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I purchased a VSX-516 Pioneer Audio/ Video Multi-Channel Receiver to replace a Technics AV Control Stereo Receiver which Display Screen was no longer working although the Technics unit was working fine otherwise. The Pioneer A/V Unit keeps tripping-off whenever I use the CD player - after about ten-minutes of playing time. I have not hooked the Pioneer Receiver to the DVD player or TV to see if this 'tripping-off' problem is evident with all external components. COMMENTS from other users will be appreciated. The Pioneer Receiver sounds fine otherwise.
The VSX-516 was designed for a small to medium sized home theater. With 700 watts total system power, the "516" will a drive a full-blown 7.1 speaker array and a 6.1 Dolby Digital EX or DTS -ES soundtrack all over your living room. If you don't need or want or can't have 7.1 speakers and are happy with a 5.1 system; no worries, go ahead and use the 2 extra surround-back amplifiers to help drive your main front left and right speakers. That's an extra 200 watts up front! With more and more music going into PC's, laptops, and portable devices, you might want some of that music played through the 'big system" in the living room. The VSX-516 knows you're coming and has a new, very cool DSP (digital signal processing) technique called "Sound Retriever" to help bring CD quality to compressed audio formats.
Sound Retriever for Compressed Audio formats;
Midnight Listening Mode;
Virtual Surround Back;
Large "clip type" speaker terminals;
Easy Operation Smart Remote;
Quick Set-up Operation;
RDS Tuner with Tuner Edit Function;
Silver or Black Finish;
6ch - 100W;
Auto MCACC with 5 band EQ;
USB Host function;
DTS-ES Discrete / DTS Neo: 6;
DD EX / DPL IIx;
5.1 input / 6.1ch pre out;
Blue illuminated Volume LED;
New Silver / Black Finish;
Large "screw type" speaker terminals.