A3 XW-SMA3-K

Featuring a Built-in rechargeable battery and designed for outdoor use, the A3 includes all the sleek features of the A1, and then some

 

Suggested Price$199.99

Wireless entertainment simplified.
Introducing the Pioneer A3 Wireless Speaker.

We’re living in a wireless world. Which is good news for music lovers, because it means now, you can wirelessly enjoy your music wherever you are. And since the smartphone has become the most essential wireless device in your day-to-day life, it was only a matter of time before someone introduced a Wi-Fi™ speaker with the broadest smartphone connectivity ever. That someone is Pioneer. And that speaker is our new A3 Wireless Speaker: the most convenient source for bringing high fidelity and powerful bass sound to you anywhere you go.

Comprehensive connectivity.

In the wireless world, there are many ways to connect and play, and the A3 connects to virtually all of them:

AirPlay® is a revolutionary way of enjoying your music anywhere in your home, and the A3 is AirPlay compatible right out of the box. Wirelessly stream music from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or your iTunes-running Mac or PC directly to the speaker. Plus use your iPhone or iPad device’s familiar controls to change the volume and switch songs.

HTC Connect™ is for Android® owners who, until now, have constantly asked, “What about me?” The good news is your speaker has arrived. A Pioneer exclusive, the A3 proudly supports HTC Connect, compatible with HTC One series phones. HTC Connect makes it easy to wirelessly stream your favorite music straight from your HTC One phone. There’s no need for a separate app; HTC Connect is built right into your phone’s music player.

DLNA 1.5 certified, the A3 connects seamlessly to all other DLNA compliant devices.

Here’s why Wi-Fi.

We’ve never cared much for limits, especially when it comes to your audio experience. That’s why instead of Bluetooth, we designed the A3 to be a true Wi-Fi speaker. Wi-Fi’s higher bandwidth carries more audio signal, giving you higher audio quality. Not to mention far better range unobstructed by things like furniture or walls. Easy to set-up and pair, Wi-Fi gives you the portable audio experience you’ve always wanted.

Wireless Direct.

With Wireless Direct – a Pioneer exclusive - You can enjoy wireless music far beyond your home’s wireless network. Wireless Direct allows for a direct wireless connection between your smartphone and the A3 speaker, without the need for a wireless router.

Tuned personally by Andrew Jones

The A3 has been developed from the ground up by none other than Andrew Jones, our world-renowned Chief Speaker Engineer. Having personally chosen the dual 77mm Woofers, 20mm Tweeter and dual 10W+10W amplifiers, and driver network, the sleek and contemporary A3 not only enjoys a distinguished pedigree, it also offers the clear, natural and powerful audio experience you expect from Pioneer.

Maximum sound. Minimalist look.

Before you hear the sound, the first thing you notice about the A3 are the clean, minimalist lines of this extraordinary speaker. Its enclosed gloss black body means a fuller, less distorted sound. The timeless look of its black metal grill adds to the streamlined look, as does the perfectly integrated matte black Capacitive Touch Control Panel.

Spotify® Connect

Spotify Connect is a Premium feature that lets you play and control Spotify on your devices. Choose music on one device and listen on another. At home, hit play on your mobile and hear high fidelity sound on your wireless speaker. You can also control the music from your mobile phone. Update your Wireless Speaker

Pandora® and vTuner® Internet Radio

Expand your audio entertainment options with an endless playlist of your favorite music and access to more than 10,000 internet radio stations from across the globe. Pandora and vTuner Internet Radio are now built right into the A3, and are designed to help you discover and enjoy new music.*

Pioneer ControlApp
In addition to full control functions, ControlApp for Pioneer's Wireless speakers allows you to access your favorite Pandora station or tune into thousands of radio stations from around the globe with vTuner Internet Radio. Use ControlApp's Push Player feature to access your mobile device's music library directly from the app to create playlists that can stream wirelessly to your Speaker.
Click here for more info!

Listen loud. Listen long.

The Pioneer A3 comes with a rechargeable lithium ion battery. And since it’s a portable wireless speaker, that means once you get where you’re going, you can enjoy up to 5 hrs. of your favorite music the way you want. Uninterrupted.

Take it Outside.

