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by Ken Nail
Pioneer

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.

Sleek, stylish, and ever so capable, Pioneer's DEH-2200UB CD receiver will improve your car's sound and allow you to you enjoy all your digital media.

The large control knob is positioned on the driver's side, flanked by a series of easy-to-reach buttons, so you won't have to drill down through the receiver's menus each time you want to make an adjustment. On the passenger side, a bright 10-digit display puts system and song info in easy view. And a handy remote gives your rear seat passengers the ability to run the show.

Plug your iPod® or thumb drive into the front-panel USB input and you'll have thousands of songs on tap for daily drives or road trips. You can also connect a plug-and-play satellite radio or another audio source to the handy front-panel auxiliary input. And don't forget your CDs — the receiver plays your favorite store-bought or home-burned CDs, including discs loaded with MP3 or WMA files.

Audio performance will take a jump when Pioneer's powerful MOSFET amplifier fills your car with sound, and you can use the 3-band equalizer to tweak the lows, mids, and highs. All your digital music will sound great, too — Pioneer's Advanced Sound Retriever technology reverses the effects of compression to improve the sound of your music files.

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.

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Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with built-in MOSFET amplifier (14 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs, including discs loaded with MP3, and WMA files
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • Advanced Sound Retriever (ASR) for improved sound quality from compressed music files
    • Easy EQ 3-band equalizer with six preset tone settings
    • loudness
    Expandability:
    • built in iPod control — no adapter necessary, but adding Pioneer's optional connecting cable lets you leave your iPod cable at home
    • inputs: front panel auxiliary and USB inputs
    • outputs: 2-channel preamp outputs (rear)
    Other info:

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    Features and Specs
    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant
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    Yes
    RMS Power Output
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    14 watts
    Peak Output
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    50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth
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    20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs
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    2-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs
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    No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs
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    Video Screen
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    No
    Preamp Voltage
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    2 volts
    Display Color
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    White
    Key Button Color
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    Red or Green
    EQ Bands
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    3
    Wireless Remote
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    Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible
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    No
    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
    Bluetooth Compatible
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    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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    Phone/Phone3G/Phone3GS
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity
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    11 dBf
    European Tuning
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    Seek/Scan
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    Seek
    Radio Data System
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    What's in the box?

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    • AM/FM/CD receiver with 10-amp ATM mini fuse inserted into chassis
    • Face (attached)
    • Sleeve (attached)
    • Trim ring (attached)
    • Wiring harness
    • Wireless remote control (CXE2758)
    • CR2025 Lithium battery (installed)
    • 2 Extraction keys
    • 4 Pan head ISO-mount screws (M5 x 8mm)
    • 4 Flat-head ISO-mount screws (M5 x 9mm)
    • Face fixing screw
    • Owner's Manual (Eng/Fre/Spa)
    • Limited Warranty Information (Eng/Fre)

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    At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team — they open the box, verify contents, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.

    Overview: The Pioneer DEH-2200UB is an AM/FM/CD receiver that can play MP3, WMA, and WAV audio files on CD-R and CD-RW discs, as well as from a portable USB device. It has a front-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input for portable devices, as well as a front-panel USB input for your iPod or other USB-based portable audio player or USB memory device. In addition, the DEH-2200UB includes an IR remote control for wireless operation.

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

    Display Features

    Detachable Face Security: This unit features Detachable Face Security. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face non-detachable, if desired.

    Note: No face case is included with this unit. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can be purchased for this unit.

    LCD Display: The DEH-2200UB features a black background with a one-line, 10-character white LCD display.

    Display Illumination/Clock Display: When the Clock Display has been turned on, pressing and holding the Source button turns off audio output, but the clock display remains on. When the Clock Display has been turned off, pressing and holding the source button turns the unit off completely. Even if you have turned the radio completely off you can view the clock display by pressing the clock button. The clock will then remain On until you turn it back Off. When the unit is On you can select between the clock display or the audio track/tuner display.

    Switchable Button Illumination: The unit's button illumination can be set to either Red or Green to better match your vehicle's interior lighting.

    Audio Section

    MOSFET Amplifier: The DEH-2200UB 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 DEH-2200UB 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 DEH-2200UB are as follows:

    • CEA2006 Specs: 14 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Continuous Power Output: 22 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 50Hz-15kHz, 5% THD)
    • Maximum Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels

    EEQ (Easy EQ): The DEH-2200UB is equipped with a 3-band EQ with 6 preset EQ settings: Powerful, Dynamic, Vocal, Natural, Custom, and EQ Flat. The Custom band can be adjusted as follows:

    • Bass: +/- 6dB at 100 Hz
    • Mid: +/- 6dB at 1 kHz
    • Treble: +/- 6dB at 10 kHz

    Loudness: The Loudness feature compensates for deficiencies in the low and high sound ranges at low volume. You can set the Loudness feature to High, Low, or Off.

    Source Level Adjustment (SLA): This function lets you adjust the volume level of each source to prevent radical changes in volume when switching between sources. Settings are based on the volume level of the FM tuner, which remains unchanged. Each source can be independently adjusted from -4dB to +4dB.

    2.0-Volt Preamp Output: The Pioneer DEH-2200UB features one pair of 2.0 volt preamp outputs (left/right) fixed to its rear chassis.

    Radio Functions

    Supertuner IIID AM/FM Tuner: The Supertuner IIID features Feed Forward Control, which avoids multi-path interference. This pre-detection of interference enables quick filter control and results in less distortion. In addition, the Supertuner IIID creates enhanced stereo during multi-path interference, unlike conventional tuners that collapse to mono. Digital processing reduces distortion, and improves Signal-to-Noise Ratio and stereo separation. Advanced analog technology improves signal processing sensitivity.

    BSM (Best Stations Memory): The BSM (Best Stations Memory) function lets you automatically store the six strongest stations under preset buttons 1-6 of the currently tuned band. The tuner has 3 FM banks and 1 AM bank. You can store 6 presets for each bank giving you a total of 18 FM presets and 6 AM presets.

