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6 YEAR SUPERCARE COSTS JUST £9.99 ON ALL ITEMS UNDER £100, OR 10% OF PURCHASE PRICE ON ANYTHING OVER £100.
This page is intended to demonstrate the incredible value of our 6 Year Supercare. Under recent legislation, we are obliged to point out that you obviously do not need to purchase an extended warranty at the same time you purchase your electrical goods and are entitled to shop around. We have been encouraging our customers to do just that for years because, not only are our prices significantly cheaper than our competitors, but just look at what else we include:
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Like for like machine if unit is unrepairable
If, for any reason, we are unable to repair your unit, we'll replace it. Naturally, models do change so, while we can't guarantee that it will be the same model, we do guarantee that it will have equivalent specifications.
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have your unit serviced as often as you wish, free of charge, during the 6 year period. (Normally excluded from extended guarantees).
45 day cooling off period
If you're not happy with our 6 Year Supercare package just ask for a full refund - no questions asked. After 45 days, providing no claim has been made, you can also terminate the agreement and receive a pro-rata refund.
If you use the policy in the 6 years, you'll have saved yourself tens and perhaps hundreds of pounds. If you don't use it...IT WON'T COST YOU A THING!*
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Following a long line of award-winning greats, the Pioneer SC-LX701 meets the highest standards.

Legendary Pioneer SCLX build quality

Fastidious attention to detail shown in the Pioneer's construction gives it first-rate sound quality. Featuring an Anti-Standing Wave Insulator and Rigid Trans-Stabiliser, the heavyweight casing isolates the sensitive electronics from mechanical and electrical interference. This gives a purity of sound that only the finest AV receivers can match.

Digital precison from the ESS SABRE 32 Ultra DAC
Featuring a top quality ESS SABRE 32 Ultra DAC, the Pioneer SC-LX701 delivers studio quality digital audio. With a high signal-to-noise ratio and wide dynamic range, digital audio benefits from ultra-low levels of noise and deep, powerful dynamics. Whether watching a Blu-ray film or listening to streamed music, the benefit to all digital audio is breathtaking to hear.

Class D 3 power
For powerful yet efficient sound, the SC-LX701 uses Pioneer's Class D3 Direct Energy HD amp. This provides a hefty 135 watts per channel, making the amp suitable for use in larger rooms and with pretty much any type of speaker. Pioneer's Class D3 amps also use short, direct signal paths. By eliminating filters, feedback loops and current limiters the sound quality is both purer and more dynamic.

Reflex Optimizer
Dolby Atmos and DTS:X sound great but, with upward firing speakers, there can be phasing issues that make the sound disjointed. Pioneer's new Reflex Optimizer solves this problem by aligning the phase of direct and indirect firing speakers, matching their basic tone and optimizing the upward-oriented frequencies. The sound loses none of its 3D dimensionality but now sounds more precise and realistic than ever.

Ready for DTS:X
DTS:X is the flagship processor from this highly respected tech company. It literally pushes the boundaries of what you can expect from home cinema. This highly sophisticated processor renders images in three dimensions that conventional processing can't match. It also offers other advantages such as the ability to boost the spatial effect of conventional DTS and easily adapts with your existing speaker configuration.

Dolby Atmos
Optimised for Dolby Atmos, you can be amongst the first to experience the wonder of Dolby Atmos in your own home. Producing a multi-dimensional and totally immersive sound, Dolby Atmos has been hailed as the greatest advance in surround sound for 20 years - so don't miss out!

Google Cast for seamless streaming
The SC-LX701 comes with Google Cast compatibility. Using the same technology behind Google's Chromecast, you can use your mobile device to cast your favourite music, radio, or podcasts to your speakers. You can control the audio from anywhere in your home using Cast-enabled apps running on your personal device, be it iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet, Mac or Windows laptop, or Chromebook.

New FireConnect (coming soon!)
Another exciting new feature for the SCLX701 is support for FireConnect, Powered by Blackfire. This cutting-edge wireless technology gives multi-source, multi-room interaction between compatible devices, making it simple to set up a wireless multi-room system that also streams HD audio and will include video in the future. With our homes becoming ever 'smarter' this is the technology to integrate it all together.

