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Pioneer VSX-1121-K 7.1-Channel A/V Receiver

  • 7.1 channel 110W/channel
  • 7 HDMI/3D passthrough
  • Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Pro Logic IIz, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD Master Audio , DTS-ES, DTS Neo:6, DTS Neural Surround
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The receiver that's ready for tomorrow is here today. Introducing the Pioneer THX Select2 Plus certified 7.1-Channel VSX-1121-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. The VSX-1121-K is also compatible with the advanced remote control app iControlAV2 and Air Jam, a Bluetooth-based social app.

Seven 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. This is one truly well-rounded AV receiver.

  • newegg Ultimate Sound 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.
  • newegg Digital Direct Connection with Your iPod, iPhone or iPad The VSX-1121-K is compatible with iPod, iPhone, and iPad devices and is specifically designed to enhance the experience you get from them. Right out of the box, your receiver comes with a 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 devices.
  • newegg Air Jam App Pioneer's exclusive Air Jam application is revolutionizing the way you share your music. Used in conjunction with the VSX-1121-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-1121-K. You can view the playlist on each device – a great way to share and discover tunes.
  • newegg iControlAV2 App Communicating with the VSX-1121-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 THX Select2 Plus Certification The Pioneer VSX-1121-K is fully complied with the most stringent requirements of the THX Select2 Plus certification to deliver optimal audio and video presentations to small to medium-sized home theaters.
  • newegg Connect to Your PC Music Files or Internet Radio The VSX-1121-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-1121-K receiver also supports Internet Radio with vTuner, so you can enjoy 1000's of internet radio stations from around the world.

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Power Output
Power Output per Channel (20Hz-20kHz, 0.08%THD@8ohm): 110W

Power Output per Channel (1kHz@8ohm): 120W

Power Output per Channel (1kHz@6ohm): 125W
Dolby TrueHD / Dolby Pro Logic IIz / Dolby Digital EX / Dolby Digital Plus

DTS-HD Master Audio / DTS-ES / DTS Neo:6 / DTS Neural Surround
D/A Converter
192 kHz / 24-bit Audio D/A Converter
Multi Zone
Video Upconversion
THX Select 2 Plus

Digital Core Engine with Texas Instruments Aureus DSP

Pioneer Advanced MCACC Room Calibration
- 3D Time Axis Measurement
- Polarity Check
- Reverb Before and After Calibration Results (OSD and iPad)
- Standing Wave Control

Pioneer Sound Enhancements
- Phase Control Bass Management
- Phase Control Plus
- Virtual Depth, Height and Surround Back
- Optimum Surround - Auto Bass, Dialog, and Surround Balancing
- PQLS Bit-stream
- Auto Sound Retriever (Multi)
- Front Wide Surround Movie & Music
- Auto Level Control (Multi)
- Advanced Surround (15 Mode DSP)
- Sound Retriever AIR
- Front Stage Surround
- Headphone Surround
Marvell Qdeo 1080p/24fps Video Scaler

Advanced Video Adjust

Stream Smoother

Triple HD Noise Reduction

Video Conversion to HDMI

HDMI Features
- 3D Ready (Blu-ray Disc, Broadcast and Game)
- Audio Return Channel
- Deep Color and x.v.Color


Satellite Radio Ready
Internet Radio Ready
Internet Radio with vTuner

PANDORA internet radio

Sirius Internet Radio


7 In / 1 Out
Component Video
2 In / 1 Out
Digital Optical Audio
3 In
Digital Coaxial Audio
2 In
Pre-Amp Out
7.1 Channel (9.2 Terminals)
USB Port
Network Ready
Yes (Optional AS-BT100 or AS-BT200 Bluetooth Adapter Required)
iPod Compatibility
12V Trigger
Other Connectors
Wireless LAN Ready (Optional AS-WL300 Wireless LAN Converter Required)

Analog A/V Inputs (4 A/V, 1 Audio)

Large Speaker Terminals (9 Channels)


Remote Control
Illuminated Learning Remote Control
Other Specifications
Impedance Select: 8 or 6 Ohms


