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Pioneer DEH-S5120BT

CD receiver

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Pioneer's cool new Smart Sync app

I love playing with the useful features like navigation, smartphone access, and music control that you find in touchscreen multimedia car stereos. Thanks to Pioneer's Smart Sync app, you can enjoy many of these advantages with Pioneer's DEH-S5120BT CD receiver. By using the app with your smartphone, you'll have your nav apps, messages, music, and more on tap through a well-designed interface that puts these features at your command.

Pioneer's cool new Smart Sync app

I love playing with the useful features like navigation, smartphone access, and music control that you find in touchscreen multimedia car stereos. Thanks to Pioneer's Smart Sync app, you can enjoy many of these advantages with Pioneer's DEH-S5120BT CD receiver. By using the app with your smartphone, you'll have your nav apps, messages, music, and more on tap through a well-designed interface that puts these features at your command.

Need directions? One push of a button will link you to apps like Waze or Google Maps that you can control with your voice. Or you can easily check your messages and place a call. Into great sound quality? You can even access a 31-band EQ with Smart Sync. To learn more, head over to www.pioneer-carglobal.com/pss.

Move up to Bluetooth®

Bluetooth has changed car audio for the better, with a collection of features that turns your car stereo into a control center. Once behind the wheel, you'll enjoy instant access to your favorite tunes, music services, and podcasts from your phone — no plugs required. And you can take phone calls without worrying about fumbling for your phone while driving. 

This Pioneer does even more with features like Wide Band Speech Technology, which ensures clear and easy-to-understand conversations — no more shouting at your dash. This stereo will automatically connect to two phones so you can stream or talk with either one when you're in the car. And with a 10-phone memory, it'll support all the phones in your family. Your iPhone® or Android™ even pairs almost automatically when you plug it in via USB for the first time.

Turn on the color

Whenever I buy a new car stereo, I make sure that I can adjust the lighting to match my dash. No problem with Pioneer's DEH-S5120BS CD receiver. You can choose from thousands of colors for the display and controls — you can even choose different colors for each. MIXTRAX adds to the fun by adding transitions between songs along with a light show that pulses and changes color with the beat of the music.

Music from your iPhone or Android

Once your Apple or Android phone's connected to this Pioneer's front-panel USB input, you'll be able to access your playlists with the receiver's controls. You'll enjoy excellent sound quality and you won't have to pick up the phone whenever you want to skip a track. You'll also enjoy control over your favorite Pandora® stations or Spotify on your Android phone or iPhone from this receiver.

Tailor the sound

With Pioneer's potent MOSFET amplifier and 13-band EQ at your disposal, you can be sure you'll hear a big jump in sound quality over your old radio. Three pairs of 4-volt preamp outputs pump out a clean signal for max performance from external amplifiers or a powered sub.

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

Smartphone note: If you're going to use your smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

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Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • MIXTRAX for a DJ-inspired audio/visual experience with compatible devices
    • detachable face with multi-line display
    • variable color illumination with separate control of display and buttons and 10-level illumination dimmer
    • plays FLAC files on USB drives
    Smartphone Features (see Details for info on compatibility):
    • compatible with Pioneer's Smart Sync App for multimedia functionality
      • voice control
      • easy access to navigation, music, and messaging apps
      • extra sound customization options
    • control and charging of Apple and Android devices using the USB connection
    • Pandora and Spotify control with iPhone and Android
    • USB switch lets you charge your phone without activation the USB port as a source
    Audio Features:
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs, and USB memory devices (see Details for full capabilities)
    • Advanced Sound Retriever (ASR) for improved sound quality from compressed music files
    • 13-band equalizer with seven preset tone settings (31 bands through Smart Sync app)
    • 3-level loudness
    • low-pass and high-pass filters
    • subwoofer level control
    Expandability:
    • inputs: front panel auxiliary and USB inputs
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other Info:
    • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (14 watts RMS CTA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • warranty: 1 year
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • MFR # DEH-S5120BT
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    What's in the box:

    • CD receiver (10A fuse)
    • Face (attached)
    • Trim-ring (installed)
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Wiring harness
    • Microphone w/ removable visor clip (attached 9.5' cable terminated by a right-angle male mono 2.5mm connector)
    • Two-sided tape
    • 4 Pan head ISO-mount screws (M5 x 8mm)
    • 4 Flat-head ISO-mount screws (M5 x 9mm)
    • 2 Removal tools
    • Face-fixing screw
    • Owner's Manual (En/Fr/Sp)
    • Limited Warranty Information (US/CA)

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    Crutchfield customer from Beechgrove, TN on 7/16/2019

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    So far I am underwhelmed with this radio. The sound is not as good as the stock radio. The information that comes with the radio is not very good and I had to download the manual to get a better idea of the features. The blue tooth has had to be reset almost every day to use the phone app - which was the primary reason I bought this unit. All in all, so far I would not recommend this unit to anyone who wants to use for hands free phone use. The worst part of the radio is that when the lights are on in my truck the screen is not legible. This is not the only radio I have this problem with but it is a serious fault and really renders the unit useless if you use your lights.

    Pros: Plays CD's, USB port and aux port. It is good for a music player and radio.

    Cons: Screen is impossible to read with the lights on as the screen becomes so dim you can't see it. Screen is hard to read with the lights off and you really need to pull over to make any menu choices. Of course it is a single DIN radio so the screen is small. Phone app is marginal it works OK when it works but seems to lose the blue tooth connection. Perhaps it will get better as I use it but I am not impressed so far.

    Crutchfield response on 7/17/2019
    We're sorry you're disappointed with your receiver. Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team at 1-800-955-9091. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

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    Decent Radio

    Jake from Elkton, VA on 7/13/2019

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    Decent product. I was very happy with the bluetooth capabilities for a few months as I had never had bluetooth audio before. After about 6 months the receiver will not automatically connect and I have to pair it with my phone every time I get in the car. Big inconvenience. EQ adjustments are okay but nothing too fancy. I wouldn't buy this product again but it is an ok radio overall.

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    Crutchfield customer from Parker, CO on 7/11/2019

    2004 Dodge Ram 2500

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    So far I'm pleased. Installed with an amp, subs and MTX speakers. Sound is good. The instructions were difficult related to the amp. The only critique on the gear at this poi t is the dim faceplate.

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    Crutchfield customer from Lockport, NY on 7/1/2019

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    Works great,easy install very pleased with unit.

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    Crutchfield customer from Providence, KY on 7/1/2019

    2004 Dodge Stratus

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    Great radio

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    Crutchfield customer from Shawano, WI on 6/26/2019

    2007 Chevrolet Silverado (New Body Style

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    I read a bunch of reviews pro and con about this radio. I found that some features were difficult to navigate on the unit but became extremely easy when I paired my phine and used the Pioneer Smart Sync app.

