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LX Series 9.1 AV Receiver with Direct Energy HD Amplifier, AIR Studio Sound Tuning and THX Certification (Black Hairline Finish)


Top class components for top class performance.

3D: Game, Movie, BroadcastWith endless AV options and using the best components for powerful 7 x 180W amplification, the SC-LX73 is ideal for anyone demanding muscled power output and dazzling audio and video quality.

Choosing for an LX Series receiver is choosing for a system that was assembled with the utmost attention. They use Direct Energy HD Amplifiers, built on ICEpower analogue class D technology. The engineers from the famous AIR Studios perform a meticulous inspection and fine-tuning. This way, what you hear is pure and as originally intended.

The latest HD audio and surround formats are supported. x.v.Colour and Deep Colour compliance guarantee excellent video quality. With HDMI 1.4a, the receiver is also ready for 3D content. Standard definition video can be upscaled to 1080p (HD). 

Broad connectivity

Connect up to 6 sources via HDMI (including 1 front input) and enjoy the benefits of 2 HDMI outputs – installing a second screen or projector for example.

Moreover, a direct digital connection with your iPod or iPhone and the Advanced Sound Retriever to upscale compressed music allow for easy and high-quality listening of your portable music library. Our iControlAV application even lets you control your receiver with your iPhone or iPod touch (when integrated in your wireless home network).

Streaming via Bluetooth is possible – our proprietary Sound Retriever AIR restores sound quality lost during transmission. An adapter is included.

Our intuitive GUI (Graphical User Interface) makes it easy to set up the system to your personal preferences.


Audio FeaturesSC-LX73
Digital Noise ReductionYes
Dynamic Range ControlYes
Front Stage Surround AdvanceYes
Jitter ReductionYes
Midnight Listening ModeYes
Multizone FunctionYes (3)
Phase ControlYes
Sound Delay (LipSync)Yes
Advanced Sound RetrieverYes (Multi-channel)
Sound Retriever AIRYes
Virtual Surround BackYes
Video FeaturesSC-LX73
Upscaling to 1080pYes
Power Output SC-LX73
Condition1kHz, 1% THD, 6Ω
Rated Power Output180W per channel
Power RequirementsAC 220 - 230 V / 50/60 Hz
AIR Studio Sound TuningYes
Pioneer Hybrid AmplificationYes
Amplifier SpecificationsSC-LX73
Digital Signal ProcessorFreescale
Weight18.5 kg
Main FeaturesSC-LX73
Direct Energy HD amplifierYes
Output Power per Channel180 W
Impedance at Output Level
Number of Channels9
Input Connections• 6 x HDMI (1080p upscaling) (1 Front Input)
• 4 x Composite In
• 3 x Component In
• 2 x Coaxial In
• 3 x Optical In
• 1 x USB / iPod/iPhone
• 1 x Ethernet
• 1 x Bluetooth adapter port for AS-BT200 (included)
Output Connections• 2 x HDMI
• 1 x Composite
• 1 x Component
• 1 x Optical
HD Audio FormaftsDolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution
Audio Return ChannelYes
Control with HDMIYes
On-Screen Display (GUI)Easy-to-use GUI, available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch and Russian
Internet RadioYes
Remote ControlGlow-key, preset remote control (learning)
RF RemoteOptional
Input & Output connectionsSC-LX73
AV Front InputYes
Bluetooth Adapter PortYes
Component Video Input/Output3/1 (assignable)
Composite Input/Output4/1
Digital Optical Input/Output3/1 (assignable)
Digital Coaxial Input/Output2/- (assignable)
HDMI Input/Output6 (assignable)/2
IR In/Out2 in / 1 out
Large speaker terminalsYes
Pre-amp Output Yes, All (11.2 ch)
Speaker A/BYes
USB Host (Front)Yes
iControlAV Yes
Apple CompatibilitySC-LX73
Works with iPodYes, via digital direct USB connection (included)
Works with iPhoneYes
iPhone Control ButtonYes
Compatible Generations5th Generation, Nano and above, iPhone (including 3G)
Supported FunctionsAudio & Video (Video with the supplied iPod/iPhone Video + USB Audio cable), On-Screen Album Art
Surround Sound FormatsSC-LX73
Dolby DigitalYes
Dolby Digital EXYes
Dolby Digital PlusYes
Dolby Pro Logic IIYes
Dolby Pro Logic IIxYes
Dolby Pro Logic IIzYes
Dolby True HDYes
DTS Neo: 6Yes
DTS 96/24Yes
DTS-HD High Resolution AudioYes
DTS-HD Master AudioYes
WMA 9 ProYes
THX CertifiedYes
DTS Neural SurroundYes
Surround Modes13 + 1 (Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Mono Film, Entertainment Show, Expanded Theater, TV Surround, Advanced Game, Sports, Classical, Rock/Pop, Unplugged, Extended Stereo + Phones Surround)
Audio FeaturesSC-LX73
AM/FM Tuner with RDSYes
Tuner Pre-set Stations63
Auto Level ControlYes (Multi-channel)
Auto SurroundYes
Bass/Treble Tone ControlsYes
Dialogue EnhancementYes
MCACCYes (Advanced, 9-band)
PQLSYes (Multi-channel )
Standing Wave ControlYes
Stream DirectYes
Symmetric EQYes
Video FeaturesSC-LX73
Deep ColourYes
3D ReadyYes
HD Digita l Film Direct 24Yes
Power Output SC-LX73
Power output per channel180W
Power Consumption (in use / standby)330 W / 0.30 W
Amplifier SpecificationsSC-LX73
D/A Converter192 kHz / 24-bit
A/D Converter192 kHz / 24-bit
Dimensions (W x H x D)420 x 200 x 460 mm