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Pioneer VSX-921 7.1-channel AV receiver with AirPlay

Pioneer VSX-921 AV receiver

 

One of two initial Pioneer AV receivers to receive AirPlay functionality is the VSX-921 HDMI 3D AV receiver with HD Audio and several other interesting functionalities.

Pioneer VSX-921 AV receiver

Overview

The VSX-921 shares many of the same features and technology as its slightly more  feature packed sibling, the VSX-1021, but the base is the same.

The Pioneer VSX-921 features the latest technology from Pioneer, including the Made for iPod, iPhone, iPad trademark, HD Audio, 3D ready and upscaling to 1080p video, and DLNA and internet radio support on top of the AirPlay streaming ability. To start taking advantage of these streaming and network opportunities simply connect an ethernet cable to the VSX-921 and your router and off you go.

It has the same 150W power output per channel as its sibling, but it has two HDMI inputs less, which depending on the amount of systems you want to connect can be either a good or bad thing. Other than that it features pretty much the same sound and audio features.

Just like the VSX-1021 it is app enhanced for use with iPad/iPhone through a remote control app called iControlAV2, and Air Jam which is a bluetooth based social app (system has bluetooth adapter port).

Price information

The Pioneer VSX-921 AV receiver with AirPlay is available from amongst other the following UK retailers:


Pioneer VSX-921 AirPlay AV Receiver
£299.00
Pioneer 7.1 Channel HDMI 3D AV, VSX-921-K

See more AirPlay speakers and AirPlay AV-receivers here.

Summary key features

  • 7.1-channel with 150W Output power per channel
  • 4 x HDMI with 1080p upscaling (1 HDMI output)
  • 5 x composite
  • 2 x USB host
  • 1 x iPod/iPhone digital via USB
  • Bluetooth adapter port
  • Ethernet connection (wireless LAN optional)
  • Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio
  • DLNA cerified
  • Apple AirPlay
  • Internet radio
  • 3D ready

* This is not a hands-on review as we have not had a chance to test this unit yet. Information in this post as based on publicly available information about the system.

[source: Pioneer EU]

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