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Pioneer Elite SC-57 9.1 Channel A/V Receiver Details

The Pioneer SC-57 is king in the world of receivers. Its digital amplification otherwise known as a Class-D device rises to the occasion of new audio dimensions for multi-channel soundtracks currently available on Blu-ray® Disc. Most multi-channel receivers today have a comfort zone of analog Class-A/B amplifier, leaving little opportunity for further performance enhancements. Your home theater experience may not be at its full potential through conventional analog A/B amplification. Moreover, Pioneer actually puts the SC-57 in a category all its own: a Class-D³, for third generation of Class-D amplifiers.

With 140 watts per each of its 9 channel, this powerful amplifier can efficiently drive multiple channels simultaneously; bring you unmatched audio and video quality. The SC-57 minimizes distortion levels where most listening occurs. This receiver allows you to enjoy the full quality of all you’re A/V sources. It’s THX Ultra2 plus Certified meaning the receiver can decode every codec known to mankind while maintaining Pioneer’s signature sound. The SC-57 uses Marvell with Qdeo video processing while the setup and room correction is Pioneer’s proprietary MCACC. If the SC-57 lacks one thing, it’s the initial setup process – the manual is required to follow along, even if you may know what you are doing and the GUI and back-panel layout is just ok. It’s not as easy as some other electronic brands offer. Nonetheless, the SC-57

The reasonably compact AVR, at 39 pounds with a massive power transformer, should be able to effectively drive just about any loudspeaker you’re likely to mate it with. The high-definition formats, including Dolby TrueHD, allow you to feel completely immersed. The three-zone capabilities of the SC-57 offer unparalleled setup flexibility, such as 7.2 channels and the 2 extra channels in another zone with remote speakers. Or you can configure the 9 channels of amplification to reproduce surrounds for a total of 11 speaker connections and 2 subwoofers. You could be enjoying music in one room while the kids or friends are watching a Blu-ray® Disc in the other.

At its core, SC-57 is loaded with a whole lot of features. It’s AirPlay compatible to stream music directly from your iTunes library. DLNA Certified to pull MP3, WMA AAC and high-resolution FLAC and WAV files directly from your Windows-based PC to the receiver with your home network. Pioneer engineers incorporated Bluetooth to source music from BT-equipped devices. You can access many popular internet-based services with thousands of high-quality internet radio stations through vTuner™. Pioneer Air Jam App makes it easier than ever to create your own playlists and share with friends. The list goes on.

Pioneer’s new design with the SC-57 behaves more like a really good Class-A/B amp with a whole lot of everything-great sound at a very reasonable price. It also very well could be considered one of the most revolutionary receivers ever produced or one the industry has ever seen.


  • Class-D³ Amplification
  • THX Ultra2 plus Surround Certified
  • Air Studios Monitor Certification
  • Made for iPod®, iPhone®, iPad® Certified, Featuring AirPlay®
  • 3-Zone Multi-Room A/V
  • Multi-channel simultaneous drive capability total 810 W (8ohms, 1 Hz, THD 1%)
  • Front, center, surround, B-speaker or bi-amp speaker configuration
  • 10 mode speaker assignment
  • All the step-up features from Elite SC-55

Pioneer Elite SC-57 9.1 Channel A/V Receiver Specifications

Amplification and Build

  • 140 W x 9 (1 kHz, THD 0.08% @ 8 ohms FTC)
  • Multi Channel Simultaneous Drive Capability Total 810 W (8ohms, 1Hz, THD, 1%)
  • 8 & 6 Ohm Impedance Select
  • 3D Space Frame Construction
  • Aluminum Front Panel
  • Advanced Direct Construction
  • Trans. Stabilizer
  • Gold Pin Plug
  • Selected Skeleton Speaker Terminals


  • AIR Studios Monitor Certification
  • THXR Ultra 2 Plus
  • Dolby® True HD / Dolby Pro-Logic® IIz / Dolby Pro Logic® IIx / Dolby Digital EX / Dolby Digital Plus
  • DTS-HDR® Master Audio / DTS Neo:X - 9.1 Channel Surround / DTS@Neural Surround / DTS-ES
  • Digital Core Engine: Dual TI Aureus™
  • 192 kHz / 32-bit Digital to Analog Converter
  • 192 kHz / 24-bit Analog to Digital Converter
  • Pioneer Advanced MCACC Room Calibration
    • Precision Distance
    • 3D Time Axis Measurement
    • Polarity Check
    • Reverb Before and After Calibration Results (OSD and iPad®)
    • Standing Wave Control
  • Pioneer Sound Enhancements
    • Front, Center, Surround, B-Speaker Bi-Amp
    • 32-Bit High Bit
    • Full Band Phase Control (Symmetry/Front Align)
    • Phase Control Plus
    • Virtual Depth, Height and Surround Back
    • Optimum Surround - Auto Bass, Dialog, and Surround Balancing
    • Jitter Reduction
    • PQLS Bit-stream
    • Auto Sound Retriever (Multi)
    • Sound Retriever AIR / Sound Retriever Link
    • Front Wide Surround Movie & Music
    • Auto Level Control (Multi)
    • Advanced Surround (15 Mode DSP)
    • Front Stage Surround
    • Headphone Surround


