This digital media receiver will not play CDs. If you want to play CDs in your vehicle, we offer a wide selection of CD receivers.

Here's a new twist on using your iPod® in the car. Sony's DSX-S100 digital media receiver features a special internal Tune Tray compartment that holds your iPod or Sony Walkman MP3 player. Fold down the face, plug your player into the Tune Tray via the USB connection, and then close it up inside the receiver — safely out of sight, but fully operational from the receiver's controls.

Find your songs fast
A neat trick like a hideaway iPod compartment isn't much use if the controls aren't up to speed. No worries here — this Sony includes a set of powerful search controls, so finding your favorite music files is a snap. You can search through hundreds of tracks quickly and easily with Quick-BrowZer™, or use Zappin™ to listen to short clips from your music while searching.

Powerful audio performance
The DSX-S100 boasts some serious sonic tools. A premium 24-bit digital-to-analog converter brings out the best in your music, and the built-in amplifier offers impressive muscle. The EQ3 Stage 2 3-band parametric EQ lets you target the precise high, midrange, and low frequencies you want to adjust, while the Dynamic Soundstage Organizer feature "raises" the soundstage so your music sounds more immediate and lively. Digital Music Plus Advanced enhancer technology improves detail and high frequency sound reproduction from compressed audio.

Add on and enjoy
For more musical choices, you can add an optional HD Radio™ or satellite radio tuner to the DSX-S100. Ramp up the sound by connecting external amps to the two pairs of high-voltage preamp outputs.

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?
In most vehicles, you can use an adapter to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and the receiver, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. Check the "Accessories" tab for compatible adapters.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • digital media receiver (doesn't play CDs)
    • built-in amplifier (17 watts RMS CEA-2006/52 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays MP3, WMA, and AAC files
    • Tune Tray compartment holds your iPod or Sony Walkman MP3 player inside the receiver, safely out of sight
    • fold-down detachable face with fluorescent display
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • DSO feature raises the soundstage for improved stereo imaging
    • Digital Music Plus Advanced improves detail and high frequency sound from compressed audio.
    • 24-bit D/A converter
    • EQ3 Stage 2 (seven preset tone curves and a 3-band parametric equalizer)
    Expandability:
    • compatible with Sony satellite radio and HD Radio tuners
    • inputs: front-panel auxiliary input, internal USB input
    • outputs: 4-channel, 2-volt preamp outputs (front, rear/subwoofer)
    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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    Horrible

    Written By Ddubbrown, Port Neches, Texas on Sunday, September 01, 2013

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    After 3 years of relentless problems, the head unit finally failed on me. The buttons on the faceplate failed and finally the faceplate died. It was cool when it worked, most of the time it was more hassle than music.

    Pros: Flip tray was cool, until it got a grain of dust or sand in it, then it would just grind to a half and need pulled out.

    Cons: Uh, the relentless problems it gave me.

    Sony DSX-S100

    Written By Ten Mile, Tennessee on Sunday, September 30, 2012

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    Nice receiver, not sure what to do if I get a call on the iPhone when it's inside the unit.

    Pros: Being able to store iPhone in unit

    Cons: Not sure what to do if I get a call on the iPhone when it's inside the unit. I have a jeep and instruction did not tell wattage to use for sub woofer. Called tech support and they helped me out

    JUNK!

    Written By Tom, Atlanta, GA on Monday, September 17, 2012

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    Sony Car Audio Products are Garbage! This Company took my money for a Head Unit that did not last for 3 months! Now between sending it off and waiting to get it back I'm furious. This thing will be going in the garbage and I will NEVER recommend or purchase another SONY head unit for any car! Please consider ALPINE for your next purchase! Everything in my car is ALPINE or POLK AUDIO! I'll admit it, SONY got me this time! NEVER again!

    Also, Crutchfield sold me this head unit and after 3 months the face plate no longer recognized that it was connected to the unit. I can no longer change tracks, volume, AM/FM, AUX, USB NOTHING! They sent me to SONY and the real nightmare began! I am upset that Crutchfield did not help me more with this issue. Either way I will be purchasing my products locally from now on! I have a problem with it I am able to talk to the place that sold it to me in person! Too easy to brush people off over the phone or through chat.

    Thanks for nothing!

    Pros: Holds your iPod device or USB drive.

    Cons: Made by SONY! JUNK!

    Good stuff

    Written By Oroville ca, Nor cal on Thursday, September 06, 2012

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    Cheap and good.

    Pros: Sony equip is always good

    Cons: No Bluetooth or changing of color display

    OH YEAH! Sony DSX-S100 Rocks!

    Written By Glenn, Maywood, CA on Monday, August 27, 2012

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    OH YEAH! I finally have a real stereo in my car. Love it. It really makes a BIG difference from the factory radio that came with the car. Thank you Crutchfield. :)

    Pros: Sounds Great, Hidden tray for IPOD, Stereo Face can snap on & off. Came with a remote control so Anyone sitting in the back seat can work the radio. Love it. :)

    Cons: None

    Great for playing my IPod

    Written By TerryA, bradenton FL on Friday, August 24, 2012

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    This unit is exactly what I was looking for to play my Itunes on my IPod.

    Pros: Ease of installation and operation

    Cons: no CD player

    Sony DSX-S100

    Written By tommy b, dener, co on Wednesday, August 15, 2012

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    I really like the iPod tray and its function. So far so good.

    Pros: I like the volume control, and iPod option a lot.

    Cons: I wish it were easier to switch radio stations; maybe a return button?

    Great product from Sony

    Written By Anita, Cookeville TN on Wednesday, August 01, 2012

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    Bought this to replace factory radio in my 2005 Honda S2000. Fit right in there, no problem, radio cover closes just fine. No more toting CD's around for me! This unit has functions to tweek the bass just the way you like it and plenty of settings to get the sound just right. I don't really listen to radio much anymore...too many commercials. I love having my entire music library with me everywhere I go. I just leave my memory stick in the hide away tray, which is pretty cool. The built in EQ presets are great too if you are in a hurry. Unit came with a remote,but I don't need to use it due to having dashboard radio controls. I recommend Sony highly. Bought a different model for my other car and sold the car so I had to have another one! I replaced the factory speakers with a pair of Polks. Sounds 100% better with the top down and I didn't even need an amp. I highly recommend this product for the price and quality.

    Pros: Nice sounding bass and lots of options to make the sound quality the way you like it

    Cons: None that I have found so far

    Awesome sound quality

    Written By JTBryan, SLC on Friday, July 20, 2012

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    Installation was a breeze. I love the tray for my IPOD nano. The only draw back is I have not yet figured out how to get the iPod to play just certain artist or sound tracks. It is in a shuffle mode I think. I might get it figured yet. Just need to to read more about it. Other than that .....I love it. Thinking about getting another unit for my convertible MGB Roadster.

    Pros: The hidden tray for IPOD

    Cons: Control of IPOD

    Sony stereo

    Written By Anonymous, Coon rapids mn on Monday, July 02, 2012

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    Awesome

    Pros: Very helpful thanks

    Sweet features!

    Written By RBoyd, Spokane WA on Wednesday, June 27, 2012

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    I have this on a motorcycle and am very impressed! The Ipod feature is great! I use my Iphone and it even fits inside with the skin on my phone! Display is easy to read and functions are easy to learn. Can't miss for the price and get all the features it has! Nice unit and Sony Quality.

    Pros: Features and Ipod set up

    Cons: Takes a few minutes to grasp controls but easy enough once you figure them out

    Awesome!!!

    Written By YuanQ, Fort Worth, TX on Sunday, June 24, 2012

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    2012 Nissan Altima Coupe. Changed my factory receiver to this and the change in sound quality is tremendous(for the better of course) without changing out the speakers. (the speakers are still factory) The sound is richer, high notes were more clear. Really liked the tune tray. Looks very cool. However lost a bit of bass but the bass still suffice for the type of music I listen to and the stock receiver's base was just way too much too.

    Pros: Great improvement on sound, Tune Tray holds mp3 player very securely

    Cons: lost a bit of bass

    Sony DSX-S100

    Written By Anonymous, Huntington, CT on Sunday, June 03, 2012

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    Unbelievable for the price and easy to install. The hidden iPhone holder is GRRRRRRRRREAT!

    Sony DSX S100

    Written By Doug G., Rocky Point, NY on Wednesday, May 30, 2012

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    Just installed the Sony DSX S100 in an '05 Jeep Wrangler...what a difference! I was simply looking for an aux jack so I could listen to the iPod while driving, a feature that was not present with the stock Jeep stereo. Well, I got so much more than that. It really brought to life the after-market speakers that I had put in a few years ago (all Pioneers) and Sony's iPod controls allow you to keep your eyes on the road while finding that one jam you just gotta hear. Super-fast self-install with no issues at all. Crutchfield supplied all the goods to make it happen.

    Pros: - iPod playback and controls in your vehicle sans wires...awesome! - No more CD's all over your vehicle...sweet!

    Cons: None.

    Best mp3 car stereo!

    Written By keal, Hawaii on Monday, May 28, 2012

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    With an internal USB port and no moving parts, this player is everything a music fanatic could want. Load an SD or micro SD card with thousands of mp3 songs, plug it into a USB card reader, plug the reader into the stereo, and done! Once a week, take the card into the house, reload it with new songs, and it's all good! I have no need of radios, iPods, CD or DVD players... memory cards are the most ideal way to play with music, and this player does the job. Recommended!

    Pros: No moving parts. Internal USB port.

    Cons: You need to know how to transfer files to memory cards to appreciate this player. WIth basic file management skills on a computer, you will love the player, but if you struggle with things like this, you could have major headaches.

    Perfect

    Written By robj, AZ on Saturday, May 26, 2012

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    Just what I wanted no cd just ipod and sirius am and fm. Love the way the ipod is tucked away out of sight

    Awesome

    Written By Cindy B, Gloucester Point, VA on Sunday, May 20, 2012

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    What a great invention. The IPod tray holds the IPod securely and is out of sight. We are using it on a boat which makes it ideal since the IPod is safe from rough seas and weather. Great investment. Crutchfileld's price was $50 below Wal Mart for the identical item. Will deal with Crutchfiled again, great service.

    Pretty Sweet

    Written By Corey, Greensburg, PA on Wednesday, May 16, 2012

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    Its a great product for the price. I really loved how the Play implemented USB/mobile iOS products into it. Its pretty easy to use and I love it, but there are a few functionality features that could be fixed up or modified. Also, it boosted my sound output by at least 4x. Need to get new rear speaker because it blew them out. (Not necessarily a bad thing seeing as how I wanted now ones and they were 10 years old)

    Pros: *Complete iPod, iPhone, and USB control *Cool Zappin' feature *Looks awesome *No CD player so my girlfriend can't play Taylor Swift in my car anymore *Easy to navigate stuff on it without looking down at your phone and potentially causing a car crash

    Cons: *Takes forever to find the artist/song you want *Doesn't display the time in iPod mode without sacrificing music info *If you choose a song then choose repeat all or shuffle all, it restarts the playlist *Shuffle and repeat don't light up at the same time, so not sure if it shuts shuffle off or not. *Doesn't stop playing music after completing an album or anything. Just goes to the next artist or whatever. That's kind of annoying.

    Good overall experience

    Written By Gap, Austin on Monday, May 14, 2012

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    The iPod tray and the price make this unit standout. Loading the iPod inside is a very clever idea. With Siiri, Sony should devise future models to integrate with iPhone features.

    Pros: USB inside Removable face Great value for the price

    Cons: No iPhone integration

    PRETTY GOOD FOR THE MONEY

    Written By Tom T, Cedar Rapids, IA on Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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    I bought this as a replacement for my factory radio. I replaced all my speakers right before replacing the head unit. I immediately heard a huge difference in the sound quality and amount of bass with the internal amp. It was nice at first until I realized there was a mid bass tinny type noise that I would could not get rid of with the basic 3 band EQ. I thought it might be the Alpine speakers that I purchased, but installed the same speakers in my wife's car with a new JVC head unit and those sound normal. I tell myself that I only paid little for it and it is not worth the sending it back and the extra money to jump up to the next level for a better EQ. I would also say that the face is a real sun of a gun to get lined up and on everytime. I have to do it with two hands and it is not going to happen in the dark. The trim ring wont fit with my dash, so that may be most of my problem? I have to say I really like the storage tray as it conceals my I pod and the interface works well enough. I noticed that other media players did not have this storage tray. I bought the Square Trade extended warranty as the USB wire seems flimsy and may break from normal wear. I WOULD NOT HAVE PAID FULL PRICE FOR THIS ONE!

    Sony DSX-S100

    Written By b.Luna, West Chester, OH on Monday, April 23, 2012

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    Head Unit is Bad!!! Makes the speakers of my car sound better and louder. The buttons are easy to use and memorize.

    Pros: Plays ANY iPod, USB flash drives. Any other mp3

    Cons: Honestly I can't think of any cons. Maybe the device getting so heated while inside the unit. Other than that no

    Legit

    Written By Rookie, SLC on Thursday, April 19, 2012

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    I've never installed my own deck. After my stock deck went out, I thought this would be a good chance to get a new one that had some features I wanted. The install was really easy, deck, kit, antenna adapter, wire harness. After install, make sure you turn off the demo mode and set the deck to loud (in the settings) that will also turn off the random flashy stuff I saw another review mention. Over all I'm satisfied.

    Pros: Ipod hook up. Aux hook up so my phone doesn't have to be in the deck. Cool look. Nothing fancy, just classy and simple.

    Cons: none really. I listen to a few radio stations, mostly ipod, so this deck handles my needs.

    Sony DSX-S100

    Written By Anonymous, Wilmington DE on Monday, April 02, 2012

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    The product is great, the only problem I've had with it is that it hits my temperature controls when I open it to put in my ipod. Granted, I have a 2006 Mini Cooper S with the upgraded temp control system, so I think typically it would never happen. But so far so good! Great product!

    Sony DSX-S100

    Written By Anonymous, St. Louis on Monday, April 02, 2012

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    Great unit for under $100

    Sony DSX-S100

    Written By HRColey, Oxford, AL on Friday, March 30, 2012

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    Great sound, easy install, looks great. Love the interior tray that holds/hides my iPhone4.

    Pros: Conceals my iPhone, looks great.

    Cons: Complicated operation.

    Only got it because Pioneer left off an aux input

    Written By Dennis, Orange Park, Florida on Thursday, March 15, 2012

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    As usual, very easy to install, especially with the harness sent by Crutchfield. Sounds really good. I usually get Pioneer equipment when able but I wanted a media reciever and Pioneer's media reciever lacked an aux input for my XM radio. Hiding my Ipod is pretty cool even if the tray seems flimsy.

    Pros: easy install, easy to use, nice looking, sounds great even on factory speakers.

    Cons: ipod tray seems flimsey

    Sony DSX-S100

    Written By Anonymous, Anchorage Alaska on Thursday, February 09, 2012

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    Head uniy was shipped free and arrived the same week. Install was staright forward and clean. I put my I Pod in the tray and plugged it in and that is were it has been since. The hidden mp3 tray is convenient and cool. I would recomend this product. No CD player.....they were a pain anyway and I do not miss them a bit.

    Pros: Free shipping. Hidden mp3 tray. Easy to operate with remote, and clear display. Easy install.

    Cons: No cd player.....not sure that is a con. I do not miss the cd player.

    Sony DSX-X100

    Written By FrankP, Langhorne, PA on Monday, February 06, 2012

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    It's a great stereo for the price. Excellent sound quality. It takes a little getting used to as far as use. Very easy to install.

    Pros: Sound Quality, number of features

    Cons: Would have liked for the Walkman adapter to be included in the package since it is a Sony product.

    Sony DSX-S100

    Written By diego, maywood,ca on Thursday, February 02, 2012

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    bought the sony dsx-100 and i have had it for 1month. has been working excellent and im glad i bought this stereo and the tune tray is a plus!

    Pros: quality sound installation many features

    Cons: none

    Innovative, but just OK

    Written By Jeff, Santa Barbara, CA on Sunday, January 29, 2012

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    The Good: sound quality and installation support. The tune tray is very nice. The Bad: Tacky panel design, too flashy for me, and the blue/red panel light is way too bright. I think they need some better industrial designers. Hard for anyone who needs reading glasses to read the display panel and buttons while driving. I'll get used to it eventually, but the warning beeps that sound after the vehicle is turned off are driving me crazy, and there's no way to shut it off!

    Pros: Tune Tray, sound quality

    Cons: User interface, warning beeps

    Great sound for the price

    Written By RobotDude, Columbus, Ohio on Sunday, January 29, 2012

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    Sounds great even with factory speakers. Buttons not great for surfing while driving. Make sure you set your presets.

    Pros: Great sound good price.

    Cons: More features than necesary, can't leave usb device plugged in with power off because sometimes it locks up, resets okay but annoying anyway.

    sony dsx-100

    Written By sony review, waverly, ny on Wednesday, January 25, 2012

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    Although this product looks real kool in the car, to me the quality isn't good. I now have to by an antenna booster because I no longer get my favorite radio station...along with many other stations...which came in just fine with my "factory built" stereo. It was a christmas present for my daughter and she's pretty disapointed.

