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Our take on the Sony CDX-GT660UP

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.

Sony's CDX-GT660UP CD receiver puts an impressive set of visual and audio delights at your fingertips. It'll match its display and button colors to your dash or the beat of your music, and gives you a variety of musical options — including in-dash control of PANDORA® Internet radio.

Tap into online music
If you're a fan of PANDORA®, you don't have to be told how cool it is to enjoy the music you love wherever there's an Internet connection. Connect your iPhone to the front USB input, and you'll be able to control PANDORA® from this Sony. Listen, rate, create — you'll have complete control.

You'll enjoy easy access to your iPod® or iPhone's music library, with Quick BrowZer, Jump, Zappin', and other Sony tools on hand to help you find the tunes you want, right away.

Dynamic Color Illuminator
It's fun to match the color of your new receiver to your dash lighting, but Sony's Dynamic Color Illuminator goes one better. Its Sound Synchronization feature changes the display colors to the beat of your music. It's a cool way to spice up your late-night cruising.

Awesome audio controls
Sony's Advanced Sound Engine offers sound quality that's several notches above most factory radios, with excellent dynamic range, stereo separation, and fidelity. You'll also find some nice touches like the Automatic Level Optimizer, which continually balances the output of your sources so the volume stays even from song to song.

The EQ7 7-band equalizer gives you lots of options for adjusting the sound to match 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 you can sit in the perfect stereo "sweet spot" by using the Listening Position time alignment tool.

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio 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 Sony, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls.

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 or its optional iPod adapter.

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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)
    • detachable face with 2-line LCD display
    • Dynamic Color Illuminator for customizable button and display colors
    • built-in PANDORA Internet radio control when used with your iPhone
    • built-in RDS (Radio Data System)
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • plays CDs and USB devices
    • EQ7 7-band equalizer, Listener Position calibration, DM+ advanced sound restoration, Rear Bass Enhancer, and Dynamic Loudness
    • 24-bit digital-to-analog converter
    • adjustable 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 satellite radio tuner (not included) — subscription required
    • inputs: front-panel auxiliary and USB inputs
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear, sub)
    Other features and specs:

    Hands-on research from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

    Features and Specs
    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant Yes
    RMS Power Output 17 watts
    Peak Output 52 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen No
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Display Color Variable
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 7
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Expandability
    AUX Input Front
    USB Input Front
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible No
    Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen
    Nano Nano7/Nano6/Nano5/Nano4/Nano3/
    Touch Touch5/Touch4/Touch3/Touch2/To
    Mini No
    iPhone Phone5/Phone4S/Phone4/Phone3GS
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 8 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    Product Research
    What's in the box?

    Download owner's manual

    • AM/FM CD receiver (with 10-amp fuse inserted into chassis)
    • Face
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Trim ring (installed)
    • Wiring harness
    • Wireless remote control (RM-X211)
    • CR2025 Lithium battery (installed in remote)
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • 4 Flathead ISO-mount screws
    • Face-fixing screw
    • Operating Instructions (Eng/Fre)
    • Installation/Connections sheet (Eng/Fre)
    • US Limited Warranty sheet
    • Canada Consumer 1 Year Warranty
    • Face fixing screw note

    Our Product Research Team

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

    Display Features

    Flip-Down/Detachable Face: The CDX-GT660UP features a manual fold-down face which provides a larger display & greater protection for the player's CD slot & your CD discs. In addition, the unit features a detachable face for theft prevention. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face non-detachable, if desired. The unit's fold-down face requires 1.75" of open space in front of it to fold-down properly. No face case is included with this unit. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can be purchased for this unit.

    Caution Alarm: If you turn the ignition switch to the Off position without detaching the front-panel, the caution alarm will sound for a few seconds. The alarm will only sound if the built-in amplifier is used.

    2-Line LCD Display: The Sony Xplod CDX-GT660UP features a 2-line LCD display which lets you view source name, station information, track number with playback time, artist/song titles, time, menu, and clock. You can adjust the display's contrast in 7 steps.

    Dynamic Color Illuminator (35,936 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-GT660UP 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.

    USB/Aux Connectivity

    USB Port: The receiver's front-panel Type-A USB port can be used for plugging in a (MSC) Mass Storage Class or MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) type USB device. 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 128 folders with 500 tracks each when connected to a USB Mass Storage Device. The CDX-GT660UP 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.

    Content Transfer/SensMe Online Software: The Content Transfer/SensMe online software can organize your music into playlists that perfectly match your mood, scene, and location, making it easier to choose the music that fits the moment. SensMe actually looks at the beats-per-minute and automatically groups your music (stored on your windows-based computer) into channels, making listening and managing all of your content even simpler. Once you have downloaded & used the SensMe software to organize your PC's music, you can then transfer that music to your USB device (Not iPod/iPhone) for playback on the Sony head unit. You can select & play a channel that fits your mood from the following categories.

