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Pioneer FH-P8000BT

CD receiver

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Pioneer FH-P8000BT

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You'll enjoy the convenience of Bluetooth capability and wealth of playback options with Pioneer's FH-P8000BT CD receiver. And it fits perfectly in the double-size opening found in many dashboards.

You'll enjoy the convenience of Bluetooth capability and wealth of playback options with Pioneer's FH-P8000BT CD receiver. And it fits perfectly in the double-size opening found in many dashboards.

This versatile receiver plays MP3, WMA, and AAC files on disc, controls a satellite radio tuner, and features a USB input, built-in iPod® controls, and a rear auxiliary input. When your iPod is connected to the USB input, the receiver bypasses your iPod's built-in digital-to-analog converter, using its high-quality DAC to deliver your music files with the highest fidelity possible. The Sound Retriever feature livens up flat-sounding music files by restoring information lost in compression, and you can use the 7-band equalizer to find the perfect tonal balance for your music. And you'll be able to make and receive calls through the stereo, without having to fumble around for your Bluetooth phone.

The receiver's clean design keeps operation refreshingly simple. The easy-to-use Rotary Commander interface locates your favorite songs or changes system settings with a touch of a button and a twist of the large control knob. System information, menus, and song titles show up bright and clear on the cool blue, 3-line LCD display. The 10-key wireless remote offers extensive fingertip control over your system while you drive, or you can add an optional adapter to control the receiver with your factory steering wheel controls.

Connect amplifiers and subwoofers to the three sets of high-voltage preamp outputs to build a high-powered car audio system. High-pass and low-pass filters let you adjust the range of frequencies you send to your speaker setup.

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

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

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.

Still bangin since '08.If you can find one new in box or just scratch and dent, disregard it's year model. It still competes with newer units.

jw, Jackson, Ms

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What's in the Box:

  • Double-DIN AM/FM/CD receiver
  • Wiring harness
  • Wireless Remote Control (CXC9115)
  • CR2025 Lithium battery (installed in remote)
  • Trim bezel
  • 59" USB extension cable (has male Type A USB on one end and female Type A USB on the other end)
  • Microphone with attached 13.25' cord (terminated into a right-angle 2.5mm sub-miniplug)
  • Plastic visor clip for microphone
  • Double-sided tape (1/2" x 7/8')
  • 8 Pan-head ISO screws (M5 x 6mm)
  • 8 Flat-head ISO screws (M5 x 6mm)
  • Operation Manual on CD-ROM (English/French)
  • Quick Start Guide (English)
  • Quick Start Guide (French)
  • Quick Start Guide (Spanish)
  • Installation Manual (English/French)
  • Warranty sheet (English/French)
  • Information to User sheet
  • Operating Environment sheet
  • Warning sheet concerning installation safety

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 (will not play Digital Rights-protected music files)
    • 3-line display with blue LCD display
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • Easy EQ 7-band equalizer with six preset tone settings
    • loudness
    • Sound Retriever for improving sound of compressed music files
    • low-pass (preamp outs) and high-pass (speaker and preamp outs) filters
    • subwoofer level control
    Expandability:
    • Bluetooth built in
    • 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 satellite radio, CD changer
    • inputs: rear auxiliary input, rear USB input (for Windows Media devices, USB storage devices, and iPod)
    • outputs: 6-channel, 4-volt preamp outputs (front, rear, subwoofer)
    • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
    Other info:
    Reviews

    Pioneer FH-P8000BT Reviews

    Average Customer Review:

    211 Reviews

    Still Bangin

    Written by: jw from Jackson, Ms on December 1, 2013

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

    Still bangin since '08.If you can find one new in box or just scratch and dent, disregard it's year model. It still competes with newer units.

    Pros: -3 preamps -BT compatible with Jelly Bean and iOS whatever -Loss of remote does not functionality of playing music

    Cons: -Loss of remote does interrupt functionality of making and receiving phone calls -Faceplate scratches easily so be careful

    2010 Subaru Forester

    Written by: MikeP from Millsboro, DE on September 23, 2012

    2010 Subaru Forester
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Thanks to Crutchfield, installation went well. Worked first time. Looks really nice in the dash. Nice sound quality. Blue tooth links up immediately. We have an LG cell phone and had trouble pairing the phone. Crutchfield walked us through it. Works great. Rear usb allowed us to put our ipod in the glove box and eliminate the front wire. Much cleaner look

    Pros: Blue tooth; rear usb

    Cons: Owner's manual can get confusing.

    iphone mess

    Written by: attila from Seattle, WA on September 3, 2012

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

    Just a bit of warning about this unit. Since apple updated its iphone OS it will initially connect its audio bluetooth and play all the music you want. However, after that it will no longer play any audio, but it will let you use the telephone option with no problem. So it pairs with the phone, but loses its audio function. The way around this is to select the nokia connection then on the phone while its trying to connect select the radio's name option under the bluetooth. Seems like you have to do this every time..bummer.

    Pros: Nice options for the money

    Cons: Won't connect to iphone correctly after initial connection

    Fantastic, great value for money

    Written by: Curtis from Cape Cod, MA on August 13, 2012

    2012 GMC Canyon
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great head unit. All the features you could need, and at a great price. The bluetooth is crisp and clear, sound quality is awesome. The only issues are that its control scheme, while intuitive for the most part, isn't 100% easy to use. Although the remote does make it easier, with shortcut buttons for audio/eq/function adjustments. The other thing is it took me having to use google to finally figure out how to adjust the clock - as the manual comes in a CD form, and my laptop doesn't have a CD drive... Overall its a great produce, and once you get past the mildly confusing initial setting adjustments its simple to operate.

    Pros: Looks great - flush and stock feel. All inputs in rear to avoid messy clutter coming from dash. Clear Bluetooth sound. Great audio sound.

    Cons: Initial setting adjustments can be a bit cumbersome. Installation takes a little longer than anticipated.

    pioneer stereo

    Written by: raye from kentucky on August 11, 2012

    2010 Chevrolet Silverado
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    the stereo is great my only problem was programming the stereo.

    Pros: nice sound

    Cons: hard to program

    Great Radio

    Written by: KS from Long Island on July 16, 2012

    2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    What a great radio! Sound is clear! Would recommend to all!

    Pros: Sound Quality is awsome!

    Cons: Sometimes it can be tough to program but figured it out.

    Hard to program

    Written by: Lincoln from Sonora Ca. on July 10, 2012

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

    It is very hard and confusing to program. ...granted I am an old guy, but I am computer literate and i had another pioneer receiver in my old car, which was great. It just shouldn't be this difficult. Im sorry i bought it for this reason.

    Pros: everything except the programing

    Cons: Programing

    better sound than stock

    Written by: meep from No. Al on July 4, 2012

    2006 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I wanted a unit that focused on sound quality and reliable performance. BT was a must, iPod control a must. Quad outputs to interface to the oem JBL output stage required. I have always found pioneer to have a natural presence in the high frequencies, without much digital or harmonic noise, and this unit is no exception. The unit sounds breathless and at ease. There is perhaps a bit of distortion at the very upper end, but at this level it's hard to tell if it's the equipment or the recording. But I'm being picky--- it sounds very good, certainly better than the oem toyota (panasonic). As others have said, the simple face blends better with the oem dash. I don't want my dash to look like a circus drawn in vibrant crayola. It would be nice if the backlighting could be something other than blue. Typical pioneer interface-- menu-heavy, but not bad once you're used to it. Passengers (spouses) are not going to adapt well to it. Bluetooth calling is excellent. Transmission SQ is slightly better than my iphone's built in speakerphone mic. Easy to understand the caller through the vehicle speakers. No problems pairing. BlueTooth audio- can't get it to work. I'd be ok if all I can get it to do is push from the iphone thru the deck, sans controls. no go, won't connect. ipod control. hard to beat apple's interface. but this is usable. SQ is great. Picks up where you left off. It did lock up the ipod classic when connected overnight. this will be a deal-breaker.

    Pros: Sound Quality, BlueTooth SQ, Ipod integration (cabled). Uncluttered appearance, rich feature set. Usable EQ.

    Cons: iPod has already frozen while connected. streaming BT audio doesn't work with iphone 4. you're stuck with blue backlighting. a few more buttons would be helpful for easier access. multi-function wheel will be the first thing to wear out. limited backlight dimming--- and the alleged downloadable FW update isn't available on pioneer's website. Earlier pioneer units (and cheaper ones) let you change the EQ frequencies. this one does not. The manual reads like English is not the primary language.

    User interface could be improved

    Written by: Tin Gold from Cerritos, CA on July 1, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Installed this stereo in my wife's 2001 Camry. Installation went smoothy without a hitch and it looked good. Unfortunately, had to remove and return this stereo because it required too much attention to operate. It wasn't as intuitive to operate so the (not so clear) manual had to be studied. Operation of the center knob was the only control that was easy to use. The buttons surrounding the knob are too flush with the front panel and made operation with long finger nails very difficult. The legends on the other buttons were too small to read so the location and function basically had to be memorized. The front panel lighting dims when the headlights are turned on but doesn't dim very much. At night, the panel lighting is too bright. Bluetooth pairing with a Samsung Galaxy 2 Skyrocket phone was easy. For phone calls, a nice feature was that the left/right balance can be adjusted so that the other person's voice can come from the right front speaker. This setting is saved only for phone calls so when you hang up the phone, the balance goes back to the original stereo setting. Calls are otherwise clear except a slight alternator whine can be heard by the person on the other end. Stereo sound was great and the sensitivity of Pioneer's super tuner was excellent. Might have kept this stereo if it had a more intuitive and fingernail friendly user interface.

    Pros: Great sound, Sensitive FM tuner, Able to set a separate balance setting for phone calls, Bluetooth pairing was easy and connects up on quickly after the ignition is turned on.

    Cons: Panel lighting is too bright a night, Button legends are too small, Buttons are not fingernail friendly,

    Excellent radio

    Written by: pioneer fh-p8000bt from pr on July 1, 2012

    2000 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Excellent radio with very good sound. I recomend it.

    Pros: Excellent radio with very good soud.

    Cons: No have botton to memory station.

    Pioneer FH-P8000BT

    Written by: RJ from Chelsea, MI on June 30, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This unit is as inexpensive as it gets if you want a rear USB port and direct connect for an iPod. Pioneer makes excellent equipment. I have several AVH-4200 touch screen units in my other vehicles, and this unit is not nearly as easy to use as those. Example, it takes three moves to make the iPod go to "Pause", and good luck setting the clock without the manual. That's not at all intuitive. But the cost differential more than makes up for this. Using the remote does simplify the ease of use. If you are on a low budget but want rear USB, this is the unit I would recommend.

    Pros: low cost, rear USB, works with standard iPod cable, good sound quality, looks nice.

    Cons: Too many steps to get to "Pause" for the iPod, setting the clock isn't intuitive.

    GREAT BUY

    Written by: rob from antioch,ca on June 5, 2012

    2007 Chevrolet Silverado (New Body Style
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    i installed it in my 07 silverado and it sounds great. i love the 3 RCA outs works great with my 5 channel amp i'm still trying to figure out all it does. some things are not clear in the 80 page manual. having the ipod/iphone link is awesome i can control it all with the remote. happy i bought it

    Pros:

    Cons: instuctions for operation a little long

    Great, solid radio. Quality and functionality over gimmicks.

