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Pioneer FH-X820BS

CD receiver

Item # 130X820BS

Pioneer's FH-X820BS CD receiver can make a big change to the view you get when you slip behind the wheel.

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Pioneer's FH-X820BS CD receiver can make a big change to the view you get when you slip behind the wheel.

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About the Pioneer FH-X820BS

Put a statement in your dash

Pioneer's FH-X820BS CD receiver can make a big change to the view you get when you slip behind the wheel. With over 210,000 colors and 10 brightness levels to choose from, you can adjust the look to match your car, your mood, or your style. And when you're in the mood, Pioneer's exclusive MIXTRAX feature adds a light show to your dash as you're listening to your favorite playlists and music files. You'll enjoy a pulsating multi-color display that's synchronized with your tunes, plus DJ-style audio transitions from song to song.

Put a statement in your dash

Pioneer's FH-X820BS CD receiver can make a big change to the view you get when you slip behind the wheel. With over 210,000 colors and 10 brightness levels to choose from, you can adjust the look to match your car, your mood, or your style. And when you're in the mood, Pioneer's exclusive MIXTRAX feature adds a light show to your dash as you're listening to your favorite playlists and music files. You'll enjoy a pulsating multi-color display that's synchronized with your tunes, plus DJ-style audio transitions from song to song.

Pioneer FH-X820BS

The FH-X820BS offers multiple color combinations for the display and controls.

Built-in Bluetooth®

Once you pair your phone, you can answer a call with the push of a button on the receiver, freeing up your hands and letting you concentrate on the drive. Thanks to Bluetooth Wideband Speech, your conversations will be clearer and more distinct, too. The FH-X820BS supports dual phone pairing, so more than one member of the family can enjoy the benefits at the same time. This Pioneer also allows you to stream music wirelessly from compatible devices to the receiver.

Got an iPhone with Siri? This versatile CD receiver supports Siri Eyes Free with your iPhone® through Bluetooth, which means you can ask Siri to make calls, select and play music, compose and hear text messages, read notifications, even use maps and get directions — all commanded by your voice.

Enjoy your favorite tunes

You can plug your iPhone or Android™ phone into the front-panel USB input, then use the receiver's controls to access your music library. If you're a Pandora fan, you can take charge from the receiver when your iPhone® or Android phone is connected, and you create new stations while you're on the go. The FH-X820BS also features App Mode, so you can play and control music from many current music apps when used with an iPhone (via USB connection).

For some extra variety, add a satellite radio tuner (not included, subscription required) and tap into the galaxy of music, news, sports, and talk programs offered by SiriusXM wherever you go. Whatever you're listening to, tailor the soundscape with the 5-band EQ, complete with seven preset EQ curves. The three pairs of preamp outputs let you build a rocking system with external amps and subwoofers.

Want to keep your steering wheel controls?

In most cars, you'll need an adapter to retain those controls with this car stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and radio, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. You'll see the adapters that work with your vehicle when you add this receiver to your cart.

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.

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


Product 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 Bluetooth with dual phone pairing for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • variable color illumination with separate control of display and buttons and 10-level dimmer
    • MIXTRAX for a DJ-inspired audio/visual experience with compatible devices
    • fits double-DIN (4"-tall) dash openings
    • remote control
    Smartphone Features (see Details for info on compatibility with specific smartphones and apps):
    • built in iPod, iPhone, and iPad controls
    • Pandora control through iPhone and Android
    • Siri Eyes Free compatible with iPhone
    • music file playback and control on select Android devices through USB input
    Audio Features:
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs, and USB memory devices
    • Advanced Sound Retriever (ASR) for improved sound quality from compressed music files
    • Easy EQ 5-band equalizer with seven preset tone settings
    • 3-level loudness
    • low-pass and high-pass filters
    • subwoofer level control
    • works with SiriusXM SXV300 tuner—supports new Tune Mix feature
    • inputs: front panel auxiliary and USB inputs
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other Info:

    What's in the box:

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

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    Features & specs

    AUX Input Front
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Front
    USB Port Power ---
    Backup Camera Input No
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control Bluetooth
    Alexa Voice Control
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM 3.0
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen
    Nano 7/6/5/4/3/2/1
    Touch 5/4/3/2/1
    iPhone 6+/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS/3G/2G
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 14 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    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
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS)
    Navigation App Compatible (Android)
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Screen Size ---
    Display Color Variable
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 5
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    FM Sensitivity 11 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    File Playback
    Music File Playback MP3, WMA, WAV
    High-res Playback N
    Second Camera Input Lane Watch N
    The Pioneer FH-X820BS replaces these items:

    Product Research

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

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth 3.0: The FH-X820BS is equipped with built-in Bluetooth (ver. 3.0), allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit.  In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.6 (Hands Free Profile), OPP 1.1 (Object Push 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 FH-X820BS.

