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Pioneer SC-LX86

Pioneer SC-LX86
alaScore 90

24 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 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 products in the same category for all reviews.

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

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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 : 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 : Stephen Dawson (avhub.com.au)

Pioneer SC-LX86

 

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

Consumer review (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 (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 (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 (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 (reevoo.com)

Pioneer SC-LX86 9.2 Channel

 

Style, ease of use and set up

expensive

May, 2013

Consumer review (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 (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
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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