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Pioneer MVH-X690BS

Digital media receiver (does not play CDs)

Item # 130X690BS

Pioneer's MVH-X690BS digital media receiver has everything you're looking for in a 21 st  century car stereo.

Find what Fits your vehicle

Pioneer's MVH-X690BS digital media receiver has everything you're looking for in a 21 st  century car stereo.

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Item # 130X690BS

About the Pioneer MVH-X690BS

Amazing performance at a reasonable price

Pioneer's MVH-X690BS digital media receiver has everything you're looking for in a 21 st  century car stereo. You can crank up some music from your iPhone®, iPod®, or select Android™ phones, play FLAC files from a USB thumb drive, or tune into Spotify® to enjoy your favorite playlists. You also get built-in Bluetooth®, Siri Eyes Free functionality, and a powerful built-in amplifier. Plus, you can still check out the news or a ballgame on good old-fashioned AM/FM radio. You get all this in a great-looking double-DIN receiver that's easy to read and easy to use .

Amazing performance at a reasonable price

Pioneer's MVH-X690BS digital media receiver has everything you're looking for in a 21st century car stereo. You can crank up some music from your iPhone®, iPod®, or select Android™ phones, play FLAC files from a USB thumb drive, or tune into Spotify® to enjoy your favorite playlists. You also get built-in Bluetooth®, Siri Eyes Free functionality, and a powerful built-in amplifier. Plus, you can still check out the news or a ballgame on good old-fashioned AM/FM radio. You get all this in a great-looking double-DIN receiver that's easy to read and easy to use.

Pioneer MVH-X690BS

It's easy to see what you're listening to on this big display.

Built-in Bluetooth™ and more

The MVH-X690BS features built-in Bluetooth, so you can enjoy hands-free calling and wireless music streaming on the road. The included external microphone picks up your conversation, and you'll hear your caller through your vehicle's speakers. Wide Band Speech Technology ensures clear and easy-to-understand conversations.

The dual phone connection lets you pair two phones, while “Guest Mode" allows you to add or replace a mobile device with ease. That's a great feature for a family car with multiple drivers, or one driver with multiple devices.


With iPod and iPhone Direct Control, you can plug your device into this big Pioneer's USB port and make music selections through the receiver. As a bonus, the 1.5-amp USB quick charger will keep your device powered up while you're rockin' down the highway. If you own a compatible iPhone, you can take advantage of Siri® Eyes Free functionality with a touch of a button, accessing a variety of functions with your voice commands.

Android's okay, too

All Android users can control their music via Bluetooth, or plug into the front panel USB port and play music while getting a charge. If you just purchased a new Android phone, you'll be glad to hear that the MVH-X690BS supports Android Open Accessory 2.0, so you can use your USB port to stream music from Android 4.1 (or later) devices. You can also plug in a thumb drive and enjoy MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, and WAV files, or use the aux input to connect an MP3 player or portable satellite radio.

If you're using an iPod, iPhone, or USB device, Pioneer's integrated MIXTRAX virtual DJ technology can turn your music collection into a non-stop playlist, complete with mix effects. And if you're a Pandora or Spotify fan, you can use your iPhone or Android phone to create unique stations that play nothing but your favorite kinds of music.

Get into SiriusXM

SiriusXM satellite radio offers an unparallelled selection of music, news, sports, and entertainment programming that you can enjoy wherever your travels take you. The MVH-X690BS is SiriusXM-ready®, so all you need is a subscription and a SiriusXM tuner to experience the awesomeness. 

Your phone as a remote

Pioneer's new Advanced Remote Control feature allows you or your passengers to use a smartphone to control the music and other basic features on your Pioneer MVH-X690BS

Sounds great, too.

Pioneer's designers were able to fit lots of features into a short double-DIN chassis that will look great in a wide variety of cars and trucks. Pioneer's powerful amplifier gives you outstanding sound, while Advanced Sound Retriever (ASR) technology brings back the details lost when you compress music. A 13-band graphic equalizer lets you adjust the sound to suit your tastes, while three sets of RCA preamp outputs allow you to expand your system with amps and subs.

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?

