Pioneer Corporation VSX-1018AH-K A/V Receiver

DTS HD, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS Neo:6, Windows Media Audio 9 Professional, Neural SurroundXM - MPN: VSX1018AHK
Product Details
Summary
Product Title Pioneer Corporation VSX-1018AH-K A/V Receiver
Manufacturer Pioneer Corporation
Power Score 4.5 | 5 Reviews
Expert Reviews
Pioneer VSX-1018AH-K 7.1 Channel Home Theater Receiver
4.5 Star Review  about.com - Dec 31, 1969

The Pioneer VSX-1018AH-K 7.1 Channel Home Theater Receiver brings high-end audio and video performance, as well as flexibility, down to an extremely affordable price. This receiver delivers a strong, sustained, power output, and features Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD audio processing. This receiver also has 3 HDMI inputs, and up to 1080p video upscaling. Extra bonuses include iPOD connectivity via USB port, and both Sirius Satellite/XM Radio Compatibility. To find out more, check out my review.

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Pioneer VSX-1018AH-K
3.5 Star Review  cnet.com - Jan 29, 2009

THE GOOD: Three HDMI inputs; onboard Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding; Sirius and XM-ready; upconverts analog signals to 1080p over HDMI output with decent quality; automatic speaker calibration; control iPod onscreen using USB port. THE BAD: Competition offers more HDMI inputs for less money; cluttered remote; old-fashioned text-only onscreen user interface. THE BOTTOM LINE: The Pioneer VSX-1018AHs solid sound and generous feature package make it a great value in the midrange AV receiver class.

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Pioneer VSX-1018AH-K
4 Star Review  productwiki.com - Aug 9, 2009

The Pioneer VSX-1018AH-K (previously known as the VSX-1018TXH-K) is a new 7.1 a/v receiver released in June 2008 with an MSRP of $600. It features 130 Watts / channel of power and 3 x HDMI inputs. It can decode high-definition audio formats including Dolby TrueHD and dts HD-MA. The VSX-1018AH-K features what Pioneer calls an Advanced Direct Energy power amplifier, which they claim high power output, wide frequency response for the new HD audio formats, and superior heat management. It also features Pioneer Hybrid Amplifier Technology (P.H.A.T.) power module found in VSX-518-K, VSX-818V-K, VSX-918V-K receivers, that Pioneer also claims improves audio performance. Features Direct Energy Amplifier 110 watts x 7 amplification (8 Ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz continuous power) Pure Direct mode Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration w/ microphone Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio Video Conversion to HDMI 1080p HDMI ... PROS: (1) 7.1 channel pre-outs (2) Video upconversion to 1080p (3) Front panel USB port for connecting mp3 player (4) 110 Watts of continuous power output (NOT 130 W) (5) Auto setup by microphone. Auto set the speaker timings and volumes, that really improves the sound. Better placement, more dept. Deeper basses. ... CONS: (1) No switched AC outlet (2) Only 96KHz/24bit audio over HDMI. (see manual, bottom of pg 33)

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User Reviews
Pioneer VSX-1018AH-K Receiver
5 Star Review   By member samdog1954 - Dec 21, 2008   

Strengths: Great sound. Easy set-up.

Weakness: None so far.

A fantastic receiver for the money. I set it up as a home theater system for a Samsung 58 Plasma TV with Infinity 1200 speakers. we have a very large den & the system sounds great & video features are a plus. Purchased all from Newegg, a great place to buy!

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5 Star Review   6th Ave Electronics   

Strengths: Sound quality, feature set, bang for the buck

Weakness: On-screen menu a little antiquated looking, remote is not the most user friendly

Excellent all around receiver. I have my PS3, HD-DVD, HD cable box and XBOX 360 all plugged into the device with just 1 HDMI running to my 56' LCD. Audio quality is terrific, especially when watching Blu-rays and HD-DVDs with the new TrueHD and dts-HD encoded audio tracks. 2 thumbs up on this one.

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Product Details
Summary
Product Title Pioneer Corporation VSX-1018AH-K A/V Receiver
Manufacturer Pioneer Corporation
Power Score 4.5 | 5 Reviews
Expert Reviews
Pioneer VSX-1018AH-K 7.1 Channel Home Theater Receiver
4.5 Star Review  about.com - Dec 31, 1969

The Pioneer VSX-1018AH-K 7.1 Channel Home Theater Receiver brings high-end audio and video performance, as well as flexibility, down to an extremely affordable price. This receiver delivers a strong, sustained, power output, and features Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD audio processing. This receiver also has 3 HDMI inputs, and up to 1080p video upscaling. Extra bonuses include iPOD connectivity via USB port, and both Sirius Satellite/XM Radio Compatibility. To find out more, check out my review.

Read the full review »

Pioneer VSX-1018AH-K
3.5 Star Review  cnet.com - Jan 29, 2009

THE GOOD: Three HDMI inputs; onboard Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding; Sirius and XM-ready; upconverts analog signals to 1080p over HDMI output with decent quality; automatic speaker calibration; control iPod onscreen using USB port. THE BAD: Competition offers more HDMI inputs for less money; cluttered remote; old-fashioned text-only onscreen user interface. THE BOTTOM LINE: The Pioneer VSX-1018AHs solid sound and generous feature package make it a great value in the midrange AV receiver class.

Read the full review »

Pioneer VSX-1018AH-K
4 Star Review  productwiki.com - Aug 9, 2009

The Pioneer VSX-1018AH-K (previously known as the VSX-1018TXH-K) is a new 7.1 a/v receiver released in June 2008 with an MSRP of $600. It features 130 Watts / channel of power and 3 x HDMI inputs. It can decode high-definition audio formats including Dolby TrueHD and dts HD-MA. The VSX-1018AH-K features what Pioneer calls an Advanced Direct Energy power amplifier, which they claim high power output, wide frequency response for the new HD audio formats, and superior heat management. It also features Pioneer Hybrid Amplifier Technology (P.H.A.T.) power module found in VSX-518-K, VSX-818V-K, VSX-918V-K receivers, that Pioneer also claims improves audio performance. Features Direct Energy Amplifier 110 watts x 7 amplification (8 Ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz continuous power) Pure Direct mode Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration w/ microphone Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio Video Conversion to HDMI 1080p HDMI ... PROS: (1) 7.1 channel pre-outs (2) Video upconversion to 1080p (3) Front panel USB port for connecting mp3 player (4) 110 Watts of continuous power output (NOT 130 W) (5) Auto setup by microphone. Auto set the speaker timings and volumes, that really improves the sound. Better placement, more dept. Deeper basses. ... CONS: (1) No switched AC outlet (2) Only 96KHz/24bit audio over HDMI. (see manual, bottom of pg 33)

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User Reviews
Pioneer VSX-1018AH-K Receiver
5 Star Review   By member samdog1954 - Dec 21, 2008   

Strengths: Great sound. Easy set-up.

Weakness: None so far.

A fantastic receiver for the money. I set it up as a home theater system for a Samsung 58 Plasma TV with Infinity 1200 speakers. we have a very large den & the system sounds great & video features are a plus. Purchased all from Newegg, a great place to buy!

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Don't think twice
5 Star Review   6th Ave Electronics   

Strengths: Sound quality, feature set, bang for the buck

Weakness: On-screen menu a little antiquated looking, remote is not the most user friendly

Excellent all around receiver. I have my PS3, HD-DVD, HD cable box and XBOX 360 all plugged into the device with just 1 HDMI running to my 56' LCD. Audio quality is terrific, especially when watching Blu-rays and HD-DVDs with the new TrueHD and dts-HD encoded audio tracks. 2 thumbs up on this one.

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