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The Dual XHD6430 CD receiver gives you lots of features that'll rock your road trip or commute without stretching your budget. Whether you're looking for better AM/FM sound quality and increased programming choices offered by free HD Radio® broadcasts, or you just like to listen to tunes from your iPod®, the XHD6430 makes it happen with intuitive control and ease.

The Dual XHD6430 CD receiver gives you lots of features that'll rock your road trip or commute without stretching your budget. Whether you're looking for better AM/FM sound quality and increased programming choices offered by free HD Radio® broadcasts, or you just like to listen to tunes from your iPod®, the XHD6430 makes it happen with intuitive control and ease.

Playing your tunes
Plug your iPod into the front-panel USB input, and you can browse your music library with the XHD6430's controls. This lets you stash your iPod in a secure place and keep it charged while you drive. The USB slot is also perfect for connecting thumb drives or other portable music players. The CD drive plays your favorite MP3 or WMA files, so you can load a disc with multiple albums or stacks of files and hit the road. A front-panel auxiliary input makes the XHD6430 even more versatile, providing a convenient place to plug in your portable player or a Dock & Play satellite radio.

iPod note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver or its optional iPod adapter.

iTunes® tagging
Ever hear a tune you like on the radio but couldn't remember it when you got home? With your iPod connected and an HD Radio station tuned in, you can "tag" the songs you like to buy later on iTunes. Once a song is tagged, you'll be reminded to purchase it from the iTunes store the next time you sync your iPod on your home computer.

Power and tone
Dual designed the XHD6430 to play great no matter what the source. The built-in amplifier boasts plenty of power, to improve your music's clarity and impact, and five selectable EQ curves sculpt the tone to match your car's environment. The two sets of preamp outputs allow plenty of options if you're considering adding amps and subs. The rear output can be switched to subwoofer mode, giving you control over your bass level from the driver's seat.

Talk hands-free
Have a Bluetooth phone? Add the optional Bluetooth module and you'll be able to answer and place calls on your compatible cell phone using the receiver's front panel controls.

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

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?
In most vehicles, you can use an adapter to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and the receiver, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. Check the "Accessories" tab for compatible adapters.

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
    • built-in HD Radio tuner with iTunes tagging
    • built-in iPod control
    • detachable face
    • remote control
    Audio features
    • 5 preset EQ settings
    • compatible with Dual Bluetooth adapter
    • inputs: front-panel USB and auxiliary inputs
    • outputs: two sets of preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear/sub)
    Other info

    What's in the Box:

    • AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA receiver (with 10-amp fuse and two transport screws installed in the chassis)
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Face (inside included face-case)
    • Trim ring
    • Wiring harness
    • XHD6430 wireless remote control
    • CR2032 Lithium battery
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • 1 Metal support strap
    • 4 Pan-head ISO-mount machine screws
    • Star lock washer
    • Rear stud bolt
    • Hex nut
    • 2 Face fixing screws
    • 4 Small machine screws
    • Installation/Owner's Manual
    • Service note (attached to top of unit)

    This was one of the best investments i have done! It is way cool stero and can not beat the price!!

    Rachelle P, Crossett Arkansas


    Dual XHD6430 Reviews

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    (141 Reviews)

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    Nate from Duluth, MN on 6/21/2016

    2003 Ford Taurus SES

    Radio gave out after two years. Reset button had to be continually hit.



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    mozartplus from Apopka,FL on 3/20/2016

    1994 Honda Civic

    This lasted about 2 years, my review would have been about a 4. But then, for NO reason, it would just stop working. I would have to unplug, power off, take off the battery and it would be good for another day or few days. I look at all the reviews now and realize what a piece of junk this unit is. I should have spent a few bucks more.

    Pros: nothing now

    Cons: everything because it doesn't work


    Mike from Michigan on 10/31/2014

    Full of features, most of which work poorly, if at all. CD player skips on moderately bumpy roads, HD radio experiences an obnoxious delay when switching between HD and non-HD signals. Audio quality is mediocre at best, and has a pathetic 2-band EQ control. USB port became loose and inoperative in short time. Aux input is noisy and has no pre-amp, so the sound quality is poor and volume is too low. After some months of use, the unit stopped turning on entirely. Frankly, Dual should be embarrassed about this product.

    Pros: Lots of features.

    Cons: Most of them are poor quality and not durable.

    Agree with others, this is junk

    Mark R from Wylie, TX on 10/15/2014

    2003 Ford Econoline
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easily the worst item I've ever bought from Crutchfield. I had the same "reset" problem that other people have had. I'm a software guy so I understand the need for a hard reset every now and then, but there should be a way to do it without removing power from the unit, which is what I keep having to do. Secondly, after only a year or so, the front panel won't click back in and stay on. I have a paper clip through the small hole in the side, to keep the front panel stuck on so the unit will play. If this brand is still out there, I advise everybody to stay away.



    Didn't Last

    brad from athens ga on 12/25/2013

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

    Unit purchased 18 months ago by daughter as replacement for factory radio in Ford Explorer. installation relatively easy. However, CD player now skips and won't play cd's. Still plays through aux input and radio. will be contacting Crutchfield for options. Warranty 1 year but this model is discontinued.

    Pros: inexpensive

    Cons: poor quality build, didn't last. works better through aux input than iPod/iPhone usb input

    Skipped badly, then died

    NathanL from Georgia on 11/27/2013

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

    Any tiny bump in the road would cause a CD to skip. Sufficient RAM to bufer an entire song probably costs a dollar these days, so that's inexcusable, even if the internals were mechanically unstable. After a few months, the unit died and would no longer turn on. I realize the unit is discontinued, but I hope this rating reflects poorly on the manufacturer. Worst CD unit I've ever owned.

    Pros: USB thumb drive playback was nice

    Cons: Skipped on CDs and died in a few months.

    Car Stero

    Rachelle P from Crossett Arkansas on 6/3/2013

    2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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    This was one of the best investments i have done! It is way cool stero and can not beat the price!!

    Pros: It was a great stero and i love the price i got it for

    Cons: Remember to take the packing screws out when installing it

    This is junk

    Gary from Philadelphia.PA on 5/24/2013

    2000 Jeep Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I agree, after 1 year, this thing has needed to be re-set. (taken out of dash and re-set) 3 times now, so I emailed crutchfield, said I have to contact MFG. dont wast your money on non name brand units. I'm going with a Sony this time around. I see why its discontinued, it's junk.

    Pros: there is none if if dont work

    Cons: it's junk, it was cheap. I saved $10, what a mistake, never again


    Steve from MIchigan on 4/23/2013

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

    Not even one year and the thing needs to be reset frequently due to the solid red light lock up. Sound quality not so great, buttons are finicky. I'm glad this is discontinued, so nobody else will have these problems.

    Pros: Cheap.

    Cons: What's point of cheap if it doesn't work for didly.

    Good radio

    Brandon from York, South Carolina on 4/10/2013

    It was easy to install and sounds good. A very good quality product. It only took around an hour. It has everything you need right out of the box. I like the blue color of it. It got great into my mustang.

    Pros: -blue -sound quality -durability -easy installation

    Cons: -Cost

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    Alex from Millerton ny on 3/31/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I live this radio allows me to use my phone with and iPod cable and charges it at the same time. Love it all around.

    Pros: Their are a bunch of pros to this radio. The sound is good, a nice bass. And have no other problems.

    Cons: The radio light does not go very low. On the lowest dimming settings it is pretty bright. But live the radio. Wish the radio head that comes with the radio was blue tooth built in and not have to buy a different head.

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    Mojoaudioguru from Chicago on 3/28/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Surprisingly, it was very easy to install. Took less than 15 minutes, with the supplied harness and frame. The sound quality is great. It puts out the power that its rated at, (50 watts x 4), and the threshold of sound fills my full size van completely. The value was good. But the radio's removable front clip seems a little fragile. Still, it does what it was intended to do. I'm happy with it. I coupled this with 4 6x9 speakers. The original front OEM door speakers, and a pair of Pyle Pro audio tri-axials for the rear deck. Again, the sound quality is fantastic. For what it's worth, it did the trick. I'm happy. Crutchfield knowledge and helpful hints, helped out tremendously. The only one's in the industry that supplies harnesses, and materials specifically to employ an easy worry-free install.

    Pros: Fragile front plate. CD skips and jumps until the memory / buffer catches up.

    Cons: Does what it's intended to do with all it's features. The Blue Tooth is a nice touch and the mute button is a well needed feature.


    Landrews from Stafford VA on 3/22/2013

    1993 Ford Ranger
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    See why it's discontinued

    Scohar4 from Cincinnati on 2/11/2013

    2004 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I also only get the red circle of death. Purchased in October, I actually had it professionally installed but it has been non-working now for a while. I thought it might have been a fuse. Replaced that. It came back on for half a day and is now back to the red light around the power/volume button. Serves me right trying to save a couple bucks. Will be contacting Dual but not with high hopes from what I am reading here.

    Pros: HD radio, tagging, usb

    Cons: Ummm, doesn't work

    Good until it started locking up...

    RC from Cary, NC on 1/13/2013

    2007 Ford Crown Victoria
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice stereo, and fit my car perfectly. Great reception, sound quality and features. However, after about 9 months, it has begun to inexplicably "lock up" on me. Like any other stereo, when I park my car and turn off the ignition, I expect to be able to use the stereo again when I get in my car. However, it has now reached the point where it locks up and will not power on about once a week. I must pop off the faceplate and do a reset. I lose all of my settings from my clock to my preset stations. If there is a good side to this it is that I use it primarily with my satellite radio, so when it locks up, I only lose about 4 or 5 local stations and my operating preferences. Now I find myself trying to find the receipt so I can get it in under warranty.

    Pros: Price. Good reception, features, easy to install.

    Cons: Has begun to lock up about once a week for no reason. Usually after turning off ignition and coming back later and starting car. Other reviews seem to point to this being a common problem.

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    Anonymous from Las Vegas, NV on 1/7/2013

    1999 Mercury Tracer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great radio. Lots of features. Only complaint is the interface is a bit complicated compared to all the modern touch screen stuff. Definitely the early 2000s style with all the lights and buttons.



    Worked for a few months

    Mooose from Kansas City-ish on 11/29/2012

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

    I installed it after my old stereo got ripped off. I didn't want to spend too much but wanted the USB port. It installed well and worked as designed for a few months until one night it just up and died. It is getting power, the lighted ring around the volume knob is red, but it will not power on no matter what I do. I see now, that it has been discontinued. I think I know why.

    Pros: Cheap.

    Cons: Not so cheap when it only gives you a few months of tunes.

    Great features for the money!

    DJ LT from Wauconda, IL on 11/15/2012

    1994 Lincoln Town Car
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was looking at a similar Kenwood model that was about double the cost with the same features. Some people complain about the ease of use in their reviews. If you read the owners manual, you will have no problem programming and using many of the features. The HD will drop off as you get to the outskirts of major metropolitan areas. If you are within range, there are no issues. The iPod plug works great! The CD player has some issues displaying the track names on home-made CD's but the sound is great. Be sure to get the wire harness for easy installation. I installed this in a 1994 Lincoln Town Car as a replacement for the cassette AM/FM radio and it is HUGE impovement in sound quality and features. I did purchase the Bluetooth adapter. The sound coming into the car is great but the people on the other end say they hear a buzzing sound. Probably due to a gounding issue.

