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Pioneer Black 5.1 Channel 3D AV Receiver - VSX-821-K

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110 Watts x 5/ Compatible With iPod, iPhone And iPad Devices/ Bluetooth Compatible With Optional AS-BT200 Bluetooth Adapter/ Dolby True HD And DTS-HD Master Audio Decoding/ Deep Color/ x.v.Color/ 3-D Ready/ Audio Return Channel/ Direct Energy Amplifier Design/ Texas Instruments Aureus Digital Core DSP Engine/ Black Finish
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Product Details

Pioneer Black 5.1 Channel 3D AV Receiver, Model VSX821K

Features:

  • Industry's First AV Receiver Designed for iPad®
  • Compatible with iPod, iPhone and iPad devices
  • Bluetooth® Compatible with optional AS-BT200 Bluetooth Adapter
  • HDMI (4 In / 1 Out) with 3D, ARC Deep Color, x.v.Color

Specifications:

Power

  • Amplifier Design: Direct Energy
  • Channels: 5.1
  • Power Output Per Channel(20Hz-20kHz,.08%THD@8ohm): 80
  • Power Output Per Channel (1kHz@8ohm): 110
  • Power Output Per Channel (1kHz@6ohm): 125

Handheld and Internet

  • Made for iPod Certified
  • Made for iPhone Certified
  • Made for iPad Certified
  • Supported Apple Devices: 5th gen. Nano and Above / iPhone, 3G, 3GS, 4, iPad
  • Supplied iPod/iPhone/iPad A/V Cable: USB + Composite Video
  • Battery Charger: 5th gen. Nano and Above / iPhone, 3G, 3GS, 4, iPad
  • iTunes Movie / TV / Video Playback
  • YouTube Video Playback
  • Android Audio Playback via USB

Decoders & Formats

  • Digital Core DSP Engine: Texas Instruments Aureus
  • iPod Digital Audio
  • 192K/24-Bit DACs
  • Dolby True HD
  • Dolby Digital Plus
  • Dolby Pro-Logic Iiz
  • DTS-HD Master Audio
  • HDMI SACD Transfer: 2 Channel

Soundfield Calibration

  • Phase Control
  • Auto MCACC
  • EQ Bands: 5
  • Symmetric EQ
  • MCACC Memory: 1
  • Distance Adjustment: 0.1 Feet

Listening Modes

  • Auto Surround
  • Stream Direct: (Direct, Pure Direct)
  • Advanced Surround: 9+1 Mode DPS
  • Front Stage Surround Advance
  • Headphone Surround

Audio

  • DSD to PCM Converter: 2 Channel
  • Auto Level Control: 2 Channel
  • Advanced Sound Retriever: 2 Channel
  • Sound Retriever AIR
  • Midnight Listening
  • Loudness
  • Tone Control: 2 Channel
  • Sound Delay (Lip Sync): (9 Frames)
  • Speaker A/B

Video Processing

  • 3-D Ready
  • Audio Return Channel
  • HDMI Standby Through
  • HDMI 36-bit Deep Color
  • HDMI x.v. Color

Connectivity

  • HDMI Input / Output: 4 In (Rear) / 1 Out
  • Bluetooth Adapter Port: Optional AS-BT200 or AS-BT100
  • Component Video Input / Output: 2 In (Assignable)
  • Composite A/V Input / Output: 5 In (Front 1, Rear 4) / 1 out
  • iPod/ iPhone / iPad: (USB+V)
  • Front USB Memory Input: 1 (Front)
  • SIRIUS Satellite Ready
  • Analog Audio Inputs / Output: 2 In / 1 Out
  • Digital Inputs / Output: 3 In
  • Pre-Amp Output: 2.1 Ch (SW, SB/FH)
  • Headphone Output
  • Front A/V Inputs: USB / AV Inputs
  • AM/FM Presets: 30 Preset AM / FM Tunner

Installation

  • On-Screen Display: Analog OSD
  • iPod / iPhone / iPad Cable: Included
  • FL Demo Mode (Feature Flashing)
  • Auto Power Down
  • FL Dimmer
  • Remote: Preset Remote Control
  • Sleep Timer: 30, 60, 90 min.

