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Pioneer - Elite 1800W 9.2-Ch. Network-Ready 4K Ultra HD 3D Pass-Through A/V Home Theater Receiver - Black

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Enjoy powerful upscaling and high-quality sound with this Pioneer A/V receiver. The 9.2-channel surround sound lets you experience movies with exceptional audio quality and hear everything that's going on around you as though you're actually in the film. This Pioneer A/V receiver has multiple HDMI ports so that you can connect a variety of monitors to it.
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    What's Included


    • Pioneer Elite 1800W 9.2-Ch. Network-Ready 4K Ultra HD 3D Pass-Through A/V Home Theater Receiver

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    86% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (19 out of 22)

    Features


    Hi-Res audio support

    Lets you enjoy high-quality audio playback via HDMI, USB and LAN.

    Internet connection

    Access music services and more.

    850W total power

    Enables you to achieve robust audio output.

    Surround sound decoders

    Including Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Surround, DTS-HD Master Audio and some more.

    Multisource and multizone capabilities

    Allow you to select different audio sources for enjoyment in different locations; create up to 2 independent audio zones/sources.

    Pioneer-exclusive MCACC Pro (Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration) automatic room calibration

    Automatically optimizes receiver output for the optimum sound for the room acoustics.

    AM/FM digital tuner

    40 station presets let you program your favorites for a simple one-touch recall.

    Enjoy AirPlay audio

    Lets you stream music from your Apple® iPod®, iPhone® or iPad®.

    8 HDMI inputs, 2 HDMI outputs

    HDMI cable not included. High-speed HDMI cable is the only connection that can deliver a full high-definition experience with a full 1080p picture and digital surround sound.

    Works with Sonos

    With Sonos Connect, your Elite receiver can now be part of your existing Sonos Home Sound System, or the start of a new one.

    For additional information please see the Specifications Tab


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 22 reviews

    86%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Streaming from Deezer, Tidal, and Qobuz using DTS PlayFi or the built in media app was terrible.Derek
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    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Great sound, but definitely some shortcomings

      Posted
      Derek
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I will preface this review by saying the Pio has amazing sound. Whether it was two-channel stereo or watching a 4K bluray, there was never a lack of power or poor SQ. I bi-amped it into two CM10s. Surround speakers were CM6s and the center is a HTM62. The Pio handled them wonderfully, the sound was crystal clear and powerful. But, now the bad: The software was buggy, and there were several times when the unit froze up and I had to pull the plug. Streaming from Deezer, Tidal, and Qobuz using DTS PlayFi or the built in media app was terrible. For some reason the receiver would default to 11 channel stereo everytime I tried to stream using the DTS PlayFi app. I could not find a way to change it to stereo, and it is suggested in the manual that there is no adjustment of sound modes with PlayFi streams. Really frustrating. I also discovered that the PlayFi downsampled anything HiRes to 16-44, which kind of kills the purpose of having the hi-res plan through Tidal or Qobuz. I took the receiver back and returned it, just too many software issues and the streaming aspects of the unit left much to be desired.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      An excellent mid-range receiver

      Posted
      Smerdyakov

      I bought this unit to replace a receiver made by another manufacturer. Setup was very easy, due in part to the outstanding GUI. The MCACC auto tune feature works very well, better than the AccuEQ used in some other AV receivers: it runs ten separate tests from one position, rather than requiring one to put the setup microphone in eight different positions while running the same test over and over. There are enough surround programs to satisfy anyone, offering good spatial effects and fine L-R separation on the front channels. The video processing is also outstanding. The remote is smaller than any others that I have used, and allows easy selection of sources and sound modes. In addition, this unit does NOT get hot, so no cooling fan is required. All in all, as good a unit as one can find for a reasonable price. By the way, it is virtually the same as the higher priced SC-LX901, since it has two fewer built-in amps. Add an external two-channel power amp to get the same performance as the -901 at lower cost.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Better than the Pioneer SC-87???

