Six New Single CD Receivers from Pioneer Kick off 2013 Product Line-Up

Six New Single CD Receivers from Pioneer Kick off 2013 Product Line-Up

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.  today  introduced  six  new  single  CD receiver models for 2013, the FH-X700BT, DEH-X6500BT, DEH-X5500HD, DEH-X3500UI, DEH-2500UI and DEH-150MP, that  fulfill the consumer’s in-car entertainment needs with new cosmetics, expanded  smartphone  integration  and  features developed to match today’s music-listening  trends.  The  new  line-up  is  integrated  with  a mix of features  and  technologies  including  larger multi-line displays, iPhone® certified  connectivity,  Bluetooth®1  hands-free  and audio streaming, App Mode®, MIXTRAX™, Pandora® internet radio and HD Radio® technology.

“Not  only  is  it  important  for Pioneer to include the newest and latest technologies  into  our  products,  but they must be easy to use in the car environment,”  said  Ted  Cardenas, vice president of marketing for the Car Electronics  Division of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.  “Our new single CD receivers  not  only  offer  maximum  entertainment value, but they make it extremely convenient for users to integrate their personal devices and stay connected.”

With  the  DEH-2500UI model and above, the new 2013 single CD players offer users  enhanced display possibilities by providing customizable multi-color illumination  controls and buttons.  The areas on or around the buttons and volume  knobs are illuminated to make adjustments easier, while the size of the  display area has been increased more than 35% from the previous models for greater viewing angles, improved visibility and more song information.

To  correspond  with  the ever-growing use of smartphones, Pioneer designed the new single CD players with expanded smartphone compatibility.

   ·   MADE  FOR  IPHONE  – From the entry level DEH-2500UI and up, Pioneer
      incorporated  iPhone and iPod connectivity, allowing users to quickly
      access and play music from their iTunes® music library using the head
      unit’s   front  panel  controls  while  simultaneously  charging  the
      device’s battery with 1 amp of charging.
   ·   USB  CONNECTIVITY2 – All models starting with the DEH-2500UI support
      music  stored  in  USB  flash drives, thumb drives and even some hard
      drives  (depending on the power requirements of the hard drive).  For
      additional  convenience,  a  USB  port is placed on the front face of
      each receiver.
   ·    BLUETOOTH   –  The  DEH-X6500BT  and  FH-X700BT  feature  Bluetooth
      capability  for  hands-free  calling  as  well  as  music  streaming,
      allowing  the option to stay connected without a hardwire connection.
      When paired with an iPhone® 3GS, iPhone 4, or iPhone 4S, these models
      also  support  voice  control  via  Bluetooth.   The  user can call a
      contact  or  select  a playlist, song, artist, or album directly from
      the DEH-X6500BT and FH-X700BT using the iPhone’s native voice control
   ·   ANDROID  SUPPORT  –  New  for 2013 models, Android™ smartphone music
      support  is possible via USB connection.  Users of compatible Android
      smartphones  can  listen to music stored on their devices and utilize
      Pioneer’s unique MIXTRAX music effects.
   ·   APP  MODE  –  With App Mode, five models (all but DEH-P150MP) enable
      users to listen to their favorite music and streaming audio apps from
      a USB connected iPhone or iPod touch®.

A  variety  of  exciting and fun features are built-in to the new single CD line-up to enhance the driving experience:
   ·   MIXTRAX  –  Pioneer’s  exclusive  MIXTRAX feature is included in the
      DEH-X3500UI  model  and  higher to deliver a unique DJ-like listening
      experience.   MIXTRAX takes the music from an iPhone, iPod touch, USB
      device,  or  certain  Android  devices  and  plays it back with added
      transitions  and  effects,  creating  a virtual DJ inside the Pioneer
      receiver.  Following the beat of the music, the feature also includes
      six  patterns  of  club-style illumination to enhance the mood with a
      dynamic dance club-like lighting effect.
   ·  PANDORA INTERNET RADIO – The extremely popular Pandora internet radio
      continues to be part of the new single CD line-up to provide a unique
      music  experience  tailored  to  the  user’s  preferences.   Once the
      Pandora  app is launched from an iPhone connected to the CD receiver,
      song  and  artist  selection  can  be  controlled  directly  from the
   ·  HD RADIO – HD Radio is built in to the DEH-X5500HD model for playback
      of  high  quality  audio  broadcasts.   The  feature provides a clear
      digital  connection  to HD Radio broadcasts from local radio stations
      as well as artist and song title information on the receiver displays
      (when available).

Pioneer’s six single CD receiver offerings will be available in late August with suggested retail prices starting at $70.Six New Single CD Receivers from Pioneer Kick off 2013 Product Line-Up

Pioneer  Electronics (USA) Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif., and its  U.S.  Web  address is  Its parent company, Pioneer  Corporation,  is  a  preeminent  manufacturer  of high-performance audio, video and computer equipment for the home, car and business markets.

Do  not  use  your Pioneer system if doing so will divert your attention in any  way  from  the  safe  operation  of your vehicle.  Always observe safe driving  rules.  In some states certain operations of devices while driving may be illegal.  Where such regulations apply, they must be obeyed.

1Bluetooth 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.

2Not every USB device is compatible with a Pioneer head unit containing an USB port. Pioneer head units containing a USB port are compatible with USB MSC (Mass Storage Class) devices only, and are not compatible with DRM (Digital Rights Management) contents and MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) connection devices. For size and other limitations, please see Owner’s Manual. Unauthorized copying of music or other files is strictly prohibited. Optional USB extension cable is available for use with front USB ports.