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Features to Look For in a Car Stereo Receiver

When it comes down to choosing a new car stereo receiver for your vehicle, it’s always nice to have a few extra features that your old one didn’t have. There are many new ways to communicate, search for music or even navigate with a stereo receiver and we are going to touch on just a few.

Bluetooth Technology is one of the most sought after technologies in the car stereo world. It allows you to receive or make calls completely hands free, using a wireless communication between your stereo and your Bluetooth enabled phone. Bluetooth car stereos equipped with A2DP will additionally support Bluetooth audio streaming.

HD Radio is great when you live in urban or metropolitan areas with lots of radio signal. An HD Radio stereo will receive high definition digital AM/FM audio signals, resulting in very clear music. Many times, an HD receiver will allow you to tag songs that you like to later view in iTunes for download.

GPS Navigation is important for those daily drivers and commuters who do a lot of traveling. There are many different types of map databases in receivers. Some include helpful details like traffic tuning or points of interest searching. Navigation is also useful for finding the most economical routes to your destinations.

Pandora Internet Radio integration has quickly become huge in car stereos. If the receiver supports it, simply start up the Pandora app on your smart phone and plug it in through a USB connection. The stereo will typically be able to skip tracks, and sometimes it will support the use of ‘Thumbs Up’ and ‘Thumbs Down’ buttons.

iPod and iPhone Support are becoming a must in today’s industry. A good majority of people in the United States now own an Apple device to store their music, so why not utilize the iPod to bring your whole music library into the car.

These are some common features to look for when shopping for your new stereo. We hope this guide helps you track down that perfect receiver that does everything you need. If you have any suggestions of other popular features, please let us know in the comments field below!

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Pandora Link for Pioneer’s Single Din Receivers

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Tired of the same playlists? Finding music tailored to your likings while on the go has never been easier. Pandora Link is a feature introduced to the car audio world last year, allowing you to integrate Pandora Internet Radio into your vehicle from an iPhone application. Not only do you get to enjoy personalized music stations, all integrated Pandora controls like the thumbs up, thumbs down and skip are right on your radio. You can continue helping Pandora personalize your music experience even while on-the-go! This new feature was integrated this last year into a few of Pioneer’s In-Dash Navigation Systems, and this year it’s an even more flexible feature found on their Single Din receivers.

Pioneer’s new lineup for 2011 includes the Pioneer DEH-6300UB, as well as the Pioneer DEH-8300UB. These two single din receivers by Pioneer showcase this convenient feature in a sleek and simple to use package. Using Pandora on your receiver is simple. First, you’ll need to download a free app the App Store by Pioneer called Pandora Link. This application is similar to the free Pandora application, by integrating your Pandora account directly onto your phone, the only difference is that it’s made to interface directly with your Pioneer In-Dash stereo. After loading up this application, you just connect your iPhone to the car stereo using a standard USB to iPod cable. Pandora will show up as a new source onto your car stereo so you can easily select it and view all of your favorite stations immediately. Next, it’s as simple as selecting your favorite station and allowing Pandora find all of your music for you.

Pioneer integrates Advanced Sound Retrieval into their receivers, since the coming of digital music has taken over. This feature enhances low and high frequencies that are lost with lower quality recordings and allows them to be digitally reproduced. Integrating these convenient features alongside Pandora ensures that the user is constantly supplied with high quality digital media playback from their Pioneer stereo.

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