Pioneer SC-1223-K

Pioneer SC-1223-K
Brand Pioneer Updated_at 2023-12-18 19:07:23 Number Of Channels 7 Signal-to-Noise Ratio 100 dB Weight 25.8 pounds USB 1
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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.

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.

Specification

Connector Type

Phones

1

Optical Digital Inputs

2

USB

1

AV Inputs

5

Subwoofer Outputs

2

Coaxial Digital Outputs

has not

Optical Digital Outputs

has not

HDMI Outputs

2

HDMI Inputs

7

Coaxial Digital Inputs

2

Additional Features

Three-zone Capability

Smartphone Remote Control

A-B Speaker Switch

Dual-zone Capability

Pure Direct Mode

Auto Power Off

Bi-amplifying

Audio Return Channel (ARC)

Apple Air-play Support

Advanced Sound Retriever (ASR) Technology

Amplifier

Output Power Per Channel

120 W, 150 W, 180 W

Total Output Power

560 W

Signal-to-Noise Ratio

100 dB

Number Of Channels

7

Total Harmonic Distortion

0.08 %

Frequency Response

1 kHz

Output Impedance Per Channel

4 Ohm, 6 Ohm, 8 Ohm

Functions

Network Audio Player

Internet Radio

Digital Player

Power Device

Standby Power Consumption

0.1 W

Operational Power Consumption

260 W

Built-in Decoders

DTS:X

Dolby True HD

Dolby Surround

Dolby Digital Plus

Dolby Atmos

Connectivity Interfaces

WI-FI

Bluetooth

IEEE 802.3u

IEEE 802.3

Audio Formats

WMA

WAV

MP3

FLAC

Apple Lossless

AIFF

AAC

Radio

Preset Station

63

Tuner Bands

AM/FM

Tuner Type

digital

Clock

Sleep Timer

Built-in Clock

Built-in Display

Colour

black

Type

fluorescent

Signal Processing

Upscaling Via HDMI

up to 4K

3D Pass-through

Video Conversion/scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion

HDMI Pass-through

up to 4K

Sound Features

Digital Content Protection

HDCP 2.2

Surround System Class

7.2 channel

Surround Sound Effects

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

Audio D/A Converter

24bit / 192kHz

Media Content Source

USB-host

Network

Bluetooth

Dimensions

Weight

25.8 pounds

Dimensions

15.6 x 17.1 x 7.3 inches

General

Brand

Pioneer