iPhone (CarPlay) & Android Integration
Disc & USB Playback
Audio & DSP Section
AV + OEM Connectivity
Touchscreen & Remote Features
& Android Integration
Apple CarPlay: The Pioneer AVH-1550NEX
Apple CarPlay, the smarter and safer way to use your iPhone in the car. The Pioneer
Apple CarPlay through your USB-connected iPhone (iOS 7.1+) with Lightning
connector. Your iPhone can be connected to the NEX-series head unit's rear-panel
via the included USB extension cable and a Lightning-to-USB cable. Apple CarPlay is specially designed for driving scenarios. You can control CarPlay from the Pioneer receiver's touchscreen controls or use Siri to control to control CarPlay with just your voice. You'll be able to use CarPlay to get directions, make phone calls, listen to voice mails, send/receive text messages, select music, and even control Apple HomeKit compatible devices in a way that keeps you focused on the road ahead.
- Navigation Maps: The power and simplicity of Apple Maps comes to your dashboard; complete with turn-by-turn direction, traffic conditions, and estimated travel time. You can enter a new destination or choose a favorite or recent destination using the head unit's touchscreen or by simply asking Siri. CarPlay can also predict where you most likely want to go using addresses from your email, text messages, contacts, and calendars. If you have iOS 12.0 or newer on your iPhone with the latest version of Google Maps or Waze, you can choose to navigate via the Google Maps or Waze application instead of Apple Maps. Google Maps and Waze do not support Siri voice control, but will have their own proprietary voice control function which has to be accessed through a touchscreen icon on the receiver.
- Phone & Messages: You'll be able to make calls, return missed calls, and listen to voicemails through the Pioneer receiver. Siri can also help you do all these things. In addition, Siri can send, read, and reply to your text messages for you; so you never have to look at your iPhone while driving.
- Music Library: Access your artists, song, playlists, and iTunes Radio on your iPhone using the Pioneer receiver's touchscreen. Or, just tell Siri what you'd like to listen to. The head unit's touchscreen will display song/artist information, as well as album art in the background.
- Apps: CarPlay also supports additional audio apps that you've downloaded to your iPhone for enjoying music, radio, sports, news, podcasts, & audiobooks (subscriptions and fees may apply). Control these apps from the head unit's touchscreen just like you would from your iPhone. Current supported apps include:
- Music & Radio: Amazon Music, Tidal, Pandora, Spotify, iHeart Radio, TuneIn Radio, SiriusXM, Slacker Radio, Google Play Music & more.
- News, Sports & Podcasts: Stitcher, MLB.com At Bat, NBA, CBS Radio News, NPR One, OverCast, & more.
- Audio Books: Audiobooks.com & Audible
- Apple HomeKit Compatible: CarPlay now supports control of Apple HomeKit enabled devices (sold separately) through Siri. Using CarPlay in your vehicle, you can ask Siri to close or open your garage door, turn on or off home lighting, increase or decrease the temperature of your thermostat, as well as control select functions of other Apple HomeKit enabled devices and appliances. Click here for a list of compatible Apple HomeKit products.
- Use the included USB extension cable and an "Apple Certified"
Lightning-to-USB extension cable (not included) for connection. Any
other USB extension cable or non-certified cable can cause CarPlay to
- Bluetooth hands-free phone and wireless music streaming cannot be
used while Apple CarPlay is being used with a connected iPhone.
WebLink (for iPhone & Android): Download the WebLink Host app (for Apple iOS 10.0+
or Android OS 5.0+) and connect your compatible iPhone or Android smartphone via USB to access select apps such as YouTube, Yelp, and
Zomato through the Pioneer AVH-1550NEX. The apps must be downloaded on your
compatible mobile device and can then be accessed through the Pioneer receiver's
touchscreen using the WebLink interface.
- YouTube: With WebLink, you can access YouTube (for
Apple iOS 10.0+ and
Android OS 5.0+) and play videos on the Pioneer receiver's touchscreen monitor (your vehicle's parking brake will need to be engaged). You can select videos from a variety of categories or search by keyword(s).
- Yelp: Yelp (for
Apple iOS 10.0+ and
Android OS 5.0+) uses automated software to recommend the most helpful and reliable reviews for the Yelp community among the millions submitted. The software looks at dozens of different signals, including various measures of quality, reliability, and activity on Yelp. Let Yelp help you find the best Restaurants, Hotels, Automotive Service Centers, Banks, Shopping Malls, and more. Search by Category, Favorites, Distance, Point on the Map, or Keyword. A keyword search requires that your vehicle's parking brake be engaged.
