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Our take on the Pioneer DEH-X6600BS

by Ken Nail
Pioneer

Why replace your factory radio?

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

Siri Eyes Free

Got an iPhone® with Siri? Pioneer's DEH-X6600BS CD receiver supports Siri Eyes Free, which means you can ask Siri to make calls, select and play music, compose and hear text messages, read notifications, even use maps and get directions — all commanded by your voice through your stereo. It's not only convenient, it can make your drive safer and more productive, too.

SiriusXM for outstanding variety

The entertainment variety of satellite radio makes it indispensable to truckers, RV owners, and other road warriors. With this Pioneer, you can add an optional tuner to access SiriusXM's impressive lineup with your receiver's controls. With your SiriusXM subscription, you'll enjoy hundreds of channels, covering the gamut of music, news, talk, sports, comedy, and much more.

Built-in Bluetooth®

This versatile Pioneer allows you to answer a phone call with the push of a button. You'll talk as if your caller is sitting next to you, freeing up your hands and letting you concentrate on the drive. The DEH-X6600BS supports Bluetooth audio streaming too, so you can stream music wirelessly from compatible devices to the receiver, plus control basic functions like "track up" or "track down."

Plenty of media options

The front-panel USB input allows you to connect your iPod® or iPhone®, then access your playlists with the Pioneer's controls. When your iPhone's connected, you'll also enjoy control over your favorite Pandora® stations from the receiver. You can use the USB input to tap into the music files stored on many Android devices, and the front aux input handles just about any other audio source.

Pioneer DEH-X6600BS

You customize the display and control colors of the DEH-X6600BS

Turn on the color

The DEH-X6600BS CD receiver spans the color spectrum with a multi-color, dual-zone display that lets you choose from thousands of colors for the display and controls — you can even choose different colors for each. MIXTRAX adds to the fun by adding transitions between songs along with a light show that pulses and changes color with the beat of the music. It's like having your own DJ riding shotgun.

Tailor the sound

Pioneer's potent MOSFET amplifier delivers plenty of power, while the 5-band EQ lets you tweak the sound as much as you want. Two pairs of preamp outputs make it easier to add external amplifiers or a powered sub.

Want to keep your steering wheel controls?

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

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

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Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (14 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • Siri "Eyes Free" support with compatible iPhones
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs, including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA files
    • built-in iPod/iPhone controls
    • Pandora control with station creation through iPhone
    • music playback on select Android devices through USB input
    • MIXTRAX for a DJ-inspired audio/visual experience with compatible devices
    • multi-line variable color display with separate control of display and buttons illumination and 5-level dimmer
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • Advanced Sound Retriever (ASR) for improved sound quality from compressed music files
    • Easy EQ 5-band equalizer with seven preset tone settings
    • 3-level loudness
    • low-pass and high-pass filters
    • subwoofer level control
    Expandability:
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • inputs: front panel auxiliary and USB inputs
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear, and subwoofer)
    Other info:

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    Features and Specs
    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant
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    Yes
    RMS Power Output
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    14 watts
    Peak Output
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    50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth
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    20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs
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    6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs
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    Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs
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    Preamp Voltage
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    2 volts
    Display Color
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    Variable
    Key Button Color
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    Variable
    EQ Bands
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    5
    Wireless Remote
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    Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible
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    Adapter required
    Parts Warranty
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    1 Year
    Labor Warranty
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    1 Year
    Expandability
    AUX Input
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    Front
    USB Input
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    Front
    Memory Card Slot
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    USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible
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    Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready
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    SiriusXM
    HD Radio
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    No
    Navigation
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    iPod Compatibility
    Full size
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    Classic/5Gen
    Nano
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    7/6/5/4/3/2/1
    Touch
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    5/4/3/2/1
    Mini
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    iPhone
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    5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS/3G/2G
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    FM Sensitivity
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    9 dBf
    European Tuning
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    No
    Seek/Scan
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    Seek
    Radio Data System
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    Product Research
    What's in the box?

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    • CD receiver (w/ 10A mini-fuse inserted into chassis)
    • Face (attached)
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Trim ring (installed)
    • Wiring harness
    • Wireless remote control (QXE1044)
    • CR2025 Lithium battery (installed)
    • External microphone w/ sunvisor clip (attached 13' cable terminated by a right-angle male 2.5mm connector)
    • Two-sided tape
    • 2 Extraction keys
    • 4 Pan head ISO-mount screws (M5 x 8mm)
    • 4 Flat-head ISO-mount screws (M5 x 9mm)
    • Face fixing screw
    • Owner's Manual (En/Fr/Sp)
    • Limited Warranty Information (US/CA)

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    Built-in Bluetooth
    Disc & USB Playback
    iPod/Aux Integration
    AM/FM+Pandora+SiriusXM Radio
    Audio Section
    Display Features
    Remote Control

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The DEH-X6600BS is equipped with built-in Bluetooth ver. 3.0, allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP (Hands Free Profile), HSP (Head Set Profile), OPP (Object Push Profile), PBAB (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Pioneer DEH-X6600BS.

    SPP + USB Pairing w/ Guest Mode: With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the DEH-X6600BS without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings (your phone must also support SSP). When your paired Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically pairs the two units. Up to 3 Bluetooth-compatible devices can be paired to this head unit, but nly one device can be used at a time. You can also pair your Apple iPhone by simply connecting it to the Pioneer head unit via USB and following a single prompt on the head unit's display. In addition, the DEH-X6600BS features "Guest Mode", which allows you to add and replace a mobile device instantly to the receiver. Guest Mode is a great feature for a family vehicle with multiple drivers or a driver with multiple devices because it allows users to pair and delete devices easily without a lengthy registration or deletion process.

