- Bluetooth ready with pioneer AirJam app
- Home network DLNA 1.5 certified and internet radio with vTuner
- Pioneer iControlAV2 app
- HDMI 1.4a 3-D ready with audio return channel, apple airplay/iPad/iPhone certified
- Amplifier design direct energy channels 7.1 power output per channel (20Hz-20kHz, .08%THD@8ohm)
Pioneer VSX-1021-K 7.1 Home Theater Receiver, Glossy Black (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- Bluetooth Ready with Pioneer AirJam App,1-Year Parts and Labor Warranty
- Home Network DLNA 1.5 Certified and Internet Radio with vTuner
- Pioneer iControlAV2 App
- HDMI 1.4a 3-D Ready with Audio Return Channel, Apple Airplay / iPad / iPhone Certified
- Amplifier Design Direct Energy Channels 7.1 Power Output Per Channel (20Hz-20kHz, .08%THD@8ohm) 90 Power Output Per Channel (1kHz@8ohm) 110 Power Output Per Channel (1kHz@6ohm) 130
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|Watts/Channel||90 x 7||125 x 7||90 x 7||100 x 7||110 x 7|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year||2 years||2 years||2 years||2 years|
|3D Pass-through Ready?||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Radio Antenna (FM/AM) Input||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Auto Calibration Microphone||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Wifi Smartphone App Control||iPod/iPhone||iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android Device||iPod/iPhone/iPad||iPod/iPhone, Android Device||iPod/iPhone/iPad|
|Zone Control||2 zone||Powered 2 zone||2 zone||Powered 2 zone||2 zone|
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|Composite AV Inputs||5||5||3||5||3|
|Analog Audio Inputs||6||5||6||7||6|
|Digital Optical Audio Inputs||2||2||1||2||2|
|Digital Coaxial Audio Inputs||2||2||1||2||1|
|Stereo Mini Jack Input||0||0||0||0||0|
|Headphone Jack Output||1||1||1||1||1|
Top Customer Reviews
Up until now I've been living with a limping-along Kenwood Soverign VR-5090. It was definitely showing its age. The lack of HDMI was really getting to be a problem. About a week ago it started completely breaking down and stopped detecting audio properly; instead of detecting digital audio it would default to analog inputs and simply not play anything. Time for a new receiver. I am no audiophile but I can tell the difference between high quality audio and an undersampled MP3. That said, most of my comparisons will be with respect to my old VR-5090 as that's what I was coming from.
I settled on the VSX-1021 because the feature set was strong, the 1020 had some pretty impressive reviews, and because after getting burned by the Kenwood Soverign line I wanted some solid tech that didn't really represent being an early adopter again. Yes the 1021 is brand new, but it's very similar to the 1020 which is a fairly well-tested design.
Notes on my setup:
5.1 Home Theater + 2nd Stereo zone
HDMI Set Top Box that plays 720P and 1080i
HTPC with Blu Ray
Handful of video game systems, some HDMI, some Component
IMO the audio is solid. Certainly strong enough for my home theater system, stays smooth and gets as loud as the wife will let me make it. I wasn't thrilled with the results of MCAAC so I've tweaked calibration by hand... I'm still tweaking to find that perfect balance, but that's not an issue with the receiver.
I've put the system through its paces with a variety of DVDs, CDs, and digital music and I'm well satisfied with the results. Again, I'm no audiophile, but it's certainly on par with the 5090 paid quite a bit more for 10 years ago.
Mixed results.Read more ›
The sound quality of the VSX-1021 is amazing; I didn't realize what a difference surround sound would make for movies. Furthermore, it sounds excellent with my CDs and vinyl records too. I could never have hoped for better sound or picture quality.
There are several features that other customers are complaining about "not working," and I'd like to clear up some facts here...
First of all, Airplay is an amazing, flawless feature on the 1021. It allows you to stream music from your computer's iTunes library through the 1021. For this feature to work properly, you must allow file sharing and various other exceptions within your computer's network settings and your iTunes settings. All of this is outlined either in the manual and/or on Pioneer's online customer service website. Once the correct settings are made, your music will play seamlessly. You can even control such functions as play/pause and previous/next song using the Pioneer remote, but, again, you have to adjust your iTunes settings to allow outside sources to control playback. Those who complain about Airplay simply haven't read though the instructions thoroughly enough.
There are other customers who've complained about the preset input labels on the 1021. One of the best features of this unit is its ability to rename labels.Read more ›
The VSX-1019 of 2009 was in many ways the darling of the entry level receiver market on the professional review circuit. Reviews praised it for its featureset and its ability to ascend its pricepoint in musicality. The 1020 pushed featureset over traditional muscle in offering bluetooth streaming, internet radio, and iphone control, but trimming back on power consumption to a lean 240 watts. Pioneer appears to have listened to the audiophile criticism of the lower power draw and answered with a beefier successor in the 1021. Power consumption shot up to an 1120-eclipsing 550 watts. They also replaced the cheap-looking spring closing crimp speaker terminals for front height on the 1021 for nine screw binding posts. The 1021 retains two up-market features not found in nearly all of its competitors: wide speaker capability and a learning remote, both inherited from the 1020.
Pioneer refreshed the front fascia of the 1021 in a conservative, clean design that does abandon the somewhat signature blue led pioneer lights we have seen in the past.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I purcahsed a VSX-1020 in 2010 and ran into an issue with the HDMI board that I took to a repair center to get evaluated and fixed. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Kurt Dickey
Same issue so many people have. Screen does nothing but flash UE22. Can't believe they sold this and won't maintain it. Shame on Pioneer, shame on Amazon for continuing to sell it.Published 2 months ago by EthanH
Had this receiver for 5 years, about 4 months ago I started getting ue-22 errors. This spelled the end... Read morePublished 3 months ago by .will^
Died twice in 14 months, once within the warranty, once after the warranty expired.Published 4 months ago by D. Wilkinson
Worked fine for a short period of time. Died after just a few years of light use with a UE-22 error. Really unhappy that this product turned out to be such a piece of garbage. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mike
Has started giving a UE22 error which now has stopped all sound and there is apparently no fix from pioneer for this issue. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Gives UE22 error. No way to fix it. Realized that many people have this issue after doing research on google. Pioneer does not take ownership. Will not buy pioneer product againPublished 5 months ago by vmish