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Add Bluetooth for safety on your drive
Imagine the convenience of hands-free calling. When a call comes in, Pioneer's DEH-6400BT mutes the music and displays the incoming number or contact name. Just press a button and you can talk without fumbling with your phone — an important safety advantage on your busy commute. And thanks to audio streaming, you can send music wirelessly from many Bluetooth®-enabled devices to your receiver, too.

Add Bluetooth for safety on your drive
Imagine the convenience of hands-free calling. When a call comes in, Pioneer's DEH-6400BT mutes the music and displays the incoming number or contact name. Just press a button and you can talk without fumbling with your phone — an important safety advantage on your busy commute. And thanks to audio streaming, you can send music wirelessly from many Bluetooth®-enabled devices to your receiver, too.

Pioneer DEH-6400BT

Loaded with Pioneer sound enhancements
Built-in Bluetooth is only one of the advantages this receiver has over run-of-the-mill car stereos. You'll also find an impressive collection of sound-shaping controls. Pioneer's Easy EQ 3-band equalizer lets you tailor the sound to match your taste and your car's interior. The Advanced Sound Retriever improves the audio performance of your digital audio files, reversing the compression process to give you more high-frequency sparkle and musical detail.

Choose colors to match your car and your taste
The bright dot-matrix display displays all system information clearly, and you can adjust the display and control colors of this receiver separately, with thousands of possible combinations on tap. The DEH-6400BT will blend right in, whatever the color of your car's control surfaces and dials.

Power and control
At the heart of this receiver, Pioneer's acclaimed built-in amp delivers plenty of power for good, clean sound, while the two sets of preamp outputs offer a convenient connection to a full system with external amplifiers, speakers, and subs. You'll find the low-pass filter and level control on the subwoofer preamp outputs handy for adjusting the bass from the driver's seat.

Ready to play your music
Plug your iPod® into the USB input, and you can use the Pioneer's controls to run the show. Once connected, the receiver bypasses your iPod's built-in digital-to-analog converter, using its own high-quality DAC to deliver your music files with the highest fidelity possible. You'll love the convenience of the auxiliary input on the front panel, great for plugging in a satellite radio, gaming device, or another audio source. The DEH-6400BT also plays all your CDs, including those with MP3 and WMA files burned onto them.

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 Pioneer stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and the Pioneer, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. Check the "Accessories" tab for compatible adapters.

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.

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.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (14 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs, including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA files (except rights-protected files)
    • detachable face with dot matrix LCD display, plus customizable display and key colors
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • Advanced Sound Retriever (ASR) for improved sound quality from compressed music files
    • Easy EQ 3-band equalizer with six preset tone settings
    • 3-level loudness
    • low-pass filter on preamp outputs
    • subwoofer level control
    • built in iPod control — no adapter necessary, but adding Pioneer's optionalconnecting cable lets you leave your iPod cable at home
    • App Mode offers limited control of music apps through iPhone connection
    • inputs: front panel auxiliary and USB inputs
    • outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear/subwoofer)
    Other info:

    Love this Pioneer head unit. Have had it about 2 years and it has all the audio tuning options you could ever want!

    Dylan T, Smithville, TX

    What's in the Box:

    • AM/FM CD receiver (with 10-amp ATM mini fuse inserted into chassis)
    • Face (attached)
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Trim ring (installed)
    • Wiring harness
    • Wireless remote control (QXE1044)
    • CR2025 Lithium battery (installed)
    • External microphone (with attached 13' cable terminated by a right-angle male 2.5mm connector)
    • Visor-bracket
    • Two-sided tape
    • 5 Self-adhesive cable clamps
    • 2 Extraction keys
    • 4 Pan head ISO-mount screws (M5 x 8mm)
    • 4 Flat-head ISO-mount screws (M5 x 9mm)
    • Face fixing screw
    • Owner's Manual (Eng/Fre/Spa)
    • Limited Warranty Information (USA/Canada)

    Pioneer DEH-6400BT Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (106 Reviews)

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    Dylan T from Smithville, TX on 2/8/2014

    Love this Pioneer head unit. Have had it about 2 years and it has all the audio tuning options you could ever want!

    Pros: Great sound quality, easy settings, settings can be adjusted to suit your music tastes.

    Cons: None.

    Turned my car into something slightly more modern from Sharon on 8/13/2013

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

    I decided to install it myself with the included instructions and kit. It took a little while, but only because I am fastidious. Sound better than my factory installed system, plays CD's and MP3 CD's flawlessly, but I mostly connect via bluetooth and my iPhone. As soon as they see each other, the music plays from where it last left off without having to touch anything! Phone calls are fine, though sometimes folks on the other end claim they can't hear me. I placed the microphone on the dash just behind the steering wheel, though at some point I'll move it to the visor just to see if it makes a difference. Overall, I recommend it as an inexpensive solution to modernize older cars.

    Pros: Audio, colors are pretty cool

    Cons: Hard to see in bright light

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    Anonymous from Milwaukee, WI on 1/29/2013

    1992 Honda Accord LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Not too much to say other than this receiver is well priced, solid, and packs all the features I needed.



    Excelent Radio

    Toby1TNT from Wappingers Falls N.Y on 10/17/2012

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

    This radio works fantastic and looks great. The bluetooth is great and clearr. Everything was easy to set up.

    Pros: Looks, Sound, Quality for price

    Cons: None


    Nick from Eagle River, WI on 10/16/2012

    1991 Lincoln Mark VII
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Looks and sounds fantastic, easy to use and lots of features!



    Performance and features big bang for the buck

    rehlew from Marietta, GA on 10/10/2012

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

    I bought this radio to work with my iPhone 4s and it has been a perfect match. Blue tooth connected without a hitch. Reception and sound quality are a big improvement over the original unit in my 2002 Honda Odyssey. My seven year old grandson really likes the multi-color display, but this old man prefers just plain green. I installed the unit in about six hours having never done this before, but then spent another whole morning learning how to operate it. If only the instructions would have explained the SRC button up front, it would have shortened the learning curve. I still don't know what SRC means. Maybe it's "Seriously Required Control". If I had had it installed by a knowledgable technician, I probably would have been given some basic instructions and been up to speed quickly.

    Pros: A solid full featured replacement CD,Bluetooth, smart phone, radio. An excellent value.

    Cons: The instructions are great after you've learned how to operate the unit. The Demo startup program gets in the way of learing how to operate the unit. Finally, yes the display fades away in the bright of day, but I haven't found it to be a problem.

    Delivered as Promised

    Return Customer from Syracuse, NY on 10/9/2012

    2012 Dodge Grand Caravan
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice stereo - looks great, sounds great. Installation was pretty simple, thought the Pioneer instructions are printed in #2 font on a an index card sheet of paper. Made deciphering it a bit challenging.

    Pros: Looks and sounds great

    Cons: Instructions are pretty thin.

    Great Bluetooth radio

    Anonymous from Melbourne, FL on 10/6/2012

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

    Installed within an hour on my '06 GMC Canyon. The mic took a little longer but I mounted it behind the steering wheel. Everyone I call can hear me and I can hear them fine! My Samsung galaxy s3 connects just fine!! Beats spending $500 for the same unit at a big box store. Great sound, easy install, what's not to love?

    Pros: Easy install, great sound, looks great, Bluetooth works like a charm

    Cons: None

    Quick, Full Featured, Easy Install

    KidsDad from West Chester, PA on 10/2/2012

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

    Purchased this unit along with the install kit. Normally, I wouldn't even consider attempting a radio head unit replacement on a weeknight, but I know I can trust Crutchffield to deliver only the highest quality. Within 3 hours, we had the old unit out, the new unit in, everything buttoned up, and sounding great. Now, my son has hands free calling in his car with voice dialing / music over bluetooth with his iPhone. All he has to do is press one button on his phone and tell his phone what he wants. The rest happens automatically between the iPhone (3gs) and this unit. I shopped for over 90 minutes trying to find a better package of install kit and head unit - I could have saved maybe $5, but I would never have had the confidence that all the pieces would work together - nice job Crutchfield.

    Pros: Easy install, good sound, HANDSFREE Calling and Bluetooth Music Streaming!!!

    Cons: You'll need to read the instruction manual to take advantage of all the settings, but this unit does almost as much as the $700 unit I put in my father's truck about 8 months ago.

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    TZER56 from VA on 9/27/2012

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



    Cons: NONE

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    Anonymous from Nora Springs, IA on 9/27/2012

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

    Very easy instructions so installment was a breeze. Really ugrades and gives my Camaro more class if that is possible! I love every feature about it, everything I needed for installation came with it and thre sound is fantastistic. Thanks.

    Pros: Everything is great

    Cons: None


    scott from marblemount,wa. on 9/27/2012

    1999 Saturn SL1
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    So easy to install and easy to use. and for the price I am very pleased with the sound, even with the stock saturn speakers. A+



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    Brian from Santa Claus, IN on 9/22/2012

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

    I love this receiver. Finished the install today and set all my favorites up. More functions than I realized and ultra cool.



    Great Player for Vampires

    Anonymous from China Lake, CA on 9/21/2012

    2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This player plays music wonderfully and the tuner is outstanding. However, I put it in my 96 Ford truck and the display is completely unreadable duting the day. The high gloss plastic face works better as a mirror to see out the passenger window. This is true even after I have taken off my sunglasses. I can choose thousands of colors of text and buttons that I can only see at night. I am serious about not being able to change stations, pick songs or see the time. If it's more important to play with text colors at night you'll love this player.

