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Pioneer VSX-1021-K 7.1-Channel A/V Receiver

  • 7.1 channel 90W/channel
  • 5 HDMI/3D passthrough
  • Dolby True HD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro-Logic Iiz, DTS-HD Master Audio
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The receiver that's ready for tomorrow is here today. Introducing the Pioneer 7.1-Channel VSX-1021-K AV Receiver, the answer to a home theater enthusiast's prayers. Delivering remarkable performance in an elegant package, it's a receiver designed with advanced technology that performs exquisitely in the moment, while at the same time never taking its eyes off the future. Besides 7.1 surround sound in HD and a digital connection with your iPod, iPhone or iPad without dock, you get easy-to-operate worldwide internet radio (vTuner) and network streaming via DLNA or Apple Airplay when you connect via LAN (adapter for wireless LAN available). The VSX-1021-K is also compatible with the advanced remote control app iControlAV2 and Air Jam, a Bluetooth-based social app.

Five 3D-ready HDMI inputs take care of high-def content, such as lossless audio from Dolby or DTS, and 1080p video scaling. A front USB port lets you connect your portable media player to display a slideshow of JPEG photos on your HDTV, or play music files with album art support. Pioneer's interactive AVNavigator walks you through speaker set-up, MCACC room calibration, sound optimization, firmware updates and more using your networked PC, while a full-color user interface on your connected TV lets you navigate your content with ease. This is one truly well-rounded AV receiver.

  • newegg Stream with AirPlay With AirPlay you can stream music from iTunes to the VSX-1021-K and play it through your home theater system. Simply connect the receiver to your home network via Ethernet or Pioneer's optional wireless adapter (AS-WL300) and it instantly becomes the hub for playback of your iTunes music from your connected Apple device or networked computer. You can even use the receiver to view metadata including song title, artist as well as album art on a connected display.
  • newegg Digital Direct connection with your iPod, iPhone or iPad Thanks to Apple compatibility for iPod, iPhone, and now iPad, most generations of Apple portable devices are easily connected with the included USB/video cable - so there's no need to buy a separate dock to access all your music, videos, streaming content, and photos stored on your Apple portable devices.
  • newegg iControlAV2 Communicating with the VSX-1021-K wirelessly through your home network, Pioneer's free app turns your iPhone, iPod touch and now your iPad into a powerful remote control for your receiver. The all new iControlAV2 app is fully redesigned and incorporates everything from basic volume and input selection to advanced features like EQ adjustments and Internet Radio control. iControlAV2 for iPad includes enhanced features like vertical and horizontal orientation, intuitive control of music from networked PCs as well as internet radio control, and a super-cool finger EQ adjust screen; simply draw the EQ curve to your desired sound preference.
  • newegg Air Jam Pioneer's exclusive Air Jam application is revolutionizing the way you share your music. Used in conjunction with the VSX-1021-K receiver (optional AS-BT200 Bluetooth adapter required), up to 4 Apple devices can be paired via Bluetooth to share music and create playlists. Once connected wirelessly, you can choose songs from your device to add to a group playlist to play back on the VSX-1021-K. You can view the playlist on each device – a great way to share and discover tunes.
  • newegg Connect to your PC Music Files or Internet Radio The VSX-1021-K's networking ability opens up an entirely new world of possibilities. A rear panel Ethernet port allows full integration into your home network. With DLNA 1.5 certification, a whole new level of entertainment options is at your fingertips. Stream your MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, or even FLAC music files from your PC, laptop or smartphone to your home theater system. The Pioneer VSX-1021-K receiver also supports Internet Radio with vTuner, so you can enjoy 1000's of internet radio stations from around the world.
  • newegg Ultimate Sound Control Besides the support for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio high-definition audio formats, Pioneer also includes all of the Dolby and DTS surround formats best suited for the wide variety of entertainment sources, including the newest Dolby Pro Logic IIz height channel. Pioneer's exclusive Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration system (MCACC) provides a near studio-quality, multi-channel listening experience customized specifically to your listening environment - just sit back and let MCACC do the work. Even compressed audio such as WMA, MP3 and AAC is enhanced with another Pioneer exclusive, Advanced Sound Retriever, by filling in areas where minute details were left out during the compression process.

