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Pioneer DEH-P5000UB

CD receiver

Item #: 130DEHP500

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Pioneer's DEH-P5000UB CD receiver sports sharp looks, an informative, easy-to-read display, and plenty of options for playing all of your media. You can connect and control an iPod® or a variety of other devices through its built-in USB input. The clean-looking face features a 2-line display, with 16 characters per line for artist and title information, while the prominent control knob makes it easy to scroll through your music files and access the receiver's menus.

You'll find plenty of other audio options. The receiver plays MP3, WMA, and AAC files that you've burned to a disc, and you can connect other audio sources to the rear auxiliary input. Add satellite radio to the dedicated input and tap into the wide variety of music, news, talk, and sports that XM and SIRIUS offer. Make your drive safer by connecting Pioneer's optional Bluetooth® adapter — take your calls through your stereo, rather than fumbling around for a phone.

Adjust the sound with Pioneer's Easy EQ — it offers six preset sound curves for quick fixes, plus adjustable bass, midrange, and treble controls for custom tone shaping. The amplifier delivers plenty of power for accurate sound from your speakers, with built in high- and low-pass filters to optimize speaker performance. If you want to really get your ride rocking, use the stereo's three sets of preamp outputs to connect external amplifiers.

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.

Product 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, WMA, and AAC files — except rights-protected files)
    • fold-down face with 2-line Organic Electroluminescent (OEL) display
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • Easy EQ 3-band parametric equalizer with six preset tone settings
    • loudness
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • built in iPod control — no adapter necessary, but adding Pioneer's optional connecting cable lets you leave your iPod cable at home
    • compatible with optional Pioneer Bluetooth adapter, satellite radio, CD changer
    • inputs: auxiliary input (rear), USB input (for Windows Media devices, USB storage devices, and iPod)
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (front, rear, subwoofer)
    • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
    Other info:

    Why replace your factory radio?

    Two good reasons - sound quality and cool features. A new car stereo offers power that's superior to most factory radios, along with more sophisticated tone controls. And most car stereos offer built-in or optional features that add safety and fun to life in your car, including inputs for your iPod or MP3 player, Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free cell phone calls, satellite radio or HD Radio reception, and connections for building an audio system in your car.

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    4.5 /5 stars

    Written By Mr. E, Ellensburg, WA 98926 on Wednesday, September 24, 2014

    psylabs, you had a problem with the beeps when u shut ur car off, if you would remove the faceplate it will not beep at you, its a safety feature. my only complaint is the display brightness, if you installed it at home like i did i am hesitant to splice into my headlight relay, well because, so is there another place to hook up the illumination dimmer??? plz let me know ty. Mr. E

    Pros: sound is quality, i have a pioneer 760 2 channel amp and 2 12 tsw series woofers and it is awesome

    Cons: the display is too bright at night

    Crutchfield response on Tuesday, October 07, 2014 Mr. E, the stereo's display should dim when you turn on the vehicle's lights. If it doesn't, then yes, you missed something during installation. If you purchased the stereo from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can help you troubleshoot the situation and see if there might be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website.

    8 years and still going strong !!

    Written By wolfgang, alabama on Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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

    I have had this head unit since oct. of 2005, I have never had any issues with it, at first it was a little hard figuring out the menu but after a half or so it was a breeze, I rarely use the controls on the face plate and use the remote for pretty much everything, have to replace that battery once in a while but thats it. once you figure out what you want your speakers to sound like using the both sets of EQs, the sound cant be beat with the right speakers!

    Pros: ease of use, more EQ settings then most stereo's, great sound, the USB function is great, fill up a USB jump drive, plug it in and your off and running !

    Cons: none !

    It sucks

    Written By KrisO5000, Houston, TX on Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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

    I enjoyed this system, although it was hard to navigate. I don't know if I would ever buy another Pioneer product because their customer service was horrible when I first started having problems with it. It sure would be nice if a company would stand behind a product that they sell, even if the product is a little over the warranty period. They could at least be helpful in troubleshooting, or at least refurbish it for a fraction of the cost.

    Pros: I loved that this stereo had the rear USB port and it looks sleek.

    Cons: This stereo worked great for the first couple of years. Then all of a sudden, the buttons don't work. I can't turn it off, I can't set my clock, etc. I also hated the preset feature of the radio, the difficult navigation of the iPod controls, and the difficult menu.

    Too complicated, bad AM rexeption

    Written By Eric, Scottsdale, AZ on Friday, January 08, 2010

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    Seems like everything I want to do with this receiver I have to pull out the manual.

    The AM reception has just progressively got worse and worse.

    What happened to preset buttons?

    Written By Hugo, Folsom, Ca on Saturday, March 07, 2009

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    At first the unit looked great in the car. The sound was impressive, then I asked, "how do I preset my FM stations?" You simply click the list button, scroll the knob to the dired preset number, then click the center button. But wait, while I am driving? The knob is so sensitive, if you click it in any direction other than center, it resets. Very annoying. Plus, if you want to "channel surf" you have to click the List button, scroll the dial to the preset number, then click enter. For each and every one. VERY ANNOYING! I looked around and it turns out that this is now the "popular" thing. I guess everyone wants to look like an iPod. Stupid. I used to be able to simply click numbers 1-6 for my preset. To set the preset, I simply held the number 1-6 for 3 seconds. That's it. I can do it while driving with my eyes closed (well, not with eyes closed, but you get the idea).

    I returned the product to get the ONLY name brand unit that has preset buttons, the Alpine.

    If you NEVER listen to the radio, or if you only listed to one radio station, then this receiver is perfect for you.

    Pioneer DEH-P5000UB

    Written By Alan, Cincinnati, OH on Tuesday, March 03, 2009

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    Very good so far good sound, good audio adjustments, good everything only problem is that the tuner is a bit difficult to use and the ipod controls are good, but takes a long time to scroll through when you have alot of artists or songs

    Amazing sound quality!

