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Pioneer Elite Black 7-Channel AV Receiver - VSX-21TXH

Abt Model: VSX21TXH | UPC Code: 012562957067
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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/ 4 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 - VSX21TXH

Creating a truly immersive entertainment experience in the home is no small task, but one that has driven the latest innovations incorporated in the Pioneer® Elite® VSX-21TXH receiver. At the core of the VSX-21TXH is the Direct Energy Class A/B amplifier to power a sonically dynamic multi-channel home theater. Connect a Pioneer Blu-ray Disc® player to the Elite VSX-21TXH and lose yourself in the latest movie in a stunning 1080p picture complemented by a Dolby® TrueHD or DTS-HD® Master audio soundtrack. If you are enjoying your current DVD library, the VSX-21TXH will enhance the multi-channel soundtrack with the Pioneer-exclusive Advanced Sound Retriever-Multi (ASR) technology so the sound will be more robust in the larger 5.1 channel system. And if you are watching broadcast television, the proprietary Auto Level Control-Multi (ALC) will monitor and maintain the volume at a consistent level so commercials won’t suddenly blast significantly more loudly than your favorite TV show.

The Elite VSX-21TXH is also Works with iPhone™ certified, so you can enjoy your favorite songs or downloaded video on your larger system. Easily connect your iPhone to the front USB input with the included cable, and start navigating your playlists with the new graphical user interface with on-screen album art (when available). The Elite VSX-21TXH is also both XM® and SIRIUS® Satellite Radio ready*. And if you are looking to expand your entertainment throughout the house and are consulting with a custom installer, the Elite VSX-21TXH is the perfect solution as it provides up to two zones of A/V distribution.

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 2-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
  • 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 2-zone
  • Sleep Timer
  • Multi Operation
  • Advanced MCACC Graphic PC Output
  • Amplifier Assign
  • Detachable Power Cord

Connectivity

  • HDMI Inputs 4
  • HDMI Outputs 1
  • 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 2-zones
  • Zone 2 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: 29.3125 lbs
  • Shipping: 36.5 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturers Warranty(authorized online retailer): 2 Year Elite Warranty
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More reasons to buy the Pioneer VSX-21TXH from Abt Electronics
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  • The Pioneer VSX-21TXH is Brand New.
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ColorBlack
Channels7
Watts Per Channel110 W/channel
Bluetooth CompatibilityNo
iPod CompatibilityYes
Decoders/EncodersNeural-THX Surround, WMA-9 Pro
Input ConnectorsHDMI Inputs 4, 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 1, 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 2-zones, Zone 2 Analog Audio Out ,Zone 2 Video Out Composite, Zone 3 Video Out Composite
THX CertificationNo
Height6.84"
Width16.56"
Depth17.04"
Weight29.3125 lbs
Parts Warranty2 Years
Labor Warranty2 Years
  

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Pioneer Elite Black 7-Channel AV Receiver
 
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4.0

Great Receiver & Easy Setup

By Andrew

from North Aurora, IL

About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

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Pros

  • Accurate Controls
  • Clean Sound
  • Durable
  • Easy Setup
  • Good Power Output
  • Great Sound Quality

Cons

  • Confusing / Bad Remote Control
  • IPod Connection Control

Best Uses

  • Home Theater
  • Larger Rooms
  • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
  • Smaller Rooms

Comments about Pioneer Elite Black 7-Channel AV Receiver:

I bought another Pioneer receiver for another part of my house after being happy with a previous Pioneer Elite receiver. There are a lot of similarities between the two and some nice improvements.

I was impressed with the improvements in the menu display and iPod screen. My old receiver had a generic gray screen and black lettering for menus and the ipod. The ipod screen now shows the album picture. I was a little disappointed that it does not go into a screen saver mode when you are listening to the ipod for an extended time. It does dim.

The only problems I have had have been with the ipod connection. There have been a couple of times where the ipod/receiver has stopped responding. I think this is an issue with most ipod & receiver connections. I read about issues with Yamaha and Denon as well when comparing receivers. The nice thing about Pioneer is that it comes with the ipod cable, so there is no need for a seperat $199 ipod dock.

Overall I am happy with the receiver and will be keeping it.

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4.0

Elite Sound and Connectivity!

By -MH

from Chicago, IL

About Me Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate Controls
  • Clean Sound
  • Easy Setup
  • Good Power Output
  • Good Remote Control
  • Great Sound Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Theater

    Comments about Pioneer Elite Black 7-Channel AV Receiver:

    This receiver offers a great power output for the price and has a ton of connectivity options. Even better, the surround setup is fully automated through the use of a supplied microphone. You won't be disappointed with the purchase of this unit.

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