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Pioneer Elite SC-05

Pioneer Elite SC-05
alaScore 77

50 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Pioneer Elite SC-05 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of Pioneer Elite SC-05 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on

87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pioneer Elite SC-05 - AV network receiver - 7.1 channelPioneer SC-05 Elite AV network 7.1-Channel A/V ReceiverPioneer SC05 Elite 7.1-Channel A/V Receiver with THX Select2 Plus

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Pioneer Elite SC-05 Receiver Reviewed


This good looking receiver has many features not found on other similarly priced models including THX Select2 Plus certification, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby True HD decoding, Internet Radio and XM Sirius satellite radio. It also features Pioneer's...

The SC-05 has a great feature set for the money, with lots of extras you won't find on similarly-priced units ; This receiver really shines in the audio arena. Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio tracks are detailed, dynamic and immersive, enhancing...

The remote control's looks are lackluster compared with the SC-05's chassis ; HDMI inputs do not benefit from the Faroudja processing ; There is no HD Radio support on the SC-05

This receiver is worth its weight in gold and, at 40 pounds, that's a lot of value. It's first and foremost a master at surround sound audio, making quick work of Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio surround tracks. Video is also very detailed and...

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Pioneer Elite SC-05 A/V Receiver


Despite my falling fortunes, I'm always on the lookout for a good bargain, especially in home-theater components. One of the many benefits of being an equipment reviewer—besides the huge paycheck (hint hint, Scott!)—is the privilege of auditioning a...


Expert review by: Pioneer Elite SC-05 A/V Receiver


If you're like me, you've seen your net worth take a significant hit in 2008. Not only has my house's value dropped nearly 30 percent, but my retirement fund dropped that much the first week of October! Consequently, I don't feel as wealthy as I did in...

Home Media Gallery, 4 HDMI inputs, Clean, dynamic amplifiers, Excellent two-channel performance, Decodes Dolby TrueHD & DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks, Internet radio

No HD radio, No video processing of HDMI inputs, No video processing of 1080i/720p component signals

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Cleanest sound that I ever heard


Accurate Controls, Clean Sound, Durable, Easy To Set Up, Good Power

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Cleanest sound that I ever heard


Pioneer Elite series is true to it's reputation is one of the best in the Receivers industry. I am amazed by the versatility of the system, and I am recommending this series to all my friends.

Accurate Controls, Clean Sound, Durable, Easy To Set Up, Good Power

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Pioneer SC-05 7.1 Receiver


I have had this receiver in my home for a few weeks now and I have nothing but good things to say about it. With its 130w RMS x 7 Analog Class D amps, 4 HDMI inputs, THX Select 2 Plus rating and Advanced MCACC 9 Band EQ Room Calibration it gives it...

130w RMS x 7, ICEpower® Analog Class D Amplification, AIR Studios™ Monitor and THX® Select2 Plus Certified, along with Dolby® TrueHD, Dolby Digital


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super in every way


Accurate Controls, Clean Sound, Good Power

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super in every way


used with hdmi cables

Accurate Controls, Clean Sound, Good Power

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ON ITS HIGH WITH PIONEER ELITE SC-05 AV NETWORK RECEIVER This is the receiver with Dolby digital, Dts, THX decorder encoded with channel features all center sounds of the cinema hall actors voices,swaying sound of a sword,key charmings,door...



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A great pleasure


Pioneer Elite SC-05 AV network receiver is really nice electronic device. When I used it I feeled a uniqe exeperience seeing and hearing like never before in the Pioneer Elite SC-05 A/V Receiver with a newly redesigned Direct Energy HD 7.1 Channel...

Great sound channel support



Product Specifications

High definition multi-channel sound is here with the Pioneer Elite SC-05. With the newly designed Direct Energy HD 7.1 channel amplifier, surround sound has evolved from re-creation to reality. Completely re-engineered for high definition world, Pioneer Elite receivers take full command of your high definition home theater. Supported by Pioneer's legacy sound-tuning technology, the SC-05 was designed from the ground up to produce a 3-dimensional aural experience unlike any other. Transporting you to an entirely world of home entertainment, the SC-05 offers a listening experience that takes you to a whole level of high-resolution, multi-channel surround sound. Surrender your heart to one of the first Pioneer Elite models crafted with ICEpower Analog Class D Amplification technology. When paired with an Elite BDP-05FD Blu-ray Disc player, enjoy the benefits of PQLS Jitter-free audio for CD playback. Prepare yourself for a graphical user interface (GUI), On-Screen display and Home Media Gallery with photo viewing capability.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Digital Surround EX / Dolby Pro Logic IIx / Dolby TrueHD / DTS 96/24 / DTS decoder / DTS Neo:6 / DTS-ES decoder / DTS-HD decoder / DTS-HD High Resolution / DTS-HD Master Audio / THX Select 2
Functions (KA):AV receiver / Digital player / Network audio player
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV components
Surround Sound Effects:Neural Surround
Surround System Class:7.1 channel
Type:AV network receiver


Headphone Jack: Yes
Optical Digital Input: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Band Qty:9 bands


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Pioneer Elite


Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty