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

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

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
    Expandability:
    • 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:

    Why replace your factory radio?

    Two good reasons - sound quality and cool features. A new car stereo offers power that's superior to most factory radios, along with more sophisticated tone controls. And most car stereos offer built-in or optional features that add safety and fun to life in your car, including inputs for your iPod or MP3 player, Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free cell phone calls, satellite radio or HD Radio reception, and connections for building an audio system in your car.

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    What's in the box?

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    • 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

    Features and Specs

    General
    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
    Expandability
    AUX Input Front
    Audio/video Input
    USB Input Front
    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
    Mini ---
    iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS/3G/2G
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 8 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes

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

    USB/iPod/Aux Integration

    Front-Panel USB Port (Android Compliant): 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, and display 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
    Note: 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.

    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 Y Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    7th 1.02PC Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    video 5th 1.3 Y N Y N Y Y Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y N
    2 7.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y N
    3 7.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y N
    4 7.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y N
    mini 7.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    Air 7.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y N
    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    Front-Panel Aux 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. 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.

    AM/FM Tuner

    Digital Clarity Tuner: The Sony DSX-A40UI is equipped with a Digital Clarity Tuner for clear AM/FM stereo sound with digital processing technology.  The Digital Clarity Tuner delivers industry leading signal to noise ratios, lower interference, better multipath rejection and better stereo separation

    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 each in band (FM 1-3, AM 1-2).

    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 DSX-A40UI 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.

    Audio Section

    Dynamic Reality Amp: The redesigned, internal Dynamic Reality Amp circuitry boasts 47% lower internal resistance compared to conventional receivers, delivering 55 watts x 4 channel (peak power) to your interior speakers. This allows you to crank up the volume while maintaining low distortion, low noise levels and smooth frequency response. Your music isn't just louder, its clearer too. The power output specs for the DSX-A40UI are as follows:

    • Continuous Power Output: 17 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Peak Power Output: 55 watts x 4-channels (208 total watts)
    Note: The power specifications for the Sony DSX-A40UI are compliant with the CEA-2006 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.

    EQ3 Stage 2: The Sony DSX-A40UI 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.  The Off mode provides a flat response. The Custom mode allows you to manually adjust the Low (60 Hz), Mid (1 kHz), & High (10 kHz) frequencies from +/-10dB.

    Loudness: This features reinforces bass & treble for clear sound at low volume levels.

    2V/2Ch Preamp Output: The Sony DSX-A40UI is equipped with a 2-volt preamp output for connecting an external amplifier. The preamp output is full-range and will fade with the rear speaker channels (it is not switchable).

    Beep Tone: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.

    Display Features

    Detachable Face w/ Caution Alarm: The DSX-A40UI features a detachable face for theft prevention. No face case is included with this unit. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can be purchased for this unit. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face non-detachable, if desired. 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.

    Single-Line LCD w/ Auto Scroll: The easy-to-read single line LCD shows source information, clock, station ID, and track data when playing back digital files from your external USB devices.  The Auto Scroll feature allows long displayed items to scroll automatically across the display when the track is changed on a USB device.

    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.

    Dimmer: The DSX-A40UI feature a dimmer mode to dim the brightness of the display. You can choose from either Dimmer On or Dimmer Off.

    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.

    Remote Control

    Wireless Remote Control: The head unit comes supplied with an IR wireless remote control (RM-X211) for easy operation. The included wireless remote allows you to control the basic functions 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 an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately). Please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.

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    Sony DSX-A40UI

    Written By Romar G, Florida on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

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    Nice and aesy to use ..Nice Sound

    So simple and works/looks great

    Written By Allie, North Carolina on Tuesday, March 24, 2015

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    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

    Written By Christopher, Chicago, il on Monday, March 23, 2015

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    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

    Written By Devin, Michigan on Monday, March 16, 2015

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    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

    Written By TerryinFL, Central Florida on Thursday, February 26, 2015

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    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

    Written By Cory, California on Sunday, February 15, 2015

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    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

    Written By federico f., Puerto Rico on Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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    easy to install

    Great receiver for the price

    Written By Dale, Sardinia Ohio on Sunday, January 18, 2015

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    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

    Written By bulowski, United States on Tuesday, January 06, 2015

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    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

    Written By jajajo40, United States on Friday, January 02, 2015

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

    great product

    Written By Mike S, Washington on Thursday, January 01, 2015

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    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!

    Written By Justin A., Sanger, TX on Friday, December 26, 2014

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    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".

    Sony

    Written By Dana, United States on Sunday, December 14, 2014

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    Great radio!

    Pros: Easy to install! Awesome radio!!

    Cons: nothing

    Excellent Digital Media Player

    Written By avellone5, Utica, NY on Saturday, December 13, 2014

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    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.

    Awesome!!

    Written By Anonymous, Miami , FL on Sunday, December 07, 2014

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    Great product!

    Great sound

    Written By Jim T, Dubuque, Ia on Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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    This is a great sounding receiver for the price

    Son loved it!

    Written By Anonymous, Largo, FL on Thursday, November 20, 2014

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

    Nice Unit

    Written By dp, Kansas on Thursday, November 13, 2014

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    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.

    Great!!

    Written By Gabriel, La Vega, DR on Thursday, November 13, 2014

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    Awesome item at low price

    Sony DXS-A40UI

    Written By Steve, Ohio on Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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    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

    Written By Anonymous, Brokenarrow Ok on Monday, November 10, 2014

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

    Pros: Big Bang little $

    Cons: None

    Sony DSX-A40UI

    Written By koswald, Riverview Fl on Friday, November 07, 2014

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    Its a great product and works sufficiently and sounds great.

    good for the price. i enjoy it.

    Written By Juan M., San Juan, PR on Friday, October 03, 2014

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    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

    Written By Wally, Kennewick, wa on Thursday, October 02, 2014

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    Has great AM/FM reception.

    Good features

    Written By Justin, Westminster, MD on Monday, August 25, 2014

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    Nice unit for the money.

    Love this Sony

    Written By TREX, OKC OK on Saturday, August 23, 2014

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    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.

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    Written By Anonymous, Tucson, AZ on Thursday, August 21, 2014

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

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    Written By tony, Warm Springs, OR on Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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

    The basics 101

    Written By M.Bales, Charleston, SC on Friday, August 15, 2014

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    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

    Written By gregd, Fredericksburg, VA on Thursday, August 14, 2014

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    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

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    Written By PePe, San Diego, California on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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    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

    Written By pipes, Jamestown ny on Tuesday, August 05, 2014

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    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

    Written By DoCro2.0, Caliornia on Saturday, August 02, 2014

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    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

    Written By Anonymous, Brownsburg, Indiana on Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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    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

    Written By Mudito, Miami,Fl on Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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    awesome radio and easy to connect

    Sounds great

    Written By JL, GA on Wednesday, July 09, 2014

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

    Sony DSX-A40UI

    Written By Anonymous, so cal. on Saturday, July 05, 2014

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