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.
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.
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.