Bring your PANDORA® Internet radio stations in the car with Sony's CDX-GT565UP CD receiver. Just plug in your iPhone to the front-panel USB slot, and you can control PANDORA® like you do any other source — including "thumbs up" and "thumbs down."

Set your display to match your music
Sony's Dynamic Color Illuminator lets you customize the color of your display to match your car's interior. And if you're feeling really groovy, you can activate the Sound Synchronization feature which times the color change to match your music.

Ready for satellite radio
You'll find a direct connection to SiriusXM's XM tuner, which lets you pause and rewind live broadcasts, plus see alerts when your favorite team or artist is playing on another channel.

Dial in great sound
The receiver's EQ7's 7-band equalizer gives you lots of options for getting the sound just right in your car. Sony's DM+ Advanced circuitry restores the details that are lost when you compress your digital music, so you enjoy the best possible sound from your MP3, WMA, or AAC files. And if you're craving a perfect stereo sweet spot, you'll be able to dial it in with the Listening Position feature.

Dive into your iPod's music library
If you're going to use your iPod® in the car, you'll appreciate how seamlessly it works with this receiver. Sony's Quick BrowZer lets you search for a song by genre, artist, or album — just rotate the knob to find the song you want, then push to select. If you've got lots of songs on your iPod, the Jump control leaps through them in 10% increments, while ZAPPIN™ plays short clips of your music files until you hear the song that suits your mood.

Thinking of adding on?
When you're ready to expand your system you'll find two sets of preamp outputs for adding external amplifiers or a powered subwoofer. You can use the built-in high- and low-pass filters to trim the signal going to your speakers and subs so you get maximum efficiency from your system.

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 Sony stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and this Sony, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. Check the "Accessories" tab for compatible adapters.

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.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with built-in amplifier (17 watts RMS CEA-2006/52 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RW discs, including discs loaded with MP3, WMA, and AAC music files
    • detachable face
    • selectable illumination color with Sound Synchronization
    • RDS (Radio Data System) displays station info
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • PANDORA® control with iPhone connected
    • EQ7 (eight preset tone curves and a 7-band equalizer)
    • Advanced Sound Engine, with Listening Position, DM+ Advanced, Rear Bass Enhancer, and Dynamic Loudness
    • 24-bit digital-to-analog converter
    • high- and low-pass filters
    Expandability:
    • iPod direct control via USB input — no adapter necessary, but adding an optional connecting cable lets you leave your iPod cable at home
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • front-panel USB input, front-panel auxiliary input
    • 4-channel preamp outputs (2-volt 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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    Best Radio

    Written By Brett, Grand Haven, MI on Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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    This is one of the best models out there. It has all kinds of colors for display to match your car. I have a Red car so I have placed red for the color. It has a usb connection which helps if you have a android phone or iphone to play more music. I have bought this at Walmart for under 80.00 since I work there.

    Pros: Best radio than all other brands

    Cons: None

    Nice (just one little issue)

    Written By Jimmy, Fredericksburg, VA on Monday, November 18, 2013

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    Great sound, No surprises with installation, Good price. I really enjoy using the front USB port for a flash drive with over 500 songs. this is a great feature. Only problem is: When you reach down to turn the volume knob and accidentally push the button, it goes into the configuration mode and you can't change the volume for a little while. More than once I pushed the button without knowing it and ended up inadvertently changing some of the settings.

    Pros: Sound, Price, Features, Value

    Cons: Operation can be awkward (as described above).

    Worst Sony Receiver I have ever Purchased

    Written By Eric, Ames, IA on Sunday, August 25, 2013

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    The radio reception of this receiver is the worst of any automobile receiver I have ever owned and that includes the AIWA i put in my old work car. IF you only listen to MP3s then this would work. The customer service for this unit was also less then expected. I have replaced this with a cheap Pioneer unit that works flawlessly.

    Pros: Great for MP3s

    Cons: No radio reception. Whats the point of a receiver if it can't pull in stations.

    Wow!!!!

    Written By Chris L, Raleigh, nc on Friday, June 28, 2013

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    Love it!!!! Only thing I would do differently is get unit WITHOUT CD as I have yet to use it. All music on USB key. Love it. Only thing is that when it is bright, the curve of the display makes it difficult to see what is up.