    Pros: Great value for the features included HD CD iPod connectivity

    Cons: Bluetooth adapter buzz CD home-made track names not displayed on radio screen.

    Put one in my 2006 Silverado. Face plate went bad within a year

    Emory from Land O Lakes , Fla on 11/8/2012

    Nice features,worked great less than one year. Dual says sorry buy another.

    Pros: Sounded good and liked features

    Cons: faceplate started dying within first year. Was no longer usable without purchasing a new face plate.


    Jeff from Knightdale NC on 11/6/2012

    2000 Saturn SL1
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very Solid Purchase!!



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    JL from Melbourne, FL on 11/5/2012

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

    Unbelievable value for the features loaded in this unit, including built in HD radio

    Pros: Good Fit, easy self install, sound and controls are nice.

    Cons: not compatible with iPhone 4s


    Phillip from Richmond, VA 23225 on 11/3/2012

    Only works with the remote and only picks up 2 radio stations

    Pros: Good when I use AUX

    Cons: Only works with remote.. Radio picks up 2 stations... Can't use buttons in faceplate properly because of some odd reason

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    UB from Malden Ma on 11/3/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It was easy to hook up to my system I use it in my work truck



    Great value

    radial from Pickerington, OH on 11/1/2012

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

    Good sound, great function, bonus of having front USB.

    Pros: Overall value.

    Cons: Face plate does not attach firmly, will occasionally fall off in rough road conditions

    Using w/ bluetooth in Commercial KENWORTH WORK TRUCK - BLUETOOTH great

    M from ST, CLOUD,MN on 10/31/2012

    1988 Mazda B Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    With the new "no cell phone in commercial vehicle" law, only bluetooth handsfree is acceptable. So I looked this up online and my emplyer bought it with the optional matching boothtooth, for my big work truck I use as a heavy equiptment field mechanic.. I am on the road a lot and need to pick up calls a lot and it was really not an option to get an in the ear bluetooth with all my mechanic issues - mainly I'm always oily, dirty, you get the picture! This is a great unit, set up great with my basic cell phone. I get in, turn on my bluetooth on my cell, the stereo knows what to do, I get a call, I push the button, the mic is good, everyone hears me. I am in a VERY NOISY TRUCK! So, I give it a A+. I didn't really review it in the "cool factor" as I guess it is cool, I dont know! So a 4 seemed like a good rating, the options are cool! It sounds good, my speakers are not great and with better speakers the whole thing will be better! I have to have t he treble all the way up for the bluetooth - again, better speakers are needed and I will be getting to those. As a sidenote, liked this unit so much, bought another one for my 2002 Dodge Pick up and will install it soon and add another review if anything else should be noteworthy.

    Pros: Whole unit functions great with bluetooth adapter and sound is great, easy, no fail, big truck likes it!

    Cons: None really, for the price it would be dumb to complain.

    Good System

    Shaidow from Newport News on 10/29/2012

    1995 Mazda 626
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I like the system. No real complaints. Sometimes I have to remove and reinsert the usb for it to read but that's a minor annoyance.

    Pros: USB; HD

    Cons: None

    i installed it to mercury villenger

    pete from whitestone,newyork on 10/29/2012

    1996 Mercury Villager
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    this radio is great buy , but has it problems to i already traded in one for another so i hope it does not start up again because then i am goingto have to change my mind

    Pros: the radio is great the cd is awsome

    Cons: having problem with listen to usb when it gets hot it freezes and then you have to reset everytime

    Unit stopped working

    cliffro from Albany NY on 10/17/2012

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

    Installed unit in a Honda CRV. Had the same problem as another reviewer: After about a week of use, the radio would not turn on. The on button was lit but the radio itself would not turn on. Trouble shooting guide does not seem to get at the problem. Will have to take unit out presumably to see if it's the fuse. (It's not the under dash radio fuse - that one is fine.) Connected black cable to black cable (ground) with the indicated wire connector pack that I bought with the radio. Perhaps the radio black wire should have gone to chassis instead.

    Pros: Really enjoyed it when it was working.

    Cons: Stopped working

    Crutchfield response on 10/22/2012 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

    Nice stereo, but the radio reception is lacking

    xspook from Florida on 10/14/2012

    2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have had this for about 2 months and mostly use it for listening to the radio and playing MP3's from a USB memory stick. For the money, it's a great buy. It has plenty of power for my 2002 Ford Sport Trac with factory speakers and factory subwoofer.

    Pros: Has USB input and HD radio. You can take a 2, 8, 10 Gb or larger USB drive, load it with thousands of songs, set it to random and you'll never have to worry about a scratched CD again.

    Cons: Radio reception is lacking. My factory radio was much better. When using HD radio, the FM stations often will have moments of signal drop, where the audio will be echoed. When set to HD and listening to AM, it's unlistenable. There are frequent electronic interference sounds that are difficult to describe, but will have you reaching for the power button the moment it happens. Once HD is disabled, the problem goes away. I would actually prefer an SD card input, but the USB suffices.

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    Scot from Charleston WV on 10/3/2012

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

    It broke today 6 months after installation. the face plate FELL OFF when the latch plastic deteriorated. I rarely mess with this feature and remove the plate only once or twice but the latch is now irreparable. I hope to replace with help from Dual or Crutchfield.

    Pros: cheap, easy to install

    Cons: Hard to work with Ipod, broke in 6 months.

    Overall Very Good Head Unit

    Casey_CO from Denver, CO on 9/25/2012

    2002 Lexus IS300
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I've been satisfied with everything about this head unit so far, it's been great in my is300. It blows the stock stereo out of the water and is just as good as the $150 sony I bought for my 4Runner a few years ago.



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    steve from napa, ca. on 9/20/2012

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

    Really cool product. Super easy to install and use. Sound is great. The radio reception is a little staticky but I think I may need to replace the antenna and wire. I won't really use the radio anymore now that I can play MP3 files and my iPod.



    Great Unit

    WillG from Morriston, FL on 9/20/2012

    2006 GMC Canyon
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought this for my mother-in-law, she is still getting used to functions, but she's liking it so far, USB input lets her leave her ipod at home, and 3.5mm allows her to use her phone trough the stereo. Loves that part. Sound-wise does sound good even with stock speakers which I'm replacing next. Remote has just enough buttons so you can learn them quickly without having to take yours eyes off the road, or pumping the volume while seating outside of car.

    Pros: USB, 3.5mm, ipod connectivity, bright clear display, remote control

    Cons: Buttons are a little hard to read at first, but getting used to them should be no problem.

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    Anonymous from Harrisburg,NC on 9/15/2012

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

    Good item would recommend to friends and Family.

    Pros: easily setup and controls.

    Cons: It would have been nice to be able to change the panel color to match the car dash lights.

    Little surprises, but worked great

    Tim J from Corpus Christi, TX on 9/14/2012

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

    The unit plays well. I'm not sure why, but most of the time when turning on the ignition, the unit powers up but no sound. You have to select a station other than the one it's already on to get it to play. It looks attractive in my Chevy Blazer. A flash drive was readable and worked the best. A CD of mp3s made on my desktop would not play (ERROR 2). A CD burned on a former computer did play successfully, but skipped in places. I have observed no skipping when playing a commercial CD.

    Pros: The sound quality is acceptable. The large number of presets (18) makes it nice when going on regular out of town trips. Display options are good. Not a fancy display, but for the price, it's great!

    Cons: Some CDs of mp3 files tend to skip, even while the vehicle is not in motion. CDs with mp3s burned on a desktop DVD don't seem to play. Installation was a bit more involved that originally thought.

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    Brian from Las Cruces NM on 9/13/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Love the unit for it's value, only problem is unit's controls cannot be dimmed, only display, at night it is bothersome and will have to come up with a shade for it.



    Very Pleased

    Tim V from ALEXANDRIA, VA on 9/11/2012

    1988 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Was a bit weary of the price being so cheap. Once I got it installed, it made my 88 Jeep YJ speakers actually sound semi decent. I love the USB port, I plug my iPhone in and let it charge while listening to music. Also if I have my GPS going on my phone, it will interrupt the music and give directions through the speakers. The removable face also proves to be useful, it is nice to have the option of making it look like nothing is there, especially when you on a older jeep.


    Cons: No Cons so far

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    Richard from Orinda, CA on 9/10/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought 2 of these radios. One for myself and one for a friend. I only listem to am talk or home made mp3 cd's. After only 2 weeks of use on 8/2/12 the radio would not turn on. The on button was lit but the radio would not turn on. Reading the truble shooting pages no mention was made of the problem. The manual did say that with the ignition off you could push the eject button and the cd would eject. I did that and with the ignition on and the cd removed the radio could be turned on and played cds like nothing ever hapened. On 8/3/12 I told my friend, who only listens to the mp3 how to fix her radio should the same thing happen to her. 8/4/12 my friend tells me her radio did the same thing but her eject button would not go in. She had never ejected her mp3 cd from the first time she put it in {3 weeks} so we do not know if it ever worked or not. She is going to the installer to get it checked in a few days. Hope other piople have better luck..

    Pros: The cd player has ok tone Quality.

    Cons: cd player quit playing after two weeks. My friends cd player quit playing after 3 weeks. The radio sounds like it is not quit on the station

    Crutchfield response on 9/11/2012 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

    Great product, great price.

    Bud from Alabama on 9/9/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I purchased this unit to replace the dead radio in my 1972 VW convertible. Hey: new school meets old cool, right? It only took less than 30 minutes of modding to get this unit to fit. The unit works great. Instructions are clear, functionality is top-notch. I was delighted with the price (open box and all). And if anything goes wrong, I know Crutchfield's got my back. All in all, a solid unit.

    Pros: Ease of installation, superb documentation, great supporting hardware. USB & audio-in available from front panel. Small size.

    Cons: Controls are a bit non-traditional for my taste--the volume, for instance, is in the middle of the unit, rather than towards the left side where most companies put it.

    Great features

    CG from Georgia on 9/7/2012

    2005 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed this in my Toyota Tacoma. Mainly picked this because of the USB reader and the ability to play MP3 CDs. After a few days it seemed to be 'dead' except the power button still had a red glow. I removed the radio and checked my connections. It started working. Happened again a few days later. I came back here and read the other reviews saying that this tends to happen and the solution is to press the reset button under the faceplate. I thought about sending the radio back and getting a different unit but after looking at the other radios in my budget, I decided that this is the one I wanted, regardless of the 'glitch.' Problem hasn't reoccurred. I suspect the problem is either caused by heat or something to do with the USB feature. I don't have the bluetooth accessory or an iPod but might get them in the future now that I've decided to keep the radio.

    Pros: Sounds good. Ability to play MP3s on disk or USB drive. More features that I may use in the future.

    Cons: Had to be reset twice in the first week after I got it.

