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Additionally, it can upscale lower resolution video signals for 4K Ultra HD when used with the latest 4K displays.


Multi-zone capabilities All new receivers offer simultaneous entertainment in Pioneer SC-LX87-K AV Receiver zones — including a HDZone with a dedicated HDMI output to an additional room. It analyses your sources in real time, adjusting power consumption accordingly to meet your needs, or you can choose the power-saving settings that are right for you. You can control ECO Mode using the receiver's front panel or the included remote control.

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There are speaker terminals for the 9-channels of built in amplification, along with 7. There are also aerial sockets for the built-in tuners, IR connectors, 12V triggers and an RS connector for serial control.

The provided remote control is made of Pioneer SC-LX87-K AV Receiver plastic and feels somewhat dated and unintuitive to use. There are controls for input selection and volume, along with audio and video parameters, the home menu and other features. Although the remote does have a back light, the buttons are quite small which means we still found it fiddly and difficult use in a darkened room. Menus The menu system uses Pioneer's standard layout with dedicated screens for each function, along with an onscreen display that shows the current status. The OSD also allows you to change the audio and video parameters on-the-fly.

We found the user Pioneer SC-LX87-K AV Receiver to be very outdated and sometimes rather confusing to use. The third sub-menu is Data Management, which enables you to store up to six MCACC presets, allowing you to calibrate your system for different listening positions or frequency adjustments for the same listening position.

Pioneer SC-LX87 review

The fourth sub-menu is Setup and this includes manual speaker setup and input setup, along with a choice of OSD Languages. Finally, Other Setup allows you to customise other settings such as auto power down, volume, software updates and multiple Pioneer SC-LX87-K AV Receiver, whilst MHL Setup changes the settings related to MHL. The fifth sub-menu is Network Information which provides data on your network connection and the final sub-menu is Operation Mode Setup which is designed to help those users who find it difficult to master all the different functions and settings. In this sub-menu you have a choice Expert, where users can set all the functions by themselves and Basic, where only certain basic settings can be operated.

Pioneer SC-LX87 AV Receiver Review

However, Pioneer might want to consider making the setup easier and more intuitive. The menu system is decidedly outdated and setup is sometimes less than intuitive. Set Up In terms of the rest of the setup, it's initially Pioneer SC-LX87-K AV Receiver straightforward, with the LX87 having plenty of HDMI inputs to connect your sources to and a host of legacy connections if needed. It's a simple task to wire up the speakers and the LX87 is quite flexible in terms of speaker configuration, although despite the In terms of the networking features, if you connect using an Ethernet cable, the process is fairly routine but things were slightly more difficult with the provided wireless adapter. Initially we really struggled to get the WiFi adapter to connect to our network and this was frustrating, if only because we're used to things just working in this day and age.

The provided setup information for the wireless adapter was lengthy and rather baffling but thankfully I managed to get more detailed instructions from Pioneer that made the process slightly easier.

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However it was still a long way from being plug-n-play and the Pioneer SC-LX87-K AV Receiver user interface is as outdated as the rest of the menu system. If Pioneer wants to add more internet and network functionality, they need to make the process easier and more intuitive.

It's a simple Pioneer SC-LX87-K AV Receiver to wire up the speakers and the LX87 uses Pioneer's proprietary Advanced MCACC system which includes a custom microphone for automated setup and acoustic calibration. We chose to perform a Full Auto MCACC setup and calibration, taking advantage of the full eight measurement points to improve the accuracy and using different heights to achieve a better average.


Once you have completed the auto calibration process, the second sub-menu MCACC Data Check allows you to confirm the calibrated settings on the LX87 in detail through a series of menu screens. Here you can take a look at the Pioneer SC-LX87-K AV Receiver settings, the channel levels and the speaker distance.

Pioneer SC-LX87-K AV Receiver There's also a standing wave screen which shows the low frequency response of the room graphically, along with the equaliser settings used for the main frequencies and the group delay, which shows the delay in milliseconds for each speaker both before and after calibration. In fact, you can close your eyes and still not be in the dark about just what is going on around you. Is that the sound of someone getting shot? The Pioneer is more than willing to shift down a few gears. Speech, as with everything Pioneer SC-LX87-K AV Receiver, is delivered with precision.

Pioneer Pioneer SC-LX87 Product overview What Hi-Fi?

Words are enunciated clearly, never glossing over even the subtlest inflection. Here you get an even-handed approach to the frequency range. The bass is taut and judged well enough not to be imposing. Treble is prominent, but rounded just enough to avoid sharpness. Pioneer SC-LX87-K AV Receiver 7, - The SC-LX87 is a stunning AV amp with extraordinary in performance and features. There are plenty of budget AV receivers on the market, but £ gets you a boost in power.

Manufacturer Part Number, SC-LXK. Product Model, SC-LXK. Manufacturer Website Address, Brand Name, Pioneer. Product Type, A/V Receiver. Manufacturer, Onkyo.

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