The latest, all-new audio release from Japanese audio legend Pioneer is a superbly crafted Double-DIN head unit that manages to pack a huge amount of features into a very sensible price point. Despite cutting edge functionality, and timeless good looks, this is a head unit that is extremely easy and intuitive to use and control.
The FH-S820DAB is the perfect blend of all the old and new formats, offering perfect playback, no matter how you like your music or news.
Featuring the latest generation DAB/DAB+ tuner, you’re free to enjoy crystal-clear digital audio and interference-free reception. Better yet, the included Time Shift function allows you to rewind, pause and resume live DAB transmissions. A feature that many radio listeners weren’t even aware of!
As you might expect from Pioneer, it’s packed with high-end audio features, such as FLAC (zero-loss format) compatibility, a 13-band Graphic EQ, 4 x 50 Watts MOSFET amplifier and Time Alignment make sure you’ll get the very best sound quality from any vehicle the unit is installed in. There's even a CD player! Remember those?
The FH-S820DAB easily connects to your Apple iOS and Android devices and also offers extensive Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calling and wireless music streaming.
It’s even possible to connect two Bluetooth phones simultaneously, so you can keep both your private and business phones connected at the same time.
A front mounted USB allows easy input of any stored music directly into the head unit, and this also doubles as a handy charging point for whatever device you choose to connect.
Both Android and Apple phone users will also find quick and easy connection to allow transfer of call date and music, as well as a myriad of hand-free functions.
Essential with the latest changes in UK penalty law concerning such offences! For those who prefer their tunes to be freshly delivered via Spotify, that’s also available, allowing quick, easy control and access to the library of your Spotify account while on the move without touching the phone itself! Ingenious – and very safe!
Thanks to its iPhone Direct Control, it’s also possible to use the FH-S820DAB to manage your i-device directly from your car dashboard, enjoying superior sound and ergonomics as you do so.
With so many recent cars sporting double DIN dashboards – or the capacity to accept one with a suitable adapter plate, how do you ensure that this latest Pioneer unit looks right at home against the myriad of back-lit colours available across the many marques? Thankfully, this isn’t a problem for this clever box-of-tricks with over 210,000 custom colours available for the digital display, making it simply impossible not to find the perfect aesthetic integration for your car.
And, if that wasn’t enough, there’s even Pioneer’s unique MIXTRAX facility to allow to mix your favourite dance and disco tracks on the move, complete DJ-inspired effects and club-style illumination, if you so fancy. Sitting in that queue on the M25 will never be boring again...