    SPP + USB Pairing w/ Guest Mode: With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the FH-X820BS without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings (your phone must also support SSP). Up to 3 Bluetooth-compatible devices can be paired to this head unit.

    • 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.
    • Guest Mode: "Guest Mode" allows you to add and replace a 3rd mobile device instantly to the receiver; Guest Mode is a great feature for a family vehicle with multiple drivers or a driver with multiple devices because it allows users to pair and delete devices easily without a lengthy registration or deletion process.
    • Dual Phone Connect: Once the pairing process is complete, the head unit will automatically connect two phones when in the vehicle to make and receive calls and stream music from both mobile devices.

    Hands-Free Communication (w/ External Mic): The FH-X820BS 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 FH-X820BS provides more natural sound quality and details during wireless calls. The head unit will display the caller's information and an audible ring tone will be heard through your vehicle's speaker during an incoming call. You can manually answer an incoming call or have the unit automatically answer the call. The FH-X820BS allows you to carry on a phone conversation from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone using the head unit's external microphone and your car audio speakers. During a conversation you can adjust the volume, as well as switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode. Using the FH-X820BS, you can dial a phone number in one of the following ways:

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

    Wireless Audio Streaming (w/ Advanced Music Navigation): The Pioneer FH-X820BS 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. In addition to basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat), the FH-X820BS lets you browse your stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, etc. (AVRCP 1.4+ phones only). The head unit will also display your music's song information; such as Artist name and Song/Album title (app must also support). When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call.

    Siri Eyes-Free Control: When paired and connected with an iPhone 4S with Siri via Bluetooth (not USB), the Pioneer FH-X820BS 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 FH-X820BS 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).

    Disc & USB (Android) Playback

    Compatible Discs: The Pioneer FH-X820BS CD receiver supports playback of CD-Audio, CD-R, and CD-RW discs. This unit can play MP3, WMA, and WAV files recorded on CD-R and CD-RW discs

    Front-Panel USB Input (Android Compliant): The CD receiver's front-panel USB (type-A) port allows you to connect a USB Mass Storage Class (MSC) or USB Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) compliant device; such as your Android smartphone or USB thumbdrive. The USB port enables audio playback & control of MP3, WMA, and WAV audio files stored on your portable USB MSC/MTP device through the Pioneer FH-X820BS. 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. In addition, USB devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the CD receiver's USB port (1A) and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    • MSC Playback: The Pioneer FH-X820BS's USB port enables playback & control of MP3/WMA/WAV music files stored on your portable USB MSC device, like your older Android smartphone (w/ OS 2.2+ [Froyo/Gingerbread]) or USB thumbdrive device (up to 32GB) through the head unit.
    • MTP Playback: The FH-X820BS's USB port also enables playback & control of stored MP3/WMA music files on your portable USB MTP device, like your newer Android smartphone (w/ OS 4.0+ [Ice Cream Sandwich/Jelly Bean/KitKat]) through the Pioneer head unit.
    Note: 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.

    MP3/WMA/WAV Playback: The Pioneer FH-X820BS supports the following types of MP3/WMA/WAV files recorded onto CD-R/RW disc or loaded onto a USB MSC/MTP device.

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

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

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

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

    Off Insert/Eject + Auto Off 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. 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.

    iPhone/Aux Integration

    iPod Direct Connection: The Pioneer FH-X820BS's front-panel USB port can be used to connect your Lightning or 30-pin dock connector iPod/iPhone to the head unit. The FH-X820BS supports audio playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of your compatible Apple device.

    • Lightning Connector: If you have a newer iPod/iPhone with the Lightning-connector, you can use Pioneer's Lightning-to-USB cable (130CDIU52, sold separately) or the Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the FH-X820BS.
    • 30-Pin Dock Connector: If you have an older iPod/iPhone with a 30-pin dock connector, you can use Pioneer's dock connector-to-USB cable (130CDIU51, sold separately) or the dock connector-to-USB cable that comes with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the FH-X820BS.
    Note: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position (if your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it).

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

    • Head Unit Mode: From the head unit, you can browse your iPod/iPhone's music library by Artist, Album, Song, Genre, Playlist, Composer, Podcast, or Audiobook. Once you have selected a category, you can search each category alphabetically. In addition, the head unit offers Link Play, which allows you to play songs related to the currently playing song. Link Play lets the head unit create an album list of the currently playing artist, a song list of the currently playing album, or an album list of the currently playing genre. You can also select Random & Repeat functions for a certain song or specific folder. The head unit will display your iPod/iPhone's stored music file information; including Track number, Elapsed playing time, and Song/Artist/Album name. Apple devices w/ iOS 6.0+ will stay unlocked, so you can access music apps; other iPod/iPhone device's clickwheel or touchscreen will be locked during this mode.
    • iPod Mode: 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 and control basic playback functions from the head unit. You will not be able to browse your iPod/iPhone's music by category from the head unit or use Link Play in this mode.
    • App Mode: App mode lets you listen to your favorite music apps from your iPhone (iOS 5.0+) through the Pioneer head unit and your vehicle's speakers. Once you have selected the music app from your iPhone, you'll be able to listen to music from that app through the Pioneer head unit, view song/artist information on the head unit's LCD, and operate basic playback functions such as Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track from the head unit's front-panel control. Not all apps will be compatible with App Mode.

    Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Pioneer FH-X820BS is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of 1/26/2016):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone App Mode Pandora App Artist/Song Text Track Info Phone Audio Siri
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y Y N Y
    3GS 6.1.6 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N Y
    4 7.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4S 9.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C/5S 9.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6+ 9.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y N Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y N Y
    4th 6.1.6 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y N Y
    5th/6th 9.2.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y
    2nd/3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    6th 1.1 PC Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    7th 1.2 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y N Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    video 5th 1.3 Y N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y N Y N N
    2 9.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N N
    3 9.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y N
    4/Air 9.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y N
    mini 9.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    Auxiliary Input: The FH-X820BS is equipped with a front-panel 3.5mm stereo minijack auxiliary input for connecting external components, such as a portable MP3 player. 

    AM/FM+Pandora+SiriusXM Radio

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

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

    Pandora Internet Radio: The free Pandora App (either from iTunes Apps/Google Play) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Pioneer FH-X820BS using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+) or Bluetooth paired Android smartphone. Your Apple iPhone must be connected to the FH-X820BS via the CD-IU51/CD-IU52 Pioneer iPod connector cable or the connector-cable that came with your iPhone. Your Android smartphone must support A2DP/AVRCP/SPP Bluetooth profiles and be paired with the Pioneer receiver. Your iPhone or Android smartphone will also need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. The FH-X820BS provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information.

    • Station List: You can select Pandora stations from your Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z).
    • Shuffle Station List: You can listen to songs played randomly from various stations within your Station List.
    • New Stations + 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.

    SiriusXM Ready: The Pioneer CD receiver is SiriusXM 3.0 Ready, so you can listen to commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment, comedy, news, traffic, weather, and more. Simply connect the SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (220SXV200 or 220SXV300, both sold separately) to the dedicated SiriusXM port on the rear of the head unit and enjoy satellite radio without additional translators or cables. With the SiriusXM Connect tuner you'll have access to more than 175 channels of exclusive programming directly from SiriusXM; check out the most popular SiriusXM subscription packages here. Additional features include:

    • Channel/Category Lists: The Channel List displays a list of all available channels. The Category List displays all available categories and stations within those categories.
    • Song/Artist Information: Displayed Information such as Channel Name, Artist Name, & Song Title can be viewed on the head unit's LCD.
    • Instant Replay & Category Scan: The SiriusXM Instant Replay function lets you pause, rewind, and replay up to 60 minutes of live content from the station that you are currently listening to. During Category Scan, the live broadcast for each channel in the current category plays for six seconds at a time.
    • Presets: You can store up to 18 SiriusXM Satellite Radio Station Presets with special tuning features.
      • TuneStart: TuneStart automatically start songs from the beginning when you tune to one of your preset music channels stored on the current band of presets.
      • TuneScan: TuneScan lets you scan through short previews of songs you may have missed on music channels stored on the current band of presets.
      • TuneMix (SXV300 tuner only): Create a music channel that's a blend of songs made up from the music channels stored on the current band of presets.
    • Parental Control: The SiriusXM Parental Control feature allows you to control access to channels that you consider inappropriate for younger listeners. When enabled, The Parental Control feature requires you to enter a 4-digit passcode to tune to the locked channels.
    Note: A separate SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription is required (operates on the XM Network). However, you can easily add this SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio Discount Plan.

    Audio Section

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

    MOSFET Amplifier: The FH-X820BS 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 FH-X820BS are compliant with the CEA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). These standards were developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and between manufacturers.

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

    6ch/2V Preamp Outputs w/ Sub Control: The Pioneer DEH-X8700BS features three pair of 2.0-volt preamp outputs (Front/Rear/Subwoofer). The unit's front and rear preamp output can be faded (front/rear), while the subwoofer preamp output is non-fading. When using the subwoofer output, you can select the frequency of the low pass filter (50Hz, 63Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, or 125 Hz), select the filter slope (-6/-12dB), select the subwoofer phase (normal/reverse), and the subwoofer gain (+6 to -24).

    Equalizer: The Pioneer FH-X820BS features a Preset & Custom EQ. The built-in equalizer offers 7 preset sound modes (Powerful, Dynamic, Vocal, Natural, Custom 1, Custom 2, and Flat) suitable for the music genre of your choice. The two Custom modes allow you to manually adjust the head unit's 5-band EQ (80Hz, 250Hz, 800Hz, 2.5kHz, 8kHz) from +/-6dB. Custom 1 can be set separately for each source (except for USB/iPod/Pandora); while Custom 2 and the other 5 presets are shared settings used for all sources.

