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Dual XHD7714

In-Dash CD/MP3 Player with Remote, Built-in Bluetooth, HD Radio, iPod Cable, and 3.5mm Aux Input

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Once again, Dual has released a fantastic CEA-2006 compliant receiver. The XHD7714 offers built-in HD Radio, Built in Bluetooth, Built-in iPod controls and an included cable, front panel USB, and a front panel AUX port.

General Features:

  • In-dash CD and MP3 Player with Remote
  • iPod interface cable included for iPod connection, charging and playback
  • Built-in HD Radio Tuner allows the reception of high quality HD Radio signals for clean and clear reception with no subscription fee or additional tuner purchase required
  • Built-in Bluetooth technology supports hands-free calling with a compatible Bluetooth phone
  • Electronic detachable face
  • White dot-matrix display
  • Wireless remote control included
  • Blue button lighting
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • Power Output:
    • Peak: 52 watts x 4 channels
    • RMS: 17 watts x 4 channels
  • MP3 ID3 Tag Display (Title/Artist/Album)
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

Playback and Audio Features:

  • Playback of CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and WMA
  • Tuner with 18FM/12AM presets
  • Built-in HD Radio tuner
  • 2-band equalizer with 5 preset tone curves

Expandability Options:

  • 3 Sets of 2V preamp outputs (front, rear and subwoofer)
  • Bluetooth Ready: Built-in bluetooth controls, adapter and microphone included
  • Built-in HD Radio tuner for clear radio reception and no subscription fee
  • iPod interface cable included for iPod charging and playback
  • Steering Wheel Control Ready: PAC SWI-PSv1 required and sold separately
  • Front-panel auxiliary input: 3.5mm (headphone jack) allows connection to portable media devices such as MP3 players, etc.
  • Front-panel USB Input: USB port allows connection to portable media devices such as MP3 players, etc.

Any iPods/iPhones released after September 25, 2008 have not been tested by the manufacturer and/or Sonic Electronix for compatibility. Therefore we do not guarantee compatibility in regards to, but not limited to: playback, video, charging, and response time.

To learn more about the XHD7714, check out our blog.

In-Dash Receiver Specifications

Receiver Size

Single DIN: 1 DIN dimensions will work with all single DIN installation kits we have to offer. Single DIN radios are the most common size for after-market stereos.

Single DIN slot with flip-out screen: The DIN stereo includes a retractable, flip-out screen. Before purchasing, make measurements to be sure there is no interference with dash accessories such as A/C vents or shift levers.

Single DIN slot with a larger face: Standard single DIN size, but the display is larger then the standard single DIN size. Due to the nature of the larger face, problems may arise when installing in particular vehicles. These stereos are great for single DIN slots where you want a larger screen.

1.5 DIN: This size is very uncommon in vehicles, however this size opening is most commonly found in Chrysler and Chevrolet vehicles.

Double DIN: Approximately 4-inches in height, this size is becoming more common every year. Prior to 2000, this size was typically only found in Japanese vehicles such as those made by Honda or Toyota. Now, it is becoming more popular for many vehicles to be fit with a Double DIN opening.

Single DIN
Faceplate Security

Detachable / Removable faceplate security: The most common anti-theft feature. It allows you to take the faceplate with you, thus disallowing operation, which deters theft.

Security Codes: Mainly a feature in high end video units which do not have a detachable face / screen. Once the unit is uninstalled (or stolen), a security code (or PIN) is required upon reinstallation. Though you no longer have your unit after the theft, the thief also does not have your security code, which makes the unit useless. The hope is the thief knows which units have security codes and he/she chooses not to steal your unit because of the security code.

Ghost technology: This is not commonly used, but can be found primarily in a select number of 2004-2005 head units. It creates an illusion that no unit is installed by appearing completely black when turned off. Potential thieves may steer clear because it appears as though no head unit is installed.

Anti-theft covers: Similar to ghost and hiding faces because they only create an illusion that the face/unit is not in place.

