Touchscreen & Remote Features
Android (Android Auto) & iPhone (CarPlay) Integration
Disc & USB Playback
Audio & DSP Section
AV + OEM Connectivity
Touchscreen & Remote Features
Motorized Clear Resistive LCD Touchscreen: The Pioneer AVH-2330NEX features a 6.94"
clear resistive LCD touchscreen display with a resolution of 800 (RGB) x
480, for a total of 1,152,000 pixels. The clear resistive panel is designed to
enhance the visibility of on-screen graphics and images, making them appear
clear and crisp. The touchscreen display allows you to control this unit and a
connected component such as an iPod/iPhone, Android smartphone, Bluetooth phone,
or USB mass storage class device. Menus appear on screen for making function
choices, audio adjustments, and setting up the system. The angle of the
touchscreen display can be adjusted to five different positions to
meet your viewing needs in the car.
Variable Illumination: The AVH-2330NEX offers custom
illumination for the front-panel controls so you can match your vehicle's
interior, plus MIXTRAX Illumination for DJ-style illumination in your vehicle.
- Front-Panel Control w/ Custom Illumination: In addition to
the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons along the
bottom 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).
- 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.
Dimmer: The receiver's touchscreen display & button
illumination can be dimmed manually, automatically or via a timer. You can set
the unit's LCD touchscreen & button illumination to automatically dim when your
vehicle's headlights are turned on (this function requires that the orange/white
illumination wire in the wiring harness is hardwired to the vehicle's headlight
circuit). You can also set a specific time and duration for unit's LCD & button
illumination to dim.
Remote Functions: The Pioneer AVH-2330NEX DVD receiver includes a
wireless remote control and offers steering wheel control capability (adapter required).
- Wireless Remote Control: The Pioneer AVH-2330NEX includes an
IR remote control (CXE5116) for wireless operation of the DVD receiver
and your connected devices. The included remote does offer Bluetooth phone
- Optional Steering Wheel Controls: The head unit features
an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit that lets you
keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with
steering wheel audio control adapter
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.
Android (Android Auto) & iPhone (CarPlay) Integration
Android Auto: The Pioneer NEX receiver supports the
Android Auto app for Android smartphones running OS Lollipop (5.0 or newer).
Your compatible Android smartphone must be connected to the NEX receiver's
rear-panel USB port via the included USB extension cable and a microUSB-to-USB
cable, plus be paired via Bluetooth (your vehicle's parking brake needs to be
engaged to initially setup Android Auto). Android Auto extends the Android
platform into your car in a way that's purpose-built for driving and
automatically brings you useful information and organizes it into simple
on-screen "card-style" pop-ups that appear just when they're needed. It's
designed to minimize distraction so you can stay focused on the road ahead.
Features of Android Auto include:
- Google Speech Technology: The Pioneer NEX receiver
enhances your Android Auto experience even more by incorporating Google's
Speech Technology using the head unit's external microphone and your car
speakers for voice command and text-to-speech, which makes using Android
Auto and all of its integrated applications fast, easy, and safe. You will
need to press the on-screen "mic" icon to activate Google Speech.
- Maps: Use Google Maps to get where you're going with
on-screen maps, voice-guided navigation, live traffic information, lane
guidance, and more. Select your destination by using the head unit's
touchscreen or just say where you want to go through the unit's external mic
and Google Speech Technology.
You can even listen to music from your Android Auto device or other
connected source device while using Google Maps.
- Phone & SMS: With Android Auto you get access to your
contacts and messages through the Pioneer NEX receiver while keeping your
eyes on the road. Use the unit's external mic and Google Speech Technology
to make a phone call, or have your text-messages read aloud to you while you
concentrate on the road ahead; you can even reply to texts via voice
- Music: Access your Android smartphone's music library
through the Pioneer receiver via
Google Play Music. You'll be able to browse music like you do on your
smartphone with song/artist information display and album art. Use the
receiver's touchscreen to select songs or just say what song you want to
listen to through the head unit's external mic and Google Speech Technology.
You also get access to online music and radio stations from
Slacker Radio, &
Tune-In. Music apps include song and station browsing, plus song/artist
information and album art or station logo.
Note: Android smartphones with a USB Type-C connector
(including the Pixel) may not function without appropriate USB Type-A to USB
Type-C cable. Click
here for more details.
Apple CarPlay: The Pioneer AVH-2330NEX features
Apple CarPlay, the smarter and safer way to use your iPhone in the car. The Pioneer
Apple CarPlay through your USB-connected iPhone (iOS 7.1+) with Lightning
connector. Your iPhone can be connected to the NEX-series head unit's rear-panel
via the included USB extension cable and a Lightning-to-USB cable. Apple CarPlay
gives iPhone users an incredibly intuitive way to make calls, use Maps, listen
to music, and access messages through Siri voice control and the Pioneer
receiver's touchscreen controls.
- Maps: Apple CarPlay brings the power and simplicity of
Apple Maps to your dashboard; complete with turn-by-turn direction, traffic
conditions, and estimated travel time. You can enter a new destination or
choose a favorite or recent destination using the head unit's touchscreen or
by simply asking Siri. CarPlay can also predict where you most likely want
to go using addresses from your email, text messages, contacts, and
calendars. You can even listen to music from your Apple CarPlay device or
other connected source device while using Apple Maps.
- Phone & Messages: Via Apple CarPlay, you'll be able to
make calls, return missed calls, and listen to voicemails through the
Pioneer head receiver. Siri can also help you do all these things. In
addition, Siri can send, read, and reply to your text messages for you; so
you never have to look at your iPhone while driving.
- Music Library: Through Apple CarPlay, you can access
your artists, song, playlists, and iTunes Radio on your iPhone using the
Pioneer head unit's touchscreen. Or, just tell Siri what you'd like to
listen to. The head unit's touchscreen will display song/artist information,
as well as album art in the background.
- Apps: CarPlay also supports additional audio apps that
you've downloaded to your iPhone for enjoying music, radio, sports, news,
podcasts, & audiobooks. Control them from the head unit's touchscreen just
like you would from your iPhone. Apple continues to add more apps to
CarPlay. Current supported apps include (fees may apply) -
- Music & Radio: Pandora,
Slacker Radio, &
- News, Sports & Podcasts: Stitcher,
MLB.com At Bat,
CBS Radio News,
NPR One, &
- Audio Books:
AppRadio Mode+: The Pioneer DVD receiver features AppRadio
Mode+ for Apple iPhones (iOS 9.0+) with Lightning connector and select
Android (OS 4.4+) smartphones. AppRadio Mode+ gives you the ability to view and
control compatible iPhone and Android smartphone apps from the receiver's
touchscreen using a one-cable USB connection. You'll need to download Pioneer's
AppRadio app (for
Android OS 4.4+) and the AppRadioLive app (Apple
iOS 9.0-up /
Android OS 4.4+) onto your compatible iPhone or Android smartphone. Once you
have downloaded the apps, your compatible iPhone or Android smartphone simply
connects to the Pioneer DVD receiver's USB input using the cable that came with
your mobile device. Now that the AppRadio and AppRadioLive apps are downloaded,
and your compatible Apple iPhone or Android smartphone is connected the DVD
receiver, you have access to maps, media, news information, and your events
calendar through the receiver's intuitive touchscreen interface.
- Maps: AppRadio Mode+, along with AppRadioLive use the
native maps from your smartphone overlaid with
INRIX live traffic data to
provide live traffic and incident information to give you an estimated time
of arrival at your chosen destination. Once you select your destination,
you'll be guided along your route via an on-screen map and audible voice
prompts. Selected destinations can also be sent to popular compatible apps
Genius Maps. You
can even use Yelp to
find points of interest along the way, including restaurant ratings and
- Media: AppRadio Mode+ and AppRadioLive let you play
your stored music library directly from your smartphone through the Pioneer
DVD receiver. And, you can access over 60,00 internet radio stations from
Radionomy. Or, you
can access over 25,000+ radio shows and podcasts from your
- Events: In addition, AppRadio One and AppRadioLive keep
you up-to-date on the latest news stories, RSS feeds and weather information
with Feedly and
Open Weather Map.
With text-to-speech technology, the Pioneer receiver will even read you the
latest news stories from the internet.
- Calendar: The AppRadio One and AppRadio Live
applications also keep your life organized and makes it easier to stay in
touch and have fun. With multiple viewing options within its sleek, simple
user interface, you can access your smartphone and Facebook calendars in one
place, RSVP to Facebook events and use
EventSeeker to find
nearby concerts and events based on your personal interests and location.
Android MTP Playback: The receiver supports MTP for playback
& control of stored music files on your Android (OS 4.0+) device through the
Pioneer receiver's rear-panel USB port. In this mode, you get basic playback
control (like Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track), plus song/artist information on
the receiver's LCD screen. During MTP connection, you cannot use your Android
smartphone's touchscreen to control music playback and you cannot select music
apps from your smartphone for playback. However, you can continue to listen to
stored music on your Android smartphone through the head unit while you check
your Calendar, Facebook, Texts, etc on your phone. You smartphone's battery will
also be charged while connected via USB (5V/1.5A).
iPod/iPhone Music Playback via USB: The Pioneer AVH-2330NEX supports
direct connection of select Lightning & 30-pin iPod/iPhone models through its
rear-panel USB port. The AVH-2330NEX offers audio playback, music navigation,
information display, and charging of select Apple iPod/iPhone models. You will
need a Lightning-to-USB or dock-to-USB cable to connect your Apple iPod/iPhone
- Control: From the head unit's touchscreen, you can
search your iPod/iPhone's audio content (up to 16,000 songs) by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song,
Podcast, Genre, Composer, Audiobook, or Radio. Once you have selected a category,
you can search each category alphabetically (A-Z). In addition, the head
unit offers Link Search, which allows you to play songs related to the
currently playing song. Link Search 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.
You can even access your iPhone's Apple Music Radio through the head unit's
- Song/Artist Info + Album Art: In addition, the head unit will
display your iPod/iPhone's stored music information including Track number,
Elapsed playing time, Song/Album title, Artist name, and Album art.
- Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides
1.5A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone device
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
Note: During connection, older iPod/iPhone device's will be locked,
but newer Apple devices w/ iOS 6.0+ will stay unlocked so you can also
control the iPod/iPhone from its touchscreen or clickwheel.
Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Pioneer AVH-2330NEX
supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of 3/1/2017):
| Apple Device || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Compatible Apps || Display Type || Bluetooth || Charge |
| Audio || Video || CarPlay || Head Unit || iPod/iPhone || AppRadio || Spotify || Pandora || Song/Artist Text || Track Info || Album Art || Phone || Audio || Siri |
| iPhone |
| 4S || 9.3.5 || Y || N || N || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5/5C || 10.3.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5S || 11.2.6 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| SE || 11.2.6 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 6/6+/6S/6S+ || 11.2.6 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 7/7+ || 11.2.6 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 8/8+ || 11.2.6 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| X || 11.2.6 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| touch |
| 5th || 9.3.5 || Y || N || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 6th || 11.2.6 || Y || N || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| nano |
| 7th || 1.02 PC || Y || N || N || Y || N || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y |
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change
functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may
need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain
functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer
software update is available.
Data Plan Required: Your iPhone or Android smartphone will
need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE,
LTE (4G), or WiFi for CarPlay, Android Auto, & AppRadio to function. Access to
CarPlay, Android Auto, & AppRadio's online app services will depend on the
availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your
iPhone or Android smartphone to connect to the Internet. App services may not be
available in all regions.
Bluetooth 4.1: The AVH-2330NEX is equipped with
built-in Bluetooth (4.1), 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 AVH-2330NEX.
SPP (Secure Simple Pairing) w/ Dual Phone Connection: With
Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to
the AVH-2330NEX without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated
settings. Up to 5
Bluetooth-compatible devices can be paired to this
head unit. An already paired Bluetooth device will automatically re-connect with
the head unit when it is in close proximity inside the vehicle. You are even able to keep two Bluetooth-enabled smartphones connected
at the same time, so you can switch between phones from the head unit's
touchscreen, without having to connect or re-connect devices.
Hands-Free Communication (w/ External Mic): The
PioneerAVH-2330NEX supports wireless hands-free communication for your Bluetooth
enabled mobile phone. Thanks to the latest Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.6) with
wideband speech capability, the AVH-2330NEX provides more natural sound quality
and details during wireless calls. The AVH-2330NEX 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.
- Answering A Call: During an incoming phone call, the
head unit will display the caller's information and an audible ring tone
will be heard through your vehicle's speakers. You can manually answer an
incoming call or have the unit automatically answer the call.
- Making A Call: The AVH-2330NEX offers a variety of ways
to make call using the in-dash receiver.
- Direct Dialing: You can make a call by entering the
phone number using the head unit's touchscreen keypad.
- Preset Dialing: You can store up to six phone
numbers as presets for quicker dialing.
- Phone Book: The phone book (up to 1000 contacts) in
your Bluetooth enabled mobile 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 80 most recent calls dialed,
received, and missed are stored in memory. You can browse them and call
numbers from these lists.
- Voice Dialing via Siri: When paired
and connected with an iPhone 4S or later via Bluetooth, the Pioneer head
unit has the ability to access Siri through its touchscreen controls and
external microphone. You'll be able to
dial a phone number or contact via voice command.
Note: Advanced phone operations that require attention,
such as dialing numbers on the touchscreen monitor or adjusting Bluetooth
settings, are prohibited while driving. The vehicle's parking brake must be
engaged to access these functions.
Wireless Audio Streaming: The Pioneer AVH-2330NEX 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.
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.
- Advanced Music Navigation: In addition to basic
playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat), the AVH-2330NEX
lets you browse your stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, etc..
(AVRCP 1.4 phones only; which includes Android 4.0+ and iPhone 5.0+).
- Song/Artist Info: The head unit will also display your
stored music's and music app's song information; such as Artist name and
Song/Album title (app must also support). Album Art not supported.
Siri Eyes-Free Functionality: When paired and connected to
an iPhone (iOS 6.1+) with Siri via Bluetooth, the Pioneer AVH-2330NEX 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 audio is muted while Siri provides audible voice prompts.
Note: 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 AVH-2330NEX; visual data will
still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).
Spotify Online Music Service: The Pioneer AVH-2330NEX has
the ability to playback & control content from the Spotify music app (for
Apple iOS 9.0+ or
Android OS 4.0+) on your USB or Bluetooth connected iPhone, or Bluetooth
connected Android smartphone. Your Apple iPhone must be connected to the
AVH-2330NEX via a Lightning-to-USB cable or paired via Bluetooth. Your Android
smartphone must support A2DP/AVRCP/SPP Bluetooth profiles and be paired with the
Pioneer AVH-2330NEX. Your iPhone or Android smartphone will also need an active
Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, LTE (4G), or
WiFi. If you are a
Spotify Premium user (requires a monthly paid subscription), you can enjoy
ad-free, high quality music even when there is no internet connection.
- Playback & Search Control: You can play, pause and skip
tracks, browse playlists, albums and radio stations through the Pioneer
receiver's touchscreen controls.
- Song/Artist Info + Album Art: You also get song/artist
information and album art on the unit's LCD touchscreen.
Pandora Internet Radio: The Pandora App (for
Apple iOS 10.0+ or
Android OS 4.0+) lets you play music from the
Pandora music service
through the Pioneer AVH-2330NEX using your USB or Bluetooth connected
Apple iPhone, or Bluetooth connected Android smartphone. Your iPhone or Android
smartphone will also need an active Data Plan account with connection to the
Internet via 3G, EDGE, LTE (4G), or WiFi. The Pioneer AVH-2330NEX will provide
control over the Pandora music service & display Artist, Album, & Song
information; as well as Album art.
- Station List + Presets: You can select Pandora stations
from your Station List by date or alphabetically. You can also store six
Pandora Radio preset stations for even easier recall.
- New Stations: New stations can be created based on the
current songs or artists playing.
- Shuffle: You can also listen to songs played randomly
from various stations within your Station List.
- Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station.
You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips
- Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up or
thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences.
- Bookmarking: The song/artist currently being played can
be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.
SiriusXM 3.0 Ready: The Pioneer AVH-2330NEX is SiriusXM 3.0
Ready so you can listen to commercial-free music, all your favorite sports,
exclusive talk and entertainment, comedy, news, traffic, weather, and more.
Simply activate a SiriusXM Radio subscription (fees will apply) and connect the
SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (220SXV300,
sold separately) to the dedicated port on the rear of the receiver for playback
and control of satellite radio. Check out the most popular SiriusXM subscription
- Channel/Category Lists + Song/Artist/Album Info: The
Channel List displays a list of all available channels. The Category List
displays all available categories and stations within those categories.
Displayed Information such as Channel Name, Artist Name, & Song Title can be
viewed on the head unit's LCD touchscreen. You also get station logo
identification and album art.
- Category Scan + Instant Replay: During Category Scan,
the live broadcast for each channel in the current category plays for six
seconds at a time. The SiriusXM Instant Replay function lets you pause,
rewind, and replay up to 60 minutes of live content from the station that
you are currently listening to.
- SmartFavorite Presets + Featured Favorites: You can
store up to 18 SiriusXM Satellite Radio Station Presets with special tuning
features such as TuneStart, TuneScan, & TuneMix (see below). Featured
Favorites are groups of channels that are created by the SiriusXM
Programming department allowing to discover new channels. Featured Favorite
channels are dynamic and can change often, allowing you to discover new
- TuneStart, TuneScan, & TuneMix: TuneStart automatically
start songs from the beginning when you tune to one of your SmartFavorite
music channels stored on the current band of presets. TuneScan lets you scan
through short previews of songs you may have missed on music channels stored
on the current band of SmartFavorite presets. TuneMix plays a unique blend
of songs from music channels stored in the current SmartFavorite preset
- Traffic, Weather, & Sports: You can tune in and listen
quickly to information pertaining to weather and traffic from a particular
city you have specified. You can also be alerted when your favorite sports
teams are playing so you can tune to the appropriate station quickly.
- Parental Control: The SiriusXM Parental Control feature
allows you to control access to channels that you consider inappropriate for
younger listeners. When enabled, The Parental Control feature requires you
to enter a 4-digit passcode to tune to the locked channels.
HD Radio: The Pioneer AVH-2330NEX's built-in HD Radio tuner
lets you listen to the radio with the same fidelity as your digital music. HD
Radio features high quality audio, FM multi-casting, and data services. With HD
Radio, your FM stations offer near CD-quality sound, AM stations provide FM-like
sound, and there is crystal-clear reception with no audio distortion. Best of
all, HD Radio is 100% subscription free. The unit's tuner also supports analog
- Supertuner IIID: The Supertuner IIID features Feed
Forward Control, which avoids multi-path interference. This pre-detection of
interference enables quick filter control and results in less distortion. In
addition, the Supertuner IIID creates enhanced stereo during multi-path
interference, unlike conventional tuners that collapse to mono. Digital
processing reduces distortion, and improves Signal-to-Noise Ratio and stereo
separation. Advanced analog technology improves signal processing
- Station Text/Album Art + RDS: AM/FM digital stations
can offer text and data such as artist names and song titles. The head unit
also supports Album Art from select HD Radio stations. For analog FM
stations, the Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast
information such as song/artist information when listening to compatible RDS
- Multicasting: In addition to conventional broadcasts,
with HD Radio broadcasting it is possible to choose from up to 3 multicast
programs (HD1 to HD3, and analog). There are also data programs for each
- Reception Blending: If a digital broadcast reception
condition gets poor, this unit automatically switches to the analog
broadcast of the same frequency level. If this function is set to "On", the
tuner switches between digital broadcast and analog broadcast automatically.
If this function is 'Off', reception will be conducted within a digital
- BSM (Best Stations Memory): The BSM (Best Stations
Memory) function lets you automatically store the six strongest analog or HD
stations under preset buttons 1-6 of the currently tuned band. The tuner has
3 FM banks and 1 AM bank. You can store 6 presets for each bank giving you a
total of 18 FM presets and 6 AM presets.
- Local Tuning: Local seek tuning lets you tune in only
those radio stations with sufficiently strong signals for good reception.
There are 4 level of sensitivity for FM and two levels for AM. The higher
settings allow reception of only the strongest stations, while lower
settings let you receive progressively weaker stations.
Note: HD Radio is the system for digital AM and FM
broadcasting in the U.S. More than 2,000 radio stations are broadcasting
their primary signals in digital HD Radio technology, as a free service. Go
to check for HD Radio stations in your area.
Disc & USB Playback
Compatible Discs: The 6.95" touchscreen display
electronically slides down to load and eject your DVD/CD discs. The AVH-2330NEX
supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, CD-Audio, and CD-R/RW discs with a variety of music and video files.
USB MSC Playback: In addition to iPod/iPhone & Android MTP
playback, the head unit's rear-panel USB (type-A) port and 58" USB extension
cable allows you to connect a USB Mass Storage Class (MSC), such as a USB
thumbdrive or portable digital music player. The USB port enables playback &
control of music (including high resolution Flac files), video, and photo files
stored on your portable USB MSC device through the Pioneer AVH-2330NEX. USB
devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the DVD
receiver's USB port (1.5A) and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or
Compatible Media Files: The Pioneer AVH-2330NEX supports
the following types of audio, video, and photo files recorded onto a disc or
inserted USB device.
| Media Type || Disc (CD-R/RW, DVD-R/-RW/-R DL) || USB (MSC/MTP) |
| File System ||ISO9660
Level 1 or 2, Romeo, Joliet, UDF ||FAT
| Playable File Types || Audio || |
MP3: 8-320kbps; 16-48kHz
WMA: 5-320kbps; 8-48kHz
AAC: 8-320kbps; 11.025-48kHz
WMA: 48-320kbps; 32-48kHz
AAC: 16-320kbps; 11.025-48kHz
WAV: 8 or 16-bt; 16-44.1kHz
FLAC (High Resolution): 24-bit; 8-192kHz
| Video ||MPEG 1/2/4: 720
x 576/30 fps (4GB) |
DivX: 720 x 576/30 fps (4GB)
|AVI: 1920 x
1080/30fps (4GB) |
MPEG4: 1920 x 1080/30fps (4GB)
MKV: 1920 x 1080/30fps (4GB)
MOV: 1920 x 1080/30fps (4GB)
FLV: 1920 x 1080/30fps (4GB)
WMV: 1920 x 1080/30fps (4GB)
DivX: 1920 x 1080/30fps (4GB)
Xvid: 1920 x 1080/30fps (4GB)
| Photo ||N/A ||JPEG: 32 x 320 -
8192 x 7680 |
PNG: 32 x 320 - 720 x 576
BMP: 32 x 32 - 1920 936
| Maximum # of Folders/Files || |
700 folders/999 files for CD (700
folders/3,500 files for DVD)
folders/15,000 files |
| Song/Artist Info ||MP3 ID3 tags, WMA-tags, AAC-tags,
& Album Art |
Note: Videos and Photos can only be viewed when the
vehicle's parking brake is engaged.
Advanced Playback & Search Functions (for USB): Advance
playback functions include; Music Browsing which lets you browse your USB 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.
Direct DVD Search: During DVD playback, you can go directly to a
specific Title or Chapter by entering the number using the unit's touchscreen
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 AVH-2330NEX.
Installation Angle: Optimum disc playback performance is
obtained when the unit is installed at an angle of less than 30-degrees.
Audio & DSP Section
24-Bit/192kHz DAC: The Pioneer AVH-2330NEX is equipped with
a 24-bit/192Hz digital-to-analog converter for superb quality audio playback
from disc, USB, iPod/iPhone, Android, and Bluetooth.
MOSFET50 Internal Amplifier: The Pioneer AVH-2330NEX is
equipped with a MOSFET amplifier. Compared to conventional power supplies, the
MOSFET amplification circuit is smaller and more efficient, and it delivers
increased power with less distortion and absolutely zero on/off switching noise.
More power means louder and cleaner music at higher volumes because you're not
pushing the limits of the amplification circuit.
- CTA-2006 Specs: 14 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms,
20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
- Continuous Power Output: 22 watts RMS x 4 channels (at
4 ohms, 50Hz-15kHz, 5% THD)
- Maximum Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels (or 50
watts x 2 channels at 4 ohms + 70 watts x 1 channel at 2 ohms for subwoofer)
Note: The power specifications for the AVH-2330NEX are
compliant with the CTA-2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement
standards from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). These standards
were developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model
and between manufacturers.
4V/6CH Preamp Outputs + Sub Control: The Pioneer
AVH-2330NEX features three pair of 4.0-volt preamp outputs
(Front/Rear/Subwoofer). The unit's front and rear preamp output can be faded
(front/rear), while the subwoofer preamp output is non-fading. The Pioneer
AVH-2330NEX lets you adjust the subwoofer preamp output's phase
(normal/reverse) and volume (+10 to -24).
Crossovers: The AVH-2330NEX employs high-pass and low-pass
crossovers to tailor the head unit to your connected speaker setup.
- Standard: Allows you to set the high-pass and low-pass crossover
network for a standard Front, Rear, and Subwoofer speaker setup using either
speaker-level or low-level outputs.
- HPF: The head unit's -6 to -24dB/octave high pass filter only
allows frequencies higher than those in the selected range (50, 63, 80, 100,
125, 160, 200Hz) to your front and rear speakers through the unit's speaker-level or
- LPF: The subwoofer preamp output features an -6 to
low pass filter so only frequencies lower than those in the selected range
(50, 63, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200Hz) are output to your connected subwoofer.
- Network: Allows you to set the high-pass and low-pass crossover
network for a complex 3-way speaker system with Highs, Mids, and Sub using
low-level outputs only.
- Highs: The high-pass crossover for your tweeters can be set
to 1.25, 1.6, 2, 2.5, 3.15, 4, 5, 6.3, 8, 10, or 12.5 kHz with a -6 to
- Mids: You can set a high-pass and low-pass crossover from
your midrange/midbass drivers. The high-pass crossover can be set to
1.25, 1.6, 2, 2.5, 3.15, 4, 5, 6.3, 8, 10, or 12.5 kHz with a -6 to
-36dB/octave roll-off. The low-pass crossover can be set to 26, 31.5,
40, 50, 63, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, or 250 Hz with a -6 to -36dB/octave
- Lows: The low-pass crossover for your subwoofers can be set
to 26, 31.5, 40, 50, 63, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, or 250 Hz with a -6 to
EEQ (Easy EQ) w/ 13-Band Graphic EQ: There are seven stored
equalizer curves which you can easily recall at any time. You can choose from -
Powerful, Natural, Vocal, Super Bass, Flat, Custom 1, or Custom 2. The Custom 1
and Custom 2 EQ modes allow you to manually adjust the level (+/- 12dB) of each
band of the head unit's 13-band graphic equalizer (50, 80, 125, 200, 315, 500,
800, 1.25k, 2k, 3.15k, 5k, 8k, and 12.5k Hz).
Auto EQ (Optional): The auto-equalizer automatically
measures your car's interior acoustic characteristics, and then creates an
auto-equalizer curve base on that information. The Pioneer CD-MC20 Auto-EQ
sold separately) is required to use this function. The Pioneer CD-MC20 Auto-EQ
microphone plugs into your compatible Pioneer A/V receiver's rear-panel AUX
3.5mm input. The Auto-EQ microphone should be placed in the center of your
vehicle's driver seat headrest facing forward for EQ measurement.
Audio Settings: The head unit provides further sound
adjustments for your car audio system.
- Listening Position & Time Alignment: For a better
sound-stage you can select your optimal listening position. You can choose
from All, Front Left, Front Right, or Front. You can also select to manually
fine tune the sound stage, using Digital Time Alignment (DTA) by selecting
the distance (0-200") for each individual speaker in the vehicle compared to
your listening position.
- Advanced Sound Retriever: The Advanced Sound Retriever
automatically enhances compressed audio and restores the original richness
of the recording. When the Advanced Sound Retriever is on, the high
frequency range is compensated to match the frequency response curve to the
original sound. There are two available levels of the Advanced Sound
- Bass Boost: You can easily boost the subwoofer bass
level by using the Bass Boost function. The Bass Boost feature allows you
increase the subwoofer level from 0 to +6 (12dB).
- Loudness: The Loudness function compensates for
deficiencies in the low- and high-frequency ranges at low volume. You can
set the Loudness to High, Mid, Low, or Off.
- Speaker Level: You can adjust each speaker and sub channel
independently from +10 to -24 to best even out the sound in your vehicle.
- Source Level Adjustment (SLA): This function lets you
adjust the volume level of each source to prevent
radical changes in volume when switching between sources. Settings are based
on the unit's FM volume level, which remains unchanged. Each source can be
independently adjusted from -4 dB to +4 dB.
- Auto Level Control (ALC): This function automatically corrects the audio level
difference between the music files and/or the sources.
Rear Speaker Setup: The rear speaker outputs can be set to provide full range
output with full fading capability, or they can be set to provide non-fading
subwoofer (low-pass) output. When the rear speaker outputs are set to subwoofer
mode, the rear preamp outputs also switch from full range to subwoofer outputs.
When set for subwoofer operation, you can connect the rear speaker leads
directly to two small 4-ohm passive subwoofers or a dual voice coil sub with
4-ohm voice coils. If you prefer to use a single 2-ohm subwoofer, you can
connect the woofer to one set of speaker leads, leaving the other set of rear
leads disconnected. The maximum output provided when a 2-ohm load is connected
to one set of leads is 70 watts.
MIXTRAX: Drawing from Pioneer's rich DJ heritage and passion
for music, MIXTRAX delivers a unique DJ infused listening experience to
listeners in the car. MIXTRAX is an innovative Pioneer technology that creates a
non-stop mix of your music library complete with a range of DJ-inspired effects.
MIXTRAX takes your typical music listening experience and creates a non-stop mix
of your music with 6 random DJ effects and transitions, by removing the breaks
and pauses normally introduced between tracks and replacing them with various
beats. MIXTRAX is compatible with USB-connected iPhone, iPod, USB MSC device,
and select Android devices. There is also a Short Playback option which limits
the amount of time each track plays.
Note: The MIXTRAX function does not work with CarPlay,
Android Auto, AppRadioLive, Pandora, or Spotify.
Beep Tone: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to
confirm button operation. You can turn this feature on or off.
AV + OEM Connectivity
Dual AV Inputs: The Pioneer AVH-2330NEX has dual AV inputs
to connect two external audio/video sources. The head unit has a rear-panel
3.5mm minijack AV input for connecting a portable audio/video device. There is
also a rear-panel composite video/stereo RCA AV input for connecting a video
component such as a mobile TV tuner or game console.
Video Output: The AVH-2330NEX features a rear-panel
composite video output that allows you to connect an external display to the
unit. You can play back the same video source which is being played on the head
unit. You can select the unit to output a 16:9, Letter-Box or Pan-Scan aspect
ratio to match your external display's screen size.
Note: CarPlay, Android Auto, & AppRadioLive are not supported
by the video output.
Rear-View Camera Input: The AVH-2330NEX is equipped with a
composite video rear-view camera input for the addition of an optional backup
sold separately). When the vehicle's transmission is put in reverse, the screen
automatically switches to the rear view camera (violet/white wire of the harness
must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for automatic video
switching). Automatic video switching takes approximately 0.8 seconds.
Additional rear-view camera features include:
- Parking Assist Guidelines: The unit also provides four
on-screen guidelines to assist you when backing up and parking your vehicle.
- Trailer Towing: You can even select for the rear-view
camera to stay on at all times, so you can keep an eye on the trailer you
- Second Camera: In addition, you can turn the unit's AV
input into a second camera input for adding a front camera (sold
Note: The rear view camera feature is meant as a back-up
aid only; never solely rely on the rear-view camera when backing-up. In
addition to using the rear-view camera, always look behind you to make sure
everything is clear when backing up your vehicle.
Navigation Ready: The Pioneer AVH-2330NEX allows you to
connect the Pioneer AVIC-U280 add-on navigation unit (130AVIC280,
sold separately) through its RGB Input. This versatile hideaway unit allows you
to switch to navigation mode with the touch of a button. Get to your destination
by inputting an address or search through the POI library while enjoying
whatever source is currently playing.
iDatalink Serial Port: This Pioneer DVD receiver is
compatible with the iDatalink Maestro RR (794ADSMRR,
sold separately); a web programmable module that will permit the aftermarket
Pioneer receiver to work with select Ford/Lincoln/Mercury vehicles that feature
the factory SYNC system, select GM vehicles with factory OnStar, select
Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep vehicles with U-Connect, select Volkswagens with factory
digital amplifier, select Toyota/Scion vehicles, and select Fiat vehicles.
- Retained Features: The Pioneer DVD receiver lets you
retain select factory functions. Retained features will vary by vehicle via
the iDatalink Maestro RR. Retained proprietary factory systems can include
Ford Sync, GM OnStar, and Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep U-Connect. Other retained
factory features may include Steering Wheel Controls, Aux Input, USB Port,
Hands-Free Bluetooth, Voice Commands, Satellite Radio, Secondary Display,
- Extra Features: In some installations, the iDatalink
Maestro RR let you configure the Pioneer receiver's touchscreen monitor to
operate interior climate controls and provides extra visual data; such as
User Selectable Gauges, Vehicle Info (Tire Pressure/Battery Voltage/Check
Engine Codes/Door Ajar Warning), and Visual Park Assist. These extra
features will vary by vehicle.
Note: The iDatalink Maestro RR is web programmable,
which means you'll need to flash the iDatalink Maestro RR interface module
with the correct firmware from
website. In addition to flashing the iDatalink Maestro RR module, you'll
also need a
vehicle specific harness (sold separately). The Pioneer receiver's OEM
Setup menu must also be configured with your compatible vehicle's factory
system before initial operation.