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PIONEER SC-LX85 HDMI v1.4 Home Cinema Receiver
The PIONEER SC-LX85 HDMI v1.4 Home Cinema Receiver
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190wpc A/V receiver
THX Ultra 2 Plus certified More Info...
THX Ultra 2 Plus certified

THX Ultra 2 Plus
THX certified products are sent to the THX test facility for rigorous testing. Often this will mean revisions must be made to the design or components used in order to pass the tests. THX certified products show that exact standards set by THX have been met. Ultra2 is given to products that are ideally designed for larger rooms (approx. 3000 cubic feet) with a 12+ foot viewing distance from the screen.
Dolby True HD, and DTS HD decoding More Info...
Dolby True HD, and DTS HD decoding

Dolby TrueHD
The PIONEER SCLX85 has Dolby TrueHD which is a next-generation lossless technology developed for high-definition disc-based media. It delivers sound that is bit-for-bit identical to the studio master at a bit rate of up to 18 Mbps. It also supports up to 8 full-range channels of 24-bit/96 kHz audio (although TrueHD can support more than 8 channels, HD-DVD and Blu-Ray standards limit it to 8) and extensive metadata including dialogue normalization and dynamic range control all through an HDMI connection. Dolby TrueHD is compatible with existing and future AV amplifiers/receivers.

The PIONEER SC-LX85 has DTS-HD which has been selected as an optional audio technology for Blu-Ray Disc and HD-DVD. DTS-HD is a set of extensions to DTS' Coherent Acoustics audio coding system which encompasses DTS Digital Surround, DTS-ES 6.1 discrete, DTS Neo:6 and DTS 96/24. As a mandatory technology in the next generation standards, a DTS decoder will be built into every HD-DVD or Blu-ray Disc player. A single DTS-HD data stream on a disc can carry everything from standard DTS 5.1 playable on virtually all existing 280 million plus DTS decoders, all the way to lossless for next-generation systems.
Advanced MCACC auto setup
Dolby Pro-Logic IIz decoding More Info...
Dolby Pro-Logic IIz decoding

Dolby Pro-Logic IIz
Taking a 5.1 or 7.1 mix, Dolby ProLogic IIz is able to expand it by creating four new (non-discrete) channels for up to 9.1 surround sound. The system is flexible so you can add new speakers where you want. For example, if you currently have a 5.1 set-up then you can add height channels above your current left and right speakers or you can have them behind you for a more traditional set-up. Of course, you can always have both and take full advantage of what ProLogic IIz has to offer, with 9.1 surround sound.

A standard 5.1 with newly created height speakers as a 7.1 system.

This new 7.1 set-up can then be expanded by adding two further channels as surround sides for 9.1 channels.
DTS Neo:X processing More Info...
DTS Neo:X processing

Audyssey DSX can add up to four new (non-discrete) channels to your home cinema. It does this by using an algorithm to find the relevant information in the pre-existing soundstage and then distributing it amongst the new channels. These channels are processed and checked simultaneously for any inconsistencies or potential clashes with the discrete channels. A number of different combinations are possible. Audyssey DSX allows for up to an 11.2 system by adding front width and height speakers to a 7.1 mix.

7x HDMI v1.4 inputs (one front input) with 3D pass through More Info...
7x HDMI v1.4 inputs (one front input) with 3D pass through
High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) v1.4
The HDMI v1.4 connections on the PIONEER SC-LX85 allows for the transmission of 1080p 3D content between a 3D-compatible Blu-Ray Disc player and a 3D HD display. It also brings in an audio return channel allowing for two-way transmission of audio. This allows your television, for example, to send audio back from its integrated tuner to the receiver, solving the problem of having to run more than one cable between your A/V receiver and TV.
Dual HDMI v1.4 outputs for connection to two separate display devices with Audio Return Channel More Info...
Dual HDMI v1.4 outputs for connection to two separate display devices with Audio Return Channel
Audio Return Channel
Included in the specifications of HDMI v1.4, ARC (Audio Return Channel) allows an audio signal to be sent from the TV as well a video signal is sent towards it. In short, this eliminates the need to connect any extra cables (SPDIF or analogue) to carry audio from your TV tuner to your receiver. In order for this feature to work, both the AV receiver and television must be v1.4 compatible.
"Sound Retriever AIR" works to restore fidelity to any files transmitted via Bluetooth
Integrated RDS AM/FM tuner More Info...
Integrated RDS AM/FM tuner