    Hands-Free Communication (w/ External Mic): The DEH-X6600BS supports wireless hands-free communication (HFP/HSP/OPP/PBAB) for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. The head unit will display the caller's information and an audible ring tone will be heard through your vehicle's speaker during an incoming call. You can manually answer an incoming call or have the unit automatically answer the call. The DEH-X6600BS allows you to carry on a phone conversation from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone using the head unit's external microphone and your car audio speakers. During a conversation you can adjust the volume, as well as switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode. Using the DEH-X6600BS, you can dial a phone number in one of the following ways:

    • Phone Book: The phone book in your Bluetooth enabled cellular phone will be transferred automatically when the phone is paired to this unit. After finding the number you want to call in the phone book from the head unit, you can select the entry and make the call. If a lot of numbers are registered in the phone book, you can search for a phone number by the contact person's name alphabetically (A-Z).
    • Call Log: The most recent calls dialed, received, and missed are stored in memory. You can browse them and call numbers from these lists.
    • Voice Dialing (Siri only): When paired and connected with an iPhone 4S or 5/5C/5S via Bluetooth, the Pioneer head unit has the ability to access Siri through its front-panel controls and external microphone. You'll be able to dial a phone number or contact via voice command.
    Note: The external microphone provides better performance in noisy environments than the integrated microphone found on the front-panel of many aftermarket or factory radios. The microphone features a 13' cord that plugs into the back of the radio, and comes with an adjustable visor-mount clip. The microphone measures 0.475" (diameter) x 1.445" (depth). The unit is not equipped with an integrated microphone.

    Wireless Audio Streaming (with Song/Artist Info): The Pioneer DEH-X6600BS also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The head unit can stream music stored on your Bluetooth enabled device or music apps you have downloaded on your device. The DEH-X6600BS will be able to control basic playback features; Play, Pause, & Skip Tracks (app must also support). The head unit will also display your music's song information; such as Artist name and Song/Album title (app must also support). When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call.

    Disc & USB Playback

    Compatible Discs: The Pioneer DEH-X6600BS CD receiver supports playback of CD-Audio, CD-R, and CD-RW discs. This unit can play MP3, WMA, and WAV files recorded on CD-R and CD-RW discs.

    Front-Panel USB Input (Android Compliant): The unit's front-panel USB (type-A) port allows you to connect a USB Mass Storage Class (MSC) or USB Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) compliant device; such as your Android smartphone, portable digital audio player, or USB thumbdrive. The USB port enables audio playback & control of MP3, WMA, and WAV audio files stored on your portable USB MSC/MTP device through the Pioneer DEH-X6600BS. USB devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the CD receiver's USB port (1A) and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    Note: The unit's front-panel USB port supports Android OS 4.0+ (Ice Cream Sandwich/Jelly Bean) as a Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) device. It also supports Android OS 2.2+ (Froyo/Gingerbread) as a Mass Storage Class (MSC) device; as of 8/27/2013. The receiver does not support Android OS 3.1+ (Honeycomb) or other Android operating systems not listed.

    MP3/WMA/WAV Playback: The Pioneer DEH-X6600BS supports the following types of MP3/WMA/WAV files recorded onto CD-R/RW disc or loaded onto a USB mass storage class device.

    Media Type CD-R/RW USB (MSC/MTP)
    File System ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, Romeo, Long file name FAT 12/16/32
    Playable File Types MP3: bit rate of 8-320 kbps w/ sampling rate of 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
    WMA:
    bit rate of 48-320 kbps w/ sampling rate of 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
    WAV: bit rate of 8- or 16-bit w/ sampling rate of 16-48kHz or 22.05-44.1kHz (not compatible w/ MTP)
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 99 folders/999 files 500 folders/15,000 files
    Tags ID3 tags (ver.1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA tags

    File/Track Name List: The Name List feature displays a list of MP3/WMA albums and tracks on a loaded CD or connected USB device, so you can easily access your music. Music files are listed first by Artist name, then by Album name, and finally by Song title.

    Song/Artist Information: During MP3/WMA playback, the unit displays any recorded ID3 Tag (ver. 1.x/2.x) and WMA Tag information; including artist, song, and album name.

    Playback Controls: The Pioneer CD receiver provides basic operations like Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track, and Repeat/Random for disc and USB device playback. When a compatible Android smartphone is connected, the head unit will control music playback functions; you will not be able to control your music from the smartphone.

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

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

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

    iPod/Aux Integration

    iPod Direct Connection: The Pioneer DEH-X6600BS's front-panel USB port can be used to connect your 30-pin dock connector or Lightning-connector iPod/iPhone to the head unit. The DEH-X6600BS supports audio playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of your compatible Apple device.

    • 30-Pin Dock Connector: If you have an older iPod/iPhone with a 30-pin dock connector, you can use Pioneer's dock connector-to-USB cable (130CDIU51, sold separately) or the dock connector-to-USB cable that comes with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the DEH-X6600BS.
    • Lightning Connector: If you have a newer iPod/iPhone with the Lightning-connector, you can use Pioneer's Lightning-to-USB cable (130CDIU52, sold separately) or the Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the DEH-X6600BS.
    Note: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position (if your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it).

    iPod Audio Playback w/ DAC Bypass: The USB connection allows your iPod/iPhone's stored music to be loaded instantly to the head unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 24-bit D/A converter, allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 94dB. The Pioneer head unit supports audio playback of stored music, podcasts, audiobooks, and music apps on your iPod or iPhone. You can choose to operate your iPod/iPhone through the head unit's front-panel controls, from its clickwheel/touchscreen, or via a streamed app from your iPhone.

