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by Jon Paulette
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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.

This digital media receiver will not play CDs. If you want to play CDs in your vehicle, we offer a wide selection of CD receivers.

Go digital without going broke

If you're ready to ditch that album full of scratched-up CDs and go digital, Boss Audio's 812UAB digital media receiver offers an impressive array of features for its price range, plus a variety of connections for your devices.

Plenty of ways to play

This double-DIN (4" tall) receiver can fill a big space and provide plenty of entertainment. You can pop an SD™ card full of music into the slot behind the front panel, or enjoy your local AM/FM stations. Plug a thumb drive into the front panel USB port to enjoy MP3 files, or use the aux input to connect a portable satellite radio tuner. That front panel aux input will also work with a portable CD player -- if you haven't quite finished digitizing everything, you've got a backup plan in place.

Hands-free convenience

Buying a budget receiver doesn't mean giving up conveniences like built-in Bluetooth® connectivity. With the 812UAB, you can take calls or stream music stored on a smartphone without taking your hands off the wheel.

Plenty of great features

You can use the 4 EQ presets and the tone controls to shape the sound, while a set of RCA outputs gives you room to expand your system with an outboard amp. Handy illumination controls allow you to adjust the brightness of the display. It even comes with a remote control for your backseat passengers.

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.

Smartphone note: If you're going to use your Android smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information. See more info on this item

Highlights:

    General features:
    • digital media receiver (20 watts RMS/60 peak x 4 channels)
    • Bluetooth for hands-free calling and music streaming
    • play music from select Android devices through USB input
    • fits double-DIN dash openings
    • detachable face
    • 4-preset EQ curves plus bass and treble controls
    • remote control
    Expandability:
    • inputs: front auxiliary and USB inputs (no iPod/iPhone controls), SD card slot
    • outputs: 2-channel preamp outputs
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    Features and Specs
    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant
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    RMS Power Output
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    20 watts
    Peak Output
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    60 watts
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    20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs
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    2-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs
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    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs
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    2 volts
    Display Color
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    Bluish white
    Key Button Color
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    EQ Bands
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    Wireless Remote
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    Steering Wheel Control Compatible
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    AUX Input
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    USB Input
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    Front
    Memory Card Slot
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    USB, SD
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    Satellite Radio Ready
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    What's in the box?

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    • Digital media receiver (10A fuse)
    • Faceplate
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Trim-ring
    • Power/ground harness
    • Speaker harness
    • Remote control (CR2025 3V battery installed)
    • 2 Removal tools
    • 2 Brackets
    • 4 ISO-mount screws
    • Drawstring pouch
    • User's Manual
    • Warranty/Registration Card

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    Display & Remote Features
    USB/SD-Card Playback
    Built-in Bluetooth + Aux Input
    Audio & Tuner Section

    Display & Remote Features

    Detachable Faceplate: The Boss 812UAB features a detachable face to deter theft. A drawstring storage pouch is included to protect face when its detached.

    Single-Line LCD: The Boss head unit features a single-line, front-panel LCD with blue button illumination.

    2-DIN Chassis: The 812UAB has a 2-DIN chassis (also known as "Double-DIN"), and will fit in many vehicles with a large dash opening. The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets, or Euro-mounted using the supplied mounting sleeve. As always, please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to verify fit with your vehicle.

    IR Remote: The Boss 812UAB includes a 31-button IR remote control for complete wireless operation of the digital media receiver.

    USB/SD-Card Playback

    USB Port: The 812UAB is equipped with a front-panel USB (type-A) port for connection of a USB mass storage class device; such as select Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), digital audio players, or thumbdrives. The unit supports playback of MP3/WMA music, MP4 video, and JPEG picture files loaded onto a compatible USB msc device. USB portable devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the digital media receiver's USB port (0.5A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    Note: The unit's USB port is not compatible with Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad.

    SD-Card Slot: The Boss digital media receiver features a front-panel SD-card slot, hidden behind its detachable face. The 812UAB supports playback of MP3/WMA music, MP4 video, and JPEG picture files loaded onto a SD/SDHC memory card. The detachable face-plate must be removed in  order to insert or eject a SD/SDHC memory card.

