6.1" LCD Touchscreen Monitor: The Pioneer
AVIC-6000NEX features a 6.1" TFT Active Matrix, 16:9 widescreen touchscreen
display. The resolution of the display is 800 x 480 (RGB), for a total of
1,152,000 pixels. The touchscreen display allows you to control this unit and a
connected component such as an iPod/iPhone or Android smartphone.
Menus appear on screen for making function choices, audio adjustments, and
setting up the system.
- Favorites: You can register the desired menu items on
the AVIC-6000NEX's "Favorites" menu screen. Registering your favorite menu
items allows you to quickly jump to the registered menu item by a simple
touch on the favorites menu. Up to 12 menu items can be registered as a
- OSD + Backgrounds: The color of the on-screen display
can be set to red, amber, green, blue or white. The background display can
be selected from 8 different preset displays for the AV Operation screen and
5 different preset displays for the Top Menu screen. In addition, you can
change the background display to other images imported from an external USB
or SD/SDHC device.
- Widescreen Modes: You can choose from the following
widescreen modes when playing back video - Full (4:3 picture is enlarged in
the horizontal direction only; enabling you to enjoy a 4:3 picture without
any omissions), Zoom (4:3 picture is enlarged in the same proportion both
vertically and horizontally; ideal for a 16:9 screen), Normal (4:3 picture
is displayed as it is).
- Picture Adjustments: You can store numerous video
settings for the head unit's video source and rear-view camera; including
brightness (adjusts the black intensity), contrast (adjusts contrast) color
(adjusts color saturation), temperature (adjust the color temperature), and
Dimmer (adjusts brightness).
- Dimmer: To prevent the display from being too bright at
night, the display is automatically dimmed when the car's headlights are
turned on. The automatic dimmer function only works when the orange/white
illumination wire in the wiring harness is connected to the vehicle's
Note: The unit offers English, Chinese, French, Portuguese,
and Spanish text.
Start-Up Time: The Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX will turn on to the
last source selected or the navigation screen. The unit has a start-up time of
approximately 12.7 seconds from OFF to the last Source selected, or a start-up
of approximately 35.3 seconds from OFF to the Navigation screen.
Front-Panel Control w/ Custom Illumination: In addition to
the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons along the left edge of the screen. The color of the button illumination can be set to
red, amber, green, blue, white, or scan (constantly cycling through the color
spectrum). You can also create a custom color to match your vehicle's interior
lighting (112 colors to choose from).
Detachable Security: The Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX's front-panel
controls can be detached from the chassis to deter theft (no protective case
provided). You can also enter a 5
to 16 character password that must be entered if the head unit is disconnected
MIXTRAX Illumination: MIXTRAX features a club-style
illumination that enhances the mood with a dynamic dance club-like lighting
effect. As MIXTRAX begins, lights start pulsing to the beat of the music, adding
an extra level of entertainment. You can choose among twelve patterns of
lighting variations from sound pressure level or low-pass synchronization modes.
The lighting effects work like a spectrum analyzer, reaching peak colors based
on the intensity of the music.
Parking Brake Interlock: This unit has a parking brake
interlock system that prohibits viewing of video programming and operating
certain controls when the vehicle is in motion. In order to watch video on the
in-dash monitor, the vehicle must be stopped with the parking brake engaged. The
head unit's light green wire must be connected to your vehicle's parking brake
detection circuit. The head unit's touchscreen will display "Attention! Viewing
of front seat video source while driving is strictly prohibited", if you try to
watch a video when your vehicle is in motion.
2-DIN Chassis: The Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX has a 2-DIN chassis
(also known as "Double-DIN"), and will fit in many vehicles
with a large dash opening. The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets.
There is also an optional double-DIN sleeve
(130ADTV133, sold separately) available for this unit that will allow you to
Euro-mount or custom mount the Pioneer head unit in your vehicle. As always, please consult Crutchfield's
Outfit My Car to verify fit with your vehicle.
HERE Navigation: The AVIC-6000NEX offers a comprehensive map
database from HERE covering the entire United States (including Alaska &
Hawaii), Canada, and Puerto Rico enabling users to route to millions of
destinations; including 7.9 Million points of interest (POIs). The map database
is stored on the head unit's built in 8GB flash memory. Map updates via a
microSD memory card will be available at later date.
