Pioneer SC-LX801 9.2 Channel Direct Energy HD Network A/V Receiver

Pioneer SC-LX801 9.2 Channel Direct Energy HD Network A/V Receiver
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SC-LX801 9.2-ch Direct Energy HD Network AV Receiver

The SC-LX801 featuring 9.2-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 enabled speakers. With Ultra HD (4K/60p/4:4:4) upscaling/passthrough and HDR/BT.2020 standards ready, images are ever more impressive. In addition to internet radio and various network streaming services, with Chromecast built-in you can use your mobile device to stream your favorite music to your receiver. The multizone feature supports powered ZONE 2/ZONE 3 output.

The home cinema leader with the professional studio seal of approval

If one needs to choose between more channels and higher quality, pick the latter in case of doubt – or simply realise both without compromises thanks to the SC-LX 801: with nine output stages and two sub-outputs, this receiver fully utilises the potential of the DTS:X and Dolby Atmos object-oriented cinema formats – with a full UHD image and high-quality 4K scaling of course. Measuring laboratories and listening tests unanimously answer the question of sound quality: fatigue-free continuous high performance, natural, dynamic sound and the best energy efficiency have long been hallmarks of Pioneer’s Direct Energy HD amplifier technology, which has once again been fundamentally revised and further improved for the SC-LX 801. This was fully appreciated by the sound engineers at London’s Air Studios, who awarded the coveted “Monitor” certificate to the receiver after extensive tests. At home one is more likely to listen to music from the Internet rather than directly out of the mixer. Yet this does not have to mean a reduction in quality, since the loss-free streaming music services Deezer and Tidal in addition to Spotify are natively supported by the SC-LX 801. Even studio master quality is no problem from the local NAS since DLNA streaming with the new Pioneer plays back even high-resolution files up to 24bit/192kHz and DSD up to quad-rate 11.2MHz. This does not even come close to exhausting the versatility of the new Pioneer streaming engines. Naturally Bluetooth and all network-based standards from AirPlay to Chromecast built-in are supported by the SC-LX 801 as well. With a free update, it can also become part of a FireConnect high-performance multi-room network.

Multi-Dimensional Excitement with Dolby Atmos

The SC-LX801 is compatible with 7.2.2ch/5.2.4ch configuration of the latest cinema sound platform, Dolby Atmos. You can reproduce objectoriented sound in smooth, curving movements, or the realistic threedimensional movement overhead by the top speakers.


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.

Chromecast built-in

The SC-LX801 comes with Chromecast built-in, so you can use your mobile device to stream your favourite music, radio, or podcasts to your speaker. You can control the audio from anywhere in the house using Chromecast-enabled apps running on your personal device—iPhone, iPad, Android phone and tablet, Mac and Windows laptop, and Chromebook. Discover Chromecastenabled apps at* Chromecast buillt-in will be available with future firmware update.

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, the SC-LX801 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 1/2.

MCACC Pro Auto Room Tuning

MCACC Pro, the pinnacle of Pioneer’s auto room tuning technology, analyses the phase and group delay characteristics to precisely control phase differences between speakers. MCACC Pro corrects phase differences in all ranges and all channels, from phase difference in the original audio material to the sound emitted from the speakers.

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 directors.

Reflex Optimizer

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 enabled speakers, allowing the ideal reproduction of three-dimensional surround sound.

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

FireConnect mirrors network audio and external analogue sources connected to the master component—from streaming services to vinyl records—on FireConnect-compatible speakers in other rooms. Music selection, speaker grouping, and playback management across the home are built into Pioneer Remote App for iOS and Android. * FireConnect is enabled with a firmware update. Sharing of audio from external inputs depends on the model and is enabled with a future firmware update. Sampling rates of 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz are supported. FireConnect is a technology based on Blackfire provided by Blackfire Research Corp., USA.


• Channels: 9
• Amplification Type: Class D (Direct Energy HD)
• 810 W Multi-ch Simultaneous Drive (8 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1.0 %)
• 200 W/ch (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 1ch Driven IEC)

Construction Design

• Advanced Direct Construction
• Rigid Trans-Stabilizer
• Anti-Standing Wave Insulator

Audio Features

• 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/DTS 96/24/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, 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

Video Features

• 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

• FireConnect*1 for Multi-room Audio
• Chromecast built-in*1*2
• Apple AirPlay Certified
• Spotify, Tidal*1, and Deezer*1 Music Streaming Services Ready*3
• Internet Radio (TuneIn)
• Hi-Res Audio File Playback via USB/Network, Up to 192 kHz/24-bit ALAC, AIFF, FLAC, WAV, 11.2/5.6/2.8 MHz DSD Playback, Dolby TrueHD Playback (USB only)

Convenience Features

• Built-in Wi-Fi (Dual Band 5 GHz/2.4 GHz)
• Built-in Bluetooth Wireless Technology (Version: 4.1, Profile : A2DP/AVRCP, Codec: SBC/AAC)
• Pioneer Remote App Ready (iOS/Android)*4
• iControlAV5 Remote Control App Ready (iOS/Android)*4
• New GUI with System/Network Setup Menu
• Auto Power Off in HDMI Standby Through
• AM/FM Tuner 40 Presets
• Sleep Timer
• User-Friendly Simple Remote Control

Front Terminals

• HDMI 1 In
• USB 1 In for USB Drive
• MCACC Setup MIC In
• Phones 1 Out

Rear Terminals

• HDMI 7 In (4 Assignable)
• HDMI 2 Out (1 for MAIN, 1 for SUB)
• Ethernet 1 In
• AV (Component) 2 In (Assignable)
• AV (Composite) 2 In (Assignable)
• Audio 2 In (Assignable)
• Phono (MM) 1 In
• Digital Coaxial 2 In (Assignable)
• Digital Optical 3 In (Assignable)
• Subwoofer 2 Pre Out
• Zone 2/ZONE 3 Pre/Line Out
• IR 1 In/1 Out
• 12 V Trigger 2 Out/RS-232C
• FM/AM Antenna


• Power Requirements: AC 220-230 V, 50/60 Hz
• Power Consumption/Standby : 320 W/0.15 W
• Dimensions (W x H x D) : 435 x 185 x 441 mm
• Weight : 18.1 kg


  • UPC: 889951000204
  • EAN: 0889951000204
  • SKU: SCLX801