There are many options for your next car stereo installation. With so many choices, it may be overwhelming for Boston drivers to pick the best radio for their cars. One brand to look towards is Pioneer car stereos, some of the most respected in the industry.
Pioneer first came into existence in 1938 as a radio and speaker repair shop in Tokyo. Over its long history, Pioneer has had its hand in helping create many innovative audio and display technologies. The company contributed to the development of cable TV, LaserDisc players, the automotive CD player, and the DVD, amongst other things.
The company’s also known for introducing removable faceplates in the late 80s. It was an easy way to deter would-be thieves from breaking into your vehicle to steal your radio. The feature is still found on Pioneer car audio receivers and receivers from other companies.
There is a wide assortment of Pioneer car radios, but here are some of our favorites.
Single-DIN Pioneer Car Stereo
The single-DIN form factor includes radios that are two inches tall. This form factor is most commonly found on cars without an infotainment system of their own. While radios strictly adhere to the opening size, some options include a pop-out screen that enables a large touchscreen while still confined to a single-DIN footprint.
The Pioneer DEH-S6200BS is a full-featured single-DIN car stereo. There is no shortage of connectivity features here. The radio is compatible with both Android and Apple smartphones, enabling seamless music playback. It also features Amazon Alexa compatibility, expanding its capabilities beyond just a simple radio and allowing you to use your voice to control music, check the weather, or control any smart devices in your home.
Along with these features, the S6200BS is fully compatible with Pandora, Spotify, and SiriusXM. If you still have your favorite music on a CD, no worries; this radio also comes with a CD player. You can also control the faceplate’s colors to better match your interior or mood.
Double-DIN Pioneer Car Stereo
As the name implies, the Double-DIN form factor is twice the space found in a single-DIN configuration. This means that the Pioneer car stereo can be four inches in height, opening up the possibility of placing a full-fledged touchscreen infotainment system in your car. Even if your vehicle has a single-DIN radio, installing a double-DIN radio may still be possible.
The AVIC-W8500NEX is a touchscreen Pioneer radio and one of the best Pioneer car stereos around. Considered the flagship model in the brand’s lineup, this radio comes with a crisp 6.95-inch touchscreen that hosts an intuitive and responsive user interface. If the default interface is not to your liking, the radio is compatible with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to allow for a more familiar interface. All your favorite streaming services, along with SiriusXM and HD Radio, are compatible with this unit, meaning there is no shortage of music options.
The system also comes with its own GPS for those times you don’t have your phone or don’t want to use your phone’s GPS. Another benefit of the large screen is the ability to watch videos and movies when the car’s parked. The large screen can also display your backup camera along with another camera, thanks to its two video hookups.
Install a Pioneer Car Stereo Today
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