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Our take on the Pioneer DEH-X7500HD

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.

When you want the most from radio

Your media choices are greater than ever these days. Pioneer's DEH-X7500HD receiver not only plays CDs, it also features a USB input for a storage device, iPod®, or phone, along with an auxiliary input for other audio devices. But what if radio's still #1 during your drive time?

The DEH-X7500HD features a built-in HD Radio™ tuner, so you won't need a subscription or any extra equipment to enjoy HD Radio broadcasts — you'll tune them in like regular AM and FM shows. But that's where the similarity ends. You'll immediately notice that FM broadcasts on HD Radio sound nearly as good as CDs, while AM shows offer much more high-fidelity, static-free reception. Many participating stations also offer extra channels with alternate programming, so you can enjoy more variety without surfing the dial.

Pioneer DEH-X7500HD

MIXTRAX revs up the visuals

This versatile receiver also offers iPod® controls and Pandora® Internet radio control with your iPhone®, giving you a great mix of style, form, and function. And when you're listening to your music libraries, Pioneer's cool MIXTRAX feature adds a lightshow to your favorite playlists, as the DEH-7500HD's bright multi-colored display pulses in time with your music. And MIXTRAX fades in and out of each song just like a DJ would, adding special effects and keeping the musical energy high.

Killer display and colors

You're not stuck with one color scheme with this Pioneer. Both the knob and display colors are customizable, so you can match the look to your dash and your whims. The display is a show-stopper in itself, offering a variety of animated backgrounds and themes, presented in rich detail by Pioneer's Organic Electroluminescent technology.

The legacy of great Pioneer sound

The DEH-7500HD carries on Pioneer's tradition of superb sound quality with a powerful built-in amp that puts most stock radios to shame. Along with that extra power, you'll enjoy a 5-band equalizer to adjust your tone, Pioneer's Advanced Sound Retriever to perk up the sound quality of compressed music, and a suite of other sophisticated sound controls. If you're looking to build a bigger system, you can connect amps and subs to the three pairs of preamp outputs to add some serious impact.

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 or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for specific 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)
    • built-in HD Radio tuner
    • MIXTRAX for a DJ-inspired audio/visual experience with compatible devices (see Details)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs, including discs loaded with MP3, WMA, and AAC files
    • Pandora control through iPhone
    • variable color illumination with separate control of display and buttons
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • Advanced Sound Retriever (ASR) for improved sound quality from compressed music files
    • 5-band equalizer with seven preset tone settings
    • 3-level loudness
    • low-pass and high-pass filters
    • subwoofer level control
    Expandability:
    • built in iPod control — no adapter necessary, but adding Pioneer's optional connecting cable lets you leave your iPod cable at home
    • access to music files on select Android devices (MSC protocol only) through USB input (see Details for more information)
    • inputs: front panel auxiliary and rear USB inputs
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, 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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    No
    Preamp Voltage
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    4 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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    Rear
    Memory Card Slot
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    USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible
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    Satellite Radio Ready
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    No
    HD Radio
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    Built-in
    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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    No
    iPhone
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    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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    Yes
    Product Research
    What's in the box?

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    • CD receiver (with 10-amp ATM mini fuse inserted into chassis)
    • Face (attached)
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Trim ring (installed)
    • Wiring harness
    • 59" USB extension cable (w/ a male USB type-A connector on one end and a female USB type-A connector on other end)
    • Wireless remote control (QXE1047)
    • CR2025 Lithium battery (installed)
    • 2 Extraction keys
    • 4 Pan head ISO-mount screws (M5 x 8mm)
    • 4 Flat-head ISO-mount screws (M5 x 9mm)
    • Owner's Manual (En/Fr/Sp)
    • Limited Warranty Information (USA/Canada)

    Our Product Research Team

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    USB/iPod/Aux Integration
    HD Radio
    Disc Playback
    Audio Section
    Display Features
    Remote Control

    USB/iPod/Aux Integration

    Rear-Panel USB Input: The unit's rear-panel USB (type-A) port and 59" USB extension cable allows you to connect a USB Mass Storage Class (MSC) compliant device; such as select Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), portable digital audio players, or USB thumbdrives. The USB port enables audio playback & control of AAC, MP3, WMA, and WAV audio files stored on portable USB mass-storage class devices. Basic playback functions include; Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track, Random (Folder), and Repeat (File/Folder/All). Advance playback functions include; Music Browsing which lets you browse your USB memory device's music library by Artist, Album, Song, or Genre from the head unit in alphabetical order; and 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. In addition, the unit is compatible with ID3/WMA Tags and will display song/artist information. USB portable audio players 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. 

