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Pioneer VSX-1120-K 7.1 Home Theater Receiver (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • High-Power Discrete Transistor multi-hannel amplifiers
  • 1080p video conversion and upscaling ensures the highest quality video from any source--even "legacy" analog
  • Simple connectivity of high-performance HD video, HD audio, portable, internet, wireless
  • "Works with iPhone" certification and front USB connectivity provide iPod, touch
  • The latest version of HDMI inputs and outputs provide more HD connectivity options with "future-proof" 3-D capability
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Pioneer
  • Model Number: VSX-1120-K
  • Surround Sound Channel Configuration: 7.1 channel

Product Description

Product Description

Key Features are I20 Watts x 7 – (20Hz – 20kHz @ 8 ohm w/ .08%THD) It has a 7 Channel Direct Energy Configurable Amplifier with Surround Back. Dolby Pro-logic IIz or B Speaker, THX Select 2 Plus Certified, Dolby True-HD / DTS-HD Master Audio, Advanced MCACC with 9 Band EQ , PQLS – Multi-Channel, Auto Level Control – Multi-Channel, Sound Retriever AIR – Multi- channel . It has a Internet Radio. It supports iPod Digital USB / USB Memory Audio, HDMI 1.4 (6 In / 2 out), 3-D and Audio return Channel, Dual HDMI Output, front HDMi In Marvell I080p Video Scaler. Analog to HDMi Video Conversion. It has HDMI to HDMI 1080p Scaling. Component Video (2 in / 1 out). Full Color GUI. It has PC Control with Multi-Zone A/V Pre-out. 9.1 Channel Pre-outs, RS-232 & Detacheable Power and Learning Remote Control

From the Manufacturer

Pioneer VSX-1120-K Receiver: The Ultimate Home Theater Control Center

  • "Works with iPhone"-certified, USB/Composite video cable included; free iControlAVR iPhone app available for control of receiver with iPhone
  • Support for latest HDMI spec (3-D ready) with 1080p upscaling, plus DTS-HD®, Dolby® TrueHD, Dolby Pro Logic IIz, and THX®, Select2 Plus
  • Multi-zone configuration (7.1-channel, or 5.1 + 2), plus RS-232 support for home automation
  • Full-color GUI, Advanced Sound Retriever, and PC control
  • Bluetooth®, ready (with AS-BT100 adapter, sold separately)
There's only one way to get closer to an artist's true intent--and that's to get as close as possible to exactly what the artist created. With this in mind, Pioneer ushers in an entirely new era of high definition stereophonic performance. From enjoying the very best 1080p high definition picture available to hearing every last nuance with award-winning audio capabilities, Pioneer's range of receivers offers nothing less than a miraculous performance at every level. And with an ever-increasing list of connectivity and integration options as well, these receivers will also guarantee to get you closer to the original experience than ever before.

The Pioneer VSX-1120-K delivers the ultimate level of control and sophistication for your home theater. With connectivity options for all your latest high-definition home theater components and digital 1080p upscaling from any source, the VSX-1120-K takes performance a step further with multi-zone and RS-232 support for home automation systems. And the VSX-1120-K brings extensive connectivity for your digital media via Ethernet and a front USB input, and compatibility with Bluetooth sources (using the optional AS-BT100 adapter, sold separately). Plus, it's "Works with iPhone"-certified, so you can incorporate your favorite Apple products into your home theater easily. iControlAVR, a free iPhone app (downloaded separately) and PC control turns your iPhone, iPod Touch, or PC into the ultimate control center. Home theater systems don't get more powerful or versatile than the Pioneer VSX-1120-K.

The Ultimate iPhone Experience--Now In Your Home Theater

Included cable makes integrating your favorite Apple products a breeze

iControlAVR on your iPhone.
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"Works with iPhone" Certification Provides iPhone Users the Ultimate Plug-and-Play Integration
Get a truly plug-and-play iPhone experience with your home theater. Thanks to the VSX-1120-K's "Works with iPhone" certification, you can enjoy music with iTunes� album art, movies, downloaded TV shows from iTunes, photos, web content such as YouTube� and more. An included USB/composite video cable makes connecting your iPhone to share your favorite media easy--and your iPhone charges automatically when connected. Unlike other receiver lines, there's no need to buy a separate dock to enjoy your iPhone with your home theater. This included cable also works with most generations of iPod Classic, nano, and iPod Touch.

