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Pioneer Premier DEH-P980BT

CD, MP3, WMA Receiver with Built-in Bluetooth Hands-Free Capability, Remote and Aux Input

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For those that enjoy high quality sound, this is the unit for you. The Pioneer Premier DEH-P980BT is an amazing unit that allows the user to make all of the necessary adjustments to fully customize the music. Featuring a 16-band graphic equalizer, the user can easily adjust the sound level and playback. For systems that are using component speakers or subwoofers, this unit features high-pass and low-pass filters built right into the unit. This results in more accurate and precise sound from each speaker or subwoofer. When connecting to an amplifier, the unit supplies 5 volt preamp outputs for the highest quality of sound reproduction.

The unit also features a high quality Full-color Organic Electro-Luminescent (OEL) display. It will display all of the information needed for the CD, incoming phone call via the built-in Bluetooth, or the iPod with the appropriate Pioneer iPod adapter. The Pioneer Premier DEH-P980BT is a quality receiver in a single DIN housing. It is sure to be the center of your car system for the years to come!

General Features:

  • In-dash AM/FM, CD, MP3, WMA player with Remote
  • Built-in Bluetooth technology supports hands-free calling with a compatible Bluetooth phone
  • Motorized, detachable face
  • Full-color Organic Electro-Luminescent (OEL) display
  • Wireless remote control included
  • Blue button lighting
  • Power Output:
    • Peak: 50 watts x 4 channels
    • RMS: 22 watts x 4 channels
  • CD Text Display
  • MP3 ID3 Tag Display (Title/Artist/Album)
  • 2-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

Playback and Audio Features:

  • Playback of CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and WMA
  • Supertuner IIID with 18FM/6AM presets
  • EEQ (parametric equalizer)
  • 24 bit digital-to-analog converter
  • High-and low-pass filters for improved speaker performance

Expandability Options:

Key Features:

  • Auditory User Interface
  • 3 Level loudness
  • Clock

Product History:

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(previous model, replaced by Pioneer DEH-X9500BHS)
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(previous model, replaced by Pioneer DEH-P9400BH)
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(previous model, replaced by Pioneer Premier DEH-P980BT)

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.
Yes
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.
22 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.
5 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.
16-Band Graphic EQ
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.

OEL Motion Display (Organic Electroluminescent)
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.

Full Color
Button Color
Refers to the color of the physical buttons on the unit.
Blue
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.
100 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
Radio Data System (RDS)
Receivers with Radio Data System (RDS) tuners can receive digital broadcast information about the FM radio station including program name, time and station identification. RDS enables your receiver to display text messages that many FM stations include on a sub-carrier signal within their normal broadcast signal. Some RDS tuners can even break in with traffic alerts or emergency broadcasts when you're listening to a CD.
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.

Hi-Res Audio Compatible
This feature refers to if the product is capable of Hi-Res Audio (HRA) playback.

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.
No
Number of Front USB Inputs
Number of Rear USB Inputs
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.

Optional

Monitor Screen Features

Screen Size
This is the size of the monitor on the unit. It is measured diagonally and in inches. The bigger the number the larger the screen.
MirrorLink Compatible
MirrorLink allows connectivity between a smartphone and the aftermarket car receiver. The consumer gets into the car, connects the phone with a cable, and gains access to phone applications through the car stereos controls such as navigation and steering wheel buttons. MirrorLink allows consumers to use their smartphones safely and simply, keeping eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.
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
Compatible Smartphones
Some stereos work with iOS (Apple) or Android smartphone operating systems, while some stereos work with both or neither. Find out here which operating systems this stereo is compatible with.
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.
No
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])
A2DP Music Streaming
The Advanced Audio Distribution Profile will wirelessly stream music and other audio from an A2DP compatible device.
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)
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.
Yes
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

iPhone/iPod Features
Head units are equipped with different technology that allows a variety of smartphone integration features. Some stereos are equipped with more features than others, here you will find which iPod/iPhone features this head unit has.
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.
Optional (Accessory Required and Sold Separately)
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.
Android Features
Head units are equipped with different technology that allows a variety of smartphone integration features. Some stereos are equipped with more features than others, here you will find which Android features this head unit has.
Android Audio Integration
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an Android and allow for audio control and playback of the Android through the head unit. Head units that have Android connectivity allow your device to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard charging and 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 Android charging and connection cable.
Android Video Connection
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an Android device and allow for video control and playback of the device through the head unit. Head units that have Android video connectivity allow your device to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard Android 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 cable.

