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Don't go small when you put a new receiver in your dash — fill up that 4" tall dash opening with Pioneer's FH-X500UI CD receiver. This sharp-looking receiver stretches out with a multi-color, dual-zone display that lets you choose from thousands of colors — you can even set up one color for the display and another for the buttons. For some extra visual excitement, MIXTRAX syncs the audio from many of your sources, adding transitions between songs along with a light show that pulses and changes color with the beat of the music — like cruising down the road with your own personal DJ on board.

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Customize the display and button colors to match your car.

Play your music

Plug your iPod® or iPhone® into the front-panel USB input, and you'll be able to control your music files and playlists. If you're a Pandora® fan, you'll have control of your favorite stations from the receiver when your iPhone's connected. You can also use the USB input to tap into the music files stored on many Android devices, while the front aux input handles just about any other audio source. If you're into your CD collection, you'll enjoy stellar playback of your store-bought and home-burned discs.

You shape the sound

Pioneer's potent MOSFET amplifier delivers plenty of power, and the 5-band EQ lets you tweak the sound as much as you want. You can also switch quickly between seven preset equalizer curves to get the sound you're looking for during your drive. The two pairs of preamp outputs make it easier to add external amplifiers or a powered sub.

Want to keep your steering wheel controls?

In most vehicles you can use an adapter (not included) to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this Pioneer stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and the Pioneer, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. Check the "Accessories" tab for compatible adapters.

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

Installation Note:  Pioneer doesn't include a DIN sleeve with this receiver, as it's only needed for a small number of installations. We'll let you know on the way to the cart if you need to purchase a sleeve (item 130ADTV133) for your vehicle.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (14 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs, including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA files
    • built in iPod control
    • Pandora control with station creation through iPhone
    • music file playback on select Android devices through USB input
    • MIXTRAX for a DJ-inspired audio/visual experience with compatible devices
    • variable color illumination with separate control of display and buttons and 5-level dimmer
    • fits double-DIN (4"-tall) dash openings
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • Advanced Sound Retriever (ASR) for improved sound quality from compressed music files
    • Easy EQ 5-band equalizer with seven preset tone settings
    • 3-level loudness
    • low-pass and high-pass filters
    • subwoofer level control
    Expandability:
    • inputs: front panel auxiliary and USB inputs
    • outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear/subwoofer)
    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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    Written By Anonymous, Sparta NC on Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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    Good radio; USB feature works great. nice display

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    Written By Anonymous, phoenix,az on Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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    Great all around

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    Written By Tocha643, Richmond Va. on Sunday, September 28, 2014

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    Nice deck with plenty of sound qauality options.

    Pros: Easy to install with minimal instructions.

    Cons: Not crazy about the changing colors, dimmer doesn't make much difference.

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    Written By Anthony S, San Diego , Ca on Thursday, September 25, 2014

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    Perfect Stereo for the music fanatic! Great display and sound ! Crutchfield Staff was amazing and prompt with delivery!

    Pros: To many cool things to mention!

    Cons: Not being able to hear it 24/7!

    Great buy.

    Written By Deltafire, Manteca, Ca. on Monday, September 22, 2014

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    Terrific stereo for a great price. Easy install with included hardware. A bit complicated to learn the menus and get everything programmed and set up, but once done it sounds great. Cool lighting too with tons of color choices. Installed in a Ford Excursion.

    Pros: Great Pioneer quality. Excellent sound and lots of features. Terrific price.

    Cons: Takes a while to figure out the menus. A little more complicated than it needs to be. Certain lighting colors are way too bright at night.

    Great Value

    Written By Josh G, Central PA on Sunday, September 21, 2014

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    Excellent unit with easy to use controls. It sounds great and made a huge impact in how my music sounds in my car. I would absolutely recommend this unit to anyone who wants great sound and functionality for a great price!

    Pros: Easy to read display, large controls are easy to use... Sounds fantastic!

    Cons: None so far...

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    Written By Anonymous, NM on Sunday, September 21, 2014

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    Great sound. Looks nice

    radio

    Written By radio, queens, ny on Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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    Overall and awesome radio. Def. worth the money.

    Pros: Lights are great. Can play so many diff types of media on it

    Cons: Tuning for good bass and vocals is very hard and limited.

    Great fit

    Written By island_boy, Guam, USA on Monday, September 15, 2014

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    Great Fit. No issues.

    Do you like Disco?

    Written By BWJ, Kansas City, MO on Friday, September 12, 2014

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    All I need is a dance floor in my truck now

    Pros: East to install, cool colors and the Mix function is great

    Cons: Still learning some menu controls

    Good item

    Written By Jay, New jersey on Monday, September 08, 2014

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    Good item wasnt hard to install

    Great product, awesome sound

    Written By Tom, Blackwood, NJ on Monday, September 08, 2014

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    I bought this Pioneer receiver to replace the double-din factory one in my 99 Altima. Beforehand I had replace the factory speakers with some Pioneer 6.5's all around, but with the factory head unit. The sound was noticeably better, but when I installed this receiver my goodness... the power! Even without putting the loudness setting on it sounds so much better. Clarity improved greatly and it was fairly easy to install, just a matter of soldering the harness adapter together and plugging it in. Also I've seen reviews saying its hard to use the controls while driving, I have zero problems switching stations/source or controlling the volume while driving. It is a little more sensitive than a factory radio but not anything crazy. Aux input works great too.

