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Sony DSX-A40UI

Digital media receiver (does not play CDs)

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Our take on the Sony DSX-A40UI

Ditching the discs and going digital doesn't have to break the bank. Sony's DSX-A40UI digital media receiver offers an impressive list of features for its price range, along with plenty of connections for all your devices.

Go digital without going broke

Ditching the discs and going digital doesn't have to break the bank. Sony's DSX-A40UI digital media receiver offers an impressive list of features for its price range, along with plenty of connections for all your devices.

Everything you need

Bells and whistles are nice, but you don't necessarily need them to go all-digital in your car. The DSX-A40UI has all the basics covered, starting with a sleek-looking removable faceplate that also offers the functionality you need to enjoy your digital music library.

A handy USB port gives you lots of options for enjoying your digital music. Plug in a flash drive that you've loaded up with music, or connect your iPod®, iPhone®, or Android™ to listen to music and charge the device. You'll be able to use the receiver's controls to search through your music, and Sony's Quick-BrowZer® feature makes it easy to find music by artist, album, genre, song or playlist. You can also connect a satellite radio tuner or a portable music player to the front auxiliary input.

Adjust and expand

The built-in amp ensures that your music will come through loud and clear, even when you're really cranking it up. If you're the kind of person who likes to fiddle with the settings to suit your exact tastes, you'll be surprised at how much adjustability you get with the DSX-A40UI's 3-band equalizer. If you're thinking about adding an amplifier in the future, you'll find a set of 2-volt preamp outputs on the back panel.

Sony DSX-A40UI Digital Media Receiver

This receiver offers a simple control panel with USB and auxiliary inputs.

Complete controls

Whether you're listening to digital music or your favorite AM/FM radio station, you'll be able to see what's playing on the single-line LCD display, which shows you track info, station ID and a clock. The faceplate's red button illumination adds a touch of style. You also get a handy remote control that lets your passengers play DJ while you drive.

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?

In most cars, you'll need an adapter to retain those controls with this car stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and radio, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. You'll see the adapters that work with your vehicle when you add this receiver to your cart.

iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

Ordered for my daughter and she installed it herself with instructions and a little instruction from me. Very satisfied.

Anonymous, King, NC

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What's in the Box:

  • Digital media receiver (w/ 10A fuse inserted into chassis)
  • Face (installed)
  • Sleeve (installed)
  • Trim ring (installed)
  • Wiring harness
  • Remote control (RM-X211)
  • CR2025 Lithium battery (installed in remote)
  • 2 Radio removal tools
  • 4 Flathead ISO-mount screws
  • Face-fixing screw
  • Operating Instructions (En/Fr)
  • Installation/Connections sheet (En/Fr)
  • US Limited Warranty sheet
  • Canada Consumer 1 Year Warranty
  • Face fixing screw note

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • digital media receiver with AM/FM tuner (does not play CDs)
    • detachable face with single-line display
    • USB port accommodates Apple devices, select Android phones, and thumb drives
    • MP3/WMA compatible
    • built-in amplifier (18 watts RMS CEA-2006/55 peak x 4 channels)
    • 3-band equalizer
    • remote control
    • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control (see Details tab for model compatibility)
    • inputs: front USB port, front auxiliary input
    • outputs: 2-channel preamp outputs (2-volt rear)
    Other features and specs:

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    Average Customer Review(s):

    (156 Reviews)

    Cheap, in more ways than one

    Joey from Riverview, FL on 9/5/2016

    2007 Ford Focus ZX4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It was the cheapest headunit I could find by a brand I trusted so I wasn't expecting much and it has delivered that. The sound quality is eh, the controls are not intuitive, and the settings are limited. If I hadn't thrown out the box in my haste to install it, I would've returned it. All in all its cheap but it works.

    Pros: Great radio reception

    Cons: Usb doesn't work with Bluetooth adapter

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    Anonymous from King, NC on 8/28/2016

    2004 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Ordered for my daughter and she installed it herself with instructions and a little instruction from me. Very satisfied.



    Easy Install

    Chad W. from Spring Hill, Fl on 8/24/2016

    1989 Ford F Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a great Sony media player, works great with my iPod and iPhone, and the price is right for what you get. It was an easy install, took about 40 minutes.

    Pros: More than enough features for the price.

    Cons: Maybe some more detailed instructions as to its different functions.

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    Anonymous from Terrell, TX on 8/21/2016

    2003 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good radio, especially at this price! Easy to follow instructions to remove old radio and install the new one.

    Pros: Great sound

    Cons: Back of radio needs a little support for off-road driving

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    Jack from Ft Wayne, IN on 8/21/2016

    2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product from Sony. I have had no issues with it and it boosted the performance of my original speakers too.



    Great price.

    Sam from Bellingham, WA on 8/8/2016

    1996 Chevrolet Tahoe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great buy for the price. Everything fit perfectly.

    Pros: Easy install, cheap, great sound!

    Cons: None

    AM Comes In Clear

    Tom K from Wichita, KS on 8/7/2016

    1999 Chevrolet Express
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I listen to AM stations (old school) and wanted a radio that didn't scrimp on the AM reception. This one meets my needs and is inexpensive. Installation is simple.



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    Rob from CA on 8/6/2016

    2005 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great upgrade to factory. I rarely play CD's any longer, mostly Amazon Prime and Pandora, so this unit is perfect. Super easy to install with the supplied freebie install kit. I also use a different Sony head unit in another vehicle and they are basically the same controls and set up.



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    Arock from Frederick, MD on 7/30/2016

    2002 Honda Civic LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great unit , just as described

    Pros: Front aux and usb

    Cons: No Bluetooth

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    Capt. Will from Harrison Township, MI on 7/28/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed this on a boat and it powers 4 Polk Audio 6.5" speakers. Sound quality is decent and is extremely simple to operate.



    Just What I Wanted

    Paul S from Parker, CO on 7/26/2016

    1997 Chevrolet S10
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Had enough of my 20 yr old OE radio/cassette unit. This unit brought me up to date without having to buy an up to date new truck! Have Sony products throughout the house and in my other vehicle. Never had one fail. Installed easily and sounds great.

    Pros: Screen bright enough for my aging eyes. Great sound. Good value considering what the unit delivers

    Cons: Operating manual short on instructions.

    Best Bang for your Buck!

    Dannzig from Claremont, CA on 7/21/2016

    2008 Mazda CX-7
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is exactly what I was looking for! Main purpose was for IPOD Control. Extremely easy to use and not over complicated.

    Pros: Simple controls, Remote, Compact Size.

    Cons: No Bluetooth.

    Great Bang for Your Buck

    Oscar P from Pittsburgh, PA on 7/20/2016

    2007 Jeep Liberty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This radio is a great bang for your buck. I bought this unit to replace a factory stereo and to add an aux input to the vehicle. I ended up using the USB input because it works just as well and also charges my iPhone!

    Pros: Great value for the cost. Easy installation.

    Cons: Build quality is what you'd expect from an aftermarket radio at this price. Buttons don't fit quite snug in their housing and the presses have a very plastic-y click to them.

    Great head unit at a very good price

    KGP from Richboro, PA on 7/19/2016

    2005 Honda Pilot
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Sleek looking detachable head unit. Solid sound. Easy to install. Remote Control included. Great value. Thanks.

    Pros: Easy to install. Quality sound. Detachable. Remote Control included.

    Cons: Not accessible with factory subwoofer.


    Dave from Stanchfield, MN on 7/18/2016

    2004 Ford F-350
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a very nice radio as long as you don't need a cd player I use my phone as my music so this I just what I wanted

    Pros: Small and easy to use

    Cons: No cd player

    Inexpensive media player that does the job well.