    File Format File Type File Extension Bit Rate Sampling Frequency Tags # of Files/folders
    FAT 12/16/32 AAC .m4a 16-320 kbps 11.025-48 kHz iTunes tag 1,500 folders
    15,000 files
    MP3 .mp3 8-320 kbps 32, 44.1, 48 kHz ID3 tag (version 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4)
    WMA .wma 48-320 kbps (48-384 kbps VBR) 32, 44.1, 48 kHz WMA tag
    WAV .wav 8 or 16-bit 16-48kHz or 22.05-44.1kHz N/A
    Note: You cannot connect a USB device via a USB hub or Multi-Card Reader to this unit.

    iPod Direct Connection w/ DAC Bypass: The Pioneer DEH-X7500HD's rear-panel USB port and 59" USB extension cable can be used to connect your iPod/iPhone to the head unit, via Pioneer's dock connector-to-USB cable (130CDIU51, sold separately) or the dock connector-to-USB cable which comes with your iPod/iPhone. If you have an iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), or iPhone 5; use the Lighting-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect to the head unit. Using either cable, DEH-X7500HD supports audio playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of your compatible iPod/iPhone. 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 music, podcasts, audiobooks, and music apps stored on your iPod or iPhone. The head unit will display your iPod/iPhone's stored music file information, including - Track number, Folder number, Elapsed playing time, Song title, Artist name, and Album title. 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). 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 Search, which allows you to play songs related to the currently playing song. Link Search 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.
    • 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, such as iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, Last.fm, Rhapsody, & Slacker from your iPhone (iOS 3.0+) 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 & Skip Previous/Next. There is no music information displayed when this unit is set to 'App Mode'. Instead, all music information will be displayed on your iPod/iPhone's LCD screen. The head unit's LCD will only display the text - 'App Mode'.

    Pandora App: The free Pandora App lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Pioneer DEH-X7500HD using your connected Apple iPhone, via the Pioneer CD-IU51 iPod connector cable (sold separately) or the cable that came with your iPhone. To access Pandora you must have an Apple iPhone (iOS 3.0+ or later) with the latest version of the Pandora Radio application from Apple's iTunes App Store. Your iPhone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. You will also need a Pandora music service account. The Pioneer DEH-X7500HD will provide control over the Pandora music service and display Artist/Album/Song information.

    • Station List: You can select Pandora stations from your Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z).
    • QuickMix: QuickMix allows you to listen to songs played on one or more Pandora stations in your Station List randomly. You will need to edit your QuickMix station selections on the iPhone before connection.
    • 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 to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada & only available in the United States.

    iPod Compatibility Chart: The Pioneer DEH-X7500HD is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of 12/4/2012):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Pandora app iTunes Tagging Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone App mode Artist/Song Text Track Info
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4 6.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 6.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5 6.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y
    4th 6.0.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y
    5th 6.0.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N N Y Y N N Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N Y Y N N Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y
    6th 1.1 PC Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y
    7th 1.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y
    video 5th 1.3 Y N Y N N Y Y N N Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    2 6.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    3 6.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    4 6.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    mini 6.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    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.

    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.

    Auxiliary Input: The DEH-X7500HD is equipped with a front-panel 3.5mm stereo minijack auxiliary input for connecting external components, such as a portable MP3 player. 

    HD Radio

    HD Radio: The Pioneer DEH-X7500HD's built-in HD Radio tuner lets you listen to the radio with the same fidelity as your digital music.  HD Radio is the system for digital AM and FM broadcasting in the U.S. More than 2,000 radio stations are broadcasting their primary signals in digital HD Radio technology, as a free service. HD Radio features high quality audio, FM multicasting, and data services. With HD Radio, your FM stations offer near CD-quality sound, AM stations provide FM-like sound, and there is crystal-clear reception with no audio distortion. Best of all, HD Radio is 100% subscription free. The unit's tuner also supports analog AM/FM broadcasts. Go to HDRadio.com to check for HD Radio stations in your area.

    Multicasting: In addition to conventional broadcasts, with HD Radio broadcasting it is possible to choose from up to 3 multicast programs (HD1 to HD3, and analog). There are also data programs for each program.

    RDS: The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to compatible analog or HD AM/FM stations.

    iTunes Tagging: It is possible to save the song's information (tag) from a HD Radio or RDS FM broadcasting station to your USB-direct connected iPod/iPhone. The songs will show up in a playlist called "Tagged" in iTunes the next time you sync your iPod/iPhone. Then you can directly buy the songs you want from the iTunes Music Store.

    Supertuner IIID: 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.

    Reception Blending: If a digital broadcast reception condition gets poor, this unit automatically switches to the analog broadcast of the same frequency level. If this function is set to "On", the tuner switches between digital broadcast and analog broadcast automatically. If this function is 'Off', reception will be conducted within an analog broadcast.

    BSM (Best Stations Memory): The BSM (Best Stations Memory) function lets you automatically store the six strongest analog or HD stations under presets 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 level 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.

    Disc Playback

    Compatible Discs: The Pioneer DEH-X7500HD supports playback of CD-Audio, CD-R, and CD-RW discs.

