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Our take on the Dual XDMA6630

by Ken Nail
Dual

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.

A stylish upgrade to your car audio system

Dual's XDMA6630 CD receiver offers a sharp-looking alternative to your bland factory radio. And this versatile receiver gives you many more features than you'll find on your old radio, including built-in Bluetooth®, iPod® and iPhone® controls, and plenty of expansion options.

The Bluetooth advantage

When you pair your phone to the XDMA6630, you'll experience the convenience and added safety of hands-free calling calling. Plus, you'll be able to stream music wirelessly from Bluetooth devices, with control over features like track selection, play, pause, and more.

Connect your iPod and more audio options

Your music library is at your command, once you connect your iPod or iPhone to this receiver's front-panel USB port. You can use the intuitive controls to search through playlists, artists, songs, albums, and more to find your favorite tracks. Plug in other audio sources, like a Dock and Play satellite radio, to the front-panel aux input. When you want more kick in your system, you can add external amps or a powered subwoofer to the two sets of preamp outputs.

Want to keep your steering wheel controls?

In most vehicles, you can use use 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 XDMA6630, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. Check the "Accessories" tab for compatible adapters.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

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

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Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (18 watts RMS CEA-2006/60 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RW discs including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA music files
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • detachable face with 2-line LCD display
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • bass and treble controls
    • 7 preset EQ curves
    • loudness
    Expandability:
    • iPod/iPhone direct control via USB input — no adapter necessary, but adding an optional connecting cable lets you leave your original iPod cable at home
    • inputs: front-panel auxiliary and USB input
    • outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear/subwoofer)
    Other features and specs:

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    Features and Specs
    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant
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    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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    Blue
    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
    USB Input
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    Front
    Memory Card Slot
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    USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible
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    Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready
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    HD Radio
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    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
    FM Sensitivity
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    8.5 dBf
    European Tuning
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    Seek/Scan
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    Seek/Scan
    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)
    • Trim ring
    • Wiring harness
    • XDM6630 IR wireless remote control
    • CR2032 Lithium battery
    • Microphone with visor-clip (attached 9.75' cable terminated by a 3.5mm connector)
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • 4 Pan-head screws
    • Rear-support bolt
    • Star washer
    • Hex nut
    • 2 Face-fixing screws
    • Installation/Owner's Manual
    • "Attention" note (attached to chassis)
    • Bluetooth Microphone Installation instructions

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    Disc Playback
    USB/iPod/Aux Connectivity
    Built-in Bluetooth
    Radio Functions
    Audio Section
    Display Features
    Remote Control

    Disc Playback

    CD Compatibility: The Dual XDMA6630 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 and 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/Folders: 256, 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 XDMA6630 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 Connectivity

    USB Port: The Dual XDMA6630 is equipped with a front-panel USB (type-A) port for playback of MP3/WMA files stored on a USB mass storage device. The unit's USB port will also charge your USB device during connection. The XDMA6630 offers the following playback features for MP3/WMA files stored on your USB (MSC) device.

    • File/Folder Search: This search function allows navigation through compressed music files' folders to find a specific file or for playback.
    • Repeat: You can repeat a single track or specific folder.
    • 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.

    MP3/WMA Compatibility Chart: The MP3/WMA files stored on your USB mass storage device must meet the following requirements for proper playback on the XDMA6630.

    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: 48,896
    Maximum Folders: 127 (382 files per folder)
    Maximum Folder Levels: 8

    iPod/iPhone Direct: The Dual XDMA6630 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 XDMA6630'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 XDMA6630 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 XDMA6630 will display song, artist, & album information; as well as charge your connected iPod/iPhone.

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Dual XDMA6630 is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 6/5/2012):

    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 5.1.1 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 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y N
    2 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y 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.

    Auxiliary Input: The XDMA6630 features a front-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input for temporary connecting an external portable audio device, such as a portable MP3 player.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Built-in Bluetooth: Bluetooth hands-free communication is built into the Dual XDMA6630, making it easy to integrate a Bluetooth enabled cellular phone (up to 8). Bluetooth is a two-way wireless communication system allowing you to make & receive cell phone calls, or stream digital audio from your Bluetooth enabled phone on the XDMA6630 CD receiver.