- Zomato: Zomato (for
Apple iOS 10.0+ and
Android OS 5.0+) lets you search for and discover restaurants to eat out
at or order in from. Browse through restaurant menus, photos, user reviews
and ratings to decide where you want to eat, and use the map feature to
guide you there.
- MediaPlayer: WebLink's MediaPlayer allows you to access your Apple iOS or Android devices stored music
and video library for playback (content must be stored on the device and not
the cloud). From the receiver's touchscreen, you can browse your phone's music library by Artist, Album, Genres, Playlist, or Songs. You can also search your music by typing in an artist's name or a song title (the vehicle's parking brake has to be engaged for this feature). In addition, you get playback controls such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, & Random/Repeat. The DVD receiver's screen will display song/artist/album information, along with album art.
- Once you have your device connected to the head unit and you have selected WebLink as the source, the WebLink app is not controllable from your Apple iOS or Android device. If you need to control the WebLink app from your smartphone, you will have to disconnect your phone's cable from the Pioneer receiver.
- The WebLink app must be opened as the primary app on your phone. If you press the home button or go to access other apps on your phone, the WebLink apps will pause on the Pioneer receiver, until the WebLink app is the primary app again. WebLink
will not work with the app only running in the background.
- Some apps within WebLink will require that your vehicle's parking brake be engaged to operate certain functions & features of the application.
Smartphone Music Playback: If you don't desire Apple CarPlay
or WebLink, you can simply connect your Android or Apple iOS device via USB for
music playback only through the Pioneer AVH-1500NEX.
- Android MTP Compatible: The receiver supports MTP for playback
& control of stored music files on your Android (OS 4.0+) device through the
Pioneer receiver's rear-panel USB port. In this mode, you get basic playback
control (like Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track), plus song/artist information on
the receiver's LCD screen. During MTP connection, you cannot use your Android
smartphone's touchscreen to control music playback and you cannot select music
apps from your smartphone for playback. However, you can continue to listen to
stored music on your Android smartphone through the head unit while you check
your Calendar, Facebook, Texts, etc on your phone. You smartphone's battery will
also be charged while connected via USB (5V/1.5A).
- iPod/iPhone Compatible: The Pioneer AVH-1550NEX'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 (stored music and music apps), music browsing
display (including album art), and charging of your compatible iPhone or iPod.
Additional powerful searching tools, such as Link Play and Alphabet Search help you find your content even faster.
- ABC Category Search: Once you have selected a category (playlist/song/artist/album/genre/etc.), you can search each category alphabetically (A-Z).
- Link Search: Link Search allows you to play songs related to the currently playing song. Link Search lets the head unit create an album list of the currently playing artist, a song list of the currently playing album, or an album list of the currently playing genre.
Note: The Pioneer AVH-1550NEX does not support AOA 2.0 for Android
Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Pioneer AVH-1550NEX
supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of 3/27/2018):
| Apple Device || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Compatible Apps || Display Type || Bluetooth || Charge |
| Audio || Video || CarPlay || Head Unit || iPod/iPhone || WebLink || Spotify || Pandora || Song/Artist Text || Track Info || Album Art || Phone || Audio || Siri |
| iPhone |
| 4S || 9.3.5 || Y || N || N || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5/5C || 10.3.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y ||N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5S/SE || 12.4.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 6/6+/6S/6S+ ||12.4.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 7/7+/8/8+ ||12.4.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| XS-Max/XS/XR/X ||12.4.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| touch |
| 5th || 9.3.5 || Y || N || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 6th ||12.4.1 || Y || N || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| nano |
| 7th || 1.02 PC || Y || N || N || Y || N || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y |
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change
functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may
need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If
this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is
Cellular & Data Plan Requirements: Access to CarPlay and WebLink will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or Android device to connect to the Internet. Your compatible Apple or Android device will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, LTE (4G), or WiFi.
Smartphone Charging: The Pioneer AVH-1550NEX will also charge (5V/1A) your Android smartphone or Apple iPod/iPhone device while connected via USB with the vehicle's ignition switch set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position.
Bluetooth 4.1: The AVH-1550NEX
is equipped with
built-in Bluetooth version 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-1550NEX
Simple Secure Pairing (SSP): With Secure Simple Pairing
(SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the AVH-1550NEX
without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. Up to 5
Bluetooth-compatible devices can be paired to this
- Dual Phone Connection: You are 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.
