Pioneer AVIC-Z120BT

Double DIN 7" Touchscreen Monitor w/ DVD, CD, MP3 Player, SD/USB Input, GPS Navigation, and Bluetooth


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User Interface Revolution:

New user interface features intuitive touch slide controls for selecting audio/video sources, searching through media files and scrolling quickly through your iPod playlists, much like an iPhone or iTouch interface. Dynamic shortcuts are included for all built-in or removable media sources for quick access to your music from any screen. To top off the customization 15 function icons can be dragged and dropped onto the home screen for easy one touch access.

Music Sphere Technology:

Pioneers proprietary technology allows users to create unique mood-based playlists via iTunes, iPod Touch or an iPhone. Music Sphere iTunes plug-in software analyzes your entire music library and creates playlists based on the musical attributes of each individual song, such as rhythm, beats, and even when the song was added. To really get the party started, using Music Sphere, a non-stop mix of tracks can be played in DJ Mode with included transition effects. The 3D animated Music Sphere provides quick and easy selection of the generated playlists with a simple touch slide interface.

ECO Driving and AVIC FEEDS:

Second generation ECO driving provides driving reports with visual images on-screen that represent your driving habits and your vehicles impact on the environment. Using the AVIC FEEDS Pc software, this unit can estimate fuel costs for certain routes as well as your individual vehicles CO2 emissions. These reports are logged and archived to analyze driving habits and create reports with suggestions on how to improve fuel efficiency and driving habits. The ECO graph provides a 2D or 3D visual representation of your impact on the environment to help you improve your overall ECO score.

Voice Command interface:

We were promised freedom of speech and the AVIC-Z120BT has delivered. Navigation functions, iPod audio control and hands-free Bluetooth calling can all be controlled with the sounds of your voice. Voice-activated control allows you to keep your eyes on the road and the music pumping. The voice control is "conversational" meaning it picks up commands via casual conversation phrases instead of pre-defined phrases.

General Features:

  • Double DIN Touchscreen Monitor with SD/USB Input, GPS Navigation, and Bluetooth
  • 7-inch WVGA hi-resolution touch screen display
  • TFT Active matrix driving with LED backlight
  • 16:9 Aspect ratio for bigger picture and exceptional presence and atmosphere
  • 800 x 480 Resolution for a total of 384,000 pixels
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • Power Output (14.4V):
    • Peak: 50 watts x 4 channels
    • RMS: 22 watts x 4 channels (Pioneer Certified)
    • RMS: 14 watts x 4 channels (CEA Certified)
  • Conversational Voice Control voice-recognition software
  • 32,767 variable color illumination with 10 color presets
  • Motorized display faceplate reveals CD/DVD drive and SD card slot
  • 3D animation makes the user interface a completely new, easy to use and intuitive in-car experience
  • Customizable home menu with 15 drag and drop function icons for easy one-touch access
  • Improved ABC Search and dual-speed scroll for List Searches
  • Intuitive touch slide control is utilized for audio/video source selection
  • Dynamic interface shortcuts for all built-in or connected media sources
  • ECO Driving function records drivers impact on the environment
  • AVIC FEEDS PC software can estimate the fuel cost of trip routes as well as the vehicle’s CO2 emissions through detailed Drive Reports
  • MusicSphere technology allows users to create unique mood-based playlists via iTunes for their iPod
  • Song info and album art appear on the screen
  • Use voice commands to search for music by artist, album, genre, and playlist
  • Supports Pandora Radio streaming with a unique custom interface through an iPhone or iTouch
  • Dual Zone audio and video controls allows the front and rear zones to utilize different AV sources at the same time
  • CD Text Display
  • MP3 ID3 Tag Display (Title/Artist/Album)
  • 1-year warranty

Playback and Audio Features:

  • Playback of CD, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-DA, DVD, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DivX, MP3, WMA, AAC, WMV, MPEG4, JPEG and H.264
  • Playback of Region 1 DVD discs
  • Automatic down-mix of Dolby Digital signals
  • Advanced Sound Retriever to restore your compressed media to near CD quality
  • Supertuner® IIID advanced analog and digital processing for smoother broadcast signal reception
  • 24-bit digital-to-analog converter
  • 18FM station presets as well as 6AM presets
  • Two-Way Crossover with separate High and Low Pass settings
  • 7-Band graphic equalizer with frequency filters
  • 7-Preset equalizer curves (Powerful, Natural, Vocal, Flat, Custom 1, Custom 2 and Super Bass)
  • Bands can be adjusted in band-specific steps from +6 to -4, or -6
  • 3-Level selectable loudness control
  • 6-Level selectable bass boost control

Expandability Options:

  • 3 Sets of 4V preamp outputs (front, rear and subwoofer)
  • Navigation: Built-in flash based TeleAtlas navigation with 12 million points of interest
  • SIRIUS or XM Satellite Radio ready: SIRIUS Satellite Radio Solution Package or Pioneer GEX-P920XM and subscription required and sold separately
  • HD Radio Ready: Pioneer GEX-P20HD tuner and antenna required and sold separately
  • MSN Direct Ready: Provides real time traffic, local gas prices, movies times, etc. with purchase of subscription and Pioneer ND-MDT10
  • Built-in Bluetooth: Parrot Bluetooth with A2DP and AVRCP audio streaming for hands free phone calls and music playback
  • iPod/iPhone Ready: Use voice commands to search for music by artist, album, genre, and playlist, Pioneer CD-IU50V required and sold separately
  • Front-panel auxiliary input: 3.5mm (headphone jack) allows connection to portable media devices such as MP3 players, etc.
  • Front Panel SD Card Input: 16GB capacity with support for FAT16 and FAT32 file systems for playback of audio, video, and picture files
  • Rear USB input: Supports Fat16 or FAT32 system USB devices for playback of audio, video, and picture files
  • Two Rear audio/video auxiliary inputs: RCA audio input for connection of monitors, etc
  • Rear video input: Rear video input for rear view cameras with a RCA composite input, however the Pioneer ND-BC4 or Pioneer ND-BC20PA is recommended
  • Steering wheel remote ready: PAC SWI-PSv1 or the Axxess ASWC required and sold separately
  • Double Din install kit: May require the Pioneer ADT-VA133 kit for demo boards or certain vehicle applications

Navigation Features:

  • Comprehensive map database from TeleAtlas
  • Map coverage of Canada and the entire U.S. including Hawaii and Alaska
  • Selectable 2D or 3D map view
  • Text-to-speech function announces street names as you go
  • Stored on built-in flash memory so you won't have to insert a disc when you need directions
  • 12 million points of interest with brand icons to help you find the right location
  • Navigation destination entry by Voice Control (Address Search, POI selection by category or brand name)
  • Automatic re-routing calculation so you can remain on track
  • Route is highlighted in a bright color on the map display
  • Call points of interest with the tap of a button when Bluetooth compatible phone is connect
  • Features day and night map mode that dims the screen or brightens it depending on the time of day

Bluetooth Features:

  • Built-in Bluetooth technology for hands-free talking and audio streaming
  • Bluetooth version 2.0 +EDR certified
  • Supports A2DP audio streaming
  • Bluetooth profiles supported:
    • HFP: Hands Free Profile allows a hands-free car kit to connect to a compatible mobile phone
    • A2DP: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile allows high quality audio to be streamed from an audio device to the car stereo
    • AVRCP: Audio/Video Remote Control Profile supports basic remote control functions (play, pause, etc) via Bluetooth
  • Works with most Bluetooth enabled cell phones
  • Includes a (external wired/built-in) microphone for (clear, convenient, distortion-free, etc... choose one) talking

Note: Certain Pioneer In-Dash Navigation AV Receivers with Pandora™ internet radio and Aha Radio iPhone® capabilities have experienced audio playback issues while running these applications. We have determined, and Pioneer has confirmed, that the problem occurs after the iPhone is updated to iOS 5. As soon as Pioneer has a solution for this problem, we will pass that information on to you.

