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Our take on the Sony CDX-GS500R

by Ken Nail
Sony

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.

Control this Sony with your iPhone®

Sony's App Remote feature allows your iPhone and Sony's CDX-GS500R CD receiver to work together. With your iPhone's touchscreen, you can do things like selecting sources, picking radio stations, and launching apps. And on the other side of the App Remote's two-way street, you can select apps using the stereo's source button, the same way you'd choose the CD player or radio as your source.

Sony CDX-GS500R CD receiver

Access apps from your iPhone with this Sony, and use your iPhone as a remote control.

When system building is your goal

The CDX-GS500R offers all the features you need to command a killer car audio system: an impressive array of sound-shaping tools, along with three pairs of 5-volt preamp outputs — perfect for driving your external amps. And this receiver will look awesome in your dash, since you can choose from over 35,000 colors to create the perfect look.

Sound controls that give you an edge

What's the point of installing high-performance car audio gear if your car stereo only has bass and treble controls? This Sony offers the tools you need to get the most out of your gear. First, you can tweak your tone curve with the built-in 7-band EQ, while the high-voltage preamp outputs ensure that you get powerful, clean performance from your amps. The digital time alignment features allows you to time your speakers to create a perfect stereo "sweet spot." The Rear Bass Enhancer eliminates mids and highs from your rear speakers, pulling the soundstage forward and reinforcing your bass. You can use the high- and low-pass filters to tailor the sound output to make the most of your speaker setup.

Ready to play all your media

The CDX-GS500R will handle all your music, whether you're spinning CDs or rocking out to tunes on your mobile device. Once you plug your iPhone®, Android™, or Blackberry™ into the rear USB input, you can enjoy your stored music. Or check out your favorite Pandora® Internet radio stations when your iPhone is plugged in. This receiver works with the compact SiriusXM satellite radio tuner (not included) to give you the best in news, talk, sports, and music. And, of course, you can plug most other sources into the aux input on the front panel. And, best of all, Sony backs this high-performance receiver with a 3-year warranty

Want to keep your steering wheel controls?
In most vehicles, you can use 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 receiver, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. Check the "Accessories" tab for compatible adapters.

Note: The App Remote feature only launches iPhone apps that have been registered with Sony.

Note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver.

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Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in amplifier (17 watts RMS CEA-2006/52 peak x 4 channels)
    • App Remote mode for iPhone only
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RW discs including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA music files
    • detachable face with variable color illumination (face case not included)
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • EQ7 7-band equalizer
    • digital time alignment for creating a strong stereo image
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • loudness
    Expandability:
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • Pandora® Internet radio control with iPhone, Android, and Blackberry smartphones
    • inputs: front auxiliary and rear USB inputs
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (5-volt front, rear, and subwoofer)
    Other features and specs:

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    Features and Specs
    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant
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    Yes
    RMS Power Output
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    17 watts
    Peak Output
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    52 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth
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    20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs
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    6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs
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    Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs
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    No
    Preamp Voltage
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    5 volts
    Display Color
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    Variable
    Key Button Color
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    Variable
    EQ Bands
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    7
    Wireless Remote
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    Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible
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    Adapter required
    Parts Warranty
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    3 Years
    Labor Warranty
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    3 Years
    Expandability
    AUX Input
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    Front
    USB Input
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    Rear
    Memory Card Slot
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    USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible
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    Satellite Radio Ready
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    SiriusXM
    HD Radio
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    No
    Navigation
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    iPod Compatibility
    Full size
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    Classic/5Gen
    Nano
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    7/6/5/4/3/2/1
    Touch
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    5/4/3/2/1
    Mini
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    iPhone
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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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    No
    Seek/Scan
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    Seek
    Radio Data System
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    What's in the box?