Power Supply
AC 120 V/60 Hz
570 Watts
Standby Consumption
Approx 0.1 to 0.3 Watts



DLNA Certified (1.5)

Rhapsody Music Service

Windows 7 Certified

Home Media Gallery

Made for iPod, iPhone, iPad
- Charges iPhone, iPad, iPod
- Combination USB / Composite Video Cable Supplied
- iPhone, iPad, iPod Stored and Streaming Audio & Video with Album Art

Memory Audio Playback (MP3/WMA/WAV)

Pioneer Air Jam App
- Connects via Bluetooth to Share Music and Create Playlists (With iPod touch, iPhone, iPad)
- Free via the App Store (Optional AS-BT200 Bluetooth Adapter Required)

Pioneer iControlAV2 App
- A/V Receiver and Blu-ray Disc Player Control From iPod touch, iPhone, iPad
- Free via the App Store

IP Control with Full 2-Way Feedback

AV Navigator System Set-Up (CD-ROM Included for PC)

Full Color Graphic User Interface (GUI)

Dimensions & Weight

17.13" x 7.28" x 17.36" (W x H x D)
30.21 lbs.

Quick Info


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

Customer Reviews of the Pioneer VSX-1121-K

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  • Charles R.
  • 2/7/2014 8:42:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNo more Pioneer

Pros: Awesome sound.... when it works!

Cons: From day one this has been a finicky receiver. Ever so often having to reset to factory defaults and multiple attempts to do firmware update. I am very disappointed with Pioneer's lack of support on their receivers. Do a Google search on Pioneer UE22 error codes and you will see that it is a common problem. I have owned this unit for about 3 years and have enjoyed the sound quality when it works but it is far from user friendly and stable! This feels like I have a BETA product. Sure I am out of warranty as well as a lot of other people but stand behind your products. And no, I don't expect a lifetime warranty but with all of the EXACT same problems a factory recall might be in order!

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  • Matthew L.
  • 8/13/2012 5:38:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsLike a few of the others

Pros: Audio from Ipod sounds good

Cons: Lost all functionality from HDMI I get no pass through at all. I have checked all my cables and they are working correctly as well as my devices. I narrowed it down to the VSX-1121 being the issue. I have a request into Pioneer to see if they will fix this issue.

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  • Richard W.
  • 7/7/2012 7:11:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsLets see how good Service net is

Pros: Video and audio was awsome when it worked

Cons: No feature found for searching 3716 songs in my network storage device. Only option was to scroll, which could take 5 miniutes to select a song or artist.
Can not enable zone 2 by one must be on as well

Other Thoughts: HDMI inputs and iphone inputs have failed. It comes on, ittermittently works with remote commands, but is just a big brick with led lighted words

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  • Michael Z.
  • 4/23/2012 2:42:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAMAZING performer.

Pros: FULLY loaded. Features are rich, sound is rich. Connectivity is a breeze.

Cons: I'd like to see one more HDMI out

Other Thoughts: LOVE First one went missing in shipment, NEWEGG took care of the replacement asap. Couldn't be happier.

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  • kerry m.
  • 4/5/2012 11:15:03 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsBroken after a few months

Pros: Unit is great - WHEN IT WORKS

Cons: I've written a previous review about the unit. since then, the unit has had intermittent video problems. When i turn the unit on, sometimes, more often then not, I am unable to get a video signal out of it unless i get up and physically unplug the unit. This also happens if im listening to a radio station on the receiver and then try to switch to a video mode. There will be no video out unless i unplug the unit and replug it in. I have turned the unit into a repair center and the gentleman said the hdmi board might be having issues. hopefully they can fix it, i do not want an expensive paperweight, or a unit that i have to get up and unplug everytime i want to use it.

Other Thoughts: I'ts great when it works, but when it doesnt its very aggrivating.

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  • Pradeesh K.
  • 3/24/2012 7:22:13 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Sound!!! Amazing Features!!!

