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Pioneer AVH-1550NEX

DVD receiver

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About the Pioneer AVH-1550NEX

Touchscreen generation

We're all using our touchscreens more and more. And having a well-designed in-car system that makes it easy to access our apps through simple routines and voice control is something I value greatly. I appreciate how Pioneer is staying on the front edge of in-car multimedia with their new lineup, including the AVH-1550NEX DVD receiver. I love the improved interface and the addition of features like WebLink®. This networked car stereo fits my smartphone lifestyle — and I'll bet it'll fit yours as well.

Touchscreen generation

We're all using our touchscreens more and more. And having a well-designed in-car system that makes it easy to access our apps through simple routines and voice control is something I value greatly. I appreciate how Pioneer is staying on the front edge of in-car multimedia with their new lineup, including the AVH-1550NEX DVD receiver. I love the improved interface and the addition of features like WebLink®. This networked car stereo fits my smartphone lifestyle — and I'll bet it'll fit yours as well.

"I appreciate how Pioneer is staying on the front edge of in-car multimedia..."

Making your smartphone easy to use in the car

Smartphone compatibility with car multimedia systems is rapidly coalescing around easy to use interfaces like Apple CarPlay. So, if you're a dedicated iPhone user just plug in your iPhone and you'll access a friendly iOS styled interface and serious voice control options that let you quickly jump into your music, podcasts, messages, streaming music and more. CarPlay's a no-brainer for me — it's simply a much safer and simpler way to use your phone in the car.

Spotify and Pandora® control

I appreciate how easy it is to control either Pandora and Spotify accounts from this Pioneer. Just connect your iPhone via USB or Bluetooth, or pair up your Android™ with Bluetooth and you're ready to take command of your playlists and streaming music. You can even create new Pandora stations on the fly just by pressing a button.

Bluetooth® wireless command

The AVH-1550NEX is ready to roll with hands-free calling with your compatible phone, plus the ability to wirelessly stream and control music. Plus, with your compatible iPhone, you can take advantage of Siri Eyes Free functionality, using your voice to place calls, select music, hear notifications, add reminders — even compose and listen to text messages.

Sweet radio

If you're on the road all the time, you should consider tapping into the variety of satellite radio with an optional SiriusXM tuner. 

Awesome A/V

The receiver's LCD screen plays DVDs and other video content in bright, clear detail when you're parked. You can keep your passengers entertained by sending video from the receiver to a rear-seat screen — that sure helps to minimize wars in the back seat. This Pioneer also incorporates WebLink®, so you easily view what's on your smartphone on the receiver's screen — no extra cables required. Dual camera inputs allow you to add a rear-view camera, plus a dash or side-view cam.

iDataLink Maestro lets you keep your factory extras

This Pioneer 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 engine performance data and other vehicle info on the Pioneer's screen. Once you've identified your vehicle, you'll see the iDatalink module offered on the way to the Shopping Cart if it's compatible.

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.

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Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • DVD/CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • 6.2" LCD touchscreen display
    • Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • customizable touchscreen interface
    • 5 display colors, 112 key color options
    • fits double-DIN dash openings
    • remote control
    Smartphone Features (see Details for info on compatibility with specific smartphones and apps):
    • Apple CarPlay compatible
    • WebLink for access tand display of YouTube and other iPhone apps
    • Siri Hands Free compatible with compatible iPhones
    • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad music playback
    • playback and control of music files on compatible Android devices
    • Pandora and Spotify control with iPhone and Android
    Audio/video Features:
    • plays audio/video content from CDs, DVDs, and USB memory devices (see Details tab for full capabilities)
    • plays lossless FLAC audio files (up to 192kHz/24-bit) from flash media
    • 13-band graphic equalizer with 7 preset EQ curves
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • Advanced Sound Retriever
    • Auto-EQ equalizes for your car interior automatically (optional mic required)
    Expandability:
    • works with SiriusXM tuner
    • works with AVIC-U280 navigation module
    • inputs: rear USB port, rear audio/video input, dual camera inputs
    • outputs: video output, 6-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other Information:
    • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
    • internal amp (14 watts RMS CTA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • CTA-2006 compliant
    • MIXTRAX for a DJ inspired audio/visual experience
    • compatible with iDatalink Maestro module
      • retains factory features for a variety of vehicles
      • displays engine performance data and other info on touchscreen
    • warranty: 1 year
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • MFR # AVH-1550NEX
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    What's in the box:

    • DVD receiver w/ integrated 6.2" 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/ visor-bracket (attached 13' cable terminated by a right-angled 2.5mm connector)
    • Two-sided tape
    • 6 Pan-head ISO screws (M5 x 6mm)
    • 6 Counter-sunk ISO screws (M5 x 6mm)
    • Installation Manual
    • Quick Start Guide
    • Warranty Sheet

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    Crutchfield customer from Santa Clara, CA on 8/14/2019

    2002 Chevrolet Tahoe

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    Overall nice head unit. Works well for apple car play still getting used to all the functions on the head unit. time will tell how well it goes.

    Pros: Apple car play Bluetooth connection good

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    Crutchfield customer from Acworth, GA on 8/13/2019

    2015 Toyota Tundra

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    Got the unit for apple carplay, works great

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    Beautiful sound

    Geno from Frankfort, IL on 8/12/2019

    2014 Toyota RAV4

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    Sounds great and works like a champ! I had this installed this on my 2014 Rav4 Limited. I wanted Car Play and this delivers. Surprisingly my 30-pin iPod 5th Generation works with this unit. I was also able to keep my factory USB/AUX port. I'm swapping out speakers next. Brings new life to a subpar factory "premium" system. Sterring wheel controls work also...thanks Crutchfield!

