iPod Audio Playback
Steering Wheel Remote Control
The Pioneer AppRadio: The Pioneer AppRadio (SPH-DA01) is an innovative car audio
system with a 6.1" capacitive touchscreen display that when used along with the
unit's Advanced App Mode, facilitates the use of your connected iPhone 4/4S's
applications from Pioneer and other providers in the vehicle. In addition to the
basic functions, such as AM/FM radio and Bluetooth hands-free phoning, when an
iPhone 4/4S is connected you'll have full access to your music, photos, videos,
calendars, Google maps, and select iTunes apps.
Apple iPhone 4/4S Compatible: The Pioneer AppRadio is designed specifically for
the Apple iPhone 4 (iOS 4.2 or later) / 4S (iOS 5.0 or later) & offers audio playback functions for other select
iPod/iPhone models. You cannot connect other USB devices, digital
audio players, or smartphones. This unit does not contain a CD
player, nor does it have CD-changer port.
AppRadio App (Ver. 1.2.1): The Pioneer AppRadio (SPH-DA01) requires
that you download the latest AppRadio app (version 1.2.1) from the itunes app
store onto your iPhone 4 or iPhone 4.
2-DIN Chassis: The Pioneer AppRadio (SPH-DA01) has a 2-DIN
chassis (also known as "Double DIN" or size DD), and will fit in many vehicles
with a large dash opening. The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets.
Note: As always, please consult the
Crutchfield Car Selector to verify fit with your vehicle.
6.1" Capacitive Touchscreen Display: The front of the unit features a
clean & simple aesthetic look with only three physical buttons (a home button, a
volume up button and a volume down button) combined with a high-resolution WVGA
(800 x 480) 6.1" capacitive touchscreen display. This capacitive touchscreen
requires less pressure, responds faster, and can recognize multiple touch points
simultaneously; all advantages when compared to traditional resistive
touchscreen displays. Touchscreen control is used for all functions including
the app interface, iPod control/playback, AM/FM radio, and Bluetooth hands-free
Note: All of the AppRadio's controls have been designed
specifically for in-vehicle operation to promote a safe driving experience.
Multi-Language Text: The Pioneer AppRadio offers 20 display
languages - including English, French, and Spanish.
Display Adjustments: You can adjust the touchscreen display's Dimmer
(on/off), Brightness (1-5), and Black Level (1-5).
Demonstration Images: If you do not operate the unit for 30 seconds,
demonstration images are displayed. You can turn this function Off.
Screen Off: You can set the time (Off, 10 sec, or 20 sec.) when the
screen is blacked out.
Quick Start Mode: The AppRadio features a Quick Start Mode that puts
the AppRadio into a reduced power mode for five minutes when the vehicle
ignition is switched to Off. While in Quick Start Mode, if you turn the ignition
switch On, the AppRadio will immediately start up. If the unit is in Quick Start
Mode and the ignition is not switched to On within five minutes, the AppRadio
automatically turns itself off.
Note: The unit has a boot-up time of approximately 30
seconds when the unit is powered up (from the Off position). Once the unit
is booted-up, you must then launch your iPhone 4/4S's AppRadio app (which takes approximately another 10 seconds).
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 parked with the parking brake engaged.
Rear View Camera: The Pioneer AppRadio (SPH-DA01) is
equipped with a composite video Rear View Camera input. The unit features a
function that automatically switches to the rear camera image (Rear View Camera
In jack) when an optional rear camera (130NDBC4,
sold separately) is installed on your vehicle. When your vehicle's shift lever
is in the reverse position, the screen automatically switches to the rear view
camera (the pink wire in the supplied harness must be connected to the vehicle's
reverse lamp circuit for automatic video switching). You can switch between a
Normal or Mirror image.
Installation Angle: For optimum playback performance, the
unit should be installed at an angle of less than 60-degrees.
