----- a hypnotic sound experience like no other.... KUDOS PIONEER! ( 5 *****) !!
Bogus Baxter "Bogie", Amazon
22 January 2014
Summary: when it all comes down to it, pioneer always delivers the goods. they are one of the true audio companies that lay low, but release products that really " let the music do the talking." the sc-05 is fairly simple. fairly straight forward. not really a lot of bells + whistles and in all fairness is quite bland in graphic gui on screen display compared to sony, denon and others. ok so be it. what really matters most is the punch.
Summary: This is by far the best receiver I have ever owned. At 140 watts per channel you get clean sound signals going to your speakers. There are so many features about this unit it can be overwhelming to operate. The Ethernet input is nice when you connect it to your network, how ever the pioneer av apps do not work with this model. Unless you own a newer elite receiver I doubt you can find anything better.
Summary: if it would pass thru hdmi tv i'd give it a 5 the ice amp sound is very good.easy setup with microphone. the reviews were spot on and for the $550 I paid can't beat it like having a whole new library of music to listen to.
Summary: We were happy with the performance of the Pioneer SC-05 up until it failed. It's outside of warranty and repair costs are, it seems, astronomical for this unit. From talking with the local electronics company that manages repair and warranty; it seems Pioneer has had many issues with their digital amps/av-receivers.
Summary: I had to send this in for repair after just a couple hours of listening (would not power on). Three months later it was returned and worked fine. In fact it sounds great with lots of clean and refreshing power. But, six hours more listening and back into the shop. Hope I get it back soon and that the use time exceeds the repair time before endo of warranty (different failure - voltage regulator).
Summary: Pioneer Elite has gotten back in the game with their ICEPower receivers. I have owned this receiver for about 7 months and it does everything extremely well. SACD, CD, Internet Radio, and USB (MP3 Files) all have fantastic punch and detail. Blu-ray with lossless soundtracks are beyond fantastic and better than the theater. Networking with my home PC gave access to Internet Radio, digital movies, pictures and more. The Pioneer Elite SC-05 looks and sounds great.
Summary: Good: fabulous sound, cool-running amps, surround-sound internet radio, easy speaker set-up, home-computer media access, loads of power, phono input, multiple HDMI in/outs, classy front panel. Bad: horrible remote, no monaural mode, can't optimize simultaneously across multiple listening positions, and did I mention about the terrible remote? I've had the sc05 for 10 months now, and while I think it's a fantastic receiver, I'm going to focus here on the remote.
Summary: Ice power under 1500 bucks. Upconverting sucks but come on if your spending this kind of money what are you upconverting. Sound quality is plain and simple. NO other reciever will sound better than this one under 2500 dollars. Its big, its heavy and Home media gallery rocks. When company comes over I let them listen to Iraq or Iran Rock radio in an awsome bitrate. Iam not a fan of their music but at least you can listen to it and its an awsome experience.