    Pros: Great item Plays USB excellent sound EQ is a nice feature

    Cons: Glare kills the display - hard to see in bright light

    Sony CDX-GT565UP

    Written By Gary C, Newburgh,N.Y. on Friday, January 11, 2013

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    1987 dodge D-150 looks like factory install and sounds great!

    Pros: my son installed it in 15 minutes

    Cons: none yet, Happy camper!

    Great unit

    Written By Chris P, Callands VA on Tuesday, January 01, 2013

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    Nice player. Easy to put in with the adapter. Sounds great. Thinking about getting one for my ride since this was a xmas gift.

    Pros: Fits easily sounds great really powerful.

    Cons: Setup mode is lengthy but thats minor.

    great stereo

    Written By Anonymous, Idahp on Wednesday, December 26, 2012

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    I am more than happy with my Crutchfield purchases and their customer service. This was purchased as a gift with the install kit for a specific vehicle. Everything shipped quickly and went together without a problem. Thanks Crutchfield!

    Pros: Easy install

    Cons: none

    Another great Sony product

    Written By DennisA, Napa, CA on Saturday, December 22, 2012

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    I bought this to replace a Sony cassette stereo from 1998. It sounds way better than the old one. lots of features, more than I can figure out. This is my fourth car stereo from Crutchfield, also my home theater system.

    Pros: Great sound, Sony quality, lots of features, good value.

    Cons: Too many features, can't figure out the rear bass ehancer-one of the features I bought it for. Being a geezer I prefer knobs and switches as opposed to endless menus.

    Awesome Sony Stereo

    Written By Seth M, Waldorf, MD on Thursday, December 13, 2012

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    I bought this head-unit back in march and it's freaking amazing! It was a little tricky to install and ground but i figured it all out. I love the preset equalizer i always have it set on xplode and the Digital Media option for aux/usb/cd is very handy for clarity. Overall you would not go wrong with buying this unit, although its discontinued they have a newer model for sale and i highly advise buying it if you're on a low budget.

    Pros: Changes color, Easy to use, Adjustable bass, Bomb equalizer and overall worth it.

    Cons: A little hard to install and ground it. And for my 02 buick century i had to break a piece of the stock headunits holder to insert RCA cables.

    Solid unit

    Written By Scott D, Winston-Salem, NC on Thursday, December 13, 2012

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    For a moderately priced head unit this had all the features I needed. I can cram some MP3's on a thumb drive, toss in a CD, or listen to the radio. My job keeps me on the road a lot so I needed something to give me some decent tunes while traveling. This unit has a number of features to enhance lower end speakers as well as enhance digital music quality. It's also kind of fun to have it changing colors but not really a selling point.

    I've never been a huge fan of Sony head units as I've always used Alpine in the past however this one was cheap (on sale) and it fit the bill without breaking the bank.

    Pros: -Clean clinical sounding power to drive my lower end speakers -Plenty of adjustments available to clean up the sound quality -Single large button for most settings is a much needed improvement over older Sony designs

    Cons: -Always despised all the little cheap buttons Sony insists on using on their head units. When driving it's hard to hit the right one without taking your eyes off the road. -Somewhat confusing menu system to dig through to set the unit up

    Sony CDX-GT565UP

    Written By roger g, ahwahnee,ca. 93601 on Wednesday, December 12, 2012

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    INSTRUCTIONS MADE INSTALLATION SUPER EASY. GREAT RADIO. CRUTCHFIELD IS A GREAT SITE TO SHOP AT.

    Sony unit

    Written By Pappa Shark, Parma, ID. on Saturday, December 08, 2012

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    Very good deck for the money I own three of the Sony decks like them all !!!

    Sony CDX-GT565UP

    Written By Love this radio, Trussville, Alabama on Saturday, December 08, 2012

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    Love this radio! It was so easy to install and sounds great!!

    Sony CDX-GT565UP

    Written By Brianna, Colton,CA on Tuesday, December 04, 2012

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    Great radio now i just need some new speakers to go with it

    Pros: all the features, diffrent colors

    Cons: takes a couple of tries to put the faceplate back on one you take it off so i rearely take it off

    Light FX

    Written By Holland, Sturgeon Bay, WI on Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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    Already sounds better than my factory stereo, and I could spend a lot of time making it sound better (equalizer). Familiarizing myself with the controls may take some time, but it sounds very good, and the main controls(ie., cd, fm, am, volume, presets, etc...) are very similar to most other stereos...so no trouble there.

    I love being able to customize the colors.

    The Techies at Crutchfield also get 5 stars.