Advanced App Mode: When connected to an iPhone 4/4S (using the supplied
iPod AV cable) with the Pioneer AppRadio application and compatible third-party
apps, the full potential of the AppRadio can be experienced. The Pioneer
AppRadio application (version 1.2.1) enables access to the
data and connectivity of the iPhone 4/4S. AppRadio allows you to access your iPhone
4's compatible apps, Google Maps, Calendar, and Contacts directly from the
Pioneer AppRadio's 6.1" touchscreen. Compatible iPhone 4/4S apps are optimized for use
on the AppRadio's 6.1" capacitive touchscreen and all touch, swipe, pinch, and
zoom gestures are recognized as if you were directly interacting with your
Note: To access compatible apps you must have an
Apple iPhone 4 (iOS 4.2 or later) / 4S (iOS 5.0 or later) with the latest version of the AppRadio application
(ver.1.2.1) from the Apple's iTunes App Store. Your iPhone will
need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G,
EDGE, or WiFi.
Google Maps: The Pioneer AppRadio (SPH-DA01) gives you the ability to
access Google Maps from your connected iPhone 4/4S. Google Maps appear on the AppRadio screen with the same mapping
information and features that you see on your iPhone 4/4S. The system enables you to search, route to locations, view route directions, and create bookmarks
with the ability to drop pins directly on the map.
Note: The AppRadio comes supplied with a GPS antenna
that features a magnetic base and an attached 12' cable. The antenna screws into
the SMB connector on back of the radio and can be mounted on your dash with the
included double-sided tape.
Compatible Apps: Pioneer has initially partnered with several app
providers to integrate AppRadio compatibility into a few of today's most popular
apps, formatted specifically for safe use and access in the vehicle. AppRadio
compatible apps are now available, including the following - AUPEO!, DashCommand, INRIX, MotionX-GPS
Drive, Rdio, StreamS HiFi, and Pandora Radio (as of June 2011).
Note: You can initially select the app you want from the
AppRadio screen, or you can launch the AppRadio app successfully by pressing
the HOME hardkey while on a 3rd party app (AppRadio app ver. 1.2.1 only).
Once you have selected an app, you will continue control of the selected app
via the AppRadio's touchscreen controls or the iPhone 4/4S
touchscreen (based on app protocol).
MotionX-GPS Drive Navigation Ready: MotionX-GPS Drive is a
complete GPS navigation solution, designed and optimized for the iPhone 4 (iOS
4.2 or later) / 4S (iOS 5.0 or later) , that can be displayed on the Pioneer AppRadio. MotionX-GPS Drive
helps you find what you're looking for and provides turn-by-turn directions with
optional Live Voice Navigation, using industry-leading maps (including US and
Canada). All the functionality of an advanced dedicated turn-by-turn GPS unit is
presented in this intuitive iPhone 4/4S application. MotionX-GPS Drive Offers full
support for the iPhone 4/4S with multitasking, routing, and live voice guidance
instructions continuing in the background; while you listen to streaming music
from your car audio system
or use other applications from the iPhone 4/4S. The 2D/3D navigation map will be displayed on
the Pioneer AppRadio, but you will still control the MotionX-GPS Drive
Navigation app from your iPhone 4/4S. You can enter the following Destination
Searches (Go To) from your iPhone 4/4S:
|Destination Search (Go
To:) ||Description |
|My Current Location ||View and navigate to the physical address closest
to your current location. |
|Browse Map ||Select a destination by choosing a point on the
map. Your selection will be geo-coded to the closest known physical
|Home ||Store your home address for quick access. Select
from five options: use your current location, pick from your iPhone
contacts, use a recently round destination, enter an address, or
enter Lat/Lon coordinates. |
|Contacts ||Navigate to an address from your iPhone address
book. Scroll to find the contact, then touch the field that contains
their address. |
|Address ||Enter an address for navigating. As you start to
type the city, state and zip code fields, a drop-down list will
appear from which you can select the appropriate entry. |
|Intersection ||Enter a street intersection, defined by two road
names, for navigating. |
|City ||Enter a city for navigating; the approximate
center of the city will be used for your destination. |
|Zip/Postal Code ||Enter a US zip code or Canadian postal code. |
|POIs ||List of Points of Interest in your current
vicinity (Around Me tab). Select the Specify Location tab to search
in an alternate location (enter city or zip/postal code). |
|Airports ||List of airports in your current vicinity (Around
Me tab). Select the Specify Location tab to search in an alternate
location (enter city or zip/postal code). |
|Emergency ||List of physicians' offices, medical clinics and
hospitals. Select the Specify Location tab to search in an alternate
location (enter city or zip/postal code). |
|Recently Found ||List of all recently found addresses, businesses,
and points of interest. |
|Frequent Destinations ||List of your most frequently visited
|Favorites ||List of all destinations designated as a
|Saved Parking Spots || List of your saved parking spots. |
|Saved Destinations ||List of your saved destinations. |
|Latitude/Longitude ||Define a destination by entering the latitude and
longitude coordinates. |
Note: MotionX-GPS Drive App purchase ($0.99) and
download required for your iPhone 4/4S through iTunes. $2.99 per month
subscription fee or $19.99 per year is required for Voice Guidance feature.
