Pioneer Elite SC-97 9.2-channel home theater receiver with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth,AirPlay, and Dolby Atmos
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Pioneer Elite SC-97 9.2-channel home theater receiver with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth,AirPlay, and Dolby Atmos



Product Description

Power and Processing:
  • 9-channel amplifier
  • 140 watts per channel into 8 ohms (1kHz) at 0.08% THD, with 2 channels driven
  • Class D3 amplification offers energy efficiency, cooler operation, and robust power driving all channels
  • Dolby® and DTS® surround sound decoding
    • Dolby Atmos processing for use with in-ceiling or "height" speakers for more enveloping surround sound
    • DTS:X for an immersive, 3-dimensional soundstage (available via future firmware update)
  • 4K video upconversion for analog and digital signals
  • Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration Pro automatically optimizes your speakers for your room and setup (microphone included)
  • independent calibration for dual subwoofers, Subwoofer EQ, and Standing Wave Control help deliver accurate, even bass throughout the room
Digital and Streaming Music Options:
  • Built-in Wi-Fi for listening to music from a networked PC, free Internet radio, and online music services
    • includes support for Pandora and thousands of free Internet radio stations with vTuner
    • Spotify® Connect lets you play Spotify's streaming music library through the receiver via your smartphone or tablet (requires Spotify app and a premium subscription)
  • Apple AirPlay for streaming music from an iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch® or computer running iTunes®
  • DLNA 1.5 certified for streaming music wirelessly from compatible computers and network-attached storage (NAS) drives
  • plays high-resolution digital music files via USB storage device or a networked computer
    • PCM files up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution; DSD files up to 5.6 MHz
  • MHL-ready HDMI input for accessing content from select Android smartphones, tablets, and Roku streaming media sticks
  • front-panel USB input for connecting an iPod®, iPhone, or thumb drive
    • direct digital connection for iPod or iPhone bypasses the device's digital-to-analog converter for better sound
  • HTC Connect™ for wireless music streaming from a compatible HTC smartphone
  • gapless playback of digital music files
Multi-room Audio/Video:
  • three-room/three-source output
  • independent Zone 2 HDMI output can be used for second zone video
  • powered outputs for 2nd and 3rd rooms allow simultaneous 5.2-channel sound in main room
  • line-level Zone 2 and Zone 3 outputs for use with an external amplifier
Audio Performance Features:
  • dual 32-bit/192kHz ESS SABRE32 digital-to-analog converters for exceptional sound from stereo and multichannel sources
  • Advanced Sound Retriever restores details to MP3s and other compressed digital music files
  • selectable 32-bit processing engine can upsample digital music files to high-resolution for enhanced detail and depth (up to 32-bit/192kHz)
  • Digital Filter lets you tailor the receiver's sound for warmer or sharper sound
  • bi-amp compatible front left and right speakers and surround left and right speakers by reassigning Top Middle and Surround Back channels
  • HDMI 2.0a audio/video switching: 8 in, 3 out (includes 1 front-panel input)
    • HDCP 2.2 technology ensures compatibility with 4K Ultra HD sources and TVs (BD, HDMI IN 1, HDMI IN 2 inputs and monitor outputs only)
    • HDR-compatible for extended picture contrast and brightness with compatible 4K TVs and HDR-encoded content (firmware update required)
  • component video switching: 2 in
  • composite video switching: 2 in, 2 out
  • digital audio inputs: 2 optical and 2 coaxial
  • 1 optical digital audio output
  • 3 analog stereo audio inputs
  • phono input for connecting a turntable
  • 13.2 channel preamp outputs, including two outputs for powered subwoofers
  • front-panel USB port for audio playback from an iPod, iPhone, or USB memory device
  • outputs for 11 speakers (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, Top Middle L/R, Extra 1 L/R)
  • receiver can power a maximum of 9 channels at once
  • Ethernet port
  • IR in/out, RS-232C, and 12-volt trigger for external controllers
  • full-sized headphone jack
  • detachable power cable
General Features:
  • 4K/60p and 3D video pass-through
  • free iControlAV5 app for iOS® and Android™ lets you control the receiver with your smartphone or tablet
  • AVNavigator walks you through connections and setup using your computer, tablet, or smartphone (requires a network connection to your receiver)
  • audio performance certified by world-renowned AIR Studios in London
  • support for third-party home automation systems by Control4, Crestron, AMX, and other leading brands
  • HDMI standby pass-through allows HDMI switching without powering up receiver
  • AM/FM tuner with 63 presets
  • learning remote control
  • 17-1/8"W x 7-5/16"H x 18-9/16"D (10-1/16"H with Wi-Fi antennas raised)
  • weight: 38.5 lbs.