Pioneer VSX-2021 review

This receiver is Pioneer's homage to Apple, with full AirPlay support and apps that are ahead of the rest

By  from TechRadar Issue 200
Product Type
A/V Receiver
Frequency Band
AM, FM
Audio Channels
7.1
Ethernet
Yes
Operating Power Consumption
550 W
RMS Output Power
1050 W
DLNA Certified
Yes
HDMI Version
HDMI 1.4a
iPod Supported
Yes
Number of Digital Optical Inputs
3
Number of Digital Optical Outputs
1
Number of HDMI Inputs
7
Number of HDMI Outputs
2
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
1%
Multizone
Yes
3D Type
3D
Sound System
THX Select2 Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Pro Logic IIz, DTS, DTS-ES, DTS Neo:6, DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-HD High Resolution, THX, Virtual Surround, DTS Neural Surround
Brand Name
Pioneer
Green Compliant
Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority
WEEE
Maximum Frequency Response
1 kHz
USB
Yes
HDMI
Yes
Internet Streaming
Yes
Digital to Analog Audio Converter
192 kHz - 3 Byte
Upscale Scan Format
1080p
Streaming Service
Yes
Country of Origin
Malaysia
Height
185 mm
Width
435 mm
Depth
442 mm
Manufacturer
Pioneer Corporation
Product Model
VSX-2021
Product Name
VSX-2021 A/V Receiver
Manufacturer Part Number
VSX2021
Manufacturer Website Address
http://www.pioneer.co.uk
Marketing Information

For an extended home cinema setup.
With 2 x HDMI out, the VSX-2021 lets you connect 2 screens or a screen and a projector, without the need for a HDMI splitter. 6 x HDMI + 1 front HDMI inputs allow you to connect multiple sources.

Besides 7.1 surround sound in HD and a digital connection with your iPod, iPhone or iPad without dock, you get easy-to-operate worldwide internet radio (vTuner) and network streaming via DLNA or Apple Airplay when you connect via LAN (adapter for wireless LAN available). LPCM, WAV, FLAC and other lossless formats are supported as well as THX Select 2 Plus audio.

Compatible (free) smartphone/tablet apps include the advanced remote control app iControlAV2 and Air Jam, a Bluetooth-based social app.

Package Contents
  • VSX-2021 A/V Receiver
  • 1 x Remote Control
  • 1 x iPod Cable
  • 1 x MCACC Setup Microphone
  • 2 x "AAA" Size IEC R03 Dry Cell Batteries
  • 1 x AM Loop Antenna
  • 1 x FM Wire Antenna
  • 1 x Warranty Card
  • Power Cord
  • CD-ROM (AV Navigator)
  • Quick Start Guide
Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR)
103 dB
Weight (Approximate)
10 kg
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