SC-LX501

7.2-ch Class D3 Network AV Receiver

  • 180 W/ch (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 0.9 %, 1ch Driven FTC)
  • 120 W/ch (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, THD 0.08 %, 2ch 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®

 

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The Elite® SC-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.

 

Dolby Vision

Dolby Vision transforms your TV experience with dramatic imaging—incredible brightness, contrast, and color that bring entertainment to life before your eyes. This receiver will transmit Dolby Vision* signals and metadata in passthrough mode from source to your display. Learn more about Dolby Vision.
*Via firmware update expected by end of December 2017.

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.

 

Chromecast Built-in*


The SC-LX501 is Chromecast Built-in 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 g.co/cast/audioapps.
* Chromecast Built-in 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

 

Power
  • Class D<sup>3</sup> (Direct Energy HD)
  • 7.2
  • VSX Model Power Rating Only
  • VSX Model Power Rating Only
  • 120 W/ch
  • 200 W/ch
  • 180 W/ch
  • 560 Watts
  • Yes
  • 250 W/0.15 W (standby)
  • -
Handheld and Internet
  • Yes
  • -
  • AirPlay only
  • iControlAV5
  • TuneIn Radio
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • MP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
  • Yes (with future firmware update)
  • Apple 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)
  • Yes (with future firmware update)
Decoders & Formats
  • Cirrus Logic (Quad Core) x 1
  • -
  • -
  • 384 kHz/32Bit (AK4458)
  • 2.2
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes (Firmware update required)
  • Yes (Before Firmware update to DTS:X)
  • Yes (Firmware update for DTS:X is required)
  • Yes
  • Multi-Channel
Soundfield Calibration
  • Yes
  • 1
  • Yes
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • 9-Band
  • Yes
  • 0.1 feet
  • -
  • -
  • Yes
Listening Modes
  • Yes
  • -
  • -
  • Direct / Pure Direct
  • 12
  • -
  • Yes
  • -
Audio Features
  • -
  • 2ch(2.8MHz / 5.6MHz / 11.2MHz)
  • 32 bit
  • -
  • Yes
  • -
  • -
  • Multi
  • 500 ms @ 48k/ 400 ms @ 96k/ 200 ms @ 192k
  • Yes
  • Yes
Video Processing
  • Yes
  • Yes (1080p to 4K)
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • Yes
  • -
Connectivity
  • 7 In (6 Rear, 1 Front) / 2 Out
  • -
  • Yes (5GHz/2.4GHz)
  • Yes
  • 1 In (Assignable)
  • USB Memory
  • Yes
  • 2 In
  • 5 In
  • Yes
  • 3 In (Optical 2, Coaxial 1)
  • 0.2 ch + Zone 2 Preout
  • Yes
  • USB & HDMI
  • 40
Installation
  • Icon-based Graphical User Interface (GUI)
  • Powered ZONE2 Audio
  • All Audio Sources
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • A.B
  • Yes
  • 1 In / 1 Out
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Surround Back/ Front Height/Top/ Front Bi-Amp/ Zone 2/ B-Speaker
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
Construction
  • Brushed
  • -
  • -
  • 9 Large
  • -
  • -
Warranty
  • 3 Years Parts & Labor
Dimensions
  • 17-1/8 x 7-5/16 x 15-9/16
  • 26 lbs.

Single Sheet

Date Description
Aug 31, 2017
SC-LX501 FW August 31 2017
Version 2079-2030-3030-0008
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