Of course, the SC-LX502's bread and butter are movies and surround sound, but there's no harm in offering a wide selection of streaming abilities too.
Chromecast built-in is there, together with DTS Play-Fi support for beaming audio to compatible wireless speakers. There's support for all the major music streaming services too, including Spotify, Deezer and Tidal, plus TuneIn internet radio.
Bluetooth and AirPlay are both supported if you want to beam music from a smartphone or tablet.
The amp uses Pioneer's Direct Energy HD Amplification and uses the company's trademark MCACC auto-calibration software to aid set-up. A clever reflex optimiser claims to be able to bring the best out of Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers by improving integration and clarity.
There's a 32-bit/768kHz multi-channel DAC for all your hi-res needs (including DSD support) and the receiver can be controlled using the Pioneer Remote App for Android and iOS devices. Pricing is still TBC, but the amp is due to go on sale at some point in September.