Android & iPhone Integration
Bluetooth 3.0: The DEH-X6900BT is equipped with built-in
Bluetooth 3.0, 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 1.6 (Hands Free Profile),
OPP 1.1 (Object Push Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
- Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.3 (Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile), AVRCP 1.5 (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 DEH-X6900BT.
Multi-Device Pairing w/ Dual Phone Connection: Up to five
Bluetooth-compatible devices can be paired to this receiver. You are even able
to keep two Bluetooth-enabled phones connected at the same time, so you can make
and receive calls from either phone through the head unit. You can only stream
music from one phone at a time; you will be able switch between the two phones
in the head unit's menu. Additional pairing features include -
- SSP (Simple Secure Pairing: With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you
can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the DEH-X6900BT without having
to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings (your phone must also
- USB Pairing for iPhone: You can also pair your Apple
iPhone (iOS 5.0+) by simply connecting it to the Pioneer head unit via USB
and following a single prompt on the head unit's display.
- Guest Mode: "Guest Mode" allows you to add and replace
a 5th mobile device instantly to the receiver; Guest Mode is a great feature
for a family vehicle with multiple drivers or a driver with multiple devices
because it allows users to pair and delete devices easily without a lengthy
registration or deletion process.
Hands-Free Communication (w/ External Mic): The DEH-X6900BT
supports wireless hands-free communication (HFP/PBAB) for your Bluetooth enabled
mobile phone. And, thanks to the latest Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.6) with
wideband speech capability, the DEH-X6900BT provides more natural sound quality
and details during wireless calls. The DEH-X6900BT 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 call, the head unit will
display the caller's information and an audible ring tone will be heard
through your vehicle's speaker. You can manually answer an incoming call or
have the unit automatically answer the call.
- Making A Call: Using the DEH-X6900BT, you can dial a phone number
in one of the following ways -
- 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 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.
- Presets: You can easily store up to six phone numbers
as presets for speed dialing.
- Call Log: The most recent calls dialed, received, and
missed are stored in memory. You can browse them and call numbers from these
- Voice Dialing (Siri & Google Voice):
When paired and connected with an iPhone 4S or later via Bluetooth, the
Pioneer head unit has the ability to access Siri through its front-panel
controls and external microphone. It also supports Google Voice for select
Android smartphones (not compatible with Samsung "S Voice"). You'll be able
to dial a phone number or contact via voice command.
Wireless Audio Streaming: The Pioneer DEH-X6900BT 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.
- Music Control: In addition to basic playback functions
(Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat), the DEH-X6900BT 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
song/album/artist information from your Bluetooth device's stored music and
select music apps on your device.
Siri Eyes-Free Control: When paired and connected to an
iPhone with Siri via Bluetooth, the Pioneer DEH-X6900BT has the
ability to access Siri through its front-panel controls and external microphone.
Simply press and hold head unit's phone key to engage Siri and use the included
microphone to communicate with Siri. Siri's voice will heard through your
vehicle's speakers. All Siri functions including hands-free calling, music
search, setting reminders, text-messaging, audible navigation, and more can be
done through the DEH-X6900BT and its microphone. You can even ask Siri to get
directions to a destination and the turn-by-turn instructions will heard through
your vehicle's speakers, while the on-screen map still displays on your iPhone
with Siri. The head unit's audio is attenuated while Siri provides audible
Note: The head unit's front-panel LCD will only display
hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio information (all other functions of
Siri are only audible through the Pioneer CD receiver; visual data will
still need to be viewed from your iPhone device)..
Android & iPhone Integration
Android Direct Connect via USB: The Pioneer DEH-X6900BT
enables playback of stored music and music apps on select Android devices
through its front-panel USB port. There are two types of modes to choose from
based on your type of Android smartphone and what content you want to listen to.
- AOA 2.0 (Stored Music & Music Apps): The Pioneer
DEH-X6900BT supports Android Open Accessory 2.0 (AOA 2.0), which lets you
connect your Android smartphone (OS 4.1+) to the DEH-X6900BT's front-panel
USB port and listen to stored music and select music apps from your Android
device through the Pioneer receiver. You'll be able to control basic
playback functions such as Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track. Other
advanced music navigation will still be done from your Android smartphone's
touchscreen. In this mode, the head unit will not display song/artist
information; you'll continue to view song/artist information from the
Android device's touchscreen. You'll still be able to access other functions
and applications from your Android smartphone's touchscreen, while listening
to music through the head unit. If you make a call or answer a call from
your smartphone while listening to music in this mode, the music will pause
until you are finished with the call and then start back up again.
- MTP (Stored Music + Song/Artist Info): The DEH-X6900BT
also supports MTP for playback & control of stored MP3/WMA music files on
your Android (OS 4.0+) device through the Pioneer receiver's front-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.