    Written By Joey in TN, Harrogate, TN on Thursday, February 26, 2009

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    I replaced my old Kenwood KDC-316s cd player in my 2001 F-150 with the Pioneer DEH-P5000UB, and there is a night and day difference in the sound quality. I have some Infinity 5x7's in the doors with Dynamat, and a 150W 8" RS Bazooka bass tube behind the seat. I thought my Kenwood sounded good, but boy was I surprised when I installed the Pioneer HU and cranked it up! Just amazing sound quality. I am very impressed. My bass tube hits harder and cleaner thanks to the 4V pre-outs, and my door speakers project mids and highs with alot more detailed clarity and punch. I attribute that mostly to the built-in adjustable high/low pass filters which makes it possible to "tune" your speakers to your liking. I also ordered a Transcend 2GB thumb drive from Crutcfield to store all of my mp3 music files on. It connects directly to the USB plug on the back of the HU. I have close to 100 songs on it right now, but it will hold alot more. It does take some time to fiddle around with this HU to find out how everything works, but it's very easy to learn. It tells you how to do everything right there in the owner's manual, like how to turn demo mode and the faceplate security beeper off. All in all, this is the best car stereo I've ever had. Thanks Crutchfield!

    Pioneer DEH-P5000UB

    Written By Anonymous, Nashville, GA on Friday, February 20, 2009

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    This is a very user friendly head unit. The USB controls are just what I was looking for. I am easily able to control my Flash Drives as well as my Ipod using this radio. The sound is very clean and the sound adjustments this unit offers is great. It did take me a few minutes to figure out the eq but once I did the sound is excellent. I have it paired with 4 Rockford Fosgate 6x8 speakers a Rocfkord amp and Rockford 10" Sub. I can't imagine needing anything more as far as sound.


    Written By psylabs, wisconsin on Monday, February 16, 2009

    my first complaint is, if a song comes on that you really like, you want to crank it up right? well with the way this stereo is set up, your thumb accidentally hits that nasty little "random" button! so there goes your song that you wanted to crank up. this has happened countless times to me. and if you hit the random button to shut it off. . . oh no, it just randomizes again. you have to get out the remote to shut off random. and the navigation is horrible! also, every time you shut off your car, this stereo beeps at you. why?! if there is a way to shut it off, i cant find it. and! when you shut off your car, it pauses your ipod but does not shut if off. so your ipod stays on pause for some reason and just drains its battery. lovely. . .
    if i could rate this as a zero i would. more of a headache than it's worth.

    USB Works great, Sounds great

    Written By Kevin, Taunton, Ma on Sunday, February 15, 2009

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    I just had this radio installed. The FM tuner works great, it plays MP3s from USB and CD. -Sounds great. I saw that some people gave the radio bad reviews based on sounds. Mine sounds terrific. I don't know what planet they live on, just glad its not mine. ;-)

    Great value, easy to use. Used install card. -no wait, they did a great job in Raynham, Ma.


    Written By Alan, Marietta, GA on Thursday, February 12, 2009

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    I just replaced my stock radio in my 98 civic, and this head unit made my speakers sound alot better. I'm gonna stick with the speakers I've got, and see if they work for me (or until i blow them, lol). Before i got this i was really convinced i needed new speakers, but the head unit was pretty shot. First stereo I've ever bought, and I'm impressed. They gave me everything i needed (except the antenna adapter), so i popped it right in. The dash mount kit even matched the color of my dash. I heard people say that they don't get clearance to pop it down, and put CDs in, but mine has just enough clearance. Not to mention I'm mostly gonna be using my ipod. The remote is confusing at first, but it's setup pretty well once you figure out how to work things. If you have playlists setup on your ipod, you won't have to worry to bad about scrolling through songs.

    Great unit, with caveats

    Written By Ron, Lincoln, NE on Wednesday, February 04, 2009

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    This is my first Pioneer deck, after nothing but Sony for the past 10 years. I've had this installed for a couple of weeks now. It is a full-featured unit, and I have the ability to select multiple audio settings. When an ipod is your main source, this is a major plus.

    The caveats: One, it's a little more difficult to get this up and running. There's a lot of functionality. It's not overly intuitive and the instruction manual is only average. Two, the ipod functionality works well, but it's difficult with a large music collection to get from album to album or artist to artist. There's no quick search feature, so I'll likely need to set up different playlists to accommodate that.

    I like the deck, but the caveats prevent me from rating it five stars.

    Pioneer DEH-P5000UB

    Written By mherbig, Michigan on Monday, February 02, 2009

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    I have been using Pioneer products in my home and car for about 10 years. everything they make is great and this is no exception. This took me about 20 min. (35 with soldering the wiring harness) to install, and it couldn't work any better. controls my Ipod just like it should, and it has plenty of in and outs to connect anything else you have or want. and as always Crutchfield, makes it easy. With the best extras, instructions, and the very best support I've ever had.

    Awesome Stereo

    Written By Ulises, Phoenix, AZ on Friday, January 30, 2009

    I love this stereo and all of its features. This stereo makes my speakers sound much better. I love the sound retriever feature that makes old MP3 cd's sound like regular cd's. I am also glad that it comes with 3 outputs for upgrading my system in the future.

    Easy Ipod Control

    Written By Franco, Riverside, CA on Friday, January 30, 2009

    I have been a Pioneer customer for many years and their decks just keep getting better and better. I also own a vehicle with Alpines iDA-X100 and I like this deck better. This deck makes it so easy to get to the song you want to listen to and the best part is you can do this with the included remote. The last Pioneer I owned only had 8 charaters on the screen and this one has two lines and 16 characters. Did I mention it looks awesome as well. A must buy for any IPod owner.

