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Build a high-powered car audio system by connecting amps and subs to the three sets of high-voltage preamp outputs. You can connect a satellite radio to open up a world of music, sports, and news programming, or add an HD Radio™ tuner to access the improved sound quality broadcast by participating AM and FM stations.

High-quality audio and hands-free calls

Put it all together in one package with Pioneer Premier's DEH-P710BT CD receiver. It delivers superb sound quality, great looks, and a long list of features including built-in Bluetooth® — you'll enjoy the best of all possible worlds.

Pioneer Premier DEH-P710BT CD Receiver

Advanced Sound Retriever

High-fidelity audio is at the heart

The DEH-P710BT sets the bar high for sound quality. You can customize the crystal-clear audio output with a 7-band equalizer that allows plenty of adjustments to your music's tonal balance. Pioneer's Sound Retriever ensures that your MP3, WMA, or AAC files will be worthy of the receiver's attention — it breathes new life into flat-sounding music files by restoring information lost in compression. High-pass and low-pass filters adjust the range of frequencies going to your speakers so they play at peak efficiency.

A clear, bright display

The DEH-P710BT's bright blue Organic Electroluminescent (OEL) display is easy to read, even in the worst lighting conditions. The three lines of text display ensure you'll know all the details about the songs you're playing. If you enjoy some "wow" factor, you'll find that the full-motion 3D screen savers are right up your alley.

Expansion options

Build a high-powered car audio system by connecting amps and subs to the three sets of high-voltage preamp outputs. You can connect a satellite radio to open up a world of music, sports, and news programming, or add an HD Radio™ tuner to access the improved sound quality broadcast by participating AM and FM stations.

You've got two USB inputs and an auxiliary input at your disposal, so you can plug thumb drives, iPods®, and almost any other audio source into the mix. Connecting your iPod via the USB bypasses the iPod's built-in digital-to-analog converter, so you'll enjoy the improved sound reproduction of the receiver's high-quality DAC instead. An automotive-grade iPod cable is included, so you can leave the one that came with your iPod at home.

Note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check Hands-on Research for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver.

Keep your hands on the wheel

Built-in Bluetooth connectivity means you won't have to fumble for your phone when you get a call. The receiver mutes for an incoming call and you can talk just by pressing a button on the receiver. The DEH-P710BT will download your phone's address book automatically, so you'll have all the important numbers you need in the receiver's memory for one-touch outbound calls. Use the receiver's voice recognition to make calls and input phone numbers and names into the phonebook. You can even access a help menu to assist you with the proper voice commands.

Bluetooth Voice Control

Note: Bluetooth compatibility with this receiver may vary, depending on your phone and service provider.

Information provided by Pioneer

Bluetooth convenience

Supertuner IIID 7-band graphic EQ

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Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with built-in MOSFET amplifier (14 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs, including discs loaded with MP3, WMA, and AAC files (will not play Digital Rights-protected music files)
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling with compatible phones
    • detachable face with OEL animated display
    • steering wheel-mountable remote control
    Audio features:
    • Easy EQ 7-band equalizer with seven preset tone settings
    • 3-level loudness
    • Sound Retriever for restoring sound of compressed music files
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • built-in iPod control — no adapter necessary and an automotive-grade iPod cable is included
    • compatible with optional Pioneer HD Radio tuner, satellite radio, CD changer
    • inputs: rear auxiliary input, two rear USB inputs (for Windows Media devices, USB storage devices, and iPod)
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other info:

    What's in the Box:

    • AM/FM/CD receiver
    • Face
    • Hard plastic face case
    • 2 Face fixing holders
    • 2 Face fixing screws
    • Wireless steering wheel remote control
    • Remote mounting bracket
    • 2 Remote mounting straps
    • CR2032 Lithium battery (installed in remote)
    • Sleeve
    • Trim ring
    • Wiring harness
    • 10 Amp ATC fuse (installed in-line with the constant +12V wire)
    • 20" iPod interface cable (USB Type A plug on one end and a standard iPod dock connector on the other)
    • 57" USB extension cable (has male Type A USB on one end and female Type A USB on the other end)
    • 2 Removal keys
    • Rear support bolt
    • 4 Pan head ISO-mount screws (M5 x 8mm)
    • 4 Flat-head ISO-mount screws (M5 x 9mm)
    • Microphone with attached 13' cord (terminated with a 2.5mm sub-miniplug)
    • Plastic visor clip for microphone
    • Double-sided tape (1/2" x 5/8")
    • Operation manual (Eng/Fren/Span)
    • Installation Manual (Eng/Fren/Span)
    • Warranty information
    • Warning sheet concerning installation safety
    • Voice recognition note
    • Manual correction

    Pioneer Premier DEH-P710BT Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (23 Reviews)

    very nice, except mic

    mike from milwaukee wi on 12/12/2012

    Everything is top notch. I will not repeat what others have reviewed, but only add. I agree with ALL the pro's listed in these reviews, but have to add one CON. The microphone is terrible. I can hear people fine in phone calls, but they always have a hard time hearing me. This can be with the car off, and the mig is on the steering wheel column, not far from my face. Speaking louder or directly into the mic doesnt help. I am forced to always switch to the phone, which sucks, because the whole reason i got this was to avoid that. Iphone 4s on 6.0.1 OS... same deal on an htc thunderbolt with gingerbread.