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

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

    Audio Level Settings: The Pioneer FH-X820BS CD receiver offers a variety of audio settings to tailor the bass, treble, and volume level to your preference.

    • Bass Boost The FH-X820BS features a bass boost function which can be used to enhance low-frequency bass sound. The bass boost function can be set between 0-6.
    • Loudness: The Loudness feature compensates for deficiencies in the low and high sound ranges at low volume. You can set the Loudness feature to Low, Mid, High, or Off.
    • Source Level Adjustment (SLA): This function lets you adjust the volume level of each source to prevent radical changes in volume when switching between sources. Settings are based on the volume level of the FM tuner, which remains unchanged. Each source can be independently adjusted from -4dB to +4dB.

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

    Note: The MIXTRAX function does not work in App mode or with the Pandora App for iPod/iPhone, and is not supported by USB MTP devices. The Advanced Sound Retriever function is disabled when MIXTRAX is activated.

    Display Features

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

    Brightness Control: You can manually adjust the brightness (1-10) of the head unit's display to suit your viewing needs. You can also sync the receiver's illumination to the head units' clock or your vehicle's headlights. To dim the receiver's display automatically when the vehicle's headlights are turned on, you'll need to hardwire the orange/white wire of the head unit's harness to your vehicle's parking light circuit.

    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.

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

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

    Remote Control

    Wireless Remote Control: The FH-X820BS comes with an IR wireless remote control. The remote allows you to control the volume, switch between sources, pause playback, skip music tracks, change display info, and answer/end Bluetooth phone call. 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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    Customer Q&A