    Local Tuning: Local seek tuning lets you tune in only those radio stations with sufficiently strong signals for good reception. There are 4 level of sensitivity for FM and two levels for AM. The higher settings allow reception of only the strongest stations, while lower settings let you receive progressively weaker stations.

    Disc Playback

    MP3/WMA/WAV Playback: This unit can play MP3, WMA and WAV files recorded on CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW discs in ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, and Romeo formats. MP3 files with a bit rate from 8-320 kbps, WMA files with a constant bit rate from 48-320 kbps, and WMA files with a variable bit rate from 48-384 kbps are supported. The unit is compatible with ID3 Tags and will display artist, folder, file, and album name, plus comments. Up to 8 directories, 99 folders and 999 files per disc are recognized by this unit.

    Note: When playing compressed audio, there is no sound during fast-forward or reverse.

    Name/Track Title List: The Name List feature displays a list of MP3/WMA folders and tracks on a loaded CD or connected USB device, so you can easily access your music. Track Title List will display the list of track titles on a CD Text disc.

    Sound Retriever: The Sound Retriever automatically enhances compressed audio and restores the original richness of the recording. When Sound Retriever is on, the high frequency range is compensated to match the frequency response curve to the original sound. There are two available levels of the Sound Retriever effect.

    Installation Angle: Optimum CD playback performance is obtained when the unit is installed at an angle of less than 60-degrees.

    Aux/USB/iPod Connection

    Auxiliary Input: The DEH-2200UB is equipped with a front panel 3.5mm stereo minijack auxiliary input for connecting external components, such as a portable MP3 player, DVD, or VCR. AUX must be turned on in the setup menu in order to be selected as a source.

    Front-Panel USB Input: The unit's front-panel USB type-A input allows you to connect a USB portable audio player or USB flash memory that is USB Mass Storage Class compliant. This unit can play MP3, WMA, and/or WAV files stored on a USB Mass Storage device in FAT16 or FAT32 file system formats. MP3 files with a bit rate from 8-320 kbps, WMA files with a constant bit rate from 48-320 kbps, and WMA files with a variable bit rate from 48-384 kbps are supported. The unit is compatible with ID3 Tags and will display artist, folder, file, and album name, plus comments. Up to 8 directories, 500 folders and 15,000 files per USB device are recognized by this unit.

    Note: USB portable audio players that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the CD receiver's USB port and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or on.

    iPod Interface: The DEH-2200UB can control and playback songs on an iPod. This unit supports select iPods with a standard Dock Connector. You can connect your iPod using the unit's front-panel USB input (a dock connector-to-USB cable, such as the one supplied with your iPod, or the optional 130CDIU50, is required). When connected via USB, you can choose to control the iPod from the head unit or the iPod itself (you can still change songs from the head unit, even when you are controlling the iPod manually.) You can perform multiple search functions, including playlist, genre, artist, or album searches. You can also select random and repeat functions for a certain song, all songs, or specific folders. The headunit will also display your iPod's music file information, including Play Time, Song Title, Artist Name, and Album Title. While connected and the ignition switch is set to ACC or ON, the USB connection will power and charge your iPod. The Pioneer DEH-2200UB is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of Jan. 2010):

    iPod/iPhone Model Generation Software Version Media Type Control Display Charge
    Audio Video Unit iPod Song/Artist Track
    dock-connector 3rd N/A N N N N N N N
    click-wheel/color-display 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 2.0.1 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 1.0.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    5th 1.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    6th 1.0 PC Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 3.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    2nd 3.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3rd 3.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    4th 4.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    iPhone 2G 3.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3G 3.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3GS 3.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    4 4.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y

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

    Remote Control

    Remote Control: The DEH-2200UB comes with an IR wireless remote control (CXE2758). The remote allows you to control the volume, switch between sources, pause the CD, change the display, and adjust the audio. The mute button allows you to quickly lower the volume by about 90% ( function that cannot be performed from the front panel).

     
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    4 out of 5

    Good, but...

    Written By Jim1501, Port Orange, FL on Friday, February 15, 2013
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    Need a manual in hand to do anything more than play a CD
    Pros:
    Looks good; plenty of power, nice sound quality
    Cons:
    Controls are totally obscure
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    1 out of 5

    I'm Too Old To Like It

    Written By Gregski, Sacramento, CA on Tuesday, February 21, 2012
     
    Coolness Factor - LOL, That just goes along with what I am about to say. Being almost 40 years old I don't care if the display is green or red, or how cool the face looks. I want to be able to set the clock without pulling out the 75 page manual. I can't stand the Multi Control / Function buttons, one button that does 17 different things depending on your mood ring settings, LOL. You have to take your eyes off the road to work this darn thing, and it treats CD music differently than USB music differently than iPod, differently than Blackberry music, so if you only listen to one media you will like it, but if you go between media it will drive you bunkers.
    Pros:
    plays CDs, MP3s, USB, iPod, iPhone, and Blackberry
    Cons:
    not user friendly, no idea what the buttons do, and I can't remember the 75 page manual
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    4 out of 5

    So easy to install

    Written By Don S., La Vergne, TN on Tuesday, June 21, 2011
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    Crutchfield makes the installation process relatively painless. It's probably the closest thing to 'plug and play' that you'll find anywhere. As far as quality of the receiver is concerned...you can't beat the price for the features it has. Besides the fact that it plays MP3s (that allows me to have roughly four hours of music on a single disc), it also gives me the opportunity to use a jump drive (USB drive) to record even more!!! The sound quality isn't the greatest but it sure as heck beats the old factory installed, hands down. Overall, I am satisfied with my purchase and all of the extras I received. I compared prices with that big named store, and even with my 10% discount, Crutchfield still had them beat. I wouldn't hesitate to order from them (Crutchfield) again.
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    4 out of 5

    it does the job

    Written By lsh4b, fairfax, va on Thursday, May 12, 2011
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    i bought this as a gift for my mom because she wanted a cd player to replace
    the old tape players. it does the job. it's not super fancy, but it is of good
    quality. the buttons are a little hard to push though, so i kept it to 4 stars.
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    3 out of 5

    Nice Radio for the price

    Written By CJS, Colorado SPrings, co on Saturday, May 07, 2011
     
    The radio was a great product for the price and Crutchfield's instructions made it super simple to instal. The only thing is the settings on the radio for bass, set time is confusing and takes a lil getting use too. Overall for price great radio. Have I seen better yes.
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    2 out of 5

    Not user friendly

    Written By John, Missoula Montana on Tuesday, May 03, 2011
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    The stereo is not at all user friendly. It has multi-function pushbuttons that require memorizing several procedures. The instruction manual is confusing and uses too many abreviations. I still haven't figured out how to adjust bass and treble, I can't find those words in the instructions or anywhere else.

