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Pioneer AppRadio SPH-DA01

6.1" In-Dash Double DIN Digital Multimedia A/V Receiver Designed for iPhone and iPod Touch

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For the iPhone or iPod Touch Enthusiast

Love your iPhone or iPod Touch? The newly designed Pioneer AppRadio SPH-DA01 is the perfect In-Dash Receiver solution for you! This In-Dash Multimedia receiver was designed specifically to integrate iPhone and iPod Touch applications. This means that with specific Compatible Apps on your iPhone or iPod Touch you can control them directly with this innovative receiver!

Pioneer Google Maps

Easily find locations with Google Maps

Use the Pioneer SPH-DA01 to view Google Maps just as you would on your iPhone. Pinpoint your GPS location on the map, to increase the accuracy a GPS antenna is included. This app allows the user to search for a location, as well as obtain a list of directions if requested. Also featured is the ability to change map views to satellite and hybrid views. All controls can be taken out on the units capacitive touch screen which allows for immaculate iPhone emulation accuracy

 

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Possibilities are Endless!

The Pioneer AppRadio SPH-DA01 is also able to recommend and notify you of the latest 3rd party appliations that are AppRadio compatible. With Pioneer's AppRadio iPhone applications, users can be notified with a link to the app page with the App Store so they can easily download the compatible app. Future Apps allow for limitless expandibility options!

Stay Entertained

Rdio is an unlimited, on-demand social music service that brings music alive by letting subscribers listen to as many songs as they want, anytime, anywhere, and discover and share new music with friends. Subscribers build and share their online music collections from a catalogue of over 8 million songs and can check out the listening activity, collections and playlists of other users and influencers as well as see what's in heavy rotation in their network, top charts, and newly released albums. Pandora Radio is also integrated, and is one of the most popular internet radio services and allows for playback controls directly on the stereo.

 
 
 

General Features:

  • In-dash AM/FM, iPhone Multimedia Receiver - AppRadio
  • Designed specifically for iPhone /iPod. See Note* for more details on compatibility
  • Built-in Bluetooth technology supports hands-free calling and phone book access with iPhone
  • Password security built-in
  • Solid state receiver (No built-in CD player)
  • Double-DIN fixed face
  • 6.1" Full color display
  • Capacitive touchscreen requires less pressure, responds faster, and can recognize multiple touch points simultaneously
  • White button lighting
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • Power Output:
    • Peak: 50 watts x 4 channels
    • RMS: 22 watts x 4 channels (Pioneer Certified)
    • RMS: 14 watts x 4 channels (CEA Certified)
  • 1-year Sonic Electronix warranty

Playback and Audio Features:

  • Playback of iPod, iPhone Digital Media
  • Tuner with 18FM/6AM presets
  • 12-band graphic equalizer (3-Band parametric equalizer) with EEQ (Easy EQ) preset tone curves
  • Bass boost adjustment for extra subwoofer output

Expandability Options:

  • 1 Sets of 2V preamp outputs (Switchable rear/subwoofer)
  • Integrated Bluetooth: Enables iPhone to be paired for hands free calling with included voice microphone
  • iPod Built-In:
    • Audio & Video: iPod Cable required and Included!
  • Front-panel USB input: for iPod/iPhone only
  • Back-up camera ready: Pioneer ND-BC4 or the Pioneer ND-BC20PA recommended and sold separately
  • Steering wheel remote ready: PAC SWI-PSv1 or the Axxess ASWC required and sold separately
  • Front MicroSD Card Input**: allows for expansion of future applications that are AppRadio compatible

Compatible Applications:

  • iPhone Contacts
  • iPhone Calender
  • iPhone Photos
  • Google Maps
  • Pandora Internet Radio
  • Rdio
  • MotionX GPS Drive
  • INRIX Traffic
  • Escort Live Detector
  • These apps currently have direct support functionality with the Pioneer AppRadio, stay posted for future apps!

*Designed specifically for iPhone 4 and iPod Touches 4th Generation running newest software. Current software when released: iOS4.3. Devices not running iOS4.3 or higher may not be compatible with this equipment. See Features & Specifications Tab for further iPod compatibility information

** MicroSD Card Input does not allow for playback of any multimedia files and is for firmware updates only

Product History:

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(newest, current model)
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(previous model, replaced by Pioneer AppRadio2 SPH-DA100)

In-Dash Receiver Specifications

Receiver Size

Single DIN: 1 DIN dimensions will work with all single DIN installation kits we have to offer. Single DIN radios are the most common size for after-market stereos.

