Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Pioneer SC-LX86

Pioneer SC-LX86
alaScore 90

23 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of Pioneer SC-LX86. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Pioneer SC-LX86 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 23 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 10 of 12 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (11)

Expert review by: Home Cinema Choice (homecinemachoice.com)

Pioneer SC-LX86 review

 

Pioneer's top-flight AVR will easily cut the mustard as the beating heart of any high-end setup

Polished sound; user-friendly; asynchronous USB input; Stream Smoothing video function; awesome control app

No 11-channel output; fickle auto setup system; rather lean sound; lack of 4K scaling will annoy badge hunters

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

Pioneer SC-LX86

 

Best home cinema amplifier £1500+, Awards 2012. A multichannel powerhouse, the SC-LX86 sets a new benchmark at this pricepoint

Potent, dynamic sound ; focused effects steering ; agile bass ; aysynchronous USB ; great apps

Brighter balance requires careful partnering with speakers

As long as you take care with speaker matching, the Pioneer SC-LX86 will be hugely rewarding. Yes, it’s feature-packed, but the fact that it’s an engaging listen will keep you coming back for more. This machine’s a serious force in the world of home...

Expert review by: Stephen Dawson (avhub.com.au)

Pioneer SC-LX86

 

The Pioneer SC-LX86 reeks of quality, exercises complete authority over your loudspeakers,

Consumer review by: Ricky (reevoo.com)

Pioneer SC-LX86 9.2 Channel

 

Awesome sound with AV. 100 times more engulfing than a previous Marantz owned.

I personally find it rubbish with stereo play back compared to my previous Marantz receiver which was surprising vey good.

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: Ricky (reevoo.com)

Pioneer SC-LX86 9.2 Channel

 

Awesome sound with AV. 100 times more engulfing than a previous Marantz owned

I personally find it rubbish with stereo play back compared to my previous Marantz receiver which was surprising vey good

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: Gordon (reevoo.com)

Pioneer SC-LX86 9.2 Channel

 

Performance; wifi and bluetooth capability; operable from smart phone, ipod and ipad.

Complicated setup process; fiddly remote (tiny buttons) with no lcd display as on previous remotes.

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Gordon (reevoo.com)

Pioneer SC-LX86 9.2 Channel

 

Performance; wifi and bluetooth capability; operable from smart phone, ipod and ipad

Complicated setup process; fiddly remote (tiny buttons) with no lcd display as on previous remotes

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Stephen (reevoo.com)

Pioneer SC-LX86 9.2 Channel

 

Style, ease of use and set up

expensive

May, 2013

Consumer review by: domi (reevoo.com)

Pioneer SC-LX86 9.2 Channel

 

Quality sound The iOS app Easy speakers settings

Too big (bulky) Too heavy Too complicated to set up HDMI video

May, 2013

Consumer review by: domi (reevoo.com)

Pioneer SC-LX86 9.2 Channel

 

Quality sound ; The iOS app ; Easy speakers settings

Too big (bulky) ; Too heavy ; Too complicated to set up HDMI video

Apr, 2013
1
2

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio output channels:9.1
Output impedance:6
Power output per channel (1KHz@6 Ohm):190
Receiver Type:Surround
Speaker selector:A+B
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):1

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
THX Certified:THX Select2 Plus

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA

Inputs

AC (power) in: Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:3
Composite Video In:4
Digital audio coaxial in:3
Digital audio optical in:2
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI In:8
Multichannel audio input type:RCA
Remote (IR) input:1
Remote control in:2
USB ports quantity:1

Networking

Ethernet LAN: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Optical Drive

Optical drive included: No

Outputs

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:2
Composite Video Out:3
Digital Audio Optical Out:1
HDMI Out:3
Headphone outputs:1
Number of HDMI Outputs:3
Remote (IR) output:1

Packaging Content

AM antenna: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC
FM antenna: Yes
Manual: Yes

Ports & interfaces

AM antenna ports quantity:1
FM antenna ports quantity:1
RS-232 ports:1
Speakers connectivity type:RCA

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:230-240
Power Consumption (Standby):0.1
Power consumption (typical):370

Radio

Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Supported radio bands:AM, FM

Technical Details

AirPlay: Yes
Apple docking compatibility:iPad, iPhone, iPod
Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Pro Logic IIz, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS 96/24, DTS-ES, DTS-HD, DTS-HD Master Audio
Colour of product:Black
Graphical user interface (GUI): Yes
Graphical user interface (GUI) language:English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish
Handheld remote control: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, RUS
x.v.Color support: Yes

Video

3D: Yes