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Pioneer DEH-33HD

In-Dash AM/FM, CD, MP3, WMA Player with iPod Control & Built-In HD Radio

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General Features:

  • In-dash AM/FM, CD, MP3, WMA player with Remote
  • Detachable face security
  • White LCD 10 character display
  • Wireless remote control included
  • Red button lighting
  • 3-Way rotary commander volume control
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • Power Output (4 Ohm and 5% THD):
    • Peak: 50 watts x 4 channels
    • Continuous: 22 watts x 4 channels
  • Power Output (4 Ohm and <1% THD+N):
    • RMS: 14 watts x 4 channels
  • CD Text Display
  • MP3 ID3 Tag Display (Title/Artist/Album)
  • iTunes Tagging: With your iPod or iPhone plugged in you can "tag" a song you hear on HD Radio for future download in iTunes
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

Playback and Audio Features:

  • Playback of CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, WAV and WMA
  • Supertuner IIID tuner with 24 stations and 6 presets
  • Sound Retriever enhances compressed audio files
  • EQ3 3-band parametric equalizer with 6 preset tone settings
  • Source level adjustment allows independent volume adjustment of each individual source
  • Subwoofer low-pass filter (50, 63, 80, 100 or 125 Hz)
  • 3-Mode loudness (Low, Mid, High)
  • BSM Best Station Memory
  • RDS Radio data system
  • 24-Bit D/A Converter

Expandability Options:

  • 2 Sets of 2V preamp outputs (front, rear/subwoofer)
  • HD Radio Built-in: Receive higher quality HD stations for free
  • iPod/iPhone Ready: Pioneer CD-iU50 required for direct control
  • Front-panel auxiliary input: 3.5mm (headphone jack) allows connection to portable media devices such as MP3 players, etc
  • Front-panel USB input: 3.5mm (headphone jack) allows connection to portable media devices such as MP3 players, etc

iPods Compatible with APP Mode:

  • iPhone 3GS (software version 3.1.2 or later)
  • iPhone 3G (software version 3.1.2 or later)
  • iPhone (software version 3.1.2 or later)
  • iPod Touch 3rd generation (software version 4.0 or later)
  • iPod Touch 2nd generation (software version 3.1.2 or later)
  • iPod Touch 1st generation (software version 3.1.2 or later)

Key Features And Comparison Chart


 DEH-33HD 
Display
Full Dot OEL
(160 x 48)
LCD Text
10-Character
Full Dot OEL
(160 x 48)
LCD Text
2-Line
LCD Text
10-Character
LCD Text
10-Character
LCD Text
8-Character
LCD Text
10-Character
OEL
3-Line
Color Customization
 
 
 
210,000+
Colors
210,000+
Colors
 
 
 
 
Pre-amp Outputs
3 Sets
(4 Volts)
2 Sets
(2 Volts)
3 Sets
(4 Volts)
2 Sets
(2 Volts)
2 Sets
(2 Volts)
2 Sets
(2 Volts)
1 Set
(2 Volts)
1 Set
(2 Volts)
3 Sets
(4 Volts)
Media Playback
MP3
WMA
AAC
MP3
WMA
MP3
WMA
AAC
MP3
WMA
AAC
MP3
WMA
AAC
MP3
WMA
MP3
WMA
MP3
WMA
MP3
WMA
AAC
AUX Input
(Mini-Jack)
FRONT
FRONT
FRONT
FRONT
FRONT
FRONT
FRONT
FRONT
REAR
USB Interface
FRONT
FRONT
FRONT
FRONT
FRONT
FRONT
FRONT
 
REAR
USB Control for
iPod/iPhone
 
iPod
Only
iPhone Pandora
App Control
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
APP Mode
 
 
 
iTunes Tagging
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Advanced Sound
Retriever
Bluetooth Built-In
Requires
CD-BTB200
Requires
CD-BTB200
 
 
 
 
 
Satellite Radio Ready
 
 
 
 
 
 
HD Radio
Requires
GEX-P20HD
 
 
 
 
 
Requires
GEX-P20HD
RDS Tuner
 
 
Remote Control

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.
2 Pairs (Front and Switchable Rear/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.
No
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.
3-Band EQ
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.

LCD 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.
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.
94 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.
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.
Front
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

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
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.
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.
No
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.

