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Dual XHD7714

CD receiver

Item #: 070XHD7714

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Original Price: $179.99

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Get loads of features without spending loads of money. Dual's XHD7714 CD receiver includes a built-in HD Radio™ tuner, iPod® control, and Bluetooth® — all of which are often expensive upgrades on other receivers.

Lots of listening options
Versatility is the name of the game with the XHD7714. You'll get full control over your iPod with the included cable — browse through your artists, albums, and playlists right on the receiver, or by using the included remote.

Connect other sources to the front-panel auxiliary and USB inputs, or play CDs you've loaded with your favorite MP3 and WMA files. One thing's for sure, you'll have the tunes covered for your next road trip.

iPod 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 or its optional iPod adapter.

HD Radio with iTunes™ tagging
A built-in tuner delivers the enhanced sound quality of HD Radio — participating FM stations will sound almost as good as a CD, while AM stations sound more like traditional FM. And most HD Radio stations send out text info, so you can see artist and song info right on the XHD7714's screen. Many stations also offer secondary channels on the same frequency, giving you even more listening choices.

Here's the coolest part — with an iPod connected to the XHD7714, you can "tag" songs you hear on an HD Radio station for downloading later. The next time you sync your iPod to your computer, you'll be prompted to buy the songs you tagged from the iTunes store.

Built-in Bluetooth
You won't have to purchase an additional adapter to make safer hands-free calls in your vehicle — Dual builds Bluetooth right into the XHD7714. With your compatible phone, you can make and receive calls through your vehicle's speakers.

Note: Bluetooth compatibility of this device may vary, depending on your phone and service provider.

Power and tone
Of course, none of this means much if it doesn't sound good, and the built-in amplifier has plenty of power to do your tunes justice. You can tweak the sound to your taste using 5 preset EQ curves, while bass and treble controls let you fine-tune to perfection. Three sets of preamp outputs let you add amps and subs for maximum sonic kick.

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?
In most vehicles, you can use this adapter 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.

Product Highlights:

    General features
    • CD receiver with built-in amplifier (17 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs, including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA music files
    • HD Radio™ tuner built in, receives multicasting content (where available)
    • full iPod® control with iTunes™ tagging (on HD Radio stations)
    • built-in Bluetooth®
    • detachable face with 2-line display
    • remote control
    Audio features
    • 5 preset EQ settings
    • inputs: front-panel USB and auxiliary inputs (USB input not compatible with iPod — a separate iPod cable is included)
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other info

    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.

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    Backlight stopped working

    Written By JB, Somerville, MA on Thursday, March 29, 2012

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    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I loved that this unit was packed with features and was a bargain. The HD radio works great, even if it does sometimes seem to take a while to link up. The bluetooth was "meh." I gave up on using it because nobody could hear me clearly. The unit only works with an up to 4GB thumb drive (8GB drive would get Reading for a long time and then eventually fail). Did not use the iPod feature, nor the aux port. CDs and MP3 CDs played very nicely. Having said all that, I was very happy with this unit up until a month ago. Suddenly the backlight started flickering... it was just a minor annoyance at first, and then it got worse and worse until now when the unit's screen is sometimes totally dark. Thank goodness I was able to get back to my favorite settings before it ended up this way, but if I ever have to do some electrical work to my car and the unit gets reset, I'm going to be stuck. This quality problem really has me bummed about what was, otherwise, a purchase I was very happy with.

    Pros: MP3+WMA CDs, nice CD sound, USB port very convenient, easy to use, stylish, remote is good

    Cons: Quality, Limits USB device to 4GB, bluetooth mic quality is pretty awful, linking to HD stations can take a long time

    Function Failure

    Written By Jeff, Langley, WA on Wednesday, March 14, 2012

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    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I bought 2 of these, one for my daughters car and one for my Miata. I never heard any complaints from her on the radio's performance. She didn't use her phone with the Blue-tooth so this was not an issue. But for me it was. I don't think the microphone in the radio (as opposed to wired separately can work in a car with a higher than average noise level. It was impossible to use. Also impossible to use was the ipod connection. It seems any face-plate that moves will eventually have connection problems. It happened within weeks of using this one. If I pushed on the plate, I could make the connection for both channels to play. But then I can't drive. I didn't know anything about Dual. The price and features were attractive so I thought I'd give them a try. Experiment failed.