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    Crutchfield customer from Binghamton, NY on 6/26/2019

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    The unit works great, easy to install and use. My only knock is when the tops down you can't see the screen.

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    John from Santa Fe, NM on 6/24/2019

    2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

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    Big upgrade over stock. Sound is appreciated, paired with Polk speakers. Shipping was quick. Customer service was great; thanks Ely.

    Pros: Variable colors, Bass adjustment, expandability.

    Cons: None

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    John from Burnet, TX on 6/10/2019

    1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class

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    Very nice unit for the price. Replaced the OEM radio in my '98 CLK320. Fit was a little tight, but installation was easy. most challenging part was routing the microphone cable. The radio pulls in distant signals very well. We live out in the boonies. Used to have to stream the radio station I listen to until I got closer to the city. Not so any more. I like that you can set the illumination so it is not some gaudy light show. The user interface is not exactly intuitive and I still need to figure out some of the features, but radio and phone work like a charm. Not really a fan of the Pioneer Smart Sync AP at this point, as it seems to have trouble connecting, but will have to give that a chance. Overall, I'd recommend this unit.

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    Crutchfield customer from Walnutport, PA on 6/3/2019

    2004 Dodge Dakota

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    I've only had it installed for a few days, but so far I love everything about it.

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    Crutchfield customer from Christiansted, VI on 6/2/2019

    1998 Jeep Wrangler

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    Great stereo at a great price

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    Crutchfield customer from Surprise, AZ on 6/2/2019

    2010 Kia Forte

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    Amazing and works well

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    Crutchfield customer from Rossville, GA on 5/16/2019

    2002 Ford Taurus SE

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    Exactly what I needed and wanted. Setting it up was intuitive and quick.

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    Nice Unit

    Crutchfield customer from Waterford, CT on 5/14/2019

    2010 Ford Ranger

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    Lots of menu options but easy to use. The smart sync app isn't great but you don't need it to use the head unit.

    Pros: Changing colors Ease of use Lots of options

    Cons: Smart sync app isn't great

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    Crutchfield customer from Barnesville, GA on 5/13/2019

    2003 Jeep Wrangler

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    Excellent radio and great sound quality

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    Crutchfield customer from Anaheim, CA on 5/6/2019

    2013 Ford Fiesta

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    This is perfect. It's such a great way to upgrade an older car.

    Pros: Bluetooth automatically connects. Super easy to install.

    Cons: The brightest setting on this is still kinda dim during the day. But mine is in direct sunlight.

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    Terry B from Sanford, NC on 5/1/2019

    1992 Nissan Hardbody

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    Great radio for the price

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    Crutchfield customer from Boca Raton, FL on 4/29/2019

    1995 Ford Bronco

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    Nice product at a good price.

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    Crutchfield customer from Sicklerville, NJ on 4/29/2019

    2005 Honda Civic

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    Super happy so far. I am never disappointed with Pioneer. There are an amazing number of features for such a low priced unit. Bluetooth connects perfectly. The unit sounds great. I have yet do even get into using the phone app with it, I'm not sure I need that much technology for my music. The built in Spotify support is all I need in life. Crutchfield, as always sets the bar for all other retailers. Thank you Crutchfield

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    Good Receiver

    Crutchfield customer from Orlando, FL on 4/29/2019

    2001 BMW M

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    Sounds good and the Bluetooth works great with my phone. As I think others have pointed out, the display is a little on the dim side. I have the button colors set to amber to match the rest of the instrument lights, but I ended up setting the text to white so I could read it better in bright light.

    Pros: Sound is good UI is good Bluetooth connectivity is flawless

    Cons: It would be nice if the display was brighter

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    Radio

    Crutchfield customer from Pine City, MN on 4/29/2019

    2008 Saturn Aura

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    Love it

    Pros: Better sound

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    Crutchfield customer from Quincy, CA on 4/26/2019

    2005 Hyundai Accent

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    It's a great little head unit, the Bluetooth connects fast, and the sound quality is good with a pretty loud built in amp.

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    I do not recommend this unit

    Paul from Charlottesville, VA on 4/25/2019

    2001 BMW Z3

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    This is the most frustrating head unit I've ever attempted to operate. The iPhone app just makes it worse. Almost nothing follows a logical pattern and typical functions (fader) are nearly impossible to find without an owner's manual, which, BTW, does not come with the device. What does is a nearly useless paper with some schematics, picture of the faceplate with a few indicators of what some of the buttons are called (doesn't mean that describes what it actually controls) and that's it. TIP: There is a URL noted on the worthless paper, but that's a dead link. HOWEVER, if you buy this unit (and I do NOT recommend it), log into your Crutchfield account, go to your order, and you'll find a helpful link to an actual Operation Manual for the unit. Apparently, Crutchfield staff in the store don't know about this link as I complained that I didn't get a manual with the unit and they special ordered another copy of the worthless paper mentioned above. Never mentioned the actual Operation Manual is available as a pdf via the online order record.

    Pros: none

    Cons: layout functions app

    Crutchfield response on 4/29/2019
    Paul, we're sorry this receiver didn't work out for you, and that you had trouble getting your Owner's Manual. To help save on costs and protect the environment, many products don't include an owner's manual in the box. Manufacturers either include it on a disc or send you to their website to download it. However, one of our tech support Advisors, Josh, takes the time to scan the manuals for products we carry, so you can access them right from our web site. The first item appearing in the "What's in the box?" section for a product on our site is a link to the owner's manual. You can view it in your browser or download it to your computer.

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    Easy Install & Set-Up

    Crutchfield customer from Longton, KS on 4/16/2019

    2000 Dodge Dakota

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    Everything I needed to put it in , Took only 20 to install and program

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    Crutchfield customer from Gambier, OH on 4/12/2019

    1996 Dodge Ram 3500

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    Excellent sound out of a very affordable reciever. Lots of settings to choose and personalize. Bluetooth connection is crystal clear.

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    Cons: Could improve on how to find the optional remote. Had to dig through the documentation on the website to find it.

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    Crutchfield customer from Bear, DE on 4/10/2019

    2003 Jeep Wrangler

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    Nice stereo easy to install

    Pros: Easy install great sound

    Cons: None

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    Like It!