    • Time of Day: Tracks are recommended for each time of day. Choose from Morning, Daytime, Evening, Night, or Midnight.
    • Music Type: Plays tracks according to the music type. Choose from Energetic, Relax, Upbeat, Mellow, Lounge, Emotional, Dance, and Extreme.
    • Driving Type: Plays track that are suitable for type of driving. Choose from Freeway, Chillout Drive, Weekend Trip, Midnight Cruise, Party Ride, Morning Commute, and Going Home.

    Note: Download of the Content Transfer/SensMe online software to your windows-based computer is required to enable the SensMe function on this head unit. The software must be downloaded to your PC & then music content must be transferred to a USB (MSC) device. The SensMe software is not compatible with iPod or iPhone.

    System Requirements: Your Windows-based computer must meet the following system requirements.

    System Requirements
    CPU Intel Pentium III Processor 450 MHz or higher
    OS Windows 7 (SP1), Windows Vista (SP1 or later), Windows XP (SP2 or later)
    RAM 256 MB or more (for Windows XP), 512 MB or more (for Windows Vista or later)
    Port USB
    Monitor High color (16-bit) or more, 800 x 600 dots or more
    Connection Internet

    Note: 64-bit & Media Center versions of Windows XP are not supported. Not compatible Mac.

    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.

    iPod/iPhone Control

    USB 1-Wire iPod/iPhone Control:  The GT660UP's front-panel USB port allows you to connect your iPod/iPhone via a single cable (iPod dock connector-to-USB cable; 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.
    • 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.
    • Music Navigation: You can choose to control the iPod/iPhone from the head unit or from your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen.
      • Quick-BrowZer: the Quick-BrowZer feature allows you to browse your iPod/iPhone's music library by Artist, Album, Song, Genre, Playlist, or Podcast
      • Alphabetical Search: search within a specific Quick-BrowZer category or All tracks alphabetically (A-Z)
      • Zappin: with the 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
      • Repeat & Shuffle Play: Repeat (Track/Album) & Shuffle (Album) playback modes
    • 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.

    Note: If you have an iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), or iPhone 5; use the Lighting-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect to the head unit.

    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-GT660UP provides complete access to your Pandora account using your iPhone, via the head unit's front-panel USB port. To access Pandora you must have an Apple iPhone (iOS3 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-GT660UP 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-GT660UP is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 10/8/2012):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod Pandora App Artist/Song Text Track Info
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5C 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5S 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    4th 6.1.3 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    5th 7.0 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N N Y Y Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    7th 1.02PC Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    video 5th 1.3 Y N Y N N Y Y Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N
    2 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N
    3 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N
    4 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N
    mini 7.0 Y N 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.

    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.

    MP3/WMA/AAC Playback: The Sony CDX-GT660UP allows 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-GT660UP can 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).

    Note: 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, iPod, or from your connected USB Mass Storage Device 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-GT660UP 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 Tuning: The radio features 5 memory bands to store and receive AM/FM stations. You can store up to 6 presets each in FM1, FM2, FM3, AM1 and AM2 (total: 18 FM/12 AM). Preset tuning can be done manually or automatically.

    • Best Tuning Memory (BTM): This feature selects stations with the best signals within the selected band and stores them in order of their frequency. You can select from FM1, FM2, FM3, AM1, and AM2.
    • Manual Tuning: You can manually tune and find your favorite radio stations one by one for FM1, FM2, FM3, AM1, and AM2.

    Auto Tuning: You can use the seek button to help you search quickly through the available stations and then choose your own presets from these available stations.

    Local Seek Mode: In the Local Seek Mode, the unit will only tune in stations with very strong signals during Seek tuning.

    Mono Mode: The Mono Mode allows you improve poor FM reception by selecting a monaural signal instead of a stereo signal.

    SiriusXM Ready: The Sony CDX-GT660UP 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

    True Fidelity Sound Construction: The Sony CDX-GT660UP FM/AM compact disc player 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-GT660UP is equipped with Sony's Dynamic Reality Amp to produce 3-dimensional sound staging for more realistic sound inside your vehicle.

    24 Bit D/A Converter: The Sony CDX-GT660UP utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior CD sound quality.

    CEA2006 Compliant Amplifier: The power specifications for the Sony CDX-GT660UP 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-GT660UP 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 2-Volt Preamp Outputs: The Sony CDX-GT660UP is equipped with 2-volt Front, Rear, & Sub pre-amp outputs giving you the ability to connect to 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.

    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.

    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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    Cool receiver. It does what it's supposed to do
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    Written By Roger, Minnesota on Wednesday, September 18, 2013
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    Very nice product-GREAT support from Crutchfield
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    Easy instructions for install, EXCELLENT support from Crutchfield
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    Needed an antenna so I had to go buy one. It was not brought up or mentioned in my initial call
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    Written By ADO, Powell, WY on Monday, September 16, 2013
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    Good receiver especially at the sale price I received. Love everything about it that I have tried out. Can be a little complicated at times, but that makes for good options if you're patient. I have no real complaints and highly recommend it as a good value!
    Pros:
    Great radio reception esp. in low quality areas, Sony quality, lots of options for using the color and easy to use USB and AUX.
    Cons:
    Lots of options = fiddle with it a lot on the road. That could just be me. Also I had minor difficulty reattaching the faceplate the first few times.
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    4 out of 5

    Sony CDX-GT660UP Cd Player

    Written By SSHandy572, Orem, UT on Tuesday, September 10, 2013
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    This receiver has a nice, bright display. The pre-set EQ's give you a nice range of sound choices, but also allows for custom tuning. This particular installation happens to be connected to the stock vehicle amplifier, and sometimes there is no sound output when the unit is clearly otherwise working. I do enjoy the 2 front inputs for audio sources, and the 3 sets of 4-volt pre-outs make it very expandable for external amplifiers that I may add in the future. Overall a pretty decent unit for the price.
    Pros:
    Inputs, pre-outs, great display, good sound field choices from EQ settings
    Cons:
    Navigating the menus is more difficult than need be, sometimes audio out to stock amp does not work
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    5 out of 5

    Excellent

    Written By DWH, Colorado on Tuesday, September 10, 2013
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    So far so great! Time will tell but I am very satisfied with this unit.
    Pros:
    I love the looks and everything that it does.
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    5 out of 5

    NICE

    Written By ShonH, South Carolina on Thursday, August 29, 2013
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    Exceeded my expectations
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    5 out of 5

    Sony CDX-GT660UP

    Written By Rose, San Antonio, TX on Saturday, August 10, 2013
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    Very snazzy looking unit with lots of cool features
    Pros:
    USB port, aux jack, pandora radio, satellite radio capable
    Cons:
    No cons I can find
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    4 out of 5

    Good radio, but if you want satellite, be aware...

    Written By Matthew H, Boston, MA on Thursday, August 08, 2013
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    I just finished installing this radio in my 2005 Subaru Outback wagon. Disassembling the car's instrument cluster is a pain, especially because of the climate control cable, but if you have patience and smallish hands, it's works out fine.

    The instructions for the radio are reasonably clear, and the wiring harness provided by Crutchfield worked perfectly. In the "Setup" menu for the radio, there are some options that only work if the radio is powered off - mainly the "Caut Alm" caution alarm setting, which emits an annoying beep every time you turn the car off. You can turn the alarm off, but only if the radio is off. Weird.

    Apart from that, the sound quality is fine. I'm not an afficianado, so it's definitely good enough for me.

    But: my old car radio was a Sirius unit, and I had the Sirius subscription. When I got this new radio, I also got the SXV200V1 SiriusXM tuner, because my old tuner, which was OLD, wasn't compatible with the new radio. As far as I can tell, the SXV200V1 is the only satellite tuner that is compatible with this radio. The thing that isn't clear at all is that, if you already have a *Sirius* subscription, you have to switch over to an *XM* subscription with this tuner. And that means your channel lineup with change. I had "Sirius Select" - I had to move over to "XM Select" - same price, mostly the same channels, EXCEPT that XM Select doesn't include Howard Stern. If you want that, you have to upgrade to XM Premier for an extra $3.50/month.
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    5 out of 5

    Great Radio

    Written By Jesse, Arlington, TX on Tuesday, July 16, 2013
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    This radio was a great buy. I love all the options.
    Pros:
    Easy to install
    Cons:
    None
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    5 out of 5

    Sony CDX-GT660UP

    Written By xgrimm, Smiths Station, AL on Tuesday, June 04, 2013
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    I love Sony products because of their quality and long life. I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants a good quality product
    Pros:
    Sony quality, ease of use
    Cons:
    None
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    5 out of 5

    amazing product

    Written By Dan, Worcester Mass on Sunday, May 19, 2013
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    Well this was my first car stereo system I have installed. The installation was very easy to do and took about a day to hook up. The radio came with every thing I needed to install. The radio and speaker I purchased about two months ago have the best sound quality you can get for the money. I would recommend this radio to any one who wants a quality stereo for their car or truck
    Pros:
    easy to use easy to install looks great high quality radio
    Cons:
    none
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    5 out of 5

    Love the options!

