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Axxera AXD130

CD receiver

76 Reviews | 19 questions - 35 answers

Item #: 070AXD130

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Overview

Our take on the Axxera AXD130

Axxera's AXD130 CD receiver combines a sleek fold-down face design with some nice options to keep you entertained. You won't have any trouble taking charge when you're behind the wheel, thanks to the receiver's easy-to-use buttons and large control knob. Plus, you can detach the fold-down face when you're parking on the bad side of town.

Fold-down detachable face

Axxera's AXD130 CD receiver combines a sleek fold-down face design with some nice options to keep you entertained. You won't have any trouble taking charge when you're behind the wheel, thanks to the receiver's easy-to-use buttons and large control knob. Plus, you can detach the fold-down face when you're parking on the bad side of town.

USB and auxiliary inputs

If you get most of your music from sources other than CDs, the AXD130 features front-panel USB and auxiliary inputs. You can enjoy music by using the USB input for a thumb drive (sorry, not iPod/iPhone compatible), or by plugging your satellite radio, smartphone, or any other audio devices into the aux input.

This receiver also offers a 3-band equalizer for adjusting the tone to match your taste, while a set of preamp outputs lets you add a powered sub to fill out your sound. Axxera includes a remote control so your back seat passengers can change songs without harrassing the driver.

Greta product on time and better than expected

nathan, albuquerque, NM

What's in the Box:

  • CD receiver
  • Detachable face-plate (in face case) Hard plastic face case
  • Wiring harness
  • Sleeve (installed)
  • Trim ring (installed)
  • Remote control (CR2025 battery installed)
  • 2 Removal tools
  • 8 ISO-mount screws
  • Rear-support bolt
  • Lock washer
  • Hex-nut
  • Quick Start Guide

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (18 watts RMS CEA-2006/60 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RW discs including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA music files
    • fold-down detachable face with 12-character display
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • 3-band equalizer with 7 preset tone curves
    • low-pass crossover and subwoofer controls
    Expandability:
    • inputs: front USB port (not iPod/iPhone compatible); front-panel auxiliary input
    • outputs: 2-channel preamp outputs (2-volt rear/subwoofer)
    Other features and specs:
    Reviews

    Axxera AXD130

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (76 Reviews)

    Run, don't walk

    tomorrowroad from St Louis, MO on 5/13/2016

    2010 Dodge Grand Caravan
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Does not work as advertised. If I could give this product a negative rating, it would be negative 5 stars. I can't wait to get it out of my vehicle and send it back to Crutchfield

    Pros: There are none

    Cons: On the advice of a Crutchfield Specialist, I hooked my iPod up to the Aux input, and the USB cable up to the USB port to charge it as I was driving. It drained the charge on my iPod so bad it stopped working after twenty minutes, and then kept draining the charge. I brought the iPod into my house and hooked it up to the computer, which advices me the iPod may have been corrupted. I will NEVER buy a product from Axxera again.

    Decent product with the basics

    Bryan C from Nampa, ID on 4/7/2016

    2005 Honda Pilot
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this to replace the factory stereo. I wanted something basic that would play from both USB and aux jack and handle CDs, as well.. This fit the bill nicely and for a very nice price. Sound was better than the factory stereo and I was able to quickly and easily install it. As a great bonus from Crutchfield they included the wireing harness and the dash mounting insert at no extra charge. The instructions were clear and easy. I had the stereo installed and playing in less than an hour. The only drawback to this for me was the brightness of the display. It glows bright neon blue all the time and it does not appear to have any adjustment settings for this. Unfortunately, this was a deal breaker for both me and my wife. The display was so bright that it was very distracting during driving and nearing the point of painfully bright at night. Crutchfield honored their promise and accepted it back. The rep even helped me to find a suitable replacement in the same price range.

    Pros: Great sound Simple controls Has all the basics Easy to install

    Cons: Super bright display - too distracting for night driving

    Fits 2003 Civic LX Coupe Poorly

    Jane D from Southwest U. S. on 3/17/2016

    2003 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I spent eight+ hours today trying to get this to (1) fit snugly; (2) not jut out 1/2-inch from the panel; (3) accept the nicer, ISO trim ring shown in the photo above; and (4) figure out whether I should be using the ISO mount instructions or the DIN mount instructions. I could not succeed in any of the latter.

    Pros: Nothing

    Cons: Unit is not secure. Jutting out is un-attractive and un-cool. I do not want my money back. I want the day back that I wasted trying to make this secure and look as pictured. I hope it lasts less than a couple years so I can justify putting in something that looks good.

    Crutchfield response on March 21, 2016 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, especially a situation like this, please contact our customer service or tech support teams right away. They can help you solve the problem and get the stereo installed and working. We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

    Axxera

    nathan from albuquerque, NM on 3/16/2016

    1990 Dodge Spirit
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Greta product on time and better than expected

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: None

    Axxera AXD130

    anon_576 from center city, MN on 2/29/2016

    2005 Dodge Grand Caravan
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Radio seems to work just fine, but I have some issues with layout and remote. Had thought that remote would let me set EQ-- if it does, I don't know how. Radio controls are somewhat awkward, but useable(main radio and remote).Should have looked at pictures more closely -- wouild have discovered thaty you have to open display to use CD -- works OK, but odd. Does work with USB memory, but has very limited ability to navigate -- really shouldn't have more than one folder as it doesn't deal with the comcept of multiples. Makes for an issue with audiobook mp3s, but audiobooks always seem to cause problems.