Note: Car navigation maps are frequently updated. While this
database was judged to be as accurate as possible at the time of its release, a
map database can never be 100% accurate. Road information that is maintained in
the map databases, such as turn restrictions or road names may change over time.
GPS Technology: The AVIC-6000NEX accurately measures your
current location by the Global Positioning System, a network of satellites
orbiting the earth to give you time and position information. The accuracy of
the GPS information depends upon how good the reception is. The unit has a
built-in GPS receiver with a magnetic antenna included. The AVIC-6000NEX also
features a speed sensing cable for better accuracy of your vehicle's movement;
this wire should always be connected to your vehicle's speed detection circuit.
Note: The navigation receiver took approximately 10.1 seconds
to calculate directions from Virginia to California. It only took 7.7 seconds to
calculate directions from Virginia to Maryland. These tests were done inside the
Crutchfield Lab of the Crutchfield Headquarters. Results will vary based on
length of calculated route and your surrounding area.
Real-Time Traffic Updates: Partnering with Clear Channel
Broadcasting's Total Traffic Network, the built-in traffic tuner provides
real-time traffic data for over 90 major cities in North America, including US
and Canada. Check your commute route in advance or re-route to your destination
to avoid traffic congestion. There is no subscription cost and no annoying
- Road segments affected by traffic incidents are displayed with an
alternate color on the map and small symbols above the road show the nature
of the incident.
- When traffic information that may affect your route is receive, this
system will warn you that it is recalculating the route and navigation will
continue with a new route that is optimal considering the most up-to-date
AVICSYNC App (Future
Availability): With Pioneer's free AVICSYNC app and a connected
iPhone (4 and newer) or Android smartphone (Galaxy series), users can access
connected services that include traffic, local search, weather, gas prices and
more, with key information/icons overlaid on the existing map screen information
(subscription(s) required). With the AVICSYNC app, users have up-to-date and
current information offering the benefits of the Latest Map Guarantee (LMG),
where map data that becomes available within 90 days of the first use is updated
on the receiver. It also includes highly accurate and the fast live traffic
updates (every two minutes) from its High Density (HD) Traffic feature.
On-Screen Map: The Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX displays a real-time moving map
illustrating your current position and intended route. It will show map scale
and geographic details such as lakes, rivers, highways, buildings, and towns.
Your route is marked with a green line, while your vehicle is indicated by a red
arrow on the screen, and checkered flag marks your destination. As you travel
the AVIC-6000NEX guides to your destination with arrows on the map and
directions at the top of the screen. The map screen will also indicate the
distance to your next maneuver. During your calculated route, distance to your
final destination, timed need to reach the final destination, and estimated
arrival time are all displayed on-screen. You can adjust the following map
- 2D/3D Map Mode: The Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX allows you to
view its on-screen map in a 2D (two-dimensional) or 3D (three-dimensional)
view. 2D View displays a normal two-dimensional map with North or your
direction at the top of map screen. Similar to paper road maps, the 2D mode,
shows you streets, roads, and elevation by color. In 3D mode, your direction
is at the top of the map screen and you can see the altitude and elevations
differences. You can distinguish between valleys, mountains, and elevated
roads. In selected cities 3D landmarks and 3D buildings are also displayed.
- Color Mode: You can switch between daytime and
nighttime color modes or let the head unit's software switch between the two
mode automatically a few minutes before sunrise and a few minutes after
Note: The on-screen map offers Smart Zoom. When you approach a turn, the map
will zoom in and raise the view angle to let you easily recognize your maneuver
at the next junction. If the turn is at a distance, it will zoom out and lower
the view angle to be flat so you can see the road in front of you.
Lane Guidance & Signposts: The Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX's
navigation map offers helpful lane information and signpost guidance, along with
- Lane Guidance: When navigation on multilane roads, it
is important to take the appropriate lane in order to follow the recommended
route. If lane information is available in the map data, the map screen will
display the lanes and their directions using small arrows at the bottom of
the map. High lighted arrows represent the lanes you need to take.
- Signposts: Where additional information is available,
signposts substitute arrows. Signposts are displayed at the top of the map.
The color and style of the signposts are similar to the real ones you can
see above the road or by the roadside, They show the available destinations
and the number of the road the lane leads to.