    The installation kit is very flimsy. When I push the buttons the entire unit deflects. I can see the unit move whenever I go over a bump.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-2200UB

    Written By BruceJ, Kansas City, Mo. on Friday, April 29, 2011
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    Sound quality is very good. Two things, however: Set aside some time for
    programming. The instructions are not very clear but with a little patience are
    decipherable. And most importantly, determine whether the blue and white wire in
    the radio plug (the only wire marked with a tag) is used in your application. In our
    Subaru, this wire went to the antenna amplifier. I got to do the installation twice
    because I didn't hook that up the first time.
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    5 out of 5

    love it

    Written By kevinA, altavista,va on Wednesday, April 27, 2011
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    for the price this is an awsome radio, I love it
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    5 out of 5

    DEH-2200UB

    Written By JDG, Southwest Missouri on Sunday, April 24, 2011
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    Works well and looks good. I especially like being able to use a flash drive in
    addition to using an iPod to play my music . Having a remote to shuffle through
    the music is easier than reaching for the dash unit to change songs or switch
    between tuner, CD or the auxiliary inputs.
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    5 out of 5

    versa 2011

    Written By hh, Chattanooga, TN on Sunday, April 24, 2011
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    Great product. I am totally satisfied.
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    5 out of 5

    Solid brand, solid product

    Written By kek, oklahoma on Wednesday, April 20, 2011
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    i chose this stereo because my Jensen stereo went out and needed a new one
    ASAP. I wasn't really concerned with features so much, as I just needed a solid
    product that wouldn't disappoint. As always, Pioneer delivers. There are no fancy
    bells or whistles on this model, but you get what you pay for, or more! I really like
    the fact that there is an iPod control built in with a USB port right on the front.
    I would certainly recommend this product.
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-2200UB

    Written By Tim K, NJ on Tuesday, April 19, 2011
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    Great product for the price. USB feature is very cool for MP3 playback using a
    flash stick. Plenty of power. Settings are a bit tricky to get used to at first.
    Would definitely recommend it!
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    4 out of 5

    Not bad for the price

    Written By Dalton, Georgia on Sunday, April 17, 2011
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    This is the first time I ever installed a car stereo and the kit and harness
    given by Crutchfield made it very easy to install. I bought this stereo mainly
    due to the front USB and was highly disappointed that it will only function
    randomly after the song or file is over. Besides that, this stereo is well
    worth the price.
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    2 out of 5

    Returned

    Written By Matt, Lafayette, CA on Friday, April 15, 2011
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    I ended up returing in exchange for a JVC unit because:
    - poor radio reception in my particular car (a Volvo Wagon which has two antennas (called diversity) and only one can be attached to an aftermarket receiver). Hoping that the JVC will have better reception.
    - not happy with the user interface - akward to use and not straight forward
    - small tiny buttons.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-2200UB

    Written By Anonymous, Charlotte, NC on Friday, April 15, 2011
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    Excellent price for an excellent product. It took me about an hour to install and
    it sounds great, even with 15 year old factory speakers. I am very pleased with
    this product.
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    4 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-2200UB

    Written By Stingray, Raleigh, NC on Friday, April 15, 2011
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    Easy to install, works great for the price. As others had indicated, the buttons
    are small so if you have bigger than average fingers you might not want this
    unit. Use is not intuitive out of the box. I had to go thru the instructions a couple
    times to figure out how to work certain functions. I wanted the green lighting to
    match my existing dash lights, be aware that the green is a little more neon
    than your dash is, so not a great match, but better than the red; plus, the main
    display is white so this takes away from the "it's a stock radio look" that I was
    after, but not a real biggie...
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    4 out of 5

    Great stereo period!!

    Written By Amilia17, Atlanta, Ga on Wednesday, April 13, 2011
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    This stereo is really attractive, has every feature imaginable, and sounds great
    even with just factory installed speakers! It was easy to install and works like a
    charm! The only issue I have with it is, it is a little hard to figure out where all the
    buttons are because they are difficult to read in the daylight. At night it's much
    easier since they are backlit but I don't drive my car at night as often so it's been a
    bit of a learning curve. Otherwise, it's a great piece! I changed my backlight from
    red to green and I LOVE it! Thanks!
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    4 out of 5

    Works great

    Written By CRW, Hilo, HI on Monday, April 11, 2011
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    The DEH-2200UB works great and sounds good. Installation was a snap, thanks
    to Crutchfield instructions and kit. My only minor criticism is that the buttons are
    tiny, making the icons illegible, but I will have them memorized by feel before too
    long, based on previous experience. All in all, a great value.

    This was my first Crutchfield purchase, and they are top-notch for customer
    service, efficiency, courtesy, and value. In the words of The Governator, "I'll be
    back."
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    3 out of 5

    If you have a fifth generation you are out of luck for iPod control!

    Written By Mainer, Maine on Monday, April 11, 2011
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    This is a cool unit and I do not want to sour grape it and give it a 1 star but I was really bummed to go through all the ordering, installation, and that first excitement of firing it up and then have that smashed when I realized I cannot control the iPod (5th generation - 30gb) with the iPod itself. I have a DEH2100IB in another car and that one will let me press the 'IPod' button and control the iPod directly from the iPod.