    Playback  & Search Functions: The Boss 812UAB provides a variety of playback and search functions for SD/SDHC and USB music files.

    • List Search: Use the unit's LCD & front-panel controls to browse and select your music files.
    • Intro Scan: During music playback, you can play the first 10 seconds of each track or file.
    • Fast Forward/Reverse: The unit offers Fast Forward & Reverse playback.
    • Repeat/Random: The 812UAB offers Repeat (Track/All) and Random (All) modes.

    Song/Artist Information: The 812UAB will display song/artist information from your connected USB device or inserted SD/SDHC memory card.

    On/Off Insert or Eject: A USB device or SD-card can be inserted or ejected with the power off. When a USB device or SD-card is inserted with the power off, the unit will automatically power up and begin playback.

    Built-in Bluetooth + Aux Input

    Bluetooth Technology: The Boss 812UAB digital media receiver is equipped with built-in Bluetooth, providing hands-free communication and audio streaming for added convenience and safety in the vehicle.

    • Hands-Free Communication (w/ Integrated Mic): The Boss 812UAB allows for wireless communication between the head unit and your Bluetooth enabled cell-phone; including Apple iPhone, Android smartphones, Blackberry, and more. The head unit will display the caller's phone number and an audible ring tone will be heard through your vehicle's speaker during an incoming call. You can manually answer or end a call through the head unit's front-panel controls. The 812UAB allows you to carry on the phone conversation using the head unit's integrated microphone and your car audio speakers. Your music will mute automatically during a call. You can make a call by using the numeric keypad on the included remote control, or use your mobile phone to make the call and have the conversation transferred to the 812UAB (there is no phonebook transfer). You can also quickly redial a phone number from the head unit's front-panel controls.
    • Wireless Audio Streaming: The Boss 812UAB also allows you to play back stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled Android smartphone/tablet, iPod/iPhone, Blackberry, or other device using a Bluetooth connection. You can control basic music playback functions (Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track) of from the 812UAB. Advance music navigation and song/artist information will still need to be handled through the Bluetooth mobile device. This unit does not display song/artist information from Bluetooth audio devices.
    Note: Before using the unit's Bluetooth functions, you must pair your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone or audio device to the 812UAB. 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 Boss 812UAB.

    Front-Panel Aux Input: The Boss 812UAB is fitted with a front-panel 3.5mm input for connection of a portable audio device, such as your Apple iPod/iPhone.

    Audio & Tuner Section

    240W (Peak) Amplifier + 2V/2Ch RCA Outputs: The Boss 812UAB digital media receiver employs a 60W (peak) x 4ch amplifier. The 812UAB also features a stereo RCA 2V line output for the front-channels.

    • EQ Presets: You can choose between 4 preset modes - Pop, Rock, Classic, Flat, or Off.
    • Bass & Treble: In addition to the EQ Presets, the 812UAB offers independent Bass & Treble control.
    • Loudness: This function enhances low and high frequencies to make the sound clearer at lower volumes.

    AM/FM Tuner: The Boss 812UAB features a built-in AM/FM tuner w/ RDS. The 812UAB features 3 FM banks and 2 AM bank for storing presets (automatically or manually). You can store 6 presets for each AM/FM bank giving you a total of 18 FM presets and 12 AM presets (total of 30). Local seek tuning lets you tune in only those radio stations with sufficiently strong signals for good reception. You can also switch between Stereo/Mono modes for better reception.

    Note: You can set the built-in AM/FM tuner between US standard and European tuning spacing.
     
