Android & iPhone Integration
Remote & App Control
Bluetooth 4.0: The MVH-S600BS is equipped with built-in
Bluetooth 4.0, allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly
through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to
the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless
technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to
interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth
- Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.6 (Hands Free Profile),
PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
- Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.3 (Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile), AVRCP 1.5 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some
Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may
not support all features when used with the Pioneer MVH-S600BS.
Multi-Device Pairing w/ Dual Phone Connection: Up to five
Bluetooth-compatible devices can be paired to this receiver. You are even able
to keep two Bluetooth-enabled phones connected at the same time, so you can make
and receive calls from either phone through the head unit. You can only stream
music from one phone at a time; you will be able switch between the two phones
in the head unit's menu. Additional pairing features include -
- SSP (Simple Secure Pairing: With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you
can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the MVH-S600BS without having
to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings (your phone must also
- USB Pairing for iPhone: You can also pair your Apple
iPhone (iOS 5.0+) by simply connecting it to the Pioneer head unit via USB
and following a single prompt on the head unit's display.
- Guest Mode: "Guest Mode" allows you to add and replace
a 5th 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.
Hands-Free Communication (w/ External Mic): The MVH-S600BS
supports wireless hands-free communication (HFP/PBAB) for your Bluetooth enabled
mobile phone. And, thanks to the latest Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.6) with
wideband speech capability, the MVH-S600BS provides more natural sound quality
and details during wireless calls. The MVH-S600BS allows you to carry
on a phone conversation from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone using the head
unit's external microphone and your car audio speakers. During a conversation
you can adjust the volume, as well as switch between the Private Mode (talking
directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode.
- Answering A Call: During an incoming call, the head unit will
display the caller's information and an audible ring tone will be heard
through your vehicle's speaker. You can manually answer an incoming call or
have the unit automatically answer the call.
- Making A Call: Using the MVH-S600BS, you can dial a phone number
in one of the following ways -
- Phone Book: The phone book in your Bluetooth enabled
cellular phone will be transferred automatically when the phone is paired to
this unit. After finding the number you want to call in the phone book from
the head unit, you can select the entry and make the call. If a lot of
numbers are registered in the phone book, you can search for a phone number
by the contact person's name alphabetically.
- Presets: You can easily store up to six phone numbers
as presets for speed dialing.
- Call Log: The most recent calls dialed, received, and
missed are stored in memory. You can browse them and call numbers from these
- Voice Dialing (Siri):
When paired and connected with an iPhone 4S or later via Bluetooth, the
Pioneer head unit has the ability to access Siri through its front-panel
controls and external microphone. You'll be able
to dial a phone number or contact via voice command.
Wireless Audio Streaming: The Pioneer MVH-S600BS also
supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth
enabled audio player or smartphone. The head unit can stream music stored on
your Bluetooth enabled device or music apps you have downloaded on your device.
When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth
enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call.
- Music Control: In addition to basic playback functions
(Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat), the MVH-S600BS lets you browse
your stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, etc. (AVRCP 1.4 phones
only; which includes Android 4.0+ and iPhone 5.0+).
- Song/Artist Info: The head unit will also display
song/album/artist information from your Bluetooth device's stored music and
select music apps on your device.
Siri Eyes-Free Control: When paired and connected to an
iPhone with Siri via Bluetooth, the Pioneer MVH-S600BS has the
ability to access Siri through its front-panel controls and external microphone.
Simply press and hold head unit's phone key to engage Siri and use the included
microphone to communicate with Siri. Siri's voice will heard through your
vehicle's speakers. All Siri functions including hands-free calling, music
search, setting reminders, text-messaging, audible navigation, and more can be
done through the MVH-S600BS and its microphone. You can even ask Siri to get
directions to a destination and the turn-by-turn instructions will heard through
your vehicle's speakers, while the on-screen map still displays on your iPhone
with Siri. The head unit's audio is attenuated while Siri provides audible
Note: The head unit's front-panel LCD will only display
hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio information (all other functions of
Siri are only audible through the Pioneer digital media receiver; visual data will
still need to be viewed from your iPhone device)..