    Written By Jesse S., Spokane, WA on Sunday, May 12, 2013
     
    Over all I love this stereo in my 2000 Focus ZX3 with after market speakers and infinity basslink 10" sub. Ive owned it for over a year. easy to use, easy buttons to touch and turn, lots of options for a fairly advanced audio set up. I will buy this for my second car (Pontiac Grand Prix)
    Pros:
    -Turn your rear speakers into "subs" -LPF and HPF slopes and multiple freq. -7 band EQ -Lots of colors to match your mood or car color -browse iPod with stereo or the device, you choose -select your location in the car for a better soundstage effect.
    Cons:
    I've noticed a couple glitches or "problems" foremost is when my car is only running off battery (ignition mode) and the volume is up pretty loud the stereo will power off and start back up. It's like it's got a circuit breaker built in. It's frustrating because sometimes at parties I don't want exhaust fumes.
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    4 out of 5

    Sony CDX-GT660UP

    Written By AndrewJ, Farmer City, IL on Tuesday, April 30, 2013
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    Very good unit. Easy install with the master sheet provided. Would definitely recommend this unit.
    Pros:
    Great sound. And a lot of customizable features.
    Cons:
    Kinda difficult to configure sound, color, ect. Had to refer to the paperwork included on more than one occasion.
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    4 out of 5

    Good value at a reasonable price

    Written By Caffeinator, Fulton, IL on Monday, April 29, 2013
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    One of the things that drew me to this unit was the 7-band EQ. Not many budget units have that. I like being able to customize the sound profile. I just wish it had more than one custom profile slot. The multitude of colors is cool too. Navigating to find music stored on the ipod took a little getting used to. And the DM+ feature that enhances highly compressed music has it's pros and cons. It can make some tracks sound fuller and richer and some it makes them sound tinny. Overall, though I am pleased with this purchase.
    Pros:
    Good sound quality and features in a budget unit.
    Cons:
    Not as easy to navigate to the music you want to find as in a double DIN touch screen unit.
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    3 out of 5

    Pretty Decent Product

    Written By Anonymous, Cleveland on Thursday, April 25, 2013
     
    Way better than my (Mazda) factory system was, but it's still probably outdated, by now. There's no bluetooth phone or streaming. Navigation of the USB devices (thumb-drive, iPod and iPhone) is nearly impossible, especially while driving. Forget about searching. And the shuffle only works in one folder which is a bummer. It has some pretty sweet programming to make the most of the factory speakers. Sounds good.
    Pros:
    Love the simulated subwoofer in the rear speakers. Charges devices hooked up to USB, and plays music from them.
    Cons:
    No bluetooth, no phone connectivity, USB cord comes out of the front, tough to navigate music on USB devices (especially when driving)
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    3 out of 5

    Pretty good - not great

    Written By richb, Southern California on Tuesday, April 23, 2013
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    Overall this is pretty good. Sounds good, and feature set is complete. Main complaints are related to user interface and equalizer (the custom 7-band EQ was the main reason I bought this unit). The EQ turnover points are not displayed anywhere (you just have to know what they are from the manual) which is annoying, and the EQ adjustment is only +/-6dB each band; this can be problematic when trying to correct for larger problems. I'm not crazy about the selection of turnover points on the equalizer; In the lower octaves the turnover points jump from 160Hz to 400Hz, leaving out the critical 250 - 300Hz area where most annoying car resonances seem to fall.

    The display is especially ugly, and the text characters are large and blocky (and all upper-case), so unable to display much info without scrolling (a pioneer that a put in another of our cars is much more attractive, and informative).

    I don't really like the fact that you have to fold down the hinged front panel to insert/eject a CD; this means you have to disconnect your front-panel USB device to put a CD in - kind of a pain when you're trying to drive.

    Unit sounds good, and aside from these issues it provides pretty good value for money.

    Pros:
    Sounds good, decent value for money, good feature set
    Cons:
    Hard to use, lousy ergonomics, must fold down front panel to insert/eject CD, Equalizer interface could use some work.
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    5 out of 5

    Great Deck

    Written By Weston, Monte Vista, CO on Friday, April 19, 2013
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    I've bought this deck for the two line display, a built in clock, and the color changing display. I have not been disappointed with it's performance in any way. Installation was a breeze with the provided kit. Great tuning options to allow for best possible sound. This was put into a 2004 Ralliart with the 6 speaker infinity system stock. Since my car has all four speakers powered by the infinity amp I had to purchase a different connector, fortunately this is hardly a setback.

    Other thoughts: the low frequency crossover cannot be disabled, as a result the bass from this deck doesn't hit as hard as the stock one. In most vehicles that's a good thing but in mine it wasn't, but hey that's what under-seat sub boxes are for right?
    Pros:
    Everything but the low frequency crossover.
    Cons:
    Cannot disable low frequency crossover.
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    5 out of 5

    Great radio

    Written By David R, Flushing, NY on Tuesday, April 16, 2013
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    Great radio love color display
    Pros:
    Very easy to use great price
    Cons:
    None
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    5 out of 5

    Great Headunit!!!

