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Pioneer SC-1223-K 7.2-Channel Network Ready AV Receiver

B&H # PISC1223K Mfr # SC-1223-K
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Product Highlights
  • 120W Power Output per Channel at 8 Ohms
  • Digital Core Engine with TI Aureus DSP
  • MHL Connectivity via Front-Panel HDMI
  • DLNA 1.5 & HTC Connect Certified
  • AirPlay Streaming & USB Connectivity
  • Supports 4K Pass-Through & 4K Upscaling
  • Dolby TrueHD & DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Supports Zone 2 Multi-Room Listening
  • Pioneer Auto MCACC Room Calibration
  • Optional Bluetooth & Wireless Adapters

The Pioneer SC-1223-K 7.2-Channel Network Ready AV Receiver features Direct Energy HD amplification with a power output of 120W per channel at 8 ohms. It's equipped with Dolby and DTS high-definition surround sound decoding, Ethernet connectivity and a GUI that supports album artwork. The receiver features eight HDMI inputs that support 4K 3D pass-through, 4K upscaling, Audio Return Channel (ARC), Deep Color (36-bit) and x.v. Color. The front panel HDMI input also supports MHL connectivity for Android audio/video playback. Plus, there are multiple advanced surround modes and an AM/FM tuner with 63 station presets.

The SC-1223-K is DLNA 1.5 Certified for network streaming. It is HTC Certified as well. It supports AirPlay for wireless audio streaming from compatible Apple devices. Plus, the receiver can also stream audio via Bluetooth, but an optional AS-BT200 adapter is required. It also supports wireless LAN connectivity with the optional AS-WL300 converter. You can use your iOS or Android mobile device as remote using the iControl2013 Remote Control App. And, if you have the optional Bluetooth adapter, you can use the Air Jam App with your iOS or Android mobile device to share music and create playlists via Bluetooth.

The SC-1223-K can be set up in one room with all seven amplifiers powering your home theater. It also supports multi-zone audio. This means that you can use two of the seven amplifiers to power a pair of stereo speakers in another room. The Zone 2 setup even allows you enjoy different content from what is being played in the main room.

The receiver also features multiple analog audio and video inputs, dual coaxial audio inputs and dual optical audio inputs. There is a front panel USB port as well, which you can use to connect your iPod, iPhone, iPad or USB drive. The USB port supports direct digital connection and it will even charge your device. Other features include multiple Pioneer sound enhancements and Pioneer Auto MCACC Room Calibration, which includes a setup mic so you can perfectly calibrate your system to your specific room dimensions.

Audio Features

Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Pro Logic IIz and Dolby Digital Plus
DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-ES and DTS Neo:X/7.1
DSD music file playback via USB (2.8 MHz)
DSD disc (SACD) playback via HDMI (2.8 MHz)
Digital Core Engine with Texas Instruments Aureus DSP
Hi-bit24 audio signal processing
192 kHz / 24-bit DAC
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Input volume absorber

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

Phase Control and Auto Phase Control Plus
PQLS bit-stream, Multi-channel and 2-ch audio
Jitter reduction
Auto sound retriever, Auto sound retriever for ARC and Advanced sound retriever
Sound retriever link
Auto level control (multi-channel)
Virtual speakers (wide/height/surround back)
Virtual depth

Advanced Surround Modes

Action, Drama, Advanced Game, Sports, Classical and Rock/Pop
Front stage surround and Extended stereo
Phones surround
ECO mode 1 and ECO mode 2

Video Features

Eight HDMI inputs and two HDMI outputs
Android audio/video playback with front-panel MHL connectivity
Ultra HD 4K upscaling and pass-through
1080p / 24 fps scaler with Qdeo
3D Ready (Blu-ray Disc, broadcast and games)
Deep Color (36-bit) and x.v. Color
Triple HD noise reduction
Advanced video adjustment
Stream smoother and Stream smoother link
Frame rate conversion from 60i/60p to 24p

Home Network Features

AirPlay wireless audio
DLNA 1.5 certified
HTC Connect certified
Compatible with Windows 8
Music file playback via LAN/USB (AIFF, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, MP3, WMA, AAC, DSD)
192 kHz / 24-bit audio playback for AIFF, WAV and FLAC
Gapless playback for AIFF, Apple Lossless, WAV and FLAC
Pandora Internet Radio
Internet Radio with vTuner

Convenience Features

Digital iPod, iPad and iPhone transmission via front-panel USB port
Android MHL 3D, Android MHL Full HD and Android MHL mobile device charging
iControlAV2013 Remote Control App Ready for iOS and Android devices
iControlAV2013 App supports AV receiver and Blu-ray Disc player control from mobile device
Air Jam App Ready for iOS and Android (optional AS-BT200 Bluetooth Adapter required)
Wireless LAN Converter Ready with optional AS-WL300 Converter
Firmware update via Internet or USB
AVNavigator for easy wiring and setup via PC, Mac or iPad
Graphical User Interface (GUI) with album artwork (HDMI only)
Auto power down for each zone
Power save for HDMI standby through
AM/FM tuner with 63 station presets
Sleep timer
Learning remote control (luminous)

Zone Features

HDZONE for audio and video
Zone 2 AV (composite) and volume
Channels 7.2 (total)
7.0 (powered)
Amplification Class D (Direct Energy HD)
DAC Type 192 kHz / 24-bit
DSP Digital Core Engine with Texas Instruments Aureus
Power Output 120 W per channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2-ch driven FTC)
150 W per channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 1% THD, 2-ch driven)
180 W per channel (4 ohms, 1 kHz, 1% THD, 2-ch driven)
560 W multi-channel simultaneous drive (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 1% THD)
Rear Connections HDMI inputs x 7 (6 assignable)
Ethernet input x 1
AV composite inputs x 3
Audio input x 1 (assignable)
Digital coaxial inputs x 2 (assignable)
Digital optical inputs x 2 (assignable)
Component video inputs x 2 (assignable)
IR input x 1
IR output x 1
HDMI outputs x 2 (1 for main/HDZONE)
Monitor composite output x 1
Monitor component output x 1
Preout x 2.1-ch out (2.2-ch terminals)
Speaker x 9-ch out (SB/FH/FW/B/Bi-Amp/Zone 2 assignable)
Bluetooth adapter port for AS-BT200 x 1
USB charge port for optional AS-WL300 wireless converter x 1
Front Connections HDMI/MHL input x 1 (assignable)
USB input x 1 (iPod/iPhone/iPad/USB drive)
MCACC setup mic input x 1
Headphone output x 1
Bluetooth Compatible Yes (requires optional AS-BT200 Bluetooth Adapter)
Wireless Connectivity Yes (requires optional AS-WL300 Wireless Converter)
Supported File Formats AIFF
Apple Lossless
WAV
FLAC
MP3
WMA
AAC
DSD
Dolby / DTS Decoding Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Pro Logic IIz
Dolby Digital Plus
DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS-ES
DTS Neo:X/7.1
Construction Advanced Direct Construction
Power Requirements AC 120 V / 60 Hz
Power Consumption (Operating) 260 W
Power Consumption (Standby) 0.1 W (with HDMI Control off)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 17.1 x 7.3 x 15.6" (435 x 185 x 395 mm)
Weight 25.75 lb (11.68 kg)
Pioneer SC-1223-K 7.2-Channel Network Ready AV Receiver
  • Setup Microphone with 16.4' (5m) Cable
  • Remote Control
  • 2 x AAA Batteries (for Remote)
  • FM Wire Antenna
  • AM Loop Antenna
  • Power Cord
  • CD-ROM (AVNavigator)
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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