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Pioneer DEH-P8400BH

In-Dash Bluetooth Car Stereo Receiver w/ HD Radio, iPod Control and MIXTRAX Technology

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General Features:

  • In-dash AM/FM, CD, MP3, WMA Receiver with Remote
  • Bluetooth Technology built-in for hands-free calling and A2DP music streaming
  • HD Radio integrated for highest quality digital sound
  • MIXTRAX Technology creates a non-stop mix of your music with DJ inspired effects
  • Pandora internet radio integration with connected iPhone
  • Full-dot 3-line LCD display (192 x 48 pixels)
  • Flip-down, detachable theft-deterrent, anti-dust face plate
  • Selectable illuminated button lighting with over 210,000 colors
  • Complete 2-way iPod control from the stereo or device
  • App mode allows listening of content from downloaded iTunes apps
  • iTunes Tagging marks your favorite songs on HD Radio and loads them in iTunes
  • Power Output:
    • Peak: 50 watts x 4 channels
    • Pioneer Rated RMS: 22 watts x 4 channels
    • CEA-2006 Rated RMS: 14 watts x 4 channels
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • Wireless remote control included
  • CD text information display
  • MP3 ID3 Tag Display (Title/Artist/Album)
  • 1-year Sonic Electronix Warranty

Playback and Audio Features:

  • Playback of CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, WAV, AAC and WMA
  • AM/FM Supertuner IIID with 18FM/6AM presets
  • Advanced Sound Retriever enhances compressed audio
  • Electronic Shock Protection (ESP)
  • 5-band graphic equalizer with 7 selectable tone curves (5 Preset, 2 User)
  • 24bit Digital Analog Converter (DAC) to enhance your MP3/WMA playback
  • High Pass and Low Pass crossover filters
  • Separate subwoofer level control

Expandability Options:

  • 3 Sets of 4V preamp outputs (front, rear and subwoofer)
  • SIRIUS or XM Satellite Radio Ready: SIRIUS Radio Package or XM Radio Package and subscription required and sold separately
  • Built-in Bluetooth technology supports hands-free calling with a compatible Bluetooth phone
  • iPod and iPhone Ready: Pioneer USB-to-iPod Cable compatible
  • Front Auxiliary Input: 3.5mm headphone jack allows connection to portable media devices such as MP3 players
  • Rear USB Input: USB port allows connection to digital devices such as flash drives, portable media players, etc.
  • Steering Wheel Control Ready: PAC SWI-PSv1 or the Axxess ASWC required and sold separately

Bluetooth Features:

  • Built-in Bluetooth technology for hands-free talking and audio streaming
  • Bluetooth version 3.0 +EDR certified
  • Bluetooth range up to 32.8 ft.
  • Supports SMS message notifications and A2DP audio streaming
  • Bluetooth Profiles Supported:
    • HFP: Hands Free Profile allows a hands-free car kit to connect to a compatible mobile phone
    • HSP: Headset Profile enables a Bluetooth headset to connect to a compatible mobile phone
    • PBAP: Phone Book Access Profile allows the car stereo to display the name of the incoming caller, as well as access the contact list of the mobile phone directly from the car stereo
    • A2DP: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile allows high quality audio to be streamed from an audio device to the car stereo
    • AVRCP: Audio/Video Remote Control Profile supports basic remote control functions (play, pause, etc) via Bluetooth
    • OPP: Object Push Profile for sending basic "objects" such as pictures and other virtual material
    • GAP: Generic Access Profile
    • SDP: Service Discovery Protocol
  • Works with most Bluetooth enabled cell phones
  • Includes a wired microphone for clear, distortion-free talking

Also Found As: DEHP8400BH, DEH-P8400, DEHP8400, DEH-8400BH, DEH-8400BH





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Product History:

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(previous model, replaced by Pioneer DEH-X8600BH)
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(previous model, replaced by Pioneer DEH-X8500BH)

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.
14 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.
4 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.
5-band graphic equalizer with 7 selectable 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.

Dot-Matrix 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.

Multi Tone Shading
Button Color
Refers to the color of the physical buttons on the unit.
Variable Color Illumination
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
DVD Region Number
This is the region number that the DVD receiver is compatible with. Almost any device that has the ability to play a DVD disk has a region number. DVD region codes restrict playback of movies that come from geographical locations outside of your residing place.
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.

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.
Rear
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

Device Mirroring
This is the ability to "mirror" a device's screen (i.e SmartPhone or Tablet) onto the headunit's display. Please check with the manufacture's website for updated information regarding compatibility and cables required for proper performance.

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.
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.
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.
Yes (Built-in/Included [Bluetooth Controls, Adapter and/or Microphone Included])
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 Steering Wheel Control Interface
  • Axxess ASWC: Universal Steering Wheel Control 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.
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
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 Nano 6th Generation (8 & 16GB)
iPod Touch 1st Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
iPod Touch 2nd Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
iPod Touch 3nd Generation (8, 32 & 64GB)
iPod Touch 4th Generation (8, 32 & 64GB)
iPhone
iPhone 3G
iPhone 3GS
iPhone 4
iPhone 4S

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
67%
4 Star
29%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
4%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.7
Value
4.7
Features
4.7
Design
4.4
Usability
4.4
ERIC

WARNER ROBINS, GA

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Good bang for the buck

February 21, 2014

I put this in my daughter's car for her birthday. It's got everything she needed and then some. Bluetooth with media streaming and hands free calling, iPhone support with just the standard USB cable and it even controls Pandora on her iPhone. The MIXTRAX and lighting effects are pretty awesome as well.

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Dylan

odessa, TX

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Great HU for the price!

January 6, 2014

Bluetooth works without a hitch, the range is limited to inside the car but it's no problem at all. The sound quality of the BT is excellent.
It takes a bit of getting used to as far as the controls and features, but any HU is at first. No problems so far after about 5 weeks since installation. The 4 volt preamp are a nice feature as well.

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Big Mike

Virginia

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December 30, 2013

Best prices, great products. I've been buying from sonic for several years now.2 thumbs up guys!

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Juan

Brownsville, TX

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MUY BUEN ARTICULO Y A MEJOR PRECIO PIONEER LO MENOR

April 10, 2014

EL ESTEREO ES MUY BUENO Y SEGURO ME VA A DURAR MUCHOS AŅOS COMO LOS OTROS QUE HE TENIDO
MUY BUENA CALIDAD
LO RECOMIENDO AMPLIAMENTE

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Mike

Mount Pleasant, MI

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good deal

February 2, 2014

stereo has a great bluetooth.a remote, and 3 sets of preouts. works great!

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Rebecca

Salt Lake City, UT

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January 23, 2014

This company is fantastic! The website is easy to use, and very helpful in making sure that the purchase will work for your needs. In addition to that, the price was the cheapest I had found anywhere. The product was shipped extremely quickly and it arrived nicely packaged. No damage whatsoever. The item itself is great! So easy to use, and so many great features! Our favorite feature is the Bluetooth. It's so nice to be able to use hands free calling! I would definitely recommend this company as well as this product.

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VICTOR

SAN DIEGO, CA

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BEST STEREO I EVER HAD

September 19, 2013

Best stereo I have had, I didn't even tried the active yet and still sound amazing. Highly recommended.

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Charles

huron, SD

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Good unit but not for me

December 16, 2013

This unit has a lot of features for its low price. 3 sets of 4v pre outs are awesome. hd radio helps me get stations but sounds bad compared to my deh-63ub. thats not that big of a deal compared to the small text size on the screen i am a diabetic going through retinopathy and can see to drive fine but couldn't read the buttons or the screen text. Also when using a usb drive with mp3 audio i get a weird white noise sound that raises and lowers with the volume control and the rear usb is a pain i really like having front usb.

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cody

corpus christi, TX

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Love it

December 2, 2013

I bought this for my 2000 Dodge Durango. It fit perfect and installation was no problem. Bluetooth works great with my Galaxy S4 and I also have my old iPhone 4 plugged in to the USB. Have had no complaints about anyone not being able to hear me through the mic during phone calls. Color options are awesome, just wish there were more moving backgrounds to choose from. Over all great head unit for the price and since Sonic Electronix through in the wire adapter and harness just made it even better. Would recommend this to anyone.

