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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.

Pioneer's DEH-6300UB CD receiver offers great sound quality, a sharp-looking display with customizable color options, and the ability to enjoy all your digital music. The receiver's simple, intuitive controls let you spend less time looking for music, and more time enjoying it. You'll take in text information with a quick glance at the 2-line LCD display, while the Pioneer's Rotary Commander control knob makes it easy to scroll through your menus, files, and system settings.

Optimized for your digital music library
You'll be in command of your iPod® when you plug into the high-speed front USB input. Once connected, the receiver bypasses your iPod's digital-to-analog converter, using its high-quality DAC to deliver your music files with improved fidelity. You can also listen to your MP3, WMA, and AAC files burned to disc, so put together some party mixes for those epic road trips. Got a portable satellite radio or gaming device? You can connect almost any audio source to the front auxiliary input.

You'll tweak the sound to your taste with the Easy EQ 5-band graphic equalizer and 6-level bass boost. Pioneer's Advanced Sound Retriever expands high-frequency data lost when you created your digital files, so all your stored music files will sparkle.

Enjoy streaming music?
This receiver can play songs from the Pandora music service through your iPhone®. Whenever you have Internet access, just plug your iPhone into the USB input, and you'll enjoy total control over Pandora, including displays of artist, album, and song information on the receiver's screen.

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?
In most vehicles, you can use an adapter to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this Pioneer stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and the Pioneer, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. Check the "Accessories" tab for compatible adapters.

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

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Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (14 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs, including discs loaded with MP3, WMA, and AAC files (except rights-protected files)
    • detachable face with 2-line multiple color display — 30 preset colors and custom color setting
    • wireless remote control
    Audio features:
    • Advanced Sound Retriever (ASR) for improved sound quality from compressed music files
    • Easy EQ 5-band graphic equalizer with six preset tone settings
    • 3-level loudness
    • high-pass filter for front and rear speaker/preamp outputs, low-pass filter on subwoofer preamp output
    • subwoofer level control
    Expandability:
    • built in iPod control — no adapter necessary, but adding Pioneer's optional connecting cable lets you leave your iPod cable at home
    • compatible with Pioneer's Pandora link app and your iPhone
    • inputs: front panel auxiliary and USB inputs
    • outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (2.2-volt front, rear/subwoofer)
    Other info:

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    Features and Specs
    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant
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    Yes
    RMS Power Output
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    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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    4-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs
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    No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs
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    Preamp Voltage
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    2.2 volts
    Display Color
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    Multi-color
    Key Button Color
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    Multi-color
    EQ Bands
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    5
    Wireless Remote
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    Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible
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    Adapter required
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    1 Year
    Labor Warranty
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    1 Year
    Expandability
    AUX Input
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    Front
    USB Input
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    Front
    Memory Card Slot
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    USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible
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    Satellite Radio Ready
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    HD Radio
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    Navigation
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    iPod Compatibility
    Full size
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    Classic/5Gen
    Nano
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    Nano6/Nano5/Nano4/Nano3/Nano2/
    Touch
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    Touch4/Touch3/Touch2/Touch1
    Mini
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    iPhone
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    Phone4S/Phone4/Phone3GS/Phone3
    Tuner
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    9 dBf
    European Tuning
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    No
    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 (CXE3669)
    • 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 (USA/Canada)

    Our Product Research Team

    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-6300UB is an AM/FM CD receiver that can play MP3, WMA, AAC, 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/iPhone, or other USB-based portable audio player or USB memory device. The Pioneer head unit even supports iTunes tagging to your connected iPod or iPhone. The DEH-6300UB is equipped with a MOSFET 50 x 4ch (Peak) amplifier and two pair of 2.2 V preamp outputs. In addition, the DEH-6300UB includes an IR remote control for wireless operation and supports factory steering wheel controls (via optional adapter).

    Display Features
    Audio Section
    Radio Functions
    Disc Playback
    USB/iPod/Aux 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.

    Multiple-Color Illumination: This unit is equipped with multiple-color illumination for its front-panel display and backlit buttons. You can select from 30 preset colors (White to Rose), cycle through all preset colors (Scan), or customize an illumination color (by adjusting Red, Blue, and Green brightness levels). You can set the head unit's display illumination and button illumination to separate colors.

    Level Meter: The Pioneer DEH-6300UB features a level meter display with 4 mode settings.

    Ever Scroll: When the Ever Scroll feature is set to On, recorded text information scrolls continuously on the display. It will auto-scroll up to 64 characters. Set this feature to Off if you prefer the information to scroll only once.

    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.

    Audio Section

    24 Bit D/A Converter: The Pioneer in-dash head unit utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior CD sound quality.

    MOSFET Amplifier: The DEH-6300UB 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-6300UB 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-6300UB 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 (or 50 watts x 2 channels at 4 ohms + 70 watts x 1 channel at 2 ohms for subwoofer)

    7-Way Rotary Commander: The Pioneer DEH-6300UB features a 7-Way Rotary Commander for easy control. You can scroll through your music and audio settings with greater ease using the 7-way rotary commander.

    Advanced Sound Retriever: The Advanced Sound Retriever automatically enhances compressed audio and restores the original richness of the recording. When Advanced 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 Advanced Sound Retriever effect.

    Preset EQ: The Pioneer DEH-6300UB is equipped with seven EQ presets. You can choose from Powerful, Natural, Vocal, Super Bass, Flat, Custom 1, or Custom 2.

    Graphic EQ: The DEH-6300UB's two Custom EQ modes (1 & 2) let you adjust the head unit's 5-band graphic EQ (100Hz, 315Hz, 1.25kHz, 3.15kHz, & 8kHz). You can adjust each band between +6 to -6.

    Bass Booster: The Bass Boost function raises the level of sounds lower than 100Hz. You can select a desired level of bass boost between 0 and 6 (Gain: 0dB to +12dB).

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

    Dual 2.2-Volt Preamp Outputs: The Pioneer DEH-6300UB features two pair of 2.2-volt preamp outputs (Front & Rear/SW). The unit's rear preamp output can be configured as a fading rear-channel output or a non-fading subwoofer output.

    Crossovers: The DEH-6300UB employs high pass and low pass crossovers to tailor the head unit to your connected speakers.

    • High Pass: The head unit's 12dB/octave high pass filter only allows frequencies higher than those in the selected range (50, 63, 80, 100, 125Hz) to your front and rear speakers through the unit's speaker-level or line-level outputs.
    • Low Pass: When the head unit's rear-channel preamp output is configured as a subwoofer preamp output, you can activate an 18dB/octave low pass filter so only frequencies lower than those in the selected range (50, 63, 80, 100, 125Hz) are output to your connected subwoofer. 

    Subwoofer Controls: When the rear-channel preamp output is used as a non-fading subwoofer preamp output, you can adjust the subwoofer output's phase (normal/reverse) and the subwoofer output's gain (+6 to -24).

    Switchable Rear Channel/Subwoofer Speaker Output: The rear speaker outputs can be set to provide full range output with full fading capability, or they can be set to provide non-fading subwoofer (low-pass) output. When the rear speaker outputs are set to subwoofer mode, the rear preamp outputs also switch from full range to subwoofer outputs. When set for subwoofer operation, you can connect the rear speaker leads directly to two small 4-ohm passive subwoofers or a dual voice coil sub with 4-ohm voice coils. If you prefer to use a single 2-ohm subwoofer, you can connect the woofer to one set of speaker leads, leaving the other set of rear leads disconnected. The maximum output provided when a 2-ohm load is connected to one set of leads is 70 watts.

    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.

    RDS: The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to compatible AM/FM stations.

    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

    Compatible Discs: The Pioneer DEH-6300UB supports playback of CD-Audio, CD-Text, CD-R, and CD-RW discs.

    MP3/WMA Playback: This unit can play MP3 and WMA files recorded on 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. Up to 8 directories, 99 folders and 999 files per disc are recognized by this unit.

    WAV File Playback: The DEH-6300UB offers playback of audio WAV files recorded onto CD-R, and CD-RW discs. The head unit supports 8-bit and 16-bit LPCM (Linear PCM) WAV files with a sampling frequency between 16 to 48 kHz.

    AAC Decoding: This unit will playback MPEG-4 AAC files (encoded by iTunes) recorded onto CD-R and CD-RW discs.

    Note: The AAC (MPEG-4) file must originate from iTunes. The AAC file must also not contain DRM protection.

    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 also display the list of track titles on a CD Text disc.

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

    Auto Off Eject: When you eject a disc, the unit will automatically power off (unless you switch sources before ejecting the disc).

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

    USB/iPod/Aux Connection

    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, AAC, and WAV files stored on a USB Mass Storage device in FAT12/16/32 file system formats.  Up to 8 directories, 1500 folders, and 15000 files per USB device are recognized by this unit. The head unit is also compatible with ID3 Tags and will display artist, folder, file, and album name, plus comments.

    • MP3/WMA Files: 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.
    • WAV Files: 8-bit and 16-bit WAV (LPCM) files with a sampling frequency between 16 to 48 kHz are supported.
    • AAC (MPEG-4) Files: MPEG-4 AAC files encoded by iTunes (not containing DRM protection) are supported.

    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/iPhone Direct Connection: The Pioneer DEH-6300UB's front-panel USB port can be used to connect your iPod/iPhone to the head unit, via Pioneer's dock connector-to-USB cable (130CDIU50, sold separately) or the dock connector-to-USB cable which comes with your iPod/iPhone. The DEH-6300UB supports audio playback, music navigation, information display, iTunes tagging, Pandora Link, and charging of your compatible iPod/iPhone.

    iPod/iPhone Audio Playback: The USB connection allows your iPod/iPhone's stored music to be loaded instantly to the head unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 24-bit D/A converter, allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 94dB. The Pioneer head unit supports audio playback of music, podcasts, audiobooks, and apps stored on your iPod or iPhone.

    iPod/iPhone Control: You can choose to control the iPod/iPhone from the head unit or from your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen.

