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Pioneer MVH-S312BT

Digital media receiver (does not play CDs)

Item # 130MS312BT

"How do I connect my phone with my car's audio system?" It's the question our Advisors hear every day,...

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About the Pioneer MVH-S312BT

Integrate your smartphone

"How do I connect my phone with my car's audio system?" It's the question our Advisors hear every day, and the truth is that you have a lot of options as far as connection goes. But if you want super-smart integration and exceptional convenience, Pioneer really steps up to the plate with their MVH-S312BT digital media receiver. Dedicated buttons are front and center that give you fast access to the iPhone® or Android™ features you use most in the car: navigation, hands-free calling, and music streaming. Beyond Bluetooth®, you'll be able to play stored music from an iPhone® or iPod®, select Android phones, or a USB thumb drive. And let's not forget good, old-fashioned AM/FM radio to round out your stellar music options.

Integrate your smartphone

"How do I connect my phone with my car's audio system?" It's the question our Advisors hear every day, and the truth is that you have a lot of options as far as connection goes. But if you want super-smart integration and exceptional convenience, Pioneer really steps up to the plate with their MVH-S312BT digital media receiver. Dedicated buttons are front and center that give you fast access to the iPhone® or Android™ features you use most in the car: navigation, hands-free calling, and music streaming. Beyond Bluetooth®, you'll be able to play stored music from an iPhone® or iPod®, select Android phones, or a USB thumb drive. And let's not forget good, old-fashioned AM/FM radio to round out your stellar music options.

Pioneer Smart Sync

With Pioneer's Smart Sync app downloaded on your iPhone or Android, you'll be able to use your phone's touchscreen as an easy interface to play music, conduct hands-free calls, use navigation, and even give you 31 bands of EQ. Alternatively, the MVH-S312BT gives you dedicated buttons to access navigation on your phone and hands-free calling as well as a multi-function knob for text message playback, music selection and more. Pioneer also builds voice control into Smart Sync to make hands-free operation even easier.

Equipped for Apple®

With iPhone Direct Control, you can plug your device into the receiver's USB port and make music selections through the receiver. Plus, the MVH-S312BT will also charge your device while you're playing your music.

A lot of Android perks

Android users can take their choice between controlling their music via Bluetooth or plugging into the front panel USB port and playing music while getting a 1.5-amp quick charge.

Other sources

You can also plug in a thumb drive and enjoy MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, and high-resolution files, or use the aux input to connect an MP3 player or portable satellite radio. And with Pioneer's integrated MIXTRAX virtual DJ technology, your music collection becomes a non-stop playlist, with enhanced transitions and lighting.

Great for Pandora and Spotify

Whether you primarily stream songs from Spotify or Pandora, you'll gain some of your favorite functionality from those streaming services through this receiver with a wired connection to your smartphone.

Plenty of performance

Pioneer has packed in some nifty tools to get the best sound possible from your music, including time alignment and a 13-band graphic equalizer. You'll appreciate the two sets of 4-volt preamp outputs when you're ready to add amplifiers and subs to your system. Download Pioneer's Smart Sync and you'll gain even more sound adjustment tools. And if you need a quick Bass Boost for those special tracks, Pioneer puts a dedicated button right by the volume knob.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

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Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • digital media receiver with AM/FM tuner (does not play CDs)
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calls and music streaming
    • 1.5-amp quick-charging for Android devices
    • plays FLAC (96kHz/24bit), MP3, WMA, and WAV music files
    • detachable face with 2-line display
    Smartphone Features:
    • use Pioneer's Smart Sync app for two-way control between your receiver and smartphone
    • built-in Android control through USB
    • control Pandora and Spotify from select smartphones
    Audio Features:
    • 13-band graphic equalizer (31 band EQ using Smart Sync)
    • low-pass/high-pass filters
    • MIXTRAX virtual DJ technology
    • inputs: front USB port, front auxiliary input
    • outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear/sub)
    Other Info:
    • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
    • built-in amplifier (14 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • optional wireless remote
    • menus can be displayed in English, French, and Spanish
    • warranty: 1 year
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • MFR # MVH-S312BT
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    What's in the box:

    • Digital media receiver (10A fuse)
    • Face (attached)
    • Trim-ring (installed)
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Wiring harness
    • Microphone w/ removable visor clip (attached 9.5' cable terminated by a right-angle male mono 2.5mm connector)
    • Two-sided tape
    • 3 Pan head ISO-mount screws (M5 x 8mm)
    • 3 Flat-head ISO-mount screws (M5 x 9mm)
    • 2 Removal tools
    • Face-fixing screw
    • Face-fixing bracket
    • Bracket screw
    • Owner's Manual (En/Fr/Sp)
    • Limited Warranty Information (US/CA)

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    Good except for one thing

    Crutchfield customer from Temecula, CA on 7/4/2019

    2000 Mazda B Series

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    Really nice how it automatically connects to phone. Only complaint is it's very annoying that the light doesn't turn off

    Pros: Instant connection

    Cons: Light

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    Amazing sound. Worthless App.

    Crutchfield customer from Denver, CO on 7/1/2019

    1998 Jeep Cherokee

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    After a week of use I am pleased to report that I am very happy with the Pioneer MVH-S312BT. The sound - once set up properly - is amazing. If you enjoy tweaking your audio levels beyond the basic treble and bass then you will be pleased. You can fine tune the EQ and access a wide array of audio controls. My only gripe - and the reason I'm docking a star - is the sync app. As many people have reported, it doesn't really work. My app worked once and never again. Nevertheless, I can still connect directly over bluetooth.

    Pros: Amazing sound. Plenty of aurio adjustment controls.

    Cons: Worthless app - doesn't work.

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    Guest from Charlottesvle, VA on 6/6/2019

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    Perfect

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    Makes me want to spend more time in my truck!

    Crutchfield customer from Kerrville, TX on 6/3/2019

    2001 Ford F-150

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    Very pleased at the level of technology at a very reasonable price. Everything works fine, although it's taking a bit of time to learn how to navigate. I'm hard of hearing, but the bluetooth phone is fantastic...on both ends. Kind of cool how I can connect an old school mp3 player and listen to the music and access all of the playlists. A BIG shoutout to the Crutchfield tech support staff for their help with the installation.

