TheElite SC-97 9.2-Channel Network A/V ReceiverfromPioneeris a multi-zone home theater powerhouse that is equally adept at handling high-resolution audio and video sources. This model can produce up to 140W per channel at 8 ohms and supports dual subwoofer connections for enhanced low frequency sound. The SC-97 incorporates Pioneer's digital class D power amplifier technology and is designed to deliver dynamic sound from high-resolution audio formats like Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD. Integrated Advanced MCACC Pro room calibration allows you to tailor the sound of the receiver to your listening environment using the calibration microphone. It even incorporates high-quality ESS Technology 32-bit digital-to-analog converters for optimized sound quality. On-board Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support allows you to add optional height-channel speakers, which is designed to deliver immersive, object-oriented sound.
Built-in dual-band Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity allows you to access Internet radio sources like vTuner and Pandora. Bluetooth and Apple AirPlay are on-board, which allows you to wirelessly stream music from compatible audio sources such as smartphones and tablets. DLNA support is also available for streaming content from your other network-enabled, DLNA-compatible devices.
The Pioneer SC-97 is equipped with eight HDMI inputs and three HDMI outputs for interfacing high-resolution audio and video components like Blu-ray players and streaming devices. In addition to 1080p, 3D, and 4K pass-through, this model can upscale lower resolution video to near-4K quality when used with a compatible display. This model also has a front-panel USB port that supports high-resolution audio formats like FLAC and WAV. For enhanced system control, the free iControlAV5 app is available for download on iOS and Android devices. This app will allow you to control the receiver from your compatible smartphone and tablet.