Note: You will need to setup Android connectivity within
the head unit's menu. Select "Memory" for MTP mode and "App Control" for AOA
2.0 mode. Not all Android devices are compatible with AOA 2.0 or MTP,
regardless of operating system.
iPod Direct Connect via USB: The Pioneer DEH-X6900BT
supports audio playback of stored music & music apps on your Apple iPod/iPhone,
along with control and song/artist information display through its front-panel
USB port. If you have a newer iPod/iPhone with the
Lightning-connector, you can use Pioneer's Lightning-to-USB cable (130CDIU52,
sold separately) or the Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device
to connect your iPod/iPhone to the DEH-X6900BT. If you have an older iPod/iPhone
with a 30-pin dock connector, you can use the dock connector-to-USB cable that
comes with your Apple device or a 3rd party dock connector-to-USB cable (sold
separately) to connect your iPod/iPhone to the DEH-X6900BT. Control modes
- Head Unit Mode: From the head unit, you can browse your
iPod/iPhone's music library by Artist, Album, Song, Genre, Playlist,
Composer, Podcast, or Audiobook. Once you have selected a category, you can
search each category alphabetically. In addition, the head unit offers 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. You can also select Random & Repeat functions for a
certain song or specific folder. The head unit will display your
iPod/iPhone's stored music file information; including Track number, Elapsed
playing time, and Song/Artist/Album name. Apple devices w/ iOS 6.0+ will
stay unlocked, so you can access music apps; other iPod/iPhone device's
clickwheel or touchscreen will be locked during this mode.
- iPod/iPhone Mode: In iPod/iPhone mode, you can navigate
the stored music on your iPod/iPhone from its clickwheel or touchscreen,
while still being able to view song/artist information and control basic
playback functions from the head unit. You will not be able to browse your
iPod/iPhone's music by category from the head unit or use Link Play in this
- App Mode: App mode lets you listen to your favorite
music apps from your iPhone (iOS 5.0+) through the Pioneer head unit and
your vehicle's speakers. Once you have selected the music app from your
iPhone, you'll be able to listen to music from that app through the Pioneer
head unit, view song/artist information on the head unit's LCD, and operate
basic playback functions such as Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track from the
head unit's front-panel control. Not all apps will be compatible with App
Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Pioneer DEH-X6900BT is "Made
for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model
functions (as of 9/14/2016):
| Apple Device || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Specific Apps || Display Type || Bluetooth || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Head Unit || iPod/iPhone || Apps || ARC || Spotify || Pandora || Artist/Song Text || Track Info || Phone || Audio || Siri |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 3GS || 6.1.6 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 4 || 7.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 4S || 9.3.5 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5/5C/5S || 10.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 6/6+/6S/6S+ || 10.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 7/7+ || 10.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || N || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || N || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y |
| 4th || 6.1.6 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || N || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y |
| 5th || 9.3.5 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 6th || 10.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || N || N || N || N || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 2nd/3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 6th || 1.1 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 7th || 1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || N || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || N || N || N || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| iPad || 1 || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y || Y || N || Y || N || N |
| 2 || 9.3.5 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || N |
| 3 || 9.3.5 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N |
| 4 || 10.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N |
| Air 1/2 || 10.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N |
| mini 1 || 9.3.5 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| mini 2/3/4 || 10.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change
functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may
need to reset the 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
Mobile Device Charging: The head unit's USB connection
provides 1A of current to power and charge your connected Android smartphone or
Apple iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or
'On' position (if your mobile device has no initial battery charge, then the
unit will not recognize it).
USB Auto Function: The receiver's "USB Auto" function can be
set to ON to enable the head unit to automatically switch to the USB source for
playback when a USB-enabled device is connected. If set to OFF, the receiver
will not switch sources and simply charge the connected USB device.
Pandora Internet Radio: The free Pandora App (either from
Apple App Store or
Play) lets you play music from the
Pandora music service
through the Pioneer DEH-X6900BT using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 8.0+)
or Bluetooth paired Android smartphone. Your Apple iPhone must be connected to
the DEH-X6900BT via the CD-IU52 Pioneer iPod connector cable or the
connector-cable that came with your iPhone. Your Android smartphone must support
A2DP/AVRCP/SPP Bluetooth profiles and be paired with the Pioneer receiver. Your
iPhone or Android smartphone will also need an active Data Plan account with
connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. The DEH-X4700BT provides
control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song
- Station List: You can select Pandora stations from your
Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z).
- Shuffle Station List: You can listen to songs played
randomly from various stations within your Station List.
- New Stations + Delete: New stations can be created
based on the current songs or artists playing. You can also delete a station
from your Pandora station list.
