News: Pioneer – In-car entertainment experience perfected with true application connectivity on the road

Pioneer Electronics, a leader in aftermarket car electronics, today announced the launch of its newest flagship Multimedia receiver model – the AVH-X8650BT – along with an enhanced user interface. Packed with a host of connectivity features, drivers can look forward to experiencing true superior connectivity through AppRadio Mode, Pioneer’s revolutionary app-control technology that allows users to directly access compatible mobile applications right from the car dashboard, without having to touch their smartphones.

These include access to a wide range of popular navigation, music and social applications used today.

With improved compatibility, users can connect their latest smartphones running on Android™ platforms (2.3.6 and above for compatible Android phones) as well as Apple™’s latest iPhones (5S®, 5C®) and mobile operating system iOS7® to the new Pioneer AVH-X8650BT. Plus, with its 7-inch, wide screen, super slim borders and sleek touch control panel, in-car entertainment has never looked better.


  1. Embrace true Smartphone connectivity with AppRadio mode

Boasting the widest range of connectivity options in the market through AppRadio Mode, the AVH-X8650BT offers users the flexibility of easy set-up, all through a one-stop fuss-free menu. All compatible apps are optimized for Pioneer’s enhanced user interface, making control from the screen much faster and more responsive compared to other app-mirroring connectivity options currently available in the market that might produce syncing and compatibility issues.

Pioneer’s dedicated AppRadio Development Centre frequently works with 3rd party app developers to ensure a smooth seamless integration of their apps with its receivers, thus making true app connectivity a reality that is exclusive to their users.

The AVH-X8650BT also offers the latest Bluetooth specifications (AVRCP 1.4) for high quality audio streaming through the phone, and users with compatible phones can browse their music playlist directly via bluetooth. With twice the bandwidth (at 16KHz) due to an updated Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.6), users can expect to enjoy clearer hands-free voice calls with better sound quality, and more responsive voice commands.

  1. Extensive selection of navigation, music and social media apps at your fingertips

Over 30 compatible apps have been fully integrated with Pioneer’s AppRadio Mode, giving users access to popular apps including Waze (social navigation), CarMediaPlayer (music) and Maxthon Mobile (web browser). At the simple touch or swipe of a finger, they get to view their social media updates, track their location on a map, and even stream their favourite videos right from the dashboard. 

  1. Delivering quality music and videos with extended audio capability 

Extensive range of compatible file formats

The AVH-X8650BT boasts compatibility with the most number of audio and Full HD video codecs in the market to date. Users will never have to compromise on the quality of their favourite shows and songs again.

Auto-Time Alignment for all speakers

For impeccable sound from the driver’s seat, the new time-alignment feature automatically estimates the delay from each speaker to the driver’s position and adjusts the speaker output, so that sound from all speakers reaches the driver’s ears in perfect sync. 

13-band intuitive graphic equalizer

Audiophiles will be glad to know that they can bring more flavour to their music with the newly updated 13-band graphic equaliser to suit the mood and genre of their best playlists. With the unique Advanced Touch slide operation feature, users simply drag a finger to change the EQ curve and audio characteristics of each song.

MIXTRAX improved with self-analysis

MIXTRAX, Pioneer’s proprietary music-analysis and music-mixing technology is now even more accessible on AVH-X8650BT which allows users to analyse their music for MIXTRAX directly from the receiver itself. After analysing their music, users can now automatically organise them into playlists by genre, tempo, artist, mood and more with the MIXTRAX Link Gate function.

  1. Intuitive GUIs and one-touch commands for an invigorating in-car experience

Easy-access home menu with large icons and app-to-home navigation with side control bar

With the AVH-X8650BT’s new intuitive user interface, users get to customise their favourite functions on the home menu. Once a phone is connected, users can simply switch between apps and the main menu in a snap, right from the receiver! This safety feature helps keep the driver’s eyes on the road.

  1. Customisable cosmetic features to exude personality

Customizable screen background, illumination and theme settings

With added customizable features in the receiver, users can change their screens to whatever suits their mood or style. Users can also customize the background screen with their own images, simply through a USB connector.


The Pioneer AVH-X8650BT Multimedia Receiver is now available at Pioneer authorized dealers, at a retail price of S$1,199 (incl.GST).

For the list of Pioneer Authorised Dealers, please visit the Pioneer Singapore website at
For latest updates, do visit the Pioneer Car Entertainment Facebook page at


Useful for techie drivers and those who’d want more from their in-car multimedia system, be in features or customizing.
Details as shared by Pioneer Singapore and Cohn & Wolfe.