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
2 years
Labor Warranty Duration
2 years
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

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4 Star
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3 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

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Value
4.8
Features
5.0
Design
4.8
Usability
4.3
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Glenn dale,MD

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Great radio!

May 22, 2009

I have always owned many high end pioneer and premier head units! This is one of the top rated radios I have every owned in the past 16 years!! The features are extensive! You can truely fine tune you systems to the the tee with this radio(and if you dont know how you can auto equalize this unit)...AMAZING! Not the best Premier I have owned but truley worth the money!!! A week into owning it and normally I would have mastered this but I am still twiddling with the fine tuning!! AWESOME radio! And if the entertainment options are not enough to awwwwe your friends you can download more

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Fate

Baton Rouge, LA

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October 3, 2007

Great design I haven't had any major problems with it the only thing about this item I don't like is some times the blue-tooth signal goes weak which can't all be do to the stereo the phone plays a factor as well (I have a Motorola razor which is known to have its flaws), no pause button on the remote. Controls and functions can take a while to learn how to use. The good thing about this item is it has all the RCA cables you will every need to have the ultimate stereo system, the awesome equalizer gives you the power to control almost every pitch low, mid, high. It allows you to select your location in the car to adjust the sound quality to your preference. Stereo monitor the strength of the battery, so there is no need to every wonder if your battery is dying on you. Color screen and creative face detach.

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Nick

Ralston, NE

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Still the best pioneer deck

February 19, 2009

I have been through many different pioneer decks and by far this ranks above all. This has a great color screen and is an amazing looking unit. This was the best year for overall appearance for pioneer and its just gone downhill ever since. This makes everything sound so much louder than any other pioneer deck the I've tried. It has all of the basic flaws that any other pioneer unit has with it taking a little longer to get to certain options and how you have to scroll through everything for the ipod but for the price you cant get anything better. This is what you need to build your sound system around. Three models later and pioneer still hasn't been able to match the features that this has with such a ridiculously low price.

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david

Canada

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worth the bucks

October 3, 2007

I received this unit in 5 days and am very impressed with it.I will admit it has way to much to learn at once but the sound quality alone makes it worth the price. In Vancouver,bc this unit sells for close to 700 bucks! I have had some issues with it mating to my sony k790 phone but I am sure I will get this figured out.I would highly recommend it to anyone that wants great sound and doesn't want to break the bank!

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Kat

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Pioneer Premier DEH-P980BT

September 13, 2009

This product was purchased as a gift for someone overseas, but after 6 months, I have not heard any complaints from the recipient. This product was referred to me by a pre existing customer and backed by the trusted Pioneer name.

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Michael

Truman Mn.

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Nice Radio

July 2, 2009

Has all of the options that I was looking for with Sirus Capability. Also has a neat Graphics option that I didn't expect. Good Radio for a Good Price

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Mark

Urbandale, IA

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Sweet Head Unit!

November 15, 2006

Awesome Sound and Ipod integration with the Pioneer ipod Module. Bluetooth works great also.
SonicElectronix has the best price on this I could find and fast Ship.
You cant go wrong with this one!

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Corey

Roanoke, VA

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Great Value, Lots of Features

October 20, 2006

I just purchased this headunit for my 01 BMW 330i, and all I can say is WOW!!! Lots of great features, fast ipod connection w/ useful display. Brilliant display colors and background features. Bluetooth works flawlessly except w/ my service provider I cant import my phonebook and it doesnt auto-connect. The tunability is great, even w/ stock HK speakers I was able to create brilliant highs. A lot of reading to figure it all out but not bad for the results you get. Only complaints face doesnt angle, no RDS station naming, and the wireless service/bluetooth compatability. Overall best head unit I have ever had!!!

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Britton

Orem, UT

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Good Deck, BT Issues?

October 3, 2009

I love this unit, my only concern is that it has a lot of full-connect failures when trying to connect to my BlackBerry Storm. I am supposing that it's RIM's(Blackberrys) fault and not Pioneer, because the Operating System is extremely buggie, and every time I make a call from the deck, it works perfect, but if I make the call from the phone, it fails like 50% of the time.

BlueTooth Audio also drops a lot, probably related to the same thing.