Single DIN slot with flip-out screen: The DIN stereo includes a retractable, flip-out screen. Before purchasing, make measurements to be sure there is no interference with dash accessories such as A/C vents or shift levers.

Single DIN slot with a larger face: Standard single DIN size, but the display is larger then the standard single DIN size. Due to the nature of the larger face, problems may arise when installing in particular vehicles. These stereos are great for single DIN slots where you want a larger screen.

1.5 DIN: This size is very uncommon in vehicles, however this size opening is most commonly found in Chrysler and Chevrolet vehicles.

Double DIN: Approximately 4-inches in height, this size is becoming more common every year. Prior to 2000, this size was typically only found in Japanese vehicles such as those made by Honda or Toyota. Now, it is becoming more popular for many vehicles to be fit with a Double DIN opening.

Double DIN
Faceplate Security

Detachable / Removable faceplate security: The most common anti-theft feature. It allows you to take the faceplate with you, thus disallowing operation, which deters theft.

Security Codes: Mainly a feature in high end video units which do not have a detachable face / screen. Once the unit is uninstalled (or stolen), a security code (or PIN) is required upon reinstallation. Though you no longer have your unit after the theft, the thief also does not have your security code, which makes the unit useless. The hope is the thief knows which units have security codes and he/she chooses not to steal your unit because of the security code.

Ghost technology: This is not commonly used, but can be found primarily in a select number of 2004-2005 head units. It creates an illusion that no unit is installed by appearing completely black when turned off. Potential thieves may steer clear because it appears as though no head unit is installed.

Anti-theft covers: Similar to ghost and hiding faces because they only create an illusion that the face/unit is not in place.

ESN: Stands for Electronic Serial Number. Allows the disabling of the radio and allows tracking if it is stolen.

Security Code
Motorized Faceplate
Some in-dash car stereos feature a motorized faceplate that moves to expose a CD or DVD slot. This is a convenient feature that allows the front display to be larger and easier to read. The positioning of the monitor gives you control over the angle you would like to view information on the stereo.
No
Remote Control
Allows control of specific features and functions from a remote control. Typically they are used to prevent button wear on your radio, or to allow easier navigation of menus.
No
Peak Power Output
This form of power rating refers to the maximum amount of power an electronic device can handle or output in an instant without damage occurring. Often times this maximum is achieved during a brief musical burst, such as a drum accent, or low bass hit.

Some manufacturers display peak power ratings on the face of their products to increase the appeal to consumers. The RMS power rating is more accurate, and we recommend using it for product comparison.

50 watts x 4 channels
RMS Power Output
The amount of continuous power, measured in watts, that an amplifier produces is called RMS power. The higher the RMS rating, the louder and cleaner your music sounds. The RMS output figure is much more accurate than the peak rating when comparing products.
22 watts x 4 channels
Preamp RCA Outputs
RCA outputs, commonly known as preamp outputs, allow you to connect one or sometimes multiple external amplifiers. An in-dash receiver will commonly have one, two or three sets of RCA outputs that can be used to connect external amplifiers and other components. One pair of RCA outputs will typically provide a full range signal that can be used for most subwoofer or speaker amplifiers. Two pairs of RCA outputs can typically be configured as four full range signals, or also as two full range and two subwoofer signals. Three sets of RCA outputs will almost always produce four speaker signals and two subwoofer signals for use with multiple amplifiers.
1 Pair (Switchable Rear/Subwoofer)
Dedicated Subwoofer Preamp RCA Output
A dedicated output that has a built-in low-pass crossover for specific connection to a subwoofer amplifier that powers a low frequency driver, typically a subwoofer.
Yes
Preamp Voltage
The preamp output rating is measured in volts (V). The higher the rating, the stronger the signal. This results in less unwanted noise being picked up.
2 volts
Built-In Equalizer
The number of graphic or parametric equalizer bands the stereo receiver is equipped with. The more EQ options, the more you will be able to adjust your music to your liking.
12-band graphic equalizer (3-Band parametric equalizer) with EEQ (Easy EQ) preset tone curves
Display Type
The type of display on your receiver refers to the monitor that is used to display the source information such as song names, radio stations, or track times.

Dot-Matrix Text Display: A simple display which uses dots in specific illuminated color(s) to light up and form letters or numbers that are displayed on the receiver.

