Pioneer Elite SC-87 9.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver
- Dolby Atmos Upgradeable
- Class D3 Amplification
- Sabre32 Ultra DAC
- AIR Studios Monitor Certifications
- MCACC Pro Room Calibration
As the heart of a high-performance system, the Elite SC-87 AV Receiver is a standout. Ready for the unmatched realism of Dolby Atmos® combined with the impressive power of Class D3 amplification, the SC-87 delivers serious sound, effortless connectivity, sophisticated room correction and advanced multi-zone features. Audiophiles, prepare to be transformed by an unforgettable surround-sound experience.
Talk about a new surround-sound experience! The new Elite SC-87 receiver for Dolby Atmos, along with our new Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers, is the best way to experience Dolby Atmos. Dolby Atmos is one of the most significant home entertainment introductions since the launch of surround sound. How does Dolby Atmos work? It adds height to the sonic landscape, creating a true 3D, multi-dimensional space that puts listeners inside the experience. Played through Atmos-enabled speakers like the new Elite Home Theater Speaker System or dedicated ceiling-mounted speakers, theatrical releases created in Dolby Atmos simply come alive. Dolby Atmos brings new life to traditional soundtracks, putting sounds into motion and delivering the full impact of the artist’s work like never before. Dolby Atmos upgradable Elite AV receivers continue the Pioneer tradition of bringing state-of-the-art home theater technology into your home before others even know it’s there.
To enjoy Dolby Atmos, users must have Blu-ray Disc content encoded for Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos-enabled receiver, and new Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers, add-on modules, or at least two overhead speakers. Certain ceiling dimensions needed for Atmos-enabled speakers; please visit www.pioneerelectronics.com/elitespeakers
The Elite SC-87 features HDMI®, which offers increased bandwidth, resolution and frame-rate capability, supporting 4K resolution at 60 frames per second. With 7 HDMI inputs and 2 outputs, you've got plenty of connectivity options for the growing number of high-definition sources available.
Designed for audiophiles who seek serious sound, the Elite SC-87 is rated at 140 Watts x 9 channels (8 Ohms, 1kHz, 0.08% THD 2 Ch) and delivers a total of 810 Watts multi-channel simultaneous drive. While lesser amplifiers’ output diminishes as channels are added, the SC-87’s Class D3 amps have the power to drive multiple channels simultaneously with no significant drop in per-channel output, recreating the full impact and dynamic range of high-resolution multi-channel audio. With a direct signal path and no EMI filters, feedback loops or current limiting, these amps are true engineering art, and unlike traditional designs, Pioneer Class D3 amps have the durability to handle multiple low-impedance speaker loads where other receivers lose power dramatically. Efficient Class D3 means the Elite SC-87 runs cool and draws just a fraction of the power consumed by conventional amplifier designs. And because it consumes so little power, its cool operation enhances component life and reliability too.
The Elite SC-87 has been certified at London’s legendary AIR Studios, whose work is respected worldwide for award-winning motion picture soundtracks and peerless digital CD recordings. AIR Studios understands the artist’s craft, and like Pioneer, believes that faithfully reproducing what the artist originally created in the studio is the critical objective of the finest home theater system.
Now, MCACC® (Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration) is taken to a new level of performance with MCACC Pro. Designed by Pioneer for the Atmos-enabled Elite system, MCACC Pro calibrates sound output using a microphone to monitor the sound environment and an equalizer to optimize and precision-tune each speaker to the room. How advanced is MCACC Pro? So advanced that Pioneer engineers have included dual independent subwoofer outputs, each with individual EQ. Tailoring left- and right-channel low frequency response curves lets you achieve optimum subwoofer performance based on specific room placement, creating powerful bass response and seamless integration with your main speaker system. With the push of a button, it’s like having a professional acoustical engineer fine-tune your home theater system.
Supporting high-resolution digital file formats such as AIFF, WAV, FLAC and Apple Lossless lets audiophiles hear their favorite music as it was originally intended. Apple Lossless decodes 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. The Elite SC-87 features 192kHz/32-bit asynchronous USB-DAC for ultra-high quality music playback from a USB connected PC or Mac. Gapless Playback eliminates gaps between consecutive tracks intended to be played continuously, such as classical music or live recordings.
