Pioneer DEH-P6800MP

CD receiver with MP3/WMA playback

Item #: 130DEHP680

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Original Price: $259.99

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Pioneer's DEH-P6800MP CD player lets you bring your iPod on the road without giving up a bit of control. Just connect Pioneer's optional iPod interface adapter, plug in your iPod, and take control of your whole music library right from the radio's motorized, slide-down faceplate. The adapter allows you to use the large Rotary Commander knob to fill in for the iPod's Click Wheel, while artist names, and track information, and even menus show up on the stereo's lush, multi-line Organic EL display.

The DEH-P6800MP can also control an optional satellite radio tuner, and play back your MP3- and WMA-loaded discs. It can even handle the AAC files you've created in Apple's iTunes software. If AM/FM radio is more your speed, you'll be amazed by clarity and power of Pioneer's Supertuner IIID+.

You won't have to worry about sound quality with the stereo's powerful built-in amplifier on hand. Pioneer's Easy EQ gives you five preset sound curves for a quick sound fix, plus you can adjust 7 different frequencies for more fine-tuning. Everybody can take turns running the show with the included remote control.

Building a bigger system? Use the three sets of preamp outputs to connect your amplifiers and subs. The DEH-P6800MP's onboard high- and low-pass filters help maximize system performance. Have a portable player? Connect it to the front panel auxiliary input.

Product Highlights:

  • CD player with built-in MOSFET50 amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
  • slide-down, motorized, detachable face with Organic EL display
  • CD, CD-R, and CD-RW compatible, including discs loaded with MP3, WMA, and AAC files (not compatible with songs downloaded from Apple iTunes Music Store)
  • Supertuner IIID (18 FM/6 AM presets)
  • Easy EQ (5 preset curves, 2 user settings, and a 7-band graphic EQ)
  • loudness (3 levels)
  • front auxiliary input (Note: this input takes a nonstandard, 2.5mm sub mini jack)
  • three sets of preamp outputs
  • high-and low-pass filters for improved speaker performance
  • iPod-ready (CDIB100 adapter required)
  • satellite radio-ready (XM or SIRIUS tuner, subscription, and antenna required)
  • remote control
  • clock
  • CD frequency response: 5-20,000 Hz
  • CD signal-to-noise ratio: 94 dB
  • FM sensitivity: 8 dBf
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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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Third Times a Charm

Written By Isaiah, Hilo, HI on Friday, February 23, 2007

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I gotta say dat dis iz much betta than I expected it fo be cuz I had 2 decks befo dis one. Da ferst one was one Kenwood, which wasnt dat bad, but it ste missin da high end sounds dat I like alot. Afta dat I got a Sony deck, which was pretty cool cuz it could change colors and stuffs and da highs was pretty aight, but den da DSO feetcher kinda wen mess wit da highs at louder volumes, so den I had fo cut out da DSO wen lisning loud. So den I wen try out dis Pioneer, and I jus hafta say that dis one is da one. Da mane ting I was goin fo was da 7-band EQ, which makes everyting sound way betta. Da EQ bringd out da highs, and let me say dat it definetlee bringd out da lows! Wit a sub all you gotta do is boost up da low frequensees, witout even raisin da "bass" and it will more den just fill out da low end. And on top of da frequencee increes, wit da "bass" increes, there is also a "subwoofer" increes. My little 8" Ported Assassin sub pounds jus as much as my old seeld 12" sub. And da "loudness" has 3 setings, low, medium, and high, wit every one enhansing da low and da highs. I jus gotta say dat dis one is awesome! Oh yeah, da display is nice to!

Pioneer DEH-P6800MP

Written By Ray, Elkhart , Kansas on Monday, February 05, 2007

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Man This is one of the best sounding units I've heard in a long time . Has very good Bass lots of things you can set to make it sound better . I also put Infinity 6012si in the front and JBL - GT0927 6x9's in the back and man it will blast you out . You got to get this one .

Pioneer 6800mp Top shelf

Written By 8track, Huntsville,Al on Tuesday, January 30, 2007

This CD mp3 player is just awesome, amazing, and very smooth. Display and audio adjustments are premier with this unit. The 7-band EQ gives you the ability to dial into your custom sound enhancement for your listening pleasures. Bought my 6800mp last summer'06, I love how it plays a mp3 cd with a 150 songs or more and you can have folders and sub-folders,the only thing I recommend is to keep the faceplate out of freezing temps.Other than that this head unit is destined to be a "Classic".


Greatt Head Unit!

Written By Tabisola, San Dimas, CA on Sunday, January 28, 2007

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After one of my co-workers referred me to Crutchfield, Not only did I find it a better deal but it came with a free installation kit! Which was very helpful. I like feature that automatically opens the face of the unit so that you can remove it for security. Overall this head unit is GREAT!

Great all around head unit

Written By kylerm04, Dayton, OH on Monday, January 22, 2007

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One sentence.... I love this head unit...

Thats all it really takes to sum up this review, I've had a pioneer since 2002 and have never had a problem at all. Great features, great styling, awesome compatibily and functionality. It does everything I need it to do and more.

Crutchfield had incredibly fast shipping and very helpful customer service(I used the wrong screws) I highly reccommend getting this head unit. Crutchfield also had the best price. I think I've said enough, I've got my point accross

WOW Amazing Head Unit

Written By Korey, Barnum, MN on Saturday, January 20, 2007

Wow this is an amazing head unit. I just got it installed in my 2000 Kia Sephia, and for a crapy car it really makes it sound alot better. I also have it hooked up to my two 12in. Kicker CompVR's with 450 watts running to each one, and boy they pound at the back of your head. I would really recomend this unit, definately worth the money. With the right speakers this thing will really turn heads in your direction! WOW!

Awesome Head Unit

Written By Trevor, Toledo, Ohio on Friday, January 05, 2007

First off this is seriously the best head unit ive ever owned........Ive had quite a few in the past and this one takes the cake with ease.

The display is amazing with tons of options and features which yes, can get confusing but if you just mess around with it for a lil bit and read the manual you will be breazing through in no time. The sound quality is exceptional and the durability of this unit is very nice.

all in all if you can find a better cd player for the money then go for it, but I doubt there is much better out there for the price.

Get it and you wont regret it I swear!!!!!!!!

