Pioneer's Brawny SC-09TX

I'm still mourning Pioneer's decision to drop out of the HD television market. I found their Kuro-branded plasma sets simply stunning. But for the past couple of months, I've found some solace by reviewing Pioneer's flagship audiovisual receiver, the Pioneer Elite SC-09TX. It's a hulking 78-pound system that delivers monstrously good sound and video—at a massive $7,000 price. It's not for everyone, but if you're able to spend lavishly on a high-quality in-home entertainment system that covers all the bases and then some, the SC-09TX may be for you.

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