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    Crutchfield customer from Springfield, MO on 5/19/2019

    2006 Jeep Wrangler

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    Great features for the price. I really like the way it uses phone as a second screen. The only thing I wish was different is that it should use Siri for voice commands. Not a deal breaker though.

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    Crutchfield customer from Glenburn, ME on 5/15/2019

    2001 Toyota Tundra

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    radio came on time and as advertised, good buy, fits perfectly

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    Crutchfield customer from Silver Spring, MD on 5/14/2019

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    Great sound and easy to install.

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    Crutchfield customer from Austin, TX on 5/13/2019

    2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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    Serious connectivity issues. Blue tooth, usb, using Pioneer app..... doesnt matter. Radio reception is pretty bad too.

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    Crutchfield customer from Northern Ca on 5/9/2019

    2003 Subaru Forester

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    Excellent if you're looking for a low cost head unit with some high end features. Can't imagine anyone being disappointed with this product or the excellent service provided by Crutchfield.

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    Crutchfield customer from San Juan, PR on 5/8/2019

    2005 Nissan Altima

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    Great sound!! Love the bluetooth hands-free calls and music streaming.

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    Perfect

    Crutchfield customer from Smyrna, DE on 5/1/2019

    2008 Chevrolet HHR

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    Exactly what I was looking for headunit that was easy to install (with crutchfield assistance) great sound, and easily connects to my phone.

    Pros: Phone app provides lots of customization.

    Cons: Only 1 is the app will start automatically when starting vehicle, will choose last source and start playing.

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    Crutchfield customer from Urbandale, IA on 4/30/2019

    2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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    Decent sound, quality of app and integration is just ok.

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    Crutchfield customer from Stafford, VA on 4/25/2019

    1997 Chevrolet Suburban

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    I like it easy hook up

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    Laymond from Farmersville on 4/19/2019

    1986 Pontiac Fiero

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    Great product and customer service. Easy install into a 86 GT Fiero. All adapters, relay and face plates were provided.

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    Crutchfield customer from Fort Stockton, TX on 4/17/2019

    2000 Ford Ranger

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    Sounds great!

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    Crutchfield customer from Marion, IA on 4/15/2019

    2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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    An inexpensive Bluetooth enabled radio that also has the option for using steering wheel controls (for cars that already have that option.

    Pros: Inexpernsive with many features.

    Cons: Pain to set up BUT using the smartphone app makes it easier once you have the basic setup completed.

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    awesome!!

    Crutchfield customer from Dededo, GU on 4/15/2019

    2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

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    The best product. easy to install.

    Pros: Best quality.

    Cons: none

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    Crutchfield customer from Egg Hbr Twp, NJ on 4/14/2019

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    Very good

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    Crutchfield customer from El Paso, TX on 4/6/2019

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    Great stereo for the price. I replaced an old alpine without all the modern features like Bluetooth. Lobe the Pioneer sound

    Pros: Great price and modern features

    Cons: None so far

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    Awesome

    Crutchfield customer from Chicago Ridge, IL on 4/5/2019

    1998 Volkswagen Passat

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    Great

    Pros: Loud

    Cons: Muffled when bass is turned on

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    Crutchfield customer from Spring Creek, NV on 4/1/2019

    1994 GMC K Series

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    It fits perfectly and has good sound. The instructions were helpful.

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    Typical Pioneer Quality

    Crutchfield customer from Calera, OK on 3/31/2019

    2004 Toyota Camry Solara

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    Typical pioneer quality and sound. So much better than factory JBL audio system. Absolutly love it. Bluetooth is seemless, sound quality is excelent, however the display seems a little dim, probably operator error. Will definantly purchase again.

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    Crutchfield customer from Crystal Springs, MS on 3/27/2019

    2003 Dodge Ram 1500

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    Needed new radio to replace 20 year old Pioneer that finally quit. Just what I was looking for. Install was quick and easy, all parts needed where there. Looks and sounds great

    Pros: Easy install

    Cons: None

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    Crutchfield customer from Coraopolis, PA on 3/23/2019

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    Great radio

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    Nice Stereo for the Price

    Kathy from Middleton, ID on 3/16/2019

    2003 Mazda Miata

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    Although this unit didn't fit correctly in my 2003 Mazda Miata after a professional installation (wobbly, side gaps, couldn't get faceplate off), it fit pretty well into my husband's 2003 Suzuki Vitara after he trimmed down the dash kit a bit. It has great sound and we like the size of the clock. Bought a Kenwood eXcelon which fits absolutely perfect in the Miata. I would consider using the app. It is a piece of junk not worthy of disk space on my Samsung Galaxy.

    Pros: Nice sound Nice sized clock

    Cons: Horrible fit into my '03 Miata Faceplate tough to remove due to wobbly fit The Pioneer app is a piece of garbage

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    Crutchfield customer from Princeton, TX on 3/13/2019

    2013 Honda Ridgeline

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    It's pretty basic. If you're looking for a HU that'll do the basic stuff, and has the Pioneer brand backing, this is your unit.

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    Excellent Deal

    Trey from Atlanta, GA on 3/11/2019

    2018 Toyota Camry

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    Great price and the sound quality is awesome. Replaced in my daughters 2008 HONDA CRV....replaced the stock radio and what a difference.

    Pros: Easy installation for a novice like myself.

    Cons: None at this time.

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    Crutchfield customer from Paducah, KY on 3/5/2019

    2006 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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    Easy install, sounds much better than I really expected. I'm really enjoying the Bluetooth for phone and streaming music.

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    Great Wallet Friendly Radio

    Jason from Soddy Daisy, TN on 3/5/2019

    2003 Jeep Wrangler

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    Installation was a breeze with supplied harness. I'm not using the Bluetooth phone option (installed in a soft top Jeep Wrangler Tj) . The operating instructions are lacking. The app seems okay. Sounds great with new speakers. Much better sound than stock radio.

    Pros: Looks great, easy install

    Cons: Operation instructions

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    Crutchfield customer from Fort Collins, CO on 3/3/2019

    2006 Acura MDX

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    Would have given five stars but the smart sync app really stinks. I wanted to use my phone as a touch screen for the radio, but the app just is not intuitive or responsive enough for that. Also, it takes over voice command so Siri does not respond. That would be fine, but the Pioneer voice does not work. She can't hear me or does not understand me or completely ignores me (no "married" jokes, please ;>))

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    Great inexpensive option

    Lloyd from Charlottesvle, VA on 2/28/2019

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    Great inexpensive option if you don't need a CD player. Has tons of features and great sound quality!