    This might not be an important feature for you but it is huge for me. Controlling it through the unit is like looking at a flat screen tv through a soda straw. A big pain. It is just too clunky, slow, not enough info on the little unit screen, etc. It especially matters for passengers that know how to control the iPod but have no idea about the counter intuitive interface on the Pioneer unit.

    I have searched for a firmware update or something and written Pioneer but am out of luck and have to return the unit and get another model. :( There goes an installation afternoon wasted.

    I would also say that the fm station buttons and other control buttons are too dang small. I also wish the MC (large volume) knob stuck out further and had a more rubberized feel.

    The important iPod fact is NOT included in the description. I did not even know what 'generation' my iPod was so check! And if you have a fifth gen or Nano DO NOT BUY this unit!!!
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    4 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-2200UB

    Written By Stroud, Tx on Sunday, April 10, 2011
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    Great deal for the price with all the sound I needed for my truck.
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-2200UB

    Written By Peter D, Atlanta, GA on Sunday, April 10, 2011
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    I am very satisfied with my receiver. I should have replaced my factory receiver
    2 years ago. I will only buy from Cruthfield in the future. I called about 4 times to
    make sure that I was installing it right. They were helpful, friendly and very
    quick.Thanks for a good receiver, great prices and great customer service.
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    4 out of 5

    Excellent Entry Level USB Head Unit

    Written By Mike D., North Canton, OH on Friday, April 08, 2011
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    I've put a Pioneer deck in every car I've owned and have never been
    disappointed. No exception here. The 2200UB is a basic head unit plus a USB
    port and an AUX in. With no bells or whistles, it is very easy to operate. If
    searching through USB audio files by name is important to you, you'll be better
    off getting something with a bigger display as the 10 character LCD makes info
    display cumbersome. The button and knob placement is excellent, so the
    likelihood of errant presses is low (even with big fingers like mine). The only
    thing keeping me issuing a 5-star rating is the face release mechanism. It
    takes a little wiggling to get the face in and out, and I don't recall the mechanism
    being this sloppy on my previous Pioneer equipment.
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    5 out of 5

    easy squeezy

    Written By tigger, Grand Rapids Mi on Friday, April 08, 2011
     
    This was as easy as it gets. I have installed a few stereos over the years and this whole kit was breeze. Everything is included in the box ( except solder and shrink wrap) Instructions are easy to read and follow. It took longer to solder the wires together than it did to install the unit. In less than an hour it was up and playing. The Pioneer receiver works and sounds great. All for a great price. I give Crutchfield 2 thumbs up.
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    5 out of 5

    AWESOME

    Written By Vikingg97, Iliinois on Thursday, April 07, 2011
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    This radio is great! Sounds awesome in the car and you can use the headphone
    plug to stream Pandora or Slacker radio. Also has ipod and usb hookup for music.
    Truly versatile. I love it.
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    4 out of 5

    Good Value

    Written By Tom T, Spokane, WA on Monday, April 04, 2011
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    The sound quality is much better the OEM unit. The difference is phenomenal.
    I will now listen to music a lot more in my truck. The user interface took some
    getting used to, but after a few days I have it figured out. A while ago, I
    replaced the speakers as well. I don't remember the brand and model; I did buy
    them from Crutchfield. The overall package is a vast improvement, making driving
    a lot more pleasant. Also, it plays MP3's and WMA's, features missing in the
    OEM unit. Installation came off without a hitch.
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-2200UB

    Written By DeDe, American Fork, UT on Saturday, April 02, 2011
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    I went from a 2009 Chevy Traverse with everything, to a 1999 Oldsmobile
    Silhouette with everything you could get in 1999, including cassette and VCR. We
    listen to my iPod all the time, so I thought this would work for me. And, it did! I was
    able to follow the instructions and put the radio in by myself since my husband
    was working out of town and I didn't want to wait. The biggest trick is to remember
    to not make things harder than they are. I thought it should be harder than it was
    so it took me longer. I LOVE IT!!! The kids love the remote!
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    4 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-2200UB

    Written By Abel, Apple Valley, ca on Saturday, April 02, 2011
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    Really great sound, easy fit. I haven't had much time to check out all of its features, I'll sit with it today and play with it. Seems to be a promising stereo... But if you have the money i'd go up to the next model, seems to have more features.
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    4 out of 5

    definitely your best choice

    Written By bozzmp3, Chesterfield, NJ on Friday, April 01, 2011
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    Pros:

    - Best deal by far. Even compared to cheaper stereo models, current deal
    includes all the parts you need to install (usually costs an extra $15 here for
    parts, and $100 to install if you have best buy or something do it). So,
    technically it's the cheapest. Also I found I use the USB more than anything.

    - Very pleased with sound quality. I'm a bit of an audiophile, and this is above
    par.

    Cons:

    - Somewhat difficult to operate. I wouldn't suggest trying to pick a new artist on
    your ipod while driving on the highway. Can't really navigate by feel. Less
    intuitive, but that's about it.

    All in all, I would still definitely recommend this.
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    5 out of 5

    New radio

    Written By Anthony, Taunton, MA on Saturday, March 26, 2011
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    Fantastic. I love being able to use my iPod without one of those crazy FM
    transmitter things. The remote is neat too.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-2200UB

    Written By Anonymous, Kentucky on Friday, March 25, 2011
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    Great sound and easy to install
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    5 out of 5

    Great buy

    Written By John F, NH on Wednesday, March 23, 2011
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    Install was flawless on a 2009 Corolla, sounds great with the stock speakers. I
    can't imagine not using the Crutchfield install kit, (wire connection kit) the whole
    process took around 1 hour to complete. No regrets.


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    5 out of 5

    Replacement Radio

    Written By Andy, Fredericksburg, Va on Wednesday, March 23, 2011
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    Terrific upgrade. Perfect fit. Great instructions. IPod connection is
    wonderful. No complaints. Exactly what I wanted for my 2005 commuter car......
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    1 out of 5

    radio

    Written By reiver, missouri on Wednesday, March 23, 2011
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    good except radio reception is very poor, factory radio was much better at pulling in stations
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    1 out of 5

    not so good

    Written By Rich, Marseilles,IL on Wednesday, March 23, 2011
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    I would definitely not recommend this radio.