    Crutchfield customer from Concord, NC on 4/7/2019

    2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

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    Great head unit. No problems thus far

    Pros: App is nice

    Cons: No remote

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    Guest from Florida on 4/6/2019

    2002 Jeep Liberty

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    I just installed this radio and I was more than impressed! The sound quality is better than excellent and the loudness I have to turn down not up. It is more sophisticated than me and I had to call Crutchfield for help twice on the install and how to shut the radio on and off, the SRC button that does not look like a button. The steering wheel pairing was better than expected with the right parts. I was blown away with the Bluetooth connectivity, without wires, for my Pandora lists and the song and artists show up on the radio screen. I still have not figured out how to set my voice control for my library for the Bluetooth phone but when you enter the phone library, all your contacts will appear on the radio and you can select who you wish to call. I will call Crutchfield next week to learn how to set voice recognition so that I can bring up, by voice, selected contacts, Crutchfield help was enjoyable with Wesley and Dan and I will never buy any electronics from anyone else.

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    Crutchfield customer from Clover, SC on 4/5/2019

    1996 Jeep Cherokee

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    Nice radio but really didn't fit my vehicle the way it was suppose to.This radio is very difficult to set up and program,I still don't have it completely set up the way I want it.I think you have to be some type of electronics engineer to get this thing working properly.The radio does sound great with plenty of options, probably more than you will ever need!

    Pros: Great sound plenty of options.

    Cons: Very difficult to set up and program.

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    Crutchfield customer from Salinas, CA on 3/26/2019

    2006 Audi A3

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    Nice little stereo with above average sound

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    Pioneer for the Win!!!

    Crutchfield customer from Parma, OH on 3/20/2019

    2001 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide

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    Very nice display. Very bright. The color changing levels are outrageous. The equalizer settings are outstanding. The different levels I can adjust is just unbelievable. The connectivity with the Bluetooth was fast. Very great product for a very nice price.

    Pros: Equalizer settings! Display. Bang for your buck!!!

    Cons: No remote.

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    Crutchfield customer from Diamondville, WY on 3/19/2019

    1997 Nissan Maxima

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    Got it hooked up and working properly. Sound quality is amazing.

    Pros: Sounds outstanding!!!

    Cons: No remote.

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    Solid Receiver

    Crutchfield customer from Oceanside, CA on 3/18/2019

    2009 Toyota Corolla

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    This unit is packed with features you would expect in a more expensive package. Easy to program and use. Great Bluetooth features!

    Pros: Easy to use

    Cons: None

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    Awesome stereo

    Paul from Missouri on 3/16/2019

    1999 Chevrolet Cavalier

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    Bought this pioneer cd/media player because I wanted flexibility in what I could listen to. Has all that and more, I love the fact I can personalize the ghz and dB level to the front and back...let's just say my wife came out complaining my dog was going nuts in the house with the level I had the stereo at (volume 45 of 62) and I'm 20 feet away pushing 2 factory front door speakers because the 2 new kicker 5 1/4 in the rear deck weren't working at the time. Awesome little pioneer *note* if your rear speakers aren't responding like mine weren't, turn off the stereo, go to menu, select initial and check to see if the rear speakers say SW or FUL, you want it set to FUL if you have rear speakers, enjoy!

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    Timothy from Chesapeak Bch, MD on 3/15/2019

    2007 Dodge Ram 1500

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    Nice product. Easy install. Great sound parameters. Looks good too

    Pros: Great sound! Picks up radio stations better than factory radio

    Cons: Wish it had a simple bass and treble setting in addition to all the other sound options

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    Mason from Mount Airy, MD on 3/14/2019

    2006 Subaru Legacy

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    Works great, sound quality is suburb but seems that sometimes is louder than at other times. Different sound modes work well as well as the dynamic bass. Smart Sync app is a great tool, when it connects that is. Over all great head unit, if recommend ??

    Pros: Great sound, easy install, beautiful and sleek, good features, pretty colors, bright display, usb charging/playback, aux in, clear Bluetooth

    Cons: Occasionally hard to pair phone or find specific settings. Brightness only goes down so low, which can be a little too bright at night sometimes

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    Crutchfield customer from Champlin, MN on 3/14/2019

    1993 Dodge Stealth

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    Well worth the money. The reason for missing star is can't read display on sunny days.

    Pros: Way worth money

    Cons: Can't read display on sunny days.

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    Crutchfield customer from Kissimmee, FL on 3/10/2019

    2005 Jeep Liberty

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    So far so Good. Lots of great features. Awesome.

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    Crutchfield customer from March AFB, CA on 3/4/2019

    2006 Subaru Impreza WRX

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    Nice head unit. Poor design on the rotary knob. Mine was broken out of the box. Crutchfield replaced it no questions asked!

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    Crutchfield customer from Lake Park, GA on 2/27/2019

    2003 Ford F-150

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    AWESOME RADIO. LOVE THE BT CONNECTION FOR SMART PHONE.

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    great sound and features

    Elias from Norwalk, CT on 2/25/2019

    2005 Acura RSX

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    Super easy to install (I opted for the prewired harness) in less than 15 minutes. Stereo has a nice simplified interface and the Pioneer app is nice with those with less than perfect vision. Great value. Only complaint would be that the display, during the day, is not very bright (the phone app is very helpful here). I preferred red illumination to match my dashboard lights, unfortunately, red is probably the dimmest of all the choices. I opted instead to use white which is passable during the bright daytime light.

    Pros: great sound and features

    Cons: display lighting not very good during the day

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    It has tons of sound options.

    Mike from Linden, TN on 2/24/2019

    1992 Chevrolet G Series

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    Very nice radio. It works very well with my iPhone 6 Plus and the hands free worked perfect.

    Pros: Very good value for the price.

    Cons: Can't see any cons.

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    Crutchfield customer from Deming, NM on 2/19/2019

    2000 Honda Civic

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    Works great! Plus it came in earlier.

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    Works and fits NA miata stock harness (if you bend or cut support bar

    GBP from Waterville, ME on 2/18/2019

    1990 Mazda Miata

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    Barely fits in my '90 miata's factory harness. Just had to bend the support bar back to make room for the wiring. The Pioneer MVH would have fit better without having to bend the support bar back, as it isn't as deep but doesn't have a cd slot.

    Pros: Plays via aux jack, antenna FM/am radio, blue tooth and usb. Pioneer app is okay... it works well. You can set the LEDs to match the colour of the rest of your car. EQ is great. Price is decent.

    Cons: Little but too deep but that's because of the cd slot.

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    Crutchfield customer from Clarksville, TN on 2/17/2019

    2001 Dodge Ram

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    Outstanding radio for the price!

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    Crutchfield customer from Sedalia, CO on 2/15/2019

    2005 Toyota Matrix

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    I like the controls. Bluetooth works lovely.

