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Pioneer SC-LX801 AV Receiver


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Ex VAT: £1,290.83

RRP: £1,699.00


9.2-channel alternative to the 11.2-ch SC-LX901 AV receiver with class D amplifier, Air Studios, 4K UHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and full high-resolution streaming

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Warranty length 2 Years
Brand Pioneer

Tech Specs

- 9-Ch Class D (Direct Energy HD)
- 810W Multi-ch Drive (8o, 1kHz, 1%)
- 200 W/ch (6o, 1kHz, 1ch IEC)
- Advanced Direct Construction
- Rigid Trans-Stabilizer
- Anti-Standing Wave Insulator


DTS-ES/HD Express
- DSD Direct via Network/USB (2ch)
- DSD Disc (SACD) via HDMI (2ch)
- Digital Core DSP: Sharc x2 +TI Aureus
- ESS SABRE32 Ultra DAC (ES9016S)
- HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)
- MCACC Pro Auto Room Tuning
- Advanced Sound Retriever (2ch)
- Advanced Surround Modes


Video Features
- UHD Pass-through + HDCP 2.2
- HDR10/Dolby Vision + BT.2020
- Ultra HD Upscaling (1080p 4K)
- 3D Ready (Blu-ray, Broadcast, Games)
- Deep Colour (36-bit): “x.v.Colour”


Home Network
- FlareConnect for Multi-room Audio
- Chromecast built-in
- DTS Play-Fi
- Apple AirPlay Certified
- Spotify, Tidal, Deezer Ready
- Internet Radio (TuneIn)
- Hi-Res Playback via USB/Network
- ALAC/AIFF/FLAC/WAV: Up to 192 kHz/24-bit
- 9.2/5.6/2.8 MHz DSD Playback
- Dolby TrueHD Playback (USB only)


- Built-in Wi-Fi (Dual Band 5/2.4 GHz)
- Built-in Bluetooth (4.1)
- Profile: A2DP/AVRCP, Codec: SBC/AAC
- Pioneer Remote App Ready (iOS/Android)
- iControlAV5 App Ready (iOS/Android)
- AM/FM Tuner 40 Presets


Front Terminals
- HDMI 1 In
- USB 1 In for USB Drive
- MCACC Setup MIC In
- Phones 1 Out


Rear Terminals
- HDMI 7 In (4 Assignable)
- HDMI 2 Out (1 for MAIN, 1 for SUB)
- Ethernet 1 In
- AV (Component) 2 In (Assignable)
- AV (Composite) 2 In (Assignable)
- Audio 2 In (Assignable)
- Phono (MM) 1 In
- Digital Coaxial 2 In (Assignable)
- Digital Optical 3 In (Assignable)
- Subwoofer 2 Pre Out
- Zone 2/ZONE 3 Pre/Line Out
- Speaker 9 ch Out
- IR 2 In/1 Out
- 12V Trigger 2 Out/RS-232C


- Power: AC 220-230V, 50/60 Hz
- Consumption: 320/0.15W (Use/Standby)
- Dimensions (WHD): 435 x 185 x 441mm
- Weight: 18.1 kg

Product Description

Pioneer SC-LX801 AV Receiver is the ideal solution for those who can't decide between higher quality or more channels. with nine plus two sub outputs, this receiver exploits DTS:X and Dolby Atmos cinema formats alongside a complete UHD image and high-quality 4K scaling.

No-fatigue, top performance, natural, dynamic sound and top efficiency are the signature of Pioneer’s Direct Energy HD amplifier technology which was fundamentally revised once again for the SC-LX 801.


London’s Air Studios sound engineers awarded this receiver the coveted “Monitor” certificate after extensive tests. Internet listening doesn't have to mean low quality thanks to native support for lossless streaming music services Deezer, Tidal and Spotify.

Studio master quality is also supported from the local NAS because DLNA streaming plays back files up to 24bit/192kHz and DSD up to quad-rate 11.2MHz. Bluetooth and network-based standards from AirPlay to Chromecast built-in are included as well as a free update to become part of a FlareConnect multi-room network.

Dolby Atmos supported

The SC-LX801 can be configured to the 7.2.2 and 5.2.4 channel of latest Dolby Atmos platform. You can experience object-based audio in smooth, curving motions or the lifelike three-dimensional movement overhead by the above speakers.


DTS:X is the latest generation codec from DTS that leverages object-oriented audio for new immersive and interactive audio. DTS:X automatically adapts audio to the current channels and speaker system so no specific speaker layout is needed. You'll hear an immersive soundscape with immensely rich and natural audio.

Chromecast built-in

SC-LX801 has Chromecast built-in for use with your mobile device to stream music, radio or podcasts to your speaker. Control audio from anywhere in the house via Chromecast-enabled apps running on your personal iOS/Android smart device, Mac or Windows laptop and Chromebook.

DTS Play-Fi

DTS Play-Fi wirelessly transmits audio content from a compatible device to the SC-LX801 and compatible audio systems to build a multiroom system in your home. You can stream various sources to different speakers simultaneously from the Pioneer Music Control App.

Next-Generation Video

SC-LX801 facilitates pass-through for Dolby Vision and HDR10 signals. By linking a compatible source device, you can enjoy latest video standards on a compatible display. All HDMI terminals support 4K (60p/4:4:4/24-bit), Wide Colour Gamut (BT.2020), and HDCP 2.2 making upgrading to new devices effortless and letting you enjoy premium 4K videos with digital copy protection.


MCACC Pro is the peak of Pioneer's auto room tuning technology which analyses phase and group delay to accurately control phase variance between speakers in all ranges and all channels from the original audio source to transmitted sound.

Full Band Phase Control

Pioneer's Phase Control effectively removes phase lag and drastically enhances multi-channel sonics with no extra operation. Band Phase Control technology concentrates on group delay in the network filter and adjusts phase and group delay for each speaker.

Multi-range speakers feature the sound coherence of full-range speakers while preserving a wide frequency range. When the phase of all units and channels are exactly regulated, a stunningly clear and immersive sound location is achieved. Together with MCACC Pro, the ideal multi-channel environment is created to faithfully recreate audio as intented by the directors.

Reflex Optimizer

Audio with high directivity bounces off the ceiling while low directivity directly hits the ears which causes a phase shift resulting in uncomfortable sound. To resolve this, Pioneer's new technology optimises performance of up-firing elevation speakers for the listening environment by aligning the phase, matching the basic tone, and optimizing upward frequencies. The result is seamless sound with Dolby enabled speakers reproducing of 3D surround sound.

Multi-room Audio

FlareConnect shares audio from network and external sources between compatible components. Experience effortless multi-room playback of LPs, CDs, network music services, and more with supported components and speakers. Music selection, speaker grouping and playback management is built into the Pioneer Remote App.

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