The Pioneer A4
is a compact and versatile wireless speaker
featuring WiFi, AirPlay, DLNA, and HTC Connect technology. The Pioneer A4
features a USB port for iPod direct connection and a 3.5mm auxiliary input for
connecting almost any portable audio source with a headphone output. The unit
comes supplied with a wireless (IR) remote control for added convenience. You
can connect multiple Pioneer A4
systems to your home network for music
throughout your home.
The Pioneer A4
wireless speaker system has been
developed from the ground up by Andrew Jones, Pioneer's world-renowned Chief
Speaker Engineer. A single 1" tweeter, dual 3" midrange drivers, and a
single 4" subwoofer housed in a
bass-reflex enclosure powered by 10W+10W+20W amplifiers provide a clear,
natural, and powerful audio experience you come to expect from Pioneer.
Dual Network Connection: The Pioneer A4
is equipped with
dual network connection methods. There's an RJ-45 LAN (Ethernet) port for direct
wired connection to your home network, and there's also the built-in WiFi (b/g)
feature that includes WiFi Protected Setup for safe and secure connection to
your wireless home network. The unit's network connection lets you listen to
music from your Apple device (via AirPlay) or Android smartphone (via HTC
Connect or Wireless Direct), your music files stored on your Windows PC (via DLNA), and music
content from Internet Radio (via firmware upgrade).
Note: This unit's RJ-45 Ethernet port supports
10BASE-T/100BASE-TX and requires an Ethernet (LAN) category 5 or higher
cable, Router, Modem, and Internet connection. When using a wireless LAN
connection, your system must feature an wireless router/access-point which
supports WiFi (b/g).
When using Wireless Direct, you can connect directly
with other WiFi-enabled devices, (such as your smartphone) without using a
wireless router. You'll be able to wirelessly transfer audio content to the
Pioneer speaker system without connecting to your home network. WiFi Direct
completely bypasses your WiFi access point/router, so it's easy to set up. Only
one WiFi-enabled device can be connected to the Pioneer A4
at the same time
through Wireless Direct mode. Wireless Direct doesn't have an internet
connection, so you cannot access the internet.
Wireless Direct should be used only as a temporary
connection under conditions where a normal router cannot be used. This
connection is not encoded, so the music stream and music metadata will not
be encrypted. Streaming of copy-protected audio content is not supported.
DLNA Certified (1.5): The Pioneer A4
is DLNA 1.5 certified.
This means you can stream your MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, or even FLAC music files (up
to 96kHz/24-bit) from your Windows PC or laptop to the Pioneer wireless
speaker. This unit allows for the streaming of audio files stored on the
following DLNA-compatible devices.
- PCs running Microsoft Windows Vista or XP with Windows Media Player 11
- PCs running Microsoft Windows 7 with Windows Media Player 12 installed.
- DLNA-compatible digital media servers (on PCs or other components).
Playable File Formats:
The Pioneer A4
wireless speaker system supports
the following audio file formats.
File Type ||Bit-Rate ||Sampling
|MP3 (.mp3) ||8-320 kbps ||32 to 48 kHz |
|WMA (.wma) ||5-320 kbps ||32 to 48 kHz |
(.m4A/.aac/.3gp/.3g2) ||16-320 kbps ||32 to 48 kHz |
|Flac (.flac) ||16-bit, 24-bit ||32-96 kHz (wired) |
32-48 kHz (wireless)
|WAV (.wav) |
Note: Copyrighted and DRM-protected audio files cannot
be played back.
Internet Radio + ControlApp (via firmware update):
Expand your audio entertainment options with an endless playlist of your
favorite music and access to more than 10,000 internet radio stations from
across the globe. With a
firmware update, Pandora and vTuner Internet Radio are now built right into
the Pioneer A4
speaker and are designed to help you discover and enjoy new music. In addition,
Pioneer's free ControlApp, available in the
App Store and
Google Play, let you control Internet Radio conveniently right from your compatible
Apple or Android device.