In most cars, you'll need an adapter to retain those controls with this car stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and radio, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. You'll see the adapters that work with your vehicle when you add this receiver to your cart.

This digital media receiver will not play CDs. If you want to play CDs in your vehicle, we offer a wide selection of CD receivers.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.


Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • digital media receiver with AM/FM tuner (does not play CDs)
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (14 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calls and music streaming
    • plays MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, and WAV music files
    • fits double-DIN (4"-tall) dash openings
    • variable color illumination
    Audio Features:
    • Advanced Sound Retriever (ASR) restores sound to compressed files
    • MIXTRAX virtual DJ technology
    • 13-band graphic equalizer
    • low-pass/high-pass filters
    Smartphone Features
    • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control
    • convenient Siri Eyes Free functionality
    • AOA 2.0 for music streaming and control from Android
    • Bluetooth features include Dual Phone Pairing and Guest Mode
    • 1.5 amp USB charges your phone while you're playing music
    • works with Spotify and Pandora for iPhone and Android
    • works with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs
    • inputs: front USB port and front AUX input
    Other Info:
    • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
    • remote control
    • external microphone included
    • CEA-2006 compliant
    • warranty: 1 year
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • MFR # MVH-X690BS

    What's in the box:

    • Digital media receiver (10A fuse)
    • Wiring harness
    • Wireless remote control (CXE9605)
    • CR2025 Lithium battery (installed)
    • Microphone w/ sunvisor clip (attached 13' cable terminated by a right-angle male 2.5mm connector)
    • Two-sided tape
    • 6 Pan head ISO-mount screws (M5 x 8mm)
    • 6 Flat-head ISO-mount screws (M5 x 9mm)
    • Owner's Manual (En/Fr/Sp)
    • Limited Warranty Information (US/CA)

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    Features & specs

    AUX Input Front
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Front
    USB Port Power ---
    Backup Camera Input No
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control Yes
    Alexa Voice Control
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM 3.0
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen
    Nano 7/6/5/4/3/2/1
    Touch 6/5/4/3/2/1
    iPhone 7+/7/6S+/6S/6+/6/5S/5C5/4S/4/3
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 14 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) 22 watts
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen No
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS)
    Navigation App Compatible (Android)
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Screen Size ---
    Display Color Variable
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 13
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    FM Sensitivity 11 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    File Playback
    Music File Playback MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, WAV
    High-res Playback N
    Second Camera Input Lane Watch N

    Product Research

    Built-in Bluetooth
    Android & iPhone Integration
    Internet+SiriusXM+AM/FM Radio
    USB/Aux Playback
    Audio Section
    Remote Control
    Display Features

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth 3.0: The MVH-X690BS 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 Profiles -

    • 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 MVH-X690BS.

    Multi-Device Pairing w/ Dual Phone Connection: Up to three 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 MVH-X690BS without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings (your phone must also support SSP).
    • 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 third 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 MVH-X690BS 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 MVH-X690BS provides more natural sound quality and details during wireless calls. The MVH-X690BS 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 MVH-X690BS, 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 lists.
      • 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 MVH-X690BS 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 MVH-X690BS 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 MVH-X690BS 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 MVH-X690BS 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 directions.

    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 digitial media receiver; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device)..

    Android & iPhone Integration

    Android Direct Connect via USB: The Pioneer MVH-X690BS 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 MVH-X690BS supports Android Open Accessory 2.0 (AOA 2.0), which lets  you connect your Android smartphone (OS 4.1+) to the MVH-X690BS'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 MVH-X690BS 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 MVH-X690BS 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 MVH-X690BS. 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 MVH-X690BS. Control modes include -

    • 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 mode.
    • 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 Mode.

    Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Pioneer MVH-X690BS 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 available.

    Mobile Device Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1.5A 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. 

    Internet+SiriusXM+AM/FM Radio

    Pandora Internet Radio: The free Pandora App (either from the Apple App Store or Google Play) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Pioneer MVH-X690BS using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 7.0+) or Bluetooth paired Android smartphone. Your Apple iPhone must be connected to the MVH-X690BS 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 unit provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information.

    • 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 allowed.
    • 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 MVH-X690BS has the ability to playback & control content from the Spotify music app on your 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.

