Pioneer singleDIN powerhouses
You don’t have to compromise on a superb car stereo system just because you have the fine taste to run a car with a traditional singleDIN radio slot. Thanks to Pioneer’s minimal, clean design philosophy you have the best of both function and form, without having to air-chisel a doubleDINsized hole in your dashboard. That said, even if you DO have a doubleDIN dash, you can still fit one of these – and fill the other slot with extra gauges or a phone slot!
Here’s our quick rundown on what’s hot in the current Pioneer range – allowing all of the functionality of a modern doubleDIN within the convenience of a singleDIN chassis. As always, the smartphone now dominates and improves in-car life, so connectivity is key to entertainment, navigation, audio and video.
Once hooked up with your Apple or Android device, there’s a whole new world of in-car possibilities and infotainment to explore...
A next-generation CD tuner with next-level performance, the DEHX7800DAB comes equipped with Bluetooth and USB compatibility and connects to both Apple and Android devices for seamless integration when making hands-free calls or streaming music via a 4G phone connection. High-end audio features, such as lossless FLAC compatibility, a 13-band Graphic EQ, 4x50 Watts MOSFET amplifier and Time Alignment make sure you’ll get the very best sound quality from any vehicle the unit is installed in. Don’t let that simple, conventional fascia and modest price fool you. This is packed with all of the modern tech to make a smart life even smarter. Price: £149
For entry-level smartphone connectivity and digital radio, this really is the best of both worlds. Think that just because you only have limited space and require a ‘normal’ stereo fascia it will be lacking in connectivity? Think again. The DEH-S410DAB car stereo lets you enjoy the convenience of digital radio, thanks to the integrated DAB/DAB+ Digital Radio tuner, while Auto DAB Tuning makes it very easy to use. For more music playback, you can play your favourite CDs or simply hook up your iPod, iPhone, or USB stick to the front USB or Aux-in. With iPod & iPhone Direct Control and Android connectivity, you will enjoy your favourite tracks in superior sound quality, whilst still being able to charge your phone battery. Price: £120