    Latest HD unit shows improvement

    Alan60085 from Waukegan, IL on 9/6/2012

    1999 Toyota RAV4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have had the two previous generations of Dual Single DIN HD stereos. With each generation the operation got better, but even with the previous one the build quality was lacking and it was a simple mechanical failure of a switch on the faceplate that did it in. On this version the build quality is noticably better, I expect years of good service. The HD performance is MUCH better, and the IPOD and Data Stick file navigation show much improvement. For the money I'd say you likely won't go wrong, and in very many ways it is worlds better than the entry level HD offering from Pioneer - but to be fair that Pioneer deck is a train wreck.

    Pros: Better HD performance, data file navigation. Easy to use. Very inexpensive.

    Cons: Buid quality not as good as many others.

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    brad k from bassett nebraska on 9/6/2012

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

    Love this it makes my old truck like new its all the radio . I am very happy with it and I have told many friends about the sound and how easy it was to put in

    Pros: One good sounding radio. Don't jump the cd when going down the back roads here in the sandhills of nebraska

    Cons: None

    Great deal

    Akiva F from Cleveland, OH on 9/4/2012

    2000 Subaru Legacy
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was really happy with this purchase, both the radio and the awesome Crutchfield service. Crutchfield's whole system is great - website, ordering, shipping, tech support- the best! The radio worked really well and you cannot get another unit with even close to the features for less. Somehow Crutchfield has much better prices than everyone. All the features worked well. I really liked how the HD radio and iPod support worked. Sound quality was not amazing but still good esp if you consider how this radio has basically every cool feature. Only problem I had was that the CD was skipping (the anti-skip buffer was not working). I called Tech Support and they told me to push the reset button on the radio and the problem was solved. Highly recommend Crutchfield and this radio.

    Pros: Lots of features. Crutchfield support. Great price.

    Cons: Display a little bright even when turned down to low and a technical glitch with cd skipping which was resolved.

    Great value for the money

    Norm from San Jose, CA on 9/1/2012

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

    Add car stereos to the list of electronic items that have greatly decreased in price over the years. I was looking for an inexpensive radio to replace the factory cassette player in a 20 year old car that died. This more than fits the bill. Many features, HD radio, fairly easy to use, better quality - more powerful sound. I just put up with the factory radio and bad speakers had no plans to replace them until the radio quit. The only annoyance so far in this unit is that I cannot leave a disc in the CD player and listen to another sound source.

    Pros: HD radio, relatively easy to use, inexpensive, not bad looking, powerful sound

    Cons: Cannot listen to another sound source while a CD is in the player.

    Great option and look for the price

    Team22 from ALEXANDRIA, VA on 8/30/2012

    Great deck for the price. Installed in an 88 Jeep Wrangler with ease. The HD stations are great in my area, also nice because my antenna broke off about 3 years ago. I would not recommend the in-dash kit the offer with this unit - 142FJ1550MFord/Mercury/Chrysler 1986-Up Kit E/S. It was inexpensive, but in my opinion a waste of money. Poorly made and does not support the head unit at all. I used a top mount bracket that I had from my previous install, just had to modify slightly to get screws into the new head unit. All and all I am very happy with the sound quality and options. USB for Ipod/Iphone which you can control with the remote and it charges the device. Nice blue illumination display and song info.

    Pros: Great Price. Good Features Easy Install Descent Quality build Good Look Detachable Face

    Cons: None Yet

    Trouble with firmware lock-ups

    MikeG from Lake Zurich,IL on 8/29/2012

    Problems with the firmware are an issue. I'm looking for a fix now. Unit started locking up every few days about a week ago. Unit worked OK the first three weeks although it does have an issue with some USB folders/files with music on them. On 2 larger drives that had GB+ of music it just locked up. I placed a smaller amount of music data (maybe 100-200 songs) in the root directory of a clean USB drive and it read the songs OK. Now though it is having issues locking up and you need to pop the cover off and reset the unit which clears all the radio settings. I'm not sure if this started happening because we began to try other "functions" and settings. We are looking for a solution now. I will post an update if these get fixed. Also the HD radio seems to have some trouble locking/staying locked on HD stations. I don't have a reference point on how problematic this is compare to others because this is my first HD radio.

    Pros: Cool radio with lots of features for the $.

    Cons: Lockups and resets are annoying and erases/clears all your AM/FM station presets.

    Very Pleased

    MM Kid from New Jersey on 8/29/2012

    2002 Ford Escort ZX2
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy to install. Great sound quality. Great features. A wonderful product for the price!

    Pros: Versatile, plenty of power, fits car well

    Cons: None yet

    Dual XHD6430

    Wes from Ponchatoula,LA on 8/27/2012

    2010 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Radio is performing excellent, well worth the money. Love all the features this radio offers.



    Great value

    JerryK from North Las Vegas, NV on 8/27/2012

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

    Can't beat this receiver for the price. For ease of use, I'd prefer to have dedicated knobs for treble and bass, and I'm not crazy about the blue lighting that cannot be dimmed, but these are small complaints that don't keep this receiver from being a great value. It works and sounds great.

    Pros: Great value. Works well and sounds good.

    Cons: Blue illumination lights cannot be dimmed.

    Great Value

    TylerH from Oceanside, CA on 8/26/2012

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

    Excellent value. It has HD radio, Aux input, iPod syncing, tagging, and excellent sound.

    Pros: Good sound. CD, HD Radio, Aux input, iPod syncing, song tagging.

    Cons: Complicated buttons. Cheap power button that wiggles (cheap feel). Can't charge your Zune and listen to music at the same time. Lighting does not dim with car.

    Super product

    chazz from Micro NC on 8/26/2012

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

    Excellent product no problems found

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Nothing

    Dual XHD6430

    Terry G from Clayton, NC on 8/24/2012

    1989 Ford F Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great Stero for the price.

    Pros: Ease of installation with Crutchfield adapter kit

    Cons: None- I like green lights over blue but for $70, I'm not complaining.

    Dual XHD6430 CD receiver

    JerryN from Cleveland, Oh. on 8/23/2012

    2006 Chevrolet Impala
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good radio, HD is nice, also has USB port which is nice to connect iPod, or iPhone to play you own tunes or pandora, or iHeart radio.



    Great except for HD

    Chris3305 from Florissant, MO on 8/20/2012

    2006 Kia Rio
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Works great except the HD cuts out constantly to the point that I turned off digital tuning. But that's not what I got it for anyway, HD was just a bonus. I got it to hook up my iPod so i can listen to my audio books without burning to CD, and that part of it works wonderful. I have yet to put a CD in it. LOL

    Pros: Front panel USB/iPod and AUX inputs.

    Cons: HD Radio Cuts out constantly. Would have gotten 5 stars otherwise.

    Dual does it again

    Anonymous from bayville nj on 8/10/2012

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

    Not a bad unit , has alot of features that all work well . hd radio is just one of many packed into an affordable head unit . I chose to add the btm 60 to mine and that also works well . Crutchfield did an excellent job with the service as usual .

    Pros: Loaded with features that all work great ,at an unbeatable price with a full function remote to boot .

    Cons: none

    Crutchfield never lets me down!

    Nick from Lakewood, CA on 8/10/2012

    2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    First of all I have to say, I would NEVER do business with anyone else but Crutchfield for my car audio needs. They have never let me down! I installed this radio along with two 5 1/4 JBL 2 way speakers in my front doors in my 2002 Silverado, all in all, took almost 2 hours. Way easier than I thougt it would be, but having all the materials needed is always a plus. This is my second Dual in-dash receiver and for the price (of both I've owned), I am really impressed with the overall quality of sound. I just put this one in tonight so I need to give it some time, but I am happy already. For less than $150, I got a radio and speakers which woke my truck up! I've already played with it quite a bit and find it very easy to use and navigate through. I bought it because of price and the fact that others with USB ports all seemed to be more expensive and I just needed something cheap to replace my non-working factory unit. For $70, I'm a little skeptical about the build quality, but I will give it time.

    Pros: Sounds great, easy to use, looks good installed in the dash... USB port AND Aux port up front.

    Cons: None yet.

    Great value

    PaulG from Charelston, SC on 8/6/2012

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

    Arrived quickly, easy to install, easy to use. I am surprised at how much use the little remote gets, I thought it would be worthless, especially in the little cab of my pickup, but I use it constantly. The usb port is the whole reason I bought this unit, and it works flawlessly. Absolutely no complaints. Paired it with a couple of cheap pioneer speakers, and this setup is more than sufficient for my little truck. Great price for all the features!

    Pros: Price. Easy to use, even while driving. Remote is actually useful. Usb port means I get to keep a LOT of music plugged in with a 32GB thumb drive. Looks nice without being too bright or visually distracting

    Cons: Can't think of anything

    locks up

    Jack from Fort Worth TX on 8/6/2012

    2003 Hyundai Sonata
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I had a Dual XHD 6425 that worked for about 5 years before it died Bought one of these. After a few days, it would no longer turn on. I returned it, got another. 2 weeks after that one is installed, same things. I discovered if I pulled negative battery cable to kill power to stereo, it would reset it and it worked (minus stations programmed). Guess I will put in a button to kill power to reset this thing.



    Crutchfield response on 8/7/2012 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

    Good value

    DV from St. Louis, MO on 8/1/2012

    1999 Mazda 626
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Needed a replacement for a 14 year old car radio that had iPod/MP3 support. Couldn't spend much but wanted my daughter to feel good about her car. With included wiring harness the installation was easy (not my first Crutchfield car radio purchase). Sound is great after I replaced the front speakers(one had an intermittent open). My daughter is now ready to drive the car until it's more economical to replace than repair and my wife wants to replace the radio in her car too. Crutchfield support was great in recommending speakers when I told them my speaker budget was $50. I was really a bit surprised that I could meet my budget and still be very satisfied with the sound (I should say that pumping the windows in and out was not my objective)

    Pros: The product met my price/quality range. iPod charging is a plus. HD radio is a big bonus too.

    Cons: Limited character display length of the display doesn't match the iPod so we use the 1/8" MP3 input and the iPod's control. If you don't need to see what's playing the iPod USB input is fine.

    Great product, great service.

    Eli from Loveland, Colorado on 7/29/2012

    1989 Buick LeSabre
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This was an amazing deal! The unit itself works so well and really brings out the power in my speakers. I was planning on replacing my entire system in my '98 Buick, but after seeing how well the stock speakers really work, I have decided I just need a couple subs. Thanks to this great unit, I no longer need to replace any of my speakers. Also, Crutchfield is great! I was worried about doing this kind of work myself because I have absolutely no experience in that area, but the directions I was shipped were exact to my specific vehicle, and I had no trouble at all. Thanks again, everyone!

    Pros: See above.

    Cons: The only bad thing I can think of is that the volume knob on the unit seems a bit flimsy, but it has not been an issue as of yet.

    Great deal for a great price!

    mrmike from Williston, ND on 7/25/2012

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

    This is a great stereo for a great price. I had no hassle putting this is in my grand cherokee, crutchfield sent amazing instructions with the stereo. So far the stereo has been absolutely superb. It is build solid and sounds great, much better then my factory radio for sure. I would recommend this stereo to anyone looking to upgrade their factory stereo.

    Pros: Sound Build Price

    Cons: Faceplate could be simpler

    Great unit at a great price

    Richs from Middletown, CT on 7/24/2012

    2000 Subaru Legacy
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Install it in a camper. Hooked everything up, plugged it in and it fired up with no issues.

