Although admittedly this info was received by accident from Pioneer Portugal, the joyous news is enthralling nevertheless.
Pioneer just announced that their Elite SC lineup receiver will have the following features (amongst others)
1. Dolby ATMOS …yes, DOLBY ATMOS with a total of 17 speaker-configurations to work with Atmos
2. Built-in aptX Bluetooth
3. Advanced MCACC have now evolved into MCACC PRO with features including
a. subwoofer EQ
b. dual subwoofer EQ and calibration settings (not only split)
c. input “Volume Absorber” (which automatically brings down analog input level to avoid any input distortion)
d. 3D time-axis measurement
4. DSD Direct playback capability of BOTH 2.8 Mhz AND 5.6 Mhz !!
5. HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2 built-in with up to 4K resolution at 60 frames per second frame-rate while utilizing 4:4:4 colour at 24-bit or 3K/24-fps 4:4:4 at 36-bit colour depth!!!!