Pioneer VSX-920-K review : 7.1 Channel 3D Ready A/V Receiver
Electronics Made Easy
26 November 2010
Summary: If you do not mind a few minor issues, such as lack of HDMI pass-through in standby mode or backlit remote, then by all means this is probably the A/V receiver for you. Some consumers have gone as far as comparing the Pioneer VSX-920-K to competing devices that cost upwards of $1500. Needless to say, with the latest technologies and support for advanced devices and codecs, this receiver is definitely one of the best for the price and one of the best for the average home...
Pros: Quality- great price, great features, trusted-brand, Superior- offers advanced 7.1-channel audio and video upconvert, Featured- plenty of HDMI 1.4a ports, Bluetooth and iPod compatibility, Advanced- comes with several experience-enhancing technologies
Cons: Improvable- underpowered with a few minor flaws
Excerpt: Recently, we looked at this receiver’s big brother , and the fact is that is isn’t really any bigger than this one. The Pioneer VSX-920-K is surprisingly full-on with features. The main one of interest here is that it has full 3D video support, passing it through very nicely from Blu-ray player to TV, while pulling the sound out for its own purposes.
Pros: Supports 3D video signals, Supports iPod, All digital audio standards supported, Zone 2
Cons: No 7.1 channel analog out (for upgrading amplifier)
Excerpt: Pioneer are one of a handful of brands that are synonymous with the hi-fi industry and with the name you know roughly that you are going to get a quality product with a respectable array of features for your hard earned cash.
Excerpt: And having said all that, a separate ‘Total Harmonic Distortion’ figure is given as an excellent 0.06% from 20 to 20,000Hz into eight ohms at ... 85 watts per channel! Make sense of that if you can. The receiver has four HDMI inputs, as well as Ethernet and USB, and also a proprietary port for Pioneer peripherals. There’s no support for S-Video here.
Excerpt: Pioneer is probably the coolest brand in home cinema. Its sleek, cosmetically finessed designs and cutting-edge performance make the rest of the herd look positively industrial. So how do you go about making a sub-£500 receiver cooler than a penguin's toes?
Conclusion: Der Pioneer ist mit seinen vielen Funktionen zwar nicht ganz einfach zu bedienen. Doch zum fairen Preis bietet der VSX-920 einen kraftvollen und offenen Klang, viel Leistung und eine für die Preisklasse hervorragende Ausstattung. Als Belohnung darf er sich mit dem Denon den Testsieg teilen.