Pioneer Electronics today unveiled the first eight models of its 2014 lineup of in-dash CD receivers, the DEH-X6600BS, DEH-X6600BT, DEH-X5600HD, DEH-X4600BT, DEH-X3600S, DEH-X3600UI, DEH-X2600UI and FH-X500UI.
The new models offer Pioneer?s high sound quality combined with numerous smartphone-friendly features and technologies, including Siri Eyes Free for iPhone, simplified Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calling and audio streaming, enhanced Android music playback compatibility, and Pandora internet radio. Additional features like Pioneer?s exclusive MIXTRAX virtual DJ technology, integrated HD Radio, multi-line displays and customizable illumination provide greater listening and cosmetic flexibility to meet consumer demand.
The DEH-X6600BS, DEH-X6600BT and DEH-X4600BT offer Bluetooth capability for hands-free calling as well as music streaming. When used with a compatible iPhone, Pioneer receiver models incorporated with Bluetooth support Siri Eyes Free for a safer and more convenient smartphone experience. With Siri Eyes Free users can utilize the power of voice control to make calls, select and play music, hear and compose text messages, get mapping information, listen to notifications, and add reminders.
To simplify the Bluetooth pairing process with iPhone devices, both models feature Auto Pairing utilizing a physical USB connection. Users simply connect the iPhone to the Pioneer receiver using an iPhone to USB cable and the receiver automatically prompts the user to confirm pairing, eliminating the need to go through the wireless "searching for devices" process.
Both models can store pairing data for up to three phones with the ability to quickly pair/add a new phone using Pioneer?s Guest Mode feature. With Guest Mode, the receiver prompts the user to choose which of the three registered phones to replace if an attempt is made to connect a new device.
In addition to USB connectivity with iPhone and iPod devices, flash drives and thumb drives, the new 2014 CD models can be connected using the integrated USB port to Android devices that use the USB Media Transfer Protocol for music playback. This new compatibility enables basic controls (Play/Pause/FF/Rev/Random/Repeat) and the display of song/artist/album and time information when used with a compatible Android device.
The single CD receiver offerings are available with suggested retail prices starting at $90.