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November 7, 2011 This head unit is no joke.
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Big J from Jackson, TN
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First of all, I don't write reviews. I read them but I rarely write them. I have to be very disappointed or very impressed with a product or a vendor to feel the need to share it with others. Suffice to say I'm very impressed with this purchase and with Sonic.

This head unit is an unbelievable value. I had planned to purchase an App radio from Sonic. I logged on to the site and ran a search on "Pioneer App Radio" and stumbled across the 4300 in the search results. I believe it was listed for only $30 more than the App Radio. I couldn't see the pic too well so I opened the page thinking it was one of those with the Disc slot on the front and no movable face. Once I saw that it had a 7" screen and a motorized face, I dug deeper.
This HU looks like it belongs in the same class as the Kenwood DNX9980 ($1,349) or at least the DNX7180 ($879) and the Alpine W900 and 910 ($899 and $999). The difference is the Pioneer doesn't come with bluetooth or nav. Now, I've never been a big fan of car bluetooth but I do love nav and I almost ordered the optional nav module for this HU. I'm glad I didn't because once I had it installed and plugged up my iphone 4, I pulled up Motion X GPS on the iphone and then switched the HU to read the iphone, and lo and behold, I was looking at navigation right on the big 7" screen. And not only that, I can watch the videos I have on my iphone.

This head unit continues to surprise me. I installed it in an '09 Silverado that I'm putting a monster system in. I had thrown some "temporary subs" in the back and after installing the HU, my bass response was so much stronger I decided to meter it. Nothing else was changed but the head unit and the little temporary two 12" subs on a puny amp metered 8db higher than with my stock head unit. Another HUGE plus for me was three sets of pre-outs. The App Radio only has front and rear. The 4300 has front, rear and sub out and it is very robust, allowing you to control the level as well as the crossover.
When I put a DVD in to check out picture quality, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it has a great screen. And it's big!! One night, my nephew was following me, unbeknownst to me, and he txt and asked what I was doing watching "Collateral" driving down the road. Not only could he see the screen, he could see what movie was playing on it. This HU continues to amaze me. I know it doesn't come with bluetooth or navi and it can be costly to add those, but I'm still in disbelief about the price of this thing, not to mention the quality. I'm very picky when it comes to a purchase like this, and more times than not, I end up a little disappointed with SOMETHING about the product. Not with this one. I haven't found a single thing I don't like about it. It has an easy to use remote control, the touch screen works beautifully, it has an SD card slot, and the menus make sense and it's user friendly.

I read around 500 reviews all over the internet on this head unit. I did not see a single credible review that was bad. Also, this was my first purchase from Sonic. I called my order in on a Monday night at 10:PM. The head unit was at my door on Wednesday. That is incredible. A few months ago I ordered a drop kit for my truck from a very well known internet dealer and it took them 10 days just to get it out of their door and another 5 days to get to me. I was livid. When I order it, I want it. As soon as possible. And that's why I've placed 4 more orders with Sonic since then and I haven't been disappointed yet. I know this seems cheesy, but Sonic does rock. No one is cheaper and no one is faster. I've found my new single supplier for car audio.
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