    39 questions already asked

    2011 Subaru Outback Limited with the Harman Kardon audio system. Does this connect/use the Harmon Kardon amp?
    [ Rick  Sep 26, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ Kenny  Sep 29, 2016 ]  Staff
    Can the unit's power (14 Watts) be used to drive some rear speakers while using the RCA outputs for front and subwoofer? If yes, would the fader feature still function properly?
    [ Kurt  Aug 15, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    This will depend largely on your vehicle. For details on installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on what you will need for an installation and if it will integrate.
    [ Kenny  Aug 15, 2016 ]  Staff
    Can I play mp3's on a cd through this head unit?
    [ Marc  May 25, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    Thanks for your question. Yes, here is the information from the product page details tab: Compatible Discs: The Pioneer FH-X820BS CD receiver supports playback of CD-Audio, CD-R, and CD-RW discs. This unit can play MP3, WMA, and WAV files recorded on CD-R and CD-RW discs. Hope that helps.
    [ Kenny  May 25, 2016 ]  Staff
    can you call with google voice and text with google voice with using your phone on this device?
    [ sambojambo  May 03, 2016 ]
    2 answers
    I can't answer that question but I can tell you that the unit is very hard to almost impossible to see in daylight. The controls are hard to use as well. I am considering replacing the unit.
    [ WILLIAM H  May 05, 2016 ]
    All I saw was that it would incorporate into the steering wheel controls and did have hands free calling with the setup for an Iphone.
    [ Jeff  May 03, 2016 ]
    Does this model have Bluetooth "Guest Mode"? Thanks!
    [ Donal T.  Apr 13, 2016 ]
    3 answers
    No it does not.
    [ Mark  Apr 15, 2016 ]
    I'm not sure guest mode is, but it very easily connects multiple devices through the Bluetooth device list. It's very easy to swap from one device to the other, especially if all the devices have already been paired. It connects to your device almost instantly when getting in the car. The Bluetooth performs better than some factory car stereos with Bluetooth. Go figure.
    [ LaCorey  Apr 15, 2016 ]
    Yes, this model DOES have a bluetooth Guest Bode. But manual does state that if three or more devices are connected (i.e phone, or audio player) that they may not work properly.
    [ Glenn  Apr 15, 2016 ]
    Can my old pioneer xm tuner work with this. The sirius connection is different is there an adapter?
    [ Robert  Apr 09, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    The only tuners that can work with this radio are the SXV300V1 (current model) and the SXV200V1 tuners. I know its not the best of news, but I hope that helps. My Bio:
    [ Paul  Apr 13, 2016 ]  Staff
    does this unit have a bigger display font than the 720 model ?
    [ john  Mar 17, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget.
    [ Kenny  Mar 18, 2016 ]  Staff
    I have a 2015 Subaru STI and my back up camera is a separate screen in the center top of the dash. When buying this it states I'll lose backup camera. Is it just saying that if I was previously viewing backup camera through the stock head unit? Also, what component speakers would work with this unit without buying another amp?
    [ Colton  Mar 13, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ Krissy  Mar 15, 2016 ]  Staff
    Is this unit adaptable for a power antenna? To be specific, a 1992 Firebird.
    [ Ed  Mar 06, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Krissy  Mar 07, 2016 ]  Staff
    When setting illumination, are the color options limited to the several colors offered in the color settings menu, or can you custom-blend the colors to get an exact match? I ask because the red offered is somewhat orange would need to be redder to match my 2004 Audi S4. Thanks.
    [ Michael  Mar 06, 2016 ]
    4 answers
    only stock colors. Cannot mix them
    [ scott  Mar 17, 2016 ]
    In random mode, the colors slowly transition from color to color, so picking the exact shade you want shouldn't be a problem.
    [ LaCorey  Mar 09, 2016 ]
    Hi Michael, I will have to check to make sure, but I believe the colors are set to what they are in the menu. I don't believe you can customize a color. They may have additional reds available though, that the online demo or pictures do not show. I will check with my son (stereo is in his car) and email again. Glenn
    [ Glenn  Mar 09, 2016 ]
    Yes, the color scheme can be customized for each or all colors!
    [ MICHAEL  Mar 09, 2016 ]
    Will the pioneer FH-X820BS work with the shaker 1000 system in a 06 mustang?
    [ Jim  Feb 10, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Kenny  Feb 10, 2016 ]  Staff
    I have a pioner deh1300MP in my car and was wondering are the plugs were compatible or will I need to purchase a new install kit and rewire the new stereo?
    [ Jonathan  Feb 07, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Krissy  Feb 10, 2016 ]  Staff
    My Toyota Camry has a silver toned dash. Does the installation kit come in anything other then black?
    [ wbruno  Jan 06, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    This will depend largely on your vehicle, year, equipment, etc. For details on installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on what is available and what you will need for an installation.
    [ Kenny  Jan 06, 2016 ]  Staff
    how bright is the display? I had a similar product with the LCD display but it would "wash out" in bright sunlight. How does this one do in bright sunlight? Can you still see the display?
    [ Martin  Dec 29, 2015 ]
    3 answers
