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Pioneer Elite THX Ultra2 PLUS Black 7-Channel AV Receiver - SC-27

Abt Model: SC27 | UPC Code: 012562957487
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140W x 7 Surround Power/ 140W x 2 Stereo Power/ ICEpower Direct Energy HD/ Symmetrical Power Train Design/ Dual Core Digital Engine/ Symmetric 9-Band EQ/ Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio Decoding/ 1080p Video Scaler For Analog Standard Definition/ Digital Noise Reduction/ Midnight Listening/ Black Finish
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Pioneer Elite THX Ultra2 PLUS Black 7-Channel AV Receiver, Model SC27


  • ICEpower
    At its core, the Pioneer® Elite® SC-27 A/V receiver was designed to deliver best-in-class sound quality for full-scale immersion into today's new high-definition multi-channel home theaters. Incorporating Pioneer’s exclusive Direct Energy HD amplifier with ICEpower® Class-D technology, the SC-27 was designed to bring new levels of clarity, detail, and dynamic "quick response" to new uncompressed Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD® Master soundtracks now emerging on the Blu-Ray Disc® format. This revolutionary amplifier design also provides incredible power output with minimal energy loss from wasted energy in the form of heat, making the SC-27 one of the first truly green home theater a/v receivers available today
  • THX Ultra2 PLUS, Air Studios and MCACC Advanced
    With a long-standing product development partnership with world renowned AIR Studios in London, England, and certification from THX® Labs, the SC-27 has the stamp of approval for delivery of cinematic performance in the home-theater with all of the artistic vision intact. Pioneer’s exclusive Direct Energy HD amplifier is the first multi-channel Class-D amplifier to earn the coveted THX Ultra2 Plus certification, and the AIR Studios Sound Tuning is inherently embedded in Pioneer’s exclusive Advanced Auto MCACC room calibration system
  • Burr-Brown
    New HD-Audio digital signal processing is also crucial to maintaining the integrity of the Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio surround sound formats. Lower resolution and compressed multi-channel formats will also benefit with a professional grade Burr-Brown® Sampling Rate Converter that will effectively scale all analog and digital signals to 192kHz/24-Bit resolution; exclusive to the SC-27 and a key component to its step-up feature set
  • HDMI
    No matter the video format for movies, videos, or games, the latest line of Pioneer Elite receivers makes it possible to enjoy them all with new HDMI® 48-Bit Deep Color and x.v. Color capabilities, analog video conversion to HDMI, standard definition upscaling to1080p, and Pioneer proprietary PureCinema™ conversion born from Pioneer’s leadership in high-definition video processing. Enjoy your favorite Blu-ray Disc movie in full 1080p/24fps resolution through no fewer than 4 and up to 5 HDMI inputs; one of which is conveniently located on the front panel
  • Works with iPhone, Sirius and XM Satellite Ready
    The latest line of Pioneer Elite receivers is also among the first to be Works with iPhone™ certified, ready to bring your iTunes® library, photos, and videos stored on your iPhone and YouTube® content accessed from your iPhone to your home theater. And the navigation is made easy and fun with a Graphical User Interface (GUI) that even provides on-screen album art (when available), all from a newly designed LCD illuminated learning remote. The Elite SC-27 expands your entertainment options further with audio and photo streaming from your PC through an existing home network, and antenna inputs now make it ready to bring subscription services from SIRIUS® and XM® Satellite Radio* into your home entertainment system, rounding out the wide variety of new media options. (Sirius streaming feature requires PREMIUM subscription)



  • Amplifier Design: ICEpower® Direct Energy HD
  • Surround Power: 140W x 7 (20Hz - 20kHz, .09% THD @ 8 ohms, All Channels Driven)
  • Stereo Power: 140W x 2 (20Hz - 20kHz, .09% THD @ 8 ohms)
  • Symmetrical Power Train Design

Audio Processing

  • Digital Engine: Dual Core
  • Air Studios™ Tuning: Monitor Certification
  • THX™ Ultra2 Plus
  • PQLS for Audio: Multi-channel
  • Wolfson DACs
  • iPod® Digital
  • Optimum Surround
  • Room Calibration: Advanced MCACC 9 Band EQ
  • Phase Control: Full Band
  • Symmetric 9-band EQ
  • Standing Wave Control
  • Polarity Check
  • Front Stage Surround: (Focus,Wide)
  • Advanced Surround Modes: (13+1) Modes
  • Sound Retriever - Multi
  • Dolby True HD
  • Dolby Digital Plus
  • Dolby Pro-Logic IIx
  • Dolby® Digital EX
  • Dolby® Digital 5.1
  • DTS-HD Master Audio
  • DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
  • DTS-ES
  • DTS 96/24
  • DTS® 5.1
  • Sampling Rate Converter
  • Stream Direct
  • DTS NEO: 6
  • DTS Express
  • Auto Level Control - Multi
  • Neural-THX Surround Decoder
  • WMA-9 Pro Decoder
  • HDMI® SACD Transfer
  • HDMI DVD-Audio Transfer
  • X-Curve Compensation
  • Digital Noise Reduction
  • Virtual Surround Back
  • Headphone Surround
  • Dialog Enhancement
  • Midnight Listening
  • Loudness
  • Auto Signal Select
  • Analog to Digital Conversion: Burr Brown 192 kHz / 24-bit
  • Digital Analog Conversion (DAC): Wolfson WM8740 192 kHz / 24-bit DAC