    Pros: Easy to use, good power output, aux input.

    Cons: Sunlight glare can make the display hard to read.

    Pioneer FH-X500UI i love it

    Written By Russellnotes, Charleston SC on Thursday, September 04, 2014

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    Sound great

    Pros: Nice look for any car

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    Written By Ted, Wisner,NE on Sunday, August 24, 2014

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    Sound quality is excellent. The controls for the I-Pod are confusing but manageable once you use it. Installation was a brease.

    Pros: Clean looking face.

    Cons: Brightness on display could be brighter for sunny days.

    Just what I was looking for.

    Written By Anonymous, Dallas, Ga on Friday, August 22, 2014

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    I really like this radio because of the cool colors. I wish that it would flash when playing through the AUX port instead of just through the USB. Also I would have like it if it would work with Android.

    beautiful

    Written By emily, colorado springs, co on Sunday, August 17, 2014

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    very nice, definitely would recommend. looks a little out of place in my older subaru because the radio looks so modern and everything else in the car is basic factory controls. there are many display color options - all look bright and sexy at night.

    Pros: usb and aux, can switch songs by pressing the arrow instead of controlling it on the phone, light options, many different settings for bass, etc

    Great value

    Written By Dennis, nh on Thursday, August 14, 2014

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    I had to return this product because it didn't mesh well with my 350z bose amp. But it's definitely a quality product. The flashing lights are a little cheesy since I'm not in my teens anymore but thankfully you can shut the feature off. Overall for $120 you're not going to find a better value. It's a great unit.

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    Written By Larry B, Freeport IL on Sunday, August 10, 2014

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    I think this stereo is a great value.

    Pros: Great value for the money. Crutchfield was great with customer support.

    Cons: Sirius attachment to aux port does not have the greatest sound quality.

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    Written By Keith P, Ft Worth Texas on Sunday, August 10, 2014

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    Good value

    Pros: Easy to use, nice looking

    Cons: Non

    Broke out of the box

    Written By ChrisG, Tampa fl on Wednesday, August 06, 2014

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    Good value, if it worked, bought because I did not need anything fancy and the reviews were majority good. Unfortunately the unit was toast right out of the box. Called Crutchfield and they promptly fixed the issue. I went ahead and upgraded to the kenwood dpx300u and just finished the install and it works great. Can't reccomend this unit as it did not work from the get go, but Crutchfield's customer service is top notch and they corrected the issue promptly and without question.

    Pros: Cheap

    Cons: Did not work

    Great Product

    Written By koolhk21, Littleton, CO on Thursday, July 31, 2014

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    I think this product is a well made and cool looking product I would highly advise this as a head unit!

    Pros: The illumination is sweet and I love the display that it has!

    Cons: The first one that I ordered stopped working after about a week when the led display stopped showing anything. However Crutchfield said that that happens very rarely and they replaced it with absolutely not charge to me.

    Great Aftermarket Stereo

    Written By ChuckS, New Hampshire on Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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    This was the first aftermarket stereo that I have boughten and installed on my own. Crutchfield gave me everything I needed to make the install go smoothly and this radio was everything I was looking for. It produces quality sound at a cheaper price and I would buy from them again for sure.

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    Written By MikeH, Tulia, TX on Saturday, July 26, 2014

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    Very good radio/CD receiver for the money, Many extras with the unit.

    Pros: Easy to set up and use.

    A grade for this price!

    Written By TroyW, Ellijay, GA on Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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    Having hated the "premium" audio Scion put in the car (Alpine), I was all too glad to replace it. I didn't need a ton of features, just good, solid sound and power. I definitely got that with this Pioneer! The install was easy, thanks to Crutchfield, and the improvement in sound was hilariously obvious. The stock audio unit had a 65 dB signal to noise...so distorted and muddy. The Pioneer has a MUCH higher StNR, and it's so much clearer, punchier, and doesn't give me a headache. The features are powerful, and this unit throws out a lot of bass, has very good EQ selections and 2 custom options...5 bad EQ is pretty good. I like the options for lighting, and it has a cool look. For the price here, I say it's a real bargain, and I give it a solid A grade for its price range.

    Pros: Very good sound, cool look, nice EQ options, I think it's easy to use.

    Cons: Haven't found one yet. I don't miss the steering controls much, so I'm not even going to comment on that.

    loving it!!

    Written By Bigjeepen, Clinton, IA 52732 on Monday, July 14, 2014

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    Stereo works great.really like the iPhone feature. Just plug in USB and start playing music. Easy to use with lots of options.

    Pros: IPhone compatible. Easy to work.

    Cons: A little complicated to get android phone to play.

    Good radio - had no sound when installed because of factory amp

    Written By Ray, Pittsburgh on Friday, July 11, 2014

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    This is a noce radio that installed easy with the other stuff Crutchfield sent with it. The only issue was that I have a 2003 Honda Element and it has a factory installed amp that made the radio not give any sound. So I had to bypass it. I just cut the wires going into the amp and connected the speakers directly to the wires going to the radio.

    nice and I

    Written By leon, Beaumont, TX on Thursday, July 10, 2014

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    Nice , easy to use and easy to install

    Very good radio

    Written By Saa, Puerto Rico on Wednesday, July 09, 2014

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