AM/FM + Pandora Internet Radio
Disc & USB Playback
6.95" TFT LCD Touchscreen Color Display: The Pioneer
AVH-X4500BT features a 6.95" TFT Active Matrix, 16:9 widescreen touchscreen
display. The resolution of the display is 800 x 480 (RGB), for a total of
pixels. The touchscreen display allows you to control this unit and a paired
Bluetooth device, or a connected component such as your iPod/iPhone or USB mass
storage class device. Menus appear on screen for making function choices, audio
adjustments, and setting up the system.
Motorized Display: The unit's touchscreen display is
motorized. The 6.95" touchscreen display electronically slides down to load and
eject your DVD/CD discs. The angle of the motorized touchscreen display can also
be adjusted to five different positions to meet your viewing needs in the car.
Multilingual Display: The
Pioneer AVH-X4500BT offers English, Chinese, French, Portuguese, and Spanish text.
Video Adjustments: You can store numerous video settings for
each source and the optional rear view camera; including brightness (adjusts the
black intensity), contrast (adjusts contrast), color (adjusts color saturation), hue
(adjusts the tone of color),
and temperature (adjust the color temperature).
Widescreen Modes: You can
choose from the following widescreen modes when playing back video:
- Full: A 4:3 picture is enlarged in the
horizontal direction only, enabling you to enjoy a 4:3 picture
without any omissions.
- Zoom: A 4:3 picture is enlarged in the same
proportion both vertically and horizontally; ideal for a 16:9
- Normal: A 4:3 picture is displayed as it
On Screen Display Color & Background Adjustment: The
color of the on-screen display can be set to red, amber, green, blue or white.
The background can be set to one of four preset still images, a moving image, a stored JPEG image, or turned Off.
Front-Panel Control w/ Custom Illumination: In addition to the
touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons along the bottom 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: To prevent the display from being too bright at night,
the display is automatically dimmed when the car's headlights are turned on. The
automatic dimmer function only works when the orange/white illumination wire in
the wiring harness is connected to the vehicle's headlight circuit.
Parking Brake Interlock: This unit has a parking brake
interlock system that prohibits viewing of video programming and operating
certain controls when the vehicle is in motion. In order to watch video on the
in-dash monitor, the vehicle must be parked with the parking brake engaged. The
head unit's light green wire must be connected to your vehicle's parking brake
detection circuit. The head unit's touchscreen will display "Attention! Viewing
of front seat video source while driving is strictly prohibited", if you try to
watch a video when your vehicle is in motion.
2-DIN Chassis: The Pioneer AVH-X4500BT has a 2-DIN chassis
(also known as "Double -DIN"), and will fit in many vehicles
with a large dash opening. The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets.
There is also an optional double-DIN sleeve
(130ADTV133, sold separately) available for this unit that will allow you to
Euro-mount or custom mount the Pioneer head unit in your vehicle. As always, please consult Crutchfield's
Outfit My Car to verify fit with your vehicle.
Bluetooth Technology: The Pioneer AVH-X4500BT is equipped
with built-in Bluetooth ver. 3.0 (powered by Parrot), 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
- Hands-Free Communication: HFP (Hands Free Profile), HSP
(Head Set Profile), OPP (Object Push Profile), PBAB (Phone Book Access
- Audio Streaming: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile), AVRCP (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-X4500BT.
SPP (Secure Simple Pairing): With Secure Simple Pairing
(SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the AVH-X4500BT without
having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. When a registered
Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection
function automatically pairs the two units. Up to 3 Bluetooth-compatible devices
can be registered to this head unit. Only one device can be used at a time.
Hands-Free Communication: The AVH-X4500BT supports wireless
hands-free communication (HFP/HSP/OPP/PBAB) for your Bluetooth enabled mobile
phone. The head unit will display the caller's information and an audible ring
tone will be heard through your vehicle's speaker during an incoming call. You
can manually answer an incoming call or have the unit automatically answer the
call. The AVH-X4500BT 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. Using the AVH-X4500BT, you can dial a phone number in
one of the following ways:
- Entering a Phone Number: You can make a call by
entering the phone number using the head unit's on-screen keypad (0-9, *, #,
- Speed (Preset) Dialing: You can easily store up to six
phone numbers as presets for speed dialing.