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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.
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.
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.
14 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.
3 Pairs (Front, Rear, and 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.
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.
4 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.
7-Band Graphic EQ
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.
10 Illumination Colors
CD Signal-to-Noise
CD Signal-to-Noise Ratio is a key specification that is often overlooked by newbies. The CD S/N Ratio measures how well the CD player silences background noise. Higher ratings in decibels (dB) indicates less noise, and generally a cleaner signal.
95 dB
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.


Playback Features

AM/FM Tuner
Most in-dash CD players have AM/FM playback allowing you listen to your favorite local radio stations.
FM Presets
The number of FM radio stations that can be stored as presets.
AM Presets
The number of AM radio stations that can be stored as presets.
Radio Data System (RDS)
Receivers with Radio Data System (RDS) tuners can receive digital broadcast information about the FM radio station including program name, time and station identification. RDS enables your receiver to display text messages that many FM stations include on a sub-carrier signal within their normal broadcast signal. Some RDS tuners can even break in with traffic alerts or emergency broadcasts when you're listening to a CD.
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.
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.
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.
DVD / Video Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver will play DVD (or other listed) video disc formats. Unless otherwise noted, the unit is not guaranteed to play recorded DVDs.
DVD Region Number
This is the region number that the DVD receiver is compatible with. Almost any device that has the ability to play a DVD disk has a region number. DVD region codes restrict playback of movies that come from geographical locations outside of your residing place.
Dual Zone
Dual zone means the stereo is capable of playing multiple audio or video sources between two separate locations.

Please refer to the item description for more details on how dual zone works specifically to the unit you are viewing.

Hi-Res Audio Compatible
This feature refers to if the product is capable of Hi-Res Audio (HRA) playback.

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.
Number of Front USB Inputs
Number of Rear USB Inputs

Monitor Screen Features

If a unit is touchscreen capable, you can control a majority of it's functions by touching the screen.
Screen Size
This is the size of the monitor on the unit. It is measured diagonally and in inches. The bigger the number the larger the screen.
Display Adjustment
This refers to the many ways that a units display can be adjusted.
MirrorLink Compatible
MirrorLink allows connectivity between a smartphone and the aftermarket car receiver. The consumer gets into the car, connects the phone with a cable, and gains access to phone applications through the car stereos controls such as navigation and steering wheel buttons. MirrorLink allows consumers to use their smartphones safely and simply, keeping eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.
Device Mirroring
This is the ability to "mirror" a device's screen (i.e SmartPhone or Tablet) onto the headunit's display. Please check with the manufacture's website for updated information regarding compatibility and cables required for proper performance.

Navigation Features

Map Database
This is the map database that the system uses. The map database provider supplies the digital map, as well as the Points-of-Interests, map updates, fastest routes, and many other features.
Tele Atlas
Traffic Lane Guidance
Traffic Lane guidance is a convenient feature among navigation units. It enabled the navigation unit to tell the driver which lane that they should be in at any given time. This becomes quite useful when a particular lane is needed to exit the freeway or make a necessary turn.
These are the maps that come with the navigation unit.
Complete 50 USA
Navigation During Audio Playback
This feature allows the driver to listen to music while the unit is still navigating them to their destination.
Navigation During Video Playback
The feature allow the head unit to play videos while the navigation unit is still guiding them to their destination. This is ideal for those that use overhead or headrest monitors that receive a video signal from the in-dash navigation unit.
These are the different options for language. If you are looking for a specific language, please verify that the unit will be compatible with that language.
Map Dimensional Display
This is the manner in which the navigation maps are displayed. The majority of navigation units have either a 2D or a 3D map display, however some have options for both.
Speed Display
Speed display is a feature that allows the unit to display the speed of the vehicle. Using GPS technology, this feature also assisting in determining the estimated time of arrival on compatible units.
Search Options
Search options are the many different ways that the navigation unit is able to find your destination. Below are the definitions of what these mean.

Address: The user is able to enter a specific address and the unit will navigate there.

City: The unit is able to navigate to a city, without a specific address needed. A great feature when traveling across several states or provinces.

Coordinates: This is a convenient feature for when you have specific longitude and latitude values.

Favorites: These are shortcuts that you can set for easy access to commonly traveled locations. Examples could include your home, office, favorite restaurant, movie theater, or any other frequently traveled location.