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    EDDIE from Toa Baja, PR on 2/14/2019

    2005 Ford Escape

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    Gave this stereo to my wife on Valentine's day and it was a hit, she loved it. Sounds awesome and her favorite feature is the bluetooth to answer her calls.

    Pros: Great sound and features

    Cons: None

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    Crutchfield customer from Mentor, OH on 2/11/2019

    1993 GMC Sonoma

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    Good unit, doesn't seem to pick up am radio very well,

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    Crutchfield customer from Fife Lake, MI on 2/3/2019

    2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 Class

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    Perfect upgrade from stock. Love the Bluetooth. Once again, crutchfield nailed it on support and product. Thanks

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    "Getting in Tune" 2001 Jeep Wrangler TJ

    Crutchfield customer from North Kingstown, RI on 1/29/2019

    2001 Jeep Wrangler

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    This radio sounds great in my Jeep TJ ! Extremely easy to install thanks to the installation guides by Crutchfield. The Crutchfield power/ speaker adapter harness made it a breeze! Set up instructions from Pioneer have a lot to be desired. Go on-line and download the manual for more complete information on set up.

    Pros: Easy to install Looks great especially with the ability to choose face plate colors Sounds great Bass boost really works

    Cons: Pioneer provider start up instructions are not very good or clear

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    Well-made, great little receiver

    Randy from Lake Havasu City, AZ on 1/27/2019

    2005 Dodge Ram 3500

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    Great little receiver for the money. Simple to install and set-up. I installed this in a buddy's 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 as he wanted Bluetooth capability over the stock deck with his iPhone. There aren't tons of settings so there's much less to navigate through to make a change. Very happy with the purchase and as always Crutchfield makes it effortless.

    Pros: Low cost Simple menu system Everything works exactly as advertised Pioneer Smart Sync App works perfectly with it Well-made unit except for the volume button

    Cons: Main volume button feels a little cheap (had to be critical of something)

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    Fantastic value

    Crutchfield customer from Greenwood, IN on 1/22/2019

    2000 Ford Escort ZX2

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    Amazing features for a steal of a price. Excellent audio controls, support for all the different media options, super easy to install/setup. My only complaint is that some of the display options are a little limited.

    Pros: excellent features, great price, easy to install

    Cons: Display options are a little limted

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    Crutchfield customer from North Las Vegas, NV on 1/22/2019

    2001 Pontiac Firebird

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    The purchase process went smoothly and I recieved my new Pioneer car stereo very quickly as promised. The website is informative and simple to navigate. After entering the information on my car, I was presented with products that were designed to fit my vehicle. Very professional staff with a personal touch. I will definitely recommend Crutchfield to anyone looking for quality sound products backed by experts in the industry! Thank you

    Pros: Excellent customer service!

    Cons: None

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    Crutchfield customer from Dothan, AL on 1/17/2019

    2001 GMC Sierra 1500

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    Had it professionally installed And it works fine. Radio does Everything it's supposeto do.

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    My son loves this radio.

    Richard from Portsmouth, VA on 1/11/2019

    2006 Mercury Mariner

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    I purchased this for my son's Christmas and he's really enjoying it. The radio has great features for the price and was extremely easy to install with the kit provided by Crtuchfield.

    Pros: Packed with a lot of great features for the price.

    Cons: None so far.

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    Crutchfield customer from Markle, IN on 1/10/2019

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    Easy install, amazing sound, simple to set up and use, and incredible support from Crutchfield!

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    Great radio

    Crutchfield customer from Lumberton, TX on 1/10/2019

    2006 Ford F-150

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    We got this for my son 2006 F150. The installation was easy and straightforward. Setting up the radio was pretty easy and connecting it to his phone work. Only issue we had was his phone had an older android op system so it had limited control. As far as the power and the sound of the unit it was very good. One had young man.

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    James from Lemon Grove, CA on 1/8/2019

    1998 Dodge Ram

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    Does exactly what I need. Very simple to use and sounds great.

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    Great radio at a economical price

    Scott from Nampa, ID on 12/30/2018

    1999 Ford Mustang

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    This unit was easy to install and very easy to set up. This unit is a economical unit but does offer a lot for the money. I would recommend to anyone that wants a basic unit that offers Bluetooth handsfree calling or Bluetooth radio via your iTunes account, Pandora or Similar App. Crutchfield shipped very fast and after I have purchased multiple radios and gear from them I would highly recommend them if your looking for equipment for you car or home. I would say you can't go wrong!

    Pros: All the features I needed in a well designed unit

    Cons: None that I have seen

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    Fantastic sound and incredible features

    George from Gilbertsville, PA on 12/30/2018

    1996 Honda Civic

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    A 100 % improvement with new speakers ,front and back. Pioneer radio was so easy to install especially when I also ordered the ready made cable connection from Crutchfield. Radio was very easy to setup and now I can play Pandora from my phone. The changing color illumination adds the final touch.

    Pros: Great price, easy to install, top of the line features and shipping was quick

    Cons: None

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    Crutchfield customer from Vincent, OH on 12/27/2018

    2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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    Very user-friendly interface with many options for the audiophile. Bluetooth connectivity works great.

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    Nice car Stereo

    Justin from Spokane, WA on 12/27/2018

    1999 Toyota Camry Solara

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    Quickly connect to phone on start up and does exactly what you want. Easy integration for hands free use, good power output.

    Pros: Easy to use, quickly connects

    Cons: None to date

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    Crutchfield customer from Hawk Springs, WY on 12/25/2018

    2000 Ford Ranger

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    Easy to install and works as described

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    Very pleased, but setup instructions could be better.

    Crutchfield customer from Xenia, OH on 12/12/2018

    2004 Subaru Forester

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    Once set up it works great. I had to flip the app control from wired to Bluetooth to get things to work the way I wanted, and it's buried in a system sub menu that you can't access from the app even when wired. There were no clear instructions about how to do this. Otherwise it works great and is a huge upgrade from my factory HU. Crazy amounts of customization for sound and appearance. Overall very happy. I don't think you can beat it for the price.

    Pros: Great adjustability for sound and appearance. Drives factory speakers and sub pretty hard. App control and BT work very well once set up correctly.

    Cons: Instructions on setting the app up to run wirelessly wernt clear or couldn't be found. I had to figure it out from the instructions on how to activate the wired mode and work it backward. Once set up was complete NO issues. Exactly what I was wanting and expecting.

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    Crutchfield customer from Camp Verde, AZ on 12/7/2018

    2002 GMC Sierra 1500

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    Stereo is awesome like getting a new smart phone

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    Colorific & Pounding Sound

    Suz from Knoxville, TN on 11/19/2018

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    I love my new Pioneer radio. Is so much fun discovering all it's great features. One of my favorites the different color changes available to choose from or you can let it shuffle though all of them. Can't leave out the GREAT sound it has..... BIG for such a small device. Smart and modernized style. Go watch it's video on the Crutchfield website it's impressive and this Pioneer doesn't disappoint!!