    • Head Unit: From the head unit, you can browse your iPod/iPhone's music library by Artist, Album, Song, Genre, Playlist, Composer, Podcast, or Audiobook (your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen will be locked). Once you have selected a category, you can search each category alphabetically. In addition, the head unit offers Link Play, which allows you to play songs related to the currently playing song. Link Play lets the head unit create an album list of the currently playing artist, a song list of the currently playing album, or an album list of the currently playing genre. You can also select Random & Repeat functions for a certain song or specific folder. The head unit will display your iPod/iPhone's stored music file information; including Track number, Elapsed playing time, and Song/Artist/Album name.
    • iPod: In iPod mode, you can navigate the stored music on your iPod/iPhone from its clickwheel or touchscreen, while still being able to view song/artist information on the head unit's LCD.
    • App Mode: App mode lets you listen to your favorite music apps from your iPhone (iOS 5.0+) through the Pioneer head unit and your vehicle's speakers. Not all apps will be compatible with App Mode and App Mode will provide only limited (basic), if any, control over the app. Available controls may include Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track. The App's Name (i.e. "AUPEO!) and song/artist information will be displayed on the head unit's LCD screen (when applicable, depending on app).

    Siri Eyes-Free Functionality: When paired and connected with an iPhone 4S or 5/5C/5S via Bluetooth, the Pioneer DEH-X6600BT has the ability to access Siri through its front-panel controls and external microphone.iPhone 4S and iPhone 5/5C/5S users can take advantage of Siri Eyes-Free functionality with a long-press of the 3-way rotary dial on the Pioneer receiver's front-panel. When activated, Siri voice prompts play through the vehicle's speakers and the user's commands and questions are received and transmitted to the receiver using the external microphone. Siri Eyes-Free provides access to many iPhone 4S/5/5C/5S functions such as music selection, making phone calls, and audible navigation (map will be displayed on iPhone); as well as listening to text messages, calendar information, and reminders. The head unit's display will only indicate hands-free calling and song/artist information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the Pioneer DEH-X6600BS; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).

    Note: Your iPhone 4S or 5/5C/5S can be connected via Bluetooth and USB simultaneously. You can only access stored music using Siri when the head unit's source is iPod or Bluetooth Audio. All other Siri functions can be accessed from any source. The head unit's audio is muted while Siri provides audible voice prompts.

    iPod Compatibility Chart: The Pioneer DEH-X6600BS is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of 9/19/2013):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone App Mode Pandora App Artist/Song Text Track Info Phone Audio Siri
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y Y N Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4 7.0.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4S 7.0.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5 7.0.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5C 7.0.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5S 7.0.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y N Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y N Y
    4th 6.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y N Y
    5th 7.0.2 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y Y Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    6th 1.1 PC Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    7th 1.2 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y N Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    video 5th 1.3 Y N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N N
    2 7.0.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N N
    3 7.0.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y N
    4 7.0.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y N
    mini 7.0.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    Auxiliary Input: The DEH-X6600BS is equipped with a front-panel 3.5mm stereo minijack auxiliary input for connecting external components, such as a portable MP3 player.

    AM/FM+Pandora+SiriusXM Radio

    Supertuner IIID AM/FM Tuner: The Supertuner IIID features Feed Forward Control, which avoids multi-path interference. This pre-detection of interference enables quick filter control and results in less distortion. In addition, the Supertuner IIID creates enhanced stereo during multi-path interference, unlike conventional tuners that collapse to mono. Digital processing reduces distortion, and improves Signal-to-Noise Ratio and stereo separation. Advanced analog technology improves signal processing sensitivity.

    • RDS: The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to compatible AM/FM stations.
    • BSM (Best Stations Memory): The BSM (Best Stations Memory) function lets you automatically store the six strongest stations under preset buttons 1-6 of the currently tuned band. The tuner has 3 FM banks and 1 AM bank. You can store 6 presets for each bank giving you a total of 18 FM presets and 6 AM presets.
    • Local Tuning: Local seek tuning lets you tune in only those radio stations with sufficiently strong signals for good reception. There are 4 levels of sensitivity for FM and two levels for AM. The higher settings allow reception of only the strongest stations, while lower settings let you receive progressively weaker stations.

    Pandora Internet Radio (for iPhone & Android): The free Pandora App (either from iTunes Apps or Google Play) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Pioneer DEH-X6600BS using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+) or Bluetooth paired Android smartphone. Your Apple iPhone must be connected to the DEH-X6600BS via the appropriate Pioneer iPod connector cable (130CDIU51/130CDIU52, sold separately) or the connector-cable that came with your iPhone. Your Android smartphone must support A2DP/AVRCP/SPP Bluetooth profiles and be paired with the Pioneer DEH-X6600BS. Your iPhone or Android smartphone will also need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. The DEH-X6600BS provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information.

    • Station List: You can select Pandora stations from your Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z).
    • Shuffle Station List: You can listen to songs played randomly from various stations within your Station List.
    • New Stations: New stations can be created based on the current songs or artists playing.
    • Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station. You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips allowed.
    • Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences.
    • Bookmarking: The song/artist currently being played can be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.