    Pros: Good sound, inexpensive, lot's of features

    Cons: None

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    Crutchfield customer from Landenberg, PA on 2/24/2019

    2004 Honda Civic

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    The installation was perfect. Everything was intuitive and all pieces came together perfectly. The difference of a new audio system was massive. I never want to stop driving now!

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    Great product

    Sandy from Coarsegold, CA on 2/20/2019

    2004 Toyota 4Runner

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    Great price

    Pros: Great price

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    Blends in but packs a punch

    Crutchfield customer from Richmond, VA on 2/19/2019

    2002 Volkswagen Jetta

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    Great sound and really good user interface. One of the things I wanted to avoid when buying a new head unit was something that looked like a firework display while I drove the car. Often you see head units that are gaudy and make it really difficult to have a simple and streamlined interior. This unit does a really good of blending in and not distracting from the lines of the car. The app is great and allows for all sorts of controls that would normally require a million clicks or buttons to control on the head unit itself. I would not hesitate to buy this again.

    Pros: Looks, design, fit, app,

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    JEREMIAH from Baldwin, NY on 2/18/2019

    2004 Nissan Sentra

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    great radio for money. Fits my needs perfectly

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    Great features and ease of use

    Joe from Long Island NY on 2/17/2019

    1999 Jeep Cherokee

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    I just installed this yesterday and with all of the included accessories and instructions Crutchfield supplies, it makes it a breeze. I've read great reviews about this stereo but was pleasantly surprised when I first powered it up and started using it. Not only does it sound great, but I love the App! The App on the phone makes it so easy to configure and fine tune. I love the features of the stereo and it's ease of use. If you buy this stereo, definitely install the app on your phone as it really is an extension of the radio and works well together. I created a video on the install process and it's features as well https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvjYY_JOWcQ

    Pros: App. Get the App, it makes the stereo a breeze to setup.

    Cons: Install manual could have bigger fonts. Then again, I'm 48 and needed to squint to see the color codes for the wiring in the manual. I ended up just typing them into the PC and printing out with bigger fonts.

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    Good buy

    Crutchfield customer from Hollywood, SC on 2/17/2019

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    Great price, easy to install and does so much. Hands free driving, USB in the front, Bluetooth to your phone. Very satisfied with this purchase.

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    Michael from Montgomery, AL on 2/13/2019

    2004 Dodge Ram 1500

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    Decent... Would give more stars but it doesn't have a bass or treble option. You have to go and create a custom EQ and I'm not skilled in tuning a sound system. Pumps bass out and gets distorted at higher volume with aftermarket speakers. Wouldn't buy again

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    Great Unit, can't beat the price!

    Luke from Mesa, AZ on 2/13/2019

    2003 Subaru Impreza WRX

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    Easy to install, works great, controls are intuitive.

    Pros: Easy to install, sounds great

    Cons: None

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    Great radio for the money

    Crutchfield customer from Waukesha, WI on 2/11/2019

    2002 Mazda Tribute

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    Great to add aux input and Bluetooth in an older vehicle. Super easy install, Crutchfield adds everything for a new radio to be installed in your car. For $100 total, has what you need to install, and add the features you need.

    Pros: Bluetooth, Aux Input, Front USB, RCA pre outs.

    Cons: N/A

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    Crutchfield customer from Coarsegold, CA on 2/10/2019

    1990 Jeep Wrangler

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    radio exceeds expectations, blue tooth works great

    Pros: all good

    Cons: no cons

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    Kristoffer from Albuquerque, NM on 2/8/2019

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    Great unit!!

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Nothing

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    Crutchfield customer from Las Vegas, NV on 2/5/2019

    2001 Honda Accord

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    Great little stereo for the money. Wish it had self dimming from the car's illumination wiring.

    Pros: Price and usability

    Cons: No self dimming

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    Brandon from Coldspring, TX on 2/3/2019

    2000 GMC Sierra 1500

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    Nice radio easy installation, sounds really good, so much better than stock

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    Crutchfield customer from Gig Harbor, WA on 2/3/2019

    2006 Dodge Ram 1500

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    Works good

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    Pierson from Brooksville, FL on 1/29/2019

    2008 Nissan Altima

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    Great product. Installed in my 2008 Nissan Altima with Non-Nav Bose. I had a problem with the stereo installation and I called technical support. Superb results! Nathan helped me with the problem in under 10 minutes. I will always use Crutchfield for my A/V needs.

    Pros: Great step up from "Premium" Bose head unit, Better clarity, More balanced sound

    Cons: None

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    Crutchfield customer from Angel Fire, NM on 1/27/2019

    1994 Chevrolet Suburban

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    I put the Pioneer MVH in a 94 Suburban with the OEM speakers. Sound quality was better than I had hoped for. The Bluetooth works great. I've yet to try the App from my phone because the Bluetooth works so well. I did the install myself. Crutchfield sent install instructions, plus I paid the money for them to make up the wiring harness for me. Totally worth it. Would definitely recommend.

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    Crutchfield customer from Hughesville, MD on 1/27/2019

    1986 Nissan Hardbody

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    Pioneer products have always been good to me, and Crutchfield makes the install process so much easier.

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    Crutchfield customer from Orange, CA on 1/16/2019

    1989 Ford F Series

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    Was easy to install with the crutchfield wiring kits. Easy set up and connects well with my phone up to 25ft.

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    Larry from Edison, NJ on 1/12/2019

    2002 Toyota Camry

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    Works great. Easy installation. Get the custom made wire cable. Reallly simplifies installation. I also trust Cruthfield to be the best for Audio/ Video equipment. Larry

    Pros: Great sound. Makes factory speakers sound great.

    Cons: No full manual with unit. Need to go on- line to get Smart Sync manual.

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    Great size

    Rudy from Cincinnati, OH on 1/10/2019

    1995 Dodge Ram 2500

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    Not thrilled with this head unit. I like its smaller due to no cd player and its simple to operate threw the menus.....but it has stopped working twice now. I took my dashboff and checked all wires. Unplug the harness and fuse and plug back in and it works fine for a few days. Im not sure the issue but i may be sending this back.

