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post #211 of 371
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Originally Posted by Jermaine Davis View Post

1. Does anyone know of a Bluetooth adapter/ dongle that I could connect to the receiver so that I could pair it with my android phone? I'm looking to play my music on my phone through the receiver via Bluetooth

You can use DLNA from your android phone to play music directly from your phone to receiver via network. Using a Bluetooth adapter not only costs you $$ (>$100) and you get lower audio quality as well because Bluetooth will use lower sampling rate for audio.
post #212 of 371
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Originally Posted by Jermaine Davis View Post


1. Does anyone know of a Bluetooth adapter/ dongle that I could connect to the receiver so that I could pair it with my android phone? I'm looking to play my music on my phone through the receiver via Bluetooth

My retailer threw the AS-BT200 in with the package when I swapped out of my Anthem, though it took a while for me to get it. To be honest...I think I've used it once just to see how it worked. My entire music collection is on my PS3, playing the same music through my Android device is kind of redundant. I still haven't tried playing my Google Play collection through my Bluetooth. Just because it's possible to do so...doesn't mean that it's the best choice for playback sound quality.
post #213 of 371
I'm trying to decide between this amp (sc-65) or the sc-71. Both of these are the same price on Amazon right now. I was going to pull the trigger on the sc-71 until I saw the sc-65. It seems to offer everything the 71 does and more (extra power, channels, options, solid construction). The only benefit the 71 offers is smaller size, lower weight, and lower power consumption. Are these benefits worth the loss in power 720 watts all channels driven to 560 watts all channels driven? Also, the 71 is a newer model, so theres that. As far as I can tell, the 65 takes the cake though. I mean; they haven't improved the class D amplification from 2012's line to this years line have they? What do you guys think in comparing these two?
post #214 of 371
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Originally Posted by pmanyon View Post

I'm trying to decide between this amp (sc-65) or the sc-71. Both of these are the same price on Amazon right now. I was going to pull the trigger on the sc-71 until I saw the sc-65. It seems to offer everything the 71 does and more (extra power, channels, options, solid construction). The only benefit the 71 offers is smaller size, lower weight, and lower power consumption. Are these benefits worth the loss in power 720 watts all channels driven to 560 watts all channels driven? Also, the 71 is a newer model, so theres that. As far as I can tell, the 65 takes the cake though. I mean; they haven't improved the class D amplification from 2012's line to this years line have they? What do you guys think in comparing these two?
I would opt for the 65 if they are the same price because the newer replacement the SC-75 will not be discounted for awhile.
post #215 of 371
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Originally Posted by pmanyon View Post

I'm trying to decide between this amp (sc-65) or the sc-71. Both of these are the same price on Amazon right now. I was going to pull the trigger on the sc-71 until I saw the sc-65. It seems to offer everything the 71 does and more (extra power, channels, options, solid construction). The only benefit the 71 offers is smaller size, lower weight, and lower power consumption. Are these benefits worth the loss in power 720 watts all channels driven to 560 watts all channels driven? Also, the 71 is a newer model, so theres that. As far as I can tell, the 65 takes the cake though. I mean; they haven't improved the class D amplification from 2012's line to this years line have they? What do you guys think in comparing these two?

sc-71 will upconvert/passthrough 4k and and sc-65 will just passthrough the 4k signal, no upconversion. If this doesn't matter then go with the 65, you could also try Costco to see if they have the SC1522k model (same as the SC-65) in stock. They sell them for $599.99 which is a great deal.
post #216 of 371
I don't know. I 'm either going to drive bowers and wilkins 684s, a htm61 center, and 685 rears. Or, I am going to get the svs ultra bookshelf theater, ultra bookshelf mains, ultra center, and ultra surrounds. Both systems would come out to be the same price since I wouldn't have to pay tax for the svs. So, do you think an sc-71 would run either set up and allow the speakers to shine? If so, I might go with that because of the reduction in size, weight, power consumption, and probably heat. What do you guys think? Or would I need the sc-65 to maximize either setup?

SC-71 120wpc /560 total output/ 7.2/ 260 power consumption
SC-65 130wpc/720 total output/9.2/ 330 power consumption

Both class D amps
post #217 of 371
IMO, power outputs and basic AVR feature sets should be fine. However, Pioneer tends to drop features from lower end models. So, you will have to look carefully to see if certain features are missing in SC-71 compared to SC-65.
post #218 of 371
Well, I pulled the trigger on a pioneer receiver, just not either of the ones I mentioned. I got a receiver that sits right in between the two power wise, the 1222k. Here is the comparison:

SC-71 120wpc /560 total output/ 7.2/ 260 power consumption (D AMP)
SC-65 130wpc/720 total output/9.2/ 330 power consumption (D AMP)
sc-1222k 120wpc/600 total output/7.2/ 290 power consumption (D AMP)

