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Holly Hill, Fla. – May 14, 2019 – Metra Electronics®, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket dashboard kits, is now shipping two new solutions made exclusively for Pioneer® radios. Metra and Pioneer worked together to develop a total of twelve kits for select vehicles that make the new 8” Pioneer Modular Solutions Receiver (DMH-C5500NEX) both cosmetically integrated and simple to install. Two are now shipping and the additional kits for Ford, Toyota, Dodge and GM, which first debuted at CES 2019, will be available soon. “This new receiver from Pioneer is a different size than your standard ISO Double-DIN radio. By designing a custom dash kit, Metra is offering installers a faster and easier solution,” says Jason Anderson, VP of Product Development at Metra Electronics.

The 108-UN01 is a Universal Trim Ring designed for Pioneer’s 8” receivers, which adds a ⅜ inch border that snaps onto the Pioneer radio screen. It is designed to be a finishing touch on a custom-built installation. The 108-CH1B is designed for installation of the DMH-C5500NEXradio into 2011-2017 Jeep Wrangler® models and is painted matte black. Both kits are now shipping and available from authorized Metra Dealers.

108-UN01 Product Specifications

●        Universal Trim Ring for Pioneer DMH-C5500NEX 8-inch radio

●        Has a ⅜ inch border trim that snaps onto the separate screen of the Pioneer radio

●        Designed for the finishing touch to a custom-built installation

108-CH1B Product Specifications

●      Dash kit designed specifically for the installation of the Pioneer DMH-C5500NEX 8-inch radio into 2011-2017 Jeep Wrangler® models

●      To make room for the 8-inch screen, a template is included to assist with dashboard modifications

●      Painted matte black

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At Metra, 12-volt installation and integration is our passion. We strive to continuously offer the highest quality products to meet the fluctuating technological challenges of the automotive world.  We actively listen to our customers’ requests and invest resources into developing the highest quality dash kit and harness solutions. We make dash kits for more vehicle applications than anyone else in the world. That’s why we’ve been known as “The Installer’s Choice” ® for more than 72 years. Our other brands include: Axxess®, T-Spec®, The Install Bay®, Heise LED Lighting Systems®, iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems®, Shuriken High Performance Batteries®, Raptor®, Ballistic®, AmmoTenna®, Metra PowerSports®, Saddle Tramp® and Metra Marine®. Metra’s expertise in connectivity solutions is also applied to its division of premium home theater and surveillance products, Metra Home Theater Group®.  For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at or call 800.221-0932.


LONG BEACH, Calif. - (May 18, 2017) – Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. today expands its popular NEX platform with five new NEX in-dash multimedia receivers for 2017. The double-DIN 7” LCD AVH-2330NEX and AVH-2300NEX and double-DIN 6.2”LCD AVH-1330NEX and AVH-1300NEX models are designed to complement the smartphone lifestyle of today’s consumer with continuous connectivity and access to a variety of entertainment options. The AVH-3300NEX expands the NEX line-up into the smaller, more universal single-DIN in-dash receiver size, providing for the first time, a smartphone connectivity solution that easily fits into many older and collectible cars coveted by automotive enthusiasts. 

The units feature a redesigned, simple-to-use interface and compatibility with popular automotive specific smartphone interfaces and apps such as Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™1 and Waze®, plus entertainment options such as Bluetooth® music streaming and hands-free calling, Spotify® and Pandora®. For 2017, the new NEX models have been engineered with an optimized PCB layout for audio signal integrity and a number of audiophile-grade components to deliver a premium audio listening experience. 

“With Pioneer’s new line of 2017 NEX receivers, we’re making in-vehicle connectivity and great entertainment even more accessible by continuing to offer popular smartphone and music services, but at a more consumer-friendly price point,” said Ted Cardenas, vice president of marketing at Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “Plus, the introduction of the AVH-3300NEX single-DIN option significantly increases the number of compatible vehicles, specifically meeting the demand for the latest smartphone connectivity in a form factor that can be installed into many of the unique, exotic, or simply older vehicles that car lovers drive.”


  • Bluetooth Wireless Connectivity – All models feature built-in Bluetooth2 wireless connectivity for convenient hands-free calling and music streaming with compatible Bluetooth enabled devices. Users are able to pre-register up to five smartphones with the receivers, enabling hands-free calling and/or music to be streamed from any of the five previously paired phones, eliminating the need to pair and unpair devices.  Additionally, the response time between switching pre-registered devices is faster, as is access to music and contacts stored on the connected device.
    • To maximize the connectivity options and call quality for hands-free communication and wireless audio streaming, each NEX receiver features Bluetooth AVRCP 1.6 to provide browsing capability of a user’s media library, and HFP 1.6 with wideband speech for clearer overall sound quality, making it easier to recognize and understand voices during calls.
  • Android Auto (AVH-3300NEX, AVH-2330NEX, AVH-2300NEX)

Three of the five models feature Android Auto integration, allowing consumers to quickly connect their compatible smartphones to extend the Android platform into the car in a way that is purpose-built for driving.  Designed with safety in mind, Android Auto utilizes a simple and intuitive interface to provide navigation, communication, music and more, combined with powerful new voice actions for minimized distraction, so users stay focused on the road. Smartphones running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) or newer operating systems offer Android Auto and will work with the three Pioneer models.