    SiriusXM Ready: The Pioneer digital media receiver is SiriusXM 3.0 Ready, so you can listen to commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment, comedy, news, traffic, weather, and more. Simply connect the SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (20SXV300, sold separately) to the dedicated SiriusXM port on the rear of the head unit and enjoy satellite radio without additional translators or cables. With the SiriusXM Connect tuner you'll have access to more than 175 channels of exclusive programming directly from SiriusXM; check out the most popular SiriusXM subscription packages here. Additional features include:

    • Channel List + Song/Artist Info Category Lists: The Channel List displays a list of all available channels. Displayed Information such as Channel Name, Artist Name, & Song Title can be viewed on the head unit's LCD.
    • Category Lists & Scan: The Category List displays all available categories and stations within those categories. During Category Scan, the live broadcast for each channel in the current category plays for six seconds at a time.
    • Instant Replay: The SiriusXM Instant Replay function lets you pause, rewind, and replay up to 60 minutes of live content from the station that you are currently listening to.
    • Presets: You can store up to 18 SiriusXM Satellite Radio Station Presets with special tuning features; such as TuneStart, TuneScan, & TuneMix.
      • TuneStart: TuneStart automatically start songs from the beginning when you tune to one of your preset music channels stored on the current band of presets.
      • TuneScan: TuneScan lets you scan through short previews of songs you may have missed on music channels stored on the current band of presets.
      • TuneMix: Create a music channel that's a blend of songs made up from the music channels stored on the current band of presets.
    • Parental Control: The SiriusXM Parental Control feature allows you to control access to channels that you consider inappropriate for younger listeners. When enabled, The Parental Control feature requires you to enter a 4-digit passcode to tune to the locked channels.

    Supertuner IIID AM/FM Tuner: The Supertuner IIID 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): 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 presets.
    • Local Tuning: Local seek tuning lets you tune in only those radio stations with sufficiently strong signals for good reception. There are 4 levels of sensitivity for FM and two levels for AM. The higher settings allow reception of only the strongest stations, while lower settings let you receive progressively weaker stations.

    USB/Aux Playback

    USB Mass Storage Class Device: In addition to Apple and Android device connectivity, the digitial media 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 MVH-X690BS. 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 MVH-X690BS supports the following types of MP3, WMA, AAC, & WAV files loaded onto a USB MSC device.

    Media Type USB   (AOA/MTP/MSC)
    File System FAT 12/16/32
    Playable File Types   MP3: bit rate of 8-320 kbps w/ sampling frequency of 8-48 kHz
    bit rate of 48-320 kbps w/ sampling frequency of 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
    AAC:  bit rate of 16-320 kbps w/ sampling frequency of 11.025-48 kHz
    bit rate of 8 or 16-bit w/ sampling frequency of 16-48kHz (not supported by MTP)
    bit rate of 16 or 24-bit w/ sampling frequency of 8-96kHZ (not supported by MTP)
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 1500 folders/15,000 files
    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 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 digitial media receiver provides basic operations like Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track, and Repeat/Random for USB device playback.

    Auxiliary Input: The MVH-X690BS is equipped with a front-panel 3.5mm stereo minijack auxiliary input for connecting external audio sources, such as a portable digital audio player. 

    Audio Section

    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 MVH-X690BS is equipped with a MOSFET amplifier. Compared to conventional power supplies, the MOSFET amplification circuit is smaller and more efficient, and it delivers increased power with less distortion and absolutely zero on/off switching noise. More power means louder and cleaner music at higher volumes because you're not pushing the limits of the amplification circuit.

    • 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 MVH-X690BS 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 MVH-X690BS 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 MVH-X690BS employs high-pass and low-pass crossovers to tailor the head unit to your connected speaker setup.