    Written by: zemonn from Dayton, OH on May 16, 2012

    2004 Toyota Sienna
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This is the second car I've purchased the Pioneer FH-P8000BT for. The first was a Toyota 4Runner. I loved the functions, simplicity of design, and build quality. Also, the fact that the iPod audio is decoded in the head unit avoids issues with iPod amps. Bluetooth works great, as do all the functions. When I sold the 4Runner and bought a van I found myself missing the radio and so bought another one for our van. Even though it's been years since I bought the first one, I still couldn't find another stereo that matched the quality...and that really says something. Also, I purchased ooth Pioneers (for the 4Runner and most recently for the Sienna) through Crutchfield and found their manuals and installation gear to work great. This is why I will stick with Pioneer and Crutchfield for an end-to-end stereo solution.

    Pros: High quality sound. Nice list of solid features. Clean install. Really can't beat the value of this radio if you want a quality product.

    Cons: If you want more of a flashy interface or are looking for DVD playback/Navigation this radio is not for you.

    fit my needs perfectly

    Written by: R0b0con from Phoenix, AZ on April 30, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great, simple unit to get decent pre-outs and some advance functionality in a double DIN without drawing too much attention.

    Pros: simple and easy to use, good sound quality, love the streaming bluetooth functionality.

    Cons: display doesn't seem to dim much at all when lights are turned on.

    Great Radio

    Written by: Mike from Long Island on April 29, 2012

    1999 Toyota Avalon
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Very pleased with the radio for the most part. The price is absolutely right and the fact that it was made specifically for my car was even better. Installation was seamless using the factory radio brackets and the cars original trim piece without cutting, or modifying. Running the wires for the bluetooth phone mic and the usb cable was the annoying part. It takes time to figure out how to route them from behind the stereo to someplace usable without drilling holes in plastic or having to remove multiple trim panels. Truthfully I was expecting the AUX port and USB to be in the front of the radio, not behind buried inside the dash. Small inconveniences but inconveniences nonetheless. Works with iPod or iPhone and controls/charges the device. Also downloads your phone book to the stereo.

    Pros: Stereo is very easy to use and install, comes with plenty of extra options and is XM satellite ready. A great buy for the money and fits exactly into a Toyota Avalon dash without a modifying kit.

    Cons: The plug ins for the bluetooth mic, the USB cable and two auxiliary ports are in the rear of the radio. You have to install them when you install the radio and then figure out how to route the wires to the front of the paneling neatly without drilling holes in plastic or leaving them just hanging out on the floor or draped across the dashboard.

    Nice

    Written by: Dave from Clifton,va on April 20, 2012

    2002 Mazda B Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Easy install, sounds good, looks good and works well with my iPod and octane Bluetooth phone. Like the fact I can turn the display off at night. It comes back on when a change is made.

    Pros: Cool

    Cons: The manual could use a little help.

    A Happy Camper

    Written by: Paul from Washington on April 16, 2012

    2000 Toyota Celica GTS
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    After deciding to finally upgrade my stock stereo (after tape/CD player went out lol) I did alot of looking. Looking at features, cost, accesories and the most inmportant...customer reviews. After compounding mounds of info....this unit stood out. It has all the features I was looking for. From the pre-outs to the aux/usb inputs. The bluetooth is a major plus for this unit, especially for the price. Plenty of cord for the mic which was nice. No need to limit yourself on where you want to put it. I love the 7 band eq along with seperate sub control, that is priceless. It makes finding the right sound balance that much easier. Getting to know the controls took about 2 hours of exploring to get the hang of it.. It did take me longer to set the clock then to set up my cell phone. :) I love the sound quality this unit has, even with my stock speakers. I can say that Pioneer hasn't slacked off on quality the last 20 yrs since I had my last one. Gotta give props to Crutchfield for having all the nessesary wiring and spacers for an easy install and very nice fit. The also sent along diagrams on how to replace my stock speakers!!! SWEET!!!!!!! :)

    Pros: Pre-outs, bluetooth, audio adjustments, looks, USB/AUX inputs, best bang for the buck

    Cons: ummmmmmmmmm......Crutchfield didnt send a rep over to install it for me :)

    Solid & Safe Choice for Low End OEM Replacement

    Written by: DaveN from Detroit, MI on March 19, 2012

    2010 Chevrolet HHR
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    After resolving some issues with the GM-LAN-03 that was needed to hook this into my 2010 Chevy HHR, my experience has been really positive. I listen to a wide range of jazz - from pure acoustic to fusion - and the sound is very good. Now the weakness in the chain are the factory speakers, which are next on the replacement list. After spending time working for OnStar, I came to appreciate the convenience and safety of hands free calling. The Bluetooth feature with the audio mic mounted on my steering column works perfectly. I hear the who I am talking with over the speakers and - best of all - they can hear me more clearly than when I used a Bluetooth headset. A lot of my music collection goes with me on an iPod nano. I have my Pioneer set-up with the USB cable routed to the glove box. I just plug in my iPod, close the glove box, and use the head unit controls to locate artists, songs, and playlists. When I switch to another source and come back the iPod, it picks up where I left off. A major buying criteria was to get a unit that I could plug an XM receiver into. The GEX-P920XM took about 15 minutes to figure out, route the antenna wire, and plug the XM box into the head unit with a single cable. I think it sounds just as good, if not better than the myriad of XM receivers I had on my GM company cars. On the downside the controls take a bit getting used to. I'm still finding golden nuggets in the operations manual. That said, I'm very happy with my choice.

    Pros: Bluetooth hands free calling, plug-in XM radio support, iPod controls, and great sound.

    Cons: The user interface takes a bit of getting used to. RTFM (read the freakin' manual).

    Decent mid-level head unit

    Written by: JoeF from CoSpgs on March 17, 2012

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

    I bought the 8000BT last year because my car has a double-din opening and I'm not concerned with DVD or nav features. I've use Pioneer decks for about 15 years, so I stuck with Pioneer. For basic radio/cd playback, the 8000BT is solid. I also have used the bluetooth feature for phone calls and streaming music from my Android phone. Call quality is good - I can hear the other person, and I haven't had any complaints from the person on the other end. I found shortcomings of the 8000BT in 2 areas: sound adjustment and USB playback. Compared to a factory deck, the sound adjustment of the 8000BT is a big step forward. Compared to my 5 year old, single DIN Pioneer DEH-780MP, it's a huge step back. My older Pioneer has 15 EQ bands to the 8000BT's 7. The 780MP has time alignment which is totally absent on the 8000BT. A few years ago, Pioneer dropped its Premier line and cut a lot of features from their remaining decks. The 8000BT shows this. Fortunately, Pioneer is adding those features back to some of their 2012 head units. For USB playback, the 3-line display of the 8000BT is just adequate for selecting folders/tracks. When turned off, then back on, the 8000BT doesn't resume a track in the same spot - it skips back some amount I haven't been able to determine (perhaps a percent of the total track time). My biggest problem with USB is that the 8000BT doesn't correctly sort folders alphabetically. It seems to try, but still lists block of folders out of place.

    Pros: 4V preamp out Bluetooth 7 band EQ is good (not great)

    Cons: 3 line display is minimally functional for scrolling/selecting from attached USB doesn't know the alphabet doesn't measure up to Pioneers older or new head units

    Pioneer FH-P8000BT in 2007 Tundra

    Written by: D. J from Smyrna, Tn on March 7, 2012

    2007 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Had ordered in dash navigation but sent it back because I just had a bad feeling about it and I have a hand held Garmin which works fine. I am so glad I did. This is a great addition to my Tundra. started by replacing the stock speakers, and dash tweeters, with Infinity. This made somewhat of an improvement but system still sounded muted due to factory stereo. I knew I needed a new head unit, but was hesitant because I liked the way the factory radio looked. After MUCH looking and delay of purchase I finally got this unit due to many positive reviews and I knew I was safe buying from Crutchfield because of good return policy. Got a Kicker sub and made custom box for under back seat and mono amp for it. Had both of these fully hooked up and wires run three weeks before I bought the Pioneer. The wiring was pretty straight forward (had done it once before), just take your time and follow paperwork provided. The kicker was the glossy black dash kit that came with it, as I was worried it would not match my existing dash...perfect match! i am actually happier with this new look than the factory radio I replaced. Love the bluetooth feature and Ipod hidden in glove box now. This Pioneer really sounds great. As I was installing my wife said the sub really sounds good and I told her I dont have it connected yet. When i did...BOOM! It is true it does take a lot of time getting used to main control knob. Also, mostly operate with remote control now and I think is safer

    Pros: Appearance, sound quality, features, sound retriever function for Ipod, modestly priced, blue tooth, display can be turned off easlily for night driving

    Cons: Only blue light display, does not dim very much for night driving, remote has to be directly in front unit to pick up signal,

    Pioneer FH-P8000BT in 2006 Sante Fe

    Written by: Josh from Albany, GA on February 26, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    So far one of my favorite receivers. It has a great look to it but also a kind of stock look to it. So I feel better about getting it especially for the fact it might not be as flashy and might deter theft. The sound controls will over whelm you at first because this unit allows you to control all the aspects of sound going to your speakers. The remote buttons are small but for the most part a nice remote control. It does take time to learn the total iPod control as well as using the blue tooth so make sure you read the manual. But after working the controls you will have crystal clear sound stock speakers or not. And if you don't like messing with thous kinds of things than you have 7 different band equalizers you can use. I installed the unit with 2 sets of sound ordnance speakers, and 2 15's and a 2400watt amp. I love the sound I'm getting, I cannot distort the low's over my high's. It is absolutely perfect. Not to mention the blue tooth is really nice as well. Worth 300 bucks so get it. iPod control is worth getting it too.

    Pros: Blue tooth, ipod control, sound quality, and coolness.

    Cons: Gotta read the manuel

    Pioneer FH-P8000BT IN 2004 RX8 WITH BOSE

    Written by: ROBERTS,D from VIRGINIA BEACH,VA on February 23, 2012

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

    Great radio i have used sony radios in the past in my own vehicle but have envied the sound of pioneers in my friends cars. This radio has all the great features the 7 band eq allows you to adjust lows, mids, and highs and specifically tells you what frequency you are adjusting. The bright blue display looks great at night although i must say that actually font for buttons could be larger. I have used the bluetooth feature and well i have the microphone behind the radio never even bothered routing it and my wife ssays she can here me fine. So i must say the bluetooth is great. I am currently using this radion on a 2004 rx8 which had the original bose system. This system comes with 9" subwoofers in the front doors the only reason i upgraded is because my cd player stopped working. Now the i have ipod use and a cd player. The ipod feature is great but it isnt recomended gor the iphone and i agree you can't navigate anything but the music with the unit. So for ipods it is great you can search playlist,artist, or song from the unit. Which is great with a 100+ gigs of music.

    Pros: Great sound great bluetooth good eq good ipod control

    Cons: features are difficult to find(must read owners manual) not iphone friendly font on buttons too small

    Pioneer FH-P8000BT

    Written by: Jay B from DYT Ohio on February 14, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Awesome radio I highly recommend to anybody Bluetooth phenomenal

    Pros: Everything about it

    Cons: None

    Pioneer FH-P8000BT

    Written by: David from Memphis, TN on February 13, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    A little hard to see, small graphics on the unit but not the display. The remote is easier to use than the buttons/functions on the unit but the remote does not light up so night time use is a little distracting.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Pioneer FH-P8000BT

    Written by: Smokinjoe from Maryland on February 11, 2012

    2010 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Awesome sound, to me any stereo has to have a way to tweak the sound to the way I like it. While most brands boast a whole 2 or 3 band eq (whoopie!!!), Pioneer puts a 7 band graphic in most of theirs (thank you!). On top of that there is a Sound Retrieve funtion that really does put life back into mp3s. Bluetooth music streaming is the best out of any other stereo I've had. The sleek styling comes at a price though, alot of features are hidden and for the first time in a decade I HAD to use the manual. Oh well I learn fast. All around great unit.