- 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
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-1550NEX
provides more natural sound quality
and details during wireless calls. The AVH-1550NEX
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-1550NEX
offers a variety of ways
to make call using the in-dash receiver.
- Direct & Preset Dialing: You can make a call by entering the
phone number using the head unit's touchscreen keypad. You can also store up to six phone
numbers as presets for quicker dialing.
- Phone Book: The phone book (up to 1000 contacts) in
your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone will be transferred automatically
when the phone is paired to this unit. After finding the number you want
to call in the phone book from the head unit, you can select the entry
and make the call. If a lot of numbers are registered in the phone book,
you can search for a phone number by the contact person's name
- Call Log: The 80 most recent calls dialed,
received, and missed are stored in memory. You can browse them and call
numbers from these lists.
- Voice Dialing via Siri: When paired
and connected with an iPhone 4S or later via Bluetooth, the Pioneer head
unit has the ability to access Siri through its touchscreen controls and
external microphone. You'll be able to
dial a phone number or contact via voice command.
Note: Advanced phone operations that require attention,
such as dialing numbers on the touchscreen monitor or adjusting Bluetooth
settings, are prohibited while driving. The vehicle's parking brake must be
engaged to access these functions.
Wireless Audio Streaming: The Pioneer AVH-1550NEX
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-1550NEX
lets you browse your stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, etc..
(AVRCP 1.4 phones only; which includes Android 4.0+ and iPhone 5.0+).
- Song/Artist Info: The head unit will also display your
stored music's and music app's song information; such as Artist name and
Song/Album title (app must also support). Album Art not supported.
Siri Eyes-Free Functionality: When connected to
an iPhone (iOS 6.1+) with Siri via Bluetooth, the Pioneer AVH-1550NEX
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 attenuated 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-1550NEX
; visual data will
still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).
Spotify Online Music Service: The Pioneer AVH-1550NEX
the ability to playback & control content from the Spotify music app (for
Apple iOS 10.0+ 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
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
. Your iPhone or Android smartphone will also need an active
Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, LTE (4G), or
WiFi. If you are a
Spotify Premium user (requires a monthly paid subscription), you can enjoy
ad-free, high quality music even when there is no internet connection.
- Playback & Search Control: You can play, pause and skip
tracks, browse playlists, albums and radio stations through the Pioneer
receiver's touchscreen controls.
- Song/Artist Info + Album Art: You also get song/artist
information and album art on the unit's LCD touchscreen.
Pandora Internet Radio: The Pandora App (for
Apple iOS 11.0+ or
Android OS 4.0+) lets you play music from the
Pandora music service
through the Pioneer AVH-1550NEX
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-1550NEX
control over the Pandora music service & display Artist, Album, & Song
information; as well as Album art.
- Station List, Presets, & New Stations: 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 can be created based on the
current songs or artists playing.
- Shuffle & Skip Songs: You can also listen to songs played randomly
from various stations within your Station List. You can skip song tracks within a station.
You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips
- Thumbs Up/Down & Bookmarking: You can give songs a thumbs up or
thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences. 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-1550NEX. 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: XS-Max/XS/XR/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-1550NEX
is SiriusXM 3.0
Ready so you can listen to commercial-free music, all your favorite sports,
exclusive talk and entertainment, comedy, news, traffic, weather, and more.
Simply activate a SiriusXM Radio subscription (fees will apply) and connect the
SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (220SXV300,
sold separately) to the dedicated port on the rear of the receiver for playback
and control of satellite radio. Check out the most popular SiriusXM subscription
- Channel/Category Lists + Song/Artist/Album Info: The
Channel List displays a list of all available channels. The Category List
displays all available categories and stations within those categories.
Displayed Information such as Channel Name, Artist Name, & Song Title can be
viewed on the head unit's LCD touchscreen. You also get station logo
identification and album art.
- Category Scan + Instant Replay: During Category Scan,
the live broadcast for each channel in the current category plays for six
seconds at a time. The SiriusXM Instant Replay function lets you pause,
rewind, and replay up to 60 minutes of live content from the station that
you are currently listening to.
