Just the basics...and then some
No iPod? No problem, if you have Dual's XDM6351 CD receiver in your dash. This sharp-looking car stereo will play all of your CDs, and it's got plenty of power to make your music sound great. Load up a USB drive or an SD™ card with your favorite MP3 and WMA music files, and you're good to go. You can store hundreds, even thousands, of tunes on either one, so you'll never want for music while you're driving around. Dual even gives you a wireless remote so your passengers can control the action.

Plug in other sources, plus add on
Dual gives you a convenient front-panel auxiliary input for adding more music sources to the mix — plug in a Dock & Play satellite radio, your iPod, or another portable player. You'll also get a set of preamp outputs, good for adding an amp or powered sub.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in amplifier (18 watts RMS CEA-2006/60 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs, including those loaded with MP3/WMA files
    • SD card slot behind faceplate
    • detachable face
    • wireless remote
    Audio features:
    • three EQ presets, plus custom setting
    Expandability:
    • inputs: front USB input (no iPod connection), front auxiliary input
    • outputs: 2-channel preamp outputs (2-volt rear)
    Other features:

    Why replace your factory radio?

    Two good reasons - sound quality and cool features. A new car stereo offers power that's superior to most factory radios, along with more sophisticated tone controls. And most car stereos offer built-in or optional features that add safety and fun to life in your car, including inputs for your iPod or MP3 player, Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free cell phone calls, satellite radio or HD Radio reception, and connections for building an audio system in your car.

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    What's in the box?

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    • AM/FM CD receiver (2 transport screws inserted in top chassis))
    • Face (inside hard plastic face case)
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Trim ring (installed)
    • Wiring harness
    • Remote control (CR2025 battery installed)
    • Four M5 x 6mm screws
    • Four M4 x 6mm screws
    • Rear-support bolt
    • 2 Lock-washesrs
    • Hex-nut
    • 1" Mounting screw
    • Metal backstrap
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • Hard plastic face case
    • Installation/Owner's Manual
    • "Remove Transit Screws" note (attached to chassis)

    Product Research

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

    Disc Playback

    CD Compatibility: The Dual XDM6351 head unit supports CD-Audio, CD-R, and CD-RW playback.

    MP3/WMA Compatible: The head unit also supports MP3 (8-320kbps)/WMA (8-384kbps) music file playback on CD-R and CD-RW discs. MP3/WMA music files must be recorded in the following formats; ISO9660 Level 1 and 2 or Joliet and Romeo. The unit also supports ID3 (v1.0/2.0) & WMA tags.

    Playback Features: An inserted CD will automatically begin playback. The head unit offers the following CD playback and search functions.

    • Play/Pause: Play or pause tracks.
    • Folder Access: Selects previous or next folder.
    • Intro: Plays the first 10 seconds of each track in a folder.
    • Track Select: Skip to the beginning of the next rack or return to the beginning of the previous track.
    • Track Jump: Skip ahead or back +/-10 tracks at a time.
    • Fast Forward/Reverse: Fast forward or reverse through a selected track.
    • Repeat: Continuously repeat the current track.
    • Random: Plays all tracks in the current folder in random order.

    Music Search: The head unit's Music Search function lets you search for MP3/WMA audio files by elapsed playing, track number, or character.

    • Time Search: Choose the desired elapsed playing time in the current song to go directly to that specific part of the song.
    • Track/File Search: You can enter the number (1-100) of a track or file to go directly to that particular music track/file.
    • Character Search: Select a letter (A-Z) to display all the songs from artists that have names beginning with the same letter.

    Off Insert/Eject: The head unit does not have to be turned on to insert or eject a disc. Head unit will automatically turn on and begin playback when a disc inserted.

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

    USB/SD/Aux Input

    USB Port: The Dual XDM6351 CD receiver is equipped with front-panel full-speed USB (type-A) port for playback of MP3/WMA files stored on a USB mass storage device. The unit will recognize USB mass storage device with internal memory up to 32GB The unit's USB port (max. 500mA) will also charge your USB device during connection.

    Note: The head unit's USB port does not support Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad or Microsoft Zune.

    SD Card Slot: The Dual XDM6351 CD receiver is fitted with a front-panel SD-card slot that supports playback of MP3/WMA files stored on SD and SDHC memory cards (up to 32GB). The SD-card slot is hidden behind the unit's detachable face.

    Supported Media Files: The MP3/WMA/WAV music files stored on your USB mass storage device or SD/SDHC memory card must meet the following requirements for proper playback on the XDM6351.

