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Eclipse AVN4430 (AVN-4430)

In-Dash DVD/CD/MP3/WMA/USB Receiver with Detachable 4.3" Tom-Tom Navigation and Built-in Bluetooth

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General Features:

  • In-dash AM/FM, DVD, CD, MP3, WMA Receiver
  • Built-in and detachable TomTom portable navigation device
  • Bluetooth built-in for handsfree talking
  • Detachable face for security and convenience
  • 4.3" Full color LCD touchscreen display
  • Switchable blue and red button lighting
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • Power Output:
    • Peak: 50 watts x 4 channels
    • RMS: 15 watts x 4 channels
  • CD Text Display
  • MP3 ID3 Tag Display (Title/Artist/Album)
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

Playback and Audio Features:

  • Playback of DVD, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and WMA
  • Tuner with 18FM/6AM presets
  • European tuning frequencies
  • Built-in low-pass filter for greater customization of audio playback, especially with the addition of amplifiers and subwoofers
  • 3-band parametric equalizer with preset tone curves
  • 24-bit digital-to-analog converter enhances the overall sound quality of the music

Expandability Options:

  • 3 Sets of 3V preamp outputs (front, rear and subwoofer)
  • Built-in Bluetooth technology supports hands-free calling with a compatible Bluetooth phone
  • SIRIUS or XM Satellite Radio Ready: XM Satellite or SIRIUS Satellite package required and sold separately
  • Protect your TomTom while traveling with the optional Travel Kit
  • iPod Ready: Eclipse iPC-409 required and sold separately for audio and video playback from the iPod
  • Dedicated Backup Camera Input: The Eclipse BEC-108 is required and sold separately
  • Steering Wheel Control Ready: PAC SWI-ECL2v1 or the Axxess ASWC required and sold separately
  • Rear RCA Audio/Video Outputs: Used for connection to separate monitors and devices
  • Rear RCA Audio/Video Inputs: Used for connecting video accessories such as game consoles, video cameras, etc.
  • Integrated universal steering wheel remote controls
  • Rear USB input for the connection of digital USB devices and the playback of digital files

Navigation Features:

  • Navigation by TomTom
  • TomTom Navigation is fast, quick responding, intuitive, and accurate
  • Provides the latest real-time traffic information for added travel convenience
  • TomTom's Map Share technology allow innovative map updating features, such as user-editing map correction and online sharing of maps with other users
  • Connect the TomTom navigation device to a computer to download the latest map updates, POIs, navigation voice change, map color, and more
  • City Map mode creates representations of specific building and landmarks in select cities
  • 3 Million points of interest for local hotels, restaurants, and other interests
  • Turn-by-turn guidance
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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.

Double 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.
No
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.

50 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.
15 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.
3 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.
3-band parametric equalizer with preset tone curves
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.

TFT-LCD Monitor
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.

Full Color
Button Color
Refers to the color of the physical buttons on the unit.
Blue and Red
CD Signal-to-Noise
CD Signal-to-Noise Ratio is a key specification that is often overlooked by newbies. The CD S/N Ratio measures how well the CD player silences background noise. Higher ratings in decibels (dB) indicates less noise, and generally a cleaner signal.
75 dB
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.
6
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.
DVD
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.

No

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.
Rear
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.

1 Set of Rear RCA A/V Inputs

Monitor Screen Features

Touchscreen
If a unit is touchscreen capable, you can control a majority of it's functions by touching the screen.
Yes
Monitor 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.
4.3"
Monitor Angle Adjustment

Backward:
This means that the unit is able to tilt backwards so that the proper viewing angle can be achieved. On single DIN flip out monitors, this type of pivot means that the bottom of the screen stays stationary while the top of the screen retracts. On Double DIN units this means that the bottom of the screen slides forward while the top of the screen moves down, resulting in a backwards angle tilt.

Forward:
This means that the unit is able to tilt forward so that the proper viewing angle can be achieved. On single DIN flip out monitors, a forward pivot keeps the bottom of the screen stationary while the top of the screen moves forward. On select Double DIN units, a forward tilt is sometimes referred to as a reverse tilt. The bottom of the screen remains in the same position while the top of the screen moves forward.

Left/Right Angle (Horizontal):
Some monitors allow the display to be rotated to the left or right in order to have the best viewing angle possible.

Slide In/Out:
A feature mainly found in select Kenwood units. It allows the entire screen to slide in and out. This is different from a forward/backward tilt in that the entire screen moves forward or backwards as opposed to just the top or bottom.

