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Pioneer AVH-X3600BHS

Built-in HD Radio In-Dash 6.1" Touchscreen DVD Receiver w/ App Mode, MirrorLink, and GPS Ready

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Key Benefits:

  • Smartphone Integration:
    • Direct Access and Control of Music Stored on iPod/iPhone or Android Devices (requires Android OS 4.0 or later)
    • iPhone 5 Compatible with Separate cable
    • Pandora control from iPhone and Android
    • Enjoy Advanced App Mode, you'll need Pioneer's CD-IU201S cable for iPhone 4 or 4S, or the CD-IV203 (available soon) cable for iPhone 5
    • AppRadio LIVE app compatibility
      • Condenses your favorite apps into a single user interface
      • Eliminates the need to open different apps individually
      • Access your navigation, music and weather apps from a single screen
      • Accesses Facebook and calendar events
      • Requires iPhone 4 or newer
    • Bluetooth Built-in: Make and receive phone calls without taking your hands off the wheel
    • Stream music from your Smartphone to your car's speakers
    • Compatible with the MicroBypass 201314 Video In Motion Bypass Module
    • MirrorLink ready: Mirror your smart phone directly to the stereo (requires CD-ML100 MirrorLink adapter and works)
      • Control your favoriite apps like Pandora, iHeartRadio, and Waze
  • Built-in HD Radio
    • Enjoy CD-like clarity on your favorite stations
    • Exclusive HD radio channels
    • It's free! No subscription required!
  • GPS Navigation Ready:
    • Easily Add Navigation to Your DVD Receiver with the optional Pioneer AVIC-U250
    • NAVTEQ Map Database and Updated User Interface
  • 3 Sets of 2V preamp outputs:
    • Expand your sound system with front, rear and subwoofer channel outputs
  • Tons of Expandability Features


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Features:

  • Pioneer AVH-X3600BHS 6.1" Touchscreen In-Dash Receiver
  • MIXTRAX app Illumination Effects
  • Power Output:
    • Peak: 50 watts x 4 channels
    • RMS: 17 watts x 4 channels
  • Wireless remote control included
  • 1-year Sonic Electronix Warranty

Audio Features:

  • Built-in HD Radio
  • 8-Band graphic equalizer with 5 selectable preset EQ curves and 2 custom
  • Subwoofer Crossover control with Slope Adjustments
  • High Pass/Low Pass Filters with Slope Adjustments
  • CD text information display
  • MP3 ID3 Tag Display (Title/Artist/Album)

Inputs and Outputs:

  • 3 Sets of 2V preamp outputs (front, rear and subwoofer)
  • 3.5mm headphone
  • Rear USB Input
  • Rear RCA Video Output
  • Rear RCA Audio/Video Input

Expandability Options:

Product History:

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(previous model, replaced by Pioneer AVH-X3700BHS)
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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.

Double 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.

None
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.
17 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)
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.
2 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.
8-Band Graphic
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.

TFT-LCD Monitor
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.

Variable Colors
Button Color
Refers to the color of the physical buttons on the unit.
Variable
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.
96 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.
24
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.
Yes
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.
Yes
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.
1

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.
Yes
Number of Rear USB Inputs
1
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.

1 Set of Rear RCA A/V Inputs
Rear 3.5mm

Monitor Screen Features

Touchscreen
If a unit is touchscreen capable, you can control a majority of it's functions by touching the screen.
Yes
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.
6.1"
Monitor Angle Adjustment

Backward:
This means that the unit is able to tilt backwards so that the proper viewing angle can be achieved. On single DIN flip out monitors, this type of pivot means that the bottom of the screen stays stationary while the top of the screen retracts. On Double DIN units this means that the bottom of the screen slides forward while the top of the screen moves down, resulting in a backwards angle tilt.

Forward:
This means that the unit is able to tilt forward so that the proper viewing angle can be achieved. On single DIN flip out monitors, a forward pivot keeps the bottom of the screen stationary while the top of the screen moves forward. On select Double DIN units, a forward tilt is sometimes referred to as a reverse tilt. The bottom of the screen remains in the same position while the top of the screen moves forward.

