Pioneer SC-77 vs. Pioneer SC-75


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Pioneer
SC-77

  • Suggested Price: $2,000.00
  • Release Date: July 2013

Pioneer
SC-75

  • Suggested Price: $1,600.00
  • Release Date: July 2013

Pros for buying the Pioneer SC-77:

+8
3 HDMI outputs (1 for main/HDZONE)
+7
ZONE 3 AV (Composite), Volume & Balance
+7
ZONE 2 AV (Composite), Component, Sub, Volume, Balance, Tone
+6
140 watts per channel
+6
9.1 channel preouts
+6
ESS-DAC Sabre32 bit for All-channels
+6
Class D3 amplification
+6
AIR Studios Monitor Certified
+5
DSD Direct Playback via USB Memory Devices (5.6 MHz, 2.8 MHz)
+5
DSD Disc (SACD) Playback via HDMI (2.8 MHz)
+5
GUI with Album Artwork (HDMI only)
+5
AVNavigator Allows Easy Set-Up
+4
Wirelessly plays: AIFF/WAV/Apple Lossless/FLAC/MP3/WMA/AAC
+4
USB/LAN: AIFF/WAV/Apple Lossless/FLAC/MP3/WMA/AAC/DSD 5.6 Mhz
+3
2 Year Warranty
+3
Front HDMI/MHL/USB & iPAD/iPhone5/iPod
+2
Firmware update via Internet or USB
+2
Windows 8 Certified
+2
AirPlay, Air Jam, HTC Connect, DLNA
+1
Custom Install (Control4/AMX/Crestron/RTI)

Pros for buying the Pioneer SC-75:

+8
3 HDMI outputs (1 for main/HDZONE)
+7
ZONE 3 Audio: Volume & Balance
+7
ZONE 2 AV (Composite), Component, Sub, Volume, Balance & Tone
+6
135 watts per channel
+6
ESS-DAC Sabre32 bit for All-channels
+6
Class D3 amplification
+6
9.1 channel preouts
+5
GUI with Album Artwork (HDMI only)
+5
DSD Disc (SACD) Playback via HDMI (2.8 MHz)
+5
DSD Direct Playback via USB Memory Devices (2.8 Mhz)
+5
AVNavigator Allows Easy Set-Up
+4
Wirelessly plays: AIFF/WAV/Apple Lossless/FLAC/MP3/WMA/AAC
+4
USB/LAN: AIFF/WAV/Apple Lossless/FLAC/MP3/WMA/AAC/DSD
+3
AirPlay, Air Jam, HTC Connect, DLNA
+3
Front HDMI/MHL/USB & iPAD/iPhone5/iPod
+3
2 Year Warranty
+2
Firmware update via Internet or USB
+2
Windows 8 Certified
+1
Custom Install (Control4/AMX/Crestron/RTI)

Cons against buying the Pioneer SC-77:

+6
No Asynchronous USB Audio DAC 192kHz 32-Bit
+4
WiFi AS-WL300 adapter sold separately
+4
Bluetooth AS-BT200 adapter sold separately

Cons against buying the Pioneer SC-75:

+6
Not AIR Studios Monitor Certified
+5
USB DSD Playback 2.8Mhz (versus 5.6Mhz)
+5
No Asynchronous USB Audio DAC 192kHz 32-Bit
+4
Bluetooth AS-BT200 adapter sold separately
+4
WiFi AS-WL300 adapter sold separately

Specifications

Audio Decoding True HD, DD Plus, PLIIz, DTS-HD Master Audio/DTS Neo:X
Audio Processing Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration Circuit (MCACC)
Channels 9.2
HDMI 9 inputs (8 back, 1 front), 3 output, MHL 2.0 input
Network Ethernet, AirPlay, DLNA, Pandora, vTuner + adapters
Power 140 watts / ch (8 ohms, 20-20kHz, 2 ch driven)
Smart Control iControlAV2013 App iPhone/iPad/Android/HTC
THX Certified THX Ultra2 Plus
Video Upscaling 4k Ultra HD / 1028p Scaler with QDEO

Specifications

Audio Decoding True HD, DD Plus, PLIIz, DTS-HD Master Audio/DTS Neo:X
Audio Processing Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration Circuit (MCACC)
Channels 9.2
HDMI 9 inputs (8 back, 1 front), 3 output, MHL 2.0 input
Network Ethernet, AirPlay, DLNA, Pandora, vTuner + adapters
Power 135 watts / ch (8 ohms, 20-20kHz, 2 ch driven)
Smart Control iControlAV2013 App iPhone/iPad/Android/HTC
THX Certified THX Select2 Plus
Video Upscaling 4k Ultra HD / 1028p Scaler with QDEO

Compare the SC-77 versus:

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Pioneer SC-79

  • Step-up
  • Suggested Price: $3,000.00
  • Release Date: July 2013

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Pioneer SC-67

  • Older model
  • Suggested Price: $2,000.00
  • Release Date: May 2012

Compare the SC-75 versus:

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Pioneer SC-65

  • Older model
  • Suggested Price: $1,600.00
  • Release Date: May 2012

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Pioneer SC-72

  • Step-down
  • Suggested Price: $1,300.00
  • Release Date: June 2013


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