None

Navigation Features

Map Database
This is the map database that the system uses. The map database provider supplies the digital map, as well as the Points-of-Interests, map updates, fastest routes, and many other features.
TomTom
Traffic Lane Guidance
Traffic Lane guidance is a convenient feature among navigation units. It enabled the navigation unit to tell the driver which lane that they should be in at any given time. This becomes quite useful when a particular lane is needed to exit the freeway or make a necessary turn.
No
Maps
These are the maps that come with the navigation unit.
Complete 50 USA
Navigation During Audio Playback
This feature allows the driver to listen to music while the unit is still navigating them to their destination.
Yes
Navigation During Video Playback
The feature allow the head unit to play videos while the navigation unit is still guiding them to their destination. This is ideal for those that use overhead or headrest monitors that receive a video signal from the in-dash navigation unit.
No
Languages
These are the different options for language. If you are looking for a specific language, please verify that the unit will be compatible with that language.
English
Spanish
French
Albanian
Dutch
German
Italian
Portuguese
Russian
Swedish
Map Dimensional Display
This is the manner in which the navigation maps are displayed. The majority of navigation units have either a 2D or a 3D map display, however some have options for both.
2D
3D
Speed Display
Speed display is a feature that allows the unit to display the speed of the vehicle. Using GPS technology, this feature also assisting in determining the estimated time of arrival on compatible units.
No
Search Options
Search options are the many different ways that the navigation unit is able to find your destination. Below are the definitions of what these mean.

Address: The user is able to enter a specific address and the unit will navigate there.

City: The unit is able to navigate to a city, without a specific address needed. A great feature when traveling across several states or provinces.

Coordinates: This is a convenient feature for when you have specific longitude and latitude values.

Favorites: These are shortcuts that you can set for easy access to commonly traveled locations. Examples could include your home, office, favorite restaurant, movie theater, or any other frequently traveled location.

Home: Program and save your home address for fast and simple navigation to your home.

Intersection: Searches for specific cross-streets rather than a specific address.

Map Browsing: This feature enables the user to point to a location on the navigation screen and choose to navigate there. A great feature for when you visually know where you want to go, but are not sure of the address or intersection.

Phone Number: Search for locations by their phone number. Perfect for when you know the phone number of a restaurant or similar locations, but do not have the address. Also convenient when a store has many locations and you need to go to the one that you have previously called.

Point-of-Interest (POI) Name: Search by name for Points-of-Interst such as restaurants, ATMS, banks, hotels, recreation, hospitals, shopping, and more!

Point-of-Interest (POI) Vicinity: Search for Points-of-Interst that are close by to your current location. Points-Of-Interests include restaurants, ATMS, banks, hotels, recreation, hospitals, shopping, and more!

Points-of-Interest (POI) Type: Search for Points-of-Interst by there category. These include restaurants, ATMS, banks, hotels, recreation, hospitals, shopping, and more!

Quick Search: Allows the user to search for specified POI's that are commonly used.

Recent (Previous) Searches: This feature will load the users recent searches for fast navigation back to them.

Route: This allows the user to select a route that has been previously established.

Address
City
Favorites
Home
Point-of-Interest (POI) Name
Point-of-Interest (POI) Vicinity
Map Source
Maps are typically built into the navigation unit or they can be uploaded from a disc or memory card. They usually cover the United States and all or parts of Canada. Built-in flash memory maps typically respond faster than disc loaded maps.
Built-In Flash Memory
Text-to-Speech
Text-to-Speech (TTS) converts normal text into speech. Mostly used in navigation units, text-to-speech allow the audible playback of street names, driving directions, and any other text that the driver needs to hear.
Yes
Points of Interest
The number of points of interest included on the maps. Points of interest may include gas stations, restaurants, city centers, hotels, airports, and tourist attractions.
3 Million
Customizable POI
Customizable Points Of Interest (POI) allow the user to customize, select favorites, and add their own points of interest. This enabled the driver to get directions quickly to previously visited destination.
No

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.

Yes (Built-In/Included GPS Navigation)
Audio/Video Outputs
Audio/Video outputs are typically used to connect an overhead monitor to an aftermarket stereo. This is the number of A/V outputs that the item has. These outputs are usually RCA Composite cables.

RCA Composite Outputs
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.

1 Set of Audio/Video RCA Outputs
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.
Optional - SIRIUS or XM (Accessory required and sold separately)
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.
No
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 Microphone Included)
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
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.
Yes (Accessory required and sold separately)
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

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.
Optional (Accessory Required and Sold Separately)
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.
Optional (Accessory required and sold separately)

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
50%
4 Star
28%
3 Star
11%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
11%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.1
Value
4.4
Features
4.0
Design
4.3
Usability
3.9

Scott

San Diego, CA

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Great GPS Unit!

