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7.2 Channel Networked Class D3 AV Receiver
with Built-inBluetooth® and Wi-Fi®,and DolbyATMOS


  • Full Bandwidth HDMI (4K UltraHD 60P/4:4:4) with HDCP 2.2
  • Built-in Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth®
  • AVNavigator Built-in for simplified set up
  • Dolby ATMOS®





W x H x D (inches)
Wi-Fi Antenna’s Up
17-1/8 x 10-1/16 x 17-3/8
W x H x D (inches) 17-1/8 x 7-5/16 x 17-3/8
Weight 31 lbs. 7 oz.


Added Dimension and Even Greater Value

Pioneer’s Elite® SC-91 7.2-channel receiver expands the performance horizon, with more features matched by the technology of Class D3 amplification bring your home theater to life. The latest Dolby Atmos® technology takes spatial realism to a new level, while Pioneer’s Class D3 digital amplification brings down the house with a total of 660 Watts multi-channel simultaneous drive. Rated at 130 Watts per channel ( 8 ohms, 1kHz, THD 0.08%, 2ch Driven FTC) this is significantly more simultaneous multi-channel power than the Class AB competition, The wireless connectivity and convenience are there, with built-in Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi®. And it’s Spotify® Ready and Pandora® Ready. Meanwhile, advanced audio and high-resolution video features include Ultra HD (4K/60P 4:4:4) Pass-through, HDCP 2.2 compatibility, DSD Playback via Network, MCACC Pro calibration, Subwoofer EQ, built-in AVNavigator, plus an easy initial setup app Start-up Navi.


Dolby Atmos® Expands the Experience

The Elite SC-91 features Dolby Atmos technology, the latest sound platform that makes music and movies come alive like never before. Using Atmos source material with Atmos-compatible speakers and setup, sound takes on added dimension and realism. Dolby surround upmixer even adds Atmos realism to existing movie and music content. CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray Disc™ sound more alive and real, with total immersion into a true-to-life soundscape. An experience like this only comes with Dolby Atmos. And in addition to being Dolby Atmos compatible, the SC-91 supports formats like Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD® Master Audio to give your soundtracks on Blu-ray Disc unsurpassed audio quality.

Image above shows 5.2.2 set-up. Other configurations available.

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More Pure Class D3 Power

Outperforms Analog Amplifiers

The Elite SC-91 is a multi-source, multi-zone AV receiver that packs powerful and efficient digital amplification into one elegant package. Seven discrete channels of direct energy amplification deliver 130 Watts (8 ohms, 1kHz, THD 0.08%, 2ch driven FTC) for spectacular 7.2-channel surround. Pioneer’s digital Class D3 amps overcome the limitations of traditional analog amplifiers and enable simultaneous output from all channels with no power loss. That means rock-solid bass and unfettered dynamics. Yet, Class D3 amplification is efficient, drawing a fraction of the power required by traditional amplifiers and running cool, enhancing component life and reliability.

With Wi-Fi Built In

Built-In Dual-Band 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz Wi-Fi

You’ll notice a dual-antenna setup on the rear panel, of the Elite SC-91, making it a wireless control center for your home entertainment system. Two separate antennas provide maximum signal strength, and support 5GHz and 2.4GHz bands of Wi-Fi transmission, delivering higher stability and greater Wi-Fi range.

Bluetooth Onboard

Ultimate Casual Wireless

The Elite SC-91 provides wireless Bluetooth audio from virtually any A2DP profile Bluetooth device. Wireless convenience means untethering yourself from cables and inputs, with music delivered from your iPhone®, Android™, PC, laptop or almost any other A2DP profile Bluetooth-enabled source. Plus, you’ll appreciate enriched audio quality with Sound Retriever AIR technology, created specifically to enhance Bluetooth audio.

Exceptional Digital Sound

ESS SABRE™ Premier Audio DAC

The SC-91 incorporates the ES9006S SABRE Premier Audio DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter) for 7.2-channel sound. This state-of-the-art DAC, along with our engineer’s fine tuning, provides unprecedented dynamic range of up to 120 dB and ultra-low distortion, offering clear audio reproduction, free of jitter.

Made for Audiophile Files

Higher Resolution

Keeping critical audiophile ears in mind, the Elite SC-91 delivers high-resolution music playback, with support for 192 kHz 24-bit AIFF, Multi-channel WAV, FLAC, and Apple Lossless up to 96kHz 24-Bit. Compressed formats, such as MP3, WMA, and AAC are also supported. Stream these files from your home network, tablet, or even the front USB. Serious listeners will appreciate DSD direct playback via network or SACD disc playback via HDMI.

Room Tuning to Perfection

Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration (MCACC Pro)

Pioneer’s proprietary Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration system is like hiring a professional installer to precision-tune your system to your living room. MCACC® Pro takes calibration further still, engineering an optimized, multi-channel listening experience customized specifically to your room and your Dolby Atmos home theater system. A microphone measures every speaker’s output, noting size and distance from the listening point, sound levels and timbre. Using measurements from every speaker’s connection, MCACC Pro gives you a calibrated and customized multi-channel listening experience, quickly and effortlessly.