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    • CD receiver (with 10-amp fuse inserted into chassis)
    • Face
    • 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 (Eng/Fre)
    • US Limited Warranty sheet
    • Canada Consumer 1 Year Warranty
    • Face fixing screw note

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    USB/iPod/Aux Connectivity
    Disc Playback
    Radio Functions
    Audio Section
    Display Features
    Remote Control

    USB/iPod/Aux Connectivity

    USB Port: The receiver's rear-panel Type-A USB port (attached to rear-chassis by a 59" cable) can be used for plugging in a (MSC) Mass Storage Class USB device; such as your Android smartphone (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), portable digital audio player, or USB thumbdrive. The head unit can play music files stored on the USB device in MP3, WMA, or AAC formats (up to 320 kbps). The head unit can recognize up to 10,000 music files on a single USB Mass Storage Device. The CDX-GS500R 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
      • Zappin: play music (files or folders) in 6, 15, or 30-second clips until you find the song you are looking for on your connected USB device
    • 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: This unit cannot recognize USB devices via a USB hub. Not all MP3, WMA, AAC files may playback due to file variations. Copyright protected ACC-LC files cannot be played back.

    USB 1-Wire iPod/iPhone Control: The CDX-GS500R's rear-panel USB port allows you to connect your iPod/iPhone via the included 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 24-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. You can search within a specific Quick-BrowZer category or All tracks alphabetically (A-Z). With the head unit's Zappin feature, you can play music tracks & albums in 6, 15, or 30-second clips until you find the song you are looking for on your connected iPod/iPhone. 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 connection will power and charge your iPod/iPhone. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then this unit will not recognize it.

    App Remote Technology: Sony's App Remote offers two-way communication between the Sony CDX-GS500R and your USB connected iPhone (iOS 5+). This application integrates compatible iPhone apps into the selectable source list of the Sony CD receiver and lets you launch apps from the head unit. You can operate basic functionality of compatible audio apps directly from the receiver (operation differs depending on the app). Movie and navigation apps will continue to be controlled from your iPhone. In addition, you can control the receiver's sources directly from the application on your iPhone using simple finger gestures and see detailed source information on your iPhone screen.

    • Receiver Sources: The App Remote on your iPhone lets you access the head unit's Tuner (AM/FM), CD, iPhone, and Aux sources from your iPhone's touchscreen. You can use finger gestures to tap, flick left/right, or flick up/down on the iPhone's touchscreen in order to change AM/FM Band, Play/Pause a track, Seek Up/Down a track or station, select a Preset, or access an Album. You will also be able to see song/artist information from MP3/WMA/AAC and iPhone sources, as well as station identification numbers from AM/FM radio.
    • Compatible Apps (as of 10/9/2012): The App Remote also provides various music, movie, and navigation apps which can be accesses from the Sony CDX-GS500R's source list. Available operation differs depending on the application.
      • Music Apps: Music apps include; AUPEO!, iHeartRadio, Livio Radio, Pandora, MOG, Spotify, Slacker Radio, Shoutcast, TuneIn and more. The head unit offers full control & song/artist information for Pandora (see Pandora App description below). The head unit only provides basic playback functions (Play/Pause, Skip Track, or Next Station) and no song/artist information for other music app.
      • Movie Apps: Movie apps include; HBO GO, Hulu Plus, Netflix, YouTube and more. Video will be displayed on your iPhone, while the audio plays through your vehicle's speakers. You can control Play/Pause from the CDX-GS500R. Other playback functions will need to done on your iPhone. Netflix subscription required. You should not watch videos while your vehicle is in motion.
      • Navigation Apps: Supported navigation apps include; Google Maps, Garmin (USA/N.America), INRIX Traffic, MotionX GPS Drive, Navfree GPS TeleNav (GPS/Navigation), NAVIGON, TomTom, and more. The map screen will display on your iPhone's touchscreen, while audible directions can be heard through your vehicle's speakers. You can continue to listen to music while navigating; the unit will attenuate your music during a navigation voice-prompt. Control of the navigation apps will still be done through your iPhone's touchscreen. Fees may apply for some navigation apps & functions.
    Note: Access to the music, movie, and navigation apps will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet.

