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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.

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Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (14 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • 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:

    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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    6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs
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    Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs
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    No
    Video Screen
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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
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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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    HD Radio
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    Built-in
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    iPod Compatibility
    Full size
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    Classic/5Gen
    Nano
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    7/6/5/4/3/2/1
    Touch
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    5/4/3/2/1/
    Mini
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    iPhone
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    5/4S/4/3GS/3G/2G
    Tuner
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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 (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

    At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team — they open the box, verify contents, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.

    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, 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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    4 out of 5

    Great receiver

    Written By Kevin, Wilmington, OH on Tuesday, September 02, 2014
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    It's a great receiver for the money since I bought at sale price. It takes some patience figuring out the buttons. Plenty of audio options. It's a little bright for me at night. But you can turn off the display. Personally I would not pay the full price for the receiver, but at the sale price, it's a great value.
    Pros:
    Custom equalizer, display colors, plenty of options, ability to turn off display at night
    Cons:
    Too bright at night (see pros)
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    5 out of 5

    Great Support

    Written By Han, Irvine, CA on Thursday, August 28, 2014
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    I replaced the factory radio with this one. Crutchfield had a great price on it and they included all the parts I needed to install it. I was hearing pop sound whenever I change source or channel and I was able to narrow down where the problem was by looking at knowledge base on Crutchfield website and confirmed by calling their customer service. They send me ground adapters that are needed to fix the problem. It was my first time installing/replacing car stereo and it was possible because of Crutchfield made it so easy. Keep up the good work, Crutchfield!
    Pros:
    Stereo itself is so so. But, Crutchfield support is really good.
    Cons:
    light is too bright. Makes pop sound when connected to amp without ground adapter.
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    4 out of 5

    Pioneer car stereo

    Written By PattyD, Pocatello, ID on Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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    This is a great stereo for the price. The appearance is pleasant and the sound quality is great.
    Pros:
    Appearance, sound quality and price
    Cons:
    None at this time
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    5 out of 5

    Easy install

    Written By Justin D., Minnesota on Monday, August 25, 2014
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    I bought this to replace my pioneer super tuner 3 35 watts x 4. It sound better, and looks better. With mixtrax it hooks up to my phone and I can play what ever song I want. It took me 30 minuets to wire the harness, 20 minuets to install the radio. This was the first aftermarket radio I put in and it won't be the last one, thanks to Crutchfield for giving everything to put it in so easily.
    Pros:
    Looks, Install time, Sound quality, and Price
    Cons:
    None
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-X7500HD

    Written By Anonymous, Schenectady, NY on Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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    Great Unit. Works well, sounds good, easy to use and the install was a piece of cake!
    Pros:
    Can't beat the price.
    Cons:
    None so far.
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    3 out of 5

    not very user friendly

    Written By sgt, Norman, OK on Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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    Not very user friendly. Like the HD part of the radio.
    Pros:
    Good sound
    Cons:
    Not very user friendly. Hard to program. instructions not very helpful.
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    4 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-X7500HD

    Written By Lorraine, Kenai, AK on Sunday, August 17, 2014
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    It is a nice unit for the price.
    Pros:
    Good sound.
    Cons:
    Small buttons, not user friendly for senior citizens.
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    5 out of 5

    Great features for the money

    Written By Jeff, Port Richey, FL on Tuesday, August 12, 2014
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    Looks great. Easy to use, sounds fantastic
    Pros:
    HD Radio, Display
    Cons:
    No bluetooth, dolphin movie as a display option
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    2 out of 5

    bad design

    Written By Andrew, Ohio on Sunday, August 10, 2014
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    The sound from this is fine. My issues are with the awkward design. The presets are buried under layers of the user interface rather than just having buttons, and with the small text size and terrible glare in daylight, the display is impossible to read in many situations. If these were easier to just pop in and out, I would return and get something else, but this is OK enough that I will just learn to live with it. I plan on putting an anti-glare film for a cell phone on to see if that helps with daytime visibility.
    Pros:
    Good sound, good reception, cheap price
    Cons:
    Clunky, awkward interface design. Very bad glare in daylight.
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    5 out of 5

    Amazing deal, almost perfect!

