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Siri Eyes Free

Got an iPhone® with Siri? Pioneer's DEH-X6600BS CD receiver supports Siri Eyes Free, which means you can ask Siri to make calls, select and play music, compose and hear text messages, read notifications, even use maps and get directions — all commanded by your voice through your stereo. It's not only convenient, it can make your drive safer and more productive, too.

SiriusXM for outstanding variety

The entertainment variety of satellite radio makes it indispensable to truckers, RV owners, and other road warriors. With this Pioneer, you can add an optional tuner to access SiriusXM's impressive lineup with your receiver's controls. With your SiriusXM subscription, you'll enjoy hundreds of channels, covering the gamut of music, news, talk, sports, comedy, and much more.

Built-in Bluetooth®

This versatile Pioneer allows you to answer a phone call with the push of a button. You'll talk as if your caller is sitting next to you, freeing up your hands and letting you concentrate on the drive. The DEH-X6600BS supports Bluetooth audio streaming too, so you can stream music wirelessly from compatible devices to the receiver, plus control basic functions like "track up" or "track down."

Plenty of media options

The front-panel USB input allows you to connect your iPod® or iPhone®, then access your playlists with the Pioneer's controls. When your iPhone's connected, you'll also enjoy control over your favorite Pandora® stations from the receiver. You can use the USB input to tap into the music files stored on many Android devices, and the front aux input handles just about any other audio source.

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You customize the display and control colors of the DEH-X6600BS

Turn on the color

The DEH-X6600BS CD receiver spans the color spectrum with a multi-color, dual-zone display that lets you choose from thousands of colors for the display and controls — you can even choose different colors for each. MIXTRAX adds to the fun by adding transitions between songs along with a light show that pulses and changes color with the beat of the music. It's like having your own DJ riding shotgun.

Tailor the sound

Pioneer's potent MOSFET amplifier delivers plenty of power, while the 5-band EQ lets you tweak the sound as much as you want. Two pairs of preamp outputs make it easier to add external amplifiers or a powered sub.

Want to keep your steering wheel controls?

In most vehicles you can use an adapter (not included) 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.

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)
    • Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • Siri "Eyes Free" support with compatible iPhones
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs, including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA files
    • built-in iPod/iPhone controls
    • Pandora control with station creation through iPhone
    • music playback on select Android devices through USB input
    • MIXTRAX for a DJ-inspired audio/visual experience with compatible devices
    • multi-line variable color display with separate control of display and buttons illumination and 5-level dimmer
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • Advanced Sound Retriever (ASR) for improved sound quality from compressed music files
    • Easy EQ 5-band equalizer with seven preset tone settings
    • 3-level loudness
    • low-pass and high-pass filters
    • subwoofer level control
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • inputs: front panel auxiliary and USB inputs
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear, and subwoofer)
    Other info:

    What's in the Box:

    • CD receiver (w/ 10A mini-fuse inserted into chassis)
    • Face (attached)
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Trim ring (installed)
    • Wiring harness
    • Wireless remote control (QXE1044)
    • CR2025 Lithium battery (installed)
    • External microphone w/ sunvisor clip (attached 13' cable terminated by a right-angle male 2.5mm connector)
    • Two-sided tape
    • 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 (En/Fr/Sp)
    • Limited Warranty Information (US/CA)

    great unit, easy to operate, bluetooth works great, and it looks sharp and not complex

    Anonymous, california


    Pioneer DEH-X6600BS Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (76 Reviews)

    Great Reciever

    Will C from NC on 10/8/2014

    2003 Volkswagen GTI
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I purchased this reciever to replace a precious Pioneer reciever that I had from a year and a half ago. Unlike my older reciever, this one added the ability to have Xm radio. I really like how easy it is to use and the XM antennae I purchased was easy to install. My 03 VW Golf now has me singing all the way to work in the morning.

    Pros: Ease of install with Crutchfield free install kit. Looks and sounds great.

    Cons: None


    Anonymous from california on 10/2/2014

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

    great unit, easy to operate, bluetooth works great, and it looks sharp and not complex



    Raduo review

    L from USA on 9/29/2014

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

    I have been using the system fro two weeks,so it's hard for me to properly evaluate the receiver. Nevertheless, this is the first Pioneer that I have with a below average FM reception. With respect to the ease of use, it takes a while to get used to the inter-phase. Thank goodness the receiver has remote control which makes easier to adjust the settings.

    Pros: Price and remote control

    Cons: Weak FM reception

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    Jim from Portsmouth, Va on 9/27/2014

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

    Love this unit. A little hard to understand at first but now things are going well. The light show at night is fantastic. Everyone who sees it falls in love with it. Great sound and install was easy even for an old f--- like me.

    Pros: Great sound and looks. Easy to install.

    Cons: My wife still has trouble with some of the features

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    Anonymous from Caguas, PR on 9/26/2014

    2006 Dodge Caravan
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent purchase and easy installation



    Great radio

    Joe from FTW, Texas on 9/25/2014

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

    I really like this radio. The sound quality and customization are great.

    Pros: Many options and easy to setup and use

    Cons: It wasn't cheaper and I wish you could shut off the two vertical "light bars" that are at each end of the radio

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    Ryan Drake from Philadelphia, PA on 9/21/2014

    2004 Volvo S80
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Huge fan of pioneer never disappointed.

    Pros: Clarity, ease of installation, colorful display, easy to use

    Cons: No microphone like my previous bluetooth Pioneer


    TimL from Seattle on 9/14/2014

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

    Got this HU to replace the stock one in my 2005 Forrester. Instruction master sheet from Crutchfield was dead on, popped out the old one and got this one in in under 2 hours. Now that there's "oomph" behind my music I need to think about new speakers!

    Pros: Great fit and look. Bluetooth for the phone. Nice clean sound. Multiple input possibilities. All around a great purchase.

    Cons: Nothing, other than I'll miss my weather band radio from the stock HU. Yeah, I 'm a geek!

    New life to an old bug

    CTF from Brandon, FL on 9/13/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is an outstanding product!! I added this to a 2004 VW Beetle Convertible that I had just purchased. The audio is fantastic... The handsfree is AMAZING, and with the addition of the Sirius satellite component.... I just want to live in my car!! The crutchfield site made not only the purchase a snap, but installation too. I will never shop anywhere else for my car audio needs!!!

    Pros: Sound quality Bluetooth connectivity Handsfree calling Color change for face and buttons allows you to match the interior (or your mood)

    Cons: There aren't any...

    Best unit for price

    John775 from Reno on 9/1/2014

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

    Best unit for the price hands down.

