Portable Wi-Fi® Speaker featuring AirPlay®, DLNA, Wireless Direct, HTC Connect, and Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery
- Rechargeable Lithium ion battery
- AirPlay ready as well as iPhone/iPod/iPad Digital Connection via USB (Playback and charging)
- HTC Connect with HTC One Series of Phones
Wireless entertainment simplified.
Introducing the Pioneer A3 Wireless Speaker.
We’re living in a wireless world. Which is good news for music lovers, because it means now, you can wirelessly enjoy your music wherever you are. And since the smartphone has become the most essential wireless device in your day-to-day life, it was only a matter of time before someone introduced a Wi-Fi™ speaker with the broadest smartphone connectivity ever. That someone is Pioneer. And that speaker is our new A3 Wireless Speaker: the most convenient source for bringing high fidelity and powerful bass sound to you anywhere you go.
In the wireless world, there are many ways to connect and play, and the A3 connects to virtually all of them:
AirPlay® is a revolutionary way of enjoying your music anywhere in your home, and the A3 is AirPlay compatible right out of the box. Wirelessly stream music from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or your iTunes-running Mac or PC directly to the speaker. Plus use your iPhone or iPad device’s familiar controls to change the volume and switch songs.
HTC Connect™ is for Android® owners who, until now, have constantly to asked, “What about me?” The good news is your speaker has arrived. A Pioneer exclusive, the A3 proudly supports HTC Connect, compatible with HTC One series phones. HTC Connect makes it easy to wirelessly stream your favorite music straight from your HTC One phone. There’s no need for a separate app; HTC Connect is built right into your phone’s music player.
DLNA 1.5 certified, the A3 connects seamlessly to all other DLNA compliant devices.
Here’s why Wi-Fi.
We’ve never cared much for limits, especially when it comes to your audio experience. That’s why instead of Bluetooth, we designed the A3 to be a true Wi-Fi speaker. Wi-Fi’s higher bandwidth carries more audio signal, giving you higher audio quality. Not to mention far better range unobstructed by things like furniture or walls. Easy to set-up and pair, Wi-Fi gives you the portable audio experience you’ve always wanted.
With Wireless Direct – a Pioneer exclusive - You can enjoy wireless music far beyond your home’s wireless network. Wireless Direct allows for a direct wireless connection between your smartphone and the A3 speaker, without the need for a wireless router.
Tuned personally by Andrew Jones
The A3 has been developed from the ground up by none other than Andrew Jones, our world-renowned Chief Speaker Engineer. Having personally chosen the dual 77mm Woofers, 20mm Tweeter and dual 10W+10W amplifiers, and driver network, the sleek and contemporary A3 not only enjoys a distinguished pedigree, it also offers the clear, natural and powerful audio experience you expect from Pioneer.
Maximum sound. Minimalist look.
Before you hear the sound, the first thing you notice about the A3 are the clean, minimalist lines of this extraordinary speaker. Its enclosed gloss black body means a fuller, less distorted sound. The timeless look of its black metal grill adds to the streamlined look, as does the perfectly integrated matte black Capacitive Touch Control Panel.
Listen loud. Listen long.
The Pioneer A3 comes with a rechargeable lithium ion battery. And since it’s a portable wireless speaker, that means once you get where you’re going, you can enjoy up to 5 hrs. of your favorite music the way you want. Uninterrupted.
Take it Outside.
Music isn’t just for inside the house. The A3 is designed specifically for outdoor use with covered ports and a scratch-resistant matte finish.
By taking advantage of Pioneers audio heritage, as well as the latest technology, our new, portable Pioneer A3 Wi-Fi Speaker puts the key to wirelessly enjoying your music wherever you are right where it belongs. In your hands.
Pioneer SMA Wireless Speaker: Wireless Direct
Pioneer SMA Wireless Speaker: Quickstart Mode A1, A3, and A4
Pioneer SMA Wireless Speaker: Connecting Using Safari
Pioneer SMA Wireless Speaker: Connecting With iPhone, iPod, or iPad
Pioneer Wireless Speakers: Connecting to a WPS Router
Pioneer SMA Wireless Speaker: Pandora andvTuner Firmware UPDATE
Pioneer SMA Wireless Speaker: Connecting Using Windows
Notice: In addition to the enhancements listed below, this firmware update resolves an issue with connecting the XW-SMA3-K to Pandora's server.