|vTuner ||vTuner offers easy browsing of internet radio
stations and podcasts. vTuner enables access to web-based radio
stations and podcasts via an extremely reliable online database
with a wide variety of content. You can browse content by Genre,
Location, Language, and Favorites. |
|Pandora ||Pandora is personalized internet radio that is
designed to help you discover new music you'll loved mixed in with
music you already know. The Pioneer A/V receiver allows you to
access your saved Pandora Internet Radio stations and select which
station to play. You must have a registered Pandora account in order
to listen to your Pandora Internet Radio stations. Pandora Internet
Radio is only available in the United States. |
AirPlay Wireless Technology: Using AirPlay wireless audio
streaming technology, the A4
streams music from your iTunes account, iPod touch,
iPhone, or iPad anywhere you have a WiFi network in your home. Apple's AirPlay
technology allows music from your iTunes, to be streamed wirelessly from your
Mac or PC to the Pioneer A4
. You can even bypass your computer entirely, and
wirelessly stream high-quality audio directly from your Apple iPod touch,
iPhone, or iPad (all without the need for any cables). The A4
& your Apple
device or computer must be connected to the same wireless network via WiFi
- iTunes Streaming: AirPlay technology gives you wireless
remote access to your entire iTunes 10.1 music collection with full
navigation & playback control from your computer (Mac/PC). You can even
access your iTunes account from your iPod touch (2nd/3rd/4th/5th gen)/iPhone
(3GS/4/4S/5)/iPad running iOS 4.2 or later, via
Apple's free Remote app.
- Apple Device Streaming: AirPlay also lets you
wirelessly stream music and music apps stored on your iPod touch, iPhone, or
iPad to the Pioneer A4
. So there's no need to connect your Apple device via
USB, unless you want to charge it. The A4
supports the iPad, iPhone
(3GS/4/4S/5), and iPod touch (2nd/3rd/4th/5th gen) running iOS 4.2 or later.
USB Port (for iPod Direct):
The Pioneer A4
wireless speaker system
also features a rear-panel USB (type-A) port which allows you to connect your
iPod, iPhone, or iPad with the cable included with your Apple device. The
speaker's USB port supports audio playback, basic control, and charging of your
Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad. Basic playback controls included - Play/Pause and
Previous/Next Track. Advance music navigation can still be done through your
compatible Apple device's touchscreen or clickwheel.
Note: The unit's USB port is designed specifically for Apple's iPod,
iPhone, and iPad. Its not compatible with other USB-connected devices.
Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Pioneer A4
is "Made for
iPod/iPhone/iPad" compatible & supports the following iPod, iPhone, & iPad model
features (as of 12/11/2012):
| iPod/iPhone Model || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Unit/Remote || iPod/iPhone/iPad || AirPlay || ControlApp || Song/Artist Text || Track Info |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || classic || classic || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || classic || classic || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || classic || classic || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || nano || nano || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || nano || nano || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || nano || nano || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || nano || nano || Y |
| 6th || 1.1 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || nano || nano || Y |
| 7th || 1.01 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || nano || nano || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || touch || touch || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || touch || touch || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || touch || touch || Y |
| 4th || 6.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || touch || touch || Y |
| 5th || 6.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || touch || touch || Y |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || iPhone || iPhone || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || iPhone || iPhone || Y |
| 3GS || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || iPhone || iPhone || Y |
| 4 || 6.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || iPhone || iPhone || Y |
| 4S || 6.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || iPhone || iPhone || Y |
| 5 || 6.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || iPhone || iPhone || Y |
| iPad || 1 || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || iPad || iPad || Y |
| 2 || 6.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || iPad || iPad || Y |
| 3 || 6.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || iPad || iPad || Y |
| 4 || 6.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || iPad || iPad || Y |
| iPad mini || 1 || 6.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || iPad || iPad || Y |
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may
change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you
may need to reset the device and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality.
If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is
The Pioneer A4
wireless speaker supports HTC Connect, compatible
with HTC One series Android smartphones. HTC Connect makes it easy to wirelessly stream your
favorite music straight from your HTC One smartphone w/ Android. There's no need for a separate
app; HTC Connect is built right into the HTC One smartphone's music player.
Compatible HTC One smartphones included HTC One X and HTC One S.
Aux Input: A rear-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input lets you connect and play
music from other audio sources, such as a portable CD player or MP3 player.
IR Remote Control:
In addition to its touch capacitance controls, the
comes with an IR remote control for wireless operation of the speaker
system. The remote provides Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, Input Select, and
Quick Start Mode:
Quick Start Mode significantly reduces the time
required for startup. It also allows the unit to power on automatically using
AirPlay or DLNA. Quick Start Mode will increase the unit's power consumption in
Power Requirements: The Pioneer A4
operates off of standard
household AC current using the supplied AC power adapter and cord.
- Input: 100-240V ~
- Output: 15V - 4950mA