Designed for sound perfectionists.

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Audiophiles, brace yourselves! Using only high-end components – each rigorously calibrated – this AV receiver brings studio quality sound into your living room. Professionally tuned by the legendary Air Studios, the SC-LX78 lets you experience film and music exactly as the creators intended.

The SC-LX78 integrates a SABRE 32bit Ultra DAC to reproduce music with unsurpassed fidelity, while the powerful Class D amplifierproduces up to 210 watts output per channel. Thanks to the Audio Scaler, even regular CD quality content can be upsampled up to 192 kHz/32 bit to create a “high-resolution” experience.

Get on-demand access to millions of songs via Spotify Connect and vTuner internet radio, or stream music via DLNA, Apple AirPlay, and Bluetooth using a Wireless LAN Converter (optional AS-WL300 required). Simply connect your iPod/iPhone or Android device - via MHL or HTC Connect - to play back your favourite tunes. The SC-LX78 supports all kinds of hi-res audio files, such as DSD, AIFF, Apple Lossless, WAV and FLAC for an amazing listening experience.

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4K/60p Ultra HD video

Experience four times the current 1080p HD quality with 4K ultra-high resolution video. The receiver's 4K upscaling capabilities - up to 60p - make it possible to enjoy SD or HD content in 4K quality.

Improving audio

The audio scaler upscales your audio by expanding a two-channel digital signal to 32-bit to improve resolution and density. The sampling rate can be increased to 192kHz, reducing noise, and enhancing the characteristics of the digital signal.

Bluetooth adapter ready

Easily stream songs from compatible devices using Bluetooth wireless technology (optional AS-BT200 needed).

Massive power

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 4-16Ω speaker support.

Stream with ease

DLNA and AirPlay are widely supported on PCs, laptops, smartphones and other devices. As this receiver is DLNA and AirPlay certified, you can easily stream audio from such a device. Apple's AirPlay lets you stream music from your entire iTunes library.

Hi-Res multi-channel 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.

Always in full control

With the iControlAV5 app, you can control all important functions from your smartphone or from your tablet (iOS / Android). Thanks to the newly built-in AVNavigator, you no longer need to install any software.

Multi-zone capabilities

All new amplifiers offer simultaneous entertainment in multiple zones – including a HDZone with a dedicated HDMI output to an additional room. Up to four different mobile devices running Pioneer’s iControlAV5 App can simultaneously control the AV receiver to take full advantage of its multi-room capabilities.

Enjoy Spotify Connect

Enjoy on demand access to millions of songs with Spotify’s digital streaming service. This AV receiver is ready for Spotify Connect SG/Spotify Connect MY, which lets you select songs on your Spotify app to listen to on your audio system.

Advanced Multi-Channel Stereophonic Philosophy

  • Direct Energy HD Amplifier
  • Yes
  • Audio Scaler 192 kHz/32-bit Enhancer
  • Full Band Phase Control
  • Phase Control
  • Yes
  • Pioneer Advanced MCACC Room Calibration
  • THX

Audio Technologies

  • ESS SABRE32192 kHz/32-bit Audio DAC
  • Yes
  • Advanced Sound Retriever (Multi-ch)/Sound Retriever Link
  • Yes (Multi-ch)
  • Auto Sound Retriever/Auto Sound Retriever for ARC
  • Yes
  • Auto Level Control (Multi-ch)
  • Yes (Multi-ch)
  • PQLS with HDMI (Bit-stream/Multi-ch/2ch)
  • Yes
  • Optimum Surround
  • Yes
  • Speaker Configurations
  • Yes
  • Virtual Speakers (Wide/Height/Surround Back)
  • Yes
  • Virtual Depth
  • Yes
  • Advanced Surround Modes (11 + 1 modes)
  • Yes
  • Front Stage Surround Advance/Wide Surround
  • Yes (Focus)

Video Technologies

  • 3D Ready (Blu-ray Disc®, Broadcast and Games)
  • Ultra HD (4K) Upscaling / Pass Through
  • Yes
  • Precise Conversion (1080/24p and 4k/24p)
  • Yes
  • Stream Smoother/Stream Smoother Link
  • Yes
  • Advanced Video Adjust
  • Yes
  • Triple HD Video Noise Reduction
  • Yes
  • Deep Colour (36-bit)/"x.v.Colour"
  • Yes

