Summary: First off, I was a huge fan of Alpine in the late nineties. They were awesome pieces of equipment back then, and going by that.... Figured I'd buy a new one after not having a car for 10+ years. CD functionality is good. Sound quality is good but not excellent. My main gripe with this thing is the MP3 functionality, A.K.A the main function I bought it. For some odd reason it does not play files in order by file name or track number within a folder.
Summary: It is a good inexpensive head for all the options of blue tooth and mp3.But for setting up a good sound system it is not to hot.Has only one set of RCA outs and that is mono,only for bass amp.Used a converter for more RCA jacks for speakers,but got a poor sound quality.
Pros: Works flawlessly with iPod Great sound quality when used in combination with the Imprint Processor Easy to navigate through iPod
Cons: Never worked with either of my iPhones Not many sound adjustments can be made to unit without Imprint Terrible 2V preouts if you have amps youll need Imprint just for the 4v outs Bad GUI odd it has so many buttons yet most main menu stuff requires you to
Summary: I have studied and wanted this deck for almost a year now. Finally got it, and I was let down a bit. All bells and whistles work as advertized, but the 1 thing it was made to do, my particlar deck does not do: play from and Iphone. After a day of wrestling with it, plugging in my iphone, resetting, plugging in friends' Iphones, ect..I would get and "Usb Error". Plug in a regular thumb drive usb, and songs play fine.
Summary: This product produces excellent sound and has some nice features but there is one major problem if you want to use a USB drive. It does not sort Alphabetically. Folders are organized accoring to when you added them to the USB drive. This means it is very difficult to find the artist you are looking for. I talked to Apline tech support and there are no settings on the unit to change the way it sorts.
Cons: - Why give 6 presets per band when you can only view 5 at a time? - Doesn't allow customizations of radio station names. - iPod is not always recognized, it must be unplugged and/or reset - Selecting radio stations is clunky
Summary: While I realize that this was designed with the iPod in mind, I bought this unit for its ability to read music from a thumb drive (I don't have an iPod). If you like to listen to your music in the order of your list of files, this thing works great. However, if you're like me and wish to shuffle all of your music, this thing works horribly.