As of right now, Pioneer has released 7 new CD receivers for 2013; and there will be more to come later this fall. CAR Audio & Security carries most of those and the DEH-X3500UI is one of them. For our Pioneer line-up, it is the least expensive CD receiver with a USB input and a wired remote input to integrate to your factory steering wheel controls for audio.
This radio is much like 2012’s DEH-3500UB except for a few updates. It still has AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA/USB/AUX. It now has 2 pre outs instead of 1 and also includes Advanced Sound Retriever, Pandora radio control for iPhone and MIXTRAX. If you’re not sure what that means, you have more sound quality features and more possibilities with your iPhone. Also, like all Pioneer CD Receivers, it includes a wireless remote.
This receiver is definitely brighter and more brilliant in its illumination settings. Be careful using MIXTRAX with blue or red illumination; someone may mistake you for an emergency vehicle.
The DEH-X3500UI is a great entry level radio. It will please most customers who don’t want Bluetooth or satellite radio but simply want more updated features than their factory radio or just need to replace their old one.