Pioneer SCLX701 (Black) Dolby Atmos AV Receiver

Pioneer SCLX701 (Black)

Dolby Atmos AV Receiver

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Following a long line of award-winning greats, the Pioneer SC-LX701 meets the highest standards.

Legendary Pioneer SCLX build quality

Fastidious attention to detail shown in the Pioneer's construction gives it first-rate sound quality. Featuring an Anti-Standing Wave Insulator and Rigid Trans-Stabiliser, the heavyweight casing isolates the sensitive electronics from mechanical and electrical interference. This gives a purity of sound that only the finest AV receivers can match.

Digital precison from the ESS SABRE 32 Ultra DAC
Featuring a top quality ESS SABRE 32 Ultra DAC, the Pioneer SC-LX701 delivers studio quality digital audio. With a high signal-to-noise ratio and wide dynamic range, digital audio benefits from ultra-low levels of noise and deep, powerful dynamics. Whether watching a Blu-ray film or listening to streamed music, the benefit to all digital audio is breathtaking to hear.

Class D 3 power
For powerful yet efficient sound, the SC-LX701 uses Pioneer's Class D3 Direct Energy HD amp. This provides a hefty 135 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-LX701 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 SCLX701 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 SCLX701 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 (premium account required for full features) and Deezer. There's also AirPlay, making it easier than ever to stream from your Apple iOS devices, too.

Join the elite, with the Pioneer SC-LX701.

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Following a long line of award-winning greats, the Pioneer SC-LX701 meets the highest standards.

Legendary Pioneer SCLX build quality

Fastidious attention to detail shown in the Pioneer's construction gives it first-rate sound quality. Featuring an Anti-Standing Wave Insulator and Rigid Trans-Stabiliser, the heavyweight casing isolates the sensitive electronics from mechanical and electrical interference. This gives a purity of sound that only the finest AV receivers can match.

Digital precison from the ESS SABRE 32 Ultra DAC
Featuring a top quality ESS SABRE 32 Ultra DAC, the Pioneer SC-LX701 delivers studio quality digital audio. With a high signal-to-noise ratio and wide dynamic range, digital audio benefits from ultra-low levels of noise and deep, powerful dynamics. Whether watching a Blu-ray film or listening to streamed music, the benefit to all digital audio is breathtaking to hear.

Class D 3 power
For powerful yet efficient sound, the SC-LX701 uses Pioneer's Class D3 Direct Energy HD amp. This provides a hefty 135 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-LX701 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 SCLX701 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 SCLX701 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 (premium account required for full features) and Deezer. There's also AirPlay, making it easier than ever to stream from your Apple iOS devices, too.

Join the elite, with the Pioneer SC-LX701.

Brand Pioneer
Colour Black
Power Output - Watts per CH 135 x 9
Dolby ProLogic Surround ProLogic IIz
DTS Yes
HDMI Audio Yes
HDMI 8 in/2 out (HDCP 2.2 - 5/2)
USB 1
Component 2 in/1out
Multi Channel Input No
Coaxial Inputs 2
Coaxial Outputs No
Optical Inputs 3
Optical Outputs No
Active Subwoofer Output Yes
Audio Inputs 7 (Including Phono)
DLNA Compliant Yes
Wireless Connection Yes
Internet Radio Services Yes
Multiroom FireConnect and Zone 2/3 Active/Passive
Eco Friendly No
Power Consumption - Standby 0.15 - 2.5
Power Consumption- Normal Use 310
Tuner Radio FM/AM
Remote Control yes
App Control Yes
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 435 x 441 x 185
Weight (KG) 15
Apple AirPlay Yes
Bluetooth Yes
HDMI Zone Out Yes
NFC No
Dolby Atmos Yes
Phono Input Yes - MM
Dimensions WxHxD (mm) 435 x 185 x 441mm
HDR Compatible HDMI Yes - 5/2 HDMI Inputs/Outputs
4K Upscaling yes
Channels 9.2/7.1.2/5.2.4
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Easy To Set Up. Better Sound Than My Yamaha. I Bought This Just Over A Week Ago. With Music I'm Discovering Whole New Levels.
Date published: 2020-05-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Up to Pioneer's great sound for music and dialogue This replaced the SCLX58 which had some problems with the HDMI board/s. Richer Sounds came to the rescue with this replacement, which is simpler to set up than the SCLX58. Great customer service as usual.
Date published: 2019-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product full of features, and great spec This AV Amp was a replacement for a similar amp that was faulty and could not be repaired. The replacement process was quick, efficient and the staff were extremely helpful and friendly. They even called me a few days after I had taken it home and set it up to check that all was ok.
Date published: 2019-06-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Slightly dissapointed Long time home cinema boffin...coming back to the Pioneer fold,in previous years l have owned a Pioneer SCLX77 and SCLX57...........so the the SCLX 701 had a lot to live up too,and sadly it just does'nt ...features like THX have been removed big blow....but l knew this prior to buying....but l thought...its a Pioneer....yeah its a heavy bit of kit and looks the part...but the sound aint as precise nor does it envelope my room like it my other receivers did...yeah its powerful....,l also find the remote a little lacking...l cannot dim the the display via the remote...nor can you change the display to what sound mode your on.........permanently as it defaults back to volume level and source plus them little unreadable smaller icons....As far as l know the SCLX701 receiver is today's version of the SCLX57.........but in real world terms it aint
Date published: 2019-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent bit of kit, very satisfied I purchased the Pioneer SC LX701 a couple of weeks ago to replace my hi-end Yamaha DSP-Z9. I spend an hour in the Maidstone branch with a very patient member of the sales team, deciding on what amp to buy, I finally decided on the Pioneer for its performance, price and looks. I'm very happy with my decision, it sounds so much better than my 11 year old Yammy and with HDMI connections I have been able to dispose of many optical and coax cables. Even my wife appreciates the improvement in surround sound and more detailed audio when playing stereo music. It compliments my new Panasonic OLED TV very well, also purchased from Richer Sounds earlier this year.
Date published: 2018-12-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good sound and features I purchased these items on 16th August from the Southampton store 1st of all just want to say great service. Now to the pioneer scl-x701 I’m happy with sound and features but there are a couple of issues even though ARC was set up when doing initial set up when I press tv mode to watch Netflix/YouTube it’s does not pick up ARC I have to set manually every time very frustrating Also when finish this amp always reverts back to blu-ray instead of where I left off. I should of stuck with Denon
Date published: 2018-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great all rounder I bought this as a upgrade for a Dolby atmos 5.2 receiver Onkyo to a 5.4 receiver and the staff at Cheltenham are a great help as was the staff on the phone's
Date published: 2018-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great sound, video and features Very happy and impressed in all aspects.Fantastic performance and connectivity.
Date published: 2018-06-02
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Pioneer SCLX701 (Black) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 17.
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 Disabled assistance

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Please contact web after sales for more info.
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