INRIX Traffic: INRIX is a leading provider of highly accurate traffic
services. INRIX's strategic partnership with Clear Channel Radio and Total
Traffic Network extends the delivery of the highest quality data and broadest
coverage available for personal navigation. The INRIX Traffic App ($24.95 per
month) provides real-time traffic information and traffic forecasts for all
major highways, interstates, arterials and city streets nationwide. Traffic
information will be displayed on the AppRadio, while control is still handled
from the iPhone 4/4S. INRIX
Traffic offers the following benefits.
- Avoid delays with real-time traffic info from the world's largest
- View traffic incidents on your route such as accidents, police,
constructions, and other events.
- Know your best time to leave based on predicted traffic conditions.
- Compare your current traffic conditions from what is normal.
Note: iPhone 4 (iOS 4.2 or later) / 4S (iOS 5.0 or
later) is required to use the INRIX
Traffic App with the Pioneer AppRadio.
DashCommand: Utilizing the built-in GPS
& accelerometer sensors of the iPhone 4 (iOS 4.2 or later) / 4S (iOS 5.0 or
later), the DashCommand app displays advanced vehicle and driving statistics. When connected to
a compatible vehicle's OBD-II data port (optional OBD-II interface sold
Palmer Performance Engineering), advanced data monitoring, logging and analysis are enabled. Users
can create and display up to 27 virtual dashboards with many styles including
digital gauges, analog gauges, indicator lights, and more, which can all be
accessed on the AppRadio screen. Compatible with more than 13 OBD-II compliant
interfaces, the app can also be used as a scan tool to read vehicle trouble
Note: The DashCommand app costs $49.99.
Rdio: The Pioneer AppRadio lets you access and control the iTunes Rdio
app (your iPhone 4/4S controls will be locked). Rdio is a new social music service
on the web for the iPhone 4 (iOS 4.2 or later) / 4S (iOS 5.0 or later) . Rdio give you access to over 8
million songs. You are able to search and find any song, album or artist, and
start listening immediately. You can search music by new releases and chart
toppers. You can also check out what other listeners have been listening to the
most, or look at your own recent listening history. In addition, you can even
create your own music collection or make your own playlists. Rdio will even
recommend music for you, based on your previous music listening. The AppRadio
will display Artist, Album, and Song information; as well as Album art. An Rdio Unlimited subscription is $9.99 per month.
Pandora Radio: The Pandora App lets you play and control music from
the Pandora music service through the Pioneer AppRadio using your connected
Apple iPhone 4 (iOS 4.2 or later) / 4S (iOS 5.0 or later) , via the supplied iPod AV cable. The Pioneer AppRadio provides control over your
Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information; as well
as Album art (your iPhone 4/4S controls will be locked). You can select Pandora stations from your station list and skip
song tracks within a station. You can search your stations by date or
alphabetically. You can also give songs a thumbs up/down and
bookmark songs/artists. Best of all, Pandora is a free app.
AUPEO! Personal Radio: AUPEO! Personal Radio is a free online music
radio station that lets you stream your favorite artists, songs, and music live
to your iPhone 4 (iOS 4.2) or later/ 4S (iOS 5.0 or later). With more than 120 Internet radio stations available, users can search for
their favorite music by artists, songs or AUPEO!'s "Mood-Tuner." Users can also
choose to "love" or "ban" songs directly from the AppRadio screen, enabling the
app to adjust content to the user's personal taste.
StreamS HiFi: The StreamS HiFi Radio app has been optimized iPhone 4
(iOS 4.2) or later/ 4S (iOS 5.0 or later). Using the StreamS Internet radio directory, the Streams HiFi app provides
access to more than 4,000 live Internet radio stations from across the globe
delivered in AAC/HE-AACv1/HE-AACv2 at 32kbps for high fidelity listening. The
StreamS Hifi Radio app is available for $4.99 from the iTunes app store.