    • Hands-free Communications (HFP): The built-in Bluetooth hands-free feature allows you to talk on your cell phone through the XDMA6630 without the need of holding it in your hand, which helps avoid any traffic violations by keeping your focused on the road. Incoming calls will be automatically appear on the display and a ring tone will heard through your car speakers. You can answer a call from the head unit or have the head unit automatically answer any incoming calls. You can dial a number from the head unit using the included remote control, or dial from a list of the 10 most recent calls dialed or received through the XDMA6630. This unit even supports call waiting. An external microphone is included for better audio performance (no integrated front-panel mic).
    • Audio Streaming (A2DP/AVRCP): The built-in Bluetooth audio streaming feature allows you to stream digital audio from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone to the XDMA6630 & control the playback of the audio through the head unit.

    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some mobile devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the XDMA6630.

    Radio Functions

    AM/FM Tuner: The Dual XDMA6630 features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, scan, & 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.

    Scan Tuning: Press the Scan button on the included remote control to preview strong stations on the current band, pausing for five seconds at each. Press Scan again to select station or cancel the function.

    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.

    Audio Section

    MOSFET Amplifier: The Dual XDMA6630 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 XDMA6630 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 XDMA6630 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.

    Loudness: The Loudness function enhances the bass & treble frequencies at low volumes. The Loudness can be set to 1, 2, 3, or Off.

    2V/4Ch Preamp Outputs: The XDMA6630 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.

    Source Volume Level: The Source Volume Level control allows a gain adjustment for each audio source (Tuner, CD, Aux and USB). You can set the source volume level (+/-6dB) for each mode, depending on the relative volume of each audio source.

    Program Volume: You can se the XDMA6630 to power-on to the same volume level (1-46) every time.

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

    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.

    2-Line LCD: The XDMA6630 features a 2-line 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 XDMA6630 comes supplied with a 21-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 Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.

     
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    5 out of 5

    Works great. No problems.

    Written By Ben M, Herrin, IL on Monday, December 02, 2013
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    Works great. I'm sure you can get better quality or features if you spend more money, but everything works and it sounds pretty good to me. The price was cheap.
    Pros:
    Cheap. Works properly. Fits like it should.
    Cons:
    None that I can think of.
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    5 out of 5

    Great Stereo, Great price

    Written By r0dr0c, Sterling IL on Saturday, November 30, 2013
     
    Got this for my wife's car. She loved it. Couldn't say enough good about the stereo and my installation. Thanks for the install help Crutchfield. While I have put in several head units and other audio equipment, it is always nice to have the 'extras' that you guys include.
    Pros:
    Fit, Function, sound
    Cons:
    Blue tooth transmitting a little lacking.
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    4 out of 5

    This is a great budget priced receiver!

    Written By JasonR, New York on Thursday, October 03, 2013
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    The fit and function of this unit is excellent. Installation including wiring up the harness was less than an hour. It look great and the sound is excellent! Paired up perfectly with our phones and we love playing the iPods through the car speakers. My only concern is that the hands free mic. picks up a lot of ambient noise and it can be difficult to hear the driver on the other end. A foam bonnet may help to filter some of the noise.
    Pros:
    Legendary customer service, excellent fit and fuction, pricing can't be beat.
    Cons:
    Sensitive hands free mic picks up too much noise.
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    5 out of 5

    Dual XDMA6630 for 2000 4Runner

    Written By ProfK, San Antonio, TX on Tuesday, October 01, 2013
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    The XDMA6630 is an excellent item. It was basically easy to install; well, after the tedious connecting each individual wire. Luckily, the provided wiring diagram was easy to follow. However, the instruction manual was lacking a few required details. The instructions on how to actually set the clock, which a Crutchfield technician provided me via telephone. And, the detailed Bluetooth instructions were missing the component of actually getting the incoming audio over the speakers was missing. I got inadvertently disconnected while waiting for a Crutchfield technician to find those instructions. So, I decided to at least set the clock--which turned out to be quite easy to do, if you know which buttons to push( and when). After, I got the clock set; I decided to try and fix my Bluetooth problem. Somehow, I accidently pressed the right buttons in the right sequence this time, because I suddenly heard the time and weather recording over the speakers. This is why I gave a low rating for "ease of use".
    Pros:
    Sound quality is good, installation was fairly easy. Once everything is installed (to include setting the clock time, linking and connecting your cell phone to Bluetooth, and getting speakers to work with Bluetooth), the usage is quite easy.
    Cons:
    Instruction manual is very thin, thus missing several required set-up instructions.
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    4 out of 5

