Pioneer Elite SC-LX501 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver

Pioneer Elite SC-LX501 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver

Pioneer Elite SC-LX501 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver

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Product Highlights

  • Up to 120W per Channel at 8 Ohms
  • MCACC Sound Optimization
  • 4K Ultra HD Upscaling and Pass-Through
  • HDMI with 3D and Audio Return Channel
  • 7x HDMI-In / 2x HDMI-Out
  • Built-In Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Apple AirPlay Connectivity
  • Front-Panel USB Connectivity
  • Dolby Atmos with Future DTS:X Support
  • GUI On-Screen Display
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Pioneer SC-LX501 overview

  • 1Description

Enjoy 7.2-channel surround sound and wireless connectivity with your favorite speaker system and the Pioneer Elite VSX-LX501 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver. It has Bluetooth and Apple AirPlay built-in for wireless connection to your compatible smart devices. The receiver outputs up to 120W per channel at 8 Ohms and features MCACC sound optimization to tailor the sound to your environment. It supports Dolby Atmos to create a more 3-dimensional sound space, and will also support DTS:X with a future firmware update.

In addition to Bluetooth and AirPlay, the VSX-LX501 has seven HDMI inputs and two outputs; three of the seven inputs support 4K and 3D, and the main output supports 4K, 3D, and ARC. It also has a USB port on the front for the playback of files stored on flash drives. Built-in Wi-Fi will allow you to wirelessly connect to your computer or NAS for playback of your stored files.

Note: Access to certain Internet-based content may require a subscription to a service. Not all services are available in all areas.

Multi-Dimensional Excitement with Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos surround sound technology dispenses with channel-based coding in favor of more advanced object-based coding, giving the sound designer the ability to precisely place sounds anywhere in the 3-dimensional space. The SC-LX501 features the ability to connect a 5.2 surround sound speaker system and two additional overhead speakers, or two additional Dolby Atmos-certified up-firing speakers.
DTS:X is the next-generation audio codec from DTS that leverages object-based audio to enable 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 rich and lifelike audio. DTS:X support will be added in a future firmware update from Pioneer; please see their website for more information.
Google Cast-Ready
The SC-LX501 is Google Cast-ready, so you can use your mobile device to cast your favorite music, radio, or podcasts to your speakers. You can control the audio from anywhere in the house using Cast-enabled apps running on your personal devices, such as iPhone, iPad, and Android phones and tablets; Mac and Windows computers; and Chromebooks. Google Cast will be available via a future firmware update.
Ultra HD (4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit) Upscaling/Pass-Through with HDCP 2.2
This feature lets you take advantage of the highest-quality video sources for viewing on a 4K TV. With support for HDCP 2.2 on three of the seven HDMI inputs and the two HDMI outputs, you can enjoy premium content such as 4K videos with digital copy protection on a compatible display. What's more, the SC-LX501 is ready for HDR (High Dynamic Range) and BT.2020 video standards.
MCACC Auto Room Tuning
Create the ideal acoustic environment with Pioneer's MCACC (Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration System). With the custom microphone, the system automatically compensates for differences in speaker size, level, and distance, and equalizes response.
Synchronized Sound with Phase Control
As a solution for the phase lag between the subwoofer and the main channel speakers caused by the network filter, Phase Control compensates the delayed bass to improve sound synchronization.
Reflex Optimizer
High-directivity sound reflects off the ceiling while low-directivity sound directly reaches the ears. This difference causes a phase shift, making the sound unrealistic. To solve this, the technology is designed to optimize the performance of your up-firing elevation speakers for your listening environment by aligning the phase of direct and indirect sound, matching the basic tone, and optimizing the upward-oriented frequencies. The result is overall seamless sound with Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers, allowing the ideal reproduction of three-dimensional surround sound.
Multi-Room Audio Offers a Variety of Ways to Enjoy Music
The SC-LX501 will support FireConnect Powered by Blackfire with a future firmware update and optional compatible Pioneer wireless speakers. FireConnect is a wireless protocol that is designed to mirror any audio source connected to the receiver – from vinyl to streaming audio – on optional FireConnect compatible speakers in other rooms.
Construction Design
  • Fan-less cooler design
  • Anti-standing wave insulator
Audio Features
  • Dolby Atmos/Dolby Surround
  • DTS:X/DTS Neural:X, both via future firmware update
  • Reflex Optimizer
  • Dolby TrueHD/Dolby Digital Plus
  • DTS-HD Master Audio/DTS-HD High Resolution Audio/DTS 96/24/DTS-ES/DTS-HD Express
  • DSD Direct Playback via network/USB (11.2, 5.6, 2.8 MHz/2-channel)
  • DSD Disc (SACD) Playback via HDMI (2.8 MHz/5.1-channel, 2-channel)
  • Digital Core Engine with quad-core Cirrus Logic
  • 384 kHz/32-bit DAC (AK4458)
  • HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)
  • MCACC Auto Room Tuning - phase control, 4-band subwoofer EQ
  • 2-channel Advanced Sound Retriever
  • Advanced surround modes: Classical, Unplugged, Entertainment Show, Drama, Advanced Game, Action, Rock/Pop, Sports, Extended Stereo, Extended Mono, Front Stage Surround, Auto Surround
Video Features
  • Ultra HD pass-through with HDCP 2.2 (4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit, 4K/24p/4:4:4/36-bit, 4K/60p/4:2:0/36-bit)
  • HDR and BT.2020 support
  • Ultra HD upscaling (1080p to 4K)
  • 3D-ready (Blu-ray discs, broadcast, and games)
  • Deep Color (36-bit), x.v.Color
Home Network Features
  • Google Cast, via future firmware update
  • Apple AirPlay Certified
  • Pandora
  • Spotify Digital Music-Streaming Service Ready
  • Internet Radio with TuneIn, via future firmware update
  • TIDAL music streaming service ready, via future firmware update
  • DEEZER, via future firmware update
  • Hi-Res audio file playback via USB/wired network: Up to 192 kHz/24-bit ALAC, AIFF, FLAC, WAV; 11.2/5.6/2.8 MHz DSD Playback; Dolby TrueHD Playback (USB only)
Convenience Features
  • Built-in dual-band Wi-Fi
  • Built-in Bluetooth wireless technology
  • iControlAV5 Remote Control App-ready (iOS/Android)
  • GUI with system/network setup menu
  • Auto power off in HDMI standby through mode
  • AM/FM tuner with 40 presets
  • Sleep timer
  • Remote control designed for ease of use
  • Custom control: Control4, Crestron, AMX, Universal Remote Control, RTI, Savant
UPC: 889951000174
In the Box
Pioneer Elite SC-LX501 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver
  • Remote Control
  • 2 x AAA Batteries
  • Indoor FM Antenna
  • AM Loop Antenna
  • Speaker Setup Microphone
  • Power Cord
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Pioneer SC-LX501 specs

