AM/FM + Pandora Internet Radio
Disc & USB Playback
Motorized-Retractable Touchscreen Monitor: The Pioneer AVH-X7500BT
features a motorized-retractable 7" TFT Active Matrix, 16:9 widescreen
touchscreen display. The resolution of the display is 800 x 480 (RGB), for a
total of 1,152,000 pixels. The touchscreen display allows you to control this
unit and connected components; such as an iPod/iPhone, or USB mass storage class
device. Menus appear on screen for making function choices, audio adjustments,
and setting up the system. The unit has a front-loading disc-slot to make
loading your disc easier, so you don't have to open or close the monitor every
time you want to load a disc.
Note: The head unit's motorized-retractable monitor can be set to
automatically open or close with your vehicle's ignition switch. Or, you can
manually open and close the the touchscreen monitor with a press of a
Adjustable Angle: You can adjust the angle of the
motorized-retractable 7" monitor from 50- to 110-degrees to suit your viewing
preference. You can also adjust the touchscreen display's slide position, so
that the monitor is set back or forward. The touchscreen display will
automatically be adjusted to the same angle & position the next time the monitor
Display Settings: The Pioneer DVD receiver offers various
display settings and adjustments.
- On Screen Display Color/Background Adjustment: The color
of the on-screen display can be set to red, amber, green, blue or white. The
background can be set to one of five preset still images, one of two preset
movie images, or turned Off.
- Widescreen Modes: You can
choose from the following widescreen modes when playing back video:
- Full: A 4:3 picture is enlarged in the
horizontal direction only, enabling you to enjoy a 4:3 picture
without any omissions.
- Zoom: A 4:3 picture is enlarged in the same
proportion both vertically and horizontally; ideal for a 16:9
- Normal: A 4:3 picture is displayed as it
- Video Adjustments: You can store numerous video settings for
each source and the optional rear view camera; including brightness (adjusts the
black intensity), contrast (adjusts contrast), color (adjusts color saturation), hue
(adjusts the tone of color),
and temperature (adjust the color temperature).
- Audio Only: You can listen to audio from a CD, USB device,
or iPod/iPhone without retracting the monitor. However, there will be no display
of song information, since the unit doesn't offer a secondary display.
Front-Panel Controls w/ Adjustable Illumination: In
addition to the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons
along the unit's lower front-panel. The color of the button illumination can be
set to red, amber, green, blue, white, or scan (constantly cycling through the
color spectrum). You can also create a custom color using the unit's on-screen
Detachable Control Panel: Part of the unit's control-panel
detaches, so you can take it with you when leave your vehicle to help prevent
against theft. If the front-panel is not detached from the head unit within four
seconds of turning off the ignition, a warning tone sounds, to remind you. No
face case is included with this unit. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X,
sold separately) can be purchased for this unit.
Auto Dimmer: To prevent the display from being too bright at night,
the display is automatically dimmed when the car's headlights are turned on. The
automatic dimmer function only works when the orange/white illumination wire in
the wiring harness is connected to the vehicle's headlight circuit.
Parking Brake Interlock: This unit has a parking brake
interlock system that prohibits viewing of video programming and operating
certain controls when the vehicle is in motion. In order to watch video on the
in-dash monitor, the vehicle must be parked with the parking brake engaged. The
head unit's light green wire must be connected to your vehicle's parking brake
detection circuit. The head unit's touchscreen will display "Attention! Viewing
of front seat video source while driving is strictly prohibited", if you try to
watch a video when your vehicle is in motion.
Bluetooth Technology: The Pioneer AVH-X7500BT is equipped
with built-in Bluetooth ver. 3.0 (powered by Parrot), allowing you to make and
receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music
wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth
wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to
interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth
- Hands-Free Communication: HFP (Hands Free Profile), HSP
(Head Set Profile), OPP (Object Push Profile), PBAB (Phone Book Access
- Audio Streaming: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile), AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some
Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may
not support all features when used with the Pioneer AVH-X7500BT.
SPP (Secure Simple Pairing): With Secure Simple Pairing
(SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the AVH-X7500BT without
having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. When a registered
Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection
function automatically pairs the two units. Up to 3 Bluetooth-compatible devices
can be registered to this head unit. Only one device can be used at a time.
