PR-SC5509 THX Ultra2 Plus Certified 9.2-Channel Network A/V Preamplifier

$2,499 MSRP

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Boasting the premium quality assurance of THX® Ultra2 Plus™, the PR-SC5509 is the ultimate conduit for all your music, games, and movies. Whether from a Blu-ray or SACD player, from your PC or the web, from a game console or an iPhone, your entertainment is brought stunningly to life. Eight HDMI® inputs for high-definition formats such as 3D video and lossless audio and an Ethernet jack for home-network audio make system integration a breeze. HDMI terminals, 9.2-channel XLR outs, and stereo XLR inputs are gold-plated for pristine signal transfer. Further evidence of audiophile build quality comes in the form of a customized toroidal transformer, separate audio/video transformers, and an anti-vibration chassis. Processing is also topnotch. For video, an HQV® Vida™ processor and Qdeo™ technology work to eliminate noise and upscale video to eye-popping 4K resolution. On the audio side, Audyssey MultEQ® XT32 and DTS Neo:X™ offer incredible flexibility for creating an immersive room-matching soundstage. Partnered with a high-end 9-channel power amp and surround speakers, the PR-SC5509 keeps the high-quality entertainment flowing.

Special Features

  • Eight 1080p capable HDMI inputs (V1.4a repeater) including 1 Front with 2 outputs
  • THX Ultra2 Plus Certification
  • Finest 192kHz/32bit Burr-Brown DACs
  • isf Certified
  • HDMI 1080p video upconversion by HVQ Vida 1900
  • TrueHD/DTS-HD decoding to support the latest Blu-ray technology
  • 9.2-Channel Balanced Line-Level XLR Pre Outs (with Front Bi-Amping Capability)
  • Front and Rear Panel USB Inputs for Memory Devices and iPhone®/iPod® Models (Enables Display of Album Artwork)
  • Optional iPod Dock / HDradio module via U.Port
  • 4 DSP Gaming Modes: Rock, Sports, Action, and Role Playing
  • Audyssey MultEQ XT 32w/ Dynamic EQ & Dynamic Volume