Audio Formats & Licenses

  • Dolby TrueHD
  • Yes
  • Dolby TrueHD Loudness Management
  • Yes
  • DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Yes
  • DTS Neo:X
  • Yes


  • HDMITM (3D, ARC)
  • Yes
  • Made for iPod, iPhone and iPad
  • Yes
  • Android™ Audio/Video Playback and Charging with MHLTM
  • Yes
  • Front USB Input
  • Yes

Network Features and Playable PC Files

  • AirPlay Wireless Audio
  • DLNA Certified™ (1.5)
  • Yes
  • Compatible with Windows® 8
  • Yes
  • Music File Playback via LAN/USB*1
  • Yes
  • 192 kHz/24-Bit Audio Playback (AIFF, WAV, FLAC)
  • Gapless Playback for AIFF, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC
  • Yes
  • Internet Radio (vTuner)
  • Yes

Advanced Control

  • iControlAV2013 App Ready
  • AVNavigator for Windows/Mac/iPad
  • Yes
  • 2013 Pioneer PC Setup
  • Wireless LAN Converter Ready*2
  • Yes
  • Bluetooth Ready/Air Jam Ready*3
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Multi-Zone
  • 4 Zone
  • Control with HDMI
  • Yes
  • ECO Mode
  • Auto Power Down/HDMI Standby Input Switching
  • Yes
  • Power Save for HDMI Standby Through
  • Yes
  • Simple Overlay OSD/GUI
  • Yes


  • Simultaneous Power Output
  • Total 810W
  • Rated Power Output (1 kHz, 1 % THD, 6 ohms 1ch Driven)
  • 210 W/ch
  • Rated Power Output (1 kHz, 1 % THD, 6 ohms 1ch Driven)
  • 250 W/ch
  • Maximum Power Output (1 kHz, 10 % THD, 4 ohms 1ch Driven)
  • 350 W/ch (4 ohms)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D)
  • 435 x 185 x 441 mm
  • Weight
  • 17.6 kg
  • Power Consumption (in use/standby)
  • 370 W/0.1 W
  • Power Requirements
  • AC 220-230/240V, 50/60 Hz

PIONEER and the Pioneer logo are registered trademarks of Pioneer Corporation.

The impedances indicated are actual values that speakers can present to an amplifier while playing back music. They do not refer to the nominal rated impedances of speakers you use.

HDMI connection may not allow transmission of copyright protected material, depending on the capability of the signal source.

The terms HDMI and HDMI High-Definition Multimedia Interface, and the HDMI Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries.
Dolby, Dolby Atmos, and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
DTS, DTS-HD, the Symbol, & DTS or DTS-HD and the Symbol together are registered trademarks of DTS, Inc.

©DTS, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

DTS, the Symbol, and DTS and the Symbol together are registered trademarks & DTS Neo:X is a trademark of DTS, Inc. ©2012 DTS, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Blu-ray Disc is a registered trademark of the Blu-ray Disc Association.

Windows and the Windows logo are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.

AirPlay works with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with iOS 4.3.3 or later, Mac with OS X Mountain Lion or later, and PC with iTunes 10.2.2 or later.

“Made for iPod” and “Made for iPhone” mean that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod or iPhone respectively, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards. Please note that the use of this accessory with iPod or iPhone may affect wireless performance.

Apple, AirPlay, iPad, iPhone, iPod, iPod touch, iTunes, Mac and OS X are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.
The AirPlay logo is a trademark of Apple Inc.

iOS is a trademark on which Cisco holds the trademark right in the US and certain other countries. DLNA™, the DLNA Logo and DLNA Certified™ are trademarks, service marks, or certification marks of the Digital Living Network Alliance.

“x.v.Colour” is a trademark of Sony Corporation.

"Qdeo" is a trademark of Marvell or its affiliates.

SABRE™ is a trademark of ESS Technology, Inc.

Android and Google Play are trademarks of Google Inc.

MHL, the MHL Logo, and Mobile High-Definition Link are trademarks or registered trademarks of MHL LLC in the United States and other countries.

Spotify and the Spotify logo are trademarks of the Spotify Group, registered in the U.S. and other countries.
vTuner is a registered trademark of Nothing Else Matters Software, Ltd.

Phase Control is a trademark placed on a product with Pioneer's Phase Control Technology concept. The technology enables high-grade sound reproduction environment by improving the phase matching for each of the components.

For details on iPod compatibility, visit http://pioneer.jp/homeav/support/ios/ao/