Pioneer SC-1223-K 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver
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- Delivers 7.2-channels of powerful sound (120W @ 8 ohms, 1kHz) with industry-leading Class D3 amplification designed for true audiophiles
- Supports Ultra HD (4K) pass-through and upscaling; Qdeo video-processing technology provides video conversion from composite and component video to HDMI
- 8 HDMI inputs (7 rear + 1 front) and 2 outputs; offers advanced HDMI conveniences like Audio Return Channel and Power Save HDMI Standby
- AirPlay connectivity through Apple devices like iPhone, iPad and iPod; Android Audio/Video playback with MHL
- Supports formats like Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, including the newest DTS Neo X format, for unsurpassed audio quality
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|Connectivity Technology||HDMI, MHL, Bluetooth Adapter Port, Component Video Input / Output, USB, Wireless Adapter Port, Pre-Amp Output, Headphone Output, Front A/V Inputs||HDMI||HDMI||bluetooth|
|Dimensions||7.31 inches x 15.56 inches x 17.13 inches||6.6 inches x 14.3 inches x 17.1 inches||6.8 inches x 12.9 inches x 17.1 inches||10 inches x 17.5 inches x 21 inches|
|Item Weight||25.75 pounds||21.6 pounds||20.7 pounds||26 pounds|
|Output Wattage||170 Watts||Information not provided||Information not provided||150 Watts|
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From the Manufacturer
Pioneer's SC-1223-K AV Receiver Delivers 7.2-Channels of Powerful Class D3 Amplification to Your Home Theater
The new SC-1223-K receiver is your entry ticket to thrilling home entertainment, thanks to the power and finesse of Pioneer's Class D3 amplification. If you're serious about music and movies, this feature-rich AV receiver delivers Pioneer's advanced connectivity and cutting-edge digital power in Pioneer's most affordable Class D3 receiver.
Bringing Today's Connected Lifestyle Together--You and Your iPad, iPhone and iPod
Thanks to Made for iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad certification, the SC-1223-K is right at home with Apple devices and is easily connected with your normal charging cable allowing you to connect your Apple handheld device without the need for a dock. Plug-and-play has never been easier, and the SC-1223-K charges your Apple device too. You can even enjoy music enhanced with album art for a total iTunes experience.
When you receive a phone call, the iPhone will mute music so you can take it. Use the iPhone directly, or push a single button on the SC-1223-K's front panel to switch control to the included preset remote and an intuitive, full-color GUI.
Pioneer's partnership with Apple translates to effortless AirPlay connectivity through Apple devices like iPhone, iPad and iPod. Imagine listening to your favorite music without interruption. Start in your car using your iPhone, leave your car mid-song and walk into your home. Using the AirPlay App on your iPhone, select the SC-1223-K: it powers up automatically and continues right where you left off. Not only that, the SC-1223-K supports network audio sources in Zone 2, allowing you to send music to another room. With AirPlay, there's really no reason why your iTunes music has to be restricted to your computer.
The SC-1223-K delivers a whole new level of convenience and sound quality to the entertainment experience for users of HTC's Android-powered HTC One series smartphones. With HTC Connect, you can stream high-quality, WAV-format files for an easy, out-of-the-box audiophile experience. And audiophiles who demand serious sound can enjoy their music--with CD-quality resolution--using their HTC smartphone. Your music never sounded so good.
Easily Connect to Your PC Music Files or Internet Radio
Convenience comes easy with the SC-1223-K. On the front panel, plug a memory audio device into the SC-1223-K's USB port--in seconds--for music or photos. And of course, the SC-1223-K is Bluetooth- and Wi-Fi-ready with Pioneer's optional AS-BT200 Bluetooth adapter and AS-WL-300 Wi-Fi adapter.
The SC-1223-K's networking ability opens up a whole new world of music possibilities. A rear panel Ethernet port allows full integration into your home network, and with Windows 8 and DLNA 1.5 certification, a whole new level of entertainment options are at your fingertips. With 192kHz/24-bit WAV, FLAC, and AIFF file compatibility, network streaming audio playback is now ready for the true audiophile. Stream your AIFF, Apple Lossless, MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV and FLAC music files from your PC, laptop or smartphone to your home entertainment system.
