Pioneer has always been known to produce some of the best home theater gear available in the market and recently, it introduced two brand new Elite AV receivers that will be launched in June and one of them is the Pioneer Elite SC-71. Pioneer’s Elite range of receivers have always had the reputation for having powerful engineering advancements, a wide range of connectivity options and control flexibility. The Pioneer Elite SC-71 demonstrates just that with its host of amazing features and connectivity options.

Pioneer Elite SC-71

Pioneer Elite SC-71


The SC-71 offers enhanced audio performance with the integration of Pioneer’s ultra high performance Class D3 amplifier technology. Class D3 was made to operate at extremely high output levels with virtually no distortion or loss in performance while the amp technology is perfect for high-resolution audio content. Its 7.2-channels deliver high quality audio and video output along with multi-zone and multi-source capability. Other features include 4K Ultra HD upscaling, high-resolution audio playback and wireless control via Pioneer’s proprietary iControlAV2013 App.

With a wide variety of multi-zone set-up configurations, users will enjoy maximum installation flexibility. All All seven speaker outputs can be reconfigured five different ways, including a 7.2-channel speaker setup or a full 5.1-channel with the extra outputs used for powering a completely different zone altogether, and all controllable from the receiver and/or user’s portable device via the iControlAV2013 App.

Below is the back panel layout. Click on image to enlarge for a clearer view.

Pioneer Elite SC-71 Back Panel

Pioneer Elite SC-71 Back Panel

The SC-71 is also certified for compatibility with the most popular custom control companies, including Crestron and Control4, and offer custom installation features including full two-way RS-232C-over-IP control, including the ability to receive metadata from network and iOS connected devices.

Users will also enjoy plenty of options for music with access to some of today’s most popular
Internet radio music services including Pandora and vTuner internet radio with the SC-71.

A list of some features found on the Pioneer Elite SC-71 can be found below:

  • 7.2 Channel Network Ready Elite Receiver featuring Class D3 Amplification
  • Multi-Zone Control (HD Zone and Powered Zone Audio)
  • Hi-Bit 24 Audio Signal Processing
  • Network Ready with AirPlay®, HTC Connect™, Pandora®, and vTuner® Internet Radio
  • Custom Install Ready
  • Hi-bit24 Audio Signal Processing
  • Ultra HD (4K) Upscaling/Pass-Through
  • Digital Core Engine with Texas Instruments Aureus® DSP
  • Pioneer Advanced MCACC® Room Calibration
  • 1080p/24fps Scaler with Qdeo®
  • AndroidTM Audio/Video Playback with MHL®
  • HTC ConnectTM Certification
  • DLNA Certified® (1.5)

Discontinued by Manufacturer