    Captain Awesome from Fayetteville, AR on 7/18/2016

    1995 Mitsubishi Montero
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I've always been a fan of Sony head units, and this one does the job well. All features are easy to use and navigating the menus is extremely user friendly. Sound quality and overall fit/finish look great.

    Pros: Doesn't look like a spaceship. Simple design.

    Cons: I can see the usb/aux flap being the weak point. I don't know how long it will last, but it appears to be the only possible problem with the unit.

    Great Buy

    Morgan from Leesburg, VA on 7/12/2016

    2008 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very simple to install, works great as far as sound quality. Crystal clear all around. Sweet presets to set the sound how you like it along with the options to fade an balance.

    Pros: Easy to install Great sound

    Cons: No switching colors on display

    Just what I wanted

    Anonymous from Columbia, CA on 7/10/2016

    1984 Jeep CJ7
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Sony had just what I wanted for my CJ7. Lots to choose from and priced just right. Simple to operate and easy to install.

    Pros: Good value. Easy to install. Looks great.

    Cons: Display could be brighter in the open cockpit.

    Steal Not a Deal Go Buy One

    Juan P from Soledad, CA on 7/10/2016

    1999 Volkswagen Jetta
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I honestly have to say this radio is awsome, it doesn't play CD's but who plays CD's nowadays I always listen to my IPod. Good quality sound more like great, easy to install, perfect fit I don't regret buying it and neither should you, highly recommend bang for your buck.

    Pros: Everything about the stereo is awsome I would definitely buy another one if this one went out.

    Cons: Free accessories to help ease the installation, detailed instructions, free Pandora. The word here is Freeee!! Other than that I am a happy camper highly recommend it. Plus 3 day shipping icing on the cake.

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    MFG from Charlottesville, VA on 7/7/2016

    1974 MG MGB GT
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed very easily and sound quality is good. Nice integration with iPod and iPhone 5 - displays artist/song etc. Does not have an off switch, so if you do not want to use it, you have to select a setting - such as AUX - that doesn't have anything attached.

    Pros: Easy to use and install. Nice display

    Cons: No off switch

    Crap lol

    Pete from DFW on 7/4/2016

    2003 Volkswagen GTI
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Worked for a week then stations faded in and out. When it worked it didn't sound very good. Crutchfeild couldn't get me a replacement in time for my trip had to go to a local large discount retailer :( Spend a little more for better sound you may end up with functions you don't care about but it'll sound better.



    Great stereo

    Anonymous from Brookfield, NH on 6/29/2016

    1993 Volkswagen Eurovan
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed easily, great instructions, nice bonus to get the stereo plug and antenna adapter, just what I needed! Great sound :)

    Pros: easy to install in the 93 eurovan

    Cons: none yet :)

    Good buy

    Anonymous from Breinigsville pa on 6/28/2016

    2003 Jeep Liberty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good deal for the money. Fit in my jeep perfectly and didn't have any problems.

    Pros: Sound. Easy install

    Cons: Confusing at first to use. No bass or treble adjust. (Only low, mid, high EQ)

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    Grace K from Eden Prairie Mn. on 6/27/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    My husband took my car to Best Buy to have the radio installed and he was taken by that every thing he needed was there. He said what a good job I had done. I said thanks and told him i could not take the credit but a wonderful guy my the name of Marshall helped me. Many thanks to him.He new what I needed.

    Pros: You are the best.


    Mercedes E 320 Replacement

    Luis M from Marietta, GA on 6/26/2016

    1998 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy to install in my Mercedes E 320 1998 good sound



    Great radio, low price, fast shipp

    Joe from Louisville, ky on 6/26/2016

    1990 Ford F Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great radio, very easy to install, USB and aux plug in

    Pros: Plug ins, easy to install

    Cons: No cd

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    Mikee from SC on 6/8/2016

    2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Overall very good deal because of price. Has great sound quality at price point. I am disappointed in the layout and ease of use. When you reach for some buttons you end up accidentally hitting others and this can mess up settings. But for price I would buy this again.

    Pros: Great price, easy to install. Radio lighting is about right at night - just enough to see but not blind you or have glare in the dark.

    Cons: Poor button layout. Hard to learn how to work.

    Great upgrade!

    Ayman B from Mesquite, TX on 6/7/2016

    2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This was the first install I've done by myself so I had to look everything up, once it was all put in and set up this head unit looked amazing in my jeep. Sounded great too paired with my amp. I bet it would sound a whole lot better with new speakers, but with a stock setup and stock amplifier it's a great combo! Can't go wrong at this price! The quality of it was pretty good too! It's a little heavier than expected but it's very quality material.

    Pros: Looks great, sounds good, easy to install if you have knowledge. Works with factory setup

    Cons: A little complicated at first. Had trouble wiring it on my own but it's easy if you know what to do!

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    mark from Portland, OR on 6/1/2016

    2003 Chevrolet S10
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Didn't loose any functions from the stock radio. Sound is great. Easy to use.



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    CLokken from Kansas on 5/31/2016

    2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I needed a replacement for my factory radio after 16 years of use. I did not want to dump a huge amount of money into an old pick-up so I chose the Sony DSX-A40UI. Installation was straight forward, clean finished appearance when installation was complete, and sounds as good as the factory radio. Great inexpensive replacement!

    Pros: Inexpensive, easy install, good sound.

    Cons: Owners manual does not fully explain the options available on the radio or what certain features do/don't do.

    Works Great

    Mabmemtems from Pawtucket, RI on 5/31/2016

    1994 Saturn SL2
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Needed to play IPod . USB allows me to control IPod from remote .

    Pros: Does everything I needed to do .

    Cons: Had to do in depth study of manual before I could operate its functions .


    Corndog from Ashland, OR on 5/30/2016

    2005 Dodge Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very easy and simple to install with excellent sound quality. I went with a less expensive model but it turned out to sound as good as any stereo I've ever had before.



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    James m from Buckeye, AZ on 5/29/2016

    2005 Kia Rio
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very well equipped stereo. It has all the options that would be expected for the price. It also has a remote control. It has good sound quality. The only thing negative is the display looks a little cheap, but acceptable at this price.

    Pros: Value, sound quality, remote

    Cons: Cheap looking display

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    tate from Sarasota, FL on 5/26/2016

    1998 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Solid purchase for the money



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    Anonymous from Sandwich Ill. on 5/22/2016

    1995 Volkswagen Jetta III
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    OK radio

    Pros: Small size

    Cons: Not easy to work thru menu could be easier to adjust

    Sounds great!!!!

    Motif8d from Cordova, TN on 5/22/2016

    1997 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Looks good, sounds great, remote a bonus. It was easy to install.

    Pros: Clean sound, easy to install, remote.

    Cons: Interface a little confusing to change EQ settings.

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    Anonymous from Fredericksburg, VA on 5/15/2016

    2000 Mazda Miata
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great upgrade for my 2000 Miata. Fit great and didn't even need a installation kit!!

    Pros: Simple to use

    Cons: None so far


    Ace from Eagle River, AK on 5/13/2016

    2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed in 2006 Chevy Silverado Quad Cab. Doesn't work with Android 6.0. Radio quality is worse than stock. Installation was simple, could have been easier with better instructions. I brought to listen to music through my phone and it has accomplished that with very good sound quality, gave sound quality a 4 star due to radio static.

    Pros: Aux in

    Cons: radio static, not compatible with android 6.0

    Simply works

    Anonymous from Leesville, LA on 5/4/2016

    2001 GMC Sierra 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    For the price, it was simple to install and works great.