No
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

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.
No

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
14%
4 Star
14%
3 Star
57%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
14%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.0
Value
3.1
Features
3.4
Design
2.6
Usability
2.4

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Insanity

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Pioneed DEH-33HD

June 14, 2012

Installed myself in a 2005 Dodge Stratus, took a minute to set up (including turning off subwoofer on the R R Speaker to remove "pothole bass" effects) Powering a Kenwood KEH8105D amp and a pair of 10" Polk DXi Series speakers. The sound is clear, the bass hits well, the HD radio is awesome. My only complaint is the user interactions, but once you learn the screen, you can tell how the menus work and set up easy. Biggest one is the subwoofer control is only available when the unit is "off", so if your speakers sound bad, turn the unit off, and look for subwoofer controls in the interface, it uses the purple wires (R R) as a sub input also.

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Brandon

Norman Park, GA

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Pioneer 33HD

March 4, 2012

I have this in my 98 eclipse and it functions great. It is simple to use if you just take a couple of minutes to read the manual and not try to work it on your own. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a great stereo at an affordable price.

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Patrick

Columbus, OH

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Good Radio, but not user friendly

October 19, 2011

The controls are a joke. I have a hard time switching from one function to another. The volume and tuner controls are in the same dial which leads to massive confusion. The stereo itself and the features are a good deal for the money. I only wish it were easier to operate.

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George

Bothell, WA

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total junk

September 13, 2011

Junk-- worked for about 4 hours and then quit, will no longer play cd's.

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chris

Australia

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good

September 5, 2011

I'm very happy with the car radio i think u have a great web site and u ship to australia too. Thanks!

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Joseph

Spencerport, NY

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September 2, 2011

Back in the day, Pioneer is all I purchased for Decks back when their Premier Series was still around. Now after looking at these newer "low-end" Decks from Pioneer, I must say I am a little disappointed. This Deck has a pretty decent EQ and puts out a pretty clear signal to my Speakers although, this is not very "user-friendly" at all. I found it very hard to navigate this Deck to get to where I needed to be. On a Plus side, the front USB feature is nice for quick connections between USB Drives, iPods and MP3 Players, and 2 RCA outputs on the back to install more than one Amplifier. Overall, for in it's price range, I would suggest saving a bit more and looking into either the DEH-P8300UB or DEH-P7200HD.

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GruchMasta

williamstown, NJ

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not too bad ,not that good

August 24, 2011

the bad : 1.first of all i hate the display - in 2005 (yes) honda civic radio seats in an angle and you can barely see the display cause its not bright enough plus it has not enough characters - 2 lines on display would be nice 2.and HD radio - when signal is fading a bit ( i guess ? dont know exactly how it is working with HD) radio switches to regular FM and you can hear sound quality dropping ,next second when you get better signal - sound is better - that is kind of annoying 3. dont have usb in the back of the radio the good : everything else is working good - FM ,mp3 CD ,or USB mp3 and the aux input - using it to play radio from cell phone

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Accessory Tools and Products

Accessories added

Monster Cable MPC CLNKIT-SM CN

2 Bottles of LCD Screen Clean with Cleaning Cloth

Your Price $2.99

Scosche TK12 Car Stereo Installation Kit

Includes panel removal tool, wire cutter/stripper, test light, RCA cable runner, screwdriver, and more!

Your Price $12.99

9-Piece Durable Nylon Plastic Pry & Chisel Tool Set

Helps with car stereo installation for use with dash and trim.

Your Price $14.99

18 Butt Connectors, 2 Ring Terminals, and Zip Ties

Great for connecting your car stereo wires to the harness.

Your Price $3.99

SoundKase DFC1X

Soft-Sided Nylon Receiver Faceplate Case

Your Price $5.99

Scosche SPL Meter

Monitor the noise level of your new car audio system with this SPL meter measuring from 60-135 dB.

Your Price $21.99

AutoSound 2000 CD-104

Audiophile reference series test disc for evaluation of all audio components.

Your Price $11.99

AutoSound 2000 CD-102

High frequency test CD specifically designed for the set-up and evaluation of sound system imaging and placement.

Your Price $11.99

Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

DEH-33HD

UPC

884938121156

Weight

3.50lbs

Internal SKU

deh33hd

Internal Product ID

31082

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 DEH-33HD