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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 our 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.
AirPlay® Made Easy
partnership with Apple translates to effortless AirPlay connectivity
through Apple devices like iPhone, iPad and iPod. You can network share
your music with DLNA and Windows 8, stream your favorite music straight from your PC or Mac with Pandora, or listen to a world of content with vTuner 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 WiFi-ready
with Pioneer’s optional AS-BT200 Bluetooth adapter and AS-WL-300 WiFi adapter.
Or 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
HTC Connect™ Brings a New Voice to Android™
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.
Connect is a Premium feature that lets you play and control Spotify on
your devices. Choose music on one device and listen on another. At home,
hit play on your mobile and hear high fidelity sound on your AV
receiver. You can also control the music from your mobile phone.
Windows® 8 Certified
8 Play To feature makes it easy to stream your favorite music stored on
your PC to our new line of networked AV Receivers. Don't limit your
media experience to your laptop speakers. With the Windows 8 Play To
feature and Pioneer’s new networked Receivers you can enjoy your media
library on the biggest speakers in the house.
Easily Connect to Your PC Music Files or Internet Radio
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
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
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
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
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
Your Phone or Tablet Transforms into a Powerful Remote Control
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 our 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
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
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.