Pioneer Elite SC-97 9.2 Channel Networked Class D3 AV Receiver

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  • Pioneer Elite SC-97 9.2 Channel Networked Class D3 AV Receiver

    Product Description


    9.2 Channel Networked Class D3 AV Receiver

    • Dolby Atmos®
    • Full Bandwidth HDMI (4K UltraHD 60P/4:4:4) with HDCP 2.2
    • AIR Studios® Monitor Certifications
    • Built-in Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth®
    • Object-Based DTS:X® format available with firmware upgrade

    The Receiver that Delivers it All

    The Elite® SC-97 AV receiver brings the latest features and technology you expect from Pioneer to your home theater. The enhanced realism of Dolby Atmos® driven by authoritative Class D3 amplification. Along with advanced multi-zone features and effortless connectivity, it offers advanced Super Resolution video scaling with 4K Ultra HD pass-through with HDCP 2.2, a USB-DAC for jitter-free digital networked audio streaming, and the immersive new object-based DTS:X surround-sound format (available with a firmware update). The Elite SC-97 provides studio-grade room calibration with MCACC® Pro and the coveted AIR Studios® Monitor Certification ensures an unmatched surround-sound experience.

    Authoritative Class D3 Amplification

    Extreme power with extreme efficiency are hallmarks of the Elite SC-97, thanks to Class D3 (Direct Energy HD) amplifiers that deliver lots of power in a cool-running, light weight package. An ideal multi-channel system uses identical speakers driven by identical amplifiers with the same output capability. Pioneer‚¬„s advanced Class D3 digital circuitry overcomes the limitations of traditional Class AB amplifier designs, which suffer reduced power output as channels are added. Instead, Pioneer‚¬„s Class D3 delivers full power across all nine channels simultaneously, for a total of 810 watts (8 ohms, 1 kHz @ 1.0% THD). The Elite SC-97 recreates the full impact and dynamic range of today‚¬„s high-resolution multi-channel audio and movie soundtracks. With a direct signal path and no EMI filters, feedback loops or current limiting, these amps can handle low-impedance speaker loads that challenge lesser receivers. The amps in the Elite SC-97 are so efficient, they generate less heat and energy loss than traditional Class AB designs, while consuming a fraction of the power and with greater reliability.

    Elite with Dolby Atmos® Revolutionizes the Surround Landscape.

    The Elite SC-97 raises the curtain on a new world of sound! This receiver with Dolby Atmos will literally change the way you experience movies and music, and all it takes is one listen. The Elite SC-97 integrates Dolby‚¬„s groundbreaking surround technology and is compatible with 7.2 4ch*, 9.2 2ch*, 7.2 2ch and 5.2 4ch, configurations for Dolby Atmos. It works by adding height to the sonic landscape, creating a true 3D, multi-dimensional space that puts listeners inside the experience. Optimized room calibration through the built-in MCACC Pro feature, in conjunction with Atmos-enabled speakers like the Elite Home Theater System or dedicated ceiling-mounted speakers, reproduces sound in smooth, curving, and realistic three-dimensional movement overhead by top-firing Atmos drivers. Dolby Atmos brings new life to traditional soundtracks and music too, putting sounds into motion and delivering the full impact of the performance.
    *External amplifier required.

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    Ready for Immersive Surround Sound with DTS:X

    The next-generation surround sound format from DTS, available as a no-cost firmware update, creates an amazing three-dimensional sound field that reproduces the movement of sound in space. It automatically adapts the signal to existing channels and speakers for captivating, interactive, 3-D realism!

    Precision room calibration with MCACC Pro

    MCACC (Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration) Pro lets your speakers perform with a new level of precision. Further enhancing the three-dimensional realism of the Elite‚¬„s Atmos-enabled system, MCACC Pro calibrates your room sound using a sound-collecting microphone to monitor the sound environment and an equalizer to optimize and precision-tune each speaker to the room. Pioneer‚¬„s Full-Band Phase Control technology eliminates phase lag to precisely control sound locations for ideal multi-channel sound reproduction. MCACC Pro is so advanced that it includes dual independent subwoofer EQ. Tailoring left- and right-channel low frequency response curves lets you achieve optimum subwoofer performance based on specific room placement, creating powerful bass response and seamless integration with your main speaker system. With the push of a button, it‚¬„s like having an acoustical engineer fine-tuned your home theater system.

    ESS SABRE32 DACs for High-Performance Audio

    The Elite SC-97 delivers unmatched digital-to-analog signal conversion. Two SABRE32 Ultra DAC (ES9016S) units from ESS Technology‚¬?recognized as among the best in the industry‚¬?are critical to achieving purity of sound, wide dynamic range and minimal harmonic distortion that let the high-power Class D3 amps perform to their fullest.

    Certified by AIR Studios. A Rare Stamp of Approval

    The Elite SC-97 has been certified at London‚¬„s legendary AIR Studios, whose work is acknowledged worldwide for award-winning motion picture soundtracks and digital recordings. Like Pioneer, AIR Studios respects the artist‚¬„s intention and believes that faithfully reproducing what was originally created in the studio is the critical objective of the finest home theater system.