    MP3/WMA Playback: This unit can play MP3 and WMA files recorded on CD-R and CD-RW discs in ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, and Romeo formats. MP3 files with a bit rate from 8-320 kbps, WMA files with a constant bit rate from 48-320 kbps, and WMA files with a variable bit rate from 48-384 kbps are supported. The unit is compatible with ID3 Tags and will display artist, folder, file, and album name. Up to 8 directories, 99 folders and 999 files per disc are recognized by this unit.

    AAC Decoding: This unit will playback  AAC files with a bit rate of 16-320 kbps (encoded by iTunes) recorded onto CD-R and CD-RW discs. The AAC file (.m4a) must originate from iTunes. The AAC file must also not contain DRM protection. Not compatible with Apple Lossless.

    WAV File Playback: The DEH-X7500HD offers playback of audio WAV files recorded onto CD-R and CD-RW discs. The head unit supports 8-bit and 16-bit LPCM (Linear PCM) WAV files with a sampling frequency between 16 to 48 kHz.

    File/Track Name List: The Name List feature displays a list of MP3/WMA folders and tracks on a loaded CD or connected USB device, so you can easily access your music.

    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.

    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-X7500HD 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-X7500HD 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

    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

    Equalizer: The Pioneer DEH-X7500HD 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 (100Hz, 315Hz, 1,25kHz, 3.15kHz, 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.

    Bass Boost The DEH-X7500HD 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.

    4V/6CH Preamp Outputs: The Pioneer DEH-X7500HD features three pair of 4.0-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-X7500HD employs high pass and low pass crossovers to tailor the head unit to your connected speakers.

    • HPF: The head unit's 12dB/octave high pass filter only allows frequencies higher than those in the selected range (50, 63, 80, 100, 125Hz) to your front and rear speakers through the unit's speaker-level or line-level outputs.
    • LPF: The subwoofer preamp output features an18dB/octave low pass filter so only frequencies lower than those in the selected range (50, 63, 80, 100, 125Hz) are output to your connected subwoofer. 

    Subwoofer Controls: The Pioneer DEH-X7500HD lets you adjust the subwoofer preamp output's phase (normal/reverse) and volume (+6 to -24).

    Switchable Rear Channel/Subwoofer Speaker Output: 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.

    Display Features

    Detachable Face Security: The Pioneer DEH-X7500HD in-dash CD receiver features Detachable Face Security. If the front-panel is not detached from the head unit within five seconds of turning off the ignition, a warning tone will sound. The warning tone can be turned off in the menu, if desired. No face case is included with this unit. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can be purchased for this unit.

    Large Full-Dot LCD: The Pioneer DEH-X7500HD features a 3-line, full-dot LCD which makes it easier to see what is playing in most lighting conditions. You can easily view file/folder lists from your MP3, WMA, AAC, and CD Text-encoded discs, Radio presets, or data from your connected iPod/iPhone. The contrast of the display can be set between 0 and 15.

    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 27 preset colors (White to Rose), customize an illumination color (by adjusting Red, Blue, and Green brightness levels), or scan through various color settings (All/Warm/Ambient/Calm/Custom).

    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, Keys, Both or Off.

    Multi-Language Display: For your convenience, this unit is equipped with a multiple language display. You can select the language which is best suited to your first language - English, French, or Spanish.

    Ever Scroll: When the Ever Scroll feature is set to On, recorded text information scrolls continuously on the display. It will auto-scroll up to 64 characters. Set this feature to Off if you prefer the information to scroll only once.

    Entertainment Displays: You can enjoy entertainment displays while listening to each sound source. You can choose from the following;  Background Visual, Genre, Background Picture (1/2/3/4), Simple Display, Movie Screen, or Calendar.

    Calendar/Clock Display: The Pioneer DEH-X7500HD provides time, date, month, and year display. You can choose to have the head unit display the calendar and clock even when the unit is powered off (your vehicle must be running or in the accessory position.

    Automatic Dimmer: To prevent the display from being too bright at night, the display is automatically dimmed when the car's headlights are turned on. You can turn the auto dimmer feature on or off. The automatic dimmer function only works when the orange/white illumination wire in the wiring harness is connected to the vehicle's headlight circuit.

    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 "Clock" 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 "Clock" button. The clock will then remain On until you turn it back Off. When the unit is On, both clock and source information can be displayed at the same time; or you can set the unit to display only source info or only clock/calendar.

    Engine Time Alert: This setting allows  you to measure the length of time that elapses from when the head unit is turned on and display the amount of elapsed time per set period (15 min., 30 min., or Off). There will also be an audible alarm. This function is handy if you are listening to the radio with the vehicle' ignition is in the accessory position, and the engine off.

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

    Remote Control

    Wireless Remote Control: The DEH-X7500HD 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).

