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by Ken Nail
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Why replace your factory radio?

Two good reasons - sound quality and cool features. A new car stereo offers power that's superior to most factory radios, along with more sophisticated tone controls. And most car stereos offer built-in or optional features that add safety and fun to life in your car, including inputs for your iPod or MP3 player, Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free cell phone calls, satellite radio or HD Radio reception, and connections for building an audio system in your car.

If you're an iPod® or iPhone® user, Dual's been thinking of you. Not only does their XDMA6510 CD receiver offer built-in controls for your player, but they've included a mount for it too. So, now you can keep your player right where you'd like it while you drive.

XDMA6510 with included mount

Dual also equips the XDMA6510 to handle all your mobile music needs. You can plug any other USB device into the handy front-panel input, or jack in a couple of audio players to the front and rear auxiliary inputs. Discs are covered too — you can play discs loaded with MP3 and WMA files, as well as your store-bought CDs.

Sound shaping is handled competently by bass and treble controls, along with seven preset EQ settings. And if you need more power, you can hook up external amps or a powered sub to the two pairs of preamp outputs. The receiver's sub level control lets you go to town when you want to crank the bass.

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?
In most vehicles, you can an adapter (not included) to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this Dual stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and the Dual, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls.

Note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver.

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Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in amplifier (18 watts RMS CEA-2006/60 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs (including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA files)
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • 2-band EQ with 7 preset EQ settings
    • subwoofer level control
    Expandability:
    • built-in iPod control — device mount included
    • inputs: front USB input, front and rear auxiliary inputs
    • outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other info:

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    Features and Specs
    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant
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    Yes
    RMS Power Output
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    18 watts
    Peak Output
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    60 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth
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    20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs
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    4-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs
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    No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs
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    Yes
    Preamp Voltage
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    2 volts
    Display Color
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    White/Black
    Key Button Color
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    Blue
    EQ Bands
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    None
    Wireless Remote
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    Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible
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    Adapter required
    Parts Warranty
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    1 Year
    Labor Warranty
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    1 Year
    Expandability
    AUX Input
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    Front/Rear
    USB Input
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    Front
    Memory Card Slot
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    USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible
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    Satellite Radio Ready
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    HD Radio
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    No
    Navigation
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    iPod Compatibility
    Full size
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    Classic/5Gen
    Nano
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    Nano6/Nano5/Nano4/Nano3/Nano2/
    Touch
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    Touch4/Touch3/Touch2/Touch1
    Mini
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    iPhone
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    Phone4S/Phone4/Phone3GS/Phone3
    Tuner
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    8.5 dBf
    European Tuning
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    Seek/Scan
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    Seek
    Radio Data System
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    What's in the box?

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    • AM/FM/CD receiver (with a 10-amp fuse inserted into the chassis)
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Face (inside hard plastic face case)
    • 2 Trim rings
    • Wiring harness
    • XDM6510 IR wireless remote control
    • CR2032 Lithium battery
    • iPod/iPhone cradle
    • Cradle mounting bracket
    • Mounting post
    • Mounting nut
    • Small wrench
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • 4 Pan-head ISO screws
    • 4 Counter-sunk ISO screws
    • Rear-support bolt
    • Star washer
    • Hex nut
    • 2 Face-fixing screws
    • Installation/Owner's Manual
    • "Portable Device Mounting Installation" sheet
    • "Attention" note (attached to chassis)

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    Disc Playback
    USB/iPod/Aux Connection
    Audio Section
    Radio Functions
    Display Features
    Remote Control

    Disc Playback

    CD Compatibility: The Dual XDMA6510 head unit supports CD-Audio, CD-Text, CD-R, & CD-RW disc playback.

    MP3/WMA Compatible: The head unit supports playback of MP3/WMA music files recorded onto CD-R & CD-RW discs.

    Compatible Files MP3, WMA
    Recording Format ISO9660 level 1/level 2, Yellow book Mode1/Mode 2, Multi-session
    Sampling Frequency MP3: 8-48khz, WMA: 32-48kHz
    Bit Rate MP3: 32-320kbps, WMA: 32-192kbps
    ID3 Tag Support MP3 Tags: version 1.0-2.4, WMA Tags
    Character Support Song/Artist/Album Names: 30 characters, File/Folder Names: 32 characters
    File Folder Limit Maximum Files: 999, Maximum Folders: 255, Maximum Folder Levels: 8

    File/Folder Search: This search function allows navigation through compressed music files' folders to find a specific file or for playback.

    Playback Features: The XDMA6510 offers playback features such as Repeat, Random & Intro scan.

