Pioneer Provides Access to a World of Technology and Media Sources with New Single CD Receivers

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. today completed its line of feature-rich 2013 single CD receivers with the release of five new models. Designed to align with today’s consumer trends by bringing the connected lifestyle into the vehicle, the new models offer a suite convenient and entertainment features including Pioneer’s exclusive MIXTRAX™ virtual DJ technology, CD playback, USB connectivity, iPhone® certified connectivity, Pandora® internet radio connectivity and more. Several models also add Bluetooth®1 wireless connectivity, direct control of the SiriusXM® Vehicle Connect Tuner, and built-in HD Radio® Technology as well as enhanced entertainment and sound quality options to complement consumers’ listening trends.

“Today consumers expect access to all their favorite music and media. From Internet, satellite and terrestrial radio to CDs, USB devices and portable media players, there are more options for bringing this content into the vehicle than ever before,” said Ted Cardenas, vice president of marketing for the Car Electronics Division of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “Our new CD receivers provide a variety of connectivity options to fit the consumer’s listening tastes, while also maintaining the sound quality and intelligent interface Pioneer products are known for.”

More music and entertainment options are packed into Pioneer’s new CD receivers, a first to market feature.

Pioneer’s lineup integrates compatibility with many of today’s most popular smartphones to match consumer demand for continuous connectivity.

Pioneer’s new CD receiver models are designed with a new simplified menu structure for more intuitive operation and easy-to-navigate feature setup. Ultra-personalization of the CD receivers is possible using the dual zone illumination feature, providing more than 210,000 color display customization of the receiver to match the vehicle’s interior lighting or their mood. Illumination of the display and keys can be customized separately for countless color combinations.

For better sound quality and system flexibility, all new models feature three sets of high-volt (4V) RCA pre-outs for connection to aftermarket or OEM external amplifiers.

Pioneer’s high-end single CD receivers will be available in November 2012 with suggested retail prices of $150 (DEH-X7500S), $170 (DEH-X7500HD), $190 (DEH-X8500BS), $210 (DEH-X8500BH) and $260 (DEH-X9500BHS).

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Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif., and its U.S. Web address is Its parent company, Pioneer Corporation, is a preeminent manufacturer of high-performance audio, video and computer equipment for the home, car and business markets.

Do not use your Pioneer system if doing so will divert your attention in any way from the safe operation of your vehicle. Always observe safe driving rules. In some states certain operations of devices while driving may be illegal. Where such regulations apply, they must be obeyed.

1Bluetooth functionality requires a compatible Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone. Certain Bluetooth features may not be supported by all compatible Bluetooth-enabled devices, and/or the functionality of such features may be limited in certain devices or by certain wireless carriers.

2Not every USB device is compatible with a Pioneer head unit containing a USB port. Pioneer head units containing a USB port are compatible with USB MSC (Mass Storage Class) devices only, and are not compatible with DRM (Digital Rights Management) content or MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) connection devices. For size and other limitations, please see Owner’s Manual. Unauthorized copying of music or other files is strictly prohibited. Optional USB extension cable is available for use with front USB ports.

PIONEER, MIXTRAX and APP MODE are registered trademarks of Pioneer Corporation.
BLUETOOTH is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
iPOD, iPOD touch, iPHONE and iTUNES are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.
ANDROID is a trademark of Google Inc.
PANDORA is a registered trademark of Pandora Media, Inc.
HD Radio is a proprietary trademark of iBiquity Digital Corporation.
Sirius, XM, SiriusXM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc. and its subsidiaries.

2013 Pioneer CD Receivers

  DEH-X7500S DEH-X7500HD DEH-X8500BS DEH-X8500BH DEH-X9500BHS
Supertuner IIID Yes/RDS Yes/RDS Yes/RDS Yes/RDS Yes/RDS
RCA L/R Preouts Three (4V) Three (4V) Three (4V) Three (4V) Three (4V)
Display 3-Line
Full-Dot LCD
Full-Dot LCD
Full-Dot LCD
Full-Dot LCD
Full-Dot LCD
Dual Zone Illumination Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Remote Control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wired Remote Input Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Smartphone Compatible Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
HD Radio Tuner - Yes - Yes Yes
SiriusXM Ready Yes - Yes - Yes
MIXTRAX Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
AppMode Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pandora Ready Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Advanced Sound Retriever Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Compressed Audio Playback MP3/WMA MP3/WMA MP3/WMA MP3/WMA MP3/WMA
Android Music Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
iPod/iPhone Ready USB USB USB USB USB
USB Control (1 amp) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dual USB Parts
Bluetooth - - Yes Yes Yes
Built-in Auxiliary Input Front Front Front Front Front
Suggested Price $150 $170 $190 $210 $260
Availability November November November November November
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