Pioneer Electronics announced its top-of-the-lines single-DIN, audiophile-grade DEH-80PRS in-dash CD receiver with superior componentry from Pioneer’s Stage 4 ultra high-end car listening system, bringing superior sound quality to a broader range of consumers and vehicles.
The DEH-80PRS CD receiver offers many of the most popular convenience and connectivity features such as Customizable Illumination; Dual USB ports for iPhone, iPod and other USB devices; Built-in Bluetooth; large 3-line LCD display; Flip-down face and more. From a pure performance perspective, the DEH-80PRS utilizes audiophile grade design and components throughout its design.
- Independent left and right 16-band digital equalization, providing up to 12 dB of boost or cut, allowing pin-point adjustment within the audible frequency range.
- Digital crossover network for the three sets of 5-Volt RCA outputs. The crossover network can be configured as a front stage only (3-way), providing high-pass, band-pass midrange and low-pass subwoofer frequency filtering or as a more conventional high-pass front, high-pass rear and low-pass subwoofer filter with front to rear fading capability.
- Digital time alignment that allows each speaker’s output to be synchronized to that of the furthest speaker in the system. In the automotive environment where the listener is always seated closer to either the left or right speakers, this technology is critical to achieve a more realistic staging and stereo imaging effect.
- Three 24-bit Burr-Brown digital-to-analog (D/A) converters, each responsible for each pair of RCA pre-amplifier outputs.
- Advanced users can make all adjustments manually or simply let the automatic EQ/time alignment feature and included calibrated microphone create optimized settings with the touch of a button.
Price and Availability
The Pioneer DEH-80PRS will be available in April 2012 for $350.
“Our Stage 4 products are designed and built for a singular purpose, to obtain a level of music reproduction in the car that is rarely achieved by even the finest home audio systems,” said Ted Cardenas, director of marketing for the car electronics division of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “Our goal when designing these two products was to produce the same level of musicality and listening enjoyment with products that are more accessible with regard to both pricing and installation flexibility. To achieve this, we combined trickle-down engineering from the Stage 4 products with innovative new solutions and technology.”