Pioneer AVIC-Z130BT

Double DIN 7" Multimedia Receiver w/ DVD, CD, MP3 Player, USB, GPS Navigation, Bluetooth, & HD Radio


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Pioneer AVIC-Z130BT Features

You will be blown away by the speed and versatility of this double din stereo. New for 2011 is the Z130BT which features built-in GPS navigation, HD radio and Bluetooth all in one package. The display of this unit is crystal clear when navigating through the menus, or watching your favorite movie. Producing 22 watts RMS with a 4 volt signal, the quality of sound is phenomenal when powering speakers with the built-in amplifier, or when using RCA connections to send the signal to external amplifiers. Adjust the button lighting to match your vehicles interior with the featured 32,000+ variable color display. The search functionality has drastically improved over previous models, offering ABC search with Dual-Speed scroll for list searches. Monitor your vehicles gas consumption and impact on the environment using the ECO driving function. Voice commands are a must for such a premium unit, and don't worry this stereo does not lack it. The Z130BT will even display artist and song information when available when playing CD's, MP3's or the AM/FM radio.

Expandability Options

This stereo comes complete with 3 sets of RCA outputs for connecting up to 3 amplifiers with full fade, level and crossover control. If you have an iPhone or other device that has bluetooth, connect to the A2DP for fast and convenient streaming of your favorite songs. Play music off your favorite device by using either the front 3.5mm auxiliary input, or the rear USB input for iPod control. Look no further because you have just found the ultimate in car audio, the do-it-all Pioneer AVIC-Z130BT.

General Features:

  • Double DIN Touchscreen Monitor with SD/USB Input, GPS Navigation, and Bluetooth
  • 7-inch WVGA high-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
  • 32,768 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
  • 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
  • Supports Pandora Radio streaming with a unique custom interface through an iPhone or iTouch
  • Aha Radio iPhone App Integration provides up-to-date information about social networks, helps find places to eat, view traffic, download and play audio, and much more
  • Dual Zone audio and video controls allows the front and rear zones to utilize different AV sources at the same time
  • 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: Built-in HD Radio tuner enables the reception of High-Definition radio stations
  • 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 wired microphone for clear, distortion-free, 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.

AppRadio Compatibility Note: With the introduction of Apple’s new iOS 11 mobile operating system, Pioneer has discovered an incompatibility with AppRadio Mode on certain Pioneer Navigation, DVD, and AppRadio receivers. If you connect an iPhone® or 5th or 6th generation iPod touch® device that has been updated to iOS 11 and launch AppRadio Mode, you will experience a blank screen or other display malfunction that disables AppRadio Mode. To maintain compatibility with AppRadio Mode, please continue using iOS 10 or older with your iPhone or iPod touch. Pioneer is working to resolve the issue and will update this notice once firmware updates for the receivers are available. For further information, including affected receiver models, please visit If you have any questions, please contact Pioneer Customer Service toll free at 1-800-421-1404, Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM (Pacific Time), excluding holidays, or online through

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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
Anti-Theft 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.

Detabable Controls
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.
Yes (Built-In/Included HD Radio 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 Nano 6th Generation (8 & 16GB)
iPod Touch 1st Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
iPod Touch 2nd Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
iPod Touch 3nd Generation (8, 32 & 64GB)
iPod Touch 4th Generation (8, 32 & 64GB)
iPhone 3G
iPhone 3GS
iPhone 4
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.

What is in the box?

Product and accessories
A detailed list of the equipment (main product and accessories) included with your in-dash car stereo receiver. If special accessories are included in the box, they will be listed and detailed below the main list of equipment.
Paperwork included with the product.
Other Accessory #1
Standard accessories are included in the main list above; however, this line provides specific details on an additional, unique accessory that is included with the product.
Other Accessory #2
Standard accessories are included in the list above special accessories; however, this line provides specific details on an additional, unique accessory that is included with the product.
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milwaukee, WI

Best Deck Out There!!

