Pioneer's New Audio Receivers Go Big on Entertainment Experience and Value

SINGAPORE, BANGKOK and JAKARTA, Indonesia, Sept. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Pioneer Electronics Asia Centre, a leader in aftermarket connected car audio, today announced its latest 2018 audio receivers, created to deliver a greater entertainment experience, innovative features, and amazing value. With 13 models, led by the top-of-the-line DEH-S5050BT CD receiver, there is always a Pioneer solution to meet the diverse needs of today's drivers.

Completing the CD receiver family are the 1-DIN DEH-S4050BT, DEH-S2050UI, DEH-1053UB, DEH-S1052UB, DEH-S1050UB, as well as the DXT-S1069UB and DXT-S106UB bundled with speakers; and the 2-DIN FH-S705BT, 200mm FH-S506BT, and FH-S505BT. Pioneer has lined up the MVH-S305BT, and MVH-S105UI digital media receivers too.  

"Pioneer, as a trusted brand, has been a household name when it comes to car audio. We are truly passionate about sound and have a strong heritage of innovation. By applying the technologies and expertise Pioneer accumulated over the years, we are able to further refine the audio experience in the in-car environment," said Mr. Takao Chiba, Deputy General Manager of Business Planning and Marketing Division, Pioneer Electronics Asia Centre. "With our 2018 CD and multimedia receivers, we are making more powerful sound and seamless smartphone connectivity accessible even for budget-conscious car owners."


Here are the new features for the 2018 Pioneer audio receivers:


Bluetooth device management has been greatly simplified with the introduction of ARC Bluetooth Hub. Through Pioneer's ARC mobile application (app), users can effortlessly add and remove Bluetooth devices, toggle Bluetooth connection mode (wireless audio, hands-free calling or both), and select a different phone to access its library for music playback. 

ARC Bluetooth Hub's intuitive user interface
ARC Bluetooth Hub's intuitive user interface


Pioneer ARC
Pioneer ARC

Moreover, all Bluetooth-enabled audio receiver models now support up to 10 smartphones – double the previous number – so that everyone can be connected to the head unit, eliminating the need to constantly delete and pair devices due to limited slots. Initial loading time to retrieve a smartphone's phone contacts has also been significantly reduced by almost 95%, down from 180 seconds to 10 seconds for 1,000 entries.


Users can transform the DEH-S5050BT and FH-S705BT into a mobile karaoke machine in four simple steps. All they have to do is press and hold the Search key, connect a microphone (mic) to the auxiliary jack, select a soundtrack from digital sources like USB and Spotify, and increase the mic volume through the head unit's menu. Both inputs will be automatically mixed.


The DEH-S5050BT, DEH-S4050BT, FH-S705BT, FH-S506BT, FH-S505BT, and MVH-S305BT are equipped with a new Dynamic Bass Enhancer function, which can be conveniently activated via a dedicated button. Two levels of enhancements (high and low) provide unparalleled flexibility to complement different music genres, while the integrated Super Bass EQ and loudness control can also be used to customize the bass output. 


An upgraded 255-segment LCD screen puts users in full control by displaying more information, from displaying the time to showing the currently playing source. For Android smartphone users, Pioneer has added USB auto pairing through its ARC app, making connecting these phones even more seamless than ever. Meanwhile, compatibility for iPhone 5, 6 and 7 is further enhanced with iAP2 support and certification.

Other highlights and proprietary technologies include:

  • 13-band graphic equaliser
  • 96kHz/24-bit FLAC file playback
  • Spotify® music-streaming support
  • Advanced Sound Retriever®
  • MIXTRAX® DJ technology

These new Pioneer CD and digital media receivers are now available at Pioneer's authorised dealers. As actual product availability varies by country, please contact your local Pioneer office for more information.

High-res product images can be downloaded here:

For more updates on these products, please visit the Pioneer Car Entertainment Facebook page at

Additional notes:

       i.        Do not use your Pioneer system if doing so will divert your attention in any way from the safe operation of your vehicle. Always observe safe driving rules. In some countries, certain operations of devices while driving may be illegal. Where such regulations apply, they must be obeyed.

      ii.        Pioneer CD and Digital Media Receivers are compatible with selected Android and iPhone smartphones only.  

     iii.        Bluetooth® functionality requires a compatible Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone.

     iv.        Bluetooth features may not be supported by all compatible Bluetooth-enabled devices, and/or the functionality of such features may be limited in certain devices or by certain wireless carriers.

      v.        Pioneer does not guarantee compatibility with all USB mass storage devices, and assumes no responsibilities for any loss of data on media players, smartphones, or other devices while using the receiver.

     vi.        Notes on connecting Android smartphone with USB Type-C™ to Pioneer receiver - For audio and multimedia receivers featuring Android media playback and control via AOA and/or MTP, it is recommended that the audio or multimedia receiver is directly connected to the phone using only the CD-CU50, or a certified USB Type-A to USB Type-C™ cable (preferably under 1 m in length).

    vii.        Apple, iPhone is trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

    viii.        Android, and other marks are trademarks of Google Inc. The Android robot is reproduced or modified from work created and shared by Google and used according to terms described in the Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License.

     ix.        BLUETOOTH is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

      x.        SPOTIFY and the Spotify logo are among the registered trademarks of Spotify AB. Compatible mobile digital devices and premium subscription required, where available, see

     xi.        All other brands, product names, or logos may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

About Pioneer Electronics AsiaCentre (PAC) Pte. Ltd.

The regional headquarters of Pioneer Corporation since 1992, Pioneer's core business is in car audio visual. Pioneer aims to be a leading aftermarket manufacturer and supplier to leading car brands, providing comprehensive infotainment solutions for in-car, by developing next-generation devices and innovative cloud services for the growing connected car market. For more information, please visit

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