    Pros: Intergrated flawlessly with my system

    Cons: None!

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    Crutchfield customer from Miami, FL on 8/11/2019

    2005 Mercedes-Benz ML350

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    Extremely easy to use. Nice layout and wide variety of options. Software should allow for more home screen setting customizations.

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    Minor issues with install, but great products

    Crutchfield customer from Petal, MS on 8/11/2019

    2005 Ford Expedition

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    Great product. Had a few issues with install. Once clear of those (thanks to great tech support) all is well. Quality products and great customer service. Everyone is very nice and eager to help. Made the process much easier than it could have been. Would definitely buy again

    Pros: Good price, good quality

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    Definitely a deal...

    Crutchfield customer from Chester, VA on 8/5/2019

    2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

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    I have only had it for a few weeks but everything seems to be working great. I had a similar Pioneer radio before this one but I wanted the Car Play option. Having the car play option has already paid for itself with using Google Maps.

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    Car stereo

    Crutchfield customer from El Paso, TX on 8/4/2019

    2010 Toyota 4Runner

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    Excellent device

    Pros: Pioneer stereo excellent

    Cons: None

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    Crutchfield customer from Discovery Bay, CA on 8/4/2019

    2007 Toyota Tundra

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    Very nice upgrade from the factory radio at a reasonable price.

    Pros: Easy to install, great sound quality, great fit in the dash

    Cons: none

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    Powerful Head Unit with integrated Apple Car Play

    Roger from Nashville, TN on 7/29/2019

    2013 Honda Civic Hybrid

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    I have a 2013 Honda Civic Hybrid where I replaced the factory radio with the Pioneer. I ordered the ready harness which made it really easy to install. The hardest part of the installation was running the hand brake wire down to the center console to tap into the brake. You don't HAVE to do this but if you want to use the CD-MC20 auto EQ microphone or use the DVD function, then you will have to tap into the hand brake. I also ordered the steering wheel control adapter, which you also have to tap into the power in the harness for it to work. The sound out of this unit was amazing once I got the auto EQ set. Even without an amp, this unit drives my Infinity 1632ex front speakers, tweets, and Rockford Fosgate 1675 in the rear without any trouble. The screen is a little touchy when trying to scroll through the settings or lists in iTunes. The Apple Car Play works great and is one of the main reasons I bought this unit. The included mic for phone calls took some experimenting on placement but I settled with running it under the dash and up to the A-pillar. One thing I noticed is that the radio loses signals faster than the original HU.

    Pros: Excellent sound and a huge load of custom settings Apple Car Play

    Cons: No Aux or USB input in the front-have to run cables to the front Touch screen a bit laggy FM radio loses stations faster then OEM unit

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    Crutchfield customer from High Point, NC on 7/29/2019

    2014 Toyota Sequoia

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    Sounds great and everything works like you'd expect.

    Pros: Well priced. Good functionality. Excellent clarity on screen.

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    Crutchfield customer from Auburn, WA on 7/28/2019

    2005 Ford Focus ZXW

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    Awesome does everything my phone does.but you only need one finger, or to talk.

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    Crutchfield customer from Ashburn, VA on 7/25/2019

    2007 Honda Accord VP

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    It would be nice to have the USB in the front since it is needed to use CarPlay. Switching between sources takes a little getting used to as well.

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    Crutchfield customer from Ogden, UT on 7/23/2019

    2012 Toyota Tundra

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    For the most part it's working just fine. Sometimes it doesn't turn on when I start the truck. I have to turn the truck off and restart it. Also it wasn't comparable with my current satellite radio antenna so I will have to purchase other equipment to get it working.

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    Buttons to small

    Crutchfield customer from Greenwood, SC on 7/21/2019

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    Good for the price. Buttons are too small to see.

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    Crutchfield customer from San Antonio, TX on 7/18/2019

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    This is an awesome receiver! Really wish I had gotten the owners manual to go along with it, gonna be a learn as I go process with utilizing all the available features, integrated well into my 2018 Jeep Cherokee with the help of the iDatalink Module and Harness, well worth the extra money!!!

    Pros: Sharp looking receiver, multitude of features, seamless transition with iDatalink accessories

    Cons: Have noticed once or twice receiver hasn't automatically powered up when starting the engine but that's about it

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    All I ever need

    Crutchfield customer from Rogers, AR on 7/17/2019

    2017 Ford Transit Cargo

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    Excellent product at a great price, love how it interacts with my phone

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    Crutchfield customer from Canton, GA on 7/17/2019

    2006 Jeep Wrangler

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    Excellent product delivered on time anda good advice for everything I need

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    Crutchfield customer from Lancaster, CA on 7/14/2019

    2011 Toyota Corolla

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    looks great and easy to use and quality is also great

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    Crutchfield customer from Newark, DE on 7/10/2019

    2008 Ford F-150

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    head unit works great but since they are making changes to the apps that connect to it they need to give more details.

    Pros: Easy to install and setup

    Cons: applications for music to the unit are not clear

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    Outstanding radio

    Crutchfield customer from Atlanta, IN on 7/7/2019

    2006 GMC Canyon

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    Best radio ever!

    Pros: Car play, smooth and no glitches. Perfect radio

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    Best Head unit for IPhone

    Crutchfield customer from Castaic, CA on 7/2/2019

    2002 Ford Explorer Sport

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    This head unit has been amazing and very easy to install. Be sure to play with it a bit to learn how to use everything, it's well worth it. Love the apple car play and the Bluetooth picks right up once you get into your car. Thanks Crutchfield for the recommendation!!