Hands-Free Communication: The AVH-X7500BT supports wireless
hands-free communication (HFP/HSP/OPP/PBAB) for your Bluetooth enabled mobile
phone. The head unit will display the caller's information and an audible ring
tone will be heard through your vehicle's speaker during an incoming call. You
can manually answer an incoming call or have the unit automatically answer the
call. The AVH-X7500BT allows you to carry on a phone conversation from your
Bluetooth enabled mobile phone using the head unit's external microphone and
your car audio speakers. During a conversation you can adjust the volume, as
well as switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone)
and the Hands Free Mode. Using the AVH-X7500BT, you can dial a phone number in
one of the following ways:
- Entering a Phone Number: You can make a call by
entering the phone number using the head unit's on-screen keypad (0-9, *, #,
- Speed (Preset) Dialing: You can easily store up to six
phone numbers as presets for speed dialing.
- Phone Book: The phone book in your Bluetooth enabled
cellular phone will be transferred automatically when the phone is paired to
this unit. After finding the number you want to call in the phone book, you
can select the entry and make the call. If a lot of numbers are registered
in the phone book, you can search for the phone number by alphabet search
- Call Log: The 80 most recent calls dialed, received,
and missed are stored in memory. You can browse them and call numbers from
- Voice Control: If your Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone
is equipped with the voice control feature, you can use voice commands to
Note: Advanced phone operations that require attention,
such as dialing numbers on the monitor or adjusting Bluetooth settings, are
prohibited while driving. The vehicle's parking brake must be engaged to
access these functions.
External Microphone: During your wireless phone call, you
can talk into the head unit's included external microphone, and listen to the
other party through the vehicle's speaker system. The external microphone
provides better performance in noisy environments than the integrated microphone
found on the front-panel of many aftermarket or factory radios. The microphone
features a 13' cord that plugs into the back of the radio, and comes with an
adjustable visor-mount clip. The microphone measures 0.475" (diameter) x 1.445"
(depth). The unit is not equipped with an integrated microphone. The external
microphone must be installed for Bluetooth hands-free communication.
Wireless Audio Streaming (with Meta Data Display): The
Pioneer AVH-X7500BT supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP)
of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The AVH-X7500BT will be able
to control your stored music's basic playback functions; such as Play/Pause,
Previous/Next Track, Fast-Forward/Reverse, and Repeat/Random. The head unit will
also display your stored music's song information; such as Artist name, Song
title, and Album Art. The AVH-X7500BT also supports audio streaming of music
apps (metadata display and control will depend on music app). When an incoming
call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone,
audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is
finished, your streaming music will resume.
Siri Digital Assistant Control: When paired and connected
with an iPhone with Siri via Bluetooth (not USB), the Pioneer AVH-X7500BT has the
ability to access Siri through its touchscreen controls and external microphone.
Simply press head unit's on-screen voice control 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 AVH-X7500BT and its microphone. The head unit's LCD touchscreen
will only display hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio information (all other
functions of Siri are only audible through the Pioneer DVD receiver; visual data
will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).
Note: You can 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.
iPod/iPhone Connection: The Pioneer multimedia head unit
supports both audio/video & app playback from a compatible iPod or iPhone.
Select the appropriate cable for your iPod/iPhone model and type of media
- iPod/iPhone (30-pin Connector): Using
Pioneer's dock connector-to-USB cable (130CDIU51,
sold separately) or the dock-to-USB cable which comes with your
iPod/iPhone, you can enjoy audio playback of your stored
music and music apps on your iPod or iPhone through the
Pioneer A/V head unit. Using the Pioneer CD-IU201V iPod/iPhone connector cable (130IU201V,
sold separately) you can enjoy audio playback, plus video playback of movies, TV
shows, video podcasts, and music videos stored on your iPod/iPhone; as well as
music or video based apps streamed to your iPhone. The Pioneer CD-IU201S
iPhone/App cable (130IU201S,
sold separately) not only provides audio/video playback, but also allows you
to launch the AppRadio Mode on your iPhone 4/4S, for playback of advance
applications (such as navigation and internet radio) on the Pioneer
- iPod/iPhone (Lightning Connector): Newer iPod and
iPhone devices with a Lightning connector requires the use of the Lightning-to-USB
cable that comes with your Apple device. These devices support audio
playback of stored music and music apps. You can also access
audio/video files and AppRadio Mode from your iPhone with Lightning
Connector (iOS 6.1+) using
CD-IV202AV cable kit, an
Apple Lightning-to-USB Cable, and
Apple Lighting-to-VGA adapter (all sold separately); also requires your
iPhone 5 be paired via Bluetooth and a
Firmware update from
iPod/iPhone Control: The Pioneer AVH-X7500BT lets you
control your iPod/iPhone from the head unit's touchscreen or from the
iPod/iPhone's touchscreen, clickwheel, or downloadable app.
