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Pioneer Elite 9.1 Channel AV Home Theater Receiver - SC-57

Abt Model: SC57 | UPC Code: 884938134811
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Pioneer Elite 9.1 Channel AV Home Theater Receiver, Model SC57

Introducing the new flagship receiver of the Elite line: the SC-57. It wouldn’t be an overstatement to call the new Elite SC-57 one of the most revolutionary receivers ever produced. Or that the industry has ever seen.

Until now digital amplification – categorized as Class-D devices - have received little or no respect from a cautious and hesitant industry. Unable to conquer the challenges of “digital”, A/V receiver manufacturers have sought refuge in the comfort zone of analog Class-A/B amplifiers. One problem with that is analog amplifiers have had essentially the same design for the last fifty years, leaving little room for further performance enhancements. Another is the multi-channel soundtracks now available on Blu-ray Disc simply cannot be maximized or enjoyed to their full potential through conventional analog A/B amplification.

Pioneer understood early the massive power output potential of Class-D amplification, and made the bold decision to produce multi-channel amplifiers that more than rise to the occasion of bringing the new audio dimension that Blu-ray Disc provides to the home theater enthusiast.

The Elite SC-57 is the third generation of Class-D amplifiers for Pioneer, and as such we’ve designated it in a class all its own: Class D3.


  • Class D3 Amplification
  • THX Ultra 2 plus Surround
  • Air Studios Monitor Certification
  • Made for iPod®, iPhone®, iPad® Certified, Featuring AirPlay®
  • 3-Zone Multi-Room A/V


Amplification and Build

  • 140 W x 9 (1 kHz, THD 0.08% @ 8 ohms FTC)
  • Multi Channel Simultaneous Drive Capability Total 810 W (8ohms, 1Hz,THD, 1%)
  • 8 & 6 Ohm Impedance Select
  • 3D Space Frame Construction
  • Aluminum Front Panel
  • Advanced Direct Construction
  • Trans. Stabilizer
  • Gold Pin Plug
  • Selected Skeleton Speaker Terminals


  • AIR Studios Monitor Certification
  • THXR Ultra 2 Plus
  • DolbyR TrueHD / Dolby Pro LogicR IIz / Dolby Pro Logic IIx / Dolby Digital EX / Dolby Digital Plus
  • DTS-HDR Master Audio / DTS Neo:X - 9.1 Channel Surround / DTS@Neural Surround / DTS-ES
  • Dual TI gAureush 32-Bit Digital Core Engine
  • 192 kHz / 32-bit Digital to Analog Converter
  • 192 kHz / 24-bit Analog to Digital Converter
  • Pioneer Advanced MCACC Room Calibration
    • Precision Distance
    • 3D Time Axis Measurement
    • Polarity Check
    • Reverb Before and After Calibration Results (OSD and iPad)
    • Standing Wave Control
  • Pioneer Sound Enhancements
    • Front, Center, Surround, B-Speaker Bi-Amp
    • 32-Bit High Bit
    • Full Band Phase Control (Symmetry/Front Align)
    • Phase Control Plus
    • Virtual Depth, Height and Surround Back
    • Optimum Surround - Auto Bass, Dialog, and Surround Balancing
    • Jitter Reduction
    • PQLS Bit-stream
    • Auto Sound Retriever (Multi)
    • Sound Retriever AIR / Sound Retriever Link
    • Front Wide Surround Movie & Music
    • Auto Level Control (Multi)
    • Advanced Surround (15 Mode DSP)
    • Front Stage Surround
    • Headphone Surround


  • Marvell QdeoTM 1080p/24fps Video Scaler
  • Advanced Video Adjust
  • Stream Smoother / Stream Smoother Link
  • Triple HD Noise Reduction
  • Video Conversion to HDMI
  • HDMI® Features
    • 3D Ready (Blu-ray Disc®, Broadcast and Game)
    • Audio Return Channel
    • Deep Color and x.v.ColorTM