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    Crutchfield customer from Chehalis, WA on 6/30/2019

    2004 Ford F-150

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    Easy install and easy to use.

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    Crutchfield customer from Bloomsburg, PA on 6/30/2019

    2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

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    Good price

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    All the features I was looking for, great performance

    Robert from Puyallup, WA on 6/28/2019

    2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

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    Product was just what I was looking for. I listen to music and podcasts on my daily commute and this unit seamlessly and quickly connects every time. I love having Carplay, typically use Waze or Google maps when needed and they work flawlessly. This unit has all the features I need and use and not a lot of extra features I'll never use. I added a backup camera (Crux CFD-03F) which also works great, image pops up near instantly and is very clear. A word of advice on attaching a backup camera, this unit has the backup line images built in and adjustable, I did not fully understand that and left the non-adjustable camera supplied image option in place. I now have a bit of disassembly to do to disable the camera image lines and use the superior, head unit lines.

    Pros: Nice fit, nice features at a reasonable price. Crutchfield support! The prewired harness is a ++, I am fairly technical but with the added Maestro integration unit this would have been challenging to get wired up correctly.

    Cons: Documentation from Pioneer is weak. There is one little cable that hooks from Maestro unit to the Pioneer that there is no documentaion that tells you it is needed. A call to Jac at Crutchfield was required to sort it out.

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    Great new radio

    Crutchfield customer from Trevor, WI on 6/28/2019

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    Love my new radio. It works perfectly with all my families phones. We are able to stream music on one phone while other phone can display map and send and receive texts. This radio has exceeded my expectations.

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    Crutchfield customer from Long Beach, CA on 6/27/2019

    2005 Ford Ranger

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    They delivered everything you could need to make installation easy. Product works great and makes my commute 10x better. Definitely recommending this to friends

    Pros: Custom ordered to fit your vehicle. Great customer support, they review all details to make sure you have a good experience.

    Cons: Can't think of any

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    What a surprise

    Crutchfield customer from Santa Fe, NM on 6/23/2019

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    Love this radio. Has all the latest greatest features I've wanted especially since I didn't get a decent radio when I bought the car even though it came as standard equipment. I always thought I had cheap speakers but was pleasantly surprised with the quality of my original speakers after the radio was replaced.

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    Great variety of products

    Crutchfield customer from Carolina, PR on 6/23/2019

    2005 Scion xA

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    Simple and fast to buy and great delivery ??. My old car looks like new with his new radio. Instructions to follow so easy!

    Pros: Easy and detailed Installing instructions

    Cons: None

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    Crutchfield customer from Columbus, OH on 6/19/2019

    2013 Subaru Outback

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    Really happy with this unit so far. The installation was smooth and I am glad I purchased the ReadyHarness with this. It saved a lot of time.

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    Crutchfield customer from Plainview, TX on 6/17/2019

    2013 Toyota Tundra

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    Have only had this unit operating for a few days but so far I am very happy with all the features and sound from the unit.

    Pros: good value

    Cons: operating instructions furnished are rather brief and do not cover all features. web sight they refer you to for information did not pull up for me.

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    New RV sound

    Crutchfield customer from Houston, TX on 6/17/2019

    2018 Ford E-450

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    Replaced the Pioneer that came in my RV. Vast improvement.

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    GET IT!

    Crutchfield customer from Tallahassee, FL on 6/15/2019

    2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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    Sometimes doesnt connect to bluetooth, and will say connection error with carplay but who cares. i love it.

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    Crutchfield customer from Mechanicsville, VA on 6/14/2019

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    I really like the design of the head unit. The sound quality is very good. The two downsides are that the Apple CarPlay doesn't connect on rare occasions and the screen can be hard to see if it is in the sun.

    Pros: Design Sound quality

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    You better get this

    Crutchfield customer from Cedar City, UT on 6/12/2019

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    Great radio! Has everything I wanted at a great price!!

    Pros: Looks great in my truck

    Cons: None

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    Great product!

    Crutchfield customer from East Granby, CT on 6/10/2019

    2003 Jeep Wrangler

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    Awesome radio!! Works perfectly with my iPhone!!

    Pros: Easy install and ease of functions.

    Cons: Still tweaking the sound to fit all my different music likes!

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    Crutchfield customer from Jonesboro, AR on 6/10/2019

    2014 Nissan Altima

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    Always had good luck with pioneer. Continues with this deck. Plus the convenience of Apple Play makes it better.

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    Crutchfield customer from North Vernon, IN on 6/10/2019

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    Love ?? it installed in my 2008 Winnebago rv

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    Crutchfield customer from Elgin, OK on 6/10/2019

    2012 Ford Expedition

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    Excellent product!! Installed replacing a Ford factory Radio with sync. This head unit is by far worth it's price. Controls are very responsive for a touch screen no delays or issues thus far

    Pros: Apple car play, touch screen, integrates factory functions with Maestro data link.

    Cons: Unit still tries connecting to factory sync system. I think that is a me error and not the radio error still figuring this Radio out. You will not be disappointed with this purchase

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    Great overall

    Crutchfield customer from Bronx, NY on 6/9/2019

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    Recently purchased and I am delighted with it. Great sound and graphics. Easy to learn.

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    Crutchfield is Rockin the Bisiness!

    Crutchfield customer from Peachtree City, GA on 6/8/2019

    2010 Hummer H3

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    Outstanding double din radio. Replaced the stock H3 radio with the Pioneer AVH-1550NEX and I couldn't be more please with the quality and sound. Not only is the interface excellent but the controllability of the sound option is on par with higher end radios. As always Crutchfield is the #1 retailer for automobile stereo products. Best customer service in the business and their ease of install products like their "Readi-harness" makes DIY'ers life much much more enjoyable. Thanks Crutchfield for a great purchase and experience.