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    5 out of 5

    boss 812uab

    Written By cal, saint augustine fla. on Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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    i am building my teardrop camper,my first thought crutchfield. online catalog great.the boss earns that name.the full face ,easy to see,the options,bluetooth,plug in,and card make it very user friendly,detachable face,and remote put this bad boy over the top.sound quality is excellent. and the 3 day free delivery.i will continue to build the campers,and the boss and crutchfield will be there also. thanks guys...
    Pros:
    the unit is a simple design, the wiring is so easy a monkey could do it. my camper looks great with it installed. the sound phenominal...
    Cons:
    have not experienced any...
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    4 out of 5

    Boss Audio 812UAB

    Written By JWV, St. Paul, MN on Saturday, August 16, 2014
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    Replaced the stereo in my 2004 Alero with this after the stereo stopped working. The stereo just barely stuck out to far so I did have to shave about 1/4 of an inch off the corners of the trim to get the face plate of the stereo to sit flush with the dash trim. All the features work fine, and for the price I can't really complain much about the quality of sound.
    Pros:
    Auxiliary port, USB port, Bluetooth
    Cons:
    No CD player, The "default" screen doesn't have the time showing on it
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    5 out of 5

    Boss Audio 812UAB

    Written By ED.T, Chesapeake, VA on Friday, August 08, 2014
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    The equipment was shipped to me the next day. The connection pretty easy. Fits perfectly with the new bezel. The sound is very clear.
    Pros:
    Bluetooth sounds great, the placement of the mic is awesome, Works well with both my s4 and iPhone 5
    Cons:
    no cd player, but who uses cds anyway.
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    4 out of 5

    Very good performance and features for the money

    Written By BeccaC, Austin, TX on Monday, August 04, 2014
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    I installed this in my '01 4Runner because the CD player was broken and I wanted an inexpensive unit that had bluetooth and an aux port. This fit the bill! The unit was easy to install and set up and has good sound. I don't consider myself an "elite audiophile" (anyone who considers themselves one probably wouldn't look twice at this unit anyway!) but I am very satisfied with the features and quality for the price.
    Pros:
    Inexpensive, easy to use, and works perfectly with my iPhone as far as music goes. Have not tried any phone features.
    Cons:
    Feels slightly cheap, but that's no big deal to me.
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    4 out of 5

    sjose boss 812uab

    Written By joseph, houston tx on Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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    this product is great i most functions i would have given it all 5 stars in everything if was not for the Mic volume on it. because of being so far from the user it is not always heard clearly by the person listening on the other end. there should have being a mic extension or mic volume, but other than that great product
    Pros:
    blue tooth media playing from phone or other device with BT also usb in the front make it easy to load and or change music as needed. hands free capable
    Cons:
    Hands free system needs better mic .
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    3 out of 5

    No Frills Sound

    Written By forteounce, ny.ny on Wednesday, July 16, 2014
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    Purchased this unit to replace JVC KDR-610 which was stolen from '03 Corolla. The choices for <$200 double din w/ detachable face were limited - so this unit won by default. Install was easy, unit is very lightweight, interface is simple and clean but not going to win coolness factor points for its asthetics. Does not offer led color customization like the JVC. Does, however, offer SD card reader in addition to USB. Popped in Sony 32GB card and it was instantly recognized. Sound compared to the JVC (paired w/ same exact speakers) was muddy, bass was not as tight, highs not as crisp. Tweaking Bass/Treble adjustments from 1-7 does not help. Still better than listening to NYC traffic. Next test: Bluetooth. Paired w/ Samsung Galaxy S3 in seconds. Does not have access to Phone's address book - had to manually dial number. Call quality was okay on my side, however user on the other end complained volume was very low - had to practically yell to be heard. Other thoughts: This unit still plays even with the face removed. I'm not sure if this is normal, since I do not have much experience w/ detachable face systems - but it is convenient. I just set it to continuously run through my 32GB SD card, and it picks up where it left off after turning the car off/on. Just can't change volume levels w/out the face.
    Pros:
    Reasonable Price Sdcard/USB Support Bluetooth Support Double Din size fits dashboard nicely. Theft deterant detachable face.
    Cons:
    Sound Quality
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    4 out of 5

    Good, not great

    Written By Falco, Pittsburgh, PA on Monday, July 14, 2014
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    Not bad...sound quality could be better, and more than just a Treb and Bass EQ. I would have liked a Mid freq. My biggest CON is that there is NO CLOCK!!!
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    5 out of 5

    great deck!

