Pandora App (for Android/Blackberry)
AM/FM Tuner + SiriusXM Ready
Bluetooth Technology: The Sony MEX-BT3000P is equipped with
built-in Bluetooth (version 2.1 + EDR), allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly
through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to
the head unit.
Bluetooth Profiles: In order to use Bluetooth wireless
technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to
interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth
- Hands-Free Communication: HFP (Hands Free Profile), PBAB (Phone Book Access Profile).
- Audio Streaming: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile), AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
Pairing: Up to 9 phones or audio devices can be registered with the
MEX-BT3000P (only one device can be used at a time). The unit can be set to
automatically reconnect to the last connected Bluetooth device when the ignition
is turned on.
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology,
some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or
may not support all features when used with the Sony MEX-BT3000P. Please visit
Sony eSupport for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled
Integrated Microphone: The Sony MEX-BT3000P features an
integrated front-panel microphone for added convenience, so you don't have to
mount an external microphone inside your vehicle. You can adjust the level of
the mic gain from Low, Mid, or High. You can also activate an Echo/Noise
Canceller to reduce echo and noise.
Note: There is no mic input for adding an
The Sony MEX-BT3000P supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your
Bluetooth enabled cell-phone. Bluetooth hands-free communication helps to
minimize distraction while driving by allowing you to control your mobile phone
from the head unit, so you don't have to touch your mobile phone. The controls
of the MEX-BT3000P can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end
a call. The unit also features an integrated microphone (featuring adjustable
gain), so you can carry on your side of the conversation while listening to the
caller through your vehicles speakers. During a conversation, you can switch
between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands
- Answering Calls: Incoming calls can be answered manually or
automatically (between 3-10 seconds) through the Sony head unit, while the ring tone is output from
your car speakers and the caller's name or phone number is displayed on the
head unit's LCD. Incoming calls can also be rejected if desired.
- Dialing a Number: Using the MEX-BT3000P, you can dial a phone
number in one of the following ways.
- Entering Phone #: Allows you to manually dial a phone
number using the unit's control dial.
- Redial: Use to easily redial the last number you called.
- Preset Dial: You can store up
to 6 contacts in the preset dial for quick dialing.
- Phone Book: You can store up
to 300 contacts in the unit's phone book. Up to a 40 character name can be
input for each contact.
- Call History: The unit will
store the last 20 calls, allowing you to select a previous phone number
quickly from the list.
- Voice Dial: You can make a
call using the voice tags stored on your connected cellular phone.
SMS Indicator: The SMS indicator informs you of any incoming or unread
SMS messages on your paired Bluetooth-enabled smartphone. You will still need to
view the text message from your phone, as well as create and send text messages
from your phone.
Wireless Audio Streaming (with Meta Data Display): The Sony
MEX-BT3000P also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of
a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The MEX-BT3000P will be able to
control your stored music's basic playback functions; such as Play/Pause,
Previous/Next Track, Fast-Forward/Reverse, and Shuffle/Repeat.
The head unit will also display your stored music's song information; such as
Artist name, Song title, and Album label. The MEX-BT3000P also supports audio
streaming of music apps (such as
Slacker) , but without control or metadata. You will continue to use your Bluetooth enabled
smartphone to view and control streaming music
Note: When an incoming call or outgoing call is in
progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be
paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming
music will resume.
Volume Adjustment: You can adjust the volume level of your
paired Bluetooth audio device from -8 to +18dB to match volume level output of
Pandora App (for Android/Blackberry)
Pandora App Compatible: Pandora is the leading Internet Radio music
service in the United States, giving people music they love anytime, anywhere,
through personalized radio stations. The Sony MEX-BT3000P lets you playback and
control Pandora Internet Radio streamed from your Android or BlackBerry
smartphone, via Bluetooth (no hard-wired connection required). To access Pandora
from the Sony head unit, your Bluetooth-enabled Android or BlackBerry smartphone
must have the latest version of the Pandora App from the
Android Market or the
BlackBerry App World. Your Android or BlackBerry smartphone must
AVRCP, and SPP Bluetooth profiles; and will need an active Data Plan account
with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. In addition, you will
need an active
Pandora music service account.
