Pioneer SC-LX901 11.2 Channel AV Receiver £1 999 11.2 Channel AV Receiver,Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, 8x HDMI In,2x Out, USB-DAC, AirPlay, iPod/iPhone/iPad Digital in, Internet Radio,USB input, ships with a 3 Year Warranty.
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Pioneer SC-LX901 Multi-channel 11.2 Receiver
Dolby Atmos Blu ray Disc - worth £50
Free 3 Year Warranty
Free mainland U.K. delivery
11.2-Channel AV receiver with Class D Amplification, Air Studios certification, Dolby Atmos, DTS: X, USB-DAC, 4K Upscaling/Pass Through, Dolby Atmos, Built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and AVNavigator
The SC-LX901 featuring 11.2-ch Class D amplifier is fully-equipped for the latest multi-dimensional surround sound formats, DTS:X and Dolby Atmos, featuring the Reflex Optimizer for Dolby enabled speakers. With Ultra HD (4K/60p/4:4:4) upscaling/pass-through and HDR/BT.2020 standards ready, 4K images are ever more impressive. In addition to internet radio and various network streaming services, with Google Cast* built-in you can use your mobile device to cast your favorite music to the SC-LX901. The multi-zone feature supports powered ZONE 2/ZONE 3 output.
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.
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
The SC-LX901 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
The SC-LX901 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 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.
Easily stream music without the hassle of pairing
Tap the Cast button from your favourite music apps to start streaming to your speakers - adjust the volume or change the song, right from your phone.
Unlike Bluetooth setup, Chromecast works over Wi-Fi so you can connect more than one device to your speakers
at a time and control what's playing from anywhere in the house.
Chromecast enabled apps are available on Android and iOS systems.
Listen to your favourites, anytime.
Choose from millions of songs from popular music services like Spotify, Google Play Music, Pandora or catch up
on current events with NPR podcasts. We're constantly adding new apps so there's no end to the music, online radio stations, and podcasts you can enjoy.
Ultra HD (4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit) Upscaling/Pass-Through with HDCP 2.2
This 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, the SC-LX901 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 (1/2/3/4/5) and HDMI OUT (MAIN/SUB).
When using Dolby 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 unbalanced. 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 enabled speakers, allowing the ideal reproduction of three dimensional surround sound.
Multi-room Audio Offers a Variety of Ways to Enjoy Music
The SC-LX901 will support FireConnect™ Powered by Blackfire* with a future firmware update. FireConnect is a stable wireless protocol that mirrors most audio sources connected to the AV receiver—from vinyl to streaming audio—on optional FireConnect compatible speakers** in other rooms.
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.
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.
The SC-LX901-k has 8 HD inputs to cover all your HD sources and ships with a 3 Year Warranty
|Dolby Atmos - Feel every dimension
This device supports Dolby Atmos and 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. Loudspeaker arrangements of up to 11.2 channels are supported
||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.
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 4-16 Ohm speaker support.
Hi Resolution 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.
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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, which lets you select songs on your Spotify app to listen to on your audio system.
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The SC-LX901 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
Easily stream songs from compatible devices using the built-in Bluetooth wireless technology. This AV receiver features A2DP and Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP). Supported codecs include SBC, AAC, and aptX.
Professional Audio Components
This receiver is equipped with a high quality ESS SABRE32 Ultra DAC, a digital to analogue converter that produces crystal clear sound. The DAC also eliminates jitter, so the signal remains free of digital artefacts.
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.
Design Features includes:
• 3D Space Flame Construction
• Insulated Dual Chassis
• Rigid Trans-Stabiliser
Advanced Video Processing includes :
Ultra HD Pass-through with HDCP 2.2 (4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit, 4K/24p/4:4:4/36-bit, 4K/60p/4:2:0/36-bit)
HDR and BT.2020 Support
Ultra HD Upscaling (1080p 4K)
3D Ready (Blu-ray Disc, Broadcast, and Games)
Deep Colour (36-bit), “x.v.Colour”
Home Network Features:
Integrated Bluetooth / Wi-Fi
AirPlay Wireless Audio
DLNA Certified (1.5)
Compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Music File Playback via LAN/USB (WAV, MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC)
192 kHz/24-bit Music File Playback (FLAC/WAV)
Internet Radio with vTunerr
Using Bluetooth audio streaming you can leave your iPod touch/iPhone/iPad or smartphone anywhere in the room or even carry it with you, while still enjoying your music. Also, you can stream directly from your PC.
