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Pioneer Elite Black AV Receiver - SC-25

Abt Model: SC25 | UPC Code: 012562957456
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THX Select 2 Plus/ MCACC Advanced Technology/ 140W x 7 Surround Power/ 140W x 2 Stereo Power/ ICEpower Direct Energy HD/ Symmetrical Power Train Design/ Dual Core Digital Engine/ Symmetric 9-Band EQ/ Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio Decoding/ Wolfson DACs/ Virtual Surround Back/ 1080p Video Scaler For Analog Standard Definition/ Digital Noise Reduction/ Midnight Listening/ Black Finish
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Pioneer Elite Black AV Receiver - SC25

Works with iPhone™ Certified 7-Channel Elite A/V Receiver Featuring ICEpower® Class-D Amplification and AIR Studios Monitor Sound Tuning Certification.


Key Features:

  • 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 )
  • ice power
  • THX select 2 plus
  • MCACC advanced
  • SIRIUS® and XM® Satellite Radio Ready* (*SIRIUS and XM Satellite Radio are paid subscription music services, each requiring an antenna, sold separately - Sirius streaming feature requores PREMIUM subscription)


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, 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.



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

Audio Processing

  • Digital Engine: Dual Core
  • Air Studios™ Tuning: Monitor Certification
  • PQLS for Audio: Multi-channel
  • Wolfson DACs
  • iPod® Digital
  • Optimum Surround
  • Room Calibration: Advanced MCACC 9 Band EQ
  • Phase Control: Full Band
  • Symmetric 9-band EQ
  • Standing Wave Control
  • Polarity Check
  • Front Stage Surround: (Focus,Wide)
  • Advanced Surround Modes: (13+1) Modes
  • Sound Retriever - Multi
  • Dolby True HD
  • Dolby Digital Plus
  • Dolby Pro-Logic IIx
  • Dolby® Digital EX
  • Dolby® Digital 5.1
  • DTS-HD Master Audio
  • DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
  • DTS-ES
  • DTS 96/24
  • DTS® 5.1
  • Stream Direct
  • DTS NEO: 6
  • DTS Express
  • Auto Level Control - Multi
  • Neural-THX Surround Decoder
  • WMA-9 Pro Decoder
  • HDMI® SACD Transfer
  • HDMI DVD-Audio Transfer
  • X-Curve Compensation
  • Digital Noise Reduction
  • Virtual Surround Back
  • Headphone Surround
  • Dialog Enhancement
  • Midnight Listening
  • Loudness
  • Auto Signal Select
  • 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
  • HDMI x.v. Color
  • Video Converter - Component
  • 1080p Video Scaler for Analog Standard Definition
  • Pure Cinema I/P Converter
  • Video Parameter Adjustment
  • HDMI 1080P Video Transfer
  • iPod® Photo and Video
  • 3D Noise Reduction (Analog SD)
  • 3D Y/C Separation
  • Aspect Ratio


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


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


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

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 7.92"
  • Width: 16.56"
  • Depth: 18.12"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 40 lbs 11 oz
  • Shipping: 44 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): Two Year Parts and Labor
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Watts Per Channel140 W/channel
AM/FM Preset63
Bluetooth CompatibilityNo
iPod CompatibilityYes
Decoders/EncodersDolby True HD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro-Logic IIx, Dolby® Digital EX, Dolby® Digital 5.1, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS® 5.1
Input ConnectorsHDMI Inputs: 5 (Including 1 Front Panel Input), Component Video Input: 3, S-Video Input: 5, Composite A/V Input: 5, iPhone / iPod USB Input, USB Memory Input, Ethernet Input, Analog Audio Inputs: 4, Phono Input, Digital Inputs: 6 (4 Optical, 2 Coaxial), Multi-Channel Input: 7.1, Front A/V Inputs
Output ConnectorsHDMI Outputs: 2, Component Video Outputs: 1, S-Video Outputs: 1, Composite A/V Output: 1, Analog Audio Outputs: 1, Digital Outputs: 2 Optical, Audio Pre-Output: 7.1, Headphone Output, Multi-Room and Source Output: 3-zones, Zone 2 Analog Audio Out, Zone 3 Analog Audio Out, Zone 2 Video Out: Composite or Component, Zone 3 Video Out: Composite or Component
THX CertificationYes
Weight (lbs)40.11 lbs
Parts Warranty2 Years
Labor Warranty2 Years


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