Android & iPhone Integration
Android Direct Connect via USB: The Pioneer MVH-S600BS
enables playback of stored music and music apps on select Android devices
through its front-panel USB port. There are two types of modes to choose from
based on your type of Android smartphone and what content you want to listen to.
- AOA 2.0 (w/ Pioneer ARC App): The Pioneer MVH-S600BS
supports Android Open Accessory 2.0 (AOA 2.0), which lets you connect your
Android smartphone (OS 4.1-7.1.2) to the MVH-S600BS's front-panel USB port and
listen to stored music and select music apps from your Android device
through the Pioneer receiver. You'll be able to control basic playback
functions such as Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track. By downloading the
Pioneer ARC App, you also be able to view song/artist information and
browse your Android smartphone's music library from the head unit's
front-panel controls. You can browse your stored music library by Playlist,
Artist, Song, Album, or Genre. You'll also still be able to access other
functions and applications from your Android smartphone's touchscreen, while
listening to music through the head unit. If you make a call or answer a
call from your smartphone while listening to music in this mode, the music
will pause until you are finished with the call and then start back up
- MTP (Media Transfer Protocol): The MVH-S600BS also
supports MTP for playback & control of stored MP3/WMA music files on your
Android (OS 4.0+) device through the Pioneer receiver's front-panel USB
port. In this mode, you get basic playback control (like Play/Pause &
Previous/Next Track), plus song/artist information on the receiver's LCD
screen. During MTP connection, you cannot use your Android smartphone's
touchscreen to control music playback and you cannot select music apps from
your smartphone for playback. However, you can continue to listen to stored
music on your Android smartphone through the head unit while you check your
Calendar, Facebook, Texts, etc on your phone.
Note: Not all Android devices are compatible with AOA 2.0
or MTP, regardless of operating system.
iPod/iPhone Direct Connect via USB: The Pioneer MVH-S600BS
supports audio playback of stored music & music apps on your Apple iPod/iPhone
(with Lightning connector), along with control and song/artist information
display through its front-panel USB port. You'll need an Apple Certified
Lightning-to-USB cable to make connection. From the head unit, you can browse
your iPhone's or iPod touch's music library by Artist, Album, Song, Genre,
Playlist, Composer, Podcast, or Audiobook (make sure the
Pioneer ARC App is installed and open on your Apple device). Once you have
selected a category, you can search each category alphabetically. You can also
choose to control music playback from your Apple iPhone's touchscreen. The iPod
nano only offers basic control (Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track) from the head
unit and its touchscreen controls will be locked during connection.
| Apple Device || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Specific Apps || Display Type || Bluetooth || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Head Unit || iPhone || ARC || Spotify || Pandora || Artist/Song Text || Track Info || Phone || Audio || Siri |
| iPhone |
| 5/5C || 10.3.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5S || 12.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| SE || 12.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 6/6+/6S/6S+ || 12.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 7/7+ || 12.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 8/8+ || 12.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| X || 12.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| touch || 5th || 9.3.5 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 6th || 12.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| nano || 7th || 1.2 || Y || N || Y || N || N || N || N || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y |
- Apple iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If
you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head
unit and your iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you
may need to wait until a newer software update is available.
- Not compatible with Apple 30-pin devices.
Mobile Device Charging: The head unit's USB connection
provides 1.5A of current to power and charge your connected Android smartphone
or Apple iPhone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or
'On' position (if your mobile device has no initial battery charge, then the
unit will not recognize it).
USB Auto Function: The receiver's "USB Auto" function can be
set to ON to enable the head unit to automatically switch to the USB source for
playback when a USB-enabled device is connected. If set to OFF, the receiver
will not switch sources and simply charge the connected USB device.
Pandora Internet Radio: The free Pandora App lets you play music from the
Pandora music service
through the Pioneer MVH-S600BS using your USB or Bluetooth connected
Apple iPhone (iOS 10.0+) device, or Bluetooth connected
Android (OS 4.0+) smartphone. Your
iPhone or Android smartphone will also need an active Data Plan account with
connection to the Internet via 3G, LTE (4G), EDGE, or WiFi. The MVH-S600BS provides
control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song
- Station List w/ Shuffle: You can select Pandora stations from your
Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z).
