Pioneer Elite VSX-42 A/V Receiver Specs

Audio Decoding:
Dolby: TrueHD, Digital 5.1, EX, Plus, Pro Logic II/IIx/IIz
DTS: DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS, ES, 96/24, Neo:6
Other: Advanced Surround (Action, Drama, Entertainment Show, Advanced Game, Sports, Classical, Rock/Pop, Unplugged, External Stereo, Front Stage Surround Advanced, Surround Retriever Air, Phones Surround modes)
Low Volume Listening: Proprietary Midnight and Loudness modes
3D: Yes
THX Certification: No
Number of Amp Channels: 7
Rated Power (watts per channel): 80 watts into 8 ohms, 2 channels driven
Specified Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Video Processing: Anchor Bay
Auto Setup/Room EQ: Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration (MCACC)
Dimensions (W x H x D, inches): 17.2 x 6.6 x 14.3
Weight (pounds): 20.6
Price: $450

Inputs: Video: HDMI 1.4 (6), component video (1), composite video (3)
Audio: Coaxial digital (1), optical digital (1), stereo analog (3)
Additional: Ethernet (1), USB 2.0 (1), AM (1), FM (1), Proprietary "Adapter" port (1)
Accessory: iPod/iPhone/iPad docking cable with composite video (1)

Outputs: Video: HDMI 1.4 (1), composite video (1)
Audio: Stereo analog (1), Subwoofer preamp (1), headphone (1)
Additional: 12-volt trigger (2), IR (in/out), Apple Airplay wireless

Company Info
Pioneer Electronics USA

Pioneer Electronics

willieconway's picture

That makes me feel like such a n00b. I usually watch movies at 25-35 out of 80 on my Onkyo TX-NR509. At 35 some movies are definitely too loud for me.

I've sometimes wondered if I need more power. I guess I don't!

(I'm about 7 feet from my front speakers, Energy V5.1s and a V-Mini-C.)

Thanks for the review and thanks for the avalanche of great content the last few weeks.