Summary: Fantastic ! I installed the ultimate STAGE 4 system, for about $7,000+ and it sounds like it was worth every penny. I can hear music the way it was meant to be heard , the way engineers recorded it. I combined the Head unit with Pioneer stage 4 amps & speakers and they sound amazing.
Pros: TA - time alignment . Auto Equalization . Control over the configuration of all the crossovers & slopes from the head unit is great Control of 4 seperate preamp outs is great for fine tuning the system.
Summary: I have two of these decks and they are awesome! I have never had such a deck that puts out the quality of sound the Dex-P99rs does. great sound, great enhancement to my ipod and sounds even better with a CD.
Pros: Competition radio for sure!
Cons: Took me a while to fully understand the full potential this deck has to offer. But other than the patients of studing the manuel it's worth every penny!
Summary: Best SQ deck ever! But this deck is not for beginners. Very advanced tuning knowledge is required or your wasting your money. Wish they made this deck in a dbl din touch screen version. Would make tuning much easier, Please pioneer read this.
Pros: Beautiful sound quality. Great simple classy look.
Summary: I have been waiting for this type of receiver for ever.The Last time I seen a preamp receiver was in the 80's was a Kenwood cassette receiver it was top of line, Now in the twenty teens we have once again simply the best sound, all I care about is the best sound possible period.
Pros: The best sound Quality in a CD receiver. no bells and whistles, just pure SQ.
Summary: Expensive but well worth the money. Once I got my system tuned all I can say is... WOW I am impressed to say the least. There is definately a learning curve in getting in and out of menus but after a few days you'll be able to change your setting with ease.
Pros: Clean pure sound with the versatility to tune your stereo exactly how you want to.
Cons: Price, but hey you're paying for the best in the market.
If you are serious about QUALITY sound ............
Audio Buff, Crutchfield
7 July 2012
Summary: This is THE BEST car receiver I have EVER owned!! It is a tuner and 31 Band equalizer in ONE!! My speakers literally came to life when I installed this unit. Simplest install ever, but HIGHLY involved in setting up. The setup is definitely not a discouraging point though.
Pros: Super easy installation; backup battery in case of power loss; beautiful display; classy and professional appearance; steering wheel remote control; auto tuning feature; the list goes on and on!!
Cons: Setup is not the easiest, but it can be accomplished with reading the manual and doing research on what sounds the frequency bands produce
Summary: I got this installed a few weeks ago. I waited to write this because it takes a little while to figure out this unit. I have it in a 2010 Tacoma it still has the factory door speakers but I installes a JL XD700/5 amp and a sealed prefab box with a alpine type R 10.
Summary: I have had my installs done at the very best shop, with high end Focal and JL components, amps, subs. Because the shop is used to high end (but they do not currently carry Pioneer), they have always been: "ho-hum, it's ready, here are your keys.
Pros: beautiful sound, beautiful understated appearance. words inadequate.
Cons: The color of the dial lighting is adjustable, but not the center text/ sound level display. The sound level display is something I have missed for years, it is absolutely awesome that this has it, and the white is great, so I am going to extreme effort to find a con, but here it is: It would be g...
Summary: I believe that this is a difficult unit to understand. I took over one year to appriecate the built in quality of this CD player. Oneday i thought I finally had it tuned in and not evan close.
Pros: It can provide the best sound out there. Or it can take and break your spirit.
Pros: This unit has so many sound adjustments for down right pure pleasure!!! Now due to all the setting make sure you have some time for sound adjusting with the unit! It's simple looking and that's what I needed for the car. Just ENDLESS SOUND
Cons: Not enough hours in the day to sit in the car and listen to whatever you prefer with adding a 32gb flash drive.