Rich & Inviting
When you think of Pioneer Electronics, what comes to mind? If your first reaction is flat-panel televisions, Blu-ray Disc players or navigation products, you are not alone. But, actually, Pioneer is and always has been an audio company.
In fact, Pioneer Electronics started as a speaker company in 1938 and is rooted in a rich audio heritage that has produced first-of-its kind home entertainment and in-vehicle audio solutions, including innovations such as the first separate home stereo system and the renowned Supertuner®, the first high-sensitivity car stereo tuner to deliver radio reception with exceptional sound quality to the automobile. More than seven decades later, Pioneer continues to push the boundaries of audio reproduction, incorporating innovative technologies that benefit both the car and home listening environments.
Creating Immersive Audio Experiences
“We want consumers to emotionally connect to their favorite entertainment without having to think about the technology behind it,” said Dave Bales, manager of audio marketing and product planning, Home Entertainment Group at Pioneer Electronics. “And that stems from creating consumer electronic products that allow consumers to hear every nuance in a soundtrack to recreate the experience the original musician, television producer or other artist intended.”
That’s why Pioneer continues to integrate sound-enhancing technologies into both its home and in-vehicle entertainment products. The company has developed key innovative product features for portable media device connectivity, source volume balance, auto-equalization and Class D digital amplification.
Wild, Wild West of Compressed Audio
In a world where portable music is ubiquitous, Pioneer’s portable media playback and connectivity are second to none. Pioneer was one of the first manufacturers to develop products designed to seamlessly integrate with the Apple iPod, introducing connectivity for the car in 2004 that offered playback, control and charging through compatible in-vehicle single CD, audio/video and navigation products. In each of the following years, the company has continued to develop innovative iPod and iPhone solutions and has expanded connectivity throughout both the home and car product families.