- Junction View: If you are approaching a freeway exit or
a complex intersection and the needed information exists, the map is
replaced with a 3D view of the junction. The lanes you need to take are
displayed with arrows. Signposts can also be present, if information is
- Exit Services: While navigation a route, you can find
gas, food, lodging, and restrooms near upcoming exits along major highways
- Tunnel View: When entering a tunnel, the map is
replaced with a generic tunnel image so that surface roads and buildings
cannot distract you.
Audible Alerts: The Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX offers various
audible alerts and functions to help you get to your destination safely.
- Voice Guidance (Text-to-Speech): In addition to graphical
on-screen directions and maps, the AVIC-6000NEX provides voice guidance and
turn-by-turn directions. You can choose a male or female voice in English,
French, or Spanish. Some of the voices are capable of text-to-speech, announcing
the street names along with the turn directions. You can adjust the the voice
guidance volume independently from the head unit's main volume.
- Safety Alert: This function can warn you when you
approach road safety cameras, school zones, or railroad crossings (if
available). You can also add your own alert points. Beeps or the spoken type
of alert will be heard when you are approaching of these points.
- Speed Limit Warning: Some maps may contain information
about the speed limits of certain road segments. The AVIC-6000NEX provides
an audible warning if you exceed the recommended speed limit.
Note: The unit will mute the audio of the
other sources during navigation voice-prompts.
Where Am I?: This screen contains information about the
current position (or approximately the last known position if GPS reception is
not available) and a button to search for POIs and emergency assistance nearby.
Destination Search: The Destination Menu offers search tools
to find your destination and play your route.
||Select a point on the map for your
destination by touching the screen.
||Input your destination address by
house number, street, and city (or county).
||Search over 7.9 million
POIs (points-of interest) by name, near you current location, near
your destination, or around a city.
Home & Work)
||You can save your favorite addresses
and POIs for quicker access the next time you are traveling. You can
also save your Home and Work address in your favorites.
|History & Smart History
||The places that you have set as
destinations in the past are automatically stored for easier access.
Smart History suggest these previously used locations as
destinations based on your navigation habits, using parameters like
the current time of day, the day of week, and the current location.
||You can enter search keywords to find
addresses, favorite places, recent destination, and POIs.
||Allows you to search your destination
by longitude and latitude values.
Note: Your vehicle must be stopped and the parking brake
will need to be engaged to enable certain navigation functions; such as
Address search and Coordinates.
Route Calculation: The Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX calculates your
route based on your Vehicle Type, Route Method, and Avoidances.
- Vehicle Type: You select what type of vehicle you are
driving, so the navigation unit can determine the best route based on your
vehicle type (Car, Truck, Emergency, Bus, or Taxi).
- Route Method: You can choose which route method
(Fastest, Shortest, Green, Economical, or Easy) the navigation unit should
use when calculating your route.
- Fastest: give a quick route, if you can travel at
or near the speed limit on all roads. Usually the best section for fast
and normal cars
- Shortest: gives a route that has the smallest total
distance of all possible routes. It can be practical for slow vehicles
- Economical: combines the benefits of Fast and
Short; calculates as if it were calculating the Fast route, but it takes
other roads as well to save fuel
- Easy: results in a route with fewer turns and no
- Avoidances: You can tell the navigation unit to avoid
certain types of roads along your calculated route, such as - Highways,
Tolls, Carpool/HOV, Unpaved Roads, and/or Ferries.
Detours & Alternatives: You can select "Route
Alternative" to see the turn-list and map screen of four routes
(Fastest/Shortest/Economical/Easy) with the selected route planning
parameters, giving you the option to select which route to take. You can
also choose to Detour around the road ahead, avoid a specific road, or around a
section of the route.
Router Planner: The Route Planner feature lets you built your route
usign the list of destinations you have chosen. You can modify the list as you
like (adding or removing a destination (waypoint), changing a final destination,
or setting a new starting position.
Itinerary w/ Route Simulation: The Itinerary page displays
turn-by-turn instructions for your entire route and the distance between turns.
You can preview all the route information and simulate travel along a projected
Auto Reroute: If you depart from the original route, the navigation system
recalculates the route and provides new directions.
Trip Monitor: The Trip Monitor contains useful information about your
trip. This information can be saved manually when you reach your destination or
automatically along your route. Trip log data includes; Start/End Time,
Avg./Max. Speed, Total/Driving/Stopped Time, Total Distance, and Min./Max.
