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Pioneer Elite 7.1 Channel AV Home Theater Black Receiver - VSX-33

Abt Model: VSX33 | UPC Code: 884938109048
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110 Watts x 7/ Rigid Trans Stabilizer Construction/ Glossy Aluminum Front Panel/ Freescale Digital Core Engine/ THX Select2 Plus Processing And Certification/ Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby ProLogic IIz, DTS-HD Master Audio/ Jitter Reduction Plus/ Advanced Surround Sound (13+1 Modes)/ HDMI (v.1.4a With 3D)/ Marvell 1080p/24fps Video Processor/ PC Web Browser Control/ Black Finish
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Pioneer Elite 7.1 Channel AV Home Theater Black Receiver, Model VSX33


  • Made for iPhone® Certified
  • iControlAV App for iPhone / iPod® Touch free on the App Store
  • HDMI® (V.1.4a with 3D & Audio Return Channel) 6 Inputs (Including 1 Front Input) / 2 Outputs
  • Marvell® Video Scaler
  • THX® Select2 Plus Processing & Certification
  • Ethernet Input for Access to Thousands of Internet Radio Stations
  • PC Browser Control


Amplification and Build

  • 110 Watts x 7 Advanced Direct Energy Amplification (20Hz – 20kHz, 8 ohms, 0.08% THD – FTC)
  • Rigid Trans Stabilizer Construction
  • Advanced Direct Construction
  • Glossy Aluminum Front Panel
  • Energy Saver Power Supply


  • Freescale™ Digital Core Engine
  • THX® Select2 Plus Processing and Certification
  • Dolby® TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby ProLogic IIz,› DTS-HD® Master Audio / High Resolution Audio
  • Advanced MCACC (Auto Room Calibration)
    • Symmetric 9-Band EQ
    • Standing Wave Control
    • Auto Crossover
  • 192 kHz / 24-Bit DAC (111 db S/N)
  • 192 kHz / 24-Bit ADC (112 db S/N)
  • Jitter Reduction Plus
  • Phase Control
  • WMA9 Pro Decoder
  • DTS Neural Surround
  • PQLS Multi-Channel Surround (Precision Quartz Lock System)
  • Advanced Surround Sound (13+1 Modes)
  • Wide Surround
  • Front Stage Surround Advance (Focus, Wide)
  • Headphone Surround
  • Virtual Surround Back and Height
  • XM-HD Surround
  • Multi-Channel Auto Level Control
  • Dialogue Enhancement
  • Multi-Channel Advanced Sound Retriever
  • Sound Retriever AIR for Enhanced 2-Channel Playback via Bluetooth®
  • Digital Noise Reduction
  • Midnight Listening Mode
  • Sound Delay (Lip-Sync)
  • Multi-Channel Tone Control


  • HDMI® (V.1.4a with 3D)
  • Audio Return Channel
  • Marvell® 1080p / 24fps Video Processor
  • Supports 36-bit Deep Color and x.v. Color
  • Pure Cinema I/P Conversion
  • 3D Noise Reduction (for Analog and HDMI HD)
  • Advanced Video Adjustments with Black Level


  • Made for iPod & iPhone Certified with Front USB Featuring iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPod® Player Album Art and Full Color GUI (USB + Composite Cable Included)
  • Ethernet Input for Internet Radio (24 Presets)
  • Front Panel USB Memory Audio and Photo Playback
  • Bluetooth Ready
  • HDMI (6 Inputs Including 1 Front Input / 2 Outputs)
  • Digital Coaxial (2 Inputs)
  • Digital Optical (3 Inputs / 1 Output)
  • Audio In / Out (2 Inputs / 1 Output)
  • A/V Composite (4 Inputs / 1 Output) Including 1 Front Input
  • Component Video (2 Inputs – Assignable / 1 Output)
  • SIRIUS Satellite Radio Ready
  • XM Satellite Radio Ready
  • 9.1 Pre-Amp Output
  • Large Speaker Terminals – All Channels

