Pioneer Elite SC–85 | 9.2 Network AV Receiver

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Product Highlights

    The Pioneer Elite SC85 Network AVR delivers serious sound, effortless connectivity, advanced room correction, and sophisticated multi–zone features that blow the competition out of the water. Looking for the best in home entertainment? 9.2 channels of 135 Watt true 3D Dolby Atmos sound will breathe new life into your favorite soundtracks, letting you hear exactly what the artist intended, and completely immerse you in the action of new releases. Kicking things up a notch, Pioneer has taken MCACC® (Multi–Channel Acoustic Calibration) to a new level of performance with MCACC Pro. Designed for the Atmos–enabled Elite system, MCACC Pro uses a microphone to assess the sound environment and an equalizer to precision–tunes and optimize each speaker. Throw in support for your favorite high–resolution digital files like AIFF, WAV, FLAC and ALAC, audiophiles and music lovers alike can enjoy their favorite music with no loss in quality. PQLS Bit–stream, Pioneer’s special jitter reduction technology, utilizes the master audio clock within the Elite SC–85 to reduce jitter and reproduce more realistic sound, and the ESS–DAC Sabre 32 technology is the world’s highest performance 32–bit audio DAC. 8 HDMI inputs and 3 outputs support 4K pass–through on all your high–definition sources and 4K displays for the highest quality images and a picture that’s 4x the resolution of standard HD. To sweeten the deal even more, the SC85 is Windows 8 certified, and features Spotifiy, Apple AirPlay and streaming internet radio a?? a world of music at your fingertips. Download the free icontrolAV5 app and turn your Android or Apple device into a remote with EQ adjustments, Internet Radio controls, and streaming music directly from your device.

Details from Pioneer

    Elite Dolby Atmos®

    Talk about a new surround-sound experience. The new Elite SC–85 receiver for Dolby Atmos, along with our new Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers, is the best way to experience Dolby Atmos. Dolby Atmos is one of the most significant home entertainment introductions since the launch of surround sound. How does Dolby Atmos work? It adds height to the sonic landscape, creating a true 3D, multi–dimensional space that puts listeners inside the experience. Played through Atmos–enabled speakers like the new Elite Home Theater Speaker System or dedicated ceiling–mounted speakers, theatrical releases created in Dolby Atmos simply come alive. Dolby Atmos brings new life to traditional soundtracks, putting sounds into motion and delivering the full impact of the artist's work like never before. Dolby Atmos upgradable Elite AV receivers continue the Pioneer tradition of bringing state of–the–art home theater technology into your home before others even know it's there. To enjoy Dolby Atmos, users must have Blu–ray Disc content encoded for Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos-enabled receiver, and new Dolby Atmos–enabled speakers, add–on modules, or at least two overhead speakers.

    HDMI for 4K.

    The Elite SC–85 features HDMI®, which offers increased bandwidth, resolution and frame–rate capability, supporting 4K resolution at 60 frames per second. With 7 HDMI inputs and 2 outputs, you've got plenty of connectivity options for the growing number of high–definition sources available.

    Cool, Efficient Power with Class D3 Amplification.

    Designed with critical listening in mind, the Elite SC-85 is rated at 135 Watts x 9 channels (8 Ohms, 1kHz, 0.08% THD 2 Ch) and delivers a total of 760 Watts multi–channel simultaneous drive. While lesser amplifiers' output diminishes as channels are added, the SC–85's Class D3 amps have the power to drive multiple channels simultaneously with no significant drop in per-channel output, recreating the full impact and dynamic range of high–resolution multi–channel audio. With a direct signal path and no EMI filters, feedback loops or current limiting, these amps are true engineering art, and unlike traditional designs, Pioneer Class D3 amps have the durability to handle multiple low–impedance speaker loads where other receivers lose power dramatically. Efficient Class D means the Elite SC–85 runs cool and draws just a fraction of the power consumed by conventional amplifier designs. And because it consumes so little power, its cool operation enhances component life and reliability too.

    Pro Sound with MCACC Pro.

    Now, MCACC® (Multi–Channel Acoustic Calibration) is taken to a new level of performance with MCACC Pro. Designed by Pioneer for the Atmos–enabled Elite system, MCACC Pro calibrates sound output using a microphone to monitor the sound environment and an equalizer to optimize and precision–tune each speaker to the room. How advanced is MCACC Pro? So advanced that Pioneer engineers have included dual independent subwoofer outputs, each with individual EQ. Tailoring left and right–channel low frequency response curves lets you achieve optimum subwoofer performance based on specific room placement, creating powerful bass response and seamless integration with your main speaker system. With the push of a button, it's like having a professional acoustical engineer fine–tune your home theater system.