ESN: Stands for Electronic Serial Number. Allows the disabling of the radio and allows tracking if it is stolen.

Detachable
Motorized Faceplate
Some in-dash car stereos feature a motorized faceplate that moves to expose a CD or DVD slot. This is a convenient feature that allows the front display to be larger and easier to read. The positioning of the monitor gives you control over the angle you would like to view information on the stereo.
No
Remote Control
Allows control of specific features and functions from a remote control. Typically they are used to prevent button wear on your radio, or to allow easier navigation of menus.
Yes
Peak Power Output
This form of power rating refers to the maximum amount of power an electronic device can handle or output in an instant without damage occurring. Often times this maximum is achieved during a brief musical burst, such as a drum accent, or low bass hit.

Some manufacturers display peak power ratings on the face of their products to increase the appeal to consumers. The RMS power rating is more accurate, and we recommend using it for product comparison.

52 watts x 4 channels
RMS Power Output
The amount of continuous power, measured in watts, that an amplifier produces is called RMS power. The higher the RMS rating, the louder and cleaner your music sounds. The RMS output figure is much more accurate than the peak rating when comparing products.
17 watts x 4 channels
Preamp RCA Outputs
RCA outputs, commonly known as preamp outputs, allow you to connect one or sometimes multiple external amplifiers. An in-dash receiver will commonly have one, two or three sets of RCA outputs that can be used to connect external amplifiers and other components. One pair of RCA outputs will typically provide a full range signal that can be used for most subwoofer or speaker amplifiers. Two pairs of RCA outputs can typically be configured as four full range signals, or also as two full range and two subwoofer signals. Three sets of RCA outputs will almost always produce four speaker signals and two subwoofer signals for use with multiple amplifiers.
3 Pairs (Front, Rear, and Subwoofer)
Dedicated Subwoofer Preamp RCA Output
A dedicated output that has a built-in low-pass crossover for specific connection to a subwoofer amplifier that powers a low frequency driver, typically a subwoofer.
Yes
Preamp Voltage
The preamp output rating is measured in volts (V). The higher the rating, the stronger the signal. This results in less unwanted noise being picked up.
2 volts
Built-In Equalizer
The number of graphic or parametric equalizer bands the stereo receiver is equipped with. The more EQ options, the more you will be able to adjust your music to your liking.
2-Band EQ with 5 presets
Display Type
The type of display on your receiver refers to the monitor that is used to display the source information such as song names, radio stations, or track times.

Dot-Matrix Text Display: A simple display which uses dots in specific illuminated color(s) to light up and form letters or numbers that are displayed on the receiver.

Graphic or Motion Display: Typically found in mid to high-end receivers and give your text information and receiver more life by adding motion, backgrounds, or multiple colors to your display. There are types of graphic displays such as 3D Graphic, Motion, and OEL (Organic Electroluminescent) displays. They can range from one color to full color displays and typically allow you to select from one of many built-in animations, background images, screensavers or other graphics to enhance your experience and add an extra bit of personality to your system. Some units also come with software that allow you to load your own customizable pictures or animations.

LCD Monitor Display: Can be as small as 2" or as large as 10". Some LCD displays are motorized for angle adjustment. LCD monitors display full motion video playback as well as your standard text such as track status, radio station information and more depending on the receiver's features.

Dot-Matrix Text Display
Display Color
The display color refers to the color of the text and or graphics on the receiver.

Multi-Color: When more than one color is on the display, for example one part of the text is white, while the other part is blue.

Variable-Color: The display colors can be changed by the user. If the default color of text/display is blue for example, the user can change the settings to where the color turns to red. Variable color displays are typically described in detail in the item's description.

TFT-LCD Display: In-dash receivers with a video screen that display multiple colors and often times video such as DVD, navigation or other video sources.

White
Button Color
Refers to the color of the physical buttons on the unit.
Blue
CEA-2006 Compliant
Amplifiers that have been tested to meet specific standards. When a car amplifier meets these standards, you can be sure that it will be able to produce the amount of power specified by the official CEA-2006 rating. Usually, these rating consist of the following items:
  • RMS Power
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio

This rating applies to both external car amplifiers, as well as the amplifiers inside of in-dash stereos.