    Written By Joshua, St. Petersburg, FL on Saturday, August 09, 2014
     
    This deck is awesome! I love HD Radio, the sound quality is insane! Everything works perfectly. This is an incredible deal, look no further than this deck. My only issue with the deck is that the lights are a little too bright at night, even with the dimmer on.
    Pros:
    -HD Radio - CD like sound from the radio and additional stations! -Awesome sound -Looks really cool -Does everything I need it to do.
    Cons:
    -A little too bright at night,
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    5 out of 5

    worked great

    Written By Jetta tdi, Scotch Plains, NJ on Sunday, August 03, 2014
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    Great radio for the $. No complaints. Preset stations a little funky to use but you get the hang of it In a day or so. (& I'm no technical expert)
    Pros:
    Great value. Good sound. Easy install.
    Cons:
    Presets are funky at first, but you can master it in a day or so.
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    5 out of 5

    best stereo out there

    Written By Trotter661, Kansas City, Missouri on Sunday, August 03, 2014
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    Great price, cool graphics
    Pros:
    Awesome sounds, easy to use.
    Cons:
    Had to be professionally installed
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    5 out of 5

    It's great

    Written By woods, brookings sd on Sunday, August 03, 2014
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    Love it. Looks and sounds great. No complaints
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    4 out of 5

    Excellent product!

    Written By Satisfied User, Hawaii on Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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    This CD/MP3 head unit is great for a standalone or amplified system. It's built for an amplified system, since it has 3 pre-amp outputs, which are helpful when connecting to amplifiers by eliminating the need to split output audio signals. The build of the detachable faceplate is of good quality. The built-in and customizable EQ settings, bass booster, and MIXTRAXX all help to provide great sound quality and volume. The audible difference can be heard when adjusting from 0 dB to 2 dB. I can barely hear a difference on other decks when I had +3db or more. Pioneer did not skimp on sound quality!
    Pros:
    Great sound quality and value for the money! Pioneer did it right by including the DJ-like MIXTRAXX feature, which allows for continuous playback of songs. Fast-loading of CDs and auto-detection and playback of USB thumb drives!
    Cons:
    Switching radio and HD radio channels require a little more work with navigating the buttons. The rear USB input cable could be moved to the front, as I rarely use the AUX input port.
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    5 out of 5

    Awesome deck

    Written By Aaron, Afton , WY on Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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    Awesome CD player for a great deal!
    Pros:
    Display, aux input, USB, ease of use! Would for sure buy another one!
    Cons:
    None
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    5 out of 5

    pioneer deh-x7500hd

    Written By tony s., rochester,n.y. on Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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    nice radio, does everything I want it to! I'd buy it again.
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    4 out of 5

    Good For The Price

    Written By Tom, Brunswick, GA on Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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    First off for the price who can really complain. You do get a lot of car stereo for the price. Installation was aided by Crutchfield's tech department since the previous owner had decided to do their own cut and slicing leaving no original adapter to plug into. Thank you. Good overall sound quality and everything works.
    Pros:
    The price and Pioneer tuner.
    Cons:
    Like most today too many gadgets - you have to dig deep to get some basic functions set up. Way too much glare on the face to see the station numbers.
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    5 out of 5

    Big Bang for your buck!

    Written By James, Milton pa on Monday, July 21, 2014
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    This is a great unit. I have found no problems so far. There are many things to like. It sounds great and the controls aren't too bad to use as I had heard a few others comment about. Good features.
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    5 out of 5

    good head unit.

    Written By CaptainK, Appleton, wi on Saturday, July 19, 2014
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    Was looking for a quality CD player, and I've found found it right here with the 7500hd! Yeah buddy!! HD radio is nice. It doesn't have buttons for saved preset radio stations but that doesn't bother me. Easy to scroll through yo. It might bother some. Sweet color configs and overall design.
    Pros:
    Great CD player Two sub outs Great price for 100!!!
    Cons:
    May require additional amp to speakers/sub for optimal sound (goes for any head unit bcs of watt regulations) Wish it had more eq channels, perhaps one for 60 hz(only goes to 100)(wouldn't matter if I had a sub though)
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    4 out of 5

    Good Reciever For The Money

    Written By Ray B, Los Angeles on Friday, July 18, 2014
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    Had stereo shop install this into my 2004 Sequoia. Purchased this to replace JBL head unit and that went south. Also replaced the two front speakers. This radio seems very well built, and the highs are exceptionally crisp and clean. But the low end lacks the "fullness" I got from the old unit - even from the side and rear speakers which I didn't replace. You can adjust the equalization to boost any set of frequencies, and get close to the sound you want, but having been listening to this radio for a week now on a work commute that is an hour each way, I still have not been able to achieve the kind of sound I was looking for. Having said that, it sure is great having access to the HD stations - there are a few that are only on the HD band, and they play lots of music with very few commercials. That may change as HD becomes more popular, but in the meantime, it is a good free alternative to XM. The CDs seem to work fine. It's also nice to be able to plug in my android phone into the aux jack and listen to the music I have on that device. There are lots of controls if you like to fiddle with them. So far, I have had a few problems with the unit recognizing MP4 files on my thumbdrive.. It plays them for a few minutes and then abruptly stops. Have to look into that. If my car were newer and i was expecting to keep it five more years I might be less happy with this purchase. But for a 2004 with 167,000 miles on it, it's a good inexpensive way to take advantage of the HD bandwi
    Pros:
    Receives HD radio signals. Aux jack, CD, Beautiful display. Sharp, crisp highs.
    Cons:
    Sound not as "full" as it might be. Controls not intuitive - big learning curve.
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    4 out of 5

    pioneer deh-7500hd

    Written By tim m., shortsville n.y. on Saturday, July 12, 2014
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    good sound, no preset buttons, a little hard to adjust but overall a good radio
    Pros:
    good sound
    Cons:
    no preset buttons
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer 7500HD

