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.
Summary: Me and my cousin we went in halfs on this baby. We got it home and my cousin (drunk as usual) dropped the box! Good for us nothing brokedid. We set it up and hookedid up 4 spieakers and turned it on but nothing much happened. What good is a expensive tuner thingy if you can't not gettit working? I gave up and went to bed; my cousin passedid out on the floor.
Summary: This is a VERY solid product. Sure there are things you can gripe about (old-school text display makes things a little tougher, like when you want to balance speakers) but all-in-all it's great. I had no problem setting it up after reading the manual a bit. The sound is great and full, the sub is hearty, and I'm running all of my video devices through it with no problem at all. I think it's a great buy for the price.
Summary: Delivery was prompt. Set up was a breeze. Sound quality is great. I used a 3 foot 3.5mm cable to connect to my laptop which sits right on top of the unit, using my iPhone as a remote, now I have unlimited, high quality music. Very happy overall. Unit a tad bulky but a good looking unit. Would definitely recommend this to a friend looking for an entry level receiver.
I Really Wanted To Love This Receiver...but I can't...
Dale Curtis, Amazon
14 May 2011
Summary: Setup was easy with this receiver. I use it to power my turntable, computer, CD player, & cassette deck. All of the components sound great thru this receiver. The remote works great. So why can't I love it? The "receiver" aspect of it just doesn't do it. Of the dozens of FM radio stations in my area, it picks up three. A Top 40 station, a religious station, & a country station. That's it.
Summary: This is a great 5.1 home theater receiver! It has plenty of inputs for a variety of setups. The user interface gets 3/5 stars- it is easy to navigate with the help of the owner's manual. It has options to set the distance from each speaker to the seating area and to increase individual speaker volume; which is a huge plus! It also has a variety of preset audio modes.
its ok but with the price i payed cant complain much
5 May 2011
Summary: hard as heck to fiqur out how to use. but i got it working . i wish it had more lets say. um tuneing were you could have more effects to the sound like i like the stero what i found bad about this is that some speakers may not work with sertan settings and the chnl were you can make on speaker louder than the other.
Summary: A few weeks ago I bought the Pioneer VSX820 AV receiver. I really like it, so I decided to also buy the VSX520, which is one-step down, but almost identical. The only differences that I can see are that the 520 does not include a dedicated iPod input and tv onscreen menus. The ONLY reason I gave it four stars instead of five is the lack of these features. When the 520 went on sale at Amazon, I jumped on it. Delivey took six days using the free shipping offer.