Summary: This in rebuttal to the 2 star review that said online sales of pioneer equipment has no warranty if he did a little research on the Pioneer site he would have seen the Amazon along with many other online retailers are authorize sellers.
Summary: Unbeleivable! The SC 57 is fantastic.Tremendous power, excellent features, simply a joy every time I power it up. Airplay & icontrol app are really cool. The D3 amps sound great! Have owned Pioneer in the past & was looking @ Denon 4311c & Marantz AV 7005. So many choices in the $1400 plus catagory makes it difficult to decide. Sure glad I went with the SC 57. A 5 star WOW!!!!
Summary: This unit is replacing my old Sony STR-DA5300ES which did not have 3D pass-thru. Very inpressive sound and options, bye bye Sony, who no longer sell ES products direct to the end user.I have B&W Nautilus 804 speakers with HTM-1 center speaker and wanted a receiver that would do them justice. They have never sounded so good and with the 9.1 capability I was able to Bi-amp my 7.1 system.
Summary: Hi,, I've been using the Denon 3808CI with 4 x B&W 805i and CDM-C for a few years,, with the upgrade to Pioneer SC-57, the sound quality improved significantly... just right after the receiver swap ! The Pioneer sound calibration is bit different than the Denon, but I'll said it's better than my 3808... I have heard the Denon 4312 at my friends place with similar setup,,, I'll said SC-57 is Better.. The picture quality improved too.... even my wife aware that..
Summary: The good: This is the best sounding receiver I have ever owned or experienced. It is a technological powerhouse with every known bell and whistle and then some. The self-calibration offered is very comprehensive contributing to the receivers exceptional musical sound. The bad: 1. The sat/tv inputs lack an HDMI jack. This unit replaces a 4 year old Onkyo TX-705 and that one had a dedicated HDMI jack for a satellite receiver.
Summary: Okay, I admit it - I'm a recovering audioholic...my primary system has tens of thousands of dollars worth of the best components money can buy, and I get tons of enjoyment from it. I bought the SC-57 to drive a secondary system in my vacation home, and I admit I was nervous to think that I'd be taking quite a step down in sound quality. After a few months of setup and serious listening, I can say that I'm getting more from the SC-57 than I had ever hoped.
Who cares about features on PAPER - This is a performance powerhouse!
30 September 2011
Summary: There are a few people that are skeptical about the new SC-55/SC-57 because they are no longer using the B&O ICE amp. Well, I can tell you, that's a GOOD THING. These amps are the best sounding Pioneer to day. Compared to an SC-37 there is a noticeable difference. They are just "cleaner" is the word I've been using. Neutral like all Pio's, but it's not flat like my SC-37 was. Plenty of power too. I just added the front height speakers and it works!