Construction

  • Front Panel: Glossy Black
  • Large Speaker Terminals: 7

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 6.6"
  • Width: 17.16"
  • Depth: 14.27"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 20.24 lbs
  • Shipping: 26 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
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ColorBlack
Channels5.1
Watts Per Channel110
AM/FM Preset30 Presets
Bluetooth CompatibilityYes (Requires Optional Adapter)
iPod CompatibilityYes
Decoders/EncodersDolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD® Master Audio
Input ConnectorsDigital, Front A/V, HDMI, Analog, Component Video, Component A/V
THX CertificationNo
Height6.6"
Width17.16"
Depth14.27"
Weight20.24 lbs
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year
  

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Pioneer Black 5.1 Channel 3D AV Receiver
 
4.4

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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  • 1 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound quality (7)
  • Good power output (5)
  • Good remote control (5)
  • Easy to set up (3)
  • Simple controls (3)

Cons

  • Difficult to set up (3)

Best Uses

  • Home theater (7)
  • Basic systems (3)
  • Large rooms (3)
  • Multiple rooms / whole house (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (6), Movie enthusiast (5), Audiophile (3), Practical (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

Reviewed by 9 customers

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4.0

Pioneer is Great!

By Richard Ringo Langley

from Lyndhurst, NJ

About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Good Remote Control
  • Great Sound Quality
  • Ipod compatible
  • Many video inputs

Cons

  • Fixed input names

Best Uses

  • Home Theater
  • Larger Rooms

Comments about Pioneer Black 5.1 Channel 3D AV Receiver:

If only you could name the inputs! Anyway this is a great buy.

Service and delivery comments:

Excellent delivery!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

Comment on this review

 
5.0

Great Receivor

By Jim B

from Elmhurst, IL.

About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate Controls
  • Energy Efficient
  • Good Power Output
  • Good Remote Control
  • Great Sound Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Basic Systems
    • DJ / Mixing
    • Home Theater
    • Larger Rooms
    • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
    • Smaller Rooms

    Comments about Pioneer Black 5.1 Channel 3D AV Receiver:

    Great for the price point.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Fast service

    By None

    from Fontana, CA

    About Me Need my music for the day

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Still setting it up

    Cons

    • Difficult To Set Up

    Best Uses

    • FM ReceiverCD player

    Comments about Pioneer Black 5.1 Channel 3D AV Receiver:

    This is a replacement for Marantiz 4270 2 + Quad Channel receiver (remember those) that I purchased in 1975. After 37 years of high quality service it came time to replace and upgrade. The Marantiz was well marked for it's time and simple to connect to speakers and components. I throughly like the Pioner. It has so many additional functions. But, that is part of the confesion in connecting every thing. I'll figure it out, just give me time. And some stronger glasses to read the ultra small print in the manual.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Pioneer good value

    By Fuzz

    from IL

    About Me Technically Challenged

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Energy Efficient
    • Good Remote Control
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

    • Difficult To Set Up

    Best Uses

    • Basic Systems

    Comments about Pioneer Black 5.1 Channel 3D AV Receiver:

    Quality Pioneer product. We had difficulty setting up but probably due to or lack of experience with the surround sound system. Good product for the $.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Great AMp,but remote is hard to figure o

    By Randy

    from Middle River, Maryland

    About Me Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Power Output
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

    • Confusing / Bad Remote Control

    Best Uses

    • Home Theater

    Comments about Pioneer Black 5.1 Channel 3D AV Receiver:

    Very Good AMP, not to bad to set up..Great Sound, but remote anfd testing a little difficult.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Perfect for me

    By E23

    from Tampa, FL

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Power Output
    • Good Remote Control
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

    • Difficult To Set Up

    Best Uses

    • Home Theater
    • Larger Rooms
    • Smaller Rooms

    Comments about Pioneer Black 5.1 Channel 3D AV Receiver:

    A great price on a good unit that is perfect for my current needs and should work well in the future if I expand to a home theater setup. The setup options for the unit can be a little overwhelming if you've never dealt with a stereo as sophisticated as they are now but I have it working well for my uses now.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    great product

    By sam

    from long island NY

    About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Technically Challenged, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Pioneer Black 5.1 Channel 3D AV Receiver:

      Graeat system. good quality, steardy, great sound very elegant

      Service and delivery comments:

      great fast service service,

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Receiver

      By TR

      from North San Diego, CA

      About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Home Theater

      Comments about Pioneer Black 5.1 Channel 3D AV Receiver:

      ABT does it again [...] a good price! This was my third major purchase in the past 5 months. Will definitely use them again.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great Receiver

      By JK

      from Buffalo, NY

      About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Theater
          • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

          Comments about Pioneer Black 5.1 Channel 3D AV Receiver:

          This is a little more challenging to set up than older receivers. You'll pretty much have to use the on-screen control which you can only see via the RCA video out (not hdmi). The remote was a little confusing at first, but just takes time. The sound is great, ipod/pad/phone integration works quite well, and overall I'm very happy with it.

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          • No

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          Pioneer Black 5.1 Channel 3D AV Receiver

          Pioneer Black 5.1 Channel 3D AV Receiver

          UPC Code: 884938133104
          Discontinued


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