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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Mark__T, Jul 18, 2002.
What is the groups opinion of the Pioneer VSX-D711? It is for an entry
level system of around $1000
Mark, I have the 811S and it is a very good budget receiver. What speakers are you planning to use with it?
Pioneer VSX-D711 receiver $299
Harmon Cardon HKTS5 speakers $399
Panasonic P.S. RP6 DVD player $179
I bought the VSX-D711, mostly because it was all I needed, and still gave me options for the future. I don't have room for a 6.1, or 7.1 speaker setup, not to mention the equipment. My personal opinion, being my first foray into 5.1, is that the VSX-D711 is a great receiver. Once you get it implemented and learn all its features, it is packed to the gills. The 811, gives you pre-outs and a 6.1 setup. Some say it can be found online for the same price as the retail 711, so if you need more, or can find it, get the 811, otherwise the 711 is a very good reciever.
I have mine hooked up:
Main Head Unit : Pioneer VSX-D711 DD, DTS 100X5
Sub amp : Pioneer SX-203 stereo reciever 100X2
DVD : Phillips DVD 711 DD, DTS
VCR : Sony SLV-N71
CD : Pioneer PD-M423 6 cd cassette
Tape : Sony TC-W365 Dual Deck
EQ : Technics SH-GE50 12 band graphic
TV : Phillips TS2746C NTSC only
Speakers : Technics matching 5.0 setup (first upgrade)
Sub : Cerwin Vega SW-12B 12" ported dual VC, passive sub (powered by stereo reciever)
This is a humble first time setup using older stereo equipment which will one day be upgraded, but for the time being, I am 100% completely satisfied with everything. Movies and music have never been better!
I'm an 811 owner as well, and would recommend spending the little bit extra to get the 811 over the 711. Not that the 711 is bad by any means, but for a little extra cash, you can have a very feature packed receiver with the 811.
You can do a side by side comparison on Crutchfield.com to see what features are included with both and see if the extra $50(+-) is worth it to you.