An inexpensive shaft style stereo that plays mp3 files & iPod - Great!
2 October 2012
Summary: If you want an inexpensive shaft style digital-tuning stereo that plays mp3 files and can play directly from an iPod, this is it. Other shaft style models that do this cost a lot more. Pyle quit making these about a year ago and they are very hard to find. I bought two but only ended up needing one. These receivers came in a plain brown box, sealed in plastic and appeared to come straight from Pyle with all hardware and faceplate. The one I installed sounds great.
Summary: I must admit I had reservations about buying this but I figured for 35 dollars shipped to my house that I'd give it a try. I installed this in a 68 camaro that I wanted to be able to play mp3's in. I had to move the shafts to a wider setting which was easily done. I am using pioneer 6 x 9 speakers and volume is good. The only thing I wished it had was 4 channels instead of 2. I'd be willing to pay a little more for that feature.
Summary: For $30 I knew I should do some research first. I was looking for a simple throw-back post mount radio with some digital functionality to play my SD/USB content to go into my old truck. This fits the bill nicely and I must say the basic nature of this unit made me smile as I remembered stereos of the old days. There are no pre-sets, CD etc.. so you have to turn the dial to change stations. The output is fine and what I expected for a unit of this price.
Summary: Exactly what I was looking for, something that would play music from a USB port without having to cut my old dash. Unfortunatley, it only plays 10 songs from the USB even ifs there are more. The clock is only visible when you shut the unit off? Weird, contacted PYLE support with these items but not even a reply. Too bad, great idea, just no follow thru.