Pioneer.eu: Pioneer introduces 5 new in-car multimedia stations designed to offer the widest multimedia possibilities. The top 4 models allow not just high-quality CD, DVD and video (DivX) playback, but connection to all portable sources, including iPod, iPhone, USB and SD (now with high capacity 32GB compatibility).
The AVH series consists of two single DIN models, AVH-6300BT and AVH-5300DVD (available in March), and three double DIN units, the AVH-P4300DVD, AVH-3300BT (available now) and AVH-2300DVD (also March). The AVH-6300BT, AVH-5300DVD and AVH-2300DVD feature a new tuner chipset, optimised for usage in cars with an active antenna.
All new models come equipped with clear graphical interfaces and large LCD touch screens to make communication and control simple while on the road. The compact 1-DIN AVH-6300BT and AVH-5300DVD units have a motorised display that folds out at the touch of a button, revealing a 7-inch touch screen that can easily be stowed away when not needed.
The same 7-inch (17,8 cm) touch screen can be found on the double DIN AVH-P4300DVD, whereas the AVH-3300BT and AVH-2300DVD feature a slightly smaller 5,8-inch (14,7 cm) touch screen. Customisable button illumination, personalised menus and a variety of background designs allow you to perfectly match your system to your car interior or mood.
With an integrated Parrot Bluetooth module, the AVH-6300BT and AVH-3300BT are hands-free communication capable. Bluetooth is also available on the AVH-P4300DVD with the addition of an optional Bluetooth adapter.
iPod/iPhone Direct Control lets you control your portable device directly from your AVH headunit: all the content stored on the digital media player becomes accessible via an intuitive user interface. With Quicklinks you can jump to your source menu or songs, artists and albums lists with one touch of the screen. Simply sliding a finger over the screen to browse through media lists or using ABC search to jump to the first letter of a song make it easy to navigate around the system.
The App Mode feature (which can only be accessed when the car is in park and the hand brake is fully engaged) lets you view a connected iPhone or iPod touch’s video content from Safari, YouTube and other select apps directly on the hi-res screen. Audio from these video sources and compatible apps can be heard through the vehicle’s speakers while driving.
Each unit features built-in connectivity to USB storage devices, SD memory cards, now both with high capacity 32GB compatibility (except for the AVH-2300DVD), and devices with mini-jack AV outputs for diverse media playback capabilities. Dual Zone technology in the top four models allows passengers to watch a DVD in the back of the car while the driver listens to music and navigation guidance in the front.
Audio output for the top 4 systems is enhanced by Pioneer’s MOSFET 50 W x 4 amplification, 4-Volt pre-amp outputs, High-Pass/Low-Pass crossovers for subwoofer integration and Pioneer’s Advanced Sound Retriever which restores the musical details lost in the creation of compressed music files.
With an 8-band Graphic Equaliser (GEQ) audio can be tuned to your personal taste, whereas an Auto Equaliser enables automatic tailoring of the sound to your car (optional microphone required). Additionally, the top 4 AVH series receivers feature Pioneer’s Sonic Center Control, which adjusts the timing of selected speakers to shift the sonic centre of the system to a specific area of the car.
The AVH-6300BT and AVH-5300DVD come with built-in anti-theft protection. Part of the face plate is detachable, leaving a blank panel in the dashboard which makes the unit useless to thieves.
All Pioneer’s 2011 AVH multimedia receivers are NavGate ready, allowing you to enhance your AV system with fast and precise navigation capabilities by connecting Pioneer’s AVIC-F220 NavGate upgrade unit.