As the specialist in A/V receiver technology, innovation and design, the

2009 Pioneer Elite line brings high-definition cinema performance into the

home theater.

The definitive brand for the most discerning entertainment enthusiast, the

Elite line of A/V receivers offer flawless sound and video reproduction,

comprehensive digital connectivity and the highest build quality in the industry.


140 Watts x 7 Direct Energy HD Amplication Developed with
ICEpower® (20Hz – 20kHz, 8 ohms, 0.09% THD – FTC)
Rigid Trans Stabilizer and 3D Space Frame Construction
Stream Direct Mode
High Gloss Black Finish


Dual Freescale Digital Core Engine
AIR Studios Monitor Certied
THX ® Ultra2 Plus Processing & Certication
Sampling Rate Converter – 192 kHz / 24-bit All Sources
Wolfson DACs (WM8740)
Advanced MCACC (Auto Room Calibration)
Symmetric 9-Band EQ
Standing Wave Control
Polarity Check
Full Band Phase Control
Dolby ® TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD® Master Audio / High
Resolution Audio
PQLS Multi-Channel Surround (Precision Quartz Lock System)
WMA9 Pro
XM-HD Surround
SIRIUS and XM Satellite Ready with On-Screen Display
Neural ® THX® Surround
Optimum Surround
Advanced Surround Sound (13+1 Modes)
Front Stage Surround Advance (Focus, Wide)
Headphone Surround
Virtual Surround Back
DSD to PCM Converter
Multi-Channel Auto Level Control
Dialogue Enhancement
Multi-Channel Advanced Sound Retriever
Digital Noise Reduction
Midnight Listening Mode
Sound Delay (Lip-Sync)


HDMI ® 48-bit Deep Color
HDMI x.v. Color
1080p Video Scaler for Analog Standard Denition
Pure Cinema I/P Conversion
3D Noise Reduction (Analog SD)
3D Y/C Separation


Works with iPhone Certied with Front USB Featuring iPhone,
iPod Touch, and iPod® Player Album Art and Full Color GUI
(USB + Composite Cable Included)
Networking Entertainment:
Streaming Internet Radio
Neural Music Direct
Firmware updates available through network
Front Panel USB Memory Audio and Photo Playback (MP3, WMA,
HDMI (5 Inputs / 2 Outputs Including Front HDMI Input)
Digital Coaxial (3 Inputs)
Digital Optical (4 Inputs / 2 Outputs)
Audio In / Out (3 Inputs / 1 Output)
A/V Composite (5 Inputs / 1 Output)
S-Video (5 Inputs / 1 Output)
Component Video (3 Inputs – Assignable / 2 Outputs)
Phono Input


Full Color On-Screen Display (Independent On-Screen Display for
Zone 2 and 3)
3-Zone Multi-Zone and Source (A/V)
New Media Zone out for iPod & Network Entertainment (Zone 2/3)
2 nd & 3rd Zone Stereo Out with Volume Control
Composite Video Zone Out for Zones 2 & 3
Component Video Zone Out for Zone 2
RS-232C Interface
12 Volt Trigger (x2 – Assignable)
I/R (2 In / 1 Out)
Assignable Surround Back Speaker – Bi-Amp, Speaker B or Zone 2
Main Room / Multi-Zone Remote Control
Learning Remote with Illuminated LCD
Detachable Power Cord
Bold denotes step-up features from the SC-25
*Subscription Required


7.1-Channel A/V Receiver Featuring ICEpower® Class-D Amplification,
AIR Studios Monitor Certification and THX® Ultra2 Plus Certification