    Pros: Sounds great

    Cons: Invisible info display

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    hank from ridgefield nj on 9/19/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    price and valve can not beat , great sound ,phone sound very good i am told

    Pros: price and ease to install

    Cons: took a little to get use to

    Great radio, easy install with Crutchfield Instructions

    BruceE from Omaha NE on 9/18/2012

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

    Installed in 2004 Ford Explorer when factory radio just quit. Installation was easy with the Crutchfield kit. Install took less than an hour. Radio is excellent and sound is much better than premium factory radio. The Pioneer manual is pretty much useless and it took a lot of playing around to figure out how to configure various options. Main volume button is too small and difficult to rotate. Controls are not obvious. External mic, bluetooth, usb on front, good tuner, cd player, simple pushbutton presets make it a good value.

    Pros: Easy install, excellent sound. Great features for the money.

    Cons: Useless Pioneer manual, controls are not obvious, menu system is arcane and not intuitive. Main volume control is too small to easily turn.

    Lacks support for Android, no USB playlists

    Jim V. from Montreal, QC, Canada on 9/17/2012

    Does NOT play *.m3u playlists off a USB key. Does NOT play from Android phones through USB (Pioneer Connect app for android is USELESS). Flawless USB connectivity with the iphone 4 I used to have, though. Bluetooth audio and calls work well with both iOS and Android, which saves this deck from a 1-star rating. Ipods are not the only mp3 players out there, Pioneer! If they fixed their Android connect app, this would be an easy 4-star deck.

    Pros: Good iOS connectivity, good Bluetooth connectivity.

    Cons: LACKS Android support for USB (Pioneer Connect app for Android does not work for anyone according to the Google Play store), NO playlist support from a USB key.

    1999 Ford F-150 replacement

    Curtis D from Southaven, Ms on 9/16/2012

    This is the 3rd Pioneer unit that I have installed in my truck. So far I have been extremely happy with this unit. I have all of the features that my son's 2013 Altima has as far as Bluetooth technology and hands free. Great sound for the money.

    Pros: Great unit with lots of color options....

    Cons: Instructions a bit vague, but if you take your time and read them you can make it through.

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    Anonymous from Buffalo n.y on 9/14/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    For the price very good sound get good speakers and u do.nt need any amps it bangs with out one



    4 Months Later

    John from Lancaster CA on 9/10/2012

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

    I've had this for about four months and its a great reciever. I use it with my ipod all the time. The bluetooth is awesome for phone calls and music from my phone. The radio is a little tough to navigate but i don't listen to it anyways.

    Pros: Lights are cool, ipod control, sound controls are great (balance fade bass trble etc.)


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    SM from Edmonds, WA on 9/9/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Loving this one. does everything I need... hands free cell phone talking while listening to my ipod. ipod stops, phone connects, after call, ipod resumes where it left off... cool colors

    Pros: cell calls connect when ipod is playing... radio/tuner displays song details; artist, song...

    Cons: Must manually (ie. press yes) to connect my cell phone w/ receiver each time I start my car. this may be a phone issue as the receiver has an auto setting...

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    Troy from Cincinnati, Oh on 9/5/2012

    1999 Volkswagen Beetle
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very nice head unit. we have them in three of our cars now and are very satified with them all. One con is that the BTHF does not always hook up right away, but it's only about 5% of the time. Sound quality is good when matched with a quality pair of speakers.

    Pros: Great sound quality and power. BTHF option is great!! Great head unit for the money!!

    Cons: BTHF does not alway hook up when expected.

    Pretty Nice!

    Bob from Southeast on 9/3/2012

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

    1 Gen Tundra. Easy install except for the mic. Great radio reception. BT audio is just wonderful with my Galaxy 3S! Makes your factory speakers sound pretty decent!




    Davelikes3 from Middletown, CT on 8/30/2012

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

    This unit was an exceptional addition to my smart phone usage while driving. I know the features included in my Galaxy II Epic Touch are responsible for many of the slick features like dimming the streaming audio sound for navigation directions, but the stereo cuts off the audio program for phone call usage and then resumes after the call is done. Very cool. I am a loyal Pioneer guy, and this head has all the features I have grown used to from the Pioneer line. The high functionality of the unit is great, and the low price was a pleasant bonus.... stop messin around and GET ONE!!!

    Pros: Affordable, easy to install with Crutchfield's install guides and adapters, interfaced well with my Galaxy II Epic Touch

    Cons: Display is kinda dim, and the Bluetooth does not connect microphone on the first try, menu is cumbersome with the single button operation

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    Wiley from Indianapolis, IN on 8/29/2012

    2005 Ford Five Hundred
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bluetooth with a seperate mic in a stereo of this quality is just what I'd been looking for. And at this price point, its outstanding. It's given new life to my factory speakers. I can hear bass. Tried a unit with mic built into the front cover and it was crap. The seperate mic is a huge improvement. It's not as good as a wired headset, but it works well enough to call the wife on my way home from work (she's not listening anyway).

    Pros: Bluetooth streaming. Sound quality. Cheap.

    Cons: Limited Bluetooth controls. No smart phone app support. Display can be tough to see on sunny days (make the color white for best results).

    Replacement radio

    Guy with a radio from Orlando, FL on 8/28/2012

    1998 Dodge Ram
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It's a stupid looking thing that has small buttons which makes it harder to use while looking at the road. The volume knob is hard to use because it's too tight and too close to the other buttons. The initial demo mode is a pain. The instructions are somewhat poor. Installed quickly and fit properly. Sound is fine.

    Pros: Price and initial quality seems good.

    Cons: Just another flashy product without any real thought about intended usage.

    Good value but a few annouying idosyncrasies

    wm from WI on 8/28/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Overall a good product with a few user interface issues that are a bit annoying. Not a problem for me because I'm a techno-dweeb, and an old geezer, but for those who are not, it may be a bit more of an issue and will take time getting used to. Background: this replaced the factory radio in a 2003 Ford Taurus wagon - so it is a major upgrade in performance. 1st, the display: In bright sunlight you must have the brightness turned all the way up and it still isn't quite enough. I'd give up the gazillion colors for one that is bright enough. Then at night the display is too bright if you have it set for bright sunlight. It has a dimmer function but it doesn't dim anywhere near enough for night driving. 2nd, On/Off. You don't press the volume control for on/off, you press the little "source" button at 2 o'clock from the volume control and you have to hold it in for a second for it to understand that you are turning it off. Bad choice. 3rd, seek buttons. The default mode is seeking by preset stations. Should default to manual. I love the USB input. It remembers where you left off if you remove it and plug it back in later. Overall: a good value with some user interface issues that may give the techno-challenged some frustration

    Pros: Performance Value

    Cons: User interface, setup

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    Anonymous from West Columbia, SC on 8/27/2012

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

    Great mix of features to go along with quality sound at a great price.



    A LOT of Receiver for the Price!

    DickF from The Triangle, NC on 8/25/2012

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

    The sound quality on this is great - far superior to the original factory unit (that was supposedly made by Alpine according to the Honda parts listing). I kept the factory speakers and even with those the clarity of the music and sharpness of the voice is excellent. I can hear highs that I couldn't before and the lows have some energy so you can really hear it. This thing would probably be truly exceptional with upgraded speakers. I chose Pioneer as I'd had good experience with Pioneer car audio many many years ago and I must say that I am not disappointed now. From my point of view it would be hard to get a better unit for the money. Works great with my iPhone, easy to use and can control from the receiver, remote or the iPhone - how cool is that? The Bluetooth audio streaming is great, but I'm not planning on using the phone feature at the moment so I can't say. The controls are fairly easy to use - so many options to choose from! The icons on the main controls are clear and large enough to be legible from the drivers seat. Getting to the main options menu is only a push of a button away - just be safe and don't do it while you're driving! I really like the remote, it's relatively small and gives you good control of the receiver. It's laid out nicely and you can move through the presets, change to the next song or adjust the volume without taking your eyes off of the road.

    Pros: The sound it great, the price is excellent.

    Cons: The manual is marginally useful (aren't they all anymore?). The preset buttons could be larger.

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    Mimi from Mitchellville, MD on 8/24/2012

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

    I looked at a few receivers on the site and this one was one of the top ones I had to choose from. Mike (my advisor) suggested this one as a sure hit. And that it is! I had it installed by a family friend in less than an hour and I was up and running. The sound is WONDERFUL. Crisp highs and clean lows. Right now I have my bass set to -2 and it's STILL very powerful. The bluetooth is awesome! Very clear phone calls and love the ease of playing music from my iPhone through the controls. The remote control is another handy feature. I highly recommend this receiver.

    Pros: Great sound. Great price. Love the features. Cool display.

    Cons: Display is dim during the day.

