From ATMOS to 7.2.2 +2 set up, this is the most versatile system I could hope to buy. If you are in a fix and can’t figure out what to get, this is the only system you need to look at. I upgraded to this system for its 4K throughput capability, and it was the best thing I could have done. I am extremely happy with my purchase. Once the calibration was completed the amp provides excellent sound, runs much cooler than the older class A/B. The performance is outstanding and phenomenal.

The PIONEER ELITE SC-LX502 comes with a better connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Ethernet port. Plus, the 4K arc connection allows the audio from TV apps such as Netflix to connect with an HDMI cable instead of an optical. The setup is easier than you can expect and you can use the manual which has comprehensive and detailed instructions on how to go about the setup. You are guaranteed to enjoy this system for a 5.1.2 setup whenever you purchase one. Front sound stage is Martin Logan (Motion 40), Center Martin Logan Motion 4″, Rear Klipsch R-28F, Ceiling (height speaker) Klipsch RIC-65, Subwoofer 10″ Klipsch downward firing, TV LG OLED65B7A 4K, 4K Blu-Ray Sony UBPX800, Phono Audio Technica AT-LP120, also assorted video gaming consoles and computer models.

Receiver Overview


Power Handling
560 W Multi-ch Simultaneous Drive (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 1.0 % THD)l
Audio Features
Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Dolby® TrueHD,
HDMI Ports
7 Inputs(6 Rear 1 Front) 2 Outputs
Built-in Bluetooth® Wireless Technology
Weight: 12.1 kg
Built-in Wi-Fi® (Dual Band 5 GHz/2.4 GHz)
435 x 185 x 395 mm

Pros and Cons


  • High-quality audio output with a powerful amplifier and support for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X surround sound technologies.
  • Easy setup and calibration with Pioneer’s MCACC room correction system and smartphone app.
  • Versatile connectivity options including eight HDMI inputs, ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Chromecast built-in.
  • Intuitive on-screen user interface and remote control.
  • Supports high-resolution audio formats such as FLAC, WAV, and DSD.
  • Compatible with popular music streaming services like Spotify, Pandora, and TIDAL.
  • Can be controlled via voice commands using Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.


  • Expensive compared to some other receivers in its class.
  • Only supports up to 7.2 channels, which may not be enough for some users who want to build a larger home theater system.


Overall, I think this system is great for my needs and for the needs of my intermediate audiophiles out there, or people who are trying to purchase an affordable, capable and clean system. I have often been tempted by other manufacturers but Pioneer keeps impressing me with their affordability and options at this level AVR.

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