With vTuner, the SC-1223-K brings you thousands of Internet radio stations from around the world. And you can enjoy Pandora radio services complete with on-screen album art and music information. An optional AS-WL300 wireless adapter is also available for your wireless network convenience.
Download Pioneer's exclusive Air Jam application for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Android devices and you can pair up to four Apple devices via Bluetooth. Select songs from your device to add to the group playlist for playback on the SC-1223-K. If you like a song your friend added, just select it and buy it from iTunes, or watch the music video on YouTube.
Enjoy Music From Your Smartphone with Bluetooth
The SC-1223-K is fully ready for wireless Bluetooth audio from virtually any A2DP profile Bluetooth device. With the Pioneer AS-BT200 Bluetooth adapter, you can untether yourself from cables and inputs, and you'll enjoy enriched sound quality with Sound Retriever AIR technology, created specifically to enhance Bluetooth audio.
You Control the Sound With Advanced MCACC
The SC-1223-K supports formats like Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio to give your Blu-ray Disc soundtracks unsurpassed audio quality. Pioneer also includes all of the Dolby and DTS surround formats best suited for the wide variety of entertainment sources, including the newest DTS Neo X format.
Advanced MCACC processing precision-tunes your system to your living room. Pioneer's Advanced Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration system (MCACC) calibrates and customizes an optimized, multi-channel listening experience specifically to your room by measuring every speaker's connection, and noting size and distance from the listening point, sound levels and timbre. It's like bringing in a professional sound engineer, and much easier.
To eliminate the distortion caused by jitter during conversion, Pioneer's PQLS technology allows the SC-1223-K to use its own high precision clock to adjust the transmission rate of bitstream sound data from a compatible Blu-Ray player, insuring every note and nuance is faithfully reproduced.
The SC-1223-K takes the multi-channel audio experience to a whole new level with four advanced, sound-enhancing virtual speaker modes. Virtual Depth is designed to complement 3D movies. Virtual Height creates sound effects from above your main front speakers, creating virtual height speakers ideal for gaming enthusiasts. Virtual Wide creates a seamless blend between your front and back speakers. Virtual Surround Back replaces your back surround speakers, freeing you to use the surround amplifier to drive a second zone, or bi-amp the front speakers. Virtual speaker modes can be applied together or separately. Filling in areas where minute details were left out during the compression process, even compressed audio like WMA, MP3 and AAC is enhanced with another Pioneer exclusive, Advanced Sound Retriever.
A New Level of Power and Precision With Class D3 Amplification
The SC-1223-K proves Pioneer's commitment to serious 7-channel sound, with industry-leading Class D3 amplification designed for true audiophiles.
The amplifiers that power the SC-1223-K are revolutionary, featuring a direct signal path with no noisy EMI filters, feedback loops or current limiting. Rated at 150 watts x 7 channels at 6 ohms with two channels driven, the SC-1223-K delivers significantly more simultaneous multi-channel power than the competition.
When it comes to efficiency and sound, Class A/B amplifiers simply can't match Class D3 designs as their power output per channel diminishes rapidly when more channels are added to the workload. This kind of unprecedented power capability allows you to appreciate the full dynamics from any media source in a way never before possible. Playing formats like Blu-ray Disc, Class D3 takes high-resolution multi-channel Dolby and DTS soundtracks to a whole new level of immersive performance. And unlike regular amps, Pioneer Class D3 amplifiers are 4-ohm certified, so they safely power those low-impedance speakers that other receivers just aren't designed to handle. And because they're Class D3, they run cool, using just a fraction of the energy of less efficient amplification. Power and efficiency...a winning design solution from Pioneer.
