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Pioneer VSX-832(B) 5.1 Channel AV Receiver (Hifi Amplifier 130 Watt/Channel, Multiroom, Wifi, Bluetooth, Hi-Res Audio, Dolby TrueHD-DTS:X, Music Apps, Spotify, Deezer and more)Internet Radio, Black


Looking for a new AV to replace my slowly dieing Onkyo 806. Posted on here asking about this and was advised it was a good deal at this price, so thought I would share.

Many thanks for lettherebedeals for his recommadation!

lettherebedeals15/08/2019 10:26 - Wow thats a fantastic price, snap it up whilst you can, I can assure you these wont be around much longer and you may well regret not buying it at thise price, the major stores Richer Sounds, Peter Tyson etc have all
sold out of these, so grab one whilst you can seriously. the Pioneer VSX-832 is a decent AV Receiver at £269 even better.
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A cheap price for sure, but a bit of a strange one is this, to use atmos on this amp you do so at the expense of the rear speakers, almost defeating the object.
RS & Peter Tyson are sold out because it's discontinued. Decent price but you can get better for the money.
Azwipe15/08/2019 11:00

RS & Peter Tyson are sold out because it's discontinued. Decent price but …RS & Peter Tyson are sold out because it's discontinued. Decent price but you can get better for the money.



What would you recommend as an alternative at this price point please?
sim1115/08/2019 10:53

A cheap price for sure, but a bit of a strange one is this, to use atmos …A cheap price for sure, but a bit of a strange one is this, to use atmos on this amp you do so at the expense of the rear speakers, almost defeating the object.



It is kinda weird I know but to enjoy Atmos at its BEST you need a 7.2 AV Receiver at least, but for those on a budget looking for a traditional decent 5.1 setup this ticks all the boxes. plus firmware updates since its release as improved features immensely on this to, I did some in-depth research into Pioneer AV Receivers last year when I was shopping around, mostly on the VSX932 which is just 7.2 equivalent, got some astonishing reviews over the shores in Australia, its amazing what you can find if you look or change VPN, but many buyers rule out Pioneer because lack of expert reviews in the UK, but they are great pieces of kit with decent features, As for me I eventually I opted for the Denon due to Alexa Integration and rumors of a THX firmware upgrade + award winning reviews... Still I think if Pioneer was more expertly reviewed in the UK they would get fantastic reviews and become much more popular...
I’ve got the 932 and it’s a great receiver, no issues at all
goldie85015/08/2019 11:29

I’ve got the 932 and it’s a great receiver, no issues at all



How much did you get it for? when I was shopping around it had come all the way down to £329 & £299 at one point, there was a battle going on between Yamaha, Denon & Pioneer at the time, I opted for the Denon X2400H which I got for an astonishing £279. I did put the Pioneer VSX932 in my basket a few times but then kept emptying it, I eventually went for the Denon mostly due to Alexa Integration over Google etc..
Speaking of the VSX932 there is one available on ebay, never used just opened box for £349 which is a great price, guy as got 100% positive feedback, few more cheaper but from the US, £667 on Amazon.

eBay Link: Pioneer VSX932
powerful_Rogue15/08/2019 11:01

What would you recommend as an alternative at this price point please?


At this price point tough to beat but not unbeatable - if you have a limited budget then you’ll have to compromise audio quality by either getting this Pioneer or the Yamaha V485. However if you can spend £80 more then you do get double the quality with the likes of Denon X2500H (Peter Tyson) or an open-box Sony DN1080 with full warranty (Sevenoaks audio) or £60 more for a Yamaha V585 (Richersounds) or if you’re not bothered by extra channels the Marantz NR1509 for just £40 more (Hifi Confidential) is miles ahead for Music.
Edited by: "dush_yant" 15th Aug
dush_yant15/08/2019 11:45

