DMH-C2500NEX

Modular 6.8'' Multimedia Receiver with Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, Built-in Bluetooth®, and SiriusXM-Ready™

  • Apple CarPlay Compatible
  • Android Auto Compatible
  • WebLink® Compatible
  • Spotify®, Works with Pandora®, SiriusXM Ready
  • HD Radio™
  • Selectable Parking Assist Guidelines

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Pioneer's NEX or Networked Entertainment eXperience line of receivers features an innovative and powerful new user interface that is responsive and highly customizable. The NEX models are designed especially for today's smartphone driven lifestyle.

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Modular Solutions

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.

* Sub-chassis remote installation may require either the RD-RGB150A or CD-RGB150E accessory, sold separately.

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Apple CarPlay

The DMH-C2500NEX 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.

Learn More from: Apple + Pioneer Car Global

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Android Auto

The DMH-C2500NEX 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.

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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 DMH-C2500NEX 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-C2500NEX 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)**.

Other features include the ability to browse music libraries on smartphones wirelessly.

*Search functions vary by phone.
**Call quality depends on wireless provider’s support of HFP 1.6.

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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 DMH-C2500NEX, 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-C2500NEX and take your music to the next level.

For more information and to sign up for a free account, visit pandora.com.

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Spotify App Control®

With Spotify being a dedicated A/V source on the DMH-C2500NEX, 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.

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

The AVH-W4500NEX 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.

With HD Radio, you'll also see song titles, album art, and station information and be able to tag new discoveries.

For a complete list of HD Radio stations currently broadcasting in the United States:

HD Radio Stations

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Your Favorite Stations Wherever You Go, Wherever You Are


The DMH-C2500NEX 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.

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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.

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USB Direct Control for iPod/iPhone


Pioneer's DMH-C2500NEX 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.

* Requires iPhone 5 or newer. Compatibility with unit and operations may vary depending on iOS version

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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.

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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.

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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.

Availability of non-Pioneer content and services, including apps and connectivity, may change without notice due to changes in operating systems, firmware or app versions; changes to, restrictions on or discontinuation of the service or service plans; non-Pioneer hardware changes; or other events.

Display
  • 6.78", 16:9
  • WVGA (800 x 480)
  • Clear Resistive
  • 5 Display Colors, 112-Key Colors
  • 13-Backgrounds
Bluetooth®
  • HFP 1.6
  • AVRCP 1.6
Tuner
  • 18 FM, 6 AM
Smartphone Integration
  • Wired USB connection
  • Wired USB connection
  • iPhone, Android
  • iPhone, Android
  • Pandora, Spotify
Digital Media Playback
  • USB
  • USB
  • USB
  • USB
  • USB
  • USB
  • USB
  • USB
  • USB
  • USB
  • USB
Audio
  • 3 (4V)
  • MOSFET 50 W x 4
  • 13-Band
  • 24-Bit
  • Auto/Manual
  • HPF/LPF
Expandability
  • Single, Rear (1.5 Amp)
  • Rear
  • 1 (Audio/Video)
General
  • Fixed
  • optional
  • English, Chinese (Simplified), French, Spanish, Portuguese
  • 1 Year
Date Description
Feb 28, 2019
DMH-C2500NEX FW-Update v8.04
Version v8.04
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