    Pros: HD radio, USB and Apple connection on the front panel, preamp and sub out. All of this for $70 and great sound.


    Couldn't have been better

    pittfall2012 from Pittsburgh, Pa on 7/23/2012

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

    Excellent service by Crutchfield; from the advisor to the shipping and handling. I have no complaints at all with Crutchfield's service. They should be a model for other online/catalogue businesses. Now to the stereo! The DUALXHD6430 is remarkable. For the price point, you can't help but smile when you hear it for the first time. I live in an urban area of Pittsburgh and receive fm HD broadcasts. They sound unbelievable. Even the news sounds great in HD. What "tickled" me the most was the abundant array of features for the money. By the way I installed unit in just under an hour in an old 2002 Ford Econoline cargo van, didn't replace the speakers and the sound is awesome! I am very pleased!!

    Pros: USB, IPOD, BLUE TOOTH, HD FM, for 70 bucks. Need I say more?

    Cons: If I must list one it would be small buttons on the far side of the unit as mesured from the driver's point of view.

    Great stereo

    Anonymous from San Antonio, TX on 7/21/2012

    2000 BMW 3 Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is great stereo so far , can't beat the price . I installed it on my 323 ci and it didn't take very long master sheet that was sent made it easy . Overall very happy with it

    Pros: Love the features

    Cons: Haven't found any


    Alex S. from Kansas on 7/19/2012

    I got this to replace a stock 6 CD changer in my 2003 Mustang which has the Mach stereo system. I did all of the rewiring fine on the new harnesses that Crutchfield included. Crutchfield did a wonderful job... The stereo itself did not however. The Mach system is a 6 speaker rig. This isn't the best fit. I had trouble with not only the CD player but also the USB function with my iPod. It says it supports my iPod, but once I plug it in, nothing happens. Then randomly 5 minutes later, it will do as supposed to and say "READING." Except it said reading for over 10 minutes, and never could play my music. I tried 3 different iPod models and two different cords that work fine otherwise. Nothing. The CD player will randomly say error or eject the CD. I have only had this installed for a week. Not long enough for something to go wrong. Everything is wired and mounted correctly. Also, it may be a problem with my amp setup, but it seemed to refuse to be grounded. I tried different grounding scenarios, and yet at low volumes I can hear a static-like sound. Not happy with this product. Spend more money and get something nicer that will please you.

    Pros: Several functions.. however they do not all work as supposed to. Looks pretty good. That's about it.

    Cons: Grounding problems - Static "hum" CD errors Will not actually play iPod via USB function Blue lighting is EXTREMELY bright. hurts eyes during night driving, will not dim. Mediocre sound quality

    Dual XHD6430

    Anonymous from Milltown WI on 7/18/2012

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

    I am so happy that they can make something to fit this in my Ford Taurus! I have been stuck with only radio until I found that they make something to install a stereo like this in any car! It works great! sounds awesome! even without changing the speakers. I can listen to my Ipod, it has a remote, and a detachable face plate which I will be using as I am a college student.



    Dual XHD6430 - CD/Receiver

    Mary from Rolling Meadows, IL on 7/15/2012

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

    Installed in a 2000 Toyota Sienna minivan. Installed it myself with the help of Crutchfield's mastersheet and the internet! Great price and the ordering system is wonderful, telling you what you will need to install it yourself which saves lots of money.

    Pros: My factory CD/Receiver stopped working so I am thrilled to have a working one. Looks and sounds great! It's nice having the extra tray area too!

    Cons: None

    Dual XHD 6430

    Mark H from Tacoma, WA on 7/10/2012

    1997 Geo Prizm
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Incredible bang for the buck. I literally paid $60 for the car I'm driving which is 1997 Geo Prizm so I didn't want to spend much on a car stereo system (I'm Cheap!). I purchased an open box which saved me another $10. The system works great with my ipod. Sounds as good as some more expensive models and installation was easy with the instructions included. I love my new, cheap (Inexpensive) DUAL XHD6430 car stereo.

    Pros: Sounds good! Works great with the ipod.

    Cons: None so far.


    Anonymous from Mi on 7/10/2012

    2003 Saturn Ion 1
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)




    Has some design flaws for hot climates

    Greg from Charlotte, NC on 7/10/2012

    2008 Hyundai Santa Fe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I'll start off by saying that Crutchfield is awesome and provided a hassle-free return process. This unit worked well for a while and sounded great. I loved having the HD radio and ipod USB port. However once the summer hit, the holes where the hooks hold the faceplate on melted off and broke. Not just once, but twice! There were a few other reviews that mentioned the faceplate falling off. That part of the faceplate is thin, cheap plastic and the spring simply puts too much pressure on the face plate, pushing it away from the head unit with unnecessary force which tears and breaks the plastic once it gets hot and pliable. I chalked it up to a defective unit so Crutchfield quickly sent me a new one. Installed it and a week later the same thing happened. Sent it back for good and ordered a JVC. I'm giving it 2 stars rather than 1 since it should work great in colder climates or in a car that has better ventilation behind where the head unit will be installed. I actually have it installed in my Matrix and it still works fine (probably just jinxed myself...), the Santa Fe is much more cramped behind the dash.

    Pros: Lots of features at a low price point

    Cons: the faceplate is poorly designed and doesn't withstand fairly normal car temperatures for a southern climate

    Good value for $$$

    Mark from Goochland, Virginia on 7/9/2012

    2000 Nissan Frontier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good value for the money, very easy to set up and use.

    Pros: Good value for the dollar.

    Cons: None

    Dual XHD 6430

    Jim from Wausau, WI on 7/8/2012

    2003 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Love the new radio/CD player. Still do not know where the "off" button is, but I have not read the manual yet. For having it only 2 weeks I have zero complaints! I loved the ordering system. Crutchfield has a nice system that tells you everything you need to remove your old radio and install your new one! It took a lot less time then I thought it would!

    Pros: Love the remote and USB port.

    Cons: None

    Worth it

    Lgg121 from Chester springs PA on 7/5/2012

    2006 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice little radio. FM reception isn't the greatest but iPod controls are pretty easy. It would be nice if you had the option of controlling from the iPod itself. Not the greatest head unit but worth the price. As always Crutchfield does it right and I wouldnt suggest purchasing your new head unit elsewhere.

    Pros: Low price, easy install, HD radio, iPod comtols.

    Cons: Less than stellar radio reception. Unit needs to be reset from time to time.

    Dual XHD6430

    4x4man-OHIO from Lorain, OH on 7/3/2012

    2004 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very happy with my unit. Excellent sound, HD radio, USB capable, & CD all are excellent and comes with remote! Outstanding Value.

    Pros: Sound, playback capabilities, & overall features.

    Cons: Non so far after three weeks of use.

    Not Worthy of Crutchfield

    JohnG from California on 6/25/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This radio isn't worthy of Crutchfield. With daily use it locks up approximately every three weeks and must be reset (erasing all the presets). Dual tech support seemed surprised that I wasn't happy with that. Skip this one!


    Cons: Unstable firmware leads to poor user experience!

    Unbelievable value for the money...

    SteveY from San Jose, CA on 6/18/2012

    Purchased this unit to upgrade factory radio/cassette in my son's '96 Camry. Unit was pretty easy to install - would say it's mandatory to buy the Crutchfield wiring harness for the specific make/model if it's not provided free at the price point if you want an easy install. Otherwise you'd need the wiring diagram/schematic for your factory unit (who has that?) and they don't seem to be readily available, even on the "Internets". Anyway, upshot is that this is an unbelievable upgrade from the factory unit in both sound and functionality. The controls are pretty simple despite the feature-rich functionality and the remote is nice so you aren't distracted from the road if you're operating the unit at all. I would say that the only negative I've been able to come up with is that if your car has a power antenna, it will be engaged whenever the unit is on - even if you're just using the iPod/USB or Aux inputs. At this price point, they just didn't add a trigger 12v switch for the antenna for only when the radio is on. Other than this relatively minor issue, the XHD6430 is an upgrade that is well worth the money and time.

    Pros: Great sound, easy controls, iPod play while charging, aux input, bluetooth, iTunes tagging, etc, etc...

    Cons: Power antenna (if you have one) is engaged whenever the unit is on, not just when the radio is on, but I consider this a minor issue at this price point. Positives completely overwhelm minor issues.

    Unbelievable price for feature rich head unit.

    M.Monti from Chesapeake, VA on 6/16/2012

    2005 Toyota Sienna
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have a 2005 Toyota Sienna. Super easy install. HD Tuner, USB port, Aux input, and MP3 CD, front and rear preamp out for $70! Ridiculous! This is my first Dual head unit. The controls are easy and intuitive. It looks sharp in my Sienna dashboard. I installed a Sony in my truck last year for twice thee cost and I like this head unit better.

    Pros: Extreme value feature rich. Intuitive controls, pleasing looks, HD radio, USB port to play MP3 files, MP3 CD and AUX port on the front.

    Cons: At this price, none.


    Bob from NJ on 6/16/2012

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

    This was bought as an after thought for my shop to replace a old car stereo that was dying. The Dual winds up in my F-150 because the more expense unit I bought for it sucks eggs! This Dual is easy to use and sounds great! The install kit for the other unit fit the Dual perfectly. Looks good in the dash,and has room for CDs right under unit,nice touch.

    Pros: Ease of use.Sound.

    Cons: 3 level dimmer.

    AM stations a problem

    JeannieB from Hemet CA on 6/12/2012

    Generally like the the features, but the a.m. stations are terrible. They shut off, have lots of interference, sound awful. Anyone else have these problems?



    I wish ALL copmpanies were like Crutchfield

    DMM from Miane on 6/11/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    First and foremost, KUDOS to Crutchfield's: Cust Service was awesome and very helpful in picking this product, delivery within 2 days, every piece needed for installation was included as per your recommendations, installation (my first) was easy and took much less time than I anticipated. My daughter is using the radio and is very pleased. Still putting it all together with programming and all that the radio has to offer. Off to good start.

    Pros: Radio is all that we expected. Cruchfield's is what every company in this company needs to be or become!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Cons: None

    great reciever

    aj from Valmeyer, IL on 6/8/2012

    1993 Chrysler Concorde
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Cannot say enough good things about this deck. Sound is great, HD radio is strong. The value is off the charts.

    Pros: Easy to program, intuitive displays, sounds like a much more expensive unit.

    Cons: None.


    Michael from Murrayville, Ga. 30564 on 6/7/2012

    2000 Nissan Frontier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am still learning about how to use my Dual 6340 but I really appreciate the Bluetooth while I am driving my 5spd because before it was quite an unsafe juggling, driving with the knees experience! The 6340 seems to have more than ample power to drive my Bose indoor/outdoor speakers. I generally listen to audio books while I drive and the signal is exceptionally clear!

    Pros: ample power and clear signal

    Cons: perhaps Dual, or Crutchfield, could develop a CD that could be listened to regarding the operation of the product.

    XHD 6430

    joe T from roselle N J on 6/4/2012

    1994 Lexus SC300
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    good thanks



    good deal

    probie from michigan on 6/2/2012

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

    great deal for price



    Dual XHD6430

    Sabrina from Mt. Airy, GA on 6/1/2012

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

    Great stereo for the price. Easy installation and awesome sound and quality. Andy recommended everything needed for installation and made the radio a perfect fit for my jeep. A big thank you to Crutchfield.

