If you're ready to ditch that album full of scratched-up CDs and go digital, Boss Audio's 812UAB digital media receiver offers an impressive array of features for its price range, plus a variety of connections for your devices.
Plenty of ways to play
This double-DIN (4" tall) receiver can fill a big space and provide plenty of entertainment. You can pop an SD™ card full of music into the slot behind the front panel, or enjoy your local AM/FM stations. Plug a thumb drive into the front panel USB port to enjoy MP3 files, or use the aux input to connect a portable satellite radio tuner. That front panel aux input will also work with a portable CD player -- if you haven't quite finished digitizing everything, you've got a backup plan in place.
Buying a budget receiver doesn't mean giving up conveniences like built-in Bluetooth® connectivity. With the 812UAB, you can take calls or stream music stored on a smartphone without taking your hands off the wheel.
Plenty of great features
You can use the 4 EQ presets and the tone controls to shape the sound, while a set of RCA outputs gives you room to expand your system with an outboard amp. Handy illumination controls allow you to adjust the brightness of the display. It even comes with a remote control for your backseat passengers.
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.
If you're going to use your Android smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.