I was concerned on initial purchase, I've avoided Sony car audio for the last 10 years because everything I had tried was junk. Shopping for a single din with 3 sets of preouts at 4 or more volts isn't easy, you don't have a lot to pick from. I've stuck with Kenwood and Alpine for the last several years.
Why I chose this deck (aside from number of preouts and voltage):
1. The price, If it wasn't up to my standards it would be extremely easy for me to re sell and not loose any money.
2. 7 band parametric EQ. most are 5 or less.
3. The menu is setup very similar to Kenwoods which i'm used to
Why i'm keeping it (aside from whats listed above):
1. It has the same fake T/A as Kenwood only this one doesnt trap you into pre set listening positions, you can fine tune each output individually! bloody amazing!
2. The deck has been a rock solid performer, even at -32C, it gets the slow display they all do but aside from that zero issues.
3. The deck menu is great to use, clock is super easy to set and change, and they made it VERY easy to shut off demo mode (thanks for that)
4. The sound menu stays on the setting you exited on, so I just leave it at sub level, no having to scroll through from the beginning everytime you go into it.
1. the joystick, as mentioned, can be tough to use, but they all are.
2. You cant set all sound/EQ functions with the remote alone, you have to the use joystick for parts.
3. With a regular iPod cable my phone (4S) isn't recognized through the front USB port. I only tried it once I'll try it again. This is only a con as I like to have the sound from youtube videos go through the stereo
*IPHONE 5 USERS THIS DOES NOT COME WITH INTERNAL ELBOW FOR YOUR PLUG*
Overall a great deck, the features are great, screen is pretty easy to read during the day, I like the menu's and the expand-ability.
would recommend to friends fur sure.
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