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2017 AV RECEIVERS
PRODUCT REFERENCE GUIDE
Images for illustrative purposes only
Pioneer SC line components are designed for a very select group of users—those who settle
for nothing less than the best in audio and video entertainment. The state-of-the-art
performance and specifications of these high-end AV receivers are the results of
uncompromising standards of engineering and manufacturing, painstaking selection of parts
and devices, and careful testing of each component.
With Pioneer's Multi-Channel Stereophonic Philosophy as the solid foundation for
reproducing master sound, the SC AV receivers are loaded with advanced features for your
home entertainment. Experience immersive sound of DTS:X® and Dolby Atmos®,
accompanied by the spectacular view of Ultra HD video, HDR10, HLG, and Dolby Vision.
Wireless multi-room audio is easier than ever with FlareConnect™, Chromecast built-in, and
DTS Play-Fi®, while smooth control from smartphones is available with Pioneer original
apps.
This Product Reference Guide introduces the technologies and features that give the special
qualities to the SC AV receivers. We hope the information will help enrich your home
entertainment experience.

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  • Page 1 PRODUCT REFERENCE GUIDE Images for illustrative purposes only Pioneer SC line components are designed for a very select group of users—those who settle for nothing less than the best in audio and video entertainment. The state-of-the-art performance and specifications of these high-end AV receivers are the results of uncompromising standards of engineering and manufacturing, painstaking selection of parts and devices, and careful testing of each component.
  • Page 2 - Subwoofer EQ - SOUND EXPLORER - Full Band Phase Control - PUSH PLAYER - Precision Distance • Ready for Pioneer Remote App - Front Align • User-Friendly GUI with System Setup/Network Menu - 9-Band EQ • Bluetooth Wireless Technology - For Dolby-Enabled Speakers •...
  • Page 3 The shape of the room and furniture placement will Automated acoustic Phase correction calibration by MCACC by Phase Control also limit speaker positions. So Pioneer developed the following three steps to create the ideal reproduction environment within a Professional sound by [t amashi] Step 3...
  • Page 4 Signal Pioneer’s Class D Amplifier has plenty of allowance to simultaneously Input drive multi-channels at 560 W (SC-LX502) to 850 W (SC-LX901) power output, letting you fully enjoy dynamic scenes. SC-LX701/SC-LX502 Amplifier Circuit Configuration Simultaneous Power Output for Pioneer's Class D Amplifier (11ch)
  • Page 5 It offers jitter-free performance for an astounding audio reproduction with rich deep bass, bringing out the full potentials of Pioneer’s Direct Energy HD PML MU Capacitors by Rubycon Corporation amplifiers.
  • Page 6 Front L Front L approximately 5 msec—of the low-frequency signals compared to the main channel signals. As a result, the delayed bass makes the sound lack synchronisation. Pioneer’s Phase Control technology effectively eliminates phase lag and Delay setting: 0 msec Time...
  • Page 7 Subwoofer EQ LX901 LX801 LX701 LX502 The subwoofer EQ featured on the SC-LX901, SC-LX801 and SC-LX701 allows you to adjust the subwoofer tone. For Auto MCACC, the subwoofer EQ is automatically adjusted with EQ type Symmetry, while manual adjustment is available with EQ type All Channel Adjust and Front Align.
  • Page 8 Dolby Atmos content. upward-oriented frequencies. The result is overall seamless sound with Dolby-enabled speakers, allowing the ideal Pioneer Mid-High reproduction of three-dimensional surround sound. 80 Hz 180 Hz...
  • Page 9 AIR Studios is now an acclaimed recording complex, favoured by many of the world’s most popular and renowned musical talents. The SC-LX901 and SC-LX801 have received the AIR Studios Monitor certification. Sound tuning with AIR Studios has been adopted for the top model preceding the SC Series.
  • Page 10: Digital Filter

    AV RECEIVERS REFERENCE GUIDE Audio Technologies Audio Scaler LX901 LX801 LX701 Pioneer’s Audio Scaler technology consists of Hi-bit32, Up-Sampling (192 kHz/32-bit) Up-Sampling, and Digital Filter. The Hi-bit32 Audio Processing The Up-Sampling feature of the Audio Scaler upgrades the sound improves resolution and density, while the Up-Sampling reduces with reduced noise, providing maximum quality audio playback of noise.
  • Page 11 AV RECEIVERS REFERENCE GUIDE Audio Technologies Advanced Sound Retriever Jitterless Transmission for Various Sources LX901 LX801 LX701 LX502 LX901 LX801 LX701 PQLS with HDMI The Advanced Sound Retriever restores the output of compressed audio—such as WMA, AAC, and With the precision quartz controller on the AV receiver, Precision MP3—to the level of CD sound.
  • Page 12 4K videos with digital copy protection. Dolby Vision™ Compatible * Support up to 4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit on HDMI IN 1/2/3/4/5/6 (SC- LX502), HDMI IN 1/2/3/4/5 (SC-LX901/SC-LX801/SC-LX701), and LX901* LX801* LX701* LX502 HDMI OUT 1/2. The AV receivers are Dolby Vision compatible, and let...
  • Page 13: Deep Colour

