Pioneer Elite SC-LX704 Review and Specs

Pioneer Elite SC-LX704In 2019 Pioneer Corporation presented its new network AV receiver: Pioneer SC-LX704 for those looking for a high-end home theater. Check out Pioneer Elite SC-LX704 specs as well as additional information in this Pioneer Elite SC-LX704 review.

Pioneer Elite SC-LX704 review

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Features

Pioneer SC-LX704 has the latest version of Class D Direct Energy HD amplifier that supports powerful simultaneous multi-channel amplification with 205 W x 9 channels (6 ohms). The Direct Energy HD amplifier controls all channels under the same conditions and is an ideal amplifier that clearly demonstrates Pioneer's “Multichannel Stereo Philosophy” and delivers incredible, immersive DTS IMAX sound. This philosophy has been fully adapted for audio processing. The Direct Energy HD amplifier allows the Pioneer SC-LX704 to play the latest surround sound formats, such as Dolby Atmos and DTS: X, which perfectly unleash the sound power of multi-channel speakers.

Design and build

The system provides 32 bit / 384 kHz digital-to-analog conversion on all channels, and, of course, support for 24-bit / 192 kHz audio in FLAC, WAV, AIFF and ALAC file formats, as well as DSD 2.8, 5.6 and 11.2 MHz. Pioneer SC-LX704 uses two 384 kHz / 32 high-quality ESS9026 DACs to equalize all signal processing from all channels from the very beginning.

Pioneer Elite SC-LX704

Connectivity

The Pioneer SC-LX704 has 7 HDMI / 3 inputs and supports Ultra HD pass-through with HDCP 2.3, 4K / 60 Hz, Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG (hybrid log gamut), WCG (wide color gamut), and Ultra HD scaling ( 1080p to 4K).

Setup

This model is also based on Pioneer advanced audio technology, which provides ease of installation and sound quality reference. After tuning, MCACC PRO (multi-channel acoustic calibration system) creates an ideal acoustic environment using a special microphone connected to the receiver, thanks to which the system automatically compensates for the difference in speaker size, level and distance, and also stabilizes the response, reducing the standing wave, and adjusts the source state by LFE phase alignment with other channels.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Because MCACC PRO is effective for speakers installed in high places, it creates an ideal surround sound field seamlessly connected from floor to ceiling
  • The product provides support for "simultaneous multi-channel amplification"

Cons

  • I find the remote very flimsy and cheap

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Common features

Product

Pioneer Elite SC-LX704

Model

Elite SC-LX704

Brand

Pioneer

Reviews

1

Amplifier

Channels

9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

135/8 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

8

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

ES9026PRO 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

MCACC

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Advanced Sound Retriever, Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

7/3

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.3

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

3

Coaxial digital input

2

Composite input

2

Component input/output

2/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

analog to HDMI

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB

Other additional features

has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3

Zone audio output

speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Pioneer Control App, FlareConnect

RS-232

1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

2

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

310

Standby consumption, W

0.2

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 18.5 x 44/17 x 7 x 17.3

Weight, kg/lbs

15.5/34.2
Pioneer Elite SC-LX704
Pioneer Elite SC-LX704

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