Didn't see many reviews on this particular unit, but went with gut instinct and a little internet research and took the chance. VERY impressed!! First, what's not mentioned on this website is that it has a 24-Bit Digital-Analog Converter, just like the higher end models.
Excellent clarity especially on mp3 files pulled from the front located USB port. Power output is genuinely sufficient for my 2005 Town n Country (but the vehicle is also loaded with sound deadening insulation from the factory); sound is quite dynamic with enough power to drive a pair of Audiobahn 6x9's in the back and a pair of 6 1/2 Pioneer separates up front.
Tuner cleanly pulls in stations I never knew existed... RDS is nice and reads streamed data cleanly.
Bluetooth works better than most bluetooth units - every radio I've ever tried has always been a little glitchy; this one is better than most though. Everyone I've spoken with has said that the bluetooth is really clear and didn't include a ton of unwanted background noise. Haven't tried streaming audio from my phone as I prefer the thumb drives.
3-zone color display (buttons, display screen, usb port area) is pretty neat as there are some unique colors in there to choose from... tricky to get to though. (Hint: Choose the clock for the display and push in on the rotary control to open the color/display settings menu - not mentioned in the instructions, BTW...) The clock is nice and legible and has a neat vintage 'rolling numbers' look to it.
-Radio presets are rather tough to navigate while driving. You have to hit a button and scroll through to find what you'd like - not too intuitive.
-Controls take a little getting used to but when you figure them out, you'll wonder why other companies don't set things up this way!
-Included instructions manual is pretty weak. If you have a knack for figuring out things on your own, then it's not a big deal... if you're the type that needs step by step instructions to accomplish things, you might get frustrated (see hint for changing display colors mentioned above).
All in all though, this is a FANTASTIC unit and value for the price! No regrets here, only satisfaction!!
Aaaaaand, I can't forget Sonic's superb customer service and lightning fast shipping!! Truly a first class company in a sea of mediocrity!!!
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