Pioneer.eu: Pioneer has been presented with three highly respected awards by the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) – Europe’s premier consumer technology awards association. The KODO XW-NAC3 digital speaker system was named “European Sound Station 2010-2011”, the AVIC-F20BT was recognised as “European In-Car Navi-Media System 2010-2011” and the TS SW3001 was awarded “European In-Car Subwoofer 2010-2011”.
EISA is the largest editorial multimedia organisation in Europe, with a membership of 50 magazines drawn from 19 European countries. Every year a panel of judges selects outstanding products and technologies across a wide range of audiovisual product categories.
European Sound Station 2010-2011: Pioneer KODO XW-NAC3
Commenting on the KODO XW-NAC3 the EISA jury said: “This compact and well-designed gadget sports no less than two docks that accommodate both iPods and iPhones. With its special shuffle function you can mix the libraries from two combined iPod/iPhones for a whole night of exciting entertainment. The XW-NAC3 includes Bluetooth capability together with a technology called ’Sound Retriever AIR’ that attempts to restore much of the audio quality before compression and transmission. There’s also a USB input for playback of popular formats including MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, FLAC and LPCM. Furthermore, you can connect to thousands of internet radio channels from all over the world.”
European In-Car Navi-Media System 2010-2011: Pioneer AVIC-F20BT
The EISA judging panel commented: “The Pioneer AVIC-F20BT is the new star among the AV navigation systems. Its genuine navigation software and new 3D user interface combines best performance with easiest usability. It offers accurate and clear road guidance, multiple multimedia functions and Bluetooth connection. Pioneer’s ingenious NavGate Feeds system allows data uploads from computers and smartphones. AVIC-F20BT easily handles huge music collections stored on CD, DVD, iPod, USB or SD offering high-end audio and video quality without compromise. The unique Music Sphere function helps you find and play the only song you want from thousands you have stored, to listen to right now!”
European In-Car Subwoofer 2010-2011: Pioneer TS-SW3001
The TS-SW3001 was praised for offering all the power and performance of a superior system, with only using a fraction of the space. “Pioneer’s unique Air Suspension Excursion Control System, which enables the subwoofer’s damper to be replaced with a sealed pocket of air, allows for a drastic reduction in enclosure size.” Commenting on the TS-SW3001 the EISA jury said: “High quality bass is not only for those who are prepared to sacrifice space in their cars. This technologically advanced subwoofer from Pioneer sets not one but two records of compactness. Not only is the driver so slim that it takes very little space inside the enclosure, the enclosure itself can be made surprisingly small. A few liters of volume is enough for this 12’’ driver to deliver really powerful, audiophile bass in the car.”