I mars meldte vi om Pioneer sine nye AV-receivere i budsjett- og mellomklassen. Her var det flere interessante nyheter, og disse er selvfølgelig også å finne på de nye tungvekterne, i tillegg til at toppklassemodellebne selvføglelig stiller i en annen liga når det gjelder kvalitet og effekt.
I tillegg til at det er et nytt brukergrensesnitt i form av GUI, har de nye modellene en kjærkommen støtte for TIDAL. Og så får vi selvfølgelig krysse fingrene for at denne suverene strømmetjenesten greier seg gjennom den finansielle utfordringen som de befinner seg i for tiden.
Vi finner også støtte for Pioneer og Onkyo sitt nye trådløse multiromsystem kalt FireConnect. Dette skal være kompatibelt med andre produkter samme system, for et trådløst multiromsoppsett. Også Google Play er en nyhet som støttes på disse nye toppreceiverne, som skal være tilgjengelig i løpet av september.
De norske prisene på de nye modellene er:
Les pressemeldingen fra Pioneer:
PIONEER ANNOUNCES THE SC-LX701, LX801 and LX901 NETWORK AV RECEIVERS
Pioneers first 11ch amplifier for SC-LX901, new Direct Energy HD amplifiers for SC-LX701 and SC-LX801
Pioneer today announced the SC-LX701, SC-LX801 and SC-LX901 network AV receivers. An 11channel network AV receiver, the SC-LX901 features Multi-Room Audio*1, which allows for the wireless distribution of a variety of sound sources -- including LPs and streaming services -- in different room, and the latest network functions, such as Google Cast*2 and TIDAL*2 The unit also incorporates MCACC Pro*3, an automatic room calibration technology that adjusts specifically to your environment to deliver optimized object-based audio and works in sync with the Reflex Optimizer, a feature to deliver an ideal object-based audio reproduction through the featured Direct Energy HD amplifiers, allowing simultaneous output from all channels with no power loss. Realize Ideal surround sound in your home theater.
A new user friendly GUI, allows you quick access to your network settings and simplifies the initial set up of the product with easy-to-understand on-screen guidance.
Features of the new SC-LX701, SC-LX801 and SC-LX901 include:
Direct Energy HD amplifier, for superb sound quality
Based on a decade of class D design experience, Pioneer refurbished their Direct Energy HD amplifier from scratch. The new amplifier design achieved further improvements for a high-quality sound reproduction, reducing potential level of noise through optimizing of the patterning and layout of the circuit board, resulting in the shortest signal path.
Powerful Sound Control
9.1-channel receiver with 760W multi-channel simultaneous drive (8 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1.0 %) / 185W/ch (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1.0 %, 1ch Driven FTC) / 135W/ch (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, THD 0.08 %, 2ch Driven FTC)
9.1-channel receiver with 770W multi-channel simultaneous drive (8 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1.0 %) / 200W/ch (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1.0 %, 1ch Driven FTC) / 140W/ch (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, THD 0.08 %, 2ch Driven FTC)
11.1-channel receiver with 880W multi-channel simultaneous drive (8 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1.0 %) / 200W/ch (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1.0 %, 1ch Driven FTC) / 140W/ch (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, THD 0.08 %, 2ch Driven FTC)
Incorporates high grade ESS SABRE32 Ultra DAC s, so you can enjoy clear, detailed sound thanks to the low distortions achieved by this high-quality digital filter.
Professional 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 an Dolby Atmos-enabled system as well as all of your other audio sources, MCACC Pro calibrates your room’s sound using a microphone to monitor the acoustic environment and an equalizer to optimize and precision-tune each speaker to the room.
Pioneer’s Full-Band Phase Control technology eliminates phase lag between speaker units inside of cabinet, to precisely control sound locations for ideal stereo and multi-channel sound reproduction.
The new Reflex Optimizer feature was designed to maximize object-based audio reproduction with Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers and generate the best sound experience from stand alone and/or add-on speakers, allowing you to fully enjoy the latest 3D, immersive sound technologies.
Dolby Atmos and DTS:X Support
The SC-LX701, SC-LX801 and SC-LX901 support Dolby Atmos and DTS:X surround-sound formats. With their object-based designs these formats facilitate a perfect wraparound sound with precisely placed effects and realistic movement sequences in all three spatial axes. The combination of Class D powerful amplification and precise sound adjustment by MCACC Pro present you perfect surround experience.
AIR Studios Monitor certification
The SC-LX801 and SC-LX901 have been certified at London’s legendary AIR Studios, whose work is acknowledged worldwide for award-winning motion picture soundtracks and peerless recording and mastering. Like Pioneer, AIR Studios respects the artist’s intention and believes that faithfully reproducing what was originally created in the studio is the critical objective of the finest home theater system.
Tremendous Visual Acuity
The SC-LX701, SC-LX801 and SC-LX901 support 4K/60p/4:4:4 24-bit video signal transmission with HDCP 2.2 technology, ensuring compatibility with the many upcoming UltraHD (4K) sources and televisions. So when you’re ready to upgrade your visual experience, your audio experience will also be ready.
Pioneers Super Resolution which was developed for the company’s BDP-LX88 Blu-ray player has been integrated in the SC-LX701, SC-LX801 and SC-LX901 to allow the picture quality of a 4K video signals through the upscaling of HD-quality content.
In addition, all three models are prepared for the next generation video standard HDR*5 (High Dynamic Range) and BT.2020.
The SC-LX701, SC-LX801 and SC-LX901 are Google Cast ready so you can use your mobile device to send your favorite music, radio, or podcast to your Google Cast compatible speaker or Chromecast Audio. You can control the audio from anywhere in the house using Cast-enabled apps running on your personal device—iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®, Mac®, Android phone and tablet, and Windows® laptop, and Chromebook. Discover apps at g.co/cast/audioapps.