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Overview

Our take on the Dual XHD6425

Dual's XHD6425 CD receiver provides an amazing variety of listening choices. For starters, a built-in HD Radio tuner lets you enjoy the improved AM/FM sound quality and increased programming choices offered by free HD Radio broadcasts.

Dual's XHD6425 CD receiver provides an amazing variety of listening choices. For starters, a built-in HD Radio tuner lets you enjoy the improved AM/FM sound quality and increased programming choices offered by free HD Radio broadcasts.

Playback options
This versatile receiver also makes it easy to play your entire music collection. You'll find a convenient front-panel USB input, perfect for connecting thumb drives or many portable music players. The CD drive plays your favorite MP3 or WMA files, so you can load a disc with multiple albums or playlists and hit the road. A front-panel auxiliary input bats cleanup, providing a convenient place to plug in your portable player or a Dock & Play satellite radio.

Power and tone
Versatility doesn't count for much if the music doesn't sound good. No problems here — the built-in amplifier boasts plenty of power, and five selectable EQ curves alter the sound with the touch of a button. The two sets of preamp outputs allow plenty of options if you're considering adding an amp or powered subwoofer.

Optional Bluetooth
Have a Bluetooth phone? Add the optional Bluetooth module and you'll be able to answer and place calls using the receiver's front panel controls.

Product Highlights:

    General features
    • CD receiver with built-in amplifier (17 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs, including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA music files
    • HD Radio tuner built in, receives multicasting content (where available)
    • detachable face
    • remote control
    Audio features
    • 5 preset EQ settings
    Expandability
    • compatible with Dual Bluetooth adapter
    • inputs: front-panel USB and auxiliary inputs (USB input not compatible with iPod®)
    • outputs: two sets of preamp outputs
    Other info

    I bought this radio for my son's 1997 Toyota Camry. It gave "new life" to my son's car and to its speakers. My son loves the flexibility that it offers through it USB and 3.5 mini din.

    Captain Nieves, Oviedo, FL

    What's in the Box:

    • AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA receiver with 10-amp fuse and two transport screws installed in the chassis
    • Sleeve
    • Face
    • Hard plastic face case
    • Trim ring
    • Wiring harness (has one set of preamp outputs)
    • XHD6425 wireless remote control
    • CR2032 Lithium battery
    • Rear stud bolt (installed)
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • 1 Metal support strap
    • 4 Counter-sunk ISO-mount machine screws
    • 4 Pan-head ISO-mount machine screws
    • 3/4" Bolt with nut attached
    • 5/8" Bolt with flat and split lock washers and nut attached
    • Star lock washer
    • Face-fixing screw
    • Self-adhesive Dual logo badge
    • Installation/Owner's Manual (English)
    • Installation/Owner's Manual (French)
    Reviews

    Dual XHD6425 Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (300 Reviews)

    Great feature to start. Terrible durability. No customer service.

    jed from New Jersey on 10/9/2015

    I have had 2 of the DualAV XHD6425 stereos and 2 additional face plates. I specifically chose these units because of the features. HD Radio, CD / MP3, USB, bluetooth hands free and streaming. It is a great unit, when it is new, for however long that lasts. After a year or so the buttons start doing things that are supposed to be assigned to other buttons. Irritating and frustrating. After a few more months the buttons were so unreliable, especially the main buttons around the volume knob, I purchased another face plate on eBay. That lasted a few months, then it started doing the same thing. The second unit had similar problems. I recently swapped it out of a previous car and into a newly acquired car. I purchased another face plate from a different online retailer. The face plate was super clean on the outside. Functionally the face plate has several buttons that do not work at all. And the main buttons around the volume knob never do what you need. There are some tasks you cannot do, the buttons won't allow it. I have contacted customer service at DualAV on several occasions, when it first happened and when I purchased the new face plates. I have never received a reply of any kind. None at all. Do not purchase DualAV products. The low purchase price will be long forgotten when the unit turns into an irritating paper weight in the middle of your vehicle. HD radios are difficult to find, but don't settle for a DualAV unit. They have zero customer service. Their products have no durability.

    Pros: Great list of features.

    Cons: ZERO customer service. Severe failure rate. Buttons that don't work. Buttons that do things they should not do and don't do what they should do. Intense irritation and frustration for the user. Do NOT Buy DualAV anything.

    Lasted less than 6 years

    Geo. C from California on 1/23/2015

    1995 Nissan Maxima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    After 13 years - Replaced the original in my 1995 Nissan Maxima with this Dual model in 2008. It work for a while then the button started getting flaky. They are sealed buttons - a good thing, which means there is no way to clean them or spray them - that's a bad thing. Another year went by and the unit started losing all programming. Then it would not tune to the middle portions of the tuner's freq bands. So, after 6 years - I pulled it out and started over with a Kenwood KDC-X599. Much better quality. Certainly better functionality, at least for now.

    Pros: Good functions to begin with. Good looks. More inputs than the original equipment.

    Cons: Just didn't last all that long. 6 years doesn't seem like a long time for a unit like this.

    High quality at low cost

    Captain Nieves from Oviedo, FL on 1/28/2013

    1998 Toyota Camry LE
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this radio for my son's 1997 Toyota Camry. It gave "new life" to my son's car and to its speakers. My son loves the flexibility that it offers through it USB and 3.5 mini din.

    Pros: The radio has worked perfectly for over two years, the sound is great, even with old factory speakers, has "extended" connection, such as USB and 3.5 aux din, has HD built-in, etc. Bluetooth available through Crutchfield (even after being discontinued!)

    Cons: None that I can think of.

    Dual XHD6425

    stang from iowa on 1/23/2012

    1994 Dodge Ram 2500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good stereo for the money

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    Anonymous from greer s.c. on 1/23/2012

    2000 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    great product and very good sound

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    Anonymous from Ohio on 1/22/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    For the price and function what a deal. Bluetooth works great,sound quality through factory speakers better than factory unit. Plenty of ins and outs. Volume control a little short, hard to turn for bigger fingers, HD Radio kicks in and out from analog to digital, would not be so bad but there is a slight delay between signals sounds like a skip

    Pros: Price and function

    Cons: ergonomics

    The best

    Elpacha from Boston. MA on 1/22/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    So far for the money it's perfect

    Pros: Very easy to used

    Cons: None

    Dual XHD6425

    Anonymous from orange ct on 1/21/2012

    1994 Chevrolet G Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I love the HD channels. I get music I never got before and the signal is pretty good around here. All I listen to is hd now,. You do need a good antenna and I was wondering if a booster would work for the really distant stations.

    Pros: Way better radio with features my out set didn't have so I am happy.

    Cons: HD signal has to be strong. I get good signal around here but when I travel you can't expect the best signal. Really upset that after I put it in i eanted to buy another and they had no more in stock. Discontinued them?

    Dual XHD6425

    Anonymous from lewisville tx on 1/21/2012

    2001 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good. Product

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    Great unit for the money

    Bob from Waukegan, IL on 1/21/2012

    2007 Suzuki SX4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am very happy with the money I had to spend that I chose this receiver. The HD radio is a great feature on such a low cost unit. Love the front AUX and USB inputs

    Pros: Low cost and easy to use. Very nice features and functions.

    Cons: No way to turn off HD radio. When using USB and then deciding what I want to see on the display it does not store my choice forever, have to reset everytime I start car.

    Great features and quality for the price!

    Dan from Orlando, Fl. on 6/21/2010

    1974 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is the best deal for the money! Dual makes the only unit with all the features I was looking for in a head unit. I installed this in my Vintage Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Convertible. After installation, I tested all the features, but could not get the USB port to read my 1GB flash drive. I talked to some Computer friends, and found out My flash drive was USB 1.1, Not USB 2.0. I got a 8GB USB 2.0 flash drive and the Reciever worked like a charm! I am very happy with this purchase. I have been recomending Crutchfield.com to my customers at work as a great source for Quality Electronics. I would definitely buy from here again!

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    great radio

    full T. from chicago on 6/16/2010

    1993 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    i got this radio and finally got around to putting it in. it is very well priced and works great. the hd radio is amazing and i love the usb input.

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    Great Dual XHD6425

    Rodney from Otto, WY on 6/2/2010

    1992 Subaru Legacy
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I've had this car reciever for a few weeks now....i havent had any problems yet. i absolutely love this thing. the buttons feel a little funny when you push them, but i can live with it. 200 watts is a huge step from my 80 watt factory stereo. it was very easy to install. Crutchfield sent everything that i needed. Very good head unit for the very low price...if you want a very nice but affordable car reciever, i definately recommend this one.

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    Good for the money

    David from Lakeville, MA on 5/25/2010

    1997 Toyota Camry LE
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy installation and good sound. The only issue seems that the power coming into the radio has some noise so that you can hear a noise/ sound when you speed up or slow down. Was told to purchase another part to solve the issue, had purchased an Aiwa radio from crutchfield which did not have this issue unfortunately that one died and that is why I purchsed this model. All in all this is a good radio for the price.

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    Great Upgrade from previous aftermarket Radio

    Anonymous from Miami, Florida on 5/17/2010

    1999 Honda CRV
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have a 1999 Honda CR-V that came with a factory cassette deck. Several years ago I replaced the factory radio with an Pioneer CD/Radio that was better than the factory but did not support MP3 and newer formats. The Pioneer radio was having problems and I wanted to replace it. My car is old so I did not want to spend a fortune and I saw this HD radio and several friends recommended Dual saying they were underrated. I got the radio and mounting kit and wiring harness for a great price, including shipping. My previous aftermarket radio was installed by a national electoronics store. For years my AC adapter in front never worked but I made no connection with my radio install. First off the instructions were crystal clear. I am mechanically inclinded and this was a snap. I spent the night before soldering the wiring harness and using heat shrink tubing. I could have used wingnuts but I wanted that "clean" look. It took me an hour to install and I found out that the guy who installed my radio had unplugged the AC adapter outlet and the cigarette tray light and had NOT plugged them back in. It was tough for me because I have big hands but I did a more prefessional installation than they did. Everything on the instructions is where they said it was. The radio is great. I am enjoying "hidden" HD channels. I listen to a lot of different music and the sound quality across the spectrum is great. Worth the price.

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    good value but with quality issues

    Anonymous from los angeles, ca on 5/15/2010

    2001 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The features and price point of this head unit can't be beat but it had issues that I couldn't deal with and I had to return it. First, the display is too reflective. I had problems reading it in the daytime and this is dangerous while driving. Second, the signal to noise ratio at 80 dBA is equivalent to "hiss" on cassette tapes. There was also an interference issue that created an audible whine from the speakers. I'm not sure what caused it but the factory receiver did not have this problem.

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    Love it

    lee from Seattle, WA on 5/14/2010

    1998 Volvo S70 GLT
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Best upgrade to my car along w/ bluetooth speakerphone. Easy installation. Great sound. Features galore.

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    slick install

    Anonymous from Peacham, VT on 5/3/2010

    2005 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Once again, bravo to Crutchfield Team for great installation kit and phone support. The unit is great, especially for the price! It is hard to tell how great it will sound as I have not installed the speakers, amp and subs yet and am playing through standard yukky speakers. But features are nice and Crutchfield kit and instructions top notch. I had never bought a Dual unit, but many online sites seem to give them excellent reviews and I don't think Crutchfield would be pushing them if they weren't decent units.

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    There are better options

    Craig from Ohio on 4/25/2010

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought a 6425 for my car and it was great except that no matter how many songs I put on a USB drive, it only played about 40. I called Dual and they said to return it so they could replace it. As it turned out there was nothing wrong with the unit. Dual tech support had no idea how their unit worked. You had to put music files on the USB drive like data and not with Windows Media Player. The subfiles exceeded the capacity of the unit. The replacement they sent me has horrible HD radio reception. The local HD stations keep cutting in and out even when the car is not moving! My wife just replaced the 6425 in her car becasue the display went blank and the volume control went haywire. She replaced it with a Sony and the HD reception is great. I will be making the same move soon.

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    Great product so far

    Gary from Bloomsburg, PA on 4/25/2010

    1996 Dodge Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Recently purchased this receiver for my 1996 Dodge Ram truck. Still had the original receiver unit installed and it was to the point of non-functional...Searched the Cruhtfield site and found this Dual XHD-6425 unit. It has the features I was most interested in ( Aux & USB) for a fair price that I was willing to pay. The installation was quite easy with the Crutchfield installation package, everthing was included for mounting (except for wire crimps). Complete installation took a few hours and looks great. The standard radio function is fine, but points to my need to also replace some speakers...The HD radio has limited use in my rural area; looking forward to a drive to an area which offers HD stations to check out this feature. The Aux jack works great with my iPod shuffle. Haven't yet used the USB connection. Overall quite satisfied so far...

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    great HD radio and sound, better than Sony for the price

    Riley from Phoenix, Arizona on 4/24/2010

    This was first installed in a Buick Regal and then changed into a Toyota Solara. I like most everything about the unit. The only cons are that sometimes I can't read the display because of the glare from the shiny display plastic or from the sun washing out the blue digital display (I think that this will happen with any unit unless it has an LCD display). Also, I think the power to the power antenna should only activate it to go up when the radio is on and not when the DVD player is on. The power antenna goes up as soon as you turn the unit on and stays up all the time until you turn it off. I have the Bluetooth module installed and it works well. No complaints other than the price was 40% of the unit's price. I love the remote, the presets are normal, 5 for each band, 3 FM bands and 2 AM bands, power is plenty, and this unit has many features. HD radio is nice and sounds better than regular radio and gives many more channels to choose. I shopped locally and the only units with built-in HD tuners cost much more, especially Sony's, which I did not think was worth paying twice the price of this unit for.

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    Good Sounds

    Ornery from Colorado on 4/14/2010

    2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I really like the sound from this unit. Bought to replace my factory radio. The HD is nice becasue there are hidden HD stations. It was fairly easy to install but there was some soldering for the interface harness (GM door open alarm). One thing I noticed is that certain stations will "skip" if you get in a weak reception area. It reminds you of a CD skipping. I guess there must be a delay in the broadcast of HD stations. The othere thing is I wish the Volume control knob stuck out farther, it's a bit low profile and not as easy to adjust as I would like.

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    Great stereo for the money!

    Mick from Elsmere, KY on 4/13/2010

    2004 Pontiac Vibe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Well lit display, great sound, great features. What else can I say.

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    Dan from Tampa, FL on 3/22/2010

    2000 Mazda Miata
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I ordered the radio and received it 2 days later by standard delivery. I was already impressed. I had no installation problems what so ever. I was concerned because I had read many blogs on the Miata.net site about guys having problems with the replacement of the Bose system with a non Bose system and I had never installed a radio before. It was a breeze. Everything worked the first time. I have had the unit installed just a few weeks but have really enjoyed the HD radio and the usb input the most.

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    Bill from Cincinnati Ohio on 3/21/2010

    1994 Mazda Miata
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I ordered this from Crutchfield on 3/3/2010 at about 6 pm. The car stereo was on my door step when I got home from work on 3/5/2010. Talk about fast service. I had the stereo installed the next morning in about 2 hrs. The Crutchfield supplied wiring harness made installing a breeze. I had a little problem with the mounting kit, but I was able to get it to work. The HD radio is the reason I bought this model, and it works well. The only problem with digital signals is going through tunnels, under bridges, etc. You will lose the signal, instead of an analog signal just fading. I've had it installed for over two weeks now and am very happy with the extra radio stations this unit receives.

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    Deck was basically DOA..

    Will from Idaho on 3/17/2010

    1985 Cadillac DeVille
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Having never purchased a brand new reciever before, I was reluctant to spend even $100 on a brand I wasn't familiar with, but felt that everyone deserves a fair shot. I wish I had trusted my gut! I got this unit and struggled with it from the start. After installation It powered up and appeared to work correctly. After about 15 minutes of play the unit would lock up no matter if on the radio or inputs. I couldn't determine if it was overheating, or what. After 15 mins the deck would become completely unresponsive, even when pushing power on the deck, or remote. Even after I had removed the faceplate THE DECK STILL CONTINUED PLAYING. After I turned the key to the off position, the lights on the deck remained lit, but music no longer played. After the reciever was unresponsive I'd have to reset the deck, then it would only work when it wanted to, and for less than 15 mins. It did have great sound and features for the price, but I'm not gonna deal with Dual again. I'm going back to Sony and Pioneer. Yikes. Sent back and ordered the Sony MEX-BT2800. Also, I did check all the voltages and everything going to the deck from the car and found nothing out of the ordinary. I assume I just got a bad deck due to the number of great reviews on this product. Don't let this discourage you. It had a great sound to it. I was pretty impressed! Too bad it didn't work. :-/

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    dave from Texas on 2/2/2010

    i own the Dual XDM6400BT bought it about 1 1/2 years ago, it still works perfectly, no issues of any kind. The difference between my stereo and this model (Dual XHD6425) is the HD radio, for the price of DUAL's, they're well worth it!!!!

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    Don't discount poor reviews

    Tom from CA on 1/29/2010

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I really haven't had any problems with items I have purchased. And I have never given a review, good or bad. I have owned it since Oct 2008. However, my Dual unit mode switch has stopped working as of yesterday. The USB and AUX options are no longer available. CD and Radio still work but what I liked was the USB and AUX options. This Christmas I nearly invested in the BTC60 adapter. I haven't decided if I want to keep it or change brands. I am not likely to replace it with a new unit by DUAL. I called DUAL for out of warranty service providers and there are none. So if you still want to buy the unit you may want to purchase an extended warranty.

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    HD Receiver is not good

    Manik from San Diego, CA - 92126 on 1/14/2010

    2002 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The HD receiver is too finicky. It looses reception even with a slight change in driving altitude or entering/leaving a car port with front and back sides open. Since, I'm driving in San Diego with quite a bit of undulating terrain the HD radio volume never stays the same, it goes higher, lower, sharper, mild etc., It's really irritating. But the USB input and MP3 CD player is working well for the past month that I have used in 02 Camry. May be OK for the price I paid.

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    After 30 years...

    Barry from Albuquerque, NM on 12/12/2009

    2002 Honda CRV EX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I got about 18 months out of the XHD6425. Last week, the output just went totally quiet... in any mode. Took it out of the dash and heard something rattling inside. Turns out a tiny internal screw came loose. I speculate that it shorted something out as it rolled around at the bottom of the unit and main PC board. Since the repair will cost a substantial amount of the retail price, I asked Crutchfield for a deal on a replacement unit. I asked for just a replacement head, no wiring harness, no mounting kit, no instructions... Crutchfield denied my request. I've been a loyal Crutchfield customer for over 30 years. My first car stereo install was an 8-track into a '74 Capri. Yes, the unit is out of warranty, but you would think Crutchfield would offer up some wee token deal. Guess it's time to move on...

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    Steven from Gatesville, TX on 11/16/2009

    2000 Hyundai Elantra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    What a great device! The sound is great and the features are too. The initial set-up and the optional items were very easy to perfrom. The manual is well written and the remote control is a really neat component that I wasn't sure I would use in the car, but it is just right for a shirt pocket while comuting to work and makes it easy to control the receiver while not destracting your control of the car. I received a call the other day and used the mute feature instead of needing to turn the receiver down or off while talking and with a push of a button I resumed right where I left off. Speaking of that, the MP3 song will pick right up after you turn off the car and restart as well as continuing the play instead of going to the start of the tracks.

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    Nice in-dash set - I really like that USB port!

    Andy from Kensington, MD on 10/2/2009

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I subtracted a star only because even tho I can easily reach the faceplate in my car, the controls are a little difficult to read (day or night) and manipulate. This means that it is easier to use the remote, which seems a little silly to me. But, it sounds great for the use I put it to,which involves two kinds of driving. First, tooling around the WashDC 'burbs listening to the HD radio, which is great until I get amongst the tall buildings and then the HD might cut in and out - not really the fault of the unit. But I often drive out to West Virginia near the U.S. Radio Quiet Zone (look that up if you don't know what it is!) and I can pretty much forget about ANY radio reception. There, on the more rural roads the USB feature is great - with no moving parts to skip! The same goes for the speedhumps (no, that wasn't a typo!) that are proliferating in the burbs. With the equivalent of a 40-60 CD changer on each thumb drive I have with me, I seldom bother with CDs (audio or MP3) anymore. Some have complained about "loading time" for USB drives. With 4GB, 8Gb or even 16GB drives, I have not experienced any serious delay. The biggest challenge is organizing one's music (or audiobooks) on each drive, but that's something to do back at the computer. There are one odd thing about the USB feauture. It will play one's "folders" in the order in which they are copied to the thumb drive - NOT in alpha- numeric order. HUH?!?

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    Quality Control & Customer Service...

    Andy from Tri-Cities, WA on 9/9/2009

    2003 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    After using this stereo for around six months, the CD player stopped reading CDs of any kind. No problem, these things are bound to happen occasionally. I contacted Dual about it and received no response. Contacted them again, and again no response. I contacted Crutchfield, and they were great handling the return on Dual's behalf. The new stereo went in and worked great... for about 4 months. Then the volume knob started to "spin free" without making any adjustment to the volume. This time I went straight to Crutchfield for warranty support (still within my year of warranty). My third stereo is on the way now and I hope it lasts longer than the first two. It was installed in my wife's 2003 Camry, so it isn't being subjected to any sort of adverse conditions, and while it can get hot here in eastern Washington, there are certainly hotter places it could be in operation. If I hadn't also installed the blue-tooth adapter, I would be looking for another brand, but I sort of locked myself in to the Dual brand by buying it, so I just hope this third unit is a charm...

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    Brad from Bartlesville, OK on 9/7/2009

    1993 Dodge Dakota
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a sweet product. I never heard HD Radio till I got this installed and it was worth buying. It is just like listening to a CD over the airwaves. Crystal clear, no static whatsoever !!! This unit is very easy to setup and use. I just bought a mp3 player for 50 bucks and it plugs directly into the USB port on the front of this receiver and it is so simple to use. The CD Next and Previous buttons change the songs on the MP3 player so you dont have to look at the mp3 player to actually use it. I am so glad I bought this receiver and I strongly recommend it to anyone who is interested in this unit. Have a nice Day, BRAD

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    1031982 from Chicago suburb, IL on 8/17/2009

    2001 Honda CRV
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I had this radio professionally installed, and I can honestly say I really like it. I got it for the HD signal, front auxiliary input, and easy tuning. When I am in range of HD signals, it's extremely clear. Regular analog radio signals are good as well, but they were better on the previous radio. Not by much, but to me it's noticeable. The auxiliary input is solid, and is crystal clear as expected. The simple audio tuning (Base, treble, balance, fader) made this very easy to fine tune, and the pre-set equalizers corrected anything else. But if you use an equalizer settings, it sets the base and treble settings back to default. For the price and features, I find it to be an extremely good easy to sue radio. The only issue I have is that it does not read scratched disks well. I have a CD that can be read in any other player I put it in, but this radio skips multiple songs and has some trouble loading it. But I am not going to use the CD-player to much, so it doesn't bother me.

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    Has this happen to anyone else?

    Chris from Apopka Florida on 7/2/2009

    2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this unit back in Feb. of this yr. It worked great until a couple of days ago. I had my brother make me a CD-RW, but when i went to put the CD in the CD player it read loading and then eject with an error code of Error-02. But if I play with it long enough it will eventually start reading it, But at first I thought it was just the type of CD but now when I go to put in a regular CD in it wont even read it. So up till now it was a really good Unit, but i also have a really good speaker system and when i turn my bass up (when my CD player worked) it would skip. So I would still rate it high.

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    Not Bad but.......

    Lee from Michigan on 5/12/2009

    1997 Nissan Hardbody
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this stereo for the UTSB and Aux input. The power and sound is okay, has a nice faceplate. A few things I don't like compared to my JVC in my family sedan. 1. Only has bass and treble controls. Not many choices in sound customization. At this price, i'd expect at least a 3-band EQ. 2. after putting in a disc or thumbdrive, it will not revert back to the time clock automatically. Just shows the elapsed time of the song. have to push "display" button twice to get back to the clock. very irritating. I will end up uninstalling this out of my truck and give to my sister and purchase a JVC or Pioneer with all the same inputs but with better sound customization and time clock always on.

