Pioneer Elite SC-97 vs Pioneer Elite SC-87

Pioneer Elite SC-97

Pioneer Elite SC-97 review

Dec 07, 2018

The Pioneer Elite SC-97 has lots of modern built-in decoders (DTS:X, Dolby True HD, etc.) and support most popular audio formats. Its operational power consumption rate is 370W, while the standby pow...

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Pioneer Elite SC-87

Pioneer Elite SC-87 review

Sep 24, 2018

The Pioneer brand is regarded as one of the most famous creators of music devices. Of course, I always wanted to test its products and the Pioneer Elite SC-87 became a perfect example. The item perfo...

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Common

Product

Pioneer Elite SC-97
Pioneer Elite SC-87

Model

Elite SC-97
Elite SC-87

Brand

Pioneer
Pioneer

Rating

3.9 of 5
3.5 of 5

Reviews

17
68

Amplifier

Total output power

810 W
810 W

Output power per channel

140 W, 190 W, 240 W
140 W, 240 W

Output impedance per channel

4 Ohm, 6 Ohm, 8 Ohm
4 Ohm, 8 Ohm

Frequency response

1 kHz
1 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.08 %
0.08 %

Number of channels

9
9

Signal-to-noise ratio

97 dB
88 dB

Functions

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Audio formats

AAC

AIFF

Apple lossless

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS:X

Dolby Atmos

Dolby digital plus

Dolby surround

Dolby true HD

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent
fluorescent

Colour

black
black

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

IEEE 802.3

IEEE 802.3u

Signal processing

HDMI pass-through

up to 4K
up to 4K

Video conversion/scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion
HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

up to 4K
up to 4K

Connector type

AV inputs

1
2

Optical digital inputs

2
2

Coaxial digital inputs

2
2

HDMI inputs

8
8

HDMI outputs

3
3

Optical digital outputs

1
1

Coaxial digital outputs

has not
has not

Subwoofer outputs

2
2

USB

1
1

Phones

1
1

Media content source

Bluetooth

Network

USB-host

Radio

Tuner type

digital
digital

Tuner bands

AM/FM
AM/FM

Preset station

63
63

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

Three-zone capability

Advanced sound retriever (ASR) technology

Apple air-play support

Audio return channel (ARC)

Bi-amplifying

Auto power off

Pure direct mode

Dual-zone capability

Smartphone remote control

Sound features

Audio D/A converter

32bit / 192kHz
32bit / 192kHz

Surround sound effects

Front Stage Surround Advance. Headphone Surround (V.S.S.)
Front Stage Surround Advance

Surround system class

9.2 channel
9.2 channel

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 1.4

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption

370 W
370 W

Standby power consumption

0.1 W
0.1 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions

17.1 x 17.4 x 7.3 inches
17.4 x 17.1 x 7.3 inches

Weight

33 pounds
38.6 pounds
Pioneer Elite SC-97
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  • 25.9Pioneer Elite SC-97
  • 20.6Pioneer Elite SC-87

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