  • Apple CarPlay (all models)

Pioneer’s CarPlay-compatible NEX in-dash receivers offer consumers the ability to upgrade the vehicles they already own with the latest iPhone® technology specifically designed for the car. Consumers with the latest version of iOS on their iPhone 5 or newer, including iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone 6s, can use Siri® voice control to make and receive calls, compose and respond to text messages, access Apple Maps for navigation, and listen to their music, podcasts, or iTunes® Radio.


  • Spotify – Control content from the Spotify app for iPhone and Android devices as a dedicated source on the receivers.  Listeners can now play, pause and skip tracks using the Pioneer controls, and with a few taps, it is just as easy to browse playlists, albums and radio stations on the go. Premium3 users enjoy ad-free, high quality music and can download music and listen offline with no internet connection. 
    • Pandora Station Creation and Station Presets – The Pandora station creation4 feature enables users to create new Pandora stations while the app is in use with an iPhone device or compatible Android smartphone. Users can simply press and hold a button on the new receivers to create a new Pandora station dynamically from the currently playing song or artist. Pandora enables listeners to store their personalized stations on six presets for easy access on the receiver.
  • USB Connectivity – When connected to an iPhone, iPod, portable USB drive or compatible Android device via the USB port, users can use basic controls (Play/Pause/FF/Rev/Random/Repeat) and display track, artist and album information. Android devices must run OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or newer with Android Media Transfer Protocol.
    • SiriusXM Radio Connectivity – The 2017 NEX models are SiriusXM® compatible with the addition of a SXV300 SiriusXM Vehicle Connect Tuner (sold separately, SiriusXM subscription required).  The receivers are also compatible with the Tune Start™, Tune Scan™, Tune Mix and Sports Flash features of SiriusXM.
    • HD Radio® Technology – For high quality audio broadcasts, the AVH-2330NEX and AVH-1330NEX feature a built-in HD Radio tuner, providing clear digital reception of HD Radio and additional multi-casting programming on HD1, HD2 and HD3 broadcasts from participating radio stations across the country. 


  • Sleek Visual User Interface – Each display in the NEX receiver lineup is built with a clear resistive touchscreen and 24-bit true color LCD panel, making it more responsive than traditional resistive touchscreens, with increased color depth for brighter colors and more vibrant images. The five models also feature a redesigned UI with large source and system settings icons for easy accessibility and operation.  
  • Simple Smartphone Connection – When a driver plugs in his or her smartphone to the receiver, the unit is able to detect whether the connected phone is an iPhone or Android device, and automatically brings up the corresponding service on the screen, CarPlay or Android Auto respectively.5
  • Waze Accessibility – Waze is the world's largest community-based traffic and navigation application. The new NEX units bring the highly popular Waze functionality into the dash of the vehicle on a larger touchscreen display, making it easier to view maps and directions.6 To use the Waze app on one of the five new NEX models, the driver connects a smartphone to the receiver via the smartphone’s corresponding interface cable (sold separately) and opens the application using Pioneer’s AppRadio Mode+, a feature that gives users access and control of popular in-vehicle apps directly from the receiver’s screen.7


  • Optimized PCB layout for superior audio signal integrity and audiophile-grade capacitors and other components tuned to produce truly premium audio
  • 13 band Graphic Equalizer with touch panel swipe setting and built-in high/low pass crossover with expanded adjustable crossover points and slopes
  • Built-in Auto EQ and Auto Time Alignment provide customized audio adjustments for the driver8
  • Advanced Sound Retriever®
  • Ability for users to play back full HD videos stored on a USB and NTFS files stored on a compatible external HDD9
  • Receivers offer playback of files encoded as high-res FLAC up to 192kHz/24 bit and provide playback output at CD-quality (44kHz/16bit)


  • The AVH-3300NEX single-DIN model features a motorized 7-inch touchscreen display and detachable face for security
  • All models are backup camera ready – compatible with many original equipment (OE) and most universal rear-view cameras, including Pioneer’s ND-BC8 rear-view camera (sold separately)

o   Width and distance parking reference lines are displayed on the NEX touchscreen to further assist the driver