Graphic or Motion Display: Typically found in mid to high-end receivers and give your text information and receiver more life by adding motion, backgrounds, or multiple colors to your display. There are types of graphic displays such as 3D Graphic, Motion, and OEL (Organic Electroluminescent) displays. They can range from one color to full color displays and typically allow you to select from one of many built-in animations, background images, screensavers or other graphics to enhance your experience and add an extra bit of personality to your system. Some units also come with software that allow you to load your own customizable pictures or animations.

LCD Monitor Display: Can be as small as 2" or as large as 10". Some LCD displays are motorized for angle adjustment. LCD monitors display full motion video playback as well as your standard text such as track status, radio station information and more depending on the receiver's features.

TFT-LCD Monitor
Display Color
The display color refers to the color of the text and or graphics on the receiver.

Multi-Color: When more than one color is on the display, for example one part of the text is white, while the other part is blue.

Variable-Color: The display colors can be changed by the user. If the default color of text/display is blue for example, the user can change the settings to where the color turns to red. Variable color displays are typically described in detail in the item's description.

TFT-LCD Display: In-dash receivers with a video screen that display multiple colors and often times video such as DVD, navigation or other video sources.

Full Color
Button Color
Refers to the color of the physical buttons on the unit.
White
CEA-2006 Compliant
Amplifiers that have been tested to meet specific standards. When a car amplifier meets these standards, you can be sure that it will be able to produce the amount of power specified by the official CEA-2006 rating. Usually, these rating consist of the following items:
  • RMS Power
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio

This rating applies to both external car amplifiers, as well as the amplifiers inside of in-dash stereos.

Yes

Playback Features

AM/FM Tuner
Most in-dash CD players have AM/FM playback allowing you listen to your favorite local radio stations.
Yes
FM Presets
The number of FM radio stations that can be stored as presets.
18
AM Presets
The number of AM radio stations that can be stored as presets.
6
CD-R/RW Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play finalized CD-R discs and/or CD-RW discs.
No
MP3 Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play discs encoded with MP3 files. To burn a MP3 encoded disc, use the "data" mode on your CD Recorder and finalize the session and/or CD.
No
WMA Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play discs encoded with WMA files. To burn a WMA encoded disc, use the "data" mode on your CD Recorder and finalize the session and/or CD.
No

Audio / Video Inputs

USB Input
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver features an input to connect a USB device via standard USB or mini-USB. The USB input may be a connection on the front or rear of the unit with an extension cable for connecting devices to the receiver. Some units have an optional input that allows for a USB adapter to be purchased separately and used with the unit.
Front
Additional Audio/Video Inputs
These inputs enable the unit to receive an audio or video signal from a separate source. There are many different types of connections and ways to accomplish this. Most common are RCA Composite cables and 3.5mm mini-jack plugs.

RCA Composite Inputs
These are your typical red, white, and yellow RCA composite cables that are common among devices with audio and video inputs. The red and white cables are dedicated for audio. The red cable is for the right channel and the white is for the left channel. The yellow cable is specifically for the video signal. Because this type of auxiliary cable contains 2 channels of audio, it will support stereo sound.

3.5mm
This is commonly referred to as a mini-jack or a headphone jack. It is a 3.5mm plug that transfers audio only. There is a right and left audio channel on the plug which allows for stereo sound playback.

3.5mm AV Input
These plugs look similar to the common 3.5mm mini-jack, however they carry a third channel dedicated for video.

Optional
This means that an auxiliary input is possible, but only with the use of an optional accessory. These optional adapters will sometimes use the CD Changer port or other port on the back of a unit that might restrict the use of other expandability features. These accessories are typically sold separately.

No

Monitor Screen Features

Touchscreen
If a unit is touchscreen capable, you can control a majority of it's functions by touching the screen.
Yes
Monitor Angle Adjustment

Backward:
This means that the unit is able to tilt backwards so that the proper viewing angle can be achieved. On single DIN flip out monitors, this type of pivot means that the bottom of the screen stays stationary while the top of the screen retracts. On Double DIN units this means that the bottom of the screen slides forward while the top of the screen moves down, resulting in a backwards angle tilt.

Forward:
This means that the unit is able to tilt forward so that the proper viewing angle can be achieved. On single DIN flip out monitors, a forward pivot keeps the bottom of the screen stationary while the top of the screen moves forward. On select Double DIN units, a forward tilt is sometimes referred to as a reverse tilt. The bottom of the screen remains in the same position while the top of the screen moves forward.

