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Pioneer Black AV Receiver - VSX-1020-K

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7.1-Channel/ 3-D Ready/ Bluetooth Capability With Optional Bluetooth Adapter/ Anchor Bay Video Processing/ HDMI/ 6 Inputs/ Black Finish
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Pioneer Black AV Receiver - VSX1020K

There's only one way to get closer to an artist's true intent--and that's to get as close as possible to exactly what the artist created. With this in mind, Pioneer ushers in an entirely new era of high definition stereophonic performance. From enjoying the very best 1080p high definition picture available to hearing every last nuance with award-winning audio capabilities, Pioneer's range of receivers offers nothing less than a miraculous performance at every level. And with an ever-increasing list of connectivity and integration options as well, these receivers will also guarantee to get you closer to the original experience than ever before.

The Pioneer VSX-1020-K delivers amazing home theater performance in an elegant package. With connectivity options for all your latest high-definition home theater components and digital 1080p upscaling from any source, the VSX-1020-K takes performance a step further with multi-zone support: choose either a 7.1-channel configuration, or create a second zone with 5.1 + 2 channels. And the VSX-1020-K brings extensive connectivity for your digital media via Ethernet and a front USB input, and compatibility with Bluetooth sources (using the optional AS-BT100 adapter, sold separately). Plus, it's "Works with iPhone"-certified, so you can incorporate your favorite Apple products into your home theater easily. iControlAVR, a free iPhone app (downloaded separately), turns your iPhone or iPod Touch into the ultimate control center.

Key Features:

  • 7.1-Channel 3-D Ready A/V Receiver
  • Works with iPhone Certified - includes USB/Composite Video Cable, Free iControl AVR iPhone App
  • Bluetooth Ready with Optional Pioneer AS-BT100 Bluetooth Adapter
  • HDMI® (V.1.4 with 3D) - 6 Inputs / 1 Output
  • Anchor Bay® Video Processing

Features:

"Works with iPhone" Certification Provides iPhone Users the Ultimate Plug-and-Play Integration
Get a truly plug-and-play iPhone experience with your home theater. Thanks to the VSX-1020-K's "Works with iPhone" certification, you can enjoy music with iTunes® album art, movies, downloaded TV shows from iTunes, photos, web content such as YouTube® and more. An included USB/composite video cable makes connecting your iPhone to share your favorite media easy--and your iPhone charges automatically when connected. Unlike other receiver lines, there's no need to buy a separate dock to enjoy your iPhone with your home theater. This included cable also works with most generations of iPod Classic, Nano, and iPod Touch.

Share your videos, and enjoy music with full album information and album art on your TV. Your iPhone's wireless and network features remain fully functional and music and movies will mute when you receive an incoming call. And you've got lots of control options--use the iPhone directly, or push a single button on the VSX-1020-K's front panel to switch control to the included preset remote and an intuitive, full-color GUI.

Plus, your iPhone's music will always sound its best thanks to Pioneer's exclusive Advanced Sound Retriever technology, which restores lost data in compressed music files. So even in a big room, you'll get much closer to the artist's original intent from you iPhone, iPod or other MP3 player. And Auto Level Control means a smooth, consistent listening experience with no jarring volume changes between your favorite songs and albums.

Pioneer's Free iPhone App Turns Your iPhone or iPod Touch into a Powerful Control Center
Pioneer's iControlAV (downloaded separately via Apple's App Store) gives you total control over your home theater sound. With controls for master and per-zone volume, room calibration, and more, you've got a simple but powerful way to adjust your home theater sound any way you like.

The iPhone and iPod Touch's accelerometer controls are used to control balance and emphasis--no confusing sequence of remote buttons to remember, just tilt and maneuver your Apple portable device until the sound is right where you want it.

Access Your Portable Devices, Internet Radio, Satellite Radio, and More
In addition to connections for all your home theater components, a front HDMI input lets you conveniently connect high-definition devices like an HD camcorder to view your videos in all their glory in your home theater. A front USB port lets you connect your digital camera or portable media player to display a slideshow of JPEG photos on your HDTV, or play MP3, WAV, or WMA music files with full ID3 tag and album art support. And your options don't stop with your portable devices. The Pioneer VSX-1020-K is your portal for SIRIUS® satellite radio (subscription required) and thousands of free Internet radio stations -- all just a few clicks of the remote away.

Full-Color On-Screen GUI
There are more ways to control your Pioneer VSX-1020-K than just your iPhone. There's a full-color on-screen GUI for use with the included preset remote, so you can make guided adjustments to your home theater sound.