August 3, 2012

I was looking for an inexpensive double din GPS unit for my truck. Most GPS units start in the $500 and above range. The cheaper ones are for mostly no-name brands that were a little sketchy. I saw this Eclipse unit and was a little skeptical also. Upon checking reviews, I found out it is made by Fujitsu (bought my first laptop from them). Installation was pretty straight forward. If you have ever installed a stereo before, it is pretty simple. 8 wires for speakers (2 front, 2 back), ground wire, always on +12 and switched +12. That's about it - there are a few more if you want to hook up illumination control, steering wheel remote, etc, but I did not use those. The only other things you need to plug in are the antenna cable and the GPS antenna. So far this stereo/GPS works great. It even has bluetooth, so my phone is hooked up and I can make/receive calls hands free. GPS is based on the TomTom brand and the GPS unit can be detached from the stereo to use as a stand alone GPS or so it will not be stolen. The stereo will still work without the GPS in place - it even has a small readout that tells you the station you are on! The only extra thing you need to buy is the Eclipse Ipod cable - plugging the ipod into the USB adapter will not work. Plus it allows you to play videos from your ipod on the stereo screen. Great unit for the price - it has features that units that cost 4 times as much have.

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jdennyj

Illinois

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Disapointing

January 8, 2014

I have had this unit in my car for about 1 year. - No support or updates - TomTom is not as good as Garmin, not even close - Limited Bluetooth, calls only - Half the time the touch screen doesn't work, especially after it has been on a while - Should have had an external Microphone, sometimes especially when fan is on high people can't here. - Video screen not very good and hard to see at all in bright light It does have good sound

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Foluso

Brooklyn Center, MN

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Eclipse AVN4430

October 24, 2013

I was highly impressed with the services provided by Sonic Electronix, they were prompt and courteous in their responses, and the products that they sold me was outstanding. I am truly ecstatic with the performance of their auto entertainment. The DVD, but particularly the auxiliary option was so dynamic. I was able to play from my ipad, & ipod. Overall, I will gladly recommend this product, or any product marketed by Sonic Electronix for that matter to anyone. They have won my confidence and respect.

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HarleyT

Chesapeake, Virginia

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Great Product

October 13, 2013

Easy install in my motor coach with little modification. Good sound and GPS works great

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Joe

Houston, TX

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Not too bad

September 24, 2013

It seems to be a good value for the cost. It does have a couple of features I do like better than other brands. The rest of it seems to operate flawlessly. Some things are not as straight forward as they could be but once you get use to it, it all OK. The Blue-Tooth capability is limited so you need to make sure your product is compatible if that is important to you. I've only had it for a relatively short period of time so I don't know about it's durability yet. Over all, A good buy.

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Robert

Shady Shores, TX

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Excellent for price!

September 15, 2013

Installed a few months ago, great unit. My only complaint is I can't always scroll through my list on the iPod. Other than that it is an excellent head unit and navigation.

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Patrick

Va

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Nice for the price

July 5, 2013

A nice affordable unit, install was very easy, however I did not use all of the features (back up camera). It's nice that the shaped sensor does not have to be hooked up as you can use unit in older cars. iPod control is not the greatest but it works. Maps are from 2007.

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Dave

Phoenix, AZ

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Horrible Unit

June 5, 2013

This is perhaps the worst head unit I have ever owned. The GPS is from 2007 updates are needed right away and it cost money to upgrade. Blutooth is awful when used with iPhone 4 no volume adjustment is available. Over all sound is muddled, music sounds like someone put a heavy blanket over the speakers and control of iPod is poor. The whole concept is great but so poorly implemented. It is so bad I had pulled it out of my new 2012 Subaru Forester and put in a Pioneer AVIC-D3 that was from a 2007 Honda Civic car of mine. Right away the sound improved and the Forester does not have very good speakers in it. Run away fast from this model.

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Sberri

Hartford, Ct

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AVN-4430 for CR-V

May 22, 2013

Great product for the price. I consider it an easy instillation, although having wire connectors on hand is a plus. The kit provided worked perfectly. The Tom Tom unit responds better to touch than my Tom Tom VIA. I was able to install Tom Tom Home to update the unit. Disappointed that the blue tooth does not connect to my Lg Dare. Have not installed the back up camera yet. Note: make sure you connect all the wires available including the antenna wire. At first, I did not connect the blue wire out of the antenna thinking it was a ground wire.

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CHRISTOPHER

DANBURY, CT

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What a great unit !

April 25, 2013

Great unit with great features, fantastic product, fantastic price too!. I can't imagine going anywhere else for my electronix.

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rich

media, pa

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avn4430

February 26, 2013

great unit & would recommend to everyone. the sound, durability is second to none

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Chris

Richmond

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Perfect fit

October 19, 2012

Quick shipping and very knowledgeable staff. Product very unique size and works well in motor homes!!