    Written By DB3, Charlotte, NC on Tuesday, March 19, 2013
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    Hard to get used to but sounds great and has a lot of cool features!!
    Pros:
    Features
    Cons:
    Hard to get used to
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    4 out of 5

    sony cdx gt660up

    Written By Anonymous, ohio on Tuesday, February 26, 2013
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    I do enjoy the sound quality from this receiver but its kind of hard to use.
    Pros:
    Very cool display lots of colors
    Cons:
    Very hard to control hi low you have to use the 7 band feature and try to control it that way, there is no bass + - or treble + -
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    4 out of 5

    Steve's Review

    Written By Anonymous, Baltimore, MD on Monday, February 25, 2013
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    This is a good tuner for the money. I like the Sirius XM connectivity, along with the iPhone hookup
    Pros:
    Remote control, MP3 player, iPhone connection, USB port
    Cons:
    Faceplate is a huge pain to re-attach
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    5 out of 5

    Awesome Replacement

    Written By Blair, Wernersville, PA on Wednesday, February 20, 2013
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    I have no complaints about this product. There are many features to customize the sound and display of this head unit. I am extremely happy with my purchase. The main reason i was drawn to this headhunt was because it allows Ipod control. If i ever have to replace a stock head unit I will go straight back to this one.
    Pros:
    Ipod control, USB port, AUX port, Multi color display, Looks awesome
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    5 out of 5

    The Best

    Written By Mataming, Leander, Texas on Saturday, February 16, 2013
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    I love Sony products and this doesnt change my mind one bit. Perfect !! About to purchase some Polk Audio component speakers. Hoping to create my best setup yet. Thanks Crutchfield.
    Pros:
    3 pre-amp exits.
    Cons:
    NONE.
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    5 out of 5

    Quality Stereo

    Written By frankez, Bossier City, LA on Thursday, January 24, 2013
     
    Amazing upgrade over my stock Monsoon tape (yes, that's embarrassing) deck w/10 cd changer. Don't know why GM would put a tape deck in a 2001 Camaro SS, but I digress. This Sony unit is an amazing value, sounds great, and is easy to install. It has totally revived my stock speakers to the point it almost sounds like I replaced the speakers as well! I love the color customization and the USB/iPod interface. Great stereo, you won't be disappointed.
    Pros:
    Pretty much everything.....
    Cons:
    Steep learning curve....but not insurmountable.
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    5 out of 5

    Great Radio

    Written By Joy, LaGrange, Ga on Monday, December 31, 2012
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    I bought this radio for my husband's truck so he could use his new IPod. Crutchfield included everything that he needed to quickly remove the existing radio and install the new one. Sounds and looks great. Thanks for always including everything down to the smallest detail!
    Pros:
    Looks great.
    Cons:
    Has a lot of sound settings to figure out.
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    5 out of 5

    Buy one

    Written By Bob, Eatonville, Wa on Saturday, December 29, 2012
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    Great Stereo, sound, and looks. This is the third one I've bought for different cars that we have had over a couple of years. Never have had any problems. It puts out great sound and looks very nice. Not much more that I can say about it. Try it, you'll like it.
    Pros:
    Price, Sound, looks, quality, ease of use.
    Cons:
    Have to read the instructions to menu through the features. Not really a con though is it? Easy to understand...
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    4 out of 5

    Good value

    Written By Dan, New Boston, MI on Thursday, December 27, 2012
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    This is an excellent component. It has all the features I wanted at an affordable price. It was easy to install and has fine tunability with the equalizer. It produces excellent sound quality. I would recommend this unit.
    Pros:
    Satellite-ready, Ipod controls, USB port, equalizer. Good installation and operation manuals.
    Cons:
    Controls are not intuitive. This gadget requires study of the manual to operate, so it is impossible for someone who doesn't know the unit to operate it. It also means that it is dangerous to operate while driving, what with all the inconsiderate drivers on the roads. The website claims it fits the cars I purchased it for, but not without the 1 inch spacer that makes it protrude from the instrument panel. It looks like a psychedelic wart sticking out there, scrolling through those 35000 colors.
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    3 out of 5

    Disappointing for a SONY

    Written By David40, St Pete, FL on Sunday, December 09, 2012
     
    I bought this unit primarily for playing mp3's through the usb port in the front. Mp3's play with horrible distortion through the port. I thought I had blown speakers but then it sounds great if I play the radio. I'll be looking to try a different brand.
    Pros:
    Looks great and has a ton of nice features.
    Cons:
    Good looks and cool features are meaningless it the sound is bad.
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    5 out of 5

    sony cd player

    Written By paul, missoula mt on Monday, December 03, 2012
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    a great cd player. lots of cool stuff to pick from and change, you can really set it up how you want to listen to your music and how you want too.
    Pros:
    great all around quality
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    3 out of 5

