Pioneer Offers 14 Ways to Get the Ultimate Audio Makeover for the Car

Pioneer’s Single CD Players Have Striking New Looks Combined with the Latest Technologies

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. today presented a line of Pioneer and Pioneer Premier single CD players that please the eyes and ears of car audio enthusiasts and novices alike.  Fourteen CD players, from the entry-level model to the flagship unit, were revamped for improved design, functionality and feature content, incorporating technologies such as organic electroluminescence (OEL) displays, rotary commander controls, MP3/WMA/AAC playback, XM and Sirius Satellite Radio capability, MOSFET50, Easy EQ, iPod controls and Bluetooth connectivity. 

 

“We’ve put a lot of emphasis on the style and functionality of each single CD player so it will make a dramatic difference in the looks of the dashboard and sounds of the vehicle,” said Larry Rougas, vice president of marketing and product planning for the mobile entertainment division of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.   “We’ve also added features that are essential to today’s consumers such as iPod controls, compressed audio playback and cell phone wireless technology.”

 

Based on consumer feedback about the popular rotary commander, Pioneer increased the number of single CD players with that feature.    Combined with the OEL technology, the rotary commander improves a consumer’s ability to access the many features of the single CD player.  With its joystick, button and rotary operation it’s easier than ever for a consumer to find the exact song or album they want to hear.   

 

Two single CD players, the DEH-P5800MP and the DEH-P580MP, were treated with red button illumination to match the interior of particular vehicles popular among many Gen-Y consumers.  The red illumination in contrast with Pioneer’s cool blue OEL display blends perfectly with vehicles that use red and blue interior and dash lighting of popular tuner vehicles.

 

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

 

  • Bluetooth and Hands-Free Operation – Available on the DEH-P9800BT and Pioneer Premier DEH-P980BT, Bluetooth wireless technology is built-in enabling a driver to connect to as many as five Bluetooth-enabled cellular phones for hands-free operation.  A microphone supplied with both units allows the user to answer and make phone calls directly from the car stereos.  Telephone conversations take place through the vehicle’s speaker system. 
  • Organic Electroluminescence Display – Organic EL display, first introduced by Pioneer in 1998, revolutionized display technology because of its extreme brightness, low current consumption and wide viewing angle.   Pioneer’s OEL technology is used in eight players, four with full-color, to produce unrivaled graphics for an easy to read display.  
  • Rotary Commanders – The rotary commander is a multi-functional knob that combines a joystick, button and rotary control for quick access to most audio and control functions.  Scrolling through music files from an iPod or MP3/WMA discs is fast and easy and a push of the rotary commander confirms the choice in command.  
  • 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.  Twelve 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.  Six players also supports iTunes playback used by the highly popular iPod players.
  • Auxiliary Input – Most of Pioneer’s 2006 single CD line-up includes a built-in auxiliary input making it easy to integrate popular portable devices. Portable devices with mini-jack ports connect directly to the back of the players allowing the user to hear their music content through the Pioneer stereo.
  • iPod® Ready – Along with an optional CD-IB100II iPod adapter, Pioneer’s car stereos provide full control of the highly popular iPod device through the IP-Bus connection.  Players with OEL panel can display multiple lines of information to show album, artist and song names.  Entry and mid level products with LED and LCD panels utilize 16-character displays with scrolling capability.   
  • Satellite Radio Ready – The new 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 using an optional tuner and paid subscription.
  • MOSFET50 –MOSFET 50 watts X 4 amplification gives consumers the power they desire in an aftermarket car stereo.
  • 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.
  • Multi-Language – Each unit provides users a choice of three languages: English, Spanish or French.

 

Pioneer’s line of in-car CD players starts at a suggested price of $100. 

 

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 and computer 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. 

 

 

2006 PIONEER SINGLE-CD PLAYERS

 

 

DEH-1800

DEH-2800MP

DEH-P3800MP

DEH-P4800MP

 

DEH-P5800MP

DEH-P6800MP

DEH-P7800MP

DEH-P9800BT

Supertuner IIID

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Flap Face

Detachable

Detachable

Detachable

Flap Down

Flap Down

Flap Down

Motorized

Motorized

Control

Electronic

Electronic

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

Dual

Dual

Dual

Triple

Triple

5 Volts

Triple

5 Volts

Display

Blue back LED

Blue back LED

Multi-color LED

Multi-color LED

Blue OEL (124x 33 + 24x33)

Blue OEL (124x 33 + 24x33)

Full Color (256 x 64)

Full Color (256 x 64)

Easy EQ

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

EEQ w/ DSP Burr Brown DAC

EEQ w/ DSP Burr Brown DAC

Remote Control

-

-

Card

Card

Card

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

-

8 char.

16 char.

16 char.

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

MP3/WMA

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

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Disc Title Memory (48)

-

-

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Built-in Auxiliary Input

-

-

-

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

CD-R PC-Link

-

-

-

-

-

-

Yes

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

$125

$150

$175

$200

$260

$420

$550

Availability

Jan. 06

Jan. 06

Jan. 06

Jan. 06

Jan. 06

Jan. 06

Apr. 06

Apr. 06

 

2006 PIONEER PREMIER SINGLE-CD PLAYERS

 

 

DEH-P480MP

DEH-P580MP

DEH-P680MP

DEH-P780MP

DEH-P980BT

Supertuner IIID

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Flap Face

Flap Down

Flap Down

Flap Down

Motorized

Motorized

Control

Rotary

Rotary

Rotary

Rotary

Rotary

Power

MOSFET 50

MOSFET 50

MOSFET 50

MOSFET 50

MOSFET 50

RCA Preouts

Dual

Dual

Triple

Triple

5 Volts

Triple

5 Volts

Display

Multi-color LED

Blue OEL (124x 33 + 24x33)

Blue OEL (124x 33 + 24x33)

Full Color (256 x 64)

Full Color (256 x 64)

Easy EQ

Yes

Yes

Yes

EEQ w/ DSP Burr Brown DAC

EEQ w/ DSP Burr Brown DAC

Remote Control

Card

Card

10-key Card Remote

10-key Card Remote

10-key Card Remote

MCD Control

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Sirius and XM Control

16-char. Display

16-char. Display

16-char. Display

16-char.

Multi-line

16-char.

Multi-line

Character Display

16 char.

16 char.

16 char.

16 char.

16 char.

Auto Scroll

>8

>16

>16

>16

>16

Wired Remote Input

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

CD-R/RW

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

iPod Adapter Ready

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Disc Title Memory (48)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Built-in Auxiliary Input

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

CD-R PC-Link

-

-

-

Yes

Yes

Limited Warranty from Authorized Dealer

2 year

2 year

2 year

2 year

2 year

Suggested Price

$180

$210

$270

$420

$570

Availability

Jan. 06

Jan. 06

Jan. 06

Apr. 06

Apr. 06

 

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