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Pioneer MVH-P8200BT

3" LCD In-Dash Multimedia Receiver with Built-in Bluetooth, SD Card Slot and USB Direct Control

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Pioneer MVH-P8300BT

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An iPods Best Friend

Pioneer has recently introduced a unique multimedia A/V Receiver as part of their 2010 head unit line. The MVH-P8200BT has a 3Ē full-color TFT display with customizable color backgrounds to accommodate your mood or taste. There are 6 background colors to choose from including Blue, Violet, Red, Amber, Green and White. And with over 112 colors for your button illumination, you are sure to find something that matches your personal style and vehicles interior. Do you have a picture that you want to display? The USB or SD card input will allow you to showcase your pictures right there on the screen. The user interface has minimal button but a powerful design. Tailor it your own personal needs by customizing the home menu to have your favorite features at your fingertips. Sound adjustments are endless on this receiver. The rotary commander provides you with easy control through music and audio settings. The 8-band graphic equalizer lets you manually adjust the level of each EQ band and the Advanced Sound Retriever enhanced compressed audio, restoring the original recording.

The integrated Bluetooth technology has become popular over the past year or so and it is no wonder why Pioneer decided to include it in this model. The V2.0 Bluetooth will allow you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through your receiver. The external microphone can be placed anywhere in your vehicle for easy and clear phone conversations. The display shows the callerís information and your conversation will then be heard through the vehicle speakers. While on having a conversation, you can adjust the volume and switch between Private Mode and Hands-free mode. This receiver has iPod and iPhone controls that are simple and easy-to-use. Search your iPods audio and video content by Video, Playlists, Artists, Albums and Songs. After choosing a category, the information is listed alphabetically for easy access to each file. And donít worry about your iPod dying in the middle of your favorite song. The USB Input will provide a charge for device while itís plugged in.

General Features:

  • In-dash Multimedia Receiver with Remote
  • Built-in Bluetooth technology supports hands-free calling with a compatible Bluetooth phone
  • iPod USB direct connectivity via your standard iPod-to-USB connection cable allows you to charge, control, and playback your iPod through the receiver and stereo system
  • Redesigned menu buttons are easy to navigation and customizable
  • Flip-down, detachable face
  • 3" Full color display
  • Wireless remote control included
  • 6 Selectable display colors
  • 112 Variable color illumination button lighting
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • Power Output:
    • Peak: 50 watts x 4 channels
    • RMS: 22 watts x 4 channels (Pioneer Certified)
    • RMS: 14 watts x 4 channels (CEA-2006 Certified)
  • Rear channels can power a subwoofer directly from the speaker wires on the Pioneer harness (70 watt x 1 chan. @ 2 ohm)
  • MP3 ID3 Tag Display (Title/Artist/Album)
  • 1-year Sonic Electronix warranty

Playback and Audio Features:

  • Playback of MP3, WMA, AAC, and DivX
  • Tuner with 18FM/12AM presets
  • With the optional Pioneer CD-MC20, the Pioneer MVH-P8200 will automatically equalize the sound and tailor the acoustics
  • Parametric equalizer with 7 preset tone curves
  • Loudness function
  • On-board bass boost and high pass filter
  • Advanced Sound Retriever technology restores the audio frequencies lost when digital music is compressed, and brings it back to near CD quality for the best possible listening experience

Expandability Options:

  • 3 Sets of 2V preamp outputs (front, rear and subwoofer)
  • SIRIUS or XM Satellite Radio ready: SIRIUS Satellite Radio Solution Package or Pioneer GEX-P920XM and subscription required and sold separately
  • Built-in Bluetooth technology supports hands-free calling with a compatible Bluetooth phone
  • iPod Ready: Connection, control, and charging via front USB
  • HD radio ready: Pioneer GEX-P20HD required and sold separately
  • Front-panel auxiliary input: 3.5mm (headphone jack) allows connection to portable media devices such as MP3 players, etc.
  • SD Card Slot for access to digital media such as MP3, WMA, and DivX files
  • Steering wheel remote ready: PAC SWI-PSv1 or the Axxess ASWC required and sold separately