    • Music Browsing: You can browse your iPod/iPhone's music library by Artist, Album, Song, Genre, Playlist, Composer, Podcast, or Audiobook. Once you have selected a category, you can search each category alphabetically.
    • Link Search: In addition, the head unit offers Link Search, which allows you to play songs related to the currently playing song. Link Search lets the head unit create an album list of the currently playing artist, a song list of the currently playing album, or an album list of the currently playing genre.
    • Random & Repeat: You can also select random and repeat functions for a certain song or specific folder.

    iPod/iPhone Display: The head unit will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information, including - Track number, Folder number, Elapsed playing time, Song title, Artist name, and Album title.

    iTunes Tagging: The head unit's built-in AM/FM RDS tuner supports iTunes Tagging, so you can save a song's information (tag) from an FM RDS broadcasting station to your connected iPod/iPhone. iTunes Tagging gives you the ability to "tag" your favorite FM RDS radio station songs and store the information on your connected iPod/iPhone; without having to scramble for a piece of scrap paper in the car or remember what song it was. Then later you can connect your iPod/iPhone to your PC and preview or purchase the "tagged" music at the iTunes Music Store. The songs will show up in a playlist called "Tagged" in iTunes the next time you sync your iPod/iPhone. Then you can directly buy the songs you want from the iTunes Music Store.

    Pandora App: Pandora App lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Pioneer DEH-6300UB using your connected Apple iPhone, via the Pioneer CD-IU50 iPod connector cable (sold separately), or the USB/Dock cable supplied with your iPhone. To access Pandora you must have an Apple iPhone (ver. 3.0), iPhone 3G (ver. 3.0 or later), iPhone 3GS (ver.3.0 or later), or iPhone 4 (ver. 4.0) with the latest version of the Pandora application from Apple's iTunes App Store. Your iPhone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. You will also need a Pandora music service account. The Pioneer DEH-6300UB provides control over your Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information.

    Note: Access to the Pandora service will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada and only available in the United States.

    iPod/iPhone Charging: The head unit's USB connection will power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone battery when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position.

    Note: If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it.

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Pioneer DEH-6300UB is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of October 2011):

    iPod Model Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type iTunes Tagging Pandora App Charge
    Audio Video Unit iPod Song Text Track Info
    dock connector 3rd N/A N N N N N N N N N
    clickwheel
    color
    4th N/A N N N N N N N N N
    mini 1st N/A N N N N N N N N N
    2nd N/A N N N N N N N N N
    video 5th 1.3 Y N Y N Y Y N N Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N Y Y N N Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y N N Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    6th 1.1 PC Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    3rd 5.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4th 5.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    3GS 4.3.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4 5.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 5.0 Y N Y Y 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 head unit 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 a newer software update is available.

    Auxiliary Input: The DEH-6300UB is equipped with a front panel 3.5mm stereo minijack auxiliary input for connecting external components, such as a portable MP3 player. AUX must be turned on in the setup menu in order to be selected as a source.

    Remote Control

    Wireless Remote Control: The DEH-6300UB comes with an IR wireless remote control (CXE3669). 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).

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit to allow you to keep your vehicle's radio steering wheel remote controls when used with the optional PAC SWI-PS Steering Wheel Control Interface Adapter (127SWIPS, sold separately); or the optional Metra ASWC Steering Wheel Control Interface Adapter (120ASWC, sold separately).

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

     
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    4 out of 5

    Pioneer 6300UB

    Written By ClintS, Sioux City, IA on Monday, November 07, 2011
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    I bought this product for a work truck of mine wanting something nice without breaking the bank, yet easy to use. I was gonna go with the cheaper model of Pioneer, but for a few extra $ I thought I would give the Pandoralink a try, not to mention having a couple more preset EQ configurations. The Pandoralink works great, although you can't use your iPhone while using it, I would think they could solve that? One thing I've always had a hard time with is that they only have 2.2 Pre-Amp voltage. IF you have subwoofers, 4 amps sounds much better with a Kenwood. Only a couple higher end units have this. Couldn't be that much harder to do? Although, I've found that with stock speakers they sound just fine. Another thing is the clock. You either have to have a clock, or your audio/tuner display. It does have a multiple line display, why can't there be both? The rocker button is a different story. Almost everyone complains about the rocker/volume button. It IS kind of a pain to get used to. I've had 2 Pioneers that are this way, it is tolerable, but room for improvement. One reviewer said that if you place your thumb on top and your forefinger on the right side of the button, it works better. It does in fact give better results. I have had it for a couple months now and have gotten somewhat used to it. Otherwise, it's a great unit with lots of nice features. Would recommend to someone who has a limited bank account, but yet still wants something sleek looking with good sound.
    Pros:
    Colors Build quality Pandoralink Easy to use
    Cons:
    Rocker button isn't easy, but can be gotten used to it. Can't have clock on audio/tuner screen like you can with other unit brands. Only 2.2 Volts of Pre-amp voltage. Pioneer should step it up to 4-5.
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-6300UB Awesome!