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    Crutchfield customer from Stoughton, MA on 6/5/2019

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    I called Crutchfield because I was not sure what I was looking for in a car stereo for my son. The sales representative Lane Helped me pick out exactly what I was looking for. Plus I was able to purchase the correct wiring harness and steering wheel control interface for my vehicle. It was also offered for a small price to have the stereo pre-wired to fit my vehicle so I literally had to just plug it in And when it came to shipping I ordered it the week before a holiday and I was told it may extend the time it will take to get to my house. I was surprised when it actually showed up two days earlier I was very impressed

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    Crutchfield customer from Pleasant Hill, CA on 6/2/2019

    2008 Ford Mustang

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    Good quality and user friendly stereo with many features. All the modern features needed to update older vehicles.

    Pros: Well priced stereo of good quality with all needed features.

    Cons: None

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    Great Apple Integration

    Crutchfield customer from Irvine, CA on 5/23/2019

    2010 Subaru Impreza

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    Bought because of Apple Car play, and it delivered. Easy to configure for both bluetooth and car play. Installation kit was easy. Though check other reviews for the parking brake bypass circuit so you can control all the menus without figuring out how to connect into brake system. You can find them anywhere on the internet for a few dollars. Overall, very satisfied, honest!

    Pros: Apple Car Play, Bluetooth with Spotify and Pandora, good looks

    Cons: Still wish they made volume knobs. but the up/down volume works well enough

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    Crutchfield customer from Baytown, TX on 5/21/2019

    2017 Hyundai Elantra

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    Looks real nice all set up.

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    Crutchfield customer from Placerville, CA on 5/20/2019

    2004 Dodge Ram 2500

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    Does everything I need it to do!

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    Crutchfield customer from Portsmouth, VA on 5/19/2019

    2012 Toyota Tundra

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    Excellent product simple to use. Sounds good.

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    Exceptional pioneer product

    Crutchfield customer from Tuscaloosa, AL on 5/18/2019

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    Another good pioneer product. Quality and with a great sound

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    Crutchfield customer from Stayton, OR on 5/13/2019

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    I am thoroughly impressed with the advanced technology of the radio and the back up camera! When my father and I were installing the "Pioneer", we had some minor difficulties. We immediately called one of your customer consultants and they gladly helped us through it! I would defiantly recommended Crutchfield to others.

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    Superb advice and customer service

    Crutchfield customer from Largo, FL on 5/12/2019

    2007 Toyota Tacoma

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    I have been out of the automobile audio market for decades, instead just living with the factory installed sound systems of my vehicles. Recently, the factory installed sound system on my 2007 Toyota Tacoma TRD began to have issues, first with the CD player and then with the radio. After determining that I was going to continue to operate the Tacoma, I began an Internet search for a replacement sound system. What I quickly determined was that there was an overwhelming selection of choices. One of the search options led me to Crutchfield and I was quickly greeted by an online chat opportunity with a specialist that without pressure, stepped me through a myriad of choices narrowing down the options of a new system based on what I was looking to get out of the new system. After gaining some knowledge, I compared Crutchfield prices to Amazon prices, and when asked about pricing, the chat rep was honest in stating Crutchfield are sometimes a bit higher but that Crutchfield has the technical expertise to help with future installation issues. I elected to go with Crutchfield. The installation was straight forward and, without rushing, I followed the instructions and successfully removed the old system, spliced and ran wires for the new system. To our surprise, the initial test netted no sound. A call the the Crutchfield tech support resulted in a thorough research session and a recommended RCA plug in change that corrected our error. Walla...total success.

    Pros: Superb pre-purchase advice, prompt shipment, excellent technical installation troubleshooting and the Pioneer AVH1550NEX has all the features I asked for without features I did not desire.

    Cons: none.

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    Crutchfield customer from Winston Salem, NC on 5/12/2019

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    Installation was easy, glad I paid the $25 to have the wiring predone.

    Pros: Works well

    Cons: Can be hard to switch between functions.

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    Excellent!!

    Crutchfield customer from Ridley Park, PA on 5/12/2019

    2013 Ford F-150 STX

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    Excellent unit with great features and great price. Along with crutchfileds great tech support during installation. Works flawlessly in my 2013 F 150. Along with all the factory controls and features.

    Pros: Easy to use. Easy setup. Easy install.

    Cons: None.

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    Crutchfield customer from Ballico, CA on 5/8/2019

    2004 Jeep Wrangler

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    Works as expected. Instructions were underwhelming.

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    Cons: Instructions were poor

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    Great radio

    Crutchfield customer from Shelbyville, MI on 5/5/2019

    2005 Ford Mustang

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    Great radio

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    Great radio

    Crutchfield customer from Sherrills Ford, NC on 5/3/2019

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    Nice radio!

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    Brian from Riverton, UT on 5/2/2019

    2015 Toyota Corolla

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    Very nice product. Large clear screen.

    Pros: Clean looking Many features

    Cons: You can't use the factory microphone if your car has one built in.

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    Crutchfield customer from Deep Run, NC on 4/28/2019

    2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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    Makes it to once you connect your phone to it you no longer need your phone. Simple to operate.

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    Crutchfield customer from Frankfort, IN on 4/23/2019

    2012 Chevrolet Cruze

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    Very decent unit. Touchscreen is a bit laggy. Works well and gets the job done.