    Awesome deck overall

    Dan Q from Los Angeles, CA on 8/22/2012

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

    I've been using the deck for about a week now and I'm overall impressed. I normally use BT streaming for my spotify app and everyone sounds crisp and clean. It almost sounds like I added new speakers to the already existing OEM set I have in my Civic. I live in CA where it's normally sunny and this posses a problem for the deck in terms of display. It's extremely hard to read anything that going on in the deck, and if you plan to change the station, you best have your presets already in place. Otherwise, once setup, BT controls like pause, play, next, back, can be handled from the deck as well as phone calls as well as auto connecting as soon as you turn on your ignition (assuming you've let your phone do so). I haven't actually received a call via BT so I can comment as to how good it works. I found reception on the radio tuner great and no problems picking up stations. I've used the USB mostly for charging and can't comment as to the plug and play feature of the device nor te iProduct sync. I installed this deck myself and for a first time, with a little patience and the right tools this was a 1.5 hr task.

    Pros: Great BT streaming w/ no hiccups whatsoever. Radio tuner sounds great Great customization

    Cons: Super hard to read display in the daytime but who's going to be looking at their deck while you drive

    2000 GMC Seirra

    ArleyR from Wellsburg, WV on 8/19/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought this unit to replace a factory unit that had seen better days. Easy to install and sounds great. Been thinking about upgrading stock systm for some time and am now glad that I did, what a difference. Now I can hear my music over the road noise. The sound is richer at a much lower volume.

    Pros: Good quality built unit. Easy installation with Master sheet. Advisor was helpful with the questions that I had.

    Cons: Pioneer's instructions were somewhat vague. Many wires to splice out for my installation, even with the new power cord from Crutchfield. This installation was not done at home and done on a time schedule, had vto drivre home with the unit in demo mode - very distracting. To program it I finally had to pull the fuse and start over, no problems then.


    WB from Colorado Springs on 8/18/2012

    2002 GMC Sierra 2500/3500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    BT streaming sounds great. Too often the bluetooth streaming of music is not rich, this deck fixes that! Phone works well to. Pioneer quality!

    Pros: Great sound

    Cons: lots of features that are intimidating at first, you will get it though.

    Poineer car stereo

    Rickwa from Cocoa, FL on 8/15/2012

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

    Easy to install and set up. Inexpensive. Bluetooth works great.



    Great radio!

    Bobby from Fairview, TN on 8/7/2012

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

    I bought this unit because I play music from my phone through my car a lot, and I was looking for something that would do the job better than a cassette adapter could do. The hands free calling was a plus too, and it powers my Pioneer speakers a lot better than my factory radio does. I'm a college kid, so I can't quite afford the 600-700 dollar head units that they got on the market now, so I figured I would go with this unit. I am not disappointed at all by my purchase. Installation was cake thanks to Crutchfield and their awesome mastersheet. I ran into a few little bumps installing the unit but they were nothing I couldn't figure out myself after a bit of thinking and referring to the manual. Anyway, on to the features. The bluetooth works just as good, if not, better than my cassette adapter did. It is a lot more convenient too since I don't have to fiddle with my phone to change tracks, since my radio does it for me when I press the arrow buttons! After some tinkering, I got the sound the way I like it, and it sounds great. The only thing I can think of at the moment that would make it better is if the controls were a bit more user friendly. If it weren't for the manual, I'd be really confused on how to operate my radio and change the settings. I haven't seen any issues with daylight obscuring the screen yet, but we'll see eventually if that happens. This has made my old van one step cooler, Thanks crutchfield!

    Pros: Awesome sound quality (I have high end speakers, I can't say if it sounds good on factory speakers or not) Lots of ways to customize how your music sounds The unit itself is highly customizable Hands free calling Bluetooth audio

    Cons: Confusing to understand at first, but you'll get the hang of it if you look at the manual and get used to having it in your car


    john from mississippi on 8/5/2012

    2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Classic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good sound.. Bluetooth works good so far. Been two weeks and pretty reliable. Call quality is good.

    Pros: Bluetooth, call quality, ease of install


    Subaru Forest Installation

    SantaFe Sound from New Mexico on 8/3/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I finally decided to upgrade the casette deck in my 2000 Forester. Rather than paying someone, I thought to do it myself. Installation of this receiver went well with the Master Sheet instructions and matching audio connector. I wanted to pay MP3 and Audible Books without the cassette input. I also figured to try a bluetooth connection with my cell phone to end the fumbling for a phone under a coat and seat belt. The install went well and I am getting good FM reception, playing MP3 audio from two players and making cell phone calls. I decide not to go to high end receiver as this is a twelve year old car driven locally so I am living with a dot matrix display and individual preset buttons. There is no integration with steer wheel controls. I'm happy with the improvement and hope for a long run with the receiver and car.

    Pros: Easy installation, Bluetooth connectivity to cell phone.

    Cons: Dot Matrix display and small buttons.

    Great 2001 Honda Accord factory radio replacment

    Pilot06-Accord01 from Antioch, CA on 8/3/2012

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

    Replaced factory radio on 2001 Honda Accord. Radio trim panel removal was straightforward, but to install mic over the rear-view mirror, I had to remove the A-pillar panel, which was a little challenging. To remove A-pillar panel, first remove door weather stripping, then pull hard to remove A-pillar panel. The sound quality is awesome using the factory speakers, I can hardly believe this is the same car. Bluetooth call and audio streaming quality is great. The iPOD and aux connections work as advertised. The radio controls take a little getting used to, but are fairly easy to navigate through once you get the hang of it.

    Pros: Decent price. Sound quality. Hands free calling, bluetooth audio streaming, iPOD, and aux connections.

    Cons: Does not include case for detachable face plate.

    Great Product!

    Joe from Mobile, Al on 7/30/2012

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

    I installed this unit in a 2004 Toyota Celica GTS that had the JBL premium audio package. At first I was unsure about replacing the head unit and losing the factory amp fear of possibly losing sound quality. I was blown away by the over all quality of sound that this unit produced. My speakers actually sounded clearer and louder than before. The Bluetooth audio streaming works excellent as does the Bluetooth phone features. I also got the factory amp by-pass harness to go with this and it is something i highly recommend if you are installing in a 2004-05 GTS Toyota Celica with the premium sound system.

    Pros: BT audio streaming, BT phone features, USB and AUX in the front and tons of audio options. Great for iPhone users.

    Cons: Have not had the unit long enough to find anything major, but for the price and its features i cant complain.


    K - Y Lim from Closter, NJ on 7/27/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent features and quality and amazing value at this price.



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    Brock from Portland Maine on 7/24/2012

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

    This stereo is great one! Just installed it in my 2003 Nissan Sentra GXE. Awesome value for what it offers. This replaced my stock nissan stereo and it is 100x better. The sound quality and easy interface makes driving much more enjoyable. I would recommend this stereo to anyone wanted to not spend to much but still wants AWESOME song and the ability to use an iPod and hands free calling

    Pros: Easy to use Great sound Awesome features

    Cons: None

    Great Stereo Pioneer DEH-6400BT

    Michael from Columbia, Sc on 7/24/2012

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

    I was very impressed with the sound quality of the stereo. I mainly purchased the radio for my 2001 Silverado; installlation went very easy and the system sounds better than the system that came with the truck. The Blue Tooth functions great and the system is well worth the price.

    Pros: Blue tooth functions great, USB is great.

    Cons: None yet!


    K from LAS VEGAS,NV on 7/21/2012

    2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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    Great value

    Wes from OK on 7/18/2012

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

    You get a lot for the money. I love the hands free driving, I would have liked having voice commands. Sound quality is good and it is pretty cool having all the color options.

    Pros: Solid value for all the options such as blue-tooth, USB. The sound quality is awesome using BT with my phone.

    Cons: No voice command

    Amazing product!

    BassHead from northplatte on 7/18/2012

    All in all this head unit is great with or without subs. If your a fan of loud clean music this is ideal. With its sound level adjustment it boosts the Hz high so you can hear it clear even with subs. Best head unit I've ever had not to mention the looks are really cool they have about any color pattern possible. great unit!

    Pros: Easy to use crisp looks radio blu tooth

    Cons: Words are a bit hard to read at times on the headunit

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    ifull from Hudson Valley, NY on 7/17/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This unit does everything I wanted it to do. It loads up and plays my USB drives quick and easy. The AM reception is great (thanks Crutchfield sales adviser for this suggestion), which is key in pulling in baseball games on the radio! Cycling through the menu options annoys me a little but once things are set it is a non issue. The illumination options are great for matching my truck's displays. I didn't think I'd bother using the Bluetooth but, it is very easy and convenient. Overall, a great unit.

    Pros: Has every option I needed. Reads USB quickly. Looks great! Sound is fantastic. Excellent AM reception.

    Cons: My only small problem with this unit is that the display is a little tough to see in bright sun but too bright (in relation to my dash displays) at night. I also haven't gotten completely used to cycling through menu options searching for things like tone controls.

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    michael from hernando, mississippi on 7/15/2012

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

    Radio is very good. I am about to buy 2 more just like it for my other vehicle's. And have a buddy going to order 2 for his vehicle's as well. I highly recommend this radio if you listen to music off of a device with Bluetooth. Not having to use cords is amazing.



    Pioneer DEH-6400BT

    Lespaulplayer from Denver, CO on 7/15/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed this in my 03 Honda Accord and not satisfied with the product. As most folks have noted, the display is terrible. You can't read it during the day and it's always doing some squiggly thing that makes no sense to me. I like to listen to AM radio but this radio barely receives the most powerful Denver station. Ridiculous. The one cool feature is the Blue Tooth. I use my iphone with it and that works great. needless to say, I will be returning this to Crutchfield for something else.

    Pros: Bluetooth works great

    Cons: AM reception terrible, display is a joke.

