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SCLX501

PIONEER
SCLX501
Black Atmos AV Receiver

  • DTS:X is the object-based surround sound format that is designed to work with a variety of speaker configurations to provide an immersive surround sound experience.
  • Dolby Atmos uses a certified amplifier and speakers to project a full 360 degree surround sound from both above and around the room.
  • With advanced upscaling technology, this product ensures that you'll still get the best out of your picture quality if you upgrade your television to an Ultra HD 4K model.
  • Bluetooth is for more than just hands-free headsets! Play music wirelessly to this unit from almost any phone or tablet, and many laptops too.
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  • This unit has HDMI inputs meaning it can act as a switching hub for Blu-ray players, set-top-boxes, games consoles and more. It also features two outputs, for different TVs or projectors.
DTS:X is the object-based surround sound format that is designed to work with a variety of speaker configurations to provide an immersive surround sound experience.
Dolby Atmos uses a certified amplifier and speakers to project a full 360 degree surround sound from both above and around the room.
With advanced upscaling technology, this product ensures that you'll still get the best out of your picture quality if you upgrade your television to an Ultra HD 4K model.
Bluetooth is for more than just hands-free headsets! Play music wirelessly to this unit from almost any phone or tablet, and many laptops too.
This unit has HDMI inputs meaning it can act as a switching hub for Blu-ray players, set-top-boxes, games consoles and more. It also features two outputs, for different TVs or projectors.

(For more features refer to the specification table below.)

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Bring power, quality and flexibility to your home cinema system, with the Pioneer SCLX501.

Class D3 power

For powerful yet efficient sound, the SC-LX501 uses Pioneer's Class D3 Direct Energy HD amp. This provides a hefty 120 watts per channel, making the amp suitable for use in larger rooms and with pretty much any type of speaker. Pioneer's Class D3 amps also use short, direct signal paths. By eliminating filters, feedback loops and current limiters the sound quality is both purer and more dynamic.

Reflex Optimizer
Dolby Atmos and DTS:X sound great but, with upward firing speakers, there can be phasing issues that make the sound disjointed. Pioneer's new Reflex Optimizer solves this problem by aligning the phase of direct and indirect firing speakers, matching their basic tone and optimizing the upward-oriented frequencies. The sound loses none of its 3D dimensionality but now sounds more precise and realistic than ever.

Ready for DTS:X
DTS:X is the flagship processor from this highly respected tech company. It literally pushes the boundaries of what you can expect from home cinema. This highly sophisticated processor renders images in three dimensions that conventional processing can't match. It also offers other advantages such as the ability to boost the spatial effect of conventional DTS and easily adapts with your existing speaker configuration.

Dolby Atmos
Optimised for Dolby Atmos, you can be amongst the first to experience the wonder of Dolby Atmos in your own home. Producing a multi-dimensional and totally immersive sound, Dolby Atmos has been hailed as the greatest advance in surround sound for 20 years - so don't miss out!

Google Cast for seamless streaming
The SC-LX501 comes with Google Cast compatibility. Using the same technology behind Google's Chromecast, you can use your mobile device to cast your favourite music, radio, or podcasts to your speakers. You can control the audio from anywhere in your home using Cast-enabled apps running on your personal device, be it iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet, Mac or Windows laptop, or Chromebook.

New FireConnect (coming soon!)
Another exciting new feature for the SCLX501 is support for FireConnect, Powered by Blackfire. This cutting-edge wireless technology gives multi-source, multi-room interaction between compatible devices, making it simple to set up a wireless multi-room system that also streams HD audio and will include video in the future. With our homes becoming ever 'smarter' this is the technology to integrate it all together.

UltraHD, 4K upscaling and HDR support
Helping to make the SCLX501 compatible with the very latest tech, Pioneer have sought to meet the highest specifications possible. Not only is it compatible with 4K TV but also the enhanced HDR (High Dynamic Range) tech. Support for HDCP2.2 means you can use it with the latest UHD Blu-ray players, giving stunning levels of picture clarity. 'Super Resolution' 4K upscaling lets you upscale standard Blu-rays to a resolution that makes the most of your 4K TV, for even crisper detail.

Wi-Fi with Spotify and AirPlay
Connect via Ethernet or wi-fi to your home network and gain access to a whole new world of entertainment. From here you'll be able to access a massive range of Internet radio stations plus music services such as the hugely popular Spotify and Deezer. There's also AirPlay, making it easier than ever to stream from your Apple iOS devices, too.

Take your home cinema to a new level, with the Pioneer SC-LX501.

