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The Pioneer Elite SC-25 is the first of four high-tech A/V receivers in Pioneer’s Elite series.

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Pros

Digital (Class D) amplification - lightweight, efficient and cool running

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quality Burr-Brown ADCs and Wolfson DACs

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7.1 channels with powerful 140w amplification (per channel)

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ICE technology power supply

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iPhone support (as opposed to just iPod support)

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attractive aesthetic

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multi room/source capability

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detachable power cord

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cheaper than originally anticipated

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stereo speakers can be bi-amped using surround speaker terminals. (pg 26 of manual)

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Cons

lacks THX Ultra2 Plus certification

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very similar to previous generations

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no HD-Radio!

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ordinary speaker binding posts

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multichannel in stereo mode would have allowed bi or tri-amping speakers

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home media gallery (dlna streaming) only works for audio

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no multichannel in stereo mode

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The Pioneer Elite SC-25 is the first of four high-tech A/V receivers in Pioneer’s Elite series. It features Pioneer’s exclusive Direct Energy HD amplifier with ICEPower Class-D technology, built to duplicate high-quality Dolby True-HD and DTS-HD Master audio from the popular new Blu-Ray Disc format. It is an upscale HD-Video signal processor, as it handles HDMI 48-Bit Deep Color x.v. colors, as well as 1080p upscaling, PureCinema I/P conversation, and iPhone/iPod (YouTube library, pictures, music). The SC-25 is also expandable, in that it can stream audio/video content from a home network, as well as process subscription-signals from SIRUS and XM Satellite Radio.

Additional Information

The Pioneer SC-25, SC-27, VSX-21TXH, and VSX-23TXH are part of Pioneer’s Elite lineup, released in the latter portion of 2009. They all feature Pioneer’s exclusive Direct Energy HD amplifier with ICEPower Class-D technology.

Features
  • Pioneer Elite A/V Receiver
  • 7.1-Channel (140W per)
  • Works with iPhone/iPod
  • Direct Energy HD Amplifeir
  • ICEPower Class-D Technology
  • 3-Zone A/V
  • Dual Parallel HDMI Outputs
  • Graphical User Interface
  • Networking Capabilities
  • Learning Remote
  • HDMI® Ver. 1.3a
  • HDMI® 48-Bit Deep Color and x.v.
  • 3-D Space Frame Construction
  • 1080p Upscaling
  • PureCinema I/P Conversion
Connectivity
  • HDMI In (5)
  • HDMI Out (2)
  • Component Video In (3)
  • Component Video Out (1)
  • S-Video In (5)
  • S-Video Out (1)
  • Composite A/V In (5)
  • Composite A/V Out (1)
  • iPhone/iPod USB In (1)
  • USB Memory In
  • Ethernet In
  • XM Satellite Ready
  • SIRIUS Satellite Ready
  • Analog Audio In (4)
  • Analog Audio Out (1)
  • Phono In
  • Digital In (4 Optical, 2 Coaxial)
  • Digital Out (2 Optical)
  • Multi-Channel In (7.1)
  • Audio Pre-Out (7.1)
  • Headphone Out
  • Multi-Room/Source Out (3-Zones)
  • Zone 2 Analog Out
  • Zone 3 Analog Out
  • Zone 2 Video Out
  • Zone 3 Video Out
  • 12 Volt Trigger (2)
  • Front A/V In
  • RS-232C
  • IR In/Out
Post Review
Scruffdawg
02/06/2012 10:07

I love this receiver. What is not to like under 800$. AMAZING!

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