News Release:Pioneer Introduces Its New Car Audio Line-Up

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September 29, 1999
Pioneer Corporation

Pioneer Introduces Its New Car Audio Line-Up

TOKYO, Japan, September 29, 1999 ----- Pioneer Corporation announced its introduction of five new CARROZZERIA brand car audio products, to the Japanese domestic market.



ProductModel No.S.R.P.Launch DateMonthly
DSP Tuner CD/MD Amplifier*FH-P9900MD¥105,000Late Oct.'995,000pcs
DSP Tuner CD/CT Amplifier*FH-P8800¥84,000Late Oct.'992,000pcs
DSP Tuner MD/CD Amplifier*MEH-P9000CD¥105,000Late Nov.'993,000pcs
200W x 2-Channel Bridgeable
Power Amplifier
PRS-X320¥90,000Late Nov.'99500pcs
120W x 2-Channel Bridgeable
Power Amplifier
PRS-X220¥70,000Late Nov.'991,000pcs
Electrical Wiring KitRD-224¥5,000Late Nov.'992,000pcs
* These models are Multi-CD/MD control ready

< Main Features for FH-P9900MD & FH-P8800 >

1 ) A New Luxurious Design

  1. Aluminum 'slide-flap' front panel
    Although simple, both models have a luxurious and unique design in the aluminum "slide-flap' front panel that will match any car interior.
  2. Blue Colored Back-light Display for easy recognition
    A Blue Colored Backlight display has been applied for higher visibility. The present situation of all sources can be easily read at a glance.
  3. Blue Colored LED applied in Volume knob and Cross Control key
    With the combination of the green colored LED that lights up the control buttons, a blue colored LED has been applied in the volume knob and cross-control key for higher visibility recognition at night. The green and blue LEDs will illuminate the whole car cabin.
  4. Wood Grain panel applied in the hidden MD (P9900MD) and CT (P8800) slot
    A wood grain panel has been applied in the MD/CT slot that is hidden behind the 'slide-slot' front panel. When the user opens the motorized front panel, the wood grain panel will emerge from behind, to show another luxurious touch.
  5. The Control Keys have been allocated in a convenient order based on the frequency of use. The main controls have been centralized in the 'cross-control key'.

2 ) State-of-the-art Technologies to Realize a High Quality Sound

  1. Pioneer original 'Power MOS FET 45W x 4ch Built-in High Power Amplifier
    Both models have a built-in 45W x 4ch amplifier, which is the most powerful level in the industry, that can reproduce a clear high quality sound with a low distortion level equal to that of a component amplifier.
  2. 'Digital Hi-bit Tune' Technology
    16bit based digital signals of MDs are first converted to 20bit data, then they're transferred through the DPS circuit and the signals are again converted to 24bit based signals to result in a real, high-quality sound.
  3. Wide-range 'Legato Link Conversion'
    The 'Legato Link Conversion' will restore the rich harmonics and overtones (over 20kHz) that were lost in the CD and MD recording process.
  4. High-performance DSP and Auto-Equalizing Function
    By using the enclosed microphone, the equalization can be set at its best to fit any acoustic condition in the car cabin, to reproduce the best quality sound.
  5. 'Gold-plated input/output terminals' and 'OFC type RCA cables' used to maintain the lowest level of signal loss.

< Main Features for MEH-P9000CD >

  1. 3 Main Sources (MD, CD, FM/AM Tuner) all in a 1D size
    Three main sources, MD, CD and FM/AM Tuner, are all in the thin 1D sized body. If the car has a 2D sized console ready in the dashboard, the user can set an 'in-dashboard type' TV monitor to enjoy also TV broadcasting.
  2. Features Organic EL Display
    Organic EL display is a 'self-emitting' type display with superior benefits of high luminescence, high visibility, ultra-thin thickness and very small power consumption. As the organic EL is a self-emitting type display, it has a wider viewing angle and it achieves high visibility under any lighting condition day and night. In addition to its 4 color EL panels, the high-speed response display realizes high definition pictures with clear edges. Its 3-D graphics moving pictures also bring in new enjoyment into your car life.
  3. Pioneer original MOS FET 45W x 4ch Built-in High-Power Amplifier
    (See 'Main Features for FH-P9900MD and FH-P8800')
  4. High-performance DSP and Auto-Equalizing Function
    (See 'Main Features for FH-P9900MD and FH-P8800')

