Pioneer launches digital media and CD receivers that deliver greater performance and connectivity for drivers
Pioneer Electronics, a leader in aftermarket car electronics, today released two new digital media and nine CD receiver models. Pioneer’s new product line-up demonstrates the company’s commitment to applying technical advancements in a thoughtful and well-integrated manner for customers. It includes significant enhancements in connectivity and display, while providing fuss-free control functions for greater efficiency and a safer drive. Drivers can now navigate the settings directly from their steering wheel and adjust illumination across a broader range of settings to their preference when driving during day and night. The key features of the new receivers also include Bluetooth®1 wireless connectivity for dual phone connection, improved speech clarity and smoother browsing experiences viaboth iOS and Android devices.
“The new line up of CD receiver models demonstrates Pioneer’s expertise in human interaction design and usability, with rigorous standards for quality and safety. Customers can enjoy affordable, intuitive solutions and a safer, enjoyable drive,” said Mr. ‘Muralidhar Masala,General Manager, Product Planning & Marketing Department, Pioneer Gulf FZE.
INTELLIGENT SMARTPHONE CONNECTIVITY
Pioneer’s new CD receivers with built-in Bluetooth wireless capability such as DEH-X8750BT and DEH-X6750BT supports:
- Full Time Connection for Two Phones– For the first time, Pioneer features Full Time Connection for two smartphones. The phones’ settings are remembered by the receiver and are automatically connected once detected in the car. For example, drivers can connect and access their personal and business phones simultaneously through the receiver without the hassle of switching between phones.
- Wide Band Speech – With Bluetooth upgrade to HFP version 1.6, drivers experience greater speech clarity and enjoy natural conversations and better speech recognition with Hands Free Calling. The new CD receivers come with twice the bandwidth frequency compared to previous models.
- Wireless Audio Browsing –Once connected to Bluetooth, drivers can search their music library on the head unit display without a single touch on their smartphones, allowing for a safer drive. The new AVRCP 1.5 version allows drivers to browse music files on both iOS and Android devices.
STEERING WHEEL CONTROL WITH NEW PRESET
Pioneer offers users a new preset wired remote that can be easily enabled by selecting the make of the car on the receiver. The driver can then start using the vehicle’s original steering wheel controller to access their music and control the volume.
MORE POWERFUL MEMORY SETTINGS
As Pioneer receivers are capable of memorizing an extensive list of settings that include preset and system settings among others, drivers have peace of mind knowing that their settings will not be lostduring situations where their car battery fails, as is commonly the situation today with other types of receivers.
EXPANDED MEDIA ACCESS
- MEDIA APP CONTROL – Through Media App Control, the receivers can play and control music from various music apps. The Play, pause, next and back commands are available on all receivers when used with an iPhone via USB connection. For Android devices, this function is only available on models with Bluetooth capabilities1.
- MIXTRAX – Pioneer continues to include its revolutionary MIXTRAX® virtual DJ technology into each receiver model, transforming a music library into a nonstop playlist that delivers a unique DJ-infused listening experience. The MIXTRAX virtual DJ inserts transitions and effects to music played from an iPhone, iPod or USB storage device. Bringing this one step further to create the club experience, users can set the illumination and display to pulsate and change color with the tempo and intensity of the music.
ENHANCED INTUITIVE DISPLAY
Pioneer demonstrates keen awareness of human interaction and usability with its new intuitive display features:
- Impressive VA LCD feature – All the new receivers offer Vertical Alignment (VA) LCD with 60% higher contrast and wider viewing angle. VA LCD improves the user’s ability to view the receiver easily even if it is not within close proximity or under the glare of direct sunlight. The DEH-X8750BT and DEH-X7750UI also spots a larger screen for better visibility and improved menu for drivers’ convenience.
- Additional Illumination and Brightness Control – On top of the new ten step brightness control to accommodate variations in lighting, drivers can automatically turn the dimmer on and off with the car’s headlight through the illumination line,and even set it to turn on and off at specified timesvia the illumination timer. Illumination effect is activated when the receiver is switched on and off; as the CD is being loaded and; when there are incoming calls registered by the Bluetooth receiver on selected models. These help add to an overall pleasant in-car entertainment experience with better legibility and safer drive, as they do not have to take their eyes off the road for long to read the contents on the display.
ENHANCED AUDIO QUALITY
The receivers are embedded with Advanced Sound Retriever (ASR) technology, and can restore musical detail lost in the creation of compressed music files to recreate the warmth and clarity of the music as the artist intended it. The DEH-X8750BT and DEH-X7750UI offersFree Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC) playback compatibility often sought by audiophiles, which delivers FLAC compressed audio files without loss in audio quality Pioneer Receivers will be available at Pioneer authorised dealers from end August onwards.
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- Do not use your Pioneer system if doing so will divert your attention in any way from the safe operation of your vehicle. Alwaysobserve safe driving rules. In some countries, certain operations of devices while driving may be illegal. Where such regulations apply,they must be obeyed.
- Pioneer Media App Control & compatible applications may not be available in some countries. Pioneer Media App Control is only applicable with use via 4G/3G or Wi-Fi Connection situations.
- iPod®, iPhone 4® and iPhone 4S® are compatible using the Pioneer CD-IU51 accessory cable, sold separately. iPhone 5®, iPhone 5S® and iPhone 5C® are compatible using the Pioneer CD-IU52 accessory cable, sold separately.
- Pioneer does not guarantee compatibility with all USB mass storage devices and assumes no responsibilities for any loss of data on media players, smartphones, or other devices while using the receiver.
- AndroidTM smartphones is compatible using cable that came with the smartphone.
- Bluetooth® functionality requires a compatible Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone. Certain Bluetooth® features may not be supported by all compatible Bluetooth-enabled devices, and/or the functionality of such features may be limited in certain devices or by certain wireless carriers.
- Steering Wheel Remote Control is compatible using the Pioneer CD-SR110 accessory cable kit, sold separately.
- PIONEER and MIXTRAX are registered trademarks of Pioneer Corporation.
- Apple®, iPod®, iPod Touch and iPhone® are registered trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
- AndroidTM is a trademark of Google Inc.
- iOSTM is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. and other countries and is used under license.
- BLUETOOTH® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
About Pioneer Gulf FZE Ltd.
The Middle East arm of Pioneer Corporation, Pioneer Gulf FZE, ( PGF )’s core business covers the audio and video industries with a diversified range of products encompassing DVD-related products, home stereo systems, speakers, car audio visual and DJ equipment. In line with the corporate group philosophy “ Move the heart and Touch the soul “, PGF aims to continuously touch people’s lives by introducing innovative products that will raise entertainment to the level of pure emotion.
For more information, please visit www.pioneer-mea.com