9.2-ch Direct Energy HD Network
AV Receiver
The Elite® SC-LX801 featuring 9.2-ch Direct Energy HD amplifier is fully-equipped for the latest multi-dimensional surround sound formats,
DTS:X® and Dolby Atmos®, featuring the Reflex Optimizer for Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers. With Ultra HD (4K/60p/4:4:4) upscaling/passthrough and HDR10/Dolby Vision™*/BT.2020 standards pass-through ready, images are ever more impressive. In addition to internet
radio and various network streaming services, with FlareConnect™, Chromecast built-in and DTS Play-Fi® you can use your mobile
device to stream your favorite music to your receiver. The multi-zone feature supports powered ZONE 2/ZONE 3 output.
*Available with future firmware update.
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/4:2:0/36-bit)
›› Channels: 9
›› Amplification Type: Class D3 (Direct Energy HD)
›› 770 W Multi-ch Simultaneous Drive (8 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1.0 %)
›› 200 W/ch (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 0.9 %, 1ch Driven FTC)
›› 140 W/ch (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, THD 0.08 %, 2ch Driven FTC)
Construction Design
›› HDR (HDR10/Dolby Vision*1) and BT.2020 Pass-through Support
›› Ultra HD Upscaling (1080p
›› 3D Ready (Blu-ray Disc™, Broadcast, and Games)
›› Deep Color (36-bit), “x.v.Color”
Home Network Features
›› Advanced Direct Construction
›› FlareConnect™*1 for Multi-room Audio
›› Rigid Trans-Stabilizer
›› Chromecast built-in*1*2
›› Anti-Standing Wave Insulator
›› DTS Play-Fi*1
Audio Features
›› Apple AirPlay Certified
›› Pandora®*3
›› AIR Studios Sound Tuning
›› Dolby Atmos®/Dolby Surround
›› Spotify, Tidal*1, and Deezer*1 Music Streaming Services Ready*4
›› DTS:X/DTS Neural:X
›› Internet Radio (TuneIn)
›› Reflex Optimizer
›› Hi-Res Audio File Playback via USB/Network
›› Dolby® TrueHD/Dolby Digital Plus
• Up to 192 kHz/24-bit ALAC, AIFF, FLAC, WAV
›› DTS-HD Master Audio/DTS-HD High Resolution Audio/DTS 96/24/DTS-ES/
DTS-HD Express
• 11.2/5.6/2.8 MHz DSD Playback
›› DSD Direct Playback via Network/USB (11.2, 5.6, 2.8 MHz/2ch)
›› DSD Disc (SACD) Playback via HDMI (2.8 MHz/5.1ch, 2ch)
• Dolby® TrueHD Playback (USB only)
Convenience Features
›› Digital Core DSP Engine Analog Devices Sharc x2+TI Aureus x1
›› Built-in Wi-Fi® (Dual Band 5 GHz/2.4 GHz)
›› ESS SABRE Ultra DAC (ES9016S)
›› Built-in Bluetooth® Wireless Technology (Version: 4.1, Profile: A2DP/
›› HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)
›› Pioneer Remote App Ready (iOS/Android™)*5
›› MCACC Pro Auto Room Tuning
›› iControlAV5 Remote Control App Ready (iOS/Android)*5
• Full Band Phase Control
›› New GUI with System/Network Setup Menu
• Subwoofer EQ (4 Band)
›› Auto Power Off in HDMI Standby Through
›› Advanced Sound Retriever (2ch)
›› AM/FM Tuner 40 Presets
›› Advanced Surround Modes
• Classical, Unplugged, Entertainment Show, Drama, Advanced
Game, Action, Rock/Pop, Sports, Extended Stereo, Extended Mono,
Front Stage Surround Advance, Auto Surround
Front Terminals
USB 1 In for USB Drive
Phones 1 Out
Rear Terminals
›› HDMI 7 In (4 Assignable)
›› HDMI 2 Out (1 for MAIN, 1 for Zone 2/SUB)
›› Ethernet 1 In
›› Sleep Timer
›› User-Friendly Simple Remote Control
AV (Component) 2 In (Assignable)
AV (Composite) 2 In (Assignable)
Audio 2 In (Assignable)
Phono (MM) 1 In
Digital Coaxial 2 In (Assignable)
Digital Optical 3 In (Assignable)
Subwoofer 2 Pre Out
Zone 2/Zone 3 Pre/Line Out
Speaker 11 ch Out (FRONT, CENTER,
›› IR 2 In/1 Out
›› 12 V Trigger 2 Out/RS-232C
›› FM/AM Antenna
›› Power Requirements: AC 120 V, 60 Hz
›› Power Consumption/Standby: 320 W/0.15 W
›› Dimensions (W x H x D): 17-1/8 x 7-5/16 x
17-1/3 inches (435 x 185 x 441 mm)
›› Weight: 39.5 lbs. (17.9 kg)
*1 Available with firmware update *2 Chromecast-enabled apps required *3 Service only available in the U.S. *4 Service availability depends on region
*5 Available for free download from the App Store/the Google Play
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SC-LX801(B) UPC: 889951000204
Multi-Dimensional Excitement with
Dolby Atmos®
The SC-LX801 is
compatible with
7.2.2ch/5.2.4ch configuration of the latest theater
sound platform, Dolby Atmos®. You can reproduce
object-oriented sound in smooth, curving
movements, or the realistic three-dimensional
movement overhead by the top speakers.