    Pros: Inexpensive and works well with a lot of functionality.

    Cons: Somewhat awkward to use even with remote.

    works great !!

    chuck B from hopewell, VA on 2/19/2016

    2002 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    So far so good, the unit was put in a Jeep Wrangler. Sounds much better than the stock stereo. I did not want to spend a lot on a expensive stereo. Very pleased with this stereo.

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    Cons: It is taken me a little while to figure out how to set everything up.

    Perfect for me

    drmike from madison, WI on 1/27/2016

    2003 Ford Explorer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have been using a cassette tape adapter to play .wav files from radio recordings on a standard car unit. This unit has an AUX input as well as CD player which makes a perfect fit for what I wanted. The volume knob is great compared to what I had since it really is the most important control. It also comes with a remote and I have no idea why. Switching modes is easy. I don't like looking at a clock, so I don't have too with the display function. All in all I'm really glad I got this.

    Pros: The controls are simple enough that no manual is really necessary but you can get one online. Once I found all the parts it plugged in and worked the first time and keeps on working.

    Cons: It definitely looks nice but is all blue LED's. A little more color would be "more cool".

    Tim

    Tim from North Carolina on 12/31/2015

    2004 Honda Odyssey
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The stereo was a good value. It worked as expected once installed and features seem quite intuitive to play.

    Pros: Price, features, variety of inputs (CD, Aux, USB charge)

    Cons: Flip-down face made installation trickier. It must be installed projecting out of dash to allow for the face to hinge down.

    Awesome radio

    Lashay from District Heights, MD on 12/26/2015

    2005 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I love it, it was my first time ordering from Crutchfield. My dad installed the radio easily and Axera is an awesome product. The delivery was very prompt!

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    Exactly what I needed

    Brian S from Michigan on 12/10/2015

    2002 Ford Focus
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This thing was exactly what I was looking for. very happy with the product.

    Pros: Looks, build, suuuuper easy to use.

    Cons: very bright at night, can bug your eyes while you drive. CD's are incerted behind the deck face. not an issue but you should know.

    souds great

    robert g from North Carolina on 12/7/2015

    2005 Volvo S60
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    great value for the dollar, easy to use and install.

    Pros: great price!!!!

    Cons: can't think of any reason not to buy this product

    Hope the replacement is better

    Greg B from Michigan on 12/6/2015

    2005 Kia Sedona
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installing this unit wasn't too big of a hassle. It looked good when it was in, but found out the CD player didn't work. Put a CD in, and it just spit them back out. The AUX jack wasn't right either. Had to turn the volume up to the max just to hear my Ipod. Once driving down the road the wind noise drowned it out. Crutchfield was quick to send a replacement unit. Hopefully it works ok.

    Pros: Nice features. Good price, and attractive looks.

    Cons: This unit obviously had some build quality flaws.

    Nice enough

    Bob from New Jersey on 11/29/2015

    2008 Hyundai Accent
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice enough system, just not very durable. After 6 months display elements are flickering, the aux input somehow picks up more alternator whine than when initially installed & the CD drive whines. A good system to throw in as an upgrade in a car that's being sold.

    Pros: price

    Cons: durability

    Performs as advertised.....

    DirkW from Texas on 11/25/2015

    2000 Jeep Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installation was a breeze. Operation is also a breeze. The instructions and operation manual were clear and explicit. It is just what I wanted for the price paid.

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    just what we needed all together

    smith from Kentucky on 11/9/2015

    2005 Chevrolet Colorado
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is just what we needed for our truck with all the extra's you need also. It was a gift for my son 17 to put in his truck he loves it..

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    John Ev from Massachusetts on 10/18/2015

    2003 Honda Accord LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great value and super easy installation. I installed the this unit in a 2003 Accord.

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    good product

    Anonymous from Florida on 10/14/2015

    2003 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great replacement for original broken radio/cd player

    Pros: Easy to install, customer service dead on with any questions

    Cons: none so far

    Good radio

    Dave from Boyertown,Pennsylvania on 8/13/2015

    2005 Chevrolet Cobalt
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice radio and cd player. Has all i was looking for in a radio

    Pros: Easy to install, easy to use

    Cons: Scanning for stations is not as quick since scan and channel change use the same button

    Custom install 1977 F-250 Ford Truck

    Courtless from Montana on 7/12/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This was a very hard install as I had to do some custom trimming and fitting to make this work on this old truck. AXXERA AXD130 was very easy to wire up, instructions were easy to read and understand. The radio preformed perfectly, extremely pleased with Crutchfield

    Pros: Easy wire up. Easy startup. No problems!!

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    Amazing receiver for an unbeatable price!

    JessiD from Wisconsin on 7/6/2015

    2002 Honda Civic LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Considering the price of the product I feel as though this receiver has exceeded my expectations. It pulls through amazing sound and several more stations than my previous receiver. The controls and display are brightly lit which is great for night driving. The controls also make this receiver very easy to figure out. I had no problems adjusting my music settings to my preference the first time using it. Needless to say I would recommend Crutchfield to anyone.