    So far great

    GWE from Burlington, VT on 7/14/2012

    2001 Saab 9-3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very easy to instal with everything included from Crutchfield. Seems to work fine though we haven't had a chance to use it much or use all the features. It is confusing at least at first to use though once you study the directions and play a little it's fairly logical in the way it's set up. Without that though people will probably have a hard time figuring out how to even turn the radio on. The buttons are small for operating while driving, probably why they include a remote for an auto stereo. But overall we are very happy with it so far. Can't comment on buid quality yet and don't know about coolness factor but I hit the stars by mistake and cant take them all away so left 4.



    Best Deck for the Money

    Mike from Phelan CA. on 7/12/2012

    This is my 5th Pioneer Deck, so I may be a bit biased. I really like the style of this unit, the "coolness factor" is way up. the Bluetooth was very easy to set up, it almost does it for you!. the audio streaming works very well, you just have less control over your music device from this unit its self. I mounted the Mic in front of the instrament cluster on my Civic, and the call quality is great. I already had the wiring harness for my Civic from my previous Pioneer install, but the plug on the back of this unit is a bit different than my other unit; so a bit of soldering and heat shrink got the job done. Over all, 1 hour from start to finnish and it was up and running. I don't know why all the manufactures mainly have the USB iPod/iPhone hook up in the front? It has to be the ugliest thing, oh well I guess, it's a bit hard to get away from when they all are doing it. You have to spend quite a bit more to get a second in the back.

    Pros: Bluetooth is flawless, color scheme is pretty cool and iPod integration works well. It's pretty easy to control from the unit.

    Cons: wish it had the rear iPod/Iphone hook up in the back as well. would like to have seen a 3rd Pre out in the rear. would like to see the illumination a bit brighter. I have all the colors turned up to 60, but it still seems a bit dim in the daylight on the display side. The control side is fine.


    jason from iowa on 7/9/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    great love it



    Impressive deck

    thops from Martinsburg, WV on 7/7/2012

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

    Excellent deck...excellent price. I purchased for a 2007 Corolla because our state is now hands free. I wanted a deck that could do it all..Ipod...etc. I am thrilled with this purchase...Price was excellent..features are exactly what I wanted. I am highly recommending Crutchfield. They are excellent. I called to ask them if they would match a price on They stated no. I thought I would have saved $20 bucks, but with Cruchfield you get the whole package..product, wires to hook it up, dash kit, and SUPPORT. What was I thinking....would recommend the deck and most of all the company. They are the best. Great group..all the way from the front end..sales..Bob helped me pick out my the back end..I did get stuck and needed some advice. I called and the rep. knew my name and the car I was putting it it right off the bat. I was on the phone for less than 5 min, and off and running. The deck was installed within an hour. Very pleased...I tell anyone I know if they are looking to go hands free...check out Crutchfield.

    Pros: Hands Free works really well. I have an older flip phone (seriously) and it connected no problem. Alot of bang for my buck..many features for an very reasonable price. I was going to buy a $110 hands free speaker/mic/fm transmitter. This was a little more and has a constant power supply. I am thrilled not to have another wire hanging in my car's lighter for charging. Call comes goes comes right back on where I left off. Comes with own microphone--EXCELLENT

    Cons: Scanning for radio stations a little cumbersome than I would expect, but I can live with it. Rear hook up for IPod would be nice. The next model up has it, but it is quite a bit more, but you get HD Radio--it that is what you want.

    Pioneer DEH-6400BT

    Mite86403 from Lake Havasu City, AZ on 7/6/2012

    1999 BMW Z3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Too soon to give a detailed review. only in use for two days, however, seems to B everything I required



    Loving it!

    RitaB from Baltimore, MD on 7/3/2012

    2001 Volkswagen Cabrio
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I had no idea a stereo could be so cool! I love the integrated BlueTooth with my Android for calls and music streaming. The colors have been customized to match my VW interior light scheme - and now my husband and both kids want the same stereo in their cars!! It took me a whole 45 minutes to install myself and I went into instant gratification mode when I was done. Why didn't I do this sooner????

    Pros: Easy install Feature rich Great price

    Cons: A soft bag to store the face plate in would have been nice. A rear hookup for the ipod cable would complete the package. Face trim is a little flimsy - I see myself looking for a replacement soon

    Pioneer DEH-6400BT

    L M from Williamsburg on 7/3/2012

    2004 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The Pioneer DEH-6400BT is like having the features of a new vehicle without a car payment. The sound quality is excellent and it is great to be able to play the IPod and IPad directly into the radio. The Chutchfield team is a very helpful when you call for assistance and answered all questions asked in a very polite and patience manner. The job of updating the factory radio in my 2004 F-150 was easier than anticipated and I am pleased with the results.

    Pros: Easy to install, great sound, great value.

    Cons: Pioneer Instructions, Poor sound quality using the Bluetooth with a Blackberry 9650 but works well with a Droid Bionic.

    So far so good

    Anonymous from Colorado on 7/2/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    So far this unit is doing great. The display is good, audio really brought the monsoon system to life! The Bluetooth works great both for audio and for hands free talking.



    Pioneer DEH-6400BT

    Anonymous from Dayton, OH on 6/29/2012

    2000 Audi TT
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Has great sound, and easy to install. Love the features.



    Awesome! Everything we needed for a small upgrade.

    Eldon H from Springfield, MO on 6/28/2012

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

    Bought this for my fiance's 02 Civic sedan. She LOVES it! Bluetooth audio streaming just blows her mind every day, and it "just works". Bluetooth call quality is great. We mounted the mic on the top of her steering column to keep it away from the window, since she smokes and always has it cracked. She also loves the color changing display. We set the text display to White (since the sun makes it hard to see during the day) and the Volume knob/buttons to constantly cycling through different colors. She gets compliments every time her friends ride with her. It's just powering her stock speakers, but after I did a bit of EQ'ing, it sounds LEAPS AND BOUNDS better than the stock headunit did. Being able to pull out the mid-bass a bit and use the Loudness setting (on 'Low') to get a little boost all around made a world of difference.

    Pros: Bluetooth Audio and Call quality, overall sound/amplification qualify, display looks nice, rotary volume knob makes it easy to adjust without needing to look away from the road.

    Cons: None!

    Great unit, especially for the price

    b s from Houston, Tx on 6/27/2012

    2002 Saturn SL2
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great unit! Navigating the menus takes a little time, but this unit has a lot of features for the low price. Factor in the free dash kit, harness, and shipping, and it's a winner!

    Pros: Features

    Cons: Menus take time to master, but to be expected with so many options!

    Love it!

    Anonymous from Charlottesvile, VA on 6/26/2012

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

    Love this device. Easy to install (maybe due to prior experience). Sounds great and looks cool. I think is is a very good radio for the price.



    Great Service

    WilliamM from Vacville, Ca on 6/25/2012

    1994 BMW 325IS
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The order shipped & received on time, Tech support excellent, had a problem with Blue tooth mic not working and the Tech recommend they send a complete unit so I would have everything I need. Great product

    Pros: There system match BMW spec perfectly, Tech support is great

    Cons: Insturtion not very clear

    Pioneer DEH 6400BT

    Ken from Olathe, KS on 6/22/2012

    2000 Buick Century
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Crutchfield was great, they sent everything as promised for a easy installation, and tech support was good if you had questions. Pioneer radio has everything I wanted, but instructions don't work to set up clock easily, other than that its great.

    Pros: Everything you need to install yourself and easy to read info with all the adaptors needed...outstanding will go thru Crutchfield again. Awesome sound.

    Cons: Pioneer instructions don't work as easy as they say.

    Good choice I Must Say

    dave from New Jersey on 6/21/2012

    2004 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Have never installed an aftermarket radio before in any vehicle I have owned. But this was pretty straight forward. Like others have said the controls are a little small for someone with big fingers, but the remote is the answer to that problem. It works like a charm. And the Ford truck kit that came with the unit fit like a glove. Like the colors the display produces and the detachable faceplate. Bluetooth and phone work fantastic and easy to set up. Took me awhile to figure out all the controls, but have it mastered now. Making the purchase was easy also thanks to the "Fitment guide" on Crutchfield's website. The only problem was deciding on which model to purchase. Thanks Crutchfield

    Pros: Quality, display, remote control, fit in the dashboard, bluetooth

    Cons: Buttons are a little small but looks as though all models are that way.

    Great Deck!

    brian86t from Roosevelt, UT on 6/17/2012

    2005 Nissan Xterra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy to install, love the looks, love the different choices of colors for both the buttons and the display. It says 20,000 options, and it means it. You can select from ~20 pre-set colors, or you can customize the colors to whatever tone you want. I LOVE the bluetooth capability. I get in my car, my phone connects, and I am listening to tunes saved on my phone. I get a phone call, push a button, and am talking clearly to whomever calls me. The phone call ends, and I go right back to singing along with my tunes. I have it paired with a set of Rockford Fosgate Prime component speakers in the front, and Rockford Fosgate Prime Co-axials in the rear. Amazing sound quality, love the wattage, I am running it without an amp, and it gets PLENTY loud. I am also excited because I am no longer worried about missing phone calls.

    Pros: Beautiful color choices, bluetooth works great. Can charge my phone with the USB port while broadcasting VIA bluetooth. MP3, WMA capabilities

    Cons: None so far!!

