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Pioneer SC-LX85

Pioneer SC-LX85
alaScore 88

52 reviews

Aug, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews of Pioneer SC-LX85. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, 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 SC-LX85 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Steve May (homecinemachoice.com)

Pioneer SC-LX85 review

 

The SC-LX85 is the latest in a lauded line of high-performance AV receivers from Pioneer. It's ostensibly a replacement for the award-winning SC-LX83, which implies a casual revamp, but it arrives casting a longer, more regal shadow. This is a...

Powerful, precise multichannel sound; excellent LAN music streaming; AirPlay; THX Ultra2 Plus post-processing

Clunky Wi-Fi adaptor; media support from USB not as comprehensive as across a network

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Stephen Dawson (cnet.com.au)

Pioneer SC-LX85 AV Receiver

 

For core functionality, the Pioneer SC-LX85 is a powerful, effective brute of a receiver.

Plenty of raw power ; Excellent audio performance ; Excellent video performance ; Brilliant iOS/Android control app

Rather expensive ; Disjointed control functions ; No fast list-navigation function

If it could navigate through lists of content in a reasonably effective way and provide FLAC over USB, it would also be among the best for new media.

Jan, 2012

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Expert review by: Steve May (reghardware.co.uk)

Pioneer SC-LX85 9.2 AV receiver with AirPlay

 

Review The Pioneer SC-LX85 is AV receiver royalty. It lords it over the rest of the brand's home cinema range, resplendent in the latest audio visual finery. Priced at £2K, this is red carpet home cinema.

Beautifully engineered and lavishly equipped, Pioneer’s SC-LX85 is a lust-worthy new member of the AV elite. I suspect niceties such as AirPlay and network streaming will have long time enthusiasts pondering an upgrade, while it’s audio performance...

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Paul (reevoo.com)

Pioneer SCLX85

 

An absolute brilliant sounding receiver with many features, terrific clarity, lots of power whilst retaining the quality of surround sound. Fully recommended

You need to take the time to read the instructions fully and can get a little complicated first time around. Should have the optional Bluetooth as standard for such a high spec of equipment

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Paul (reevoo.com)

Pioneer SCLX85

 

An absolute brilliant sounding receiver with many features, terrific clarity, lots of power whilst retaining the quality of surround sound. Fully recommended..

You need to take the time to read the instructions fully and can get a little complicated first time around. Should have the optional Bluetooth as standard for such a high spec of equipment.

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Richard (reevoo.com)

Pioneer SCLX85

 

Excellent sound and vision quality, packed full of features, solid build quality and mighty powerful! Once this receiver is set up, it is a joy to use, well worth the money I paid for it

Instruction manual is very in depth and a little disjointed, you will need a day really to read through this in detail and go through the set up, if like me you have upgraded from a plug and play off the shelf system ; Other than that, brilliant piece...

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Richard (reevoo.com)

Pioneer SCLX85

 

Excellent sound and vision quality, packed full of features, solid build quality and mighty powerful! Once this receiver is set up, it is a joy to use, well worth the money I paid for it.

Instruction manual is very in depth and a little disjointed, you will need a day really to read through this in detail and go through the set up, if like me you have upgraded from a plug and play off the shelf system. Other than that, brilliant piece...

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Pariel (reevoo.com)

Pioneer SCLX85

 

sound; image quality;

setting

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Pariel (reevoo.com)

Pioneer SCLX85

 

sound; image quality

setting

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Richard (reevoo.com)

Pioneer SCLX85

 

Love the design, all of the features, power, ease of use. Over all another fantastic pioneer product in my opion

Would of like to have included with the item the wireless bluetooth device

May, 2012

Product Specifications

Configuration

AirPlay: Yes
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DIGITAL RADIO: No
DLNA certified: No
Multiroom: No

Connectivity

Ethernet: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
iPod Control:Direct Control
Phono Input: No
UPnP: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
W-LAN Connection: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
YUV Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Loudspeakers: No

Sound

Dolby / DTS:Dolby True HD / DTS HD
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