Pioneer SC-1222-KPioneer Product Page and Specs
Product Info Quoted from Pioneer Site:Class D3 Amplification
The SC-1222’s Class D3 7-channel amplifier is one of the most powerful amplifiers of any multi-channel A/V receiver Pioneer has ever produced. Designed for audiophiles, Class D3 amplification features a direct signal path, with no EMI filters, feedback loops, or current limiters. Unlike regular amps, Class D3 amplifiers are 4-OHM certified so they safely power those low-impedance speakers that other receivers just can’t handle. These amplifiers run 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.Fine-Tune Your Sound with Advanced MCACC
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.
Differences between SC-61 and 1222-K
For people trying to find the differences between the cheapest class D3 amplifier (Pioneer SC-1222K) and the second cheapest D3 amplifier to date (Pioneer Elite SC-61):
- SC-61 has 2 12V triggers for remote systems, SC-1222K doesn't have any.
- SC-61 has 2 IR inputs while SC-1222 has just 1.
- +1 Year Warranty for the SC-61
- Display color in amber for the SC-61, blue for the SC-1222K
- ELITE logo in the front keypad door in the SC-61.
- SC-1222K can be found down to $550, and SC-61 down to $716 while Pioneer's MSRP is $1100 for both to date.
The rest is exactly the same, including the remarkable amplification stage. There was some confusion in other threads about a couple of features that both the SC-61 and SC-1222K actually share:
- Both have Hi-Bit 24bits up to 48KHz Audio (requantization enhancement system for lower bit depth audio sources).
- Both have Manual MCACC.
Here is the review of the SC-61. (Very similar to the 1222-K)
On Sale quite often at Newegg:Here
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Tweaks, Tips and Tricks
1. Firmware update can ONLY be done via USB, make sure to reformat to FAT32 even if it is already FAT32 (Mine was already formatted to FAT32, but wouldn't read, reformatted and it worked perfectly)
2. Enter your Pandora credentials through the OSD, not the AVControl2012 app.
3. Download latest firmware here
4. Download manual here
5. EASY PANDORA ACCOUNT ACCESS:
This is the web server screen, the best configuration method so far for Pandora and it works perfectly. You just have to write the network address of the SC-1222K using your favorite internet browser from a PC, iPad, iPhone, etc... connected to the same home network.