Pioneer to release Dolby Atmos update for high-end AV receiver range

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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Max is a staff writer for What Hi-Fi?'s sister site, TechRadar, in Australia. But being the wonderful English guy he is, he helps out with content across a number of Future sites, including What Hi-Fi?. It wouldn't be his first exposure to the world of all things hi-fi and home cinema, as his first role in technology journalism was with What Hi-Fi? in the UK. Clearly he pined to return after making the move to Australia and the team have welcomed him back with arms wide open.