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Our take on the Pioneer DEH-X6600BT

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.

Built-in Bluetooth®

Pioneer's DEH-X6600BT CD receiver offers the convenience and safety of built-in Bluetooth connectivity. You can answer a phone call with the push of a button, and then talk as if your caller is sitting next to you, freeing up your hands so you can concentrate on the drive. No more hassles with plugging in your music player when you get in the car — you can stream music wirelessly from compatible devices to this receiver, plus control basic functions like "track up" or "track down."

Pioneer DEH-X6600BT

The versatile DEH-X6600BT has built-in Bluetooth.

Siri Eyes Free, too

Got an iPhone® with Siri? Pioneer's DEH-X6600BT 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 Pioneer receiver. It's not only convenient, it can make your drive safer and more productive.

Plenty of media options

Once your iPhone's connected to the front-panel USB input, you'll be able to access your playlists with the Pioneer's controls. And 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, while the front aux input handles just about any other audio source.

Turn on the color

The DEH-X6600BT 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 driving with your own DJ.

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.

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.

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 control
    • Pandora control with station creation through iPhone
    • music file playback on select Android devices through USB input
    • MIXTRAX for a DJ-inspired audio/visual experience with compatible devices
    • 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:
    • inputs: front panel auxiliary and USB inputs
    • outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear/subwoofer)
    Other info:
     

    Hands-on research from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

    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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    4-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs
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    No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs
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    Yes
    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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    No
    HD Radio
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    No
    Navigation
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    No
    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
    Tuner
    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)

    Our Product Research Team

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

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The DEH-X6600BT 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-X6600BT.

    SPP + USB Pairing w/ Guest Mode: With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the DEH-X6600BT 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-X6600BT 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-X6600BT 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-X6600BT 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-X6600BT, 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-X6600BT 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-X6600BT 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-X6600BT 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-X6600BT. 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-X6600BT 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-X6600BT'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-X6600BT 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-X6600BT.
    • 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-X6600BT.
    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-X6600BT; 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-X6600BT 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-X6600BT 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 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-X6600BT using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+) or Bluetooth paired Android smartphone. Your Apple iPhone must be connected to the DEH-X6600BT 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-X6600BT. 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-X6600BT 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.

    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-X6600BT 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-X6600BT 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 the rear speaker outputs are set to subwoofer mode, the rear preamp outputs also switch from full range to subwoofer outputs. 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.

    4ch/2V Preamp Outputs: The Pioneer DEH-X6600BT features two pair of 2.0-volt preamp outputs. The unit's rear preamp outputs can be configured as fading rear-channel outputs or a non-fading subwoofer outputs with a low-pass filter, phase adjustment, and output level control.

    Subwoofer Control: When the head unit's preamp output is configured as a subwoofer output, you can select the frequency of the low pass filter (50Hz, 63Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, or 125 Hz), select the filter slope (-6/-12dB), select the subwoofer phase (normal/reverse), and the subwoofer gain (+6 to -24).

    Equalizer: The Pioneer DEH-X6600BT 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.

    High-Pass Crossover: 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.

    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-X6600BT CD receiver offers a variety of audio settings to tailor the bass, treble, and volume level to your preference.

    • Bass Boost The DEH-X6600BT 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-X6600BT 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-X6600BT 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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    4 out of 5

    Nice

    Written By Anonymous, Westminster Co on Thursday, April 10, 2014
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    Really cool for the money.
    Pros:
    Lots of features
    Cons:
    Unclear how to make APP feature work with Iheartradio
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    5 out of 5

    Love it

    Written By Chris, Columbus, MS on Wednesday, April 09, 2014
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    Great head unit for the money. I love the features and the price was outstanding. I was able to install it easy and quickly.
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    5 out of 5

    Great

    Written By Jake K, Hudson,WI on Monday, April 07, 2014
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    Great product easy to use
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    3 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-X6600BT

    Written By Anonymous, New york on Sunday, April 06, 2014
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    Great for the money Pro help great one guy got a little smart but every thing worked out great
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    4 out of 5

    Great Replacement

    Written By OB, Fairfax, VA on Saturday, April 05, 2014
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    This unit was a replacement for my son's car. And this was his first install. The included directions, customer - technical support and diagrams made this replacement/install a breeze. As I've done simple to major installs, this was an almost plug and play. My son took the lead while I provided support, I'd highly recommend this as a great mid level unit as it has comparable features without the cost!
    Pros:
    -Ease of install -Cost -Features
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    5 out of 5

    more than expected

    Written By Mike, Cocoa, Fl on Thursday, April 03, 2014
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    The controls/ settings take a little getting used to but once learned its well worth it.
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    5 out of 5