    • Repeat: You can repeat a single track, a specific folder, or an entire disc.
    • Random: You can shuffle the playback order of all your songs or only the songs in a specific folder.
    • Intro Scan: You can scan the first 10 seconds of each track or the first 10 seconds of each track in a folder.

    Off Insert/Eject: A CD disc can be inserted or ejected with the power off. When a disc is inserted with the power off, the unit will automatically power up & begin playback.

    Auto Reload: When a CD is ejected and left sticking out of the CD slot for approximately 15 seconds, the unit automatically reloads the CD to protect it from damage.

    USB/iPod/Aux Connection

    USB Port: The Dual XDMA6510 is equipped with front-panel USB (type-A) port for playback of MP3/WMA files stored on a USB mass storage device. The XDMA6510 offers the following playback features for MP3/WMA USB files - File/Folder Search, Fast Forward/Reverse, Repeat/Random, & Intro Scan. The unit's USB port will also charge your USB device during connection. The MP3/WMA files stored on your USB mass storage device must meet the following requirements for proper playback on the XDMA6510.

    File System FAT/FAT32
    Compatible Files MP3, WMA
    Recording Format ISO9660 level 1/level 2, Yellow book Mode1/Mode 2, Multi-session
    Sampling Frequency MP3: 8-48khz, WMA: 32-48kHz
    Bit Rate MP3: 32-320kbps, WMA: 32-192kbps
    ID3 Tag Support MP3 Tags: version 1.0-2.4, WMA Tags
    Character Support Song/Artist/Album Names: 30 characters, File/Folder Names: 32 characters
    File Folder Limit Maximum Files: 50,000
    Maximum Folders: 255
    Maximum Folder Levels: 8

    iPod/iPhone Direct: The Dual XDMA6510 features a direct USB control system for your iPod or iPhone. To play music from your iPod/iPhone device, connect the USB/Dock cable (included with your iPod/iPhone) to the XDMA6510's front-panel USB port. Playback will begin automatically. You can control your iPod/iPhone from the head unit, or your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen. You can search your iPod/iPhone's music from the XDMA6510 by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Genre, Audiobook, or Podcast. The head unit also supports Fast Forward/Reverse, Repeat/Random, & Intro playback functions for your iPod/iPhone. The Dual XDMA6510 will display song, artist, & album information; as well as charge your connected iPod/iPhone.

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Dual XDMA6510 is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 1/11/2012):

    iPod/iPhone Model Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Song/Artist Text Track Info
    dock connector 3rd N/A N N N N N N N
    clickwheel
    color
    4th N/A N N N N N N N
    mini 1st N/A N N N N N N N
    2nd N/A N N N N N N N
    video 5th 1.3 Y N Y N Y Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N Y Y Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    6th 1.1 PC Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3rd 4.3.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    4th 5.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3 4.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3GS 4.3.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    4 5.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 5.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    iPad 1 5.0.1 N N N N N N N
    2 5.0.1 N N N N N N N

    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    iPod/iPhone Cradle: The Dual XDMA6510 includes an iPod/iPhone cradle which provides a place to secure your iPod or iPhone next to the Dual head unit. The cradle will attach to the XDMA6510 when ISO-mounting or DIN-mounting the head unit in your dash.

    Dual Auxiliary Inputs: The Dual XDMA6510 is equipped with a front-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input & a rear-panel stereo RCA auxiliary input.

    • Stereo Minijack (3.5mm) Input: The XDMA6510 features a front-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input for temporary connecting an external portable audio device, such as a portable MP3 player.
    • Stereo RCA Input: The XDMA6510 is fitted with a rear-panel stereo RCA auxiliary input for permanent connection of an external audio source.

    Audio Section

    MOSFET Amplifier: The Dual XDMA6510 is equipped with a MOSFET amplifier. Compared to conventional power supplies, the MOSFET amplification circuit is smaller and more efficient, and it delivers increased power with less distortion and absolutely zero on/off switching noise. More power means louder and cleaner music at higher volumes because you're not pushing the limits of the amplification circuit.

    CEA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the XDMA6510 are compliant with the CEA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). These standards were developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and between manufacturers. The power output specs for the XDMA6510 are as follows:

    • CEA2006 Specs: 18 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Maximum Power Output: 60 watts x 4 channels (240 watts total)

    Preset EQ Curves: The Dual CD Receiver features the following preset EQ curves (Flat, Pop, Jazz, Classic, Beat, Rock, & User) to customize your music listening.

    Bass &Treble: The Bass & Treble can be independently adjusted from -6 to +6. Bass & Treble settings are retained for each mode individually. Any adjustments to the Bass or Treble settings automatically cancel the current EQ curve.