Home Network

  • AirPlay
  • DLNA Certified® (1.5)
  • Internet Radio with vTuner
  • PANDORA internet radio
  • Rhapsody® Music Service1
  • Sirius® Internet Radio1
  • Windows® 7 Certified
  • Home Media Gallery
  • FLAC 192 kHz / 24-bit Audio File Playback via Network
  • WAV 192 kHz / 24-bit Audio File Playback via Network


  • Made for iPod®, iPhone®, iPad®
    • Charges iPhone, iPad, iPod
    • Combination USB / Composite Video Cable Supplied
    • iPhone, iPad, iPod Stored and Streaming Audio & Video with Album Art
  • Memory Audio Playback (MP3/WMA/WAV)
  • Pioneer Air Jam App
    • Connects via Bluetooth® to Share Music and Create Playlists (With iPod touch, iPhone, iPad)
    • Free via the App StoreSM (Optional AS-BT200 Bluetooth Adapter Required
  • HDMI Inputs (7 In (6 Back, 1 Front) / 2 Out)
  • Front USB Input
  • Ethernet Terminal
  • Wireless LAN Ready (Optional AS-WL300 Wireless LAN Converter Required)
  • Phono Input
  • Sirius XM Radio Ready2
  • 7.1 Channel Multi-Channel Input Terminals
  • Adapter Port (Optional AS-BT100 or AS-BT200 Bluetooth Adapter Required)
  • Component Video Inputs (3 In / 1 Out)
  • Digital Inputs (2 Coaxial, 3 Optical)
  • Analog A/V Inputs (4 A/V, 1 Audio)
  • 11.2 Assignable Pre-Outs for up to 9.1 Channel Playback
  • 10 Mode Speaker Assignment
  • Large Speaker Terminals (9 Channels Assignable)

Custom Control

  • Pioneer iControlAV2 App
    • A/V Receiver and Blu-ray Disc player Control From iPod touch, iPhone, iPad
    • Free via the App StoreSM
  • IP Control with Full 2-Way Feedback
  • AVNavigator System Set-Up (CD-ROM Included for PC)
  • Full Color Graphic User Interface (GUI)
  • Zone 2 AV with HD Component Video Output
  • Zone 3 AV
  • RS-232C
  • 12v Trigger (2 Out)
  • SR In/Out
  • IR (2In / 1 Out)
  • HDMI Standby Through for Low Power Consumption
  • Detachable Power Cord
  • Auto Power Down
  • Illuminated Learning Remote Control
  • Subscription Required. 2Antenna and subscription required and sold separately. Bold denotes step-up features from SC-55


  • Power Requirements: AC 120 V/60 Hz
  • Estimated Power Consumption: 370 Watts
  • Standby Power Consumption: Approx 0.1 to 0.3 Watts

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 7.28"
  • Width: 17.13"
  • Depth: 17.56"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 39
  • Shipping: 44 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): Two Years Parts and Labor
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Key Features
High-Definition Audio With THX Ultra 2 Plus/ 3D Ready/ Class D3 Amplification/ Made For iPod, iPhone, iPad Certified, Featuring AirPlay/ AIR Studios Monitor Certification/ 3-Zone Multi-Room A/V/ Triple HD Noise Reduction/ 7 HDMI Inputs/ DLNA Certified/ Black Finish
More reasons to buy the Pioneer SC-57 from Abt Electronics
  • is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The Pioneer SC-57 is Brand New.
  • The Pioneer SC-57 Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
Watts Per Channel140 Watts
Bluetooth CompatibilityNo
iPod CompatibilityYes
Decoders/EncodersDolbyR TrueHD / Dolby Pro LogicR IIz / Dolby Pro Logic IIx / Dolby Digital
Input ConnectorsHDMI, USB, Component, Composite Video, Analog Audio, Digital Optical, Digital Coaxial
Output ConnectorsHDMi, Component, Composite, Digital Audio, Analog Audio
THX CertificationYes
Weight (lbs)39
Parts Warranty2 Years
Labor Warranty2 Years


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