  • Video Scaler: Marvell Qdeo up to 1080p/24fps
  • Advanced Video Adjust
  • Stream Smoother / Stream Smoother Link
  • Triple HD Noise Reduction
  • Pure Cinema
  • Video Conversion to HDMI
  • HDMI® Features
    • 3D Ready (Blu-ray Disc®, Broadcast and Game)
    • Audio Return Channel
    • HDMI 36-bit Deep Color
    • HDMI x.v.Color

Home Network

  • AirPlay®
  • DLNA Certified® (1.5)
  • Internet Radio with vTuner
  • PANDORA internet radio
  • Rhapsody® Music Service1
  • Sirius® Internet Radio1
  • Windows® 7 Certified
  • Home Media Gallery
  • FLAC 192 kHz / 24-bit Audio File Playback via Network
  • WAV 192 kHz / 24-bit Audio File Playback via Network


  • Made for iPod®, iPhone®, iPad®
    • Supported Apple Devices: 2nd gen Nano and above/ iPhone, 3G, 3Gs, 4, iPad and iPad2
    • Charges iPod, iPhone, and iPad
    • Combination USB / Composite Video Cable Supplied
    • iPod®, iPhone®, iPad® Stored and Streaming Audio & Video with Album & Cover Art
  • Memory Audio Playback (MP3/WMA/WAV)
  • Pioneer Air Jam App
    • Connects via Bluetooth® to Share Music and Create Playlists (With iPod touch, iPhone, iPad)
    • Free via the App StoreSM (Optional AS-BT200 Bluetooth Adapter Required
  • HDMI Inputs (7 In (6 Back, 1 Front) / 2 Out)
  • Front USB Input
    • USB Formats include: WAV, MP3, WMA, iPod Digital, JPEG
  • Ethernet Terminal
  • Wireless LAN Ready (Optional AS-WL300 Wireless LAN Converter Required)
  • Phono Input
  • Sirius XM Radio Ready2
  • 7.1 Channel Multi-Channel Input Terminals
  • Adapter Port (Optional AS-BT100 or AS-BT200 Bluetooth Adapter Required)
  • Component Video Inputs (3 In / 1 Out)
  • Digital Inputs (2 Coaxial, 3 Optical)
  • Analog A/V Inputs (4 A/V, 1 Audio)
  • 11.2 Assignable Pre-Outs for up to 9.1 Channel Playback
  • 10 Mode Speaker Assignment
  • Large Speaker Terminals (9 Channels Assignable)

Custom Control

  • Pioneer iControlAV2 App
    • A/V Receiver and Blu-ray Disc player control from iPod® Touch, iPhone®, iPad®, and Android
    • Free via the App Store SM
  • IP Control with Full 2-Way Feedback
  • A/V Navigator System Set-Up (CD-ROM Included for PC)
  • Full Color Graphic User Interface (GUI)
  • Zone 2 AV with HD Component Video Output
  • Zone 3 AV
  • RS-232C
  • 12v Trigger (2 Out)
  • SR In/Out
  • IR (2In / 1 Out)
  • HDMI Standby Through for Low Power Consumption
  • Detachable Power Cord
  • Auto Power Down
  • Illuminated Learning Remote Control
  • Subscription Required. 2Antenna and subscription required and sold separately. Bold denotes step-up features from SC-55 receiver.


  • Power Requirements: AC 120 V/60 Hz
  • Estimated Power Consumption: 370 Watts
  • Standby Power Consumption: Approx 0.1 to 0.3 Watts

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 7.28"
  • Width: 17.13"
  • Depth: 17.56"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 39 lbs
  • Shipping: 45 lbs
Warranty: 2-year

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Pioneer Elite SC-57 9.1 Channel A/V Receiver Contents

  • SC-57 Receiver
  • Setup microphone
  • Remote control
  • AM loop antenna
  • FM wire antenna
  • iPod® cable
  • Power cord
  • CD-ROM
  • Warranty card
  • Operating instructions

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