Rated at 140 Watts x 9 channels (8 Ohms, 1kHz, 0.08% THD), the SC-79 is one of the most powerful multi-channel AV receiver we’ve ever built. While lesser amplifiers’ output diminishes as channels are added, the SC-79 has the power to drive multiple channels simultaneously with no significant drop in per-channel output. This ensures that you’ll enjoy the full impact and dynamic range of high-resolution multi-channel audio as never before. Plus, the power consumption of the Digital Class D3 Amplifier is well below that of conventional Class AB amplifiers, helping you to save energy, too.
Simply Stunning. High-Definition Audio with THX® Ultra2 Plus
The SC-79 is THX® Ultra2 Plus Certified, offering startling surround sound in rooms up to 3,000 cubic feet in size with a 12 foot or greater viewing distance from the screen. The SC-79 also supports high-definition audio formats like Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD® Master Audio, as well as DTS® Neo:X surround, providing a 3-D surround experience for up to 9.2 channels.
4K Ultra HD Pass-through is the next-generation standard of ultra-high video resolution, boasting 3,840 x 2,160 (24 Hz/25 Hz/30 Hz) pixels or 4,096 x 2,160 (24 Hz) pixels. That’s four times the current HD standard! All of our 2013 receivers can pass through 4K video signals to any compatible display, offering the highest quality image available.
Go Big with Qdeo® Video Processing
Enjoy an exceptional, virtually noise-free picture regardless of the source. With Qdeo video processing technology by Marvell, you can up-scale any video source to 4K Ultra HD resolution for improved picture quality and compatibility with next generation TVs. Your Blu-ray Discs and DVDs will look more detailed and cinematic than ever before.
Unleash Your Music with AirPlay®
In addition to being DLNA 1.5 and Windows® 8 certified, the SC-79 features AirPlay. AirPlay lets you wirelessly stream iTunes music from your PC, Mac®, iPhone®, iPad® or iPod® touch through your home theater system at the touch of a button. AirPlay also lets you view song information, including title, artist, track time, as well as the album art on a connected display. And because it supports network audio sources in other zones, you can even send music to another room.
Using Pioneer’s free iControlAV2013, you can turn your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or select Android device into a powerful wireless remote control for the SC-79. The APP incorporates everything from basic volume and input selections to advanced features like EQ adjustments and Internet Radio control. You can even stream music stored on your phone through the SC-79 using the new “Push Player” feature.
The remarkable Elite SC-79 AV Receiver is the new standard in home entertainment. Offering tremendous power and easy connectivity, as well as advanced multi-zone features, the SC-79 delivers a level of fidelity only dreamed of by audiophiles. It’s the ultimate immersive home theater experience.
The SC-79 supports the most popular high-resolution digital file formats, such as AIFF, WAV, FLAC and Apple Lossless, so audio enthusiasts can hear their favorite music as it was originally intended. Apple Lossless enables the exact data to be reconstructed from the compressed data, so there’s no discernible loss in audio quality. Stream your MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV and FLAC music files from your compatible PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone. And the SC-79 features 192kHz/32-bit asynchronous USB-DAC for ultra-high quality music playback from a USB connected PC or Mac. Plus, Gapless Playback eliminates sound gaps between consecutive tracks that were meant to be played continuously, such as with classical music or live recordings.