Disc & USB Playback
AM/FM + Pandora Radio
Bluetooth Technology: The DEH-X4600BT is equipped with
built-in Bluetooth ver. 3.0, 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
- Hands-Free Communication: HFP (Hands Free Profile), HSP
(Head Set Profile), OPP (Object Push Profile), PBAB (Phone Book Access
- Audio Streaming: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile), AVRCP (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 DEH-X4600BT.
SPP + USB Pairing w/ Guest Mode: With Secure Simple Pairing
(SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the DEH-X4600BT without
having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings (your phone must
also support SSP). When your paired 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 paired to this head unit, but nly one
device can be used at a time. You can also pair your Apple iPhone by simply
connecting it to the Pioneer head unit via USB and following a single prompt on
the head unit's display. In addition, the DEH-X4600BT features "Guest Mode", which
allows you to add and replace a mobile device instantly to the receiver. Guest
Mode is a great feature for a family vehicle with multiple drivers or a driver
with multiple devices because it allows users to pair and delete devices easily
without a lengthy registration or deletion process.
Hands-Free Communication (w/ External Mic): The DEH-X4600BT supports wireless
hands-free communication (HFP/HSP/OPP/PBAB) for your Bluetooth enabled mobile
phone. 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 DEH-X4600BT 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 DEH-X4600BT, you can dial a phone number in
one of the following ways:
- Speed (Preset) Dialing: You can easily store up to six
phone numbers as presets for speed dialing.
- Phone Book: The phone book 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 alphabetically (A-Z).
- Call Log: The most recent calls dialed, received, and
missed are stored in memory. You can browse them and call numbers from these
Note: The external microphone provides better performance in
noisy environments than the integrated microphone found on the front-panel of
many aftermarket or factory radios. The microphone features a 13' cord that
plugs into the back of the radio, and comes with an adjustable visor-mount clip.
The microphone measures 0.475" (diameter) x 1.445" (depth). The unit is not
equipped with an integrated microphone.
Wireless Audio Streaming (with Song/Artist Info): The Pioneer DEH-X4600BT 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.
The DEH-X4600BT will be able to control basic playback features; Play, Pause, &
Skip Tracks (app must also support). 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
Disc & USB Playback
Compatible Discs: The
Pioneer DEH-X4600BT CD receiver supports playback of CD-Audio, CD-Text, CD-R, and CD-RW discs.
This unit can play MP3, WMA, and WAV files recorded on CD-R and CD-RW discs
Front-Panel USB Input (Android Compliant): The unit's front-panel USB (type-A)
port allows you to connect a USB Mass Storage Class (MSC) or USB Media Transfer
Protocol (MTP) compliant device; such
as your Android smartphone, portable digital audio player, or USB
thumbdrive. The USB port enables audio playback & control of MP3, WMA, and WAV
audio files stored on your portable USB MSC/MTP device through the Pioneer
DEH-X4600BT. USB devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the CD
receiver's USB port (1A) and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.
Note: The unit's front-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 8/27/2013. The receiver does not support Android
OS 3.1+ (Honeycomb) or other Android operating systems not listed.
MP3/WMA/WAV Playback: The Pioneer DEH-X4600BT supports the
following types of MP3/WMA/WAV files recorded onto CD-R/RW disc or loaded onto a USB
mass storage class device.
Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, Romeo, Long file name
Playable File Types
bit rate of 8-320 kbps w/ sampling rate of 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
WMA: bit rate of 48-320 kbps w/ sampling rate of 32, 44.1,
WAV: bit rate of 8- or 16-bit w/ sampling rate of 16-48kHz or
22.05-44.1kHz (not compatible w/ MTP)
Maximum # of Folders/Files
||99 folders/999 files
(ver.1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA tags
File/Track Name List: The Name List feature displays a list
of MP3/WMA albums and tracks on a loaded CD or connected USB device, so you can
easily access your music. Music files are listed first by Artist name, then by
Album name, and finally by Song title. The Name List will also display the list
of track titles on a CD Text disc.
