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what would you choose

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by thebutcher, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. thebutcher

    thebutcher Auditioning

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    I am trying to figure out the differences between the Pioneer vsx42 elite and the vsx 1022k. I see there is 2 zones on the elite but other than that can anyone shed some light? Is the video quality the same? How about sound quality? Would anyone recommed either of these receivers? This is my first purchase and my budget is around 400$.
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  2. gene c

    gene c Producer

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    The bottom 3 to 4 Elites andthe top 3-4 Pioneers tend to mirror each other. The Elite 60 = the 1122, etc. There won't be much difference. The Elite 42 has a 12 volt trigger, IR Control and the Zone 2 Pre-Outs. The 1022 is listed as having a multi-channel DSD to PCM converter. But Pioneers website often gives conflicting information. But they both weight around 20.44 lbs, have an Anchor Bay video processor and the same audio DSP's (and probably the same Digital to Analog Converters) and so audio and video performance will be the same. The Elites carry a 2 year warranty vs one year for Pioneers. Then there's the orange display on the Elites.
    I used to try and keep up with this stuff but Pioneer's and Elite's got real confusing this year. The 1122 is really a replacement for the 1021, the 1022 replaced the 921, there's no 922, Class D amps in the Pioneer line, etc. Too much for me to keep up with.
     
  3. I think it more depends in what you are looking for in a AVR.



    Just to level the playing field, the Pioneer VSX-42 is not the Elite line from Pioneer.



    There isn't much of a price difference between the two. So that isn't really a decision point.









    It might be easier to list the features to get a better understanding of the functional differences. They are both 7.1 AVR's with 80W per channel. They both have the same video processor for Anchor Bay, but if you are using any analog video devices the 1022 seems to have more support for analog upconversion than the VSX-42. They both support the latest audio codec's for Blu-ray and have the same audio calibration capibilities.



    The warranty is two years for the VSX-42 vs 1yr. for the VSX-1022.



    You also pointed out the other difference in that the VSX-42 supports two zones.



    There seems to be some other minor differences,



    Looking at everything, it seems that the VSX-42 is the better deal. I seriously doubt you would notice any audio difference from either models.











    VSX-1022-K



    VSX-42





    Power



    Power






    Amplifier Design


    Direct Energy


    Amplifier Design


    Direct Energy



    Channels

    7.1

    Channels

    7.1



    Power Output Per Channel(20Hz-20kHz,.08%THD@8ohm)

    80

    Power Output: Watts per Channel

    80 x 7 (20 Hz - 20 kHz)



    Power Output Per Channel (1kHz@8ohm)

    110

    Estimated Power Consumption

    520 Watts



    Power Output Per Channel (1kHz@6ohm)

    140







    Handheld and Internet



    Handheld and Internet






    Made for iPod Certified












    [​IMG]













    AirPlay













    [​IMG]













    Made for iPhone Certified











    [​IMG]











    Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad Certified

    iPod/iPhone/iPad



    Made for iPad Certified











    [​IMG]











    Supported Apple Devices

    4th gen Nano and above / iPhone, 3G, 3GS, 4 / iPad, iPad2



    Supported Apple Devices

    iPad 2, iPad, iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS, 3G / iPod touch 4G, 3G, 2G, 1G / iPod classic / iPod nano 6G, 5G, 4G, 3G

    iControlAV Application

    ControlApp (iPad, iPhone, Android)



    AirPlay











    [​IMG]











    Supplied iPad/iPhone/iPod A/V Cable











    [​IMG]













    Control App











    [​IMG]












    iTunes Movie / TV / Video Playback via cable












    [​IMG]













    Pioneer Air Jam Application

    Yes (AS-BT200 required)

    iTunes Album Art











    [​IMG]













    Supplied iPod/iPhone/iPad A/V Cable

    USB + Composite Video

    YouTube Video Playback via Supplied A/V Cable











    [​IMG]













    Battery Charger

    iPad 2, iPad, iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS, 3G / iPod touch 4G, 3G, 2G, 1G / iPod classic / iPod nano 6G, 5G, 4G, 3G

    Internet Radio

    vTuner



    iTunes Movie / TV / Video Playback











    [​IMG]











    Pandora Radio











    [​IMG]













    YouTube Video Playback via Supplied A/V Cable











    [​IMG]











    DLNA 1.5 Certified

    Yes



    iTunes Album Art











    [​IMG]











    USB Formats

    MP3, WMA, iPod Digital, WAV 192kHz, FLAC 192kHz, JPEG



    DLNA 1.5











    [​IMG]











    Network Audio Formats

    LPCM, WAV 192kHz, MP3, ACC, WMA, FLAC 192kHz



    Pandora

    [​IMG]
















    vTuner Internet Radio









    Decoders & Formats



    Decoders & Formats






    Digital Core DSP Engine


    Texas Instruments Aureus


    Digital Core DSP Engine


    TI Aureus



    DAC

    192kHz / 24-Bit

    iPod Digital Audio











    [​IMG]













    iPod Digital Audio

    [​IMG]










    192K/24-Bit DACs

    Yes



    Music File Playback

    MP3, WMA, AAC, 192kHz / 24-Bit WAV & FLAC via USB and Network

    Dolby True HD











    [​IMG]













    Dolby True HD

    Yes

    Dolby Digital plus

    [​IMG]












    Dolby Digital Plus

    [​IMG]











    Dolby Pro-Logic IIz






    Dolby Pro-Logic IIz



    DTS-HD Master Audio





    DTS-HD Master Audio



    Soundfield Calibration





    HDMI SACD Transfer

    2 Channel


    Phase Control


    Yes



    Soundfield Calibration



    Auto MCACC

    Yes




    Phase Control


    Yes

    EQ Bands

    5



    MCACC

    Auto

    Symmetric EQ

    [​IMG]