Custom Control

  • PC Web Browser Control
  • iControlAV App for control of receiver with iPhone/iPod Touch (available for download in the Apple App Store)3
  • On-Screen Display (Independent On-Screen Display for Zone 2)
  • 3-Zone Multi-Zone and Source (3rd Zone Audio)
  • Second Zone iPod USB / Internet Radio / SIRIUS / XM
  • Internet Radio Station Input via USB-connected Keyboard
  • Versatile 9.1 Speaker Configuration
  • Main Room / Multi-zone Illuminated Preset Remote
  • RS-232C Interface
  • 12 Volt Trigger (x2 – Assignable)
  • I/R (2 In / 1 Out)
  • Detachable Power Cord
  • Pioneer RF Remote Ready

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 6.81"
  • Width: 16.54"
  • Depth: 17.05"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 29 lbs 9 oz
  • Shipping: 38 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): Two Years Parts and Labor
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More reasons to buy the Pioneer VSX-33 from Abt Electronics
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  • The Pioneer VSX-33 is Brand New.
  • The Pioneer VSX-33 Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
Watts Per Channel110 W/channel
AM/FM Preset63
Bluetooth CompatibilityNo
iPod CompatibilityYes
Decoders/EncodersDolby 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
Input ConnectorsHDMI, Component, Optical, Analog Audio, USB, Phono
Output ConnectorsHDMi, Component, Composite, Digital Audio, Analog Audio,
THX CertificationYes
Weight (lbs)30 lbs
Parts Warranty2 Years
Labor Warranty2 Years


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Pioneer Elite 7.1 Channel AV Home Theater Black Receiver

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Just getting started- so far, love it


from Phoenix AZ

About Me Practical

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  • 2nd HDMI out
  • Good Power Output
  • Great Sound Quality
  • Packed with features


  • Stuff I havnt figured out

Best Uses

  • Home Theater
  • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

Comments about Pioneer Elite 7.1 Channel AV Home Theater Black Receiver:

When buying a new receiver, my intent was to upgrade to one with HDMI (yes, my Yamaha was that old) and I wanted to run a second outdoor patio HDTV for those game day get-togethers. Instead of messing around with a separate $100+ HDMI splitter, for the same price I could go with the VSX 33 which had 2 HDMI outs. Not to mention the endless amount of features it had in addition. I wanted quality large speaker terminals like the old better built units have.

Set up was fairly simple, other than the HDCP errors I was getting initially when I connected to my TV. After some frustration, i found it was due to a bad HDMI cable- whew! I have a 60" plasma inside, and a 37" LCD on the patio. I ran HDMI from the 2nd output to the patio set, and already had a pair of D.T. in-ceilings out there. Shockingly, everything worked awesome the first time! For ease of use, I used the automatic speaker set up and mic that came with the unit. I was surprised at what a great job it did and had no need to change anything with it.

I haven't scratched the surface yet with the features this unit has. My biggest complaint so far is to use the A/B speakers you have to push the speaker button on the front of the unit as there is no button on the remote for this (unless I am overlooking it). Someday, I'll figure out all of the different options as everything seems to be customizable.

The midnight mode (probably has to be customized) doesnt cut the bass down like my old unit and I have yet to figure out how to normalize everything to cut down on those obnoxiously loud ads on some channels.

The sound during my blurays is INCREDIBLE! I will be upgrading my speakers cause I know I am not taking advantage of this unit's power with what I have.

All in all, Im very pleased. The manual doesnt do too bad of a job explaining features, its more a matter of me figuring out how to use them. Lots of nice options for multi room systems. I wish I could figure out how to show my satellite TV but have the radio audio on. This was pretty easy with my old receiver but now I cant get both.

This unit has more than I will probably ever use, but its nice to know I have it if I need or want it.

This unit probably gets five stars when I get educated enough to customize some features and figure out its true capability.

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