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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 1DIN or 2DIN 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** that make the Pioneer Modular Solutions receivers both cosmetically integrated and simple to install.
The DMH-C5500NEX 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.
The DMH-C5500NEX 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.
Stay safe and obey local hands-free laws with built-in Bluetooth (HFP). Easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the DMH-C5500NEX 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 DMH-C5500NEX 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)**.
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 DMH-C5500NEX, 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 DMH-C5500NEX and take your music to the next level.
With Spotify being a dedicated A/V source on the DMH-C5500NEX, you now have the ability to control content from the Spotify app on iPhone and Android devices. You can play, pause and skip tracks, and browse playlists, albums and radio stations on the go using the Pioneer controls. If you are a Spotify premium user (requires a monthly paid subscription), you can enjoy ad-free, high quality music and even download music and listen offline when there is no internet connection.
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.
The DMH-C5500NEX 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).
Simply connect a SiriusXM SXV300 tuner to the Pioneer receiver and receive additional features like TuneMix™, SportsFlash™ and Traffic and Weather Now™. To learn more or to purchase the tuner, visit SiriusXM.
Keep your factory features and expand your level of in-vehicle connectivity with Pioneer NEX and iDatalink Maestro RR. When your DMH-C5500NEX 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 DMH-C5500NEX receiver plus touchscreen control over key factory audio features.
The DMH-C5500NEX supports factory functions via the iDatalink Maestro RR interface including: Steering Wheel Controls, Media Player (including the factory AUX-in and USB ports), Hands-Free Telephone, Voice Commands, Satellite Radio, and Secondary Display Support.
Pioneer's DMH-C5500NEX 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.
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.
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.
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.
|Resolution||WVGA (800 x 480)|
|Color Customization||5 Display Colors, 112-Key Colors|
|Dimmer Setting (ON/OFF)||Yes|
|Home Screen Shortcuts Customization||Yes|
|Screen Size/Aspect Ratio||8", 16:9|
|Display Off Mode||Yes|
|Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP)||AVRCP 1.6|
|Secure Simple Pairing (SSP)||Yes|
|Dual Phone Connection||Yes|
|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 Display||Yes|
|HD Radio Artist Experience®||Yes|
|Presets||18 FM, 6 AM|
|Local Seek Tuning||Yes|
|SiriusXM Tune Start & Tune Scan||Yes|
|Built-in HD Radio™||Yes|
|HD Radio Multicasting||Yes|
|Best Station Memory (BSM)||Yes|
|Android Auto™||Wired USB connection|
|Pandora® Control||iPhone, Android|
|Wireless Control||Pandora, Spotify|
|Apple CarPlay™||Wired USB connection|
|Siri® Eyes Free||Yes|
|Pandora® Station Creation||Yes|
|Android™ Music Support||Yes|
|MP3 Audio Playback||USB|
|AAC Audio Playback||USB|
|FLAC Audio Playback||USB|
|MPEG-2 Video Playback||USB|
|AVI/DivX Video Playback||USB|
|JPEG Photo Slideshow Viewer||USB|
|WMA Audio Playback||USB|
|WAV Audio Playback||USB|
|MPEG-1 Video Playback||USB|
|MPEG-4 Video Playback||USB|
|WMV Video Playback||USB|
|RCA Preouts||3 (4V)|
|Auto EQ (CD-MC20 required)||Yes|
|Customizable Graphic Equalizer||13-Band|
|Time Alignment (CD-MC20 required)||Auto/Manual|
|3-Way Audio Network Mode||Yes|
|Advanced Sound Retriever||Yes|
|Built-in Amplifier||MOSFET 50 W x 4|
|Easy EQ (EEQ) Preset Equalizer||Yes|
|Listening Position Selector||Yes|
|USB||Single, Rear (1.5 Amp)|
|Back-Up Camera Input||Yes|
|Composite Video Output||Yes|
|USB Direct Control for iPhone®||Yes|
|Dual Camera Input||Yes|
|Wired Remote Input||Yes|
|Mini-jack AV Cable||1 (Audio/Video)|
|Detachable Face Security||Fixed|
|Multi-Language Display||English, Chinese (Simplified), French, Spanish, Portuguese|
|2006 CEA Compliant||Yes|
|Warranty (must be purchased from an Authorized Pioneer Dealer)||1 Year|
|Product Weight (lbs.)||3.96|
|Car Stereo Din Size||Double|
|Number of USB Ports||1|
|Screen Size (Measured Diagonally) (in.)||8|
|Preamp Voltage||4 Volts|
|Satellite Radio Ready||Yes|