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Pioneer SC-LX87 K

Pioneer SC-LX87 K
alaScore 91

20 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Pioneer SC-LX87 K. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size. The design is also mentioned favorably. The price and usability get mixed opinions.

reliability, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Pioneer SC-LX87 K is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = 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 products in the same category on People really like the size. The price is also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the reliability.

usability, price, size


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

Dec, 2018

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 (

Pioneer SC-LX87-S A/V Receiver overview



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

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


4Ω speaker support:Y
Audio A/D Converter (ADC):24-bit/192kHz
Audio D/A Converter (DAC):32-bit/192kHz
Audio output channels:9.2
Output impedance:6
Power output per channel (1KHz@6 Ohm):220
Power output per channel (20-20KHz@8 Ohm):220
Pre-out connectivity: Yes
Speaker selector:A+B


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220-230
Power consumption (standby):0.1
Power consumption (typical):370


Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:3
Composite video in:4
Digital audio coaxial in:2
Digital audio optical in:2
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI in:9
Remote (IR) input:2
USB ports quantity:2


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Optical Drive

Optical drive included: No


Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:2
Composite video out:2
Digital audio optical out:1
HDMI out:3
Headphone outputs:1
Number of HDMI outputs:3
Remote (IR) output:1

Packaging Content

Manual: Yes
User guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220-230
Power consumption (standby):0.1
Power consumption (typical):370


AM band range:530 - 1710
FM band:87.50 - 108.50
FM band range:87.50 - 108.50
Internet radio: Yes
Internet radio services supported:vTuner
Preset stations quantity:63
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Supported bands:AM, FM
Supported radio bands:AM,FM


Card reader: No

Technical Details

AirPlay: Yes
Apple docking compatibility: No
Audio decoders:Dolby TrueHD,DTS-HD,DTS-HD Master Audio
Audio Return Channel (ARC): Yes
Bi-amping: Yes
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, DTS-HD Master Audio
Color of product:Black / Silver
Deep color support:Y
Deep colour support: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
HDMI version:1.4b
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y
Multi-Zone capability: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
RS-232 interface: Yes
x.v.Color support: Yes


3D compatibility: Yes
Video upscaling: Yes

Weight & Dimensions