Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
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I've had a Pioneer VSX-1021-K for just over a year and sold it recently as I had what some would call an upgrade. However, the 1021 served me exceptionally well and was my first ever AVR. Was very pleased with it!
Anyways, it seems to me that you may simply need to recalibrate the speaker setup that your 1021 thinks it has by using its room correction feature, the MCACC. You should have the microphone and cable that comes with the 1021 for this purpose. Running through the process it will determine that you have just a 2.0 setup as that is what you say you have, and then when you play a movie it will simply downmix any 5.1 / 7.1 or whatever the media is capable of to your 2.0 arrangement. I found the MCACC worked very well in my set up and when I initialy got the 1021 all I had was a 2.0 setup myself. As the months went by I purchased suround speakers, then center, then a sub and each time I added new speakers to the mix I re-ran the MCACC software and auto calibration and it worked fine.
Maybe that is all you need to do?
But if you have done this then no, I do not know what the issue might be at this stage.
Hope the above does prove useful.
Another one bites the dust...