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    Rob from Wisconsin on 7/5/2015

    2004 GMC Envoy XUV
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great CD stereo, great value, like the blue back lighting, not tried aux input yet

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    J. Miller from Urbana, OH on 6/2/2015

    1998 Chevrolet C Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The unit provides exactly what I needed - an entry-level CD receiver to replace my old tape deck in the pickup. Easy to install, easy to program and easy to use.

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    Cons: LED lights are quite bright at night, with no dimming option.

    Axxera AXD130

    Anonymous from Raymond, NH on 5/24/2015

    2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product

    Pros: Ease of installation

    Cons:

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    Stede from Colorado on 4/20/2015

    2000 Jeep Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    As others have said, a good quality unit for the price. But I'm here to comment on Crutchfield's customer service. The first AXD130 I received had a faulty CD. The radio and USB worked fine but the CD would only repeat 'reading' about a dozen times before defaulting to the tuner. So I called the return line and this is what happened- I was immediately connected to a very pleasant young lady (by her voice) who instantly sent me a return label to my email. The new unit was sent the SAME day and was received and installed today. Everything works fine and again- the sound is very good for a head in this price point. I have an older Jeep Cherokee which is absolutely not a good platform for a sound system- the beast is basically a big noisy echo chamber... but the customer service at Crutchfield is superb and I will be back, for sure. Steve in Colorado

    Pros: Great quality sound for the price

    Cons: none so far....

    Jeep Rebuild

    Dave from West Virginia on 3/29/2015

    1987 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The product was exactly as advertized. I am rebuilding a Wrangler which will spend much of its life with the top off. I wanted an economical receiver in the event of vandalism or water damage. I also wanted the ability to use my MP3 player and utilize my CDs as well. So far... so good.

    Pros: Easy to install and reasonably priced.

    Cons: The lights on the faceplate are a bit distracting when night driving... they are brighter than the rest of my dash cluster.

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    MATT from Texas on 3/12/2015

    2002 Dodge Dakota
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I GOT THIS DECK FOR MY MOM, AND INSTALLED IT IN HER DAKOTA. I LIKE THE FEATURES IT HAS PLUS IT IS A EASY UNIT TO UNDERSTAND SO IT WAS EASY SHOWING HER HOW TO RUN IT AND SET UP.

    Pros: EASE OF USE

    Cons: NONE THAT I HAVE FOUND YET

    great truck stereo

    Allan from North Royalton,Ohio on 2/13/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I purchased this stereo to replace a Blaupunkt unit which never lived up to my expectations and have been pleasantly surprised. The sound quality is excellent much better than the previous unit even though this is a low frills unit.Installation was a breeze and it is a lot nicer overall quality wise than I expected for a low priced stereo.

    Pros: Great sound,simple to operateand looks great also

    Cons: None so far

    Researched and Rewarded

    pkramer from Pennsylvania on 2/2/2015

    2003 Nissan Frontier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I did the research for affordable, feature packed, reliable, with good sound quality and loudness. There is no direct answer. But this model has met all of my expectations and then some. It was a gift for a special audiophile in my life and we have both been very pleased with all it has given. And buying from Crutchfield (for the lightly seasoned self installer) was the absolute best way to go.

    Pros: affordable, feature packed, reliable, with good sound quality and loudness, easy to install.

    Cons: Cannot be controlled by a Zune (XD i know, i know). No dimmer for the display lighting.

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    PeteF from Texas on 1/16/2015

    2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good stereo for the price! Easy to connect and good sound!

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    What is going on?

    Teddy from Hawaii on 1/12/2015

    I installed the unit with a long time friend. We both knew what we were doing and had the unit running after about 2 hours of work. One time while playing music through the aux input, the left side speakers stopped working, and the right side is extremely soft! Radio input still functions through all of the speakers, but it is infuriating to not have a fully functioning system! I want to exchange the unit for another model or just return it. At this point, I just want to get rid of it...

    Pros: worked well for 3 or so months enjoy the hidden CD input model was easy to install

    Cons: Stopped working as well as it should!

    Very Happy!

    Anonymous from South Carolina on 1/6/2015

    2001 Honda Civic LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am pleased with my purchase. The only slightly annoying thing is having to put down the display to insert a CD.

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    Very Happy

    Jim from Texas on 1/1/2015

    1995 Dodge Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good sounding unit for a great price. I put this in a 20-year-old Dodge truck that we're fixing up for one of the kids. The installation was quick and easy, and it's a big plus to have the front aux input and USB connection.

    Pros: Good quality at a good price Nice features (3 FM, 2 AM, presets, USB, etc.)

    Cons: Lighting not dimmable

    Good Sound, Easy to Use

    Tim C from the Washington, DC Area on 12/30/2014

    2008 Kia Sedona
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I installed for my 70 year old mother. It was easy for her to understand and use. It was a breeze to install...though her car caused some difficulties

    Pros: Easy to use. Easy to Install.

    Cons: When tuning to non-preset channels, it's a little bit of a pain. No fast way to change channels except to quickly repeat hitting the tune button.

    Great radio, but!

