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Pioneer SC-LX87 K

Pioneer SC-LX87 K
alaScore 92

18 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of Pioneer SC-LX87 K. 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. People are impressed by the size. The design also gets good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the price, and some have doubts about the usability.

reliability, design, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Pioneer SC-LX87 K is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Pioneer SC-LX87 K from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on People really like the size. The price also gets good feedback, but many are negative about the reliability.

usability, price, size


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2015

hcc recommended

Expert review by: Ed Selley (

Pioneer SC-LX87 review


Pioneer's range of AV receivers caters to budgets from the extremely frugal to the decidedly lavish. If you feel that you sit in the latter category, you will need to look at the top of the pile and the SC-LX87. And, although this flagship might not be...

Powerful, controlled and refined sound; solid build; excellent connectivity and control app; 11.2-channel pre-out

Complex network setup; poor remote and slightly obtuse menu interface; sound may be too smooth for some

Feb, 2014

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Danny Phillips (

Pioneer SC-LX87


A jaw-dropping AV receiver and must buy for any self-respecting AV buff

Outstanding sound quality ; Extensive features ; Stunning build quality and design


Completing the line-up is a USB port for the supplied wireless LAN adapter and a port for the asynchronous USB-DAC, which lets you directly connect a PC or Mac and play high-resolution music up to 192kHz/32-bit. It’s unique to this receiver and clear...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: (

Pioneer SC-LX87


Pioneer strikes gold again. The SC-LX87 is a stunning AV amp with extraordinary in performance and features. You must listen to this.

Remarkable precision and agility ; Bags of detail ; Crystalline clarity ; More connections and streaming options than you’ll ever need

Nothing of note

We love the Pioneer SC-LX87. It’s a multi-talented powerhouse with nearly everything we could ask for.

Expert review by: AVForums (

Pioneer SC-LX87-K


Excellent sound quality, Plenty of power, Comprehensive connections, Full set of 11.2 pre-outs, Impressive video processing, Attractive design, Solid build quality, Flexible setup and configuration, Superb remote app

Menus are very dated, Setup less than intuitive, Limited internet functionality, Poor remote control

Pioneer's SC-LX87 flagship AV receiver is very similar to last year's model but that's no bad thing as the LX86 was a great surround amplifier. The new model beefs up the amplification sightly and despite the tendency of all the manufacturers to...

May, 2014

Product Specifications


AirPlay: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes


Ethernet: Yes
iPod Control:Direct Control
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

General Features

3D: Yes
4K Passthrough / Upscaling:4K Upscaling
Loudspeakers: No


Dolby / DTS:Dolby True HD / DTS HD