Manufacturer: Pioneer Part number: DEH-P6000UB
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CNET editors' review
price range: $175.00
- Reviewed by: Kevin Massy
- Reviewed on: 03/16/2008
The good: The Pioneer DEH-P6000UB is a stylish car stereo with several sophisticated options for its as-standard iPod support and a wealth of audio tweaking and processing options, including its Advanced Sound Retrieval for compressed audio files.
The bad: The stereo's multicontrol interface can take a while to master because of the large number of functions that it controls and its tendency to tip over easily.
The bottom line: The DEH-P6000UB is a good-looking, good-sounding car stereo with great iPod support and some decent audio-tweaking options.
The DEH-P6000UB doesn't have the iPod support promised in Kevin Massy's review
by cnetster1 on August 15, 2008
Pros: Good sound
Cons: Non-intuitive menus, weird defult display settings, bad iPod support
Summary: Kevin Massey's review persuaded me to buy this unit because it promised the option of iPod control from the iPod itself instead of from the very limited screen and ...
Summary: Kevin Massey's review persuaded me to buy this unit because it promised the option of iPod control from the iPod itself instead of from the very limited screen and menus of the Pioneer itself. He writes in the review:
"However, it is while connected to an iPod that the DEH-P6000UB is happiest. The DEH-P6000UB's menu structure and control interface are designed for navigating iPod content. With an iPod connected, there are two options for car occupants: either they can opt to transfer all control of the iPod to the stereo faceplate (as with most other iPod-specific stereos), or they can select "Passenger control mode," which enables control of the iPod's music using the player itself--a feature that shows that Pioneer has really thought about the design of the DEH-P6000UB from the perspective of those in the car."
This turns out not to be true. There is no such option as "Passenger control mode". Having combed the User's Manual, I found there is only one model of iPod that the unit allows iPod control - the Nano second generation. That's it. So I am stuck with a very poor substitute of limited search options on a screen which cuts off most of the titles.
This unit is tough to use and poorly thought through. If you buy one, have fun getting rid of the "reverse mode" on the screen. Phoning Pioneer won't help... they don't know what it is. It causes the screen to flash every ten seconds for no apparent reason and I have given you a head start by giving you its name. What were they thinking?
Note to Pioneer: Simplify, learn from Apple's lead in user friendliness and bring out the full iPod control that Kevin's review claims you have. We want to control our iPod's from the player itself, not from your half baked interpretation of it on sucky screen. And don't make the default screen a fireworks show for 14 year olds. Weird.
Engineers who go to car shows are designing these things instead of product designers. Somebody out there please take the lead in producing a stereo that your mother could use right out of the box. Stop building them for techies.
4 out of 4 users found this user opinion helpful.
Great head unit and does everything!!!
by cotily03 on August 28, 2008
Pros: easy to control once you get used to the knob.
USB support is great.
Cons: none so far.
Summary: I bought this to use with my iphone's ipod function but I initially hooked up a 6GB portable HD to the USB lead and I'm hooked on how ...
Summary: I bought this to use with my iphone's ipod function but I initially hooked up a 6GB portable HD to the USB lead and I'm hooked on how easy it is to use. Reads the USB extremely quick and I rip all audio at 256 so sound is great.
To get rid of the reverse mode or the demo, go into intial setup... easily done...
1 out of 1 users found this user opinion helpful.
Great sound for a great price, died after 18 months
by vitiaz on July 14, 2011
Pros: Sound quality (especially w/ HD tuner)
Cons: Durability sucks...audio drivers died after 18 months
Dude...cnetster1 (read his review here) is an idiot.
by JLiRD808 on July 27, 2010
Pros: Holding down the "RDM/iPod" button on the bottom left lets u switch iPod control back n forth. I have the 5th gen Nano..works fine.
Love the sound, iPod control, display, 3x 4v rca outputs, remote control, eq controls, and Bluetooth and Sat radio.
Cons: The USB interface is pretty bad. I can plug a huge thumb drive in but every time I play a song and want to scroll through other songs to see what I want to hear next I have to start back at the highest tiered parent folder.
Summary: In other words u end up doing A LOT of navigating. even if u just want to see what song will play next in ur folder when using thumb drives! ...
Summary: In other words u end up doing A LOT of navigating. even if u just want to see what song will play next in ur folder when using thumb drives! This is a Pioneer issue from what Ive heard and they blame it on the thumb drive technology per their emailed response to my inquiry.
The iPod display interface resets itself every time u turn the car off too. So when u restart ur car the same song will be playing but u have to renavigate thru ur folders to find where u were...u wont be in the same folder as when u turned the car off...u'll be back at the parent folder (ie Artists, Playlist, Songs, etc)..not that big a deal.
I also kinda wish when u scroll thru long playlists u could just hold down the "down" or "up" button to kinda 'speed-scroll' through them instead of having to press the button over and over and over and over...gets kinda tedious. Anyways i make shorter playlists and less cluttered folders bcz of it...not a big deal. Oh but I wish the 'search by alphabet' function worked in folders besides just 'artist' and 'album'....why would that be
anyways it sounds like im complaining but i love this deck...best ive ever owned!