    Pros: Plays MP3s from USB


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    Mike N from Tulsa Ok on 5/2/2016

    1987 Chevrolet Blazer S10
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very good value , price and quality great,. does what it says it will works perfect with "I" pod. A lot of options for the price! All Good

    Pros: All Good

    Cons: Non Yet

    Great Radio

    Raptr from Cherry Hill, NJ on 5/2/2016

    2003 Honda CRV EX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great build and sound quality for not too much money, I like the ability to unattach the face to deter theft.

    Pros: Great sound, USB and Aux, customizable

    Cons: No CD (not too bad)

    Great radio

    Pete.B from Harrisburg, PA on 5/2/2016

    1999 Subaru Forester
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I installed this in my 1999 Mack. It works exceptionally. And NO more CD's to mess with when I am driving. I have all my music on thumb drive



    Excellent purchase

    A.C. from Leesburg, FL on 4/28/2016

    1998 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very nice stereo,I just use it with a USB flash drive and the sound is great.No more carrying cassettes or CDs.It fits perfectly in my 98 Corolla, easy to install with the provided wire harness and instructions.Definitely recommended product and seller.thanks !

    Pros: Perfect fit with factory side mounting brackets.Great sound and features.Nice remote control and detachable face plate.

    Cons: It takes a little while to learn how to use the Quick Browser function in a 16GB flash drive, with and without the remote control.Just need a little practice.Otherwise it's perfect.

    Great radio

    Kaleb from Cabot, AR on 4/25/2016

    2000 Pontiac Grand Prix
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The only thing I could complain about is the installation kit for the car, but this Is a great radio set up for the price.



    Perfect fit

    Matthew from Yellville, AR on 4/20/2016

    1985 Pontiac Fiero
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Perfect size for the shallow opening in my 1985 Fiero. My only complaint is that it's not compatible with iPhone 6s. Stops at iPhone 5.

    Pros: Size

    Cons: Doesn't work with iPhone 6

    Everything I needed

    Paul from Austin, TX on 4/17/2016

    1996 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I moved up from another Sony deck because I needed the USB input. All of my music is on my iphone so I didn't need a CD player in the car. When you press "source" on this deck you have 3 options, Tuner, Aux and USB. I love that. No skipping through Pandora or bluetooth or all that stuff I don't use. Also if you tweak the EQ and loudness this radio sounds really great. I could not be happier with this choice and the Crutchfield price and customer support.

    Pros: Simplicity, sound quality and price.

    Cons: only one color for buttons. Red. Everything else is great.

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    Mjtrosh from North Platte, NE on 4/17/2016

    2003 Honda Element
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good directions/ease of installation. Great fit. Even a non-techie can get it done.




    Steve from Charlotte, NC on 4/10/2016

    2004 Nissan Titan
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Big improvement over factory radio as far as AM sensitivity and fidelity. Naturally with only one know it is menu dependent. Set up your memories and you'll be fine. Crutchfield is good to deal with.

    Pros: See review

    Cons: Installation manual stinks but I guess that's because there are so many options in these vehicles.

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    Phil M from Sundance,Wy on 4/7/2016

    1987 Toyota Pickup
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great radio, went right in auto without having too make adjustments. Ease of setting up helped. Tone and quality of sound was welcomed. p

    Pros: Good quality

    Cons: None

    Great Deal

    JW from Columbus, OH on 4/4/2016

    2001 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought this unit for my sons ranger. Could not be happier with the cost and what was included with the head unit. 2-day free shipping and we received the mounting frame, the wiring harness and even the special tools to get the original stereo out. Thanks Crutchfield, my sons loves it.

    Pros: Easy Install Complete kits to help install

    Cons: None

    Great deal!

    Mitchak from El Prado, NM on 4/3/2016

    2002 Subaru Forester
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    First of all, installation instructions made it so easy to install. Great price for this unit. Features meet my needs using ipod , iPhone and amazon fire. Though the USB isn't supported for Amazon fire, however it works with The auxillary input.

    Pros: Everything I a!ready stated.

    Cons: None

    Great media system

    Gary from Forest City, NC on 4/2/2016

    2011 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great media receiver, shallow mount easier to install

    Pros: Shallow depth, great sound

    Cons: none

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    Tom from Elyria, OH on 3/31/2016

    1998 Honda Accord
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I'm a casual user of this radio with typically short drives of 30 minutes or less. This radio works great with clear sound and is easy to use. I have used the IPhone feature and it works well.

    Pros: Really easy to install. I was able to use the factory mount from the original stereo. It fits great into the original slot.


    Fit right into my S10. Love the USB interface

    Andy from Pembroke Pines, FL on 3/9/2016

    1988 Chevrolet S10
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The radio fit right into my S10 using the Crutchfield adapter kit and harness. Very happy with the results. Love the ability to use a USB device to listen to my music. I'll need to get some better speakers in the near future. The factory ones need to go..

    Pros: Good looking radio with a lot of features. A lot of bang for the buck.

    Cons: None.

    Great basic reciever

    Nicholas J from denver, CO on 1/24/2016

    2005 GMC Sierra 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This receiver was a quick install into my 2005 GMC Sierra with no modifications and works great, the USB doesn't work with my lg g4 which is a bit of a bummer but it comes with a good range of features and with the free install gear was a great value.

    Pros: Sounds great with my factory speakers. Easy install.

    Cons: Doesn't work with many Android phones.

    Great sound

    Jim from Indiana on 12/27/2015

    1999 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a great product for a first stereo for my daughter. It did not fail to deliver.



    Good for the price

    chineyrasta from Florida on 12/26/2015

    2004 Scion xA
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I wanted an inexpensive stereo to replace the original in my 11 year old Scion XA and this radio fit the bill nicely. What surprised me most of all is how easy and quick it was to install, I haven't installed a car radio in 25 years and I still remember how much work had to be done to fit the radio back then, now with the installation kit that Crutchfield sent with the radio, you just removed the dash panels, unscrewed the old radio and installed the new one with the mounting kit and in 20 mins. it was playing.

    Pros: Great sound for the price, installation was painless and looks factory.

    Cons: None really, but now I think I should have paid a little more and gotten a radio with Blue tooth just for the novelty.

    Great stereo for the money.

    Lupe S from Texas on 12/23/2015

    2008 Toyota Matrix
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a great stereo for the money. I plug my phone in and the stereo reads my phone and starts playing music right away. Installation was a breeze.

    Pros: Easy installation, wires matched up by color - no guessing which wire is connected to which wire. Perfect fit in dash, looks like a pro installed it.

    Cons: Wish it had bluetooth for hands-free phone calls.

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    Anonymous from Colorado on 12/12/2015

    1992 Toyota Pickup
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    nice digital media player. Easy to play USB and Aux. Sound is clear and its easy to use.



    Nice Radio

    Anonymous from New York on 12/5/2015

    2003 Chevrolet Tahoe

    This is a nice radio and package came complete with everything you need. Crutchfield made it even better with the install kit

    Pros: Like the sound and the USB port.

    Cons: I wish the selector buttons were just a little bit bigger and maybe a shuffle feature for the usb music.

    So far great product

    Geezer from North Carolina on 11/29/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Replaced old Sony AM/FM CD stereo with this one. Everything I needed for installation in my vehicle was included. Installation was easy and went without a hitch. The sound is great and you can customize it with the equalizer function. Have the owner's manual with you while you are setting everything and setup is a breeze. I like the fact that I can download CD's onto flash drive and stick it into my pocket and go. I used that function on a 4 hour trip and had loaded 45 CD's onto an 8G flash drive and it played perfectly; and it beats trying to find radio stations while you're driving.

