Tuesday, September 13, 2005
Nowadays everyone is all over iPod. It is Pioneer's turn to announce two devices that feature native iPod support and are on the higher end of their line. VSX-74TXVi and VSX-72TXV are Elite Series AV 7 x 130W channel receivers that feature iPod on-screen navigation. Moreover, both of these receivers are XM ready. Among other notable features are upscaling HDMI inputs and auto-room correction for audio, and of course 192kHZ / 24-Bit Burr-Brown DACs for analog audio. VSX-74TXVi is MSRP-d at $1700 (street $1500) and VSX-72TXV is $1400 (street $1200). Overall, these units leave a very positive feeling. And that is not for iPod connectivity.