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Pioneer SC-1222-K 7.2-Channel Network Ready AV Receiver
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4 out of 5 eggs Great Audio! 05/19/2013

This review is from: Pioneer SC-1222-K 7.2-Channel Network Ready AV Receiver

Pros: I own a set of Polk LSi speakers that are 4 ohms and quite difficult to drive. I have previously driven these speakers with both a Denon and Onkyo AVR and thought that they sounded pretty good. But once I hooked them up to this unit, I couldn't believe my ears. The Class D amp is doing a tremendous job driving these speakers! I was almost going to get an Emotiva AMP but now I don't need to - and to think that this AVR was 1/4 the cost of either the Denon or Onkyo! And although some claim the MCACC isn't as good as the Audyssey MultiEQ XT in the Onkyo I have, I was also surprised at the improvement in surround imaging (I have a tough room for imaging with a decent number of glass windows and doors). Last, it runs really cool! I had all sorts of extra fans to cool my Onkyo in a closet but this Pioneer barely breaks a sweat.

Cons: The remote isn't good but I find I use the iOS app most of the time anyway (but it doesn't always connect through my home network). No onscreen display is a shame - not excuse for this missing. I have this in an AV closet so if it wasn't for the iOS app, I wouldn't be able to use this effectively at all. Actually, the video functions in general are pretty weak - I turned all the video enhancement features off.

Other Thoughts: It is on sale as I am writing this since the new models are likely due out soon. If you don't need the OSD but have tough to drive speakers, this AVR is for you!


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