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Enjoy powerful upscaling and high-quality sound with this Pioneer A/V receiver. The 9.2-channel surround sound lets you experience movies with exceptional audio quality and hear everything that's going on around you as though you're actually in the film. This Pioneer A/V receiver has multiple HDMI ports so that you can connect a variety of monitors to it. Includes HDMI 4K Ultra HD and 3D pass-through technologies for compatibility with 3D TVs, Blu-ray players and gaming consoles and 4K Ultra HD TVs.

Overview

Enjoy powerful upscaling and high-quality sound with this Pioneer A/V receiver. The 9.2-channel surround sound lets you experience movies with exceptional audio quality and hear everything that's going on around you as though you're actually in the film. This Pioneer A/V receiver has multiple HDMI ports so that you can connect a variety of monitors to it. Includes HDMI 4K Ultra HD and 3D pass-through technologies for compatibility with 3D TVs, Blu-ray players and gaming consoles and 4K Ultra HD TVs.

Class D³ Amplifier (Direct Energy HD Amplifier)

With the Class D³ Direct Energy High fidelity class D) Amplifier, the SC-LX901 is ready to meet the needs of the latest HD content. With our MOSFET, the Direct Power FET, this simple, high powered solution is provided to fully meet today’s AV entertainment standards. The custom bypass capacitors further enhance the advantages of the Class D3 amplifier, producing powerful bass while also delivering the subtle details.

High-Power Simultaneous Multi-Channel Drive
With Class AB amplifiers, driving all channels at full power is only possible for a short time, at around 300 W to 400 W power output. The SC-LX901’s Class D3 Amplifier has the ability to simultaneously drive 11-channels at 850 W power output, while efficiently delivering dynamic content.

Quick-Response Sound
The Direct Power FET is directly connected to the print circuit board without any additional wiring. This simple structure maximizes audio performance by reduced noise and improved switching, offering a quick-responding sound, perfect for digital content playback.

High Efficiency
The Class D3 Amplifier has been designed with a simple structure to take a straight and short signal path, resulting in improved sound quality.

Improved Circuit Design (LX)

This receiver is equipped with dedicated ICs on the circuit board, all in the pursuit of delivering crisp, clean sound. The operational amplifier IC for processing small signal is set apart from the amplifying section to prevent mutual interference. This allows clear signal to be transmitted to the Direct Power FET.

Low Heat Generation

The simple form of the Direct Power FET has the advantage of improved thermal characteristics. In addition to the upper-side heat dissipation from the heat sink, the circuit board’s heat radiation feature is also utilized for downward heat dissipation, providing efficient cooling for a superior performance.

Separate Design for Analog Small Signal

Dedicated ICs are lavishly used on the circuit in pursuit of ideal sound. The Op-amp IC for processing small signal is set apart from the amplifying section to prevent mutual interference. This allows clear signal to be transmitted to the Direct Power FET. Additionally, the Rubycon chip film capacitor MU 25p further reduces the influence of residue noise from the high power section.

ESS SABRE32 Ultra DAC

The highly acclaimed 192 kHz/32-bit ESS SABRE32 Ultra DAC (ES9016S) is adopted to deliver exceptional sound, with ultra-low distortion and high signal-to-noise ratio. It offers jitter-free performance for an astounding audio reproduction with rich deep bass, maximizing the full potential of Pioneer’s Class D3 amplifiers.

Low Leakage Flux Power Transformer

The power transformer features minimum leakage flux, ensuring low noise with increased S/N ratio.

Multi-Dimensional Excitement with Dolby Atmos (LX)

This receiver is compatible with 7.2.4ch/7.2.2ch/5.2.4ch configuration of the latest home theater sound platform, Dolby Atmos. The SC-LX901can reproduce object-oriented compapatible movies/music in smooth, curving movements, or the realistic three-dimensional movement overhead by utilizing Dolby Atmos Enabled and/or in-ceiling speakers.

