Pioneer - Class D "Direct Energy HD Amp" - 2 New Models
Pioneer has announced 2 new AV amplifier units that will be released in the end of September - the Class D "Direct Energy HD Amp" (SC-LX87 and SC-LX77).
They are 9-channel "Direct Energy HD Amplifiers", employing the "SABRE 32bit Ultra DAC" (9.2ch) from ESS Technology, Inc. giving it high-quality, high-power output.
Both models, at 810W and 770W respectively, feature power and intensity and surround playback of high-resolution sound, with Apple Lossless, AIFF, FLAC, and WAV.
There is high definition video playback and a 4K upscaling feature. And it employs AirPlay, allowing easy passing and playing of high-resolution music files, etc.
The SC-LX87 model also allows Direct Stream Digital (DSD) over USB with music file playback up to 192kHz/32bit through "USB DAC function".
Both units are serious equipment that don't come cheap. But they pack sound quality for serious listeners.