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Pioneer SC-1522 9.2-Channel Network Ready A/V Receiver

B&H # PISC1522K Mfr # SC-1522-K
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Product Highlights
  • 9.2 Channel A/V Receiver
  • 720W All Channels Driven Power Output
  • Class D3 Amplification
  • 4k2k Pass Through
  • 7 HDMI Inputs
  • Apple AirPlay Ready
  • Stream Internet Radio & PC Audio
  • Front HDMI / MHL Connection
  • THX Select 2 Plus Certified
  • Advanced MCACC Calibration

If you're in search of a powerful home theater foundation that offers a multitude of streaming options, compatibility with iPod, iPhone and iPad as well as exquisite audio and video processing capabilities, the flagship THS Select 2 Plus certified Pioneer SC-1522 9.2-Channel Network Ready A/V Receiver could be a good match for your needs. It offers 720 watts total power output with seven HDMI inputs with support for 3D video from Blu-ray discs, broadcasting and video games, as well as Deep Color, x.v. Color and Audio Return Channel. So in addition to the HD Blu-ray format, this receiver is ideal for all current and future high definition sources with extensive connectivity options for legacy equipment as well.

Using Marvell Qdeo video processing, the SC-1522 can convert analog video sources to HDMI for clear, detailed imaging. It can also upscale picture to 1080p to best match the native resolution of an HDTV and supports pass through for ultra-high resolutions of 4k x 2k. Of course, it supports advanced surround sound processing of Dolby and DTS formats including Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio to give your Blu-ray disc movies a soundtrack that's realistic and lifelike. It also supports Dolby Pro Logic IIz, which adds a "height" channel for an even more immersive experience.

Since this receiver is certified to work with iPod, iPhone and iPad, Pioneer has included several features for seamless operation with your iDevices. After a download from the App Store, you can control master and per-zone volume, room calibration and more. You'll have a simple but powerful way to adjust your home theater sound however you like, from the convenience of your portable device. You can also enjoy music with iTunes album art, movies and downloaded TV shows from iTunes, photos, web content like YouTube clips and more. With AirPlay, you can stream music from your iPod, iPhone or iPad from your iTunes library -- wirelessly!

But once you've connected the SC-1522 to an Internet connection, your home entertainment possibilities don't have to end there. This receiver is Bluetooth ready (optional adapter is required) stream content from your iPhone, Blackberry, or Android smartphone as well as other Bluetooth-enabled sources like a laptop.

The SC-1522 features Pioneer's advanced Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration system (MCACC), which provides a near studio-quality, multi-channel listening experience customized specifically to your listening environment. An included microphone measures every speaker's connection, and notes its size, distance from the listening point, sound levels and timbre to calibrate and maximize performance. So, pretty much any seat will be the best seat in the house.

And there's more -- with Pioneer's Advanced Sound Retriever, your WMA, MP3 and AAC music files will sound cleaner and clearer than ever. This fills in areas where minute details were left out during the compression process.

In addition to controlling the receiver with your iPod, iPhone or iPad, you can also utilize the full color on-screen GUI along with the included preset remote to adjust and tweak your home theater sound. Clearly, the SC-1522 allows for advanced audio and video processing while offering compatibility with portable Apple devices and providing a gateway to Internet radio and more, right in your own living room -- just add a Blu-ray disc or DVD player, TV and speakers of your choice for the ultimate networked home theater system.

