AT A GLANCE
Outstanding sonics for the price
HDMI 2.0 interface
Roku Ready via MHL
HDCP 2.2 DRM not included
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi cost extra
The Pioneer VSX-1124 delivers sterling sound, though with a slightly reduced feature set, at a highly competitive price point.
The phrase “believe in miracles” is a powerful one in pop music. It turns up in songs by the Bee Gees, Jefferson Starship, Pearl Jam, Slade, and others. It appears prominently in the Hot Chocolate hit “You Sexy Thing,” covered by everyone from David Bowie to Barry White. Perhaps the most poignant use of the phrase is in “I Believe in Miracles” by the Ramones: “I used to be on an endless run/Believe in miracles ’cause I’m one.” One of the ongoing miracles in my life, besides the fact that I’m still walking around, is the audio/video receiver.
Let me remind you that the AV receiver—especially at the $600 price point—is one of the great miracles of consumer electronics...