Pioneer VSX-series A/V receivers for 2012

Still looking for an affordable A/V receiver to play nice with your Apple AirPlay toys? You may find it among Pioneer’s new lineup for 2012. Building on last years offerings (which included the impressive VSX-1021-K), Pioneer has introduced three new 3D-ready AirPlay-enabled receivers: the VSX-822-K, VSX-1022-K, and VSX-1122-K.

All three offer network streaming via Ethernet, built in AirPlay and DLNA support, and Bluetooth streaming (with the optional AS-BT200 $99 Bluetooth add on). Six HDMI inputs offer considerable connectivity, and the free remote app provides a bit of extra customizability and control from your i-device.

So how much is enough? Well, if all you need is 5.1 sound (and for many, that does the job just fine) the VSX-822-K ($379) looks like a solid place to start. The VSX-1022-K ($449) livens things up a bit with 7.1 channels and 1080p video processing, and for those who simply can’t make do with just one sub out, there’s the flagship VSX-1122-K ($599), which adds 7.2 processing and second-zone functionality.

Pioneer’s 2012 VSX-series A/V receivers are available now.


For more info, visit Pioneer.

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4 Responses to “Pioneer VSX-series A/V receivers for 2012”

  1. Brammer 02. May, 2012 at 10:43 am #

    Has the Airplay sync issue (as described in: been solved for the 2012 lineup? This issue takes the thrills out of Airplay, and it sucks that Pioneer has not addressed it accordingly.

  2. Curtis Butler 02. Jul, 2012 at 4:41 pm #

    I would like air play speakers also that will serve as surround sound!

  3. Christian 02. Aug, 2012 at 12:24 pm #

    I’m interested in what Brammer asked. I already gut an 921, and would upgrade to an 1022, if this issue was fixed 🙁

  4. atma 03. Aug, 2012 at 6:33 pm #

    Can I add as many speakers as I want to this thing? Even speakers on other rooms?

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