At this price point tough to beat but not unbeatable - if you have a …At this price point tough to beat but not unbeatable - if you have a limited budget then you’ll have to compromise audio quality by either getting this Pioneer or the Yamaha V485. However if you can spend £80 more then you do get double the quality with the likes of Denon X2500H (Peter Tyson) or an open-box Sony DN1080 with full warranty (Sevenoaks audio) or £60 more for a Yamaha V585 (Richersounds) or if you’re not bothered by extra channels the Marantz NR1509 for just £40 more (Hifi Confidential) is miles ahead for Music.



dush_yant15/08/2019 11:45

At this price point tough to beat but not unbeatable - if you have a …At this price point tough to beat but not unbeatable - if you have a limited budget then you’ll have to compromise audio quality by either getting this Pioneer or the Yamaha V485. However if you can spend £80 more then you do get double the quality with the likes of Denon X2500H (Peter Tyson) or an open-box Sony DN1080 with full warranty (Sevenoaks audio) or £60 more for a Yamaha V585 (Richersounds) or if you’re not bothered by extra channels the Marantz NR1509 for just £40 more (Hifi Confidential) is miles ahead for Music.



This easily beats the Yamaha V485 plus OP as Google Chromecast which Yamaha does not support, the Pioneer as much better features than the Yamaha to. Also he is not interested in spending £40 - £80 more, I to recommended the Denon X2500H, his budget is limited so his best bet is the Pioneer, he does not want to spend over £300 so at this price point, its a fantastic price..
Edited by: "lettherebedeals" 15th Aug
lettherebedeals15/08/2019 11:58

This easily beats the Yamaha V485 plus OP as Google Chromecast which …This easily beats the Yamaha V485 plus OP as Google Chromecast which Yamaha does not support, the Pioneer as much better features than the Yamaha to. Also he is not interested in spending £40 - £80 more, I to recommended the Denon X2500H, his budget is limited so his best bet is the Pioneer, he does not want to spend over £300 so at this price point, its a fantastic price..


Agreed if he wants built-in Chromecast functionality then he is restricted to Pioneer/Onkyo and his limited budget further restricts him to the Pioneer VSX-832.
If anyone else prefers better audio quality over chromecast functionality and doesn’t mind forking out £40-80 then the X2500H you suggested or the Sony or Marantz are comparatively better deals.
Thanks everyone. I think upgrading from my Onkyo 806 I will see a vast difference! Tech has changed a lot since I got that 10 years ago!

I mainly use it for streaming to the Chromecast, so the fact this has one built in and saves me a HDMI port is a billy bonus. Price wasn't a major issue, Just wanted the most bang for my buck. Not being a major audophile then this seems to tick a lot of boxes.

Speaker wise, i'm still using the speakers I purchased with the Onkyo 10 years ago rom Richer Sounds - Tannoy Left, Right & Center. Guessing I should probably upgrade those at some point as well!

Edit - Plus a £70 amazon voucher sitting in my account made it even better!
Edited by: "powerful_Rogue" 15th Aug
powerful_Rogue15/08/2019 12:34

Thanks everyone. I think upgrading from my Onkyo 806 I will see a vast …Thanks everyone. I think upgrading from my Onkyo 806 I will see a vast difference! Tech has changed a lot since I got that 10 years ago!I mainly use it for streaming to the Chromecast, so the fact this has one built in and saves me a HDMI port is a billy bonus. Price wasn't a major issue, Just wanted the most bang for my buck. Not being a major audophile then this seems to tick a lot of boxes.Speaker wise, i'm still using the speakers I purchased with the Onkyo 10 years ago rom Richer Sounds - Tannoy Left, Right & Center. Guessing I should probably upgrade those at some point as well!Edit - Plus a £70 amazon voucher sitting in my account made it even better!


Great that you’re happy with the Pioneer that’s the most important thing.
Keep your tannoys, newer speakers doesn’t necessarily make them better and tannoys do hold their own, especially if you have the DC model range. Most people seem to change speakers because they want a more contemporary design that will go with their home decor!
The Tannoys I have are the Tannoy SFX 5.1 - However the sub broke and I don't use the rear 2!