  • The AVH-3300NEX, AVH-2330NEX and AVH-1330NEX also come with:

o   A remote control to conveniently adjust volume, audio source and more

o   Dual camera inputs to help consumers enhance the rear visibility of their existing vehicles, beyond what can be seen in the rearview mirror 

  • iDatalink® Maestro™ support available on the AVH-2330NEX, AVH-2300NEX, AVH-1330NEX and AVH-1300NEX
  • Compatibility with Pioneer’s AVIC-U280 outboard navigation system (sold separately)
  • USB Quick Charge (all models) – charges 1.5 amp Android devices
    • High power MOSFET 50W x 4

For more information on the new line, visit

Pioneer’s NEX receivers will be available in July with suggested retail prices of:  $600 (AVH-3300NEX), $500 (AVH-2330NEX and AVH-2300NEX), and $400 (AVH-1330NEX and AVH-1300NEX).  

Eight Speakers and Six Subwoofers Designed to Reproduce Music as the Artist Intended

TORRANCE, Calif. – (September 20, 2017) – Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. introduced new high performance automotive loudspeakers, the new Z series of speakers and subwoofers and the next generation D series speakers and subwoofers. The new loudspeakers are engineered to reproduce music in its purest form and allow the listener to experience the music as the artist intended through an uncompromising pursuit of premium sound quality, and by taking full advantage of unique concepts and proprietary advanced technology.  

“Although what the automobile of the future looks like is undefined, one thing remains clear – the car will always be one of the most enjoyable environments to listen to music. Pioneer never stops thinking about new ways to apply our acoustical and mechanical engineering expertise, advanced materials research, and manufacturing resources to deliver sound to create exceptional automotive speakers. During Pioneer’s remarkable 80-year history, our loudspeaker technology has advanced the limits of quality sound reproduction, transforming the musical recording into reality and offering an experience that only we can provide,” said Ted Cardenas, vice president of marketing for Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “Sound is much more than just data; music inspires every one of us and is indeed something most of us cannot live without. Pioneer is passionate about music and sound, and this passion is exhibited in each product we create. We don’t just want you to listen to your music, we want you to hear more.”



Z Speakers – No Compromises

The Z is based on highly advanced technology developed by Pioneer, employing carefully selected materials and parts, benefiting from decades of automotive loudspeaker design theory and testing ability. Following Pioneer’s OPEN & SMOOTH™ sound concept, the Z series of automotive loudspeakers features smooth off-axial frequency response, superior directivity and extended frequency range engineered specifically to produce dynamic, accurate sound quality for the car. The result is a purity of sound that achieves unprecedented audio artistry.


  • Designed for Hi-Res Audio

The quality of music recordings available to listeners has evolved. Hi-Res Audio recordings contain significantly more data compared to a standard CD recording and require a loudspeaker that is capable of smoothly reproducing frequencies of 40kHz or higher. The Z speakers are designed to deliver sound that is clearer, sharper and more complex - reproducing music that is closer to the original performance.

  • 29mm Aluminum Alloy Balanced Dome Tweeter

The Z tweeter’s aluminum alloy diaphragm allows the tweeter to remain pistonic and linear at ultrasonic frequencies. The unique diaphragm shape, developed using HSDOM (Harmonized Synthetic Diaphragm Optimum Method) computer analysis, accurately controls differential vibration produced by the diaphragm and improves high frequency dispersion. Pioneer’s Vertex Drive System improves the mechanical coupling of the voice coil and the tweeter diaphragm, reducing distortion and coloration caused by low damping and increasing power handling.

  • Dual Layer Cone Construction

Twaron® is a synthetic aramid fiber that is very strong, heat resistant and rigid when woven into a cloth material.

Strength and rigidity are important to keep cone shape at higher powers and maintain responsiveness. Both the TS-Z65C and TS-Z65F are built with Twaron. The TS-Z65CH features a dual layer cone constructed with both a Twaron and a cellulose layer, combining the strengths of both materials. Cellulose fibers are naturally self-damping and reduce unwanted resonance. The result is fast response and clear bass, with low coloration and distortion.

  • Compact Swivel Tweeter with Tri-Position Mounting Kit

More than any other speaker, the positioning and mounting location of the tweeter is crucial to the stereo imaging of the system and the overall listening experience. To ensure installation flexibility, the Z component system tweeters are extremely compact and feature a unique swivel mount that allows precise aiming of high frequencies. Pioneer’s tri-position mounting kit (included) provides the flexibility to mount the tweeter using a variety of methods: flush mount, surface mount or bracket mount, especially important for concealing the tweeter behind an original equipment tweeter grille in the vehicle dash or door.

