From Pioneer's flagship headphone Superior Club Sound series, new premium red color model (SE-MX9-R) will be released in late January.
Pioneer is going to release new stylish audio system - Stellanova - in late December. Stellanova is able to play back Hi-Res audio files (DSD 5.6MHz, PCM 192kHz/24bit) saved on iPhone, iPad and HDD wirelessly through the dedicated iPhone/iPad application.

Editor - October 21, 2014

To celebrate the 40th anniversary since Hello Kitty's birth, Pioneer is going to release 2 models of a Hello Kitty collaboration audio system on November 1.

Mini CD stereo system X-SMC01KT:
X-SMC01KT includes 2 different Hello Kitty panels to change the exterior design.

Pioneer is going to sell a portable BD/DVD/CD drive for Windows - BDR-XU03J - in late September.

It's currently the world's thinnest slot load Blue-ray Disk drive. The magnesium alloy chassis enables BDR-XU03J to have low noise and dust resistance.

BDR-XU03J supports recording and playing with BDXL disk and supports USB3.0.

Pioneer is going to release new flagship AV amplifier models SC-LX88 and SC-LX78 in late September.

Pioneer announced the release of "U-05", their first USB DAC with a headphone amplifier built-in. It is scheduled to be out for 105,000 yen in late July.

USB DAC is a device to enhance sound quality of audio files on a computer.

U-05 features ESS's 8ch DAC "ES9016" installed on both the right and left sides. The circuit used is a discrete circuit. By driving them in parallel, it reduces noise considerably.


Pioneer is currently developing a see-through projection system, which projects an image from behind onto a transmissive transparent display.

The brightness and transmittance levels are higher than when using a transmissive LCD panel, and Pioneer expects it to be used as a new form of digital signage in storefront windows, combining video projection with traditional window dressing.

Yoriko Takahashi - September 27, 2013