Off-Road Navigation: The difference between the on-road and
off-road modes is the navigation itself. When you are on the Map screen with an
off-road route, your position and heading is not aligned with the nearest road
and there is no turn by turn navigation; just a recommended direction. You see a
straight line drawn between your current position and the next destination to
reach. The Turn Preview field in the top left corner shows an arrow with your
bearing and the distance of the next destination.
Bluetooth Technology (powered by Parrot): The AVIC-6000NEX is
equipped with built-in Bluetooth ver. 3.0 (powered by Parrot), allowing you to
make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream
music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In
order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth
compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible
with the following Bluetooth Profiles:
- Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.6 (Hands Free Profile),
OPP 1.1 (Object Push Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
- Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.3 (Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile), AVRCP 1.4 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some
Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may
not support all features when used with the Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX.
SPP (Secure Simple Pairing): With Secure Simple Pairing
(SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the AVIC-6000NEX without
having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. When a registered
Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection
function automatically pairs the two units. Up to 3 Bluetooth-compatible devices
can be registered to this head unit; only one device can be used at a time.
Hands-Free Communication (w/ External Mic): The AVIC-6000NEX
supports wireless hands-free communication (HFP/OPP/PBAB) for your Bluetooth
enabled mobile phone. Thanks to the latest Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.6) with
wideband speech capability, the AVIC-6000NEX provides more natural sound quality
and details during wireless calls. The head unit will display the caller's
information and an audible ring tone will be heard through your vehicle's
speaker during an incoming call. You can manually answer an incoming call or
have the unit automatically answer the call. The AVIC-6000NEX allows you to carry
on a phone conversation from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone using the head
unit's external microphone and your car audio speakers. During a conversation
you can adjust the volume, as well as switch between the Private Mode (talking
directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode. Using the AVIC-6000NEX, you
can dial a phone number in one of the following ways:
- Entering a Phone Number: You can make a call by
entering the phone number using the head unit's touchscreen keypad (0-9, *,
#, +, C).
- Speed (Preset) Dialing: You can easily store up to six
phone numbers as presets for speed dialing.
- Phone Book (w/ alphabet search): The phone book (up to
800 contacts) in your Bluetooth enabled cellular phone will be transferred
automatically when the phone is paired to this unit. After finding the
number you want to call in the phone book from the head unit, you can select
the entry and make the call. If a lot of numbers are registered in the phone
book, you can search for a phone number by the contact person's name
- Call Log: The most recent calls dialed, received,
and missed are stored in memory. You can browse them and call numbers from
Note: All Bluetooth phone functions are available with our without
the parking brake engaged.
Wireless Audio Streaming (w/ Advanced Music Navigation): The
Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control
(AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The head unit can
stream music stored on your Bluetooth enabled device or music apps you have
downloaded on your device. In addition to basic playback functions (Play/Pause,
FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat), the AVIC-6000NEX lets you browse your stored music
by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, etc.. (AVRCP 1.4 phones only). The head unit
will also display your music's song information; such as Artist name and
Song/Album title. (app must also support). When an incoming call or outgoing
call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming
will be paused so you can take your call.
Siri Eyes-Free Control: When paired and connected with an
iPhone with Siri (iOS 6.1+) via Bluetooth, the Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX has the
ability to access Siri through its touchscreen and external microphone for "Siri
Eyes-Free" functionality. When activated, Siri voice prompts play through the
vehicle's speakers and the user's commands and questions are received and
transmitted to the receiver using the external microphone. Siri Eyes-Free
provides access to many iPhone Siri functions such as music selection, making
phone calls, and audible navigation (map will be displayed on iPhone); as well
as listening to text messages, calendar information, and reminders. The head
unit's touchscreen monitor will only indicate hands-free calling and song/artist
information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the Pioneer
AVIC-6000NEX; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).
Note: Your iPhone with Siri can be connected via Bluetooth
and USB simultaneously. You can only access stored music using Siri when the
head unit's source is iPod or Bluetooth Audio. All other Siri functions can
be accessed from any source. The head unit's audio is muted while Siri
provides audible voice prompts.
Compatible Discs: The unit has a front-loading disc-slot to
make loading your disc easier, because there is no panel to slide or fold-down. The AVIC-6000NEX supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, CD-Audio, and CD-R/RW discs with music, video, and photo files.