Simply wonderful

Written By Scotty!, Oklahoma on Wednesday, January 03, 2007

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This head unit has been excellent. Easy install thanks to Crutchfield's packaging. I.E. Complete wiring harness / and mounting kit. Had a problem with wiring harness on my model of truck, but Crutchfield’s excellent staff shipped out the correct one with no problems at all. If you are looking at buying this or any other CD player, or car stereo component, then do not hesitate to order from Crutchfield. Crutchfield has excellent service, good packaging, and good prices. You might find it cheaper, but you will not get it cheaper with everything it comes with from Crutchfield.

Pros: This is an excellent CD player, and AM FM radio controls. Those are the only two features I am using as of now. No problems using anything, excellent clarity, and the changeable backgrounds are sweet.

Cons: Only two, #1 is the remote is the only good way to control this beast. The knob on the face is almost impossible to use with any real accuracy. Hard to get in and out of different menus using main control knob, the remote is much easier. #2: it may have too many features, if that is a problem. Once you set it up it is very easy to use and navigate using the remote.

Pioneer DEH-P6800MP

Written By Adam, Rittman, Ohio on Saturday, December 30, 2006

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I'd agree with most other reviewers that this is a nice stereo for the money and installation was well documented by Crutchfield. However, I can only give it 3 stars because the iPod interface (which is almost the only way I listen to music) has a few flaws.

For one, the on-screen display for iPod music supports several variations: Artist / Album, Song / Album, etc. *but* it is missing a critical one: Song / Artist! I cannot imagine how this is not some sort of engineering mistake.

Second, I have a very large collection of music on my iPod and, while I believe that the wheel control is probably better than any other head unit for iPod navigation, I still find myself spinning that wheel for quite some time if I am trying to get to an artist that begins with the letter M for example. It moves through the list a bit on the slow side. I wish they had some way to jump through the list faster if you spin the wheel faster.

Also, navigation of the iPod menus is not great if you are currently playing a song. All you can really do is go forward a track, backward a track, or press list to return you to the main menu. So if I was listening to an album by a band and want to go back and listen to another album by the same band I need to go back to the main menu, find the band again, and pick the different album. This combined with the slow scrolling wheel can be frustrating.

Lastly, if you want to pause music, you have to press the dial in, select Function, roll the dial to Pause, and then press the dial. This is a pain if you have a phone call come in and want to quickly pause your music. A pause button would have been nice

Put this in a 1999 VW Golf III Wolfsburg. Pretty easy!

Written By Todd, Ashburn, VA on Thursday, December 28, 2006

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1999 VW Golf III

I'd give this unit and installing it 4.75 stars, but I had to round up! :)

I ended up getting this Pioneer, iPod adapter, and XM module from Crutchfield. Put it all in yesterday. Took about 5 hours to do it all, with a run to HD for a connector, and a lunch break mixed in. Crutchfield's instructions and the little tools and wiring harness they sent along made it pretty easy to do. Now I have one very happy daughter!

Biggest problem I had was stuffing all the extra wires in behind the radio!

And Pioneer rocks! Everything worked perfectly on the first try, and she and I agree: It *does* sound better than the stock unit did, and we used the same stock VW speakers.

The display has adjustable brightness, but the lights around the buttons and knob do not -- as least as far as we can tell. They are bright, but not a reason to skip this unit. I would get this HU again.

Crutchfield is awesome. Had they not provided the instructions about popping out the vent control panel, I would have spent an additional hour figuring out how and if I needed to do it all. We actually had fun putting it in, and it was what some may consider an intensive install, with the iPod and XM units in addition to the HU.

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Written By John, Allen, TX on Wednesday, December 27, 2006

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Solid, clean sound, with numerous features including extremely flexible sound shaping options that set the upper end Pioneers apart from competitors. You will be wasting money if you don’t pair this unit with quality speakers as you really do get what you pay for. I mostly use the remote as it puts most everything at your fingertips. It is safer as well as you can keep your eyes on the road. I don’t use an Ipod so the remote also overcomes the hindrance of an Ipod-oriented control approach on the faceplate. The glowing blue faceplate lights are on the bright side as noted in other reviews. I don't understand why Pioneer didn't tie these indicators to the vehicle dimmer signal like they did with the plasma display (which already has a brightness adjustment anyway). There are various plasma display options which I don’t care about – I just set it to display useful information full time. This unit is worth the money for its performance, features, and appearance.

Sound. Soul. Vision and Precision!!!!

Written By Djones, Birmingham, Ala on Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Okay!?!? I truly can NOT say enough wonderful things about the DEH-6800! It's a great Head Unit. I've got this jewel installed in my '92 CAMARO RS and it ROCKS! The controls are fantastic....THE COMMANDER knob may look a little odd to SOME at first glance being that there are no traditional preset buttons OR seek/track buttons. But when you're driving down the highway and have the ease & safety of pushing the same control knob to change a song/mp3 folder/file and turn the volume Up/Down all in the same movement!?!? Good feature really in a sports car. I've read other reviews from people that LOVE the 6800's features but hate the brightness of the display?!?!? Or the REVERSE mode of the display.....if they only READ the manual you can turn the reverse lighting mode OFF! (I'll agree the REVERSE lighting display is annnoying!!! I'm crazy about this head unit but not crazy in the literal sense......I KEEP my 6800 with the reverse set to OFF cause it bugged me.) You can also set the DIMMER for when your headlights are on AND even MANUALLY adjust the brightness of the unit so PLEASE BUY THE UNIT....ooops it's sold out?!?! Guess that America agrees this is a awesome piece then huh? Crutchfield RE-STOCKS...then buy it! (LMAO) The Pioneer 6800 is awesome I love it and so will YOU! Read the manual and learn the remote control -DJ

Great budget radio

Written By George, Atlanta, GA on Wednesday, December 20, 2006

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Altogether a good radio. Good tuning, good ipod integration, fair CD controls. The flaws are that the dimmer works on the screen, but not on the super-bright LED's in the controls. It is very distracting at night. The entertainment background on the display is more like a screensaver.

Crutchfield and Pioneer

Written By Shane, Livermore, Ca. on Wednesday, December 20, 2006

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I purchased this unit for my 2006 WRX. It fits great and the instructions included in the box were awesome. The install took about an hour. 45 minutes to crimp the wires to the harness and about 15 to do the actual installation into the car.

It looks great in the dash and the sound is just so much better than factory. Next step is some decent speakers to replace the stick ones.

