Pioneer Unveils New Aftermarket CarPlay Receivers, Including First Single-DIN Model For Older Vehicles

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Pioneer today unveiled five new NEX in-dash multimedia receivers with CarPlay and Android Auto support, including the first-ever single-DIN model.


The single-DIN AVH-3300NEX is a smaller, more universally sized receiver that can fit into many older and collectible cars. Unlike a double-DIN receiver, which has a built-in display, this single-DIN model features a 7-inch pop out, motorized capacitive touchscreen. The whole unit is also detachable for added security.

The other four receivers are double-DIN models, including the 7-inch AVH-2330NEX and AVH-2300NEX and 6.2-inch AVH-1330NEX and AVH-1300NEX. These models have resistive touchscreens.

In addition to CarPlay and Android Auto, Pioneer said all five receivers feature Bluetooth for hands-free calling and music streaming, native Spotify and Pandora, a USB port, HD Radio, and SiriusXM compatibility with a tuner sold separately. All models are also backup camera and Pioneer navigation system ready.

The AVH-3300NEX, AVH-2330NEX and AVH-1330NEX also come with a remote control to adjust volume, audio sources, and more.

Pioneer said the new NEX lineup will be available through resellers in July with suggested retail prices of $600 for the single-DIN model, and between $400 and $500 for the double-DIN models, in the United States.

Pioneer's current NEX receivers retail for between $400 and $1,400 in the United States. Competing aftermarket CarPlay systems are available from Alpine, Clarion, Kenwood, JVC, JBL, Sony, and other manufacturers.

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42 months ago

Read they are resistive touch? Yuck. Why?

To keep costs down. These are $400-$600 units compared to ones that Pioneer sells for up to $1,400. Friendlier price points is their goal here, in addition to launching its first single-DIN model.

(Added a quick mention in the article.)
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42 months ago

I don't understand how these are still so expensive. Surely the guts don't need to be all that different than commodity tablet parts?
A 7-inch capacitive touch screen tablet can be had for $50, and the requisite video input for backup cameras and audio amplification are simple technologies...

Markup, profit margin, and parts designed to not melt or explode in 150+ degree heat.
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42 months ago
It has been a long time since I owned a car where replacing the in dash system was an option.

Wonder how popular this market still is.
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42 months ago

Read they are resistive touch? Yuck. Why?

WoooHooo! Single DIN .... edit But guess I'll wait for a future rev with capacitive touch and wireless CarPlay

To keep costs down. These are $400-$600 units compared to ones that Pioneer sells for up to $1,400. Friendlier price points is their goal here, in addition to launching its first single-DIN model.

(Added a quick mention in the article.)

I shall quickly quote [USER=633986]@cjgrif[/USER] here:

The specs on the 1-DIN model says it has a capacitive touchscreen...

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Car/NEX/AVH-3300NEX

Indeed.. A bit of a journalistic fail there, Jim, not even checking out the specs..

I don't understand how these are still so expensive. Surely the guts don't need to be all that different than commodity tablet parts?
A 7-inch capacitive touch screen tablet can be had for $50, and the requisite video input for backup cameras and audio amplification are simple technologies...

Heat and cold resistance, vibration resistance, licensing and the general R&D.

BOM is probably around the 100-150 mark (+50 for the AVH-3300's motorized screen), with another $50ish (+20-30 for the AVH-3300, because of the motorized screen) in R&D, QA, validation, certification, and then some more in packaging, shipping and warranty/support services.

At 600USD MSRP for the motorized single-DIN variant, they're not exactly making mad bank. A decent profit, sure, but nowhere near as much as, say, the AVH-8200NEX's 1400USD MSRP (which should have about the same costs as the AVH-2300/2330NEX).

EDIT: mind you, the 8200 does have integrated navigation, but in this day and age of Google/here/Apple Maps on phones.. yeah....
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42 months ago
None with Wireless CarPlay. Looking to upgrade from the AppRadio but I won't do it without wireless. The wireless standard has been around for 3 years and yet no factory vehicles offer it yet (BMW will soon) and Alpine is the only aftermarket to offer it, though that deck isn't out yet.
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It has been a long time since I owned a car where replacing the in dash system was an option.

Wonder how popular this market still is.

It's still an option with pretty much every vehicle on the market. They just now require a different dash kit.
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Read they are resistive touch? Yuck. Why?
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