    Pros: Compact

    Cons: Randomly stops working and needs to be unplugged to be reset. Instructions aren't clear on what certain features do.

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    Crutchfield customer from West Richland, WA on 1/10/2019

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    Looks good and sounds good. Easy to install in an 01 Camry.

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    Crutchfield customer from Brookwood, AL on 1/3/2019

    2007 Chevrolet Silverado (New Body Style

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    Just what I expected. Easy to install.

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    Great little stereo for a good price!

    Mike from Selden, NY on 1/3/2019

    2003 Honda Accord LX

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    Great little stereo for a good price. Replaced my son's stock unit in his 2003 Honda Accord. Install and harness kits made the job easy as always. Son had the unit up and connected to his Iphone in no time. Thank you Crutchfield once again!

    Pros: Easy install. quick set up time. Instructions and harness ./ install kit is a huge time saver.

    Cons: None

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    Jody from Carrollton, OH on 1/2/2019

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    Great radio for what I needed. Daugjter is thrilled! Easy to use descemt sound.

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    Good upgrade

    Stephen from Estero, FL on 12/30/2018

    1992 Buick Century

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    Good replacement for a stock unit.

    Pros: Does everything we need

    Cons: No multi colored display?

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    Good Stereo

    Brian from Grand Blanc, MI on 12/10/2018

    2011 Ram 1500

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    Good stereo for great price. BT works well. Good power compared to stock cheapie. Pioneer smart sync app does not work well at all with the music saved on my apple xr. The app is worthless to play saved music, but BT works well so you can play it that way.

    Pros: Price

    Cons: App is not working well.

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    Crutchfield customer from Leesville, LA on 12/8/2018

    1993 Nissan Hardbody

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    Easy to install easy to use.

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    Nicholas from Fishers, IN on 12/3/2018

    2001 Jeep Wrangler

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    Great unit, pairs quickly once you set it up. The remote was not included with mine, we will see if CS will send one out to me.

    Pros: great sound, nice amount of crossover features, using the app to change all the settings is very nice

    Cons: No remote.

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    Ed from Columbus, OH on 11/26/2018

    2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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    The products were just as I ordered,letting Crutchfield do the wiring made the job so much easier.Everything fit like a glove, 30 min job at the most.

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    Andrew from Carpinteria, CA on 11/20/2018

    1995 Ford Ranger

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    Pretty easy install and the stereo itself is pretty nice, good sound and Bluetooth works nicely as well

    Pros: Bluetooth, sound is good, easy install

    Cons: Minimum volume level is 30 and that for decent sound, probs just need to get myself an amp

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    Crutchfield customer from Mason City, IA on 11/18/2018

    2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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    The radio was easy to install and I like the sound

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    Crutchfield customer from Midlothian, VA on 11/13/2018

    2007 Honda S2000

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    I love it! Everything works smoothly and the smart sync app is pretty cool. Connects automatically as you get in.

    Pros: Ease of use, sounds good, features work smoothly without any glitches

    Cons: Wish the light color could be changed from blue to something else to match the dash

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    Good value but with some hangups

    Nick from Boulder, CO on 11/12/2018

    1994 Toyota 4Runner

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    Good for the value with a few issues to note. Overall sound quality is great for the price but the Bluetooth doesn't like my phone at times and will force the phone to lockup when getting out of my truck (updated iPhone X). The large function/select button is much brighter than the rest of the unit so at night it's annoying. Yes, I can turn down the brightness but then would have to mess with it again during daylight hours. Meh, too much work. But for the price it's hard to beat, this is installed in the 3rd car/playtoy old 4Runner so can't complain too much. If it was a daily driver I'd definitely spend more or return it.

    Pros: Good audio, affordable, bluetooth

    Cons: Bluetooth locks up phone, not evenly bright on face

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    cameron from Kalamazoo, MI on 11/5/2018

    2004 Toyota Tundra

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    Finally got a Bluetooth deck in my truck and I love it no more dealing with cords and this thing syncs with my iPhone the minute I get in and start the truck

    Pros: Very easy installation

    Cons: Took a little extra effort to get the phone synced with the deck however, I realized I was trying too hard and should have just followed the directions.

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    Crutchfield customer from Modesto, CA on 11/2/2018

    2003 Ford F-150

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    Works great connect to my phone really quick but mine did not come with a remote for it and makes my stock speakers sound really nice

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    Crutchfield customer from Sedro Woolley, WA on 10/23/2018

    1999 Ford F-350

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    First one would not connect to bluetooth Tom in tech dept helped and once he realized unit was defective he sent a new one. Installed that one and unit sounds and looks great

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    More details on the Pioneer MVH-S312BT

    Stacey B.

    Features & specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input Front
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Front
    Backup Camera Input No
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control Yes
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size No
    Nano No
    Touch No
    iPhone XSMax/XS/XRX/8+/8/7+/7/6S+/6S/
    General
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 14 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) 22 watts
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 4-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs Yes
    Video Screen No
    Preamp Voltage 4 volts
    Screen Size ---
    Display Color White
    Key Button Color Blue
    EQ Bands 13
    Wireless Remote Optional
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 11 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    High-res Playback FLAC (up to 96kHz)

    Product Research

    Android & iPhone Integration
    Built-in Bluetooth
    Internet + AM/FM Radio
    USB/Aux Playback
    Audio Section
    Display & Remote Features

    Android & iPhone Integration

    Pioneer Smart Sync: Pioneer Smart Sync (for Apple iOS 10.3+ and Android OS 5.0+) is an advanced application that links your USB or Bluetooth connected Apple iPhone or Android smartphone to the Pioneer receiver and provides intuitive app-based features and controls. By utilizing more of your smartphone's features, the Pioneer Smart Sync app expands the ability of the Pioneer receiver. With the Pioneer Smart Sync app, you can bring your smartphone's maps, messages, and music together in the car. Pioneer Smart Sync simplifies actions you make inside a vehicle by allowing a variety of applications to be accessed with a single button on the receiver or your voice making them much easier to use (you will still control the inner workings of each compatible application from the touchscreen of your mobile device). Pioneer Smart Sync will not only enhance the quality of your in-car entertainment, it also increases your level of safety. Because Pioneer Smart Sync displays its user interface on your iPhone or Android smartphone, you'll want to mount your smartphone device to your vehicle's dash - check out the list of mobile device mounts (sold separately) in the Accessories Tab.

