Pioneer Onkyo Europe GmbH

SC-LX87
9.2 Channel THX Ultra2 Plus, Air Studios AV Receiver with 9x HDMI, USB-DAC, 4K Upscaling, WLAN and MHL for Android

Defying the limits of home cinema.

Sound-tuned by the legendary Air Studios, the THX ULTRA2 Plus certified SC-LX87-K brings studio quality sound to your living room. Using only high-end components – each rigorously calibrated and tuned – this receiver allows you to experience film and music exactly as the creators intended.

The SC-LX87 integrates an ESS Technology Inc. SABRE 32bit Ultra DAC, the industry’s benchmark for audio digital-to-analogue conversion, to reproduce music with unsurpassed fidelity. With an Audio Scaler on board even regular CD quality content can be upscaled up to 192 kHz/32 bit to create a “high-resolution” experience. Unique to this receiver is an asynchronous USB-DAC, allowing direct USB connection with a Mac or PC and supporting 192 kHz/32 bit music file content. . It plays back DSD files, high-resolution AIFF, Apple Lossless, WAV and FLAC files for which gapless playback is supported as well.

A built-in ECO Mode lets you save energy without compromising on sound and video performance. Compatible (free) smartphone/tablet apps include the advanced remote control app iControlAV2013.

Stream with ease
Stream with ease

DLNA and AirPlay are widely supported on PCs, laptops, smartphones and other devices. As this receiver is DLNA and AirPlay certified, you can easily stream audio from such a device. Apple's AirPlay lets you stream music from your entire iTunes library.

Improving audio
Improving audio

The audio scaler upscales your audio by expanding a two-channel digital signal to 32-bit to improve resolution and density. The sampling rate can be increased to 192kHz, reducing noise, and enhancing the characteristics of the digital signal.

The remote reinvented
The remote reinvented

iControlAV lets you modify all important receiver functions from your smartphone or tablet (iOS / Android). The 2013 version brings a new user interface and easy to navigate feature menu, as well as a dedicated “ECO MANAGER” page for energy efficient settings. PUSH PLAYER, Pioneer’s new music streaming setting, lets you access the music libraries stored on your device and create playlists that can be streamed wirelessly to the receiver, all from within the app.

Massive power
Massive power

audiophile level Class D amplification brings you unprecedented power output. Short signal paths ensure impeccable sound, while efficient cooling provides superior performance with lower power consumption (-44% vs analogue amps). Now with 4-16Ω speaker support.

4K Ultra HD pass through and upscaling
4K Ultra HD pass through and upscaling

Experience real high definition with 4K ultra-high resolution video. The receiver is designed for the next generation 4K Ultra HD resolution standard, with the ability to pass through 4K video signals to compatible displays, offering the highest quality video image available. Additionally, it can upscale lower resolution video signals for 4K Ultra HD when used with the latest 4K displays.

Multi-zone capabilities
Multi-zone capabilities

All new receivers offer simultaneous entertainment in multiple zones – including a HDZone with a dedicated HDMI output to an additional room. Up to four different iOS devices running Pioneer’s iControlAV2013 App can simultaneously control the AV receiver to take full advantage of the receiver's multi-room capabilities.

Energy efficient settings
Energy efficient settings

Use the ECO Mode to save energy. It analyses your sources in real time, adjusting power consumption accordingly to meet your needs, or you can choose the power-saving settings that are right for you. You can control ECO Mode using the receiver's front panel or the included remote control.

Loves your mobile devices
Loves your mobile devices

Connect your Apple device (via USB) or Android device (via MHL) directly to the receiver to view stored photos or videos. You can also stream directly from e.g. YouTube to your LCD TV. HTC Connect makes it easy to wirelessly stream your music straight from your HTC One phone.

Built-in Asynchronous USB-DAC for audiophile computer connection
Built-in Asynchronous USB-DAC for audiophile computer connection

The flagship integrates an asynchronous USB-DAC, allowing direct USB connection with a Mac or PC and supporting 192 kHz/32 bit music file content.

Multi-zone capabilities
Multi-zone capabilities

All new receivers offer simultaneous entertainment in multiple zones – including a HDZone with a dedicated HDMI output to an additional room. Up to four different iOS devices running Pioneer’s iControlAV2013 App can simultaneously control the AV receiver to take full advantage of the receiver's multi-room capabilities.

Improving audio
Improving audio

The audio scaler upscales your audio by expanding a two-channel digital signal to 32-bit to improve resolution and density. The sampling rate can be increased to 192kHz, reducing noise, and enhancing the characteristics of the digital signal.

4K Ultra HD pass through and upscaling
4K Ultra HD pass through and upscaling

Experience real high definition with 4K ultra-high resolution video. The receiver is designed for the next generation 4K Ultra HD resolution standard, with the ability to pass through 4K video signals to compatible displays, offering the highest quality video image available. Additionally, it can upscale lower resolution video signals for 4K Ultra HD when used with the latest 4K displays.

Built-in Asynchronous USB-DAC for audiophile computer connection
Built-in Asynchronous USB-DAC for audiophile computer connection

The flagship integrates an asynchronous USB-DAC, allowing direct USB connection with a Mac or PC and supporting 192 kHz/32 bit music file content.

Loves your mobile devices
Loves your mobile devices

Connect your Apple device (via USB) or Android device (via MHL) directly to the receiver to view stored photos or videos. You can also stream directly from e.g. YouTube to your LCD TV. HTC Connect makes it easy to wirelessly stream your music straight from your HTC One phone.

Massive power
Massive power

audiophile level Class D amplification brings you unprecedented power output. Short signal paths ensure impeccable sound, while efficient cooling provides superior performance with lower power consumption (-44% vs analogue amps). Now with 4-16Ω speaker support.

The remote reinvented
The remote reinvented

iControlAV lets you modify all important receiver functions from your smartphone or tablet (iOS / Android). The 2013 version brings a new user interface and easy to navigate feature menu, as well as a dedicated “ECO MANAGER” page for energy efficient settings. PUSH PLAYER, Pioneer’s new music streaming setting, lets you access the music libraries stored on your device and create playlists that can be streamed wirelessly to the receiver, all from within the app.

Stream with ease
Stream with ease

DLNA and AirPlay are widely supported on PCs, laptops, smartphones and other devices. As this receiver is DLNA and AirPlay certified, you can easily stream audio from such a device. Apple's AirPlay lets you stream music from your entire iTunes library.

Energy efficient settings
Energy efficient settings

Use the ECO Mode to save energy. It analyses your sources in real time, adjusting power consumption accordingly to meet your needs, or you can choose the power-saving settings that are right for you. You can control ECO Mode using the receiver's front panel or the included remote control.

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