Share your videos, and enjoy music with full album information and album art on your TV. Your iPhone's wireless and network features remain fully functional and music and movies will mute when you receive an incoming call. And you've got lots of control options--use the iPhone directly, or push a single button on the VSX-1120-K's front panel to switch control to the included preset remote and an intuitive, full-color GUI.

Plus, your iPhone's music will always sound its best thanks to Pioneer's exclusive Advanced Sound Retriever technology, which restores lost data in compressed music files. So even in a big room, you'll get much closer to the artist's original intent from you iPhone, iPod or other MP3 player. And Auto Level Control means a smooth, consistent listening experience with no jarring volume changes between your favorite songs and albums.

Pioneer's Free iPhone App Turns Your iPhone or iPod Touch into a Powerful Control Center
Pioneer's iControlAVR (downloaded separately via Apple's App Store) gives you total control over your home theater sound. With controls for master and per-zone volume, room calibration, and more, you've got a simple but powerful way to adjust your home theater sound any way you like.

The iPhone and iPod Touch's accelerometer controls are used to control balance and emphasis--no confusing sequence of remote buttons to remember, just tilt and maneuver your Apple portable device until the sound is right where you want it.

Connectivity That Puts You Closer To Your Movies, Music, and Photos

Bluetooth capability (with AS-BT100 adapter, sold separately)
lets you play music wirelessly from your Bluetooth-enabled portable devices
Access Your Portable Devices, Internet Radio, Satellite Radio and More
In addition to connections for all your home theater components, a front HDMI input lets you conveniently connect high-definition devices like an HD camcorder to view your videos in all their glory in your home theater. A front USB port lets you connect your digital camera or portable media player to display a slideshow of JPEG photos on your HDTV, or play MP3, WAV, or WMA music files with full ID3 tag and album art support. And your options don't stop with your portable devices. The Pioneer VSX-1120-K is your portal for SIRIUS� satellite radio (subscription required) and thousands of free Internet radio stations --all just a few clicks of the remote away.

On-Screen GUI, PC Control, and RS-232 Support Provide Even More Control Options
There are more ways to control your Pioneer VSX-1120-K than just your iPhone. There's a full-color on-screen GUI for use with the included preset remote, and PC control capability so you can use your Mac or PC to adjust settings when your receiver is connected to your home network via Ethernet. For full-on home theater automation, the VSX-1120-K supports RS-232 systems such as Control4® and Crestron®. So you can control your Pioneer home theater anywhere, from the whole house to the palm of your hand.

Release Your Smartphone's Music with the AS-BT100 Bluetooth Adapter (sold separately)
For wireless connectivity, add a Pioneer AS-BT100 Bluetooth adapter (sold separately) to release your music from your iPhone, Blackberry®, or Android® smartphone as well as other Bluetooth-enabled sources like laptops. And the VSX-1120-K's Advanced Sound Retriever AIR technology makes sure that even your compressed MP3s are brought back to near cd-quality sound.

How Pioneer's Technology Delivers the Ultimate Home Theater Experience

Connectivity for all your home theater components. View larger

A full-color GUI to control your home theater experience
The Latest HDMI Technology Gets You Ready for 3-D
All of Pioneer's latest receivers support the latest HDMI specification, meaning that you're not just getting the most out of your existing movies and music, you're preparing for the next generation of 3-D video content with the VSX-1120-K. And with 6 HDMI inputs, including 1 on the front panel, you've got more than enough connectivity options for the growing number of high-definition sources available today.

Marvell® 1080p Video Upscaling from Any Source
Marvell's cutting-edge advanced video processing lets you upscale your picture to digital 1080p from virtually any source, even digital HDMI, at a quality level unprecedented in home theaters. PureCinema's extra processing of 3D noise reduction and Y/C color separation ensures you'll get the best picture possible from anything you've got.

True-to-Life, High-Definition Audio and New Dolby Pro Logic IIz and THX Select2 Plus
Of course all the latest Pioneer receivers support high-definition audio formats like Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Audio to give your Blu-ray Disc® movies a soundtrack that's true-to-life. But Pioneer adds an extra dimension with support for Dolby Pro Logic IIz across its entire 2010 line of receivers, which adds a "height" channel for an even more immersive experience. And the Pioneer VSX-1120-K takes it even further with THX Select2 Plus certification, to ensure a true cinema-quality experience in your home.