    Written By BobTn10EC, Flag Pond, TN on Monday, November 07, 2011
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    This radio is AWESOME. The RDS feature displays the station info, Song info, and the artist or group. The color of the display is totally customizable. The FM and CD sound is clear and crisp. The instructions and install kit were a breeze. The FM reception is better than the factory radio. If I ever get rid of my car, the factory radio is going back in and I'm keeping this one.! BE SURE TO CONNECT THE Blue POWER ANTENNA wire,or no AM on my 06 Tuscon. I found the "no AM" fix here in the reviews. Awesome radio!
    Pros:
    The RDS feature displays the station info, Song info, and the artist. The color of the display is totally customizable. The FM and CD sound is clear and crisp. The instructions and install kit were a breeze. The FM reception is great, as always it's best with a Pioneer Supertuner!
    Cons:
    AM reception was almost non existant... if you don't hook up the blue "power antenna wire". Now it works fine and I had to upgrade my review to 5 stars all the way! That wire is for an antenna booster that tunes the AM stations to the little factory "ducky" antenna on my 2006 Tuscon.
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    4 out of 5

    Good stereo, but could be better

    Written By Anonymous, Cambridge, MA on Monday, November 07, 2011
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    I was initially exciting about the customization color options, but was disappointed when I learned there wasn't any support for auto-dimming the display at night (when the headlights are on).

    The interface is powerful, but only really usable if you read the manual a few times, and explore...which is hard to do while driving, making casual use of the iPhone or Pandora functionality of this stereo difficult.

    I'm satisfied enough with it, especially for the price, but feel like with a little more work on usability, it could be a lot better.
    Pros:
    1. USB port supports playing music from thumb drives, iPod music library, and Pandora (using the iPhone app). 2. Will charge an iPhone even if I'm listening to the radio or a CD. 3. Colors are very customizable...I could almost exactly match the deep blue LCD/dash lighting and red buttons of my Passat.
    Cons:
    1. No auto-dimming support when headlights are turned on. It would be great if I could have two sets of color presents, day vs. night, and switch between them based on whether the headlights are on or not. 2. Steep learning curve, especially for iPhone browsing, or finding the fade/balance controls (which should be easy, not buried in an "Audio" menu).
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    5 out of 5

    Excellent Stereo

    Written By genxer36, Bethlehem,GA on Sunday, November 06, 2011
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    I highly recommend this stereo! I Went from a crappy factory stereo in my 2011 Toyota Tacoma to this wonderful piece of hardware. Plenty of crank without an amp. And not much distortion at high volumes. My original stereo you couldn't hear it at highway speeds with the windows down. Not anymore. This Pioneer cranks out the tunes at many levels. Next upgrade will be better speakers. Crutchfield is the way to buy. This was my first stereo DIY install & it was super easy with what Crutchfield supplies. Plus free tech support will have your back.

    I've had this stereo for six months & believe I picked the right one. Still happy with my choice!
    Pros:
    The USB port for playing music from a flash drive, Able to change the display colors, A port on the front to plug an mp3 or ipod, removable faceplate, Remote control, & Great sound quality.
    Cons:
    Operating manual needs a rewrite.
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    4 out of 5

    Excellent system

    Written By BetsiT, NE Florida on Sunday, October 16, 2011
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    Great system, especially for the price. Only reason it didn't get 5* is because the "Main Control" a pushable dial can be a little difficult to push in the center to select, especially while driving. It's still new to me, though, so perhaps it will get easier as I get a better feel for it. There are still things I'm working on figuring out. (Why read instructions?) :-)
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-6300UB

    Written By celica24, Cincinnati, OH on Tuesday, October 04, 2011
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    For a receiver that is so inexpensive, it is amazing. The sound quality on it sound so much better than my previous $400 dvd receiver (jensen brand). The color illumination really makes it unique and the ipod hook up is great (you just need the ipod usb cable to hook up and thats it.) For anyone who is looking to buy something not too inexpensive, its worth the money and will do as good or even better than some $200 - $400 receiver out there. I would definitely recommend Pioneer above all else. My car is a 2002 Toyota Celica GTS. I'm planning to upgrade the speakers and eventually put in subs. Hope this helps your purchasing decision because I can understand how difficult it could be to choose something for your car...
    8 out of 8 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Good Choice