The only thing that might bother me is how bright the unit is. I actually like it, bright lights, flashing lights, they all rock, but after awhile I have noticed that it sticks out a bit much, but I can live with that.

I would buy this head unit again.


Written By Greg, Tampa, FL on Thursday, December 14, 2006

Won't drag this out, but if you are at all sensitive to bright lights eminating from your dash, DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT buy this head unit. I actually came on the review board here today to see if anyone else noticed this major flaw. What makes it worse is that each of the chosen displays REVERSE field. While the sound is great, the brightness is enough that I wish I had not purchased this unit.

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Written By dreamstream, concord, nh on Sunday, December 10, 2006

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I found these customer reveiws very helpfull in deciding to purchase this unit, so heres my 2 cents.
put one in my ford f150 and my wifes vw jetta along with the pioneer ipod adapters. install in the 150 was cake. found nice place behind glove box to stash the ipod adapter. vw is real tight behind unit, tough to get those wires stuffed in but doable. stuffed ipod adapter in center console. very happy with unit. blows the factory units away, even the monsoon. factory speakers sound great. the ipod adapters are great makes using these very easy, scrolling through files is a little slower than the infamous thumb wheel but ok. fm reception is as good or better than factory. an overall great unit. love eq flexability. i have no problem with brightness of display, set it on a low key nonanimated graphic and watch the road!

Nice...but missing some easy to use features

Written By Eugene, Richmond, VA on Wednesday, November 29, 2006

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This unit is well made and installs easily. The display is bright enough to see even in direct sunlight and has several options like a screensaver. The unit has fair power but the sound is not as clean as some of the CEA certified units. I am afraid with the massive number of features, some of them are hard to access with the few buttons located on the face of the radio. The steps to get through the menus can be tedious at times and a front panel mute is not available. There is an attenuation control on the remote though. I got the optional Ipod controller and it works well...much better than the one on the Clarion unit I also have in another vehicle. I may give this unit higher marks the longer I live with it, but for now the control menus are still a negative issue.


Written By ruudboy, PLANO, TEXAS on Wednesday, November 29, 2006

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Its been three weeks since I bought the P6800 and I must say im very impressed. I have it on my 02 jetta and im not having any brightness issues contrary to what some reviews state. . You can't have this unit without the Pioneer CD-IB100II Interface Adapter for your Ipod, its a must get.The subwoofer controls are great and so is the multicontrol even though the learning curve is kinda high. Overall this unit is for you if your looking for a fair priced unit with all the features you could wish for in a fair priced unit. With crutchfield it was business as usual, I made the order and they delivered fast with everything I needed.

Go Pioneer and Crutchfield!

Written By Koolwilly, Washington D.C. on Wednesday, November 29, 2006

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Ordered Sunday nite came Tuesday evening! Great Radio a little different to work but not hard to learn. I was going to order the DEH-P77DH, I have one in my car which is a few years old but still one of the best out there! The only reason for not going with it was that it still does not play MP3's. So I went with this 1 din unit. Crutchfield sent everything that was needed to fit in my 1.5 din faceplate for free, and it looks great! Took longer to join the wires than to install the radio. I do'nt know if it matters but the 2.5mm aux input accepts a 1/8 to 3/32 adapter, so I did not have search the net for one like some others. Nice sound plenty of power & bass and I am still using factory speakers. Have not used at night yet so can't comment on radio brightness. Good buy I even got the Ipod hookup for free!

Great for Ipod

Written By TheMan7521, Ohio on Wednesday, November 29, 2006

This is my first car stereo install and let me tell you it was very easy. I even installed the ipod interface right into my glove box. Everything looks prfessionally done.
The Head Unit is great I only use it to play my ipod with about 3500 songs. As long as you have playlists it is easy to navigate and the remote makes a world of diffrence while driving a standard. Next step is to install the subs, where as this unit has a sub hook up where you can turn on and off your subs without an external switch. It is a great item and I got a free ipod interface from customer appreciation week.
Crutchfield is great.

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Written By JCliff, Litchfield, NH on Thursday, November 23, 2006

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i purchased this product after reading most of the reviews of all of the people that had purchased it before me. i decided to give it a shot because it had some awsome reviews. let me tell you, if you are interested in a pioneer cd player this is the one for you. it is such an amazing product, it is very easy to get through all of the menu options with just the one center knob. i absolutely recommend this deck to anyone that is looking to get into car audio and doesnt want to spend a bundle. awsome product, awsome quality, awsome buy!!!

2003 Acura CL

Written By Todd, MA on Tuesday, November 21, 2006

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I first installed the 6800 in my 2003 Acura CL types S (without NAV). Initially, i loved it. The display is very nice and the sound is excellent. I also installed with it the Pioneer CD-iB100ii Ipod Interface and the PAC SWI-PS steering wheel controls adapter. The Ipod interface is awesome with this unit. There are 3 lines of text when you are browsing through the ipod and 2 lines when a song is playing. There is a slight delay if you try to browse through the ipod really fast but i did not find it to be a problem with normal use whatsoever. Now for the BAD. I do not recommend this cd player for this car (or any like it). Because of where it is positioned and the angle at which it is positioned the screen is way to bright at night. The screen is basically aimed directly at the driver and at night this thing looks like the holy grail. It was very distracting on a dark road at night. The only other issue i had with this deck was that it will not show you the artist and song title at the same time when playing the ipod. This would be the most obvious option for me and when listening to a mix cd that i did not create myself it would be extremely useful. I also had some humming noise coming through the speakers with this deck but do not think it was at fault. Long story short, i upgraded to the 7800 and could not be happier. It's hard to believe but the screen alot better and full color of course. Also, all of the problems with the 6800 are fixed. The 7800 has much less lit up and what is lit up is a darker blue and is much less bright. Because the track time is fixed on the screen of the 7800 it has more options for displaying song/album/track information.

Overall great once you get the bugs out

Written By smarc1214, Tallmadge, OH on Sunday, November 19, 2006

The unit itself is outstanding. The sound is terrific. I also found that Sirius doesn't quite work right. I can't get the function control that switches views to work. I called Pioneer and they just said that I was correct, the function button doesn't work on any of their units with Sirius. So you can't switch from song title to button number. This isn't a big deal because if you quickly switch to the next channel and back the button number is displayed for a few seconds. Since I was able to fix the brightness problem, and I have a workaround for the function button not working with Sirius, I am very happy.

