The very best home theaters deserve the very best home theater receivers, and Pioneer's SC-1222-K will certainly find a place in any no-holds-barred media room.
Apple and AirPlay Compatibility
Thanks to Made for iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad certification, Apple devices are easily connected with the included USB/video cable – so there's no need to buy a separate dock to enjoy all your music, videos, and streaming content. Plus, since your iPhone, iPod and now your iPad charge automatically when connected, it's the ultimate plug-and-play integration with your home theater. You can enjoy music with album art from the iTunes store, shared videos and movies, downloaded TV shows from iTunes, photos, web content from YouTube and much more. Got a call? The iPhone will mute movies and music so you can take it. Use the iPhone directly, or push a single button on the SC-1222's front panel to switch control to the included preset remote and an intuitive, full-color GUI.
With AirPlay, stream music from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or iTunes to the SC-1222 and play it through your home theater system without docks or cables. Simply connect the receiver to your home network via Ethernet, and it instantly becomes the hub for playback of your iTunes music from your connected Apple device or networked computer.
You can even view song information including song title, artist, and track time as well as album art on a connected display. Not only that, the SC-1222 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 one device.
Transform your Apple Device or Android into a Powerful Remote Control
Communicating with the SC-1222 wirelessly through your home network is easy with Pioneer's iControlAV2012 app, downloadable at no charge through iTunes and Google Play, turning your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad device or select Android devices into a powerful remote control for your receiver. The all new iControlAV2012 is fully redesigned, incorporating everything from basic volume and input selection to advanced features like EQ adjustments and Internet Radio control. iControlAV2012 includes enhanced features like vertical and horizontal orientation and intuitive control of music from networked PCs as well as a super-cool 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-1222 offers.
Internet Radio and Network Play
The SC-1222's networking ability opens up an entirely new world of possibilities. A rear panel Ethernet port allows full integration into your home network, and with Windows 7 and DLNA 1.5 certification, a whole new level of entertainment options are at your fingertips. With 192kHz / 24-bit WAV and FLAC file compatibility, network streaming audio playback is now ready for the true audiophile. Stream your MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV and FLAC music files from your PC, laptop or smartphone to your home theater system.
Music is in the Air with Bluetooth
With the optional Pioneer AS-BT200 Bluetooth adapter, you'll enjoy enriched quality with Sound Retriever AIR technology. Select your favorite programming from music sources like vTuner, Pandora, or SiriusXM internet radio, accessing thousands of Internet radio stations from around the world.
What really separates the SC-1222 is the sound. Dolby TrueHD delivers high-defintion surround audio, while Dolby Pro-Logic IIz takes surround sound to the next level. DTS HD Master Audio decoders mean Blu-Ray Disc have never sounded better. It is like having your own sound engineer precision-tuning to your environment.
Designed for audiophiles, Class D3 amplification features a direct signal path, with no EMI filters, feedback loops, or current limiters. The SC-1222-K is 4 ohm certified so it can safely power low-impedance speakers that other receivers just can’t handle. It runs cool, using just a fraction of the energy of less efficient designs. Class A/B amplifiers simply cannot match the efficiency of Class D3 as their power output per channel diminishes rapidly when more channels are added to the work-load. This kind of unprecedented power capability allows you to appreciate the full dynamics from any media source in a way never before possible.
Like a musical instrument, your home theater system needs to be tuned. Pioneer's Advanced Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration system (MCACC) provides an optimized, multi-channel listening experience that's calibrated and customized specifically to your room by measuring every speaker's connection, and noting size and distance from the listening point, sound levels and timbre.
Using Marvell Qdeo processing technology, the SC-1222 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 video scaling for an exceptional picture regardless of the source, creating natural and noise-free video for maximum performance and flexibility.
With the SC-1222, you're prepared for the new generation of 3D video content. There are 7 HDMI inputs, including a front input, and you've got plenty of connectivity options for the growing number of high-definition sources available. The SC-1222 also offers advanced HDMI conveniences like HDMI Standby Through.
17.13" W x 7.28" H x 17.36" D