    Nice unit for the price

    Written By Nate, Biloxi, MS on Monday, September 30, 2013
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    Lots of features at a reasonable price.
    Pros:
    Value
    Cons:
    User interface a bit complicated but learnable.
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    5 out of 5

    Dual XDMA6630

    Written By BrianM, Hernando MS on Friday, September 20, 2013
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    Great value for a bluetooth radio. It streams music wirelessly to the radio and the hands free phone use is sweet.
    Pros:
    Value, sound quality
    Cons:
    so far none
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    5 out of 5

    Dual XDMA6630

    Written By KD Bass, Tracy,CA on Tuesday, September 17, 2013
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    I really like this stereo and it was a great value. I installed it in my 2004 Dakota with no problems.
    Pros:
    Blue tooth and sound quality of phone calls is great. I'm thinking of putting the small unit on my motorcycle.
    Cons:
    remote is to small and difficult to operate.
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    5 out of 5

    Works Great

    Written By Skunker, East Lansing, MI on Sunday, September 15, 2013
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    I like this unit so much, I have now installed it in both of my cars. Installation in both my 1977 Miata and in my 2006 Ford Escape went flawlessly.
    Pros:
    Pressing a single button and holding it will program 6 of the strongest signals in the area. A real help when traveling
    Cons:
    In the Miata (a convertable), background noise makes the bluetooth phone feature of minimal use.
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    5 out of 5

    good

    Written By A.V, eugene or. on Sunday, September 01, 2013
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    Muy buemo
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    4 out of 5

    Dual XDMA6630

    Written By King G., Florida on Saturday, August 31, 2013
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    Most important, all the parts required and more was sent.quick setup,looks,sound good. Love the b,tooth. Unknown missing radio sound a couple times.
    Pros:
    Price is OK. looks and sound good.easy use of control.excellent blue tooth for phone.
    Cons:
    storing stations need study. Poor am quality. Fittings on facing unstable.
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    5 out of 5

    Dual XDMA6630

    Written By Anonymous, tempe, az on Thursday, August 29, 2013
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    Has most the bells and whistles for cheap. Don't expect to blow your door speakers with this unit, but the "loud" button does make it sound impressive for only 60 watts max. A lot of features for a reasonable price.
    Pros:
    3 sets of FM, 1 set of AM channels. Plays almost everything you throw at it.
    Cons:
    Needs more power to speakers. Buttons for different channel are small and on wrong side of radio wheel, which forces driver to look away to find #3 hiding behind wheel
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    5 out of 5

    Exactly what I was looking for

    Written By Anonymous, Chico, Ca on Tuesday, August 27, 2013
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    My girlfriend has a 98 Outback Sport with just the stock cassette deck. Someone at one point hooked up a 6 disc CD player to it. She uses an iPod on a fm frequency thing and everything sounded like garbage. This unit fit perfectly and easily with the optional plug. Now she can plug th iPod right into the front with iPod controls on the deck. Looks great and was a good deal. I'm jealous cause I have an older deck back when CD players were 300 bucks for one that didn't skip that isn't nearly as cool as this 90 dollar one. Even has Bluetooth.....
    Pros:
    Looks great, sounds great, Bluetooth
    Cons:
    Nothing
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    5 out of 5

    Excellent radio

    Written By tki, Lake Charles, LA on Monday, August 26, 2013
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    Very pleased with this radio. It replaced factory radio in 2003 Mitsubishi Galant. Looks and sounds great. The Bluetooth features works flawlessly with Iphone 5. I am not as sensitive as some with sound, but I think sound quality is fine. It was a very easy install, especially for someone like me with little knowledge.
    Pros:
    Not anymore to add. Very pleased with purchase.
    Cons:
    None as of this time. Have had radio for 2+ weeks now.
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    4 out of 5

    car radio

    Written By JeffB, Tennessee on Saturday, August 17, 2013
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    I got this radio for my son, he loves its. It worked as described and was easy to install
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    5 out of 5

    Dual XDMA6630

    Written By Bob, Boise, ID on Tuesday, August 13, 2013
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    Great unit. Bought it for my daughter and she loves it! It was easy to install, came with good directions and sounds great.
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    5 out of 5

    Awesome stereo for the money.