- Head Unit: You can search your
iPod/iPhone's audio/video content by Video Playlist, Movie, Music Video,
Video Podcast, TV Show, Rental, Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre,
Composer, or Audiobook from the head unit's touchscreen. (your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen will be
locked). Once you have selected a category, you can search each category
alphabetically (A-Z). In addition, the head unit offers Link Search,
which allows you to play songs related to the currently playing song.
Link Search lets the head unit create an album list of the currently
playing artist, a song list of the currently playing album, or an album list
of the currently playing genre. You can also select Random &
Repeat functions for a certain song or specific folder.
- iPod/App: App Control
you to navigate stored audio/video content from your connected iPod/iPhone's
clickwheel or touchscreen. This is very useful for the person riding in your
passenger seat. The App mode also lets you listen to your favorite
music apps, such as
Slacker from your iPhone (iOS 3.0+) through the Pioneer head unit
and your vehicle's speakers. In addition, you can watch video on the Pioneer A/V
receiver's touchscreen from streaming movie apps, such as
Netflix & YouTube, downloaded on your iPhone (iOS 5.0+).
Not all apps will be compatible with App Mode and App Mode will provide only
limited (basic), if any, control over the app. Available controls may
include; Play/Pause & Skip Previous/Next. The App Mode's video functions can
only be accessed when the vehicle is in park and the hand-brake is fully
iPod/iPhone Display: The multimedia head unit will display
your iPod/iPhone's stored music file information, as well as metadata from
Pandora and AppRadio apps; including Track number, Folder number,
Elapsed playing time, Song/Album title, Artist name, and Album art. There is no
music information displayed when this unit is set to 'basic App mode'. Instead,
all music information will be displayed on your iPod/iPhone's LCD screen.
iPod Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of
current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's
ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. This unit will not charge
the Apple iPad. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit
will not recognize it.
AppRadio Mode: Using the Pioneer CD-IU201S (130IU201S,
sold separately) cable to connect the AVH-X2500BT to your iPhone 4/4S (iOS 4.2+)
loaded with Pioneer's free
AppRadio application from iTunes, you can enjoy full on-screen access and
control of your calendar, maps, and more with an intuitive interface, formatted
and designed specifically for safer in-vehicle operation. The same can be done
with the newer iPhones with Lightning connector (iOS 7.1.2) using Pioneer's
CD-IV202AV cable kit, an
Apple Lightning-to-USB Cable, and
Apple Lightning-to-VGA adapter (all sold separately). Pioneer has teamed up
with app providers to offer compatibility with many of today's most popular
in-vehicle apps, while also developing an expanding catalog of compatible apps
for future use that can be easily & seamlessly added. The AppRadio app must be
first launched from your iPhone, and the compatible app selected from the
iPhone. You can then operate the app from the Pioneer head unit. Visit the
Pioneer AppRadio Site for the latest compatible apps. Popular apps
include (as of 9/25/2014):
| App Categories ||Application Description |
|Aupeo! Personal Radio: AUPEO! Personal Radio
offers free online music. With more than 120 Internet radio
stations available, users can search for their favorite music by
artists, songs, genres, or AUPEO!'s "Mood-Tuner". Users can also
choose to "love" or "ban" songs directly from the AppRadio
screen, enabling the app to adjust content to the user's
personal taste. |
|CarMediaPlayer: CarMediaPlayer allows you to swipe, drag, and directly touch
the desired artist, song, or album in your music library
directly from the Pioneer head unit's touchscreen with Alphabet
Search and Album View function. When you're searching through
your library, Alphabet Search allows you to select the first
letter in the desired song, album, or artist name from the
Pioneer receiver making it quick an easy to get to the music you
want. The iPhone version of the app even allows you to play and
access your iTunes Match collection directly from the Pioneer's
|Livio Radio: The
Livio Radio app ($4.99) lets you listen to more than 42,000 AM/FM
and Internet-only radio streams from around the world. The Livio Radio
app has been optimized for use in the vehicle with a range of features
an controls right from the Pioneer head unit's touchscreen. |
(from for $4.99 per month) gives you access to over 8 million
songs. You are able to search and find any song, album or artist, and
start listening immediately. You can search music by new releases and
chart toppers. You can also check out what other listeners have been
listening to the most, or look at your own recent listening history. In
addition, you can even create your own music collection or make your own
playlists. Rdio will even recommend music for you, based on your
previous music listening. The AppRadio will display Artist,/Album/Song information, as well as Album art. |
|StreamS HiFi Radio: The
StreamS HiFi Radio app ($4.99) provides access to more than 4,000
live Internet radio stations from across the globe delivered in
AAC/HE-AACv1/HE-AACv2 at 32kbps for high fidelity listening.