    Written By Anonymous, Iron, mn on Saturday, June 14, 2014
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    Great deck! Fits good and works perfect! Great replacement for the price!
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    3 out of 5

    Mediocre

    Written By Rob D, New Harmony IN on Tuesday, June 10, 2014
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    You sacrifice options for the card reader and Bluetooth, But you get what you pay for.
    Pros:
    card reader and bluetooth
    Cons:
    sound quality sub par
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    4 out of 5

    Installed in 94 Legend

    Written By Ajz, 60148 on Friday, May 23, 2014
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    Solid for the price
    Pros:
    Good Bluetooth and sound
    Cons:
    No steering wheel controls. Volume goes down when turned up and vice versa , it is inconsistent.
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    4 out of 5

    Good product, GREAT price!

    Written By Rob, Warrenton, MO on Friday, May 16, 2014
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    Bought this for my wife and she installed it in our 2000 Honda Odyssey. Worrks great with all our phones via Bluetooth and she's really happy with the system.
    Pros:
    Great features, ease of use.
    Cons:
    Probably not for those that have to have top of the line sound.
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    4 out of 5

    Cheap and functional

    Written By Brian, Brentwood, CA on Wednesday, May 14, 2014
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    I purchased one of these specifically to add bluetooth to my truck. I am satisfied.
    Pros:
    Bluetooth works, very cheep, sounds good.
    Cons:
    Labels for buttons could be easier to read, to view the clock you need the remote, sticks out a bit too much from the dash, could offer a bit more.
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    1 out of 5

    Extremely Disappointing

    Written By Mike, Mishawaka, IN on Thursday, May 08, 2014
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    I bought this cause of the very low price but had to return it after a month. There were enough things wrong with it that I'll have a hard time listing them all.

    The biggest problem was radiated engine noise from my alternator (a whining that varies with RPM's). I'm working on my PhD in electrical engineering so I'm intimately familiar with electrical signals and electromagnetics. I did some troubleshooting and managed to eliminate the power line (used a filter), ground (ohm meter), and the wires between the receiver and the amp (short the amp input) as noise sources so the only think left was the receiver itself as the source. My previous radio (another after market) had no noise problems and neither did the new one I just installed. It was definitely the Boss receiver. This was confirmed by how the noise was reduced when I moved the receiver around the car interior.

    Other minor annoyances included subtle but noticeable distortion through the bluetooth (I tried multiple phones, played with the settings a lot to no avail), a very slow interface response, and unusable USB/SD card ports. Contrary to some reviews, there IS an SD card port behind the faceplate (just need to consult the manual) but both the USB and SD card are useless cause you can't change file folders at all. The USB port also would not charge my phone at all. It also was not easy to install in my 91 Camry. I had to modify my existing brackets significantly. Hands free calling is useless too.
    Pros:
    The only pros to this receiver is that it is cheep and is a double DIN. However, for only a bit more, you can get a JVC KD-X310BT that has a TON more features and none of the problems I experienced. And if you need a double DIN, just get the JVC and install a pocket or something. DON'T BUY THIS. I have a hard time believing I'm the only person that has returned this unit and given it a low rating.
    Cons:
    Engine noise from receiver, bluetooth distortion (AUX, SD, radio, and USB were fine), poor EQ, slow interface response, useless for reading SD card and USB devices, next to useless manual. It may have had a defective unit for all I know, but if anyone from Crutchfield reads this, you seriously might consider not selling this unit anymore. It's badly outgunned by its competition.
    4 out of 9 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Simple. but good/

    Written By Stan R, Phoenix, AZ on Sunday, May 04, 2014
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    Pretty simple head unit, but with good quality and features for only 90$
    Pros:
    Does its work. Better than most of the OEM head units in old cars. Has a remote control.
    Cons:
    Cheap plastic (cant really complain because of the price.), not much sound control settings.
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    5 out of 5