    Sony CDX-GT565UP

    Written By Anonymous, Bastrop, Texas on Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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    Coolness doesn't even factor. I have not had much time to work with the unit, but so far I like it.

    Great head unit for multi-purpose listening

    Written By zachv, Schuylkill Haven, PA on Friday, October 12, 2012

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    I was looking at a 1000 mile trip to Disney with my wife and two kids in a Jetta Sportwagen...with the stock stereo--not a fun proposition. Two days before we were to leave I called Crutchfield and ordered this Sony radio and had them over-night it. It arrived on schedule and in good shape. The install took a little longer than expected as I did not think I would have to splice wires together considering I purchased a $70 "harness adapter" that really should have been plug and play. Once I made all of the connections it worked great and was MUCH better than having to deal with the crappy reception of the stock unit. Also, I found that I really liked the Pandora interface.

    Pros: Great stereo for a good price.

    Cons: Wiring harness was more work than expected.

    A Light Show and a Radio All in One

    Written By justin48, Pound Ridge, NY on Sunday, October 07, 2012

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    this is a great radio. It does everything you could ask and produces great sound. Locks on to stations near and distant with no frequency crackle. Plays your iPod like it was made by Apple and has a front jack for any other device you might own. Put mine in an old Audi and what a difference. The only hangup was a loud pop, every time you changed stations or inputs. A quick call to the Crutchfield tech line gave me the answer, and the company sent $40 worth of parts to fix the problem which apparently occurs from time to time when you put this kind of radio in my kind of vehicle. The new devices (ground loops of some kind, (I think) did the trick and now everything is beautiful. Great radio, but even more important, great support from Crutchfield. If only all companies had the same attitude.

    Pros: Great sound, easy install, fun product.

    Cons: None

    works perfectly with iPhone 5

    Written By softboysxp, Charlottesville, VA on Wednesday, September 26, 2012

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    I got this from the store 3 months ago since I live in C'ville. I've been driving every single mile with this stereo after that. I'm writing this today to tell you guys that this amazing stereo works with the latest iPhone 5 out of box ( I usually use the "iPod Mode", where you can control using both stereo and the phone itself ), just get an extra Lightning cable from Apple.

    Killer Stereo

    Written By KillerJ, Baltimore, MD on Monday, September 24, 2012

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    The head unit's powerful and its controls are complex. Stock speakers will benefit from the unit's functionality. I upgraded the speakers, but preferred stock with added baffling. Aside from the unit, I recommend getting the ASWC, and phone Axxess for detailed instructions. Also, the Crutchfield DIN kit is not an exact fit. I filled gaps with matting and used a Dremel tool to shave down the housing.

    Pros: I love it!

    Cons: Neighbors hate it!

    Awesome sound !!

    Written By Rick B., Summit Hill, Pa. on Monday, September 10, 2012

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    This unit sounds great when you finally get everything set up right.Love the rear bass enhancer feature since I have a Toyota Tacoma there isn't room for sub woofer.The only thing I could say bad about it is it won't play all of my files from a flash drive.I put 110 cd's on a flash drive but it only plays about half of them.Also I use a Sony Walkman mp3 player and it does the same thing.Sure you can use the aux.input but then you don't get the songs displayed.

    Pros: Great sound for the price.Easy to install and set up.

    Cons: Doesn't play all of my digital music on flash drive and mp3 player.

    Sony CDX-GT565UP

    Written By Anonymous, Keaau, HI on Tuesday, August 28, 2012

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    I liked it so much, I bought a second one for my other vehicle

    Pros: Lots of features. Great sound.

    Cons: Display hard to see during the day. Buttons are a little small and hard to see.

    Nice

    Written By DavidR, Van Buren, AR on Sunday, August 26, 2012

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    This stereo had everything I wanted. It sounds great and works well. I like the fact that I can customize the colors to match my car. The fact that it lets you connect a subwoofer and set the crossover frequency, slope, volume and phase is awesome. The controls are somewhat hard to use. I find myself using the remote because its buttons are easier to use then the stereo. I love the 7 band EQ. I just wish I could customize the preset EQ settings. It has one custom that you can set to anything, but i would like to start from one of the presets that I think is close to what I want, and adjust it. I like the USB input. I ripped all my CDs in Windows Media player and put on a USB stick. Now I have all my music with me all the time. If I had a smart phone I would have bought the stereo with Blue Tooth and kept my music on it, but I don't so I saved the money. The manual sucks. It tells you what every button and option is but has very little explanation of what it does. For instance: ATT (attenuate) button, to attenuate the sound. To cancel, press again. This is straight from the manual and all it says about the ATT button. I found a marketing brochure on-line that told a lot more information.

    Pros: Adjustable display color, 7 band EQ, Sub output with all the controls, USB input, Shows radio station information, Aux in for MP3 player.

    Cons: Controls are somewhat hard to use. The numbers 1-6 are hard to find and read to tell the number. I wish I could put my USB drive inside the unit as another one did, but that is no big deal. The manual doesn't explain the options very well.

    Awesome receiver !

    Written By Paul, Bloomington, IN on Tuesday, August 07, 2012

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    Awesome receiver! I especially like its 7 band EQ feature which eliminates a need to install an additional EQ gear in your car. The EQ band spectrum covers most important frequencies and you can scalp your sound almost to the perfection. Other receivers provide only 3 band EQ, which in my book is not enough. That's why I have bought this particular unit. And considering the price it's a steal!!! Features wise it is also a great product. Love the USB and Aux front ports. You can adjust the color of the display to the color of your choice, and the color that would match the display color of your car's dashboard. I have set up the White color of the receiver's display for the day time driving. The night time driving (when you turn on the lights) is set up for the Amber color, matching the color of my dashboard. The unit switches the display colors automatically. As soon as you will turn on the lights in your car, the display color of your receiver switches to the pre-programmed color of your choice. Gotta read the manual for programming some of the awesome features of this receiver. Once you will do it first time, you won't have to do it again, unless you would like to change things. The quality of the sound is great, but I am still using my 1999 Honda Prelude's factory speakers. When they will be replaced with a new Sony speakers this entire radio sound system is gonna rock BIG time! I could not ask for a better replacement of my factory radio then this one.

    Pros: Great overall sound, 7 band EQ, USB and Aux front ports, display colors adjustments, removable face plate, quality finish, easy installation with Crutchfield's adapter kit, big bonus to Chrutchfield's MasterSheet.

    Cons: None, so far.

    Awesome value

    Written By RWest, Los Angeles on Wednesday, August 01, 2012

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    Got this unit to complement the new Polk db501 and db351 speakers I put in my 84 mbz 300cd, and it makes SUCH a difference! I installed the speakers first, and while they were an improvement, there was still a ton of distortion and virtually no base when played with my original factory head unit. After popping this head unit in everything is way way more crisp and defined, and I can actually get some bass out of my speakers now! Definitely worth the money, easy installation (as long as you follow the directions properly). The wiring harness made installation even easier, and allowed me to keep my factory plugs intact for an easy switch back if I ever want. It also looks very clean and matches my car well, not gaudy like some of the head units out there. The only negative i can really see with this is there are a ton of bass control options in the sound control dept, but there is no treble-only control available, only preset configurations that manipulate the highs. Not a huge deal but a little annoying.

    Pros: -great sound -clean look -easy installation -decent price -quality construction

    Cons: -controls can be hard to reach when you are driving, some buttons a little small and hard to hit accurately if your not staring at it -lack of treble control

    Great stereo for the money

    Written By Jason, Fairmont WV on Saturday, July 28, 2012

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    It takes some work to get it sounding good but its a really nice stereo for the money

    Pros: USB/AUX inputs, lots of gadgets for the money

    Cons: Almost too much adjustability .

    Nice upgrade

    Written By Audio Geek, Portage, IN on Wednesday, July 25, 2012

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    I was looking for a replacement unit and found this Sony product to be top notch. easy to navigate once you get used to it. sound is aok, Would recommend this to a friend if they were looking to upgrade their radio too.

    Pros: This radio has all the bells and whistles to satisfy you. pandora, usb port, etc....

    Cons: Lousy A.M. reception compared to factory radio. You can't beat a factory unit for reception. Selectivity not there. engineering went for everything else.

    Good product

    Written By wayland, greenville sc on Sunday, July 22, 2012

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    Good product, great for the price. Had it installed in just over an hour. Made my factory speakers sound better. Next will be speakers and I will get them from crutchfield'

    Pros: numerous sound settings, you can really get it set to your personal sound preference

    Cons: none yet

    Great system

    Written By Trav, Hudson Valley, NY on Friday, July 13, 2012

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    Overall great system, I installed it with ease on a '01 F-150 looks great and sounds great with factory speakers. The real life saver was the installation gear, the wire harness made it very easy to connect. I would highly recommend to anyone who wants to upgrade their system and not break the bank.