Pioneer DEH-P6700MP Replacement

Written By Jess, Saint Louis MO on Monday, November 13, 2006

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This was purchsed as a replacement to a DEH-P6700. I found that the DEH-P6700 was a great unit and was very easy to learn my way around the controls. The optional Steering wheel remote control worked well with the 6700 but not all features of the factory provided remote for the 6800 were available on the Steering wheel remote. The 6800 sounds great and offers more sound enhancement options. The controls are a little more difficult to figure out unlike the 6700. Overall very satisfied with the replacement.

Excellent head unit

Written By obrandt, Chicago, IL on Saturday, October 28, 2006

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I recently purchased this new head unit after finally giving up on my factory head unit in our 2002 Toyota 4Runner. The Pioneer DEH-P6800MP is an excellent choice. I installed this about a week ago now, and I absolutely love it. Looks, sound, and integrated iPod controls.

Don't let the brightness of the display scare you off. In my opinion this is a non-issue. I would imagine your personal opinion of the display brightness may vary depending on where the unit sits in your dash. In my 4Runner, it sits pretty far below eye level and it isn't distracting at all. Again, for me it's a non-issue.

I'm also big iPod guy (i.e. never use the tuner, and only use the cd player when I forget to charge my iPod). I don't know about the rest of you, but I ALWAYS forget to charge my iPod. There's nothing worse than having to ride in silence b/c your iPod gave out on you. The radio just isn't an option. Why spend $50 to buy one of those car iPod chargers and a cassette adapter or a FM transmitter, and have all these cords and bulky adapters plugged into your cigarette lighter? Get yourself the Pioneer CD-iB100ii iPod Interface along with this head unit, like I did, and you're definitely good to go. I installed both in less than an hour and a half.

I now have the iPod interface installed in the dash, and connect my iPod in the glove. No visible cords or bulky adapters and I have full control all through the Pioneer DEH-P6800MP. To top it all off, my iPod now charges while connected! Next speakers. :)

Good value with a few nits to pic

Written By donahue, Colorado Springs, CO on Tuesday, October 24, 2006

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I decided to replace the factory unit in my Ford F350 and I wanted an inexpensive unit that had front AUX input and would play MP3 CDs.

I read the reviews and was concerned about the units brightess. My concerns were realized when I drove out in the country at night with no moon or any other lights. I have already started to get used to it but I would be nice to be able to dim the buttons instead of just the display.

I have only two other nits to pick:
1. In random mode, selecting the next track selects the next track in order instead of the next random track. Bummer.

2. There is no pause button the main unit. To pause the unit quickly you must use the remote. Selecting pause on the unit involves several pushes and clicks using the function selector which means it is basically useless. The remote is your friend. Learn to use it.

Overall, for the price, it is a nice unit with great sound and features, even with my stock speakers. Speaker replacement is next.

Awesome Head Unit for a Great Price

Written By Sam, Manchester, MI on Saturday, October 21, 2006

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I originally purchased this head unit mainly because I wanted to have XM radio and my iPod hooked up directly without having to use FM modulators. After installation, though, it turned out to be worth much more than that, and I like it so much better than the factory CD player on my Corolla.

-The AUX port on the front makes it incredibly easy to connect your iPod without having to use an FM transmitter. Make sure you buy a connector cable with a 2.5mm input jack though.
-XM connected to and controlled by the head unit is smooth and easy to use.
-It's really easy to control the power going to the subs.
-The control knob gives the unit a really streamlined look without tons of little buttons. It's not clunky or awkward to use like some have said.
-The blue display is really nice. Some say it's way too bright, but I find that even at night it isn't at all distracting.

-The faceplate has to be open to access the AUX port in the front. It doesn't make anything harder to use but it also doesn't look that good.
-Because of the multi-function control knob, there is a relatively high learning curve. Keep the instruction manual with you and you'll be fine.

Overall I love it and it's perfect for my needs. And Crutchfield's service was amazing; it came with free shipping and I still received it in 2 days.

Best bang for the Buck

Written By Harley, Portland OR on Tuesday, October 17, 2006

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I couldnt resist the price on this unit. Initially, I wasnt impressed with the sound and was a bit puzzled about the controls, but now that its been in use for about a week, I have the controls down and the sound is dialed in. I do not think you can top this system for this price.

At first listen, I was convinced I needed a subwoofer setup because even using the "powerful" equalizer curve, it sounded like there was no bottom end. This was before I found the separate Bass settings and the separate Loudness settings. Lets just say that there is no longer any need for any sort of powered subwoofer. This stereo and my JBL speakers put out all the volume and bass my ears can stand.

Also, the ipod controls are super easy to use and maintain the same process you use on your ipod, however, you can safely just tuck your ipod away. I chose the glove box for mine.

The dimmer feature does make the display face dim when you turn on the lights, and you can adjust it from a brightness of 1-15... I have mine set on about 10... but it doesnt dim the control lighting which is very bright. I hope Pioneer takes care of that in future models. It isnt dangerously bright, but it is a little annoying at night.

Crutchfield sent me all the exact harnesses I needed for a quick hookup, and two different times I called with stupid questions which they quickly answered without even laughing. Both times it was late at night.

I have found specific products for less money at other locations, but I doubt they would provide the support both before and after the sale that Crutchfield.

awesome power

Written By Matt, hanover, pa on Saturday, September 30, 2006

i replaced my factory cd/cassette with this pioneer and i love it. i never knew the factory speakers could sound so good. 1 hitch though i used the steering wheel interface unit so i can use my radio controls from my steering wheel and the chart that was included was a little hard to understand and i didn't get programming the device right away, but crutchfield tech support helped me out and it works 100%, thanks crutchfield ! and pioneer of course.

The best I've used

Written By Jadus, Arizona on Friday, September 29, 2006

WOW! I have gone through alot of head units in the past 5 years due to vehicle changes and I've mainly stuck with Pioneer. This is in my 1999 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor and is powering 4 Pioneer TS-A6981R 6x8's and it sounds pretty nice. The separate Sub controls are great and really come in handy. Great OEL that really illuminates the interior. Great all around Head Unit.

