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SC-1528K is SC-75 equivalent and not 1523
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There isn't a dedicated forum for the 1523k (SC75 equivalent), so I thought I would pose this question here....

Is it worth it to upgrade from a Pioneer Elite SC27 to a Pioneer SC1523k?

I only use 1 multizone for the outside speakers and that can be achieved with either receiver..only to play DirecTV football games outside.
5.1 config here, maybe upgrade to 7.1 "one day".
Dont really stream music as I use a portable bluetooth speaker.

The 1523k is in route to me now from Amazon for $799.
Money isn't the issue.

Im sure I can sell my mint SC27 box and all for $500-$600 and recoup some money.....but is it worth it to even bother with this "upgrade"???
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SC-1528K is SC-75 equivalent and not 1523
David Susilo is actually quiet and expert on all model numbers and upgrade path. I migrated from Marantz 7007 to SC-1528K/SC-75 and biggest difference I found was the sound separation in all speakers. So, it was in a way upgrade as Marantz did not separate all channels so much
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Anyone know where a NIB, deeply discounted, from authorized dealer SC-79 can be had?

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SC-1528K is SC-75 equivalent and not 1523
The SC-1523 is the equivalent of the SC-75. I haven´t even heard of the existence of the SC-1528 you mentioned, must be a canadian model or something.
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Question:

Can you actually make heights and wides play simultaneously on SC-75-77-79 with the 7.1ch FH/FW + Zone 2 set up (no Surround Backs)? Anyone has tried this option?

Thanks!
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The SC-1523 is the equivalent of the SC-75. I haven´t even heard of the existence of the SC-1528 you mentioned, must be a canadian model or something.
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SC-1528K is SC-75 equivalent and not 1523
I think it has been mentioned before that the SC-1528-K is a Future Shop (in Canada) exclusive model. I believe it and the SC-1523-K are the equivalent of each other as well as the SC-75. It looks like both the SC-1528-K and SC-75 have a 2 year warranty, where the
SC-1523-K only has one. The SC-1523-K also shows a shorter depth dimension of 15.56" on both the Pioneer website and the Product Sheet, but shows the same 17.36" depth as the
SC-1523-K and SC-77 on the Specifications page of the Operating Instructions.
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Can you actually make heights and wides play simultaneously on SC-75-77-79 with the 7.1ch FH/FW + Zone 2 set up (no Surround Backs)? Anyone has tried this option?

Thanks!
did you read your manual?

SC-79 - pg 21 for 7.2 FW/FH & Zone 2:

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"It is not possible to produce sound simultaneously from the front height speakers and the front wide speakers."

nothing's changed in every Pioneer 9 ch model since the SC-57/55 generation - it's one or the other but not both. there is no option or speaker configuration that will do both whether it's the 9.2 or the 7.2 configuration. the manual clearly states this.

and this isn't ambiguously written.
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Ouuuukeeyyy...sorry.
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Anyone know where a NIB, deeply discounted, from authorized dealer SC-79 can be had?
FYI, I bought one from Chris at Cleveland Plasma.

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I just finished reading the entire thread and it was packed full of helpful information! Thank you to everyone in here who has contributed! I've been getting into home theater and audio for the last couple years but I feel very much like a novice. Most of my equipment was gifted to me (very kind and very wealthy brother-in-law). My current setup is listed at the bottom.

I have a couple things that I'd like some help with:

1)My fronts and center all have separate LFE inputs as well as my sub. I'm running Sub 1 out to my Martin Logan, and then using a Y cable to split the Sub 2 out to the fronts. Then in my settings I have all my speakers set to small. I need some confirmation that this configuration makes sense and is making good use of my system. (until recently I had fronts/center set to large. I'm SO glad this thread suggested changing them because it sounds much better now!)

2)My second question is in regards to the center speaker LFE. Someone from Magnolia suggested going from the Center pre-out to the center LFE. The advice I get from BB tends to be hit or miss so I'm sure someone here has better insight. Along those lines, is it possible (although not reasonable) to hook up the pre-outs to an amp for a set of fronts (for example) while also using the SC to power a separate set of fronts, or is the SC exclusive between where its sending the signal?

Thanks for all the helpful posts in here! I'm sure I will have more questions in the future so this won't be the last time you hear from me!

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There isn't a dedicated forum for the 1523k (SC75 equivalent), so I thought I would pose this question here....

Is it worth it to upgrade from a Pioneer Elite SC27 to a Pioneer SC1523k?

I only use 1 multizone for the outside speakers and that can be achieved with either receiver..only to play DirecTV football games outside.
5.1 config here, maybe upgrade to 7.1 "one day".
Dont really stream music as I use a portable bluetooth speaker.

The 1523k is in route to me now from Amazon for $799.
Money isn't the issue.