- Phone Book: The phone book in your Bluetooth enabled
cellular 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, you
can select the entry and make the call. If a lot of numbers are registered
in the phone book, you can search for the phone number by alphabet search
- Call Log: The 80 most recent calls dialed, received,
and missed are stored in memory. You can browse them and call numbers from
- Voice Control: If your Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone is equipped
with the voice control feature, you can use voice commands to make calls.
Note: Advanced phone operations that require attention,
such as dialing numbers on the monitor or adjusting Bluetooth settings, are
prohibited while driving. The vehicle's parking brake must be engaged to access these
External Microphone: During your wireless phone call, you
can talk into the head unit's included external microphone, and listen to the
other party through the vehicle's speaker system. The external microphone
provides better performance in noisy environments than the integrated microphone
found on the front-panel of many aftermarket or factory radios. The microphone
features a 13' cord that plugs into the back of the radio, and comes with an
adjustable visor-mount clip. The microphone measures 0.475" (diameter) x 1.445"
(depth). The unit is not equipped with an integrated microphone. The external
microphone must be installed for Bluetooth hands-free communication.
Wireless Audio Streaming (with Meta Data Display): The
Pioneer AVH-X4500BT supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP)
of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The AVH-X4500BT will be able
to control your stored music's basic playback functions; such as Play/Pause,
Previous/Next Track, Fast-Forward/Reverse, and Repeat/Random. The head unit will
also display your stored music's song information; such as Artist name, Song
title, and Album Art. The AVH-X4500BT also supports audio streaming of music
apps (metadata display and control will depend on music app). 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. Once the call is
finished, your streaming music will resume.
iPod/iPhone Connection: The Pioneer multimedia head unit
supports both audio/video & app playback from a compatible iPod or iPhone.
Select the appropriate cable for your model Apple device and media content.
- Audio Only: Using Pioneer's dock connector-to-USB cable (130CDIU51,
sold separately) or the dock connector-to-USB cable which comes with your
iPod/iPhone, you can enjoy audio playback of your stored music, podcasts,
and Pandora Internet Radio on your iPod or iPhone through the Pioneer A/V
head unit. If you have an iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), or
iPhone 5; you will need the Pioneer CD-IU51 iPod Cable (sold separately) and
the Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter (472LTN230P,
sold separately) to connect the Apple device to the Pioneer head unit. The
head unit does not support direct connection of the Lightning-connector
cable that comes with the iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), or
- Audio/Video: Using the Pioneer CD-IU201V iPod/iPhone connector
sold separately) you can enjoy audio playback, plus video playback of
movies, TV shows, video podcasts, and music videos stored on your
iPod/iPhone; as well as music or video based apps streamed to your iPhone.
Not compatible with iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), or iPhone 5.
- Audio/Video + AppRadio: The Pioneer CD-IU201S iPhone/App
sold separately) not only provides audio/video playback, but also allows you
to launch the AppRadio Mode on your iPhone 4/4S (iOS 4.2+), for playback
of advance applications (such as navigation and internet radio) on the
Pioneer AVH-X4500BT. You can also access audio/video files and AppRadio
Mode from your iPhone 5 (iOS 6.1+) using Pioneer's
CD-IV202AV cable kit, an
Apple Lightning-to-USB Cable, and
Apple Lighting-to-VGA adapter (all sold separately); also requires your
iPhone 5 be paired via Bluetooth and a
Firmware update from
Note: Video from your iPod/iPhone device can only be
displayed while the vehicle's parking brake is engaged.
iPod/iPhone Control: The Pioneer AVH-X4500BT lets you
control your iPod/iPhone from the head unit's touchscreen or from the
iPod/iPhone's touchscreen, clickwheel, or downloadable app.
- Head Unit: The Pioneer CD-IU201V (audio/video),
CD-IU201S (iPhone 4/4S), or CD-IV202AV (iPhone 5) cable lets you search your
iPod/iPhone's audio/video content by Video Playlist, Movie, Music Video,
Video Podcast, TV Show, Rental, Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast,
Genre, Composer, or Audiobook from the head unit's touchscreen; the
CD-IU51(audio only) cable only allows browsing of audio categories. Once you
have selected a category, you can search each category alphabetically (A-Z).
