Pioneer Car Stereos Keep Drivers on the Go with Enhanced Bluetooth Functionality, iPod and USB Connectivitiy and Excellent Sound Quality

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. today introduced twelve new single CD players that meet the growing consumers demand for on-the-go connectivity, fluid design and excellence in sound quality. The new line of Pioneer and Premier branded single CD players includes a mix of models with enhanced connectivity options as well as a revamped look and feel. The majority of players also boast Pioneer’s Advanced Sound Retriever (ASR), a patented technology that restores musical detail lost when compressed music files (MP3, WMA and AAC) are created. The result is a fuller, richer and more enjoyable listening experience during playback.

“Today’s consumers feel the need to stay connected, engaged and entertained with great quality audio. We’ve designed our new line of car stereos for just that – giving consumers various options to integrate portable devices with our products, whether it’s a Bluetooth cell phone, iPod or another music player, or even a USB storage device,” said Larry Rougas, vice president of marketing and product planning for the mobile business group of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “In addition to staying connected, we’re also focused on providing the best sound quality experience for consumers by creating technologies such as ASR, so the music they listen to sounds more like the original track recorded in the studio.”

Connectivity with popular audio players, such as iPods and other devices with USB connections, were enhanced in the entire line-up of Pioneer single CD players. Many of Pioneer’s new players include Rotary Commander functionality, which allows users to quickly and easily browse through music stored in certain portable music players (such as iPods*) and USB memory devices.** Pioneer also improved its iPod menu sequence for controlling an iPod through the Pioneer player -- the menu on the Pioneer player now follows the same structure as an iPod when searching for music. This function enables users to be brought back to the previous list menu when pushing the click-back feature, eliminating the need to start a music search from the top menu.

Pioneer further enhanced the iPod* interface with Alphabetical Speed Search, iPod Passenger Control and Link Search, making a Pioneer single CD player the preferred solution for controlling an iPod in-car. Here’s the low-down on these three enhancements:

• Alphabetical Speed Search allows the user to quickly scroll through long lists of artists, albums, and songs titles. The speed search can be performed by accessing its first letter in the title.
• iPod Passenger Control gives the option for passengers to browse and select music directly through the iPod player itself.
• Link Search let users view all the content by the currently playing artist (similar to the artist folder function on an iPod).

The entire lineup takes on a stylish, rich and elegant design with minimal buttons for an ultra-clean look in any dashboard. The use of minimal buttons was achieved with the advancement of the rotary commander, providing better and faster operation for all sources. In upper end models, the rotary commander was increased in size for an improved tactile feel and ease of use. The rotary commander is supported by Pioneer’s Organic Electroluminescence (OEL) display technology in mid- and upper- models for swift retrieval of music files and ease of use when scrolling through audio and function menus.

For late model vehicles where dashboards are outfitted with double DIN sized car stereos, Pioneer’s new flagship double DIN models, FH-P8000BT and FH-P800BT, provide a modern and “better than OEM” look and feel. Both units share a large segmented OEL three line display so users can clearly and easily see music and Bluetooth information.

Pioneer single CD players also include these additional key features:

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Pioneer’s Mobile Business Group 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 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 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.™

*Compatible with most iPods 3rd generation or later. See more details about compatibility on the website.
**Not all USB storage devices or contents are compatible with a USB-enabled Pioneer system, such as DRM content and MTP connection devices. See more details about compatibility on the website.
***Bluetooth functionality requires a Bluetooth-enabled Pioneer system and a compatible Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone. Some Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones may not be fully compatible with (and have full functionality with) a Bluetooth-enabled Pioneer system. See more details about compatibility on the website.

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.
HD Digital Radio is a registered trademark of iBiquity Digital Corporation.
XM is a registered trademark of XM Satellite Radio Inc.
SIRIUS is a registered trademark of Sirius Satellite Radio Inc.

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Larry Rougas VP of Marketing and Product Planning, Mobile Entertainment Division