- Dolby Atmos®
- Full Bandwidth HDMI (4K UltraHD 60P/4:4:4) with HDCP 2.2
- AIR Studios® Monitor Certifications
- Built-in Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth®
- Object-Based DTS:X® format available with firmware upgrade
Combining the enhanced realism of Dolby Atmos® with the full power of 9 channels of Class D3 amplification, the Elite SC-99 provides studio-grade room calibration with MCACC® Pro, and the coveted AIR Studios®Monitor certification ensures an unmatched surround-sound experience. Along with advanced multi-zone features and effortless connectivity, it offers advanced Super Resolution video scaling with 4K Ultra HD pass-through with HDCP 2.2, a USB-DAC for jitter-free digital networked audio streaming, and the immersive new object-based DTS:X surround-sound format (available with a firmware update).
The Winning Class D3 Advantage.
The no-compromise SC-99 is the Elite line’s most powerful receiver this year, thanks to Class D³ amplifiers that deliver unbridled power in a light-weight, cool-running package. Unlike traditional Class AB amplifier designs, which suffer from reduced power output as channels are added, Pioneer’s advanced Class D3 digital circuitry provides identical and consistent high-current power to all of the speakers all of the time, not just a few of them, for a total of 850 watts (8 ohms, 1 kHz @ 1.0% THD)! The Elite SC-99 recreates the colossal impact and dynamic range of high-resolution multi-channel audio and movie soundtracks. With a direct signal path and no EMI filters, feedback loops or current limiting, these amps can handle low-impedance speaker loads that challenge lesser receivers. The Elite SC-99 amps are so efficient, they generate radically less heat and energy loss than traditional Class AB designs, while consuming a fraction of the power for enhanced reliability.
Elite with Dolby Atmos® Revolutionizes the Surround Landscape.
Pioneer’s flagship Elite receiver with Dolby Atmos will literally change the way you listen, and the proof is in the hearing. The Elite SC-99 integrates Dolby’s groundbreaking surround technology and is compatible with 7.2.4ch*, 9.2.2ch*, 7.2.2ch and 5.2.4ch, configurations for Dolby Atmos. How does Dolby Atmos work? It adds height to the sonic landscape, creating a true 3D, multi-dimensional space that puts listeners inside the experience. Optimized room calibration through the built-in MCACC Pro feature, in conjunction with Atmos-enabled speakers like the Elite Home Theater System or dedicated ceiling-mounted speakers, reproduces object-oriented sound in smooth, curving, and realistic three-dimensional movement overhead. Dolby Atmos brings new life to traditional soundtracks and music too, putting sounds into motion and delivering the full impact of the artist’s work like never before. Elite AV receivers with Dolby Atmos continue the Pioneer tradition of bringing state-of-the-art home theater technology into your home before others even know it’s there.
Ready for Immersive Surround Sound with DTS:X
The next-generation surround sound format from DTS, available as a no-cost firmware update, creates an amazing three-dimensional sound field that reproduces the movement of sound in space. It automatically adapts the signal to existing channels and speakers for captivating, interactive, 3-D realism!
Professional Calibration with MCACC Pro
MCACC (Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration) Pro takes room calibration to a new level of precision. Further enhancing the three-dimensional realism of the Elite’s Atmos-enabled system as well as all of your other audio sources, MCACC Pro calibrates your room’s sound using a microphone to monitor the acoustic environment and an equalizer to optimize and precision-tune each speaker to the room. Pioneer’s Full-Band Phase Control technology eliminates phase lag to precisely control sound locations for ideal stereo and multi-channel sound reproduction. MCACC Pro is so advanced that it includes dual independent subwoofer EQ. Tailoring left and right-channel low frequency response curves lets you achieve optimum subwoofer performance, creating powerful bass response and seamless integration with your main speaker system. With the push of a button, it’s like having a professional acoustic engineer fine-tuned your home theater system.
Sound Certification by AIR Studios. A Serious Stamp of Approval
The Elite SC-99 has been certified at London’s legendary AIR Studios, whose work is acknowledged worldwide for award-winning motion picture soundtracks and peerless recording and mastering. Like Pioneer, AIR Studios respects the artist’s intention and believes that faithfully reproducing what was originally created in the studio is the critical objective of the finest home theater system.