Yes

Playback Features

AM/FM Tuner
Most in-dash CD players have AM/FM playback allowing you listen to your favorite local radio stations.
Yes
FM Presets
The number of FM radio stations that can be stored as presets.
18
AM Presets
The number of AM radio stations that can be stored as presets.
12
Radio Data System (RDS)
Receivers with Radio Data System (RDS) tuners can receive digital broadcast information about the FM radio station including program name, time and station identification. RDS enables your receiver to display text messages that many FM stations include on a sub-carrier signal within their normal broadcast signal. Some RDS tuners can even break in with traffic alerts or emergency broadcasts when you're listening to a CD.
CD-R/RW Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play finalized CD-R discs and/or CD-RW discs.
Yes
MP3 Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play discs encoded with MP3 files. To burn a MP3 encoded disc, use the "data" mode on your CD Recorder and finalize the session and/or CD.
Yes
WMA Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play discs encoded with WMA files. To burn a WMA encoded disc, use the "data" mode on your CD Recorder and finalize the session and/or CD.
Yes
DVD / Video Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver will play DVD (or other listed) video disc formats. Unless otherwise noted, the unit is not guaranteed to play recorded DVDs.
No
DVD Region Number
This is the region number that the DVD receiver is compatible with. Almost any device that has the ability to play a DVD disk has a region number. DVD region codes restrict playback of movies that come from geographical locations outside of your residing place.
Dual Zone
Dual zone means the stereo is capable of playing multiple audio or video sources between two separate locations.

Please refer to the item description for more details on how dual zone works specifically to the unit you are viewing.

Hi-Res Audio Compatible
This feature refers to if the product is capable of Hi-Res Audio (HRA) playback.

Audio / Video Inputs

USB Input
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver features an input to connect a USB device via standard USB or mini-USB. The USB input may be a connection on the front or rear of the unit with an extension cable for connecting devices to the receiver. Some units have an optional input that allows for a USB adapter to be purchased separately and used with the unit.
Front
Number of Front USB Inputs
Number of Rear USB Inputs
Additional Audio/Video Inputs
These inputs enable the unit to receive an audio or video signal from a separate source. There are many different types of connections and ways to accomplish this. Most common are RCA Composite cables and 3.5mm mini-jack plugs.

RCA Composite Inputs
These are your typical red, white, and yellow RCA composite cables that are common among devices with audio and video inputs. The red and white cables are dedicated for audio. The red cable is for the right channel and the white is for the left channel. The yellow cable is specifically for the video signal. Because this type of auxiliary cable contains 2 channels of audio, it will support stereo sound.

3.5mm
This is commonly referred to as a mini-jack or a headphone jack. It is a 3.5mm plug that transfers audio only. There is a right and left audio channel on the plug which allows for stereo sound playback.

3.5mm AV Input
These plugs look similar to the common 3.5mm mini-jack, however they carry a third channel dedicated for video.

Optional
This means that an auxiliary input is possible, but only with the use of an optional accessory. These optional adapters will sometimes use the CD Changer port or other port on the back of a unit that might restrict the use of other expandability features. These accessories are typically sold separately.

Front 3.5mm Audio Input

Monitor Screen Features

Screen Size
This is the size of the monitor on the unit. It is measured diagonally and in inches. The bigger the number the larger the screen.
MirrorLink Compatible
MirrorLink allows connectivity between a smartphone and the aftermarket car receiver. The consumer gets into the car, connects the phone with a cable, and gains access to phone applications through the car stereos controls such as navigation and steering wheel buttons. MirrorLink allows consumers to use their smartphones safely and simply, keeping eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.
Device Mirroring
This is the ability to "mirror" a device's screen (i.e SmartPhone or Tablet) onto the headunit's display. Please check with the manufacture's website for updated information regarding compatibility and cables required for proper performance.

