CES 2021: Pioneer Introduces Wireless CarPlay Receiver With Modular Design for Flexible Installation

As part of CES 2021, Pioneer today introduced its latest in-dash receiver with support for both wired and wireless CarPlay and Android Auto.

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The new DMH-WC5700NEX receiver features a modular design, combining a 6.8-inch touchscreen with a hideaway control unit for installation flexibility in a wide variety of vehicles with limited or restricted dash space, according to Pioneer.

By physically separating the touchscreen from the sub-chassis that contains the CPU and other components, the sub-chassis can be mounted in a different location or orientation within the vehicle. This setup is useful for vehicles with limited depth behind the dash that prohibits the installation of a traditional single-DIN or double-DIN receiver.

"With the DMH-WC5700NEX, Pioneer provides an automotive upgrade solution for many different vehicles that typically have been extremely restrictive or even impossible with regard to the installation of an aftermarket in-dash receiver, including several popular late model Chevrolet vehicles such as the Silverado and Camaro," said Ted Cardenas, vice president of marketing for Pioneer Electronics USA.

The receiver's other features include Bluetooth connectivity, built-in HD Radio, SiriusXM readiness, RGB illumination, rear camera input, a HDMI video input for rear seat entertainment, 4V RCA preamplifier outputs, and more.

Pioneer plans to release the DMH-WC5700NEX in summer 2021, but it has not yet disclosed pricing. The company released a similar 9-inch receiver last year.

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hlfway2anywhere Avatar
45 months ago
I will never purchase another pioneer head unit after that garbage AppRadio 4. They will not acknowledge the screen de-laminating over time. For the price, these devices need to last more than a year and a half. No thanks.
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subi257 Avatar
45 months ago

I will never purchase another pioneer head unit after that garbage AppRadio 4. They will not acknowledge the screen de-laminating over time. For the price, these devices need to last more than a year and a half. No thanks.
That's sad, "back in the day" Pioneer was very good.
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SSDGUY Avatar
45 months ago
I'd really like to replace the head unit in our VW Alltrack. The EQ controls are atrocious. 3-band … really?
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york2600 Avatar
45 months ago
Pioneer Carplay head units are such utter garbage. Avoid them at all costs
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SSDGUY Avatar
45 months ago

Don't settle for anything that doesn't have more bands-7, 13 AND has time correction/alignment. That makes a huge improvement to sound stage.
Agreed! I've even thought about that for iphones – why not add user-customization? For some, 7 or more graphic bands or even a parametric with adjustable Q would be handy. Would be really easy to integrate as an option. And while were at it, move the EQ selector to the control center!
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subi257 Avatar
45 months ago

Sadly most built-in factory systems these days are all about the boom and sizzle. High-bass and midrange frequencies are just a mud fest.
Yes, I will completely agree with you on that. And it's really difficult to replace them as they are integral to the operation of a lot of the cars. I guess one could figure our an alternate location for a new head unit and and amps. Then feed improved speakers in the factory locations.
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