Pioneer VSX-924-K 7.2 Channel Network AV Receiver £249 @ richersounds (in-store/online) - link in comments
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Pioneer VSX-924-K 7.2 Channel Network AV Receiver £249 @ richersounds (in-store/online) - link in comments

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Found 28th Feb 2015
Ultra HD 4K Upscaling/Pass Through, DSD Playback, Subwoofer EQ, Spotify Connect, Built-in AVNavigator and Bluetooth

7.2 Channel Network AV Receiver with 150 Watts Per Channel Output
Integrated aptX Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Dongle Included for Wireless Transmission
Full Music Streaming including AirPlay, Spotify Connect, DLNA and vTuner Internet Radio
4K Ultra HD (4K/60P) Upscaling and Passthrough with 7 HDMI Inputs and 2 Outputs
SABRE Premier Audio DAC, High Resolution 192 kHz/24-Bit Audio playback via Network or USB

Good to know: a powered zone 2 audio output allows you to watch your favourite film in one room, all the while someone else listens to music in another.

Input Connections
Front:
• 1 x HDMI
• 1 x USB 2.0 (iPod/iPhone Digital Audio, USB drive)
• 1 x MCACC Setup MIC

Rear:
• 6 x HDMI (1 for HDMI/MHL)
• 1 x Ethernet
• 2 x AV Composite
• 1 x Audio (Assignable)
• 1 x Digital Coaxial (Assignable)
• 1 x Digital Optical (Assignable)
• 1 x Component Video(Assignable)
• 1 x IR
• 1 x USB charge port for Wireless LAN Converter

Output Connections
Front:
• 1 x Phones out

Rear:
• 2 x HDMI
• 1 x Monitor Composite
• 1 x IR
• 2 x ZONE Audio Preout
• 2 x Preout Subwoofer
• 9 x Speaker out

Plays
• AM/FM Tuner (63 presets)
• Internet Radio with vTuner
• Spotify Ready
• Apple AirPlay

Via LAN/USB:
• MP3, WAV, AAC, WMA, FLAC, AIFF, DSD, and Apple Lossless
• iPod Digital Transmission****

192 kHz/24-bit audio playback:
WAV, FLAC, and AIFF

Multi-channel audio file playback(**):
WAV, FLAC

Gapless playback:
• MP3, WAV, AAC, FLAC, AIFF, and Apple Lossless(***)

Via HDMI:
• SACD

**** Via USB
(**) Up to 96 kHz/24-bit, 5.0/5.1 channel
(***) Except multi-channel audio streaming

*****In Store/Online price now £279*****

********You can still get if for £249 as a price match with themselves, page 100 latest What Hi-Fi (May 2015 issue) Richer Sounds advert has it for £249, price valid until 9th May 2015.*******
- cicobuff

58 Comments

Original Poster

£249 @ richersounds

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VSX-924-K Overview / Specifications

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Edited by: "stealthx" 8th Mar 2015

Look at onkyo too

LOUGHBORO GUY

Look at onkyo too



Oh, the irony...

I know

I have the 923 and it's okay. I wish I saved a little more and bought a class d amp model.

These are great for connectivity though.

Nice Sofa.....

LOUGHBORO GUY

Look at onkyo too


Which Onkyo model you have in mind?

The onkyo TXSR 333 is great value at £179.95 vip members or the onkyo TXNR 535 at £249

Would this play music through a network off my PC and would all I need to attach be speakers?

I have some powered speakers, would this connect to my computer via USB or optical

These Pioneer VSX-92x receivers sound like crap.

Don't bother, get a budget onkyo instead, they all sound harsh on the high end and the room correction (MACC or whatever the call it at pioneer) is atrociously bad and just accentuates that.

Onkyo SR333 beats the crap out of this.

The bolt on useless gimmicks are rubbish too - iPod type crap, it's not implemented seamlessly enough to be of practical use.