    Pros: everything

    Cons: the mic (people can't understand me on a bluetooth call)

    Mostly Great, A Little Not So Great

    richard from Nashville, TN on 3/17/2010

    2005 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    As a record producer, I'm always checking mixes in a vehicle (I have 3), and I want some flexibility with the audio, which this unit has plenty of. The EQ gives me a chance to really tweak. The Sub controls are very versitile. The power is adequate...I choose not to add an amp, so my music sounds "consumer" which is what I need it to do. I usually record a CD, and an MP3, to hear the difference, and this unit performs well for this need. The display is beautiful, once you learn how to control it. I picked a conservative background, and the text jumps out at me quite well. The bluetooth is out of this world, coming from an older Kenwood unit, where I suffered a horrible bluetooth experience. This unit shook hands with my IPhone 3GS easily, loaded the phonebook swiftly ( I have 1000 contacts), and streamed music effortlessly. The IPod interface is really good, offering me to either control from the Pioneer, or the IPod. It isn't as easy as the Kenwood IPod interface, but the alphabet search makes it worth the hassle. The "Not So Great" is the main control knob/joy stick...and the deep menu driven user interface. I'm sure in time, it will become more automatic to me, but right now, I'm having to use the manual more than I expected to, and that comes from someone who's had a lot of these type units. The silliest feature....having to dive through 3 button pushes to reach "pause." How come no pause button? All in all, way more good than bad. I'd buy it again.



    a flawed, great sounding unit

    Keith from Nazareth, PA on 3/4/2010

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

    A longtime Pioneer fan and Crutchfield customer, I was looking forward to the added bluetooth support, over my previous Pioneer DEH-P6800mp model. The unit sounds great, is feature filled and bluetooth integration is excellent. I was frustrated to find that only two of the five ipods I own are compatable with the interface, my 3 year old DEH adapted worked flawlessly. Secondly, the steering wheel mounted remote was useless. Crutchfields superior tech support proptly shipped a replacement remote, which unfortunately worked as well as the first. As a flagship model I have higher expectations and think pioneer could have done better.



    A great unit!

    DjCrisis from Harrisburg, PA on 1/16/2010

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

    I'd like to address the "bad reviews" listed here. A 7 Band EQ is bass and treble controls, heh, and time alignment is a specific feature not common on many receivers. It would be something you would specifically look for in a head unit BEFORE buying it. If you read the manual you would know that the reverse display feature can be turned off in the main configuration menu (this is where you set the clock,date, etc.) Read the manual for instructions on how to access this menu. If you wanted a simple, large display then you should have done a bit more research before purchasing this unit. You also mention the reverse feature as a con, apparently while you were sitting in the car with the manual for a week you neglected to actually read it. I agree with the other 4/5 star reviews listed here. I only give this unit a 4 because of the remote, which I don't use, but I imagine a lot of people do and so it should be a more reliable than it is. It has everything I was looking for and more. I like the display, I like the customizing options of the sound (HPF/LPF/EQ), iPod controls are wonderful, and the BT capabilities are awesome. Everything else is a bonus for me and while it may not meet the demanding standards of some people it wasn't on my list of priorities for a head unit and thus doesn't really matter to me.



    Great Sound - Hard to Use

    Anonymous from Dallas, TX on 12/31/2009

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I purchased this receiver in October 2009 and have just replaced it (2 months later). Overall, I really liked the sound. It made my factory speakers sound great and has a lot of bells and whistles. I may just be getting too old, but for me the text is really small and I had to really look hard to read some of the text on the readout. Also, I'm not very fond of the control knob. It's kind of sensitive and if you're trying to adjust anything and hit a bump on the road, you're probably going to select the wrong option. Also, there is no way to go directly to a specific XM channel...which is complicated by the small text on the screen. I replaced this with a Pioneer with a larger touch screen.



    Awesome Head Unit!