    Pros: Plays flash drive, can plug in my phone, or mp3 player. Ease of installation, sound, ease of use.

    Cons: I don't have any.

    Cheap, but not in quality.

    Bison D. from Rhode Island on 10/25/2015

    1994 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought this for my old 94 Camry. What can I say? This is the absolute best radio you can get for the price. Nothing flashy, but gets the job done every time. Reminds me of the car I installed it in. ;)

    Pros: Cheap But durable iPod compatible

    Cons: None.

    Looks good, sounds good too!

    BillyW from North Carolina on 10/19/2015

    2000 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Fairly painless to install. Hint...the mounting screws are in the bag with the remote. I love the closable window over the USB/aux ports. I'd give it a five for sound quality but I need to replace my speakers first. If you need a good stereo at a great price, this one is for you.

    Pros: Nice design

    Cons: None

    bought for '99 F250

    Tom from Walls, Mississippi on 10/7/2015

    1999 Ford F-250 Light Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    bought for '99 F250 greatnunit

    Pros: usb, audio jack in,great price

    Cons: none

    Great deck and fast service

    David from Bloomington IIndiana on 9/30/2015

    Great Sony deck good quality and value

    Pros: Flexible display and nice built in equalizer easy connecting to our iPhone and Android.

    Cons: Would be nice to have the display red like the back lit buttons

    good radio

    cschultz from Texas on 9/9/2015

    1999 Chevrolet Silverado
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    All around good radio, nothing really stands out about it, but there are no glaring deficiencies. I got it so I could plug my Ipod into my older Silverado, and it lets me do exactly that. Only con is that when you plug a usb device into the radio, it takes up the entire display, so I can't see the time while I play music.

    Pros: Easy install, works,

    Cons: cannot use clock while playing musoc

    Great Car Receiver!

    HPRhodes from Illinois on 9/7/2015

    2001 Hyundai Elantra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent receiver. Made older car speakers sound great, and has lots of features not in original equipment. Recommended as a great upgrade.

    Pros: Sound quality, ease of use

    Cons: None

    Perfect for USB and audio jack

    Rob from Charlottesville, VA on 6/9/2015

    2004 Kia Optima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I installed my radio the other day on my 2004 Kia Optima. Crutchfield made sure that the radio fit into my car, and a quick live chat with an associate helped me find an additional plastic housing for the radio for my car. He was also able to confirm that I didn't need to do any soddering, which was important given my low level of mechanical knowledge. If you are looking for an inexpensive but solidly made, great sounding, and easy to use radio, I would go with this Sony. All I wanted was a stereo with USB and an audio jack to replace my old stereo, which only had a CD player. The sound quality is extremely noticeable over the stock unit. Make Sure you connect the blue and white wires for "amplified sound" (which I assume most vehicles have) otherwise the sound only comes out of the rear speakers. Also make sure that all of the copper wiring is twisted together and the little plastic containers cover all of the exposed wire. I also recommend watching some how-to videos online to acquaint yourself with unplugging the car battery, removing the interior trim, and unplugging the other electrical units during the stereo swap. Be gentle with the plastic--on my Kia, I had to remove the entire center console including the horizontal part surrounding the hand break and gear shifter in addition to the vertical part surrounding the radio, vents, etc.

    Pros: - Great value for money - Great solution to replace a stereo without an audio jack or USB input - Simultaneously cool and congenial to the style of even my 2004 car

    Cons: - Only 4 radio presets (but 3 FM and 2 AM settings) - Lacks Bluetooth

    Sony DSX-A40UI

    Rob in Seattle from Washington on 5/31/2015

    1986 Volkswagen Quantum
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great for the value. Super easy install. Good quality. Easy to use.

    Pros: Basic head unit that gives you what you paid for. Super easy to install and use.

    Cons: None. Totally worth the price.

    Sony DSX A40UI for a 2000 Tacoma

    Anonymous from CA on 5/20/2015

    2000 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I needed a simple unit with USB input. This was for my 2000 Tacoma 4x4 which is more of a offroad/beach vehicle. There was no need for blue tooth or CDs. The install was easy and the sound is great. Definitely sounds better than the ancient stock unit! I would recommend this unit.

    Pros: Good price and I was able to get all the additional hardware from Crutchfield.

    Cons: None so far.

    Volume control knob

    Jay from Richmond, Virginia on 5/18/2015

    1998 Dodge Dakota
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Everything about this unit is fine, with one big exception: the volume control knob is used to access the settings menu when pressed, so every time I touch the thing I can't control the volume because it is constantly accessing the settings menu. Extremely annoying.



    Sony Rocks

    E28 Owner from Alabama on 5/14/2015

    1987 BMW 528E
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought this radio as a replacement for the old Blaupunkt in My 87 BMW 528e its a solid radio with media capabilities I was not interested in a CD player since I have gone digital. I like the fact that it has iPhone Control as well a USB slot. 45 Watts are more than adequate for my needs and the unit clean. Installation was a breeze with ever thing needed in the box. I bought the installation kit due to the BWM having floating ground system similar to Ford but in the end I decided to just new wiring to the speakers and will be returning the unused hardware. I guess you could call me a fan of Sony products since most of my home electronics is of the Sony brand. But the reason for this has been the quality and features that they put into their products. I have been happy with their performance over the years and they are my go to brand. Because this unit does not have a CD player the price point is very affordable and delivers without compromise.

    Pros: Great product from a well established brand with excellent performance and build quality at an affordable price. What more could you ask for?

    Cons: None to date.

    Very Nice Product!

    Dan from Iowa on 5/10/2015

    1996 Pontiac Grand Am
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very good sound quality and that is always a priority for me. Good sound for a little money = happy person!



    OEM replacement

    CAK from Kansas on 5/4/2015

    2001 Honda Accord
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Took longer to attache the wires to the harness than install this unit into my Accord. Great value and like the iPhone compatible features.

    Pros: IPhone compatible

    Cons: No mistake however

    Sony DSX-A40UI

    Sony DSX-A40UI Review from Dayton, Ohio on 5/3/2015

    1999 GMC Sonoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installation with the purchased mounting bracket, wiring harness, and antenna adapter was quite easy, much less trouble than I had originally anticipated. I found a couple YouTube videos to help figure out out to remove the dash.

    Pros: Ease of installation with the provided mounting hardware.

    Cons: The unit's instructions could have provided more details information for navigating the various functions and controls. I should have to figure so much of it out through experimentation.

    Great Product

    James from Florida on 4/27/2015

    1999 Buick LeSabre
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product for the price. No problems with connection. Sounds fantastic.



    Son loves the features while still simple to use

    JimL from Somerville, AL on 4/27/2015

    1995 Dodge Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    We wanted the Sony brand name for reputation and wanted the USB access port for easy connect to our Apple products. This receiver features both. We don't play CD's any more so not having a CD player is no issues for us. It is simple to set up and use, not overly complicated and not overly packed with other features that we will never use. I'd say this is an awesome receiver for the price and I was surprised how great is sounds.

    Pros: Easy to install, small body which takes up less space in dash. Nice color, matches the red exterior of our vehicle. USB port to play through and this port also charges the phone so no additional plug-in chargers into cigarette lighter sockets are needed. Allows us to play through his Apple i-phone, so we don't need one of those cheap radio frequency transmitter devices that you have to use otherwise.

    Cons: Only has four pre-set buttons per channel bank, so you can set 4 stations on FM1, then four more on FM2, etc. This makes it necessary to switch from FM1 to FM2 to pick more than 4 pre-set stations. This is only a problem if more than one person drives the car.