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    Great at the Price

    John U from Seal Beach, CA on 4/30/2009

    2007 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was looking for a receiver that would give me a digital input. I ddi not buy it primarily for the HD. But the HD is becoming one of the nicest features of the receiver. I live about 35 miles from most of the LA FM transmitters. In the time that I have had it, listening to HD and HD-2 I have experienced only one digital signal droput. For those who posted that sensitvity is not all that great, I have not had that problem. But be sure sensitivity is set to 'DX'. I plugged a flash drive into the front panel USB input (nice feature) and it came right up. A good feature is the abilty to randomly play all the tracks in all the folders on the drive. The CD player also came right up when I put an MP3 disk in. Sound quality is a giant step above the factory installed unit that came out. A great receiver with lots of features for a really nice price

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    Excellent Value & Quality

    saul from Los Angeles, Ca on 4/29/2009

    2001 Dodge Neon
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product! PROS Offers more features for your dollar than similar radios costing much more. Bluetooth - Great for cellphone use clear both ways and easy to pair with my Tmobile shadow. It will also accept streaming wireless music from my cellphone to my car radio. Bluetooth a must have! USB - Don't have music on your cellphone to send via bluetooth to car radio? No problem the USB feature is easy to use just plug in. HD Radio - Want better reception with fuzzy FM signals. Auxiliary Plug - Want to have your sons protable DVD movie heard in the back speakers of your car or your IPOD. Just use the Aux plug in front of the radio. CONS Buttons are very small but easily solve using the wireless device that comes with the radio. HD radio will bounce between FM and HD making it annoying. But heck it the signal is bad in FM and HD just change the channel.

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    Great Radio, Awesome sound

    medman25 from Springfield, Ohio on 4/25/2009

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This was a real easy install on a dodge dakota. The radio works great, is easy to set up and the sound is awesome. I did not think I would use the USB port, however I have used it a couple of times now. I like that fact that I can listen to the songs on the mp3 player while also charging it. With all the free stuff you get with it, you just can't beat the deal. Then add in the Crutchfield support, you simply won't be able to do better. The radio has all the high end ones have at a big box store price, lol. It looks factory installed after getting the install kit.

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    Good deal for the price.

    David from St. Louis, MO on 4/22/2009

    2002 Saturn L200
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Like several people have already said, the price is difficult to beat with all this unit has to offer. I have a Saturn L200 and the installation went very smooth. My experience so far... The HD radio works pretty well. I love having the new stations. The CD works great, but I wish the "skip track" buttons were bigger. I've had a few problems with the USB port. I have an older iPod (iPod photo), and it isn't playing the files on my device... It just makes a huge playlist. I don't know what the problem is but I hope I can figure it out. Because the USB port doesn't allow you to use the iPod controls, it's nice to have the AUX port. Overall I'm very happy with my unit. The Crutchfield service was great.

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    Worth the Money

    Jeremy from Franklin, MA on 4/18/2009

    2007 Dodge Caliber
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The stereo works great and it was well worth the money. It's awesome having the Aux jack right in the front for my Sirius receiver. The one problem is the capacity of the USB port. If your like me and you have a pocket drive with a lot of music (I have about 60 gb), don't expect to just plug it in and go. The stereo can't handle more than 127 folders, so essentially I had to spend about a week extracting all the songs from their folders. Even doing that though, I am within the 40,000 maximum files allowed and the stereo still has a serious problem reading my drive. I've also tried converting everything from wma to mp3 and still have not had success. I guess I'm going to have to pony up the cash for a 120 gb Zune (seeing as the stereo can't read AAC files off an ipod. Overall it was worth it though. A significant upgrade from my factory deck.

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    Great Stereo, HD radio is a major plus

    Mark from Lutz, FL on 4/16/2009

    2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Cheapest stereo with built in HD radio tuner. HD radio sounds great, no static and major improvement on sound quality for both AM and FM. Simulcast broadcasting is a very nice feature.

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    Dual XHD6425

    Harold from La Feria, Tx on 4/13/2009

    The stero works great, along with the bluetooth adapter makes a good combination. The stero puts that extra umph in my ride. The USB is awesome, I feel like im a portable DJ.

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    Nice budget HD radio

    Matthew from Avon, IN on 4/10/2009

    1998 Ford Econoline
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Every thing works well. Remote is really nice (I generally find remotes in the car to be a silly "show-off" item). Charging from the USB is really nice. Did not purchase the bluetooth adapter so I don't know about that part. Only two real complaints... the buttons are a bit tough to easily navigate due to their small size and close proximity and the screen does not scroll through artist - title - station - frequency. You can pick any one of those or use the clock.

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    Dual XHD6425

    Scott from Indiana on 4/8/2009

    1999 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I got this to replace the stock radio in my 1999 F-150 (the tape player had stopped working). The HD tuner works well and gets the staions I listen to in town. The HD enables me to pick up stations I couldn't get before. The remote is nice to have since I can change staions or modes without taking my eyes off the road. The CD player works very well and the USB has been great to have. I haven't used the AUX port yet. All in all, a good value for the price paid. The wiring harness and installtion kit fit perfectly and it looks good in my truck.

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    Dual XHD6425

    Dave from Kansas on 4/7/2009

    2002 Nissan Frontier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this radio for my Nisan Frontier hoping to improve the sound and the reception because I live in a rural area. The quality of the radio is good but the reception is poor. It has a very good fm sensitivity rating but performs worse than the factory radio that I had. If it wasn't so much work, I would probably put the factory radio back in because I have to manually tune in stations, the seek will not work for the stations that I listen to. The bottom line is that it hasn't been a good experience for me.

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    Great Radio and features

    RichManFL from Port Charlotte, FL on 4/7/2009

    2004 Toyota Matrix
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    After buying this radio for my Toyota Matrix, I was surprised that the setup of the radio and installation was effortless. The included kit was a piece of cake, and the instructions clear and concise. Now that the unit has been in the car for 4 months, I can say that everything works well with the exception of very weak AM reception. I have tried to listen to sports broadcasts, and get little luck. My factory radio was much better, but the HD radio and the MP3 and USB features make this unit rock. I have even used my MP3 with 30GB of music.... and it works like a dream! NOTE: the USB is not capable of charging your unit which is attached, so that is another downfall.... but no biggie!!!

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    Great head unit for the price. HD is awesome

    sprinkler268 from St. Louis, MO on 4/4/2009

    1998 Lincoln Navigator
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Gets a thousand stations, but doesn't get the one station that i listen to(the point). USB in the face is great. Works great with my ipod or even a thumb drive. The only bad thing was the dash kit that crutchfield sent with it didn't fit in my dash, had to do some cutting of the dash to make it work. Other than that everything was fine.

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    Great radio for the price

    Brad from Detroit, MI on 3/25/2009

    I am very happy with this radio, the install was easy and took about 1 hour total time. The only concerns I have are the buttons are small and I need to steady my hand on the dash to turn the volume knob with any control. If you are considering the optional BTM60 Bluetooth adapter, I would look at the Dual XHD7714 with built in Bluetooth for about the same price as this model with the adapter. Overall very happy with this radio, I love the HD tuner.

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    Dual XHD6425

    Raul from Fort Worth, TX on 3/24/2009

    1995 Dodge Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    WoW... Buttons are a little small but for the money it's a good deal. I use the remote more than the buttons on the face plate

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    Dual XHD6425

    Steven from Western NY on 3/17/2009

    1997 Subaru Legacy Outback
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I purchased this to replace the stock stereo in my '97 Outback. I was very impressed with the great easy to follow instructions and the included wiring harness. This was my first time replacing a car stereo and in all it took me about an hour and a half - that's including the harness connection soldering time. As for the stereo itself, it was a great buy. The sound is excellent and it picks up local HD stations very well - especially considering that most the stations I listen to are 30-40 miles from where I live. It may drop HD signal occasionally, but that's to be expected in this area. I love the MP3 input and use it a lot. It does take a bit for it to index a new flash drive but once it does there's only a small initial delay. I find the remote a nice addition as well - greatly reduces fumbling with the stereo while driving. The buttons on the remote are also a bit bigger making it much easier to control the stereo. The only thing I wish were different is the fact that you have to alternate display settings for station info or track settings. I'd hoped it would be more of a streaming information setup. Definitely not a deal breaker though.

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    Dual XHD6425

    idkyplayer from Carpentersville IL. on 3/17/2009

    2002 Ford Econoline
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this unit dual xhd6425 a week ago and install into my for truck this radio receiver is great with usb and cd but when you use a regular radio its horrible it has to be a hd to get a descent station so I call the crutchfield and support me they saying it might have been the factory defect so I made an exchange with their help I'm so happy thx so much cruthchfield more their technical support is awesome u guys know what you doing keep it up peace you.

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    A satisfying experience and bang for the buck!

    Dan from Detroit, Michigan on 3/10/2009

    2005 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Purchased this unit to replace the factory premium radio (not an audiophile) on a 2005 Ford F-150 based upon the many positive reviews. After installing it and a pair of Polk db571's, I was not sure whether I would like the looks of the blue colored buttons and white dot matrix display since the dash illumination is a lime green, but after having used it for the last three weeks, I've come to accept it due to the positive features of this inexpensive unit. If you're looking for a good HD radio, you won't find another at or near this price point. However, I don't like the fact that when you're tuned to an HD station, you must manually push the Display button to show the different informational data being transmitted such as; Artist's Name, Song Title, Station Call Letters, Frequency and Time. It would be ideal if the unit would continuosly cycle or step through the above rather than lock into only one piece of information at a time. Also, as other reviewers said, the buttons are small but usable. In addition, the sound output is much better when you leave the Loudness function "on" for all volume settings. Most of the HD signals in the greater metropolitan Detroit area are strong enough to stay locked in when you're 30 miles out or so, however, as they get weak, they do drop out. Annoying, but not that annoying to make or break a purchasing decision. If it gets too bad, simply insert a CD or thumb drive. You'll be impressed!

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    Dual XHD6425

    Javier from Bay Area, CA on 3/5/2009

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very easy to install in my '05 Altima did it in just under 2 hrs. The kit makes a perfect fit and it looks great in my car. HD sounds good in the Bay Area. When you tune to your fav station its standard at first, then it takes about 2-3 seconds to find the HD signal. Once it finds it, you can switch between HD1 and HD2. Aux input works good. Haven't tried the USB yet. Havent tried all the functions yet, but so far a STEAL for the features it has.

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    no complaints here

    Tony from Marlborough, MA on 2/28/2009

    2009 Nissan Versa
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    First off, this is my first purchase of any type of Dual product. This is a brand I've always considered only a step above that awful big box brand of electronics, but I was sold on the array of product features. I have to say all the reviews on this product are accurate, and it is worth repeating a few things: The controls on this thing are not particularly intuitive; the buttons are very small and hard to read if you need reading glasses like I do but can't drive with them on; the remote control is pointless unless a passenger wants to use it. Having said that, I consider the XHD6425 a benchmark for all car stereos under $150 because of its high utility. HD radio has to be heard to be believed. The USB input, meanwhile, coupled with an 8MB thumb drive, gives me access to almost 2,000 mp3s that I had no problem moving from my computer. I put a CD into the unit just to see what it sounds like, but I probably will never use it again. I cannot stress the benefit of the HD tuner enough, though. You can save 18 FM stations, but there are clearly more HD stations worth listening to in the Boston area than that. Regarding the price: I've seen this unit advertised for less, but Crutchfield threw in all the installation hardware for free, which I needed for my 2009 Nissan Versa. P.S., don't forget to ground the black wire, LOL.

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    Do not buy!!!!! HORRIBLE TUNER!!!!

    Jason from Austin, TX on 2/27/2009

    You get tons of features for the price with this reciever....the only problem is that most of the features don't work well at all!!!! So where do I start....how about the worst thing first. 1. The tuner on this radio is HORRIBLE!!! I live near Austin, TX and have never had any problem picking up radio stations. This one barely picked up 1. And yes I did have it installed correctly. Also if the radio did pick up an HD station it would fade in and out from HD to analog....so annoying. When it did pick up an hd station (which was rarely) the sound was good. DO NOT BUY THIS RECIEVER IF YOU EVER PLAN TO LISTEN TO THE RADIO. YOU WILL BE DISAPPOINTED!!!!! 2. There is a HUGE difference in volume from the cd to the radio. You will probably blow your speakers if you are not careful. 3. cd or mp3 disks would sometimes lose its place. Its not that bad when you are listening to a regular cd, but when you are listening to mp3 and you're on track 95 out of 180 it's a pain. 4. It takes forever to start reading a burned disk of mp3s. It took over a minute for me one time. I rarely ever write reviews about products, but I felt compelled to after having such a negative experience with this one. Stick to the major name brands. I ended going with the JVC KD-r200. The radio works great and everything preforms as expected.

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    Nice

    RAUDAA from detroit on 2/22/2009

    I bought this as a replacement for the JBL radio in my 14 y/o Lincoln. All I can say is why did I wait sol long. HD radio sounds great, the USB option is Awesome, I plug in my flashdrive and it plays with no problems. I am very happy with this purchase. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because I found it very complicated to operate. Everything works it just takes a little while to figure out all the functions.

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    Great stock replacement

    Michael from Phoenix, AZ on 2/21/2009

    2005 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    For my 2005 Civic, the little trim piece that was part of the install kit looks better than I thought it would. The radio sounds great and I wish I had the same problem with the display being to bright! The Arizona sun makes it unviewable. Other than that, great!

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    Great Choice!

    Steve from San Antonio, TX on 2/17/2009

    2003 Dodge Neon
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I knew nothing about the Dual brand when I bought this radio in November. I based my purchase on the reviews and on Crutchfield's return policy, in the event I didn't like it. I installed the unit in a little over an hour. It would have taken less time if I didn't have a three-year-old boy who was "helping" daddy. The installation kit and instructions provided made the install a breeze. Just for the record, I probably haven't installed a head unit in 20 years, so this isn't something I do a lot of. Sound quality is very good. I love the USB feature, and rarely listen to anything else anymore. It took a little while to get all of the music organized so the folders worked out for me, but it was worth it. If you are looking for a reasonably priced unit with a lot of features for the money, you can't go wrong with this one.

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    Great value

    Harry from Fresno, CA on 2/6/2009

    2004 Scion xB
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    As other stated this is a great value. There is an HD Seek option, where it will scan for only HD stations. I noticed a short repeat when driving in the City on HD when it buffers the higher quality data. It's a slight HD fault, not the receiver's fault.

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    Dual XHD6425

    Marek from Houston, tx on 2/2/2009

    1999 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great stereo, sounds much better than original in Honda Odyssey. The kit from Crutchfield is great - very easy to upgrade.

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    Dual XHD6425

    Bob W from Barneveld WI on 2/2/2009

    This has been in my truck for about a month now, I've had only one issue with it to date. The USB connection doesn't seem to want to charge my portable device when I'm not using the USB function of the radio. pretty minor though. For the price, I don't think a guy (or gal) can go wrong.

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    Great value!

    Team Four from Madisonville, LA on 1/30/2009

    2008 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I replaced my stock AM/FM receiver in my 2008 Ford F150 with this unit. The installation kit that was included worked perfect and installation was easy. I spent about 1 hour on the install. I took time to properly ground the unit and therefore have experienced no engine noise or outside interference on the AM band. Sound is incredible. The USB feature works fine except for lack of detailed navigation through tracks. The HD channels I receive sound great. Overall, this is a great value if you are looking to just improve over the stock head units found in regular vehicles.

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    Great product for the price

    Christie from Tyler, Texas on 1/29/2009

    1994 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I do not buy radios very often, unlike some others but my decision to buy this radio for my husband was one of the best decisions I made for Christmas! The radio fit perfectly into the truck without the need for any additional assistance. Even if it hadn't the instructions that came printed with it was very well laid out and I have no doubt that they would have helped with the installation of it. Now, as for the HD channel part of it I cannot comment. Living out here in the middle of the country I am pretty sure we would not get this sort of thing so we have never really searched for it. Fact is, the HD radio part of it was the lowest thing on the list for wanted features. My main want in a radio was the handy aux port to be accessible without having to uncover or move anything. It works as perfectly as it should on this radio. The USB port was an added bonus that I will now look for in other radios that I buy! The fact that you can arrange things on a thumb drive in folders and be able to sort through them (though the search feature is a little fandangled, admittedly) is a bonus.This radio lived up to all my expectations. We use our Sirius satellite radio with it, so we really do not do much channel surfing with it, but each station that we would normally listen to comes in loud and clear without issue. Over all I am very satisfied with this radio, and have no complaints except perhaps the smallness of the buttons. Yes, they are a little on the small side... but eh.

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    Good Unit

    scheibel from St. Louis, MO on 1/25/2009

    1997 GMC Sonoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this unit as a replacement for the factory AM/FM unit in my 97 Sonoma pickup. Overall the unit is excellent. Only minor annoyance is that, even though I live in a metropolitan area, the radio will sometimes loose the HD signal. When it does, the volume and clarity change. Otherwise a good unit, lot's of features, great sound quality.

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    Great For The Money

    cabexbx from Pittsburgh, PA on 1/24/2009

    2004 Honda Odyssey
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this as a replacement tuner/cd player for my wife's car. This is a great product, especially for the price. I was willing to spend more money on another unit, but after finding this on Crutchfield.com and reading the reviews I was willing to give it a shot. Now, I'm sold on what a great little unit it is. The USB is the absolute best. The HD works well and my wife has already found a few favorite channels that wouldn't otherwise be available. The minor negatives are that the buttons are a bit small and there doesn't seem to be a good way to search/seek on just the HD channels. If you're thinking about buying one, I don't think you'll be disappointed.

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    Tuner problem explained?

    Paul from Greenfield, Ma on 1/17/2009

    2008 Kia Sedona
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I assembled the wire harness before installation. The instructions for the harness had the blue wire from the radio go to a blue or a blue/blk wire on the adapter. The blue wire was for "power ant" and the blue/blk was for "amp". I have a window antenna so I choose to connect it to the "amp" wire. I ended up getting really poor reception like some other reviews have noted. I decided it had to be a faulty tuner to be that bad. I decided to give Crutchfield a call to see if they agreed this was a faulty unit or just a bad tuner. The technician asked me which of the two blue wires I hooked up and then directed me to hook up the other one. It seems my antenna does have a powered amplifier for the antenna. Once I corrected that the tuner is fine. I was surprised to find more HD stations available than I would have expected for my area and they sound great. The usb input is fantastic. I bought a 5 pack of 1 gig sticks and loaded them with cds. Navigation was easy, with the cd name displayed on the unit. I think the smaller stick is the way to go to help the navigation. My XM radio is plugged in to the aux jack and had a ground loop caused by the 12v outlet. Bought an isolator to fix this and it's all good now.

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    Tuner is no good, but USB is awesome.

    Rebecca from Washington, DC on 1/13/2009

    2005 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this to replace the factory radio in a Subaru. I love the USB port and aux jack and use them about 90% of the time. The tuner is terrible. I can no longer get stations that are more than 10 miles away, it seems. I have to be within DC limits to get anything with HD and it cuts in and out. I see other reviews mention the same problem so my unit was probably not a dud as I hoped. Also, I have not had the unit for more than a year and the face is "loose" so the display sometimes goes wacky or disappears even though I never remove it. The CD player is adaquate, but a little sensitive to lightly scratched CD's. I would probably go for the higher end Dual HD in the future or a different brand with HD. I could never live without the USB port though!

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    Well built unit, especially for the price

    Kristian from Los Angeles, CA on 1/9/2009

    2002 Nissan Frontier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I ordered this for myself for Christmas. I waited until the very last minute but was surprised to find that Crutchfield was able to get me the unit by Christmas Eve regardless. The included instructions, double-DIN mounting bracket and wire harness made installation was a snap in my '02 Frontier. Overall it took just about 45 minutes to install. The radio itself is pretty solid. Reception has been very good. The overall sound quality is a bit better than the stock head unit, but without an upgraded amp or speakers it is hard to tell of any significant change. The one area that I was truly surprised by was the difference in range and clarity between regular and HD radio stations. The most notable of these are AM stations in HD. At least one sports station in LA is broadcasting in HD on AM and once that digital signal locks in, it sound just about as clear as FM. Music on FM really takes advantage of the increased highs and lows HD has to offer. Overall a good value. *Special Note - Although the instructions warned about possible hazards to the airbag system, there were no further details and I went about my business without regard. As it turns out, the King Cab has a switch for disabling the passenger airbag on the console, which if disconnected when the ignition system is on flags an error in the on-board computer. This will cause an airbag warning light to flash until you have a technician go in and clear the error.

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    Great!

    Mr. Lowe from Santa Fe, NM on 1/5/2009

    I would have given it 5 stars but nothing is really that great so a 4 will do. Overall, the installation and quality of the system is great. I'm still a 'tape' guy but am in the midst of recording my rare recordings to digital (mp3, cd, wma) and this receiver is great for using these different options for listening. The HD is cool too.

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    Very nice unit with great features

    treliam from York, PA on 12/31/2008

    1994 Ford Explorer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this to replace the original in dash am/fm tuner / cassette player. This unit sounds great and has lots of features found on more expensive units only. I was specifically looking for CD / HD Radio / MP3 and this has it all. The HD radio sounds great and the MP3 player with USB face plug-in is easy to use. I also like the removable face for anti-theft. A great little storage case comes with it for safe keeping. The remote is cool althought I don't know how much it will be used. Crutchfield supplied everything needed for removal and installation. Thanks Crutchfield.

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    Good value

    Ron from Peoria, IL on 12/29/2008

    2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The stereo sounds great, but lacks bass. Even with the bass setting to +6 and on the 'loud' setting, it still doesn't have as much bass as my original 04 silverado truck stereo. It does sound a lot clearer and is louder though. The USB port is OK, the menu options for scrolling through the songs is a little clumsy. I also bought the Bluetooth add-on but can't get it to pair up with my Blackberry Curve. The HD signal clarity is amazing, that alone makes this stereo worth it for me. I'll probably add an small subwoofer to make up for the lack of bass. I would recommend the stereo and would purchase it again for the price. One last thing, the door chime harness is worth purchasing just so you can splice to the receiver pigtail where it is convenient. Then you can plug and play once you install the stereo. It would be nice if a harness was offered that connected the stereo harness to the vehicle harness, but alas, you must solder them together yourself.

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    DOES EVERYTHING

    PRNTTEK from TAMPA FL. on 12/25/2008

    Got this as Christmas gift 2 days ago took about 3 hours to install and this thing is Great. I really like the HD radio it is cool. During the install had 1 ? called Cruthfield and was answered really fast (Thanks for the quick response). I have not tried the Blue tooth but will get to that this week.

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    Dual XHD6425

    Dave from Warwick, RI on 12/22/2008

    1997 Ford Explorer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great Stereo. No fade of stations and my daughter loves the USB so she can plug in her own music. She's 13 now and quickly moving away from my music. I added the Bluetooth option and it works great with my Samsung Cell. Buy it if you want a great stereo at a great price!!

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    As expected

    CHARLES from Cape Cod on 12/22/2008

    2002 Chrysler Sebring
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Fisrt let me say that Crutchfield is an oasis in a desert of incompetence. These days you expect to be dissapointed. Products are misrepresented, shipping is slow and customer service is anything but. In 30 years of buying products and recomending to friends, Cruthfield has never disappointed. This is great stereo for the money. The tuner is better than the factory radio, the controls are well thought out and the media options cover just about every possibility. Installation was fast and easy as usual with Crutchfield. Mark me down as completely satisfied and that is a rare thing these days

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    Great value of features Vs Price

    dickey from Bessemer, Al on 12/18/2008

    This was bought from Crutchfield by my wife for my birthday. Install was quick and painless with Crutchfield's install kits and instructions. At first it didn't sound that great to me till I learned how to adjust the audio tone and turn on loudness. Sounds great now! Love the HD stations and the USB input. I like to listen to audio books back and forth to work. The USB input is the main reason I took the great sounding stock radio out for this unit. It turned out to be a good choice. Sounds as good as stock with more adjustment features for tone. Now I can listen to whatever I want from my memory sticks without fumbling around with a CD changer. For the price this is a great choice.

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    On balance, very nice

    Stephen from Webster, NY on 12/11/2008

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    HD Radio is actually very good! While some complain that HD cuts in and out when signals fade, I didn't find this to be true. It simply drops to an analog signal, and it's synced almost perfectly to the HD stream. Around the Roch NY area, there's many HD channels, and most come in as nicely as their analog. The USB socket is what I bought this for, and I wasn't disappointed. There is no comparison to playing mp3's directly from a head unit, rather than via an AUX plug (which this also has, but I doubt I'll use it). Sounds GREAT, and no fumbling with wires! I was a little surprised at the volume out of the box, which was good in comparison to other HU's I've had. Very strong sound, beats the Infinity stereo that came with the car, for sure. If I were to list some CON'S: The display is somewhat spartan. But it does what you need it to. The blinking light when you remove the faceplate announces "here's my stereo" to thieves, and I don't think you can disable it. I wish there was a little more "umph" to the bass, even on +6 and the "Rock" EQ, there's still not as much punch as I would like. Included dash kit didn't QUITE fit, but I was able to modify it. Sadly, for me, the HD radio is also useless for AM. It does pick up the clear HD stream, the second I start my car (or worse, turn on my headlights) then the AM signal suffers so much that HD can't be picked up anyway. (FM worked great however). On balance, for price vs. performance and features, this is a decent choice.