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Philip

San Antonio, TX

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Great product...not enough room to list all the features

September 15, 2006

I installed this headunit in my 2000 Z28 and hooked it up to a Kenwood Excelon amp to power my 10 inch sub. All I have to say is...well theres too much to type. So many features, so many EQ settings, the bluetooth works amazingly with my Motorola Razr. I can have my windows down or up and hear and speak clearly. Yes, its more than most Headunits, but with the features and clear display. Im very satisfied and can say it was money well spent. Thanks

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Michael

Shelburne, VT

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The Best Head Unit In The Past 16 Years IMO

July 21, 2010

I have used them all, searching again and again through the years for the best head to utilize for my customer builds. I purchased this head unit 6 years ago and it was sadly stolen from my vehicle a year into the purchase. Luckily, it was time for a replacement. Six months ago I went on the hunt for a new one of these units and luckily Sonic Electronix has one. I searched high and low for eight months trying to get the best price NIB and only a very select handful of shops had these still. I saw the opportunity and snatched one of the last few up from these guys. As lame as it sounds, I have never felt so saddened in my life knowing that a product line was killed. Pioneer truly designed an amazing unit which has brought me many many years of happiness in my rides. This unit alone has accounted for my entire love of car audio. Full color display, programmable for full audio control, blue-tooth remote control of the stereo... Amazing.
This was Epic. This was the best of the best. And sadly, it is no more. If you can find one used, check out the ribbon cable on the motorized front. If not cracked at all (Eventually they give out after a good six years) buy the unit. (The ribbon cable is easy to replace.)
Good luck fellow shoppers, just know this item was legendary and will forever be remembered as the one bada** unit that could do it all.

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Tim

London, KY

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coolest receiver

May 25, 2009

Ok, this is on seriously cool headunit. I love everything about it. It has customizing options to suit even the most demanding enthusiast. The sound is quite simply unbelievable. I replaced a Alpine 9830, and it sounded so dull and lifeless even before I got this unit. After installing the P980BT I saw just how dull the sound really was.

Pioneer has always made good products and the tuner section in all Pioneer units is second to none, but this unit really blows all the others out of the water.

5 volt preamp outs, all the sound eq you could imagine, nice graphics and a really classy look, all add up to be the best receiver I have ever owned.

If you are looking for a truly highend receiver look no further.

It is a bit tricky to navigate but give yourself a day or two and you will know it inside and out

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Justin

Carbondale, CO

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Sick

October 5, 2007

This thing is sick, I got it in my 97 Jeep Grand with my old aftermarket speakers and it makes them sound so much better. The BBE and time Alignment is defently worth it, espeically when you have a set of components you can set the distants between each tweeter and your nose (is where we do it at our shop) to get the optimal listening experience. For the guy who said there is a limit on the display backgrounds, you are right BUT you can go to pioneerelectronics.com and download some more. The bluetooth is a big plus too, it is definitely price to add it to any deck. The one down fall for me on the bluetooth is that my phone Motorola W385 doesn't connect automatically. I am still learning more about it. but I would refer this thing to any one.

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roberto

chicago, IL

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great headunit

July 17, 2007

o bought this head unit from Sonic Electronix for my my almost perfect sq system i bought it installed now is more than perfect :)

pros: great sound, great screen blue tooth,5 volt pre-outs, bbe, 24 bit dacs, cool faceplate with faceplate removal, smooth motorized face and auto equalization

cons: to change the sub woofer level you have to go to menu then audio then find sub woofer level so is not that easy to use,the screen is some what limited to backgrounds and visuals, also the head unit is a lil bulky on the front

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Fabio

Riverside, CT

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Amazing

December 14, 2006

Just bought this from Sonic, fast and great service. Hooked up to Infnity Kappas 697i and 60.7cs. And the system rocks, this unit has great features, Time Alignment alone is worth the price. Bluetooth capability has made life easier, it works very well with my Nextel Motorola i580, even with the direct connect feature. Only one minor issue, the blue glow of the Multi-Function Dial, does not dim with your car's rheostat dimmer. It's bright, Not that big of an issue with my car, cuz it sits low on the dash.

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stephen

barksdale afb, LA

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Best HU I ever owned

January 18, 2008

I used this HU prior to buying my In dash TV and I leved everything about it. The graphics are a good extra feature. The bluetooth works well as well as the ipod. I cant off the top of my head this of any flaws I noticed

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isaac

Bremerton, WA

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Sick With It!!

November 9, 2007

I upgraded to this unit from a 960MP and I'm VERY happy with it. THe 960MP was tight too but the controls on this one blow it away. Even with my stock speakers (going bye bye this weekend) it sounds bettter and the adjustments I can make are awesome. The disply is real sharp and looks much better then some of the other units out there. The BT works fine for me as well. It doesn't autosync with my phone but that could be because I have WinMo5 Standard.

Overall this is the best unit outhere for the price and nothing even comes close in terms of sound adjustment!!

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

DEH-P980BT

UPC

012562793948

Weight

5.00lbs

Internal SKU

dehp980bt

Internal Product ID

7216

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 Premier DEH-P980BT