Pioneer Introduces Four New Audio Video Receivers

New Models Offer Enhanced Network Capabilities for the Connected Consumer

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. today expanded its family of audio video receivers with four new Pioneer branded 5.1 and 7.1-channel audio video receivers. Pioneer’s 2012 receivers offer the connections and operability options consumers are accustomed to with their iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. According to a Nielsen Mobile Insights Report, 46 percent of U.S. consumers own smartphones1 and by 2015 it is predicted that 65 percent of the total U.S. population will own a smartphone or tablet or both2. Pioneer continues to embrace the growth of these popular devices by designing its home theater products to seamlessly integrate the music and entertainment capabilities of iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. The new video receivers, the VSX-522 ($249), VSX-822 ($379), VSX-1022 ($449) and the VSX-1122 ($599), will hit the streets with a variety of powerful feature sets that include Apple’s Airplay®, DLNA® 1.5, 3D HDMI connectivity, Internet radio, and more.

“Portable devices like smartphones and tablets are now primary sources for audio and video entertainment so it’s extremely important that consumers can easily incorporate them with our receivers,” said Chris Walker, director AV marketing and product planning for the home entertainment division of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “The new line of Pioneer receivers are the ideal home theater products for today’s consumers.”

It’s All About Being Connected
Pioneer’s 2012 receivers offer the connections and operability options consumers are accustomed to with their mobile devices, as well as access to high-quality audio regardless of source.

High-Quality Audio and Video to Please Any Enthusiast
Pioneer’s newest receivers provide consumers with a variety of features that enable high quality audio and video from any source.

The new models are designed with a new modern brushed finish to match any home theater and will be available at authorized Pioneer retailers in March 2012.

It all began with a passion for music that Pioneer founder Nozomu Matsumoto hoped to share with the world. He started Pioneer in 1938 as a specialty speaker company, building products out of his garage. Today, Pioneer’s Home Entertainment and Business Solutions Group continues Matsumoto's enthusiasm, developing award-winning audio and video home theater products including A/V receivers, Blu-ray Disc® and DVD players, and speakers. Long-standing partnerships and collaborations with the creative community have provided Pioneer unique insight in its quest to capture the purity of a movie or musical artist’s original vision into its broad range of home entertainment products. The company’s brands include Pioneer® and Elite®. More details can be found at

1Data taken from Nielsen “Q4 2011- Nielsen Mobile Insights Report,” December 2011
2Data taken from In-Stat research conducted in August, 2011
3Airplay requires iTunes 10.1 or later and iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with iOS 4.2 or later
4An optional wireless WiFi adapter from Pioneer (AS-WL300) is available to simplify the connection process for VSX-1122 users
5ControlApp and iControlAV2012 are compatible with iOS 4.3 and later

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PIONEER and the PIONEER logo are registered trademarks of Pioneer Corporation.
AirPlay, iPod, iPod touch, iPhone and iTunes are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. The AirPlay logo is a trademark of Apple, Inc.
DLNA, the DLNA Logo and DLNA CERTIFIED® are trademarks, service marks, or certification marks of the Digital Living Network Alliance.
vTuner is a registered trademark of Nothing Else Matters Software, Ltd.
Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.


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