    Cons
    1.Has bad reception compared to the factory and other radios that I have had.
    2. Every time I unplug my Iphone it goes into demo mode.
    3. There is no off button I have to mute it If i don't want the radio on.
    4. It will not charge my Iphone while I listen to music.
    5. Menu has a very big learning curve.
    6. Some options like setting the clock are only available in demo mode.
    7. Display is not legible if the sun is shining on it. (I had to install a small clock)
    8.The display is not dimmable nor can you adjust the contrast.

    Pros
    1. Inexpensive
    2. Has an aux and USB port for MP3 player.(My MP3 player did not work connected to the USB port I had to use the aux input)
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-2200UB

    Written By Cliff Mac, Buckingham, VA on Tuesday, March 22, 2011
     
    Great Deal. Very pleased with purchase of this receiver. Highly recommend to
    anyone looking for a nice deck.
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-2200UB

    Written By Anonymous, Akron, OH on Tuesday, March 15, 2011
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    Radio works great.
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-2200UB

    Written By House, South Carolina on Sunday, March 13, 2011
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    I love this system. Fits perfectly in my VUE. The sound is great for the value.
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    5 out of 5

    Exceeded my expectations....

    Written By Snowman, Va on Saturday, March 12, 2011
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    Got this cd player from Crutchfield not too long ago. I bought (2) 5 1/4 inch
    Pioneer Speakers to go with it, for my truck. The Pioneer DEH 2200UB was
    fairly easy to use after I fiddled around with the controls for a little while. It was
    easier to access the features than most Pioneer Cd players that I have seen in
    department stores. Has nice features to enhance sound to make it louder and
    clear for you to hear, like SLA, bass, treble, mids, loudness. The cd player
    worked great, as well as the USB drive! I can't comment on the AUX feature,
    since I don't have a ipod or anything like that. For a truck , this and a set of (2)
    speakers is all you need, no additional amps needed. Overall, I am very
    pleased with this cd player! It can play very loud, and puts out good bass too!
    Crutchfield was very helpful with tech support also, thanks Crutchfield....
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    5 out of 5

    Very satisfied

    Written By MikeW, Lansing, MI on Saturday, March 12, 2011
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    This was a nice replacement for my older Pioneer in my 1998 Chevy Silverado
    extended cab. An upgrade to new speakers (6 1/2" in the front and 6 x 9 in the
    back) was a major improvement! Nice, clean sound with very little distortion.
    Controls take a little getting used to, but the remote control is very user
    friendly. Very satisfied with the receiver, and especially satisfied with the
    great customer service of Crutchfield. Would definitely buy from again!
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    4 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-2200UB

    Written By Doitall, Duluth, GA on Wednesday, March 09, 2011
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    For the price, cant beat it. great functionality and decent looks. More colors
    for the face wouldnt hurt.
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    4 out of 5

    Nice

    Written By Bill, Phoenix, AZ on Tuesday, February 22, 2011
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    Nice Radio, has good features. Controls are a little small for 70 year old eyes, works better at night when it is illuminated. Included installation instructions were a big help. Manual is a little skimpy on how to set things.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Great Receiver

    Written By mtengaio, Idaho Falls, ID on Friday, February 11, 2011
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    Very easy installation thanks to detailed instructions from Crutchfield. New
    Deck is HUGE improvement in sound over the stock stereo. Very happy with purchase.
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    4 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-2200UB

    Written By ChrisS, Sanford, MI on Tuesday, February 08, 2011
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    Bought this unit for my father's truck. He seems to be very satisfied with it.
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    5 out of 5

    newby loves this stereo

    Written By Denny, Georgia on Sunday, February 06, 2011
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    I've never invested in a stereo upgrade before, so maybe I'm not qualified to write a
    review, but I love this stereo. Can't wait to upgrade other components, speaker,
    booster, the works.
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    4 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-2200UB

    Written By Anonymous, Burleson, TX. on Saturday, February 05, 2011
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    great after market stereo but, not impressed with the way it stores brodcast stations.
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    4 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-2200UB

    Written By Crash Dave, Central Florida on Wednesday, February 02, 2011
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    This unit provides great value for the dollar. I was impressed by the features
    available in such a compact unit. In fact, I purchased a second unit for my
    wife's minivan.
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    4 out of 5

    Great, only one complaint.

    Written By amurph, Northern NY on Wednesday, February 02, 2011
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    I am thoroughly satisfied. My only complaint, and it has been said before, is
    the buttons. I am not actually complaining of the size of them, although they
    are small. I am complaining of the lack of a clearly readable label or symbol
    accompanying them. When it is dark outside, you can clearly see the lit up
    buttons and understand them. But come sunshine, and the lights for them
    disappear, and your stuck with your memory, or the remote. It is not always
    smart to be reading a remote while watching the road. I wish there were clear
    symbols depicting the function of the buttons next to them. Other than that, I
    love it.
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    4 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-2200UB

    Written By John R, Bloomington, TX on Wednesday, February 02, 2011
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    Bought receiver as a Christmas gift for my daughter, because she wanted I-Pod
    connectivity. Rx took about an hour to install. Sound and functionally are very good. Works
    very well with her I-pod.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    OK for the price

    Written By Charles, Lansing, NC on Tuesday, February 01, 2011
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    The unit is a replacement for the stock Ford system. Easy install, good FM, borderline
    AM. We live in the mountains, fairly isolated, with only distant FM and local AM The radio
    picks up the same stations as the stock FM, which was good. The distance for the AM
    doubled over the stock, but still much less than any other car radio I have. The CD and
    mp3 work well. For the price I would recommend it.
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    3 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-2200UB

    Written By Dale, Chesterland, OH on Tuesday, February 01, 2011
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    The USB connection and CD plyer work fine but the radio antenna is weak. Needed to
    add an antenna booster to get the same stations as was getting with the stock Ford
    radio.
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    4 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-2200UB

    Written By Bill C, VT on Monday, January 31, 2011
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    Nice sound and nice features.
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-2200UB

    Written By PaulD, Annapolis, MD on Monday, January 31, 2011
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    Good sound, even through the crappy stock speakers that came with the car. My only
    complaint is that the buttons are small compared to my fat fingers.