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

    SiriusXM Ready: The Pioneer DEH-X6600BS is SiriusXM Ready, so you can listen to commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment, comedy, news, traffic, weather, and more. Simply connect the SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (220SXV200, sold separately) to the dedicated SiriusXM port on the rear of the CD receiver and enjoy satellite radio without additional translators or cables. With the SiriusXM Connect tuner you'll have access to more than 150 channels of exclusive programming directly from SiriusXM, via the "SiriusXM All Access" package (subscription required). Visit SiriusXM.com for a complete list of subscription options and channel guide. Additional features of the SXV200 SiriusXM Connect tuner include:

    • Channel/Category Lists: The Channel List displays a list of all available channels. The Category List displays all available categories and stations within those categories.
    • Metadata Display: Displayed Information such as Channel Name, Artist Name, & Song Title can be viewed on the head unit's LCD.
    • Presets: You can store up to 18 SiriusXM Satellite Radio Station Presets.
    • Tune Start: Tune Start allows you to choose whether to start a song from the beginning or from its live point when tuning to a preset music channel.
    • Tune/Category Scan: You can scan through channels within categories or songs from your preset channels. Tune Scan allows you to play back six seconds of each song in a preset music channel. Category Scan lets you play back six seconds of a live broadcast in the currently selected category.
    • Instant Replay: Supports the SiriusXM Instant Replay function, so you can pause, rewind, and replay up to 60 minutes of live content.
    • iTunes Tagging: The iTunes Tagging feature lets you Tag songs you hear on SiriusXM and stores the info on your iPod/iPhone (connected to your head unit via USB). The next time you connect your iPod/iPhone to iTunes, you will be able to preview your selections and then purchase and download them directly from iTunes.
    • Parental Control: The SiriusXM Parental Control feature allows you to control access to channels that you consider inappropriate for younger listeners. When enabled, The Parental Control feature requires you to enter a 4-digit passcode to tune to the locked channels.
    Note: A separate SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription is required (operates on the XM Network). However, you can easily add this SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio Discount Plan.

    Audio Section

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

    MOSFET Amplifier: The DEH-X6600BS is equipped with a MOSFET amplifier. Compared to conventional power supplies, the MOSFET amplification circuit is smaller and more efficient, and it delivers increased power with less distortion and absolutely zero on/off switching noise. More power means louder and cleaner music at higher volumes because you're not pushing the limits of the amplification circuit. The power specifications for the DEH-X6600BS are compliant with the CEA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). These standards were developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and between manufacturers.

    • CEA2006 Specs: 14 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Continuous Power Output: 22 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 50Hz-15kHz, 5% THD)
    • Maximum Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels
    Note: The rear speaker outputs can be set to provide full range output with full fading capability, or they can be set to provide non-fading subwoofer (low-pass) output. When set for subwoofer operation, you can connect the rear speaker leads directly to two small 4-ohm passive subwoofers or a dual voice coil sub with 4-ohm voice coils. If you prefer to use a single 2-ohm subwoofer, you can connect the woofer to one set of speaker leads, leaving the other set of rear leads disconnected. The maximum output provided when a 2-ohm load is connected to one set of leads is 70 watts.

    6ch/2V Preamp Outputs: The Pioneer DEH-X6600BS features three pair of 2.0-volt preamp outputs (Front/Rear/Subwoofer). The unit's front and rear preamp output can be faded (front/rear), while the subwoofer preamp output is non-fading.

    Crossovers: The DEH-X6600BS employs high pass and low pass crossovers to tailor the head unit to your connected speakers.

    • HPF: When you don't want low-frequency sound to be heard through your front or rear speakers, you can simply active the head unit's HPF (high pass filter). By activating the HPF, only frequencies higher than those in the selected range are output from the front or rear speakers. The high pass filter crossover can be set to 50Hz, 63Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 125Hz, 160hz, 200Hz or Off. The slope level of the HPF can also be adjusted to -6dB or 12dB.
    • LPF: The subwoofer preamp output features a variable low pass filter (50Hz, 63Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, or 125 Hz) and selectable filter slope (-6/-12dB); so only frequencies lower than those in the selected range are output from you connected subwoofer.

    Subwoofer Controls: The Pioneer DEH-X6600BS lets you adjust the subwoofer preamp output's phase (normal/reverse) and volume (+6 to -24).

    Equalizer: The Pioneer DEH-X6600BS features a Preset & Custom EQ. The built-in equalizer offers 7 preset sound modes (Powerful, Dynamic, Vocal, Natural, Custom 1, Custom 2, and Flat) suitable for the music genre of your choice. The two Custom modes allow you to manually adjust the head unit's 5-band EQ (80Hz, 250Hz, 800Hz, 2.5kHz, 8kHz) from +/-6dB. Custom 1 can be set separately for each source (except for USB/iPod/Pandora); while Custom 2 and the other 5 presets are shared settings used for all sources.

    Advanced Sound Retriever: The Advanced Sound Retriever automatically enhances compressed audio and restores the original richness of the recording. Hear the detail, warmth, and clarity, the way the artist intended it, from all of your highly compressed MP3 and WMA files stored on your USB device, iPod/iPhone, and portable media players. By restoring data (especially higher frequencies) that tends to get lost in the digital compression process, Pioneer's Advanced Sound Retriever technology enhances audio reproduction nearly all the way up to 20 kHz frequencies.

    Audio Level Settings: The Pioneer DEH-X6600BS CD receiver offers a variety of audio settings to tailor the bass, treble, and volume level to your preference.

