Summary: This radio offers a ton of different options, playback of mp3 files on a flash drive, ipod connectivity, bluetooth... etc, this is great, sound quality is also good, especially when paired up with an amp for any of the preamp outputs. It does lack a bit of power and requires some fine tuning, but overall, great radio.
Summary: As a disclaimer this 7200hd replaced a 15 year old CD player, so it really wouldn't have taken much to "wow" me. I love the USB port, I use it daily for audio books, but I don't push any buttons other than volume while using it for fear of jumping to the next track. The fast forward is very slow so I'd rather quit listening to an audio book than to spend 15 min. getting back to where I was. *UPDATE* There is some kind of problem that I haven't figured out yet.
Summary: This is a response to the other review which was (justifiably) frustrated by the lack of random-next functionality. I have been living with another Pioneer deck with the same irritating interface, and have found a satisfactory workaround. Say a song by an artist comes on, and I don't feel like listening to that artist right now, but the next 17 songs are all by that artist.
Summary: This head unit has some great features The main reason for buying it was the HD Radio built-in. I find it a bit frustrating that with all the functionality and features, the ease of use seems to be a bit lacking. There doesn't seem to be a way to save a station as a favorite (HD or otherwise). Some ease of use comes from the remote as it has pause and must, both of which are missing from the headunit.
Summary: I procured this Pioneer head-unit because I yearned to incorporate the capability of playing audio via my USB Flash Drives. Although there were a couple of disappointments, I was pleasantly surprised by the sound. First, some negatives. Probably due to expenditure, Pioneer reverted back to prior methods of direct CD insertion via the top front of the unit thereby eliminating the opening and dropping down the front panel to obtain CD insertion access.
Summary: This head unit was a replacement for my car's stock stereo. The sound quality from radio stations, especially from the HD stations is outstanding compared to what I had before. The only problem I have with this unit so far is the controls. It can be a bit difficult at times to search for certain songs or select different settings.
Summary: This unit is affordably priced, the HD radio is good, and the subwoofer out/high pass filter with 4 volt preouts are outstanding. I second what other reviewers have said about a annoying "multifunction" knob - pressing it takes more effort and concentration than should be required when one is driving.
Summary: Note that the RCA sockets on the back of the reciever require your RCA cables to plug in straight from behind. You may not have space for this. My 2003 Toyota Tacoma requires right angle RCA adapters. I have ordered them from Parts Express (available directly or through Amazon.com). I have ordered two styles/depths and will report back which ones work.
Great sound, Great Value. Hate the controller knob.
Michael K. O'connor, Amazon
10 June 2010
Summary: I like this Head Unit and I'd buy it again for what I want in a head unit for all the reasons you can see in the description and other reviews, but be warned it has one major detractor in my opinion. The Multi Control knob which is basically a volume knob on steroids and can not only twist but can be tilt clicked up down left and right and center is sometimes a pain to operate when driving.