    Pros: Tons

    Cons: None

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    Great product

    Pablo from Belle Glade, FL on 11/17/2018

    2004 Ford F-150

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    Just what I was looking for.not too bulky and all the bells and whistles.

    Pros: Compact

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    Crutchfield customer from Gilbert, AZ on 11/1/2018

    2006 Toyota Corolla

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    Great radio at a great price. Works great and sounds great. Huge improvement over stock radio. 3 RCA outs make it perfect to upgrade your system.

    Pros: Too many to list.

    Cons: None so far.

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    Crutchfield customer from Charlotte, NC on 10/31/2018

    2002 Chevrolet Tahoe

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    Awesome unit, lived up to every expectation.

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    Blake from Georgetown, De on 10/23/2018

    2006 Lincoln LS

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    For the price this head unit is love I love the display with the 4volt pre outs it makes my highs scream and drives my subs crazy I'm satisfied

    Pros: Powerful, good blue tooth connection

    Cons: None

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    More details on the Pioneer DEH-S5120BT

    Stacey B.

    Features & specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input Front
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Front
    Backup Camera Input No
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control Yes
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size No
    Nano No
    Touch No
    iPhone XSMax/XS/XR/X/8+/8/7+/7/6S+/6S
    General
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 14 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) 22 watts
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen No
    Preamp Voltage 4 volts
    Screen Size ---
    Display Color Variable
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 13
    Wireless Remote Optional
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 11 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    High-res Playback FLAC (up to 96kHz)

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    Android & iPhone Integration
    Built-in Bluetooth
    Internet + AM/FM Radio
    Disc/USB/Aux Playback
    Audio Section
    Display & Remote Features

    Android & iPhone Integration

    Pioneer Smart Sync: Pioneer Smart Sync (for Apple iOS 10.3+ and Android OS 5.0+) is an advanced application that links your USB or Bluetooth connected Apple iPhone or Android smartphone to the Pioneer receiver and provides intuitive app-based features and controls. By utilizing more of your smartphone's features, the Pioneer Smart Sync app expands the ability of the Pioneer receiver. With the Pioneer Smart Sync app, you can bring your smartphone's maps, messages, and music together in the car. Pioneer Smart Sync simplifies actions you make inside a vehicle by allowing a variety of applications to be accessed with a single button on the receiver or your voice making them much easier to use (you will still control the inner workings of each compatible application from the touchscreen of your mobile device). Pioneer Smart Sync will not only enhance the quality of your in-car entertainment, it also increases your level of safety. Because Pioneer Smart Sync displays its user interface on your iPhone or Android smartphone, you'll want to mount your smartphone device to your vehicle's dash - check out the list of mobile device mounts (sold separately) in the Accessories Tab.

    • Safe Driving Tools: Pioneer Smart Sync helps ensure your safety by making operation more intuitive through the use of a user-friendly touchscreen interface on your mobile device, one-touch access from your receiver's front-panel controls, voice recognition using the included wired microphone, and hands-free calling.
      • Touchscreen User Interface: The Pioneer Smart Sync provides an intuitive user interface on your Apple iOS or Android device's screen with touchscreen control, along with display of song/artist info (including album art) and text messages. It provides access to compatible music, map and messaging apps; as well as audio settings. It even provides a time & date display, as well as indicates your vehicle's current speed.
      • One-Touch Access: The Pioneer Smart Sync app provides easy one-touch access from the head unit's front-panel or the Pioneer Smart Sync app screen for making it easier to play your music, start a navigation app, have your messages read, and respond to phone calls. The receiver's front-panel "Phone" and "Nav" buttons, along with the rotary knob are used for one-touch access. It lets you easily access many of the apps you use on a daily basis without distracting you from the road.
      • Voice Recognition: You can operate the Pioneer Smart Sync app simply with your voice and the included wired microphone, allowing you to pay full attention to the road while starting navigation, playing music, or opening your phone's address book. Voice recognition is activated by the "Phone" key on the receiver's front-panel and the "mic" icon on the Pioneer Smart Sync interface of your mobile device's touchscreen.
      • Hands-Free Calling: Pioneer Smart Sync helps ensure that phone calls don't get in the way of your driving. Calls can be answered with one press of a button on the receiver's front-panel or the Pioneer Smart Sync interface of your mobile device, while the head unit's front-panel's "Phone" key can also be used to open your phone's address book and make calls.
    • Compatible Apps: Compatible music, map, and messaging apps must be downloaded on your compatible Apple iOS or Android device along with the Pioneer Smart Sync application.
      • Music: Whether it's the music stored on your smartphone or your downloaded music apps, Pioneer Smart Sync allows you to access your favorite music. Compatible music apps include Spotify, Tidal, Pandora, TuneIn, YouTube Music, and SoundCloud. You can also select the receiver's CD players, built-in AM/FM tuner, Aux input as a source. The Pioneer Smart Sync screen on your mobile device provides song/artist information, album art, and station identification (when applicable). It also allows you to browse your device's music library, search content within a compatible music app, control CDplayback, and seek AM/FM stations. Basic playback functions include Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track and Random/Repeat.
      • Maps Pioneer Smart Sync offers one-touch access to your most frequently used navigation app, making it easier for you to plot your trip to your destination. Simply press the "Navigation" button or icon on the head unit's front-panel or the Pioneer Smart Sync apps' screen. Compatible map applications include Google Maps, Apple Maps (iPhone only), Waze, INRIX, and Sygic. The navigation map will display on your mobile device's touchscreen, while audible directions will be heard through your vehicle's speakers. You will need to use the desired navigation app on your compatible mobile device to set your destination. 
      • Messaging: Once you've connected a compatible messaging app to Pioneer Smart Sync, you can always have your messages read out loud through your vehicle's speakers with a press of the rotary knob on the Pioneer receiver or touch of the "Message" icon on the Pioneer Smart Sync app screen. Compatible messaging apps include WhatsApp Messenger, Viber, Hangouts, WeChat, and Line.
    • Sound Customization: In addition to access to the head unit's standard audio settings, the Pioneer Smart Sync gives you the best audio experience in your car through advanced audio settings that can only be found within the app.
      • 31-Band EQ: You can easily change your audio environment just by selecting a preset equalizer curve, adjusting the 31 bands in the curve to create your own custom sound.
      • Live Simulation: Simulate the immediacy of live music with crowd cheers, clapping, and other effects produced with sound field control using your phone's digital sound processor
      • Super Todoroki Sound: Super Todoroki Sound boosts low sounds and automatically adjusts mid- and high-range sounds to add impact and clarity to your audio environment
      • Easy Sound Fit: This one-touch feature lets you customize audio to your car's acoustics in an instant by adjusting speaker output timing.