    Mark from Western Massachusetts on 12/30/2009

    First off, I've been a die-hard Alpine customer since the mid-90's. After much research, I opted for this unit for its features & Pioneer's reputation. Fortunately, I received it for Xmas from my wonderful mom & aunt as it was the only thing I wanted (besides my 2 front teeth...j/k). After much frustration that my iPod didn't work with it, I realized my iPod was not up to date with software. After that little hiccup, iPod function is excellent. Bluetooth works great...the only thing is my cell (LG enV Touch) has text-to-speech for text msgs. but this feature doesn't work over the Bluetooth, but no big deal. Display is great & is even clear in direct sunlight (there is some wash-out, but thats to be expected). Excellent sound-tuning options (although time correction would've been nice) & sound quality is on par (if not better) with all but the most expensive units (i.e. Alpine F#1 Status/Pioneer PRS). The remote can be a little fussy but overall works well. To Don in SC, I agree about the reversing display, but if you read the manual, you CAN turn the reversing feature off. I plan to add the HD radio tuner as I listen to a variety of music & have made do with terrestrial radio to this point & would really like to use the iTunes tagging feature. All in all, its a Phenomenal head unit (and for the price, Unbeatable!)...BRAVO Pioneer!



    Great features, Poor Sound Quality

    Mark from Phila, PA on 12/27/2009

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    If your looking for lots of built in features, this is probably the best bang for the buck. It comes with anything you could want in a HU. However if you're looking to tweak your sound, then you might want to look elsewhere. Pros: * Decent pre-amps * BT works flawlessly * iPod controls are the nicest I've used * Lots of display options * Display is crisp and bright. * 7 band Graphic EQ is easy to use. * I like that i can use my iPod and USB sticks, and still have an AUX leftover. * Voice control is cool, when it works. * High & Lowpass filters. Cons: * No bass or treble controls * No time alignment options * Joystick is a PAIN to use effectively * Steering-wheel remote is useless due to it being infrared. If you're not turning the wheel it works fine. * PICO fuses blow out. I really want to like this HU. It has all the features I was looking for, but I just can't get this unit to sound good in my car. My old Panasonic CQ8303 sounded 10x's better. The 7-band EQ just doesn't offer enough adjustment, and there is no way to alter the sound stage. I run some pretty decent equipment in my rig, and I was hoping the 710 would enhance the rest of my system. Sadly it's the weak link. Also I already had to send 1 back due to the pico fuses blowing, which is common. If sound quality isn't a major concern, and you need all the bells and whistles, I would say this is a solid unit. If you're like me and need your system to sound it's best, I would look elsewhere.



    I would not buy this again

    Don from Mount Pleasant, SC on 12/17/2009

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have the Pioneer Premier DEH-P710BT. It is a rather expensive single DIN HU, but I really wanted something I wasn't going have to do the Blue Tooth (BT) syncro fight with all the time. It does the BT sync reliably and streams music from my iPhone via BT (or direct cable if you prefer) I prefer BT because I find the iPhone interface better than trying to navigate the iPhone music via the HU. Those are the pros. The cons are the steering wheel mounted remote is NOT reliable. The only time it is consistent is at night when there is no light interference. This is installed in a Porsche 911 so the distance from the remote to the Head Unit (HU) is not a factor. I'm not one for obnoxious fast and furious radio displays of today, which is one of the reasons I chose this model and overall it has a pretty subtle look. Well, the LCD inverts about every 10 seconds. I.E. it goes from black background with blue lettering (preferred) to blue background and black lettering (too bright) and this is very distracting to me. I find myself glancing at the display every time it changes. So, I turn the display off. It temporarily comes on anytime you make an adjustment and then turns back off. Not a good solution, but it is what it is. I would not buy it again.



    Pioneer Premier DEH-P710BT

    Noel from Lihue, HI on 11/22/2009

    This CD receiver is one of the best receiver i ever purchased, all the features are superb....bluetooth and iphone connection is so easy, as long as your iphone's bluetooth is on, all your calls go straight to the receiver without having to look at your phone...listening to your ipod is plug and play.. Probably the best thing about this receiver is, it makes me a safer driver while driving and talking on the phone at the same time... Every penny that i spent was well worth it... I'm thinking of buying another one for my girlfriends car.. Thanks Doc from crutchfield...