- 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/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.
Spotify Online Music Service: The Pioneer DEH-X6900BT has
the ability to playback & control content from the
Spotify music app on
USB-connected iPhone (iOS 7.0+) device or
Bluetooth-paired Android smartphone. You can play, pause and skip tracks,
browse playlists, albums and radio stations through the Pioneer receiver's
front-panel controls. You also get song/artist information on the unit's
front-panel LCD. Access to the Spotify service 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. 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.
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. 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
- BSM (Best Stations Memory): The BSM (Best Stations Memory) function
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 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.
Compatible Discs: The
Pioneer DEH-X6900BT CD receiver supports playback of CD-Audio, CD-R, and CD-RW discs.
This unit can play MP3, WMA, AAC, and WAV files recorded on CD-R and CD-RW discs.
- Off Insert/Eject + Auto Power On: A CD disc can be
inserted or ejected with the power off. When a disc is inserted with the
power off, the unit will automatically power up and begin playback.
- Auto Off Eject: When you eject a disc, the unit will
automatically power off (unless you switch sources before ejecting the
- Installation Angle: Optimum CD playback performance is
obtained when the unit is installed at an angle of less than 60-degrees.
USB Mass Storage Class Device: In addition to Apple and
Android device connectivity, the CD receiver's front-panel USB-A 2.0 port allows
you to connect a USB Mass Storage Class (MSC) device, such as a USB thumbdrive
or flashdrive (up to 32GB). The USB port enables audio playback & control of
MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, and WAV audio files stored on your portable USB MSC device
through the Pioneer DEH-X6900BT. Basic playback controls included Play/Pause,
FW/RW, Previous/Next Track, and Random/Repeat. Song/artist information such as
track, artist, and album name will also be displayed on the head unit.
Audio File Compatibility: The Pioneer DEH-X6900BT supports the
following types of MP3, WMA, AAC, & WAV files recorded onto CD-R/RW disc or loaded onto a USB
| Media Type || CD (-R/RW) || USB (AOA/MTP/MSC) |
| File System ||ISO9660
Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, Romeo ||FAT
| Playable File Types || MP3:
bit rate of 8-320 kbps w/ sampling frequency of 8-48 kHz |
WMA: bit rate of 48-320 kbps w/ sampling frequency of 32, 44.1,
AAC: bit rate of 16-320 kbps w/ sampling frequency of
WAV: bit rate of 8 or 16-bit w/ sampling frequency of 16-48kHz or
bit rate of 8-320 kbps w/ sampling frequency of 8-48 kHz |
WMA: bit rate of 48-320 kbps w/ sampling frequency of 32, 44.1,
AAC: bit rate of 16-320 kbps w/ sampling frequency of
WAV: bit rate of 8 or 16-bit w/ sampling frequency of 16-48kHz (not supported by MTP)
FLAC: bit rate of 16 or 24-bit w/ sampling frequency of 8-96kHZ (not
supported by MTP)
| Maximum # of Folders/Files ||99 folders/999 files ||1500 folders/15,000
| Tags ||ID3 tags
(ver.1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA/AAC/FLAC tags |
File/Track Name List: The Name List feature displays a list
of MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC albums and tracks on a loaded CD or connected USB device, so you can
easily access your music. Music files are listed first by Artist name, then by
Album name, and finally by Song title.
Song/Artist Information: During MP3, WMA, AAC, or FLAC playback, the unit displays
any recorded ID3 Tag (ver. 1.x/2.x) and WMA/AAC/FLAC Tag information; including artist,
song, and album name.
Playback Controls: The Pioneer CD receiver provides basic
operations like Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track, and
Repeat/Random for disc and USB device playback.
Auxiliary Input: The DEH-X6900BT is equipped with a
front-panel 3.5mm stereo minijack auxiliary input for connecting external
audio sources, such as a portable digital audio player.
24 Bit D/A Converter: The Pioneer in-dash head unit utilizes
a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior sound quality.
MOSFET Amplifier: The DEH-X6900BT 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
- 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
Note: The power specifications for the DEH-X6900BT 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.
2V/6CH Preamp Outputs + Sub Control: The Pioneer DEH-X6900BT
features three pair of 2.0-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 DEH-X6800BS lets you adjust
the subwoofer preamp output's phase (normal/reverse) and volume (+10 to -24).
Crossovers: The DEH-X6900BT 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
- 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
- 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) w/ 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).
