Dual's XHD6425 CD receiver provides an amazing variety of listening choices. For starters, a built-in HD Radio tuner lets you enjoy the improved AM/FM sound quality and increased programming choices offered by free HD Radio broadcasts.

Playback options
This versatile receiver also makes it easy to play your entire music collection. You'll find a convenient front-panel USB input, perfect for connecting thumb drives or many portable music players. The CD drive plays your favorite MP3 or WMA files, so you can load a disc with multiple albums or playlists and hit the road. A front-panel auxiliary input bats cleanup, providing a convenient place to plug in your portable player or a Dock & Play satellite radio.

Power and tone
Versatility doesn't count for much if the music doesn't sound good. No problems here — the built-in amplifier boasts plenty of power, and five selectable EQ curves alter the sound with the touch of a button. The two sets of preamp outputs allow plenty of options if you're considering adding an amp or powered subwoofer.

Optional Bluetooth
Have a Bluetooth phone? Add the optional Bluetooth module and you'll be able to answer and place calls using the receiver's front panel controls.

Product Highlights:

    General features
    • CD receiver with built-in amplifier (17 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs, including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA music files
    • HD Radio tuner built in, receives multicasting content (where available)
    • detachable face
    • remote control
    Audio features
    • 5 preset EQ settings
    Expandability
    • compatible with Dual Bluetooth adapter
    • inputs: front-panel USB and auxiliary inputs (USB input not compatible with iPod®)
    • outputs: two sets of preamp outputs
    Other info

    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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    Lasted less than 6 years

    Written By Geo. C, California on Friday, January 23, 2015

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    After 13 years - Replaced the original in my 1995 Nissan Maxima with this Dual model in 2008. It work for a while then the button started getting flaky. They are sealed buttons - a good thing, which means there is no way to clean them or spray them - that's a bad thing. Another year went by and the unit started losing all programming. Then it would not tune to the middle portions of the tuner's freq bands. So, after 6 years - I pulled it out and started over with a Kenwood KDC-X599. Much better quality. Certainly better functionality, at least for now.

    Pros: Good functions to begin with. Good looks. More inputs than the original equipment.

    Cons: Just didn't last all that long. 6 years doesn't seem like a long time for a unit like this.

    High quality at low cost

    Written By Captain Nieves, Oviedo, FL on Monday, January 28, 2013

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    I bought this radio for my son's 1997 Toyota Camry. It gave "new life" to my son's car and to its speakers. My son loves the flexibility that it offers through it USB and 3.5 mini din.

    Pros: The radio has worked perfectly for over two years, the sound is great, even with old factory speakers, has "extended" connection, such as USB and 3.5 aux din, has HD built-in, etc. Bluetooth available through Crutchfield (even after being discontinued!)

    Cons: None that I can think of.

    Dual XHD6425

    Written By stang, iowa on Monday, January 23, 2012

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    Good stereo for the money

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    Written By Anonymous, greer s.c. on Monday, January 23, 2012

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    great product and very good sound

    Dual XHD6425

    Written By Anonymous, Ohio on Sunday, January 22, 2012

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    For the price and function what a deal. Bluetooth works great,sound quality through factory speakers better than factory unit. Plenty of ins and outs. Volume control a little short, hard to turn for bigger fingers, HD Radio kicks in and out from analog to digital, would not be so bad but there is a slight delay between signals sounds like a skip

    Pros: Price and function

    Cons: ergonomics

    The best

    Written By Elpacha, Boston. MA on Sunday, January 22, 2012

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    So far for the money it's perfect

    Pros: Very easy to used

    Cons: None

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    Written By Anonymous, orange ct on Saturday, January 21, 2012

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    I love the HD channels. I get music I never got before and the signal is pretty good around here. All I listen to is hd now,. You do need a good antenna and I was wondering if a booster would work for the really distant stations.

    Pros: Way better radio with features my out set didn't have so I am happy.

    Cons: HD signal has to be strong. I get good signal around here but when I travel you can't expect the best signal. Really upset that after I put it in i eanted to buy another and they had no more in stock. Discontinued them?

    Dual XHD6425

    Written By Anonymous, lewisville tx on Saturday, January 21, 2012

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    Good. Product

    Great unit for the money

    Written By Bob, Waukegan, IL on Saturday, January 21, 2012

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    I am very happy with the money I had to spend that I chose this receiver. The HD radio is a great feature on such a low cost unit. Love the front AUX and USB inputs

    Pros: Low cost and easy to use. Very nice features and functions.

    Cons: No way to turn off HD radio. When using USB and then deciding what I want to see on the display it does not store my choice forever, have to reset everytime I start car.

    Great features and quality for the price!

    Written By Dan, Orlando, Fl. on Monday, June 21, 2010

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    This is the best deal for the money! Dual makes the only unit with all the features I was looking for in a head unit. I installed this in my Vintage Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Convertible. After installation, I tested all the features, but could not get the USB port to read my 1GB flash drive. I talked to some Computer friends, and found out My flash drive was USB 1.1, Not USB 2.0. I got a 8GB USB 2.0 flash drive and the Reciever worked like a charm! I am very happy with this purchase. I have been recomending Crutchfield.com to my customers at work as a great source for Quality Electronics. I would definitely buy from here again!

    great radio

    Written By full T., chicago on Wednesday, June 16, 2010

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    i got this radio and finally got around to putting it in. it is very well priced and works great. the hd radio is amazing and i love the usb input.