    Sony DSX-A40UI

    Anonymous from Huntington, New York on 4/26/2015

    2002 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy use and great features



    Awesome radio for the price

    Anonymous from Commerce, Michigan on 4/24/2015

    2000 Buick Century
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I installed this in my daughters car. Only took about 20 minutes!! Crutch field never disappoints. I love how they supply or suggest the gear you will need to get it done fast. The master sheets are a big help. I always get my car audio from crutch field. They are the best place to go for any of your car audio/video needs.

    Pros: Wireless remote Preset EQ's iPod and android compatible Front USB and aux inputs and it also charges your device

    Cons: The only cons I have is that I didn't upgrade the factory speakers .

    easy install

    russ from Massachusetts on 4/14/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great for the$. Easy install. Fits/looks fine in my 94 bmw. For the money I'm not that worried about leaving the top down. If someone wants it I'm not replacing a high end unit.

    Pros: price


    Good, basic unit

    Beaver from State of Jefferson on 4/7/2015

    1993 Nissan Hardbody
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice and simple. I like the controls. Easy to scan the radio with one push of scan button. Big volume knob is easy to use. Simple display for those of us who don't need lots of bells and whistles. Sound quality is adequate. Great price.

    Pros: simple, easy to use, USB connection

    Cons: can't dim the display. Clock is off when unit is off.

    Sony car stereo

    Scott from Dresden, Ohio on 3/30/2015

    1998 Honda Accord
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Sounds great! Easy to install. Love the USB and aux ports. Even looks cool in the dark.

    Pros: Great value. Put in an old Honda Accord for my son to drive for college.

    Cons: None yet.

    Sony DSX-A40UI

    Romar G from Florida on 3/25/2015

    2007 Ford Econoline
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice and aesy to use ..Nice Sound



    So simple and works/looks great

    Allie from North Carolina on 3/24/2015

    2004 Oldsmobile Alero
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    My boyfriend bought me this stereo for my Oldsmobile Alero beacuse my factory stereo was on its last leg. I have very few modern features in my '04 so this was a huge upgrade for me! I was afraid I wouldn't like the red color as the rest of the lights on my center and dash are greenish but the red on this stereo is very subtle and not bright. You can see it great during the day but it also has a dimmer so you can turn it down at night, if needed. I love the sound quality. I also was under the impression that the clock would only display for a few seconds before changing back. But I was pleased to discover that if you click the display button, the clock will stay on for as long as you please. I am able to save 12 preset stations which is way more than I need. I can VERY easily plug up my phone via auxillary or USB and listen to music. I also love the little door that closes over the ports. The stereo looks great in my car. I was worried it'd look a bit odd in my old car but it looks like it belongs there. I love having the little slot of space underneath too, to hold my phone. The install was so simple. My boyfriend did it, but I watched and it was a breeze. Everything hooked up easily with no issues along the way. And it worked on the very first try. Overall I am beyond satisfied. It looks great, sounds great, is easy to use and is everything I neeed. I am very pleased with it.

    Pros: Easy to install, even with no electrical background. Looks natural. Sounds great. Lights are not distracting. Dimmer included. Clock stays on for as long as I want. Easy access to AUX and USB. Lots of preset options. Great price.

    Cons: I only wish I could change the button illumination color from red. But for this price, I don't expect to have that much customization. And, the red is subtle and not overwhelming.

    Sony DSX-A40UI

    Christopher from Chicago, il on 3/23/2015

    2006 Dodge Stratus
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was a little worried about not having a CD player but then I remembered it's 2015 and I haven't bought a CD in years. One USB cord to charge my iPhone and to play and control the music. Brilliant. After connecting the wiring harness, installation in my Dodge Stratus took no longer than five minutes and the fit was perfect. I was worried it would stick out like an obvious aftermarket stereo but I couldn't be happier and the price was ridiculously inexpensive for the quality. Would reccomend.



    Excellent Value

    Devin from Michigan on 3/16/2015

    1997 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The radio was very easy to install with the appropriate Metra harness for my F150 and doesn't look too bad in the dash. The overall quality of the device is excellent for its price point and beats devices twice its cost. The FM sensitivity of the unit is nice. The major downside is the USB connection is essentially worthless for any Android device of the last couple years since MSC is a terrible connection method for phones and hasn't been used since Gingerbread Android. So if you have an Android device you are likely stuck with the Aux input. The sound quality of the unit is good, but would likely be better if I replaced the factory speakers.

    Pros: 1. Nice Build quality 2. Good sound 3. Good FM sensitivity 4. Easy installation

    Cons: 1. Doesn't charge higher powered smartphones well. 2. Severely outdated USB connection method (MSC) which will only work with flash drives or old Android devices.

    Another great product from Crutchfield

    TerryinFL from Central Florida on 2/26/2015

    1994 Mazda B Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Only took a couple hours to have it up and running since the old unit was already removed. Did the necessary wiring, except for speakers, on my desk then to the garage to complete the installation. Radio setup went quickly, too. Didn't take long at all to have my favorite stations memorized and enjoy some of my digitized '50s and '60s tunes on a 32Gb USB thumb drive.

    Pros: 1. Easy to install. 2. Lots of options and features 3. Great sound. 4. Super fast delivery and excellent service.

    Cons: None.

    1994 BMW 325i

    Cory from California on 2/15/2015

    1994 BMW 325I
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This receiver is a great replacement or OEM alternative. My car's OEM radio was removed by a previous owner along with the amp and all the wiring, so I chose to just install this receiver since the color matches and it looks era specific. I was glad to find a plain looking receiver such as this. Wish it had bluetooth...

    Pros: no CD Player, looks old

    Cons: no bluetooth

    Sony DSX-A40UI

    federico f. from Puerto Rico on 1/20/2015

    2006 Mazda Tribute
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    easy to install



    Great receiver for the price

    Dale from Sardinia Ohio on 1/18/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great receiver for the money. Easy to use right out of the box.

    Pros: Easy to use.

    Cons: Only 4 preset buttons for tuner

    good product but not a true fit

    bulowski from United States on 1/6/2015

    2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5i
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought 2 of these stereos as xmas gifts and did the installations myself, one for an 01 Subaru legacy outback and another for an 05 Subaru impreza wagon. In both cases the stereo was about 1/8 of an inch wider and taller than the OEM stereo, and as a result it was tough to get it to actually fit and the end result was not as clean as I'd hoped for. I used the suggested dash kit which also did not line up flush with the panel. Crutchfield says the stereo fits in both cars, but if i could do it again I would look for one that has smaller dimensions. Anyway these were my 4th and 5th stereo installations so Im by no means a professional, but if you are looking to replace an older model subaru stereo you may want to look for something shorter and skinnier.

    Pros: the sound quality was improved and the ipod control with charging is great

    Cons: see above

    Good Deal

    jajajo40 from United States on 1/2/2015

    2000 Chrysler LHS
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Works great pulls in stations from long ways out. Good buy for cost.



    great product

    Mike S from Washington on 1/1/2015

    1985 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    great product, no more cd's to get stuck or scratched, can load my playlist and go, perfect for road trips

    Pros: simple to install, harness was a snap, price was great


    Super value!

    Justin A. from Sanger, TX on 12/26/2014

    2007 Pontiac G5
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    For less than $75, this is a fabulous stereo. Very simple, no-frills unit with good power and functionality.

    Pros: Simple, inexpensive, easy to use and install.

    Cons: For the money, I can't think of a single "con".


    Dana from United States on 12/14/2014

    2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great radio!

    Pros: Easy to install! Awesome radio!!

