Pioneer SCLX57 AV Receiver

Pioneer SCLX57 (Black)

AV Receiver

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"Stunning levels of subtlety make this a truly impressive AV receiver." What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision magazine. 5-star review, tested at £1200.

HUGE POWER WITH AUDIOPHILE QUALITY AND THX CERTIFICATION


At the heart of this impressive AV receiver is an audiophile-grade Class D amplifier that brings power and quality in equal measure. The high efficiency digital Class D amplifier produces a substantial 130 watts per channel (8 ohms) while still using around 44% less energy than a comparable analogue amp. The circuit design features short signal paths and quality components for the most accurate and detailed sound quality. The casing is extremely well isolated, ensuring low transmission of audio degrading mechanical vibration. When all this is taken together, it's no wonder that the SC-LX57-K received Select 2 certification from THX - the cinema professionals.

ESS SABRE 32 BIT DAC, HI-BIT 32 AND PQLS FOR AWESOME PROCESSING POWER

Boasting the revered ESS Sabre 32 192 kHz/32-bit DAC and Hi-Bit 32 Audio signal processing, the Pioneer SCLX57 is serious about sound. With such powerful processing, the Pioneer puts precision and detail to the fore with even the most subtle nuances being picked up. Switch to Hi-bit 32 mode for digital stereo music and the sound picks up another notch. This up-sampler makes the music more realistic and less-processed sounding for a true-to-life sound. When connecting a compatible Blu-ray player via HDMI, proprietary PQLS technology ensures a jitterless transmission. Essentially, this means that the resulting sound quality is smooth, natural and true to the source.

NOW WITH 4K VIDEO UP-SCALING

Going one stage further than conventional 1080p upscaling, this processor has the power to upscale to twice that level! With 4K the horizontal pixel count of 1080p TV increases from 1920 to around 4000 (there are several formats all offering slight variations). With 4K screens beginning to make more of an appearance this year, by equipping this Pioneer AV receiver with 4K upscaling, they have engineered in comprehensive levels of future proofing. In the meantime you can also upscale signals to 1080p for the best image quality with Full HD TVs and projectors. The HDMI sockets also allow 4K pass-through, for hassle free switching and viewing without the receiver needing to be turned on.

OPTIMISED VIDEO

With Advanced Video Adjustment, the Pioneer SCLX57K optimises the video signal according to the type of screen or projector used. It uses information from the MCACC calibration system and even adjusts image quality according to how far you sit from the screen. In addition to this, the SC-LX57-K also features Stream Smoother. Used with low resolution video from online sites this improves the blocky and grainy quality, making it more acceptable to watch on a big screen.

HDMI HDZONE

New to this year's SCLX57 is HDZone, which offers a second HDMI output in another room. This gives you the option of watching the same or a different source, in Full HD, in a second zone. This means you can watch a Blu-ray in one room and TV in another, both in HD and all playing through the one AV receiver. Further adding to its multi-room credentials, the SCLX57 also offers a Zone 3 option for music in a third room.

FULLY COMPREHENSIVE NETWORKING INCLUDING WI-FI, AIRPLAY AND MHL

Featuring a front-mounted HDMI socket that's compatible with MHL, it's easy to plug in your Android phone with just a single cable. With this you can then stream high quality video and audio plus charge your phone as an added bonus. There's also Apple AirPlay compatibility, DLNA streaming and a standard wi-fi dongle for wireless connectivity. Apple's AirPlay lets you wirelessly stream music from any compatible Apple device - without the need for a separate home hub. DLNA streaming gets you access to music stored on your PC, laptop or NAS and plays it through the receiver. There's also access to Internet radio and music services, making the SC-LX56-K a fully comprehensive streamer.

SPOTIFY CONNECT

This Pioneer also has the advantage of offering Spotify Connect. Spotify Connect uses your existing Spotify account but seamlessly transfers it between sources. So, for example, you might be listening to Spotify on your mobile device then, when you arrive home, transfer it your Pioneer home system at the touch of a button! Wherever you use 3G or 4G, wi-fi or LAN, AirPlay, Bluetooth or UPnP, Spotify Connect simply keeps the music following - seamlessly.