    Written By Curt M, Shady Spring, WV on Monday, August 12, 2013
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    Bought this for my daughters Honda Civic, sounds great, easy to use, love the hands free phone feature as WV instituted a hands-free law July, 1.
    Pros:
    Sound, bluetooth, hands free phone
    Cons:
    No dimmer control from vehicle harness.
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    4 out of 5

    Dual XDMA6630

    Written By mc, op,ks on Saturday, August 10, 2013
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    It was easy to install, easy to use, good value for the money.
    Pros:
    Easy to use, works well with the iphone.
    Cons:
    na
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    4 out of 5

    Dual XDMA6630

    Written By Randy, Chapel Hill, NC on Friday, August 09, 2013
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    Had to pull it out 3 times so far cause it lost power..?? possibly overheating but we are in NC... as soon as I unplug it and replug it power comes back on.... just a pain to unscrew and rescrew.... it it happens again I am returning it..... Crutchfield tech said could be possible heat sensor misfunction .... just return it for exchange.....
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    5 out of 5

    Great HU

    Written By AWright, W Springfield, MA on Monday, August 05, 2013
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    This a great product. Fit perfectly into the DIN adapter. Installation was a breeze. Excellent value for what you pay.
    Pros:
    Wonderful having the Bluetooth streaming for my iPhone. Don't even have to take my device out of my pocket. Automatically connects within a minute. Also has great music controls for when you decide to plug the device in. Detachable faceplate. Great button placement. Easy to use. Easy to quickly change EQ settings. Pre amp outputs with sub EQ settings.
    Cons:
    LED is one color (blue). At peak volume using Bluetooth streaming minor humming. Nowhere near as bad as FM transmitters though. Can live with it because Bluetooth is so convenient.
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    4 out of 5

    Good system for the price!

    Written By Mike, Fl on Friday, July 26, 2013
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    Easy to install and use
    Pros:
    Simple bluetooth connectivity
    Cons:
    None
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    5 out of 5

    Great for my "not-technical" wife

    Written By StevenA, Langhorne PA on Saturday, July 20, 2013
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    What a pleasure to install this unit and have my not-too-technical wife using the Bluetooth without any trouble. She now will call me from her car just to say "You are my second bluetooth call since I left work. I LOVE this thing!" Of course the rest of the unit is great and easy to use as well.
    Pros:
    Crazy easy install with the Crutchfield install instructions and items supplied. As always, a BIG thanks to the team at Crutchfield!
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    5 out of 5

    I like it

    Written By Alfonso, Midland tx on Thursday, July 18, 2013
     
    For the price you can't beat it, I loved the Bluetooth feature thats all I need!
    Pros:
    Bluetooth option and sub feature
    Cons:
    Steering wheel control cord is separate
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    5 out of 5

    DUAL XDMA6630

    Written By JayT, Topeka, KS on Sunday, July 14, 2013
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    Easily installed. Very functional at a good price. Works well with my IPhone. Good sound quality.
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    4 out of 5

    Dual XDMA6630

    Written By YANGER, Guam on Monday, July 08, 2013
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    great value it was on sale, and sound quality is great went it comes to the CD and USB but Bluetooth and radio is a bit static noise, nice color and great build quality. well the best part is handsfree for answering the phone and usb charges my phone
    Pros:
    good price and great feature, Bluetooth for phone calls is loud and clear
    Cons:
    static in some radio station and Bluetooth for streaming music is static too
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    4 out of 5

    So far so good

    Written By Anonymous, Hartselle, Al on Sunday, July 07, 2013
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    Purchased this radio for my daughter's car but she ended up buying a new car and did not need it anymore so I had to buy a different bracket and wiring harness for my son's truck. So far everything works great.
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    5 out of 5

    Dual XDMA6630

    Written By Jack, Onley, VA on Saturday, June 29, 2013
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    I am very pleased with this unit. It was easy to install with the down loaded instructions and the install kit. The sound quality is better than I anticipated for a lower priced unit. Would defiantly recommend this unit.
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    4 out of 5

