Originally Posted by stevepaquette
Maybe someone could help me here. It's probably off topic but
I'm able to get receiver pioneer 1018 or 1019 at the same price. From what I read, 1018 look like better, but if someone got both receiver and have more feedback, it will be really appreciated.
The 1019 is the "Newer" model. If you're getting both at the same price, it's actually a no-brainer what you should go in for. Is the 1018 new or refurbished? The 1019 is almost out of stock everywhere. If you're getting both at the same price, does that mean you're getting the 1019 at a lower price or the 1018 at a higher price?
If it was me, I would jump at the 1019.
The differences I could find between the 1019 and the 1018 are as follows:No. of HDMI Inputs
: 4 on 1019, 3 on 1018iPod Cable supplied in-box
: with 1019, not with 1018Amplifier Design
: Hybrid (Advanced Direct Energy) in 1019, Direct Energy in 1018Surround Power
: 120x7 in 1019, 130x7 in 1018Phase control, EQ bands, Calibration presets
: present in 1019, absent in 1018PCM via HDMI
: definitely on 1019, not sure (not mentioned on website) on 1018Digital converter to HDMI (upconversion)
: Present in 1019, not sure in 1018PQLS (only needed if you have a Pioneer BD player)
: present on 1019, not sure on 1018XM Satellite Radio
: Present on 1018
, absent on 1019Analog Multi Channel input
: 7 channel on 1018
, 5.1 channels on 1019Preamp Out
: All 7 channels in 1018
, only Sub Pre-out in 1019On-screen GUI
: present in 1019, present in 1018 too (but I think it's text-based)iPhone Zone 2 capability
: present in 1019, absent in 1018Finish
: Gloss black in 1019, Urushi in 1018Weight
: 19 lbs 3 oz (1019), 29 lbs 1 oz (1018)
As you can see, there are a few minor advantages of the 1018 over the 1019 (highlighted in bold
), the most notable being pre-outs for all speakers and 7 channel multi-channel analog input (as opposed to 5.1 channel on 1019)
However, if you don't require those specific features, you would do much better going in for the 1019 as opposed to the 1018.
NOTE: I have not owned both receivers. I just made the comparison for you. All the above information has been obtained from the Official Pioneer US Website