Anchor your home theater system with this Pioneer 7.2-channel receiver. Dolby Atmos and DTS:X Ready technology deliver a rich listening experience, and the Ultra HD pass-through provides crisp video quality. With its Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Google Cast features, this Pioneer 7.2-channel receiver lets you stream movies, TV shows and music effortlessly.
An outboard microphone optimizes receiver output for room acoustics, checking and adjusting for speaker connections, distances from listening position and sound pressure levels.
AM/FM digital tuner
40 station presets lets you program your favorites for simple one-touch recall.
1 HDMI inputs, 2 HDMI outputs HDMI cable not included. High-speed HDMI cable is the only connection that can deliver a full high-definition experience with a full 1080p picture and digital surround sound.
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Nice reciever for the price
Posted by: Factor7 from: on
For the price I paid I think that this a good reciever considering that it comes with a lot of the ltest options. Sound is ok, not as powerful as I want to be definitely an upgrade to my 15 year old bose system. I gave this 3 stars only because the zone 2 multi function is "buggy". It does not work consistently and not reliable. I had to do a factory reset just for it to work again. You would think by switching the zone 2 function on and then changing the inout for zone 2 to net or strm box you could easily stream your music from your iphone. Unfortunately it's just frustrating to use and because of this I am actually going to purchase another reciever.
10 out of 11 found this review helpful.
Infrared detector broke down within a month
Posted by: mohit from: on
Sound quality,etc are excellent and the avr performs quite well. However my receiver's infrared detector broke down at 3 weeks and has been at the service center since. The price also dropped sharply since I bought it suggesting that this model might commonly have these types of issues
8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Brandon from: on
Does everything and more... 4 HDMI inputs are HDCP 2.2 compliant, very important if you plan on connecting 4K players or sources. The audio is a major standout. I upgraded to this from a vsx-60, and the new audio profile is a giant leap forward. Setup is very simple, and the built in wifi makes connectivity a breeze. You will not be disappointed with this receiver.
12 out of 15 found this review helpful.
The Best in Class
Posted by: Reviewer from: on
It has all of the obvious features like multi-zone, 170w/channel, auto setup features, 7.1 dts hd, etc, the amp supports a mobile app that allows nearly full access to all of the amps key features. The IPOD controls are goo. There really aren't any complaints, firmware updates are easily done via flash drive on the front panel of the unit. The pass through of HDMI signals is well done and once you graduate with your masters degree in using the damned remote with a thousand buttons you'll likely find the on screen menus and customization a real joy. If you are considering to spend a premium price for a receiver, it's the last amp you'll need for a while with the 4k up sampling and pass-through capabilities.
Overall you will enjoy the receiver every day.
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Posted by: BruceWayne88 from: on
I upgraded from a 7.2 Sony. It was glitchy and started acting up. I could never get the menu to come up with the factory remote, but my smart remote for my tv would always interfere. I didn't think the Pioneer would be all that different. Huge difference! This thing is fantastic. You even get more than what you pay for. It says 7.2 but it cheats a little and gives you extra connections for Dolby Atmos whereas the Sony used the same connections for two sets of speakers. You had to choose. It's so easy to use. This is definitely worth it.
8 out of 10 found this review helpful.
I'm not an expert but this does the job
Posted by: OldManTech from: on
I got this after returning the LX101 that was to warm for my taste. This one runs way cooler. This is the first receiver I've ever owned and while I like playing with technology this didn't require me having a PhD in the subject.
The menus are intuitive, the setup wizard is dummy proof and the Android /iOS app is very helpful. I'm not 100% convinced about the results from the Auto calibration, but at least gives you a starting point to start you manual setup. I'm not sure but for some reason it always set my speakers to Large when I run MCACC, that doesn't work with my speakers and makes their levels to be a bit lower than what I like.
hopefully that is something that they can fix on a future firmware update. So far they have been a few of them to add new features. everyone else recommends Yamaha or Denon but I'm happy with the value I got with this purchase.