    Pioneer DEH-6400BT

    Anonymous from SoCal on 6/15/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The only thing I can fault the unit on is the.Pioneer controls that always seem to be harder to figure out than any other manufacturer, but it sounds great and works flawlessly so far.



    Really Cool Unit.

    Commenace from Los Angeles, CA on 6/14/2012

    1998 BMW 323I
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The main reason I got this unit was because of the fact that you can change the color of the backlight on the receiver. All my interior lighting is amber, and the idea of putting in a stereo that lights green or purple made me kinda sick. This one has SO many different colors, it'll match almost any car's interior lighting. Even if doesn't match perfectly you can customize the color that you pick. It's actually kinda nuts. The bluetooth connectivity makes it even better. Once paired, it made my 14 year old car almost feel current. No more worrying about getting busted by the fuzz. Sound quality is nice, and very easy to customize. From boomy to warm, most everyone will dig the quality. This unit was very inexpensive for all the features it comes with.

    Pros: Color customization RULES! Bluetooth connectivity is quite nice. Sound quality is great. Value. So much value!

    Cons: The only con I've found is the fact that when the unit is paired with my phone, and I dial FROM my phone, the person on the other end can't hear me. However if I dial from the receiver, which reads my phonebook (which is a cool feature), it works great. It's an odd glitch, and I'm not sure if it's the fault of my head unit or my phone. Still trying to figure it out.

    Pioneer DEH-6400BT

    GST from Carlsbad, CA on 6/14/2012

    1995 Mercedes-Benz E320
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Overall, this is a great head unit. It has all the features I was looking for at a great price. Lots of value.

    Pros: BT, RDS, and USB.

    Cons: Volume knob can be hard to grasp sometimes. Station buttons are small. Display is a little busy for my taste.

    Great Unit, Great Price and Crutchfield Service!

    Barry from Gainesville, FL on 6/13/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have bought two of these units. I bought one for myself to replace a unit that was in old convertible that got totaled. My wife who drives a Honda and I had put a new head unit into her car two months earlier that had the similar features. Wanted one as soon as she drove my car!

    Pros: Has radio preset buttons (this is what my wife wanted) Radio presets act as speed dial buttons for your phone! Voice call quality is the best I have ever used period. With a convertible I have entered my car started up and driven away and the caller had no idea I was in my car. The secret is the visor mounted directional microphone. Even driving at highway speeds the other person can here me clearly. When using iPhone cable you have the option of controlling music from iPhone or unit. Colors

    Cons: BT audio is tricky to use at first. There is no way to remove a speed dial number once it is in the present. I have not tried deleting the contact from the phone. My head unit died. Where in Crutchfield Awesome Gods of Electronics rush into the rescue. I used the unit I bought for my wife to trouble shoot. Crutchfield sent a new unit to me no cost in two day. I first bought from Crutchfield in higschool a tape player am/fm radio for my 72-Toyota that is more than 30 years ago. The Best

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    tnttom from Brekeley Springs WV. on 6/9/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I really like this reciever,good price,good quality. But my not being familiar,with terminology,it is hard for me to program,and figure out all the features of it. I will have to call Crutchfield or wait til my daughter visits.

    Pros: like the display,nice reciever

    Cons: Hard for me to figure how to use all the features. i'm not to computer savey hard to use/configure features.

    Pioneer DEH-6400BT

    Trevor from PA on 6/8/2012

    1991 Pontiac Firebird
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought this radio on a Monday and it was here on Wednesday. Fast shipping and free with Crutchfield, very impressed. Shipped in peanuts and safe. And the free stuff they throw in for you was a great bonus. Easy instructions they sent, detailed and everything needed. Now, onto the radio. It looked great out of the box, liked the display and set up. Buttons are fine for me. Breeze to install in my 91 Firebird, no cutting, bending, anything. Wired up the harness and got my mic ran up my A post and was set. Got all my setting done. Love all of the color options. Nice and clear display. Bright enough to see in day, granted if the sun is in your eyes and on it, obviously its hard to see. But buttons are nice and placed well. Smooth control, easy to navigate the menus. Has your EQ settings, tone control. Easy to set up. I do have aftermarket speakers all around in my car, and they weren't bad with the factory radio, but when this was hooked up and set up to what I wanted, they sounded amazing. I didn't even know they could sound that good. The Bluetooth works pretty good. Mic pics up and syncs with my phone. Even has phone book in radio. Looks good in dash, not odd or sticking out way to far. I did have to extend it because of a bracket in my dash but no big deal. It was defiantly worth the money. If you are looking for a good radio, with good sound and usb input, which works nice. Buy this radio if you don't want to spend a lot of money. I read all reviews which helped.

    Pros: Whole thing. Sounds great, looks great, easy to use, easy to install. Great options, and color combinations. Can see in day good. Really cool looking at night. Only thing I can't help with is Ipod. But I'm sure it works great. Just buy it!

    Cons: I can't find a single one.

    Pretty Cool

    MLP from Columbia, MO on 6/7/2012

    1998 GMC Sierra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great unit with wonderful sound. Controls are not as intuitive as I would have liked. Tuner reception is not as good as my factory unit.



    Generally Impressed

    Joe P from Cleveland, OH on 6/7/2012

    2004 Ford Focus
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was pleasantly surprised by this head unit. The iPod support is fantastic and for a lower end system, it sounds great!

    Pros: iPod support, RGB backlight, intuitive display


    Pretty cool unit

    JoshK from rocklin, CA on 6/4/2012

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

    For the price this is a very good unit. The crutchfield supplied harnesses worked great and installation is a breeze. It looks good and is pretty easy to use. It seemed to make my stock tacoma speakers sound clearer. I wish it had more EQ options but the ones it has work for most songs. The blue tooth works great and people on the other end have said they hear can me with no problems. The only real gripe I have is the screen has a very bad glare when the sun shines in the cab making it impossible to read.

    Pros: Bluetooth is crystal clear.

    Cons: Glare makes it impossible to read display sometimes.

    Great Deck

    JMR from Washington, DC on 6/2/2012

    1998 Audi A4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Hard to judge the sound quality because the rest of my system (amp, wiring, speakers) is so old. Works great. Bluetooth audio and calls are great. Sometimes takes a minute to complete the Bluetooth pairing when you turn it on, but otherwise, great.



    Very Simple Upgrade

    RickMoT from Harrisburg, PA on 5/30/2012

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

    Needed to upgrade a 1998 Honda Accord. Wanted Btooth and connectivity for iPhone. Not only was this unit a breeze to install but it gave me everything I wanted for a great price. It also sounds great with original 14 year old speakers.

    Pros: Bluetooth, USB

    Cons: The remote doesn't have what I would consider enough functions associated with adjusting the radio.

    A lot for the money

    Anonymous from Elizabethton, tn on 5/28/2012

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

    Great basic cd player with some beyond basis features

    Pros: Bluetooth, sub control, price

    Cons: Needs 3 sets of RCA outputs

    Great stereo

    DRUSS from Fairgrove, Mi on 5/26/2012

    1994 Chevrolet S10
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great receiver! Easy install. Great deal.

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Nothing

    Pioneer DEH-6400BT

    Stanos from West Palm Beach, Fl on 5/25/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very pleased with my purchase. Sound quality excellent. Love dealing with Crutchfield.



    Another good Pioneer product

    DJP 66 from Reno on 5/21/2012

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

    Bought many in the past and another good receiver. Lots of features for a resonable price. Bought for my better half to get the Bluetooth capabilities, had an annoying hum in the original mic mounting position on the steering column. Re-ran to the outside pillar and mounted on the visor, all good now. The customation options for background and text colors are great. Don't really care about the coolness factor but didn't want to go any lower on stars.



    Can't see the display

    Customer from CA on 5/20/2012

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

    If you have a car that has a tilted dash so that your looking at the display from any type of angle your going to have a hard time seeing the display especially in the day time....thank god I can control the unit from my iPhone or else I probably would have been in a accident already trying to read the display control...

    Pros: Cheap for the options you get, sounds good, functions are good

    Cons: Can't see the display in a 2005 Honda civic

    Great Stereo

    Anonymous from Elysburg, PA on 5/19/2012

    2003 Subaru Baja
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great stereo for the money, love the color changing display. Quality, performance and affordable..... and it came from Crutchfield :-)

    Pros: Easy set up, lots of features, awesome sound quality.

    Cons: None

    Great Stereo

    Red Riding Hood from St Pete Beach, FL on 5/18/2012

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

    This receiver is fantastic. I am a female and installed it myself but not without the help of the great Tech Support. I have never done anything like this so had to call several times as issues came up but each call was a pleasure. I got great guidance from everyone I spoke to and was more than happy at the service. Readouts look great because I could match them to the exisiting color scheme in my 1996 BMW. I am thrilled with the Blue Tooth feature where you can talk on your receiver. I haven't gotten it completely set up yet but you can assign 6 numbers to the toggle keys for people you call most. I must say the manual leaves A LOT to be desired. It is not clear at all so most of my set ups have been trial and error. I am not an audiophile but I can say that it sounds darn great to me. This receiver will not disappoint and take my hint, install it yourself. Do not pay someone $100 to do the job. It takes a little time, moreso if you are a newbie like me but the pride of doing it yourself is worth it. If I can do it anyone can. Thanks Crutchfield

    Pros: Coor change Blue Tooth Sounds great out of factory speakers

    Cons: Manual is pretty much worthless


    Mike B from Long island NY on 5/15/2012

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

    It's a really nice unit I love the BT audio and the BT phone work just as it should the connection works perfect. I would recommend this unit to anyone who needs a radio upgrade

    Pros: Easy to use. Bluetooth, display color change, more!!

