Pioneer SC-LX89 w/ Q Acoustics Concept 20 Speakers (5.1)
Man. Part No.: SC-LX89
Pioneer SC-LX89 w/ Q Acoustics Concept 20 (5.1)
Pioneer SC-LX89 AV Receiver
Top-class multi-channel sound redefined
For a powerful and at the same time naturally transparent sound the top model with 260 watts per channel possesses not only the strongest end sections of its range, but was also structured with special sound-optimized components at many of its most important points. The loving precision tuning carried out with the intensive participation of Air Studios in London was also made possible here in an uncompromising manner in accordance with the requirements of audiophiles. The result shows that enthralling cinema dynamics and naturally gripping high sound-end don’t have to rule each other out in a single device. In addition to the 3D Spaceframe architecture, which combines the benefits of a separate front and end section combination with the compactness of a receiver, a special low leakage power flux mains transformer in the SC-LX 89 ensures that the sensitive processor and amplifier blocks can work with less interference. The rich streaming offer, with Blutooth, DNLA Player, Spotify and AirPlay, supplements the SC-LX 89 with its asynchronous USB digital input. In this way the capacities of the extremely low-jitter SABRE D/A converter can be used from any PC or MAC without any reductions and with resolutions of up to 192 kHz/32 bit as well as native DSD. The mature MCACC Pro calibration program in the SC-LX 89, with additional precision distance fine tuning, guarantees that demanding 3D soundtracks such as DTS:X, available via update, can seamlessly develop their surround sound even in real living rooms.
With the digital streaming service Spotify enjoy millions of songs just when you want to. This receiver is ready for Spotify Connect with which you can select songs via an app and listen to on your audio system.
Dolby Atmos & DTSX
This device supports the newest Dolby Atmos and (after a free update) DTS:X surround-sound formats. With their object-oriented designs these formats facilitate a perfect wraparound sound with precisely placed effects and realistic movement sequences in all three spatial axes. In this respect loudspeaker arrangements of up to 11.2 channels are supported.
Streaming, Airplay and Bluetooth
As a DLNA 1.5 certified network player with integrated WLAN, this device plays music files in all of the relevant formats from the home network including high-resolution DSD and FLAC files, naturally gapless and with a convenient app control. Tablets and Smartphones can be seamlessly and wirelessly integrated via AirPlay or without a network via Bluetooth.
4K Ultra HD Scaling
Give your Ultra-HD Display the food it needs. This Pioneer device is not only fully compatible with all available high-definition video signals, its high-performance video scaler also produces 4K images, even from low-resolution material. In this way, with up to 20 times as many pixels, even your old DVDs will gain a new dimension where both focus and interference are concerned.
Professional Sound Equalization
MCACC Pro analyses the sounds from your loudspeakers via an accompanying microphone and adapts the volume and distance to create a completely harmonious surround sound experience. At the same time, a precisely working equalizer compensates for any disruptive influences on the room acoustics. MCACC is fully compatible with all sound formats, including Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.
It Sounds Better
To fully exhaust the capacity of the exceptional SABRE D/A converter, the audio scaler calculates the projection for digital signals at the maximum resolution of 32 bit and a sampling rate of 192 kHz. Thanks to sophisticated scaling algorithms, the signal-to-noise ratio not only benefits from this, the transparency and amplitude of the sound are also increased.
High Resolution Sound on Multi-Channels Too
Experience audiophile sounds in full Sound Master resolution, with HighRes downloads of your favourite albums in WAV, ALAC, FLAC and AIFF formats as well as in DSD. For the ultimate realism there is HiRes audio, now also with multiple channels in WAV and FLAC formats.
High Quality Sound from the Top Drawer
The quality of the sound tuning from the famous AIR Studios is recognized as the absolute standard in the hi-fi world. Together with engineers from AIR Studios, we have tuned this amplifier at great expense to such an extent that it can reproduce audio signals as clear and precise as the original recordings.
Direct Energy HD Amplifiers
Thanks to a meticulous overhaul of all its components and uncompromising performance optimization, the Direct Energy HD amplifiers now deliver an even fuller, more powerful sound with impressive output power on all channels, even during simultaneous operation.
Easy to Setup & Complete Control
The “Start-up Navi” app supports you when you are setting up your AV receiver. The integrated assistant creates all of the important settings for you, including the network settings. With the “iControlAV5” app you can subsequently control all of the important functions conveniently via your Smartphone or Tablet (iOS /Android).
