7.2 Channel Network Ready Receiver
featuring Class D3 Amplification
- Multi-Zone Control (HD Zone and Powered Zone Audio)
- Hi-Bit 24 Audio Signal Processing
- Network Ready with AirPlay®, HTC Connect™, Pandora®, and vTuner® Internet Radio
- Custom Install Ready
The Pioneer 7.2-Channel SC-1228-K AV Receiver. Bringing Class D3 Amplification Home
When it comes to value, the new SC-1228-K is your best-priced ticket for a receiver that delivers the power and finesse of Class D3 amplification. If you’re serious about music and cinema, this feature-rich AV receiver offers advanced connectivity and cutting-edge digital power in our most affordable Class D3 receiver. Welcome to the future of Pioneer home theater.
The Pioneer Connection—You and Your iPad®, iPhone® and iPod®
The SC-1228-K is right at home with Apple® devices, thanks to Made for iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad certification. Your Apple handheld device easily connects easily connects your normal charging cable—without the need for a dock. Truly plug-and-play, the SC-1228-K charges your Apple device too. You can even enjoy music enhanced with album art for a complete iTunes® experience.
When you receive a call, your iPhone will mute the music so you can talk. Use the iPhone directly, or push a single button on the SC-1228-K’s front panel to switch control to the included preset remote and an intuitive, full-color GUI.
AirPlay® is Easy with Pioneer
By partnering with Apple, Pioneer receivers offer effortless AirPlay connectivity through Apple devices like iPhone, iPad and iPod. Network share your music with DLNA® and Windows 8®, stream your favorite music straight from your PC or Mac® with Pandora®, or listen to a world of content with vTuner Internet Radio.
The SC-1228-K offers convenience up front, with a USB port that accepts a memory audio device—in seconds—for music or photos. And of course, this receiver is Bluetooth®- and WiFi-ready with Pioneer’s optional AS-BT200 Bluetooth adapter and AS-WL-300 WiFi adapter.
And talk about uninterrupted entertainment. Listen to your favorite music in your car using your iPhone, leave your car mid-song and walk into your home. Using the AirPlay App on your iPhone, select the SC-1228-K: it powers up automatically and continues right where you left off. Not only that, the SC-1228-K 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 your computer.
HTC Connect™ Makes Android™ More Musical
The SC-1228-K offers greater convenience and enhanced sound quality to the entertainment experience for users of HTC’s Android-powered HTC One series smartphones. With HTC Connect, you can stream high-quality, WAV-format files for an effortless, out-of-the-box audiophile experience. Finally, critical listeners who seek serious sound can enjoy their music—with CD-quality resolution—using their HTC smartphone. Reality never sounded so good.
Windows® 8 Certified
Windows 8 Play To feature makes it easy to stream your favorite music stored on your PC to our new line of networked AV Receivers. Don't limit your media experience to your laptop speakers. With the Windows 8 Play To feature and Pioneer’s new networked Receivers you can enjoy your media library on the biggest speakers in the house.
Connect to Your PC Music Files or Internet Radio With Ease
The SC-1228-K is made to network. An Ethernet port on the rear panel allows full integration into your home network, and with Windows 8 and DLNA 1.5 certification, a whole new level of entertainment options are at your fingertips. With 192kHz/24-bit WAV, FLAC and AIFF file compatibility, network streaming audio playback is now ready for the serious audiophile. Stream your AIFF, Apple Lossless, MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV and FLAC music files from your PC, laptop or smartphone to your home theater system.
With vTuner®, the SC-1228-K brings you thousands of Internet radio stations from around the world. You can also access Pandora® radio services complete with on-screen album art and music information.
Create a social playlist with Pioneer’s AirJam app. Downloading Pioneer’s exclusive Air Jam application for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad devices allows up to four Apple devices to be paired via Bluetooth. Choose songs from your device to add to the group playlist to playback on the SC-1228-K. Do you like a song your friend added? Select it and buy it from iTunes, or watch the music video on YouTube®.
Bluetooth Unleashes Your Smartphone's Music
The SC-1228-K is equipped to deliver wireless Bluetooth® audio from virtually any A2DP profile Bluetooth device. With the Pioneer AS-BT200 Bluetooth adapter, you can untether yourself from cables and inputs. Plus you'll enjoy enhanced music quality with Sound Retriever AIR technology, created specifically to enhance Bluetooth audio.
Class D3 Amplification Delivers Precision Power and Performance
The SC-1228-K is an audiophile’s ticket to serious 7-channel sound, with industry-leading Class D3 amplification designed with true perfectionists in mind.
