With Ultra HD (4K/60p/4:4:4) upscaling/passthrough and HDR/BT.2020 standards ready, images are ever more impressive. In addition to internet radio and various network streaming services, with Google Cast™ built-in you can use your mobile device to cast your favourite music to your receiver. The multizone feature supports powered ZONE 2/ZONE 3 output.
The SC-LX801 increases power from 160 watts per channel to 185 over the SC-LX701 model. It also additionally offers bespoke Air Studios Tuning only available on the 801 and 901 models.
The SC-LX801 is compatible with 7.2.2ch/5.2.4ch configuration of the latest cinema sound platform, Dolby Atmos®. You can reproduce object oriented sound in smooth, curving movements, or the realistic three dimensional movement overhead by the top speakers.
The SC-LX801 will support FireConnect™ Powered by Blackfire with future firmware update. FireConnect is a stable wireless protocol that mirrors any audio source connected to the receiver—from vinyl to streaming audio—on optional FireConnect compatible speakers in other rooms. Fire connect speakers to be released in the near future.
Audiophile level Class D amplification brings you unprecedented power output. Short signal paths ensure impeccable sound, while efficient cooling provides superior performance with lower power consumption (-44% vs analogue amps). Now with 4-16 Ohm speaker support.
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.
Enjoy high-resolution audio playback like never before. This AV receiver supports both AIFF and Apple Lossless hi-resolution audio files. You can even playback the latest multichannel WAV and FLAC audio files.
4K/60p Ultra HD Video
Experience four times the current 1080p HD quality with 4K ultra-high resolution video. The receivers 4K upscaling capabilities – up to 60p – make it possible to enjoy SD or HD content in 4K quality.
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.
The LX series has Chromecast built-in, so you can use your mobile device to stream music, radio, or podcasts to your speaker. You can control the audio from anywhere in the house using Chromecast-enabled apps running on your personal device—iPhone, iPad, Android phone and tablet, Mac and Windows laptop, and Chromebook. Say “OK Google…” and away you go!
Stream With Ease
AirPlay compatibility allows users to access their iTunes music library through the AV Receiver. This AV Receiver is also DLNA certified (1.5) to work as a Digital Media Player and Digital Media Renderer. Play music content from your Mac/PC or a NAS drive. Gapless playback is supported for DSD, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, AAC, MP3, and Apple Lossless files.
Full Band Phase Control
Pioneers 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, the ideal multi-channel reproduction environment can be created, which faithfully replicates object audio and the intention of the directors.
High directivity sound reﬂects off the ceiling, while low directivity sound directly reaches the ears. This difference causes a phase shift, making the sound feel uncomfortable. To solve this, the new technology optimises the performance of your up-firing elevation speakers for your listening environment, by aligning the phase of direct and indirect sound, matching the basic tone, and optimising the upward-oriented frequencies. The result is overall seamless sound with Dolby enabled speakers, allowing the ideal reproduction of three-dimensional surround sound.
MCACC Pro Auto Room Tuning
MCACC Pro, the pinnacle of Pioneers auto room tuning technology, analyses the phase and group delay characteristics to precisely control phase differences between speakers. MCACC Pro corrects phase differences in all ranges and all channels, from phase difference in the original audio material to the sound emitted from the speakers.