    Written By Dusty, SD on Monday, September 19, 2011
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    I give this bad boy a 4 out of 5 because of the 7way magic stick. It is a great budget head unit. The 5 band eq is great, iPod/iPhone maneuvering is easy but the volume/everything stick is just poor design.
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-6300UB

    Written By Buckbowhunterboy, Clinton, IA on Sunday, August 28, 2011
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    This was my first purchase from Crutchfield and my first aftermarket stereo. I haven't had any issues with this product and really enjoy it. It is definitely an upgrade over the stock one. Installation was made extremely easy with the extras that Crutchfield provided. I am completely satisfied.
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    4 out of 5

    Great Radio

    Written By ClayP, New Mexico on Friday, August 26, 2011
     
    Have had the radio in my 03 Tacoma for 1 week now, and as others have said i'm still learning the buttons and combinations thereof to get to certain functions. Kind of a pain as you have to navigate a lot of steps with a finiky (sp?) knob to get to something that should be simple (like Fade/Balance). I still have one issue to figure out...just yesterday I hooked up my iPod for the first time (4G Nano) and now I'm getting a "pop" sound coming from the right front speaker any time I press a button on the headunit, except for volume control...checked my wiring all is good. Strange it just started happening when I plugged iPod in and now does it even if iPod isnt connected. Will be giving Crutchfield Customer Service a call this evening about it. Two thumbs up overall, however you have to willing to spend time getting to know the unit!
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    5 out of 5

    16th birthday present

    Written By Kathy H, Troy, MI on Thursday, August 18, 2011
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    I got the stereo for my daughter's 16th birthday. The installation instructions were good, and the hotline guys were very helpful. It took us ~1.5 hrs from start to finish. Would highly recommend using the shrink tubing to cover the soldered wires. My daughter loves the final outcome--the stereo sounds great and it makes driving the old family minivan "cool".
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    pioneer surpass

    Written By lou.R, Hammond, in. on Wednesday, August 17, 2011
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    had the 6300 afew months after my pioneer 4300 was stolen { those dirty rats } but i must say the 6300 pioneer is cooler and just as good i mean pioneers are great but the options are the best i think, does what it all says just take your time and go over your manual, i got excited too but it all came together. thanks cruth. and suport for a little panic i had, these comments should be for pioneer but cruth. has confidence in pioneer for there products. thanks again for quality cruthchfield will be buying more.......................
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    5 out of 5

    Bad Reviewers Don't Read Instructions

    Written By MattC, KY on Saturday, August 13, 2011
     
    I bought this unit to replace a Sony that was stolen out of my vehicle. I must say I almost don't regret the other one being stolen as this one is SO much better! There's hundred's of color combos for the illuminations and lots of adjustments for tuning your sound preferences. You can set the unit so that you are search for what you want played directly from the iPod/iPhone or search from the unit. Someone said they couldn't use their phone while it was plugged in. NOT TRUE! You set the unit for iPod control and then you can do whatever you want. Sitting in the parking lot at work one night I was playing one of my first person shooters with the sound playing through the speakers of my Jeep! How cool is that? My only gripe is that when in iPod control you can't change any of the EQ settings, or atleast I haven't figured out how to yet. I see lots of gripes about the control knob. I don't use it. It is MUCH easier to do all the EQ changes from the remote. You press AUDIO and it goes back to the last thing you was adjusting, then press ESC and you're back to your music. I'm planning to buy a second one to put in my toy, older muscle car, in which I had planned to throw one of my old Pioneer units in but I like this one so much I think I'm going to buy another! Again everything is easy to use once you get used to it. Just gotta give it a chance before you go writing your reviews. I've had it in for a couple months now and just now writing mine!
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    4 out of 5

    Tip on the Tricky Knob

    Written By TomH, Acton MA on Tuesday, August 09, 2011
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    First, the knob; it tips left and right, and up and down as part of the navigation. But when you want to push it directly in, it's tricky; right? TIP: Press the button with your thumb while you sort of cradle it with the second joint of your index finger. It ensures that the button doesn't move to the side or up and down. It's easy once you figure that out. (Index finger pointing left, if you're right handed.)

    I had NO AM radio the first week until I called the Crutchfield support team and connected the "extra" wire which is marked "power antenna" to the harness. Easy enough but I did have to remove the radio (not easy enough!).

    I'm very happy with the sound through my iPod, not so happy that the iPod isn't supported (an older model) so I'm running it through the AUX. But the sound is excellent.

    The FM radio reception is ALMOST as good as my 2000 Passat Monsoon system.

    The Key and LCD are VERY handy (Illumination option). It gives me a good match for the blue and red of the Passat. And you can control the intensity. I took me a while to figure that out.

