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Pioneer Channel AV Receiver VSX-523-K

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #53 in Component Receivers


Pros: HDMI, upscaling, good quality & easy to set up

Cons: Poor manual & spring loaded speaker connectors

Bought this on the weekend to replace a 20 year old home theatre system. The setup was so easy and paired with my DB Dynamics speakers & subwoofer I have an awesome new home theatre unit. I actually feel like I am in a cinema or at an event & the video upscaling is brilliant. 4 HDMI in & 1 out is plenty for the normal buyer. Only thing I didnt like is that the manual is quite lean in terms of information. A novice might have a bit of difficulty in getting all the settings right, but it is just a matter of attuning it to how you want it to sound.


The range of options for different genres (movies/sport/music/dialogue) are exceptional & experimentation will see you get the setup you prefer. The ability to adjust each speaker & the subwoofer if you have one is also a bonus. There is no need to adjust the volume too far as even lower settings have quite a great deal of punch.


Some of the things I have noticed in movies so far is: the sound of a fork on a plate in the background; passersby conversations more audible; footsteps from across the street. These are sounds you would not hear or notice on tv; quality home theatre opens up a completely different experience.


 If anyone buying this unit wants any assistance if troubled in setting up, then just contact me & I would be glad to help you fine tune your system.

Pioneer Channel AV Receiver VSX-523-K

The Pioneer VSX-523-K 5.1 channel AV receiver features Made for iPhone compatibilty, HDMI with 3D and 4K Ultra HD pass through. Pioneer sound enhancements include Phase Control, Advanced Sound Retriever, and Auto Level Control.

FeatureDolby TrueHD Dolby Pro Logic IIz/Dolby Digital Plus Digital Core Engine with Texas Instruments Aureus DSP HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) Pioneer Auto MCACC Room Calibration iPod digital transmission via front USB terminal
Item Height6.63 inches
Item Length13.06 inches
Item Width17.13 inches
Package Height16 inches
Package Length21 inches
Package Weight21 pounds
Package Width16 inches
ProductGroupReceiver or Amplifier
TitlePioneer Channel AV Receiver, VSX-523-K (Black)
UPCList - UPCListElement884938206143
Item Weight18.25 pounds
CatalogNumberList - CatalogNumberListElementVSX-523-K
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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