In addition, the head unit offers Link Search, which 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. You can also select Random & Repeat functions
for a certain song or specific folder. Your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or
touchscreen will be locked in this mode.
- iPod/App: The Pioneer CD-IU201V (iPod/iPhone),
CD-IU201S (iPhone 4/4s), or CD-IV202AV (iPhone 5) cable is required for App
Control mode. App Control mode allows you to navigate stored audio/video
content from your connected iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen. This is
very useful for the person riding in your passenger seat. The App mode also
lets you listen to your favorite music apps, such as
Slacker from your iPhone (iOS 3.0+) through the Pioneer head unit
and your vehicle's speakers. In addition, you can watch video on the Pioneer
A/V receiver's touchscreen from streaming movie apps, such as
Netflix & YouTube, downloaded on your iPhone 4/4S (iOS 4.0+)
or iPhone 5 (iOS 6.1+). Not all apps will be compatible with App Mode and
App Mode will provide only limited (basic), if any, control over the app.
Available controls may include; Play/Pause & Skip Previous/Next. The App
Mode's video functions can only be accessed when the vehicle is in park and
the hand-brake is fully engaged.
Pandora App: The Pioneer AVH-X4500BT supports the Pandora
App via the Pioneer CD-IU51 (audio only), CD-IU201V (audio/video), CD-IU201S
(iPhone 4/4S), or CD-IV202AV (iPhone 5) cable. The free Pandora App lets you
play music from the Pandora music service through the Pioneer AVH-X4500BT using
your connected Apple iPhone, via the proprietary Pioneer iPod connector cable
(sold separately) or the USB/iPod dock cable that came with your iPhone. To
access Pandora you must have an Apple iPhone (iOS.3.0+) with the latest version
Pandora Radio application from Apple's iTunes App Store. Your iPhone will
need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE,
or WiFi. You will also need a Pandora music service account. The Pioneer
AVH-X4500BT will provide control over the Pandora music service & display
Artist, Album, & Song information; as well as Album art.
- Station List: You can select Pandora stations from your
Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z).
- QuickMix: QuickMix allows you to listen to songs played
on one or more Pandora stations in your Station List randomly. You will need
to edit your QuickMix station selections on the iPhone before connection.
- Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station.
You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips
- Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up or
thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences.
- Bookmarking: The song or artist currently being played
can be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.
Note: Access to the Pandora service will depend on the
availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your
iPhone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada & only
available in the United States.
iPod/iPhone Display: The multimedia head unit will display
your iPod/iPhone's stored music file information, as well as metadata from
Pandora and AppRadios; including Track number, Folder number, Elapsed playing
time, Song/Album title, Artist name, and Album art. There is no music
information displayed when this unit is set to 'basic App mode'. Instead, all
music information will be displayed on your iPod/iPhone's LCD screen.
iPod Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of
current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's
ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. This unit will not charge
the Apple iPad. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit
will not recognize it.