    Pros: Remote control


    Dual XHD6430

    petie from tennessee on 6/1/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    excellent quality and value



    Dual XHD6430

    CrayCPD from Locust, NC on 5/29/2012

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

    Very nice product for your money...

    Pros: Was very simple to set up and nice sound quality. HD radio stations are easy to locate.

    Cons: Haven't found any yet....

    Dual XHD6430

    Ric from Cleveland, TN on 5/28/2012

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

    I was just looking for a good replacement for a factory radio. This is the second or third Dual product I have bought. Easy to use, several upgrades are available. Sounds good and I am pleased with the price and product. As usual buying from Crutchfield is a great experience. I have been buying car stereo from them since the mid 1980's and wouldn't go anywhere else.

    Pros: Ease of use, features at this price point

    Cons: None

    Dual XHD6430

    Anonymous from Albuquerque, NM on 5/26/2012

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

    It's a great radio

    Pros: cheap with great features for it's price

    Cons: no dimmer

    feature filled

    D from Acadiana on 5/26/2012

    1992 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I haven't had this item long enough to be sure that the quality is really good. However, it seems to be except for the oddly made volume knob which is rather floppy, but it seems to be by design. It has a lot of features! Unfortunately, it requires a bit too much "hands on" action for someone driving down the road. you have to press and hold buttons to access certain features and then press other buttons to modify, etc. I like a straight forward "seek","scan","volume","bass","treble" and "loudness" button. It does have an easy volume and scan, but the rest have to be accessed through menus. Overall, I like it because it has a lot of features for the price.

    Pros: high and low level outputs, to directly connect speakers or to use an external amp. usb plug on front as well as a mini jack. lots of station presets. HD radio. Bolted in my Toyota without additional adaptors-a plus since Crutchfield dosen't offer free adaptors at this price.

    Cons: Have to access many things through menus-a down side of having too many features, but we already have too many driving distractions. I seldom use "scan" (which is easy to access) because it takes too long to find a station and I have to listen to all the garbage while I wait, but I find the seek feature (hold the station advance button for more than one second-but not too much longer or it will pass up all the stations) not very driver friendly.

    Great for the Price

    Nathreen from Glendale, CA on 5/25/2012

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

    This unit is way better than I ever thought it could be for the price. The special price that I got it at, $69.99, can't be beat for the quality of sound that I am now hearing out of my speakers. HD radio is wonderful and being able to use my smartphone two different ways is great. I can either plug in my phone using the AUX 3.5mm plug or I can plug it into the USB port and use the remote, which was also a little surprise when I opened the box, to control what I want to hear. I am very happy with my purchase and since I self-installed, having Crutchfield available to call for support was perfect. The install of this unit was actually quite easy, just not the removal of my old radio. Having an old 1990 GMC truck, the older parts were a little difficult to remove since they were in there for so long. In the end, a few pointers from Crutchfield support and hard work and perseverance, we got it all out and it went smoothly after that. One thing I love about this company and their website is that when you choose an item and add it to your cart, more options of things that will make the install of your new item come up and you aren't guessing what you might need. It is very simple and pay so little for the extra parts. Overall, I am very happy with the whole experience.

    Pros: Looks great, easy to use, easy install, great sound


    Fantastic value for your money.

    BillB from Washington, DC on 5/21/2012

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

    Great value for the money! If you are looking for a reasonably priced replacement for your factory stereo, you cannot go wrong with this unit!

    Pros: Price, sound quality, remote control feature

    Cons: Stock instructions are a little thin, but Crutchfield makes up for the lack of instructions.

    great buy! great product

    Ronnie from Blackwood on 5/19/2012

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

    Installed easily and sounds great. Hd radio is a plus especially for the price.

    Pros: Price and feature set with cd player, hd radio, and front aux ports.

    Cons: No real cons. Great mix of features and price. Does it sound like a 800 pioneer? No, but does sound pretty good. Most likely an upgrade from your factory radio.


    KristieK from St.Louis, Mo on 5/16/2012

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

    I honestly wish I would never bought this item. I have to reset it all the time in order for it to work properly. I have had a technician look at it the connection is perfectly fine. I put a brand new battery in my car and still this constant issues. I contacted the number on the shipping lable for help and recieved absolutely no service. They would not help me at all. I would not recommend this item to anyone.



    Dual XHD6430

    Anonymous from Piedmont Triad, NC on 5/14/2012

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

    Replaced my 13 year old car CD radio with this one, myself. Great value for features and style. Not sure HD radio is a valuable feature since the sound quality in digital mode is iffy, not always better than FM standard. Ipod interface with Classic is more-or-less manual. I like having an old-fashioned, round volume knob again. Still using old speakers, so opinion of sound quality, which seems fine, is neutral.

    Pros: Features, style, price.

    Cons: Hope I don't have to replace it anytime soon.


    Yanina from MD on 5/12/2012

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

    When i bought the car stereo it sounded it great and it did everything I wanted to do with it for my ipod touch . Yesterday for some reason it was not working . There was no display. It would not turn on or anything. I rushed to the installer to see what happened to it . They told me that so many people come in with that stereo and have to reset it. For your learning knowlege if it ever stops working lift up the face plate and there is a very small hole and there is a button you press and it all starts working again. Then you will have to reset all your stations again. Great car stereo in sound, performance but if i have to reset this one more time and have to have best buy install another one im going to be mad.

    Pros: Great Stereo sound, easy to use, Love the HD Radio , Works Great with My IPOD, Have not tried my smartphone yet with a auxillary port. Im hoping i can get Radio Disney on there for the kids.

    Cons: I had to reset it

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    jlilly from illinois on 5/10/2012

    1994 Mitsubishi Mirage
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    i love my new reciver but the olny thing i that i dont like, is when i hook my ipod up to it and ti have to keep clicking the search button to find tha song that i want. but other than that the is cool.



    Pleased but not delighted

    Scott from Warsaw, IN on 5/7/2012

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

    Finding a replacement for a 15 year old foreign car was difficult. Installing wasn't too bad considering. I read the directions several times and followed them to a T. I soldered the lines together, only to find out that I could have used some crimping connectors. When I installed into the console, it was a pretty snug fit, nicely on the heighth and width, but also on the depth. With the amount of wires now, I had to crunch things together. As far as the radio is concerned, it is nice. Good volume and sound. I'm mostly dissappointed in the radio signal strength. I can't get any HD radio stations, so I'm going to pull it out and verify that the antenna connection is still in tact. I'd love to use the Tag feature, but without HD, I cannot receive any song information. Granted I listen to some Mike & Mike in the morning (AM station), but other times I like to jam out a bit. The one thing I don't like is that sometimes when I start the unit up, it does not play any sound even though it is tuned to a station. I have to change to a different preset and switch back to get music to come out of the speakers. Overall, coming from a radio that barely worked, this is a good inexpensive alternative. Really like it and it does have a WOW factor.

    Pros: Removable, ease of use and sounds great

    Cons: Have to change to a different radio station upon initial startup.

    not worth it

    Josh from Kansas City, MO on 5/6/2012

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

    line in jack audio quality was horrible. usb was fine. had to reset the unit several times. I'll be returning for something else.



    Great radio

    Jimbrewski from Denton, TX on 5/5/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    For the price you can't beat this unit!!! Has GREAT SOUND!! EXCELLENT BASS and when the HD signal kicks in FM sound is greatly enhanced!! I wanted a cheap radio with USB and HD radio to put in my mixer truck at work. This unit goes above and beyond my expectations!!! It sounds better than my Kenwood I have in my car.!! And this is with cheap factory speakers that came in the Mack truck!!


    Cons: NONE SO FAR

    DUAL XHD6430 Head Unit

    DaveS from CT on 5/3/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I Installed this head Unit as an economical replacement for the factory CD/Radio in a '99 Honda Accord EX Sedan with the 6 speaker stock configuration. It is a great replacement and an upgrade in power and sound. The only more time consuming thing that had to be done is solder or solderlessly crimp the wireharness to the supplied connector adaptor. (I soldered and heat shrunk each connection to make it neat.) but this is standard for anyone doing an install. The unit has all the features one would realistically use. I can play my iPod Nano and control it from the head unit or plug in my old Sony mini disc player through the aux input. It can take a Steering wheel volume control and BlueTooth adaptor . But what I liked most about this head unit is that it picks up HD radio, ( albiet where the stations are strong), and I can control My Subwoofer output and the scource level inputs. Of course once I installed it , (which was a snap with the mounting kit.), I couldn't leave it alone so I added a DUAL 4 channel amp run in 2 channel mode.This gives you signal to all 4 channels. ( you do lose fader controls because the second set of preamp outputs go to the Sub But.this is of no consequence ) . I also replaced the Front speakers with Kenwood 6.5 inchers.these installed easily with no modification but I did add Dynamat at the opening and inside the car door. The rear speakers were replaced with Dual Audio 6x9's . Overall an excellent value.

    Pros: Excellent sound and Many features for a head unit at this price, HD radio, iPod,Aux input , Bluetooth, and steering wheel volume control capability. I have enough control over input and output volumes as well as Sub Woofer,bass and treble control. Comes with a remote control and the unit lights up Blue.

    Cons: Spring loaded clasp for the removable face came loose. Menu dial seems a bit flimsy, however time will tell whether that is an actual issue.

    Feature Packed CD Receiver At A Bargain Price

    PeteR from New Jersey on 4/26/2012

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

    This unit exceeded my expectations; feature rich, very good quality, easy to use and an excellent value. Installation into a 2000 Ford Focus was a snap. Hit the power button and the sound quality was great. Plugged in a USB drive and found it easy to navigate to any folder and song. The same can be said when an iPod Touch 2 was connected. The HD radio stations have very good sound quality. I would recommend this as a good value upgrade/replacement for the stock radio.

    Pros: Great looking unit, Excellent sound, Pros: Easy set up, Well lit display, Loaded with options; iPod, USB, aux, CD, MP3, and a remote!

    Cons: None

    very good for the price

    alf from new york on 4/20/2012

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

    For the most part , it is a good radio with plus interfaces which not every one uses. in my case i just needed a radio with usb input for playing the wma,mp3,etc. for guys that preffer louder sound a combination with an amp will do. I have sensitive ears so. it would be nice if they added the wire hardnness that matches the car so you dont have to look over for it. over all i m happy with it.

    Pros: easy to install provided the detail info from the website.

    Cons: extra buttons you dont need if not using the extra gadgets

    Good Unit, Skimpy instructions

    Toad from Dallas, Texas on 4/17/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought two of these for my wife so she could have the same unit in both our cars to use her Ipod mini and she wouldn't have to learn two systems. That worked out well, and it is a very nice unit for the money. My quibbles are that the instructions were very limited and that it wouldn't read my Ipod classic. I was really excited to read all of the positive reviews on this site concerning how easy Crutchfield's instructions were to follow to install their stereos. I'm fairly handy, but it took longer than it needed to for me to work it out. I found the drawings were both inadequately labeled and didn't show enough different views of the unit. And there were several wires that were superfluous but weren't marked as such, luckily the Crutchfield techs were great at talking me through it. True, once you know how, it is a snap, but if it's the first install you've ever done, you can be in for some frustration. As for not reading my Ipod classic, it does read my wife's Ipod mini, so it's probably my Ipod. But my Ipod did work on the factory stereo that I replaced with the Dual unit. Frustrating. When I called Dual, a snotty tech guy said, "There's nothing we can do about it, just send it back to Crutchfield". When I called Crutchfield, the tech guy said they get this problem a lot and to hit the reset on the Ipod and under the faceplate of the Dual. I did this multiple times, but still no joy. At least the Crutchfield tech gave me something to try.