    • Safe Driving Tools: Pioneer Smart Sync helps ensure your safety by making operation more intuitive through the use of a user-friendly touchscreen interface on your mobile device, one-touch access from your receiver's front-panel controls, voice recognition using the included wired microphone, and hands-free calling.
      • Touchscreen User Interface: The Pioneer Smart Sync provides an intuitive user interface on your Apple iOS or Android device's screen with touchscreen control, along with display of song/artist info (including album art) and text messages. It provides access to compatible music, map and messaging apps; as well as audio settings. It even provides a time & date display, as well as indicates your vehicle's current speed.
      • One-Touch Access: The Pioneer Smart Sync app provides easy one-touch access from the head unit's front-panel or the Pioneer Smart Sync app screen for making it easier to play your music, start a navigation app, have your messages read, and respond to phone calls. The receiver's front-panel "Phone" and "Nav" buttons, along with the rotary knob are used for one-touch access. It lets you easily access many of the apps you use on a daily basis without distracting you from the road.
      • Voice Recognition: You can operate the Pioneer Smart Sync app simply with your voice and the included wired microphone, allowing you to pay full attention to the road while starting navigation, playing music, or opening your phone's address book. Voice recognition is activated by the "Phone" key on the receiver's front-panel and the "mic" icon on the Pioneer Smart Sync interface of your mobile device's touchscreen.
      • Hands-Free Calling: Pioneer Smart Sync helps ensure that phone calls don't get in the way of your driving. Calls can be answered with one press of a button on the receiver's front-panel or the Pioneer Smart Sync interface of your mobile device, while the head unit's front-panel's "Phone" key can also be used to open your phone's address book and make calls.
    • Compatible Apps: Compatible music, map, and messaging apps must be downloaded on your compatible Apple iOS or Android device along with the Pioneer Smart Sync application.
      • Music: Whether it's the music stored on your smartphone or your downloaded music apps, Pioneer Smart Sync allows you to access your favorite music. Compatible music apps include Spotify, Tidal, Pandora, TuneIn, YouTube Music, and SoundCloud. You can also select the receiver's built-in AM/FM tuner and Aux input as a source. The Pioneer Smart Sync screen on your mobile device provides song/artist information, album art, and station identification (when applicable). It also allows you to browse your device's music library, search content within a compatible music app, and seek AM/FM stations. Basic playback functions include Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track and Random/Repeat.
      • Maps Pioneer Smart Sync offers one-touch access to your most frequently used navigation app, making it easier for you to plot your trip to your destination. Simply press the "Navigation" button or icon on the head unit's front-panel or the Pioneer Smart Sync apps' screen. Compatible map applications include Google Maps, Apple Maps (iPhone only), Waze, INRIX, and Sygic. The navigation map will display on your mobile device's touchscreen, while audible directions will be heard through your vehicle's speakers. You will need to use the desired navigation app on your compatible mobile device to set your destination. 
      • Messaging: Once you've connected a compatible messaging app to Pioneer Smart Sync, you can always have your messages read out loud through your vehicle's speakers with a press of the rotary knob on the Pioneer receiver or touch of the "Message" icon on the Pioneer Smart Sync app screen. Compatible messaging apps include WhatsApp Messenger, Viber, Hangouts, WeChat, and Line.
    • Sound Customization: In addition to access to the head unit's standard audio settings, the Pioneer Smart Sync gives you the best audio experience in your car through advanced audio settings that can only be found within the app.
      • 31-Band EQ: You can easily change your audio environment just by selecting a preset equalizer curve, adjusting the 31 bands in the curve to create your own custom sound.
      • Live Simulation: Simulate the immediacy of live music with crowd cheers, clapping, and other effects produced with sound field control using your phone's digital sound processor
      • Super Todoroki Sound: Super Todoroki Sound boosts low sounds and automatically adjusts mid- and high-range sounds to add impact and clarity to your audio environment
      • Easy Sound Fit: This one-touch feature lets you customize audio to your car's acoustics in an instant by adjusting speaker output timing.

    Notes:

    • Your iPhone or Android smartphone will also need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, LTE (4G), EDGE, or WiFi.
    • You will need to indicate in the receiver's menu the type of connection you are using for the Pioneer Smart Sync App. Select Wired (USB) or Wireless (Bluetooth).
    • If connecting your Android smartphone via USB, it must be set to AOA 2.0 connection (does not work via an MTP connection).
    • Once you have connected your compatible mobile device, you can activate the Pioneer Smart Sync App by pressing and holding the receiver's rotary knob or by opening up the app on your device.
    • Click here to learn more about Pioneer Smart Sync.

    Android Direct Connect via USB: The Pioneer MVH-S312BT enables playback of stored music and music apps on select Android devices through its front-panel USB port. There are two types of modes to choose from based on your type of Android smartphone and what content you want to listen to.

    • AOA (Android Open Accessory) 2.0: The Pioneer MVH-S312BT supports AOA 2.0, which lets you connect your Android smartphone (OS 4.1-7.1.2) to the MVH-S312BT's front-panel USB port and listen to stored music and select music apps from your Android device through the Pioneer receiver. You'll be able to control basic playback functions such as Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track. By downloading the Pioneer Smart Sync (for Android OS 5.0+), you also be able to view song/artist information and browse your Android smartphone's music library from the head unit's front-panel controls. You can browse your stored music library by Playlist, Artist, Song, Album, or Genre. You'll also still be able to access other functions and applications from your Android smartphone's touchscreen, while listening to music through the head unit. If you make a call or answer a call from your smartphone while listening to music in this mode, the music will pause until you are finished with the call and then start back up again.
    • MTP (Media Transfer Protocol): The MVH-S312BT also supports MTP for playback & control of stored MP3/WMA music files on your Android (OS 4.0+) device through the Pioneer receiver's front-panel USB port. In this mode, you get basic playback control (like Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track), plus song/artist information on the receiver's LCD screen. During MTP connection, you cannot use your Android smartphone's touchscreen to control music playback and you cannot select music apps from your smartphone for playback. However, you can continue to listen to stored music on your Android smartphone through the head unit while you check your Calendar, Facebook, Texts, etc on your phone. MTP is not compatible with Pioneer Smart Sync.
    Note: Not all Android devices are compatible with AOA 2.0 or MTP, regardless of operating system. Pioneer does not guarantee operation with all Android devices.

    iPhone Direct Connect via USB: The Pioneer MVH-S312BT supports audio playback of stored music & music apps on your Apple iPhone with Lightning connector, along with control and song/artist information display through its front-panel USB port. You'll need an Apple Certified Lightning-to-USB cable to make connection. From the head unit, you can browse your iPhone's or iPod touch's music library by Artist, Album, Song, Genre, Playlist, Composer, Podcast, or Audiobook (make sure the Pioneer Smart Sync app is installed and open on your Apple device). You can also choose to control music playback and access music apps from your connected iPhone's touchscreen.

