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Pioneer VSX-AX5i-S Advice

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Breitling, Jul 19, 2004.

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    has anyone got a Pionner VSXAX5iS ?? and if so what do you think of it
     
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    Its a great amp, i have the 757 DVD player conected via the I link which is supurb, i also have the fronts bi amped as i dont have the space for 7.1, very pleased with stereo playback as well as movies, thourally recomended!!!

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    I have an AX3 (same guts less bells and whistles) and for film work it is absolutely brill with epic amounts of grunt. No comment on the stereo performance because I rate the AX3 as rubbish but I understand the AX5 through i-link is much better. Build quality is good and the auto setup a good basis to really tweak the unit to optimal.
     
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    Without iLink it's middling to good for music, cracking for movies. With iLink it steps up several gears and in my opinion gets you into pre-pro territory. Certainly better than my Rotel 1066 and as good, if not better than my Denon A11SR.

    It's a great amp and also very flexible and user friendly. Remote is good too.
     
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    thanks guys,

    I have posted a link in classifieds to sell my KEF Reference 203's as i have just been made redundant , ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, but and theres always a but , i am also thinking of upgrading spending the money i had from the redundancy.

    I have read mixed reviews on the Pioneer here although the KEF Ref engineer reccomened the Pioneer as it has been tuned by Air Studios
     
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    I just got mine a few weeks ago and have only had a chance to play with it for a few days but am very pleased with it. For movies it really is spot on connected up to my 868. Looking fwd to trying the SACD option when I get home.

    Jon, you say that you've Bi-amped the front speakers cos you don't have room for 7.1? I'm the same, only got room for 5.1. What I was wondering was, how have you got your speakers set up i.e. which outputs are you using? and also how did you set the amp up to bi-amp the fronts?
     
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    To set the Bi amp mode you use the on screen menu and adjust the surround back setup to "Bi-amp" you then connect speaker cable from the surround back terminals to second set of terminal son speakers (Don't forget to remove the linking pins).
     
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    im just a bit concerned about the power for running a set of KEF Reference 203's for music ??
     
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    BobbyPunk bet me to it!

    Cheers

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    Jon

    thanks mate
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    Cheers guys.
     

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