Pioneer VSX-S500 reviews

3 customer reviews

This receiver is a good all rounder.

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8.0 out of 10 based on 3 reviews.
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Ali, Luton Gadget Enthusiast

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
- Brilliant HD Sound Reproduction
- Fantastic Slim-line design
- Excellent compatibility with my old Denon speakers and Active sub woofer
- Superb connectivity options for multiple devices (e.g. PS3, Laptop, Sky+ box)
- Looks brill next to other devices because of slim-line design

What can I say, overall, an exceptional piece of kit.
Bad points:
- Very expensive
- A bit slow with networking functions like radio etc. but if you really want that sort of stuff, buy a dedicated device (I bought this for the sound and slim-line design, after all).
Overall rating 9.0
Design 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Jan 2013

Adriaan, Mollymook Nothing

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Good featured AV Receiver for a slimline with a fair sound quality and good build quality
Bad points:
Very slow to respond to some remote commands.
Menu system interface is poor
Manual doesn't explain all the remote functions and is a little convoluted to follow
Overall rating 7.0
Features 6.0
Sound quality 7.0
Design 5.0
Power 6.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Jan 2013

Product Features

Connections HDMI
Connections Ethernet
Connections Bluetooth
Remote control Yes
Height in cm 8.5
Width in cm 43.5
Depth in cm 31.5
Weight (kg) 4.2

Also known as: PIONEER VSXS500, Pioneer VSXS500K


Manufacturer's Description

Slim 5.1 Channel HDMI 3D AV Receiver with HD Audio, MCACC and iPod/iPhone Digital Direct

So many features in such a slim device.

Just 85 mm high and 317 mm deep, Pioneer Slim Receivers are designed to fit in any popular TV or home cinema rack. And with the “Sound Wing” mode, they are the ideal companion for Sound Wing speakers for 360° surround with just 1 or 2 speakers.

Plug in your iPod or iPhone, and it becomes one with the receiver. Or insert a USB device to play PC files. And when you connect to your internet via LAN, you can enjoy internet radio and automatic firmware updates.

The slim VSX-S500 brings you the HD home cinema, with the option to intelligently adjust the sound according to the position of your speakers using MCACC. This way, you’ll always be in the sweet spot for perfect audio when watching a film or gaming.

An AM/FM tuner is built-in.

It has 4 x HDMI inputs.

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