Advanced Qdeo Video Processing Makes the Source Picture Perfect
Thanks to industry-leading video expertise, Pioneer makes home theater a truly immersive experience. The new SC-1223-K supports Ultra HD (4K) pass-through and upscaling. Qdeo video-processing technology provides video conversion from composite and component video to HDMI for a single-wire high-definition audio and video solution, as well as up to 1080p/24fps video scaling for an exceptional picture regardless of the source, creating natural and noise-free video for maximum performance and flexibility.
Pioneer's Advanced Video Adjust lets you experience the very best in both high-definition and standard definition signals, with a complete suite of advanced image adjustments designed to fine-tune each of your video sources for the best possible picture.
Pioneer's HDMI Technology Gets Ready for 3D
Because Pioneer AV Receivers support the latest HDMI specifications, not only do you get the most out of your existing movies and music, but with the SC-1223-K you're prepared for the new generation of 3D video content. With 8 HDMI inputs (7 rear + 1 front) and 2 outputs, you've got plenty of connectivity options for the growing number of high-definition sources available. The SC-1223 also offers advanced HDMI conveniences like Audio Return Channel and Power Save HDMI Standby Through.
Transform Your Phone or Tablet into a Powerful Remote Control
Communicating with the SC-1223-K wirelessly through your home network, Pioneer's free iControlAV2013 app turns your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad device or select Android devices into a powerful remote control for your receiver. The all-new iControlAV2013 is fully redesigned, incorporating everything from basic volume and input selection to advanced features like EQ adjustments and Internet Radio control. iControlAV2013 for iPad includes enhanced features like vertical and horizontal orientation, intuitive control of music from networked PCs as well as Internet radio control, and an intuitive finger-EQ-adjust screen; simply draw the EQ curve to your desired sound preference. New Sound Explorer gives you easy access to experiment with the many powerful sound enhancements the SC-1223-K offers, like Hi-Bit 24, Auto Phase Control Plus, and Virtual Speaker modes. New for iControlAV2013 is the Push Player feature which allows playback of music directly from your IOS or Android device, without leaving Pioneer's application. No need to switch between apps.
AVNavigator Makes Set Up Easy
An industry-first, Pioneer's AVNavigator is an interactive owner's manual that takes all the guesswork out of setting up your receiver. Imagine an owner's manual that actually communicates with your receiver. Or that asks you what sources you'd like to connect and how you'd like to configure your speakers--then walks you through the process as you do it.
AV Navigator uses your networked PC, MAC or iPad to communicate directly with the SC-1223-K, walking you through speaker set-up, Advanced MCACC room calibration, sound optimization, firmware updates and more.
Full-Color On-Screen Graphical User Interface
Navigate through all of the SC-1223-K's advanced control and connectivity options more easily than ever with a full-color user interface via HDMI on your connected TV.
Choose the Pioneer AV Receiver That's Right for You
|Amplifier Type||Class D3||Class D3||Discrete Direct Energy||Discrete Direct Energy||Discrete Direct Energy||Discrete Direct Energy|
|Power||180 Watts x 7||170 Watts x 7||165 Watts x 7||140 Watts x 7||140 Watts x 5||140 Watts x 5|
|Number of HDMI Inputs/Outputs||8 in / 2 out (Main Zone & Zone 2)||8 in / 2 out (Main Zone & Zone 2)||8 in / 2 out (Main Zone & Zone 2)||6 in / 1 out||6 in / 1 out||4 in / 1 out|
|4K Ultra HD|
Pass-through and Upscaling
|Video Conversion to HDMI|
|MCACC Room Calibration||Advanced MCACC||Advanced MCACC||Advanced MCACC|
|MHL 2.0 Input||-|
|Powered Multi-Zone Audio|
(Multi-Source) 1x Powered 1x Passive
|HDZone (HDMI Zone Output)|
|Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod (30-Pin and Lightning)|
|AirPlay & HTC Connect||-|
|Windows 8 Compatible||-|
|DLNA 1.5 (DMR)||-|