    Cons: nothing

    Excellent Digital Media Player

    avellone5 from Utica, NY on 12/13/2014

    2001 Nissan Sentra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a great, budget digital media player, perfect to replace an factory radio. My factory radio was more than a decade old and needed an upgrade; while this doesn't have a CD player, it does have a USB port, which can play music straight from a USB drive. The sound is great, and installation was fairly easy, however the faceplate specified for my car doesn't fit it perfectly. It still looks good and is secured in place, but I would have liked to see it fit in a little better. It is fairly easy to use, and has an auxiliary port and USB port, so you can play music from a phone while charging it. Overall, it is a great product to help the user step into the digital age.

    Pros: Great sound, looks great, has USB port, plenty of functions and settings.

    Cons: Menu system can be a little confusing.


    Anonymous from Miami , FL on 12/7/2014

    2007 Ford Escape Hybrid
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product!



    Great sound

    Jim T from Dubuque, Ia on 11/26/2014

    1976 Chevrolet Corvette
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a great sounding receiver for the price



    Son loved it!

    Anonymous from Largo, FL on 11/20/2014

    2000 GMC Sonoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Replaced another radio in my son's truck. Sounds great!



    Nice Unit

    dp from Kansas on 11/13/2014

    2005 Honda Odyssey
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice unit for the price. Needed something to replace the factory stereo in my wife's van and this was a good, cost effective option. No problems with the install and all features are easy to use. The ability to connect and/or charge an iPhone is a nice extra feature for the price.




    Gabriel from La Vega, DR on 11/13/2014

    2002 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Awesome item at low price



    Sony DXS-A40UI

    Steve from Ohio on 11/11/2014

    1994 Dodge Dakota
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I received the system very fast and the install kit. Every thing went together great and fit was great. All and all very pleased !

    Pros: Easy to use and sounds good even with factory speakers !

    Cons: None so far !

    Great little tuner

    Anonymous from Brokenarrow Ok on 11/10/2014

    1993 Ford F Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Works great pulls in stations from long ways out. Good buy for cost.

    Pros: Big Bang little $

    Cons: None

    Sony DSX-A40UI

    koswald from Riverview Fl on 11/7/2014

    2006 Nissan Maxima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Its a great product and works sufficiently and sounds great.



    good for the price. i enjoy it.

    Juan M. from San Juan, PR on 10/3/2014

    1998 Mitsubishi Montero
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good for the money. Nice for my old brand like new mitsubishi montero 1998

    Pros: Look modern style radio. Fit perfect on my car.

    Cons: Load of song from a jump drive to search is not helpful.

    Sony DSX-A40UI

    Wally from Kennewick, wa on 10/2/2014

    1987 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Has great AM/FM reception.



    Good features

    Justin from Westminster, MD on 8/25/2014

    1998 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice unit for the money.



    Love this Sony

    TREX from OKC OK on 8/23/2014

    1999 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I wanted an inexpensive unit for a daily driver. This one was perfect for my needs. It installed easily and the connector kit fit great. Took a while to connect all the wires but when that was done I was about done.

    Pros: Looks great works great sounds great. Easy to install. Remote works well. Love the usb and aux hookups right on the front under the door. It reminds you to remove the face when engine is shut off by beeping 3 times. This can be turned off, but I like the reminder.

    Cons: Don't have any yet.

    Sony DSX-A40UI

    Anonymous from Tucson, AZ on 8/21/2014

    1997 Nissan Pathfinder
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Sounds great, the display isn't very intuitive though. Works great with iPhone.



    Sony DSX-A40UI

    tony from Warm Springs, OR on 8/19/2014

    2000 GMC Sierra 2500/3500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Put in a 844 front end loader lots of dusts. Very nice perfect fit .very happy .



    The basics 101

    M.Bales from Charleston, SC on 8/15/2014

    2013 Ford Taurus
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    What I expected for the price. That said, it's a nice sounding basic functioning media player. Does just what I need it to, Sends my music to an amp! It doesn't read my Samsung Note lll, little disappointed in that only. USB storage, no problem.

    Pros: Simple functions & install. Not paying for a bunch of bells and whistles.

    Cons: Want read my phone

    Reliable Sony Performance

    gregd from Fredericksburg, VA on 8/14/2014

    2003 Jeep Liberty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I took the gamble that I would not need a CD player. It is an outdated tech and costs too much these days to make mp3 cds. In fact, I am quite pleased not having a cd player. I have a 32 gb usb stick that I use with this unit and it could not be easier to transition away from fumbling with cds. I reviewed a LOT of different units before selecting this one. The off brand stuff had flashier screens, but poor reviews on quality. The more expensive units did not appeal to me as I have sunk entirely too much money into repairing my Jeep to afford a more elaborate radio. The price on this unit is quite good considering it still packs a solid amplifier, delivering plenty of power to my speakers. The quality of the converters is excellent, revealing detail in my mp3's that other sources I own fail to deliver. It has a basic 3 band equalizer, which is good enough to tweak the sound to an appealing degree. The built in eq presets are not bad either. Installing it was easy enough. Had to remove the sleeve and black plastic frame for the Jeep Liberty kit. But it looks good, and is only slightly inset from an otherwise flush position with the install kit. The buttons are of a high quality, giving a good click when pressed. The solid nature of the materials used is typical for sony products, even their cheaper units like this one. Nice clear screen, reasonable expansion options.

    Pros: Compact Solid state - no moving parts Removable faceplate is compact, about 3/4 the width of the unit - easier to pocket. Clear buttons with logical functions. Easy to program presets, set clock, and search folders on USB drive. Very good quality amplifier and D/A converters. Much better than a stock radio. Radio reception is pretty good also. Display is bright and clear, and can be dimmed if too bright for driving - I find it fine at the default setting. Powerful amp drives speakers well

    Cons: Only one aux output. You can add an amp and sub, but only one. No CD player might be a problem for people that don't convert their CD's to mp3 or own an USB stick to store them on. But that is the point of this unit - it is cheaper to manufacture because it lacks moving parts. And Sony did not skimp on the quality just because it lacks a CD player. The screen has only a single line of text. As such, you have to toggle between showing the clock, track name, album name, etc. But this is easy to

    Sony DSX-A40UI

    PePe from San Diego, California on 8/13/2014

    1986 Porsche 911
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    INstalled the Sony on a vintage 1986 Porsche Carrera. Faceplate resembles correct era. FM pulls station from Los Angeles like if stations where in San Diego. USB and Smart Phone compatibility is a plus.

    Pros: Price, Quality, Remote control

    Cons: none that i can think of.

    Bought for son

    pipes from Jamestown ny on 8/5/2014

    2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought this stereo for my son's car, he loves it and it looks like it is a stock stereo.

    Pros: Easy to install and looks great.


    As Usual...Sony Delivered

    DoCro2.0 from Caliornia on 8/2/2014

    2011 Honda Element LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This unit installed so easy into my 2011 Honda Element it was not even funny. Crutchfield provided the wiring harness and instructions. I soldered all connections and used heat shrink over the connections. I did not need to use the provided install kit or the provided antenna connector. After soldering, everything just fit together and within minutes I was listening to my iPod. Basic unit but great for hoping in the car, plugging in your iPod and off you go. Good enough control over EQ, either preset or make your own curves. Radio reception was stellar, I was really surprised because the OEM radio got almost nothing parked in my driveway and the Sony was picking up stations from far away nice and clear. No CD player but that is what I wanted and it puts out 17 Watts RMS X 4, more than enough power for the average listener. That is more power than you think. Overall a very good unit for the price and while not mind blowing in looks or performance it WORKS!

