A New Pioneer In-Dash Receiver, For Space-Challenged Rides


Pioneer Electronics USA has used the all-virtual CES 2021 conference to debut its newest modular solutions in-dash receiver.

It’s hardware that is designed to provide vehicles with limited or restricted dash space an in-dash upgrade solution.

The DMH-WC5700NEX includes Alexa Built-in, Android Auto (wired/wireless), Apple CarPlay (wired/wireless) and other multimedia entertainment capabilities.

Its 6.8-inch touchscreen is similar in design and features to the 9-inch DMH-WC6600NEX, introduced last year.

One key difference: this model has ability to fit a wider variety of vehicles including traditional 2DIN applications.

Since the introduction of the first Pioneer modular solutions in-dash receivers in 2019, Metra Electronics has introduced several dash kits and fully integrated dash kit packages designed to integrate the modular solutions products, including the DMH-WC5700NEX, into specific vehicles.

Due to the modular form factor and availability of two different optional extension cables, the DMH-WC5700NEX is also suitable for fully custom installation by an installation specialist, further expanding its application to an even wider range of vehicles when compared to traditional in-dash receivers.

“With the DMH-WC5700NEX, Pioneer provides an automotive upgrade solution for many different vehicles that typically have been extremely restrictive or even impossible with regard to the installation of an aftermarket in-dash receiver, including several popular late model Chevrolet vehicles such as the Silverado and Camaro,” said Pioneer Electronics USA VP/Marketing Ted Cardenas. “With this solution, owners of these vehicles now have an option for adding Amazon Alexa, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and more to enhance and upgrade their driving experience.”

The DMH-WC5700NEX also features Hi-Res Audio playback capability, FLAC file playback, 13-band graphic equalizer, time alignment, 4V RCA preamplifier outputs (front/rear/subwoofer), Bluetooth connectivity for audio streaming and hands-free communication, built-in HD Radio capability, SiriusXM Ready (requires SiriusXM tuner and subscription, sold separately), RGB illumination, rear camera input, and HDMI video input for rear seat entertainment.

The Pioneer DMH-WC5700NEX is planned for Summer 2021 availability.