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Pioneer AVIC-N1

DVD/CD/MP3/GPS navigation receiver with 6.5" monitor

Item # 130AVICN1

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About the Pioneer AVIC-N1

Forget installing multiple components — in the AVIC-N1, Pioneer rolled DVD/CD/MP3 playback, touch-screen system control, and navigation capability into a single in-dash receiver. It'll even monitor different aspects of your vehicle's performance! The AVIC-N1 fits most standard dash openings, and features a hideaway box where most of the inputs and outputs can be found.

Forget installing multiple components — in the AVIC-N1, Pioneer rolled DVD/CD/MP3 playback, touch-screen system control, and navigation capability into a single in-dash receiver. It'll even monitor different aspects of your vehicle's performance! The AVIC-N1 fits most standard dash openings, and features a hideaway box where most of the inputs and outputs can be found.

The AVIC-N1 comes with two map DVDs, which cover the U.S. They're programmed with detailed street maps and over 12 million points of interest, such as restaurants, gas stations, hotels, and more. The AVIC-N1's 64MB memory lets you remove the map DVD once you've entered a destination, so you can enjoy CDs and MP3s while you get visual and audio turn-by-turn directions. The system monitors your position using its GPS antenna, internal gyroscope, and the connection you make with your vehicle's speed sensor.

When you're driving, you can have the screen display several vehicle dynamics specs. These include acceleration, lateral G-force, speed, angular velocity, and vehicle slope angle. If you're keen on showing off just what your car can do, the AVIC-N1 gives you a great way to do it!

Pioneer also packed plenty of four-way high power into the AVIC-N1, so your music and movie soundtracks will play with serious strength. To adjust the sound to fit your vehicle's acoustics, you can adjust the three-band parametric EQ. And if you really want to drive your speakers and add subwoofers for even more oomph, you can connect amplifiers to the three sets of preamp outputs.

System expansion also plays a vital role in the AVIC-N1's performance. You can add a CD or DVD changer to the built-in controls. The receiver will control a compatible XM or SIRIUS Satellite Radio tuner (tuner, antenna, and subscription required) for over 120 channels of coast-to-coast entertainment. And you can connect a separate A/V component, such as a game system or videocassette player, to the set of audio/video inputs.

If you need to keep the monitor retracted while you're driving, you can still control the system — a ten-character secondary display keeps you in full command, even if the monitor's closed.

When you're parked, you can use the 6.5" LCD to watch DVDs. If you connect an optional backseat monitor, you'll be able to take advantage of tri-zone capability. You can listen to the radio up front, send DVD signal to the back, and keep the navigation system running!

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  • motorized 6.5" touch-screen TFT active-matrix LCD monitor
  • 10-character sub display
  • plays DVDs, DVD-R/RWs, CDs, CD-R/RWs, and MP3 discs
  • GPS navigation
  • two map DVDs
  • 12 million points of interest
  • 64MB internal memory
  • GPS antenna
  • rear camera input
  • DVD/CD changer control
  • satellite radio controls (XM or SIRIUS subscription, tuner, antenna required to receive the satellite radio signal) — service is available only in the lower 48 states, not available in Alaska, Hawaii, or U.S. territories
  • audio/video output
  • audio/video input
  • 3 sets of preamp outputs
  • 3-band parametric EQ
  • tri-zone capable
  • 22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels
  • DVD signal-to-noise ratio 97 dB
  • CD signal-to-noise ratio 96 dB
  • FM sensitivity 8 dBf
  • warranty: 1 year
  • designed for use with "Region 1" coded DVDs

What's in the box:

  • DVD/CD/MP3/GPS navigation receiver with 6.5" touch-panel video monitor
  • Sleeve
  • 2 Metal side brackets (installed on unit)
  • 4 Bracket screws (mounted on unit)
  • Trim ring
  • Detachable control panel
  • Hideaway unit
  • 1 CNDV-40M (East) DVD-ROM (Version 1.0)
  • 1 CNDV-40M (West) DVD-ROM (Version 1.0)
  • GPS antenna with attached 16.25' cord
  • One 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" self-adhesive metal sheet (for mounting GPS antenna)
  • 5 Self-adhesive clamps
  • 1 Self-adhesive waterproof pad
  • 1 Red connector
  • 10' 30-pin cable (has a 30-pin connector on each end)
  • 9.5' Extension antenna cable (has a male Motorola plug on one end and a female Motorola plug on the other end)
  • Power wiring harness (has in-line noise filter/10A fuse and two fuse resistors)
  • Preamp output harness
  • 16' Speed signal extension lead
  • 16' Reverse signal extension lead (has in-line fuse resistor)
  • 2 Metal side brackets
  • 1 Rubber bushing
  • 1 Rear support stud
  • 4 Self-tapping bolts
  • 4 Machine screws (each screw has a flat washer)
  • 4 Pan head ISO-mount screws
  • 4 Countersunk ISO-mount screws
  • 4 Machine screws
  • 2 Fixing screws
  • 1 Cleaning cloth
  • Operation Manual
  • Installation Manual (English/French)
  • Hardware Manual
  • Warranty sheet
  • "Warning" sheet
  • Registration card