    Pandora App: Pandora is the leading Internet Radio music service in the United States, giving people music they love anytime, anywhere, through personalized radio stations. The Sony CDX-GS500R provides complete access to your Pandora account using your iPhone, via the head unit's rear-panel USB port. To access Pandora you must have an Apple iPhone (iOS5 or later) with the latest version of the Pandora application from Apple's iTunes App Store. Your iPhone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. You will also need a Pandora music service account. The CDX-GS500R will provide control over the Pandora music service & display Artist, Album, & Song information.

    • Station List: You can select Pandora stations from your Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z).
    • QuickMix: QuickMix allows you to listen to songs played on one or more Pandora stations in your Station List randomly. You will need to edit your QuickMix station selections on the iPhone before connection.
    • Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station. You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips allowed.
    • Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences.
    • Bookmarking: The song or artist currently being played can be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.
    Note: Access to the Pandora service will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada & only available in the United States.

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Sony CDX-GS500R is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 10/9/2012):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod App Remote Pandora App Artist/Song Text Track Info
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5C 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5S 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y
    4th 6.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y
    5th 7.0 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N N N Y Y Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y
    7th 1.02PC Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y
    video 5th 1.3 Y N Y N N N Y Y Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    2 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    3 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    4 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    mini 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    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 Auxiliary Input: A front-panel stereo 3.5mm mini-jack is provided to allow the connection of a portable audio source. Just connect your portable 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.

    Disc Playback

    Disc Compatibility: The unit features a single disc player that will playback CD-Audio, CD-Text, and finalized CD-R/CD-RW audio discs (12cm only).

    MP3/WMA/AAC Playback: The Sony CDX-GS500Rallows you to playback CD-Rs or CD-RWs loaded with MP3, WMA, or AAC songs (up to 320 kbps) recorded in ISO 9660 level 1 or 2, Joliet/Romeo, or Multi-Session. The CDX-GS500Rcan support up 150 folders, and a combined 300 folders/files on a disc. The head unit will also display song information for MP3, WMA, and AAC music files (Joliet: up to 32 characters, Romeo: up to 64 characters). Not all MP3, WMA, AAC files may playback due to file variations. Copyright protected ACC-LC files cannot be played back.

    Compressed Audio Display Information: The CD receiver can display the following CD-TEXT or ID3/WMA-tag information - Track number, Elapsed Playing Time, Song Title, Artist Name, or Album Label.

    Quick-BrowZer: The unit's Quick-BrowZer feature allow you to search for a track on a CD-R/RW easily by category (Genre, Artist, Album, or Playlist).

    Jump Mode: Jump Mode gets you closer to the song you want by allowing you to fast forward through a music category in 10% increments.

    Zappin: With the Zappin feature, you can play music (files or folders) in 6, 15, or 30-second clips until you find the song you are looking for on your CD or connected USB device.

    Off Insert/Eject: A CD disc can be inserted or ejected with the power off. The head unit will automatically begin disc playback, when a disc is inserted with the receiver set to a different source or powered off.

    Auto Reload: The CD player will automatically reinsert the disc if it's ejected, but not removed for 20 seconds or more.

    Mounting Angle: For proper CD playback, this unit must be mounted between 0° (horizontal) and 45°.

    Radio Functions

    Digital Clarity Tuner: The Sony CDX-GS500R is equipped with a Digital Clarity Tuner for clear AM/FM stereo sound with digital processing technology.

    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 CDX-GS500R 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.

    SiriusXM Ready: The Sony CDX-GS500R comes ready for SiriusXM programming with access to XM and Sirius Satellite Radio stations. Thanks to its proprietary SiriusXM Connect port, you can add the optional SXV200V1 SiriusXM Connect tuner and receive more than 150 channels of exclusive programming directly from SiriusXM, via the "SiriusXM All Access" package (subscription required). Visit SiriusXM.com for a complete list of subscription options and channel guide. Additional features of the SXV200 SiriusXM Connect tuner include:

    • Channel list displays a list of all available channels
    • Category Search searches for channels in a certain category
    • Displayed Information such as Channel Name, Artist Name, & Song Title can be viewed on the head unit's LCD
    • Up to 18 SiriusXM Satellite Radio station presets
    • Channels containing unsuitable content for children can be blocked
    Note: A separate SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription is required (operates on the XM Network). However, you can easily add this SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio Discount Plan.

