The new entry-level receiver in the premium class

Pioneer’s Direct Energy HD output stages feature a fine, balanced sound, huge performance reserves and optimum efficiency – they sound great, stay comfortably cool in operation and have a pleasantly low impact on the electricity bill. Yet not every home cinema fan needs nine of them. That is why Pioneer designed the entry-level receiver in the premium class with seven channels while otherwise equipping it as generously as usual. Users of the SC-LX 501 get all the opulent networking and streaming capabilities of Pioneer’s new streaming board. The best streaming services are on board with Tidal, Deezer and Spotify, and also the richest Internet radio with TuneIn. Thanks to Bluetooth, Airplay and Chromecast built-in, smart phone and tablet apps always find the optimum path to the system while audiophile high-resolution downloads on the local NAS readily run with resolutions up to 24bit/192kHz or quad-rate DSD (11.2MHz). While a LAN cable is always recommended for the very highest data rates, wireless access to the SC-LX 501 is convenient and stable thanks to integrated dual-band WiFi. Those who get a taste for streaming thanks to the SC-LX 501 will soon be able to integrate it into a building-wide multi-room network as well since it is FireConnect ready. The features of the SC-LX 501 on the home cinema side are just as comprehensive: decoders for the Dolby Atmos and DTS:X object-based sound formats, 4K image processing including 4K scaling of normal HD material, MCACC calibration system with Reflex Optimizer and the redesigned, high-resolution GUI make the 501 a universal, user-friendly multimedia centre that is fit for the future.

The SC-LX501 featuring 7.2-ch Direct Energy HD amplifier is fully-equipped for the latest multi-dimensional

surround sound formats, DTS:X™ and Dolby Atmos®, featuring the Reflex Optimizer for Dolby enabled speakers.

With Ultra HD (4K/60p/4:4:4) upscaling/passthrough and HDR/BT.2020 standards ready, images are ever more

impressive. In addition to internet radio and various network streaming services, with Chromecast built-in you

can use your mobile device to stream your favourite music to your receiver. The multizone feature supports

powered ZONE 2 output.


› Channels: 7

› Amplification Type: Class D (Direct Energy HD)

› 560 W Multi-ch Simultaneous Drive (8 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1.0 %)

› 220 W/ch (4 ohms, 1 kHz, 1ch Driven IEC)

› 180 W/ch (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 1ch Driven IEC)

Construction Design

› Fan-less Cooler Design

› Anti-Standing Wave Insulator

Audio Features

› Dolby Atmos®/Dolby Surround

› DTS:X*1/DTS Neural:X*1

› Reflex Optimizer

› Dolby® TrueHD/Dolby Digital Plus

› DTS-HD Master Audio/DTS-HD High Resolution Audio/DTS

96/24/DTS-ES/DTS-HD Express

› DSD Direct Playback via Network/USB (11.2, 5.6, 2.8 MHz/2ch)

› DSD Disc (SACD) Playback via HDMI (2.8 MHz/5.1ch, 2ch)

› Digital Core Engine with Cirrus Logic (Quad Core) x1

› 384 kHz/32-bit DAC (AK4458)

› HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)

› MCACC Auto Room Tuning

Phase Control

Subwoofer EQ (4 Band)

› Advanced Sound Retriever (2ch)

› Advanced Surround Modes

Classical, Unplugged, Entertainment Show, Drama,

Advanced Game, Action, Rock/Pop, Sports, Extended Stereo,

Extended Mono, Front Stage Surround, Auto Surround

Video Features

› Ultra HD Pass-through with HDCP 2.2 (4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit,

4K/24p/4:4:4/36-bit, 4K/60p/4:2:0/36-bit)

› HDR and BT.2020 Support

› Ultra HD Upscaling (1080p 4K)

› 3D Ready (Blu-ray Disc™, Broadcast, and Games)

› Deep Colour (36-bit), “x.v.Colour”

Home Network Features

› FireConnect™*1 for Multi-room Audio

› Chromecast built-in*1*2

› Apple AirPlay Certified

› Spotify® Digital Music-Streaming Service Ready*3

› Internet Radio with TuneIn

› TIDAL Music Streaming Service Ready*1

› Deezer*1*4

› Hi-Res Audio File Playback via USB/Network

Up to 192 kHz/24-bit ALAC, AIFF, FLAC, WAV

11.2/5.6/2.8 MHz DSD Playback

Dolby® TrueHD Playback (USB only)

Convenience Features

› Built-in Wi-Fi

® (Dual Band 5 GHz/2.4 GHz)