Expandability Features

Navigation
Built-in navigation is a convenient feature that allows the driver to receive driving directions and guidance.

Some in-dash head units are built-in with the navigation features, while others require an add on navigation box. Other navigation options include portable navigation units that you can take with you or attach to the dash of your vehicle.

No
Compatible Smartphones
Some stereos work with iOS (Apple) or Android smartphone operating systems, while some stereos work with both or neither. Find out here which operating systems this stereo is compatible with.
Satellite Radio
This feature signifies whether or not the receiver is compatible with XM or Sirius Satellite Radio. "Optional" means while the receiver is capable of SIRIUS/XM playback and connectivity, you will still need to purchase an additional satellite tuner, adapter, and/or antenna.
No
HD Radio
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver is capable of receiving high-definition digital HD Radio broadcasts by either a built-in HD Radio tuner, or more commonly with the purchase of an optional HD Radio tuner box. Receivers which are HD Radio Ready generally require an additional purchase of a separate tuner.
Yes (Built-In/Included HD Radio Tuner)
Bluetooth Connectivity
This feature refers to whether or not the head unit is able to connect to a hands-free Bluetooth device. Head units that are Bluetooth ready typically require the purchase of an optional adapter or accessory that connects to the rear of the head unit. This optional accessory allows you to accept phone calls through your head unit and speakers. Some head units have built-in Bluetooth hands free capabilities with an included remote-mount microphone or built-in microphone.
Yes (Built-in/Included [Bluetooth Controls, Adapter and/or Microphone Included])
A2DP Music Streaming
The Advanced Audio Distribution Profile will wirelessly stream music and other audio from an A2DP compatible device.
Steering Wheel Control Compatible
In order to retain a vehicle's factory steering wheel remote controls, a wired-remote input is needed on the aftermarket stereo.

If "Yes", then the aftermarket stereo is compatible with steering wheel remote controls. If an additional accessory is required for the steering wheel controls to work properly, a compatible piece will be listed.

Yes (Accessory required and sold separately)
CD Changer Controls
This feature signifies whether or not the receiver has the ability to control a CD Changer. If a receiver supports this function, it is usually compatible with a same-brand CD changer without the need for an extra adapter.
No
Rear View Camera Input
Indicates if an in-dash multimedia unit has a dedicated video input for rear view cameras. These inputs allow you to plug the camera to the back of the unit to receive the cameras video signal. Usually the camera signal is transferred through an RCA cable connection.
No
Memory Card Reader
Whether or not the receiver has a built-in input for removable memory cards such as SD (Secure Digital) cards or MMC (Multimedia) cards.
No

Smartphone Integration

iPhone/iPod Features
Head units are equipped with different technology that allows a variety of smartphone integration features. Some stereos are equipped with more features than others, here you will find which iPod/iPhone features this head unit has.
iPod Audio Integration
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an iPod and allow for audio control and playback of the iPod through the head unit. Head units that have iPod connectivity allow your iPod to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard iPod-to-USB charging/connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own iPod-to-USB cable.
Yes (Built-In/Included)
iPod Video Connection
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an iPod and allow for video control and playback of the iPod through the head unit. Head units that have iPod connectivity allow your iPod to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard iPod-to-USB charging/connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own iPod-to-USB cable.
iPod Charging Adapter Required
Some Apple iPods require a charging adapter be used for the unit to fully function with the iPod.
Compatible Apple Devices
This list refers to the Apple devices that the product is compatible with.

Some Car stereos are compatible with iPods and/or iPhones. If the headunit can connect to an iPod or iPhone via USB or iPod connection cable, these listed iPods are compatible. This list does not apply if the iPod is being connected through the 3.5mm mini-jack plug. Newer iPods are usually compatible if the appropriate adapters are purchased and used.

Any iPods/iPhones released after the release date of this product have not been checked by the manufacturer and/or Sonic Electronix for compatibility. We therefore cannot guarantee their compatibilities or incompatibilities, including, but not limited to: playback, video, charging, and response time.