    My free advice with instruction manuals, read them over coffee or in the John, NOT when you're trying to do something. It's fun to read how things work, when you're not trying to accomplish something and you'll get the hang of the unit that way. It CAN be AGGRAVATING when you're sitting front of the unit intently trying to divine the meaning of the writer! :)

    Thanks to the Crutchfield team for being very helpful!
    3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    So far I love it

    Written By slmnow, Rex, Ga on Saturday, July 30, 2011
     
    I love the color options, eq settings, and the display. Unit sounds great and is able to read my entire 16GB flash drive.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Love this stereo

    Written By SarahC, Charleston, WV on Saturday, July 30, 2011
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    I just wanted a new stereo system to replace the factory one in my 03 jeep wrangler. I could have spent more money for an expeensive stereo but for what I wanted and needed, this stereo definitely did not disapoint. Great buy for the money. I love the wide variety of colors for the LCD screen and keys. Plays my ipod very well. Great sound!! so glad I bought this.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Doesn't disappoint!

    Written By CurtisF, Tulsa, OK on Saturday, July 23, 2011
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    Awesome stereo! I replaced the stock stereo in my '05 Dodge Ram with this, and I absolutely love it. It's just more of the great quality we've all come to expect from Pioneer. The controls are a little odd at first, but what new deck isn't? The aux and USB inputs are great, and were a deciding factor in my decision to purchase this stereo. Also, the light color customization is a pretty cool feature. Buy it. Now.
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-6300UB

    Written By AndrewG, OHIO on Monday, June 20, 2011
     
    This is a wonderful product from an excellent site. Crutchfield went out of their way to make sure everything you would need to install this Pioneer was included and at no extra charge. I received it with in five days of ordering it, (friday at around 11:00pm) was at my door wednesday.
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    4 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-6300UB

    Written By Brian B, Argos,IN on Friday, June 17, 2011
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    I have always liked Pioneer So I am a little biased. I like the unit very much great sound nice install and fair operating controls. However it is geared around the Ipod/apple product line too much. I know apple is very popular but there are a few of us that do not own apple products. So over all great product but if you don't own an apple mp3 player you only get to use about 80% of the units features.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Bang for the buck

    Written By Bigoof, Florida on Friday, June 10, 2011
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    Not a lot to say here. It is what it is. A decent car stereo at a reasonable price. The user interface (buttons) are rather strange and don't make a lot of sense but do function well once you get past the learning curve. The manual is thorough but seems to have been randomly put together with you having to search to find what button does what. Also, the font size in the manual makes this 40+ guy need his glasses to read it. If you are in to the color thing then this unit will please. If you can't find your favorite color combo in this unit then you won't find it anywhere. There are quite a few customization options available and the built in EQ is nice. I have been a Pioneer fan all my life which lead me to this purchase. I am happy with the deck for the money I spent. Plus Crutchfield had this thing to my house in 3 days. Good on ya Crutchfield.
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-6300UB

    Written By John T., Atlanta, Ga. on Wednesday, June 08, 2011
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    Easy operation, Really good sound. Very happy I bought it.
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    3 out of 5

    Good, but you lose control of your iPhone

    Written By Romer, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho on Friday, May 27, 2011
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    This is a decent unit that provides good sound, audio controls, and a decent amount of power. The USB and Aux inputs are nice to have and the remote is nice to have handy too. My only gripe is that when you use your iPhone to play music from the iPod library or PandoraLink, you lose your iPhone. If you're sitting in your car, waiting in a parking lot or something and want to check your Facebook, email, texts, etc., you have to unplug the phone so the you get rid of the Pioneer "sync" screen. So there's no music from your iPhone while you're browsing other areas of your iPhone. If you need to make or take a call, you have the music has to be stopped. Also, if you're using Pandora, once the phone call is over, you have to restart the application. It's not a huge deal, but it would be nice if you the application would auto-restart once the call ends. If you use a dedicated iPod with it, you lose the Pandora functionality with it, but can still use your iPhone. That's if you have both.
    3 out of 4 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Great Head Unit

    Written By Mun9531, Pittsburgh on Friday, May 27, 2011
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    Great ! Awesome head unit does everything plus more im still learning how to tune it properly but deff a great buy!!!!!
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    2 out of 5

    Don't Like it at ALL

    Written By cassiero, St. Petersburg, FL on Wednesday, May 25, 2011
     
    I just bought this stereo and I already can't stand it; having it taken out today. To get through the menu you have to use the round rocker knob that easily switches to another function if you don't tap it just right; and maybe I'm just not tech savvy enough, but I prefer simple bass and treble adjustments, not having to figure it out by Hz. I suppose if all you're concerned with is using an ipod with it, then it's decent; but, overall, I don't think it's user friendly whatsoever.
    2 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    great head unit

    Written By andy, indianapolis, IN on Monday, May 02, 2011
     
    this is a great stereo. the 5 band EQ sounds great. the illumination is really
    cool. the amp adds just enough power for my pioneer 4x6 and alpine type s in the
    rear deck. only problem is that it is slightly hard to figure out how to use,
    but you will get that with any new radio.
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Buy this one!