Better than I expected

Written By chiefbrett1, kansas on Thursday, September 28, 2006

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I love this head unit. I was a little nervous about how bright it might be but its not to bad, not enough to bother me. Some also said that it is a little complicated to use but I have not had to open the manual on anything. Awesome looks and graphics, doesn't matter if I don't have a full color screen. This is my second Pioneer head unit and so far I would not consider anything else.

better than a Bose Head deck

Written By Selwyn, Houston on Wednesday, September 27, 2006

I replaced my Bose Headunit on my Maxima, with this stereo and used the existing Bose speakers. The sound is amazing and detailed. There are so many Sound customizations. You do not need to pay more than $300 to get a great system. This is it. I also have the Ipod connection which is a seemless and most worthwhile investment. Listen to the other reviews and you will see why Pioneer Rules!

p.s. The screen is not that bright! contrary to many reviews

Excellent Replacement

Written By AzJose, Chandler, AZ on Wednesday, September 27, 2006

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I got this unit to replace an old Sony Xplode unit. I wanted MP3, iPod and XM in one unit. The 6800mp does that and more. I like the features of having IP-bus links to attach components, very nice.

Installation with all the provided hardware from Crutchfield made installing a snap. Took maybe 1 hour to install everything. The longest part was crimping the wiring harness together.

Setting up all the presets and such was easy once you learn the way thru the menus. I figured I would fumble thru it, but reverted to the manual, reading the manual would be highly recommended, lots of stuff to know.

For the price, can't be this unit at all.

Just As Good As The DEH-P8600MP

Written By Yves, Hillside, NJ on Monday, September 25, 2006

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Don't let those more expensive head units fool you, the only reason that makes those other models cost more then this, is the display. My friend has a DEH-P8600MP and we have identical sound systems and I heard no real noticible difference in quality.

I am not really interested in pretty displays as much as I am in sound quality and this definitely gets the job done. Even on a stock system this headunit makes the bass and clearity come alive.

My only beef with it is that the Radio Tuner is controlled by the turnknob instead of having individual preset buttons but other then that, this is definitely a great buy and I am happy with my purchase.

Consistent With Pioneer

Written By Jason, Minnesota on Friday, September 22, 2006

I finally installed this deck about a month and a half ago, and wanted to give it a test run before coming to any conclusions about it.

To begin with, this is my 3rd pioneer deck i've owned, and so far so good. The OEL display is nothing new at this point, but still looks good and definitely beats the old "analog" look.

As far as shaping your stereo sound, this deck like most pioneers gives you plenty of options for the price, beating most competitors in my opinion. 7-band EQ, seperate subwoofer controls, high pass/low pass filters, pretty much all you need for starters. I also have the IPod adapter hooked up and i cant help but say it is a MUST have. It is so nice, i dont even carry CD's in my car anymore, no need. Why waste the money from buying a CD changer when you can just go and spend the $50 it takes and get the adapter. With my 60gb ipod, it is MORE than enough to get me through the day.

But it looks and sounds very clean. My ONE and ONLY gripe about it is that it is far too bright at night, some reviews say its not, some would definitely agree with me...but in my own opinion its far too bright, even at its lowest brightness setting and the dimmer on. the screen itself dims but the buttons dont, which is kind of a pain. but thats it really, and i'm pretty picky when it comes to stereos. I'm running two Xplod amps and two Xplod subs with it and it sounds great, makes my drive so much more enjoyable. For the price, you cant beat this deck, look at all the other 200 dollar decks out there, and none compare.

I Love It !

Written By chadeaux36, Humble, TX on Saturday, September 16, 2006

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This is a great all-around head unit for the price. I have no complaints at all. The sub controls work great, the display is nice, and it was a major upgrade (sound wise) from my stock unit. Even with my stock speakers my system sounded much better after I installed my Pioneer. If you can afford it, consider the deh-P7800mp... but if not then get this one and don't look back!


Written By burdine07, essex,MO on Friday, September 15, 2006

i got this last night and i just sat in my car going through all the great features it has the sub control was perfect and it was so easy to use this has to be the best cd player i have ever bought.


Written By Roberto, Chicago on Monday, September 11, 2006

I recently installed this unit in my Lancer ES and it sounds exceptional. Being able to control an I-Pod from the stereo is an outstanding idea. I absolutely love this head unit. For the being too bright I'm sure that it's a small price to pay for all the features this unit has to offer so that definitely can be overlooked. This is such a great stereo that my skeptical wife also enjoys it. The price also was what sealed the deal for me. This is my first Pioneer head unit and I am very happy with my purchase. Also thank you very much Crutchfield for all your hard work and help to get me through this simple install. You guys make installing your own items a breeze. As for the shoppers looking for a great deal and you are on a budget this head unit is definitely a great buy!!!!!!!

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Written By Blair, Kohler, WI on Monday, September 11, 2006

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This stereo is awesome! I installed it in only hours in my 99 Cavalier. It is awesome for the price!

Order it!

Written By James, Maryland on Saturday, September 09, 2006

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I have always used Pioneer head units and this is the best one yet. It looks great and performs even better. The 7 band Eq is great for tuning over the typical 3 band Eq. I love the display and I think it looks great day or night, some people have said its to bright but I don't think so. Best of all, crutchfield had it to my door less than 24 hours after ordering it, thats with free standard shipping!

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Written By Graham, Tyler, TX on Friday, September 08, 2006

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I've owned pioneer hu's for the last 10 years and have never had a problem with them. This one is no different. The only thing i would change is having preset numbers instead of the rotary commander knob. I've read people having problems using it and that's not the problem. It's just a preference thing. The only other problem i have is i have a Jeep Wrangler and with the top down it's hard to see the display during the day. But for sound quality/'s great.

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Written By Xavier, Decatur, GA on Thursday, September 07, 2006

This receiver is definately the best receiver in its price range.

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Written By Chris, baton rouge, la on Wednesday, September 06, 2006

This CD player is great. I absolutely love it. The features are awesome. The graphics are really kool. Be careful, don't stare at em' to long, might get into a wreck. Sometimes at night I just go sit in my expedition and turn it low and listen and look at this thing. I have two 6x9's in my back doors, a 12" sub in a ported box, and a punch p2002 amp. This stuff all works great together. I am a bass-head so I am looking to buy some Kicker subs and amp on Crutchfield. But I wont change this deck for a very long time. This Cd player is bad, all my friends love it and a few got the same one. Nice job, Pioneer. P.S. No problems with brightness!