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    Written By Rachel, Highland, Md on Thursday, January 29, 2009

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    Overall i have been pretty happy with the unit. This is the first one ive ever
    bought so im not sure whats normal or what to expect, but there were a
    couple things i was dissapointed with. I think that there is a little bit of a
    problem with the high frequencies being too loud sometimes, and even
    adjusting the equalizer didnt seem to help. and also its a little bit of a
    hassle when you are trying to scroll through the ipod menu, like for artists,
    b/c there is no way that i know of to skip through letters or search or
    anything, so it takes forever to get to ones in the middle. other than that i
    think its really nice, it look awesome and is mostly easy to operate after
    you've read the manual.

    Another great product from Pioneer

    Written By Josh, Wichita, KS on Sunday, January 25, 2009

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    Recently bought this model to upgrade my factory system in my car. Produces a lot of power and contains a lot of cool features. Have gotten rid of the use of cds with this, just bought a 16 gb thumb drive and had the adapter that comes with the stereo ran to my glove box so no wires are in the way. The display is very slick and will put the title and artist of any song on your thumb drive right on the screen. The only drawbacks i see with this model is that there is no mute button on the faceplate but there is one on the remote. And the random feature won't let you skip to another song it just goes to the next song in that album, but these are all lil things. The blue looks really cool at night and I am able to turn my sub off whenever I want with the push of a button. The only difference between this one and the 7000 model is really just the bluetooth built in.

    bad design

    Written By patrick, MI on Friday, January 23, 2009

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    very difficult to learn how to use. No intuitive. Sure looks good but WAY too complicated in my mind. Been away from aftermarket stereos for a long and this receiver is not encouraging.

    Regret buying it

    Written By Just call me, Moreno Valley, CA on Wednesday, January 21, 2009

    Well unlike most reviews on here this is a real review.

    I hate it. I installed it and it looks great. I bought it because I deliver pizzas and my oem stereo in my altima obviously couldnt play the ipod so I bought this stereo which said it was made for it. Well I come to find out that I can only navigate my music choice through the stereo which is no where near the ease of the ipod, im sure they were thinking aestheticly about it but its a hassle. The knob is huge and yet its so sensitive, every time i try to press it to choose an option it slightly tilts and goes into anther option and presses that, then i have to go back and try more carefully to push it down exactly in the center which is stupid for such a big knob.

    But the worst thing is the sound quality. I'm no expert but I've tried messing around with the sound settings and nothing. They have too many options which for somebody like me means i can only mess up the sound. Even when I put it on "flat" I still get a stinging feeling in my ears like they wanna bleed from listening to it and thats in low volume. So I assume some high pitch frequencies are much louder than the rest. If I could do it again I wouldve just bought the radio adapter. This is the second pioneer product that sounds bad so Im never buying again.


    Written By dustin, Long Beach, CA on Thursday, January 08, 2009

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    Install works great regardless of what the kit says on this stereo in a 2006 Tacoma. Just make sure you don't put the stereo mounting sleve in all the way, it needs to sit outside the black rim a little.

    Stereo is easy to read with lots of characters, definitely bright enough in sunlight and the joystick is great once you get used to it a little bit. Bass and Treble controls could be a little bit easier to use and navigate.

    Flip down face is easy to remove and install, but the Tacoma kit could be a little more stable as far as mounting goes. It's all plastic. Hope it holds up with dirt roads and lots of 4x4 use.

    Very Nice!

    Written By Greg, Dallas, TX on Tuesday, January 06, 2009

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    Installation was a snap in my 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. This is the second vehicle in which I have installed a stereo from Crutchfield and they make it, if not fool proof, then at least fool-resistant :-)

    Navigation of the unit is straightforward after reading the manual and doing the obligatory head scratching for the first couple of days.

    This unit will play virtually all file types from a USB flash drive--nice feature--but navigation between songs and albums takes some work.

    Ipod navigation is straightforward and is probably the best way to go if you want to spend the additional $$$.

    I would happily buy this unit again--it is one of the best out there.

    Nice Headunit

    Written By Shaun, Arkansas on Monday, December 29, 2008

    I love this headunit. The ipod or usb connection works great. The settings and tune ability of the cd player is great. It allowes you to set up amps with all kinds of great options. The bluetooth kit is also a great item to add to this. Overall, if you don't want to spend alot of money on a headunit but, still want to get amazing features and awesome looks you should go with this pioneer.

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    Written By Cody, Texas on Thursday, December 11, 2008

    So far so good, hooked it up today within 2 hours and it is working like a charm. Controls are relatively easy overall and the joystick is much better than I though it would be. If you are thinking about getting this stereo and can not decided between other products, for the price, you can not lose with this one.

    GET IT

    Written By Ruben, Washington D.C. on Thursday, November 27, 2008

    The Pioneer deh p5000ub is the best stereo that anyone can buy its awesome the features and the look of the Pioneer. I had a Pioneer deh p4800mp it was a great stereo easy to handle and the feature of iPod control is great too you can control it or you can control it by the stereo you choose but i really recommend people to get this Pioneer you wont regret it


    Written By Nathan M, Seymour, TN on Tuesday, November 25, 2008

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    I have been solving my audio needs by coming to So far I have bought three sets of speakers and this CD unit from them and all I can say is thanks. This unit is great. Installation took me under 45 minutes to complete. Great display and sound output. I have been creating CDs through iTunes and my original CD unit was unable to play the AAC files from iTunes, I bought this unit to solve this problem and so I could display the disc title and song title while playing the disc. I also like the ability to add-on, such as an iPod, thumb drive, and Blue Tooth. is the only place I have gone to solve my audio needs and will be the only place I will go to in the future. Thanks!

