Pioneer SC-LX87 specs

By Danny Phillips


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
Quick Glance
3D Ready Yes
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
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
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.


January 21, 2014, 2:21 pm

So what with regards to hdmi 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.


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


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,...).


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.


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


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.


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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