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Specific Apps Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPhone Pioneer Smart Sync Spotify Pandora Artist/Song Text Track Info Phone Audio Siri
    iPhone
    5/5C 10.3.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5S/SE 12.1.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6+/6S/6S+ 12.1.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    7/7+/8/8+ 12.1.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    XS-Max/XS/XR/X 12.1.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Notes:
    • Only compatible with Apple iPhone with Lightning connector devices. Not compatible with iPod, iPad, or older 30-pin devices.
    • Apple iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    Mobile Device Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1.5A of current to power and charge your connected Android smartphone or Apple iPhone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position (if your mobile device has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it).

    USB Auto Function: The receiver's "USB Auto" function can be set to ON to enable the head unit to automatically switch to the USB source for playback when a USB-enabled device is connected. If set to OFF, the receiver will not switch sources and simply charge the connected USB device.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth 4.0: The MVH-S312BT is equipped with built-in Bluetooth 4.0, allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles -

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.6 (Hands Free Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.3 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.5 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Pioneer MVH-S312BT.

    Multi-Device Pairing w/ Dual Phone Connection: Up to five Bluetooth-compatible devices can be paired to this receiver. You can switch music playback between the five paired devices by simply selecting a song track for playback from a device. You are even able to keep two Bluetooth-enabled phones connected at the same time, so you can make and receive calls from either phone through the head unit. You can only stream music from one phone at a time; you will be able switch between the two phones in the head unit's menu. Additional pairing features include -

    • SSP (Simple Secure Pairing): With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the MVH-S312BT without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings (your phone must also support SSP).
    • USB Pairing for iPhone: You can also pair your Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+) by simply connecting it to the Pioneer head unit via USB and following a single prompt on the head unit's display.

    Hands-Free Communication (w/ External Mic): The MVH-S312BT supports wireless hands-free communication (HFP/PBAB) for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. And, thanks to the latest Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.6) with wideband speech capability, the MVH-S312BT provides more natural sound quality and details during wireless calls. The MVH-S312BT allows you to carry on a phone conversation from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone using the head unit's external microphone and your car audio speakers. During a conversation you can adjust the volume, as well as switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode.

    • Answering A Call: During an incoming call, the head unit will display the caller's information and an audible ring tone will be heard through your vehicle's speaker. You can manually answer an incoming call or have the unit automatically answer the call.
    • Making A Call: Using the MVH-S312BT, you can dial a phone number in one of the following ways -
      • Phone Book: The phone book in your Bluetooth enabled cellular phone will be transferred automatically when the phone is paired to this unit. After finding the number you want to call in the phone book from the head unit, you can select the entry and make the call.
      • Presets: You can easily store up to six phone numbers as presets for speed dialing.
      • Call Log: The most recent calls dialed, received, and missed are stored in memory. You can browse them and call numbers from these lists.
      • Voice Dialing: When the Pioneer receiver is paired and connected via Bluetooth to an iPhone or Android smartphone with voice recognition, you'll be able to dial a phone number or contact via voice command.

    Wireless Audio Streaming: The Pioneer MVH-S312BT also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The head unit can stream music stored on your Bluetooth enabled device or music apps you have downloaded on your device. When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call.

    • Music Control: In addition to basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat), the MVH-S312BT lets you browse your stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, etc. Advanced music browsing is supported by Android 4.0+ smartphones and Apple iPhones 5.0+ (specific advanced functions vary by phone).
    • Song/Artist Info: The head unit will also display song/album/artist information from your Bluetooth device's stored music and select music apps on your device.

    Siri Eyes-Free Control: When paired and connected to an iPhone with Siri via Bluetooth, the Pioneer MVH-S312BT has the ability to access Siri through its front-panel controls and external microphone. Simply press and hold head unit's phone key to engage Siri and use the included microphone to communicate with Siri. Siri's voice will heard through your vehicle's speakers. All Siri functions including hands-free calling, music search, setting reminders, text-messaging, audible navigation, and more can be done through the MVH-S312BT and its microphone. You can even ask Siri to get directions to a destination and the turn-by-turn instructions will heard through your vehicle's speakers, while the on-screen map still displays on your iPhone with Siri. The head unit's audio is attenuated while Siri provides audible directions.

    Note: The head unit's front-panel LCD will only display hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the Pioneer digital media receiver; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).

    Internet + AM/FM Radio

    Pandora Internet Radio: The free Pandora App (for Apple iOS 10.0+ and Android OS 4.0+) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Pioneer MVH-S312BT using your USB or Bluetooth connected Apple iPhone, or Bluetooth connected Android smartphone. Your iPhone or Android smartphone will also need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, LTE (4G), EDGE, or WiFi. The MVH-S312BT provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information.

    • Station List w/ Shuffle: You can select Pandora stations from your Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z). You can also listen to songs played randomly from various stations within your Station List.
    • New Stations + Delete: New stations can be created based on the current songs or artists playing. You can also delete a station from your Pandora station list.
    • Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station. You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips allowed.
    • Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences.
    • Bookmarking: The song/artist currently being played can be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.

    Note: Access to the Pandora service will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada & only available in the United States.

    Spotify Online Music Service: The free Spotify music app (for Apple iOS 10.0+ and Android OS 4.0+) lets you play music from the Spotify music service through the Pioneer MVH-S312BT using your USB or Bluetooth connected Apple iPhone, or Bluetooth connected Android smartphone. You can play, pause and skip tracks, browse playlists, albums and radio stations through the Pioneer receiver's front-panel controls. You also get song/artist information on the unit's front-panel LCD. Access to the Spotify service will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or Android device to connect to the Internet. If you are a Spotify Premium user (requires a monthly paid subscription), you can enjoy ad-free, high quality music even when there is no internet connection.

