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Pioneer SC-LX88 9.2 Dolby Atmos AV Receiver

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The Pioneer SC-LX88 is a new flagship 9.2 channel AV Receiver, delivering 260 watts of power, as well as a host of cutting edge features and innovations, most notably Dolby's revolutionary Atmos technology. Pioneer have used high quality audiophile grade components throughout to ensure that the SC-LX88 goes above and beyond the performance levels expected from an AV Receiver, delivering rich and detailed audio previously only dreamed of in multi-channel systems.

Support fot the latest technologies such as 4K 60p and HDMI 2.0 make the SC-LX88 well and truly future-proof, while a range of connectivity options such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirPlay and Spotify Connect make connecting to and operating the SC-LX88 a breeze. aptX Bluetooth technology enables you to wirelessly enjoy your music in lossless CD quality sound from a smartphone, laptop or tablet. 

The perfect picture

These new high-end amplifiers are fully specced up for everything that HDMI 2.0 has to offer. They are ready for Ultra HD resolution 4K / 60p / 4:4:4 video, and are even able to upscale lower resolution video content up to 4K.

Powerful bass sounds

The foundation of almost any kind of music or soundtrack is the bass. That is why we endeavour to get it exactly right. In order to achieve the best possible bass performance, all of Pioneer's new AV receivers are equipped with dual subwoofer outputs and a new subwoofer EQ that is part of the Advanced MCACC (Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration) System.

Even more so, the SC-LX88 features MCACC Pro, which allows you to set the bass parameters independently for each subwoofer output.

Lossless audio quality

Today’s lossless audio formats, such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, offer a compelling, lifelike surround experience. Naturally, these formats are fully supported by all of Pioneer's new AV receivers.

Dolby Atmos

The SX-LX88 offers the latest technology which is revolutionising cinematic sound - Dolby Atmos; enabling you to enjoy immense and immersive soundscapes and cinematic experiences in the comfort of your own home.

Dolby Atmos delivers captivating, multidimensional sound that places and moves specific sounds anywhere in the room, including overhead, to bring entertainment alive all around the audience.

Since its introduction in the cinema in 2012, Dolby Atmos has been embraced by all the major Hollywood studios, 7 Academy Award winning directors, and 16 Academy Award winning sound mixers, among others. Later this year, entertainment enthusiasts will be able to enjoy Dolby Atmos in their home theatres.

Connectivity is key

The new SC-series are designed to be the epicentre of any AV system and offer extensive connectivity options. All models offer a network connection port and a wireless LAN converter. This way, the amplifiers can be used for internet radio (vTuner), Spotify Connect, and network streaming via DLNA and AirPlay. MHL for Android, HTC Connect, and Bluetooth (with aptX compatibility) are featured as well.

Audiophile grade performance

Pioneer strive to reproduce the perfect, audiophile sound experience, no matter the source or type of amplification, exactly as the creators intended. That is why their new AV receivers only use high quality components, such as the SABRE DAC stage and the Direct Energy HD amplifier.

In addition, all models support DSD/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC hi-res stereo audio files, as well as multichannel FLAC/WAV 5.0 and 5.1 24 bit/96 kHz.

User interface

Despite the wealth of features in the new SC-series, Pioneer managed to keep the user interface straightforward and intuitive. Firstly, all new models are equipped with AVNavigator: an intelligent and comprehensive, yet easy-to-use interactive Installation and Operation Guide.

