The Elite VSX-03TXH and VSX-01TXH join Pioneer’s leading receiver from 2007 – the VSX-94TXH – to round out the entire 2008 offering. All three models flawlessly pass a 1080p picture with full reproduction capabilities of all new high resolution audio formats. For accurate, natural surround sound reproduction of all connected HD and SD devices, Pioneer employs its exclusive room tuning feature in all four new Elite receivers. Advanced MCACC ensures studio quality surround sound regardless of the room configuration by making subtle adjustments to optimize the audio experience. In addition, Pioneer’s Elite SC-07, SC-05 and VSX-94TXH incorporate the exclusive Full Band Phase Control, which eliminates “phase lag” or group delay between all speakers in a home theater system.
The new Elite SC-07, SC-05 and VSX-94TXH receivers include Neural-THX allowing for encoded content to be delivered in a two-channel stereo format and decoded for dispersion among up to 7.1 channel surround sound. In addition, the full line of Elite receivers includes dialogue enhancements, a wide range of listening modes, Mid-night Listening, Lip-Sync A/V synchronization and anti-jitter technologies. The SC-07 is equipped with a professional level Burr Brown Sampling Rate Converter (SRC) to scale all digital audio signals up to 192 kHz 24-bit resolution.
The SC-07 and SC-05 enhance also utilize Pioneer’s home networking feature, Home Media Gallery, which enables users to select personal digital music and JPEG photo files direct from a PC hard drive or USB for playback in the living room through the main HD home theater system. Through the receiver, users can access and stream digital media files directly from a connected home PC or laptop computer with IP networking capability. Home Media Gallery is compliant with Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), Windows Vista or Windows Media Connect as well as Microsoft playsforsure DRM technology.
Recognizing that the proliferation of portable music devices has resulted in reduced audio file sizes that have negatively affected the reproduction quality of audio entertainment, Pioneer employs its proprietary Sound Retriever DSP technology, which works by “filling in” and compensating for the audio data removed from the compressed files (WMA, MP3, MPEG-4 AAC) for music playback that it claims is near CD quality. Pioneer also continues to provide full-feature connectivity with Advanced Digital iPod USB, which also allows users to navigate and select personalized music playlists from their iPods. Users can control these digital components player with the receiver’s remote control and on-screen display.
The Pioneer Elite BDP-05FD and BDP-51FD BonusView Blu-ray Disc players will begin shipping this summer for suggested prices of USD$799 and $599, respectively and the VSX-01TXH and VSX-03TXH will be available in June for a suggested price of USD$750 and $1,000, respectively. The SC-05 and SC-07 will be available in August for a suggested price of USD$1,800 and $2,200, respectively. The VSX-94TXH is currently available for US$1,600.