9.2 Channel Direct Energy HD AV Receiver with 9x HDMI, AirPlay, DLNA, 4K Upscaling and MHL for Android (Black)
Massive power meets great design
Driven by powerful Class D amplification, the SC-XL57 produces a continuous 190 W output per channel, allowing you to enjoy your music with maximum impact. The SC-LX57 integrates an ESS Technology Inc. SABRE 32bit Ultra DAC, the industry’s benchmark for audio digital-to-analogue conversion, to reproduce music with unsurpassed fidelity. With an Audio Scaler on board even regular CD quality content can be upscaled up to 192 kHz/32 bit to create a “high-resolution” experience. The receiver plays back DSD files, high-resolution AIFF, Apple Lossless, WAV and FLAC files for which gapless playback is supported as well.
Enjoy playback in other rooms via HDZone, a Zone 2 HDMI out for routing either the same signal as the main zone or a separate source to a second zone via HDMI. On top of that you get a digital connection to connect the receiver with your iPod, iPhone, iPad or Android device (via MHL), and you can enjoy easy-to-operate worldwide internet radio (vTuner) and network streaming via DLNA or Apple AirPlay when you connect via LAN.
A built-in ECO Mode lets you save energy without compromising on sound and video performance. Compatible (free) smartphone/tablet apps include the advanced remote control app iControlAV2013.
The Audio Scaler upscales your audio by expanding a two-channel digital signal to 32-bit to improve resolution and density, improving the sampling rate to 192kHz, reducing noise, and enhancing the characteristics of the digital signal to reproduce sound with a rich transient feeling.
Audiophile-level Class D amplification brings you unprecedented power output. Short signal paths ensure impeccable sound and efficient cooling provides superior performance with lower power consumption (-44% vs Analogue Amps). Now with 4-16O speaker support.
Loves your mobile devices
Connect your Apple device (via USB) or Android device (via MHL) directly to the receiver to view stored photos or videos. You can also stream directly from e.g. YouTube to your LCD TV. HTC Connect makes it easy to wirelessly stream your music straight from your HTC One phone.
4K Ultra HD pass through and upscaling
Experience real high definition with 4K ultra-high resolution video. The receiver is designed for the next generation 4K Ultra HD resolution standard, with the ability to pass through 4K video signals to compatible displays, offering the highest quality video image available. Additionally, it can upscale lower resolution video signals for 4K Ultra HD when used with the latest 4K displays.
All new receivers offer simultaneous entertainment in multiple zones – including a HDZone with a dedicated HDMI output to an additional room. Up to four different iOS devices running Pioneer’s iControlAV2013 App can simultaneously control the AV receiver to take full advantage of the receiver's multi-room capabilities.