    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

    Nice sound, Extra easy installation, many features

    Written By RG, Lebanon County, PA on Wednesday, April 16, 2014
     
    Let me begin by saying that this was a really easy installation. It took about an hour and 10 minutes being cautious. I could do it again in about 35 minutes. On the 2005 GMC Sierra Pickup, there was supposed to be a modification where I had to cut out the stock stereo's rear support bracket. As it turned out, I was able to leave that bracket in and have plenty of space for this installation. I had a couple of questions on the wiring harness that was easy enough to figure out, but I was working outside & the sun was going down, so I cut to the chase & called technical support. A live, knowledgeable person answered the call. I was finished well before dark. Easy installation & excellent customer service. As for the stereo itself, Pioneer has been my favorite for years, so I stuck with that and I am still very impressed. The audio options give a lot of versatility. Bass Booster is great too. I think that this stereo will show what your car speakers & design are capable of and it has expansion options for adding amps and a subwoofer. It took a little while to get the hang of the digital presets and digital settings, but it's really easy. Although I didn't think the remote was necessary, after memorizing the controls, it really does make life easy when driving by not needing to take my eyes off the road. As for the industry common stereo lights, there are a lot of options. I set mine to a lower brightness and chose a paler blue color to keep it subtle.





    Pros:
    Beyond what I already posted in the main review, there was no audible alert in the truck if I left the lights on after I shut the truck off, but after the installation, including the included audio alert box that I initially couldn't identify, I DO now have that feature. Nice surprise. The radio reception & sound is great, which Pioneer has always been great with going back to their super tuner car stereos a few decades ago.
    Cons:
    For cons, I'll have to get back to you. None found so far!
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    5 out of 5

    I Love Pioneer

    Written By fatherRON, Hebron, KY on Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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    Very easy installation. I love pioneer and their sound quality.
    Pros:
    Great Display
    Cons:
    HD Radio goes in and out, makes it hard to glisten to live baseball.
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    4 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-X7500HD

    Written By SuperSerial, Lawrenceville, GA on Monday, April 14, 2014
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    Good system, but too much emphasis placed on the lighting effects. I bought it due to the sale price and Pioneers reputation, and the features it offered. But I think that a car SOUND system should focus on the sound and not the blinking lights that you shouldn't be looking at while driving anyway.
    Pros:
    Good features, iPhone compatibility, amp outputs
    Cons:
    Too many blinking and moving lights for a car stereo
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    4 out of 5

    Great Product

    Written By Bill, Hawai`i on Monday, April 14, 2014
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    For $100 you really can't go wrong with this HU.
    Pros:
    HPF LPF Ipod Navigation is great
    Cons:
    No dedicated/quick subwoofer output setting.
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    5 out of 5

    The best thing that's happened to our New Beetle in a while :-)

    Written By N5JJR, Ponca City, OK on Sunday, April 13, 2014
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    Just love it!!!!! Especially the MP3 feature. The online support and manual are great too.
    Pros:
    Everything.
    Cons:
    The menus can be a lot to get my old brain around.
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    5 out of 5

    another great product

    Written By Therese, Quilcene WA on Saturday, April 12, 2014
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    I have been buying from Crutchfield for over 30 yrs now. Once again, i am very pleased with my purchase.
    Pros:
    Numerous features. Fast shipping, easy installation. Awsome sound and appearance. Love the color scan. Worth every penny!
    Cons:
    Havent found any yet.
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-X7500HD unbelievable

    Written By 2013 NV 3500 PSG, Cupertino, CA on Saturday, April 12, 2014
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    The radio is very functional and has many good features for the price. I especially like the many color display changes to choose from. Sound quality is excellent.
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    4 out of 5

    Great upgrade for our tired minivan!

    Written By Glenn, Atlanta on Saturday, April 12, 2014
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    Our 2002 Mazda MPV is on it's last legs.. the problem is it has been for the last five years, and it keeps on ticking! When deciding to upgrade the factory radio, I didn't want to make a huge investment in money or time. The Pioneer DEH-X7500HD fit the bill perfectly. With the legendary Crutchfield buying and support experience, we have beautiful sounding HD Radio and iPod connectivity and control that is flawless.

    As with most aftermarket head units, the interface, menus and settings aren't super-intuitive, but after spending a little time exploring in the driveway, I was very impressed with the depth of options. At less than $100 with everything included (unit, install kit, shipping, customer instructions from Crutchfield), I couldn't be more pleased with the overall value. The only feature this model sacrifices is Bluetooth, but this wasn't on my shopping list since I was trying to keep the cost down.
    Pros:
    Sound quality is excellent when using existing factory speakers. HD Radio reception is great compared to other aftermarket models I've utilized. Customer color matching for keys and display allowed for exact match of factory dash illumination.
    Cons:
    It takes a exploration to learn your way around the features and settings... not always a bad thing though! Keys controls and knob seem a little fragile since they will get quite a work out from daily use over time. All in all, a great unit.
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    5 out of 5

