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Pioneer AVIC-W8500NEX Flagship In-Dash Navigation AV Receiver with 7" WVGA Capacitive Touchscreen Display-AVIC-W8500NEX

Model #: AVIC-W8500NEX
370404
Pioneer
At a Glance

Pioneer's NEX or Networked Entertainment eXperience line of receivers features a responsive and highly customizable user interface. The NEX models are designed especially for today's smart phone driven lifestyle.

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  • Android Auto™ Wireless and Android Auto compatible
  • Apple CarPlay® compatible using either wireless or wired connection
  • WebLink® Compatible
  • Built-in, highly detailed turn-by-turn navigation with real-time traffic
  • Selectable Parking Assist Guidelines

Wireless or wired, the choice is yours

The AVIC-W8500NEX supports a cable free connection between your smartphone and the receiver using Wi-Fi® wireless connectivity. Now compatible with both Android Auto Wireless (available on Google Pixel and Nexus devices)¹ and Android Auto over USB, the AVIC-W8500NEX makes it easier than ever to connect. Android Auto¹ makes it easier to access your favorite navigation, media and communication apps on the road while minimizing distractions.

Compatibility with Apple CarPlay supports connecting to an iPhone® device using either a wireless connection or a wired USB connection.

Android Auto

The AVIC-W8500NEX also features Android Auto, which extends the Android platform into the car in a way that’s purpose-built for driving. Android Auto automatically brings you useful information and organizes it into simple cards that appear just when they’re needed. It’s designed to minimize distraction so you can stay focused on the road ahead.

Android Auto is compatible with Android phones running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) or later. Android Auto may not be available on all devices.

Apple CarPlay

The AVIC-W8500NEX features Apple CarPlay, the smarter, safer and more fun way to use your iPhone® in the car. Apple CarPlay gives iPhone users an incredibly intuitive way to make calls, use Maps, listen to music, and verbally send and listen to messages with just a word or a touch. Apple CarPlay requires iPhone 5 or newer with the latest version of iOS.

Dual Back Up Camera Input Ready

Dual Back up Camera inputs enable you to add a reverse (rear facing) camera and front facing camera that can assist with front and rear visibility, towing, or parking.

Future of Navigation

In addition to the Q2-18 mapping and turn-by-turn directions to a large database of Points-of-Interest, such as restaurants, gas stations and ATMs,. Pioneer's built-in navigation models offer detailed, reliable traffic and route guidance information to help you get where you want to go.

Hands-Free Calling and Audio Streaming

Stay safe and obey local hands-free laws with built-in Bluetooth (HFP). Easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the AVIC-W8500NEX without having to go through complicated settings. When a registered Bluetooth device is in proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically pairs the two units.

From hands-free calling, wireless audio streaming (A2DP) with artist, album, and song search*, simple pairing, and control audio (AVRCP profile), Bluetooth® wireless technology has made life in the vehicle much more convenient.

The AVIC-W8500NEX with Bluetooth also includes superior call quality reception using Wideband Speech Handsfree Profile 1.6. Wideband Speech nearly doubles the bandwidth of frequencies of a normal Bluetooth call (when compared to calls without Wideband Speech)**.

A Better-Than-Ever Listening Experience

Pandora is personalized internet radio that is designed to help you discover new music that you'll love mixed in with music that you already know. With the AVIC-W8500NEX, you can enjoy superior sound quality and full control of the Pandora experience in your car directly from the touchscreen display of the receiver. You are able to give tracks "thumbs up" or "thumbs down," bookmark a song so you can purchase it later, easily switch between your personalized radio stations, and view full track data and album art.

Pandora is compatible with Apple iOS, as well as Android devices that support the Bluetooth Serial Port Profile (SPP). Simply download the free Pandora Radio app to your iPhone or Android device, connect to the AVIC-W8500NEX and take your music to the next level.

Power of Siri® Eyes Free

Users of an iPhone® with Siri can take advantage of Siri Eyes Free functionality. With a simple touch of the NEX touchscreen, Siri starts listening through the NEX unit's external microphone and answers your questions and requests over the vehicle's speakers, helping you keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel.

Navigate with Confidence

The AVIC-W8500NEX offers a comprehensive map database from HERE® covering the entire United States (including Alaska and Hawaii), Canada, and Puerto Rico, enabling users to route to millions of destinations.

As a component of the Naviextras feature, the AVIC-W8500NEX ensures that you have the most recent map database available for this receiver at the time of purchase.

