Features

High-grade components for exceptional multi-channel sound

The sound professionals from the renowned Air Studios in London have cooperated on the fine tuning of this receiver and awarded the model the coveted Monitor Certification following a detailed inspection. This is only possible because the SC-LX 79 is structured with high-grade components and tried-and-tested circuits down to the smallest detail. This all begins with the casing which, as part of the elaborate 3D Spaceframe engineering process, uncouples the individual working groups from each other in such a good way that is only otherwise possible in separate processor end block combinations. With eight HDMI inputs (including one on the front side), which are in accordance with the new 2.2 HDMI standard and process Ultra-HD signals, the SC-LX 79 can also easily manage complex home cinemas which, thanks to three independent HDMI outputs, can also be distributed across several rooms. The MCACC Pro calibration system is available for ultra-precise adaptation of the sound to the room; in addition to automatic fine-tuning, it also facilitates numerous manual fine tuning options for advanced users. All sound formats benefit from this system, from classic analog stereo from the integrated phono input, up to the newest surround-sound formats. With Spotify Connect, internet radio, Bluetooth, AirPlay and HiRes-compatible DLNA streaming, the 17.7 kilo receiver is networked in the best possible way. It provides you not only with entertainment that is not only high in quality, but also extremely flexible and varied.

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Enjoy Spotify

With the digital streaming service Spotify enjoy millions of songs just when you want to. This receiver is ready for Spotify Connect with which you can select songs via an app and listen to on your audio system.

Dolby Atmos, DTS:X

This device supports the newest Dolby Atmos and (after a free update) DTS:X surround-sound formats. With their object-oriented designs these formats facilitate a perfect wraparound sound with precisely placed effects and realistic movement sequences in all three spatial axes. In this respect loudspeaker arrangements of up to 11.2 channels are supported.

Stream with ease

AirPlay compatibility allows enthusiasts 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.

4K Ultra-HD scaling

Give your Ultra-HD Display the food it needs. This Pioneer device is not only fully compatible with all available high-definition video signals, its high-performance video scaler also produces 4K images, even from low-resolution material. In this way, with up to 20 times as many pixels, even your old DVDs will gain a new dimension where both focus and interference are concerned.

Easy setup & full control

The Start-up Navi app is available to assist you during set up of your AV Receiver. As you proceed with the wizard, all setup including network settings will be completed smoothly. With the iControlAV5 app, you can control all important functions from your smartphone or from your tablet (iOS /Android).

Professional room calibration

MCACC PRO analyses the sound field of your speakers and automatically adjusts their virtual size, level, distance and response, as well as the equaliser settings for an excellent audio response. MCACC PRO offers full support of the Dolby Atmos surround format.

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.

High-quality sound from top drawer

The quality of the sound tuning from the famous AIR Studios is recognized as the absolute standard in the hi-fi world. Together with engineers from AIR Studios, we have tuned this amplifier at great expense to such an extent that it can reproduce audio signals as clear and precise as the original recordings.

Direct Energy HD amplifiers

Thanks to a meticulous overhaul of all its components and uncompromising performance optimization, the Direct Energy HD amplifiers now deliver an even fuller, more powerful sound with impressive output power on all channels, even during simultaneous operation.

Audio Technologies

  • Phase Control
  • Yes
  • Auto Phase Control Plus
  • Yes
  • MCACC Pro Room Calibration
  • Yes
  • Advanced MCACC Room Calibration
  • -
  • MCACC Room Calibration
  • -
  • Standing Wave Control
  • Yes
  • PQLS with HDMI (Bit-stream/Multi/2ch)
  • Yes
  • Auto Sound Retriever
  • Yes
  • Auto Sound Retriever for ARC
  • Yes
  • Sound Retriever Link
  • -
  • Advanced Sound Retriever
  • Yes
  • Sound Retriever AIR
  • -
  • Auto Level Control
  • Yes
  • Hi-bit24 Audio Signal Processing
  • -

Video Technologies

  • Ultra HD (4K) Upscaling
  • Yes
  • Ultra HD (4K) Pass Through
  • Yes
  • Precise Conversion for 24p (1080/24p Upscaling)
  • -
  • Stream Smoother
  • Yes
  • Stream Smoother Link
  • Yes
  • Advanced Video Adjust
  • Yes
  • Highly Precise I/P Conversion
  • -
  • Digital Video Converter
  • -
  • Triple HD Video Noise Reduct
  • Yes
  • Deep Colour
  • Yes
  • x.v.Colour
  • Yes

Audio Formats & Licenses

  • Dolby Atmos
  • Yes
  • DTS-HD Master Audio/Dolby TrueHD
  • Yes
  • DTS:X
  • Yes
  • DTS Neo:X|11.1
  • Yes
  • DTS Neo:X/7.1
  • -
  • Dolby TrueHD Loudness Management
  • -
  • DSD Playback (2.8 MHz)
  • Yes

Sophisticated Listening Modes

  • Various Speaker Settings
  • Yes
  • Wide Surround
  • -
  • Virtual Height
  • Yes
  • Virtual Surround Back
  • Yes
  • Virtual Wide
  • Yes
  • Virtual Depth
  • -
  • Front Stage Surround Advance
  • -

Connectivity

  • HDMITM (3D, ARC)
  • Yes
  • Made for iPod, iPhone, and iPad
  • Yes
  • Digital Audio from iPod/iPhone/iPad via USB
  • Yes
  • iPod/iPhone/iPad Video Playback
  • -
  • AndroidTM Audio/Video Playback with MHLTM
  • Yes
  • Front USB Input
  • Yes

Network

  • AirPlay Wireless Audio
  • Yes
  • DLNA CertifiedTM (1.5)
  • Yes
  • HTC ConnectTM Certified
  • Yes
  • Compatible with Windows 8.1
  • Yes
  • Compatible with Windows 8
  • Yes
  • High-Quality Audio Streaming
  • Yes
  • Gapless Playback
  • Yes
  • Internet Radio
  • Yes

Advanced Control

  • iControlAV2015 Ready
  • Yes
  • iControlAV2013 Ready
  • -
  • Bluetooth Ready*1
  • Yes
  • Air Jam Ready
  • -
  • AVNavigator/AVNavigator for iPad
  • Yes
  • Wireless LAN Converter Ready*2
  • -
  • HDMI ZONE Out (HDZONE)
  • Yes
  • Multi-Zone
  • -
  • Control with HDMI
  • -
  • Standby Pass-Through without CEC
  • -
  • HDMI Standby Input Switching
  • -
  • Auto Power Down
  • -

Terminals

  • HDMI Input/Output
  • 8/3
  • USB Input
  • 1
  • Bluetooth Adapter Port
  • -
  • LAN
  • 1
  • Digital Coaxial Input
  • 2
  • Digital Optical Input
  • 2
  • Preamp Output
  • 11.2 ch (13.2 terminals)
  • Audio Input
  • 1
  • AV (Composite) Input
  • 2
  • Component Video Input
  • 2
  • Monitor Video Output (to TV):
  • 1

Specifications

  • Power Output
  • -
  • Front
  • 210 W/ch (6 ohms)
  • Centre
  • 210 W (6 ohms)
  • Surround
  • 210 W/ch (6 ohms)
  • Surround Back
  • 210 W/ch (6 ohms)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D)
  • 435 x 185 x 441 mm
  • Weight
  • 17.6 kg
  • Power Requirements (depends on region)
  • AC 220-230/240 V, 50/60 Hz
  • Power Consumption/During Standby
  • 370 W/0.1 W