    Pros: Everything 6 preouts Nice eq

    Cons: Nothing

    Ford Flex Upgrade

    Jolly S from Honolulu, Hawaii on 8/22/2014

    2009 Ford Flex
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I've had another version DEH-6600BT installed in my 03 Accord before, so I decided to go with the 6600BS version for my 09 Ford Flex. Being that I have an android this is very useful having the Bluetooth feature, which is a plus knowing that its illegal in Hawaii to use your phone that is not hands free. I still have stock speakers that came with the Flex, the Sony 9 speaker system. It was difficult to tuning up with the stock head unit, so I had to upgrade knowing that sound quality that was produced from 03 Accord. With this particular head unit which I enjoy so much, I am able to control frequencies to custom with the stock speakers. I have a Pioneer amplifier paired up with a 15in JBL GTO1514D, the subwoofer controls help in fine tuning my subwoofer. When all was done tuning, I got way better sound quality overall. The only thing that needs an upgrade is my speakers and I'll be complete. Other than that without this DEH-6600BS I could never pull out the right notes in my Ford Flex.

    Pros: being able to control so many different features from the color, sound tuning, Bluetooth capable, music from my android, and many more

    Cons: it takes a while to get use to the controls, but it gets natural after a while, just don't attempt to do it while driving, lol

    Car stereo

    Dale from Verbena, AL on 8/1/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Awesome stereo. Got with SXV200 Sirius/XM tuner. Installation and set-up was a breeze. Had one question about hook-up so called Tech Support and had answer within one minute.

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Nothing

    User Friendly and Good EQ options

    Deak from FPO, AP (Guam) on 7/30/2014

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

    Great reciever for the money and has a lot of options that are very easy to set and change on the fly. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to upgrade from a stock radio. I installed this in my Toyota Echo daily driver, try not to laugh, and it makes the commute so much more enjoyable.

    Pros: Good EQ Options Good Lighting Options (Brightness, Color) Easy Setup and use

    Cons: None that I can think of for the price


    Dan D. from Miamisburg Ohio on 7/27/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Cannot get the rear speakers to work... I had an orange and blue extra wire.

    Pros: better than nothing

    Cons: Mounting was not right color. sent me tan. mine was saddle. Rear speakers don't work.

    Crutchfield response on 7/29/2014 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

    Best deal ever.

    Spurt45 from Wichita, Ks. on 7/23/2014

    1993 Lincoln Town Car
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Had a super Tuner when they first came out, my 1973 Olds Delta 88, I loved it. After High school went into car stereo installation for a college job. Needed to upgrade my work car's stereo so got some estimates from some local shops. Same tuner and satellite tuner. the bid was for about $800 installed. Looked into doing it myself and had done business with Crutchfield before and was very satisfied. Found them online and the Tech support was fantastic in telling me what I would need for my car. A couple days later the equipment came and I beyond satisfied. the install was just as explained. The install kits fit perfect. It looks professional and has great features. I will be hooking the original factory sub up next and getting an amp to boost the output. Then it will be the perfect system. All for a couple hours work and less than $200. Thanks Crutchfield !!!!

    Pros: Great Features and easy operation.

    Cons: Could use a little more power for a big car and for the sound that I want. (Easily fixed)

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    Anonymous from Canton. GA on 7/22/2014

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

    This thing was worth every penny works awesome looks great easy-to-use the lights are very cool



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    Anonymous from Newfoundland Pa on 7/13/2014

    2014 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    If you like colors this is it



    Great for music,not so great for SiriusXM

    Rapidrob from Albuquerque on 6/28/2014

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

    The radio sounds fantastic. Even with the cars original speakers the sound is leaps and bounds above the OEM radio. The SiriusXM 200V1 turner will not work with this radio. After having a second tuner sent at no charge to replace the first one,you cannot tune the radio off of the "menu" channel 1 station. The radio sees the tuner and will activate the subscription you buy,buy will not tune to any station. No one knows why this is. Or who has the problem,Sirius or Pioneer. Until this problem is worked out,if you want the Sirius function using this radio,do not buy it.

    Pros: Outstanding sound

    Cons: SiriusXM will not function properly on this radio at this time.


    Art Gonzalez from L. A. Ca. on 6/18/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Awesome features and great value! I got a lot of bang for my bucks...

    Pros: Where do I begin: bluetooth, satellite compatible, great sound, awesome choice of colors...

    Cons: Because of the existing location on my 1987 Chevy El camino the face is sort of hard to see in the sunlight!

    Great decision

    Mandy from Oshkosh, WI on 6/16/2014

    2005 Kia Spectra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    First time Pioneer user, must say I'm impressed. Was very easy to install. I love that you can connect you smartphone via Bluetooth to listen to Pandora and take hands free calls. Make sure you get the mic where you want it so people on the other end can hear you.

    Pros: Good sound quality, awesome colors, price

    Cons: The illumination could be brighter, so that it's easier to see in sunlight.

    nice stereo

    autotech0105 from wheat ridge, colorado on 6/16/2014

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

    very nice stereo for the price, huge amount of features from Bluetooth to the color changing display



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    Moe from Fla. on 5/29/2014

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

    Great product, easy install, I love it



    Sounds great

    DragonWire from Eugene OR on 5/20/2014

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

    I've always put Pioneer in my vehicles,

    Pros: Quality sound as usual

    Cons: Too much scrolling though menu to adjust sound bass, tremble, preset equalizer settings. My older one that blew up after 2 vehicles and more that 10 years had 1 button to scroll through. much easier while driving. but I'm starting to get a pattern with out looking at it to get to it. ect.

    Great unit

    Kevin B from Stevensville Md on 4/20/2014

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

    The install was easy and sound great.

    Pros: Good price and sound.

    Cons: I had to read the owner's manual twice to get some of the features working but after that it sounded great.

    Great System

    KathyH from Spring, TX on 4/17/2014

    2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Love this product. Easy to install and easy to use. Exceptional quality. Plus the cool lighting.

    Pros: Everything about this product is PRO

    Cons: None

    Sounds Great!

    JohnM from Treasure Coast Florida on 4/15/2014

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

    Got this for the bluetooth so I could play my iphone wirelessly. I was surprised by the great sound, though.

    Pros: Since I was replacing a previous bought Crutchfield radio with the same adapter, the installation was fast.

    Cons: This radio does not have a rear bolt (nor a place for one) to attach the back support that mounts to the slider rail in the 2005 Ranger. I had to use a couple of Jenga blocks to prop up the back of the radio. Odd that the instructions tell you to use the adapter, but its quite out of the question.


    tookiesdaddy from mount dora,fl on 4/2/2014

    2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed in my wifes 2005 Pt Cruiser. amazing sound quality, easy install, im a first time pioneer owner and will continue to use their products.

