Excerpt: The Pioneer SC-LX86 is less of an AV receiver and more of a technological statement of intent. It has been designed from its isolated feet up to deliver an uncompromising level of audio performance, whilst remaining ahead of the curve in terms of features and design. Pioneer's engineers have followed what they refer to as an "advanced multi-channel stereophonic philosophy" that uses high-grade components to deliver as precise a performance as possible.
Conclusion: As long as you take care with speaker matching, the Pioneer SC-LX86 will be hugely rewarding. Yes, it’s feature-packed, but the fact that it’s an engaging listen will keep you coming back for more. This machine’s a serious force in the world of home cinema.