7.2 Channel Network Ready Receiver
featuring Class D3 Amplification
- Update: Spotify® Connect now available
- Network Ready with AirPlay®, HTC ConnectTM, Pandora® and vTuner® Internet Radio
- 3D and 4K Ultra HD Upscaling/Pass-Through
- HDMI® HD-Zone and Powered Zone 2 Audio
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
Pioneer’s 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 your computer.
HTC Connect™ Brings a New Voice to Android™
The 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.
Spotify 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. Update your AV Receiver
Windows® 8 Certified
Windows 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 on YouTube®.
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 faithfully reproduced.
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 Pioneer.
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 and flexibility.
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 Standby Through.
Your Phone or Tablet Transforms into a Powerful Remote Control
Communicating 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 it.
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 and more.
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.
- Class D3 (Direct Energy HD)
- VSX Model Power Rating Only
- 150 Watts
- 260 W/0.1 W (standby)
Handheld and Internet
- iPhone 5, iPad mini, iPad with Retina display, iPod
Decoders & Formats
- Texas Instruments Aureus
- Hi-bit24 Audio Signal Processing
- AIFF, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, MP3, WMA, AAC, DSD
- Yes with Loudness Management
- Auto / Plus
- 1/2 inch
- Yes (Direct, Pure Direct)
- 15+1 Mode DSP
- Surround Back / Height / Depth / Wide
- 2 Channel
- Yes (800 ms)
- Versatile Speaker Configuration
- Yes (Front Channel)
- Yes with Input Switch / Last Memory
- Marvell QDEO
- 4K Ultra HD
- 4K Ultra HD
- 4K Ultra HD
- YNR, CNR, BNR, MNR, Detail, Brightness, Contrast, Hue, Chroma, Black Level
- 8 In ( 7 Rear, 1 Front) / 2 Out
- 1 (Front)
- Optional AS-WL300
- Optional AS-BT200
- 2 In (Assignable)
- Yes (Audio Only)
- 2 (Front 1, Rear 1 for Wireless LAN)
- Preout 2.1 ch (2.2 ch terminals)
- USB & HDMI/MHL
- 63 Preset AM / FM Tunner
- Graphical User Interface (GUI) with Album Artwork (HDMI only)
- HDMI HDZone Audio & Video / Powered Zone 2 Audio
- 1 In / 1 Out
- Learning Remote Control (Luminous)
- 30, 60, 90 min.
- 1 Year Parts & Labor
- 17.13 x 7.31 x 15.56
- 25.75 lbs.
Specifications and design subject to modification without notice. PIONEER and the Pioneer logo, MCACC and Advanced Sound Retriever are registered trademarks of Pioneer Corporation.
The impedances indicated are actual values that speakers can present to an amplifier while playing back music. They do not refer to the nominal rated impedances of speakers you use.
Phase Control is a trademark placed on a product with Pioneer’s Phase Control Technology concept. The technology enables high-grade sound reproduction environment by improving the phase matching for each of the components.
HDMI connection may not allow transmission of copyright protected material, depending on the capability of the signal source.
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
Spotify is the registered trade mark of the Spotify Group. Compatible digital mobile devices and premium subscription required where available, see pioneer.eu/spotify
Dolby, Pro Logic, Dolby Digital, and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
DTS is a registered trademark & the DTS logo and Symbol are trademarks of DTS, Inc.
Blu-ray Disc is a trademark of the Blu-ray Disc Association.
Windows and the Windows logo are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.
“Made for iPod,” “Made for iPhone,” and “Made for iPad” mean that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod, iPhone, or iPad, respectively, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards. Please note that the use of
this accessory with iPod, iPhone, or iPad may affect wireless performance.
Apple, AirPlay, the AirPlay Logo, iPhone, iPad, iPod ,iPod touch and Mac are registered trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. AirPlay works with iPhone 5, iPhone 4S,
iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch (5th, 4th, 3rd and 2nd generations), iPad 2, iPad (4th, 3rd, and 1st generations), iPad mini with iOS 4.2 or later, and iTunes 10.1 (Mac and PC) or later.
DLNA, the DLNA Logo and DLNA Certified are trademarks, service marks, or certification marks of the Digital Living Network Alliance.
HTC, the HTC logo, and HTC Connect are trademarks of HTC Corporation.
“x.v.Color” is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
Qdeo is a registered trademark of Marvell World Trade, Ltd.
Android and Google Play are trademarks of Google Inc.
MHL, the MHL Logo, and Mobile High-Definition Link are trademarks or registered trademarks of MHL LLC in the United States and other countries.
Pandora Internet Radio is a registered trademark of Pandora Media, Inc.
vTuner is a registered trademark of Nothing Else Matters Software, Ltd.
Aureus is a registered trademark of Texas Instruments, Inc.
Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
For details on iPod compatibility, visit http://pioneer.jp/homeav/support/ios/na/
© 2013 Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.