    Works good for me windows are factory tint, regular vehicle and can adjust it by levels but if a convertible in the bright sun or top off etc. I couldn't answer the question. It is too bright for me at night and have to adjust it down which is easy once you do it about 5 times to get to the steps fast. This is a great stereo head.
    [ Glenn  Jan 01, 2016 ]
    I have had mine for a year and have never had a problem seeing it during the day. This radio has been great for us. Also I was able to customize the colors to match the displays in our car. Everyone thinks that this radio came with the car. I would buy another one in a heart beat!
    [ Tony  Dec 30, 2015 ]
    Depending on the color you choose, it may still present a "wash out" in bright sunlight. I typically do not get when using darker colors in the bright sunlight. I hope this helps answer your question.
    [ Sade Jean  Dec 30, 2015 ]
    Is this unit compatible with the iphone 6s and 6s plus?
    [ Adam  Nov 20, 2015 ]
    7 answers
    yes it is. !!
    [ DOLORES  Nov 20, 2015 ]
    I purchased the system for my wife's vehicle , it works great with iPhone 6
    [ Curtis  Nov 20, 2015 ]
    It is compatible with the iPhone 6 and 6plus as I have both. I doubt there is a difference between the 6 and 6s's connectivity.
    [ Adam  Nov 20, 2015 ]
    If you are refering to the Blutooth...Yes.
    [ David  Nov 20, 2015 ]
    Yes they all work
    [ Mark  Nov 20, 2015 ]
    [ Daniel  Nov 20, 2015 ]
    I have the iPhone 6 and it works fine. I'm assuming it should because the Bluetooth is the same.
    [ James  Nov 20, 2015 ]
    Is this unit compatible with the droid turbo's bluetooth profiles?
    [ Robert  Nov 09, 2015 ]
    2 answers
    Yes as in showing song names if thats what you mean.
    [ Joe  Nov 15, 2015 ]
    I have an HTC One S, works fine with that BT.
    [ danburybri  Nov 13, 2015 ]
    Is the fully compatible with On-Star?
    [ robert  Sep 20, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ Krissy  Sep 20, 2015 ]  Staff
    Can I connect my Ipod to rear of unit somehow for a more permanent connection?
    [ Joshua  Jul 26, 2015 ]
    2 answers
    Nope just a front usb port, but i like is cause it's easy to switch to any usb cord to charge phones
    [ Andrew  Jul 27, 2015 ]
    I don't think you can as the receiver only has an aux connection on the front panel; however, if your iPod has Bluetooth, you can just connect wirelessly! I use the Bluetooth connection from my iPhone and it works perfectly. You can find the pdf of his model online which will show you all the connections for the unit.
    [ E1_Ga11o  Jul 26, 2015 ]
    How well does the hands free Bluetooth feature work for talking with a Ford 7.3L?
    [ Matt  Jul 25, 2015 ]
    4 answers
    The unit itself works very good in Bluetooth mode and is quick to connect to your phone if its compatable. I happen to have a I-phone 5c and have no issues. As far as fitting in your particular vehicle I see no problems installing as long as your Ford accepts double din radios..
    [ NOELIA  Jul 27, 2015 ]
    never had a just works.
    [ randy  Jul 26, 2015 ]
    Excellent no problems callers never question if they hear me or not.
    [ Joe  Jul 25, 2015 ]
    THe Bluetooth works great. I have a mustang gt convertible with full exhaust and intake and I never have an issue with the Bluetooth or speaker. Just make sure the mic is in a good location. Mine is on my steering wheel column.
    [ RICH  Jul 25, 2015 ]
    I'm looking to connect an iPhone5 / iPhone6 to the unit in a 2009 Subaru outback. Typical setup would be USB cable connected to the radio and iPhone to charge the phone. I don't care if the phone is technically connected over USB or bluetooth. I use Waze for GPS navigation. Will the Waze voice interrupt the current source (radio, satellite radio, CD) and be heard over the car speakers?
    [ C  Jun 30, 2015 ]
    3 answers
    I've never used GPS navigation over the stereo & I'm not even sure how to. I'm assuming like a phone call on your phone (mine is HTC Desire 5) you can choose how you'll hear the voice (car stereo, speakers, or phone). When I make a call it usually defaults to the car stereo via bluetooth. I love the stereo so far, didn't even know what I wanted & the Crutchfield guys did!
    [ BRIAN  Jul 06, 2015 ]
    Not sure with waze but my apple maps and google maps does interrupt music when a new waypoint is announced both USB and Bluetooth connections
    [ Frugal  Jul 03, 2015 ]
    When I am listening to music using my iPhone 6 and have the waze app running it will play over the music, then music comes right back on.
    [ Cory  Jul 03, 2015 ]
    Can I use this model to listen to the apple podcast app using Bluetooth on an iPhone 6? Thanks
    [ Matv  Jun 26, 2015 ]
    4 answers
    Hi, I am sorry, I am not an iPhone user so I couldn't really answer your question. I use the the Bluetooth very successfully for all of my calls with my Android phone. I also use a 32G USB for all of my MP3's and haven't had any trouble at all. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
    [ Jennifer  Jul 02, 2015 ]
    With mine once the Bluetooth was connected you play any content on your IPhone or iPod.
    [ IVAN O  Jun 29, 2015 ]
    [ LaCorey  Jun 29, 2015 ]
    Yes iPhone 6 i own and confirm blue tooth works with audio"music". And cell
    [ Randall  Jun 29, 2015 ]
    Will this unit do all blue lighting on the display?
    [ Game  Jun 25, 2015 ]
    4 answers
    Yes, it can be all blue.
    [ Joshua  Jun 26, 2015 ]
    Yes. You can set it to any color display, customize it to your preference, or let it slowly fade through all of its colors.
    [ Jeremy  Jun 26, 2015 ]