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Lamont

Aurora, CO

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Amazing deck

October 4, 2013

Ive been buying decks since the 1980s. Alpine
Kenwood etc. I had bought another alpine to
Replace old alpine. Upon installation installer
Told me it wouldnt work. I asked his opinion on a deck
He told me i have high end equipment. I should
Have a high end deck. He told me this model. best
Deck ive ever owned. it does everything. Will buy
Another to have just in case. My alpine would distort on 25 i can go up to 40 easy on this deck no distortion. Now days its not company as a whole but
Individual equipment that can be high end.

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TahoeGuy

Gardnerville, NV

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Lacking...

August 29, 2013

Bought this because I figured it would be similar to the 6500 that died after 5 months of light usage. Does not control iPhone over Bluetooth like the 6500 did. Controls and menu's are limited. Sound quality is good. Gave it a 3 for durability but suspect its a similar platform to the 6500 so who knows.

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Ryan

Blountsville, AL

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Good Radio

August 13, 2013

Bought this radio for my pick-up. It works really well and sounds even better!

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Scott

Youngtown, AZ

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Pioneer 8400BH

July 21, 2013

Very cool head unit, does pretty much anything you can think of. I thought the mixtrax thing would be alot cooler but it is not cool at all. All it does is add weird scratching noises between songs but there is another feature that allows you to play songs from just one artists/album/etc so that makes up for the stupid scratching noises. Also the mixtrax thing makes my stereo go into some sort of epileptics nightmare and you cannot make it stop blinking while in this mode. For me, mixtrax sold the headunit but turned out to be the worst feature but ALL the other features make up for it by far.

Also dont hook your phone up to it or shut bluetooth off on your phone if you dont wanna be bothered while listening to a song. It turns your music off so the damn phone can come through, which is to be expected I guess. Seriously, it has more features than you will remember how to use. Also, the headunit is about 6 inches deep and with your RCA plugs add 2 inches check your dash depth I tried to set it completely back but that didnt work for my car. The carriage to hold the radio is solid and well thought out.

This head unit is a very good investment IMHO, I expect i'll be using this for 5+ years. If you are on the fence hope this review helps you out. Buy it you wont be disappointed.

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Dave

Lewistown, PA

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Great product, as expected from Pioneer

April 22, 2012

The MIXTRAX is pretty cool, and it just has the sound quality and "user freindly" features and controls that Pioneer has always provided. I would recomend this to anybody, for just a HU replacment up to building a complete stereo system.

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Shawn

Canada

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Great

April 21, 2014

This car deck fit perfectly in my 1994 4Runner I ran 4 speakers off it with no amp and they still performed extremely well. The Mixtracks can get annoying sometimes but its supper easy to turn off and on with just the puch of one button I would definitely buy this again! Great job Pioneer and Great customer service Sonic

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Brandon

Tucson, AZ

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Pioneer DEH-P8400BH review

March 10, 2014

Excellent product. User interface is great except there are no preset station buttons. It takes preset stations but it's hard to find them at first. This really is a non issue for me as I primarily use the bluetooth feature. All in all, this is a great product.

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barry

blaine, TN

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good headunit!

December 23, 2013

Installed this headunit in a customers chevrolet truck.. loved the features.. lots of power.. very tuneable..

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CoolFool (Larry)

Palmdale, CA.

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Pioneer DEH-P8400BH

December 7, 2013

This unit has many features and sounds great for the price. The knob for the sound level is a little hard to use because if you hit or tap the knob it go into a feature mode. The tuner section has great reception for a unit of this price.

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joshua

hollywood, FL

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radio

October 29, 2013

great radio works as should, BIG HINT WHEN ADDING A AMPLIFIER USE THE FRONT RCA OUTPUT IF USING 1 AMP TO HEAR THE BLUETOOTH!!! otherwise great equipment

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Michael

Bedford, TX

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Great head unit

October 12, 2013

This Pioneer head unit is one of the best I have seen for the money. It is user friendly and full featured. The Bluetooth works wonderfully with my phone for music and phone use. .