    The radio is easy to install, as long as you are vaguely aware as to what needs to be done.
    The car-specific adapter kit is a must for a clean install. I used 3M Scotchlok UY2
    connectors for splicing the wires together, which made the connections a easy, quick, and
    corrosion-proof. You can get them at Lowes or the Depot in the electronics dept.

    All in all, a good buy for $100.00.
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    5 out of 5

    Excellent Sterio

    Written By Sasibhushan, Norristown, PA on Monday, January 31, 2011
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    This is just amazing sterio. I can charge my iphone/ Ipod and play songs at the same time.

    Infact i can make use of my iphone as GPS since it can charged all the time.
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    5 out of 5

    My son loved it.

    Written By (Mother of teen), Greenwood, MS on Sunday, January 30, 2011
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    We bought this as a Christmas gift for our 17 year old. We ordered this a few days
    before xmas and it was delivered in time (just like the website stated).

    It was very easy to install. All the needed equipment was in the package. He and his
    friend installed it themselves.

    We are now customers for life....
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    4 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-2200UB

    Written By mai, NYC on Sunday, January 30, 2011
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    works good and price is right
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    4 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-2200UB

    Written By Richard M., Phoenix, Az. on Sunday, January 30, 2011
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    The unit was just what I expected: Great sound and basic functionality in a unit that
    accomodates I-pod, cd, and MP3 use. The stereo and all necessary accessories to
    install were shipped in a very timely fashion. Although I had someone else install it
    (I'm just not handy), they had no problems and I still saved over $40.00 buying
    through this company. Crutchfield made me feel like I had a trusted friend in the
    business.
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    5 out of 5

    Daughter love it

    Written By ramrust, Charlotte, NC on Sunday, January 30, 2011
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    Bought it for my daughter for Christmas, and installed it for her on Christmas
    day. Instructions were complete, left nothing to chance, and now installed she
    loves the stereo, especially the aux input jack and the usb jack.
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    4 out of 5

    New tunes

    Written By ArtM, Flagstaff,Az on Friday, January 28, 2011
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    We've really enjoyed our new Pioneer radio, the front panel is very easy to learn to use
    and the controls are very sharp in function. We can operate the unit almost by touch,
    without having to stare at the knobs to see what they do. The installation was a snap,
    with the mounting kit and wiring harness provided. The only snag I had when installing it
    was promptly remedied with a call to the help desk, thanks you so much for your help. I
    have been dealing with Crutchfield for years and I will continue to do so!
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-2200UB

    Written By Dennis, Central Iowa on Thursday, January 27, 2011
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    Great product and very easy to install.
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-2200UB

    Written By Mike C., Houston on Thursday, January 27, 2011
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    This receiver was a perfect way to add iPod functionality to our truck. It is very user
    friendly and provides great sound!
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    5 out of 5

    USB IS GREAT

    Written By SATISFIED, MO. on Wednesday, January 26, 2011
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    This is the best stereo i have ever owned, the USB makes listening to all my
    favorite tunes simple, just load your music onto a flash drive and plug it in to
    the stereo,no more fumbling with CD's. Easy to use and program the stereo and
    installation was very easy especially with the excellent tech support.
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-2200UB

    Written By Tom, Kalamazoo, MI on Wednesday, January 26, 2011
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    I purchased and installed this unit for my daughter. She is thrilled with the sound quality,
    features, ability to play her MP3 files, and even the remote control. Excellent value for the
    price.
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    5 out of 5

    great a-1 first class radio

    Written By civicsiwingswest, texas on Tuesday, January 25, 2011
     
    great radio only use usb / aux great sound hooked up with pioneer speakers crisp sound for
    the money only issue menus are bit counterintuitive but i guess you get used to them
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    4 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-2200UB

    Written By faguado, Gurabo, PR on Tuesday, January 25, 2011
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    Looks good, sounds great. USB connection was the main reason for purchase. Got it on sale during Christmas. Can't beat that price.
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    4 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-2200UB

    Written By Tbirdvet, Michigan on Tuesday, January 18, 2011
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    This radio has great sound and features. The issue is the size of the control buttons (very
    small) so they are hard to read. I guess once you have used it a while you get to know what
    button does what. The other issue (which is probably common to most) are the many hidden
    menus to access to set certain functions.
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    5 out of 5

    Great value, great sound

    Written By frankiehdzv, Corona, ca on Friday, December 31, 2010
     
    I had the monsoon head unit on my vw new beetle and vw considers that premium sound,
    once I installed this deck the sound is amazing. I didn't know those speakers had so much
    potential with a good head unit. Installation was really quick, I looked around for good cheap
    head units and this was the best value with everything for installation included.
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Everything the reviews said!

    Written By RyanV, Kansas on Saturday, December 25, 2010
     
    I actually asked for this as a Christmas present (one of the only things I asked
    for because my stock player in my car was dead).. I read a lot of reviews here,
    as well as other places...and I have to say - When people say it makes their
    stock speakers sound amazing - they aren't exaggerating. The audio can be
    completely fine tuned and shaped to sound crisp and clear and full just like it
    should.

    The menu is a LITTLE hard to get through but with the help of the book it's not
    too bad.

    I loaded up my 4gb thumb drive with 1.3 gigs worth of mp3s and plugged it in,
    and sure enough it worked perfect. Just couldn't be happier with it so far.
    Highly recommend!

