Pioneer has just introduced a its new SC-91 Elite SC receiver. The new SC-91 features Dolby Atmos and MCACC Pro, while leveraging Class D3 amplification for simultaneous high-power output on all channels.
The SC-91 supports 4K/60p/4:4:4 video signal transmission with HDCP 2.2 copyright protection technology making it compatible with upcoming 4K UltraHD sources, which are on their way. Wireless capabilities abount with dedicated smartphone apps Start-up Navi and iControlAV5, providing easy and intuitive control of one’s entertainment system.
Seven channels of Elite Class D3 amplification at 130 Watts-per-channel for a total of 660 Watts on hand for simulatneous multi-channel simultaneous drive.
MCACC Pro takes Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration (MCACC) a step further. In addition to automatically compensating for speaker size, level and distance to the listening position as standard MCACC does, MCACC Pro analyzes and corrects the phase and group delay characteristics that are caused by the filtering systems in the speakers. This adjustment is also performed between different channels, in order to provide a smooth flow.
Additional features include independent correction for dual subwoofers, and speaker position adjustments in 1-millimeter increments. For all channels, MCACC Pro corrects phase differences in the original audio, as well as the sounds emitted from the speakers.
Performing fully-automatic corrections to source-derived lags in the bass (LFE elements) on a real-time basis, Auto Phase Control Plus helps reproduce the natural linkage of sound between channels with rich and sharp low-pitched sounds and clear mid- and high-range sounds.
The SC-91 incorporates Dolby Atmos for a most imersive experience and Dolby Surround up-mixer brings an enhanced sense of immersion to your existing content.
DAC function is via a ESS Technology, SABRE ES9006S Premier Audio DAC. A new power supply transformer reduces magnetic flux noises while a new insulator suppresses external vibrations. The DAC supports 192 kHz 24-bit 2ch WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, and 96 kHz 24-bit Multi-channel WAV, FLAC. Compressed formats, such as MP3, WMA, and AAC are also supported. Stream these files from your home network, tablet, or even the front USB port. Serious listeners will appreciate 2.8 MHz DSD direct playback via network or SACD disc playback via HDMI.
All 2015 Elite models offer built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology and the SC-91 is also equipped with dual antennas that provide Dual Band Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) for a much greater network range and connection stability. The SC-91 supports Wireless Direct and even in an environment without wireless LAN, it can be operated to perform wireless playback using the free iControlAV5 control app.
Network and initial settings can be easily configured using any iPhone, iPod touch or iPad via the newly developed Start-up Navi app. Users can install the dedicated control app iControlAV5 on the setup screen for intuitive and easy operation of the SC-91. They are also compatible with Android devices.
Using AirPlay, the SC-91 lets you enjoy effortless streaming music from iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. In addition, the SC-91 is Windows(r) 8.1 Certified, and also supports DLNA(r) 1.5 media streaming and HTC Connect(r).
The SC-91 offers both RS-232c interface and full IP control providing compatibility with the most popular home automation systems.
Internet Radio via the SC-91 gives you a world of entertainment options and with vTuner Pandora and Spotify, complete with on-screen album art and music information is accessible. Spotify Connect is a premium subscription feature that lets you play and control Spotify with your smart devices.
Pioneer’s SC-91 Elite SC Receiver is now available for a MSRP of $1,100. For more information about Pioneer Home Entertainment’s entire line, please visit: http://www.pioneerelectronics.com