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    Perfect radio

    Crutchfield customer from Lewes, DE on 4/22/2019

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    Awesome radio connects and allows me to run my slacker account and even better functions then the phone. Sounds great and works with rear entertainment system.

    Pros: Better than stock even more functions and adjustability

    Cons: None

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    Great Upgrade!

    Ronald from Ellijay, GA on 4/20/2019

    2005 Toyota Corolla

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    Bought this to upgrade the OEM head unit in my step-daughter's 2005 Corolla (which had only radio and CD, and no AUX input). I also got the "free" American International TOY-K958 Dash Kit, and Metra 70-1761 Receiver Wiring Harness as part of the purchase. Install was straightforward. The TOY-K958 Dash Kit comes in three pieces, all plastic, with screws to assemble the sides to the faceplate, and additional screws to secure the head unit to the assembled kit. The plastic pieces seem pretty flimsy, but when assembled and fastened to the head unit, the resulting assembly is sufficiently robust to provide for a reasonably secure installation. The Metra 70-1761 Receiver Wiring Harness plugged into the Corolla's dash wiring perfectly. The wires from the main wiring pigtail from the Pioneer AVH-1550NEX matched the Metra harness wires' color codes exactly. The 1550 pigtail has two additional wires - one for connecting to the parking brake switch (which was more than long enough to reach the switch in the Corolla under the console), and another to connect to the backup light circuit (which wasn't nearly long enough). The microphone cord was long enough to allow routing from the unit to the left side of the dash, up the "A" pillar, and across the top of the windshield to the mirror. I do wish the Pioneer AVH-1550NEX came with either a front USB port, or a USB dash socket that would allow for a neater installation rather than a random USB extension cord

    Pros: Great value. Straightforward install. Great sound with OEM speakers. Apple CarPlay helps provide for safer use of smartphone features while driving.

    Cons: No front USB port (or USB Dash socket) leaves the provided USB extension cord hanging out from under the dash or console. Backup circuit wire (rear camera trigger) too short. (I didn't install a camera, but did splice in a longer section of wire to allow future use without removing the head unit from the dash).

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    Crutchfield customer from Eureka, CA on 4/15/2019

    2008 Jeep Wrangler

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    A good unit but am disappointed that the rear view camera display is reversed, which is very disappointing as it was one of my primary requirements.

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    Cons: A good unit but am disappointed that the rear view camera display is reversed, which is very disappointing as it was one of my primary requirements.

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    Waited too long to upgrade

    Crutchfield customer from San Diego, CA on 4/15/2019

    2003 Toyota Sequoia

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    The unit arrived earlier than expected. The functionality is great. A definite improvment over my stock Toyota radio from 2003. Apple CarPlay and bluetooth connections are an absolute plus to provide turn by turn directions and also access to Messages. Also the Siri voice control integration in CarPlay works great through the included external microphone.

    Pros: CarPlay, bluetooth

    Cons: None

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    Crutchfield customer from Scottsbluff, NE on 4/12/2019

    2005 Dodge Ram 1500

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    I love it. It is very clean and looks amazing. The only way you get the Apple menu is if it's plugged in by usb. But other then that I would never go back

    Pros: Touch screen

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    Love READY HARNESS!

    Crutchfield customer from Streetsboro, OH on 4/8/2019

    2015 Chevrolet Cruze

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    Really happy with the Ready Harness. Made hooking everything up much easier. Only thing I would've like to have had would be a vehicle specific wiring diagram. Most of the wires were pretty simple to plug in, but I had to guess on a few.

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    Crutchfield customer from Yorkville, IL on 4/5/2019

    2006 Pontiac Vibe

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    So far, so good. I ordered this unit on Tuesday and it arrived Thursday via UPS. Before it arrived, I had removed the old radio from my car and the center console. It didn't take long to hook up the wires, and the directions from Crutchfield are good. The ones in the Pioneer book... well, they need a lesson from Crutchfield. I ran the wire for the parking brake power and USB connection under the carpet to the center console for a clean look. I ran the microphone for the phone through the driver's side A pillar, again to keep a clean look. So far, so good. I connected my work Galaxy via Bluetooth, but my personal iPhone I just used USB and Apple CarPlay (the main reason I chose this unit). The only drawbacks I have are the volume switches are buttons. In hindsight, I probably would have preferred a knob. And, there is not buttons to skip ahead or behind when listening to music. This is only an issue when using Google Maps, for instance, with Apple CarPlay. But, for the cost of the unit, the features you can hook up (I did not hook up a camera, a video screen, navigation, XM, etc.) this is a great little unit. Makes a 13 year old car that is in really good shape a bit more modern. I bought the car brand new in 2006, bought a new head unit from Crutchfield for it then. Now, 13 years later, I replaced the head unit.

    Pros: Easy to install Lots of Features Sleek and Modern Looking Apple CarPlay Bluetooth to more than one device

    Cons: Bluetooth to only 2 devices - I have a personal phone and a work phone and my wife has a phone. It'd be nice to hook all three up with Bluetooth.

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    Good Value

    Collin from Somerset, NJ on 4/5/2019

    2010 Porsche Boxster

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    Great head unit for the value, very responsive.

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    Crutchfield customer from Miami, FL on 4/2/2019

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    Has all the necessary features I need and can use here in Guatemala Central America. Cant say more since I have only used 2 days. Easy to install by anyboddy, although I used a Pioneer dealer. 1. To use mapas or waze with my Iphone I have to use the AUX cable, I would prefer if it was wirewless. 2. Screen colors and layouts have every little options and are not that nice.