    Audio Section

    24 Bit D/A Converter: The Sony CDX-GS500R utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior sound quality.

    True Fidelity Sound Construction: The Sony CDX-GS500R CD receiver features a newly developed sound processor for less distortion, an S-MOSFET IC for smooth signal transmission, and a large-sized capacitor for deep bass sound.

    Dynamic Reality Amp: The CDX-GS500R is equipped with Sony's Dynamic Reality Amp to produce 3-dimensional sound staging for more realistic sound inside your vehicle.

    CEA2006 Compliant Amplifier: The power specifications for the Sony CDX-GS500R are compliant with the CEA2006 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. The power output specs for the CDX-GS500R are as follows:

    • Continuous Power Output: 17 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Peak Power Output: 52 watts x 4-channels (208 total watts)

    Three 5-Volt Preamp Outputs: The Sony CDX-GS500R is equipped with 5-volt Front, Rear, & Sub pre-amp outputs giving you the ability to connect external amplifiers to your car stereo system.

    Subwoofer Controls: The unit's subwoofer preamp output is non-fading. The subwoofer preamp output features a low pass filter with a selectable cut-off frequency of 50Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, or Off. You can also adjust the slope (1/2/3) of the low-pass crossover. You can even adjust the subwoofer preamp output's volume level independently from the head unit's volume control from -10 to +10 in 1dB increments. In addition, you can select the phase of the subwoofer output from Normal or Reverse.

    Subwoofer Direct Connection: You can connect a subwoofer to this head unit without the need of a separate power amplifier. Simply connect a single subwoofer (4-8 ohm) directly to head unit's left or right rear speaker leads (but not both). Same subwoofer controls apply.

    High-Pass Filter: The front & rear speaker outputs offer a selectable high-pass crossover frequency of 50Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, or Off. You can also adjust the slope (1/2/3) of the high-pass crossover.

    Advanced Sound Engine: Sony's Advanced Sound Engine creates an ideal in-car sound field with digital signal processing. Advanced Sound Engine contains the following features: EQ7, Listening Position, DM+ Advanced, Rear Bass Enhancer, & Dynamic Loudness.

    • EQ7: You can select an equalizer curve from eight music types - Xplod, Vocal, Edge, Cruise, Space, Gravity, Custom, or Off (Flat). The Custom EQ7 mode allows you to make your own equalizer settings. You can adjust the level (+/-6dB) of seven different frequency bands - Band1 (63Hz), Band2 (160Hz), Band3 (400Hz), Band4 (1kHz), Band5 (2.5khz), Band6 (6.3khz), and Band7 (16.0kHz).
    • Listening Position: This unit can change the localization of sound by delaying the sound output from each speaker to suit your position, and simulate a natural sound field with the feeling of being in the center of it wherever you sit in the car. You can choose from Front Right, Front Left, Front Center, or Off. You can also set the subwoofer distance of the subwoofer to Near, Normal, or Far
    • RBE (Rear Bass Enhancer): RBE enhances the bass sound by applying the low-pass filter setting to the rear speakers. This function allows the rear speakers to work as a subwoofer even if there is no subwoofer connected.
    • Dynamic Loudness: Dynamic Loudness refers to compensating for volume level & signal gain.
    • DM+ Advanced: DM+ Advanced improves digitally compressed sound by restoring high frequencies lost in the compression process (works only for USB).

    Automatic Level Optimizer: Automatic Level Optimizer analyzes each track's playback level & adjusts the output level to optimize transitions between tracks & sources.

    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 Sony CDX-GS500R features a detachable face for theft prevention. If you turn the ignition switch to the Off position without detaching the head unit's front-panel, the caution alarm will sound for a few seconds. The alarm will only sound if the unit's built-in amplifier is used. 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.

