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Pioneer Elite SC-05

Pioneer Elite SC-05
alaScore 78

54 reviews

Oct, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 reviews of Pioneer Elite SC-05. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

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 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 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

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pioneer SC-05 Elite AV network 7.1-Channel A/V ReceiverPioneer SC-05 Elite AV network 7.1-Channel A/V Receiver

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: (

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...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: (

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...

Nov, 2008

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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Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: Manny (

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

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: (

Cleanest sound that I ever heard


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

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: Parker Clack (

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


Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: (

super in every way


Accurate Controls, Clean Sound, Good Power

May, 2009

Consumer review by: bike man (

super in every way


used with hdmi cables

Accurate Controls, Clean Sound, Good Power

May, 2009

Consumer review by: thenrel (



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...



Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: rock27 (

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


Feb, 2009

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