Pioneer SC-LX88 AV receiver unboxing video

With a price tag of over £2000, Pioneer's flagship SC-LX88 AV receiver sits firmly in the realm of serious home cinema kit. It sits atop the 2014 range of five amps, three of which are set to feature Dolby Atmos compatability via a soon-to-land firmware upgrade, and serves as the successor to last year's five-star SC-LX87.

You can read our full review here, but in the meantime, you can watch our unboxing video to see just what you get for your £2,200, and what differences have been implemented since last year.

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Verity Burns

Verity is a freelance technology journalist and former Multimedia Editor at What Hi-Fi?. 

Having chalked up more than 15 years in the industry, she has covered the highs and lows across the breadth of consumer tech, sometimes travelling to the other side of the world to do so. With a specialism in audio and TV, however, it means she's managed to spend a lot of time watching films and listening to music in the name of "work".

You'll occasionally catch her on BBC Radio commenting on the latest tech news stories, and always find her in the living room, tweaking terrible TV settings at parties.