    Dynamic Color Illuminator (35,000 colors): Dynamic Color Illuminator lets you match the head unit's LCD & button illumination to complement your existing vehicle lighting components. With selectable Sound Synchronization, the timing of the color change is synchronized with the audio source. You can select from 12 preset colors (red/amber/m-amber/yellow/white/light green/green/light blue/sky blue/blue/purple/pink), customized color, & 5 preset patterns (rainbow/ocean/sunset/forest/random). The unit's Dynamic Color Illuminator offers the following advance features.

    • Day/Night Color Mode: You can register a customize color for the unit's display and buttons for day & night time driving.
    • Sound Synchronization: The color changes according to synchronization of playing music. When you select a preset pattern sound synchronization becomes effective.
    • White Menu: You can display the menu more clearly (White text) without concern for the unit's other color settings.
    • Start White: When you power-on the head unit, the color of the unit's display and buttons turn white and then the color changes to your chosen customize color. You can enjoy this effect whenever the source is turned on.

    Motion Display: This feature shows moving patterns and a spectrum analyzer on the display when turned on.

    Auto Scroll: This feature allows long displayed items to scroll automatically across the display when the track is changed on a disc.

    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: To change the brightness of the display you can set the CDX-GS500R to one of three dimmer modes; Dimmer Auto (dims the display automatically when you turn your vehicle's lights on), Dimmer Off (deactivates the dimmer), and Dimmer On (display always dim).

    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.

    Demo Mode: The head unit's demo mode can be turned On or Off.

    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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    4 out of 5

    Sony sterio

    Written By Dillon, Mertztown on Saturday, June 21, 2014
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    I have a dodge dakota and this sterio was a nice feature to upgrade factory head unit. Very simple to use. Install was a bit misleading had to call and they said it was a typo in the wiring harness directions. Didn't get why they wouldn't fix but oh well. The other thing is that the clock is never displayed and if it is it goes away in a matter of seconds. And you can't change it all in all good unit
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    Cons:
    Install Clock
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    5 out of 5

    Awesome

    Written By CD, Staunton, va on Monday, June 16, 2014
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    I just love having a radio that works.
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    5 out of 5

    Sony CDX-GS500R

    Written By Anonymous, Colorado on Wednesday, May 28, 2014
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    Clean sound and easy operations.
    Pros:
    5 volt connections, 3 sets of outputs, and USB cable.
    Cons:
    Color display options a little akward.
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    5 out of 5

    Works Great

    Written By Anonymous, Plano, TX on Wednesday, May 21, 2014
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    Needed a head unit to replace the one in my Honda Accord. Fits well and works well with the Pandora App on my phone.
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    5 out of 5

    CDX-GS500R

    Written By DD, Chippewa Falls WI on Thursday, April 24, 2014
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    Very easy to install. The instructions were spot on.

    The Crutchfield team made it very easy to install. When I had questions, they were back to me quickly. I will buy from them again. thanks team!!!
    Pros:
    Great sound (even with the stock speakers) and display
    Cons:
    Adjusting and fine tuning a little confusing... It could just be me :)
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    3 out of 5

    turning heads

    Written By moe, chicago on Saturday, April 12, 2014
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    decided to try it but than sent back for an upgrade version of the sony mex 610bt, the 610 was more money,but so well worth the upgrade
    Pros:
    typicall head unit nothing outragous
    Cons:
    didnt like sonys version of eq settings,perfer traditional like rock versus xplode eq setting names
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    5 out of 5

    Sony CDX GS500r

    Written By DavidG in gr, Grand Rapids MI on Saturday, April 12, 2014
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    Great unit for the money. I went with a little better unit than a base one and it has been well worth it.
    Pros:
    Great bang for you buck!
    Cons:
    None really
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    5 out of 5