      Posted
      BigRockStar
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      After years of trying audio receivers from Sony and other manufacturers I decided I wanted the Very Best, Because I got So Tired of messing with the volume going up and down always had to have my finger on the remote volume switch to adjust it. So I first purchased the SC-87 which I Really Had a LOT of Problems With, ironically with the Audio either not coming on at all, No Video, or BOTH. There was also this strange Blips of No Audio that would last for about a second every 30 seconds or so. So after Sending my SC-87 in for repair About 6 or 7 Times, each time taking anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks to get back. Repair Shop said they replaced the HDMI card multiple times, so something must have been causing it to fry? Best Buy's Geek Squad FINALLY ended up "Junking it Out". I had to add about $250, the difference in Price for this Pioneer - Elite 1800W 9.2-Ch Model: SCLX801 SKU: 5453800 Which was the closest unit "Spec-Wise" to my Junked SC-87. I really hope that this SCLX801 is a LOT BETTER, but I have not been able to connect it up yet because I've had some health problems and can't install it quite yet. From other reviews I've read on this Model, Fingers Crossed, I will LOVE it!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Receiver for Modern Times Sc-LX701.

      Posted
      Carl
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Full disclosure I’m an over the top audiophile…that being said this receiver (SC-LX701) has everything I need. I also own the SC-LX501 which powers a theater room. I wanted to use this receiver to utilize Dolby Atmos on a 5.4.2. The LX501 only allows for a 5.2.2. The Lx701 is a 9.2 receiver the LX501 a 7.2...that's 9 channels vs 7. If you want the 9 channel upgrade to this receiver it's the LX801 and even the top of the line LX901 which is a 11.2 allowing for 7.4.2 Dolby Atmos! This receiver has all the usual requirements needed for modern times...built in wireless wifi, bluetooth, airplay etc. It cranks out (8 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1.0 %) / 185W/ch (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1.0 %, 1ch Driven FTC) / 135W/ch (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, THD 0.08 %, 2ch Driven FTC). This will give you all the power you need for a non pre-amp. It has 2 HDMI Outputs and 8 HDMI inputs. It has HDCP 2.2 compliance and UHD 4K pass through to include 3D. It's a class D3 Amplifier which means it will run much cooler with better heat dissipation making it more efficient when operating a peak levels. In short if you are a serious audiophile this receiver is the sweet spot in my opinion. It gives you the best bang for the buck!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      This thing is a beast.

      Posted
      Xtgma
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Coming from a 7.2 receiver, this thing can handle everything I’ve thrown at it. Currently running a 7.2.4 and it sounds great. Set up was easy and no different than any other receiver. The microphone comes includes for audio calibration. The receiver supports the most current object based audio codecs like Dolby Atmos and dts x. My only complaint is that if nothing is playing it displays a blue screen, which concerns me considering I have an OLED, and on OLEDs the blue pixels tend to degrade first. If they would’ve had a screen saver with a black screen with a moving logo it would’ve been better. Overall high recommended.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent reciever

      Posted
      Matt
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Bought this to replace a cheaper onkyo receiver and to go from 5.2.2 to 5.2.4. I highly recommend this as it has all the adjustability you could want from a receiver for music or watching movies. It has plenty of power to push your speakers without distortion. It passes hdr and dolby vision. Has all the hookups I could want(4k blueray player, xbox 1, record player). Its bluetooth works great as does the built in pandora app. I let the mcacc pro do all the tuning for my speakers and it also allows you do adjust it further to your own taste. It also has 3 memories for tuning. I have one for movies and one for music. I couldn't ask for a better networking reciever.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Can't use Pandora pioneer won't release update

      Posted
      earthtech

      I'm letting people know about pioneers latest receivers and the technical support is a joke. I have a vsx-1123 k and can no longer use Pandora because pioneer won't release a firmware update it will say server error. It's not just the 1123 model almost all the other models that been sold in the last couple years have also been affected. I have contacted pioneer a couple times in the last seven months and they don't seem to concerned. They're not sure when the update will be released.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Disappointing!

      Posted
      Patojos
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I dont know which one is worse, the price or the sound? Honestly this thing is 2000$ but i have an old Yamaha unit bought in 2002 for 500$ at that time .....and it sounds way better than this so i,m just wondering, either for the fact it has blue tooth and HDMI i would have kept my old receiver.This thing is more Hype than its sound. Wouldn't recommend unit for 2000$ i,m just being honest.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend




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