    Great Bluetooth at a great price

    Written By FreshBaked, Denver, CO on Friday, June 28, 2013
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    I had some trepidation buying the Dual brand because I have read that it is not the same as it once was. I also saw some reviews pointed out some flaws in this radio, particularly the Bluetooth which was my primary reason for getting a new radio because I almost always play my iPod Touch while I am driving. So far, the Bluetooth has been amazing, it connects right away and the sound is terrific. The radio was easy to install, looks great and works as advertised. I have had the same problem as other reviewers - about once a month the Bluetooth locks up and won't connect and can't be controlled with the buttons. That's when you have to pop off the face and push a toothpick into the reset hole for a few seconds. Once the light starts blinking, the unit re-sets and you can reconnect the bluetooth and it will work fine for a month or two until the next freeze. This is kind of annoying at first, but you get used to it. You also lose all of your presets when you reset the unit, but that isn't a big deal to me because I hardly ever listen to the radio unless I forget my iPod. It is also nice to have a USB port on the front so I can plug in a jump drive or charge the iPod during longer trips.
    Pros:
    Bluetooth! USB and Aux connection on the front for mp3 connectivity. Powerful amplifier, great sound, attractive face plate, easy to install, plenty of features like power antenna hookup, subwoofer, steering wheel controls, etc.
    Cons:
    Have to reset it once in a while when it has a brain freeze and won't respond to controls.
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    4 out of 5

    XDMA6630 AM/FM/MP3 RADIO

    Written By GB, Anchorage Alaska on Wednesday, June 26, 2013
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    The radio is all that is advertised. Considering that this is the second attempt at installing a Crutchfield product (1st didn't work as advertised) and that I am electronically challenged I am quite happy with the unit.
    Pros:
    Operates as advertised
    Cons:
    Almost nonexistent installation instructions
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    5 out of 5

    Great value and features

    Written By SteveC, Billerica, MA on Tuesday, June 25, 2013
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    Bought this as a replacement for factory radio. This has excellent reception, sound and volume for the money. It also is the most feature packed unit for the money. I would buy a Dual again.
    Pros:
    Most features
    Cons:
    Nothing so far
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    4 out of 5

    Dual XDMA6630

    Written By GerryJ, Glendora CA on Monday, June 24, 2013
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    Crutchfield delivered w/ great quality as usual. The harness worked fine but there needed to be a better anchoring system as the receiver moves when taking the face plate off. Stereo is great, blue tooth works well, just would have thought it would have included name display from the radio of song/artist titles.
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    1 out of 5

    Horrible

    Written By A, Bellevue, KY on Thursday, June 20, 2013
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    Absolutely horrible. First I received it, had it installed, and the FM stereo reception on it is unacceptable. I live near a large radio MSA and I can pick up only three to four stations; everything else is static. Was hoping it was just a defect in the specific head unit, but when I swapped it out the second unit I received not only had FM stereo issues but the bluetooth disconnects every 3-4 minutes. Will be returning it (so yes, that's a THIRD time having the stereo ripped out of the car).
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    5 out of 5

    A lot of bang for the buck

    Written By Dennis A, Highland, MD on Thursday, June 06, 2013
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    This low-cost unit really took care of the audio needs in an older/kids car. The Bluetooth hands free phone alone was a key feature, but couple that with Bluetooth audio streaming, simple pairing, straight forward controls (never needed to break out the manual during the install or operations) and low cost and this is a very nice upgrade over a dated original equipment head unit.
    Pros:
    Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, simple to use, low cost, easy install.
    Cons:
    Could use a few more watts/channel from the internal amp, and subwoofer pre-amp outputs would be nice - but for the money, I knew what I was getting and this unit delivers - am happy with the purchase.
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    5 out of 5

    Great Stereo

    Written By Billy, Dayton, Ohio on Thursday, June 06, 2013
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    Everything about this is awesome, except for one thing. It has an issue with powering off when you hit a bump while playing a CD. This is only momentary but rather than the 1 second CD skip, it takes about 5-10 seconds to resume playing the CD. The best part is the USB, I dont even have to carry my MP3 player, I just put MP3s on a flash drive and insert it. it reads directly off of it as long as the folders are set up properly artist/album/songs.mp3 that way if I forget them and they get stolen all I am out is a $15 flash drive and not a $300 player or $500+ in CDs.
    Pros:
    good sound output. easy interface
    Cons:
    Skipping when jarred temporarily kills power rather than just skipping the CD.
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    5 out of 5

