Pioneer is a multinational corporation based in Japan and focuses in digital entertainment goods. They have a whole line up of devices including CD/DVD players, home theatre systems, television sets etc.
Recently Pioneer has launched a series of six home based entertainment systems in India. It includes four audio video system-VSX -821-K, 521-K, 1021-K and 921-K, a blue ray player-BDP-440 and a DVD player DVD 3022-KV. These models are designed and developed with a view to couple it with an iphone or ipad. The entertainment units can be controlled via these devices. Pioneer aims these products for the next generation customers who has a taste for music and understand it. The devices are packed with applications like Airjam/icontrol AV2 and internet radio.
The four audio video systems have a working frequency range of between 20 Hz and 20 KHz. It offers a device impedance of 8 ohms. VSX-1021-K and 921-K models have 75W+75W power output in stereo and the other two models provide 65W+65W stereo power output. The maximum power output for the first 2 models are 160Wx7 channels and for the latter 2 is 150 W x 5 channel. The VSX-1021-K and 921-K models have 7 channel amplification and the rest two has 5 channel amplification. They all feature Direct energy type amplification. A FM tuner is also integrated into all the devices.
USB drive is absent in the VSX-521-K model. The higher end models are provided with advanced 9 band equalizer and HDMI up scaling. VSX-1021-K, VSX-921-K, VSX -821-K and VSX-521-K weigh 10,9,9,9.2 and 9.0 kg’s respectively. The first two models have 15+1 sound modes and the last two has 9+1 surround sound modes. Internet radio too is only provided in the top two models.
BDP-440 BLU-RAY player can play optical discs of the type CD’s, DVD’s and also BLU-RAY discs.Mp3 and WMA music formats are supported by the device. There is also an image viewer option in the device .Image files of the type JPEG can be viewed with it. It has DIVX support and has USB connectivity option. The device consists of an audio D/A converter of 192 kHz and can play HDMI files. Its video feature include deep color 36 bit version. The terminals available are USB ports in front and rear and also an optical digital audio output. It has dimensions of 435x90x252 mm and weighs 2.6 Kg. The power consumption of the device is 23W and during standby mode the power consumption is 0.3W.
The final device in the list is DVD-3022KV DVD player. This high definition DVD player can play most of the common optical discs including multilayered DVD’s. It packs in a D/A Converter of 96 KHz/24 bit. Its terminals include USB, Microphone jack, a HDMI terminal and the usual audio video output. There is also a coaxial digital output terminal. The device has a power consumption of 11W and can work from a power supply of 110-240V having 50/60Hz frequency. The device dimensions are 360x42x207/200 mm. It weighs in at about 1.2Kg. The prices of the gadgets are yet to be known.