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Pioneer SC-LX86

Pioneer SC-LX86
alaScore 89

16 reviews

Mar, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Pioneer SC-LX86. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 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.

Review analysis

(Based on 16 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User 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,

Sometimes, if money isn’t an issue, what you want with your AV receiver is simple authority. And it would be hard to find a more authoritative member of the breed than the Pioneer SC-LX86. This is a full nine-channel unit, fitted with Class D...

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