Pioneer Elite SC–91 | 7.2 Network AV Receiver

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Product Highlights

    Achieve Unprecedented Realism

    Elite AV Recievers are known for their unique audio signature with warmth and detail, and the SC–91 high–end AV Reciever achieves this with an unprecedented level of realism. The additions of Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™ * place object oriented surround sound squarely in the living room with powerful and efficient Class D3 amplifiers. MCACC® PRO provides studio–grade room opitimization that effortlessly eliminates the environmental elements by measuring the volume levels, reflectance and helping to counter sounds that might interfer with the audio. Digital signals are converted to analog by industry leading dual ESS Sabre32 DACs for unmatched audio performance. Your new 4K Ultra HD television and the SC–91 will see eye–to–eye with 7 HDCP 2.2 capable HDMI inputs and two outputs for multi–room installations. Stream your music from your home network via the ethernet connection or simply pair your smartphone or tablet wirelessly with integrated Bluetooth® and Wi–Fi in virtually any high–resolution audio format. Change the way you experience music and movies with the high end AV receiver that plays well with every major whole home audio control systems from Control4, Crestron and more.

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    Added Dimension and Even Greater Value

    Pioneer's Elite® SC–91 7.2–channel receiver expands the performance horizon, with more features matched by the technology of Class D3 amplification bring your home theater to life. The latest Dolby Atmos® technology takes spatial realism to a new level, while Pioneer's Class D3 digital amplification brings down the house with a total of 660 Watts multi–channel simultaneous drive. Rated at 130 Watts per channel (8 ohms, 1kHz, THD 0.08%, 2ch Driven FTC) this is significantly more simultaneous multi–channel power than the Class AB competition, The wireless connectivity and convenience are there, with built–in Bluetooth® and Wi–Fi®. And it's Spotify® Ready and Pandora® Ready. Meanwhile, advanced audio and high–resolution video features include Ultra HD (4K/60P 4:4:4) Pass–through, HDCP 2.2 compatibility, DSD Playback via Network, MCACC Pro calibration, Subwoofer EQ, built–in AVNavigator, plus an easy initial setup app Start–up Navi.

    Dolby Atmos® Expands the Experience

    The Elite SC–91 features Dolby Atmos technology, the latest sound platform that makes music and movies come alive like never before. Using Atmos source material with Atmos–compatible speakers and setup, sound takes on added dimension and realism. Dolby surround upmixer even adds Atmos realism to existing movie and music content. CDs, DVDs, and Blu–ray Disc™ sound more alive and real, with total immersion into a true–to–life soundscape. An experience like this only comes with Dolby Atmos. And in addition to being Dolby Atmos compatible, the SC–91 supports formats like Dolby® TrueHD and DTS–HD® Master Audio to give your soundtracks on Blu–ray Disc unsurpassed audio quality.

    More Pure Class D3 Power

    The Elite SC–91 is a multi–source, multi–zone AV receiver that packs powerful and efficient digital amplification into one elegant package. Seven discrete channels of direct energy amplification deliver 130 Watts (8 ohms, 1kHz, THD 0.08%, 2ch driven FTC) for spectacular 7.2–channel surround. Pioneer's digital Class D3 amps overcome the limitations of traditional analog amplifiers and enable simultaneous output from all channels with no power loss. That means rock–solid bass and unfettered dynamics. Yet, Class D3 amplification is efficient, drawing a fraction of the power required by traditional amplifiers and running cool, enhancing component life and reliability.

    With Wi–Fi Built In

    You ll notice a dual–antenna setup on the rear panel, of the Elite SC–91, making it a wireless control center for your home entertainment system. Two separate antennas provide maximum signal strength, and support 5GHz and 2.4GHz bands of Wi–Fi transmission, delivering higher stability and greater Wi–Fi range.