    2V/4Ch Preamp Outputs: The XDMA6510 is equipped with two sets of preamp outputs (Front, Rear/Sub). The unit's rear-channel can be used as a full-range preamp output with fade control, or as a non-fading subwoofer preamp output. When used as a subwoofer preamp output the level can be adjusted independently from 0-12. Adjusting the subwoofer level to 0 turns the subwoofer output off.

    Programmable Turn-On Volume: You can program the unit to turn on at a specific volume (1-46).

    Source Volume Level: The Source Volume Level control allows a gain adjustment for each audio source (AM, FM, CD, Aux & USB). You can set the source volume level for each mode, depending on the relative volume of each audio source.

    Key Beep: When this function is enabled, every button press will output a beep tone.

    Radio Functions

    AM/FM Tuner: The Dual 6510 features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, & preset tuning.

    Preset Tuning: The built-in AM/FM tuner allows you to store up to 18 FM station presets and 12 AM station presets. You can tune your presets manually or have the head unit do it automatically.

    Local: The Local function allows only strong radio stations to be received, blocking stations with weaker signals.

    European Tuning: You can switch the tuner between USA or European tuning.

    Display Features

    Detachable Face: The Dual CD Receiver features a detachable faceplate and comes supplied with a hard-plastic carrying case to store the receiver's face when detached. The head unit includes two face-fixing screws for use if you prefer that the unit's faceplate always stays attached.

    Note: An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can also be purchased for this unit.

    10-Character LCD: The XDMA6510 features a 10 character LCD with white text & black background for easy viewing during the day or nighttime.

    Display Settings: The head unit offers the following display settings.

    • Scrolling: You can change the scrolling style used for displayed information on the LCD screen. Choose from Off (no scrolling), Once (scrolls once), 15 Secs (scrolls once per 15 seconds), and On (constantly scrolls).
    • Display Dimmer: The head unit's display features three illumination dimmer settings (High/Medium/Low).

    12/24 Hour Clock: The unit's built-in clock will display 12-hour AM/PM time in USA frequency spacing mode. In European frequency spacing mode, the clock will display 24-hour time.

    Note: The clock can be set to stay on even when the head unit is turned off.

    Power-On Message: This feature allows a "Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening" text message to be shown on the unit's LCD screen when it is powered on.

    Demo Mode: You can enable or disable the unit's demonstration mode.

    Remote Control

    Wireless Remote Control: The XDMA6510 comes supplied with an 18-button IR wireless remote control which provides complete control of the Dual CD Receiver.

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit to allow you to keep your vehicle's radio steering wheel remote controls when used with the optional PAC SWI-RC Steering Wheel Control Interface Adapter (541SWIRC, sold separately); or the optional Metra ASWC Steering Wheel Control Interface Adapter (120ASWC, sold separately).

    Note: Please consult the Crutchfield Car Selector to see if your vehicle is compatible.

     
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    5 out of 5

    Good for the money

    Written By MC, Athens, Ga on Monday, July 21, 2014
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    Nice unit for the money. Bought it for an 18 year old truck so I wasn't looking for an audiophile unit. Sound is good. Installation was straight forward and tech support was helpful. Looks good and had the features I wanted.
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    5 out of 5

    Dollar for Dollar the best

    Written By Rich, Tampa, FL on Friday, July 11, 2014
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    I wanted to replace the Factory head unit in a newly acquired Wrangler. Knowing that the doors and top would rarely be on the vehicle, I was leery of putting an expensive head unit in for fear of weather and/or theft. Although I was not familiar with Dual as a name brand, I relied on reviews like this to make my decision. Pound for pound and dollar for dollar this head unit cannot be beat. Powerful with good sound quality at a more than fair price. In fact, I was impressed enough that I ordered the same unit as a replacement for the aged Alpine in my boat! With the installation kit and instructions that Crutchfield sends alog with the purchase, the install could not have gone smoother. Thanks.

    Pros:
    powerful, many options and affordable
    Cons:
    non yet
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    4 out of 5

    Easy install, good radio

    Written By Brad W., Greensboro , NC on Thursday, July 10, 2014
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    Installed for my 16 year old in a older Honda Accord. Install went as planned, no problems. Instructions right on the money for the radio and the wiring harness. Thanks Crutchfield.
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    4 out of 5

    Dual XDMA6510

    Written By Phil, St Johns, MI on Thursday, July 10, 2014
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    Excellent replacement for the stock stereo in my 1996 Dodge Ram. It sounds very good and has a lot of nice features. For the price you can't beat it.
    Pros:
    Sounds good and looks good for a great price.
    Cons:
    The I phone holder is not very practical as it blocks part of the stereo
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    5 out of 5