Great sound for the price

Written By Brian, Oregon on Friday, August 25, 2006

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Everyone has great things to say about this unit, so I'm just going to let everyone know that it fits perfectly in my 2001 Jetta. I had the factory Monsoon indash 2" receiver/tape unit with the optional 2" dash mounted CD player (making this a 4" tall unit combo). The sound from the factory system was ok, but this Pioneer unit really sounds nice; with the factory speakers and factory amplifier it sounds entirely different. One thing you'll notice is that the default sound settings aren't all that impressive, but as others have mentioned, make sure to scroll through the "Audio" menu to optimize to your vehicle (the difference in selecting "High" in the "LOUD" setting will blow you away). At the same time I also purchased the steering wheel controller (PAC SWI-PS) to use my factory stereo controls. It plugged right into the back of the CD player and in a matter of minutes I had everything working flawlessly.

I also have to give kudo's to Crutchfield on their service. Its not often that I'm impressed with online retailers enough to mention them, so hats off to you! I used the chat session to talk to a technician to verify the fit for my vehicle. They described all parts (and even gave me the part numbers for all the accessories that I might need). Equally impressive to the service are the instructions that they supply; I've never seen such spot-on detail. I'll be recommending Crutchfield to anyone looking for audio equipment. Thanks again

Great in all aspects

Written By Phil T., Rochester, MI on Sunday, August 20, 2006

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1. Sound Quality; The radio reception is clear and clean. I have alpine speakers in the front door panels and in the back I have sony speakers which add to making this HU even better. The highs are incredible. The 7 band equalizer is a great way to customize your sound. Also, I like the fact you can see how strong your radio signal is on the HU.

2. OEL Display; I have read some reviews and they have said the OEL is too bright at night. To me it's just fine. Even with the brightness on the max (on 15) its still not a problem for me. Also, the OEL is easy to see in the daytime. I thought without having buttons on the HU would be a big problem but using the remote makes using the radio easy. Using the remote makes it easy to change channels and program stations on your HU. Also, I love all the graphics this pioneer HU has. I never get tired of them.

3. Bass; I do have a Kenwood KAC 628 amp hooked up to this HU with the amp powering two 12 inch subwoofers. If you like bass you will like this receiver. Bass from radio stations are very powerful just like the bass from cds. You can control your subwoofer from the HU which is another good thing about this receiver. You have bass coming from 3 things: Your equalizer, bass boost, and your subwoofer. The bass is so strong from my subwoofer I have to put my equalizer and bass boost at minimum levels or else the bass will be too strong.

This is a great HU in all ways (sound and display). I would highly recommend this HU. Also, if you need help with setting up this HU all the Crutchfield advisors are friendly and very helpful.

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Written By Vanderhoff7, Newfoundland, NJ on Wednesday, August 16, 2006

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This is a great HU!Some of the other reviews talk about the Rotary Commander being hard to work with & it being to bright,this is not true.After reading the Manual and sitting in my driveway working with all the functions and features it was real easy.You can really put the 7 band EQ to work. Set up took some time but its worth it with 4 speakers, 2 amps, 2 subs, ipod and sirius .When setting your sirius and FM stations use the supplied remote its easy and quick.

I also got the Pioneer CD-SR100
steering wheel mount remote and that is easier to ajust almost everything on the player then touching the unit.

Crutchfield is top notch with everything I would never shop anywhere else!!

This is a sweet head unit

Written By Patrick, DeSoto, Missouri on Wednesday, August 16, 2006

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For the price this is the unit. This is my second Pioneer and it has way more features than I thought it would. It is very easy to program the Eq to your favorite type of music. It has a high pass filter that keeps the lows out of your smaller speakers.
The joystick control is a lot sturdier than I thought it would be. Sounds great too! With some component speakers, this thing really rocks hard!

High value head unit

Written By Evan, St. Peter, MN on Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Awesome head unit for the small price. Hard to find a unit with this many features and one that looks awesome with its many display options for that price. I am very happy with the unit installed in my truck. The screen is not too bright as others say and it is adjustable. I have it hooked up to an amp and 10" sub and it provides great controls for those add-ons. The 7-band EQ is great to fine tune the audio. The list button comes in nice when playing mp3 cds so you can see all the songs on the disc by simply scrolling through them like an iPod. Overall I would recommend this head unit to anybody because of the endless display features, ease to use, variety of functions and low price.

Nice Head Unit

Written By Bill, Florissant, CO on Friday, August 04, 2006

I replaced the factory radio with this head unit. For my last truck, I put a DIN and a Half (CG) Pioneer DEH-P77DH. This time, however I went with a normal DIN size for better option choices. Glad I did. In addition, because I had a Pioneer HU before, the learning curve was small.

This is my first mp3 capable player and it is a handy thing to put so many songs on one CD.

The sound is great. I am adding a RF 100-watt RMS amp, yet the unit does pretty well without adding an amp. I just want that little bit extra. I am also adding a Bazooka 6" 200-watt SW. Trucks are hard to get good sound in without tuning the sound system and this time I'm getting all the foam baffles and Dynanmat materials to dampen the annoying door vibrations.

Pros: Great sound, pre-outs for all speakers, nice to look at. Good remote.
Cons: The lighting is a bit bright in the dark (no street lights), but not a deal-breaker. Still looking for a way to adjust lighting on controls.


Written By The Martin Family, Ohio on Wednesday, August 02, 2006

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This receiver is awesome. The features are great, the menu's are nice, and the display is bright and interesting. The only drawback is I cant figure out how to random play and skip tracks randomly, it will play random but not skip randomly. So I really give it a 4 and 3 quarters but other than that this receiver is great.


Written By Jose M, NEW YORK, NY on Wednesday, August 02, 2006

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I will start by saying that the DEH-6800MP is a great head unit. I bought this unit to replace the original (factory) head unit on my Nissan Quest. I installed the unit about two weeks ago and so far I haven't had any complaints. I must say that I have to disagree with at least one comment I read here about this unit. The reviewer said that in this unit sound quality was not a priority with Pioneer. The sound quality is great. Just like with any other car stereo you buy these days, you have to tweak it to your personal taste. I have to agree that this is not a plug-and-play stereo. If you want to take advantage of most of the features on this unit, you have to read the manual (at least go through the Table of Contents, and see what your interests are). Also, learning how to use the stereo wasn't difficult at all. It only took me about 1/2 hour to get to know all the menus.

When it comes to the display, yes, it may be a bit bright at night but it's not as bad as some people describe it here. Reading the display is great day or night. And the graphics are excellent.

