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Terrific Head Unit for the Money -- Plenty of Oomph for a smaller vehicle
on January 15, 2015
I bought this to replace the factory am/fm radio in my 89 Toyota pickup (small cab). I coupled it with a pair of doormount, 6" biaxial Infinity speakers that I bought at Best Buy, and the two 4" Rockford/Fosgate dash mount (downward firing) speakers I already had. This combination will produce more high-quality sound than I can tolerate, and in my opinion, there's plenty of bass. If you want to annoy anyone in the neighborhood you're driving through, or other cars, you'll probably want something more powerful. But if you have a smallish car or truck and efficient speakers, this should be more than sufficient to drive them.
The features of this set are good and it works flawlessly with an iPod Classic, which you can either control from the head unit, or from the iPod itself, something I prefer. The light show this unit puts on by default can be annoying and distracting at night, but you can set a single color and leave it. The initial setup process is a smidgen difficult, so don't try it while driving. But once set up, it's fairly easy to operate and also comes with a remote (something I find ridiculous, personally).
My only complaints? Pressing the volume button activates the setting-changes, and it's easy to accidentally press it when you just want to raise or lower the volume. Also, if you twirl the volume knob rapidly, it actually changes the volume level more slowly than if you twirl it slowly. When using the aux or iPod connection, the preset buttons have other functions, but you'll have to either have bionic vision to see the functions (and the button number), or a very good memory and excellent dexterity to hit the right button.
But those are all minor complaints. This head unit is a tremendously good value and I'd recommend it.