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Good but not great
Posted by: JREV1L from: on
This is a good unit for movies but for music you need to know how to set up the EQ for each speaker to sound good. I have had sony pioneer, harmon kardon and the harmon sounds the best just not enough power. This pioneer has power but difficult eq to set up. Take your time and you might get the sound you're looking for. Also it clicks like the amp is going into standby mode but the speakers keep on playing. I haven't heard it do this during music but watching a movie or regular tv i have. Don't really like it doing that. But not a deal breaker. Wifi is good and Bluetooth works well.
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Switched from Yamaha, better value for the money
Posted by: Pm222 from: on
I've been a loyal Yamaha receiver fan for a long time, and they still make really good ones. But I chose this Pioneer receiver because you get more for your money.
Specifically, this AVR has 6 HMDI 2.0 inputs on the back, and all of them are HDCP 2.2 compatible, meaning they are fully ready for 4K. The Comparable Yamaha model has only 5 HDMI 2.0 inputs on the back, and of these, only 3 are HDCP 2.2 compatible.
The Pioneer has 10 watts more going into 2 channels, and while that doesn't seem like a lot, it can make a big difference.
The back of the Pioneer seemed a little easier for all the connections (speaker wires, HDMI sources, etc.). Things didn't feel as crammed together as on my Yamaha. Best of all, the Pioneer's on-screen graphic interface for setup is a lot more intuitive than Yamaha's interface. I'm not saying that Yamaha's interface is hard, and I never had any trouble with it, but I prefer Pioneer's setup.
I also like the remote control. It is a lot less cluttered and it's easier to use. There's a button that allows you to instantly access certain settings such as sound level for the center speaker and subwoofer, so you can quickly adjust these while you're watching or listening. Once you're finished and have changed inputs, the levels will return to whatever you had them set at before, so it's a temporary change, which makes sense.
You can also access the AV sync this way, though I have had a lot fewer issues with AV sync with the Pioneer than I had with the Yamaha.
But the real test for an AVR is the sound and this is where the Pioneer really shines. I did a comparison at the store between the Pioneer and a Yamaha that was about $50 less expensive (the next Yamaha was $900, more than I wanted to spend). I listened to a couple of CDs and sampled a Blu-Ray, using speakers that were as close to my own as possible. The Pioneer sounded better, especially at the high end, but it's hard to judge in a store's listening room.
But the difference was even more noticeable when I got it installed at home. Compared to the Yamaha it replaced, the Pioneer's high end is definitely clearer and smoother, the midrange is more full, and the bass, especially the subwoofer, is also a lot better. I ran the setup with the microphone, but after trying it for a few hours, I reverted to my own settings. I've never had good luck with the automatic setups, probably because my system is in an open space without a lot of walls. But it's very easy to get the sound you want using the user-friendly Pioneer on-screen setup.
The Pioneer is able to deliver this high quality sound without breaking a sweat. I have not noticed any unusual heating up of the unit while it's being used, even after having been on for hours. Build quality is at least as good as the Yamaha, and it looks better.
I also found the printed user guide (there's also an online version) to be easier to use than the Yamaha user guide.
So far, I'm very pleased with this purchase.
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Love Pioneer Elite
Posted by: Ray1010 from: on
This is my 3rd Pioneer Elite receivers. I had no issues with the previous two I owned. Only upgraded to keep up with technology. I upgraded my last one when I purchased a 3D tv 4 years ago, now I just purchased a new 4K tv and that's the reason for my upgrade now. I just love the way these receives work, very easy to use. and love the new build in wifi on the new receivers.
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Best Bang For The Dollar
Posted by: Flash11 from: Weirton, WV on
This is my third pioneer receiver in the last 20 years. All are still working, they were all change in tech upgrades. Everything about this receiver is great. One thing I didn't know. Added a set of Atmos speakers to the front. Set up a 7.1.2 configuration. Found out that the Atmos speakers and the rear surrounds won't work at the same time. Atmos gives me 5.1.2, DTS-HD gives me 7.1. For an Elite model I thought it would drive all the speakers. I'm going to do some more research on this. The price is reasonable for an Elite. Shook hands with all other equipment well. Set up was very easy. Don't get me wrong 5.1.2 sounds great. DTS-X upgrade coming thru new firmware.