Pioneer announced a new line of basic head units that don’t include CarPlay and Android Auto, which are shipping in a rolling launch this month.
A total of 17 head units are being offered, all with Pioneer’s Smart Sync app that lets you control the head unit from the smartphone, converting your phone into a larger user interface for the radio. Users can view album art, adjust tuning, listen to text messages, view a preferred navigation app and more.
The single or double DIN CD players or mechless digital audio players (without a CD) range in street price from $70 to $155.
Three Limited series models aimed at distribution through specialist retailers were on display last week at the MESA Summit in Denver, including the FH-S722BS double DIN CD receiver and the MVH-522BS mechless digital audio player plus the DEH-S6220BS single DIN CD player. All are SiriusXM capable with Spotify control and Pandora capability.
Pioneer is also expected to introduce a new AV/receiver next month with details to be announced.
New products for September are as follows
DEH-S4220BT $ 90.00
TS-A25S4 $ 80.00
TS-A30S4 $ 90.00