The amplifiers within the SC-1228-K utilize a revolutionary design, and feature a direct signal path with no noisy EMI filters, feedback loops or current limiting. Rated at 150 watts x 7 channels at 6 ohms with two channels driven, the SC-1228-K delivers significantly more simultaneous multi-channel power than the competition.
What makes Class D3 amplification different? 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. With formats like Blu-ray Disc, Class D3 gives high-resolution multi-channel Dolby® and DTS® soundtracks a new level of power and presence. And unlike regular amps, Class D3 amplifiers are 4-ohm certified, so they safely power low-impedance speakers that other receivers aren’t engineered to handle.
In addition to power output, Class D3 amplifiers in the SC-1228-K operate at lower temperatures, using just a fraction of the energy of less efficient designs. Power and efficiency… delivered in Pioneer’s most affordable Class D3 receiver.
Advanced MCACC® Tailors Your Room for Ultimate Sound
The SC-1228-K supports formats like Dolby TrueHD® and DTS-HD® Master Audio to deliver unsurpassed audio quality to Blu-ray Disc soundtracks. Pioneer also includes all of the Dolby and DTS surround formats best suited for the wide variety of entertainment sources, including the newest DTS Neo X format.
Advanced MCACC processing is like having your own sound engineer precision-tuning your system to your living room. Pioneer's Advanced Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration system (MCACC) provides an optimized, multi-channel listening experience 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.
To eliminate the distortion caused by jitter during conversion, Pioneer’s PQLS technology allows the SC-1228-K to use its own high precision clock and adjust the transmission rate of bitstream sound data from a compatible Blu-ray Disc player, insuring every note and nuance is faithfully reproduced.
The SC-1228-K takes the multi-channel audio experience to a whole new level with four advanced, sound-enhancing virtual speaker modes. Virtual Depth is designed to complement 3D movies. Virtual Height creates sound effects from above your main front speakers, creating virtual height speakers ideal for gaming enthusiasts. Virtual Wide creates a seamless blend between your front and back speakers. Virtual Surround Back replaces your back surround speakers, freeing you to use the surround amplifier to drive a second zone, or bi-amp the front speakers. Virtual speaker modes can be applied together or separately. Filling in areas where minute details were left out during the compression process, even compressed audio like WMA, MP3 and AAC is enhanced with another Pioneer exclusive, Advanced Sound Retriever.
Advanced Qdeo® Video Processing. Picture-Perfect, Whatever the Source
Pioneer’s extensive video expertise makes home theater a truly immersive experience. The new SC-1228-K supports Ultra HD (4K) pass-through and upscaling. Qdeo video-processing technology and 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/24fps video scaling for an exceptional picture regardless of the source, creating natural and noise-free video for maximum performance and flexibility.
The SC-1228-K is equipped with Advanced Video Adjust to deliver the very best high-definition and standard-definition signals, with a complete suite of advanced image adjustments designed to fine tune each of your video sources for the best possible picture.
3D-Ready with the Latest HDMI Technology
AV Receivers support the latest HDMI specifications, and with the SC-1228-K you're prepared for the new generation of 3D video content. With 8 HDMI inputs (7 rear + 1 front) and 2 outputs, you've got ample connectivity options for the growing number of high-definition sources available. The SC-1228-K also offers advanced HDMI conveniences like Audio Return Channel and Power Save HDMI Standby Through.
BD Link for Blu-ray Disc™ Playback That Excels
The built-in BD Link technology of the SC-1228-K maximizes the fidelity of high-bandwidth, high-definition Blu-ray Disc playback from a compatible Pioneer Blu-ray Player. BD Link Sound Retriever and BD Link Stream Smoother work together to ensure total fidelity from the original source, with no visual artifacts or out-of-sync audio at full HD resolutions, even in the fastest action scenes.
Transform Your Apple or Android Device into a Powerful Remote Control
Communicating with the SC-1228-K wirelessly through your home network, Pioneer's free iControlAV2013 app turns your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad device or select Android devices into a powerful remote control for your receiver. The all-new iControlAV2013 is fully redesigned, incorporating everything from basic volume and input selection to advanced features like EQ adjustments and Internet Radio control. iControlAV2013 for iPad includes enhanced features like vertical and horizontal orientation, intuitive control of music from networked PCs as well as Internet radio control, and an intuitive 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-1228-K offers, like Hi-Bit 24, Auto Phase Control Plus, and Virtual Speaker modes.
New for iControlAV2013 is the Push Player feature which allows playback of music directly from your IOS or Android device without leaving our application. No need to switch between apps!
Easy Set-Up with AVNavigator
Imagine an owner’s manual that actually communicates with your receiver. Or that asks you what sources you'd like to connect and how you'd like to configure your speakers—then walks you through the process as you do it.