4G iPod (20 & 40GB)
4G iPod Color & Photo (20, 30, 40, & 60GB)
5G iPod Video (30, 60, & 80GB)
iPod Classic (120GB)
iPod Classic (80 &160GB)
iPod Mini (4 & 6GB)
iPod Nano 1st Generation (1, 2, & 4GB)
iPod Nano 2nd Generation (4 & 8GB)
iPod Nano 3rd Generation (4 & 8GB)
iPod Nano 4th Generation (8 & 16GB)
iPod Touch 1st Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
iPod Touch 2nd Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
iPhone
iPhone 3G
3G iPod (10, 15, 20, 30 & 40GB)
Android Features
Head units are equipped with different technology that allows a variety of smartphone integration features. Some stereos are equipped with more features than others, here you will find which Android features this head unit has.
Android Audio Integration
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an Android and allow for audio control and playback of the Android through the head unit. Head units that have Android connectivity allow your device to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard charging and connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own Android charging and connection cable.
Android Video Connection
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an Android device and allow for video control and playback of the device through the head unit. Head units that have Android video connectivity allow your device to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard Android charging/connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own cable.

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
45%
4 Star
39%
3 Star
12%
2 Star
3%
1 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.1
Value
4.5
Features
4.6
Design
4.3
Usability
4.1
Michael

Cordova, TN

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Nice product

March 22, 2010

I have a 2005 HONDA CRV with 95k miles and when I took it to the local car audio store - lowest priced option installed was over $400 with HALF the function. So after research found this product - paired with a Axxess ASWC for steering wheel controls for $200. I am VERY pleased. Setting default audio levels on FM, AUX and AV input was nice touch to balance out music source levels; HD radio is cool; hands free calling is weak but functional - I'm 6'2" so my seat is farther from the built-in mic - no business calls but great to pick up a quick call; paired easily with my iPhone, steaming music over Bluetooth is nice; don't even plan to use CD since a thumb drive is easier.
Not sure why folks blast the display lighting - no issues here but would have been nice to hook up available dimmer control wire. Price to value ratio is HIGH for so many functions. First car radio I have ever installed and the radio was a breeze - ASWC took some work as the instructions we're real clear. Did not use the included mounting dash kit (Acura/Honda) - bought another one locally for $15 (Honda / Toyota) that had better screw in positions that allowed me to use the same factory metal brackets. Just couldn't understand that bag of parts on the Acura / Honda mounts - most likely user error. Also added new power outlet in hidden Honda enclosure to mount and power my Sirius radio from the existing power supply. The Electronics Installation Kit is a must have if your a newbee like me. Nice fun project for my 14 year old son and I ...

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Ron Stevens

LA, CA.

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Great entry,

January 27, 2010

This is a fantastic entry device at a low price.

Pros:

Bluetooth - works fantastically, I can stream pandora from my droid to the device, navigation cues come in perfectly, and it even switches over to hands free on a phone call.

MP3CDs - Work very well and are able to browse while still playing, a nice feature my higher end products lack.

HDRadio - when it works its great, but expect to get some sort of antenna post or something, because the reception sucks.

USB - works great with jump drives and mini hard drives.

Cons:

audio clarity could be better, it works but doesnt sound as good as my higher end JVC or Kenwood head units.

display is hard to see during the day.

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Mike

Placerville, CA

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Packed with features

October 12, 2009

Great value! I would pay $160 for it without losing sleep. Ive had it for a month. Lets go down the features list.

1 HD radio, the only thing that makes it worth it is the Tag button. sound quality is great when driving is the city, countryside it goes in and out of HD to regular.

2 Ipod control works like a charm, I can control from radio or ipod.

3 Aux jack is on the face plate, I wish it was in back, works good.

4 USB port plays files off of a flash drive, useful.

5 Blue tooth is perfect, when I turn on my car it auto connects with my phone. when I make a call it puts it on the speakers and the mic picks up my voice good. Pauses music and displays phone number for incoming calls.