    Excellent radio for the price

    Written By DMan, Clinton, Nj on Friday, July 04, 2014
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    I bought this radio so I can use my iPod and iPhone in my 2004 Chevy 2500HD Truck that didn't have a USB or auxiliary port. Crutchfield told me that this wAs a fix for my truck and they were right. The sound quality is excellent and the radio is easy to use. I do recommend that you buy for the extra mounting face plate for the radio install .
    Pros:
    Excellent price , sound , ease of install, and ease of use
    Cons:
    None
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    5 out of 5

    Works great

    Written By Dan, Easton, pa on Friday, June 06, 2014
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    Great value. Easy install. Put this stereo in a 03 miata good fit and good sound. I use it with an iPhone. Great combination.
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    Value
    Cons:
    None
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    5 out of 5

    Great Sound, Function and East to Install

    Written By shaker40, Coon Rapids, MN on Monday, June 02, 2014
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    Ordered this stereo to replace the factory GM stereo. My order was shipped quickly and everything I needed was there. Super east to install with all of the guides and information as well as other component parts. Would be a good stereo for any replacement. The iPhone or iPod dock is great to have, I can keep it close by now and it's easy to see while driving when needed.
    Pros:
    Easy to install. Sound is good. Lots of good options on the stereo.
    Cons:
    none
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    5 out of 5

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    Written By Dave, New Mexico on Sunday, May 18, 2014
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    Love the external input and ipad control.
    Pros:
    Great improvement over old system
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    5 out of 5

    Dual XDMA6510

    Written By Anonymous, DPO, AE on Tuesday, May 13, 2014
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    I am amazed at the quality of sound that this inexpensive system provides. I installed it myself in an older Volvo 850, which came stock with 8 speakers. Not only does this push all 8 speakers, but it sounds awesome. My sons and I are amazed at what we got for the price. The iPod feather is easy to use too!
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    5 out of 5

    They do it all

    Written By Hambone, small town Alaska on Wednesday, May 07, 2014
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    Crutchfield makes it flawless to install a quality product at a quality price.
    Pros:
    The installation with the exact harness required was so easy. Simply color for color wiring took me perhaps an hour from box to using the product. A box of color crayons could not be easier. This is the second of these units I have installed now I have them in both of my cars.
    Cons:
    absolutely none.
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    5 out of 5

    Great value and performance

    Written By Rich Underwood, Moyock, N.C. on Saturday, May 03, 2014
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    I've installed for years and this install was the quickest and easiest. With all accessories provided by crutchfield I installed this stereo in 23 minutes. Sound quality was 100 percent better than stock and the accessories offered allowed me to use my iPod, and input my smartphone via aux input. This allows me to play all my stored music on iTunes and even stream pandora through my smartphone. The 60 watts by 4 channels is one of the heist on the market for head units and immediately made a difference in my ride. This unit pushes my 6x9 Rockford fosgates and my 6.5 Polk audio speakers to the brink of clipping out. P
    Pros:
    Value for price, aux capability, this unit has everything higher priced units have, but it's MOSFET 60x4 amp is the highest on the market especially for the price of 72.99$
    Cons:
    Has everything but blue tooth and a built in media program such as pandora, of note these items can be accessed and provided via aux connection from a smartphone.
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    4 out of 5

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    Written By Richard, Albuquerque, NM on Wednesday, April 30, 2014
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    The installation kit and radio unit were a snap to install. The set up works very well and looks cool in my old Subaru. It gives the car a new and fresh upgrade. I would recommend this system to anyone that wants a relatively inexpensive but yet very good sounding audio system.
    Pros:
    The system looks and sounds great for the money. It is a relatively inexpensive upgrade to an old car. I wish that I had done it a few years ago. The installation kit was very easy to install.
    Cons:
    The wiring harness took a little bit of time to set up correctly. That could be because of the small print on the wires.
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    5 out of 5

    Great stereo

    Written By DP, Lincoln Ne on Saturday, April 26, 2014
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    I have not bought a new car stereo in years; and this Dual car stereo with IPhone USB cable plug in is a great option. Not only can you play your own music from your Iphone; but it also charges your Iphone at the same time. It's controls are easy to figure out unlike your smartphone that took awhile to figure out when new.
    Pros:
    iPhone plug in. Ease of controls
    Cons:
    None that I have found
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    5 out of 5

    Dual XDMA6510

    Written By Robin, Beatty Nv on Sunday, March 23, 2014
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    I love it!
    Pros:
    Haven't had it long enough
    Cons:
    Dittto
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    5 out of 5

    Dual XDMA6510

    Written By Al, Chattanooga, TN on Thursday, March 06, 2014
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    The radio works great, so easy to install with the kit and instructions. Unfortunately for me, but fortunately for Crutchfield I order speakers a couple of days later as the originals were incapable to take advantage of the radios output!
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    4 out of 5