    Pros: looks nice

    Cons: antenna frequency is terrible.

    Very Cool

    Written By ag, Charleston, SC on Sunday, November 27, 2011

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    This is a very cool head unit. Love showing it off. The Ipod tray is very cool. Did I mention this thing is cool? Charges and plays Ipod. Control Ipod from the front of the radio or with the remote. Good Value.

    Pros: very cool, control ipod from the head unit

    Cons: doesn't play CDs (but who needs em anymore!)

    Great Stereo

    Written By Chris, Pollock, LA on Tuesday, November 01, 2011

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    Crutchfield had this product, the harness, the installation kit and guide with free shipping for the same price other retailers were offering at radio price. Great price, great product, great installation (under thirty minutes on a 2001 Chevy Tahoe. Thank you tech support for the quick help on getting the factory amp turned on.

    Pros: Listen to your digital media like your IPOD Nano or a data stick.

    Cons: I have not found anything wrong this product.

    Remember to tell your Wife..

    Written By Greg, Chicago on Thursday, October 13, 2011

    Remember to tell your wife to take the face-plate off if you are parking on the street.

    This is my second DSX-S100 and I will get a 3rd (and a new wife) if it's stolen again.

    Very good but some annoying "features"

    Written By Brianod, Ellington, Ct on Saturday, October 08, 2011

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    Very nice receiver for the price. I don't use an Ipod so I use flash drives. I put 500 songs on a 2 gig flash. Theoretically I could put 4000 songs on my 16 gig flash but that would be too many too wade through (and I don't have 4000 songs).

    Nice feature, the clock is automatically set by a sub-signal sent in some radio stations. The display (the blue lights) are way too bright at night. The text display is dim-able. Reads the usb stick very fast and switches songs quickly. You can turn off the commercial that runs in the display when the radio is off. It's called Demo Mode and should be turned off or it will drive you crazy.

    I do wish the receiver had physical buttons to change radio stations and a button to switch the clock on (important when heading to work).

    I think most of these problems could be fixed with a firmware upgrade. But still for the money and coolness of it all it is very good receiver and am glad I got it.

    Installed in 1998 Saturn SL2 with all Crutchfield install items supplied and fit well for a professional looking install. I did it in 1.5 hours. Recommended tools for this install is a socket set, wire stripper and a bag of small plastic wire nuts (instead of black electricians tape).

    I did not have to call Crutchfield for help on the install. The included install sheets were fine for my needs.

    Sony DSX-S100

    Written By jay, cinti on Saturday, September 17, 2011

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    great delivery, easy install on a 26 year old vehicle, works great and my son loves it.Everything couldn't have gone better.

    Sony DSX-S100

    Written By Tyler R, Temecula, CA on Friday, September 16, 2011

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    I bought this deck for my brother and he absoutely loves it! The interface is super easy, and how it holds the ipod is just great. A very easy install with all of the supplied information. The deck works flawlessly. A great product!

    The future

    Written By Brian, Seattle, WA on Monday, September 12, 2011

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    Good deck. Works best with an iPod, as the interface and searchability when using a USB thumb-drive leaves much to be desired. You can only search one folder deep.

    Sony DSX-S100

    Written By ShaneD, Brandon, MS on Wednesday, August 24, 2011

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    Love the design and button layout. Easy to use. Lots of user input adjustments

    Good Deal!

    Written By Droyster1, Memphis, TN on Saturday, August 06, 2011

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    I like it, its clean, no wires hanging or thumb drives sticking out. Just hours of my favorite music coming from inside the tune tray. Would recommend to anyone!

    Sony DSX-S100

    Written By juanita, U.S.Virgin Island on Wednesday, August 03, 2011

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    Great Stereo for my Mitsubishi Montero! Love the fact that no wires from the USB are visible!!

    Sweet

    Written By Hank, Jacksonville, FL on Monday, July 04, 2011

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    If you want to get rid of your cumbersome CD collection, then this is the receiver for you. The only thing that would make this receiver better is if it had GPS and DVD playing capabilities, but for its price it really is a bargain. I've had mine for about 3 months now and I love it. Installation was literally "plug and play" as I was replacing an older Sony unit, so the wiring was already in place. Having my entire music library readily available in my car without the extra wires is amazing and not having to burn mix CDs anymore is even better. I just create a playlist and I'm all set!

