Every Car Owner Deserves The Cool Technologies Packed in Pioneer's New Car Stereos

Heated seats, 20-inch rims, and brushed aluminum trim interior may be all the rage, but the hot ticket for today’s car owners is an aftermarket car stereo with cool new technologies like compressed audio playback, satellite radio, iTunes® AAC and iPod® capability.  The 11 new car stereos introduced today by Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. have the cool new technologies that consumers seek.  They also have some hot new features that are not widely known about yet, but will ‘wow’ consumers when they get behind the wheel.

 

The new line of Pioneer and Pioneer Premier car stereos will not only make a vehicle sound better, they will make it look better as well.  Their sleek design, aluminum finish, 3-D graphics, personalization and motorized faceplates improve the look of any dashboard.  Stereo faceplates utilize either a multicolor or a deep blue organic electroluminescent (OEL) display for easy reading. Unique rotary knobs make the players effortless to operate.

 

“When you’re stuck in traffic and feeling bored or frustrated, there’s nothing like some great music to cheer you up.  And a high-performance car stereo can give you the sound quality that will brighten even the gloomiest of days,” said Michael Townsen, director of marketing for mobile entertainment at Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “Pioneer adds just about every audio feature possible to our car stereos to make the drive easier and more entertaining.”

 

Based on previous consumer research with Gen Y, Pioneer is offering three new car stereos designed specifically for the youth market.   Pioneer’s DEH-P80MP, DEH-P7700MP and the Premier DEH-P770 all use a similar design with silver cosmetics, deep blue OEL display and the easy-to-use 7-way rotary commander. 

 

Featured technologies in Pioneer and Pioneer Premier in-car CD players include:

  • iTunes® AAC/MP3/WMA playback – The popularity of compressed audio has exploded in recent years allowing consumers to store an abundant amount of music in one CD-R disc.  Fourteen CD players support playback of .mp3 and WMA files using a highly improved digital speed-read mechanism, which provides faster loading and track-to-track access times.  Three players (DEH-P7700MP, DEH-P770MP, FH-P4200MP) are the first models that support iTunes® AAC files.
  • Rotary Commanders – Two additional models have adopted the extremely easy to use 7-way rotary commander to control “audio” and “function” menus, bringing the total to six.  Retrieval of files is fast and easy with a push and rotation of the rotary control.  (Available with DEH-P8600MP, DEH-P80MP, Premier, DEH-P860MP, DEH-P8MP, DEH-P7700MP and DEH-P770MP.)
  • iPod® Ready – Through Pioneer’s IP-Bus system, head units with changer controls will be able to operate iPods® with the use of Pioneer’s CD-IB100 adapter.   Pioneer head units will display up to eight characters of text including album, artist and song names, with the ability to scroll additional information. 
  • Satellite Radio Ready – All of Pioneer’s new in-car CD players are SIRIUS and XM Satellite Radio ready, giving consumers a choice in service.  Access to more than 120 channels of music, sports and news are available with both services.
  • Multi-Color and Deep Blue Organic EL Technology - Six CD players boast Pioneer’s deep blue OEL technology and an additional four models offer the multi-color OEL screen.  The 192 x 48 pixel, passive matrix multi-color display provides a very bright, easy to read screen.  The vivid three-dimensional screen enables users to control the functions of the radio at a glance.  Consumers also can add their own digital images to the screen via a CD-R, allowing them to personalize their radio and to change the image at any time.
  • Bit Media Expander (BMX) – Pioneer’s Bit Media Expander restores some of the critical sound lost during recording of compressed audio CDs.  Pioneer integrates BMX in all of its car stereos that offer playback of .mp3 and WMA to restore lost harmonics, giving the listener more warmth and richness.
  • Supertuner IIID+ – Pioneer’s newest tuner circuitry provides excellent sensitivity and further reduces low multi-path noise from previous Supertuner technology.  It also provides resistance to interference and exceptional stereo imaging, and maintains the stereo signal of a radio station much longer than conventional tuners with less FM noise and increased dynamic range. 
  • Detachable Face Technology – Originally designed by Pioneer, this security feature is now a standard throughout the industry.  It is incorporated in all of Pioneer’s car stereos including standard detachable face, flap down detachable face and motorized detachable face.
  • MOSFET50 –MOSFET 50 (50 Watts X 4) amplification gives consumers the power they desire in an aftermarket car stereo.
  • MOSFET60 MOSFET 60 provides uncompromising power to deliver more musical impact.  The MOSFET 60 supplies 60 Watts X 4 amplification with extremely low distortion. 
  • Easy EQ – Pioneer makes it easy to contour the sound for any consumer taste.  With five different factory settings (vocal, natural, powerful, super bass and flat) and the ability to make changes with the 3-band parametric equalizer, Easy EQ dials in optimal sound for every type of music.