    Pros: bluetooh works flawlessly with playing music or talking on the phone. the supplied mic that comes with this units is a great plus as well.

    Cons: seeing the screen in sunlight is a little difficult. i had to unplug the unit in in order to use my wifes phone through the usb (error19) but its working perfectly. hopefully this will help someone, but if your using the blutooth to play music it wont matter,lol

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    John from Dallas, TX on 3/31/2014

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

    Great radio for the price along with fast shipping and the ease of installation this unit matched my dash and was a smooth fit. Looks great and sounds great also.

    Pros: Ease of installations, price, customer service, shipping

    Cons: Not at this time

    Does the job

    Byron W from White Stone, VA on 3/24/2014

    2005 Dodge Ram 2500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good value for the money. Lots of features. Great sound. Will take some study & practice to learn everything, though.



    Gets the job done

    Steve from Mankato, MN on 3/12/2014

    1990 Volkswagen Corrado
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good deck, with a lot of features.

    Pros: Lot's of features. Good sound.

    Cons: Screen is not bright enough to see in the sunlight (common issue for Pioneer for many years). Screen is too busy. I like a simple display. I don't need / want all kinds of lights flashing at me. Going from a double din (touch screen) down this this, is hard pill to swallow. Pioneer manual is very hard to follow for install and use.

    New deck

    Joe from Beulah, MI on 3/11/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Does everything I wanted. Between the Bluetooth I can listen to my iTunes or make calls. Music sounds phenomenal.

    Pros: Everything. Gives me total control of sound and display.

    Cons: None


    Anonymous from p, texas on 3/9/2014

    2008 GMC Yukon
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy to use has great sound quality. Had to wrap the rca worh wire and ground to get rid of engine noise. Other than that no issues.

    Pros: Easy to use. Great sound quality.

    Cons: Had to wrap wire around all rca out puts and ground to radio to eliminate engine noise.

    No BS

    Bill from Las Vegas on 3/2/2014

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

    I have never used a better product. Pioneer delivers the quality I enjoy, with no BS. This is the third unit I have purchased from Pioneer and again I am not disappointed.



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    Rick H from Warwick, RI on 2/25/2014

    2013 Ford E Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good unit, fairly easy to use. My only complaint is the manual that comes with it. Not very concise, should have a table of contents to ease navigation through the manual.

    Pros: Good features, good sound

    Cons: Installation manual hard to follow, display could be sharper

    Keep eyes on the road

    Anonymous from Fort Wayne,IN on 2/22/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Fantastic for the kids! Helps to keeps their eyes on the road with integrated Siri feature. Ease of use thru the remote is also a great benefit! Bluetooth is clear even with windows open.

    Pros: Clean, Siri, remote control, bluetooth

    Cons: Smaller display.

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    Anonymous from lexington nc on 2/15/2014

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

    great features and good sound, blue tooth works great sounds as good as my phone does! had a problem with the first unit, that's why I shop with Crutchfield! sent me another plugged it in and worked fine! something strange about the unit on wake up, the new one some times is slow to wake up gut I does and once its on works great!

    Pros: nice preset buttons , works great with both Bluetooth and ipad

    Cons: sometimes when adjusting volume you end up in sub menus instead kind of annoying and the colors could be softer

    Great radio

    Nstarr from Lapeer mi on 2/12/2014

    2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The radio is really nice to look at, still getting used to the menus. I bought this to replace my sony that broke, it gets more FM stations that either my sony or my stock radio got. Only complaint would be that I wish the brightness on the screen was a little brighter for when the sun is out.

    Pros: Easy to install, sounds fine, gets better radio reception.

    Cons: Display could be brighter during the day.

    Solid for price

    Ben W. from Anchorage, AK on 2/11/2014

    2011 Subaru Outback
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very good product. Bluetooth needs to be reconnected every once in a while, but that could be something I'm doing. The illumination is a little annoying, but can be set to one solid color. Everything else works as advertised. The "eyes free" pushing the volume button is a nice touch.

    Pros: Price, features.

    Cons: Crazy lighting

    Love the bluetooth feature!

    mckenzie from Fallon, NV on 2/9/2014

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

    I have been having difficulty trying to figure out how to make it work the way I like. When I do figure it out it works fine. I wish the instructions were written bigger for my older eyes. I have trouble with seeing the display when it is light out. I have changed my display several times to be able to see.

    Pros: Bluetooth is definitely a plus and works great. It even cuts into the radio or audio book so I can talk and automatically starts up when done. Love this. Love the easy access to play my iPod.

    Cons: not able to see display. directions font too small.

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    bigguy420 from Connecticut on 2/9/2014

    I dont like this Product. The audio sucks on it. Cant fine tune my system. No low, mid and treble ajustments. Verry disappointed in the audio in this unit. I have ran pioneer units my hole life. I feel they make a good product. there units are well made u can tell the difference just from using it the buttons knobs the way it takes and eject cds. Much nicer than other products I have used. Everything smooth. But idk what they were thinking with the audio choices in this unit and ones like them. Maybe they should take a few tips from Jl Audio if its not broke dont fix it. Last year jl finely changed some things with there subs and amps they were on a 7 to 8 year run befor that with out any changes. Why chage it if it works.

    Pros: Its a pioneer it works like a pionner nice made product

    Cons: Audio choices ruin this united

    Should have done this sooner

    lukestar from Framingham, MA on 2/6/2014

    2007 Mazda 5
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I've had my Mazda 5 for years and was always a little disappointed by the features the stock stereo lacked. Most of my driving is local so I could get by with the radio and cds. The Boston radio market used to provide ample options for good music, but recent station closures and consolidations have left the market lacking. I thought about adding Sirius, but the stock system didn't even have aux in. I'm not a fan of radio frequency connections. I decided to bite the bullet and get an after market stereo. This one had most of what I was looking for (MP3CD support, USB and Aux in) plus a few extras (Bluetooth). I feel that I am pretty handy and decided to try the install myself. The information from Crutchfield made the install go very smoothly. Two things to be aware of. Save the plastic clips from the stock panel. You will need them for for the reinstall. Get wire crimps to attach wires to harness. Way easier than the solder and tape method. The radio itself is pretty cool. I wish the buttons were bigger. They're a little tricky to push with a gloved hand. The settings menu is not self explanatory. I needed to keep the manual handy for the first couple of weeks to get all the settings they way I wanted them. I became a much bigger fan of this radio once I had things set to my liking. Now I am enjoying my music on USB and MP3 Cds. My son loves the light show display. I have not explored the bluetooth options yet but will soon.