    Dual XDMA6510

    Written By Anonymous, Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 04, 2014
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    Really easy to use! Much better than my old radio! and it was pretty cheap!
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    5 out of 5

    Dual XDMA6510

    Written By max, Cherry Point, NC on Monday, February 03, 2014
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    cool and simple to use
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    5 out of 5

    Dual XDMA6510

    Written By Anonymous, Pine Grove, PA on Friday, January 31, 2014
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    I bought one, liked it so much, I purchased another. Sound and quality is really good for the price. Easy to install. The ipod holder is really convenient and the front accessory ports are great. Nice illumination and easy to use the buttons. I would recommend this unit.
    Pros:
    Easy to install especially with accessory kit. The trim kit for specifically for your vehicle is excellent.
    Cons:
    I installed this unit in a 1995 saturn. When the volume was turned way up the unit lost all power. The radio fuse was fine. After researching I learned that some aftermarket units additionally rely on the fuse for the chime which has a 5 amp fuse. I replaced it with a 7.5 amp and it seem to be working fine.
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    5 out of 5

    Dual XDMA6510

    Written By B, Pgh, Pa on Tuesday, January 28, 2014
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    Definately a winner. Great features for the price and , so far, outstanding operation!
    Pros:
    Ease of use and selectable feature options. The remote is a plus (don't use it while driving unless you have it memorized!)
    Cons:
    None so far.
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    5 out of 5

    Awesome little radio

    Written By Xterraman1127, San Antonio, TX on Wednesday, January 01, 2014
     
    Very awesome little radio love how simple it is to work with and everything over all very satisfied :)
    Pros:
    Cheap, simple to work with, Very bright display, very powerful
    Cons:
    Looks too simple. Could of added something to give it a unique look
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    5 out of 5

    nice radio with easy install

    Written By James E., Patchogue,NY on Sunday, December 01, 2013
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    Easy to install after an easy removal of the factory radio. Great look and has all the features we wanted.
    Pros:
    Ease of use, remote, removable faceplate. Looks great where the other radio was.
    Cons:
    Faceplate framework couldn't be used on our install. Didn't see where the instructions said which mounting screws went where, but we figured it out.
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    5 out of 5

    Great for the price

    Written By Lee W, Florence, Lu on Sunday, November 24, 2013
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    I have two I for my and one for my wife car.
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    4 out of 5

    Dual XDMA6510

    Written By Anonymous, Mesa AZ on Saturday, November 23, 2013
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    Easy to install, sounds great. Wish I would have gotten Bluetooth with it.
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    5 out of 5

    Dual XDMA6510 in 2000 GMC Sierra

    Written By Mark, Northern CA on Thursday, November 21, 2013
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    While this unit is easy to operate, plays CDs, drives the operation of your iPod, and can play music from a thumb drive, the coolest feature was the holder for your iPod/MP3 player. I expected some cheap plastic thing that glued onto my dash, or attached to a air vent. Instead the holder is an integral part of the unit. It's functional and looks great. This unit also made my stock speakers come to life. The sounds quality is exceptional. Thinking of getting this unit for my RV, as the include remote control for this unit would be quite useful in an RV to drive your music from the RV's kitchen table.
    Pros:
    Easy to use interface - did not need to read the manual! Sound quality exceeded my expectations.
    Cons:
    none - zero - nada
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    4 out of 5

    Exceeded my expectations

    Written By Morty88, Brattleboro, VT on Tuesday, October 22, 2013
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    This cd player works better than I expected. Given the price of the unit I would have expected a lower build quality, less sound output and clarity, and an overall lack of design. However, I am glad to write that this is not the case. This thing feels as sturdy as many of the higher priced units I have purchased in the past and it certainly puts out a lot of clear sound. Matched up with the appropriate speakers and you can have some cranking music. Yes, it is lacking in a lot of the fancy stuff higher priced units have (blue tooth, XM radio, etc.) but what it does have it does well. I also liked how it comes packaged with a phone mount - something I would have never thought to use if it were not included. Super easy install and super sleek look once finished. Really have nothing to complain about.
    Pros:
    Fast install, super sleek face plate, easy controls, inclusion of a phone mount, easy sound shaping, usb port, and sturdiness.
    Cons:
    Nothing really - I got more than I was expecting. Is it a $400 unit? No, it is exactly what it claims to be.
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    5 out of 5

    Works great

    Written By bxsci71, Ithaca, NY on Saturday, October 19, 2013
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    Love it! Easy to install. Great value. Was looking for an inexpensive unit to put in my old car & this is it. Haven't used the CD player yet but the USB & front aux. ports work great. Didn't realize that the IPod mount needed to be attached to the unit BEFORE putting the player in to the car. Not worth pulling it out to redo it.
    Pros:
    everything
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    3 out of 5