Total Control with Custom Pioneer Technologies: Acoustic Calibration, Advanced Sound Retriever, and Auto Level Control
Pioneer's exclusive Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration system (MCACC) provides a near studio-quality, multi-channel listening experience customized specifically to your listening environment. An included microphone measures every speaker's connection, and notes its size, distance from the listening point, sound levels and timbre to calibrate and maximize performance. The VSX-1120-K has an advanced version of MCACC that will calibrate with a 9-band equalizer, auto-crossover settings, and can even send charts of its measurements to your PC via USB.

Even compressed audio such as WMA, MP3 and AAC is enhanced with another Pioneer exclusive, Advanced Sound Retriever, by filling in areas where minute details were left out during the compression process. This technology also enhances the audio quality of SIRIUS Satellite Radio and can realize an upper limit frequency of 20kHz with compressed audio playback for surprising audio richness and clarity even from "lossy" digital audio sources. The VSX-1120-K's advanced ASR can restore even multi-channel audio.

Additionally, the Auto Level Control feature can equalize volume level differences between tracks playing from an iPhone or iPod or during television programming so the volume can be enjoyed at a consistent level--no more jarring "blare" when switching audio sources.

All of these technologies come together in the VSX-1120-K to deliver the ultimate level of control and sophistication for the discerning home entertainment enthusiast.

Making Your Pioneer VSX-1120 a Complete Home Theater

Premium in-wall speakers create a complete home theater
Looking to complete your ultimate Pioneer home theater? Consider adding these suggested premium Pioneer in-wall and in-ceiling speakers for a rich, immersive home theater experience without taking up a lot of room. Or keep things personal with a pair of Pioneer advanced audiophile over-ear headphones for intense critical listening.

7.1 Speaker Packages for the VSX-1120
  • The Pioneer S-IC651-LR 6.5" In-ceiling CST Speaker for Front Left and Right
  • The Pioneer S-IW551L LCR In-wall CST Speaker for Front Center Channel
  • The Pioneer S-IW651-LR In-wall CST Speakers for Surrounds and Surround Backs
  • The Pioneer S-W601 12" Powered Subwoofer
  • The Pioneer SE-A1000 Flagship Audiophile/Home Theater Headphones

Receiver Feature Chart

  Power Dolby Pro-Logic IIz Bluetooth Ready
(with adapter)
USB/ iPhone Certified Internet Radio iPhone Remote App PC Control HDMI In - 3D Ready On-Screen Display
110x5 Watts Pre-Out
- - - - 3 -
110x5 Watts Pre-Out
- - - 4 Text
110x7 Watts Speaker Assign
- - - 4 Text
110x7 Watts Speaker Assign
- 6 inc. Front GUI
120x7 Watts Pre-Out and Speaker
6 inc. Front/
1 Out

Technical Specifications

  • Channels: 7.1 surround sound
  • Power: 120x7 per channel
  • HDMI Specification: v. 1.4, 3D, Deep Color and X.V. Color
  • HDMI Ports: 6 in (including 1 front in), 1 out
  • Component Ports: 2 in, 1 out
  • Audio Codecs Supported: DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Pro Logic IIz with pre-out, THX Select2 Plus
  • Video Modes Supported: 1080p and below
  • Audio Modes Supported: Multi-zone (7.1, 5.1 + 2)
  • Digital Formats Supported: JPEG, MP3, WAV, WMA
  • "Works with iPhone"-certified

  • Product Information

    Product Dimensions 17.1 x 16.6 x 6.8 inches
    Item Weight 28.8 pounds
    Shipping Weight 35.5 pounds
    Manufacturer Pioneer
    Item model number VSX-1120-K
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    3.0 out of 5 stars 90 customer reviews

    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Best Sellers Rank #414 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Home Theater Systems > Receivers & Amplifiers > Receivers
    #462 in Electronics > Televisions & Video > AV Receivers & Amplifiers
    #2,108 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Stereo System Components
    Date first available at March 4, 2010

