You probably already have your Home Theater situation well sorted, so the gang at Pioneer (lovely chaps) have brought some slightly less robust devices to CEDIA for that other room in your house. First off, the iPod docks: in case you didn't see them in Europe where they first made the scene a week or so ago, both new XW models pack 2.1 surround sound, 60W output, and Bluetooth connectivity into a single unit. The splashier of the two is the XW-NAS5, which is available in multiple colors, features a radio, and includes some sort of built-in ambient sound player for fans of relaxation, sleep, or hypnosis. If you're not feeling quite as ostentatious, the XW-NAS3 comes in white and features iPod support -- and nothing else. If PMP dockery isn't your bag, you might want to check out the HTP-SB300 soundbar. Featuring 3.1-channels, 250W of power, dual HDMI ins, and support for DTS, Dolby Digital PLUS and Dolby TrueHD audio, it's the perfect compliment to your wall-mounted 32-37-inch display. Both are available this Winter, for a price TBA. PR after the break.

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Pioneer Diversifies Its Audio Portfolio with Three New Accessories for Secondary Room Sound Quality

ATLANTA--(Business Wire)--Building on its heritage as an audio video specialist, Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. today showcases new audio offerings that elevate the listening experience in other rooms of the house beyond the home theater. Pioneer`s two new iPhone-certified tabletop sound systems and new Sound Bar with wireless subwoofer are engineered for critical listeners who seek the best sound performance, even from today`s new media devices and compressed music files. CEDIA Expo attendees can engage with Pioneer`s new audio products at Booth #3009.

Pioneer`s First Works with iPhone Certified Sound System

Combining stellar sound performance and exceptional build quality, Pioneer`s first iPhone and iPod certified tabletop sound systems, the XW-NAS3 and XW-NAS5, have been finely tuned and calibrated for optimum sound. Pioneer`s EX speaker designers spent extensive time tuning the systems to appeal specifically to North American preferences for high fidelity with rich bass, wide frequency response and dynamic musical sound-field. Most recently, Pioneer has been recognized for the design and development of the award-winning TAD professional and Elite EX speaker lines, as well as the Company`s latest architectural in-wall and in-ceiling speakers.

The new 2.1-channel full-range speaker systems feature a dynamic digital amplifier and integrated subwoofer for faithful reproduction of bass and lower frequencies. Both units are Bluetooth-ready for wireless control and streaming capabilities of music files from the new iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 2G and other Bluetooth enabled models via an optional accessory (BT-100).

Pioneer`s new sound systems employ component and composite video output for playback of stored movies, TV shows and other video files from the docked digital device. For the finely tuned ear, the XW-NAS5 also incorporates Pioneer`s proprietary sound enhancement features, including Advanced Sound Retriever (ASR) and Auto Level Control (ALC), developed specifically to improve the listening experience of portable audio devices in the home.

Pioneer`s First Sound Bar

Pioneer`s continued commitment to develop and introduce innovative products that advance the home theater experience has led to the launch of its HTP-SB300, Sound Bar speaker solution. The powerful 3.1-channel system integrates 250 watts of power, dual center channel speakers, a wireless subwoofer and dual HDMI inputs for simple connection, high-resolution audio and video output. With aesthetics and sound quality in mind, the Sound Bar produces robust virtual surround sound in an elegant two piece, wire-free design. Staying true to Pioneer`s audio expertise and the industry`s audio trends, the system decodes the latest HD audio formats: DTS, Dolby Digital PLUS and Dolby TrueHD. Intended for on-wall installation to accompany 32 - 37-inch displays, the Sound Bar is ideal for second room audio or for a small living room.

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Pioneer's new soundbar and iPod docks coming this Winter