    Notes:

    • Your iPhone or Android smartphone will also need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, LTE (4G), EDGE, or WiFi.
    • You will need to indicate in the receiver's menu the type of connection you are using for the Pioneer Smart Sync App. Select Wired (USB) or Wireless (Bluetooth).
    • If connecting your Android smartphone via USB, it must be set to AOA 2.0 connection (does not work via an MTP connection).
    • Once you have connected your compatible mobile device, you can activate the Pioneer Smart Sync App by pressing and holding the receiver's rotary knob or by opening up the app on your device.
    • Click here to learn more about Pioneer Smart Sync.

    Android Direct Connect via USB: The Pioneer DEH-S5120BT enables playback of stored music and music apps on select Android devices through its front-panel USB port. There are two types of modes to choose from based on your type of Android smartphone and what content you want to listen to.

    • AOA (Android Open Accessory) 2.0: The Pioneer DEH-S5120BT supports AOA 2.0, which lets you connect your Android smartphone (OS 4.1-7.1.2) to the DEH-S5120BT's front-panel USB port and listen to stored music and select music apps from your Android device through the Pioneer receiver. You'll be able to control basic playback functions such as Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track. By downloading the Pioneer Smart Sync (for Android OS 5.0+), you also be able to view song/artist information and browse your Android smartphone's music library from the head unit's front-panel controls. You can browse your stored music library by Playlist, Artist, Song, Album, or Genre. You'll also still be able to access other functions and applications from your Android smartphone's touchscreen, while listening to music through the head unit. If you make a call or answer a call from your smartphone while listening to music in this mode, the music will pause until you are finished with the call and then start back up again.
    • MTP (Media Transfer Protocol): The DEH-S5120BT also supports MTP for playback & control of stored MP3/WMA music files on your Android (OS 4.0+) device through the Pioneer receiver's front-panel USB port. In this mode, you get basic playback control (like Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track), plus song/artist information on the receiver's LCD screen. During MTP connection, you cannot use your Android smartphone's touchscreen to control music playback and you cannot select music apps from your smartphone for playback. However, you can continue to listen to stored music on your Android smartphone through the head unit while you check your Calendar, Facebook, Texts, etc on your phone. MTP is not compatible with Pioneer Smart Sync.
    Note: Not all Android devices are compatible with AOA 2.0 or MTP, regardless of operating system. Pioneer does not guarantee operation with all Android devices.

    iPhone Direct Connect via USB: The Pioneer DEH-S5120BT supports audio playback of stored music & music apps on your Apple iPhone with Lightning connector, along with control and song/artist information display through its front-panel USB port. You'll need an Apple Certified Lightning-to-USB cable to make connection. From the head unit, you can browse your iPhone's or iPod touch's music library by Artist, Album, Song, Genre, Playlist, Composer, Podcast, or Audiobook (make sure the Pioneer Smart Sync app is installed and open on your Apple device). You can also choose to control music playback and access music apps from your connected iPhone's touchscreen.

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Specific Apps Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPhone Pioneer Smart Sync Spotify Pandora Artist/Song Text Track Info Phone Audio Siri
    iPhone
    5/5C 10.3.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5S/SE 12.1.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6+/6S/6S+ 12.1.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    7/7+/8/8+ 12.1.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    XS-Max/XS/XR/X 12.1.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Notes:
    • Only compatible with Apple iPhone with Lightning connector devices. Not compatible with iPod, iPad, or older 30-pin devices.
    • Apple iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    Mobile Device Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1.5A of current to power and charge your connected Android smartphone or Apple iPhone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position (if your mobile device has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it).

    USB Auto Function: The receiver's "USB Auto" function can be set to ON to enable the head unit to automatically switch to the USB source for playback when a USB-enabled device is connected. If set to OFF, the receiver will not switch sources and simply charge the connected USB device.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth 4.0: The DEH-S5120BT is equipped with built-in Bluetooth 4.0, allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles -

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.6 (Hands Free Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.3 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.5 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Pioneer DEH-S5120BT.

    Multi-Device Pairing w/ Dual Phone Connection: Up to five Bluetooth-compatible devices can be paired to this receiver. You can switch music playback between the five paired devices by simply selecting a song track for playback from a device. You are even able to keep two Bluetooth-enabled phones connected at the same time, so you can make and receive calls from either phone through the head unit. Additional pairing features include -

    • SSP (Simple Secure Pairing): With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the DEH-S5120BT without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings (your phone must also support SSP).
    • USB Pairing for iPhone: You can also pair your Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+) by simply connecting it to the Pioneer head unit via USB and following a single prompt on the head unit's display.

    Hands-Free Communication (w/ External Mic): The DEH-S5120BT supports wireless hands-free communication (HFP/PBAB) for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. And, thanks to the latest Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.6) with wideband speech capability, the DEH-S5120BT provides more natural sound quality and details during wireless calls. The DEH-S5120BT allows you to carry on a phone conversation from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone using the head unit's external microphone and your car audio speakers. During a conversation you can adjust the volume, as well as switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode.

    • Answering A Call: During an incoming call, the head unit will display the caller's information and an audible ring tone will be heard through your vehicle's speaker. You can manually answer an incoming call or have the unit automatically answer the call.
    • Making A Call: Using the DEH-S5120BT, you can dial a phone number in one of the following ways -
      • Phone Book: The phone book in your Bluetooth enabled cellular phone will be transferred automatically when the phone is paired to this unit. After finding the number you want to call in the phone book from the head unit, you can select the entry and make the call.
      • Presets: You can easily store up to six phone numbers as presets for speed dialing.
      • Call Log: The most recent calls dialed, received, and missed are stored in memory. You can browse them and call numbers from these lists.
      • Voice Dialing: When the Pioneer receiver is paired and connected via Bluetooth to an iPhone or Android smartphone with voice recognition, you'll be able to dial a phone number or contact via voice command.

    Wireless Audio Streaming: The Pioneer DEH-S5120BT also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The head unit can stream music stored on your Bluetooth enabled device or music apps you have downloaded on your device. When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call.

    • Music Control: In addition to basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat), the DEH-S5120BT lets you browse your stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, etc. Advanced music browsing is supported by Android 4.0+ smartphones and Apple iPhones 5.0+ (specific advanced functions vary by phone).
    • Song/Artist Info: The head unit will also display song/album/artist information from your Bluetooth device's stored music and select music apps on your device.