    File System FAT/FAT32
    Compatible Files MP3, WMA
    Sampling Frequency MP3: 8-48khz, WMA: 32-48kHz
    Bit Rate MP3: 8-320kbps, WMA: 32-384kbps
    ID3 Tag Support MP3 Tags: version 1.0-2.0, WMA Tags
    File Folder Limit Maximum Files: 2,000; Maximum Folders: 500; Maximum Folder Levels: 8

    Playback & Search Functions: When a USB memory device or SD/SDHC memory card is first connected, playback will begin automatically. The XDM6351 also offers the following playback  and search features for MP3/WMA music files stored on your USB memory device or SD/SDHC memory card.

    • Play/Pause: Plays or pause tracks.
    • Folder Access: Selects previous or next folder.
    • Intro: Plays the first 10 seconds of each track in a folder.
    • Track Select: Skip to the beginning of the next rack or return to the beginning of the previous track.
    • Track Jump: Skip ahead or back +/-10 tracks at a time.
    • Fast Forward/Reverse: Fast forward or reverse through a selected track.
    • Repeat: Continuously repeat the current track.
    • Random: Plays all tracks in the current folder in random order.

    Music Search: The head unit's Music Search function lets you search for MP3/WMA audio files by elapsed playing, track number, or character.

    • Time Search: Choose the desired elapsed playing time in the current song to go directly to that specific part of the song.
    • Track/File Search: You can enter the number (1-100) of a track or file to go directly to that particular music track/file.
    • Character Search: Select a letter (A-Z) to display all the songs from artists that have names beginning with the same letter.

    Auxiliary Input: The XDM6351 features a front-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input for temporary connection of an external portable audio device, such as a portable MP3 player.

    Radio Functions

    AM/FM Tuner: The Dual XDM6351 features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, & preset tuning.

    Preset Tuning: The built-in AM/FM tuner allows you to store up to 18 FM station presets and 12 AM station presets. You can tune your presets manually or have the head unit do it automatically.

    Local: The Local function allows only strong radio stations to be received, blocking stations with weaker signals.

    Mono Mode: Selecting the Mono mode can improve reception in areas with weak FM signals.

    European Tuning: You can switch the tuner between USA or European tuning.

    Audio Section

    MOSFET Amplifier: The Dual XDM6351 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 XDM6351 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 XDM6351 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)

    Preset EQ Curves: The Dual CD receiver features the following preset EQ curves (Flat, Pop, Jazz, Rock, & Off/User) to customize your music listening.

    Bass &Treble: The Bass & Treble can be independently adjusted from +/-7 when in Off/User EQ mode. Bass & Treble settings are retained for each mode individually.

    Loudness Curve: Activating this feature will enhance the bass and treble frequencies when listening to music at low volume.

    2V/2Ch Preamp Outputs: The Dual XDM6351 features a pair of 2-volt preamp outputs to connect an external amplifier. The preamp outputs are fading and cannot be set to non-fading.

    Programmable Turn-On Volume:  You can program the unit to turn on at a specific volume.

    Key Beep: When this function is enabled, every button press will output a beep tone.

    Display Features

    Detachable Face: The Dual CD receiver features a detachable faceplate to deter theft. A hard plastic case is supplied to protect the detachable face.

    Note: An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can be also purchased for this unit.

    8-Character LCD: The XDM6351 features a 8 character LCD with blue text & black background for easy viewing during the day or nighttime.

    12/24 Hour Clock: The unit's built-in clock will display 12-hour AM/PM time in USA frequency spacing mode. In European frequency spacing mode, the clock will display 24-hour time.

    Remote Control

    Wireless Remote Control: The XDM6351 comes supplied with an 18-button IR remote control which provides wireless control over the Dual CD receiver.

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    Great Product for $$$

    Written By Mccracko, San JOse, CA on Monday, January 28, 2013

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    I had to replace the receiver in my jeep and this was a great choice. Crutchfield tech support walked me through getting it installed and were very helpful/patient. Sometimes the AUX input seems like it's not completely connected and it sounds distorted but after unplugging and plugging again it's fine, prob just need a different cord. Sounds awesome

    Pros: Blue lights, AUX, USB

    Cons: AUX port seems fragile

    fantastic customer service and product

    Written By Anonymous, Des Moines, IA on Friday, January 25, 2013

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    The customer service was outstanding. I had never replaced a car stereo before. The online help and the step-by-step instructions were spot on. Thanks.

    Dual XDM6351

    Written By Pooky, Los Angeles on Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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    A nice replacement for factory radio. The SD card feature is a plus. Sound is very good for what it cost. Only bad thing is the LCD which can barely seen under day light.

    Pros: Good sound, good price

    Cons: bad display

    Nice!!:)

    Written By Anonymous, Saipan, MP 96950 on Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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    Love it!:)cheapest one I could find just so I could have some sort of sound in my truck

    Pros: Great product and affordable User friendly easy to use easy to install

    Cons: Not much option for volume and equalizer adjustments

    Very Nice

    Written By HenryS, Eden N.C. on Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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    I got mine yesterday and had it installed in no time at all,It works just like it should it also looks like it came in my car,I Love the way it sounds too!!