    Pros: USB, MP3 CDs Improved Sound

    Cons: Display can be tough to read in bright light. Small Buttons Confusing Settings Menu

    Love it

    Anonymous from Atlanta, ga on 1/30/2014

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

    Make sound quality a lot better and it looks good.



    Pioneer DEX-Hx6600bs from Drumore, PA 17518 on 1/27/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I installed this unit in a 35 foot box truck and even without wire harness it was easy to install..

    Pros: Several different display colors to choose from or constantly changing colors.. Change is gradual so as not to distract driver.. As soon as Bluetooth was activated radio paired to iphone without adsistance

    Cons: None so far

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    3mc from New Hampshire on 1/25/2014

    2000 Lincoln Town Car
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good product, complete and simple instructions. Quick shipping.

    Pros: easy to find correct product on web site for my car

    Cons: None so far

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    Maddie k from Greenville, SC on 1/17/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent car stereo and the Crutchfield advisors made the process of purchasing and installing very easy!



    Everything you need

    Micah S from Hawley mn on 1/15/2014

    1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Obviously today the top stereo makers are pretty much making everything the best but this is about it gets for the price! I recommend it and would totally buy it again it is a little hard to get the hang of but the sound quality is great!

    Pros: Colors are awesome, good sound quality

    Cons: Hard to learn

    Great Value

    Alex from Franklin, NC on 1/14/2014

    1996 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This receiver works great and has a lot of options for tuning the sound. Andriod control works great with my Galaxy S3 running Android 4.3 Jellybean. However, I have a subscription to GooglePlayMusic All Access which allows me to download as much music as I want for about $10/month. The receiver cannot play these files via USB because apparently the files are embedded within the app. However, Bluetooth audio streaming recognizes the files and displays the names as expected. The only quirk about this receiver that I am having to get used to is the fact that turning the volume down is a slow process. The scale goes from 0-62 and there seems to be a short delay when turning the knob up or down. My Kenwood Excelon KDC-597 is definitely quicker in this department but lacks the Android integration.

    Pros: Android Integration (which does not require an app) Lots of EQ control

    Cons: A little slow when adjusting volume levels

    Wonderful Receiver for the Price

    Derrick D. from Haltom City, TX on 1/13/2014

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

    This is a really good CD Receiver for the price; it has a slew of great features at a really nice price. The instruction manual is really in-depth, compared to some others I've installed and used, and everything just works really, REALLY well. The only negative, and this is not really an issue with the receiver as much as with the Crutchfield research, is that it didn't fit in my car without some modifications. I suppose the receiver MIGHT have fit without the required antenna adapter, but with that adapter, it did not fit.

    Pros: Lots of great features Ease of Install Good Instruction Manual Price

    Cons: None

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    jason from hickory nc on 1/12/2014

    1987 Buick Grand National
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    great radio plenty of power and options

    Pros: all kinds of power and color choices

    Cons: none

    Great Product

    Anonymous from Myrtle Beach, SC on 1/12/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Occasionally a poor connection between my iPhone and the receiver while on the phone...other than that it's a great product for the money.



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    Anonymous from Parkersburg, wv on 1/11/2014

    1992 Toyota MR2
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have always run Pioneer head units for the last 20 years, and they are always great, but i was a little disappointed with this head unit, due to the fact that there was no separate settings for low, mid and treble, every pioneer that i have ever owned has had them, you cant really fine tune the sound, but other than that it is a pioneer

    Pros: Price, bluetooth

    Cons: No fine adjustments due to no settings for low, mid, highs

    Excellent Upgrade

    recipe4speed from Plymouth, IN on 1/10/2014

    1997 Chrysler Town and Country
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I upgraded the sound system in my F150 FX4 with a Pioneer unit about a year ago and was so impressed with that unit I upgraded the system in my wife's Chrysler Town & Country with this unit. Thoroughly impressed with the sound quality and power, and the ability to customize the display is a nice touch. The iPhone/iPod connectivity and Bluetooth pairing are seemless, and handsfree calls are crystal clear. Add in the remote, the ability to use apps and a detachable face and this unit simply can't be beat. Only downsides: the display is highly reflective making it difficult to read, and switching between sources or making adjustments can be a bit difficult from the face - remote practice and memorization is key.

    Pros: Said it all above.


    Good little stereo

    Tim S. from Vista, CA on 1/9/2014

    2013 Mazda 3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    If you're looking for a cheap, good sounding stereo with Bluetooth, then this one is a good bet. Very easy to install and the bluetooth was easy to set up.

    Pros: Bluetooth

    Cons: Some functions require the manual to try to figure out how to do.


    Keith from Flower Mound, TX on 1/8/2014

    2004 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great radio to keep wife happy with streaming and BT

    Pros: Everything else

    Cons: Dimming feature bright or not no middle


    BCAPP from MORGANTOWN, WV on 1/7/2014

    1996 Honda Prelude
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    Pros: ALL GOOD

    Cons: NONE

    Great Stereo

    86nymets from Grand Prairie, TX on 1/5/2014

    2006 Honda Odyssey
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This receiver installed very easy and sounded great even with the poor factory speakers in my Honda. It has all of the functionality that I wanted at a very reasonable price. The Bluetooth calling and audio streaming work flawlessly and the external mic is great. I would recommend this receiver to anyone. I actually bought 2 for different vehicles.

    Pros: Great radio reception even for weak stations Bluetooth calling is excellent Bluetooth streaming sounds great Pandora integration is nice Display on the radio is great. Provides many options including constant display if clock on second line.

    Cons: Menus are a little tricky at first for a non tech user Shiny curved faceplate glares at times in bright sun

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    Anonymous from Port Richey, FL on 1/2/2014

    2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse
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    Very cool



    Really cool unit

    c n from Augusta, GA on 1/2/2014

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

    My son loves this stereo. He seems to have no trouble navigating this head.

    Pros: Cool lighting on the display. Great sound quality.

    Cons: Not as easy for old people to figure out. No problem for the young.

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    Mike from Lexington,Ky. on 1/2/2014

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

    Sounds great i am now able to use my phone as a hands free device with the bluetooth feature...also can stream music thru bluetooth.Being able to change display colors on the face of the player is cool option too.

    Pros: Very easy setup...easy to install.Would recommend to anyone!