    Dual XHD7714

    Written By H, NJ on Sunday, November 27, 2011

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    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    The unit lasted approx 2 years, now it only works with 1 radio station and bluetooth stopped working completely. Called tech support was asked to reset the unit but no luck. Be aware DUAL is lacking in quality.

    Dual XHD7714

    Written By Harold W, Wichita, KS on Thursday, October 13, 2011

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    This unit worked fine WHILE it worked. After two years, the radio stopped playing, the unit wouldn't scan for channels, I could run an MP3 player through the front but the front panel kept jumping between AUX and Bluetooth by itself. The unit still looks like new but it doesn't work. I emailed Dual and they told me it wasn't worth fixing. Dual products DON'T LAST!

    Worth the money

    Written By DougRose93, St. Louis, MO on Saturday, July 16, 2011

    For sub $100, I had to try it. The unit plays CDs great. A little slow in starting to play. Bluetooth audio is great. Connects quickly. Can walk around my vehicle and no breakup in audio. The phone part, well, it works. The problem I see is the faceplate mic. Being so close to the vents and with regular road noise it is sometimes difficult to hear my wife while she is driving. While driving however, the speakers work great for in-car conversations. HD Radio is amazing. I did have to turn on the local option due to when between channels on the same frequency, it would give you both audio channels, very annoying. AM channels that are broadcasting locally here are a little hit and miss. They drop in and out of HD all the time. FM channels are rock solid. The USB connection is giving me some difficulty with my Sony X10 on reading. It just states reading over and over. Might be a memory issue. Will be trying a thumb drive to hopefully remedy that. The AUX port is also questionable. I am getting a very small amount of engine whine while driving. Different levels each time we plug in. Will be locating a better shielded AUX cable to further test. The amp is adequate. I will be adding a multi-channell amp soon to build my system with. The display is clean and readable. Again, for the purchase price, this things ROCKS!! Purchased a second one for our second vehicle. This was exactly what I asked for and not looking back.

    Dual XHD7714

    Written By Mark, Phoenix, AZ on Wednesday, June 08, 2011

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    I bought this radio for my wife's car . I was impressed with the features it offered, particularly the integrated bluetooth and front panel USB connector. After installing it (very easy with Crutchfield's excellent guide) and configuring the various user settings, it worked fine... for about a month. After that, the radio would periodically mysteriously lose all of its setup info, and would have to be reconfigured. All of the preset channels, the clock, the bluetooth settings... all lost. After a couple of months of dealing with this, Dual agreed to replace the radio under warranty. The new radio behaved properly... for about 6 months. At that point, the CD player stopped working, and even though the second radio was only 6 months old, Dual would not honor the warranty since it was over one year since the initial purchase.

    Although the sound quality was good and the feature list impressive, my experience with this radio and Dual was not good. Their quality control leaves a lot to be desired, as does their customer support. I won't be purchasing any of their products in the future.

    Dual XHD7714

    Written By Chris, Detroit MI on Tuesday, April 26, 2011

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    HD radio dosnt get good reception. My stock radio had better reception! Bluetooth doesn't work well. People I am calling say there is static on the other end when I talk.

    Great upgrade for our old car

    Written By BobL, New Rochelle, NY on Monday, April 25, 2011

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    My son and I installed this in a 2002 Honda Odyssey. The wiring harness that
    Crutchfield supplied was handy (we soldered and taped), and had wiring all
    ready to go before we even took the unit out the car. Didn't want to spend too
    much in adding equipment to this car. But still wanted to get lots of features,
    including trying HD radio and Bluetooth for use with the phone. Only had this
    unit in for a few days but everything works great including Bluetooth. On the
    Odyssey the radio sits at a good position and angle for the built-in mic to work
    properly. HD radio is great in metro NY area. I've paired two phones to the unit
    so far and everything works well. It's not as good as the handfree system that
    came with my other car, but that setup costs 4X as much as this unit. I have
    seen reviews where there is a complaint about not getting radio mode back
    after making call over Bluetooth. Haven't seen this here but I had this problem
    with another car, and solved it by disabling the streaming sound mode from the
    Bluetooth on my phone (leaving on Hands Free mode only). The trim and
    buttons etc. aren't exactly real-solid but at this price point I'm fine with it. To be
    fair I haven't tested Ipod connection yet but I recommend this unit.