Home: Program and save your home address for fast and simple navigation to your home.

Intersection: Searches for specific cross-streets rather than a specific address.

Map Browsing: This feature enables the user to point to a location on the navigation screen and choose to navigate there. A great feature for when you visually know where you want to go, but are not sure of the address or intersection.

Phone Number: Search for locations by their phone number. Perfect for when you know the phone number of a restaurant or similar locations, but do not have the address. Also convenient when a store has many locations and you need to go to the one that you have previously called.

Point-of-Interest (POI) Name: Search by name for Points-of-Interst such as restaurants, ATMS, banks, hotels, recreation, hospitals, shopping, and more!

Point-of-Interest (POI) Vicinity: Search for Points-of-Interst that are close by to your current location. Points-Of-Interests include restaurants, ATMS, banks, hotels, recreation, hospitals, shopping, and more!

Points-of-Interest (POI) Type: Search for Points-of-Interst by there category. These include restaurants, ATMS, banks, hotels, recreation, hospitals, shopping, and more!

Quick Search: Allows the user to search for specified POI's that are commonly used.

Recent (Previous) Searches: This feature will load the users recent searches for fast navigation back to them.

Route: This allows the user to select a route that has been previously established.

Map Browsing
Phone Number
Point-of-Interest (POI) Name
Map Source
Maps are typically built into the navigation unit or they can be uploaded from a disc or memory card. They usually cover the United States and all or parts of Canada. Built-in flash memory maps typically respond faster than disc loaded maps.
Built-In Flash Memory
Text-to-Speech (TTS) converts normal text into speech. Mostly used in navigation units, text-to-speech allow the audible playback of street names, driving directions, and any other text that the driver needs to hear.
Traffic Tuner
In-dash navigation units with satellite radio have the option for a traffic tuner, also called a Traffic Message Channel. A Traffic Message Channel (TMC) is used to deliver traffic and travel information directly to the driver. When the TMC is built-in a navigation unit, it can help direct the driver to take alternative routes when traffic is bad.
MSN Direct Traffic Tuner (Subscription Required)
Points of Interest
The number of points of interest included on the maps. Points of interest may include gas stations, restaurants, city centers, hotels, airports, and tourist attractions.
12 Million
Customizable POI
Customizable Points Of Interest (POI) allow the user to customize, select favorites, and add their own points of interest. This enabled the driver to get directions quickly to previously visited destination.

Expandability Features

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.

Yes (Built-In/Included GPS Navigation)
Compatible Smartphones
Some stereos work with iOS (Apple) or Android smartphone operating systems, while some stereos work with both or neither. Find out here which operating systems this stereo is compatible with.
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.
Optional - SIRIUS or XM (Accessory required and sold separately)
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.
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/or Microphone Included])
A2DP Music Streaming
The Advanced Audio Distribution Profile will wirelessly stream music and other audio from an A2DP compatible device.
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)
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.
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 (Accessory recommended and sold separately)
Memory Card Reader
Whether or not the receiver has a built-in input for removable memory cards such as SD (Secure Digital) cards or MMC (Multimedia) cards.
SD Card

Smartphone Integration

iPhone/iPod Features
Head units are equipped with different technology that allows a variety of smartphone integration features. Some stereos are equipped with more features than others, here you will find which iPod/iPhone features this head unit has.
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.
Optional (Accessory Required and Sold Separately)
iPod Charging Adapter Required
Some Apple iPods require a charging adapter be used for the unit to fully function with the iPod.
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.

5G iPod Video (30, 60, & 80GB)
iPod Classic (120GB)
iPod Classic (80 &160GB)
iPod Nano 1st Generation (1, 2, & 4GB)
iPod Nano 2nd Generation (4 & 8GB)
iPod Nano 3rd Generation (4 & 8GB)
iPod Nano 4th Generation (8 & 16GB)
iPod Nano 5th Generation (8 & 16GB)
iPod Touch 1st Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
iPod Touch 2nd Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
iPod Touch 3nd Generation (8, 32 & 64GB)
iPhone 3G
iPhone 3GS
Android Features
Head units are equipped with different technology that allows a variety of smartphone integration features. Some stereos are equipped with more features than others, here you will find which Android features this head unit has.
Android Audio Integration
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an Android and allow for audio control and playback of the Android through the head unit. Head units that have Android connectivity allow your device to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard charging and 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 Android charging and connection cable.
Android Video Connection
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an Android device and allow for video control and playback of the device through the head unit. Head units that have Android video connectivity allow your device to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard Android 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 cable.