    Great headunit

    Written By Photog, Englewood, FL on Thursday, April 03, 2014
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    Overall a VERY good unit with lots of great features
    Pros:
    Great build quality , easy to use and figure out , good sound and loaded with nice features
    Cons:
    My only CON would be the display , viewing during the day time is a NO GO , the dimmer is turned on and the display is turned ALL the way up and still can barely see this thing.
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    4 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-X66600BT, The way to go

    Written By Bryan B, Bayville, NJ on Wednesday, April 02, 2014
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    This is an excellent car stereo. I bought it to stream music over bluetooth from my Motorola Droid 4 and it works flawlessly. The stereo is compatable with Google Play Music and you can skip tracks directly from the head unit. The included mic is great and if someone calls it automatically pauses the music and displays the phone # thats calling. Answering the call is as simple as pressing a button. Afterwards it continues to play where it left off at. I'm very satisfied with this stereo. My girlfriend loves it too and is going to be putting one in her car also.
    Pros:
    Bluetooth streaming compatable with android. Mic included for calls. Custimizable illumination.
    Cons:
    USB port on front will only work for reading data from flash drives/phone, but won't double as a phone charger. Display even at its brightest is hard to read in daylight sometimes(may be the angle that its in my dash).
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    4 out of 5

    Love it

    Written By Daniel, Delano, CA on Monday, March 31, 2014
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    Perfect deck for an ok price, which is why only the four stars. This product comes loaded with features such as Bluetooth connectivity to listen to your music and take phone calls. The mic works very well as you don't have to yell to be able to be heard on the freeway. USB and aux input both located in the front make it way easy to plug in. You can choose from a bunch of different colors and mix it up.
    Pros:
    Comes with a control, Bluetooth works perfectly, control apps from the unit
    Cons:
    Price is a bit high.
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    2 out of 5

    illegible at any speed

    Written By CCBruce, Dallas, TX on Sunday, March 30, 2014
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    It was almost impossible to use while driving because of the glare shining off it. It made me think seriously about tinting my windows.
    Pros:
    Good value for lots of features and quality sound
    Cons:
    Not well thought out
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    5 out of 5

    Love it!

    Written By Sunshine, St. George, UT on Sunday, March 30, 2014
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    Bought three of these radios for each work vehicle. BT connects easily and even my 70 year old parents can operate with minimal hassle!
    Pros:
    BT sounds great
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    5 out of 5

    Great product, especially for the price

    Written By DakkuhDeena, Greenville, NC on Tuesday, March 25, 2014
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    Installation was fairly easy. I put it in my 04 land rover discovery, so along with the cars stock 12 speaker premium audio system, it was fabulous. Bluetooth: Easy and quick to connect, plus it remembers and automatically connects to my phone Music quality is Good, but not as good as USB or CD player Calls were clear, very easy to make calls. Plus you can use siri

    Music Receivers: Radio- sounds fine, not many really use their receivers as radios however Aux- Haven't used USB- works amazingly with my iphone. Mixtrax is crazy good, once you set the settings to your liking. Extremely impressed with the Pandora functions too CD Player- gives the best sound quality out of all options. Easy to use BT- *already reviewed above





    Pros:
    Lights are very cool, especially with mixtrax Pretty easy to get the sound you want, with bass booster, eq presets, etc. Headunit doesn't look cluttered, which is common among single din HU Good sound quality
    Cons:
    Typical Pioneer fuse problems- slight buzzing from easliy broken fuse in HU (I play my music constantly, I hardly ever notice it) Lights aren't bright enough in daylight, sometimes not even visible Clean dash w/o messy buttons everywhere also means lack of labeling, can be tricky to use at first WIsh there was a built in mic instead of ext
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    5 out of 5

    Exceptional Receiver!