    Supertuner IIID AM/FM Tuner: The Supertuner IIID features Feed Forward Control, which avoids multi-path interference. This pre-detection of interference enables quick filter control and results in less distortion. In addition, the Supertuner IIID creates enhanced stereo during multi-path interference, unlike conventional tuners that collapse to mono. Digital processing reduces distortion, and improves Signal-to-Noise Ratio and stereo separation. Advanced analog technology improves signal processing sensitivity.

    • RDS: The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to compatible AM/FM stations.
    • BSM (Best Stations Memory): The BSM (Best Stations Memory) function lets you automatically store the six strongest stations under preset buttons 1-6 of the currently tuned band. The tuner has 3 FM banks and 1 AM bank. You can store 6 presets for each bank giving you a total of 18 FM presets and 6 AM presets.
    • Local Tuning: Local seek tuning lets you tune in only those radio stations with sufficiently strong signals for good reception. There are 4 levels of sensitivity for FM and two levels for AM. The higher settings allow reception of only the strongest stations, while lower settings let you receive progressively weaker stations.

    USB/Aux Playback

    USB MSC Playback: In addition to Apple and Android device connectivity, the digital media receiver's front-panel USB-A 2.0 port allows you to connect a USB Mass Storage Class (MSC) device, such as a USB thumbdrive (up to 32GB). The USB port enables audio playback & control of MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, and WAV audio files stored on your portable USB MSC device through the Pioneer MVH-S312BT. Basic playback controls included Play/Pause, FW/RW, Previous/Next Track, and Random/Repeat. Song/artist information such as track, artist, and album name will also be displayed on the head unit.

    • USB Auto Switch: The receiver also includes the USB Auto Switch feature, so when a device is connected via USB you have the option to choose whether the receiver uses the phone as a source, or just charges the device.
    • USB Charging: USB devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the CD receiver's USB ports (max. 1.5A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.
    Note: Not compatible with USB hubs and card readers.

    Audio File Compatibility: The Pioneer MVH-S312BT supports the following types of MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC,& WAV files loaded onto a USB MSC device.

    Media Type USB (AOA/MTP/MSC)
    File System FAT 12/16/32
    Playable File Types MP3: bit rate of 8-320kbps w/ sampling frequency of 8-48kHz
    WMA:
    bit rate of 48-320kbps w/ sampling frequency of 32, 44.1, 48kHz
    AAC: bit rate of 16-320kbps w/ sampling frequency of 11.025-48kHz
    FLAC:
    bit rate of 8/16/24-bit w/ sampling frequency of 8-96kHz (not supported by MTP)
    WAV: bit rate of 8/16-bit w/ sampling frequency of 16-48kHz (not supported by MTP)
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 1,500 folders/15,000 files
    Tags ID3 tags (ver.1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA/AAC/FLAC tags

    File/Track Name List: The Name List feature displays a list of albums and tracks on a connected USB device , so you can easily access your music. Music files are listed first by Artist name, then by Album name, and finally by Song title.

    Song/Artist Information: During music playback, the unit displays any recorded metadata information; including artist, song, and album name.

    Playback Controls: The Pioneer digital media receiver provides basic operations like Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track, and Repeat/Random for USB device playback.

    Auxiliary Input: The MVH-S312BT is equipped with a front-panel 3.5mm stereo minijack auxiliary input for connecting external audio sources, such as a portable digital audio player.

    Audio Section

    24 Bit D/A Converter: The Pioneer in-dash head unit utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior sound quality.

    MOSFET Amplifier: The MVH-S312BT is equipped with a MOSFET amplifier. Compared to conventional power supplies, the MOSFET amplification circuit is smaller and more efficient, and it delivers increased power with less distortion and absolutely zero on/off switching noise. More power means louder and cleaner music at higher volumes because you're not pushing the limits of the amplification circuit.

    • CTA2006 Specs: 14 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Continuous Power Output: 22 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 50Hz-15kHz, 5% THD)
    • Maximum Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels
    Note: The power specifications for the MVH-S312BT are compliant with the CTA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). These standards were developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and between manufacturers.

    4V/4CH Preouts + Sub Control: The Pioneer MVH-S312BT features two pair of 4.0-volt preouts (Front & Rear/Sub). The unit's rear preouts can be configured as fading rear-channel outputs or a non-fading subwoofer outputs. When the head unit's rear preouts are configured as subwoofer preouts, you can select the frequency of the select the subwoofer phase (normal/reverse) and volume (+10 to -24).

    Built-In Crossovers: The Pioneer MVH-S312BT is equipped with high and low pass crossovers to suit your type of speaker configuration.

    • High-Pass Filter: When you don't want low-frequency sound to be heard through your front or rear speakers, you can simply active the head unit's HPF (high pass filter). By activating the HPF, only frequencies higher than those in the selected range are output from the front or rear speakers. The high pass filter crossover can be set to 25, 31.5, 40, 50, 63, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, or 250 Hz. The slope level of the HPF can also be adjusted to -6, -12, -18, or -24 dB.
    • Low-Pass Filter: When using the head unit's Rear/Sub preout as a subwoofer output, you can activate the head unit's low-pass crossover and choose the low pass filter frequency and slope. The low pass filter crossover can be set to 25, 31.5, 40, 50, 63, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, or 250 Hz. The slope level of the HPF can also be adjusted to -6, -12, -18, -24, or -36 dB.

    EEQ (Easy EQ) w/ 13-Band Graphic EQ: There are seven stored equalizer curves which you can easily recall at any time. You can choose from - Powerful, Natural, Vocal, Super Bass, Flat, Custom 1, or Custom 2. The Custom 1 and Custom 2 EQ modes allow you to manually adjust the level (+/- 12dB) of each band of the head unit's 13-band graphic equalizer (50, 80, 125, 200, 315, 500, 800, 1.25k, 2k, 3.15k, 5k, 8k, and 12.5k Hz).

    Listening Position, Time Alignment, & Speaker Level Adjustment: For a better sound-stage you can select your optimal listening position. You can choose from All, Front Left, Front Right, or Front. You can also select to manually fine tune the sound stage, using Digital Time Alignment (DTA) by selecting the distance (0-140") for each individual speaker in the vehicle compared to your listening position. You can then adjust each speaker and sub channel independently from -24 to +10 to best even out the sound in your vehicle.