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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

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Average Attribution Rating



Best car stereo I had yet

February 26, 2011

Installed it myself on my Volkswagen Passat and works perfectly. I love the fact that it has all the connectivity you can think of: Ipod/Iphone, SD, USB, Bluetooth, audio. GPS is very accurate and maps are good. It is able to multitask (GPS, music playing and phone calling at the same time) without freezing or errors. The sound is great and you have a large variety of settings.
In conclusion, it is my best stereo to date and the Sonic store was a great experience, prompt and accurate.

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Ali Seyed Mohammad


the best Stereo I have ever owned, no issues

September 19, 2011

I love every aspect of my stereo, I would recommend it.

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October 28, 2010

The unit Z120bt is the best product I very bought for my Nissan Rogue 2009, it has great sound and great features very thing u need in a head unit this is the one. When they told me that it is one of the hot's product in the market. There are saying the true. I thank you, Sonic Electronic for have this product it a good deal.

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Lerona, WV


October 2, 2010

Very easy to install easy to use very functional

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September 1, 2010

I would recommend this to anyone looking to drop some cash on a series in dash Nav. I was originally looking into something from Alpine but lets face it their double din units look like dinosaurs. This unit looks sleek and up to date.
Pro's: Very easy to use, Very customizable, 8band equalizer, Lets you control an iPod either on the unit or the iPod it self, customizable splash screen, and the navigation is very responsive.
Con's: Installation isn't recommended for newbies (me) had a pro do it.

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nampa, ID

pioneer avic-z120bt

October 3, 2011

This is a Pioneer Avic-z120bt. All and all i give it a 3.5 out of 5. The DVD quality is very good. It is ok for navigating through all of the options while driving. It has everything you could ever want out of a in dash cd, dvd player. The navigation is horrible on it. I would have rated it 4.5 out of 5 if the navigation was better. The GPS will turn a five minute drive into a twenty five minute drive. If going on a state to state tip trip it works fine. In my home town I just have to get to the freeway, then it will do ok. The back-up camera is a very nice added feature. I had to buy the CAMERA separate, but highly recommend getting one if you plan on buying this for your vehicle. When starting your car, it will take about fifteen to twenty seconds for the Pioneer unit to turn on. That being said, you can start the car put the vehicle in reverse and the back-up camera will work without a problem. After backing out of your parking spot the Pioneer head unit will be ready to operate. You can watch netflix or youtube from your Iphone and I think a droid will work as well. I have a ipod in my glove box loaded with tons of music, and am able to control the ipod from the head unit. I recommend the Pioneer avic-z120bt, if you do not care about the navigation. If the navigation is important to you, I highly recommend doing some more research on other brands. I hope this helps. I made a video on this product. You can see it at:

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could be better

November 24, 2010

The function note is:
Design 10/10
Sound : 10/10
Video : 10/10
ipod control : 10/10
Bluetooth audio 10/10
Sirius: 3/10 (only one line display)
Pioneer software : 0/10 (Avicfeed and iphone app. is worthless for now)
GPS 2/10 (Not accurate if you don’t program a destination)
And check if your car have a vss output ! ! !
If yes, the GPS is MAYBE better.

I don't think I’ll buy Pioneer again, but I’ll definitely buy sonic stuff again. Very nice shopping experience and the all include price is very appreciate.