Learn more about the Pioneer VSX-1021-K




Power Output
Power Output Per Channel (20Hz-20kHz,.08%THD@8ohm): 90W

Power Output Per Channel (1kHz@8ohm): 110W

Power Output Per Channel (1kHz@6ohm): 130W
iPod Digital Audio

Dolby True HD

Dolby Digital Plus

Dolby Pro-Logic Iiz

DTS-HD Master Audio

192kHz / 24-Bit (WAV, LPCM via Ethernet)

96kHz / 24-Bit (FLAC via Ethernet)

Neural THX Surround
D/A Converter
Audio D/A Conversion: 192K/24-Bit
Video Upconversion
DSD to PCM Converter: Multi- Channel

PQLS Jitter Reduction: Bit Stream

Auto Level Control: Multi- Channel

Apple Lossless Playback: Yes

Dialog Enhancement: Yes

Advanced Sound Retriever: Multi- Channel / Auto

Auto Sound Retriever: Yes

Sound Retriever AIR: Yes

Digital Noise Reduction: Yes

Tone Control: 2 Channel

Sound Delay (Lip Sync): Yes (10 Frames)

Speaker A/B: Versatile Speaker Configuration

Bi-Amp: Yes (Front Channel)
3-D Ready: Yes

Audio Return Channel: Yes

HDMI Standby Through: Yes

HDMI 36-bit Deep Color: Yes

HDMI x.v. Color: Yes

Video Processor: Anchor Bay

Video Converter to HDMI: Yes

HDMI to HDMI Video Scaler: 1080p

Component Video Scaler: 1080p

Composite Video Scaler: 1080p

Pure Cinema I/P Converter: Yes

Advanced Video Adjustment: Standard Definition Sources Detail, Sharpness, Brightness, Contrast, Hue, Chroma, YNR, Black Level

3D Noise Reduction: Yes


FM/AM Tuner
63 Preset AM / FM Tunner
Satellite Radio Ready
Internet Radio Ready


5 In / 1 Out
Component Video
2 In
Headphone Jack
Pre-Amp Out
Single Sub
USB Port
2 (Front 1, Rear 1 for Wireless LAN)
Network Ready
Optional AS-BT200 or AS-BT100
iPod Compatibility
5th gen. Nano and Above
1 In / 1 Out
Other Connectors
Composite A/V Input / Output: 5 In (Front 1, Rear 4) / 1 out

Analog Audio Inputs / Output: 3 In / 1 Out

Digital Inputs / Output: 4 In

Large Speaker Terminals: 9


Remote Control
Learning Remote Control
On Screen Display
Other Specifications
Supported Apple Devices: 5th gen. Nano and Above / iPhone, 3G, 3GS, 4, iPad

Digital Core DSP Engine: Texas Instruments Aureus

HDMI SACD Transfer: Multi-Channel

EQ Bands: 9-Band

MCACC Memory: 6

Distance Adjustment: 0.5"

DSD to PCM Converter: Multi- Channel

PQLS Jitter Reduction: Bit Stream

Multi-Room and Source Output: 2 Zone A/V

Multi-Zone On-Screen Display: Zone 2 Text

Sleep Timer: 30, 60, 90 min.

Speaker Configuration: Surround Back/ Front Height/ Front Wide/ Front Bi-Amp/ Zone 2/ B-Speaker


Direct Energy Design

Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad Certified

iTunes Movie / TV / Video Playback

YouTube Video Playback

Android Audio Playback via USB

Advanced Auto MCACC

Auto Subwoofer Crossover

Dimensions & Weight

17.16" x 6.6" x 14.27" (W x H x D)
22 lbs.

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

Customer Reviews of the Pioneer VSX-1021-K

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  • XUN Z.
  • 7/10/2014 11:59:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsbroken after warranty

Pros: good looking and great sound

Cons: broken just after warranty. there is a FL OFF blink. Turn off 5 seconds later after I turn it on. Some online post says it was caused by amp transistor, however mine didn't. same error even after I disconnected amp board.

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  • Brenda N.
  • 3/16/2014 8:06:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDo your Homework before you buy.

Pros: Its got very good Volume, not to bad looking.

Cons: Not easy to work. Expensive to blue tooth and breaks right after warranty.

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  • TERRY P.
  • 7/29/2013 9:07:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBroke after 18 months

Pros: This was a great receiver while it lasted.

Cons: The processor went bad 6 months after the warranty ended. It will output sub-woofer sound thru the pre-out and it will output the sound for the calibration but it will not output any other sound from any kind of source input. Too bad because I used to like pioneer

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  • Paul B.
  • 5/24/2013 1:37:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot such a great deal

Pros: HDMI connectors for most devices. Remote can be programmed for most devices. Low price (under $300.00).