An Added Dimension, Automatically

Full-Band Phase Control

Pioneer’s Phase Control technology essentially eliminates phase lag and enhances the realism of multi-channel soundtracks. By automatically and precisely controlling the phase coherence of all units and channels, an ideal multi-channel sound environment is created to faithfully replicate Dolby Atmos encoded content and the intention of the directors.

Bass Re-Defined

The Lowdown on Subwoofer EQ

With built-in Subwoofer EQ, the Elite SC-91 establishes the distance and characteristics of your subwoofer, and makes adjustments using four different frequency parameters and an extremely low-latency DSP to reduce phase and timing errors that are often found in other room calibration systems. Clean, solid bass is the result, for greater realism and impact for music and soundtracks.

Revelation in Video Resolution

Spectacular View with HDCP 2.2

The Elite SC-91 delivers ultra-HD Pass-through (4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit) with HDCP 2.2 (High Definition Copy Protection), ensuring compatibility with current and upcoming 4K UltraHD sources and televisions. With seven HDMI inputs and two outputs, the SC-91 handles 4K2K Ultra HD video at 60 frames per seconds—four times the resolution of 1080p—relaying the highest quality picture available today, plus 4:4:4 based 4K@60P content, offering up to 18GBPS throughput.

World of Music, Worldwide.

vTuner® Internet Radio, Pandora®, and Spotify®

The SC-91 gives you a world of entertainment options from streamed sources. Not only can you enjoy thousands of Internet radio stations around the world with vTuner, you can also access your favorite music from Pandora and Spotify, complete with on-screen album art and music information. Spotify Connect is a premium subscription feature that lets you play and control Spotify with your smart devices.

Ready to Connect

Made for iPhone 6 Certification and more

The Elite SC-91 lets you enjoy effortless AirPlay connectivity, offering the latest Made for iPhone certification for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. As a networked receiver, it supports Apple’s AirPlay® wireless audio technology, allowing you to enjoy your favorite music from iPhone, iPod® or iTunes® anywhere in the house.

In addition, Pioneer was the first brand to support HTC Connect®, the only unified approach for streaming music wirelessly from select compatible HTC smartphones. There’s no need for a separate app; HTC Connect is built right into your phone’s music player and streams high quality, WAV-format files for an effortless, out-of-the-box audiophile experience.

The SC-91 is compatible with Windows® 8.1, and also supports DLNA® 1.5 media streaming, which lets you access your favorite music from a DLNA compatible DMS (Digital Media Server) or computer connected to the same home network. Not only are compressed music files such as MP3, WMA, and AAC supported, but also high-resolution files, such as FLAC, WAV, AIFF, and Apple Lossless.

Ultimate Control App


Pioneer’s iControlAV5 remote-control app for iOS and Android allows full control of volume, switching sources and all of the new features of the Elite SC-91. You can even play back music stored on your smartphone using the Push Player feature. Available at no charge from the App StoreSM for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, the app is also available in Google Play™ ( for Android devices.


Set-Up Made Simple

Icon-Based GUI

The Elite SC-91 comes with a learning remote and an on-screen graphical user interface that can be displayed in seven languages. The GUI is easy to set up, and features a simple menu structure with fewer words and more icons. And because the display is icon-based, it’s also easy to follow and easy to use.

Multi-Zone Flexible

HDMI Zone Out (HD ZONE) and Zone 2

With the HDZONE feature, you can enjoy full 4K/full HD video and multi-channel sound in another room, via HDMI transmission. Assign two-channel speaker output to HDZONE and listen to stereo sound in another room without an amplifier, or connect stereo audio out to an amplifier in a separate room and enjoy Internet radio and Bluetooth audio. And the Elite SC-91 offers both RS-232C interface and full IP control providing compatibility with the most popular home automation systems. However you choose to use it, this receiver gives you the features and flexibility that comes with owning an Elite AV receiver.

This configuration may change when using this receiver for Dolby Atmos

Easy Setup

Start-up Navi App and Built-In AVNavigator

The SC-91 features AVNavigator, a built-in system that simplifies the setup process. Unlike other systems that required an app download or the installation of a CD-ROM, AVNavigator helps you easily connect the SC-91 to your network and launch your favorite web browser on virtually any device. The AVNavigator will walk you through the connection and setup of your new receiver. You can even explore new features of your AV Receiver using the Interactive Contents section. Just push a button on the virtual remote control and AVNavigator will activate the feature and explain what it does.

The Start-up Navi App is special app to help you easily set up the AV receiver via Wi-Fi with your smartphone. After opening the package, scan the QR code on the Quick Start Guide with your iPod® touch/iPhone®/iPad® or Android device connected to your home network, and download the Start-up Navi app. As you proceed with the wizard, the network set-up for your AV receiver will be completed smoothly. Then, in coordination with the AVNavigator, the app lets you do all the initial settings of the AV receiver.


Green and Easy

Eco Mode

The Elite SC-91 features an energy-saving ECO Mode that, when enabled in Standby, achieves a power consumption of only 0.1 watt. With a host of convenience features, including Network Standby and HDMI CEC support, ECO Mode analyzes your sources in real time, adjusting power consumption accordingly to meet demand. Or you can manually select the power-saving settings that are best for you!