    Cons: None

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    David K from Spartanburg, SC on 12/28/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Quality... Sounds Great... Got Siri under control with the hands free (text and calling) my subs blend Niceee... hear all the highs and lows and bumping!!!! I am in a 2000 Chevy 2500 HD

    Pros: Ease of operation

    Cons: Didn't get it sooner

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    Mark from Mansfield, TX on 12/28/2013

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

    It gave our older van new life. Installation was simple thanks to the Crutchfield installation instructions and the supplied kit. Great functions, great sound, great value. Saved about $150 by using Crutchfield and installing it myself.

    Pros: Quality Easy to install Bluetooth Functions

    Cons: None as of yet.


    TC from SAN ANTONIO TX on 12/28/2013

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    Pioneer receiver

    Peyton from Shreveport, LA on 12/23/2013

    2008 Dodge Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Awesome radio would recommend it to anyone

    Pros: 3 sets of pre amps easy to use

    Cons: Only thing I don't like is that it won't let you set it on any color it will scan through them all but only a elect few will set

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    Kevin from Illinois on 12/21/2013

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

    Blue tooth a little jittery



    It is really cool at night!

    Luke from Lynnwood, WA on 12/17/2013

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

    It is awesome! nuf said.

    Pros: USB worked really good with my iPhone and iPod touch When the lights flash at night it looks really cool You can turn off the flashing lights so it does not distract you

    Cons: cuts off the end of my music when i use mixtrax to "blend" the songs

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    Footballbee from Walker MI on 12/13/2013

    1998 Chevrolet C Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I first purchased this model for my 1998 Truck. It installed easily and I was really excited to be able to answer phone calls and listen to my music via the blue tooth features. No more lost cables, broken cables, ect to hook up to my Iphone. I liked it so much I bought 3 more, one for my offroad truck (you wont believe how many cables that have been broken with people bouncing around in there), one for a car that needed a radio and one for a gift. It was easy to install, Blue Tooth Pairing was a breeze and it has all the features I needed.

    Pros: Great Blue Tooth, CD features. Easy to setup.

    Cons: Some of the buttons are very small and hard to read the labels. Best to use the remote. Radio feature seems a little weak.

    Excellent for the price

    Tom from Sioux Falls, SD on 12/1/2013

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

    Came with all features I was looking for and at a price lower than I was expecting to spend. Crutchfield, as always, included the installation kit which made the value that much better.

    Pros: Easy to switch source, turn on and off sub (when the baby is in the truck), and change most settings quickly.

    Cons: When changing the volume, it's easy to accidentally bump it, sending it into the menus. Not a big deal to back it out of them, but still an annoyance.

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    Betoalvi from California on 11/30/2013

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

    This is one of the best of pioneer



    Very Confusing, but it does work

    Karen from California on 11/26/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It is very difficult to figure out how to use the different features on this product. In fact, I still haven't gotten it down. I have poured over the manual. Usually I'm pretty good at electronics even without a manual. There is no reason to have something be so complicated and user unfriendly. I've showed my friends and they are surprised at how it is not at all straightforward. I still have not figured out how to adjust the sound quality other than volume. Bass? Treble? Front speakers? Back speakers? Is it possible?

    Pros: It has some good features if you can figure out how to use them. Crutchfeld tech support was great when my mechanic was having difficulty installing it.

    Cons: Very user unfriendly and confusing. I would not recommend it.

    Crutchfield response on 11/26/2013 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

    Joe D

    Joe D from Saddle Brook NJ on 11/19/2013

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

    The sound qualitity is OK withthe radio it is not so great with the blue tooth streaming

    Pros: Display, Radio sound and bluetooth phone

    Cons: Bluetooth music streaming just OK

    Great stereo easy to work with

    Ethan from Wakeeney kansas on 11/18/2013

    2006 Pontiac G6
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Was easy install and great use

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: None

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    Chris A from Akron, Ohio on 11/10/2013

    2002 Dodge Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Simple to install. Even made the stock speakers sound better.

    Pros: easy to install; sound

    Cons: none yet

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    Anonymous from mechanisburg, PA on 10/30/2013

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

    Great product. Easy to use. Had to call tech for adapter help and they got me thru it quickly.

    Pros: Sound. Display. Versatility.


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    Anonymous from Olympia WA on 10/17/2013

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

    cool look and great sound even with stock ford speakers, the Bluetooth was easy to pair up.

    Pros: easy use bluetooth sharp looks very slick display with many colors

    Cons: a little hard to figure out the other features if you have not got a new stereo lately

    Pioneer X6600BS

    Anonymous from Clear Brook, VA on 10/17/2013

    2002 Dodge Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very good value for the money. A lot of features for not a lot of money. Customer support was very good also.

    Pros: All the features that I needed and then some.

    Cons: Have found no cons as of yet.

    Works great so far.

    Anonymous from Alaska on 10/5/2013

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

    Have only had a little less than a month but love it thus far. Muuuuch better than the stock!




    Hands-on research

    Features and Specs

    AUX Input Front
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Front
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control Bluetooth
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen
    Nano 7/6/5/4/3/2/1
    Touch 5/4/3/2/1
    iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS/3G/2G
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 14 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen No
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Display Color Variable
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 5
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    FM Sensitivity 9 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes

    Product Research

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

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The DEH-X6600BS is equipped with built-in Bluetooth ver. 3.0, allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP (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).
    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-X6600BS.

    SPP + USB Pairing w/ Guest Mode: With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the DEH-X6600BS without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings (your phone must also support SSP). When your paired Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically pairs the two units. Up to 3 Bluetooth-compatible devices can be paired to this head unit, but nly one device can be used at a time. You can also pair your Apple iPhone by simply connecting it to the Pioneer head unit via USB and following a single prompt on the head unit's display. In addition, the DEH-X6600BS features "Guest Mode", which allows you to add and replace a mobile device instantly to the receiver. Guest Mode is a great feature for a family vehicle with multiple drivers or a driver with multiple devices because it allows users to pair and delete devices easily without a lengthy registration or deletion process.

    Hands-Free Communication (w/ External Mic): The DEH-X6600BS 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-X6600BS 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-X6600BS, you can dial a phone number in one of the following ways:

    • Phone Book: The phone book in your Bluetooth enabled cellular phone will be transferred automatically when the phone is paired to this unit. After finding the number you want to call in the phone book from the head unit, you can select the entry and make the call. If a lot of numbers are registered in the phone book, you can search for a phone number by the contact person's name alphabetically (A-Z).
    • Call Log: The most recent calls dialed, received, and missed are stored in memory. You can browse them and call numbers from these lists.
    • Voice Dialing (Siri only): When paired and connected with an iPhone 4S or 5/5C/5S via Bluetooth, the Pioneer head unit has the ability to access Siri through its front-panel controls and external microphone. You'll be able to dial a phone number or contact via voice command.
    Note: The external microphone provides better performance in noisy environments than the integrated microphone found on the front-panel of many aftermarket or factory radios. The microphone features a 13' cord that plugs into the back of the radio, and comes with an adjustable visor-mount clip. The microphone measures 0.475" (diameter) x 1.445" (depth). The unit is not equipped with an integrated microphone.

