Introducing Pioneer’s new 2016 car stereo range

Melsele, Belgium – August 10th, 2016 - Today, Pioneer announces its latest generation car stereo systems (DEH-X5900BT, DEH-4900DAB, DEH-3900BT, DEH-X2900UI and DEH-1900UB/UBG/UBB/UBA1) and Digital Media Players (MVH-390BT, MVH-290DAB, MVH-190UI and MVH-190UB). These new ranges include innovations like Pioneer Advanced Remote Control and Back Up Memory, while also offering features such as extensive smartphone connectivity, Bluetooth, DAB/DAB+ Digital Radio and Spotify. DEH models offer CD playback whilst the ‘mechafree’ MVH devices are catered for music lovers who prefer to use USB-sticks or their smartphones to stream audio into their vehicle.

Advanced Remote Control

Pioneer’s Advanced Remote Control (Pioneer ARC) app is an interesting novelty which converts the user’s iPhone or Android smartphone into a powerful touchscreen remote control, accessing the full potential of the new Pioneer car stereo systems2. Pioneer ARC enables the user to browse through their favourite music, switch audio sources (FM, DAB, Bluetooth Audio, etc), launch Spotify or other third-party apps and even customise illumination colours and enjoy advanced audio settings.

Delicate & Powerful sound

Thanks to the MOSFET 50W x 4 amplifier, built into all models, music will sound both delicate and powerful. Users can even connect subwoofers directly to their headunit without the need of external amplifiers, thanks to the capabilities of the MOSFET amplifier.

The DEH-X5900BT features advanced audio settings, such as a 13 band graphic EQ, Manual Time Alignment and 3-way Network Mode for the real audiophile amongst users whilst all other models feature a 8 band graphic EQ with all of the traditional benefits of Pioneer high quality audio.


DEH-X5900BT, DEH-3900BT and MVH-390BT are equipped with useful Bluetooth features, such as hands-free calling and wireless audio streaming. Siri Eyes Free is also included in these models for iPhone users.

Pioneer Bluetooth headunits also feature simultaneous connection of two phones and automatic phonebook transfer. Users can also store their favourite contacts from their phonebook onto the headunit pre-set buttons, for easy direct access. All Pioneer Bluetooth units are always supplied with an external Bluetooth microphone for enhanced phone call quality.


With Spotify, the music you love is never far away. Just connect your smartphone via USB or Bluetooth to comfortably browse your favourite playlists, albums, tracks and artists using the headunit controls. Spotify is compatible on Pioneer headunits for both Free and Premium Spotify users.

DAB/DAB+ Digital Radio4

On two of our new models, DEH-4900DAB and MVH-290DAB, users can enjoy the convenience and crystal-clear audio quality of noise-free digital radio with a built-in digital radio tuner. You get access to a wide range of DAB/DAB+ digital radio stations in your car, all over Europe. The Pioneer Time Shift function even allows you to pause and rewind live digital broadcasts. (Optional CA-AN-DAB.001 antenna required)

Back Up Memory

A highly practical novelty is the Back Up Memory function. This stores all settings, such as tuner pre-set stations, audio parameters, illumination preferences, etc... preventing the user from having to set up the headunit after the vehicle’s battery is disconnected.


The front USB port supports Android AOA 2.0 (Android Open Accessory Protocol 2.0), enabling users to stream audio apps from their Android devices both via Bluetooth and USB. Apple users will appreciate the iPod and iPhone Direct Control***, which makes it possible to search and select artists, albums and playlists, using the headunit’s control buttons. In order to make it easier to identify the USB input at night, the terminal is conveniently illuminated. Pioneer DEH-3900BT and DEH-X2900UI also feature Quick Charge for Android (CDP 1.5) which means Android smartphones can be charged quicker thanks to a 1.5A USB port.

The new MVH and DEH models will be available from Pioneer authorised dealers as from September 2016 onwards.



1The DEH-1900UBG is the same device as the DEH-1900UB, but has green illumination and a white LCD display. The DEH-1900UBB has red illumination and a blue display. The DEH-1900UBA has amber illumination and a white LCD display.

2 Pioneer ARC features are dependent on the Pioneer headunit itself.

3Not compatible on UB-models.

4Pioneer DAB/DAB+ Digital Radio products are Digital Radio Tick Mark approved.


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