IMPROVED CONTROL

In addition to offering multiple networking possibilities, the SC-LX57 keeps control better than ever. The new iControlAV2013 app lets you control more functions than ever via your smartphone or tablet (Apple or Android). This app now offers a new feature that enables you to access the music libraries stored on your smartphone or tablet and create playlists that can be streamed wirelessly to the receiver, all from within the app. It can also access a massive range of adjustment settings, including a new ECO setting adjustment to lower energy use. The Pioneer SCLX57 is compatible with Air Jam. Air Jam is a Bluetooth-based app that lets a group of people connect with their iPhones, iPod Touch or iPads and add their songs to the receiver playlist. In effect it's a local, social network for music and works well with the SC-LX57 (optional AS-BT200 Bluetooth adaptor required).

HUGE RANGE OF CONNECTIONS INCLUDING TRIPLE HDMI OUTPUTS

When it comes to connecting more conventionally, the Pioneer SC-LX57-K is, once again, more than adequate. A class-leading nine HDMI sockets offer full compatibility with 3D TV and ARC (Audio Return Channel) for a less cluttered cable connection. There are also 2 HDMI outputs within the main zone, making the Pioneer ideal for a twin screen or 3D system. Added to this is a third HDMI output for the second zone. Also standard is an iPod Digital USB connection. This allows plug-and-play flexibility without the need for a further docking station. The sound quality will be better than many docks, too, as you're using the processing power of the Pioneer rather than the dock's. Better still, Pioneer's Advanced Sound Retriever system enhances the typically compressed music from MP3/AAC systems and returns the sound to CD quality.

With both sound and vision enhancements on hand, the Pioneer SC-LX57 simply makes your system better - and then some!

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We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

Richer Sounds are happy to offer FREE delivery on all our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers.

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge
"Stunning levels of subtlety make this a truly impressive AV receiver." What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision magazine. 5-star review, tested at £1200.

HUGE POWER WITH AUDIOPHILE QUALITY AND THX CERTIFICATION


At the heart of this impressive AV receiver is an audiophile-grade Class D amplifier that brings power and quality in equal measure. The high efficiency digital Class D amplifier produces a substantial 130 watts per channel (8 ohms) while still using around 44% less energy than a comparable analogue amp. The circuit design features short signal paths and quality components for the most accurate and detailed sound quality. The casing is extremely well isolated, ensuring low transmission of audio degrading mechanical vibration. When all this is taken together, it's no wonder that the SC-LX57-K received Select 2 certification from THX - the cinema professionals.

ESS SABRE 32 BIT DAC, HI-BIT 32 AND PQLS FOR AWESOME PROCESSING POWER

Boasting the revered ESS Sabre 32 192 kHz/32-bit DAC and Hi-Bit 32 Audio signal processing, the Pioneer SCLX57 is serious about sound. With such powerful processing, the Pioneer puts precision and detail to the fore with even the most subtle nuances being picked up. Switch to Hi-bit 32 mode for digital stereo music and the sound picks up another notch. This up-sampler makes the music more realistic and less-processed sounding for a true-to-life sound. When connecting a compatible Blu-ray player via HDMI, proprietary PQLS technology ensures a jitterless transmission. Essentially, this means that the resulting sound quality is smooth, natural and true to the source.

NOW WITH 4K VIDEO UP-SCALING

Going one stage further than conventional 1080p upscaling, this processor has the power to upscale to twice that level! With 4K the horizontal pixel count of 1080p TV increases from 1920 to around 4000 (there are several formats all offering slight variations). With 4K screens beginning to make more of an appearance this year, by equipping this Pioneer AV receiver with 4K upscaling, they have engineered in comprehensive levels of future proofing. In the meantime you can also upscale signals to 1080p for the best image quality with Full HD TVs and projectors. The HDMI sockets also allow 4K pass-through, for hassle free switching and viewing without the receiver needing to be turned on.