    Pioneer DEH-5000UB CD Reciever

    Written By Doug, Lancaster, PA on Saturday, November 15, 2008

    I bought this unit to replace my old pioneer head unit because the ground inside it went bad and i was picking up an unbearable amount of noise from the car. This head unit is absolutely amazing. It works great. I mainly use the built in i-pod direct connect which is great. I have this connected to 2 500 watt amps and my system sounds amazing! GREAT BUY!

    Takes Some Time To Learn

    Written By PMHIII, Moultrie, GA on Tuesday, November 04, 2008

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    I purchased this unit several weeks ago. I was instantly impressed with Crutchfield's customer service during the install. Not that it was very difficult, but I did need a few questions answered as I was installing the unit. After that, WOW! I have read some of the reviews concerning a lack of features such as pause buttons, FM presets, and Ipod shuffle modes. All of these are present in the receiver, if you figure out where to look. I will say the receiver is much easier to navigate through with the remote (which I mounted on my steering wheel with a little black Velcro for easy access). After about two weeks of using the unit I have figured everythging out and the sound quality I get from my Ipod is amazing. However, I will say that navigating to a specific artist is difficult when you have over 3000 songs, but I solved this by setting the genre on all of my songs to an alphabetical sequence (A-Z according to artist) and this made navigating with the head unit much easier using the genre listing. Overall, great looks, great price, great functions, and amazing customer service. I will be ordering again from Crutchfield (I gotta have a sub). Thanks Crutchfield!

    Nice Head Unit

    Written By William, Biloxi, MS on Thursday, October 30, 2008

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    I bought this unit as a replacement for the stock radio/cd player in my truck. What really got my attention was the USB interface. I have a 4 gig Creative Zen with a 16 gig SD card. I set the MP3 player up as an external hard drive for this unit and was impressed. Especially with all of the settings (loudness, EQ settings) this unit offers. The only downside to that was I needed to unplug the MP3 player everytime I turned the truck off. That got annoying really fast. So I decided to look at the external hard drives. I found a 120 gig external hard drive. Loaded it up with about 25 gigs of music and replaced the MP3 player with the hard drive. It takes about 10 seconds to read the hard drive but eventually boots up. Now all I have to do is cycle through the source button until I hit the USB when I turn the truck off instead of removing it everytime. Installing this unit was a breeze. The most time consuming thing was crimping the wires together from the harnesses. In all it only took about an hour to install this bad boy...

    Great Replacement for my stock unit

    Written By Buknoy, Arlington, VA on Tuesday, October 28, 2008

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    The stock CD player in my car ('05 Saab 9-2x; same as in same year and newer Subaru Impreza; Clarion stock) conked out and I needed a replacement ASAP for a long car trip. Ordered on a Saturday, head unit was at my office on MONDAY...I know I'm already in VA, but still, that was really, really fast (thanks Crutchfield!!!).

    I will say this head unit is difficult to understand at first. It is "iPod-esque" with its knob and selecting under-menus through a jog-wheel then selection, more jogging, took over a week to understand, but I am used to it now.

    Wasn't sure if this would work with iPhone as compatability is not listed; it definitely does! You can even leave it on phone mode, instead of airplane mode. When someone calls, the music pauses, and feedback isn't bad or often. I like the long USB cord that is included, and I also chose this cause the USB port isn't oddly sticking out of the front. To control either thru head unit or iPod is a nice touch.

    I'm somewhat tech savvy, but I still feel like some of the features and settings are too complicated and unnecessary. I haven't even messed with the EQ, other than to turn down the bass, and really, even my stock speakers sound fine and don't really need to mess with it.

    All in all, I really like this head unit and I think anyone who's looking for something iPod ready or the ability to read off a thumb drive, this is a great option. Great price, easy to install, clean look, great sound!

    Somewhat disappointing

    Written By Ryan, Cincinnati, OH on Monday, October 20, 2008


    - Looks very nice especially at night.
    - Has lots of menu options and extensive custom equalizer.
    - I love that when using my iPhone I can choose between controlling the music via the iPhone itself or the head unit.
    - If you have a sub, you'll appreciate the high- and low-pass filters and the dedicated "SW" button that gives quick access to the sub controls.


    - NO PAUSE BUTTON. The biggest, most unforgivable flaw. I can't imagine how the designers decided to exclude this obviously important button, and instead slapped some of the most useless buttons around the knob instead (a button for the sound retriever? Really?). You have to fumble around for the non-backlit remote or dive into the menu to pause my music.
    - The screen glares like a mirror.
    - When the faceplate is pressed on near the top, it pushes in slightly (because it's a fold-down face). Not a problem, really, but it makes it feel somewhat cheap.
    - No preset station buttons. I don't listen to the radio much anymore, but it still would be nice to have them there.

    This unit just really needs more buttons overall...


    Written By Eesa, laurel,md on Saturday, October 18, 2008

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    its basic nothing special standard for a head unit

    Pioneer DEH-P5000UB toyota camry 2005

    Written By jayr, jersey city,nj on Tuesday, October 14, 2008

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    this is my 3rd time to buy pioneer products and still loving it. i love the sound and its better than the stock. the only downside is i cant use my ipod shuffle. but i recommend this to anybody. love it!!

    Pioneer DEH-P5000UB

    Written By tck80s, Warren, MI on Sunday, September 21, 2008

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    I have 2000 Volkswagen Jetta, just by adding this head unit my sound in my car improved dramatically. Also I was pleased that it works with my iPod Tocuh 16GB. This is a great head unit for any car, the look and controls are perfect.

    Very Expandable Receiver!

