With this flagship AV receiver you will experience all your favourite films and music exactly as the creators intended. The SC-LX88 features only high-end components, each rigorously calibrated and professionally tuned by the legendary Air Studios, to bring studio quality sound right into your living room.

Especially for audiophiles, we equipped the SC-LX88 with a SABRE 32bit Ultra DAC and a powerful Class D Amplifier. Together, they reproduce music with unsurpassed fidelity, up to 220 watts per output channel. Unique to this AV receiver is the asynchronous USB-DAC, which allows a direct USB connection for your Mac or PC, supporting Native DSD and 192 kHz/32-bit audio content.

The cherry on the cake is the newest surround sound technology: Dolby Atmos. The SC-LX88 allows you to place overhead speakers for a multi-layered, dynamic, and three-dimensional sound that is completely in sync with the screen view, providing total immersion with unprecedented sound localisation and movement.

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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.

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.

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
  • Full Band Phase Control
  • Phase Control
  • Pioneer Advanced MCACC Room Calibration
  • THX

Audio Technologies

  • ESS SABRE32192 kHz/32-bit Audio DAC
  • 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 (Windows 8)
  • Music File Playback via LAN/USB*1
  • 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
  • Yes
  • 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 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 (4 ohms)
  • 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