    Pioneer Premier DEH-P710BT

    Eric from Phoenix, AZ on 11/1/2009

    2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Removed Ford Factory Radio and speakers and installed DEH-P710BT with Infinity Reference 6822 CF 5x7/6x8 speakers. Tight base, clear highs and mids. Sound is infinitely adjustable with built in equalizer. Lots of sources-iPod, aux, thumb drive, Blue Tooth, tuner, CD- but mind boggling. Thumb drive folders scroll nicely. Blue tooth pairs and works well although the microphone is terrible. I've adjusted the "far end" volume to the max and still sounds like I'm in a tin can. Tuner has 24 presets-18 FM and 6 AM. Connected my Zune through Soundgate Adaptor-charges and plays through one connection. Remote control is easy and safe-attached to my steering wheel-although the center "select" is tricky and the remote doesn't work all the time. A previous reviewer complained about the "reverse" feature-the display flashes every 30 seconds. This can be turned off. Complaints?-the clock display is tiny unless the unit is turned off. The brightness and dimmer control vary by a max of 5-need more ability to adjust dimmer for night driving. The "movies" the screen plays are a waste. Must read the user manual closely to adjust this unit-it is highly capable but highly complex. Overall, 4 star because of the complexity, poor display design and spotty performance of the remote. Panasonic needs to refine these features and make it simpler to merit 5 stars. Sound is fantastic. Enjoy listening from so many sources.



    Great Unit all the way

    Terry from Franklin, NH on 10/28/2009

    I could not be happier with this purchase. It was super easy to install with all the instructions included and all the free install gear. The bluetooth on the unit works super smooth and pairs with my iphone 3GS within seconds of turning my car on. The wireless music streaming is flawless as well as the bluetooth phone capabilities. No one knows the difference of me being on the phone or using the stereo to make my calls. Allows two way usage so you can play your songs and make calls through the phone itself. It is easier to do this way. Just my preference. Overall Great Unit. BUY IT



    Slick unit, USB iPod problems

    demarest from Bay Area, CA on 10/16/2009

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

    Purchased to replace a factory radio in my 1996 Accord LX. The install kit made easy work of installtion. Make sure to read everything twice, including the Pioneer install guide. Bluetooth works flawlessly with my iPhone 3G (v3.1.2) - I get in the car and it's recognized. My headset doesn't work this well - I frequently have to re-pair the phone and headset. I have the included mic mounted on my dash and sometimes I'm told I sound far away. Voice recognition is passable but could be better. Visor mount seems to be a worse location. The display isn't as bright as they claim. In the daytime sun, at the highest brightness, it's hard to read. The remote works well, although when mounted on the left side of the steering wheel it sometimes won't accept key presses. Moving it to the right, closer to the unit, fixed this. Perhaps the battery needs to be replaced. My only gripe is with the iPod USB interface. I frequently get "CHECK USB" when accessing the iPod, which requires powering off my car. Sometimes this works, sometimes it doesn't. I also have had the iPhone stop playing, or fail to recover after accepting an incoming call. I've checked for firmware updates for the radio, but none seem to have been released. Grounding is good. I've switched the iPod cable to the 2nd USB port and this seems to have fixed the issue. I plan on testing this further and calling Crutchfield to see what they say. If this works reliably, this review becomes 5 stars - I love this receiver.



    Flaky and highly annoying features

    Doc from Va on 10/9/2009

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

    They chose every annoying features. I have simple needs. Radio, ipod, Big clock, dim display, control from steering wheel, hands free. Sit in the car w/ the manual for the first week. Says it can dim the display. But you can ONLY shut off (not dim) the display on the tuner and only if unit is ON. Only way to get a big clock is to turn unit off. Errors constantly-"usually" fixable by cycling through inputs. No "mute" on steering wheel (conf calls). Steering wheel unit rarely works (need to check battery but only 2 mo old). website has no firmware or instructions like manual says. The most annoying feature. The front face goes negative dark->light, light->dark every 10-15 seconds. At night this is intolerable. None of the display options I have tried seem to get around this. Everybody complains about the mic, I was voted worst phone. Yes I adjusted remote vol. The support page is terrible. I am sure there are other things I am leaving out. Too many annoying features to remember. The only reason it gets two stars is it does work most of the time and sounds decent even if I don't like the features they chose. It sounds great for audio books. It's terrible for others on the phone but I hate headsets. The short back cables were hard to place on my ford expl. The mic is plenty long. Voice recognition gets it right about 1/2 time. Bluetooth initially took work. I recommend against this unit as is unless you want flashy.



    Great value and performance

    CodyT from Tucson, AZ on 10/9/2009

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Replaced the factory head unit in my 2002 Yukon (Tahoe equiv) and couldn't be happier. Why didn't I do this years ago?! Plenty of power to give new life to the factory sub, which now sounds like an aftermarket unit! Bluetooth works great, as does voice dialing. Ipod control is seemless and easy. The multi-controller joystick makes it a bit difficult to press the center button sometimes, but this is a minor nit. Otherwise a great unit at a great price. The Alpine equivalent unit would have been several hundred more, due Bluetooth not being built in. I love Alpine, but I wanted Bluetooth, so I took a chance with Pioneer. I was not disappointed!