    Written By Chris, La Verne, CA on Sunday, September 14, 2008

    Bought It 2 days ago after much research. Already a Pioneer owner, wanted to upgrade. It is Pretty cool. Very expandable. With my SAT/Ipod adapter(which puts both through one cable), The USB input is free for my 8GB Flash Drive which works great(tons of music). There are 2 additional aux inputs in back (For dvd audio or another indy controlled Ipod/mp3 player, let passenger control music). If you include the CD player and the Radio, that's 7 DIFFERENT SOURCES! Unit looks GREAT in my dash, Love the blue light. Controls are actually easy to use once you read and play with them. I figured it out without the manual for most stuff..No skipping through random tracks with Flash drive my only complaint. Otherwise....I LOVE IT!!!

    Pioneer DEH-P5000UB

    Written By rhino, California on Wednesday, September 10, 2008

    Great Unit and very easy to use.

    Try a portable hard drive....

    Written By James, Jarrell, TX on Sunday, August 31, 2008

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    I own a 2004 Tahoe without Onstar and no Bose. Thanks to Crutchfield
    once again for letting me know about the Metra VT-GMRC-01. The chime is
    extremely loud and I wrapped it in electrical tape twice instead of cutting
    the connection on the circuit board.
    I reformatted my Western Digital 60GB portable hard drive for FAT32 as I
    found this head unit does not like NTFS. If you set your folders up well on
    your drive, searching (with the remote control or the big button on the face
    plate) is very easy. The 59inch USB extension allowed me to route my drive
    to be hidden in the glove box.
    I also learned when you switch sources from tuner to USB, it will pick up
    where it left off playing.
    I did do some light manual reading as I found that you need to turn
    your sources off to change time and turn AUX1 off since I am not using
    it. If you plug in the USB, it will automatically read it. I did find
    that when swaping from an 8GB flash drive to my 60 GB drive, the read
    time was slower, but not enough to complain about. It obviously had more
    data to read.
    The biggest down side for me was the random function. While it has no
    problem with as many folders as you want to make looking for the next
    random song, if it plays a song you don't care to listen to at that time,
    when you forward to the next sing, it will go to the next song in the folder
    instead of the next random song. I do love that pushing one button turns
    random on and off. It is a fantastic unit.

    Nice HU, Nice Price

    Written By Jeff S., FWB, Fl. on Friday, August 29, 2008

    This is a very nice, sleek, quality Pioneer product. I cannot comment on all its functions such as USB and other specialty capabilities,,,, Nor what this unit is capable of without the use of an amp, sub, etc....I simply wanted a quality Tuner/CD player with lots of "sound-shaping" abilities and quality/clarity of sound.....well this is it- and more. I have been a Pioneer fan since my teens. This unit should solidify Pioneers commitment to making "The Good Stuff" to anyone who has not purchased Pioneer in awhile. There is a very wide range of EQ, Custom EQ, 'Loudness', Bass boost, MP3 "frequency boost", Subwoofer connectability, Etc, Etc.....AND, it looks super sharp in my trucks dashboard-----it functions AND sounds great! I also felt the need to write a review to share my views on what appears (according to some reviews) to be the downside of this model-------- ease of mentioned I don't use the USB connection or other such functions, BUT, after spending approx. 1 hr. with unit and manual, I feel confident navigating through the menu(s)........Read the manual OR be confused for days------ its no more simple OR complicated than that with this model. I would also mention briefly that if you happen to have a system that incorporates amps, subs, etc., this is compatible straight out of the box......just spend time with the various built in shaping capabilities. Would (and have) recommend to friends.

    Great Product

    Written By playerbigdog, Brookings, South Dakota on Thursday, August 28, 2008

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    First off all, Pioneer is one of the best brands on the market now. The installation process was simple enough. I like the sub and sound options that come available with it. You can't beat this CD deck. The 3.5 mm and USB option are great. I tend to not even use the 3.5 mm jack. The only down side is shuffeling through the USB files, but it good.


    Written By James, Appleton WI on Friday, August 22, 2008

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    Always been a Pioneer fan, and this unit is no letdown, either. I bought it for my 2K Sebring JXI convertible, and is pretty much perfect. Only thing to remember - if you are using the usb to hook up to your flash drive, make sure the drive is formatted FAT32, or else you will get very erratic behavior. Other than that, no flaws!

    Pioneer DEH-P5000UB

    Written By Eric, tucson az on Sunday, August 10, 2008

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    its really nice! i havent had any problems. it made my bose factory speakers sound a lot better than they did originally.

    Lots of Features, Complicated to Master

    Written By Ginsu, Stockton, Ca on Tuesday, August 05, 2008

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    I bought one of these for my twenty year old son. I Liked the way it looked and sounded. So I bought one for myself. It was not compatible with my 4th Generation iPod. So I bought a new iPod classic. The unit works great with the new iPod. The feature are many and the sequence for controlling the features is somewhat complicated. I have a challenge to learn to use all of them efficiently. When I get all the features mastered I am sure I will be very happy with it.

    Looks & sound, interface not bad

    Written By Anonymous, Centennial, CO on Sunday, August 03, 2008

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    Some are down on the interface of the Pioneers. My experience is that most things are intuitive. Even with the larger dial it can be a bit tough to navigate the menus. The remote makes the unit much easier to use on the road. One complaint: setting up station presets is very much not obvious to me. I can usually figure out most interfaces.

    On the plus side, however, the unit looks fantastic, very clean and elegant unlike the train wreck designs of some modern head units. The iPod interface works beautifully, very easy to find & select music. This is much, much better than using iPod with aux cable which I was doing previously. Charging the iPod at the same time is an extra bonus. Had to buy the cable extra.

    Sonically, it's a good unit tho I haven't done A B testing or anything. Clean, distortion free power up to higher volume levels enough to overcome my loud Jeep's noise floor. :) Tuner is quite good as well in terms of sound quality.

