Power Acoustik PCD-42B

Double-DIN In-Dash CD/MP3/USB Car Stereo w/ Bluetooth

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• Built-in Bluetooth
• Audio Staging Controls
• Custom and Preset EQ Settings
• 2 Sets of 2V Preamp Outputs
• 52W x 4 Chan. MAX

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Product Highlights

• Built-in Bluetooth
• Audio Staging Controls
• Custom and Preset EQ Settings
• 2 Sets of 2V Preamp Outputs
• 52W x 4 Chan. MAX


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General Features:

  • Power Acoustik PCD-42B In-Dash Receiver
  • Power Output:
    • Peak: 52 watts x 4 channels
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • 12/24 hour digital clock
  • Remote control included
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Playback and Audio Features:

  • AM/FM tuner
  • Audio staging controls
  • Custom and preset equalizer settings
  • 3.5mm Front Audio Auxiliary Input
  • Front USB Input
    • Supports USB devices up to 32GB
  • CD text information display
  • MP3 ID3 Tag Display (Title/Artist/Album)

Bluetooth Features:

  • Built-in Bluetooth technology for hands-free talking and audio streaming
  • Supports A2DP audio streaming
  • Works with most Bluetooth enabled cell phones

Expandability Options:

  • 2 Sets of 2V preamp outputs (front, rear)

Product history:

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(newest, current model)
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(previous model, replaced by Power Acoustik PCD-52B)

Specifications & Details

In-Dash Receiver Specifications
Receiver Size
Double DIN
Wireless Remote
Peak Power Output
52 watts x 4 channel
Preamp RCA Outputs
2 Sets (4-Channel)
Preamp Voltage
2 volts
Display Type
LCD Text Display
Expandability Features
Auxiliary (Front)
Auxiliary (Rear)
USB (Front)
AM/FM Tuner
Warranty and Return Policy
Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
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Works Great!

However, the guaranteed to fit was wrong. I now just have it laying in my dash of my 2013 chevy 2500 Express Van. The antena cable connection did not work with mine, The wiring harness I ordered extra was a perfect match. However, The contious memory power and Ignition power took a bit to figure out. Good thing I know how to use a meter. Other than installation issues, it is awesome and I will order another one when needed.

By David on May 6, 2016


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Excellent Radio

Bought a Power Acoustik PCD-42B Radio so i could use my XM radio in my truck, works great excellent sound, had a small problem with install but it had noting to do with the radio, i did not know my Ford F150 Radio went from a double to a single deck so had to cut some plastic out so it fit perfectly.

By James on February 28, 2016 checkmarkIcon Verified purchase


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great for a couple months.

i bought this to replace the broken stock radio in my moms ford explorer. It seemed to have the most features for the buck. For the first 2 months it worked great and she was very happy. now the display only works on one line and radio reception has declined. i will be contacting power acoustik to have them fix or replace it and will be purchasing a different one from a more trusted brand.

By Kyle on December 26, 2015 checkmarkIcon Verified purchase


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Power Acoustik PCD-42B

I purchased this radio for my 04 GMC Truck. I wanted it for the Bluetooth and memory stick for personal music. Well the Bluetooth stopped working after 3 months and the memory stick works when it wants to. The lights just went out this week so I don't know what mode it is using or what station I am listening to. I am very disappointed with this purchase. At least it still plays the radio but for that I could have kept the original stereo which I am probably going to reinstall.

By Rosemary on August 12, 2016 checkmarkIcon Verified purchase

Nice unit unless you play cd's

Had unit installed all functions work except will not eject cd. It would eject the 1st placed in slot.It sounds good in all modes, but cd not ejecting is disappointing. I plan on using bluetooth and aux in.

By Dennis on March 12, 2016 checkmarkIcon Verified purchase

ford focus 2007

excellent product easy to install works perfecto.estoy very happy recommend

By Eider on March 9, 2016 checkmarkIcon Verified purchase


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