    Everything and more

    DevonDuo from Devon, Pa on 9/22/2009

    My mission was to integrate my iphone with my car. After a horrible experience at the local big box(I was ill-advised by their staff on choosing a radio that didn't do this fully), I am more than satisfied with this head unit. Kudo's to the Crutchfield Staff for guiding me. I installed the iPhone cord through the adapter kit, which will allow me to plug in for charging, use the gps, and phone. I put the other usb plug in the glove box. I had some concerns about the quality of the a2dp streaming. Though there is a slight difference, I am quite happy with it. It will work fine for streaming music on short trips not worth plugging the phone in. I was also happy with the steering wheel remote, over a useless non-steering wheel remote with the unit I returned. The interface is quite intuitive, and easy to use, which was also a major complaint of mine from the Kennwood unit. I still haven't tried the voice recognition yet, but will soon. I couldn't be happier with the product and customer service from Crutchfield.



    Very pleased

    David from Wilmington NC on 9/4/2009

    2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought this unit along with the steering wheel control interface. Whatever you do (DON'T SAVE A FEW DOLLARS AND BUY FROM SOMEONE WITHOUT TECH SUPPORT).I have an 2005 Grand Cherrokee,and none of the directions or diagrams were right. No one would have every figured it out without help. I called tech support and they looked thru their notes on my vehicle and identified the problems in a few minutes. They were easy to correct there was just no way of knowing. the unit works perfectly from the Bluetooth to the ipod controls. I also give Crutchfields tech dept. 5 stars also. David



    Absolutely amazing!

    Curtis from Austin, TX on 8/27/2009

    This is the best unit I have ever owned or ever seen in the single dins. There are a ton of options and available connections and I was surprised at the amount of power this unit put out. I have always been a fan of Pioneer and yet again, they have come through with an amazing unit. Lots of sub options and tuning capabilities and it's a very clean sound. You won't be sorry if you get this unit. The iPod controls are great, and if you have Bluetooth enabled, you can change the source to Bluetooth and it will pick up where the USB/iPod source left off. My old deck was a Pioneer as well, and I was yet again surprised to find out that the remote I had worked for this unit as well. My old remote (CD-R600) had the attenuator function, even though I haven't found that on the unit or steering wheel remote, and it allows you to pause the CD or the iPod, and edit the audio options. This is a 99.9% perfect unit. And I haven't had any Bluetooth problems or radio reception problems at all.



    Pioneer Premier DEH-P710BT

    pc from macon, ga on 8/16/2009

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    very poor reception even with hd connected to it. Unable to receive stations within 30 miles. factory radio better all around . wasted money. bluetooth good if you ever get it programed. to much on muti contol in center, very sensitive slight touch wrong way who knows what you will get. may be able to sell it at the flea market.



    Another Pioneer Masterpiece

    Anonymous from The real south NJ on 8/12/2009

    2002 Acura RSX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    just recently purchased a Pioneer Plasma Monitor(jaw dropping before/after calibration)...That being said when it came time to replace my Alpine head-unit(i wanted bluetooth) then I could only think of replacing it with a Pioneer Product....Buying from Crutchfield also gives you the Premier 2 year warranty whereas buying from a non-authorized retailer gives no warranty. Thats just how Pioneer works. So buy from these guys....For instance I got standard shipping and it came in less then 24 hours after I ordered it. I have mine on defaults mostly right now and it still sounds awesome. More quality at higher volume. Wayyyy more then the Alpine. The BT audio and BT phone features are as simple as they get. It automatically finds the phone again when the unit is turned back on. I work for Honda and the vehicles equipped with BT are sooo complicated I spend hours with customers trying to explain how it works and they constantly complain about their phones not pairing once they are in the car again. Then they have to go through the complicated routine of searching/discovery the phone again, which can take 5 minutes. Calls on the 710BT come through loud and clear from the speakers. 20x better then my iphone speakerphone.



    Very pleased so far

    Anonymous from Kona, HI on 8/5/2009

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

    I wanted a rear iPod USB port along with Bluetooth so it was between this unit and the Kenwood Excelon KDC-X993. There was more info out there on the Kenwood (and not all of it was great) because I think the Pioneer is newer. Basically the pioneer has no delay searching/switching tracks on the iPod like some said of the Kenwood. The installation was relatively easy even for a novice like myself. The bluetooth sounds and works great (once you get the hang of the voice activation). I replaced the factory stereo on my 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee and it sounds great. I also installed the SWI-PS so that I can use the controls on my steering wheel.