|gMusic: Google Music allows you to keep up to 20,000 of your
favorite songs in the cloud. Now you can listen to your entire
music collection without having to use any space on your iOS
device. gMusic offers full playlist editing,
thumbs up playlist, metadata editing, and innovative navigation.
|Mixtrax: Pioneer's proprietary
MIXTRAX app from iTunes analyzes the music in your iTunes library to
create custom playlists for non-stop song mixes with added DJ effects.
| Navigation ||Apple Maps: You can view Apple maps on
the Pioneer head unit's touchscreen as you would on your
iPhone. Functionality is bundled with the Pioneer AppRadio app.
|MotionX GPS Drive: The
MotionX-GPS Drive App ($0.99) is available from iTunes for your
iPhone 4/4S (not compatible w/ iPhone 5). There is a $2.99 per month subscription fee with an
additional $19.99 per year for Voice Guidance feature. MotionX-GPS Drive
is a complete GPS navigation solution, designed and optimized for the
iPhone 4/4S, that can be displayed on the Pioneer AppRadio. MotionX-GPS
Drive helps you find what you're looking for and provides turn-by-turn
directions with optional Live Voice Navigation, using industry-leading
maps (including US and Canada). All the functionality of an advanced
dedicated turn-by-turn GPS unit is presented in this intuitive iPhone
4/4S application. MotionX-GPS Drive Offers full support for the iPhone
4/4S with multitasking, routing, and live voice guidance instructions
continuing in the background; while you listen to streaming music from
your car audio system or use other applications from the iPhone 4/4S.
The 2D/3D navigation map will be displayed on the Pioneer AppRadio, but
you will still control the MotionX-GPS Drive Navigation app from your
|NavFree GPS Live: NavFree GPS Live is a free navigation app that
offers turn-by-turn directions, voice and on-screen
instructions, offline map use, address search, live searches via
Google and Microsoft Bing, and many other features. Navfree is a completely free navigation app with
no additional monthly charges. It uses map data created by a
community of thousands of users around the world. The map gets
downloaded to the phone so data connection is not required for
|My GPS USA: My GPS USA is the next
generation GPS satellite navigation from the makers of NavFree.
Full featured with voice guided, turn-by-turn satellite
navigation with no hidden costs. It offers a HD live map display
with 2D and 3D modes. You can navigate by pinching, swiping and
touching. Full voice guidance is available in 12 languages.
Multiple Routing Modes include - Fastest, Shortest, Easy,
Pedestrian, and Economical Routes. You can even navigate from
your Contacts. |
|INRIX Traffic: INRIX is a leading provider of
highly accurate traffic services. INRIX's strategic partnership with
Clear Channel Radio and Total Traffic Network extends the delivery of
the highest quality data and broadest coverage available for personal
INRIX Traffic app ($24.95 per
year) provides real-time traffic
information and traffic forecasts for all major highways, interstates,
arterials and city streets nationwide. Traffic information will be
displayed on the Pioneer head unit, while control is still handled from
the iPhone 4/4S.
