Originally Posted by Bud B
I have the VSX 1020 as I stated above and I really do enjoy it!
That is why I really want the 1121 when it does finally arrive.
I also want the 1121 for it's "Pre-Outs" I have separate Power Amps with my Main Speakers and Sub but will use the 1121 for Main Processing and Surround Speaker power.
I did exactly what you are doing..
I just couldn't wait any longer for the 1120 and also in my bedroom I did not really need the 1120 Pre-Outs and other Features, so I bought the 1020..
My Main HD Room IS much different than my bedroom, so I am resolved to the wait!
You will enjoy the 1021....
I can relate to your plight, Been there Done That! LOL!
PS. 90 to 95....You should not really notice a difference of 5 watts.
Nice find on the operating instructions !
I found the specs, 110 Watts per channel at 8ohms... Wondering other than power, whats really different between the 1121 & 1021?
Well.... I'm about a month or so away from completing my basement re-model, I called my local Best Buy, and they were getting the 1021-k in stock tomorrow or Tuesday, but after looking at what I'm concentrating on my basement re-model, there is no reason to jump on the 1021, I can wait for the 1121, since I have to do like 800 feet of ceramic tile & do some limestone for my fireplace, & build new cabinets for a bar, so I think the receiver is on the waiting list.... So priorities first....
After doing some researching on Pioneer VSX receivers, I've been reading that their VSX line receivers, don't auctually have their spec'ed out wattages, people have commented going to other brand of receivers, or forcing the issue of buying an external amp because of how under powered they are, I see this in the 1120-k owners thread, with many buying an emotiva external amp, when the 1120-k is even rated at 110 watts/channel....
This 1121-k has the same watage per channel as the previous 1021-k, I'm suprised as this being the same, as with other brands are pushing 125, 130, and even 140 watts per channel, but I guess that's why they have an Elite model, which makes sense, you have middle tier vs higher end receivers....
Thanks for the useful info!