    Good buy

    Written By ZZ, Manchester , MD on Sunday, March 16, 2014
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    I'm a simple man that doesn't need a lot to be happy. This radio was more than I usually go for but it was a good price. It is simple to use and didn't take me long to figure out without directions. If I ever want to add to it I can easily do so. Happy with the purchase and always happy with Crutchfield.
    Pros:
    Easy to use and many options
    Cons:
    Not any for me
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    4 out of 5

    nice for the money

    Written By luke, keyser wv on Sunday, March 02, 2014
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    Its a good head unit for the money. I bought this because of the usb access in the back. My last unit had the thumb drive in front and got snapped off by a passenger.
    Pros:
    Usb rear input, sub control, looks nice, and doesn't seem "cheap"
    Cons:
    The only issue I have is when using the thumb drive everytime the car gets turned off the play list starts over when I get back in the car. It could be some setting I havent figured out yet. Im not quite sure.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    sony head unit

    Written By Anonymous, ohio on Thursday, February 27, 2014
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    It is a good system if your looking for something nice to put in your car, i had a problem with the faceplate popping out but Crutchfield was good to give me a new one and now it works awesome
    Pros:
    Good quality, sirius xm option, connect your phone via usb,
    Cons:
    Little confusing, rear usb you have to run under or through your center console, and rear usb is not blackberry supported
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    3 out of 5

    Good product...But does not support android as stated

    Written By Disappointed, Kentucky on Monday, February 24, 2014
     
    Bought stereo for the USB that states in supports Android. After installing and hooking up phone it says "not supported". Called Crutchfield and advisor stated that the stereo only supports Gingerbread Androids...Not the new operating systems.This should be stated before purchase. Nice stereo...but this is not good...especially when I drilled a hole in my mounting kit to run the cord thru only to find it doesn't work...
    Crutchfield response on Monday, March 03, 2014
    Thanks for your review. We updated our presentation.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    2 out of 5

    Overated

    Written By BJ, Monroe, LA on Friday, February 21, 2014
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    This unit is a distraction to navigate while driving, especially the main menu. Too many sound adjustments. The weight of this receiver is too light to be sonically accurate.. I got rid of a Panasonic CQ-C8100U that works fine. This radio I had bluetooth through the aux input before bluetooth was even intergrated into units. this sony makes music on my galaxy s3 sound real bad. Display colors are a plus but sonics terrible
    Pros:
    multi color display, high preamp voltage
    Cons:
    sound quality, ease of use
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    5 out of 5

    Great radio. Great price

    Written By Frank, Schaumburg IL on Tuesday, February 18, 2014
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    Took about an hour to add this to my car. Once it was connected, it sounded much better than the stock radio.
    Pros:
    Flexibility. Integrated pandora and iPod controls.
    Cons:
    Clock is not always displayed
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    4 out of 5

    Good Product

    Written By ChrisH, Chattanooga, TN on Thursday, October 24, 2013
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    Good Solid product. Had mine now for a couple of weeks and I have no real complants
    Pros:
    Great display and easy to install. Provides great sound.
    Cons:
    Small buttons and corded USB port can be a pain. Great product overall
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    4 out of 5

    sony cdx-gs500r

    Written By maddog, sd on Wednesday, October 09, 2013
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    I like it
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    5 out of 5

    a winner from Sony!

    Written By Paul F, southern Ohio on Tuesday, September 17, 2013
     
    Installed without difficulty in a 2001 durango.The sound shaping features really helped match the 2 pairs of Sony speakers in the doors with the 8 inch Bazooka and Dual amplifier.Radio reception is very good and presets are nice to have!The control is not as intuitive as I would like,but I'm learning it quickly.Its far superior to the JVC and Pioneer units I've had in recent years.It has a lot of useful features considering its price point.I HIGHLY recommend it for a factory upgrade to mid-level system
    Pros:
    sound shaping control,5 volt pre outs,good radio reception,overall number of features for the price
    Cons:
    controls could be easier but they are better than most brands I've used
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    5 out of 5