    • Bass Boost The DEH-X6600BS features a bass boost function which can be used to enhance low-frequency bass sound. The bass boost function can be set between 0-6.
    • Loudness: The Loudness feature compensates for deficiencies in the low and high sound ranges at low volume. You can set the Loudness feature to Low, Mid, High, or Off.
    • Source Level Adjustment (SLA): This function lets you adjust the volume level of each source to prevent radical changes in volume when switching between sources. Settings are based on the volume level of the FM tuner, which remains unchanged. Each source can be independently adjusted from -4dB to +4dB.

    MIXTRAX: Drawing from Pioneer's rich DJ heritage and passion for music, MIXTRAX delivers a unique DJ infused listening experience to listeners in the car. MIXTRAX is an innovative Pioneer technology that creates a non-stop mix of your music library complete with a range of DJ-inspired effects. MIXTRAX takes your typical music listening experience and creates a non-stop mix of your music with 9 random DJ effects and transitions, by removing the breaks and pauses normally introduced between tracks and replacing them with various beats. MIXTRAX is compatible with USB-connected iPhone, iPod, USB MSC device, and select Android devices. There is also a Short Playback option which limits the amount of time each track plays; select from 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, or 3 minutes.

    Note: The MIXTRAX function does not work in App mode or with the Pandora App for iPod/iPhone/iPad. It is also not supported by USB MTP devices.

    Display Features

    Detachable Face Security: The Pioneer DEH-X6600BS in-dash CD receiver features detachable face security. No face case is included with this unit. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can be purchased for this unit. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face non-detachable, if desired.

    Color Customization: Color Customization lets the user match their receiver illumination to their vehicle's interior lighting. Over 210,000 colors are available to match the illumination of almost any car. The button illumination and display illumination colors can be customized separately for an endless number of color combinations. You can select from 5 preset colors (White/Red/Amber/Green/Blue), customize an illumination color (by adjusting Red/Blue/Green brightness levels), or scan through a variety of colors.

    MIXTRAX Illumination: MIXTRAX features a club-style illumination that enhances the mood with a dynamic dance club-like lighting effect. As MIXTRAX begins, lights start pulsing to the beat of the music, adding an extra level of entertainment. You can choose among twelve patterns of lighting variations from sound pressure level or low-pass synchronization modes. The lighting effects work like a spectrum analyzer, reaching peak colors based on the intensity of the music. You can also choose which area's of the head unit's face illuminates; select Display, Display/Buttons, or Off.

    Display Illumination/Clock Display: When the Clock Display has been turned on, pressing and holding the "SRC" button turns off audio output, but the clock display and button illumination remains on (you can press the "DISP" button to turn off). When the Clock Display has been turned off, pressing and holding the "SRC" button turns the unit off completely. Even if you have turned the radio completely off you can view the clock display by pressing the "DISP" button. The clock will then remain On until you turn it back Off. When the unit is On, you can select between the clock display or the audio track/tuner display.

    Demo Mode: This unit features a Demo mode which can be turned On/Off within the menu.

    Remote Control

    Wireless Remote Control: The DEH-X6600BS comes with an IR wireless remote control. The remote allows you to control the volume, switch between sources, pause the CD, change the display, and adjust the audio. You can also mute the volume (function that cannot be performed from the front panel). In addition, you can answer/end calls from a Bluetooth connected smartphone.

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately). Please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.

     
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    5 out of 5

    Ford Flex Upgrade

    Written By Jolly S, Honolulu, Hawaii on Friday, August 22, 2014
     
    I've had another version DEH-6600BT installed in my 03 Accord before, so I decided to go with the 6600BS version for my 09 Ford Flex. Being that I have an android this is very useful having the Bluetooth feature, which is a plus knowing that its illegal in Hawaii to use your phone that is not hands free. I still have stock speakers that came with the Flex, the Sony 9 speaker system. It was difficult to tuning up with the stock head unit, so I had to upgrade knowing that sound quality that was produced from 03 Accord. With this particular head unit which I enjoy so much, I am able to control frequencies to custom with the stock speakers. I have a Pioneer amplifier paired up with a 15in JBL GTO1514D, the subwoofer controls help in fine tuning my subwoofer. When all was done tuning, I got way better sound quality overall. The only thing that needs an upgrade is my speakers and I'll be complete. Other than that without this DEH-6600BS I could never pull out the right notes in my Ford Flex.
    Pros:
    being able to control so many different features from the color, sound tuning, Bluetooth capable, music from my android, and many more
    Cons:
    it takes a while to get use to the controls, but it gets natural after a while, just don't attempt to do it while driving, lol
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    5 out of 5

    Car stereo

    Written By Dale, Verbena, AL on Friday, August 01, 2014
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    Awesome stereo. Got with SXV200 Sirius/XM tuner. Installation and set-up was a breeze. Had one question about hook-up so called Tech Support and had answer within one minute.
    Pros:
    Everything
    Cons:
    Nothing
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    5 out of 5

    User Friendly and Good EQ options

    Written By Deak, FPO, AP (Guam) on Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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    Great reciever for the money and has a lot of options that are very easy to set and change on the fly. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to upgrade from a stock radio. I installed this in my Toyota Echo daily driver, try not to laugh, and it makes the commute so much more enjoyable.
    Pros:
    Good EQ Options Good Lighting Options (Brightness, Color) Easy Setup and use
    Cons:
    None that I can think of for the price
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    3 out of 5

    X6600BS

    Written By Dan D., Miamisburg Ohio on Sunday, July 27, 2014
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    Cannot get the rear speakers to work... I had an orange and blue extra wire.
    Pros:
    better than nothing
    Cons:
    Mounting was not right color. sent me tan. mine was saddle. Rear speakers don't work.
    Crutchfield response on Tuesday, July 29, 2014
    We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
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    5 out of 5

    Best deal ever.

