7-Channel A/V Receiver using class-D ICEpower amp & AIR Studios Monitor Sound Tuning Certification



The Pioneer® Elite® SC-25 A/V receiver is the entry point for Pioneer’s exclusive Direct Energy HD amplifier with ICEPower® Class-D technology; specifically designed to bring a new level of performance to stereo and multi-channel surround sound. The driving force for its development was the anticipation of new uncompressed soundtracks from Dolby True-HD and DTS-HD Master audio now emerging on the Blu-Ray Disc® format, bringing sonically exact studio duplication into the home.

With performance certifications from both THX® Labs and Pioneer’s sound tuning partners at AIR Studios in London, England, the SC-25 has expert certifications for noise, distortion, frequency response, and amplification output as well as Advanced Auto MCACC sound tuning directly influenced by AIR Studios professional technical engineers.


The SC-25 employs Pioneer’s exclusive 3-D Space Frame Construction with an ultra rigid trans-stabilizer. Together, this construction technique isolates and dampens the power amplifier and pre-amplifier sections to perform more like separate components.

As a leader in HD-Video signal processing, the new Elite receivers incorporate HDMI® 48-Bit Deep Color and x.v. Color capabilities, analog video conversion to HDMI, standard definition video upscaling to1080p, and Pioneer proprietary PureCinema I/P conversion. Full unprocessed 1080p/24fps Blu-ray Disc resolution will find its way to your 1080p HDTV without unnecessary interference by the receiver, and lower resolution formats will benefit from precision video processing. The Elite SC-25 has 5 HDMI inputs, one of which is conveniently located on the front panel, and 3 component video inputs for a total of 8 assignable high-definition video input options.

This latest line of Elite receivers is among the first to be Works with iPhone certified, ready to bring your iTunes® library, photos and videos stored on your iPhone and YouTube® content accessed from your iPhone to your home theater. Even navigation is made easy and fun with a Graphical User Interface (GUI) that provides on-screen album art, all from a newly designed LCD illuminated learning remote. The SC-25 expands your entertainment options further with audio and photo streaming from your PC through an existing home network, and antenna inputs now make it ready to bring subscription services from SIRIUS® and XM® Satellite Radio* into your home entertainment system, rounding out the wide variety of new media options.


The Elite SC-25 receiver is also fully custom integration ready with several new features including 3-zone A/V, dual parallel HDMI outputs, 3-zone on-screen Graphical User Interface, satellite radio and zone distribution of all other analog inputs to up to three zones.  Discrete front panel and remote on/off, input select, and volume controls for main, 2nd, and 3rd zones makes distributed whole-home entertainment a very real possibility.



*SIRIUS and XM Satellite Radio are paid subscription music services, each requiring an antenna, sold separately.

PIONEER,ELITE and the PIONEER and ELITE logos are registered trademarks of Pioneer Corporation.
Specifications and design subject to modification without notice
DOLBY, DOLBY DIGITAL PLUS, DOLBY TRUEHD and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
DTS, and DTS Digital Surround are registered trademarks of Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
iPod,and iPhone are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
HDMI, the HDMI logo are registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC.
Air Studios and the Air Studios logo are registered trademarks of Air Studios, Inc.
XM is a registered trademark of XM Satellite Radio Inc.
SIRIUS and the SIRIUS dog logo are registered trademarks of SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Inc
ICEPOWER is a trademark or registered trademark of Bang & Olufsen ICEpower a/s.
HDMI may not allow transmission of copright-protected material, depending on the capability of the signal source.
Crestron is a registered trademark of Crestron Electronics, Inc.

Neural Surround is a trademark of Neural Audio Corporation.

  • ICEpower<sup>®</sup> Direct Energy HD
  • 140W x 7 (20Hz - 20kHz, .09% THD @ 8 ohms, All Channels Driven)
  • 140W x 2 (20Hz - 20kHz, .09% THD @ 8 ohms)
Audio Processing
  • Dual Core
  • Monitor Certification
  • Multi-channel
  • Advanced MCACC 9 Band EQ
  • Full Band
  • (Focus,Wide)
  • (13+1) Modes
  • Burr Brown 192 kHz / 24-bit
  • Wolfson WM8740 192 kHz / 24-bit DAC
Video Processing
  • Redesigned, Full-color GUI
  • Zone 2 & 3
  • Illuminated Learning
  • 3-zone
  • 5 (Including 1 Front Panel Input)
  • 2
  • 3
  • 1
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • 1
  • 6 (4 Optical, 2 Coaxial)
  • 2 Optical
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
  • 3-zones
  • Composite
  • Composite
  • 2
  • Aluminum/Urushi
  • 2 Year Elite Warranty
  • 16.56" x 7.92" x 18.12" (W x H x D)
  • 40 lbs. 11 oz.


Scheduled Update for your Pioneer device

On July 12th, Rhapsody implemented a change to the service that will require an update to your Pioneer AV Receiver.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. In order to continue using Rhapsody, you will need to update the firmware on your Pioneer device.

Updated 7/21/2011