Pioneer Announces New CarPlay AppRadio 4

Pioneer App Radio 4 features CarPlay, three 4 volt preouts, 13 band EQ and more.

Pioneer AppRadio 4 features CarPlay, three 4 volt preouts, 13 band EQ and more.

AppRadio 4 aka SPH-DA120 ready to roll out

UPDATE – 10/24/14 – Full length AppRadio 4 review here.

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Pioneer has announced that it has started shipping the all new AppRadio 4, model number SPH-DA120, to its dealers and distributors.  The AppRadio 4 is also CarPlay compatible.

It’s nice to see there has been a pretty big improvement in sound quality features in the new AppRadio 4.  Things like equalization control and high voltage pre outs were always lacking in previous AppRadio models.

The new AppRadio 4 features a 13 band EQ, 4 volt pre outs and time alignment.  It appears to share the same graphic user interface as the current NEX models.  The NEX line has proven to be sound quality oriented as well as user friendly.

App Radio 4 SPH-DA120

AppRadio 4 SPH-DA120 – NEX style user interface

New features of the AppRadio 4 include:

  • 6.2″ capacitive touch screen
  • HDMI input
  • Bluetooth
  • Apple CarPlay (for iPhone 5 or later)
  • App Radio Mode for iPhone (4s and up – typical App Radio Mode accessories required, see connectivity notes)
  • App Radio Mode for Android (typical App Radio Mode for Android accessories required, see connectivity notes)
  • Dual rear USB Port
  • 3 preouts rated at 4 volts
  • 13 Band EQ
  • Digital time alignment
  • Siri
  • Google Voice
  • AM/FM Tuner

AppRadio Mode Connectivity Kit

Depending on what device you have, you will still need an additional connectivity kit.  Pioneer lists the same accessories that were applicable to previous App Radio models.

To access AppRadio Mode, iPhone 5 users will still need a CD-IH202, Apple Lightning to USB and Apple Digital A/V Adapter).  Android users will need a CD-AH200.  iPhone 4/4s users can use a CD-IU201S.  The Apple CarPlay feature requires no additional parts, simply connect to the USB using a standard USB to lightning cable.  Keep in mind, you will not be able to easily utilize CarPlay and AppRadio Mode at the same time as each use different style connections and both connect to the USB 1 port.

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Pioneer App Radio 4 model SPH-DA120

Pioneer AppRadio 4 model SPH-DA120

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