Song/Artist Information: During MP3/WMA playback, the unit
displays any recorded ID3 Tag (ver. 1.x/2.x) and WMA Tag information; including
artist, song, and album name.
Playback Controls: The Pioneer CD receiver provides basic
operations like Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track, and
Repeat/Random for disc and USB device playback. When a compatible Android
smartphone is connected, the head unit will control music playback functions;
you will not be able to control your music from the smartphone.
Off Insert/Eject: A CD 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.
Auto Off Eject: When you eject a disc, the unit will
automatically power off (unless you switch sources before ejecting the disc).
Installation Angle: Optimum CD playback performance is
obtained when the unit is installed at an angle of less than 60-degrees.
iPod Direct Connection: The Pioneer DEH-X4600BT's
front-panel USB port can be used to connect your 30-pin dock connector or
Lightning-connector iPod/iPhone to the head unit. The DEH-X4600BT supports audio
playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of your compatible
- 30-Pin Dock Connector: If you have an older iPod/iPhone with a
30-pin dock connector, you can use Pioneer's dock connector-to-USB cable (130CDIU51,
sold separately) or the dock connector-to-USB cable that comes with your
Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the DEH-X4600BT.
- Lightning Connector: If you have a newer iPod/iPhone with the
Lightning-connector, you can use Pioneer's Lightning-to-USB cable
sold separately) or the Lightning-to-USB cable that came with
your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the DEH-X4600BT.
Note: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of current to
power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition
switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position (if your iPod/iPhone has no
initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it).
iPod Audio Playback w/ DAC Bypass: The USB
connection allows your iPod/iPhone's stored music to be loaded instantly to the
head unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 24-bit D/A
converter, allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 94dB. The Pioneer head
unit supports audio playback of stored music, podcasts, audiobooks, and music apps
on your iPod or iPhone. You can choose to operate your iPod/iPhone
through the head unit's front-panel controls, from its clickwheel/touchscreen,
or via a streamed app from your iPhone.
- Head Unit: From the head unit, you can browse your
iPod/iPhone's music library by Artist, Album, Song, Genre, Playlist,
Composer, Podcast, or Audiobook (your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or
touchscreen will be locked). Once you have selected a category, you can
search each category alphabetically. In addition, the head unit offers
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. You can also select Random
& Repeat functions for a certain song or specific folder.
The head unit will display your iPod/iPhone's stored
music file information; including Track number, Elapsed
playing time, and Song/Artist/Album name.
- iPod: In iPod mode, you can navigate the stored music
on your iPod/iPhone from its clickwheel or touchscreen, while still being
able to view song/artist information on the head unit's LCD.
- App Mode: App mode lets you listen to your favorite
music apps from your iPhone (iOS 5.0+) through the Pioneer head unit
and your vehicle's speakers. Not all apps will be compatible with App Mode
and App Mode will provide only limited (basic), if any, control over the
app. Available controls may include Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track.
The App's Name (i.e. "AUPEO!) and song/artist information will be displayed
on the head unit's LCD screen (when applicable, depending on app).
Siri Eyes-Free Functionality: When paired and connected with
an iPhone 4S or 5/5C/5S via Bluetooth, the Pioneer DEH-X4600BT has the ability
to access Siri through its front-panel controls and external microphone. iPhone 4S and iPhone 5/5C/5S users can take
advantage of Siri Eyes-Free functionality with a long-press of the 3-way rotary
dial on the
Pioneer receiver's front-panel. 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 4S/5/5C/5S
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 display will only indicate
hands-free calling and song/artist information (all other functions of Siri
are only audible through the Pioneer DEH-X4600BT; visual data will still need to
be viewed from your iPhone device).
Note: Your iPhone 4S or 5/5C/5S 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.
iPod Compatibility Chart: The Pioneer DEH-X4600BT is "Made
for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model
functions (as of 12/3/2013):