Total Traffic and Weather Network

The built-in traffic tuner provides real-time traffic data for over 90 major cities in North America, including Canada. Check your commute route in advance or re-route to your destination to avoid traffic congestion.

There is no subscription cost and no annoying on-screen advertisements. With our traffic tuner, now you are ready to navigate stress-free!

Your Favorite Stations Wherever You Go, Wherever You Are

The AVIC-W8500NEX is SiriusXM- Ready® so you can get over 140 channels, including commercial-free music, plus the best sports and live events, comedy, news, exclusive talk and entertainment. SiriusXM programming is received through the SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (sold separately, SiriusXM subscription required).

More Music. More Stations. More Features. Digital Sounds. No Subscriptions.

The AVIC-W8500NEX features a built-in HD Radio™ tuner, which allows you to enjoy your radio in an all-new way. Besides broadcasting in clear digital quality, many stations offer extra local FM channels so you can enjoy more music, news, and sports – all 100% subscription FREE! Your FM stations now with near CD-quality sound (on single channel stations), AM stations now in stereo and sounding like FM stations, and crystal-clear reception with no audio distortion.

Dual Zone Entertainment

The AVIC-W8500NEX allows rear seat passengers to enjoy audio or video content on additional rear seat monitors and headphones, even while the front passenger and driver listen to audio from other sources or operate navigation functions simultaneously.

iDataLink Maestro

Keep your factory features and expand your level of in-vehicle connectivity with Pioneer NEX and iDatalink Maestro RR. When your AVIC-W8500NEX receiver is installed in a compatible vehicle using the iDatalink Maestro RR interface (sold separately), you’ll be able to enjoy the performance and features of the AVIC-W8500NEX receiver plus touchscreen control over key factory audio features.

USB Direct Control for iPhone

Pioneer's AVIC-W8500NEX is ready to roll with direct connectivity to your iPhone* for music and video via USB. Song, artist, time and album information are beautifully displayed on the touchscreen.

The system's wired USB connection provides direct digital signal transfer from the device for clean, clear sound while providing 1.5 amp of current to keep your iPod/iPhone charged.

Enhanced User Interface

More advanced than ever before, NEX features a responsive, powerful and intuitive touchscreen user interface that is easy to use and highly customizable. Clearly, NEX is designed specifically for today’s smartphone and tablet-driven lifestyle. The NEX user interface has been updated with easy side-by-side layout customization, play/pause skip operation and larger album artwork.

Stay Connected

Connect your compatible iOS or Android™ smartphone with NEX for a truly connected experience, bringing many of your favorite apps right into the dashboard and letting you communicate using advanced high-quality Bluetooth connectivity.

All NEX models feature built-in Bluetooth® that enables both hands-free calling and audio streaming. Including the latest Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.6) with Wideband Speech capability, NEX provides more natural sound quality and details during calls. When streaming music, NEX even lets you browse and select the media stored on your smartphone using the AVRCP 1.6 profile.

Sound Quality for All

Your car and your music are as unique as you are. With a Pioneer NEX in-dash receiver, sound quality features like built-in Auto EQ and Time Alignment, 13-Band Graphic Equalizer with touch panel swipe settings and built-in high/low pass crossover with adjustable points and slopes provide you with the controls to tailor the listening experience to your vehicle and listening preferences. The CD-MC20 microphone is required for Auto EQ features and is sold separately.

Your love of high-res audio does not need to stop at the front door. Enjoy FLAC files in your vehicle without the need to convert. Pioneer's NEX in-dash receivers were the first in the industry to offer playback of files encoded as high-res FLAC up to 192kHz/24 bit and provide playback output at CD quality. With Pioneer, your high-res FLAC is no longer confined to your home hi-fi system - put your music on the move.

Caution: Read the operation manual as well as all instructions and cautions before use. Pay attention to the road, limit glances to the device, and do not use any feature if it cannot be operated both safely and legally in your location and environment. Distracted driving may result in serious injury, including death. Certain functions such as video playback and keyboard input are restricted through a parking brake interlock system.