    • Standard: Allows you to set the high-pass and low-pass crossover network for a standard Front, Rear, and Subwoofer speaker setup using either speaker-level or low-level outputs.
      • HPF: The head unit's -6 to -24dB/octave high pass filter only allows frequencies higher than those in the selected range (50, 63, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200Hz) to your front and rear speakers through the unit's speaker-level or line-level outputs.
      • LPF: The subwoofer preamp output features an -6 to -24dB/octave low pass filter so only frequencies lower than those in the selected range (50, 63, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200Hz) are output to your connected subwoofer.
    • Network: Allows you to set the high-pass and low-pass crossover network for a complex 3-way speaker system with Highs, Mids, and Sub using low-level outputs only.
      • Highs: The high-pass crossover for your tweeters can be set to 1.25, 1.6, 2, 2.5, 3.15, 4, 5, 6.3, 8, 10, or 12.5 kHz with a -6 to -36dB/octave roll-off.
      • Mids: You can set a high-pass and low-pass crossover from your midrange/midbass drivers. The high-pass crossover can be set to 1.25, 1.6, 2, 2.5, 3.15, 4, 5, 6.3, 8, 10, or 12.5 kHz with a -6 to -36dB/octave roll-off. The low-pass crossover can be set to 26, 31.5, 40, 50, 63, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, or 250 Hz with a -6 to -36dB/octave roll-off.
      • Lows: The low-pass crossover for your subwoofers can be set to 26, 31.5, 40, 50, 63, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, or 250 Hz with a -6 to -36dB/octave roll-off.

    EEQ (Easy EQ) 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, 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 listening position.

    Audio Level Settings: The Pioneer MVH-X690BS digitial media receiver offers a variety of audio settings to tailor the bass, treble, and volume level to your preference.

    • Bass Boost The MVH-X690BS 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 vehicle.
    • Source Level Adjustment (SLA): This function lets you adjust the volume level of each source to prevent radical changes in volume when switching between sources. Settings are based on the 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 is activated.

    Remote Control

    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 App.

    • Source Selection: From the app on your Apple iOS or Android device, you can select between the head unit's sources for playback. Choose 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 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.
    • 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 playback control.
    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 Android device.

    Wireless Remote Control: The MVH-X690BS 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 an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately).

    Display Features

    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 of colors.

    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 "SRC/OFF" button turns off the head unit's audio output, but the clock display and button illumination remains on (you can then press the "DISP" button to turn off all illumination).

    2-DIN Chassis: The Pioneer MVH-X690BS 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.