The PIONEER SC-LX85 has an RDS Radio Data System Radio Tuner. RDS is Data piggybacked on analogue FM radio allowing RDS tuners to display the names of stations. Used in most car stereos the feature is also useful in the home to let you know which station you are listening to
Wireless networking with the supplied Pioneer AS-WL300 USB Wi-Fi adapter streaming audio and vTuner Internet Radio
Apple Airplay and DLNA 1.5 certification More Info...
Apple Airplay and DLNA 1.5 certification

Apple Airplay
Airplay allows you to use your A/V receiver as a client for iTunes, allowing you to stream all your music from your iTunes library. Using Airplay effectively identifies your system or receiver as a set of computer speakers, though through iTunes you can allow basic control from the system (usually skip back/forward, play and pause). You do not get the same search functions you would get with DLNA, but provided your iPod, iPhone or iPad is on the same network, you can control the playback of iTunes from your iOS device to your receiver.

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)
DLNA is an agreed standard for sharing media from your computer across your home network to devices like this. This can be digital photos, music and videos. Not all devices are capable of playing back all media, some only playback audio.
1080p video upscaling More Info...
1080p video upscaling
Video Upscaling
Video content comes in many different shapes and sizes. A DVD, for example, could come in a 4:3 aspect at 480p whilst a Blu-ray or computer game may come in a 16:9 aspect at 1080i. Thse signals must first be processed by either an A/V receiver or by your television in order to display correctly. In the first instance, when upscaling from 480p to 1080p, an algorithm is used to interpolate the original pixels. The end result is a largely new frame; many of the pixels displayed are an average of those around them. In the second instance, from 1080i to 1080p, the image is simply deinterlaced. This process precedes any upscaling, so if you upscale from 480i to 1080p, it will first be deinterlaced before being upscaled.
Sampling Rate Converter 'upscales' all digital audio to 192kHz
USB input with iPod Digital More Info...
USB input with iPod Digital
iPod Digital
iPod Digital allows you to connect in most modern iPods via USB and playback audio from your iPod, using the interface of the receiver to browse playlists and tracks. You can also normally view album artwork GUI during playback when connected to a unit with a video output, like an A/V receiver. However, you can often navigate using the front panel display, removing the need to turn on your television to enjoy music from your iPod.
Full "Works with iPhone" certification (iPod/iPhone cable included)
Multichannel PQLS (Precision Quartz Locking System) for jitter-reduced audio playback when paired with a compatible Pioneer Blu-Ray Disc player
iPhone Control Button allowing navigation of the device to switch between the player and the receiver
New "Air Jam" app allows you and your friends to connect up to 4 iPod/Phone/Pads to your SC-LX85 via Bluetooth and create dedicated playlists
Control your SC-LX85 with your iPhone/Pod/Pad with the iControlAVR2 app
Optional Pioneer ABST200 Bluetooth dongle required for AirJam features
Multichannel "Advanced Sound Retriever" to restore fidelity to compressed audio such as .mp3
Multichannel "Automatic Level Control" to ensure smooth volume equalisation between tracks or albums on compressed audio such as .mp3 and on television broadcasts
Zone 2 and 3 audio preouts and video outputs
12v trigger outputs
IR input and output
RS232 port
Supplied with Pioneer CURF100 remote control
New redesigned GUI
Aluminium front panel
Gold plated connections
Available in Black
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Optional Products For The SCLX85
Pioneer AS-BT200 Bluetooth Adapter
Pioneer AS-BT200 Bluetooth Adapter

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Pioneer SC-LX85 Connection Table



Analogue Digital Analogue Digital
   Line Phono Optical Coaxial USB Ethernet   Component Composite HDMI
Inputs 6+7.1 1 3 2 1 1   3 5 7
1 1 0 0 0   0 1
0   0         1 1 2
Zone 2   0         1 2  
Preouts~ Front L/R, Centre, Surround L/R, 2x Subwoofer, Surround Back L/R (Assignable), Zone 2, Zone 3


Specifications for the PIONEER SCLX85 HDMI v1.4 Home Cinema Receiver
Power Output 9x 190w (1kHz, 6Ω, 1%)
Signal to Noise 103dB (IHF-A)
Audio Frequency Range 5Hz - 100kHz +0dB, -3dB
Power Supply AC 220-230V~, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption (Standby) 370W (<0.3W)
SC-LX85 Dimensions Width 435mm
Height 185.6mm
Depth 440.3mm
Weight 17.9kg


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