Pioneer SC-LX87 specs

By Danny Phillips

Reviewed:

Key Features

  • 9 x 220W power output
  • THX Ultra2 Plus certified
  • DLNA certified
  • Spotify Connect and vTuner internet radio
  • AirPlay and HTC Connect
  • Manufacturer: Pioneer
  • Review Price: £1,499.95
specs
Quick Glance
3D Ready Yes
Connectors
HDMI Input 9
HDMI Output 3
Microphone 0
Composite Video In 4
Component Video In 3
Component Video Out 2
S/PDIF Optical In 2
S/PDIF Coax In 2
Subwoofer Out 2
Stereo Line In 6
Stereo Line Out 3
iPod Dock Via USB
Power 220W per channel
Physical Specifications
Height 185
Width 435
Depth 441
Weight 18.1kg
Features
3D Ready Yes
Number of Speakers 0
Supported Channels 9.2
DVD Player No
Blu-ray player No
Audio Processing Texas Instruments Aureus
Dolby Digital Yes
DTS Yes
Dolby Pro Logic II Yes
Dolby TrueHD Yes
DTS Master Audio HD Yes

Prem Desai

January 21, 2014, 1:52 pm

I began reading this eagerly because I'm looking to upgrade my aging but stunning Denon receiver.

What drew my attention was the 10/10 score and superlatives such as must buy.

My excitement was soon shattered - this sports hdmi v1.4 ports only.

Not sure why Pioneer have released this stillborn amp.

Any self-respecting home cinema buff would stay well clear. There'll be a version with hdmi 2 soon enough.

Sim

January 21, 2014, 2:21 pm

So what with regards to hdmi v1.4...do you buy an amp cause of the hdmi port ? or do you get an amp based on what It can process and how good it sounds ?
No amp has hdmi 2 as it stands as of now. Only need hdmi 2 for playing 4k at 60hz.
And if one gets a 4K tv then plug it directly from source and use optical for sound problem solved.

Prem Desai

January 21, 2014, 7:38 pm

This is an AV amp - the V stands for VISUAL which is V-E-R-Y important in an AV setup.

Do not want to use optical for sound - messes everything up. Will wait for HDMI 2 as will every sensible soul.

I'd be surprised if a newer version with HDMI 2 did not pop up in a few weeks - hopefully at a lower price.

Sim

January 21, 2014, 8:01 pm

'messes everything up' ..please do explain ??
With regards to sound what is messed up ?
Oh and do you posses a 4K tv with HDMI 2 out of curiosity ??

Jordan Jay Currie

January 22, 2014, 10:13 am

8, out of 10

Bluetooth should be included not an extra
No HDMi 2.0 support

Dennis

January 22, 2014, 11:50 am

I bought this receiver in November and it is absolutely stunning ! It has all future features and it's sound, image, build quality is superb to all other AV receivers (Denon, Marantz,...).

Yamaha

January 28, 2014, 3:36 am

Only comes with an IR remote now, no option to upgrade to an RF remote unlike the past flagship Pioneer receivers. Deal-breaker for me, can't understand Pioneer's thinking.

johnj259

February 14, 2014, 3:36 am

DTS soundtracks are excellent via optical, what are you saying?

Prem Desai

February 14, 2014, 9:31 am

My point is why use 2 cables when 1 will do.

Also, not every device sports an optical port.

Prem Desai

February 14, 2014, 9:32 am

More cables. Already have too many!!

4k tv - no. 4k projector - yes.

Hope to get tv later this year.

Thomas P

February 20, 2014, 11:58 pm

you can buy the rf remote control and use it on lx87

Ashiq

March 16, 2014, 3:41 am

Need a help?????
can i play paradigm studio 100 v5.0 and center cc690 ( 8 ohm) with this amp or the amp going to be over heated. I planed to buy paradigm studio 100 and studio center cc690. Paradigm mentioned that speaker required 225 w max input power and receiver match for 50 to 300 w per channel.
please help me to choose.

ashiq

March 17, 2014, 4:48 am

I have paradigm studio100 and center cc690. Please let me know this amp can handle to feed those speaker.than i will change my yamaha rxv671 which have not enough power to handle those speakers.

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