Pioneer SC-LX59 w/ Q Acoustics Concept 20 Speakers (5.1)
Man. Part No.: SC-LX59
Pioneer SC-LX59 w/ Q Acoustics Concept 20 (5.1)
Pioneer SC-LX59 AV Receiver
Enjoy precise audio reproduction, just as the creators intended with the AV receiver featuring Direct Energy HD (High fidelity class D) amplifier and SABRE32 Ultra DAC. Dolby Atmos brings a new level of surround sound in the ideal environment made by Pioneer’s MCACC Pro auto-room calibration with Full Band Phase Control, while the objectbased DTS:X format will also be available with firmware update. Other highlights include video scaler with Super Resolution, Ultra HD Pass-through with HDCP 2.2, and aluminium front panel.
Direct Energy HD Amplifier
For the ideal multi-channel environment, all channels should have the same speakers, driven by the same amplifier, under same conditions. So for the SC-LX59, Pioneer has adopted the Direct Energy HD Amplifier capable of simultaneous high-power output for all channels. The core Direct Power FET has a simple structure with the semiconductor chip directly mounted on the circuit board. As a result, a large reduction in inductance components for improved signal quality, smaller heat sink by efficient heat dissipation, and shorter transmission path by cleaner circuitry have been achieved, realizing quality sound, high-power output, and high efficiency at the same time. As the Direct Energy HD Amplifier continues to improve by each generation, it creates the ideal reproduction environment for object audio as well as legacy formats.
DTS:X is the next-generation audio codec from DTS that leverages object-based audio to enable new immersive and interactive audio experiences. Since DTS:X can automatically adapt the audio to the existing channels and speaker system, no specific speaker layout is required. Experience an immersive soundscape with incredibly rich and life-like audio. With the ideal reproduction environment created by MCACC Pro, and the powerful and precise multichannel output by the Direct Energy HD Amplifier, the SC-LX59 maximises the advantages of the DTS:X format. * DTS:X will be available with firmware update.
The SC-LX59 is compatible with the 7.2.4ch*, 9.2.2ch*, 7.2.2ch, 5.2.4ch configurations of Dolby Atmos®. You can reproduce objectoriented sound in smooth, curving movements, or the realistic threedimensional movement overhead by the top speakers. However, the appropriate playback environment is required to bring out the best from Dolby Atmos. This is provided by MCACC Pro, which allows the phase for all frequencies of each speaker, allowing the most precise speaker drive for faithful reproduction of the true-to-life soundscape of Dolby Atmos. With synchronised sound and image, you can experience total immersion in the movie world.
Full Band Phase
Control Pioneer’s Phase Control technology effectively eliminates phase lag and significantly improves the multi-channel sound without any extra operation. Furthermore, The Full Band Phase Control technology focuses on the group delay in the speaker network filter, and adjusts the phase of each unit as well as the group delay for each speaker. Multi-range speakers gain the sound coherence of full-range speakers, while retaining the wide frequency range advantage. In an environment where the phase of all units and all channels are precisely controlled, a remarkably clear sound location with a surrounding feel is achieved. In combination with MCACC Pro’s auto room tuning technology, the ideal multi-channel reproduction environment can be created, which faithfully replicates object audio and the intention of the directors.
Ultra DAC The highly acclaimed 192 kHz/32-bit ESS SABRE32 Ultra DAC (ES9016S) delivers exceptional sound with ultra-low distortion and high S/N ratio. It offers jitter-free performance for an astounding audio reproduction with rich deep bass.
Spotify Digital Music-Streaming Service Ready
Enjoy on-demand access to millions of songs with Spotify’s digital music-streaming service. With the wide range of music selection, you’re sure to find a fitting song for your mood or occasion, right at your fingertips. You can make your own choice, or let Spotify surprise you. The SC-LX59 is ready for the Connect from Spotify, which lets you select songs on your Spotify app for listening on your audio system. * Spotify App, iPhone/iPod touch/iPad, and subscription required.
Q Acoustics Concept 20 Cinema Pack
Since the beginnings of ‘Hi-Fi’ over fifty years ago, it has been known that loudspeaker cabinet resonance is a major factor limiting a hi-fi system’s sonic performance. Fortunately it is very easy to overcome; you simply have to spend a very large amount of money designing and constructing heavy, dense, high mass cabinets with lots of internal bracing. The result should be excellent, but very expensive, ‘high end’ loudspeakers. In fact the difference between speakers that are rated merely as ‘good’ and those accepted to be truly excellent ‘high end’ models, is their level of cabinet resonance. Q Acoustics Concept Series changes everything.
GelcoreTM Construction is in effect a ‘cabinet within a cabinet’, with a special resonance cancelling compound adhering between the inner and outer shells. This cabinet is both very rigid and exhibits extremely low resonance. The latter being achieved because the resonance-cancelling compound absorbs the kinetic energy (movement) generated within the cabinet by the drive units, which is then dispersed by converting it into heat.