Class D3 Amplification
  • 9.2 channels
  • 720 watts multi channel simultaneous drive (1 kHz, THD 1% @ 8 ohms)
  • 210 watts per channel (1 kHz, THD 1% @ 4 ohms)
  • 170 watts per channel (1 kHz, THD 1% @ 6 ohms)
  • 130 watts per channel (1 kHz, THD 0.08% @ 8 ohms)
Construction
  • Advanced Direct Construction
  • Rigid Trans-Stabilizer
  • Insulated Dual Chassis
  • Aluminum Chassis
Audio Features
  • THX Select 2 Plus
  • Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Pro Logic IIz, Dolby Digital Plus
  • DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-ES, DTS Neo:X - 9.1 channel surround
  • Digital Core Engine with Texas Instruments Aureus DSP
  • Hi-bit32 (96kHz) Audio and Jitter reduction
  • 192 kHz / 32-bit DAC's
  • Digital Filter Slow Mode (192 kHz)
  • HDMI Audio Return Channel
  • Dialog Enhancement
Pioneer Advanced MCACC Room Calibration
  • 3D Time Axis Measurement
  • Polarity Check
  • Automatic Crossover Detection
  • Reverb Before and After Calibration Results (OSD or AVNavigator)
  • Standing Wave Control
Pioneer Sound Enhancements
  • Full Band Phase Control
  • PQLS Bit-stream/Multi-Surround/2ch
  • Jitter Reduction
  • Advanced Sound Retriever / Auto Sound Retriever for ARC
  • Sound Retriever AIR
  • Sound Retreiver Link
  • Auto Level Control (multi-channel)
  • Advanced Surround (15 + 1 Modes)
  • Virtual Speakers (Wide / Height / Surround Back)
  • Virtual Depth
Video Features
  • 4k2k pass through
  • 3D ready (Blu-ray disc, broadcast and games)
  • Deep Color (36-bit), x.v. Color
  • 1080p/24fps Scaler with Qdeo video processor
  • Triple HD Noise Reduction
  • Advanced Video Adjustment
  • Stream Smoother / Stream Smoother Link
  • Frame Rate Conversion (60i/p - 24p)
Home Network Features
  • AirPlay wireless audio
  • DLNA certified (1.5)
  • Front MHL connect
  • Compatible with Windows 7
  • Music file playback via LAN (WAV, MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC)
  • 192 kHz / 24-bit audio playback (WAV, FLAC)
  • SiriusXM Internet Radio
  • Pandora Internet Radio
  • vTuner Internet Radio
Convenience Features
  • Digital audio from iPod / iPhone / iPad via USB
  • iControlAV2012 Remote Control App ready; lets you control the AV receiver or Blu-ray disc player from smartphone / Sound Explorer (iOS/Android)
  • Air Jam App ready (iOS/Android) (optional AS-BT200 adapter required); lets you share music and create playlists via Bluetooth connection
  • Wireless LAN converter ready (optional AS-WL300 required)
  • Auto Power Down
  • Power Save for HDMI Standby Through
  • AM/FM tuner with 63 presets
  • Sleep timer
  • Learning remote control (luminous)
  • RF remote control (CU-RF100-U) ready
Custom
  • Zone 2 AV and zone 3 analog audio out
  • Firmware update via Internet or USB
  • AVNavigator for easy wiring and setup with PC or iPad
  • Graphic User Interface (GUI) with album artwork (HDMI only)
  • Detachable power cord
  • RS232
  • IR in, IR out x 1
  • 12v trigger x 2
  • 11.2 channel preouts
  • Preout mode
  • Zone volume, tone, balance
Amplifier
Power Output 720 W multi channel simultaneous drive (1 kHz, THD 1 % @ 8 ohms)
210 W/ch (1 kHz, THD 1 % @ 4 ohms)
170 W/ch (1 kHz, THD 1 % @ 6 ohms)
130 W/ch (1 kHz, THD 0.08 % @ 8 ohms)
No. of Channels 9.2
Audio Processing
Dolby TrueHD Yes
Dolby Pro Logic IIz Yes
Dolby Digital Plus Yes
DTS-HD Master Audio Yes
DTS ES Yes
DTS Neo:X Yes
THX Processing Mode Yes
THX Certified Yes, Select 2 Plus
DAC 192 kHz / 24-bit
Convenience
Speaker Selector Yes, A/B
Multi Room/Source Yes
AM/FM Tuner Yes, 63 presets
Remote Control Yes
Supported Devices iPad 2, iPad, iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS, 3G / iPod touch 4G, 3G, 2G, 1G / iPod classic / iPod nano 6G, 5G, 4G, 3G
Connectors
Inputs HDMI x 8 (7 rear, 1 front)
Component video (assignable) x 2
Composite A/V input x 4
Front USB memory input x 2 (Front 1, Rear 1 for wireless LAN)
Ethernet x 1
Analog audio inputs x 3
Digital coaxial (assignable) x 2
Digital optical (assignable) x 2
Ethernet x 1
MCACC setup mic in (front) x 1
IR serial remote x 1
Outputs HDMI x 2
Digital potical (assignable) x 1
Component video x 1
Composite A/V x 1
Monitor composite out x 1
Analog audio x 1
Digital audio x 1
Headphone (front) x 1
IR serial remote x 1
Speaker 9 ch (front, center, surround, surround back, front height/speaker B)
Subwoofer pre-out x 2
Zone 3 audio, volume and balance
Zone 2 AV (composite), subwoofer, volume, balance and tone
Other Ports Bluetooth adapter port x 1 (optional AS-BT200)
Wireless adapter port x 1 (optional AS-WL300)
Front USB memory input x 1
12 V trigger x 2/RS232C
Video Input Conversion Video conversion to HDMI
General
Power Requirements 120 VAC, 60 Hz
Power Consumption 330 W
0.1 W standby
Dimensions (WxHxD) 17.13 x 7.28 x 17.36" (43.5 x 18.5 x 44.1 cm)
Weight 33.29 lb (15.1 kg)
Pioneer SC-1522 9.2-Channel Network Ready A/V Receiver
  • Setup Microphone (16.4' / 5 m Cable)
  • Remote Control Unit
  • 2 x AAA Size IEC R03 Dry Cell Batteries
  • AM Loop Antenna
  • FM Wire Antenna
  • iPod Cable
  • MHL Cable
  • Power Cord
  • CD-ROM (AVNavigator)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety Brochure
  • Warranty Sheet
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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