UltraHD, 4K upscaling and HDR support
Helping to make the SCLX701 compatible with the very latest tech, Pioneer have sought to meet the highest specifications possible. Not only is it compatible with 4K TV but also the enhanced HDR (High Dynamic Range) tech. Support for HDCP2.2 means you can use it with the latest UHD Blu-ray players, giving stunning levels of picture clarity. 'Super Resolution' 4K upscaling lets you upscale standard Blu-rays to a resolution that makes the most of your 4K TV, for even crisper detail.

Wi-Fi with Spotify and AirPlay
Connect via Ethernet or wi-fi to your home network and gain access to a whole new world of entertainment. From here you'll be able to access a massive range of Internet radio stations plus music services such as the hugely popular Spotify and Deezer. There's also AirPlay, making it easier than ever to stream from your Apple iOS devices, too.

Join the elite, with the Pioneer SC-LX701.

Picture
Upscaling
4K
Does the AV receiver feature upscaling? This improves the picture quality of all sources by increasing the number of lines via the HDMI output. 4K is currently the highest resolution followed by 1080p and then 1080i.
3D Ready
Yes
Are the HDMI sockets able to pass through 3D signals?
Sound
Channels
9.2/7.2.2/5.2.4
The number of channels. 2 or 2.1 systems are used by stereo receivers. 5.1 is the basic surround standard. 6.1 adds a rear centre. 7.1 adds side effect speakers. 9.1 adds further high front effect speakers. .2 adds a second subwoofer for more even, balanced bass. 5.2.1 etc show Atmos channels.
Power Output
135 x 9
Maximum power output per channel - RMS into 8 ohms
Dolby ProLogic
ProLogic IIz
Dolby analogue surround sound system - for TV and video. Pro-Logic II features stereo effect rears, whilst Pro-Logic IIx can output in 6.1 or 7.1. Pro-Logic IIz is the latest system and enables greater flexibility in expanding a 5.1 playback system to 7.1, or a 7.1 system to 9.1.
Dolby Digital
Yes
Dolby Digital Surround works from a digital source such as DVD player or Blu-ray player.
Dolby HD
Yes
High Definition Dolby decoding that is designed to get the very best from high resolution sources such as Blu-ray.
DTS
Yes
Digital Theatre System - a rival to Dolby Digital.
DTS HD
Yes
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio delivers sound even more accurate and consistent than standard DTS. It has been designed to extract the most from HD-DVD and Blu-ray. DTS-HD Master Audio takes this one step further and is capable of delivering audio that is bit-for-bit identical to the original.
DTS:X
Yes
The current flagship DTS processor. Like Dolby Atmos it renders sound in a more immersive fashion. Unlike Atmos, it doesnt require a specific speaker configuration.
THX
No
THX certification ensures a high standard of performance. Select, Select2 and Select2 Plus certify small systems while Ultra, Ultra2 and Ultra2 Plus certify home cinema systems designed to be used in larger rooms. "2" is the current standard with "2 Plus" adding additional THX technologies such as loudness level control.
HDMI Audio
Yes
Does the HDMI interface carry multi-channel audio? Only newer versions of HDMI carry multi-channel audio as well as video signals.
Dolby Atmos
Yes
Dolby Atmos takes surround sound to a new level. By using high level speakers, Dolby Atmos enhances the feeling of being surrounded by sound. Firmware update may be required for some models.
Specifications
USB
1
Number of USB sockets.
Wireless Connection
Yes
Whether a wireless or, Wi-Fi, connection is included as standard or optional (via dongle). This allows for wireless connection to your home network hub.
Apple AirPlay
Yes
Does the unit support Apple AirPlay? Apple AirPlay lets you listen to your entire iTunes music library from a suitable iOS device such as iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad. Best of all, the system is wireless and so is ideal for building up a wireless multi-room system.
Bluetooth
Yes
Does the unit support Bluetooth? A built-in Bluetooth receiver lets you stream music from a suitably equipped device such as a smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC.
Weight
15.4
Weight of unit, unboxed, in KG.
Remote Control
Yes
Is an Infra-red remote included?
Dimensions
435 x 441 x 185
Dimensions of unit (W x D x H) mm.
Eco Friendly
No
Does this product conform to energy efficient standards? These standards include the American "Energy Star", the European "Energy Flower" or "EcoLabel" and the UK EST (Energy Saving Trust) certification.
Connections
HDMI
8 in/2 out (HDCP 2.2 - 5/2)
Number of HDMI inputs/outputs. Number that will accept HDCP 2.2 is in brackets. This is the standard required for Ultra HD Blu-ray
USB
1
Number of USB sockets.
Component