    Boss Audio 812UAB

    Written By BRUCE H., DARLINGTON,PA on Tuesday, April 01, 2014
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    VERY EASY TO INSTALL IN 06 COBALT
    Pros:
    WELL WORTH THE PRICE
    Cons:
    NONE
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    5 out of 5

    Boss Audio 812UAB

    Written By johnl2, Tobyhanna, PA on Saturday, March 01, 2014
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    This head unit did exactly what it said, it played the SD cards great, displayed the name of the songs I downloaded via android. All in all, it's a good deck.
    Pros:
    Did everything it said it did.
    Cons:
    None
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    4 out of 5

    Nice Surpise for the money

    Written By Eric D, Long Island, NY on Thursday, February 27, 2014
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    I installed the unit in an 04 Frontier. After figuring out how to access almost everything without the remote I'm very happy with it. The Bluetooth from phone to music play works very well. As long as you don't need a CD it is great for the price. Boss should really spend some more bucks on writing a more detailed manual.
    Pros:
    Great price. Good sound. Easy connect with BT. I discovered that it will play a 32GB SDHC card and playlists work:) I wish the specs detailed what the biggest card it can take.
    Cons:
    Looks a little plain and cheap when off but not such a bad thing for when vehicle is parked on the street. No way to get the clock to stay on. Manual is very sparse but if you spend a few minutes playing with the stereo you can figure it out.
    5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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    3 out of 5

    Boss Audio 812UAB

    Written By j. velazquez, Los Angeles, CA on Wednesday, February 26, 2014
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    Its a great product for its prices
    Pros:
    easy to use. Very user friendly all the comments are simple to program
    Cons:
    can't control that sound quality. It does not have A interno equalizer.
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    5 out of 5

    Perfect for 00-06 Chevy Silverado

    Written By KRV, Snohomish, WA on Tuesday, February 18, 2014
     
    I purchased this to replace the factory head unit in my Chevy Silverado base model. This stereo fits like it's made for the Silverado. There was 0 modifications needed to fit the deck. I didn't want a cheesy looking aftermarket head unit that would attract thieves. This does the trick and give very clear bluetooth audio and phone signals. It also has a built in mic, again with no additional modification to the vehicle. My other choice would have been the Pioneer HX700.... I saw it at another retailer and it looked too flashy like I was in Tokyo. Not really what an adult wants to see driving home at night...... I know, I'm boring.
    Pros:
    Inexpensive head unit that fits like a factory deck in a Chevy Silverado. Easy install good sound RCA for expansion Bluetooth sounds excellent! Voice calls are clear. SD slot is BEHIND the face. (for those that can't find it.)
    Cons:
    Contrary to another review. You CAN access the clock without using the remote by 'holding down band'. With that said, it won't stay on permanently. Really this is my only issue with the unit as I would like the clock to stay on.
    7 out of 7 people found this helpful
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    3 out of 5

    GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR

    Written By DEREK, Las Vegas, NV on Friday, February 07, 2014
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    This is a low end stereo that has a clock but clock never shows up unless you push a button on the remote and only shows for 30 sec. Sound quality is okay, would only buy to put into car if selling or trading in.
    Pros:
    cheap
    Cons:
    Has clock but does not show on display
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    3 out of 5

    Greaat value for price ,but

    Written By Tupper 1903, East Texas on Saturday, January 25, 2014
     
    I was looking for a low cost unit and I thing this is the best of its price point. Still, there are some down sides I wish I'd been aware of
    Pros:
    low price, RCA output, reasonable sound. WIndow's phone streams music directly via blue tooth
    Cons:
    Most features require you to use remote - like the clock and then it only comes on for a few seconds. If you use the blue tooth, you have to use the remote to get it back to other operations. The remote is typically small with Pica 1 lettering - you end up taking eyes off the road to use it.
    3 out of 4 people found this helpful
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    3 out of 5

    NIce Unit....

