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Pioneer VSX-520

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Overall 6

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 6


Rodd L. Ringquist, Amazon
3 October 2011
  • Summary: Fairly easy to hook up. Volume to be perceptible needs to be set at least 30% capacity, No non RCA type subwoofer connection. That being said I like the unit the sound is very adequate for purpose. though there is many surround options many sound like the old reverb systems from the 60's. But a couple are very good.
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Overall 6
Value for money 8

User Review

recoveryone a Audio Enthusiast, Audio Review
21 June 2011
  • Summary: I upgraded to this model after several years of faithful service from my VSX 411. The big upside to this entry to mid level AVR is that it handles all of the newer surround formats ( True DD/ DTS HD ) and is able to support 7.1 with extra amps to power those rear speakers. This AVR is no center piece of conversation as it has no flashing lights are large display telling you what is going on, but it does get the job done neverless.
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Overall 6

Basic Receiver - No Frills

R. Guhl, Amazon
8 April 2011
  • Summary: Basically, we just bought this to get hdmi connectivity for our home theater system and that it does well. But it's not particularly sophisticated in functionality. For instance, I'm used to being able to configure the audio settings for each input and this unit seems to only have one set for all inputs which could be a little annoying if one changes inputs frequently, but we don't, so no big deal. But the price was right.
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Overall 6
Value for money 2
Sound quality 10


rox1236, Ciao
9 October 2012
  • Summary: premetto che sono laureata in ingegneria con il massimo dei voti, quindi non penso di essere stupida. con questa diavoleria non si capisce come cavolo va gestita: istruzioni molto succinte, funzioni per nulla intuitive. poi quando in qualche modo parte, per quanto riguarda l'immagine e il suono non c'è nulla da dire, il suo lavoro lo fa e bene.
  • Pros: va bene per l'alta qualità
  • Cons: difficile da usare
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Overall 6

Guter Receiver aber mit Einschränkungen!

Lord Mito "HD-Fan, Fifa-Zocker,", Amazon
11 June 2011
  • Summary: Habe mir den VSX520 wegen des günstigen Preises von 229 Euro schicken lassen. Positiv: * Optik * Einmessmicro * guter Klang (mir aber zu agressiv im Hochtonbereich!) * HD-Tonformate * Bedienungsanleitung gedruckt dabei (nicht nur auf CD wie bei manch Anderen) Neutral: * Fernbedienung nicht beleuchtet (in dieser Preisklasse eher unüblich, deshalb Neutral) Negativ: * kein on Screen Display * Display am Gerät zeigt wenig Informationen (z.b.
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Overall 6

Telefonservice gut erreichbar

J.M, Amazon
8 May 2011
  • Summary: Die technischen Daten bewogen mich dieses Teil zu bestellen, die Bedienungsanleitung ist leider weit von den paraktischen Anforderungen weg. Erst nach den Auskünften des wirklich hilfsbereiten und freundlichen Servicepersonal erfuhr ich, daß ein analoger Ausgang, zum Beispiel für die Heimkinoanlage nur funktioniert, wenn man analog einspeist. Im Klartext: wenn man alle Geräte über HDMI - Verkabelung fährt hat man keine Möglichkeit ein Ausgangssignal abzugreifen.
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Overall 5


Bokkoo, Prisjakt
9 February 2011