    Dual XDMA6510

    Written By Jason, Dallas,TX on Wednesday, October 16, 2013
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    Even at the lowest dim setting this radio is BRIGHT!.. I used permanent black marker on it just to limit some of the glare.
    Pros:
    Sounds decent enough.
    Cons:
    Its cuts out about 3-4 times per week. Ive check the ground wires. They are all good. Way too bright! Even on the lowest brightness setting its bright..
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    2 out of 5

    very poor FM reception

    Written By Anonymous, Nashville TN on Tuesday, October 08, 2013
     
    This receiver would be a great value if not for the poor FM reception. I thought the poor reception was due to the antenna in my car is embedded in the windshield. Well, it was months before I decided to install a fender mount antenna. I discovered the fault was with the receiver. Antenna booster did not help either. If I had discovered this sooner, it would be going back to Crutchfield.
    Cons:
    very poor FM reception
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    4 out of 5

    great deck

    Written By micah dc R, coloma mi on Monday, October 07, 2013
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    its a good reliable deck never had any problems at all highly recommended!!
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    5 out of 5

    dual radio

    Written By zach, Eufaula, AL on Tuesday, October 01, 2013
     
    This radio is amazing. It easy to use and sound beautiful. Iv always gone with a dual system and they never failed me. It a great buy and at a good price. Id recommend to anyone who is looking for a great radio
    Pros:
    Sound good. Easy to use. Usb port and axe port.
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    5 out of 5

    Dual Did It Right

    Written By BillK, Kissimmee, FL on Saturday, September 21, 2013
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    Bought two of these - one for my truck and one for my wife's car. Great sound and ease of use.....we can actually use the USB port to charge our cell phones! I highly recommend this unit for anyone looking for a solid no-frills-but- nice features receiver.
    Pros:
    Easy to install and use
    Cons:
    none
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    5 out of 5

    Dual XDMA6510

    Written By BrianM, Hernando MS on Friday, September 20, 2013
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    If your looking for a great radio that's cheap this is it. Sounds great, especially if you buy the rockford fosgate replacement speakers. I have 2 of these radios in work trucks with no issues so far.
    Pros:
    Price, sound, and easy to use.
    Cons:
    If you have to think about it to come up with a con then there isn't a con.
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    5 out of 5

    Dual Radio

    Written By GeorgeD, Boardman, OR on Saturday, September 07, 2013
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    great radio for the price. Fits in my 75 Nova even though Crutchfield said it wouldn't. It was easy to install. I like the AUX jack in the front. I can plug my Zune into it and play all the music I enjoy. The Ipod holder works with the Zune also. I would definitely buy a second one if the need arose.
    Cons:
    did not find anything pertaining to install of Ipod holder mount. Put the mount on the radio and stumbled onto what it was for while browsing Crutchfield web site.
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    5 out of 5

    Great product

    Written By Ariel, PA on Sunday, August 25, 2013
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    Great product and value.
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    5 out of 5

    Awesome!

    Written By HappyCamper, Forest grove Or on Monday, August 19, 2013
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    sweet looking reciever for a great price. I have been playing my Ipod through the usb non stop and the remote it comes with rocks.
    Pros:
    Great price!!!
    Cons:
    Nope.
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    5 out of 5

    Dual XDMA6510

    Written By Tom M, Austin, TX on Friday, August 16, 2013
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    Nice Unit - I actually mounted this unit into my outdoor cabana. Great input and set up for either my iphone, ipad or TV.
    Pros:
    Very clean menu. Ease of use! - Nice and simple remote control and audio adjustments
    Cons:
    None
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    4 out of 5

    Dual XDMA6510

    Written By c, dillsburg pa on Tuesday, July 23, 2013
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    great value for the money
    Pros:
    fully adjustable and easy to use
    Cons:
    i would like to see the display show the frequency, time, band, and preset(if applicable) at the same time while in tuner mode; while in disc or usb mode the frequency would be change to track of tracks and name(if applicable)
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    5 out of 5

    Dual XDMA6510

    Written By Anonymous, Pensacola Florida on Friday, July 19, 2013
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    Excellent unit, easy install. Nice face. I would buy it again.
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    5 out of 5

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    Written By OLy O, Williamsburg, VA on Thursday, July 04, 2013
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    Great looks and easy to install, my daughter loves driving with her new sound system.. Thank you.
    Pros:
    Easy install
    Cons:
    None
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    4 out of 5

    Dual xdma6510

    Written By DD, Casper, WY on Thursday, July 04, 2013
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    Nice Stereo, I miss having a seek button even though you can hold the tune button for a second and have it seek. If you hold it for 2 sec it doesn't seek.
    Pros:
    Good Sound, Good tuner, Low static, USB and mp3 play are excellent additions
    Cons:
    Seek button takes some practice to use correctly, controls are hard to read
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    5 out of 5