    Yes, you can set it to ALL BLUE. Everything you see there as blue in the picture (call that the lower section), can change to numerous available colors and everything you see there as yellow (call that the upper section) can change to the same numerous colors independently of the lower section, or both sections can be set to the same color. Blue if you prefer, or any one of the other colors available. (i.e. Yellow, Blue, Pink, Purple, Dark Green, Light Green, Red, and more). You can also set it to randomly fade from color to different color while the music is playing. It's a pretty cool display! You cannot change any individual button within either the lower or upper sections though. The upper and lower sections can only change as whole sections.
    [ Glenn  Jun 26, 2015 ]
    All blue is an option, as is pink, purple and green, I believe.
    [ Kevin  Jun 26, 2015 ]
    2003 Subaru outback has onstar system. Onstar not currently subscribed. Is it possible to use the built in Onstar microphone with this unit?
    [ David  Jun 18, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ Krissy  Jun 18, 2015 ]  Staff
    I have a 2003 ford sport trac that came with the factory Pioneer 6 disc in dash cd changer and a powered sub-woofer.I have been getting conflicting answers on whether or not I can utilize the factory sub with this head-unit.Has anybody tried to do this?DID IT WORK? Thank you very much for your time. Duane Nickell
    [ Duane  Jun 14, 2015 ]
    2 answers
    There's no reason it shouldn't work. My 2003 Acura TL-S came with a stock Bose subwoofer, and to make it work with this head unit I disconnected the subwoofer controller module that was under the dash, and connected the subwoofer outs on this head unit to the cables the had been connected to the controller module. Then I used the "antenna power" pin-out on the wiring harness to send the "on" signal to the subwoofer when the car is turned on. I would suggest doing some google searching for your specific make and model, and I'm sure you will find more specific, detailed instructions. But it should definitely work.
    [ Joshua  Jun 26, 2015 ]
    We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question.
    [ Jeff  Jun 16, 2015 ]  Staff
    Which type of cable do I need to run my iPod to this system?
    [ Lisa  Jun 14, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Krissy  Jun 14, 2015 ]  Staff
    Is this compatible with Spotify?
    [ Steve  Jun 09, 2015 ]
    3 answers
    You can play the Spotify app by playing Bluetooth from your phone through your car just as you can play any other music app (e.g. iTunes, etc...) or use for phone calls. I do this this all the time but I also have unlimited data on my iPhone. The key to all this is the Bluetooth ability, which works flawlessly on the Pioneer FH-X820BS to my iPhone!
    [ E1_Ga11o  Jun 09, 2015 ]
    [ Marc  Jun 09, 2015 ]
    Iuse the Bluetooth audio mode and it controls play pause next and last for all my media players
    [ Nicholas  Jun 09, 2015 ]
    I am looking for a replacement radio that can display both the clock and music information (song title, tracks and etc...) at the same time, can this radio do that? The sample radio pictures on the site seems to have a permanent clock displayed can any radio owner confirm this? Thanks!
    [ Ken  May 11, 2015 ]
    4 answers
    I do not think it will do both at the same time. Never tried but will when I leave work today. It's been a pretty fun stereo overall.
    [ Jason L.  May 12, 2015 ]
    It will only display one or the other.
    [ Dave  May 12, 2015 ]
    Yes, as an owner, I can confirm that the radio will display both a clock and song information at the same time and both can be customized to some extent.
    [ Jonathan  May 11, 2015 ]
    No. It displays only one thing at a time.
    [ Timberworks Cha  May 11, 2015 ]
    Just wondering, if the unit is SiriusXM ready, do I have to buy an additional adapter if my vehicle already has the satellite antenna or can I use the existing wiring? I have a 2011 Jeep Wrangler
    [ Frank  Mar 15, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Krissy  Mar 18, 2015 ]  Staff
    Does it automatically hook up to xm or do you have to buy something else for it to work?
    [ Antoine  Feb 17, 2015 ]
    4 answers
    No, you need the separate xm tuner. We use Bluetooth from IPhone to listen to music instead of signing up for XM
    [ Paul  Feb 18, 2015 ]
    I really haven't used that feature. I'm sorry. I don't know.
    [ Stephen  Feb 18, 2015 ]
    Needs a XP attachment which you have to purchase separately.
    [ JOHN  Feb 18, 2015 ]
    You have a seperate subscription for xm.
    [ Sade Jean  Feb 18, 2015 ]
    Can you install this unit without the mic? I don't use Bluetooth or voice controls. Also if the unit must be installed with the mic, where does that long wire go?
    [ Cheryl  Feb 06, 2015 ]
    8 answers
    Yes You can install it without the mic. And if you install the mic you can either bundle it up along side the console or run it along the dash and up the front pillar.
    [ JAMES  Feb 07, 2015 ]
    Hey, Its a nice easy to use radio.One of the reason I bought was for the Bluetooth but you don't have to use it if you don't want to,but you may want to. I installed the mic on the (A pillar-between the door and the windshield at the top by the head liner.) If you buy it I am sure you like it.
    [ GARY  Feb 07, 2015 ]
    Cheryl, I installed the unit in my son's car. At first he said he would not use the mike, but I installed it anyway. He now loves it and uses it with his new phone. You do not know when you might need it in the future when perhaps you get a different cell phone. If you do not want the mic to hang out, you could get a 2.5mm Stereo Audio Extension Cable Male to Female and have the female end exposed inside the car to plug the mic in to. Go the the Crutchfield site and look at the back of the unit for the mic placement.
    [ George  Feb 06, 2015 ]
    yes you can install without mic just Rollup and put behind radio
    [ scott  Feb 06, 2015 ]