Z speakers (available in October; all are Suggested Retail Prices):

  • TS-Z65CH 6.5” 2-Way Component System ($400.00)
  • Built with oversized magnet and powerful motor assembly for accurate bass
    • TS-Z65C 6.5” 2-Way Component System ($350.00)
    • TS-Z65F 6.5” 2-Way Coaxial System ($300.00)

Z Subwoofers – The Pursuit of Perfect Bass

The Z subwoofer uses much of the same highly advanced technology as the Z full range loudspeakers to create seamlessly integrated musical perfection – fast, detailed and extended bass with tremendous impact and clarity. Combining high fidelity and high output in a compact, shallow design, the Z subwoofer offers both unparalleled performance and near limitless installation flexibility. As a result, the placement of the Z subwoofer can be optimized for sound quality and bass reinforcement, unlike conventional subwoofers that must be installed where they physically fit. Balance, speed, power and bass extension unite to create the ultimate low-frequency experience.


  • Hi-Res Audio Ready

Even in the sub-bass region, Hi-Res Audio recordings require a subwoofer that is capable of extremely high dynamic range and low distortion that integrates smoothly with the mid- and high-frequency speakers. The Z subwoofers are designed to take full advantage of Hi-Res Audio recordings, with wide dynamics, extended frequency response and extraordinarily accurate and detailed bass.

  • Twaron Subwoofer Cone Construction

Subwoofer cones created with Twaron are rigid and low mass with excellent damping characteristics. Strength and rigidity are important to maintain cone shape during challenging bass notes, while damping is critical to improving the responsiveness and signal accuracy. The low mass of an aramid fiber cone improves both sensitivity and the speed of the Z subwoofer, increasing output and power handling.

  • Shallow Basket with Oversized Cone and Magnet

Subwoofers require an extremely strong basket that holds the cone, suspension and motor structure together in perfect alignment even during high excursions at low frequencies. Traditional subwoofers require large enclosures that can be challenging to install seamlessly. The Z subwoofer features a shallow basket for installation flexibility, a low Q design for high performance in small enclosures, an oversized cone (15% larger when compared to a conventional 10" subwoofer) and a motor structure with a powerful 67.7 oz. magnet that combine to produce fast, detailed and extended bass with tremendous impact and clarity.

Z subwoofers (available in December; all prices SRP):

  • TS-Z10LS4 10" Single 4 ohm voice coil ($350.00)
  • TS-Z10LS2 10" Single 2 ohm voice coil ($350.00)


D Speakers – Music for All

The D is a result of Pioneer’s automotive loudspeaker engineering experience and expertise, combining advanced design techniques with highly developed manufacturing capabilities. Following Pioneer’s OPEN & SMOOTH sound concept, the D series of automotive loud speakers provides broad and balanced frequency response with a wide sound stage, ambience and amazing fidelity for the listener.


  • 26mm Polyester Soft Dome Tweeter

Contoured from lightweight, resin-impregnated fibers of coated polyester fabric, the D tweeter delivers extended high frequency performance. The 26mm diaphragm is extremely resistant to the harsh environmental conditions of the automotive interior (temperature, humidity, vibration, etc.), while maintaining its uniform hemispherical shape to reduce dome breakup due to excessive vibration at ultrasonic frequencies. The result is exceptionally low distortion levels and a smooth, natural sound.

  • Aramid Fiber Interlaced Injection Molded Polypropylene (IMPP)

Polypropylene (PP) is a tough thermoplastic resin, ideal material for a speaker cone. The low mass and high damping of a PP cone generate good sensitivity and low distortion. However, polypropylene cones lack the rigidity and strength required for high output and extreme low bass. To resolve this, Pioneer engineers used advanced Computer-Aided Manufacturing to develop a process to blend aramid fibers into the polypropylene resin during the injection molding process. The resulting aramid fiber interlaced IMPP cone is ultra-thin and low mass with high rigidity and superior strength, built to produce natural, detailed sound with deep and powerful bass.

  • Compact Swivel Tweeter with Tri-Position Mounting Kit

The D component speakers utilize the same unique swivel mount as the Z component speakers to ensure optimal tweeter placement and a superior listening experience.

The D full range speakers are designed with a universal woofer basket to expand installation flexibility for maximum bass and sound quality.

D speakers (available in October; all prices SRP):

  • TS-D69C 6 x 9" 2-Way Component System ($250.00)
  • TS-D65C 6.5" 2-Way Component System ($240.00)
  • TS-D69F 6 x 9" 2-Way Coaxial System ($230.00)
  • TS-D65F 6.5" 2-Way Coaxial System ($200.00)
  • TS-D68F 6 x 8" 2-Way Coaxial System ($210.00)

D Subwoofers – Forceful, Deep, Defined

The D subwoofer is a culmination of Pioneer technologies. Combining bass quality and bass quantity with high power handling and installation flexibility to produce deep, powerful and accurate bass.  It delivers excellent performance in both acoustic suspension (sealed), and bass reflex (ported) enclosures. With the D subwoofer, the driver and passengers feel the music rather than just listen to it.

