If you want a powerful but refined multichannel receiver to go with Pioneer's new BDP-LX71A Blu-ray player, the SC-LX81 is a superb choice
A solidly competitive, capable multichannel receiver that will decode all available forms of surround audio from your disc collection
An amp you've just got to listen to – it makes movies viscerally thrilling or intimate as needed.
The Pioneer PDX-Z9 is an innovative idea, full of useful features, and comes in a tidy little package. It's a one-box hi-fi with digital amplification
A rare lapse in quality from Pioneer. You can buy much better for the money
Specification and design impressive apart from the remote), but perhaps lacking substance at this price point?
Stereo imaging and focus are the Pioneer’s strengths – so despite a few shortcomings (overly polite sound) this is still a stunning performer
Up there with the best, some imperfections, but when it comes to sound quality it's well worth the five-star rating
The tall and imposing Pioneer speakers deliver an arresting scale of sound, which is also smooth and inoffensive