Dual USB Ports: The unit's two rear-panel USB (type-A) ports
and 58" USB extension cable allows you to connect USB Mass Storage Class (MSC)
or USB Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) compliant devices; such as your Android
smartphone, portable digital audio player, or USB thumbdrive. The USB port
enables playback & control of music, video, and photo files stored on your
portable USB MSC device and music only on your USB MTP device through the
Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX. USB devices that can be charged via USB will be charged
when plugged into the navigation receiver's USB port (1.6A) and the vehicle's ignition
switch is set to ACC or On.
Note: The unit's rear-panel USB port supports Android OS
4.0+ (Ice Cream Sandwich/Jelly Bean) as a Media Transfer Protocol (MTP)
device. It also supports Android OS 2.2+ (Froyo/Gingerbread) as a Mass
Storage Class (MSC) device; as of 3/31/2014. The receiver does not support
Android OS 3.1+ (Honeycomb) or other Android operating systems not listed.
microSD Card Slot: The Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX features a
front-panel microSD card slot which will accept microSD (up to 2GB) and
microSDHC (up to 32GB) memory cards for playback of a variety of music, video,
and photo files.
Compatible Media Files: The Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX supports
the following types of audio, video, and photo files recorded onto a disc or
inserted USB device.
Disc: CD (-R/RW), DVD (-R/-RW/-R DL)
Flash Memory: USB (MSC/MTP), microSD/SDHC
Level 1 or 2, Romeo, Joliet, UDF
Playable File Types
MP3: 8-320kbps bit
rate; 16-48kHz sampling rates
WMA: 5-320kbps bit rate; 8-48kHz sampling rates
AAC: 8-320kbps bit rate; 8-44.1kHz sampling rates
8-320kbps bit rate; 8-48kHz sampling rates
WMA: 5-320kbps bit rate; 8-48kHz sampling rates
AAC: 8-320kbps bit rate; 8-48kHz sampling rates
WAV: 8-/16-bit rate; 16-44.1k sampling rates
FLAC: 8-/16-bit rate; 16-44.1k sampling rates
720 x 576 max resolution; 4GB max file size
MPEG-1/2/4: 720 x 1280 max resolution; 4GB max file size
720 x 1280 max resolution; 4GB max file size
H.264: 400 x 240 max resolution; 4GB max file size
WMV: 400 x 240 max resolution; 4GB max file size
JPEG: max resolution of 8192 x 7680
Maximum # of Folders/Files
700 folders/999 files (700
folders/3,500 files for DVD)
||ID3 tags (ver.
1.0,/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA-tags, AAC-tags
Note: Videos and Photos can only be viewed when the
vehicle's parking brake is engaged.
Advanced Playback & Search Functions (for USB & microSD):
Advance playback functions include; Music Browsing which lets you browse your
USB & microSD/SDHC memory device's music library by Artist, Album, Song, or
Genre from the head unit in alphabetical order; and Link Play which allows you
to play songs related to the currently playing song. Link Play lets the head
unit create an album list of the currently playing artist, a song list of the
currently playing album, or an album list of the currently playing genre.
Parental Lock: This unit features an 8-level Parental Lock
system protected by a user-selected 4-digit password to prevent certain DVD's
from being played back on the AVIC-6000NEX.
Off Insert/Eject: A disc can be inserted or ejected with the
power off. When a disc is inserted with the power off, the unit will
automatically power up and begin playback. When you eject a disc, the unit will
automatically power off (unless you switch sources before ejecting the disc).
Installation Angle: Optimum disc playback performance is
obtained when the unit is installed at an angle of less than 30-degrees.
iPod Connectivity w/ DAC Bypass: The Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX
supports direct connection of your 30-pin or Lightning-connector iPod/iPhone
through its rear-panel USB port, HDMI input, RGB port, and 3.5mm jack. The
AVIC-6000NEX offers audio/video playback, music navigation, information display,
and charging of select Apple iPod/iPhone models. It also provides a special
AppRadio mode for iPhone 4/4S, iPhone and 5/5C/5S users which allows you
to access a variety of online music, navigation, and other helpful apps. The
AVIC-6000NEX allows your iPod/iPhone's music library to be loaded instantly to
the head unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 24-bit
D/A converter (bypassing iPod/iPhone DAC), allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio
up to 96dB.