Great overall for the price .works fabulous and love being able to be hands free and talk on the phone and access my Bluetooth..the best bang for the buck...
Pioneer MVH-290BT ** FREE DASH KIT + HARNESS FOR MOST CARS **
Single DIN Mechless Bluetooth In-Dash Digital Media Car Stereo Receiver
- Pioneer MVH-290BT In-Dash Mechless Digital Media Receiver
- CEA-2006 compliant MOSFET amplifier
- Power Output:
- Peak: 50 watts x 4 channels
- RMS: 14 watts x 4 channels
- Theft-deterrent, detachable face plate: Optional Receiver Faceplate Case Available
- Shallow chassis fits in a wide variety of applications
- MP3 ID3 Tag Display (Title/Artist/Album)
- Single-line 13 character display
- AM/FM tuner with 18FM/6AM presets
- 1-year Sonic Electronix Warranty
Playback and Audio Features:
- MP3/WMA/WAV Playback via USB
- Compatible with Apple iPhone 6/6+ and iOS 8 software
- 5-band graphic equalizer
- Pandora control is compatible with iOS devices (physical connection required)
- Connect, Control, and Listen to Music from an Android Device via USB
- USB access to music on Android devices (4.0 or later)
- High Pass/Low Pass filters
- 3.5mm Front Audio Auxiliary Input
- Front USB Input
- 1 Set of 2V preamp outputs
- Built-in Bluetooth technology for hands-free talking and audio streaming
- Bluetooth Profiles Supported:
- HFP: Hands Free Profile allows a hands-free car kit to connect to a compatible mobile phone
- A2DP: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile allows high quality audio to be streamed from an audio device to the car stereo
- Works with most Bluetooth enabled cell phones
- Includes a external wired microphone for clear, convenient, distortion-free talking
- Maximum communication rage: 32.8 feet (approx, line of sight)
(newest, current model)
(previous model, replaced by Pioneer MVH-291BT (Special Edition of MVH-290BT))
In-Dash Receiver Specifications
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.
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.
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.
- RMS Power
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio
This rating applies to both external car amplifiers, as well as the amplifiers inside of in-dash stereos.
Audio / Video Inputs
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.
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.
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.
Warranty and Return Policy
Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews
April 16, 2017
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January 2, 2017
BT phone calls are good quality. BT music streaming skips at first, which could be buffering.
Each time you change sources there is an animation on the LCD that looks dumb, and takes a lot time to complete. Seems like they added that for cool factor, but it's just annoying.
Product works as advertised.
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The Pioneer MVH-290BT is not compatible with steering wheel controls. However, those that do will require an adapter. Please give our sales team a call for further assistance.
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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.