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Picture
Picture Features
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Upscaling
Does the AV receiver feature upscaling? This improves the picture quality of all sources by increasing the number of lines via the HDMI output. 4K is currently the highest resolution followed by 1080p and then 1080i.
4K
3D Ready
Are the HDMI sockets able to pass through 3D signals?
Yes
Sound
Sound Features
+
Channels
The number of channels. 2 or 2.1 systems are used by stereo receivers. 5.1 is the basic surround standard. 6.1 adds a rear centre. 7.1 adds side effect speakers. 9.1 adds further 'high' front effect speakers. .2 adds a second subwoofer for more even, balanced bass. 5.2.1 etc show Atmos channels.
7.2/5.2.2
Power Output
Maximum power output per channel - RMS into 8 ohms
120 x 7
Dolby ProLogic
Dolby analogue surround sound system - for TV and video. Pro-Logic II features stereo effect rears, whilst Pro-Logic IIx can output in 6.1 or 7.1. Pro-Logic IIz is the latest system and enables greater flexibility in expanding a 5.1 playback system to 7.1, or a 7.1 system to 9.1.
ProLogic IIz
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital Surround works from a digital source such as DVD player or Blu-ray player.
Yes
Dolby HD
High Definition Dolby decoding that is designed to get the very best from high resolution sources such as Blu-ray.
Yes
DTS
Digital Theatre System - a rival to Dolby Digital.
Yes
DTS HD
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio delivers sound even more accurate and consistent than standard DTS. It has been designed to extract the most from HD-DVD and Blu-ray. DTS-HD Master Audio takes this one step further and is capable of delivering audio that is bit-for-bit identical to the original.
Yes
DTS:X
The current flagship DTS processor. Like Dolby Atmos it renders sound in a more immersive fashion. Unlike Atmos, it doesn't require a specific speaker configuration.
Yes
THX
THX certification ensures a high standard of performance. Select, Select2 and Select2 Plus certify small systems while Ultra, Ultra2 and Ultra2 Plus certify home cinema systems designed to be used in larger rooms. "2" is the current standard with "2 Plus" adding additional THX technologies such as loudness level control.
No
HDMI Audio
Does the HDMI interface carry multi-channel audio? Only newer versions of HDMI carry multi-channel audio as well as video signals.
Yes
Dolby Atmos takes surround sound to a new level. By using high level speakers, Dolby Atmos enhances the feeling of being surrounded by sound. Firmware update may be required for some models.
Yes
Connections
Connection Features
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HDMI
Number of HDMI inputs/outputs. Number that will accept HDCP 2.2 is in brackets. This is the standard required for Ultra HD Blu-ray
7 in/2 out (HDCP 2.2 - 3/2)
USB
Number of USB sockets.
1
PC Input
Can a computer be plugged in via a D-SUB VGA socket?
No
Component
Number of Component inputs.
1
Composite
Number of composite video inputs.
2
Multi-Channel Input
Does it have a multi-channel analogue input? - uses 6,9 or 11 RCA phono sockets and allows for the connection of Blu-ray players with built-in digital decoders.
No
Coaxial Inputs
Number of coaxial digital inputs to input digital sources such as DVD player.
1
Coaxial Outputs
Number of coaxial digital outputs to loop digital information through.
No
Optical Inputs
Number of optical digital inputs to input digital sources such as DVD players.
2
Optical Outputs
Number of optical digital outputs to loop digital sources through.
No
Active Subwoofer Output
Does it have a separate connection for an active (powered) subwoofer?
Yes
Dedicated Port
Does it have a dedicated port for extras such as iPod dock, Bluetooth or DAB radio?
No
Audio Inputs
Number of audio inputs on both front and rear of unit.
4 + phono
HDR Compatible HDMI
Does the receiver feature HDMI 2.0a sockets? These allow for HDR pass-though from Ultra Blu-ray player (or similar) to HDR-equipped TV.
Yes - 3/2 HDMI Inputs/Outputs
Phono Input
Does it have a phono stage? Essential if connecting a turntable.
Yes
Networking
Networking Features
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DLNA Compliant
DLNA stands for Digital Living Network Alliance. It is an alliance of interested bodies that help standardise streaming content. If a product is DLNA complaint you can be assured it will stream music from your PC, laptop to TV or other device.
Yes
Wireless Connection
Whether a wireless or, Wi-Fi, connection is included as standard or optional (via dongle). This allows for wireless connection to your home network hub.
Yes
Internet Radio & Services
Does it have access to Internet radio and other online music services? This can be via control app rather than the unit itself.
Y
Multiroom
Does the product feature multiroom compatibility? This can either be passive (pre), which requires additional amplification or active (powered - just add speakers).
Zone 2 Active/Passive
Apple AirPlay
Does the unit support Apple AirPlay? Apple AirPlay lets you listen to your entire iTunes music library from a suitable iOS device such as iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad. Best of all, the system is wireless and so is ideal for building up a wireless multi-room system.
Yes
Bluetooth
Does the unit support Bluetooth? A built-in Bluetooth receiver lets you stream music from a suitably equipped device such as a smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC.
Yes
HDMI Zone Out
Does the product feature HDMI Zone out? This provides a second HDMI output to give the same or a different source sound and vision in another room. Watch TV in one room and a Blu-ray in another, for example.
Yes
NFC