You can also listen to songs played
randomly from various stations within your Station List.
- New Stations + Delete: New stations can be created
based on the current songs or artists playing. You can also delete a station
from your Pandora station list.
- Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station.
You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips
- Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up or
thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences.
- Bookmarking: The song/artist currently being played can
be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.
Note: Access to the Pandora service will depend on the
availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your
iPhone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada & only
available in the United States.
Spotify Online Music Service: The Pioneer MVH-S600BS has
the ability to playback & control content from the
Spotify music app on
USB or Bluetooth connected
iPhone (iOS 10.0+) device, or
(OS 4.0) smartphone. You can play, pause and skip tracks,
browse playlists, albums and radio stations through the Pioneer receiver's
front-panel controls. You also get song/artist information on the unit's
front-panel LCD. Access to the Spotify service will depend on the availability
of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or
Android device to connect to the Internet. If you are a
Spotify Premium user (requires a monthly paid subscription), you can enjoy
ad-free, high quality music even when there is no internet connection.
SiriusXM Ready: The Pioneer digital media receiver is
SiriusXM 3.0 Ready, so you can listen to commercial-free music, all your
favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment, comedy, news, traffic,
weather, and more. Simply connect the SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (20SXV300,
sold separately) to the dedicated SiriusXM port on the rear of the head unit and
enjoy satellite radio without additional translators or cables. With the
SiriusXM Connect tuner you'll have access to more than 175 channels of exclusive
programming directly from SiriusXM; check out the most popular SiriusXM
Additional features include:
- Content Lists + Category Scan: The Channel List displays a
list of all available channels. The Category List displays all available
categories and stations within those categories. During Category Scan,
the live broadcast for each channel in the current category plays for six
seconds at a time.
- Song/Artist Information: Displayed Information such as
Channel Name, Artist Name, & Song Title can be viewed on the head unit's
- Replay: The Replay function lets you pause, rewind, and
replay up to 60 minutes of live content from the station that you are
currently listening to.
- Presets: You can store up to 18 SiriusXM Satellite
Radio Station Presets with special tuning features.
- TuneStart: TuneStart automatically start songs from
the beginning when you tune to one of your preset music channels stored
on the current band of presets.
- TuneScan: TuneScan lets you scan through short
previews of songs you may have missed on music channels stored on the
current band of presets.
- TuneMix: Create a music channel that's a blend of
songs made up from the music channels stored on the current band of
- Parental Control: The SiriusXM Parental Control feature
allows you to control access to channels that you consider inappropriate for
younger listeners. When enabled, The Parental Control feature requires you
to enter a 4-digit passcode to tune to the locked channels.
Note: A separate SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription is
required (operates on the XM Network). However, you can easily add this
SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio
IIID AM/FM Tuner: The Supertuner IIID features
Feed Forward Control, which avoids multi-path interference. This pre-detection
of interference enables quick filter control and results in less distortion. In
addition, the Supertuner IIID creates enhanced stereo during multi-path
interference, unlike conventional tuners that collapse to mono. Digital
processing reduces distortion, and improves Signal-to-Noise Ratio and stereo
separation. Advanced analog technology improves signal processing sensitivity.
- RDS: The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast
information such as artist, title, and album when listening to compatible AM/FM
- BSM (Best Stations Memory): The BSM (Best Stations Memory) function
lets you automatically store the six strongest stations under preset buttons 1-6
of the currently tuned band. The tuner has 3 FM banks and 1 AM bank. You can
store 6 presets for each bank giving you a total of 18 FM presets and 6 AM
- Local Tuning: Local seek tuning
lets you tune in only those radio stations with sufficiently strong signals for
good reception. There are 4 levels of sensitivity for FM and two levels for AM.
The higher settings allow reception of only the strongest stations, while lower
settings let you receive progressively weaker stations.