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    Cheap sounding

    Joe from Charleston, SC on 12/7/2008

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This receiver doesn't sound nearly as good as my factory 01 Silverado receiver did. The HD radio is nice as is the bluetooth, but the bluetooth doesn't always automatically switch back to the radio. Overall I am pretty dissappointed with this unit as the advisor told me it would sound as good as my factory stereo did.

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    Best car stereo I've ever purchased

    Kevin from Portland, OR on 12/5/2008

    I wanted an HD radio that could double as a handsfree device, and the XHD6425 had the most features for the money. I purchased the Bluetooth accessory at the same time. HD station reception is excellent. Who knew Portland had so many HD stations? Ditto for the performance of the Bluetooth device. People on the other end can't even tell I'm in my car, and that's with the microphone mounted on the dashboard (not on the sun visor). Having a USB port for plugging in flash drives is a cool idea. Beats lugging the iPod around. This feature wasn't even on my radar, but it's the reason I bought the 6425 and not the 6420. I haven't had any problem with engine noise (whine) coming through the radio. From what other reviewers wrote, my guess is that if the black wire is the only connection to ground, the ground path has too much resistance. It needs to be as close to zero ohms as possible to prevent engine noise from getting through. Solution: Be sure to use the backstrap, and be sure to attach it to metal (not plastic) that is grounded to the car's chassis. The backstrap will provide an excellent path to ground that will keep your radio whine-free. I found that the backstrap which came with the radio was too short to reach a metal surface, so I bought a super-long one (3 feet long) and trimmed off the excess. Overall, a terrific value for the money. I would buy another one of these in a minute if I had another car to put it in.

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    COMPARE TO MORE EXPENSIVE STEREOS

    Brad from Salem, Utah on 12/3/2008

    1992 Dodge Caravan
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this stereo because a friends wifes stereo bit the dust, so I donated my old (less than 1 year) XHD6420 to their cause. I put this one in my RV and it compares to my Kenwood (in my car) in goodies. HD, USB, MP3 and WMA were all selling points but at a good price. My Kenwood was $769! I've had a few stereos in the last 7 years and this is a top rated product, I'm impressed. I've recommended this stereo to all my friends and recommend it to you! The only con I can think of is its one line display (7-8 character). My Kenwood has 4 lines (26 characters each line), so you see my delema. But It does include a wireless remote. Not bad!

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    Great Radio

    Jeffrey from Okeana, OH on 11/25/2008

    2005 Saturn ION 2
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    I bought this radio for my son's ION because the factory cd changer jammed up. The HD radio is amazingly clear. I wanted a builtin HD tuner with plenty of power. This radio looks like it has the same specs for the amp as the more expensive model. The installation was easy and looks great. I am thinking about replacing the factory radio in my F-150 with this model.

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    Dual XHD6425

    No from California on 11/18/2008

    Excellent value for money. Sound quality is very good. Even though it does not have dimmer controls the lights are very subtle and did not distract me at all at night. No cons at all.

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    Great Upgrade Deck

    Nicholas from Charlotte, NC on 11/15/2008

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This deck works wonders as an upgrade. I purchased this deck for the HD Radio feature since at the time Charlotte had an old school hip hop station in HD. The Dual XHD6425 picks up the HD Radio signals without a problem and I appreciate the song artist/title information it displays from the HD broadcast. The USB front face input is great since I have thumb drives, but no ipod. It has allowed me to put off the purchase of an ipod indefinitely. It does sometimes have a problem with reading the thumb drive if it is left in the player; but I simply take it out and plug it back in and it reads properly. I purchased the Bluetooth adapter which was a simple install and that works really well. Callers at the other end are easily heard through the car's speakers and they can easily hear me when I talk. When I make a call, which is rare, the hang-up process in tedious since you have to hold the mute button in for 3 seconds. When people call me though, when they hang-up, the deck automatically returns to the mode it was in when the call came in whether that's in the middle of a CD or USB track or the radio. All of the features, functions, and benefits easily outweigh the minor imperfections. I would definitely buy this CD player again!

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    A good commuter's toy at a great price!

    Howard from Vacaville, CA on 11/14/2008

    2001 Saturn L200
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Not the best, but great for the money. Radio reception leaves a bit to be desired, though not a huge difference or big deal to me. HD radio is a nice feature, but again, reception can be dodgy when you get outside the metro area of the originating station. HD-2 stations don't transmit staticky mono sound, so you'll hear either your station or nothing at all, which can get a bit annoying. CDs sound good. Detachable faceplate and remote are nice conveniences. Aux input and Bluetooth capability are good to have though I haven't used them. HD sound, when reception is strong, really is great, and display settings (I like this song, who sings it again?) are cool. Preset EQ settings are nice, if you're not too particular an audiophile. Two AM and three FM bands make plenty of space for favorite stations; handy if you have a long commute. You can set favorites near home on one band and near work on another. Where the XHD6425 really shines is accessibility. The USB input alone is worth the cost for me. I can stick a $10 flash drive right into the USB input and have hours' worth of music at my fingertips. The only other caveat I'd offer is that the control buttons are REALLY small with miniscule labeling, so memorize them on the console and the remote BEFORE trying to figure out changing modes, stations, and settings while driving! All in all, you can get a great setup for less than $200, or add a decent set of speakers and still come in under $400.

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    Dual XHD6425

    Chris from Plano, TX on 11/14/2008

    2004 Dodge Ram 1500
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    I have only had this stereo for about 3 or 4 days and it has been the best purchase I have had with car stereo players. The installation instructions were well layed out and had no problem installing the stereo and aftermarket speakers I purchased locally. I save at least $100 by doing it myself. Plus in my mind this the best bang for your buck. I got a quote from a national car stereo dealer and they quoted me $240 with installation kits, tax and everything!!! Buying this on Crutchfield saved me over $100!!! Plus the satisfaction of saying I installed this myself. Also the customer support group is second to none!!! Thanks Crutchfield...

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    Dual XHD6425

    e299 from Millville, NJ on 11/11/2008

    1996 Nissan Altima
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    I was pleasantly surprised with the amount of bass it added compared to my car's factory stereo. If your car has factory speakers installed be careful not to blow them by having the bass or volume all the way up as tempting as it is. I also liked all of the features it came with for the price.

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    Azhriaz from Normal, IL on 11/11/2008

    1995 GMC Yukon
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    I replaced my old factory stereo with the Dual XHD6425 and can I say WOW! I have an 8 gig usb stick that most of my music is downloaded onto, that's all I have to take with me. The sound is incredible, the menus & remote are easy to use. This unit also has independant bass and treble in addition to the preset eq bands. I would highly recommend this unit. The additional Blue Tooth accessory has made my life so much easier with the connecting capabilities with my cell phone. Once the initial partnership is made I don't have to reconnect, it's all automatic. It pauses the music when I have an incoming call so I never miss a call if I've got the volume cranked. People no longer struggle to hear me on the phone, it doesn't pick up the road noise in the mic. I control the phone volume through the stereo so everyone sounds crystal clear/loud enough. Extremely satisified with this stereo!

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    Dual XHD6425

    Thomas from Atlanta, GA on 11/9/2008

    I got this to replace a factory radio in my wife's Ford Five-Hundred company car to gain an AUX port. I got the dual because of the price, features, and HD-Radio was a bonus. The HD was a nice option to have. The overall tuner was not good. I missed stations in Atlanta that are stations that should come in on any radio's scan. That was the reason I eventually returned it. The great folks at Crutchfield sent me a new one to see if it was specific to the unit - it was not. I did not buy for the USB port and did not test it. I tried to use it to charge my iPhone like I would in a PC, but it did not work (probably wishful thinking). I also did not have a chance / need to test the CD-R mp3 capability. Usability - the buttons and volume dial were crowded and small, but nothing different than many of the peer radios in this group. Installation - great stuff from Crutchfield with the install kit, wiring harness, and instructions. Really easy. Good bang for the buck, if you have better success with tuning radio stations than I did. From a feature standpoint, it hits everything you would want. Just did not work for me.

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    Great Radio

    Van from Memphis, TN on 11/8/2008

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    Crutchfield sent me this radio as a replacement for the JVC AHD39 HD Radio, which I had multiple problems with (stay away from the JVC HD radio!). The Dual is simpler to use, seems to be better built, and does the same function, at a lower price. The Dual looks great in the dash, with a simple, blue elegant display. Thanks to Crutchfield for all of the help in getting my problems squared away, and standing behind their products!! The pre-paid install kit was easy to use, and the shop did a perfect job installing it. Crutchfield's extended hours are super-convenient. I will definitely make my future electronics purchases from Crutchfield!

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    Good Value for the money but be advised...

    Echoes1 from Lansdale, PA on 11/6/2008

    2003 Dodge Neon
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is my first radio that receives the new HD Radio signals. I only rated this reciever 4 stars because of the HD Radio. As long as you are driving around in one of the major cities, the HD Radio's reception is just fine, BUT travel just a minimum of 10 miles outside of that city, and worse as you get further, and the HD radio signal constantly goes in & out continously. That gets quite annoying. I would have liked the radio better if there were some type of an ON/OFF switch for the HD part of the radio's reception, to stop the annoying in & out of the HD radio trying to hold the HD signal. My old analog radio never had these types of issues holding onto a signal with any of the major radio stations during my trips to & from work everyday. I don't know if this radio (because of price) just has a cheap tuner built into it, compared to the more expensive HD radio's that are out on the market. I did some research on the internet regarding my issue with this radio, and other people are also complaining about the same problems with this HD receiver as I am. They stated as long as you live within the city limits, HD is good, but if you live anywhere like 10 to 30 miles outside of the major city limits (like me), you can forget about listening to the radio as the constant in & out of the receiver gets terribly annoying. I guess that is why it has the other input options so you can turn the radio part OFF when it gets annoying to listen to.

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    My first install & very pleased.

    Kristine from Central Jersey on 11/4/2008

    2005 Ford Focus ZX4
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    I love it! Now, this was my first time doing any kind of car (or audio) work so I was having trouble just figuring out how to get the brackets on and still be able to fit in the housing.. wasn't gonna happen, so I didn't bother with them. It fit nicely and Afterward I contacted Crutchfield and they said I wouldn't need 'em (go figure!). Also, it took only 2-3 days to receive it! I wasn't expecting that lol. I noticed a significant difference in the volume. I like the little case that comes for the (detachable) face =] The button LEDs are blue, looks great! It's cool that each Mode has it's own Equalizer settings. And, the HD works like a charm. I would have rated this a 5, but my Zune [30GB] wouldn't work in the USB, so I had to go buy an aux cable (but that's just Microsoft's fault really). I was hoping I could at least charge it at the same time by the USB when listening through AUX, but that didn't work. Lastly, all the directions to set it up are kinda vague if you don't know what you're doing; but that's why you just call or email Crutchfield! =)

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    Best Head Unit for the Price

    Rhino from Savage, MN on 11/3/2008

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very nice head unit for the money! Comes with all the bells and whistles and yes even HD!!! The Sound clarity is so clean, and if your hooking it up to an amp you get 2 sets of rca outputs. I give it 4 out of 5 because it doesnt have subwoofer settings

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    Dual XHD6425

    Jim from Charlottesville on 10/23/2008

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This receiver is packed full of features for the money. The HD radio sounds great when it locks on to an HD station. Its kind of like when you hear an FM station lock in as stereo, but to a whole new dimension. The FM sensitivity is pretty good. It picks up a distant station that I like noticeably better than before. I have been experiencing a small glitch with the USB feature. If I leave the stick in and turn off the receiver and I turn it back on, it tries to read the stick, and says "No File". I then scroll the mode to AUX, Radio, and back to USB and it works. Wierd. But then again, I am using one of those SD to USB adapters. The receiver has ample power to drive my Sony speakers up front and my Alpine S series in the rear. My little Escort wagon rocks!

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    Great bang for your buck

    Rob from Dundalk, MD on 10/21/2008

    2001 Jeep Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great receiver for the price. HD radio is awesome. Installation was so easy thanks to the wiring harness and instructions. Had to call tech support once and Allan was great with the help, very knowledgeable. If your looking for a receiver with all the bells and whistles at a great price look no further this is the one you want "guaranteed". Service goes beyond all expectations. I'm a customer for life. Thanks Crutchfield. -Rob G.

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    Good Choice for an upgrade/replacement

    jcavuotisr from Houston, TX on 10/20/2008

    1993 Mazda MX3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The factory radio in my 1993 Mazda finally gave up the ghost.. I had been using a XM receiver with a cassette adapter to catch the satellite service... so when I went shopping I looked for a unit that had an aux input... I found this Dual XHD-6425 - figured I'd go CD and HD also... with an USB port.... I am extremely pleased with the results.. the addition of the necessary adapters to match my Mazda was a big plus.. now I am going to upgrade the speakers because I want to take advantage of all the performance this unit can deliver. Try it.. you'll like it!!

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    Pretty Nice

    Oleg from San Jose, CA on 10/16/2008

    2007 Toyota Tacoma
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    First off, I have to say how impressed I am w/ Crutchfield service. My dash kit was missing a small piece, and they overnighted me a whole new kit, free of charge, no questions asked. I am very happy I chose to purchase this through Crutchfield. The unit itself made my stock speakers in my Tacoma truck sound much better. The HD radio feature is nice, and the USB port is great at this price. The only thing I don't like about the stereo is the screen scrolls the track titles, and you have to take your eyes off the road to read them. a multi-line display that could fit the track info on one screen would be nice. Definately not regretting that I bought it, though. Install was fairly simple and it's pretty easy to use.

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    Great unit for the price

    Gene from Cleveland, OH on 10/15/2008

    2000 Ford F-150
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    This system has all the bells and whistles most people need and great sound for the price. I am very happy with this unit.

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    Excellent value

    Pat from Glen Carbon, IL on 10/15/2008

    1995 Saturn SL2
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    HD Channels come in very clear. There is a slight (3-4 sec) linking delay when selecting a new HD channel, as others have noted. The USB port works great with a thumb drive. I have not had the opportunity to use it with my ipod yet. I also purchased the BT-60 bluetooth kit and it works great. Calls are crystal clear and no one can tell I'm speaking into a mic. There are things I wished this radio had (dimmer, etc), but for the price you can't complain.

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    Great for the price

    Travis from Brandon, FL on 10/13/2008

    2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    For the price this is a great unit. HD channels come in clear (it is nice to have many more stations to choose from now), the USB port works great, although it is annoying that you can only have 255 songs in a folder. Controls work great. Quick install. It only took about 20 minutes to install into my 2004 PT Cruiser. Overall great buy for the money.

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    First HD car stereo

    EVK110400 from Staten Island, NY on 10/13/2008

    2000 Dodge Caravan
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am extremely pleased with this purchase. The reception is very good and the adapters cructhfield sent me worked flawlessly. A complete moron could install this product with instructions i was given.

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    Great Head

    Paul from Centerville, Pennsylvania on 10/13/2008

    1998 Ford F-150
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    This a great head for the money. It was easy to install with the installation kit that came with it. Crutchfield is the best online company I have dealt with. Recommend them both highly

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    Loved most of it

    MARTY from Salt Lake City, UT on 10/13/2008

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I really like this stereo it has great sound for the money and a lot of options. The HD works well and the HD search saves you time in finding stations in your area. I am sad to say that I can only give it a 4 out of 5 star because some of the buttons, the ones around the volume are very hard to get to when driving. It is a good thing it comes with a remote. I also wish the backlight would dim with the dash. As for the service, it is A+ great info on the web site so you can be sure if it will work before you order and they also tell you what other parts you will need for the install (if you enter your vehicle information). I will return when I have the money for new speakers Thanks Crutchfield Team

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    Dual XHD6425

    Brad from Dallas, Tx on 10/13/2008

    Love the radio. Installation was a snap and the sound quality is excellent. All HD signals are very strong. I am very happy with my purchase!

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    Dual XHD6425

    Mike from Rochester, NY on 10/11/2008

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Do not buy this receiver at any price. Very poor reception, HD constantly comes and goes or is not picked up at all. Analog much worse than stock radio. Controls very small. Finally returned. Plan to buy another brand.

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    !!!Sick!!!

    Anonymous from FL on 10/11/2008

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This Radio is Sick... I bought it to go in my '92 Volvo 240. It is amazing! I love the aux jack and the usb. I have a pair of Kenwood 4" up front and a pair of Pioneer 5 1/4 in the rear deck. It's the best radio for the money. I highly recomend the radio to anybody who wants Sick radio.

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    Nice deck for a great price

    Jim from Rutland, MA on 10/11/2008

    1998 Honda Civic
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    I bought this deck for my son's 1998 civic. The deck along with four Blaupunkt speakers make a world of difference! The HD radio is amazing and there are a lot of great features for such a reasonable price. The only reason I didn't give five stars is that occasionally CD's will skip. Other than that, I couldn't be happier! My son and I installed this radio and four speakers in about 2.5hrs.

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    Can't be beat for the price

    romeo from New Orleans, LA on 10/11/2008

    1997 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    You can't ask too much from a CD player that has HD radio, and plays plays MP3's/WMA's right out of your USB thum-drive. And you REALLY can't beat if if it costs less the 150 Dollars. This system does all that, with a clean sound, and has enough toys built in to keep even ME happy.. The only flaw I found in this unit, is that if you take the USB drive out, and turn off the system and then re-insert the drive and turn on the system again, you start from the beginning of the drive.. So, taht's basically it. Like I said... For the money, it can't be beat...

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    Dual XHD6425

    danny from San Diego on 10/7/2008

    2003 Honda Civic
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    This is a very good stereo... I was skeptical about it , because it is priced so much lower than other brands, but after installing it and using it, I am very happy with the purchase. As always, crutchfield provided all the needed hardware to make installation easy and very clean. The stereo works great! HD radio is awesome, it is just like listening to CDs. The blue tooth option work really well, and its very easy to setup. The USB is also a very cool feature. I recommend this product to anyone looking for a qulity system at a reasonable price.

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    NICE AN EASY

    MARK from SOUTH STRAFFORD, VERMONT on 10/6/2008

    1986 BMW 325E
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    ALL FEATURES ON UNIT WORK AS ADVERTISED--RECEPTION IS GREAT IN THIS VERY RURAL MOUNTAINOUS AREA AND INSTALLATION TOOK 30 MIN AT MOST--VERY IMPRESSED WITH INSTRUCTIONS AND ASSEMBLY KIT---1ST TIME PURCHASE FOR MYSELF FROM CRUTCHFIELD--THEY ARE NOT THE LEAST EXPENSIVE BUT THE DIFFERENCE IS WORTH IT--WILL RECCOMMEND AND USE AGAIN MC

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    Dual XHD6425

    David from Clearwater, Fl on 10/5/2008

    2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
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    For the price I don't think you can beat the value. Unit works great, sounds great, and was a very easy install. I just ordered the Bluetooth adapter to interface my cell phone. Love HD radio!

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    Love the HD and the bluetooth phone

    Steve from Seattle, WA on 10/4/2008

    2005 Subaru Forester
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    This is a great deck. I bought XM radio separate and it is not necessary the HD is so good. Sound incredible improvement in the car. For some reason the bass is much cleaner and stronger. I bought the bluetooth accessory and have FINALLY solved the problem of cell phones in the car. I've tried several other bluetooth devices and haven't liked any of them. Crutchfield has been very helpful with the installation. There is a problem with the head unit and they are sending out a replacement. This is a great unit, a great deal and Crutchfield just makes it even better.

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    It works

    Nick from Derby, KS on 10/3/2008

    2003 Toyota MR2 Spyder
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    I don't have any complaints regarding this radio. It certainly isn't the best radio I've ever owned, but isn't the worst either. It's a good middle of the road deck at a decent price. The only issue I have is that a local station is broadcasting silence on the HD channel, so when changing to that station I get 2 seconds of analog broadcast followed by silence when it tunes the HD station. There is apparently no way to force the radio to use the analog signal over the digital one. I have the Bluetooth module for this also and I am pretty happy with the performance of that as well.

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    Outstanding value - hard to see display in sunlight

    Kevin from Northern California on 9/30/2008

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Picked up this unit to replace a worn out OEM double din stereo (1997 Toyota Landcruiser). I wanted a Bluetooth capable head unit with a remote microphone and wanted to be under $250. The Dual was about the only unit that fit the bill. Install was a breeze with the provided harness. The Bluetooth syncs up flawlessly with my Motorola cell phone and call quality on handsfree is excellent - still sounds "handsfree" to the other person, but is perfectly understandable at freeway speeds. Mounted the BTM-60 microphone between the front sun visors on the headliner. Works great there. For the price and the BTM-60 it's a no-brainer! Display is tough to impossible to see in sunlight. Placing a piece of black plastic underneath the unit that sticks straight out about 2 inches cuts the reflection into the display and greatly increases visibilty. The remote control is a nice "extra" and works well. Due to the close proximity of some of the buttons on the head unit, I find the remote is a nice alternative. Velcro it to the center console with line of sight to the head unit and it works great. Will buy a second one if this one holds up ok. Way to go DUAL - nice unit for a cheap price!

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    ONE DRAWBACK....BLUETOOTH ISSUES

    dunvarna from KELLER, TX on 9/29/2008

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    My previous radio was the Blaupunkt MP 35. It cratered so I purchased this along with the bluetooth adapter. My phone, VERIZON LG eNV VX-9900. Does not connect very well with this radio. Once connected it will work but if i go out of range or turn off the radio, it will not connect back. I have to delete the radio from the blue tooth device menu and then re-pair it with the radio. go figure. It appears it is a problem with the phone.

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    Dual XHD6425

    Jean from Lincoln, NE on 9/25/2008

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Really a nice deck and very easy to use. Easy installation. I have used a few other decks, and they are often hard to figure out buttons, etc.... I really like the ease of use with this deck. It is nice looking and seems to have all the features most of us would want.

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    Dual XHD6425

    Jim from St. Louis, MO. on 9/21/2008

    2004 Pontiac Vibe
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    Too easy to install. Works fine. I am happy so far.

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    All around good stereo

    qwabazz from Pittsburgh, PA on 9/18/2008

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought this stereo to replace my factory Head unit. Did alot of research and found this to suit my needs, especially with all the positive reviews. Installed very quickly and worked like a charm. The USB and Aux input were extra selling points. Excellent HD. I liked it so much that I went out and replaced all my factory speakers as well. Will probably buy a second one for my other car.

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    Replacement for Honda 6CD Changer Device

    JRS from Louisville, KY on 9/18/2008

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very Happy with the XHD-6425 HD Radio/CD Receiver Device - I replaced the factory 6CD changer on my Honda 2002 CR/V - I spent 4 or 5 hours dedicated to installing this new device - Eleven (11) wires to solder or crimpt and great crutchfield instructions for both mechanical and electrical - you will be pleased - I was Shocked with the performance of the HD Receiver and the CD player - If you Install it yourself take your time - take it slow for perfect install. Thanks, JRS

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    Tony from Reading, MA on 9/18/2008

    1997 Nissan Altima
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    This is an excellent radio for the money. It was easy to install and has some nice features. The problems with the radio are all in the design. They are more an inconvience than anything. The display always defaults to the track number and for some reason the cd player doesn't always pick up where it left off. I did find a work around, I use a flash drive in the usb port. Overall I would recommend this radio.

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    Dual XHD6425

    Denny from Point Pleasant,West Virginia on 9/16/2008

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    works great!!!!!

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    Very Nice

    vronj from Rosemount, MN on 9/16/2008

    2003 Jeep Liberty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This CD receiver is very nice. It has wonderful sound and a myriad of ways to play music. The HD radio works great. I mostly listen to the HD radio or tunes off of my USB flash drive. The user interface to the folders and files on the flash drive is a little funky. I wish it sorted the folders by name. I highly recommend the Dual XHD6425.

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    Great features, tuner is lacking

    David from Meadow Vista, CA on 9/15/2008

    2005 Subaru Forester
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I find that on this unit, I love the USB port for playing tunes from my thumb drive. I really like the front panel AUX jack for plugging in my XM tuner. I bought the optional bluetooth unit, it is outstanding. Power output is far more than I need. That all being said, the AM/FM tuner just plain sucks. You cannot disable the HD. If you are in a fringe area, it comes in and out of HD, and the audio is not always time aligned between the analog and the digital on these stations. Drives you nuts. Overall sensitivity seems quite low compared to the stock low end tuner that came out of my Subaru Forester. On AM, it is far less sensitive than my old stock unit. Also, as the signal levels vary on AM, like going under power lines, overpasses, etc, the tuner varies the bandwidth, sounding like someone is cranking the treble control up and down. Very annoying. It also seems more prone to hear ignition noise than the unit it replaced. I am a broadcast engineer by trade, so the tuner is very important to me. This tuner gets a total thumbs down. If the tuner is not that important to you, then all the other features are actually pretty great.

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    A Dud

    Keith from San Jose on 9/15/2008

    1987 Dodge Dakota
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    My radio failed after 6 months. The tone controls were never very good, so the sound quality wasn't up to what I'm used too with my old Panasonic radios.

