Summary: Just bought this receiver(SC 37-Year 2011) to replace my previous Elite VSX 72(Year 2004). Have to say I am very pleased with pick up in audio detail and punch. Both are great receivers but the SC 37 sounds cleaner and crisper. I am testing with my in wall units(Polk MC 85s) as well as my towers(Infinity P360s- that my wife made me resign to basement :-( ) So far so good and worth the dollars I paid, $800 at Best Buy as an open box.
Pioneer SC-37 7.1-Channel 3D Ready A/V Receiver (Purchased on 07/03/2011)
James D. Atchley "Desktop Manager", Amazon
5 August 2011
Summary: Awesome!! I read reviews on all types of recievers and did what others did and just picked this one. I am happy I did. It fits well with my current system;(HDMI)Sharp Aquos 37 inch HD TV, (RCA)Sony record player, (RCA) WII, (HDMI) Direct TV, (HDMI) Samsung DVD/VHS player, (HDMI) Phillips DVD Player, IPOD. Everthing is going INTO the reciever and out to the TV and stereo speakers BOSE M2.
Summary: The Elite series from Pioneer has developed a reputation for providing high quality at an affordable price. This is the third Elite receiver I have owned, and it definitely lives up to what it should be. Don't worry, I got the second one to move from 5.1 to 7.1, and I just got this one because the second one got zapped in an electrical storm. (I now have an APC J15 UPS protecting my equipment.
Summary: Great receiver, has all of the latest features. Pioneer's MCACC Auto setup works well. RC mode is a big plus, particularly if receiver is not line of sight. Runs much cooler than my previous preamp-amplifier combination and has more power. So efficient that it will actually put out very close to the two channel rated power into five channels with less than 0.1% distortion.
Summary: ordered & received this "monster" last week & spent all day yesterday hooking everything up and cannot believe how much this improved my H.T. system I am running the following components though it: PS2 PS3 slim Xbox 360 slim FIOS HD DVR Klipsch RS-42 (front & rear) Klipsch XL-23 center Klipsch RW-10D 10" subwoofer oppo BDP93 Logitech Squeezebox Touch Yamaha CD-C600BL CD changer Sangean HDT-1X HD radio Sirius adapter monitor is a Sony Bravia 700EX Series 60" LED TV...
Summary: Ok So i just got my Receiver in the mail today and hooked it all up. It sounds amazing. I have a very Hi-End sound system and was looking for something to replace my Pioneer VSX 54TX which did not support HDMI audio. I am using Krell and Kef speakers in a 7.1 system. I was really excited that this was the new HDMI 1.4 supporting 3D. It comes with many conectivity options and the Ice Amps puting out 140w per channel was plenty of clean power for most of my system.