Dolby Atmos Room Requirements
Using the Pioneer Elite Dolby Atmos Enabled Speakers you will need the following in order to use the Dolby Atmos-enabled capability of these speakers, the listening room ceiling should have horizontal flat hard surface (for audio reflection) and a height of 8’ to 14’.

DTS:X

DTS:X is the next-generation audio codec from DTS that leverages object-based audio to enable new immersive and interactive audio experiences. Since DTS:X can automatically adapt the audio to the existing channels and speaker system, no specific speaker layout is required. Experience an immersive soundscape with incredibly rich and life-like audio.

Google Cast

This receiver has Google Cast, the same technology behind Chromecast built-in, so you can use your mobile device to cast your favorite music, radio, or podcasts to your speaker. You can control the audio from anywhere in the house using Cast-enabled apps running on your personal device—iPhone, iPad, Android phone and tablet, Mac and Windows laptop, and Chromebook.

Ultra HD (4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit) Upscaling/Pass-Through with HDCP 2.2

The feature lets you take advantage of the highest-quality video source for viewing on a 4K TV. With support for HDCP 2.2, you can enjoy premium content such as 4K videos with digital copy protection on a compatible display. What’s more, this receiver is ready for the HDR (High Dynamic Range) and BT.2020 next generation video standards.

* Supports up to 4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit with HDCP 2.2 on HDMI IN (1/2/3) and HDMI OUT (MAIN/SUB).

MCACC Auto Room Tuning

Create the optimum acoustic environment with Pioneer’s MCACC (Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration System), developed with the expertise of professional recording studios. With the custom microphone, the system automatically compensates for differences in speaker size, level and distance, and equalizes response.

Full Band Phase Control

Pioneer’s Phase Control technology effectively eliminates phase lag and significantly improves the multi-channel sound without any extra operation. Furthermore, The Full Band Phase Control technology focuses on the group delay in the speaker network filter, and adjusts the phase of each unit as well as the group delay for each speaker. Multi-range speakers gain the sound coherence of full-range speakers, while retaining the wide frequency range advantage. In an environment where the phase of all units and all channels are precisely controlled, a remarkably clear sound location with a surrounding feel is achieved. In combination with MCACC Pro, the ideal multi-channel reproduction environment can be created, which faithfully replicates object audio and the intention of the original content developer.

Advanced Sound Retriever

The Advanced Sound Retriever restores the output of compressed audio—such as WMA, AAC, and MP3—to the level of CD sound. The technology creates new signals to restore the minor details left out during the compression process. Advanced Sound Retriever for multi surround sound is compatible with DVD soundtracks featuring Dolby Digital or DTS.

Reflex Optimizer

Reflex Optimizer layers MCACC for more accurate measurement when using enabled speakers. High directivity sound reflects off the ceiling, while low directivity sound directly reaches the ears. This difference causes a phase shift, making the sound feel uncomfortable. To solve this, the new technology optimizes the performance of your up-firing elevation speakers for your listening environment, by aligning the phase of direct and indirect sound, matching the basic tone, and optimizing the upward-oriented frequencies. The result is overall seamless sound with Dolby Atmos enabled speakers, allowing the ideal reproduction of three-dimensional surround sound.

Multi-room Audio Offers a Variety of Ways to Enjoy Music

This receiver will support FireConnect Powered by Blackfire with future firmware update. FireConnect is a stable wireless protocol that mirrors any audio source connected to the receiver—from vinyl to streaming audio—on optional FireConnect compatible speakers in other rooms.

Construction

Advanced Direct Construction
Less is more in circuitry design. Advanced Direct Construction allows the shortest and simplest signal paths—from input to output, circuit block by circuit block—to reduce distortion that can be caused by transmission loss, and to improve sonic clarity.

