Suggested Price: $1,200.00
7.1 Channel A/V Receiver Featuring HDMI and Advanced MCACC
Multiple high-definition audio and video sources. One impressive Elite receiver to control — and optimize — them all. Enhance your complete home entertainment experience, through this Elite receiver's simple connectivity. Three all-digital HDMI inputs require only one-cable connection to your HDTV and transfers huge amounts of high-definition audio and video, including 1080p signals from tomorrow's soon to be available Blu-Ray Disc® players — without loss of quality. And without the maze of wires. A Faroudja DCDi® HD Video Scaler even converts lower-resolution video signals up to 480p, 720p, or 1080i resolutions through this receiver's HDMI output, so you can enjoy just about any content in the higher native resolution of your HDTV or monitor.
Rediscover your digital content.
This Elite receiver does wonders for your digital content, as well. Easily connect your iPod® player with the included cable, and enjoy your portable audio, photos and videos from your powerful home entertainment system. With the addition of an XM® Connect & Play antenna (sold separately) and subscription service, listen to digital satellite radio in high-quality 5.1 channel surround-sound, with XM-HD Surround powered by Neural Audio®, easily controlled via the on-screen display*. With Pioneer's new patent-pending Sound Retriever technology, compressed audio formats get a dynamic boost rivaling CD quality. This Elite receiver even includes a Phono input, so you can enjoy all this incredible audio — for your ears only.
Serious surround sound.
Want a movie theater experience in your home? With this Elite receiver you'll get 130 watts of immersive THX™ Select 2™ -certified surround sound, coming at you full-throttle across up to seven speakers — in your own living room. With twelve advanced surround modes, digital noise reduction, and Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES, and DTS 96/24 decoders, this Elite receiver delivers awesomely intense home theater. Super-compact circuitry dispenses heat and conserves energy to power seven channels of Advanced Direct Energy Amplification. Add Pioneer's Ultra Digital Core Engine 2 with a state-of-the-art third generation Sharc-EX® from Analog Devices and a 48-bit Freescale DSP processor, and you've got an Elite receiver equipped to handle all your entertainment demands.
Any room. Any source. Anytime.
Play a CD in one room. A DVD in another. XM digital satellite radio in still another. Custom-install ready, this Elite receiver simplifies professional customization for the ultimate home entertainment system. The RS-232c interface and IR/Input online downloads allow custom installers to add and program third party IR receivers, repeaters and touch pad remote controls — allowing multi-source, multi-room control for up to three rooms. Built-in 12-volt triggers can also be configured to power-up other components of your home-theater experience — such as closing remote controlled blinds just as the movie begins! For professional-grade audio — without the need for a professional — the Advanced Multi-Channel AcoustiC Calibration System (MCACC) with 9 band EQ, Phase Control, Standing Wave & X-Curve Control recreates the sound engineer's original intent, in your own home. Just place the included microphone in the room's sweet spot, and it evaluates the acoustic signature then fine-tunes the sonic performance of all connected speakers for unprecedented sound fidelity.
* XM Satellite Radio subscription service is not affiliated with Pioneer - service is available only in the 48 continental U.S. states (not available in Alaska, Hawaii, or U.S. territories). More information is available at www.xmradio.com. The availability of an XM signal depends on the ability of the antenna to receive a satellite signal. The signal may be unavailable if obstructed (e.g., by buildings, mountains, trees, bridges, bad weather, etc.).
PIONEER, ELITE, and the Pioneer and Elite logos are registered trademarks of Pioneer Corporation.
DOLBY, DOLBY DIGITAL, and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
DTS is a registered trademark of Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC.
iPod is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
THX and THX Select2 are trademarks of THX Ltd. which may be registered in some jurisdictions. All rights reserved.
XM is a registered trademark of XM Satellite Radio Inc.
BLU-RAY DISC is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation.
NEURAL AUDIO is a registered trademark of Neural Audio, Inc.
SHARC is a registered trademark of Analog Devices, Inc.
FREESCALE is a trademark of Freescale Semiconductor Inc.
FAROUDJA and DCDI are registered trademarks of Genesis Microchip Inc.