|Extra Mile: Extra Mile ($1.99) is an all-in-one app for convenient voice
navigation that gives audio feedback to improve your driving performance and
conserve fuel. |
|EC Touch: The
EasyCar app is designed
specifically for AppRadio and provides large icons, simple
commands, and swipe gestures that enable you to access your
iPhone's music, contacts, mapping, and more. |
|Waze: Waze is a
cool social GPS driving and navigation app that connects you to
other drivers. When you download Waze, you not only get a free
GPS traffic & navigation app, but also become part of the local
driving community in your area, joining forces with other
drivers nearby to outsmart traffic, save time and gas, and
improve everyone's daily commute. |
| Driver Assist ||DashCommand: Utilizing the built-in GPS &
accelerometer sensors of the iPhone 4/4S, the
DashCommand app ($49.99) displays advanced vehicle and driving
statistics. When connected to a compatible vehicle's OBD-II data port
(optional OBD-II interface sold separately from
Palmer Performance Engineering), advanced data monitoring, logging
and analysis are enabled. Users can create and display up to 27 virtual
dashboards with many styles including digital gauges, analog gauges,
indicator lights, and more, which can all be accessed on the Pioneer
head unit's screen. Compatible with more than 13 OBD-II compliant
interfaces, the app can also be used as a scan tool to read vehicle
trouble codes. |
|Best Parking: Best Parking is a
parking search engine that steers drivers towards the cheapest
and most convenient parking garages and lots in 55 cities and 80
($1.99) has grown to
cover over 25 million parking spaces in 28 countries around the
world thanks to contributions from other drivers. Use this app
to find parking using your current location or by entering an
address. Get directions straight to the space and see parking
space availability in real-time (where available). Find opening
hours, up to date prices, payment methods and more. You can
quickly narrow down parking choices using filters such as free,
credit cards accepted, covered, etc. |
| Utility ||CarBrowser: CarBrowser
($1.99) allows you to
search and navigate the internet directly from the Pioneer head
unit's touchscreen while the vehicle's parking brake is engaged.
|Commute WX: CommuteWX
real-time weather information (current/forecast/in-route).
Weather conditions are featured in large, easy to read graphics
in a streamlined user interface that's well suited for
in-vehicle travel. |
|Contacts: Access your iPhone's
contacts. This function is bundled with the Pioneer AppRadio
your iPhone's calendar, so you can view important events and
reminders. This functionality is bundles with the Pioneer
AppRadio app. |
|Photos: You can view
photos stored on your iPhone. Access albums and camera rolls,
and even view a slideshows. Functionality is bundled with the
Pioneer AppRadio app. |
Mode is currently not compatible with iOS 8 due to stability and display
issues. To maintain use of AppRadio Mode, please continue using iOS 7.1.2
with your iPhone. Clicker here
for more details from Pioneer.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Pioneer AVH-X7500BT is
"Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model
functions (as of 9/25/2014):
| Apple Device || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Bluetooth || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Head Unit || iPod/App Mode || Pandora App || AppRadio *** || Song/Artist Text || Track Info || Album Art || Phone || Audio || Siri |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 3GS || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 4 || 7.1.2 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 4S || 7.1.2 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5/5C/5S || 7.1.2 || Y* || Y** || Y || Y || Y || Y** || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y |
| 4th || 6.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y |
| 5th || 7.1.2 || Y* || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 6th || 1.2 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 7th || 1.02 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| iPad || 1 || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || N |
| 2 || 7.1.2 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || N |
| 3 || 7.1.2 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || N |
| 4/air || 7.1.2 || Y* || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N |
| mini || 7.1.2 || Y* || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N |
- *Requires the Pioneer
CD-IU51 iPod cable and the
Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter (both sold separately).
- **Requires Pioneer's
CD-IV202AV cable kit, an
Apple Lightning-to-USB Cable, and
Apple Lightning-to-VGA adapter (all sold separately); also requires
Firmware update from
- ***AppRadio Mode is
currently not compatible with iOS 8 due to stability and display issues.
To maintain use of AppRadio Mode, please continue using iOS 7.1.2 with
your iPhone. Clicker here
for more details from Pioneer.
- 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.
AM/FM + Pandora Internet Radio
IIID AM/FM Tuner: The Supertuner IIID AM/FM tuner features
Feed Forward Control, which avoids multi-path interference. This pre-detection
of interference enables quick filter control and results in less distortion. In
addition, the Supertuner IIID creates enhanced stereo during multi-path
interference, unlike conventional tuners that collapse to mono. Digital
processing reduces distortion, and improves Signal-to-Noise Ratio and stereo
separation. Advanced analog technology improves signal processing sensitivity.
- RDS: The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio
broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to
compatible AM/FM stations.
- BSM (Best Stations Memory): BSM
lets you automatically store the six strongest stations under preset buttons 1-6
of the currently tuned band. The tuner has 3 FM banks and 1 AM bank. You can
store 6 presets for each bank giving you a total of 18 FM presets and 6 AM
- Local Tuning: Local seek tuning
lets you tune in only those radio stations with sufficiently strong signals for
good reception. There are 4 level of sensitivity for FM and two levels for AM.
The higher settings allow reception of only the strongest stations, while lower
settings let you receive progressively weaker stations.