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Sam

Fairport, NY

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Amazing Headunit

April 30, 2012

This is a great head unit. It has clear sound and lots of features. The color changing screen and buttons light up my whole car at night, it looks sweet with matrix running. The rear usb is great because I think from usb just looks ugly and I can keep my ipod tucked away in the hand rest. It dose come with a mic for the blue-tooth and a usb extender cable with was plenty long to run inside my console. I love the sub controls built into it. The low pass and gain come in handy when you cant reach the controls on your amp when driving and the high pass filter eliminates bass distortion from door and rear speakers. ONLY 2 cons I can say of is the screen can be a tad bit hard to see in the sun if you don't have a good color picked, and it can be a little hard to navigate wile driving especial since you have to go though a menu just to pause a song, and you cant change the volume when you in a menu so it can take a second to turn down. Overall an amazing product only thing it could use is a glare free finish and more buttons for better navigation.

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August

Saint Petersburg, FL

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awesome radio for the $

July 13, 2014

i wrote down the all features i wanted and surfed the web til i found the cheapest way of getting them in one unit, which led me here. if you've read my other reviews on this site, then you know i'm a harsh electronics critic. this radio has exceeded my expectations. it sounds great, and it allowed me to totally tailor my bi-amp set-up (using a 4 channel amp and a 2 channel amp for sub). supremely tunable and very user-friendly. the on-board amp is kinda weak but i'm not using it anyway. BT audio, HD radio, USB, hands-free calling... what's not to like? i also like the absence of 50 million buttons on the front; it looks clean and uncluttered. i put it in my old truck -which i'm now driving more than my primary car... if i could give it 6 stars for value i would

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Kenneth

Melbourne, FL

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A review after nearly 2 years of use

January 14, 2014

I purchased this head unit in the beginning of 2012. Still going strong today. It has a ton of features packed in for the price point. Three pair of 4V RCA outputs, a nice looking screen that is capable of fitting three full lines of information (versus 1 or 2 on many other units), a HPF, and one other feature that a really love that most head units don't have...... rear USB. Nearly every other single-din head unit around this price point has their USB port on the front face. This means I have an ugly cord hanging from my dash and I have to stash my iPod somewhere. Rear USB lets me stash the iPod in the glove box, see no cords, and keep everything out of sight from thieves.

I do have a couple of small gripes though. First, I hate the forward/back lever surrounding the volume knob. It's something Pioneer started trying out and I think it's super cheesy and trinket-y. Second, the USB connection to iPods is not flawless. Sometimes the iPod doesn't pause and turns off when I turn off the car. Sometimes it won't unpause and I have to dig in the glove box, only to find out that the iPod is locked up in kind of a half-Pioneer half-iPod state and must be hard reset. Both are pretty rare (once every ~6 weeks), but after 2 years of use, it's annoying. Last, the call quality on the bluetooth is not too good. I've tried moving the microphone to multiple locations over my period of ownership, but zero improvement.

All in all, a great offering. It has a a wonderful sound to it. I would HIGHLY recommend Pioneer's head units, but probably not this model.

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Kyle

Kelso,wa, WA

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Great unit, not for iphone 4 or above :(

November 10, 2013

Pro's: Sounds great, looks great, 3 sets of rca outputs, great quality, great price.

Con's: Can't change song with the deck using a iphone 4 or above with the bluetooth function :(

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acurarsx2005

Canada

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am radio struggling....

September 18, 2013

I listen to 820 am radio station, and it is struggling to work.
I thought the quality of my radio stations would get better with HD radio.
disappointed.

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Gary

San Jose, CA

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Great Buy!

January 22, 2013

I installed this unit on my RV, Great sound, ease of use, clear blue tooth
cell, I'm thinking of adding the same unit to my Toyota truck.

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omar

clewiston, FL

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great !!

January 16, 2013

I love this company and all ways have great customer service

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Jamster

Jamesville , NC

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I love it !!