    Written By Spurt45, Wichita, Ks. on Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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    Had a super Tuner when they first came out, my 1973 Olds Delta 88, I loved it. After High school went into car stereo installation for a college job. Needed to upgrade my work car's stereo so got some estimates from some local shops. Same tuner and satellite tuner. the bid was for about $800 installed. Looked into doing it myself and had done business with Crutchfield before and was very satisfied. Found them online and the Tech support was fantastic in telling me what I would need for my car. A couple days later the equipment came and I beyond satisfied. the install was just as explained. The install kits fit perfect. It looks professional and has great features. I will be hooking the original factory sub up next and getting an amp to boost the output. Then it will be the perfect system. All for a couple hours work and less than $200. Thanks Crutchfield !!!!
    Pros:
    Great Features and easy operation.
    Cons:
    Could use a little more power for a big car and for the sound that I want. (Easily fixed)
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer deh x6600bs

    Written By Anonymous, Canton. GA on Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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    This thing was worth every penny works awesome looks great easy-to-use the lights are very cool
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-X6600BS

    Written By Anonymous, Newfoundland Pa on Sunday, July 13, 2014
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    If you like colors this is it
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    3 out of 5

    Great for music,not so great for SiriusXM

    Written By Rapidrob, Albuquerque on Saturday, June 28, 2014
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    The radio sounds fantastic. Even with the cars original speakers the sound is leaps and bounds above the OEM radio. The SiriusXM 200V1 turner will not work with this radio. After having a second tuner sent at no charge to replace the first one,you cannot tune the radio off of the "menu" channel 1 station. The radio sees the tuner and will activate the subscription you buy,buy will not tune to any station. No one knows why this is. Or who has the problem,Sirius or Pioneer. Until this problem is worked out,if you want the Sirius function using this radio,do not buy it.
    Pros:
    Outstanding sound
    Cons:
    SiriusXM will not function properly on this radio at this time.
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    5 out of 5

    STEREO REVIEW!

    Written By Art Gonzalez, L. A. Ca. on Wednesday, June 18, 2014
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    Awesome features and great value! I got a lot of bang for my bucks...
    Pros:
    Where do I begin: bluetooth, satellite compatible, great sound, awesome choice of colors...
    Cons:
    Because of the existing location on my 1987 Chevy El camino the face is sort of hard to see in the sunlight!
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    5 out of 5

    Great decision

    Written By Mandy, Oshkosh, WI on Monday, June 16, 2014
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    First time Pioneer user, must say I'm impressed. Was very easy to install. I love that you can connect you smartphone via Bluetooth to listen to Pandora and take hands free calls. Make sure you get the mic where you want it so people on the other end can hear you.
    Pros:
    Good sound quality, awesome colors, price
    Cons:
    The illumination could be brighter, so that it's easier to see in sunlight.
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    5 out of 5

    nice stereo

    Written By autotech0105, wheat ridge, colorado on Monday, June 16, 2014
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    very nice stereo for the price, huge amount of features from Bluetooth to the color changing display
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-X6600BS

    Written By Moe, Fla. on Thursday, May 29, 2014
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    Great product, easy install, I love it
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    4 out of 5

    Sounds great

    Written By DragonWire, Eugene OR on Tuesday, May 20, 2014
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    I've always put Pioneer in my vehicles,
    Pros:
    Quality sound as usual
    Cons:
    Too much scrolling though menu to adjust sound bass, tremble, preset equalizer settings. My older one that blew up after 2 vehicles and more that 10 years had 1 button to scroll through. much easier while driving. but I'm starting to get a pattern with out looking at it to get to it. ect.
    4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Great unit

    Written By Kevin B, Stevensville Md on Sunday, April 20, 2014
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    The install was easy and sound great.
    Pros:
    Good price and sound.
    Cons:
    I had to read the owner's manual twice to get some of the features working but after that it sounded great.
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    5 out of 5

    Great System

    Written By KathyH, Spring, TX on Thursday, April 17, 2014
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    Love this product. Easy to install and easy to use. Exceptional quality. Plus the cool lighting.
    Pros:
    Everything about this product is PRO
    Cons:
    None
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    4 out of 5

    Sounds Great!

    Written By JohnM, Treasure Coast Florida on Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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    Got this for the bluetooth so I could play my iphone wirelessly. I was surprised by the great sound, though.
    Pros:
    Since I was replacing a previous bought Crutchfield radio with the same adapter, the installation was fast.
    Cons:
    This radio does not have a rear bolt (nor a place for one) to attach the back support that mounts to the slider rail in the 2005 Ranger. I had to use a couple of Jenga blocks to prop up the back of the radio. Odd that the instructions tell you to use the adapter, but its quite out of the question.
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneerfanforlife

    Written By tookiesdaddy, mount dora,fl on Wednesday, April 02, 2014
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    Installed in my wifes 2005 Pt Cruiser. amazing sound quality, easy install, im a first time pioneer owner and will continue to use their products.
    Pros:
    bluetooh works flawlessly with playing music or talking on the phone. the supplied mic that comes with this units is a great plus as well.
    Cons:
    seeing the screen in sunlight is a little difficult. i had to unplug the unit in in order to use my wifes phone through the usb (error19) but its working perfectly. hopefully this will help someone, but if your using the blutooth to play music it wont matter,lol
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-X6600BS Review

