Pioneer SC-95 9.2 Channel Networked Class D3 AV Receiver – B-Stock
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Pioneer SC-95 9.2 Channel Networked Class D3 AV Receiver achieves unprecedented realism, thanks to Dolby Atmos® surround sound driven by powerful Class D3 amplification. The Elite SC-95 provides studio-grade room calibration with MCACC® Pro. Along with advanced multi-zone features and effortless connectivity, it offers advanced Super Resolution video scaling with 4K Ultra HD pass-through with HDCP 2.2, and the immersive new DTS:X surround-sound format (available with a firmware update).
Powerful Class D3 Amplification
Power and efficiency are hallmarks of the Elite SC-95, thanks to Class D3 amplifiers that deliver plenty of power in a cool-running, lightweight package. Pioneer’s advanced Class D3 digital circuitry overcomes the limitations of traditional Class AB amplifier designs, which suffer reduced power output as channels are added. Instead, Pioneer Class D3 delivers full power across all nine channels simultaneously, for a total of 760 watts (8 ohms, 1 kHz @ 1.0% THD). The Elite SC-95 recreates the full impact and dynamic range of today’s high-resolution multi-channel audio and movie soundtracks. With a direct signal path and no EMI filters, feedback loops or current limiting, these amps can handle low-impedance speaker loads that challenge lesser receivers. Meanwhile, the amps in the Elite SC-95 are so efficient, they generate less heat and energy loss while consuming a fraction of the power and with greater reliability.
Elite with Dolby Atmos® Revolutionizes the Surround Landscape.
The Elite SC-95 with Dolby Atmos will literally change your experience with movies and music, and all it takes is one listen. The Elite SC-95 integrates Dolby’s groundbreaking surround technology and is compatible with 7.2 4ch*, 9.2 2ch*, 7.2 2ch and 5.2 4ch, configurations for Dolby Atmos. It works by adding height to the sonic landscape, creating a true 3D, multi-dimensional space that puts listeners inside the experience. Optimized room calibration through the built-in MCACC Pro feature, in conjunction with Atmos-enabled speakers like the Elite Home Theater System or dedicated ceiling-mounted speakers, reproduces object-oriented sound in smooth, curving, and realistic three-dimensional movement overhead by top-firing Atmos drivers. Dolby Atmos brings new life to traditional soundtracks and music too, putting sounds into motion and delivering the full impact of the performance.
Prepare for object-based audio with DTS:X
The next-generation surround sound format, available as a no-cost firmware update, creates an amazing three-dimensional sound field that reproduces the movement of sound in space. It automatically adapts the signal to existing channels and speakers and requires no specific speaker layout. Experience immersive, interactive 3-D realism like never before!
Precision Room Calibration with MCACC Pro
MCACC (Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration) Pro takes room calibration to a new level of precision. Further enhancing the three-dimensional realism of the Elite SC-95, MCACC Pro calibrates your room sound using a sound-collecting microphone to monitor the sound environment and an equalizer to optimize and precision-tune each speaker to the room. Pioneer’s Full-Band Phase Control technology eliminates phase lag to precisely control sound locations for ideal multi-channel sound reproduction. MCACC Pro is so advanced that it includes dual independent subwoofer EQ. Tailoring left and right-channel low frequency response curves lets you achieve optimum subwoofer performance, creating powerful bass response and seamless integration with your main speaker system. With the push of a button, it’s like having an acoustical engineer fine-tuned your home theater system.
ESS SABRE32 DACs for High-Performance Audio
The Elite SC-95 delivers unmatched digital-to-analog signal conversion. Two SABRE32 Ultra DAC (ES9016S) units from ESS Technology—recognized as among the best in the industry—are critical to achieving purity of sound, wide dynamic range and minimal harmonic distortion that let the high-power Class D3 amps perform to their fullest.
Precision Playback in Multiple Formats
Supporting high-resolution digital file formats (192kHz/24-bit) in WAV, FLAC, AIFF and Apple Lossless lets audiophiles hear their favorite music as it was originally intended. Apple Lossless reconstructs exact data from compressed data, with no discernible loss in audio quality. MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV and FLAC music files can be streamed from a compatible PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone. Gapless Playback eliminates gaps between consecutive tracks intended to be played continuously, such as classical music or live recordings.
Ultra HD Pass-Through with HDCP 2.2
The Elite SC-95 supports transmission of 4K/60P/4:4:/24-bit video signals and High Dynamic Range (HDR) signals, along with the latest HDCP 2.2 copyright protection standard. 4K Ultra HD Pass-through is the recognized standard of ultra-high video resolution, boasting 3,840 x 2,160 (24 Hz/25 Hz/30 Hz) pixels or 4,096 x 2,160 (24 Hz) pixels. Every Elite AV receiver can pass through 4K video signals to any compatible display, offering the highest-quality image available — a full four times the current HD standard.