    Great Dual XHD6425

    Written By Rodney, Otto, WY on Wednesday, June 02, 2010

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    I've had this car reciever for a few weeks now....i havent had any problems yet. i absolutely love this thing. the buttons feel a little funny when you push them, but i can live with it. 200 watts is a huge step from my 80 watt factory stereo. it was very easy to install. Crutchfield sent everything that i needed. Very good head unit for the very low price...if you want a very nice but affordable car reciever, i definately recommend this one.

    Good for the money

    Written By David, Lakeville, MA on Tuesday, May 25, 2010

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    Easy installation and good sound. The only issue seems that the power coming into the radio has some noise so that you can hear a noise/ sound when you speed up or slow down. Was told to purchase another part to solve the issue, had purchased an Aiwa radio from crutchfield which did not have this issue unfortunately that one died and that is why I purchsed this model. All in all this is a good radio for the price.

    Great Upgrade from previous aftermarket Radio

    Written By Anonymous, Miami, Florida on Monday, May 17, 2010

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    I have a 1999 Honda CR-V that came with a factory cassette deck. Several years ago I replaced the factory radio with an Pioneer CD/Radio that was better than the factory but did not support MP3 and newer formats. The Pioneer radio was having problems and I wanted to replace it. My car is old so I did not want to spend a fortune and I saw this HD radio and several friends recommended Dual saying they were underrated.

    I got the radio and mounting kit and wiring harness for a great price, including shipping. My previous aftermarket radio was installed by a national electoronics store. For years my AC adapter in front never worked but I made no connection with my radio install.

    First off the instructions were crystal clear. I am mechanically inclinded and this was a snap. I spent the night before soldering the wiring harness and using heat shrink tubing. I could have used wingnuts but I wanted that "clean" look. It took me an hour to install and I found out that the guy who installed my radio had unplugged the AC adapter outlet and the cigarette tray light and had NOT plugged them back in. It was tough for me because I have big hands but I did a more prefessional installation than they did. Everything on the instructions is where they said it was.

    The radio is great. I am enjoying "hidden" HD channels. I listen to a lot of different music and the sound quality across the spectrum is great. Worth the price.

    good value but with quality issues

    Written By Anonymous, los angeles, ca on Saturday, May 15, 2010

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    The features and price point of this head unit can't be beat but it had issues that I
    couldn't deal with and I had to return it. First, the display is too reflective. I had problems
    reading it in the daytime and this is dangerous while driving. Second, the signal to
    noise ratio at 80 dBA is equivalent to "hiss" on cassette tapes. There was also an
    interference issue that created an audible whine from the speakers. I'm not sure what
    caused it but the factory receiver did not have this problem.

    Love it

    Written By lee, Seattle, WA on Friday, May 14, 2010

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    Best upgrade to my car along w/ bluetooth speakerphone. Easy installation. Great sound. Features galore.

    slick install

    Written By Anonymous, Peacham, VT on Monday, May 03, 2010

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    Once again, bravo to Crutchfield Team for great installation kit and phone support. The unit is great, especially for the price! It is hard to tell how great it will sound as I have not installed the speakers, amp and subs yet and am playing through standard yukky speakers.

    But features are nice and Crutchfield kit and instructions top notch. I had never bought a Dual unit, but many online sites seem to give them excellent reviews and I don't think Crutchfield would be pushing them if they weren't decent units.

    There are better options

    Written By Craig, Ohio on Sunday, April 25, 2010

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    I bought a 6425 for my car and it was great except that no matter how many songs I put
    on a USB drive, it only played about 40. I called Dual and they said to return it so they
    could replace it. As it turned out there was nothing wrong with the unit. Dual tech support
    had no idea how their unit worked. You had to put music files on the USB drive like data
    and not with Windows Media Player. The subfiles exceeded the capacity of the unit. The
    replacement they sent me has horrible HD radio reception. The local HD stations keep
    cutting in and out even when the car is not moving! My wife just replaced the 6425 in her
    car becasue the display went blank and the volume control went haywire. She replaced
    it with a Sony and the HD reception is great. I will be making the same move soon.

    Great product so far

    Written By Gary, Bloomsburg, PA on Sunday, April 25, 2010

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    Recently purchased this receiver for my 1996 Dodge Ram truck. Still had the original receiver unit installed and it was to the point of non-functional...Searched the Cruhtfield site and found this Dual XHD-6425 unit. It has the features I was most interested in ( Aux & USB) for a fair price that I was willing to pay. The installation was quite easy with the Crutchfield installation package, everthing was included for mounting (except for wire crimps). Complete installation took a few hours and looks great. The standard radio function is fine, but points to my need to also replace some speakers...The HD radio has limited use in my rural area; looking forward to a drive to an area which offers HD stations to check out this feature. The Aux jack works great with my iPod shuffle. Haven't yet used the USB connection. Overall quite satisfied so far...

    great HD radio and sound, better than Sony for the price

    Written By Riley, Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday, April 24, 2010