AV Receiver Pioneer VSX 1018 AH

When the old surround the sturdy character associated with the sense of spatial order of the pioneer VSX was 1018 AH (800 euros) well. On Blu-ray-HD titles again rather less since the testers more shine, air and breath would have wished.

  1. AV receiver pioneer VSX 1018 AH
  2. Data sheet

Who 1018 AH calls the control menu at the VSX, first encounters points such as automatic and manual MCACC (multi channel acoustic calibration). As a result you will find setting options of a la “standing wave” or “Eq professional”, where the freak – and can Arts is to connect of a PC to the RS-232 connector – to the creation of doctoral theses with beautiful graphics – discretion.

The courageous pioneer dares to even to correct the phase differences of individual boxes chassis. This keeps the veteran HiFiisten but not from, manually setup, with “phase control off” and “Stream Direct” as clear conditions to produce.

This clientele is pleased that the heaviest with 13.3 kilo Surrounder of the test box has an especially thick power supply. And demonstrated on the other side of subtlety, because he – she may arrive at the VSX also via USB front port – transferred back digital music signals not with the class normal multi-channel D/A-spar corner, but with a total four beautiful stereo converter (WM 8728 by Wolfson) in the analog world.

Naturally, the pioneer of also the 1-bit snakes of the now more often offered SACD player with HDMI output takes, if necessary even with a dynamic Jazz up function.

The more encounters but now that the pioneer has only two HDMI-Ins. And that the conversion of analog video to HDMI and any full-line screen-making no geadeltes, but with the ADV 7800 by analog devices a more folksy IC worried.

The VSX in the prelude to the CD moving even in this direction: bass bread and butter of the middle was it healthy relative plenty. In addition, he geizte but something with flair and elegance. At the old surround the sturdy character associated with the sense of spatial order arrived already better. On Blu-ray-HD titles in turn less as significantly more shine, air and breath testers would have wished.

The participation of expensive Thorens Mono blocks led to OHS and AHS also for the pioneer, the big breakthrough high failed to top Sonic spheres but.

Pioneer VSX-1018

Manufacturer Pioneer
Price ‚ā¨800.00
Rating 45.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

Surround formats
Headphone surround
HDCD playback
Virtual surround
Decoder for HD formats
Genus (REC / GM / input.)
Remote control
On-screen menu
Lip sync
Lip sync description
Equalizer manual
Power amplifiers, number
Video standards converter
Video adjustment
Description video adjustment
Switched network jacks
Autom. Calibration
AV connectors
Digital inputs RCA / front
Optical digital inputs / front
Digital inputs HDMI / HDMI Front Version summer
Digital output HDMI
Digital RCA outputs
Optical digital outputs
USB ports front / rear
i-pod connection
Networking description
Multi channel input
Recording outputs audio
Headphone Jack
Preamp output
Laboratory data
True sine wave power stereo 8 Ohms
True sine wave power stereo 4 Ohms
Music power stereo 8 Ohms
Music performance stereo 4 Ohms
RMS power 5-channel 8 Ohms
RMS power 5-Channel 4 ohm
Music performance 5-Channel 4 ohm
Music performance 5-channel 8 Ohms
RMS power 5-Channel 4 ohm
Music performance 7-Channel 4 ohm
Music performance 7-channel 8 Ohms
HiFi output power 4 ohm
effective pulse power front 4 ohm
effective pulse power 4 ohm Center
effective pulse power 4 ohm surround
maximum output voltage Z1
maximum output voltage Z2
maximum output voltage Z3
Number of appropriate channels
Surround RMS power 8 ohm stp
Surround RMS power 4 ohm stp
Surround RMS power 8 ohm stp
Surround RMS power 4 ohm stp
Noise line
Multi channel input noise
Noise phono MM
Noise phono standard system
Noise phono MC
Digital noise
Front noise ProLogic
Noise ProLogic Center
Power consumption standby / operating
Network connection
Short conclusion Unfortunately not the most happy Multikanaler in the pioneer program. CD stereo, he too with subtlety, he would have allowed to bring balanced beu Surroundklängen even more brilliance and flair.
Sound Top-class
Sound points stereo
(maximum 70 points)
Surround sound points
(maximum 70 points)
Sound points HD
(maximum 70 points
Measured values
(maximum 10 points)
(max. 15 points)
(maximum 10 points)
Overall rating (70 points) Top 45
Price / performance good – very good
tested in issue: 1 / 09