6 Cd works like its supposed to.

7 Three sets of pre amp RCA. I used the sub woofer RCA. I can change the power level of the sub from the stereo seperate from the bass, this is handy because some songs I want more or less base from the sub. Turning it all the way down turn off the sub ( I do this when Im sitting in my car listening to music at school in between class when the car is off, subs will kill a battery within a half hour).

8 Looks. The blue lighting is cool and so is the design, ( my opinion Duals look way cooler than any other brand) Some other reviews say that the buttons feel cheap... they are fine. would buy again. PS free shipping to CA makes up for the pricey taxes. Thanks sonic.

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steve g

plymouth, ma

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Love the Stereo!

January 23, 2011

I am happy with every feature on this unit. I have had tons of different radios and just went looking for a cheap deck with USB socket. I was impressed since I opened the box. Looks good and performs even better. I don't know what it sounds like in a car but on my Harley it rocks! Haven't tried the remote...but it even has a remote!
Great quality for a great price!

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JOSE

HIALEAH, FL

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Bad reception with FM stations and Bluetooth..

October 6, 2010

Not recommended; I had an older type music system in my car, so I wanted to upgrade to a newer model with extra features such as HD radio, cell phone Bluetooth and USB. This radio offered it all at a great price.
BUT, the FM reception on stations is not good and the cell phone Bluetooth can't be heard very well by the other person I'm calling.
I only liked the HD radio feature and USB/Line-In.
Dual needs to increase the sensitivity to pick up radio stations.

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Joseph

Canada

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Great value, average performance

September 28, 2010

Great value for the money. For 129 you get all the bells and whistles. CD has good sound. iPod connectivity is great, you can actually bluetooth your music over. The only problem is the hands free feature due to the internal microphone, it is very annoying for other people to hear especially on the highway. I would go for something with an external mic.

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Dawid

Cranberry Twp, PA

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Great value

January 11, 2011

No problems with it looks great. HD Radio cuts in and out but over all nice. Bluetooth mic sucks. But dont really use it. Rt price is 259.99 so great savings

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Christopher

Renton, WA

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Outstanding car stereo

January 29, 2011

Bought this for my wifes car and it was easy to install and she can operate it with no issues. I would recomend it for anyone

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DeBo

durham,newengland

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Awesome

August 9, 2010

This product is the best radio i have ever bought, Bluetooth HD and regular broadcast in one. If you buy this you will not be disappointed!

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Jupiter Joe

Jupiter, FL

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iPhone User Comments

April 6, 2010

I have to say that this is a decent upgrade from my stock Honda radio. Unfortunately, the USB interface and supplied cable doesn't support the iPhone 3GS... but it does appear to work fine via the Aux and Bluetooth interfaces.... I was just hoping I could use the one USB cable for AV control and charging of my iPhone :(

Other than that installation was pretty straight forward and so far so good on everything else...

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Bruce

Vancouver, WA

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Good Value

November 25, 2008

Application: 2001 Accord, Bluetooth phone, HD Radio and iPod Control
Pros:
-Ipod Control is intuitive and works well.
-Bluetooth works well as does caller ID, easy to set up
-HD Radio with iTunes Tagging is a great feature. Its nice to be able to tag a new song you like.
-Sonicelectronix provides all the accessories for installation which is super convenient.
-Stereo Bluetooth. I do not use this much, but it is a cool feature.
-The faceplate is well laid out.
-USB works great for charging devices.

Cons:
-Display is somewhat hard to read in the daylight.
-The scrolling text is almost impossible to read

Note: For iPod Control two good options are to either operate in iPod mode or Aux mode. The advantage to iPod mode is that if you change modes or take a call, the iPod gets paused. The advantage to running in Aux mode is that you can use the iPod for navigation which is easier to read and it still charges.

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chadscougar

Des Moines, IA

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Good Value, lots of features.

December 14, 2010

This unit was very easy to install and setup. Lots of advanced features like Blue tooth, iphone controls, etc. The 4 channel output was nice too, one I enabled it. I installed this with my factory installed speakers and it worked great.

