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The SC-1223 is your entry ticket to exciting home entertainment, thanks to the power and finesse of Pioneer’s Class D amplification. This feature-rich AV receiver allows you to connect myriad devices via a multitude of digital inputs. With 8 HDMI inputs, of which one MHL compatible to connect with your Android smartphone, you've got plenty of connectivity options. A digital connection on the front allows you to connect your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. The SC-1223 is ready for high-resolution music files, gapless playback, 4K Ultra HD video and multi-zone functionality as well as convenient receiver control via Pioneer’s free iControlAV2013 app. In addition, it offers playback of audio files stored in the Direct Streaming Digital (DSD) format through its front USB.

Besides physical connections, you can stream your smartphone's content over DLNA or AirPlay. And via the built-in ECO Mode you can save energy without compromising on sound and video performance.

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4K Ultra HD video ready

Experience real high definition with 4K ultra-high resolution video. 4K Pass Through ensures your receiver is ready for the next generation of high def video.

Massive power

Audiophile level Class D amplification brings you unprecedented power output. Short signal paths ensure impeccable sound, while efficient cooling provides superior performance with lower power consumption (-44% vs analogue amps). Now with 4-16Ω speaker support.

Stream with ease

DLNA and AirPlay are widely supported on PCs, laptops, smartphones and other devices. As this receiver is DLNA and AirPlay certified, you can easily stream audio from such a device. Apple's AirPlay lets you stream music from your entire iTunes library.

Energy efficient settings

Use the ECO Mode to save energy. It analyses your sources in real time, adjusting power consumption accordingly to meet your needs, or you can choose the power-saving settings that are right for you. You can control ECO Mode using the receiver's front panel, the included remote control, or the ECO Manager page of Pioneer's free iControlAV2013 for your smartphone or tablet.

Loves your i-Devices

Connect your Apple device directly to the receiver to view stored photos or videos. You can also stream directly from e.g. YouTube to your LCD TV.

The remote reinvented

iControlAV lets you modify all important receiver functions from your smartphone or tablet (iOS / Android). The 2013 version brings a new user interface and easy to navigate feature menu, as well as a dedicated “ECO MANAGER” page for energy efficient settings. PUSH PLAYER, Pioneer’s new music streaming setting, lets you access the music libraries stored on your device and create playlists that can be streamed wirelessly to the receiver, all from within the app.

Enjoy Spotify Connect

Enjoy on demand access to millions of songs with Spotify’s digital streaming service. This AV receiver is ready for Spotify Connect SG/Spotify Connect MY, which lets you select songs on your Spotify app to listen to on your audio system.

Advanced Multi-Channel Stereophonic Philosophy

  • Direct Energy HD Amplifier
  • Yes
  • Audio Scaler 192 kHz/32-bit Enhancer
  • Full Band Phase Control
  • Phase Control
  • Yes
  • Pioneer Advanced MCACC Room Calibration
  • Yes
  • THX

Audio Technologies

  • ESS SABRE32192 kHz/32-bit Audio DAC
  • Advanced Sound Retriever (Multi-ch)/Sound Retriever Link
  • Yes
  • Auto Sound Retriever/Auto Sound Retriever for ARC
  • Yes
  • Auto Level Control (Multi-ch)
  • Yes
  • PQLS with HDMI (Bit-stream/Multi-ch/2ch)
  • Yes
  • Optimum Surround
  • Speaker Configurations
  • Yes (5 patterns)
  • Virtual Speakers (Wide/Height/Surround Back)
  • Yes
  • Virtual Depth
  • Yes
  • Advanced Surround Modes (11 + 1 modes)
  • Yes
  • Front Stage Surround Advance/Wide Surround
  • Yes

Video Technologies

  • 3D Ready (Blu-ray Disc®, Broadcast and Games)
  • Yes
  • Ultra HD (4K) Upscaling / Pass Through
  • Yes
  • Precise Conversion (1080/24p and 4k/24p)
  • Yes
  • Stream Smoother/Stream Smoother Link
  • Yes
  • Advanced Video Adjust
  • Yes
  • Triple HD Video Noise Reduction
  • Yes
  • Deep Colour (36-bit)/"x.v.Colour"
  • Yes

Audio Formats & Licenses

  • Dolby TrueHD
  • Yes
  • Dolby TrueHD Loudness Management
  • Yes
  • DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Yes
  • DTS Neo:X
  • Yes

Connectivity

  • HDMITM (3D, ARC)
  • 8 In/2 Out
  • Made for iPod, iPhone and iPad
  • Yes
  • Android™ Audio/Video Playback and Charging with MHLTM
  • Yes
  • Front USB Input
  • Yes

Network Features and Playable PC Files

  • AirPlay Wireless Audio
  • Yes
  • DLNA Certified™ (1.5)
  • Yes
  • Compatible with Windows® 8
  • Yes
  • Music File Playback via LAN/USB*1
  • Yes
  • 192 kHz/24-Bit Audio Playback (AIFF, WAV, FLAC)
  • Yes
  • Gapless Playback for AIFF, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC
  • Yes
  • Internet Radio (vTuner)
  • Yes

Advanced Control

  • iControlAV2013 App Ready
  • Yes
  • AVNavigator for Windows/Mac/iPad
  • Yes
  • 2013 Pioneer PC Setup
  • Yes
  • Wireless LAN Converter Ready*2
  • Yes
  • Bluetooth Ready/Air Jam Ready*3
  • Yes
  • HDMI ZONE Out (HDZONE)
  • Yes
  • Multi-Zone
  • 3 Zone
  • Control with HDMI
  • Yes
  • ECO Mode
  • Yes
  • Auto Power Down/HDMI Standby Input Switching
  • Yes
  • Power Save for HDMI Standby Through
  • Yes
  • Simple Overlay OSD/GUI
  • Yes

Specifications

  • Simultaneous Power Output
  • Total 560W
  • Rated Power Output (1 kHz, 1 % THD, 6 ohms 1ch Driven)
  • 160 W/ch
  • Rated Power Output (1 kHz, 1 % THD, 6 ohms 1ch Driven)
  • 200 W/ch
  • Maximum Power Output (1 kHz, 10 % THD, 4 ohms 1ch Driven)
  • 250 W/ch
  • Dimensions (W x H x D)
  • 435 x 185 x 396 mm
  • Weight
  • 11.9 kg
  • Power Consumption (in use/standby)
  • 260 W/0.1 W
  • Power Requirements
  • AC 220-230/240 V, 50/60 Hz

*1 USB Only
*2 With AS-WL300 optional wireless LAN converter
*3 With AS-BT200/AS-BT100 optional adapte