    It's All In The Package

    Written By RDW, West Covina, Ca on Tuesday, June 04, 2013
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    I was looking to replace a 04 Saturn radio because the CD player stopped working, I did buy a OEM radio for the car but did not have the unlock code so I could not get it to work. After some thought work I decided I needed a radio with the Bluetooth built in for hands free phone operation plus the USB and aux inputs. I was surprise at the sound quality and all the inputs and outputs this unit contained. This Duel radio was for my wife's car so it had to be easy to operate. I did order the installation kit at the same time so every thing went together like a breeze
    Pros:
    Price,Quality and great sound with the OEM speakers
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    5 out of 5

    very good stereo

    Written By merit1354, ceres, ca on Wednesday, May 29, 2013
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    great stereo for my toyota corolla!!! love all the features.
    Pros:
    many different music sources to choose from, very easy installation, looks very good in my dash.
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    5 out of 5

    Good stuff!

    Written By JohnM, Planet Earth on Tuesday, May 28, 2013
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    I would have installed this in less time than it takes you to decide you want to go hunting, fishing ect but the adapter I got was circle pins and the car had square pegs. After about an hour of trying to shove the square pins in the round holes I adapted and over came. After getting everything fitted I took a trip around the block to test the radio on the local population. I would say it blew them away but the only thing that got blown were the rear stock paper speakers. On to the next adventure. Yeah!
    Pros:
    Blue tooth that works well.
    Cons:
    None yet
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    4 out of 5

    Dual XDMA6630

    Written By ft, Harleysville on Monday, May 20, 2013
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    Good bang for the buck!
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    5 out of 5

    Dual XDMA6630

    Written By dant, ne on Saturday, May 18, 2013
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    very nice unit for the money.
    Pros:
    easy to connect blue tooth
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    3 out of 5

    Not all that happy

    Written By novaman7088, Spokane Wa on Thursday, April 25, 2013
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    I should have read the other reviews before getting this stereo for my truck. The FM reception sucks at times even in the city. Losse good staitions for short times. But when it is working it is great the bluetooth works good have had pepole say I sound like I am fare away but can hear me. But I guess you get what you paid for.
    Pros:
    Works good when in range of stations. easy to install
    Cons:
    Poor FM service when in the city at times.
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    4 out of 5

    very good

    Written By Jason, Atlanta, Ga on Wednesday, April 24, 2013
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    The only problem is it had to be wired so that it doesn't turn off with the ignition.
    Pros:
    very good system. I love the bluetooth.
    Cons:
    Just the wiring issue with having to turn off the system.
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    4 out of 5

    Dual XDMA6630

    Written By MarionM, Kansas City, MO on Monday, April 15, 2013
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    This receiver is just what I needed for an older vehicle. I did not need top of the line, just the Bluetooth capability for talking hands free and for streaming music from my iPhone. Does both very well. Installation was a snap...the instructions were spot on. Pairing with my iPhone was easy and now it pairs automatically every time I get in the vehicle. For the money, this receiver is a great value!
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    5 out of 5

    Great Stereo

    Written By Manny V, California on Friday, April 05, 2013
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    This stereo offered everything I wanted, USB, Ipod, and bluetooth with a great sound. The price couldn't be beat
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    5 out of 5

    Bang for your buck

    Written By wgm, on Wednesday, April 03, 2013
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    Great value. Bought to replace unit in my little utility pick up truck. Better than expected. Bluetooth for phone works great, streaming over Bluetooth great. Being able to use iPod , the reason for buying, is excellent. Don't give a dang about coolness factor but grandson says 'really cool gramps'.
    Pros:
    Great value.
    Cons:
    For the money, none.
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    4 out of 5