    Pros: A2DP, 7 band eq, great sound, great looks

    Cons: some features hard to find w/o manual, love blue but would be nice to change backlight color

    Great features for the price

    Written by: Anonymous from Massachusetts on February 4, 2012

    2003 Mazda Protege5
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    So far, very pleased with this stereo. Large wealth of features for the price. I will review the features I use most frequently. Sound: The sound quality is excellent paired with my four Pioneer door speakers and twin JL subs and amp. It has a few preprogrammed EQs and two custom user EQs but I typically just leave it set flat. In iPod mode, it has a "Sound Retrieve" function that enhances the sound, which works quite nicely. You can turn this on or off. Interface: I don't listen to the radio often, so the lack of presets doesn't really bother me. It took a little while to figure out the dial, but it ended up being quite intuitive. Friends do tend to have trouble manipulating the controls, if you don't explain them. Bluetooth: Paired flawlessly with my Droid phone. When it downloaded my phonebook, it also downloaded all of my Facebook contacts, many of which had no phone numbers. After I went in to my phone and changed the preferences to show only contacts with phone numbers and reset the phonebook on the stereo, this was fixed. Call clarity is great, only time I had anyone complain on the other end was during the pouring rain. My microphone is mounted above my rear view mirror. iPod control: Intuitive interface and great sound quality. The rear USB port is awesome, because I was able to hide the wire and leave the iPod in the glovebox. It does have a search function, which is nice with 2000 songs on your iPod.

    Pros: Great price for features Bluetooth is excellent and pairs flawlessly Rear iPod input, unit charges iPod, iPod can be left in glovebox out of sight. iPod control is similar to actual iPod. Great sound quality.

    Cons: Controls are a little confusing at first, especially to guests in the car. Display can be a bit bright at night, especially on dark roads, but the display can be turned off by holding the "clock button" for a few seconds. The display will come back on when you make adjustments and turn itself back off when you are done in this mode. Cannot see clock and iPod song titles simultaneously, you must toggle the display using the "clock" button.

    Tuner reception

    Written by: MikeB from Huntsville, AL on February 2, 2012

    2004 Nissan 350Z
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I always love pioneer products, but this purchase might have been a mistake.

    Pros: It sounds wonderful, and is easy to use once you get the hang of it.

    Cons: Radio stations seem almost impossible to pick up now. At first I thought that I just didnt plug in the antena, but after checking it several times, its just the tuner sucks.

    A great fit for my needs!

    Written by: ShaneB from Baltimore, MD on February 1, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    The Pioneer FH-P8000BT is an excellent way to bring home all of the features of a luxury sound system, for an economical price. It was the perfect choice for my daily driven 2010 Honda Fit. The finish is nice, and complements the OEM look of the rest of the interior. I was able to route my usb drive through the back of the receiver to a hidden location in my upper glove box. The HD radio is clear and was simple to install. My favorite feature is the hands free phone talking. I would have never thought that an advanced feature like this would be so easy to install or simple to operate. The power and sound that go to the speakers are also of high quality, and are easy to modify with the equalizer. I have driven with this for 6 months and have never had a single issue with the system malfunctioning. Although this receiver has worked well for me, I have to agree with other users about the fact that initially it is a little complicated to navigate through the menu options. The main dial functions for most of the navigation around the menu and takes some getting used to. Also, although I enjoy having multiple options for tuning my system's sound, display, and play functions; some users might find the system overly complicated. I cannot speak about bluetooth audio streaming or the XM features as I have not tried these yet.

    Pros: Recommended for: Someone seeking a feature packed sound system for a reasonable price.

    Cons: Not recommended for: Someone looking for just a simple way to play cd's or listen to the radio.

    Blown Away!

    Written by: MatthewF from Saint Paul MN on January 28, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    AMAZING sound! I was looking for a double DIN to replace my stock radio, spent hours pouring over reviews of tons of radios and then called Crutchfield for some additional input (Harley Rocks!) before settling on this radio. The one issue I knew going into it was the fact the dimmer won't dim with lights (and mine doesn't), but it's not as big an issue as I thought it would be. But the SOUND is amazing, people ask if I have subs installed. I wish I had upgraded years ago! Installation was made slightly more complicated by the GM-OnStar Interface and XM stuff - but just lay everything out on your kitchen table, follow directions exactly and get everything "pre-wired" before you crack your dash and you'll be just fine! Only "issue" I had was I did connect the "mute" wire from GM interface to radio, but had to snip it to get sound to play... which is funny because the radio still auto-mutes for incoming calls etc. I bought this for a SIMPLE yet good looking upgrade, I needed BT Hands-free phone and iPhone/music controller and this baby had it - I still can't believe the price. The sound REALLY is sweet, I'm VERY VERY happy with this purchase! Oh and Crutchfield is the ONLY way to go for DIY'ers - the install kit and support you guys provided (for FREE) was a lifesaver!

    Pros: Great looking. Simple design. AWESOME sound. ipod/iphone controllable, BT Handsfree for phone. Amazing value.

    Cons: There is a limit of 400 contacts imported from your phone, no easy way to just input names for your "frequent contacts" (nice for Caller ID display on incoming calls). Still researching a work-around. Lights won't dim with car dimmer switch, but NOT a big deal at all. Menu system will require the manual your first time around - that's the trade-off to have simple buttons, it's more complicated to program, but once done, you're set!

    Good quality for the money

    Written by: LeighD from Warrenton, VA on January 27, 2012

    2007 Honda Fit Sport
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    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I am happy with bluetooth, iPod functions and the sound quality in general. Not happy with radio reception. It is terrible.

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    Just what I wanted

    Written by: Vette from Yukon, OK on January 27, 2012

    2012 Nissan Xterra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Love many things about this radio. Install in my wife's Xterra was simple because this radio has the mounting holds / detents that allows the factory mounts to be used and position it right where it needs to be the FIRST time out. The large display and characters is just what my wife wanted. No flashy graphics or swirling patterns, just larger and easy to read information. The next hurdle to get over was whether or not my wife would adapt to a different technology for the controls. Using the 6 way button in the center rather than buttons scattered all over the panel could have been an issue. After just a few minutes showing her how to get to the source she wanted, then to the channel, and how to set favorite channels was all it took. She liked it just fine. I chose this model for three primary reasons; 1. double DIN to fit her Xterra 2. XM module from the manufacturer rather than a 3rd party add on. 3. large readable display. The XM module is separate and comes with a fairly long (abt 12ft ??) cable so it can be mounted just about anywhere. Power is included through the cable. Piece of cake to hook up. Just connect the antenna to the module and cable to the head unit.

    Pros: Ease of install. Operation. Sound quality. Large display.

    Cons: Only thing I do not love is that when you turn it off the entire panel goes black. Not a problem in the day time but at night you cannot see the button to turn it on. Not a show stopper but it would be nice to have an LED stay on under the button. Not a big con for us since we really don't use it much but the aux input and USB input are both on the back only. Odd since there is a ton of free space on the front. You do get some cables to hook up your devices to it.

    Buyer's remorse

    Written by: dragoon from Pennsylvania on January 24, 2012

    2011 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I purchased this stereo to replace a factory Jeep stereo. In comparison to sound, the Pioneer is better, but not at all what I expected. I replaced the speakers with Polk speakers and they work fine. However, the equalizer on the stereo is overrated and not user friendly. There are 2 custom settings for the equalizer and several presets. None of which produce great sounds. I have owned Sony products before, and I would stand behind their products. I will not purchase anythin Pioneer again.

    Pros: It's better than a generic factory stereo.

    Cons: If you want good sound and user friendly controls, buy something else.

    Sweet

    Written by: Anonymous from colorado denver on January 22, 2012

    2011 Mazda 2
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This radio is sweet, the fit and finish is vary nice almost looks stock, it was vary simple to install with an 5ch alpine amp and the audio controls are vary simple to use. I do however have one complaint about this radio it is the hardest radio to navigate the bt (blue tooth) menu and to set the time i have never had to use a manuel before just to set the time but it only took a min to do and once I read the manuel I was vary pleased with my purchase.

    Pros: vary nice fit audio is top notch and bt works vary well

    Cons: had to use a manuel for the first time ever to set the clock and to use the bt

    legger88

    Written by: Thomas from Nevada on January 1, 2012

    2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great Product. Very easy to install in my 05 Silverado, thanks to Crutchfield. Easy to Navigate through. Looks great. Great quality as always from pioneer. Wish the XM radio was easier to hide, had to put it in the glove box. Hooked up to Polk mm series and sounds great.

    Pros: Sounds and looks great.

    Cons: Programming and installing XM radio.

    Solid Receiver

    Written by: IronCity56 from Richmond, VA on December 21, 2011

    2010 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Let me start with Crutchfield first. This has been one of the best on-line buying experiences I have ever had. From the ordering experience on the website (telling me exactly what I need for installation) to customer service. The Toyota Tacoma face plate that was shipped with my receiver was broken and Crutchfield has a new one on my doorstep 2 days later. OUTSTANDING!!! I am now a LOYAL customer. The receiver installation for a 2010 Toyota Tacoma was unbelievably easy. I am a DIY-er but I think anyone that can read can do this. Additional Notes: If you have steering wheel controls you need to purchase an adapter it doesn't come with the stereo.BLUETOOTH: The only severely disappointing experience so far is the inability for the receiver to connect to my paired iPhone4 for audio streaming. I used the audio streaming to play Pandora when I initially installed the stereo, but every time I have tried since, I can't get it to connect. The bluetooth for telephone use pairs/connects every time. no issues there....but that is less important to me.Thanks god for the remote control, because I'm not crazy about the navigation on this stereo itself.Sound quality kicks arse. Stereo USB/iphone 4 connection -- sound quality is MUCH better than the factory AUX jack from Toyota. Very clean.Like I said overall this is a fantastic value. I'm sure at some point Pioneer will wise up and I'll find a firmware update that fixes my bluetooth woe's. Enjoy, buy with confidence.

    Pros: ease of installation

    Cons: Blue Tooth pairing works fine for phone, but not for audio streaming.(Which is one of the reasons i bought this receiver.)

    An Amazing Value!

    Written by: Jer from Las Vegas, NV on November 30, 2011

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

    Installed in my wife's 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse, using the Metra MIT0-01 interface Crutchfield recommended (and sold me at 1/2 price!) along with a Metra dash kit. Seamless, fast, easy install. Get the interface, it'll seamlessly mate the Pioneer with your car without modifying either one. Fired up immediately with no issues, and the sound was IMMEDIATELY impressive, even before I made any EQ adjustments (which are very precise and versatile). The list of features as this price point is impressive, I only added Pioneer's XM tuner (my wife loves XM), and that also works flawlessly. I was replacing the "premium" Rockford/Fosgate factory option's head unit, and was BLOWN AWAY by the sonic difference. It was as if the car's installed amps and speakers were patiently waiting for a head unit that could take advantage of them. Volume, bass, clarity, soundstage, and cohesiveness were all improved dramatically. Crutchfield (of course) was the best place I could have purchased it, they made it easy, it arrived on schedule, and I got a phone call and emails to confirm my order and to check on me. This is the second system I've purchased from them in 2 months, and both experiences were of the same high quality. Buy this thing! Go!

