THX Select2 Plus 7-Channel ICEpower Elite A/V Receiver Featuring AIR Studios Monitor Sound Tuning Certification

  • 140 Watts x 7 Direct Energy ICEpower Amplification
  • Networking Entertainment featuring streaming Internet Radio, SIRIUS* and more.
  • 3-Zone Multi-Zone and Source (A/V)



The Pioneer® Elite® SC-25 A/V receiver features Pioneer’s exclusive Direct Energy HD amplifier with ICEPower® Class-D technology; specifically designed to bring a new level of performance to stereo and multi-channel surround sound.

With performance certifications from both THX® Labs and Pioneer’s sound tuning partners at AIR Studios in London, England, the SC-25 has expert certifications for noise, distortion, frequency response, amplification output as well as Advanced Auto MCACC sound tuning directly influenced by AIR Studios professional technical engineers.

The SC-25 employs Pioneer’s exclusive 3-D Space Frame Construction with an ultra rigid trans-stabilizer. Together, this construction technique isolates and dampens the power amplifier and pre-amplifier sections to perform more like separate components.

As a leader in HD-video signal processing, the new Elite receivers incorporate HDMI® 48-Bit Deep Colour and x.v. Colour capabilities, analog video conversion to HDMI, standard definition video upscaling to1080p, and Pioneer proprietary PureCinema I/P conversion. Unprocessed 1080p/24fps Blu-ray Disc resolution will find its way to your 1080p HDTV without interference by the receiver and lower resolution formats will benefit from precision video processing. The Elite SC-25 has 5 HDMI inputs, one of which is conveniently located on the front panel, and 3 component video inputs for a total of 8 assignable high-definition video inputs.



This latest line of Elite receivers is among the first to be Works with iPhone certified, ready to bring your iTunes® library, photos and videos stored on your iPhone and YouTube® content accessed from your iPhone to your home theatre. Even navigation is made easy and fun with a Graphical User Interface (GUI) that provides on-screen album art, all from a newly designed LCD illuminated learning remote. The SC-25 expands your entertainment options further with audio and photo streaming from your PC through an existing home network, and antenna inputs now make it ready to bring subscription services from SIRIUS® and XM® Satellite Radio* into your home entertainment system, rounding out the wide variety of new media options.

The Elite SC-25 receiver is also custom integration ready with several new features including 3-zone A/V, dual parallel HDMI outputs, 3-zone on-screen Graphical User Interface, networking capabilities to stream content from iTunes®, satellite radio, and zone distribution of all other analog inputs to up to three zones.  Discrete front panel and remote on/off, input select, and volume controls for main, 2nd, and 3rd zones makes distributed whole-home entertainment a very real possibility.



*As of April 2009, the Rhapsody and SIRIUS Internet Radio services are only offered in the United States

*SIRIUS and XM Satellite Radio are paid subscription music services, each requiring an antenna, sold separately.

PIONEER,ELITE and the PIONEER and ELITE logos are registered trademarks of Pioneer Corporation.
Specifications and design subject to modification without notice
DOLBY, DOLBY DIGITAL PLUS, DOLBY TRUEHD and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
DTS, and DTS Digital Surround are registered trademarks of Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
iPod,and iPhone are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
HDMI, the HDMI logo are registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC.
Air Studios and the Air Studios logo are registered trademarks of Air Studios, Inc.
XM is a registered trademark of XM Satellite Radio Inc.
SIRIUS and the SIRIUS dog logo are registered trademarks of SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Inc
ICEPOWER is a trademark or registered trademark of Bang & Olufsen ICEpower a/s.
HDMI may not allow transmission of copright-protected material, depending on the capability of the signal source.
Neural Surround is a trademark of Neural Audio Corporation.

  • ICEpower<sup>®</sup> Direct Energy HD
  • 140W x 7 (20Hz - 20kHz, .09% THD @ 8 ohms, All Channels Driven)
  • 140W x 2 (20Hz - 20kHz, .09% THD @ 8 ohms)
Audio Processing
  • Dual Core
  • Monitor Certification
  • Multi-channel
  • Advanced MCACC 9 Band EQ
  • Full Band
  • (Focus,Wide)
  • (13+1) Modes
  • Burr Brown 192 kHz / 24-bit
  • Wolfson WM8740 192 kHz / 24-bit DAC
Video Processing
  • Redesigned, Full-color GUI
  • Zone 2 & 3
  • Illuminated Learning
  • 3-zone
  • 5 (Including 1 Front Panel Input)
  • 2
  • 3
  • 1
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • 1
  • 6 (4 Optical, 2 Coaxial)
  • 2 Optical
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
  • 3-zones
  • Composite
  • Composite
  • 2
  • Aluminum/Urushi
  • 3 Year Elite Warranty
  • 16.56" x 7.92" x 18.12" (W x H x D)
  • 40 lbs. 11 oz.


Updated on 07/01/2009

*Please note that as of the release date of this firmware the Rhapsody and Sirius Internet Radio services are only available in the United States.