Pioneer’s newest 2-channel receiver options hi-res audio, Chromecast

Should you’re searching for a stable receiver to play your favourite music and nothing extra, a stereo receiver is commonly the only option, however when you gained’t be paying for channels you don’t want, you’ll typically discover that most of the options discovered on surround-sound-focused A/V receivers are lacking. That isn’t the case with Pioneer’s newest two-channel community receiver, the Elite SX-S30.

In contrast to the hulking monstrosities that you simply’ll typically encounter on the hunt for a brand new receiver, the Elite SX-S30 packs its energy right into a slim, compact design that gained’t dominate the opposite gear you place alongside it. That is useful for those who’re attempting to suit your elements into an space with restricted house, however even when you have loads of room, the understated look is a plus.

The Elite SX-S30 provides 85 watts per channel at 4 ohms of Class D amplification — not probably the most highly effective receiver on the earth, however definitely greater than succesful. This specific receiver has a powerful deal with digital audio, and particularly high-resolution audio. MP3, AAC, AIFF, Apple Lossless, FLAC, and WAV codecs are supported at as much as 192kHz/24-bit, whereas DSD hi-res audio information are supported at 2.8MHz/5.6MHz.

Regardless of not providing the {surround} sound normally related to home-theater-focused receivers, the Elite SX-S30 options 4 4K/60p Extremely HD-ready HDMI inputs, full with assist for prime dynamic vary (HDR) alerts. The only HDMI output helps Audio Return Channel with CEC/CEC Multilink, so your total system will be managed with much less hassle. Analog RCA inputs — together with a devoted phono enter for turntables — in addition to coaxial and optical digital audio inputs are additionally included.

An Ethernet port on the again of the receiver brings assist for wired connectivity, whereas dual-band 5 GHz/2.4 GHz Wi-Fi, Airplay, and Bluetooth supply wi-fi connectivity. Chromecast built-in permits for straightforward playback from a number of sources, whereas DTS Play-Fi and FireConnect are additionally included for wi-fi multiroom playback. Digital music can be performed from transportable laborious drives and thumb drives utilizing the included USB port.

The Pioneer Elite SX-S30 community receiver is offered now and sells for $500. For extra data on the receiver or to seek out out the place you should purchase it, see the corporate’s web site.

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