The Pioneer SC-1523-K is the head honcho in Pioneers line of receivers. It boasts 9.2 channels of amplification at 135 watts. To achieve it’s THX Select2 Plus certification, the SC-1523 uses Class D3 amplifiers to provide powerful clean sound.

 

Pioneer SC-1523-K Multizone Capable & More

The Pioneer SC-1523-K offers far more than dual zone functionality. In fact, the 1523-K is able to offer separate multi-media experiences to four different zones; 5.1 channel in zone one, stereo audio in zones two and three, and video to zone four via HDMI. The 1523-K is an audio lover’s dream since it’s able to decode  AIFF, WAV, FLAC, Apple Lossless, MP3, AAC, and WMA files. All of the channels of the 1523 also employ ESS-DAC SABRE technology to minimize harmonic distortion.

 

Since 4K video is on the verge of becoming mainstream it’s wise to have a receiver that’s capable of handling Ultra-HD signals. The Pioneer SC-1523-K not only provides 4K passthrough, but it also upscales standard definition and high-definition signals to 4K Ultra-HD.

 

The SC-1523-K: A Well Connected Receiver

It’s an understatement to say the SC-1523-K is a well connected receiver. In fact, the 1523 has eight HDMI inputs and 3 outputs to go along with a plethora of other analog and digital inputs. Thanks to it’s ethernet connection you have access to a variety of streaming music selections including Spotify, vTuner and Pandora. The Pioneer SC-1523-K also offers AirPlay support and is DLNA 1.5 and Windows 8 certified.

 

The Pioneer SC-1523-K has an abundant array of features. The only thing lacking is bluetooth and WiFi. However, look past these minor omissions and you’re left with a receiver that has ample power, tons of connectivity and high end audio processing. What more can you ask for.

 

Pioneer SC-1523-K

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