What Hi Fi Sound and Vision Thu, 11 Oct 2012, 2:55pm

Pioneer SC-LX56

Tested at £1300

Best home cinema amplifier £700-£1500, Awards 2012. Pioneer has the recipe for success at this price – and we're sure you'd like a taste

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Video scaling 1080p
Weight (kg) 15.3
Multichannel analogue in 0
Channels/power(w) 9x130
Tuner Presets n/a
Dimensions (hwd, cm) 19x44x44
Phono in 0
THX Select2
Multiroom 3 zone
LW Yes
Network capable Yes
Optical digital in 2
Learning remote Yes
MW Yes
HDMI Video out 2
Optical digital out 0
HDMI Audio out 2
HDMI Video in 5
Internet Yes
SW Yes
HDMI Audio in 5
USB Audio in 1
USB Video 0
Video upconversion Yes
S-Video out No
S-Video in 0
Pro-Logic II Yes
Pro-Logic IIx Yes
Room EQ Yes
Preouts 9
Ethernet audio 1
Component out 1
Composite in 3
Composite out 3
Component in 2
Coaxial digital out 0
Analogue audio in 3
Auto set-up Yes
Coaxial digital in 2
HDMI 1.3a Yes
Dolby Digital EX Yes
Ethernet video 1
FireWire in 0
FM Yes
HD audio via HDMI Yes
Dolby Digital Plus Yes
Dolby TrueHD Yes
DTS Neo:6 Yes
DTS Master Audio Yes
DTS 96/24 Yes

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