The SC-LX90 features a three Digital Core Engine with separate processors for each post-processing requirement: A 3rd-generation SHARC® processor for HD audio decoading and Advanced Sound Retriever processing, a Freescale DSP for Precision Distance and Front Stage Surround Advance processing, and a 3rd-generation SHARC® processor for Advanced MCACC and Full Band Phase Control. By having dedicated high-performance DSPs, extremely precise signal processing can be achieved at high speed.
SHARC is a registered trademark of Analog Devices, Inc.
The SC-LX90 has built-in decoders for Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio — the latest surround sound formats for the next generation optical discs. The lossless format lets you enjoy sound that is bit-for-bit identical to the studio master. The unit is also compatible with Dolby® Digital Plus, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, and DTS Express for low-bit audio, offering various options for multi-channel entertainment.
Dolby is a registered trademark of Dolby Laboratories.
DTS is a registered trademark & the DTS logos and Symbol are trademarks of DTS, Inc.
Pioneer's Full Band Phase Control is an innovative solution for phase shift in a multi-channel speaker setting. With advanced digital signal processing (DSP), this feature compensates for any deviation in the speaker network, and adjusts the phase of each unit, as well as the group delay, for each speaker. Full Band Phase Control is also effective when speakers with different characteristics are combined, creating clear sound image and localization in an ideal sound field.
Advanced MCACC, our 3D automatic calibration system which performs fine adjustments and controls standing waves, has further evolved. It improves the stereo image with symmetric EQ compensation by taking phase characteristics into consideration. In addition, speaker adjustment accuracy has been enhanced to 1 cm increments. A push of a button provides you with a studio-quaity multi-channel listening environment.
Precision Distance is a world's first, and a very innovative feature for making manual adjustments to the speaker distance. You can easily duplicate a skilled installer's precise positioning with the help of a level gauge shown on the display.
The jitter reduction system for an HDMI connection and the PQLS function for an i.LINK connection provides highly accurate signal transmission from DVD or SACD/CD players. The 192 kHz Sampling Rate Converter, together with the low-jitter clock system, further improves signal accuracy during D/A conversion for precise reproduction of the most delicate nuances.
Wolfson D/A converters — approved by professional sound engineers around the world — have further evolved into a newly developed flagship model. The SC-LX90 carries the new Wolfson WM8741 D/A converters — deemed "World's best sounding DAC" — to offer you an astounding audio experience.
The SC-LX90 is certified for THX Ultra2 Plus, the highest level THX certification created by Lucasfilm. It is designed to maintain the impact and integrity of audio content even when played in a home theatre at lower volume settings.
THX and THX Ultra2 are trademarks of THX Ltd., which may be registered in some jurisdictions. All rights reserved.
The SC-LX90 has gone through a tuning session with U.K.'s AIR Studios, the world-famous recording studio founded by legendary producer Sir George Martin. The highest AIR Studios Monitor Reference certification has been granted to the SC-LX90.
AIR Studios and the AIR Studios logo are registered trademarks of AIR Studios, Inc