- SmartFavorite Presets + Featured Favorites: You can
store up to 18 SiriusXM Satellite Radio Station Presets with special tuning
features such as TuneStart, TuneScan, & TuneMix (see below). Featured
Favorites are groups of channels that are created by the SiriusXM
Programming department allowing to discover new channels. Featured Favorite
channels are dynamic and can change often, allowing you to discover new
- TuneStart, TuneScan, & TuneMix: TuneStart automatically
start songs from the beginning when you tune to one of your SmartFavorite
music channels stored on the current band of presets. TuneScan lets you scan
through short previews of songs you may have missed on music channels stored
on the current band of SmartFavorite presets. TuneMix plays a unique blend
of songs from music channels stored in the current SmartFavorite preset
- Traffic, Weather, & Sports: You can tune in and listen
quickly to information pertaining to weather and traffic from a particular
city you have specified. You can also be alerted when your favorite sports
teams are playing so you can tune to the appropriate station quickly.
- Parental Control: The SiriusXM Parental Control feature
allows you to control access to channels that you consider inappropriate for
younger listeners. When enabled, The Parental Control feature requires you
to enter a 4-digit passcode to tune to the locked channels.
Supertuner IIID AM/FM Tuner: The Supertuner IIID AM/FM tuner
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
- 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 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 levels 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.
Disc & USB Playback
Compatible Discs: The AVH-1550NEX
supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, CD-Audio, and CD-R/RW discs with a variety of music and video files.
The unit has a front-loading disc slot, so there is no faceplate to fold or
- Off Insert/Eject: You can insert or eject a disc with unit's
power off, as long as your vehicle's switch is in the accessory or on
position. The unit will not automatically begin playback when you insert a
disc with the unit off; you'll need to power the unit on and select disc as
the playback source.
- Direct DVD Search: During DVD playback, you can go
directly to a specific Title or Chapter by entering the number using the
unit's touchscreen numeric keypad.
- 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-1550NEX.
- Installation Angle: Optimum disc playback performance is
obtained when the unit is installed at an angle of less than 30-degrees.
USB MSC Playback: 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. The USB port enables playback & control of music, video,
and photo files stored on your portable USB MSC device through the Pioneer
. 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.
- Playback & Search Controls: Playback & search functions
include Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, Random/Repeat, and File/Folder
- 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
Compatible Media Files: The Pioneer AVH-1550NEX
the following types of audio, video, and photo files recorded onto a disc or
inserted USB device.
| Media Type || Disc (CD-R/RW, DVD-R/-RW/-R DL) || USB (MSC/MTP) |
| File System ||ISO9660
Level 1 or 2, Romeo, Joliet, UDF ||FAT
| Playable File Types || Audio || |
MP3: 8-320kbps; 16-48kHz
WMA: 5-320kbps; 8-48kHz
AAC: 8-320kbps; 11.025-48kHz
WMA: 8-320kbps; 8-48kHz
AAC: 16-320kbps; 8-48kHz
WAV: 8 or 16-bt; 16-48kHz
FLAC (High Resolution): 24-bit; 8-192kHz
| Video ||MPEG 1/2/4: 720
x 576/30 fps (4GB) |
DivX: 720 x 576/30 fps (4GB)
|AVI: 1920 x
1080/30fps (4GB) |
MPEG4: 1920 x 1080/30fps (4GB)
MKV: 1920 x 1080/30fps (4GB)
MOV: 1920 x 1080/30fps (4GB)
FLV: 1920 x 1080/30fps (4GB)
WMV: 1920 x 1080/30fps (4GB)
DivX: 720 x 576/30fps (4GB)
| 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)
folders/15,000 files |
| Song/Artist Info ||MP3 ID3 tags, WMA-tags, AAC-tags,
FLAC-tags, & Album Art |
Note: Videos and Photos can only be viewed when the
vehicle's parking brake is engaged.
High Resolution Audio Playback: The Pioneer NEX Series receiver supports playback of high-resolution FLAC music files (up to 24-bit/192kHz) via USB. High-Resolution Audio is high-quality sound that exceeds CD standard. High-resolution audio captures and beautifully expresses all the details of your favorite music.
Audio & DSP Section
24-Bit/192kHz DAC: The Pioneer AVH-1550NEX
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-1550NEX
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-1550NEX
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
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
lets you adjust the subwoofer preamp output's phase
(normal/reverse) and volume (+10 to -24).
Crossovers: The AVH-1550NEX
employs high-pass and low-pass
crossovers to tailor the head unit to your connected speaker setup.
- Standard: Allows you to set the high-pass and low-pass crossover
network for a standard Front, Rear, and Subwoofer speaker setup using either
speaker-level or low-level outputs.