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Specifications

General

Screen Size/Aspect Ratio6.94", 16:9
TouchscreenCapacitive
Motorized DisplayYes
Display Off ModeYes
Display Customization13 Backgrounds, Splash Screen
Brightness ControlYes
ResolutionWVGA (800 x 480)
LED BacklightYes
Last Angle MemoryYes
Color Customization5 Display Colors, 112 Key Colors
Dimmer Setting (ON/OFF)Yes
Home Screen Shortcuts CustomizationYes
Map Data (Flash Memory)16 GB
Points-of-Interest (POIs)Approx. 12.4 Million
3D LandmarksYes
Display Modes3 Views (2D Heading-Up, 2D North-Up, 3D View)
Text-to-Speech (TTS) Voice Guidance with Street NamesEnglish, Spanish, French
Lane InformationYes
Multiple Driver ProfilesYes
Map ProviderHERE (Q2-18
Coverage AreaUS, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, Puerto Rico
3D City MapYes
Navigation Menu LanguageNavigation Menu Language: English(US), Spanish(Mexican), French(Canadian), Portuguese (Brazilian), Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English(UK), Finnish, Flemish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Estonian, Greek, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Turkish, Ukrainian, Arabic, English(Australian), English (Indian), Hebrew
Enhanced Junction View & Realistic Road SignsYes
Free Lifetime Traffic by Total Traffic NetworkYes
RDS-TMC Traffic TunerBuilt-in
Built-In Bluetooth®Yes
Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP)AVRCP 1.6
Secure Simple Pairing (SSP)Yes
Sound Retriever AirYes
Hands-Free Profile (HFP)HFP 1.6
Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)Yes
Serial Port Profile (SPP)Yes
SiriusXM-Ready™ (tuner sold separately)Yes
SiriusXM Album-Art DisplayYes
HD Radio Artist Experience®Yes
Presets18 FM, 6 AM
Local Seek TuningYes
Supertuner® IIIDYes
SiriusXM Tune Start & Tune ScanYes
Built-in HD Radio™Yes
HD Radio MulticastingYes
Best Station Memory (BSM)Yes
RDSYes
Voice ControlYes
Android Auto™Wired USB connection
MiracastYes
Pandora® ControliPhone, Android
WebLink®iPhone, Android
Apple CarPlay™Wireless connection or wired USB connection
Siri® Eyes FreeYes
Android Auto™ WirelessWireless connection
Pandora® Station CreationYes
Wireless ControlPandora
CD/CD-R/RW PlaybackYes
WMA Audio PlaybackDVD, CD, SD, USB
WAV Audio PlaybackSD, USB
DVD/DVD-R/RW/DVD-Video PlaybackYes
MPEG-2 Video PlaybackDVD, CD
AVI/DivX Video PlaybackDVD, CD
JPEG Photo Slideshow ViewerSD/USB
MP3 Audio PlaybackDVD, CD, SD, USB
AAC Audio PlaybackDVD, CD, SD, USB
FLAC Audio PlaybackSD, USB
MPEG-1 Video PlaybackDVD, CD
MPEG-4 Video PlaybackDVD, CD, SD, USB
WMV Video PlaybackDVD, CD, SD, USB
RCA Preouts3 (4V)
Auto EQ (CD-MC20 required)Yes
Customizable Graphic Equalizer13-Band
Time Alignment (CD-MC20 required)Auto
3-Way Audio Network ModeYes
Listening Position SelectorYes
Built-in AmplifierMOSFET 50W x 4
Easy EQ (EEQ) Preset EqualizerYes
D/A Converter24-Bit
Crossover NetworkLPF, HPF
Subwoofer ControlYes
Advanced Sound RetrieverYes
HDMI® InputYes
SD/SDHC Memory Card SlotSD/SDHC/SDXC
Back-Up Camera InputYes
Dual Zone Rear-Seat EntertainmentYes
Wired Remote InputYes
Mini-jack AV Cable2 (Audio/Video)
USBDual, Rear (1.5 Amp)
AUX InputRear
Dual Camera InputYes
iDatalink® Maestro™Yes
Composite Video OutputYes
USB Direct Control for iPhone®Yes
Detachable Face SecurityFixed
Multi-Language DisplayEnglish, Chinese (Simplified), French, Spanish, Portuguese
2006 CEA CompliantYes
Remote ControlIncluded
Warranty (must be purchased from an Authorized Pioneer Dealer)1 Year

Misc. Specs

Product Weight5.57
Bluetooth CapableYes
Car Stereo Din SizeDouble
DVD PlayerYes
CD PlayerYes
Num Usb Port2
Android CapableYes
TouchscreenYes
Water ResistantNo
Aux InputYes
Screen Size (Measured Diagonally) (in.)6.2
Compatible DevicesAndroid/iOS
Preamp Voltage4 Volts
GPSYes
Faceplate StyleIn-Dash
Carplay CapableYes
Satellite Radio ReadyYes
ColorBlack
Voice ActivatedYes
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