Advanced App Mode: Using the Pioneer CD-IU201S (130IU201S,
sold separately) cable to connect the AVH-X4500BT to your iPhone 4/4S (iOS
4.2+) loaded with Pioneer's free
AppRadio application from iTunes, you can enjoy full on-screen access and
control of your calendar, maps, and more with an intuitive interface, formatted
and designed specifically for safer in-vehicle operation. The same can be done
with the iPhone 5 (iOS 6.1+) using Pioneer's
CD-IV202AV cable kit, an
Apple Lightning-to-USB Cable, and
Apple Lightning-to-VGA adapter (all sold separately). Pioneer has teamed up
with app providers to offer compatibility with many of today's most popular
in-vehicle apps, while also developing an expanding catalog of compatible apps
for future use that can be easily & seamlessly added. The AppRadio app must be
first launched from your iPhone, and the compatible app selected from the
iPhone. You can then operate the app from the Pioneer head unit. Popular apps
include (as of 1/31/2013):
| App Categories ||
Application Description |
|Aupeo! Personal Radio: AUPEO! Personal Radio
offers free online music. With more than 120 Internet radio stations
available, users can search for their favorite music by artists,
songs, genres, or AUPEO!'s "Mood-Tuner". Users can also choose to
"love" or "ban" songs directly from the AppRadio screen, enabling
the app to adjust content to the user's personal taste. |
CarMediaPlayer allows you to swipe, drag, and directly touch the
desired artist, song, or album in your music library directly from
the Pioneer head unit's touchscreen with Alphabet Search and Album
View function. When you're searching through your library, Alphabet
Search allows you to select the first letter in the desired song,
album, or artist name from the Pioneer receiver making it quick an
easy to get to the music you want. The iPhone version of the app
even allows you to play and access your iTunes Match collection
directly from the Pioneer's touchscreen. |
|Livio Radio: The
Livio Radio app ($4.99) lets you listen to more than 42,000
AM/FM and Internet-only radio streams from around the world. The
Livio Radio app has been optimized for use in the vehicle with a
range of features an controls right from the Pioneer head unit's
Rdio (from for $4.99 per month) gives you access to over 8
million songs. You are able to search and find any song, album or
artist, and start listening immediately. You can search music by new
releases and chart toppers. You can also check out what other
listeners have been listening to the most, or look at your own
recent listening history. In addition, you can even create your own
music collection or make your own playlists. Rdio will even
recommend music for you, based on your previous music listening. The
AppRadio will display Artist,/Album/Song information, as well as
Album art. |
|StreamS HiFi Radio: The
StreamS HiFi Radio app ($4.99) provides access to more than
4,000 live Internet radio stations from across the globe delivered
in AAC/HE-AACv1/HE-AACv2 at 32kbps for high fidelity listening.
Google Music allows you to keep up to 20,000 of your favorite
songs in the cloud. Now you can listen to your entire music
collection without having to use any space on your iOS device.
gMusic offers full playlist editing, Last.fm scrobbling, thumbs up
playlist, metadata editing, and innovative navigation. |
|Mixtrax: Pioneer's proprietary
MIXTRAX app from iTunes analyzes the music in your iTunes
library to create custom playlists for non-stop song mixes with
added DJ effects. |
| Navigation ||Apple Maps: You can view Apple
maps on the Pioneer head unit's touchscreen as you would on your
iPhone. Functionality is bundled with the Pioneer AppRadio app.
|MotionX GPS Drive: The
MotionX-GPS Drive App ($0.99) is available from iTunes for your
iPhone 4/4S (not compatible w/ iPhone 5). There is a $2.99 per month subscription fee with an
additional $19.99 per year for Voice Guidance feature. MotionX-GPS
Drive is a complete GPS navigation solution, designed and optimized
for the iPhone, that can be displayed on the Pioneer AppRadio.
MotionX-GPS Drive helps you find what you're looking for and
provides turn-by-turn directions with optional Live Voice
Navigation, using industry-leading maps (including US and Canada).
All the functionality of an advanced dedicated turn-by-turn GPS unit
is presented in this intuitive iPhone application. MotionX-GPS Drive
Offers full support for the iPhone with multitasking, routing, and
live voice guidance instructions continuing in the background; while
you listen to streaming music from your car audio system or use
other applications from the iPhone. The 2D/3D navigation map will be
displayed on the Pioneer AppRadio, but you will still control the
MotionX-GPS Drive Navigation app from your iPhone. |
|NavFree GPS Live:
NavFree GPS Live is a free navigation app that offers
turn-by-turn directions, voice and on-screen instructions, offline
map use, address search, live searches via Google and Microsoft
Bing, and many other features. Navfree is a completely free
navigation app with no additional monthly charges. It uses map data
created by a community of thousands of users around the world. The
map gets downloaded to the phone so data connection is not required
for navigating. |
|My GPS USA:
My GPS USA is the next generation GPS satellite navigation from
the makers of NavFree. Full featured with voice guided, turn-by-turn
satellite navigation with no hidden costs. It offers a HD live map
display with 2D and 3D modes. You can navigate by pinching, swiping
and touching. Full voice guidance is available in 12 languages.
