Ordered this head unit on Saturday and it was delivered the next Wednesday (free shipping). I can't ask for a better start than that. The install did require that I use a side bracket off of my factory radio but that was because the kit that I got from the auto shop had a design flaw. I previously had a 6 year old half-din Sony X-Plod deck but needed something with a third pre-out and iphone compatibility but I got a whole lot more. The Clarion sounds better, has many more options to customize my sound and allows for custom color settings to match your interior. The audio is a lot richer than my Sony which I felt did not produce a "warm" enough full sound. Maybe it is partially due to the 4V output but this thing sounds a heck of a lot better already. Many previous reviewers noted that Clarion was known for great sound. The iphone setup was pretty easy but I had to search the web to find the pin (1234) to pair my phone to the Clarion. To this point I have streamed music over bluetooth (which was easy and sounds good enough for me) and made a test call to my wife while sitting in the drive way. She could hear me fine but I think that we'll have problems when I'm on the highway and leaning back in my seat - my vehicle produces quite a bit of road noise - we'll see. I still need to test out the sound quality and controls using the iphone cable but I expect it to only be better. Finally, I also think my FM radio quality is improved. That's it. If you are looking for a double-din car stereo with a lot of features built in for a low price then this is the way to go. You can pay a lot more and get less. My only concern is the lack of an external bluetooth mic but not having it keeps the purchase and install cost down for me so I was ok with this from the start.
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