    Buford from Newnan, GA on 7/30/2009

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This unit nothing less than awesome! I'm a person with a large category of music. I like most everything from Blue Grass to Heavy Metal; most anything other than today's Rap. I installed this system in a 06 Ford Ranger Regular cab that I had just purchased; which only had an AM/FM Radio w/ two door speakers. It took about hour to install the unit with the help Crutchfield's how to instructions. Once I got it in and set the sound to my liking; I plugged my Ipod in. I was amazed. The factory speakers came to life; I couldn't believe the sound that I was getting from this. I set and listened to the intro. of about 200 songs, just in AWE!. Let me tell you, weather you like Doyle Lawson (Bluegrass), Ratt, Faith Hill, Prince, Alan Jackson, Don Williams, Beyonce, etc. you will love this unit. I've just ordered a set of Pioneer Premier TS-C520PRS speakers to replace the factory speakers; can't wait to see what that's going to sound like!!



    Great Receiver

    Mark from Franklin, NC on 7/19/2009

    2000 GMC Sierra 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This receiver is impressive. It has many features to make your music sound the best it can. For me, the best feature is the Bluetooth capability. I like being able to make calls handsfree and even stream music from my phone wirelessly to the unit. The receiver will store your phonebook after pairing with your phone. Installation was a breeze with all the included installation accessories. I opted for the XM unit to go with this receiver. Everything sounds great even with stock speakers. The display is very easy to read in any light. Steering wheel control is easy to use and works very well except in direct bright sunlight. I highly recommend this unit.



    Great Head Unit, Misleading Documentation

    James from Barstow, CA on 6/18/2009

    I have had my eye on this unit since about February when it first appeared on the Pioneer website. I was holding out hope that they had fixed the annoying 500 folder limit that was imposed on us users with the USB function on previous models. I contacted Pioneer customer support to ask about this restriction and whether or not it still applied to the 710BT. To my surprise the response I received from customer support directed me to the user manual which clearly explains that the unit supports up to 6,000 folders! Wow! This is enough to support my entire music collection and still have plenty of room to grow. So I purchased the unit this past Monday and... I can only get it recognize the first 500 folders. I have emailed customer support and they have passed it along to their "engineers". At this time I am still waiting for word back from them. I based my purchasing decision on this information. This is why only four stars. The bluetooth feature is amazing, easy to set up and works flawlessly. The display is awesome and the sound is amazing. I'm pushing four 6x8 Kenwood three ways with the built in amp. Itsounds like I have an external amp hooked up. I also noticed the increase in clarity to my subs (two 12in MTX).The user interface is easy to navigate if you're used to a Pioneer interface.This is a definite step up from my DEHP4000UB and I would recommend the unit to anyone willing to pay this price (after Uncle Sam takes his cut) for a head unit.




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    Features and Specs

    AUX Input Rear and Optional Rear
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input 2 inputs
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Android Control No
    Memory Card Slot USB Memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready Both
    HD Radio Optional
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen
    Nano Nano5/Nano4/Nano3/Nano2/Nano1
    Touch Touch3/Touch2/Touch1
    iPhone Phone/Phone3G/Phone3GS
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 14
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen No
    Preamp Voltage 4 volts
    Display Color Organic EL
    Key Button Color Blue
    EQ Bands 7
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Yes
    Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Labor Warranty 2 Years
    FM Sensitivity 9 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System No

    Product Research

    Overview: The Pioneer Premier DEH-P710BT is an AM/FM/CD receiver that can also play MP3, WMA, WAV, and AAC files on disc as well. It has a rear panel 3.5mm auxiliary input for portable devices, as well as dual USB inputs on the rear panel for your iPod or other USB-based portable audio player and a USB memory device. The receiver also has built-in Bluetooth Wireless Technology for the playback of Bluetooth Audio devices and pairing with Bluetooth Telephones. Additional accessories that are compatible with this unit include XM or SIRIUS Satellite Radio (with an optional satellite radio tuner and antenna), HD Radio, and a multi-CD player. See section below on External Device Controls for details on compatibility.

    Display Features
    Audio Section
    AM/FM Tuner
    CD Playback
    Bluetooth Features
    External Device Connection
    Remote Control

    Display Features

    Detachable Face Security: This unit features Detachable Face Security. If the front panel is not detached from the head unit within five seconds of turning off the ignition, a warning tone will sound. The warning tone can be turned off in the menu, if desired. Face-fixing holders and screws are supplied for making the face non-detachable, if desired.

    Blue OEL Display: The DEH-P710BT features a blue Organic Electroluminescent (OEL) dot matrix display, with a resolution of 192 x 48 pixels. You can easily view file and folder lists from your MP3, WMA, and CD Text-encoded discs, radio presets, or data from your iPod, XM Radio, and Sirius. The brightness of the display can be set between 0 and 15.

