Pioneer Double DIN CD Receiver with Improved Pioneer ARC App Compatibility-FH-S501BT
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  • Android Compatibility
  • Works with Pandora and Spotify
  • iPhone Compatibility
  • Enhanced Bluetooth enabled phone connectivity with Pioneer ARC Bluetooth Hub

A Better-Than-Ever Listening Experience

Pandora is personalized internet radio that is designed to help you discover new music that you'll love mixed in with music that you already know. With the FH-S500BT, you can enjoy superior sound quality and full control of the Pandora experience in your car directly from the receiver. You are able to give tracks 'thumbs up" or 'thumbs down," bookmark a song so you can purchase it later, easily switch between your personalized radio stations, and view full track data.

In-dash control for Pandora is compatible with Apple iOS and Android OS. Simply download the free Pandora Radio app to your smartphone, connect it to the FH-S500BT via Bluetooth and take your music to the next level.

Built-in Bluetooth

Built-in Bluetooth Pioneer Audio receivers feature built-in Bluetooth enabling both hands-free calling and audio streaming with the latest Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.6) and Wideband Speech capability. This allows you to experience more natural sound quality and details during calls. When streaming music, AVRCP 1.5 lets you browse and select the media stored on your smartphone.


Spotify Spotify gives you all the music you'll ever need. Find the songs you love instantly, or let Spotify play you something great. With support for Spotify, just connect your compatible smartphone to a Pioneer Car Stereo Receiver to fill your ride with everything from classic tracks to the latest hits. Premium subscription may apply.

Pioneer ARC App

The Pioneer ARC (Advanced Remote Control) app allows you to control select functions on your Pioneer receiver. Access functions including presets, fast forward and rewind, and artist and album search. Users can also adjust audio and Bluetooth settings.

Smartphone Control

Access music on your smartphone directly from the Pioneer receiver. Search for Artist, Albums and Songs using Pioneer's intuitive interface. With Pioneer receivers you can also access and control select music and radio apps on your smartphone.

AOA 2.0 Support for Android

AOA 2.0 enables Android owners to play music streaming apps and control basic functionality, Play/Pause and Skip Song, using the buttons of the receiver. The new feature requires the Android device to be running Android 4.1 or newer and be plugged into the receiver via the USB connection on the front of the unit.

Keep The Party Going

MIXTRAXis an innovative Pioneer technology that creates a nonstop mix of your music library complete with a range of DJ-inspired effects. Drawing from Pioneer's rich DJ heritage and our passion for music, MIXTRAX delivers a unique DJ infused listening experience to those in the car. MIXTRAX takes the music from an iPhone or USB device, and plays it back with added transitions and effects, creating a virtual DJ inside the Pioneer receiver. MIXTRAX makes automatic remixing of tracks extra quick and easy. Simply connect your USB compatible device and listen as tracks are joined by various random sound effects in nonstop mix play to keep the groove going in full swing.

MIXTRAX also features club-style illumination that enhances the mood with a dynamic dance club-like lighting effect. As MIXTRAX begins, lights start pulsing to the beat of the music, adding an extra level of entertainment. Choose among multiple patterns of lighting variations from sound pressure level or low-pass synchronization modes.

Android MusicSupport

Android MusicSupport Users of Android devices runing operating system 4.0 or later can connect to the FH-S500BT to listen to music stored on their device without the need for an app. The process is made possible using Media Transfer Protocol (MTP). MTP allows the CD receiver to recognize the Android smartphone as a music storage device. Users can now access music via USB stored on an Android device and operate basic operations like FF, REW, Play, Pause, Random Play, and Repeat. Metadata information such as track, artist, and album name can be displayed.

USB Auto Switch

The receiver also includes the USB Auto Switch feature so when the phone is connected via USB the listener has the option to choose whether the receiver uses the phone as a source, or just charges the device.

FLAC Codec Support

Pioneer Car Stereo Receivers upgrade in-car audio with amazing sound reproduction with their ability to play FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) files, which are 50-60% smaller than WAV files yet retain the integrity of the original sound sources. FLAC playback at up to 44.1khz sampling frequency and 16-bit bitrate for files stored on a USB thumb drive.

Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)Yes
Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP)AVRCP 1.5
Hands-Free Profile (HFP)HFP 1.6
Built-in BluetoothYes
Illumination TimerYes
Brightness Control10-Level
Dimmer Setting (On/Off)Yes
Display with LED BacklightVA LCD (2-Line)
Secure Simple Profile (SSP)Yes
Serial Port Profile (SPP)Yes
Guest ModeYes
Dual Phone ConnectionYes
Presets18 FM, 6 AM
Best Station Memory (BSM)Yes
Local Seek TuningYes
Supertuner IIIDYes
Voice ControlYes
Pandora Station CreationYes
Siri Eyes FreeYes
Android™ Music SupportMTP/AOA 2.0
CD/CD-R/RW PlaybackYes
MP3 Audio PlaybackDisc, USB
WMA Audio PlaybackDisc, USB
AAC Audio PlaybackDisc, USB
WAV Audio PlaybackDisc, USB
FLAC Audio PlaybackUSB
RCA Preouts2(2V)
Built-in AmplifierMOSFET 50W x 4
Customizable Graphic Equalizer13-Band
Time AlignmentYes
Crossover NetworkLPF, HPF
Subwoofer ControlYes
Loudness3 Mode
Listening Position SelectorYes
Advanced Sound RetrieverYes
USBSingle, Front
AUX InputFront
Wired Remote InputYes
USB Direct Control for iPhoneYes
Spectrum AnalyzerYes
Rotary Volume ControlYes
Remote ControlIncluded
Multi-Language DisplayEnglish, Spanish, French (Canadian)
Warranty (must be purchased from a Authorized Pioneer Dealer)1 Year

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