    Written By Eric, Dunmore, PA on Thursday, January 23, 2014
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    It's a nice and simple unit and definitely enhances your sound with OEM speakers. Streaming via bluetooth is excellent and calls were great even from the other side as I was told. Unfortunately I returned because a certain feature was listed wrong and has been fixed by Crutchfield. It took a phone call to Boss Audio to find out this unit does NOT have RDS...... Even Boss Audio's web site stated it had RDS. Well it didn't. Simply did not work what-so-ever via USB with my Samsung GS3 running 4.3. Pulling in stations was a minor problem.... As always returning this was simple.....
    Pros:
    Integrated mic for bluetooth calling.
    Cons:
    No setting to display clock at all times. Two dancing bars in the display that cannot be turned off. Had to use the remote to scan radio stations. Seeking could be done on the unit.....
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Great Stereo

    Written By Alex, Elmira, NY on Wednesday, January 22, 2014
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    Great stereo! It fits perfect in my 98 Oldsmobile. I love the blutooth for hands free calling and music play.
    Pros:
    Crutchfield was great and fast shipping my stereo. Would definitely buy from these guys again!
    Cons:
    I have nothing to complain about with this stereo.
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    5 out of 5

    Great stereo!

    Written By Rem, Colorado on Saturday, December 14, 2013
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    For the price, its hard to beat...
    Pros:
    Nice features... Such as bluetooth, sd reader(which it does have under the cover which is easily removable) and usb
    Cons:
    Installation was a little difficult and unclear with the Crutchfield instructions... But I made it work (Nissan xterra 2003).
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    New sound for 2004 G

    Written By Lorie, Baldwin, NY on Friday, December 06, 2013
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    Thanks to Crutchfield's knowledge and great pricing. I was able to fix an Infinity flaw. Needed to swap the radio. Got all I needed for under 200 and I am beyond satisfied. Ran into a few road blocks and all I had to do was call Crutchfield, even at 10pm they were there to help. The radio sounds great and looks like factory, like it better than the original radio. Works with the Bose system, thanks to Crutchfield's knowledge. USB, SD card and Aux input makes it easy to play music files. Detachable face and remote, BONUS. Thanks for all your help!!
    Pros:
    Great replacement for factory install issue.
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    3 out of 5

    Radio on a budget

    Written By Grayson, Union Bridge on Wednesday, November 27, 2013
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    Too many cons to even list. For the price I wasn't expecting much, but at least I would have expected it to fit the mounting hardware and have an SD card slot like it said. The unit generally looks and feels cheap, but at least it works. Bluetooth is probably the best thing about this unit.

    If you're looking for a cheap OEM replacement, this is your unit.
    Pros:
    Sounds good and has all the features I need to access the music library on my phone (like Bluetooth and aux input) that my factory radio did not. The unit can scan the radio to find working stations. Surprisingly Bluetooth works very well (there's even an answer/hangup button on the unit for phonecalls)
    Cons:
    Jeez, where to start. -The radio was too big to fit in the plastic mounting hardware Crutchfield provided for my vehicle, so I have no way to secure it in the dash. -USB doesn't work with my phone (Galaxy S4, Android 4.3), the phone recognizes the radio is plugged in but the radio kicks out of USB mode almost instantly. -There IS NOT an SD card slot (I can't find it for the death of me) -The whole unit is slow. Button response is slow, power up is slow, etc.
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    8 questions already asked Show all answers

