View Full Version : Pioneer vsxd511 receiver. Anyone have any reviews/
08-14-02, 05:54 AM
I am thinking of getting the Pioneer VSXd511 Receiver and was wondering if anyone had one and their success or failure of it?
just got one myself. haven't hooked everything up yet but sounds good and the unit does get pretty hot. i'll try to post more soon.
08-14-02, 02:42 PM
Thanks. I would appreciate any info you can give me on what you think of that unit. I have had Pioneer products for years and never had a problem. That unit looks like it has the most bang for the buck. I wonder if it is running hot because it is new and burning in. Usually when I get a new product I leave it on for a week as I believe with electronics if it does not go bad from the beginning then you are in luck for a good run.
08-19-02, 04:39 AM
i got the d510 about a year ago which is basically the same thing....since then ive gone through 3 dvd playes and 2 sets of speakers but kept the recveiver...pioneer makes good s--- no matter what it is,
08-19-02, 11:40 AM
I was going to get this a couple of months ago, but then realized i could get the d711 for fifty bucks more and went that route for a little extra bang. Got it for about $250 for comparison's sake. I did notice it got a little hot, and I've had to play with all the different settings available (not necessarily a bad thing...drives my fiance nuts though :) ) - but all in all i'm VERY happy. I've always had a pioneer receiver, and this one is better than the others. now if i could only get a bigger tv and better speakers to go with it!
The only thing i haven't been able to figure out is why it sounds the best in "midnight" mode....sounds hollow and thin otherwise, but this mode - as well as the loudness option - deepens the field immensely. I suspect this is a speaker issue more than anything though (no surrounds, only l/r/c - and the l/r are crap)