Frequently Asked Questions About Pioneer Receivers

The receiver is one of the most important parts of a high-quality sound system. Not only does it properly power the speakers in the system, it also receives broadcasted FM and AM radio signals. Pioneer has made some of the widely respected receivers in the industry, and many of these models are available on eBay for you to select from.

Can you run an entertainment system through a Pioneer receiver?

Yes. The receivers have multiple channels, meaning you can run everything in your entertainment system through it, including television, video game systems, Blu-Ray Players, and record players. This feature is mostly found in new models, so be sure to search Pioneer receiver models by year if you are looking for a model with multiple channels. Simply switch between the channels using the button on the receiver or the remote control.

Can you use the receiver for surround sound?

Most new models are Pioneer surround sound receivers, meaning you can get in-theater quality sound when watching a movie in your home theater. It also gives you great stereo sound when listening to music that is produced for it. Pioneer receivers made in 2018 support the following versions of surround sound.

  • Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby, Dolby Surround, DTS 96/24, Dolby Digital 6.1, Dolby Digital
  • Dolby Digital
  • Dolby Surround
  • DTS 96/24
  • Dolby Digital 6.1
Are vintage Pioneer receivers available?

Yes. You can find an array of receivers from Pioneer by searching eBay. Vintage devices from the company are in high-demand for audiophiles that love listening to vinyl. This is because the receivers of that time were designed for the purpose of amplifying music made in that format. Search through the offerings by either year or model number to find vintage Pioneer receivers for sale. Many of them come with the Pioneer receiver manual included with the purchase. Some receivers are refurbished by professional technicians before they are sold on eBay.

How do you connect the receiver to a television?

There are two ways to connect a Pioneer receiver to your television. One is by using the RCA inputs on the back of the unit. Newer version of the receivers may also have an HDMI input which can be used to connect to newer TVs. HDMI inputs can transfer both video and sound and are essential to connect the receiver to your laptop if you want to use it to play video or audio through the receiver.

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