View Full Version : Pioneer DEH-P4000UB
11-05-2008, 04:53 PM
So is it any good? I've played with it in a store and the UI is intuitive and the display is nice and crisp, but I don't understand any of the numbers. Is this any good?
11-05-2008, 07:18 PM
i have the 58000 decent deck
11-06-2008, 08:48 PM
Same issue in all pioneers, even the higher end models. If that helps.
11-09-2008, 02:41 PM
i used to like pioneer but alot of there newer models rca jack out put like to give out that engine sound noise so i turn to panasonic head unit and i like it way more than my pioneer deh-p8600mp
11-16-2008, 11:03 AM
I put one in the truck I drive for work, no amplifier. I found it for 112 dollars on Amazon Marketplace or something, and just wired it into the truck via trial and voltmeter (no one makes harnesses for an International 4900). I'm pretty happy with it, it sounds good. My big problems are with the interface. The iPod control is okay if you only have a couple dozen artists or so, but there is no way to skip to a part of your list (unlike the Alpine percentage search, which is great). If you want to get to artist #300 out of 600, it'll take forever. This can be avoided is you just use the AUX input and control the iPod from the iPod. Also, the fact that there are a bare minimum of buttons makes the look very slick, but a pain to use: I like my preset buttons, and the '7-way rotary commander' kinda ***** bag. Changing radio stations takes fine muscle control to avoid changing the volume.
However, if you like the interface, it would be a great unit for you: good sound and good looks.
Spring for the Premier version the 400UB - It's got a nicer screen and comes with a two year warranty if professionally installed. It also physically looks different - nicer. The 4000 is dark nasty cheap looking gray. It's like the difference between a Pioneer TV and an Elite version.