Left/Right Angle (Horizontal):
Some monitors allow the display to be rotated to the left or right in order to have the best viewing angle possible.

Slide In/Out:
A feature mainly found in select Kenwood units. It allows the entire screen to slide in and out. This is different from a forward/backward tilt in that the entire screen moves forward or backwards as opposed to just the top or bottom.

None
Display Adjustment
This refers to the many ways that a units display can be adjusted.
Brightness
Color
Dimmer
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.
Yes
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.

Optional (Accessory Required and Sold Separately)
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.
iPhone (iOS)
Android
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.

1 Video RCA Output
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 - SiriusXM (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 Microphone Included)
A2DP Music Streaming
The Advanced Audio Distribution Profile will wirelessly stream music and other audio from an A2DP compatible device.
Yes
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.

Universal (Accessory required and sold separately)
  • PAC ControlPro: PAC ControlPRO Universal Steering Wheel Control Interface
  • Axxess ASWC-1: Axxess ASWC-1 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.
Yes (Universal)
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.
iPhone 5 Compatible
App Compatible
Audio Playback
Video Playback
Pandora Control
MirrorLink Control
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.
Optional (Accessory required and sold separately)
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.

3G iPod (10, 15, 20, 30 & 40GB)
iPod Shuffle 3rd Generation
iPod Shuffle 4th Generation
4G iPod (20 & 40GB)
iPod Classic (80 &160GB)
iPod Mini (4 & 6GB)
iPod Nano 5th Generation (8 & 16GB)
iPod Nano 5th Generation (Additional Adapter Required For Charging)
iPod Nano 6th Generation (8 & 16GB)
iPod Nano 7th Generation (16GB)
iPod Touch 2nd Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
iPod Touch 3nd Generation (8, 32 & 64GB)
iPod Touch 4th Generation (8, 32 & 64GB)
iPod Touch 5th Generation (16, 32 & 64GB)
iPhone
iPhone 3G
iPhone 3GS
iPhone 4
iPhone 4S
iPhone 5
iPhone 5C
iPhone 5S
iPad
iPad 2
iPad 3
iPad 4th Generation
iPad Mini
iPad Air
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.
Pandora Control
MirrorLink Control
Audio Playback
Video Playback
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.
Yes (via Android USB Cable or Accessory 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.
Optional (Accessory required and sold separately)

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
78%
4 Star
22%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.7
Value
4.8
Features
4.9
Design
4.8
Usability
4.5
Claytie

Titus, AL

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Pioneer AVH-X3600BHS

April 7, 2014

I purchased this CD player about a month ago and I am very pleased with it. There is only one flaw with it. When you are changing stations on Sirius, you actually have to pre-program the stations and change them that way instead of, simply up and down. Other than that, the CD player is awesome. I would recommend this CD player to anyone to purchase.

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Dave

Cape Coral, FL

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great buy!!!

March 8, 2015

This is the best all in one system for a car. I could not be happier.

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Drumwizard

PARKER, CO

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Excellent Choice

March 15, 2014

This unit in awesome!!...It does it all and sounds incredible. Excellent value for the money...

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miguel

Savannah, GA

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Excellent value!

September 9, 2014

This car stereo have great sound I am happy so far

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J.P.

Huntsville, AL

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Excellent Product

December 3, 2014

For the price, this radio can not be beat. Sonic gave me a great deal and it arrived quickly. The radio does everything it says it will do in the description. The screen is nice, it's easy to operate and I use almost every feature. DVD, bluetooth, Ipod, Pandora from my Android phone, it does it all. The only issue I would say I have is that when the sun is bright, and I have legal tinted windows, the screen gets washed out from the glare. That's it.