September 21, 2012

This stereo is the best ive ever owned and ive owned quite a few. it has the best sound quality ive heard. The bass is clear and pounds, the mids sound awesome and the highs are great. I have a champ pro 12 with 2 450 kenwoods pushing it in the trunk. Havent got to redoing the highs and mids with a amp yet but have the nice pioneer 6x9s and 5 1/4 with separate tweets. I will be getting some newer 5-1/4s very soon + a single amp to run the sub (to many wires in the trunk) and amps for mids and highs. Hope it holds up like the other pioneer products ive owned. Thanks again Sonic yall kick butt, and like i said ill be back fo sho. :)

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Drew

west liberty, OH

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great features

March 28, 2014

Easy to use and sounds great would buy again has a lot of the same features as a 300$ head unit

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Ethan

Riddle, OR

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Christmas gift.

January 12, 2014

I got this product as a present for my brother and he absolutely loves it compared to any other deck he has owned. 100% satisfied.

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Josh

Stockton, CA

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sweet

January 6, 2014

Just like every Pioneer deck I've ever owned. Great products! This is replacing another Pioneer deck that has been in my Ram 3500 work truck for about 12 years. Dust, dirt, moisture, extreme vibration. That's the environment it lives in all day everyday and its lasted 12 yes. I know this one will be as good. Its a beautiful deck too. Almost too nice for my truck. Sonic has always been good to deal with.

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john

peru, Illinois

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works great!

February 20, 2013

this product is very nice. it is very user friendly. at the bigging i was hesitant about getting this because i could probably get a lower ranked touch screen for the price. but this thing is totally worth it and does its job amazing. i love the blue tooth and it works amazing with my subs. i would recommend this product to anyone just looking for a nicer radio nothing to flashy!

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dukslayer

Saffell, AR

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Great player!

January 30, 2013

Awsum player for great price! Would reccomend to any one for a great value!

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93BIGBLAZER

Tuscaloosa, AL

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Great headunit!

September 10, 2012

Needed to replace my old headunit so i got this. For the price its pretty good considering all the features it has. 22x4 rms, hpf, lpf, bluetooth, mixtrax, pandora,aux, 5band eq, sub settings 3 4V outputs. Easy to use. bluetooth syncs to my Pantech Burst quick and easy, and call quality is great. Helped my entire system. I would recommend this unit to anyone!

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Jake

Grandville, Michigan

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Best value out there

June 29, 2012

I bought this head unit to replace my kenwood one from 2007 and man i cant believe the difference, the sound quality is light years better and all the features are amazing. Great product. got to my house in 2 days which was sweet. the Bluetooth is great. my bass was increased by 1000% i would recommend this to anyone.

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Alex

Crown Point, IN

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great deal for the money

June 16, 2012

Just got this radio for my wife and I cant be happier with it. Installed it a few days ago and everything works the way it should, bluetooth streaming is very good, with much improved quality of sound over another pioneer cd player with 3.5mm aux. Hookup for streaming music, hd radio sounds good and remote comes in handy. Bluetooth phone works excellent. Typical pioneer quality. Only problem I had was poor reception during initial install which was corrected by the Sonic customer service reps. Installing the harnesses due to the radio being HD, power antenna wire from antenna adapter, power antenna wire from the wiring harness and power antenna wire from radio had to be joined together, which provides much improved and strengthened signal for the hd radio and eliminated static. I'm not really digging the removal of buttons for stations, but I guess thats the new trend these days.

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Tyler

Glencoe, MN

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Great Deck!!

April 25, 2012

I bought this to replace my Alpine IDA-X305s and dang is this deck amazing! I went from 3 2volt pre-outs to 3 4volt pre-outs and does it make a difference. The user friendly menu is great too, doesn't take me long to change something. The Graphic EQ is cool to have too, it can be a little touchy tho but you'll be able to find where you want it.

I defiantly recommended this deck!

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samson971

Guadeloupe

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yes yes yes

March 17, 2014

hello very good product
I do not regret my purchase

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David

El Paso, TX

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Awesome stereo

March 13, 2014

I bought this stereo to replace factory stereo on my Honda, all the features and functions are perfect for any one trying to upgrade . Sounds great looks even better! I would definitely recommend this stereo. Specially for the hands free system never miss another call again while driving.