Video Apps: With your vehicle parked and the parking brake fully engaged, additional apps (such as Netflix, Hulu+, & YouTube) featuring second screen video output can be
viewed on the AppRadio screen. You can also watch movies & TV shows you have downloaded from iTunes.
Note: You will control the video app with your iPhone 4/4S, not the
Future Apps: AppRadio will recommend and notify you of the latest 3rd party
applications that are AppRadio compatible. As the library of AppRadio compatible applications grows,
users will be automatically notified via Pioneer's AppRadio iPhone
application, with a link to the respective app(s) page within the App Store.
Additionally, the AppRadio software itself is updatable offering e, software, and app compatibility changes (via
Note: The unit has a front-panel MicroSD card slot for
software updates only. Visit the
Pioneer AppRadio Site for the latest compatible apps & firmware/software
Calendar: You can view your iPhone 4/4S's calendar on the AppRadio's LCD
monitor, so you can keep track of your scheduled events.
Contacts: From the AppRadio Advanced App Mode, you can make Bluetooth hands-free phone calls
from your iPhone 4/4S, and even route to contacts
stored within your iPhone 4/4S's contact list.
iPhone Camera: You are able to access and view all of your photos
and videos shot with your iPhone 4/4S's camera.
iPod Audio Playback
iPod/iPhone Audio Playback: The Pioneer AppRadio lets you listen to
your iPod's or iPhone's stored music, when connected via the supplied iPod AV
iPod/iPhone Control: You can control the iPod/iPhone from
the unit's touchscreen (your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen will be
- Music Browsing: You can browse your iPod/iPhone's music
library by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Genre, or Composer. The contents
of each category is then listed in alphabetical order
- Random & Repeat: You can randomly playback songs or
repeat a specific song.
iPod/iPhone Display: The Pioneer AppRadio will display the
following iPod/iPhone music information - Track #, Time Elapsed, Time Remaining,
Artist Name, Song Title, Album Title, and Album Art.
iPod/iPhone Charging: The unit's USB connection will power
and charge your connected iPod/iPhone battery when your vehicle's ignition
switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position.
Note: If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge,
then the unit will not recognize it.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Pioneer AppRadio
(SPH-DA01) is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following
iPod/iPhone model functions (as of December 2011):
| iPod/iPhone Model || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Charge |
| Audio ||
Apps || Headunit || iPod/iPhone || Song/Artist Text || Track Info |
| dock connector || 3rd || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
| clickwheel |
| 4th || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
mini ||1st ||N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
|2nd ||N/A ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
| classic || 80GB || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
| 120GB || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
| 160GB || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
| nano || 1st || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
| 2nd || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
| 3rd || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
| 6th || 1.1 PC || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| touch || 1st || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 5.0.1 || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 5.0.1 || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3GS || 4.3.5 || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || 5.0.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 5.0.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change
functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may
need to reset the AppRadio and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If
this doesn't work, you may need to revert to the older software version or
wait until a newer software update is available.
Bluetooth Technology: The AppRadio (SPH-DA01) is equipped with
built-in Bluetooth ver. 2.1 + EDR allowing to make and receive phone calls
wirelessly through the receiver from your iPhone 4/4S. Bluetooth Technology is a short-range wireless
radio connectivity technology that was developed as a cable replacement for
mobile phones and other electronic devices. Bluetooth operates in 2.4 GHz
frequency range and transmits voice and data at speeds up to 1 megabit per
Bluetooth Profiles: This unit is compatible with the following
Bluetooth Profiles - HFP 1.5 (Hands Free Profile) and PBAP (Phone Book Access
Note: The AppRadio does not support Bluetooth Audio
Phone Pairing: Your iPhone
4 will need to be initially paired to the Pioneer AppRadio, before you are able
to make or receive a phone calls from the unit.
Hands-Free Communication: The AppRadio supports wireless
hands-free communication (HFP/HSP/OPP) for your iPhone 4/4S.