Im sure I can sell my mint SC27 box and all for $500-$600 and recoup some money.....but is it worth it to even bother with this "upgrade"???
Why do you want to "upgrade"? Is there some feature the 1523k has that you need? If not then i wouldn't get rid of the SC27. Can't beat those ICE amps.

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Why do you want to "upgrade"? Is there some feature the 1523k has that you need? If not then i wouldn't get rid of the SC27. Can't beat those ICE amps.
Sure the ICE amps of the SC27 were sweet, but who the hell can notice the difference from ICE to D3

Technology changes and so do I. Sold the SC27 for a reasonable price & picked up the 1523 for only $799 brand new.

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Sure the ICE amps of the SC27 were sweet, but who the hell can notice the difference from ICE to D3

Technology changes and so do I. Sold the SC27 for a reasonable price & picked up the 1523 for only $799 brand new.
Yeah maby some wouldn't be able to tell the difference, but the point i was making was that those amps were very good and got top reviews from everywhere. You don't need to get the 1523k. I was only making a suggestion. Funny you say technology changes but you mentioned you wouldn't be using any new feature of the 1523. And you're wondering what's so different about the Class D ICE amps and D3. Anyway it looks like you made up your mind a long time ago.

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No screen saver when using Pandora?? I've looked all through the setting and cannot find anything.

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Looks like the 2013 sc models are getting hard to find. Can't find a sc-75 at any of the online authorized reseller or local bestbuy within 50 miles. Pioneer is selling it but if it's not discounted there's no reason to buy it over the sc-85.
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Has anyone used the HDBT with an extender/receiver with good results? If so, what model? I want to put a TV in another room and would like to utilize this feature. Thanks!

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Control? Airplay?

1) System Control?
Pioneer has so many control options I don't know how to connect their components anymore:

-KURO LINK
-CONTROL IN / OUT (same as IR in / out?)
-Have receiver remote control programmed for all components
-Iphone app control av5
-controlapp
-Airplay

So I have a pro-111fd and a bdp-23fd, plus a Dish receiver and a VCR (for old NES) with a remote in. None of course work with the iPhone apps but I am thinking maybe they could through an SC-79 / 77. I want to upgrade my speakers and get this receiver with the big discounts coming up from the new releases..

How would you guys hook these up?

2) DAC?

The SC-79's biggest distinctions over the 77 seem to be the USB DAC and HDBaseT. Is the USB DAC just for a direct connection- how does the receiver treat Airplay is that DAC handled by the device or the receiver?

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2) DAC?

The SC-79's biggest distinctions over the 77 seem to be the USB DAC and HDBaseT. Is the USB DAC just for a direct connection- how does the receiver treat Airplay is that DAC handled by the device or the receiver?

Thanks
The "USB DAC" feature is just a direct USB connection to the SAME DAC that ALL other digital audio passes through in the unit. Yes, that same DAC is used for HDMI inputs, TOSLINK inputs, and network streams from AirPlay, etc.

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Hey guys, I have some setup questions in regards to my Pioneer SC-75. My speaker setup is 7.1.


Front Towers - Axiom Audio M60 Towers
Center - Axiom Audio VP-150
Surrounds - Axiom Audio QS8 Surrounds
Rears - Polk Audio satellites
Subwoofer - SVS PB-12 Ultra


I recently changed the settings on my sub. I went ahead and sealed all three ports on the front and chose the "sealed mode" in the menu on the subwoofer itself. I like a more deep, clean bass as opposed to a loud, shake the whole house boomy bass. I re-ran MCACC and remembered there were some setup questions I wasn't 100% sure of. I will list them below


Pre Calibration Menu

1.a Full Auto MCACC


Speaker System - 7.1ch + ZONE 2
EQ Type - Symmetry
MCACC - M1. MEMORY 1 (I understand this is just for multiple pre-sets)
THX Speaker - No






Post Calibration Menu


4a6.THX Audio Setting


Loudness Plus - On
SBch Processing - Auto
THX Select2 SW - Yes
BGC - Off
Re-Equalization - Off


Can any of you guys shed some light on these options and whether or not with my speaker setup, if these are correct? I was concerned with whether or not I should have my THX speaker option set to on or off. What exactly does the EQ Type mean? I'm hoping the 7.1ch with ZONE 2 is correct. I'm not running any other zones with this. Just the 7.1 with my projector.


With the THX Audio Setting Menu, I was unsure if these settings only apply when using one of the pre-set THX Modes on, or if it affects the speakers all the time. I let my blu-ray player bitstream DTS-HD MA and Dolby True HD. I'm really not sure about any of those settings in that menu but the one I was most curious about is the THX Select2 SW. With my SVS PB-12 Ultra, I didn't know if that setting should be enabled or not.


Thanks in advance for any help!

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Anyone using the HDBaseT output? I'm wondering how the unit can control the remote display. Can it do CEC through the HDBaseT connection to turn the TV on and off?
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