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    Customer Q&A

    31 questions already asked

    Does this radio require a ground wire?
    [ Willy  Apr 07, 2018 ]
    3 answers
    All radios require a ground wire. Most, if not all come with a proprietary plug that will get connected/soldered to an adapter cable that matches your vehicle. These plugs/adapters have the ground wires incorporated already. Now, if you are doing a custom vehicle wiring harness, then you will need to route a ground cable to connect to the stereos included harness.
    [ Chad  Apr 08, 2018 ]
    Yes it does. There is a black ground wire in the wiring harness to connect to the ground wire in the matching wire harness connector for the vehicle. If there is no ground wire in the factory radio connector, you can ground the black wire from the Pioneer to clean bare metal in the dash or to clean bare metal under an existing bolt or screw in one of the kick panels.
    [ James  Apr 07, 2018 ]
    This does require an external ground wire. However the factory wiring harness has a ground wire that is required. Crutchfield included an adapter that matched my cars factory harness perfectly.
    [ Devon  Apr 07, 2018 ]
    Can you receive and send text messages using Siri on your iPhone?
    [ Charles  Feb 26, 2018 ]
    3 answers
    Not shure didn't try that application I like the radio
    [ Willie  Feb 28, 2018 ]
    No, you can only receive phone calls through Bluetooth.
    [ Abigail  Feb 28, 2018 ]
    I don't believe so using this receiver.
    [ Bryon  Feb 28, 2018 ]
    What is the difference between the mvh 690bs and the mvh 600bs ?
    [ Scracker  Feb 18, 2018 ]
    1 answer
    Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget.
    [ Krissy  Mar 13, 2018 ]  Staff
    Where does the external mic plug in?
    [ tkashh  Jan 29, 2018 ]
    4 answers
    There is a round jack on the back of the radio case for the mic right by the RCA outputs. Don't confuse it with the larger jack right there with it, the larger one is for a handsfree/steering wheel control interface.
    [ James  Feb 03, 2018 ]
    I'm not sure as I haven't installed mine yet. The manual should show it though.
    [ Richard  Feb 03, 2018 ]
    On the back with the other inputs
    [ Douglas  Feb 02, 2018 ]
    In the back of unit
    [ roberto  Feb 02, 2018 ]
    Is this compatible with iPhone 8plus and iOS 11? I?m upgrading my deck because it doesn't support my phone. I don't want to run into the same problem
    [ RJinAZ  Dec 18, 2017 ]
    2 answers
    I don't think you should have any problems. I have an 8 and haven't noticed any issues. Just to be safe I would consult a crutchfield professional.
    [ Travis  Dec 19, 2017 ]
    Yes, it's compatible with iOS11. The phone model itself doesn't matter in this case.
    [ Ramit  Dec 19, 2017 ]
    My 1999 silverodo has a separated cd drive way below where this new system would go. Could I hook up the old cd drive to work with the Pioneer media receiver?
    [ Luke  Jul 06, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    Thanks for your question. I'm sorry, no. There is no way we have to integrate either factory CD players or CD changers to an aftermarket receiver.
    [ Kenny  Jul 07, 2017 ]  Staff
    Where is the ON and Off switch?
    [ Walter  Jun 09, 2017 ]
    6 answers
    The SRC (Source) button on bottom left turns unit off and on.
    [ Sean  Jun 10, 2017 ]
    Ha! I was looking for this forever. It's the SRC button. Hold it down for a few seconds to turn it on/off. =)
    [ Ramit  Jun 10, 2017 ]
    You hold the mode button
    [ Matthew  Jun 10, 2017 ]
    Push and hold SRC.
    [ Travis  Jun 10, 2017 ]
    Just hold down the SRC button for a few seconds and it will switch off.
    [ Jessica  Jun 10, 2017 ]
    It's the SRC or "source" button. Just hold it down.
    [ Douglas  Jun 10, 2017 ]
    Can I stream Apple Music from my iPhone to this receiver?
    [ Ken  May 22, 2017 ]
    4 answers
    Yes, Ken, you can stream Apple Music from your iPhone to this receiver, and it works quite nicely. The only thing you must remember is this: this bluetooth receiver will play whatever is the current playlist that you have been listing to on your iPhone. That is, say you have a number of playlists on your iPhone, but you haven't selected a given playlist before entering your car and allowing the receiver to automatically connect to your iPhone. In this case the receiver will default to all your songs. I hope that this helps in your decision making.
    [ Randy  May 22, 2017 ]
    Yes. You can. You will just connect it through Bluetooth and you can stream it through there
    [ Trey  May 22, 2017 ]
    [ Kyle  May 22, 2017 ]
    We've used Pandora mainly but have also used Amazon Music as well.... although not what we use Apple music should work just fine.
    [ Benjamin  May 22, 2017 ]