Multiple Routing Modes include - Fastest, Shortest, Easy,
Pedestrian, and Economical Routes. You can even navigate from your
|INRIX Traffic: INRIX is a leading provider of highly accurate
traffic services. INRIX's strategic partnership with Clear Channel
Radio and Total Traffic Network extends the delivery of the highest
quality data and broadest coverage available for personal
INRIX Traffic app ($24.95 per year) provides real-time traffic
information and traffic forecasts for all major highways,
interstates, arterials and city streets nationwide. Traffic
information will be displayed on the Pioneer head unit, while
control is still handled from the iPhone. |
Extra Mile ($1.99) is an all-in-one app for convenient voice
navigation that gives audio feedback to improve your driving
performance and conserve fuel. |
|EC Touch: The
EasyCar app is designed specifically for AppRadio and provides
large icons, simple commands, and swipe gestures that enable you to
access your iPhone's music, contacts, mapping, and more. |
Waze is a cool social GPS driving and navigation app that
connects you to other drivers. When you download Waze, you not only
get a free GPS traffic & navigation app, but also become part of the
local driving community in your area, joining forces with other
drivers nearby to outsmart traffic, save time and gas, and improve
everyone's daily commute. |
| Driver Assist ||DashCommand: Utilizing the built-in GPS & accelerometer sensors of
the iPhone, the
DashCommand app ($49.99) displays advanced vehicle and driving
statistics. When connected to a compatible vehicle's OBD-II data
port (optional OBD-II interface sold separately from
Palmer Performance Engineering), advanced data monitoring,
logging and analysis are enabled. Users can create and display up to
27 virtual dashboards with many styles including digital gauges,
analog gauges, indicator lights, and more, which can all be accessed
on the Pioneer head unit's screen. Compatible with more than 13 OBD-II
compliant interfaces, the app can also be used as a scan tool to
read vehicle trouble codes. |
Best Parking is a parking search engine that steers drivers
towards the cheapest and most convenient parking garages and lots in
55 cities and 80 airports. |
Parkopedia ($1.99) has grown to cover over 25 million parking
spaces in 28 countries around the world thanks to contributions from
other drivers. Use this app to find parking using your current
location or by entering an address. Get directions straight to the
space and see parking space availability in real-time (where
available). Find opening hours, up to date prices, payment methods
and more. You can quickly narrow down parking choices using filters
such as free, credit cards accepted, covered, etc. |
| Utility ||CarBrowser:
CarBrowser ($1.99) allows you to search and navigate the
internet directly from the Pioneer head unit's touchscreen while the
vehicle's parking brake is engaged. |
CommuteWX ($0.99) provides real-time weather information
(current/forecast/in-route). Weather conditions are featured in
large, easy to read graphics in a streamlined user interface that's
well suited for in-vehicle travel. |
|Contacts: Access your iPhone's
contacts. This function is bundled with the Pioneer AppRadio app.
Access your iPhone's calendar, so you can view important events and
reminders. This functionality is bundles with the Pioneer AppRadio
|Photos: You can view
photos stored on your iPhone. Access albums and camera rolls, and
even view a slideshows. Functionality is bundled with the Pioneer
AppRadio app. |
Note: As the library of AppRadio compatible applications
grows, users will be automatically notified via Pioneer's AppRadio iPhone
application, with a link to the respective app(s) page within the App Store.
Pioneer AppRadio Site for the latest compatible apps.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Pioneer AVH-X4500BT is
"Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model
functions (as of 1/31/2013):
| Apple Device || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Bluetooth || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Head Unit || iPod/App Mode || Pandora App || AppRadio Mode || Song/Artist Text || Track Info || Album Art ||
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3GS || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || 6.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 6.1 || Y* || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5 || 6.1 || Y || Y** || Y || Y || Y || Y** || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| 4th || 6.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| 5th || 6.1 || Y* || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 6th || 1.2 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 7th || 1.02 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| iPad || 1 || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N |
| 2 || 6.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N |
| 3 || 6.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N |
| 4 || 6.1 || Y* || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N |
| mini || 6.1 || Y* || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N |
AM/FM + Pandora Internet Radio
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
- Local Tuning: Local seek tuning
lets you tune in only those radio stations with sufficiently strong signals for
good reception. There are 4 level of sensitivity for FM and two levels for AM.