    Pros: -Looks good -Sounds good -Installation gear -Price

    Cons: -Controls are difficult at first

    Sony

    Written By gamet, Mi on Friday, July 13, 2012

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    Took some time to get use to the controls but after figuring it out couldn't be happier with it.

    Pros: USB works great. Color display a plus.

    Cons: learning curve

    Sony player

    Written By M. Hooper, Texas on Thursday, July 12, 2012

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    The system works as expected. It does take some time to get used to the functions for sound quality and adjustment. I also have not used the ubs that much yet so I do not know how complicated that will be.

    Pros: It looks good in the car and sounds good. I am still adjusting the sound to my liking. The ability to use a ipod or ipad for music was the main reason to get this unit. I will enjoy using an ipod for my music in the future

    Cons: The i.d. on the buttons are small and hard to see at a glance.

    Sony CDX-GT565UP

    Written By jsmith, grassy creek,ky on Wednesday, July 11, 2012

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    this is the best head unit for the money you can get in my opinion! and the service is great and people are very friendly and helpful would reccommend this unit to anyone that wants a great sounding stereo!

    Pros: easy to use and looks great and radio picks up great

    Cons: none

    Great receiver

    Written By PV, Catoosa, OK on Monday, July 02, 2012

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    Easy to use with some time, but basic functions are intuitive. Made back speakers in a 2006 jeep Wrangler "come alive". Great EQ control.

    Pros: Great EQ control, good power. USB port is a definite +

    Cons: Takes a little time to get used to the eq menu

    Great value, impressive feature set

    Written By Jake, Norcross, GA on Friday, June 22, 2012

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    - Impressive features for the price. Pandora control! 7 band EQ! Remote control! Variable color display! The list goes on and on. Clearly, a great choice at this price. BTW, I highly recommend the Crutchfield outlet deals, either that or look for a coupon code.

    - I bought this for my wife's car and she approves. I chose this unit because it has so many of the features I wanted at a price I am happy with. But, along with features comes the learning curve. It takes some practice to set up every one of the options. You will need the manual to remember what some of those menus are for. Not the most intuitive head unit. But there are several different ways to configure your system with this receiver, and that is a huge plus. It's very flexible. Make sure you read the manual to understand your options.

    - Upgrading from the factory, single-DIN 2001 CD player, sound quality is a major improvement. I already had some basic Kicker coaxial speakers in the car, but this Sony CD receiver made the bigger difference.

    - My build quality nit-pick is that the speaker outputs on the wire harness were such a tiny gauge that I had trouble stripping the wire without cutting one or two strands off. It seemed to be less than 20 gauge wire, but the setting for 22 gauge on my wire strippers was cutting a little too much. Maybe my fault, but it was frustrating. Sony seems to have skimped on the wire harness.

    Pros: Pandora and iPod control, variable color display with lots of color scheme options, 7 band EQ, wireless remote, front USB AND Aux inputs, flexible output configuration, high-pass and low-pass filters with 3 different slope figures, sound quality improvement over a weak factory stereo, listening position settings, installation kit included from Crutchfield, (worked perfectly).

    Cons: Some menus and operations can be a little confusing, skimpy wire harness, no face-plate case, no Bluetooth, no HD radio.

    sony cdx gt565up

    Written By Bob, NJ on Saturday, June 16, 2012

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    Bought this for my wife. Installation was a snap,everything needed came with it. Only took a day for her to get the hang of this unit,with a little help from our son. They both really like the sound and the light show.

    Pros: Overall quality.

    Cons: none

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    Written By Marcus J, Ford,VA on Tuesday, June 12, 2012

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    This is a very surprising unit!! I recently installed one in my 1994 Jeep Cherokee and it was an amazing upgrade for the price.

    Pros: It's powerful, colorful, expandable, easy to operate and install.

    Cons: The only thing I don't like is it's not android compatible

    SONY Car Receiver

    Written By Bob, Pensacola on Thursday, June 07, 2012

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    I would purchase again.

    Pros: Nice quality. Great sound. Love the iPod port.

    Cons: A little difficult to setup.