    Pros: Ease of install, GREAT sound, tons of features, low price!

    Cons: Wish we had done it sooner!

    Nice unit

    Written by: Carl from Jacksonville,FL on November 1, 2011

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

    I had this receiver in my 05 Dodge Caravan(modified the dash to fit it)I've been a pioneer user since the 70's, It's a nice receiver, i don't have an iPhone but my tracfone LG800G paired 100% with the unit with no issues,received and made calls clearly,wasn't looking for a pricey HU,(missed my DEH-P7800MP...lol) the display at night with the dimmer is bright but you can turn it off and it comes on only when you have to use a function. I've since upgraded to a AVH-3200BT for a more colorful display and DVD,If you just want a basic DD head unit this is a nice one.

    Pros: Very nice solid HU

    Cons: Didn't care for the bright blue display

    Lack of FULL iPhone Support

    Written by: schmeal from North Louisiana on October 24, 2011

    2006 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Pioneer doesn't support it for the long haul... while my Bluetooth works fine for the phone, it works sporadically with the bluetooth audio. Example a recorded memo will play fine through blue tooth audio, but anything else, like music (besides the phones) will not. I have had an iPhone 3Gs and now have a 4S same issue. No audio through. My classic iPod works fine though. Pioneer's solution is to turn off the phone or restore the phone? So they blame Apple. The functionality could be better... although it isn't bad. Lack of support has me thinking to replace it with a different brand. Great experience installing it though, thanks to Crutchfields great directions/kit

    Pros: Hands friend bluetooth and iPod controls

    Cons: Blue Tooth Audio support is lacking... it is there, but doesn't work like I think it should

    Pioneer FH-8000BT Review

    Written by: c48360 from Lake Orion, MI on October 24, 2011

    2006 Ford Focus ZXW
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I own 2 of these units, 1 in my Acura TL and 1 in my daughters' Focus. In both cases the install went without a hitch and the unit looks like it belongs. I like that the buttons are minimal, it gives a less cluttered look. The hands-free phone and I-Pod controls work just like they are supposed to. One improvement that they could make would be to have an additional USB port on the front of the unit.

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    Pioneer FH-P8000BT

    Written by: BS from Minneapolis, MN on September 21, 2011

    2002 Toyota Avalon
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    I like the look of the radio and all the different options that it comes with, have to study it a little to get the maximum amount of use out of it.

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    Great Receiver!

    Written by: Anton from Huntsville, AL on September 3, 2011

    2009 Honda Accord
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Just installed this receiver last night and I love it! Bluetooth is clear and long microphone cable makes installation easy. Long USB cable is included. I like the Aux and USB ports being on the rear so I can hide the inputs wherever I want. I am installing a sub and amp in a couple weeks and am expecting great things. iPhone USB audio is controllable on the head unit or the device, which is really nice.

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    Pioneer FH-P8000BT

    Written by: Jay from Collegeville, Pa. on September 2, 2011

    2007 Hyundai Tiburon
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was looking for a head unit that you could adjust the sound decent and this was what I was looking for. It makes great sound. I had a eclpise and this is much better then that one, and I can't say enough about crutchfield they have great shipping and the best costumer help you could find any where.

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    Awesome

    Written by: RonA from Prospect Park, PA on August 18, 2011

    2006 Ford Focus ZX4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great sound, ease of use. Just an all around awesome stereo.

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    Great reciever..but

    Written by: Jonnyg from Niagara Falls, New York on August 8, 2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Everything is great with this receiver but you cannot use the iPhone 3 and 4 with OS4 while using Bluetooth streaming audio. It just won't work, and Pioneer will not do anything to help you with this problem. In my opinion Crutchfield should be careful about boasting that this receiver supports streaming Bluetooth audio when it does not work with the most popular phone on the market. <br> <b>[Editor's Note: Our Hands on Research acurately reflects that this unit is not compatible with the iphone.]</b>

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    Great value for the money

    Written by: Brad from NJ on August 1, 2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    For the money, this receiver is great. Looks great and works as its supposed to. Integrates well with my iPhone 3GS, making and receiving calls and playing my music either through the iPod cable or via Bluetooth. XM was easy to add and works great as well. My only gripe with this system is the iPod controls through the head unit are a little clunky, but no different than other Pioneer receivers I've had in the past. Its getting there, but still kind of slow and annoying. But I would recommend this unit to a friend.

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    Not too bad

    Written by: Jon L from San Diego, CA on August 1, 2011

    2005 Subaru Forester
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Sounds good and was easy to install into my Subaru Forester. I have an iPhone 4 with iOS 4.3 and the phone connection over bluetooth works very well for phone calls. However, the bluetooth music streaming is totally non- functional and according to the Apple forums seems to have quit for every iPhone with iOS 4.x. My iPhone does work very well with the iPod USB adaptor for this head unit and plays music seamlessly. I have heard of people testing iOS 5 (see forum) who have lost functionality even with the USB cable. Purchase with caution.

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    Great HU - Only small issues

    Written by: Max M from Long Island, NY on July 27, 2011

    This is a great looking head unit that has almost everything I wanted. I would love Sirius/XM built-in, but no one is really doing that for some reason. The sound is wonderful, and fairly customizable with a 7-band EQ at this price point. The Bluetooth phone function works great and overall I am very happy with this unit. There are a couple of small issues that may bother some people, and they are: 1. The display really doesn't dim much when you turn the headlights on, it is by far the brightest thing in my car at night, but at least you can disable the display and it only comes on when you interact with it. 2. Using and navigating the unit is not always intuitive (try setting the clock without the manual), but like all head units, you get used to it, and pretty soon you know how to do everything on it pretty quickly. 3. I wish it had dedicated volume buttons (outside of the remote) so I could use that button/dial thing in the middle to just navigate the menus, but again, you pretty much get used to it quickly. That is really it. Outside of those small issues it works really well and is hard to beat for the price.

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    Happy with this HU

    Written by: Greg D from Atlanta, GA on July 22, 2011

    Replaced my failing Bose head unit (HU) in my 2003 Maxima with this unit over a year ago. I've been more than pleased with the performance of the HU thus far. B/c the HU wasn't a direct swap with my Bose system it took a little creative wiring (not a direct plug & play) to install. Great sound and enough audio settings for a novice audiophile like me to tweak the settings to really get the sound I like. BT works well with the iPhone 3GS, and I also figured out how to get Pandora to play when the phone is plugged directly into the rear USB, which is one of the best features b/c I like a nice and clean install and the rear USB allows the cable to be ran behind the dash into the glove box keeping my iPod or iPhone out of sight. Searching for individual songs/artists is cumbersome but I just create playlists or search by genres. The black glossy face shows fingerprints and smudges easy. HU does dim as others have stated, just not by much. 4/5 for this HU. Thinking of buying this for my wife's car.

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    Written by: Steve from Wilmington de on June 23, 2011

    2009 Chevrolet Impala
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Amplifier section is outstanding for this pricepoint. Normally, I go to external amps but may stay with inboard amp here. Bluetooth is as clear as the BMW's that I sell. Not the easiest unit to use but sill rated a 5

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    Pioneer FH-P8000BT

    Written by: DaveM from Glenmora, LA on May 16, 2011

    2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a fine streo. I only gave it 4 stars because I can't get my phone to pair with the head unit. Other than that I am verry satisfied. Of course Crutchfield is the only place to buy.

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    purty dern good un !

    Written by: GLH from Batesville, AR on May 8, 2011

    2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I really like my new Pioneer FH-P8000BT. It has all the features I wanted and was easy to install with the dash brackets supplied by Crutchfield. I replaced the stock in-dash 6 CD changer/tuner in my 2004 Ford SuperDuty SuperCab F- 250 Lariat Edition. It connects readily with my Samsung Eternity SGH-A867 phone and even wirelessly streams music from it via Bluetooth. Handsfree calls are awesome and even going down the Interstate at 80 mph, people say I am talking too loud, thanks to the included mic that's clipped on the visor. It works flawlessly with my iPod Touch 4th generation, and displays all song, artist, album, etc info. All the menu settings are easy to navigate and setup. The 7 band EQ is very nice. The 6-way RCA preouts are great since I have a 4 channel amp and a subwoofer amp. The remote is great also. Only reason I give it 4 stars instead of 5 is because I cannot make the dimmer work with my truck dimmer, regardless of how I connect which wire. Also, there is no way to change the display color, although it is a not-so-harsh sky blue, just a tad bright at times.

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    Wish I would have just bought this one at the onset

    Written by: Owner in Den from Denver, CO on April 27, 2011

    2003 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a replacement for a different brand of stereo that did not do well. I wish I would have just bought this one (you gets what you pay for!). Audio quality is great, Bluetooth audio quality on phone calls is great (other system people could not understand me), I can read the display just fine....just a much better stereo than the other brand. I have always owned Pioneers over the years for car stereos - I learned my lesson not to stray from that fact. This replaces an 11 year old Pioneer that was still running great - just didn't have advanced features. Crutchfield honored the return no questions asked. They are a good outfit. Side note: this receiver does dim when headlights go on, but not much...my 11 yr. old Pioneer did the EXACT same thing (would barely dim). Come on Pioneer! Have the display dim more when headlights are on! (Minor complaint)

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    Written by: Jack L. from LaVista Ne. on April 20, 2011

    2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great Stereo. Put in 2004 Siverado. Looks Great and Sound even better.Perfect fit. Cruthfield was great to work with.

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    Great Interface. Sound is So-So

    Written by: Jedsled from Gallatin, TN on April 15, 2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this radio as a replacement for a Kenwood that had a horrible interface and that would not pair with my Droid. This Pioneer was very easy to install. It is the first Double Din radio I've ever installed. The controls were very easy to use and figure out. The sound, however, is not as good as the sound I got out of the Kenwood. I wish I could get a radio that sounds like the Kenwood but operates like this Pioneer. The microphone on this radio is ridiculously large and clunky. You'd figure they'd know folks would be installing this in small, tight spaces and would make a small mic. Nope. They made a huge clip and expect you to clip it on your sunvisor. If you do that, then you won't be able to talk on your phone on a sunny day. Stupid idea. I had to mount mine on the overhead console in my 2002 Explorer. The controls are the best part of this radio. Easy to use. Easy to figure out. I only wish it sounded a little better. Oh, and so far I have not been able to get my flash drive to work on the USB cable. My iPod works on it, but the flash drive does not. Overall, I am slightly satisfied. Maybe just enough not to return it.

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    Written by: Steve from Raleigh, NC on March 31, 2011

    2004 Acura MDX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    So far so good. I just got the radio installed in my 2004 Acura MDX. The mounting kit makes the install look very professional and blends nicely with the display colors on the factory information unit. One item to be aware of if you go with this unit. The wiring harness I received did not provide a wire for the steering wheel controls. If you buy a control unit you will need to wire into the controls. I pulled the Power Antenna wire out of the harness (not used on the MDX) and reinserted it into the correct spot on the wiring harness. I made the connect and everything works great. I chose to solder the harnesses together with heat shrink tubing over the union. It turned out very nice and I'm glad that I took the extra few minutes to do that vs. crimping. The phone paired up easily. And the overall sound quality is much better than the factory radio. Crutchfield does a great job in providing almost everything you'll need for the install. My biggest concern was installing a radio that would look like an aftermarket install. This radio sounds great and looks good in the vehicle.