    Bass Management: The Pioneer receiver offers Bass Management through its D.Bass and Loudness feature. D.Bass boosts the bas level dynamically to offer an effect as if a subwoofer was added to the system. D.Bass can be set to High, Low, or Off. The Loudness function compensates for deficiencies in the low- and high-frequency ranges at low volume. You can set the Loudness to High, Mid, Low, or Off.

    Advanced Sound Retriever: The Advanced Sound Retriever automatically enhances compressed audio and restores the original richness of the recording. When the Advanced Sound Retriever is on, the high frequency range is compensated to match the frequency response curve to the original sound. There are two available levels of the Advanced Sound Retriever effect.

    Source Level Adjustment (SLA): This function lets you adjust the volume level of each source to prevent radical changes in volume when switching between sources. Settings are based on the unit's FM volume level, which remains unchanged. Each source can be independently adjusted from -4 dB to +4 dB.

    MIXTRAX: Drawing from Pioneer's rich DJ heritage and passion for music, MIXTRAX delivers a unique DJ infused listening experience to listeners in the car. MIXTRAX is an innovative Pioneer technology that creates a non-stop mix of your music library complete with a range of DJ-inspired effects. MIXTRAX takes your typical music listening experience and creates a non-stop mix of your music with 3 random DJ effects and transitions, by removing the breaks and pauses normally introduced between tracks and replacing them with various beats. MIXTRAX is compatible with USB-connected iPhone & USB MSC devices. There is also a Short Playback option which limits the amount of time each track plays; select from 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, or 3 minutes.

    Note: The MIXTRAX function is not compatible with Android or the Pandora app.

    Beep Tone: A beep tone can be heard when a button is pressed on the head unit's front-panel to confirm operation. This feature can be turned On or Off.

    Display & Remote Features

    Detachable Face Security: The Pioneer MVH-S312BT digital media receiver features detachable face security. No face case is included with this unit. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can be purchased for this unit. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face non-detachable, if desired.

    2-Line LCD: The Pioneer MVH-S312BT features a 2-line LCD screen with the choice of English, Spanish, or French text. The display illumination is fixed with white text and a black background.

    • Brightness & Dimmer Control: You can manually adjust the brightness (1-10) of the head unit's display & button illumination to suit your viewing needs. You can also sync the receiver's display & button illumination to the head units' clock.
    • Clock Display: You can select between the receiver's clock display or source display. Pressing and holding the "SRC/OFF" button turns off the head unit's audio output, but the clock display and button illumination remains on (you can then press the "D" button to turn off all illumination).

    MIXTRAX Illumination: MIXTRAX features a club-style illumination that enhances the mood with a dynamic dance club-like lighting effect. As MIXTRAX begins, lights start pulsing to the beat of the music, adding an extra level of entertainment. You can choose different patterns of lighting variations from sound pressure level or low-pass synchronization modes. The lighting effects work like a spectrum analyzer, reaching peak colors based on the intensity of the music.

    Optional IR Remote: The MVH-S312BT supports Pioneer's CD-R510 IR remote control for wireless operation of the in-dash digital media receiver.

    Steering Wheel Control Input: The head unit features a 3.5mm steering wheel control input on the rear of the unit that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately).

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    It does everything I need at a great price; plus, it's a Pioneer. [ Steven  Jul 04, 2019 ]
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    Good quality/Low price [ mark  Apr 17, 2019 ]
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    best seller, cheaper than the other ones. Free installation, free din, free wiring, 3 year warranty, etc. [ Ruth  Apr 16, 2019 ]
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    Blue tooth and aux imput [ Brad  Mar 17, 2019 ]
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    I know the company to create high quality products [ Cody  Mar 05, 2019 ]
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    Good reviews. Fits my vehicle, fair price, integrated smartphone app. [ TR  Mar 01, 2019 ]
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    Replacing an old Pioneer unit that doesn't stream music from my MotoZ. Love the fact that I can simply unplug the old one and use all the same wires (phone mic included) to plug into the new one. [ Philip  Feb 28, 2019 ]
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    Feature-rich product that will work with my Android phone. Wanted a unit with Bluetooth technology and a USB port for playing my MP3s from my computer. Had good luck with prior Pioneer units in the past. This will replace my obsolete Alpine unit. Also, excellent price! [ Kathleen  Feb 16, 2019 ]
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    Recommended [ Robert  Feb 05, 2019 ]
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    $80 for a Pioneer Deck that has Bluetooth? [ Jason  Feb 04, 2019 ]
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    Price, features, brand name, and mounting depth. [ DANA  Jan 27, 2019 ]
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    Options are what I needed [ david  Jan 07, 2019 ]
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    LONG LASTING PRODUCT WITH AWSOME SOUND REPRODUCTION AT AFFORDABLE PRICES [ Gary  Dec 15, 2018 ]
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    It was cheap, had all the features I wanted/needed, and was a good brand name. [ Nicholas  Dec 09, 2018 ]
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    I LOVE PIONEER [ M  Nov 26, 2018 ]
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    Always have been a fan of Pioneer for their quality. Picked this unit because it also includes smartphone connection and bluetooth. [ Oswaldo  Nov 20, 2018 ]
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    Im a pioneer fan and the price [ Gary  Nov 07, 2018 ]
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    I have been buying the pioneer lineup of (Bluetooth) receivers for years. These are great and keep getting better. [ Noah  Nov 01, 2018 ]
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    Had good success with Pioneer media receivers for years now, has the essential features to control the average system with upgraded "corner" speakers and sub/amp - at an affordable price. [ RICK  Oct 15, 2018 ]
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    Can I put this in a 2001 Toyota Corolla LE with its stock speakers, etc? Or do I need to change all that out as well?
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    You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
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    I noticed a number of the newer pioneer stereos have a bass button. Is this to control a subwoofer? Or dose this simply throw more bass through the door speakers.
    [ Matthew  May 19, 2019 ]
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    It actually throws more bass into the speakers. When I first bought it I thought the same thing about the subwoofer, but it is a noticeable difference with just the speakers. Definitely worth it.
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    How would you hook up a 4 channel amp (2 x front & 2 x rear RCAs) with a subwoofer ( also RCA)?
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    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
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