    Precision Playback in Multiple Formats.

    Supporting high–resolution digital file formats such as AIFF, WAV, FLAC and Apple Lossless lets audiophiles hear their favorite music as it was originally intended. Apple Lossless decodes compressed data with no discernible loss in audio quality. MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV and FLAC music files can be streamed from a compatible PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone. The Elite SC–85 features 192kHz/32-bit asynchronous USB-DAC for ultra–high quality music playback from a USB connected PC or Mac. Gapless Playback eliminates gaps between consecutive tracks intended to be played continuously, such as classical music or live recordings.

    4K Pass–Through.

    4K Ultra HD Pass–through is the recognized standard of ultra–high video resolution, boasting 3,840 x 2,160 (24 Hz/25 Hz/30 Hz) pixels or 4,096 x 2,160 (24 Hz) pixels. Every Elite AV receiver can pass through 4K video signals to any compatible display, offering the highest–quality image available – a full four times the current HD standard.

    Get the Big Picture with Qdeo® Video Processing

    Experience an excepttional, virtually noise–free picture regardless of the source. Qdeo video processing technology by Marvell and a 4K Scaler allows you to upscale any video source for improved picture quality and compatibility with next generation TVs, and makes Blu–ray Disc and DVD content look more detailed and cinematic than ever before.

    PQLS Bit–stream.

    Pioneer's special jitter reduction technology makes reproduced sound more realistic by utilizing the master audio clock in the Elite SC–85 for playback instead of the video clock in a compatible Blu–ray Disc player.

    ESS–DAC Sabre32 Bit for All–Channel.

    All channels of the Elite SC–85 employ ESS-DAC SABRE32 technology, the world's highest performance 32–bit audio DAC solution, delivering spectacular sound with a minimum of harmonic distortion.

    Spotify® Connect.

    Spotify Connect lets you play and control Spotify on your devices. Choose music on one device and listen on another. At home, hit "Play" on your mobile device and hear high fidelity sound through the Elite SC–85. You can also control the music from your mobile phone.

    Windows® 8 Certified.

    Don't limit your media experience to your laptop speakers. Windows 8 "Play To" feature makes it easy to stream music stored on your PC to the Elite SC–85, so you can enjoy your entire media library on the biggest speakers in the house.

    Flexible Freedom with AirPlay®.

    In addition to being DLNA® 1.5 and Windows® 8 certified, the Elite SC–85 features AirPlay to wirelessly stream iTunes music from your PC, Mac®, iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch® through your home theater system at the touch of a button. And because it supports network audio sources in other zones, you can even send music to another room.

    ROKU Ready.

    An MHL 2.0 port supports the small but mighty Roku Streaming Stick, which lets you stream more than 1,000 channels of TV, tens of thousands of movies and other programming options for a limitless streaming experience.

    Internet Radio Puts the World at Your Fingertips.

    Featuring vTuner®, the Elite SC–85 offers a wealth of entertainment options. Not only can you enjoy thousands of Internet radio stations around the world, you can also access Pandora® Internet Radio complete with on–screen album art and music information.

    Pioneer's Ultimate Control App

    Pioneer's free of charge iControlAV5 turns your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or select Android device into a powerful wireless remote that controls everything from volume and input selections to advanced features like EQ adjustments and Internet Radio, and even s


