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9.2 Channel Direct Energy HD AV Receiver with 8x HDMI, AirPlay, DLNA, 4K Pass Through and MHL for Android


Direct Energy HD Amp with THX Select 2 certification

This 9.2-channel THX Select 2 AV receiver offers audiophile grade Class D amplification at continuous 170 W output per channel. On top of that, you get MHL for Android, wireless LAN, 4K Pass Through, 4-16Ω support, 8x HDMI inputs and no fewer than 11 speaker terminals.

Massive power

audiophile level Class D amplification brings you unprecedented power output. Short signal paths ensure impeccable sound, while efficient cooling provides superior performance with lower power consumption (-44% vs analogue amps). Now with 4-16Ω speaker support.

Built for tomorrow's HD technology

Experience real definition with the latest 4K HDTV specification for ultra-high resolution video. 4K Pass Through ensures you have the most up-to-date technology to take advantage of advanced digital formats.

Connect your Android smartphone with MHL

Stream high-quality video and audio from your Android device using a single cable. Thanks to the MHL-compatible HDMI connection on the front panel, you also can charge your device at any time.

Image optimised for you

Advanced Video Adjust optimises the video signal according to your type of screen or projector. Based on MCACC calibration data, it also adjusts image quality to your distance from the screen.
The additional Stream Smoother will reduce block noise and mosquito noise on lower bit rate video content such as YouTube.

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Strong bass & sharp highs

During Blu-ray Disc/CD playback, Auto Phase Control Plus makes a real-time analysis of the phase difference between the LFE (low frequency effect) and the main signals, and automatically compensates the gap. Elimination of phase lag enhances strong bass and clear high-frequency sound.

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Less jitter, better audio

Transmission via HDMI can cause clock jitter, resulting in sound distortion during the D/A conversion. PQLS “speed synchronises” the digital audio data between the receiver and your matching Pioneer Blu-ray player, reducing the jitter. The result is clear, rich and precise audio.

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Stream with DLNA

DLNA is widely supported on PCs, laptops, smartphones and other devices. As this receiver is DLNA certified, you can easily stream audio from such a device using your home network.

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Stream with AirPlay

Apple's AirPlay lets you stream music from any compatible device connected to your home network. This means you can easily enjoy your iTunes music library through your AV receiver.

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Always in full control

iControlAV2012 lets you modify all important receiver functions from your smartphone or tablet (iOS / Android).
Featuring Virtual Speakers and PQLS, it even allows you to define EQ frequencies by drawing out 'curves' on your smartphone's touchscreen.

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Main FeaturesSC-LX56-K
Direct Energy HD amplifierYes
Output Power per Channel170W
Number of Channels9
Output Connections• 2 x HDMI
• 3 x Composite
• 1 x Component
• 1 x Optical
• 2 x Subwoofer pre out
PlaysVia LAN / USB:

