9.2-Channel Network Ready AV Receiver



Are you ready for startling home theater performance? Delivering the next level of quality audio and video, the SC-1522 arrives with superior and realistic fidelity for your home entertainment experience. Incorporating advanced network connectivity and special features for custom installers, the SC-1522 has been designed as the technologically advanced heart of your home theater system, giving you ultimate performance not just in your living room, but throughout your home.

Made for You--And your iPad®, iPhone® and iPod®
Thanks to Made for iPod touch®, iPhone, and iPad certification, Apple devices are easily connected with the included USB/video cable - so there's no need to buy a separate dock to access all your music, videos, streaming content. Plus, since your iPhone, iPod and now your iPad charge automatically when connected, it's the ultimate plug-and-play integration with your home theater. You can enjoy music with album art from the iTunes® store, shared videos and movies, downloaded TV shows from iTunes, photos, web content from YouTube® and much more. Got a call? The iPhone will mute movies and music so you can take it. Use the iPhone directly, or push a single button on the SC-1522's front panel to switch control to the included preset remote and an intuitive, full-color GUI.

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With AirPlay, stream music from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or iTunes to the SC-1522 and play it through your home theater system without docks or cables. Simply connect the receiver to your home network via Ethernet, and it instantly becomes the hub for playback of your iTunes music from your connected Apple® device or networked computer.

You can stream your music straight from your PC or Mac®, iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to the SC-1522 at the touch of a button. Listen to your favorite song in your car using your iPhone, leave your car mid song and walk into your home. Using the music player on your iPhone, press the AirPlay icon and select the SC-1522. When you do, the receiver will power up automatically if in network standby mode and continue your favorite song right where you left off.

You can even view song information including song title, artist, and track time as well as album art on a connected display. Not only that, the SC-1522 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 one device.

HTC Connect™
HTC Connect™ is for Android® owners who, until now, have constantly asked, “What about me?” The good news is your receiver has arrived. A Pioneer exclusive, the SC-1522 proudly supports HTC Connect, compatible with HTC One series phones. HTC Connect makes it easy to wirelessly stream your favorite music straight from your HTC One phone. There’s no need for a separate app; HTC Connect is built right into your phone’s music player.
UPDATE: HTC Connect Firmware Now Available for Download

Connect to Your PC Music Files or Internet Radio
The SC-1522's networking ability opens up an entirely new world of possibilities. A rear panel Ethernet port allows full integration into your home network, and with Windows® 7 and DLNA® 1.5 certification, a whole new level of entertainment options are at your fingertips. With 192kHz / 24-bit WAV and FLAC file compatibility, network streaming audio playback is now ready for the true audiophile. Stream your MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV and FLAC music files from your PC, laptop or smartphone to your home theater system.

With vTuner®, the SC-1522 lets you enjoy thousands of Internet radio stations from around the world. You can also access Pandora® and SiriusXM® (subscription needed) radio services complete with on-screen album art and music information. An optional AS-WL300 wireless adapter is also available for the convenience of connection through a wireless network.

Unleash Your Smartphone's Music with Bluetooth® and MHLTM
The SC-1522 is 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. Plus you'll enjoy enriched quality with Sound Retriever AIR technology, created specifically to enhance Bluetooth audio.

Support for Mobile High Definition Link (MHL) lets you connect your compatible MHL-equipped AndroidTM smartphone via a front panel interface, allowing you to access and enjoy your phones applications on the big screen.

True-to-Life, High-Definition Audio with THX® Select 2 Plus
Pioneer adds an extra dimension to the SC-1522 by being the only multi-channel Class-D amplifier manufacturer to be awarded the coveted THX Select 2 Plus certification for the ultimate immersive surround sound experience.
Of course, the SC-1522 also supports high-definition audio formats like Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD® Master Audio, as well as DTS® Neo:X surround, providing a 3-D surround experience for up to 9.2 channels.

Zone 2 Output
The SC-1522 takes the multi-room media experience to a whole new level with Zone 2 subwoofer and tone controls plus access to the On-Screen Display from another Zone.

Class D3 Amplification
The SC-1522’s Class D3 9-channel amplifier is one of the most powerful amplifiers of any multi-channel A/V receiver Pioneer has ever produced. Keeping the new audio formats of the Blu-ray DiscTM format in mind, Class D3 takes high-resolution multi-channel audio to a whole new level of immersive performance.

Rated at 130 watts x 9 channels, the SC-1522 delivers plenty of power, but it's not the whole story. Where the SC-1522 really shows its unprecedented power output capability is when driving multi-channels simultaneously without losing significant per-channel output. Class A/B amplifiers simply cannot match the efficiency of Class D3, as their power output per channel diminishes rapidly when more channels are added to the work-load. This kind of unprecedented power capability allows you to appreciate the full dynamics from any media source in a way never before possible. The ability to drive more channels, simultaneously, means you can fully reproduce all of the dynamics and impact of high definition multi-channel Dolby and DTS soundtracks with up to 9.2 channels of the highest quality power output available today.

Advanced Qdeo® Video Processing - Picture Perfect Whatever the Source
Qdeo processing technology and Pioneer's extensive video know-how makes home theater a truly immersive experience. The SC-1522 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 video scaling for an exceptional picture regardless of the source, creating natural and noise-free video for maximum performance and flexibility.