    Wireless Audio Streaming (with Song/Artist Info): The Pioneer DEH-X6600BS also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The head unit can stream music stored on your Bluetooth enabled device or music apps you have downloaded on your device. The DEH-X6600BS will be able to control basic playback features; Play, Pause, & Skip Tracks (app must also support). The head unit will also display your music's song information; such as Artist name and Song/Album title (app must also support). When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call.

    Disc & USB Playback

    Compatible Discs: The Pioneer DEH-X6600BS CD receiver supports playback of CD-Audio, CD-R, and CD-RW discs. This unit can play MP3, WMA, and WAV files recorded on CD-R and CD-RW discs.

    Front-Panel USB Input (Android Compliant): The unit's front-panel USB (type-A) port allows you to connect a USB Mass Storage Class (MSC) or USB Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) compliant device; such as your Android smartphone, portable digital audio player, or USB thumbdrive. The USB port enables audio playback & control of MP3, WMA, and WAV audio files stored on your portable USB MSC/MTP device through the Pioneer DEH-X6600BS. USB devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the CD receiver's USB port (1A) and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    Note: The unit's front-panel USB port supports Android OS 4.0+ (Ice Cream Sandwich/Jelly Bean) as a Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) device. It also supports Android OS 2.2+ (Froyo/Gingerbread) as a Mass Storage Class (MSC) device; as of 8/27/2013. The receiver does not support Android OS 3.1+ (Honeycomb) or other Android operating systems not listed.

    MP3/WMA/WAV Playback: The Pioneer DEH-X6600BS supports the following types of MP3/WMA/WAV files recorded onto CD-R/RW disc or loaded onto a USB mass storage class device.

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

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

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

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

    Off Insert/Eject: 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.

    iPod/Aux Integration

    iPod Direct Connection: The Pioneer DEH-X6600BS's front-panel USB port can be used to connect your 30-pin dock connector or Lightning-connector iPod/iPhone to the head unit. The DEH-X6600BS supports audio playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of your compatible Apple device.

    • 30-Pin Dock Connector: If you have an older iPod/iPhone with a 30-pin dock connector, you can use Pioneer's dock connector-to-USB cable (130CDIU51, sold separately) or the dock connector-to-USB cable that comes with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the DEH-X6600BS.
    • Lightning Connector: If you have a newer iPod/iPhone with the Lightning-connector, you can use Pioneer's Lightning-to-USB cable (130CDIU52, sold separately) or the Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the DEH-X6600BS.
    Note: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position (if your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it).

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

    • Head Unit: 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 Play, which allows you to play songs related to the currently playing song. Link Play lets the head unit create an album list of the currently playing artist, a song list of the currently playing album, or an album list of the currently playing genre. You can also select Random & Repeat functions for a certain song or specific folder. The head unit will display your iPod/iPhone's stored music file information; including Track number, Elapsed playing time, and Song/Artist/Album name.
    • iPod: In iPod mode, you can navigate the stored music on your iPod/iPhone from its clickwheel or touchscreen, while still being able to view song/artist information on the head unit's LCD.
    • App Mode: App mode lets you listen to your favorite music apps from your iPhone (iOS 5.0+) through the Pioneer head unit and your vehicle's speakers. 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 & Previous/Next Track. The App's Name (i.e. "AUPEO!) and song/artist information will be displayed on the head unit's LCD screen (when applicable, depending on app).

    Siri Eyes-Free Functionality: When paired and connected with an iPhone 4S or 5/5C/5S via Bluetooth, the Pioneer DEH-X6600BT has the ability to access Siri through its front-panel controls and external microphone.iPhone 4S and iPhone 5/5C/5S users can take advantage of Siri Eyes-Free functionality with a long-press of the 3-way rotary dial on the Pioneer receiver's front-panel. When activated, Siri voice prompts play through the vehicle's speakers and the user's commands and questions are received and transmitted to the receiver using the external microphone. Siri Eyes-Free provides access to many iPhone 4S/5/5C/5S functions such as music selection, making phone calls, and audible navigation (map will be displayed on iPhone); as well as listening to text messages, calendar information, and reminders. The head unit's display will only indicate hands-free calling and song/artist information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the Pioneer DEH-X6600BS; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).

    Note: Your iPhone 4S or 5/5C/5S can be connected via Bluetooth and USB simultaneously. You can only access stored music using Siri when the head unit's source is iPod or Bluetooth Audio. All other Siri functions can be accessed from any source. The head unit's audio is muted while Siri provides audible voice prompts.

    iPod Compatibility Chart: The Pioneer DEH-X6600BS is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of 9/19/2013):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone App Mode Pandora App Artist/Song Text Track Info Phone Audio Siri
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y Y N Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4 7.0.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4S 7.0.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5 7.0.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5C 7.0.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5S 7.0.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y N Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y N Y
    4th 6.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y N Y
    5th 7.0.2 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y Y Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    6th 1.1 PC Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    7th 1.2 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y N Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    video 5th 1.3 Y N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N N
    2 7.0.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N N
    3 7.0.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y N
    4 7.0.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y N
    mini 7.0.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    Auxiliary Input: The DEH-X6600BS is equipped with a front-panel 3.5mm stereo minijack auxiliary input for connecting external components, such as a portable MP3 player.

    AM/FM+Pandora+SiriusXM Radio

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

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

    Pandora Internet Radio (for iPhone & Android): The free Pandora App (either from iTunes Apps or Google Play) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Pioneer DEH-X6600BS using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+) or Bluetooth paired Android smartphone. Your Apple iPhone must be connected to the DEH-X6600BS via the appropriate Pioneer iPod connector cable (130CDIU51/130CDIU52, sold separately) or the connector-cable that came with your iPhone. Your Android smartphone must support A2DP/AVRCP/SPP Bluetooth profiles and be paired with the Pioneer DEH-X6600BS. Your iPhone or Android smartphone will also need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. The DEH-X6600BS provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information.