    Written By John, Dallas, TX on Monday, March 31, 2014
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    Great radio for the price along with fast shipping and the ease of installation this unit matched my dash and was a smooth fit. Looks great and sounds great also.
    Pros:
    Ease of installations, price, customer service, shipping
    Cons:
    Not at this time
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    5 out of 5

    Does the job

    Written By Byron W, White Stone, VA on Monday, March 24, 2014
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    Good value for the money. Lots of features. Great sound. Will take some study & practice to learn everything, though.
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    4 out of 5

    Gets the job done

    Written By Steve, Mankato, MN on Wednesday, March 12, 2014
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    Good deck, with a lot of features.
    Pros:
    Lot's of features. Good sound.
    Cons:
    Screen is not bright enough to see in the sunlight (common issue for Pioneer for many years). Screen is too busy. I like a simple display. I don't need / want all kinds of lights flashing at me. Going from a double din (touch screen) down this this, is hard pill to swallow. Pioneer manual is very hard to follow for install and use.
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    5 out of 5

    New deck

    Written By Joe, Beulah, MI on Tuesday, March 11, 2014
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    Does everything I wanted. Between the Bluetooth I can listen to my iTunes or make calls. Music sounds phenomenal.
    Pros:
    Everything. Gives me total control of sound and display.
    Cons:
    None
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    5 out of 5

    Nice

    Written By Anonymous, p, texas on Sunday, March 09, 2014
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    Easy to use has great sound quality. Had to wrap the rca worh wire and ground to get rid of engine noise. Other than that no issues.
    Pros:
    Easy to use. Great sound quality.
    Cons:
    Had to wrap wire around all rca out puts and ground to radio to eliminate engine noise.
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    5 out of 5

    No BS

    Written By Bill, Las Vegas on Sunday, March 02, 2014
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    I have never used a better product. Pioneer delivers the quality I enjoy, with no BS. This is the third unit I have purchased from Pioneer and again I am not disappointed.
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    4 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-X6600BS

    Written By Rick H, Warwick, RI on Tuesday, February 25, 2014
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    Good unit, fairly easy to use. My only complaint is the manual that comes with it. Not very concise, should have a table of contents to ease navigation through the manual.
    Pros:
    Good features, good sound
    Cons:
    Installation manual hard to follow, display could be sharper
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    4 out of 5

    Keep eyes on the road

    Written By Anonymous, Fort Wayne,IN on Saturday, February 22, 2014
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    Fantastic for the kids! Helps to keeps their eyes on the road with integrated Siri feature. Ease of use thru the remote is also a great benefit! Bluetooth is clear even with windows open.
    Pros:
    Clean, Siri, remote control, bluetooth
    Cons:
    Smaller display.
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    4 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-X6600BS

    Written By Anonymous, lexington nc on Saturday, February 15, 2014
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    great features and good sound, blue tooth works great sounds as good as my phone does! had a problem with the first unit, that's why I shop with Crutchfield! sent me another plugged it in and worked fine! something strange about the unit on wake up, the new one some times is slow to wake up gut I does and once its on works great!
    Pros:
    nice preset buttons , works great with both Bluetooth and ipad
    Cons:
    sometimes when adjusting volume you end up in sub menus instead kind of annoying and the colors could be softer
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    4 out of 5

    Great radio

    Written By Nstarr, Lapeer mi on Wednesday, February 12, 2014
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    The radio is really nice to look at, still getting used to the menus. I bought this to replace my sony that broke, it gets more FM stations that either my sony or my stock radio got. Only complaint would be that I wish the brightness on the screen was a little brighter for when the sun is out.
    Pros:
    Easy to install, sounds fine, gets better radio reception.
    Cons:
    Display could be brighter during the day.
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    4 out of 5

    Solid for price

    Written By Ben W., Anchorage, AK on Tuesday, February 11, 2014
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    Very good product. Bluetooth needs to be reconnected every once in a while, but that could be something I'm doing. The illumination is a little annoying, but can be set to one solid color. Everything else works as advertised. The "eyes free" pushing the volume button is a nice touch.
    Pros:
    Price, features.
    Cons:
    Crazy lighting
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    3 out of 5

    Love the bluetooth feature!

    Written By mckenzie, Fallon, NV on Sunday, February 09, 2014
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    I have been having difficulty trying to figure out how to make it work the way I like. When I do figure it out it works fine. I wish the instructions were written bigger for my older eyes. I have trouble with seeing the display when it is light out. I have changed my display several times to be able to see.
    Pros:
    Bluetooth is definitely a plus and works great. It even cuts into the radio or audio book so I can talk and automatically starts up when done. Love this. Love the easy access to play my iPod.
    Cons:
    not able to see display. directions font too small.
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    2 out of 5

    pioneer DEH-X6600BS

    Written By bigguy420, Connecticut on Sunday, February 09, 2014
     
    I dont like this Product. The audio sucks on it. Cant fine tune my system. No low, mid and treble ajustments. Verry disappointed in the audio in this unit. I have ran pioneer units my hole life. I feel they make a good product. there units are well made u can tell the difference just from using it the buttons knobs the way it takes and eject cds. Much nicer than other products I have used. Everything smooth. But idk what they were thinking with the audio choices in this unit and ones like them. Maybe they should take a few tips from Jl Audio if its not broke dont fix it. Last year jl finely changed some things with there subs and amps they were on a 7 to 8 year run befor that with out any changes. Why chage it if it works.
    Pros:
    Its a pioneer it works like a pionner nice made product
    Cons:
    Audio choices ruin this united
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    4 out of 5