    Cons: None really

    Great replacement unit!

    Billy G from Monroe, WA on 5/13/2012

    1996 Volkswagen Passat
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This Pioneer tuner is a fantastic value as a replacement to the factor unit in my 96 Passat! Install was a snap. Had it in and playing in a bit over an hour, using the OEM speakers. It sure improved the sound of those, although I will be adding a small self-powered sub to the trunk for a bit of punch to the bass. A bit of a learning curve for the controls, but not as complex as I feared. I LOVE the bluetooth and hookups for the iphone as well as the color options for the buttons and display. You will not regret ordering the DEH6400BT!!

    Pros: Value, sound, features

    Cons: Hmmm- Can't think of any just now

    Great value, Excellent Bluetooth Audio

    Bus_Magnet from Jacksonville, FL on 5/6/2012

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

    I installed it in my 2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS. The sound quality is fantastic...a huge improvement from the stock CD player. Bluetooth Audio is fantastic. I pair it with my 2011 iPhone 4S. It basically starts playing the next song on my playlist as soon as I switch the car ON. I don't have to fiddle with my iPhone at all unless I want to change the playlist or use a different app. Bluetooth phone calls are a breeze. I have not managed to make Siri work via Bluetooth yet. But I do not actively use my phone when driving anyway, so it is not a big deal. Crutchfield provided me all the hardware (wiring harness and dash kit) needed to install, so installation was a breeze. I had a friend help me with soldering the wires. Crutchfield even provided detailed photographs of how to remove the dash trim. This was a huge bonus.

    Pros: Sound, Good Dynamic Range, Excellent Bluetooth performance, Crutchfield free user guides and accessories

    Cons: Siri does not work via Bluetooth.

    wow. great stereo

    Anonymous from Desoto, TX on 5/5/2012

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

    Love this system



    Nice but bluetooth can have problems

    sc from Raleigh, NC on 4/21/2012

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

    We like almost everything about this stereo except for the Bluetooth support. It often is unable to connect to our phones (Droid II and HTC Trophy). Once connected, it works well but we can be connected then stop for gas and when starting the car it's unable to re-establish the connection. The phone can be right next to the stereo when this happens -- distance is definitely not the issue. A bit disappointing b/c it's unreliable.

    Pros: Good sound, good array of features, was easy to install.

    Cons: Poor bluetooth support, poor directions (the manual is quite bad)

    Bluetooth not so much

    Max from Bethel Island, CA on 4/19/2012

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

    Installation was smooth, the unit connected to my Android right off the bat and seemed great fro the first few days. Music sound quality is great. The phone on the other hand needs a very quiet background. My car is an 06 Kia Spectra, not a super quiet car by any means. Only able to hold speakerphone conversations when sitting still, for the most part still needed to hold the phone to my head. The phone and stereo would switch to party shuffle on my entire music library no matter what I was listening to before the call or shutting the car off and restarting. Sometimes while streaming internet radio, when the call would hang up the radio and party shuffle would resume. I found this the most frustrating of all.

    Pros: Nice stereo, color match display for factory look, easy set up.

    Cons: Music streaming whatever the stereo decides. Sound quality of handsfree should be for moving automobile not library.

    All I can say about this receiver is that it rocks.. Bluetooth on the

    To kill a sound from Silverspring md on 4/2/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    All I have to say am just buy one more for my wife's car because she trying to take over my car.. The Bluetooth won her over.

    Pros: Pioneer receivers all day.. This one just topped the last one I hard

    Cons: For the mechanical handicap the mic might be a problem to mount..

    great headunit

    NDL from NY NY on 3/19/2012

    2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
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    Put this into my 2005 Wrangler unlimited over the weekend. Overall, I love it. It has everything I'm looking for. Bluetooth calling, music streaming, usb to charge and play, aux in. Easy installation - except that it didn't include the security screw in the rear of the head unit. I thought it was strange that Panasonic wouldn't include that. I went to the hardware store and found the screw to be 6x32 I think it was. Also, this is slightly longer than the stock radio in my Wrangler. I had to slightly push/bend the security bracket back to fit this headunit. I don't have a security screw in there any more but I'm ok with that.


    Cons: missing security bracket screw

    A great car receiver

    Alkar1974 from Monroe, NY on 3/12/2012

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

    The Pioneer 6400BT is a fantastic deal. It is truly a bargain for the quality of this product. I purchased it for my daughter and she loves the features particularly the Bluetooth connectivity. During the installation, I needed to contact Crutchfield technician a couple of times. Chris was extremely knowledgeable, helpful and very good with his clear steps. I certainly will continue to purchase products from Crutchfield.



    This system rocks!!

    Dan from Grand Rapids, MI on 3/5/2012

    1999 Dodge Durango
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The features can't be beat, no wonder it sold out already! My only minimal complaint was some background hum when using the Bluetooth mic. It might be the placement as I put it on the steering column and haven't experimented with other locations. The people on the other end of the call complain that when I'm not talking, it has an annoying buzz in the background. Otherwise, it is great!! My son's iPod streams blue tooth iTunes easy as heck and the iPod controls for my classic work awesome. Get it

    Pros: Features and value can't be beat!! Color shift is quite cool!

    Cons: Background hum to callers on the other end when using Bluetooth mic...might be mic placement on my part.

    Pioneer DEH-6400BT

    Anonymous from Kingman az on 3/3/2012

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

    Its amazing:)



    Love it!

    Mulehog from Raymond, NE on 3/3/2012

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

    Great stereo. Love all the features and customizations. Great value and makes my little Honda civic speakers sound great compared to the alpine deck I had in before. Only thing that I can't get going is to disable the USB plug and play when my iPhone is plugged in so it will only charge and not try and dock. This may be the iPhone's fault though. Blue tooth quality is great!

    Pros: Great value and customizations. Blue tooth works great. Color customization is pretty sweet.

    Cons: Owners manual needs some work. Disable USB pnp doesn't seem to work correctly.

    The color match is great.

    MHenk from Mt Vernon IL on 3/1/2012

    1995 Pontiac Firebird
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    *I have found this to be easy to use and the bluetooth through the radio is great. I have streamed music with the bluetooth as well as made multiple phone calls and have been very happy with this head unit. I am also running my rockford fosgate BD 500 with a JL 12w3 off of this head unit and have found the subwoofer control to be a nice option to tune things in. The multi color screen matches the interior lights in my 95 Trans Am very well.

    Pros: Great to have bluetooth in my car and very flexible

    Cons: Could have come with three sets of pre outs and a little more pre out voltage.

    Not good for bluetooth use

    phikapjames from Cincinnati, OH on 2/27/2012

    So I bought this radio purely for streaming music from my phone using bluetooth. I checked and it even supported bluetooth 3.0, it listed AVRCP, but it didn't list the version. If it's using one of the latest version of the bluetooth protocol, you would think it would also use the latest profile versions. Wrong. It is only using AVRCP version 1.0. So that means that even though you can stream your music through your phone, it will not allow you to see the song information being played or let you view / select playlists from the headset. It allows you to go forward, backwards, play, and pause (kind of on the last two). So they provide nice buttons for going forward and backwards, BUT if you want to actually pause the song or play a song that is currently pause, you have to navigate through a couple menus on the head unit to do it. Also, you have set the shuffle or repeat through the phone. Moral of the story, if you are getting this to use with Bluetooth, find another head unit, this isn't a good one, especially at this price. There are plenty of other head units out there (not Pioneer) that have AVRCP 1.3+ support. I had no idea until it bit me in the butt.

    Pros: - Great Sound - Full iPod Support

    Cons: - Horrible Bluetooth Support - Price for what it is with lousy bluetooth support

    Nice Unit

    chucky from Minneapolis, MN on 2/27/2012

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

    I installed this sterero on my wife's 2005 Pilot. Bluetooth works great. Multi-color for key and display is very cool. The install took only 2 hour, mostly solder the harnass and intergrate the steering wheel control. I really like unit and my wife too.

    Pros: 1.Bluetooth build-in for your phone, 2. RDS - I like to know the name of station and what song is playing.

    Cons: 1. The Manual is kind of diffcult to read/understand. 2. The display under brigh sunlight is washed out ( I wish it could go brigher) , maybe just on the Pilot, it's high up on the center console.

    Awesome System!!!

    MC from Tennessee on 2/25/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This stereo is awesome. I more than impressed with it. The sound quality is awesome, even with stock speakers (upgrading speakers next). The installation was really simple, easy, and didn't take long to do. If you have even the slightest knowledge about audio, the setup is easy and to the point. The menu is easy to navigate. I haven't used the remote yet, only because I am pleased with the deck itself and don't have any problems with any of the buttons or navigating the menus. Also, the fact that you can change the lights is awesome, they show up amazing at night and really well during the day as well except when the sun is directly in front of your face. The Bluetooth works great and the sound quality using the Bluetooth audio feature is amazing compared to what I was expecting. Perfect stereo for the price.