Installing the unit was a breeze thanks to Crutchfield's mastersheets, installation kit and plug to match the original in the car. Called support a couple of times just to make sure that I wasn't criss-crossing any cables and as always, support was great. Crutchfield: You guys are great!!!

My conclusion is that this is a great unit. Sound, looks, everything. Again, just get familiar with it and you will not be disappointed.

Very nice head-unit

Written By Chris, Santa Rosa, CA on Wednesday, July 26, 2006

i installed this unit today and i must say that this is an extremely good deck. i had alpine type r speakers (SPR-17LP) matched with the stock unit, but now with the pioneer deck,those speakers sound very very nice, i was extremely impressed; this deck made a great difference. bass is deep and strong, at same time it has an elegant treble. sound is very well balanced with this deck. it is also loaded with useful features and i like the ease of control.

the only bad thing is that the dimmer isn't very good.
when i turn on the headlight, only display dims but the lights on the control doesn't dim at all. it is very tiring for eyes at night, especially when i drive around dark streets.

overall, this unit is very nice, packed with features but the problem with dimmer force me to give 4 stars only.

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Written By rob, brooklawn nj on Tuesday, July 25, 2006

I am very satisfied with the radio.It was shipped in a timley matter. and best of all when I had some problems hooking it up I called your tech support and the were great ,they walked me threw everything and fixed all my issues. Thank You for a great bussines.
The radio sounds great in my ford explorer it realy made my factory speakers come alive.

A head unit loaded with features and easily worth the price.

Written By Glenn, St. Cloud, MN on Monday, July 24, 2006

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This is a head unit that is loaded with useful features, and has great flexibly to allow you to tune the sound from the drivers seat! I replaced the stock head unit in my 2004 Maxima with this unit, and am very pleased. My system is made up of: two Amps driving the interior speakers and driving the subs, all interior speakers(front and back) are Boston Acoustic, with two 10" Boston Acoustic subs in the trunk. The features on the P6800 that I really like are: the equalizer with 5 preset patterns and 2 you can custom set yourself, obviously MP3 allows me to record 15-20 albums on one CD, very cool graphics that keep the display interesting while the tunes are playing, and all the other features YOU can control and set. This unit does take some study of the owner's manual, but it's well worth it! Shaping the sound to your likes is one of the things car audio is about, this unit will do it for you!! Buy it!!!!

Fantastic sound!

Written By Michael, NW Florida on Wednesday, July 19, 2006

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I was concerned about sound in my car because it can only use 5 1/4" speakers. I bought nice speakers to replace the Nokia speakers that BMW installed and purchased a Pioneer 6800. After wiring the head unit, even my old speakers sounded great (even though one was broken). When the new speakers were installed, I was amazed at the lack of distortion from the 6800 at high gain. After the unit and speakers were installed, I drove home with the top down and had a better sound at 60 mph than I had with the factory unit with the top up and the windows closed.
As to Crutchfield, this was my first purchase, but wont be my last. Great information helped me decide on which unit and the installation book made it easy to install. Fast shipping, free accessories, and knowing there was tech help, if needed, makes Crutchfield really stand out. Only problem was the page for the 6800 seems to say that an additional warranty is available, but it wasnt. Small problem for such a great purchase experience.

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Written By Josh, Caledonia, MI on Tuesday, July 18, 2006

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I loved how easy it was to install and how much better it sounds even with my stock speakers... thanks crutchfield... now to buy better speakers then see what it can do...

Excelent head unit

Written By Jesse, Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, July 16, 2006

This unit is freaking awesome like all Pioneer products.

The sound is great since it provides 22 watts rms per channel. It also has hi volt (4 volt) rca outputs for those who have amplifiers.

I bouht it to replace my factory cd player and i'm so happy with this unit !!!

My unit is moving 2 pioneer TS-D161R (260 watts pmpo, 60 watts rms) and 2 pioneer TS-D691R (350 watts pmpo, 80 watts rms) and the power is freaking awesome !!!!

The panel is not as bright as some people say, despite mi car is really dark because of the window tint...

In conclusion, this headunit rocks... BUY IT !!!!!!

Pioneer Pimp

Written By Jaime, Del Rio, Texas on Friday, July 14, 2006

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First off, Crutchfield provides you with the dash kit, the DIN removers (for removing the factory radio), and a carriage (to hook up the head unit with original wiring). This is EVERYTHING you need to get this bad boy in and Crutchfield goes even further to include the intructions needed. Hats off!!
Now, for the head unit itself. It's a great upgrade from my JVC. Not flaming on JVC, but the sound quality is intense with the 6800MP. The 22 watts at RMS is more than enough to push my Pioneer 6x8 3-ways. The bass is also very brute. The backs of my seat in my Ranger vibrate at a little past half the total volume level.
The amount of features in this unit is incredible. 7 EQ curves are great with 2 custom settings. I have yet to try out the Ipod jack that is situated directly below the middle of the face plate. Also, the flip down screen is very smooth. When you turn your vehicle off, the unit actually goes into the eject position and beeps to remind you to remove the faceplate. Very smart, very safe!
The screen is also very bright. Gives your car that "show-quality" look from the inside. It may be too bright for country driving, but living in the city this is definitely no problem at all. Speaking of bright, the intense blue makes the screen videos and pictures come to life. There are quite a few stills and some movies as well as a spectrum analyzer and battery voltage meter. Each one is spot on and active.
The only downfall would be the learning curve of the system. 15 minutes of messing with it and it was all good. All in all, after I installed it myself, I'm glad I bought this unit. Grade "A," Number 1!

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Written By andy, New Berlin, Wisconsin on Thursday, July 13, 2006

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Well i did some research and the main advantage for this product was the aux input on the front of the screen, and not to mention ive had one pioneer deck in a previous vehicle.

I got around to installing it tonight in my 1500 silverado, very easy to do, used the supplied mounting brackets and such, took me about 30 minutes total, being that i had wired the harnesses together the night before..

so far its a great looking and sounding deck, much better than the stock system. Cant wait to see what it will do when i get my sub in

Don't drive at night with this deck on

Written By Sarah, Green Bay, WI on Tuesday, July 11, 2006


- Good sound quality
- Loaded to the gills with features
- Extremely easy access to the subwoofer output features
- Fantastic 7 band EQ


- Somewhat high learning curve; however this is mostly due to the immense amount of features
- Only 2 volt pre-outs
- EXTREMELY bright at night. During city driving, it is not that big of a deal, but in the country this deck is blinding even with the deck dimmed as much as possible. If you are at all sensitive to this sort of thing, this is not the deck for you.


