Pioneer To Ship 2013 Single CD/Radios This Month

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Pioneer announced at KnowledgeFest it will ship a line of six single CD/receivers for 2013 at the end of August with improved Android connections and iPhone voice control.

PioneerAll of the new CD radios now permit Android smartphone support through a USB connection so users can listen to music stored on the phone.

The two top line CD/radios also support the voice control that’s built into an iPhone.  Via Bluetooth, users can call a contact or select a playlist, song, artist, or album directly from the car radio using voice commands.  This feature is found on the DEH-X6500BT and FH-X700BT, which are the only two Bluetooth-enabled phones in the lineup, and carry suggested prices of $120 and $150 respectively.

Most of the new radios offer Pandora control and new larger displays.  The full line ranges from $70 to $150 in suggested price.

MIXTRAX (which takes the music from a smartphone and plays it back with added effects like a virtual DJ) is on several models starting with the DEH-X3500UI at $100.  HD Radio is built into the $120 DEH-X5500HD.

All but the leader radio also allows streaming of audio apps from an iPhone or iPod touch (that is USB-connected to the radio).

Here’s a chart showing the features of the full 2013 single CD line:

 

DEH-150MP

DEH-2500UI

DEH-X3500UI

DEH-X5500HD

DEH-X6500BT

 

FH-X700BT

Supertuner IIID

Yes / RDS

Yes/RDS

Yes/RDS

Yes/RDS

Yes/RDS

Yes/RDS

Power

MOSFET 50Wx4

MOSFET 50Wx4

MOSFET 50Wx4

MOSFET 50Wx4

MOSFET 50Wx4

MOSFET 50Wx4

RCA L/R Preouts

Single

Single

Dual

Dual

Dual

Dual

Display

12 char. Multi-segment LCD

12 char. Multi-segment LCD

Multi-line / Multi-segment LCD

Multi-line / Multi-segment LCD

Multi-line / Multi-segment LCD

Multi-line / Multi-segment LCD

Dual Zone Illumination

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Remote Control

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Wired Remote Input

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Smartphone Compatible

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

HD Radio Tuner

Yes

MIXTRAX

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

Yes

Compressed Audio playback

MP3/WMA

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

Bluetooth 

Yes

Yes

Built-in Auxiliary Input

Front

Front

Front

Front

Front

Front

Suggested Price

$70

$90

$100

$120

$130

$150

Availability

August

August

August

August

August

August

 

Source: Pioneer Electronics

 

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