    EQ Bands

    5-Band

    MCACC Memory

    1



    Symmetric EQ

    [​IMG]











    Distance Adjustment


    .1 Ft



    MCACC Memory

    1







    Distance Adjustment

    0.1 Feet







    Listening Modes



    Listening Modes






    Auto Surround


    [​IMG]











    Auto Surround


    [​IMG]












    Stream Direct

    Yes (Direct, Pure Direct)

    Auto Level Control

    2 Channel



    Advanced Surround

    9+1 Mode DSP

    Stream Direct

    Direct / Pure Direct



    Front Stage Surround Advance

    Yes

    Advanced Surround

    9 + Headphone Surround



    Headphone Surround











    [​IMG]











    Front Stage Surround Advance

    Yes








    Headphone Surround


    [​IMG]












    Audio Features



    Audio Features






    DSD to PCM Converter


    Multi-Channel


    DSD to PCM Converter


    2 Channel



    Auto Level Control

    2 Channel

    Advanced Sound Retriever

    2 Channel



    Advanced Sound Retriever

    2 Channel

    Sound Retriever AIR











    [​IMG]













    Sound Retriever AIR











    [​IMG]











    Midnight Listening

    [​IMG]












    Midnight Listening

    Loudness





    Loudness


    Tone Control


    2 Channel



    Tone Control

    2 Channel

    Sound Delay (Lip Sync)

    9-Frames



    Sound Delay (Lip Sync)

    Yes (9 Frame)

    Speaker A/B











    [​IMG]













    Speaker A/B

    Yes







    Video Processing



    Video Processing






    3-D Ready


    [​IMG]











    3-D Ready












    [​IMG]













    Audio Return Channel



    Audio Return Channel



    HDMI Standby Through

    Yes with Input Switch / Last Memory

    HDMI 36-bit Deep Color



    HDMI 36-bit Deep Color











    [​IMG]











    HDMI x.v. Color











    [​IMG]













    HDMI x.v. Color











    [​IMG]











    Video Converter to HDMI











    [​IMG]













    Video Processor

    Anchor Bay


    Video Scaler


    Anchor Bay up to 1080p



    Video Converter to HDMI











    [​IMG]

















    HDMI to HDMI Video Scaler

    1080p







    Component Video Scaler

    1080p







    Composite Video Scaler

    1080p







    Pure Cinema I/P Converter











    [​IMG]

















    3D Noise Reduction

    [​IMG]
















    Connectivity



    Connectivity






    HDMI Input / Output


    6 In (Rear) / 1 Out


    HDMI Input / Output


    6 In / 1 Out



    Bluetooth Adapter Port

    Optional AS-BT200

    Bluetooth Adapter Port

    AS-BT200 / Air Jam App



    Component Video Input / Output

    1 In (Assignable)

    Component Video Input / Output

    1 In



    Composite A/V Input / Output

    2 In

    iPhone / iPod

    Front USB / Composite Video



    iPod/ iPhone / iPad

    Yes (USB+V)

    USB Memory Input

    Yes (MP3 / WMA / WAV 192kHz / FLAC 192kHz, JPEG)



    Front USB Memory Input

    1 (Front)


    Ethernet Input












    [​IMG]













    Ethernet Input











    [​IMG]











    Composite A/V Input / Output

    2 In



    Analog Audio Inputs / Output

    3 In / 1 Out

    Analog Audio Inputs / Output

    1 In



    Digital Inputs / Output

    2 In

    Digital Inputs / Output

    2 In



    Pre-Amp Output

    0.1 Ch (SW)

    Pre-Amp Outputs

    .1 (Sub)



    Headphone Output

    [​IMG]










    Headphone Output

    [​IMG]












    Front A/V Inputs

    USB / AV Inputs

    Front A/V Inputs

    USB / Composite Video



    AM/FM Presets

    30 Preset AM / FM Tuner

    AM/FM Presets

    30



    Installation



    Installation






    On-Screen Display


    Network GUI / Set-Up Text - HDMI Only


    On-Screen Display


    GUI with Album Art



    iPod / iPhone / iPad Cable

    Included

    Multi-Room and Source Output

    2 Zone Audio (RCA Only)



    FL Demo Mode (Feature Flashing)











    [​IMG]











    Zone 2 Sources

    BD, DVD, DVR/BDR, Sat/CBL, Game, Video, CD, TV



    Auto Power Down











    [​IMG]











    12 Volt Trigger (Assignable)

    1 (50mA)



    IR Serial Remote In/Out

    1 In / 1 Out

    IR Serial Remote In/Out

    1 In / 1 Out



    FL Dimmer











    [​IMG]












    Multi-Zone On-Screen Display


    No



    Remote

    Learning Remote Control

    Network Firmware Update

    USB (BridgeCo)



    Sleep Timer

    30, 60, 90 min.

    Versatile Speaker Configuration

    Surround Back / Front Height / Speaker B



    Speaker Configuration

    Surround Back/ Front Height / B-Speaker

    FL Dimmer











    [​IMG]

















    Remote

    Preset







    Sleep Timer

    [​IMG]












    Construction



    Construction






    Front Panel


    Brushed


    Front Panel


    Hairline



    Speaker Terminals

    7 Large + 2 Clip

    Large Speaker Terminals

    All



    Warranty



    Warranty






    1 Year


    [​IMG]











    Warranty


    2 Years



    Dimensions



    Dimensions






    Product W x H x D (inches)


    17.13 x 6.6 x 13.48



    W x H x D (inches)



    17.13 x 6.61 x 14.27



    Product Weight

    20.44 lbs.

    Weight

    21.82 lbs
     

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