Cons: HDMI connectors faulty.

Other Thoughts: I have been a "dyed in the wool" Pioneer owner since the early 1980s. All of my home receivers have been Pioneer, as well as my latest car audio unit. In the past, I had very little problems with these products. When I purchased this AV receiver, I was expecting more of the same quality and durability as in the past. I connected everything and tested everything. Very satisfied. I seldom used this receiver and the home theater setup that it is connected with. It sat idle for about 8 months when I decided to watch something on the TV. No matter what I tried to do, I could not get a picture. At first I blamed the TV, then the Blu-Ray player, then the cable STB. All of these were ruled out, so I contacted Pioneer about warranty service (being under a year old). I took the unit to a local authorized repair shop. They kept it for over a month and a half. After they repaired it, I took it home and reconnected everything except for the cable STB (I had no real desire to watch anything at that time). So, for about 4 months it sat idle again. I recently had a desire to watch cable, so I hooked up the STB. All I could get were intermittent signal connections. At first I thought that it was the cable box, but after I swapped it with a new one, the same problem was there. The original warranty for the receiver is expired as well as the 90 day warranty from the repair. I am currently in communication with Pioneer to see what can be done to fix this problem.

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  • Jason S.
  • 5/13/2013 7:09:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Excellent sound quality. Ease of set up. Price point...I got this one during a Newegg sale, paid 1/4 of original price. iPhone compatability was a huge selling point for me

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Not really a con as I bought this originally for iPhone access as well. I now own a Galaxy S4 and am hoping they do a firmware upgrade so that I can use the two in conjunction. Unfortunately Pioneer seems to want to stay strictly with Apple products

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  • Christopher S.
  • 5/9/2013 12:26:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWorked great...while in warranty

Pros: Great sound and features

Cons: Failed shortly outside of warranty period.

Other Thoughts: I purchased a VSX-1021-K in September of 2011 (one year warranty). I really enjoyed using the product for about a year and a half until the unit suddenly started powering off with a flashing "FL OFF" light. According to the owner's manual, this is symptomatic of two possible causes. However, even armed with this exact information, the Pioneer authorized service centers in my area refuse to even give me "ball park" estimates on repair costs for the two possible causes without my first paying the close to a quarter of the unit's original cost for an estimate. I don't like being in a situation where I might spend a quarter of the unit's cost just to find the repair cost is close to the replacement value of the unit.

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  • John W.
  • 3/12/2013 10:45:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic reciever, best with Plasma

Pros: This model is the first year that i've seen from Pioneer to offer a seperate video destination setting for LCD, LED, Plasma... that was interesting. It appears to do a great job of nearest sampling for the reduced bit depth of the LED and LCD tv's. For Plasma, it appears to apply a full Kuro algorithm. I recalibrated my Panasonic GT25 again with the new receiver and it looks better than ever.

Cons: NONE

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  • Nate N.
  • 12/17/2012 11:33:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Receiver

Pros: So I purchased a VSX 1021-k from newegg and couldn't get it to work with my LG TV. Thinking there was something wrong with the receiver, I obtained an RMA number and sent it back to newegg (who took it back no questions asked). I went to BB and purchased the same receiver. Got it home and experienced the same problems. At that point, I knew it was me who was defective not the receiver. After a lot of research I figured out why I was experiencing problems. The long and the short is newegg customer service was and is awesome and won my business indefinitely. I will purchase from newegg with confidence until they give me a reason not to. Given the problem I ran into with the newegg receiver (that was clearly not defective), I purchased the warranty when I bought the same receiver from BB. Fortunately, I haven't needed to use that protection as the receiver has worked flawlessly and is loaded with tons of great options.

Cons: My wife can control the volume of the TV with her cell phone via the iControl AV app while I'm watching TV late at night and there's no way for me to disable her ability to do so without disabling my whole network. Ugh... We just fight each other with our remotes until the volume level is acceptable to both of us (usually takes about a

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  • Chadwick Q.
  • 11/27/2012 2:31:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Receiver for my needs

Pros: Does exactly what I wanted it to. Having LAN connectivity is a cool feature and the ability to control from my phone comes in very handy. Also wanted a second zone, which this receiver provides, albeit with a limited number of media source options. HDMI switching is fast!

Cons: Limited zone 2, but perfect for my back deck speakers.

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  • Scott M.
  • 10/21/2012 4:52:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsbest reciever ever

Pros: :)

Cons: none!

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