Ok...finally done with work!
I am not a huge audiophile so I am basically happy with the classic rock that comes out of my rear speakers. I might add a dash speaker to fill the void (don't want to add to kick panels as I want factory look).
Here are some of my observations over the last two months:
- Installation was a piece of cake. If you have center console, the knobs will need adjusting.
- Display is a little "too digital" to me. Thin lines but hey, no big deal.
- Can't find a way to manually tune the radio. There are steps to select that option but it seems to be stuck on 'scan.' I emailed the Support line but they just gave me the same instructions in the manual. I'll live with it as all my stations are now pre-set.
- Both AM and FM reception is good (I live in NYC area).
- USB and Bluetooth work as advertised -- no problems at all. Bluetooth automatically connects.
- Phone mic is average. Ran it up the pillar and have it clipped to visor.
- Steps to use the radio can be confusing (especially at my age!), but after a while I got used to them. I give them a pass as there are a lot of things it can do so the "rub your belly/pat your head" is something that I will live with.
In the end: Happy: yes. Thrilled: no. Pissed: no. Would I buy it again? Before seeing the other comments here, yes. Now that I read the other comments, I might have went for the retrosound. Again, my hearing is shot and Toys in the Attic at full volume would sound good to me on a transistor radio.
Good luck and rock on my friend!