The unit will display the caller's information and an audible ring tone will
be heard through your vehicle's speaker during an incoming call. You can
manually answer an incoming call or have the unit automatically answer the call.
The AppRadio allows you to carry on a phone conversation from your iPhone 4/4S using the unit's external microphone and your car audio
speakers. During a conversation you can adjust the volume. Using the AppRadio, you can dial a phone number in one of the
- Entering a Phone Number: You can make a call by
entering the phone number using the unit's on-screen keypad (0-9, *, #,
- Phone Book: Your iPhone 4/4S's phone book can be synched to the AppRadio.
Up to 1,000 contacts and 4,000 phone numbers can be transferred. After finding the number you
want to call in the phone book, you can select the entry and make the call.
Phone numbers are listed alphabetically by Contact Name.
- Call Log: The most recent calls dialed, received,
and missed are stored in memory (up to 100 for each call log). You can browse them and call numbers from
External Microphone: During your wireless phone call, you
can talk into the unit's included microphone, and listen to the other party
through the vehicle's speaker system. The external microphone provides better
performance in noisy environments than an integrated microphone found on the
front-panel of many other in-dash headunits. The microphone features a 13' cord
that plugs into the back of the radio, and comes with an adjustable visor-mount
Note: This unit is not equipped with an integrated
MOSFET50 Internal Amplifier: The AppRadio is equipped with a
50 watts x 4 (peak) MOSFET amplifier for low distortion, high power output. The
amplifier is strong enough to power small subwoofers to moderate volume levels
in compact cars and pickups. For higher volume levels from subwoofers, an
optional amplifier may be connected to the preamp outputs.
CEA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the Pioneer
AppRadio are compliant with the CEA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and
Measurement standards from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). These
standards were developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to
model and between manufacturers. The power output specs are as follows:
- CEA2006 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)
EEQ (Easy 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.
3-Band Parametric EQ: The Pioneer AppRadio (SPH-DA01)
employs a 3-Band Parametric EQ to customize the sound.
|Band ||Frequency ||Q-factor ||Gain |
|Bass ||60, 80, 100, or 200 Hz ||1.0, 1.25, 1.5, or 2.0 ||-15 to +15 dB |
|Midrange ||0.5, 1.0, 1.5, or 2.5 kHz ||0.5, 0.75, 1.0, or 1.25 ||-15 to +15 dB |
|Treble ||10, 12.5, 15, 17.5 kHz ||Fixed ||-15 to +15 dB |
2.0-Volt Preamp Output: The Pioneer AppRadio features one
pair of 2.0-volt preamp outputs. The unit's preamp output can be configured as a
fading rear-channel output or a non-fading subwoofer output with a low-pass
filter and output level control.
Subwoofer Control: When configured as the subwoofer output, you can
select the frequency of the 18dB/octave low pass filter (80, 120, or 160 Hz) and
the subwoofer gain (+/-12dB).
Source Level Adjustment (SLA): This function lets you adjust
the volume level of each source (iPhone, Hands-Free, Radio) to prevent radical
changes in volume when switching between sources. Each source can be
independently adjusted from -6 dB to +6 dB.
Switchable Rear Channel/Subwoofer Speaker Output: 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.
AM/FM Tuner: The Pioneer AppRadio (SPH-DA01) features a built-in AM/FM
tuner with RDS text information display.
RDS: The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio
broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to
compatible AM/FM stations.
BSM (Best Stations Memory): BSM lets you automatically store
the six strongest stations under presets 1-6 of the currently tuned band. The AM/FM tuner has 3 FM banks and 2 AM banks.
You can store 6 presets for each bank giving you a total of 18 FM presets and 12
Direct Tuning: You can enter an AM/FM frequency directly, using the unit's
on-screen keypad (0-9).
Local Tuning: Local seek tuning lets you tune in only those
radio stations with sufficiently strong signals for good reception.
Steering Wheel Remote Control
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The unit features
an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit to allow you
to keep your vehicle's radio steering wheel remote controls when used with the
optional PAC SWI-PS Steering Wheel Control Interface Adapter (127SWIPS,
sold separately); or the optional Metra ASWC Steering Wheel Control Interface
sold separately). This unit allows you to assign functions to your vehicle's
steering wheel controls.
Note: Please consult the
Crutchfield Car Selector to see if your vehicle is compatible.