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Features & specs

AUX Input Optional
Audio/video Input ---
USB Input ---
Backup Camera Input No
Second Camera Input No
CarPlay No
Android Auto No
Siri Control No
Alexa Voice Control
Android Control No
Memory Card Slot No
Bluetooth Compatible ---
Satellite Radio Ready ---
HD Radio ---
Navigation ---
iPod Compatibility
Full size ---
Nano ---
Touch ---
iPhone ---
RMS Power (CTA-2006) 22 watts
RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
Peak Output 50 watts
RMS Power Bandwidth 50-15kHz
Preamp Outputs 6-channel
Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs ---
Video Screen Yes
Navigation App Compatible (iOS)
Navigation App Compatible (Android)
Preamp Voltage 1 volt
Screen Size 6.381
Display Color
Key Button Color Green/Blue
EQ Bands 3
Wireless Remote Optional
Steering Wheel Control Compatible ---
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
FM Sensitivity 8 dBf
European Tuning No
Seek/Scan Seek
Radio Data System No
File Playback
Music File Playback
High-res Playback

Product Research

General Features
DVD Features
Navigation Features
Changer Controls
Inputs and Outputs

General Features

Detachable Control Panel: To prevent theft, the control panel can be detached.

Motorized Video Display: This unit is equipped with a motorized 6.5" widescreen LCD that serves as a video monitor and system information display.

Touch Screen Controls: This unit has touch screen controls with interactive video graphics, making menu navigation easy. The screen is non-glare and smudge-resistant.

Display Angle and Position Adjustment: You can adjust the display's angle and position for better visibility. The display slides forward and backward, allowing you to choose one of 2 slide positions. You can also choose one of 22 tilt angles. When the LCD panel is upright and it hinders the operation of the air conditioner, the position of the panel can be turned horizontal temporarily.

Auto Open/Close: When this feature is active, the display automatically opens when the ignition switch is turned on and closes when the ignition switch is turned off.

Display Adjustment: You can adjust the display's brightness, contrast, color, and hue.

Display Dimming: The brightness of the LCD screen adjusts automatically according to the ambient light.

Widescreen Modes: You can choose from the following widescreen modes:

  • Full: a 4:3 picture is enlarged in the horizontal direction only, enabling you to enjoy a 4:3 picture without any omissions
  • Just: the picture is enlarged slightly at the center and the amount of enlargement increases horizontally toward the ends of the picture
  • Zoom: a 4:3 picture is enlarged in the same proportion both vertically and horizontally; ideal for a 16:9 screen
  • Cinema: a picture is enlarged by the same proportion as Full or Zoom in the horizontal direction and by an intermediate proportion between Full and Zoom in the vertical direction
  • Normal: a 4:3 picture is displayed as it is

MOSFET50 Internal Amplifier: This receiver is equipped with a 50 watts x 4 (peak) MOSFET amplifier for low distortion, high power output. The amplifier is strong enough to power small subwoofers to moderate volume levels in compact cars and pickups. For higher volume levels from subwoofers, an optional amplifier may be connected to the preamp outputs.

XM Satellite Radio Tuner Compatible: This unit can control an optional Pioneer XM tuner (sold separately). XM Satellite Radio programming features 100 channels of digital-quality music, news, talk, sports, entertainment, and children's programming. For a monthly subscription fee, you will be able to receive the XM signal in your car using an optional XM antenna and tuner.

TV Tuner Controls: If desired, you can add a compatible Pioneer TV tuner to this unit, and the unit will be able to control various functions of the tuner.

Easy EQ Curves: This model has "SUPER BASS", "POWERFUL", "NATURAL", "VOCAL", "CUSTOM", and "FLAT" preset EQ curves. The "CUSTOM" curve is one that you create and store in memory. A separate "CUSTOM" curve can be created and stored in memory for each source.