*source - I bought one of these second hand and I'm comparing to an SR608 which you can easily pick up for £150 or less second hand delivered - and an SR333 which sounds thinner but nothing like this Pioneer.

If it's your first receiver you prolly won't notice, at least then when you do upgrade you'll realize the crap you were putting up with.
You don't expect the world at this price point but you expect something reasonably useable and enjoyable.
Have owned Yamaha RX-V cheapo £300 quidder, RX-V1900, Onkyo SR608, Anthem MRX300/XPA-5 combo (current setup)

This is only one that doesn't represent value for money in any way shape or form. You'd better off with an all in one Logitech Z906/5500 for christ sake - minus the switching ability/HDMI of course and that's saying something.

AVOID!
Edited by: "robo989" 28th Feb 2015

robo989

These Pioneer VSX-92x receivers sound like crap.Don't bother, get a … These Pioneer VSX-92x receivers sound like crap.Don't bother, get a budget onkyo instead, they all sound harsh on the high end and the room correction (MACC or whatever the call it at pioneer) is atrociously bad and just accentuates that.Onkyo SR333 beats the crap out of this.The bolt on useless gimmicks are rubbish too - iPod type crap, it's not implemented seamlessly enough to be of practical use.*source - I bought one of these second hand and I'm comparing to an SR608 which you can easily pick up for £150 or less second hand delivered - and an SR333 which sounds thinner but nothing like this Pioneer.If it's your first receiver you prolly won't notice, at least then when you do upgrade you'll realize the crap you were putting up with.You don't expect the world at this price point but you expect something reasonably useable and enjoyable.Have owned Yamaha RX-V cheapo £300 quidder, RX-V1900, Onkyo SR608, Anthem MRX300/XPA-5 combo (current setup)This is only one that doesn't represent value for money in any way shape or form. You'd better off with an all in one Logitech Z906/5500 for christ sake - minus the switching ability/HDMI of course and that's saying something.AVOID!



What's a decent set up? for a reasonable price?

Buy onkyo

what about Denon AVRX2100

LOUGHBORO GUY

Buy onkyo



Never herd of it.

barchelsea

what about Denon AVRX2100



I have the older version (X2000) and pleased with it! Was a debating the X2100 which seems to get good reviews!

robo989

These Pioneer VSX-92x receivers sound like crap.Don't bother, get a … These Pioneer VSX-92x receivers sound like crap.Don't bother, get a budget onkyo instead, they all sound harsh on the high end and the room correction (MACC or whatever the call it at pioneer) is atrociously bad and just accentuates that.Onkyo SR333 beats the crap out of this.The bolt on useless gimmicks are rubbish too - iPod type crap, it's not implemented seamlessly enough to be of practical use.*source - I bought one of these second hand and I'm comparing to an SR608 which you can easily pick up for £150 or less second hand delivered - and an SR333 which sounds thinner but nothing like this Pioneer.If it's your first receiver you prolly won't notice, at least then when you do upgrade you'll realize the crap you were putting up with.You don't expect the world at this price point but you expect something reasonably useable and enjoyable.Have owned Yamaha RX-V cheapo £300 quidder, RX-V1900, Onkyo SR608, Anthem MRX300/XPA-5 combo (current setup)This is only one that doesn't represent value for money in any way shape or form. You'd better off with an all in one Logitech Z906/5500 for christ sake - minus the switching ability/HDMI of course and that's saying something.AVOID!



You have the ears of a bat.

LOUGHBORO GUY

Buy onkyo


Do you work for or sell Onkyo by any chance?

Jonnyblock

You have the ears of a bat.



Look like a butterfly sting like a bee

Thermal Rider

Do you work for or sell Onkyo by any chance?


yes I'm uk manager director used to work for sony

im looking to build my first setup. what difference does this make to just plugging speakers directly into the tv? Sorry if its a stupid question!

nick6027

im looking to build my first setup. what difference does this make to … im looking to build my first setup. what difference does this make to just plugging speakers directly into the tv? Sorry if its a stupid question!



