Posted Wed Jun 22, 2016 at 05:30 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The company's newest Elite receiver has been detailed.
Pioneer has announced its latest AV receiver. The Elite SC-LX501 7.2 Channel Network AVR ($1,000) is set to start shipping next month. Like all 2016 Elite AV receivers, the model will come with a three-year warranty
The Class D3 7.2 channel receiver features 560W multi-channel simultaneous drive (8 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1.0 %) / 180W/ch (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 0.9 %, 1ch Driven FTC) / 120W/ch (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, THD 0.08 %, 2ch Driven FTC). Likewise, the device uses a high grade 384 kHz/32 bit DAC (AK4458) produced by AKM. Dolby Atmos support is integrated out of the box and DTS:X support will be added through an upcoming firmware upgrade, offering support for 5.1.2ch/5.2.2 immersive audio configurations with Reflex Optimizer tech for Atmos enabled speakers.
Multiroom audio, a new user friendly GUI, MCACC automatic room calibration technology, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and AirPlay are all included as well, and the unit is Google Cast and TIDAL ready. In addition, the receiver can pass 4K/60p/4:4:4 24-bit video signal transmissions with HDCP 2.2 technology, HDR, and BT.2020. Pioneer's "Super Resolution" tech is also incorporated, allowing users to upscale HD content to 4K. Finally, high-resolution audio playback is supported as well, including (192 kHz / 24-bit) in FLAC, WAV, AIFF and Apple lossless file formats, and DSD (2.8/5.6/11.2 MHz).
Pioneer's Elite SC-LX501 7.2 Channel Network AVR is now on hand at CE Week booth #118 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. In addition, the company is showcasing several other audio products, including receivers, headphones, and speakers, along with a portable audio player and turntable.
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