Pioneer VSX-1123 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver (Black)
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- Dolby TrueHD Dolby Pro Logic IIz/Dolby Digital Plus
- Digital Core Engine with Texas Instruments Aureus DSP
- HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)
- Pioneer Auto MCACC Room Calibration
- iPod digital transmission via front USB terminal
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|Connectivity Technology||HDMI, MHL, Bluetooth, Composite A/V, USB, Ethernet, Wireless Adapter Port, Analog Audio, Digital Input/Output, Pre-Amp Output, Headphone, Front Audio/Video Inputs||Wireless||USB||Wired;Wireless;Wi-Fi|
|Color||Black||Black||Y||Information not provided|
|Special Features||Dolby TrueHD Dolby Pro Logic IIz/Dolby digital plus||Dolby TrueHD Dolby Pro Logic IIz/Dolby digital plus||5-channel powerful surround sound||7-Channel|
|Warranty Description||Information not provided||Information not provided||2 years warranty on parts and labor||2 years warranty|
|Product Site Launch Date||Tue Mar 05 08:00:01 UTC 2013||Tue Mar 05 08:00:01 UTC 2013||Wed Mar 26 00:40:00 UTC 2014||Tue Mar 25 14:00:01 UTC 2014|
|Item Weight||21.6 pounds||18.7 pounds||17.6 pounds||22.1 pounds|
|Dimensions||6.63 inches x 14.25 inches x 17.13 inches||6.63 inches x 13.06 inches x 17.13 inches||13 inches x 9 inches x 9 inches||6.75 inches x 14.38 inches x 17.13 inches|
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From the Manufacturer
The Pioneer VSX-1123-K 7.2 Channel HD Multi-Zone Network Ready AV Receiver
The VSX-1123 is a true multi-zone audio video power house with 165 Watts (1 kHz 1 % THD @ 6 Ohms) 1ch Driven or 90 Watts (20Hz-20kHz .08% THD @ 8 Ohms) of clear audio reproduction and advanced new technologies such as 4K Ultra-High Definition Up-scaling, True Multi-Zone Audio Video, an energy-saving ECO Mode, and a whole host of networked entertainment options the new VSX-1123 is an unparalleled way to help you get the most out of your home entertainment experience.
Connectivity is Key
Smartphones have become a convenient and powerful way to stay connected to your favorite entertainment. Pioneer's new networked receivers give instant access to your favorite content and control options through smartphones and tablets. The VSX-1123 unleashes more music and video content in the living room and through the home, thanks to class-leading digital connectivity and flexible networking features.
The VSX-1123 features the latest Made for iPhone and iPad certification, which includes the iPhone5 and the iPad Mini. Since this receiver is networked, it also supports Apple's AirPlay wireless music streaming technology allowing you to wirelessly stream music from your iPhone, iPod or iTunes-running Mac or PC directly to the receiver.
That is just half the story. Pioneer is the only receiver brand with HTC Connect, the only unified approach for the Android platform for streaming music wirelessly from select compatible HTC smartphones. HTC Connect makes it easy to wireless stream your favorite music to your receiver, there is no need for a separate app, HTC Connect is built right into your phone's music player.
The VSX-1123 also supports DLNA 1.5 media streaming which allows for access to your favorite music from a DLNA server or computer connected to the same home network. Not only are compressed music files supported such as MP3, WMA, and AAC but also high resolution files such as FLAC, WAV, AIFF, Apple Lossless and DSD (SACD).
Can't find the remote? Because the VSX-1123 is a networked receiver, simply download Pioneer's iControlAV2013 at no charge, turning your Apple or Android device into a remote control for the VSX-1123. iControlAV2013 not only allows you to control and manage your receiver settings, this app also allows you to access music stored on your smartphone and push it wirelessly to the receiver, without juggling between iControlAV2013 and your phone's built in music player. iControlAV2013 makes it easy to stream new music with Pandora, or use vTuner internet radio to access thousands of radio stations from all over the world.
Windows 8 Certified
Windows 8 Play To feature makes it easy to stream your favorite music stored on your PC to Pioneer's new line of networked AV receivers. Don't limit your media experience to laptop speakers. With the Windows 8 Play To feature and Pioneer's new networked receivers you can enjoy your media library on the biggest speakers in the house.
4K Ultra-HD Compatible, with Up-scaling
4K x 2K resolution, usually referred to as simply "4K Ultra HD", is the latest high definition video display format, with four times the resolution of 1080p. The Pioneer VSX-1123 is ready not only to pass through 4K Ultra HD video signals to a compatible display, but also to upscale any content you want to watch, meaning it can support home theater systems dedicated to producing the highest quality picture available today.