    Dimmer: To prevent the display from being too bright at night, the display is automatically dimmed when the car's headlights are turned on. You can turn the dimmer function On or Off. The orange/white illumination wire must be connected to the vehicle's headlight circuit in order for this feature to work.

    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 be pressing the clock button. The clock will then remain On until you turn it Off. When the unit is On you can select between the clock display or the audio track/tuner display. When the unit is off but the ignition is on, the button illumination will light up when the vehicle's headlights are turned on.

    Audio Section

    MOSFET Amplifier: The DEH-P710BT 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-P710BT 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-P710BT 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)

    Sound Retriever: The Sound Retriever automatically enhances compressed audio and restores the original richness of the recording. There are two available levels of the Sound Retriever effect.

    EEQ (Easy EQ): The DEH-P710BT is equipped with a 7-band graphic EQ with 7 preset EQ settings. You can boost or cut each frequency band by +/- 12dB at 2dB intervals. Features of the Easy EQ include:

    • Center Frequencies: 50Hz, 125Hz, 315Hz, 800Hz, 2kHz, 5kHz, and 12.5kHz
    • Preset EEQ Settings: Powerful, Super Bass, Vocal, Natural, Custom1, Custom2, and EQ Flat

    Selectable Loudness Levels: Loudness compensates for deficiencies in the low and high frequencies at low volumes. You can choose from three levels of loudness:

    • Low: +3.5dB (100Hz), +3dB (10kHz)
    • Mid: +10dB (100Hz), +6.5dB (10kHz)
    • High: +11dB (100Hz), +11dB (10kHz)

    Subwoofer Output: The unit has a pair of dedicated non-fading RCA subwoofer outputs with a low-pass filter, phase adjustment, and output level. When the subwoofer output is turned on, 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 -24dB).

    Switchable Rear Channel/Subwoofer 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.

    High Pass Filter: If you do not want low frequency sounds to play from the front or rear speaker outputs, you can turn on the 12dB/octave High Pass Filter. The HPF has a selectable cutoff frequency (50, 63, 80, 100, or 125 Hz). Only frequencies higher than those in the selected range are output through the speakers.

    Bass Boost: The Bass Boost function raises the level of sounds lower than 100Hz. You can select a desired level of bass boost between 0 and 6 (+12dB to 0dB).

    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.

    Function Confirmation Tones: The receiver emits an audible beep tone each time a button is pressed. These function confirmation tones cannot be turned off.

    AM/FM Tuner

    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.

    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.

    CD Playback

    Compressed Audio Playback: This unit can play MP3/WMA/AAC/WAV files recorded on CD-ROM, 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 bit rate from 5-320 kbps, and AAC files with a variable bit rate from 8-320 kbps are supported. The unit is compatible with ID3 Tags and will display artist, folder, file, and album name, plus comments. Up to 8 directories, 99 folders and 999 files per disc are recognized by this unit.

    List Button: The List button on the front panel allows you to view the track title list, folder list, file list, preset channel list, or disc title list, depending upon the source. Once the List button is pressed, you can turn the multi-control knob to view each item on the list. To select the highlighted item, you can press the multi-control. This allows you to quickly make selections from most any source.

    Disc Naming: You can use the disc title input feature to store up to 48 CD titles in the unit's memory. Each title can be up to 10 characters long. When a Pioneer multi-disc CD player is connected, you can store up to 100 CD titles.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Solution: The DEH-P710BT is equipped with Pioneer's new Built-in Bluetooth Solution. You can make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver. When you're not utilizing hands-free calling, you can use Bluetooth Wireless Technology to control and listen to a Bluetooth audio player.

    Voice Recognition: You can use voice recognition to input phone numbers and names into the phonebook, and make calls. You can also access a help menu to assist you with the proper voice commands.

    Microphone: During your wireless phone call, you can talk into the head unit's included microphone, and listen to the other party through the vehicle's speaker system. The microphone features a 13' cord that plugs into the back of the radio, and comes with an adjustable visor-mount clip.

    Phone Pairing: Up to 5 Bluetooth-compatible cell phones can be registered to this head unit. You can transfer your entire phonebook at a single time to the head unit, which can memorize up to 1000 different numbers for each user.

    Bluetooth Audio Players: In addition to supporting Bluetooth's Hands-Free Profile (HFP), the head unit also supports Bluetooth's wireless Audio Streaming Profile (A2DP) and Bluetooth's Audio Control Profile (AVRCP). These features allow you to wirelessly transmit music from your Bluetooth compatible cell-phone or portable audio player to the DEH-P710BT so you can listen to your stored music files through your vehicle's audio system.