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    Dual XHD6425

    Matt from Memphis, TN on 9/15/2008

    2004 Chevrolet Astro

    HD Radio blew my mind! My local radio stations actually broadcast dual playlists, the extra channels run with alot less commercials ! I haven't tried out the USB feature, which was ironically a selling point for me. The AUX front input is great, only drawback is there is no input signal amp. adjustment, a feature that is on the CD player in my personal truck, but hey, this price for a unit to replace a GM factory unit w/out CD or Cassette, this was a solid buy!

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    Good gear for the cash

    Keith from Leominster, MA on 9/14/2008

    2002 Nissan Frontier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this unit to replace a defective factory unit and I have been very pleasantly surprised! For the small cost, the features are large and performance is fantastic. I would recommend this unit to anyone!

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    Dual XHD6425

    bobby from alabama on 9/13/2008

    2004 Hyundai Elantra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great radio and easy install with the supplied installation kit. You have to love Crutchfield.

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    Nice overall, but a few problems

    Nicklesh from all over on 9/13/2008

    2001 Honda Civic EX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good: Cheap, multifuctions (USB, aux port, HD, optional bluetooth), comes with remote. Bad: Bluetooth set is kinda pricey if you pay full retail. Display has no dimmer. Display is very difficult to see in sunlight/most of the day. Buttons on the unit itself are difficult to use because of placement. For example, the next track/next station button is right of the volume knob so it is a little difficult to reach while driving. I've been trying to get around this by learnign the remote without having to look at it. Bottom line: Great bang for the buck. Lots of features, most of which I imagine most people will not use. Would be a lot better with a brighter display for daytime that was able to dim for night, which I consider the biggest way to improve this unit.

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    Dual XHD6425

    mike from Orlando, FL on 9/13/2008

    1995 GMC Sonoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    this was my first cd reciever i bought and the first time i installed one. the installation was harder than i thought, very confusing. i had to call tech support twice. they were very helpfull, and made me understand. then i finished installing it and it didnt turn on so call tech again we went through all these steps to see if it was really working, but wasnt so i had to return it and had it replace. once i got the new one installed, it was really worth it. i love it, sounds great, i can finally play my mp3 player in my car. but there are some things that dont work. when you use the usb drive it doesnt play, but a 'professional' told me most cd players are like this. so i use the aux. input. but you cant use the stereo or remote to change songs or view song titles, like it says you can do in the manual. so i have to change the next track using my mp3 player, which is so unconvienant. but other than that, like the HD radio and other features it works great, and i really like it. maybe all these problems i'm having is just mine, but i still need to figure stuff out. i would recommend it though cause its not the cheapest and its not no $500 player. a good player for the money.

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    Not sure

    Chris from Plainwell,MI on 9/13/2008

    2003 Pontiac Vibe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Lets start off by saying crutchfield service was great, great price, quick shipping and almost fits perfect. Install went fine only problem was my fault. The radio, Its sound great, controls are ok and lots of input choices. The radio receiver is my only problem it seems to be weak on HD and regular stations. Maybe it where I live but the HD stations cut in and out. Not a big problem unless the station in not in sync, but that not really the radio's problem, I think. Would I buy another Dual, not the next time. I will try a different brand to see if it's the area for the stations or the radio. After that I will see.

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    Decent and Affordable

    Sanfam from Rochester, NY on 9/12/2008

    1988 Volvo 740
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    My twenty year old tape deck finally died and this provided a simple solution that has performed above my expectations for a full month (as of this post). It is driving two Infinity Reference 5002i speakers in the front and two stock Volvo paper cones in the rear. It cannot adequately reproduce much of any bass on the more power hungry infinity drivers. If this is among your requirements, then a low-end (40-50 watt/channel) amplifier should more offer more punch and improve sound quality all round. My biggest complaint has to be the unreliable USB power levels. It seems as if, depending on vehicle voltage and only during Aux mode, +5v power to the USB port is switched on or off without warning. Nothing terrible, but it can be annoying if your device alters brightness based on power. Other complaints include the equalizer, which is lacking any real use. Neither the LCD nor key backlights dim. It will not interface with an iPod over USB, but it never said it would (Use Aux input for that). HDRadio tuning is a fantastic plus. While it doesn't really seem to offer improved literal audio quality, it does certainly improve selection. The rotary encoder (volume knob) is a leap beyond most products in this price range. I've had to quickly adjust volume on the road with up/down buttons before and it has never been something I felt comfortable doing while driving. It's not for audiophiles, but it doesn't try to be.

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    Dual XHD6425

    Ken from Independence, Mo on 9/12/2008

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Works great.

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    Dual XHD6425

    Peter from IA on 9/12/2008

    2002 Honda Accord
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This product improved the sound in my stock speakers greatly. Only con is that the HD radio wasn't as good as I expected. Hopefully more radio stations will be switching to HD soon. I would definitely buy this again.

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    Dual XHD 6425

    Richard from Pittsburgh PA on 9/12/2008

    2003 Kia Sorento EX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this radio to give me an aux input jack for my Sirius radio and it does a great job of simplifying that connection. The bonus features of this radio are HD radio - it's great, and the USB slot on the front. I can load a USB memory key with MP3's and this will last me for the longest drive i'll ever have. I've played a couple of CD's on it and they sound great, but the USB feature will mean that I'm going to be using it that way in the future. The radio took less than an hour to install in our Kia Sorento and it sounds great. The supplied adapters were easy to use - I highly recommend this radio.

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    HD is great

    Doug from Twin Cities on 9/11/2008

    1996 Chevrolet Suburban
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is the first radio I installed myself and it went very smoothly thanks to Crutchfield's installation gear and instructions. I grew tired of CDs in my 1996 Suburban so I wanted a radio with a front USB port. After installation, however, I was completely blown away by how good HD radio sounds on my stock speakers. The terrain in the Twin Cities is flat so the HD stations come in loud and strong. I'm enjoying HD radio more than the USB port. I've tested my 1 gb flash drive in the USB port and it worked great. The radio sees the "folders" for each album and captures the tagging info. The radio lets you bounce from song to song or album to album.

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    Bang for buck

    Jeffrey from Irvine, CA on 9/11/2008

    1999 Toyota Camry Solara
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    There's 2 things it lacks: Ipod connector, and built-in bluetooth. However, it's got USB, which will read Ipod like a harddrive. Highlight of the deck is built in HD receiver. I just went to 3 Big-Box chain electronic stores and most of their radios don't have it built in. I get a whine from the output relative to RPM, so I'm going to re-ground with a separate wire to the chassis. The cd laser sucks at reading mildly scuffed/scratched CDs.

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    Dual XHD6425

    TIMMY! from Raleigh, NC on 9/11/2008

    1995 Dodge Neon
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent product. I love the USB port, It's alot easier to deal with than having to put music on a disc. It's installed in my work vehicle and makes the day go by much easier. The HD radio is also a nice touch. More stations in the area are switching to HD so there are more music to choose from. This is a quality product and the price can't be beat!!!! Also very easy to install, took only 20 minutes.

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    Dual XHD6425

    Dennis from New york - Long island on 9/10/2008

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The XHD-6425 is a great radio with easy to use features , I installed the radio along with the bluetooth module and I couldnt be more happy - Bluetooth volume could be louder but not enough to be a defect... Superb buy and very recommended.

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    Dual XHD6425

    toydoctor from Memphis, Tn on 9/8/2008

    1994 Mazda MX3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I put this in a Mazda MX3 and I am very happy with this product. Easy to read display; functions easy to use. Here in Memphis and suburbs reception of stations (regular and HD) are very good. Installation was a breeze.

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    Good product, great price

    Eric from Pittsburgh, PA on 9/8/2008

    2002 Toyota RAV4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Fine product for the price. Installed incredibly easy with the included installation kit. The USB port is great although quirky, just need to learn how to work around the quirks. Feel I don't really need the Aux port with the USB port, but I'm sure something will come around and I'll be glad to have it. Some of the things I don't like are how it displays the information playing from the tracks. I believe more options should be available on how the unit displays this information.

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    Built in HD reciever

    piston55 from Houston, Texas on 9/7/2008

    2005 Chevrolet Aveo
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Radio was easy to install. It gives great reception and clear HD Channels. Looking to purchase another in the future for my other vehicle. Easy to use Aux and USB port for other devices. An outstanding buy at a reasonable price. Thanks

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    Great Value!

    Guy from Eugene, Oregon on 9/4/2008

    1991 Volvo 240 Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I remember when Dual was known for making great automatic turntables - back when you stacked vinyl LP's for automatic play. I didn't know that they made car stereos, but this one was a bargain. It works great and sounds wonderful. I'm still pinching myself over the price! Haven't tried anything other than the HD radio, but it is clearly a big improvement.

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    Great value for your money

    Ryonald from Shaker Heights, OH on 9/4/2008

    2000 Toyota Sienna
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    - Easy to install - Great if you want to upgrade to HD radio for a considerable price - USB input's just great. You dont need an Ipod, etc. just plug it in and enjoy. when you turn-off the radio it goes back to your last track. - optional bluetooth capability for your cellphone. - Regarding the reception- same with satellite radios, it depends on your location.

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    Dual HD Radio

    Gary from Underwood, Iowa on 9/1/2008

    2006 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The radio installed easily and the installation kit worked great.

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    Great For The Price

    Bill from Gaithersburg, MD on 9/1/2008

    2005 Saturn ION 2

    I recently purchased this radio and it is great. The HD-Radio sound quality is better than my cds. I wish that the USB port would play my Zune files. It says that they need to be .mp3 or .wma files. THEY ALL ARE!! I have no idea why it won't work but the AUX port is great and i just use that. The faceplate itself feels a little cheap, with all the plastic, but it really looks cool at night with the blue lights. If you want to see what song is playing on the radio, you have to hit display until it shows you everything else that it can do and it doesn't scroll through the info like i want it to. The remote is kind of useful and above all else it is a pretty cool device.

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    Dual XHD6425

    Everett from Dallas, GA on 9/1/2008

    2003 Toyota Camry Solara
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a great HD radio head unit. I especially like the USB and AUX inputs so I can hookup my portable MP3 player. This unit sounds much better than my factory installed head unit. The installation of this unit in my 2003 Solara was a breeze. I reccomend this unit to anyone looking for HD Radio.

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    Dual, what is a Dual?

    Jared from San Antonio, TX on 9/1/2008

    2001 Isuzu Rodeo Sport
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The head unit came fast and the optional Bluetooth connector came faster than advertised since it was backordered a few days. I'm extremely happy with the radio, and the bluetooth and usb options work well. I have the simpletech blueberry, 2.5" usb powered hard drive. The drive came with NTFS and wouldn't work, so I tried FAT32 and it worked!!! So format your hard drives to the old FAT32. The instructions for installation were excellent for the radio. The DD pocket instructions weren't. It isn't a perfect fit, but with trial and error I was able to find a solution. I will recommend this to a friend.

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    HD reception not great

    Scott from Rochester NY on 8/29/2008

    2005 Pontiac Sunfire
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This radio went in easy, with excellent directions and support. Works really nicely, but HD reception is simply not all that great, at least around here. I think it's the medium, and not the radio. Before buying a radio with built in HD, I recommend searching about reception before making a decision. HD-1 channels revert to analog radio (eventually) when HD blinks out, but HD-2 and HD-3 don't. When you have reception, it sounds great. This isn't a knock on this radio, which I like, but HD in general.

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    Dual XHD6425

    Chris from Lansing, MI on 8/26/2008

    2005 Hyundai Elantra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a great radio! MP3 CD, HD Radio, USB, AUX, equalizer, loudness boost, and many other great features! It may not have the outputs that other radios have but gotta sacrifice something to get all those imputs i figure and keep this low price. I highly recommend it to anyone as long as the lack of outputs doesn't bother you. Been using it for a month or so now and no real complaints about it. Interface is easy to use once u get used to it. Buttons are easy to press and the remote works great as well. Was also very easy to install. Recommend you solder the connections for optimal sound. Check out the Crutchfield site for info on how to install it. They are really helpful.

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    Great Radio

    jf from New Jersey on 8/23/2008

    2003 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this unit to replace the factory one in my wife's 2003 Honda Civic Coupe. The factory unit was starting to skip on CDs and just wasn't sounding very good. This radio had everything I was looking for at a great price. I especially wanted MP3 capability and an aux option on the front of the unit. I was a little hesitant because I hadn't heard of the brand before. It's sounds great though. I love the USB port on the front, and the fidelity of the HD channels is great. All of the playback options sound much better than factory unit and I didn't replace the speakers. My only problem with the HD is that the signal does not seem to be as strong as analog FM, so it tends to go in and out where I live which is annoying. As I get closer to NYC though the stations lock on. My only other complaint is that the radio is positioned very high on the dash in the 03 Civic, and it is also pitched backward about 15 - 20 degrees. Because of this placement and the pitch, it is very difficult to read the display in the daylight. If you move above the radio, you can see it fine. It appears to be manufactured to be viewed from above. In bright sunlight you cannot read the display at all, so be warned! Even with this problem I would still recommend the radio (especially for the money).

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    Dual XHD6425

    brad from Eastern Iowa on 8/23/2008

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I installed the unit about 3 weeks ago. The directions were perfect and made it hassle free to install. The unit is pretty easy to use and the remote is nice. The only complaint I have is that my factory stereo had an issue with reception and I was hoping this deck would be better at getting decent reception and it is the same or maybe worse. I would buy this unit again though. Can't go wrong for the features and price.

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    Excellent

    Eric from Dallas, TX on 8/23/2008

    2000 Honda Accord
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I think this is a great radio. It was very easy to install and it makes my stock six speakers sound great. HD is the way, it is unbelievable how good it sounds. Would be better if the blue tooth came with it or was built in but hey, you can't get everything for free.

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    The Perfect setup

    coyotejbob from Lakebay Washington on 8/22/2008

    1995 Mercury Mystique
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The order showed up really really fast. 4 days early actually. I was going to make a harness for this radio to install an amp in the trunk and it came with one! Everything is really detailed and the deck sounds pretty decent. I have it hooked up with 4 infinity kappas with a 2 channel Sony Xplode 1000 watt amplifier. This was really easy. Thank you.

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    Dual XHD6425

    Robert from St.Paul MN on 8/20/2008

    2005 Ford Crown Victoria
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I ordered this deck with very little knowledge of the brand. Very easy to install and setup. HD is noticeably better than regular reception. For the price this deck can't be beat. The install package and directions from Crutchfield were perfect for my car. 1 hour from start to music!

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    Dual XHD6425

    Rat from Eureka, IL on 8/19/2008

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This radio is a real nice unit and easy to install. I did not change my stock truck speakers. I think the sound quality would be better if I did. The only real complaint I have about the unit is the display. It uses white characters. When the sun comes through the back window, the display is real weak and almost un-readable. With the built in HD Reciever, I can only pick up 2 stations in this area. But, what an incredible difference between the sound quality of normal FM Stereo Station and the HD Station. The HD really does produce high quality sound. We need more HD Stations around here.

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    Outstanding unit!

    Earle from Philly, PA on 8/19/2008

    2003 Honda CRV EX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I tried this radio because I wanted to check out HD radio - I spend over an hour in the car every day, and I won't pay subscription fees for radio, to be sure. I wasn't sure about Dual simply because I had no experience - I've usually used Kenwood or Sony. BOTTOM LINE - you cannot beat this radio! The HD is easy to use, and it's not a flaky/quirky as some folks seem to have made HD sound in some of the reviews. I'm about to pick up another car, and I am probably ordering a second one of these for that car. It does help that I live in a metropolitan area. As soon as I get to far southern New Jersey the HD options taper off to just a couple stations. No worry - so it's old-fashioned FM at that point! USB seemed like a "toy" option to me, but I was interested in it so that's another reason why I picked this unit up over the cheaper version without it. I've loaded up a 2 Gb memory stick with a bunch of my favorite albums. I'd have to cross the country to even come close to getting through all those MP3's! Let me just say USB is no longer a "toy" option - I absolutely love it. It can be tough navigating around 20 albums of music, but the inconvenience seems minor. And the front aux - kids favorite because of MP3 player and Ipod. Can't beat this radio for the price, features, and quality.

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    Dual XHD6425

    linda18814 from airmont,ny on 8/19/2008

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    i was very leary about buying this radio,i have never heard of the brand. when i installed it i was very happy with the sound and all the fun features it has. the only thing i was very dissapointed about was the HD, i live in a very wooded area so it cuts in and out alot of analog and HD,the dj repeats himself from the delay and it makes it aound like and acid trip haha.

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    Perfect Choice

    Douglas from San Diego, CA on 8/18/2008

    2000 Mercury Grand Marquis
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It has everything I need. Aux, USB, CD-R, 30 presets. It remembers where you were on the USB, even if you switch over to a CD or radio and come back or if you turn off the stereo or car. Price was phenomenal. Quality excellent, although I prefer the sturdiness of my Ford factory stereo. Installation was a bit frustrating, but do-able. Operation and manual are excellent. The only operational deficiency is the fast-fwd and fast-reverse on USB are not fast.

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    Dual XHD6425

    Bernie from Conesville, Ohio on 8/17/2008

    1990 GMC Sierra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great receiver, very happy.

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    Dual XHD6425

    Paul from Hudson, MA on 8/15/2008

    2001 Chevrolet Suburban

    Great receiver for the money. I've had Sony and Pioneer in the past and this seems like comparable quality. MP3s on the USB drive play fine and with a fast jump drive, load in about the same time as a CD with .WAV files (2-3 seconds). The menus/operating system are the only problem. There does not seem to be a way to navigate through a folder system. What I mean is that the only option you have is to scroll through the folders as if there were no folder levels. This is like having all albums in one giant folder and you cannot scroll through folders while a song is playing. Bottom line, it is not good for a music collection, because it is difficult to get to a particular album. Audio quality, CD playback, HD radio, and overall quality are very good. I haven't tried AUX in yet.

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    great features, OK sound

    Shashank from new york on 8/15/2008

    2003 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Impressive features. However, buttons are hard to use, remote is what I use most of the time. Sound quality is OK. If you are an audiophile, dont buy it. I find the low end ranges dont sound that great. Ton of features and adjustments are possible. wishlist: a 5 band equalizer. Crutchfield experience was superior!! Great job Crutchfield!

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    Best Bang for the Buck

    rod from San Ramon, CA on 8/14/2008

    1994 Honda Civic SI
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This head unit is hands down the best bang for the buck. It comes with lots of features that actually work great. I just bought a 94 Civic with a factory deck that didn't work. I needed to replace it with a unit that had a bluetooth hands free option because of the recent laws here in CA. I was also looking for something with a front AUX and USB port. The Dual XHD6425 fit the bill nicely and it was super cheap. Too cheap actually!! I hesitated in buying it because it wasn't one of the bigger brands. I never owned anything from Dual. Don't forget to buy the bluetooth adapter, its worth it. The style of the deck isn't as fancy as the other brands but it does exactly what its supposed to do. The HD radio is amazingly clear and the AUX and USB ports in the front are convenient. But the best is the Bluetooth hands free calling. When you're listening to music and you get a call the music stops and the incoming number is displayed on the deck. Just a simple press of the phone button on the mic and you're talking. No need to take out your phone from your pocket. The sound quality is pretty good. On the freeway you have to have your windows up though. All in all i'm very pleased with this purchase. I'm thinking of upgrading the stock units on my other cars with this one.

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    Dual XHD6425

    Joan from Livermore, CA on 8/10/2008

    2002 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I'm a single mom and have trusted Crutchfield to walk me through "simple" installation procedures in the past (e.g., hooking up a DVD player/recorder and receiver to my TV). I was looking for an upgrade unit for my daughter's first car so that she could plug in her iPod, so I went with Crutchfield again since they included an installation kit. I have to admit I was slightly intimidated by all the doodads that came out of the box, but I dug right in. My neighbors and even my mailman couldn't believe it when they saw me with everything spread out in the driveway, but I am totally proud to say that I installed this receiver by myself, my daughter LOVES it, and it works great! Thanks so much, Crutchfield, you're the BEST. :)

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    Great Head Unit

    david from Colorado on 8/10/2008

    1997 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was looking for HD Radio, AUX input, and preamp outputs, and this had them all. Super easy to use/great manual. The HD Radio sounds better than expected, and installation was real easy. Much better than my previous Pioneer unit.

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    Good deal

    Neil_h from Atlanta on 8/9/2008

    1995 Honda Accord LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Purchased this from Crutchfield and was motivated by the rebate on this model. Great service from Crutchfield, order included the kit for my Honda Accord and a wiring harness, as well as installation instructions. Since I have trouble screwing in a light bulb, I took everything to a local installer. They told me that they use their own parts as they are of better quality. So the estimate to install the radio (despite having everything) is $102. Obviously I was not going to pay more for installation than the cost of the radio so I took it to another local shop and got it installed with Crutchfield sent parts for $40. Now for the radio... the volume knob is kind of small, the buttons are okay, took one read of the manual to familiarize myself with features. The HD radio is fine when it has a strong signal. Driving west of Atlanta, the 90.1 NPR station keeps fading and "Linking" appears on the display, so that station is pretty much useless. There should be an option to turn of HD and listen to analog as a preference. The AM reception is weaker than the factory radio. The USB input is useful as I tried a 512MB thumb drive, and it worked fine. It resumes from the previous position as long as the thumb drive is not removed. However this didn't work for the mp3 CD as it starts from track 1 each time the car is turned off, or CD is ejected. Overall, a good buy and I would recommend it.

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    Exactly what I was looking for

    rtksj from Montgomery, AL on 8/9/2008

    2000 Ford Explorer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was looking for an HD receiver that has the USB on the front panel as well as bluetooth. I found it in this receiver. It sounds great, plays my tunes on my jump drive without a problem. Just plug your jump drive into the USB port, select the USB port and away you go. The bluetooth is easy to operate and has excellent sound. Everyone who knows I am using my bluetooth in my car has commented on how good it sounds and how little car noise it transmits. The installation was a plug and play in my Explorer. I had the unit installed in less than 30 minutes. You can't beat the value/price combination in this unit.

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    Looking for these features

    Jack from Minneapolis, MN on 8/2/2008

    1995 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was looking for a unit that has HD radio, front Aux input and a USB input. This Dual 6425 fit all requirements plus it had a remote which makes it sweet and easy to use - I didn't think a remote would make that much difference, but it does. The instructions from Crutchfield were right on. Dash removal was easy and the supplied wiring harness made a big difference. I was lucky to have access to a good soldering iron and heat gun to solder and shrink insulate the connections. Plugging in the connections was then easy. It does take a learning curve to use the radio and there is some delay in the HD locking onto the stations. I am only listening to HD stations now. AM - HD is a big improvement, while there is less of an improvement for me with the FM HD - but I am glad to have more radio stations now. The USB connection is great for PodCasts - now I don't have to have them on my MP3 player. I haven't purchased a 1/8", 3.5mm aux patch cable yet to test out the aux input. CD player works much better than the CD changer that I had before - now that I can have multiple albums on a single CD. Can't wait to hook up my Zune player to the Aux port. The bezel didn't fit my installation (Camry) - not enough clearance - but looks OK with a small gap. The factory radio had a flush front - wish this radio also had that look. I am thinking about getting a second radio for our other car!

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    Great Stereo...Great Value

    Denny from Wauseon, OH on 8/1/2008

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    For features and price you can't beat this stereo. Thanks to all the extras that Crutchfield included, the install went smooth as glass. The website said it didn't fit my 1996 Grand Prix, but it fit perfect with the install kit. The GM antenna adapter was bad, but Crutchfield gave me the option of having them send a new one, or credit my account and I go buy one at a local store. I opted for the credit. Thanks Crutchfield! You're top-notch! Pros: Feature packed, the bluetooth module is crystal clear on both ends. Cons: You have to hold the mute button for 3 seconds to disconnect a call...just pressing the phone button again would be much better. When playing an mp3 CD, if you have the track title scrolling and you search for another song, when the new song starts playing the display reverts to the track number rather than staying on the title. You have to hit the display button several times to get back to the title. A little irritating, but not a deal-breaker. It choked on one commercial CD - Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon - it kept skipping songs and took a long time to access the tracks. This was the only CD I had trouble with and it was scratch-free. I also wish the display could alternate between artist and track title, but that's a minor complaint. All in all, the best bang for your buck in my opinion.