< Main Features for PRS-X320 (200W x 2ch) & PRS-X220 (120W x 2ch) >

  1. MOS FET output devices are applied to deliver higher output power.
  2. RWM (Pulse Width Modulation) related MOS FET power supply.
  3. Built-in High-pass Filter, Low-pass Filter, Bass-boost, Sub-sonic Function (only X320) to match any type of speaker system.
  4. High Performance balanced isolator circuit
* MOS FET (Metal Oxide Semi-conductor Field Effect Transistor)

< Main Specifications >

 FH-P9900MD & FH-P8800MEH-P9000CD
CD Player
Frequency Response5Hz to 20kHz5Hz to 20kHz
Sound-to-Noise Ratio92dB (IHF-A/1kHz)92dB (IHF-A/1kHz)
Dynamic Range91dB (1kHz)92dB (1kHz)
MD Player (only FH-P9900MD)
Frequency Response20Hz to 20kHz20Hz to 20kHz
Sound-to-Noise Ratio92dB (IHF-A/1kHz)90dB (IHF-A/1kHz)
Dynamic Range90dB (1kHz)90dB (1kHz)
CT Player (only FH-P8800)
Frequency Response30Hz to 19kHz (±3dB/Metal tape)---
Sound-to-Noise Ratio
(Metal tape)
Dolby B NR In: 67dB(IHF-A/1kHz)
Out: 61dB (IHF-A/1kHz)
Wow & flutter0.009% (WRMS)---
FM Tuner
Frequency Range76.1 to 89.9 MHz
Sensitivity9dBf (0.8V/75Ω, mono, S/N 30dB)
AM Tuner
Frequency Range522 to 1,629 kHz
Sensitivity18μV (S/N 20dB)
AM Tuner
Frequency Range522 to 1,629 kHz
Sensitivity18μV (S/N 20dB)
Frequency Adjustment50, 80, 125, 200, 315, 500, 800Hz
1.25k, 2k, 3.15k, 5k, 8k, 12.5kHz
Level Adj. Control Range±12dB
Crossover Frequency50Hz, 80Hz, 12Hz
Crossover Slope-18dB/oct
Level Adj. Control Range±12dB
Max. Power Output45W x 445W x 4 (70W x 1 for S.Woofer)
Dimensions178 (W) x 100(H) x 160(D)mm178(W) x 50(H) x 162(D)mm
Dimensions (nose)170(W) x 95 (H) x 32(D)mm170(W) x 46(H) x 31(D)mm
Weight3.0 kg2.0 kg
High-Pass Filter
Crossover Frequency---50Hz, 80Hz, 125Hz
Crossover Slope----12dB/oct.
OEL Display
Size---88.5 x 21.0 mm
Drive Method---Direct Matrix
Colors---Green, Yellow, Orange, Blue


Max. Power Output200W x 2 / 800W x 1120W x 2 / 400W x 1
Continuous Power
(EIAJ, 20Hz to 20kHz)
50W x 2 (4Ω), 100W x 2 (2Ω),
200W x 1 (4Ω)
30W x 2 (4Ω), 60W x 2 (2Ω),
120W x 1 (4Ω)
Impedance1 to 8Ω (Bridge 2to8Ω)
High Pass Filter
50 to 120Hz (-12dB/oct)
Low Pass Filter
50 to 120Hz (-12dB/oct)
Variable Bass Boost40 to 120Hz (0 to 18dB)60Hz (0 to 18dB)
Dimensions264 (W) x 65 (H) x 290 (D) mm264 (W) x 65 (H) x 240 (D) mm

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