The higher settings allow reception of only the strongest stations, while lower
settings let you receive progressively weaker stations.
Pandora Internet Radio: Pandora is the leading Internet
Radio music service in the United States, giving people music they love anytime,
anywhere, through personalized radio stations. The Pioneer AVH-X4500BT supports
the Pandora Radio App for iPhone (via USB) and Android (via Bluetooth).
- Smartphone Connectivity: The Pioneer AVH-X4500BT offers
connectivity to both the Apple iPhone and Android smartphone.
- Pandora via USB-connected iPhone: The free Pandora
App lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the
Pioneer AVH-X4500BT using your connected Apple iPhone, via the
proprietary Pioneer iPod connector cable (sold separately) or the
USB/iPod dock cable that came with your iPhone. To access Pandora you
must have an Apple iPhone (iOS.3.0+) with the latest version of the
Pandora Radio application from
Apple itunes App Store.
- Pandora via Bluetooth-enabled Android Smartphone:
The Pioneer AVH-X4500BT lets you playback and control Pandora Internet
Radio streamed from your Android smartphone, via Bluetooth (no
hard-wired connection required). To access Pandora from the Pioneer head
unit, your Bluetooth-enabled Android smartphone must have the latest
version of the Pandora App from the
Google Play App Store. Your Android smartphone must also
support A2DP, AVRCP, and SPP Bluetooth profiles.
- Music Control: The Pioneer AVH-X4500BT provides the
following Pandora app control.
- Station List: You can select Pandora stations from
your Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z).
- QuickMix: QuickMix allows you to listen to songs
played on one or more Pandora stations in your Station List randomly.
You will need to edit your QuickMix station selections on the phone
- Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a
station. You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the
number of skips allowed.
- Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up or
thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your
- Bookmarking: The song or artist currently being
played can be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.
- Information Display: The Pioneer AVH-X4500BT will
display Artist, Album, & Song information provided by the Pandora app on
your iPhone or Android smartphone.
Note: Your iPhone or Android smartphone will need an
active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or
WiFi. In addition, you will need an active Pandora
music service account. Access to the Pandora service will depend on the
availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your
iPhone or smartphone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in
Canada and only available in the United States.
firmware update is available from Pioneer that will provide enhanced iPhone 5
compatibility to enable AppRadio Mode. However, due to an unforeseen
communication error with the Pandora internet radio app, audio playback and
display of metadata from Pandora are disrupted. If you use Pandora and don't
intend to use AppRadio Mode at this time, please do not install this update.
Pioneer is working on an update to allow for both Pandora and AppRadio Mode, to
be released at a future date.
Disc & USB Playback
Multimedia Compatibility: The Pioneer AVH-X4500BT features
a hidden disc slot disc slot, as well as a rear-panel USB (type-A) port with 59"
USB extension cable.
- Compatible Discs: The AVH-X4500BT supports playback of
DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, CD-Audio, CD-Text, and CD-R/RW discs.
- USB Port: The unit features a rear-panel USB port and
includes a 59" USB extension cable. You can connect a USB mass storage class
device; such as select Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only),
portable digital audio players, or USB thumbdrives. USB portable audio
devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the
DVD receiver's USB port (5V/1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to
ACC or On.
Compatible Media Files: The Pioneer AVH-X4500BT 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) || Flash Memory (SD/SDHC, USB) |
| File System ||ISO9660
Level 1 or 2, Romeo, Joliet, UDF ||FAT
| Playable File Types || Audio || |
MP3: 8-320kbps bit
rate; 8-48kHz sampling rates
WMA: 48-320kbps bit rate; 32-48kHz sampling rates
AAC: 16-320kbps bit rate; 11.025-44.1kHz sampling rates
8-320kbps bit rate; 8-48kHz sampling rates |
WMA: 48-320kbps bit rate; 32-48kHz sampling rates
AAC: 16-320kbps bit rate; 11.025-44.1kHz sampling rates
WAV: 8- or16-bit rate; 16-44.1k sampling rates
| Video ||
DivX: 720 x 576 max resolution; 8GB max file size |
MPEG-1/2/4: 720 x 1280 max resolution; 8GB max file size
| Photo || |
JPEG: max resolution of 4092 x 4092 |
| Maximum # of Folders/Files || |
99 folders/999 files (700
folders/3,500 files for DVD)
folders/15,000 files |
| Tags ||ID3 tags
(ver. 1.0,/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA-tags, AAC-tags |
Note: Videos and Photos can only be viewed when the
vehicle's parking brake is engaged.