|USB File Playback||AIFF/WAV/Apple Lossless/FLAC/MP3/WMA/AAC||AIFF/WAV/Apple Lossless/FLAC/MP3/WMA/AAC||AIFF/WAV/Apple Lossless/FLAC/MP3/WMA/AAC||AIFF/WAV/Apple Lossless/FLAC/MP3/WMA/AAC||AIFF/WAV/Apple Lossless/FLAC/MP3/WMA/AAC||MP3/WMA/AAC|
|Network File Music Playback||AIFF/WAV/Apple Lossless/FLAC/MP3/AAC||AIFF/WAV/Apple Lossless/FLAC/MP3/AAC||AIFF/WAV/Apple Lossless/FLAC/MP3/AAC||AIFF/WAV/Apple Lossless/FLAC/MP3/AAC||AIFF/WAV/Apple Lossless/FLAC/MP3/AAC||-|
|192kHz 24-Bit Hi Resolution Music Playback||AIFF/WAV/FLAC||AIFF/WAV/FLAC||AIFF/WAV/FLAC||AIFF/WAV/FLAC||AIFF/WAV/FLAC||-|
|Gapless Playback||AIFF/WAV/FLAC/Apple Lossless||AIFF/WAV/FLAC/Apple Lossless||AIFF/WAV/FLAC/Apple Lossless||AIFF/WAV/FLAC/Apple Lossless||AIFF/WAV/FLAC/Apple Lossless||-|
|Pandora & vTuner Internet Radio||-|
|iOS / Android Remote Control App||iControlAV 2013||iControlAV 2013||iControlAV 2013||ControlApp||ControlApp||-|
|AVNavigator PC / Mac Setup Software||-|
Top Customer Reviews
Onto this receiver, for the price it is great, that is what gave the fourth star. I'm not a fan of Pioneer, but the D3 amps at this price, the sound is great and made quite a difference on my upgrade from an older Sony. I'm a little worried as it runs warm, so I'll update if it becomes a durability issue. Airplay works fine and I haven't had the Harmony remote problem that another reviewer just mentioned. Mine works alright, but that could just depend on which Harmony remote you are using. If you're looking for great sound and more HDMI ports, this works great. Video upscale seems great, who knows on the 4k stuff, if I need that, I'm sure it'll be ok, but really, will probably have a better receiver when I have that. The included mic for calibration works great, but only sets up one spot, for the price, what do you expect. I wouldn't pay more than what I did for this, I'm not buying this for the apps, just wanted better sound so I'll let others comment on that. I don't use the included remote, so can't comment, worked fine the few minutes I used it for setup.Read more ›
UPDATE, Jan 7 (about ten days in): I've twice had the receiver stop amplifying sound now when switching between inputs. Yesterday, I switched from internet radio to TV and had no sound from the five amplified channels; the self-powered sub-woofer, of course, did continue to work. Under the belief that I had a dead receiver, I asked Pioneer to replace it. The agreed to fix it - as long as I shipped the receiver to them at my expense (which, when you're dealing with a 2ft by 2ft by 18 inch box weighing about 30lbs, quickly adds up). I declined and contacted Amazon, which is now kindly replacing the receiver. Seriously unlucky. However, I'm now even less sure of the purchase and intend to buy a third-party warranty by the end of the month if the replacement receiver works out as I am not sure I trust Pioneer to stand behind their product.
ORIGINAL REVIEW, Dec 28: I bought this receiver on the strong recommendation of a friend who has had a number of Pioneer and Pioneer Elite receivers over the years (four, I believe, possibly more). However, I've often thought of this friend as extremely lucky, and this Pioneer is continued proof of that.
Let's be clear - for the money, this is a pretty incredible receiver.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good power amp. Disappointing video performance (lower than if video accessories are connected directly). Read morePublished 22 days ago by Chris Chilson
Hands down, this is the best receiver I have ever owned. It does take some time to get everything hooked up, speakers configured and calibrated, remote linked with receiver, etc... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Closer Look TCB
This device has so many features and we love it. The sound is great but it does run a little hot.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
It does everything we need so far. Zone 2 works well no issues there, easy to install and set up without the tablet connection. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Michael G
Doesn't work. Does the MCACC set up just fine, then refuses to do anything else.Published 5 months ago by David Johnson