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The Pioneer VSX-452 is a Multi Channel Theater Stereo Receiver featuring 7.1 channels featuring Dolby Digital, ...

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Pros

Suitable for many non-audiophile users who are on a budget - connectivity options and simplistic layout are well-tailored to the average customer

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Performs well at lower volumes - ideal for late-night viewing or for users with sensitive hearing

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Build quality is excellent for the price point - unit is sturdy and reliable, lasting 10+ years in some cases

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Cons

"Tinny" sound quality is especially noticeable in higher-frequency content - orchestral soundtracks and brass/cymbal instruments are undesirable

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Overall sound quality is fairly poor - considerable lack of definition/clarity as compared to similar models from Marantz and Yamaha

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"Pro-Logic" mode is seemingly prone to panning errors - will intermittently send audio to left or right channel only

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Severely lacking in high-level output power - loses clarity and presence when pushed into the louder volume range

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Pinch-style connectors are frustrating to use - awkwardly designed and severely limiting to high-end cable/wire types

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The Pioneer VSX-452 is a Multi Channel Theater Stereo Receiver featuring 7.1 channels featuring Dolby Digital, Dolby Prologic and DTS sound. It is also THX certified. The unit has 6 input channels, as well as a phono input. It has 3 composite video inputs. The power amplification for its main speakers is 110-watts, while it is rated at 100-watts for the surround speakers.

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