Pioneer Home Entertainment U.S.A. has released three new nine-channel Elite AV receivers: the 850-Watt SC-99 ($2,500), 810-Watt SC-97 ($2,000) and 760-Watt SC-95 ($1,600). They're Dolby Atmos-enabled and compatible with DTS:X.
All three feature Class D3 amplifiers, MCACC Pro automatic acoustic correction technology, dual subwoofer EQ correction, and full-band phase control. The Elite SC-99 and SC-97 have been certified at London’s AIR Studios.
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Low ESR custom capacitors, PLU MU capacitors created in conjunction with Rubicon Corp and the NJM4585 Op Amp by JRC all combine to create a high signal to noise ratio with low distortion and high resolution across a wide bandwidth.
The employment of two SABRE32 Ultra DAC (ES9016S) units from ESS Technology produce world-class dynamic range, low jitter and low distortion ensuring the capabilities of the Class D3 amplifier are utilized to their fullest extent.
A thorough commitment to sound-quality measures even in the smallest details via the use of a new Anti-Standing Wave Insulators that are designed to inhibit not only vibration but standing wave occurring in the insulators. The employment of a Low Leakage Flux Power Transformer in the SC-99 reduces magnetic flux noise and boosts the signal-to-noise ratios.
Each AV receiver supports 4K/60P/4:4:4/24-bit video signals, with HDCP 2.2 copyright protection and the latest High Dynamic Range (HDR) signals for connecting with the latest 4K Ultra HD displays and sources. Super Resolution, a 4K Ultra HD technology derived from the development of the Elite BDP-88FD/85FD, has been incorporated into these AV Receivers, and allows 4K video signals to be even more detailed, natural and realistic.
All 2015 Elite models offer built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless technology and are equipped with dual antennas that provide Dual Band Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) for greater network range and connection stability. Elite models support Wireless Direct and even in an environment without a network can be operated using the free iControlAV5 control app.