    Good unit, low cost

    Written By brandon81, New Braunfels, TX on Sunday, March 31, 2013
     
    I installed this unit in no time, but has mentioned in other reviews, the radio reception isn't all that great. I know on other sites reviewers stated the radio would sometimes not come on, only omit a red light, if that happens you have to take off the faceplate and hit the device reset button with a paper clip or something similar. The unit can control my iphone and even skips songs when listening to pandora and steaming via Bluetooth. The call quality isn't the greatest, but it does the job. All in all, for the money and feature you get, it's a great buy.
    Pros:
    Bluetooth functioning on iphone works great, sound when on " loud" is great, tons of features
    Cons:
    Sometimes you have to do a "reset", and radio reception is weak
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    3 out of 5

    Dual XDMA6630

    Written By Anonymous, Florence, KY on Tuesday, March 26, 2013
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    Good cheap stereo. Purchased to replace factory system due to cd failure. Love the blue tooth connection to listen to the radio. Wish there was a way to quickly disconnect when a phone call comes through as the blue tooth connection is not very good on either end for phone calls. The antenna also needs improvement does not get anywhere near the reception my factory radio did. Cd player would be much better if it had an anti skip feature. It skips every time I hit a bump in the road.
    Pros:
    Blue tooth to listen to Internet radio
    Cons:
    Cd player skips, antenna is not very good,
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    4 out of 5

    Dual XDMA6630

    Written By FrankF, hot Springs Village, AR on Tuesday, March 26, 2013
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    I like the unit very much. It works very well and sounds great. I even like the remote control which allows more eyes free control. I found that it integrates well with my iPhone and I also like being able to play mp3 files from a USB thumb drive. Installation was a breeze.
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    2 out of 5

    Not Bad, But Not Good

    Written By MikeJ, Lansing, MI on Sunday, March 24, 2013
     
    Overtime I have heard about this brand getting better and the features for the price seemed to be a good deal. I liked the idea that it came with an aux input and iPod controls. Install went very easy and everything worked great at first. First problem was weak FM station reception. Stations that had never been a problem I started losing or at very least stations came in with lots of static and interference. I replaced the antennae adapter, but still had the same issue. The second problem is the built in iPod controls. The controls aren't great and require a lot of attention to get where you want; not a good thing when driving. A couple days in I stopped using the usb iPod connection and started just using the aux input. That worked fine, but then the audio started only coming out of half the car at once. Twist the cable going into the aux input fixes this, but there is really no reason the aux input should having issue about 6 months into use.
    Pros:
    iPod/iPhone controls, usb charges and connect iPod/iPhone, aux input
    Cons:
    loses FM stations, CD player skips somewhat easily, shallow usb plug
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    2 out of 5

    ONE POINT AGAINST!

    Written By MAC, Mikwaukee on Tuesday, January 22, 2013
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    Purchased other radios before and they worked great... This one does not... Called tech support after install and determines radios is bad!
    Pros:
    Good price for the technogy
    Cons:
    Cant say exactly since it did not work
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    1 out of 5

    I do not recommend this unit

    Written By JimG, New Hampshire on Tuesday, January 22, 2013
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    I bought this unit mainly because of its relatively low cost relative to the feature set. It worked as advertised but I had two major problems. First I had issues get outgoing voice transmission with the hands free bluetooth operation. I traced it down to the 3mm audio female connector which was poorly contructed and intermittent. I first called the radio manufacturer direct and they sent me a new mic. Once I got the connector straighetened out I thought I was home free. However after that about once a week the unit would not turn on after the car was turned off. The only way I could get the radio to work was to pull it out and disconnect the cable and reconnect it.

    I evenually called Crutchfield and replaced it with an Alpine unit. I want to say that I could not be more pleased with how Crutchfield handled the issue - no hassle at all and very responsive. For that reason I have no hesitation at all about continuing to buy from them.
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    3 out of 5

    Average quality radio replacement.

    Written By David, Copperas Cove, TX on Monday, January 07, 2013
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    Good inexpensive radio replacement. There are three reasons why I will not give it a 5 star rating though. First, the time does not remain displayed when radio is turned off. Second the sound quality is okay, but not great. I had to adjust the bass to maximum level for it to sound decent. Third reason is a whining sound typically called alternator noise whenever a DC adapter is used to power a device or for charging, even after connecting an external ground to the chasis as recommened by Crutchfield.
    Pros:
    Nice features built in. Easy to use. Display easy to read
    Cons:
    Time does not remain displayed when powered off. Alternator noise when using a DC power adapter. Sound quality is just so-so.
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    5 out of 5

    Great unit so far

    Written By Joel, Chapel Hill, NC on Tuesday, January 01, 2013
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    Easy to install in 2005 Chev. Colorado, straightforward to use. Was able to reuse an old "chime" interface module and antennae interface cable that I had from installing Sony GTX200 about 5 years ago. Bluetooth paired easily with my iPhone 4S for both steaming and phone. iPod features work well when plugged in via USB port. One reviewer said that it didn't have a faceplate trim cover, but it does. Maybe the reviewer just had a package that inadvertently did not have that.

