Pioneer Elite is pleased to announce a strategic long-term partnership with Savant, a leader in smart home technology, to provide Savant integration professionals with the audio and video solutions they need to satisfy the premium whole-house entertainment needs of every client. Elite audio/video receivers (AVRs) will be available to Savant customers on April 3, 2023.
“I have a personal and professional connection with the Pioneer brand, having experienced their quality and innovation firsthand,” said Steve Silberman, Product Category Director for Savant. “From my early days with the venerable SA-8500 integrated amplifier to working closely with Pioneer on cutting-edge DVD transport technology, I have seen their commitment to excellence and innovation in action. Today, under the stewardship of Premium Audio Company, Pioneer continues to build on its legacy with cutting-edge value-oriented technology.”
“Thanks to our hands-on profile development, I am particularly excited to see the Pioneer Elite receivers seamlessly integrate into the Savant system,” Silberman continued. Every Pioneer Elite receiver works flawlessly within a Savant system, allowing for an unparalleled audiovisual experience that perfectly complements a premium home automation system. With this exciting development, Pioneer and Savant set a new standard for seamless integration and user experience in the audiovisual space. Elite AVRs sold through Savant will carry an exclusive five-year warranty, an increase over the industry standard three-year warranty.
In 2021, Elite introduced three new AVRs into the market that will be added to Savant’s portfolio – the Elite VSX-LX505 and Elite VSX-LX305 9.2 channel network receivers and the Elite VSX-LX105 7.2-channel network receiver. Each AVR is equipped with innovative and advanced CI features such as wireless room correction via DIRAC Live, browser-based web setup, on-board HDMI diagnostic utilities, and remote monitoring.
Additionally, Savant will carry Elite’s recently announced flagship AVR, the Elite VSX-LX805 11.4 150 watt-per-channel network receiver. It features all-new reference high-power amplifiers, premium audio processing and networked streaming playback capabilities, advanced connectivity, and highly sought-after custom integration tools to elevate this ground-breaking AVR to next generation levels.
“Savant’s recommended partner program is dedicated to aligning with best-in-class, scalable solutions in each category,” said Rob Standley, SVP Global Brands – Elite, Pioneer, Integra and Onkyo. “Rich installer-centric features and high-performance audio in Elite models are a very good fit for the Savant customer base.”