CD Receiver with MIXTRAX™, Bluetooth®, USB Control for iPod®/iPhone®, and Pandora® Ready

  • Built-In Bluetooth® for Hands-Free Calling and Wireless Audio Streaming
  • Voice Control for iPhone®
  • Enjoy Your Favorite Music in a Non-Stop Mix with MIXTRAX™
  • 2 RCA Preouts (2V)



The DEH-X6500BT CD receiver features Pioneer's MIXTRAX™ technology, built-in Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and audio streaming, Pandora® radio ready for iPhone®, and direct control of an iPod®/iPhone® via USB. The multi-line, multi-segmented LCD display with LED backlight is 35% larger than previous models and offers improved visibility and legibility. Customize your sound with a 5-band graphic equalizer, high-pass and low-pass filter settings, and subwoofer control.




MIXTRAX is an innovative Pioneer technology that creates a non-stop mix of your music library complete with a range of DJ-inspired effects. Drawing from Pioneer’s rich DJ heritage and our passion for music, MIXTRAX delivers a unique DJ infused listening experience to those in the car. MIXTRAX takes the music from an iPhone, iPod, USB device, or certain Android devices and plays it back with added transitions and effects, creating a virtual DJ inside the Pioneer receiver.

MIXTRAX makes automatic remixing of tracks extra-quick and easy. Simply connect your USB compatible device and listen as tracks are joined by various random sound effects in Non-Stop-Mix Play to keep the groove going in full swing.

MIXTRAX also features Club-Style Illumination that enhances the mood with a dynamic dance club-like lighting effect. As MIXTRAX begins, lights start pulsing to the beat of the music, adding an extra level of entertainment. Choose among multiple patterns of lighting variations from sound pressure level or low-pass synchronization modes.

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Stay safe and obey local hands-free laws with built-in Bluetooth (HFP). With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the DEH-X6500BT without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. When a registered Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically pairs the two units.

If you have a compatible audio player device that also features built-in Bluetooth, you have the ability to wirelessly stream (A2DP) and control audio (AVRCP) to the receiver.



Pandora is personalized internet radio that is designed to help you discover new music that you'll love mixed in with music that you already know. With the DEH-X6500BT, you can enjoy superior sound quality and full control of the Pandora experience in your car directly from the touchscreen display of the receiver. You are able to give tracks "thumbs up" or "thumbs down," bookmark a song so you can purchase it later, easily switch between your personalized radio stations, and view full track data.

In-dash control for Pandora is compatible with Apple iOS. Simply download the free Pandora Radio app to your iPhone or iPod Touch and connect it to the DEH-X6500BT with the CD-IU51 interface cable (sold separately) and take your music to the next level.

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Connect an iPod or iPhone to the DEH-X6500BT using the optional USB interface cable (CD-IU51 interface cable sold separately) enjoy the music stored on your device. Song, artist, time and album information are displayed on the LCD display. The Link Play feature helps you find content faster and the system's wired USB connection provides direct digital signal transfer from the device for clean, clear sound while providing 1 amp of current to keep your iPod/iPhone charged.

As an added bonus, the DEH-X6500BT is able to utilize the voice control feature found on your iPhone. With an iPhone connected to the receiver via Bluetooth and the receiver source set to "Bluetooth audio" or "iPod," simply press the volume knob, wait for the prompt, and speak your command as you would on your iPhone.



With App Mode you can enjoy listening and viewing the content on select compatible apps directly on the receiver's display from a connected iPhone or iPod Touch. Limited controls such as track forward or reverse may be executed from the receiver.

Note:Not all apps will be compatible with App Mode and App Mode will provide limited, if any, control over the app.



Match the display and key illumination to your vehicle's interior lighting. Over 210,000 colors are available to match the illumination in any car. The key illumination and display illumination colors can be customized separately for an endless number of color combinations. The front USB port and AUX input are also fully illuminated.



  • Multi-Line, Multi-Segmented LCD Display with LED Backlight (13+4 characters)
  • Built-In MOSFET 50W x 4 Amplifier
  • 2 Sets of RCA Preouts (2V) for System Expansion
  • 5-Band Graphic Equalizer
  • Front USB Port and AUX Input
  • Advanced Sound Retriever
  • Wired Remote Input
  • Included Remote Control
  • Anti-Dust Design
  • Detachable Face Security™


Media Playback
  • 24 Stations/6 Presets
  • MOSFET 50 W x 4
  • 2 (2V)
  • 24-bit
  • 5-Band Graphic
  • 3-Mode
Bluetooth®/iPod®/Apps/SD Card/USB
  • Built-In (HFP/A2DP/AVRCP/SSP)
  • CD-IU51 cable required
  • iPhone®
  • iPhone®
  • Front (1 Amp)
  • Front
  • 210,000 Colors
  • Multi-Line, Multi-Segmented LCD with LED Backlight (13+4 char)
  • Rotary
  • Included
  • DEH-X6500BT: Remote Control

    DEH-X6500BT: Remote Control

  • DEH-X6500BT: EQ Setting

    DEH-X6500BT: EQ Setting

  • DEH-X6500BT: Audio Setting

    DEH-X6500BT: Audio Setting

  • DEH-X6500BT: iPhone Voice Control

    DEH-X6500BT: iPhone Voice Control

  • DEH-X6500BT: Making a Call

    DEH-X6500BT: Making a Call

  • DEH-X6500BT: Bluetooth Phone settings

    DEH-X6500BT: Bluetooth Phone settings

  • DEH-X6500BT: Custom Illumination

    DEH-X6500BT: Custom Illumination



  • DEH-X6500BT: Seek Mode

    DEH-X6500BT: Seek Mode

  • DEH-X6500BT: Bluetooth Pairing

    DEH-X6500BT: Bluetooth Pairing

  • DEH-X6500BT: Advanced Sound Retriever

    DEH-X6500BT: Advanced Sound Retriever

  • DEH-X6500BT: Ipod Control

    DEH-X6500BT: Ipod Control

  • DEH-X6500BT: Best Station Memory

    DEH-X6500BT: Best Station Memory

  • DEH-X6500BT: Local Seek

    DEH-X6500BT: Local Seek

  • DEH-X6500BT: Clock Setting

    DEH-X6500BT: Clock Setting

  • DEH-X6500BT: MP3 & WMA Playback

    DEH-X6500BT: MP3 & WMA Playback

  • DEH-X6500BT: Auxiliary Input

    DEH-X6500BT: Auxiliary Input

  • What's in the Box: DEH-X6500BT

    What's in the Box: DEH-X6500BT

  • DEH-X6500BT: Blue Tooth Audio

    DEH-X6500BT: Blue Tooth Audio

  • DEH-X6500BT: Tuner Presets

    DEH-X6500BT: Tuner Presets

  • DEH-X6500BT: USB Playback

    DEH-X6500BT: USB Playback

  • CD-IU51


    iPod®/iPhone® USB Interface Cable for CD Receivers with High Current USB Port (Audio)

  • CD-SR100


    Steering Wheel Remote