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russ

el dorado hills

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great sound

October 27, 2014

love the iteam but three units in a row wont let the xm work don't know if it is my xm which says it is getting a signal but says demo mode and wont contect with stero great company to work with good value but don't know why the xm wont play

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Reimann

Midlothian, VA

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Very Nice Reciever

August 12, 2014

Got all the features I wanted for a double din. Great price too

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Robert

florence , AL

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June 22, 2014

I own a 2007 Toyota Highlander, I had a single din head unit installed not knowing the installer (Best Buy) took out the oem brackets out and did not return them to me. I upgraded to a Double Din DVD with Sirius XM only to find that I had to repurchase the oem brackets which cost $46 at the dealer. Make sure if you go from a double din factory head unit to a single din, get the factory brackets back in case you want to upgrade to a double din later.

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George

Mansfield, OH

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Great Value

September 16, 2014

It has all the features that I wanted on my stereo. I love it.

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I am Sicks 8

Cary, NC

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The lowdown.

May 1, 2015

Bought this thinking it would fit in my 2001 Ford F-150 Super Crew. I was under the assumption that this was a direct fit but It was not even close. I travel a lot for work (+/-) 800 miles a week, so I needed something that could handle my demand on it.

*Note!*
I'm not a "professional" by any means (~25 or so installs for myself, friends, and family over the years) but with a little brainstorming and test fitting, I was able to make the install work and look clean while doing it. Now for the good stuff!

[General construction and overview] It was packaged beautifully and arrived quickly! After opening the box and inspecting the contents the unit as a whole felt solid with great construction. The screen and 'plastic' feel sturdy and fairly rigid (for plastic anyways). Overall construction is solid. The connections in the back are spread out for easy access and installation of wiring harness' , a/v cables, antenna, etc...

-MAKE SURE THIS IS A DIRECT FIT FOR YOUR VEHICLE!-

[Installation] Like i said, I purchased this thinking it was a direct fit (that's what I get for NOT utilizing the fitment help on the site). This thing isn't small (TWSS) and it took me about an hour to cut and trim the radio support/ heat and AC control support so it could fit. I don't recommend this unless you've had prior experience because you can absolutely ruin your dash if you don't know what you're doing. Soldered and shrink wrapped the connections by matching up the colors with the wiring diagram included with the purchase (Thanks Sonic Electronix!) and it worked first try with no issues at all.

[Display] The display looks crisp and clean with a lot of customization options for motion backgrounds, PICTURE backgrounds (with USB hooked up of course) and standard color backgrounds. I really like the illumination settings and how you can change the solid color of the underglow behind the buttons or even set it on color rotation.

[System] Runs smooth, switches between apps and settings to other screens quickly and seamlessly. I do wish there were a few more in-depth setting options, but for an average everyday user it's plenty.

[Overall Audio] Not going to lie, I saw the 50x4 peak and the 17x4 RMS and thought it wasn't going to be that loud but I was wrong. This thing blends my stock 6x8's beautifully with my subs. Even cranked there's limited to no audible distortion in the mid-range drivers. I have had a slight distortion in the highs when I EQ'd them WAYYY up during my stress testing, but that's to be expected with factory door speakers.

[Sub-out] connected to an Alpine MRP 500.1 Mono block amp powering (2) 12" kickers and they sound great. The built in graphic EQ is actually way more accurate than I imagined. It gives you a few pre-set EQ settings and two available Custom EQ spaces (love this!!!) and the bass 'boost' option is nice and easy to get to in the audio settings menu.

[DVD] Tested a few DVD's out after bypassing a certain wire grounded with a simple toggle switch from the local autoparts store. (You can figure that one out...) DVD's play fine, the resolution isn't the best 800x480 I believe, but it's very watchable and entertaining.

[AUX-IN] I'm running an Xbox-360 and Nintendo 64 (both on a AV switch) into the AUX-IN (Xbox 360 component cable, NOT HDMI!) as kind of a novelty in my vehicle. Remember, this is a 6.1" screen, and it's not HD, so if your soul purpose is for video you're not going to be too pleased. But, for games like Skate or Forza it's a great way to kill time. (and make your friends set-ups look lame). The Nintendo 64 looks great on the display and is perfect for Wayne Gretzky's 3D Hockey '98 (chea brah)!

