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Pioneer VSX-816
4.3 out of 10

Pioneer VSX-816

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Reviews and Problems with Pioneer VSX-816

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Overall 8
8.0

used Pioneer Receiver

Jim L, Amazon
24 December 2011
  • Summary: I purchased a suround system several years ago. About six months ago the Pioneer receiver went out. I purchased a used Pioneer receiver through Amazon. It wasn't boxed very well but it works great.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not as great as they say..

folsomjailrock, Amazon
17 December 2011
  • Summary: I bought the reciver as part of Black Friday Sale from Best Buy. I bought high quality Polk speakers to go with it but the problem I see is that the reciever volume needs to be set very high to hear anything from TV.
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Overall 5
5.0

Pioneer reciver

Ands2345, avsforum.com
30 July 2011
  • Summary: The subwoofer that I used made the people down the street come to my house and told use to turn the bass down and the other speaker sounded good but there was no remote when I got the reciver because it was a used one
  • Pros: Sounds great
  • Cons: No remote came with it
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Overall 4
4.0

vsx-816 audio cutting out

E. Bus., Amazon
11 May 2011
  • Summary: like everyone else, my audio is cutting out. It works again when I off/on the receiver, but this has become a more than once daily necessity. Doesn't look like there is anything that can be done, so I guess I'll just ride the storm till I can't take it anymore.
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Overall 2
2.0

It is good only for 2 years

Lost in Life "AmazonFrequentBuyer", Amazon
23 April 2011
  • Summary: Then the nasty intermittent loss-of-sound problem hit me. I was thinking it was due to loose connection, overheating/overloading, until I checked again here on Amazon. I am NOT alone... When I bought this piece of junk, the overall review was good.
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Overall 2
2.0

Never, ever buying Pioneer again

manohman25, Amazon
15 April 2011
  • Summary: Had this for 2 years before speakers started cutting out. Based on other reviews, there seems to be a design flaw. Pioneer won't admit to it, so in the trash it goes. Goodbye Pioneer
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Overall 2
2.0

Yep, speaker cuts out!

longmontmatt "longmontmatt", Amazon
6 May 2010
  • Summary: Thank goodness I found these reviews! I was going insane trying to fix my setup. Checked all my connections, all my other devices, etc... It just turns out that the receiver is junk. Hate to toss it, but guess I will. Lasted about 3 years, which is pretty bad if you ask me.
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Overall 2
2.0

After 2 Years - the Sound is cutting out intermittantly like everyone elses reviews.

GSP Fan, Amazon
19 October 2009
  • Summary: This was trouble free for 2 years, now the Sound is cutting out of the Center Channel like so many have reported. Double checked all the wiring - subbed in a different center channel, it cuts out intermittantly still. Many have noted that they had to crank the volume or turn it off/on to fix.
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Overall 8
8.0

Extremely pleased with this system.

I. Gibbons, Amazon
22 September 2009
  • Summary: I've had this system for 3 years and I am very pleased with it. I have it playing through JBL FS-1000 Floor Speakers and although the wattage doesnt completely match, it still sounds fantastic. Calibrating the speakers is so easy with the MCACC system. Really makes a huge difference.
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Overall 4
4.0

Piece of junk, right and left speakers started cutting out after 2 years.

Justin T. Yu, Amazon
21 March 2009
  • Summary: I purchased this receiver at circuit city about 2 years ago. It was a great receiver when I first got it. Just like a brand new car, it sounded great and looked great. Recently my front left and right speakers have been cutting out randomly, I thought it was my speaker wire or my audio connection so...
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