You're TV surely doesn't have audio connections for speakers......

Hi, a few questions for those audiophiles out there for a starter (i.e. me :D).

- This amp of the Denon 3312?
- Can HDMI inputs be outputted simultaneously? i.e. Sky box to the living room and the bedroom at the same time, going through the amp.
- Does this come with any guarantee/warranty?

Many thanks in advance!
P

pavanpaw77

Hi, a few questions for those audiophiles out there for a starter (i.e. … Hi, a few questions for those audiophiles out there for a starter (i.e. me :D).- This amp of the Denon 3312?- Can HDMI inputs be outputted simultaneously? i.e. Sky box to the living room and the bedroom at the same time, going through the amp.- Does this come with any guarantee/warranty?Many thanks in advance!P


If your looking for help its probably best if you don't accuse someone of being an audiophile first.

It's a compliment! He didn't say Pedophile! (_;)

pavanpaw77

Hi, a few questions for those audiophiles out there for a starter (i.e. … Hi, a few questions for those audiophiles out there for a starter (i.e. me :D).- This amp of the Denon 3312?- Can HDMI inputs be outputted simultaneously? i.e. Sky box to the living room and the bedroom at the same time, going through the amp.- Does this come with any guarantee/warranty?Many thanks in advance!P



try the manufacturers webpage --> pioneer.eu/uk/…tml, or better still, the manual --> docs.pioneer.eu/Man…al/



Do you mean use one HDMI to both outputs, eg. Sky box in HDMI 1 output to both TVs, or use two different inputs, eg. HDMI 1 (Sky box) to TV in living room, HDMI 4 (PS4) to bedroom? First option I would say almost certainly yes, second option I have no idea, interesting idea though.

Yes it will come with a standard UK warranty as minimum.

pavanpaw77

(trim)- Can HDMI inputs be outputted simultaneously? i.e. Sky box to the … (trim)- Can HDMI inputs be outputted simultaneously? i.e. Sky box to the living room and the bedroom at the same time, going through the amp.- Does this come with any guarantee/warranty?Many thanks in advance!P

nick6027

im looking to build my first setup. what difference does this make to … im looking to build my first setup. what difference does this make to just plugging speakers directly into the tv? Sorry if its a stupid question!



Some do, not many though.

As for what difference it will make, a lot. Even TVs that have proper speaker outputs only have a small amp, maybe 10W per channel, if you are lucky maybe 25W, but even then the quality of the amp is compromised quite a bit to fit in the casing around the TV workings. The bass is usually the easiest to detect it on, in action films you would hear a massive difference. A dedicated amp with a reasonable power output from a known brand will always produce clearer sound even to a non-audiophile.

LOUGHBORO GUY

yes I'm uk manager director used to work for sony



LMAO

robo989

LMAO



lol I agree, Loughboro you have done yourself credit here. Brilliant!!

For anyone out of the loop simply smile and wave boys, smile and wave... its a 'well documented' long story, where the moment passed long long ago.

Edited by: "jcrider" 2nd Mar 2015

Glad you liked it !

Forum comment of the last 7 days for me
Edited by: "jcrider" 2nd Mar 2015

jcrider

lol I agree, Loughboro you have done yourself credit here. Brilliant!! … lol I agree, Loughboro you have done yourself credit here. Brilliant!! :)For anyone out of the loop simply smile and wave boys, smile and wave... its a 'well documented' long story, where the moment passed long long ago.



