The Elite® PE-SC-LX801 featuring 9.2-channel Class D3 amplifier is fully equipped for the latest multi-dimensional surround sound formats, such as DTS:X™ and Dolby Atmos®, featuring the Reflex Optimizer for Dolby-enabled speakers.
The Elite® PE-SC-LX801 featuring 9.2-channel Class D3 amplifier is fully equipped for the latest multi-dimensional surround sound formats, such as 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, images are more impressive than ever. In addition to internet radio and various network streaming services, built-in Google Cast™ allows clients to use mobile devices to cast their favorite music to the receiver. Plus, the multi-zone feature supports powered Zone 2/Zone 3 output.
The Elite PE-SC-LX801 integrates Dolby’s groundbreaking surround technology and is compatible with 7.2.4ch*, 9.2.2ch*, 7.2.2ch, 5.2.4ch, 3.1.2ch, and 2.1.2ch configurations for Dolby Atmos. It works by adding height to the sonic landscape, creating a true 3D, multi-dimensional space that puts you directly 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, putting sounds into motion to deliver the full impact of the performance. *External amplifier required.
With Sonos Connect, the awesome home theater you’ve built around your Elite receiver can now be part of your existing Sonos Home Sound System, or the start of a new one. Instantly upgrade the music streaming capability of your home theater with Sonos Connect and a free firmware update. After a simple set up, your Elite A/V receiver will seamlessly tie into Sonos, instantly waking, changing inputs and playing at the volume you command through the familiar Sonos app.
Extreme power with extreme efficiency are hallmarks of the Elite PE-SC-LX801, thanks to Class D3 (Direct Energy HD) amplifiers that deliver power in a cool running, lightweight package—generating less heat and energy loss than traditional Class AB designs, while consuming a fraction of the power and with greater reliability. 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). 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.
Upscale away. This receiver incorporates Ultra HD Upscaling and Pass-through in order to optimize 1080p content to 4K and to play any piece of true 4K content with ease. Delivering 4K @ 60p/4:4:4, and complemented by HDCP 2.2 and HDR capabilities, the SC-LX801 delivers impressive power and clarity to any home theater or multi-purpose system.
The Elite PE-SC-LX801 has been certified at London’s legendary AIR Studios, whose work is acknowledged worldwide for award-winning motion picture soundtracks and digital recordings. 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.
MCACC (Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration) Pro takes room calibration to a new level of precision. Further enhancing the three-dimensional realism of the Elite’s 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.
Experience immersive, interactive 3D realism like never before. The next-generation surround sound format, 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 and requires no specific speaker layout. Plus, Zone 2 provides digital-to-analog conversion (DAC) for optical, coax, and HDMI (PCM) inputs.
This receiver offers a limitless flow of streaming music, sports, talk, and news entertainment from internet radio stations and online music services, including Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn, TIDAL, and Deezer. Please note: Pandora service is only available in the U.S.
Customers can use mobile devices to stream their favorite music, radio, or podcasts to a speaker through built-in Chromecast. Through app-compatible iOS and Android devices, plus Mac, Chromebook, and Windows PCs, Chromecast lets end users control audio from anywhere in the house. Many popular Chromecast-enabled apps are available at g.co/cast/audioapps.
The Elite PE-SC-LX801 delivers unmatched digital-to-analog signal conversion. A SABRE32 Ultra DAC (ES9016S) unit from ESS Technology—recognized as among the best in the industry—is 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.
With Pioneer's free app, you can use your iPod touch, iPhone or iPad as a remote to control basic functions. The app is also compatible with Android. Enjoy smooth control from your device, with support for 8 languages. It is freely available from the App Store or via Google Play. *Device needs to be connected to a home LAN network in a wireless LAN environment. *Device needs to be connected to a home LAN network in a wireless LAN environment.
For advanced home theater control, Pioneer Elite receivers are compatible with the most popular custom control companies, and offers custom installation features including full two-way RS-232c control with the ability to receive metadata from the network and devices such as the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.
Watts per Channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.08 %, 2 ch Driven FTC): 140W
Watts per Channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 1 %, 2 ch Driven): 200W
Watts Multi ch Simultaneous Drive (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 1 %): 810W
Made for iPhone/iPod
Remote Control App: iControlAV5
Pandora Internet Radio
DLNA w/5 (DMP/DMR)
Music Playback via USB Network: MP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
Hi-Res Audio: Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
Digital Core DSP Engine: Cirrus Logic Quad Core
Audio DACs: ESS SABRE32 Ultra, 192K/132 Bit
Dolby True HD
Dolby Digital Plus
DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS Neo: DTS NeoX
HDMI SACD Transfer: Mult-Channel
MCACC Memory: 3
Auto Phase Control
Full Band Phase Control
Standing Wave Control
EQ Bands: 9-Band (Advanced)
Distance Adjustment: .5"
Auto Subwoofer Crossover
Auto Level Control: Multi-Channel
Stream Direct: Direct/Pure Direct
Advanced Surround: 11+1
Front Stage Surround Advance: Focus/Wide
DSD Music File: 2Ch (11.2MHz/5.6MHz/2.8MHz)
Audio Processing: Hi-Bit32
Advanced Sound Retriever
Sound Retriever AIR
Digital Noise Reduction
Tone Control: Multi
Sound Delay: 800ms
4K 60p Ultra HD Passthrough
4K 60p Ultra HD Video Scaler
Audio Channel Return
HDMI 36-Bit Deep Color
Video Converter to HDMI
WiFi Built In
Bluetooth Built In
AM/FM Presets: 40
HDMI: 7 rear, 1 front
Component Video: 2 assignable
Composite A/V: 2
Analog Audio: 6
Font A/V: USB & HDMI
Multi-Room & Source Output: Powered ZONE 2 Audio Video/Powered ZONE 3 Audio
Zone 2 Sources: HDMI (PCM), Coax, Toslink, Analog, Net, USB, Bluetooth
Zone 3 Sources: Analog, Net
12 Volt Trigger (assignable): 2
IR Serial Remote: 2 in/1 out
Network Firmware Update
Home Menu: GUI w/ Album Artwork
ECO Mode: Eco Mode 1/Eco Mode 2
IP Control for CI
Versatile Speaker Configuration: Surround Back/Front Height/Front Wide/Bi-Amp/Zone 2/B-Speaker/Powered HD Zone
Front Panel: Brushed
Advanced Direct Construction
Speaker Terminals: 11 large
Anti-Standing Wave Insulator
17.1" x 7.3" x 7.4"
Antenna Up: 17.1" x 10.1" x 7.4"
Supported Audio Formats
Supported Video Formats
HDMI 4K Support
Dimensions (W x H x D)
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