    Almost

    Written By Randy, Vancouver, WA on Monday, November 26, 2012
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    Installed in my wife's car. Installation went smooth all THREE times I did it. I installed three times because I thought I had messed something up. When lowering the faceplate to use the CD the main knob hits the trim and barely lowers enough for clearance to insert a CD. You have to contort your hand/fingers to push the button to eject the CD. I didn't mess up, just poor design. And don't even try remove and put the faceplate back on, incredibly hard to align just right.
    Pros:
    Wife hardly ever uses CD's and doesn't remove the faceplate.
    Cons:
    Poor design.
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    4 out of 5

    Sony CDX-GT660UP

    Written By Caleb, Lincoln, NE on Tuesday, November 20, 2012
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    I have this receiver installed in a 2000 S10 truck powering 5 1/4" Focal Polyglass speakers in all four speaker locations and it's an amazing leap from the factory sound system. I am planning on running an external amp to really bring the Focals to life. It gives me complete control over tweaking the sound from the subwoofer to the speakers. The only real complaint I have about it is the control over my iPhone (although this could be due to the decline of quality of Apple software recently) When listening to a certain playlist or certain artist through my headphones, I get into my truck and plug it in and keep listening to the same song but when I try to change the song, the receiver pauses for about a second or two and starts playing the first album, alphabetically, on my iPhone. This makes it so I have to search on the receiver to get back to the music I was originally listening to which gets old pretty quickly. Also, if you have 'shuffle' activated on the iPhone then you can't shut it off from the receiver, you have to unplug the iPhone and turn off Shuffle then plug it back in...Which brings you right back to having to search through the receiver to get back to your music again! Overall it's a great value and is built well and of course customer service from Crutchfield was amazing as always!
    Pros:
    Tons of options, plenty of power, lots of control over sound
    Cons:
    iPhone control is very aggravating at times
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    5 out of 5

    Second one

    Written By EricL, Theresa, NY on Sunday, November 18, 2012
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    Really like this radio. So much so that I purchased a second one after putting on in a 200 Jetta. The new one went in a 2005 Trailblazer. Crutchfield sent everything I needed. The Onstar adapter went in with little difficulty. Plenty of room going from Double DIN to single. Forgot to adjust the chimes before putting the dashboard back together.
    Pros:
    Easy install, radio plays just about every media source out there. Color choices.
    Cons:
    not enough power. Vehicle adapter should have had a tray for a phone or Ipod.
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    5 out of 5

    Sony CDX-GT660UP

    Written By old music lover, Oxford, Michigan on Tuesday, November 06, 2012
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    Who needs an Ipod? A 16 gig flash drive holds about 400 hours of music. Put it on shuffle and never turn it off.
    Pros:
    Everything
    Cons:
    Nothing.
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    5 out of 5

    Great Product with Awesome Receptionb

    Written By Lee, NY on Saturday, September 29, 2012
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    Needed a receiver that had the following requirements: RDS, Aux Input, IPOD Control, Low FM sensitivity and direct access to the preset stations by buttons. I initially wanted BT so I went with the Pioneer DEH-6400BT. The first thing I noticed was that the display was hard to read and the reception left something to be desired. I also found that I was not able to answer BT calls. I switched to the Sony-MEX-BT4000P. The reception was great, the display was easy to read but I was still unable to answer BT calls. This is what happens when you have an old phone. So realizing that I didn't need the BT functionality I stepped down to the Sony CDX-GT660UP. The radio has ALL of the same features of the Sony-MEX-BT4000P EXCEPT the BT. I couldn't be happier. The reception is superb. Where I had trouble getting stations in other radios, this one brings them in crystal clear. The unit is easy to read and has all of the functions I desire. The only complaints I have are with the user interface. While it is a bit confusing (i.e. you hit the BIG button to get to the menus, but a very small button to turn the unit off) it is not a deal killer. Overall I am very happy with this receiver. If you don't need BT, this is a great choice. If you do, the go with the Sony-MEX-BT4000P. You won't be disappointed.
    Pros:
    Great reception, Aux interface, Direct Access to pre-stored stations
    Cons:
    Menu navigation can be a bit confusing
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    5 out of 5

    Sony CDX-GT660UP

    Written By bt, Atlanta, GA on Wednesday, September 12, 2012
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    I installed this receiver to replace the factory unit in a 1999 Jeep Wrangler. Everything exceeded my expectations. It what easy to install, looks great, sounds great and was reasonably priced. I recommend it heartily!
    Pros:
    As above, sounds great, easy to install, looks great.
    Cons:
    I'm old enough where I don't want to learn a bunch of new things. The receiver has so many features and functions it can seem overwhelming.
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    5 out of 5

    Love It.