USB MSC Playback: In addition to Apple and Android device
connectivity, the digital media receiver's front-panel USB-A 2.0 port allows you
to connect a USB Mass Storage Class (MSC) device, such as a USB thumbdrive (up to 32GB). The USB port enables audio playback & control of
MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, and WAV audio files stored on your portable USB MSC device
through the Pioneer MVH-S600BS. Basic playback controls included Play/Pause,
FW/RW, Previous/Next Track, and Random/Repeat. Song/artist information such as
track, artist, and album name will also be displayed on the head unit.
Audio File Compatibility: The Pioneer MVH-S600BS supports the
following types of MP3, WMA, AAC, & WAV files loaded onto a USB
| Media Type || USB (AOA/MTP/MSC) |
| File System ||FAT
| Playable File Types ||MP3:
bit rate of 8-320 kbps w/ sampling frequency of 8-48 kHz |
WMA: bit rate of 48-320 kbps w/ sampling frequency of 32, 44.1,
AAC: bit rate of 16-320 kbps w/ sampling
frequency of 11.025-48 kHz
FLAC: bit rate of 16/24-bit w/ sampling frequency of 44.1,
48, 96 kHz (not supported by MTP)
WAV: bit rate of 8/16-bit w/ sampling frequency of
44.1 kHz (not supported by MTP)
| Maximum # of Folders/Files ||1,500 folders/15,000
| Tags ||ID3 tags
(ver.1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA/AAC/FLAC tags |
File/Track Name List: The Name List feature displays a list
of MP3/WMA/AAC/WAV albums and tracks on a connected USB device
(plus FLAC files for USB only), so you can easily access your music. Music files
are listed first by Artist name, then by Album name, and finally by Song title.
Song/Artist Information: During MP3/WMA/AAC/FLAC playback,
the unit displays any recorded ID3 Tag (ver. 1.x/2.x) and WMA/AAC Tag
information; including artist, song, and album name.
Playback Controls: The Pioneer digital media receiver provides basic
operations like Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track, and
Repeat/Random for USB device playback.
Auxiliary Input: The MVH-S600BS is equipped with a
front-panel 3.5mm stereo minijack auxiliary input for connecting external
audio sources, such as a portable digital audio player.
24 Bit D/A Converter: The Pioneer in-dash head unit utilizes
a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior sound quality.
MOSFET Amplifier: The MVH-S600BS is equipped with a MOSFET
amplifier. Compared to conventional power supplies, the MOSFET amplification
circuit is smaller and more efficient, and it delivers increased power with less
distortion and absolutely zero on/off switching noise. More power means louder
and cleaner music at higher volumes because you're not pushing the limits of the
- CEA2006 Specs: 14 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms,
20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
- Continuous Power Output: 22 watts RMS x 4 channels (at
4 ohms, 50Hz-15kHz, 5% THD)
- Maximum Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels
Note: The power specifications for the MVH-S600BS are compliant with the
CEA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards from the
Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). These standards were developed as a way
to equitably compare power specs from model to model and between manufacturers.
4V/6CH Preamp Outputs + Sub Control: The Pioneer
MVH-S600BS features three pair of 4.0-volt preamp outputs
(Front/Rear/Subwoofer). The unit's front and rear preamp output can be faded
(front/rear), while the subwoofer preamp output is non-fading. The Pioneer
MVH-S600BS lets you adjust the subwoofer preamp output's phase
(normal/reverse) and volume (+10 to -24).
Crossovers: The MVH-S600BS employs high-pass and low-pass
crossovers to tailor the head unit to your connected speaker setup.
- Standard: Allows you to set the high-pass and low-pass
crossover network for a standard Front, Rear, and Subwoofer speaker setup
using either speaker-level or low-level outputs.
- HPF: The head unit's -6, -12, -18, or -24dB/octave
high pass filter only allows frequencies higher than those in the
selected range (25, 31.5, 40, 50, 63, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, or 220Hz)
to your front and rear speakers through the unit's speaker-level or
- LPF: The subwoofer preamp output features an -6,
12, -18, -24, -30, or -36dB/octave low pass filter so only frequencies lower than
those in the selected range (25, 31.5, 40, 50, 63, 80, 100, 125, 160,
200, or 220Hz) are output to your connected subwoofer.
