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Pioneer SC-LX79 - 9.2 Channel THX Ultra2 Plus, Air Studios AV Receiver

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All LX receivers come with a Pioneer Australia 5 Year warranty

 9.2-Channel AV receiver with Class D Amplification, Air Studios certification,

HDMI 2.0 with Ultra HD (4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit) Upscaling/Pass-through,

Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, 8x HDMI, SABRE32 Ultra DAC, Wi-Fi & Bluetooth

Defy the limits of home cinema 


The Receiver that Delivers it All 

The SC-LX79 AV receiver brings the latest features and technology you expect from Pioneer to your home theater. The enhanced realism of Dolby Atmos® driven by authoritative Class D3 amplification. Along with advanced multi-zone features and effortless connectivity, it offers advanced Super Resolution video scaling with 4K Ultra HD pass-through with HDCP 2.2, a USB-DAC for jitter-free digital networked audio streaming, and the immersive new object-based DTS:X surround-sound format (available with a firmware update). The SC-LX79 provides studio-grade room calibration with MCACC® Pro and the coveted AIR Studios® Monitor Certification ensures an unmatched surround-sound experience.

Authoritative Class D3 Amplification

Extreme power with extreme efficiency are hallmarks of the SC-LX79, thanks to Class D3 (Direct Energy HD) amplifiers that deliver lots of power in a cool-running, light weight package. An ideal multi-channel system uses identical speakers driven by identical amplifiers with the same output capability. Pioneer’s advanced Class D3 digital circuitry overcomes the limitations of traditional Class AB amplifier designs, which suffer reduced power output as channels are added. Instead, Pioneer’s Class D3 delivers full power across all nine channels simultaneously, for a total of 810 watts (8 ohms, 1 kHz @ 1.0% THD). The SC-LX79 recreates the full impact and dynamic range of today’s high-resolution multi-channel audio and movie soundtracks. With a direct signal path and no EMI filters, feedback loops or current limiting, these amps can handle low-impedance speaker loads that challenge lesser receivers. The amps in the SC-LX79 are so efficient, they generate less heat and energy loss than traditional Class AB designs, while consuming a fraction of the power and with greater reliability.

Dolby Atmos® Revolutionizes the Surround Landscape.

The SC-LX79 raises the curtain on a new world of sound! This receiver with Dolby Atmos will literally change the way you experience movies and music, and all it takes is one listen. The SC-LX79 integrates Dolby’s groundbreaking surround technology and is compatible with 7.2 4ch*, 9.2 2ch*, 7.2 2ch and 5.2 4ch, configurations for Dolby Atmos. It works by adding height to the sonic landscape, creating a true 3D, multi-dimensional space that puts listeners inside the experience. Optimized room calibration through the built-in MCACC Pro feature, in conjunction with Atmos-enabled speakers like the Elite Home Theater System or dedicated ceiling-mounted speakers, reproduces sound in smooth, curving, and realistic three-dimensional movement overhead by top-firing Atmos drivers. Dolby Atmos brings new life to traditional soundtracks and music too, putting sounds into motion and delivering the full impact of the performance. *External amplifier required.

Ready for Immersive Surround Sound with DTS:X

The next-generation surround sound format from DTS, available as a no-cost firmware update, creates an amazing three-dimensional sound field that reproduces the movement of sound in space. It automatically adapts the signal to existing channels and speakers for captivating, interactive, 3-D realism!

Professional Calibration with MCACC Pro

MCACC (Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration) Pro takes room calibration to a new level of precision. Further enhancing the three-dimensional realism of the Atmos-enabled system as well as all of your other audio sources, MCACC Pro calibrates your room’s sound using a microphone to monitor the acoustic environment and an equalizer to optimize and precision-tune each speaker to the room. Pioneer’s Full-Band Phase Control technology eliminates phase lag to precisely control sound locations for ideal stereo and multi-channel sound reproduction. MCACC Pro is so advanced that it includes dual independent subwoofer EQ. Tailoring left and right-channel low frequency response curves lets you achieve optimum subwoofer performance, creating powerful bass response and seamless integration with your main speaker system. With the push of a button, it’s like having a professional acoustic engineer fine-tuned your home theater system.