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aiq

Warren, OH

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Works great!

September 27, 2012

I have the avn-4430 installed in my 1996 Celica for about 5 days now. I could not be happier with the unit or the service from Sonic. First thing i did was to update the maps on the pnd. I don't watch Dvds in car so i don't care about that feature but i tried it and it works as advertised. Bluetooth calling works good but sometimes the voice just sounds too bad on the speakers, i dont know if its because of a bad cell connection or shoddy bluetooth connection. Another thing to note is that it does not have A2DP, so it won't stream audio, just bluetooth calling. Also, phone calls and directions are in single channel only so the sound comes from only one side of the car, Unit pauses the music when speaking directions if you are playing cd, usb etc, but not on FM radio. A small glitch that i can live with but to be noted nonetheless. Another thing to note is that it does not have auxiliary in. I am trying to figure a way out around it. Overall value wise, could not be happier. This unit was a perfect fit for my car and everybody who sees it is impressed. Sounds much better than my older jvc. You won't get better value on in dash navigation anywhere else.

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Mossman 11

South Salem, NY

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Great sound from the AVN-4430

September 19, 2012

Had a JVC unit in my dash, but wanted built-in nav fratures at a good price. This unit is superb, sounds even better than the JVC Bongiovi unit, and way better than the factory stereo. Unit is easy to hook up, only extra I installed was the antenna for the nav, does not seem to need any other sensor wires for accurate location. As for the sound, I am hearing details I have never heard before on my MP3s. The voice feature on the nav is handy, as is the ability to use the nav away from the car. Add built-in Bluetooth, and you cannot go wrong with this unit. A great chance to own a unique car stereo.

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Jamz

Yonkers,NY

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Good value for the price.

September 15, 2012

I replaced my existing 7-inch multimedia head unit without a nav which I found somewhat useless when you need to go to a place not familiar with. Well, thanks Sonic for selling this at this price. For me this unit is pretty and and really go well with my Honda Pilot. The screen is removable and can be used by itself. The nav is very accurate and can be updated easily. Except for a lane guidance (which the unit doesn't have) I think it has everything that most expensive ones have. Although its screen is only 4.3", I did not miss the 7" screen of the previous unit. The ipod/iphone interface have some inconveniences but does not bother me at all. Like your settings will not be remembered once you remove your key from the car. And, something like it limits your ability to look for your music files beyond a set amount while the parking brake is not engage as what other owners have noted. However, you can still select the playlist and the shuffle mode. For the video, if you have an overhead video screen you can connect this unit to it and even though the screen is blank when the car is moving, the passenger on the back can still watch the movie. When your in the radio or Ipod mode the screen is simple white with just the info of what is playing. The time is in small characters at the upper right corner. I tested the bluetooth connected to my blackberry and its very clear on both ends. So far, I did not regret buying this head unit. And it does worked for me. I hope this review like what others did, can help anyone to decide if this unit is for you or not.

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VicBSEE

Joppa, MD

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Unit is ok, could be much better

September 10, 2012

My wife and up got this unit for our new Subaru Forester, and we are not impressed. The user interface for both, the mp3 cd and usb files is minimalistic, the gps data input is touchy, radio reception is ok, and speakers output power could be higher. Our biggest complain is the turn by turn voice instructions. It constantly goes mute, and the only way to follow the gps is by looking at the screen. This can be temporarily fixed by removing and reinserting the gps unit. The price is great, but for about $100.00 or so, one can get a much better unit. I'd not recommend this unit.

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Joe

Poughkeepsie, NY

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Economy model/steering control issue

August 11, 2012

I tried this unit with my '07 Tacoma. The unit itself is ok for the price. The Axxess/ASWC steering wheel control adapter DID NOT WORK. The Axxess company rep was very helpful in trying to resolve the problem; but apparently, this unit had not been tested and just didn't work with the controls - even when I tried to manually program it. The unit itself is not to user friendly. The most annoying discovery was that canceling a trip is hidden by default (you can change this). I tried the unit on an hour long trip and mistakenly hit home early on and had to hear 'Susan' keep telling me to turn around. The only way to change this setting and cancel is to stop and shut off the vehicle. Once you change it, it's ok. Some of the safety features (not allowing ipod to scroll down, and not playing dvd while driving) have value, but cannot be disabled. This can be frustrating (especially ipod control) when a passenger is trying to scroll. I get not distracting the driver, but their should be an override for a passenger to be able to use the unit without restrictions.

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Baltimore, Maryland

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Charles Green, Investor

July 1, 2012

The performance, the price & service are impeccable!

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Product Summary

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AVN4430

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873549006358

Weight

9.50lbs

Internal SKU

avn4430

Internal Product ID

21676

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

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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.

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