    Fantastic Radio - Amazing Value

    Written By LarryR, Columbus, OH on Saturday, April 12, 2014
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    I don't really have a single bad thing to say about this HD unit. While I purchased it primarily due to the large discount, I haven't regretted one thing about it. I've seen complaints about the manual, but on a computer the PDF can be enlarged as much as you want. I've found HD stations provide perfect sound and the unit does a nice job switching when the digital signal gets weak. The display color choices are great as I can have fun or just match my existing colors. Matrix is a cool add-on but not something I would pay extra for. All in all, I'm thrilled with this unit and will use Crutchfield again and keep Pioneer at the top of my list.
    Pros:
    Almost everything. As a factory replacement it's miles above the stock Camry 2002 unit even with same speakers.
    Cons:
    Not a one that means anything to me.
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    5 out of 5

    Great Stereo for the Price

    Written By Taylor O, Conyers, Ga on Tuesday, April 08, 2014
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    Great stereo at a great price.
    Pros:
    Value and lots of features
    Cons:
    none
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-X7500HD

    Written By micfec, Struthers, Ohio on Sunday, April 06, 2014
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    The radio is very functional and has many good features for the price. I especially like the many color display changes to choose from. Sound quality is excellent.
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    5 out of 5

    Sounds great

    Written By Josh, Michigan on Saturday, April 05, 2014
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    Bought for my wife to replace a factory stereo with a broken cd player, This sounds great. It can play mp3 off a thumb drive, or play of an Iphone and charge at the same time. It does take some time to get used to all the features. Overall a great receiver. I have come to love HD radio.
    Pros:
    Great sound quality, HD radio tuner, good value, can listen to music off phone.
    Cons:
    controls take some time to get used to, can be hard to navigate while driving.
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    4 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-X7500HD

    Written By LWard, Salem,AR on Thursday, April 03, 2014
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    Unit works great, was packed well just like everything I order from Crutchfield.
    Pros:
    Works like expected, good value for dollars spent.
    Cons:
    Display is small for Ipod and Radio. The unit is a little complicated to run until you read the manual.
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-X7500HD

    Written By Tank1967, Indianapolis on Tuesday, April 01, 2014
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    Great head unit a lot of features. makes my 2006 Dodge Stratus factory speakers sound great. But upgrading to new aftermarket speakers soon.
    Pros:
    The features are great and easy setup
    Cons:
    Not a one con!
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-X7500HD

    Written By J, Pittsfield, IL on Monday, March 31, 2014
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    Wow! This has everything I was lookin for in a head unit. Plenty of colors to choose from. Excellent sound quality. Very easy to figure out the menu and options. Im thinkin about buying another.
    Pros:
    Loud, clear, stylish, customizeable,
    Cons:
    No Bluetooth option
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-X7500HD

    Written By DanD, Cerritos, CA on Sunday, March 30, 2014
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    This Pioneer receiver is an awesome model to buy. Highly recommend to buy it! Affordable price and the sound produce is phenomenal.
    Pros:
    Illumination lights were so cool. Sound quality is top of the line.
    Cons:
    recommend to make the manual to have a bigger letters. Very hard to read the contents.
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    5 out of 5

    Does the job well

    Written By Seamus, Deerfield, MA on Sunday, March 30, 2014
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    Don't be deterred by reading that this is hard to use. The manual makes it sound like you're learning to land the space shuttle, but the reality is that it doesn't take long at all to figure out the controls if you're at all savvy. And if you're reading reviews here, you're probably well-equipped to handle a car stereo! The rear USB is rather awkard--I ended up anchoring the cable at the side of a shelf just below the radio. That works fine, but it would be much better to have it on the radio face. I got this model anyway because of the large price break, and it does deliver the goods in terms of sound and functionality. Light years ahead of the factory unit in my 2004 Prius. The volume is perfectly adequate unless you want to alarm the neighbors. If I had a do-over, I'd buy a 2 DIN. But this is a pretty great 1 DIN unit.
    Pros:
    Nice lightshow good EQ function HD radio sounds very good
    Cons:
    rear USB also, rear USB
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    4 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-X7500HD

    Written By david, Fresno, CA on Sunday, March 30, 2014
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    Great for the price really pushes rockford fosgate 6x9 & 6.5 easy to use and great features
    Pros:
    great sound and good power output
    Cons:
    i like the usb on the back but had to get shallow mount adapter to get head unit to fit and not compatible with newer i pods
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-X7500HD

    Written By RPhillips, Quitman TX on Tuesday, March 25, 2014
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    this fit my liking to a T
    Pros:
    easy install
    Cons:
    none
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    5 out of 5

    Great

    Written By Dasb, Florida on Tuesday, March 25, 2014
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    Great product. Simple easy to use. Got it on sale so the price was great. Fit perfectly with my stock bracket (2010 Lancer) after removing the sleeve it came with. Had to remove the 'frame' off the front of it to fit with the dash kit provided.
    Pros:
    Great price. Good look.
    Cons:
    USB is not android capable.
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-X7500HD