[HD Radio] I don't like HD Radio in general, nor any Radio for that matter, but this does function like it's suppose to. Also displays artist and song information and the lovely "No Data Provided" (I'll address that in the cons) underneath all of it on every station under "composer" (I believe).

[Bluetooth Audio/Calling] The bluetooth audio works well, it does take about 10-30 seconds for the initial connection to my Note 4 sometimes, it's a slight drawback but it's nothing to get all butthurt about. Calls sound crisp and clear, the hands-free microphone was easy to install and mount. The microphone is pretty sensitive from what i've been told during test calls i.e. picks up turn signals and exhaust (sometimes). I haven't had a complaint tho I haven't used this function a whole lot yet.

[iPhone integration] All of my work devices are Apple products (iPad(s) and iPhone). The iPhone had a tough time connecting and it became kind of frustrating so I just stopped trying to use it. It wasn't really important that I could use it, but for the review I wanted to try and use everything possible. I believe this had to do with a bluetooth conflict between all of the devices so I don't really feel one way or the other about the iPhone features.

[Pandora] I'm a Spotify Premium user and I have never really been a fan of Pandora, but using it with the AVH-X3600 was so seamless it actually made me want to subscribe to Pandora (butttttttt I didn't lol). It displays all of the information and album art (the best part!!!!).

[Remote] Honestly, when I opened the box and saw the remote I rolled my eyes thinking I would never use it and now I basically hold the thing in my hand while I drive down the road. It's super convenient and enables you to keep your eyes on the road while adjusting volume or changing songs. I'm really happy with how well it works.

[Cons!] Ah, yes... The cons.

-MOST importantly to me anyways was the fact that I bought it and came back 3 days later to find that the item was discontinued, while I didn't expect Sonic Electronix to go "hey bro, that thing's discontinued here's some other options" it always makes your heart drop a little knowing you just bought something aaaannnnnndddddd now it's old. With that being said, I could have done more research before my purchase and figured this out, but I understand what a phase-out process is and I'll just deal with it.

-The "No Information Provided" is absolutely annoying to me. Call me OCD or whatever, but if there's No Information Provided that's great, just keep it off the screen, I don't need to know this while the Artist and Song are being neatly displayed above it. The cleaner the display the better!!!

-Bluetooth sometimes cuts out for about a nano-second. It's noticeable during songs but it happens rarely and by the time you realized it's cut for that split second it's already back on and playing. (Trust me, it's not THAT annoying, but could still use work)

-Add-on's for this thing are hilariously expensive. Want GPS? Well, for $300 you can purchase a NEW AVIC-U250 or a USED one for $282.82 WHAT A DEAL (sarcasm). The MirrorLink adaptor CD-ML100 WAS $100 and is now discontinued and was nothing but an expensive headache when it was actually available.



All in all I am pleased with my purchase and would definately recommend the AVH-X3600 and Sonic Electronix to anybody looking to upgrade their system and not break the bank!

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Raul

Bakersfield, CA

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Awesome

April 16, 2014

Great price point for what you get and more easy to use

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Mario

Loxahatchee, FL

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Awesome Radio

December 26, 2014

Just installed it in my sons truck great radio very easy to operate would highly recomend .

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Jordan

Southfield, MI

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Excellent Radio

November 28, 2014

It's an excellent radio. I'm considering purchasing one for my second car. I wish that the GPS that goes along with the radio was cheaper.

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Ronald

Henrico, VA

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The Real Deal!

June 10, 2014

First I have to mention the Customer Service. They were fantastic, friendly and made sure I was getting the best deal.

The stereo is everything they said it was. Sounds great, touch is spot on. and I can do almost anything. Also hooked up the app radio and that worked like it was suppose too!!! Will be buying from Sonic in the future.

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sam

Columbia, MO

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Very Pleased

August 13, 2014

I bought this stereo to implement a backup camera for my pickup truck and for the bluetooth audio and phone features. I couldn't be more pleased. Consistently connects with my Nokia 521 Windows phone and love the bluetooth audio features. Plays audible audiobooks or music depending what I have listened to last. If you are looking for a good stereo this one fits the bill.