Playback Functions: The Pioneer AVH-X4500BT offers the
following playback functions:
- Automatic Playback: When a DVD disc with DVD menu is
inserted, this unit will cancel the DVD menu automatically and start
playback from the first chapter of the first title.
- Bookmark (Resume Playback): The Bookmark function lets
you resume playback from a selected scene the next time the disc is loaded.
- Frame-By-Frame Playback: This feature lets you movie
ahead on frame at a time during playback of your DVD or Video CD.
- Slow Motion Forward: When playing a DVD or Video CD,
you can choose to play back video in slow motion (no audio).
- Repeat Play: Audio/Video content can be repeated. You
can choose from Disc (entire disc), Folder (current folder) Chapter (current
chapter), Title (current title), Track (current track), File (current file),
Folder (current folder), or One (current video/song/track).
- Random (Shuffle) Play: Audio/Video can be played back
in a random order. You can choose from Songs (videos/songs in selected
list), Albums (videos/songs from selected album), Folder (songs/tracks in
selected folder), or Disc (all songs/tracks on disc).
Search Functions: The AVH-X4500BT provides the following
- Track Title List: You can select tracks to playback
using the track title list which is a list of the tracks recorded on a disc
or USB memory device.
- Scene Search: You can use the search function on the
unit's on-screen display to search for a desired scene on your DVD by
specifying a title and chapter track.
- Return to Scene: You can return to the specified scene
where the DVD you are currently playing has been preprogrammed to return.
- Skip Search: You can skip to the previous/next track,
file, folder, title, or chapter on a disc or USB device.
- Fast Forward/Reverse: You can fast forward/reverse
through a current track, file, or title on a disc or USB device.
Advanced Playback & Search Functions (for USB): Advance playback
functions include; Music Browsing which lets you browse your USB memory
device's music library by Artist, Album, Song, or Genre from the head unit in
alphabetical order; and Link Play which allows you to play songs related
to the currently playing song. Link Play lets the head unit create an
album list of the currently playing artist, a song list of the currently playing
album, or an album list of the currently playing genre.
MIXTRAX: Drawing from Pioneer's rich DJ heritage and passion
for music, MIXTRAX delivers a unique DJ infused listening experience to
listeners in the car. MIXTRAX is an innovative Pioneer technology that creates a
non-stop mix of your music library complete with a range of DJ-inspired effects.
MIXTRAX takes your typical music listening experience and creates a non-stop mix
of your music with 9 random DJ effects and transitions, by removing the breaks
and pauses normally introduced between tracks and replacing them with various
beats. MIXTRAX is compatible with USB-connected iPhone, iPod, USB MSC device,
and select Android devices. There is also a Short Playback option which limits
the amount of time each track plays; select from 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, or 3 minutes.
Note: The MIXTRAX function does not work in App mode or
with the Pandora App for iPod/iPhone/iPad.
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-X4500BT.
Installation Angle: Optimum disc playback performance is
obtained when the unit is installed at an angle of less than 30-degrees.
24-Bit/96kHz DAC: For superb quality audio playback from
DVDs, CDs, and flash media, the Pioneer AVH-X4500BT is equipped with a
24-bit/96kHz digital-to-analog converter.
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.
CEA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the
AVH-X4500BT are compliant with the CEA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and
Measurement standards from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). These
standards were developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to
model and between manufacturers. The power output specs are as follows:
- CEA2006 Specs: 14 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms,
20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
- Continuous Power Output: 22 watts RMS x 4 channels (at
4 ohms, 50Hz-15kHz, 5% THD)
- Maximum Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels (or 50
watts x 2 channels at 4 ohms + 70 watts x 1 channel at 2 ohms for subwoofer)
EEQ (Easy EQ) w/ 8-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 8-band
graphic equalizer (40Hz, 80Hz, 200Hz, 400Hz, 1kHz, 2.5kHz, 8kHz, and10kHz).