    Budget receiver packed w/ features

    Written By Eric, Washington, PA on Thursday, April 21, 2011

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    This is a really nice unit. If you've never heard of Dual, don't let the name
    scare you off. This is a nice unit. I had a budget of $200 and I wanted
    something with HD Radio because the Pittsburgh Penguins have their own HD
    station dedicated to them 24/7. I also wanted a front USB and Aux port to run
    my Siruis radio and my Zune. This unit had all of that, plus iPod (wife has
    one) and Bluetooth and was well within my price range, so despite the brand, I
    decided to give it a shot.

    Installation was a breeze and the unit works great. The Bluetooth is a bigger
    convenience than I thought it would be. The HD tuner is great and being able to
    store HD stations on the presets is a nice plus.

    The only minor complaint I have is with some of the menu/feature navigation -
    some of the features are a little hard to find and I would have like to see the
    main jog dial used a bit more (tuning for example). That's far from a major
    issue, and I expect the more I use it, that will become even less of a quibble.

    This is a great unit and if you're looking for a feature-rich receiver on a
    budget, look no further!

    Great Unit

    Written By Tim D, Nashville, TN on Tuesday, April 19, 2011

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    An excellent head unit. Does everything exactly as advertised. I really like the
    HD radio, didn't realize how cool that would be. Bluetooth works great with my

    No complaints.

    Good features for the money, but quality just "okay"

    Written By Copacetic1, Alabama on Monday, April 18, 2011

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    Crutchfield service was great as always. This unit has a nice feature set for the
    money, but quality is just OK. Display is unreadable in bright (but indirect)
    sunlight even in highest brightness setting, iPod controls work fine with iPod
    Nano and iPhone 4, but I had intermittent problems with iPhone 3GS which
    according to the web it is compatible with, and knobs/buttons somewhat cheap
    feeling. Still, since it is at least $100 less than a comparable JVC or Kenwood
    I can't complain too much...just don't expect the same level of quality if you are
    considering this receiver.

    Love it

    Written By JohnN, Marietta, GA on Sunday, April 17, 2011

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    Love this stereo. Bluetooth works great with my HTC Inspire 4G. Listen to books, napster music, and podcasts from phone over bluetooth.
    Radio works great. Very, very pleased with my purchase.

    Still working well after over a year....

    Written By Tim L, Charlotte, NC on Thursday, March 31, 2011

    I've had this unit for over a year now in my Prius, I have to say for what I
    would consider an "offbrand" this is a very nice unit. The buttons feel kind of
    cheap, but they always work and are still not showing any sort of paint wear.
    The HD radio is very clear and excellent. There are independent audio settings
    for each input, very helpful getting each input sounding just how you like it.

    The only problems, my bluetooth input has a's at the point where if
    it was any louder I would probably have to trash the unit, but it' still just
    quiet enough where you can't hear it during 90% of the song. This is annoying,
    as besides the whine, BT audio is crystal clear and what I use most often. I've
    also had some problems with the faceplate on the doesn't mount as
    secure as other units I've had. This is only a problem because fitment is
    extremely tight where my unit is in my car, in most cars I don't ever see this
    being an issue.

    I am very critical of my electronics and expected to replace this in about a
    year, but I'm not going to....I am still completely satisfied.

    Great value, easy to set up

    Written By Aaron H, Pittsburg CA on Thursday, March 31, 2011

    I was hesitant to buy this as I am not familiar with the brand name. I really like the design, the automatic connection to bluetooth audio is great. I installed it in my '04 subaru in about 15 minutes! the included instructions and pics make the installation THAT easy. the only downside (but low on my priority list) is that I can't lower the face as it hits my stock trim. I dont use CD's anyway, so its not a loss really. there are ipod controls, aux input, and a USB input as well. so no biggie for me. All in all 4 out of 5 stars. recommended for anyone wishing to make a simple upgrade with bluetooth.

    2 Thumbs up for this Radio :)

    Written By Gilbie, Prairie du Chien, WI on Tuesday, March 29, 2011

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    I must say, hats off to the Crutchfield Team. Very easy install with the
    Installation Kit. I installed this Radio into my 2001 Ford F-150 Extend Cab, and
    the install took me about 1 hour. I was blown away by the radio's performance.
    The bluetooth synched right up to my Blackberry storm, and operated beyond
    my expectation. I could not believe how good the sound was. The radio even
    controls the mp3's on my Blackberry remotley, no wire attached. Best thing I
    bought all year.

