Pioneer Home Audio Video Receivers Ready for Smartphone Integration and Expanded Entertainment

Four New Models Offer Smartphone Connectivity for Increased Access and Simplified Control of Entertainment Content

As today’s advanced smartphones continue to become essential components of the home entertainment experience, Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. is making integration of these devices easy and convenient. Pioneer’s latest 2013 audio video receiver lineup, the VSX-523 and VSX-823 5.1-channel, VSX-1023 7.1-channel, and VSX-1123 7.2-channel receivers, are designed to support today’s connected lifestyle, compatible with the two most popular smartphone OS platforms for expanded access to music streaming options and improved control of features and functionality. The new models also enhance traditional home theater features including expanded high resolution audio file playback, multiple HDMI connections including a dedicated second zone HDMI output, 4K Ultra HD compatibility, Pioneer’s proprietary ControlApp and iControlAV2013 App, and more.

“The smartphone is not only a powerful device while on the go, but it’s also widely used as a source for entertainment in the home, which is why Pioneer is so committed to providing products with the broadest smartphone connectivity,” said Chris Walker, director of AV product planning and marketing for the Home Electronics Division of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “Whether it’s the newest iPhone or the next generation of Android smartphone, our new receivers are ready to connect to those devices.”

Smartphone Connectivity

The flagship VSX-1123 also features Pioneer’s AVNavigator (now available for the Mac), an interactive owner’s manual that provides a linked two-way interactive manual, giving users a quick way to learn about all of the new features of the AV receiver (i.e. that a push of the ALC button on the front of the receiver will take the user directly to the portion of the manual that explains the Automatic Level Control feature).

Expanded Audio and Video Playback

The new Pioneer receivers will be available at authorized Pioneer retailers in March with suggested retail prices of $279 (VSX-523), $429 (VSX-823), $529 (VSX-1023) and $629 (VSX-1123).

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 and is celebrating 75 years of innovation in the consumer electronics industry.

1This feature currently not available in ControlApp for Android.
2iControlAV2013 coming soon in Google Play.
3HTC Connect is defined as interoperability testing of music streaming performed between compatible smartphones and Home AV products using the HTC Connect Music Application. Third party music applications, meaning apps other than the HTC Connect-compatible smartphone’s native music player, may not work with HTC Connect.
4AirPlay requires iTunes 10.1 or later and iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS4.2 or later. A home Wi-Fi network is required.

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