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Pioneer DMH-C2550NEX

Digital multimedia receiver — does not play discs

Item # 130DMC2550

Got one of those "problem cars" where you can't replace the factory radio? A big touchscreen experience...

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More freedom

Got one of those "problem cars" where you can't replace the factory radio? A big touchscreen experience is not so far out of reach, thanks to the very clever Pioneer DMH-C2550NEX digital multimedia receiver, which consists of a 1" thick display and a separate "black box." The 6.8" resistive touchscreen offers lots of customizable color options, while the separate, compact chassis contains all the electronics and entertainment, including Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, Bluetooth®, and an HD Radio® tuner. Pioneer includes a 12" cable to connect the screen and chassis, but extension cables are available so you can mount the chassis in a more convenient spot. Metra will make special dash kits available soon for installation in challenging vehicles, but until then, you can also install the screen and black box together in a standard double-DIN opening.

More freedom

Got one of those "problem cars" where you can't replace the factory radio? A big touchscreen experience is not so far out of reach, thanks to the very clever Pioneer DMH-C2550NEX digital multimedia receiver, which consists of a 1" thick display and a separate "black box." The 6.8" resistive touchscreen offers lots of customizable color options, while the separate, compact chassis contains all the electronics and entertainment, including Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, Bluetooth®, and an HD Radio® tuner. Pioneer includes a 12" cable to connect the screen and chassis, but extension cables are available so you can mount the chassis in a more convenient spot. Metra will make special dash kits available soon for installation in challenging vehicles, but until then, you can also install the screen and black box together in a standard double-DIN opening.

Enjoy Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ via USB

Smartphone integration has come a long way thanks to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Pioneer gives you both platforms in this receiver along with some other cool perks.

Android Auto: Android Auto integrates the Android platform into your driving experience in a non-distracting way. You'll have voice control access to Google Maps, weather, music, your phone, text messages, plus easy access to many of your favorite apps. Get more info at

Apple CarPlay: CarPlay integrates your iPhone® into the driving experience, putting iPhone content at the driver's voice command with minimal distraction. That means easy access to your music library, your phone, messages, navigation, and many third-party streaming music apps, too. Learn more at

WebLink™: WebLink gives you simple in-dash control over select apps. What's especially nice is that WebLink works with both Android and iPhone. And it works with Amazon Alexa, so you can ask questions and add items to your shopping list from the road.

Phone swapping: If your family includes both iPhone and Android users, you simply plug in the phone you want to use without having to choose a particular input or adjust menu settings for control.

Siri Eyes Free: With your compatible iPhone, you can take advantage of Siri Eyes Free functionality with a touch of the touchscreen, using your voice to place calls, select music, hear notifications, add reminders, or even compose and listen to text messages.

Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and streaming

Bluetooth's wireless connection with your phone makes calling simple so you can keep your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road — you'll hear whomever you're calling on your car's audio system and they'll hear you loudly and clearly, courtesy of Pioneer's included external microphone. Bluetooth also enables wireless streaming for music, podcasts, and audiobooks too.

Built-in Internet radio, HD Radio™, and satellite radio compatibility

Using the controls on the touchscreen, you can access Pandora® or Spotify® features from your iPhone or Android. The DMH-C2550NEX also features an HD Radio tuner. You'll enjoy much-improved AM/FM sound quality when you're tuned into a local participating station, and there's no subscription required — just tune it in like a regular radio station. If you're hankering for even more entertainment, step up to satellite radio programming by adding a SiriusXM tuner.

Play high-res music files

Get the most out of your library and load your high-res FLAC music files onto a thumb drive — Pioneer builds a rear USB input so you can access that music. A rear aux input gives you the option of playing from an older portable music player as well

Get the sound you love

Use the 13-band graphic equalizer and other sound tools to maximize the audio signal sent to the powerful built-in MOSFET amplifier. Three sets of preamp outputs deliver an ultra-clean signal for adding additional amps for more power.

Rear-view with selectable parking lines

With two camera inputs, you can also install front- and rear-view camera and use the receiver's built-in parking guides to back up safely in any crowded lot. The touchscreen lets you adjust parking lines with ease.

iDatalink Maestro lets you keep your factory extras

Pioneer offers compatibility you won't find in many other aftermarket radios, thanks to the iDatalink Maestro module (not included). In a wide selection of vehicles, this module lets you keep factory features that you'd otherwise lose when you install a new radio. Once you've identified your vehicle, you'll see the iDatalink module offered on the way to the Shopping Cart if it's compatible.

Installing the screen and chassis separately?

Pioneer offers two cables to help with the installation: a 59" RGB extension cable or an extension cable with RGB, antenna, and power/ground connections.

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.

You'll need a wired connection to your parking brake to access settings and other features on this receiver. Your parking brake must be connected and set in order to view video on its screen.


Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • digital multimedia player with AM/FM tuner
    • touchscreen and chassis can be installed together or independently
      • fits problem vehicles where standard radios won't fit
    • plays media loaded with MP3, WMA, AAC, and high-res FLAC music files
    • 6.8" Clear Resistive touchscreen display
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and music streaming
    Smartphone Features:
    • Android Auto compatible
    • Apple CarPlay compatible
    • WebLink allows access to apps and Amazon Alexa
    • display and command of select music, navigation, and other apps with iPhone and Android
    • Pandora and Spotify control with iPhone and Android
    • Siri Eyes Free control for select iPhones
    • Voice Command for select Android smartphones
    Audio/Visual Features:
    • 13-band graphic EQ
    • time alignment and Auto EQ (mic required, not included)
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • inputs: rear USB input, two rear audio/video inputs, dual camera inputs (second input uses rear composite A/V input)
    • outputs: video output, 6-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, sub)
    Other Information:
    • wired connection to parking brake required to access settings and other features on this receiver (the brake must be connected and set for video display)
    • built-in amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
    • works with iDataLink Maestro module
      • retains factory features in a wide selection of vehicles
      • displays engine performance and other vehicle data on touchscreen
    • wireless remote included (optional wired remote)
    • optional touchscreen/chassis extension cables
    • warranty: 1 year
    • MFR # DMH-C2550NEX

    What's in the box:

    • Touchscreen monitor
    • Chassis body (10A fuse)
    • Wiring harness
    • AV/Preout harness
    • 2 Mounting brackets
    • Remote control (CXE5116)
    • CR2025 3V lithium battery (installed in remote)
    • 58" USB extension cable
    • Microphone w/ visor-bracket (attached 13' cable terminated by a right-angled 2.5mm connector)
    • 6 Pan-head ISO screws (M5 x 6mm)
    • 6 Counter-sunk ISO screws (M5 x 6mm)
    • 8 Pan-head screws (M4 x 5mm)
    • Installation Manual
    • Quick Start Guide
    • Warranty Sheet

