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: I have had mine for about a year. I had to go on assignment which caused me to pack up the system in storage. For about six months, I never felt that I got a bad deal when I bought this system. It was not easy to setup, but if you can read and if you have had other 5.1, 6.1 or 7.1 speaker setup before, then you'll have no problem in setting this one up. I currently have a 6.1 BOSE speaker setup.
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!