Amazing Pioneer SC-LX56 AV Receiver from Sevenoaks Sound & Vision

Amazing Pioneer SC-LX56 AV Receiver from Sevenoaks Sound & Vision

Found 27th Dec 2012
Ok first thing to explain is the price, when you look at the site you will notice it states £1,099, however they currently have a deal on with Trade in of old items for a further £200 off, making the price £899. You can see this clearly stated on the site about midway down on the right: ADDED VALUE OFFER Receive £200 trade-in discount when you trade in your old AV components (Price after trade-in £899)

The Pioneer site states you can trade anything from broken old headphones to VHS Players to get the deal...…tml

I went to the Sevenoaks Sound & Vision store in Epsom and they didn't actually want any old components, they filled out a form and I just signed it.

Voila £899 for an amazing Amp that received the What Hi-fi 2012 Award for Best home cinema amplifier £700-£1500 range.

Receiver Specs:

Direct Energy HD amplifier - Yes
Output Power per Channel - 170W
Impedance at Output Level - 6Ω
Number of Channels - 9
4Ω Speaker Support - Yes
Input Connections
• 8 x HDMI (1080p upscaling)
• 4 x Composite
• 2 x Component
• 2 x Coaxial
• 2 x Optical
• 1 x USB host
• 1 x iPod/iPhone Digital via USB (cable included)
• 1 x Ethernet
• 1 x Bluetooth adapter port for AS-BT200
• 1 x rear USB charge port for AS-WL300 Wireless Converter
• Wireless LAN (converter included)
Output Connections
• 2 x HDMI
• 3 x Composite
• 1 x Component
• 1 x Optical
• 2 x Subwoofer pre out
Plays Via LAN / USB:
192 kHz/24-Bit Audio playback:
MHL Terminal for Android Smartphones - Yes
I/P Control for CI - Yes
HD Audio Formats
• Dolby TrueHD
• DTS-HD Master Audio
• DTS-HD High Resolution
Audio Return Channel - Yes
Stand-by Pass Through - Yes
4K Passthrough - Yes
Control with HDMI (+) - Yes
On-Screen Display (GUI) 7 languages via HDMI only:
• English
• Dutch
• French
• German
• Italian
• Spanish
• Russian
Firmware updates (via Internet or USB)
AVNavigator - Yes
Internet Radio - Yes
vTuner - Yes
DLNA Certified - Yes (v1.5)
Remote Control Illuminated, learning remote control
Apple Compatibility
• Works with iPod (cable included)
• Works with iPhone
• Works with iPad
• AirPlay
• iPhone Control Button (+)
Compatible Apple Generations
• iPod touch 4G, 3G, 2G, 1G
• iPod Nano 6G (audio), 5G, 4G, 3G
• iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS, 3G,
• iPad, iPad 2
Surround Sound Formats
• Dolby Digital
• Dolby Digital EX
• Dolby Digital Plus
• Dolby Pro Logic II
• Dolby Pro Logic IIx
• Dolby Pro Logic IIz
• Dolby True HD
• DTS Neo X
• DTS 96/24
• DTS-Express
• DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
• DTS-HD Master Audio
• THX Certified (THX Select2 Plus)
• Surround Modes 15 + 1 for Phones
Community Updates
Heard Pioneer AV's aren't very musical.

Not much of a deal,…X56
Edited by: "rev6" 27th Dec 2012
Very good price considering they were £1500 recently, though £899 seems to be the going rate now as above with the trade in offer.

Pioneer receivers in this price range are among the best you can buy, excellent for movies especially, read the reviews.
Original Poster

Not much of a deal, … Not much of a deal,

I dont think people should be too bothered about who sells the item, basically buy it from your favourite vendor, but the price is extremely good value for the spec of the machine. Just a month or so ago this Receiver was near £1400!

I can't praise this receiver enough, the spec's, features, quality is outstanding.
who can buy this and insure it

who can buy this and insure it

What kind of question is that? Suppose its similar to "Do people call you a wally behind your back?"
Okay, yes, this is a good deal, providing you can get it for that price, seems strange they let you have it without the trade-in
I've been under the illusion that this country is in recession, how wrong I was ;-)
Bingo! Thanks op, just been into Richer Sounds Southampton and managed to get the same deal, well cuffed, amazing amp!
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