Pros: 1) Amazing Sound
2) THX - Boy this creates so much differnce in over all sound
3) Airplay - Crystal clear sound and luxury to play Music from any apple device or itunes on PC, ( No more bluetooth connectivity issues)
4) MCACC - Easy to setup, (provided you know what you are doing). It calibrates the sound to about 90% at this point itself the sound is amazing, if you are an expert user you should fiddle around wiith the manual settings, once that is also complete you get 100% pure awesome Sound!!!
5) 12 volt triggers - For other devices
6) 2 Sub woofers - This is the first time I have tried it out, man what a difference, My house literally shakes these days :-D
7) iDevice Remote Control - This is a plus point with anybody who has an iphone or ipod touch, The remote is much more easier to use than the cryptic remote that is provided.
8) Connectivity - Network conectivity is flawless, easy to connect and works perfect
9) Internet Radios - Loads of them built in, Sign in through

Cons: 1) The Remote - It has both pros and Cons, THe pro is it is programable and works with multiple devices, But there is a huge learning curve, It has thousands of features crammed into like 50 buttons!!!
2) Apps - THe apps even though are good utilty have a long way to go before they can be of any real utility other than being used as a remote!!!
3) In Menu Keyboard - Although you rarely or maybe never use it after you have signed into the internet radio staions needs to be improved, its a crazy keyboard!!!!

Other Thoughts: Overall a well rounded great product!!

Loads of bells and whistles, nothing in the maket can beat it in terms of all the really cool built in features

Cobined with Great Sound, Airplay, So many connectivty options, Massive bass capabilty and Great Looks!!

I am enjoying it, Highly recommended for anybody looking for good sound and dont want to break their bank...

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  • Peter L.
  • 3/19/2012 10:38:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat receiver

Pros: this model is the same as the elite model with just a few audio connections missing and the blue light on the power button. The new model 1122k is cheaper but they stripped it of most hook ups. some complain about the remote but i have no problem using it for my samsung tv and my pioneer bd and cisco dvr, i put the rest of the remotes in a drawer. buy it you wont be sorry. it goes for 449 or 399 here it depends on the week. the 1122 is 10lbs less also.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: its big and heavy but that a good thing

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  • Jerald M.
  • 3/17/2012 8:28:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNothing but TROUBLE!

Pros: Loaded with features, great price from Newegg

Cons: NOTHING BUT TROUBLE! 2 months into ownership, lost HDMI audio and video outputs. Called service center, went though reset procedure, worked for 2 weeks, then lost outputs again. Reset again, worked for 2 days. Unit was 75 days old, requested replacement from Pioneer, DENIED! Sent to service center, HDMI board rewired, worked for 7 minutes. Requested replacement again from Pioneer. DENIED! Returned to service center again, where the service tech requested replacement from Pioneer. DENIED again. He replaced HDMI board, worked for 2 weeks. Opened case with Pioneer and they have finally agreed to replace this unit, after 6 months of nothing but trouble. I am out $70.00 for transport to service center, plus time invested in phone calls. I am a repeat Pioneer customer, but I have never had any trouble before. Based on this unit and Pioneer's poor response to ongoing problems, I will probably never buy another Pioneer product.

Other Thoughts: Not recommended!

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  • Daniel C.
  • 3/15/2012 5:29:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat receiver!

Pros: Got this hooked up and went through the procedures for setting up surround and love it! Works flawless. HDMI switching is also flawless. I can really tell a difference in sound and quality compared to the older pioneer receiver I had. It was good but this is better. No regrets.

Cons: None really. Happy so far.

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  • Taruna M.
  • 3/2/2012 7:31:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWish could keep it.

Pros: Stylish, Loaded, Tons of Features, Gels well with the decor. Setup was breeze using MCCAC. Sounded and looked great on my HT setup, while it lasted

Cons: I had issues with ARC and kept loosing sound intermittently when switching inputs. Each of those times, had to power on/off and occasionally unplug from the board. The issue started with loosing sound from the TV. After a couple of days, it started showing up when switching between Blu-Ray, USB & TV. F/W was current and whatever suggested by Pioneer support didn't help.

Other Thoughts: I really liked this receiver and was hoping to keep it, but then didn't want an expensive paperweight either. Had to ship back on my own cost ($55, coast-2-coast...yikes) as Newegg doesn't pay for return shipping :(
Will start looking at other receivers now

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