It's a shame most people don't know

Come on, spill the beans.

robo989

These Pioneer VSX-92x receivers sound like crap.Don't bother, get a … These Pioneer VSX-92x receivers sound like crap.Don't bother, get a budget onkyo instead, they all sound harsh on the high end and the room correction (MACC or whatever the call it at pioneer) is atrociously bad and just accentuates that.Onkyo SR333 beats the crap out of this.The bolt on useless gimmicks are rubbish too - iPod type crap, it's not implemented seamlessly enough to be of practical use.*source - I bought one of these second hand and I'm comparing to an SR608 which you can easily pick up for £150 or less second hand delivered - and an SR333 which sounds thinner but nothing like this Pioneer.If it's your first receiver you prolly won't notice, at least then when you do upgrade you'll realize the crap you were putting up with.You don't expect the world at this price point but you expect something reasonably useable and enjoyable.Have owned Yamaha RX-V cheapo £300 quidder, RX-V1900, Onkyo SR608, Anthem MRX300/XPA-5 combo (current setup)This is only one that doesn't represent value for money in any way shape or form. You'd better off with an all in one Logitech Z906/5500 for christ sake - minus the switching ability/HDMI of course and that's saying something.AVOID!


How about second hand nr609? How does it compare to the more recent models?

what about Sony?

please don't burn me, I'm a newb to av, I just read a review somewhere that highly rated one.

feel gutted, I bought this 2 weeks ago for £279. I've plugged in my LG speakers sub-woofer and it sounds outstanding.
Those who are looking to buy may want to know it has active woofer connection that means your woofer will need own amplifier.

dvdphile

It's a compliment! He didn't say Pedophile! (_;)


You philes always defend each other!

@capend - oh dear! honestly; meant it as a joke

@sneakyduck - that was the first thing that I looked at but couldn't work it out. Saw something about HDMI zone etc. but couldn't say for sure what it was telling me. Was therefore hoping that somebody who may have used the amp could answer my question

@nige182 - I guess I am interested in the answers to both your suggestions... Essentially I would like all of my HDMI devices connect to the amp in the living room. From there, I would like 1 output connected to the living room TV and the other output connected to the bedroom TV (1 wall between the living room and the bedroom so HDMI cables have already been routed through). The first question would therefore be can I output the same source i.e. Sky box, to both rooms simultaneously. The second question as you noted is whether I can output Sky to the living room and Apple TV to the bedroom?

At first I was going to split each of the HDMI device outputs using a HDMI splitter, but then I came across these sort of amps. Not sure if anybody with experience has any insight.

Thanks

Sorry this is probably a stupid question but I need some advice on a decent setup

What I'd like to do is have a speaker system in one room with the tv, PlayStation, Sky box Etc ... But also be able to feed of these signals to another room's so we could play on the PlayStation in the other room or watch sky Etc...

But also what if I was to now throw in a projector setup

What would I need to get this all to work?

I presume I'd need a box with x hdmi ports in it to feed all these signals into it (ie tv, PlayStation, Sky box Etc...

Then I'd need it too also have 3 hdmi outputs? 1 for room 1, another for room 2 and finally another for the projector?

All of them then would be connected to the sound system???

Any help would be Much appreciated, if you could also give me ideas about cabling, which amp to get, speakers Etc... Anything, thanks

pavanpaw77

I guess I am interested in the answers to both your suggestions... … I guess I am interested in the answers to both your suggestions... Essentially I would like all of my HDMI devices connect to the amp in the living room. From there, I would like 1 output connected to the living room TV and the other output connected to the bedroom TV (1 wall between the living room and the bedroom so HDMI cables have already been routed through). The first question would therefore be can I output the same source i.e. Sky box, to both rooms simultaneously. The second question as you noted is whether I can output Sky to the living room and Apple TV to the bedroom?At first I was going to split each of the HDMI device outputs using a HDMI splitter, but then I came across these sort of amps. Not sure if anybody with experience has any insight.Thanks



I am interested in the different output questions too, but I'll take the question one further to someone in the know:

Since this is a 7.2 amp with additional 2 speaker connection for zone 2, would it be able to do say 7.1 surround in living room with video HDMI output 1 and 2.1 sound to second room with video HDMI output 2 and have both on the same or different sources? Thinking run second output to kitchen and allow me to watch the same or indeed different source while cooking to whatever is being played in living room (as kitchen is my next room over) and have full selection of living room entertainment.
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