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    Despite the rather disappointing announcement of their departure from the Plasma arena and the de facto departure from in-house blu ray players, Pioneer appears to have made a bold move into the highly competitive mid-range receiver market. Denon and Onkyo have released fiercely competitive models in the $700 price-range that couple either excellent video processing, streamed media, and ample connectivity. My recent review of the Denon AVR891 confirmed their continued competitive product line, but I did lament it lacked some of the swiss army knife approach sometimes imperfectly utilized by Onkyo (the 891 lacks internet-streaming, surround wide processing, and basic rear-panel connectivity). That said, Denon's use of the ABT chipset (begun last year with the ABT-2010 and continued this year with the ABT-2015) was my preferred AVR video processing (I performed it over Reon XV, Farjouda chips, and lower spec'd ABT chips).

    Having owned the 1120's successor both in elite (21) and no-elite (9040) form, I was always impressed by their power, sonic quality, and design. That said, they lacked what had rapidly become basic featureset in 2009 (wide or height presence configuration, only four hdmi inputs, and only analogue video processing). The 1120's little brother the VSX-1020 established a reasonably high bar for the 1120 to hurdle in bringing internet radio, iphone control, six hdmi, and wide/height processing in a tidy package widely available under $500. That said, the 1020 was a very compotent and efficient entry-level receiver, but lacked some of the longer legs for bigger rooms or thirsty speakers. Enter the 1120.

    The 1120 shares the same deep chassis of the 9140 and Elite 21. At over 17" deep, it is almost four inches deeper and four pounds heavier than the 1020.
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    This review is written from someone who has never had the experience of an A/V receiver before. So when I started looking around, I immediately felt like I was in deep water. It's worse than choosing a car, I swear. I wanted something cheap enough to be affordable now, but have enough features and specs to enable me to use it even as I expand/improve my home theater in the coming years. But I spent a lot of time combing through reviews online, product specifications, and forums before settling on this bad boy. I even went so far as to create a spreadsheet that compared weighted values of features and specs. Yeah, talk about nerd alert. So here's my overall impression. If you want to skip to the end, there's some important notes that I was confused about while purchasing that might help out.

    Aesthetically, it's very sexy. I was kind of turned off from a lot of other models that had a slew of buttons or other such clutter on the front. I prefer the sleek facade. It does have enough buttons on the front to give you a good deal of functionality, without making the front look like a remote. The overall construction is very solid. The buttons don't feel cheap, the knobs are solid and turn smoothly. Although the front is plastic, it looks very nice and I'm quite sure it's polycarbonate, which is very tough. It sure does have some heft to it as well, which is reassuring. All of the speaker connections on the back feel sturdy.

    The connections available on this boggle the mind. There's anything you could ever need. Sure, there's other models that have 481692437 HDMI connections, but seriously who needs that many? I can't think of how you could even use more than the 5 inputs the 1120 gives you. It offers up to 7.1 surround, which would have been real nice if they'd offered 7.
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    like so many of you i waited, try to look at as many reviews as possible, weight the pros and cons of every manufacturer and at the end for a number of resons i decide to go w the 1120. i was lucky enough that i got mine at an incredible price from [...] through amazon and pay less the MSRP, and also got one of the very first units 3 weeks before arrives in amazon, which give me some time to put it to the test before writing this review. First things first, the unit looks amazing it is heavier and deeper than the 1020, set up took me about 2 hours ,is a good idea to take it easy and READ through the manual as much as you can since you can easily bypass important info that relates directly to your receiver functioning the way it should, for example have all the speaker connections ready and well identified if possible and take note of which components and what inputs are being used so you dont go crazy later trying to remember what is where, (before plugging the unit) obvious to do for some audiophiles, but not so, to the guys that are running to listen to this baby in action...!!
    for reference only, this is my set up:
    TV: 60pg60 Plasma (60 inch)
    directv HD
    BD: Playstation 3 Slim
    GC: XBox 360,
    GC:WII black
    MP: HD media player (western Difital) w 2 TB hard drive.
    Also using an universal remote control (Harmony 900)
    Everything is behind cabinet doors away from view.
    All of this components are connected to the 1120 via HDMI (except wii) and the output HDMI 1.4 to the tv, so inmediatly i free up space on my tv and dont have more than 1 cable attached to it.
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