Left/Right Angle (Horizontal):
Some monitors allow the display to be rotated to the left or right in order to have the best viewing angle possible.

Slide In/Out:
A feature mainly found in select Kenwood units. It allows the entire screen to slide in and out. This is different from a forward/backward tilt in that the entire screen moves forward or backwards as opposed to just the top or bottom.

None
Display Adjustment
This refers to the many ways that a units display can be adjusted.
Black Level
Brightness
Dimmer

Expandability Features

Navigation
Built-in navigation is a convenient feature that allows the driver to receive driving directions and guidance.

Some in-dash head units are built-in with the navigation features, while others require an add on navigation box. Other navigation options include portable navigation units that you can take with you or attach to the dash of your vehicle.

No
Audio/Video Outputs
Audio/Video outputs are typically used to connect an overhead monitor to an aftermarket stereo. This is the number of A/V outputs that the item has. These outputs are usually RCA Composite cables.

RCA Composite Outputs
These are your typical red, white, and yellow RCA composite cables that are common among devices with audio and video inputs. The red and white cables are dedicated for audio. The red cable is for the right channel and the white is for the left channel. The yellow cable is specifically for the video signal. Because this type of auxiliary cable contains 2 channels of audio, it will support stereo sound.

No
Satellite Radio
This feature signifies whether or not the receiver is compatible with XM or Sirius Satellite Radio. "Optional" means while the receiver is capable of SIRIUS/XM playback and connectivity, you will still need to purchase an additional satellite tuner, adapter, and/or antenna.
No
HD Radio
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver is capable of receiving high-definition digital HD Radio broadcasts by either a built-in HD Radio tuner, or more commonly with the purchase of an optional HD Radio tuner box. Receivers which are HD Radio Ready generally require an additional purchase of a separate tuner.
No
Bluetooth Connectivity
This feature refers to whether or not the head unit is able to connect to a hands-free Bluetooth device. Head units that are Bluetooth ready typically require the purchase of an optional adapter or accessory that connects to the rear of the head unit. This optional accessory allows you to accept phone calls through your head unit and speakers. Some head units have built-in Bluetooth hands free capabilities with an included remote-mount microphone or built-in microphone.
Yes (Built-in/Included Bluetooth Controls, Adapter and Microphone Included)
Steering Wheel Control Compatible
In order to retain a vehicle's factory steering wheel remote controls, a wired-remote input is needed on the aftermarket stereo.

If "Yes", then the aftermarket stereo is compatible with steering wheel remote controls. If an additional accessory is required for the steering wheel controls to work properly, a compatible piece will be listed.

Yes (Accessory required and sold separately)
  • PAC SWI-PSv1: Pioneer Specific, Manual Programming Interface
  • Axxess ASWC: Universal, Automatic Programming Interface
CD Changer Controls
This feature signifies whether or not the receiver has the ability to control a CD Changer. If a receiver supports this function, it is usually compatible with a same-brand CD changer without the need for an extra adapter.
No
Rear View Camera Input
Indicates if an in-dash multimedia unit has a dedicated video input for rear view cameras. These inputs allow you to plug the camera to the back of the unit to receive the cameras video signal. Usually the camera signal is transferred through an RCA cable connection.
Yes (Universal)

Smartphone Integration

iPod Audio Integration
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an iPod and allow for audio control and playback of the iPod through the head unit. Head units that have iPod connectivity allow your iPod to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard iPod-to-USB charging/connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own iPod-to-USB cable.
Yes (Built-In/Included)
iPod Video Connection
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an iPod and allow for video control and playback of the iPod through the head unit. Head units that have iPod connectivity allow your iPod to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard iPod-to-USB charging/connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own iPod-to-USB cable.
Yes (Built-In/Included)
iPod Charging Adapter Required
Some Apple iPods require a charging adapter be used for the unit to fully function with the iPod.
No
Compatible Apple Devices
This list refers to the Apple devices that the product is compatible with.

Some Car stereos are compatible with iPods and/or iPhones. If the headunit can connect to an iPod or iPhone via USB or iPod connection cable, these listed iPods are compatible. This list does not apply if the iPod is being connected through the 3.5mm mini-jack plug. Newer iPods are usually compatible if the appropriate adapters are purchased and used.