    Written By John, Maryland on Wednesday, April 27, 2011
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    I was looking for a new unit to replace my factory model, and this one is
    awesome. If you have an iPhone/iPod and you use Pandora, this is definitely
    worth the extra money to get everything included right in one package.
    If you have never installed a stereo before, heads up - you will need the wire
    harness and crimping tools because some minor wiring work is required. I'd
    also recommend buying from Crutchfield because they will help you every step
    of the way.
    I'd really recommend it!
    1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Pioneer 6300UB

    Written By T, Wisconsin on Sunday, April 24, 2011
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    Stereo works just like it should. The crossovers are accurate and easy to use.
    The remote makes it easier to navigate through the menus vs using the knob.
    COMPLAINT: The buttons all rattle with every little bump. I am planning on taking it
    apart and adding rubber behind every button to make it quiet. Functionality is great
    with the stereo, however I wish I would have known about the rattling before I
    purchased it. Just have to turn up the sub I guess...
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    5 out of 5

    best stereo i have ever goten

    Written By brett, midwest city, ok on Sunday, April 24, 2011
     
    got this stereo to replace my old dual and not even 5 minutes to having it
    instaled it was at least a 100 times better and only 40 dollars more wish i
    would have just goten this in first place wont ever use anoth brand other than
    pioneer
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    5 out of 5

    Great Radio

    Written By McCordG, Long Beach,MS on Thursday, April 21, 2011
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    I bought this Pioneer to replace a factory radio in my 2003 ford ranger edge and
    i gotta say it was a great choice. The hook up was easy and fast and this radio
    was a step down from the pioneer DEH-8300 i was going to originally get, but i
    think it was a better choice. The controls on the radio itself are a little difficult to
    get use to but once you know your way around its simple and the remote that
    comes with it makes it a breeze to quickly switch back and forth from my ipod to
    CD or to the radio. This radio also has a load of equalizer choices so you can
    fine tune how you want your music to sound. If your looking for a new radio this
    is one to definitley look into.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Great Head Unit

    Written By Dave, Waterloo, IL on Tuesday, April 05, 2011
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    I bought this hu to replace my factory hu in my srt-4 and it is outstanding.
    Cruthfields installation gear that came free with it worked great on the install
    and it looks very clean and natural in my car. Like some have
    said the controls are not the easiest to figure out. After 3 weeks of owning it
    I still haven't fully gotten the hang of the controls on the hu but with the
    remote it only took me about an hour or less of playing around with it to figure
    out all the options. I really love this hu and all the options it has. My new
    ipod nano connects with np and it runs/controls my 2 12" subs beautifully.

    All in all excellent hu for the price and features just make sure you keep
    the remote handy until you fully get a hang of the features on the hu. I would
    definitely recommend this unit to friends
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    4 out of 5

    I must not be smart enough

    Written By cx2, Florida on Tuesday, March 08, 2011
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    Great radio. I bought it for the iPod connection and it really works well. When it is connected with the Pioneer iPod adapter cord it is impossible to use an iPhone for anythig else, calls still come in but no outgoing calls or access to any maps or apps. It takes a while to figure out how to access the radio and all of the options and even to set the color on the displays. It is pretty complicated. I read the instructions and still had a hard time. Even with all of those issues it still sounds really good.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Another good Pioneer deck

    Written By bim, denver on Monday, March 07, 2011
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    I've had several Pioneer decks over the years, and they have always been durable
    and had a good sound. So far, this deck is just as I expected; good features and
    good sound. It integrates nicely with my iPhone 4, and the Pandora link is
    great. One hint for iPhone users: it's best to plug the phone in, and let the
    deck find it before you start 'doing stuff', like picking songs and starting up
    the Pandora app. If you don't wait for it, you'll get the dreaded "Error 19". I
    do wish that the deck would dim with the car's interior lights, but I guess that
    Pioneer has gone away from that feature.
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    5 out of 5

    love it

    Written By Carol, Huntsville, AL on Thursday, February 17, 2011
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    I love this stereo. I got Pioneer since it can read just about any disk format. I was afraid
    the iPOD controls would be hard to deal with but it's really very straightforward. (You
    can't use the iPhone iPOD controls while attached so at first I was finding what I wanted
    on the device before plugging it into the USB port.) I also thought at least one of my
    speakers was bad, but they sound great now - so much better than with my factory
    stereo - so I might let my daughter upgrade the speakers when I give her the car in a
    couple of years. I'm planning to leave my iPOD in the car, instead of my iPhone, so I can
    have the whole family's music available. I might have gotten the next model down -
    without Pandora - since I have a 200MB data plan, but my husband's plan is unlimited,
    so maybe we'll use Pandora when he's in the car....
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    4 out of 5

