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Pioneer VSX-1121-K 7.1 Home Theater Receiver, Glossy Black (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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Product Specifications

Brand NamePioneer
Color NameGlossyBlack
RMS Power Range - Amplifiers110 watts

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Pioneer
  • Model: VSX-1121-K
  • Output Wattage: 110 Watts
  • Color Name: GlossyBlack

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 17.1 x 7.3 inches ; 1.9 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 35.8 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B004M8RPBS
  • Item model number: VSX-1121-K
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #66,206 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 1, 2011

Product Description

Product Description

Dive into high-quality audio with the THX certified Pioneer VSX1121K 7.1-channel home theater receiver. Providing incredible audio for your favorite movies (including 3D content), music, and more, the VSX1121 goes beyond expectations with a convenient front USB connection to charge and play from your iPod, iPhone, or iPad. A compressed music enhancer lets you take advantage of better audio quality from your favorite digital sources.VSX-1121-K comes with a 1 year warranty.Power Supply: AC 120 V/60 Hz.Power Consumption: 570 W, Standby: 0.1 to 0.3 W (approximate).

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Watts/Channel 110 x 7 105 x 7 90 x 7 110 x 7
Manufacturer Warranty 1 year 3 years 3 years 2 years
3D Pass-through Ready? Yes Yes Yes Yes
Remote Included Yes Yes Yes Yes
Subwoofer Pre-Out Yes Yes Yes Yes
Radio Antenna (FM/AM) Input Yes Yes Yes Yes
GUI/Onscreen Display Yes Yes Yes Yes
Auto Calibration Microphone Yes Yes Yes Yes
Video Upconversion Yes Yes No Yes
Smartphone App Control iPod/iPhone iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android Device iPod/iPhone/iPad iPod/iPhone, Android Device
Network Connected Yes Yes Yes Yes
Zone Control 2 zone Powered 2 zone 2 zone Powered 2 zone
Advanced Audio Formats:
  • Dolby: TrueHD, Digital, Digital Plus, Digital EX, Pro Logic II
  • DTS: Master Audio, ES, Neo:6
  • Dolby: TrueHD, Digital, Digital Plus, Pro Logic II, Pro Logic IIx
  • DTS: HD Master Audio, HD High Resolution, Express, Neo:6, ES Discrete, ES Matrix, 96/24
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  • Dolby: TrueHD, Digital, Digital Plus, Pro Logic IIz, EX
  • DTS: HD Master Audio, HD High Resolution, EX, ES, Neo:6, 96/24
  • Dolby: TrueHD, Digital, Digital Plus, Pro Logic IIz, EX
  • DTS: Express, HD high Resolution Audio, 94/24, ES Discrete, ES Marrix, Neo:6
  • THX Select 2
HDMI Inputs 7 6 6 8
Composite AV Inputs 4 5 3 5
Analog Audio Inputs 5 5 6 8
Digital Optical Audio Inputs 3 2 1 2
Digital Coaxial Audio Inputs 2 2 1 3
Stereo Mini Jack Input 0 0 0 0
USB Inputs 1 1 1 1
Headphone Jack Output 1 1 1 1

Customer Reviews

Pioneer customer support was no help.
Kevin
The features: The iPod / airplay / iPad integration of this unit works fantastic.
S. McDonald
Now I am not sure I will buy any more Pioneer gear.
Charles C. Hall

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

51 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Eroc on December 10, 2011
Verified Purchase
I pitted this AVR against a Denon AVR-2311CI. The Denon is a older model that is replaced by the 2312. In any case these 2 excel in different ways. First the pioneer, the video processing is a stand out!! With the Marvel video processing chip the HD on this was simply stellar! It made my old TV look as if I bought a new one. I had an Onkyo TX-SR605 before these two were brought in to test out. The Video on that old Onkyo doesnt do my TV justice. Not to mention I had issues with the HDMI on it several time. Onkyo packs lots of feature but that is where it stops. But back to the 1121, it is filled to the gills with features. I like the iControlAVS...fun, easy but doesnt do everything. The Apps are crude and need work. Pandora is hard to setup and the interface is not very pleasing. But it works and I do love internet radio. Power is excellent and plenty of it. The 1121 is also THX Select2 certified. So you get all the additional sound fields and the lucas seal of approval that this AVR meets their standards for distortion and so on. I think this is a novelty at best. For the Denon with now THX sounded substantially better, warmer and with far more detail. The sound processing on this unit is nearly as good as the video. The sound processing is still very good but not excellent. Listening to both side by side after hours of calibration the denon just flat out sounded better. The denon is excellent with sound...period...but video pioneer takes the cake! The remote on this is one I dont like. Hard to read, small buttons...not very well laid out. Connectivity is top notch it does everything...network, airplay, HDMI, Component, Opticals, Coax...you name it! This things works well. The network integration with airplay is very good!! Worked with my iPad2 very well!Read more ›
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By S. McDonald on December 25, 2011
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This is an excellent overall receiver. The video and audio processing are wonderful and overall sound quality is crisp and clear. To those that are complaining about the difficulty in setting this receiver up....I don't know what to tell you, the GUI is easy to use and the MCACC makes things very simple with the included microphone. Okay, on to the nitty gritty.
The Looks of the receiver:
This is a large unit, seriously, make sure you have enough room in your entertainment center for this beast. I replaced a Denon AVR 588 with this unit. The Denon fit comfortably within my entertainment centers cabinet. This unit is so large I have very little room left on the bottom shelf of the cabinet. The exterior of the unit is very clean looking with the front door closed. It has a nice and clean look to it, nothing too fancy but very functional.

The performance: Video / Audio
Someone in an earlier review mentioned how great the video processing is on this unit. I have to agree, my Denon unit that I previously had only performed HDMI switching / pass through without any conversion etc. This unit's QDeo video processing really makes the picture look beautiful. I thought standard Blu Ray's looked outstanding, they look brilliant with the processing on this unit.

The Audio of this unit is nothing short of superb, when paired with a good set of 7.1 speakers the overall sound stage is beautiful, the 110 watts per channel easily plays nearly any source crisp and loud even at very high volumes. I would give this receiver an audio video grade of A. It sounds just as clear and crisp as receivers I have sampled costing two times as much.

Setup:
Just like any modern receiver with any amount of tuneabilty, this unit takes some time to get setup properly.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Tbear on November 16, 2011
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This is the first mid-range receiver I have owned and this beast does not disappoint. Hook up of 7.2 surround system was not difficult and the instructions were reasonably comprehensible. I used banana plugs with all applicable connections and 16 guage oxygen-free wire. Used Pioneer's MCACC automatic sound tuning system and this went much smoother than anticipated. Blu-ray movies played via my PS3 sound at least as good as in a theatre. Airplay feature is awesome as is the internet radio capability. PS3 and WII games look and sound fantastic. The video scaler can make regular DVD's look about 80-90% as good as Blu-ray movies. I am still learning the nuances of this device after a week and the more I learn, the more impressed I am with this receiver. Buttons are small on the remote and it takes some getting used to, but once familiar with it, the remote is quite functional. I cannot stress enough the importance of carefully reading the manual prior to, during, and after set-up to maximize your enjoyment of this highly sophisticated and capable audio-visual device. Highly recommended for people who have moderate to advanced technical savvy.
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49 of 62 people found the following review helpful By J. S. Smith on November 8, 2011
BACKGROUND: I'm a home theater novice. Not an audio or video novice, mind you; I've just used my Beyerdynamic DT880s for everything imaginable since it's much cheaper to buy high-quality headphones than speakers. After going to a friend's house and being blown away by the surround sound of an NFL football game, I knew I had to get in on the action.

As usual, I didn't have a lot to spend. I needed a complete setup under $900 that would sound good enough for everyday listening. It also had to match up with my sonic preferences: I like balanced sound with some warmth in the middle. No, my Beyers don't match up with that, but like I said, I'm not a rich man.

I decided to reuse an old Paradigm subwoofer that was laying around.

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RESEARCH SUMMARY: I don't trust salesmen, so I did many, many hours of research on AVSForum.com.

I settled on the Pioneer speakers created by Andrew Jones almost immediately because they received rave reviews for their quality and - most importantly - balance.
Many of the other popular low-end speakers, like the Polk Monitor series, were described as being bright. Nothing ruins classical music like harsh, fatiguing treble! To be fair, some people said that they sounded just fine, but I didn't want to take a chance. I bought a bundled set of the Pioneer speakers at Best Buy for $298.

By the way, if you listen to the speakers at Best Buy, keep in mind that they won't sound the same in your living room as they do in the storefront because the two areas are arranged very differently. The layout of a room has a significant effect on how speakers sound.

Now all I had to do was choose a receiver.
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