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    Features & specs

    AUX Input Mini (rear), RCA (rear)
    Audio/video Input Mini (rear), RCA (rear)
    USB Input Rear
    USB Port Power 1.5A
    Backup Camera Input Yes
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay Yes
    Android Auto Yes
    Siri Control Yes
    Alexa Voice Control Y
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM 3.0
    HD Radio Y
    Navigation Optional
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size No
    Nano 7Gen
    Touch 5Gen and newer
    iPhone 4S and newer
    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 Yes
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS) Apple, Google, Waze
    Navigation App Compatible (Android) Google, Waze
    Preamp Voltage 4 volts
    Screen Size 6.8
    Screen Type Basic (Resistive)
    Display Color
    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 12 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    File Playback
    Music File Playback MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC,WAV
    High-res Playback FLAC (192kHz)

    Product Research

    Installation, Touchscreen, & Remote Features
    iPhone & Android Integration
    Built-in Bluetooth
    Internet+SiriusXM+HD Radio
    USB + AV Connectivity
    Audio & DSP Section

    Installation, Touchscreen, & Remote Features

    Modular Installation Design: Pioneer's Modular Solutions receivers are designed for applications, often newer vehicles, with limited depth behind the dash that prohibits the installation of a traditional single-DIN (2") or double-DIN (4") receiver. This installation flexibility is achieved by physically separating the LCD touchscreen display from the sub-chassis that contains the CPU, control system, terrestrial radio tuner, amplifier and input/output connections. This allows the sub-chassis to be mounted in a different location or different horizontal/vertical orientation within the vehicle. To simplify installation and increase vehicle applications, Pioneer and Metra Electronics are partnering to develop Vehicle-Specific Radio Install Kits (coming soon - check for vehicle compatibility) that make the Pioneer Modular Solutions receivers both cosmetically integrated and simple to install.

    • It is possible to install the DMH-C2550NEX with the LCD touchscreen attached to the chassis body or separate from the chassis body.
    • Installations where the LCD touchscreen is not attached to the chassis body and is installed separately may require Pioneer's CD-RGB150E extension cable or RD-RGB150A extension kit (both sold separately - see Accessories Tab).
    • The DMH-C2550NEX is compatible with standard double-DIN (4") installation dash kits. It is not compatible with standard single-DIN (2") installations dash kit.
    • Do not block the cooling fan when installing the receiver's chassis either horizontally or vertically.

    Clear Resistive LCD Touchscreen: The Pioneer DMH-C2550NEX features a 6.8" clear resistive LCD touchscreen display with a resolution of 800 (RGB) x 480, for a total of 1,152,000 pixels. The clear resistive panel is designed to enhance the visibility of on-screen graphics and images, making them appear clear and crisp. The touchscreen display allows you to control this unit and a connected component such as an iPod/iPhone, Android smartphone, Bluetooth phone, or USB mass storage class device. Menus appear on screen for making function choices, audio adjustments, and setting up the system.

    • Favorites: You can register the desired menu items on the DMH-C2550NEX 's "Favorites" menu screen. Registering your favorite menu items allows you to quickly jump to the registered menu item by a simple touch on the favorites menu. Up to 6 menu items can be registered as a "Favorite".
    • OSD + Backgrounds: The color of the on-screen display can be set to red, amber, green, blue or white. The background display can be selected from 8 different preset displays for the AV Operation screen and 5 different preset displays for the Home Menu screen. In addition, you can change the background display to other images imported from an external USB device.
    • Widescreen Modes: You can choose from the following widescreen modes when playing back video - Full (4:3 picture is enlarged in the horizontal direction only; enabling you to enjoy a 4:3 picture without any omissions), Zoom (4:3 picture is enlarged in the same proportion both vertically and horizontally; ideal for a 16:9 screen), Normal (4:3 picture is displayed as it is).
    • Picture Adjustments: You can store numerous video settings for the head unit's video sources and rear-view camera; including brightness (adjusts the black intensity), contrast (adjusts contrast), color (adjusts color saturation), hue, (adjusts color tone), temperature (adjust the color temperature), and Dimmer (adjusts brightness).

    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 stopped 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 a "Caution" message, if you try to watch a video when your vehicle is in motion.

    Note: The parking brake wire must also be connected and the parking brake engaged for certain setup functions and menu options.

    Front-Panel Control w/ Custom Illumination: In addition to the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons along the left edge of the screen. The color of the button illumination can be set to red, amber, green, blue, white, or scan (constantly cycling through the color spectrum). You can also create a custom color to match your vehicle's interior lighting (112 colors to choose from).

    Dimmer: The receiver's touchscreen display & button illumination can be dimmed manually, automatically or via a timer. You can set the unit's LCD touchscreen & button illumination to automatically dim when your vehicle's headlights are turned on (this function requires that the orange/white illumination wire in the wiring harness is connected to the vehicle's headlight circuit). You can also set a specific time and duration for unit's LCD & button illumination to dim.

    Remote Functions: The Pioneer DMH-C2550NEX digital media receiver includes a wireless remote control and offers steering wheel control capability (adapter required).

    • Wireless Remote Control: The Pioneer DMH-C2550NEX includes an IR remote control (CXE5116) for wireless operation of the digital media receiver and your connected devices. The included remote does offer Bluetooth phone functions.
    • Optional Steering Wheel Controls: 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).

    iDatalink Serial Port: This Pioneer digital media receiver is compatible with the iDatalink Maestro RR (794ADSMRR, sold separately); a web programmable module that will permit the aftermarket Pioneer receiver to work with select Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles that feature the factory SYNC system; as well as select GM vehicles with factory OnStar; select Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep vehicles with U-Connect, plus select Honda/Acura, Toyota/Scion, Volkswagen & Subaru vehicles with factory digital amplifiers.

    • Retained Features: The iDatalink Maestro RR lets Ford/Lincoln/Mercury, GM, Dodge/Chrysler, and VW owners swap out their factory radio for this aftermarket Pioneer head unit; while retaining the Ford Sync system, GM OnStar system, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep U-Connect system, steering wheel controls, Bluetooth, USB interface, Satellite Radio, and 911 assist. You also get to keep the hands-free mic that comes with the car (which is specially tuned to that particular vehicle). *Retained features will vary by vehicle.
    • Extra Features: In some installations, the iDatalink Maestro RR lets you configure the head unit to operate interior climate controls and provides extra visual data; such as User Selectable Gauges, Vehicle Info (Tire Pressure/Battery Voltage/Check Engine Codes/Door Ajar Warning), and Visual Park Assist. *Extra features will vary by vehicle.

