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Pioneer Elite Black 7-Channel AV Receiver - VSX-23TXH

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110W x 7 Surround Power/ 110W x 2 Stereo Power/ Digital Engine Digital Core/ Midnight Listening/ iPod Photo And Video/ Works With iPhone/ 5 HDMI Inputs/ iPhone/iPod USB Input/ USB Memory Input/ XM And SIRIUS Satellite Ready/ Black Finish
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Pioneer Elite Black 7-Channel AV Receiver - VSX23TXH

At the heart of the ultimate high-definition home theater system is the Pioneer® Elite® VSX-23TXH receiver. As entertainment options expand, the Elite VSX-23TXH is equipped with Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD® Master Audio decoding, Pioneer’s exclusive MCACC room calibration, and an abundance of connectivity solutions for high-definition as well as standard-definition sources including Blu-ray Disc® players, DVD players, game consoles, cable or satellite boxes and more. This receiver is the perfect hub for managing it all.

As HDMI® has become the new high-definition cable connection of choice, HDMI is susceptible to digital transmission errors known as “jitter.” Jitter is caused by timing errors in the digital bit-stream between two connected components and can cause audibly noticeable problems sonically expressed by a lack of detail, depth, imaging, and ultimately a natural sound-field. The VSX-23TXH is the entry point for Pioneer’s exclusive PQLS-Multi technology that can solve these problems when coupled with a PQLS-Multi equipped Pioneer Blu-Ray Disc® player (BDP-23FD). By using the 2-way HDMI CEC communication capabilities of the HDMI spec, Pioneer Elite PQLS components “talk to each other” and “speed synchronize” the digital clocks between them using the receiver’s Precision Quartz Lock System (PQLS) to buffer and synchronize the digital audio signals, effectively removing the effects of jitter for a clear, pristine, natural sounding digital transfer. PQLS-Multi removes the effects of jitter with 2-channel CD playback and now from multi-channel DVD and Blu-Ray Disc soundtracks.

The VSX-23TXH doesn’t stop at precision A/V processing. Connect a Pioneer Elite Blu-ray Disc® player to any of the five available HDMI inputs to watch the latest Blu-ray movie in stunning 1080p/24fps high definition. Or use the convenient front HDMI input to watch the family video captured on your HDMI equipped camcorder. Listen to your favorite songs on your iPod® or iPhone® by taking advantage of the front USB input and included cable. One of the first receivers to be Works with iPhone™ certified, you can enjoy your favorite playlist in your home theater or watch video on the big screen. The Elite VSX-23TXH is also both XM® and SIRIUS® Satellite Radio ready*. Navigating all these devices and content is a breeze with the new graphical user interface (GUI) and on-screen album art. Even your viewing options are expanded further with the two HDMI outputs. And if you are consulting with a custom installer on developing a larger whole home system, the Elite VSX-23TXH is the perfect solution as it provides up to three zones of A/V distribution throughout your house.

Specifications:

Power

  • Amplifier Design Discrete (A.D. Energy)
  • Surround Power 110W x 7 (20Hz - 20kHz, .09% THD @ 8 ohms, All Channels Driven)
  • Stereo Power 110W x 2 (20Hz - 20kHz, .09% THD @ 8 ohms)

Audio Processing

  • Digital Engine Digital Core
  • THX™ Select2 Plus
  • PQLS for Audio Multi-channel
  • Wolfson DACs
  • iPod® Digital
  • Room Calibration Advanced MCACC 9 Band EQ
  • Phase Control Y
  • Symmetric 9-band EQ
  • Standing Wave Control
  • Polarity Check
  • Front Stage Surround (Focus,Wide)
  • Advanced Surround Modes (13+1) Modes
  • Sound Retriever - Multi
  • Dolby True HD
  • Dolby Digital Plus
  • Dolby Pro-Logic IIx
  • Dolby® Digital EX
  • Dolby® Digital 5.1
  • DTS-HD Master Audio
  • DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
  • DTS-ES
  • DTS 96/24
  • DTS® 5.1
  • Stream Direct
  • DTS NEO: 6
  • DTS Express
  • Auto Level Control - Multi
  • Neural-THX Surround Decoder
  • WMA-9 Pro Decoder
  • HDMI® SACD Transfer
  • HDMI DVD-Audio Transfer
  • X-Curve Compensation
  • Digital Noise Reduction
  • Virtual Surround Back
  • Headphone Surround
  • Dialog Enhancement
  • Midnight Listening
  • Loudness
  • Auto Signal Select
  • Analog to Digital Conversion Burr Brown 192 kHz / 24-bit
  • Digital Analog Conversion (DAC) Wolfson WM8728 192 kHz / 24-bit DAC

Video Processing

  • HDMI® 48-bit Deep Color
  • HDMI x.v. Color
  • Video Converter - Component
  • 1080p Video Scaler for Analog Standard Definition
  • Pure Cinema I/P Converter
  • Video Parameter Adjustment
  • HDMI 1080P Video Transfer
  • iPod® Photo and Video
  • 3D Noise Reduction (Analog SD)
  • 3D Y/C Separation
  • Aspect Ratio

Convenience

  • Works with iPhone Certified
  • On-Screen Display Redesigned, Full-color GUI
  • Multi-zone On-screen Display Zone 2 & 3
  • Supplied iPhone/iPod A/V USB Cable
  • iTunes Album Art
  • FL Dimmer
  • Function Rename
  • Remote Illuminated Preset
  • Multi-Zone 3-zone
  • Sleep Timer
  • Multi Operation
  • Advanced MCACC Graphic PC Output
  • Amplifier Assign
  • Detachable Power Cord

