Quick view side-by-side comparison

  MCACC MCACC Advanced MCACC Pro
Speaker Adjustment x x x
Equalizer 2D 3D 3D
Phase Control x x x
Auto Phase Control - x x
Speaker Polarity Check - x x
Standing Wave Control - x x
Subwoofer Equalizer - x x
Independent Dual Subwoofer Output - - x
Full Band Phase Control - - x
Precision Distance - - x

Surround sound that is fine-tuned for your room

MCACC, Advanced MCACC, and MCACC Pro delivers an ideal acoustic field optimized for your space, speakers, and system.
MCACC Pro - Optimize Speakers' Characteristics

MCACC Pro — Professional Level Correction

  • Analyzes the phase and group delay characteristics due to network filtering
  • Controls phase differences between speakers.
  • Delivers sound coherence of full range speakers
  • Retains wide frequency range advantage of multi-way speakers
  • Corrects between channels as if all sound delivered from the same
    type of speaker
  • Compensates for independent, dual subwoofers
  • Adjusts speaker position in 1-millimeter increments
  • Regulates phase differences in all ranges and channels, from phase difference in the original audio to the sound from the speakers
 MCACC Advanced - Optimize room acoustic & source condition

Advanced MCACC — Precise Speaker Tuning

  • Advanced Correction for the Listening Environment
  • 3D calibration for precise measurements of time axis and Auto Phase Control Plus
  • Real-time analysis and automatic compensation
  • Standing Wave Control for reducing unwanted resonance
  • Subwoofer EQ for adjusting the LFE tone
 MCACC - Optimize AV Receiver's performance

MCACC — Basis of Acoustic Field Correction

  • Measures speaker size, level, and distance
  • Automatically compensates for differences
  • Adjusts subwoofer sound delay to be in phase with the other channels
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The collaboration between Pioneer + Air Studios

 

As the world’s first automatic sound acoustic correction technology, Pioneer developed MCACC in a one-of-a-kind collaboration between our sound engineers and London’s revered AIR Studios engineers. Building on our 75-year heritage as an audio company, this joint effort resulted in an exclusive technology, licensed and available only on Pioneer systems.

Designed to take full advantage of a complete range of speakers used in home theater systems, producing a professional level of fine-tuning while requiring minimal effort for setup.

One breakthrough was the introduction of Phase Control, an exclusive technology that compensates for lag in low-frequency signals, maximizing multi-channel sound performance and correcting distortion, significantly improving the overall experience.


MCACC Reference Guide

 

What Is MCACC?

Never has it been easier to recreate sound with multi-channel acoustic accuracy the way engineers and artists meant it to be – in your home theater or any room in your house.

Pioneer’s exclusive Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration System (MCACC) delivers an easy-to-use, automatic sound adjustment system to precision-tune your Pioneer and Pioneer Elite receivers with minimal effort.

Every MCACC system comes with a microphone to measure and analyze reverb characteristics. The equalizer optimally adjusts sound parameters to fit the size and shape of your home environment while maintaining the integrity of high-resolution playback without any degradation to the quality of your music.

Simply, power-on your receiver, plug in the microphone, activate the MCACC system, and sit back while the MCACC system fine-tunes your home theater to compensate for differing speaker arrays, furniture, and even ceiling height and shape.


The collaboration between Pioneer + Air Studios

As the world’s first automatic sound acoustic correction technology, Pioneer developed MCACC in a one-of-a-kind collaboration between our sound engineers and London’s revered AIR Studios engineers. Building on our 75-year heritage as an audio company, this joint effort resulted in an exclusive technology, licensed and available only on Pioneer systems.

Designed to take full advantage of a complete range of speakers used in home theater systems, producing a professional level of fine-tuning while requiring minimal effort for setup.

One breakthrough was the introduction of Phase Control, an exclusive technology that compensates for lag in low-frequency signals, maximizing multi-channel sound performance and correcting distortion, significantly improving the overall experience.


MCACC Reference Guide



Quick view side-by-side comparison

  MCACC MCACC Advanced MCACC Pro
Speaker Adjustment x x x
Equalizer 2D 3D 3D
Phase Control x x x
Auto Phase Control - x x
Speaker Polarity Check - x x
Standing Wave Control - x x
Subwoofer Equalizer - x x
Independent Dual Subwoofer Output - - x
Full Band Phase Control - - x
Precision Distance - - x


Complete your entertainment setup

Compliment the quality of your home theater sound and take full advantage of MCACC features with Pioneer Elite speakers. Designed by Andrew Jones, our speakers feature concentric driver technology exclusive to Pioneer Elite, producing a smoother, more coherent experience without any distortion.

SP-EFS73

Andrew Jones designed
Floorstanding Speaker

SP-EBS73-LR

Andrew Jones designed
Bookshelf Speaker

SP-EC73

Andrew Jones designed
Center Speaker

SW-E10

Andrew Jones designed
Subwoofer
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What Is MCACC?

Never has it been easier to recreate sound with multi-channel acoustic accuracy the way engineers and artists meant it to be – in your home theater or any room in your house.

Pioneer’s exclusive Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration System (MCACC) delivers an easy-to-use, automatic sound adjustment system to precision-tune your Pioneer and Pioneer Elite receivers with minimal effort.

Every MCACC system comes with a microphone to measure and analyze reverb characteristics. The equalizer optimally adjusts sound parameters to fit the size and shape of your home environment while maintaining the integrity of high-resolution playback without any degradation to the quality of your music.

Simply, power-on your receiver, plug in the microphone, activate the MCACC system, and sit back while the MCACC system fine-tunes your home theater to compensate for differing speaker arrays, furniture, and even ceiling height and shape.