    Note: The iDatalink Maestro RR is web programmable, which means you'll need to flash the iDatalink Maestro RR interface module with the correct firmware from iDatalink's website. In addition to flashing the iDatalink Maestro RR module, you'll also need a vehicle specific harness (sold separately). The Pioneer receiver's OEM Setup menu must also be configured with your compatible vehicle's factory system before initial operation.

    iPhone & Android Integration

    Android Auto: The Pioneer NEX receiver supports the Android Auto app for Android smartphones running OS Lollipop (5.0 or newer). Your compatible Android smartphone must be connected to the NEX receiver's rear-panel USB port via the included USB extension cable and your phone's USB cable, plus be paired via Bluetooth (your vehicle's parking brake needs to be engaged to initially setup Android Auto). Android Auto extends the Android platform into your car in a way that's purpose-built for driving and automatically brings you useful information and organizes it into a simple on-screen interface that is simple to use in the vehicle. It's designed to minimize distraction so you can stay focused on the road ahead. Features of Android Auto include -

    • Google Assistant: The Pioneer receiver enhances your Android Auto experience even more by incorporating Google Assistant using the head unit's external microphone and your car speakers for voice command and text-to-speech, which makes using Android Auto and all of its integrated applications fast, easy, and safe. You will need to press the "mic" button or say "OK Google" to activate the Google Assistant. Use the Google Assistant to make a call, send a message, reply to a message, get driving directions, listen to music, or even control select Google Assistant smarthome enabled devices.
    • Google & Waze Maps: Use Google Maps to get where you're going with on-screen maps, voice-guided navigation, live traffic information, lane guidance, and more. Select your destination by using the head unit's touchscreen or just say where you want to go through the unit's external mic and Google Speech Technology. You can even listen to music from your Android Auto device or other connected source device while using Google Maps. If you prefer, you can switch over to a simpler version of the community-based Waze navigation app (version 4.27 or higher).
    • Phone & SMS: With Android Auto you get access to your contacts and messages through the Pioneer receiver while keeping your eyes on the road. Use the unit's external mic and Google Speech Technology to make a phone call, or have your text-messages read aloud to you while you concentrate on the road ahead; you can even reply to texts via voice command.
    • Music: Access your Android smartphone's music library through the Pioneer receiver via YouTube Music. You'll be able to browse music like you do on your smartphone with song/artist information display and album art. Use the receiver's touchscreen to select songs or just say what song you want to listen to through the head unit's external mic and Google Speech Technology. You also get access to online music and radio stations from Amazon Music, Tidal, Pandora, Spotify, iHeart Radio, SiriusXM, Slacker Radio, Tune-In, and more; as well as news, sports and talk radio apps. Music apps include song and station browsing, plus song/artist information and album art or station logo. Click here for a list of all compatible apps for Android Auto.
    • Make sure the "USB MTP" setting in the receiver's menu is turned off before using Android Auto.
    • Android smartphones with a USB Type-C connector (including the Pixel) may not function without appropriate USB Type-A to USB Type-C cable. Click here for more details.
    • Bluetooth hands-free phone and wireless music streaming cannot be used while Android Auto is being used with a connected Android smartphone.
    • Use a USB cable that is under 6' long and avoid using any extension cable other than the one supplied.
    • The initial setup for Android Auto requires that your vehicle be stopped and the parking brake isengaged. You will need to connect the parking brake wire of the receiver's harness to your vehicle's parking brake circuit for the head unit to recognize that the vehicle's parking brake is engaged.

    Apple CarPlay: The Pioneer DMH-C2550NEX features Apple CarPlay, the smarter and safer way to use your iPhone (5 or newer) in the car. The Pioneer DMH-C2550NEX supports Apple CarPlay through your USB-connected iPhone 5-up (iOS 7.1+) with Lightning connector. Your iPhone can be connected to the NEX-series head unit's rear-panel USB port via the included USB extension cable and a Lightning-to-USB cable. Apple CarPlay is specially designed for driving scenarios. You can control CarPlay from the Pioneer receiver's touchscreen controls or use Siri to control CarPlay with just your voice. You'll be able to use CarPlay to get directions, make phone calls, listen to voice mails, send/receive text messages, select music, and even control Apple HomeKit compatible devices in a way that keeps you focused on the road ahead.

    • Navigation Maps: The power and simplicity of Apple Maps comes to your dashboard; complete with turn-by-turn direction, traffic conditions, and estimated travel time. You can enter a new destination or choose a favorite or recent destination using the head unit's touchscreen or by simply asking Siri. CarPlay can also predict where you most likely want to go using addresses from your email, text messages, contacts, and calendars. If you have iOS 12.0 or newer on your iPhone with the latest version of Google Maps or Waze, you can choose to navigate via the Google Maps or Waze application instead of Apple Maps. Google Maps and Waze do not support Siri voice control, but will have their own proprietary voice control function which has to be accessed through a touchscreen icon on the receiver.
    • Phone & Messages: You'll be able to make calls, return missed calls, and listen to voicemails through the Pioneer receiver. Siri can also help you do all these things. In addition, Siri can send, read, and reply to your text messages for you; so you never have to look at your iPhone while driving.
    • Music Library: Access your favorite artists, songs, and playlists from Apple Music on your iPhone using the Pioneer receiver's touchscreen. Or, just tell Siri what you'd like to listen to. The head unit's touchscreen will display song/artist information, as well as album art in the background.
    • Apps: CarPlay also supports additional audio apps that you've downloaded to your iPhone for enjoying music, radio, sports, news, podcasts, & audiobooks (subscriptions and fees may apply). Control these apps from the head unit's touchscreen just like you would from your iPhone. Current supported apps include:
    • Apple HomeKit Compatible: CarPlay now supports control of Apple HomeKit enabled devices (sold separately) through Siri. Using CarPlay in your vehicle, you can ask Siri to close or open your garage door, turn on or off home lighting, increase or decrease the temperature of your thermostat, as well as control select functions of other Apple HomeKit enabled devices and appliances. Click here for a list of compatible Apple HomeKit products.


    • Use the included USB extension cable and an "Apple Certified" Lightning-to-USB extension cable (not included) for connection. Any other USB extension cable or non-certified cable can cause CarPlay to malfunction.
    • Bluetooth hands-free phone and wireless music streaming cannot be used while Apple CarPlay is being used with a connected iPhone.

    WebLink (for iPhone & Android): Download the WebLink Host app (for Apple iOS 10.0+ or Android OS 5.0+) and connect your compatible iPhone or Android smartphone via USB to access select apps such as YouTube, Yelp, and Zomato through the Pioneer DMH-C2550NEX. The apps must be downloaded on your compatible mobile device and can then be accessed through the Pioneer receiver's touchscreen using the WebLink interface.

