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If you are looking for the cheapest way to add Apple CarPlay or Android Auto to your Acura this is it. Normally we wouldn’t sell or recommend Soundstream products but this radio is the one exception. The screen is vibrant and great for controlling Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. The radios internal operating system is a little clunky but it does get the job done. Installing this unit is very straightforward. The microphone is right in the front of the radio so you don’t have to run a bunch of wires just the USB extension as the USB port is located at the back of the radio. Our plug and play kit removes the need for any wiring so all you have to do is plug everything in. Our radio kit also allows you keep your factory steering wheel controls, amplifier, speakers and factory navigation in most Acura’s.
Who should buy this radio:
The best use case for this radio is for someone who just wants Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. You plan to keep the factory system stock and not make any additions. You can add a backup camera without a problem and maybe a subwoofer but that’s it. While the radio does offer other features the internal operating system limits its abilities. It also does have AUX in for anyone who wants to connect an external audio source via RCA.
Who should look for something else:
If you are looking for built in GPS, Sirius XM capabilities or Phone Mirroring this radio is not a good choice. This radio also isn’t suggested for those who want to run an aftermarket audio system. This radio works with the factory audio systems in the Acura TL, MDX and TSX but with aftermarket equipment this radio doesn’t have all the recommended settings to run multiple amplifiers. Installing a subwoofer amplifier is no problem but if you are planning to run a two or three amplifier system then we recommend a Kenwood or Alpine radio instead.
About the Soundstream Brand:
Soundstream makes some awesome products. But in our personal opinion they sometimes have quality control issues which lead to an inconsistent experience with the products they offer. Some turn out to be great with no issues at all while others are unresponsive and noisy. This radio has been proven to be a winner for us and we can honestly recommend it. Acura Audio Garage backs this radio with a one year warranty from date of purchase so you can have peace of mind that your investment will be protected.