    Channels 7.2
    Power Output 120 W per channel @ 8 Ohms, 1 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2-channel driven FTC
    200 W per channel @ 4 Ohms, 1 kHz, 1% THD, 2-channel driven
    560 W total @ 8 Ohms, 1 kHz, 1% THD, multi-channel
    Amplifier Type Class D³ (Direct Energy HD)
    Formats Supported Native: Dolby Atmos, Dolby Surround, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS 96/24, DTS-ES, DTS-HD Express
    With Future Firmware Upgrade: DTS:X, DTS Neo:X, DTS Neural:X
    DSP 1 x Cirrus Logic Quad Core
    Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) AK4458 384 kHz / 32-Bit
    File Support Via USB: MP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
    High-Resolution Audio Format Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, and AIFF for 192 kHz/24-bit
    11.2 MHz / 5.6 MHz / 2.8 MHz DSD playback via USB or wired network
    Dolby TrueHD Playback via USB only
    Pass-Through Up to 4K/60p with HDCP 2.2 on three of the seven HDMI inputs
    Upscaling From 1080p to near-4K on three of the seven HDMI inputs
    3D Support Yes, on three of the seven HDMI inputs
    Deep Color / x.v. Color Support Yes (36-bit) / Yes, on three of the seven HDMI inputs
    ARC (Audio Return Channel) Yes
    Bluetooth Yes
    Version: 4.1
    Profile: A2DP, AVRCP
    Codec: SBC, AAC
    Wi-Fi Yes, dual-band 2.4 / 5 GHz
    AirPlay Yes
    Streaming Capability Google Cast, with a future firmware update
    TuneIn, with a future firmware update
    Tidal, with a future firmware update
    Deezer, with a future firmware update
    Input 7 x HDMI (1 front), three of which support HDCP 2.2
    1 x Component video
    2 x Composite video
    1 x USB (front)
    4 x Stereo RCA
    1 x Stereo RCA phono
    2 x Optical TOSLINK
    1 x Digital coaxial
    Output 2 x HDMI
    1 x 1/4" (6.35 mm) Headphone (front)
    Other Ports 1 x Ethernet
    1 x Zone 2 pre-out
    2 x Subwoofer pre-outs
    1 x Calibration microphone (front)
    1 x AM antenna
    1 x FM antenna
    1 x Ground
    1 x RS-232C in
    1 x IR in
    1 x IR out
    2 x 12 V trigger outs
    1 x Power cord
    Speaker Connectors 9 x Binding post pairs
    Bi-Amp Capability Yes
    A/B Speaker Selection Yes
    AM/FM Presets 40
    Sleep Timer Yes
    Remote Control Yes
    Graphical User Interface Yes
    Power Requirements 120 VAC, 60 Hz
    Power Consumption Active: 250 W
    Standby: 0.15 W
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 17.1 x 7.3 x 15.6" (435 x 185 x 395 mm)
    Weight 26 lb (11.8 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 31.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 20.5 x 19.5 x 12.0"

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