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    William from Baltimore Area on 7/28/2008

    2000 Mazda Protege
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I've been looking for a car stereo that could play CD-R's, I don't like to put originals in the car. I wanted to play MP3's. I wanted HD radio. I wanted an aux in jack. Bluetooth & USB was gravy. I got the XHD6425, and BTH60 Bluetooth. I backordered the unit 7/23, Crutchfield shipped the unit 7/24! The install went like Crutchfield said. Building the wiring harness was matching colors. I did the twist, solder, and shrink tubing method. I did need to buy a spade lug connector for the ground, I could have spliced the ground wire and been fine. Fit was TIGHT. The system barely fit the depth, but Crutchfield warned I might have to modify the rear bracket. I carefully routed the wires away from the rear bracket, slid the unit in, and pushed, the tabs on both sides clicked into place! FM reception is better than the factory radio. HD slips in and out, but, stations in my area are in sync, so it's not aggravating. I'm in a rural area about 40 miles from Baltimore, so I'm happy. Burned CD's play great. MP3 disks are awesome, a nearly full MP3 disk takes about 1 sec to find the next song on random. Bluetooth calls are crystal clear, on the other end it's better than my Moto H700 earpiece, almost as good as the phone directly. I have big hands, I haven't had any problems with small buttons. The biggest problem with this system is that there's so much packed in one system, remembering how to use everything is difficult. I'm very happy with my purchase. Crutchfield is fantastic!

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    Matt from Carson/Tahoe, NV on 7/28/2008

    2005 Dodge Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Replaced my factory CD player in my 05' Ram 1500 with this one. Liked it well enough to order 2 more for my other 2 vehicles! I picked it because of the features, namely the front aux input and USB. HD radio was a nice bonus - better for the rebate than for the capability for me as no one broadcasts in HD in my area yet. The radio is ok - but my stock one actually had a little better reception. Wish I could tune manually instead of seek. CD player sounds fine. It's nice having some EQ's but being able to set my own custom settings would be nice. It's really cool to be able to connect my Zune to the AUX and charge it with the USB at the same time. Sound is still not as good as the CD or radio, but it could be my cable. It's still 100x better than the FM modulator I was using. Ordered the BT, haven't got it to test out yet, but expect it to be hassle free. I've installed many radios in the last 2 dozen years, and thanks to all the extras Crutchfield includes, this was the easiest one ever.

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    Great Stereo for the Price

    Cody from Tonganoxie, KS on 7/27/2008

    2001 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Awesome stereo ... especially for the price. I checked with a local dealer to make sure that the Dual name would be a good purchase and he assured me that it would. So far, so good ... I love it! The AUX is front and center and easy to access too. A couple of thoughts on the other side of the coin - the USB will only play music that is not digitally protected so there goes using it for my MP3 player that has Rhapsody music on it. Bummer. Also, the manual tuning of the stereo isn't automatic - you have to hold it down for a couple of seconds to get it in Manual mode. Awkward, but doable. I have not regrets on this purchase.

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    What a Difference!!

    Roger from Charleston, SC on 7/18/2008

    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Replaced the factory Infinity AM/FM/CASS with this radio, and heard the difference right away. Clear, crisp audio, much better sensitivity on station searching. And having the HD radio channels makes it so much better for the drive. Having the ability to switch between preset EQ's and my own treb/bass settings is a plus. CD's sound excellent on this radio, but haven't tried the USB adapter yet. Everything is easy to reach and use, as soon as you figure out what each button does. My only complaint is that the CD eject button and the front panel eject button are so close that if you don't watch what you're doing, you'll hit the wrong one. Easy install, looks like factory with the kit.

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    Good for money - if you handle the whine

    Jeff from Phoenix, AZ on 7/18/2008

    2002 Nissan Maxima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The install was fine, adapter for 2002 Maxima looks good and provide a storage pocket (dealer wanted $1,800 to sell me a replacement stereo - does even read mp3 cd's - no USB, aux, or Bluetooth adapter!). There is a noticeable amount of engine whine. I talked to support and tried various grounding points but no improvement. The next time I order something from Crutchfield I will try the power line filter (I don't drive the car and she doesn't mind it). Sometimes the CD player just spins and never starts so you have to power off then on. Maybe the CD burn wasn't good. If it stops working 100% hopefully it will be under warranty. The sound has to be turned way up when using the phone, and then way down before the music comes back. It has a lot of features for the price, but lacks a little on quality so if you are an audiophile spend the extra money.

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    Works great has a few issues

    Kelly from Phoenix, AZ on 7/15/2008

    1999 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Well we got this to replace our Kenwood we had for 8 months then got stolen. Was as easy to install as the kenwood. All functions work built in AMP little weak but for the price I would expect that. The only complaint we had was the slow spead which it cue's MP3 CD's and USB devices. Takes about 15-30 seconds to cue up. Doesn't seem like long time but seems to take for ever when your driving. I will buy another one from our 08 STI also. I want to try a AMP and better speakers with that. I think it will work fine. I would puchase a better one but you can't find anything with so many features in one unit.

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    Great product

    trevor from Kettering, OH on 7/14/2008

    1995 Ford Windstar
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This receiver is everything u could ask for for the price! The aux plug-in in the front is easily accesable for ipods or mp3 players. The hd channels come in crystal clear. display is easy to read and buttons are easy to learn. the remote is a great use. hard to beat for the price.

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    Bang 4 your buck!

    Gabe from Oceanside, CA on 7/14/2008

    1997 Acura Integra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I purchased this receiver b/c IMO it had the most to offer for the affordable price and I was very impressed. The good things about this receiver are: -Sound Clarity -Easy to use remote -Great AM/FM signal in both HD and Non-HD -Haven't had a CD skip til this day when running into potholes and other dips in the road -Display is not blinding at night -The thing I love the most is not having to carry CD's. I just connect the easy access USB and flip through the folders =) -Easy to install. Took about an hr with all the soldering and being a perfectionist with it. The bad things are: -Always have the "Loud" option on (need to play it at 80-90% max volume to get to a desirable level for some music) -Unprogrammable display -No easy way to skip through 100's of songs in a folder with USB -limited EQ's -Unable to turn off scanning completely when using the radio. Overall though, I give this receiver 4 stars due to the fact that I've had a Panasonic receiver in the past, and this receiver's even better. Definitely a bang for your buck. If you're not looking for a fancy digital display or a receiver for competition, this is by far the best choice. Thanks Crutchfield for the easy installation gear and instructions!!!! You've saved me 100's of $'s!!! =)

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    King Hing from Walled Lake, MI on 7/9/2008

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This product is looks nice - but the remote stop working two weeks after the CD Player been installed. I think the workmanship is fair !

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    ENGINE WHINE-STATIC

    Jaydog from BRANSON, MO on 7/8/2008

    2002 Toyota Celica GTS
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    INSTALLED RECEIVER AND EVERTHING WORKED WELL UNTIL YOU STARTED TO DRIVE DOWN THE ROAD. GOT LOTS OF ENGINE WHINNING. CALLED SUPPORT, THEY WERE VERY HELPFUL AND DID EVERYTHING THEY SAID, BUT NOTHING WORKED; STILL HAD ENGINE WHINNING. THE BACKGROUND NOISE WAS PRETTY HIGH AND STATIONS WERE WEEK AND STATICKY. BUTTONS ON RECEIVER ARE SMALL AND HARD TO PUSH WHILE GOING DOWN ROAD. I GUESS THAT'S WHY THEY GIVE YOU A REMOTE :) SENT RECEIVER BACK IN FOR EXCHANGE OF THE KENWOOD FOR ABOUT $30 MORE. WE'LL SEE HOW THAT ONE PERFORMS.

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    Great Deal For The Price - 2001 Toyota Solara

    Jon from Denver, CO on 7/7/2008

    2001 Toyota Camry Solara
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I wasn't in the market for a new stereo, but when I saw this, I jumped at the chance to get a stereo which could give me the direct connection I craved for my iPod, plus HD radio. Soldering the wiring harness to the stereo leads took a while, but the instructions made it easy. It went in without any problems, and worked immediately. The extra shelf underneath is nice to hold my cell phone and the remote control. I didn't realize how much I'd like the remote, but I use it all the time. I saw reviews where people are disappointed with the performance, but for the price I didn't expect it to sound like Carnegie Hall. Quality is great and I don't notice any hissing or other issues people mentioned. HD radio vs. regular radio sounds like CD vs. Cassette tape. One review made it sound like the radio cut out every time it switched from HD to regular, but it doesn't. It just sounds a little muffled on regular once you get used to listening to HD. The only time I notice that is leaving the city to head into the mountains. It still sounds fine, it's just not HD. I also receive AM stations MUCH more clearly. I always lost ESPN Radio near the airport, but now it's clear. The removeable face plate is nice for parking downtown, and there is a blinking red LED, which makes it look like a security system is enabled. My new speakers now sound great thanks to this new stereo, and I couldn't ask for anything more from such a great deal. Thanks, Crutchfield!

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    Lars from Dallas on 7/7/2008

    1991 Chrysler Fifth Avenue
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very nice sound, especially for the price. I first installed it with the factory speakers and it sounds really nice. The preset settings are just right. The usb is wonderful its very nice to plug in my play list from my pc. Later I installed a set of blaupunkt in the front and 6x9 alpine speakers in the rear wich I also purchased from Crutchfield. Very nice bass kick with no subwolfer. No distortion or hiss at all. The hd stereo sounds premium. The buttons are not hard to follow once you learn them, I would suggest using the remote if you have large fingers. Very solid especially for the price.

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    Can't beat the Dual XHD6425 in this price range

    John from Southeast US on 7/2/2008

    I have a 97 Isuzu Rodeo with a factory stereo (adequate), an aftermarket 6-CD Changer and an XM (each with their own RF modulator). All worked well, sound (with my recently upgraded, from Crutchfield, speakers) was great, but when the factory stereo started acting up I decided to upgrade and get rid of the 2 modulators and wiring. Reviews of other stereos with similar features showed that the Bluetooth was less than stellar unless you go up significantly in price. My Rodeo has more interior road noise than most cars, so this was an issue; the fact that the BT microphone was able to be mounted anywhere (instead of being part of the radio faceplate) was a plus for me. The installation guide and factory stereo adaptor were perfect. All works great, the BT sound is better than I could ever expect (those I call say I sound like I am just in a room on the phone, not driving on the freeway). The CD and auxiliary input work great, I have not listened to "regular radio" in >5 years, while I did tune in some stations on this new Dual unit (it does work!), I probably won't use it! Since becoming XM's #1 fan I have yet to adopt an MP3 device, but this USB input looks like a great feature, I'm looking forward to trying it. Overall the sound quality is great, better than I expected. My conclusion is that if you want to spend <$200 for a CD tuner with Bluetooth, this is the best unit available. I'm a satisfied customer (again!). JH July 2008

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    High on features, low on quality

    David from UT on 7/1/2008

    2003 Honda Odyssey
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good: only way you're gonna get HD, USB, AUX input and bluetooth on the same deck. The features are plentiful, and all work fairly well. My unit at least, has a decent HD receiver which was the main reason I bought this unit. My local HD broadcaster lost 2/3 of their broadcast power and I was told to expect to lose the signal, but this receiver kept that HD signal locked in almost the whole time. I'm actually pretty impressed with this HD receiver. Bad: the sound quality is lacking and the noise floor is quite high (you can hear an audible hiss whenever the unit is on - though it's not noticeable when driving). The buttons are cheap and sometimes don't register a depress, and sometimes register two instead of one which can get annoying. The USB file management is inadequate. Files are organized by subdirectories, but you can only have a total of 127 of those. I bought an 8GB thumb drive and quickly ran out of subdirectories before I filled the thing. Also, songs will be played in the order they were written to the drive, and there is no way to use playlists.

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    Good Radio

    Guy from Minneapolis MN on 6/30/2008

    1995 Chevrolet K Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I purchased this for my 1995 Chevy pickup after the previous radio died and the radio is fine. However, you may be disappointed at the size of the volume knob. Other then that the radio is pleasing to look at and the display works is easily visible for me.

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    Engine whine

    metamora from Billerica, MA on 6/25/2008

    2001 Subaru Outback
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I installed this in my 2001 Subaru Outback when the factory unit died. I selected this unit for price and features - particularly the HD radio which I have come to enjoy in my house. The unit installed easily with the instructions provided. When I first turned it on it sounded great. HD radio sensitivity was good and since we have many HD channels around here I did not experience the problems others have reported with linking to stations. However, as soon as I tried the radio while driving I noticed the distinctive alternator engine whine. Generally a sign of a poor ground I checked all the connections 2-3 times. The whine would get better or worse but never go away. On the advice of the very good Crutchfield support technicians I moved the ground to several different points. I even drilled a hole in the chassis and bolted the ground directly to the car frame but the whine persisted. I purchased a noise supressor from Crutchfield thinking it would do the trick but there was no difference. I tried living with the noise (which I never experienced with the factory unit) for a few weeks thinking I would get accustomed to it but it drove me nuts. Finally I decided to return the unit and try another manufacturer.

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    Not sensitive enough

    Opus from Northern NJ on 6/12/2008

    1998 Nissan Maxima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    After 6 weeks with this unit, I am somewhat disappointed. The tuner sensitivity is poor compared to the factory (Nissan) unit. (Most Nissans have a diversity tuner.) Stations that previously came in well, now get fuzzy and fade in & out. The HD Radio is really nice when it comes in, but it's even more fussy about location. I am about 30 miles from Manhattan and most stations broadcast from the Empire State building - I should get better reception than this. Otherwise, the remaining functions are fine. As others have mentioned, the buttons are small and are forced to serve multiple functions - this really needs better ergonomic planning.

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    Dual XHD6425

    Chris from Baltimore, Md on 6/9/2008

    It takes a good minute every time you insert an mp3 CD for it to search. When you turn off the ignition and turn it back on, it goes back to the first track...sometimes. Not every time, just sometimes. There is a hiss all the time no matter what you're listening to. Whatever display option you choose, like for me the clock, when you turn off the ignition and back on, it goes back to factory settings on the display which for a CD is the time of the track. Who wants to see that? You need a toothpick to push some of the buttons. I sent it back and went with the JVC KD-HDR1 for the same price and it is 10X the receiver. I was leary about buying a Dual...I should have went with my gut. Never again!

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    Great radio. I love it

    sitnik from New York on 6/3/2008

    2000 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am using this radio for more than 6 months (since Oct 2007). I love it. It was worth the investment. HD Radio: not much better audio quality over clean FM (with stock Camry speakers), but it gives more listening choices, much better AM and some song/artist titles. Reception around NYC (NJ, Westchester) is very good, with the exception of a few dead spots. Bluetooth: #1 reason to buy this radio. Sound quality is superb, both ways. It connects with my LG 9400 automatically and plays stereo music too. MP3/USB: works like a charm. I download podcasts into a USB flash-drive and listen in my car. CD/AUX: works, but I do not use it much. Cons: - Too many functions, too little space. The Toyota stock radio had double the space and 1/3 of the functions. This radio has many small buttons that perform multiple functions. I learned how to use it, but my wife cannot operate it fully. - Bluetooth provides "dial last number" without showing the number. Made me call the wrong people. It does show actual numbers of last received. - Fast forward of MP3 files has one too slow speed. If I need to fast forward to the mid point of 1 hour long podcast, I need to hold the FF button for 15 minutes. However, it does remember the place you left off listening to a long MP3.

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    Hey what's up w that?

    jfnsb from Santa Barbara, CA on 5/28/2008

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Okay, it works as a radio, but in a vehicle, you need to be able to see the display, which you can't during the day. and be able to control it, by pushing the buttons. Simply put, the button layout is ridiculous. Tiny buttons are not the way to control a multi-function device in a moving vehicle. DUHHH!!!!! The stock Chevy radio that this replaced was much more user-friendly. I think Dual is selling people a radio with many features, but the worst ergonomics on the market today. It works, but it is nearly impossible to control while driving. Maybe, just maybe, Dual will put some real=world testing into its development. This radio is terrible, clear and simple. The shipping from Crutch was fast and the installation kit good, so don't think I'm just an angry aging boomer. I just hate the radio.... try another brand.

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    Craig from Tacoma, WA on 5/26/2008

    1998 Honda Accord
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The self install was quick and easy especially for my first self install. Just had to match up colored wires from the stereo to the provided wire harness. No issues. The HD radio is great and I was pleased with all the extra stations I was able to pick up. The USB input works great for throwing some songs on a stick quickly. Overall the stereo is subtle so it doesn't look out of place with the rest of the dash. I believe this receiver has a lot of features for the price paid. I even a week later bought the bluetooth phone kit so now I can make hands free calls that use the stereo speakers for output. I would do it again in a heart beat. PS The installation package was great, but if Crutchfield wants to go the extra mile they should include wire caps/connectors in the install package to totally round out the package end-to-end.

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    Dual XHD6425

    ADRIAN from RACELAND, LA on 5/26/2008

    2007 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    REPLACED FACTORY STEREO WITH THIS UNIT. LIKE ALL THE FEATURES ESPECIALLY THE FRONT AUX PORT FOR MY MP3 PLAYER. THE HD RADIO SEEMS OK BUT I WILL SEE WITH TIME.

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    Buyer Beware!

    Fatcatsrw from Houston, TX on 5/21/2008

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Pros: Many features including CD player, MP3 player and flash drive adapter. The HD sound is great. The sound is crystal even at high volumes. The look of the stereo is very nice with a bright display and many options for displaying information. Cons: There is occasionally a break in the HD receiver which silents the stereo, but it's usually back on within a few seconds. The buttons are pretty small and I have small hands and sometimes hit the wrong button. The flash drive adapter has not worked well, it searches folders that don't exist on the drive and typically doesn't play anything unless I can find a folder for it to play. Comments: When you plug in the MP3 adapter, you must turn the volume up very high and then remember to turn it down before changing back to the stereo. Seriously, the radio is played at volume 1-10 and the MP3 player is at 25-35. Be careful! After 5 months of owning the stereo the display on the screen started 'frazzling' where either the display would go blank or the words would be scrambled. Recently the volume started going up and down on its own. It varies on when it does this. It could be a bump in the road or just changing the pre-set radio station. It varies on the level it changes, but this is clearly unacceptable. In some cases it goes so high it actually hurts my ears. I can say the sound quality is awesome because even at extremely high volumes, the sound is crystal.

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    Dual is my only brand from now on!

    nhfoos from Nashua, NH on 5/21/2008

    I have been buying Dual brand for quit some time now. I'm on my 5th deck not because the previous decks broke but upgrade the features. i was skeptical @ first to purchase the XHD6425 but now I'm glad i did, even though the deck that was in i got many compliments about it. I lost 20 watts going with this XHD6425 but the features outweigh the power loss. the USB, HD Radio, Bluetooth and front preouts is what i gained and well worth the $$. USB works flawless HD radio soundsgreat, the Bluetooth is great and the front preouts takes the lows out of the front speakers when i plug them into my KENWOOD KSC-SW10 sub. Don't know much about HD radio but i get many stations in the Southern NH area and i go to Boston a lot as well. so far I'm amazed at how much better it is than analog and i do not get fade in and out of the HD but it does take a few seconds to tune in but it stays after that. how can anyone complain about analog AM it's AM!!!!!! but HD AM WOW! Red Sox on the radio never sounded any better! for the Dual brand skeptics you should really check out their gear they are packed full of features at bargain prices. when paired with dual brand speakers all the decks i owned sounds better than most expensive brands i have heard. my only issue with purchasing this XHD6425 deck is i know in 9 months Dual will release another deck I'll want.

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    George from Seattle, WA on 5/15/2008

    2000 Chevrolet Express
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Replaced an old Sony and installed in less than 30 minutes in our RV. HD radio seek is great and sound coming from stock speakers are as comparable to playing a CD. Have had not had issues with the transition phase of switching from HD to regular FM in greater Seatlle area. HD tuner will be tested during our several road trips planned for this summer. Remote is very handy to have due to the distance I have from seated position to deck. Overall completely satisfied with product and of course, Crutchfield.

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    Fantastic HD Stereo for the Price

    Antoine from Northern Virginia/Washington DC Suburbs on 5/8/2008

    2007 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Just replaced factory installed stereo in '07 Camry with this HU, and am very pleased with the performance thus far. Locking onto HD stations is solid; playback from IPOD via aux port is outstanding. Bass is deep and rich while treble is crystal clear. Had planned to replace stock speakers, but this HU has improved sound quality exponentially, so I'll just maintain status quo. Remote works quite well, preferring that to controls on HU's faceplate, which is an ergonomic disaster. Install kit, instructions, and wiring harness all included free with purchase (thanks Crutchfield!)...but had to purchase crimp caps for wiring harness (c'mon Crutchfield...you should have included these as well). Instructions for REMOVING stock stereo are excellent; however, instructions for INSTALLING are substandard. Instructions included with install kit and HU were vague to the point of confusion. Crutchfield advisor and I were on the phone for over 60 minutes trying to figure out why 1/4" gap forms in square aperture between HU and installation kit. As it turns out, gap will disappear because Camry's dash will compress the installation kit/HU into a press-fit configuration. You really have to push HARD to get the installation kit/HU to properly seat into the dash. Overall, very pleased with my purchase, and strongly recommend this HU to anyone looking for an entry-level HD stereo at a great price.

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    I should have bought this Dual years ago!

    Ken from New Prague, MN on 4/28/2008

    2002 Mazda Protege
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This Dual has exceeded my expectations in almost every way. I spent several weeks browsing the Crutchfield site while contemplating what features I wanted most in a car receiver: HD Radio, USB, and Bluetooth. Initially, I did not want the Dual because I was not familiar with the brand and wanted something that I considered to be "higher-end". Other brands had the same features but the prices were much higher by the time you added a Bluetooth and/or HD module. I eventually decided on the Dual and I'm very happy with it. Plays my USB thumb drive great. HD Stations sound phenomenal. And Bluetooth works great with my Blackberry. Some areas for improvement: The buttons on the face are very small compared to my factory double-DIN radio. Takes some "getting used to" but they work. I will not be able to operate the radio if I'm wearing gloves in the winter. The volume knob is quite small too. (I have elected not to use the remote control.) The display screen is somewhat busy and I don't like the limitation of scrolling UPPERCASE text compared to some of the nice LCDs that are available. The Bluetooth module works great, however, I wish I could load my address book. You can type a phone number on the keypad, but it's not easy. I find that it's easier to select a Contact on my phone and press "dial". Then the BT kicks in and I can put the phone down during my conversation. For the price of the unit and all the features it packs, I can not complain.

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    Does it all very well

    noshoes from Tampa, Fl on 4/26/2008

    2005 Scion xB
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The Dual XHD6425 is an all around winner. The HD stations are fantastic and am sounds like fm. It is reasonably priced and I am very happy with it. I did loose some low end sound that my factory radio had with one of the eq presents but I plan on getting a powered sub to fill in for the bass level signal. The usb input is great and it will not be long before cds are completely obsolete.

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    Dual XHD6425

    Guss from Florida on 4/24/2008

    2002 Honda Accord
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The many previous reviews sum things up pretty well - It's a good value, but less than perfect. I put it in a 2002 Accord, and was pleased to find that it fit the factory bracket in spite of the fact that Customer Service told me that it would not. This allowed me to retain the storage pocket and have a very sturdy mount. The small screws were almost too short, though. On the negative side, it picks up electrical noise from the alternator, so I guess I'm going to have to do some noise suppression work on it. The factory radio that I removed did not have this problem, so I guess the cheap radios skimp on the circuitry. If the Dual company picks up on all the suggestions here, they will have a super product the next time around.

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    Good deal ... on paper

    Jason from Odenton, MD on 4/22/2008

    2003 Honda Accord LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    While this stereo has USB and bluetooth, plus more, I've discovered that it doesn't perform either of these functions especially well. Bluetooth: I was initially delighted to discover that I could play music from my phone (Cingular/HTC 3125 Windows smartphone) through the stereo. However, there are no voice dialing capabilities, and you cannot transfer contacts from the phone to the head unit. Also, the head unit would occasionally refuse to play back music, even though I could still make calls via bluetooth. USB: I loaded up a 16GB thumb drive with MP3 files using Windows Media Player's sync option and plugged it in. Music playback was flawless. However, navigating the files on the thumb drive was almost impossible. You navigate folders by hitting folder-up and folder-down, but when you move to a different folder, the display simply indicates that the track number has skipped by several places (e.g. from T01 to T16), and you have no idea which folder you're in until the song starts playing. I jumped on this unit quickly because of the price and the list of features, without doing all of the required research. Definitely download the owner's manual to get all of the details on the head unit before you buy. Crutchfield's customer service and web site was great, and the return process was very smooth.

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    Great receiver

    firedude26 from Carleton, MI on 4/20/2008

    1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought this a couple months ago, what a nice addition to my truck, it has and does so much for the money. you wont be dissapointed in the purchase. i also got the optional blur tooth device for my cell phone another great device.