    Written By Adam, Fayetteville, AR on Thursday, March 20, 2014
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    Fantastic unit. I know many are moving toward touchscreen display, but for a delivery vehicle that I don't want to worry about tempting thieves, this is PERFECT. Fully customizable colors, Bluetooth, controls iPod with cable or wirelessly. Streams Pandora effortlessly. Wireless remote... It has every feature I was looking for at a nice price!
    Pros:
    Bluetooth, Remote,iPod control
    Cons:
    Haven't figured out how to make it stay on 'radio' rather than switch to iPod if you turn on the ignition and you have your phone plugged in to charge .
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-X6600BT

    Written By Robert, Bunkie,LA on Wednesday, March 19, 2014
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    This Pioneer is awesome, tons of options, sounds great and the blue tooth connection for voice chat works awesome. You can't go wrong with it. This was also my first time buying from Crutchfield and it won't be the last. Lots to choose from, user friendly web site, and fast shipping! Not to mention they gave me the installation kit for my car and the wiring harness free with this CD player! Now thats awesome. Plus the great installation guide they give to help with the install. Thanks Crutchfield and I will place the order for some new speakers soon!
    Pros:
    Easy to use and tons of options!
    Cons:
    I can't really think of any.
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-X6500BT

    Written By Angel, Dover, NJ on Wednesday, March 19, 2014
     
    This is a great receiver with a great sound and not to mention inexpensive. Good job Pioneer
    Pros:
    Good sound when equalizer is properly adjusted.penty of options
    Cons:
    Poor Display on bright lighting
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    4 out of 5

    Bluetooth is so easy

    Written By dave o, chicago il on Wednesday, March 19, 2014
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    Love this bluetooth radio. as soon as I get into my car, the music starts right where I left off. I love the ability to make phone calls. The mic is also included. The kit from crutchfield was also included as well as a wiring harness and easy instructions.
    Pros:
    great value. worked out of the box without problems
    Cons:
    my wife has to connect if I used the radio last. it is not a huge deal.
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    5 out of 5

    great product and free items

    Written By Bill, Port Richey, Fl on Monday, March 17, 2014
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    great products and free stuff to install
    Pros:
    Free installation items needed
    Cons:
    dash kit instructions a little bit to figure out
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-X6600BT

    Written By Anonymous, Arizona on Monday, March 17, 2014
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    Good product. Sounds good and looks good. Quite an improvement from my factory 89 Camaro unit.
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-X6600BT

    Written By Trent, Montana on Monday, March 17, 2014
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    Good upgrade from stock, lots of cool features
    Pros:
    Bluetooth works good, pandora works good as well.
    Cons:
    None so far
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    5 out of 5

    Excellent value

    Written By Obi, West Covina, California on Thursday, March 13, 2014
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    For slightly over $100 you can't beat this radio. The FULL iPhone compatibility can't be beat for both safety and as a cool feature. I also like the bluetooth compatibility with other phones for music streaming. The different button and screen colors are a good plus as well although once you set them you tend to forget them.
    Pros:
    Full iPhone integreation; external microphone, music streaming, USB music playing
    Cons:
    Can't think of anything I didn't like.
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    5 out of 5

    Great radio

    Written By Anonymous, Griffin, ga on Wednesday, March 12, 2014
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    Great radio for the price. Works great with the iPhone and Siri.
    Cons:
    None
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    5 out of 5

    Great product

    Written By Donnie, Oakwood, GA on Tuesday, March 11, 2014
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    Great product for the money.
    Pros:
    Sound quality, bluetooth
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    5 out of 5

    Nice addition to my truck

    Written By RickK, Elkridge, MD on Sunday, March 09, 2014
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    Easy to install, sound quality is good. Still working my way thru the menu to change the various settings, but I will get it eventually.
    Pros:
    Easy to install, nice appearance, nice color changing feature. Iphone/Bluetooth/Aux features are nice.
    Cons:
    Menu settings and some colors make reading screen difficult.
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    4 out of 5

    Great for the money

    Written By DJ, Martinsburg, WV on Friday, March 07, 2014
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    Overall a good purchase. Sound quality is great. Only downfall I see is the lighting. Forget seeing the display at daytime. You can turn brightness down at night , but very little. They got the sound quality down pat, if they'd only work on the lighting aspect. Bluetooth works great from my Android. Being a new unit, takes me little while to go through all the options for set up
    Pros:
    Sound , lighting effects, Bluetooth, Pandora
    Cons:
    Cant see display at daylight. Need to be able to adjust brightness more at night..
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    4 out of 5

    Decent Stereo

    Written By smb, Charlottesville, va on Thursday, March 06, 2014
     
    good value. The controls are a little unimpressive, but once you figure out how to do it, it's generally doable. Buttons are small and not easy to push.