Auto EQ (Optional): The auto-equalizer automatically measures
your car's interior acoustic characteristics, and then creates an auto-equalizer
curve base on that information. The Pioneer CD-MC20 Auto-EQ microphone
(130CDMC20, sold separately) is required to use this function. The Pioneer CD-MC20
Auto-EQ microphone plugs into your compatible Pioneer A/V receiver's 3.5mm
input (hidden behind motorized front-panel). The Auto-EQ microphone should be placed in the center of your vehicle's driver
seat headrest facing forward for EQ measurement.
Sonic Center Control: Sound that is suited for the listening
position can easily be created with this function. You can adjust sound more toward
the listening position left (7) to right (7).
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.
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).
Advanced Sound Retriever: The Advanced Sound Retriever automatically enhances
compressed audio and restores the original richness of the recording. When the
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.
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. Each source can be independently adjusted from
-4 dB to +4 dB.
4V/6CH Preamp Outputs: The Pioneer AVH-X4500BT 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.
Crossovers: The AVH-X4500BT employs high pass and low pass
crossovers to tailor the head unit to your connected speakers.
- HPF: The head unit's 12dB/octave high pass filter only
allows frequencies higher than those in the selected range (50, 63, 80, 100,
125Hz) to your front and rear speakers through the unit's speaker-level or
- LPF: The subwoofer preamp output features an18dB/octave
low pass filter so only frequencies lower than those in the selected range
(50, 63, 80, 100, 125Hz) are output to your connected subwoofer.
Subwoofer Controls: The Pioneer AvH-X4500BT lets you adjust
the subwoofer preamp output's phase (normal/reverse) and volume (+6 to -24).
Switchable Rear Channel/Subwoofer Speaker Output: The rear
speaker outputs can be set to provide full range output with full fading
capability, or they can be set to provide non-fading subwoofer (low-pass)
output. When the rear speaker outputs are set to subwoofer mode, the rear preamp
outputs also switch from full range to subwoofer outputs. When set for subwoofer
operation, you can connect the rear speaker leads directly to two small 4-ohm
passive subwoofers or a dual voice coil sub with 4-ohm voice coils. If you
prefer to use a single 2-ohm subwoofer, you can connect the woofer to one set of
speaker leads, leaving the other set of rear leads disconnected. The maximum
output provided when a 2-ohm load is connected to one set of leads is 70 watts.
Dual AV Inputs: The Pioneer AVH-X4500BT 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. The rear-panel 3.5mm
minijack input also serves as the A/V input for your USB-connected iPod/iPhone
(using the proprietary Pioneer cable).
Video Output: The AVH-X4500BT features a rear-panel
composite video output that allows you to connect an external display to the
unit. You can play back the same video source (except iPhone 5) which is being played on the head
unit. You can select the unit to output a 16:9, Letter-Box or Pan-Scan aspect
ratio to match your external display's screen size.
Rear View Camera: The AVH-X4500BT is equipped with a composite
video Rear View Camera input. The unit features a function that automatically switches
to the rear camera image (Rear View Camera input jack) when an optional rear camera
sold separately) is installed. When the transmission is in reverse, the screen
automatically switches to the rear view camera (the violet/white wire in the
AVH-X4500BT's harness must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit
for automatic video switching). Automatic video switching takes approximately
1.9 seconds. Pioneer recommends using a camera with a mirror
image (reversed) output. Audio from your music source will continue playing, while the back-up camera is displayed.
Navigation Ready: The Pioneer AVH-X4500BT allows you to
connect the Pioneer AVIC-U250 add-on navigation unit (130AVIC250, 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.
Note: If you are already using the head unit's RGB input to
access AppRadio Mode from your iPhone, then you cannot connect this
add-on navigation module (or vise-versa).
Wireless Remote Control: The Pioneer AVH-X4500BT includes an
IR remote control (CXE5116) for wireless operation of the multimedia head unit
and your connected devices. There are no controls to answer/end or dial call
from your Bluetooth-enabled phone.
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features
an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit that lets you
keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with
steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately). Please consult
Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.