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    Cool Official ICE CLUB Thread

    Ok, well I figured since so many people have been snatching up these Pioneer Elite's lately, that I would go ahead and try to make an Official ICE CLUB thread. A place for all of us owners, potential owners, and anyone else who wants to talk about the Pioneer Elite ICE amp receivers.

    Feel free to add whatever you like to this thread, along with opinions, reviews, MCACC setup, questions, prices...etc.



    http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PU...EliteReceivers



    Thanks for stopping by..:D

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    Why is it called ICE?

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    Default I love it!

    So my SC-07 arrived on schedule yesterday (big plus).
    And this thing is simply awesome so far. I haven't had it hooked up long, but my initial impression is that it already sounds better than my Pio Elite 92 did. I don't have to turn up the volume quite as loud as I did on the 92, and even at low volumes, the sound seems much more defined. This new Elite definitely opened up the soundstage even more.

    I have 3 channel amp as well, an XPA-3 that i've been using a with my previous Elite. I haven't tried hooking it up with my new SC-07 yet, but this receiver sounds as good, if not better, than the Elite 92/XPA-3 combo I was using before.

    Not this matters to everyone since a lot of people use Harmony remotes and such. But the remote from the SC-07 is a lot easier to navigate than the 92's was. The button layout is much more convenient, and even something simple like being able to switch between sources in either direction (could not do this on the 92) makes it better in my opinion. And also, the GUI looks a lot better, and it's easier to read and navigate, IMO.

    Ok, well obviously i'm still excited about my new toy. I'll definitely be doing some more tweaking and messing around, and acquaint myself with this bad boy. I'm already very happy I made the switch, and I'm sure I'm not going to be disappointed after I start really digging into it this receiver.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Ender View Post
    Why is it called ICE?
    'Intelligence, Compactness & Efficiency"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ender View Post
    Why is it called ICE?
    The internal amps are ICE Amps.
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    Oh, he wanted to know what ICE stood for, my bad.
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    Nice Metal! happy for you! Count me in the club!:D I dont mind the 05 remote either, contrary to what ive read in reviews of this Elite line. (05,07,09) Quite happy with its layout. Have fun with that badboy, so many awesome features.:D
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    My new Epson scanner has a sticker on the outside that says it has ICE technology inside!
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    "ICE Power" is the provider of the Class-D amplifiers used in the receiver. I had to look it up too.
    http://www.icepower.bang-olufsen.com/en/company/
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    Cool Where's mine

    Quote Originally Posted by metal83 View Post
    Ok, well I figured since so many people have been snatching up these Pioneer Elite's lately, that I would go ahead and try to make an Official ICE CLUB thread. A place for all of us owners, potential owners, and anyone else who wants to talk about the Pioneer Elite ICE amp receivers.

    Feel free to add whatever you like to this thread, along with opinions, reviews, MCACC setup, questions, prices...etc.



    http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PU...EliteReceivers



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    Glad to see you had no problems with yours Dan. Nice reveiw, Glad you tried it without the XPA-3. I am going to play with the MCACC this weekend.

    Glad you liked the Polk Audio Sign.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doggie750 View Post
    STILL WAITING FOR MINE....Waiting is killing meh.....:D
    Hang tough, it will be worth the wait.:D
    Receiver: Pioneer Elite SC-05
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    Front L/R: POLK Rti-a9s':D
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    Would be nice if the mods can put all the 05/07 reviews in this thread for reference. So many of us own the 05/07, especially as of late, congrats metal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doggie750 View Post
    STILL WAITING FOR MINE....Waiting is killing meh.....:D
    Quote Originally Posted by retro152 View Post
    Hang tough, it will be worth the wait.:D
    It certainly is!

    Quote Originally Posted by retro152 View Post
    Nice Metal! happy for you! Count me in the club!:D I dont mind the 05 remote either, contrary to what ive read in reviews of this Elite line. (05,07,09) Quite happy with its layout. Have fun with that badboy, so many awesome features.:D
    Quote Originally Posted by TOOLFORLIFEFAN View Post
    Glad to see you had no problems with yours Dan. Nice reveiw, Glad you tried it without the XPA-3. I am going to play with the MCACC this weekend.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherardp View Post
    Would be nice if the mods can put all the 05/07 reviews in this thread for reference. So many of us own the 05/07, especially as of late, congrats metal.
    Thanks guys, you were all right about these SC-05/07's. ;)
    It would be cool if the mods could do that. If not, maybe we should track everyone's review down and put them in here ourselves, especially Mantis's recent detailed review.