Pandora Internet Radio: The free Pandora App (either from
Play) lets you play music from the
Pandora music service
through the Pioneer AVH-X7500BT using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS3+)
or Bluetooth paired Android smartphone. Your Apple iPhone must be connected to
the AVH-X7500BT via the appropriate Pioneer iPod connector cable (see
iPod/iPhone Control section above) 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 AVH-X7500BT. Your iPhone or Android smartphone
will also need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via
3G, EDGE, or WiFi. The AVH-X7500BT 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).
- QuickMix: QuickMix allows you to listen to songs played
on one or more Pandora stations in your Station List randomly. You will need
to edit your QuickMix station selections on the phone before connection.
- Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station.
You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips
- Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up or
thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences.
- Bookmarking: The song or artist currently being played
can be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.
Note: Access to the Pandora service will depend on the
availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your
iPhone or smartphone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in
Canada and only available in the United States.
firmware update is available from Pioneer that will provide enhanced iPhone 5
compatibility to enable AppRadio Mode. However, due to an unforeseen
communication error with the Pandora internet radio app, audio playback and
display of metadata from Pandora are disrupted. If you use Pandora and don't
intend to use AppRadio Mode at this time, please do not install this update.
Pioneer is working on an update to allow for both Pandora and AppRadio Mode, to
be released at a future date.
Disc & USB Playback
Multimedia Compatibility: The Pioneer AVH-X7500BT features a
front-loading disc slot, as well as a rear-panel USB (type-A) port with 59" USB
- Compatible Discs: The AVH-X7500BT supports playback of
DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, CD-Audio, and CD-R/RW discs.
- USB Port: The unit features a rear-panel USB port and
includes a 59" USB extension cable. You can connect a USB mass storage class
device; such as select Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only),
portable digital audio players, or USB thumbdrives. USB portable audio
devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the
DVD receiver's USB port (5V/1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to
ACC or On.
Compatible Media Files: The Pioneer AVH-X7500BT supports the
following types of audio, video, and photo files recorded onto a disc or
inserted USB device.
| Media Type || Disc (CD-R/RW, DVD-R/-RW/-R DL) || Flash Memory (SD/SDHC, USB) |
| File System ||ISO9660
Level 1 or 2, Romeo, Joliet, UDF ||FAT
| Playable File Types || Audio || |
MP3: 8-320kbps bit
rate; 8-48kHz sampling rates
WMA: 48-320kbps bit rate; 32-48kHz sampling rates
AAC: 16-320kbps bit rate; 11.025-44.1kHz sampling rates
8-320kbps bit rate; 8-48kHz sampling rates |
WMA: 48-320kbps bit rate; 32-48kHz sampling rates
AAC: 16-320kbps bit rate; 11.025-44.1kHz sampling rates
WAV: 8- or16-bit rate; 16-44.1k sampling rates
| Video ||
DivX: 720 x 576 max resolution; 8GB max file size |
MPEG-1/2/4: 720 x 1280 max resolution; 8GB max file size
| Photo || |
JPEG: max resolution of 4092 x 4092 |
| Maximum # of Folders/Files || |
99 folders/999 files (700
folders/3,500 files for DVD)
folders/15,000 files |
| Tags ||ID3 tags
(ver. 1.0,/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA-tags, AAC-tags |
Note: Videos and Photos can only be viewed when the vehicle's parking
brake is engaged.
Playback Functions: The Pioneer AVH-X7500BT offers the
following playback functions:
- Automatic Playback: When a DVD disc with DVD menu is
inserted, this unit will cancel the DVD menu automatically and start
playback from the first chapter of the first title.
- Bookmark (Resume Playback): The Bookmark function lets
you resume playback from a selected scene the next time the disc is loaded.
- Frame-By-Frame Playback: This feature lets you movie
ahead on frame at a time during playback of your DVD or Video CD.
- Slow Motion Forward: When playing a DVD or Video CD,
you can choose to play back video in slow motion (no audio).
- Repeat Play: Audio/Video content can be repeated. You
can choose from Disc (entire disc), Folder (current folder) Chapter (current
chapter), Title (current title), Track (current track), File (current file),
Folder (current folder), or One (current video/song/track).
- Random (Shuffle) Play: Audio/Video can be played back
in a random order. You can choose from Songs (videos/songs in selected
list), Albums (videos/songs from selected album), Folder (songs/tracks in
selected folder), or Disc (all songs/tracks on disc).