    Precision Playback in Multiple Formats

    Supporting high-resolution digital file formats (192kHz/24-bit) in WAV, FLAC, AIFF and Apple Lossless lets audiophiles hear their favorite music as it was originally intended. Apple Lossless reconstructs exact data from compressed data, with no discernible loss in audio quality. MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV and FLAC music files can be streamed from a compatible PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone. Gapless Playback eliminates gaps between consecutive tracks intended to be played continuously, such as classical music or live recordings.

    HDMI for 4K*

    The Elite SC-97 HDMI inputs offer increased bandwidth, resolution and frame-rate capability, supporting 4K resolution at 60 frames per second. With 7 HDMI inputs and 3 outputs, you've got plenty of connectivity options for the growing number of high-definition sources available.
    *Please review the owner‚¬„s manual to confirm 4K-compatible HDMI inputs

    Ultra HD Pass-Through with HDCP 2.2

    The Elite SC-97 supports transmission of 4K/60P/4:4:/24-bit video signals and High Dynamic Range (HDR) signals, along with the latest HDCP 2.2 copyright protection standard. 4K Ultra HD Pass-through is the recognized standard of ultra-high video resolution, boasting 3,840 x 2,160 (24 Hz/25 Hz/30 Hz) pixels or 4,096 x 2,160 (24 Hz) pixels. Every Elite AV receiver can pass through 4K video signals to any compatible display, offering the highest-quality image available ‚¬? a full four times the current HD standard.

    Video Scaler with Super Resolution

    Experience an exceptional, virtually noise-free picture regardless of the source. Video scaler with Super Resolution allows you to up-scale any video source to 4K Ultra HD resolution for improved picture quality and compatibility with next generation TVs, and makes Blu-ray Discs and DVDs look more detailed and cinematic than ever before.

    Multi-Zone Command

    The Elite SC-97 adds ultimate flexibility to the multi-room experience by delivering up to four different zones of content, capable of powering a 5.1 Home Theater in the main zone, stereo audio in Zones 2 and 3, and HD video content in the HDZone. All zones can enjoy different content at the same time. Pioneer‚¬„s exclusive iControlAV5 Android/IOS application lets you control the entire experience.

    Casual Quality Wireless

    Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless technologies let you enjoy music in a smart fashion. A Wi-Fi connection that supports dual-band 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz delivers high fidelity, high-resolution transmission with fewer interruptions.

    Pioneer‚¬„s Ultimate Control App

    Pioneer‚¬„s free iControlAV5 turns your iPhone®, iPad®, iPod® touch, or select Android® device into a powerful wireless remote that controls everything from volume and input selections to advanced features like EQ adjustments and Internet Radio, and even streams music stored on your phone through the Elite SC-97 using the ‚¬œPush Player‚¬? feature.

    Spotify® Connect

    Spotify Connect lets you play and control Spotify on your devices. Choose music on one device and listen on another. At home, hit ‚¬œPlay‚¬? on your mobile device and hear high fidelity sound through the Elite SC-97. You can also control the music from your mobile phone.

    Flexible Freedom with AirPlay®

    In addition to being DLNA 1.5 and Windows® 8.1 certified, the Elite SC-97 features AirPlay to wirelessly stream iTunes music from your PC, Mac®, iPhone, iPad or iPod touch through your home theater system at the touch of a button. And because it supports network audio sources in other zones, you can even send music to another room.

    Android Playback with MHL 2®

    Using the MHL 2 port on the rear of the receiver, connect your Android device to display high-definition and 3D video to your compatible TV.

    Internet Radio Puts the World at Your Fingertips

    Featuring vTuner®, the Elite SC-99 offers a wealth entertainment options. Not only can you enjoy thousands of Internet radio stations around the world, you can also access Pandora® complete with on-screen album art and music information.

    Windows® 8.1 Compatible

    Windows ‚¬œPlay To‚¬? feature makes it easy to stream music stored on your PC to the Elite SC-97, so you can enjoy your entire media library on the best speakers in the house.

    ‚¬œElevate Your Sound Experiencež.‚¬?

    The Elite SC-97 is designed to be the heart of today‚¬„s most capable multi-channel system, elevating home theater to a new level of performance. Pioneer‚¬„s custom control partners include AMX®, Crestron®, Control4®, RTI®, Savant® and Universal Remote Control®, making Elite receivers the ideal choice for an integrated whole-house entertainment system.