It is bigger than the sc-71 but slightly smaller than the sc-65, but the kicker was the price. Both the sc-71 and sc-65 were running for $999 at the cheapest. I got the 1222k for $579 (NEW) on Amazon. It was through World Wide Distributors but they have a 97% Rating with like 100, 000 reviews. Anyway, what do you guys think of this model compared to the other two? I am actually a little sad it won't say elite on it, but that isn't worth $420. Well, thoughts are welcome.
post #219 of 371
Newegg was selling them for like $499 for a while now. Also, I don't know if this Worldwide Distributor is a Pioneer's authorized dealer or not. I know Newegg is. If you bought it from non-authorized dealer, you get zero warranty from Pioneer.
post #220 of 371
Yea newegg had it for 650, but I'll take the risk. It's the same as buying off ebay or something like that. If it does break after the first 30 days, I'm thinking a repair won't be too much. Anyway, most defective items go bad in the first couple of weeks (and this company has a 30 day return policy). I just couldn't pass up the deal. Also, buying ANY elite receiver online is without a warranty, so I guess I was going down that road in the first place.
post #221 of 371
I have had my new Pioneer SC-1527-K for a couple of weeks now. It was C$999.99 at Future Shop and though I have been waiting months for the 1227 to go on sale, I couldn't resist it's bigger brother at this price. I switched it onto the system in place of the old Sony 720 receiver that has been in there for the past 5-6 years running 5.1 speakers. I needed more banana plug wire terminals and network switch box to split the Ethernet but everything worked right, the first time I turned it on, the automatic speaker calibration worked, the setup using a networked PC worked, the Internet radio worked and it found the NAS drive with Twonky Server full of music right away. Plus, it sounds great so I am happy with my purchase.

I have a couple of questions for the experienced users.
- can I get it to play playlists of music files on the NAS drive?
- I have it connectedto a Pioneer PDP-5070 plasma by HDMI. Can the 1527 turn the TV on & off?
post #222 of 371
Hi fellow enthusiasts..

I NEED YOUR HELP!!

I have recently moved and have taken my 1527 with me. The electricity here is rated 220V 50Hz. To be able to use my amp I put a 1500W voltage transformer (220V to 110V) on its outlet and thought it would do the trick.

Unfortunately, the amp will not turn on - soon as I plugged it in the Advanced MACCD light started flashing. Does anyone know why this might be? The power requirements on the back of the amp state 120V 60Hz. Could it be the 10V or the 10Hz difference that is causing this tragedy?

The amp was working just fine before I moved and I packed it in the original box for the move and doubt that the move itself has affected it.

I would appreciate any insight or suggestions, as I am desperate and would love nothing more than to be able to continue using this great amp. Please help !

Thank you very much in advance
post #223 of 371
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Originally Posted by Joobin View Post

Unfortunately, the amp will not turn on - soon as I plugged it in the Advanced MACCD light started flashing. Does anyone know why this might be? The power requirements on the back of the amp state 120V 60Hz. Could it be the 10V or the 10Hz difference that is causing this tragedy?

advanced MCACC led flashing means a problem with the amp module/power supply/overvoltage/stray DC current, etc. that sent the amp into error lockdown.

there's a reset procedure you can try. it's been documented in almost every one of the older Ice amp model threads.
I have the service manual for the SC-57 (same amp design as the 65) so I'll dig it up -

During Standby mode, simultaneously press and hold the "TUNE" and "MULTI-ZONE ON/OFF" keys for 5 seconds.

if that doesn't work, then it's a trip to a service center. and even if you converted 220 to 110-115-120, it would also have to be 60hz not 50 hz. a US made receiver isn't going to work on 50 Hz something wasn't quite right about the conversion that the receiver couldn't handle.

good luck smile.gif hope this works for you.
post #224 of 371
I just purchased a refurb SC-65 from Pioneer's Outlet website and have a couple questions for you guys:

1) I've noticed that the fan runs all the time, even right when you power the unit on. Is this how it is supposed to behave?

2) The left selector knob on mine has two deep scratches, which I'm not happy about at all. Anyone know if the knobs can be easily replaced? Do they just pop off?

Thanks.
post #225 of 371
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Originally Posted by IamMark View Post

I just purchased a refurb SC-65 from Pioneer's Outlet website and have a couple questions for you guys:

1) I've noticed that the fan runs all the time, even right when you power the unit on. Is this how it is supposed to behave?

2) The left selector knob on mine has two deep scratches, which I'm not happy about at all. Anyone know if the knobs can be easily replaced? Do they just pop off?

Thanks.
I assume that is why it was an outlet buy, scratch and dent.
Here is a parts list for you
Pioneer Elite SC 65
post #226 of 371
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Originally Posted by fester99 View Post

I assume that is why it was an outlet buy, scratch and dent.
Here is a parts list for you
Pioneer Elite SC 65
Thanks for the parts list; however, I'm not sure if any of the parts is the dial. According to the phone rep who took my order, cosmetically it was supposed to be "as new".