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michael

pompton lakes, NJ

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Dual XHD7714 very good product

September 29, 2010

very good product. The sound quality is amazing and also the hd radio the only negative thing about this unit is the bluetooth it seems like either the mic is to far away from the person or the quality of the mic is not so great. i used it a few times in the beginning and i had to disconnect it from my phone because the other person could hardly hear me. i think this unit should come with an external mic for the bluetooth so you could bring it closer to the mouth and that would make this unit stand out compared to the more expensive ones.

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jeremy

pittsburgh, PA

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I love this head unit!

August 17, 2010

I live in Pittsburgh and have no issues with the HD. Having the usb input let me get rid of my i pod and Cd's. the scrolling through the folders is fast and convenient. I currently have a 6gb flash drive connected. blue tooth is very good on both ends as long as your windows are up and not a lot of background noise. This is by far my favorite head unit. my brother has a brand new sabb suv with a mrsp of 48,000 and my 150.00 unit, feature wise, blows his out of the water! best deal out there! buy this and you will not regret it!

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Phacues

Philly, PA

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great for the price

March 23, 2010

Works great so far, Connects to my droid easily so I have Pandora on there constantly. Barely use the HD and did have reception problems then I found out it was my antenna connection. Took the radio and cleaned my antenna connection with some sand paper and now it sounds awesome

Color change would have been good but no other cons

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PC

Irving,TX

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XHD-7714 - The best HD Receiver for your car

April 15, 2009

All advertised features work perfectly! HD reception - great!, Bluetooth - fully working right out of the box! fabulous - USB and AUX connectors! Useful remote controller, easy to use !

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Guerrino

Ormond Beach

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Love it!

November 22, 2010

I'm not a radio tekkie. All I can say it does everything. I installed in a 1997 Toyota Celica and it works great and fits well. Especially love the USB port.

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drew

Danville, IL

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awesome deal

November 11, 2010

I got this same in-dash at w******. definitely the best deal for the price. I have two Audiobahn 10s and a 1000w Sony amp and all I can say is my s*** bumps. I'm a small town white boy and I got everyone in the hood lookin my way

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Sean

Elpaso, TX

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great stuff

September 10, 2009

easy fast and cheep with no problems, i will buy more.

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Matthew

Hummelstown, PA

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SUPER BUY

July 12, 2009

The best money I've ever spent on a car audio product. Worth every penny. So many great features.

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stephan

denver, CO

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best bang for the buck

June 19, 2009

Built in HD radio tuner so you have hd stations out of the box.
controls are fairly easy to master
love the choice to control IPOD from the head unit or the IPOD
USB input works great for flash drives
bluetooth phone pairing idea is nice (with incoming phone call, music is automatically paused or muted and callers phone number is displayed on head unit and ring tone is played through the speakers. you then either answer or ignore call via control on head unit. you hear the caller over your car speakers which is nice but i found myself having to lean close to built in microphone on head unit to be heard on other end)

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Anthony

Poplar Grove, IL

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Dual XHD7714 - Works good (if you ONLY drive at night)

October 30, 2008

All the built in features of the unit worked perfectly in my 2002 Civic. The Bluetooth, AUX, USB, HD everything worked great. The frustarting part is that the readout is absolutely NOT readable in the daylight. The durability is a 3 because all the buttons on the faceplate require an excessive amount of force and they sound and feel cheap. If Dual can make all these features work well I think they can certainly make the display and buttons better and this is why I rate the Ease of Use as a 1. I am returning it to exchange it with either a Kenwood or Pioneer and will purchase the separate HD tuner.

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Tim L

Memphis, TN

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Sounds Great

January 23, 2011

This radio came with all the features I wanted, and it sounds great. The installation kit fit perfectly in my Toyota, too.

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Brett

Encinitas, CA

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Sounds better on paper!

