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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 MVH-S501BS, you can enjoy superior sound quality and full control of the Pandora experience in your car directly from 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 Apple iOS and Android OS. Simply download the free Pandora Radio app to your smartphone, connect it to the MVH-S501BS via Bluetooth and take your music to the next level.
Pioneer Audio receivers feature built-in Bluetooth enabling both hands-free calling and audio streaming with the latest Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.6) and Wideband Speech capability. This allows you to experience more natural sound quality and details during calls. When streaming music, AVRCP 1.5 lets you browse and select the media stored on your smartphone.
Spotify gives you all the music you'll ever need. Find the songs you love instantly, or let Spotify play you something great. With support for Spotify, just connect your compatible smartphone to a Pioneer Car Stereo Receiver to fill your ride with everything from classic tracks to the latest hits. Premium subscription may apply.
The Pioneer ARC (Advanced Remote Control) app allows you to control select functions on your Pioneer receiver. Access functions including presets, fast forward and rewind, and artist and album search. Users can also adjust audio and Bluetooth settings.
Access music on your smartphone directly from the Pioneer receiver. Search for Artist, Albums and Songs using Pioneer's intuitive interface. With Pioneer receivers you can also access and control select music and radio apps on your smartphone.
AOA 2.0 enables Android owners to play music streaming apps and control basic functionality, Play/Pause and Skip Song, using the buttons of the receiver. The new feature requires the Android device to be running Android 4.1 or newer and be plugged into the receiver via the USB connection on the front of the unit.
MIXTRAX® is an innovative Pioneer technology that creates a nonstop mix of your music library complete with a range of DJ-inspired effects. Drawing from Pioneer’s 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 or USB device, 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 nonstop 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.
The MVH-S501BS 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 the 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.
Users of Android devices runing operating system 4.0 or later can connect to the MVH-S501BS to listen to music stored on their device without the need for an app. The process is made possible using Media Transfer Protocol (MTP). MTP allows the 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.
The receiver also includes the USB Auto Switch feature so when the phone is connected via USB the listener has the option to choose whether the receiver uses the phone as a source, or just charges the device.
Dual-zone color illumination allows you to customize the color of the text on-screen as well as select another color for the button illumination so you can express your personality right in your dash. Over 210,000 colors are available for an endless number of color combinations to match the illumination in any vehicle. The 10-level brightness control allows you to customize the brightness of your screen. This adjustment can be made with 10 levels of brightness allowing you to adjust the MIXTRAX and illumination settings to your liking.
Pioneer Car Stereo Receivers upgrade in-car audio with amazing sound reproduction with their ability to play FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) files, which are 50-60% smaller than WAV files yet retain the integrity of the original sound sources. FLAC playback at up to 44.1khz sampling frequency and 16-bit bitrate for files stored on a USB thumb drive.
|Display with LED Backlight||VA LCD (2-Line)|
|Dimmer Setting (On/Off)||Yes|
|Color Customization||210,000 Colors, Dual-Zone|
|Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP)||AVRCP 1.5|
|Secure Simple Pairing (SSP)||Yes|
|Hands-Free Profile (HFP)||HFP 1.6|
|Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)||Yes|
|Serial Port Profile (SPP)||Yes|
|Dual Phone Connection||Yes|
|SiriusXM-Ready™ (tuner sold separately)||Yes|
|Presets||18 FM, 6 AM|
|Local Seek Tuning||Yes|
|SiriusXM Tune Start & Tune Scan||Yes|
|Best Station Memory (BSM)||Yes|
|Pandora® Station Creation||Yes|
|Android™ Music Support||MTP/AOA 2.0|
|Siri® Eyes Free||Yes|
|MP3 Audio Playback||USB|
|AAC Audio Playback||USB|
|FLAC Audio Playback||USB|
|WMA Audio Playback||USB|
|WAV Audio Playback||USB|
|RCA Preouts||3 (4V)|
|Listening Position Selector||Yes|
|Built-in Amplifier||MOSFET 50W x 4|
|Customizable Graphic Equalizer||13-Band|
|Crossover Network||LPF, HPF|
|Advanced Sound Retriever||Yes|
|Wired Remote Input||Yes|
|USB Direct Control for iPhone®||Yes|
|Detachable Face Security||Full Detachment|
|Multi-Language Display||English, Spanish, French (Canadian)|
|Rotary Volume Control||Yes|
|Warranty (must be purchased from a Authorized Pioneer Dealer)||1 Year|
|Car Stereo Din Size||Single|
|Number of USB Ports||1|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 Year|
|Preamp Voltage||4 Volts|
|Satellite Radio Ready||Yes|