    I rated the "coolness" factor as a 3 simply because it's a basic receiver, and thus kinda hard to have "cool" features (but honestly, I'm not sure what else I need!)
    Pros:
    Bluetooth for low price!
    Cons:
    None that I'm aware of...I've not used it a night, so I'm not sure how the lights mentioned by other reviewers will bother me. It is true that the dimming feature is only on the text/indicator window, not on the button illumination.
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    5 out of 5

    Great bang for the buck

    Written By DonS, Riverton, Utah on Tuesday, December 04, 2012
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    Great low cost head unit. The Bluetooth paired and worked great with my Blackberry torch. The USB and CD abilities with mp3's is awsome. The one drawback is that the panel lights are not dimmable. They are quite bright. annoying in the dark. The white panel lights where the display text is shown is dimmable but that is fine at it's brightest setting. It is all the bright blue lights around every button that is blinding and I wish it could be dimmed a bit. other than that, very cool. I did have trouble with the amp wire like one of the other reviewers. The instructions say to connect the blue wire to the blue wire. After a call to Crutchfield I found out that on my car I had to connect The blue wire to the Blue wire AND the Blue wire with a white stripe. It worked great at that point.
    Pros:
    So many features, USB, iPod control, CD with MP3 capability, Easy Bluetooth hands free phone control.
    Cons:
    Blinding bright blue face lighting at night time.
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    5 out of 5

    Easy To Install

    Written By LM, Florida on Saturday, November 10, 2012
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    I am a female with no radio installing experience. I had the radio installed in 1 hour and 30 min. It was relatively easy installing the wiring harness on my 2003 Toyota Corolla. What took the most time is finding where to install the microphone for the radio which took the longest just sittibg there trying to decide where to install the microphone. In the center underneath your speedometer mount there is a place for a plastic screw. This plastic tab will come out and the microphone will fit through there too. Also, go on you tube and just search for installing a 2003 Toyota Corolla Radio. There are a ton of videos that will help you see how to take the dash apart. Review these videos, and you won't break your dash apart. Make sure to order a pack of the plastic screw things that you can connect the wires quickly. They screw and work awesome. There is 16 pieces in a pack which is all you'll need to install your wiring harness to the radio.
    Pros:
    Ease of install, microphone for safer driving, wires are wired mostly by color, just take your time installing, the black mount that goes with the radio fits perfectly, there is no gap like the prior review says by that guy, you won't see any wires if you take your time.
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    5 out of 5

    Dual XDMA6630

    Written By Anonymous, Beddford, PA on Saturday, October 20, 2012
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    Worked as advertised, had to call tech help for a amp wire I missed during installation. Now works great.
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    5 out of 5

    I love it

    Written By Fausfez, Sacramento, CA on Monday, October 08, 2012
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    I love my new CD receiver. everything works like it is supposed to. I'm a big fan of my Bluetooth. making calls or listening my music via Bluetooth is great. I stay longer in my car, just to enjoy my music...
    2 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Dual XDMA6630

    Written By JM, Tampa, FL on Tuesday, September 25, 2012
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    A really well built radio. The sound is outstanding. The built in amplifier is enough to push the factory speakers that are in my car. The factory speakers are quality and the radio increased their value and performance. All features on this radio are quality. Since performing the installation myself, I have used the hands free calling function numerous times while driving. It gave my 2003 auto the new car feel to be able to transmit phone calls through the car audio system. GREAT PIECE OF HARDWARE!
    Pros:
    Loaded with features, ease of use, stylish, easy to install, great value for the price.
    Cons:
    The one one con I have is minor but it bugs me. The radio fits my car nicely. However, the radio does not come with a chassis face, so you are able to see around the face of the radio and view wires and internal components. This is minor but noticeable.
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