Oct 162011

Pioneer SPH-DA01 App Radio 6.1-Inch In-Dash Double-Din AV Receiver for iPod and iPhone

Pioneer APP Radio SPH-DA01Pioneer sets the new trend

It was not so long ago when you had to carry a mobile phone, mp3 player, gps device, palmtop PC or a laptop with you in order to have all that you need with you and this definitely leaded to making Pioneer App Radio. Today, Smartphones are replacing all those devices with a single handheld unit.

But what about some devices that you simply can’t integrate in your Smartphone but you need them still, like car stereos for instance? Well, people from Pioneer have devised a perfect solution. Pioneer is a well known leader in car audio technology and for a good reason; they always keep up with the latest trends. It is the same case with the Smartphone era. Although, all the latest Pioneer products have advanced support for new mobile devices and app control, they decided it was time to build a device that is specially designed for this purpose. And they call it App Radio.

Pioneer App Radio - Best Price App Radio – The first of its kind

The Pioneer AppRadio is a revolutionary, first of its kind, device that has a capacitive touchscreen display. The panel is 6.1” with WVGA (800 x 480) resolution and is equipped with Multi-Touch operation, just like your Apple device. From this panel you are able to access everything, from contacts to POIs on your Google maps as well as your photo albums and videos and take complete control of your iPhone with ease as it has been specifically designed for safer in-car operation. You can also enjoy internet streaming videos while parked with YouTube and NetFlix support.

Pioneer App Radio In DashTogether is better

To provide you with the latest and most popular in-car apps, Pioneer has teamed up with leading app providers. Pioneer AppRadio comes with several great apps like MotionX-GPS Drive, INDRIX, Rdio, Pandora internet radio and many more. But Pioneer and his friends are also developing new compatible apps that can be easily added to your device which will immediately notify you when a new compatible app is released. All you need to do is download Pioneer’s AppRadio application for free to your iPhone from the iTunes App Store and you are ready to go!

Your phone at your fingertips

You can now easily browse or search your contacts directly from your in-dash unit or view important events and reminders from your calendar. Unit comes with a built-in Bluetooth adapter, an included microphone and a dial pad for hands-free calling so you won’t have to touch your iPhone once you get in your driver seat.


The receiver comes with 24 stations and 6 presets, BSM (Best Station Memory), Local Seek tuning and RDS but you will probably use Pandora Internet Radio and iPod Direct Control more often. It has support for Link Search and iTunes Genius Playlists as well as browsing your iPod music library.

But that is not all! With the new Rdio music service you can access over 8 million songs and listen to unlimited music on and off line. And you can also view and share your music libraries with other Rdio users anytime you like. The unit comes with a MOSFET 50W x 4 amplifier that is equipped with EEQ (Easy EQ) preset equalizer as well as a 12-band graphic equalizer and subwoofer control making it the perfect solution for your in-car audio system.

Pioneer App Radio NavigationNavigation at its best

Equipped with the latest iPhone app support, you can access Google Maps through your Pioneer AppRadio and search for a desired location, plan a route or just pinpoint your present location.

But if you really want to get the most out of your device than the MotionX GPS Drive app is the one you want. It is the number one selling navigation app on iTunes App Store and for a good reason. It will give you live and up-to-date information, turn-by-turn voice guidance and you can choose between various views and zoom in and out of the map directly from your display panel. You can also search for locations through Google Maps local search and even bookmark your favorite locations. And to make things even better, the Pioneer App Radio comes with a GPS Antenna for improved positioning accuracy boosting your GPS capabilities.

Along with MotionX comes the INDRIX app that is the perfect solution for avoiding traffic. It will provide you with real-time traffic information and route forecasts giving you enough time in advance to plan your route carefully and save time, fuel and money.

Extend and upgrade

You can further extend you device by adding a rear view camera. It also supports customizable steering wheel controls and a wired remote input. And when a Firmware update comes around you can use your microSD slot to upgrade zour Pioneer App Radio software to the latest version with ease.

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Pioneer App Radio – Technical Specification


  • Screen: 6.1″ WVGA Resolution 800 x 480
  • Touch Panel Type: Capacitive
  • Multi-Touch Operation: Yes
  • Picture Adjustment: Yes

Audio features:

  • Amplifier: MOSFET 50W x 4
  • Equalizer: 12-Band Graphic, EEQ (Easy EQ) Preset Equalizer
  • RCA Preouts: 1 (2V)
  • Subwoofer Control: Yes


  • Presets: 24 Stations/6 Presets (18 FM/6 AM)
  • BSM (Best Station Memory): Yes
  • Local Seek Tuning: Yes
  • RDS: Yes

iPhone/iPod with App Radio:

  • Direct Control: for iPhone 4/iPod® Touch 4th Gen
  • 30-Pin Cable: Included
  • iPhone 4/iPod Touch 4th Generation Charging: Yes
  • Link Search for iPod: Yes
  • App Mode: Yes
  • iTunes Genius Playlists: Yes

Phone connectivity:

  • Bluetooth: Built-In Bluetooth for Hands-Free Calling
  • Microphone: Included
  • Dial Pad: Yes
  • Phone Book Access: Yes


  • GPS Antenna: Included
  • Rear-View Camera Input: 1
  • Wired Remote Input: 1
  • Customizable Steering Wheel Controls: Yes
  • Memory Card Slot: microSD for Firmware Upgrade ONLY
For true car-gadget lovers, Pioneer App Radio SPH-DA01 will be a great refreshment and very useful toy.

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