- HPF: The head unit's -6 to -24dB/octave high pass filter only
allows frequencies higher than those in the selected range (50, 63, 80, 100,
125, 160, 200Hz) to your front and rear speakers through the unit's speaker-level or
- LPF: The subwoofer preamp output features an -6 to
low pass filter so only frequencies lower than those in the selected range
(50, 63, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200Hz) are output to your connected subwoofer.
- Network: Allows you to set the high-pass and low-pass crossover
network for a complex 3-way speaker system with Highs, Mids, and Sub using
low-level outputs only.
- Highs: The high-pass crossover for your tweeters can be set
to 1.25, 1.6, 2, 2.5, 3.15, 4, 5, 6.3, 8, 10, or 12.5 kHz with a -6 to
- Mids: You can set a high-pass and low-pass crossover from
your midrange/midbass drivers. The high-pass crossover can be set to
1.25, 1.6, 2, 2.5, 3.15, 4, 5, 6.3, 8, 10, or 12.5 kHz with a -6 to
-36dB/octave roll-off. The low-pass crossover can be set to 26, 31.5,
40, 50, 63, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, or 250 Hz with a -6 to -36dB/octave
- Lows: The low-pass crossover for your subwoofers can be set
to 26, 31.5, 40, 50, 63, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, or 250 Hz with a -6 to
EEQ (Easy EQ) + 13-Band Graphic EQ: There are seven stored
equalizer curves which you can easily recall at any time. You can choose from -
Powerful, Natural, Vocal, Super Bass, Flat, Custom 1, or Custom 2. The Custom 1
and Custom 2 EQ modes allow you to manually adjust the level (+/- 12dB) of each
band of the head unit's 13-band graphic equalizer (50, 80, 125, 200, 315, 500,
800, 1.25k, 2k, 3.15k, 5k, 8k, and 12.5k Hz).
Auto EQ (Optional): The auto-equalizer automatically
measures your car's interior acoustic characteristics, and then creates an
auto-equalizer curve base on that information. The Pioneer CD-MC20 Auto-EQ
sold separately) is required to use this function. The Pioneer CD-MC20 Auto-EQ
microphone plugs into your compatible Pioneer receiver's rear-panel AUX
3.5mm input. The Auto-EQ microphone should be placed in the center of your
vehicle's driver seat headrest facing forward for EQ measurement.
Audio Settings: The head unit provides further sound
adjustments for your car audio system.
- Listening Position & Time Alignment: For a better
sound-stage you can select your optimal listening position. You can choose
from All, Front Left, Front Right, or Front. You can also select to manually
fine tune the sound stage, using Digital Time Alignment (DTA) by selecting
the distance (0-200") for each individual speaker in the vehicle compared to
your listening position.
- Advanced Sound Retriever: The Advanced Sound Retriever
automatically enhances compressed audio and restores the original richness
of the recording. When the Advanced Sound Retriever is on, the high
frequency range is compensated to match the frequency response curve to the
original sound. There are two available levels of the Advanced Sound
- Bass Boost: You can easily boost the subwoofer bass
level by using the Bass Boost function. The Bass Boost feature allows you
increase the subwoofer level from 0 to +6 (12dB).
- Loudness: The Loudness function compensates for
deficiencies in the low- and high-frequency ranges at low volume. You can
set the Loudness to High, Mid, Low, or Off.
- Speaker Level: You can adjust each speaker and sub channel
independently from +10 to -24 to best even out the sound in your vehicle.
- Source Level Adjustment (SLA): This function lets you
adjust the volume level of each source to prevent
radical changes in volume when switching between sources. Settings are based
on the unit's FM volume level, which remains unchanged. Each source can be
independently adjusted from -4 dB to +4 dB.
- Auto Level Control (ALC): This function automatically corrects the audio level
difference between the music files and/or the sources.
Rear Speaker Setup: The rear speaker outputs can be set to provide full range
output with full fading capability, or they can be set to provide non-fading
subwoofer (low-pass) output. When the rear speaker outputs are set to subwoofer
mode, the rear preamp outputs also switch from full range to subwoofer outputs.
When set for subwoofer operation, you can connect the rear speaker leads
directly to two small 4-ohm passive subwoofers or a dual voice coil sub with
4-ohm voice coils. If you prefer to use a single 2-ohm subwoofer, you can
connect the woofer to one set of speaker leads, leaving the other set of rear
leads disconnected. The maximum output provided when a 2-ohm load is connected
to one set of leads is 70 watts.
