Pioneer SC-1223

Pioneer SC-1223 7.2 channel AV receiver

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This entry level 7.2 receiver boasts a host of features that would normally be reserved for its bigger brothers.

At this price, it's pretty hard to fault.

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Pioneer have a reputation for producing high quality AV receivers with plenty of bells and whistles at reasonable prices, and the SC-1223 is no exception.  This 7.2 receiver outputs an inpressive 160W per channel and sounds great when paired with good quality speakers.  It has a wide range of surround modes and is happy decoding most Dolby and DTS surround formats, so your films will have the big screen sound you love.

It's very well specified for connectivity, with 8 HDMI inputs which support 3D and 4K pass through and 4K upscaling and are ARC compliant to boot. There are also multiple analogue and digital audio inputs, so connecting up all your kit should be a doddle.  It comes with a set up microphone which helps to fine tune the system to your room's individual acoustics.

For music, it will accept a good range of formats via USB, and it will also stream from your network or PC using DLNA, or from your smartphone - both HTC and Apple have given their seal of approval, and Airplay is supported. You can also have different audio in two different rooms with its multi-zone capability. And for even more ease of use, you can also download Pioneer's Apple or Android app to control the system on your phone.

All in all, this is a great system at an excellent price.

Tech Spec


Model SC-1223-K

Amplifier Section

Amplifier type Integrated
Maximum surround 7.2
Number of channels 7
Subwoofer pre-outs 2
Power rating at 6 ohms
Power per channel 160W
Biamp capability Yes
Multiroom 1 other room - different source and volume (Zone 2)

Audio Section

Surround sound processing Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Pro Logic IIz, Dolby True HD, DTS, DTS-ES, DTS Neo X, DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-HD, DTS-HD Master Audio
Supports ARC (audio return channel) Yes
Audio formats AAC, AIFF, Apple Lossless, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA

Video Section

Is it 3D? Yes
Supported video formats 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 1080p24, 4K, Upconverts all signals to HDMI, Upconverts all signals to 4K
Stand-by pass through Yes
4K passthrough Yes

Tuner Section

Tuner AM, FM
Tuner features RDS
Tuner presets 60 in total

Inputs and Outputs

HDMI connections 8 in, (1 on front), 2 out
Component connections 2 in
Composite connections 3 in, 1 out
USB connections 1, To playback from USB sticks, To playback from USB hard drives
Optical connections 2 in
Digital Co-axial connections 2 in
Apple connections iPad, iPhone & iPod via USB, Airplay
Aerial connections 1 x AM input, 1 x FM input
Bluetooth No, optional module available
Pre outs 7.2 pre outs
Headphone output Yes, 6.3 mm


Is it Smart? Yes
Is it networkable? Yes, wired only but wireless module optional
Internet services DLNA (stream from your own computer), Spotify


Remote Control Remote control included, Apple app available


Dimensions (W x H x D) 435 x 185 x 396 mm
Net weight 11.9 kg