Pioneer has launched three AV Receivers featuring DSD playback.
On the video side, they feature Ultra HD (4k) Upscaling/Pass Through.
All three offer 9.2 channels featuring Class D (Direct Energy HD) amplifiers and a vast range of features on both the audio and video aspects.
All three also offer the Pioneer Advanced MCACC Room Calibration featuring 3D Time Axis Measurement, Polarity Check, Automatic Crossover Setting, Standing Wave Control and Reverb Before and After Calibration Results (OSD or AVNavigator).
The differences in the three models are in the DAC functions – all three use Sabre 32 DAC chips and Texas Instrument Aureus DSP – and the amount of power available on the taps.
There are nine HDMI in and three out in all three models which are also 3D Ready and Air Jam App Ready.
All three also offer Home Network Features like AirPlay Wireless Audio, DLNA Certified™ (1.5), Compatible with Windows® 8, Music File Playback via LAN/USB (AIFF, Apple Lossless, WAV,
FLAC, MP3, WMA, AAC, DSD*1), 192 kHz/24-bit Audio Playback (AIFF, WAV, FLAC), Gapless Playback for AIFF, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC and Internet Radio with vTuner.
The lowest model in the range is the SC-LX57 which offers 760W multi channel simultaneous drive (8 Ohms).
It offers DSD music file playback via USB (2.8MHz) and DSD Disc (SACD) playback via HDMI.
The middle model, SC-LX77, offers 810 W Multi channel simultaneous drive, DSD Direct Playback via USB Memory Devices (2.8MHz and 5.6MHz) and SACD playback via HDMI.
The top model, SC-LX87, offers 850 W Multi channel Simultaneous Drive. It is different from the other two as it can be used as a USB DAC capable of handling 32/192 files with DSD Native Playback. It also offers DSD Direct Playback via USB Memory Devices (5.6 MHz, 2.8 MHz) and DSD Disc (SACD) Playback via HDMI (2.8 MHz).
Retail prices of the models are:
SC-LX87: RM 9,999
SC-LX77: RM 8,499
SC-LX57: RM 4,999