The Pioneer avic-5000nex is without a doubt one of my personal favorites And ill tell you why in our professional Pioneer Avic-5000NEX Review! This unit hit stores early 2015 and has been one of pioneers best sellers ever since.
Of course ill list the specs for you car audio geeks below in this pioneer avic-5000nex review, but for now ill discuss my experience with this radio. As a certified car audio installer i install radios for your average Jane and Joe, but every once in a while i get a not so average Joe/jane who wants a high fidelity system in his/her vehicle and has a heck ton of money to spend!
Pioneer AVIC-5000NEX Review – Our Opinion
The most important part to a car audio system is the sound source, (what you are using to produce sound) and if you are running a mediocre sound source most car audio geeks will notice right away.
Your sound source can be any type or brand of car stereo but your cross over options, RMS output, pre out voltage, equalization options and on board amp efficiency really make or brake a stereo in terms of sound quality.
This is where the Pioneer Avic-5000nex comes in to play, you have an extremely efficient on board amplifier and an extensive equalizer with pretty in depth cross over settings, with cross over settings you are able to determine what frequencies a particular set of speakers in your vehicle can except and reproduce.
I mean we’re talking subwoofer cross overs and your various midrange and full range speaker settings with variable slope options on the cross over, hi voltage pre outs and HD RADIO!
Now, don’t get me wrong you have smart phone capabilities such as Apple Car Play and Siri Integration along with Pioneer’s very own GPS software that; by the way (works way better than Garmin).
I’ve listed all of the AVIC-5000NEX important features below, take a look, I’ve also; In true “ForAudioGeeks” fashion found the best price online here!
If you are looking to take advantage of the app mode capabilities on the pioneer avic 5000 nex there are cables that you need to buy and plug into the back of the radio.
This goes for Iphones and Androids, these cables allow you to use apples car play feature and Androids version as well but do not come in the box with this unit and must be purchased separately. The cables for the iphone are made for the iphone 5 and up, the cables for android devices have the mini hdmi that are found on a vast majority of androids on the market.
For Iphone 5 and Up you need:
- App Radio VGA interface & Iphone Lightening cable
- For Androids you will need:
- you must be running android lollipop and have this android extension
Pioneer Avic-5000nex review specifications:
- APPLE CARPLAY
- NATIONWIDE GPS MAPPING
- SIRI COMMANDS
- ANDROID, IOS & MIRROR LINK COMPATIBLE
- FLAC 24 BIT SOUND FOR BEST QUALITY SOUND
- MIXTRAX DJ SOFTWARE
- XM RADIO INTEGRATION
- BLUETOOTH PHONE CALLS AND MUSIC PLAYING
- BUILT IN AHA INTERNET RADIO
- PANDORA INTERNET RADIO
- BUILT IN HD RADIO TUNER