Any iPods/iPhones released after the release date of this product have not been checked by the manufacturer and/or Sonic Electronix for compatibility. We therefore cannot guarantee their compatibilities or incompatibilities, including, but not limited to: playback, video, charging, and response time.

iPod Touch 4th Generation (8, 32 & 64GB)
iPhone 4

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
67%
4 Star
33%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
5.0
Value
5.0
Features
4.7
Design
5.0
Usability
4.7

Carlos

Winter Park, FL

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Game Changer

February 25, 2012

The only reason I did not give this unit 5 stars was because of the lack of a disc drive. This unit is exceptionally tuned to work with iPhone 4 and newer generation apple products. If you rely mainly on digital media devices and have thrown all of your CD's in a box and put them next to the box of all your old cassette tapes, than you should have no problem falling in love with this unit. On the other hand, if you still use CD's frequently than this is not the unit for you. The FREE appradio app pioneer offers in the appstore makes the entire experience unlike any other double-DIN touchscreen. Pandora works flawlessly, and google maps blew me out of the water with how well it runs. You can navigate the map directly from the screen and not the phone, and the same commands work as do when using the phone normally. ie. pinching two fingers together to zoom out, etc. The hands free Bluetooth also works like a dream, importing your contact list, letting you search through missed calls, recent calls and your address book. Sound quality and reception is clear, and the GPS booster gives the iPhone that extra edge it needed to be on par with the leading GPS systems in terms of loading speeds. Youtube and Netflix do both work, but run separately from the pioneer appradio app. The processing speed of this unit is very very impressive making it quick and easy to navigate from window to window and the responsiveness of the touchscreen is also exceptional. Adjusting the music settings is very user friendly, allowing you to adjust the EQ curve exactly how you want it. For beginners Install may be too much, but if you know your way around car audio fairly well and have installed other products before, than you should have little problem installing this unit yourself. The only other draw back I encountered besides the lack of a CD drive was the fact that there is only one set of RCA's in the back of the unit, meaning that if you have two amplifiers, one for your speakers and another for a subwoofer or two, than you will need two RCA y-splitters with a 1 male --> 2 female connection in order to be able to wire the headunit to two amplifiers. One signal can be used being that both amplifiers have built-in crossovers. If you have an iPhone 4 and looking for the newest and coolest of touchscreen radios with GPS AND built in Bluetooth for hundreds less than the next best option with both features built in, than this is the radio for you. Apart from the difference in price with comparable units, you also have the option of watching Youtube and Netflix on-the-go in your car and who doesn't want that? With future compatible apps being planned or in the making already, this may be the last radio I ever buy. This is a 5 Star product in terms of functionality, innovation and appearance, but I do not think we are ready to leave the CD drive in the dust quite yet. If this unit had a CD drive it would be the best radio on the market bar none. I knew I was getting a good product having previously owned other Pioneer radios, but this unit uses technology in ways I had no idea were possible. This thing is truly a game changer. My hat goes off to Pioneer for this one, well done guys. A+++++

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Sebastian

Miami, FL

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Perfect Radio for Iphone owners

January 11, 2012

This is the best radio i've ever had, i have installed pioneer speakers + subwoofer, and i simply love it. Just plug and play all my music and connected to bluetooth automatically.

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Shane

Tacoma, WA

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Great Product

November 2, 2011

Bought this for my wife and she loves it, great output, alot of options and for an aftermarket stereo the tuner is amazing.

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Monster Cable MPC CLNKIT-SM CN

2 Bottles of LCD Screen Clean with Cleaning Cloth

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Scosche TK12 Car Stereo Installation Kit

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Your Price $12.99

9-Piece Durable Nylon Plastic Pry & Chisel Tool Set

Helps with car stereo installation for use with dash and trim.

Your Price $14.99

18 Butt Connectors, 2 Ring Terminals, and Zip Ties

Great for connecting your car stereo wires to the harness.

Your Price $4.99

Scosche SPL Meter

Monitor the noise level of your new car audio system with this SPL meter measuring from 60-135 dB.

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AutoSound 2000 CD-104

Audiophile reference series test disc for evaluation of all audio components.

Your Price $11.99

AutoSound 2000 CD-102

High frequency test CD specifically designed for the set-up and evaluation of sound system imaging and placement.

Your Price $11.99

AutoSound 2000 CD-105

Demonstrates different characteristics and specifications of an audio system.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

SPH-DA01

UPC

884938141765

Weight

5.50lbs

Internal SKU

sphda01

Internal Product ID

38786

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: Pioneer AppRadio SPH-DA01