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@CES: Pioneer’s AV Receivers With iPhone Certification

Las Vegas, NV — Pioneer unveiled a new line of AV receivers. The company’s VSX-519V, VSX-819H, VSX-919AH, and VSX-1019AH are some of the industry’s first to feature iPhone and iPod certification for enhanced compatibility to the millions of Apple mobile digital devices already sold.

In addition to simple ‘plug and play’ connectivity, Pioneer enhances the overall user experience with full color graphic user interfaces including album jacket art as well as multi-zone enjoyment of personal content from any iPod and iPhone when using select receiver models. Pioneer’s new line of AV receivers elevate the listening experience of compressed audio and lower-quality music files with proprietary sound quality enhancements designed to ensure a dynamic surround listening experience.

High definition fans will appreciate dynamic picture and sound reproduction capabilities that are a result of multiple engineering features in the new line, including HDMI repeaters that provide full video format capabilities such as Deep Color, x.v Color that deliver a wider gamut of hues and shades as well as Lip Sync function for synchronized audio and video playback.

“The prevalence of digital devices as primary entertainment sources for consumers is undeniable, but what has been missing is the capability of a high end home theater product that can drastically improve the quality of downloaded content directly from one’s cellular or other portable digital device,” said David Bales, marketing manager of audio products for the home entertainment division of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “With our four new Pioneer models, consumers have a comprehensive entertainment control center that brings their existing digital entertainment into the living room, and they can be confident it will continue to meet their emerging high resolution demands well into the future.”

Pioneer continues to integrate its Advanced Sound Retriever (ASR) and Auto Level Control (ALC) audio improvement technologies across all four new models to elevate the sound quality experience of compressed media beyond one’s earphones. In the VSX-919AH and VSX-1019AH models, engineers utilize updated versions of these features to deliver fuller, more natural surround sound across various content.

Pioneer’s ASR greatly enhances sound reproduction of iPhone, iPod and other portable media players as well as satellite radio devices by restoring the critical audio data that is often removed from a compressed audio file. When played back on a home theater system, audiences gain robust music that is near CD quality. The VSX-919AH and VSx-1019AH also feature ASR-multi, which restores compressed multi-channel legacy audio formats including Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1, often found on DVD movies and satellite or cable television programming.

To fulfill the high resolution demands of audiophiles, Pioneer’s top three models support Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD high resolution audio formats from Blu-ray Disc feature films. The VSX-919AH and VSX-1019AH models also incorporate proprietary Hybrid Amplifier Technology II (P.H.A.T.) to ensure powerful, high quality, multi-channel sound performance at greater efficiency levels.