    Wallaby from Florida on 12/30/2014

    1989 Nissan 240SX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed into a 1989 Nissan 240sx hatchback. Existing radio connectors did not fit, had to splice a dozen wires to the new radio. Antenna cable had to be adapted to fit. Unit size fit ok, molding around face plate had to be removed, later adapted to fit. Was not an easy install, but well worth the trouble

    Pros: Sound quality

    Cons: Install problems

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    Hal from 98368 on 12/28/2014

    2000 Honda Accord
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This radio has a "very" small plastic button in the upper left hand corner to drop down the front plate to expose the CD slot!!! This is not clear on the website picture or description. If you want to play a CD you must first expose the slot, insert the CD and then close the front plate before you can access the CD controls! Getting the front plate off for security purposes is also difficult to accomplish. We never installed the product because these two features made the radio unacceptable to us!

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    Pretty Good

    billl from California on 12/24/2014

    1995 Ford F Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The only thing I have problems with is in the AM mode, seems like there is a lot of crossover (stations overlapping each other). Unable to pick up some stations that my manufacturer's radio could. But for the money it is a real good deal. Took a little time getting used to where the CD goes. Still playing with it to see what else it can do. For directions on using the unit Google the model number for the manual.

    Pros: Great unit for the price

    Cons: Like another reviewer said, the AM band is not the best.

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    Jen from Columbia, SC on 12/23/2014

    1999 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    For a cheap unit, it does exactly what I need it to do. The sound quality is not great (but that also may be a function of my aging speakers), and it's functions are pretty minimal, but that's all I needed and the price was right! Installation was not that bad also - I figured it out myself with a little guidance from Dad and no experience doing this sort of thing in the past.

    Pros: Price, Functions were exactly what I wanted (CD, Aux cable, radio)

    Cons: Display is really bright and I haven't figured out if it's possible to dim it yet. Some buttons could be larger (the seek button is not too large, but the mute button is huge).

    Does all that I need it to do

    Sgt_stubbs from Allen, Texas on 12/14/2014

    2008 Nissan Versa
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    First aftermarket radio I replaced in my Nissan. Not bad at all. Didn't hear of the brand axxera til Crutchfield. Settings could be a bit better to navigate. But I need to play with it some more to get used to it. Love the color blue. Overall not bad for what I paid for. Only had it for a few weeks and its grown on me. I hook up my auxiliary to Pandora and go.

    Pros: Does what it's meant to. Sound is pretty good.

    Cons: Settings could be clearer

    Replaced factory unit

    Tim from Richmond, va on 12/11/2014

    2005 Dodge Grand Caravan
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice unit easy to install controls stiff and not simplistic, instructions limited

    Pros: Sound, value, easy install

    Cons: Buttons hard to press, instructions don't tell you how to do everything

    Not Bad

    Greg F from Rock Hill SC on 11/24/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Sound is good, easy to use, but display options should include both clock and track #. Also, this is hard to believe, but the panel light is blinding coming through the on/off button. It is very bright, and annoying at night. I will have to paint it with shoe polish or something to dim it. All in all, though, for the money, not bad.

    Pros: Easy to use, not bad sound.

    Cons: Blinding light from on/off button, very bright at night.

    Satisfied Customer

    KB from Brooklyn, NY on 11/23/2014

    1990 Pontiac Grand Am
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I purchased this item to replace the factory radio for my 1990 Grand Am Ponitac. It was reasonably priced and was the only radio with the USB port and Aux port located in the front. The product is well worth it's money.

    Pros: The brightness, very easy to operate, the USB port charges my iPhone 5 and the radio sounds really well.

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    V from Texas on 11/16/2014

    2002 Nissan Frontier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Went in without a hitch everything pretty straight forward, simple to follow directions.

    Pros: cost/ performance

    Cons: none

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    Anonymous from Wisconsin on 11/10/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought this for a 2001 GMC work truck. Installation was a snap with the mounting kit that I purchased at the same time. I really like the front side usb jack. Works great for what I need. Thanks to the Crutchfield rep that made sure I had everything I needed to install with out any issues.

    Pros: Low cost and sounds good for two speaker work truck. usb port

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    Anonymous from Narvon pa on 10/22/2014

    1991 Chevrolet S10
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Has great sound

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    Nice, basic receiver.

    JohnE from Bellevue, WA on 10/11/2014

    1999 Subaru Forester
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It was a simple install, and added good tunes to the car. FM performance is good, CD and Aux performance excellent, AM performance is marginal. Not a LOT of power, but adequate. The part that my son loves (it is in his car) is the look: It is a very cool looking machine.

    Pros: Excellent value, great look.

    Cons: Might be underpowered in some applications- AM performance is not good.

    Good product / easy install

    Smitty H from Leesburg, VA on 10/10/2014

    2005 Saturn ION 3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I first have to say that I have never installed my own car stereo before. I went into this a total novice and it ended up only taking me about an hour to remove my old factory unit and install this one. Very easy.

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    Nice and easy

    cquade from kennesaw, Ga on 10/5/2014

    2000 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product, and easy to install in jeep wrangler.

    Pros: Cheaper than what you see in stores, and same product.

    Cons: None so far

    Axxera AXD130 car radio/player

    Bert from Marietta, GA on 9/17/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I got this car radio/player for it's ability to play from an USB flash drive. It enables me to access 100 albums and audio books from a tiny device. My only complaint is that I can't do a search or view more than a single line of text, so it's necessary to click sequentially through the contents. Because of that limitation, I'm using separate flash drives for different audio book subjects and different types of music. But that still enables me relatively easy access to a lot of entertainment in a small package.