    Love the inputs, and the device has good equalizer settings.
    Pros:
    good inputs, good sound quality.
    Cons:
    weird LED's on the sides that don't really make any sense.
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    4 out of 5

    Pioneer stereo

    Written By Anonymous, Falmouth, ME on Wednesday, March 05, 2014
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    Does everything I want bluetooth and call quality great
    Pros:
    Hands free calling iTunes compatible Pandora compatible
    Cons:
    Complicated display
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    4 out of 5

    DEH-X6600BT

    Written By Christopher, AZ on Saturday, March 01, 2014
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    Great stereo for the price
    Pros:
    Looks good and sounds good
    Cons:
    Can be a little confusing to operate at first
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    4 out of 5

    Another hit for Pioneer

    Written By jjolar, Arkansas on Friday, February 28, 2014
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    I have installed several Pioneer units over the years, and they just keep getting better. I recommend this unit for someone that wants a lot of function for a small investment.
    Pros:
    I am really liking these units that have the infinite color display, helping match factory colors as close as possible.
    Cons:
    Nada.
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    5 out of 5

    great product, great service

    Written By spieri, Sacramento, CA on Friday, February 28, 2014
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    I purchased the Pioneer DEH-X6600BT, along with the Sound Ordinance P-57's and P-65's, for my daughter's '95 Mercury Sable sedan. I have dealt with Crutchfield for over 20 years so expected nothing but excellent service and was quite glad to see that has not changed since my last purchase - still prompt, knowledgeable and professional. Did I say prompt? I called them three times during the install and they answered immediately - no annoying phone tree. A person who knew what they were talking about - on the line and helping me. A shout out to Lefty who was exceptionally helpful - thanks Lefty!

    The install went fairly straight forward with only needing to drill some holes for front speaker placement. The Mastersheet could have included something about removing the bottom facia dash of steering column to run the mic cord to back of radio, but no biggee and this is a subjective placement issue anyway - plus it was intuitive even for me. The deck couldn't have gone in any easier and the rear speakers were a snap. The deck is an outstanding product and my daughter loves it. It is all that is advertised. The telephone controls are real easy to use and plenty of power for my daughter's listening. I love having the option of Bluetooth, USB or Aux connection and was very surprised at the quality of the BT streaming.

    Overall very impressed with the purchase and can't get over the low cost of everything. Thanks Crutchfield!
    Pros:
    High quality service professional, knowledgeable staff quality build of Pioneer deck Sound Ordinance speakers aren't the best, but a solid value and certainly upgrade to the 19 year old originals!
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-X6600BT

    Written By Anonymous, Clarkson, NE on Wednesday, February 26, 2014
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    Support was very good for the installation process. Instructions from Pioneer were week. The book that came with the unit has fuzzy print and is so small it is almost impossible to read. That was a big problem for specifics of installation and even a bigger problem for figuring out how to use the unit. With trial and error I got it working but i know it could do so much more then i am doing with it.
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    4 out of 5

    Almost 5 stars

    Written By David G, Ocala FL on Wednesday, February 26, 2014
     
    I picked this up over the kenwood Execelon 597 because of the Siri's feature. I wanted a radio deck that will provide me with a completely hands free enviroment when I'm driving. I'm 30 and I hate doing anything while driving but driving. I love to drive and I hate to talk on my phone. This is a great deck with every feature and function you could ask for at that price, however, there are some things this phone has issues with and you have to decide if these features affect you. Should I have gotten the Kenwood? I think so but I will not know for certain until I get my iphone next month.
    Pros:
    Sleek and Stylish - OOO Shiney! and new and lights up brighter than any vehicle dash light will plus the pulsing ans strobe effects are cool if your into that. Features - It has everything you could hope for, Its loaded Price - A- you can't ask for more for the price (or can you?)
    Cons:
    Hard to see - You cannot see this radio maybe 30% visiblity during the day 70% at night but your getting up close and personal with neon lights and the dimmer and brightness doesn't help like it should. This actually could cause you to get into an accident Hard See & Use Buttons on Deck - The deck buttons are almost flush with the unit and they are the same gloss black as the unit "HARD TO USE" Clunky Controls - I spend far too much time sufing through stuff I don't use function wise.
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    4 out of 5

    Pioneer x6600BT

    Written By Al, Lilburn, GA on Tuesday, February 25, 2014
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    Nice stereo for the price. Easy to hookup, easy to operate.
    Pros:
    Love the Bluetooth! Has USB, Aux on front. Colorful display.
    Cons:
    None
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    5 out of 5

    Great Product!

