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It's time for a new receiver and I have narrowed it down to either the Pioneer VSX-1123 or the VSX-43. Two zones is very important to me and both have that capability. Both units look to be comparable with a couple of differences here and there. Does anyone have any comments, positive or negative about either one? Which would you choose?
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The Elite 43 looks to be very similar to the Pioneer 1023. The Elite 70 is closer to the 1123. The main difference is the 43 only has the regular version of MCACC (one preset, 5 bands of eq) while the 1123 has the Advanced version of MCACC (6 presets and 9 bands). The 1123 costs more but it also offers quite a bit more features so I'd definently pick it over the 43. And Pioneer will not honor the warranty on Elite receivers if they aren't purchased from an Authorized dealer. There are no Authorized on-line Elite dealers.

Here's the Product Sheets for the 1123 and Elite 43

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/ephox/StaticFiles/PUSA/Files/Home/VSX-1123-K_Single%20Sheet.pdf (items in BOLD are step-ups from the 1023)

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/ephox/StaticFiles/PUSA/Files/Home/VSX-43%20Single%20Sheet.pdf

Use the "Compare" feature to compare the 43 to the 70 or the 1023 to the 1123. You can't "compare" Elites to regular Pioneer receivers.

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Home/AV-Receivers/ch.Pioneer+Receivers.Compare

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Home/AV-Receivers/ch.Elite+Receivers.Compare
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I was leaning towards the 1123 and this info just confirms it. I hope to get it soon. Thanks.
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