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Pioneer’s NEX household of in-dash receivers takes modularity to the following stage atthis week with the debut of the DMH-WC5700NEX, which separates its LCD touchscreen from the principle head-unit for extra versatile set up in fashionable vehicles.
After years of tinkering with and putting in automotive stereo methods, I take as a right that there can be area behind a car’s dashboard for the usual DIN-sized (or double-DIN) receiver set up. However as cabin tech turns into higher built-in inside new vehicles, as we speak’s automakers do not all the time see the necessity to depart room for an aftermarket stereo. That has left automotive audio lovers with out an apparent improve path, forcing Pioneer to get inventive with the following modular iteration of its NEX receiver household.
The DMH-WC5700NEX — jeez, these mannequin numbers are getting unwieldy — incorporates a 6.8-inch capacitive LCD touchscreen that mounts on the dashboard with a trim package like every other automotive stereo receiver. It is solely about as thick as a chunky pill — which permits for simple set up in autos that can’t settle for a standard aftermarket in-dash receiver, for instance the brand new, and .
The primary management unit connects to the touchscreen with a single cable and could be hidden away deep within the dashboard, middle console, below a seat or wherever there may be area. Relying on how far-off you intend on mounting the principle field, the acquisition of a separate extension cable could also be required.
Being a contemporary NEX receiver, the DMH-WC5700NEX options the total complement of options we have come to anticipate of this lineage. That features high-fidelity audio playback, wired and wi-fiand connectivity, Amazon Alexa, HD radio tuning and a versatile, customizable interface. The unit can be upgraded with an add-on SirusXM satellite tv for pc radio tuner and rear digicam system.
Pricing and availability have not but been introduced, so keep tuned for extra particulars and updates as they emerge. Pioneer additionally debuted a brand new andfor vehicles at CES, so possibly to verify that out within the meantime.
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