    Ultimate Casual Wireless

    The Elite SC–91 provides wireless Bluetooth audio from virtually any A2DP profile Bluetooth device. Wireless convenience means untethering yourself from cables and inputs, with music delivered from your iPhone®, Android™, PC, laptop or almost any other A2DP profile Bluetooth–enabled source. Plus, you'll appreciate enriched audio quality with Sound Retriever AIR technology, created specifically to enhance Bluetooth audio.

    ESS SABRE™ Premier Audio DAC

    The SC–91 incorporates the ES9006S SABRE Premier Audio DAC (Digital–to–Analog Converter) for 7.2–channel sound. This state–of–the–art DAC, along with our engineer's fine tuning, provides unprecedented dynamic range of up to 120 dB and ultra–low distortion, offering clear audio reproduction, free of jitter.

    Higher Resolution

    Keeping critical audiophile ears in mind, the Elite SC–91 delivers high–resolution music playback, with support for 192 kHz 24–bit AIFF, Multi–channel WAV, FLAC, and Apple Lossless up to 96kHz 24–Bit. Compressed formats, such as MP3, WMA, and AAC are also supported. Stream these files from your home network, tablet, or even the front USB. Serious listeners will appreciate DSD direct playback via network or SACD disc playback via HDMI.

    Multi–Channel Acoustic Calibration (MCACC Pro)

    Pioneer's proprietary Multi–Channel Acoustic Calibration system is like hiring a professional installer to precision–tune your system to your living room. MCACC® Pro takes calibration further still, engineering an optimized, multi–channel listening experiennce customized specifically to your room and your Dolby Atmos home theater system. A microphone measures every speaker's output, noting size and distance from the listening point, sound levels and timbre. Using measurements from every speaker's connection, MCACC Pro gives you a calibrated and customized multi–channel listening experience, quickly and effortlessly.

    Full–Band Phase Control

    Pioneer's Phase Control technology essentially eliminates phase lag and enhances the realism of multi–channel soundtracks. By automatically and precisely controlling the phase coherence of all units and channels, an ideal multi–channel sound environment is created to faithfully replicate Dolby Atmos encoded content and the intention of the directors.

    The Lowdown on Subwoofer EQ

    With built–in Subwoofer EQ, the Elite SC–91 establishes the distance and characteristics of your subwoofer, and makes adjustments using four different frequency parameters and an extremely low–latency DSP to reduce phase and timing errors that are often found in other room calibration systems. Clean, solid bass is the result, for greater realism and impact for music and soundtracks.

    Spectacular View with HDCP 2.2

    The Elite SC–91 delivers ultra–HD Pass–through (4K/60p/4:4:4/24–bit) with HDCP 2.2 (High Definition Copy Protection), ensuring compatibility with current and upcoming 4K UltraHD sources and televisions. With seven HDMI inputs and two outputs, the SC–91 handles 4K2K Ultra HD video at 60 frames per seconds–four times the resolution of 1080p–relaying the highest quality picture available today, plus 4:4:4 based 4K@60P content, offering up to 18GBPS throughput.

    Made For iPhone 6 Certification And More

    The Elite SC–91 lets you enjoy effortless AirPlay connectivity, offering the latest Made for iPhone certification for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. As a networked receiver, it supports Apple's AirPlay® wireless audio technology, allowing you to enjoy your favorite music from iPhone, iPod® or iTunes® anywhere in the house. In addition, Pioneer was the first brand to support HTC Connect®, the only unified approach for streaming music wirelessly from select compatible HTC smartphones. There's no need for a separate app; HTC Connect is built right into your phone's music player and streams high quality, WAV–format files for an effortless, out–of–the–box audiophile experience. The SC–91 is compatible with Windows® 8.1, and also supports DLNA® 1.5 media streaming, which lets you access your favorite music from a DLNA compatible DMS (Digital Media Server) or computer connected to the same home network. Not only are compressed music files s


