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5 stars for what it is - a brand-name inexpensive stereo system **iPhone UPDATE**
on January 5, 2013
**See below for iPod/iPhone info. I don't have either myself but this may be important to YOU.**
Common sense tells you this isn't for a true "audiophile" when it comes to sound. But it does deserve 5 stars for an inexpensive, high quality brand that sounds great for those who listen to music occasionally. I live in a condo so I can't have window-jarring bass; this system is good enough. It's impressive considering it has only 10W per channel. Dio1978 (another reviewer) said to crank the speakers up to Level 24-29 for 2 to 5 hours to break them in; I tried that, but the sound was so loud that it bothered my cats - however it wasn't distorted. Level 15 is about as high as I go on the volume, since I don't want to tick off my neighbors.
I was looking for a system that played homemade CD's from downloaded MP3 files - I was leaning towards a Panasonic until I found that most Panasonics are not compatible with MP3 files. I also wanted a USB-in port so I could play music from a flash drive. If you like bass, there's a P-Bass selection, but it's not so bass-y that it rattles your neighbor's house. You also have a selection of Pop, Jazz, Rock, Classic on a built-in equalizer.
The tuner section is made of plastic; the speakers appear to be pressed wood with cloth on the front. The speaker wires measure approximately 3 feet long, so unless you want to take a chance and splice them, you are limited in speaker placement. The remote control uses one of those flat batteries that looks like a coin, the kind you normally find in a garage door opener (the battery IS included). The remote has a fairly decent range, I managed to get 20 feet away before it quit receiving the signal.
The warranty on this is one year.
**iPhone - iPod compatibility**
I found this on Pioneer's non-USA web site. It appears Pioneer also needs to update their USA web site.
Compatible models are iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPod touch (all generations), iPod nano (3rd/4th/5th/6th generation), iPad and iPad 2