Marine Ready: The Sony CDX-M10 Marine AM/FM CD receiver features a UV
resistant faceplate (tested under ASTM G154), a conformal coated circuit board
for marine use and a plastic cover over the top of the chassis to protect
Water Resistant Covers (optional): Even though the conformal
coating makes the receiver water-resistant, it is still recommended that it be
used with a universal marine cover such as the Metra (120999005B,
sold separately) or Scosche (142ACM1,
Disc Compatibility: The CD
receiver will play CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RW discs. The head unit also supports CD
Compressed Audio File Capability: In addition to audio CDs, CD-Rs and
CD-RWs, the receiver will play MP3 and WMA compressed audio files stored
on a CD-R or CD-RW. Below are the following requirements and features for
compressed audio file playback:
- ISO: The unit is compatible with the ISO 9660 level 1 / level 2
format, Joliet/Romeo in the expansion format, and Multi Session.
- The Maximum number of:
- folders or albums is 150 including root and empty folders (MP3, WMA)
- files or tracks and folders contained in a disc: 300 (or less if a
folder/file names contain many characters) (MP3, WMA)
- displayable characters for a folder/file name is 32 (Joliet), or 64
- ID3 display characters: 30 or 126 characters (MP3), 63 characters
- Playback Functions:
- Track Repeat
- Album/Folder Repeat
- Album/Folder Shuffle
- Disc Shuffle
Compressed Audio Display Information: The CD receiver's display can
display the following information: Track number/Elapsed playing time,
Disc/Artist Name, Album/Group Number, Album/Group Name, Track Name, Text
Information and Clock.
Note: The Album/Group number is displayed only when the
album/group is changed.
Eject: The CD disc can be
ejected with the unit powered off. The CD player will automatically reinsert the
disc if the disc is ejected and left on the lip opening of the player for
15 seconds or more.
For flexibility of installation, this unit can be mounted between 0 (horizontal)
and 45 degrees.
Drive S: The CDX-M10 features the Drive S chassis platform. Drive S includes the CD
mechanism, audio stages, 12 V power supply, and tuner section. The CD mechanism
includes a suspension to resist shocks, a motor that draws less power, and a
fast low-current pickup that improves durability and CD playback accuracy. The
52W Peak x 4-channel S-MOSFET Power IC produces clearer, more accurate sound, less
distortion, and a higher signal-to-noise ratio than previous designs.
Amplifier Section: The head unit's
amplifier is CEA-2006 compliant and rated at 17 watts RMS x 4 channels at 4
Ohms and 1% THD. The unit is also rated at 23.2 watts per channel minimum
continuous average power into 4 ohms, 4 channels driven from 20 Hz to 20 kHz
with no more than 5% THD. Peak power is rated at 52 watts per channel.
EQ3 Stage 2: You may select one of the
following EQ presets: Xplod, Vocal, Edge, Cruise, Space, Gravity, Custom or Off
For the Custom mode, you can adjust the following bands:
- Low: +10 dB to -10 dB at
- Middle: +10 dB to -10 dB
at 1 kHz
- High: +10 dB to
-10 dB at 10 kHz
Loudness: This feature allows you to
listen to your music clearly at low volume levels by reinforcing the bass and
treble. The bass level is increased to +4 dB at 100 Hz while the treble level is
increased to +2 dB at 10 kHz.
Switchable Preamp Outputs: The CDX-M10
contains one pair of RCA preamp outputs which can be set for the rear channels or
for subwoofer operation. When set to subwoofer, the output becomes non-fading
and a low pass filter is activated with a selectable cut-off frequency of 125Hz,
78Hz, or Off. You can adjust the subwoofer preamp output's volume level
independently from the head unit's volume control from -10 to +10 in 1dB
Radio Tuning: The CDX-M10 allows you to manual tune or seek
tune AM/FM stations. In the Local Seek Mode, the unit will only tune in stations
with very strong signals during Seek tuning. The Mono Mode allows you improve
poor FM reception by selecting a monaural signal instead of a stereo signal. The
radio features 5 memory bands to store and receive AM/FM stations. You can store
up to 6 presets in each of the following bands - FM1, FM2, FM3, AM1 and AM2.
Best Tuning Memory (BTM): This feature selects stations with the best signals within the selected
band and stores them in order of their frequency. You can select from FM1, FM2,
FM3, AM1, and AM2.
Manual Tuning: You can
manually tune and find your favorite radio stations one by one for FM1, FM2,
FM3, AM1, and AM2.
Auto Tuning: You can use
the seek button to help you search quickly through the available stations
and then choose your own presets from these available stations.
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 cassette, MD or MP3 player to this
unit, and you can listen to the audio from the portable player through the
speakers in your mobile audio system. The volume level of the auxiliary input is
adjustable from -8 to +18 dB to compensate for any difference between the unit
and your portable device. The aux input can be deactivated in the
menu so it doesn't appear as an available source. The head unit comes supplied
with a rubber cap that can be placed over the auxiliary input when it is not in
use to keep it dry.
Motion Display: This feature
shows moving patterns and a spectrum analyzer on the display when turned on.
Auto Scroll: This feature
allows long displayed items to scroll automatically across the display when the
track is changed on a disc.
Dimmer: The CDX-M10 feature a dimmer mode to dim the
brightness of the display. You can choose from either "Dim On" or Dim Off".
Illumination/Clock Display: Pressing the Off button once will turn off audio output, but the clock display
and face/button illumination remain on. This makes the clock display and
face/button illumination "Keyed" instead of "Unit On" only. To turn the unit off
completely, you must press the 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 automatically after a
set amount of time. The Auto Off feature can be set to 30 seconds, 30 minutes,
60 minutes, or No.
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features
an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit to allow you
to keep your vehicle's radio steering wheel remote controls when used with the
optional PAC SWI-PS Steering Wheel Control Interface Adapter (127SWIPS,
sold separately); or the optional Metra ASWC Steering Wheel Control Interface
Note: Please consult Crutchfield's
Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.