- Channels: 9
- Amplification Type: Class D (Direct Energy HD)
- 850 W Multi ch Simultaneous Drive (8 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1.0 %)
- 260 W/ch (4 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1.0 %, 1ch Driven)
- 220 W/ch (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1.0 %, 1ch Driven)
- AIR Studios Monitor Certification
- Dolby Atmos®/Dolby® TrueHD/Dolby Digital Plus/Dolby Surround
- DTS:X/DTS Neural:X Ready
- DTS-HD Master Audio/DTS-ES/DTS Neo:X|11.1
- USB-DAC 192 kHz/32-bit with DSD Native Playback
- DSD Direct Playback via Network/USB (2.8 MHz, 5.6 MHz/2ch)
- DSD Disc (SACD) Playback via HDMI (2.8 MHz/5.1ch, 2ch)
- SABRE32 Ultra DAC (ES9016S) for 9.2ch
- Audio Scaler 192 kHz/32-bit Enhancer
- MCACC Pro Room Calibration: Full Band Phase Control, Auto Phase Control Plus/Phase Control Plus, Standing Wave Control, 3D Time Axis Measurement, Precision - Distance, Subwoofer EQ (4 Band), Bass Management System for Dolby Atmos Enabled Speakers
- Sound Enhancements: PQLS Bit-stream/Multi-Surround/2ch, Advanced Sound Retriever (Multi-ch), Auto Sound Retriever/Auto Sound Retriever for ARC, Auto Level Control (Multi-ch), Virtual Speakers (Wide/Height/Surround Back), Rendering Mode
- Advanced Surround Modes: Action, Drama, Advanced Game, Sports, Classical, Rock/Pop, Front Stage Surround, Sound Retriever Air, Phones Surround, ECO Mode 1, ECO Mode 2
- Input Volume Absorber
- Speaker System 15 Patterns Including 7 Patterns for Dolby Atmos
- Ultra HD Pass-through with HDCP 2.2 (4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit, 4K/24p/4:4:4/36-bit, 4K/60p/4:2:2/36-bit)
- Video Scaler (1080p to 4K) with Super Resolution
- Triple HD Noise Reduction
- Advanced Video Adjust
- Stream Smoother/Stream Smoother Link
- Apple AirPlay Certified
- DLNA Certified™ (1.5)
- HTC Connect™ Certified
- Windows® 8 Compatible
- Music File Playback/Seek via Network/USB: AIFF , Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, MP3, WMA, AAC, DSD
- 192 kHz/24-Bit Audio playback (AIFF, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC)
- Multi-Channel (5.1ch, 5.0ch) Audio Playback (WAV, FLAC)
- Gapless Playback for AIFF, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AAC, MP3, DSD
- Spotify® Digital Music-Streaming Service Ready
- Internet Radio with vTuner
- Built-in Wi-Fi® (Dual Band 5 GHz/2.4 GHz)
- Built-in Bluetooth® Wireless Technology (Version: 2.1 + EDR, Profile: A2DP/AVRCP, Codec: SBC/AAC)
- Android™ Audio/Video Playback with MHL™
- HDMI 1 in
- USB 1 in for iPod/iPhone, USB drive
- MCACC Setup MIC in
- Phones 1 out
- HDMI 7 in (7 assignable, 1 for HDMI/MHL)
- HDMI 3 out (2 for MAIN, 1 for MAIN/HDZONE)
- Ethernet 1 In
- AV (Composite) 2 In/1 Out
- Audio 1 In (assignable)
- Phono (MM) 1 In
- Digital Coaxial 2 In (assignable)
- Digital Optical 2 In (assignable)/1 Out
- USB-DAC In (B-Type)
- Component Video 2 In (assignable)
- Monitor Component 1 Out/Monitor
- Composite 1 Out
- Preout 11.2 ch (13.2 ch terminals)
- Speaker 11 ch Out
- Independent Dual Subwoofer
- IR 2 In/1 Out
- 12 V Trigger x 2/RS-232C
- Advanced Direct Construction
- Rigid Trans-Stabilizer
- Insulated Dual Chassis
- 3D Space Frame Construction
- Low Leakage Flux Power Transformer
- Anti-Standing Wave Insulator
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-LX89|
|Amplifier Award||5 Star|
|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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