Features & Specs

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Manufacturer's Warranty
    2 Year Limited
Detailed Specifications
  • Amplifier Design: Class D3
  • Channels: 9.2
  • Power Output – Watts per Channel (20 Hz – 20 kHz, THD 0.08 % @ 8 ohms FTC): VSX Model Power Rating Only
  • Power Output – Watts per Channel (6 ohms 1 kHz 1 % 1ch Driven): VSX Model Power Rating Only
  • Power Output – Watts per Channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.08 %, 2 ch Driven FTC): 135 Watts
  • Power Output – Watts per Channel (4 ohms, 1 kHz, 1 %, 2 ch Driven): 220 Watts
  • Power Output – Watts Multi ch Simultaneous Drive (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 1 %): 760 Watts
  • 4 OHM Speaker: Yes
  • Estimated Power Consumption
    • On: 330W
    • Standby: 0.1W
  • ENERGY STAR 3.0 Certified:
  • Handheld And Internet
  • AirPlay: Yes
  • HTC Connect: Yes
  • Made for iPhone and iPod: Yes
  • iOS/Android Remote Control APP: iControlAV5
  • vTuner Internet Radio: Yes
  • Pandora Internet Radio: Yes
  • DLNA 1.5 (DMP/DMR): Yes
  • Music Playback via USB Network
    • MP3
    • WMA
    • AAC
    • Apple Lossless
    • WAV
    • FLAC
    • AIFF
    • DSD
  • Hi–Res Audio
    • Apple Lossless
    • WAV
    • FLAC
    • AIFF
    • DSD
  • Decoders And Formats
  • Digital Core DSP Engine: Texas Instruments Aureus
  • AIR Studios Certification: –>
  • iPod Digital Audio: Yes
  • Audio DACs
    • ESS SABRE32 Ultra
    • 192K/32Bit
  • High–Definition Copy Protection (HDCP): 1.4
  • Dolby Atmos
    • Yes
    • (Firmware update may be required)
  • Dolby True HD: Yes
  • Dolby Digital Plus: Yes
  • Dolby Surround: Yes
  • DTS–HD Master Audio: Yes
  • DTS Neo: DTS Neo:X
  • HDMI SACD Transfer: Multi Channel
  • Soundfield Calibration
  • MCACC: Pro
  • MCACC Memory: 6
  • Phase Control: Yes
  • Auto Phase Control Plus: Yes
  • Full Band Phase Control: Yes
  • Standing Wave Control: Yes
  • EQ Bands: 9–Band (Advanced)
  • Symmetric EQ: Yes
  • X–Curve: Yes
  • Distance Adjustment: 1/2 Inch
  • Precision Distance:
  • Polarity Check: Yes
  • Auto Subwoofer Crossover: Yes
  • Listening Mode
  • Auto Surround: Yes
  • Auto Level Control: Multi–Channel
  • Optimum Surround:
  • Stream Direct: Direct / Pure Direct
  • Advanced Surround: 11 + 1
  • Wide Surround: Yes
  • Front Stage Surround Advance: Yes (Focus/Wide)
  • Headphone Surround: Yes
  • Virtual Speakers: Yes (Surround Back/Height/Wide)
  • Virtual Depth: Yes
  • Audio Features
  • USB DAC:
  • DSD Music File: 2 Ch (5.6MHz/2.8MHz)
  • Audio Processing: Hi–bit24
  • Dialog Enhancement: Yes
  • Advanced Sound Retriever: Multi–Channel / Auto with ARC
  • Sound Retriever AIR: Yes
  • Digital Noise Reduction: Yes
  • Tone Control: Multi
  • Sound Delay (Lip Sync(: Yes (800 ms)
  • Speaker A/B: Yes
  • Bi–Amp: Front,Center,Surr,SP–B
  • Video Processing
  • 4K 60p Ultra HD Passthrough: Yes
  • 4K 60p Ultra HD Video Scaler: Yes
  • 3–D Ready: Yes
  • Audio Return Channel: Yes
  • HDMI 36–bit Deep Color: Yes
  • x.v.Color: Yes
  • Video Converter to HDMI: Yes
  • Video Scaler: Marvell Qdeo
  • Stream Smoother: Yes
  • Pure Cinema: Yes
  • Super Resolution:
  • Video Parameter Adjustments
    • YNR
    • CNR
    • BNR
    • MNR
    • Detail
    • Brightness
    • Contrast
    • Hue
    • Chroma
    • Black Level
  • Connectivity
  • HDMI Input / Output: 8 in / 3 out
  • MHL 2: 1 (Rear)
  • Wi–Fi Built–In:
  • Bluetooth Built–In:
  • HDBaseT Compatible:
  • Component Video Input / Output: 2 In (Assignable)
  • iPhone / iPod / USB Memory Input: Front USB
  • Ethernet Input: Yes
  • Composite A/V Input / Output: 2 In / 1 Out
  • Analog Audio Inputs / Output: 1 In
  • Phono Input:
  • Digital Inputs ( Output: 4 In / 1 Out
  • Pre–Amp Outputs: Preout 9.2 ch
  • Headphone Output: Yes
  • Front A/V Inputs: USB & HDMI
  • AM/FM Presets: 63
  • Construction
  • Front Panel: Brushed
  • Transformer Stabilizer: Yes
  • Advanced Direct Construction: Yes
  • Speaker Terminals: 11 Large
  • 3D Space Frame Construction:
  • Low Leakage Flux Power Transformer:
  • Warranty
  • 2 Years Parts & Labor: Yes
  • Dimensions
  • Width: 17 1/8"
  • Height: 7 5/16"
  • Depth: 17 3/8"
  • Weight: 33 lbs
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