    Awesome Stereo

    Written By Phil C., Indiana on Monday, March 21, 2011

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    This is a pretty awesome stereo. I LOVE the hands free bluetooth set up on this! With the help of Crutchfield's easy to read instructions and adapters, it made installation a breeze! I'll always come back !

    Great product

    Written By Paul, Charlotte, NC on Sunday, March 06, 2011

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    I have had the unit for week so far and I am learning more about it each day. The best
    feature I have FOUND is the ability to stream music to the reciever over the Bluetooth link.
    I knew it had BT but thought this was only for making and recieving calls. I have tried the
    streaming feature with a Droid 2 and Iphone 4 and works well.

    All the features work well including the HD radio. It is a little weak in recieving channels
    that are more than a 100 miles away though. All the local HD channels come in strong
    and clear so I think that would be expected though. I would assume if you live in a hilly
    area then HD radio may not work well for you.

    Good sound and features for the price

    Written By Elwood, Euless, TX on Thursday, February 24, 2011

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    The unit sounds very good and has excellent features. I really love the bluetooth
    capabilities. Streaming music files and Pandora from my phone sounds a lot better than
    I would have imagined. I also like the ability to connect a flash drive to the USB port. The
    hands-free phone capability is very convenient, as it pauses whatever you are listening to
    when call arrives. I also love the HD radio feature. There are plenty of stations in the
    DFW area that offer HD content and they sound great.

    Searching for music on a flash drive is time consuming and non-intuitive, so I usually
    leave it on random mode. While the sound of a phone call is excellent on my end through
    my vehicle's speakers, the small microphone in the unit itself doesn't appear to have
    much in the way of noise cancellation. People I call frequently have difficulty hearing me,
    but if I keep the windows up and speak loudly and clearly, I don't have too many
    problems. And it's better than holding the phone to my ear or fishing around for a
    headset when I get a call. Also, the CD player seems to malfunction a lot - skips, cuts
    out, etc. - after I've been using the unit for a while. Tech support recommends I do a
    reset, so I'll try that soon. Bottom line, though, is that I don't really listen to CD's anymore
    due to the USB and bluetooth features, so it isn't a huge problem in my case.

    had it for 2 yrs now

    Written By david g, denver, co on Thursday, February 24, 2011

    5 STARS for the money. has the CD/MP3 player, both bluetooth, HD radio, as well
    as USB and aux/mp3 inputs. my phone connects automatically every time i get in
    to the car.
    and i can play songs off my phones memory card in two ways, either bluetooth
    streaming or a 3.5mm jack to jack cord. i have a nano ipod hooked into the USB
    at all times. so with CD/MP3 player, HD radio, tunes from my phone or the ipod,
    i have high quality music at all times. the phone works well with calls on the
    bluetooth, but sometimes callers have difficulty hearing you. works better at
    lower speeds and less interior noise. if you have a quiet car, it shouldnt be a
    problem. i dont remove my faceplate, so i cant attest to any reliability
    issues. its been a great unit for WAY less than i have paid for "higher
    quality" brands over the years, with the features i want. good control over
    your music with separate outputs for front/rear/sub. good level controls,
    with gain controls over each source as well. i havent noticed too much drop out
    on HD radio, but it does happen. it is a newer technology as well. love that
    some stations have several channels within the same station. one local station
    has 4 channels on its one location. i have looked for other radios for my other
    vehicles that have these same features, but cant find many within this price
    range. and i already know: this one works great.

    Great Radio!

    Written By ErikB, Scottsdale, AZ on Thursday, February 17, 2011

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    Could not be happier with this product. Wanted to update my factory radio from my 1995
    Mercedes Benz and I did that and much more. I had a couple of questions when I was
    installing it so I called Tech support and I was off the phone in 10 minutes with everything
    working. Great Service.For what I paid for this radio and being able to play and charge my I-
    phone, listen to HD radio, play MP3 files and more I have not even used, it is well worth the
    money. I have recommended this radio and crutchfield to all of my friends. Thank You