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SC-LX904 AV Receiver

 


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11.2-ch Network AV Receiver

Jitter-less lifelike quality audio.

The SC-LX904 comes with the 6th generation of the Direct Energy HD Amplifier and two ES9026PRO DACs, and is the befitting AV receiver to combine with Pioneer’s flagship universal disc player. MCACC Pro Auto Room Tuning technology featuring Full Band Phase Control brings out the best from the 3D surround sounds of IMAX® Enhanced, Dolby Atmos®, and DTS:X, while PQLS jitter-less transmission provides rich, lifelike audio. The new Audio Exclusive Mode and AV Direct Mode let you enjoy detailed sound by turning off the unused functions that affect quality sound reproduction.

Product highlights at a glance:

  • Powered Zone2 and Zone3
  • Works with SONOS and Google Assistant
  • Dolby Atmos Height Virtualiser

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Audio Features

  • IMAX Enhanced
  • Dolby Atmos®, Dolby Surround Upmixer
  • DTS:X®, DTS Neural:X® Upmixer
  • Reflex Optimizer
  • Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer
  • 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/2 ch)
  • DSD Disc (SACD) Playback via HDMI (2.8 MHz/2 ch, 5.1 ch)
  • Digital Quad-Core 32-bit DSP (Cirrus Logic) + Aureus™ floating-point DSP (TI)
  • 384 kHz/32-bit D/A Conversion with ES9026PRO x 2
  • Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) on HDMI
  • MCACC Pro Auto Room Tuning
    • Full Band Phase Control
    • Precision Distance
    • Subwoofer EQ
    • Multi-point Standing Wave Control
  • PQLS Jitterless Sound Transmission
  • PQFA Jitterless Sound Processing for Network/USB
  • Audio Exclusive Mode
  • AV Direct Mode
  • 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 Advance

Connections

Front Terminals

  • HDMI 1 In
  • USB 1 In for USB Drive
  • MCACC Setup MIC In
  • Phones 1 Out

Rear Terminals

  • HDMI 6 In (4 Assignable)
  • HDMI 3 Out (1 for MAIN, 1 for SUB, 1 for ZONE 2)
  • Ethernet 1 In
  • USB 1 In for USB Drive
  • AV (Component) 2 In (Assignable)
  • AV (Composite) 2 In (Assignable)
  • Audio 6 In (Assignable)
  • Phono (MM) 1 In
  • Digital Coaxial 2 In (Assignable)
  • Digital Optical 3 In (Assignable)
  • Subwoofer x 2 Pre Out
  • ZONE B Line Out for Wireless Headphones
  • ZONE2/ZONE 3 Pre/Line Out
  • Speaker 11ch Out (FRONT, CENTER, SURROUND, SURROUND BACK, HEIGHT 1, HEIGHT 2)
  • IR 2 In/1 Out
  • 12 V Trigger 2 Out
  • RS-232C
  • FM/AM Antenna

Other Features

  • Dual Band (5 GHz/2.4 GHz) 802.11ac Compliant Wi-Fi® Built-in
  • Bluetooth® Wireless Technology (Version: 4.2, Profile: A2DP 1.2/AVRCP 1.3, Codec: SBC/AAC) Built-in
  • Pioneer Remote App*6 Ready for Multi-room Entertainment Control and Network Streaming
  • Auto Power Off in HDMI Standby Through
  • AM/FM Tuner 40 Presets
  • Rigid Trans-Stabilizer
  • Anti-Standing Wave Insulator
  • FlareConnect™ for Multi-room Audio
  • Works with Alexa
  • Chromecast built-in*2 and Works with the Google Assistant
  • DTS Play-Fi with Pioneer Music Control App
  • Apple AirPlay 2
  • Works with SONOS
  • Amazon Music, Spotify, TIDAL, and Deezer Hi-Fi Music-Streaming Services Ready*3
  • Internet Radio with TuneIn
  • Hi-Res Audio File Playback via USB/Network
    • Up to 192 kHz/24-bit ALAC*4, AIFF, FLAC, WAV (RIFF) and 11.2 MHz DSD*5

Video Features

  • Ultra HD Pass-through with HDCP 2.3 (4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit, 4K/24p/4:4:4/36-bit, 4K/60p/4:2:0/36-bit)*1
  • HDR10, HLG and BT.2020 Compliant Wide Colour Gamut Signal Pass-through
  • Dolby Vision™ Compatible
  • Ultra HD Upscaling (1080p to 4K)
  • 3D Ready (Blu-ray Disc™, Broadcast, and Games)
  • Deep Colour (36-bit), “x.v. Colour”

Dimensions & Weight

  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 435 x 185 x 440 mm
  • Weight: 18.5kg

Direct Energy HD Amplifier

Continuously evolving throughout the years, Pioneer’s Direct Energy HD Amp has now reached the 6th generation. New power coils are adopted for the ideal speaker drive, as well as new custom film capacitors co-developed with Shinyei Capacitor for the ultimate sound. The power supply and patterning has been developed through repeated tuning. Also, the entire transmission path from the pre stage to the power stage has been changed to balanced circuitry, to transmit noise-free high-quality signals to the power stage.

MCACC Pro Auto Room Tuning

MCACC Pro, the pinnacle of Pioneer’s auto room tuning technology, analyses the phase and group delay characteristics to precisely control phase differences between speakers. MCACC Pro corrects phase differences in all ranges and all channels, from phase difference in the original audio material to the sound emitted from the speakers.

IMAX Enhanced

The SC-LX904 is IMAX Enhanced, certified to deliver the powerful sound just as intended by the filmmaker, and provide the immersive experience on your home theater.

Dolby Atmos®/Dolby Surround Upmixing

The SC-LX904 is compatible with 7.2.4ch/7.2.2ch/5.2.4ch configuration of Dolby Atmos®. You can reproduce object-oriented sound in smooth, curving movements, or the realistic three-dimensional movement overhead by the top speakers. Other audio codecs such as PCM and DSD can be upmixed using Dolby Surround for enjoying 3D surround sound.

Full Band Phase Control

The technology focuses on the group delay in the speaker network filter, and adjusts the phase of each unit as well as the group delay for each speaker. The technology gives multi-range speakers the sound coherence of full-range speakers, while retaining the wide frequency range advantage.

DTS:X®/DTS Neural:X Upmixing

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 lifelike audio. Other audio codecs such as PCM and DSD can be upmixed using DTS Neural:X for enjoying 3D surround sound.

Works with Google Assistant

Works with Google Assistant so you can control your SC-LX904 with your voice via a smart speaker or Google-enabled device like Google Home. Play, pause, skip titles or control the volume just by asking your receiver to do so.

Manual Type Issue Date Languages
User Manual 26-09-2019 English Download
Description
SC-LX904 Datasheet Download

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