Get Ready for 3D with the Latest HDMI® Technology
All of Pioneer's newest receivers support the latest HDMI specifications. So not only do you get the most out of your existing movies and music, with the SC-1522 you're prepared for the new generation of 3D video content. With 7 HDMI inputs, including a front input, you've got plenty of connectivity options for the growing number of high-definition sources available. The SC-1522 also offers advanced HDMI conveniences like Audio Return Channel and Power Save HDMI Standby Through.

Transform your Apple Device into a Powerful Remote Control
Communicating with the SC-1522 wirelessly through your home network, Pioneer's iControlAV2012 app, downloadable at no charge through iTunes® and Goole Play, turns your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad device or select Android devices into a powerful remote control for your receiver. The all new iControlAV2012 is fully redesigned, incorporating everything from basic volume and input selection to advanced features like EQ adjustments and Internet Radio control. iControlAV2012 for iPad includes enhanced features like vertical and horizontal orientation, intuitive control of music from networked PCs as well as a super- cool 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-1522 offers, like Hi-Bit 24, Auto Phase Control Plus, and Virtual Speaker modes.

Full-Color On-Screen Graphical User Interface
All of the SC-1522's advanced control and connectivity options are made even better with a full-color user interface via HDMI on your connected TV. Effortlessly navigate through the SC-1522's menu and enjoy iTunes album art from a connected Apple device.

Ideal for Custom Home Theater Installation
Pioneer's AV receivers were designed with an eye toward custom-installed home theater solutions, with features to match. Multi-zone capability with support for Zone2/3/4 outputs allows you to watch movies or listen to music in two rooms at once. An RS-232 bus connection allows custom installers access into the "control brain" of the SC-1522, and an advanced PC setup option is available to CI integrators. The SC-1522 is compatible with popular "whole-house" entertainment systems such as Crestron®, AMX®, Control 4®, URC®, Savant®, and Remote Technologies®, and its IP capabilities allow users to control their entertainment system via a home network.

All this plus support for Pioneer Apps, 3rd party control devices, custom-ready detachable power cord, and IR in/out for universal remotes make the SC-1522 a powerful answer for a custom home entertainment solution.

  • Class D3
  • 9.2
  • Measurements Not Available
  • 130
  • 170
Handheld and Internet
  • iPad 2, iPad, iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS, 3G / iPod touch 4G, 3G, 2G, 1G / iPod classic / iPod nano 6G, 5G, 4G, 3G
  • Yes (AS-BT200 required)
Decoders & Formats
  • Texas Instruments Aureus x 2
  • Select 2 Plus
  • 192kHz/32-bit
  • 32
  • MP3, WMA, AAC, 192kHz / 24-Bit WAV & FLAC via USB and Network
  • Yes
  • Y
  • Multi-Channel
Soundfield Calibration
  • Full Band Phase Control
  • Advanced
  • 9-Band
  • 6
  • 1/2 inch
Listening Modes
  • Yes (Direct, Pure Direct)
  • 15+1 Modes
  • Yes (Focus, Wide)
  • Surround Back / Height / Depth / Wide
Audio Features
  • Multi-Channel
  • HDMI Bitstream/ Multi
  • Multi-Channel
  • Multi-Channel / Auto with ARC
  • Yes (192kHz)
  • Multi Channel
  • Yes (10 Frame)
  • Versatile Speaker Configuration
  • Yes (Front Channel)
Video Processing
  • Yes with Input Switch / Last Memory
  • Qdeo
  • 1080p/24fps
  • 1080p
  • 1080p
  • HD Sources Progressive Motion - YNR, CNR, BNR, MNR, Detail, Brightness, Contrast, Hue, Chroma, Black level
  • 8 In ( 7 Rear, 1 Front) / 2 Out
  • Optional AS-BT200
  • 2 In / 1 Out
  • 4 in/ 1 out
  • Yes (USB+V)
  • 2 (Front 1, Rear 1 for Wireless LAN)
  • Y
  • Optional AS-WL300
  • 1 In (Assignable)
  • 4 In / 1 Out
  • 9.1 Channel (11.2 Terminals)
  • HDMI or MHL / USB / Composite Video
  • 63 Preset AM / FM Tunner
  • GUI
  • Included
  • Zone 2 AV and Zone 3 Analog Audio
  • 2 in/ 1 out
  • Zone 2 Text
  • learning remote control
  • 30, 60, 90 min.
  • 7 Mode (Bi-Amp / Zone 2 / B-Speaker / Surround Back / Front Height / Front Width
  • Brushed Aluminum
  • 11 Large
  • 17.13 x 7.28 x 17.36
  • 33.29
  • AS-BT200


    Stereo Bluetooth Adapter

  • AS-WL300


    Wireless Network Adapter for Compatible A/V Receivers and Blu-ray Disc Players

NOTE: This firmware update cannot be performed via the Internet. It must be performed using a USB memory device
This firmware update includes the following:

  • Adds HTC Connect feature for compatible Android® phones.
  • Resolves an issue with connecting to Pandora's server.

Please note that all network settings, including the your Pandora account information, will be reset to the factory default after the update. Write down these settings before the update as they will be needed to set up the network again.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Updated 01/21/2013