Pioneer has announced its new flagship SC-57 and SC-55 Elite home theater receivers. Both of the new units offer full support for AirPlay over Ethernet or via the optional AS-WL300 wireless LAN converter, as well as compatibility with Pioneer’s Air Jam and iControl AV2 apps. Other features include 140 watts x 9 channels of Class D3 amplification, THX certification, direct USB connection support for media playback from the iPod, iPhone, and iPad, Marvell Qdeo video processing, and more. Pioneer’s new SC-57 and SC-55 Elite receivers are available now and sell for $2,100 and $1,700, respectively.
Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.