    Very Happy

    Written By James, Ft. Worth TX on Tuesday, September 17, 2013
     
    The reason I bought this Sony are the following reasons. It has the rear USB port ( I dislike having cables tethering the front of the radio. Very tacky in my opinion) Love the 5V output. Makes for a very clean sound. Variable display, and a screen you can see . Fairly easy to operate as well.Over all I am please with everything with this unite. Great value.
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    5 out of 5

    Stock replacement alternarive

    Written By Tilepusher, Las Vegas, NV on Tuesday, August 06, 2013
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    I have a 20 year old truck that needed something better than the original factory tape deck. This Sony was so much more than a factory replacement! The tuner picks up weaker stations that I never knew existed & it has more input options than I know what to do with or know how to use. If you are looking for a old school, single DIN unit, for the price, this one is hard to beat!
    Pros:
    Price, features, strong FM tuner, attractive display
    Cons:
    Low power, learning curve on settings & features
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    5 out of 5

    Sony CDX-GS500R

    Written By Anonymous, md on Friday, July 19, 2013
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    Really good head unit thanks crutchfield
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    3 out of 5

    Decent Unit

    Written By Michael M, Cape Coral< FL on Saturday, June 15, 2013
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    Sony produces solid equipment.
    Pros:
    Sony quality.
    Cons:
    Tone control, all music is not equal when it comes to tone. This unit lacks the ability to adjust while driving safely. CD's aren't equal, neither is the music on my ipod, which comes from various sources.
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    4 out of 5

    Nice Reciever

    Written By JR, Hillsboro, OR on Thursday, March 28, 2013
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    Replaced an old Sony stereo that was poorly installed by a friend by splicing and taping wires. So I needed a new one Badly. Bought this one bcuz i thought it looked cool and am not disappointed at all. Installation was easy, Instructions were clear, and sound quality improved drastically. Great buy in my opinion. I reccomend it.
    Pros:
    Various colors, sound quality
    Cons:
    Presets arent the best but they are OK
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    5 out of 5

    Nice overall head unit

    Written By DaveY, Central, PA on Friday, December 28, 2012
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    I just installed this head unit replacing Sony CDX-GT620IP that was in my truck when I bought it. It did have a different power/speaker connector than its older predecessor but went in very easy. My first thoughts were that I was really liking the different colors available. The plethora of colors would make me think it could match any factory instrument coloring out there. The main reason I wanted to ditch the GT620 was the blinding blue LED ring at night time and the lack of customization. The sound from the GS500R is a bit better than the GT620 as well, not only in loudness but quality as well. It's everything I would want from a head unit at this point just powering some regular old 6x8 coaxials. I'm thinking the 7 band EQ is a real benefit here. Radio reception, CD player and MP3 playback via my player were all excellent. The menu's take some getting used to and at some times are irritating in their navigation. My prior GT620 had very few menu options so it was easy to navigate, as were prior head units from Pioneer and Alpine. I would think a little sleekness added to the options and menus would go a long way in terms of improving the unit.

    I got this unit on sale and would recommend it to anyone.
    Pros:
    Great sound, 7 band EQ, remote, high level of color/sound customization.
    Cons:
    Menus are a little counter-intuitive and do require reading the manual to take full advantage of all the options/customization.
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    1 out of 5

    Garbage

    Written By Anonymous, CO on Saturday, December 22, 2012
     
    This is the worst stereo I have ever owned and I cannot wait to return it. The pandora "app mode" doesn't let you change stations unless you shuffle. The sub pre-amps are set up for mono powered and sounds terrible. This actually made my car sound WORSE than it did before. My 10 year old stock stereo sounds 10x better. The 7 EQ setting is a pain in the ass to get anything to sound right and the presets are awful.
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    1 question already asked

    What mount kit fits this stereo for 2001 Superduty Fords? The kit your site said to use does not fit! [ James  Jan 11, 2014 ]
    1 answer
    • This may depend on which version you have. For details on installation please contact an Advisor by phone or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on what is available. [ Jeff Staff  Jan 11, 2014 ]

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