    Written By DakotaD, Emmaus, PA on Monday, March 24, 2014
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    Great sound, easy to install and to navigate through
    Pros:
    easy to navigate through and you can change the illumination to match the cars original color
    Cons:
    some phones not compatible
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    4 out of 5

    pioneer

    Written By Anonymous, carpenter wyoming on Sunday, March 23, 2014
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    Pretty good. Get what you pay for. Alot more features then most brands. Easy install. Works perfect
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    5 out of 5

    Great for the price

    Written By Mr. M, Napa, CA on Saturday, March 22, 2014
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    Great stereo for the money
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    5 out of 5

    Enjoying My New Quality System

    Written By FishAholic, Panama City, Fla. on Friday, March 21, 2014
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    Can't beat this for the Price !
    Pros:
    Stylish, Fun Colors that My Girlfriend Loves to Watch Changing and has New Tech. Plug ins for Ipad, I-phones etc..
    Cons:
    None !
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    5 out of 5

    A BLAST!!!

    Written By kmmickel, Greensboro, NC on Friday, March 21, 2014
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    Great sound, Cool lightshow, very affordable price for the quality, and the HD Radio is very convenient!!!
    Pros:
    Quality vs. Price Awesome Sound Boosted Bass Variable Lights HD Radio
    Cons:
    none yet!!!
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    5 out of 5

    Works great

    Written By bigdaddy, Phoenix,AZ on Wednesday, March 19, 2014
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    works great for my daughters first car. she likes the mixtrax effects. HD stations sound excellent.
    Pros:
    HD, tons of settings, makes the stock speakers sound better than they are. Real easy to change all of the settings.
    Cons:
    none so far
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    5 out of 5

    great deal

    Written By doug, hartville mo. on Monday, March 17, 2014
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    This is a amazing radio for the price.it sounds great and its very good easy to navigate the features. If your thinking about buying this unit you won't be disappointed.
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    4 out of 5

    Very Nice Unit ...

    Written By Steven T. ..., Irving, Tx. on Monday, March 17, 2014
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    Very Nice unit. Not to difficult to use and I like the MixTrak option. The kids like all the colors and flashing, so the coolness factor is 5 star. Could have a little better sound quality, but I blame most of that on the vehicle the radio was put in and the poor speaker placement by Chevy. I recommend this unit, especially from Crutchfield, they are the best ...
    Pros:
    Value, Looks Good and Easy to Use
    Cons:
    None I can fine.
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-X7500HD

    Written By draco99, Fort Walton Beach, Fl on Saturday, March 15, 2014
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    This receiver is great. It replaced an older Pioneer unit, so the swap out was painless. Very impressed.
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    5 out of 5

    Great Radio at a Great Price

    Written By Scott, New Jersey on Friday, March 14, 2014
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    I needed 6 pre-amp outputs along with a variable color display and this radio had both at an awesome price! Thanks again Crutchfield.
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    5 out of 5

    Great reciever

    Written By LeeG, Mars Hill,NC on Wednesday, March 12, 2014
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    We finally have a working receiver,excellent customer service & provided all mounting hardware & wiring free of charge that was going to cost $45 elsewhere,plus was $20 cheaper. Thanks a bunch Crutchfield
    Cons:
    None
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    5 out of 5

    Sounds better than expected

    Written By charlie d, Magee, ms on Wednesday, March 12, 2014
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    Before I begin let me say that I am a card carrying geezer who has barely made it into the 20th century much less the 21st century. I long for the good old days of DOS and want to throw rocks at Win8. The radio in my trusty sarturn croaked so I thought it mught be time for some new tunes. I chose this radio upon the recommendations of the helpful Crutchfield staff. The Crutchfield instructions were clear and helpful. In spite if the Pioneer vague and mis-leading instructions and help from my grand daughter to read the microscopic print I got installed. At first there was no sound. After I called Tech Help we figured out that the blue/white has to be hooked up in spite of a tag on that wire stating to not hook it up. Once installed I was pleased with the sound. One disappointing feature is there are no preset buttons. It's very distracting to scroll through the menus to find the desired station. I would consider that as distracting as texting while driving. Perhaps I'll learn to live with that horrible feature. In general it's way too complicated for a non techie.
    Pros:
    Excellent sound, good value, Crutchfield instructions easy to follow, techies will love all of the buttons and menus
    Cons:
    Way too complicated to operate, no preset buttons, font on the display is too small, Pioneer instructions vague and misleading
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-X7500HD

    Written By Anonymous, savannah Georgia on Tuesday, March 11, 2014
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    Best money I've ever spent!
    Pros:
    Everything!
    Cons:
    None
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    5 out of 5

    Great stereo

    Written By Johnny, Stone Mountain on Saturday, March 08, 2014
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    This was a great addition to my truck, with a couple of new speakers. Crutchfield was super great during the whole deal! And it was a very good price
    Pros:
    Crutchfield gave me everything I needed, to get it done.
    Cons:
    The Pioneer owners manual sucks, you cant see it, and its hard to understand! How much could it cost to add a large print out you can see?
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    4 out of 5