My questions still remain though: Should the fan run all the time, and can the dial be easily replaced without doing surgery on the unit?

Thanks.
post #227 of 371
I just got the Pioneer receiver to replace my old Yamaha 7.1. So far so good. I have a few questions. If I wire it for 9.1 configuration, should I use the FW or FH outputs? The manual does not show this arrangement, instead they show 11 channel wiring.

My receiver has a slight humming, is this normal?

I'm disappointed that the remote does not have a dedicated "pure direct" button and "extended stereo" button, anyone know if you can program a Harmony remote to have these dedicated buttons?
post #228 of 371
Anyone find a compatible IR receiver for their Pioneer Amp? I wonder if one of those ebay ones work.

My amp is located on the lower shelf of my TV stand, the ottoman & coffee table blocks the line of sight for the remote so I want to mount an IR receiver to resolve this issue.
post #229 of 371
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Originally Posted by gatoradeboy View Post

Anyone find a compatible IR receiver for their Pioneer Amp? I wonder if one of those ebay ones work.

My amp is located on the lower shelf of my TV stand, the ottoman & coffee table blocks the line of sight for the remote so I want to mount an IR receiver to resolve this issue.

This will work fine..
As long as the Pioneer AVR has a rear panel Remote In jack..
If not just use one of the included emitters..

http://www.amazon.com/Sewell-BlastIR-SW-29311-Infrared-Receiver/dp/B004FJV8EE/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1372740817&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=ir+remote+sensor+kit+for+avr

Just my $0.02... 👍😉
post #230 of 371
Can anyone please confirm whether their fan runs all the time? I'll need to return mine to Pioneer potentially and time is running out on the return window.
post #231 of 371
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Originally Posted by IamMark View Post

Can anyone please confirm whether their fan runs all the time? I'll need to return mine to Pioneer potentially and time is running out on the return window.
I've never heard my fans turn on, and I keep it in a small cabinet.
post #232 of 371
I have an SC-1522 and I've never heard my fan.
post #233 of 371
It appears that some unit has louder fans than others. There is a fan that is constantly running.
post #234 of 371
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Originally Posted by Foxbat121 View Post

It appears that some unit has louder fans than others. There is a fan that is constantly running.
Yeah, I can't really hear the fan, but it runs all the time. I read somewhere that it was supposed to only come on when the unit reached a certain temperature, but sounds like you're saying it actually does run all the time.

Thanks.
post #235 of 371
I have a sc 65 that I bought from a authorized dealer 4 months ago, I have original box, receipt and all accessory's, I must sell due to a health matter, at a attractive price, if interested pm me, thanks
post #236 of 371
Quick question: Does running MCACC/setting up our speakers through the receiver defeat the settings in our blu-ray players (in my case oppo bd-103)? For instance I have my receiver crossover set at 50hz but my oppo has it set at 80hz. When I play a bd disk does the oppo take over or does my receiver's settings keep control?

Thanks!
post #237 of 371
Oppo's setting will only apply when you use analog 7.1 audio output. Since this receiver doesn't have analog 7.1 input, you are using HDMI for HD audio. Those settings in Oppo is not used..
post #238 of 371
Thanks Foxbat much appreciated!
post #239 of 371
Dear ss9001

Thank you so much for your help. The reset you suggested worked. I am now once again out of the darkness and the tunes are flowing.

I will, however, invest in a converter soon to convert the 50Hz into 60Hz as well to prevent any damage in the long run. Do you think this advisable, as it is a bit costly.

Thanks again,

Joobin.
post #240 of 371
I did not have any bites on the main receiver thread so I am hoping that posting a reply in SC65 thread will help.

I am currently upgrading my home theater system and had an opportunity to purchase a Pioneer SC65 new for $999; cheapest on web was 1499.00. I am questioning whether this was a wise purchase ( future wise, being released mid 2012) verses a 2013 model ( i.e sc72) for same amount of money. My primary concern is outdated technologies(limitations; i.e this unit needing an optional wireless nic to make this unit wireless), although none of us can predict the future. I do know that hdmi 2.0 and 4K is the up and coming thing . I am looking for Opinions/feedback on this purchase ( while i can still return) from those with more knowledge in this area!

Also looking for any suggestions for improvement to setup.I do not plan on implementing 9.2, at most 7.2.

I could not find anything in documentation regarding what HDMI standard that this receiver supports, does anyone else know?
Thanks


Current setup:
Room 15x17
5.1
2-BW CM9
BW CM2 center
2-BW Surrond
Energy EPS-100 sub with 2 x 6 1/2" woofers;100 watt RMS 400 watt peak;30 -150 hz +/- 3 db
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