    I only gave it a four star review because I'm sure there's a lot better out
    there...but for the money this thing is awesome.
    3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    3 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-2200UB

    Written By Joe B, Boca Raton Fl on Saturday, December 18, 2010
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    A good overall unit but not for me. The FM reception is poor as compared to the
    04 Pioneer DEH-1600 that this unit was to replace. The lighting of the buttons
    at night is so small that you cant see what the button is for unless you have
    committed them to memory. The owners manual doesn't show how to exit out of
    setting up the unit, just leaves you hanging after you make the adjustments.
    Returning this unit. Thanks to Crutchfield taking this unit for a test drive
    didn't cost anything but a little time.
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    4 out of 5

    Ipod bug

    Written By Mike, Newcastle, OK on Monday, December 06, 2010
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    About 1/4 of the time when you turn on the ignition, with the ipod plugged into the stereo, it
    causes the ipod to lock up. Other than that, I like the unit. It sounds good and is fairly easy to
    control.
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-2200UB

    Written By Jules, Manassas, VA on Monday, November 29, 2010
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    With the help of the free dash plastic trim, the wiring harness and the instructions, I had
    this installed in my 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS within 45 minutes from start to finish,
    including removing the old unit. It was easy, easy, easy!! Once I got the stereo up and
    running, it took me a few days to navigate usage as I am not a manual reader. I should
    do that since I have yet to set the clock. The sound of the stereo surpasses the stock
    stereo by leaps and bounds and I've decided NOT to replace the stock speakers
    because the sound is awesome!! In addition, it works terrifically with the iPod portion
    my iPhone 4. I get to navigate my playlists from the head unit as opposed to thumbing
    through my phone. Easy! Couldn't love it more!
    3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Great stereo

    Written By Brice, Phoenix on Monday, November 29, 2010
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    Excellent stereo. If you are looking for a display that will show you everything about the
    MP3 title, without cutting off, get a more expensive unit. Even though you can only display
    the first 10 characters of your File/track name, it is enough to let me know what track is
    playing if I even care about it. It suits my needs perfectly for the price I wanted to pay.
    Obviously everyone wants the best, but it is not always in reach. This stereo also made
    my stock speakers sound really good. Im in love with this thing allready. I have about
    45G worth of music at my finger tips, just on a few 16G SD cards via USB port.
    Awesome response time between USB drive and processor (click on song, plays it
    almost instantly).
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Awesome price, awesome stereo.

    Written By RyneF, Toledo, OH on Friday, November 26, 2010
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    After researching car stereos for weeks, I decided this was the best fit for me, and what a great decision that was! A local retailer said that they could sell me the stereo and all the installation materials for $50 more than crutchfield's price! With crutchfield, you get installation guides and all the materials needed for installation all for one base price!
    Easy installation (even for a novice like myself), and works great with the iPod too.
    Overall probably the best stereo for its value out there...it sounds great!
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    4 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-2200UB

    Written By James, Lynchburg Va on Friday, November 26, 2010
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    I got this stero and four pioneer speakers for my sons car .the stero plays very well with
    the speakers.the guys at crutchfield were awsome and helping pick out the stero and
    speakers. everything came on time
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-2200UB

    Written By GlennS, Milford, DE on Saturday, November 20, 2010
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    Great sound, easy install, Master sheet 100% correct, installation kit great.
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    5 out of 5

    Good value and fulfills my expectations

    Written By DougW, Syracuse, NY on Wednesday, November 17, 2010
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    I researched head units with a list of desired features and this one stood out. I soldered
    my Crutchfield Subaru harness to the Pioneer wiring harness and sealed the joints with
    shrink wrap tubing. For my Impreza, all the wire insulation colors of both harnesses were
    a perfect match. I did not need the blue/white wire (for power antennae) and screwed the
    Pioneer ground to the car's DIN mounting plate, instead of the black ground wire from the
    supplied Subaru harness, and it works great. The sound improvement over the stock HU
    is incredible, even with stock speakers and OEM subwoofer. The unit's loudness and EQ
    settings are great.
    I use the USB connection all the time with a flash drive, that was a major selling point for
    me. The random play feature works absolutely fine. I don't mind the small operating
    buttons because I have slim fingers! All in all, I'm very happy with this unit for the price and
    it does what I want it to do.
    4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Outstanding product and ALWAYS! A low Crutchfield $$

    Written By Dr. Sound, frozen Tundra,Minnesota on Monday, November 15, 2010
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    It's IMPOSSIBLE to beat Crutchfield on price, service after the sale, and overall value.
    This Pioneer unit ROCKS!!! five stars
    3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Radio Replacement

    Written By SC_Sammy, Rock Hill, SC on Tuesday, October 26, 2010
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    I bought this radio because I felt like the Factory Installed radio from 1999
    Ford had a short that was draining by Truck batteries. Luckily I was correct,
    but as an added benefit the sound from this radio is so much better than the
    stock radio that came with the truck. I had experience with Crutchfield years
    ago and had been pleased with their pricing and support then and was again
    pleased. Everything you need (except basic wire splicers), is included, plus,
    you have phone Tech. support, if needed. I had this radio installed in 45 mins.
    I could have bought this radio at local retailers for about the same price, but
    Crutchfield, included the mounting kit, wiring guides etc. to make this easy.
    Thanks again,
    Crutchfield
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    5 out of 5

    Quit looking...

    Written By DavidH, Knoxville, TN on Friday, October 15, 2010
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    Since money is tight everywhere, I wasn't about to waste money on a stereo. If I'm going to spend some cash, it had better be a good, solid stereo with plenty of "extras". I looked for about 2 weeks for an affordable stereo to replace my factory one, and decided on this Pioneer. Great decision! The sound from my factory speakers is awesome! I just wonder how great it will sound once I replace the factory speakers...

    The USB port is really handy. Just throw some songs on a jump drive, plug it in, and go! Plus, when you take the jump drive out and plug it back in later, it goes directly to where you left off! Oh yeah, and you can plug in your iPod using the aux port. What's not to love?

    I'd never installed a car stereo before, and installation was easy. I had to call tech support simply for some guidance, but it was a snap!

    As always, delivery and support are great.

