Pioneer 7.2-ch Class D3 Network AV Receiver-SC-LX501

SKU : SC-LX501

  • 180 W/ch (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 0.9 %, 1ch Driven FTC)
  • Ultra HD Pass-through with HDCP 2.2
  • Built-in Wi-Fi (Dual Band 5 GHz/2.4 GHz) and Bluetooth
  • DTS:X Ready and Dolby Atmos

Multi-Dimensional Excitement with Dolby Atmos

The EliteSC-LX501 featuring 7.2-ch Class D3 amplifier is fully-equipped for the latest multi-dimensional surround sound formats, Dolby Atmos and is DTS:X Ready , featuring the Reflex Optimizer for enabled speakers. With Ultra HD (4K/60p/4:4:4) upscaling/pass-through and HDR/BT.2020 standards ready, images are ever more impressive. In addition to internet radio and various network streaming services, with Google Cast built-in you can use your mobile device to cast your favorite music to your receiver. The multi-zone feature supports powered ZONE 2 output. DTS:X will be available with future firmware update. Google Cast will be available with future firmware update.

Multi-Dimensional Excitement with Dolby Atmos

The SC-LX501 is compatible with 5.1.2ch/5.2.2ch configurations for the latest home theater sound format, Dolby Atmos. You can reproduce object-oriented sound in realistic, three-dimensional movement overhead by the top speakers.

Dolby Atmos Room Requirements

Using the Pioneer Elite Dolby Atmos Enabled Speakers you will need the following in order to use the Dolby Atmos-enabled capability of these speakers, the listening room ceiling should have horizontal flat hard surface (for audio reflection) and a height of 8" to 14".

Dolby Atmos Equipment Requirements

In addition to a Dolby Atmos compatible speaker set up, you must have a Dolby Atmos compatible receiver/processor and Dolby Atmos encoded content.

DTS:X Ready

DTS:X is the next-generation audio codec from DTS that leverages object-based audio to enable new 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 incredibly rich and life-like audio. DTS:X will be available with future firmware update.

Google Cast

The SC-LX501 is Google Cast Ready, the same technology behind Chromecast built-in, so you can use your mobile device to cast your favorite music, radio, or podcasts to your speaker. You can control the audio from anywhere in the house using Cast-enabled apps running on your personal devices, such as iPhone, iPad, Android phone and tablet, Mac and Windows laptop, and Chromebook. Discover Cast-enabled apps at Google Cast will be available with 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 source for viewing on a 4K TV. With support for HDCP 2.2, 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 next generation video standards. Supports up to 4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit with HDCP 2.2 on HDMI IN (1/2/3) and HDMI OUT (MAIN/SUB).

MCACC Auto Room Tuning

Create the ideal acoustic environment with Pioneer's MCACC (Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration System), developed through years of working closely with an award-winning recording studio. 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 an innovative 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 new technology optimizes 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 future firmware update. FireConnect is a stable wireless protocol that mirrors any audio source connected to the receiver"from vinyl to streaming audio"on optional FireConnect compatible speakers in other rooms.

Multi-room Audio is realized by FireConnect technology. FireConnect is a technology of Blackfire Research Corp, USA. We do not guarantee that the AV Receiver will support all devices incorporating FireConnect. Optional future 2016 Pioneer Wireless Speakers required