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    This Unit Plays in Peoria

    Written by: Paul B from Peoria, IL on March 18, 2011

    2007 Subaru Impreza WRX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought the Pioneer a few weeks ago and I am impressed. I am hearing bass and a richer sound out of my stock 2007 WRX speakers. I thought the stock speakers were awful, but now it is like having new speakers. The Bluetooth works well, and when I am on the phone, the recipient can hear me crystal clear. I do suggest mounting the microphone on the steering column. I did try other spots in the cabin, but the steering column was the best spot I found. Operation is easy, although I do have to play my Zune through the Auxiliary port. Therefore, you will need to buy at least a 6' cord. My wife has an iPod, the USB for it works well, and I am able to see her playlist on the display. Installation was a snap. If you have a 2007 Subaru, all you need is the adapter Crutchfield supplies and some wire nuts. Used my stock brackets, and total installation was under an hour (the longest part being connecting the wires). I do recommend installing both the USB cord and an Auxiliary cord. You can just tie and tuck the cord not being used away behind the panels (or next to the shifter, as I did in the WRX). I recommend buying this unit if you are in the market for an upgrade.

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    Written by: Oswald from Ridgecrest, CA on March 15, 2011

    2011 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Sounds great, features work great. Got my phone hooked up via bluetooth within a few steps. Audio sounds great. I do have a few complaints about it: - As a few others have mentioned, some of the text are not backlit and are too small, making it difficult to read. -There is no dedicated buttons for play/stop/pause. You must go through the menu and a few steps just to pause on the head unit yourself, or use the remote("pgm button"). -No random seeking? I can't say for sure. I only have a USB drive with music plugged in, so I can't say this for iPods. But I haven't figured out how to fast foward to the next song randomly, instead of next file in the album playlist. -For a double-din unit with so many display lines, I don't understand how they couldn't fit the clock to always show on the unit. -They include a USB cable, but can't include a mini-jack cable for aux?

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    Installed Pioneer Stereo in Wife's Car

    Written by: Ralph from Indianapolis on February 23, 2011

    1998 Nissan Maxima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed new Pioneer FH-P8000BT. Great Sound and lots of features, USB works very well. No CD's to mess with. Just wish the display had a dimmer function when the lights are on at night. It's either too bright or off when lights are on. That's the only settings I can find. I would rate is as an A- or 3.8 out of four.

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    Written by: DS from Windsor, CO on February 14, 2011

    2004 Ford F-150
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    Easy to install, great sound, good features.

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    Pioneer FH-P8000BT

    Written by: Don D from Lawrenceville, Ga on February 13, 2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Had unit for about two weeks, It sounds great, Everything I expected.

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    This is the second Pioneer FH-P8000BT I have purchased

    Written by: trey1140 from Oklahoma USA on January 31, 2011

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    I have one in my truck and it has not missed a beat. My home speakers are Difinitive Technology's and that means great sound in my truck is expected, and then I wanted my girlfriend to have a better sound in her car but, I purchased another brand and there isn't anything good to say about it so I fell back to something that I knew would perform without any problems. The Pioneer FH-P8000BT. I carry my phone in my back pocket and if I'm near the radio and there is a call the pioneer will answerm The radio is great both of them

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    Written by: ChrisS from Nashville, TN on January 13, 2011

    I wanted to wait about 6 months to write a review, just to give it a long term review. This includes 12 hour drives to Florida, so pretty thorough use of all it's features. It's installed in a 2004 Toyota 4Runner with factory JBL Symthesis speakers still being used. Bluetooth Simply amazing. Works flawless with my DroidX, including streaming audio. You can stream Pandora so you have ENDLESS music (make sure and have unlimited data plan on your cell phone or god help you..), but also control your built in music player on your cell phone with your steering wheel controls! Sound quality on calls is fantastic by the way. Sound quality Again, amazing. LOUD. I will state that I do have to turn it up a bit to hear it, but I have tinnitus and a Borla exhaust on my V8 4Runner, so she's a little noisy at times :-) . But even as half deaf as I am I can easy ring my ears with this beauty and have room to go. IPod controls Again, amazing. That's a pretty common place thing today I know, but my iTouch works perfectly every time. It's easy to use the remote that comes with the unit to move through your Artist/Song/Albums that you have on your iPod/iTouch,. Hope that helps everyone that reads this review. It really is a great head unit that I've used the heck out of and had no issues at all. Chris

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    Works fine, but a confusing interface

    Written by: Paul from Wilton, CT on December 31, 2010

    2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
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    Ok let me start by saying that I did not buy this for the sound quality. I inherited an older Trailblazer that had no way to connect an iPod or phone. This had the features, including the USB port in the REAR which makes for a much neater installation. The manual is only on CD.. The manual is VERY badly written, and you have to read things a few times. Read the bluetooth section and your hair will curl! They actually have a section on how to pair a phone that is already connected. Who would connect a phone and not pair it? It has all sorts of bizarre options. Make sure you read the "initial setup" section of the manual. It tells you how to disable inputs you are not using, and turn off the ridiculous demo mode, which is on by default. There is no easy way to change radio stations (like the standard ole 6 pushbuttons). Click "list", rotate multi selector dial to the preset you want, then press. However if you use the remote, you can just push a number. Much easier. Bluetooth phone book import worked well, but selecting names is a bit tedious. The phone book does not support having two numbers for a person (like home/cell). You would need to have two entries in your phone before the import. Even my 3 year old Acura could do this. But all that said, I am very happy with the radio! Sounds fine, and all the features work! Double check which wire you connect to the adaptor for the radio lights. There are two, and I guessed wrong, so dimming does not work at night.

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    Annoying "function confirmation tones" and miniscule button labels

    Written by: CM from Alexandria, VA on December 31, 2010

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    Each time a button is pressed, this unit emits an audible beep or "function confirmation tone," a feature which is not only useless but which also becomes very tiresome very quickly. The labels on some of the buttons are hard to read and needlessly tiny given the amount of "real estate" afforded by the double din size. I bought the XM radio integration package and the display is far worse than I had in my old stand-alone XM reciever--it does not display the artist name and song title at the same time -- you must toggle the "display" button (which, of course, beeps each time). The clock and song information cannot be displayed simultaneously. The remote control is cumbersome--you need to press numerous buttons simply to change to a particular station. If you like radio and especially if you like changing stations, don't buy this.

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    Pioneer FH-P8000BT

    Written by: RacerX from Laurinburg, NC on December 18, 2010

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    Great stereo! Easy installation. Outstanding features with great power-no need for an amp.

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    Pioneer FH-P8000BT

    Written by: BMH from Illinois on November 29, 2010

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    This is a great unit for my 2004 Silverado. Not to difficult to install and works great. Blue Tooth is awesome. Very happy with my purchase.

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    Pioneer FH-P8000BT

    Written by: qball from Houston, TX. on November 28, 2010

    2003 Toyota 4Runner
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    This is a great stereo. Really easy to setup and use. Sound customization is top notch.

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    excellent radio

    Written by: Guy from Long Island, NY on October 23, 2010

    2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
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    This radio is amazing. even though it's only 14 watt rms per speaker it kills it. i cannot wait till i get the speakers and amp i ordered as well and then it will really kick. i like how i can control my IPOD from the HU and i can hide the ipod in the glovebox so everything looks nice and clean. installation was a breeze, easiest install I have done in a long time. the bluetooth is amazing the sound quailty is excellent. this radio has by far surpassed my expections that i had for it.

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    WOW!!!!

    Written by: Mark V from Navasota, TX on September 21, 2010

    I can't say enough good things about this little unit. It's in my 2007 Wrangler 2 dr. When I installed, I still had it hanging out of the dash when I made my first Bluetooth call. My brother didn't believe me about being on speaker phone and talking through my radio, it's that clear. The connectivity options are endless. I use my Ipod touch as my BT audio source, works perfectly. I ran the USB cable into the glove box and keep a thumb drive in it. Delphi XM is mounted to the dash and plugged in the back aux port. Audio quality is flawless from every source. I can't comment on the cd player audio, I have never used it!!! It even syncs up with my phone and Ipod via BT at the same time. BUY IT!!!

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    first purchase

    Written by: Dave from chgo, il on September 1, 2010

    2006 Ford F-150
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    Ordered pioneer fh-p8000bt. Got it delivered quick. Came with excellent installation instructions too. Had great service from Andy on my installations questions. Also, ordered wrong cable cable for sub,and they send me the correct in short order. Great first experience ordering from them.. And the unit sounds great too!!

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    Really good unit...but...beware of hiss

    Written by: DJ from Detroit on August 27, 2010

    I purchased this radio and had it put in a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer (no bose), but with Onstar system. It required a special harness to retain the Onstar and car chimes. Everything about this radio was as good as advertised - blue tooth worked amazing, it supports all of the file types that it claims to support, sound quality is above average. I wouldn't call it amazing, but above average. However...... The unit has a slight "hiss" when the music is paused or when you are switching between tracks. You can also hear the hiss when playing music at low volumes, or when listening to talk radio. Once you turn the music up, the loud music drowns it out so its not as noticeable. Having said that...the installers said that this is a common problem with all Pioneer units. They also noted that part of the problem could be that I was using a data harness (the one required for Onstar). The said that 95% of people don't mind the hiss since they barely notice it. I ended up returning the unit because the hiss drove me insane. For the simple reason that no one else seems to be annoyed by the hiss other than me, I am still rating it a 4 out of 5. However, I will not hesitate to purchase my next unit from Crutchfield. They have amazing customer service and even swapped out my unit with out any questions. When the second unit performed the same, they simply offered a full refund. I have never had a more painless return and such a great experience in terms of customer service.

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    Don't do it - There's a much better unit to buy than this

    Written by: Dave from Westchester, NY on August 22, 2010

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    This is the worst tuner I've ever used, and my first FM tuner was a under-dash adapter in 1969! I bought Pioneer for their excellent FM sensitivity but I got terrible results in my Solara. At first I thought it was the rear window antenna and the need for the second diversity plug. My new replacement tuner proved that wrong. But even ignoring this defect, the software that operates this thing is horrible! Until recently, my job was to test radio broadcast software, so I am used to complexity and learning menus. Even after a month I had to go to the manual - a poorly written PDF file written in broken English with errors that should have been caught - every time I wanted to do something, like pairing a new bluetooth phone. For example, the manual said to push the SAT button to change the satellite radio mode. There is no SAT button! Hitting buttons randomly I finally found the button that worked for that function. The big center knob on the unit attracted me at first, thinking it would make this unit easy to use for my wife, who does not take to gadgets. Not so, too many confusing ways to push it. Save yourself a lot of grief. I just bought the Pioneer AVH3200BT. For $120 more, what a difference. Excellent reception, I paired the phone without even cracking the manual. Plus DVD. One reason I will always buy from Crutchfield - tech support is GREAT and return policy liberal, otherwise I would have been stuck with a piece of junk.

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    Nice radio. Terrible bluetooth

    Written by: ErnieR from Fallbrook, Ca. on August 19, 2010

    2006 Ford F-150
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    I have wanted to buy this unit for several years now. I purchased a Ford f150 truck and decided to order the Pioneer unit. Installation was a snap with the information provided by Crutchfield. Once installed, I attempted to pair with my motorola cell phone. It wouldn't pair so I called Crutchfield and talked to a customer support person for about 45 minutes. He was very helpful but in the end we decided it was the cell phone. I purchased a new Samsung cell phone. This one wouldn't pair either. The unit was trying to pair with audio not telephone. Called Pioneer and was told that I had to have my phones reprogrammed to eliminate audio pairing. Motorola and Samsung said it was impossible. Both units returned to Crutchfield. I just received my JVC KW-XR810. Easy installation and paired within one minute. Pioneer customer service didn't seem to care about my problem. Fortunately Crutchfield does care and worked with me to find the right radio for my truck.