Features & Specs

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Manufacturer's Warranty
    2 Year Limited
Detailed Specifications
  • Amplifier Design: Class D3
  • Channels: 7.2
  • 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
    • 130 Watts
  • Power Output Watts per Channel
    • 4 ohms 1 kHz 1 % 2 ch Driven
    • 210 Watts
  • 4 OHM Speaker: Yes
  • Estimated Power
    • Consumption: 290W
    • 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 & Formats
  • Digital Core DSP Engine: Texas Instruments Aureus
  • AIR Studios Certification:
  • iPod Digital Audio: Yes
  • Audio DACs: ESS SABRE Premier 192K/24Bit
  • High–Definition Copy Protection (HDCP): 2.2
  • Dolby Atmos: Yes
  • Dolby True HD: Yes
  • Dolby Digital Plus: Yes
  • Dolby Surround: Yes
  • DTS–HD Master Audio: Yes
  • DTS Neo:: DTS Upmix DTS Neo:6
  • 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 Modes
  • Auto Surround: Yes
  • Auto Level Control: Multi–Channel
  • Optimum Surround:
  • Stream Direct: Direct ( Pure Direct
  • Advanced Surround: 10 + 1
  • Wide Surround:
  • Front Stage Surround Advance: Yes
  • Headphone Surround: Yes
  • Virtual Speakers: Yes (Surround Back/Height/Wide)
  • Virtual Depth:
  • Audio Features
  • USB DAC:
  • DSD Music File: 2ch (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 Channel
  • 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: Yes (1080p to 4K)
  • Stream Smoother:
  • Pure Cinema:
  • Super Resolution: Yes
  • Video Parameter Adjustments:
  • Connectivity
  • HDMI Input / Output: 7 In (6 Rear, 1 Front) / 2 Out
  • MHL 2: 1 (Rear)
  • Wi–Fi Built–In: Yes (5GHz/2.4GHz)
  • Bluetooth Built–In: Yes
  • HDBaseT Compatible:
  • Component Video Input / Output: 1 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 (Assignable) / –
  • Phono Input:
  • Digital Inputs / Output: 2 In (Optical 1, Coaxial 1)
  • Pre–Amp Outputs: 2 (Subwoofer 2)
  • Headphone Output: Yes
  • Front A/V Inputs: USB & HDMI
  • AM/FM Presets: 63
  • Installation
  • Home Menu: Icon–based Graphical User Interface (GUI)
  • HDZONE Sources: HDZONE Sources – All HDMI Inputs and Audio Sources
  • Zone 2 Sources: All Audio Sources
  • Zone 3 Sources:
  • ECO Mode: Eco Mode 1/Eco Mode 2
  • HDMI Speaker B Link: Yes if HDMI Speaker B Link means powered HDZONE.
  • 12 Volt Trigger (Assignable): 2 (150 mA)
  • RS–232C: Yes
  • IR Serial Remote In/Out: 1 In / 1 Out
  • Network Firmware Update: Yes
  • AVNavigator: Built–in
  • IP Control for CI: Yes
  • Versatile Speaker Configuration
    • 5.2.2ch/7.2ch (Surround Back/Front Wide)
    • 5.2ch+Speaker B/5.2ch (Front Bi–Amp)
    • 5.2ch+HDZONE
  • FL Dimmer: Yes
  • Function Rename: Yes
  • Remote: Learning Remote Control (Luminous)
  • Sleep Timer: Yes
  • Detachable Power Cord: Yes
  • Construction
  • Front Panel: Brushed
  • Transformer Stabilizer: Yes
  • Advanced Direct Construction: Yes
  • Speaker Terminals: 9 Large
  • 3D Space Frame Construction:
  • Low Leakage Flux Power Transformer:
  • Warranty
  • Warranty: 2 Years Parts & Labor
  • Dimensions
  • Width: 17 1/8"
  • Height: 7 5/16"
  • Depth: 17 3/8"
  • Weight: 31.43 lbs
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