    Siri Eyes-Free Control: When paired and connected to an iPhone with Siri via Bluetooth, the Pioneer DEH-S5120BT has the ability to access Siri through its front-panel controls and external microphone. Simply press and hold head unit's phone key to engage Siri and use the included microphone to communicate with Siri. Siri's voice will heard through your vehicle's speakers. All Siri functions including hands-free calling, music search, setting reminders, text-messaging, audible navigation, and more can be done through the DEH-S5120BT and its microphone. You can even ask Siri to get directions to a destination and the turn-by-turn instructions will heard through your vehicle's speakers, while the on-screen map still displays on your iPhone with Siri. The head unit's audio is attenuated while Siri provides audible directions.

    Note: The head unit's front-panel LCD will only display hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the Pioneer CD receiver; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).

    Internet + AM/FM Radio

    Pandora Internet Radio: The free Pandora App (for Apple iOS 10.0+ and Android OS 4.0+) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Pioneer DEH-S5120BT using your USB or Bluetooth connected Apple iPhone, or Bluetooth connected Android smartphone. Your iPhone or Android smartphone will also need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, LTE (4G), EDGE, or WiFi. The DEH-S5120BT provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information.

    • Station List w/ Shuffle: You can select Pandora stations from your Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z). You can also listen to songs played randomly from various stations within your Station List.
    • New Stations + Delete: New stations can be created based on the current songs or artists playing. You can also delete a station from your Pandora station list.
    • 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.

    Spotify Online Music Service: The free Spotify music app (for Apple iOS 10.0+ and Android OS 4.0+) lets you play music from the Spotify music service through the Pioneer DEH-S5120BT using your USB or Bluetooth connected Apple iPhone, or Bluetooth connected Android smartphone. You can play, pause and skip tracks, browse playlists, albums and radio stations through the Pioneer receiver's front-panel controls. You also get song/artist information on the unit's front-panel LCD. Access to the Spotify service will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or Android device to connect to the Internet. If you are a Spotify Premium user (requires a monthly paid subscription), you can enjoy ad-free, high quality music even when there is no internet connection.

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

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

    Disc/USB/Aux Playback

    Compatible Discs: The Pioneer DEH-S5120BT CD receiver supports playback of CD-Audio, CD-R, and CD-RW discs. This unit can play MP3, WMA, AAC, and WAV files recorded on CD-R and CD-RW discs.

    • Off Insert/Eject + Auto Power On: 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.

    USB MSC Playback: In addition to Apple and Android device connectivity, the CD receiver's front-panel USB-A 2.0 port allows you to connect a USB Mass Storage Class (MSC) device, such as a USB thumbdrive (up to 32GB). The USB port enables audio playback & control of MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, and WAV audio files stored on your portable USB MSC device through the Pioneer DEH-S5120BT. Basic playback controls included Play/Pause, FW/RW, Previous/Next Track, and Random/Repeat. Song/artist information such as track, artist, and album name will also be displayed on the head unit.

    • USB Auto Switch: The receiver also includes the USB Auto Switch feature, so when a device is connected via USB you have the option to choose whether the receiver uses the phone as a source, or just charges the device.
    • USB Charging: USB devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the CD receiver's USB ports (max. 1.5A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.
    Note: Not compatible with USB hubs and card readers.

    Audio File Compatibility: The Pioneer DEH-S5120BT supports the following types of MP3, WMA, AAC, & WAV files loaded onto a USB MSC device.

    Media Type CD (-R/RW) USB (AOA/MTP/MSC)
    File System ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, Romeo FAT 12/16/32
    Playable File Types MP3: bit rate of 8-320kbps w/ sampling frequency of 8-48kHz
    WMA:
    bit rate of 48-320kbps w/ sampling frequency of 32, 44.1, 48kHz
    AAC: bit rate of 16-320kbps w/ sampling frequency of 11.025-48kHz
    WAV: bit rate of 8/16-bit w/ sampling frequency of 16-48kHz
    MP3: bit rate of 8-320kbps w/ sampling frequency of 8-48kHz
    WMA:
    bit rate of 48-320kbps w/ sampling frequency of 32, 44.1, 48kHz
    AAC: bit rate of 16-320kbps w/ sampling frequency of 11.025-48kHz
    WAV: bit rate of 8/16-bit w/ sampling frequency of 16-48kHz (not supported by MTP)FLAC: bit rate of 8/16/24-bit w/ sampling frequency of 8-96kHz (not supported by MTP)

     

    Maximum # of Folders/Files 99 folders/999 files 1,500 folders/15,000 files
    Tags ID3 tags (ver.1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA/AAC/FLAC tags

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

    Song/Artist Information: During music playback, the unit displays any recorded metadata information; including artist, song, and album name.

    Playback Controls: The Pioneer CD receiver provides basic operations like Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track, and Repeat/Random for disc and USB device playback.

    Auxiliary Input: The DEH-S5120BT is equipped with a front-panel 3.5mm stereo minijack auxiliary input for connecting external audio sources, such as a portable digital audio player.

    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-S5120BT 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.

    • CTA2006 Specs: 14 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Continuous Power Output: 22 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 50Hz-15kHz, 5% THD)
    • Maximum Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels
    Note: The power specifications for the DEH-S5120BT are compliant with the CTA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). These standards were developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and between manufacturers.

    4V/6CH Preamp Outputs + Sub Control: The Pioneer DEH-S5120BT 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. The in-dash receiver lets you adjust the subwoofer preamp output's phase (normal/reverse) and volume (+10 to -24).

    Built-In Crossovers: The Pioneer DEH-S5120BT is equipped with high and low pass crossovers to suit your type of speaker configuration.

    • High-Pass Filter: When you don't want low-frequency sound to be heard through your front or rear speakers, you can simply active the head unit's HPF (high pass filter). By activating the HPF, only frequencies higher than those in the selected range are output from the front or rear speakers. The high pass filter crossover can be set to 25, 31.5, 40, 50, 63, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, or 250 Hz. The slope level of the HPF can also be adjusted to -6, -12, -18, or -24 dB.
    • Low-Pass Filter: When using the head unit's subwoofer output, you can activate the head unit's low-pass crossover and choose the low pass filter frequency and slope. The low pass filter crossover can be set to 25, 31.5, 40, 50, 63, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, or 250 Hz. The slope level of the HPF can also be adjusted to -6, -12, -18, -24, or -36 dB.