    Written By richarddacat, 37076 on Wednesday, July 09, 2014
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    Being old school and having a 97 model factory radio, this was quite a leap forward. Excellent product and so many features it's taken me a week to learn them all. So glad I did an upgrade.

    Also, Crutchfield has excellent customer service and the YouTube videos are a great help.
    Pros:
    Fun radio to use and listen to.
    Cons:
    None
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    4 out of 5

    Superb sound - low price

    Written By Matthew S, Muncie, IN on Monday, July 07, 2014
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    Initially, upon installation, I found the setup to be a bit confusing after the last 3 Kenwoods I've purchased which had fairly easy menus to navigate - Sounds fantastic with my Alpine amps, Infinity Speakers, Rockford sub! The one major issue I have is that this unit will not play some mp3 files in my library, whether on thumbdrive or disc- they either played very slow or faster - I had to convert them to WMA files which then played flawlessly (my Kenwoods don't have this issue) I do like the display, although it is VERY bright! Wish it dimmed more
    Pros:
    Sound Quality, 4V preouts, Display color choices
    Cons:
    Display is Bright, won't play some mp3 files
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    4 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-X7500 HD

    Written By 911lnv87, McLean, VA on Saturday, July 05, 2014
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    I bought that unit to replace the existing one in my used car, the product look good work good, but the feeling/touch look very cheap as it is all very light plastic that look like it could break. I would have believe that Pioneer wold use better material for their medium to high range product line.

    But the product is nice and has a lot of function the color one is a great one!
    Pros:
    Possibility to change the color
    Cons:
    too much functions
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    5 out of 5

    Corvette stereo

    Written By Hunts4ducks, Kansas on Friday, July 04, 2014
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    Easy install
    Cons:
    No master build sheet for a corvette
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    5 out of 5

    Great features at a great price

    Written By Paul, Mulberry, FL on Wednesday, July 02, 2014
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    Great sounding head unit that does not distort (depending on speakers) at high volume.

    3 sets of RCA outs makes connecting amps a breeze. I have connected a 4 channel and mono block amp with no need for splitters

    The eq settings are great for customizing. Although I keep mine flat all the time.

    Navigating the menu is a little tricky at first. But is easy to get around it.

    It does include a usb cable in the box to connect to the back. Glad I didn't have to buy one separately.

    Best of all. It works perfectly with an iphone 5 and 5s with no problems. Plug the lightning cable to the provided usb cord and it controls the device from the hu. No fumbling with the device while driving.

    Also, all song play at the same volume level from the usb. I don't have to readjust the volume from one track to another.

    For the money I didn't expect a whole lot from it. This is on par with the $450 hu in my other car and has more features.

    Definitely will be buying another one soon for my other car.
    Pros:
    Iphone 5 compatible Great eq customizing Sub crossover and high pass filter can be adjusted from the menu 3 sets of RCA outs Usb cable included in the box Pandora control for ios devices FM tuner is incredible. Best yet.
    Cons:
    None. I cannot find a single thing to nitpick on this unit.
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer

    Written By Stan, Hudson, Florida on Monday, June 30, 2014
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    Am Very happy with my new stereo receiver/cd player, a very good value< and good tech support !
    Pros:
    Crisp sound and lighting, a lot of functions including HD built-in
    Cons:
    small readout on screen, but what do you expect for under 100.00 dollars!
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    5 out of 5

    If you don't need Bluetooth, buy this deck!

    Written By EROK14R, Renton, WA on Monday, June 30, 2014
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    If you don't need Bluetooth, buy this deck. For the money you get a high quality, 4v pre out deck with 6 channels, an awesome display, and tons of features. These decks will sell out soon since Pioneer is discontinuing the model.
    Pros:
    It has everything except Bluetooth
    Cons:
    It doesn't have Bluetooth
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    5 out of 5

    Mr.

    Written By Danny C., Memphis, Tn on Saturday, June 28, 2014
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    Easy installation
    Pros:
    Very good unit
    Cons:
    Programming a little hard
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