    Written By Ken C., Atlanta, GA on Sunday, September 09, 2012
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    Oh yes, oh yes. This headunit is awesome. My Ford Focus came with a factory "upgraded" stereo that was pretty terrible. Come to find out the real limitation was the factory headunit. Now the speakers sound much clearer, and the little subwoofer has come alive. Highs, low, mids, it's all improved. The controls on the unit are first rate, with large, crisp buttons and a joystick-like volume knob. The tactile, rubberized knob makes reaching out and controlling the volume easy without looking. The multi color display is no gimmick and really adds a great affect. My only complaints are that you have to hold the source button for a second or so to turn off the unit. This is the only way to stop playback, there is not stop or pause button. If that's the biggest complaint I can think of, it must be pretty good, right? Great bang for the buck and has all of the features you will want, minus Bluetooth. Sony wants more moolah for that feature...Oh well. Verdict: Click BUY.
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    4 out of 5

    Sony CDX-GT660UP

    Written By forsakenriceboy, Marysville, ca on Monday, August 27, 2012
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    I've had my eyes on this Sony CDX-GT660UP for about a year now, before i finally purchased it. I'm glad i have purchased this Sony CDX-GT660UP and not something else. I've always purchased and had pioneer cd/mp3 player for my car but i gotta say, Sony have done a good job with this receiver. Defiantly would recommend it to someone. ;D
    Pros:
    sound quality, awesome color display..
    Cons:
    face does suck sometimes when putting on, other than that, aWesome receiver. :D
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    5 out of 5

    Sony CDX-GT660UP

    Written By Anonymous, New York, NY on Sunday, August 19, 2012
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    I love it I upgraded from my factory radio and I love every bit of this radio from the to the sound to the control. I have not one complaint at all. I even loved the goodies I got just for getting it from crutch field
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    5 out of 5

    Great Stereo!!

    Written By mtlmstr, San Luis Valley, CO on Thursday, August 09, 2012
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    This was so easy to put in, we had it installed in two hours!
    Pros:
    This stereo is great, I love the ease of use, the multi colors and sound.
    Cons:
    The assembly, the combination of the sleeve and mounting plate, seems loose. It rattles when I go over rough roads.
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    5 out of 5

    Great features and great value!

    Written By boyoboyoboy, Normal, IL on Thursday, August 09, 2012
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    I bought this radio to replace the factory radio in my son's Ford F-150. My primary reasons for buying this was price, the everything you need install kit, and the iPod usb interface. The color display was a nice feature that I wasn't expecting. I like the graphic equalizer display as well. I struggled a little bit at first trying to use it without reading the manual, but was able to figure it out. I give 5 stars across the board. I wasn't sure on the sound, because it is not fair to evaluate it given the crappy factory speakers in the Ford F150. Overall, my son and I are very pleased with this purchase. I'm also very pleased with the service and follow-up by Crutchfield. They care!
    Pros:
    * Easy Installation * Ipod Interface * Color Schemes * Crutchfield Support
    Cons:
    * Not Intuitive
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    4 out of 5

    Great Sound, Easy Install

    Written By Dan, Sanford, NC on Saturday, August 04, 2012
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    I bought this for my Mom's '83 Mercedes 380 SL to replace that awful, non functioning Becker which was OEM. After much research Crutchfield was the only site that made me comfortable that it would fit, that I wouldn't have to cut into the wiring harness, and that all the wires were going to connect correctly without trial and error. All of those things were accomplished and the installation was flawless. The Benz only has two front speakers and I was not going to cut into a cherry classic car but the sound is excellent, especially given this is a noisey roadster. As for "cool", well you get a little of that "Midnight in Tokoyo" look with it. I wish I could turn off the equalizer show. Just not necessary. I wanted sound, not show. But other than that and the fact that you have to page through a lot during setup, and the buttons are a bit small and not obvious it is pretty easy to use once you work with it a bit. Probably not so easy for the '92 year old owner, though.
    Pros:
    Fits perfectly! Crutchfield's harness for the car model is exact. Installation was very easy. Great sound, even with just the 2 OEM speakers! Many nice features with USB, iPod, Pandora, and good FM capture. Controls the power antenna just like the Becker. Great value!
    Cons:
    Looks just a bit cheezy in the Benz. Give us a way to turn off the junk displays.
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    5 out of 5

    All I Can Say is "Wow"

    Written By MarkC, Phoenix on Monday, July 02, 2012
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    Upgraded from factory to this. Added the XM tuner as well, very pleased. Display is hard to read in bright conditions, and I wish it had a clock display that was visible all the time, but overall, I'm very satisfied. The install was in a 2012 Hyundai Accent, and Crutchfield included the new bezel, but no harness adapters were available.

