Built-in Bluetooth® and Pandora® control for Android and Blackberry
Most people only think about hands-free calling when they hear "Bluetooth," but Sony's taking it a step further with their MEX-BT3000P CD receiver. You can access your phonebook, stream music, or control your Pandora® Internet radio stations on your compatible Android or Blackberry phone.

Sony MEX-BT3000P

When a call comes in on your phone, just press a button and talk to callers as if they're sitting next to you. The receiver's built-in microphone picks up your voice, as you hear your caller through your car's speakers. Making a call is easy too, since this receiver will store your phone book info. And when your phone is paired, you can control your Pandora® account from the receiver, without any wires cluttering up your console or dash.

More music options
The MEX-BT3000P plays all your store-bought or home-burned CDs, including discs packed with hours of digital music files. For other sources, plug into the front-panel auxiliary input — handy for connecting a game console or an iPod®. If you want some real radio variety, you can add a satellite radio tuner to enjoy the music, news, talk, and sports you'll find on SiriusXM stations.

Good sound included
Sony builds beefy capacitors into this receiver that help deliver extra-strong bass response, while a special processor limits distortion when you turn up the volume. You'll find a 3-band equalizer with eight preset EQ curves for adjusting the sound. Two pairs of preamp outputs make it easy to connect external amplifiers.

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?
In most vehicles, you can an adapter (not included) to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this Sony stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and the Sony, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls.

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.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in amplifier (17 watts RMS CEA-2006/52 peak x 4 channels)
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RW discs including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA music files
    • detachable face (face case not included)
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • EQ 3 Stage 2 (8 preset EQ curves and a 3-band equalizer)
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • loudness
    Expandability:
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • control of Pandora® Internet radio via Bluetooth with compatible Android and Blackberry smartphones
    • inputs: front-panel auxiliary
    • outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear/subwoofer)
    Other features and specs:

    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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    Great product and a great price!

    Written By Mark C., Wapakoneta, OH on Tuesday, December 10, 2013

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    Receiver works great with my iPhone! Just wish I would've gotten this sooner.

    Pros: Great price. No more wires to stream music. Hands free calling. Sounds great

    Cons: None so far

    Great Buy

    Written By Edwin, Eugene, OR on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

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    I purchased this stereo for my daughters older Toyota car. The installation took about 2hrs including removing the stock stereo. The set up was very easy we connected it to her android phone with no problems. Music streaming worked great we could change songs or albums with the deck controls. We connected Pandora with no problems. Changing stations or songs works from the deck controls. The thumbs up and thumbs down does not work from the deck at all. Receiving phone calls works good my daughters car is noisy and so it is not practical to talk while driving but she doesn't need to do that anyway.

    Pros: Simple installation Quick and easy Bluetooth setup Great Bluetooth controls for music streaming and Pandora Looks Great

    Cons: Pandora Thumbs up and down doesn't work

    Sony Mex BT300P

    Written By John S, Eden NC on Monday, November 18, 2013

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    This Radio works great I replaced the OEM Radio with this one.

    Sony MEX-BT3000P

    Written By Anonymous, South East Idaho on Thursday, November 14, 2013

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    Overall I love the bluetooth ability of this stereo. It was easy to set up and everytime I get in my car and turn it on, my phone hooks up. Press play and I'm streaming music/ radio or playing music off my phone. The Pandora feature is suprisingly nice. Also, the call features, being able to access my address book is very nice.

    Pros: Bluetooth, pandora, affordable, easy to install in a Ford Ranger.

    Cons: Warning alarm when I turn off my car without removing the face unit. I'll never remove the face plate. Wiring didn't hook up to my vehicles dimmer, but unit has a dimmer in the sub menu.

    Very good Headunit for the Price

    Written By Michael C, Florida on Sunday, November 03, 2013

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    I bought this head unit for my Mother in laws 02 Mitsubishi gallant. I was pretty sure at the time that the speakers were blown in the car but I was very wrong, This new unit really woke up the factory speakers and this unit sounds great. Bluetooth pairing is fairly easy not the best I have used but works pretty good. The Microphone for the Bluetooth is built into the unit and is pretty good, again not the best but pretty good. If you are looking for a good priced unit that has good sound quality this just might be the unit for you.

    Pros: Bluetooth, Sound Quality

    Too Easy!

    Written By MikeSr., New Berlin, Wi. on Friday, October 25, 2013

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    Great value and easy to install in my 2001 Silverado thanks to Crutchfield including everything I needed.

    Pros: Price, Sound, Display

    Cons: Didn't install it sooner!

    Great Radio

    Written By J. A, Pueblo, CO. on Monday, October 21, 2013

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    This is a great radio. Installation was a breeze and I love the Bluetooth, paired up to my iPhone with no complications, I would recommend this radio to anyone looking for a affordable upgrade....

    Pros: Ease of use...

    Cons: Can't find much negative to say about this unit...

    All the necessary bells and whistles

    Written By R, San Antonio Tx on Sunday, October 20, 2013

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    After reading the Crutchfield tech review, I have to disagree, with the fact that it doesn't have usb connection. This radio is full function with the Bluetooth and these days that's all you need, if you're not crazy over apple products. ugh!

    Pros: Bluetooth audio, phone, can access my phone book. & the aux connection a big plus Couldn't beat the price and all the components needed to make installation a breeze.......

