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Pioneer X-EM21 (XEM21) Micro CD/iPod/iPhone Dock Shelf System FM Tuner and USB

Micro CD/iPod/iPhone Dock Shelf System FM Tuner and USB

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The compact and convenient XEM21 hi-fi system connects to a variety of sources. It integrates a digital dock on top for iPod/iPhone, and offers support for iPad through USB. Video content can be routed to a connected display via the composite video output. Playback of MP3 or WMA files is supported from both the front USB input as well as from the hi-fi quality CD-drive mechanism, which is compatible with CD and CD-R/RW discs. Users who prefer listening to the radio can take advantage of a built-in AM/FM tuner2, which offers up to 40 station presets.

Key to the XEM21’s performance is a set of 2-way bass-reflex speakers, working to deliver well-balanced sound. Offering 15 Watts of output per channel —driven by quality digital amplifiers— the micro system packs an impressive amount of functionality into its compact case. Those looking to add some extra bass will appreciate the XEM21’s ‘P-Bass’ boost function and Sound Control (Bass/Treble). For easy genre-matching music enjoyment, the hi-fi system features 4 equalizer presets: Flat/Pops/Rock/Jazz.

General Features:

  • Micro CD/iPod/iPhone Dock Shelf System
  • Compatible with CD, USB, iPod, and iPhone
  • Class D digital amplifier with 10-centimeter full-range speaker units
  • Integrated FM tuner
  • Sound equalizer with four presets (pop, rock, classical, and jazz)
  • Included remote control
  • AM/FM tuner offers up to 40 station presets
  • 2-way bass-reflex speakers, working to deliver well-balanced sound
  • 15 Watts of output per channel
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

General Features

Audio Options
These are the different audio options available in the shelf system.
CD Player
AM Radio
FM Radio
Auxiliary Input
USB Audio

CD Specifications

Number of Discs
The number of discs that the unit can store internally. The discs can be accessed quickly and sometimes from a remote source.
1

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
40%
4 Star
40%
3 Star
20%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.1
Value
4.6
Features
4.2
Design
4.6
Usability
4.2

Coolidge

Fairlee, VT/

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Overall, I like it.

September 17, 2013

It has worked well so far. Sound is very good and has decent power. The only annoying thing about it is the automatic shut off mode which is a default setting on the unit. It will shut off after 15 mins. I have refer to the manual to find out how to shut off the automatic shut off.

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Lou

Scranton, PA

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Decent

September 17, 2013

I had a JVC shelf system for about fifteen years and finally one of the speakers went. The JVC was beautifully balanced and a lot of sound for a small package. This Pioneer is a lot of sound in a small package, but not as balanced. Without the bass boost things often sound thin and with the bass boost they sound fuzzy. All around, the sound clarity is nothing to write home about. That being said, it's not bad for the price. I use it outside for parties and such and am not too afraid of it getting rained on etc. due to the price. Also, having an iPod dock is nice. My old radio didn't have one, as it was made before iPods existed.

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alchemist405

Prosser, WA

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Some Good, Some Not So Good

September 17, 2013

Love the small size and features on this unit, but it squeaked slightly the day we got it whenever a CD was played. Now, 6 months later, it squeaks and rattles and makes quite a bit of noise when the CD plays. Since I got this primarily to play at night (white noise CD of the ocean) it is an issue, but nothing I can do anything about.

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Tommy joe

Murfreesboro, tn

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Fantastic sound for a small system

September 7, 2013

We have this unit, it gives powerful sound for a system that takes up a small amount of room. Easy to use.

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BigNinja

Oxnard, CA

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Mp3 player

August 15, 2013

This stereo lacks an obsolete cassette recorder but gains a USB2 port with the ability to play mp3 files. Forget about the CD player and FM radio, They are next on the list to be obsolete. I just transferred 1 GB of mp3 files onto a thumb drive and now I have music that will play all night until the next morning. And they are all favorite picks, too. I would love to see a smaller stereo similar to this one but with mp3 player capability only.

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Michael

Minneapolis,MN

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Adequate for the purpose

July 3, 2013

I bought this unit as a replacement for a 20+ year old AIWA that had expired. The X-EM21 was selected because it fit in a custom cabinet built for the AIWA. It works well using the AIWA speakers that had been solidly mounted near the ceiling. FM reception is better than the old AIWA.

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Big Al

Hudson, WI.

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Great Value

July 1, 2013

Great sound and value in a small box. Excellent for my application where I need a compact unit that provides good sound for FM and CDs. Great value for the money.

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Dishman

Canada

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Pioneer X-EM21

June 12, 2013

Outstanding product with very high sound quality. Excellent item and company has fantastic expedient shipping. A++

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David

Kingsport, TN

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Very pleased with this stereo

March 5, 2013

After a few attempts with mini-shelf units that delivered weak sound, this Pioneer is a pleasant surprise. Nice balanced tones are rich & clear. I bought it mostly for the USB input - I can have all my music plugged in and ready when I want it. Within 10 minutes my wife asked me to order another EM21 for our kitchen!

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BigNinja

Oxnard, CA

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Lots to learn

February 15, 2013

Good lighting would be a good idea when setting up this stereo. At first the cd drawer wouldn't open. Looking closer, with more light, I noticed a piece of tinted tape was holding it shut. I suggest getting comfotable and taking your time reading the owners manual to set up your stereo. My favorite parts of this stereo are the USB and the iPod connector. I have 10,000 mp3's on a single 32GB USB 2 flash drive. I only charge my iPod on this stereo. The CD player is just an extra choice of media that, along with the FM tuner, to be used if the flash drive is removed for use on the PC or car stereo. The remote control is much nicer than the small credit card remotes found on other stereos. For what it cost, this is a good stereo. I purchased a 3 year extended warranty for $**. So $*** + tax you are guaranteed a working stereo for at least the next 36 months.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

X-EM21

UPC

884938181709

Weight

11.00lbs

Internal SKU

xem21

Internal Product ID

61934

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 X-EM21 (XEM21) Micro CD/iPod/iPhone Dock Shelf System FM Tuner and USB