    In all, I'm extremely happy with this deck and the money was well spent -- comparing all the features, you get more expandability and capability out of the box for same price as other units (e.g., Alpine).

    Great Head Unit, Sounds Great!!!!!

    Written By David, Dallas, TX on Wednesday, July 30, 2008

    Amazing sound quality, sleek faceplate, easy controls, ipod search is really nice, only con, is that its hard to configure presets and set the clock but besides that its great.


    Written By Darin, El Segundo, CA on Tuesday, July 29, 2008

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    This unit installed easily and produces exceptional sound, even before replaceing the stock speakers.

    Following just a short time to familiarize oneself with it's operations, this unit also offers superior control of the car aido experience.

    Pioneer DEH-P5000UB

    Written By Jayne, Schererville on Tuesday, July 22, 2008

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    the stereo is AMAZING! It was worth every penny. I had to read the manual a little bit to completely understand it but other than that it is great! works well with my ipod and the sound quality is OUTSTANDING!

    Happy overall

    Written By Mike, San Antonio TX on Monday, July 14, 2008

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    Overall, I am happy with the look and layout on the unit. The setup is a little tricky. I had to read the manual. Once the setup was done, I found it
    fairly easy to use. I like the 3x6 pre-sets for XM tuner in addition to 3x6 pre-sets for FM. The radio seems sensitive to outside interference signals.
    Even my cell phone causes weird noises if held too close. The radio tuner is ok, but I believe my OEM radio had better reception. I was very pleased
    with Crutchfield service.


    Written By Victor, Cliffside Park, NJ on Wednesday, July 02, 2008

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    It's been some 15 years since I've been in the market for a car stereo, and the last time I was interested enough, I had a Pioneer cassette deck and it was great then. So after blowing some capillaries between the Alpine 9884 and the Pioneer 5000UB, I decided to go with what I know.

    Crutchfield not only promised this in 3 days, but it came in 2!! Everything I needed for installation was included and NOT ONE item missing. Had it professionally installed and the sound has me wishing I can replicate this in my home theater. I might have virgin ears, but this stereo gave my factory speakers new life. Probably the best fit for my 2004 Toyota Corolla.

    SIRIUS satellite sounds as good as FM, no choppy sound or lost signals. One MINOR letdown is that I cannot pause or rewind live SIRIUS broadcasts, but that's something I should have researched further and this should not discourage anyone from considering this stereo.

    iPod sounds great and SUPER LOUD with the volume at 20 (of 62). This aspect couldn't have been more important to me, as I've been a slave to those pathetic Monster iPod FM transmitter adapters for the last 6 years.

    In summary, Pioneer DEH-P5000UB is an excellent choice for the price if you want a seemless integration of iPod, satellite radio and superior sound.

    One question stays in my mind, however. How much better can the Pioneer FH-P8000BT and Pioneer DEH-P9800BT sound?

    Very Nice!

    Written By Charles, Pomfret Center, CT on Sunday, June 22, 2008

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    You can not beat the sound, features and performance for the price. I would highly recommend this unit to any of my friends.

    superb sound

    Written By freddie, chino ca. on Saturday, June 21, 2008

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    Just got this unit friday, as they promise thank you crutchfield. Had this unit install by a professional,unbeilieveable sound wayyyy better than the blaupunkt i had (sorry crutchfield that i had to returned).
    It's worth waiting.
    Thank you Crutchfield

    Great Product,Great Sound,Great Service

    Written By LPapagno, Groveland,Florida on Tuesday, June 17, 2008

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    What can I say about this receiver that has not already been said? It's
    unbelievably great! It was easy to install took about 2 hours and with all
    the extras that Crutchfield provides you can't go wrong period. I am so
    impressed with this company that without a doubt they will be my go to
    place online for my electronic needs.
    Let's start with service first. I ordered this receiver Sunday afternoon and
    received an email later that day that it had already shipped.WOW and all the
    extras that you'll need to install the receiver in your vehicle hardware and
    wires provided. The only thing you'll need is the USB cable for your IPOD
    hookup and you should have that from getting your IPOD in the first place if
    not order it here, 4th was the shipping I received my package Tuesday at
    10am 1 ½ days not bad.
    The Pioneer P50000UB has so many features and is so customizable that
    you'll be playing with it a long time before you figure out all the functions. I
    bought this mainly for my IPOD and maybe will listen to some talk radio. So
    if you're in the market for a great receiver and have an IPOD then grab this
    goodie you won't be sorry. It took 2 hours to install, but if I were more
    organized I could have done it in 30 minutes it's that easy to hook up.
    Thanks Crutchfield for great products and great service.

    Sounds Great

    Written By Chris, North Carolina on Tuesday, June 03, 2008

    I just put this product in my 2002 Nissan Altima with BOSE system. System sounds WAAYYYYY better with this pioneer. Really shows what the bose speakers can really do. IPOD control is awesome!!!!

    Sleek Design, Awesome Sound

    Written By Grant, Kentucky on Thursday, May 29, 2008

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    Let me first start by saying just how amazing crutchfield is in their communication, relaibility, service, and products. There is no other site on the internet I would rather order from. They are just unbeatable all over. But anyway lets get to the merchandise......incredible. This is one of the first recievers I have bought even though I have been modifying my own sound system with the stock radio in my mustang. I understood how to install them but have never had the chance to finally buy one and put one in. There is such a difference in overall sound and acoustics. The difference in sound with my single Alpine Type-R 12" is incredible. Sounds as if I upgraded my amp and woofer. The look of this deck is uncomparable and it doesnt look cheap and plasticy. It is also darker than what I thought, which is definitely a plus with most vehicles. Two features that I love are all the different EQ's and audio tweakings with all the subwoofer settings and the high and low pass filters built in--an awesome idea and a very nice feature to have. One of the last things I loved about my order is how crutchfield includes the mounting kit and wiring harness adapter free! Would recommend to anyone!

