Pioneer Elite® SCLX901 11.2-ch Class D³ Network AV Receiver
Bring the latest multi-dimensional surround sound formats to life with the Pioneer Elite® SCLX901! With DTS:X and Dolby Atmos®, this 11.2 channel Class D³ Network AV Receiver also features the Reflex Optimizer for Dolby enabled speakers. It includes Ultra HD (4K/60p/4:4:4) upscaling/pass-through and HDR/BT.2020 standards that offer impressive 4K images. Internet radio and various network streaming services are offered with Google-Cast™ built-in and the multi-zone feature supports powered ZONE 2/Zone 3 outputs.
Class D³ Amplifier (Direct Energy HD Amplifier)
The Pioneer Elite® SCLX901 is ready to meet the needs of the latest HD content. Equipped with the Class D³ (Direct Energy High Fidelity clad D) Amplifier, this receiver is a high-powered solution that fully meets today’s AV entertainment standards. MOSFET, the direct power FET, and custom bypass capacitors further enhance the advantages while delivering powerful bass with subtle details.
High-Power Simultaneous Multi-Channel Drive
Drive all channels at full power! With the Class D³ Amplifier, the Pioneer Elite® SCLX901 has the ability to simultaneously drive 11 channels at 850 W power output while efficiently delivering dynamic content.
Quick Response Sound
The simple structure of the Pioneer Elite® SCLX901 maximizes audio performance by reducing noise and improving switching. It offers a quick-responding sound through the Direct-Power FET that is connected to the print circuit board without any additional wiring, making a perfect playback for digital content.
Improved sound quality was never better! The simple structure of the Class D³ Amplifier takes a straight, short signal path to ensure that playback is at its best.
Improved Circuit Design
Equipped with dedicated ICs on the circuit board, the SCLX901 also includes an operational amplifier IC for processing small signals. This sets it apart from the amplifying section to prevent mutual interference and allows the signal to be transmitted to the Direct Power FET with clarity.
Low Heat Generation
The simple form of the Direct Power FET gives the advantage of improved thermal characteristics. In addition to the upper-side heat dissipation from the heat sink, the circuit board’s heat radiation feature is also utilized for downward heat dissipation, providing efficient cooling for a superior performance.
Separate Design for Analog Small Signal
Dedicated ICs are lavishly used on the circuit in pursuit of an ideal sound. The Op-amp IC for processing small signal is set apart from the amplifying section to prevent mutual interference. This allows clear signals to be transferred to the Direct Power FET. In addition, the Rubycon chip film capacitor MU 25p further reduces the influence of residual noise from the high power section.
ESS SABRE32 Ultra DAC
Pioneer Elite's SCLX901 has adopted the highly acclaimed 192 kHz/32-bit ESS SABRE32 to deliver exceptional sound with ultra-low distortion and high signal-to-noise ratio.
Low Leakage Flux Power Transformer
Ensure low noise with an increased S/N ratio. The SCLX901 has a power transformer that features minimum leakage flux with its specifically placed coil.
Multi-Dimensional Excitement with Dolby Atmos
Comparable to the 7.2.4ch / 7.2.2ch / 5.2.4 ch, the SCLX901 is designed with the latest home theater sound platform-Dolby Atmos. This makes it possible to reproduce object-oriented compatible movies/music in smooth, curving movements, or the realistic three-dimensional movement overhead by utilizing Dolby Atmos Enabled and / or in-ceiling speakers. Requirements: listening room needs a flat horizontal surface (for audio reflection) and a height of 8’ to 14’.
Get the next generation audio codec from DTS! This new system leverages object-based audio to produce enhanced audio experiences that immerse listeners in the sound. DTS:X can automatically adapt the audio to the existing channels and speaker system with no specific speaker layout required. Rich true-to-life audio will keep listeners entertained for hours.
The SCLX901 comes complete with Chromecast Built-In. Using the same technology behind Chromecast, this upgrade allows users to utilize mobile devises to cast their favorite music, radio, or podcasts though this receiver. Control audio from anywhere in the house using Cast-enabled apps that run on personal devices-iPhone, iPad, Android phone and tablet, Mac and Windows laptop, and Chromebook. Discover the handy wonder of Cast-enable apps at g.co/cast/audioapps.