    Pros: Has everything we wanted at a great price and plays my wife's Ipod (the original intent)

    Cons: Poor install instructions, but doable if you've got the time. Won't play my particular Ipod Classic (that it states it should be able to play).

    All the features of higher priced radios.

    Ray R from Albuquerque, NM on 4/15/2012

    1997 Isuzu Rodeo
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was skeptical about buying a Duel brand but, my JVC had a pre-amp issue within a year. This was actually for my wife's Trooper. She wanted a blue face and almost all are red now. Figured I'd take a gamble and glad I did. Seems solid. Only gave 4 stars for build as I am not sure how it will hold up. All of the settings are straight forward. Plenty of pre-sets. I love the fact that you can control an iPod through the unit. The specs didn't list some of the models I own but, they all played fine. It really looks cool. It's a bright blue but you can control the brightness with the dimmer. My wife thought it was cute that it says Good Morning, afternoon when turning on. The bass output is excellent. I have a small 10" box and it thumps like the bigger ones. The fact that I got this for so cheap and it comes with all of the features and a remote makes this an excellent purchase. I would recommend this for anyone wanting to upgrade a stock radio or replace an older model.

    Pros: Easy to set up. Bright display. Buttons are laid out well. Lots of options I.E. iPod, USB, aux, CD, MP3, remote.

    Cons: None yet, hope it lasts.

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    Jack from Spartanburg, SC on 4/11/2012

    1992 Chevrolet C Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Sounds great, easy to install and use, great value.

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Nothing yet

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    robw from umatilla fl on 4/8/2012

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

    i bought this for my ford ranger sounds great .



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    Jorge M. from Aurora, IL on 4/3/2012

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

    Overall, this radio by Dual is worth the money that you spend on it. You get an expensive radio feel for a very great price!

    Pros: Great sound, easy to use, HD radio, and the ipod feature is awesome; just plug the ipod and you are good to go!

    Cons: No dim feature, you can't change the color, bluetooth adapter is extra money, and the display is not as high-tech as some of the other radios.

    Extreme surprise

    Javier from Clovis, CA on 4/3/2012

    1999 Chevrolet S10
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    All my friends kept saying you get what you pay for but this budget minded stereo exceeded all my expectations. It's user friendly, has a good amount of accessory add-ons and looks great both day and night. I can connect my iPhone via the USB port and use it as an iPod and since I have the pandora app I can still control it with the USB cord. I'm extremely pleased with my purchase and with the great service Crutchfield always provides. Crutchfield shipped my stereo within hours of my purchase and delivered on the date promised. Gracias Crutchfield! You guys are the ultimate in customer products and service

    Pros: Plenty of features, excellent price and ease of use

    Cons: When iPhone is connected via USB, the volume is not as loud but only a minor drawback since I don't play the stereo too loud

    Nice Unit

    MS from Monmouth County, NJ on 4/3/2012

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

    There's a LOT to like with this unit, especially for a modest price. My only big complaint so far is the radio reception quality-which is not as good as my factory radio-and can be marginal on AM stations....good thing I only need AM radio for an occasional traffic or weather report. When FM stations can be tuned with the HD carrier, they sound awesome and the iTunes tagging is sweet. Some stations drift between HD and analog, although the transition is not too bad. Additional HD stations (HD 2 & 3) are a nice option.....when they can be tuned reliably. The local/distant tuner sensitivity switch seems to have no impact on radio reception performance. CD-R/W disc player works fine and doesn't seem susceptible to road bumps so far. AUX input is nice to have for flexibility. Overall audio quality and amplifier power seem fine to me. Artist/album/song navigation of my iTouch (G2) music library and mp3 files on a CD-R/W is easy and that functionality! Programming and set-up menus are simple and logical. Radio pre-sets and other control buttons are sort of least compared with my old head unit, but I'm getting used to the new "feel." Behind the removable face panel is a red L.E.D. light which strobes when the face is removed and appears like an alarm warning that's a nice bonus. Cruchfield was great-I ordered on Monday night and got the unit, well packed, on Wednesday. I had a few installation challenges but figured things out.

    Pros: The Dual XHD6430 is a great value. Navigation, playback and charging of my iPOD Touch (Gen2) is very nice. You get tons of versatility between analog/HD radio & HD2/3 carriers, AUX & USB inputs, pre-amp/sub outputs, Blue tooth, iPOD power and control plus CD-R/W player and IR remote control unit. Set-up and operational programming are flexible and simple. iTunes tagging and HD radio display of station and song info is cool. Input level matching, and AUX input skip set-up options are nice.

    Cons: So far, radio tuner performance is NOT great-especially on AM, but who needs AM radio when you have so many other options on this unit...If you listen to a lot of sports on AM, this could be a deal breaker. Like so many new head units, this unit has small control buttons compared with my basic factory radio. Blue panel lighting doesn't match my green dashboard color scheme. No dimmer circuit available for face lighting.

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    Anonymous from Midlothian TX on 4/2/2012

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

    Out standing services! Super easy to order ! Great Price ! VERY Help full Master sheet (witch is free) ! directions were clear and easy ! must need if and owner of iphone ! sounds great ! only problem was it dident come with meal bar with the holes. makes head unit kinda wobbly but other than fantastic item to own!



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    Anonymous from dallas texas on 4/2/2012

    2004 Isuzu Rodeo
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    very good quality



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    icewnters from Mesquite, TX on 4/2/2012

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

    Great radio, it sounds good and is very easy to operate.

    Pros: Great radio for the price.

    Cons: Display a little dim in sunlight.

    Great Product For The Money!

    FrankC. from Franklin Park, IL. on 4/2/2012

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

    I purched two of these radios after reading the reviews from other people.The reviews were very helpful and made the purche very easy. I must say that these units are Great!!! Just like other Reviews, the radio doesn't have any dime lighting. But not a big deal for me. I connected an old amp with one 12" in my Honda CRV. It sounds loud and clear. The HD helps the stations receive a very clean sound. But yes, it zones in and out as it trys to locate HD stations. Over all, Very, very good for the money.

    Pros: The USB port, Aux and HD.... And great value.....

    Cons: NA

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    Eileen from Hazlet, NJ on 4/1/2012

    1994 Geo Prizm
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I think it is a good value, looks good, sounds good a lot of features. I initially had trouble installing it, but that was on my end. Receive help from Josh at Crutchfield. I am the type of person who just wants to hit a button and it works. I do have to read the book on how to set stations otherwise good deal.



    XHD6430 great receiver

    jigs from CT on 4/1/2012

    1999 Mazda Protege
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I purchased the XHD6430 for my Mazda protege 99 as a replacement to my dying factory original. It was a pleasant experience replacing it. The features are great and having HD radio definitely gets a plus point for this receiver. I am thinking of buying another for my other car.

    Pros: HD radio and iphone controls at a very reasonable price.

    Cons: nothing so far


    Josh from Louisville, ky on 3/29/2012

    1990 Acura Integra GS
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Sound and solid unit for the price.

    Pros: Ease of use and options

    Cons: Needs the Bluetooth module included.

    excelent buy

    Rob from San Juan PR on 3/29/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    very good radio for the price


    Cons: some noise in fm radio,maybe is the antenna?

    Easy to install, and looks great

    Rlopez USA from VA on 3/28/2012

    1998 Acura Integra GSR
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It actually does look better then the image on the site, but what i have read so far for the reviews of the bass being to low was right. I may try consider getting better speakers because i do have an old 1992 BMW. The wire hardness for this Dual XHD6430 work out great putting together, by no wires are needed to be cut from the stock radio wires. Just link the radio wires and extra BMW Wire Harness that you order, put them together, and that's it.

    Pros: Cheap at its best in Quality. If your saving money and wanted an item to fit for your iphone or usb stick, grab this item quick!

    Cons: Bass, I NEED MORE BASS!!! Note: you cant change music on your phone 4 when connected with the wire to the radio. Only can change it on radio system

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    danbwater from indiana on 3/28/2012

    2011 GMC Sierra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The complete package, stereo, extra wiring, and directions were very easy to use. The stereo is a fantastic asset to my truck.



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    Anonymous from Cedar Rapids, IA on 3/24/2012

    2005 Ford Focus ZX4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product Easy install



    LOVE IT!!!

    Blues Lover from Olympia WA on 2/13/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This was my first headunit to replace myself. After reading the reviews on Crutchfields for a couple years on how easy you make it to do it yourself, I decided to finally do it. The din tools did not work to remove my old headunit in my 2004 Mazda Tribute. They would just slide in and out without clicking on anything. Call to Customer Service on a Saturday morning resulted in being on hold several minutes with 17 callers ahead of me. Per Rep, they were short staffed and busy like the day after Christmas. The Rep was not much help and even stated he hadn't seen the din tools in over a year. He suggested I try using a thick hanger instead. I tried thicker nails hammered in but old stereo wasn't budging. Since I was going to throw away the old unit anyway, I took a flat head screw driver to the sides of the old unit to pry it out. After removing it, I discovered it had these metal prongs that stuck out on the sides and no way were the din tools or hanger going to work. The new stereo was easy to put in per provided instructions. I bought the little connectors to put the wires together with and SO happy I opted to buy those. Added the bluetooth and just threaded the wire from the visor down the post and in through a cubby hole through the back of the dash attached to a coat hanger and out the stereo hole. LOVE the DUAL XHD 6430. Without replacing any of the 7 stock speakers, it sounds GREAT!! Easy to program by following the manual.

    Pros: Sounds GREAT!!! Easy to install new unit. LOVE the preset buttons. Bluetooth links as soon as I get in and turn it on. Calls are clear on both ends with the mike on the visor per instructions. You can easily set the EQ to user as you like it. Turning on the 'LOUD' is REALLY loud and great for blues music. The doors were vibrating. I imagine it would be even better with an amp. Very happy and would purchase again.

    Cons: Only things I can think of and not sure it's an issue with the stereo is some of the HD stations cut out of range and goes back to analog which isn't as clear. These are stations that are broadcast from Seattle and I live in Olympia 30 miles or so away. It is bright at night. The LCD panel that shows the station and/or time is adjustable but the rest of the unit around the volume and buttons is not and is a bright blue at night. Volume button stays on red when turned off which is nice.