    Pros: Easy install, ease of use, the USB and AUX inputs on the front, the Bluetooth quality, and customizable illumination

    Cons: No voice dialing

    Great deck

    Czechyour6 from central, ut on 2/23/2012

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

    Great Bluetooth deck for the price!

    Pros: cool color display options

    Cons: separate Bluetooth mic

    Despite some flaws, it's a nice unit

    John D from Santa Barbara, CA on 2/22/2012

    1992 Lexus ES300
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Does everything it's supposed to--HOWEVER, the buttons and controls are WAY too small for big American fingers, and, as with most electronic products today, this one is far too complicated. Also, you can't see the illuminated dial AT ALL during the daytime. That said, it's no different in that regard than every other car stereo out there, and this one really is a great value for the $$$. Can't some manufacturer build an LED dial that you can SEE? Is that too much to ask?

    Pros: 1) For what you're getting you can't beat the price! 2) The remote control is far easier to use than the unit itself.

    Cons: Tricky to navigate; horrible LED display; tiny little buttons; worst owner's manual I've ever encountered.

    Feedback from bluetooth microphone

    Rob from Ventura, CA on 2/20/2012

    Unit worked great, but Bluetooth mic generates significant feedback. Told I was on 'reverb' from friends on the first day and then there was extreme feedback on the 2nd day.. Checked all sources of electromagnetic interference, and even when the microphone was isolated, still significant feedback. Tried a 2nd brand new microphone from dealer and even isolated still generated significant feedback. Had to return the unit.

    Pros: Great sound, beautiful colors, easy to setup, easy to install

    Cons: Bluetooth microphone generates significant feedback

    Blue Tooth for music and calls

    Jonathan from Leander, TX on 2/20/2012

    I love it the sound is great. The coolness factors are: connects to bluetooth, I have paired both my wife's iPhone 4 and my iPhone 4s, the radio remembers both and automatically reconnects when you get in the car (you can turn that feature off, but I don't have a reason to). You can change the colors on the display to your liking and the front face is removable for security. I havn't tried a CD in it yet, because our music libraries are on our phones. I love this radio, it is easy enough for my wife to use with out getting frustrated, and has tons of bells and whistles for me to play with.

    Pros: Blue Tooth connected and played, music, podcast, and audiobooks, without any problems. Hands free calling through Blue Tooth USB port in the front to play any iPod or MP3 player, it also charges my device Regular aux jack in the front (so I can plug any audio input. same size as a regular head phones for my iPod)

    Cons: Buttons are a little small, but doesn't really bother me that bad, still an awesome radio.

    Great Stereo

    james h w from Denver, CO on 2/20/2012

    1997 Toyota Land Cruiser
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a great stereo-- the bluetooth works as billed and the sound quality is great. With front-facing USB, auxillary jack, BT audio, CD, and radio, this stereo integrates every kind of music source that most people might have. With a extremely low profile USB flash drive, I have 32GB of on board music with essentially no change to the front profile of the stereo. The best thing about my purchase was this: the Crutchfield support is better than I could have expected. I called them twice: once for a question about coupling the harnesses and once for a question about setup on the stereo. If you are somewhat of a novice when it comes to stereo installation, there is no doubt that buying from Crutchfield is the only way to go, unless you want to pay someone a lot of money to do a relatively simple job. There's no need for a 'professional installation' when you have truly professional help available most hours of the day.

    Pros: Seemless bluetooth-- automatically connects to my phone every time I get in the car. Lots of input options. (I have a 32GB flash drive in the USB port). Crutchfield Installation and Setup Support.

    Cons: Would be nice if the USB drive would read playlists instead of just folders. (But this is the case with most USB readers)

    Good and Cheap

    Joe from Massachusetts on 2/14/2012

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

    Awesome radio for the price. The sound quality is night and day compared to the stock radio(obviously). The Bluetooth sound quality is much better than i was expecting. The hands free bluetooth is pretty good too. So far no complaints about quality from anyone I have called. I kinda wish voice dial had been included. Another thing I noticed is that voice control does not work on my Iphone 4s when paired with the radio. I wish that 3 sets of pre outs were included instead of the two.

    Pros: Good Sound, Easy to set up, BT sound quality, usb and aux input.

    Cons: only two sets of pre outs, no voice dial

    grear radio

    brad from ft. worth, tx on 2/10/2012

    2002 Lincoln Town Car
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a great investment I love it



    Easy install!

    PK from Wilkesboro, NC on 2/8/2012

    2005 Mazda Tribute
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy to install thanks to the added accessories from Crutchfield. The hardest part was removing the old stock radio from my 2005 Tribute. Bluetooth syncs and works perfectly with my Iphone 4, being able to charge it by plugging it into the head-unit is nice also. It also works flawlessly with my 1G Ipod Touch, and and Android phone that I tested. Good sound quality!

    Pros: Customizable colors is a nice touch, as well as the included external mic for bluetooth calls. Of course I get the 'are you in a tunnel?!' comments from the elderly who don't understand speakerphones (I guess I frequent tunnels for no reason other than to call the parents!) but over all it's a nice unit.

    Cons: A little better resolution on the display would be nice, as well as larger seek buttons. I wish the M/C button (the large one) had ridges/an edge to make precisely turning it easier - instead it is smooth.


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    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 + Bluetooth A2DP/AVRCP
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen
    Nano Nano7/Nano6/Nano5/Nano4/Nano3/
    Touch Touch5/Touch4/Touch3/Touch2/To
    iPhone Phone5/Phone4S/Phone4/Phone3GS
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 14
    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 Variable
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 3
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    FM Sensitivity 9 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes

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    Built-in Bluetooth
    USB/iPod/Aux Connection
    Disc Playback
    Audio Section
    Radio Functions
    Display Features
    Remote Control

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The DEH-6400BT is equipped with built-in Bluetooth ver. 3.0 (powered by Parrot), allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. Bluetooth Technology is a short-range wireless radio connectivity technology that was developed as a cable replacement for mobile phones and other electronic devices. Bluetooth operates in 2.4 GHz frequency range and transmits voice and data at speeds up to 1 megabit per second.

    Bluetooth Profiles: In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP (Hands Free Profile), HSP (Head Set Profile), OPP (Object Push Profile), PBAB (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).

    Phone Pairing: Up to 5 Bluetooth-compatible devices can be registered to this head unit. Only one device can be used at a time.

    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Pioneer DEH-6400BT.

    Hands-Free Communication: The DEH-6400BT supports wireless hands-free communication (HFP/HSP/OPP/PBAB) for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. The head unit will display the caller's information and an audible ring tone will be heard through your vehicle's speaker during an incoming call. You can manually answer an incoming call or have the unit automatically answer the call. The DEH-6400BT allows you to carry on a phone conversation from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone using the head unit's external microphone and your car audio speakers. During a conversation you can adjust the volume, as well as switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode. Using the DEH-6400BT, you can dial a phone number in one of the following ways:

    • Speed (Preset) Dialing: You can easily store up to six phone numbers as presets for speed dialing.
    • Phone Book: The phone book in your Bluetooth enabled cellular phone will be transferred automatically when the phone is paired to this unit. After finding the number you want to call in the phone book from the head unit, you can select the entry and make the call. If a lot of numbers are registered in the phone book, you can search for a phone number by the contact person's name alphabetically (A-Z).
    • Call Log: The 80 most recent calls dialed, received, and missed are stored in memory. You can browse them and call numbers from these lists.

    External Microphone: During your wireless phone call, you can talk into the head unit's included external microphone, and listen to the other party through the vehicle's speaker system. The external microphone provides better performance in noisy environments than the integrated microphone found on the front-panel of many aftermarket or factory radios. The microphone features a 13' cord that plugs into the back of the radio, and comes with an adjustable visor-mount clip. The microphone measures 0.475" (diameter) x 1.445" (depth).

    Note: The unit is not equipped with an integrated microphone. The external microphone must be installed for Bluetooth hands-free communication.

    Wireless Audio Streaming: The Pioneer DEH-6400BT also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The DEH-6400BT will be able to control basic playback features; such as Play, Pause, Stop, Previous track, and Next track.

    Note: When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.

    USB/iPod/Aux Connection

    Front-Panel USB Input: The unit's front-panel USB (type-A) port allows you to connect a USB portable audio player or USB flash memory that is USB Mass Storage Class compliant. Your USB memory device must be formatted in FAT 12/16/32. Up to 8 directories, 500 folders, and 15000 files per USB device are recognized by this unit. The unit is compatible with ID3 Tags and will display artist, folder, file, and album name, plus comments.

    • MP3/WMA Files: MP3 files with a bit rate from 8-320 kbps, WMA files with a constant bit rate from 48-320 kbps, and WMA files with a variable bit rate from 48-384 kbps are supported.
    • WAV Files: 8-bit and 16-bit WAV (LPCM) files with a sampling frequency between 16 to 48 kHz are supported.

    Note: USB portable audio players that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the CD receiver's USB port (1A) and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On. This unit cannot recognize USB devices via a USB hub.

    iPod Direct Connection: The Pioneer DEH-6400BT's front-panel USB port can be used to connect your iPod/iPhone to the head unit, via Pioneer's dock connector-to-USB cable (130CDIU50 /130CDIU51, sold separately) or the dock connector-to-USB cable which comes with your iPod/iPhone. The DEH-6400BT supports audio playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of your compatible iPod/iPhone.