Pioneer’s line of in-car CD players starts at a suggested retail price of only $120. 

 

Pioneer’s Mobile Entertainment Division is the leading manufacturer of audio, video and information products for in-car use. Its focus is on the development of new digital technologies including audio video, navigation and satellite radio, while maintaining its strong heritage in products for car audio enthusiasts and competitors. The company markets its products under the Pioneer and Premier brand names.  When purchased from an authorized dealer, consumers receive a limited warranty for one year with Pioneer products and two years for Premier products.

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 leader in optical disc technology and a preeminent manufacturer of high-performance audio, video, computer and cable equipment for the home, car and business markets.  The company focuses on four core business domains including DVD, display technologies, Digital Network Entertainment and components. Founded in 1938 in Tokyo, Pioneer Corporation (NYSE:PIO) employs more than 36,000 people worldwide. Its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange.

2005 PIONEER SINGLE-CD PLAYERS

 

 

DEH-1700

DEH-2700

DEH-P3700MP

DEH-P4700MP

 

DEH-P6700MP

DEH-P7700MP

DEH-P80MP

DEH-P8600MP

DEH-P9600MP

Supertuner IIID

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Supertuner IIID+

Yes

Yes

Yes

Flap Face

Detachable

Detachable

Detachable

Flap Down

Flap Down

Flap Down

Motorized

Motorized

Motorized Dual Motion

Control

Electronic

Rotary

Rotary

Rotary

Rotary

7-Way Rotary Commander

7-Way Rotary Commander

Dual

Rotary

Rotary

Power

45 W x 4

45 W x 4

MOSFET 50

MOSFET 50

MOSFET 50

MOSFET 50

MOSFET 60

MOSFET 50

MOSFET 50

RCA Preouts

Single

Single

Dual

Dual

Dual

Triple

Triple

4 Volts

Triple

4 Volts

Triple

4 Volts

Display

Blue back LED

Multi-color LED

Multi-color LED

Multi-color LED

Blue OEL (124x 33 + 24x33)

Blue OEL (124x 33 + 24x33)

Blue OEL (152x 33)

Multi-color OEL (192x48)

Multi-color OEL (192x48)

Easy EQ

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

EEQ w/ EQ-EX

EEQ w/ EQ-EX

EEQ w/ EQ-EX

EEQ w/ DSP (w/ BurrBrown DAC)

EEQ w/ DSP (w/ BurrBrown DAC)

Remote Control

-

-

Card

Card

Card

10-Key Card Remote

10-Key Card Remote

10-Key Card Remote

10-Key Card Remote

MCD Control

-

-

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Sirius and XM Control

-

-

16-char. Display

16-char. Display

16-char. Display

16-char. Display

16-char. Display

16-char. Display

16-char. Display

Character Display

-

-

8 char.

8 char.

16 char.

16 char.

16 char.

16 char.

16 char.