Connectivity

  • HDMI Inputs 5 (Including 1 Front Panel Input)
  • HDMI Outputs 2
  • Component Video Input 2
  • Component Video Outputs 1
  • S-Video Input 4
  • S-Video Outputs 1
  • Composite A/V Input 4
  • Composite A/V Output 1
  • iPhone / iPod USB Input
  • USB Memory Input
  • XM® Satellite Ready
  • SIRIUS® Satellite Ready
  • Analog Audio Inputs 2
  • Analog Audio Outputs 1
  • Digital Inputs 5 (3 Optical, 2 Coaxial
  • Digital Outputs 1 Optical
  • Multi-Channel Input 5.1
  • Audio Pre-Output 7.1
  • Headphone Output
  • Multi-Room and Source Output 3-zones
  • Zone 2 Analog Audio Out
  • Zone 3 Analog Audio Out
  • Zone 2 Video Out Composite
  • Zone 3 Video Out Composite
  • 12 Volt Trigger (Device Assignable) 2
  • Front A/V Inputs
  • RS-232C
  • IR In/Out

Construction

  • Front Panel Aluminum/Urushi
  • Transformer Stabilizer

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 6.84"
  • Width: 16.56"
  • Depth: 17.04"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 29.75 lbs
  • Shipping: 37.5 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturers Warranty(authorized online retailer): 2 Year Elite Warranty
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ColorBlack
Channels7
Watts Per Channel110 W/channel
Bluetooth CompatibilityNo
iPod CompatibilityYes
Decoders/EncodersDolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD® Master Audio
Input ConnectorsHDMI Inputs 5, Component Video Input 2, S-Video Input 4, Composite A/V Input 4, iPhone / iPod USB Input, USB Memory Input, Analog Audio Inputs 2, Digital Inputs 5 (3 Optical, 2 Coaxial), Multi-Channel Input 5.1, Front A/V Inputs
Output ConnectorsHDMI Outputs 2, Component Video Outputs 1, S-Video Outputs 1, Composite A/V Output 1, Analog Audio Outputs 1, Digital Outputs 1 Optical, Audio Pre-Output 7.1, Headphone Output, Multi-Room and Source Output 3-zones, Zone 2 Analog Audio Out, Zone 3 Analog Audio Out, Zone 2 Video Out Composite, Zone 3 Video Out Composite
THX CertificationNo
Height6.84"
Width16.56"
Depth17.04"
Weight29.75 lbs
Parts Warranty2 Years
Labor Warranty2 Years
  

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Pioneer Elite Black 7-Channel AV Receiver
 
5.0

(based on 3 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good audio (3)
  • Good power output (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home theater (3)
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      • Movie enthusiast (3)

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    5.0

    It's great

    By Beagle mom

    from Glenview, IL

    About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clean Sound
    • Good Power Output
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

    • Manual difficult

    Best Uses

    • Basic Systems
    • Home Theater
    • Larger Rooms

    Comments about Pioneer Elite Black 7-Channel AV Receiver:

    Very pleased. Great sound quality. Manual a bit hard to understand.

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    5.0

    Pioneer Elite Rocks

    By HTMan

    from Michigan

    About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical

    Pros

    • Clean Sound
    • Easy Setup
    • Good Power Output
    • Good Remote Control
    • Great Looking
    • Great Sound Quality
    • IPod dock in front
    • Runs much cooler than Onk

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Theater
      • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

      Comments about Pioneer Elite Black 7-Channel AV Receiver:

      I am reasonably audio/technically able but have never set up a home theater system - and this system was relatively simple to set up. The manual is fairly easy to use.

      I am also very picky about amps and must say that I am pleasantly suprised by the quality of this amp/reciever at this price point. Be very careful with the power/wattage ratings on consumer home theater receivers, especially with 7.1/7.2 setups. Many of the top name brands (e.g. Denon, Sony, Yamaha, Onkyo, Pioneer - non Elite and others) drop to the 30W range when driving more than 2 channels into 8 ohms. Even the Onkyo 807 drops to that range when more than 5 8-ohm loads are driven. This Pioneer seems to be relatively true to its stated ratings.

      The video upconvert/processing is quite good. In fact, hooked up to our 52" 1080p LCD, I expected lower res sources would look quite poor. But the video processing is really quite amazing.

      This unit runs MUCH cooler than the Onkyos. On the downside, it is missing some of the latest codecs like Dolby Pro Logig IIz (height) and some cool Auddessy processing modes. While manufactures include these for marketing purposes, they are rarely useful in practice. I would much rather have a clean power amp that is easy to setup, runs cool and does the key stuff right (video upconvert), than a couple of codecs that are rarely if ever used. Pioneer put quality into the areas that matter most.

      Bottom line: This is a GREAT unit for the money. Unless you want to spend 50-100% more, you won't be able to get anything that is significantly better. I give it 5-Stars based on what it was designed for. Pioneer did it right.

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      5.0

      Good Product, plenty of power.

      By Audio Video Guy

      from Texas

      About Me Movie Enthusiast, Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate Controls
      • Clean Sound
      • Durable
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Good Power

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Basic Systems
        • Home Theater
        • Larger Rooms
        • Smaller Rooms

        Comments about Pioneer Elite Black 7-Channel AV Receiver:

        I had onkyo previously, I had nothing but trouble, could not get it fixed, company did everything to deny problem, internet full of lack of service and support quotes for ONKYO products, not to mention, this receiver BLOWED away the onkyo SR806 I had. Can't go wrong with pioneer elite products. Remote is little hard to learn but you'll get used to it. Buy it, prices are right, you'll love it.

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