192 kHz/24-Bit Audio playback:
MHL Terminal for Android SmartphonesYes
I/P Control for CIYes
Audio Return ChannelYes
Stand-by Pass ThroughYes
4K Pass ThroughYes
Internet RadioYes
Remote ControlIlluminated, learning remote control
Impedance at Output Level
4Ω Speaker SupportYes
HD Audio Formats• Dolby TrueHD
• DTS-HD Master Audio
• DTS-HD High Resolution
On-Screen Display (GUI)7 languages via HDMI only:
• English
• Dutch
• French
• German
• Italian
• Spanish
• Russian
Firmware updatesYes (via Internet or USB)
DLNA CertifiedYes (v1.5)
Input & Output connectionsSC-LX56-K
Speaker A/BVersatile speaker configuration
Network FeaturesSC-LX56-K
Wireless LANYes via optional AS-WL300
Surround Sound FormatsSC-LX56-K
Dolby Pro Logic IIzYes
Audio FeaturesSC-LX56-K
AM/FM Tuner with RDSYes
Tuner Pre-set Stations63
Auto Level ControlYes (Multi-channel)
Dialogue EnhancementYes
Digital Noise ReductionYes
DSD-to-PCM ConvertorYes (Multi-channel)
Dynamic Range ControlYes
Headphone SurroundYes
Front Stage Surround AdvanceYes
Jitter ReductionYes
Sound Delay (LipSync)Yes
Advanced Sound RetrieverYes (Multi-channel)
Sound Retriever AIRYes
Sound Retreiver linkYes
Standing Wave ControlYes
Stream DirectYes
Symmetric EQYes
Virtual DepthYes
Virtual Surround BackYes
Virtual HeightYes
Virtual WideYes
Video FeaturesSC-LX56-K
Deep ColourYes
3D ReadyYes
HD Digital Film Direct 24Yes
Upscaling to 1080pYes
Advanced Video AdjustYes
Stream SmootherYes
HDMI Standby ThroughYes
HDMI Standby Input SwitchingYes
Power Output SC-LX56-K
Power output per channel170W
Condition1kHz, 1% THD, 6Ω
Rated Power Output170W per channel
Power Requirements220–230 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (in use / standby)330 W / 0.1 W
Amplifier SpecificationsSC-LX56-K
Weight15.3 kg
Main FeaturesSC-LX56-K
Control with HDMIYes
Input & Output connectionsSC-LX56-K
Bluetooth Adapter PortYes
Component Video Input/Output2/1 (assignable)
Composite Input/Output4/3 (1 for Zone 2)
Digital Optical Input/Output2/1 (assignable)
Digital Coaxial Input/Output2/- (assignable)
HDMI Front InputYes
HDMI Input/Output8 (7 assignable) /2
HDMI version1.4a
IR In/Out2/1
Large speaker terminalsYes
Apple CompatibilitySC-LX56-K
Works with iPodYes (cable included)
Works with iPhoneYes
Surround Sound FormatsSC-LX56-K
DTS Neo XYes
DTS 96/24Yes
DTS-HD High Resolution AudioYes
DTS-HD Master AudioYes
THX CertifiedYes (THX Select2 Plus)
Surround Modes15 + 1 for Phones
Audio FeaturesSC-LX56-K
Auto SurroundYes
Main FeaturesSC-LX56-K
Input Connections• 8 x HDMI (1080p upscaling)
• 4 x Composite
• 2 x Component
• 2 x Coaxial
• 2 x Optical
• 1 x USB host
• 1 x iPod/iPhone Digital via USB (cable included)
• 1 x Ethernet
• 1 x Bluetooth adapter port for AS-BT200
• 1 x rear USB charge port for optional AS-WL300 Wireless Converter
RF RemoteYes (optional)
Input & Output connectionsSC-LX56-K
Pre-amp Output Yes, All (11.2 ch)
USB Host (Front)Yes
Air JamYes
AVNavigatorfor PC & iPad
Apple CompatibilitySC-LX56-K
Works with iPadYes
iPhone Control ButtonYes
Compatible Generations• iPod touch 4G, 3G, 2G, 1G
• iPod Nano 6G (audio), 5G, 4G, 3G
• iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS, 3G,
• iPad, iPad 2
Supported Functions• Audio & video playback
• On-screen album art
• Charging
Surround Sound FormatsSC-LX56-K
Dolby DigitalYes
Dolby Digital EXYes
Dolby Digital PlusYes
Dolby Pro Logic IIYes
Dolby Pro Logic IIxYes
Dolby True HDYes
Audio FeaturesSC-LX56-K
Multizone FunctionYes (2)
Phase ControlYes
Auto Phase Control +Yes
Auto Phase Control PlusYes
MCACCYes (Advanced, 9-band)
PQLSBit-stream / Multi-surround / 2-channel
Power Output SC-LX56-K
Auto Power DownYes
Advanced Direct ConstructionYes
Design• Chassis duplo isolado
• Trans-stabiliser
Amplifier SpecificationsSC-LX56-K
Digital Signal Processor2 x Texas Instruments Aureus(TM) TMS320DA808
D/A Converter192 kHz / 32-bit
A/D Converter192 kHz / 24-bit
Dimensions (W x H x D)435 x 185 x 441 mm