    Pros: Has all the necessary features I need and can use here in Guatemala Central America. Cant say more since I have only used 2 days. Easy to install by anyboddy, although I used a Pioneer dealer.

    Cons: 1. To use mapas or wase with my Iphone I have to use the AUX cable, I would prefer if it was wirewless. 2. Screen colors and layouts have every little options and are not that nice.

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    Crutchfield customer from Reno, NV on 4/2/2019

    2010 Subaru Forester

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    This is a pretty good unit for the price. My only issue would be I'm still working on getting the rear camera hooked up and working. I am trying other options tho

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    Crutchfield customer from Royersford, PA on 3/31/2019

    2007 Hyundai Santa Fe

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    Overall the unit is pretty straightforward and easy to use. Some of the menus can get confusing for more advanced function, but radio, Bluetooth, and CarPlay are easy and great to use.

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    Bleeding Edge

    Anil from University Park on 3/31/2019

    2012 Hyundai Elantra

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    Only up-to-date retro-fit.

    Pros: Bluetooth

    Cons: small screen

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    Crutchfield customer from Camarillo, CA on 3/18/2019

    2008 Smart fortwo

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    Easy to read, configure, operate. I am not sure how to get the HD radio, maybe I need to figure out a different antenna, phone works fine unfortunately Apple seems to want you to unlock the phone when connected via USB, to ensure you want it to communicate with it but I believe this is probably with all stereo brands. Pandora via bluetooth seems to be always asking if you want to allow Pioneer to access Pandora. Navigation very good and clear (I only used Google Maps), I love that there is a navigation volume separate from the other volumes and not affected by the volume up and down for music. I have not played with the dual phones capabilities but it was one of the reasons I decided to get the Pioneer AVH unit.

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    Nice Unit - Lots of Features - Easy to Install

    Jeff from Yorkville, IL on 3/7/2019

    2006 Pontiac Vibe

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    So far, so good. I ordered this unit on Tuesday and it arrived Thursday via UPS. Before it arrived, I had removed the old radio from my car and the center console. It didn't take long to hook up the wires, and the directions from Crutchfield are good. The ones in the Pioneer book... well, they need a lesson from Crutchfield. I ran the wire for the parking brake power and USB connection under the carpet to the center console for a clean look. I ran the microphone for the phone through the driver's side A pillar, again to keep a clean look. So far, so good. I connected my work Galaxy via Bluetooth, but my personal iPhone I just used USB and Apple CarPlay (the main reason I chose this unit). The only drawbacks I have are the volume switches are buttons. In hindsight, I probably would have preferred a knob. And, there is not buttons to skip ahead or behind when listening to music. This is only an issue when using Google Maps, for instance, with Apple CarPlay. But, for the cost of the unit, the features you can hook up (I did not hook up a camera, a video screen, navigation, XM, etc.) this is a great little unit. Makes a 13 year old car that is in really good shape a bit more modern. I bought the car brand new in 2006, bought a new head unit from Crutchfield for it then. Now, 13 years later, I replaced the head unit.

    Pros: Easy to install Lots of Features Sleek and Modern Looking Apple CarPlay Bluetooth to more than one device

    Cons: Bluetooth to only 2 devices - I have a personal phone and a work phone and my wife has a phone. It'd be nice to hook all three up with Bluetooth.

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    More details on the Pioneer AVH-1550NEX

    Stacey B.

    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 Yes
    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 No
    Navigation Optional
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size No
    Nano 7
    Touch 6/5
    iPhone XSMax/XS/XR/X/X/8+/8/7+/7/6S+/
    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 Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen Yes
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS) Apple,Google,Waze
    Navigation App Compatible (Android) N/A
    Preamp Voltage 4 volts
    Screen Size 6.2
    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
    File Playback
    Music File Playback MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, WAV
    High-res Playback FLAC (192kHz)

    Product Research

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

    iPhone (CarPlay) & Android Integration

    Apple CarPlay: The Pioneer AVH-1550NEX features Apple CarPlay, the smarter and safer way to use your iPhone in the car. The Pioneer AVH-1550NEX supports 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 USB port 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:
    • 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.

    Notes:

    • 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 malfunction.
    • 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.
    Notes:
    • 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 (playlist/song/artist/album/genre/etc.), song/artist/album 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 devices.

    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 12.1.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6+/6S/6S+ 12.1.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    7/7+/8/8+ 12.1.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    XS-Max/XS/XR/X 12.1.4 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 12.1.4 Y N N Y Y N N N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    nano
    7th 1.02 PC Y N N Y N N N N Y Y Y N Y N Y

    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    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.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    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 head unit.

    • 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 PioneerAVH-1550NEX 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 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-1550NEX 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-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 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 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).

    Internet+SiriusXM+AM/FM Radio

    Spotify Online Music Service: The Pioneer AVH-1550NEX has 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 AVH-1550NEX 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-1550NEX . 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 will provide 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 allowed.
    • 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 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.
    • 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.

    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 sensitivity.

    • 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 slide down.

    • 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 AVH-1550NEX . 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 List.
    • 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-1550NEX 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; 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)

    1,500 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 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-1550NEX 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-1550NEX 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-1550NEX 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 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) + 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 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.

    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 Pioneer receiver 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. These guideline do not automatically appear on the rear-view image. You must tap the "Park Assist Guidelines" icon on the touchscreen while the rear-view image is visible on the receiver's touchscreen. 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 Control

    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 AVH-1550NEX '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 device.
    • 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 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.
    • 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 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 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.