    Great Product!

    Written By David, Colorado Springs, CO on Sunday, May 25, 2008

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    I use this unit almost exclusively to play WMA disks created on my PC. It works great except for two little nits:

    1. The 16-segment display will not display an ampersand (&) which occurs in a surprising number of album and song names. Since there is a distinctly recognizable 16-segment version of the ampersand, this must be an oversight.

    2. It does not have a "skip" function when playing tracks randomly. This should be a trivial addition to the whole range of Pioneer products (none of them seem to have it) to permit me to skip over the current randomly selected song and go to the next randomly selected song. Just nice to do sometimes...

    Great sound, and easy to use once set up. Now every member of our family has Pioneer products in our vehicles.

    Very nice deck for the price

    Written By Jason, Madison, WI on Tuesday, May 20, 2008

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    Purchased this deck to replace a failing Sony Xplod. This deck is 100 times better than the Sony was. Sound is fuller, with more options for EQ.

    iPod control is very nice. I have only listened to a CD once since purchase, just to test it out.

    Would recommend this to anyone looking for good sound, a lot of features at a good price.

    Pioneer = Awesome in a 08 Civic

    Written By Clay, Ridgeland Ms on Monday, May 19, 2008

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    Love the radio, simple face awesome features. Easy layout easy to use, my only gripe is that it doesn't seem to pump enough power to my factory speakers. I have to turn it all the way up to 25 before I can hear the speakers. My fiancee has a pioneer that will blow you out of the vehicle on 19? What gives? I had it professionally installed because I wasn't brave enough to rip into a new vehicle.

    Don't think twice, get this!!!!

    Written By Jerrell, Mount Pleasant, SC on Thursday, May 15, 2008

    I own a 99 maxima with a Bose factory radio installed. It served me well till last year around september when the CD player died. So I went 8 months without a CD player. My amazing girlfriend, soon to be wife, bought me this on the 10th of May and I installed it on the 14th. Let me tell you that cannot go wrong with this radio! It blows the bose out of the water....100 times over!! The sound is incredible!! I have the sound adjusted to the way I always wanted it and the factory speakers sound WAY better!! I can't believe the sound I am getting! All the features you will need and it is simple and nice! It even reads the tracks on the cd if the cd has that information on it to display! The CD's sound amazing, as so the radio! You can even give your cd's title names, which I thought was cool.

    Crutchfield tech support was really helpful. If you have a 99 maxima, make sure when you use the scosche amplifer gain control, to make sure that you connect the blue power antenna and system remote(blue/white) wire together and connect both to the blue wite on the pioneer wiring harness!! I did everything except that right and I had no sound! Thanks Crutchfield for your help!

    If you need an awesome deck that can be expandable and not pricey, this is the deck to get! It even comes with a USB extension cable. You will not believe the difference in sound when you take that old Bose out!

    Good, but...

    Written By Jack, Concord, CA on Tuesday, May 13, 2008

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    I buy Pioneer receivers to try to get the best FM for the money. Through the years I have purchased several. This one performs as expected.

    I hate the multi-function control / menu setup. It must seem like a good idea to those who think this stuff all day.

    Great Receiver!

    Written By Shawn, Pasadena TX on Saturday, May 03, 2008

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    This is a very nice receiver. The controls are a little different, but it didn't take long to learn. I added a 6.5" 200W Bazooka subwoofer to my truck a few days before I received this product. Changing from an average Sony CD Receiver to this Pioneer transformed the sound quality of the Bazooka and the factory speakers!! The iPod control is great. You can also switch back and forth between the receiver controlling the iPod or controlling the iPod from itself if you want. The high-pass filter is great blocking the bass from the factory speakers, and the low-pass filter is great for the subwoofer.

    I would definitly recommend this unit!

    Great upgrade from factory stereo

    Written By Mike, Boston, MA on Friday, April 18, 2008

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    This replaced the stock Monsoon head unit from my '02 VW Golf and so far I'm very happy with the change. First thing I noticed was how much better the bass response and overall sound quality was. iPod integration with my iPod Touch is good but some features take a little getting used to. If you decide to control the iPod from the H.U. scrolling through artists is a little slow but tolerable. I also installed the Sirius tuner which is great. It's nice to have one unit capable of controlling multiple sources, it was a pain trying to find a place for the separate satellite radio, ipod, CD's etc. This clears up a lot of clutter which is good for me.

    The biggest drawback for me is the menu navigation. Sometimes the menus are not exactly intuitive and the multi function knob can be a bit of a pain while driving. I find that I use the remote a fair amount if I need to do serious tweaking while on the road. Also, I wish there was a way to adjust the brightness of the display. It will dim when you turn on the lights but it would be nice to have a way to adjust it manually.

    The install went well once I realized that my car doesn't have switched power on the factory harness. (VW has to make it hard sometimes) Once I figured out a way around that and ran a wire to the cigarette lighter for the dimmer all systems are a go.