Great Unit for the price I got it at.
by JoshuaXB on January 24, 2010
Pros: Great features, USB makes hooking up a external hdd easy when I can have my whole collection at my hands. Internal amp can push my 6 stock speakers to the max, and sound great. I have HD radio addon plus bluetooth addon for my phone.
Cons: Text scrolling of songs only displays maybe 25 characters which is a bummer when your songs are listed "Artist - Title" and doesnt scroll at all when in the list mode. Also the motorized face plate only gives you 30 seconds to remove, so act fast.
Summary: To find this mint unit at a pawn show for $140 total I am completely happy. It is a huge upgrade from my DEH-P2600. This unit is nothing less than ...
Summary: To find this mint unit at a pawn show for $140 total I am completely happy. It is a huge upgrade from my DEH-P2600. This unit is nothing less than what Id expect from Pioneer when it comes to Head Units, Surround Sound Receivers, or DJ Equipment. Simply the best bang for the buck.
Great for the price.
by Ogre-68 on June 22, 2009
Pros: Awsome iPod controls and sound
Cons: Lacking a hard copy operating manual
Summary: I purchased this from Crutchfield for $149.00 with installation kit and wireing harness and free shipping to replace a ten year old factory deck. The sound is far supperior ...
Summary: I purchased this from Crutchfield for $149.00 with installation kit and wireing harness and free shipping to replace a ten year old factory deck. The sound is far supperior even with the factory speakers. The iPod controls are complete, and simple to use.
I did have to drag my lap top out so that I could read the operating manual to set the clock, date, and set up presets because the manual was only on cd rom.
For the price, you can't go wrong.
- Manufacturer: Pioneer
- Part number: DEH-P6000UB
- Description: Enjoy your music in your car, whether it's from your CD collection, iTunes or Windows Media music libraries. The tuner has a bright, 2-line OEL display that provides 16 characters of text, useful to display long track titles. Fine tuning the audio is straightforward; the 3-band parametric equalizer enables you to adjust the equalization to match your car's internal acoustics. You can also easily build your in-car setup too, the DEH-P6000UB has 2 RCA pre-outs to allow for the addition of extra amplifiers, if required. With an IP-Bus connection, the DEH-P6000UB offers you the best in expandability. You can add a multi-CD player, TV tuner or even make and receive calls wirelessly by adding Bluetooth adapter. There's also a hard-wired remote control input and a sub-display output, so that the CD tuner can integrate completely with your car's controls.
- Packaged Quantity 1
- Product Type CD receiver
- Recommended Use Car
- Form Factor Full-DIN - In-dash unit
- Integrated Components CD player,
- Media Content Source USB-host,
- Media Type CD-R,
- Supported Digital Audio Standards AAC,
- Width 7 in
- Depth 6.4 in
- Height 2 in
- Weight 3.3 lbs
- Faceplate Type Detachable
- System Control Bus IP-Bus
- Sound Output Mode Stereo
- Sound Effects Loudness
- Equalizer Yes
- Controls Balance,
- Max Output Power / Channel Qty 50 Watts x 4
- Crossover Active crossover
- Phase Selector Yes
- Low Pass Frequencies 125 Hz,
- High Pass Frequencies 125 Hz,
- Bass Boost Gain 0 to +12dB
- Built-in Display OLED
- CD Changer Control Yes
- Additional Features ID3 tags support ,
Telephone mute ,
CD Text capable ,
TV tuner control,
- Equalizer Type Parametric
- Equalizer Band Qty 3 bands
- Equalizer Center Frequencies 8000 Hz,
- Equalizer Boost/Cut Range +12 dB
- Equalizer Factory Presets Super Bass,
- Equalizer Factory Preset Qty 5
- Equalizer User Preset Qty 1
- Audio Specifications CD - SNR - 94 dB
- Type Radio tuner - AM/FM
- Tuning Display OLED display
- Preset Station Qty 24
- AM Preset Station Qty 6
- FM Preset Station Qty 18
- RDS Yes
- Supported RDS Functions TA,
- Additional Features Best stations memory
- Type CD / MP3 player
- Media Load Type Slot-load
- Playback Modes Repeat folder,
Random play / shuffle,
One track repeat,
All tracks repeat,
- Supported Digital Audio Standards WAV,
- Signal-To-Noise Ratio 94 dB
- Disc Title Memory Yes
- CD-R Compatible Yes
- CD-RW Compatible Yes
Digital Player (Recorder)
- Device Type Digital player
- Supported Digital Audio Standards WAV,
- Features USB flash drive playback
- Connector Type 2 x Audio line-out ( RCA phono x 2 ),
Audio line-in ( Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ),
- Type Remote control
- Technology Infrared
- Cables Included USB cable