Earlier this summer, Pioneer announced that three of its latest AV receivers – the high-end SC-LX models – would be able to support Dolby Atmos technology, bringing cinema-quality audio to your living room.

Now the company has confirmed that a free downloadable firmware update will be released at the end of the month, bringing Dolby Atmos sound to the SC-LX88, SC-LX78 and SC-LX58 (pictured) 9.2 channel AV receivers.

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With Dolby Atmos, owners of the SC-LX range will be able to experience multi-dimensional sound in the home when connected to an appropriate speaker configuration. All SC-LX models feature Class D digital ampflication technology, HDMI 2.0 ports with 4K/60p support and ESS SABRE Ultra DACs.

Pioneer's acoustic calibration system, MCACC Pro is also onboard, as is support for Spotify Connect and multi-room setup and playback configurations. The SC-LX88 has the added benefit of a USB DAC as well.

If you're the owner of an SC-LX AV receiver, you'll be able to download the Pioneer Dolby Atmos firmware update free of charge from Pioneer's website at the end of the month.

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tlunnon's picture


Hi anyone know if it will be available

on the SCLX 57

Andy Clough's picture

Atmos update

As far as we know the update is just for the three new models.

Saikat Dey's picture

atmos update

Is pioneer releasing update for all sc-lx models? Or just the new 3 of them?