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Pioneer SC-85 AV receiver

Pioneer SC-85 AV receiver
alaScore 89

35 reviews

Jan, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of Pioneer SC-85 AV receiver. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews. People really like the reliability and size. The price and usability also get good feedback.

usability, price, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Pioneer SC-85 AV receiver is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: BUDDY (

excelent product



Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: pete (

great receiver


I found this on open box and the price was spectacular!!! Had to purchase it. Upgrade from a VSX-70. The best receivers on the market.

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: Money (

Great receiver for money and expansion


I have had no problems with this unit so far, it has very good response and power is very stable and equal across all Chanels, my only complaint is that the unit is a bit bigger than most therefore hard to find a cabinet to fit it in.

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Bigmas (

Great receiver


This is awesome receiver. I've got this receiver on sale for pretty much nothing. You cannot go wrong purchasing this item.

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: mscaletta (

surround sound


I had to replace my old surround sound system, which was a Bose a favorite of the house, we had the Pioneer Elite installed and watched a movie, it is the best sounding system ever.

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Money (

Great product


I am very pleased with the sound and construction of this receiver. It is a bit tall compared to others but it has ever bell and whistle I wanted.

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Sage (

Nice but bulky


I really like the item and its features. Good for connecting all your entertainment system to one A/V piece but I think its too bulky.

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Teers (

Pioneer and Onkyo are the same company...


If you are a fan of Onkyo but want a few more features...this is the receiver for you. It actually has a more powerful sound than the Marantz, which I intended to buy, but after comparing the 2 brands for over a month, I just kept coming back to this...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: Bassfiend (

I love this receiver


This receiver is awesome. It is easy to setup and use but also has lots of settings for the professional audiophile. I have a 9.1 speaker system and it uses every speaker for a true theatre experience at home. I did the ATMOS firmware upgrade so this...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: RoboPop (

Clear sound but confusing configuration.


The sound is amazing I just wish it was easier to use. Nothing is intuitive to set up and it takes time to learn everything even for someone that is good with electronics. The remote is difficult to use but the app on the iPhone/iPad is decent. Large...

Jun, 2015