    yes you can install the unit without the mic, that's how mine is now if you want to install the mic you will need to completely take apart the dash and figure out how to run it up to your visor, that's where you would clip it !!
    [ RYAN  Feb 06, 2015 ]
    The microphone wire uses a smaller version of a 3.5mm audio jack to connect to the back of the unit. So yes you can install the unit without the microphone/microphone wire. but obviously if you were to receive a call through the head unit you will not be able to communicate back through the unit.
    [ Travis  Feb 06, 2015 ]
    If I remember correctly the mic plugs into a jack in the back of the radio. If you have no intentions of ever using the Bluetooth for hands free calling you do not need to install it. I installed this in my wife's car and ran the mic to the inside edge of her instrument panel bezel and just coiled up the extra length and stuffed it behind the radio.
    [ Jeff  Feb 06, 2015 ]
    No, you don't have to use the mic, however, the Bluetooth function will not work. If you choose to install the mic, run the wire behind the dash to the driver side, tuck the wire behind the plastic trim on the windshield post and clip the mic to the sun visor. I recommend taking the extra time and trouble and install the mic.
    [ THOMAS B  Feb 06, 2015 ]
    My 2007 Pontiac G5 GT has steering wheel controls for the stock radio. Would they carry over/work with this unit? Isn't there supposed to be an addition 'adaptation harness' needed for the back to use aftermarket stuff? Can I use the stock satellite radio through this?
    [ David  Jan 29, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Krissy  Jan 30, 2015 ]  Staff
    Every button on my Pioneer FH-X820BS has a distinct feel when you push it except the SRC button. Does anyone else notice this?
    [ Mark K  Jan 27, 2015 ]
    5 answers
    yeah. i kinda notice it too. sometimes it doesn't have that clicking feel.
    [ Adetunji  Feb 13, 2015 ]
    No I have not had any problems with mine.
    [ GARY  Feb 07, 2015 ]
    Haven't noticed it. If it does.
    [ Curtis  Jan 28, 2015 ]
    On my HU, the SRC button does has a very soft 'click', unlike the other buttons that have a more distinct click. I'm not sure if this is a flaw or not, but it doesn't seem to affect functionality at all.
    [ Joshua  Jan 27, 2015 ]
    Buttons all feel the same on our unit.
    [ Mickey  Jan 27, 2015 ]
    Does this stereo have a tracker chip in it for anti-theft purposes?
    [ K  Jan 26, 2015 ]
    3 answers
    [ Daniel  Nov 20, 2015 ]
    Hey I am not sure but don't think it does.
    [ GARY  Feb 07, 2015 ]
    No, not mentioned in owners manual
    [ john  Jan 28, 2015 ]
    Both my wife and I have Samsung Galaxy 5 smartphones. Would this unit be compatible with the Iphone's functionality? Bluetooth, hands-free calling, etc.....
    [ Tool lover  Jan 08, 2015 ]
    7 answers
    mine worked.Only bad thing is that when I connect usb to charge phone and use Bluetooth at the same time keeps saying an error code
    [ Carlos  Jan 12, 2015 ]
    Bluetooth is great plays all my music no problems sounds great. Hands free also very good does not work on USB just for a slow charge.
    [ Joe  Jan 11, 2015 ]
    I bought this as a present for my daughter. She has an Iphone, and it is compatible with it via Bluetooth connectivity with the unit. The kit also includes a wired microphone. Hope this helps.
    [ Paul  Jan 09, 2015 ]
    We use two iPhones (6 and 4s) with this head unit without problems. The Bluetooth works with both phones. As for Samsung phones I can't say as I don't own or use one.
    [ Sylvia  Jan 09, 2015 ]
    I don't know. I have iPhones only.
    [ randy  Jan 09, 2015 ]
    I'm not sure about the IPhones but I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 and I use it daily on bluetooth with the radio. I stream my music from my phone, answer and send calls. It's a great head unit.
    [ Stephen  Jan 09, 2015 ]
    I have the same phone and it works fine.
    [ craig  Jan 09, 2015 ]
    How many rca jacks are on the back of this head unit?
    [ tom  Dec 05, 2014 ]
    7 answers
    Hello Tom, There are six RCA jacks, or three pair on this unit. One pair for each. ( front, rear and subwoofer) I hope it's helps. Gary
    [ Gary  Dec 07, 2014 ]
    There are six rca jacks at rear of unit four low signal outputs and two sub outputs
    [ NOELIA  Dec 06, 2014 ]
    There are 3 sets. Front rear and subwoofer. That's why I opted for this model instead of the 720. I wanted separate subwoofer rca outputs. Most of the models before this one have 2 sets and the rear output rca plugs can be used for the subwoofer if I'm understanding the manual correctly.
    [ Douglas  Dec 06, 2014 ]
    [ Jonathan  Dec 05, 2014 ]
    3 sets. Front, rear, and sub-woofer.
    [ Stephen  Dec 05, 2014 ]
    There are 6 rca jacks: 2 front (L/R), 2 rear (L/R) and 2 subwoofer outputs.
    [ Aleksander  Dec 05, 2014 ]
    Sorry, I have no idea because this was a gift to my son-in-law that my daughter picked out for him. I have forwarded this to her and maybe she can answer.
    [ Jolane  Dec 05, 2014 ]
    Can anyone tell me what the differences between this model and the Pioneer 720BT are?
    [ D  Nov 14, 2014 ]
    3 answers
    The 720 does not have sirius XM capabilities, the 820 does. Also the 720 only has 4 RCA speaker outputs on the back (front and rear speakers) whereas the 820 has 6 RCA speaker outputs (front, rear speakers, and subwoofers). THe 720's rear speaker outputs have a subwoofer setting though, you just can't have subwoofers and rear speakers with the 720 but the 820 you can.
    [ ChrisF  Jul 16, 2015 ]
    The Pioneer model FH-X820BS is Bluetooth and Sirius ready (BS); and the other is just Bluetooth ready (BT).
    [ Jim  Dec 03, 2014 ]
    Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget.
    [ Greg  Nov 15, 2014 ]  Staff

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