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Pioneer SC-LX59 9.2 Channel AV receiver

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"This is an absolutely exceptional AV receiver! We love high end receivers simply because of the huge improvements on audio over most mid-range receivers. There's a huge amount of audio and video features buried in this impressive chassis and we think anyone would struggle to find fault with this top end receiver.


It's come as no suprise to us that this receiver started picking up awards within days of its release, and even less of a surprise when it picked up the Best Buy award from What Hi-Fi? at their 2015 Awards ceremony."

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Details

Enjoy precise audio reproduction, just as the creators intended with the AV receiver featuring Direct Energy HD (High fidelity class D) amplifier and SABRE32 Ultra DAC. Dolby Atmos brings a new level of surround sound in the ideal environment made by Pioneer’s MCACC Pro auto-room calibration with Full Band Phase Control, while the object based DTS:X format will also be available with firmware update. Other highlights include video scaler with Super Resolution, Ultra HD Pass-through with HDCP 2.2, and aluminium front panel.

Direct Energy HD Amplifier

For the ideal multi-channel environment, all channels should have the same speakers, driven by the same amplifier, under same conditions. So for the SC-LX59, Pioneer has adopted the Direct Energy HD Amplifier capable of simultaneous high-power output for all channels. The core Direct Power FET has a simple structure with the semiconductor chip directly mounted on the circuit board. As a result, a large reduction in inductance components for improved signal quality, smaller heat sink by efficient heat dissipation, and shorter transmission path by cleaner circuitry have been achieved, realizing quality sound, high-power output, and high efficiency at the same time. As the Direct Energy HD Amplifier continues to improve by each generation, it creates the ideal reproduction environment for object audio as well as legacy formats.

DTS:X Ready

DTS:X is the next-generation audio codec from DTS that leverages object-based audio to enable new immersive and interactive audio experiences. Since DTS:X can automatically adapt the audio to the existing channels and speaker system, no specific speaker layout is required. Experience an immersive soundscape with incredibly rich and life-like audio. With the ideal reproduction environment created by MCACC Pro, and the powerful and precise multichannel output by the Direct Energy HD Amplifier, the SC-LX59 maximises the advantages of the DTS:X format.

Dolby Atmos

The SC-LX59 is compatible with the 7.2.4ch*, 9.2.2ch*, 7.2.2ch, 5.2.4ch configurations of Dolby Atmos®. You can reproduce objectoriented sound in smooth, curving movements, or the realistic threedimensional movement overhead by the top speakers. However, the appropriate playback environment is required to bring out the best from Dolby Atmos. This is provided by MCACC Pro, which allows the phase for all frequencies of each speaker, allowing the most precise speaker drive for faithful reproduction of the true-to-life soundscape of Dolby Atmos. With synchronised sound and image, you can experience total immersion in the movie world.

Full Band Phase Control

Pioneer’s Phase Control technology effectively eliminates phase lag and significantly improves the multi-channel sound without any extra operation. Furthermore, The Full Band Phase Control technology focuses on the group delay in the speaker network filter, and adjusts the phase of each unit as well as the group delay for each speaker. Multi-range speakers gain the sound coherence of full-range speakers, while retaining the wide frequency range advantage. In an environment where the phase of all units and all channels are precisely controlled, a remarkably clear sound location with a surrounding feel is achieved. In combination with MCACC Pro’s auto room tuning technology, the ideal multi-channel reproduction environment can be created, which faithfully replicates object audio and the intention of the directors.

ESS SABRE32 Ultra DAC

The highly acclaimed 192 kHz/32-bit ESS SABRE32 Ultra DAC (ES9016S) delivers exceptional sound with ultra-low distortion and high S/N ratio. It offers jitter-free performance for an astounding audio reproduction with rich deep bass.

Spotify® Digital Music-Streaming Service Ready

Enjoy on-demand access to millions of songs with Spotify’s digital music-streaming service. With the wide range of music selection, you’re sure to find a fitting song for your mood or occasion, right at your fingertips. You can make your own choice, or let Spotify surprise you. The SC-LX59 is ready for the Connect from Spotify, which lets you select songs on your Spotify app for listening on your audio system. * Spotify App, iPhone/iPod touch/iPad, and subscription required.

Also known as SC-LX59-K, SC-LX59K, SCLX59K, SCLX59, SCLX59-K

Tech Spec

General

Model SCLX59
Colour Black

Amplifier Section

Maximum surround 9.2
Number of channels 9
Power rating at 6 ohms
Power per channel 190W
Total power rating 1,710W

Audio Section

Surround sound processing Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD, DTS-ES, DTS Neo X, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X
Dolby Atmos Yes
Audio formats AAC, AIFF, Apple Lossless, FLAC, MP3, WAV

Video Section

Supported video formats 4K
4K passthrough Yes

Tuner Section

Tuner AM, FM, Internet radio

Inputs and Outputs

HDMI connections 8 in, (1 on front), 3 out
Component connections 1 in
Composite connections 2 in, 1 out
USB connections (1 on front)
Optical connections 2 in, 1 out
Digital Co-axial connections 2 in
Bluetooth Yes
Headphone output Yes, 3.5 mm

Networking

Is it networkable? Yes, either by wire or wireless
Internet services DLNA (stream from your own computer), Apple AirPlay, Spotify

Accessories

Remote Control Remote control included, Apple app available, Android app available

Measurements

Dimensions (W x H x D) 435 x 185 x 441 mm
Net weight 15.3 kg