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    mjp250hondarider from Boston MA on 4/8/2008

    1997 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I love this stereo great investment for my truck has everything i need Two thumbs up

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    Steve from Chilton Co., AL on 4/3/2008

    1990 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this radio to replace the worn out factory system in my wife's 19 year old Camry. The features offered far outshine those of higher-priced alternatives. It has been installed for about three weeks and we are generally pleased with its performance. We have played store-bought and home-burned CDs, MP3 CD-Rs, and MP3/WMA files via the USB connector. Only the audio jack remains untested. In our car, the head unit mounts very low in relation to the driver, so I have found it easier to keep the remote in the console and make changes with it rather than reaching for the small buttons on the face. The USB connection appears to have an issue with my wife's thumb drive. When the unit scans the drive and begins playing, the a portion of the first song will play and then it skips to another song, but it never plays anything. At times, it will not stop scanning the drive. I suspect there is an undocumented "read speed" requirement the USB drives should meet, but Dual's customer service has not replied to my inquiries. Another USB drive we have does not exhibit the same problems. The HD tuner only pulls in about 3 HD stations at our home, which is approx 50 miles from two larger cities. I don't know if this is normal for HD receivers, but when it pulls in a station, the reception is good. The Analog tuner is VERY sensitive and finds literally dozens of stations that our old stock unit didn't receive.

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    Rich from Utah on 4/1/2008

    In general, a good looking and good sounding unit, with various input features not generally available in a single unit. My prior unit (a 2 year old Blaupunkt) had lost its ability to read CD's - not good if you're out in the middle of nowhere with no radio reception. This unit has some very good points, and some very poor points. You can read the good points in in the manufacturer's summary and in other reviews. Here are some of the problems I encountered: - No dimming capability. The display is quite conservative, compared to other units, but even though the brightness is pretty good, day or night, it would be nice to be able to dim the display at night. - Poor panel design. Button size and placement are pretty much random. (For example, whoever thought of putting Mute as a tiny button right next to the Power button should be shot.) - Volume control is ok if you handle it gingerly. If you tend to press on the control as you use it, or if your car hits a bump while you're adjusting the volume, then you might just change the loudness instead. - Putting controls in a small ring around the volume control was a ridiculous idea. The comment someone else made about needing to have the hands of an eight-year old to work those buttons is absolutely true. - Remembering the more esoteric sequences of doing things (hold button for x seconds, then press something else twice, etc.) is downright confusing. You almost have to have the instruction manual with you all the time. - Limited parameter settings. For example, I prefer to display 24-hour time. This unit won't allow it unless you're in Europe. It seems like they almost went out of their way to do that. WHY???!!! I purchased this unit primarily for the CD and USB ability to play MP3s. Problems there, too: - I echo the complaints about the unit forgetting the display setting each time you turn it off. You almost have to reprogram it each time you turn it on, or settle for the defaults arbitrarily selected by the maniacal designers. - Powering off the unit (i.e. the car) while playing USB is just fine, since it will pick up where it left off. Unfortunately, this is NOT true if you change input modes. When you come back to the USB, it'll start at the beginning of the track. This may not seem that bad, but I like to listen to long tracks: audiobooks and other programs I've converted to MP3. If you're 30 minutes into a 40 minute track and switch to radio to get the latest weather, getting back to the spot you left off is an absolute nightmare. Even at 3-4x, the "fast forward" isn't fast enough, because you have to hold the button for 10 minutes! It would seem that going to the end and scanning backwards would be a good idea, but that method has SERIOUS problems: after you hold the fast reverse button for a few minutes, then let go, the unit keeps scanning backwards for a FEW MINUTES more. Really lousy design. - I quickly realized that a thumb drive sticking straight out of the ra

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    Matt from North/Central New Jersey on 3/25/2008

    2008 Ford Econoline
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    There is a delay when the radio system switches itself between digital and analog when there is a loss of HD signal and this is very annoying. DUAL Support straight out said there will be no firmware updates to correct this problem. Radio is installed correctly in a new 2008 Ford van, I live about 25 miles from Manhattan, HD Signal starts to fade about 30 miles and is dead by 60miles.

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    Why pay more?

    Ryan from St. Louis, Mo. on 3/24/2008

    1993 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was looking for a receiver to hook my MP3 player up and and was affordable. I seen this one had HD radio and Bluetooth for $150...I was sold. So far everything has been great, I went on a road trip and listened to my radio until the station went out of range and then turned to MP3 player with the press of a button. Cons: HD radio goes off and on. It will play standard radio then you will hit a HD spot and it will get real loud, then go to quiet standard def. I think thats a con of HD radio, not the receiver (It can be turned off!) Like all radios, needs to be tuned to sound good. The preset sound settings are worthless. Overall its a radio that was everything I expected to have and for the price, I think it's worth every penny.

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    optyman from Rockford, MI on 3/23/2008

    1990 Mazda Miata
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This unit has more features and options available to it than many other HD radio on the market, to-date, for the price. I too was hesitant on the brand name...but after reading all of the kudos of this unit (from this site and others) I had to take a chance. Especially with USB, Front Aux input & Bluetooth. I took advantage of the bluetooth accessory, and there are no regrets. Pairing it with my older Bluetooth enabled phone was easy...once I negotiated the menu option on the head unit. Taking calls from the unit is great, and placing them from the head unit is almost as easy. As you've read, the buttons are a little small or not enough space separates them from each other, so you may fat finger your selections. You can dial phone numbers using the head unit, all with keeping your phone in your pocket.<BR><BR> The written technical documents from Crutchfield were quite helpful. I installed this with a Sony amplifier, driving two front Kenwood speakers (also from Crutchfield) and one subwoofer (tri-mode). The stereo sounds great. Installation took me much longer, since I discovered a mess from the previous components that were in my used car. Crutchfield sends you most of the wiring you need (or may not need), depending upon how you install the head unit. I had an Amp install kit to help me out, though. They did send me the car kit that creates a void underneath the stereo. One quick call back to them, and they sent me a different car kit with a pocket, at no additional cost. This was important to me because I have a small Mazda Miata...space is a premium in this car. You may want to note this on your order, or order it over the phone, specifically with the pocket option if you desire. The pocket can be removed to install an equalizer if you use one. I did not.<BR><BR> I am still tweaking this unit for sound, and getting all of the use out of the options. The thing that I am having trouble with is finding an Ipod adapter for my Ipod Itouch to use the bluetooth option for audio listening, instead of the aux input. I purchased an Ipod adapter unit from Scosche, but the head unit did not recognize it for pairing. I wish that there was a compatibility list of Ipod adapters that this head unit recognizes, and that would save me a lot of trouble. Sony and others make them, but I am not certain which is compatible. Not without making a purchase and trying each out. As far as HD Radio, crystal clear and louder than the analog stations. It is nice to have a larger choice of stations and music.

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    Brian from Kansas City, MO on 3/21/2008

    2008 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Pros: Great price for the features (HD Radio, USB). Easy to install and works as advertised. Sounds fine. Cons: The only thing I don't like about this stereo is that you cannot select HD or regular radio. In fringe areas, the HD goes in and out. On some stations (but not all), there is a noticable time lag between the standard broadcast and the HD broadcast. It would be nice in these areas to switch off the HD receiver to prevent the 'skipping' effect. All in all, a very nice unit for a very good price. If you live in an area with a good HD signal, this is an excellent buy. The USB port is proving to be a great value, not only for playing mp3/wma files, but also for charging usb devices while on the road.

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    Dual XHD-6425 Review

    Greg from St Louis, Mo. on 3/20/2008

    2000 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I REALLY like this product, the installation was relatively simple, and with the exception of the final trim ring that did want to snap in place at first, this was a breeze! I like the HD radio feature, there are several stations in this market area that sound great. It is a little annoying that the last 2 preset buttons cannot be programmed, however, there are a total of 3 banks of FM station presets to use, so I think that will be plenty. The only other comment that I can make about this product is that I wish the clock had its own line for constant display, once again these are minor issues that i think can be dealt with. Overall, I think this is a great product, and Crutchfield was super nice to help when I did call.

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    Dual XHD6425

    Jun from KY on 3/19/2008

    I have been using JVC KD-HDR1 for several years. I need to put the HDR1 in my other car. So I replaced my JVC KD-HDR1 with this Dual HD radio. I am very disappointed with this product, particularly with the sound quality of the HD radio and CD player, as compared with the KD-HDR1. Although I got the Dual XHD6425 for only $70, I wish I could have spent a few more bucks and had bought another JVC KD-HDR1.

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    cabldawg from Patriot, Oh on 3/15/2008

    2000 Ford Econoline
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I looked at a lot of radios for my work truck (company owned) and decided to go with the Dual. I've spent more money for a radio that isn't as good as this one. I read other reviews that were critical of the control knobs feel quality wise and was happy to find that it was not an issue. Price and features make this unit a solid buy.

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    Works great, USB is a wonderful addition

    Tom from Gaithersburg, MD on 3/14/2008

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    One of my reasons for purchasing is the need for uninterrupted music for at least 6 hours while driving a long trip, when driving alone I don't want the distraction of finding another CD while in traffic. The Dual unit solves this in multiple ways. I can have a CD with MP3s, I can plug in an MP3 player, but the most pleasant surprise is that any cheap flash drive with MP3 files will work fine! The DUAL's USB controls work like some MP3 players, and even my 80GB laptop external USB drive works! Long drive problem solved! Also, Crutchfield's installation accessories make the job very easy, and the tech support advice was excellent!

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    All athe right things for the money!

    Dulce from Fort Worth, TX on 3/3/2008

    2003 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I love this stereo, I dont know if it is just me but I think the HD sounds better than my CDs (as far as quality). I used an aux to aux cable to hook up my ipod and it works. Go ahead and spend a little more ($200-300) if you want the high end name, but this stereo was perfect for my needs.

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    Scott from Michigan on 3/3/2008

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I got this to replace my old stereo that would only tune in AM stations. The HD radio built in was a big reason to buy. The USB and Aux jack are big plus's. I have yet to use the CD player but I'm sure it's as good as the rest. A great deal overall.

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    Paul_d from Annapolis MD on 3/2/2008

    1991 Acura Integra GS
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This unit took much longer than expected to install. The instructions and adapter kit need improvement for the Acura Integra. The fit is very, very tight. I have a noise problem on the analog channels. I'm still looking into the cause. It's really disappointing to replace the factory radio and have a static problem on the replacement. The unit switches from HD to analog and is very annoying in fringe coverage areas. It would be great if it could be set to analog tune only. The automatic station preset feature does not pick the strongest channels, just the first 6 stations it finds.

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    good for the money

    Ruslt from Atl, GA on 3/1/2008

    1996 Honda Accord LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was very hesitant at first about buying this brand. After reading the reviews I slapt the cash out. Wow, I'm not dissappointed the least bit. The unit gets great reception and the sound quality compared to my stock unit is night and day. I love the Aux port &amp; USB for your MP3s &amp; MP3 players. The HD is good addition. I wish id have gotten the bluetooth adapter at the same time, now im going to have to tear it out to install it. I gave the radio a 4 due to the cheap feel of the radio vs other higher grade brands, but I would choose this over the others 9 outta 10 times.

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    Tim from Jackson, NJ on 3/1/2008

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have been using this unit for about two weeks now and I am very happy with it. Plenty of features for not a whole lot of money. I bought this unit for the HD Radio tuner and it has been working well. The sound quality truly is near CD quality in HD mode when listening to an FM station that broadcasts in HD. I also like the USB connection. I was able to load a bunch of CD's on to a memory stick and listen to it without having to carry CD's in my vehicle. It's a great space saver. The sound quality of this unit is much better than the factory unit it replaced. It makes my factory speakers sound good enough to leave in. I might only consider an addition of a powered subwoofer to round out the system.

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    D from California on 2/27/2008

    2007 Chevrolet Colorado
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I chose this unit because the BTM60 got good reviews and this was the cheapest way to get a feature rich dash unit with Bluetooth. I installed the XHD6425 and BTM60 a couple of weeks ago. So far I am very happy with the unit; HD radio is nice, and the Bluetooth quality is outstanding. The pairing worked first try on a couple different phones. The USB works well to play music and charge my phone, the only problem I have had is that a 4GB MyFlash USB stick I have does not work, a newer 1GB stick I have works fine. I was surprised to find the local AM sports station broadcasting in HD. This is great if you listen to any live sports broadcast, the difference in quality between AM and AM in HD is like B&amp;W vs. color TV.

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    One good radio

    Ainsley from Somerset, NJ on 2/24/2008

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have been shopping for all my electronic on Crutchfield since 1989. They have never steered me wrong. If you have a cellphone you must purchased the bluetooth phone adapter kit, it is easy to install just plug into the back of the radio. The bluetooth phone is very clear and easy to pair to your phone. Crutchfield provide all the wiring and dashboard kit for free. Installing it myself took less than an hour. The radio is quite powerful, my IPOD is extremely loud without any amp. Get this radio you can not beat the price anywhere.

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    HD, USB & Aux in - perfect combo

    John from Andover, MA on 2/21/2008

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I've needed to upgrade my factory radio for years, and the XHD-6425 met all my needs. I listen to FM a lot, have a USB/MP3 player with my favorite tunes, and my 14-year old has an iPod with his own music. He's able (in fact eager) to share his music with me via the aux input, so he looks forward to riding in my sled, and I can choose between multiple HD stations in Boston or my own mix from the USB port. Sounds great!

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    Dan from Minneapoils, MN on 2/21/2008

    I recently installed the XHD-6425 in my Audi, and the sound quality is excelent! I was skeptical of the Dual brand, but this reciever really exceeded my expectations. Installation went easy. This is the first radio i've ever installed, and it only took me about a half hour. I bought the optional Bluetooth adapter as well, and it works great with my Motorola RAZR maxX. the only down side to the bluetooth is that the microphone needs to be placed within a foot of your mouth (like on the visor). I mounted mine right next to the reciever, and i have to constently lean into it so the other person can hear me. I like that you have the ability to dial directly from the reciever, without having to touch your cell phone. The streaming audio through the bluetooth is great also. you can skip forward and back tracks, play/pause, and stop the bluetooth audio using the reciever controls. The sound quality isn't the greatest through the bluetooth though. The HD radio amazed me! when a station is first tuned in, it comes in analog for about 4 seconds before it switches to HD. You can really hear the difference when it switches; more precise highs, and no more muddy lows. The tuner is fairly strong too, i hardly ever loose the HD signal. The analog FM stations come in really clear as well. As far as AM goes, the HD AM stations sound great, but the analog AM stations sound like it is being played through a tin can. The radio also allows you to see the Artist/Song title info with the push of a button when recieving an HD signal. This is really handy when you wanna download the song later! The USB works great, but searching through tracks is slow. It playes though the folders in alphabetical order by Artist, and takes a few seconds to load the next folder. Artist/Album/Track/Filename info can also be displayed with the push of a button. The only downside to this reciever is that in really cold mornings, the liquid white display is really slow to respond. It makes the scrolling letters and numbers unreadable, and they all blur together. The volume knob also seems a bit fragile. One thing i really like, however, is when the face plate is taken off, a red LED light flashes simulating security. The EQ settings really help make the sound three dimenshional when set in Rock or Beat. Overall a very good buy for the money. Where else can you get a built in HD radio with USB, front AUX, CD that plays mp3 and wma, and Bluetooth (for only an additional $50!) A similar Sony setup would cost close to $300, with USB unavailable.

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    Marc from Boston, MA on 2/18/2008

    2004 Subaru Impreza WRX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Pros: Great features and sound for the money. Bluetooth integration is terrific and can't be touched elsewhere at this price (even after adding cost of optional bluetooth microphone). I bought for Bluetooth functionality and HD radio was a great bonus.// Cons: Minor quibbles...A little bright at night, with no dimmer function available. USB port doesn't work for iPod so need to use Aux input which doesn't charge iPod. Aux volume is lower than radio, even with iPod output volume turned up quite high, at same setting so switching back and forth requires fiddling with the volume.// The Bluetooth integration is outstanding. When a call comes in, music mutes and caller ID shows up on head unit LCD screen. Answer with a button push on microphone. Sound quality is good as long as microphone placement is good (I tried near the deck first and that didn't work but then routed wire up A pillar and have mic velcroed right near visor; sound is very good and install is unobtrusive in car and not really visible from outside). Making calls was not so convenient until I programmed convenience key on side of my blackberry to voicedial. Now making a call only requires switching deck to Bluetooth mode, pressing convenience key on blackberry, and then giving voice command through Dual microphone. No need to take eyes off road. Install was easy. I just needed to leave off trim ring and dashboard went back together perfectly. Make sure you have the right size wire caps or crimps for connecting the many wires.

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    Robert from Colorado on 2/17/2008

    2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    30 minute instal taking my time. Radio works great, I really enjoy the USB feature on the front of the radio. Sounds great compared to my stock radio. Very good radio at a great price. There are many more HD stations in my area then I expected.

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    Everything but Analog AM quality

    Gregory from Morris County, NJ on 2/17/2008

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was worried about the name &quot;Dual&quot; but the prior reviews of this radio made feel easier about buying it. I installed the radio myself as I'm very familiar with how to install radios. No surprises on the install. Everything is great on this radio except one thing. Let me get this out, then I'll go into the positives: Analog AM reception sounds awful! It sounds like you are listening to AM through a telephone, its like all the bandwidth was squeezed out. Now HD AM sounds amazing, like I've heard HD AM sound on tabletop radios. C'mon, for those poor folks whos favorite AM station isn't HD, they'll have to listen to a terrible AM sound. HD and you are ok. Now FM analog sounds normal, but HD is amazing! I love the sound, no hiss and extended separation stereo. Artist/song name info is soo cool too. Being in the NYC market, almost every radio station is in HD, and lots of HD2, and one even an HD3 subchannel! Radio buttons feel a bit chinsey, but I got used to them quickly. If you are in the middle of listening to an mp3 or cdda disk, when you turn the car back on, the song picks up EXACTLY where it left off. My prior radio, the AIWA CDC-MP3 would start an mp3 from the beginning of the file, it couldnt resume. Only on cdda. I use the AUX port in the front for my XM radio. It works well, but you could hook up any mp3 player, walkman (gasp) etc to it with a male/male 3.5MM cord. I also tried out the USB port in the front, its works as other reviewers have stated (plays files in &quot;date modified&quot; order). I'd say 4 out of 5, since the AM radio in analog (non-HD) sounds so bad. Great value over all.

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    Jose from Holland, MA on 2/17/2008

    2008 Chevrolet Aveo5
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have done quite a bit of research into built-in HD Radio Receivers. I compared price and features available on websites. I am pleased with the Dual XHD6425 I ended up purchasing. The radio performs very well on standard AM/FM as well as HD. Clarity and sound is fantastic. I am very pleased with the product.

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    Joseph from Pittsburgh, PA on 2/16/2008

    Great radio for the price. The HD works great. Haven't tried the CD. Use the USB stick quite often. The only reason it doesn't get 5 stars is the fact you have to constantly scroll through the display if you want to see the title and artist names. Again, this is a great radio and the cheapest one I found that has HD Radio in it, not HD Ready.

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    Alan from Waukegan, IL on 2/14/2008

    2000 Chevrolet Prizm
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I recently bought myself a new car (2005 Scion XB) and passed my Ford Focus onto my son. The Focus has a JVC HRD1 HD deck in it, and I was mostly pleased with it. I decided to try the Dual in the new car as the FM sense specs were almost 3db better. I have not been dissapointed! I was a bit concerned about the strange antenna on the XB (the antenna is in the rear window glass) and how well this would work. It works just fine - better than the external antenna &amp; JVC on the Ford. The AM performance is WAY better - the Ford Focus is full of internally genereate interference that make AM reception worse than it should be. I listen to AM a lot (WLS, WGN - Radio Disney when my Daughter is with me) and the AM HD performance is great. The bonus of the USB &amp; line in jack make this a real winner.

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    Henry from Corona, Ca. on 2/11/2008

    2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    After I read about HD radio and this particular receiver, I decided to buy. I was not disappointed with the receiver or HD radio! It sounds like a CD! But wait, there's more! It seems some stations broadcasting in HD will actually have 2 or 3 channels within that station, which means I have more &quot;stations&quot; on my radio playing about the same genre. From what I'read, more stations are joining the HD bandwagon. Check the net for HD stations in your area before you buy. For the price, this Dual receiver is great! It made my funky speakers sound incredible. It's not what you hear, it's what you don't! Easy to set up and use, plus, it's got the USB port for memory sticks, plain fun!

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    Matthew from Hanover PA on 2/11/2008

    2002 Subaru Outback
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Pro's: Good value. My MP3 player sounds great through the 1/8th inch input on the front of the unit. I really like the USB input. I have a 4GB high speed thumb drive that works flawlessly. The HD Radio sounds great when I can get HD reception, but there are few stations in my area that transmit in HD. <BR><BR> Con's: Some of the buttons are tiny. The Bluetooth adapter is not included. I had do do some EQ tweaking to get the sound to my liking. Be sure to set the loudness to on. The factory default is off. Navigating the menu can be tricky at first. Otherwise not too bad.

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    Waynesl from Flroence, OR on 2/10/2008

    2000 Volkswagen Passat
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Second one I have purchased. First was for a 2000 Passat, second was for a GMC Denali Pickup. I like the idea of the built in HD but what I really like is the USB Front Panel input. I plug in a 4 gig ThumbDrive and have music for hours at a time that I like. Lot of functionality in one radio at a great price. Can't go wrong. Crutchfield gives the greatest support. Had a couple of questions in the wiring for the Denali and they were right there with the answers. Great bunch of guys. You can't go wrong with them either.

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    Rodney from Waynesboro, PA on 2/8/2008

    1992 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great deck for the price. Makes factory speakers sound rich and full. The HD is great when you can get it but I've only been able to connect to two stations in HD in my area. I'm sure closer to the stations would help this though. The only downfall I have is what I've read in other reviews....the buttons are a little small and crunched together but I've gotten over this quickly. Like I said, GREAT deck for the money.

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    Ronbo from Lexington, KY on 2/7/2008

    2000 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    &gt;&gt;What is good &gt;What could be better&lt;&lt; I put this in a 2000 Mustang w/ Mach 460. I had two problems with the installation. First, the connector that came with the (non-dual) harness was flimsy, and the pins misaligned into the wrong holes until I carefully bent them down a little. It wasn't that hard to correct, but wasn't obvious until I contacted Tech Support. Second, there was a loud squealing when I turned on the receiver. Tech Support also helped me correct that (a mismatch between a 12V car amp-on signal and a 5V logic input into the deck). I'm an engineer, so fixing it was easy once I knew what was up. I even had a spare 5v regulator on the shelf. But, this should have been in the harness, or at least in the documentation. I need to go back and fix a distributor-caused squealing. Either it's a filter on the power, or something funky in the harness. It's the only thing I still am not pleased with. Kudos to Tech Support for getting all the answers in one call, BTW.

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    Harold from Cleveland,OH on 2/7/2008

    1997 Ford Contour
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent value. It would be difficult to find another radio with this feature set in this price range. The installation was easy and flawless with the instructions and equipment Crutchfield included in the order. The whole job took less than 1 hour including crimping on the pigtail. The radio is easy to use and sounds great. You don't have to check if your favorite station is in HD. The radio will automatically switch to the HD station if its available.

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    Great Product

    Kevin from Dallas on 2/7/2008

    Like many others who have written reviews of this unit, I was skeptical of the brand name. And like many others, I put my trust in Crutchfield and purchased this unit. Everything provided with the stereo was perfect and the instructions made installation a breeze. This was the smoothest installation I have ever had. The sounds is good, and the remote is a big bonus. I bought this unit for the HD radio and the front AUX port for my mp3 player and both work perfectly. This a great product for anyone looking for a low cost high quality HD radio with alot of extras.

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    Loved the features price and look, but...

    Adam from Phoenix, AZ on 2/5/2008

    2003 Chevrolet S10
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I liked the way this radio looked lit up. It is a very bright blue. The plastic seems pretty good too. It installed easily but in my Chevy S10 I couldn't get the trim ring on. There wasn't enough room on the sides to snap it on, that's not the radio's fault though. I have to look at the ugly silver sleeve. It is a great improvement in sound over my stock radio. I live in a large city so there are plenty of HD stations. I only had two problems with the HD. First, when it goes out of range its constantly going between HD and regular signal. That's annoying. I don't think you can turn it off either. Rural users may want to skip out on this radio. Secondly, AM sounds a little tinny in HD. Fortunately I don't listen to the radio very much. I use the USB and AUX plug which work great. I also want to mention that CD, Radio, and USB info doesn't scroll. It stays on what you toggle it to. So you have to reach out and find that little display button. Lastly as far as cons go, the volume knob doesn't stick out enough. I constanly bump it into the bass adjustment instead of increasing the volume. i suppose I'll get used to using the remote. But come on, the features just blow me away for the price. There is nothing out there like this for this price. I know, I looked. Oh, the crutchfield install kit doesn't have a cubby shelf under the unit. Just a plastic piece.