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    Customer Q&A

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    Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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    The features [ Mike  Jul 05, 2019 ]
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    Friends said Pioneer was the way to go. [ Don  Apr 27, 2019 ]
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    functionality, appearance, reputable brand, apple carplay, [ Gustav  Apr 13, 2019 ]
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    Price and Reviews [ William  Mar 23, 2019 ]
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    DVD and phone capability [ Kevin  Mar 08, 2019 ]
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    i bought this radio because it seems to have to options i wanted, and it cost $5 more here then on amazon. crutchfield isnt always the best, but they do stand behind the stuff they sell. [ louis  Mar 04, 2019 ]
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    18 questions already asked

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    Is it android compatible?
    [ Kevin  Aug 13, 2019 ]
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    It is, even though using Apple.
    [ Robert  Aug 13, 2019 ]
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    Why can't I easily turn off the radio?
    [ Ben  Aug 09, 2019 ]
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    Read the manual then call tech help. It's all good with Crutchfield.
    [ William  Aug 10, 2019 ]
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    Will this let my OEM USB port to work? I'm guessing that's how it's CarPlay compatible?
    [ Diane  Aug 07, 2019 ]
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    You need to talk to a Starr person at Crutchfield. I was Leary if the CarPlay and could not figure out how it worked. 1 call to tech help and it is a fantastic system.
    [ William  Aug 10, 2019 ]
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    No. I had to purchase a USB cable and bracket
    [ Barry  Aug 07, 2019 ]
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    I don't know. You didn't provide your car information - but even then may not know. If your OEM USB can plug into another USB, then you can do it. Or, if you can remove the OEM USB and replace with one that can plug into the radio, then that would give it a clean look. My car didn't have one, but I made one in the coin holder slot. So, it looks OEM, looks like it came that way, but did not.
    [ Jeff  Aug 07, 2019 ]
    Q
    Is there an extended lag time between the time of pressing the buttons on the screen to processing what's being selected before moving on to the next screen?
    [ BAM13  Jul 05, 2019 ]
    3 answers
    A
    No, it's pretty quick. I haven't had any issues with this unit so far and I absolutely love it.
    [ Michelle  Jul 05, 2019 ]
    A
    Very very small lag to almost where you can't notice it
    [ Lance  Jul 05, 2019 ]
    A
    It is not noticeable. Very Quick
    [ Barry  Jul 05, 2019 ]
    Q
    Can you watch dvd's through this device? I saw it said dvd next to the CD player.
    [ JTjjjh  Jun 19, 2019 ]
    5 answers
    A
    Yes it plus DVDs but with safety limitations. The screen on the unit will display movies while the parking brake is engaged. If the parking brake is not engaged it will only display on external display.
    [ JT  Jun 19, 2019 ]
    A
    Don't know....Haven't watch one yet.
    [ Manuel  Jun 19, 2019 ]
    A
    The DVD player works great
    [ John  Jun 19, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes you can. They are a pain to get started though. You have to turn the parking break on.
    [ Katie  Jun 19, 2019 ]
    A
    I was told you can, but have not actually done it. One of this units electric cables must be hooked to your emergency brake and the brake must be engaged, which means the vehicle cannot be moving.
    [ MICHAEL L  Jun 19, 2019 ]
    Q
    what are the options for a back up camera?
    [ Stephen  Jun 13, 2019 ]
    3 answers
    A
    Font and Back. This unit can manage either at different times. So Far as types of cameras, the Pioneer unit is will accommodate most aftermarket Cameras.
    [ William  Jun 13, 2019 ]
    A
    You can hook up a backup and a front camera . I did the backup camera with no trouble at all
    [ daniel  Jun 13, 2019 ]
    A
    There are a lot, most the ones on Amazon with the RCA jack should work just check what the out put is and make sure it matches what the receiver takes. Also look if you want to use the back up lines on the receiver or ones from the camera. To use the ones on the relieve the camera can't have them. The plus with doing this is you can use it as a rear view if wired right.
    [ Jon  Jun 13, 2019 ]
    Q
    This device is not compatible with an iPhone 6?
    [ Michael  Jun 10, 2019 ]
    8 answers
    A
    Works on my Iphone 6
    [ Don  Jun 12, 2019 ]
    A
    I've got a 6s and so far it seems to work fine with mine. Hopefully that helps?
    [ David  Jun 10, 2019 ]
    A
    From Pioneer's website: "The AVH-1550NEX features Apple CarPlay, the smarter, safer and more fun way to use your iPhone® in the car. Apple CarPlay gives iPhone users an incredibly intuitive way to make calls, use Maps, listen to music, and verbally send and listen to messages with just a word or a touch. Apple CarPlay requires iPhone 5 or newer with the latest version of iOS."
    [ Bryan  Jun 10, 2019 ]
    A
    I have a 6 plus and it works perfectly.
    [ William  Jun 10, 2019 ]
    A
    No it is not
    [ DARYL  Jun 10, 2019 ]
    A
    CarPlay Definitely works with 6s, not sure about iPhone 6. At the very least you should be able to hook up Bluetooth for hands free phone calls and directions
    [ Francisco  Jun 10, 2019 ]
    A
    It sure is! I believe that at least the iPhone 4 -10 are compatible.
    [ James  Jun 10, 2019 ]
    A