  • Aramid Fiber Interlaced IMPP

The same aramid fiber interlaced IMPP developed by Pioneer for the D speaker cones is also an ideal material for subwoofer cones. Its use in the D subwoofers results in cones that are incredibly strong with low mass, high rigidity and superior strength to produce deep, powerful and undistorted bass.

  • Butyl Rubber Surround

Made of a specially blended, highly durable and moisture resistant compound, butyl rubber keeps the cone moving in a linear direction, seals the cone to the basket and quickly dampens cone vibration once the signal has changed or stopped. This results in less distortion and superior frequency response.

  • Large Diameter Voice Coil and Double Stacked Magnets

A subwoofer motor structure consists of the voice coil and magnet assembly. Increasing the diameter and length of the voice coil provides greater control of the woofer cone and higher power handling; however, to take full advantage, the magnet must also be increased both in magnetic power and physical size. The D subwoofer uses an oversized 4-layer voice coil and high energy double stacked magnets (TS-D12D4/TS-D12D2 use oversized 74.1 oz. double stacked magnets, TS-D10D4/TS-D10D2 use 56.4 oversized double stacked magnets) to increase the overall power handling and SPL output with no sacrifice in sound quality.

D subwoofers (available in October; all prices SRP):

  • TS-D12D4 12" Dual 4 ohm voice coil ($260.00)
  • TS-D12D2 12" Dual 2 ohm voice coil ($260.00)
  • TS-D10D4 10" Dual 4 ohm voice coil ($240.00)
  • TS-D10D2 10" Dual 2 ohm voice coil ($240.00)

For more information on Pioneer’s entire line of Z and D automotive loudspeakers visit-

Every year the Car Electronics Division of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. kicks off the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas by honoring its top three distributors in the United States, rewarding them for the past year’s accomplishments.  “2015 Distributor of the Year” went to Audio America, Audio Electronics Distributing, and S.O.S. Associates for their outstanding service and dedication in helping Pioneer achieve its business goals.  Among the three awarded, S.O.S. Associates was also honored with the prestigious “Overall Distributor of the Year Award.”

Pioneer evaluates distributors on overall sales, accurate monthly sales and inventory (S&I), execution of dealer agreements, assistance with dealer programs, speedy distribution of information to dealers, management and trainings, and commitment to customer service.  The three distributors recognized consistently excel and deliver in these categories.

“We work with a great bunch of people and we’re excited to be able to recognize their hard work.  Our distributors deserve recognition for helping Pioneer succeed and we want to focus attention on the top performers in the field and say thank you for their commitment to our business.  Congratulations to Audio America, Audio Electronics Distributing, and S.O.S. Associates,” said Kevan Morris, executive vice president of sales for the Car Electronics Division of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.

Pioneer also honored internal employees for their hard work and dedication to the company.  Harry Kroll, senior national training manager for the Car Electronics Division, received the “Corporate Leader of the Year” award for his work, having trained Pioneer employees, dealers and distributor network for more than 26 years.    

Nick Czupek, district sales manager (DSM) for the Car Electronics Division, was presented with the “DSM of the Year Award.” Czupek covers the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois, providing excellent service to the accounts in his territory.  Czupek won this prestigious title once before in the nine years he has been with the company.

For 2015, Pioneer created a new award for internal “Sales Leader of the Year” to acknowledge outstanding sales performance during the year that has helped the company achieve its sales goals. The first employee to win the award is Nina Contreras, who has been with the company for 24 years and was selected as the winner for the strong relationships she has built with Pioneer’s customers, as well as her daily work helping the DSMs with orders and facilitating communication between the DSMs and corporate management. 

Designed to utilize the touchscreen, processing power and network connectivity of the smartphone while physically providing an in-dash smartphone mounting solution, the SPH-10BT is a unique and innovative solution to create a smarter driving experience

LAS VEGAS--()--CES – Booth #3902 – Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. today introduced the SPH-10BT, a single-DIN in-dash digital media receiver designed for seamless connectivity and in-vehicle entertainment. With direct access buttons to initiate specific functions or commands, synchronized illumination and compatibility with Pioneer Smart Sync, the SPH-10BT represents Pioneer’s continued efforts to integrate the power and features of the smartphone into automotive aftermarket products.

The SPH-10BT also includes a built-in, rotatable smartphone cradle, a first for Pioneer, designed to provide a secure mounting solution1 and fully integrate the smartphone with the in-dash receiver. Once placed in this cradle, the user’s smartphone becomes visually combined with the SPH-10BT, revolutionizing the user experience.

