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Pioneer-vsx-520.20647259
7.3 out of 10

Pioneer VSX-520

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Overall 10
10

Great Stereo

Corey A. Camasso "camasso", Amazon
9 January 2014
  • Summary: Wonderful equipment.. Excellent variety of input/output options.. clear sound from internl amplifier, and carries a wonderful crossover/eq/dolby surround 5.1 & more! a+++ product!
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Overall 2
2.0

Big name, excellent when it works, and a pain when it breaks. Last only 40 hours. Not pleased with the product.

Charles B. Holland, Amazon
31 August 2013
  • Summary: Used it for about 40 hours. Broke. Had it fixed. Took two months for have it fixed. After using another 3 hours, broke again. Gave up on the product. I do not recommend the product.
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Overall 10
10

Very happy with this purchase.

Sharon "Sharon", Amazon
8 August 2013
  • Summary: I prefer Pioneer products, and this receiver will last me a long time. The quality is very nice, and the price was attractive. I'm glad I could find just what I wanted to accompany my Pioneer 301-Disc CD-File Changer. I would recommend this product highly to anyone.
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Overall 10
10

Impressive, Much Better than expected

Amhed Herrera, Amazon
26 July 2013
  • Summary: To be honest I bought the receiver because the price was too good to be true, but I had my doubts regarding the power output but at that time I did not care. When I received it I connected 2 JBL L820 for the front, for center speaker sometimes i connect a cerwin vega VE5-c and some other a LC2 JBL, for rear the bose 251 Environmental Speakers because I used it also for my patio and a Cerwin-Vega XLS-12S subwoofer, for input PS3, and for playing my itunes music via wifi I...
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Overall 2
2.0

Hdmi socket not working

PennWood, Amazon
12 June 2013
  • Summary: This machine's 4 HDMI Sockets failed. The first one within 6 months, the second one the following month and the third one failed (no sound), I only have one left. A piece of junk.
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Overall 8
8.0

IT'S NOT A ELITE, BUT IT IS UNIQUE

jack4cash, Ebay
4 June 2013
  • Summary: THIS ONE OF PIONEER'S LEAST KNOWN RECEIVER. I BOUGHT ONE FOR MY BEDROOM. IT MORE THAN DID IT'S JOB. IT ACTUALLY IS BETTER FOR A HOME THEATER SETTING. LIVING ROOM, DEN, MAN CAVE. EVEN A GARAGE. IT HAS A FAIR AMOUNT OF HDMI HOOK UPS TO ENJOY. I SOLD MINE AND UP GRADED BUT BELEIVE ME IT'S WORTH THE PRICE LISTED ON EBAY.
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Overall 4
4.0

Poor Product

Charles Fred Smith, Amazon
23 April 2013
  • Summary: After using Pioneer audio equipment for thirty years I have finally found one that is a total dud. This one is designed so if you don't have the remote then you can't make necessary settings to use it. The performance has not met my expectations so I am going to replace a two year old A/V receiver with another brand. As the Pioneer rep said "If you find the remote give us a call.
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Overall 6
6.0

Pioneer VSX-520-K 5.1 Home Theater Receiver

shubee, Amazon
8 January 2013
  • Summary: Very confusing manual and operation. The advertising claimed it has phono input - not true. Does not have equalizer input/output, you're stuck with iffy treble and bass only. When buying amplifiers do your research.
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Overall 10
10

Great recceiver

Cal, Amazon
4 January 2013
  • Summary: Have purchased more than of these Love it. Worked great until lightning hit it. Need a new one soon. as possible.
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Overall 2
2.0

Receiver Dead after 13 Months

Amazon Customer, Amazon
25 November 2012
  • Summary: I bought this receiver to replace an old Sony 5.1 that did not have HDMI. I choose the Pioneer VSX-520-K because it was reasonably priced and had the HDMI pass-through. When it arrived and I set up the system, the audio would not calibrate correctly. I can't explain it but the audio just seemed "Off". I read through the manual, made all the appropriate adjustments (entering distance of each speaker, the speaker size, etc.) and still it just didn't sound right.
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