Ultra HD (4K/60p/4:4:4/24 bit) Upscaling Pass-Through with HDCP 2.2
Take advantage of the highest-quality video source for viewing on a 4K TV. Added support from HDCP 2.2 offers access to premium content such as 4K videos with digital copy protection on a compatible display. Best of all, the SCLX901 is ready for HDR (High Dynamic Range) and BT.2020 next generation video standards.
MCACC Pro Audio Room Tuning
The pinnacle of Pioneer’s auto room tuning technology is here! MCACC Pro analyzes phase and group delay characteristics to precisely control phase differences between speakers. It corrects phase differences in all ranges and all channels-from phase difference in original material to sound emitted from the speakers, MCACC is on it. (Required microphone included)
Full Band Phase Control
With Phase Control technology that effectively eliminated phase lag and significantly improves multi-channel sound without any extra operation, the Pioneer Elite® SCLX901 is the full package. This technology focuses on group delay in the speaker network filter and adjusts the phase of each unit as well as the group display for each speaker. Multi-range speakers gain the sound coherence of full-range speakers, while retaining a wide frequency advantage. In an environment where the phase of all units and all channels are precisely controlled, this receiver achieves a remarkably clear sound location. Combined with the MCACC Pro feature, the SCLX901 creates the ideal multi-channel reproduction environment and can faithfully replicate object audio just as the original content developer had intended.
Advanced Sound Retriever
Let the SCLX901 restore the output of compressed audio with the Advanced Sound Retriever. Great for WMA, AAC, and MP3 files, this feature will level the sound and create new signals to restore the minor details left out during the compression process. The Advanced Sound Retriever for multi surround sound is also compatible with DVD soundtracks featuring Digital or DTS.
Optimize sound performance of up-firing elevation speakers by aligning the phase direct and indirect sound to match the basic tone and optimize upward-oriented frequencies. The result is an overall seamless sound with Dolby enabled speakers that allow ideal reproduction of three dimensional surround sound.
Multi-Room Audio Variety
The SCLX901 supports FireConnect™ powered by Blackfire through a future firmware update. FireConnect™ is a stable wireless protocol that mirrors most audio sources connected to the AV receiver-from vinyl to streaming audio-on optional FireConnect compatible speakers in other rooms.
Advanced Direct Construction
Less is more in a circuitry design. With the Pioneer Elite® SCLX901, Advanced direct construction allows the shortest and simplest signal paths-from input to output, circuit block by circuit block-to reduce distortion that can be caused by transmission loss while also improving sonic clarity.
3D Space Frame Construction
Developed to clearly define the mechanical grounding of the chassis and make the structure strong enough to support heavy weight, the 3D Space Frame Construction was perfected by repeated CAE strength analysis and tests. This technology allows each part to deliver maximum performance. Reduced interference is also created by separating the power supply, amp, analog circuit, digital circuit and video sections from one another.
Enhance sound clarity. The Rigid Trans-Stabilizer acoustically insulates the transformer to produce clear sound.
Anti-Standing Wave Insulator
The Anti-Standing Wave Insulator was designed through repeated listening tests, featuring a special form with no parallel sides inside to prevent cavity resonance. This makes the sound localization, tone, and scale clearer, while also enhancing the seamless connection between the channels, and the response to quick sound. Its insulator enriches the realistic special description for movies, and the space representation of a concert hall for music sources.
Separated Pre and Power Amplifier Blocks
Compact and highly efficient, the Class D³ amplifier allows remarkably smaller heat sink and greater flexibility in circuit design and layout, making the ideal structure with independent pre and power amplifier blocks. Additionally, the power supply for digital and analog circuits have been isolated to provide clean power that significantly contributes to clear signal transmission-the basis for high-quality sound.
Clean Grounding with Insulated Dual Chassis
Steel plates shield the power amplifier block to eliminate unwanted noise caused by mutual interference, while the Pioneer original Insulated Dual Chassis connects the power amplifier’s chassis to the main chassis via special insulators. The pre and power amplifier blocks are electrically separated, enabling the optimal ground design for each block. With thorough clean grounding and elimination of interference between the circuits and load changes, the sound quality and performance equivalent to separate amplifiers combined within a single chassis is achieved.