Receivers

Pioneer VSX-32 7.1 A/V Receiver

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Introduction

Last year I had the opportunity to review one of Pioneer's Class D receivers, the SC-27, and I came away completely impressed with the performance of that product. While I would love to know how their new version of the SC-27 performs, I also wanted to experience another model of the Elite line and see how well one with a more conventional Class AB amplifier would perform. I asked Pioneer if I could look at a model right in the middle of the lineup and so I was happy to get to use the VSX-32 and see how it would perform.

Specifications

  • Design: 7.1 A/V Receiver
  • Codecs: All, Including Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Power Output: 110 WPC x 7, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 8 Ohms (THD+N Not Specified)
  • Video Connections: HDMI 1.4a (5 rear in, 1 front in, 1 out), Component (3 in, 1 out), Composite (5 in, 1 out), No S-Video
  • Audio Connections: RCA Stereo (2 in, 1 out), Optical (3 in, 1 out), Coaxial Digital (2 in, 0 out), 7.1 Multichannel (0 in, 1 preout), iPod, Sirius Radio, Bluetooth (optional)
  • Other Connections: Ethernet (Internet Radio, Firmware), 12V triggers (2), USB, RS-232, IR (1 in, 1 out), 2nd Zone (Composite Video, Stereo Audio), Headphone Jack (6.3mm)
  • Dimensions: 6.8" H x 16.5" W x 17" D
  • Weight: 28.9 Pounds
  • MSRP: $800 USA
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