    With an iPhone connected via bluetooth, can Spotify still be able to stream music and have full control of Spotify on the reciever? (description says the functions are capable on Android, but the iOS devices need to be connected via USB)
    [ humblett  May 20, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    Yes. This is how I drive to work everyday. You can use the Spotify setting, but I prefer just using Bluetooth device. It still has control over spouting though
    [ Trey  May 22, 2017 ]
    How is the Bluetooth streaming quality? Is using the aux port better quality than the Bluetooth?
    [ Daniel  Apr 24, 2017 ]
    2 answers
    They both work equally well in my car, but I don't have the best speakers. Any subtle difference in music quality between the Bluetooth and Aux is impossible for me to notice!
    [ Douglas  Apr 26, 2017 ]
    Bluetooth audio MP3 is fantastic. I've struggled with phone call audio microphone placement in my car but others may have better luck
    [ Matthew  Apr 24, 2017 ]
    What are the actual dimensions of this head unit? I would really like to know the depth if at all possible. Thank you
    [ Mathew  Mar 21, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    Thanks for your question. The double DIN units are all approximately 7" wide by 4" high. I'm listing the exact dimensions including depth below, hope this helps. Width = 7.005 Chassis Depth = 6.495" Depth including RCA connectors = 7.045" Chassis Height = 3.945"
    [ Kenny  Mar 21, 2017 ]  Staff
    How do you start a mixtrax session? I know how to get into the mixtrax settings but I don't know how to actually start one.
    [ Cameron Dutra  Feb 03, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: Or try our online support center:
    [ Krissy  Feb 05, 2017 ]  Staff
    Will an incoming phone call take over when listening to bluetooth audio? (Owner's manual says no but I don't believe it).
    [ Dave.  Jan 27, 2017 ]
    3 answers
    Yes. And sometimes it will say (I'm using iPhone so maybe why) who is calling. Sometimes I have trouble ignoring the call but so far it's always been calls I needed to take :)
    [ Matthew  Jan 28, 2017 ]
    Yes! The music will mute and the call can be set up to answer automatically or you can push the phone button. Not sure why the manual says otherwise. I set up the mic on the steering column on the car and it works great!
    [ Douglas  Jan 28, 2017 ]
    IT will once you accept the incoming phone call, you'll also hear whatever beep you preset for incoming phone calls...
    [ Anselmo  Jan 27, 2017 ]
    We purchased and installed this in a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix. After doing so, the Driver Info System display, which shows odometer mileage and is not a part of this receiver, no longer works. Any suggestions?
    [ Leisha  Jan 04, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the connections on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: Or try our online support center:
    [ Kenny  Jan 04, 2017 ]  Staff
    Can anyone explain how this unit organizes music folders/files read from a usb thumb drive? My old stereo had no issues reading alphabetically by folder, but this unit just seems to randomly organize (it's not actually random, it's the same every time, but just not in the correct order). For example it will jump from "ZZ Top" to "Filter" and then to "Ozzy Osbourne". I honestly can't figure out why it's doing this. I was one of the first to review this thing and I liked it but I hadn't run into this problem yet, very annoying.
    [ Frank  Dec 29, 2016 ]
    2 answers
    I had the same problem several years ago with a different unit. The problem is the way fat32 (the file system your thumb drive uses) organizes things. They're read in the order they were written to the drive. There are multiple utilities you can find online to rewrite the fat table in alphabetical order. A quick google search for "FAT32 alphabetical order" will get you started.
    [ Chris  Apr 23, 2017 ]
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: Or try our online support center:
    [ Krissy  Jan 02, 2017 ]  Staff
    The manual isn't super clear on how to create custom colors. Could you explain the process? I get to the part where I can set display or key color to "custom" but it just looks bluish-white. What is the sequence?
    [ David  Dec 13, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    i used the arc app on my wife's iphone to fiddle with the custom colors. but bottom line, the presets are good. I'm a commercial artist and i wasn't able to come up with better ones. there are three sliders for RGB and it''s a bit fiddly to use. the presets have pretty much maximized what you can achieve. fyi, the android app doesn't let you adjust custom colors. (i have an android)
    [ ivan  Dec 14, 2016 ]
    Did anyone with a Jeep Liberty plug the factory Siruis antenna into the aftermarket Satellite Radio Tuner? If you did how much of the dash did you have to remove to find the factory Siruis antenna?
