Pioneer VSX1014TXK or Pioneer Elite VSX-24TX

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  1. thisgsx

    thisgsx New Member

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    Which would you choose? And why?

    I think the Elite is better because of the brown burr 96k/24-bit DA converters. Im leaning towards the Elite more because of that. But I would like to hear all you audiophiles's opinion before I purchase either. Thanks!!

    Specs for vsx1014

    • Power
      • Surround: 110 W x 7 (20HZ - 20kHZ @ 8 ohm, 0.09% THD)
      • Stereo: 110 W x 2 (20HZ - 20kHZ @ 8 ohm, 0.09% THD)
    • 48-Bit Digital Engine Motorola (180 MIP)
    • DTS 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, DTS 96/24, DTS-Neo6
    • THX Select Certified
    • MCACC (Advanced Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration System)
    • Virtual Surround Back
    • Mid Night Listening
    • 96 kHz / 24-Bit Analog / Digital Converter
    • 192kHz/ 24-Bit Digital / Analog Converter
    • A/B Speaker
    • Connections
      • 8 Audio Input, 2 Audio Output, 5 Digital Inputs, 3 Optical In, 2 Coaxial In, 1 Optical Digital Output, 7 Channel Audio Preamp Output, 6 Channel Multi-Channel Input, Headphone Output
      • 5 Composite Video Input, 2 Composite Video Output, 5 S-Video Input, 2 S-Video Output, 2 Component Video Input, 1 Component Video Output
      • Front A/V Inputs
    • Dimensions:16.5"W x 6.8"H x 18.26"D
    • Net Weight 19 lbs 12 oz
    Specs for Elite

    Processing:

    • Dolby Digital and dts Decoding
    • THX Select Certified
    • 24-bit Digital Processing Chain for absolute accuracy
      • Crystal 24-bit A/D Converters
      • Motorola 24-bit Digital Signal Processor (DSP56362)
      • Burr Brown 96k / 24-bit D/A Converters
    • Digital Signal processing to re-create different acoustical environments. Modes include: Hall 1, Hall 2, Jazz, Dance, Theater 1, & Theater 2
    • Advanced Theater
    • Midnight Mode
    • Digital Noise Reduction
    Power:

    • Direct Energy MOSFET Amplifier Design
    • Stereo: 90 watts per channel (20 Hz to 20 kHz, @ 8 ohm, 0.09% THD)
    • Surround: 90W x 5 (20 Hz to 20k Hz, @ 8 ohm, .09% THD)
    • 6 ohm load capability guaranteed
    Convenience Features:

    • 6 Channel Decoder Input
    • Illuminated SMART Remote Control
    • On-Screen Display
    • Front A/V Input (with S-Video)
    • Loudness Curve
    • Electronic Bass and Treble Controls
    • Direct Switch
    • FL Display Dimmer (3 steps to create the theater atmosphere)
    Terminals:

    • 4 Digital Inputs and 1 Digital Output
    • 5 Audio Inputs ( Tuner, Phono, CD, Tape1/MD, Tape 2/Mon.)
    • 5 Audio/Video Inputs (DVD/LD, TV/SAT, VCR 1, VCR 2, Video (Front))
    • S-Video Switching (with S2 Compatibility): All video Terminals
    • Banana Speaker Terminals (All channels)
    • Pre-Amplifier Outputs (Front L, Front R, Center, Surround L, Surround R, Subwoofer)
    • Pioneer SR Input and Output for System Integration
    • 3 Rear Panel AC Accessory Outlets
    Tuner Features:

    • AM/FM Tuner
    • Random Presets for 30 AM/FM Stations
    • 3 Speed Tuning
     
  2. SilverJettaGLX

    SilverJettaGLX OT Supporter

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    The 1014 has been getting rave reviews especially for the price which should be about 400 shipped.
     
  3. Nucleartiger

    Nucleartiger Clemson makes my nipples hard

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    Well it really depends on what your future plans are for it. Are you planning on staying with a 5.1 setup or going with a 7.1?

    If 7.1: you need the 1014.
    If 5.1: Get the 1014 anyway.

    Something to think about is that 24TX is not a new model. It came out back in 1999. There have been alot of advances since then.

    I would recommend the 1014 because it gives you plenty of ability to upgrade if you want to eventually go to 7.1.

    Also just so you know, your info isn't completely accurate on the 1014. If you look closely at the 1014 as compared to the Elite 52TX you will see that they have pretty much all the same ratings. They both weigh the same amount at 34 lbs not the 19 pounds that was published for the 1014TX. Thats right you would essentially be paying 600 dollars for a shiny faceplate and the words Elite if you got the 52TX over the 1014. That 1014 will outperform that 24TX like an F-16 against an F-4 Phantom.

    Splash one Phantom!!
     
  4. thisgsx

    thisgsx New Member

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    Hey thanks. my decision is final. I just placed my order for the 1014. Thanks!
     
  5. FreeSpace

    FreeSpace Guest

    I have a VSX-D307 from 1996 or 1997 that is really good, considering it was only $399.

    I'm probobly going to buy a Denon or a Rotel this summer.
     
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  6. HyPE

    HyPE ::OTTC Crew #2839::

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    just ordered me the 1014 yesterday for $550 CAN :)
     
  7. SilverJettaGLX

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    I dont think they offer the silver in the states :wtc:
     
  8. Seadee456

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    Go with the 1014, I have the 914, and it sounds great, it is esentially the same as the Elite, without the amber display.
     

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