    Volume level is OK, I added a small sub-woofer amp and a 10" sub for getting more bottom, but that's a function of the acoustics more than anything else. I upgraded to "Kicker" component speakers in the front earlier as well as replaced the rear door speaks.. all bought from Crutchfield.

    I now look forward to listening to my car stereo, where before it was pretty sad sounding.
    Pros:
    Great sound, a lot of features, cool colors on the display, easy to use
    Cons:
    Display is hard to read in bright sunlight Really only one usable line for the display, limited in scope
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    4 out of 5

    Sony CDX-GT660UP

    Written By Anonymous, brandon, ms on Thursday, June 28, 2012
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    Good radio easy to install.
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    4 out of 5

    Sony GT660UP

    Written By bg, Midwest on Tuesday, June 26, 2012
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    Greatly disappointed in the tuner reception, can get 98 mhz stations with much trouble but going above or below that frequency range lots of static on the FM side. Even with stations whose towers are 5 miles from my location still has a lot of static, doesn't matter if the engine is running or shut off. AUX connection, IPOD and CD, sound is crystal clear coming through stock speakers that came with the vehicle.
    Cons:
    tuner receiption, would like to have had a faceplate case come with the unit.
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    5 out of 5

    Great stereo!

    Written By JC, Boston MA on Thursday, June 07, 2012
     
    I wanted a new stereo to replace the stock model in my Hyundai Accent before I left for a long trip. I purchased only the stereo & planned to buy the speakers at a later date. My brother had a little bit of trouble installing it with the hardware that was included for free, but once it was in, I couldn't be happier with the quality & sound. The sound is so great that I never even needed to purchase new speakers. I am still using my original stock speakers. I haven't even taken the time to play with the colors or other features. I just know it looks great & sounds great & that's all I care about!
    Pros:
    great sound
    Cons:
    reattaching the stereo face is sometimes tricky
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    5 out of 5

    Serious bang for my buck!

    Written By Francois, Greeley, CO on Sunday, April 15, 2012
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    I missed out on a closeout head unit i was looking at in January. BOY am I glad I did! I saw this sucker come up as an equivalent unit and decided for the price, I couldn't resist. when it came with the free dash kit and wiring harness for my car, I knew I was in for a treat. The first time I fired it up and actually had my music playing through it, I was blown away by the quality! Even on the stock Hyundai Speakers, it sounds world class! At the time I installed the unit, I also installed my MTX sub-woofer box and MTX sub amp. The connection to the unit was solid from the start and the woofer sounds even better than new! My dream configuration is realized by the USB port on the front and the ability to use an aux jack if I wanted to. I purchased a 16GB ergotron USB drive prior to getting this unit. The drive is one of those that has a very low profile plugged into a USB port. (it sticks out even less than the adjustment knob does!) the drive has an amber light that flashes as it's being played, but that just adds to the "Coolness" factor of this unit. I get compliments all the time that it's almost as if the unit has it's own internal hard drive! The ability to mix and match colors with my dash lights is awesome and the ability to change them on the fly is a nice feature to show off. LOVE the fact that it has a dimmer wire so that when the headlights are turned on, the unit face dims with the rest of the dash! (gives it that stock stereo installation feel!
    Pros:
    EVERYTHING about this unit is awesome, I couldn't be more pleased with this! I am using a 16GB Ergotron USB drive and it reads everything on it without any trouble and VERY fast. when I turn off the car and pull the face with the drive still plugged in, when I put the face back and hit "source" it picks up right where it left off even in the middle of a song!
    Cons:
    Wish it came with a case for the detachable face, it's been hard finding a good one. When you play music through the USB and you're listening to continuous mixed tracks, there is a 1/2 second gap in the tracks. I feel this is a limitation of the technology however and not the ability of the unit to read the songs in high speed. Even my sony MP3 walkman has a longer pause than this unit.
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    5 out of 5

    Great receiver

    Written By Rob, Rapid City SD on Thursday, April 05, 2012
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    I have had this receiver for about 3 weeks now, I have been very impressed with it so far. After my first Sony I decided to try this one when the speakers in my Mercury Mountaineer started going out. I paired it with Kicker speaker, and the difference in sound quality is amazing. The unit is very easy to use. I would recommend this receiver to anyone that is looking for a good sounding and sharp looking receiver for their car.
    Pros:
    Any color of lights is cool USB hook up remote control
    Cons:
    none
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    5 out of 5

    love it!

    Written By KC, NH on Monday, April 02, 2012
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    Very nice deck. Sound quality is excellent & I love the "rainbow" color setting. Having a little trouble finding all the fine-tuning stuff but only b/c it's so different from my old one...it would likely also help if I read the manual lol but I'd rather play to figure it out ;-)
    Pros:
    Everything so far
    Cons:
    None
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