Search Functions: The AVH-X7500BT provides the following
- Track Title List: You can select tracks to playback
using the track title list which is a list of the tracks recorded on a disc
or USB memory device.
- Scene Search: You can use the search function on the
unit's on-screen display to search for a desired scene on your DVD by
specifying a title and chapter track.
- Return to Scene: You can return to the specified scene
where the DVD you are currently playing has been preprogrammed to return.
- Skip Search: You can skip to the previous/next track,
file, folder, title, or chapter on a disc or USB device.
- Fast Forward/Reverse: You can fast forward/reverse
through a current track, file, or title on a disc or USB device.
Advanced Playback & Search Functions (for USB): Advance playback
functions include; Music Browsing which lets you browse your USB memory
device's music library by Artist, Album, Song, or Genre from the head unit in
alphabetical order; and Link Play which allows you to play songs related
to the currently playing song. Link Play lets the head unit create an
album list of the currently playing artist, a song list of the currently playing
album, or an album list of the currently playing genre.
MIXTRAX: Drawing from Pioneer's rich DJ heritage and passion
for music, MIXTRAX delivers a unique DJ infused listening experience to
listeners in the car. MIXTRAX is an innovative Pioneer technology that creates a
non-stop mix of your music library complete with a range of DJ-inspired effects.
MIXTRAX takes your typical music listening experience and creates a non-stop mix
of your music with 9 random DJ effects and transitions, by removing the breaks
and pauses normally introduced between tracks and replacing them with various
beats. MIXTRAX is compatible with USB-connected iPhone, iPod, USB MSC device,
and select Android devices. There is also a Short Playback option which limits
the amount of time each track plays; select from 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, or 3 minutes.
Note: The MIXTRAX function does not work in App mode or
with the Pandora App for iPod/iPhone/iPad.
Parental Lock: This unit features an 8-level Parental Lock
system protected by a user-selected 4-digit password to prevent certain DVD's
from being played back on the AVH-X7500BT.
Off Insert/Eject: A 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. When you eject a disc, the unit will
automatically power off (unless you switch sources before ejecting the disc).
Installation Angle: Optimum disc playback performance is
obtained when the unit is installed at an angle of less than 30-degrees.
24-Bit/96kHz DAC: For superb quality audio playback from
DVDs, CDs, and flash media; the Pioneer AVH-X7500BT is equipped with a
24-bit/96kHz digital-to-analog converter.
MOSFET50 Internal Amplifier: This receiver is equipped with a 50 watts x 4 (peak)
MOSFET amplifier for low distortion, high power output. The amplifier is strong
enough to power small subwoofers to moderate volume levels in compact cars and
pickups. For higher volume levels from subwoofers, an optional amplifier may be
connected to the preamp outputs.
CEA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the
AVH-X7500BT are compliant with the CEA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and
Measurement standards from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). These
standards were developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to
model and between manufacturers. The power output specs are as follows:
- CEA2006 Specs: 14 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms,
20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
- Continuous Power Output: 22 watts RMS x 4 channels (at
4 ohms, 50Hz-15kHz, 5% THD)
- Maximum Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels (or 50
watts x 2 channels at 4 ohms + 70 watts x 1 channel at 2 ohms for subwoofer)
EEQ (Easy EQ) w/ 8-Band Graphic EQ: There are seven stored equalizer curves which you can
easily recall at any time. You can choose from - Powerful, Natural, Vocal, Super
Bass, Flat, Custom 1, or Custom 2. The Custom 1 and Custom 2 EQ modes allow you to
manually adjust the level (+/- 12dB) of each band of the head unit's 8-band
graphic equalizer (40Hz, 80Hz, 200Hz, 400Hz, 1kHz, 2.5kHz, 8kHz, and10kHz).
Auto EQ (Optional): The auto-equalizer automatically measures
your car's interior acoustic characteristics, and then creates an auto-equalizer
curve base on that information. The Pioneer CD-MC20 Auto-EQ microphone
(130CDMC20, sold separately) is required to use this function. The Pioneer CD-MC20
Auto-EQ microphone plugs into your compatible Pioneer A/V receiver's rear-panel
input. The Auto-EQ microphone should be placed in the center of your vehicle's driver
seat headrest facing forward for EQ measurement.
Sonic Center Control: Sound that is suited for the listening
position can easily be created with this function. You can adjust sound more toward
the listening position left (7) to right (7).
