Would you like to know all the ins-and-outs of our AV receivers? Do you need more help to choose? Below we will go through the most important tech specs in detail.
MCACC (Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration) is Pioneer’s own room calibration technology, developed to deliver optimum performance perfectly tuned for your living room. There are now three levels of MCACC available. Depending on the AV receiver you choose, you get MCACC, Advanced MCACC, or MCACC Pro.
MCACC measures the speaker’s size, level and distance to the listening position. Based on this information, the MCACC system will automatically adjust all corresponding settings, in order to achieve the best possible sound quality. The Phase Control function adjusts the delay of the subwoofer sound to be in phase with the other channels.
Advanced MCACC features a 3D calibration method with even more precise measurements, achieved by including a time axis. It also includes Auto Phase Control Plus for real time analysis and automatic compensation of phase difference between the LFE and the main signals in a content such like Blu-ray Disc, DVD and multi-channel file. Standing Wave Control helps reducing unwanted resonances, while the Subwoofer EQ is used to adjust the LFE (Low Frequency Effects) channel.
In addition to the features above, MCACC Pro goes a step further. It analyses and corrects the phase and group delay characteristics that are caused by the filtering systems in the speakers. This correction is also performed between the different channels, in order to provide a smooth sound flow. Other features include independent correction for dual subwoofers and speaker position adjustments in 1 millimetre increments. For all channels, MCACC Pro corrects phase differences in the original audio, as well as the sound emitted from the speakers.
- Hi-bit32 Audio Processing expands a two-channel digital signal to 32-bit, to improve dynamics and precision.
- Upsampling allows you to upsample the audio content to a sampling rate of maximum 192 kHz. This will reduce noise and helps to avoid distortion.
- The Digital filter lets you select the characteristics of the digital audio signal.
When using digital sources, Hi-bit Audio Processing expands signal resolution, creating a more detailed and smoother sound that is closer to the original analogue signal.
The Hi-bit Audio Processing technology is effective for all multi-channel and stereo content, coming from disc players (CD, DVD, Blu-Ray, …), from the network, or any other digital source. From the LX58 model and up, the Hi-bit Audio Processing is performed in 32 bits.
These AV Receivers support today’s high-resolution surround sound formats, such as Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio. This way you can enjoy uncompressed multichannel audio from Blu-ray discs, as well as from other media.
Dolby Atmos’ content consists of both static audio elements and sound ‘objects’ – freely locatable and movable sound sources in 3D space. With this technology, your room will be filled with astonishing clarity, richness, detail, and depth.
The SC-LX88 is equipped with a high grade asynchronous USB-DAC. This allows a direct USB connection with a Mac or PC and it supports 192 kHz/32 bit music file content. It will transform your FLAC and WAV music files into the purest audio possible.
The VSX-924, SC-1224 and SC-2024 are equipped with a high quality SABRE Premier Audio DAC (ES9006S), a digital to analogue converter that produces crystal clear sound. The DAC also eliminates jitter, so the signal remains free of digital artefacts.
The SC-LX58 and up are equipped with a 192 kHz/32-bit high quality SABRE32 Ultra DAC (ES9016S) for 9.2ch, featuring ultra-low distortion and high signal-to-noise ratio. It offers jitter-free performance for an astonishing audio reproduction quality with rich deep bass, bringing out the full potential of Pioneer’s Direct Energy HD amplifiers.
All models from the SC-1224 and up are designed to deliver clean and powerful audio output with high efficiency using Pioneer’s renowned and further refined Direct Energy HD amplifiers based on Multi-Channel Stereophonic Philosophy. The amplifier section of our new AV receiver delivers affluent power to each available channel, providing great detail and high dynamic range, with virtually no loss in performance even with all channels simultaneously driven at full volum.