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Last Edited by annie930ny July 30, 2016 at 09:53 AM
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/pione...Id=4201302

I have it, it rocks.
HDCP 2.2
4K ultra HD (HDMI 2.0)
9.2 channels amplified (D3 digital amps)
11.2 channels for full atmos experience (2 channel external amp required)
Airplay, zone 2/3, hdmi zone 2 (hdzone)
All the bells and whistles

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#3
Thanks OP, I was waiting for it to get back to $999. Will be going to pick it up today.
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#4
Nice re'cer I have an older model, fyi remote sucks my volume buttons don't work anymore which is rediculous for the price I paid.
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this is a great receiver in general but the UI sucks.
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Pioneer remotes and UI are absolutely the worst...
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Yeah but in defense their ios app is one of the best and ive more or less used them all - yamaha a close second -

Super polished and very very deep and functional

Between their ios app and my harmony app/ultimate/hub i think i used their handheld remote once when my harmony and phone were both dead and charging...

And at least the remote has a backlight - i cant believe how many avr / etc remotes STILL refuse to add that simple functionality
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Confused, the BestBuy descrption says 1.0 THD but also says 0.04 THD.
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Picked up last time it was for this price. It is a great receiver. I liked it so much that I am changing my projector and have added couple of more speakers for Atmos.

I agree with the above poster that their iOS app is one of the best I have seen for a receiver.
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#10
if I could find someone to buy my 1522k I'd have this already
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It's HDCP 2.2 on two inputs as well
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Quote from Tyross View Post :
Confused, the BestBuy descrption says 1.0 THD but also says 0.04 THD.
"Two channels driven continuously into 8-ohm loads:
0.1% distortion at 132.4 watts
1% distortion at 159.0 watts

Five channels driven continuously into 8-ohm loads:
0.1% distortion at 121.6 watts
1% distortion at 140.8 watts

Seven channels driven continuously into 8-ohm loads:
0.1% distortion at 96.7 watts
1% distortion at 108.5 watts

Analog frequency response in Pure Direct mode:
-0.10 dB at 10 Hz
-0.03 dB at 20 Hz
+1.11 dB at 20 kHz
-1.08 dB at 50 kHz.

Analog frequency response with signal processing:
-0.80 dB at 10 Hz
-0.25 dB at 20 Hz
+0.97 dB at 20 kHz
-63.87 dB at 50 kHz.

image: http://cdn.soundandvision.com/ima...l.meas.jpg



This graph shows that the SC-95's left channel, from CD input to speaker output with two channels driving 8-ohm loads, reaches 0.1% distortion at 132.4 watts and 1% distortion at 159.0 watts. Into 4 ohms, the amplifier reaches 0.1% distortion at 230.2 watts and 1% distortion at 278.4 watts.

There was no multichannel input to measure. THD+N from the CD input to the speaker output was less than 0.014% at 1 kHz when driving 2.83 volts into an 8-ohm load. Crosstalk at 1 kHz driving 2.83 volts into an 8-ohm load was -88.71 dB left to right and -91.09 dB right to left. The signal-to-noise ratio with an 8-ohm load from 10 Hz to 24 kHz with "A" weighting was -100.53 dBrA.

From the Dolby Digital input to the loudspeaker output, the left channel measures -0.03 dB at 20 Hz and +0.89 dB at 20 kHz. The center channel measures -0.03 dB at 20 Hz and +0.83 dB at 20 kHz, and the left surround channel measures -0.03 dB at 20 Hz and +0.83 dB at 20 kHz. From the Dolby Digital input to the line-level output, the LFE channel is +0.01 dB at 20 Hz when referenced to the level at 40 Hz and reaches the upper 3-dB


Read more at http://www.soundandvision.com/content/pioneer-elite-sc-95-av-receiver-review-test-bench#BoqG7mLt2GgG4QgC.99"
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I jumped from an SC-1522-K (essentially an SC-65) to the model below this, the SC-85. Got it off E-bay used and sans remote for ~$400 + shipping. Guy also included a audiophile Denon universal DVD/BD/SA-CD, etc. player that I sold to offset the shipping and a bit of the cost.

Long story short, the 85 is an AMAZING receiver. I put it in my 'man cave' and installed some in-ceiling speakers. Atmos is a REALLY nice step up over the basic 5.1 / 7.1, etc. config. I also noticed a dramatic improvement in overall sound quality/clarity versus my 1522 that it replaced. My wife even noticed it. It COULD be that my speakers just needed a good re-calibrating, but...

The 95 will also get you HCDP compliance and wireless connectivity. Our living room has high ceilings that wouldn't play nice with Atmos or I'd be all over this.
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I have had the Pioneer VSX 1121-K for around 4 years now and it has served me well, but I am in the market for a more powerful receiver and upgraded speakers. I have been putting off the constant Denon 4200 deals here considering the newer models are releasing soon.

Would it be wiser to wait for the new Pioneer model as well?

Also, is this receiver more music friendly or movie friendly (sound wise)
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Last edited by ruffrhyno July 30, 2016 at 11:52 AM
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Quote from 460cidpower View Post :
"Two channels driven continuously into 8-ohm loads:
0.1% distortion at 132.4 watts
1% distortion at 159.0 watts

Five channels driven continuously into 8-ohm loads:
0.1% distortion at 121.6 watts
1% distortion at 140.8 watts

Seven channels driven continuously into 8-ohm loads:
0.1% distortion at 96.7 watts
1% distortion at 108.5 watts

Analog frequency response in Pure Direct mode:
-0.10 dB at 10 Hz
-0.03 dB at 20 Hz
+1.11 dB at 20 kHz
-1.08 dB at 50 kHz.

Analog frequency response with signal processing:
-0.80 dB at 10 Hz
-0.25 dB at 20 Hz
+0.97 dB at 20 kHz
-63.87 dB at 50 kHz.

image: http://cdn.soundandvision.com/ima...l.meas.jpg



This graph shows that the SC-95's left channel, from CD input to speaker output with two channels driving 8-ohm loads, reaches 0.1% distortion at 132.4 watts and 1% distortion at 159.0 watts. Into 4 ohms, the amplifier reaches 0.1% distortion at 230.2 watts and 1% distortion at 278.4 watts.

There was no multichannel input to measure. THD+N from the CD input to the speaker output was less than 0.014% at 1 kHz when driving 2.83 volts into an 8-ohm load. Crosstalk at 1 kHz driving 2.83 volts into an 8-ohm load was -88.71 dB left to right and -91.09 dB right to left. The signal-to-noise ratio with an 8-ohm load from 10 Hz to 24 kHz with "A" weighting was -100.53 dBrA.

From the Dolby Digital input to the loudspeaker output, the left channel measures -0.03 dB at 20 Hz and +0.89 dB at 20 kHz. The center channel measures -0.03 dB at 20 Hz and +0.83 dB at 20 kHz, and the left surround channel measures -0.03 dB at 20 Hz and +0.83 dB at 20 kHz. From the Dolby Digital input to the line-level output, the LFE channel is +0.01 dB at 20 Hz when referenced to the level at 40 Hz and reaches the upper 3-dB


Read more at http://www.soundandvision.com/content/pioneer-elite-sc-95-av-receiver-review-test-bench#BoqG7mLt2GgG4QgC.99"
Thank you! Repped.
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