A terrific value for a receiver with a lot of great features
4 February 2013
Summary: I've bought 2 of these receivers-I put one in my Scion XB a couple of years ago, and liked the features enough to put another one in my wife's Pontiac Vibe. Her car has the optional Monsoon sound system, and with this head unit, it sounds incredible. The stock unit definitely was the weak link. There are more advanced units for sure, but in terms of value for money, I think I got a great deal-not once, but twice.
I would buy it over again as long as it was a good deal.
11 September 2012
Summary: We had a choice between this double din and the pioneer AVH-P3200, and I am very happy with the choice we made. It has improved the sound inside our Land Cruiser, even before we've had a chance to replace the speakers and add a sub. The high volt preouts will make sure my PPi amps are happy. I matched this H/U with Focal 6.5s +components, Alumapro 12, ppi PC2300.2, and PC4400.2. I have owned Pioneer DEH-P3400,3500.
Summary: I bought this receiver a year ago. I have already had to reprogram my phone and stations about a hundred times because it goes wonky and needs the fused pulled to reset. It constantly will pick up calls, but not play the persons voice, fails to shut off when turning truck off (silver ado, 2006), and starts a feed back sound that can only be corrected with a reset. I advise against this stereo. Hard to program, and not easy to use generally.
Conclusion: I've always been a Pioneer H/U fan. This thing is awesome! The Bluetooth music streaming allows me to play Pandora, Spotify, or MP3s from my phone. I commute 52 miles each way to work and have this bangin the whole way and it never misses a beat. Clean, clear, and powerful. You cant beat this for!
Summary: Installed into: 1998 Honda Accord EX V6 3.0L If you do not know what you are doing hire a pro to install. This unit works perfectly and easily. Taking calls and listening to music via the bluetooth connection with my smartphone works perfectly. Much better then I expected. Bluethooth sync-up is easy and automatic. This stereo has so many features that a thorough reading of all intstructions is a must.
Conclusion: Installation went well and I'm really happy with the performance. I particularly like the bluetooth, satellite radio and i-pod functions. I don't like the complexity of the manual. I feel it inhibits using everything I paid for because I can't figure it out. Overall, I like it and it serves its function well.