    • Station List: You can select Pandora stations from your Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z).
    • Shuffle Station List: You can listen to songs played randomly from various stations within your Station List.
    • New Stations: New stations can be created based on the current songs or artists playing.
    • Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station. You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips allowed.
    • Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences.
    • Bookmarking: The song/artist currently being played can be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.

    Note: Access to the Pandora service will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or smartphone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada and only available in the United States.

    SiriusXM Ready: The Pioneer DEH-X6600BS is SiriusXM Ready, so you can listen to commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment, comedy, news, traffic, weather, and more. Simply connect the SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (220SXV200, sold separately) to the dedicated SiriusXM port on the rear of the CD receiver and enjoy satellite radio without additional translators or cables. With the SiriusXM Connect tuner you'll have access to more than 150 channels of exclusive programming directly from SiriusXM, via the "SiriusXM All Access" package (subscription required). Visit for a complete list of subscription options and channel guide. Additional features of the SXV200 SiriusXM Connect tuner include:

    • Channel/Category Lists: The Channel List displays a list of all available channels. The Category List displays all available categories and stations within those categories.
    • Metadata Display: Displayed Information such as Channel Name, Artist Name, & Song Title can be viewed on the head unit's LCD.
    • Presets: You can store up to 18 SiriusXM Satellite Radio Station Presets.
    • Tune Start: Tune Start allows you to choose whether to start a song from the beginning or from its live point when tuning to a preset music channel.
    • Tune/Category Scan: You can scan through channels within categories or songs from your preset channels. Tune Scan allows you to play back six seconds of each song in a preset music channel. Category Scan lets you play back six seconds of a live broadcast in the currently selected category.
    • Instant Replay: Supports the SiriusXM Instant Replay function, so you can pause, rewind, and replay up to 60 minutes of live content.
    • iTunes Tagging: The iTunes Tagging feature lets you Tag songs you hear on SiriusXM and stores the info on your iPod/iPhone (connected to your head unit via USB). The next time you connect your iPod/iPhone to iTunes, you will be able to preview your selections and then purchase and download them directly from iTunes.
    • Parental Control: The SiriusXM Parental Control feature allows you to control access to channels that you consider inappropriate for younger listeners. When enabled, The Parental Control feature requires you to enter a 4-digit passcode to tune to the locked channels.
    Note: A separate SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription is required (operates on the XM Network). However, you can easily add this SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio Discount Plan.

    Audio Section

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

    MOSFET Amplifier: The DEH-X6600BS is equipped with a MOSFET amplifier. Compared to conventional power supplies, the MOSFET amplification circuit is smaller and more efficient, and it delivers increased power with less distortion and absolutely zero on/off switching noise. More power means louder and cleaner music at higher volumes because you're not pushing the limits of the amplification circuit. The power specifications for the DEH-X6600BS are compliant with the CEA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). These standards were developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and between manufacturers.

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

    6ch/2V Preamp Outputs: The Pioneer DEH-X6600BS features three pair of 2.0-volt preamp outputs (Front/Rear/Subwoofer). The unit's front and rear preamp output can be faded (front/rear), while the subwoofer preamp output is non-fading.

    Crossovers: The DEH-X6600BS employs high pass and low pass crossovers to tailor the head unit to your connected speakers.

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

    Subwoofer Controls: The Pioneer DEH-X6600BS lets you adjust the subwoofer preamp output's phase (normal/reverse) and volume (+6 to -24).

    Equalizer: The Pioneer DEH-X6600BS features a Preset & Custom EQ. The built-in equalizer offers 7 preset sound modes (Powerful, Dynamic, Vocal, Natural, Custom 1, Custom 2, and Flat) suitable for the music genre of your choice. The two Custom modes allow you to manually adjust the head unit's 5-band EQ (80Hz, 250Hz, 800Hz, 2.5kHz, 8kHz) from +/-6dB. Custom 1 can be set separately for each source (except for USB/iPod/Pandora); while Custom 2 and the other 5 presets are shared settings used for all sources.

    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.

    Audio Level Settings: The Pioneer DEH-X6600BS CD receiver offers a variety of audio settings to tailor the bass, treble, and volume level to your preference.

    • Bass Boost The DEH-X6600BS features a bass boost function which can be used to enhance low-frequency bass sound. The bass boost function can be set between 0-6.
    • Loudness: The Loudness feature compensates for deficiencies in the low and high sound ranges at low volume. You can set the Loudness feature to Low, Mid, High, or Off.
    • Source Level Adjustment (SLA): This function lets you adjust the volume level of each source to prevent radical changes in volume when switching between sources. Settings are based on the volume level of the FM tuner, which remains unchanged. Each source can be independently adjusted from -4dB to +4dB.

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

    Note: The MIXTRAX function does not work in App mode or with the Pandora App for iPod/iPhone/iPad. It is also not supported by USB MTP devices.

    Display Features

    Detachable Face Security: The Pioneer DEH-X6600BS in-dash CD receiver features detachable face security. No face case is included with this unit. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can be purchased for this unit. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face non-detachable, if desired.

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

    MIXTRAX Illumination: MIXTRAX features a club-style illumination that enhances the mood with a dynamic dance club-like lighting effect. As MIXTRAX begins, lights start pulsing to the beat of the music, adding an extra level of entertainment. You can choose among twelve patterns of lighting variations from sound pressure level or low-pass synchronization modes. The lighting effects work like a spectrum analyzer, reaching peak colors based on the intensity of the music. You can also choose which area's of the head unit's face illuminates; select Display, Display/Buttons, or Off.

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

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

    Remote Control

    Wireless Remote Control: The DEH-X6600BS 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. You can also mute the volume (function that cannot be performed from the front panel). In addition, you can answer/end calls from a Bluetooth connected smartphone.

