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Pioneer SC-LX78

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9.2-Channel AV Receiver Featuring Class D3 Amplifier, AIR Studios Monitor Certification, Dolby Atmos®, 4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit Upscaling/Pass-through, and SABRE32 Ultra DAC


  • Channels: 9
  • Amplification Type: Class D3 (Direct Energy HD)
  •  810 W Multi ch Simultaneous Drive (8 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1.0 %)
  • 250 W/ch (4 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1.0 %, 1 ch Driven)
  • 210 W/ch (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1.0 %, 1 ch Driven)


  • Advanced Direct Construction
  • Rigid Trans-Stabilizer
  • Insulated Dual Chassis
  •  3D Space Frame Construction


  • AIR Studios Monitor Certification
  • Dolby Atmos®/Dolby® TrueHD/Dolby Digital Plus/Dolby Surround
  • DTS-HD Master Audio/DTS-ES/DTS Neo:X
  • DSD Direct Playback via USB Memory Devices
    (5.6 MHz, 2.8 MHz)
  • DSD Disc (SACD) Playback via HDMI (2.8 MHz)
  • Digital Core Engine with Texas Instruments Aureus™ DSP
  • SABRE32 Ultra DAC (ES9016+ES9016) for 9.2ch
  • Audio Scaler 192 kHz/32-bit Enhancer
  • HDMI™ Audio Return Channel
  • Pioneer MCACC Pro Room Calibration
    Full Band Phase Control
    Auto Phase Control Plus/Phase Control Plus
    Standing Wave Control
    3D Time Axis Measurement
    Polarity Check
    Automatic Crossover Detection
    Reverb Before and After Calibration Results (AVNavigator
    for iPad)
    Subwoofer EQ (4 Band)
    Independent Dual Subwoofer Output
  • Pioneer Sound Enhancements
    PQLS Bit-stream/Multi-Surround/2ch
    Advanced Sound Retriever (Multi-ch)
    Sound Retriever Link
    Auto Sound Retriever/Auto Sound Retriever for ARC
    Auto Level Control (Multi-Channel)
    Optimum Surround (Auto Bass, Dialog, and Surround
    Virtual Speakers (Wide/Height/Surround Back)
    Virtual Depth
  • Advanced Surround Modes
    Action, Drama, Advanced Game, Sports, Classical, Rock/Pop
    Front Stage Surround, Extended Stereo
    Sound Retriever Air, Phones Surround
    ECO Mode 1, ECO Mode 2
    Input Volume Absorber
    Speaker System 14 Patterns Including 3 New Patterns for Dolby


  • HDMI 8 in/3 out (2 for MAIN, 1 for MAIN/HDZONE)
  • 4K Upscaling and Pass-through (4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit†,
    4K/24p/4:4:4/36-bit, 4K/60p/4:2:2/36-bit†)
  • Video Scaler with Qdeo™
  •  3D Ready (Blu-ray Disc®, Broadcast and Games)
  •  Deep Colour (36-bit) and “x.v.Colour”
  • Triple HD Noise Reduction
  •  Advanced Video Adjust
  • Stream Smoother
  •  Stream Smoother Link
  •  Frame Rate Conversion


  • Apple AirPlay Certified
  •  DLNA Certified™ (1.5)
  •  Windows® 8.1 Compatible
  •  Music File Playback/Seek*1 via Network/USB: AIFF, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, MP3, WMA, AAC, DSD
    192 kHz/24-Bit Audio playback (AIFF, WAV, FLAC)
    Multi-Channel (5.1ch, 5.0ch) Audio Playback*2 (WAV, FLAC)
  • Gapless Playback for AIFF, Apple Lossless, WAV*3, FLAC*3, AAC, MP3
  • Spotify® Digital Music-Streaming Service Ready*4
  • Internet Radio with vTuner
  •  Play Zone Selection

Convenience Features

  • iPod Digital Transmission via Front USB Terminal
  •  Android™ Audio/Video Playback with MHL™
  • Built-in AVNavigator (Wiring Navi, Interactive Operation Guide and Network Setup)
  •  Charges iPod/iPhone
  • iControlAV5 Remote Control App Ready*5
  •  Wireless LAN Converter Ready (optional AS-WL300 required)
  •  Bluetooth® Adapter Ready (optional AS-BT200 required)
  •  Firmware Update via Internet or USB
  • Graphic User Interface (GUI) with Album Artwork (HDMI only)
  •  Auto Power Down for Each Zone
  •  Power Save for HDMI Standby Through
  • AM/FM Tuner 63 Presets
  •  Sleep Timer
  •  Learning Remote Control (Illumination)


Rear Panel

SC-LX78 (2)
SC-LX78 (3)


  •  HDMI 1 In
  • USB 1 in for iPod/iPhone, USB Drive
  •  MCACC Setup Mic In
  •  Phones 1 Out


  • HDMI 7 in
    (7 assignable, 1 for HDMI/MHL)
  •  HDMI 3 out
    (2 for MAIN, 1 for MAIN/HDZONE)
  • Ethernet 1 In
  • AV (Composite) 2 In/1 Out
  • Audio 1 In (assignable)
  •  Phono (MM) 1 In
  • Digital Coaxial 2 In (assignable)
  •  Digital Optical 2 In (assignable)/1 Out
  •  Component Video 2 In (assignable)
  •  Monitor Component 1 Out/Monitor
    Composite 1 Out
  •  Preout 9.2 ch (11.2 ch terminals)
  • Speaker 11 ch Out
  •  Independent Dual Subwoofer
  •  Bluetooth Adapter Port for AS-BT200
  •  USB Charge Port for AS-WL300 Wireless
    LAN Converter
  •  IR 2 In/1 Out
  • 12 V Trigger x 2/RS-232C


  • HDZONE HDMI for Audio and Video
  • ZONE 2 Audio, Subwoofer, Volume,
    Balance and Tone
  • ZONE 3 Audio, Volume and Balance
  • Powered ZONE 2/ZONE 3/HDZONE
  •  Multi-ZONE Music Feature


  •  Power Requirements: AC 220-230 V/
    240 V, 50/60 Hz
  • Power Consumption: 370 W/0.1 W
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 435 x 185 x
    441 mm
  • Weight: 17.6 kg


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