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    Block from South Ozone Park, NY on 9/10/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great job

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    Amazing!

    Jesus from Woonsocket, RI on 8/22/2014

    1999 Subaru Legacy
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Absolutely shocked me how something so cheap in price could work so well.

    Pros: Supplies the perfect amount of power and style to the rest of my car. I love it.

    Cons: I'm not sure if it is me or if the radio just stays blue but I would like the ability to change the colors on the display.

    Very Pleased

    MelN from Helton, KY on 6/19/2014

    1999 Ford Escort
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am very pleased with this stereo. Alot of bang for the buck. It's easy to use and the sound is great.

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    Goldie M. from Union, nj on 6/16/2014

    2005 Chevrolet Equinox
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    So far, so good!!! For the price, you can't go wrong with it. I know it's not a name brand like kenwood, jvc, pioneer, sony. The reason I picked this Axxera is because it's the only stereo that has USB and aux connection in front for the same exact price as the named brands. Another retailer is charging around a lot for installation and 3 hrs.+ of waiting. Crutchfield, and diy wiring and installation only 60 min. Of your time or maybe less. Like I said, so far so good. I hope this stereo will last for a while......

    Pros: More bang for your buck! Quality sound! Easy diy wiring and install. Can charge devices with USB connection and use the aux at the same time.

    Cons: This Axxera Stereo doesn't display words such as pass lock / disable, enable alarm. My stock or factory radio displays the words if u enable or disable pass lock/alarm.

    Excellent Product

    Harry from Dayton,OH on 5/20/2014

    2000 Toyota Camry Solara
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this product recently for my very old 2000 Toyota Solara. My current stereo quit working after living for so many years so i decided to buy a new one from crutchfield. I never realized how easy it is to install new stereos. Crutchfield was very helpful in recommending stereos for the car i selected and to their word, it does fit and is very easy to install ourselves. the accessories (harness and plastic tray) they provide with this product and very necessary (especially the electrical harness) that makes installation a breeze. The self tapping screws that comes with this that fastens the factory bracket (already in the car) to the stereo set needs to be 5mm longer. A quick run to an hardware store could take care of that problem. It hardly took me 30 mins to take the old one out, make the electrical harness connections and put the new one in. I love the product so far. I am able to play songs directly from an usb which is a neat feature. Needless to say the cd player and aus input are useful as well. my kid loves the songs i play in it. All in all a very good product. I would highly recommend it.

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    basic review

    Rammburst from Kincheloe, Mi on 5/13/2014

    1997 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Was looking for something with usb, aux and mp3. For the price you can't go wrong. Just dont expect alot of bells and whistles, this is a great radio for a small amount of money. (and I know they say to post a review with-in a few days I felt I would put it through it's paces first, I have now owned this unit for about 2 months)

    Pros: Easy to use, Love that it was blue backlit, usb for playing MP3's, Aux if I every want to use my tablet to listen to music, easy to install

    Cons: very bright blue backlit at night wish they would have had a way to dim the brightness or be able to wire it into the factory harness dimmer.

    Doesn't fit 1997 Toyota Corolla

    Anonymous from Bowmanstown, PA 18030 on 5/11/2014

    1997 Toyota Corolla
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    This unit is listed as fitting a 1997 Toyota Corolla. Prospective buyers should be aware that it will only fit after cutting into the dashboard to widen the opening and even then the trim ring will not fit.

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    CRIOS from Temecula CA on 4/29/2014

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    Very good price easy to install the technicians helped with install

    Pros: Affordable Modern

    Cons: Installation instructions need to be more detailed

    self installed

    John from Colorado Springs, CO on 4/29/2014

    1998 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy to install. A little difficult to navigate through the various menus. Good sound, great reception. No problems with alternator interference as I grounded the chassis based on previous reviews. Lighting is strange as previous reviewers have stated. The on light is too bright and the menu back lighting is too dim. Annoying at night. Looks like a masking tape solution for the brightest lights. Overall a great value.

    Pros: Reception, volume, sound quality.

    Cons: Lighting

    Absolute garbage

    Scott from Indiana on 4/9/2014

    2001 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    4 months after installation stereo wouldn't turn on! Contact Crutchfield Support. Stated to try reset button. Worked for a day. Next day, wouldn't turn on! Called Axxera support NO HELP WHAT SO EVER! Instead of wasting my time pulling stereo out and sending back, I just bought reliable name brand stereo from Crutchfield.

    Pros: USB on front charged phone while using AUX port to play music on phone

    Cons: NOT RELIABLE!

    USB Not Compatible with iPhone

    KMarie from Portland, OR on 2/15/2014

    2001 Honda CRV
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    USB doesn't work with Apple products (iphone / ipod). You know, the most popular music device in the world. How has no reviewer mentioned this? Huge deal breaker, I'm returning it.

    Pros: Looks just like all the other tron-inspired faceplates.

    Cons: Doesn't work with iphone / ipod and doesn't make an effort to say so explicitly (however, it calls out specifically that the "auxiliary works with iphone and ipod". Dumb. I hate them.

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    BradB from Canal Winchester, OH on 1/1/2014

    2001 Chevrolet Blazer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    For the money this deck goes above and beyond, but when it comes to ease of use with the functions it lacks. It is a bit of a headache to navigate through a flash drive on the small single din screen. Sounds great though.