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    Potential Money Pit

    Written by: Rick from North TX on July 4, 2010

    2004 Chevrolet Suburban
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    The Head Unit itself is great. If you want something with great sound, this does the trick well. I bought this unit to get iPod and Bluetooth integration for my wife's vehicle. The iPod integration worked very well. The Bluetooth integration was the downfall. While I could get my phone to work with the Bluetooth (LG Chocolate), my wife's phone would not work at all (Motorola Rival). I could have bought a new phone, but that was not part of the original plan. Why is it a money pit? - I had to buy the GM harness to safely connect - To maintain the steering wheel controls on the vehicle was another harness - To get my wife's phone to work would be a new phone (+ $100.00) -- The new phone would have been an extra $120/year from Verizon due to their new data package requirements All that being said, if you don't have the same requirements, this is still a great radio. Just be sure to do more research than I did to ensure your phone will not have pairing issues.

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    Great sound, bad bluetooth, very fragile

    Written by: josh from Chicago, IL on June 29, 2010

    2001 Toyota Camry

    Pros: - Crisp highs, excellent mids, excellent low end (you need to buy speakers that support it) - Looks fantastic in a 2001 Camry - Remote is cool as well as all the inputs Cons: - Bluetooth is very choppy with Blackberry Tour or LG Voyager (It is unusable) - After 6 months, I pushed the middle scroll wheel a tad to hard and it cracked the underlying circuit board and killed the unit. Take a look in there... its hollow behind the board!!! My silicon PCB that supports my scroll wheel is now cracked. Not covered under warranty....will not buy again.

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    Great head unit with an almost-factory look

    Written by: Anonymous from Denver, CO on June 13, 2010

    2004 Ford Mustang
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    I ordered this head unit to upgrade my 2004 Mustang GT so that it would be compatible with Bluetooth and USB technology. It was very easy to install with the Crutchfield wire-harness and kit, and I would say that it took about 2 hours total. We had one minor snag with getting power to both of my factory amps, but a quick call to the tech support cleared up any confusion and we had the unit working at full speed about 10 minutes after that. It looks fantastic, and definitely doesn't have too much of an after-market look! Within another 10 minutes, I had the sound controls about where I like them, and had my Motorola Droid connected to stream Pandora and make calls. I am really happy with the wide range of equalizer settings. We also installed the Pioneer HD Radio unit, and it integrated seamlessly and actually has a better sound that my other car which has a Dual unit. I would agree with other comments that the only real complaint I have is that the night dimming function doesn't seem to work when I turn my headlights on. However, given that my radio is a bit lower down on my dash, it isn't a problem at all. I would highly recommend this product to anyone looking to replace their factory unit.

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    Best bang for your buck.

    Written by: Frederick from Raynham ,MA. on May 30, 2010

    2005 Ford F-150
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    I have had this stereo for 16 months now and I have no regrets on its purchase. The installation was problem free, thanks to Crutchfields installation kit. All the features are easy to use.Sound setup is easy and with a little time spent you can make your stock speakers sound like you have a subwoofer.The hands free works well with my Blackberry storm and streaming slacker radio sounds great,yes even with no additional amp and subwoofer.Many compliments on the almost stock look in my 2005 F-150 FX4. The only suggestion I have to anyone who plans on purchasing this unit is to try to use the remote control as much as possible for the front display will scratch up very quickly with little contact.

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    Great Deck!

    Written by: ls6777 from Carlsbad, CA on April 30, 2010

    I've been using this unit in my 07 Tacoma for 2 years now and am very happy with it. I use the BT for phone calls with my Iphone 3G. I've heard there are issues with the Iphone 3GS, but since I don't have one I've not experienced that. I also use the ipod control. Usually it's a gen 3 ipod nano and that works great. I've also plugged in my iphone to that port as well and the iphone tells u its not compatible, but u can control the music just like you do on the ipod and still use it for calls over the BT, so it's perfectly compatible. Right now I have it controlling all the stock speakers directly, which does pretty well, but I will soon be upgrading to new speakers with an amp. Overall, great product!

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    Written by: Anonymous from Arnold, MD on March 29, 2010

    2004 Ford Expedition
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    I was skeptical about this head unit after reading the reviews about how difficult it is. It had the features I wanted and was a nice price, so I took a chance. It is actually a great unit. It's not as hard to navigate as I had read on here. Just takes a little getting used to. Nice power compared to my factory Ford head unit. Bluetooth works great and the IPOD controls are great too. I opted to not go with the XM antenna and am happy with that since I don't have to have a bunch of CDs because I can use the IPOD, thumb drive, or even a CD with MP3s. My wife even likes this. If I could change it, the List feature would start at the song I'm on and not at the beginning of the directory, but I can live with that. Oh, for the people who hate the random mode because skipping to the next song doesn't shuffle, push down and that goes to another random song.

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    Rocking stereo

    Written by: Anonymous from Billings, Mt on March 26, 2010

    2008 Mitsubishi Lancer
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    I ordered this stereo to replace the stock unit in a 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer, it fit perfectly with the free dash kit and the wire harness. Crutchfield hit this one out of the park. The stereo itself can seem a little intimidating but it is a breeze to use. I also bought a set of polk 6 1/2" speakers to go with a sony 650w amp and a kicker 10" sub and the system just bangs. There are many audio adjustments that you can find your perfect sound. The hands free bluetooth adapter is crystal clear and easy to mount, along with the ipod adapter(which mounted very nicely in the glove box). Only down side I have found is that it doesn't charge the ipod when your not using it (which is a very small price to pay for the performance of this system). I would recomend this unit to anyone looking for a stock look but wants the performance (and the tec) of a smart stereo.

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    FINALLY

    Written by: Tajuan from Greensboro, NC on March 5, 2010

    2002 Mazda 626
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    Someone recommended I look at the FH-P8000BT - I fell in love with it. I researched the HU for like 2 weeks before finally deciding to buy it. I absolutely LOVE it! I still have the stock speakers in my car and I've already been asked by people if I had installed a sub. Bluetooth works perfectly; I can stream Pandora radio from my blackberry 9630. I've called several people using the bluetooth handsfreelink profile, and they all tell me that my calls come through loud & clear. To me, this review here is more about the experience w/ Crutchfield. I have been blown away by how helpful, courteous, and professional everyone is. I checked the mail when I got home, and noticed there was a HAND-WRITTEN thank you note. I am very BIG on customer service, so I will definitely recommend Crutchfield for anyone looking to purchase any new electronic gadgetry!

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    Great Unit, NOT for iPhone 3GS owners!

    Written by: Robert from Philly on February 18, 2010

    I've had this unit for a little under a year. It has worked very well with my iphone, it supports playlists, you can switch navigation from the unit to the iPhone, and the artist/title info shows up on the receiver. Call quality over bluetooth was phenomenal and easy: calls would come in and my music would be silenced. I can place calls easy with the 2 touches of the silver scroll knob. Then Apple released iPhone firmware 3.1x. This changed the way bluetooth works on the iPhone and it results in bluetooth being unusable for phone calls - itunes audio still works over the unit. The issue is that there is now severe distortion, almost like a garble, that happens on both ends of the call every 30-45 seconds. This "interference" lasts for about 5-15 seconds. This is now a known issue in the Apple support forums, with several models of the Pioneer head units being affected. Pioneer support has reportedly told owners that they cannot fix the issue due to Apple's changes. With this in mind, do not puchase this unit or anything in the 700/7000 & 8000 series to use with bluetooth on your iPhone. It will not work properly! Stick with the 610 as that has a different bluetooth module, made by parrot, that is reported to work.

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    Written by: Andrew from Monterey Park, CA on February 17, 2010

    Great stereo for the money. Crutchfield provided step-by-step instructions and installation took me approximately an hour and a half. This head unit is very simple and looks almost like a stock radio which is the look i was going for. The simple turn knob allows you to easily navigate through the functions. A plus for me is the fact that I can utilize my ipod now and also use the bluetooth hands free option offered with this radio. I have used the hands free device and no one has told me that I sound "far away" or that they can't hear me. The microphone has a cord that I think is approximately six feet long so you can mount it almost anywhere. So far I'm very satified with this unit and I feel that it is a great upgrade to a factory radio that doesn't offer hands free bluetooth capability or ipod integration.

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    Clean Sophistication in one great unit

    Written by: Jeff from Sycamore, Alabama on January 29, 2010

    2009 Smart fortwo
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    Wow is how I want to start. I wanted a good looking unit for my SMART car that would give me the features I was looking for. This unit provided all that and more. It is a very clean looking unit that appears to be a simple unit. But what you get a is a very sophisticated / modern unit. The Bluetooth features are wonderful. I love being able to get in the vehicle, and have my iPhone link up for both phone and audio without any wires or cable to look at. The sound quality is superb. Of course I have a 3.5mm accessory cable/plug and a USB cable/plug sitting in my glove box, ready for use if someone gets in and wants to play something from there iPod or audio devise, But for me, it is wireless. Power is great and paired with my Infinity 6.5 Reference series speakers make a wonderful full sound in the little car.

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    Year and a half later- still happy

    Written by: Ken from Glen Ellyn, IL on January 5, 2010

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    This unit does so many things well that the few flaws it does have are negligible. I bought this unit along with the HD tuner and the XM tuner. I love the XM tuner, it is my main source of music. The HD tuner reception for the 2nd and 3rd HD stations is spotty. I expect the HD to improve as time goes on. I don't listen to the HD much though. The USB function is terrific as is the Aux input. My kids use the USB for their ipods and I use it when I want to use a flash drive. We rarely use the CD player but that functions fine also. What really works wonderfully and is the main reason for buying this unit is the Bluetooth. I've connected several different phones and the call quality is solid. I can also play BT audio so my new BT phone has also become a source of music without being tethered to a cable. Some people don't like the brightness of the blue display but it doesn't really bother me. It does dim somewhat when headlights are turned on. I personally like the display. It does take a while to figure out and remember all the settings and controls but like with most things becomes second nature. It's been 18 months since I installed this unit and I've never regretted it. It's a solid unit that has most of the bases covered with HD, SAT, USB, Bluetooth, CD, Aux IN and you'd be hard pressed to find anything better.

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    Horrible radio

    Written by: Mike from Phoenixville, PA on December 10, 2009

    2006 Hyundai Sonata
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    This receiver is terrible. Poor integration with iPhone. Not what I expected after reading the reviews.

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    Great Head Unit

    Written by: Jim from Herndon, VA on November 23, 2009

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I purchased this unit to replace the factory radio in my 2003 Ford Explorer that had been using an FM modulator for iPod connectivity. This unit far exceeds the factory radio in every category. I purchased the unit primarily for iPod control and it is unbelievable. I like the user interface on the unit for iPod access, especially the search feature. I also like that the iPod can be used to select music along with the radio. Also the iPod stops playing and turns off when the car is turned off. It is awesome to start the car and have the iPod pick up right from where it left off when you last drove the car. I also purchased the PAC SWI-PS (Pioneer and Sony) interface kit and it integrated the steering wheel controls perfectly. The adapter kit worked well and makes the double DIN installation work perfectly. I highly recommend ordering the Alpine KCU-440i iPod cable. It is twice as long as the cable that ships with the head unit and enables to cable to reach the center console between the seats where you can leave your iPod and forget about it. The cable that ships with the unit is short , maybe 30", so you can put your iPod in the glove box, or leaving it hanging in front of the dash. The only negative thing I can say about this unit is that the bright blue display does not dim when the headlights turn on. I talked to Crutchfield technical support about they said it would work, but despite testing connections to every dimmer interface in the car, it does not work.

