Pioneer SCLX501 (Black)

Atmos AV Receiver

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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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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.
More Information
Active Subwoofer Output Y
Audio Inputs 4 + phono
Bluetooth Yes
Coaxial Inputs 1
Coaxial Outputs No
Component 1
Dimensions WxDxH 435 x 395 x 186
Dimensions WxHxD 435 x 185 x 395mm
DLNA Compliant Y
Dolby Atmos Y
Dolby ProLogic Surround ProLogic IIz
DTS Y
HDMI Audio Y
HDMI text 7 in/2 out (HDCP 2.2 - 3/2)
HDMI Zone Out Yes
HDR Compatible HDMI Yes - 3/2 HDMI Inputs/Outputs
Internet Radio Services Y
Multiroom Zone 2 Active/Passive
Optical Inputs 2
Optical Outputs No
Phono Input Y
Power Consumption- Normal Use 250
Power Consumption - Standby 0.15
Power Output 120 x 7
Remote Control Y
Smartphone Remote Y
Tuner Radio FM/AM
USB 1
Weight (KG) 11.8
Wireless Connection Yes
Brand Pioneer
Colour Black
Apple AirPlay Yes
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product and very knowledgable staff. I purchased this to replace a older model Pioneer receiver for my home cinema setup. I chose this model because it has multi zone so I can use this to display the same content or indeed other content in a second area. Sound is really good and connectivity is good with lots of options. Setup is simple with the auto setup option. It would be good if the Mic came with a longer cable as I house all my kit in a room in the middle of the house.
Date published: 2017-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing value receiver with great sound I was looking to buy another Pioneer unit as I already have a VSX921k which I use in another room and have been very happy with. The SCLX501 is a step up in quality and performance and at the this price was an easy decision to make. I can now control both receivers using the pioneer Icontrol AV app which is brilliant! Spotify and Airplay are faultless and the placement of sounds through the surround speaker and front speaker sound stage makes movies a lot more engaging. I would say that the SCLX501 shows the difference between its internal qualities as the sound is a definite step up from my old VSX921k (which I am still using and consider to be a good product). Buy this over the VSX1131, you won't regret it!
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Pioneer AV Amp has it all! This is my 5th Pioneer Amp, upgraded from a VSX-923. Was very close to moving to the Denon X2300, when R.Sounds dropped the price of the SCLX501 to £500. £1000 amp, 1/2 price?! So glad I spent the extra money, even though I was dubious about the cheap looking remote with hardly any buttons. Needn't have worried, remote is easier to use than previous versions! The OSD is also far improved over my previous VSX, much more fluid & no waiting 3 secs to exit menus! I didn't need the bluetooth, but tested it anyhow, extremely good quality, as is the Airplay which I'll be using far more. The other function I really needed was internet radio, and the Tunein is absolutely spot on & easy to use, especially when all coupled with the AV5 App. But most important of all, my Q Acoustic 7.2 system now has the power & depth it deserves, that the VSX just couldn't reach. And in fact it is now 5.1 with bi-amped 2050's, so much bass I have disconnected the Sub! Thanks RS Reigate!
Date published: 2017-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does Exactly What I Wanted This thing will connect to internet radio (So no need to use rubbish DAB), will stream from your laptop or phone over WiFi or Bluetooth. It has an easy to follow on-screen setup procedure and once it's done you don't need the TV on again. The ARC feature is good but sometimes is annoying when the TV and amp turn each other on and off. I love the plain tidy look; all the fiddly buttons and ports are hidden behind a large flap. If it keeps working for the next decade or so I will be extremely happy and I see no reason it shouldnt. Build quality seems very good.
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Receiver Bought this receiver as I've just upgraded to a 4k TV and Blu-Ray player. The sound is incredible. It's also very easy to set up and use.
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sounds and build quality My 19 year old Sony AV amp finally died necessitating the purchase of a replacement. Richer Sounds was always going to be my first port of call. The range, value and service was as good as ever from the Oxford store with all the help I needed to allow me to make my choice. This was between a Yamaha, Denon or Pioneer. The Pioneer won for me based on features and the look/build. In principle the Pioneer should be easy to set up. Plug the mic in and let it do its set up stuff. This was all fine. Getting the Wi-Fi connectivity stable was a bit more of a challenge. My sons unplug and plug back in did the trick! overall, the clarity and detail of the amp is very impressive. The online features such as internet radio and Deezer are very good. I'm sure it won't last the 19 years like my old amp but with the 6 year RS warranty I will have some peace of mind. A great product from a great shop.
Date published: 2017-04-17
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
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