Amplifier DesignClass D<sup>3</sup> (Direct Energy HD)
Power Ωutput: Watts per Channel (20 Hz - 20 kHz, THD 0.08 % @ 8 ohms FTC)VSX Model Power Rating Ωnly
Power Ωutput: Watts per Channel (6 ohms 1 kHz 10 % 1ch Driven)VSX Model Power Rating Ωnly
Power Ωutput: Watts per Channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.08 %, 2 ch Driven FTC)120 W/ch
Power Ωutput: Watts per Channel (4 ohms, 1 kHz, 1 %, 2 ch Driven)200 W/ch
Power Ωutput: (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1 %, 1ch Driven FTC)180 W/ch
Power Ωutput: Watts Multi ch Simultaneous Drive (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 1 %)560 Watts
4 ΩHM SpeakerYes
Estimated Power Consumption/Standby with HDMI Control off250 W/0.15 W (standby)
ENERGY STAR 3.0 Certified-
HTC Connect-
Made for iPhone and iPodAirPlay only
iΩS/Android Remote Control APPiControlAV5
Internet RadioTuneIn Radio
Pandora Internet RadioYes
Streaming Audio From PC/NetworkYes
Music Playback via USB NetworkMP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
Chromecast built-inYes (with future firmware update)
Hi-Res AudioApple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, and AIFF for 192kHz/24bit, 11.2MHz/5.6MHz/2.8MHz DSD Playback (via USB or wired network), Dolby TrueHD Playback (USB only)
TIDAL Music Streaming Service ReadyYes (with future firmware update)
Digital Core DSP EngineCirrus Logic (Quad Core) x 1
AIR Studios Certification-
iPod Digital Audio-
Audio DACs384 kHz/32Bit (AK4458)
High-Definition Copy Protection (HDCP)2.2
Dolby AtmosYes
Dolby TrueHDYes
Dolby Digital PlusYes
Dolby SurroundYes
DTS:XYes (Firmware update required)
DTS Neo:XYes (Before Firmware update to DTS:X)
DTS Neural:XYes (Firmware update for DTS:X is required)
DTS-HD Master AudioYes
HDMI SACD TransferMulti-Channel
MCACC Memory1
Phase ControlYes
Auto Phase Control Plus-
Full Band Phase Control-
Standing Wave Control-
EQ Bands9-Band
Symmetric EQYes
Distance Adjustment0.1 feet
Precision Distance-
Polarity Check-
Auto Subwoofer CrossoverYes
Auto SurroundYes
Auto Level Control-
Ωptimum Surround-
Stream DirectDirect / Pure Direct
Advanced Surround12
Wide Surround-
Front Stage Surround AdvanceYes
Headphone Surround-
Audio Features
DSD Music File2ch(2.8MHz / 5.6MHz / 11.2MHz)
Audio Processing32 bit
Dialog Enhancement-
Advanced Sound RetrieverYes
Sound Retriever AIR-
Digital Noise Reduction-
Tone ControlMulti
Sound Delay (Lip Sync)500 ms @ 48k/ 400 ms @ 96k/ 200 ms @ 192k
Speaker A/BYes
4K 60p Ultra HD PassthroughYes
4K 60p Ultra HD Video ScalerYes (1080p to 4K)
3-D ReadyYes
Audio Return ChannelYes
HDMI 36-bit Deep ColorYes
Video Converter to HDMIYes
Video Scaler-
Stream Smoother-
Pure Cinema-
Super ResolutionYes
Video Parameter Adjustments-
HDMI Input / Ωutput7 In (6 Rear, 1 Front) / 2 Ωut
MHL 2-
Wi-Fi Built-InYes (5GHz/2.4GHz)
Bluetooth Built-InYes
Component Video Input / Ωutput1 In (Assignable)
USB Memory InputUSB Memory
Ethernet InputYes
Composite A/V Input / Ωutput2 In
Analog Audio Inputs / Ωutput5 In
Phono InputYes
Digital Inputs / Ωutput3 In (Ωptical 2, Coaxial 1)
Pre-Amp Ωutputs0.2 ch + Zone 2 Preout
Headphone ΩutputYes
Front A/V InputsUSB & HDMI
AM/FM Presets40
Home MenuIcon-based Graphical User Interface (GUI)
Multi-Room and Source ΩutputPowered ZΩNE2 Audio
Zone 2 SourcesAll Audio Sources
Zone 3 Sources-
ECΩ Mode-
HDMI Speaker B Link-
12 Volt Trigger (Assignable)A.B
IR Serial Remote In/Ωut1 In / 1 Ωut
Network Firmware UpdateYes
IP Control for CIYes
Versatile Speaker ConfigurationSurround Back/ Front Height/Top/ Front Bi-Amp/ Zone 2/ B-Speaker
FL DimmerYes
Function RenameYes
Sleep TimerYes
Detachable Power CordYes
Front PanelBrushed
Transformer Stabilizer-
Advanced Direct Construction-
Speaker Terminals9 Large
3D Space Frame Construction-
Low Leakage Flux Power Transformer-
Warranty3 Years Parts & Labor
W x H x D (inches)17-1/8 x 7-5/16 x 15-9/16
Weight26 lbs.

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