    Car stero

    Written By Dean, Fitchburg , Ma on Tuesday, June 25, 2013
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    Works wonderfully ! I love the system
    Pros:
    It charges and play audio podcasts simutaleously ! It also pick up where I left off in my podcast
    Cons:
    It has been occasionally skip on my audio podcast /music while am listening
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    4 out of 5

    Great Unit

    Written By Vader-tx, Austin, TX on Monday, June 17, 2013
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    Easy install and use, love the usb/ipod
    Pros:
    usb + Ipod + aux front and rear
    Cons:
    unit glitched out after a couple of days, right hand side goes out with bass above 2, Crutchfield sending replacement, great to deal with
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    5 out of 5

    Big Bang for little bucks

    Written By Matt, Bellefontaine , Ohio 43311 on Sunday, June 16, 2013
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    Can't hardly beat this kind of quality for no more than you pay for it. Would definitely buy again.
    Pros:
    Price, sound quality, easy installation, easy too use
    Cons:
    None yet
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    4 out of 5

    Worth it

    Written By GS, Abq on Monday, June 10, 2013
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    sounds great. install was simple. helpful notes
    Pros:
    usb input and aux input on the front are great
    Cons:
    blue light is a lttle bright
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    4 out of 5

    Excellent value, more than I expected for price

    Written By The Boz, West Milford, NJ on Tuesday, June 04, 2013
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    Typical Crutchfield excellent wiring adapters & installation parts; wiring took 10 minutes (overly anal with solder & heatshrink) and installation would have taken 10 minutes except Ford F-150 dash orifice is NOT DIN. Fortunately it is a plastic dash opening so rasping out the 1/16" of plastic took an extra 5 minutes with multiple test fits. Once the opening accepts the DIN sleeve, installation completes in about 90 seconds and you are live once you reconnect the battery. One of the easiest retrofits I have done in 40 years. Receiver is excellent quality for the functions I have used, so far just AM/FM and the front-panel USB port means I can just plug in a flash drive and not even deal with my MP3 player. Haven't even fed a CD into the unit yet but will this week. Sound quality is excellent with stock Ford speakers but may consider a subwoofer behind the seat (regular cab) now that I have something to drive it. Just needs a warning note if you are putting it into an old old vehicle. Not many people will. I love it!
    Pros:
    Very versatile with front USB and AUX inputs Sound quality great with factory speakers Almost idiot-proof simple wiring Excellent instructions
    Cons:
    Needed minor trimming of dash opening to fit older pickup truck Control buttons are sized for small fingers but remote makes up for it
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    3 out of 5

    Good value, faceplate is stubborn

    Written By MC, Dallas on Wednesday, May 29, 2013
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    Not bad for a super-budget unit. Sounds decent for the bucks, and the iPod controls work fine. Only real issue is the faceplate - it's a pain to get off. Pop the button and the side loosend - then wrestle with it till you get it loose. Feels very much like something will eventually break. After years of removable plates, is it that hard to design one that works like all the others?
    Pros:
    Good value
    Cons:
    Faceplate has to be wrestled loose.
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    5 out of 5

    great reciever

    Written By g, Gladstone, MI on Monday, May 20, 2013
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    have bought two of these for (for GM and Dodge). installation is not complicated. the instructions fully cover the work. would recommend
    Pros:
    easliy do-able
    Cons:
    none
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    3 out of 5

    Great for the money

    Written By ddonuts444, Why do I need to give my location, for a review? on Sunday, May 12, 2013
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    I bought this to upgrade my '98 ford escort zx2's system. The pros and cons pretty much sum up my review.
    Pros:
    Good (possibly the best) value for the price due to a huge amount of features Sound quality is fairly good, except for the fm radio Plenty of inputs. Included ipod/iphone mount Plenty of features. The ones that stood out to me are: -Adjustable volume for the rear sub output -Adjustable volume for each input
    Cons:
    Takes way too long to read my iphone FM Radio tuner is next to worthless, and worse than the radio that came stock with my escort Buttons feel flimsy at times, but most of the time it's ok Relatively limited equalizer options. Fairly finicky controls, but you can get used to them Limited support for digital media files on usb drives(mp3 and wma only)
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    5 out of 5

    So far seems like a really nice item

    Written By the7swede, Redding, CA on Tuesday, April 16, 2013
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    For the price I don't think you can beat this receiver. My old deck had a fold down faceplate, which I hated, so I really like the faceplate on this receiver. The FM reception is good, the controls and remote are easy to use, CDs and USB devices work very well with great sound and clarity, and as usual Crutchfield supplies everything one needs for an easy install.
    Pros:
    Good FM reception. Non-fold-down detachable faceplate. USB and AUX inputs. Easy to use controls and remote. Great sound and clarity
    Cons:
    Wish it had bluetooth, but not at this price. Oh well...
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    5 out of 5