    [ Gary  Dec 12, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. Tech Support is included with your purchase from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the installation. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website.
    [ Kenny  Dec 16, 2016 ]  Staff
    I just purchased and installed this product and I'd like to know how to get the time in the top left corner of the screen like it is show in the pictures above when using the ARC app. Is this possible?
    [ Cameron Dutra  Dec 06, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    I ambit in front of the system at the moment having just been through back surgery, but if memory serves me, this is a configuration relating to what information is dislayed for system settings. There are several options, one is BT/something vs Clock/something. Go to Pioneer's website and lookup the manual for this model, they provide a PDF... Look on page 19. There is a SYSTEM setting for [CLOCK/BTINFO]. That's what shows the clock in the manner you are wanting.
    [ Eric  Dec 06, 2016 ]
    Does this unit integrate with stock steering wheel controls?
    [ Miles  Dec 05, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Kenny  Dec 06, 2016 ]  Staff
    Does this unit have subwoofer controls (sub on/off, level, low/high pass filters)?
    [ Miles  Dec 05, 2016 ]
    3 answers
    Yes, all of the above
    [ Kyle  Dec 06, 2016 ]
    Yes, it has customizable subwoofer controls that can be adjusted through the head unit or through the ARC app.
    [ Jason  Dec 06, 2016 ]
    Yes to sub on/off and no to low/high pass filter...
    [ TEENE A  Dec 06, 2016 ]
    Will the system pair and stream with Android or is the iPhone the standard installed software for pairing, streaming, and Bluetooth?
    [ handydan  Nov 28, 2016 ]
    8 answers
    It pairs with any device using Bluetooth
    [ Kyle  Nov 30, 2016 ]
    Yes it will plus much morre
    [ everett  Nov 29, 2016 ]
    My wife has the Samsung S6 . The android pairing works just fine. She loves the hands free while talking and sound is right on key. Very satisfied with this purchase.
    [ Jeff  Nov 29, 2016 ]
    We paired and streamed with an Android phone. No issues.
    [ MICKEY  Nov 29, 2016 ]
    Handydan, sorry, I only have paired and used an iPhone with this unit, so I don't know about the Android compatibility. Otherwise, it is a great unit and easy to use / configure.
    [ Peter  Nov 29, 2016 ]
    Works fine with Samsung Galaxy S6 running Android 6.0.1.
    [ Polly  Nov 29, 2016 ]
    Pretty certain any Bluetooth enabled smartphone will run fine with this stereo for music and audio streaming. Only thing you obviously wouldn't get is Siri.
    [ Adam  Nov 29, 2016 ]
    Yes, there is an option that allows the user to select between an iPhone or Android device.
    [ scott  Nov 29, 2016 ]
    Do you need to install the Bluetooth microphone to talk on the phone or can I just talk into the phone?
    [ Cameron Dutra  Nov 25, 2016 ]
    3 answers
    you need to install the microphone. it works pretty good. i installed mine in the dash by the gages.
    [ ivan  Dec 14, 2016 ]
    This radio uses an external wired microphone for use with a paired phone. I personally put the supplied microphone on the top of the window pillar of my F150. It's seems to sound good to others there from what I've been told.
    [ adam  Nov 26, 2016 ]
    Absolutely... use the mic on your phone and it is a SWEET head unit.
    [ Rena  Nov 25, 2016 ]
    Does this head unit have a remote turn on input for my amp?
    [ James  Nov 18, 2016 ]
    3 answers
    Yes it does! I used it for my 4 channel amp and my powered subwoofer. It will power up anytime the radio is on.
    [ Pablo  Nov 18, 2016 ]
    Hi James, it looks like yes. I didn't use one for my install, but if you look at page 22 of the instruction manual it mentions these connections. Good luck!
    [ THOMAS  Nov 18, 2016 ]
    Yes, blue wire on harness
    [ Branden  Nov 18, 2016 ]
    does this unit have a loudness button?
    [ Lonny from Havasu  Nov 14, 2016 ]
    4 answers
    Actually has three loudness settings.
    [ Pablo  Nov 18, 2016 ]
    no sir, it doesn't. you change it in the menu.
    [ josh  Nov 16, 2016 ]
    Yes a loudness setting. It's like the loudness setting/button of pioneer's of the past. That I have had.
    [ Travis  Nov 14, 2016 ]
    It has a loudness setting , that you can turn on and off
    [ roberto  Nov 14, 2016 ]
    Can a call be made by voice command directly through an iPhone with Seri, rather than using the controls on the head unit?
    [ Kyle  Nov 01, 2016 ]
    4 answers
    [ WARREN  Nov 26, 2016 ]
