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Pioneer SC-1223 AV Receiver.

SC-1223-K 7.2 Channel AV Receiver with 8x HDMI, AirPlay, DLNA, Jitter Reduction and Ultra HD 4K Upscaling/Pass Through.

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.

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

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.

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.

ControlAV2013 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.

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.

Main Features
Direct Energy HD amplifier  Yes
Output Power per Channel  160W
Impedance at Output Level  6O
Number of Channels  7
4O Speaker Support  Yes
Input Connections  
• 7 x HDMI
• 1 x MHL HDMI (Front)
• 3 x Composite
• 2 x Component (Assignable)
• 2 x Digital Coaxial (Assignable)
• 2 x Digital Optical (Assignable)
• 1 x USB 2.0 host (iPod/iPhone/iPad Digital Audio, USB drive)
• 1 x Ethernet
• 1 x Bluetooth adapter port for AS-BT200
• 1 x rear USB charge port for AS-WL300 Wireless Converter
Output Connections  
• 2 x HDMI (selectable for MAIN ZONE/HDZONE)
• 1 x Monitor Composite
• 2x preout Subwoofer
• 7x speaker out
• 1 x Phones out
File Playback  Via LAN / USB:
• MP3, WAV, AAC, WMA, FLAC, IAFF, Apple Lossless
192 kHz/24-Bit Audio playback:
• WAV
• FLAC
• AIFF
MHL Terminal for Android Smartphones  Yes
I/P Control for CI  Yes
HD Audio Formats  
• Dolby TrueHD
• DTS-HD Master Audio
Audio Return Channel  Yes
Stand-by Pass Through  Yes
4K Pass Through  Yes
4K Upscaling  Yes
Control with HDMI  Yes
On-Screen Display (GUI)  Via HDMI only in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch and Russian
Firmware updates  Yes (via Internet or USB)
AVNavigator  Yes
Internet Radio  Yes
vTuner  Yes
DLNA Certified  Yes (v1.5)
Windows 7 Certified  Yes
Windows 8 Certified  Yes
Remote Control  Glow-key, learning remote control
Eco Mode  Yes

Input & Output connections
Bi-Amplifier  Yes
Bluetooth Adapter Port  Yes
Component Video Input/Output  2/1 (assignable)
Composite Input/Output  4/2 (1 main - 1 for zone 2 - 1 for DVR/BDR Rec)
Digital Optical Input/Output  2/- (assignable)
Digital Coaxial Input/Output  2/- (assignable)
Ethernet  1
HDMI Front Input  Yes
HDMI Input/Output  8 (6 assignable) /2
Headphone  Yes
IR In/Out  2/1
Large speaker terminals  Yes
Pre-amp Output  Yes (2.2 ch)
Speaker A/B  Versatile speaker configuration
USB Host (Front)  Yes

Apps
iControlAV2013  Yes
Air Jam  Yes
AVNavigator  for PC & iPad

Apple Compatibility  
Works with iPod  Yes (cable included)
Works with iPhone  Yes
Works with iPad  Yes
AirPlay  Yes
iPhone Control Button  Yes
Compatible Generations  
• Pad 4G(*)/3G
• iPad2,iPad
• iPad mini(*)
• iPhone 5(*),iPhone 4S
• iPhone 4,iPhone 3GS
• iPhone 3G,iPhone
• iPod touch 5G(*)/4G/3G/2G/1G
• iPod nano 7G(*)/6G(*)/5G/4G/3G
(*) : Audio only
Supported Functions  
• Audio & video playback
• On-screen album art
• Charging

Network Features
Wireless LAN  Yes (with optional AS-WL300 adapter)

Surround Sound Formats
Dolby Digital  Yes
Dolby Digital EX  Yes
Dolby Digital Plus  Yes
Dolby Pro Logic II  Yes
Dolby Pro Logic IIx  Yes
Dolby Pro Logic IIz  Yes
Dolby True HD  Yes
DTS  Yes
DTS-ES  Yes
DTS Neo X  Yes
DTS 96/24  Yes
DTS-Express  Yes
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio  Yes
DTS-HD Master Audio  Yes
Surround Modes  11 + 1 for Phones

Audio Features
AM/FM Tuner with RDS  Yes
Tuner Pre-set Stations  63
Auto Level Control  Yes (Multi-channel)
Auto Surround  Yes
Dialogue Enhancement  Yes
Digital Noise Reduction  Yes
DSD-to-PCM Convertor  Yes (Multi-channel)
Dynamic Range Control  Yes
Headphone Surround  Yes
Front Stage Surround Advance  Yes
Multizone Function  Yes (2)
Phase Control  Yes
Auto Phase Control Plus  Yes
MCACC  Yes (Advanced, 9-band)
PQLS  Bit-stream / Multi-surround / 2-channel
Sound Delay (LipSync)  Yes
Advanced Sound Retriever  Yes (Multi-channel)
Sound Retriever AIR  Yes
Sound Retreiver link  Yes
Standing Wave Control  Yes
Stream Direct  Yes
Symmetric EQ  Yes
Virtual Depth  Yes
Virtual Surround Back  Yes
Virtual Height  Yes
Virtual Wide  Yes
X-Curve  Yes

Video Features
Deep Colour  Yes
3D Ready  Yes
x.v.Colour  Yes
HD Digital Film Direct 24  Yes
Upscaling to 1080p  Yes
Advanced Video Adjust  Yes
PureCinema  Yes
Stream Smoother  Yes
HDMI Standby Through  Yes
HDMI Standby Input Switching  Yes

Power Output 
Power output per channel  160W
Condition  1 kHz, 1 % THD, 6 O
Rated Power Output  160W per channel
Power Requirements  AC 220 - 230 V / 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (in use / standby)  260 W / 0.1 W
Auto Power Down  Yes

Construction 
Advanced Direct Construction  Yes

Amplifier Specifications
Digital Signal Processor  Texas Instruments Aureus(TM) TMS320DA808
D/A Converter  192 kHz / 24-bit
A/D Converter  96 kHz / 24-bit
Dimensions (W x H x D)  435 x 185 x 396 mm
Weight  11.9 kg

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