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Jason

Amity, OR

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Great deck, terrible remote

September 4, 2014

Just installed this deck and have been very pleased with it.

My only gripe thus far is the remote that comes with it. It does not do any iPod control other than advancing tracks. The direction pad and enter buttons are for DVD control only, very stupid. Even my 6 year old pioneer single din with allow me to navigate artists/playlists and any other content on my iPod when plugged in. This means you have to use the touch screen which works fine but without tactile buttons you have to take your eye of the road to navigate. I bought this product for blue tooth and hands free calls which I got, but at the trade off for having to use a touch screen for all but the most basic functions.

Fingers crossed a firmware update will resolve this issue.

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Simon

Champlain, NY

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Wonderful radio

June 24, 2014

Easy to instal with an incredible sound. I can install more option if wanted. Great Value.

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dave

Grandville, MI

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GREAT RADIO,

November 8, 2014

I HAVE NEVER ORDERED FROM SONIC BEFORE, WHEN I ORDERED THIS 3600BT PIONEER THE TECH THAT HELPED ME NEW JUST WHAT I NEEDED. THE PRODUCT ARRIVED IN 2 DAYS, HAD IT INSTALLED THE NEXT DAY. EVERY THING WORKS GREAT. VERY EASY INSTALL, PAIRED MY PHONE. VERY HAPPY WITH SONIC. I WILL BE ORDERING ANOTHER RADIO FROM SONIC FOR MY GRAND DAUGHTERS BLAZER. THANKS WESLEY FOR THEGREAT SERVICE. DAVE

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Why did you choose this?
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Always had good luck with pioneer and the product had everything I want for a reasonable price
Michael P on Apr 26, 2015
Good deal for a great HD radio with bells and whistles and the package deal was well worth it.
denis p on Feb 9, 2015
big fan of pioneer. has Bluetooth, touchscreen, and HD radio.
Eric B on Mar 23, 2015
i like it
Dylan M on Jan 31, 2015
Did this head unit come with a microphone for blue tooth phone calls, or does that have to be purchased separately?
A shopper on Aug 13, 2014
Best Answer: It is included, and it has plenty of length, I have mine routed around the windshield and headliner to where my overhead console meets the windshield. It is very subtle and picks up sound great.
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iphone 6 compatible?
jeanna b on Jan 26, 2015
Best Answer: Hello Jeanna,

Frederic hit it right on the nose; "Depends on what you're looking to do" . For some reason, Apple users have very different definitions of 'compatible' among them. Because of this, PLEASE visit the manufacture's website for details pertaining to your device and YOUR specific wants/needs. "Compatible" can range from AppRadio Mode, iPod/iPhone, Bluetooth, etc..

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Car/DVD-Receivers/AVH-X3600BHS
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i have it hokked up to the rca outs but i still have no sound coming from unit to my amps ... do you need to activate the rca outs ?
micky on Sep 8, 2014
Best Answer: How many amps are you running? If you're running 2 amps and no sound from either one I would check with a licensed installer...I always have a licensed installer install everything I order online for warranty purposes. Most online sites recommended or require it for warranty claims just in case there is an issue with the purchased item.
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My Sirius stops working like once a day and I have to reset the radio any solutions?
Michael L on Jan 27, 2015
Best Answer: I have not had that problem with Sirus. I did however have to reset the system twice last year after I had it installed. You could possibly have a bad connection or a frayed wire causing the problem, or worse the whole unit may have to be replaced. Sorry I could not be more help
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I am looking for an Android based unit?
James W on Apr 24, 2015
Best Answer: not for sure why u need an android base unit....... but it will read flash drives.... fat 32 format ....
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i have a 2003 Silverado with steering wheel controls built in. will this radio work with them? I also have Sirius xm built in with the truck and want to know if I can hook that up with the radio
sam c on Nov 7, 2014
Best Answer: Hi Sam,