    • YouTube: With WebLink, you can access YouTube (for Apple iOS 10.0+ and Android OS 5.0+) and play videos on the Pioneer receiver's touchscreen monitor (your vehicle's parking brake will need to be engaged). You can select videos from a variety of categories or search by keyword(s).
    • Yelp: Yelp (for Apple iOS 10.0+ and Android OS 5.0+) uses automated software to recommend the most helpful and reliable reviews for the Yelp community among the millions submitted. The software looks at dozens of different signals, including various measures of quality, reliability, and activity on Yelp. Let Yelp help you find the best Restaurants, Hotels, Automotive Service Centers, Banks, Shopping Malls, and more. Search by Category, Favorites, Distance, Point on the Map, or Keyword. A keyword search requires that your vehicle's parking brake be engaged.
    • Zomato: Zomato (for Apple iOS 10.0+ and Android OS 5.0+) lets you search for and discover restaurants to eat out at or order in from. Browse through restaurant menus, photos, user reviews and ratings to decide where you want to eat, and use the map feature to guide you there.
    • MediaPlayer: WebLink's MediaPlayer allows you to access your Apple iOS or Android devices stored music and video library for playback (content must be stored on the device and not the cloud). From the receiver's touchscreen, you can browse your phone's music library by Artist, Album, Genres, Playlist, or Songs. You can also search your music by typing in an artist's name or a song title (the vehicle's parking brake has to be engaged for this feature). In addition, you get playback controls such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, & Random/Repeat. The digital media receiver's screen will display song/artist/album information, along with album art.
    • Once you have your device connected to the head unit and you have selected WebLink as the source, the WebLink app is not controllable from your Apple iOS or Android device. If you need to control the WebLink app from your smartphone, you will have to disconnect your phone's cable from the Pioneer receiver.
    • The WebLink app must be opened as the primary app on your phone. If you press the home button or go to access other apps on your phone, the WebLink apps will pause on the Pioneer receiver, until the WebLink app is the primary app again. WebLink will not work with the app only running in the background.
    • Some apps within WebLink will require that your vehicle's parking brake be engaged to operate certain functions & features of the application.

    Alexa Voice Control: WebLink also gives you access to Amazon's Alexa digital voice assistant. By downloading the Amazon Alexa app (for Apple iOS 11.0+ and Android OS 5.0+) and the Vozsis with Alexa app (for Apple iOS 9.0+ and Android OS 6.0+) in addition to the WebLink Host app (for Apple iOS 12.0+ or Android OS 6.0+) onto your compatible Apple iPhone with Lighnting connector or Android smartphone, you gain access to Amazon's Alexa digital voice assistant. You'll be able to ask Alexa to play music from compatible music apps (such as Amazon Music and Pandora), make calls from your contacts or to a business, check news and weather, control smart home devices, and more. In addition to a USB connection, you'll also need to pair and connect your Apple iOS or Android device via Bluetooth to the Pioneer receiver. Alexa will be accessed through the WebLink app and touchscreen on the Pioneer receiver.


    • Alexa cannot be accessed by simply saying "Alexa" like on some smart speaker devices; Alexa will be accessed through the WebLink app and touchscreen on the Pioneer receiver.
    • Alexa does not control source, menu, and other internal functions of the Pioneer receiver. Alexa only supports control of its compatible cloud-based services.
    • Pioneer does not guarantee compatibility with all Alexa features and may not support some Alexa voice control functions.

    Android MTP Compatible: The receiver supports MTP for playback & control of stored music files on your Android (OS 4.0+) device through the Pioneer receiver's rear-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. You smartphone's battery will also be charged while connected via USB (5V/1.5A).

    Note: The Pioneer DMH-C2550NEX does not support AOA 2.0 for Android devices.

    iPod/iPhone Compatible: The Pioneer DMH-C2550NEX's rear-panel USB port can be used to connect your Lightning Apple device or 30-pin iPhone 4S to the head unit. You'll need a Lightning-to-USB cable to connect your Apple device with Lightning connector, or a 30-pin to USB cable to connect your iPhone 4S. The USB connection allows for audio playback (stored music and music apps), music browsing (playlist/song/artist/album/genre/etc.), song/artist/album display (including album art), and charging of your compatible iPhone or iPod. Additional powerful searching tools, such as Link Play and Alphabet Search help you find your content even faster.

    • ABC Category Search: Once you have selected a category (playlist/song/artist/album/genre/etc.), you can search each category alphabetically (A-Z).
    • Link Search: Link Search 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.


    • Compatible with iPhone (4S and newer), iPod touch (5th generation and newer), and iPod nano (7th generation). Not compatible with older 30-pin Apple devices (excluding the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5th generation)
    • 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.

    Cellular & Data Plan Requirements: Access to CarPlay, Android Auto, and WebLink 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. Your compatible Apple or Android device will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, LTE (4G), or WiFi.

    Smartphone Charging: The Pioneer DMH-C2550NEX will also charge (5V/1A) your Android smartphone or Apple iPod/iPhone device while connected via USB with the vehicle's ignition switch set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth 4.1: The DMH-C2550NEX is equipped with built-in Bluetooth version 4.1, 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), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.3 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.6 (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 DMH-C2550NEX .

    Secure Simple Pairing (SSP): With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the DMH-C2550NEX without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. Up to 5 Bluetooth-compatible devices can be paired to this head unit.

    • Dual Phone Connection: You are able to keep two Bluetooth-enabled smartphones connected at the same time, so you can switch between phones from the head unit's touchscreen, without having to connect or re-connect devices.
    • Auto Re-Connection: Once an already paired Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically links the head unit and device together. If two Bluetooth devices were connected the last time, the two devices are connected to this unit automatically in the order that they are registered in the device list.

    Hands-Free Communication (w/ External Mic): The Pioneer DMH-C2550NEX supports wireless hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. Thanks to the latest Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.6) with wideband speech capability, the DMH-C2550NEX provides more natural sound quality and details during wireless calls. The DMH-C2550NEX 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 phone call, the head unit will display the caller's information and an audible ring tone will be heard through your vehicle's speakers. You can manually answer an incoming call or have the unit automatically answer the call.
    • Making A Call: The DMH-C2550NEX offers a variety of ways to make call using the in-dash receiver.
      • Direct & Preset Dialing: You can make a call by entering the phone number using the head unit's touchscreen keypad. You can also store up to six phone numbers as presets for quicker dialing.
      • Phone Book: The phone book (up to 1000 contacts) in your Bluetooth enabled mobile 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.
      • Call Log: The 80 most recent calls dialed, received, and missed are stored in memory. You can browse them and call numbers from these lists.
      • Voice Dialing via Siri: When paired and connected with an iPhone 4S or later via Bluetooth, the Pioneer head unit has the ability to access Siri through its touchscreen controls and external microphone. You'll be able to dial a phone number or contact via voice command.
    Note: Advanced phone operations that require attention, such as dialing numbers on the touchscreen monitor or adjusting Bluetooth settings, are prohibited while driving. The vehicle's parking brake must be engaged to access these functions.