› Built-in Bluetooth® Wireless Technology (Version: 4.1, Profile: A2DP/


› iControlAV5 Remote Control App Ready (iOS/Android™)*5

› New GUI with System/Network Setup Menu

› Auto Power Off in HDMI Standby Through

› AM/FM Tuner 40 Presets

› Sleep Timer

› User-Friendly Simple Remote Control

Front Terminals

› HDMI 1 In

› USB 1 In for USB Drive

› MCACC Setup MIC In

› Phones 1 Out

Rear Terminals

› HDMI 6 In (4 Assignable)

› HDMI 2 Out (1 for MAIN, 1 for SUB)

› Ethernet 1 In

› AV (Component) 1 In (Assignable)

› AV (Composite) 2 In (Assignable)

› Audio 1 In (Assignable)

› Phono (MM) 1 In

› Digital Coaxial 1 In (Assignable)

› Digital Optical 2 In (Assignable)

› Subwoofer 2 Pre Out

› Zone 2 Pre/Line Out

› Speaker 9 ch Out (FRONT, CENTER,



› IR 1 In/1 Out

› 12 V Trigger 2 Out/RS-232C

› FM/AM Antenna


› Power Requirements:

AC 220-230 V, 50/60 Hz

› Power Consumption/Standby:

250 W/0.2 W

› Dimensions (W x H x D):

435 x 185 x 395 mm

› Weight: 12 kg

7.2-ch Direct Energy HD Network AV Receiver


 Available with future firmware update *2

 Chromecast-enabled apps required *3

 For service availability in your country, check


 For service availability in your country, check *5

 Available for free download from the App Store/the Google Play™



Multi-Dimensional Excitement with Dolby Atmos®

The SC-LX501 is compatible with 5.2.2ch configuration of

the latest cinema sound platform, Dolby Atmos®. You can

reproduce object-oriented sound in smooth, curving

movements, or the realistic three-dimensional movement

overhead by the top speakers.

DTS:X™ Ready

DTS:X is the next-generation audio codec from DTS

that leverages object-based audio to enable new

immersive and interactive audio experiences. Since

DTS:X can automatically adapt the audio to the existing channels and

speaker system, no specific speaker layout is required. Experience an

immersive soundscape with incredibly rich and life-like audio.

* DTS:X will be available with future firmware update.

Chromecast built-in

The SC-LX501 comes with Chromecast built-in,

so you can use your mobile device to stream

your favourite music, radio, or podcasts to

your speaker. You can control the audio from

anywhere in the house using Chromecast-enabled apps running on

your personal device—iPhone, iPad, Android phone and tablet, Mac

and Windows laptop, and Chromebook™. Discover Chromecastenabled

apps at

* Chromecast buillt-in will be available with future firmware update.

Ultra HD (4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit) Upscaling/Pass-Through

with HDCP 2.2

The feature lets you take advantage of the highestquality

video source for viewing on a 4K TV. With support

for HDCP 2.2, you can enjoy premium content such as

4K videos with digital copy protection on a compatible

display. What’s more, the SC-LX501 is ready for the HDR

(High Dynamic Range) and BT.2020 next generation video standards.

* Supports up to 4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit with HDCP 2.2 on HDMI IN 1/2/3 and HDMI

OUT 1/2.

MCACC Auto Room Tuning

Create the optimum acoustic environment with Pioneer’s

MCACC (Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration System),

developed with the expertise of professional recording

studios. With the custom microphone, the system automatically

compensates for differences in speaker size, level and distance, and

equalises response.

Synchronised Sound with Phase Control

As an innovative solution for the phase lag between the

subwoofer and the main channel speakers caused by the network

filter, Phase Control compensates the delayed bass to improve

sound synchronisation.

Reflex Optimizer

High directivity sound reflects off the ceiling,

while low directivity sound directly reaches

the ears. This difference causes a phase shift,

making the sound feel uncomfortable. To

solve this, the new technology optimizes the

performance of your up-firing elevation speakers

for your listening environment, by aligning the

phase of direct and indirect sound, matching the

basic tone, and optimizing the upward-oriented

frequencies. The result is overall seamless sound with Dolby enabled

speakers, allowing the ideal reproduction of three-dimensional surround


Multi-room Audio Offers a Variety of Ways to Enjoy Music

FireConnect™ mirrors network audio and external analogue sources

connected to the master component—from streaming services to vinyl

records—on FireConnect™-compatible speakers in other rooms. Music

selection, speaker grouping, and playback management across the home

are built into Pioneer Remote App for iOS and Android.

* FireConnect™ is enabled with a firmware update. Sharing of audio from external

inputs depends on the model and is enabled with a future firmware update.

Sampling rates of 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz are supported. FireConnect is a technology

based on Blackfire provided by Blackfire Research Corp., USA.

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Pioneer SC-LX 501

  • Brand: Pioneer
  • Product Code: Pioneer SC-LX 501
  • Availability: In Stock
  • R29,990.00

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