To retain your SWC [Steering Wheel Controls] you must add the ASWC-1 to your order; That is the Universal Steering Wheel Control Interface. Unfortunately, there isn't a module to Retain OEM Satellite , so you must consider the SiriusXM SXV200V1 and migrate the subscription to It. [Feel free to contact PAC for details on an alternate solution that they may no specify - Phone: 866-931-8021 ]
Axxess ASWC-1
Axxess ASWC-1
SiriusXM SXV200V1
SiriusXM SXV200V1
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I have a 2011 Sonata Y20, also I have some concern, the part where the radio goes is whole, my question is if you provide me another front piece so you can fit the radio? and if it has any additional cost?
courbaez on Aug 22, 2014
Best Answer: Hello Cesar,

I do not believe the 'Y20' Spec is/was offered in the U.S., but I hope I am wrong. This is because the dash kits we offer are for U.S. Spec Only. Of which, for a 2011 Hyundai Sonata, would be either the Metra 99-7342 or

Metra 99-7342
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_38244_Metra-99-7342.html

Metra 99-7343
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_38245_Metra-99-7343.html
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I want to purchase this Pioneer receiver for my 2007 toyota yaris hatchback but dont know what speakers would work well with it any suggestions? I want it to have a nie clean and crisp sound that dosen't break the bank
A shopper on Mar 15, 2015
Best Answer: Hello,

Two Pairs of the Kicker 41DSC65 w/ Scosche SAC656 Brackets will suit that vehicle and headunit well.
Reply · Report · Customer SStaff on Mar 16, 2015
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I bought the CD-ML100 together with the AVH-X3600BHS but they won't link because nothing appears on the head units screen .Will the mirrorlink work with the Iphone 4S and with the Galaxy S4?
Nasser M on Dec 16, 2014
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Pioneer CD-ML100
Pioneer CD-ML100
Best Answer: Hello Nasser,

It appears that none of our customers have answered your question, so we will; Being that this is a Software questions, we have to suggest contacting a Pioneer Technician. I can say, however, that Mirrorlink is an ANDROID ONLY feature, it will NOT work on Apple products. For more compatibility questions, please contact Pioneer.

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Car/Accessories/Smartphone-and-iPod-Cables/CD-ML100
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I have 2003 Avalanche with Bose ,on star ,steering wheel controls will this radio work in my truck?
A shopper on Nov 30, 2014
Best Answer: Hello,

Yes; But the features you referred to - and which I assume you are implying you wish to keep - has very little to do with the Actual Headunit. The HARNESS intended for your vehicle is what will retain the Factory Bose and OnStar. The website is already setup to show you this harness, and essentially answer your question. Simply add the headunit to your cart, enter your vehicle information when prompted, and allow the accessories to be added along with the headunit. Said accessories is what is needed to properly install the headunit.
In regards to the Steering Wheel Controls; you will also need the Axxess ASWC-1 .
Axxess ASWC-1
Axxess ASWC-1
Axxess GMOS-04
Axxess GMOS-04
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What is the difference between Pioneer AVH-X2600BT and AVH-X3600BHS?
Prasad on Oct 22, 2014
Pioneer AVH-X3600BHS
Pioneer AVH-X3600BHS
Pioneer AVH-X2600BT
Pioneer AVH-X2600BT
Best Answer: Hello Prasad,

The differences are cleverly pointed out in the model number. The X2600BT is your traditional Bluetooth Headunit. The X3600BHS will have all the same features as its little brother - the X2600BT - but adds Built- In HD Radio and the ability to add Satellite Radio.
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will mirror link work with the i phone 5?
brian n on Oct 15, 2014
Best Answer: Hello Brian,

MirroLink is an Android ONLY feature.
Reply · Report · Customer SStaff on Oct 27, 2014
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Does the HD Radio and HD Radio tuner work in Canada?
willi1147 on Oct 8, 2014
Best Answer: Hello William, ,

Non of the manufacture's information suggest otherwise. Though we highly encourage you to contact their Tech Support for details.

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Car/DVD-Receivers/AVH-X3600BHS
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

AVH-X3600BHS

UPC

884938229593

Weight

5.00lbs

Internal SKU

avhx3600bhs

Internal Product ID

74582

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 AVH-X3600BHS

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