Pioneer Smart Sync transforms compatible iPhone® or Android® smartphones into a high-resolution LCD in-dash display for Pioneer Smart Sync driving functions when paired with select Bluetooth®-enabled Pioneer audio and digital media receivers, including the SPH-10BT. This powerful combination provides both a larger display for the user interface and touch control for simpler and more intuitive control of the in-dash receiver.

“The single-DIN chassis size is almost universal, with the ability to be installed in both older and newer vehicles. However, given its compact size, a single-DIN receiver often lacks a large touchscreen or the ability to integrate well with the smartphone,” said Ted Cardenas, vice president of marketing for Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “The SPH-10BT offers a very unique solution by integrating the smartphone both electronically and physically.”

The SPH-10BT is also compatible with Pioneer’s ND-PS1 rear parking sensors. When connected with the sensors installed in the rear vehicle bumper2, the SPH-10BT provides audible object warnings and visual indicators on both the in-dash receiver and the Pioneer Smart Sync app.



  • Integrated smartphone cradle
  • Anti-theft detachable panel
  • Six hard-key buttons providing access to favorite functions:
    • Source Change – to switch between music sources
    • Voice Control – for quick and easy commands while driving
    • Navigation – for direct access to your favorite navigation apps
    • Messages – one-touch access to read out incoming messages
    • Phone Book – to make and receive calls via Bluetooth
    • Pioneer Smart Sync – launch and navigate back to the app
  • Customizable UI – Personalize the look and feel of the receiver to match your mood
  • MIXTRAX – Keep the party going with a non-stop mix of your music library complete with DJ-inspired effects and club-style illumination


  • Bluetooth Compatibility – Built-in Bluetooth wireless connectivity for convenient hands-free calling and music streaming with compatible Bluetooth enabled devices.
    • HFP 1.6 with Wideband Speech – Hands Free Profile (HFP) 1.6 produces significantly better sound quality for wireless conversations by increasing the frequency bandwidth dedicated to voice calling (now 50Hz - 7kHz) and doubling the sampling frequency (now 16kHz). The result is clearer and more distinct sound for both the user and the call recipient.
    • Music Library Browsing over Bluetooth (AVRCP 1.5) – Users can search album content over the Bluetooth wireless connection. iPhone owners can search through their playlists, artists, songs, and genres over Bluetooth. For Android smartphones enabled with Media Transfer Protocol (MTP), users can browse through folders containing media through folder type and browse in media content folders. The smartphone device must be compatible with AVRCP 1.4 profile or newer to access Bluetooth Audio Browsing.
  • USB Connectivity
    • Quick charge for Android
  • Rear-parking sensor input – For use with Pioneer’s optional ND-PS1 rear parking sensors


  • FLAC - Enjoy lossless digital audio files in your vehicle with playback output at CD quality, without the need to convert.
  • 31-Band EQ when used with the Pioneer Smart Sync app, 13-Band EQ when used without a smartphone.

The SPH-10BT will be available in February with a suggested price of $150.

1 Before driving, ensure that the smartphone is mounted securely so it does not separate from the mounting device during a sudden stop. Do not use the built-in holder if it is difficult to securely attach your smartphone or if bad road conditions could cause the smartphone to separate or fall.
2 For professional installation in vehicles with non-metal bumpers.

Warning: Read the operation manual as well as all instructions and cautions before use. Pay attention to the road, limit glances to the device, and do not use any feature if it cannot be operated both safely and legally in your location and environment. Distracted driving may result in serious injury, including death.

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Blogs.GSMArena -- Pioneer has launched the first Apple CarPlay enabled car audio system in the Indian market. The AVIC – F970BT has a 6.2-inch multi-touch display and can pair with your iPhone 5 and above to access functions such as Siri, voice navigation, music playback, calls, and messaging on your phone through the audio system display.

In case you are not aware, CarPlay is a new standard from Apple for car audio systems that allows them to seamlessly integrate with your iPhone and access the aforementioned functionality through your audio system’s display. All you have to do is plug in your iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6, or 6 Plus running iOS 7.1 and above into the system and you’re good to go. You can either use the display on the system or your voice to control the features hands-free while driving.

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For a limited time, Pioneer is offering up to $100 Visa prepaid card rebate for the purchase of a NEX or AppRadio® 4 receivers. Customers can take advantage of this opportunity at participating retailers.

For details on the Connect Smart rebate offer or to submit a rebate claim, customers can visit                         

The Connect Smart Rebate promotion will run from June 1- August 31, 2015.                                         

Rebate Offer:                                                                      

     $100 Visa Prepaid Gift Card                                                  

       AppRadio 4 (SPH-DA120)                                                      



       $75 Visa Prepaid Gift Card                                                  





Purchase must be from Authorized Pioneer Dealers or Authorized Online Dealers.    

