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CD RDS Tuner with integrated DAB+ Digital Radio, Bluetooth, Mixtrax, iPod/iPhone and Android control, USB/Aux and 3 pre-outs

Made for iPod, iPhone

Front Aux-In
Front USB

Endless tunes from endless sources.

Designed to bring the connected lifestyle into your car, the DEH-X8500DAB not only plays back CDs; it also plays tunes from your iPod, iPhone, Android smartphone or USB stick. A front illuminated Aux-in and dual rear USB ports provide portable devices with direct connection to the tuner's sound system.

Enjoy App Control for selected apps. Connect your iPod, iPhone or Android smartphone* via USB and listen to your favourite music and streaming audio apps.

A built-in DAB+ tuner lets you explore thousands of new radio stations and additional sources of traffic-related services. You can pause play during calls or skip back to check song titles or repeat a track.

With MIXTRAX EZ on board, you can create non-stop, club-style mixes from your music, illuminating your dashboard with colour effects based on the beat of each song. Or liven up your in-car entertainment even more by matching the wide-angle, multi-colour RGB display and key illumination to your dashboard, favourite colour or mood.

Fully Bluetooth-enabled, you can also make hands-free calls, control specific apps and stream audio from compatible devices. SSP makes pairing to your device a breeze and ASR assures optimum audio quality while streaming.

With a MOSFET 50W x 4 amplifier set-up and high-grade audio parts inside, this tuner takes in-car audio to the next level. If that isn't enough, you can always use the 3 RCA pre-outs to hook up another stereo component, like an extra amp for the front and rear speakers or a subwoofer, for example.

* Android Media is currently compatible with Android v2.3 and previous versions that support USB Mass Storage Class specifications.

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Main featuresDEH-X8500DAB
Max. Power OutputMOSFET 50W x 4
Tuner• RDS (MID-2) FM/AM Tuner (24 preset stations)
• DAB+ Digital Radio (fully integrated)
Plays• CDs and CD-R / CD-RW
• MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC from CD-R / CD-RW / USB / SD
• Other music devices via the front USB / Aux-In
Front PanelRemovable
Display Illumination210,000 Colours RGB Colour customisation
Button IlluminationRGB Colour Customisation (210,000 Colours)
Remote ControlOptional Remote Control CD-SR110
Multi-Language DisplayEnglish / German / French / Spanish / Italian / Dutch / Russian
Displays Cyrillic CharactersYes
Music BrowserYes
iTunes TaggingYes
Accessories• Protective Case for Front Panel
• 1 x USB cable (1.5m)
• 1 x External Bluetooth mic
Aux-inFront, iIlluminated Aux-in
Direct Sub DriveYes
Wired Remote InputYes
High Voltage Output 4V
iPod Direct ControlYes
RCA Preout 3 (Front, Rear, Subwoofer)
USB Input2 x USB With iPod/iPhone Direct Control (Rear)
SD InputFront
Parrot Bluetooth ModuleYes
Handsfree TelephonyYes
Audio StreamingYes
Voice RecognitionYes (for iPhone and Android v2.3 phones)
Additional Bluetooth Features• Advanced Sound Retriever with BT Audio Support
• Android App control
iPod CompatibilityDEH-X8500DAB
Works with iPhoneYes
Compatible GenerationsFor more information. Please visit www.pioneer.co.uk/apple
Android CompatibilityDEH-X8500DAB
Android Media CompatibleYes
Compatible GenerationsAndroid Media is currently compatible with Android v2.3 and previous versions that support USB Mass Storage Class specifications
Supported FunctionsAndroid App control via Bluetooth / USB
Tuner FeaturesDEH-X8500DAB
DAB+ FunctionsTimeshift and Live Pause functions *

* Requires optional DAB antenna AN-DAB1
Radio Data System (RDS)Yes
Traffic AnnouncementYes
Best Stations Memory (BSM)Yes
Auto Alternative Frequency SearchYes
Auto/Manual Frequency SearchYes
PTY Search Yes
CD Player FeaturesDEH-X8500DAB
CD TextYes
MP3 Text DisplayYes
Last Position MemoryYes
Random PlayYes
Advanced Sound RetrieverYes
Graphic Equaliser5-Band Graphic Equalizer
High Pass FilterYes
Low Pass FilterYes
Source Level Adjuster (SLA)Yes