Key Features And Comparison Chart

Display
7" Widescreen QVGA
7" Widescreen QVGA
7" Widescreen QVGA
5.8" Widescreen QVGA
5.8" Widescreen QVGA
3" Widescreen QVGA
3" Widescreen QVGA
Pre-amp Outputs
3 Sets
(4 Volts)
3 Sets
(4 Volts)
3 Sets
(4 Volts)
3 Sets
(4 Volts)
3 Sets
(4 Volts)
3 Sets
(4 Volts)
3 Sets
(4 Volts)
Playback (DVD/CD)
DVD/CD
DVD/CD
DVD/CD
DVD/CD
DVD/CD
 
 
Video Format (DivX)
USB/SD
USB/SD
Audio Format (MP3/WMA/AAC)
SD Memory Card Slot
USB Interface
FRONT
FRONT
FRONT
FRONT
FRONT
FRONT
FRONT
USB Control for iPod/iPhone
iTunes Tagging
Advanced Sound Retriever
Bluetooth Built-In
Requires CD-BTB200
Requires CD-BTB200
Requires CD-BTB200
Requires CD-BTB200
Satellite Radio Ready
HD Radio Ready
Requires GEX-P20HD
Requires GEX-P20HD
Requires GEX-P20HD
Requires GEX-P20HD
Requires GEX-P20HD
Requires GEX-P20HD
Requires GEX-P20HD
RDS Tuner
Dual Zone Video Playback
 
 
Back-up Camera Ready
 
 
Navigation Ready
 
 

Product History:

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(newest, current model)
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(previous model, replaced by Pioneer MVH-P8300BT)

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.

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.
22 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.
Parametric equalizer with 7 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.
Variable Color Illumination
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.
No
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
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.

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
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

Monitor Screen Features

Touchscreen
If a unit is touchscreen capable, you can control a majority of it's functions by touching the screen.
No
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.
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
Display Adjustment
This refers to the many ways that a units display can be adjusted.
Black Level
Brightness
Color
Contrast
Hue
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.

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.
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.

No
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.
Optional
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)
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)
  • PAC SWI-PSv1: Pioneer Specific, Manual Programming Interface
  • Axxess ASWC: Universal, Automatic Programming Interface
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.
SD Card

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 (via iPod USB Cable or Accessory Cable Below)
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)
iPod Charging Adapter Required
Some Apple iPods require a charging adapter be used for the unit to fully function with the iPod.
No
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.

5G iPod Video (30, 60, & 80GB)
iPod Classic (120GB)
iPod Classic (80 &160GB)
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 Nano 5th Generation (8 & 16GB)
iPod Touch 1st Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
iPod Touch 2nd Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
iPhone
iPhone 3G
iPhone 3GS
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
Sonic Electronix

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
63%
4 Star
38%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.8
Value
4.9
Features
4.6
Design
4.9
Usability
4.4

Formula87

SCS, Michigan

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Amazing!

September 17, 2010

i put this stereo in my 87 firebird and it sounds amazing! My speakers are all amped with a 4-channel TMA along with the 12inch JL w3s on a 500.1 TMA. had the alpine 203/p1 with nav, the sound quality with this stereo is 1000 times better, louder and cleaner! Bluetooth work well syncs great with my iphone 4. Can access my phone book from the HU and also shows caller ID on the screen. worth every penny!

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Dave

Fort Collins, CO

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worth every penny, and Sonic had the lowest price.

