The DEH-X4600BT CD receiver features Pioneer's MIXTRAX technology, built-in Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and audio streaming, USB direct control of an iPod® or iPhone®, USB access to music on Android devices (4.0 or later), and Pandora® radio ready for both iPhone and Android. In addition to an updated cosmetic design, model year 2014 CD receivers include updated feature enhancements like Bluetooth USB pairing and Siri® Eyes Free voice recognition compatiblity (for iPhone 4S and later).
KEEP THE PARTY GOING!
Keep the party going with MIXTRAX, an innovative Pioneer technology that creates a non-stop mix of your music library complete with a range of DJ-inspired effects. Drawing from Pioneers rich DJ heritage and our passion for music, MIXTRAX delivers a unique DJ infused listening experience to those in the car. MIXTRAX takes the music from an iPhone, iPod, USB device, or certain Android devices and plays it back with added transitions and effects, creating a virtual DJ inside the Pioneer receiver.
MIXTRAX makes automatic remixing of tracks extra-quick and easy. Simply connect your USB compatible device and listen as tracks are joined by various random sound effects in Non-Stop-Mix Play to keep the groove going in full swing.
MIXTRAX also features Club-Style Illumination that enhances the mood with a dynamic dance club-like lighting effect. As MIXTRAX begins, lights start pulsing to the beat of the music, adding an extra level of entertainment. Choose among multiple patterns of lighting variations from sound pressure level or low-pass synchronization modes.
HANDS-FREE CALLING AND AUDIO STREAMING
From hands-free calling, wireless audio streaming, simple pairing, and voice recognition, Bluetooth wireless technology has made life in the car much easier. Model year 2014 Pioneer CD receivers with Bluetooth include all these features and a couple more worth noting. The first is iPhone Bluetooth pairing via USB where the iPhone is connected to the Pioneer receiver with the appropriate USB cable. The user will then be prompted to pair with the receiver on the iPhone. Press OK and the iPhone is paired. This feature is great where there are multiple devices active and you are trying to search for and connect to a certain device.
New Pioneer CD receivers with Bluetooth also have added a Guest Mode which allows a user to add and replace a mobile device instantly to the receiver. Guest Mode is a great feature for a family vehicle with multiple drivers or a driver with multiple devices because it allows users to pair and delete devices easily without a lengthy registration or deletion process.
USE YOUR VOICE
The 2014 line of Pioneer CD receivers with Bluetooth wireless technology have the ability to utilize the voice recognition engine that is part of the operating system on a users smartphone. This feature is compatible with iOS devices that have voice recognition capability.
iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 users can take advantage of Siri® Eyes Free functionality with a touch of a button. When activated, Siri voice prompts play through the vehicles speakers and the users commands and questions are received and transmitted to the receiver using the external microphone. Siri Eyes Free provides access to many iPhone functions such as music selection; making phone calls; and listening to text message, calendar information, and reminders.
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 DEH-X4600BT, 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.
In-dash control for Pandora is compatible with iOS and Android devices. Simply download and open the free Pandora Radio app to your smartphone and connect it to the DEH-X4600BT and take your music to the next level. iOS devices require a wired connection using the CD-IU51 USB interface cable for 30-pin models (sold separately) or CD-IU52 USB interface cable for Lightning models (sold separately). Android devices need to be paired to the receiver via Bluetooth while the Pandora app is running.
USB DIRECT CONTROL FOR iPOD/iPHONE
Connect an iPod or iPhone to the DEH-X4600BT using the optional CD-IU51 interface cable for 30-pin models (sold separately) or CD-IU52 USB interface cable for Lightning models (sold separately) and enjoy the music stored on your device. Song, artist, time and album information are displayed on the LCD display. The Link Play feature helps you find content faster and the system's wired USB connection provides direct digital signal transfer from the device for clean, clear sound while providing 1 amp of current to keep your iPod/iPhone charged.
With App Mode you can enjoy listening and viewing the content on select compatible apps directly on the receiver's display from a connected iPhone or iPod Touch. Limited controls such as track forward or reverse may be executed from the receiver.
Note: Not all apps will be compatible with App Mode and App Mode will provide limited, if any, control over the app.
ANDROID MEDIA ACCESS
Users of Android devices running operating system 4.0 or later can connect and listen to music stored on their device to a compatible Pioneer CD receiver without the need for an app. The process is made possible using Media Transfer Protocol (MTP). MTP allows the Pioneer receiver to recognize the Android smartphone as a music storage device. Users can now access music via USB stored on an Android device and operate basic operations like FF, REW, Play, Pause, Random Play, and Repeat. Metadata information such as track, artist, and album name can be displayed.