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    Written by: Anonymous from Florida on November 2, 2009

    2005 Chevrolet Avalanche
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    Unit installed in my 05 Avalanche with a very good fit. I have two cell phones connected via the bluetooth capability and the test phone call went quite well. The iPod control is also working very well with my 2nd gen Touch. I have an XM unit connected via an Aux input. It was more work to cut down the bracket adapter for the truck than wiring and connecting the unit itself. It does take a bit to set up all the settings, but once done I like the simplicity of the unit's look. Personally, I did not have much trouble navigating to get to the settings. The sound is an improvement over the factory unit. As my rating implies, I'm happy with the unit so far (three days and about 500 miles of driving).

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    A solid triple for Pioneer

    Written by: RogerK from Hamilton, Canada on October 30, 2009

    This deck could easily be a home run, with a new firmware. The good: 1 - Great built in Bluetooth. A $200 option for most decks. 2 - The double-DIN form factor with fewer large buttons rather than many small buttons give an OEM feel. 3 - Easy to read 3 line LCD display, not many decks have this. 4 - USB media player is great, all decks should have this. The bad 1 - There's only one color for the display. Certainly would be nice to be able to match to your car. 2 - No true dimmer function. The deck dims ever so slightly when you turn your headlights on but wont dim with instrument panel. You can manually turn the display off. 3 - The top line of LCD always says the source selection ie. USB or CD. Why can't I have a line for artist, another for album, and third for track title. 4 - Steering wheel controls are a challenge. Navigation is done with a 4 way joystick. Steering wheel controls are two-way, left and right. Radio presets are surfed up and down, manual tuning is left and right. Up/Down on steering wheel interfaces is left/right. Use a SWI-X, see my review. 5 - No way to fast navigate into the middle of long podcasts or audiobooks. The competition should really try to top this deck. I'd start by building an LCD that was dot-matrix, and could support multi-color, and different size fonts leaving a small clock display in one corner of the deck. Then I'd add bookmarking and easy file navigation for long files/tracks.

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    Works Great!

    Written by: Tracy from Hattiesburg, MS on October 25, 2009

    2004 Chevrolet Venture
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    This receiver does everything it says it does. The bluetooth attached to my wife's Samsung Propel Cell Phone and synced the address book. Her Chevy Venture van has plenty of storage compartments that allow for wonderful hiding places for her Ipod Nano and plenty of room to install another auxiliary device to the 8mm plug. It also works great with the bluetooth function on my iPod Touch as well. I received detailed instructions on installing the device into the van and it went in without a hitch. It fit perfectly and the Crutchfield team was wonderful. If the receiver fits, buy it!

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    Not what I'd hoped. Almost unusable on a daily basis

    Written by: Dan from New Jersey on October 25, 2009

    After living with this unit for the past month or so, it just has way too many flaws to be usable on a daily basis. Pros: Good reception, built in Bluetooth that actually works, plenty of inputs, decent XM integration, large display characters Cons: INSANELY complicated user interface with the multi function dial that makes it hard to navigate features. Absolutely microscopic buttons and labels, some of the most important functions are NOT backlit. Radio or XM presets are just a massive hassle to get to and select while driving. Sounds lousy (yes, you read that right), even when I upgraded to Pioneer speakers and amps. Even after fiddling with the Eq settings, crossover, Subwoofer, etc, I cannot coax a decent sound out of it. The song information scrolls info ONLY on CD, NOT on XM. I've tried lots of combinations in the setup menus to get this to work, but as the manual points out, scrolling ONLY works with CD. If you sync your USB stick with Winamp or Windows Media player, it won't read it half the time All in all, an expensive mistake on my part. Living with this unit day to day is just awful. its clear it was designed from the outside in, rather than inside out. Instead of making the most of the double height real estate, they tried to make it pretty and sleek, while making it hard to use on a day to day basis.

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    Great System

    Written by: Mark from Ramseur, NC on October 2, 2009

    I just had the Pioneer FH-P8000BT installed in my 2004 Avalon to replace the factory built cass/ Cd/ Radio, it fits perfectly in the double din. It looks like it always belonged there. The sound is Excelent. Bluetooth works perfectly. You can set it to auto answer, the reciever, CD will mute when you make or take a call. I put the USB cable in my glove box to keep my Ipod out of sight. It is a great looking system. Not hard to use after you play with it awhile.

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    Excellent Upgrade from OEM

    Written by: Jeff from Joseph, OR on September 20, 2009

    Pros: This is a very nice model, and it is an awesome improvement over the OEM equipment in my 2002 Toyota 4Runner. The sound quality is absolutely amazing, especially since I upgraded all speakers except for the door-mounted tweeters. The Bluetooth connection works wonderfully with my cell phone, and the automatic connect feature removes the hassle of connecting the cell phone to the unit each time the unit is powered- up. Cons: The buttons on the left and right sides of the unit are too small. The labeling is almost impossible to read on these buttons (display, mute, etc.) from the driver's seat location. If the unit loses its continuous power connection (i.e., the battery gets disconnected) all settings on the unit must be restored. This includes all phone-book information that has been transferred as well as all audio settings. The user manual is also somewhat cumbersome, but after reading though it a few times, it gets easier to understand. Overall, I am pleased with the unit and the sound quality. It takes some getting used to the unit in terms of controlling the various features (which seem almost endless).

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    Perfect for audio geek (like me)

    Written by: Clayton from Denver on September 17, 2009

    2001 Toyota RAV4
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    Got this along with the HD Radio and XM add-ons. Years ago I had added a powered sub to the factory system but now it can connect directly to pre- outs and use the crossover instead of stepping down from speaker-level. I also took this opportunity to swap out the front door speakers with Polks. Crutchfield's printed instructions were 90% effective - they didn't seamlessly cover the two add-ons and a couple other minor things, but the phone techs were very helpful during my 3 or 4 calls. This head unit offers amazing sound, and allows bountiful options for customizing it to your liking. However it is not for the casual user. If you are impatient and just want something to crank up the tunes immediately, you will be frustrated. With all the options comes complexity. The user interface could probably have been designed better but I don't envy the designers trying to cram in controls for all the features. Budget the time to sit down in front of your laptop with the manual and you'll be happier. You don't need the Pioneer iPod adapter - get a standard spare iPod cable for $5. If you are a neat-freak you might consider finding a dashboard outlet/bezel for the USB and 1/8" stereo connections. I just left the cables hanging near the center cupholder. One tip: don't do what I did just after completion and sit there in awe for over an hour twiddling knobs in my garage. The guy from AAA who came out to jumpstart my dead battery agreed it's a killer system.

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    AWESOME

    Written by: jimmy from Nashville, Tn on September 2, 2009

    I did alot of research and read good reviews of this deck. It is fabulous! Put it in my 2005 Pontiac Vibe with an Alpine 75w 5ch amp and Infinity Reference 6020 speakers in all 4 doors along w/Kicker subwoofer. Best sound I've ever gotten in any vehicle. It POUNDS!! Took a while to get used to the multi-function center knob, but it's real easy once you read the manual and play with it a bit. I had a hard time bluetooth pairing with my Verizon VX?? phone at first but found out how to download a software update file from Pioneer into my cell phone and that fixed the problem. Now the bluetooth works flawlessly and my girlfriend says it sounds like I'm in the same room with her the sound quality is so good. I can't wait to hook an I-pod up to it!! Great deck!!!! Woohoo!!!

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    Great system

    Written by: Hugo from Roseville, Ca on June 29, 2009

    2005 Toyota Tacoma
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    I replaced my stock stereo with this Pioneer P8000BT on my 05 Tacoma, I have to say that I am very pleased with it after two weeks of use. The manual is a not as clear as it could be but with little patience I managed to get everything setup, connects to my Blackjack flawlessly, the sound out of my iPod and USB stick is top notch, this stereo has great features and great sound.

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    This is your next receiver!

    Written by: Brian from Oak Creek, WI on June 22, 2009

    I chose this to replace the Alpine CDA-9884 that I had in for a year, and didn't like (BAD Ergonomics). This unit is so much better in sound fidelity, customized settings, and options, that I can't say enough. I was concerned about not having preset buttons, but have not found this to be a problem at all. The center knob control is actually very easy to use, and does NOT have a problem with accidentally activating when changing volume or other intentional control (which other units do). If it fits in your car, is in your price range, and you want the very best sound and control, I would have to say this is the one.

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    Factory Radio Swap for this Pioneer

    Written by: Ron from Orlando, FL. on May 25, 2009

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is an excellent head unit. So far it has worked fine. No complaints. I had a double DIN space, glad I went with a double DIN unit instead of single DIN unit. The Pioneer HD unit works great with this deck. I have yet to use my iPod or flash drive with this this deck.

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    Pioneer FH-P8000BT

    Written by: Jonathan from Mountain city TN on May 19, 2009

    2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
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    i love it i replaced my 06 chevy 2500 with this and it is 10 times better than the one that was in it

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    Pioneer FH-P8000BT

    Written by: Zico from Miami, FL on May 11, 2009

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I just replaced the stock JBL stereo in my 05 Sequoia and love this new Pioneer. The sound quality with the stock speakers is much better now and the 250w Bazooka gives all the much needed bass. Installation was fairly easy and I only had to call twice to confirm instructions. I was able to figure out the controls without looking at the CD Manual. Only used it to set the time and date. I think anyone with basic electronics skills can install this unit without too much problems. The Tech Support guys were awsome!

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    Good Buy

    Written by: iaco from Enfield, CT on May 10, 2009

    2008 Nissan Frontier
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    This Unit works well and makes my stock speakers sound much better. I had a little trouble with the phone but it was most likely me and not the Unit Crutchfield was great! This item does not work with my iPod Mini but I knew that up front so I just put my music on a flash drive and it works just fine. I am glad I bought this item.

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    8000bt

    Written by: Mike from newtown, pa on May 6, 2009

    2007 Volkswagen Rabbit
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    alrite this is the first head unit i ever bought and i have to say... its sick. everything about it is amazing. it looks sexy at night. ppl in my car cant stop talkin about it... and its not even a touch screen lol. i wasnt even expecting any comments on it. i got it hooked up to two cvr 12s and a kicker amp. everything sounds so good, my car is like a concert. i got stock speakers and now my mids and highs sound as clear as it gets. anyways, the installation was real easy too. my uncle tought me how to solder wires together... probly the easiest part of the day took about 45min to solder wires... i installed my subs and amp the same day i installed this. i didnt need to call crutchfield to get help.. i just read the directions. also. this deck has a trillion settings to make ur sound just right... more than i need haha but its easy to use too i only looked into the manual to change the clock and date. ipod interface is so fun and easy to use. i will never get a deck again without an ipod interface like this one. exactly like an ipod and it works at lightning speed. faster than ur actual ipod. i have not found one con for this deck. NOT ONE. get this deck if u want an all in one sexy mf'in head unit

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    Written by: Scott from Fort Payne, AL on April 30, 2009

    2002 Toyota 4Runner
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    I bought this receiver to replace my stock HU in my '02 Toyota 4-runner. First off let me say that the Crutchfield Tech support rocks. I had a couple of minor issues getting things hooked up and they pointed me in the right direction in a matter of a few seconds. As far as the HU goes, so far I have no complaints. The biggest reason I bought this was for the Ipod hook-up and the Bluetooth. Both of these are great. The Bluetooth paired easily enough and downloading the phonebook was a breeze. The Ipod works and sounds really good. With the "sound recovery" feature on it worked wonders for the sound quality of the Ipod. I live in a rural area and was pleasantly surprised at how well the tuner brought in stations that with the stock unit I couldn't get. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for an affordable HU with these types of options.

