Pioneer to launch new Spotify, FLAC capable touchscreen head units

Pioneer to launch new Spotify, FLAC capable touchscreen head units image

Text: / Photos: Pioneer | posted October 09, 2015 15:41

Clearer video & sound await in the new line of Pioneer multimedia receivers

Pioneer will soon be introducing a new line of in-car touchscreen entertainment systems that feature improved smartphone integration along with better sound quality.

The company says eight new entertainment systems are available in different form and screen sizes. Under the double-DIN category are the AVH-X5850BT and AVH-X4850DVD boasting a massive 7-inch display, while the AVH-X2850BT, AVH-X1850DVD, AVH-285BT and AVH-185DVD come with a 6.2-inch screen. The 1-DIN AVH-X7850BT and AVH-X6850BT, on the other hand, pack a space-saving design using a retractable slide-out 7-inch screen.

“Online music and digital TV broadcasts are now becoming widely available, including lossless audio formats like FLAC, which is highly sought after by audiophiles. Our new Pioneer multimedia receivers have been developed to leverage this trend, providing a seamless in-car entertainment experience that is both intuitive and immersive,” said Isao Nomura, Deputy General Manager of Business Planning and Marketing Division, Pioneer Electronics Asia Center.

The other available audio head units by Pioneer

Key features present in the new receivers include: Spotify integration via USB or Bluetooth, wider and clearer touchscreen display and Free Looseless Audio Codec (FLAC) support that is said to deliver better sound quality than CDs.    

In addition, Pioneer apps such as AppRadio and MIXTRAX can also be used in tandem with the new entertainment system.

Models that will be sold in the Philippine market are the: AVH-X5850BT, AVH-X4850DVD, AVH-X2850BT, AVH-X1850DVD, AVH-285BT and the AVH-185DVD. Sales will commence by November 2015.