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PR

IL

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Great value for price

February 4, 2014

The 8400BH is a good stero for the money. Teo of the great features is the fact it has bluetooth built into the unit. The remote is nice while you are drving on the highway. Overall it was a solid purchase from the product, ontime delivery and a follow up by Sonice customer service.
PR from Illinois

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Gary

VillaPark, Il

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HUGE UPGRADE

January 24, 2014

I replaced the old Monsoon stereo in my 03 Grand Am because it had seen better days. I wanted both HD and Bluetooth and the DEH-P8400BH
had both plus 2USB plugs. I also replaced al 4 speakers with a low budget set costing under $50. This unit sounds great even with the cheap speakers and the extra HD channels are clear and great to listen to. Bluetooth works just fine and since our law says we need hands free while driving I dont need to pull off the road to take a phonecall.Its a great stereo for the price.

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Justin

Terrell, TX

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Great buy!

January 8, 2014

Was in need of a new head unit after my old one decided to quit on me.This unit is awesome and very popular in the car audio world. My girlfriend and I both run this same unit.

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Juan

Brownsville, TX

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Very Good!!!

September 19, 2013

I bought the stereo after my old pioneer stopped working (my fault). I prefer pioneer stereos over other brands, the sound quality is just better. After i installed the stereo i noticed a huge difference in sound, the bass was 10 times louder and the audio was very clear and clean. The stereo just looks and sounds amazing.

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Daniel

Norway

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Shakem' Up

October 30, 2012

When it comes to audio, you mostly go for Pioneer. And this sub is exactly why you go for Pioneer. They don't cheap out or half ass anything, they just focus on how to make their stuff sound and perform awesome.

This thing just rumbles everything, hits the lowest tones and sends the bass marching out. It's butt ugly, but at least there's not chrome and skeletons everywhere.

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Keith

Clayton, NJ

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Good value

June 2, 2014

Good head unit for the money, it has been reliable, just upgraded to a pioneer nex unit for GPS ability.

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Chuck

Daytona Beach, FL

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Much better than any unit that starts with a K.

January 21, 2014

Crystal clear studio quality sound, ( I've worked in recording studios), and all the accoutrements to make a user friendly pleasing sound system experience for the road.
The five band eq, many parameter subwoofer adjustments, hi and low pass filter adjustments make for a perfectly tailored studio in my car.
I replaced a new unit from the K Company at the same price. This Pioneer is worth twice the price if you go by sound, looks and ease of use.

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Jesse

Spotswood, NJ

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Good product for the price, problem with fitment on cobalt

January 7, 2014

I always buy Pioneer head units because to me they are the best on the market. This one was no different, very happy with the product as far as it being a stereo goes. What I'm not happy about is that to fit it in a 2006 chevy cobalt I had to break off the plastic in where the radio goes and remove this metal crossbar that was held on with 2 bolts. It was really frustrating trying to figure out why it wouldn't fit in and it made me have to break and remove part of the car to fit it. I've had other headunits in the car and never had a problem, my guess is that the large heat sink on the back of the radio was what was contacting the metal bar. Would have given 5 stars if it wasn't for this issue. Please state that it will not fit in chevy cobalts without modification.

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Kevin

Burlington, IA

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Great Deal

January 19, 2014

My customer was looking for a cheap inexpensive radio, to replace her factory head unit. What she got, was a CD Player, Bluetooth Hands Free calling and an external USB port for IPad, and an Aux port. She got a lot of bang for her buck!

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Vassago

Texas

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Pioneer does it again

January 9, 2014

Another quality unit by the Pioneer people. Packed with features this unit delivers quality HD sound. The blue tooth feature makes for clear and easy communication. Phone integration is snap for easy access to your phone book. Overall this is a great unit for single din applications, the low Sonic Electronix price made it a value that couldn't be passed up. Don't pay more elsewhere.

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price. Bluetooth, HD Radio and quality sound.
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everything else was pioneer so i kept with it
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

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DEH-P8400BH

UPC

884938147101

Weight

3.80lbs

Internal SKU

dehp8400bh

Internal Product ID

42778

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-P8400BH