    AV RECEIVERS REFERENCE GUIDE Video Technologies Deep Colour LX901 LX801 LX701 LX502 Pioneer AV receivers support 36-bit Deep Colour, featuring smooth gradation steps with more accurate precision of brightness and colour information, resulting in superbly detailed, natural colour. 36-bit Deep Colour Image...
  • Page 14: Dts-Hd Master Audio

    MCACC, and the powerful and precise multi-channel output by the speaker output and a sense of height created by the overhead Direct Energy HD Amplifier, the Pioneer AV receivers maximise the speakers. The sound is completely in sync with the screen view, advantages of the DTS:X format.
  • Page 15: Audio Formats

    LX901 LX801 LX701 LX502 In addition to up to 11.2 MHz DSD (Direct Stream Digital) file playback via USB, the Pioneer AV receivers are the first to realise DSD streaming* via wired network. As for other Hi-Res formats, up to 192 kHz/24-bit WAV, FLAC, AIFF, and Apple Lossless files can be played via USB as well as network.
  • Page 16 AV RECEIVERS REFERENCE GUIDE Audio Formats Variable File Play Action LX901 LX801 LX701 Various features to easily access and play your music library are available for the AV receivers. Using the remote control, you can fast forward/fast rewind during playback, and sort songs (alphabetical/track order).
  • Page 17 AV RECEIVERS REFERENCE GUIDE Sophisticated Listening Modes 11ch Speaker Configurations LX901 With the 11-channel power amplifier, you can enjoy the full specifications of the object-based audio speaker layout (7.2.4 channels) without extra amplifiers. In addition, various speaker configurations are available to suit your taste or speaker layout. 7.1.4ch, 5.1.4ch, 7.1.2ch, and 5.1.2ch settings are available for optimum performance when using Dolby Atmos, and these can be used for Dolby enabled speakers.
  • Page 18 AV RECEIVERS REFERENCE GUIDE Sophisticated Listening Modes [E-2] 7.2ch Surround System & Speaker B Bi-Amp [E-3] 7.2ch Surround System & Front Bi-Amp/ZONE 2 [E-4] 7.2ch Surround System & HDZONE Connection Connection Connection (Multi Zone) (Multi Zone) 5.1ch Setting [E-5] 7.2ch Surround System & ZONE 3 Connection [F-2] 5.2ch Surround System &...
  • Page 19 AV RECEIVERS REFERENCE GUIDE Sophisticated Listening Modes 9ch Speaker Configurations LX801 LX701 Dolby Atmos, and these can be used for Dolby-enabled speakers. With speaker terminals for 9 channels and PRE OUT HEIGHT 2 or 6.1.4ch, 4.1.4ch, 6.1.2ch, 4.1.2ch, 3.1.2ch, 2.1.2ch, 6.1ch, 4.1ch, 3.1ch SURR BACK terminals*, various speaker configurations are available and 2.1ch settings are also available.
  • Page 20 AV RECEIVERS REFERENCE GUIDE Sophisticated Listening Modes [F-2] 5.2ch Surround System & Speaker B Bi-Amp [F-3] 5.2ch Surround System & Front Bi-Amp [F-4] 5.2ch Surround System & Front and Center Connection Connection & HDZONE Connection (Multi Zone) Bi-Amp Connection [F-5] 5.2ch Surround System & Front and Surround [F-6] 5.2ch Surround System &...
  • Page 21: Advanced Surround Modes

    Classical, Unplugged, Entertainment Show, Drama, Advanced receiver as a pre-amplifier. Game, Action, Rock/Pop, Sports, Extended Stereo, Extended Mono, Front Stage Surround Advance, Auto Surround—for an Pre-Amp Mode (SC-LX901) optimized sound for your entertainment. No (Normal Use) Extended Stereo 0ch drive...
  • Page 22: Front Usb Input

    HDMI (4K@60, 3D, ARC) ® LX901 LX801 LX701 LX502 Pioneer’s latest AV receivers feature HDMI with 3D technology. You can enjoy the latest 3D Blu- ray Discs, games, and broadcasts by combining the AV receivers with a 3D compatible Blu-ray Disc player, game console, or tuner (STB) and display via HDMI connection.
  • Page 23: Chromecast Built-In

    TuneIn database, offering limitless enabled apps at google.com/cast/apps. entertainment. You can even add broadcast stations unavailable on the TuneIn list. Access the Pioneer internet radio site from * Available with firmware update for SC-LX901/SC-LX801/SC-LX701. your PC/Mac*, and register the desired stations to your favourites list.
  • Page 24 You can enjoy intuitive control developed by Pioneer, freely downloadable from the App for Input, Link, Phase, and Channel Level. Store.
  • Page 25 AV RECEIVERS REFERENCE GUIDE Advanced Control SOUND EXPLORER SOUND EXPLORER lets you easily adjust various sound parameters with intuitive and pleasing operation. It comes in three operation modes. With Fixed Position mode, all icons are neatly positioned in rows. The screen on the playful Drop Icon mode displays continuously falling icons.
  • Page 26 Pioneer Remote App LX901 LX801 LX701 LX502 From cueing up music to switching listening modes or AV sources, Pioneer Remote App offers integrated control across all zones in your home from anywhere within the wireless range. * For iOS and Android, available from the App Store/the Google Play. Please check release notes for device and system requirements.
  • Page 27: Advanced Control