2 in/1out
Number of Component inputs.
Optical Inputs
3
Number of optical digital inputs to input digital sources such as DVD players.
Active Subwoofer Output
Yes
Does it have a separate connection for an active (powered) subwoofer?
Composite
2
Number of composite video inputs.
Dedicated Port
No
Does it have a dedicated port for extras such as iPod dock, Bluetooth or DAB radio?
Multi-Channel Input
No
Does it have a multi-channel analogue input? - uses 6,9 or 11 RCA phono sockets and allows for the connection of Blu-ray players with built-in digital decoders.
Audio Inputs
6 + phono
Number of audio inputs on both front and rear of unit.
Coaxial Inputs
2
Number of coaxial digital inputs to input digital sources such as DVD player.
PC Input
No
Can a computer be plugged in via a D-SUB VGA socket?
Coaxial Outputs
No
Number of coaxial digital outputs to loop digital information through.
Optical Outputs
No
Number of optical digital outputs to loop digital sources through.
Networking
DLNA Compliant
Yes
DLNA stands for Digital Living Network Alliance. It is an alliance of interested bodies that help standardise streaming content. If a product is DLNA complaint you can be assured it will stream music from your PC, laptop to TV or other device.
Wireless Connection
Yes
Whether a wireless or, Wi-Fi, connection is included as standard or optional (via dongle). This allows for wireless connection to your home network hub.
Internet Radio & Services
Y
Does it have access to Internet radio and other online music services? This can be via control app rather than the unit itself.
Smartphone Remote
Yes
Can you use a Smartphone (iPhone or Android) to control the unit?
Multiroom
Zone 2/3 Active/Passive
Does the product feature multiroom compatibility? This can either be passive (pre), which requires additional amplification or active (powered - just add speakers).
Apple AirPlay
Yes
Does the unit support Apple AirPlay? Apple AirPlay lets you listen to your entire iTunes music library from a suitable iOS device such as iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad. Best of all, the system is wireless and so is ideal for building up a wireless multi-room system.
Bluetooth
Yes
Does the unit support Bluetooth? A built-in Bluetooth receiver lets you stream music from a suitably equipped device such as a smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC.
HDMI Zone Out
Yes
Does the product feature HDMI Zone out? This provides a second HDMI output to give the same or a different source sound and vision in another room. Watch TV in one room and a Blu-ray in another, for example.
NFC
No
NFC stands for Near Field Communication. This allows close proximity transfer of media simply by holding your tablet or smartphone next to the device.
Green Credentials
Power Consumption - Standby
0.15/2.5
This is the power used in watts when the unit is switched off but still powered at the mains and ready to be turned back on.
Power Consumption - Normal Use
310
This is the power used in watts when the unit is on, using standard settings. Note, different manufacturers use different methods to arrive at this figure. In some cases only the maximum power consumption is quoted.
Eco Friendly
No
Does this product conform to energy efficient standards? These standards include the American "Energy Star", the European "Energy Flower" or "EcoLabel" and the UK EST (Energy Saving Trust) certification.
General
Power Output
135 x 9
Maximum power output per channel - RMS into 8 ohms
USB
1
Number of USB sockets.
Wireless Connection
Yes
Whether a wireless or, Wi-Fi, connection is included as standard or optional (via dongle). This allows for wireless connection to your home network hub.
Smartphone Remote
Yes
Can you use a Smartphone (iPhone or Android) to control the unit?
Apple AirPlay
Yes
Does the unit support Apple AirPlay? Apple AirPlay lets you listen to your entire iTunes music library from a suitable iOS device such as iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad. Best of all, the system is wireless and so is ideal for building up a wireless multi-room system.
Bluetooth
Yes
Does the unit support Bluetooth? A built-in Bluetooth receiver lets you stream music from a suitably equipped device such as a smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC.
Weight
15.4
Weight of unit, unboxed, in KG.
Remote Control
Yes
Is an Infra-red remote included?
Tuner Radio
FM/AM
Type of radio built-in. DAB is Digital Audio Broadcasting.
Dimensions
435 x 441 x 185
Dimensions of unit (W x D x H) mm.
Eco Friendly
No
Does this product conform to energy efficient standards? These standards include the American "Energy Star", the European "Energy Flower" or "EcoLabel" and the UK EST (Energy Saving Trust) certification.