Pioneer Car Stereos Make Driving Fun Again with Integration to Portable Devices

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. today introduced new car audio systems that meet the growing demand for MP3 playback by allowing consumers to connect portable music players directly to their car stereos.  The new line of Pioneer and Premier® car stereos include six models with iPod Direct capability, eight with USB connectivity, and eight with Bluetooth® compatibility, four of which have Bluetooth direct.  The entire line is compatible with either XM® or SIRIUS® Satellite Radio.  Whether it’s a cellular phone, music player or USB flash memory, Pioneer is helping consumers integrate today’s technologies into their cars.    

“Americans want and need information and entertainment 24 hours a day.  As a result, the car has become as much of a hub for entertainment and communication as the home or office.  Pioneer is making that process easier for consumers with stereos that easily connect to portable music players, cell phones and even USB drives.  The result is a more connected and happier consumer,” said Larry Rougas, vice president of marketing and product planning for the mobile entertainment division of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. 

From the entry level to the flagship models, Pioneer and Premier single CD players have been cosmetically redesigned for improved in dash integration.  The headunits utilize rotary volume control, which offers ease of use and versatility to scroll through audio and function menus.  On the entry level models LED displays were used while mid and upper end models take advantage of Pioneer’s signature Organic EL display technology. 

For added convenience, a rotary commander is used in most Pioneer players to control 90 percent of the features and functions of the unit.  The rotary commander combines the operation of a rotary knob, joystick and button to control most audio and function features.   This is particularly helpful in swift retrieval of music files.    

Pioneer and Pioneer Premier in-car CD players include the following connectivity features:

  • USB Control - Pioneer’s DEH-P6900UB and Pioneer Premier DEH-P690UB have an input for the popular USB drives often utilized with computers.  A user can connect the USB drive itself or most portable music players and iPods with a USB connection directly to the car stereo for direct control without any special adapter.  Connected products are fully controlled by the Pioneer headunits at high speed including those that have iTunes DRM (Fairplay) and WMDRM content. 
  • iPod Direct Control - As the iPod continues to be the most popular compressed audio player in the market, Pioneer is bringing more iPod control capabilities into its headunits.  A total of six Pioneer and Premier headunits have built-in iPod Direct control, making it extremely fast to retrieve the music information from an iPod.  Models with this feature also include multi-line display for more music information displayed directly on the screen of the Pioneer stereos.   
  • BLUETOOTH® Wireless Technology – The DEH-P7900BT and Premier DEH-P790BT have built-in Bluetooth enabling hands-free cellular operation utilizing the speakers in the car and supplied microphone.     The car stereo headunit connects to as many as five Bluetooth-enabled cellular phones.   In featured units, the car stereo holds an entire phone book for voice activated phone calls, caller ID and hands-free operation. 
    • Audio Streaming – Bluetooth audio streaming allows users to transmit music wirelessly and control (play, stop, pause, track up/down/forward/rewind) Bluetooth enabled portable audio players through the Pioneer car stereo headunit using Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) and Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP).
  • Auxiliary Input – Integration of other portable devices is easy with built-in auxiliary inputs. Each unit features a mini-jack port for quick connection of any portable device allowing the user to hear content from a portable music player through the Pioneer stereo.
  • Satellite Radio Ready – Most of the CD players are XM and SIRIUS Satellite Radio ready, giving consumers a choice in service.  Access to more than 170 channels of music, sports and news are available with both services using an optional tuner and paid subscription.

Pioneer’s Mobile Entertainment Division is known for offering the kind of in-car products that make driving more enjoyable by offering high quality audio and video, advanced connectivity and ease-of-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 sound 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 electronic 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 and computer equipment for the home, car and business markets.  The company focuses on four core business domains including Blu-ray Disc and DVD, display technologies, navigation and Digital Network Entertainment.™


PIONEER is a registered trademark of Pioneer Corporation.
PREMIER is a registered trademark of Pioneer Corporation.
BLUETOOTH is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
IPOD is a registered trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.
XM is a registered trademark of XM Satellite Radio Inc.
SIRIUS is a registered trademark of Sirius Satellite Radio Inc.

