9" - Amazon Alexa, Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay™, Bluetooth® - Multimedia Digital Media Receiver
- 9" Modular Display
- 1-DIN Separate Installation Chassis (Hide-away)
- HD Screen
- Amazon Alexa Built-in
- Apple CarPlay™ (Wired, Wireless)
- Android Auto™ (Wired, Wireless)
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.
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.
Over-the-Air Firmware Updates
Pioneer delivers its first feature-driven “over the air” software update for newer NEX radios with 9 or 10.1-inch screens. Over-the-Air updates will provide your Pioneer in-dash receiver with the latest up to date firmware and feature updates using the CarAVAssist app. Enjoy the convenience of wireless updates while eliminating the hassle of transferring data files through a USB thumb drive. The CarAVAsssist app is free to download for both iPhone and Android devices.
Apple CarPlay® split-screen support
If you’ve ever wanted to control two apps simultaneously when using Apple CarPlay®, get excited for Pioneer’s first feature-driven “over the air” software update, highlighting split-screen mode for select NEX in-dash receivers. *
Apple CarPlay® can do a lot more than just deliver driving directions. Split-screen mode enables you to simultaneously display and control both the Apple CarPlay® UI and the receiver’s menu for your secondary source at the same time, on one screen. This function is useful when you want to access your music content (i.e., HD Radio or USB) while navigating through Apple CarPlay®, without having to toggle back and forth.
Pioneer’s intuitive split-screen mode also allows different configurations you can switch between by tapping the switch key icon. Display your current or last app in full screen, view several apps in split-screen mode, customizable widget sizes for easy viewing, or view the home screen with access to all your apps.
Split-screen mode allows seamless operation for various function on the same screen to personalize features and customize menu settings. The NEX in-dash receiver when interfaced with a Metra Axxess or iDataLink Maestro RR/RR2 module (sold separately) offers smart vehicle integration solutions to retain and control settings that would otherwise be lost after replacing the factory head unit, including HVAC functions, audio controls on the steering wheel, gauges, heated/cooled seats, visual parking assistance, and more, without fully exiting the Apple CarPlay® UI.
* Upgrading to the newest version firmware on your device is required for Apple CarPlay® split-screen support on 10.1” & 9” models only (In USA & Canada: DMH-WT8600NEX, DMH-WT7600NEX, DMHWT86NEX, DMH-WT76NEX, DMH-WC6600NEX).
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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.
* Sub-chassis remote installation may require either the RD-RGB150A or CD-RGB150E accessory, sold separately.
** Metra Electronics Radio Install Kits sold separately through Authorized Metra Electronics Dealers. Visit www.metraonline.com.
The DMH-WC6600NEX in-dash receiver features the latest automotive connectivity solutions, including Amazon Alexa Built-in. With Alexa, users can talk to Amazon Alexa directly through the Pioneer DMH-WC6600NEX receiver. With Alexa, you can ask to play music via your favorite streaming service like Spotify, hear the news, check the weather, control smart home devices, and more. Alexa lives in the cloud, so it’s always getting smarter, adding new capabilities that are delivered to compatible devices automatically. Using Alexa with the Pioneer units is simple and hands-free – just ask, and Alexa will respond instantly.
Visit www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Car/Alexa to learn more including the latest features, apps, and language support for Alexa compatible Pioneer in-dash receivers.
Wireless or wired, the choice is yours
The DMH-WC6600NEX 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 DMH-WC6600NEX 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.
Now you no longer need to worry about taking your smartphone out of your bag or your pocket before you get into your car.
The DMH-WC6600NEX 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-WC6600NEX 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.
The Pioneer DMH-WC6600NEX in-dash receiver is compatible with the CarAVAssist App, which supports home screen customization and other functions. You can bookmark websites that you want to enjoy in your car while parked, register your favorite sports teams to receive real-time game updates, make notifications settings for your smartphone, and more. The app also allows you to customize your receiver's home screen, including adding your own background image, and easily perform OTA Firmware Updates. Visit www.pioneerelectronics.com/CarAVAssist for a list of all compatible models.
Download the Pioneer CarAVAssist app on the Apple® App Store and Google Play.
More Music. More Stations. More Features. Digital Sounds. No Subscriptions.
The DMH-WC6600NEX 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:
Your Favorite Stations Wherever You Go, Wherever You Are
The DMH-WC6600NEX 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-WC6600NEX 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-WC6600NEX receiver plus touchscreen control over key factory audio features.
The DMH-WC6600NEX 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.
*Images will vary dependent on AV receiver and camera system
The Metra Axxess Data Interface (sold separately) allows retaining and adjustments of your personalized features and customized menu settings through the DMH-WC6600NEX receiver.