October 29, 2010

I bought this head unit to replace a Sony CD which also played MP3's off the CD. I think that the SD card reader in the Pioneer head unit is vastly superior to the MP3 CD reader because you can store so much more on a SD card. The Pioneer head unit also plays WMA which is superior to the MP3. This Pioneer head unit had similar sound to my old Sony head unit until I performed the auto-eq using the optional microphone. Now the sound is vastly superior. My system is composed of three amplifiers, one 4 channel amplifier for the front and rear speakers and two 2 channel amplifiers to drive two 10's and two 12's. All I had to do is set the amplifiers to full range, no bass boost, adjust the gain to half and then run the auto EQ. Now the sound is perfect! I have played hip hop (Method Man, Eminem, Dr. Dre, B.I.G., etc...), metal (metalica, classic Van Halen), classic rock (Led Zeppelin), and tribal trance/electronica (Oakenfold, Tiesto, VanDyke, Dj Paulo). All of these genre's have sounded great! Sorry, but I don't listen to country or classical. I also love the Bluetooth connectivity to my phone. The head unit actually displays the signal strength of my phone on the screen, accesses my phone book, missed calls, placed calls, received calls, etc... This head unit is very awesome, and in my opinion very cheap to buy considering the great price I got at Sonic! My only complaint is the rear break interlock. In order to connect it correctly I had to tear apart my center console which was a major pain in the rear. Even with it connected correctly I still have to turn the ignition switch on and cycle the E-brake because the head unit wants to see the wire at +12vdc and then at ground to make sure that the installer didn't just connect the wire to ground, and with the ignition switch off there is no voltage applied to the E-brake switch. Very very annoying. Also, why can't my passenger access video and such while I am driving? In my opinion this is the most useless and pain in the rear "feature" I have ever seen with a head unit. The previous poster has the right idea: install a switch somewhere which has 12VDC on one pole and 0VDC on the other pole then you can just switch to 12VDC and back to 0VDC to trick the stupid E-brake interlock. (12VDC tells the head unit the E-brake is NOT applied, 0VDC tells the head unit that the E-brake IS applied) I also don't like that there isn't a separate antenna remote in addition to the amp remote. I mean it is possible to listen to music without using the radio, therefore you wouldn't need the antenna to be extended.

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Darryl

Redwood City, CA

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great stereo

December 16, 2012

I loved this thing.... installed it in a 03 lancer. It was bulky and stuck out but the color screen and bluetooth make up for that

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Joshua

Modesto, CA

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great product for the price!

January 30, 2011

This is a great stereo if you have an iphone 4 and don't play a lot of cd's. I got this stereo because most of my music i can play through my phone. in fact im about to order my second one.

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Tim

Elk Grove CA

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Great stereo, No CD

December 23, 2010

Amazing screen and color quality, good illumination effects. Hands free works well sometimes you must talk loud into the mic. No cd player, but I just loaded my music on a 4gig SD card. dont have to mess around with scratched cd's its all there behind the faceplate. Good value for the price. AUX input works well. No complaints.

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neal

the ridge, OH

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great product 5 stars

December 14, 2010

i ordered the MVH 8200BT with 2 sets of Phoenix Gold 6*9s and installed them today, and it sounds amazing ( GREAT PRICE ). I have been in car audio for about 10-15 years now and this is the best sounding receiver I ever had. the only prob I have is the directional circle on the receiver can be a little hard to use and the remote doesn't give you full control but small complaints. Would recommend to anyone. The SD card playback is nice and gives you full album name artist and song, same thing when you use iPhone/iPod(i use iphone 4 and works perfect). Seriously anyone thinking about buying this, its a no brainer!!!!!!!!!!!

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adelphia83

Vandalia, IL

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Great receiver

December 5, 2010

Great receiver, outstanding balance of features versus price. Omitting the CD player seems to have opened up a lot of doors and allowed this receiver to implement features you don't normally find at this price. Sound quality is great, lots of ways to adjust the sound to suit your preference. The display is probably this unit's greatest asset. Very colorful, a real head turner that makes the receiver appear a lot more expensive than it really is. Menu system is very intuitive. Bluetooth works well and maintains a simplicity that allows most people to connect their phones and other gadgets without a degree in engineering. The real downside is the control used to navigate the menus. The button press is awkward and difficult to get just right while driving. With enough practice, I've gotten used to it, but it's a pain. Some functions (especially audio settings and radio presets) need a separate button on the face of the display, instead of having to navigate through 4 different submenus while driving. I'll get an instant ticket if I pass a cop with my subwoofer turned up since with this deck I have no easy way to attenuate it-- There's 4 submenus and eight keypresses required to change it. A slight exaggeration, but you get the point. Many commonly used functions are this way. Could use a lower high pass filter, 40hz perhaps. Maybe allow a seperate high pass filter for the front and rear speakers like Kenwood does. Lastly, 4V preouts would be a nice option, but all of these are nit-picking for a receiver at this price.

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November 22, 2010

This is great!!!!! Just got it, iPod interface is wonderful. It is a great buy for the money, better than the Kenwood version comparing prices.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

MVH-P8200BT

UPC

012562976075

Weight

3.50lbs

Internal SKU

mvhp8200bt

Internal Product ID

22423

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: Pioneer MVH-P8200BT