Note: This unit does not support full control of the
iTune's Pandora App for iPhone. You can only wirelessly stream the Pandora
App from your iPhone to the head unit via Bluetooth, but there will be no
music control and no song information display.
Pandora Control: The Sony MEX-BT3000P will provide control over the
Pandora music service streamed to your Bluetooth-enabled Android or BlackBerry
- Station List: You can select Pandora stations from your
Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z).
- QuickMix: QuickMix allows you to listen to songs played
on one or more Pandora stations in your Station List randomly. You will need
to edit your QuickMix station selections on the phone before connection.
- Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station.
You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips
- Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up or
thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences.
- Bookmarking: The song or artist currently being played
can be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.
Note: Access to the Pandora service will depend on the
availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your
Android or BlackBerry smartphone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is
not supported in Canada & only available in the United States.
Information Display: The Sony MEX-BT3000P will display Artist, Album, & Song information
provided by the Pandora app on your Android or BlackBerry smartphone.
AM/FM Tuner + SiriusXM Ready
Digital Clarity Tuner: The Sony MEX-BT3000P is equipped with
a Digital Clarity Tuner for clear AM/FM stereo sound with digital processing
RDS: The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio
broadcast information such as artist & track information when listening to
compatible AM/FM stations.
Preset Stations: The radio features 5 memory bands to store
and receive AM/FM stations. You can store up to 6 presets in each in band (FM
1-3/AM 1-2), for a total of 18 FM presets and 12 AM presets.
Best Tuning Memory (BTM): This feature automatically selects
stations with the best signals within the selected band (FM 1-3), AM 1-2) &
stores them in order of their frequency.
Manual/Seek Tuning: The MEX-BT3000P allows you to manual tune
or seek tune AM/FM stations.
- Manual Tuning: You can manually tune & find your
favorite radio stations one by one.
- Seek Tuning: You can use the seek button to help you
search quickly through the available AM/FM stations.
Local Mode: In the Local Seek Mode, the unit will only tune
in stations with very strong signals during Seek tuning.
Mono Mode: The Mono Mode allows you improve poor FM
reception by selecting a monaural signal instead of a stereo signal.
SiriusXM Ready: The Sony MEX-BT3000P comes ready for SiriusXM
programming with access to XM and Sirius Satellite Radio stations. Thanks to its
proprietary SiriusXM Connect port, you can add the optional
SXV200V1 SiriusXM Connect tuner and receive more than 150 channels of
exclusive programming directly from SiriusXM, via the "SiriusXM
All Access" package (subscription required). Visit
for a complete list of subscription options and channel guide. Additional features
of the SXV200 SiriusXM Connect tuner include:
- Channel list displays a list of all available channels
- Category Search searches for channels in a certain category
- Displayed Information such as Channel Name, Artist Name, & Song Title
can be viewed on the head unit's LCD
- Up to 18 SiriusXM Satellite Radio station presets
- Channels containing unsuitable content for children can be blocked
Note: A separate SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription
is required (operates on the XM Network). However, you can easily add this
SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio
Disc Compatibility: The unit features a single disc player
that will playback CD-Audio, CD-Text, and finalized CD-R/CD-RW audio discs (12cm
MP3/WMA Playback: The Sony CDX-MEX-BT3000Pallows you to
playback CD-Rs or CD-RWs loaded with MP3 or WMA songs (up to 320 kbps)
recorded in ISO 9660 level 1 or 2, Joliet/Romeo, or Multi-Session. The
CDX-MEX-BT3000Pcan support up 150 folders, and a combined 300 folders & files on a
disc. The head unit will also display song information for MP3, WMA, and AAC
music files (Joliet: up to 32 characters, Romeo: up to 64 characters).
Note: Copy-protected content not supported. Not compatible with AAC files.
Compressed Audio Display Information: The CD receiver can
display the following CD-TEXT or ID3/WMA-tag information - Track number, Elapsed
Playing Time, Song Title, Artist Name, or Album Label.
Off Insert/Eject: A CD disc can be inserted or ejected with
the power off. The head unit will automatically begin disc playback, when a disc
is inserted with the receiver set to a different source or powered off.
Auto Reload: The CD player will automatically reinsert the
disc if it's ejected, but not removed for 20 seconds or more.