Sound Certification by AIR Studios. A Serious Stamp of Approval

The SC-LX79 has been certified at London’s legendary AIR Studios, whose work is acknowledged worldwide for award-winning motion picture soundtracks and peerless recording and mastering. Like Pioneer, AIR Studios respects the artist’s intention and believes that faithfully reproducing what was originally created in the studio is the critical objective of the finest home theater system.

ESS SABRE 32-bit DACs for the Highest Performance Audio

The SC-LX79 delivers unmatched digital-to-analog signal conversion. Two SABRE32 Ultra DAC (ES9016S) units from ESS Technology—recognized as among the best in the industry—are critical to achieving purity of sound, wide dynamic range and minimal harmonic distortion that let the high-power Class D3 amps perform to their fullest.

Precision Playback in Multiple Formats

Supporting high-resolution digital file formats (192kHz/24-bit) in WAV, FLAC, AIFF and Apple Lossless lets audiophiles hear their favorite music as it was originally intended. Apple Lossless reconstructs exact data from compressed data, with no discernible loss in audio quality. MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV and FLAC music files can be streamed from a compatible PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone. Gapless Playback eliminates gaps between consecutive tracks intended to be played continuously, such as classical music or live recordings.

Ultra HD Pass-Through with HDCP 2.2

The SC-LX79 supports transmission of 4K/60P/4:4:4/24-bit video signals and High Dynamic Range (HDR) signals, along with the latest HDCP 2.2 copyright protection standard. 4K Ultra HD pass-through is the newest and most exciting video standard boasting a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 (24 Hz/25 Hz/30 Hz) pixels or 4,096 x 2,160 (24 Hz) pixels.

Multi-Zone Command

The SC-LX89 adds ultimate flexibility to the multi-room experience by delivering up to four different zones of content, capable of powering a 5.1 Home Theater in the main zone, stereo audio in Zones 2 and 3, and HD video content in the HDZone. All zones can enjoy different content at the same time. Pioneer’s exclusive iControlAV5 Android/IOS application lets you control the entire experience. 

Casual Quality Wireless

Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® wireless technologies let you enjoy music in a smart fashion. A Wi-Fi connection that supports dual-band 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz transmissions delivers high fidelity, high-resolution audio with fewer interruptions. Wireless Direct is also supported, allowing control with Pioneer’s iControlAV5 app, and the wireless playback of music from smartphones and tablets even when a wireless LAN environment is not available.

Pioneer’s Ultimate Control App

Pioneer’s free iControlAV5 turns your iPhone®, iPad®, iPod® touch, or select Android devices into a powerful wireless remote that controls everything from volume and input selections to advanced features like EQ video adjustments and Internet Radio, and even streams music stored on your phone through the SC-LX79 using the new “Push Player” feature.


Warranty: All LX receivers come with a Pioneer Australia 5 Year warranty


• Class D Amplification Direct Energy HD
• 9 channels / 205 W per channel (1 kHz, 6Ω, 1%)
• Power of 9 simultaneous channels: 810W (1kHz, 1%, 8Ω)
• Impedance guarantee: 4Ω to 16Ω
• Double insulated Chassis/Advanced Direct 3D Construction
• Rigid Trans Stabilizer/low power rates dispersion
• Front panel aluminum/gold plated terminals