    Easy install, great service

    Written By TJ, Colo on Sunday, June 26, 2011

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    This system works great, love the media tray and intuitive interface to my iPod. Sounds good enough for a jeep, but I cant say if it would be good enough for an audiophile. Using the media tray and getting rid of wires and CDs was what sold me.

    There was one wire connection to make to get the factory sub to work. The mastersheet was vague about how to hook that up. I called customer support on a Sunday and in 5 minutes the tech had me on the right track. Great service.

    Great stereo

    Written By Chris, Las Vegas on Friday, June 24, 2011

    Great stereo so far sounds much better then the stock stereo in my 2000 Tahoe crutchfields instruction were simple to follow and they included everything I needed to install it myself had it done in just under an hour and I was a first time installer.

    Cool design, Great options

    Written By Jeffrey T, Mountian VIew, CA on Thursday, June 23, 2011

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    I like the blue lighting, the positioning of the buttons, the USB nook inside the receiver where I put my ipod, which allows for changing songs, shuffling, and it saves the position of a song when I exit my car and come back in, it just keeps playing the song where it left off. It also searches for radio stations by genre and has other cool options like that. Sound output seems great as well.

    Blue Light! aahhh

    Written By Jason, Tyrone, PA on Friday, June 17, 2011

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    Love the Receiver. East to use. Pretty easy to install. Crutchfield shipping was great. All Around awesome!... Except: the area around the left hand menu has no way of dimming and it is annoyingly bright blue. Others have commented this so I knew going in. Very happy with the purchase and would buy again, but after one night of driving I had to take a sharpie and blacken out the brightness. It looks kinda ugly now, but oh well.

    great product

    Written By mike, charleston wv on Thursday, June 16, 2011

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    great unit, easy to use, nice features my only complaint is my iphone will not fit into the tray with the otterbox on. most people use the otterbox for protection, so be aware to use your iphone you have to take the phone out. mine is a 3g model, im not sure about 3gs or 4 models.

    2007 f-150

    Written By Dano, Manchester, Ct on Wednesday, June 15, 2011

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    i bought this unit for a 2007 f-150. it is an awesome radio. and it was considerably cheap. i love it. the install kit needed a little trimming so the faceplate could flip down, but i knew that before buying. this also was the first time i used crutchfield, and after this experience i will be buying here from now on.this unit is highly recomended. the ipod plays great, excelent sound quality, and now there are no wires or equipment on the dash. everything is sleek and clean

    Love it!

    Written By hyinsmky2001, Sevierville, TN on Sunday, June 05, 2011

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    I ordered this receiver on Tuesday and received it on Friday. Super fast shipping! So far, I love it!!! It took about an hour to install, the instructions were very easy to follow along, lots of pictures to go by too. The sound quality is excellent (I am still using the factory installed speakers which now sound pretty amazing, but do plan on upgrading them soon) and the controls are easy to use. I'm very pleased with this receiver from Sony. Great product at a fantastic price! 5 stars! :)

    Sony DSX-S100

    Written By Dan, Western PA on Sunday, June 05, 2011

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    Great receiver for the price. After buying an iPod, I never use cd's anymore; so why have a cd receiver? Nice not having USB cable showing. Scroll through your music by song title, artist or album. As always, Crutchfield makes install easy.

    Sony DSX-S100

    Written By Morgan, Meridian,MS on Friday, June 03, 2011

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    I love my radio. It's great to be able to take my entire music collection with me everywhere I go. My only complaint is that it is a little confusing when trying to scroll trough my library but i usually use the random function anyway.

    Great value

    Written By Ricafella, Hamilton, NJ on Friday, June 03, 2011

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    Great value unit at this price. Makes my speakers sound so much better. Love the convenience of the AUX for my Sirius receiver. The iPod feature is great too. It has overheated my iPod once, but that is my fault probably for not removing it from the unit, which it tells you to do. In hindsight, I wish I would have gone with the 4-line display model, but this 2-line unit functions very well and as advertised.

    Sony DSX-S100

    Written By VIctor New England, New England on Saturday, May 28, 2011

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    This unit was everything I wanted and the price was unreal. I was intimidated at first to install in my BMW convertible but Crutchfield instructions and the phone line help made it a snap. Very satisfied. Just wish the blue light on the display was dimmable.

