Summary: Great sound! I use it to drive my home theater system and the sound is just amazing compared to my previous two receivers. This receiver is powering the same speaker system as the other two and the difference is incredible. It can be a little complicated to set up but instructions in the book are quite clear and understandable. The flexibility of this amp is endless. I have been an audiophile for many years but was never big on Pioneer.
Summary: How do you turn away from a product that has a great reputation, A great price and a seller that stands behind it all!After installation my expectations were exceeded,I've been a Denon enthusiast for awhile,I think that just changed!!! I can't really say I have found anything I didn't like about this receiver!Would I buy another one,ABSOLUTELY!!!
Summary: 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.
Summary: This is the best receiver by far, Looks, Power, Functions. I wanted something that i woudn't have to upgrade a year later and with all audio video equipment we find ourselves doing it alot, i have had it for 2 years now and no problems once so ever, Hes Power Mirage speakers 7.2 i had to split the sub out to 2 channels. This unit can push some power.
Awesome receiver but read the manual-Be patient-Don't give up
Rich in San Diego, Amazon
27 December 2010
Summary: I bought the SC-25 and love it big time. WARNING--- This thing has some serious features that will take some time to understand all of them. I am reasonable savvy about my electronics but for a few hours after opening the box I was thinking about taking it back. Sit with the manual, try everything, get it set up and calibrated correctly THEN you will love it. This receiver has so much power, quality and features that I can't imagine what else one would need.
Summary: Imagine my dismay. My SC-25 dies after one year of ownership. Bummer, but not unheard of, machines die sometimes. I contacted Pioneer and sent it to the authorized repair center. Once the repair was complete, Pioneer would not honor the warranty because Amazon is apparently not part of the the "established Elite distribution channel". I bought this product from Amazon.com because I trust Amazon and find the reviews very informative.
Summary: I've owned this receiver just shy of one year. I use it in a 2.1 bi-amped setup (Paradigm Reference Studio 60s, Paradigm UltraCube 12 sub). The SOUND is nothing short of stellar. In fact, sometimes I can't believe how good my system sounds. Highs are crisp and detailed, mids are dreamy and neutral, and bass performance is a marked improvement in both quality and output over the Denon receiver this replaced.
Summary: This receiver is awsome, it can be a little tricky setting up and the manual can be confusing in some sections but once you master the set up the reward is overwhelming.The only problem I had with this unit was the remote, could not get the multi- operation function to work called pioneer to verify that I was going through all the steps as stated in the manual, which I was but they really were not much help other than that, only thing I could figure was a faulty remote.
Summary: You can't beat the ICE amps and features of this amp! The only thing I wish it could do was superimpose the GUI over the picture (volume settings, audio parameters) and such like other AVR's I've seen in this price range. But those AVR's can't match the robust feature set and sound quality of the Elite! Very satisfied with my purchase.
Summary: I have had this receiver up and running for a week now. It is driving the 7.1 set-up in my family room with digital audio out to my old pioneer elite 72-txv, which is driving audio for the rest of the house and outside. Pros: 1. Network capability. I have this hard wired to my LAN, but I think it has wireless capability. Other the network you can stream from various internet radio stations and THX Neural.