The Sound Retriever AIR will restore sound quality lost during streaming.
With your local area network, you can even use your iPhone/iPod touch/iPad as a remote control thanks to our iControlAV home entertainment application. Read more about iControlAV5
HD audio formats are internally decoded for a supreme viewing experience.
A digital iPod USB connection provides direct plug-and-play enjoyment of anything on your iPod, iPad or iPhone. The digital connection guarantees transfer without A/D conversion, for minimal quality loss.
The Advanced Sound Retriever will greatly improve the sound quality of compressed audio.
Also, view your favourite photos and videos on screen, direcly from your iPhone/iPod touch/iPad
11.2 Channel HDMI 2.0 AV Receiver featuring, USB-DAC playback, AirPlay Wireless Audio
- 270W per channel through 4 Ohms
- 810 W Multi-ch Simultaneous Drive (8 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1.0 %)
- 192KHz/24 bit DAC on all Nine Channels
- HDMI Standby pass through
- HDMI Standby input switching
- MCACC Advanced Set up/5 Band
- ESS SABRE32 Ultra DAC (ES9016S)
- Front HDMI (MHL) Input
- Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration (sets up speakers and room acoustics automatically) with 5-Band EQ
- 40 Station Direct Access Tuner with 3 speed Tuning
- Preset Illuminated Remote Control
- On Screen Display (for set up and testing)
- 2x Pre-out for Subwoofer
- Power Consumption: 370W/ 0.1W standby
- Ultra HD Pass-through with HDCP 2.2 (4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit, 4K/24p/4:4:4/36-bit, 4K/60p/4:2:0/36-bit)
- HDR and BT.2020 Support
- Ultra HD Upscaling (1080p 4K)
- 3D Ready (Blu-ray Disc™, Broadcast, and Games)
- Deep Colour (36-bit), “x.v.Colour”
- Direct Energy Amplifier
- Channels: 11
- Amplification Type: Class D (Direct Energy HD)
- 850 W Multi-ch Simultaneous Drive (8 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1.0 %)
- 270 W/ch (4 ohms, 1 kHz, 1ch Driven IEC)
- 200 W/ch (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 1ch Driven IEC)
- Advanced Direct Construction
- Rigid Trans-Stabilizer
- Anti-Standing Wave Insulator
- AIR Studios Sound Tuning
- Dolby Atmos®/Dolby Surround
- DTS:X/DTS Neural:X
- Reflex Optimizer
- Dolby® TrueHD/Dolby Digital Plus
- DTS-HD Master Audio/DTS-HD High Resolution Audio/DTS96/24/DTS-ES/DTS-HD Express
- DSD Direct Playback via Network/USB (11.2, 5.6, 2.8 MHz/2ch)
- DSD Disc (SACD) Playback via HDMI (2.8 MHz/5.1ch, 2ch)
- Digital Core Engine with Cirrus Logic (Quad Core) x1
- ESS SABRE32 Ultra DAC (ES9016S)
- HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)
- MCACC Pro Auto Room Tuning
• Full Band Phase Control
• Precision Distance
• Subwoofer EQ (4 Band)
- Advanced Sound Retriever (2ch)
- Advanced Surround Modes
• Classical, Unplugged, Entertainment Show, Drama, Advanced Game, Action, Rock/Pop, Sports, Extended Stereo, Extended Mono, Front Stage Surround, Auto Surround
- AM/FM Tuner 40 Presets
- Stereo Mode: 270 watts 2 channels (@4 Ohm) Surround Mode: 270 watts 11 channels (@4 Ohm)
||Digital Audio i/o
x8 v2.0 Input
|x2 YPbPr Input
||x3 Optical In
x7 L/R In
Zone2 L/R Output
Zone3 L/R Output
|x2 In/ x1 Out
Wi-Fi (2.4/5GHz) Integrated
LAN -RJ45 10/100MB/s
||x1 YPbPr Output
||x2 Coaxial In
SW Pre-Out x2