EQ-EX: This feature allows you to boost the current EQ setting for even more powerful sound.

3-Band Parametric Equalizer: This unit includes a 3-band parametric EQ with Selectable Q Factor. You may select a low (40Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, or 160Hz), mid (200kHz, 500kHz, 1kHz, or 2kHz) and high frequency (3.15kHz, 8kHz, 10kHz, or 12.5kHz) to boost or cut within a range of -6dB to +6dB. The Q factor (slope of the boost or cut) may be selected from one of the following four options: 2N (narrow), 1N, 1W and 2W (wide). Selecting a narrow (steep) Q factor results in frequencies around the center frequency to be affected less by the boost or cut than they are with a wide Q factor. This feature is useful for taming frequency response problems caused by the dimensions, materials and speaker locations of a vehicle.

Selectable Bass and Treble Cut-off Frequencies: The cut-off frequencies for the bass and treble controls can be set independently of the 3-band parametric equalizer adjustments. The bass cut-off frequency can be set to 40Hz, 63Hz, 100Hz, or 160Hz. The treble cut-off frequency can be set to 2.5kHz, 4kHz, 6.3kHz, or 10kHz. The bass and treble controls have an adjustment range of -6 to +6.

Adjustable Loudness: You can select "Low", "Mid" or "High" for different levels of loudness compensation.

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 volume level of the FM tuner, which remains unchanged.

High-pass Filter: When you don't want sound in the subwoofer frequency range output from the front and rear speakers, you may activate the built-in high-pass filter. You may select a filter frequency of 50Hz, 80Hz, or 125Hz.

Subwoofer/Non-fading Preouts: In addition to the front and rear preamp outputs, there is one set of outputs that may be set for "subwoofer" or "non-fading" output. When set to "non-fading", the signal is full-range and the output level is user selectable from -6 to +6. When set to "subwoofer", the outputs are non-fading, and they may be set for normal or reverse phase, 50Hz/80Hz/125Hz low-pass output, and the level is user selectable from -6 to +6.

Supertuner IIID AM/FM Tuner: The Supertuner IIID features Feed Forward Control, which avoids multi-path interference. This pre-detection of interference enables quick filter control and results in less distortion. In addition, the Supertuner IIID creates enhanced stereo during multi-path interference, unlike conventional tuners that collapse to mono.

MP3 Playback: This unit can play MP3 files recorded on CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW discs in ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, and Romeo formats. MP3 files with a bit rate from 8-320 kbps are supported. Each disc can have a maximum of 8 tiers and each folder can have a maximum of 253 files.

Optional Aux Input: When used with item 130CDRB10 (sold separately) or item 130CDRB20 (sold separately), this unit can accept input from an auxiliary source, such as a portable CD or MD player. When item 130CDRB10 is used, a CD changer cannot be connected to this unit. Item 130CDRB20 allows you to connect an optional Pioneer CD changer and an auxiliary source to this unit.

Cellular Mute: This feature mutes or attenuates the unit's audio output when a cellular call is received, then restores the level once the call is over. To use this feature, you must have a cellular phone with a muting output that can be connected to the muting input wire (yellow/black lead) of this unit.

Optical Digital Output: The optical digital output (proprietary connection) on the rear of the head unit allows you to connect an optional Pioneer digital audio processor.

Rear View Camera: The head unit features a function that automatically switches to the rear camera image (Rear View Camera In jack) when a rear camera is installed on your vehicle. When the shift lever is in the reverse position, the screen automatically switches to the rear view camera. You can also see the image of the rear view camera during normal driving.

DVD Features

Direct Search: You can directly access a specific location by entering a chapter number, title number, or elapsed time.

Multi-angle Display: With DVDs featuring multi-angle (scenes shot from multiple angles) recordings, you can switch among viewing angles during playback.

Fast Scan: When playing a DVD, you have one fast scan speed in either direction.

Slow Motion: This feature allows slow motion playback in the forward direction only.

Repeat Playback: When playing a DVD, you can repeat the current chapter or current title.

Resume Playback: When a disc is removed, the playback location of the disc is automatically memorized. If you insert the disc again and touch Resume, playback of a disc resumes at the same point you stopped previously. If you touch and hold Resume during playback, the location will be recorded. When you touched Resume again, playback resumes from the recorded location. To delete the recorded position, touch and hold Resume with the disc stopped.

Note: If the DVD has a standard or widescreen menu option, the resume playback feature may not work correctly.

