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Pioneer VSX-1131 4K, 7.2 channel, Dolby Atmos, DTS-X, AV Receiver (Black) @ Richer Sounds
Pioneer VSX-1131 4K, 7.2 channel, Dolby Atmos, DTS-X, AV Receiver (Black) @ Richer Sounds

Pioneer VSX-1131 4K, 7.2 channel, Dolby Atmos, DTS-X, AV Receiver (Black) @ Richer Sounds

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Been keeping an eye on this receiver for my upgrade.

Has ALL the features one can need from the new line of receivers and also still has the signature Pioneer sound.

The Denon gets all the awards but the Pioneers have never been a let down.

I find this one packs more of a punch than the Denon but thats subjective.

(6 year Supercare for 34.99 extra...worth it imo)

Whathifi review here

AV Tech review here

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Only 3 HDCP 2.2 enabled HDMI ports is a disappointment (same on many receivers for some reason). This is one reason I'm looking at the Denon 2300W - if Denon can include it for all HDMIs, then there's no excuse for other manufacturers not to.

Likewise, I'd have jumped on this if it had all hdmi inputs and outputs in hdcp 2.2

Also Dolby Atmos is the current technology we live in.

I just hope the Denon drops in price but with it being reviewed so well it might be a while.
Edited by: "golfer2007" 24th Dec 2016

I've been quite impressed by my slightly older non Atmos Pioneer (VSX-529) - it sounds a lot more dynamic then the Yamaha it replaced although the OSD and user interface is dismal.

PaulLFC

Only 3 HDCP 2.2 enabled HDMI ports is a disappointment (same on many … Only 3 HDCP 2.2 enabled HDMI ports is a disappointment (same on many receivers for some reason). This is one reason I'm looking at the Denon 2300W - if Denon can include it for all HDMIs, then there's no excuse for other manufacturers not to.


Yup. Better getting the DENON with 8 full 2.2 for 50 more

sevenoakssoundandvision.co.uk/p-2…spx
Edited by: "Babbler" 25th Dec 2016

golfer2007

I just hope the Denon drops in price but with it being reviewed so well … I just hope the Denon drops in price but with it being reviewed so well it might be a while.



Bought the AVXR-2300W. Sent it back and got this Pioneer (for 399 from RS) and the Pioneer was much more impressive. Sound was warmer, louder etc. But the Pioneer can swap between front height/rear height (for Atmos) and rear surround speakers automatically. The Denon does not even have connectors for front/rear height speaker connectors. It only has rear surround which is manually assignable. The amp will not automatically choose the right speaker depending on the sound format.... the pioneer did. Otherwise the features were more or less identical but I found bluetooth to be a bit crappy actually. Overall very impressed, and much better than Denon. Sometimes because it's a big name brand it doesn't mean it's the better of the two.

PaulLFC

Only 3 HDCP 2.2 enabled HDMI ports is a disappointment (same on many … Only 3 HDCP 2.2 enabled HDMI ports is a disappointment (same on many receivers for some reason). This is one reason I'm looking at the Denon 2300W - if Denon can include it for all HDMIs, then there's no excuse for other manufacturers not to.



​I upgraded to the Denon from a Sony Str-dn1040 and I'd definitely recommend it, haven't tried this Pioneer to compare it though.

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daskapital

Bought the AVXR-2300W. Sent it back and got this Pioneer (for 399 from … Bought the AVXR-2300W. Sent it back and got this Pioneer (for 399 from RS) and the Pioneer was much more impressive. Sound was warmer, louder etc. But the Pioneer can swap between front height/rear height (for Atmos) and rear surround speakers automatically. The Denon does not even have connectors for front/rear height speaker connectors. It only has rear surround which is manually assignable. The amp will not automatically choose the right speaker depending on the sound format.... the pioneer did. Otherwise the features were more or less identical but I found bluetooth to be a bit crappy actually. Overall very impressed, and much better than Denon. Sometimes because it's a big name brand it doesn't mean it's the better of the two.



You can never go wrong with the Pioneer sound

£349 Sold by Amazon:

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This is important for people who don't live in the UK like me! The one sold by Amazon ships to Cyprus - woohoo. Order placed (Out of stock at time of writing but I can wait).

What swayed me to this over the Denon 2300? Two things, Pioneer has Google Cast built in and I've already got a Denon and the HDMI switching (2-inputs) has been temperamental over the years and in the end failed completely so purely based on an unhappy experience.

I went for the Richer sounds deals, free HDMI cable (as they matched Peter Tyson) and paid for the 6 years warrantee which seems good value at 10% of the receiver price.

matched it up with Harman Kardon HKTS16 speakers, sounds great!

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gjhukd

I went for the Richer sounds deals, free HDMI cable (as they matched … I went for the Richer sounds deals, free HDMI cable (as they matched Peter Tyson) and paid for the 6 years warrantee which seems good value at 10% of the receiver price.



Did you get the 6 year warranty and HDMI cable matched for £349?

Naruto

Did you get the 6 year warranty and HDMI cable matched for £349?



The cable was free of charge , though they were happy to match the 3 years warantee, i opted to pay £34.90 for the full 6 years.

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gjhukd

The cable was free of charge , though they were happy to match the 3 … The cable was free of charge , though they were happy to match the 3 years warantee, i opted to pay £34.90 for the full 6 years.



​Yeah good idea. You never know what can happen.

Naruto

​Yeah good idea. You never know what can happen.



did you get one?
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