Pioneer Elite SC-LX904 11.2-ch Receiver with Direct Energy HD Amplifier

Brand: Pioneer Elite
Model Number: SC-LX904
UPC: 889951002857
Model Number: SC-LX904
UPC: 889951002857
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Pioneer Elite SC-LX904 11.2-ch Receiver with Direct Energy HD Amplifier

  • Direct Energy HD Amplifier
  • IMAX Enhanced*
  • MCACC Pro Auto Room Tuning
  • ESS 384 kHz/32-bit DAC
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Pioneer Elite SC-LX904 11.2-ch Receiver with Direct Energy HD Amplifier

Direct Energy HD Class D3 Switching Amplifier

Continuously evolving throughout the years, Pioneer’s Direct Energy HD Amp has now reached the 6th generation. New power coils of the Pioneer Elite SC-LX904 are adopted for the ideal speaker drive, as well as new custom film capacitors co-developed with Shinyei Capacitor for the ultimate sound. The power supply and patterning has been developed through repeated tuning. Also, the entire transmission path from the pre stage to the power stage has been changed to balanced circuitry, to transmit noise-free high-quality signals to the power stage.
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IMAX Enhanced

This Pioneer Elite SC-LX904 receiver is IMAX Enhanced, certified to deliver the powerful sound just as intended by the filmmaker, and provide the immersive experience on your home theater.
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MCACC Pro Auto Room Tuning

MCACC Pro, the pinnacle of Pioneer’s auto room tuning technology, analyzes the phase and group delay characteristics to precisely control phase differences between speakers. MCACC Pro corrects phase differences in all ranges and all channels of the Pioneer Elite SC-LX904, from phase difference in the original audio material to the sound emitted from the speakers. Required microphone included.

ESS 384 kHz/32-bit DAC

Two 384 kHz/32-bit ESS DACs (ES9026PRO), same as the ones used for Pioneers PD-70AE SACD player, are used for all channels. With extremely precise D/A conversion and high S/N ratio, the DAC of the Pioneer Elite SC-LX904 provides powerful sound full of rich details.
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Dolby Atmos

With the Pioneer Elite SC-LX904 you can reproduce object-oriented sound in smooth, curving movements, or the realistic three-dimensional movement overhead by the top speakers.
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Can automatically adapt the audio to the existing channels and speaker system, no specific speaker layout is required.
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Full Band Phase Control

Pioneer’s Phase Control technology effectively eliminates phase lag and significantly improves the multi-channel sound without any extra operation. Furthermore, The Full Band Phase Control technology of the Pioneer Elite SC-LX904 focuses on the group delay in the speaker network filter, and adjusts the phase of each unit as well as the group delay for each speaker. Multi-range speakers gain the sound coherence of full-range speakers, while retaining the wide frequency range advantage. In an environment where the phase of all units and all channels are precisely controlled, a remarkably clear sound location with a surrounding feel is achieved. In combination with MCACC Pro, the ideal multi-channel reproduction environment can be created, which faithfully replicates object audio and the intention of the original content developer.

PQLS Jitterless Sound Transmission

With the precision quartz controller on the AV receiver, Precision Quartz Lock System (PQLS) eliminates distortion caused by timing errors. It controls the amount of audio signals from the AV receiver to the Pioneer universal disc player connected via HDMI, giving the best possible digital-to-analog conversion.
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PQFA Jitterless Sound Processing for Network/USB

With PQFA (Precision Quartz File-based Audio), clocks are available for each stage of input, digital signal processing, and D/A conversion, and the shorter path prevents jitter from occurring. Additionally, a high-precision clock IC (OSC) is used to realise D/A conversion with significantly less jitter.

AV Direct Mode

The feature of the Pioneer Elite SC-LX904 turns off the network functions to suppress digital noise within the AV receiver, and improves sound quality for analog playback, digital input, HDMI playback etc. Mode 1 turns off the network module operation clock, while Mode 2 shuts down the network power completely for more superior sound.

Audio Exclusive Mode

Interference from video signals is eliminated by turning off the video signal path via HDMI. You can enjoy detailed sound, full of spatial feel.

Works with Alexa

Works with Alexa makes you control SC-LX704 with your voice via Alexa-enabled device such as the Amazon Echo, to play, pause, and skip titles or control the volume. You can enjoy the music via streaming service such like Amazon Music by selecting song title, artist name, release year, and genre.

Ready for 4K HDR entertainment

Enjoy support for HDR (High Dynamic Range) video in the Pioneer Elite SC-LX904 including HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision®, and BT.2020. The 4:4:4 color space is also supported. Six HDMI inputs, ARC-ready MAIN OUT, and SUB OUT pass 4K/60p and HDR video from player to compatible TV and projector and all terminals are HDCP 2.2 compliant.

Anti-Standing Wave Insulators

The Pioneer Elite SC-LX904 features a special form with no parallel sides inside to prevent cavity resonance. This makes the sound localisation, tone, and scale clearer, while also contributing to seamless connection between the channels and improved response to quick sound.
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High-Quality Speaker Terminals

Heavy-duty construction speaker binding posts allow for the use of thick, heavy high-end speaker cables that place lots of stress at these critical points.

2 Subwoofer Pre-Outs

You can connect two powered subwoofers, and also set the volume level for each one at different levels.


