I can't figure this out but it sure seems identical to what Pioneer advertises as the "VSX-823K" and I got it for way less. Any thoughts?
I have a need for a 5.1 system in a media room, that will also play 2.1 music listening as well. Then I also want to switch to speakers B and play music outside on just a 2.0 channel, while leaving the media room silent. I also want the option to play both A and B at the same time.
I did not see the A and B terminals on the rear screenshot of the VSX-823, but the manual does talk about an A and B setting.
Will the VSX-823 do all of what I am asking above?
Amazon has both. vsx-823 for $260 and vsx-823-1 for $250
apparently they are the same... the 823 everyone complains about no 5.1 analog inputs...
my guess is that the -1 is some sort of OEM, or bulky packaging thing only... but really, no idea.
I recently bought the VSX 8231 and had the exact same question. I spoke to their customer service (after a loong wait) and found out that 8231 is a derivative model that's usually sold in a bundle with Bose speakers. As long as you buy it from an authorized dealer (Amazon, Newegg etc.) it will be covered under the standard warranty. They are exactly the same in all respects, but Pioneer has to identify it differently when selling it as a bundle.
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