April 5, 2012

-After looking at a few competitors such as the INA-W900 Alpine I eventually came to buy the Pioneer. I liked the Alpines look more than the Pioneer but I would rather have buttons like the Pioneers, these probably wont break seeing as they are built in. The gloss black also looks very sleek, when compared to the gray of the alpine.

-The HD radio tuner makes a big difference. Forget the background noise from normal radio stations; with the HD radio tuner you wont hear that at all. The sound is nearly as good as a CD, and speaking of CD use, that is very good as well. Although not all CDs will show album information such as song name and album artist.

-The video playback is also very good, I have had a few Double DINs before this and this is my best unit so far. It's also blown me away with the resolution and colors of the screen. You can also bring up the controls of the deck while the video is playing which does not stop the video so that is nice to not have to start up the video again.

-I also have this deck hooked up with the USB going into the glovebox. The controls for the iPod are easy to use and understand. The only thing is though, the deck will upon startup re-create a voice recognition library of your iPods songs, and until that is done you cannot do anything but go to the next song or go to the last song, you cannot search for a different song until it is updated. This is somewhat annoying as it happens every time the unit is turned on. Sometimes it takes up to 5 minutes before the VR is updated.

-The GPS is also very easy to use if you know the full address. It looks great when it is running and you can change the view of the GPS to several different orientations. Also when you type in a destination the deck will give you several different routes to get there as well as what time you will get there.

-I have two amplifiers and a back up camera hooked up to this unit as well. The operation of the back up camera is great. The controls on the deck also work very well with controlling the e.q. levels and hi/lo pass filters of the external amplifiers.

-Probably the only things I do not like about this deck is that voice recognition does not always seem to work. The Bluetooth during phone calls is great and the people on the other end of the call always say they can hear me clearly, I have my mic right above my rearview mirror. The voice recognition thought like I said is sketchy at best. Many times when you ask the deck to "play artist ____" the deck will say it did not understand. Keep in mind this does not always happen, but I don't really use the voice controls a lot either. Also the music sphere application does not work with the deck unless you have a Windows computer, otherwise the application will not work. The App radio app will also not work unless you have a iPhone, but I have heard from several audio shop friends that Pioneer is in the works with making these apps Android friendly.

-Overall, it's a great deck and I would recommend it. Go out and buy it. It does it all, and you can match the button colors to the car.

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San Diego, CA

Worth every penny

May 13, 2011

This was worth every penny that I spent on it. It makes your car look classy and has a lot of features that you wont get in any other navigation system. I plan to buy another for my other car also.

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Powerful product

January 26, 2012

I have been reading and waiting for a long time to get a good overall product. I used to have a Pioneer Premier DEH-940MP HU with a 13band EQ and 6V preout which I liked very much.

- This unit provides 7band EQ which is less than what I used to have but more than any other similar product, plus a 4V preout vs 2V for most of the navigation units. The only EQ I truly miss is the 12Khz one since the Z130BT stops at 10KHz. The High Pass Filter option covers all speakers; no HPFF and HPFR. Sound settings also provides interesting options for the subwoofer control, more than I expected, loudness control and other interesting options to help calibrate and set the unit like you want.

- There is a lot more options to configure and control the unit like you want from Bluetooth phone, to iPhone, Pandora (only works for USA). GPS unit is good, but I miss my Garmin. We'll see next upgrade if they revamp it a bit but it's not a show stopper. Unit still works in tunnels or where GPS can't see the sats if you plug the VSS wire.

- Bypass mod available on youtube. Works well, but never use Movie player while driving. Stay safe. Microphone is excellent for phone or voice command; just make sure you don't cover the side if you do an "integrated" and discreet installation in your dash.

In all, this unit is very powerful, I am pretty sure there still plenty of power to be used giving more functionality over future software upgrade.

There are 2 things I don't like with this unit:
- Scrolling pages either when browsing MP3 on your favorite media or when using XM Radio, scrolling through chanels.
- They need to make file browsing easier and safer. Adding a scrollbar on the side would be a start.