    Do I need anything in addition to this stereo to install it into my 2005 Chevy Cobalt? [ David Brooks  Jun 13, 2014 ]
    1 answer
    • For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy Staff  Jun 13, 2014 ]
    Will this fit in an Eddie Bauer 2006 explorer? I don't have navigation or Sirius. [ Anthony  May 12, 2014 ]
    3 answers
    • Don't know. It fit very nicely in a 2000 Honda Civic, [ Gerry   May 13, 2014 ]
    • Should fit any Ford with Double Din opening. I actually installed in a 2006 Sterling Class 8 truck( same as Ford) . I needed a shallow radio due to air lines running in dash. Works great and very pleased with features for price. [ CRAIG   May 13, 2014 ]
    • For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Greg Staff  May 12, 2014 ]
    Will I still have steering wheel controls with this stereo? [ Tony  Mar 15, 2014 ]
    1 answer
    • The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy Staff  Mar 16, 2014 ]
    Can this play music from an iphone5 via the USB cable? I read that it doesn't have iPod/iPhone controls-I'm just unclear what that means, exactly. [ Jay K  Mar 09, 2014 ]
    5 answers
    • Yes it can play an iPhone 5. I haven't tried playing music from the USB yet, but AUX and Bluetooth work great. [ Brian   Mar 12, 2014 ]
    • It should play as long as the phone and the radio establish a connection with each other which it should by using the usb cable [ ERWIN   Mar 11, 2014 ]
    • No this cant play Iphone, Meaby w/ Blue toot! [ JULIAN   Mar 10, 2014 ]
    • I have not been able to install it yet. [ Christopher   Mar 10, 2014 ]
    • I'm sure it can... I can play music via USB on my HTC. I believe when it says it doesn't have controls means that it doesn't have special abilities, like using Siri with the system. Once again, though, I'm not entirely positive, I'm just assuming. [ Remington   Mar 10, 2014 ]
    Can I hook up an Amp and Sub with this receiver? 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier. [ Chris Kilgore  Jan 19, 2014 ]
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    • I was wondering if I brought this receiver for my 2002 trailblazer. It has remote start, but I don't believe it's factory. The reason I believe it is aftermarket, is because the remote start unit has a small device right above the rearview mirror. So I don't know if it has anything to do with the factory stereo or not. I guess my question would be, if I installed the boss 812 would it interfere with the receiver in any way? [ jason   Mar 29, 2014 ]
    • Yes. The receiver has RCA pre-amp outputs which will connect to the RCA inputs on your amplifier. [ Matthew   Jan 28, 2014 ]
    • Yes [ MICHAEL A   Jan 20, 2014 ]
    Where the heck is the microphone for hands free calling????? [ Ray  Jan 17, 2014 ]
    2 answers
    Does the hands free calling work only VIA bluetooth or will it work when the phone is hardwired?? [ Ray  Jan 12, 2014 ]
    7 answers
    • Kris S, the bluetooth on this unit is awesome. I have not had a single issue using this unit. The microphone for making calls actually sounds better on this unit than on the JVC that it replaced. For the money you can't beat it IMO. [ RICHARD R   Jan 14, 2014 ]
    • Ray W, I have an I-phone 4S. The phone will only make calls via bluetooth. When I connect the phone to the unit, the phone asks if I trust the computer. I click trust and the head unit then refuses to acknowledge the I-phones is even there. I have tried selecting don't trust and same thing. I only use my cable/USB to charge my I-phone. I use bluetooth for everything else. [ RICHARD R   Jan 14, 2014 ]
    • I don't know. It still hasn't arrived. [ KEVIN   Jan 13, 2014 ]
    • I have only used bluetooth, and it is great. My phone is recognized as soon as I get in my car, even if I actually have the radio tuner selected. I haven't been able to figure out how to use it with usb connection, but if that is important to you, simply call Crutchfield, these guy are great! [ Ramiro   Jan 13, 2014 ]
    • Works both ways. [ Brian   Jan 12, 2014 ]
    • Haven't received it yet. Sorry [ abbas   Jan 12, 2014 ]
    • Sorry. I gave the stereo as a gift to my son-in-law. So far he hasn't installed it. [ Harold   Jan 12, 2014 ]
    Can I stream music from my iPhone 4s to this unit via Bluetooth? Are there any issue with the iPhone, iOS devices? [ Kris  Nov 26, 2013 ]
    3 answers
    • Kris S, the bluetooth on this unit is awesome. I have not had a single issue using this unit. The microphone for making calls actually sounds better on this unit than on the JVC that it replaced. For the money you can't beat it IMO. Jan 14, 2014 [ RICHARD R   Jan 14, 2014 ]
    • Will I lose factory controls such as remote start, and other functions that are controlled by the factory stereo! [ lando   Dec 16, 2013 ]
    • This unit does feature Bluetooth streaming for music, so you will be able to stream music from your iPhone. [ Jeff Staff  Nov 29, 2013 ]

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