    Pros: Easy install. Easy to operate. Charges iPod while on the go. Good sound and excellent radio reception.

    Cons: None

    Should've been my first choice

    Anonymous from Brownsburg, Indiana on 7/23/2014

    1992 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I purchased a different deck first. Giant piece of junk! I should've gone through Crutchfield like everyone suggested. The Sony is easy to use, sounds great, and was a snap to install.

    Pros: Easy install Great sound Removable face

    Cons: No dimmer

    Great Product

    Mudito from Miami,Fl on 7/22/2014

    2002 Honda Civic LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    awesome radio and easy to connect



    Sounds great

    JL from GA on 7/9/2014

    1996 Nissan Sentra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Sounds great, my 19 year old son thought it was awesome.



    Sony DSX-A40UI

    Anonymous from so cal. on 7/5/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    it works great on my 2012 dyna



    Sony DSX-A40UI

    Joe Y from Doylestown Pa. on 6/27/2014

    1997 BMW Z3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent choice for my Z. Nice fit and looks great. Highly recommend .

    Pros: Great sound easy install

    Cons: None so far

    Great Stereo for the money

    MIKE E. from Lebanon,PA on 6/25/2014

    1999 Dodge Caravan
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I got this radio in two days after ordering. I received all the necessary accessories to be conected to my minivan right away. I tried my galaxy phone to see how it works and did pretty good. Than I plug in my iphone and works very well for both apple and android. I recommended this radio.



    Sony Dsx-A40UI

    Anonymous from Oxnard, Ca on 6/11/2014

    1970 Volkswagen BUS
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It is a really good piece of equipment for the price. I would highly recommend It to anyone that is looking for a good sounding "Radio."

    Pros: Pretty much everything.

    Cons: No sub out, you can't change the color. But hey for the price you can't complain.

    Sony DSX-A40UI

    DJS from Lake Odessa, MI on 6/9/2014

    2000 Pontiac Grand Prix
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I rarely use a cd anymore and with the limited depth of the original factory space, this player fit right in.



    great sound

    mike g from clearwater,fl on 6/6/2014

    2008 Hyundai Sonata
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great sound for a small price, very easy to install, lots of sound options. I was looking for a stereo that I could plug a thumb drive into or use my phone both work great with this model.

    Pros: price, sound

    Cons: n/a

    Like what it does

    dmac from LB,MS on 6/3/2014

    2009 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I wanted one without the CD player because I don't play CDs anymore. It does play all of my digital media well. I think it could've been built better though. The face feels/looks cheap. It's flimsy when you press certain buttons.

    Pros: Works well and does what it's supposed to do.

    Cons: Looks/feels cheaply made.

    Great mech-less media unit.

    Brown Ave Guy from Amesbury, MA on 5/20/2014

    1999 Subaru Impreza L
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this unit to replace a tired and worn out factory deck. My reason for picking a unit with no CD player was I found myself using only my I-pod in my car and it is I-pod compatible. It had all of the features that I wanted and it a simple plug and play type of unit. Hook up and install was very easy and install instructions are clear. I am not a fan of set EQ levels so I do not use them. I do use the loudness feature and it works well without being boomy. My only real complaint is that the part of the user manual regarding I-pod could be more clear. It does not give good instruction on how to scan and play songs. Power is good and would make the best match with high efficiency speakers above 91 or 92. AM reception is excellent and I have no issues listening to NYC channels. FM is excellent as well and there are plenty of presets for both AM and FM.

    Pros: Excellent performance at a great price. Easy hook up, Great reception on both bands. Good build quality. Easy install. Plenty of EQ choices. Low key look is not flashy and will not attract theft.

    Cons: User manual in regards to I-Pod.

    Budget car stereo

    WLovejoy from Birmingham, AL on 5/19/2014

    1996 Nissan Pathfinder
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    For the price this a good car stereo. It's not the best one ever but you can't beat it if your on a budget.

    Pros: Cheap, easy to install, decent quality

    Cons: The feeling of the front panel is "cheap" plastic

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    BillK from Grand Haven, MI on 5/13/2014

    1998 BMW 323I
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Product installed easily and works great.

    Pros: Easy installation in my BMW, sounds very good with the premium speakers and amp.

    Cons: None - so far so good.

    Sony again

    Swazzie from Rapid city, mi. on 5/13/2014

    1999 GMC Suburban
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Another brilliant Sony product with familiar attributes only found in the engineering prowess of a sony stereo. Clean sound and a precision built product. The design , of course, goes without saying. A remarkable entry level digital media head with an equally remarkable price point. Well worth a look !

    Pros: Digital savvy for the Nubian.

    Cons: For the Sony experienced, a little more was expected.

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    Sal from Lindenhurst NY on 5/5/2014

    1995 Buick Park Avenue
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Only thing I would change is to stop the "streaming" on the unit telling me all of the features of it. Would just like to see the clock only. Otherwise, this unit does the job in a very big way :)

    Pros: Ease of installation and use

    Cons: None at all

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    Don from Owenton,ky on 5/4/2014

    2004 Isuzu Ascender
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Like the way it works



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    Scott from Whiteford Maryland on 4/20/2014

    2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great radio for a great price. Works perfect with my iphone 5.




    RetiredTech from Western PA on 4/20/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy to install and great sound at a reasonable (actually quite low) price. I would definitely recommend this radio.

    Pros: It is easy to use.

    Cons: Small buttons with small text. A little hard to see in low light but not a big problem.

    Goodbye CD's!

    J. Smith from Durham, NC on 4/13/2014

    2003 Mercury Mountaineer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was originally just looking to add an auxiliary input to my factory system so I could play music from my smartphone through the car's speakers. After researching I determined it would be easier to just replace the factory radio with this one. Could not have made a better decision. Auxiliary input AND USB input makes this receiver way more than what I was expecting. Loaded up an 8gb USB with music and haven't looked back. Great sound and really strong reception on the radio, pulling in stations my factory receiver could not. Very pleased with my purchase.

    Pros: Ease of installation (thanks to Crutchfield of course) and quality at a reasonable price


    Johns Radio

    JKS from Yuma, AZ on 4/12/2014

    2005 Hyundai Tucson
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I really like the radio and features, working out really well. The only problem I am having is the AM reception

    Pros: Sleek design and works great

    Cons: The AM reception is very bad. The FM is great, the MP3 is great but AM is really bad

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    Bo$$ from Mesa,az on 3/30/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great stereo easy to use

    Pros: Aux/USB easy to install gets very loud with new speakers I put in up to 50

    Cons: None

    "SPOT ON"

    Cashjr from Los Angeles, CA on 3/8/2014

    2004 Pontiac Grand Am
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    much more than I expected

    Pros: This unit is very compact, light weight...I will never use CD's again...this unit will fit into any vehicle's dash...very loud, does not require an amp but has the input jacks if needed...the Crutchfield instructions and equipment which shipped with the unit were "spot on"...I am glad I took this rout and did it myself which saved me hundreds of dollars.

    Cons: none

    Media player

    Honda Driver from Oklahoma City, OK on 3/3/2014

    2000 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    this is a great product for the price. sounds great, works great with all media & its easy to install.

    Pros: price


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    Anonymous from ohio on 3/3/2014

    1999 Dodge Intrepid
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I always buy Sony because I like the small display and easy to use but this I just got I really don't like it because of the big letters display' so I put it in my wife car

    Pros: should have a choice between a big display or a small display

    Cons: no full reading of flashdrive and display could be better like before

    Rob from Diamondhead, MS on 2/23/2014

    2002 Saturn L200
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great receiver for the money. Easy to install. Pulls in distant radio stations that the stock unit couldn't.

