Pioneer SC-LX57 Av Receiver

The Pioneer SC-LX57 is a 9.2 channel AV Receiver that supports 4K Ultra HD pass through and upscaling, high-resolution music files, gapless playback and multi-zone functionality.

The SC-LX57 is fantastic value for money as it shares most of its' more expensive siblings technology. Where Pioneer have shaved the specification to bring this receiver in at a lower price, is simple. They have lost the turntable input and trimmed a few analogue connections from the back panel along with not having the amplifier THX certified or tuned at Air Studios.

The power output is maginally lower than the SC-LX77 but otherwise it shares all the new technology below.

The SC-LX57 receiver incorporates Pioneer's latest Direct Energy HD amplifiers built on Class D technology to provide an impressive audiovisual performance, at the same time being extremely energy efficient, forming part of the ECO management seen on these latest generation receivers.
The video section of the receiver is designed for the next generation 4K Ultra HD resolution standard that can pass through 4K video signals to compatible displays and can upscale lower resolution video signals for the best possible performance.
The SC-LX57 offers simultaneous entertainment in multiple zones -  including HDZone with a dedicated HDMI output to an additional room. Up to four different devices running iControlAV2013 App can simultaneously control the AV receiver to take advantage of the multi-room capabilities.
The award-winning app has been redesigned for 2013 with iControlAV2013, featuring a new interface and easier to navigate feature menu for smartphone users, as well as a dedicated Eco Manager page for energy efficient settings. A new "Push Player"  feature allows music to be streamed directly from the device in use.
The entire LX range supports compressed music files and has built-in playback of DSD files and high-resolution AIFF, Apple Lossless, WAV and FLAC files which support gapless playback.
No range would be complete without AirPlay, DLNA 1.5, vTuner internet radio and Bluetooth audio streaming (with optional AS-BT200 BT adapter) & the SC-LX57 inclues the Pioneer AS-WL300 Wireless LAN converter as well
Each receiver in the range is iPhone and iPad certified, which includes iPhone 5 and iPad mini-compatibility plus with the growing number of Android equipped devices they are taken care of, with MHL 2.0 (Mobile High-Definition Link) support which allows users to control and connect Android devices to play back audio and video content (including high-definition 3D content). All are HTC Connect2 compatible, allowing HTC smartphones (including HTC One) to stream directly to the receivers.
With 9 HDMI inputs / 3 outputs (including one dual function HDMI / MHL input conveniently placed on the front), the receiver is extremely well connected.

All in all a very well judged set of features and specification, this will sell very well.


• 9 x 190W Digital Class D Amp
• 9 x HDMI (8+1) in / 3 out (1 x assign as HD zone out)
• ESS-DAC SABRE 32bit for All-channel
• Audio Scaler 192/32
• DTS Neo:X
• Digital DAC Filter
• THX Select2 Plus
• Hi-bit32 Audio Processing
• Speaker sys Config:11patterns/Bi-AMP: 3patterns
• Full Band Phase Control
• 12v trigger / Speakers 'B' HDMI link
• 4K Pass Through (24p/30p)
• 4K Up-Scaling (24p/30p)
• MHL (HDMI) for Android
• AirPlay / DLNA 1.5 / Windows 8 certified
• Internet Radio (Spotify, vTuner)
• Gapless Playback
• DSD Direct file / AIFF / Apple lossless
• FLAC/WAV 192kHz/24bit Playback
• PQLS Bit-stream
• Simple Overlay
• Eco mode

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