Music isn’t just for inside the house. The A3 is designed specifically for outdoor use with covered ports and a scratch-resistant matte finish.

By taking advantage of Pioneers audio heritage, as well as the latest technology, our new, portable Pioneer A3 Wi-Fi Speaker puts the key to wirelessly enjoying your music wherever you are right where it belongs. In your hands.

Key Features
  • Portable Wireless Speaker
  • 2 Way
  • 1”
  • 3” (x2)
  • -
  • Front
  • USB/AUX-In/LAN
  • 12-5/8 x 7-1/8 x 5-3/4 inches
  • 7 lbs. 11 oz.
  • Pioneer SMA Wireless Speaker: Quickstart Mode A1, A3, and A4

  • Pioneer SMA Wireless Speaker: Connecting Using Safari

  • Pioneer Wireless Speakers: Connecting to a WPS Router

  • Pioneer SMA Wireless Speaker: Pandora andvTuner Firmware UPDATE

  • Pioneer SMA Wireless Speaker: Connecting Using Windows

  • ControlApp

  • Pioneer SMA Wireless Speaker: Wireless Direct

  • Pioneer SMA Wireless Speaker: Connecting With iPhone, iPod, or iPad

 

Steps for Updating Your Wireless Speaker
Please Note, this firmware update enhances your Wireless Speaker with Spotify Connect, Pandora, and vTuner Internet Radio services

Step 1: Connect your SMA speaker to your wireless network

Step 2: Access your speaker’s Web Control menu by doing the following:

Windows 7® or Vista users: Click the Start icon on your Desktop and select “Network”. Your SMA speaker will appear as an icon in the explorer menu on the right. Right-click it and select “View Device Webpage”. The Web Control Menu will open in your default browser.

Windows XP® Users: Click the Start icon on your Desktop and select “My Network”. Click on, “Display icons for UPnP devices connected to the network” and your speaker will appear as an icon in the explorer menu. Double-click on the speaker icon and the Web Control Menu will open in your default browser.

Safari Users: Open your Safari browser and click on the Bookmark icon on the upper left side of the screen. Click on “Bonjour List” and select your speaker from the list.

Step 3: Download the firmware and change history files.
Firmware Zip File  Change History File

Unzip the file and save it to a place on your computer that you’ll remember.

Step 4: From the Web Control Menu, click on “Firmware Update” and click “Start”. Within 2 minutes, the firmware update screen will open.

Step 5: Click the “Choose File” button and find the unzipped file that you just saved on your computer.

Step 6: Click “Upload” and then click “Yes” on the confirmation screen. The update will begin and you can watch its progress from your computer. Once the update finishes, follow the instructions on your computer and unplug the power cord from your speaker.

Spotify Connect Update

Spotify Connect is a Premium feature that lets you play and control Spotify on your devices. Choose music on one device and listen on another. At home, hit play on your mobile and hear high fidelity sound on your wireless speaker. You can also control the music from your mobile phone.

Download the Spotify App

Click here for more Spotify Connect compatible models

Click here for Spotify Instruction Manual

Pandora and vTuner Update

Expand your audio entertainment options with an endless playlist of your favorite music and access to more than 10,000 internet radio stations from across the globe. With a firmware update, Pandora® and vTuner® Internet Radio are now built right into Pioneer’s line of SMA wireless speakers and are designed to help you discover and enjoy new music.

Downloading ControlApp

Open the App Store or Google Play on your device and search for "ControlApp" to download. You can also click on the applicable badge below:
(if you already have ControlApp installed on your device, you will automatically be asked to download the latest version)


     

 

The firmware is compatible with the XW-SMA1-K, XW-SMA3-K and XW-SMA4-K only. Your SMA speaker and your wireless device must be on the same network in order for Pandora and vTuner services to function properly. Specifications and features subject to change. PIONEER and the Pioneer logo are registered trademarks of Pioneer Corporation. Pandora and the Pandora logo are registered trademarks of Pandora Media, Inc. vTuner is a registered trademark of Nothing Else Matters Software, Ltd. Apple is a trademark of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Safari is a trademark and The App Store is a service mark of Apple, Inc. Android is a trademark of Google, Inc. Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. See the App Store and Google Play for details regarding device compatibility.