Advanced Sound Retriever: The Advanced Sound Retriever
automatically enhances compressed audio and restores the original richness of
the recording. Hear the detail, warmth, and clarity, the way the artist intended
it, from all of your highly compressed MP3 and WMA files stored on your USB, iPod/iPhone,
and Android devices. By restoring data (especially
higher frequencies) that tends to get lost in the digital compression process,
Pioneer's Advanced Sound Retriever technology enhances audio reproduction nearly
all the way up to 20 kHz frequencies
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 (0-140") for each individual speaker in the vehicle compared to your
Audio Level Settings: The Pioneer DEH-X6900BT CD receiver
offers a variety of audio settings to tailor the bass, treble, and volume level
to your preference.
- Bass Boost The DEH-X6900BT features a bass boost function
which can be used to enhance low-frequency bass sound. The bass boost function
can be set between 0-6.
- Loudness: The Loudness feature compensates for deficiencies
in the low and high sound ranges at low volume. You can set the Loudness feature
to Low, Mid, High, 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
- 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. Each source can be independently adjusted from
-4dB to +4dB.
- Auto Level: 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.
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 3 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 iPod/iPhone, 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, and is not supported by USB
MTP devices. The Advanced Sound Retriever function is disabled when MIXTRAX
Advanced Remote Control App (for Apple iOS & Android):
Download the Pioneer ARC (Advanced Remote Control) App onto your
Apple iOS (8.0+) or
Android (4.1+) device to turn your smartphone or tablet device into a remote
control for the Pioneer head unit. Your Apple iOS device can be connected via
USB or Bluetooth, while your Android device can only be connected via USB. The
following control features are available via the Pioneer Advanced Remote Control
- Source Selection: From the app on your Apple iOS or
Android device, you can select between the head unit's sources for playback.
Choose CD, AM/FM tuner, Aux, or the music library on your device.
- Playback Functions: The app offers basic playback
functions like Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, and Random/Repeat for CD
music and your mobile device's music library. You are also able to browse
your Apple iOS or Android device's music library by Artist, Album, Song,
Genre, or Playlist. For AM/FM tuner, you are able to seek stations, switch
AM/FM bands, and select presets from the Pioneer ARC app.
- Song/Artist Info + Album Art: The Pioneer Advanced
Remote Control App provides song/artist information with album art for the
music stored on your Apple iOS or Android device. You also get station
identification for AM/FM radio; if an AM/FM station supports RDS, you will
even get song/artist info. In addition, you get track number for CD
- Favorites: The app lets you quickly display radio
stations saved as favorites, plus favorite songs in your Apple iOS or
Android device's music library. From the Favorite screen, you also get
access to contacts saved as "favorites" on your smartphone.
- Select Apps: From the Pioneer ARC app, you can also
pick from select music apps (like Pandora, iHeart, Spotify, TuneIn) that are
installed on your Apple iOS or Android device. Once you select a specific
music app, that particular music app opens on your mobile device for
Note: If you switch to other applications and functions,
such as using other iOS device or Android applications or placing calls from
your smartphone, you must restart the Pioneer ARC app on your iOS device or
Wireless Remote Control: The DEH-X6900BT comes with an IR
wireless remote control. The remote allows you to control the volume, switch
between sources, pause playback, skip music tracks, change display info, and
answer/end Bluetooth phone call. You can also mute the volume (function that
cannot be performed from the front panel).
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).
Detachable Face Security: The Pioneer DEH-X6900BT in-dash CD
receiver features detachable face security. No face case is included with this
unit. An optional soft face case
(142DFC1X, sold separately) can be purchased for this unit. A face-fixing
screw is supplied for making the face non-detachable, if desired.
Color Customization: Color Customization lets you match the
receiver's illumination to your vehicle's interior lighting. Over 210,000 colors
are available to match the illumination of almost any car. The display & button
illumination colors can be customized separately for an endless number of color
combinations. You can select from 12 preset colors, customize an illumination
color (by adjusting Red/Blue/Green brightness levels), or scan through a variety
Brightness & Dimmer Control: You can manually adjust the
brightness (1-10) of the head unit's display & button illumination to suit your
viewing needs. You can also sync the receiver's display & button illumination to
the head units' clock or your vehicle's headlights. To dim the receiver's
display & button illumination automatically when the vehicle's headlights are
turned on, you'll need to hardwire the orange/white wire of the head unit's
harness to your vehicle's parking light circuit.
MIXTRAX Illumination: MIXTRAX features a club-style
illumination that enhances the mood with a dynamic dance club-like lighting
effect. As MIXTRAX begins, lights start pulsing to the beat of the music, adding
an extra level of entertainment. You can choose different patterns of lighting
variations from sound pressure level or low-pass synchronization modes. The
lighting effects work like a spectrum analyzer, reaching peak colors based on
the intensity of the music.
Clock Display: You can select between the receiver's clock
display or source display. Pressing and holding the "OFF/SOURCE" button turns
off the head unit's audio output, but the clock display and button illumination
remains on (you can then press the "D" button to turn off all illumination).