3D Space Frame Construction
The 3D Space Frame Construction is developed to clearly define the mechanical grounding of the chassis and make the structure strong enough to support heavy weight. Perfected by repeated CAE strength analysis and tests, this technology allows each part to deliver maximum performance. Interference is also reduced by separating and insulating the power supply, amp, analog circuit, digital circuit and video sections from one another.

The SC-LX901 comes with this Advanced 3D Space Frame structure, featuring precise framework design, separating the power supply block, and isolating the analog video/audio and digital functional blocks into specific compartments. This reduces interference by flat cables between the blocks and improves the operating characteristics to accurately reproduce even the most delicate signals.

Rigid Trans-Stabilizer
The rigid trans-stabilizer acoustically insulates the transformer and eliminates unwanted vibration, enhancing sound clarity.

Anti-Standing Wave Insulator
The Anti-Standing Wave Insulator has been developed through repeated listening tests, featuring a special form with no parallel sides inside to prevent cavity resonance. This makes the sound localization, tone, and scale clearer, while also enhancing the seamless connection between the channels, and the response to quick sound. The insulator enriches the realistic spatial description for movies, and the space representation of a concert hall for music sources.

Separated Pre and Power Amplifiers Blocks
Being compact and highly efficient, the Class D3 amplifier has allowed remarkably smaller heat sink and greater flexibility in circuit design and layout, and the ideal separate structure with independent pre and power amplifier blocks is realized. Additionally, the power supply for digital and analog circuits has been isolated to provide clean power, significantly contributing to clear signal transmission which is the basis for high-quality sound.

Clean Grounding with Insulated Dual Chassis
Steel plates shield the power amplifier block to eliminate unwanted noise caused by mutual interference, while Pioneer original Insulated Dual Chassis connects the power amplifier’s chassis to the main chassis via special insulators. The pre and power amplifier blocks are electrically separated, enabling the optimal ground design for each block. With thorough clean grounding and elimination of interference between the circuits and load changes, the sound quality and performance equivalent to separate amplifiers combined within a single chassis is achieved.

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GENERAL
Sound channels 9.2
Power output • Power Output: Watts per Channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.08 %, 2 ch Driven FTC) 140 W/ch
• Power Output: Watts per Channel (4 ohms, 1 kHz, 1 %, 2 ch Driven) 255 W/ch
• Power Output: (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1 %, 1ch Driven FTC) 200 W/ch
• Power Output: Watts Multi ch Simultaneous Drive (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 1 %) 810 Watts
Power consumption (max) 320 W
Total harmonic distortion 1 %
Frequency range (Hz) 20 Hz - 20,000 Hz
Video compatibility 4K
3D ready Yes
Atmos Compatible Yes
Dolby Digital Yes
DTS Yes
HD audio capability Yes
Additional surround formats • DTS:X/DTS Neural:X
• Dolby® TrueHD/Dolby Digital Plus
• DTS-HD Master Audio/DTS-HD High Resolution Audio/DTS 96/24/DTS-ES/DTS-HD Express
Numbers of Zones 3
Bluetooth Built-in
User interface On-screen:GUI
Certifications AIR Studios Sound Tuning Certification
Additional information • Advanced Direct Construction
• Rigid Trans-Stabilizer
• Anti-Standing Wave Insulator
I/O
AM/FM Yes
Phono input Yes
HDMI inputs 8
HDMI outputs 2
Component inputs 2
Composite Video inputs 2
Composites Audio Inputs (Analog) 2
Optical digital inputs 3
Coaxial digital input 2
Headphone output Yes
Network Yes
iPod compatible Yes
Sirius/XM Radio Ready No
RS-232 Yes
USB Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
DIMENSIONS
Width 17.1 inch(es) / 43.43 cm
Height 7.3 inch(es) / 18.54 cm
Depth 7.4 inch(es) / 18.8 cm
Weight 38.49 lb(s) / 17.46 kg
WARRANTY
Warranty 3 Years Parts and Labor
UPC
UPC# 889951000204
Deal ends 2017-07-27
Deal ends 2017-08-03

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