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Pioneer SC-1223-K 7.2-Channel 4K AV Receiver

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  • 7.2 channel,120W per channel
  • 8 HDMI/4K Upscaling,1 with MHL
  • Apple AirPlay,DLNA 1.5 Network Connectivity
  • Class D3 Amplification
  • MCACC Advanced Auto Room Calibration
  • ControlAPP iOS/Android

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Pioneer's SC-1223-K A/V Receiver Delivers 7.2-Channels of Powerful Class D3 Amplification to Your Home Theater

Pioneer SC-1223-K A/V Receiver

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 rich A/V receiver delivers Pioneer's advanced connectivity and cutting-edge digital power in Pioneer's most affordable Class D3 receiver.

Pioneer SC-1223-K A/V 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.


Pioneer's partnership with Apple translates to effortless AirPlay connectivity through Apple devices like iPhone, iPad and iPod. 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

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 A/V receiver. You can also control the music from your mobile phone.

Easily Connect to Your PC Music Files or 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 Wi-Fi-ready with Pioneer's optional AS-BT200 Bluetooth adapter and AS-WL-300 Wi-Fi adapter.

DLNA Certified

Pandora and vTuner

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.

Air Jam

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

Auto Sound Retriever AIR

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

Dolby TrueHD Pro Logic IIz and DTS-HD Master Audio

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.

MCACC Advanced

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.

PQLS Technology

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.

Virtual Speakers

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.

Direct Energy HD AMP and 11+1 Surround Modes

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.

Pioneer SC-1223-K A/V Receiver

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.

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.

Advanced Qdeo Video Processing Makes the Source Picture Perfect

4K Ultra HD-Pass Through 4K Ultra HD Upscaling

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

3D Ready

Because Pioneer A/V 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 eight HDMI inputs (seven rear + one front) and two 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.

Transform Your Phone or Tablet 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 Pioneer's 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.

Choose the Pioneer A/V Receiver That's Right for You





Amplifier Type Class D3 Class D3 Discrete Direct Energy Discrete Direct Energy
Power 180 Watts x 7 170 Watts x 7 165 Watts x 7 140 Watts x 7
Number of HDMI Inputs/Outputs 8 in / 2 out
(Main Zone & Zone 2)
8 in / 2 out
(Main Zone & Zone 2)
8 in / 2 out
(Main Zone & Zone 2)
6 in / 1 out
4K Ultra HD Pass-through and Upscaling Yes Yes Yes Yes
(Pass-through only)
Video Conversion to HDMI Yes
(Marvell QDEO)
(Marvell QDEO)
(Marvell QDEO)
MCACC Room Calibration Advanced MCACC Advanced MCACC Advanced MCACC Yes
MHL 2.0 Input Yes Yes Yes Yes
Powered Multi-Zone Audio Yes
1 Powered, 1 Passive
HDZone (HDMI Zone Output) Yes
Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod (30-pin and Lightning) Yes
(iPhone 5 / iPad / iPod)
(iPhone 5 / iPad / iPod)
(iPhone 5 / iPad / iPod)
(iPhone 5 / iPad / iPod)
AirPlay & HTC Conntect Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows 8 Compatible Yes Yes Yes Yes
DLNA 1.5 (DMR) Yes Yes Yes Yes
USB File Playback AIFF / WAV / Apple Lossless / FLAC / MP3 / WMA / AAC AIFF / WAV / Apple Lossless / FLAC / MP3 / WMA / AAC AIFF / WAV / Apple Lossless / FLAC / MP3 / WMA / AAC AIFF / WAV / Apple Lossless / FLAC / MP3 / WMA / AAC
Network File Music Playback AIFF / WAV / Apple Lossless / FLAC / MP3 / AAC AIFF / WAV / Apple Lossless / FLAC / MP3 / AAC AIFF / WAV / Apple Lossless / FLAC / MP3 / AAC AIFF / WAV / Apple Lossless / FLAC / MP3 / AAC
192kHz 24-Bit High Resolution Music Playback AIFF / WAV / FLAC AIFF / WAV / FLAC AIFF / WAV / FLAC AIFF / WAV / FLAC
Gapless Playback AIFF / WAV / FLAC / Apple Lossless AIFF / WAV / FLAC / Apple Lossless AIFF / WAV / FLAC / Apple Lossless AIFF / WAV / FLAC / Apple Lossless
Pandora & vTuner Internet Radio Yes Yes Yes Yes
iOS / Android Remote Control App iControlAV 2013 iControlAV 2013 iControlAV 2013 ControlApp
AVNavigator PC / Mac Setup Software Yes Yes Yes Yes

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