    Should have done this sooner

    Written By lukestar, Framingham, MA on Thursday, February 06, 2014
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    I've had my Mazda 5 for years and was always a little disappointed by the features the stock stereo lacked. Most of my driving is local so I could get by with the radio and cds. The Boston radio market used to provide ample options for good music, but recent station closures and consolidations have left the market lacking. I thought about adding Sirius, but the stock system didn't even have aux in. I'm not a fan of radio frequency connections. I decided to bite the bullet and get an after market stereo. This one had most of what I was looking for (MP3CD support, USB and Aux in) plus a few extras (Bluetooth). I feel that I am pretty handy and decided to try the install myself. The information from Crutchfield made the install go very smoothly. Two things to be aware of. Save the plastic clips from the stock panel. You will need them for for the reinstall. Get wire crimps to attach wires to harness. Way easier than the solder and tape method. The radio itself is pretty cool. I wish the buttons were bigger. They're a little tricky to push with a gloved hand. The settings menu is not self explanatory. I needed to keep the manual handy for the first couple of weeks to get all the settings they way I wanted them. I became a much bigger fan of this radio once I had things set to my liking. Now I am enjoying my music on USB and MP3 Cds. My son loves the light show display. I have not explored the bluetooth options yet but will soon.
    Pros:
    USB, MP3 CDs Improved Sound
    Cons:
    Display can be tough to read in bright light. Small Buttons Confusing Settings Menu
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    5 out of 5

    Love it

    Written By Anonymous, Atlanta, ga on Thursday, January 30, 2014
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    Make sound quality a lot better and it looks good.
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEX-Hx6600bs

    Written By Automotivemd@epix.net, Drumore, PA 17518 on Monday, January 27, 2014
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    I installed this unit in a 35 foot box truck and even without wire harness it was easy to install..
    Pros:
    Several different display colors to choose from or constantly changing colors.. Change is gradual so as not to distract driver.. As soon as Bluetooth was activated radio paired to iphone without adsistance
    Cons:
    None so far
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-X6600BS

    Written By 3mc, New Hampshire on Saturday, January 25, 2014
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    Good product, complete and simple instructions. Quick shipping.
    Pros:
    easy to find correct product on web site for my car
    Cons:
    None so far
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-X6600BS

    Written By Maddie k, Greenville, SC on Friday, January 17, 2014
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    Excellent car stereo and the Crutchfield advisors made the process of purchasing and installing very easy!
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    5 out of 5

    Everything you need

    Written By Micah S, Hawley mn on Wednesday, January 15, 2014
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    Obviously today the top stereo makers are pretty much making everything the best but this is about it gets for the price! I recommend it and would totally buy it again it is a little hard to get the hang of but the sound quality is great!
    Pros:
    Colors are awesome, good sound quality
    Cons:
    Hard to learn
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    4 out of 5

    Great Value

    Written By Alex, Franklin, NC on Tuesday, January 14, 2014
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    This receiver works great and has a lot of options for tuning the sound. Andriod control works great with my Galaxy S3 running Android 4.3 Jellybean. However, I have a subscription to GooglePlayMusic All Access which allows me to download as much music as I want for about $10/month. The receiver cannot play these files via USB because apparently the files are embedded within the app. However, Bluetooth audio streaming recognizes the files and displays the names as expected.

    The only quirk about this receiver that I am having to get used to is the fact that turning the volume down is a slow process. The scale goes from 0-62 and there seems to be a short delay when turning the knob up or down. My Kenwood Excelon KDC-597 is definitely quicker in this department but lacks the Android integration.
    Pros:
    Android Integration (which does not require an app) Lots of EQ control
    Cons:
    A little slow when adjusting volume levels
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    5 out of 5

    Wonderful Receiver for the Price

    Written By Derrick D., Haltom City, TX on Monday, January 13, 2014
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    This is a really good CD Receiver for the price; it has a slew of great features at a really nice price. The instruction manual is really in-depth, compared to some others I've installed and used, and everything just works really, REALLY well.

    The only negative, and this is not really an issue with the receiver as much as with the Crutchfield research, is that it didn't fit in my car without some modifications. I suppose the receiver MIGHT have fit without the required antenna adapter, but with that adapter, it did not fit.
    Pros:
    Lots of great features Ease of Install Good Instruction Manual Price
    Cons:
    None
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    5 out of 5

    pioneer deh-x6600bs

    Written By jason, hickory nc on Sunday, January 12, 2014
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    great radio plenty of power and options
    Pros:
    all kinds of power and color choices
    Cons:
    none
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    4 out of 5

    Great Product

    Written By Anonymous, Myrtle Beach, SC on Sunday, January 12, 2014
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    Occasionally a poor connection between my iPhone and the receiver while on the phone...other than that it's a great product for the money.
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    3 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-X6600BS

    Written By Anonymous, Parkersburg, wv on Saturday, January 11, 2014
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    I have always run Pioneer head units for the last 20 years, and they are always great, but i was a little disappointed with this head unit, due to the fact that there was no separate settings for low, mid and treble, every pioneer that i have ever owned has had them, you cant really fine tune the sound, but other than that it is a pioneer
    Pros:
    Price, bluetooth
    Cons:
    No fine adjustments due to no settings for low, mid, highs