Setup Menu: You can adjust the following settings in the setup menu:

  • Subtitle Language: allows you to select the default subtitle language

  • Audio Language: allows you to select the default audio language

  • Menu Language: allows you to select the default menu language

  • Angle Mark Display: allows you to choose On or Off. When turned On, an angle mark is displayed when the scene has been recorded from multiple angles.

  • TV Aspect: allows you to select 4:3 letterbox, 4:3 pan & scan, or 16:9

  • Parental Lock: allows you to select a parental control rating from 0-8, which is protected by a 4-digit password

Navigation Features

Disc Compatibility: The AVIC-N1 is compatible with specific DVD-ROM navigation map discs only and cannot play standard DVD-ROM discs.

DVD Navigation Maps: The supplied DVD-ROMs cover the entire United States, with portions of Canada.

Voice Operation: In order to operate the navigation unit by voice, you need the microphone kit (CDVC1), which is sold separately.

Voice Guidance: In addition to graphical directions, the AVIC-N1 provides voice guidance and turn-by-turn directions.

Memory Navi Mode: While the map disc is inserted, you can store the data on the map disc into the memory of the navigation unit. If the map disc is removed from the navigation unit after the data is stored, navigation is performed using the data in the memory (memory navi mode). During the memory navi mode, navigation is performed only using the data read into the memory. Therefore, some functions are restricted compared with navigation using the map disc (DVD navi mode). In the memory navi mode, you can play a music CD or DVD video on the navigation unit while navigation is taking place. 

Display Modes: There are four types of map display and three additional view modes:

  • Map View: displays the standard map

  • Driver's View: displays the map from the driver's viewpoint

  • Guide View: the map of your surroundings is shown on the left, and an arrow indicating the direction of travel is shown on the right

  • Route View: displays the name of the street you will next travel along and an arrow indicating the direction of travel

  • AV Status: information on the audio source currently being played is indicated on the left-hand side of the screen, while the map of your surroundings is indicated on the right

  • Vehicle Dynamics Display: displays three instruments that indicate the status of your vehicle. You can change the values displayed by the instruments on the left and right of the Sensor View, allowing you to choose from the following: voltage, acceleration, side acceleration, angular velocity, slope, direction, or clock.

  • Rear View: rear view image is displayed on the left-hand side of the screen, while the map of your surroundings is indicated on the right

Enlarged Map of the Intersection: When "Close-up of Junction" in the Settings menu is On, an enlarged map of the junction appears while driving.

City Map: When driving in a city, the detailed city map is indicated if the map scale is set to 0.05 mi (50 m) or lower (only those cities whose detailed city maps are registered in the map disc).

Scroll Mode: Touching anywhere on the map for at least 2 seconds changes the map to Scroll mode and the map begins scrolling in the direction you touched. The scrolling stops when you remove your finger from the screen. At this time, the cross pointer appears at the center of the screen. Also, a line connecting between the current location and cross pointer appears.

Location Information: An icon appears at registered places (home location, specific places, address book entries) and places where there is a POI icon. Place the cross pointer over the icon to view detailed information.

Destination Input: The Destination Menu gives you many different ways to choose your destination:

  • Address Search: you can input your destination's address by house number, street name, and city
  • Point Of Interest (POI): you can search for a Point Of Interest by selecting the category or entering the Point Of Interest name. Additionally, selected Points Of Interest in a certain category can be shown on the map, and you can check the location on the display while driving.
  • Vicinity Search: allows you to search for Points Of Interest in your surroundings on the map
  • Freeway Search: you can set the entrance or exit of a freeway as your destination
  • Telephone Search: if you know the telephone number of your destination, you can quickly search for your destination by specifying the telephone number
  • Return Home and Go To: if your home location is registered, the route home can be calculated by a single touch of the touch key from the Main menu. Also, you can register one location, such as your workplace, as your favorite location, and the route is calculated in a similar way.
  • Destination History: any place that has been searched before is stored in the Destination History
  • Address Book: places that you have registered manually, such as your home, are stored in the Address Book. Simply select the place you want to go to from the list and a route to that place will be calculated.

Finding a Destination on the Map: If you search the location you want to visit by scrolling the map, you can specify your destination on the map using the Shortcut menu.

