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Pioneer-vsx-520.20647259
7.3 out of 10

Pioneer VSX-520

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Reviews and Problems with Pioneer VSX-520

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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 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 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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Overall 2
2.0

A waste of money and time

Steven Smith, Amazon
28 September 2011
  • Summary: I purchased my first of this receiver and found it had a problem sending any signal to the Subwoofer PreOut port on the rear panel. Pioneer tech support confirmed there was a short in that port. Receiver sent back to amazon for replacement. I got another a few days later and found that it not only had the same problem with the Sub out, inputs on the rear panel for dvd and tv did not pass audio signal so it wasn't possible to hear either of those.
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