THX Ultra2 Plus 7-Channel ICEpower Elite A/V Receiver Featuring AIR Studios Monitor Sound Tuning Certification

  • AIR Studios Monitor Sound Tuning Certification
  • HDMI® Ver. 1.3a (5 Inputs / 2 Output Including Front HDMI Input)
  • Multi-Channel PQLS for Jitterless Audio Transmission



ICE Power

The Pioneer® Elite® SC-27 A/V receiver was designed to deliver best-in-class sound quality for full-scale immersion into today's new high-definition multi-channel home theaters. Incorporating Pioneer’s exclusive Direct Energy HD amplifier with ICEpower® Class-D technology, the SC-27 was designed to bring new levels of clarity, detail, and dynamic "quick response" to Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD® Master soundtracks on the Blu-ray Disc® format.  Pioneer’s exclusive Direct Energy HD amplifier is the first multi-channel Class-D amplifier to earn the coveted THX Ultra2 Plus certification.  This revolutionary amplifier design also provides incredible power output with minimal energy loss from wasted energy in the form of heat, making the SC-27 one of the first truly green home theater a/v receivers available today.

With a long-standing product development partnership with world renowned AIR Studios in London, England, and certification from THX® Labs, the SC-27 has the stamp of approval for delivery of cinematic performance in the home-theater with all of the artistic vision intact.  The AIR Studios Sound Tuning is inherently embedded in Pioneer’s exclusive Advanced Auto MCACC room calibration system.

New HD-Audio digital signal processing is also crucial to maintaining the integrity of the Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio surround sound formats. Lower resolution and compressed multi-channel formats will also benefit with a professional grade Burr-Brown® Sampling Rate Converter that will effectively scale all analog and digital signals to 192kHz/24-Bit resolution; exclusive to the SC-27 and a key component to its step-up feature set.

No matter the video format for movies, videos, or games, the latest line of Pioneer Elite receivers makes it possible to enjoy them all with new HDMI® 48-Bit Deep Colour and x.v. Colour capabilities, analog video conversion to HDMI, standard definition upscaling to1080p, and Pioneer proprietary PureCinema conversion born from Pioneer’s leadership in high-definition video processing. Enjoy your favorite Blu-ray Disc movie in full 1080p/24fps resolution through the 5 HDMI inputs; one of which is conveniently located on the front panel.



The latest line of Pioneer Elite receivers is also among the first to be Works with iPhone certified, ready to bring your iTunes® library, photos, and videos stored on your iPhone and YouTube® content accessed from your iPhone to your home theater. The navigation is made easy and fun with a Graphical User Interface (GUI) that even provides on-screen album art, all from a newly designed LCD illuminated learning remote. The Elite SC-27 expands your entertainment options further with audio and photo streaming from your PC through an existing home network, and antenna inputs now make it ready to bring subscription services from SIRIUS® and XM® Satellite Radio* into your home entertainment system, rounding out the wide variety of new media options.


If whole-home entertainment is part of the plan, the Elite SC-27 receiver is fully ready for custom integration with several new features including dual HDMI outputs, HD component video assignable to a second zone, 2nd Zone On-Screen Graphical User Interface, and inputs for network content, satellite radio and all other analog inputs to up to three zones. Now the family can enjoy entertainment throughout the house and at the heart of the experience is the Elite SC-27.



*As of April 2009, the Rhapsody and SIRIUS Internet Radio services are only offered in the United States

*SIRIUS and XM Satellite Radio are paid subscription music services, each requiring an antenna, sold separately.

PIONEER,ELITE and the PIONEER and ELITE logos are registered trademarks of Pioneer Corporation.
Specifications and design subject to modification without notice
DOLBY, DOLBY DIGITAL PLUS, DOLBY TRUEHD and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
DTS, and DTS Digital Surround are registered trademarks of Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
iPod,and iPhone are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
HDMI, the HDMI logo are registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC.
Air Studios and the Air Studios logo are registered trademarks of Air Studios, Inc.
XM is a registered trademark of XM Satellite Radio Inc.
SIRIUS and the SIRIUS dog logo are registered trademarks of SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Inc
ICEPOWER is a trademark or registered trademark of Bang & Olufsen ICEpower a/s.
HDMI may not allow transmission of copright-protected material, depending on the capability of the signal source.
>Neural Surround is a trademark of Neural Audio Corporation.

  • ICEpower<sup>®</sup> Direct Energy HD
  • 140W x 7 (20Hz - 20kHz, .09% THD @ 8 ohms, All Channels Driven)
  • 140W x 2 (20Hz - 20kHz, .09% THD @ 8 ohms)
Audio Processing
  • Dual Core
  • Monitor Certification
  • Multi-channel
  • Advanced MCACC 9 Band EQ
  • Full Band
  • (Focus,Wide)
  • (13+1) Modes
  • Burr Brown 192 kHz / 24-bit
  • Wolfson WM8740 192 kHz / 24-bit DAC
Video Processing
  • Redesigned, Full-color GUI
  • Zone 2 & 3
  • Learning with Illuminated LCD
  • 3-zone
  • 5 (Including 1 Front Panel Input)
  • 2
  • 3
  • 2
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • 1
  • 7 (4 Optical, 3 Coaxial)
  • 2 Optical
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
  • 3-zones
  • Composite or Component
  • Composite or Component
  • 2
  • Aluminum/Urushi
  • 3 Year Elite Warranty
  • 16.56" x 7.92" x 18.12" (W x H x D)
  • 40 lbs. 11 oz.

Updated on 07/01/2009

*Please note that as of the release date of this firmware the Rhapsody and Sirius Internet Radio services are only available in the United States.