    Disappointed

    Written By Sonic Purity, Pasadena, CA on Tuesday, June 05, 2012

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    We were happy with the factory radio, marked Toyota 16814 (front), other than its lack of iPod support. Requirements for the replacement included a well-tracking CD player (and no dropping of the front panel to use it), a great analog radio section with actual physical preset buttons, and great iPod support.

    Sorta got the last one. :-(

    Crutchfield recommended the Pioneer DEH-4400HD. Problem with that model is its serious volume knob issue (see its reviews). That, the horribly bad manual, and learning that Super Tuner has for years been an ad slogan instead of reality led me to drop it and go with the next best: the CDX-GT565UP.

    I would have been OK paying a couple hundred $ more to get a truly good tuner and/or CD player mechanism. But more money only buys more Features that we do not want nor need: BT, nav, video, etc. Research made clear that *not enough people care about great radio nor CD any more*: there isn't a great FM section anywhere in anyone's lineup.

    I'm a former "stereo" repair tech (repaired over 1100 CD players). I've amassed a collection of **extremely** difficult to play/track manufactured audio CDs and test CDs. The factory player tracks extremely well, as one would expect for a 2001-vintage CD player. The Sony tracks like a so-so mid-1980s player. Just 9 years ago, one could go to any discount store and buy a $10 portable CD player which would run circles around this one in tracking ability. As co-inventor of the CD format, Sony should be ashame

    Pros: The display is good and so far we're not having trouble seeing it in bright sunlight. The colors are fun, but personally i'd rather have a better tuner and/or CD player. Has RDS and can play CD-RWs (not that we care about this), unlike the factory radio. Sound quality is fine: no better nor worse than the factory radio over the factory speakers. iPod functionality is so-so on the Sony and great in "passenger mode" on the iPod itself. AAC for flash drive files Dims with dash lights

    Cons: Mediocre tuner section no good for weak FM stations, lousy CD player tracking on defective discs. Quantitatively, measured mono sensitivity of our Sony is 2.5 dB worse than the factory radio. Qualitatively, the FM on the Sony "picket fences" much more than the factory radio when listening to low-powered "college" music stations. Absolute range didn't seem that different, but *listenable* range sure was! The factory radio is vastly superior at variably blending to mono to minimize noise.

    Sony cdx-gt565up

    Written By mrdeeno2, Nebraska on Wednesday, May 23, 2012

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    A wonderful ,quality tuner for the money! It is so easy to get set up and set system to preferances

    Pros: Quality,cool factor, easy adjustments

    Cons: sound could be a little richer..needs some good amplification.

    Sony CDX-GT565UP

    Written By RC5, Glendale, Ca on Friday, May 18, 2012

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    This was the first radio purchased in decades and I was surprised by technical improvements in auto radios and custom control of sound and colors. Its easy to set up controls with manual. My 02 F150 stock spreakers have come alive. Crutchfield service is great. I'm a customer for life.

    Pros: Great unit for the price. Sony products are great.

    Cons: None

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    Written By Anonymous, Kingwood TX on Friday, May 18, 2012

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    Good product

    Sony CDX-GT565UP

    Written By Anonymous, Boaz Al on Tuesday, May 15, 2012

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    Great product

    Pros: Way more features than I expected with a great price

    Cons: Controls could be a littleore intuitive, especially when using with an ipod

    sony

    Written By Nelson, Northern Neck on Thursday, May 10, 2012

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    Too complicated

    Pros: Looks good, good price.

    Cons: All I want to do is adjust bass/treble...very complicated....Too many steps.

    Great Unit, Great Price

    Written By BillE, Bethlehem, PA on Thursday, May 03, 2012

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    Great head unit with a lot of features for the price. My last Crutchfield bought Sony head unit lasted so long that I had it in 6 different vehicles. I finally got bored with it, although it still sounded great. This unit was less money with more features. Will probably buy another one for my wife's Jeep!

    Pros: Everything!!

    Cons: None!!

    Sony CDX-GT565UP

    Written By Dave F., Chicago, IL on Tuesday, April 24, 2012

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    Installed this stereo in my daughter's 2004 Intrepid. The sound along with the cool design (multi colored LED) makes this unit a great purchase! Crutchfield rocks! They made this process very easy for me to follow. All the right adapters and instructions simplified the installation. It was a breeze!

    Works great

    Written By RickM, Dundee, MI on Monday, April 23, 2012

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    So many features, I have to carry the manual. Good sound. Easy to install.

    Pros: USB and Aux inputs

    Cons: