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Pioneer AVH-601EX

DVD receiver

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About the Pioneer AVH-601EX

A screen of your own

All touchscreen receivers look great in your car. But it's surprising how much different (and better, IMHO) a 7" touchscreen receiver looks than a run-of-the mill 6.2" version. Pioneer's AVH-601EX DVD receiver not only provides that sweet extra real estate, it puts you in charge of the experience with a customizable home screen. Use the receiver's interface to place your favorite sources on the home screen, where they're only a tap away. And you can choose from 5 still or 2 video backgrounds plus a slew of display and control colors to fine tune the look. Viewing angle adjustments let you get the best possible view of info on the screen.

A screen of your own

All touchscreen receivers look great in your car. But it's surprising how much different (and better, IMHO) a 7" touchscreen receiver looks than a run-of-the mill 6.2" version. Pioneer's AVH-601EX DVD receiver not only provides that sweet extra real estate, it puts you in charge of the experience with a customizable home screen. Use the receiver's interface to place your favorite sources on the home screen, where they're only a tap away. And you can choose from 5 still or 2 video backgrounds plus a slew of display and control colors to fine tune the look. Viewing angle adjustments let you get the best possible view of info on the screen.

A/V options

This receiver covers the bases with CD and DVD playback, an aux input, plus Android™ and iPhone® control via USB. Your inner audiophile will love the FLAC file support for true high-resolution music — up to 192kHz/24 bit. And if you like tuning in the radio on those long drives, you'll appreciate the HD Radio™ tuner. You can get a video fix by watching DVDs when the parking brake is engaged or send the video output to optional rear-seat screens to entertain your passengers on those long road trips. Add a rear-view camera and you'll get a better view in crowded parking lots or backing out of your garage.

Bluetooth® in your ride

HD Radio

No way would I ever buy a receiver without Bluetooth — hands-free calling, easy wireless access to the media on my smartphone — what's not to love? And since I'm an IOS guy, I love how the AVH-601EX supports Siri Eyes Free when I'm in the car. Touch a button and I can listen to and send text messages, place calls, and ask questions, all without taking my eyes off the road.

Powerful sound, versatile tools

The AVH-601EX rocks out with a powerful amplifier, supported by a versatile 13-band equalizer that tames the rough spots in your car's acoustics. If you're looking for a little more punch, connect an amp or powered sub to the three sets of 4-volt preamp outputs and kick things up a notch.

Keep your factory extras — and add some upgrades

The AVH-601EX offers compatibility you won't find in many other aftermarket radios, thanks to the iDatalink Maestro module (not included). In a wide selection of vehicles, this module lets you keep factory features that you'd otherwise lose when you install a new radio. You'll also be able to check out expanded functionality on the Pioneer's screen, including gauges, climate controls, a distance sensor, and tire pressure and temperature monitors. With select rear-view cameras, you'll even get parking guide lines that curve with the motion of your steering wheel. Once you've identified your vehicle, you'll see the iDatalink module offered on the way to your Shopping Cart if it's compatible.

Want to keep your steering wheel controls?

In most cars, you'll need an adapter to retain those controls with this car stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and radio, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. You'll see the adapters that work with your vehicle when you add this receiver to your cart.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

Smartphone note: If you're going to use your smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

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Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • 7" motorized touchscreen display
    • built-in HD Radio tuner
    • multi-color illumination with selectable backgrounds and videos
    • customizable home screen shortcuts
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • plays hi-res FLAC files (up to 192kHz/24 bit)
    • remote control
    Smartphone Features:
    • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control
    • playback and control of music files on compatible Android devices
    • Siri Eyes Free voice control
    • Pandora and Spotify control with iPhone and Android
    Audio/video Features:
    • plays audio/video content from CDs, DVDs, and USB memory devices
    • 13-band graphic equalizer with 7 preset EQ curves
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • Advanced Sound Retriever
    • digital time alignment
    Expandability:
    • inputs: rear A/V input, rear USB input, dual camera inputs
    • outputs: video output, 6-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, and subwoofer)
    • works with SiriusXM SXV300 tuner
    • compatible with optional AVIC-U280 navigation module
    Other Information:
    • internal amp (14 watts RMS CTA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • works with iDataLink Maestro module
      • retains factory features in a wide selection of vehicles
      • displays engine performance data on touchscreen
    • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
    • CTA-2006 compliant
    • warranty: 1 year
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • MFR # AVH-601EX
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    What's in the box:

    • DVD receiver w/ motorzed 6.95" touchscreen monitor (10A fuse inserted in chassis)
    • Wiring harness
    • Remote control (CXE5116)
    • CR2025 3V lithium battery (installed in remote)
    • 58" USB extension cable
    • Microphone w/ mounting-bracket (attached 13' cable termianted by a right-angle 2.5mm connector)
    • Two-sided tape
    • 6 Pan-head ISO screws (M5 x 6mm)
    • 6 Flat-head ISO screws (M5 x 6mm)
    • Quick Start Guide
    • Installation Manual
    • Warranty Information

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    Crutchfield customer from Newark, OH on 5/14/2019

    2009 Toyota Tacoma

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    WOW! This stereo is Awesome!

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    Fantastic radio except NO voice phone dialing with Android

    Crutchfield customer from Charlevoix, MI on 5/13/2019

    2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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    I love this unit. Very easy to navigate. Has way higher capacity for the MP3 USB stick and can play by group/album/track, random or straight. I like the tying in with my vehicle information and it sound fantastic. The only negative I have is that it can not do voice command for the phone if you have an android. In this age of phones there should be no reason it can only integrate with iPhone.

    Pros: Almost everything!!!

    Cons: Does not do voice dialing with Android

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    Crutchfield customer from Ocean View, HI on 5/5/2019

    2015 Chevrolet Cruze

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    Pioneer alway makes good products with good pricing.short of some high-end features,this is a good budget friendly touchscreen.good sound quality with lots of adjustability.even displays vehicle info if paired with the correct interface.

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    Crutchfield customer from San Juan, PR on 5/5/2019

    2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser

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    Amazing ...I{like the sound

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    Crutchfield customer from Cookeville, TN on 5/2/2019

    2010 Toyota Tundra

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    Worked perfectly

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    Crutchfield customer from Willards, MD on 5/2/2019

    2015 Kia Optima

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    Very nice unit.

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    Crutchfield customer from Hanover Park, IL on 5/2/2019

    2013 Nissan Altima

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    Has everything I need and more!

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    Great DVD head unit for the price

    Crutchfield customer from Port Orchard, WA on 5/1/2019

    2003 Ford Excursion

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    Great unit for the price. We have Galaxy S9 phones and they work great with the Bluetooth system. No issues so far, does exactly what we wanted it to do.

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    Overall is great with one minor issue

    Crutchfield customer from Virginia Beach, VA on 4/29/2019

    2013 Chevrolet Cruze

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    Touch is responsive, and display is pretty. Spotify sometimes doesn't connect.

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    Crutchfield makes it happen

    Crutchfield customer from Cedar Hills, UT on 4/28/2019

    2006 Dodge Ram 1500

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    Nice stereo, went it real easy with nice instructions. DVD looks and sounds good. Crutchfield was great with advice or other needed info. I don't know why you would ever but the same stereo anywhere else. The help you get is better than anyone else out there. The only thing that is a little week is the HD reception. Maybe I need to upgrade my antenna.

    Pros: Awesome instructions and support. Nice options on the stereo.

    Cons: HD reception. No volume knob.

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    Crutchfield customer from Cambridge, KS on 4/25/2019

    2012 Hyundai Veloster

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    Works like it should. One minor problem is that it switches between sources automatically. For instance if you don't have a good fm station it will switch to the next source. Or if you are playing music through bt and you lose cell reception it will switch to the next source. Not a big deal

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    Crutchfield customer from Buffalo, NY on 4/21/2019

    2006 Ford Freestar

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    Overall I'm very happy with the radio. The installation was a breeze. The only dislikes I have , is that it doesn't pull in stations as well as the stock radio. Stations I would normally get very clearly, fade out sooner with this radio. Also I am not able to play music from my phone. It starts to play for a few seconds and then stops. Other than that, the setup was very easy, I'm still lalying with things to get it just the way I want.

    Pros: ease of installation, overall performance

    Cons: weak radio reception, Android music playback

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    Crutchfield customer from Crystal, MN on 4/19/2019

    2012 Chevrolet Malibu

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    Sounds great still trying to figure the radio out.

    Pros: Great display

    Cons: Some of the features on this radio are not enabled for this radio not sure why.

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    Great service

    Crutchfield customer from Corydon, IN on 4/18/2019

    2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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    Love the touchscreen easy to use! The best part is it comes with everything you need to get up and going. This is the only way to buy a radio!!!

    Pros: Looks great easy to install

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    Crutchfield customer from Port Charlotte, FL on 4/15/2019

    2010 Toyota Tacoma

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    Easy to install. Works great with everything I have. Surprised at the features considering the price. Would've been nice to be able to move/remove some of the things on the main screen so I can see my custom background a bit better but overall a nice unit.

    Pros: Good price. Decent quality. Good features for cost.

    Cons: Too much on the main screen after you've made the selection. Bluetooth overrides everything when a call comes in, so you have to select your source again. Can't delete the choices on the source list that I dont want.

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    Crutchfield customer from Gardendale, AL on 4/10/2019

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    Just installed it a week ago. It sounds and looks great. Needs an owner's manual.

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    Crutchfield customer from New Orleans, LA on 4/9/2019

    2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

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    Love this radio it does everything!!!

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    Crutchfield customer from Montgomry Vlg, MD on 4/8/2019

    2004 Acura TSX

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    Great head unit, very customizable, good sound quality

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    Crutchfield customer from Greeley, CO on 4/7/2019

    2000 Subaru Forester

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    Installed easily. Was purchased for a gift. Needed hands free calling but received so much more.

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    Love Pioneer

    Crutchfield customer from Great Falls, MT on 4/7/2019

    1997 Chevrolet K Series

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    Great Head Unit! Looks and sounds good!

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    Crutchfield customer from Tuckerton, NJ on 4/6/2019

    2000 Honda Accord

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    Head unit works great!

    Pros: Easy to install and setup

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    Great stereo

    Sean from Slidell,LA on 4/5/2019

    2006 Ford F-150

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    Great stereo! I pulled a decently new Pioneer out and replaced it with this one (wanted a screen and back up camera) and what a huge difference! I believe this has a little bit more power than the previous one as it sounds as good as when I went from stock radio to the older Pioneer. The screen is awesome! Great quality on it. I am still learning the ins and outs of it but it does everything I wanted plus much more!

    Pros: Screen clarity Power Function above and beyond what I need

    Cons: Not a con but a LOT of features that can be overwhelming to a newcomer or an old timer (like me) thats getting back into it.

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    Crutchfield made this installation easy

    Crutchfield customer from Chico, CA on 4/3/2019

    2001 Ford Mustang

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    With the included instructions the removal of the old radio was pretty straightforward. I purchased the ready harness and it was money well spent. Literally it was plug and play installing the pioneer head unit with only two connections that had to be made. The reverse power supply and for the parking brake interlock. I also installed a backup cam at the same time as the head unit. As my car is a convertible I installed the remote mic on the steering colum. The Bluetooth works well and I'm now able to make and receive calls hands free, streaming music also is a nice feature.

    Pros: Plug and play optional harness was well worth it

    Cons: None

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    Crutchfield customer from Aiken, SC on 4/3/2019

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    Great head unit for the price, and service is second to none.

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    Great but Bluetooth Headache

    Marie from Atlanta, GA on 4/1/2019

    2013 Chevrolet Corvette

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    I purchased this radio for a 2005 Honda Pilot EX. It is a perfect fit. Much nicer than the stock Honda radio. Also purchased the steering wheel controls. Everything works great. The function of the radio itself is easy to use. There is one small glitch that I am researching as maybe it is a setting that I have not found yet. When I enter the car, turn bluetooth on my phone Spotify immediately starts on my phone (I have the app off). Then, anytime I get a text message, phone call, email, etc. etc. The radio switches to Bluetooth. I then have to reselect the radio. This is very annoying.

    Pros: works great, easy to use,

    Cons: No SD card slot Switches to Bluetooth mode every time a message comes in.

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    Crutchfield customer from Broken Arrow, OK on 3/31/2019

    2012 Ram 1500

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    The radio fit in my truck perfectly. Sounds fantastic super easy to install. Have not had any problems very pleased

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    Crutchfield customer from Punta Gorda, FL on 3/31/2019

    2014 GMC Sierra 2500/3500

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    Outstanding head unit. Works and sounds great! I would highly recommend this.

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    Crutchfield customer from Gadsden, AL on 3/26/2019

    2010 Honda Civic SI

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    Love it!!! Great display size and pretty cool features!!!

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    Crutchfield customer from New Port Richey, FL on 3/26/2019

    2006 Nissan Armada

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    Radio is great and customer service is even greater

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    Crutchfield customer from Indianapolis, IN on 3/26/2019

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    Touch screen is very responsive and overall looks great. All functionality works great with very little lag between everything it can do.

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    Darron from Monroe, LA on 3/24/2019

    2007 GMC Yukon XL

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    Nice

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    Crutchfield customer from Elyria, OH on 3/24/2019

    2009 Ford F-150 STX

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    Vary good radio best one I've ever had

    Pros: So far everything is a pro

    Cons: I have no cons as of yet

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    Crutchfield customer from Valdosta, GA on 3/24/2019

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    I love this head unit. You have a full graphic eq and a full adjustable crossover where you can set limits on the bandwidth to make the speaker do exactly as you want and hit the notes they are designed to hit. You can control how much power each speaker gets add a bass boost to get that little extra. You can send video to the rear TVs, pandora works great with my android. Unbeatable for the price.

    Pros: Looks great, sounds great, user friendly, affordable, takes disc, has a USB for high resolution files

    Cons: Doesnt have a slot for sd card, the mic cord is just a little to short to make it all the way up the pillar.

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    Crutchfield customer from Canvas, WV on 3/24/2019

    2009 Toyota FJ Cruiser

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    Great product easy to use great picture. The only thing that I don't like is the radio reception. Other than that it's great

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    Crutchfield customer from Pisgah Forest, NC on 3/21/2019

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    I really like this stereo. It was easy to install and looks great in my 06 Tundra. Touch screen is easy to use and very responsive. I purchased Pioneer speakers to go with it to replace front and back factory speakers. I was thinking of buying an amp but the stereo with the speakers sound great, even when cranked up...plenty of power. Customer service with Crutchfield is Awesome and they are happy to help you with any questions you may have.

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    Cons: This may be a setting on my phone, but when there is any activity on my phone from Bluetooth my music from my phone starts playing no matter the setting on the stereo. Still working out the bugs.

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    Crutchfield customer from Hernando, FL on 3/12/2019

    2017 Subaru WRX

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    Good product but the buttons are too small for my wife to use with long nails

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    Jack from Cozad, NE on 3/12/2019

    2003 Cadillac Escalade EXT

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    Excellent receiver.

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    Crutchfield customer from 50616 on 3/10/2019

    2012 Nissan Rogue S

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    Love it, my wife is homecare nurse and constantly taking calls in the car. This works great, I use spotify app and get to listen to my music instead of the 12 year olds radio stations!

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    Crutchfield customer from Las Vegas, NV on 3/7/2019

    2011 GMC Sierra

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    It was easy to put in once I knew what the colors to the wires meant. A lot of them have what they written right on them. Simply adding this radio made the stock speakers sound better!

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    Nice Stereo

    Crutchfield customer from Frederica, DE on 3/1/2019

    2005 Scion xB

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    I love it ! Nice looking, has all the functions I need and want plus made my speakers I also purchased come alive!

    Pros: Sound quality, various options.

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    Crutchfield customer from Las Cruces, NM on 3/1/2019

    2008 Hyundai Santa Fe

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    Works great good picture

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    Pete from Greenville, SC on 2/26/2019

    2006 Toyota Sequoia

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    it works great if u want bluetooth and a few other functions. but the app radio function sucks. I should've purchased one with android auto

    Pros: good picture great adjustability for sound

    Cons: app radio is terrible

    Crutchfield response on 2/27/2019
    Pete, we're sorry you're disappointed with your receiver. Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team at 1-800-955-9091. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

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    Great set up, just having a few issues

    Karl from Puyallup on 2/24/2019

    2018 Ford F-150 XLT

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    I want to rate this 5 stars. The set up is state of the art, however the addition for app access is not. The apps are seriously outdated and very few options. I will admit I am noticing my deck freeze alot and having issues with linking up to my phone. I feel like maybe my set up is funky and maybe need to exchange it. Just sucks I paid for install to just have to uninstall it and return it.

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    Crutchfield customer from San Bernardino, CA on 2/19/2019

    2009 BMW 3 Series

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    So far the radio has exceeded expectations.

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    601EX is good. AppRadio is trash.

    Crutchfield customer from Blue Point, NY on 2/18/2019

    2006 Cadillac CTS

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    The Pioneer AVH-601EX is a good piece of equipment, but it comes with AppRadio Plus which is horrible. AVH-601EX is not very comparable with Android.

    Pros: Great DVD/CD player. Quick start. Awesome bluetooth.

    Cons: AppRadio Plus is absolute garbage with an Android and MirrorLink looks terrible.

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    Crutchfield customer from Buford, GA on 1/1/2019

    2014 Ford F-150 STX

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    Having problems, hoping a call to pioneer customer service will resolve.

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    Awesome sound, lots of features!

    Kirk from Port St Lucie, FL on 12/29/2018

    2016 Volkswagen Jetta

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    Easy install and set up. Functions are responsive and screen is nice and bright. You do get a little wash out when directly in the sunlight. Tons of sound options and the crossover feature is awesome. Hooked up my subwoofer simply and the sound is clean and boosted! Went from a stock 20x4 watts to a whopping 50x4 with this unit, definitely a noticeable improvement with looks and sound!

    Pros: Easy install, great features, rich sound, cool mechanically moving faceplate and responsive touch screen.

    Cons: Wash out in direct sunlight makes viewing difficult. No quick mute button

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    Great sound, easy install (mostly)

    Michael from Costa Mesa, CA on 12/7/2018

    2003 Honda CRV LX

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    I ordered, received and installed this head unit all in the span of 4 days. Crutchfield service proved to be top notch. This head unit is beautiful and has excellent sound. I listen to all types of music, but my old school favorite is Pantera. This unit really shines in delivering a punchy yet not distorted sound. It has excellent highs, mids and lows. The HD radio features is brilliant. I still have yet to replace the factory speakers in my 2003 Honda CR-V, but I can tell without a doubt that whatever setup I land on; it will sound great. Crutchfield definitely holds your hand when it comes to fitting the wiring harness adapter properly and, unfortunately, that gave me a false sense of confidence when it came to the minutia of the installation. It took me less than half an hour to splice the wires and about 2 hours to get to the danged parking brake lamp wire to finish the installation. A little more direction in that regard would be awesome, but I am glad for the learning experience, if anything. All in all, I am very satisfied with my purchase and when it comes time to get my speakers, this will be the first shop that I visit.

    Pros: Wiring and installation were a breeze. Features are all as described. I would recommend this head unit to my friends and family. EQ is excellent. Bluetooth compatibility was perfect. The remote control has a surprising amount of controls.

    Cons: Menu system is slightly non-intuitive, but after some fumbling around I was able to get it setup.

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    Crutchfield customer from Alberton, MT on 11/11/2018

    2014 Mazda CX-5

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    This Pioneer avh601ex does everything the way it should, has good features for price point.

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    Lester from Elmira, MI on 8/24/2018

    2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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    Works great

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    Troy from Rocky Face, GA on 8/20/2018

    2004 Toyota Tacoma

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    Good stereo, easy install. Readyharness is a great time saver, made it plug & play.

    Pros: Radio, bluetooth & video all good.

    Cons: Some screen glare & better operating instructions.

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    Great stereo

    Crutchfield customer from Lemoore, CA on 8/15/2018

    2006 GMC Sierra 1500

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    This stereo was an easy set up. Does everything I need it to. Glad I bought it

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    Great Double Din

    Moises from Fontana, CA on 8/13/2018

    2002 Toyota 4Runner

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    Awesome double din, super easy to install, Bluetooth links up perfect, awesome sound, works exactly how it should. Well worth every cent!

    Pros: Nothing but pros

    Cons: No complaints yet

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    Jamie from Maryville, TN on 8/12/2018

    2008 Toyota Tundra

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    Purchased this for my 2008 Toyota Tundra. It is awesome! Loved the hardware package. Everything fit like a glove. Installation instructions were spot on. Thank you.

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    Carlos from Fort Washington, MD on 8/3/2018

    2000 Ford Excursion

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    Flawless. Got so many feature that I haven't even had a chance to play with yet. I love the quality of the screen and the blue tooth is very clear.

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    Crutchfield customer from Los Angeles, CA on 7/29/2018

    2005 GMC Sierra 1500

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    5 FIVE STARS!!!! Upon reading the features/specs, the unit plays content from an USB. I hit a gold mine.

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    Full of features I use!

    craig from Palmyra, NJ on 7/16/2018

    2012 Dodge Durango

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    I love this radio. so many features that make a long drive more enjoyable. I bought an open box item and saved $70 and the unit was as good as never opened! of course, customer service was above and beyond.

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    Apostolos from Green Bay, WI on 7/12/2018

    2007 Saturn ION 2

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    Fantastic receiver, love all the features and the price.. even more so the great Crutchfield service

    Pros: Features

    Cons: None for me

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    Great sound and picture also plays movies.

    Daniel from Colorado Spgs, CO on 7/4/2018

    2013 Nissan Altima

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    Fits nice in my 2013 altima. Awesome touch screen response and graphics. The lighting on the stereo is amazing on sunny days little to no glare and you can tilt the face up to 45 degrees in case you do get glare. The sound is amazing and it makes my factory speakers sound SO much better! Pandora and spotify play right on the screen(when hooked up through usb cable) so you can thumbs down or up a song or add to your playlists. The customization for the background is pretty basic but its simple and thats what i like. It van also play movies and a backup camera feature. Overall this stereo is a great buy and so far no problems at all i would definitely recommend this pioneer. Also shoutout to the tech support for helping install stereo and the steering wheel controls along with the backup camera.

    Pros: Sound Picture quality Touch screen response time Bluetooth Pandora and spotify on screen Can watch movies Screen tilts 7" screen

    Cons: None so far

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    Good Head Unit, With some issues

    Robert from Goodyear, AZ on 7/4/2018

    2001 Chevrolet Corvette

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    Great Head Unit, nice sound with a lot of options. However, In Order to use Android Auto you have to download pioneers radio app. Its horrible and it doesn't use commonly used Map Programs. Waze is usable but slow to update in real time. Android auto is not plug and play or sync and play. I have not been able to get Android Auto to work with my Google Pixel phone since Android auto is a google product it should be able to be plug and play without a proprietary app. (Yes firmware is updated and yes my apps are updated!)

    Pros: Great Sound, Great functionality

    Cons: Pioneers propitiatory app. Android auto is not plug and play. Doesnt support app usage without pioneers app.

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    terry from Great Falls, MT on 7/2/2018

    2004 Chevrolet Corvette

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    touch screen navigation through menus could be better

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    Eddie from Zebulon, GA on 6/29/2018

    2005 Ford F-150

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    HD radio works great, thought I would have to buy new speakers for my 2005 F-150 King Ranch but the Pioneer delivered excellent control and sound. The blue tooth actually works better than the speaker on my I-phone and is crystal clear.

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    Crutchfield customer from Lehi, UT on 6/23/2018

    2001 Ford F-150

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    2001 Ford F-150. Took a while to install, 7 hours. But because we took our time it came out perfect. 4 stars is on pioneer I downloaded the iPhone apps but still doesn't work with usb. Bluetooth works fine disappointing that pioneer can't keep up with iPhone updates

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    SOLO from Eau Claire, WI on 6/11/2018

    2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

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    The team crutchfield are very good and efficient ! Thank you ! The pioneer match my expectations. the Bluetooth is a little slow but you Just need to put the New firwmare.

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    Great upgrade

    Harley from Kapaa, HI on 6/5/2018

    2006 Toyota Tundra

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    I upgraded my 2006 Toyota tundra. It's the best thing I did. Great price and awesome product. I c ouldnt be any happier

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    Meets or exceeds all expectations

    Ed from Friendship, MD on 6/3/2018

    2006 Ford Freestyle

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    Absolutely excellent product. 7" touch screen look good, very responsive. Layout is intuitive. With trim kit and ability to color match controls to those of vehicle it looks very OEM. Sound quality is improved from OEM (Ford 6 disc unit), even with keeping stock speakers. Bluetooth connection works flawlessly and controls integrate well from phone to car. Clipped microphone to base of wiper stem on left side of steering column. Mic and wire hardly visible and picks up well. A bit trickier finding good location for USB extension, but worked that out too. Appreciate Crutchfield service. Fast shipping, identify needed accessories for install and discount. Extra installation instructions and quality phone support give confidence to undertake the project. A bit tedious, but all accomplished without a glitch.

    Pros: All the conveniences of a modern car audio system at a reasonable cost. Clean and intuitive user interface Near OEM appearance

    Cons: None really.

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    Jeff from Camby, IN on 5/21/2018

    2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

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    Awesome head unit installed in 2002 Silverado. Backup camera is a great addition to this unit.

    Pros: Price, install, screen size, and functions

    Cons: None yet

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    Sweet Unit

    Mark from Chambersburg, PA on 5/19/2018

    2006 Scion tC

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    Just installed this unit on my 2006 Scion Tc. Only issue I had was the harness adapter for the steering wheel control did not snap all the way down and wasn't sure if it would make a solid connection but it worked just fine. This unit paired immediately with my iPhone and love that feature. So far it works and sounds great.

    Pros: Sounds better than last Pioneer unit that would not work when cold temps hit Love the steering wheel controls No problem pairing with my phone

    Cons: No manual that tells you how to set custom background screen

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    Rodrigo from Mission, TX on 5/14/2018

    2012 Ford F-150 FX4

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    Excellent unit, works well. The only issue I had was the bluetooth audio. There was a delay in the sound, if I wanted to sit in the parking lot while I waited I couldn't watch a movie or something on my phone because the sound did not keep up with the video.

    Pros: Major sound quality improvement.

    Cons: Bluetooth, audio did not keep up with the video.

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    Dick from Grand Rapids, MI on 5/14/2018

    2005 Dodge Magnum

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    First double din touch screen I have purchased, Love it so far. Have it hooked up to my factory Boston Acoustics in my Magnum, sounds great, better than stock for sure. Waiting to get my 4 channel hooked up to really see what this can do!!

    Pros: Quick, easy install.

    Cons: None so far

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    Crutchfield customer from Anderson, SC on 4/29/2018

    2004 Toyota Camry

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    I bought this for my 2004 Toyota Camry. This radio looks great in the car and no issues so far. I would recommend to buy a stereo from crutchfield to anyone

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    Crutchfield customer from Vincennes, IN on 4/23/2018

    2007 Dodge Ram 1500

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    I own 5 Pioneer head units like this one, the oldest being 4 years. This unit is for sure the best. The touch is very responsive and feels fluid. The sound, features, and controls all anyone could want.

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    Good clean unit!

    E from TX on 4/16/2018

    2015 Toyota Camry

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    Since this is my first double din unit I can't compare it to any other, but its a great stereo for sure. I used a DD-1 on the subwoofer rca out and there was no distortion detected on max volume of 40. Features are great and pairs very nicely with the Maestro interface to retain all my car steering wheel controls (2015 Toyota Camry) etc. The microphone is much better than the factory one and calls are clearer. Great buy!

    Pros: Easy to use, plenty of options, no distortion for subwoofer preamp. Can use Maestro to retain stock Toyota controls

    Cons: Unable to retain factory Toyota usb/3.5 aux plug, but since the raido has usb extension no biggie.

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    Robert from Windsor, MO on 4/14/2018

    2013 GMC Sierra

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    I put this into my 2013 GMC Serria SLT. I still have the factor Bose subwoofer and speakers and they sound much cleaner and louder then with the stock head unit. I'm very happy with it.

    Pros: Great sound, looks factory

    Cons: Very tight fit (mounting depth)

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    Crutchfield customer from Corydon, IN on 4/5/2018

    2013 Subaru Outback

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    This head unit rocks. Paired with Kicker speakers, I can run it wide open. Customization options allowed the look of the unit to match my vehicle.

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    More details on the Pioneer AVH-601EX

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    Features & specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input Mini (rear), RCA (rear)
    Audio/video Input Mini (rear), RCA (rear)
    USB Input Rear
    Backup Camera Input Yes
    Second Camera Input Yes
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control Yes
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM 3.0
    HD Radio Built-in
    Navigation Optional
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size No
    Nano 7
    Touch 6/5
    iPhone X/8+/8/7+/7/6S+/6S/6+/6/5S/5C/
    General
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 14 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) 22 watts
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs Yes
    Video Screen Yes
    Preamp Voltage 4 volts
    Screen Size 6.95
    Display Color
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 13
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 12 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    High-res Playback FLAC (192kHz)

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    Android & iPhone Integration
    Internet/SiriusXM/HD Radio
    Built-in Bluetooth
    Disc & USB Playback
    Audio & DSP Section
    AV + OEM Connectivity
    Touchscreen & Remote Control

    Android & iPhone Integration

    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 Apple iOS 7.0+ / Android OS 4.4+) and the AppRadioLive app (Apple iOS 9.0+ / 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 like Navmii or Genius Maps. You can even use Yelp to find points of interest along the way, including restaurant ratings and reviews.
    • 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 Stitcher account.
    • 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.
    Note: 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 AppRadio to function. Access to 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.

    Android MTP Playback: The Pioneer AVH-601EX supports MTP for playback & control of stored MP3/WMA/AAC 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/album information on the receiver's LCD touchscreen. 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.

    iPod Direct Connect: The Pioneer AVH-601EX's rear-panel USB port can be used to connect your Lightning Apple device or 30-pin iPhone 4S to the head unit. You'll need a Lightning-to-USB cable to connect your Apple device with Lightning connector, or a 30-pin to USB cable to connect your iPhone 4S. The USB connection allows for audio playback, music navigation, information display (including album art), and charging of your compatible iPhone or iPod.

    • Audio Control: From the head unit's touchscreen, you can search your iPod/iPhone's audio content by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, Composer, or Audiobook. You can also select Random & Repeat functions for a certain song or specific folder. You'll still be able to control your iPod or iPhone from the device's touchscreen too.
    • Song/Artist/Album Info: In addition, the head unit will display your iPod/iPhone's stored music information including Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song & Album title, as well as Album Art.
    Note: If there are 10,000 songs or more on your iPod/iPhone, it will require almost one hour to fully populate the song list.

    Smartphone Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 5V/1.5A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone or Android device when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. If your mobile device has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it.

    Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Pioneer AVH-601EX supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of 3/1/6018):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Compatible Apps Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone AppRadio Spotify Pandora Song/Artist Text Track Info Album Art Phone Audio Siri
    iPhone
    4S 9.3.5 Y 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
    5S 11.2.6 Y N 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
    6/6+/6S/6S+ 11.2.6 Y N 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
    8/8+ 11.2.6 Y N 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
    touch
    5th 9.3.5 Y N Y Y N N N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    6th 11.2.6 Y N Y Y N N N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    nano
    7th 1.02 PC Y 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.

    Internet/SiriusXM/HD Radio

    Spotify Online Music Service: The Pioneer AVH-601EX 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-601EX 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-601EX. 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 on art on the unit's LCD touchscreen.

    Pandora Internet Radio: The free 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-601EX 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-601EX 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 allowed.
    • 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.

    Apple Music Radio: You can playback Apple Music Radio on your USB-connected Apple iOS device through the Pioneer AVH-601EX. With a WiFi or cellular connection, you can listen to Beats 1 and other live radio stations. Apple Music subscribers can also listen to on-demand stations for every genre or create their own stations. You can use the head unit's touchscreen to select between your Apple Music Radio stations, playback songs similar to the current song, stop playback of the current song, and add the current song to your iTunes wish list. Apple Music Radio playback is compatible with the following Apple iOS devices -

    • iPhone: X, 8+/8, 7+/7, 6S+/6S/6+/6, 5S/5C/5, SE, & 4S - running iOS 9.3.5 or newer
    • iPod: touch (6th, 5th generation) - running at iOS 9.3.5 or newer
    Note: Your Apple iOS device will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, LTE (4G), or WiFi.

    SiriusXM 3.0 Ready: The Pioneer AVH-601EX 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 packages here.

    • 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 on the unit's LCD touchscreen.
    • 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 channels.
    • 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 band.
    • 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.
    Note: A separate SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription is required (operates on the XM Network). However, you can easily add this SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio Discount Plan.

    HD Radio: The Pioneer AVH-601EX'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 AM/FM broadcasts.

    • 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 sensitivity.
    • 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 FM stations.
    • 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 program.
    • 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 an analog broadcast.
    • 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 www.hdradio.com to check for HD Radio stations in your area.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth 4.1: The AVH-601EX 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), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.3 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.6 (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-601EX.

    Multi-Device Pairing Dual Phone Connection: Up to 5 Bluetooth-compatible devices (2 phones/1 audio player) can be paired to this head unit. 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.

    • SPP (Secure Simple Pairing): With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the AVH-601EX without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings.
    • Auto Re-Connection: Once an already paired Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically links the head unit and device together. If two Bluetooth devices were connected the last time, the two devices are connected to this unit automatically in the order that they are registered in the device list.

    Hands-Free Communication (w/ External Mic): The PioneerAVH-601EX 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-601EX provides more natural sound quality and details during wireless calls. The AVH-601EX 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-601EX 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 1,000 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 alphabetically.
      • 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-601EX 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-601EX 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).

    Siri Eyes-Free Functionality: When paired and connected to an iPhone with Siri via Bluetooth, the Pioneer AVH-601EX 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-601EX; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).

    Disc & USB Playback

    Compatible Discs: The 6.95" touchscreen display electronically slides down to load and eject your DVD/CD discs. The AVH-601EX supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, CD-Audio, and CD-R/RW discs with music & video files.

    • Off Insert: You can insert a disc with the unit's power off. The receiver will remain off until you press one of the unit's push-buttons.
    • Installation Angle: Optimum disc playback performance is obtained when the unit is installed at an angle of less than 30-degrees.
    • 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-601EX.

    USB Mass Storage Class (MSC) Device Compatible: The unit's rear-panel USB (type-A) port and 58" USB extension cable allows you to connect a USB Mass Storage Class (MSC) device; such as a USB thumbdrive or portable digital audio player. The USB port enables playback & control of music, video, and photo files stored on your portable USB MSC device through the Pioneer AVH-601EX. USB devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the DVD receiver's USB port (5V/1.5A) and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    • Music Browsing: 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.
    • Link Play: Link Play  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.
    • Song/Artist/Album Info: The head unit will display your USB device's stored music information - including Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song & Album title, as well as Album Art.
    Note: The head unit's USB port does not support USB hubs or USB card-readers.

    Compatible Media Files: The Pioneer AVH-601EX 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 12/16/32
    Playable File Types Audio

    MP3: 8-320kbps; 16-48kHz
    WMA: 5-320kbps; 8-48kHz
    AAC: 8-320kbps; 11.025-48kHz

    MP3: 8-320kbps; 8-48kHz
    WMA: 8-320kbps; 32-48kHz
    AAC: 16-320kbps; 8-48kHz
    WAV: 8 or 16-bit; 16-48kHz
    FLAC (High Resolution): 16 or 24-bit; 8-192kHz
    Video MPEG 1/2/4: 720 x 576/30 fps
    DivX: 720 x 576/30 fps
    AVI: 1920 x 1080/30 fps
    MPEG4: 1920 x 1080/30 fps
    MKV: 1920 x 1080/30 fps
    MOV: 1920 x 1080/30 fps
    FLV: 1920 x 1080/30 fps
    WMV: 1920 x 1080/30 fps
    DivX: 720  x 576/30 fps
    Photo N/A JPEG: 32 x 320 - 8192 x 7680
     PNG:
    32 x 320 - 720 x 576
    BMP:
    32 x 32 - 1920 x  936
    Maximum # of Folders/Files

    700 folders/999 files for CD (700 folders/3,500 files for DVD)

    1,500 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.

    Audio Section

    24-Bit/192kHz DAC: The Pioneer AVH-601EX 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-601EX 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-601EX 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-601EX 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-601EX lets you adjust the subwoofer preamp output's phase (normal/reverse) and volume (+10 to -24).

    Crossovers: The AVH-601EX 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 line-level outputs.
      • LPF: The subwoofer preamp output features an -6 to -24dB/octave 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 -36dB/octave roll-off.
      • 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 roll-off.
      • 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 -36dB/octave roll-off.

    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 microphone (130CDMC20, 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 Retriever effect.
    • 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 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 DVD receiver 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: A single RCA composite video-output jack allows you to an add external monitor, such as rear headrest or overhead monitor (sold separately). The video output can display a DVD, USB, or AV-input video signal when its selected as the receiver's source, regardless if the vehicle's parking brake is engaged or not.

    Camera Input: The AVH-601EX is equipped with a composite video rear-view camera input for the addition of an optional backup camera (130NDBC8, sold separately). In addition, you can turn the unit's AV input into a second camera input for adding a front camera (sold separately). The dedicated rear-view camera input offers two view modes -

    • Auto View: The unit features a function that automatically switches to the rear camera image. 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 1.2 seconds.
    • Camera View: There is also a Camera View mode which allows you to manually bring up the rearview camera image on the receiver's touchscreen monitor to check what is behind you while driving. You can leave the Camera View mode on if you want to see the rearview image at all times; for instance when towing a trailer.
    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.

    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, plus select Honda/Acura, Toyota/Scion, Volkswagen & Subaru vehicles with factory digital amplifiers.

    • 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, and more.
    • 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 iDatalink's 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.

    Navigation Ready: The Pioneer AVH-601EX 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.

    Touchscreen & Remote Control

    Clear Resistive Touchscreen: The Pioneer AVH-601EX features a 6.95" 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 clear resistive touchscreen is designed to enhance the visibility of on-screen graphics and images, making them appear clear and crisp. The LCD touchscreen allows you to control this unit and a connected component, such as an iPod/iPhone, a USB mass storage class device, or Bluetooth source. Menus appear on screen for making function choices, audio adjustments, and setting up the system. The angle of the motorized touchscreen display can also be adjusted to five different positions to meet your viewing needs in the car.

    • Favorite Menu: You can register the desired menu items on the AVH-601EX'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 "Favorite".
    • Background (Wallpaper): You can select between a variety of preset background (wallpaper) images for the Menu screen and AV operation screen.
    • Picture Adjustments: You can store numerous video settings for the head unit's video sources and rearview camera; including brightness (adjusts the black intensity), contrast (adjusts contrast) color (adjusts color saturation), hue (adjust color tone), and Dimmer (adjusts brightness).
    • 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), and Trimming (image is displayed across the entire screen with horizontal-to-vertical ratio left as is).
    Note: In addition to the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons along the bottom edge of the screen.

    Variable Illumination: The Pioneer AVH-601EX offers custom illumination for the OSD (on-screen display) and front-panel controls so you can match your vehicle's interior, plus MIXTRAX Illumination for DJ-style illumination in your vehicle.

    • On-Screen Display & Front-Panel Custom Illumination: You can adjust the color of the on-screen display; choose between red, amber, green, blue or white. 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 for the unit's button illumination 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: To prevent the touchscreen display and button illumination from being too bright at night, the illumination 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 headlight circuit. You can also turn on or off the dimmer manually. You can even set a timer for the dimmer to turn on or off.

    Remote Functions: The Pioneer AVH-601EX DVD receiver includes a wireless remote control and offers steering wheel control capability (adapter required).

    • Wireless Remote Control: The Pioneer AVH-601EX includes an IR remote control (CXE5116) for wireless operation of the DVD receiver and your connected devices. The included remote does offer Bluetooth phone functions.
    • Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: 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 an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately).

    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.

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    Customer Q&A

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    Best deal at the time when looking for a stereo, and nice options. [ Rickey  May 16, 2019 ]
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    HD radio and .mkv video play back! [ Charles  Apr 10, 2019 ]
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    HD radio and a ton of useful features [ nathaniel brown  Mar 31, 2019 ]
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    Pioneer always been a good product. [ Stevie  Mar 31, 2019 ]
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    Cuz it's a pioneer and it's awesome and inexpensive [ dropem525  Mar 25, 2019 ]
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    I have a pioneer avh-3300bt in my Truck now. It is 12 years old and still working great. I'm only changing it because it does not have Bt streaming. I have 4 cars and I have pioneer stereos in them all. Pioneer makes great products. I will be sticking with them. [ CHARLES  Mar 19, 2019 ]
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    Great Reviews [ John  Mar 14, 2019 ]
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    Seemed to be the best double DIN head unit for the $ [ Donna  Mar 11, 2019 ]
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    Features [ Darron  Mar 08, 2019 ]
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    If your vehicle has the double din stereo receiver port Pioneer is your best bet. So says multiple automobile audio dealers in the Ventura & Los Angeles Counties. [ Andrew  Mar 07, 2019 ]
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    Should be an awesome HU with GREAT reviews [ Brandy  Dec 16, 2018 ]
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    Features I wanted [ J  Jul 17, 2018 ]
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    After comparing various head units, the Pioneer AVH-601EX has the features, specs etc. I want. [ SALLVADOR  Jul 13, 2018 ]
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    Wide range of features for an economical price. The Pioneer brand has long been a go-to maker to get high-end quality and features in a car stereo for those on a budget. [ Don  Jun 30, 2018 ]
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    7" screen, Bluetooth connectivity [ BRANDON  May 30, 2018 ]
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    Wanted a Pioneer and 7" display. Didn't need the phone network capability. [ JEFFREY W  May 22, 2018 ]
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    6 questions already asked

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    I have a 2009 Saturn outlook with XM radio. Is this compatiable with the existing XM receiver?
    [ Jeff  May 10, 2019 ]
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    We installed this radio in our 2010 Expedition. Works great and we are enjoying all the features.
    [ Don  May 14, 2019 ]
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    It would have be in the wire harness you get. Some make it compatible where you can use your existing xm connection. Like a plug and play.
    [ ROBERT  May 10, 2019 ]
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    With the maestro adapter will it connect to the factory backup camera?
    [ Scott  May 04, 2019 ]
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    Well my backup camera is not factory and yes everything is working on my car but you can try and see if it will work which I think it will
    [ Anisio  May 04, 2019 ]
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    Yes to back up camera plus a lot more factory options.
    [ Robert  May 04, 2019 ]
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    My car unfortunately did not come with a factory backup camera. I installed a aftermarket camera and hooked it up to this unit no problem
    [ DONALD  May 04, 2019 ]
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    With the Backup Camera compatibility, is there a spot to plug up the remote 12v power wire to power the camera?
    [ Todd  Apr 18, 2019 ]
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    There is not a specific connection on the stereo for this, I spliced it in with the 12v switched when I wired it to the harness. The camera instructions say to hook it to the fuse panel.
    [ Chris  Apr 24, 2019 ]
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    No
    [ DENNIS  Apr 24, 2019 ]
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    yes all the camers hookups are there. however i purchased this deck 1 year ago and the tilt screen does not work anymore and i cannot eject dvd out of the unit. Badically doesnt work anymore.
    [ Rustan  Apr 18, 2019 ]
    Q
    I want to buy this stereo for my 2016 hyundai elantra se (without navigation), however i am having issues trying to find the correct cable/adaptor in order to make my cars usb still function with the stereo? (I do not have stearing wheel audio controls)
    [ slynn  Apr 02, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Krissy  Apr 08, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does this unit have navigation, Sirius xm, swc?
    [ Michelle  Nov 07, 2018 ]
    2 answers
    A
    No this unit does not have navigation built into the system. However it does have app radio that has navigation apps within the app.
    [ Craig  Nov 08, 2018 ]
    A
    Hi there,the radio doesn't come with navigation.however if u download the pioneer app u can screen mirror it to the radio.ive tried it and works great. Also it has the features for Sirius xm and swc.but u have to purchase extra gear.like Sirius XM's plug in tuner kit unit as well for the swc.i recommend NEW Metra Axxess ASWC-1 OEM Steering Wheel Control Universal Interface Module AS works awesome .
    [ carlos  Nov 07, 2018 ]
    Q
    WHAT ARE THE DIMENTIONS HEIGHT AND WIDTH ?
    [ scott  Sep 17, 2018 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You will need to refer to the owners manual.
    [ Donald  Sep 22, 2018 ]
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