The very best home theaters deserve the very best home theater receivers, and Pioneer's SC-1522-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-1522'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-1522 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-1522 wirelessly through your home network, Pioneer's iControlAV2012 app, downloadable at no charge through iTunes and Google Play, turns 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 for iPad includes enhanced features like vertical and horizontal orientation, 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-1522 offers, like Hi-Bit 24, Auto Phase Control Plus, and Virtual Speaker modes.
Internet Radio and Network Play
The SC-1522'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 and MHL
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.
Support for Mobile High Definition Link (MHL) lets you connect your compatible MHL-equipped Android smartphone via a front panel interface, allowing you to access and enjoy your phones applications on the big screen.
Pioneer adds an extra dimension to the SC-1522 by being the only multi-channel Class-D amplifier manufacturer to be awarded the coveted THX Select 2 Plus certification for the ultimate immersive surround sound experience.
Of course, the SC-1522 also supports high-definition audio formats like Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, as well as DTS Neo:X surround, providing a 3-D surround experience for up to 9.2 channels.
The SC-1522’s Class D3 9-channel amplifier is one of the most powerful amplifiers of any multi-channel A/V receiver Pioneer has ever produced. Keeping the new audio formats of the Blu-ray Disc format in mind, Class D3 takes high-resolution multi-channel audio to a whole new level of immersive performance.
Rated at 130 watts x 9 channels, the SC-1522 delivers plenty of power, but it's not the whole story. Where the SC-1522 really shows its unprecedented power output capability is when driving multi-channels simultaneously without losing significant per-channel output. 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. The ability to drive more channels, simultaneously, means you can fully reproduce all of the dynamics and impact of high definition multi-channel Dolby and DTS soundtracks with up to 9.2 channels of the highest quality power output available today.
The SC-1522 takes the multi-room media experience to a whole new level with Zone 2 subwoofer and tone controls plus access to the On-Screen Display from another Zone.
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-1522 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-1522, 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.
Perfect for Installers
Pioneer's AV receivers were designed with an eye toward custom-installed home theater solutions, with features to match. Multi-zone capability with support for Zone2/3/4 outputs allows you to watch movies or listen to music in two rooms at once. An RS-232 bus connection allows custom installers access into the "control brain" of the SC-1522, and an advanced PC setup option is available to CI integrators. The SC-1522 is compatible with popular "whole-house" entertainment systems such as Crestron, AMX, Control 4, URC, Savant, and Remote Technologies, and its IP capabilities allow users to control their entertainment system via a home network.
All this plus support for Pioneer Apps, 3rd party control devices, custom-ready detachable power cord, and IR in/out for universal remotes make the SC-1522 a powerful answer for a custom home entertainment solution.
17.13" W x 7.28" H x 17.36" D