    Wireless Audio Streaming: The Pioneer DMH-C2550NEX 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.

    • Advanced Music Navigation: In addition to basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat), the DMH-C2550NEX 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 your stored music's and music app's song information; such as Artist name and Song/Album title (app must also support). Album Art not supported.

    Siri Eyes-Free Functionality: When connected to an iPhone (iOS 6.1+) with Siri via Bluetooth, the Pioneer DMH-C2550NEX has the ability to access Siri through its touchscreen and external microphone for Siri Eyes-Free functionality. When activated, Siri voice prompts play through the vehicle's speakers and the user's commands and questions are received and transmitted to the receiver using the external microphone. Siri Eyes-Free provides access to many iPhone Siri functions such as music selection, making phone calls, and audible navigation (map will be displayed on iPhone); as well as listening to text messages, calendar information, and reminders. The head unit's audio is attenuated while Siri provides audible voice prompts.

    Note: The head unit's touchscreen monitor will only indicate hands-free calling and song/artist information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the Pioneer DMH-C2550NEX ; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).

    Internet+SiriusXM+HD Radio

    Pandora Internet Radio: The Pandora App (for Apple iOS 11.0+ or Android OS 4.0+) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Pioneer DMH-C2550NEX using your USB or Bluetooth connected Apple iPhone, or Bluetooth connected Android smartphone. Your iPhone or Android smartphone will also need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, LTE (4G), or WiFi. The Pioneer DMH-C2550NEX will provide control over the Pandora music service & display Artist, Album, & Song information; as well as Album art.

    • Station List, Presets, & New Stations: You can select Pandora stations from your Station List by date or alphabetically. You can also store six Pandora Radio preset stations for even easier recall. New stations can be created based on the current songs or artists playing.
    • Shuffle & Skip Songs: You can also listen to songs played randomly from various stations within your Station List. 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 & Bookmarking: You can give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences. The song/artist currently being played can be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.

    Apple Music Radio: You can playback Apple Music Radio on your USB-connected Apple iOS device through the Pioneer DMH-C2550NEX. With a WiFi or cellular connection, you can listen to Beats 1 and other live radio stations. Apple Music subscribers can also listen to on-demand stations for every genre or create their own stations. You can use the head unit's touchscreen to select between your Apple Music Radio stations, playback songs similar to the current song, stop playback of the current song, and add the current song to your iTunes wish list. Apple Music Radio playback is compatible with the following Apple iOS devices -

    • iPhone: XS-Max/XS/XR/X, 8+/8, 7+/7, 6S+/6S/6+/6, 5S/5C/5, SE, & 4S - running iOS 8.0 to 12.4.1
    • iPod: touch (6th/5th generation) - running at iOS 8.0 to 12.4.1
    Note: Your Apple iOS device will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, LTE (4G), or WiFi.

    SiriusXM 3.0 Ready: The Pioneer DMH-C2550NEX 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 activate a SiriusXM Radio subscription (fees will apply) and connect the SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (220SXV300, sold separately) to the dedicated port on the rear of the receiver for playback and control of satellite radio. Check out the most popular SiriusXM subscription packages here.

    • Channel/Category Lists + Song/Artist/Album Info: The Channel List displays a list of all available channels. The Category List displays all available categories and stations within those categories. Displayed Information such as Channel Name, Artist Name, & Song Title can be viewed on the head unit's LCD touchscreen. You also get station logo identification and album art.
    • Category Scan + Instant Replay: During Category Scan, the live broadcast for each channel in the current category plays for six seconds at a time. 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.
    • SmartFavorite Presets + Featured Favorites: You can store up to 18 SiriusXM Satellite Radio Station Presets with special tuning features such as TuneStart, TuneScan, & TuneMix (see below). Featured Favorites are groups of channels that are created by the SiriusXM Programming department allowing to discover new channels. Featured Favorite channels are dynamic and can change often, allowing you to discover new channels.
    • TuneStart, TuneScan, & TuneMix: TuneStart automatically start songs from the beginning when you tune to one of your SmartFavorite music channels stored on the current band of presets. TuneScan lets you scan through short previews of songs you may have missed on music channels stored on the current band of SmartFavorite presets. TuneMix plays a unique blend of songs from music channels stored in the current SmartFavorite preset band.
    • Traffic, Weather, & Sports: You can tune in and listen quickly to information pertaining to weather and traffic from a particular city you have specified. You can also be alerted when your favorite sports teams are playing so you can tune to the appropriate station quickly.
    • 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.

    HD Radio: The Pioneer DMH-C2550NEX 's built-in HD Radio tuner lets you listen to the radio with the same fidelity as your digital music. HD Radio features high quality audio, FM multi-casting, and data services. With HD Radio, your FM stations offer near CD-quality sound, AM stations provide FM-like sound, and there is crystal-clear reception with no audio distortion. Best of all, HD Radio is 100% subscription free. The unit's tuner also supports analog AM/FM broadcasts.

    • Supertuner IIID: 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.
    • Station Text/Album Art + RDS: AM/FM digital stations can offer text and data such as artist names and song titles. The head unit also supports Album Art from select HD Radio stations. For analog FM stations, the Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as song/artist information when listening to compatible RDS FM stations.
    • Multicasting: In addition to conventional broadcasts, with HD Radio broadcasting it is possible to choose from up to 3 multicast programs (HD1 to HD3, and analog). There are also data programs for each program.
    • Reception Blending: If a digital broadcast reception condition gets poor, this unit automatically switches to the analog broadcast of the same frequency level. If this function is set to "On", the tuner switches between digital broadcast and analog broadcast automatically. If this function is 'Off', reception will be conducted within a digital broadcast.
    • BSM (Best Stations Memory): The BSM (Best Stations Memory) function lets you automatically store the six strongest analog or HD 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 four 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.

    Note: HD Radio is the system for digital AM and FM broadcasting in the U.S. More than 2,000 radio stations are broadcasting their primary signals in digital HD Radio technology, as a free service. Go to to check for HD Radio stations in your area.

    USB + AV Connectivity

    USB MSC Compatibility w/ High Resolution Playback: The unit's rear-panel USB (type-A) port and 58" USB extension cable allows you to connect a USB Mass Storage Class (MSC) device; such as a USB thumbdrive. The USB port enables playback & control of music, video, and photo files stored on your portable USB MSC device through the Pioneer DMH-C2550NEX. The head unit will also display your USB device's stored music information - including Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song & Album title, as well as Album Art. The Pioneer NEX Series receiver even supports playback of high-resolution FLAC music files (up to 24-bit/192kHz). High-Resolution Audio is high-quality sound that exceeds CD standard. High-resolution audio captures and beautifully expresses all the details of your favorite music. USB devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the digital media receiver 's USB port (5V/1.5A) and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On. The Pioneer DMH-C2550NEX supports the following types of audio, video, and photo files recorded onto an inserted USB device.

