Pioneer SC-LX87

Pioneer SC-LX87 9.2 channel AV receiver

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The Pioneer SC-LX87 is a fantastic 9.2 channel AV receiver packed full of features.  It will pass through all your 4K and 3D signals and upconvert signals to 4K if you have a 4K TV. The receiver has a huge bank of connections including 9 HDMI, 4 composite and 3 component inputs, as well as a range of optical, coaxial and analogue audio sockets.  It also has 2 USB sockets for playing your digital media from memory sticks or hard drives, or for direct connection to your PC.  It also has Spotify connect on board.

Paired with good quality speakers, the unit produces exceptional sound quality, is THX certified and compatible with most Dolby and DTS codecs.  AT 220W per channel, it also packs quite a punch and the 32 bit DAC copes effortlessly with digital to analogue conversion.  It can also handle multi-room set-ups with ease with a total of 3 zones.  It can be controlled with the included remote, or alternatively you can download an app for your Apple or Android smartphone. And if you do have an Apple phone (or tablet/iPod), the receiver is also Airplay compatible.

Also known as: SCXL87, SC LX87, SCLX87K

Tech Spec


Model SC-LX87

Amplifier Section

Amplifier type Integrated
Maximum surround 9.2
Number of channels 9
Subwoofer pre-outs 2
Power rating at 6 ohms
Power per channel 220W
Biamp capability Yes
Multiroom 2 other rooms - different sources and volume (Zones 2 & 3)

Audio Section

Surround sound processing Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Pro Logic IIz, Dolby True HD, DTS, DTS-ES, DTS Neo X, DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-HD, DTS-HD Master Audio
Supports ARC (audio return channel) Yes
Audio formats AAC, AIFF, Apple Lossless, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA
THX certified? THX Ultra2 plus

Video Section

Is it 3D? Yes
Supported video formats 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 1080p24, 4K, Upconverts all signals to HDMI, Upconverts all signals to 4K
Stand-by pass through Yes
4K passthrough Yes

Tuner Section

Tuner AM, FM
Tuner features RDS
Tuner presets 60 in total

Inputs and Outputs

HDMI connections 9 in, (1 on front), 3 out
Component connections 3 in, 2 out
Composite connections 4 in, 2 out
USB connections 2, (1 on front), To playback from USB sticks, To playback from USB hard drives
Analog connections 1 in (minijack)
Optical connections 2 in, 1 out
Digital Co-axial connections 2 in
Apple connections iPad, iPhone & iPod via USB, Airplay
Aerial connections 1 x AM input, 1 x FM input
Bluetooth No, optional module available
Pre outs 9.2 pre outs
Headphone output Yes, 3.5 mm


Is it Smart? Yes
Internet services Spotify


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


Dimensions (W x H x D) 435 x 185 x 441 mm
Net weight 18.1 kg