Pioneer Elite SC-89 AV Receiver Review Specs

Power Output: 9 x 140 watts (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 2 channels driven)
Auto Setup/Room EQ: MCACC Pro
Video Processing: Marvell Qdeo, 4K scaling/passthrough
Dimensions (WxHxD, Inches): 17.13 x 7.31 x 17.38
Weight (Pounds): 38.81
Video Inputs: HDMI 2.0 (7), MHL-enabled HDMI (1), component video (2), composite video (2)
Audio Inputs: Coaxial digital (2), optical digital (2), stereo analog (3), phono (1)
Additional: USB (1), Ethernet (1), adapter port (1), IR remote (2 in, 1 out), AM (1), FM (1)
Video Outputs: HDMI 2.0 (3), HDBaseT (1), component video (1), composite video (2)
Audio Outputs: Optical digital (1), stereo analog (3), 9.2 channel pre-out (11.2 channel terminals) (1), ¼-inch headphone (1)
Additional: RS-232 (1), 12-volt trigger (2)
Price: $3,000

Company Info
Pioneer Electronics USA
(800) 421-1404

Pioneer Electronics USA
(800) 421-1404

Jonasandezekiel's picture

Mark, is it safe to say that this receiver sounds identical to the previous generation sc-79? Any differences?

jh20001's picture

I had first read about this on Poc ( when I realized this was the receiver I had been looking for to use in my setup throughout the house. I could care less about Atmos for the most part, although I may dabble with it later on as it becomes more available in movies. Poc's review wasn't much better, as it was pretty simple. It just caught me at the right time lol. I wouldn't mind seeing additional demonstrations of how such an AVR performs in various situations. I guess I will find out for myself when it comes in the mail. My hopes are pretty high at the moment.

hk2000's picture

I don't know what everyone is complaining about! who cares what an individual's subjective opinion of sound quality of a receiver is. Give me comprehensive measurements and feature list, and I consider it a great review- which this review does and is.