Expanded HDMI Connectivity and MHL 2.0 Compatibility
Offering more inputs than comparable receivers, the VSX-1123 features 8 HDMI inputs, including support for both 3D and 4K Ultra HD sources. The front HDMI terminal is MHL 2.0 (Mobile High-Definition Link) compatible, letting you connect and control compatible Android devices. High-definition video can be displayed on your HDTV with multi-channel sound, while also charging your device. MHL 2.0 adds support for 3D content, 1080P 60Hz, and faster cell phone charging.
The new, energy-saving ECO Mode found on all 2013 Pioneer AV receivers goes far beyond the conventional wisdom about "green" electronics, with a standby power consumption of only 0.1 watt when enabled. Our ECO Mode offers all of the convenience features of today's modern AV receivers, including Network Standby and HDMI CEC support, while reducing power consumption in both on and standby modes.
The intelligent ECO Mode analyzes your sources in real time, adjusting power consumption accordingly to meet your needs, or you can choose the power-saving settings that are right for you. You can control ECO Mode using the receiver's front panel, the included remote control, or the ECO Manager page of Pioneer's free iControlAV2013 for your smartphone or tablet. Now you can feel better about your entertainment experience without sacrificing power or features.
On-Screen Display (Simple Overlay)
If your home theater system is hidden away in a cabinet or closet it is often difficult to know the current volume level or other status indicators of the receiver. This is where the On Screen Display feature comes into play. When turned on, On-Screen Display will overlay your receiver's basic information such as volume, input, and surround mode as you make adjustments using the remote.
The VSX-1123 can be setup to use two of its seven amplifiers to power a set of speakers in a second room such as a bedroom or patio. This "second zone" can enjoy content that is different than what is be listened to in the main room.
A new Zone 3 HDMI Out (HDZONE) feature allows for routing either the same signal as the main zone or a separate source to a second zone via HDMI. All of this can be controlled effortlessly by using our new iControlAV 2013 IOS and Android application.
A Customized Home Theater Experience
The VSX-1123 features Pioneer's exclusive Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration system (MCACC), providing an optimized multi-channel listening experience by measuring every speaker's connection, noting its size and distance from the listening point, sound levels and timbre in order to calibrate, customize and maximize performance specifically for your room.
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|Amplifier Type||Class D3||Class D3||Discrete Direct Energy||Discrete Direct Energy||Discrete Direct Energy||Discrete Direct Energy|
|Power||180 Watts x 7||170 Watts x 7||165 Watts x 7||140 Watts x 7||140 Watts x 5||140 Watts x 5|
|Number of HDMI Inputs/Outputs||8 in / 2 out (Main Zone & Zone 2)||8 in / 2 out (Main Zone & Zone 2)||8 in / 2 out (Main Zone & Zone 2)||6 in / 1 out||6 in / 1 out||4 in / 1 out|
|4K Ultra HD|
Pass-through and Upscaling
|Video Conversion to HDMI|
|MCACC Room Calibration||Advanced MCACC||Advanced MCACC||Advanced MCACC|
|MHL 2.0 Input||-|
|Powered Multi-Zone Audio|
(Multi-Source) 1x Powered 1x Passive
|HDZone (HDMI Zone Output)|
|Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod (30-Pin and Lightning)|
|AirPlay & HTC Connect||-|
|Windows 8 Compatible||-|
|DLNA 1.5 (DMR)||-|
|USB File Playback||AIFF/WAV/Apple Lossless/FLAC/MP3/WMA/AAC||AIFF/WAV/Apple Lossless/FLAC/MP3/WMA/AAC||AIFF/WAV/Apple Lossless/FLAC/MP3/WMA/AAC||AIFF/WAV/Apple Lossless/FLAC/MP3/WMA/AAC||AIFF/WAV/Apple Lossless/FLAC/MP3/WMA/AAC||MP3/WMA/AAC|
|Network File Music Playback||AIFF/WAV/Apple Lossless/FLAC/MP3/AAC||AIFF/WAV/Apple Lossless/FLAC/MP3/AAC||AIFF/WAV/Apple Lossless/FLAC/MP3/AAC||AIFF/WAV/Apple Lossless/FLAC/MP3/AAC||AIFF/WAV/Apple Lossless/FLAC/MP3/AAC||-|
|192kHz 24-Bit Hi Resolution Music Playback||AIFF/WAV/FLAC||AIFF/WAV/FLAC||AIFF/WAV/FLAC||AIFF/WAV/FLAC||AIFF/WAV/FLAC||-|
|Gapless Playback||AIFF/WAV/FLAC/Apple Lossless||AIFF/WAV/FLAC/Apple Lossless||AIFF/WAV/FLAC/Apple Lossless||AIFF/WAV/FLAC/Apple Lossless||AIFF/WAV/FLAC/Apple Lossless||-|
|Pandora & vTuner Internet Radio||-|
|iOS / Android Remote Control App||iControlAV 2013||iControlAV 2013||iControlAV 2013||ControlApp||ControlApp||-|
|AVNavigator PC / Mac Setup Software||-|
Top Customer Reviews