Mounting Angle: For proper CD playback, this unit must be
mounted between 0° (horizontal) and 45°.
Front-Panel Auxiliary Input: A front panel stereo 3.5mm mini-jack is provided to allow the connection of a portable
audio source. Just connect your portable digital music player to this unit,
and you can listen to the audio from the portable player through the speakers in
your mobile audio system.
Volume Level: The volume level of the auxiliary input is adjustable
from -8 to +18 dB to compensate for any difference between the unit and your
Aux Deactivation: The aux input can be deactivated in the menu, so it does not appear as an available source.
True Fidelity Sound Construction: The Sony MEX-BT3000P
CD receiver features a newly developed
sound processor for less distortion, an S-MOSFET IC for smooth signal
transmission, and a large-sized capacitor for deep bass sound.
Dynamic Reality Amp: The MEX-BT3000P is equipped with Sony's
Dynamic Reality Amp to produce 3 dimensional sound staging for more realistic
sound inside your vehicle.
CEA2006 Compliant Amplifier: The power specifications for
the Sony MEX-BT3000P 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
MEX-BT3000P are as follows:
- Continuous Power Output: 17 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms,
20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
- Peak Power Output: 52 watts x 4-channels (208 total watts)
EQ3 Stage 2: The Sony MEX-BT3000P features an EQ3
Stage 2 equalizer with 8 preset equalizer curves for various types of music. You
can choose from Xplod, Vocal, Edge, Cruise, Space, Gravity, Custom, or Off
Off mode provides a flat response. The Custom mode allows you to manually adjust
the Low (60 Hz), Mid (1 kHz), and High (10 kHz) frequencies from +/-10dB.
Loudness: The Loudness feature reinforces bass and treble for clear
sound at low volume levels.
4ch/2V Preamp Outputs: The MEX-BT3000P contains two
pair of 2-volt RCA preamp outputs; a front pair and another pair that can be
set for the rear channels (fading) or for subwoofer (non-fading) operation.
Subwoofer Controls: When the unit's Rear/Sub preamp output is set to subwoofer, the
output becomes non-fading and a low pass filter is activated with a selectable
cut-off frequency of 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 140Hz, 160Hz, or Off. You can adjust
the subwoofer preamp output's volume level independently from the head unit's
volume control (-10 to +10 in 1dB increments). In addition, you can select the
phase of the subwoofer output from Normal or Reverse.
High-Pass Filter: The front and rear speaker outputs
offer a selectable high-pass crossover frequency of 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 140Hz,
160Hz, or Off.
Beep Tone: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to
confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.
Detachable Face: The MEX-BT3000P features a detachable
for theft prevention. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face
non-detachable, if desired. No face case is included with this unit. An
optional soft face case (142DFC1X,
sold separately) can be purchased for this unit.
Caution Alarm: If you turn the ignition switch to the Off
position without detaching the front-panel, the caution alarm will sound for a
few seconds. The alarm will only sound if the built-in amplifier is used.
13-Segment, 1-Line LCD Display: The Sony MEX-BT3000P
features a 13-Segment, 1-line LCD display with white backlit text and a black
background for viewing station and song information.
Auto Scroll: This feature
allows long displayed items to scroll automatically across the display when the
track is changed on a disc.
Dimmer: The MEX-BT3000P feature a dimmer mode to dim
the brightness of the display. You can choose from either "Dim On" or Dim Off".
Display Illumination/Clock Display: Pressing the Source/Off
button once will switch sources. Pressing and holding the Source/Off button for
one second will turn off audio output, but the clock display and button
illumination remain on. To turn the unit off completely, you must press and hold
the Source/Off button for two seconds.
Auto Off: When installing in a vehicle without an accessory power wire at the
radio location, you can set the unit to turn off all lighting a
set amount of time after you turn the power off. The Auto Off feature can be set to 30 seconds, 30 minutes,
60 minutes, or No.
Wireless Remote Control: The
head unit comes supplied with an IR wireless remote control (RM-X221) for easy
operation. The included wireless remote allows you to control the basic
functions (not Bluetooth) of the Sony head unit while keeping your eyes on the road.
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features
an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit that lets you
keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with
steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately). Please consult
Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.