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Pioneer brings AirPlay and internet radio to three new systems

Pioneer X-SMC5

Pioneer has launched three new hi-fi and home cinema systems with features ranging from Apple AirPlay and DLNA streaming, DVD/CD playback, and internet radio.

The X-SMC5 (pictured), X-SMC3 and X-SMC1 each have a slightly different set of features.

Leading the way as the most feature-packed is the X-SMC5, with DVD and CD playback, internet and FM radio, AirPlay, DLNA and Bluetooth support.

You'll also find a USB input for playing music, an HDMI output, plus headphone and auxiliary inputs. There's wireless and wired internet connectivity.

The X-SMC5 also includes a Bluetooth adapter, allowing you to connect up to four Bluetooth devices and play music through the system. The free Air Jam app allows you to make a shared playlist with queued tracks from all four devices.

Pioneer's X-SMC3 removes the disc player, and in turn the HDMI output, but otherwise keeps the wireless AirPlay, DLNA and Bluetooth streaming (adapter not included), plus FM and internet radio.

The entry-level model X-SMC1 is a more basic home cinema system, with a DVD/CD player, HDMI output, USB input and FM radio. Again, the option of adding Bluetooth is available.

The Pioneer X-SMC5 will cost around £349, the X-SMC3 £199, the X-SMC1 £169.

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Joe Cox
Joe Cox

Joe is Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung, reported from CES, the Bristol Show and Munich High End for many years, and provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys playing records and cycling (not at the same time).