    Pros: Sound quality, and value.

    Cons: Not so easy to navigate through.

    Stereo Radio

    Fred from Punta Gorda fl on 12/19/2013

    2004 Honda Accord DX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It works, good for the price. Just what I expected, nothing special.

    Pros: So far, it works.

    Cons: Clock visibility is poor. Background display is poor to awful.

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    Jigsaw from Portsmouth, VA on 12/16/2013

    2001 Dodge Stratus
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great for the cost, sounds great. Surfing the radio can be a pain cause to seek it makes an awful nosie

    Pros: Great for the cost, sounds great

    Cons: Surfing the radio can be a pain cause to seek it makes an awful nosie

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    bull from Kokomo,IN. on 12/1/2013

    1999 Dodge Ram
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    sounds great

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    Scott H from Superior, Arizona on 11/13/2013

    2005 Kia Rio
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy to install like all the features, great value. I would buy an upgraded model if I was going to buy another one. Juat don't like how bright the lighting on the reciever is at night, as it is a bit distracting.

    Pros: Easy to install, looks good, operates great, good value

    Cons: Blue lighting on reciever is too bright at night and is very distracting to the driver

    I wish I baught sooner!

    Tyler G. from Michigan on 11/12/2013

    2002 Pontiac Grand Prix
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Product works great! Couldn't be happier! The sound quality improved dramatically and I'm still running off stock speakers! It took me 2 hours to install the new radio, and with out the mounting package recommended by Crutchfield the radio would have been pointless! I'm really happy I spent the extra money on the kit. The axxera radio i invested in is on the cheaper side of the spectrum! I was honestly looking for a quick alternative to be able to get a working aux cord in the car... This radio system was probably one of the best and easy investments I've put in the car so far! Shipping was fast! Product made it safe and sound!

    Pros: Bright blue display, Great sound quality, easy to install (make sure you know how to properly solder wires), solid fit, no issues so far, aux cord, USB is pretty handy for charging my phone, and my car became a chick magnet... (Sweet!)

    Cons: None!

    Great Radio for the Price

    ChuckM from Fort Worth, Texas on 11/4/2013

    1995 Dodge Spirit
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I purchased this radio to replace a factory radio that had failed in my 1995 Dodge Spirit. I am very pleased with the radio and the convenience of aux and USB inputs. The remote is also handy. The display seems plenty bright to me. One change I would make is to provide a time display and scrolling selection display (they are exclusive). The unit is easy to program and use. Sound seems a little tinny to me, but perhaps I need to do some additional adjustments. Fader and balance work well. Excellent radio reception.

    Pros: Versatile I/O and MP3 capabilities. Remote. Good display. Excellent radio reception in AM and FM bands.

    Cons: Additional display options would be welcome, though the provided capabilities are not bad. Sound quality would probably be better on a more-expensive unit.

    Very satisfied overall, lacks brightness control!

    Johnrw from San Antonio Tx on 10/30/2013

    2001 Honda Civic LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It's a great receiver overall! It gets the job done, and looks alright in the dash. My top reason for buying is to have an 3.5mm Aux connection to my speakers versus using a lousy cassette adapter. My only two complaints is the lack of brightness control. The backlight seems very bright and disruptive when driving at night and during the day the display is hard to see sometimes.

    Pros: Appearance, sound quality, playback features

    Cons: unclear menu options, no control of brightness, display

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    PaulD from Baltimore MD on 10/14/2013

    1986 Chevrolet Camaro
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    A lot of features for a great price. Didn't want to spend too much on an older vehicle so this was a price purchase. Had all the features I was looking for including a clock which displays with radio off. Also included a remote which you don't usually get on a unit under $100.

    Pros: Fold down face, full display, remote

    Cons: Display a little dim

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    Anonymous from guam guam on 10/3/2013

    2005 Chevrolet Aveo
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Highly recommended! great product

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    Happy, Happy, Happy

    TS from Iowa on 9/29/2013

    2003 Ford Escort ZX2
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I purchased this to replace my factory radio, which had quit working a few months ago. This unit was easy to install, the sound is superior to my factory radio and the price was awesome, too. I didn't replace my speakers but when I turned this on, they sounded like I installed new ones. I'm very happy with this purchase.

    Pros: Price and sound.

    Cons: The only thing that would be a con is that with my car we had to file down a tab and it would have been easier if we had a Dremel to do it. But, the instructions had told us that we would have to file it down. Also, there weren't any instructions for using this unit, but I figured it after playing around with it for a while.

    Nice Radio

    Dave from Knoxville, TN on 9/13/2013

    2006 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    You have to understand that you are not buying a top of the line device. For the money, you can't beat it. Install was pretty straight forward. Wish the antenna adapter was a little better fit. Again though, like I said for the money it's a great deal.

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    Big sound for a little price

    Joel from Weston, CO on 8/25/2013

    1994 Ford F Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This was easy to install in my old F-150. The sound is great for the price. I like the fact that I can hook up many other devices to the usb and mini plug. Plays mp3s too.

    Pros: Looks good, sounds good, inexpensive. Has all the features that I need.

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    love this radio

    enull1968 from burbank, ca on 8/23/2013

    1990 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    i purchased this radio as a graduation gift for my daughter and she LOVES it.