About Sonic:
As I am a Canadian customer, I am very pleased with their excellent service and fast shipping. I had the unit in less than 4 days, considering my unit had to go through customs. Hats off to you guys, I'll be looking to do business with you again for sure.

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jay sean


Pretty nice head unit

October 3, 2011

I got this installed on my Nissan 370Z and I must say that this head unit is one of best out there. It may be pricey but the features are ridiculous on this thing. I've had it for about 2 weeks and I still have fun with it. I like that I can keep an SD card in there and not worry about having bad music on the radio. Which brings me to another point, it has HD radio, you get radio stations "regular" people don't have. I hooked it up to Alpine type-R speakers and a JL sub, sounds incredible. You want nice? Get this head unit.

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Port Hueneme, CA

Pioneer AVIC-Z130BT

June 22, 2012

This is a great unit, i have had Alpine, Kenwood, Sony, Eclipce and other head units. And this Pioneer is just as good if not better. I like the ipod hook up it lets me control my ipod very easy and it is fast to load up my muzic and u can get good sound out of it with the amp crossover that is built in, over all its a very good head unit.

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Great Unit

January 5, 2012

This unit has tons of great features every option you will ever need and it doens't take forever to load. Everything is really responsive. Only con is the GPS which can be confusing to use at first but once you get used to it, its not really a problem. 7" Screen and really clean looks good in any car not too flashy more classy.

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Jamaica, NY

Best of the Best

September 26, 2011

I have been through almost all the car indash players including all the top brands such as alpine and kenwood. I must say this is one of the best indash i have ever used. Pioneer really stand up for their name for this unit. Everything works perfect. No issues at all. Has so much features and its so easy to setup and use including the navigation. No cons to complain about.

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jesup, GA


May 5, 2012

Everything on this unit works great minus the voice recognition. It is worth the money but if you get it don't get the scosche harness go somewhere else and buy a metra or a PAC because those will give the reverse and parking brake signals and the scosche won't. Also don't connect the mute wire because you may have some problems with it muting itself. I have hoked up to a 2011 Silverado with onstar and it still works without the mute wire hooked up.

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Great Overall Unit with a few Small Issues.

June 3, 2012

The biggest problem is the lack of bluetooth kicking in consistently. If bluetooth doesn't automatically connect to your phone, you need to go in to the bluetooth settings, click on your phone, then select a button that tells it to reconnect. If they had a shortcut on the main screen to toggle your primary phone this wouldn't be a problem, but this is a major headache when you're driving. The only other negative I can think of is that the display doesn't handle well in sunlight for movies. With that said, I've only tried to watch movies with it once or twice.

Now to the positives. The Navigation is surprisingly good. It may not be Garmin, but it's better than every other GPS that I've seen. Most of the button placement was done well, and the bluetooth sounds great both for phone calls, and for streaming audio. The movie/music formats that it can handle are expansive.

The bluetooth issues is a big headache, but everything else about it is great so I would highly recommend.

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Artesia, NM

Amazing Product!

September 22, 2011

Ive had this product for 3 months now and i absolutly love this stereo. I have it hooked up to two 10' kicker cvr's and it made an incredible difference. The bluetooth is great and comes in handy since its going to be lawed being on the phone while driving. And the navigation gets me where i need to be. Thank you sonic!

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Deer Park, TX

Best I've ever had

October 10, 2011

I love this system, it has so many features that are easy to use compared to my last one (different brand). I love it so much, I'd rather that this car out because of the easy of use on the navigator as compared to the truck. The touch screen is large, easy to clean, and is sensitive enough to pick up very subtle touches. This in turn makes me believe that is will last longer. It has a very crisp sound to it also, even with the factor speakers in my car, and lots of ways to adjust the sound for anyone's liking.

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Warren Co Mo.

get rid of the Bose

July 24, 2012

A little confusing Great function and options Fantastic sound Tuner is a little weak on HD.But all in all I am real happy with the product Operations and owners manual on CD so I used my laptop for tutorial in my Taho while in the drive way to figure everything out.

