High-grade components for exceptional multi-channel sound
The sound professionals from the renowned Air Studios in London have cooperated on the fine tuning of this receiver and awarded the model the coveted Monitor Certification following a detailed inspection. This is only possible because the SC-LX 79 is structured with high-grade components and tried-and-tested circuits down to the smallest detail. This all begins with the casing which, as part of the elaborate 3D Spaceframe engineering process, uncouples the individual working groups from each other in such a good way that is only otherwise possible in separate processor end block combinations. With eight HDMI inputs (including one on the front side), which are in accordance with the new 2.2 HDMI standard and process Ultra-HD signals, the SC-LX 79 can also easily manage complex home cinemas which, thanks to three independent HDMI outputs, can also be distributed across several rooms. The MCACC Pro calibration system is available for ultra-precise adaptation of the sound to the room; in addition to automatic fine-tuning, it also facilitates numerous manual fine tuning options for advanced users. All sound formats benefit from this system, from classic analog stereo from the integrated phono input, up to the newest surround-sound formats. With Spotify Connect, internet radio, Bluetooth, AirPlay and HiRes-compatible DLNA streaming, the 17.7 kilo receiver is networked in the best possible way. It provides you not only with entertainment that is not only high in quality, but also extremely flexible and varied.
With the digital streaming service Spotify enjoy millions of songs just when you want to. This receiver is ready for Spotify Connect with which you can select songs via an app and listen to on your audio system.
This device supports the newest Dolby Atmos and (after a free update) 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. In this respect loudspeaker arrangements of up to 11.2 channels are supported.
As a network player with integrated WLAN, this device plays music files in all of the relevant formats from the home network including high-resolution DSD and FLAC files, naturally gapless and with a convenient app control. Tablets and Smartphones can be seamlessly and wirelessly integrated via AirPlay or without a network via Bluetooth.
Give your Ultra-HD Display the food it needs. This Pioneer device is not only fully compatible with all available high-definition video signals, its high-performance video scaler also produces 4K images, even from low-resolution material. In this way, with up to 20 times as many pixels, even your old DVDs will gain a new dimension where both focus and interference are concerned.
MCACC Pro analyses the sounds from your loudspeakers via an accompanying microphone and adapts the volume and distance to create a completely harmonious surround sound experience. At the same time, a precisely working equalizer compensates for any disruptive influences on the room acoustics. MCACC is fully compatible with all sound formats, including Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.
Experience audiophile sounds in full Sound Master resolution, with HighRes downloads of your favourite albums in WAV, ALAC, FLAC and AIFF formats as well as in DSD. For the ultimate realism there is HiRes audio, now also with multiple channels in WAV and FLAC formats.
The quality of the sound tuning from the famous AIR Studios is recognized as the absolute standard in the hi-fi world. Together with engineers from AIR Studios, we have tuned this amplifier at great expense to such an extent that it can reproduce audio signals as clear and precise as the original recordings.
Thanks to a meticulous overhaul of all its components and uncompromising performance optimization, the Direct Energy HD amplifiers now deliver an even fuller, more powerful sound with impressive output power on all channels, even during simultaneous operation.
The “Start-up Navi” app supports you when you are setting up your AV receiver. The integrated assistant creates all of the important settings for you, including the network settings. With the “iControlAV5” app you can subsequently control all of the important functions conveniently via your Smartphone or Tablet (iOS /Android).