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Pioneer SC-LX89

Pioneer SC-LX89
alaScore 92

5 reviews

Jan, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews of Pioneer SC-LX89. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, 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-LX89 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (

Pioneer SC-LX89 review


You won't fail to be entertained by this Pioneer AV amp

Powerful sound Good organisation Easy setup Good compatibility

Could do with more subtlety

If you want extra oomph from your action blockbusters and an immersive Atmos experience, you can’t fail to be impressed by the SC-LX89’s muscle and composure. We’d like a bit more dynamic subtlety to make this a one-size-fits-all amplifier. Still, for...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Australian HiFi (

Pioneer SC-LX89 AV receiver


The SC-LX89, like a Swiss army knife, bristles with useful tools that are tucked away out of sight, easily deployed when required.

Product Specifications


4Ω speaker support: Yes
Audio D/A Converter (DAC):32-bit/192kHz
Audio output channels:9.2
Power output per channel (1KHz@6 Ohm):220
Power output per channel (1KHz@8 Ohm):850
Power output per channel (20-20KHz@8 Ohm):260
Receiver Type:Surround
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):1

File formats

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


Audio (L,R) in:2
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:2
Digital audio coaxial in:2
Digital audio optical in:2
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
PC Audio in: Yes
Remote (IR) input:2
USB ports quantity:1


Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Optical Drive

Optical drive included: No


Composite Video Out:1
Digital Audio Optical Out:1
HDMI Out:3
Headphone outputs:1
Number of HDMI Outputs:3
Remote (IR) output:1

Ports & interfaces

12V trigger: Yes
12V trigger ports quantity:2
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
RS-232 ports:2


Internet Radio: Yes
Internet radio services supported:vTuner


Card Reader: No

Technical Details

AirPlay: Yes
Apple docking compatibility: No
Audio amplifier: Yes
Audio Decoders:DTS Neo:X, DTS-ES, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Surround, Dolby TrueHD
AV input: Yes
AV output: Yes
Colour of product:Black / Silver
Handheld remote control: Yes
Volume Control:Rotary


3D: No
Supported video modes:1080p
Video upscaling: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Height :18.5