    Pioneeer DEH-X7500HD

    Written By 122VIPER, Lowell, IN on Saturday, March 08, 2014
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    Decided to replace my 13 year old Alpine so I can have USB and Aux access! I bought this based off the price and I needed the 3 pre-amp outputs. I have amps putting out about 80W RMS to Infinity Kappas (components & FR) and a 150W to a JL box. Install was a breeze cause I just swapped radios so my connections were already made. I'm amazed at the quality of the low-cost radios. The best thing I found out about this radio is there are tutorials done by Pioneer for every function of this radio and that saved me the pain of reading the manual. Check them out. I have decent power so I run this with a flat EQ and it sounds pretty great. Also totally dig the Pandora app. Tried that out and it's great. Honestly, when you've lived with CDs for soooo long in a car, Pandora is awesome. Have the USB connector going through the storage shelf of the mounting kit so I can plug the phone in and let it sit in there. I can control Pandora right from the radio, so that's fine. I'm kind of in the sticks, so haven't experienced the HD radio yet. I do like the ability to change the lighting and the display is very nice. All in all, I'd recommend especially if you have amps and just want something inexpensive. Fits my needs perfectly. I find myself wanting to go for rides again to listen to the music. This is in a 2000 Focus.
    Pros:
    Inexpensive, 3 pre-amp outs, Pandora control
    Cons:
    Selector lever/volume knob are plasticky. Wish volume knob had some texture. Some menus are not intuitive.
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    4 out of 5

    Great for my 2005 VW super beetle

    Written By Ann, Atlanta, GA on Tuesday, March 04, 2014
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    Great radio/CD player at a reasonable price
    Pros:
    good sound, good value and terrific customer service, as good or better quality than the $600 factory installed one it replaced.
    Cons:
    complicated to learn operation, instruction manual takes a magnifying glass to read, print light and small and is not for the electronically challenged.
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-X7500HD

    Written By Anonymous, Lane, SC on Tuesday, March 04, 2014
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    This stereo is pretty much everything that I was looking for to put into my car. It gives out excellent sound into my car speaker's especially my subwoofers. Everyone who have seen the stereo wants to know where I got it from and I referred them to this website.
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    4 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-X7500HD

    Written By donald, st louis, mo on Sunday, March 02, 2014
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    good radio
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    5 out of 5

    A Steal For The Price

    Written By Brian, Monroe, LA on Sunday, March 02, 2014
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    This unit has excellent features and great sound. No complaints here. Highs come out crystal clear and lows hit just right. The remote control has good range. Music from my S3 phone sounds real good.
    Pros:
    multicolor display, sonics are excellent, price, system flexibility
    Cons:
    rear usb cable
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    5 out of 5

    Fits in 2005 Impala

    Written By Eddie, Minnesota on Friday, February 28, 2014
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    I bought this receiver to replace the factory stereo in my 2005 Impala LS. Although Crutchfield said it wouldn't fit, I decided to take the risk and order it anyway. It went in without any problems, and it works great! I have the included USB extension cable routed under my center console and exiting near the driver's seat. It works great with my phone. I have also tried using a USB flash drive loaded with music, and it works just as well. Everything is easy to control from the receiver. It was difficult to figure out at first, but after playing around with it for 20 minutes, I was able to get everything to work. I also like the ability to change colors. The ability to change the screen independently from the buttons is an added benefit. It was easy to make it match other lights on my dash. I often have it cycle between colors as well.

    Overall, for the price I paid, this was by far the best receiver available. It works great, looks cool, and has a great range of features.
    Pros:
    USB Great Sound Quality 4 Volt Preamp outputs RCA's for Front, Rear, and Sub Variable Colors Look Great
    Cons:
    No bluetooth Difficult to use at first
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    5 out of 5

    Much needed upgrade !

    Written By tommy, Wellsville NY on Wednesday, February 26, 2014
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    Its been years sense my last Pioneer radio ! And i still recommend them ! Good sounding,settings,tuning Has a cool look and different layout from the older model's ! Not a Con but from older radio's it does take a few min's to read or watch some how to for the radio setting's , on youtube Pioneer has some vid's easy to learn !
    Pros:
    Awesome price ! Fast shipping free installation gear ! rear USB with cable to put any where out of site works good helps with hiding cables !
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    4 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-x7500HD for 2005 Toyota Sienna

    Written By Kingtut, Southern Calif. on Sunday, February 23, 2014
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    Much better than the stock Toyota Sienna Fujitsu Ten head unit, much more powerful at only 14w RMS, better clarity, drives the Polk 6x9 DXi690 speakers without problems. Overall, I am happy with the purchase, 4.5 stars.
    Pros:
    good power even at 14 watts RMS, better clarity than the stock unit
    Cons:
    confusing controls, which is common in most new head units, have to hold the power button for 5 sec. before power is off.
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    4 out of 5

    Factory upgrade

    Written By Ecstatic, Florida on Friday, February 21, 2014
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    Great product.Self installed in a 2003 Automatic Honda civic. Very easy to do. Statistically Significant increase in quality out of the stock speakers. Only down side is the contrast is not strong enough to allow one to see the highlight around the selection. It is mostly due to the angle in the installation of Honda civics, would need more evidence to conclude for other vehicles as well.
    Pros:
    Sound Power Looks Inputs
    Cons:
    Usb is on back Contrast
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    5 out of 5

    Great Sound & Super Value!

