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Pioneer SC-25 140W 7.1 Channel Home Theater Receiver

Pioneer SC-25 140W 7.1 Channel Home Theater Receiver
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Item No.  392879
Mfg Part No.  SC-25
Product Condition:  New
Manufacturer:  Pioneer

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

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

  • 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 )

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.



  • 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: 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-ES: 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" x 7.92" x 18.12" (W x H x D)
  • Weight 40 lbs. 11 oz.

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AWESOME Receiver!!!

By ophiacus

from Atlanta, GA

About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Pro Audio / DJ


  • Easy To Set Up
  • Great Sound Quality


  • Confusing / Bad Remote Control

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  • Home Theater

Comments about Pioneer SC-25:

This is a great receiver although Pioneer has already replaced it with a newer model. If you have a chance to get a good deal on this model it will not disappoint! The only thing it lacks is iPod/Droid control support, I believe the newer ones include this feature. Also, upgrading the firmware is not straightforward, in fact, I have not figured this process out yet. I would urge caution on buying Pioneer products from PCRush, they are NOT an authorized dealer although they told me via email that they were prior to me ordering. I only found this out because some of my receivers' connectivity have too much play and are having some minor issues maintaining a signal (In fact, I'm currently using the HDMI 2 out because the main out quit working).

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Pioneer SC-25 140W 7.1 Channel Home Theater Receiver


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