First before I begin I think I need to cover Pioneer MCACC a bit. MCACC stands for Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration System, and it is a piece of software built into the receiver which optimizes the sound for your room. You plug in a mic that comes with the unit and set it up at ear level where you would sit and listen to your music, movies and other audio sources. It will adjust the system sound and generate the best acoustics and listening levels for your room. Your first run you want to run MCACC in Full Auto, ALL CH ADJ, with the following speaker settings, either Normal(SB/FH), Normal (SB/FW), or Speaker B. Unless you have THX speakers set that option to no. Also for the above setting you need to to have at least a 5.1 system. I set my receiver to Speaker B when I ran MCACC. After I ran MCACC and then I copied the results to all 6 memory slots, just so I can have a backup when tweaking the settings. Even though I copied the results I only adjusted the speaker distance and some of the levels on only the first memory slot.Read more ›
As for the performance, I have to tell you that I was previously using a 6.1 Channel 760 watt Onkyo home theatre in a box for 9 years, and for about a week, a 5.1 Channel Denon AVR 1513, so I have to compare it to those two. This is my first experience with Pioneer receivers, but I was able to go through the entire setup with little difficulty, despite many complaints of Pioneer's interface being very confusing. Now for the Audio/Video performance
It's just OK, but I think I will look into disabling the fully automatic MCACC altogether, or manually doing the setup. Through the Blu-ray players, I am running the new Andrew Jones (22 series) speakers for mains, surrounds, and center channel. At 1 week old, they aren't broken in yet but they sounded beautiful with excellent imaging with the Onkyo, even better with the Denon (that upgrade included Dolby TrueHD and DST Master HD but much lower power receiver). Neither of those used room correction, and I think that the MCACC is at fault with the Pioneer. Before, the base was so full and authoritative with the Onkyo and Denon, I was constantly turning down my Onkyo sub to balance out the base. The imaging was excellent--voices in music would stay firmly planted slightly left of center and just above eye height on my tv. With the Pioneer, I ran the full auto MCACC out of the box, with the microphone placed EXACTLY at my ear height in the center of the seating area.Read more ›
Overall, the features are great and this unit definitely delivers in traditional Pioneer fashion. It has a lot of power for all seven channels (9 if you set up the second zone), the addition of several new processing formats and listening modes, and a couple of key features that I'll review in more detail that make the 1123 worth the higher price.
Just a quick reference to some of the comments about un-boxing and enjoying this unit: if you do find the receiver to be a little intimidating during setup, you'll be pleasantly surprised by the included CD-Rom. It's not just an instruction manual; the included software is used to detect the receiver on the network and guide you through both the physical setup, as well as providing setting changes directly to the receiver over the network.
Let's start with the most negative and work our way to the top :o)
*** Missing preouts!
This model only has preouts for: 1. front L/R, and; 2. two subwoofer speakers. There is so much more real estate on the backplane of this model than my 815, and the circuits already exist on the breadboards: why not put pre-amplified connections for all seven channels as an option? This was a feature I loved on the 815 and allowed for much more flexibility with existing speakers.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Extremely poor reliability. My first one died after almost a year, and I was sent to a repair center, which gave me a refurbished unit that was already damaged (but working), but... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Jeff
great service. great ship. it is pretty awesome... there are better out there, but for the money, I am super happy. Love all the connections. works great. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Nathan Sharfi
Receiver has relatively good sound quality, functionality, and a nice variety of options. The back two channels went out after a year and the the wide and front height speakers do... Read morePublished 2 months ago by benandcandy
Everything works, major upgrade for me so it seems amazing right now. We will see if it withstands the test of time though, I have some really old receivers that still work great... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Josh Armstrong
I purchased this reciever when i bought my sony 4k tv. The reciever was decent until i tried to pass a true 4k signal through it only to have it not work because it doesnt have... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ronald McCombs
Channels keep going in and out. Send it off for repair and the channels magically work again. Get it back and they go out after a week. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Dirk W
Technical this looks to be a good receiver, and when received, I was quite happy with it, setup was fine.. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Peter
I had been reasonably pleased with this units performance until I purchased a UHDTV. The Pioneer receiver claims to support 4k but it apparently does not. Read morePublished 7 months ago by John O.