Pioneer Corporation (パイオニア株式会社, Paionia Kabushiki-gaisha) commonly referred to as Pioneer, is a Japanese multinational corporation based in Tokyo, that specializes in digital entertainment products. The company was founded by Nozomu Matsumoto on January 1, 1938 in Tokyo as a radio and speaker repair shop. Its current president is Shiro Yahara.
Pioneer played a role in the development of interactive cable TV, the LaserDisc player, the first automotive Compact Disc player, the first detachable face car stereo, Supertuner technology, DVD and DVD recording, the first AV receiver with Dolby Digital, plasma display (with the last 2 years of plasma models being branded as Kuro, lauded for their outstanding black levels) and Organic LED display (OLED). The company works with optical disc and display technology and software products and is also a manufacturer. BMW, Volkswagen Group and Daimler AG of Germany jointly acquired a 3% ownership stake in Pioneer through a joint venture company called Here B.V. Most of Pioneer's shares are held by Mitsubishi.
In March 2010, Pioneer stopped producing televisions as announced on 12 February 2009. On June 25, 2009, Sharp Corporation agreed to form a joint venture on their optical business to be called Pioneer Digital Design and Manufacturing Corporation. In September 2014, Pioneer agreed to sell Pioneer Home Electronics (Home A/V) to Onkyo, and in March 2015, Pioneer sold its DJ equipment business division to KKR, which resulted in the establishment of Pioneer DJ as a separate entity, independent of Pioneer. In June 2021, Voxx International announced that it had finalized a licensing agreement with the Pioneer and Pioneer Elite brands "for all markets, except China" as part of their acquisition of Onkyo.

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    Pioneer AVIC-W8500NEX

    Sorry, my header could have been more specific. Anyway, I might be the only one, but I want to get rid of the large AV source window on the main screen. It's ridiculous, really. It covers much of the album title, artist, and currently playing track. And it so unnecessarily large. Can't...
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    Fitting aftermarket HU with no ACC position on ignition switch

    I have recently purchased a Pioneer sph-evo62dab-uni for my 2006 Audi A3 8p. Just realised this car does not have an ACC position on the ignition switch and the HU manual says this system will not work a car without this ACC position. Does anyone know a way around this through wiring changes...
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    pioneer headeunit wireless remote with a dedicated subwoofer volume control ?

    Can I find a pioneer headeunit wireless remote with a dedicated subwoofer volume control ?
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    Pioneer head unit ID

    First off, can anyone help identify the head unit in this picture? I just bought a used car and this is what came with it. Secondly, the screen either shows this background or nothing at all. No backup camera, no text, options, or anything. Any idea how to reset it other than pulling the...
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    Pioneer headunit skipping songs / changing screens on its own

    have a Pioneer AVH-W4500NEX headunit in my 2017 Focus ST. Besides the t-harness from idatalinks focus specific kit, it's connected with a idatalink maestro rr as well to maintain the steering wheel controls. All of a sudden one day it started restarting songs and/or skipping songs. Sometimes it...
  6. joevda

    Volkswagen Polo 2011 pioneer radio install

    Hello, I recently purchased a pioneer 2din radio with carplay thinking it wouldnt be too hard to install. Got a cheap iso adapter from the store, but when I plug it in, the 10A fuse breaks. Any advise?
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    Newbie Radio and Subwoofer install

    Hi, guys! Hope everyone’s well. I’ve recently brought a caddy (2007) (just for a work van). Radio needs abit of an update. Therefore I’ve decided to upgrade and add a potential subwoofer. Now I’m very green at all this and was looking for some pointers so that I don’t destroy anything! Radio...
  8. mlirog

    SPH-DA360DAB brightness issues

    Hi there, I just got my Pioneer SPH-DA360DAB for my 1999 BMW 530 ( aka pre-facelift BMW E39 ). I hope you all know that Pioneers have "day" and "night" display brightness mode for headunit. For some reason once i enable auto-detection for these modes, these modes jump back and forth every like...
  9. S

    Static noise comes from head unit, tried grounding rcas

    I was listening to music one day and after pausing it on my phone (i was using Bluetooth) there was a very present static, It has been working fine for the past few months. The static went away after I moved the head unit around but only for a few seconds. I tried grounding the rcas after...
  10. R

    Wire door/deck speakers to amp?