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Warrenville, IL

Pioneer Z120BT Eval

February 22, 2011

I’ve had the Pioneer AVIC-Z120BT for about six months now. It was installed in a 2008 Ford Edge which has the Ford Sync with a premium sound system.
First off, get the auto program steering wheel interface. The PAC unit could not cut the mustard after spending too much time (hours) trying to get it to work. The Axxess auto program unit was a snap.
If you have the Ford Sync you will be disappointed in the Z120BT. The support for Bluetooth, phone, and voice command are far superior in the Sync. Pioneer has a lot more work on this. Ford Sync is always available and is activated by pressing a steering wheel button but the Pioneer requires you to first use the touch screen interface to turn the voice command system on before you can press the activate button. The voice command is part of the GPS system not the radio. I liked the Ford Sync so much better; I am thinking of re-installing the factory radio. Hopefully Pioneer can improve their unit with a software upgrade but I doubt it. The voice command is a joke. I guess it would work better if a spoke Japanese but giving it commands is a waste of time even for phone dial.
After using a Garmin for many years, the Pioneer GPS is also a disappointment. The first five times I tried to use the GPS to give directions the address was not found. I am talking about well established locations that have been around forever like a golf course and a VFW hall for example. Supposedly there is a map update but I cannot find it anywhere on the Pioneer site plus I should not have to update a product I just purchased. I’d say the maps are at least 10 years old right out of the box. My Garmin gives me the next cross road and distance to it on a full-time basis at the top of the screen and the name/route# of the road I am on at the bottom. The Pioneer GPS only gives this information when you are in trip/route mode. Otherwise you have to read the map detail to know the next intersection coming up. I was able to find national chains for Banks and restaurants but no local restaurants will be found. So if you select “Mexican” restaurants you get Taco Bell and other nation chains but no local ones.
If you have an Apple iPod or iPhone then you will be happy because the Pandora application gets downloaded for use but if you have some other device or MP3 player the organization and playing features just suck and not worth using. It’s like the Apple devices are your only choice. What good is a hard drive in the unit when you can’t organize it if you have an MP3 player?
Because this is a “high” end unit I was expecting more from the radio. You cannot record radio even though there is a hard drive available. It would be nice if the unit could be like a radio DVR where you could stop and pickup live broadcasts so you don’t miss anything. The screen is huge but the screen real-estate is wasted. The display has mostly redundant information. The time display blocks out radio settings for the higher channel information, current channel information is redundant to current display and the lower channel display just tells you the pre-set number. It would be nice if the display was used to tell you what song was on those presets but it just works like a tradition button radio.
Here is what is keeping me from going back to the factory radio, the sound quality. This unit made a very big difference in the quality of the sound. It is as different as night and day. The Pioneer is so much better than the factory radio even with the factory speakers. I could not believe the difference and improvement. It is outstanding.
If your primary reason for getting this unit is for the GPS then get a Garmin and use it in conjunction with your factory radio. However, if you don’t mind giving up Ford Sync to get better sound quality then you might want to consider this unit.

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Alfredo L.

Brooklyn, NY


October 28, 2010

Thank you Sonic Electronix for have this product at a good deal to buy. Z120bt is the best head unit any can buy . It has very thing down to sound, looks and much more, if any one it reading this buy the unit stop think u would never go to another dish head unit very.

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Chattanooga TN

Awesome receiver

October 4, 2011

I am in love with this receiver it has all the features I was looking for I take call while driving easily the navigation is good for a built in unit have problems in atl but that might be a user error. U can put custom skins on with a memory card so mine looks like back to the future.

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Charleston, SC

great head unit

February 28, 2011

I just got this unit and it is great I will do a six month and year review but as of right not it is great the only bad thing I can say is it does not have a remote

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April 2, 2011

its a good deck but i dont like how u cant change the background colour and themes like u can in a jvc....

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Woodhavenwoodhaven, NY


October 25, 2010

OK first it has everything.
great sound video GPS everything works great no hiccups at all.....
I replaced an Eclipse AVN6600 with this unit n never looked back.

i would buy it again!!

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Ringtown, PA

not the best

September 2, 2011

This was good at first but its not very easy to use i had difficulty figuring out how to use it maybe you just need to be smarter then i am i dont know but it is durable and the picture quality is good as well.

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Kershaw, SC

Pioneer Avic-Z120BT

August 24, 2011

I love this tv i had the pioneer avic x920bt and i liked it, but i love the z120bt. I have it in my 07 silverado with back up camera, 3 tvs, and an xbox and it works great. Would highly recommned.

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