# Channels 9.2
THX Certified Ultra2 Plus
THD (1Vrms) 0.05%
Frequency Response 5 Hz–100 kHz/+1 dB, -3 dB (Direct mode)
S/N Ratio (LINE, IHF-A) 110 dB
All Discrete Circuitry
Absolute Ground Plate
Independent Block Construction (Power/Preprocessor
Toroidal Transformer
Independent Power Supply 4
Fine Linear Optimum Gain Volume
Bi-amp Capability For Front
Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Pro Logic IIz (Front High Channels)
Dolby Volume
DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD Express
Audyssey DSX (Front High / Wide Channels)
Audyssey Dynamic EQ & Dynamic Volume
Neural Surround -
THX Processing Mode
"GAME" Surround Modes ✓ (x4)
Music Optimizer (Compressed Audio Enhancer)
DSD Processing/Direct Mode X / X
Pure Audio Mode
192K/32 Bit DACs Burr-Brown (x6)
DSP Type / QTY 32 BIT / 3
Adjustable Crossover (Hz) 40/50/60/70/80/90/100/120/150/200
Adjustable Crossover by Channel Pair
Accurate Speaker Distance Setting 0.5ft step
AV Sync Delay (by source) 250ms
Multi-Band Speaker EQ 7 Band
Audio I/O 7 / 1
Balanced Audio Output 9.2ch
Balanced Audio Input 2ch, assignable
Phono Input
Digital Audio IN (OPT/COAX) 3 / 3
Composite I/O 5 / 2
S-Video I/O 4 / 2
Front-Panel A/V L / R / V / Optical
Front-Panel HDMI
Component Video Inputs / Output(s) 3 / 1
HDMI I/O 7 + 1 / 2
HDMI Bandwidth 1080p/24
HDMI Deep Color Capable (36bit)
Component Video Upscaling & Upconversion HQV® Vida™ VHD1900
1080p/24 Upscaling via HDMI HQV® Vida™ VHD1900
Multi-Channel Input 7.1
Pre-Outs 9.2
Zone 2 Fixed/Variable line Out
Zone 2 Fixed/Variable Subwoofer Out
Zone 2 Tone/Balance Control
Zone 2 Max/Power On Volume
Zone 2 Composite Video Out
Zone 2 HD Component Video Out
Zone 3 Fixed/Variable line Out
Zone 3 Max/Power On Volume
Zone 3 Fixed/Variable Subwoofer Out
iPod Ready ✓ (UP-A1)
HD Radio Ready ✓ (UP-HT1)
Internet Radio Capability via Ethernet
Network Audio Streaming
(Windows7, DLNA Certifi
Streaming Audio From USB memory (PlaysForSure) Front / Rear (front works with iPod/iPhone)
Pandora, Rhapsody, vTuner, SIRIUS IRadio
Firmware Updates via Network / USB X / X
SIRIUS Radio Ready
Bi-directional RS-232 Control Port
IR Input/Output 2/1
Bi-directional Ethernet Control Port
RIHD (Remote Interactive over HDMI)
RI System Control
12V Trigger (w/adjustable delay) Assignable (x3)
Pre-Pro/Learning Remote X / X
GUI for Remote Control Programming
Bi-directional Remote Control Setup
GUI for Setup Menu
"Activity" Macros
(My Movie, My TV, My Music,
Auto Speaker Calibration w/ Mic. Audyssey MultEQ XT32
(MultEQ Pro Ready)
Input Name Edit
Setup Store/Recall function
Permanent Memory Storage
Solid Aluminum Front
Detachable AC Cord
Warranty 2 YEARS
Controller Section
THD+N (Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise)0.05% (20 Hz–20 kHz, Half power)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Line200 mV/47 k-ohms
Phono (MM)2.5 mV/47 k-ohms
Rated RCA Output Level and Impedance1.0 V/470 ohms (Pre out)
Maximum RCA Output Level and Impedance5.5 V/470 ohms (Pre out)
Rated XLR Output Level and Impedance2.0 V/470 ohms (Pre out)
Maximum XLR Output Level and Impedance11.0 V/470 ohms (Pre out)
Phono Overload 70 mV (MM, 1 kHz, 0.5%)
Frequency Response 5 Hz–100 kHz/+1 dB, -3 dB (Direct mode)
Bass ±10 dB, 50 Hz
Treble ±10 dB, 20 kHz
Line, IHF-A110 dB
Phono MM, IHF-A80 dB
Video Section
Input Sensitivity/Output Level and Impedance1 Vp-p/75 ohms
(Component & SVideo Y)
0.7 Vp-p/75 ohms
(Component PB/CB, PR/CR)
0.28 Vp-p/75 ohms (S-Video C)
1 Vp-p/75 ohms
Component Video Frequency Response5 Hz–100 MHz (-3 dB)
Tuner Section
Tuning Frequency Range
FM87.5 MHz–107.9 MHz
AM530 kHz–1,710 kHz
FM/AM/SIRIUS Preset Memory40
Output Level and Impedance
Line200 mV/47 k-ohms
Phono MM2.5 mV/47 k-ohms
Rec out200 mV/470 ohms
Phono Overload70 mV (MM, 1 kHz, 0.5%)
Frequency Response5 Hz-100 kHz/+ 1 dB
- 3 dB (LINE)
Tone Control± 10 dB, 50 Hz (Bass)
± 10 dB, 20 kHz (Treble)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio110 dB(Line, IHF-A)
80 dB(Phono, IHF-A)
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption1.2 A
Dimensions (W x H x D)17-1/8" x 7-13/16" x 17-7/8"
435 x 198.5 x 453.5 mm
Weight30.9 lbs.
14.0 kg