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The Pioneer Elite SC-07 ($2200) is a high-end 7.1 channel a/v receiver, announced on May 7th, 2008 and released later in August.

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Pros

Burr Brown Sampling Rate Converter (SRC) upscales audio to 192 kHz, 24-bit

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Class D power amplifier (allows for a light build, cool and efficient operation)

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Dual HDMI video output

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Decodes Dolby TrueHD and dts HD-MA

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Great sound quality in all modes. Looks great. Speakers come alive.

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zone 2 HD video capabilities

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easy on the eyes - attractive styling with very little branding, feature clutter

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THX Ultra 2-certified

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powerful - 110W per channel (continuous)

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scaling/processing not applying to HDMI inputs assures quality of high end sources signal

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MCACC auto-calibration uses a microphone to adjust output timing, ensures each speaker is in phase

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affordable considering the amplification technology

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scales video up to 1080p

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Does HDMI Connect with other devices that has the capability

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7.1 channel design

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Dedicated iPod USB connection and navigation with remote

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Cons

No HD Radio!

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expensive

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video scaling/processing doesn't apply to HDMI inputs

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iPod USB connection is inside the front cover

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Lacks HDMI video scaling. Remote confusing and cheap feeling.

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remote doesn't match the quality/functionality of the receiver

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The Pioneer Elite SC-07 ($2200) is a high-end 7.1 channel a/v receiver, announced on May 7th, 2008 and released later in August. Also available is the step-down 5.1 channel mode model, the Pioneer Elite SC-05, more affordable Pioneer Elite VSX-01TXH ($750) and the Pioneer Elite VSX-03TXH ($1000). The SC-07 and SC-05 join the previously released $7000 Pioneer Elite SC-09TX flagship as part of the high-end receivers codenamed "Susano", that feature a Class D amplifier developed with ICEpower technology for high-efficiency power output with little heat generation. All the new receivers support decoding of high-definition audio formats including Dolby TrueHD and dts HD-MA, and include a Farodja video scaling chipset that will upscale video sources up-to 1080p on the HDMI output. Unique features found on the SC-07 not found on the SC-05 are 1) Burr Brown Sampling Rate Converter (SRC) upscales audio to 192 kHz, 24-bit resolution, and 2) Dual HDMI video output and second zone component video output for zone 2 HD video capabilities.

Features
  • 7.1 channel surround receiver
  • Class D power amplifier with ICEpower technology
  • 140 watts per channel, min., at 8 ohms, from 20 Hz to 20 000 Hz
  • THX Ultra2 Certified
  • Decodes Dolby TrueHD and dts HD-MA
  • Codename "Susano"
  • Upscales video sources to 1080p with Faroudja video chipset
  • Dual HDMI video output and second zone component video output for zone 2 HD video capabilities
  • Burr Brown Sampling Rate Converter (SRC) upscales audio to 192 kHz, 24-bit resolution
  • release date: August 2008
  • price: $2200
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