    Pros: I love everything about it!!

    Cons: No cons at all!!!!

    Simple but great

    Written By Jose, Las Vegas, NV on Saturday, January 12, 2013

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    Very easy to install with recommend accessories. (wiring harness and mounting bracket) the package came packed well and arrived on time.

    Pros: SD\USB slot is great. I use the SD card to store a ton of music. The AUX port is useful so i can plug in any device like when my son wants to listen to his music. The remote control is cool but Id never use it

    Cons: No bluetooth but for the price i am not complaining. The UI while using the SD is not easy to understand or use but read the instructions and you'll get it. Not iPhone nor Windows phone compatible but again for the price of this unit in ok with that

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    Written By Anonymous, Laredo, Texas on Saturday, January 12, 2013

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    A good radio for the price

    Look, you can't beat the value in this radio anywhere.

    Written By Howard, Philadelphia on Saturday, January 05, 2013

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    Nice unit for a very low price. Easy to use, decent sound when coupled with high end speakers, I was shocked for the price. I know some people said that the LED readout is very slight, but it seems fine. It is obnoxious so that may not be such a bad thing though. Nice value Crutchfield!

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    Written By KevinK, Allen Park, MI on Monday, December 31, 2012

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    Great replacement radio. Great value, great features. Ypur staff provided all the right parts for an easy installation.

    Pros: Great function, love the mute feature in the remote.

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    Written By Sal, Naples, fl on Sunday, December 30, 2012

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    Its ok.

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    Written By Anonymous, Branford, FL on Saturday, December 29, 2012

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    A basic low frill unit with a very good for price sound. However the back lighting is so dim the display cannot be seen in sunlight, with no provision to increase brightness. The display will not allow the clock to be the default setting, nor is the clock viewable when the radio is off, both of which I consider desirable.

    good for what you pay...

    Written By Tray, Astoria Oregon on Wednesday, December 19, 2012

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    It's a good deal on sale especially for the FM reception....I would suggest that those of you who whine over lack of features , you may want to put out a reasonable amount of cash to get something that has the features your wanting...This unit has better FM tuner than many twice the price. If you live in a rural area with weak or poor radio signals this unit outperforms such brands as Alpine and Pioneer which labels itself with "supertuner" and they should be ashamed of themselves when comparing FM tuner to these low end units!

    Pros: FM TUNER

    Cons: No complaints for the price...........

    Nice product for nice price

    Written By Mani, Vienna VA on Tuesday, November 20, 2012

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    nice product for nice price

    Pros: good sound

    Cons: display is dim

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    Written By Richard T, Warrenton, VA on Saturday, October 06, 2012

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    I was very pleased with the Dual XDM6351 you sent. It installed quite easily and it works beyond my expectations.

    Pros: The XDM6351 is a low-cost unit with all the features I could ever want.

    Not very good

    Written By Electronic Tech, Columbus Ohio on Sunday, September 02, 2012

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    Instruction book does not tell how to change directories. Unit will only address 2000 files, regardless of the size of the memory card. Dual support has no idea how to change directories. You will need additional memory devises if you have more than 2000 files. The AM radio is lousy. Volume fluctuates constantly when driving. Works fine if you never move. The display can only be seen at night. Unit is no good.

    Ok unit, great price

    Written By PHIL, Atco,NJ on Monday, August 20, 2012

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    Nice unit for the price. Some minor issues. For one the faceplate is too wide for my 2004 GMC Canyon. This has made the install not look professional. The unit does what it's supposed to, but the interface and options could be much better. For example, I loaded up a USB flash drive with over 800 songs and pressed tried to play them on random...well every time you turn off the vehicle it disables the random feature. If you try to turn random back on, it starts playing the exact same "randomly "selected songs again. In summary it's inexpensive,plays mp3's, but it may not play them the way you want to listen to them.

    Pros: Price Sound quality

    Cons: Interface

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    Written By Anonymous, Bessemer, MI on Saturday, August 18, 2012

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    The unit is full of features. However, the unit's display is very dim. This option is not adjustable. On a bright day using the functions of the stereo is kind of a guess at what you need.

    Pros: Cost.

    Cons: I would gladly pay more money for an adjustable brightness display on any day.

    Good for the Price

    Written By Yakimaniac, Yakima, Wa on Thursday, August 02, 2012

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    Great stereo for the price sounds great, looks good, my 2 complaints. U cannot see display very dim when stereo not on, & 2 every song that plays on a cd, there is a lag at beginning of play. that may be minor to some, but to me it bugs, will return for a different stereo.

    Pros: sound, look, & price!

    Cons: Dim lighting when system not on.

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    Written By Mark G, NY on Sunday, June 17, 2012

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    This product for the price is unbeatable.

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