The Metra Axxess Data Interface with plug-n-play harness allows vehicle information and customized settings to be displayed on the DMH-WC6600NEX. Interfacing with the Metra Axxess offers smart vehicle integration solutions to retain and control settings that would otherwise be lost after replacing the factory head unit, including HVAC functions, audio controls on the steering wheel, gauges, and more.
Back Up Camera Input Ready*
Back Up Camera input enables you to add a rear-view camera, with the system automatically switching to a full-screen image of the rear view when the car is placed in reverse gear. The full-screen image returns to the source screen last in use when the vehicle is taken out of reverse gear.
*Rear visibility systems (backup cameras) are required under federal regulations in certain new vehicles according to a phase-in schedule that began on May 1, 2016. Owners of vehicles equipped with compliant rear visibility systems should not install or use this product in a way that alters or disables that system’s compliance with applicable regulations. If you are unsure whether your vehicle has a rear visibility system subject to these regulations, please contact the vehicle manufacturer or dealer.
Second Camera Input
The DMH-WC6600NEX has an additional input where you can add a second camera. The second camera view can be activated at any time and has many potential uses including monitoring a tow vehicle, providing a side view for better lane visibility, or as an alternate rear view if the vehicle’s backup camera view isn’t available. Downloading the latest firmware allows the camera to show inverse perspective mapping for additional installation flexibility. This feature comes in handy when positioning a second camera on another area of the vehicle for a mirror imaging perspective from left to right.
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-WC6600NEX 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-WC6600NEX 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.
Hi-Res Audio File Playback via USB
Enjoy High-Resolution Audio music playback just as the musicians intended with higher than CD quality. With the Pioneer NEX DMH-WC6600NEX you can play up to 5.6 MHz DSD (Direct Stream Digital) files, and up to 192 kHz/24-bit WAV and FLAC files from an MSC formatted USB device.
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 such as the 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.
What’s in the Box
- Touchscreen monitor
- Source unit (10A fuse)
- Wiring harness
- Preout/AV harness
- 58" USB-C extension cable
- USB-C to USB-A adapter
- Remote control (CXE5116)
- CR2025 (3)V battery (pre-installed in remote)
- Microphone w/ bracket (attached 10' cable terminated by a right-angle 2.5mm connector)
- GPS antenna (attached 11.5' cable)
- Self-adhesive square
- (3) Self-adhesive clips
- Two-sided tape
- (2) Mounting brackets
- 20 Various Installation Screws
- Quick Start Guide
- Installation Manual
- "About Alexa Built-In" note
- Warranty Information
- "Caution" note
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.
- 22 W x 4-Channel
- 50 W x 4-ch 4 ohm / 50 W x 2-ch 4 ohm 70 W X 1-ch (subwoofer) 2 Ohm
- 14 W RMS x 4-ch 4 ohm
- 5 display colors, 112 key colors
- Modular, Non-DIN
- Automatic with vehicle illumination, Timer Controlled, Manual
- HD (1280 x 720)
- Built In, Aritist experience, Multicasting
- 18 FM, 6 AM
- Built In
- Wireless Connection or Wired USB Connection
- Wireless Connection or Wired USB Connection
- Android / Apple iOS
- With Apple CarPlay or Android Auto
- CarAVAssist Android, CarAVAssist iPhone
- iPhone Only
- With Apple CarPlay or Android Auto
- Tethering, WiFi Hotspot
Digital Media Playback
- MP3 Audio Playback / WMA Audio Playback / WAV Audio Playback (Hi-Res) / AAC Audio Playback / FLAC Audio / Playback (Hi-Res) / DSD Audio Playback (Hi-Res)
- .avi / .mpg/mpeg / .divx / .mp4 / .3gp / .mkv / .flv / .wmv/.asf / .m4v / H.263 / H.264 / .ts/.m2ts/.mts
- BMP / JPEG / PNG
- MOSFET 50 W x 4
- HPF/Band Pass/LPF
- 13 Band
- 24 Bit
- Built In
- iDatalink® Maestro™ - RR, iDatalink® Maestro™ - RR2, Metra Axxess
- Rear, Type-C (5 V, 3.0 Amp)
- 5s and newer
- Backup Camera Dedicated
- AUX (Minijack)
- A/V or 2nd Camera
- HDMI Micro (Type D)
- English, French, Spanish Portuguese, Chinese (Simplified)
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DMH-WC6600NEX FW-Update v 3.0
Warning: Installing the wrong firmware can cause irreversible damage. To confirm you in-dash receivers current firmware version, click the Update Instructions link below.Download
1 Android Auto Wireless or Android Auto may not be available on all devices.
2 Certain Alexa functionality is dependent on smart home technology.
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