Just a quick question. I have two Panasonic SC-ALL6 speakers (For stereo) - Would it be possible to hook these up to the AV so I can play music through them? (panasonic.com/uk/…tml)
powerful_Rogue15/08/2019 13:11

The Tannoys I have are the Tannoy SFX 5.1 - However the sub broke and I …The Tannoys I have are the Tannoy SFX 5.1 - However the sub broke and I don't use the rear 2!Just a quick question. I have two Panasonic SC-ALL6 speakers (For stereo) - Would it be possible to hook these up to the AV so I can play music through them? (https://www.panasonic.com/uk/support/discontinued-products/home-entertainment/sc-all6.html)


You won’t be able to use them as rear. But you can connect them to the phones output of the Pioneer but I think that will mute all other speaker outputs.
I have the 932 and its great for me. No issues with 4K connectivity etc. Great for music too.
Pioneer are very much underrated receivers. I am not sure what effect the merger with Onkyo has had on them but my four year old VSX-924 is going very strongly, unlike the 6 month old Yamaha that blew up it replaced.

MCACC is a minefield of complication to setup in comparison to the likes of Audyssey of the Denon/Marantz and the YPAO of Yamaha...I have not had a Sony receiver in years, way before they used microphone calibration and never had an Onkyo to compare with the AccuEQ they use. The upside to it though with a steep learning curve is that calibration can go way beyond that of the others with its X-Curve feature and frequency roll off tweaks.

It does seem like the main criticism of before has been addressed with the merger with Onkyo of supplying firmware updates to the units, pre-merger you were lucky if you only received one.

The musicality is really what has got to me with the Pioneer AV Receivers, when my current one dies I certainly want to check out another 7.2 channel. I am not bothered personally with Atmos and know that my floorstanders work better being bi-amped so combine A+B speakers for that purpose.

What I really like about Pioneer is with the level of detail in comparison to the other main box shifters I have tried over the years (Sony, Marantz, Denon, Yamaha). Granted we are not talking about audiophile grade receivers here, however I find the soundstage to be very clear, mid-range detailed and top end clear without being overly bright which I find slightly on my bedroom Onkyo Stereo Network Receiver. I find that Marantz/Denon and particularly Yamaha have a warmer sound which I did used to think I liked until having this Pioneer and realised I prefer the neutrality and detail (this is trying all receivers for music in pure-direct mode).

For those that use receivers mainly for purposes outside of music listening, certainly the MCACC feature allows you to get the most of of things as long as you are prepared to put the time into calibration.

It is the level of detail that impresses me with Pioneer from my own experience, and when I am in the market for a new receiver they most certainly will be the top of my list for audition unless miraculously the mortgage gets paid off and I can start looking into the likes of Arcam.
Edited by: "cicobuff" 15th Aug
powerful_Rogue15/08/2019 13:11

The Tannoys I have are the Tannoy SFX 5.1 - However the sub broke and I …The Tannoys I have are the Tannoy SFX 5.1 - However the sub broke and I don't use the rear 2!Just a quick question. I have two Panasonic SC-ALL6 speakers (For stereo) - Would it be possible to hook these up to the AV so I can play music through them? (https://www.panasonic.com/uk/support/discontinued-products/home-entertainment/sc-all6.html)


Yeah not much use if the sub is broken since these are satellites and as such don’t carry much low end sound on their own.
Your first upgrade should be buying a subwoofer and your second should be replacing the centre speaker. The rest can stay the same.
cicobuff15/08/2019 13:31