    EEQ (Easy EQ) w/ 13-Band Graphic EQ: There are seven stored equalizer curves which you can easily recall at any time. You can choose from - Powerful, Natural, Vocal, Super Bass, Flat, Custom 1, or Custom 2. The Custom 1 and Custom 2 EQ modes allow you to manually adjust the level (+/- 12dB) of each band of the head unit's 13-band graphic equalizer (50, 80, 125, 200, 315, 500, 800, 1.25k, 2k, 3.15k, 5k, 8k, and 12.5k Hz).

    Listening Position, Time Alignment, & Speaker Level Adjustment: For a better sound-stage you can select your optimal listening position. You can choose from All, Front Left, Front Right, or Front. You can also select to manually fine tune the sound stage, using Digital Time Alignment (DTA) by selecting the distance (0-140") for each individual speaker in the vehicle compared to your listening position. You can then adjust each speaker and sub channel independently from -24 to +10 to best even out the sound in your vehicle.

    Bass Management: The Pioneer receiver offers Bass Management through its D.Bass and Loudness feature. D.Bass boosts the bas level dynamically to offer an effect as if a subwoofer was added to the system. D.Bass can be set to High, Low, or Off. The Loudness function compensates for deficiencies in the low- and high-frequency ranges at low volume. You can set the Loudness to High, Mid, Low, or Off.

    Advanced Sound Retriever: The Advanced Sound Retriever automatically enhances compressed audio and restores the original richness of the recording. When the Advanced Sound Retriever is on, the high frequency range is compensated to match the frequency response curve to the original sound. There are two available levels of the Advanced Sound Retriever effect.

    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 unit's FM volume level, which remains unchanged. Each source can be independently adjusted from -4 dB to +4 dB.

    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 3 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 & USB MSC 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 is not compatible with Android or the Pandora app.

    Beep Tone: A beep tone can be heard when a button is pressed on the head unit's front-panel to confirm operation. This feature can be turned On or Off.

    Display & Remote Features

    Detachable Face Security: The Pioneer DEH-S5120BT CD receiver features detachable face security. No face case is included with this unit. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can be purchased for this unit. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face non-detachable, if desired.

    2-Line LCD: The Pioneer DEH-S5120BT features a 2-line LCD screen with the choice of English, Spanish, or French text.

    • Brightness & Dimmer Control: You can manually adjust the brightness (1-10) of the head unit's display & button illumination to suit your viewing needs. You can also sync the receiver's display & button illumination to the head units' clock.
    • Clock Display: You can select between the receiver's clock display or source display. Pressing and holding the "SRC/OFF" button turns off the head unit's audio output, but the clock display and button illumination remains on (you can then press the "DISP" button to turn off all illumination).

    Variable Illumination: The DEH-S5120BT CD receiver offers customizable illumination and Pioneer's MIXTRAX illumination.

    • Color Customization: Color Customization lets you match the receiver's illumination to your 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 12 preset colors, customize an illumination color (by adjusting Red/Blue/Green brightness levels), or scan through a variety of colors.
    • MIXTRAX Illumination: MIXTRAX features a club-style illumination that enhances the mood with a dynamic dance club-like lighting effect. As MIXTRAX begins, lights start pulsing to the beat of the music, adding an extra level of entertainment. You can choose different 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.

    Optional IR Remote: The DEH-S5120BT supports Pioneer's CD-R510 IR remote control for wireless operation of the in-dash CD receiver.

    Steering Wheel Control Input: The head unit features a 3.5mm steering wheel 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).

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    Customer Q&A

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    Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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    features and price, and previous experience with Pioneer head units [ Sanford  Jul 12, 2019 ]
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    I needed a single DIN 6 preamp output stereo for the cabin of my power yacht. [ Randall  Jun 15, 2019 ]
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    Nice features, good brand. Does not look like it will be some sort of light show. Bluetooth Streaming and hands free calling. [ John  Jun 04, 2019 ]
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    For the features. All my stereos are Pioneer. [ Edward  Mar 06, 2019 ]
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    Value for the money, quality product. [ Jesus  Mar 02, 2019 ]
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    features, price, compatibility with my choice of media [ Dan  Feb 25, 2019 ]
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    Excellent reviews, power to rock my speakers, low price was a bonus although I would have spent more to find the right unit. [ Mike  Feb 11, 2019 ]
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    Pioneer is a well know brand for many years.. And they always had good quality stereo and speakers for a decent price... [ Gabriel Ancheta  Feb 04, 2019 ]
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    Bluetooth and I hope it's a good radio. [ Michael  Jan 30, 2019 ]
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    Simple but basic "essential" features. Both Andriod and Iphone compatible, have both phones need both features. [ jason  Jan 19, 2019 ]
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    research [ Duncan  Dec 27, 2018 ]
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    I wanted a single din, 6 channel, BT, CD, Hands free calling, and aux capability. Not to mention I'm kind of bias twards Pioneer. [ Darrell  Dec 24, 2018 ]
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    Reviews, features, color changing options and Pioneer smart sync app. [ Anthony  Dec 17, 2018 ]
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    Good reviews and one model up. [ Scott  Dec 15, 2018 ]
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    Liked the features [ Robert  Dec 12, 2018 ]
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    Features [ Russell  Dec 07, 2018 ]
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    Brand. CD function plus desired BT [ Brian  Dec 07, 2018 ]
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    Simplicity and looks [ Jason  Dec 05, 2018 ]
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    Great price!! 4-volt pre-out's, BT and all the other goodies....Great reviews also. Research was all done on Crutchfield because they know their stuff. Why shop anywhere else for high end electronics? [ Andrew  Nov 02, 2018 ]
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    1 question already asked

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    I bought it an not even thinking if it will go in my car... 2007 Scion TC... will it work?
    [ Easton.97  Nov 16, 2018 ]
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    Sorry not sure I put it in my my 98 Chevy Silverado came with kit to fit there tech department was great getting contact again with the amps and radio I need to replace a speaker I know better lol
    [ DeWayne   Nov 18, 2018 ]
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    If you enter the car specs into the crutchfield website it looks like it will fit.
    [ Salvatore  Nov 17, 2018 ]
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    If you look it will say discount installation gear they will give you a kit and harness for free
    [ Blake  Nov 17, 2018 ]
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    It should work in any car, the scion is a big deck I believe, you'll need a faceplate most likely to complete the look.
    [ mauricio  Nov 16, 2018 ]
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    Easton, I own a Volvo 850, so I can only take a guess. If you have the correct installation accessorie dash mounting kit it most likely will. This can also be purchased from Crutchfield. They can also give you the answer to your question, along with Pioneer.
    [ Steven  Nov 16, 2018 ]
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    You need a full din radio a single din will not work because they only make a Iso mount for that car the base and spec type Tc
    [ LAVANT  Nov 16, 2018 ]

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