Pros: A wide array of inputs and outputs, support for deep color video, MCACC audio room calabration, and a solid powerful amplifier section.
Cons: Its getting a bit long in the tooth at this point (that's why it gets only 4 stars).
The Pioneer Elite SC-05 is by far the best receiver I have owned. I started out with a Kenwood stereo receiver in the 1970s which I liked so much that I upgraded to two other kenwood models over the next two decades. I finally replaced the last kenwood with a Denon 3806 that I was happy with until the advent of HDMI digital video forced my hand. I bought the Pioneer SC-05 in 2010, two years after its debut. OMG. Although I enjoyed the other receivers I have owned, there is simply no comparison. The ability of this receiver to perform as the center of a dynamic home theater AND be the perfect companion for simply listening to my music collection is wonderful. I, like many others, am...(read more)