Pioneer are very much underrated receivers. I am not sure what effect the …Pioneer are very much underrated receivers. I am not sure what effect the merger with Onkyo has had on them but my four year old VSX-924 is going very strongly, unlike the 6 month old Yamaha that blew up it replaced.MCACC is a minefield of complication to setup in comparison to the likes of Audyssey of the Denon/Marantz and the YPAO of Yamaha...I have not had a Sony receiver in years, way before they used microphone calibration and never had an Onkyo to compare with the AccuEQ they use. The upside to it though with a steep learning curve is that calibration can go way beyond that of the others with its X-Curve feature and frequency roll off tweaks.It does seem like the main criticism of before has been addressed with the merger with Onkyo of supplying firmware updates to the units, pre-merger you were lucky if you only received one.The musicality is really what has got to me with the Pioneer AV Receivers, when my current one dies I certainly want to check out another 7.2 channel. I am not bothered personally with Atmos and know that my floorstanders work better being bi-amped so combine A+B speakers for that purpose.What I really like about Pioneer is with the level of detail in comparison to the other main box shifters I have tried over the years (Sony, Marantz, Denon, Yamaha). Granted we are not talking about audiophile grade receivers here, however I find the soundstage to be very clear, mid-range detailed and top end clear without being overly bright which I find slightly on my bedroom Onkyo Stereo Network Receiver. I find that Marantz/Denon and particularly Yamaha have a warmer sound which I did used to think I liked until having this Pioneer and realised I prefer the neutrality and detail (this is trying all receivers for music in pure-direct mode). For those that use receivers mainly for purposes outside of music listening, certainly the MCACC feature allows you to get the most of of things as long as you are prepared to put the time into calibration.It is the level of detail that impresses me with Pioneer from my own experience, and when I am in the market for a new receiver they most certainly will be the top of my list for audition unless miraculously the mortgage gets paid off and I can start looking into the likes of Arcam.


Improving your room acoustics will arguably give you a better result than buying a more expensive amp/receiver.
dush_yant15/08/2019 13:33

Yeah not much use if the sub is broken since these are satellites and as …Yeah not much use if the sub is broken since these are satellites and as such don’t carry much low end sound on their own. Your first upgrade should be buying a subwoofer and your second should be replacing the centre speaker. The rest can stay the same.



Anything in particular I should look out for? It's a mindfield out there!
dush_yant15/08/2019 13:39

Improving your room acoustics will arguably give you a better result than …Improving your room acoustics will arguably give you a better result than buying a more expensive amp/receiver.


Yes and no, regardless of this DAC's differ across receivers hence the difference in sound. Certainly room acoustics/speaker choice can have an effect on any pairing but putting one receiver in place of another in exactly the same room/speaker setup there will be difference as I have already found buying the usual box shifters. But most certainly if I had the disposable income I certainly would test out a more expensive receiver.
powerful_Rogue15/08/2019 13:48

Anything in particular I should look out for? It's a mindfield out there!


If you’re on a tight budget look for a secondhand of the SFX sub you already have - should be £50 or less I would guess. Otherwise Elac Debut from Richersounds seems to be a good deal for a 10” sub under £150.
For centre speaker maybe the Tannoy 7C to keep the same brand all across (just for cosmetic reasons) or the Elac C5 for £79 from AudioVisual Online is pretty good too and will give you crisp clear dialogue from movies, better than any other centre in this price point.
Edited by: "dush_yant" 15th Aug
I have an Onkyo 607 which is near deaths door (OSD no longer works at all so can only use menus that are available on the main display screen on the AVR itself, and sometimes have to power off and on again if starts with display flickering). Anyone know if there are many out there with more than the standard 4 HDMI inputs in the back? My 607 has from memory 4 in the back and one in front, of which I could do with more, though I've just bought an HDMI splitter to install for those less frequently used ones
Midnight.Tboy15/08/2019 14:51

I have an Onkyo 607 which is near deaths door (OSD no longer works at all …I have an Onkyo 607 which is near deaths door (OSD no longer works at all so can only use menus that are available on the main display screen on the AVR itself, and sometimes have to power off and on again if starts with display flickering). Anyone know if there are many out there with more than the standard 4 HDMI inputs in the back? My 607 has from memory 4 in the back and one in front, of which I could do with more, though I've just bought an HDMI splitter to install for those less frequently used ones


Current crop 7.2 channel receivers have 5 or 6 HDMI inputs at the rear, all current Pioneer (5 rear/1 front) and Yamaha (5 only rear) Onkyo (6 Rear/1 Front), Sony (6 Rear), Denon (7 Rear/1 Front)

If it is inputs you are after then take a look at the Denon X2500H.
Arrived and all set up! Lovely bit of kit!
Only downside is the Chromecast built in - Appears it's for audio only. Had to plug my original chromecast back in.
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