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PIONEER PUMPS UP THE IN-CAR EXPERIENCE WITH A NEW LINE OF IN-DASH RECEIVERS AND SUBWOOFERS

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. today introduced five CD receivers and three digital media receivers that offer advanced integration with many of today’s most popular smartphones1 and are designed to enhance the entertainment experience of practically any vehicle.  The DEH-X6900BT, DEH-X4900BT, DEH-X3910BT, DEH-X3900BT and DEH-X2900UI CD receivers plus the MVH-X690BS, MVH-X390BT and MVH-290BT CD-free digital media receivers feature a variety of smartphone-centric technologies and entertainment options including advanced Bluetooth® functionality, Spotify®, Android® Open Accessory Protocol (AOA) 2.0 support, Siri® Eyes Free functionality,  USB Quick Charge and USB Source Change Function.

Pioneer also has two new subwoofers, the 12” TS-W306R and the 10” TS-W256R, both designed with advanced technology and innovative materials to provide accurate and impressive sound.

Pioneer DEH-X2900UI_300dpi5in
Pioneer DEH-X2900UI

CD AND DIGITAL MEDIA RECEIVERS

Smartphone Connectivity

  • Bluetooth Wireless Connectivity – The DEH-X6900BT, DEH-X4900BT, DEH-X3910BT, DEH-X3900BT, MVH-X690BS, MVH-X390BT, and MVH-290BT feature built-in Bluetooth1wireless connectivity for hands-free calling and wireless music streaming.

o   Dual Device Connection – Full-time connection of two smartphone devices enables a call to be picked up by either of the paired phones, eliminating the need to pair and unpair devices, even while streaming audio from either device.

o   Auto Pairing – To simplify the Bluetooth pairing process with iPhone® devices, compatible models2 are enabled for Auto Pairing when utilizing a physical USB connection.  Users simply connect an iPhone to the Pioneer receiver using an iPhone-to-USB cable, and the receiver automatically prompts the user to confirm pairing, eliminating the need to go through the wireless “searching for devices” process.

o   HFP 1.6 with Wideband Speech – Improves call sound quality for wireless conversations by increasing the frequency bandwidth dedicated to voice calling (now 50Hz – 7kHz) and doubling the sampling frequency (now 16kHz). The result is clearer and more distinct sound for both the user and the call recipient.

o   Music Library Browsing over Bluetooth (AVRCP 1.5) – iPhone owners can search through their playlists, artists, songs, and genres over Bluetooth.  For Android smartphones enabled with Media Transfer Protocol (MTP), users can browse through folders containing media through folder type and browse in media content folders.  The smartphone device must be compatible with AVRCP 1.4 profile or newer to access Music Library Browsing over Bluetooth.

o   New to the 2016 receiver line is the ability to register up to five Bluetooth devices into memory to enable automatic pairing.

  • USB Connectivity– When connected to an iPhone, iPod®, portable USB drives, or Android devices 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 to use Media Transfer Protocol.
  • Siri Eyes Free– Pioneer receiver 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.
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Michael Sandoval

Michael created MUSE/MUSE TV after a career in professional sports and journalism. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He attended Don Bosco Technical Institute in which he studied Electronics and Computer Science and California State University, Fullerton in which he graduated with a degree from the College of Communication in Journalism. He is a big Foo Fighters fan, loves Star Wars and loves photography. Member of the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society.
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