    Written By Alaskan Redneck, Eagle River, AK on Tuesday, February 25, 2014
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    Pioneer deck is high quality and great bang for the buck! Lots of options and blue tooth is cool. Like the way that it automatically starts playing music from my iPhone when I get in my truck and start it up. Display features are numerous and cool and sound/voice clarity via blue tooth phone call is great. Long microphone cord helps tremendously when routing the cord around the truck to the driver side sun visor. Found this same item online along with other components for a lower price. But when it came time to check out, shipping for speakers was completely outrageous (same as the cost of the speakers)! Overall highly satisfied with this product and I'm wholeheartedly happy that I went back to Crutchfield for this product! Phenomenal knowledgeable personnel that work with you to get you what you want and need, plus some free extras to help the installation go much easier!
    Pros:
    Lots of options an great sound for a "low end" deck. Pioneer just keeps on doing it right! Lots of customizing options include fine tuning your own personal sound preferences.
    Cons:
    Some of the buttons are a little small - would be difficult for those people with large hands. Not the stereo itself, but the mounting kit doesn't allow for the Pioneer snap on trim to work so I'm stuck with minor gaps on the sides - but they're hardly noticeable and the top and bottom are just fine. (2001 Toyota Tacoma)
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    5 out of 5

    Awesome Product

    Written By Steve H, Warwick, RI on Monday, February 24, 2014
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    Outstanding product and great value for the money!
    Pros:
    Full featured, Bluetooth, Hands free phone, Aux Input, etc. All the bells and whistles of the top products available.
    Cons:
    Lot's of features to learn. Due to the small form factor vs. a double dim unit, the buttons/controls are small.
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    3 out of 5

    Great for bluetooth

    Written By StevenB, Sykesville, MD on Monday, February 24, 2014
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    The install was straight forward. Easy to do if you know how to do minor wiring. I soldered my wires for a better connection. It was delivered the next day with free shipping. Can't beat that. Use of the menu system is a bit cumbersome. the display is hard to read during daylight hours even on the brightest setting. The green color was about the only one you can read during daylight. The "phone" icon puts off a lot of light at night, even in dim mode. I also don't like the fact that the bottom row of buttons are not prelit. the labels are above them in the display, which means the secondary funcitons are not visible at night, and initially, you have a tendency to go for the display labels vs. the actual buttons below. It is also cumbersome to switch between what devices you have connected via bluetooth (phones and ipod). Therefore, you can only have one device actively connected at a time.
    Pros:
    Easy to Install. Great external mike and bluetooth works flawlessly thus far.
    Cons:
    Display hard to see during the day. only one bluetooth device can connect at a time. bottom row of buttons not prelit. cumbersome menu navigation.
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    5 out of 5

    AWESOME HEAD UNIT!

    Written By Steve, Anchorage, Alaska on Monday, February 24, 2014
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    I just installed the Pioneer DEH-X6600BT head unit in my Nissan Altima with two Pioneer 6x5 three ways in the doors and two 6x9 three ways in the back deck powered by an Alpine 4 channel MR12 and a Pioneer 12" sub in the trunk powered by another Alpine amp and oh man does it sound amazing! Crutchfield made it a inexpensive, easy and fast way to make my Altima come alive! OUTSTANDING service too! I highly recommend them to anyone that wants any electronics! Thank you Crutchfield!
    Pros:
    Everything!!! A+
    Cons:
    None!
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    4 out of 5

    Great! But ...

    Written By Alan, Cupertino, CA on Sunday, February 23, 2014
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    Great features at an unbelievably low price. But ... Bluetooth sometimes fails to connect to my iPhone 5S and I have to re-pair to get it to work again. Plus the dimming is insufficient -- even with it all turned down as much as possible, this thing stands out on my dash like Las Vegas on a clear summer night.
    Pros:
    Love the Bluetooth. When it works, it works great. Sounds good. Controls are easy.
    Cons:
    Hate the Bluetooth. Why is Bluetooth still so flakey after all these years? No wired connection to the vehicle dash lights for dimming, plus manual dim setting doesn't get dim enough. C'mon Pioneer, add the dimming wire!!!
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer X6600BT

    Written By McMinnville Freddy, McMinnville Oregon on Sunday, February 23, 2014
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