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The new Pioneer A-series AVH-A205BT and AVH-A105DVD offer modern connectivity options and crisp touchscreen displays without breaking the bank.

01 Mar 2018


Having driven numerous new cars as an automotive journalist, I have become accustomed to the convenience offered by modern infotainment systems, which include high-resolution touchscreen displays and smartphone connectivity.

The Pioneer AVH-A205BT supports USB, AUX and Bluetooth connectivity
It's hard to imagine driving a car that doesn't allow me to plug in my phone, whether for charging or for accessing my iTunes playlists. But in reality, a majority of the older cars in Singapore aren't equipped to do so.

Thankfully, Pioneer, a leader in aftermarket car audio systems, has the solution for that. The company has long been a staple for audiophiles looking to improve the audio systems in their cars, and is constantly engineering new and improved products that won't break the bank.

The latest of which are its latest A-series car multimedia receivers, the AVH-A205BT and AVH-A105DVD that provide drivers with greater value and highly sought-after features, all in a user-friendly and stylish package.

Connectivity and convenience at your fingertips

The AVH-A205BT and AVH-A105DVD are double-din DVD multimedia AV receivers with 6.2-inch Bluetooth-enabled (only for AVH-A205BT) WVGA touchscreen displays and direct control for your iPod or iPhone. They support playback of DVD, CD and USB files as well as videos that are in MPEG 1, 2, 4, AVI and DivX formats.

With its latest A-series duo, Pioneer's aim is for more intuitive and hassle-free usage. If you've chosen the AVH-A105DVD, which doesn't support Bluetooth connectivity, you can also do so simply via an AUX or USB cable. And that's where their differences end.

Although not Bluetooth-enabled, the Pioneer AVH-A105DVD supports MPEG 1, 2, 4, AVI and DivX videos
For compatibility with other devices for USB, both the AVH-A205BT and AVH-A105DVD support the ubiquitous Media Transfer Protocol.

But if you don't have a cable on hand, you can also very easily toggle between Bluetooth sources at the press of an onscreen icon with the AVH-A205BT, for up to three compatible smartphones.

And those who enjoy customising settings will appreciate the AVH-A205BT and AVH-A105DVD's truly versatile 13-band graphic equaliser. Combined with advanced settings such as crossover and time alignment, they offer added flexibility to tailor the sound output to individual preferences.

Practicality with a touch of class

More importantly, they have been made more attractive thanks to user-selectable wallpapers, specially curated for this series and preloaded by Pioneer. The aforementioned displays, however, aren't all that the company has done for aesthetic appeal.

The AVH-A205BT and AVH-A105DVD are packaged in an updated prism design, which combines subtle blue backlighting and classy chrome accents that award them a chic and polished look.

Both models come with five background colours for the user interface and customisable RGB illumination
And for a touch of flare, Pioneer has added five background colours for the user interface and customisable RGB illumination, which were previously available only for its higher-end models.

Get with the times

For those who want more than just being able to listen to the radio during their drives, the new AVH-A205BT and AVH-A105DVD are compelling propositions that won't hurt your finances.

The suggested retail prices of the AVH-A205BT and AVH-A105DVD are $499 and $449, respectively. Visit any of Pioneer's authorised dealers to have a look and you won't be disappointed.
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Pioneer AVH-A205BT Car AV

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Double-DIN DVD Multimedia AV Receiver with 6.2" WVGA Touchscreen Display, Built-in Bluetooth®, and Direct Control for iPod/iPhone.

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