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Pioneer SC-LX86

Pioneer SC-LX86
alaScore 89

21 reviews

Dec, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of Pioneer SC-LX86. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, 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-LX86 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 21 reviews)

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Expert review by: Home Cinema Choice (

Pioneer SC-LX86 review


Pioneer's top-flight AVR will easily cut the mustard as the beating heart of any high-end setup

Polished sound; user-friendly; asynchronous USB input; Stream Smoothing video function; awesome control app

No 11-channel output; fickle auto setup system; rather lean sound; lack of 4K scaling will annoy badge hunters

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: (

Pioneer SC-LX86


Best home cinema amplifier £1500+, Awards 2012. A multichannel powerhouse, the SC-LX86 sets a new benchmark at this pricepoint

Potent, dynamic sound ; focused effects steering ; agile bass ; aysynchronous USB ; great apps

Brighter balance requires careful partnering with speakers

As long as you take care with speaker matching, the Pioneer SC-LX86 will be hugely rewarding. Yes, it’s feature-packed, but the fact that it’s an engaging listen will keep you coming back for more. This machine’s a serious force in the world of home...

Expert review by: Stephen Dawson (

Pioneer SC-LX86


The Pioneer SC-LX86 reeks of quality, exercises complete authority over your loudspeakers, Read More


Consumer review by: Ricky (

Pioneer SC-LX86 9.2 Channel


Awesome sound with AV. 100 times more engulfing than a previous Marantz owned

I personally find it rubbish with stereo play back compared to my previous Marantz receiver which was surprising vey good

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: Gordon (

Pioneer SC-LX86 9.2 Channel


Performance; wifi and bluetooth capability; operable from smart phone, ipod and ipad

Complicated setup process; fiddly remote (tiny buttons) with no lcd display as on previous remotes

May, 2013

Consumer review by: domi (

Pioneer SC-LX86 9.2 Channel


Quality sound ; The iOS app ; Easy speakers settings

Too big (bulky) ; Too heavy ; Too complicated to set up HDMI video

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Stephen (

Pioneer SC-LX86 9.2 Channel


Style, ease of use and set up


Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Damian (

Pioneer SC-LX86 9.2 Channel


Superb SQ from super-efficient HQ D-Class amplification and 32-bit DAC ; Has good support as a network media player and external DAC

Not really a bad point, but the remote, with its multi-room support, can require some getting used to, before one can become totally proficient in using it

Oct, 2012

Product Specifications


AirPlay: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes


Ethernet: Yes
iPod Control:Direct Control
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Loudspeakers: No


Dolby / DTS: No