I had the opportunity to meet with both pioneer and audio control north american sales vp's last week at SEMA. Both have stepped up thier game on features offered.
Pioneer connectivity to mobile devices and features.
Pioneer is also going to step up their game in the lower model units for soynd quality as they are seeing the market demand for it.
Audio control dsp and thier amps with built in dsp.
Thier software interface is one of the easiest to navigate and the new line of amps come with dsp built in as well as the ability to take speaker level inputs directly. No converter required and is the only amp on the market that can take up to 40volts in. Also had a look at the new d800.1 amp which has only started shipping last week. There were 2 of these being raffled off as well as a dsp at the training session. Sadly i am not as lucky with gambling.
Cerwin vega has also released a whole new line of products. Also leaning towards the growing pro audio market.