    Running 4 pioneer 6x8" (75w rms ea) (2) in my front doors and (2) in the back deck powered by a pioneer sphBT10 50w. I also built a board and placed (3) 6.5" prv's (100w rms ea) in my back seat (seats lay down for trunk access). When I had my prv's connected to a taramps ts400x4 4 ch amp, it was...
  11. ttrevorreese

    Pioneer AVH-W4500NEX: ASL & Rear View Camera Issues

    Hello, I have a Pioneer AVH-W4500NEX installed in a 2014 Volkswagen Jetta GLI. I previously had it installed in a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta before switching it, where it worked completely fine. However, after switching, there have been a couple issues that I have been unable to figure out. The...
  12. Ste

    Advice regarding steering wheel control setup with pioneer sph250dab

    My skoda fabia mk2 has no steering wheel controls built in so i bought this unit ( to add the function. I've connected it all up, i have the correct wiring loom that also includes the connects2 steering wheel adapter, to my pioneer...
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    Passender Verstärker zu Pioneer TS-A300B

    Hallo! Hat jemand eine Empfehlung welchen Verstärker ich mir für meinen Pioneer TS-A300B kaufen soll? Oder zumindest was für Specs er mindestens haben sollte. Ich kenne mich in dem Bereich nicht sehr gut aus. Vielen Dank im voraus!
  14. HnyBear

    Sync volumes Pioneer DMH-2660NEX

    How do I link the guidance and music volume so they raise and lower together? I have my guidance set to 22 which is fine while driving with my music volume at 16 usually. However when I turn the music down to like 6 the guidance volume is still at 22 which is far too loud when at a stop or early...
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    Looking for advice between Pioneer PRS D800 and Kenwood KAC M1814 for new install

    Hi all, first post here :) I have a pair of JBL stage 2 604C 6.5" component speakers (4ohm) with external crossovers to install in my saab front doors. Currently the system is just the stock HU, stock rear door speakers and some alpine 3.5s in the dash. Anyone have any experience with the...
  16. Ste

    Recommendations for external cd/dvd drive solution for meshless head unit?

    I bought a pioneer sph-da250dab a few months back. I didn't realise meshless meant "we can't be bothered to include a cd/dvd drive anymore" and most good head units with big screens are this way so there wasn't much choice. My unit has an external usb port. If really like to be able to listen...
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    [Pioneer MVH-S301BT] Constant metronome-like beeping while vehicle running.

    Hey all, sorry if this has been answered before but googling gave me little to no relevant answers for this issue. While the vehicle (92 F150) is running, there is a constant, soft, metronome-like beep. It happens about 2-4 seconds apart alongside any music/sound coming from the speakers. This...
  18. LippuZz

    Pioneer AVIC EVO1 - Android Auto and DAB not working

    Hello! I stumbled upon this forum is search for an active car community which can help me with my Head Unit i have i my recently bought car (Golf VII) ANDROID AUTO Playing with the system I discoverd that it has Android Auto (and Apple Carplay). In the phone settings it set to USB2 and the...
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    Should i use preamp Outputs??

    I'm currently in the process of installing an avh 2300nex into my car and just removed the factory stereo. but I'm confused to if I should use the pre amp out puts or no, because the speaker do work if I connect the power supple wires to the stereo and the seem fine.... I don't wanna go into too...
  20. Jdm94Coupe

    COMPLETED Pioneer MVH-300EX 7" | Kicker 44VL7S122 Subwoofer/Box

    Pioneer MVH-300EX - Brand new $150 Shipped anywhere in the US. Kicker 44VL7S122 – Brand new, this is the only item I won’t ship. $250 picked up from McDonough GA. I will meet you at Summit Racing. IF you want me to come to you and you’re in GA, it’ll be $300 dropped off.
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    Stereo turns on but no sound

    I re wired, checked my amps, speakers but still no sound, i have power on both my amps and my stereo but there is no sound, idk what the problem could be anymore if anyone can help thx if not ima just need to buy a new stereo, i have a pioneer deh-s5010bt
  22. mark_tt

    High frequency static noise

    Hey everyone Got a weird issue with my audio system. It's 2006 Honda Accord - I installed aftermarket Pioneer MVH-S622BS radio, Blaupunkt 1604 amp for Sony 3-way XS-G1631C system and Crunch amp for two Kenwood subs. Subs are playing just perfectly, as well as the mid bass speakers. Problem...
  23. Maddog456

    Old setup going into newer car. Need new amp?

    Ive had this build for a while now. 2 MTX JackHammer JH4512-04 12" 4-ohm subwoofer and a Pioneer 800w GM-7300M Mono subwoofer amplifier 360 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms. I was told to get this by some people so thought it was good at the time and for my wallet. I put it in a 02 focus had some...
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    New member here. Anyone here using the Pioneer DMH-W4660NEX???

    New member here! I recently installed the DMH-W4660NEX myself. I have a couple of issues and am wondering if anyone else are having the same issues. For one, the car will not automatically connect to my iPhones HOTSPOT. I have to go to my iPhone settings and turn off then on the hotspot toggle...
  25. AJStaples

    Destroyed sub in 3 minutes why??

