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Sound-tuned by the legendary Air Studios, the THX ULTRA2 Plus certified SC-LX87-K brings studio quality sound to your living room. Using only high-end components – each rigorously calibrated and tuned – this receiver allows you to experience film and music exactly as the creators intended.

The SC-LX87 integrates an ESS Technology Inc. SABRE 32bit Ultra DAC, the industry’s benchmark for audio digital-to-analogue conversion, to reproduce music with unsurpassed fidelity. With an Audio Scaler on board even regular CD quality content can be upscaled up to 192 kHz/32 bit to create a “high-resolution” experience. Unique to this receiver is an asynchronous USB-DAC, allowing direct USB connection with a Mac or PC and supporting 192 kHz/32 bit music file content. . It plays back DSD files, high-resolution AIFF, Apple Lossless, WAV and FLAC files for which gapless playback is supported as well.

A built-in ECO Mode lets you save energy without compromising on sound and video performance. Compatible (free) smartphone/tablet apps include the advanced remote control app iControlAV2013.

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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.

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.

Energy efficient settings

Use the ECO Mode to save energy. It analyses your sources in real time, adjusting power consumption accordingly to meet your needs, or you can choose the power-saving settings that are right for you. You can control ECO Mode using the receiver's front panel, the included remote control, or the ECO Manager page of Pioneer's free iControlAV2013 for your smartphone or tablet.

The remote reinvented

iControlAV lets you modify all important receiver functions from your smartphone or tablet (iOS / Android). The 2013 version brings a new user interface and easy to navigate feature menu, as well as a dedicated “ECO MANAGER” page for energy efficient settings. PUSH PLAYER, Pioneer’s new music streaming setting, lets you access the music libraries stored on your device and create playlists that can be streamed wirelessly to the receiver, all from within the app.

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.

Loves your mobile devices

Connect your Apple device (via USB) or Android device (via MHL) directly to the receiver to view stored photos or videos. You can also stream directly from e.g. YouTube to your LCD TV. HTC Connect makes it easy to wirelessly stream your music straight from your HTC One phone.

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.

Built-in USB-DAC

The AV Receiver integrates an asynchronous USB-DAC, which eliminates jitter and reproduces master quality sound with extremely precise audio signals, even for Hi-bit32 Signal Processing. It allows a direct USB connection with a Mac or PC, supporting native DSD and 192kHz/32-bit music files.

Advanced Multi-Channel Stereophonic Philosophy

  • Direct Energy HD Amplifier
  • Yes
  • Audio Scaler 192 kHz/32-bit Enhancer
  • Yes
  • Full Band Phase Control
  • Yes
  • Phase Control
  • Yes
  • Pioneer Advanced MCACC Room Calibration
  • Yes
  • THX
  • THX Ultra2 Plus

Audio Technologies

  • ESS SABRE32192 kHz/32-bit Audio DAC
  • Yes
  • Advanced Sound Retriever (Multi-ch)/Sound Retriever Link
  • Yes
  • Auto Sound Retriever/Auto Sound Retriever for ARC
  • Yes
  • Auto Level Control (Multi-ch)
  • Yes
  • PQLS with HDMI (Bit-stream/Multi-ch/2ch)
  • Yes
  • Optimum Surround
  • Yes
  • Speaker Configurations
  • Yes (12 patterns)
  • Virtual Speakers (Wide/Height/Surround Back)
  • Yes
  • Virtual Depth
  • Yes
  • Advanced Surround Modes (11 + 1 modes)
  • Yes
  • Front Stage Surround Advance/Wide Surround
  • Yes

Video Technologies

  • 3D Ready (Blu-ray Disc®, Broadcast and Games)
  • Yes
  • 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

Connectivity

  • 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
  • Yes
  • 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)
  • Yes
  • Gapless Playback for AIFF, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC
  • Yes
  • Internet Radio (vTuner)
  • Yes

Advanced Control

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

Specifications

  • Simultaneous Power Output
  • Total 850W
  • Rated Power Output (1 kHz, 1 % THD, 6 ohms 1ch Driven)
  • 220 W/ch
  • Rated Power Output (1 kHz, 1 % THD, 6 ohms 1ch Driven)
  • 260 W/ch
  • Maximum Power Output (1 kHz, 10 % THD, 4 ohms 1ch Driven)
  • 370 W/ch
  • Dimensions (W x H x D)
  • 435 x 185 x 441 mm
  • Weight
  • 18.0 kg
  • Power Consumption (in use/standby)
  • 370 W/0.1 W
  • Power Requirements
  • AC 220-230/240V, 50/60 Hz

*1 DoP only for DSD
*2 USB Only
*3 With AS-WL300 optional wireless LAN converter
*4 With AS-BT200/AS-BT100 optional adapte