This year, the AVNavigator software is built-in and accessible from a web browser – whether it runs on an iPad/iPhone/iPod touch, an Android device, or a PC or Mac

Pioneer SC-LX88 Network AV Receiver Main Features

· Direct Energy HD amplifier

· Output Power per Channel: 250W

· Impedance at Output Level: 4Ω

· Number of Channels: 9

· 4Ω Speaker Support

· Signal / Noise Ratio:103 dB

· Input Connections

Front:
• 1 x HDMI 
• 1 x USB 2.0 (iPod/iPhone Digital Audio, USB drive)
• 1 x MCACC Setup MIC

Rear:
• 7 x HDMI (1 for HDMI/MHL)
• 1 x Ethernet
• 2 x AV Composite
• 1 x Audio (Assignable)
• 7.1 Multi-channel
• 1 x Phono (MM)
• 2 x Digital Coaxial (Assignable)
• 2 x Digital Optical (Assignable)
• 2 x Component Video (Assignable)
• 1 x USB-DAC (B-Type)
• 2 x IR
• 1 x USB charge port for AXF-7031 Wireless LAN Converter
• 2 x 12V Trigger 
• 1 x RS-232C

· Output Connections

Front:
• 1 x Phones out

Rear:
• 3 x HDMI (2 for MAIN, 1 for MAIN/HDZONE)
• 1 x AV Composite
• 1 x Digital Optical
• 1 x Monitor Component
• 1 x Monitor Composite
• 1 x IR
• 9.2-ch Preout (11.2-ch terminals)

· Plays

• AM/FM Tuner (63 presets)
• Internet Radio with vTuner
• Spotify Ready
• Apple AirPlay

Via LAN/USB:
• MP3, WAV, AAC, WMA, FLAC, AIFF, DSD, and Apple Lossless
• DSD native playback
• DSD direct playback
• iPod Digital Transmission(*)

192 kHz/24-bit audio playback:
WAV, FLAC, and AIFF

Multi-channel audio file playback(**):
WAV, FLAC

Gapless playback:
• MP3, WAV, AAC, FLAC, AIFF, and Apple Lossless(***)

Via HDMI:
• SACD

(*) Via USB
(**) Up to 96 kHz/24-bit, 5.0/5.1 channel
(***) Except multi-channel audio streaming

· MHL Terminal for Android Smartphones

· HD Audio Formats

• Dolby Atmos Upgradable
• Dolby TrueHD
• DTS-HD Master Audio

· Audio Return Channel

· Stand-by Pass Through

· Control with HDMI

· On-Screen Display (GUI)Graphic User Interface with Album Artwork (HDMI only)

7 languages :
• Dutch
• English
• French
• German
• Italian
• Russian 
• Spanish

· Sleep Timer

· Firmware updates (via Internet or USB)

· AVNavigator

· Bluetooth (Built-in, with aptX support)

· Internet Radio (vTuner)

· Spotify Connect

· DLNA Certified (v1.5)

· HTC Connect

· Windows 8 Compatible

· Remote Control: Illuminated, learning remote control

· Eco Mode

Input & Output connections

· Bi-Amplifier

· Component Video Input/Output: 2/1 (assignable)

· Composite Video Input/Output: -/1 (assignable)

· Digital Optical Input/Output: 2/1 (assignable)

· Digital Coaxial Input: 2/- (assignable)

· Ethernet

· HDMI Front Input

· HDMI Input/Output8 (1 front, 7 rear) / 3 (2 for MAIN, 1 for MAIN/HDZONE)

· Headphone Input

· IR In/Out: 2/1

· Large speaker terminals

· Multi-Channel Input: 7.1 ch

· Phono Input

· Pre-amp Output, All (9.2 ch)(11.2 ch terminals)

· Speaker System Settings

• 7.2.2ch TMd/FW
• 7.2.2ch TMd/FH
• 5.2.4ch
• 7.2ch + Speaker B
• 7.2ch + Front Bi-Amp
• 7.2ch + HDZONE
• 5.2ch Bi-Amp + HDZONE
• 5.2ch + SP-B Bi-Amp
• 5.2ch F + Surr Bi-Amp
• 5.2ch F + C Bi-Amp
• 5.2ch C + Surr Bi-Amp
• 5.2ch + ZONE 2+3
• Multi-ZONE Music
• 5.2ch + ZONE 2 + HDZONE

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