- Network: Allows you to set the high-pass and low-pass
crossover network for a complex 3-way speaker system with Highs, Mids, and
Sub using low-level outputs only.
- Highs: The high-pass crossover for your tweeters
can be set to 1.25, 1.6, 2, 2.5, 3.15, 4, 5, 6.3, 8, 10, or 12.5 kHz
with a -6, -12, -18, or -24 dB/octave roll-off.
- Mids: You can set a high-pass and low-pass
crossover from your midrange/midbass drivers. The high-pass crossover
can be set to 1.25, 1.6, 2, 2.5, 3.15, 4, 5, 6.3, 8, 10, or 12.5 kHz
with a -6 to -36dB/octave roll-off. The low-pass crossover can be set to
25, 31.5, 40, 50, 63, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, or 250 Hz with a -6, -12,
-18, or -24 dB/octave roll-off.
- Lows: The low-pass crossover for your subwoofers
can be set to 25, 31.5, 40, 50, 63, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, or 250 Hz
with a -6 to --6, -12, -18, -24, -30, or -36dB/octave roll-off.
EEQ (Easy EQ) w/ 13-Band Graphic EQ: There are seven stored
equalizer curves which you can easily recall at any time. You can choose from -
Powerful, Natural, Vocal, Super Bass, Flat, Custom 1, or Custom 2. The Custom 1
and Custom 2 EQ modes allow you to manually adjust the level (+/- 12dB) of each
band of the head unit's 13-band graphic equalizer (50, 80, 125, 200, 315, 500,
800, 1.25k, 2k, 3.15k, 5k, 8k, and 12.5k Hz).
Audio Settings: The head unit provides further sound
adjustments for your car audio system.
- Listening Position & Time Alignment: For a better
sound-stage you can select your optimal listening position. You can choose
from All, Front Left, Front Right, or Front. You can also select to manually
fine tune the sound stage, using Digital Time Alignment (DTA) by selecting
the distance (0-140") for each individual speaker in the vehicle compared to
your listening position.
- Advanced Sound Retriever: The Advanced Sound Retriever
automatically enhances compressed audio and restores the original richness
of the recording. When the Advanced Sound Retriever is on, the high
frequency range is compensated to match the frequency response curve to the
original sound. There are two available levels of the Advanced Sound
- D. Bass: Boosts the bas level dynamically to offer an
effect as if a subwoofer was added to the system. D.Bass can be set to High,
Low, or Off.
- Loudness: The Loudness function compensates for
deficiencies in the low- and high-frequency ranges at low volume. You can
set the Loudness to High, Mid, Low, or Off.
- Speaker Level: You can adjust each speaker and sub
channel independently from -24 to +10 to best even out the sound in your
- Source Level Adjustment (SLA): This function lets you
adjust the volume level of each source to prevent radical changes in volume
when switching between sources. Settings are based on the unit's FM volume
level, which remains unchanged. Each source can be independently adjusted
from -4 dB to +4 dB.
Rear Speaker Setup: The rear
speaker outputs can be set to provide full range output with full fading
capability, or they can be set to provide non-fading subwoofer (low-pass)
output. When the rear speaker outputs are set to subwoofer mode, the rear preamp
outputs also switch from full range to subwoofer outputs. When set for subwoofer
operation, you can connect the rear speaker leads directly to two small 4-ohm
passive subwoofers or a dual voice coil sub with 4-ohm voice coils. If you
prefer to use a single 2-ohm subwoofer, you can connect the woofer to one set of
speaker leads, leaving the other set of rear leads disconnected. The maximum
output provided when a 2-ohm load is connected to one set of leads is 70 watts.
MIXTRAX: Drawing from Pioneer's rich DJ heritage and passion
for music, MIXTRAX delivers a unique DJ infused listening experience to
listeners in the car. MIXTRAX is an innovative Pioneer technology that creates a
non-stop mix of your music library complete with a range of DJ-inspired effects.
