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Pioneer Elite Black 7.2 Channel Class D3 Network AV Receiver - SC-LX501

Abt Model: SCLX501 | UPC Code: 889951000174
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Pioneer Elite Black 7.2 Channel Class D3 Network AV Receiver - SC-LX501

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.


  • 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
  • Google Cast*
    The SC-LX501 is Google Cast 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
    • * Google Cast 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 Pro 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



  • Amplifier Design: Class D3 (Direct Energy HD)
  • Channels: 7.2
  • Power Output: Watts per Channel (20 Hz – 20 kHz, THD 0.08 % @ 8 ohms FTC): VSX Model Power Rating Only
  • Power Output: Watts per Channel (6 ohms 1 kHz 1 % 1ch Driven): VSX Model Power Rating Only
  • Power Output: Watts per Channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.08 %, 2 ch Driven FTC): 120 W/ch
  • Power Output: Watts per Channel (4 ohms, 1 kHz, 1 %, 2 ch Driven): 200 W/ch
  • Power Output: (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1 %, 1ch Driven FTC): 180 W/ch
  • Power Output: Watts Multi ch Simultaneous Drive (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 1 %): 560 Watts
  • 4 OHM Speaker: Yes
  • Estimated Power Consumption/Standby with HDMI Control off: 250 W/0.15 W (standby)

Handheld and Internet

  • AirPlay: Yes
  • Made for iPhone and iPod: AirPlay only
  • iOS/Android Remote Control APP: iControlAV5
  • Internet Radio: TuneIn Radio
  • Pandora Internet Radio: Yes
  • Streaming Audio From PC/Network: Yes
  • Music Playback via USB Network: MP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
  • Google Cast: Yes (with future firmware update)
  • Hi-Res Audio: 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)
  • TIDAL Music Streaming Service Ready: Yes (with future firmware update)

Decoders & Formats

  • Digital Core DSP Engine: Cirrus Logic (Quad Core) x 1
  • Audio DACs: 384 kHz/32Bit (AK4458)
  • High-Definition Copy Protection (HDCP): 2.2
  • Dolby Atmos: Yes
  • Dolby TrueHD: Yes
  • Dolby Digital Plus: Yes
  • Dolby Surround: Yes
  • DTS:X: Yes (Firmware update required)
  • DTS Neo:X: Yes (Before Firmware update to DTS:X)
  • DTS Neural:X: Yes (Firmware update for DTS:X is required)
  • DTS-HD Master Audio: Yes
  • HDMI SACD Transfer: Multi-Channel

Soundfield Calibration

  • MCACC: Yes
  • MCACC Memory: 1
  • Phase Control: Yes
  • EQ Bands: 9-Band
  • Symmetric EQ: Yes
  • Distance Adjustment: 0.1 feet
  • Auto Subwoofer Crossover: Yes

Listening Modes

  • Auto Surround: Yes
  • Stream Direct: Direct / Pure Direct
  • Advanced Surround: 12
  • Front Stage Surround Advance: Yes

Audio Features

  • DSD Music File: 2ch(2.8MHz / 5.6MHz / 11.2MHz)
  • Audio Processing: 32 bit
  • Advanced Sound Retriever: Yes
  • Tone Control: Multi
  • Sound Delay (Lip Sync): 500 ms @ 48k/ 400 ms @ 96k/ 200 ms @ 192k
  • Speaker A/B: Yes
  • Bi-Amp: Yes

Video Processing

  • 4K 60p Ultra HD Passthrough: Yes
  • 4K 60p Ultra HD Video Scaler: Yes (1080p to 4K)
  • 3-D Ready: Yes
  • Audio Return Channel: Yes
  • HDMI 36-bit Deep Color: Yes
  • x.v.Color: Yes
  • Video Converter to HDMI: Yes
  • Super Resolution: Yes


  • HDMI Input / Output: 7 In (6 Rear, 1 Front) / 2 Out
  • Wi-Fi Built-In: Yes (5GHz/2.4GHz)
  • Bluetooth Built-In: Yes
  • Component Video Input / Output: 1 In (Assignable)
  • iPhone / iPod / USB Memory Input: USB Memory
  • Ethernet Input: Yes
  • Composite A/V Input / Output: 2 In
  • Analog Audio Inputs / Output: 5 In
  • Phono Input: Yes
  • Digital Inputs / Output: 3 In (Optical 2, Coaxial 1)
  • Pre-Amp Outputs: 0.2 ch + Zone 2 Preout
  • Headphone Output: Yes
  • Front A/V Inputs: USB & HDMI
  • AM/FM Presets: 40


  • Home Menu: Icon-based Graphical User Interface (GUI)
  • Multi-Room and Source Output: Powered ZONE2 Audio
  • Zone 2 Sources: All Audio Sources
  • 12 Volt Trigger (Assignable): A.B
  • RS-232C: Yes
  • IR Serial Remote In/Out: 1 In / 1 Out
  • Network Firmware Update: Yes
  • IP Control for CI: Yes
  • Versatile Speaker Configuration: Surround Back/ Front Height/Top/ Front Bi-Amp/ Zone 2/ B-Speaker
  • FL Dimmer: Yes
  • Function Rename: Yes
  • Remote: Yes
  • Sleep Timer: Yes
  • Detachable Power Cord: Yes


  • Front Panel: Brushed
  • Speaker Terminals: 9 Large

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 7-5/16"
  • Width: 17-1/8"
  • Depth: 15-9/16"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 26 lbs
  • Shipping: 32 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 3 Years Parts and Labor
Key Features
120W Per Channel At 8 Ohms/ Class D3 Amplifier (Direct Energy HD Amplifier)/ Low Heat Generation/ Dolby Atmos And DTS:X Ready/ Ultra HD (4K/60p/4:4:4/24-Bit) Upscaling/Pass-Through With HDCP 2.2/ MCACC Pro Auto Room Tuning/ Synchronized Sound With Phase Control/ 32-Bit Audio Processing/ Bi-Amp/ 3-D Ready/ HDMI 36-Bit Deep Color/ Built-In Wi-Fi And Bluetooth/ Auto Subwoofer Crossover/ Black Finish
More reasons to buy the Pioneer SC-LX501 from Abt Electronics
  • is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The Pioneer SC-LX501 is Brand New.
  • The Pioneer SC-LX501 Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
Apple AirPlayYes
Watts Per Channel120
Bluetooth CompatibilityYes
3D ReadyYes
Decoders/EncodersDolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Surround, DTS Neural:X, DTS-HD Master Audio
Input ConnectorsHDMI, Component, Composite, Ethernet, Analog Audio, Phono, Optical, Coaxial, USB
Output ConnectorsHDMI, Subwoofer, Optical
THX CertificationNo
Number of HDMI Outputs2
Number of Zones2
Weight (lbs)26
Parts Warranty3 Year
Labor Warranty3 Year


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