    Good system, but I couldn't make Pandora work with iPhone4

    Written By styrum, Bellevue, WA on Tuesday, February 15, 2011
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    Overall, a great radio, good sound with a lot of adjustments available, almost
    all of which (except volume) are practically impossible to make while driving
    though.
    First it refused to connect to my iPhone4 (with the latest iOS, 4.2, or whatever
    that is) whatsoever. Error 19 and that's all I could get from it. Then I
    connected my daughter's iPod Nano and it worked. Only with that iPod connected I
    was able to switch the iPod control mode to iPod and only then the system could
    take the sound from my iPhone apps like Navigon and TuneIn Radio, but it and
    Pandora still can't find a common language! The radio keeps saying "start
    application" when it has already started and Pandora says something about its
    unhappiness with the accessory. I don't care much about Pandora, because I got
    this radio instead of the next one down (without Pandora), because with the
    installation kit and adapter it cost me less than that other one would
    (Crutchfield wouldn't give me them for free with that one), but that's kind of
    lame that one of the main features either doesn't work at all or is really hard
    to make work.
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    4 out of 5

    Awesome!

    Written By DPS, Cleveland, OH on Thursday, February 10, 2011
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    Awesome head unit. It's amazing how much this unit made my stock system sound a
    million times better. Also, a wide selection of colors for illumination, so it
    matches any car's interior perfectly. Only problem I have with it is the menu
    navigation is a bit tricky. But I hear all Pioneers are kind of like that. But
    don't let that sway you away, this has excellent quality, and great
    functionality. Crutchfield's awesome customer service only added to the
    experience. Thanks again!
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Good Stuff!

    Written By JoeB, Tallahassee, FL on Tuesday, February 08, 2011
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    I bought this stereo for my daughter who is big on iPod and Pandora. She loves the iPod
    controls, just like I told her she would (I had a Pioneer in my last car, and I can confirm that it
    has the closest thing to iPod control logic that an iPod has!)! She is a busy girl, though, and
    hasn't read the little manual yet. She tried an intuitive connection with the Pandora thing and
    it didn't work. I need to slow her down and get her hooked up there! This is probably the 6th
    or 8th car stereo that I have bought from Crutchfield over the years. They have always been
    there for me, and I will pay more than a competitor's price to be able to buy the same product
    from Crutchfield! But so far, that hasn't happened!
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    1 out of 5

    look at other units.

    Written By patrick, raleigh nc on Tuesday, February 08, 2011
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    This unit sounds great. But it is very complicated to use. When my sons are in the back
    seat, adjusting the fade is tedious and distracting. All of the adjustments take many
    steps and are tedious. The multipurpose knob rotates and tilts and is difficult to use.
    Other than volume control, I no longer make any adjustments while driving because it is
    too distracting. There are other units at this price that are much easier to use. I am very
    unhappy with this unit, and I would not buy this unit again.
    2 out of 8 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Fantastic

    Written By HenryN, Davidsonville, MD on Sunday, February 06, 2011
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    This headunit is one of a kind. It preforms fantastically, takes a little getting used to the
    controls, but once figured out it is amazing. Great improvement in SQ through the USB port
    and i just love it overall. Tons of beautiful color customizations and easy install if you are
    somewhat handy. Crutchfield made it twice as good by 2 day free shipping and it came in
    pristine condition. They also helped a ton on the install by just walking me through it so I
    knew everything i was doing was right. 5 stars no doubt
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-6300UB

    Written By Robert P., Phoenix, AZ on Sunday, February 06, 2011
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    I installed the Pioneer DEH-6300UB in our 2006 Ford 500. Installation was easy
    as I replaced a Clarion CD receiver. Pioneer has much better radio reception.
    I really like the variable color display that matches the Ford green.
    Navigation of MP3 CD's and Thumb drives is very easy. The 7-Way Rotary
    Commander Knob is too large and awkward to manipulate. Advanced Sound Retriever
    does add depth to the music from MP3's. I used the original equipment Ford
    speakers and the power output is more than I need. People, who love playing
    with setting will like all the menus with so many options to set, I do not
    really use any of them.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-6300UB

    Written By KRich, Atlanta, GA on Thursday, January 27, 2011
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    Decent Radio. I bought it specifically for the ipod/pandora functionality which
    works fine. It has a slight learning curve to figure out how to use it but after
    that it works fine.

    The only downside is finding the enter button the joystick when you are trying
    to text, drive, and change lanes all at once. It's easier to use the remote or
    wait until you are at a red light.

    My favorite feature is the ability to change the backlight for the keys and lcd.
    I don't want my aftermarket radio to look tacky in my car. I was able to make it
    match the color of my speedometer/center console/climate control lighting which
    makes it blend in very well.

    Not a bad mid level head unit.
    5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-6300UB

    Written By RyanC, Big Rapids, MI on Monday, January 24, 2011
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    good unit, simple controls and good quality sound. only problem ive had is you cant tune the audio controls when controlling the playback from your ipod. other than that its a great deck for the money, i would recommend it to anyone.

    A+ to crutchfield too, fast delivery and excellent customer service
    3 out of 4 people found this helpful
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