    Sorry about the delay in getting back to you Kyle. If I understand your question correctly, the answer is yes. Via a Bluetooth connection from the car stereo to your iPhone, you can simply press the phone button on the MVH-X690BS unit, wait for Siri to respond with "Listening..", and then give Siri your command to call someone, receive a call from someone, or play music from a playlist on your iPhone. It works great! I'm very pleased with my purchase.
    [ Randy  Nov 08, 2016 ]
    I use an Android phone, so I can not speak on the compatibility with Siri, but I am still able to use the voice commands to make calls and sends texts while connected to the head unit.
    [ Thomas D.  Nov 01, 2016 ]
    Yes... calls can be made with seri voice command... it is really handy when driving in traffic... if your vehicle has no road noise and siri can recognize your contact name or request for directions then you are good to go!
    [ TEENE A  Nov 01, 2016 ]
    How well does this unit integrate with the stock Bose amplifier and speakers on GM/Chevy trucks/SUVs? I know there is a mix of 2 and 4 ohm speakers between the 4 door mid range, 2 pillar tweeters and the console sub. I have OK sound from stock stereo, but using an MP3 player with "loudness" control, they sound awesome. Will this unit have "loudness" enough to boost sound signal to similar quality levels?
    [ With  Oct 15, 2016 ]
    3 answers
    I found the sound quality to be really great in my quad cab chevrolet truck... when my performance muffler needed replacement... i put in one that was quieter... sounds even better now... the stereo that is... muffler is back to stock...
    [ TEENE A  Nov 01, 2016 ]
    I can't speak to your specific system, but my stock Honda speakers and sub sound MUCH Chertsey and nicer with this unit. Very pleased.
    [ Josh  Oct 17, 2016 ]
    Oh yea, this stereo make my sound alot better and it was easy to integrate with Onstar with the options they offer, very easy, but honestly over all is incredible sound quality with the MP3, usb,aux,and Bluetooth. Oh and about the ? It have loudness low, mid, and high. I use low and is good enough for me.
    [ David  Oct 17, 2016 ]
    Can you also charge your phone with the usb while listening to music?
    [ Cori  Oct 13, 2016 ]
    6 answers
    eas the usb provides amperage as does any normal usb. you will not get accelerated charging benefits.
    [ Bruce  Oct 16, 2016 ]
    [ Joseph  Oct 14, 2016 ]
    Yes, I also find the sound quality much better when connected over USB.
    [ Henry  Oct 14, 2016 ]
    Absolutely, I charge my iPhone on it. However, I believe you cannot stream music via Bluetooth if your device is plugged into the usb.
    [ Pablo  Oct 14, 2016 ]
    [ HUGH  Oct 14, 2016 ]
    Yes but not a quick charge
    [ Dave  Oct 14, 2016 ]
    Is both the display colors changeable? In the photo, the readout is one color and the buttons are another. Can the change to be one color (green)?
    [ T  Oct 04, 2016 ]
    12 answers
    Yes you can have the buttons and display be different colors or the same color.
    [ Sagar  Oct 06, 2016 ]
    Yes. You can change the upper and lower displays to one of about 6 colors or the same color or a continual changing color. Any combo you want!
    [ Douglas  Oct 05, 2016 ]
    Yes. You can the select the color for the top and bottom in the radio programing. You could select the same color for both if you wish.Easy to do in programing. It is a fun feature. This feature plus the sound quality have made this radio an excellent buy for me.
    [ Doug  Oct 05, 2016 ]
    Yes they can be the same color. Or they can be set as two different colors. Mine is set both the same. Bluish green. A fare match to the instruments in the dash.
    [ Travis  Oct 05, 2016 ]
    YEs you can, it's very customizable.
    [ Anselmo  Oct 05, 2016 ]
    I have mine set to scan but I seem to recall you can change it to a solid color. I upgraded to this deck from a single din I installed 6 years ago and I'm glad I did. The sound quality among other enhancements is very noticeable.
    [ Matthew  Oct 05, 2016 ]
    Yes. You can pick two colors (display vs buttons & knobs) or have them all one color. You can also program it to cycle through colors.
    [ Ramit  Oct 05, 2016 ]
    Just bought this unit. Both key and display colors can be set the same or different. It's a great unit but the display is not as bright as I would like.
    [ Joe  Oct 05, 2016 ]
    Yes, the colors for the screen and the buttons can be set independently. Green is one of the several preset options, or you can make a custom color yourself.
    [ Elliott  Oct 05, 2016 ]
    Yes they can. Both the display and button colors can be customized to any color.
    [ Russell  Oct 05, 2016 ]
    Yes you can have all buttons and the display the same color or you can set the display for one color and the buttons for a different color, and the red/green/blue is also adjustable so there are many different color configurations.
    [ James  Oct 05, 2016 ]
    Yes you can make both same color if u like
    [ roberto  Oct 05, 2016 ]

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