    I can't answer your question about an iPhone 6. But it works fine with an iPhone 7 and IPhone XS.
    [ Anthony  Jun 10, 2019 ]
    Q
    Purchased this radio. When using bluetooth my phone volume and my radio volume is not in sync is there a way to do that?
    [ David  Jun 06, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    I had to wait till I used my phone through the radio. I had the same issue trying to hear my gps. When it spoke the volume would appear on the screen. But also check you phone to make sure all pairing apps are set properly.
    [ Jason  Jun 06, 2019 ]
    Q
    Can I use streaming services like Netflix or Hulu through this device?
    [ Kevin  Jun 05, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Unfortunately no
    [ Michael  Jun 22, 2019 ]
    A
    Netflix and Hulu are not supported on this radio. You can access Youtube, however, via the Weblink application for iPhone or Android devices.
    [ Calvin  Jun 20, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Will this work with the 2011 sienna factory backup camera?
    [ Randy  Jun 02, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Mine worked with a 2014 sienna factory backup. But I had to manually splice in the wiring for it.
    [ Kevin  Jun 03, 2019 ]
    Q
    Will this unit connect to an android phone for hands free calling?
    [ Roy  May 12, 2019 ]
    5 answers
    A
    It will connect to any Bluetooth phone for hands free calling.
    [ James  Jun 10, 2019 ]
    A
    Not sure
    [ DAVID E  May 12, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes but I haven't messed around with all the features yet .Just starting to get it figured out .
    [ daniel  May 12, 2019 ]
    A
    Unsure. It pairs perfectly w/ our apple products if that helps. The brochure says it does. Couldn't be happier w/ this product.
    [ Nathan  May 12, 2019 ]
    A
    I don't Know. I do know that it is apple Ready and that is how it connects to my phone.
    [ William  May 12, 2019 ]
    Q
    Does this CarPlay include Waze?
    [ JG311  May 08, 2019 ]
    6 answers
    A
    CarPlay includes any CarPlay compatible apps that are installed on your iPhone. The CarPlay is just an interface to your phone. It doesn't have any apps, etc. Everything is done on the phone through the CarPlay interface.
    [ Jeff  Aug 07, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes !
    [ omar  May 19, 2019 ]
    A
    If you have Waze on your iPhone it will show up in CarPlay.
    [ John  May 17, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes.
    [ Timmy  May 17, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes, i use it everyday on this radio. Waze is part of the update to CarPlay. Works well. The app for Sirius XM is also included in the new CarPlay update FYI.
    [ David  May 17, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes it does
    [ Ricardo  May 17, 2019 ]
    Q
    Does it come with backup camera?
    [ albert  Apr 18, 2019 ]
    13 answers
    A
    No, it has the inputs for a backup camera but you will have to purchase one.
    [ Jeffrey  Apr 21, 2019 ]
    A
    No, but you can purchase one and install it along with this head unit
    [ Zachary Adam  Apr 21, 2019 ]
    A
    No it does not
    [ John  Apr 20, 2019 ]
    A
    No, I purchased one from Crutchfield with the stereo
    [ Eric  Apr 20, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes
    [ ADRIAN  Apr 20, 2019 ]
    A
    No
    [ Weston  Apr 19, 2019 ]
    A
    No, but it has the ability to support one.
    [ Andre  Apr 19, 2019 ]
    A
    No it does not. It has inputs for both front and rear camera though.
    [ Anh-Minh  Apr 18, 2019 ]
    A
    No, but you can add one to it easily.
    [ Jeremiah  Apr 18, 2019 ]
    A
    Backup camera not included, but it is back up camera ready. I added one at installation and it works awesome.
    [ Bob  Apr 18, 2019 ]
    A
    No
    [ Andrew  Apr 18, 2019 ]
    A
    No back up camera. I bought a back up camera off Amazon and hocked it up to the unit.
    [ Chino  Apr 18, 2019 ]
    A
    Supports one, but it is not included
    [ Davy  Apr 18, 2019 ]
    Q
    Does this show the songs and artists on the presets on Sirius/XM so you can see what's playing before you go to a particular station?
    [ Scott  Apr 18, 2019 ]
    5 answers
    A
    Use the SiriusXM app on the phone and it does
    [ Jeff  Aug 07, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes it does wit pretty good graphics.
    [ Paul  Apr 18, 2019 ]
    A
    SiriusXM is the one feature I don't use, actually. Wish I could help, sorry!
    [ robby  Apr 18, 2019 ]
    A
    No it does not!
    [ CHRIS  Apr 18, 2019 ]
    A
    No
    [ GREG  Apr 18, 2019 ]
    Q
    What's the maximum volume? I brought a kenwood double din dang thing only goes to 34 it tickles my subs
    [ Kevin  Mar 11, 2019 ]
    6 answers
    A
    I think it goes to 40. After adjusting all the highs and lows etc. I'm happy. Stick speakers no added amp in my 2004 Silverado with stock BOSE speakers.
    [ Jeff  Mar 21, 2019 ]
    A
    Same as mine. It's pretty loud without an extra amp. I do not have Subs or extra speakers, just the standard speakers. Maybe you need a larger amp.
    [ William  Mar 21, 2019 ]
    A
    My max volume goes to 40. Hope this helps
    [ BRIAN  Mar 20, 2019 ]
    A
    I'm not sure. I don't want to damage my old factory speakers.
    [ Jay  Mar 20, 2019 ]
    A
    This one have a max volume of 40 I believe...but there are lots of other settings like bass boost, Loudness controls, etc that may get you some more SPL...
    [ Josh  Mar 20, 2019 ]
    A
    Most newer NEX model only put out 14w x 4 rms and that won't tickle any sub unless you're using aftermaket amps to boost the power with the 4v pre outs of this deck
    [ GSB  Mar 14, 2019 ]
    Q
    What is the difference between that avh-1440 Nex and the avh-1550 nex besides 100.00 in price?
    [ Micah  Mar 05, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget.
    [ Krissy  Mar 11, 2019 ]  Staff
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