    Media Type USB (MSC/MTP)
    File System FAT 12/16/32
    Playable File Types Audio MP3: 8-320kbps; 8-48kHz
    WMA: 8-320kbps; 8-48kHz
    AAC: 16-320kbps; 8-48kHz
    WAV: 8 or 16-bt; 16-48kHz
    FLAC (High Resolution): 24-bit; 8-192kHz
    Video AVI: 1920 x 1080/30fps (4GB)
    MPEG4: 1920 x 1080/30fps (4GB)
    MKV: 1920 x 1080/30fps (4GB)
    MOV: 1920 x 1080/30fps (4GB)
    FLV: 1920 x 1080/30fps (4GB)
    WMV: 1920 x 1080/30fps (4GB)
    DivX: 720 x 576/30fps (4GB)
    Photo JPEG: 32 x 320 - 8192 x 7680
    32 x 320 - 720 x 576
    32 x 32 - 1920 x 936
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 1,500 folders/15,000 files
    Song/Artist Info MP3 ID3 tags, WMA-tags, AAC-tags, FLAC-tags, & Album Art


    • The head unit's USB port does not support USB hubs or USB card-readers.
    • Videos and Photos can only be viewed when the vehicle's parking brake is engaged.

    Dual AV Inputs: The Pioneer DMH-C2550NEX 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.

    Video Output: A single RCA composite video-output jack allows you to an add external monitor, such as rear headrest or overhead monitor (sold separately). The video output can display a USB or AV-input video signal when its selected as the receiver's source, regardless if the vehicle's parking brake is engaged or not.

    Note: CarPlay, Android Auto, & WebLink are not supported by the video output.

    Camera Input w/ Parking Assist Guidelines: The Pioneer receiver is equipped with a composite video rear-view camera input for the addition of an optional backup camera (130NDBC8, sold separately). The unit provides on-screen guidelines to assist you when backing up and parking your vehicle. These guideline do not automatically appear on the rear-view image. You must tap the "Park Assist Guidelines" icon on the touchscreen while the rear-view image is visible on the receiver's touchscreen. You can also turn the unit's composite AV input into a second camera input for adding a front camera (sold separately). The dedicated rear-view camera input offers two view modes -

    • Auto View: The unit features a function that automatically switches to the rear camera image. When the vehicle's transmission is put in reverse, the screen automatically switches to the rear view camera (violet/white wire of the harness must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for automatic video switching). Automatic video switching takes approximately 0.8 seconds.
    • Camera View: There is also a Camera View mode which allows you to manually bring up the rearview camera image on the receiver's touchscreen monitor to check what is behind you while driving. You can leave the Camera View mode on if you want to see the rearview image at all times; for instance when towing a trailer.
    Note: The rear view camera feature is meant as a back-up aid only; never solely rely on the rear-view camera when backing-up. In addition to using the rear-view camera, always look behind you to make sure everything is clear when backing up your vehicle.

    Audio & DSP Section

    24-Bit/192kHz DAC: The Pioneer DMH-C2550NEX is equipped with a 24-bit/192Hz digital-to-analog converter for superb quality audio playback from disc, USB, iPod/iPhone, Android, and Bluetooth.

    MOSFET50 Internal Amplifier: The Pioneer DMH-C2550NEX 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.

    • CTA-2006 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)
    Note: The power specifications for the DMH-C2550NEX are compliant with the CTA-2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). These standards were developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and between manufacturers.

    4V/6CH Preamp Outputs + Sub Control: The Pioneer DMH-C2550NEX features three pair of 4.0-volt preamp outputs (Front/Rear/Subwoofer). The unit's front and rear preamp output can be faded (front/rear), while the subwoofer preamp output is non-fading. The Pioneer DMH-C2550NEX lets you adjust the subwoofer preamp output's phase (normal/reverse) and volume (+10 to -24).

    Crossovers: The DMH-C2550NEX 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 low-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 high-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) + 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).

    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 receiver's rear-panel AUX 3.5mm input. The Auto-EQ microphone should be placed in the center of your vehicle's driver seat headrest facing forward for EQ measurement.

    Audio Settings: The head unit provides further sound adjustments for your car audio system.

    • 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 (0-200") for each individual speaker in the vehicle compared to your listening position.
    • Advanced Sound Retriever: The Advanced Sound Retriever automatically enhances compressed audio and restores the original richness of the recording. When the Advanced Sound 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.
    • 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).
    • 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.
    • 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 unit's FM volume level, which remains unchanged. Each source can be independently adjusted from -4 dB to +4 dB.
    • Auto Level Control (ALC): 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.

    Beep Tone: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation. You can turn this feature on or off.