Modifying the Route Calculation Conditions: You can change the route calculation conditions using the Route Options menu:

  • Number of Routes: This setting controls whether the system should calculate only one route, or several routes. You can select 1 (only one route judged as being optimum by your Navigation System is calculated) or Multiple (a maximum of 6 route options are calculated).
  • Avoid Toll Road: This setting controls whether or not toll roads should be taken into account. You can choose On (calculates a route that avoids toll roads) or Off (calculates a route that may include toll roads).
  • Avoid Freeway: This setting controls whether or not freeways may be included in the road calculation. You can choose On (calculates a route that avoids freeways) or Off (calculates a route that may include freeways).
  • Avoid Ferry: This setting controls whether or not ferry crossings should be taken into account. You can select On (calculates a route that avoids ferries) or Off (calculates a route that may include ferries).
  • Route Condition: This setting controls whether the fastest or the shortest route should be calculated. When Fastest is selected, the system calculates a route with the shortest travel time to your destination as a priority. When Shortest is selected, the system calculates a route with the shortest distance to your destination as a priority.

Checking the Set Route: You can check information about the route between your current location and your destination. You can select two methods: checking the passing streets with a list; and checking the shape of the route by scrolling the map along the route.

Recalculating the Route: You can recalculate the route to avoid a traffic jam or road works ahead. You can set the length of the area, and avoid just that area, or you can even search a new route from the current location to your destination.

Adding Way Points to the Current Route: You can select way points (locations you want to visit on the way to your destination) and you can recalculate the route to pass through these locations.

Areas to Avoid: If you register Areas to Avoid, such as crowded intersections or congested areas, routes can be calculated that avoid those areas.

Address Book: The Address Book can store up to 300 registered locations. These can include home location, favorite places, and destinations you have already searched.

Loading Registered Locations Data From a CD-R/CD-RW: Address Book data stored on a CD-R or CD-RW can be loaded to the navigation system. This function is used when moving Address Book data from a Pioneer navigation unit with a PC card slot to a Pioneer navigation unit without a PC card slot.

Changing Background Picture: In the menu operation screen, you can indicate a picture you like on the background. Some pictures are already stored, but you can also use pictures (JPEG format data) created by a personal computer or a digital camera. If you save the pictures to a CD-R (or CD-RW), you can use them as background pictures. Additionally, several background pictures are stored in the Pioneer DVD map discs.

Changer Controls

ITS (Instant Track Selection) Programming: The ITS function can be used to program automatic playback of up to 99 tracks per disc for up to 100 discs. With changers sold before the CDX-P1250 and CDX-P650, up to 24 tracks can be stored in the playlist.

CD Text Display: When used with a CD Text compatible Pioneer CD changer, this unit will display the titles of CD Text encoded discs that are played in the changer. 

CD Sound Quality Adjustment: Using the "COMP" (compression) and "DBE" (dynamic bass emphasis) functions, you can adjust the playback quality of the changer. Each function may be set to one of two levels or off. The "COMP" function compresses the audio signal to eliminate distortions caused by the imbalances between the loudest and softest sounds when played at high volumes. The "DBE" function boosts bass frequencies to give your music a more full sound.

Note: For these functions to work, they must be supported by the Pioneer CD changer.

DVD Operation: This unit can control an optional Pioneer DVD player or DVD changer.

Inputs and Outputs

Back Panel of Head Unit:

  • To Hideaway Unit: 30-pin jack that connects the head unit to the hideaway unit using the supplied 30-pin cable
  • Preamp Output: 20-pin jack for use with supplied preamp output harness
  • Power: 16-pin jack for use with supplied power wiring harness
  • Digital Out: proprietary optical digital output that allows you to connect an optional Pioneer digital audio processor
  • G.SP: minijack guidance speaker output for use with an optional Pioneer external speaker

Front Panel of Hideaway Unit:

  • FM/AM Antenna In: female Motorola jack
  • Rear View Camera In: single RCA jack for use with an optional rear view camera
  • AV In: left and right RCA audio jacks and an RCA composite video jack
  • To Navi: 30-pin jack that connects the hideaway unit to the head unit using the supplied 30-pin cable

Back Panel of Hideaway Unit:

  • GPS: jack for use with supplied GPS antenna
  • IP-BUS In: 11-pin jack that allows you to connect an optional Pioneer changer
  • Rear Out: left and right RCA audio jacks and an RCA composite video jack
  • AV-BUS In: 11-pin jack that allows you to connect an optional Pioneer TV tuner
  • Signal In: 3" hardwired Car Speed Signal Input lead and Reverse Gear Signal Input lead; each lead is terminated with a male bullet connector



  • Hideaway Unit: W=7.085", H=1.181", D=5.987" (6.163" with cables)

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