Rebate claim must be postmarked by September 30, 2015.

4-3-2017 -- Pioneer Electronics has partnered with Specialty Marketing for distribution services on the East Coast. 

Pioneer has awarded Specialty the authorized territory of Virginia, District of Columbia, Maryland, Delaware, Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Upstate New York, Metro New York and Long Island. 

Pioneer Electronics (USA) has unveiled its new 2016 line of in-dash multimedia DVD receivers designed for today’s music and technology-loving consumers. The nine new models, AVH-180DVD, AVH-280BT, AVH-X1800S, AVH-X2800BS, AVH-X3800BHS, AVH-X4800BS, and AVH-X5800BHS double-DIN receivers, and AVH-X6800DVD and AVH-X7800BT single-DIN receivers, offer a range of entertainment and connectivity options including a new clear resistive touchscreen, advanced Bluetooth® connectivity with enhanced features like Dual Device Connection and Music Library Browsing over Bluetooth, Siri® Eyes Free, Spotify® as a dedicated A/V source, Pandora® with station presets and station creation, and FLAC file playback1.

“Today’s consumers want access to their favorite music in the car combined with the latest connectivity and communications features,” said Ted Cardenas, vice president of marketing for the Car Electronics Division of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “With the addition of the extremely popular digital music service Spotify and FLAC file playback compatibility on our new line of multimedia DVD receivers, Pioneer continues to expand the music-listening options available to drivers.”

  • BLUETOOTH WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY – The AVH-X2800BS, AVH-X3800BHS, AVH-X4800BS, AVH-X5800BHS and AVH-X7800BT feature built-in Bluetooth2 wireless capability for convenient hands-free calling as well as music streaming with compatible Bluetooth enabled devices. The Bluetooth models also feature Bluetooth Dual Device Connection for full-time connection of two smartphone devices at the same time. The feature enables a call to be picked up by either of the paired phones, eliminating the need to pair and unpair devices.
    • HFP 1.6 Wideband Speech – Hands Free Profile (HFP) 1.6 significantly increases the frequency bandwidth dedicated to voice calling (now 50Hz - 7kHz) and doubles the sampling frequency (now 16kHz) to produce significantly better sound quality for wireless conversations. Both the caller and call recipient experience clearer and more distinct sound.
    • Music Library Browsing over Bluetooth (AVRCP 1.5) – Users can now search album content over a wireless connection. iPhone devices can use Bluetooth to search through playlists, artists, songs, and genres. For Android® smartphones enabled with Media Transfer Protocol (MTP), users can browse through media folders via folder type. The smartphone device must be compatible with AVRCP 1.4 profile or newer to access Bluetooth Audio Browsing.
  • SIRI EYES FREE – Pioneer DVD models with Bluetooth enable users of iPhone 4s and above to access Siri Eyes Free3 with the simple press of a key. Siri Eyes Free allows users to make calls, select and play music, hear and compose text messages, get mapping information, listen to notifications, listen to calendar information and add reminders by voice.


  • SPOTIFY (All models except AVH-180DVD and AVH-280BT) – New for 2016 is the ability to control content from the Spotify app on iPhone and Android devices as a dedicated source on the receivers. Listeners can now play, pause and skip tracks using the Pioneer controls, and with a few taps, it is just as easy to browse playlists, albums and radio stations on the go. Premium4 users enjoy ad-free, high quality music that always keeps playing, even when there is no connection. Spotify on the new receivers works over Bluetooth for Android devices and Bluetooth or USB cable for the iPhone.
  • USB CONNECTIVITY – When connected to an iPhone, iPod, portable USB drive or compatible Android device via the USB port, users can use basic controls (Play/Pause/FF/Rev/Random/Repeat) and display track, artist and album information. Android devices must run OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or newer with Android Media Transfer Protocol.
  • PANDORA STATION CREATION and STATION PRESETS (AVH-1800S, AVH-X2800BS, AVH-X3800BHS, AVH-X4800BS, AVH-X5800BHS) – With station creation on Pandora, listeners can effortlessly explore and discover new music using an iPhone (physical USB connection required) or Android smartphone. While listening to Pandora on the receiver, listeners can create a station based on the currently playing artist or track by simply touching a dedicated button on the screen. New for the 2016 DVD models, Pandora enables listeners to store their personalized stations on six presets for easy access on the receiver. Pioneer is the first car aftermarket manufacturer to offer this feature.
  • SIRIUSXM® RADIO CONNECTIVITY (AVH-1800S, AVH-X2800BS, AVH-X3800BHS, AVH-X4800BS AVH-X5800BHS) – Five double DIN models are SiriusXM compatible with the SXV300 SiriusXM Vehicle Connect Tuner (sold separately, SiriusXM subscription required). The SiriusXM Vehicle Connect Tuner offers a simple, cost-effective solution for adding satellite radio, and Pioneer's receivers include the Tune Start™, Tune Scan™, Tune Mix and Sports Flash features.
  • HD RADIO® TECHNOLOGY – For high quality audio broadcasts, the AVH-X5800BHS and AVH-X3800BHS feature a built-in HD Radio tuner, providing clear digital reception of HD Radio and additional multi-casting programming on HD1, HD2 and HD3 broadcasts from participating radio stations across the country.