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    great product

    jeff from 49408 on 7/25/2013

    1998 Audi A4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very happy, good price great value!

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    Excellent for the price

    JimT from Fresno, CA. on 7/20/2013

    1993 Ford Bronco
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very happy with this unit. Wanted something inexpensive for my daily driver, and this fills the bill. Took awhile to figure out the all buttons, and the quick start guide is lacking. Had to DL the manual from their site. However, the sound is excellent, and I like the look of it in my dash.

    Pros: Inexpensive, works great, sounds good.

    Cons: Only con is the lack of info on all the buttons in the quick start guide, there is no manual, have to download it.

    Excellent features and sound for the price!!

    JamesPO from Clearwater, FL on 7/17/2013

    1987 Honda Prelude
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Love the front access USB port and flip down CD face. Cool head unit for the '87 Honda Prelude I installed it in.

    Pros: Easy to install, fitment was excellent, and the features and front access to USB and AUX connections made this a hard deal to pass on for the price.

    Cons: Wish the fron face flip down had a smoother release button.

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    Features and Specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input Front
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Front
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB
    Bluetooth Compatible No
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size N/A
    Nano N/A
    Touch N/A
    iPhone N/A
    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant Yes
    RMS Power Output 18 watts
    Peak Output 60 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 2-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs Yes
    Video Screen No
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Display Color White
    Key Button Color Blue
    EQ Bands 3
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible No
    Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Labor Warranty 2 Years
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity ---
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System No

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    Disc/USB Playback
    Radio & Aux Functions
    Audio Section
    Display Features
    Remote Control

    Disc/USB Playback

    CD Compatibility: The Axxera AXD130 head unit supports CD-Audio, CD-Text, CD-R, and CD-RW disc playback. The head unit supports playback of MP3/WMA music files recorded onto CD-R and CD-RW discs.

    USB Port: The Axxera AXD130 is equipped with front-panel USB (type-A) which enables connection of a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) device; such as your Android smartphone (older Gingerbread/Froyo OS only), portable digital audio player, or USB thumbdrive. The head unit supports playback of MP3/WMA  music files stored on a compatible USB mass storage device. The unit's USB port will also charge (max. 0.5A) your USB devices during connection.

    Note: The unit's USB port is not compatible with iPod/iPhone/iPad or newer Android devices.

    Playback Features: The AXD130 offers playback features such as Repeat, Random and Intro scan.

    • Repeat: You can repeat a single track, a specific folder, or an entire disc.
    • Random: You can shuffle the playback order of all your songs or only the songs in a specific folder.
    • Intro Scan: You can scan the first 10 seconds of each track or the first 10 seconds of each track in a folder.

    File/Folder Search: This search function allows navigation through compressed music files' folders to find a specific file or for playback.

    Off Insert/Eject: A CD disc can be inserted or ejected with the power off. When a disc is inserted with the power off, the unit will automatically power up and begin playback.

    Auto-Reload: If a disc is ejected and not removed within 10 seconds, the unit will reload the disc.

    Radio & Aux Functions

    AM/FM Tuner: The Axxera AXD130 features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. You can store up to 18 FM station presets and 12 AM station presets.

    Auxiliary Input: The AXD130 is fitted with a front-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input for connecting an external portable audio device with a headphone output.

    Audio Section

    MOSFET Amplifier: The Axxera AXD130 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.

    CEA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the AXD130 are compliant with the CEA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). These standards were developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and between manufacturers. The power output specs for the AXD130 are as follows:

    • CEA2006 Specs: 18 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Maximum Power Output: 60 watts x 4 channels (240 watts total)

    Switchable Preamp Outputs: The Axxera AXD130 is equipped with a set of 2-Volt preamp outputs (R/Sub). The R/Sub preamp output can be switched between a rear-channel full-range output or a non-fading subwoofer preamp output.

    Subwoofer Control: When the subwoofer preamp output is activated, you can adjust the output level (0-12) of the sub preamp output. You can also set the low-pass crossover to 80, 120, 160Hz, or Through (full-range).

    Equalizer: The Axxera CD Receiver features the following preset EQ curves (Flat, Pop, Jazz, Classic, Beat, Rock, or User) to customize your music listening.  The User mode activates a 3-Band EQ which lets you adjust Bass, Midrange, and Treble manually from -6 to +6. EQ settings are stored for each source. 

    Loudness: The Loudness function enhances the bass & treble frequencies at low volumes.

    Source Volume Level: The Source Volume Level control allows a gain adjustment for each audio source (Tuner, CD, Aux and USB). You can set the source volume level (+/-6dB) for each mode, depending on the relative volume of each audio source.

    Display Features

    Detachable Fold-Down Face: The Axxera AXD130 features a manual fold-down face-plate. The head unit's face-plate is detachable to deter theft. A hard-plastic face-case is provided. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can also be purchased for this unit.

    Note: The head unit needs 1.75" of clearance in front of it for the face-plate to fold down.

    Single Line Display: The AXD130 features a a single line, 12-character display with a black background and white text.

    Remote Control

    Wireless Remote Control: The AXD130 comes supplied with an 18-button IR wireless remote control which provides complete control of the Axxera CD Receiver.

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    Why did you buy this?