NFC stands for Near Field Communication. This allows close proximity transfer of media simply by holding your tablet or smartphone next to the device.
No
Green Credentials
Eco Friendly Features
+
Eco Friendly
Does this product conform to energy efficient standards? These standards include the American "Energy Star", the European "Energy Flower" or "EcoLabel" and the UK EST (Energy Saving Trust) certification.
No
Power Consumption - Standby
This is the power used in watts when the unit is switched off but still powered at the mains and ready to be turned back on.
0.15
Power Consumption - Normal Use
This is the power used in watts when the unit is on, using standard settings. Note, different manufacturers use different methods to arrive at this figure. In some cases only the maximum power consumption is quoted.
250
General
General Features
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Tuner Radio
Type of radio built-in. DAB is Digital Audio Broadcasting.
FM/AM
Remote Control
Is an Infra-red remote included?
Yes
Smartphone Remote
Can you use a Smartphone (iPhone or Android) to control the unit?
Yes
Dimensions
Dimensions of unit (W x D x H) mm.
435 x 395 x 186
Weight
Weight of unit, unboxed, in KG.
11.8
PIONEER SCLX501 is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poor replacement for sc-1224 I chose to "upgrade" to the SC-LX501 as it has HDCP 2.2 compliant ports (although not all of them) The menu system was nice but the fine setup of ports and audio setting just wasn't there. It was also a disappointment to find that the MCACC on the SC-LX501 flattened the sound to the point that was hollow an tinny. I manually setup the speakers and had to turn the audio processing off to get acceptable audio. In fairness the setup of the unit was easy but the usual build quality of older Pioneer units just wasn't there. I'm guessing this is a downside to Onkyo now owning them. The 4K upscaler didn't work, The MCACC was terrible, The front screen fell off. I returned mine after 3 days of ownership and carried on using my Pioneer SC-1224. Shame. Probably fine for someone just entering into home cinema.
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bargain I had been looking to buy this amp after testing my Dali Opticon speakers on tte LX59 the previous year. The quality had made the speakers sing so it was the obvious choice for me however Ihad to wait until Christmas to pick the amp up. I purchased from Richer Sounds Newcastle and as always the staff where great and very helpful. The amp itself oozes quality, feels robust and has all the conections you could want however a rear mounted USB port would be handy for connecting a larger permanent drive. Setup took 15 mins, i would suggest doing the firmware update for DTS X then running it . So far I have had no connectivity issues and as expected the sound quality is great on surround modes and stereo. Very happy indeed
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product Having recently purchased an Oled B6 it was time to upgrade my old Sony DA2400ES. Having conducted all the usual research it was either the Denon AVR-X2300W Or the 501!! Needless to say I went for the more expensive unit and have not been disappointed thus far. This is dead easy to set up and there are plenty of options and settings available although I have not had a chance to explore them all. This is a quality piece of kit and immediately the difference in sound quality from my old receiver was night and day!! Oled magic remote has synced via CEC. All in all extremely pleased with service and product. Just hope this is future proof for the next 5years or so. Magic!!!
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great receiver considering the price. My Onkyo Receiver bit the dust today and needed replacing. I had heard good things about the Pioneer SC-LX501 and decided to give it a go. On unboxing the amp I was pleased to find that it was very intuitive to set up, the SC-LX501 comes with all the ports you could possibly need and a few more for good measure. When the receiver is first powered on it goes into it's initial setup and within a matter of minutes the receiver is ready to use. I have only had this receiver up and running for two days and have barely scratched the surface of what it can do but so far it is impressing me. The sound is phenomenal, I have put it through it's paces with Movies and Music and can not find fault. There is only one thing that really irritates me about this receiver, for a piece of hardware that costs the better part of £1000 you'd have thought that they could have made the control dials on the front of the amp out of milled aluminium rather than cheap plastic.
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from sc lx 501 hi there, just got this as it was time to update my old pioneer amp. it done well for around 20 years !. i needed HDMI output , U HDI pass through, this new 501 £999 does all that, so i went to southampton richer sounds, the guys in the shop were very helpfull. had it in stock and the sales man even carried it to my car, which was down the street , abit of a walk. so great service. The new amp works well, easy to set up, it runs very cool compared to my old amp, its on all day ,as my wife has the tunner on approx 9hrs a day, and she can turn it on which is good,and gets plenty of use, alot of money to be just sitting there on stand by. i got it for my home theater set up, my speakers do suck the amps to drive them i noticed i use the volume at a higher setting, but still has some left so thats ok, could have gone for the 701, with a few more amps but thats all, and also abit deeper, wouldn't fit in my av rack, anyway all is good great AMP, and great service, do business again,
Date published: 2016-11-16
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