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As we wrote a few days ago, Pioneer Electronics has introduced some new products and features into the Kenyan market to take your in-car entertainment a notch higher. Here are some additional features of the same.

In-depth sound personalization 
A 13-band equalizer will provide twice the number of adjustable frequencies than most car EQs, provides more precise sound tweaking. Meanwhile, a newly incorporated 3-way network mode can significantly enhance treble, vocal and bass separation for greater finesse, by seamlessly integrating a tweeter, mid-range driver, and woofer.

Hassle free tuning   
Pioneer ARC, the company’s do-it-all mobile application, has also been updated to take full advantage of the 13-band EQ and 3-way network mode. Version 2.2.0 now supports new EQ and advanced settings, like crossover and speaker levels, which can be easily customized via an intuitive “touch-and-slide” interface with zoom capability. A newly introduced fader/balance setting lets users tune both parameters effortlessly and concurrently. ARC also now supports third-party apps, such as Google Maps, Waze, Spotify, and YouTube, allowing users to access more content.

FLAC for studio quality music  
50% to 60% smaller than uncompressed WAV files, but without sacrificing the original sound quality, FLAC is the most popular lossless audio format favoured by music lovers and audiophiles. With 24-bit/96KHz FLAC support, drivers and their passengers can enjoy unadulterated tunes, touting the full dynamism and nuances of studio recordings.

Millions of readily available songs 
Spotify5 , currently available in Southeast Asian countries in the pipeline, maintains a massive library of over 30 million titles. Playback can also be conveniently controlled directly from the dashboard or a connected smartphone, leveraging USB (iOS) or Bluetooth (Android) connection.

Larger wide angle display 
The enhanced wide-view display is not only physically wider, but also provides increased clarity and situational awareness. The latter includes new artist, album and song icons, animated music EQ graphic and a Smartphone Link status icon.

USB quick charge for Android
DEH-X1953UB, DEH-X2950UI, DEH-X3950BT and DEH-X4950BT are equipped with a USB port that outputs up to 1.5 amperes, significantly reducing the time required to recharge the latest Android smartphones compared to most CD receivers.

Prism cut rotary volume control

An exclusive feature for the DEH-X2950UI and DEH-X4950BT, users can select their choice of colour to illuminate this dial to enhance the mood inside the car cabin, while its unique styling gives the head unit a premium look and feel.

Comprehensive Smartphone intergration  

Here are other notable innovations and key highlights:

MIXTRAX – Pioneer’s revolutionary MIXTRAX® virtual DJ technology designed to transform a music library into a nonstop DJ mix, inserting transitions and effects automatically to string together tunes from an iPhone, iPod or USB storage device. The dashboard’s illumination and display can also pulsate and change colour, according to the music tempo and intensity to recreate an invigorating club experience.
Comprehensive Bluetooth functions – Two-Phone Bluetooth Pairing enables up to two phones to be connected simultaneously for hands-free voice calls. With Wireless Audio Browsing, drivers can search their music library via the head unit display without touching the smartphone, providing greater user convenience and a safer drive.

The new 2017 Pioneer CD and Digital Media Receivers are now available at all Pioneer authorised dealers.

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