 

 

 

DEH-1900MP

DEH-2900MP

DEH-P3900MP

DEH-P4900IB

 

DEH-P5900IB

DEH-P6900UB

DEH-P7900BT

DEH-P9800BT

Supertuner IIID

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Flap Face

Detachable

Detachable

Detachable

Flap Down

Flap Down

Motorized

Motorized

Motorized

Control

Rotary

Rotary

Rotary

Rotary

Rotary

Rotary

Rotary

Rotary

Power

MOSFET 50

MOSFET 50

MOSFET 50

MOSFET 50

MOSFET 50

MOSFET 50

MOSFET 50

MOSFET 50

RCA Preouts

Single

Single

Triple

Triple

5 Volts

Triple

5 Volts

Triple

5 Volts

Triple

5 Volts

Triple

5 Volts

Display

LED

LED

Large LED

OEL Segment

Blue Dot OEL (160 X 48)

Blue Dot OEL (160 X 48)

Blue Dot OEL (160 X 48)

Full Color (256 x 64)

Easy EQ

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

7-Band Graphic

7-Band Graphic

7-Band Graphic

EEQ w/ DSP Burr Brown 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

Yes

Sirius and XM Control

Yes

Yes

16-char. Display

16-char. Display

16-char. Display

16-char. Display

16-char.

Multi-line

16-char.

Multi-line

Character Display

8 Char.

8 char.

16 char.

2-line

16 char.

  2-line

16 char.

16 char.

16 char.

16 char.

Auto Scroll

-

-

>8

>8

>16

>16

>16

>16

Wired Remote Input

-

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Crossover

-

-

-

-

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

iTunes AAC/ MP3/WMA

iTunes AAC/ MP3/WMA

iTunes AAC/ MP3/WMA

iTunes AAC/ MP3/WMA

iTunes AAC/ MP3/WMA

CD-R/RW

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

iPod Adapter Ready

-

Yes

Yes

IPod Direct

IPod Direct

Yes

IPod Direct

Yes

USB Adapter Ready

-

-

-

Yes

Yes

USB Built-in

Yes

-

Bluetooth Adapter Ready

-

-

-

-

Yes

Yes

Built-in

Built-in

Built-in Auxiliary Input

Front

Front

Front

Rear

Rear

Rear

Rear

Rear

CD-R PC-Link

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Yes

Limited Warranty from Authorized Dealer

1 year

1 year

1 year

1 year

1 year

1 year

1 year

1 year

Suggested Price

$100

$120

$140

$180

$210

$260

$400

$550

Availability

Jan. 07

Jan. 07

Jan. 07

Jan. 07

Jan. 07

Feb. 07

Apr. 07

Current


 

DEH-P390MP

DEH-P490IB

 

DEH-P590IB

DEH-P690UB

DEH-P790BT

DEH-P980BT

Supertuner IIID

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Flap Face

Detachable

Flap Down

Flap Down

Motorized

Motorized

Motorized

Control

Rotary

Rotary

Rotary

Rotary

Rotary

Rotary

Power

MOSFET 50

MOSFET 50

MOSFET 50

MOSFET 50

MOSFET 50

MOSFET 50

RCA Preouts

Triple

Triple

5 Volts

Triple

5 Volts

Triple

5 Volts

Triple

5 Volts

Triple

5 Volts

Display

Large LED

OEL Segment

Blue Dot OEL (160 X 48)

Blue Dot OEL (160 X 48)

Blue Dot OEL (160 X 48)

Full Color (256 x 64)

Easy EQ

Yes

Yes

7-Band Graphic

7-Band Graphic

7-Band Graphic

EEQ w/ DSP Burr Brown 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.

Multi-line

16-char.

Multi-line

Character Display

16 char.

2-line

16 char.

  2-line

16 char.

16 char.

16 char.

16 char.

Auto Scroll

>8

>8

>16

>16

>16

>16

Wired Remote Input

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Crossover

-

-

2-Way

2-Way

Independent

2-Way

Independent

2-Way

Auto EQ / Time Alignment

-

-

-

-

Yes

Yes

Compressed Audio playback

iTunes AAC/ MP3/WMA

iTunes AAC/ MP3/WMA

iTunes AAC/ MP3/WMA

iTunes AAC/ MP3/WMA

iTunes AAC/ MP3/WMA

iTunes AAC/ MP3/WMA

CD-R/RW

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

iPod Adapter Ready

Yes

IPod Direct

IPod Direct

Yes

IPod Direct

Yes

USB Adapter Ready

-

Yes

Yes

USB Built-in

Yes

-

Bluetooth Adapter Ready

-

-

Yes

Yes

Built-in

Built-in

Built-in Auxiliary Input

Front

Rear

Rear

Rear

Rear

Rear

CD-R PC-Link

-

-

-

-

-

Yes

Limited Warranty from Authorized Dealer

1 year

1 year

1 year

1 year

1 year

1 year

Suggested Price

$140

$190

$220

$260

$400

$570

Availability

Jan. 07

Jan. 07

Jan. 07

Feb. 07

Apr. 07

Current