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Collierville, TN

Very Pleased

May 15, 2012

A great unit. Works as advertized in my Nissan Titan. People can not believe the quality of the sound and I am using the factory speakers. Handsfree Bluetooth is great.

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Rosedale, NY


December 27, 2011

Great unit!!! Installation was a breeze did it for myself. Screen is great. Response is perfect. No problems, love all options. Can't beat the price.

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miami, Florida

overall great buy

June 19, 2011

I purchased this unit to replace the indestructible AVIC-D3, what a great unit that was, now for this unit, the AVIC-Z130BT will impress you with its looks and how user friendly it is, I am very happy with it except that I had to get rid of my CD-changer, which will hook up but the unit cannot control it, other than that I must say it is amazing. I'm still learning how to use it but I like everything so far. Can't wait to see my Netflix movies on the road and listen to my favorite Pandora station U2 radio

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Pioneer AVIC-Z130BT

May 15, 2012

I installed this in our E350 ford van with a 15" tv in the back. Great unit. Start up is a bit slow sometimes but otherwise it is great. Was able to hook up the x-box to it and went on a 3000 km road trip around Christmas and had no complaints with the kids. Rear view camera unit also works well. Color during the day and night vision at night. Hard to imagine buying this much tech for so little. Manual is a little daunting at 320 pages.

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Hampton, VA


April 13, 2012

I'll start off by saying I love the Bluetooth in this unit. My phone syncs about a minute after the unit itself boots up, which doesn't take long. I have a kenwood flip out in my other car and the z130 is much more user friendly then the kenwood. Sound is clear, iPod connectivity works almost perfect, with a few hiccups here and there. Nav will take you to the front of where ever you're going. 4 out 5 because its a very good head unit but not perfect.

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Little Elm, TX

Love pioneers!!!

February 3, 2012

I started off with the avic-910bt and I upgraded to this model for the screen size and the other great features. It's not cheap but worth the extra $$$ if you have it.

Pros- fast loading, screen size, 3d mapping, netflix

Cons- I'm not sure on this one but the day/night lighting doesn't work. I think it's the position of the nav cord or the little blk box at the end of it. Pretty much I haven't had any issues with it "knock on wood". I would recommend this to any Pioneer fan!!!

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Plano, TX

Awesome Head Unit

May 29, 2012

Expensive but it's big and has ALOT of features. I've had this for almost a year and it's really amazing.

The screen is huge, it looks flush and stock with my 07 Nissan Altima

-Good user interface
-HD Radio, aha radio, musicsphere
-Lots of equalizers and adjustments you can make to improve your speakers
-GPS never got me wrong
-FREE LIFETIME TRAFFIC UPDATES AMAZING (you'll see major highways and constructions blink different colors it's really cool)
-SD Card input, Ipod adapter is amazing connecting to my iphone and synching bluetooth

-Slow loadup from start
-VR a little laggy
-GPS Maps don't show all the street names, however it does get you from point A to B
-Bluetooth Audio does not work no matter what I've tried for Iphone 4S
-It feels as if the touchscreen doesn't respond as quickly as you want it to; you really need to put some elbow grease and press harder to change things. So it's not really sensitive.

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Las Vegas, NV

Excellent Functions

May 28, 2012

The GPS is excellent as is the sound and being able to add XM Radio.

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Grand Marsh, WI


February 16, 2012

I bought this unit for my 2009 F150. Big mistake. The unit decides what it wants to play, so every time you turn it on, you never know what it is going to do. It often changes from my iPod to the radio, which is annoying since this has the worst reception of any head unit I have EVER seen.

The unit is supposed to create an index of your iPod so you can more quickly access artists and songs. Even though it claims to update the directory, it never works.

The touchscreen is painful to use, it will act as if you have selected something when you are trying to scroll through the menu, even if you do not lift your finger off the screen. Everybody that tries to use it hates it.

The sound quality is OK, not great by any stretch of the imagination. Not even close to the Eclipse units I have in other vehicles. I would consider this one of the worst purchases I have made for car audio in a decade.

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