    WOW factor for the price and options :-)

    mekaone from Upstate NY (Albany Area) on 11/11/2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I loved everything about the unit especially for the price! Does that sound a bit wild? Not for me. I have had many head units over the years, mostly Pioneer and Alpine. Comparing the DUAL to the other units I am quite happy with what I got from Crutchfield for this price. On that subject I have to say WOW!!!!! I ordered it on a Tuesday evening and got it Friday afternoon. I got free shipping, free wiring and free adapter. Opened the box at 3:30PM and done at 6PM. There instructions were spot on! Crutchfield is one classy outfit with awesome products. Been ordering from them for years :-) Back to the radio. It was easy to program. Some one stated that the CDs skip when you hit potholes. I loaded in a CD and went over several old dirt roads in my old pickup with no problems. People have also stated in the reviews that going from analog to HD there is a space while it buffers. I have NOT seen that at all and the transition seems to be smooth to me. USB to my iPod works awesome and auxiliary input to my phone and GPS work very good too. I am ordering the Bluetooth phone adapter to giver that a try sense everything else works good. I'll give it a try :-) For me, you can't go wrong purchasing this unit. Give it a try. I'll update if I run in to any problems or any other good news. Happy Holidays all :-)

    Pros: Love the HD. Where I live there is some stations that play Christmas music for a month. I switched to HD2 and there was all of the music that would normally be there. This gives me a lot mor options. Very clean reception where I live and travel. The radio is laid out real nice if you ask me. Easy to find buttons by feel when driving. Everything works as stated and has so many features that you would normally expect in high end head units. Feels well built.

    Cons: Nothing! Everything for this price and works very good. How can you find anything bad with that. Not the best unit but man it is good for what you get!

    Decent radio for the price

    Dynaguy from St. Peters, MO on 10/17/2011

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

    I needed to replace the factory stereo, & this one had nearly all of my dream features for a very attractive price. I'm not a fanatical audiophile, especially in a noisy car, so I wasn't terribly concerned with the technical details. The iPod controls don't work with my iPod Photo. While not listed in the specs, it does fall into the years of other models listed. The iPod controls are pretty primitive anyway when used with an old Nano, iPhone 4 & iPod Touch 4. It's easier & more functional to use the AUX port & control the music from the device itself. HD at this price is nice. The sound is noticeably different when the HD kicks in on an analog station. There is a silent delay when connecting to an HD-only station. Haven't had issues with the HD reception going in & out. Artist & song title are displayed on all HD stations if the info is available. However, sometimes this radio scrolls the info, & sometimes it doesn't, despite the display being set to scroll. This radio does not have separate FM or AM buttons so if you're on station 2-1 & want to listen to station 1-1 you have to press the Band button to cycle through the next "page" of FM stations & 2 "pages" of AM stations to get back around to it. Does anyone really have 18 FM & 12 AM stations that they listen to enough to have them preset? I guess with HD there are more to choose from, but it still seems a bit like overkill; especially for AM. Overall, it's a decent replacement, given the features & price point.



    Very good price point

    NickB from Grass Valley, CA on 9/29/2011

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

    Easy to install, intuitive controls, nice to have HD radio. Only complaint was that if you plug in an iPhone, it seems to want to play the iPod function and you have to press "Pause" which flashes to play something else, like Audible.



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    Hart from Tampa, FL on 9/21/2011

    1973 Porsche 914
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is the second Dual XHD6430 I've purchased from Crutchfield. The first one went into my 2001 S10 after the factory radio went bad. The installation process was very well documented and simple to implement. The adaptor was spot on. The second one is being installed into my 1973 Porsche 914 that I've restored and converted into an Electric Vehicle (EV). I really like the XHD6430. Its very simple to use and automatically picks up the HD stations. I also just plug-in my MP3 player and it displays the artist/song automatically as well. I added an electric antenna to the 914 and the XHD6430 automatically powers the antenna up when turned on and powers it down when turned off. Haven't used the CD player in either vehicle but glad its there if I ever need it. This product is attractively priced and the Dual products seem to be very well made. I decided to purchase a Dual system after one of my neighbors purchased a Dual radio for his golf cart and I was quite impressed with its quality and features. Overall, I am very satisfied with my purchases.



    Great price for what it offers..

    Ing. Smurf from Tijuana, MEXICO on 8/22/2011

    1983 Volkswagen Rabbit
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    PROS: The only unit available in the market that has all its feature for this price. It has an okay design and it does what it says it does. CONS: The "software" or menu system is not very user friendly, complicated to get to it and even more to memorize how to use it, but if you have the user manuel you get through just fine. In my opinion the display light (blue) is too bright, its says that it can be dimmed, but i have not been able to access that option in the unit. The buttons setup is a bit wierd and needs time getting used to, but i'm sure after a few weeks i'll get the hang of it (not really a "con"). #1 CON in my opinion, and really the only real issue i have found so far, its ESP, is worst then pathetic. Id say 0% ESP ability. So if you have a car with a hard suspension (like mine) where you feel pretty much any pebble on the road you might want to think twice on this. BUT... because it has a USB/AUX option, i really dont plan on using the CD player at all. So...thats fixes that issue. OVERALL: I really like this unit (so far, 1.5 weeks in) , i'm not a big fan of show off units, so all i want is for it to play my music and thats it. does that really great!!!!



    Cheap, great feature set, easy to install

    alanC from Albany, NY on 7/26/2011

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

    Perfect for replacing a broken factory head unit for a 2004 subaru legacy - now i have MP3 playback, HD radio reception, aux-in, bluetooth (with btm60 adapter), AND a usb port, all for the same price as an entry-level no-frills unit from other brands. Install was super-easy thanks to crutchfield detailed instructions and the wiring harness adapter.



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    David from Sacramento, CA on 7/18/2011

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

    Not a single problem with this... installed easy. Sound is good for the price.



    Why did I wait so long

    HoosierBuddy from Griffith, IN on 6/28/2011

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

    I'm not a stereo freak; but do listen to radio often for music and sports. been wanting to get a new stereo for years as the reception of factory installed 2005 sonata wasn't too good. Got to the point where am stations I use to pick up 200 miles away had a lot of static less than 30 miles away. SO... Happy Fathers day. Wow! what a difference. the free HD stations on the fm are nice and clear. am is night and day from what I had. I added the bluetooth option which is very cool also. glad I have it. I do more conf. calls in the car now. needed to call support to figure out how to run cable for BT to visor. they were great. The ipod tagging is also very cool. I like a wide range of music; but can't tell you the name of a song or artist; so tagging a tune I like and getting it on my ipod later is perfect for me. Just kicking myself for waiting all these years.



    Excellent value, great features, needs some refinement

    jjsmachine from Upton MA on 6/22/2011

    2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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    I picked this for flexibility w/o lots of $$ Does Aux, iPod, USB & BT & most CD formats + HD radio I give it 4 of 5 stars for features, quality, sound & power. Needs help! 1) HD radio - when HD signal drops on a station that does HD & analog, it switches to analog to keep the station, transition not smooth & very noticeable Would be ok if it stayed one way, but keeps switching back & forth on back roads. Nice to disable HD for this 2) BT is great for calls, but phones w/GPS, - can't do music & directions 3) Power The unit says 200W, fine print is 17W per channel 17 X 4= 68 - missing 132W ? My VW w/200W blows this away - need amp and sub now :(



    Works Great

    WD from Raleigh, NC on 5/14/2011

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

    The unit works great. I bought it to replace the factory unit in a work vehicle. I wanted a unit with the front auxilary port to connect a satelite radio. The sound is good, better than the factory unit. The HD tuner works well on the first channel. The second HD channel assigned to a frequency seems to have trouble locking in. All in all, it is a perfect fit for the money I wanted to invest.



    Great receiver for the price!

    JimA from Bethel, OH on 3/28/2011

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

    This unit fit my budget perfectly and hit my 'must have' list to boot! Front-panel USB and Aux input were my biggest needs, the HD radio was a pleasant surprise - even though I do most of my driving quite a distance from the city, I get great HD reception just about everywhere I drive. An unexpected bonus was 'by source' audio level adjustments, which really helps the Aux input volume (mostly from a Kindle) be consistent with the CD and FM volume - this had been a problem with the receiver in my other car. Great unit at a great price!



    Plenty-o-features at a friendly price

    Redhouse7 from Minneapolis, MN on 3/16/2011

    2005 Toyota Sienna
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I ordered the stereo because it was one of the few that had the built in HD radio. I like it so far. That's not to say I wouldn't change things if I could, but so far everything is working well and the sound is much better than that from my factory deck. Cons: HD radio takes a while to lock on to a station. Powering off takes a few seconds of pressing the power button. Bluetooth system is very bare bones. Pros: Good sound. Decent quality. Easy to use. Price.



    Dual XHD6430

    Bob from Newport News, VA on 3/13/2011

    1995 Geo Tracker
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This CD Receiver exceeded my expectations. The sound quality is great and the features make this an exceptional buy.



    Dual XHD6430

    quahetus from Nashville, TN on 2/14/2011

    I've had this radio for two months. In the two months, I have removed the detachable face seven times... not for security reasons, but to press the little reset button. It just locks up and the only way to fix it is the reset button. Now the detachable face plate won't stay on!!! Apparently the seven removals and reinstallations have taken their toll on the little plastic holes that hold the unit together. Another thing I don't like: While listening to the radio, if you get a call using the BlueTooth kit, the unit switches to the phone call fine. But, when you end the call, it will switch back to FM Radio with no sound! I have to hit tune down, then tune up to get the radio station to start playing again.



    Dual XHD6430

    Jesse from NPR FL on 2/12/2011

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

    This thing is BAD! I've had it for over a week now and this thing is sick! Does everything, blue tooth, HD, CD, AUX, USB. What else would you need? The ONLY thing it does not do is satellite, but thats why I bought it, because I didn't want satellite. For the money, you can not go wrong with this head unit. 5 stars!!!!



    Dual XHD6430

    Paul from Texas on 2/11/2011

    1999 Ford F-350
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice unit, but disappointed that it won't work with my iPhone4. Only compatible with 3g/3gs iPhones. :-(



    The Best Radio I ever owned!

    Rich from Pittsburgh, PA on 2/6/2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This by far the best radio I have ever owned. The installation into my '99 Chevy Truck was a snap. Everything was in the box that I needed, no guess work.



    Great Sound.Features - Reliabilty Questionable

    Jeepin Don from Boston, MA on 1/19/2011

    This unit sounds great and has great features. For the short money it was a perfect choice for my Jeep. The downfall with this unit is reliability. I am currently working on my 3rd unit in a 7 month time period. The good news is Dual has excellent customer service and ships you out a replacement unit within a week. The downside is you are without tunes for a few weeks. I hope this helps.



    Good quality unit. Nice features.

    Scott B from California on 10/21/2010

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This unit feels well built, and seems to work well. The tuner works great, and the USB interface works great both with my daughter's ipod and with my android phone. Music search on my phone is very straight forward. Nice looking unit and the large buttons are easy to navigate. I wish it had a dimmer interface for headlight wiring, and more equalizer bands (it has 3).




    Hands-on research

    Features and Specs

    AUX Input Front
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Front
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Android Control USB MSC protocol
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Optional
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio Built-in
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen
    Nano Nano6/Nano5/Nano4/Nano3/Nano2/
    Touch Touch4/Touch3/Touch2/Touch1
    iPhone Phone/Phone3G/Phone3GS/Phone4
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 17 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 4-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs Yes
    Video Screen No
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Display Color White
    Key Button Color Blue
    EQ Bands None
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Yes
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    FM Sensitivity 8.5 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek/Scan
    Radio Data System No

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    Display Features
    Audio Section
    Radio Functions
    Disc Playback
    Aux/USB/iPod Connection
    Wireless Communication

    Display Features

    Detachable Face: The head unit features a manual fold-down, detachable faceplate and comes supplied with a hard plastic carrying case. Two face-fixing screws are supplied for making the face non-detachable, if desired.