    Detail Features

    9.2 channel Elite AV Receiver featuring Class D3 amplification, SABRE32 Ultra DAC, Air Studios® Monitor Certification, Dolby Atmos®, MCACC® Pro Calibration, DTS:X*1, Built in Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi® technology, Ultra HD Pass-throughwith HDCP 2.2 copy protection and 3D Space Frame Construction


    Channels: 9

    Amplification Type: Class D3 (Direct Energy HD)

    810 W Multi ch Simultaneous Drive (8 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1.0 %)

    240 W/ch (4 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1.0 %, 2ch Driven)

    190 W/ch (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1.0 %, 2ch Driven FTC)

    140 W/ch (8 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 0.08 %, 2ch Driven FTC)

    Construction Design

    Advanced Direct Construction

    Rigid Trans-Stabilizer

    Insulated Dual Chassis

    3D Space Frame Construction

    Anti-Standing Wave Insulator

    Audio Features

    AIR Studios Monitor Certification

    Dolby Atmos®/Dolby® TrueHD/Dolby Digital Plus/Dolby Surround

    DTS:X/DTS Neural:X Ready*1

    DTS-HD Master Audio/DTS-ES

    DSD Direct Playback via Network/USB (2.8 MHz, 5.6 MHz/2ch)

    DSD Disc (SACD) Playback via HDMI (2.8 MHz/5.1ch, 2ch)

    SABRE32 Ultra DAC (ES9016+ES9016) for 9.2ch

    Audio Scaler 192 kHz/32-bit Enhancer

    MCACC Pro Room Calibration

    ‚¬ Full Band Phase Control

    ‚¬ Auto Phase Control Plus/Phase Control Plus

    ‚¬ Standing Wave Control

    ‚¬ 3D Time Axis Measurement

    ‚¬ Subwoofer EQ (4 Band)

    ‚¬ Bass Management System for Dolby Atmos Enabled Speakers

    Sound Enhancements

    ‚¬ PQLS Bit-stream/Multi-Surround/2ch

    ‚¬ Advanced Sound Retriever (Multi-ch)

    ‚¬ Auto Sound Retriever/Auto Sound Retriever for ARC

    ‚¬ Auto Level Control (Multi-ch)

    ‚¬ Virtual Speakers (Wide/Height/Surround Back)

    ‚¬ Rendering Mode

    Advanced Surround Modes

    ‚¬ Action, Drama, Advanced Game, Sports, Classical, Rock/Pop

    ‚¬ Front Stage Surround

    ‚¬ Sound Retriever Air, Phones Surround

    ‚¬ ECO Mode 1, ECO Mode 2

    Input Volume Absorber

    Speaker System 15 Patterns Including 7 Patterns for Dolby Atmos

    Video Features

    Ultra HD Pass-through with HDCP 2.2 (4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit, 4K/24p/4:4:4/36-bit, 4K/60p/4:2:2/36-bit)

    Video Scaler (1080p to 4K) with Super Resolution

    Triple HD Noise Reduction

    Advanced Video Adjust

    Stream Smoother/Stream Smoother Link

    Home Network Features

    Apple AirPlay® Certified

    DLNA Certifiedž (1.5)

    HTC Connectž Certified

    Windows® 8.1 Compatible

    Music File Playback/Seek via Network/USB: AIFF, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, MP3, WMA, AAC, DSD

    ‚¬ 192 kHz/24-Bit Audio playback (AIFF, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC)

    ‚¬ Multi-Channel (5.1ch, 5.0ch) Audio Playback (WAV*2, FLAC*3)

    Gapless Playback for AIFF, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AAC, MP3, DSD

    Pandora® Internet Radio*4

    Spotify® Digital Music-Streaming Service Ready*5

    Internet Radio with vTuner

    Convenience Features

    iPod® Digital Transmission via Front USB Terminal

    Androidž Audio/Video Playback with MHLž

    Start-up Navi (Initial Setting App) Ready (iOS/Android)*6

    AVNavigator (Wiring Navi/Interactive Operation Guide)

    iControlAV5 Remote Control App Ready (iOS/Android)*6


    Built-in Wi-Fi (Dual Band 5 GHz/2.4 GHz)

    Built-in Bluetooth Wireless Technology (Version: 2.1 + EDR, Profile: A2DP/AVRCP, Codec: SBC/AAC)

    Power Save for HDMI Standby Through

    Learning Remote Control (Luminous)

    Front Terminals

    HDMI 1 in

    USB 1 in for iPod/iPhone®, USB drive

    MCACC Setup MIC in

    Phones 1 out

    Rear Terminals

    HDMI 7 in (7 assignable, 1 for HDMI/MHL)

    HDMI 3 out (2 for MAIN, 1 for MAIN/HDZONE)

    Ethernet 1 In

    AV (Composite) 2 In/1 Out

    Audio 1 In (assignable)

    Phono (MM) 1 In

    Digital Coaxial 2 In (assignable)

    Digital Optical 2 In (assignable)/1 Out

    Component Video 2 In (assignable)

    Monitor Composite 1 Out

    Preout 11.2 ch (13.2 ch terminals)

    Speaker 11 ch Out

    Independent Dual Subwoofer

    IR 2 In/1 Out

    12 V Trigger x 2/RS-232C


    Power Requirements: AC 120 V 60 Hz

    Power Consumption/Standby: 370 W/0.1 W

    Dimensions (W x H x D): 17-1/8 x 7-5/16 x 17-3/8 inches (435 x 185 x 441 mm)

    Weight: 38 lbs. 8 oz. (17.5 kg)



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