MIXTRAX takes your typical music listening experience and creates a non-stop mix
of your music with 3 random DJ effects and transitions, by removing the breaks
and pauses normally introduced between tracks and replacing them with various
beats. MIXTRAX is compatible with USB-connected iPhone & USB MSC devices. There is also a Short Playback option which limits
the amount of time each track plays; select from 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, or 3 minutes.
Note: The MIXTRAX function is not compatible with
Android or the Pandora app.
Beep Tone: A beep tone can be heard when a button is pressed on the
head unit's front-panel to confirm operation. This feature can be turned On or
Remote & App Control
Advanced Remote Control App (for Apple iOS & Android):
Download the Pioneer ARC (Advanced Remote Control) App onto your
Apple iOS (8.0+) or
Android (4.1+) device to turn your smartphone or tablet device into a remote
control for the Pioneer head unit. Your Apple iOS or Android device can be connected via
USB or Bluetooth. The
following control features are available via the Pioneer Advanced Remote Control
- Source Selection: From the app on your Apple iOS or
Android device, you can select between the head unit's sources for playback.
Choose AM/FM tuner, Aux, or the music library on your device.
- Playback Functions: The app offers basic playback
functions like Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, and Random/Repeat your mobile device's music library. You are also able to browse
your Apple iOS or Android device's music library by Artist, Album, Song,
Genre, or Playlist. For AM/FM tuner, you are able to seek stations, switch
AM/FM bands, and select presets from the Pioneer ARC app.
- Song/Artist Info + Album Art: The Pioneer Advanced
Remote Control App provides song/artist information with album art for the
music stored on your Apple iOS or Android device. You also get station
identification for AM/FM radio; if an AM/FM station supports RDS, you will
even get song/artist info.
- Favorites: The app lets you quickly display radio
stations saved as favorites, plus favorite songs in your Apple iOS or
Android device's music library. From the Favorite screen, you also get
access to contacts saved as "favorites" on your smartphone.
- Select Apps: From the Pioneer ARC app, you can also
pick from select music apps (like Pandora, iHeart, Spotify, TuneIn) that are
installed on your Apple iOS or Android device. Once you select a specific
music app, that particular music app opens on your mobile device for
Note: If you switch to other applications and functions,
such as using other iOS device or Android applications or placing calls from
your smartphone, you must restart the Pioneer ARC app on your iOS device or
Wireless Remote Control: The MVH-S600BS comes with an IR
wireless remote control. The remote allows you to control the volume, switch
between sources, pause playback, skip music tracks, change display info, and
answer/end Bluetooth phone call. You can also mute the volume (function that
cannot be performed from the front panel).
Steering Wheel Control Input: The head unit features a 3.5mm steering wheel control input on the rear of the unit that lets you
keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with
steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately).
2-Line LCD: The Pioneer MVH-S600BS features a 2-line LCD screen with
the choice of English, Spanish, or French text.
Color Customization: Color Customization lets the user match
their receiver illumination to their vehicle's interior lighting. Over 210,000
colors are available to match the illumination of almost any car. The button
illumination and display illumination colors can be customized separately for an
endless number of color combinations. You can select from 12 preset colors,
customize an illumination color (by adjusting Red/Blue/Green brightness levels),
or scan through a variety of colors.
Brightness Control: You can manually adjust the brightness
(1-10) of the head unit's display to suit your viewing needs. You can also sync
the receiver's illumination to the head units' clock or your vehicle's
headlights. To dim the receiver's display automatically when the vehicle's
headlights are turned on, you'll need to hardwire the orange/white wire of the
head unit's harness to your vehicle's parking light circuit.
MIXTRAX Illumination: MIXTRAX features a 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. You can choose different patterns of lighting
variations from sound pressure level or low-pass synchronization modes. The
lighting effects work like a spectrum analyzer, reaching peak colors based on
the intensity of the music.
Clock Display: Thanks to the receiver's 2-line LCD, the
clock can be displayed along with source information. Pressing and holding the "SRC/OFF" button turns
off the head unit's audio output, but the clock display and button illumination
remains on (you can then press the "DISP" button to turn off all illumination).