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.
A decent start, here's a list of the missing features...
Robert A. Cooley, Amazon
22 November 2011
Summary: I'd been looking for a car stereo that would display the artwork from the iPod screen for some time, so I was really happy to find this unit. The sound is passable. So if ok sound and a display are your basic requirements, this will do the trick. However, I find it lacking in quite a few areas: 1) The display has a clear plastic cover and is near impossible to see in bright daylight. And too small an area of the screen is dedicated to the art.
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.
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.