Release Your Smartphone's Music with the AS-BT100 Bluetooth Adapter (sold separately)
For wireless connectivity, add a Pioneer AS-BT100 Bluetooth adapter (sold separately) to release your music from your iPhone, Blackberry®, or Android® smartphone as well as other Bluetooth-enabled sources like laptops. And the VSX-1020-K's Advanced Sound Retriever AIR technology makes sure that even your compressed MP3s are brought back to near cd-quality sound.

The Latest HDMI Technology Gets You Ready for 3-D
All of Pioneer's latest receivers support the latest HDMI specification, meaning that you're not just getting the most out of your existing movies and music, you're preparing for the next generation of 3-D video content with the VSX-1020-K. And with 6 HDMI inputs, including 1 on the front panel, you've got more than enough connectivity options for the growing number of high-definition sources available today.

1080p Upscaling from Any Source
Anchor Bay® and PureCinema video processing lets you upscale your picture to digital 1080p from virtually any source, including analog. PureCinema's extra processing of 3D noise reduction and Y/C color separation ensures you'll get the best picture possible from anything you've got.

True-to-Life, High-Definition Audio and New Dolby Pro Logic IIz
Of course all the latest Pioneer receivers support high-definition audio formats like Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Audio to give your Blu-ray Disc® movies a soundtrack that's true-to-life. But Pioneer adds an extra dimension with support for Dolby Pro Logic IIz across its entire 2010 line of receivers, which adds a "height" channel for an even more immersive experience.

Total Control with Custom Pioneer Technologies: Acoustic Calibration, Advanced Sound Retriever, and Auto Level Control
Pioneer's exclusive Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration system (MCACC) provides a near studio-quality, multi-channel listening experience customized specifically to your listening environment. An included microphone measures every speaker's connection, and notes its size, distance from the listening point, sound levels and timbre to calibrate and maximize performance. The VSX-1020-K has an advanced version of MCACC that will calibrate with a 9-band equalizer, auto-crossover settings, and can even send charts of its measurements to your PC via USB.

Even compressed audio such as WMA, MP3 and AAC is enhanced with another Pioneer exclusive, Advanced Sound Retriever, by filling in areas where minute details were left out during the compression process. This technology also enhances the audio quality of SIRIUS Satellite Radio and can realize an upper limit frequency of 20kHz with compressed audio playback for surprising audio richness and clarity even from "lossy" digital audio sources. The VSX-1020-K's advanced ASR can restore even multi-channel audio.

Additionally, the Auto Level Control feature can equalize volume level differences between tracks playing from an iPhone or iPod or during television programming so the volume can be enjoyed at a consistent level--no more jarring "blare" when switching audio sources.

All of these technologies come together in the VSX-1020-K to deliver an advanced level of control and sophistication for the discerning home entertainment enthusiast.

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  • Shipping: 35 lbs

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ColorBlack
Channels7
Watts Per Channel80W/ channel
Bluetooth CompatibilityYes With Optional Pioneer AS-BT100 Bluetooth Adapter (Sold Separately)
iPod CompatibilityYes
Input Connectors6 HDMI
THX CertificationNo
Weight27 lbs
  

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Pioneer Black AV Receiver
 
4.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound quality (4)
  • Simple controls (4)
  • Easy to set up (3)
  • Good power output (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home theater (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Movie enthusiast (3), Tech savvy (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (3)

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    5.0

    Great Receiver!

    By The Rick

    from Louisville, KY

    About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate Controls
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Good Power Output
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Basic Systems
      • Home Theater

      Comments about Pioneer Black AV Receiver:

      This is a beautiful piece of equipment. I leveraged a few of the rating sites to narrow down the receiver candidates. This was one of the top choices. Great sound in both music and surround... something the 3 year old Onkyo I have is lacking.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Great Receiver

      By Kap

      from New York

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate Controls
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Good Power Output
      • Good Remote Control
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Basic Systems
        • Home Theater
        • Larger Rooms
        • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

        Comments about Pioneer Black AV Receiver:

        iPhone app is a cool feature

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Superb, simply superb!

        By Great Sound

        from Houston, TX

        About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate Controls
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Good Power Output
        • Good Remote Control
        • Great Sound Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Theater
          • Larger Rooms

          Comments about Pioneer Black AV Receiver:

          Very easy to setup, lots of HDMI inputs, simple controls and intuitive remote.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Nice upgrade from existing Pioneer

          By Guch

          from SoCal

          About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate Controls
          • Easy Setup
          • Great Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Theater

            Comments about Pioneer Black AV Receiver:

            More HDMI inputs than past generations to keep up with the change in components. Much smaller footprint and seemingly runs cooler.

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