Which would YOU choose, and why??

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  1. Kirk_T

    Kirk_T Agent

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    Now that the new Pioneer 915 and 1015 models are out the pricing of the older 914 and 1014 models are down.

    I'm going nuts trying to decide which to invest in. (and I've narrowed it down to 1 manufacturer) Hopefully YOUR input will help.

    Which of these receivers would you choose for the price and why??

    Pioneer VSX-1015TX $400.
    Pioneer VSX-1014TX-K $320.
    Pioneer VSX-915-K $310.
    Pioneer VSX-D914-k $250.

    I do not need the full 7.1 channel surround. I am running 5.1 currently and may be adding a 6th channel down the road. At these prices I would probably upgrade if/when I were to ever move to 7.1 surround.

    Thanks in advance,

    Kirk
     
  2. Thomas_A

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    I have used some of the pioneer models that were not in the Elite status...and it was ok. Little more trouble to set up then Yamaha...but the remote was functional at most. only thing i hated...was 1 month out of warranty...yup 13th month i had it...the right channel's volume is cut in half . works...but is cut in half..meaning trouble. Though it was 299 and ya get what ya pay for...I learned my lesson. never been a big pio fan to begin with.
     
  3. Kirk_T

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    Well....Looks as though nobody would choose any.

    Or....Everyone is as undecided as I am.

    I understand this is a tough choice but would appreciate any input please.

    Thanks,

    Kirk
     
  4. JimMIT

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    I'd go with the VSX-1015TX. It's not that much more money and you'll end up with the latest, most up-to-date model with virtually all of the latest gizmos.
     
  5. Stephen Hopkins

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    I think the decision should come down to the 1014TX and the 1015TX. There's a big step up in amplification technology and true power output and the price difference is pretty minimal for the step up you're taking. Now deciding between the 1014TX and 1015TX is really a matter of your component video switching needs. If you need three inputs then go w/ the 1015TX. If you can live with two then save the $80 and go w/ the 1014TX.

    Hope this helps. [​IMG]
     
  6. Kirk_T

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    Thanks Jim & Stephen,

    Just the kinds of thoughts I'm looking for.

    I agree with both of you!! Thats my problem...lol...[​IMG]

    There really isn't a heck of alot of difference between the 1014 and 1015. But then again, $80 isn't alot of money either.

    I heard the 1015 had dual or 2 processors?? Is that important? Would it make a difference? Anyone know that?

    I like the fact that the 915 is 7.1 and also has the EQ like the 1015.

    More thoughts from you experts out there please.

    Thanks Again,

    Kirk
     
  7. eddieZEN

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    Kirk,

    Why not chance it on the Panasonic sa-xr55, due out in a week or so? $250 preordered at jandr.com, have read lots of rave reviews about these pure digital Pannys on this and other audio forums.
     
  8. James Phung

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    If I didn't have the 1014 right now, I'd definitely get the 1015. The 1014 is quite popular in the under $500 receiver category thanks to it's power and features. The 1014/1015 really is a big step up from the other pioneer receivers below it. The 1014 is identical to the Elite 52tx (cept for 2nd zone multisource, extended warranty, and gloss finish). The 1015 is the 1014 (one processor) with extra component input (at 100mhz bandwidth) and thx select2. You're not going to find many receivers with the power and features of the 1014/1015 at it's price.
     
  9. John S

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    1015

    Current product, more features than all but the meanest, hottest, latest Pre-Pros. A ton of decent amps to play with.

    Extensive video swithcing built in. ect..ect..ect...
     

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