- Brand Name: Pioneer
- Model Number: SC0-7
- Item Display Weight: 18.75 pounds
Pioneer SC-07 - Elite AV Network Receiver - 7.1 Channel A/V Receiver
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- ICEPower® Class-D Amplifier
- PQLS with HDMI
- HDMI 1.3a - 4 In / 2 Output
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When you first turn on the receiver without any calibration, you can hear and feel the raw power. After the full automated calibration and some manual minor fine tunings, I couldn't be happier. The first thing you'll notice is the clean, powerful yet natural sound output the receiver has to offer. If you're not into manual calibration, let the receiver do the full auto calibration. That'll make a world of difference. All of the video components are connected via HDMI, so I can't really comment on the performance of the Faroudja upconverting chipset. Just like the former Elite receivers, SC-07 comes with ipod connection (a USB port instead of a cable this time around). The GUI is much easier to use compared to Denon receivers. I like the fact that the menus are straight forward enough to navigate through the settings easily without referring to the manual every single time.
Initially, I was going to wait for SC-27 to come out. Then again, the major difference between the two are color GUI with the ability to show the album art work on the ipod and a different upconverting chip. Personally, I don't care about the extra bells and whistles. Amazon (3rd party retailers) probably have the best pricing I've seen so far. I have no regrets and I'm looking forward to enjoying it for quite some time.
The features and sound quality of this receiver are nothing shy of amazing. My wife and I use the "home media gallery" feature on a weekly basis to listen to neural THX 80's music while we're cleaning the house. I just recently upgraded my speaker system to 7.1 from 5.1 and I'm absolutely amazed. (I was using the same old speakers I was using with my old 5.1 Onkyo receiver, and the improvment in clarity & detail was astonishing.... moving to a 7.1 setup is just as impressive.)
I have no idea how to explain how I feel every time I pop in a BluRay, Xbox 360 game, or watch a HD movie on cable.... After nearly a year, I still cannot belive I own this masterpiece. I still thank the ultimate sales guy in Colorado on a regular basis for convincing me to NOT settle for anything less. [ Mike, you're the man! ] (Almost as awesome as the folks at Pioneer for creating such a fine piece of A/V equipment.)
The seller was other than Amazon but proved to be worthy of operating under their cloak. They actually got the receiver to me early and packaged properly for handling by untrained gorillas.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The unit, described as 'very good' had multiple defects and was returned. All the money except $24.00 for the return, was refunded.Published 23 months ago by Heinz Gf Matuschka
Just wanted to let you know that this receiver got all the power to drive any speaker you might have, without breaking a sweat, BUT it's not the kind of sound you want for stereo... Read morePublished on February 6, 2011 by P. Paquette
This is my third piece of Pioneer Elite equipment - ties together my Kuro Plasma and Elite Blu-Ray player. Adding a complete 7. Read morePublished on September 9, 2009 by Roger T. Wright
i had the chance to buy this piece of equipment in the 1000$ when it was nearly 2000$ six monthes ago....
It is absolutly perfect and far better than over priced Denon . Read more
Always loved pioneer receivers...and the SC-07 has not let me down. Looked at various brands and came back to the SC-07 over and over again. Read morePublished on June 5, 2009 by C. Matuzewiski