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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 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 4
4.0

Only lasted 3 months

consume, Amazon
7 September 2011
  • Summary: I was pleased with this receiver for the last three months. It has good sound for the price, almost equal to my 2002 Onkyo which was 300.00$ at the time. From reading alot of reviews on line, modern electronics have a high failure rate. Mine quite after 3 months use, which I would consider unacceptable at any price. Pioneer is going to repair the unit which I have to pay shipping cost to the repair shop.
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Overall 4
4.0

disapointed

j.pulver, Ebay
9 May 2011
  • Summary: Seems great at first but found out real quick that it over heats easily! I mean REAL easy!!! I think thats what it is, it just locks up and you can't do anything. It keeps doing whatever it was but you have to unplug it for a while to reset it. ??? Maybe mine is just a lemon??
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Overall 4
4.0

Decent For HDMI-only, Flawed Otherwise

Ryan Tobin, Amazon
6 February 2011
  • Summary: I purchased this product as part of an overhaul of my home theater arrangement, which included a new HDTV, Blu-Ray player, and receiver. I chose the Pioneer product because it offered HDMI switching and current-gen audio format decoding at a very good price. My two previous receivers had been Sony products, which I liked, but I thought Pioneer would be a solid brand.
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