    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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    Q & A

    Customer Q&A

    9 questions already asked

    On the menu under illumination you can set whatever colors you want to stay on. So it doesn't flash all the time. [ ANGIE  May 01, 2014 ]
    It only flashes when you want it to. There is a convenient button to turn it on and off as you please [ JOHN  Apr 30, 2014 ]
    In the manual there are directions to get the light show off and what background color you desire!! [ ROBERT  Apr 30, 2014 ]
    Yes ..just go into the display menu and select a solid color. That should stop it from flashing all the time. You can also set the display to "clock" so words won't keep scrolling. [ CHAD  Apr 30, 2014 ]
    I have no idea. The manual that came with the unit is (because of too small print size) almost impossible to read. When you finally able to read the manual, a person cannot understand what is being said!! If I would have known the manual was this bad I would have not bought from Crutchfield [ JOHN  Apr 30, 2014 ]
    I believe it just flashes. [ LEVI S  Apr 30, 2014 ]
    I installed this unit two weeks ago with the sirriusXM receiver and its is working perfect .. Really nice unit for the price IMO ..good luck [ CHAD  Mar 13, 2014 ]
    I had no problems on the install . I have a 2001 Chevy 2500 HD also ran wire for hands free BT phone. Great unit [ DAVID  Mar 13, 2014 ]
    I have an independant ( stiletto ) sirius . [ DARREN M  Mar 13, 2014 ]
    Yes and Crutchfield wiring harness for my truck made is a very neat and easy install. [ JAMES  Feb 10, 2014 ]
    Thank you Ismale V, I missed typed the vehicle type which is 2002 Mercedes SLK230 if the question. I removed the radio and looked at the connections and they are different. John [ John  Feb 10, 2014 ]
    We installed radio ourselves. [ ISMAEL  Feb 09, 2014 ]
    I don't see any problems pairing with the radio, but I haven't got my radio out of the box yet. Actually I had forgot about ordering the radio till I got this email. Wish I could be of more help [ GEORGE E  Jan 16, 2014 ]
    John, The Pioneer DEH-X6600BS pairs and works fine with the Motorola Android 4G (Versizon). I bought this unit for the many features it has including the blue tooth pairing with the Droid phones. It actually will play uncompressed WAV files on CD only along with mp3 and WMA. It will play mp3 and WMA music on a USB media or you can play through the AUX port on most devices. I'm still learning all the features but so far I'm happy with it. Good Day :) [ PETER  Jan 13, 2014 ]
    I paired this unit with Android operating system phone and had no problem. Unit works great in hands-free mode. Easy to install in my vehicle being a 2008 Ford E-250 (30 min) Have not set up Pandora streaming but the stereo does have the ability to do so. Hope this helps [ Linda  Jan 13, 2014 ] does..the person i bought it for has a samsung..not a iphone [ VICTORIA  Jan 13, 2014 ]
    Have an older Samsung model and had no problem pairing with this Pioneer model. [ ARTURO  Jan 13, 2014 ]
    I have used this receiver with a Samsung Galaxy S3. The bluetooth seems to work great (I've only tried it once or twice and have not hooked up the microphone for calling) and USB works. HOWEVER, if you use a subscription like Google Play Music All Access, the receiver can't find the files through USB. I think that it is a problem with the Google Play app keeping the music imbedded within the app, not with the receiver. I'm not sure about other subscription services but the music I have downloaded for offline play through Google Play Music All Access does not play through USB control. [ Alex  Jan 13, 2014 ]
    For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  Jan 13, 2014 ]  Staff
    I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone or online chat. They should be able to check our database and let you know when this receiver was released. [ Jeff  Jan 12, 2014 ]  Staff
    yea it does. I just installed my unit w/ a sub-woofer and it sounds great. [ JAMES  Dec 29, 2013 ]
    It has a built in microphone [ SANJAY  Dec 28, 2013 ]
    Yes, it comes with a wired microphone that can be mounted to the steering column or clipped to the sun visor. [ DAVID Y  Dec 28, 2013 ]
    yes but the sirius/xm adapter does not work on this radio. The tech from crutchfield said that it was a pioneer manufacturing issue and that pioneer would have to create an update before these radios would have satelite [ TIM  Dec 28, 2013 ]
    Yes it does [ DANE G  Dec 28, 2013 ]
    yes we installed it above visor to left at the top of the pillar virtually unnoticeable! [ ROBERT  Dec 28, 2013 ]
    Yes Matt, this comes with a mic..... i bought this for my 19 yr. old granddaughter and she loves it, especially the USB that allows her to plays her songs and charge her cell phone..... no problem on the installation either. Happy New Year. [ Richard  Dec 28, 2013 ]
    Yes it does, with a long enough lead to reach the top left corner of the windshield. [ DARREN M  Dec 28, 2013 ]
    Yes, it includes a vehicle mounted microphone [ ED  Dec 28, 2013 ]
    Yes it did come with a microphone and clip that can be placed any where within limits of the length. [ JASON M  Dec 28, 2013 ]
    It's a built in Mic and it works well [ LINCOLN  Dec 28, 2013 ]
    Yes it does come with a microphone that you can place where you like, it worked well on top of the steering column [ CRAIG  Dec 28, 2013 ]
    Yes it does. The cable is long enough for multiple mounting locations. [ DAVID  Dec 28, 2013 ]
    Yes it does [ RICKY A  Dec 28, 2013 ]
    Yes, it does come with the microphone. I've had clean and clear calls with it as well. [ BRAD  Dec 28, 2013 ]
    Yes. A very good one! [ DEAN  Dec 28, 2013 ]
    Using Bluetooth you will need to control everything from the phone. Connecting the iPhone directly will allow you to use the controls on the receiver for many functions. In addition it will allow you to bypass the DAC in the iPhone and use the one in the receiver. This will result in a much improved sound quality over the Bluetooth connection. [ Jeff  Nov 27, 2013 ]  Staff
    I can't answer this because I have not had 2 phones paired but, I have had both my earpiece and my Iphone streaming at the same time. When a call comes in it mutes the music while I answer from my earpiece. It is a very seamless radio, I'm very pleased [ PAUL  Nov 15, 2013 ]
    Alright, I tested this scenario with Samsung Galaxy S2s. From what I can tell, when you turn on the Bluetooth, it tries for a few minutes to try to connect to the last connected device. Maybe 3 minutes. I was unable to connect the other phone while it was looking for my phone. After it gives up, it tells you "No Service." From there, I could easily connect the other phone just by clicking its name in the Bluetooth menu. Since i could not find any way to stop the searching process, I believe you will have to do this every time you want to use the Bluetooth on another phone(wait a few minutes for it to stop searching for the last phone, then press connect from the phone's Bluetooth menu.) I call it moderately easy. On a side note, when i get a call, the phone automatically uses the bluetooth when i answer; thus, if you don't have the microphone connected to the headunit, you will have to press the headset button on your phone to be able to talk. It is slightly annoying, but that's why i am going to install the microphone soon. [ DAVID  Nov 13, 2013 ]
    we haven't had this long at all and are still trying to learn all the options. well pleased with the radio but have not yet used the bluetooth. sorry, i can not answer your question. [ Richard  Nov 12, 2013 ]
    Sorry not using phone right now [ MARK  Nov 12, 2013 ]
    I would suggest to turn off the Bluetooth of the device you do not want to connect. He radio should automatically connect to the one that is on. [ FRANCISCO  Nov 12, 2013 ]