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!
Experience an exceptional, virtually noise-free picture regardless of the source. Qdeo video processing technology by Marvell and a 4K Scaler allows you to upscale any video source for improved picture quality and compatibility with next generation TVs, and makes Blu-ray Disc and DVD content look more detailed and cinematic than ever before.
Pioneer’s special jitter reduction technology makes reproduced sound more realistic by utilizing the master audio clock in the Elite SC-85 for playback instead of the video clock in a compatible Blu-ray Disc player.
All channels of the Elite SC-87 employ ESS-DAC SABRE32 technology, the world’s highest performance 32-bit audio DAC solution, delivering spectacular sound with a minimum of harmonic distortion.
Spotify Connect lets you play and control Spotify on your devices. Choose music on one device and listen on another. At home, hit “Play” on your mobile device and hear high fidelity sound through the Elite SC-87. You can also control the music from your mobile phone.
Don't limit your media experience to your laptop speakers. Windows 8 “Play To” feature makes it easy to stream music stored on your PC to the Elite SC-87, so you can enjoy your entire media library on the biggest speakers in the house.
In addition to being DLNA® 1.5 and Windows® 8 certified, the Elite SC-87 features AirPlay to wirelessly stream iTunes music from your PC, Mac®, iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch® through your home theater system at the touch of a button. And because it supports network audio sources in other zones, you can even send music to another room.
An MHL 2.0 port supports the small but mighty Roku Streaming Stick, which lets you stream more than 1,000 channels of TV, tens of thousands of movies and other programming options for a limitless streaming experience.
Featuring vTuner®, the Elite SC-87 offers a wealth of entertainment options. Not only can you enjoy thousands of Internet radio stations around the world, you can also access Pandora® Internet Radio complete with on-screen album art and music information.
Pioneer’s free of charge iControlAV5 turns your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or select Android device into a powerful wireless remote that controls everything from volume and input selections to advanced features like EQ adjustments and Internet Radio, and even streams music stored on your phone through the Elite SC-87 using the new “Push Player” feature.
The Elite SC-87 is designed to be the heart of today’s most capable multi-channel system. The SC-87, combined with the new Elite Home Theater Speakers, elevates home theater to a new level of performance. Listen once and be forever transformed.
The Elite SC-87 is built to last and offers versatile custom-installation solutions for home entertainment, with Multi-Zone capability that lets you set up three great systems. And because Pioneer is dedicated to custom installation, our relationships with custom-control providers like AMX ®, Control4®, Crestron® and other leading brands makes the SC-87 the perfect centerpiece for whole-house systems.
Using the Pioneer Elite Dolby Atmos Enabled Speakers you will need the following in order to use the Dolby Atmos-enabled capability of these speakers, the listening room ceiling should have horizontal flat hard surface (for audio reflection) and a height of 8’ to 14’.
In addition to a Dolby Atmos compatible speaker set up, you must have a Dolby Atmos compatible receiver/processor and Dolby Atmos encoded content.
