Pioneer Elite® 7.2-Channel Network AV Receiver Headlines Company’s CEDIA 2017 Lineup

Joins Full Line of ELITE Components & Speakers and Pioneer Hi-Res Audio Products

Onkyo & Pioneer Corporation today announced the products on display during CEDIA 2017. Headlining the announcement is the debut of the Elite® SC-LX502, a 7.2-channel network AV receiver that includes surround-sound performance optimized for Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™ object-based audio playback. Additionally, the unit features Dolby Surround and DTS Neural:X™ solutions that allow standard multi-channel audio on DVD, Blu-ray Disc™, and video streaming services via media players to be up-mixed through a speaker system with height channels. The SC-LX502 will be available later this month for MSRP $1,099 USD / MSRP $1,349.99 CDN.

Powered at 120 W/ch (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.08 % THD, 2ch Driven, FTC), the SC-LX502 features acclaimed Class D3 (Direct Energy HD) Amplification to deliver high power through all channels simultaneously. The result is thrilling surround-sound performance, with speed and fluency to bring out the best in object-based soundtracks. Premium AKM AK4458 768 kHz/32-bit DAC for Hi-Res Audio offers very clear and precise audio conversion with a unique output filter assuring low distortion and excellent S/N performance. Direct DSD 11.2 MHz/5.6 MHz/2.8 MHz and DSD 5.6 MHz/2.8 MHz with PCM conversion are supported, as are FLAC, WAV, AIFF, and Apple Lossless to 192 kHz/24-bit resolution*1. MCACC auto room calibration joins Phase Control technology to resolve bass lag for improved organization.

DTS Play-Fi®*2 technology enables multi-room streaming to the receiver and DTS Play-Fi-enabled speakers, while Chromecast built-in supports streaming of millions of songs from popular music services. Furthermore, the SC-LX502 works with the Google Assistant to offer voice control of Chromecast built-in features via Google Assistant built-in speakers.

FireConnect™*3 powered by Blackfire offers network and analog audio distribution, and streaming services such as Spotify®, Deezer, Pandora®, TuneIn, and TIDAL are built in*4. AirPlay® is also included with 5 GHz/2.4 GHz Wi-Fi® offering stable connectivity. RS-232, IR in/out and two 12v triggers offer custom installers integration and control options.

HDMI terminals*5 support 4K/60p, 4:4:4 24-bit video pass-through, and the HDCP 2.2 copy-protection standard for premium content. Video with HDR (High Dynamic Range) in HDR10 or HLG (Hybrid-Log Gamma) formats is passed through to a compatible display, together with Dolby Vision and BT.2020 wide color gamut for vividly rich color performance.

Additional products on display during CEDIA 2017 include:

ELITE Speakers include those designed by Andrew Jones

Lastly, Pioneer’s award-winning digital audio players (DAPs) XDP-300R and XDP-30R will both expand upon their MQA functionality with TIDAL Masters streaming*6, delivered in partnership with MQA. Experience these master-quality audio recordings with the latest audiophile-grade headphones from Pioneer including the SE-MONITOR5, as well as other Hi-Res Audio-capable models.

For more information on the SC-LX502 and the complete line of products on display during CEDIA 2017, please visit http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/home.

*1 Hi-Res Audio is recommended for playback over wired LAN or USB. Performance with Wi-Fi is not guaranteed.
*2 DTS Play-Fi is enabled with a firmware update.
*3 Distribution of audio from external analog inputs is activated with a future firmware update. Transmission rates of 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz are supported.
*4 Services are subject to regional availability and may require a paid subscription.
*5 Except Front HDMI input.
*6 Available through a future firmware update.

About Onkyo & Pioneer Corporation

Headquartered in Torrance, CA, Onkyo & Pioneer Corporation is a leader in home entertainment products under the Pioneer and Elite brands. With an established reputation for innovation and quality, the company’s products are embraced by high-end custom installers and general music lovers alike. Onkyo & Pioneer Corporation is a preeminent manufacturer of high-performance audio and visual equipment for a variety of portable uses, and the home.

More information can be found online at http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Home, or follow them on Twitter (@PioneerHomeUSA), Facebook and YouTube.

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