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 Pioneer’s line of SMA wireless speakers and are designed to help you discover and enjoy new music. And with Pioneer’s free ControlApp, available in the App StoreSM and Google Play®, you can control it all conveniently right from your compatible Apple® or AndroidTM device.
It's as simple as 1, 2, 3:
|1. Update your SMA speaker’s firmware|
|2. Download the latest ControlApp for compatible Apple and Android devices|
|3. Connect both to your wireless network and play away|
Firmware Update Instructions:
Follow the steps below to update your SMA wireless speaker. You can also download the complete instructions (titled “New Internet Radio Feature”) here.
All network setting, including the Pandora account information, will be reset to the factory default after the update. Write down these settings before the update as they will needed to set up the network again.
Step 1: Connect your SMA speaker to your wireless network
Step 2: Access your speaker’s Web Control menu by doing the following:
Windows 7® or Vista users: Click the Start icon on your Desktop and select “Network”. Your SMA speaker will appear as an icon in the explorer menu on the right. Right-click it and select “View Device Webpage”. The Web Control Menu will open in your default browser.
Windows XP® Users: Click the Start icon on your Desktop and select “My Network”. Click on, “Display icons for UPnP devices connected to the network” and your speaker will appear as an icon in the explorer menu. Double-click on the speaker icon and the Web Control Menu will open in your default browser.
Safari Users: Open your Safari browser and click on the Bookmark icon on the upper left side of the screen. Click on “Bonjour List” and select your speaker from the list.
Step 3: From the Web Control Menu, check the unit’s firmware version, which is listed at the top of the main “System Information” screen. If the four digits following the “S” are lower than “1050”, a firmware update is required. If the four digits following the “S” are the same or greater than “1050”, no update is required.
Unzip the file and save it to a place on your computer that you’ll remember.
Step 5: From the Web Control Menu, click on “Firmware Update” and click “Start”. Within 2 minutes, the firmware update screen will open.
Step 6: Click the “Choose File” button and find the unzipped file that you just saved on your computer.
Step 7: Click “Upload” and then click “Yes” on the confirmation screen. The update will begin and you can watch its progress from your computer. Once the update finishes, follow the instructions on your computer and unplug the power cord from your speaker.
Open the App Store or Google Play on your device and search for "ControlApp" to download. You can also click on the applicable badge below:
(if you already have ControlApp installed on your device, you will automatically be asked to download the latest version)
The firmware is compatible with the XW-SMA1-K, XW-SMA3-K and XW-SMA4-K only. Your SMA speaker and your wireless device must be on the same network in order for Pandora and vTuner services to function properly. Specifications and features subject to change. PIONEER and the Pioneer logo are registered trademarks of Pioneer Corporation. Pandora and the Pandora logo are registered trademarks of Pandora Media, Inc. vTuner is a registered trademark of Nothing Else Matters Software, Ltd. Apple is a trademark of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Safari is a trademark and The App Store is a service mark of Apple, Inc. Android is a trademark of Google, Inc. Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. See the App Store and Google Play for details regarding device compatibility.
Specifications and design subject to modification without notice.
PIONEER and the Pioneer logo are registered trademarks of Pioneer Corporation.
“Made for iPod,” “Made for iPhone,” and “Made for iPad” mean that an electronic accessory has been designed
to connect specifically to iPod, iPhone, or iPad, respectively, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple
performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device or its compliance with safety and
regulatory standards. Please note that the use of this accessory with iPod, iPhone, or iPad may affect wireless
Apple, AirPlay, the AirPlay logo, iPhone, iPad, iPod and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S.
and other countries. AirPlay works with iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch (4th, 3rd and 2nd generations),
iPad 2, iPad with iOS 4.2 or later, and iTunes 10.1 (Mac and PC) or later.
DLNA, the DLNA Logo and DLNA Certified are trademarks, service marks, or certification
marks of the Digital Living Network Alliance.
HTC, the HTC logo, and HTC Connect are trademarks of HTC Corporation. HTC Connect is defined as interoperability
testing of music streaming performed between HTC Connect-enabled Smartphones and HTC Connect-enabled Home
AV products using the HTC Connect Music Application. Third party music applications (apps other than the HTC
Connect-enabled smartphone’s native music player) may not work with HTC Connect. HTC One X and HTC One S will
be enabled for HTC Connect after installation of firmware update, available 3rd quarter 2012.
Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of Wi-Fi Alliance
For details on iPod compatibility, visit http://pioneer.jp/homeav/support/ios/