Written By cody, honesdale pa on Monday, July 10, 2006

Well alot of people say this unit is hard to figure out, and hard to control, but it really is not! i had it for 10 minutes and figured out the main basic functions. It sounds great it adds alot to the music. It also looks very nice too. Graphics are neat. I have it hooked to a pioneer 15 band EQ, and they work together very well! i am very very happy with this deck, and i am sure you will be too!

what happened to the a.m reception?

Written By richard, new york, n.y. on Monday, July 10, 2006

I bought this radio to replace my factory radio in my 2005 mitsubishi lancer. The sound quality was a big improvement over factory. The display in the head unit is great as i can set one design(I like the racing video) and my wife sets another when we use the car. This is my second pioneer radio, I have the deh-p3600 in my 1995 ford windstar, and I recomend pioneer radios to all my friends. One problem, I like to listen to talk radio and check the traffic conditions on news radio. All which are on A.M. The reception for A.M. radio is very weak. I went to several radio shops and they said it was the pioneer radio. My factory radio had much better A.M. reception. It is only a minor problem, but if your like me and listen to A.M. while driving to work, this may be a problem. As many of times I have avoided major traffic delays while driving my windstar to work becuase I was able to get the news radio channels on A.M. Over all this is very good looking and great sounding c.d. player.

Awesome experience

Written By Josh, Forest, Va on Friday, July 07, 2006

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I installed this unit in my car today and I couldnt be more satisfied. The unit sounds really great and it really makes my pioneer speakers in the back come alive. The graphics are also really cool. Ive never installed anything in my car before and it was really easy with the instructions I was given and the tech guys were helpful.

Some people are concerned about the click wheel controlling everything but you shouldnt be. They failed to mention that the wheel clicks forward back left and right so it makes it really easy to scroll through stuff. Another great unit from Pioneer.

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Written By xhusker, Springfield, MO on Tuesday, June 27, 2006

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Awesome unit! I agree with others, I thought my factory speakers were junk until I replaced the factory stereo. Huge difference. I also have an ipod and the newest ipod hookup. Its the best combination I've seen. I've never had a problem with any ipod controls and the sound is excellent. My only gripe is the same as listed, the left side display is as bright as the sun at night, and only the right side can be dimmed. This install was in a '02 Dodge Ram Quad Cab 1500 and took me very little effort & time thanks to Crutchfield. Just an FYI, in my Dodge the display is a bit hard to read in the daylight. The front of this unit is quite shiny and reflective. Mostly due to the angle of the unit in the dash, and no sunshade or overhang above it. It's also a bit hard to read with polarized sunglasses on. The mount of the bracket & unit was perfect though. The remote works excellent at any angle too, and is always what I use to control my ipod and all stereo functions. Excellent unit.

Great Stereo

Written By Chris, TX on Tuesday, June 20, 2006

This is a awsome stero.Liked all the features it has plus the graphics.Only thing i didnt like was the bright blue light at night.Yes u can turn down the brightness but only effects the graphics side.The other side with the buttons and all stay very bright.I was amazed by the sound it has.A whole lot better the my old alpine.All in all,this is a great stero.


Written By Evilboi1, TX on Monday, June 19, 2006

I thought my speakers were crap but I got the stereo first and was going to get the speakers in two weeks. My factory speakers are great, the stereo I had was crap.. Can't believe how long I listened to bad sound... This is SWEET and will be even better with new speakers

Awesome Sound and Graphics and Features but WWAAYY tooo bright!!!

Written By Tim, Corpus Christi, TX on Thursday, June 08, 2006

Just put this baby in today and have been messing with it all day. The features are great! Auxiliary input right up front for the iPod or any other sound source. The motorized faceplate was a surprise for me, it really works well, when you turn you car off, it automatically slides down so you can take off the faceplate, great feature! For those who say that sound quality isn't good. Your not setting the audio options up right, for one, SET THE LOUDNESS SETTING TO HI! Then play with the seven-band equilizer till you find the right sounds beautiful! MP3 and WMA CD's play QUICK!! The display graphics are amazing too, even better than my last Pioneer, the 7700.

OK now for the one problem I have, this makes me give it 4 stars. Pioneer, you really need to fix this. When you adjust the brightness, make it where the buttons and volume knob lights dim too, not just the display. This thing is FREAKING BRIGHT! Its very very distracting at night! Like I said this is my only problem, the player is FLAWLESS otherwise. Pioneer is THE best brand for car stereos, everything else is junk!

I love this

Written By Mike, Wayland, MI on Monday, June 05, 2006

I got this deck a few weeks ago for my '94 Geo Prizm and I love it. It does everything a cd player should do and does it well, plus it plays AAC's come on what isn't to love about that. The control dial makes navigating through the menus very easy, but does take a little getting used to. The only thing that bugs me about it is that at night it is very bright. You can adjust the brightness and it does work with the dimmer, however I don't know if it's just my car but it doesn't fully dime just go from bright to blinding. Other then that I would strongly recommend that you buy this, you won't regret it.

This is the one, buy it, it's great...

Written By Chris, Bradenton, FL. on Saturday, June 03, 2006

As usual Pioneer does a great job producing an awesome stereo.... I went from a DEH-P4700MP to this!!! Wow, it's a night and day comparison. The 4700 is a great stereo, but this leaves it behind....

I don't know what the complaints are about on here about the sound quality? Maybe check your speakers, amps, or th +/- connections, because I have STOCK GM speakers and they sound like the Alpines I had in my other car. This stereo is very easy to work with, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out, most of the controls are like all the other Pioneer upper end stereos. It took me 5 minutes to make it sound right, and customize it my way. The 7 way knob is the best idea they came up with yet, and the remote is great too, very easy to use. A 7 band EQ... That is nice... No more 3 band. Finally Pioneer gave us an AUX input, in a very wierd place, but hey at lease we have one besides buying a cd-rb10 aux connector. I love the blue OEL screen too.

Another review had a complaint about the lack of preset buttons, for one.... How could you not have seen there are none??? Anyways, the remote is so simple to use to change channels, there is nothing to it. You can use the remote or just the 7 way knob, push it in, turn to the channel you want, push it again.... Wow that is hard!

So I would recommend this stereo to anyone, you will not be dissatisfied at all, it's great.