Dolby Atmos 7.2.2ch Speaker System
Next-Generation Video Standard Ready
Reflex Optimizer
The SC-LX801 supports passthrough for Dolby Vision* and
HDR10 signals. By connecting
a compatible source device,
you can enjoy these latest video
standards on a compatible
display. What’s more, all HDMI terminals support
4K (60p/4:4:4/24-bit), Wide Color Gamut (BT.2020),
and HDCP 2.2, so you will have no problem when
upgrading to new devices, and can also enjoy
premium content such as 4K videos with digital copy
High directivity sound
reflects off the ceiling,
while low directivity sound
directly reaches the ears.
This difference causes a
phase shift, making the
sound feel uncomfortable.
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 enabled
speakers, allowing the ideal reproduction of threedimensional surround sound.
* 6G Video, HDR, HDCP 2.2 supported on HDMI IN
1/2/3/4/5 and HDMI OUT 1/2. Dolby Vision will be
available with future firmware update.
HDR Dynamic Range Expansion Image
Multi-room Audio Offers a Variety of
Ways to Enjoy Music
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.
Chromecast built-in
The SC-LX801 comes with
Chromecast built-in, so you
can use your mobile device
to stream your favorite
music, radio, or podcasts to your speaker. You can
control the audio from anywhere in the house using
Chromecast-enabled apps running on your personal
device—iPhone, iPad, Android phone and tablet,
Mac and Windows laptop, and Chromebook™.
Discover Chromecast-enabled apps at
* Available with firmware update.
DTS Play-Fi®
DTS Play-Fi* wirelessly streams
any audio content from any
compatible mobile device to
the SC-LX801 and DTS Play-Fi compatible audio
systems, creating a multi-room system in your home.
You can stream different sources to different speakers
at the same time from the Pioneer Music Control App.
* Available with firmware update.
With HDR
For illustration purpose only
MCACC Pro Auto Room Tuning
MCACC Pro, the pinnacle of
Pioneer’s auto room tuning
technology, analyzes the phase
and group delay characteristics to
precisely control phase differences between
speakers. MCACC Pro corrects phase
differences in all ranges and all channels, from
phase difference in the original audio material to
the sound emitted from the speakers.
FlareConnect™* shares audio from network and
external audio input sources between compatible
components. Enjoy effortless multi-room
playback of LP records, CDs, network music
services, and more with supported components
and speaker systems. Music selection, speaker
grouping, and playback management across the
home are built into the Pioneer Remote App**.
* Sharing audio from external inputs is enabled with a
future firmware update. External audio inputs supporting
FlareConnect may differ depending on model. Please
consult individual product specification for more
** Download free from the App Store or Google Play.
Full Band Phase Control
Pioneer’s Phase Control technology
effectively eliminates phase lag and
significantly improves the multi-channel
sound without any extra operation. Furthermore,
The Full Band Phase Control technology focuses
on the group delay in the speaker network filter, and
adjusts the phase of each unit as well as the group
delay for each speaker. Multi-range speakers gain
the sound coherence of full-range speakers, while
retaining the wide frequency range advantage. In
an environment where the phase of all units and all
channels are precisely controlled, a remarkably clear
sound location with a surrounding feel is achieved.
In combination with MCACC Pro, the ideal multichannel reproduction environment can be created,
which faithfully replicates object audio and the
intention of the directors.
Integrated Technologies
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double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. •For DTS patents, see Manufactured under license from DTS, Inc. DTS, the Symbol, DTS and the Symbol together, DTS:X,
the DTS:X logo, Play-Fi, and the Play-Fi logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of DTS, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. © DTS, Inc. All Rights Reserved. •AirPlay, iPod, iPhone, iPad, and Mac
are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. •AirPlay works with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with iOS 4.3.3 or later, Mac with OS X Mountain Lion, and Mac and PC with iTunes 10.2.2 or
later. The AirPlay logo is a trademark of Apple Inc. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. •IOS is a trademark on which Cisco holds the trademark right in the US and certain other countries. •Wi-Fi® is a registered
trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Logo is a certification mark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. •The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. •”x.v.Color” is a
trademark of Sony Corporation. •Pandora, the Pandora logo, and the Pandora trade dress are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pandora Media, Inc. used with permission. •Spotify and the Spotify logo are
trademarks of the Spotify Group, registered in the U.S. and other countries. •The product with the Hi-Res Audio logo is conformed to Hi-Res Audio standard defined by Japan Audio Society. The logo is used under
license from Japan Audio Society. •Google, Google Play, Android, Chromecast built-in, and Chromebook are trademarks of Google Inc. •Blu-ray Disc™, Blu-ray™, Ultra HD Blu-ray™ and the logos are trademarks
of the Blu-ray Disc Association. •SABRE™ is a trademark of ESS Technology, Inc. •AIR STUDIOS and the AIR STUDIOS logo are registered trademarks of Air Studios, Inc
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