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Pioneer VSX-9500S

Audio Video Receiver

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Pioneer VSX-9500S


Tuning range: FW, MW

Frequency response: 5Hz to 100kHz

Input sensitivity: 2.5mV (MM), 150mV (line)

Output: 150mV (line)

Video Connections: composite

Accessories: remote control



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Reviewed Jun 20th, 2017 by pepaw

I've loved mine since I bought it in 1989. Only problem is: It suddenly stopped putting out sound a few days ago!! The digital meter shows sound output, but nothing comes out of the speakers or the headphone jack. All wiring is intact and all switches/buttons are in correct positions.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to what's going on?


Reviewed Aug 15th, 2014 by apt_one

Great sounding audio video receiver.

Reviewed Jan 12th, 2014 by edles

good performance ever



re: VSX-9500S

I purchased this receiver brand new 1989, it has been good to me, the secret is to utilize the receiver at max, on my system I have all 5 channel around my room front speaker 12" woofer with mid range and tweeter with a passive crossover, rear and center compact speaker with woofer and tweeter, equalizer at pre-amp level for all channels, the center channel I found a dynamic sound compressor pre-level, and for the rear channels a digital reverberator at pre-amp level, with this I have a full control of the sound/viewing area, and enhance the audio to it max. the video by today standards is outdated, but sound still amazing after 25+ years.
I recently added a Bluetooth to my system.
the one thing I like the most is the capacity to access the pre and power amp sections of the system. it does get hot so I also added a fan control by the power outlets in the back of the stereo but this is normal for any power amp. make sure it has plenty of ventilation.

re: VSX-9500S

What components are you using for crossover and independant balance. I can only adjust center and rear. I dont see how to adjust vol for to front speakers on this pioneer.

re: VSX-9500S

Just picked up one off Kijji sounds great lots of power and for only $100!

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