    Written By rioricosally, Rio Rico, AZ on Thursday, February 20, 2014
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    Pioneer is one of the best car stereo sounds you can buy. We had our unit professionally installed because we are electronically challenged. He advised us not to turn up the volume all the way because our speakers could not handle it! The sound is great and we are very pleased with the unit. It was a bit hard to figure out how to access the AM FM radio and change radio stations by reading the instruction booklet but we finally figured it out by hook and by crook. All in all a super buy, great price and quality product.
    Pros:
    Great sound, great value.
    Cons:
    Instruction booklet is for the experienced electronics person. Not for seniors like us. A simpler instruction booklet would really help.
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-X7500HD

    Written By Lisa, Lake Stevens WA on Thursday, February 20, 2014
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    Great reception and quite easy to use with remot , still tweeting in the sound .
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-X7500HD

    Written By Anonymous, Memphis on Tuesday, February 04, 2014
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    Good stereo
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer's continuing excellence !!

    Written By Shaker67, El Campo, TX on Tuesday, February 04, 2014
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    The timeless excellence of Pioneer. I've always been impressed with Pioneer's quality and sound. This head unit sounds great !!
    Pros:
    Plenty of features for the price, cool display, great sound !! Great Value !!
    Cons:
    Features a little confusing to navigate at first, but I'm a MusicHound so didn't take me long to get used to.
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    5 out of 5

    Excellent product!

    Written By Satisfied customer, Texas on Monday, February 03, 2014
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    I've been using this receiver for a couple weeks now and decided to give a review of this product. When I first got the package, it might have taken me a couple hours to finally get it installed since I never changed out a car radio before. The instructions to remove the old radio was pretty good and the wiring of the harness was straightforward. I didn't know I needed connector caps but luckily I had some around when connecting the harness wires. I did have some questions about the mounting bracket that came with the receiver and one of the wires but the technical support department that I called was very helpful in answering my questions. The features of the receiver is numerous so it helps to read the manual to navigate through all the options. The HD radio is pretty awesome and clearer than my old manufacturer radio. The default setting for the receiver has some illuminated lights that changes colors and goes with the rhythm of the music. It;s a little flashy so I changed the setting. So far, I'm very happy with the receiver and the technical support from Crutchfield. Crutchfield has been around for a long time and the quality of their products and service is still exceptional.
    Pros:
    HD Radio. USB connection for storage devices. Nice quality sound. Detachable face.
    Cons:
    The USB cable connects through the back of the receiver, so I had to drill a hole through an empty compartment to push the cable to the front. Not really an issue.
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    5 out of 5

    like riding in my truck again

    Written By Joe N, Southampton,Pa on Sunday, February 02, 2014
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    I upgraded my Stock stereo and couldn't be happier. The install kit that was included from Crutchfield had everything I needed with the exception of wire nuts/crimping connectors. The stereo looks great and sounds better. I can use my IPod or just explore the HD stations!
    Pros:
    IPod connectivity,HD stations, Great sound
    Cons:
    A little complicated to use at first
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-X7500HD

    Written By Eric, Minneosta on Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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    Easy to install, sounds nice. This stereo looks a lot nicer then most in its price range, full color display, no cheap crappy plastic. Overall a good unit
    Pros:
    looks, sounds great
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    5 out of 5

    Easy install

    Written By brady2323, Mesa, AZ on Sunday, January 19, 2014
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    Overall - very easy to install. Great sound quality. Easy to use.
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    4 out of 5

    Nice for the Price

    Written By Spencer, Knoxville, TN on Friday, January 17, 2014
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    I got this head unit to replace the factory stereo in my 2003 Toyota Tacoma. As soon as I installed it, it was apparent that it improved the sound quality a great deal. Installation was straight-forward, especially with the Crutchfield manual. If I were judging this stereo strictly on sound quality, it is all that I will ever need. The fine tuning options are sufficient to fine tune your sound unless you're an audio engineer. The appearance does not look stock, which many people like; however, it's not gaudy either. The ability to match that backlighting to the dash prevents it from standing out too much. If I had to complain about this stereo, it's that the scrolling function when interfacing with an iPod is really slow. It seems to take forever to scroll through a list of artists or songs. Also, in order to fine tune the EQ, you have to go into one menu folder, select that EQ preset, back out of that menu, and then enter another menu to change the frequency volumes. Overall, I am satisfied with my purchase, especially for the price.
    Pros:
    Price. Sound Quality. Appearance. Installation time.
    Cons:
    Audio menu format. Scrolling through folders when interfacing with iPod