Q Acoustics Concept 20 Speakers
"It's amazing how much difference the new cabinet makes - these speakers are in a different league"
What HiFi Magazine, May 2013
Q Acoustics is proud to introduce the new Concept 20 Loudspeaker.
The 'Concept 20' is a special loudspeaker which goes beyond anything that Q Acoustics has achieved before. It's a beautifully styled product which we confidently believe delivers a level of sonic performance previously thought impossible at its price point."
To achieve this extraordinary performance, Q Acoustics' design team applied scientific methodology and advances in technology to address the problem of cabinet resonance; long recognised as the single biggest hurdle preventing speaker designers delivering true 'high end' performance at a reasonable price.
What is Gelcore
The 'Concept 20' proves cabinet resonance need be a problem no longer.
Incorporating a 'cabinet within a cabinet' design, its inner and outer enclosures are bound together by a bespoke adhesive which never quite sets. This configuration (known as Gelcore™ construction) allows the kinetic energy generated by the drive units within the cabinet to be dispersed as heat and preventing them colouring and degrading the speaker's musical output. The 'cabinet within a cabinet' Gelcore™ construction dramatically reduces resonances and colouration.
Combine this new cabinet design with the Concept 20's advanced, high dynamic, low distortion drive units and the result is a loudspeaker which, at its price, is nothing short of sensational."
Sonically Matching Floorstand
To optimise sonic performance, we have also incorporated Gelcore(TM) Construction into a unique, visually striking and resonance-free matching floorstand for the new loudspeaker. The beautiful Concept 20 speakers and high performance stands come in a choice of either Gloss White or Gloss Black, lacquered finishes.
*When compared to a good conventional cabinet, radiated power (colouration) throughout the critical mid-band (voice frequencies) reduces by an average of more than -6dB. In the high and low frequencies the effect is even greater, with improvements in excess of -10dB.
|Enclosure type:||2-way reflex|
|Frequency Response:||64Hz - 22kHz|
|Recommended Power:||25 - 75w|
|Dimensions H/D/W mm:||260 x 280 x 170|
Q Acoustics Concept Centre Speaker
The Concept Centre is the heart of the Concept Cinema System. This new loudspeaker boasts a precisely optimised implementation of the revolutionary 'Gelcore' cabinet technology developed for the ground breaking Concept 20 and Concept 40 models. The result is a centre channel speaker that delivers astonishingly clear and dynamic dialogue.
Both 5.1 and 7.1 systems can be configured from the other speakers in the concept range combined with our 2070i sub. In addition, if an installation requires overhead speakers (Dolby Atmos or DTS:X), we recommend the use of the Q Acoustics Install Performance In-ceiling range.
|Enclosure type:||2-way reflex|
|Bass Unit:||2 x 100mm|
|Frequency Response:||75Hz - 22kHz|
|Recommended Power:||25 - 75w|
|Dimensions H/D/W mm:||150 x 198 x 430|
|Finishes available:||Lacquered Black Gloss / Lacquered White Gloss|
Q Acoustics 3070S Subwoofer
This powerful, 140watts rms, twin 170mm drive unit subwoofer will bring the full explosive majesty of blockbuster movie soundtracks into your living room.
Naturally, being a Q Acoustics design, it will also accurately reproduce the fast 'twang' and detail of a double bass or any other low frequency musical notes. That’s why Q Acoustics is your best choice for both music and movies.
The build quality of the new 3000 series is undeniable, such care and attention has gone into producing the perfect finish and it shows.
|Bass Unit:||2 x 170mm|
|Amplified Power:||140W rms|
|Crossover Frequency:||50Hz - 150Hz (var)|
|Dimensions H/D/W mm:||400 x 425 x 200|
|Manufacturer's Part No.||SC-LX59|
|Amplifier Award||5 Star, WHF Award Winner 2015/16|
|Number of channels||9,2|
|Connections||12v Trigger, Analog, Bi-Wire, Component, Composite, Digital Coaxial, Digital Optical (TOSLINK), Ethernet, FM/AM, HDMI, Headphone, IR Flasher, Multi-Channel Output, RS-232, S-Video, Subwoofer, USB|
|Features||3.5mm Mini-Jack, 4K Passthrough, Airplay, Audio Return Channel (ARC), Automatic Speaker Calibration, Bi-Wire, Bluetooth (In-Built), Digital Optical, DLNA, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Dynamic Volume Control, Ethernet, FM/AM, InstaPrevue, Internet Radio, MHL, Network (Internet), Remote Control App, Spotify, USB, WiFi (In-Built)|
|Number of Drivers||N/A|
|Speaker Dimensions||Fronts:1000 x 298 x 200/Centre: 160 x 203 x 430/Rears: 234.5 x 203 x 150/Subwoofer: 425 x 560 x 195 mm|
|Amplifier Dimensions||(W x H x D): 435 x 185 x 441 mm|
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