Pioneer SC-57 9.1 A/V Receiver



Introduction to the Pioneer SC-57 Receiver

I've reviewed a fair number of receivers, and owned a fair number of them myself as well. The unit that I was the most sad to part with was the Pioneer SC-27 a couple years ago. With its Class D amps, it was fast and powerful, but not harsh, and did better with music and soundtracks than anything else in the price range I had heard. When I saw the SC-57 at CEDIA, and Pioneer explained they had build the Class D modules themselves instead of using a modified ICEPower module, I had to hear what had change and pestered them until I had one in my theater room again.


  • Design: 9.1 A/V Receiver
  • Codecs: All, Including Dolby TrueHD anDTS-HD Master Audio
  • Power Output: 140 WPC x 9, @ 1 kHz, THD 0.08% @ 8 ohms FTC
  • Video Connections: HDMI 1.4a (6 rear in, 1 front in, 1 out), Component (3 in, 2 out), Composite (4 in, 4 out), No S-Video
  • Audio Connections: RCA Stereo (5 in, 3 out), Optical (3 in, 1 out), Coaxial Digital (2 in, 0 out), 7.1 Multichannel (1 in, 11.2 preout), iPod, Sirius Radio, Bluetooth (optional), Phono (MM compatible)
  • Other Connections: Ethernet (Internet Radio, Networked Audio Firmware), 12V triggers (2), USB, RS-232, IR (2 in, 1 out), Headphone Jack (6.3mm)
  • Dimensions: 7.3" H x 17.1" W x 17.4" D
  • Weight: 39 Pounds
  • Price: $2,100 USD
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