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    Customer Q&A

    32 questions already asked

    Can it play music from a flash drive ?
    leonard  Apr 10, 2023
    1 answer
    You can, Leonard! The unit's rear-panel USB (type-A) port and 58" USB extension cable allows you to connect a USB Mass Storage Class (MSC) device such as a USB thumb drive. No worries here on enjoying your favorite tunes from a memory stick.
    bo  Apr 10, 2023 (Staff)
    Is it wireless carplay?
    leonard  Apr 02, 2023
    1 answer
    The DMH-C2550NEX does not offer wireless CarPlay.
    zachary  Apr 02, 2023 (Staff)
    These touch screens look like smartphone screens. Do they wash out in the sunlight? (get so you can't see or read them in direct sun)
    rob852  Jan 04, 2023
    1 answer
    Most touchscreens will suffer from glare when viewed in direct sunlight. This can be troublesome when installed in convertibles, for example. For help with selecting a radio with better glare resistance, please reach out to our advisors via online chat or phone at 1-800-324-9695.
    zachary  Jan 04, 2023 (Staff)
    Will the factory backup camera be able to work in my 2012 Grand Caravan?
    jeff  Feb 15, 2022
    1 answer
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    kenneth  Feb 17, 2022 (Staff)
    Will the backup camera work with a car with manual transmission?
    george  Oct 14, 2021
    2 answers
    Yes, but with a caveat. I tapped in to the reverse lights and have that signal power a relay. The relay sends power to the camera. I also have an "over-ride" switch that sends power to the camera anytime. It's nice to check the hitch on a trailer while you are driving.
    thomas  Oct 15, 2021
    No reason why it shouldn't -- power comes from the reversing light in the back, which activates the camera and switches over to the camera input. Doesn't matter to the reversing light how it came on - automatic or manual.
    naishadh  Oct 15, 2021
    What does it mean the factory subwoofer won't work? Would it just be the door speakers?
    alex  Jul 07, 2021
    2 answers
    I have a Juke 2011 with sub woofer, after installing the new pioneer head unit the "unsupported" sub woofer still works as a speaker, but is much more more subdued. No more shaking the rear view mirror.
    nathan  Jul 08, 2021
    This depends on your vehicle and your factory amp/sub capabilities. For example when installing this product in my 1993 Lexus LS400 the sound quality was mediocre and the factory subs sounded aweful. This is fully excepted when retrofitting outdated technology and electronics. To get the most sound quality out of this product OR any other product in an older vehicle is to convert to a fully standalone system IE. amps, subs, speakers etc. This will give you the most bang for your buck and provide sound quality equal to the system capabilities.
    james  Jul 07, 2021
    Is there a universal dash kit for mounting the screen separate from the receiver? I need to shallow mount just the screen in the dash of an old bronco and I'm trying to figure out how that can be accomplished.
    bronc  Apr 20, 2021
    1 answer
    At this time, we are not aware of a universal mounting kit being made to flush mount the screen. That may change in the future and I recommend contacting an advisor by calling 1-800-324-9695 to check
    jason  May 03, 2021 (Staff)
    How do you keep the map on the screen, it keeps disappearing, it stays on for couple if minutes and it disappears, Can you please help me?
    camilo  Mar 19, 2021
    1 answer
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. 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.
    kristina  Mar 30, 2021 (Staff)
    Does this fit in a 2017 Toyota Yaris iA?
    jhodge  Feb 19, 2021
    1 answer
    You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    kristina  Mar 04, 2021 (Staff)
    How do I connect the Bluetooth on the car stereo to my phone??
    larry  Jan 28, 2021
    1 answer
    Gear Icon, Connections menu. Pair bluetooth...
    chris  Jan 28, 2021
    Can it be installed on a 2000 Ford Explorer?
    tony  Jan 26, 2021
    1 answer
    You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    kristina  Feb 10, 2021 (Staff)
    Does this radio have Subwoofer volume control?
    freddie  Jan 26, 2021
    1 answer
    You can adjust subwoofer on the head unit. Would not say it is a volume control but more equalization. My sub has it's own volume control.
    fletcher  Jan 26, 2021
    Does this retain my factory backup camera in my 2020 keep wrangker? If not how can I?
    michael richard  Nov 26, 2020
    1 answer
    There is a separate wire that has to be run to use your factory camera.
    jason  Nov 26, 2020
    Will the wiriing package offered with purchase ensure installation works with the back up camera, bluetooth, and steering wheel controls of the 2018 Jeep Wranger JL (newer body)?
    alexander  Aug 05, 2020
    2 answers
    Mine worked with my JK. Installed last summer. My camera was an aftermarket backup camera and we found the wire to connect pretty easily. Make sure you have all the right add on kits that Crutchfield recommends. Additionally, think through the steering wheel buttons. You actually have more options than before. There are press and press/hold options. I did the volume down arrow as lower / mute on hold. I think I would do it as hold down and mute a different button.
    michael  Aug 07, 2020
    I have a 2008 Toyota tundra. The unit has the connections for backup cameras and it will require a special wiring interface harness to make the steering wheel controls work. I would recommend speaking to a Crutchfield Tech and he will set you up with everything required to make it work.The crew is very knowledge and will save you time.
    tony  Aug 05, 2020
    Is android auto wireless or does it have to be plugged in?
    joshua  Jul 14, 2020
    5 answers
    Correction to previous answer - The Android device must be plugged in via USB for Android Auto to work.
    joe  Jul 14, 2020
    The radio and Android device communicate via Bluetooth and, as long as the two are paired and functioning, the connection is automatic. The connection can also be established manually so if the device isn't available when the radio is turned on (i.e. not close enough, remote start, dead battery, etc.) you can attempt to re-connect the two using the menu.
    joe  Jul 14, 2020
    Has to be plugged in for all the features to work. I believe at some point it will work over Bluetooth, but for now you have to plug in.
    jesse  Jul 14, 2020
    You have to plug in via USB.
    jason  Jul 14, 2020
    It has to be plugged in for full functionality but some stuff works wirelessly.
    nicholas  Jul 14, 2020
    Dose the wiring harness for the 2003 Ford Thunderbird connect the subwoofer?
    anthony  Jun 14, 2020
    1 answer
    I have a 2008 Tundra and purchased the recommended wiring harness with special module to operate steering wheel controls... works great. When you enter your vehicle during initial stereo selection, they're system guides you through recommended items for smooth installation. I also contacted the Crutchfield Techs with some questions. They have a great and very knowledgeable crew.
    tony  Jun 16, 2020
    My media files has cover art metadata. Would it be recognized and displayed? Or will I see a default generic cover?
    ngu808  Apr 25, 2020
    1 answer
    It depends on how you are playing it. It will not support Album art through Bluetooth but will through USB, CD or HD radio.
    casey  May 15, 2020 (Staff)
    Can I add a amplifier with some subs with this unit?
    daniel  Apr 22, 2020
    2 answers
    Oh yeah, you can add amps and subs. Unit has pre-outs and menu controls for adding stuff.
    joe  Apr 23, 2020
    greg  Apr 22, 2020
    My Honda Pilot has the rear entertainment system, will this integrate to that? I have a separate disc player that came with the vehicle
    marvin  Dec 23, 2019
    1 answer
    To answer this question, I really don't know the answers it. If Crutchfield should be able to answer it truthfully or you may call pioneer and asked that question. I strongly feel their maybe other system out their could be a far better what you have in your Honda. That will work and sound very good. The sound system sounds only as good to your ears. Good luck on your search. Happy holidays.
    gary  Dec 24, 2019
    jason  Nov 04, 2019
    3 answers