    Pioneer DEH-P5000UB

    Written By Tom, Columbus, Ohio on Monday, April 14, 2008

    With buying my new
    (to me) '01 Blazer I
    knew from past
    experience with a
    factory CD player,
    it would need to be
    replaced. I chose
    this unit by
    plugging in my car
    info, and with
    advice from tech. I
    was wanting to
    install the
    DEH-P6000UB but was
    told it wouldn't
    fit. Oh contrare! The 6000UB will fit
    with room in the
    back to plug in AUX,
    USB and RCA's. If I
    had to do it over I
    would have gone with
    the P6000UB. No
    problems at all with
    the installation of
    the DEH-P5000UB.
    Learning to use the
    controller was a bit
    of a challenge. The
    manual is a little
    vague about some
    operations. But with
    repeated use it gets
    pretty easy to
    scroll through the
    menus. It works
    great with USB flash
    (thumb) drives, and
    with an older Sirius
    unit thru the FM.
    The previous owner
    had installed after
    market speakers so
    music sounds
    excellent! I was
    disappointed to see
    the reviews on
    Pioneer's CD-BTB200
    Bluetooth Adapter. I
    was hoping to be
    able to use my new
    LG Muzic as another
    source of tunes as
    well as having a
    hands free phone.
    Apparently that
    bluetooth adapter
    has a lot of
    problems with most
    phones. So that will
    wait until Pioneer
    builds a better
    bluetooth adapter.
    The DEH-P5000UB is a
    great buy for under


    Written By Nathan, Loveland, Co on Thursday, April 10, 2008

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    I put it in my 02 Celica and it sounds good. I have a 6 inch bazooka with and it and its still thumping. Notice the blue is more of a turquoise then the typical LED blue. In some pictures it looks darker then others so I assumed that the light was just making it look more turquoise. I have had no problems yet, it takes a little time getting use to how the deck is set up, mainly because it diffrent from others. The dimming option is nice, but difficult to do if you have a small car. Good luck trying to connect the wire the dimming hook up/wire for your lights. The USB conection is great, I drilled a hole on the back of the extra plastic part and to feed it through the back so that I do not have a bunch of wires all over, looks nice.

    Great Sound, Not Super Easy to Use

    Written By Mike, Spokane, WA on Monday, March 31, 2008

    I purchased this unit to install into my motorhome. I had replaced the stock
    speakers with some Blaupunkt units last fall and was excited to mate them
    to a decent reciever. The sound is spectacular. The improvement made
    with the Pioneer unit over the OEM receiver is astounding.

    Operationally, though, I'm more than disappointed. Two big drivers were
    (1) iPOD control and (2) Ease of use. For 1, I discovered after I recieved
    the unit that it only controls iPODs post generation 5. Of course, I have a
    gen 4 iPOD. I don't believe that this was obvious in the literature or the
    writeups. Also, I find the control knob very hard to use. Push in and push
    to the side takes some getting used to. After playing with it for a day, I stil
    l haven't gotten the hang of it. Also, I don't think that the menus are all
    that intuitive. A last grip is that it doesn't display RDS information from
    the FM radio stations. Wow. A high end unit that doesn't do that shocks

    Doing it again, I would've gotten the Pioneer because the sound is
    spectacular and it has one of the best looks of any car reciever I have ever
    seen. However, I would've gone ahead and gotten the '4000' instead of
    the '5000'. The benefit of 2-line display is marginalized when there is no
    RDS on radio and the iPOD limitations on the particular 4th generation unit
    that I have force me to use the audio input only (unless I want to buy an
    additional expensive adaptor).

    Terrific Raido-Great Features

    Written By JAMES, ny on Saturday, March 29, 2008

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    I just installed one of these in my RAV4 two weeks ago. Sooooooooo...much better than OEM radio. Much better sound and sensitivity. And the joystick type rotating control knob is very handy after a little getting used to it. Displays and menus are very nice. And the face is relatively clean and does not have the juke box look of many of the car stereos I looked at.

    Even with the stock speakers, the sound is great.

    I used the Crutchfield kit and install was very easy. I brought the USB cable and AUX input cable into the little stowage compartment after I slightly enlarged an exiisting opening in the rear corner.

    The Pioneer manual is a little clunky but useable. Took about 2 hours to do it all.

    I don't have an iPOD but used a USB thumb drive to store ripped CDs and downloadeod music files. The radio works great with it and shows artist/folder/song/track info on the main display and works very nicely.

    I thought the remote was overkill but after using it for a short time it really is great. Small, thin and very easy to use. Sits well in the little phone pocket in the center console area.

    Crutchfield was great with info and I ordered it online on Sunday afternoon and it was on my front porch 47 hours later. Give them a look.

    Pioneer DEH-P5000UB

    Written By Kevin, Chambersburg, PA on Saturday, March 29, 2008

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    What a nice tuner. Very sharp, blended into the car dash easily, the directions were again impecable that came with the unit. This is now two that I have purchased and placed in cars for my kids since Christmas and I wouldn't want to get them from anybody else. Everybody else nickel and dimes you on the stuff you need to install the radio. Ths pioneer product keeps up with the current music storage products (i.e. Ipod) and my son had his working through the unit before I finished placing the dash trim back in place. Pioneer, Crutchfield, and Crutchfields customer support are second to none.

    A Super Product

    Written By James, Scotts Valley, CA on Wednesday, March 26, 2008

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    I bought a Pioneer car stereo because I wanted an excellent FM radio receiver, and I'm not disappointed. The "Super Tuner" is absolutely excellent. It was reasonably easy to install with using the supplied connectors and brackets - worked right away. I gave it 5 stars from my own personal viewpoint, but some may find this thing quite complicated to use. I work with computers all day and am comfortable with the zillion options on this thing, but I suppose it could be daunting to some persons. I'm very pleased with it, and it's a joy to use. The modular accessory concept is very cool too - I also have the HD radio adapter, and FM HD radio is amazing.

    Great Investment

    Written By Joel, Hickory and Boone, NC on Tuesday, March 18, 2008

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    This was truly a
    great investment. I
    got the satellite
    radio tuner with it.
    The directions and
    install went off
    without a hitch.
    The functions of the
    radio are very well
    laid out. I really
    like the dial. the
    display is nice and
    works great with the
    satellite tuner and
    adapter. Love it
    and recommend it to
    everybody. It
    really looks great
    in my '97 Dodge Ram