7.2-channel, multi-channel receiver with class D amplifier, 4K ultra-HD upscaling/pass-through, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and full high-resolution streaming
The entry-level member of the premium receiver class uses the output stage technology of the big models – with no less than seven 220-watt channels. Dolby Atmos and DTS:X are a matter of course along with full 4K video capability including scaling from standard HD to 4K. Streaming leaves no wish unfulfilled from Bluetooth to Internet music services to high-resolution audio, and makes an ideal partner for your mobile devices thanks to integrated Chromecast technology, DTS PlayFi, Apple AirPlay and Bluetooth.
THE RECEIVER LUXURY CLASS STARTS HERE
Seven output stage channels with 220 watts each (4 ohm) in Pioneer’s high-end Direct Energy HD architecture lend the SC-LX 502 the dynamic sound authority one expects from a top-class receiver. Heat development and power consumption are unusually low – Direct Energy HD works with minimal losses. With Dolby Atmos and dts:X, the new object-based 3D sound formats are available alongside HD sound in the form of Dolby TrueHD and dts HD Master Audio – thanks to the new eARC also via the audio return channel that was previously excluded from HD audio. For imaging the six HDMI inputs support all UltraHD video standards including the latest extensions HDR10, HLG and Dolby Vision. The range of audio streaming functionality was expanded even further: native support for all leading music services is integrated with Deezer, Spotify and TIDAL, and all connection options to mobile devices are covered thanks to built-in Chromecast technology, Apple AirPlay and Bluetooth. Two manufacturer-independent standards for setting up multi-room networks are available with DTS PlayFi and FlareConnect. High-resolution audiophile downloads on the home NAS run readily with resolutions up to 24-bit/192kHz or quad-rate DSD (11.2MHz). A high-quality D/A converter from AKM guarantees that the high data quality results in premium sound. Pioneer’s automated calibration system MCACC with Reflex Optimizer ensures that all types of playback – from purist stereo to fully-blown Atmos cinema sound – realises its full potential in every living space.
DUAL-BAND WI-FI AND BLUETOOTH TECHNOLOGY
You can stream audio from mobile, laptop, and PC over 5 GHz/2.4 GHz Wi-Fi® for a stable wireless connection. Pioneer Remote App gathers music on the device and on network-attached storage devices into an easily navigated library together with access to available streaming services. Bluetooth® wireless technology is also included for convenient transmission of app-based audio to your entertainment system.
DTS Play-Fi wirelessly streams any audio content from any compatible mobile device to DTS Play-Fi compatible audio systems, creating a multi-room system in your home. You can stream different sources to different speakers at the same time from the DTS Play-Fi app.
MRX SPEAKER FOR MULTI-ROOM
Optional multi-room speakers MRX-3 and MRX-5 available.
PIONEER REMOTE APP READY
Enjoy smooth operation using your beloved device. With the free Pioneer Remote app, you can use your iPad/iPhone/ iPod touch or Android device such as a smartphone for operating the wireless speaker, or play back tunes stored on your smartphone. You can also select internet radio stations, and playback songs from your media server.
Features Chromecast built-in, so you can use your mobile device to stream your favorite music, radio, or podcasts to your speaker. You can control the audio from anywhere in the house using Chromecast-enabled apps running on your personal device - Android phone, iPhone, iPad, and tablet, Mac and Chromebook and Windows laptop. Discover Chromecast-enabled apps at g.co/cast/audioapps. The Chromecast built-in logo is a trademark of Google Inc.
Dolby Atmos for 3.1.2ch with Surround Enhancer
Supports up to 3.1.2ch Dolby Atmos. Surround Enhancer, developed by Dolby Laboratories, Inc., is a virtual speaker technology based on Head-Related Transfer Function (HRTF). With DSP, virtual surround speakers deliver the sound that usually comes from surround speakers. The 3.1.2ch is virtually expanded to 5.1.2ch to create 3D surround sound field. Even those who have difficulty installing rear speakers can also enjoy various audio formats in a wide sound field with Surround Enhancer, as well Dolby Atmos
DTS:X is the next-generation audio codec from DTS that leverages object-based audio to enable new immersive and interactive audio experiences. Since DTS:X can automatically adapt the audio to the existing channels and speaker system, no specific speaker layout is required. Experience an immersive soundscape with incredibly rich and life-like audio.
FLARECONNECT MULTI-ROOM TECHNOLOGY
FlareConnect Multi-room Technology
FlareConnect™ shares audio from network and external audio input sources between compatible components. Enjoy effortless multiroom playback of LP records, CDs, network music services, and more with supported components and speaker systems. Music selection, speaker grouping, and playback management across the home are built into the Pioneer Remote App.
NEXT GENERATION VIDEO STANDARD READY
Next Generation Video Standard Ready
Supports pass-through for HDR10 and Dolby Vision. By connecting the source device, you can enjoy these latest video standards on a compatible display. What’s more, all HDMI terminals support 4K, BT.2020, and HDCP 2.2, so you will have no problem when upgrading to new devices.
Amplification Type: Class D (Direct Energy HD)
560 W Multi-ch Simultaneous Drive (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 1.0 % THD)
220 W/ch (4 ohms, 1 kHz, 1.0 % THD, 1ch Driven, IEC)
180 W/ch (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 1.0 % THD, 1ch Driven, IEC)
Dolby Atmos®/Dolby Surround
Dolby® TrueHD/Dolby Digital Plus
DTS-HD Master Audio/DTS-HD High Resolution Audio/DTS 96/24/DTS-ES/DTS Express
DSD Direct Playback via Network/USB (11.2, 5.6, 2.8 MHz/2ch)
DSD Disc (SACD) Playback via HDMI (2.8 MHz/5.1ch, 2ch)
Digital Core Engine with Cirrus Logic (Quad Core) x1
768 kHz/32-bit DAC (AK4458)
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)
MCACC Auto Room Tuning
• Phase Control
• Subwoofer EQ
Advanced Sound Retriever (2ch)
Advanced Surround Modes
• Classical, Unplugged, Entertainment Show, Drama,
Advanced Game, Action, Rock/Pop, Sports, Extended Stereo,
Extended Mono, Front Stage Surround, Auto Surround
Fan-less Cooler Design
Anti-Standing Wave Insulator