Brand Pioneer Elite   Model Pioneer Elite SC-LX904
Product: Pioneer Elite SC-LX904 11.2-ch Receiver with Direct Energy HD Amplifier

-Amplifier Design: Class D3 (Direct Energy HD)
-Multi-ch Simultaneous Drive (8ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1 %): 880 W
-4 OHM Speaker: Yes
-Channels: 11.2
-8 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 0.08 %, 2ch Driven FTC: 140W+140W
-Estimated Power Consumption/Network Standby off: 340W / 0.1W

Handheld and Internet

– AirPlay: Apple AirPlay 2
– Internet Radio: TuneIn Radio
– Chromecast built-in and Works with the Google Assistant: Yes
– FlareConnect™ for Multi-room Audio: Yes
– Roon Tested: Yes
– Streaming Audio From PC/Network: Yes
– iOS/Android Remote Control APP: Pioneer Control App
– Works with Alexa: Yes (Firmware update)
– DTS Play-Fi with Pioneer Music Control App: Yes
– Amazon Music, Pandora ® , Spotify, TIDAL, and Deezer Hi-Fi Music-: Yes

Decoders & Formats

– Digital Core DSP Engine: Digital Quad-Core 32-bit DSP (Cirrus Logic) + Aureus™ floating- point DSP (TI)
– Audio Processing: 11.2
– IMAX Enhanced: Yes
– Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer: Yes
– Dolby Digital Plus: Yes
– DTS-HD Master Audio: Yes
– HDMI SACD Transfer: Multi-Channel
– Audio DACs: 384 kHz/32-bit D/A Conversion with ES9026PRO x 2
– Music File Playback: 192 kHz/24-bit ALAC, AIFF, FLAC, WAV (RIFF) and 11.2 MHz DSD
– Dolby Atmos: Yes
– Dolby TrueHD: Yes
– DTS:X: Yes
– DTS Neural:X: Yes

Soundfield Calibration

– MCACC: Yes (Pro)
– Full Band Phase Control: Yes
– Phase Control: Yes
– EQ Bands: 9-Band
– Distance Adjustment: 0.05 feet
– Auto Subwoofer Crossover: Yes
– MCACC Memory: 3
– Auto Phase Control Plus: Yes
– Standing Wave Control: Multi-point (9 points)
– Polarity Check: Yes
– Prescision Distance: Yes

Listening Modes

– Auto Surround: Yes
– Advanced Surround: 10+1
– Stream Direct: Yes (Direct, Pure Direct)
– Front Stage Surround Advance: Yes

Audio Features

– Dialog Enhancement: Yes
– DSD Music File: Yes
– Sound Delay (Lip Sync): Yes
– Bi-Amp: Yes
– Advanced Sound Retriever: Yes (2ch)
– Tone Control: Multi
– Speaker A/B: Yes

Video Processing

– 4K Ultra HD Pass-Through: Ultra HD Pass-through with HDCP 2.3 (4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit, 4K/24p/4:4:4/36-bit, 4K/60p/4:2:0/36-bit)
– 3-D Ready: Yes
– HDMI Standby Through: Yes with Input Switch / Last Memory
– Dolby Vision Compatible: Yes
– HDMI x.v. Color: Yes
– Super Resolution: Yes
– 4K Ultra HD Video Scaler: Yes (1080p to 4K)
– Audio Return Channel: Yes (eARC)
– HDR: HDR10, HLG and BT.2020 Wide Color Gamut Signal Pass-through
– HDMI 36-bit Deep Color: Yes
– Video Converter to HDMI: Yes


– HDMI Input / Output: 7 In (6 Rear, 1 Front) / 3 Out
– Bluetooth Built-In: Bluetooth® Wireless Technology (Version: 4.2, Profile: A2DP 1.2/AVRCP 1.3, Codec: SBC/AAC) Built-in
– Composite A/V Input / Output: 2 in
– Ethernet Input: Yes
– Digital Audio Inputs / Output: 5 in (Optical 3, Coaxial 2) / 0 out
– Headphone Output: Yes
– Phono Input: Yes
– Wi-Fi Built-In: Dual Band (5 GHz/2.4 GHz) 802.11ac Compliant Wi-Fi® Built-in
– Component Video Input / Output: 2 in
– USB Terminal: Front and Rear
– Analog Audio Inputs / Output: 6 in / 0 out
– Pre-Amp Output: 11.2 ch
– Front A/V Inputs: USB & HDMI
– AM/FM Presets: AM/FM Tuner 40 Presets


– On-Screen Display: User-Friendly GUI with System Setup Menu
– Powered Zone output: ZONE2 / ZONE3
– Zone 2 Sources: All Audio Sources
– 12 Volt Trigger (Assignable): A.B
– IR Serial Remote In/Out: 2 in / 1 out
– Function Rename: Yes
– Personal Preset: Yes
– Versatile Speaker Configuration: Yes
– Auto Power Down: Yes
– Multi-Room and Source Output: ZONE2 / ZONE3 Pre/Line Out
– Zone 3 Sources: Analog/Net/Bluetooth/Tuner
– RS-232C: Yes
– FL Dimmer: Yes
– Remote: Yes
– Sleep Timer: Yes


– Aluminum Front Panel: Yes
– Transformer Stabilizer: Yes
– 3D Space Frame Construction: Yes
– Speaker Terminals: 11 Large
– Advanced Direct Construction: Yes
– Low Leakage Flux Power Transformer: Yes


– W x H x D (inches): 17-1/8 x 7-5/16 x 17-5/16 inches (435 x 185 x 440 mm)
– Weight: 34.2 lbs.(15.5Kg)

Receivers - Channels


Receivers - Watts Per Channel

161w & above

HDMI Inputs


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Receivers - Ports

Rear Panel USB, AM/FM Antenna, Audio In, Audio Out, Bluetooth / Wi-Fi Antenna, Component Video In, Digital Audio In, Ethernet Port, Phono Input, Pre Out, RS_232C, USB, Video In, Video Out

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