Pioneer announced its new 2015 line of aftermarket in-dash multimedia DVD receivers with many high-tech features geared for smartphone owners with Bluetooth for audio streaming, Wideband Speech (HFP 1.6), Music Library Browsing over Bluetooth, and Siri Eyes Free.
Along with DVD/CD media playback the systems feature, audio enhancements MirrorLink, MIXTRAX, Pandora station creation, and USB connectivity.
The lineup includes f AVH-X1700S, AVH-X2700BS, AVH-X3700BHS, AVH-X4700BS, and AVH-X5700BHS double-DIN receivers and AVH-X6700DVD and AVH-X7700BT single-DIN receivers that offer:
- Auto Pairing when there is a USB connection with iPhones.
- HPF 1.6 / Bluetooth Wideband Speech – Hands Free Profile (HFP) 1.6 increases the frequency bandwidth and doubles the sampling frequency to produce better sound quality for phone conversations.
- MirrorLink (All Models) – All new DVD models are MirrorLink, ready for direct connection using the CD-MU200 ($30 SRP) USB to MHL cable or the cable that is included with MirrorLink compatible smartphones.
- Music Library Browsing over Bluetooth (AVRCP 1.4) – Album content can be searched wirelessly over Bluetooth for playlists, artists, songs, and genres.
- USB Connections – When connected to an iPhone, iPod, portable USB drive or compatible Android device via the USB port, users can use basic controls (Play/Pause/FF/Rev/Random/Repeat) and display of track, artist and album information.
- Dual Camera Connections – (AVH-X3700BHS and AVH-X5700BHS). The first input is dedicated for a backup camera, the parking assist lines are activated when the vehicle is shifted into reverse. The second input can be used for another camera.
- Some models feature HD radio or Sirius radio.
- MIXTRAX virtual DJ technology transforms a music library into a nonstop playlist that delivers a unique DJ-infused listening experience.
The new models inherit the same interface for graphic EQ, crossover setting, and phone menu found in Pioneer’s powerful NEX receivers with larger fonts. The double-DIN modes have either a 6.2 or 7-inch WVGA touchscreen display.
Pioneer’s multimedia DVD receivers are now available with suggested prices of $280 (AVH-X1700S), $330 (AVH-X2700BS), $380 (AVH-X3700BHS), $430 (AVH-X4700BS), $480 (AVH-X5700BHS), $450 (AVH-X6700DVD) and $500 (AVH-X7700BT).