    Surprise is good

    Written By Cro, gurnee,IL on Friday, May 27, 2011

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    Awesome lil receiver. Ton of presets, unique tray (won my wifes heart, it's her car) that hides your usb drive, iPod or iPhone. It sounds waaaaay better than once considered "premium sound" (Monsoon) receiver in my wifes 01 passat. Highs, mids and lows finally came alive and sound much better than stock cds. Cons: only that you have to close the face plate in order to control usb device, otherwise it just plays it from the beginning. CF is awesome, had to make a quick call to verify few things about wiring and got quick and precise answers in no time. This was my first ever car install and CF made it very easy with included install kit (free harness + removal tools + instructions). Great experience and can't wait till some of my friends decide to upgrade to get my hands 'dirty' again.

    Great Alternative for a Small Car

    Written By MikeM, Edmond, OK on Wednesday, May 18, 2011

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    This is installed in a Miata where space is a premium. This radio with a hidden iPod
    tray makes for a tidy installation. Never use a cd any more, so doing without the
    cost and complexity of a cd drive is a great alternative.

    Sony DSX-S100

    Written By Howard N, Killeen, Tx on Saturday, May 14, 2011

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    Great little unit, I especially like hiding my iphone inside. Price was
    excellent. The only other thing I would have liked is bluetooth, but my budget
    was tight.

    Sony DSX-S100

    Written By Israel, Lakeland, Fl on Friday, May 13, 2011

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    Love it... the only change I would make is the zapp/shuffle button should be 2
    separate buttons. It's a pain trying to get it to shuffle instead of zapp
    through the songs. Other than that, it's great. Good sound, plug in my 60gig
    ipod & cruise. Lots of pre-outs for amps & whatnot.

    Great Unit

    Written By OJ, Midwest on Friday, May 06, 2011

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    Extremely happy with the unit.. Took me 1hr to install the unit as Crutchfield
    makes the installation process very simple.. I would recommend this unit to
    anyone looking to replace their factory unit.. Looks great and sounds amazing.
    Just plug in your Ipod or USB drive and enjoy some quality sound.. Buy one,
    you wont regret it...

    Great sound option for the price

    Written By TylerA, Colorado on Sunday, May 01, 2011

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    Making the change to digital couldn't be easier than this. Sony put some great
    options into this receiver to help you match the different sound qualities that
    mp3's have. The additional subwoofer controls are outstanding as well. For
    the money, you can't beat this digital receiver.

    Works Great

    Written By David E, Sayre, OK on Friday, April 29, 2011

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    I put this stereo in my daughters '99 Mustang. I had hoped to use the factory amps
    and was disappointed that the wiring had been cut installing a previous stereo.
    Volume and sound is good using the amp in the unit. It seems strange not having
    a CD player. She loved the way it worked with her I-Pod. We tried loading some
    music on a flash drive so she could have her own tunes in the car without always
    having to have her I-Pod. Whatever we did worked on this one even when it did not
    work in my son in law's Pioneer stereo.

    Just What the Doctor Ordered

    Written By -jwk-, Dallas, Oregon on Wednesday, April 20, 2011

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    Sony does it again! No more tape/CD clutter.
    A well-exectued, simple design.
    Sounds great, simple to operate.
    Everything you need and nothing you don't.

    I did a custom installation in my street rod and the supplied dash socked and
    fascia made the installationa no-brainer.

    Awesome Media Player

    Written By Cooter, Greenville,KY on Thursday, April 14, 2011

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    I just put the Sony DSX-S100 in my 2001 Chevy Silverado last week, and I
    couldn't be more pleased. The installation was easy and it took about 15 min.
    Crutchfield helped make it easy by giving you everything you need to install the
    player. The features you get with this player is amazing for the price. I use a
    iPod classic 80GB and it works great. To help navigate easier I created
    playlists of bands that have a lot of songs. This makes it much faster to find
    the song you like. It has plenty of power and sounds good with the different EQ
    settings that you can adjust. One of the main reasons I bought this unit was for
    the AUX input it has on the front of the player. I hooked up my Sirius receiver
    and it works great and saves on money, instead of buying all that satellite
    radio packages.
    Very pleased customer and will return A+++++

    great!!

    Written By alden, stonewood wv on Friday, March 25, 2011

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    I think this is a great head unit. It does everything very well and is simple
    yet not watered down. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for good
    sound and an easy to use system. The controls are easy to learn and navigate
    while driving, and it's easily viewed in any light.