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Go beyond the ordinary with the new Pioneer Multimedia Receivers

Pioneer Electronics AsiaCentre Pte. Ltd. – 7 October, 2015 – Pioneer Electronics AsiaCentre, a leader in aftermarket car audio, today launched its 2016 multimedia and TV receivers, bringing FLAC lossless audio support, Spotify and other exciting features to connected car entertainment.
Eight new multimedia receivers are available in different form factors and screen sizes: Under the double-DIN category are the AVH-X5850BT and AVH-X4850DVD boasting a massive 7-inch display, while the AVH-X2850BT, AVH-X1850DVD, AVH-285BT and AVH-185DVD come with a 6.2-inch screen. The 1-DIN AVH-X7850BT and AVH-X6850BT, on the other hand, pack a space-saving design using a retractable slide-out 7-inch screen. All these models are also compatible with the latest GEX-2850DVB2 Dual Diversity DVB-T2 TV receiver.

“Online music and digital TV broadcasts are now becoming widely available, including lossless audio formats like FLAC, which is highly sought after by audiophiles. Our new Pioneer multimedia receivers have been developed to leverage this trend, providing a seamless in-car entertainment experience that is both intuitive and immersive,” said Mr. Isao Nomura, Deputy General Manager of Business Planning and Marketing Division, Pioneer Electronics AsiaCentre.


The following key enhancements are available for the 2016 models:


FLAC lossless audio support[1] lets both drivers and passengers enjoy higher-quality music playback[2], which is sonically superior compared with MP3 and CDs. Not only can FLAC retain all the nuances and dynamism of an original studio recording, it also packs a significantly higher resolution for enhanced clarity – at up to 24-bit/48KHz for the 2016 Pioneer multimedia receivers.

In terms of file size, FLAC is 50% to 60% smaller than uncompressed WAV files, allowing more songs to be fitted into the same USB storage devices and smartphones.



A ubiquitous USB (iOS) or Bluetooth (Android) connection is all that is required for Spotify to work with compatible smartphones on Pioneer’s new 2016 multimedia receivers[3]. Once connected, users in Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines can access over 30 million songs on Spotify[4]; users can conveniently browse, search and select songs directly from either the receiver or phone.



Now equipped with an improved ClearType resistive touchscreen promising better visual quality, users will be able to operate the head unit, play movies or navigate effortlessly and clearly at most viewing angles and under bright daylight conditions. As part of the overall screen upgrade, the wallpaper has been updated with refreshingly new graphics as well.



Steering wheel control[5] module lets drivers safely operate the receiver, including answering phone calls, without taking their hands off the steering wheel. What’s more, holding the onboard mute button can further activate a nifty voice recognition function.




[1] Only for AVH-X5850BT, AVH-X4850DVD, AVH-X2850BT, AVH-X1850DVD, AVH-X7850BT and AVH-X6850DVD

[2] Only for files stored in USB thumb drive.

[3] Only for AVH-X5850BT, AVH-X4850DVD, AVH-X2850BT, AVH-X1850DVD, AVH-X7850BT and AVH-X6850DVD


[5]Only for AVH-X5850BT, AVH-X4850DVD, AVH-X2850BT, AVH-X1850DVD, AVH-X7850BT and AVH-X6850DVD



Never miss a TV show with the latest GEX-2850DVB2[1] TV receiver, powered by a dual-diversity chipset for stable reception over a longer distance and at high speed, successfully tested by Pioneer at a range of up to 80km from the broadcasting station in a car travelling at around 140km/h.[2]

The GEX-2850DVB2 Dual Diversity DVB-T2 TV Receiver can also directly record TV programmes to a USB storage device, and is controllable using the receiver’s touchscreen for truly stress-free and smooth operations.



The following are more innovative features of Pioneer receivers to take full advantage of the latest smartphones:


  • AppRadio Mode and AppRadioLIVE[3] – Pioneer’s free application to view and control third-party utilities, navigational aids and social networks installed on iOS and Android smartphones, utilising the receiver’s touchscreen. AppRadio Mode is also compatible with AppRadioLIVE, which aggregates maps, music, news and events into four interactive quadrants on screen.


Moreover, car owners can conveniently connect their smartphones to the receivers using a regular USB cable, eliminating costly and complicated setups previously required. Additional cabling options are also available.[4]


  • MIXTRAX – Pioneer’s revolutionary MIXTRAX®[5] virtual DJ technology transforms 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. To truly recreate a club experience, users can also set the illumination and display to pulsate and change colour, according to the tempo and intensity of the music.


  • Comprehensive Bluetooth functions – All Bluetooth-enabled Pioneer receivers feature Two-Phone Bluetooth Pairing capability, allowing up to two phones to be connected simultaneously for hands-free voice calls. With Wireless Audio Browsing[6], drivers can also search their music library via the head unit display without touching their iOS and Android smartphone[7], providing greater user convenience and a safer drive.


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The new 2016 Pioneer Multimedia and TV Receivers will be available at Pioneer authorised dealers from November 2015.

*Product availability varies by country. Please refer to table below or contact your nearest country’s Pioneer office for more information.

Country Models Available Contact Person
Singapore AVH-X5850BT, AVH-X4850DVD, AVH-X2850BT, AVH-X1850DVD, AVH-X7850BT, AVH-285BT, AVH-185DVD, GEX-2850DVB2 Charlotte Tan

(65)6603 9008

Malaysia AVH-X5850BT, AVH-X4850DVD, AVH-X2850BT, AVH-X1850DVD, AVH-X7850BT , AVH-X6850DVD, AVH-285BT, AVH-185DVD Ryan Lee

(03) 2697 2920

Philippines AVH-X5850BT, AVH-X4850DVD, AVH-X2850BT, AVH-X1850DVD, AVH-285BT, AVH-185DVD, Gina Cercado

(63) 2 8526706

Vietnam AVH-X5850BT,  AVH-X1850DVD, AVH-285BT, AVH-185DVD, Mr. Duc

(84) 8 35162870*(306)


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 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.

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

iv.         Pioneer Multimedia Receivers are for selected Android smartphones only. Compatibility varies by Android smartphone. Please check with local Pioneer authorised dealers for more information.

v.         PIONEER and MIXTRAX are registered trademarks of Pioneer Corporation.

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

vii.         Android™ is a trademark of Google Inc.

viii.         iOS® is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. and other countries and is used under license.

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

x.         Spotify® is the registered trademark of the Spotify Group.

xi.         All other brand, 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


[1] The GEX-2850DVB2 is designed and built for usage in countries with compatible DVB-T and DVB-T2 broadcast.

[2] Actual performance varies and is dependent on a wide variety of external factors such as geographic location.

[3]Only for AVH-X5850BT, AVH-X4850DVD, AVH-X2850BT, AVH-X1850DVD, AVH-X7850BT and AVH-X6850DVD

[4] Pioneer CD-MU200 accessory cable for selected Android™ smartphones, and Pioneer CD-IU52 accessory cable for selected iPhone, each sold separately.

[5] Only for AVH-X5850BT, AVH-X4850DVD, AVH-X2850BT, AVH-X1850DVD, AVH-X7850BT and AVH-X6850DVD

[6]Available only for Pioneer receivers with built-in Bluetooth connectivity.

[7]Requires iOS and Android devices compatible with AVRCP version 1.5.