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    Glad you liked the Polk Audio Sign.
    Definitely man, and thanks again!
    I can't wait to hang it up...:)

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    Thats a nice looking piece of gear ... sorry, useless comment ... but it does deserve the praise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metal83 View Post
    'Intelligence, Compactness & Efficiency"
    Thats the best, I love it. If I owned a company, I would use this as the business name, nice man.

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    Congrads Metal Nice going.

    I'll post a link to my review in here .

    http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/showthread.php?t=80499

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    Picked up an SC-05 over the weekend.

    As you can see in another thread I just started (http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/showthread.php?t=80667), I'm having some issues managing the bass output on this puppy. Any help would be much appreciated :p

    Other than getting the bass to sound right, I'm going to give two thumbs up for sound quality as my initial impression ;)

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    very cool man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbaldus View Post
    Picked up an SC-05 over the weekend.

    As you can see in another thread I just started (http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/showthread.php?t=80667), I'm having some issues managing the bass output on this puppy. Any help would be much appreciated :p

    Other than getting the bass to sound right, I'm going to give two thumbs up for sound quality as my initial impression ;)
    Congrats!

    Some good info on this thread about MCACC....http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1112470

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    Quote Originally Posted by metal83 View Post
    'Intelligence, Compactness & Efficiency"
    I dont know about the compact part though... it looks to be the size of a small Kia;)...

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    Ice ice baby !!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbaldus View Post
    Picked up an SC-05 over the weekend.

    As you can see in another thread I just started (http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/showthread.php?t=80667), I'm having some issues managing the bass output on this puppy. Any help would be much appreciated :p

    Other than getting the bass to sound right, I'm going to give two thumbs up for sound quality as my initial impression ;)
    Congrats Dbaldus, I posted in your thread and hope the advise helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbaldus View Post
    Picked up an SC-05 over the weekend.

    As you can see in another thread I just started (http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/showthread.php?t=80667), I'm having some issues managing the bass output on this puppy. Any help would be much appreciated :p

    Other than getting the bass to sound right, I'm going to give two thumbs up for sound quality as my initial impression ;)
    I'm gonna assume you have been listening to your system with to much bass and now that your system is setup correctly, you feel like your bass is weak.

    You must understand what a correct setup is suppose to sound like before you can go and color it up your way. If your system doesn't sound the way you like it with MCACC, don't use it. use a SPL meter and set up your system manually. if you need help with that, just ask.

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    Question Future ICE owner :)

    Hi all, and thanks for this thread. I am going to be purchasing an 01 in the next few months, as I save my pennies.
    I have been hanging out here and reading all that I can about the elites, and I have a few questions about them.
    In reading about and comparing the 01 and 03, I haven't found much in the way of direct comparison in the way of actual listening experience. I know the slight differences on paper, with the exception of the huge difference (8 lbs.) in weight!
    1st, can anyone tell me what makes up the weight difference? Are the amps that internally different?
    2nd, what are your personal experiences with these two amps? In other words, will I notice much difference between the two? I have a modest Polk system, as you can see by my sig. However, I want to leave open the options of upgrading my speakers one day, and of course, the possibility of adding separate amps.
    I am not an audiophile yet, but am an aspiring one on a budget, if that is even possible.

    Thanks, and any help is appreciated,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherardp View Post
    Would be nice if the mods can put all the 05/07 reviews in this thread for reference. So many of us own the 05/07, especially as of late, congrats metal.
    Probably not going to happen......nor should it. We don't do that for Polk Audio product reviews (which is what this forum is mostly about) why would they do it for a handful of Pioneer owners? I'd bet Pioneer has a forum as part of it's main website........that's where it would be appropriate to have such a handy reference.

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    Been a member since Saturday with the purchase of the SC-07. Keep an eye out for my Denon vs. Elite thread in the next couple of weeks. Wanna little more time to fine tune the Elite before giving my impressions. By the way, damn you Sherardp, it's you fault. ;)

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    Been a member for week & a 1/2 now. Just didn't know it.
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    Just thought I'd give everyone an update after running MCAAC correctly (as per metal83's recommendation to visit the AVSForum thread about running it)...

    I am now a happy camper and have no plans of leaving the Ice Club. The sound coming out of my SC-05 is phenomenal after some minor tweaking! :D

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    I will be a Ice member tomorrow. Driving an hour to pick up the receiver from a HIFI shop. They have the sc-05 for $699 and the sc-07 for $899. Haven't decided which one to get. I'll decide on the drive up.

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