    External Device Connection

    Dual USB Inputs: The DEH-P710BT has dual USB inputs on a single 8" pigtail. You can connect and play music files from a USB flash drive and an iPod at the same time. A 57" USB cable extension is supplied, so you can plug in your USB devices with ease. The USB flash memory must be USB Mass Storage Class compliant. USB Memory that are at least 250MB in capacity, formatted in FAT32 or FAT16 are compatible.

    iPod Interface: The DEH-P710BT can control and playback songs on an iPod. This unit supports iPods with a standard Dock Connector. (Please see compatibility list below for your model and software version.) You can connect your iPod to one of the unit's USB inputs using the included CD-iU50 cable or the one supplied with your iPod. When connected via USB, you can choose to control the iPod from the head unit or the iPod itself (Passenger Mode--not available on the iPod nano 1st generation or iPod 5th generation). You can still change songs from the head unit, even when you are controlling the iPod manually. You can perform multiple search functions, including playlist, genre, artist, and album searches. While connected and the ignition switch is set to ACC or ON, the USB connection will power and charge your iPod. The Pioneer DEH-P710BT is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of Dec. 2009):

    iPod/iPhone Model Generation Software Version Media Type Control Display Charge
    Audio Video Unit iPod Song/Artist Track
    dock-connector 3rd N/A N N N N N N N
    click-wheel/color-display 4th N/A N N N N N N N
    mini 1st N/A N N N N N N N
    2nd N/A N N N N N N N
    video 5th 1.3 Y N Y N Y Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    120GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    160GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N Y Y Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    4th 1.0.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    5th 1.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 3.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    2nd 3.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3rd 3.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    iPhone 2G 3.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3G 3.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3GS 3.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y

    Note: Apple firmware updates may change functionality results. You may need to reset your iPod if you download a newer software version. The headunit may read "Error 19" if your iPod is not reset. If left plugged in, the iPod will turn off approximately two minutes after the vehicle's ignition switch is set to Off.

    Satellite Radio Ready: You can connect and control an external satellite radio tuner from XM or SIRIUS. The head unit is compatible with the GEX-P920XM (130P920XM, sold separately) Pioneer XM receiver. For Sirius there are two options; connect the SC-C1 SiriusConnect Universal Vehicle tuner and the CD-SB10 Pioneer Sirius Satellite Radio interface (700SIRPION, sold separately), or use the Pioneer Sirius Satellite Radio interface (130CDSB10, sold separately) and the SIRIUS dock-and-play adapter (607SCVDOC1, sold separately) along with a compatible portable SIRIUS radio. A subscription to XM or Sirius, plus the proper antenna is required in order to receive satellite radio programming. The satellite radio tuners connect via the IP-Bus connector on the back of the head unit.

    HD Radio Ready: This unit is compatible with the optional Pioneer GEX-P20HD HD Radio tuner (130GEXP20H, sold separately) allowing you to tune available HD Radio stations. HD Radio features high quality audio, FM multi-casting, and data services. The optional HD Radio tuner connects through the IP-BUS interface.

    IP-Bus Changer Controls: You can add an IP-Bus-compatible 6-disc or 12-disc Pioneer CD changer, and control it from the head unit.

    Auxiliary Input: The DEH-P710BT is equipped with a rear panel 3.5mm stereo minijack auxiliary input for connecting external components, such as a portable MP3 player, DVD, or VCR. Once AUX 1 is selected as a source, you can change the source display of the input to any 10-character name. A second auxiliary device can be connected to this unit when an optional adapter is connected to the IP-Bus connector on the rear panel. Both Aux 1 and Aux 2 must be turned on in the setup menu in order to be selected as a source. See below for more information on the 2nd Auxiliary Input.

    2nd Auxiliary Input Ready: In addition to the front panel minijack Aux input (AUX 1), you can connect a second auxiliary component by connecting an IP-Bus/RCA connector. The optional CD-RB10 (130CDRB10, sold separately) lets you connect one auxiliary component, and the optional CD-RB20 (130CDRB20, sold separately) lets you connect an auxiliary component and a CD changer via the IP-Bus connector on the back of the head unit. The 10-character name of the connected auxiliary component can be entered into memory, and will appear as you cycle through the sources.

    Remote Control

    Wireless Remote Control: The DEH-P710BT comes with a wireless steering wheel-mounted remote control. The remote allows you to control the volume, switch between sources, change radio bands, and perform playback functions. In addition, there are buttons for Bluetooth phone operations. Also, the PAC SWI-PS (127SWIPS, sold separately) steering wheel remote interface is compatible with this head unit.

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