    Pros: Price, USB, sound quality. Great little receiver.

    Cons: Controls took a little bit to figure out but wasn't bad.

    Great product!

    Nate from Valley center, Ca on 2/21/2014

    1982 BMW 733I
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Truly outstanding product for the price. I started out just looking around, and I just couldn't pass it up. Crutchfield has a great website. It was easy to find. I'll definitely be back for more!

    Pros: Amazing website Great gear Great return policy Ships fast



    Kod from Wellington co on 2/13/2014

    2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good just no CD player but that's obvious

    Pros: Price quality

    Cons: None

    The Future

    USCGELECTROTECH from Houston on 1/30/2014

    1990 Ford Bronco
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have this unit in my 1990 Bronco powering two Clarion 6.5 2-ways and two 6x9 3-ways. the RCA's are hooked to a Sound Ordnance M-1500 powering a Kicker CVR-12 DVC wired in 2 ohm. the system sounds great and the DSX-A40UI is a huge part of that. You cant beat the price and the ease of use is great. Plus it comes with a remote. I loaded a 16 gig USB drive and have never looked back. Set it on shuffle and forget about it. I don't have to have CD after CD rattling around or falling out of my visor holder. This is how everything should be in the future.

    Pros: Very small but powerful unit. Came with remote.

    Cons: None so far

    Great little receiver

    RandyC from Cleveland, OH on 1/26/2014

    1998 Nissan 200SX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great little receiver that does all of the basics well. The only feature that it doesn't have (that I kind of wish it did) is a radio "scan" function... It has "seek" but not a "scan".

    Pros: Performs well, easy to install and easy controls. Just works...

    Cons: No scan function.

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    RidgewoodNJ from Ridgewood, NJ on 1/25/2014

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    Easy to install, sounds great. The Crutchfield support team gave me the support I needed to install it in a 26 year old car in which the original radio was removed along with the wire harness



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    Dave B. from Central Indiana on 1/18/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice sound. Like the USB and 1/8 jack options. The remote is kinda cool.



    Nice Reciver

    MICHIGAN14 from Eaton, IN on 1/16/2014

    2001 Harley Davidson Road Glide
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It works good in my Electra Glide...



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    Paul C from Coarsegold, CA on 1/9/2014

    1995 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    the right unit for the car fit right in




    Curt from Redondo beach, ca on 1/7/2014

    2001 Ford F-350
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very easy installation. Sounds and looks great.

    Pros: East installation

    Cons: Needs better fm reception

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    Frank from Augusta, KS on 1/6/2014

    2005 Chevrolet Cavalier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product, great features for a great price!

    Pros: Easy to use Great sound Awesome Crutchfield service!


    Good Product

    DMorrow from Atlanta, GA on 1/3/2014

    2003 Nissan Sentra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The radio is easy and simple to use. I have used it for over a month without any issues.

    Pros: Small footprint allows you to easily tuck the wires in behind it.

    Cons: Pushing the large button should turn the radio on and off instead of the smaller button in the upper left.

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    Pete from Freeport, NY on 1/1/2014

    2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very good, overall the look, sound and the price. Very impressed with the instructions and how easy it was ti install.

    Pros: The way it reads my songs from my I-pod, easy to use


    Nice for the money

    Tom from Southaven, MS on 12/31/2013

    2001 Dodge Dakota
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice for the money, but it doesn't play cds

    Pros: Price, ease of installation, did myself in about 3 hrs. Put in 2001 Dodge Dakota

    Cons: Doesn't play cds

    Nice head unit, good price

    Anonymous from Wisconsin Rapids, WI on 12/25/2013

    1993 GMC Sierra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Takes a little bit to learn how to navigate, but it's much better then factory!



    Great unit

    Brian from Attica, NY on 12/13/2013

    2002 Ford Focus
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great little unit for the price. Easy install in my 02 Ford Focus. Has great sound with my stock speaker due to the EQ options. Loads of output power.

    Pros: Great sound

    Cons: The only this i dont like is the digital read out. The issue is that you have to manually scroll through Track/Album/Artist, instead of it reading it all at once like my Clarion CZ202


    GEORGIE from FAJARDO PUERTO RICO on 12/12/2013

    1997 Ford Ranger
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    Hands-on research

    Features and Specs

    AUX Input Front
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Front
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible No
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen
    Nano 7/6/5/4/3/2/1
    Touch 5/4/3/2/1
    iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS/3G/2G
    CEA-2006 Compliant Yes
    RMS Power Output 18 watts
    Peak Output 55 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 2-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen No
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Display Color White/Black
    Key Button Color Red
    EQ Bands 3
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    FM Sensitivity 8 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes

    Product Research

    USB/iPod/Aux Integration
    AM/FM Tuner
    Audio Section
    Display Features
    Remote Control

    USB/iPod/Aux Integration

    Front-Panel USB Port: The Sony DSX-A40UI digital media receiver's front-panel USB (type-A)port can be used for plugging in a USB Mass Storage Class (MSC) device; such as select Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), portable digital audio players, or USB thumbdrives. The head unit can play music files stored on the USB device in MP3 or WMA formats (up to 320 kbps). The head unit can recognize up to 128 music folders and 512 music files per folder on a single USB Mass Storage Device. The DSX-A40UI offers the following USB search, playback, display, and charging functions.

    • Search Modes:
      • Quick-BrowZer: allows you to search for a track on a connected USB device easily by category (Genre, Artist, Album, or Playlist)
      • Jump Mode: gets you closer to the song you want by allowing you to fast forward through a music category in 10% increments
    • Playback Modes:
      • Repeat: repeat a single track or repeat an entire album
      • Random: shuffle all tracks or a specific album
    • Display Information:
      • Numeric Text: track number and elapsed playing time
      • Alphanumeric Text: song title, artist name, and album label
    • Charging: USB devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the digital media receiver's USB port (1A) and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.
    Note: Not compatible with newer Android smartphones and tablets which have an operating system of Honeycomb or newer. Not compatible with USB hubs.

    USB 1-Wire iPod/iPhone Control: The DSX-A40UI's front-panel USB port allows you to connect your iPod/iPhone via the iPod dock or Lightning connector-to-USB cable that comes with your iPod or iPhone (not included with the head unit). This USB 1-Wire for iPod/iPhone connection lets you directly connect, charge, & control select iPod/iPhones via the USB jack on the front of the unit, as well as view metadata like song title & artist name on the front display.

    • Bypass iPod DAC: The USB connection allows your iPod/iPhone's stored music to be loaded instantly to the head unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 1-bit D/A converter (bypassing iPod/iPhone DAC), allowing for a Signal-to-Noise ratio up to 120dB.
    • Music Navigation: You can choose to control the iPod/iPhone from the head unit or from your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen. The Quick-BrowZer feature allows you to browse your iPod/iPhone's music library by Artist, Album, Song, Genre, Playlist, or Podcast from the head unit. The unit also offers Repeat (Track/Album) & Shuffle (Album) playback modes for iPod/iPhone.
    • Information Display: The head unit will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information; including Track #, Elapsed playing time, Song title, Artist name, and Album label.
    • Charging: While connected and the ignition switch is set to ACC or ON, the head unit's USB (1A) connection will power and charge your iPod/iPhone. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then this unit will not recognize it.

    Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Sony DSX-A40UI is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 11/25/2013):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod Artist/Song Text Track Info
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    4 7.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 7.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    5 7.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    5C 7.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    5S 7.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    4th 6.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    5th 7.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N Y Y Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y Y