Pioneer SC-1223-K review & specs

Pioneer SC-1223-K – Simple and Sweet

Pioneer SC-1223-K review & specs

Since Pioneer SC-1223-K has been released in 2013 only the pre-owned versions of it are still available in 2019. However, the receiver has been pretty revolutionary at the time making the Pioneer SC-1223-K specs timeless and still in demand.

Together with a humble price and good quality, the receiver is very popular and recognizable among amateur audiophiles looking for something cool that won’t break the bank. When making my research for Pioneer SC-1223-K review I had been involuntarily comparing it to the modern receivers and not always in their favor.

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Design

You have the typical Pioneer design with a matte black case with matter chrome buttons and controls. The front panel is made of black glass with white fluorescent lettering. Everything is nice and convenient.

Features

SC-1223-K recognizes all modern audio formats like WAV, AAC, MP3, WMA, Apple Lossless and AIFF. The 3D feature is available. The class D3 Amplification is a reason why so many people are still hunting for this AV receiver.

Performance

The Ultra HD 4K passthrough is impressive, most AV receiver manufacturers only bother making 3K. You also have the dual-zone capability making it good for smaller flats etc.

Sound Quality

The sound quality is very impressive, at the time this receiver has been very popular with Dolby True HD, Dolby digital plus and DTS-HD master audio. Their decoders are still in demand.

Connectivity

You have AirPlay feature, Bluetooth, Network and USB. You also have the HTC Connect, Bluetooth and IEEE. Pioneer SC-1223-K does not work with Alexa of course but the connectivity options are still good. Btw. there is no Wi-Fi of course.

Setup

The smartphone remote control is pretty convenient although you will have to make sure that it works with your own smartphone or tablet version as the software might not work with newer devices.

Conclusion

The humble 260 W power consumption is pretty amazing. You do not have to worry about your electricity bills or the environmental impact.

The price of the preowned unit starts at around $650. I did notice that the SC-1223-K tend to overheat during the course of long operation. But for the price, this can be forgiven. I would recommend this receiver for smaller families or couples that can be happy with a dual-zone capability and have smaller space.

Common features

Product

Pioneer SC-1223-K

Model

SC-1223-K

Brand

Pioneer

Rating

3.6 of 5

Reviews

104

Amplifier

Total output power

560 W

Output power per channel

120 W, 150 W, 180 W

Output impedance per channel

4 Ohm, 6 Ohm, 8 Ohm

Frequency response

1 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.08 %

Number of channels

7

Signal-to-noise ratio

100 dB

Functions

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Audio formats

AAC

AIFF

Apple lossless

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS:X

Dolby Atmos

Dolby digital plus

Dolby surround

Dolby true HD

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent

Colour

black

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

IEEE 802.3

IEEE 802.3u

Signal processing

HDMI pass-through

up to 4K

Video conversion/scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

up to 4K

Connector type

AV inputs

5

Optical digital inputs

2

Coaxial digital inputs

2

HDMI inputs

7

HDMI outputs

2

Optical digital outputs

has not

Coaxial digital outputs

has not

Subwoofer outputs

2

USB

1

Phones

1

Media content source

Bluetooth

Network

USB-host

Radio

Tuner type

digital

Tuner bands

AM/FM

Preset station

63

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

Three-zone capability

Advanced sound retriever (ASR) technology

Apple air-play support

Audio return channel (ARC)

Bi-amplifying

Auto power off

Pure direct mode

Dual-zone capability

Smartphone remote control

Sound features

Audio D/A converter

24bit / 192kHz

Surround sound effects

Front Stage Surround Advance. Headphone Surround (V.S.S.). Virtual Surround Mode

Surround system class

7.2 channel

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Power device

Operational power consumption

260 W

Standby power consumption

0.1 W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions

15.6 x 17.1 x 7.3 inches

Weight

25.8 pounds
Pioneer SC-1223-K
Pioneer SC-1223-K

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