An industry-first, Pioneer's AVNavigator is an interactive owner’s manual that takes all the guesswork out of setting up your receiver. AV Navigator uses your networked PC, MAC or iPad to communicate directly with the SC-1228-K, walking you through speaker set-up, Advanced MCACC room calibration, sound optimization, firmware updates and more.
Full-Color On-Screen Graphical User Interface
The SC-1228-K's advanced control and connectivity options are made even more useful with a full-color user interface via HDMI on your connected TV.
Ultimate Custom Home Theater Solution
The SC-1228-K is made to offer versatile custom-installation solutions for home entertainment system installers. Offering Multi-Zone capability, the SC-1228-K lets you set up three great systems. Now you can enjoy home theater in the living room, television in the bedroom and serious music listening in the den.
- Class D3 (Direct Energy HD)
- VSX Model Power Rating Only
- VSX Model Power Rating Only
- 120 Watts x 7
- 180 Watts x 7
- 560 Watts
- 550 W/0.1 W (standby)
Handheld and Internet
- Yes (iPhone 5/iPad/iPod)
- MP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, 192kHz / 24-Bit WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
- MP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, 192kHz / 24-Bit WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
Decoders & Formats
- Texas Instruments Aureus
- Multi- Channel
- Auto / Plus
- 1/2 Inch
- Direct / Pure Direct
- 15 + Headphone Surround
- 192 kHz/24-bit
- Multi-Channel / Auto with ARC
- 2 Channel
- Yes (800 ms)
- Front Channel
- Marvell Qdeo up to 1080p / 24fps
- YNR, CNR, BNR, MNR, Detail, Brightness, Contrast, Hue, Chroma, Black Level
- 8 In ( 7 Rear, 1 Front) / 2 Out
- 1 (Front)
- 2 In (Assignable) / 1 Output
- Front USB / Composite Video
- 3 In
- 2 In
- Preout 2.1 ch (2.2 ch terminals)
- USB & HDMI/MHL
- Graphical User Interface (GUI) with Album Artwork (HDMI only)
- HDMI HDZone Audio & Video / Powered Zone 2 AV
- AV (Composite) and Volume
- Eco Mode 1/Eco Mode 2
- 1 (50mA)
- 1 In / 1 Out
- Surround Back/ Front Height/ Front Wide/ Front Bi-Amp/ Zone 2/ B-Speaker
- Learning Remote Control (Luminous)
- 2 Years Parts & Labor
- 17.13 x 7.31 x 15.56
- 25.75 lbs.
Specifications and design subject to modification without notice. PIONEER and the Pioneer logo, MCACC and Advanced Sound Retriever are registered trademarks of Pioneer Corporation.
The impedances indicated are actual values that speakers can present to an amplifier while playing back music. They do not refer to the nominal rated impedances of speakers you use.
Phase Control is a trademark placed on a product with Pioneer’s Phase Control Technology concept. The technology enables high-grade sound reproduction environment by improving the phase matching for each of the components.
HDMI connection may not allow transmission of copyright protected material, depending on the capability of the signal source.
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
Dolby, Pro Logic, Dolby Digital, and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
DTS is a registered trademark & the DTS logo and Symbol are trademarks of DTS, Inc.
Blu-ray Disc is a trademark of the Blu-ray Disc Association.
Windows and the Windows logo are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.
“Made for iPod,” “Made for iPhone,” and “Made for iPad” mean that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod, iPhone, or iPad, respectively, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards. Please note that the use of this accessory with iPod, iPhone, or iPad may affect wireless performance.
Apple, AirPlay, the AirPlay Logo, iPhone, iPad, iPod ,iPod touch and Mac are registered trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. AirPlay works with iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch (5th, 4th, 3rd and 2nd generations), iPad 2, iPad (4th, 3rd, and 1st generations), iPad mini with iOS 4.2 or later, and iTunes 10.1 (Mac and PC) or later.
DLNA, the DLNA Logo and DLNA Certified are trademarks, service marks, or certification marks of the Digital Living Network Alliance.
HTC, the HTC logo, and HTC Connect are trademarks of HTC Corporation.
“x.v.Color” is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
Qdeo is a registered trademark of Marvell World Trade, Ltd.
Android and Google Play are trademarks of Google Inc.
MHL, the MHL Logo, and Mobile High-Definition Link are trademarks or registered trademarks of MHL LLC in the United States and other countries.
Pandora Internet Radio is a registered trademark of Pandora Media, Inc.
vTuner is a registered trademark of Nothing Else Matters Software, Ltd.
Aureus is a registered trademark of Texas Instruments, Inc.
Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
For details on iPod compatibility, visit http://pioneer.jp/homeav/support/ios/na/
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