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|Amplifier Design||Class D3 (Direct Energy HD)|
|Power Output: Watts per Channel (20 Hz – 20 kHz, THD 0.08 % @ 8 ohms FTC)||VSX Model Power Rating Only|
|Power Output: Watts per Channel (6 ohms 1 kHz 1 % 1ch Driven)||VSX Model Power Rating Only|
|Power Output: Watts per Channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.08 %, 2 ch Driven FTC)||140 Watts|
|Power Output: Watts per Channel (4 ohms, 1 kHz, 1 %, 2 ch Driven)||240 Watts|
|Power Output: Watts Multi ch Simultaneous Drive (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 1 %)||810 Watts|
|4 OHM Speaker||Yes|
|Estimated Power Consumption/Standby with HDMI Control off||370 W/0.1 W (standby)|
|ENERGY STAR 3.0 Certified||-|
|Made for iPhone and iPod||Yes|
|iOS/Android Remote Control APP||iControlAV5|
|vTuner Internet Radio||Yes|
|Pandora Internet Radio||Yes|
|DLNA 1.5 (DMR)||Yes|
|Music Playback via USB Network||MP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD|
|Hi-Res Audio||Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD|
|Digital Core DSP Engine||Texas Instruments Aureus|
|Air Studios Certification||Yes|
|iPod Digital Audio||Yes|
|Audio DACs||ESS SABRE32 Ultra |
|High-Definition Copy Protection (HDCP)||1.4|
|Dolby True HD||Yes|
|Dolby Atmos||Yes |
(Firmware update may be required)
|Dolby Digital plus||Yes|
|DTS-HD Master Audio||Yes|
|DTS Neo:||DTS Neo:X|
|HDMI SACD Transfer||Multi- Channel|
|Phase Control||Auto / Plus|
|Standing Wave Control||Yes|
|EQ Bands||9-Band (Advanced)|
|Distance Adjustment||1/2 Inch|
|Auto Subwoofer Crossover||Yes|
|Auto Level Control||Multi-Channel|
|Stream Direct||Direct / Pure Direct|
|Advanced Surround||11+ 1|
|Front Stage Surround Advance||Yes (Focus/Wide)|
|Virtual Speakers||Yes (Surround Back/Height/Wide)|
|DSD Music File||2 Ch (5.6MHz/2.8MHz)|
|PQLS Jitter Reduction||HDMI Bitstream/ Multi|
|Advanced Sound Retriever||Multi-Channel / Auto with ARC|
|Sound Retriever AIR||Yes|
|Digital Noise Reduction||Yes|
|Sound Delay (Lip Sync)||Yes (800 ms)|
|Bi-Amp||Front, Center, Surr, SP-B|
|4K 60p Ultra HD Passthrough||Yes|
|4K 60p Ultra HD Video Scaler||Yes|
|Audio Return Channel||Yes|
|HDMI 36-bit Deep Color||Yes|
|HDMI x.v. Color||Yes|
|Video Converter to HDMI||Yes|
|Video Scaler||Marvell Qdeo|
|Video Parameter Adjustments||YNR, CNR, BNR, MNR, Detail, Brightness, Contrast, Hue, Chroma, Black Level|
|HDMI Input / Output||8 in/3 out (2 for MAIN, 1 for MAIN/HDZONE)|
|Wireless Adapter Port||Optional AS-WL300|
|Bluetooth Adapter Port||Optional AS-BT200|
|Component Video Input / Output||2 In (Assignable)|
|iPhone / iPod||Front USB|
|USB Memory Input||Front USB|
|Composite A/V Input / Output||2 In / 1 Out|
|Analog Audio Inputs / Output||1 In|
|Digital Inputs / Output||4 In / 1 Out|
|Pre-Amp Outputs||Preout 9.2 ch (11.2 ch terminals)|
|Front A/V Inputs||USB & HDMI|
|On-Screen Display||Graphical User Interface (GUI) with Album Artwork (HDMI only)|
|Multi-Room and Source Output||HDZONE Audio & Video (HDMI and Powered) / Powered ZONE 2 Audio / Powered ZONE 3 Audio|
|Zone 2 Sources||All Audio Sources|
|Zone 3 Sources||All Audio Sources|
|ECO Mode||Eco Mode 1/Eco Mode 2|
|HDMI Speaker B Link||-|
|12 Volt Trigger (Assignable)||2|
|IR Serial Remote In/Out||2 In / 1 Out|
|Network Firmware Update||Yes|
|IP Control for CI||Yes|
|Versatile Speaker Configuration||Surround Back/ Front Height/ Front Wide/ Front Bi-Amp/ Zone 2/ B-Speaker/ Powered HD Zone|
|Remote||Learning Remote Control (Luminous)|
|Detachable Power Cord||Yes|
|Advanced Direct Construction||Yes|
|Speaker Terminals||11 Large|
|3D Space Frame Construction||Yes|
|Low Leakage Flux Power Transformer||-|
|Warranty||2 Years Parts & Labor|
|W x H x D (inches) |
Wi-Fi Antenna's Up
|W x H x D (inches)||17-1/8 x 7-5/16 x 17-3/8|
|Weight||38 lbs 10 oz.|