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    Second Time Around

    Rudy from Niles, OH on 2/4/2008

    1995 Honda Del Sol
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I had already installed one of these in my 2000 S10 so when I bought my 1995 Honda Del Sol and it needed a radio upgrade from cassette to CD I went for the same radio. It works great. I wish the volume knob was easier to grasp to turn but otherwise I think there is no way you could beat this unit for double the price. The reception is far better than either of the stock radios or my previous Blaupunkt unit I had in the S10. The fitment kits worked perfectly and in the Del Sol the radio cover door still works to hide the radio. I installed the hands free Bluetooth kit in the Honda so I could shift and talk on the phone and it was simple plus it works as advertised.

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    XDHD6425

    Paul from Philadelphia, PA on 2/3/2008

    1999 Subaru Legacy Outback
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The installation kit and instructions were easy to follow and took around 1 hour to complete. The radio operates as advertised. We live around 30 miles from the Roxborough antenna farm, so HD reception can be spotty in low lying areas. Most 50,000 watt stations lock in on flat terrain. Closer to the city all 50,000 watt stations lock in. This is not the fault of the radio as much as the low wattage broadcast on the HD channels which is 1/100th of the analogue signal. Audio quality is good with very little noise or hiss on analogue FM and HD. The AM band is poor at best except when HD locks in, which is not often. Philadelphia has around 14 HD stations. Some of which have 2 HD channels. The HD 2 channels will drop out when the signal gets too weak. You get all or nothing. This radio has a sensitivity of 8.7dbf which is excellent. My opinion is that Ibuiqity, the firm behind HD radio, and the FCC need to do more to improve signal strength. I have enjoyed the alternative music braodcast on the HD 2 channels and this radio does a decent job of pulling in most stations.

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    Super Basics... Lacks some features

    Herb from Seattle, WA on 2/3/2008

    1995 Mazda Protege
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    First, let's just say that for the price, sound quality is great and the basic features can't be beat... and that's why after some time with this new deck in my car, I put one of these in my wife's car, too. The HD radio works well and the USB port for thumb drive based MP3 audio is great. I was really after a unit that had USB or SD/XD card support, and since this deck also has an HD tuner, I figured I couldn't go wrong. I rated this unit four out of five stars for positive reasons above, and didn't give it a five for some of the reasons below. It really depends on your habits and location, and some other reviews touched on these same issues. If you live in an area with strong standard FM broadcast signals, chances are very good that you'll get solid HD radio signals (I was surprised by how many Seattle stations already have two HD &quot;side&quot; channels). If you notice occasional ordinary FM signal quality loss, then you'll likely have HD drops... and that's a discrete stopage while the signal isn't sufficient (it does not just revert to the analog signal). As for the MP3 playback on either the USB or CD sources, if you like to have the artist, song, or album titles as your display preference, then you'll get tired of re-selecting your display preference every time you turn on this stereo... no preference memory for this. On the other hand, if all you really care to do is play MP3s sequentially or randomly through an individual folder or all folders each time you get in the car and don't care about the default track time remaining display, then this deck is a great deal (after a power cycle, it does continue playing MP3s where it left off). So, it's the lack of memory for selected display preferences, no display dimming, and behavior during HD signal loss that really keep this deck from earning five stars.

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    Dual XHD6425

    Gulliver from Las Vegas, NV on 2/3/2008

    2006 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good radio except for a few minor flaws. It feels very &quot;plasticy&quot; and borderline cheap. Some settings aren't kept each time you power down such as your display choice - if you want to display the time while using the USB port you'll have to hit the display mode change button twice every time you shut off the unit. The USB mode and certain portable USB flash drives seem to have read issues - random songs will have a half second pause at 4 seconds in to the song. Other than that it's been working fine: the HD radio sounds great, CDs are good, so far it's played every MP3 I've had in the USB port.

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    Dual XHD6425

    Ron from OHIO on 2/2/2008

    1998 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    HD radio sounds like CD quality to me. I particularly like the up front USB feature as I have mp3 files on my thumb drive. Much more convenient than a bunch of CD's. Crutchfield supplied installation kit &amp; directions are top notch.

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    Excellent value and service

    meskin from Washington, DC on 1/31/2008

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This little bad boy rocks. I had never heard of "Dual" before, but I researched them and read some good reviews, and this thing had a LOT of options for a good price, so I went with it. <BR><BR> Couldn't be happier. Installed in my '06 Ford Focus sedan; makes my stock speakers sound better already (Foci have decent stock speakers). Installation was a breeze with all the free installation goodies supplied by Crutchfield. HD radio sounds good. CDs sound good. Have a 4 gig thumb drive always sitting in it. My plug n play XM radio creates a slight whine because I'm plugged into the auxillary input of the radio, but it's not very noticeable once I get the volume turned up a little. Plus I've seen that Crutchfield has some $20 accessory that eliminates this noise if it becomes too overbearing for me, so I'm not too worried about it. <BR><BR> USB, auxillary, CD, HD radio... Jeez, do I need any more inputs?!?! This thing has it all. Plus it works with bluetooth so you can play your phone speakers over your car speakers. Very cool. <BR><BR> I had to call customer service when installing this because of a little confusion I had on the wiring colors, but Crutchfield was great and answered my question quickly. <BR><BR> Overall, I don't think I'll ever need a new stereo for a long time. This thing handles a LOT of input options for playing music. If you need anymore options, it's because you have way too much music. If you're even thinking about getting this player, it's a great player to own, and I recommend it highly.

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    For nerds only!

    ewindes from Naperville, IL on 1/30/2008

    1999 Ford Expedition
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good price, and great features - but irritating problems. I'm love the promise of HD radio - there are several stations in Chicago that broadcast good secondary channels with fewer commercials. But, the receiver can't pick up and hold those stations in Naperville (~25 miles SW of Chicago) so I can't listen to those channels without constant 5-10 second drop-outs. Radio doesn't have a way to disable HD, either - so even on the primary channel, there is sometimes annoying bounce between analog and digital. Having the USB is great - I keep a load of MP3 tunes + several podcasts on my thumbdrive - and always have something good to listen to. Downside is that the files are sorted by the time they were written to the drive - not by filename - so, you need to copy the files one-by-one to the drive to make sure that they are played in order. Duh! The display is implemented horribly - will only display one item (frequency, time, station name, artist name or track name) at a time. Dual - why not display the time for a few seconds, and then scroll the station/artist/song? Bottom line, I'm an engineer, and enjoy playing with all the features. My wife isn't, and wouldn't have this radio in her car if you paid her to.

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    Great stereo

    David from Denver, CO on 1/29/2008

    2004 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The difference in sound between this and my factory stereo in my 2004 Corolla is just amazing. The install instructions were awesome, from start to finish was just under 3 hours, and that includes soldering together the wiring harness. I also got the Bluetooth module with it, and it's great. Even better than a headset, which I have been using. The sound is awesome, and it decodes MP3's great and works very well with my LG USB stick-style player. I highly recommend it for anyone that expects a lot from their electronics. It's not the easiest to use some of the smaller buttons like the mute, but all the functionality is top-notch.

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    Best dest today on a HD unit plus extras

    Troy from Brighton / Boulder, CO on 1/28/2008

    2001 Mazda 626
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I had a difficult time pulling my old factory radio out of my 01 Mazda 626. But once that was out of the way - this deck fit nicely using the supplied installed kit from Crutchfield. The unit is awesome. HD reception here is great. I've been using my Blackberry Pearl as my portable media player with the usb connection. Thanks Dual and Crutchfield!

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    Happy wife

    heathmcse from roanoke, va on 1/28/2008

    1997 Jeep Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    bought this for my wife, she loves adding mp3's to Usb flash drive and it has not had any problems playing them, the HD function is nice but there are only two stations broadcasting digitial in our area, it has been a great purchase and has made my wife very happy :)

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    The Stereo That Does Everything

    Mike from Austin, TX on 1/27/2008

    I have been reading the reviews for HD radio for months now. I finally decided on the Dual XHD-6425 that I refer to as &quot;the total package&quot;. It has everything you need with bluetooth, aux input, usb, ability to play mp3 or wma, built in HD radio, and many more features. If you are thinking about buying it look no more......the unit takes care of business. I have never been more satisfied with a purchase. My only problem is trying to decide what to listen to next. My local HD stations rock but then again I have tons of songs loaded on a memory stick, either way I can't go wrong and neither will you.

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    dmiracle from PA on 1/26/2008

    1991 Porsche 944S2
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent product for the money. Features are unmatched by other brands in this price range. My favorites are the HD capability (better than I expected) and front USB input (perfect for playing memory sticks with 100 or so mp3's).

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    Dual XHD6425

    Patrick from Chicago, IL on 1/26/2008

    1999 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This receiver has a lot of nice features on paper, but leave much to be desired: 1) You can only see one thing on the screen at a time (e.g. the radio station or the time but not at the same time) 2) Radio station hopping is kind of convoluted 3) It has trouble playing burned audio CDs (only when you turn on the car with a burned audio CD in, does NOT happen with data/MP3 CDs) 4) USB ports only supports USB solid state thumb drives 5) Forced to remember folders and songs by numerical representation, assigned by the receiver. The unit was a cheap replacement to my Kenwood eXcelon that broke after 4 year and was a good replacement for a car I will be selling soon, but I would not purchase a Dual receiver for my new vehicle.

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    Great radio. Some issues - but would still buy again

    Bob from Baltimore, MD on 1/25/2008

    1990 Mazda Miata
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a great little radio. Easy to install and the sound is great. Pro - HD/front Aux/USB/Remote. Con - The earlier comments about the inability to play mp3's from a mp3 player are correct. I have a 8 gb Zen mp3 player and when I hook it up to the dual it just shows reading files ... yet either on the Crutchfield web-site of the Dual web-site it says you can play your music from your mp3 player. However it does charge the Zen (which is a plus). Also the comment about the display information is also correct. Theres a lot of &quot;taking your eyes&quot; off the road to manually scroll through the multiple pages of the display information. It would be nice to have all the information scroll without having to manually go through the different display pages. Also there is only station/artist information displayed when it's receiving a HD signal. My old analog radio was able to display station/artist information. OK what's the net/net. I would buy again but would check other models/brands to see if I could have all the features of this radio and maybe a few of the nice to have stuff I mentioned.

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    kb from FL on 1/25/2008

    2005 Saturn VUE
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great radio for the money. HD radio sounds much better than analog. Nice to have usb & aux in options.

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    Great Value for the money!

    Joez34 from Westfield, NJ on 1/25/2008

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The people at Crutchfield are amazing! They helped point me in the direction of this product and I am happy they did. Easy to install for the DIYer with their included MASTER sheet and wiring harness. Sound quality is very good in my 2004 Subaru (with stock speakers) and the features are comparable to much more expensive units. I especially like the USB feature. Pop in a thumb drive and you are ready to go. Plus use the USB port to Charge you MP3 player or Cell phone! The only thing I have noticed is that the radio reception is nowhere near as good as the stock radio. I live just outside of New York City and many of the stations have slight static, plus it is very difficult to tune HD. The stock radio had no issues tuning stations. Good thing I don't listen to much over the air radio.

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    Dual HD Radio Rocks!

    Ric W from West Palm, FL on 1/24/2008

    1999 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I installed this radio in about 40 minutes. All the instructions from Crutchfield were great. I most liked the fact that the Crutchfield supplied wiring harness made the task easy.

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    HD radio in car is great!

    Keith from Rochester, NY on 1/24/2008

    2001 Toyota RAV4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a great deal for the price. I replaced my factory original stereo with this unit for a variety of reasons. One, the sound quality of the original was terrible. Second, I wanted to find out what this HD radio was all about, and this unit has integrated HD receiver. Third, I wanted an AUX input so I could plug in my mp3 player (or my kids' iPods). The USB input this receiver has is a bonus. I don't even need the AUX input really--I can plug in a USB memory drive with mp3's loaded. The sound quality of this unit is superb, I was concerned I might have to replace the original speakers, but I find I don't. The HD reception is amazing, it is wonderful to not have any static, and it sounds like you are playing a CD instead of listening to over the air broadcasts. There are several HD broadcasts in my area, and none of them are playing commercials on them yet, a nice surprise. Installation was really easy (2001 RAV4) using Crutchfield's supplied adapter mounts (original was double DIN, this is single height), harness and instructions. It took me longer to solder the adapter harness to the stereo than it did to install in the car. Car install took me, maybe 30mins, and that's only because I took it slow (having never done it before). Playing via the USB, CD or AUX inputs the sound quality is great. I think the only minus this unit has is the buttons are small, and there are a bunch of them because of all the features. You can't operate this unit with gloves on, a problem in upstate NY. However this unit comes with a remote control that helps that situation (or have your kids do the radio control!). Overall, for the cost, you can't beat this unit for quality and functionality.

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    Dual XHD6425

    Andrew from Alpharetta, GA on 1/21/2008

    2007 Honda Fit
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I installed this radio plus the bluetooth adapter into my 2007 Honda Fit. It came with all the necessary wiring adapters and such, and was relatively easy to install. The hardest part was getting the stock unit out of the dash, in the Fit it's a tedious process involving disconnecting climate control cables and removing various panels, etc. Putting it all back together wasn't so bad although it really should have come with new clips, I will probably order some from the Honda dealer and replace them at some point for a really solid fit. The main reason I bought the unit was for the bluetooth option and aux jack, but also because the FM reception on the stock Fit unit is pretty mediocre. I like to listen to NPR and no matter where I was, the signal had some crackle and hiss. NPR has three HD channels, and it's really a night and day difference on all radio stations I have tried. It even works in parking decks for me. The bluetooth option is also outstanding, nobody has complained about audio quality and received audio is perfectly clear. I don't listen to AM except for one station, so I can't comment on reception...but one of the FM stations I listen to has that very AM station as an HD sub-channel, so no more fuzz for that one at least! Also used eBillMe with no problems and the discount was nice. The radio even came with a rebate I had not known about, nice bonus.

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    Finest One Around

    Girish from Buffalo, New York on 1/20/2008

    1996 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was looking for a car receiver for my Toyota Camry that would play MP3/WMA with Bluetooth as mandatory features and with USB/AUX input as desirable ones. Initially I bought JVC KD-BT1 but on more research found the Dual XHD6425 on the internet. Like other reviewers, I was skeptical on the manufacturer and the feedback from folks did not help the matter, but I decided to trust my instincts and returned the JVC one and bought XHD6425 from Crutchfield. <BR><BR> I am glad I took that decision. <BR><BR> This receiver is powerpacked with features which I do not think is available on any other single receiver in the market today. Firstly, the Bluetooth works flawlessly, it connects to my cell as soon as I start my car and people on the other end would not know that I was talking to them on Bluetooth till I mentioned the fact. The EQ presets are adequate but I customise the Bass/Treble and others and the quality is absolutely outstanding. It reads the USB drive pretty quickly and I was able to move around the folders both on my USB and CDs easily. I even charge my cell phone from this USB port ! Quality of the HD radio is another feather in the cap for this little receiver. We now have quite a few HD stations in Buffalo and they all sounded better than even my CDs ! The front AUX input is something that I use to connect to my GPS so that I can hear the directions loud and clear on my car speakers. Most importantly for me, the menus are very easy to navigate unlike some of the other receivers I researched on. <BR><BR> I think this unit is worth much more than the price and I hope that it will last me long. <BR><BR> Highly Recommended !! You get this for the price of a very basic unit on any well-known brands especially with Crutchfield providing the wiring harness for free which goes for $20 in-store. <BR><BR> Girish

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    Kevin from NJ on 1/20/2008

    2000 Dodge Dakota
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very easy to install, great features. love the remote. Put this in a 2000 Dodge Dakota, my 18 yr old son loves the sound and features (so do I)

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    Pleasantly Surprised-Review Includes Optional Bluetooth

    Doug from Downingtown, PA on 1/20/2008

    1996 Toyota Land Cruiser
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    My biggest hesitation with this unit was with the brand. However, I put my trust in Crutchfield being known for only offering it's customers quality products. Clearly, this product has a long list of pros including the INEXPENSIVE available bluetooth module, playing mp3s over USB from my portable player (while charging it), and HD radio! BTW, the bluetooth module supports portable music players with bluetooth, so it isn't just a phone adapter. I've never really liked the look of aftermarket radios and have always been reluctant to change a factory radio, but this one is more tolerable/less gaudy, even if it is blue. I read complaints that the volume knob is too small. To clarify, it doesn't stick out enough. Installation was straight forward except for: the violet color is black so violet with black tracer looks the same; the printing on the wires is for elves. A wiring diagram to the radio pinouts would have been invaluable. Making me feel old results in the loss of 1 star. ;-) The bluetooth volume is too low. Hanging up the phone results in the return of LOUD music. When listening to HD and answering the phone, after hanging up the phone the radio appears takes about 6 seconds to go back to the HD radio (Hopefully, you've used this valuable time to turn down the volume.) SUMMARY---No regrets.

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    Best bang for your buck!

    dobey1 from Kansas City on 1/20/2008

    1996 Dodge Ram 1500

    Several options for music sources. Excellent playback clarity and easy to use controls. Installation (with Crutchfield's adapters) was quick, clean and easy.

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    Lou from Plymouth, Mass on 1/18/2008

    2006 Hyundai Elantra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I received the stereo along with everything I needed to install it. It took me about 3 hours to install it but I'm picky. I soldered all the wires, harnessed them, routed them just so behind the dash so I wouldn't have any rattles, aligned the stereo perfectly so the dash fits back on around it without issues etc.. The stereo works perfectly. All it's features (and there are a lot) are easy to understand &amp; use. The buttons are easy to get to which makes the stereo easy to operate. It is very sturdy not cheap/flimsy plastic stereo like another one I looked at in the store. Overall the stereo is and does what it claims to do. Great sound very happy with it and recommend it to anyone looking for a great stereo with lots of features for a very reasonable price. And crutchfield provides everything else needed to install it for free. I just couldn't have gotten a better stereo or product if I spent twice the cost.

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    Neil from White House, TN on 1/17/2008

    1997 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The sound quality is great, and HD Radio on top of that! Outstanding! With all of the whistles and bells this unit has to offer, it's a great value. I can't wait to connect my Blue Tooth cell phone to my unit with the optional interface. Thanks Crutchfield.

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    What a bargain!

    James from Gloucester County, NJ on 1/17/2008

    2002 Hyundai Sonata
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this to replace the factory radio/CD player in my '02 Sonata. The first unit I received was defective - Crutchfield rushed a new unit right out (I talked to them late Friday evening, had the new unit Tuesday afternoon). With the online coupon, ebillme discount and $20 rebate at the time, this will wind up costing me $95! What a deal. HD AM is amazing - it really sounds like FM. The sound difference with HD FM is much more subtle, but you get quite a few more channels. Very nice! HD radio, USB port, Aux in, CD player! This is an amazing value! The only downside I've noticed is that you can't choose HD or analog - if there's an HD signal, the radio will play it. However, if the signal is weak, the radio will keep switching between HD and analog, which on an AM station is really distracting! But for the price, it gets 5 stars even with that issue. Crutchfield support has been fantastic. My original mounting kit was broken - I had a new one the next day. The first head unit was defective, and a replacement was shipped right away, along with a shipping label to return the original. The only problem is that the trim ring in the mount kit will not fit over the radio, leaving a gap at the top and bottom of the radio. It looks bad. I'm going to have to try and dremel some out to get it to fit, and I hope that works.

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    Lots of Features

    Howad from Cupertino, CA on 1/17/2008

    2003 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have this unit for 3 months now and love everything second I spend with it. The sound is very nice from this unit and has lots of features. The only complaint that I have is that skipping folders using a USB drive is kinda slow. The bluetooth function with BTM60 also works very well. Some people report poor AM reception. Please double check the blue wire (antenna) connection. Originally I forgot to connect it, because one of my other car didn't need it, and I had very poor AM reception. Once I connected it, AM reception was better than stock radio. The blue wire powers an amp for the antenna. I still can't find a unit out there today that has all of the features as this dual unit. The only one that comes close is made by VR3 but that unit does not have HD radio. If you live in LA area, HD radio is a must. I would say 90% of FM stations and 70% of AM stations are now broadcasting HD. Note: AM in HD is as good as FM in HD which is just high definition. The difference between regular and HD radio is night and day.

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    Dual XHD6425

    Bill from Reading, PA on 1/16/2008

    2004 Subaru Forester
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Finally, I look forward to spending time in the car. With the additional HD stations and all my music on my home computer transferred to USB flash drive I can always find what I want to listen to. With the Bluetooth coupled to my smart phone, driving couldn't be safer. The sound quality is far superior to the factory unit. This is the best improvement I've made to the car.

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    Amazing deal for the price!

    Michael from Georgetown, IL on 1/16/2008

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I got this as an early Christmas present. I got up early one morning and started putting the radio in my 2007 F-150 around 6 a.m. I was done by a couple minutes after 7 a.m, and that included installing the blue tooth adapter. Crutchfields installation kits and instructions were helpful since it has been over a decade since I put my last stereo in. (Well I cheated a little, I soldered the wiring harness and adapter together the night before.) On to the radio... I highly recommend forking out the extra dough for the bluetooth adapter. The radio has plenty of power, the tuner is strong the HD works fairly well considering there are only 2 stations around here. In the day time I can pick up AM HD staions out of Chicago and that is 3 hours away from me. I use the auxillary and usb plug-ins frequently and they work well. I am still finding new things on it. I found out that I can play music on my phone through the bluetooth streaming and I have GPS on my phone and I can listen to directions over my truck speakers through it. I am VERY pleased with it.

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    Richard from Millbury, MA on 1/16/2008

    2006 Mercury Montego
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Radio is far better than expected. Because the price for this radio was lower than most hd radios, i was willing to live with just an ok radio, but this radio has turned out to be the best radio I've ever owned. I'd highly recommend this radio to anyone looking for hd, cd and usb all in one great sounding package.

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    Great Value

    SSon from Yuma, Arizona on 1/16/2008

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought the Dual XHD6425 head unit to replace the OEM cassette-only player in my wife's car. My requirements were CD/CD-R/RW/MP3 and front input jack. The USB port is icing on the cake. The controls are fairly straight forward and easy to use once you read over the owner's manual. For the price and features I don't think this system can currently be beaten.

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    Great value for the money

    David from Holiday, FL on 1/15/2008

    2004 Hyundai Santa Fe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Overall, I am very impressed with this unit. The sound is so much better than the factory unit I replaced. I love the USB input for playing MP3s. The HD stations are a great addition although there is an occasional pause when switching between HD and normal broadcast. The only things I don't like about it at this point is that in our car, the display is difficult to see in certain lights during the day and cannot be dimmed at night. It would also be nice to have the CD titles and song names displayed.

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    Decent receiver

    John from Seattle, WA on 1/15/2008

    2002 Volvo V70
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It's a decent receiver for HD radio. The user interface is rather poor, and it is difficult to hit the upper and lower of the buttons around the dial, especially when driving. It does not remember that I asked it to show me the artist or the song title when listening to the HD radio. Very poor AM reception also. But the price is good, and everything seems to function as expected. For the money it seems adequate. It would be nice to have some external input for volume up and down and right and left buttons, as most cars have that integrated in to the steering wheel - but it doesn't.

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    Good Radio/bad integration with JBL

    Greg from Thornton, CO on 1/14/2008

    2008 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I replaced my factory JBL 6 disc CD changer in my 2008 Toyota Camry with the Dual XHD-6425. This radio looked like it had all the features I wanted, and because it was rated as having a higher FM sensitivity than the JVC HD radio (which we have in our other car), I was hoping that it would do a better job picking up some of the HD stations that are a bit spotty in the Denver Metro area. <BR><BR> After having it in my car for a few days, I definitely like the feature set it offers. I've tried the USB flash drive (it works great, although the navigation around the folders is a little klunky, but hey, it's tough to do a lot with that small screen - it's probably a similar story with mp3 CDs), and the HD radio reception. Unfortunately radio reception is no better than the JVC in my other car, even with the"local" mode offered by this stereo. It still cuts out in some places, which is annoying. However, although I'm not an audiophile at all, I think the sound is really good - probably better than the original factory stereo. This may have to do with the converter as well. The sound seems "crisper", but not overly trebly either. One thing I do like is that you can have your HD2 stations be presets - this is something the JVC cannot do. <BR><BR> All in all, I'd probably buy the radio again, and if I didn't already have the JVC in the other car, I'd put this one in there too. The lack of HD reception is really not the fault of the radio (because I can get some stations with no problems anywhere), but more probably a result of a weak signal on certain stations.