    If you are looking for a unit that works great, has plenty of extras and doesn't cost a lot of dough, this is it. You won't regret this one. Go ahead and put it in your cart and go!
    3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    nice sound nice look

    Written By Anonymous, Vermilion, Ohio on Tuesday, October 12, 2010
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    nice sound nice look
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    3 out of 5

    AM/FM reception

    Written By Jim B, Basin,Wy on Monday, October 11, 2010
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    The unit was reasonably priced,easy to install,and fairly easy to use if you are electronically literate. The ad claims to be an improvement over OEM units. My 2007 Silverado only had AM/FM radio and I wanted a unit with CD capability. The OEM unit was far superior to this one in reception of both AM and FM stations.
    3 out of 6 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Heck Yeah I'd do it again!

    Written By Glenn, Simpsonville, SC on Friday, October 08, 2010
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    Oh, I loved the 6 changer that came with my 2003 Honda CRV EX; but it went the way of all mechanicals, seeing it was beyond economic repair, the victim of one ham-handed CD load too many, I said my solemn goodbyes to the old technology I had become so comfortable with and decided it was time to upgrade and get with the times. I kept hearing and seeing good things about the Pioneer DEH 2200UB. The last time I installed car audio was with a AM/FM Cassette player and CB on my brand new '77 Chevy Nova, but Crutchfield really made the difference in making it easy. The 2200 UB has great sound selections - there's a number of pre-set voicings, plus a "custom" setting you can set to your own preferences. My CDs sound much better than they did on the Honda unit. It also forces me to update to USB or Ipod, but who am I kidding? It was past time.

    Pioneer could improve this by
    1) making their making their product manual more straight forward and in a larger print
    2) Let the clock display WITHOUT having to hit a button
    3) making the buttons larger for my fat fingers and so I can find them without reading glasses when I drive.
    But the looks, sound and predicted reliability of this unit was easily worth it, even more so because I was able to save at least $100 by installing if myself - and , I love the remote!
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Great unit that isn't too FLASHY

    Written By The_Tech_Son, Texas on Wednesday, October 06, 2010
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    This unit is GREAT 9 (sound, quality, function), and the operation of the buttons are easy to learn. There aren't all kinds of flashy "eye candy" features.

    I chose this unit to install in my 70 year old mother's car when her factory unit stopped working - Normally overwhelmed and confused with new technology, she didn't have a problem learning the basic functions on this unit after I set it up. BONUS feature, in this instance - the radio preset buttons are laid out so that they are the six round buttons to the right of the volume knob. . . . No confusing menu interface to go through.

    I typically buy MUCH more expensive head units, but was VERY impressed with every aspect of this
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    5 out of 5

    Absolutely Amazing for the Price

    Written By The Happy Customer, Minnesota on Sunday, October 03, 2010
     
    Let me just begin by saying I ordered this product along with 2 sets of Kicker 07DS600 door speakers. Crutchfield's predicted arrival date was spot on. I Installed the speakers that night but simply did not have the time to put in the dash unit. I was pretty happy with the sound of the speakers alone. Two days later I went ahead with the installation of the head unit (made very simple following the instructions from Crutchfield - I was surprised these directions were correct to my car). I really appreciated that Crutchfield also sent the Wiring Harness adapter for my car (Saturn SL1 - 2002) making crimping of wires the only time consuming part of this installation. Any troubles that showed up during this process was only due to the make and model of my car.. not the unit or Crutchfield. But anyways this head unit amplified the sound of those speakers by tenfold and made the music in my car more crisp and clear than I could have ever dreamed. I notice there are some complaints about the randomize feature(basically what happens is when you click "next song button" while in random mode, the device plays the next song on the playlist... not a random one) but I can deal with it for the price. Menus are easy to navigate, great sound output, sleek and stylish look, you can't go wrong for the price.
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-2200UB

    Written By David, Auburndale, FL on Friday, October 01, 2010
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    This Pioneer radio is pretty good overall. I got it to replace my factory 2003 Civic radio so I could play my new iPod on it. The sound and settings are much better than the factory radio. There are only a few things that I don't care for: the small buttons are not reasonable for anyone over the age of 3, the backlighting is not visible when it's daylight (which makes some of the buttons unreadable), and the iPod controls take some getting used to. I highly recommend it if those things don't bother you at all.
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    5 out of 5

    Unbelieveable sound

    Written By Dave K, Chicago, IL on Sunday, September 26, 2010
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    I've put probably 15 aftermarket stereos in different cars (not all mine), and this is hands
    down the best one I've ever installed (I just put it in my 2001 Focus). I'm a musician and
    music afficionado, and I am hearing things I never heard before in songs I've been
    listening to for years. I almost can't wait to get into my car and drive so I can turn the
    stereo on. Plus I put it in at work during lunch and the guys in the warehouse were
    shocked that it only toook 40 minutes (I did the speakers a few days later, that took
    about an hour).

    The features are for the most part intuitive. The instruction manual is well-enough
    written to get you through stuff like setting the clock, tweaking the EQ, and turning the
    unit on and off. The rest is plug and play... literally. Plug in a flash drive or ipod? It
    automatically reads it and starts at the first song. Unplug your flash drive and take it with
    you, come back, listen to five CDs, and plug it back in? It automatically goes right back to
    where you left off.

    If you're looking for a great sounding (and looking!) stereo at a great price, stop looking
    and buy this one. You will NOT be sorry. And don't forget to buy new speakers with all the
    money you just saved.
    3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    3 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-2200UB

    Written By Jmpaten, Rockland, Me on Saturday, September 25, 2010
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    The operating instructions are minimal at best, non-intuitive (I'm a Mac guy).
    The harness and installation was a breeze, typical Crutchfield ease.
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    5 out of 5

    Great

    Written By Ian, SLC, UT on Monday, September 20, 2010
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    I recently got a new car ,used, and still had the stock radio in. I have owned Pioneer head units before and I have been very pleased so i wasnt worried about this purchase. Crutchfield, A+ as always, and this CD is player is fantastic. Very clean, simple to use, makes the stock speakers in the car sound much better, though my aftermarkets are in the mail now. Settings are simple and able to tweak things for your kind of music. One thing I would change is the sound settings are only changeable through the remote, so if you lose it, you better find a new one. The IPOD and AUX port on the front are a big plus also. I can plug in my