    LCD Display: The head unit features a 2-line black/white LCD display.

    Display Priority: You can set the unit to a source display or clock display priority. When set to source display priority, the radio tuner frequency, CD track/elapsed time, selected MP3/WMA information (track name, directory name, title, artist, or album), or Aux display will be displayed.

    Clock Display: Normally, the clock display illuminates only when the unit is on. You can program it so the clock is displayed when the ignition key is turned on and the unit is off.

    Illumination Dimmer: The head unit's display features three illumination settings. You can choose from Low, Med, or High.

    Audio Section

    CEA-2006 Compliant Amplifier: The Dual XHD6430 features a CEA-2006 Compliant rated amplifier that offers 17 watts RMS x 4 channels in 4 ohms at 1% THD+N with a Signal-To-Noise Ratio of 80dBA.

    Selectable Preamp Outputs: The XHD6430 features front and rear preamp outputs. The rear preamp output allows you to adjust from a full-range rear speaker preamp output to a low-pass non-fading subwoofer preamp output. The selectable subwoofer preamp output offers separate volume control from 0-12 to enhance the sound of your connected amplifier and subwoofer without effecting the rest of your car audio speaker system.

    Preset EQ Curves: You can choose from six preset curves: Flat, Pop, Jazz, Classic, Beat, and Rock. Any adjustment to the bass or treble settings automatically cancels the current EQ curve.

    Bass And Treble: The head unit's Bass and Treble can be independently adjusted from -6 to +6 dB.

    Loudness Curve: You can activate this feature to enhance the bass and treble frequencies when listening to music at low volumes.

    Source Audio Memory: Individual bass and treble settings are retained in memory for AM, FM, CD, USB, and AUX modes. This allows you to save the Bass and Treble settings separately for each mode.

    Source Volume Level: The source volume level control allows a gain adjustment for each audio source (AM, FM, CD, AUX, USB and Bluetooth). You can set the source volume level (-6 to +6) for each mode, depending on the relative volume of each audio source.

    Turn-on Volume: You can preset the unit's volume when it is powered on. Each time the unit is turned on, the volume is reset to the preset level regardless of the volume level when the unit was last turned off.

    Beep Confirmation: You can enable or disable beep confirmation for the head unit's control buttons.

    Radio Functions

    Built-In HD Tuner: In addition to the unit's standard analog AM/FM tuner, the head unit features a built-in HD AM/FM tuner. With the built-in HD Radio tuner, you can receive digital AM/FM broadcasts from local stations where available. This technology will significantly improve audio quality and reception, as well as include information such as artist name and song titles or traffic news, viewable on the receiver's display. HD radio delivers near CD quality sound to FM broadcasts, and FM sound to AM broadcasts.

    Note: Your local stations must be broadcasting HD AM/FM broadcasts to receive HD Radio content. No subscriptions fee needed for HD Radio programming.

    HD Seek Mode: In addition to searching through both analog and digital stations, you can search only HD stations by using the head unit's HD Seek Mode. During this mode the head unit will skip over all analog stations and tune to only HD Radio stations.

    Multicasting: This head unit also supports HD Radio multicasting and allows multicast HD Radio stations to be stored as presets.

    Preset Tuning: You can store up to 18 FM stations and 12 AM stations, including HD Radio stations.  The head unit can automatically store the six strongest stations in the current band selected. Multicast channels are not stored during Auto Preset and must be manually preset.

    Scan Tuning: The Scan Tuning feature momentarily previews strong stations on the current band, pausing for fives seconds at each station.

    iTunes Tagging: The iTunes Tagging feature of the XHD6430 allows you to "Tag" songs that are playing on HD Radio station and enables them to be purchase later through iTunes. With the touch of a button the unit will remember the title and artist song information, and then transfer that information to your  iPod the next time you connect it to the XHD6430 using the supplied 2-wire cable. The following iPods support iTunes Tagging.

    • iPod classic (80/120/160GB)
    • iPod nano (3rd/4th/5th gen)
    • iPod touch (1st/2nd/3rd gen)
    • iPhone (2G/3G/3GS)

    Disc Playback

    Disc Compatibility: The XHD6430 supports playback of CD-Audio, CD-R, and CD-RW discs.

    SRAM Buffer: An internal SRAM buffer provides ESP (Electronic Skip Protection) to virtually eliminate skipping of your MP3/WMA CD-R/RW discs and allows alphanumeric or direct track search even while a song is currently playing.

    DSP Processor: The head unit's powerful on-board DSP processor decodes MP3/WMA compressed audio files while maintaining near-CD sound quality.

    MP3/WMA Playback: This unit can play MP3 and WMA files that have been recorded with constant bit rate (MP3: 32-320 kbps/WMA: 32-192 kbps) or variable bit rate compression on CD-R and CD-RW discs. The disc must be recorded using ISO 9660 level 1 or level 2, Yellow Book MODE 1, or Yellow Book MODE 2 FORM 1. In addition, this unit is compatible with ID3 Tag version 1.0 to 2.0. Discs should be recorded with a maximum of 256 folders and files and 8 folder levels.

    File/Folder Navigation: You can search for all available files within a particular folder.

    Playback Modes: The XHD6430 supports Repeat, Random, and Intro playback modes.

    Aux/USB/iPod Connection

    USB Port: The XHD6430 features a front-panel USB port for connecting an external USB mass storage device. The head unit's USB port allows you to play MP3 (32-320kbps constant or variable bit rates) and WMA (32-192kbps constant or variable bit rates) files from most mass storage USB devices formatted in  FAT or FAT32 file system. The XHD6430 has a playback capacity of 48,896 MP3/WMA files with 127maximum number of folders, 382 maximum number of files in each folder and 8 maximum number of folder levels. In addition, the USB input also supports ID3 tags, version 1.0-2.0. The XHD6430 will display either elapsed time (default), track number, clock, track name, directory name, title, artist or album when connecting and playing a USB external source. Your connected portable USB mass storage device will also charge through this head unit's USB port. The head unit does not need to be in the USB mode in order to charge your connected device through the USB port. The XHD6430 offers the following playback and search options through its USB connection.

    • File/Folder Navigation: You can search for all available files within a particular folder.
    • Repeat: Track (continuously repeats selected track), Folder (continuously repeats all files in selected folder)
    • Random: All (plays all tracks in random order), Folder (plays all tracks in folder in random order)
    • Intro: All (plays first 10 seconds of each track on device), Folder (plays first 10 seconds of each track in folder)

    Note: MP3/WMA playback sequence is based on the order in which the files are copied to your USB device and begins in the root folder. Any empty folders or folders that do not include MP3/WMA files are skipped.

    iPod Operation: The front-panel USB port can also be used to connect your iPod/iPhone to the XHD6430 using your iPod or iPhone's USB/docking cable. Once you have connected your iPod/iPhone and set the XHD6430 in iPod/iPhone mode, your connected iPod/iPhone will automatically begin playback (if a song is playing on the iPod/iPhone before it is connected, it will continue to play). The XHD6430 provides audio playback, navigation control, display information, and charging of your iPod/iPhone. Your iPod/iPhone's controls will be locked during connection. The XHD6430 is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and support the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of July 2010):

    iPod/iPhone Model Generation Media Type  Control Display Charge
    Audio Video Unit iPod Song/Artist Track
    dock-connector 3rd Y N Y N Y Y Y
    click-wheel/color-display ) 4th Y N Y N Y Y Y
     mini 1st Y N Y N Y Y Y
    2nd Y N Y N Y Y Y
    video 5th Y N Y N Y Y Y
    classic 80GB Y N Y N Y Y Y
    120GB Y N Y N Y Y Y
    160GB Y N Y N Y Y Y
    nano 1st Y N Y N Y Y Y
    2nd Y N Y N Y Y Y
    3rd Y N Y N Y Y Y
    4th Y N Y N Y Y Y
    5th Y N Y N Y Y Y
    6th Y N Y N Y Y Y
    touch 1st Y N Y N Y Y Y
    2nd Y N Y N Y Y Y
    3rd Y N Y N Y Y Y
    4th Y N Y N Y Y Y
    iPhone 2G Y N Y N Y Y Y
    3G Y N Y N Y Y Y
    3GS Y N Y N Y Y Y
    4 Y N Y N Y Y Y

    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until an newer software update is available.

    Auxiliary Input: There is a front-mounted 3.5mm auxiliary input on the head unit for connecting an external portable audio device such as a portable MP3 player. If you aren't using the aux input, it can be turned off in the menu so when you toggle through the sources aux doesn't appear.

    Wireless Communication

    Wireless Remote: The XHD6430 comes supplied with an IR wireless remote control that operates playback, audio and menu functions of the head unit. The remote operates off of a single 3V Lithium battery (CR2025). Dimensions: W = 1.585", L = 3.385", D = 0.3125"

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit to allow you to keep your vehicle's radio steering wheel remote controls when used with the optional PAC SWI-RC Steering Wheel Control Interface Adapter (541SWIRC, sold separately); or the optional Metra ASWC Steering Wheel Control Interface Adapter (120ASWC, sold separately).

    Note: Please consult the Crutchfield Car Selector to see if your vehicle is compatible.

    Bluetooth Ready: The XHD6430 supports Bluetooth wireless hands-free calling (HFP), advanced wireless audio distribution (A2DP), and wireless audio/video remote control (AVRCP) when connected to the optional DUAL BTM60 Bluetooth module (070BTM60, sold separately) and used with your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone or MP3 player. The optional BTM60 adapter connects to the 8-pin plug on the rear of the head unit. The unit can communicate with up to 8 Bluetooth devices.

    • Hands-Free Calling (HFP): When connected to the optional BTM60 adapter and used with your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, you can make, receive or end  phone calls from the XHD6430. You can dial out using the remote control's numbered keypad or from a listing of the last five phone calls from received, dialed or missed call categories that are displayed on the unit's front display panel. Incoming phone numbers will scroll across the unit's display so you know who is calling and an audible ring tone will be heard through your vehicle's speakers. The BTM60's built-in microphone and transfer of incoming audio through your vehicle's speakers allow you to carry on a mobile conversation without picking up your cell-phone.
    • Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP): The XHD6430 also supports A2DP wireless streaming music audio from your Bluetooth enabled device when connected to the optional BTM60 allowing you to listen to audio wireless from your Bluetooth compatible mobile phone or portable MP3 player. You can choose for the Bluetooth audio to come through all of your vehicle's speakers or only your front speakers.
    • Audio/Video Remote Control (AVRCP): In addition, you can control your wireless streaming music audio from the front panel or remote control of the XHD6430 using AVRCP when connected to the optional BTM60 Bluetooth adapter. The BTM60 adapter allows you to control the following playback functions of your wireless streaming music audio from the XHD6430- Play, Pause, Stop, Next Skip, and Previous Skip.

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