Published on August 8th, 2011 | by Ramon Trotman0
Pioneer Elite SC-57 Receiver
looking to spend some money for a premium home theater sound? Consider this.
Never mind the fact that it’s quite a chore just to find 7.2-channel content for your high-end home theater — the Pioneer Elite SC-57 Receiver ($2,000) is ready to up the ante with a completely unnecessary 140 watts over nine channels, making it a 9.2-channel beast. Features include the ability to use those nine channels in one of ten configurations, a new Class D3 amplifier — "the most powerful amplifier of any multi-channel A/V receiver in the industry," according to the company — THX Ultra 2 Plus and AIR Studios Monitor Certification, HDMI switching, and AirPlay support so you can stream your music straight from your iPad or iPhone, no wires required.