    Nice stereo and has cd for when i make data discs to listen to other music not on my phone [ nathan  Mar 03, 2016 ]
    Nice price point for what I was looking for, basic clock radio with CD capabilities to replace the factory unit that died in my car. I am excited about having a USB input for additional functionality. [ Matthew  Feb 07, 2016 ]
    Good product, good price and it fits! [ Deonna  Dec 13, 2015 ]

    19 questions already asked

    With the CRV it looks like the extra room would be taken up by a pocket underneath the radio. When you add the item to your cart, you should get a notice about the kit that is needed for the radio install - with information about the kit. [ Jeff  Feb 18, 2016 ]  Staff
    Standard din. Fit my 1993 Ford Super Coupe perfectly! [ JON A  Dec 28, 2015 ]
    great light at night, not so much during the day. Can be set to show the time but does not show always automatically [ Jordan  Jan 09, 2016 ]
    No, it doesn't show the time all the time unless you have time mode set, then it doesn't show the track names or song info. the display is very bright blue, you can see the display really well. Is a very good unit. I use a memory stick most of the time, however the radio and cd player are great also. [ Richard  Oct 22, 2015 ]
    We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Krissy  Oct 04, 2015 ]  Staff
    I don't have nor have ever seen an ipod. But I believe it is just a glorified MP3 player. If it can power earphones, it will work with the aux input. I have a Sansa Clip mp3 player that works fine with the aux input. The only caveat is that you will probably need to turn up the volume on the ipod to its max setting to achieve the desired volume on radio. [ JOHN C  Sep 14, 2015 ]
    Yes [ TROY  Sep 14, 2015 ]
    Yes so long as you have and auxiliary cord, any device with a headphone jack will work. [ DREW  Sep 14, 2015 ]
    Yes [ JOHN M  Sep 14, 2015 ]
    Yes [ GARY F  Aug 23, 2015 ]
    Yes [ ROBERTO  Aug 19, 2015 ]
    You got my curiosity up. I just tried it and yes it has to be pointed directly at the receiver. [ Richard  Aug 12, 2015 ]
    I've never needed to point it accurately or maybe the car is just small enough that it doesn't matter. I usually just reach over to the faceplate and skip the remote entirely anyway. [ Michael  Aug 08, 2015 ]
    Sorry, I never used this product. It was a gift to someone. [ Bruce  Aug 07, 2015 ]
    ive only pointed it in the general area the few times I used it, but it seems to work when not pointed directly at the radio. sorry I am sure that doesn't help [ james  Aug 07, 2015 ]
    It can charge a phone but slowly because it's a standard 500mA USB port. [ Michael  Aug 08, 2015 ]
    Interesting question I had not considered! I am away from the car for the next three weeks, so can't check this out. Since it works well with a thumb drive, I suspect it has voltage that would charge a phone. I will try to check this out in mid-August. [ JOHN C  Jul 26, 2015 ]
    For 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. [ Jeff  Jul 17, 2015 ]  Staff
    You can enjoy music by using the USB input for a thumb drive (sorry, no iPod® controls), or by plugging your satellite radio, smartphone, or any other audio devices into the aux input. [ LAWRENCE  Apr 29, 2015 ]
    I don't think so. the CD player broke last month. It's garbage. [ SEAN  Apr 20, 2015 ]
    Yes [ Troy  Jan 01, 2015 ]
    As in like will it show radio info like song playing no it wont just gives station its on and/or time [ CARLOS  Dec 21, 2014 ]
    For 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. [ Jeff  Dec 16, 2014 ]  Staff
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Krissy  Jun 29, 2014 ]  Staff
    Yes [ MELANIE R  Jan 14, 2014 ]
    General features: CD receiver with AM/FM tuner built-in MOSFET amplifier (18 watts RMS CEA-2006/60 peak x 4 channels) plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RW discs including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA music files fold-down detachable face with 12-character display remote control Audio features: 3-band equalizer with 7 preset tone curves ****low-pass crossover and subwoofer controls Expandability: inputs: front-panel auxiliary and USB input (no iPod control) ****outputs: 2-channel preamp outputs (2-volt rear/subwoofer) Other features and specs: CEA-2006 compliant amplifier Although I did not connect a subwoofer it does support them. [ RANDALL  Jan 13, 2014 ]
    Yes... it also has settings where you can turn the output on the sub woofers higher or lower so you don't shatter your subs plus other features... I personally love it [ COLBY S  Jan 13, 2014 ]
    No, it does not have a sub woofer connection, just two pre amp connections. [ Jim  Jan 13, 2014 ]
    not sure but the stereo i bought here last year didn't work so I had to return it. [ BONNIE  Jan 13, 2014 ]
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Jeff  Jan 05, 2014 ]  Staff
    For details on installation please contact an Advisor by phone or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Jeff  Dec 31, 2013 ]  Staff
    It looks like the kit needed is the HON-K808. For further information on the install and which wiring harness is needed, please reach out to an Advisor by phone or chat. [ Jeff  Dec 04, 2013 ]  Staff
    This will depend on your vehicle. A quick chat or call with an Advisor will help determine which install pieces are needed for your system. [ Jeff  Nov 30, 2013 ]  Staff
    It does look like this receiver will require a kit for a Dodge 2500. Please feel free to call or chat with an Advisor for further details. [ Jeff  Nov 11, 2013 ]  Staff
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