Loudness: The Loudness function compensates for deficiencies in
the low- and high-frequency ranges at low volume. You can set the Loudness to High,
Mid, Low, or Off.
Bass Boost: You can easily
boost the subwoofer bass level by using the Bass Boost function. The Bass Boost
feature allows you increase the subwoofer level from 0 to +6 (12dB).
Advanced Sound Retriever: The Advanced Sound Retriever automatically enhances
compressed audio and restores the original richness of the recording. When the
Retriever is on, the high frequency range is compensated to match the frequency
response curve to the original sound. There are two available levels of the
Advanced Sound Retriever effect.
Level Adjustment (SLA): This function lets
you adjust the volume level of each source to prevent radical changes in volume
when switching between sources. Settings are based on the volume level of the FM
tuner, which remains unchanged. Each source can be independently adjusted from
-4 dB to +4 dB.
4V/6CH Preamp Outputs: The Pioneer AVH-X7500BT 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.
Crossovers: The AVH-X7500BT employs high pass and low pass
crossovers to tailor the head unit to your connected speakers.
- HPF: The head unit's 12dB/octave high pass filter only
allows frequencies higher than those in the selected range (50, 63, 80, 100,
125Hz) to your front and rear speakers through the unit's speaker-level or
- LPF: The subwoofer preamp output features an18dB/octave
low pass filter so only frequencies lower than those in the selected range
(50, 63, 80, 100, 125Hz) are output to your connected subwoofer.
Subwoofer Controls: The Pioneer AVH-X7500BT lets you adjust
the subwoofer preamp output's phase (normal/reverse) and volume (+6 to -24).
Switchable Rear Channel/Subwoofer Speaker Output: The rear
speaker outputs can be set to provide full range output with full fading
capability, or they can be set to provide non-fading subwoofer (low-pass)
output. When the rear speaker outputs are set to subwoofer mode, the rear preamp
outputs also switch from full range to subwoofer outputs. When set for subwoofer
operation, you can connect the rear speaker leads directly to two small 4-ohm
passive subwoofers or a dual voice coil sub with 4-ohm voice coils. If you
prefer to use a single 2-ohm subwoofer, you can connect the woofer to one set of
speaker leads, leaving the other set of rear leads disconnected. The maximum
output provided when a 2-ohm load is connected to one set of leads is 70 watts.
Dual AV Inputs: The Pioneer AVH-X7500BT has dual AV inputs
to connect two external audio/video sources. The head unit has a rear-panel
3.5mm minijack AV input for connecting a portable audio/video device. There is
also a rear-panel composite video/stereo RCA AV input for connecting a video
component such as a mobile TV tuner or game console. The rear-panel 3.5mm
minijack input also serves as the A/V input for your USB-connected iPod/iPhone
(using the proprietary Pioneer cable).
Video Output: The AVH-X7500BT features a rear-panel
composite video output that allows you to connect an external display to the
unit. You can play back the same video source (except iPhone 5) which is being played on the head
unit. You can select the unit to output a 16:9, Letter-Box or Pan-Scan aspect
ratio to match your external display's screen size.
Rear View Camera: The AVH-X7500BT is equipped with a composite
video Rear View Camera input. The unit features a function that automatically switches
to the rear camera image (Rear View Camera input jack) when an optional rear camera
sold separately) is installed. When the transmission is in reverse, the screen
automatically switches to the rear view camera (the violet/white wire in the
AVH-X7500BT's harness must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit
for automatic video switching). Automatic video switching takes approximately
1.9 seconds. Pioneer recommends using a camera with a mirror
image (reversed) output. Audio from your music source will continue
playing, while the back-up camera is displayed.
Navigation Ready: The Pioneer AVH-X7500BT allows you to
connect the Pioneer AVIC-U260 add-on navigation unit (130AVIC260, sold
separately) through its RGB Input. This versatile hideaway unit allows you to
switch to navigation mode with the touch of a button. Get to your destination by
inputting an address or search through the POI library while enjoying whatever
source is currently playing.
Note: If you are already using the head unit's RGB input to
access AppRadio Mode from your iPhone, then you cannot connect this
add-on navigation module (or vise-versa).
Wireless Remote Control: The Pioneer AVH-X7500BT includes an
IR remote control (CXE5116) for wireless operation of the multimedia head unit
and your connected devices.
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features
an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit that lets you
keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with
steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately). Please consult
Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.