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SC-25 140W 7.1 Channel Home Theater Receiver
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Pioneer SC-25 140W 7.1 Channel Home Theater Receiver

Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty
The Pioneer Elite SC-25 A/V receiver is the entry point for 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.

The Pioneer Elite SC-25 A/V receiver is the entry point for 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. The driving force for its development was the anticipation of new uncompressed soundtracks from Dolby True-HD and DTS-HD Master audio now emerging on the Blu-Ray Disc format, bringing sonically exact studio duplication into the home.

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, and 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 Color and x.v. Color capabilities, analog video conversion to HDMI, standard definition video upscaling to1080p, and Pioneer proprietary PureCinema I/P conversion. Full unprocessed 1080p/24fps Blu-ray Disc resolution will find its way to your 1080p HDTV without unnecessary 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 input options.

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 theater. 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 fully 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.



  • 140 Watts x 7 Direct Energy ICEpower Amplification
  • Networking Entertainment featuring streaming Internet Radio, Rhapsody, SIRIUS and more.
  • 3-Zone Multi-Zone and Source (A/V)
  • HDMI Ver. 1.3a (5 Inputs Including Front HDMI Input / 2 Outputs )





Amplifier Design: ICEpower Direct Energy HD
Surround Power: 140W x 7 (20Hz - 20kHz, .09 percent THD @ 8 ohms, All Channels Driven)
Stereo Power: 140W x 2 (20Hz - 20kHz, .09 percent THD @ 8 ohms)
Symmetrical Power Train Design: Yes

Audio Processing

Digital Engine: Dual Core
Air Studios Tuning: Monitor Certification
THX Select2 Plus: Yes
PQLS for Audio: Multi-channel
Wolfson DACs: Yes
iPod Digital: Yes
Optimum Surround: Yes
Room Calibration: Advanced MCACC 9 Band EQ
Phase Control: Full Band
Symmetric 9-band EQ: Yes
Standing Wave Control: Yes
Polarity Check: Yes
Front Stage Surround: (Focus,Wide)
Advanced Surround Modes: (13+1) Modes
Sound Retriever ? Multi: Yes
Dolby True HD: Yes
Dolby Digital Plus: Yes
Dolby Pro-Logic IIx: Yes
Dolby Digital EX: Yes
Dolby Digital 5.1: Yes
DTS-HD Master Audio: Yes
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio: Yes
DTS 96/24: Yes
DTS 5.1: Yes
Stream Direct: Yes
DTS NEO: 6: Yes
DTS Express: Yes
Auto Level Control ? Multi: Yes
Neural-THX Surround Decoder: Yes
WMA-9 Pro Decoder: Yes
HDMI SACD Transfer: Yes
HDMI DVD-Audio Transfer: Yes
X-Curve Compensation: Yes
Digital Noise Reduction: Yes
Virtual Surround Back: Yes
Headphone Surround: Yes
Dialog Enhancement: Yes
Midnight Listening: Yes
Loudness: Yes
Auto Signal Select: Yes
Analog to Digital Conversion: Burr Brown 192 kHz / 24-bit
Digital Analog Conversion (DAC): Wolfson WM8740 192 kHz / 24-bit DAC

Video Processing

HDMI 48-bit Deep Color: Yes
HDMI x.v. Color: Yes
Video Converter ? Component: Yes
1080p Video Scaler for Analog Standard Definition: Yes
Pure Cinema I/P Converter: Yes
Video Parameter Adjustment: Yes
HDMI 1080P Video Transfer: Yes
iPod Photo and Video: Yes
3D Noise Reduction (Analog SD): Yes
3D Y/C Separation: Yes
Aspect Ratio: Yes


Works with iPhone Certified: Yes
On-Screen Display: Redesigned, Full-color GUI
Multi-zone On-screen Display: Zone 2 & 3
Supplied iPhone/iPod A/V USB Cable: Yes
iTunes Album Art: Yes
FL Dimmer: Yes
Function Rename: Yes
Remote: Illuminated Learning
Multi-Zone: 3-zone
Sleep Timer: Yes
Multi Operation: Yes
Advanced MCACC Graphic PC Output: Yes
Amplifier Assign: Yes
Detachable Power Cord: Yes


HDMI Inputs: 5 (Including 1 Front Panel Input)
HDMI Outputs: 2
Supported Audio Formats: LPCM, WAV, MP3, AAC, FLAC
Networking Entertainment: Yes
Streaming Internet Radio: Yes
Neural Music Direct: Yes
SIRIUS via Internet: Yes
Firmware Updatable: Yes
Component Video Input: 3
Component Video Outputs: 1
S-Video Input: 5
S-Video Outputs: 1
Composite A/V Input: 5
Composite A/V Output: 1
USB Memory Input: Yes
Ethernet Input: Yes
XM Satellite Ready: Yes
SIRIUS Satellite Ready: Yes
Analog Audio Inputs: 4
Analog Audio Outputs: 1
Phono Input: Yes
Digital Inputs: 6 (4 Optical, 2 Coaxial)
Digital Outputs: 2 Optical
Multi-Channel Input: 7.1
Audio Pre-Output: 7.1
Headphone Output: Yes
Multi-Room and Source Output: 3-zones
Zone 2 Analog Audio Out: Yes
Zone 3 Analog Audio Out: Yes
Zone 2 Video Out: Composite
Zone 3 Video Out: Composite
12 Volt Trigger (Device Assignable): 2
Front A/V Inputs: Yes
RS-232C: Yes
IR In/Out: Yes


Front Panel: Aluminum/Urushi
Transformer Stabilizer: Yes
3-D Space Frame Design: Yes
Direct Construction: Yes
Heavy Duty Speaker Terminals: Yes


Warranty: 2 Year Elite Warranty


Dimensions (inches): 16.56 inch x 7.92 inch x 18.12 inch (W x H x D)
Weight 40 lbs. 11 oz.



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