Beep Tone: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to
confirm button operation. You can turn this feature on or off.
AV + OEM Connectivity
Dual AV Inputs: The Pioneer AVH-1550NEX
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.
Note: CarPlay & WebLink are not supported
by the video output.
Camera Input w/ Parking Assist Guidelines: The AVH-1550NEX
is equipped with a composite
video rear-view camera input for the addition of an optional backup camera (130NDBC8,
sold separately). The unit provides on-screen guidelines to assist you when
backing up and parking your vehicle (this feature can be turned On or Off). You can also turn the unit's composite 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 0.8 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, and Mercury vehicles that feature the factory SYNC system; as well as 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 iDatalink Maestro RR lets Ford/Lincoln/Mercury, GM, Dodge/Chrysler, and VW owners swap out their factory radio for this aftermarket Pioneer head unit; while retaining the Ford Sync system, GM OnStar system, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep U-Connect system, steering wheel controls, Bluetooth, USB interface, Satellite Radio, and 911 assist. You also get to keep the hands-free mic that comes with the car (which is specially tuned to that particular vehicle). *Retained features will vary by vehicle.
- Extra Features: In some installations, the iDatalink Maestro RR lets you configure the head unit 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. *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-1550NEX
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 Features
Clear Resistive LCD Touchscreen: The Pioneer AVH-1550NEX
features a 6.2" clear resistive LCD touchscreen display with a resolution of 800
(RGB) x 480, for a total of 1,152,000 pixels. The clear resistive panel is
designed to enhance the visibility of on-screen graphics and images, making them
appear clear and crisp. The touchscreen display allows you to control this unit
and a connected component such as an iPod/iPhone, Android smartphone, Bluetooth
phone, or USB mass storage class device. Menus appear on screen for making
function choices, audio adjustments, and setting up the system.
- Favorites: You can register the desired menu items on the
'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 6 menu items can be registered as a "Favorite".
- OSD + Backgrounds: The color of the on-screen display
can be set to red, amber, green, blue or white. The background display can
be selected from 8 different preset displays for the AV Operation screen and
5 different preset displays for the Home Menu screen. In addition, you can
change the background display to other images imported from an external USB
- Widescreen Modes: You can choose from the following
widescreen modes when playing back video - Full (4:3 picture is enlarged in
the horizontal direction only; enabling you to enjoy a 4:3 picture without
any omissions), Zoom (4:3 picture is enlarged in the same proportion both
vertically and horizontally; ideal for a 16:9 screen), Normal (4:3 picture
is displayed as it is).
- Picture Adjustments: You can store numerous video
settings for the head unit's video sources and rear-view camera; including
brightness (adjusts the black intensity), contrast (adjusts contrast), color
(adjusts color saturation), hue, (adjusts color tone), temperature (adjust the color temperature), and
Dimmer (adjusts brightness).
Front-Panel Control w/ Custom Illumination: In addition to
the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons along the
left edge of the screen. The color of the button illumination can be set to
red, amber, green, blue, white, or scan (constantly cycling through the color
spectrum). You can also create a custom color to match your vehicle's interior
lighting (112 colors to choose from).
Dimmer: The receiver's touchscreen display & button
illumination can be dimmed manually, automatically or via a timer. You can set
the unit's LCD touchscreen & button illumination to automatically dim when your
vehicle's headlights are turned on (this function requires that the orange/white
illumination wire in the wiring harness is connected to the vehicle's headlight
circuit). You can also set a specific time and duration for unit's LCD & button
illumination to dim.
Remote Functions: The Pioneer AVH-1550NEX
DVD receiver includes a
wireless remote control and offers steering wheel control capability (adapter required).
- Wireless Remote Control: The Pioneer AVH-1550NEX
IR remote control (CXE5116) for wireless operation of the DVD receiver
and your connected devices. The included remote does offer Bluetooth phone
- Optional Steering Wheel Controls: The head unit features
an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit that lets you
keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with
steering wheel audio control adapter
Parking Brake Interlock: This unit has a parking brake
interlock system that prohibits viewing of video programming and operating
certain controls when the vehicle is in motion. In order to watch video on the
in-dash monitor, the vehicle must be stopped with the parking brake engaged. The
head unit's light green wire must be connected to your vehicle's parking brake
detection circuit. The head unit's touchscreen will display a "Caution" message, if you try to
watch a video when your vehicle is in motion.
Note: The parking brake wire must also be connected and the parking brake engaged for certain setup functions and menu options.