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Our take on the Sony DSX-A40UI

by Jon Paulette

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.

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.

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:
     

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

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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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    5 out of 5

    Goodbye CD's!

    Written By J. Smith, Durham, NC on Sunday, April 13, 2014
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    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
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    5 out of 5

    Johns Radio

    Written By JKS, Yuma, AZ on Saturday, April 12, 2014
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    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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    5 out of 5

    Sony DSX-A40UI

    Written By Bo$$, Mesa,az on Sunday, March 30, 2014
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    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
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    5 out of 5

    "SPOT ON"

    Written By Cashjr, Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, March 08, 2014
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    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
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    4 out of 5

    Media player

    Written By Honda Driver, Oklahoma City, OK on Monday, March 03, 2014
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    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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    3 out of 5

    Sony DSX-A40UI

    Written By Anonymous, ohio on Monday, March 03, 2014
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    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
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    5 out of 5

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    Written By Rob, Diamondhead, MS on Sunday, February 23, 2014
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    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.
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    5 out of 5

    Great product!

    Written By Nate, Valley center, Ca on Friday, February 21, 2014
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    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
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    5 out of 5

    Sony

    Written By Kod, Wellington co on Thursday, February 13, 2014
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    Good just no CD player but that's obvious
    Pros:
    Price quality
    Cons:
    None
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    5 out of 5

    The Future

    Written By USCGELECTROTECH, Houston on Thursday, January 30, 2014
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    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
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    5 out of 5

    Great little receiver

    Written By RandyC, Cleveland, OH on Sunday, January 26, 2014
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    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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    5 out of 5

    Sony DSX-A40UI

    Written By RidgewoodNJ, Ridgewood, NJ on Saturday, January 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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    5 out of 5

    sony dsx-a40ui

    Written By Dave B., Central Indiana on Saturday, January 18, 2014
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    Nice sound. Like the USB and 1/8 jack options. The remote is kinda cool.
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    4 out of 5

    Nice Reciver

    Written By MICHIGAN14, Eaton, IN on Thursday, January 16, 2014
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    It works good in my Electra Glide...
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    4 out of 5

    Sony DSX-A40UI

    Written By Paul C, Coarsegold, CA on Thursday, January 09, 2014
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    the right unit for the car fit right in
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    4 out of 5

    Perfect

    Written By Curt, Redondo beach, ca on Tuesday, January 07, 2014
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    Very easy installation. Sounds and looks great.
    Pros:
    East installation
    Cons:
    Needs better fm reception
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Sony DSX-A40UI

    Written By Frank, Augusta, KS on Monday, January 06, 2014
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    Great product, great features for a great price!
    Pros:
    Easy to use Great sound Awesome Crutchfield service!
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    4 out of 5

    Good Product

    Written By DMorrow, Atlanta, GA on Friday, January 03, 2014
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    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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    5 out of 5

    sony dsx

    Written By Pete, Freeport, NY on Wednesday, January 01, 2014
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    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
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    4 out of 5

    Nice for the money

    Written By Tom, Southaven, MS on Tuesday, December 31, 2013
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    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
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    5 out of 5

    Nice head unit, good price

    Written By Anonymous, Wisconsin Rapids, WI on Wednesday, December 25, 2013
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    Takes a little bit to learn how to navigate, but it's much better then factory!
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    4 out of 5

    Great unit

    Written By Brian, Attica, NY on Friday, December 13, 2013
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    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
    2 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    SONY NICE RADIO

    Written By GEORGIE, FAJARDO PUERTO RICO on Thursday, December 12, 2013
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    NICE RADIO AND SOUND GOOD
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    3 questions already asked

    We have an after market Sony in the car now, will this unit be able to use the harness that was installed for the old Sony that is in there now. It looks like it is a plug in.. looks simple but wondering if they are compatable? [ effie  Mar 10, 2014 ]
    1 answer
    • For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy Staff  Mar 10, 2014 ]
    Does this radio play AAC files (made in Itunes) from USB stick (I want to use USB stick, not an ipod)? I am confused about this, since on some sites it mentions AAC files, but on the Sony site it only says MP3 and WMA files. Would be very grateful for an answer because I'd rather know beforehand than have to install it first to find out.... [ ETonnard  Feb 15, 2014 ]
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    • Have to try it I don't know [ SALVADOR   Feb 16, 2014 ]
    • I'm sorry, I simply don't know. I don't use any apple products precisely because of compatibility problems. All of my rips are mp3 or flax. [ SANTIAGO   Feb 16, 2014 ]
    • I'm sorry, I simply don't know. I don't use any apple products precisely because of compatibility problems. All of my rips are mp3 or flax. [ SANTIAGO   Feb 16, 2014 ]
    • I have not attempted to try AAC files via USB drive. I could give it a try in a couple of days. It's in my son's car and he is out of town at the moment. Let me know if you want me to give it a shot! [ FRANK   Feb 16, 2014 ]
    • To be honset I am not sure..I bought this as a christmas gift for someone else...I do know that they play music all the time with usb and I have seen them download straight from youtube with real player conversion..hope this helps..sorry I could not be more helpful...Raymond Clifford [ RAYMOND C   Feb 16, 2014 ]
    My question relates to the scrolling information, either when playing an ipod through the USB or from the radio information when playing FM, I find it highly annoying when a radio scrolls the information and does not stop, while listening in either mode can you turn this off? Can you simply have the radio station with no song scrolling information? Also can you simply have the time(clock) on when listening to an Ipod through the USB? Thanks. [ J  Jan 10, 2014 ]
    2 answers
    • We returned this model; wanted something with a CD player as well. Hate that I can not help ya. [ Rebecca   Jan 12, 2014 ]
    • Yes there is a menu if you hold down the big button to turn scrolling off. You can have the clock on while listening by pressing the Display button till it is displayed. [ ANDREW   Jan 10, 2014 ]

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