First introduced on Pioneer’s popular line of Networked Entertainment eXperience in-dash receivers, the entire line of 2016 DVD receivers features a new clear resistive touchscreen that provides brighter, more vibrant colors and increased touch sensitivity, making it more responsive than traditional resistive touch panels. All models (expect for the AVH-180DVD and AVH-280BT) also offer FLAC file playback capability at up to 48kHz/24bit high resolution CD-quality audio playback.


  • High power MOSFET 50W x 4
  • All models except AVH-180DVD and AVH-280BT
    • Compatibility with Pioneer’s AVIC-U260 outboard navigation system (sold separately)
    • 13 band Graphic Equalizer with touch panel swipe setting and built-in high/low pass crossover with adjustable points and slopes
    • Built in Auto EQ and Time Alignment provides customized audio adjustments for the driver
      Advanced Sound Retriever®
  • The AVH-X3800BHS and AVH-X5800BHS offer two camera inputs for increased safety and convenience. The first input is dedicated for a backup camera (sold separately) and the second input can be used for additional assistance for driving, towing, or parking.
  • AVH-X6800DVD and AVH-X7800BT and single-DIN models feature motorized 7-inch touchscreen displays and detachable face security

For more information on the new line visit

Pioneer’s multimedia DVD receivers will be available in November with suggested retail prices of: $230 (AVH-180DVD), $280 (AVH-280BT), $280 (AVH-X1800S), $330 (AVH-X2800BS), $380 (AVH-X3800BHS), $430 (AVH-X4800BS), $480 (AVH-X5800BHS), $450 (AVH-X6800DVD) and $500 (AVH-X7800BT).

1-10-2018 -- Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. today debuts two prototype in-dash multimedia receivers, future additions to its popular NEX lineup, the double-DIN 7” LCD AVIC-W8400NEX and AVH-W4400NEX. Designed to showcase the future of wireless connectivity and smart home integration, Pioneer and a Google Brand Ambassador are teaming up to demonstrate Android Auto Wireless and Google Assistant, now available on Android Auto™ at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018. 

“Our future NEX multimedia receivers represent our next major implementation of smartphone connectivity,” said Ted Cardenas, vice president of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “Android Auto Wireless provides all the features and functionality of Android Auto with the added convenience and simplicity of a wireless connection.  Google Assistant, now on Android Auto, lets drivers keep their hands on the wheel and use voice actions to manage tasks while staying focused on the road.”

Android Auto is a simpler way to use the Android® platform in the car. With larger touch targets, a simplified interface, and easy-to-use voice actions, it's designed to minimize distraction with driver safety in mind.1 Android Auto Wireless eliminates the need for users to consciously plug in and connect, providing the additional convenience of simply leaving their phone in their pocket, bag or wherever they carry their Android device.

Google Assistant lets the user have a conversation with Google to get things done in his or her world. Google Assistant works with more than 1,000 smart devices from more than 150 popular brands, making it easy to control things around the user’s house just by voice. Google Assistant meets users where they are, on the phone, at home and now in the car.

In 2015, Pioneer was the first aftermarket manufacturer to integrate Android Auto capability in its in-dash receivers. Pioneer’s integration of Android Auto in both the currently available line-up and future products enhance the feature’s functionality and improves the overall user experience:

·         For greater sound quality, each unit comes with a microphone that makes it easier to pick up the commands of the driver or passenger and all answers are pumped out of the car speakers.

·         In addition to saying “Hey Google” out loud, users also have the option to access Hey Google three more ways, hitting the hard home key of the unit, tapping on the microphone of the Android Auto user interface, or tapping on the voice assistance via the steering wheel controls.

·         Advanced sound reproduction options to enhance listening experience:

o    Built-in Auto EQ and Auto Time Alignment provide customized audio adjustments for the driver2

Multi-band Graphic Equalizer with touch panel swipe setting and built-in high/low pass crossover with expanded adjustable crossover points and slopes

o    Advanced Sound Retriever®

·         7-inch LCD touchscreens makes accessing and controlling Android Auto icons simpler, and maps and navigation is easier to view 

For more information on Pioneer’s current line of Android Auto capable models please visit-

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