Home Entertainment

Pioneer & THX

Pioneer Electronics was the first manufacturer to introduce a THX Certified Blu-Ray player (BDP-09FD) back in 2008. Its design philosophy was simple – to be the best DVD, CD and Blu-Ray player available for purchase. Today, Pioneer offers multiple THX Certified Audio/Video Receivers (AVRs) which represent top performance in their class. Regardless of room size and connection needs, Pioneer is certain to make a THX Certified AVR that will impress even the most discerning audiophile.

Product Spotlight: Pioneer Elite SC-79

The Elite SC-79 is the flagship of Pioneer’s AVR lineup. It offers THX Ultra2 Plus certification reserved exclusively for high power devices. The SC-79 is also the industry’s first AV receiver to utilize the HDBaseT standard for single cable multi-zone connectivity enabling delivery of HD audio and video content via a single cat5e/6 cable. HDBaseT combined with 4K UHD upscaling and a host of wireless connectivity options make the SC-79 an extremely capable receiver designed for even the most complex home theater applications.

THX Ultra2 Plus Certified Pioneer Elite SC-79 AVR

  • THX Ultra2 Plus Certified – recreates the cinematic experience with dynamic reference level sound in large home theaters up to 3,000 cubic feet in size and a viewing distance of at least 12 feet
  • THX Tested – 2,000 THX bench tests ensure reference level performance with minimal distortion
  • THX Loudness Plus – automatically rebalances audio levels to deliver a more accurate listening experience at volumes below reference level
  • Audiophile grade low leakage flux power transformer
  • SABRE 32-bit DAC for 9.2 channels of audio

Click here to learn more about Pioneer’s new lineup of THX Certified Elite AVRs.


THX Select2 Plus Certified Pioneer SC-1523 AVR

Pioneer SC-1523-K

The Pioneer SC-1523-K is a THX Select2 Plus Certified AVR that offers superb performance and a host of connectivity and networking features. The SC-1523-K is the only Pioneer THX Certified AVR that is not a part of Pioneer’s Elite line. It does however employ many of the technologies found in the Elite line, such as Pioneers class D3 amplifier technology and 32-bit audio processing, making it a competitive candidate amongst high quality AVRs.

  • THX Select2 Plus Certified – recreates the cinematic experience with dynamic reference level sound in home theaters up to 2,000 cubic feet in size and a viewing distance of approximately 10-12 feet
  • THX Tested – 2,000 THX bench tests ensure reference level performance with minimal distortion
  • THX Loudness Plus – automatically rebalances audio levels to deliver a more accurate listening experience at volumes below reference level
  • Video Processing – a Marvell® Qdeo™ Scaler with 3D capabilities and 4K pass-through
  • Audio Processing – 32-bit DAC for supreme audio processing

Click here to learn more about Pioneer’s new THX Certified SC-1523-K AVR.