January 13, 2011

I thought I was being very careful to select a unit that had great features and not harsh on the pockets. After reading several reviews on here, C********, A*****, etc. I purchased this unit. The two stars are for the features, but the bluetooth works great for streaming music, but ineffective if you want to have a telephone conversation. The other person can't hear you. Maybe an external mic would improve things. Hd radio is good when the stations come in..there is a definite sound difference when it switches back and forth. Just annoying. The construction of the unit is a little cheapishly feeling. But my main complaint..I had a non-bose Clarion system in my 2003 Nissan Maxima. I thought it was just my iPod connection or a distorted mp3 download. So I put in an original cd and still lackluster results. Quickly returned this unit and going to either a JVC KD-R610 or KD-R900. It doesn't have all the other features..but with the USB port, im pretty satisfied. Just beware of Dual head units..sounds better on paper..that's about it!

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Meridian, MS

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Great Value

November 18, 2010

very, very good value, good sound

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Stephen

Dallas, TX

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Great value

November 14, 2010

Real good for the price. If you want a radio that is simple to operate. This is it.

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Alastair

Phoenix, AZ

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Superb value for money

September 27, 2010

Bought this for the HD radio and the iPod interface, and because I know Dual from their Hi-Fi amplifiers. Which are very good. So the sound quality is excellent and easily run my Bose car speakers. The HD radio is superb and I am keenly aware of the difference between normal radio and HD so that was all good. Complaints. Not many, but the front panel is bulky and stands out from the dashboard. If I recess it any further the front will not open properly so I've concluded this unit needs to be stuck almost a half inch out from the dash. But putting aside that minor problem I think this is a very smart buy if you want the same features that caught my eye. No question it is a bargain.

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brian

alto, MI

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Phone is worthless

April 12, 2010

The unit is not that bad if you never plan on using the Bluetooth phone feature. Yes, the microphone built into the deck completely sucks and makes the feature unusable. I could deal with a "canned" sounding voice, but the phone mic is so bad no one can actually hear what is being said. Everything else on this deck functions as it should, but the phone is completely useless.

The USB feature is nice and works as one would expect, but I have had issues in extreme cold when below 10F.

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NESTOR

KILLEEN, TX

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Great Price

March 27, 2010

WOULD RECOMMEND EVERYTHING WORKS GREAT ON RADIO EXCEPT BLUETOOTH NOT THE BEST QUALITY.

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bear

pittsburgh, pa

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Great product for price!!!

February 25, 2010

Easy to install and liked that everything is built in unlike the jvc and other brands. In this price range, there is nothing better! hd radio does cut out when you get farther out from the city but so does my friends pioneer head unit. blue tooth works fantastic and love the aux and usb input. I just added a 20 GB hd to it and play all of my songs through it with no issues at all. no big lag with scrolling through chapters. owned it only about a weak now so not real sure on durability.
sound quality is good when placed on the loud setting and settings are adjusted
CONS:
oversize volume would be nice if it controlled more than just volume.
and if the color scheme could be changed to factory colors.
other than that, A great buy

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2bad

not far enough

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Dual XHD7714

October 13, 2009

Way good deal! You know , i am a little bit picky about my stereos . I've had a Pioneer DEH-P800PRS about 3x more $ and a Pioneer DEH-P980BT about 3x more $. I must say I am very satisfied with this stereo. Sure it doesnt have all racing cars or dolphins on the display but, thats okay. You wont regret it!!

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Cheng

Richmond, CA

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Great price for the options

October 9, 2008

It has everything you need (BT, MP3 player, HD radio, USB, 3.5 Aux, Ipod compatible) at a great price. Only complaint is that the harness from the receiver does NOT have a line for the power antenna, so when I switch on the radio, I get little to no reception.

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Jsambury

NY

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Great !!!!!!!

August 9, 2010

This is a great buy. You definitely get more than you pay for with this car radio. I have no regrets!!!

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

XHD7714

UPC

827204102213

Weight

6.00lbs

Internal SKU

xhd7714

Internal Product ID

15136

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: Dual XHD7714