    The GUI offers smooth operation with advanced features and design. You can easily set up the AV receiver straight out of the box by following the step-by-step guidance. The network setup and MCACC menus are also available on the GUI. Home Menu (SC-LX901) MCACC (SC-LX901) EQ Adjust (SC-LX901)
  • Page 28: Multi-Room Audio

    Control with HDMI Music selection, speaker grouping, and playback management across the home are built into the Pioneer Remote App**. LX901 LX801 LX701 LX502 * Sharing audio from external inputs is enabled with a future firmware update.
  • Page 29 AV RECEIVERS REFERENCE GUIDE Advanced Control Firmware Update/Network Setup via Web Control HDMI Standby Input Switching LX901 LX801 LX701 LX502 LX901 LX801 LX701 LX502 By entering the AV receiver’s IP address on the web browser, you can The function switches input source when the primary signal is cut access the Web Control function for firmware update or change the off, and switches back to the primary input when the primary AV receiver’s network settings.
  • Page 30 LX901 LX801 LX701 LX901 LX801 LX701 Steel plates shield the power amplifier block to eliminate unwanted noise caused by mutual interference, while Pioneer- The rigid trans-stabilizer acoustically insulates the transformer original Insulated Dual Chassis connects the power amplifier’s and eliminates unwanted vibration, enhancing sound clarity.
  • Page 31 • Deezer • (firmware update) • (firmware update) • (firmware update) • Advanced Control Ready for iControlAV5 • • • Ready for Pioneer Remote App • • • • User-Friendly GUI with System Setup/Network Menu • • • • Bluetooth ®...
  • Page 32 AV RECEIVERS REFERENCE GUIDE •PIONEER, MCACC, Phase Control, Advanced Sound Retriever, and the logos are registered trademarks of Pioneer Corporation, and are used under license. •AIR STUDIOS and the AIR STUDIOS logo are registered trademarks of Air Studios, Inc. •SABRE™ is a trademark of ESS Technology, Inc.
  • Page 33 AV RECEIVERS REFERENCE GUIDE Product Sheet SC-LX901(B/S)/MGP SC-LX901(B)/MHB SC-LX801(B)/MGP SC-LX701(B/S)/MGP SC-LX701(B)/MHB SC-LX502(B/S)/MGP SC-LX502(B)/MHB...
  • Page 34: Video Features

    11.2-ch Direct Energy HD Network AV Receiver BlAcK SilVEr The SC-LX901 featuring 11.2-ch Direct Energy HD amplifier is fully-equipped for the latest multi-dimensional surround sound formats, DTS:X and Dolby Atmos , featuring the Reflex Optimizer for Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers. With ®...
  • Page 35 For illustration purpose only •PIONEER, MCACC, Phase Control, Advanced Sound Retriever, and the logos are registered trademarks of Pioneer Corporation, and are used under license. •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, Dolby Surround, Dolby Vision, and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
  • Page 36 ® › HDmi Audio return channel (Arc) › A2Dp/AVrcp, codec: SBc/AAc) mcAcc pro Auto room tuning › pioneer remote App ready (ioS/Android™)* › • full Band phase control icontrolAV5 remote control App ready (ioS/Android)* › Subwoofer EQ (4 Band) •...
  • Page 37 For illustration purpose only •PIONEER, MCACC, Phase Control, Advanced Sound Retriever, and the logos are registered trademarks of Pioneer Corporation, and are used under license. •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, Dolby Surround, Dolby Vision, and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
  • Page 38 Wireless technology (Version: 4.1, profile: ® › mcAcc pro Auto room tuning › A2Dp/AVrcp, codec: SBc/AAc) full Band phase control • pioneer remote App ready (ioS/Android™)* › • Subwoofer EQ (4 Band) icontrolAV5 remote control App ready (ioS/Android)* › Advanced Sound retriever (2ch) ›...
  • Page 39 For illustration purpose only •PIONEER, MCACC, Phase Control, Advanced Sound Retriever, and the logos are registered trademarks of Pioneer Corporation, and are used under license. •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, Dolby Surround, Dolby Vision, and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
  • Page 40 Listen to a multitude of songs via internet radio and network streaming services, controlled by the Pioneer Remote App. With Powered Zone 2, and a phono and 7 HDMI inputs, a wide range of options are offered on the SC-LX502.
  • Page 41 ** Download free from the App Store or Google Play. •PIONEER, MCACC, Phase Control, Advanced Sound Retriever, and the logos are registered trademarks of Pioneer Corporation, and are used under license. •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.

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