• AIR Studios Monitor Certification
• Dolby Atmos / TrueHD / Digital Plus / Dolby Surround
• DTS: X / DTS Neural: X (after Firmware Update)
• DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-ES / DTS NEO: X / 11.1
• Reading DSD Disc (SACD) via HDMI (2,8MHz / 5.1ch - 2 ch.)
• D/A Converter 192kHz / 32bit ESS SABRE (ES9016S)
• Audio Scaler 192kHz / 32bit
• 15 speaker configurations including 7 Dolby Atmos
• HDMI Audio return Channel
• Acoustic Calibration MCACC Pioneer Pro:
- 3D measurement Time Axis (Time / Level / Reverb)
- Standing Wave Control
- Verification of the polarity
- Subwoofer EQ (equalizer levels 4)
- Two independent subwoofer outputs
- Full Band Phase Control/Auto Phase Control/Phase Control Plus
• Advanced Sound Retriever / Auto Level Control (multi ca.)
• PQLS (Bitream / Multi-Surround / 2 ch.)
• Virtual Speakers (Wide /Height / Surround Back)
• Sound Retriever Air
• Surround Modes:
Action, Drama, Advanced Game, Sports, Classical,
Pop / Rock, Front Stage Surround,
Phone surround, Eco Mode 1 Eco Mode 2.

• 3D Ready (Blu-ray, Broadcast, Video Games)
• Deep Color (36bit) x.v.Colour
• Ultra HD (4K) Pass Through with HDCP 2.2 (4K / 60p / 4: 4: 4 / 24bit; 4K / 24p / 4: 4: 4 / 36bit; 4K / 60p / 4: 2: 2 / 36bit)
• Upscaling (1080p> 4K) with Super Resolution
• Triple HD Noise Reduction / Advanced Video Settings.
• Stream smoother / Stream Smoother Link

DLNA Certified (1.5) / Airplay / HTC Connect / Windows 8
• Compatible files (Ethernet / USB): - AIFF / Apple loseless / WAV / FLAC / MP3 / WMA / AAC / DSD
• Audio file playback 192kHz / 24bit (AIFF / WAV / FLAC / ALAC)
• Compatible files multichannel FLAC / WAV (96kHz / 24bits)
• Reading Gapless³ (AIFF / ALAC / AAC / WAV / FLAC / MP3 / DSD)
• Web Radio (vTuner)
• Compatible with music streaming service Spotify¹
• Made for iPod / iPhone - Digital connection via USB / charge and control of the device
• Compatible Android MHL audio / video
• Built-in Bluetooth audio streaming (version 2.1 + EDR): - Supported profiles: A2DP / AVRCP - Codecs: SBC / AAC

• AM / FM (RDS)
• 63 preset stations

• Front :
- 1 USB port for iPod / iPhone and USB (Fat 16/32)
- 1 HDMI input
- 1 headphone output
- 1 microphone jack (MCACC)
• Rear:
- 7 inputs (including 1 MHL-compatible) assignable
- 3 HDMI outputs (1 assignable HD Zone / Main Zone 2)
- 2 composite video inputs / 1 output
- 1 analog audio input (assignable)
- Audio Analog Inputs 7.1
- 1 phono input (MM)
- 2 optical inputs / 2 coaxial inputs (assignable)
- 2 component inputs (assignable)
- 2 monitor outputs (composite / component)
- 1 Zone 2 audio output / 1 output Zone 3 audio (analogue)
- 1 optical output
- 2 Independent Subwoofer Pre-amplified outputs
- 1 Ethernet port
- 1 USB Port USB-DAC (type B)
- 2 inputs / 1 output IR
- 2 12V Trigger
- 1 RS-232C port
- 11 speaker outputs
- Pre-amplified outputs 11.2 hp

• 2nd Zone (HDZONE) audio-video HD
• Zone 2 audio (volume, balance, tone)
• Zone 3 Audio (volume / balance)
• Integrated Wi-Fi (Dual Band 5 GHz - 2.4 GHz)
• Graphical Menu (via HDMI)
• Compatible IControl AV5 (iOS / Android) ²
• AV Navigator software (PC / Mac / iPad) Integrated
• Start-up Navi Compatible (iOS / Android) ²
• Power management for each zone
• Power Save standby Through forHDMI
• Sleep Timer
• Remote control with learning
• Power supply: 220-230V, 50-60Hz
• Consumption (on / standby) 370W / 0.1W
• Dimensions (WxHxD): 435 x 185 x 441mm
• Weight: 18 kg.

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