Pioneer's SC-LX57 is a phenomenally sounding 9.2 channel AV receiver, complete with a number of high quality functionalities including 4K, 3D, 1080p pass-through, wireless networking (including internet radio) and with integrated Apple AirPlay and DLNA playback abilities. The SC-LX57 is for people who are looking to achieve the best possible performance from all of their media sources, with the great benefit of being all in one place.
A combination of the hefty 9 x 170 watts (6Ω) of high fidelity class D amplification and the precisely designed signal paths enable the SC-LX57 to deliver a clear and pure sound with the ability to comfortably handle the most intense and impacting soundtracks without a stitch. The receiever has 9 HDMI v1.4 inputs (8 to the rear of the unit and 1 on the front) and 3 outputs (with 3D and 4K pass-through capability), these HDMI ports also decode a number of high definition formats, including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio with support for full HD 1080p video images. The SC-LX57 is an ideal match for your Blu-ray player and will truly bring out the best possible performance for your other audio visual equipment also. The unit also makes use of Dolby Pro Logic IIz processing, which is said to give the stereofield/soundstage an additional dimension by directly driving two loudspeakers placed above your screen, this process aids to a new level of realistic film viewing.
USB connectivity is supported via the porn on the front panel of the machine. This allows you to plug in your Apple device and enjoy all of your audio from a digital domain, through the use of the receiver's onboard DAC. You can also connect compatibe USB memory drives to the unit and play a variety of formats, including MP3, WMA, FLAC or WAV.
|Amplifier power (watts)||9 x 190 (1kHz, 6 Ohms, 1% THD)|
Stereo in (via 2 x RCA/phono)
11.2 channel pre-output
Zone 2 subwoofer pre-out
Zone 2 stereo output (via 2 x RCA/phono)
Zone 3 stereo output (via 2 x RCA/phono)
Headphone socket (via 6.3mm (1/4") stereo jack)
|Auto microphone/room calibration||Yes - Pioneer MCACC setup and calibration|
iPad 2, 3G, 4G(*), mini(*)
* Audio only
|DAC/Digital bits||D/A Converter:192 kHz / 32-bit
A/D Converter:192 kHz / 24-bit
|Digital audio||2 x Optical in (via Toslink)
2 x Coaxial in (via RCA/phono socket)
1 x Optical out (via toslink)
All digital connections are input assignable
|DSP, eq. modes & audio options||"Sound retriever" mode enhances poorly compressed audio to bring closer to CD quality. Bass, treble & loudness controls.
Advanced pre-set listening modes (Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Mono Film, Entertainment Show, Expanded Theater, TV Surround, Advanced Game, Sports, Classical, Rock/Pop, Unplugged, Extended Stereo, Front Stage Surround Focus, Front Stage Surround Wide + Phones Surround).
Dialogue Enhancement mode makes spoken word content clearer.
"Stream Direct" bypasses all decoding and DSP modes.
Supports multi-channel PQLS HDMI timing system, which eliminates jitter and its resulting distortion and delivers a stable and clear sound from PQLS-enabled sources
|Extra||Phase control, auto level control automatically adjusts sound level to stop fluctuations between tracks, Symmetric EQ mode.
HTC Connect lets you stream wirelessly from your HTC phone.
|Key decoding||Dolby Digital, Digital EX, Digital Plus, Pro Logic II, Pro Logic IIx, Pro Logic IIz, True HD
DTS, DTS-ES, Neo X, 96/24, DTS-Express, HD High Resolution Audio, HD Master Audio
THX Certified (THX Select2 Plus)
Surround Modes- 11 + 1 for Phones
|Networking||Ethernet wired networking (via RJ45 connection) allows Internet Radio functions, streaming from other DLNA compatible devices, Apple Airplay (with wireless router)|
|On-screen display||Yes, advanced graphical display|
|Speaker outputs||4mm banana plugs/binding posts can be configured for:
9.2 with additional front high/wide speakers (using Dolby ProLogic IIz processing)
7.2 with 2nd zone (using 2nd set of stereo speaker outputs)
7.2 with bi-amped front speakers and 2nd zone
7.2 with additional front high/wide speakers and 2nd zone
5.2 with 2nd/3rd zone
|Supplied accessories||Remote control, AM & FM indoor antennas, AS-WL300 wireless LAN converter|
|Tuner||FM (with RDS & RadioText) and AM with 63 presets.
|Video format conversion||Yes, conversion of all inputs to HDMI with 1080p upscaling. Also supports down-conversion of component video to composite video|
|Video/Audio inputs & outputs||REAR:
8 x HDMI in (support 1080/24p video, 1080p upscaling, 3D pass-through & multi-channel audio)
2 x Component video in (input assignable, via 2 sets of 3 x RCA/phono)
1 x video/audio loop (composite video & stereo line in and out)
3 x video/audio in (composite video & stereo line in)
3 x HDMI, 1 x Component video & 2 x composite video monitor outputs
2 x IR in and 1 x out (for connection of compatible infrared receiver)
2 x 12V trigger out
FM/AM antenna sockets
Ethernet (LAN) network socket for connection to a home broadband router for Internet radio functionality
Adaptor socket for connection to separately available AS-BT200 Bluetooth adaptor
USB charge port for AS-WL300 Wireless Converter
USB socket (For direct digital connection of iPod, iPad or iPhone and connecting other USB devices)
iPod video in (via RCA/phono)
|W x H x D (mm)||435 x 185 x 441|
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