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    Awesome!

    Written by: vacious14 from Sumter, SC on April 26, 2009

    2007 Nissan Pathfinder
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    Ok, so I just bought and installed this unit in my 2007 Nissan Pathfinder to replace my Pioneer DEHP 5900iB unit. The accessories, wiring harnesses, and schematics Crutchfield provided were spot on. Once I had the unit in my truck, it automatically linked up and worked with my Sirius SIR-PNR2 Sirius satellite tuner. Setting the initial settings were extremely easy to figure out. But, I think my favorite feature by far is the use of my phone via bluetooth. I have a not-so-fancy Motorola phone and it works like a champ with this unit. Downloading my phonebook info to the unit was easy, as was setting preset phone numbers. The microphone works really well, and the fact that your call plays over the speaker system of the vehicle is really cool. So, Pioneer, kudos to you on this one. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

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    confusing

    Written by: John from Harrisburg Pa on April 26, 2009

    2000 Hyundai Sonata
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    I install this unit in the wifes car ,for her ipod and phone ,It all works very well ,I took some time to learn how it works ,and tryed to teach my wife how to use it ,she is not dumb ,but is to confusing for het to use ,after some time she had me replace it with different unit ,with buttions that are marked ,so she dose not have to guess at it ,she has to pull over when she hit a buttion wrong ,and I agree with the size of the face they could have made it ezer to use .

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    Written by: No from Tucson, AZ on April 10, 2009

    1999 Toyota Land Cruiser
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    I really liked this deck at first. It fit the space perfectly and looked really nice. The sound quality seems very good as well and I liked that I was able to put the microphone right over my head However, over time I've grown to hate it and it ultimately ended up in the trash. Pioneer makes some great products, but this definitely is NOT one of them. I had three main grips with the unit: 1) BLUTOOTH: The Bluetooth was really hit and miss with my Blackberry Curve. My new Tundra has Bluetooth and it works fantastic. The problem is that it intermittently will just stop working all together and I have to re pair it. I had to reset the deck at one point to get it to work. Also - If you are talking on the phone and you start the car, you have a 10-15 second delay where the other person can hear you and you can't hear them. I broke the hang up button trying to get it to cancel a call instead of using the phone. It was at that point that it ended up in the garbage. 2) PRESET BUTTONS: Why can't they put some preset buttons on the front of this with such a large surface on the front? I can't even tell you how to set a station and its a real pain since they give you a CD instead of a manual so you have to go load it to get any instructions. 3) The auxiliary input is on the back of the deck. I had to leave a wire just hanging out so I could plug in my Ipod.

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    Excellent (aside from a couple of little flaws)

    Written by: Michael from Vegas on April 4, 2009

    2008 Toyota Yaris
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    Been using the FH-P8000BT now for a couple of months. Paired it with the Pioneer HD tuner and a P.I.E. auxiliary switcher unit. The iPod compatibility is great and so are the intuitive controls. All the features work as advertised. Bluetooth connects w/ my Sprint HTC Touch Pro. (a Windows Mobile 6.1 phone) w/o any problems. It even downloads my contacts from the phone. Call quality will really depend on your phone's bluetooth stack / implementation and microphone placement. The only cons I have found with this unit are that it has a CD slot (which I've never used since I have all my music on my iPod) and an annoying issue with it not displaying special characters such as "&" or "#" in song titles, artist, album and playlist names. For some reason wherever one of these special ASCII characters are in the title or name, it just shows a blank so it looks like the title or name has a big space in it. It also is compatible with the Sony RM-X4S wired remote stalk. I do not have steering wheel controls in my car so this Sony wired remote was the next best thing to having steering wheel controls. I'm very happy that they're compatible. Overall, I recommend this head unit to anyone interested in a double-din unit (that doesn't cost an arm and a leg) that's compatible with iPods.

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    Delivers on Promise

    Written by: Yoel from Manati, PR on March 28, 2009

    2006 Honda Civic LX
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    Installation: 2006 Honda Civic with Factory radio. since this was an integrated radio, I had to install with the kit (an extra 30$). Took about 2hrs, and was kind of easy with the instructions, but not for unskilled. I had to make a a call because the antenna adapter had an extra power cable (blue) which the instructions didn't specify what to do, but I assumed it had to go to the blue power coming out the stereo. The dash kit is not the same grey as the factory, so it looks rather odd. Sound: It impressively adds so much depth to the sound, I'll be needing new speakers to get the full potential. The controls are odd, but if you know how to install this stereo you would know how to work it Bluetooth: Paired it with my Palm Treo 680 and my wifes Blackberry Curve. Mine doesn't allow to upload the phone book, but works flawlessly with the curve. I like it better than my 2009 TSX bluetooth (I hate voice activated) Ipod: Works great on 30 gb 5th gen, but obviously not on my 2nd gen ( nothing works with it) USB: Up to a 250 GB in fat 32. very easy and iPod -ish No regrets, but the dimming thing is bothersome. i cut a slice of wndow tint and put it on the display and works excellent, day and night

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    Written by: Damon from Philadelphia, PA on March 28, 2009

    2005 Nissan Pathfinder
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    I've owned it for nearly 4 months and I am very pleased with it so far. As many people have already said, you must read the manual or you'll spend a lot of time trying to figure out how to operate its numerous features. I'm using an external Sirius tuner, HD tuner, a dash mounted USB port and dash mounted auxiliary jack. One feature I use frequently is the independent volume control for the subwoofer. This keeps everything in- dash and I didn't have to buy a sub amp with an external level control. I do have some complaints.....sometimes the unit randomly shuts off while listening to the HD radio. Secondly, the single control is not very user friendly. Having to use it to go back and forth through the menus while making selections and volume changes gets very confusing. Lastly, I don't understand why the volume goes from 00 to 75. To get some decent volume out of the unit, you have to get into the 30-40 range. If I had to redesign it, I would have the volume go from say 1 to 30, that way I wouldn't have to do 4 or 5 rotations on the knob to get to 30. All in all, not a bad unit for the money. I'm running this head unit with an Eclipse EA4100 amp for the components, Orion CO600.2 amp for the sub, components up front, Pioneer TS-A1782R in the rear doors, and a single 10D2V3 sub in a .75 ft sealed box. Everything integrates well and sounds very good together.

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    Written by: Dennis from Panama City, FL on March 19, 2009

    2008 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Overall, this is an AWESOME unit! I agree with all of the other reviews I've read about the instruction manual. I recommend printing it off and then taking the printed off version to your car to figure things out. The reason I gave it an overall "4" is because it will not work with my older version iPod (iPod Photo, 30 G). I'm going to have to get an adaptor to make it work with my iPod. Other than that I'm extremely please with everything else about the unit. Hopefully this helps some of you make up your mind about buying this unit.

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    Fair

    Written by: Matt from Purcellville, VA on March 14, 2009

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    For the money you can't go wrong with this unit since it includes an Ipod interface and Bluetooth. The XM module is neat clean and interfaces very easily. I don't care much for the "one control does all" philosophy but once you learn it it's not too bad though I'm sure there are more user friendly units available. The Bluetooth audio quality is fair at best but WILL NOT pair with my wife's Palm Centro phone. I give the unit 3 stars and Crutchfield as many as I can. GREAT GREAT company to buy from!!!

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    Loaded w/ Features at Great Price

    Written by: Stephen from Summerfield, NC on March 11, 2009

    2003 Nissan Frontier
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    I installed in my 2003 Nissan Frontier (King Cab) with Kenwood 3-Way 6.5s in the doors, Kenwood tweeters in the A-Pillars, and a 10 inch Kenwood sub powered by a pioneer 760w amp. Sounds fantastic. The bluetooth feature works great and I have no problem hearing (or being heard) while talking on the phone. I had used an add-on iPod controller before, but the interface in the Pioneer is much better. You can pull up artist, album, playlist, etc... & jump to a specific letter of the alphabet once the category is selected - great feature when you have 8000 songs to sort through. Highly recommend if you are looking for a DoubleDin. The whole setup cost me around $730. Thanks Crutchfield.

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    Written by: Mike from Phillipsburg NJ on March 10, 2009

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I installed the P8000 in a 2004 Altima keeping the factory speakers and antenna. Remarkable improvement in the quality of sound. The tuner reception is extremely clean and consistent. I was very apprehensive about doing the installation myself. A couple of times I called the product support specialists during the installation with questions. Their patience, knowledge and professionalism is outstanding. I'm quite critical when it comes to sound. You can't go wrong with this one.

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    Written by: Alexis from Pleasanton on March 8, 2009

    2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse
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    It's my first experience with Crutchfield and definitely not the last! The car stereo is a great product, exactly as described, pretty, reliable, the blutooth built-in is a charm and works great with my Iphone. The Crutchfield Team is amazing, the whole thing is set up in a way to make your experience absolutely flawless. Thanks so much!!!

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    Amazing product!!

    Written by: Brenton from Auburn, Al on February 24, 2009

    This product and the service that came with it was amazing. When i opened this unit the night before my system was installed, i realized that the bluetooth mic was not in the package. I called crutchfield and sure enough they had a brand new unit at my front door the NEXT MORNING for no additional cost. The unit has performed flawlessly! Everyone that gets in my car immediately complements it and cant stop talking about it. I can't blame them though! Pioneer really went out of their way to give the consumer a head unit that has handsfree (no echo and clear! no one has been able to tell they were on a handsfree system!), ipod connectivity (flawless as well), and easy controls. Thank you pioneer and crutchfield!

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    Written by: Michael from Lancaster, PA on February 21, 2009

    2008 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed in 08 Tundra. The look is great and it's easy to use once you understand the functions. Manual only comes on CD - for some reason this is a problem for some folks. Lucky for me I have a printer. Sound is excellent running polk db components w/o amp.

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    Ummmm....Sweet....

    Written by: Dale from Montrose, PA on February 20, 2009

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is thing is great...talk about capabilities..... I am still in the process of figuring things out.... Still lost, but the sound is great..... Fit like a glove....although the vechile I have wasn't the easiest, but it fit!! Only con is that they put the manual on a CD so it you want it you have to download the pages that you want.... But can't give you more until I know more, but as of now it is awesome!!!

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    sweet sounds, factory look

    Written by: Stacy from Venice, FL on February 17, 2009

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I installed this unit in my '01 intruige to replace a single DIN unit that looked horrible in my dash. This unit looks great and like it may have come with the car. I used crutchfields DD kit. This unit is connected to a PAC steering wheel controll adapter, a pioneer Sirius tuner, a Pioneer 12 disc changer, 2 infinity amps, infinity Kappas and subs, and a 60GB portable hard disc. I hid my kappas under the factory grilles so the car looks almost totally stock. All the extras function great with this unit and I love the bluetooth.

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    Simply Put...Awesome

    Written by: Rick from Bossier City, La on February 16, 2009

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