Auto Scroll

-

-

>8

>8

>16

>16

>16

>16

>16

Wired Remote Input

-

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Crossover

-

-

-

-

2-Way

2-Way

2-Way

Independent

2-Way

Independent

2-Way

Auto EQ / Time Alignment

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Yes

Yes

Compressed Audio playback

-

-

MP3/WMA

MP3/WMA

MP3/WMA

iTunes AAC/ MP3/WMA

MP3/WMA

MP3/WMA

MP3/WMA

CD-R/RW

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

DualDisc Compatible

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

iPod Adapter Ready

-

-

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Disc Title Memory (48)

-

-

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Level Indicator

-

-

-

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Spectrum Analyzer

Spectrum Analyzer

Soft Key Operation

-

-

-

-

OEL

-

-

OEL

Enhanced OEL

Sub Display Output

-

-

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

CD-R PC-Link

-

-

-

-

-

-

Yes

Yes

Yes

Limited Warranty from Authorized Dealer

1 year

1 year

1 year

1 year

1 year

1 year

1 year

1 year

1 year

Suggested Retail Price

$120

$140

$170

$190

$250

$300

$440

$500

$600

Availability

Jan. 05

Jan. 05

Jan. 05

Jan. 05

Jan. 05

Jan. 05

Jan. 05

Mar. 04

Mar. 04

 

2005 PIONEER PREMIER SINGLE-CD PLAYERS

 

 

DEH-P470MP

 

DEH-P670MP

DEH-P770MP

DEH-P8MP

DEH-P860MP

DEH-P960MP

Supertuner IIID

Yes

Yes

Supertuner IIID+

Yes

Yes

Yes

Flap Face

Flap Down

Flap Down

Flap Down

Motorized

Motorized

Motorized Dual Motion

Control

Rotary

Rotary

7-Way Rotary Commander

7-Way Rotary Commander

Dual

Rotary

Rotary

Power

MOSFET 50

MOSFET 50

MOSFET 50

MOSFET 60

MOSFET 50

MOSFET 50

RCA Preouts

Dual

Dual

4 Volts

Triple

4 Volts

Triple

6.5 Volts

Triple

6.5 Volts

Triple

6.5 Volts

Display

Multi-color LED

Blue OEL (124x 33 + 24x33)

Blue OEL (124x 33 + 24x33)

Blue OEL (152x 33)

Multi-color OEL (192x48)

Multi-color OEL (192x48)

Easy EQ

Yes

EEQ w/ EQ-EX

EEQ w/ EQ-EX

EEQ w/ EQ-EX

EEQ w/ DSP (w/ BurrBrown DAC)

EEQ w/ DSP (w/ BurrBrown DAC)

Remote Control

Card

Card

10-Key Card Remote

10-Key Card Remote

10-Key Card Remote

10-Key Card Remote

MCD Control

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Sirius and XM Control

16-char. display

16-char. Display

16-char. display

16-char. display

16-char. display

16-char. display

Character Display

8 char.

16 char.

16 char.

16 char.

16 char.

16 char.

Auto Scroll

>8

>16

>16

>16

>16

>16

Wired Remote Input

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Crossover

2-Way

2-Way

2-Way

2-Way

Independent

2-Way

Independent

2-Way

Auto EQ / Time Alignment

-

-

-

-

Yes

Yes

Compressed Audio playback

MP3/WMA

MP3/WMA

iTunes AAC/ MP3/WMA

MP3/WMA

MP3/WMA

MP3/WMA

CD-R/RW

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

DualDisc Compatible

-

-

-

-

-

-

iPod Adapter Ready

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Disc Title Memory (48)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Level Indicator

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Spectrum Analyzer

Spectrum Analyzer

Soft Key Operation

-

OEL

-

-

OEL

Enhanced OEL

Sub Display Output

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

CD-R PC-Link

-

-

-

Yes

Yes

Yes

Limited Warranty from Authorized Dealer

2 Years

2 Years

2 Years

2 Years

2 Years

2 Years

Suggested Retail Price

$200

$260

$310

$450

$520

$620

Availability

Jan. 05

Jan. 05

Jan. 05

Jan. 05

Mar. 04

Mar. 04

 

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