Pioneer’s 2016 In-Dash Multimedia DVD Receivers Deliver More Entertainment with Spotify and FLAC File Support

LONG BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. today unveiled its new 2016 line of in-dash
multimedia DVD receivers
designed for today’s music and
technology-loving consumers. The nine new models, AVH-180DVD, AVH-280BT,
AVH-X1800S, AVH-X2800BS, AVH-X3800BHS, AVH-X4800BS, and AVH-X5800BHS
double-DIN receivers, and AVH-X6800DVD and AVH-X7800BT single-DIN
receivers, offer a range of entertainment and connectivity options
including a new clear resistive touchscreen, advanced Bluetooth®
connectivity with enhanced features like Dual Device Connection and
Music Library Browsing over Bluetooth, Siri® Eyes Free, Spotify® as a
dedicated A/V source, Pandora® with station presets and station
creation, and FLAC file playback1.


“Today’s consumers want access to their favorite music in the car
combined with the latest connectivity and communications features,” said
Ted Cardenas, vice president of marketing for the Car Electronics
Division of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “With the addition of the
extremely popular digital music service Spotify and FLAC file playback
compatibility on our new line of multimedia DVD receivers, Pioneer
continues to expand the music-listening options available to drivers.”

  • BLUETOOTH WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY – The AVH-X2800BS,
    AVH-X3800BHS, AVH-X4800BS, AVH-X5800BHS and AVH-X7800BT feature
    built-in Bluetooth2 wireless capability for convenient
    hands-free calling as well as music streaming with compatible
    Bluetooth enabled devices. The Bluetooth models also feature Bluetooth
    Dual Device Connection for full-time connection of two smartphone
    devices at the same time. The feature enables a call to be picked up
    by either of the paired phones, eliminating the need to pair and
    unpair devices.

    • HFP 1.6 Wideband Speech – Hands Free Profile (HFP) 1.6
      significantly increases the frequency bandwidth dedicated to voice
      calling (now 50Hz – 7kHz) and doubles the sampling frequency (now
      16kHz) to produce significantly better sound quality for wireless
      conversations. Both the caller and call recipient experience
      clearer and more distinct sound.
    • Music Library Browsing over Bluetooth (AVRCP 1.5) – Users can now
      search album content over a wireless connection. iPhone devices
      can use Bluetooth to search through playlists, artists, songs, and
      genres. For Android® smartphones enabled with Media Transfer
      Protocol (MTP), users can browse through media folders via folder
      type. The smartphone device must be compatible with AVRCP 1.4
      profile or newer to access Bluetooth Audio Browsing.
  • SIRI EYES FREE – Pioneer DVD models with Bluetooth enable users
    of iPhone 4s and above to access Siri Eyes Free3 with
    the simple press of a key. Siri Eyes Free allows users to make calls,
    select and play music, hear and compose text messages, get mapping
    information, listen to notifications, listen to calendar information
    and add reminders by voice.

EXPANDED ENTERTAINMENT OPTIONS

  • SPOTIFY (All models except AVH-180DVD and AVH-280BT) – New
    for 2016 is the ability to control content from the Spotify app on
    iPhone and Android devices as a dedicated source on the receivers.
    Listeners can now play, pause and skip tracks using the Pioneer
    controls, and with a few taps, it is just as easy to browse playlists,
    albums and radio stations on the go. Premium4 users enjoy
    ad-free, high quality music that always keeps playing, even when there
    is no connection. Spotify on the new receivers works over Bluetooth
    for Android devices and Bluetooth or USB cable for the iPhone.
  • USB CONNECTIVITY – When connected to an iPhone, iPod,
    portable USB drive or compatible Android device via the USB port,
    users can use basic controls (Play/Pause/FF/Rev/Random/Repeat) and
    display track, artist and album information. Android devices must run
    OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or newer with Android Media Transfer
    Protocol.
  • PANDORA STATION CREATION and STATION PRESETS (AVH-1800S,
    AVH-X2800BS, AVH-X3800BHS, AVH-X4800BS, AVH-X5800BHS)