Video Processing

  • HDMI® 48-bit Deep Color
  • HDMI x.v. Color
  • Video Converter - Component
  • 1080p Video Scaler for Analog Standard Definition
  • Pure Cinema I/P Converter
  • Video Parameter Adjustment
  • HDMI 1080P Video Transfer
  • iPod® Photo and Video
  • 3D Noise Reduction (Analog SD)
  • 3D Y/C Separation
  • Aspect Ratio


  • Works with iPhone Certified
  • On-Screen Display: Redesigned, Full-color GUI
  • Multi-zone On-screen Display: Zone 2 & 3
  • Supplied iPhone/iPod A/V USB Cable
  • iTunes Album Art
  • FL Dimmer
  • Function Rename
  • Remote: Learning with Illuminated LCD
  • Multi-Zone: 3-zone
  • Sleep Timer
  • Multi Operation
  • Advanced MCACC Graphic PC Output
  • Amplifier Assign
  • Detachable Power Cord


  • HDMI Inputs: 5 (Including 1 Front Panel Input)
  • HDMI Outputs: 2
  • Supported Audio Formats: LPCM, WAV, MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC
  • Networking Entertainment
  • Streaming Internet Radio
  • Neural Music Direct
  • SIRIUS via Internet
  • Firmware Updatable
  • Component Video Input: 3
  • Component Video Outputs: 2
  • S-Video Input: 5
  • S-Video Outputs: 1
  • Composite A/V Input: 5
  • Composite A/V Output: 1
  • iPhone / iPod USB Input
  • USB Memory Input
  • Ethernet Input
  • XM® Satellite Ready
  • SIRIUS® Satellite Ready
  • Analog Audio Inputs: 4
  • Analog Audio Outputs: 1
  • Phono Input
  • Digital Inputs: 7 (4 Optical, 3 Coaxial)
  • Digital Outputs: 2 Optical
  • Multi-Channel Input: 7.1
  • Audio Pre-Output: 7.1
  • Headphone Output
  • Multi-Room and Source Output: 3-zones
  • Zone 2 Analog Audio Out
  • Zone 3 Analog Audio Out
  • Zone 2 Video Out: Composite or Component
  • Zone 3 Video Out: Composite or Component
  • Zone 2 HD Video via Component
  • 12 Volt Trigger (Device Assignable): 2
  • Front A/V Inputs
  • RS-232C
  • IR In/Out


  • Front Panel: Aluminum/Urushi
  • Transformer Stabilizer
  • 3-D Space Frame Design
  • Direct Construction
  • Heavy Duty Speaker Terminals

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 7.92"
  • Width: 16.56"
  • Depth: 18.12"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 40 lbs 11 oz
  • Shipping: 44 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): Two Year Parts and Labor
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  • The Pioneer SC-27 is Brand New.
  • The Pioneer SC-27 Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
Watts Per Channel140 W/channel
AM/FM Preset63
Bluetooth CompatibilityNo
iPod CompatibilityYes
Decoders/EncodersDolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio Decoding
Input ConnectorsHDMI Inputs: 5 (Including 1 Front Panel Input), Component Video Input: 3, S-Video Input: 5, Composite A/V Input: 5, Analog Audio Inputs: 4, Digital Inputs: 7 (4 Optical, 3 Coaxial), Multi-Channel Input: 7.1
Output ConnectorsHDMI Outputs: 2, Component Video Outputs: 2, S-Video Outputs: 1, Composite A/V Output: 1, Analog Audio Outputs: 1, Digital Outputs: 2 Optical, Audio Pre-Output: 7.1
THX CertificationYes
Weight (lbs)40.11 lbs
Parts Warranty2 Years
Labor Warranty2 Years


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Pioneer Elite THX Ultra2 PLUS Black 7-Channel AV Receiver

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Mind blowing sound.....!!!!


from Chicago

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  • Accurate Controls
  • Clean Sound
  • Durable
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Good Power


    Best Uses

    • Home Theater
    • Larger Rooms
    • Smaller Rooms

    Comments about Pioneer Elite THX Ultra2 PLUS Black 7-Channel AV Receiver:

    By far the best sounding receiver I've heard. Coming from Denon line (owned avr 4306, 4308ci in past), but this baby blows them both out of water. Believe me, the sound is so clear and pristine with lots of power. Am running 6ohms speakers throughout and two subs (using a y-cable splitter). Get to hear things i never thought existed. Very quiet operation and does not generate heat at all...Onkyo anyone!!
    Anyhow, the power it delivers never looses steam and it has tons of tweaking if you plan to get into the pro setup. So far no problem at all, no HDMI handshaking issues and everything works as advertised. Do yourself a favor and try this gem at least for once, i bet you wont go back to those class A, or B or AB amps ever again. These ICE class D amps are the real champs.... and I'm very very pleased with my money spent on it. The sampling rate converter works magic and everything sounds just perfect. The built quality is also superb. Also it is the first true green receiver since it is over 90% efficient compared to other receivers and the power ratings are bang on (140 watts/channel).
    Do youself a favor and just pull the trigger on this beast, its a great product and will last a lifetime.
    The set up was a breeze and the MCACC works good, also it does not touch the HDMI signal which is good since I want all the up conversion done in my players or source, no big deal. Its the sound that matters to me and this baby does that thing like a champ. Overall I'm very happy that i picked this and nothing else.
    Thanks ABT and Pioneer.

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    Pioneer Elite THX Ultra2 PLUS Black 7-Channel AV Receiver

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