    My rear JBL club speaker is 5 1/2".
    gary  Dec 03, 2019
    Sorry took so long, 3" x 6", and corner to corner 6.8 viewing, 3 11/16" x 6 3/4" outside. I love this radio system on my truck, I also have the JBL club speakers, 6/15 in the doors and 5/14 in the back. I soldier my wires together, took a bit longer, I think it will pay off the long run. I know fellow coworkers also updated their truck and cars with this system and speaker, one of the even added a 50 watts amp to their that just blown my away, I don't need a amp, but maybe on day I might add one if I get bored, I had also see alpine now has a great system with amp that will fit in these cars and truck with out much mods, but the only thing I don't like about the alpine is no HD radio in the system. I hope this can answer your question I even took pictures but unable to down on this answer sheet, it is Crutchfield issue. I am glad i did installed this system.
    gary  Dec 03, 2019
    I am guessing you are asking for the overall dimensions of the screen should you do a modular install and that is 7 in. × 3-7/8 in. × 1-1/8 in.
    jason  Nov 13, 2019 (Staff)
    How long is the cable for the display? Is there an available extension cable to mount the display farther away from the main unit?
    kwok f michael  Sep 18, 2019
    3 answers
    Hi Mike, thank you for your question. The Pioneer DMH-C2500NEX does come with a 4 foot USB extension cable. We do carry the PAC USBDMA6 USB cable which is 6' long, instead of 4'. The PAC cable is fully compatible with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, but should not be used in conjunction with another USB extension cable if you are planning to use CarPlay or Android Auto. The PAC USBDMA6 should be plugged directly into the rear-panel USB port of your receiver (it will replace the USB extension that comes with your receiver; not designed to be used in conjunction with it). Chat with an Advisor online or by phone at 1-800-324-9695, they will be happy to answer any other questions you may have.
    jessica  Sep 26, 2019 (Staff)
    I recently installed this unit. I don't recall how long the cable was, but I'd say it was less than 6 inches. Unsure if they sell an extension cable.
    tim  Sep 26, 2019
    The one that comes with the unit is only long enough to mount the screen to the unit. Unsure if an extension cable is available.
    chris  Sep 26, 2019
    Would I need to cut my dash in a 2013 Toyota tundra to install this head unit?
    john m  Sep 14, 2019
    1 answer
    You would not need to cut the dash in the 2013 Tundras to install this receiver
    jason  Sep 24, 2019 (Staff)
    backup camera can I rig factory backup camera 2014 Nissan juke to this radio receiver?
    hasan  Sep 02, 2019
    2 answers
    This unit uses a female RCA jack as its backup camera input. If your camera has a male RCA output you can simply plug it into the Pioneer. If your camera doesn't use an RCA jack, you'll need to find some kind of adaptor.
    alan  Sep 12, 2019
    the receiver has a standard video input for the camera and it senses reverse by hooking up to your ODB2 port. If your car uses a standard cable and the camera is already powered through the cable then the answer would be yes. If you lose the power to the camera once you disconnect the cable then you will have some work to do.
    john  Sep 02, 2019
    Is Apple Carplay wireless or would it need to be plugged in via lightning cable?
    panda  Aug 07, 2019
    8 answers
    sorry we don't use with apple car play my son uses a android phone and it is all blue tooth
    russell  Aug 15, 2019
    Needs to be plugged in.
    jeffrey  Aug 07, 2019
    It needs to be plugged in via lightning cable. It also has the ability to play video from the iPhone but you also need a dual hdmi/ lightning cable adapter which Apple sells but not necessary if you are not playing video
    rashaun  Aug 07, 2019
    It's needs a cable. Great unit.
    joe  Aug 07, 2019
    It has to be plugged in. It is not wireless.
    david  Aug 07, 2019
    It is not wireless. I use a lightning cable for Carplay.
    philip  Aug 07, 2019
    According to the Operation Manual on page 51, Apple CarPlay works through the USB cable and is not wireless.
    thomas p  Aug 07, 2019
    You will need to plug your iPhone in.
    jesse  Aug 07, 2019
    Can I connect the factory backup camera on a 2018 f250 to this unit?
    robert  Jul 26, 2019
    3 answers
    I'm not sure. My car was not equipped with a factory camera. I purchased an aftermarket back-up camera from Amazon to mate with this radio.
    rodney  Aug 01, 2019
    That would depend on if you can find and isolate the video and power wires of the oem camera from the vehicles harness.
    allyn  Jul 27, 2019
    I connected my stock camera on my 2009 F-150. It should work fine. You would have to buy a male RCA cable and splice it to the camera cable if it's not RCA... Besides that, mine has been great..
    ibrahin  Jul 26, 2019
    Will this unit mirror my smart phone screen and audio?
    richard c  Jul 14, 2019
    2 answers
    It uses Apple CarPlay so it's not mirroring the screen as it would on, say, an Apple TV. It does give you a touch interface with select apps that have CarPlay capability so that the experience is similar to that of your phone, but not exactly the same.
    kole  Jul 15, 2019
    Not that I have discovered. Runs apps in unit itself.
    matt  Jul 14, 2019
    I have a factory XM turner already in my 2014 Wangler. Do I need to purchase the SiriusXM SXV300V1 Tuner also to get XM to work with this head unit?
    joseph  May 25, 2019
    1 answer
    Joe, I just purchased this Pioneer for my JKU 2016. It did not support Nav or Satellite Radio. I was fine with this as I could get both options via my phone. The Pioneer is far better than the UConnect 430N that came with my Jeep.
    michael  Jun 05, 2019
    Can this radio control an ipod?
    christian  May 24, 2019
    1 answer
    Yes, also an iPhone as well. There is a drop down menu that allows you to choose iPod,hd radio,Spotify, pandora or aux
    peter  May 24, 2019
    just put one of these in my 06 scion xB. Nice sound, but some what confusing interface, at least with android. My biggest problem is that I cannot figure out how to use android auto navigation and listen to the radio at the same time. I can llisten to Pandora or Spotify, but when I switch to HD radio, I lose Android auto. It is like I have to choose one or the other. Has anyone figured this out?
    tim  May 16, 2019
    1 answer
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. 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.
    kristina  May 23, 2019 (Staff)
    Will this work for the 2011 Genesis 4.6 sedan?
    mark  Apr 18, 2019
    2 answers
    Enter your make model and year and search double din stereo's This stereo has a small rear component so it should fit your vehicle I love it make sure to order the ready harness. just plug it in and it works fine no splicing wires
    paul  Apr 23, 2019
    according to Crutchfield vehicle list it should fit if equiped with premium audio. I would recommend going to site and selecting vehicle type and stereo options. It will list available systems. You can also CHAT with an audio expert. That's what I did before purchasing. They are extremely helpful before and after purchase. BTW, it's a very nice stereo which will work with a backup camera. My truck didn't have a camera, I ended up purchasing that as well. What ever system you decide on, make sure to get the harnesses and any module required to connect to exidting wiring in car. It's unbelievably simple to install. Grab a bee,r wire the harness to the stereo harness in dining table. remove old stereo and plug it in. The Techs will set you up with everything you need... awesome service. hope that helped
    tony  Apr 18, 2019
    Curious if I can add an Android app such as Torque Pro to monitor my Diesel truck to this unit, or do I need to look at a different unit?
    steven  Mar 18, 2019
    2 answers
    This receiver can use android auto but if your question is about adding an app to Carplay then the answer is only yes if the app is designed to be added to carplay. THe app is probably not designed that way.
    john  Sep 02, 2019
    I have an 09 f150 using this radio with the idata link and monitors mone through the obd ll
    scott  Mar 18, 2019

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