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    cliffw2000 from Houston, TX on 1/14/2008

    2000 Saturn SL2
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Wow... This is a great stereo. Everything works great. The aux in for my MP3, the USB for my flash drive, the HD tuner, everything is Great... The HD tuner is simply amazing... It sounds awesome, like surround sound or something. It sounds so much better than CD's or normal FM. The power is more than enough for factory speakers. In fact I am ordering the Polk db650's this Friday to upgrade the speakers too... Crutchfield was great. They sent everything I needed for an easy install. Buy this stereo. You get everything for way cheaper than most others. My friend got the same stereo and added the Bluetooth adapter to stream internet stations over his phone and answer phone calls and it works great too. Amazing buy here. :)

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    Mike from Sierras, California on 1/8/2008

    2000 Honda Prelude
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed in a 2000 Honda Prelude. Installation instructions from Crutchfield were very straight forward. The wiring harness worked out great, I connected everything at my kitchen table (using butt connectors) and it all worked when I plugged it in. Crutchfield sent an adapter plate which I ended up not using, the radio fit fine in the factory mount. Radio works good, I mostly use it for the MP3 disk and the aux input from my IPod. I'm not using the USB as much as I thought - it works but is harder to sync with ITunes than I thought it would be (not the radio's fault).

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    Daniel from Arizona on 1/4/2008

    Fantastic radio, especially for the Price. I agree with the other reviews stating the positives. Lot of options for the price. Okay, on to my major negative which made mine drop from a five to four star. The AM radio (not transmitting in HD) is horrible, unacceptable, a disaster...you get the hint. Both the factory and Panasonic after market I had in my vehicle were much, much better. Reception is weak, sound is barely passable. If you don't use AM that much, you will love this radio. One other note. Make sure Crutchfield has the Bluetooth adapter in stock if you buy both. Took a month to get the adapter after getting the radio. Doesn't make sense to do the install twice so you basically will have to wait until the adapter comes in to do your install. Does work fine though.

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    Nice unit...if you have tiny fingers

    Jamie from The Lyon, MI on 1/4/2008

    1996 BMW 328I
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Lots of function for the price. A few of the biggest issues are: 1 - The volume knob is so small is almost unusable. 2 - The multi function ring around the volume knob is also very difficult to use. It's impossible to push it straight on unless you have fingers of an 8 year old...and who wants to admit that. 3 - The HD radio is a novel idea but it really hasn't been rolled out completely yet. Many of the stations in my area will have dead air at random times during the day. Also, the fading signals in and out are very annoying. Drive next to tall builds...ya you loose the signal. I can't tell the difference in a normal stations and &quot;HD quality&quot; audio. 4 - The giant display text looks dated, they should have had two lines of smaller text. The good thing is that Crutchfield service is awesome and they allowed me to trade this unit in for a Pioneer.

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    Tom from Orlando, FL on 1/2/2008

    2001 Nissan Xterra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed this unit in my 2001 Xterra - install was super easy thanks to Crutchfield's wiring harness, custom dash trim, and master sheet. Unit works as advertised. HD reception is pretty good in Orlando area, but run into limited HD reception at times not picking up the additional HD channels for certain stations. The receiver sounds great (running 6.5&quot; Blaupunkt components in front and Sony 3-way 6&quot;x9&quot;s in the rear). There's not a whole lot of power running off the head unit only, and on some bass-heavy music it clips at high volumes, but that's to be expected. Otherwise, the sound is clear and the EQ presets are OK. The USB input is a little picky - found out that the USB drive needed to be formatted FAT - otherwise, the USB input works great and is a great way to access my vast digital music collection in my car. I'm also enjoying the remote control. I highly recommend this unit to anyone looking for a cheap way to get a USB input and HD radio!

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    JEFFERY from Beattyville, KY on 1/1/2008

    2003 Ford Ranger
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    I actually bought this as a gift for my father, But was so impressed with it that I have ordered my own. The Bluetooth adapter works flawless with my cell phone (the main reason for the purchase). The CD sound quality is great. My younger brother is very impressed with the USB and aux. inputs. The face looks very nice and clean with controls that are easy to operate. Unfortunatly the antenna is broken on the install vehicle, so I haven't gotten to test the HD yet. Was very surprized how well the standard AM/FM picks up without an antenna. As usual, Crutchfield got it to me quick with no problems and at a great price. The only thing I could complain about would be the absence of I-Pod control, but I guess we can't have it all. I commend DUAL on a job well done. Keep up the good work making affordable not mean cheap.

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    E from Atlanta, GA on 1/1/2008

    1995 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Fits my 1995 Altima GXE like a glove ... into the factory mounting bracket. The wiring harness came with the unit, and the antennae fit without the converter. Sounds excellent. The displays are blue, which does not bother me at all. Detachable face, USB and Auxillary input make this a more versatile unit than some of the other Duals I reviewed. The HD radio sounds great, but does not offer the variety of Satellite radio. More stations are catching on, and I love the remote feature.

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    really nice unit, especially for the money

    bradbort from somerville ma on 1/1/2008

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    If you want HD radio, this unit is a steal. I already have an HD receiver for my home, but was really interested in getting one for my car. When my factory installed CD reciever died in my 98 honda accord, I purchased this on.e Positives: Sound quality is exellent, aux input (for sat radio or whatever) is really nice. Controls are bascially easy to figure out. Bluetooth option might be of interest down the road. Build quality seems high. Tech support (for some install questions) was great. Crutchfield even had someone taking calls on New Years day! Installation, even with 38 degree temps, having to remove a factory installed unit, and dealing with a frozen school during the uninstall, took less than an hour, including setting up the wiring harness. Nice. Negatives. The display should provide a way to scroll between station number, call letters, title/artist information, without having to hit display all the time while driving. I think the fix would be a larger LCD. Could use a larger volume control dial, but its fine. I

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    Lawrence from Southern Cali on 12/31/2007

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great Unit. A lot of features for the low price. I am loving HDRadio; love the commercial free oldies station, KRTH HD2, and the Slow Jams station 92.3 KHHT here in Southern Cal. Best of all, the programming is FREEEEE. <BR><BR> Only downside is the illuminated buttons are TOO bright, need a way to dim them down.

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    Thyagrajan from East Brunswick, NJ on 12/28/2007

    2001 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was looking to replace the cassette radio on my Toyota Corolla and found this unit with all the goodies. I had never heard of DUAL and was initially hesitant, but the low cost and features tempted me. Glad I opted for this unit. I installed it myself following the excellent instructions and install kit provided by Crutchfield and the Posi-twist. Both FM HD and AM HD are excellent. Being in NJ and close to NY, I get quite few FM HD and AM HD stations. The USB port played all the mp3 songs on my flash drive. The CD player played all my regular CD's and MP3 CD's. Quality of Regular FM is also good. The songs on my Creative mp3 player connected through the AUX port also sounded very good. Did not get a chance to use the Bluetooth feature. Overall the sound quality is pretty good even on my regular factory speakers. The controls are very easy to handle. The remote is very handy. I did not see the delay that other users seem to have experienced when the HD signal drops and regular signal plays. Only drawback is that the regular AM was not good and sounded as if coming from the bottom of a well. The service and technical support of Crutchfield is excellent.

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    inboston from North East on 12/19/2007

    2003 Honda Odyssey
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a great stereo for the money. It has a lot of features that you will have to pay a few hundred dollars more to get in other brands. The major features that make this a great buy for the money are remote, HD radio, AUX input, and USB in the same package. I liked this stereo so much that I bought a second one for the other car. <BR> *** CONS *** I does have a few drawbacks which made me give it a 4 instead of a 5. Here's the list:->>>> - the buttons are too small. you will have a tough time pushing them or even adjusting the volume with gloves on. this makes it tough on the folks in the cold climates *** the user interface has some bugs. *** it doesn't remember the display mode if you power it on/off. This is kind of annoying. Consider this, the product can display time, track number, track play time, directory name, file name, artist, id3 tag, a few other I can't remember. So, if you like the display to show the Artist while the music is playing, you have to hit the display button 5/6 times every time you power up the unit. *** search. the good news is that this unit has a search feature to help you find your song, which could be very helpful when you are dealing with MP3s. The bad news is that it only supports searches by title from the CD. The USB port only allows you to "search" by track number, which means you type in the track number and the player jumps to it. As far as I am concerned, you need the title/name search more with USB since they could carry many more songs than a CD. I bought a 4 gig flash to go along with this unit and put ~1000 songs on it. Imagine my surprise when I found out that I had to type in track number to jump to my song. I had to find the song other ways and remember the track number myself. *** another minor annoyance. when you hit next song, or next directory (if your mp3s are organized in directories) the unit first shows the track number, then the play time, and after a few seconds jumps to the display mode you had selected. Here's why this a pain. Let's say you put 500 songs on a usb drive, stick it in and want to find your favorite tune in a directory called MyBand. Since you initially don't know the track number, you either have to hit next, or next directory till you find it. Now, every time you hit next directory, the unit has a 3-4 second lag before it shows you the directory name. this makes jumping from dir->dir very slow. I have ~80 directories on my 4gig flash. It took me a long, annoying, time to find the songs I wanted (that happened to be in the 61st directory) the first time I plugged in the drive. However, I now know that MyBand is around track 598 and can use the "search" function. Of course, adding/deleting any songs or directories will change the track numbers :( another way find your way around the songs is use the Random function. hit random till you get lucky and the player picks a song in the directory of yo

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    uncommon33 from Wa. on 12/19/2007

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was really pumped to get this head. I looked for about a month before I bought it. I looked at several other heads, and did not see what I was looking for except in the Dual. I have had several other heads over the last five years. Mostly Kenwood, with some Pioneer and JVC. So when I write this I have always looked for function in conjunction with quality. What I have found after getting it installed is HD Rocks. I live about 60 miles from Seattle, so there are about a dozen or so stations who broad cast in HD. When I locked into the first station I was hooked. HD is like satellite without the subscription. This head allows you to to many things, and I like the flexibility of inputs. Clear sound and while I have not updated my speakers yet, the stock ones rock with the new head. One thing to note about HD, if the station that you are listening to is a second of third channel on the station and your reception is at the edge of the board cast area the unit will just cut out. It's not like regular radio. This can be a little nerving especially if you are rocking out to a song and it cuts out. However the stations that are in range will make up for the loss. Regardless it rocks. I was concerned about the illumination when I had read that there was no way to adjust it. However that was not a big deal as dual figured out how to meet in the middle with one setting that works well regardless of the light level. If you have had a high end head before there are somethings that you may not like about this unit. The scroll feature dose not lock when it displays the title to anything larger than the display. It will simply continue to scroll. You cannot adjust what is displayed or in what order. You do have a choice of title artist, file, folder, clock but that is about it. The BT phone kit works great but is limited. There are only three functions that this unit can do with the BT. The sound quality of the BT is great, and it works well with incoming calls, it is just limited. $50 is was worth it vs. $200 for others. There are only a few things that you can adjust with the unit, so if you are used to making things exactly the way you want them you may want to down load the manual and see exactly what you can and cannot do first. If you really like to tweak things, this is probably not the unit for you. The USB port works well and the unit did well with my MP3 player plugged in. I like the fact that Crutchfield gave me everything that I needed to do the install and overall it took me about two hours from start to finish to make it happen. Over all I give the head a four star rating. There are something things that they could improve, but overall if you are looking for a starter head that has HD BT and USB built in, then this is your head. Add the BT adapter and you will not be disappointed. If you like all the bells and whistles, and like the ability to make the unit yours, then get a Kenwood or higher

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    Joe from Berlin, NJ on 12/16/2007

    1997 Ford Explorer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    You will not be disappointed! This is a replacement for a 97 Ford Explorer JBL system. First off, with Crutchfield, you get everything you need for a perfect install - they are truly the best. Called their tech help with a question, and got the exact answer I needed. Total install took about 20 minutes. The unit looks awesome, and has the sound to match. All of the control are very smartly laid out, and very easy to operate. HD radio is all that it is hyped up to be - outstanding sound! CD player sounds amazing. You will love this unit!

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    Heath from Austin, TX on 12/14/2007

    2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I'm not an audiophile as far as my truck is concerned. It's all about audio books for me. So I wanted an mp3 CD player and aux input. USB, HD and Bluetooth were nice, so after looking at the Dual and the Sony, I got the Dual. The install was simple, in spite of me being scared silly of doing it on my own. The instructions were simple and the Silverado is a very easy install. The suggesting wire twisting crimpers were worth the investment. Big kudos to Crutchfield. The price I paid was very competitive and the install kit was great. I haven't had a problem with there not being a dimmer. The USB and aux work great. Didn't know that the USB was only flash drives, but I have a dozen laying around, so that's no problem. The MP3 CD has worked well with what I've tried. The big negative for me is the AM is pretty bad. It's tinny and doesn't pick up as well as the factory stereo did (note there is a strong / weak selection to not pick up edge stations, I did try it). Small buttons and a too-tight volume control are the only other problems. Pros: Features MP3 performance Cost Remote Display selection (track, name, folder, etc.) Cons: Small buttons Volume control a little too tight and small (maybe I just have big fingers?) Very tinny AM radio with weak reception [Seems to be a problem with many aftermarket receivers?]

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    kwangung121 from San Mateo, CA on 12/10/2007

    1999 Jeep Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Pretty decent unit. Took only 20 minutes of installation time using the supplied wiring harness and Crutchfield's mounting kit. The bluetooth function works well with my cells but unfortunately it only works with one phone at a time. You will need to disconnect phone #1 before being able to connect using phone #2. Also I can't seem to get a names directory to work with this unit. I don't know if it is capable of showing names or maybe it's that I'm still learning how to use it function. It is a nice unit and I would highly recommend it.

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    cobra193 from Charlotte, NC on 12/3/2007

    1998 Honda Accord
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am a musician (guitar), I run sound at my church and I have done some part time work as a recording and mixing engineer (not a Guru by any means). While I am NOT an expert engineer, I know enough to be dangerous and have plenty of experience with 'what to listen for'. I have had this receiver for about a week now. I installed it in my Honda Accord using the factory installed speakers. I was initially worried about wether the speakers would A. hold up to the power and B. sound good at all. I can tell you that this receiver is AWESOME! Regardless of the price, the sound is excellent. I also own a Lexus RX330 with a factory stereo. That stereo sounds OK but the problem I usually have with ANY stereo system is how much they seem to alter the sound. Stereo's (and modern mixes) seem to really loosen up the bass in an attempt to make it more promanent. I like the bass (especially kick drum) to be a nice tight but deep bass. Like a heart beat. This stereo not only has really nice bass quality (tight and true) it has some really awesome highs. The HD radio is totally cool and sound really nice. The front Aux input AND USB input are the best inventions since the car radio itself!!! The only drawback to the USB is that will accept a flash drive ONLY. I' tried other mass storage devices like multi card readers and even a couple of Hard drive MP3 players. The only thing that works is a true Flash (thumb) drive. I verified this with Dual. Pro's: PRICE PRICE PRICE, SOUND QUALITY is outstanding, USB Port, HD Radio, Remote, and did I mention SOUND QUALITY! Con's: USB only accepts Flash drive's, Seek buttons are on the small side (because of limited real estate) but having the remote helps, the LOUD setting creates too much bass at low levels. It would be nice to be able to set that. For the price I wouldn't even look at the con's, but I wanted to inlcude that in this review.

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    Brian from Parker, CO on 12/3/2007

    1999 GMC Yukon
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Really happy with the receiver. In HD Mode the sound is excellent! A comment about HD - would like to have a switch to manually select HD Mode, rolling in the fringe of the HD signal will drive one wacky (short trip for me anyway). The stations I usually listen to have a few seconds of delay between the analog signal and the HD signal. I'm totally happy with the product and all of the installation goodies that shipped with it.

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    Has the most features for the money

    Brad from Los Angeles on 11/30/2007

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I must say I love this radio! I got the bluetooth accessory and it rocks! People I call with it say it sounds better on their end than my home phone does. HD radio on AM sounds SO much better. Hard to tell the difference on FM, but that's OK. The AUX input is fantastic, and the USB port is even better. My only complaint so far, and it's a small one, is I can't find a fast way to fast forward through an MP3 on a USB stick. I listen to alot of podcasts and if I need to go to the end of one of the long ones it takes forever (about 1/5 real time) to fast forward through it. It would be nice if this could be faster, or if the box had a &quot;skip to end&quot; feature and I could go backward. If it does I haven't found it. Otherwise...by one -- heck, by 3!

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    MSM from Philadelphia on 11/29/2007

    1997 Nissan Maxima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent value. Good sound quality (on the whole). Not overly impressed with its ability to maintain HD linking (may be it is the signal strength in the rural areas). When it is linked the sound is excellent. Also, there is no feature to smooth MP3 migration from track to track.

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    Dave from South Bend, IN on 11/24/2007

    1993 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The features that the Dual XHD6425 offers is simply amazing. What other $150 head unit gives you built-in HD Radio, USB port, AUX input, remote control and the ability to add Bluetooth for $50? The XHD6425 is in a class of it's own. I have owned Aiwa, Alpine, Pioneer and Kenwood CD receivers in the past and the Dual is as nice as any of those. I had originally planned to buy a Kenwood but ran across the Dual on a message board. After researching the Dual, I found that it had all of the features that I wanted and some that I hadn't even considered (HD Radio &amp; Bluetooth). I've only had the XHD6425 for two weeks but I'm very impressed with it. Here are the features that make this head unit great: 1) Remote control - I find it a necessity and a great safety feature 2) AUX input on the front - I hook up my XM Roady2 3) USB port - I don't have an iPod or MP3 player so I really wanted this feature 4) Bluetooth - Another great safety feature. You can't beat it for $50 5) The look of the unit has really grown on me. I didn't know how I'd like the blue lighting but it looks great. 6) HD Radio - Unfortunately I only have access to one HD station but it's amazing how much clearer it is than analog. Hearing really is believing. I look forward to driving through an area with AM HD so I can see how that compares. Wish list (I knew about these before I bought it though): 1) Mid range adjustment - I've had it on other head units and it's nice to have but not a necessity 2) Ability to change the lighting color - I've also had that on other head units and it's a cool feature. It doesn't seem like many companies are offering that any more though. I was hesitant to buy a Dual head unit at first because I didn't know much about them. After researching the unit and talking to a Crutchfield rep, I was sold. I figured that if Crutchfield was selling it, it was a quality product. I was right. I would recommend this head unit to anyone.

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    Paul from Raleigh, NC on 11/20/2007

    1997 Ford Explorer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The USB input is fantastic for quickly throwing an album onto a flash drive. One review did mention that it did not read ID3 tags, but I have had no trouble with my mp3s. Built in equalizer is good, though I have only used "Rock" mode, which sometimes can produce a little too much bass. The radio reception is good; I have no problem picking up any stations. The quality of the HD is superb; it is a lot crisper then analog radio. Although, I have found that sometimes at least one HD station in my area will cut out in certain places, leaving me with either no audio, or analog audio, which after listening to the HD can sound a little hollow. One reviewer also mentioned that when switched off it would not display the clock, this is not the case, my clock displays fine when the receiver is off. The unit in general is very easy use; all the buttons are within reach and it is not too complicated to change any audio settings, such as bass or treble, while driving. Although, I do find that sometimes while adjusting the volume I will accidentally push the volume knob in, which brings up the adjustment for the bass. Couple of things I do dislike. For some reason, there are eight numbered buttons, yet you can only use five (I believe) for presets. The display could do with being two lined, the artist and title are on separate screens, and so you have to keep flicking through each to reach what you want. Also, it isn't a very attractive receiver, it's a little to glossy for my vehicle and stands out to much for my taste.

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    gsander751 from PA on 11/16/2007

    2002 Dodge Grand Caravan
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a feature rich product that has a lot of functionality and sounds great too but in my opinion they missed the mark on some simple usability details. This unit does not have RBDS. My factory radios for the last several years have had it. RBDS is the display of Song/Artist info on analog stations. The Song/Artist info for HD stations is not easy to navigate while driving. It wont scroll between title and artist, it resets to Station frequency everytime you start your vehichle. I am one who likes to glance at the radio to see song info while driving, I do a lot of driving so this feature is significant for me. Other than this, a great buy.

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    Anton from Seattle, WA on 11/12/2007

    1992 Nissan Sentra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was looking for a new audio system to replace an old and broken one in my car, and Dual XHD6425 was the best (both feature- AND price-wise) I could find on the market at that time. <BR> What's good: <BR> Features! In addition to regular Audio CD and AM/FM Radio capabilities, the unit also plays MP3 and WMA (!) files burned on a CD-R or CD-RW, or uploaded to a USB drive; the latter can be connected directly to the front panel of the unit! It also can play audio from auxhiliary devices - a standard 3.5mm audio connector on the front panel comes quite handy for that. <BR> However, the principal thing that I enjoy the most is the HD Radio capability! For those living in big cities like Seattle where HD radio stations have recently become numerous, it's a very nice feature to have: crystal clear CD-quality sound plus additional info about performer name/song title displayed on the front panel of the unit - just try it once and you'll never go back to analog radio! <BR> The remote controller makes the back-seat passengers take full control of what's being played in your car, and thus will allow you pay more attention to the road. (yes, I am very concerned about YOU paying attention to the road, because I drive on those roads too!) <BR> I haven't yet used the Bluetooth capabilities of the unit, but it's a very useful feature to have too, for those who, while driving, have to spend much time on their cell-phones. <BR><BR> What's not so good: <BR> I must mention a few things, which, however, rather a matter of personal preference, than a drawback of the unit: <BR> 1. The bright-blue illumination of the buttons and the display cannot be dimmed. When driving in the dark, the illunination seems to be too bright, and distracts me a little from the road. Maybe, I just haven't gotten used to it (my previous audio was illuninating in green). <BR> 2. The unit does not seem to remember the display settings an HD Radio station: e.g., when you set the display to show song titles, and then you turn the radio off, and then turn it on again, the display will be reset, and you will have to manually switch it back to song titles. <BR> 3. In the row of numbered buttons that are used to switch between pre-set radio channels or CD playing modes I would prefer having a separate button per each number. I just don't like the design when one button can be pressed in two different ways (either on its left or right side). <BR> 4. The output power of the unit is quite enough for my listening needs and for the size of my car, but you might think of using an external amplifier if you want the whole neighborhood enjoy the beat coming from your vehicle. <BR> 5. The operation is more or less intuitive, however, certain things are implemented an unusual way (with respect to the old unit I had). E.g., the default radio tuning mode is Auto Search; you press >> button and it will find the next station in the band whose signal is strong enough.

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    Jeff from Dayton, Oh on 11/5/2007

    2004 Toyota Matrix
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    For what you get this is a great unit. I have been very happy with sound quality and overall functionality. My only complaint is I do not like having the control button/ring around the volume knob (e.g. up/down seek , input/mode selection). I never did like that but for the features this radio offers, I figured I could live with it. I have had it several weeks and would recommend it to anyone and everyone.

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    Eric from Concord, CA on 11/4/2007

    1993 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I went with this Dual HD unit against advice from several car stereo installers, and I am proving them wrong left &amp; right. This unit is very impressive, I am glad I made the investment into it. HD Radio is really awesome, and it sounds more clearer and amplified. the remote is easy to use, the built in bluetooth feature I bought with it worked pretty much flawlessly. A few gripes about this unit, when you turn the power off, IT'S OFF! I would've been nice to at least have the clock lit up. Also during the daytime, it can be difficult to see the display, but at night, it's really cool looking! the volume knob could be a bit longer. My favorite radio station broadcasts in HD, but my stubby rubber antenna doesn't like to pick up their signal, but I can receive other stations signals pretty easily and the sound is definetely noticable! I wish there was a built in amplifier like my pioneer had, but I'm doing fine without it. Having my songs on a USB drive and just plugging into the port pretty much is going to eliminate the CD portion of this head unit. All in all, I'm very satisfied, and I can tell people that I have something they don't!

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    Perfect

    Sam from Dallas, TX on 11/4/2007

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Simply awesome. It plays from any source you can think of. I bought a 4GB USB drive just for this stereo. Its really easy to hook up a satellite receiver like XM or Sirius through the AUX, and the CDs play mp3 CDs. Right now I have about 10GB of music connected to my stereo, crystal clear HD radio, and it only cost me $150! This thing looks real nice too. It has this glossy shine to it that just draws attention. It looks better than any other sub-$200 stereo out there. I can't wait to buy the Dual BTM60 (the Bluetooth module) to see how it works. I was scared to buy a Dual stereo. I did all this research on Namsung (the parent company of Dual), and decided to buy it based on the fact that Crutchfield supports it. I was also skeptical because I bought it before anyone else had written a review on it, and it was a fairly new product (released in September 2007). But my gamble was well worth it. I think this receiver is the best buy out there, and I think that anyone willing to spend up to $250 on a cd receiver would be crazy not to seriously consider this Dual XHD-6425.

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    Ben from Whittier, CA on 11/3/2007

    2000 Honda Accord
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The Dual XHD6425 has everything I want, works great, and the price was unbelievable given the features. After several weeks I am very pleased. I use the USB for listening to podcasts all the time now. Dual finally did what all the manufacturers should -- build the HD radio into the receiver. There's fairly good choice of HD in So. Cal. and I'm quite happy with its performance. Hopefully more stations will go HD soon. Props to Crutchfield for shipping all the necessary adapting equipment free with what was already an awesome value.

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    Gerald from Midway, NC on 11/2/2007

    2002 Acura 3.2TL