    With station creation on Pandora, listeners can effortlessly explore
    and discover new music using an iPhone (physical USB connection
    required) or Android smartphone. While listening to Pandora on the
    receiver, listeners can create a station based on the currently
    playing artist or track by simply touching a dedicated button on the
    screen. New for the 2016 DVD models, Pandora enables listeners to
    store their personalized stations on six presets for easy access on
    the receiver. Pioneer is the first car aftermarket manufacturer to
    offer this feature.
  • SIRIUSXM® RADIO CONNECTIVITY (AVH-1800S, AVH-X2800BS,
    AVH-X3800BHS, AVH-X4800BS AVH-X5800BHS) –
    Five double DIN models
    are SiriusXM compatible with the SXV300 SiriusXM Vehicle Connect Tuner
    (sold separately, SiriusXM subscription required). The SiriusXM
    Vehicle Connect Tuner offers a simple, cost-effective solution for
    adding satellite radio, and Pioneer’s receivers include the Tune
    Start™, Tune Scan™, Tune Mix and Sports Flash features.
  • HD RADIO® TECHNOLOGY For high quality audio
    broadcasts, the AVH-X5800BHS and AVH-X3800BHS feature a built-in HD
    Radio tuner, providing clear digital reception of HD Radio and
    additional multi-casting programming on HD1, HD2 and HD3 broadcasts
    from participating radio stations across the country.

ENHANCED LOOK AND FUNCTIONALITY

First introduced on Pioneer’s popular line of Networked Entertainment
eXperience in-dash receivers, the entire line of 2016 DVD receivers
features a new clear resistive touchscreen that provides brighter, more
vibrant colors and increased touch sensitivity, making it more
responsive than traditional resistive touch panels. All models (expect
for the AVH-180DVD and AVH-280BT) also offer FLAC file playback
capability at up to 48kHz/24bit high resolution CD-quality audio
playback.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

  • High power MOSFET 50W x 4
  • All models except AVH-180DVD and AVH-280BT

    • Compatibility with Pioneer’s AVIC-U260 outboard navigation system
      (sold separately)
    • 13 band Graphic Equalizer with touch panel swipe setting
      and built-in high/low pass crossover with adjustable points and
      slopes
    • Built in Auto EQ and Time Alignment provides customized audio
      adjustments for the driver
    • Advanced Sound Retriever®
  • The AVH-X3800BHS and AVH-X5800BHS offer two camera inputs for
    increased safety and convenience. The first input is dedicated for a
    backup camera (sold separately) and the second input can be used for
    additional assistance for driving, towing, or parking.
  • AVH-X6800DVD and AVH-X7800BT and single-DIN models feature motorized
    7-inch touchscreen displays and detachable face security

For more information on the new line visit http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Car/ch.DVD-Receivers.Compare.

Pioneer’s multimedia DVD receivers will be available in November with
suggested retail prices of: $230 (AVH-180DVD), $280 (AVH-280BT), $280
(AVH-X1800S), $330 (AVH-X2800BS), $380 (AVH-X3800BHS), $430
(AVH-X4800BS), $480 (AVH-X5800BHS), $450 (AVH-X6800DVD) and $500
(AVH-X7800BT).

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

Read all safety instructions in the product documentation before use.
Distracted driving can result in serious injury, or death. Only use a
function when it is safe and legal in your location, pay attention to
the road and your surroundings, and obey all traffic rules.

1Playback up to 48kHz/24bit.

2Bluetooth 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.

3Siri not available in all languages or all areas and
features may vary by area. Cellular data charges may apply.

4Spotify Premium requires a monthly paid subscription.

PIONEER and ADVANCED SOUND RETRIEVER are registered trademarks of
Pioneer Corporation.

ANDROID is a registered trademark of
Google Inc.

BLUETOOTH is a registered trademark of Bluetooth
SIG.

IPHONE and IPOD are trademarks of Apple Inc.,
registered in the U.S. and other countries.

SPOTIFY is a
registered trademark of Spotify AB.

PANDORA is a registered
trademark of Pandora Media, Inc.

HD Radio and Artist
Experience are proprietary trademarks of iBiquity Digital Corporation.

Sirius,
XM, SiriusXM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM
Radio Inc. and its subsidiaries.

Contacts

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.
Katherine Harbeston, 310-952-2388
katherine.harbeston@pioneer-usa.com
or
Megan
Stoner, 415-277-4912
megan.stoner@allisonpr.com