    Note: If you have an iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), or iPhone 5; use the Lighting-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect to the head unit.

    iPod DAC Bypass: The USB connection allows your iPod/iPhone's stored music to be loaded instantly to the head unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 24-bit D/A converter, allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 94dB. The Pioneer head unit supports audio playback of music, podcasts, audiobooks, and music apps stored on your iPod or iPhone.

    iPod Control: You can choose to operate your iPod/iPhone through the head unit's front-panel controls, from its clickwheel/touchscreen, or via a streamed app from your iPhone.

    • Head Unit: From the head unit, you can browse your iPod/iPhone's music library by Artist, Album, Song, Genre, Playlist, Composer, Podcast, or Audiobook (your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen will be locked). Once you have selected a category, you can search each category alphabetically. In addition, the head unit offers Link Search, which allows you to play songs related to the currently playing song. Link Search lets the head unit create an album list of the currently playing artist, a song list of the currently playing album, or an album list of the currently playing genre. You can also select Random& Repeat functions for a certain song or specific folder.
    • iPod: In iPod mode, you can navigate the stored music on your iPod/iPhone from its clickwheel or touchscreen.
    • App Mode: App mode lets you listen to your favorite music apps, such as Pandora, iHeartRadio, SiriusXM,, Rhapsody, & Slacker from your iPhone (iOS 3.0+) through the Pioneer head unit and your vehicle's speakers. Not all apps will be compatible with App Mode and App Mode will provide only limited (basic), if any, control over the app. Available controls may include - Play/Pause & Skip Previous/Next.

    iPod Display: The head unit will display your iPod/iPhone's stored music file information, including - Track number, Folder number, Elapsed playing time, Song title, Artist name, and Album title.

    Note: There is no music information displayed when this unit is set to 'App Mode'. Instead, all music information will be displayed on your iPod/iPhone's LCD screen. The head unit's LCD will only display the text - 'App Mode'.

    iPod Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. This unit will not charge the Apple iPad.

    Note: If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it.

    iPod Compatibility Chart: The Pioneer DEH-6400BT is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of 9/25/2012):

    iPod ModelGenerationTested VersionMedia TypeControl TypeDisplay TypeCharge
    AudioVideoHead UnitiPodApp modeArtist/Song TextTrack Info
    dock connector3rdN/ANNNNNNNN
    mini 1stN/ANNNNNNNN
    video 5th1.3YNYNNYYY
    classic 80GB1.1.2YNYYNYYY
    nano 1st1.3.1YNYNNYYY
    6th1.1 PCYNYYNYYY
    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    Auxiliary Input: The DEH-6400BT is equipped with a front-panel 3.5mm stereo minijack auxiliary input for connecting external components, such as a portable MP3 player. AUX must be turned on in the setup menu in order to be selected as a source.

    Disc Playback

    Compatible Discs: The Pioneer DEH-6400BT supports playback of CD-Audio, CD-Text, CD-R, and CD-RW discs.

    MP3/WMA Playback: This unit can play MP3 and WMA files recorded on, CD-R and CD-RW discs in ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, and Romeo formats. MP3 files with a bit rate from 8-320 kbps, WMA files with a constant bit rate from 48-320 kbps, and WMA files with a variable bit rate from 48-384 kbps are supported. The unit is compatible with ID3 Tags and will display artist, folder, file, and album name. Up to 8 directories, 99 folders and 999 files per disc are recognized by this unit.

    WAV File Playback: The DEH-6400BT offers playback of audio WAV files recorded onto CD-R and CD-RW discs. The head unit supports 8-bit and 16-bit LPCM (Linear PCM) WAV files with a sampling frequency between 16 to 48 kHz.

    File/Track Name List: The Name List feature displays a list of MP3/WMA folders and tracks on a loaded CD or connected USB device, so you can easily access your music. The Name List will also display the list of track titles on a CD Text disc.

    Off Insert/Eject: A CD disc can be inserted or ejected with the power off. When a disc is inserted with the power off, the unit will automatically power up and begin playback.

    Auto Off Eject: When you eject a disc, the unit will automatically power off (unless you switch sources before ejecting the disc).

    Installation Angle: Optimum CD playback performance is obtained when the unit is installed at an angle of less than 60-degrees.

    Audio Section

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

    MOSFET Amplifier:The DEH-6400BT is equipped with a MOSFET amplifier. Compared to conventional power supplies, the MOSFET amplification circuit is smaller and more efficient, and it delivers increased power with less distortion and absolutely zero on/off switching noise. More power means louder and cleaner music at higher volumes because you're not pushing the limits of the amplification circuit.

    CEA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the DEH-6400BT are compliant with the CEA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). These standards were developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and between manufacturers. The power output specs for the DEH-6400BT are as follows:

    • CEA2006 Specs: 14 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Continuous Power Output: 22 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 50Hz-15kHz, 5% THD)
    • Maximum Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels (or 50 watts x 2 channels at 4 ohms + 70 watts x 1 channel at 2 ohms for subwoofer)

    3-Way Rotary Commander: The Pioneer DEH-6400BT features a 3-Way Rotary Commander for easy control. You can scroll through your music and audio settings with greater ease using the 3-way rotary commander.

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

    EEQ (Easy EQ): The DEH-6400BT is equipped with a 3-band EQ with 6 preset EQ settings: Powerful, Dynamic, Vocal, Natural, Custom, and EQ Flat. The Custom band can be adjusted as follows:

    • Bass: +/- 6dB at 100 Hz
    • Mid: +/- 6dB at 1 kHz
    • Treble: +/- 6dB at 10 kHz

    Loudness: The Loudness feature compensates for deficiencies in the low and high sound ranges at low volume. You can set the Loudness feature to Low, Mid, High, or Off.

    Source Level Adjustment (SLA): This function lets you adjust the volume level of each source to prevent radical changes in volume when switching between sources. Settings are based on the volume level of the FM tuner, which remains unchanged. Each source can be independently adjusted from -4dB to +4dB.

    2.0-Volt Preamp Outputs: The Pioneer DEH-6400BT features two pairs of 2.0-volt preamp outputs. The unit's rear preamp output can be configured as a fading rear-channel output or a non-fading subwoofer output with a low-pass filter, phase adjustment, and output level control. When configured as the subwoofer output, you can select the frequency of the 18dB/octave low pass filter (50, 63, 80, 100, or 125 Hz), select the subwoofer phase (normal/reverse), and the subwoofer gain (+6 to -24).

    Switchable Rear Channel/Subwoofer Speaker Output: The rear speaker outputs can be set to provide full range output with full fading capability, or they can be set to provide non-fading subwoofer (low-pass) output. When the rear speaker outputs are set to subwoofer mode, the rear preamp outputs also switch from full range to subwoofer outputs. When set for subwoofer operation, you can connect the rear speaker leads directly to two small 4-ohm passive subwoofers or a dual voice coil sub with 4-ohm voice coils. If you prefer to use a single 2-ohm subwoofer, you can connect the woofer to one set of speaker leads, leaving the other set of rear leads disconnected. The maximum output provided when a 2-ohm load is connected to one set of leads is 70 watts.

    Radio Functions

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

    RDS: The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to compatible AM/FM stations.

    BSM (Best Stations Memory): The BSM (Best Stations Memory) function lets you automatically store the six strongest stations under preset buttons 1-6 of the currently tuned band. The tuner has 3 FM banks and 1 AM bank. You can store 6 presets for each bank giving you a total of 18 FM presets and 6 AM presets.

    Local Tuning: Local seek tuning lets you tune in only those radio stations with sufficiently strong signals for good reception. There are 4 level of sensitivity for FM and two levels for AM. The higher settings allow reception of only the strongest stations, while lower settings let you receive progressively weaker stations.

    Display Features

    Detachable Face Security: The Pioneer DEH-6400BT in-dash CD receiver features Detachable Face Security. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face non-detachable, if desired.

    Note: No face case is included with this unit. An optional soft face case(142DFC1X, sold separately) can be purchased for this unit.

    Color Customization: Color Customization lets the user match their receiver illumination to their vehicle's interior lighting. Over 210,000 colors are available to match the illumination of almost any car. The button illumination and display illumination colors can be customized separately for an endless number of color combinations. You can select from 27 preset colors (White to Rose), customize an illumination color (by adjusting Red, Blue, and Green brightness levels), or scan through various color settings (All/Warm/Ambient/Calm/Custom).

    Ever Scroll: When the Ever Scroll feature is set to On, recorded text information scrolls continuously on the display. It will auto-scroll up to 64 characters. Set this feature to Off if you prefer the information to scroll only once.

    Display Illumination/Clock Display: When the Clock Display has been turned on, pressing and holding the Source button turns off audio output, but the clock display remains on. When the Clock Display has been turned off, pressing and holding the source button turns the unit off completely. Even if you have turned the radio completely off you can view the clock display by pressing the clock button. The clock will then remain On until you turn it back Off. When the unit is On you can select between the clock display or the audio track/tuner display.

    Remote Control

    Wireless Remote Control: The DEH-6400BT comes with an IR wireless remote control. The remote allows you to control the volume, switch between sources, pause the CD, change the display, and adjust the audio. The mute button allows you to quickly lower the volume by about 90% (function that cannot be performed from the front panel). In addition, the remote provides answer/end phone controls for Bluetooth.

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately). Please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.

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