    Dual XDMA6510

    Written By Doug, McDonald,Tn on Friday, April 12, 2013
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    Install was easy, the controls are well placed. I love the usb port so my iphone charges while in use. Good sound.
    Pros:
    price
    Cons:
    none
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    5 out of 5

    Amazing product

    Written By Anonymous, Franklin, TN on Tuesday, April 02, 2013
     
    Great product that is easy to use but works how you want it.
    Pros:
    Great sound quality, Great look, and very easy to use
    Cons:
    No cons I can think of
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    4 out of 5

    Product did not fit my Miata as promised

    Written By MarleneC, Davis, CA on Wednesday, March 13, 2013
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    According to the Crutchfield site, this radio was supposed to fit my stock 1991 Mazda Miata, but it is too big. My husband spent one afternoon modifying the supplied receiver housing to fit into the dashboard space. It took multiple iterations of cutting and shaving to get the thing to fit. After soldering the wire harness and installing the receiver kit in the dash, we discovered that the vehicle factory receiver trim panel would not install over the Dual receiver, which was too wide by 1/8-3/16 inch because of the ears (stops) that hold it in the DIN sleeve. Actually, even the DIN sleeve itself was too wide. We were highly disappointed, as the sound quality of the radio was good. We sent it all back and received a full refund of our payment, but still lost two precious afternoons in a futile attempt to install a product that was supposed to fit. Crutchfield should take more care with its claims of fit. I have no way to know if this radio was larger than specifications or if Crutchfield is using the wrong measurements on my vehicle, but it is inexcusable in either case for them to say it fits when it does not.
    Pros:
    Sound was good
    Cons:
    Doesn't fit as promised
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    5 out of 5

    Awesome

    Written By Steve, Harriman, TN on Sunday, March 10, 2013
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    I bought this for my sons first car. It was an easy install with the included installation hardware. The wiring harness, antenna adapter, in dash receiver kit, and detailed instructions made this easy to install. This has a separate subwoofer jack in the back of the radio so he has complete control over the subwoofer in the trunk. The ipod/iphone holder that you can mount on the side of the deck is perfect. He can use his iphone to play music without having to hold it. It also has 2 more rca jacks in the back for a total of 3. 2 outputs and 1 input. This radio has it all for an amazing price!
    Pros:
    Price, ease of use, iphone/ipod holder, 3 rca jacks in the back (1 subwoofer, 1 regular, 1 input), and price again for what you get
    Cons:
    None so far
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    2 out of 5

    sounded great

    Written By John, Wisconsin on Saturday, March 09, 2013
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    For the little time i had it it sounded great. but the USB plug Stoped working so i am unable to play music on my iphone. so i tryed a few ther ipads and a usb flash drive with songs on it and nothing. it wound switch over to the usb. so im having to reurn it
    Pros:
    The sound was great
    Cons:
    USB worked a few days then would would on and off and now wontwork at all
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    5 out of 5

    Music upgrade for a hardbody

    Written By KevinS, Tyler, TX on Friday, March 08, 2013
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    I have been using the factory AM/FM radio cassette player in my '94 Nissan pickup since I bought it about 15 years ago. For the last 2 1/2 years I have been using an FM transmitter to listen to podcasts on my iPod Touch. The audio quality is usually scratchy and I finally decided to do some research to see what it would cost to improve my setup. I was almost resigned to having to pay someone to do it for me. I found the Crutchfield's website through a Web search and I was immediately impressed that they offered customized instructions on teardown for receivers and speakers for each vehicle. They also recommended wire harnesses, an antenna adapter and a mounting kit. Crutchfield even went to the trouble to send an e-mail after my order was delivered. No other vendor has ever done that for me! The wire harnesses were color coded and a cinch to assemble. I used solderless connectors and heat-shrink tubing to put everything together. It would have been a nightmare trying to figure it out myself. I did not end up using the mounting kit as it did not include the storage compartment that sits under the receiver. I managed to transfer the bracket and compartment from the old unit and fits perfectly. I have never installed a receiver before so I was pretty pumped when I turned it on and the quality difference was immediately obvious. I plugged my iPod in and it was automatically detected and started to play. The remote control is certainly a perk.
    Pros:
    Good instructions. Color coded wiring harnesses. Detachable face plate. Remote control. AM/FM, CD, IOS devices, other USB devices. Good value. Easy install.
    Cons:
    It took a bit of effort to figure out the menu system
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