    Cons: None

    Great Stereo from a Great Company

    Written By MikeH, Seattle, WA on Sunday, October 20, 2013

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    This is the 4th car stereo I've bought from Crutchfield and I would never consider going anywhere else. It doesn't matter what vehicle I'm shopping for, Crutchfield already has a product that will fit any budget. Sure, there are lots of places to buy a car stereo but you only get totally reliable support from Crutchfield. It doesn't matter what your application is, Crutchfield's installation kit will make the finished product look like factory original. And, if you need it, their tech support will answer any question you can dream up.

    Pros: Great installation kit - everything you need in one step Great technical support when you have a question Simple intuitive Bluetooth interface Looks like a factory original Great price

    Cons: No cons. This transaction, like all the others I've had with Crutchfield from start to finish was flawless.

    PRICED RIGHT

    Written By B Y, Honolulu, HI on Sunday, October 20, 2013

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    Installation was easier than the first stereo I ordered back in 1976 (?) from Crutchfield (you've come a long way!). For the price it is hard to complain. Once you spend the time to read and understand the instructions it exceeds expectations, the remote came in more handy than expected as the preset buttons are quite tiny if you have 10 thumbs like me, let alone trying to see what button you are pressing while driving can be a visual challenge. Read instructions, set it up correctly and you will be a happy camper!

    Pros: Bluetooth is the best feature hands down, once I understood the Mic settings I have not had a problems since, more Preset stations settings than I could ever use.

    Cons: Preset buttons and labeling smaller than I would like to see but the remote is available to overcome that. Have not been able to down load phone list, but that is not a major issue.

    Very Solid for the money...

    Written By JerryB, Amelia, Va on Thursday, October 17, 2013

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    Install was a breeze. Very easy, any average DIY'er can install this deck. The install kit and wiring harness fit like gloves. Crutchfield advisor was super helpful. Unboxed the deck, harness and kit and was listening to my iphone over the bluetooth connection less than an hour later. Thanks Crutchfield!!!!

    Pros: Could have only been easier if Crutchfield had sent someone to install it themselves. Super happy...........

    Cons: Absolutely none. Beginning to end professionals.

    Very good

    Written By KellenW, St. Louis, MO on Friday, October 11, 2013

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    Everything was an easy install, and the product sounds great.

    Pros: Easy

    Cons: -

    Sony MEX-BT3000P

    Written By Mark, San antonio tx on Thursday, October 10, 2013

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    Installed well so far so good

    Great features for a great price!

    Written By erickr19, Chino Valley, AZ on Wednesday, October 09, 2013

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    I'm very happy with the Sony. I looked at JVC and Alpine, but decided on the Sony due to its features, Pandora, Bluetooth, and preamp outputs. Installation was a breeze with instructions and adapter from Crutchfield. I would recommend this unit to anyone who needs media connectivity at a solid price.

    Pros: Price Bluetooth Pandora Front/Rear Preamps Remote Power

    Cons: Connection to Pandora app is sometimes glitchy, otherwise, none!

    Terrific stereo

    Written By Vince's mom, Olive Branch, MS on Tuesday, October 01, 2013

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    It's a fantastic radio!

    Great aftermarket replacement

    Written By Anonymous, Johnston, RI on Monday, September 23, 2013

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    Everything I could have expected from the stereo, easy to install and use! Looks great with the blue lighting scrolling display.

    Super easy install

    Written By Brian, Poulsbo, WA on Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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    It was very easy to install. Sound quality is good. It's a bit awkward to move from one feature to another, but I'm getting the hang of it. Overall an excellent unit for price. Concern: It refuses to "pair" with my Samsung Galaxy S-2 android phone. Guess I'll call the Crutchfield Tech guys.

    Pros: Easy to install, instructions are clear and pics are spot on. Sound is great (for price)

    Cons: No USB port. Problem with pairing Bluetooth

    Love it so far

    Written By DougW, Illinois on Thursday, September 12, 2013

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    I really like it and it installed pretty easy in a few hours.

    Pros: Easy install, much better sound than the original equipment, Bluetooth phone connect for calls and music works great

    Cons: I wish the text notification worked with my phone and a larger number of phones. I have not got the Bluetooth Pandora to work yet.

    great deal

    Written By g s, clayton nc on Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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    if your looking for a lot of radio for a little money this is it works with my I phone blue tooth and is great. more am and fm presets than you could ever use great deal

    Pros: easy on the wallet and free shipping

    Good bluetooth radio!

    Written By Janet, Oklahoma City, OK on Monday, September 09, 2013

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    This little gem was easy to install. It's easy to use and sounds good.

    good deck amplifies well

    Written By unohu, san jacinto, ca on Sunday, September 08, 2013

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    Excellent for the price, glad I bought it.

    Pros: Aux in, amplifier on another level, Bluetooth connectivity

    Cons: No usb connection, did not work with my Sirius xm radio as advertised.

    Sony stereo

    Written By Anonymous, Fort stewart on Tuesday, August 27, 2013

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    Sounds great. Not very expensive and was easy to install. Love listening to my music with out having to connect cables.

    Pros: Price. Functionality. Sound.

    Cons: None

    Sony MEX-BT3000P

    Written By Anonymous, Worcester on Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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