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  • The SC-LX701 featuring 9.2-ch Class D amplifier is fully-equipped for the latest multi-dimensional surround sound formats, DTS:X™ and Dolby Atmos®, featuring the Reflex Optimizer for Dolby enabled speakers. With Ultra HD (4K/60p/4:4:4) upscaling/passthrough and HDR/BT.2020 standards ready, images are ever more impressive. In addition to internet radio and various network streaming services, with Google Cast™ built-in you can use your mobile device to cast your favorite music to your receiver. The multizone feature supports powered ZONE 2/ZONE 3 output.

Features of SC-LX701

Direct Energy HD Amplifier

Direct Energy HD Amplifier

With the Class D3 (Direct Energy High fidelity class D) Amplifier, the SC-LX701 is ready to meet the needs of the latest HD content. With our MOSFET, the Direct Power FET, this simple, high powered solution is provided to fully meet today’s AV entertainment standards.

Direct Energy HD Amplifier

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Atmos

This AV Receiver features Dolby Atmos, the latest audio platform for home theatre entertainment. Dolby Atmos offers seamless surround sound movement in a three-dimensional space with a sense of height created by the overhead speakers. It will fill your room with astonishing clarity, richness, detail, and depth.

Dolby Atmos

4K/60p Ultra HD video

4K/60p Ultra HD video

The feature lets you take advantage of the highest-quality video source for viewing on a 4K TV. With support for HDCP 2.2, you can enjoy premium content such as 4K videos with digital copy protection on a compatible display. What’s more, the SC-LX701 is ready for the HDR (High Dynamic Range) and BT.2020 next generation video standards.
* Supports up to 4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit with HDCP 2.2 on HDMI IN (1/2/3/4/5) and HDMI OUT (MAIN/SUB).

4K/60p Ultra HD video

Improved Circuit Design

Improved Circuit Design

The SC-LX701 adopts a compact integrated IC with space merit. The directly coupled IC reduces signal loss and provides precise signal transmission.

Improved Circuit Design

Multi-room Audio with FireConnect

Multi-room Audio with FireConnect

The SC-LX701 will support FireConnect™ Powered by Blackfire* with a future firmware update. FireConnect is a stable wireless protocol that mirrors most audio source connected to the AV receiver—from vinyl to streaming audio—on optional FireConnect compatible speakers** in other rooms.

Multi-room Audio with FireConnect

Low Heat Generation

Low Heat Generation

The simple form of the Direct Power FET has the advantage of improved thermal characteristics. In addition to the upper-side heat dissipation from the heat sink, the circuit board’s heat radiation feature is also utilized for downward heat dissipation, providing efficient cooling for a superior performance.

Low Heat Generation

Other features of SC-LX701

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MCACC Auto Room Tuning
MCACC Auto Room Tuning

MCACC Pro corrects phase differences in all ranges and all channels


DTS:X is the next-generation audio codec from DTS that leverages object-based audio to enable new immersive and interactive audio experiences

Full Band Phase Control
Full Band Phase Control

Effectively eliminates phase lag and significantly improves the multi-channel sound without any extra operation

Specifications of SC-LX701

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AV receivers

Channels: 9

Amplification Type: Class D (Direct Energy HD)

760 W Multi-ch Simultaneous Drive (8 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1.0 %): yes

270 W/ch (4 ohms, 1 kHz, 1ch Driven IEC): yes

185 W/ch (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 1ch Driven IEC): yes

Advanced Direct Construction: yes

Rigid Trans-Stabilizer: yes

Anti-Standing Wave Insulator: yes

Dolby Atmos®/Dolby Surround: yes

DTS:X/DTS Neural:X: yes

Reflex Optimizer: yes

Dolby® TrueHD/Dolby Digital Plus: yes

DTS-HD Master Audio/DTS-HD High Resolution Audio/DTS 96/24/DTS-ES/DTS-HD Express: yes

DSD Direct Playback via Network/USB (11.2, 5.6, 2.8 MHz/2ch): yes

DSD Disc (SACD) Playback via HDMI (2.8 MHz/5.1ch, 2ch): yes

Digital Core Engine with Cirrus Logic (Quad Core) x1: yes

ESS SABRE32 Ultra DAC (ES9016S): yes

HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC): yes

MCACC Pro Auto Room Tuning: Full Band Phase Control, Subwoofer EQ (4 Band)

Advanced Sound Retriever (2ch): yes

Advanced Surround Modes: Classical, Unplugged, Entertainment Show, Drama, Advanced Game, Action, Rock/Pop, Sports, Extended Stereo, Extended Mono, Front Stage Surround, Auto Surround

Ultra HD Pass-through with HDCP 2.2 (4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit, 4K/24p/4:4:4/36-bit, 4K/60p/4:2:0/36-bit): yes

HDR and BT.2020 Support: yes

Ultra HD Upscaling (1080p 4K): yes

3D Ready (Blu-ray Disc™, Broadcast, and Games): yes

Deep Colour (36-bit), "x.v.Colour": yes

FireConnect™*1 for Multi-room Audio: yes

Google Cast*1*2: yes

Apple AirPlay Certified: yes

Spotify®, Tidal*1, and Deezer*1 Music Streaming Services Ready*3: yes

Internet Radio (TuneIn): yes

Hi-Res Audio File Playback via USB/Network: Up to 192 kHz/24-bit ALAC, AIFF, FLAC, WAV 11.2/5.6/2.8 MHz DSD Playback

Dolby® TrueHD Playback (USB only): yes

Built-in Wi-Fi® (Dual Band 5 GHz/2.4 GHz): yes

Built-in Bluetooth® Wireless Technology (Version: 4.1, Profile: A2DP/AVRCP, Codec: SBC/AAC): yes

Pioneer Remote App Ready (iOS/Android)*4: yes

iControlAV5 Remote Control App Ready (iOS/Android)*4: yes

New GUI with System/Network Setup Menu: yes

Auto Power Off in HDMI Standby Through: yes

AM/FM Tuner 40 Presets: yes

Sleep Timer: yes

User-Friendly Simple Remote Control: yes

HDMI 7 In (4 Assignable): yes

HDMI 2 Out (1 for MAIN, 1 for SUB): yes

Ethernet 1 In: yes

AV (Component) 2 In (Assignable): yes

AV (Composite) 2 In (Assignable): yes

Audio 2 In (Assignable1): yes

Phono (MM) 1 In: yes

Digital Coaxial 2 In (Assignable): yes

Digital Optical 3 In (Assignable): yes

Subwoofer 2 Pre Out: yes

Zone 2/ZONE 3 Pre/Line Out: yes

IR 1 In/1 Out: yes

12 V Trigger 2 Out/RS-232C: yes

FM/AM Antenna: yes

Power Requirements: AC 220-230 V, 50/60 Hz

Power Consumption/Standby: 310 W/0.15 W

Dimensions (W x H x D): 435 x 185 x 441 mm

Weight: 15.3 kg

HDMI 1 In: yes

USB 1 In for USB Drive: yes

MCACC Setup MIC In: yes

Phones 1 Out: yes

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