    Like 10 years ago I bought 2 Polk DB1040DVC subs. They are 50-270w rms. They've been sitting new in box since I never got around to buying an amp or whatever. I ponied up a couple dollars and at crutchfields recommendation, grabbed a pioneer GM-DX874 4/3/2 ch amp. I connected front door...
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    Need help just to get started

    Okay So I'm a complete novice when it comes to hooking up a system. But I'm not the type of guy that just wants to go to a shop and pay for them to make my decisions for me I'd like to know what I'm getting why I'm getting and what all my options are before doing that. I have an 02 Honda...
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    Having trouble installing Pioneer MVH-1400NEX into 09' F150 XLT

    My buddy and I spent about 8 hours today trying to get my head unit turned on. We eventually found out that the red (ignition) wire has absolutely no power. I was using This Wiring Harness...
  28. Boosted hog

    I think i got a good deal?

    What's up I'm new to this forum but have been into car audio for a few years! Couple days ago i picked up 2 10" alpine type r's in a ported box, with a sundown saz-1000D amp, another alpine MRP-F300 amp, 2 more older cheap amps (MTX, pioneer), a kenwood touch-screen double din thats a few years...
  29. Vesjåg

    6,5" speakers in VW T4's doors, what's the best way to fit them? [SOLVED]

    I'm planning to mount a pair of 6,5" component speakers in my 2003 VW Caravelle's doors. I have been searching around the internet without finding anything close to this topic. Doors have these grills installed, behind them is just a sealed empty box. I have been looking at two ways at fitting...
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    Planning a new setup?

    Hey, there. So I'm planning to buy a new system. nothing too extreme. Planning to go with about 1000w RMS. So i found this Pioneer amp: Seems like a great deal. It rates 1200w RMS @ 1 ohm (not stated at this website, tho)...
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    PLEASE HELP!Head unit requires ACC switch on ignition?!

    So basically I have a pioneer 5100nex model head unit in my 2001 Audi A6 and I’m trying to figure out if the head unit is messed up or if it’s something else. The instructions for installing the head unit say that it can NOT be installed in a vehicle without an ACC switch on the ignition and my...
  32. Snake Driver

    Pioneer network mode

    Hello all, first time poster here. So I am looking at replacing my head unit with a new Android Auto version. And the new ones have a network mode for splitting amp channels into mids/highs/sub vice front/rear/sub. I was thinking about doing this, but does that mean I can't use the deck power to...
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    Pioneer - GM 3000

    Hello guys, recently I bought an amplifier over ebay. The model is: Pioneer - GM 3000 the version with 8DIN connectors at the back, however seller didn't mention that. So I spoke to an electrical mechanic who added chinches to this connectors and tried the amplifer locally at the workplace and...
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    Which amp is best

    Hey guys, I'm in need of some help in the form of picking the right amplifier for my sub. It's pioneer TS-A300B with around 500WRMS @ 2 ohms, I'm looking to run it at about 300-350wrms, I'm thinking a monoblock amp because it's less stuffing around, I need an amp wthat has a LP Filter however ...
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    pioneer 4400nex sound cuts while driving, head unit on

    Hey all, I recently had a very well respected car audio place in town here install the Pioneer 4400nex in my 2003 trailblazer ltz with the bose sound system.  Now, they say they're going to take care of fixing it, but I would like to try and figure out what's going on incase they try to sell me...
  36. Angel Ricardo Cerda

    looking for advice to choose mirrorlink car radio

    hi guys and gals im looking advice to choose car radio 2 DIN, preferable PIONEER, so the idea is connect my android smartphone to it. not need to be the last models. If is capable mirror the screen i will very happy TIA
  37. BassLord808

    Any Pioneer DEH-80PRS owners here?

    I have this head-unit on the way. I have yet to hear anything but the best about this head unit. Can't wait to install it. Does anyone here own one?
  38. Deleted User

    20hz-20khz on a budget. Critics welcomed.

    Not everything is pictured, like the Infinity MX20 I installed in the coin tray and the ashtray, or the JBL GTO19T in an empty button slot and center console, both of which are running on deck power from the Alpine UTE73BT as an add on because the Rockfords were inefficient. Just didnt want the...
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    Amp and cd player. how to tune

    when u get your sound system all hooked up what is the first to last step on tuning your system? i found some people tune the amp then the cd player is that right?
  40. M

    Which Amplifier to use for these two subwoofers?

    Hi, this is my first post! Any help would be much appreciated. Now I am looking at getting 2 subwoofers and these are Pioneer TS-W311D4 (12" Champion Series DVC 4 ohm). These subs perform at 800 watt rms combined (400 watt rms each) and I'm going to wire the DVC in parallel and in parallel with...