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

3.2 out of 5 stars 88 customer reviews
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Pioneer
  • Model Number: VSX-1121-K
  • Output Wattage: 110.00 Watts
  • Surround Sound Channel Configuration: 7.1 channel
  • Color: GlossyBlack

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).


Popular Receiver Options

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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
  • Yamaha CINEMA DSP
  • 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

Product Information

Product Dimensions 17.4 x 17.1 x 7.3 inches
Item Weight 1.9 pounds
Shipping Weight 35.8 pounds
Manufacturer Pioneer
Shipping Advisory This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
Item model number VSX-1121-K
Customer Reviews
3.2 out of 5 stars 88 customer reviews

3.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #368 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Home Theater Systems > Receivers & Amplifiers > Receivers
#418 in Electronics > Televisions & Video > AV Receivers & Amplifiers
#2,141 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Stereo System Components
Date first available at Amazon.com June 1, 2011

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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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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.

Just like any modern receiver with any amount of tuneabilty, this unit takes some time to get setup properly.
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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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I purchased this over a week ago at a price I thought was to good to be true. I already had a Sony 7.1 that I was frustrated with but satisfied until This arrived. I was not planning on upgrading but the price was excellent. I read all the reviews and was hesitant to purchase it but I did. I do not regret the decision I made. After reading the manual online I noticed I was short two Heigh Front Speakers for my system and purchased them before this Pioneer deck arrived. I also downloaded the Apple iPad/iPhone App to be prepared. I live in Montreal, Canada. Went to my US address to pick it up and came home. THe set up could not have been so simple using the connect iPad and the Pioneer App. Everything was straight forward, including finding out where my wires were out of phase etc. Once set up, I never have used the remote. Everything is controlled via the Pioneer iPad. AND I do mean controlled! I have never seen so many controls. Brilliantly designed and executed. I then proceeded to insert a 7.1 Blue-Ray Disk and all I can say is WOW. My decision to purchase this Pioneer Deck was well worth it! Everything switches properly, Connection was simple and easy, Sound is outstanding. Even renaming components is easy. A very well though out system worth every penny. I am not sure if I did not have the iPad/iPhone control if I would say the same for ease of use... Today was my first time looking at the remote and I laughed.. put it down and went back to my iPad! I am extremely happy with my set up now with so many speakers and the comfort of my home I will never go back to the Theatre again!
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