OPTIMISED VIDEO

With Advanced Video Adjustment, the Pioneer SCLX57K optimises the video signal according to the type of screen or projector used. It uses information from the MCACC calibration system and even adjusts image quality according to how far you sit from the screen. In addition to this, the SC-LX57-K also features Stream Smoother. Used with low resolution video from online sites this improves the blocky and grainy quality, making it more acceptable to watch on a big screen.

HDMI HDZONE

New to this year's SCLX57 is HDZone, which offers a second HDMI output in another room. This gives you the option of watching the same or a different source, in Full HD, in a second zone. This means you can watch a Blu-ray in one room and TV in another, both in HD and all playing through the one AV receiver. Further adding to its multi-room credentials, the SCLX57 also offers a Zone 3 option for music in a third room.

FULLY COMPREHENSIVE NETWORKING INCLUDING WI-FI, AIRPLAY AND MHL

Featuring a front-mounted HDMI socket that's compatible with MHL, it's easy to plug in your Android phone with just a single cable. With this you can then stream high quality video and audio plus charge your phone as an added bonus. There's also Apple AirPlay compatibility, DLNA streaming and a standard wi-fi dongle for wireless connectivity. Apple's AirPlay lets you wirelessly stream music from any compatible Apple device - without the need for a separate home hub. DLNA streaming gets you access to music stored on your PC, laptop or NAS and plays it through the receiver. There's also access to Internet radio and music services, making the SC-LX56-K a fully comprehensive streamer.

SPOTIFY CONNECT

This Pioneer also has the advantage of offering Spotify Connect. Spotify Connect uses your existing Spotify account but seamlessly transfers it between sources. So, for example, you might be listening to Spotify on your mobile device then, when you arrive home, transfer it your Pioneer home system at the touch of a button! Wherever you use 3G or 4G, wi-fi or LAN, AirPlay, Bluetooth or UPnP, Spotify Connect simply keeps the music following - seamlessly.

IMPROVED CONTROL

In addition to offering multiple networking possibilities, the SC-LX57 keeps control better than ever. The new iControlAV2013 app lets you control more functions than ever via your smartphone or tablet (Apple or Android). This app now offers a new feature that enables you to access the music libraries stored on your smartphone or tablet and create playlists that can be streamed wirelessly to the receiver, all from within the app. It can also access a massive range of adjustment settings, including a new ECO setting adjustment to lower energy use. The Pioneer SCLX57 is compatible with Air Jam. Air Jam is a Bluetooth-based app that lets a group of people connect with their iPhones, iPod Touch or iPads and add their songs to the receiver playlist. In effect it's a local, social network for music and works well with the SC-LX57 (optional AS-BT200 Bluetooth adaptor required).

HUGE RANGE OF CONNECTIONS INCLUDING TRIPLE HDMI OUTPUTS

When it comes to connecting more conventionally, the Pioneer SC-LX57-K is, once again, more than adequate. A class-leading nine HDMI sockets offer full compatibility with 3D TV and ARC (Audio Return Channel) for a less cluttered cable connection. There are also 2 HDMI outputs within the main zone, making the Pioneer ideal for a twin screen or 3D system. Added to this is a third HDMI output for the second zone. Also standard is an iPod Digital USB connection. This allows plug-and-play flexibility without the need for a further docking station. The sound quality will be better than many docks, too, as you're using the processing power of the Pioneer rather than the dock's. Better still, Pioneer's Advanced Sound Retriever system enhances the typically compressed music from MP3/AAC systems and returns the sound to CD quality.

With both sound and vision enhancements on hand, the Pioneer SC-LX57 simply makes your system better - and then some!
Dimensions WxHxD (mm) 53 x 30.5 x 53.5
Brand Pioneer
Colour Black
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6 Year Supercare £34.95

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6 YEAR SUPERCARE COSTS JUST £9.99 ON ALL ITEMS UNDER £100, OR 10% OF PURCHASE PRICE ON ANYTHING OVER £100.

We think you’ll agree that our Supercare guarantee offers fantastic value. What’s more, if you don’t use our it in the 6 year period, we’ll refund the cost of it. You really can’t say fairer than that!
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Lowest price guaranteed!

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

Richer Sounds are happy to offer FREE delivery on all our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers.

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge