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Smart styling, smartphone ready

Sony's MEX-N6000BH CD receiver cuts a bold figure in your dash, with carbon-fiber style accents and variable color illumination. And it works with your smartphone, offering plenty of ways to use it in your car. Sony's App Remote feature lets you take charge of selecting sources, picking radio stations, and launching apps from your phone's touchscreen, while on the other side you can select apps using this radio's source button, the same way you'd choose the CD player or radio as your source. Best of all, App Remote lets your phone work as a display for the receiver, so you can see album art, track info, caller information, and more on your phone, rather than reading it off the receiver's single line display.

Connect to a compatible iPhone® through Bluetooth®, and you can talk with Siri, activating voice commands and inquiries from the receiver. Speak your commands and you'll hear your iPhone response through your car's speakers. And this receiver will notify you of any incoming text messages, so you can keep your eyes on the road.

Impressive sound from HD Radio™

HD Radio

The MEX-N6000BH includes a built-in HD Radio tuner — HD Radio stations offer near CD-quality FM broadcasts and great-sounding AM too. Plus, you can use iTunes® Tagging to save info on songs you hear for later purchase when your iPhone® is connected.

More options for entertainment

Check out your latest CD, or browse your favorite Pandora® Internet radio stations from the receiver's controls. You can plug your iPhone® or iPod® into the USB input — Sony's Quick-BrowZer® makes it easy to search for songs by artist, album, song, genre, or playlist. And you can add on a SiriusXM tuner (subscription required), if you want to experience an unparalleled variety of news, talk, sports, and music wherever you drive.

Sonic adustments

Sony's impressive Advanced Sound Engine, featuring a 10-band EQ to adjust your tone, digital time alignment to set up a perfect stereo "sweet spot," and frequency filters to make your speaker setup shine. Sony's powerful Digital Reality amp offers strong output and realistic audio reproduction. If you're looking to expand your system with external amps, you'll find three sets of preamp outputs to make the job a little easier.

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With the MEX-N6000BH's HD Radio tuner, you can enjoy crystal clear radio broadcasts.

Bluetooth convenience

Built-in Bluetooth adds a new level of convenience and capability to your car. You can pair up your mobile phone and talk hands-free when you get a call, plus you can stream the music stored on your mobile device wirelessly to this Sony receiver. Pairing is easy with Sony's Simple Secure Pairing system, and if your phone supports NFC, you can simply touch it to the receiver to pair the device.

Want to keep your steering wheel controls?

In most cars, you'll need an adapter to retain those controls with a new car stereo. If you're not sure if you need an adapter, call, chat, or email an Advisor for help determining what you'll need for your vehicle.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

Product Highlights:

    General Features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (17 watts RMS CEA-2006/55 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs, including discs loaded with MP3, WMA, and WAV files
    • Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • built-in HD Radio tuner
    • NFC offers instant Bluetooth pairing with compatible phones
    • detachable face with variable color illumination
    • Sound Synchronization displays color changes timed to your music
    • remote control
    Smartphone Features (see Details for info on compatibility with specific smartphones and apps):
    • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control
    • App Remote 2 mode for iPhone and Android
    • Pandora Internet radio control with iPhone, Android, and Blackberry smartphones
    • Quick-BrowZer and Jump Mode search features
    Audio Features:
    • EQ10 10-band equalizer
    • Digital Sound Enhancement Engine improves digital file sound quality
    • Listening Position time alignment
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • loudness
    Expandability:
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • inputs: front panel auxiliary input; front USB input
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other Info:

    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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    Sony wins me over again

    Written By daynot, Pennsylvania on Thursday, August 27, 2015

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    I bought this unit to replace an older Sony Receiver that did not have USB, Blue tooth, and Aux. inputs. I was happy with the performance of the older Sony, but wanted the input options. HD radio is also a good option. I checked other brands, but couldn't find any that came close to this unit's options and price. I have always had good luck with Sony in the past, so I decided to stick with them. This unit was more than I expected. The sound quality was much better than the older unit. The display colors make it very customizable. The sound program also males it more versatile. Getting used to the operations take a little time, but no different than any other device today. Take time to read manual carefully to understand options. The remote is easier to use than unit buttons. I do have some trouble getting the unit to receive signals from driver position(I have radio installed in a Full size Ford Van). I think the sensor is to close to the control knob.

    Pros: Good appearance and sound. Custom colors to match dashboard display. Many options in sound program. Good value and price.

    Cons: Button operations take some time to fully understand. Infrared sensor could be located in better position.

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    Written By KenW, Denver on Monday, July 13, 2015

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    It was an easy install, especially with the suggested kit. I wish there was an easy way to show the time when using the tuner. The other thing that would make more sense to me is to have the menu button be a short press to switch between display modes and a long press to bring up the menu. I spend a lot more time switching to find the time than I do making changes in the setup.

    Overall, great sound with the factory speakers, plenty of options to get the display how you want it, very nice features for the price.

    Pros: Great sound, very customizable

    Cons: No easy way to show the time when using the tuner

    Source.... so many....

    Written By JC, California on Sunday, June 28, 2015

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    This deck sounds great in my opinion in my little 2005 Miata. The installation was easy as well. Although if I ever have to take it out again it may require a bit more work to get it out. I have 3 problems with this deck which could be easily resolved in their next deck.

    #1. It doesn't show the time when it is playing music, I think it shows the time if you are on certain type of music source. #2. Too many sources, its great to have so many options, but couldn't they at least dedicated one button to Tuner? I have to scroll through 10 options to get to Tuner. #3. Whenever the volume is changed, it makes a noise. Is that really necessary and can I turn it off?

    If you can get past those three things, this is a great little deck because it does sound good and the display is bright enough even under severe daylight like in a miata with the top down.

    Pros: Great sound and viewable display.

    Cons: No clock.. Need a dedicated Tuner button.. Silly source button have to be used to scroll through 10 different sources.. Makes useless sounds when changing the volume..

    Total piece of cake

    Written By LMB, Washington on Sunday, June 21, 2015

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    Install was a total piece of cake. Old factory radio out and new unit up and running took about 5 minutes.

    Pros: Easy install, great sound, features are plenty. Bluetooth is very clear.

    Cons: Takes too much time to learn all the functions. A better set of instructions for all the functions would help. Perhaps use the old Airline style graphics. in the manual or provide an online tutorial. Learning the different functions takes too long to be safe while driving.

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    Written By Anonymous, Hialeah, Florida. on Sunday, June 14, 2015

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    Well no easy use. And the Crutchfield. Technical they don't have idea how work it.

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    Written By Anonymous, Chicago il on Saturday, June 06, 2015

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    Good product

    Great for the price

    Written By SpencerS, Pennsylvania on Friday, June 05, 2015

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    It's a great radio. Great sound. The call quality appears to be good. It's great on my side. The six "channel favorite" buttons on the bottom can also be used to rapid dial your six favorite phone numbers. Most of the buttons on the face do more than one thing, which means that the device has twice the functionality, but it also means that you have to remember more and sometimes you have to wait for function A to time out before you can use function B. For example, the volume dial can be used to roll through selections or as volume. If your hand slips while you're driving and operating at the same time, you could find yourself with really loud volume that you can't turn down because it's in scroll function. This isn't unique to this device or the Sony brand. Many have this issue. There is some discussion of whether this can play USB files. Yes, it can. But it can't read, NTFS, can't read 64gig drives, (not sure if it can read 32 gig, but it can read 16gig). That being said, I don't think thumb drives are the best way to play music on this. The manual says that when it's reading mp3 files from a CD, that it has a limitation of 150 folders, and a combination of 300 files and folders. I don't know if the same is true of thumb drives. With a CD, it might load the file names into the radio's ROM, while the thumb has index files. So I don't know, but it is a concern. Hold down the Magnifying glass button and it will show you the folder names, but only one layer up.

    Pros: (continued) The volume dial allows you to scroll through your folders or tracks. Hitting the Search forward button seems to make it go to the first file in the first folder. I found navigating in general with USB to be not so great - especially since the screen can only show a small number of characters at a time. I think hooking up your phone or other mp3 player and using those controls would probably be better. This thing does a great job of autoconnecting bluetooth audio so you're all set

    Cons: (continued) every time you sit in the car. The Sony App Remote (get in the Play Store for free) allows greater functionality of the radio, but it also auto turns on when you get in the car. So if you're sitting on your phone, you could be accidentally pushing buttons on your radio. Also, on my phone, when the App is on, my keyboard won't pop up, so I can't type in an address into the phone's GPS, or anything else. The only way around this is to manually turn off app every time or un-insall.

    Excellent

    Written By Frank, Milwaukee on Wednesday, June 03, 2015

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    Works great. Recommending

    Quality

    Written By Bubbles, Michigan on Sunday, May 31, 2015

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    Overall a good factory replacement.

    Pros: Easy to use

    Cons: Only issue is don't really know how to set the EQ settings correctly. the highs, treble, and bass.

    Mostly great!

    Written By Malibu01, Michigan on Thursday, May 21, 2015

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    I'm loving almost everything about this stereo. The sound quality is great. I love the HD radio -- fantastic. This Sony tuner does a very nice job of pulling in difficult stations. I've been very impressed with the bluetooth. After the initial pairing it has worked perfectly with my phone (Android 4.4) every time. Phone calls are very easy/intuitive to receive and the sound quality is great -- much better than the speakerphone on my phone itself. You can also make phone calls & control the phone using voice commands. This doesn't really work well, but that is my phone's fault, not the receiver's. When using the phone the stereo pauses/mutes and then restarts completely seamlessly. Bluetooth streaming is also trivially easy; just play music on the phone and it works. The one major exception is the AppRemote application on the phone. I uninstalled it and my life is much better. The AppRemote does do a few neat things, like allowing you to control the source, the balance/fade, and set the equalizer. If I need it, I will just reinstall the app for a few minutes and take it off again. The menu system is a bit of a pain to wade through, but it is manageable. I think that the AppRemote tool is actually the only way to adjust the EQ and the balance/fade, which is a bummer because the app itself is lousy (see below). Oh and tons of colors for the display is fun/nice (including white if you are boring, but like things easy to see).

    Pros: Sound quality, HD radio, and Bluetooth are wonderful! All of the things that are the most important are fantastic.

    Cons: AppRemote is pretty bad. When AppRemote is running on your phone, you cannot stream audio. And AppRemote starts automatically every time you get into your car, so I end up having to wait 10 seconds for it to launch, then I have to close it. Pain. It is also buggy and tends to lock up the phone. If it locks the phone, then the receiver itself also locks. For instance, my phone locked up yesterday and then I could not change source on the Sony unit itself until I restarted the phone.

    Great android integration

    Written By PaulH, Minnesota on Thursday, May 14, 2015

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    This is a fantastic radio, especially if you own an Android phone and enjoy the extra stations available on HD FM. The bluetooth pairing with my phone was remarkably fast, and integration with Android is extremely well done.

    I was able to quickly tailor the sound using the 10 band equalizer to suit my taste and the audio characteristics of my car and speakers. The "position" audio configuration was especially nice, and set the speaker volume and delay to make the sound perfect in my driving position.

    The single-din size and limited display area are a bit of a drawback. I set the radio to just display the source and clock, and I use my phone to pull up the artist, album, and song title when I want to know. The flexible color configuration more than make up for this.

    I found the access to options to be very intuitive once I went through the manual. all in all a terrific head unit for the price.

    Hint: If you have a Samsung phone, disable "S Voice" and you will be connected to the (in my opinion) superior "Google Voice" app for voice recognition. For example, all you need to do is long-press the volume button, say "Navigate to 1234 Main Street, Anytown Mass" and navigation will display on your phone. driving directions will come through the head unit whenever a turn is coming up, but your music will continue to play. Fantastic!

    Pros: Android integration, Sound configuration, Color configuration, HD FM

    Cons: limited display

    What More Do You Need?

    Written By Snipefarmer, New Hampshire on Monday, May 11, 2015

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    I really hate to give Five Star reviews, but I really can't think of any reason to give this receiver fewer. It's got the features I wanted (Bluetooth and HD radio), integrates nicely with my Android phone (be sure to download the app from the Sony website) and sounds great with the OEM speakers in my '05 Tundra. My only complaint is that it's difficult to switch between sources, but that's because there are so many options (tuner, CD, Aux, USB, Bluetooth audio, etc.). And all at a very reasonable price.

    Pros: Sound quality, Android integration, value

    Cons: Fussy front panel and user interface

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    Written By John F, Reading,Pennsylvania on Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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    Easier to use than my Sony 4100 and Pioneer, a breeze to install using the Crutchfield instructions and supplied kits. Both rear channels on the Sony 4100 crapped out after 2 years, thanks for the extened warrenty.

    Pros: Price, Sony quality, ease of use.

    Cons: Rear mounting bracket shakey, didn't use

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    Written By JayF, California on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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    Made my daughters 2002 Honda civic come alive...

    Pros: Great value for the money. Easy install thanks to the help of Crutchfield folks

    Cons: instruction manual could use a bit more work.

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    Written By Anonymous, Sacramento, CA on Monday, April 20, 2015

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    Good stereo. This is what I was looking for and it meets the manufacturers description. Very happy with it.

    Pros: Great functions, easy to use, easy to install.

    Cons: Plastic face plate is kinda cheap. I'm worried that taking it off and off a lot will eventually break something.

    Sony radio

    Written By Jim O, Denver, CO on Friday, April 17, 2015

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    Good sound quality

    Pros: Good sound quality

    Cons: Faulty app always defaults to start on music from usb.

    lots of great features

    Written By Jerry, Texas on Sunday, March 29, 2015

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    Bought it to get Bluetooth in my son's car. Voice command dialing is great! Was waiting.for Bluetooth with HD radio--both work well and sound great through JBL component speakers and a bazooka BTA 6100! Plenty of power and the selectable sound field is also great! Now I've ordered one for me!

    Pros: Excellent features, solid Sony quality, great price!

    Cons: None yet! Maybe they should make a double DIN version.

    Good Radio

    Written By Frankie, Texas on Sunday, March 29, 2015

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    Really high quality radio for price and brand. Well beyond what I originally expected. I enjoy using it with my phone's blue tooth or the auxiliary chord especially, and find it easy to switch between modes. Highly recommended, Sony delivers.

    Not Bad at All

    Written By Landon, Farmington, Utah on Sunday, March 22, 2015

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    I bought this stereo to put in my dad's F150. To start, it is definitely a fantastic option for the casual "I want something better than the factory stereo" user.

    I personally have a double din Pioneer receiver in my own car, and I didn't understand the ease of use until I tried this Sony receiver.

    It's a great receiver, and it works better than advertised, it's just a bit more complicated than I would like, and a bit hard to figure out without reading the instructions.

    Pros: Mic quality is Outstanding (better than my own) Sound quality is great. Looks great.

    Cons: A bit hard to navigate through the interface. The consistency is weird - sometimes it connects Bluetooth, but when playing audio through Bluetooth, it plays through the phone rather than the car. Interface seems unnatural.

    Overall Quite Good

    Written By Audio Phil, Ohio on Wednesday, March 18, 2015

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    Had to replace the factory radio on my daily commuter (2002 Prizm) and was looking for an HD tuner with bluetooth for phone and audio. This unit fit the budget, had all the features I wanted and the lighting display coolness factor is just gravy. Functionally everything works well and the unit feels pretty solid by today's standards. The controls are pretty intuitive if you've used a head unit made in the last few years (particularly a Sony), but the few controls with deep menus will take some getting used to and probably require some reference to the user manual if you're used to using an older radio. Display is very legible, even in full daylight with the sunroof open. Sound is clear and customizable. My only real complaint is the tuner is not as sensitive as I would like (as in I can't pick up stations in places that I could with the factory radio). And, as always, with Crutchfield's instructions and adapters, installation is a breeze.

    Pros: Cool lighting, good sound, controls fairly intuitive, built-in HD radio, good call quality using bluetooth

    Cons: Tuner sensitivity is inferior to factory radio (don't pick up stations as far out), Bluetooth Pandora function doesn't seem to work with the Pandora app on my Galaxy S4.

    Amazing In-dash Receiver

    Written By Anonymous, Delaware on Wednesday, March 18, 2015

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    I love this stereo! It has everything I was searching for and more. It is really easy to navigate the menus and the sound quality and power is better than acceptable. The built-in Pandora Radio control is a nice feature. I highly recommend this stereo.

    Pros: Changeable illumination color, plenty of power, attractive styling

    Awesome Product!

    Written By Kevin310, California on Monday, March 16, 2015

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    I am extremely impressed with my new stereo in my car. It has given my car new life! It is so easy to use and has many features available to fine tune your music. The automatic connection to my phone every time I get into the car is impressive. I just turn on my Bluetooth and as soon as I start the car, its connected. The carbon fiber design on the stereo is very cool and gets me many compliments.

    Pros: Stylish, Easy to use, Good looking, Many sound customizations available

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    Written By Chuck, The "D" on Saturday, March 14, 2015

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    installed in my 2000 Miata, and my girlfriends Dodge Stratus. Both of us are pleased with the system. Still in the learning process how all works.

    Pros: great sound, good features

    Cons: Bummed I received an email yesterday saying they are now cheaper.

    No regrets

    Written By Scott CA, California on Thursday, March 12, 2015

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    I replaced my 2003 Audi's factory Bose stereo because of the lack of features and inputs. I am very pleases with the features and input options on this Sony, but even more satisfied with the HD FM sound. I actually enjoy listening to FM again! I live about 40 miles east of Los Angeles and am surrounded by hills and mountains that caused FM interference with my standard FM reception. I now receive dozens of HD FM stations with sound quality rivaling my cd's and iPhone. This is a very good product with power and quality exceeding my Bose system.

    Pros: HD FM reception. Color options to match any car including my Audi red dash lights. Best option for a single height car install (Audi TT doesn't have space for a double height Stereo).

    Cons: None

    Not bad but needs improvement

    Written By Anonymous, Orlando, FL on Sunday, March 08, 2015

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    The display needs to be much brighter - very hard to see in daylight, especially with sunglasses. Lots of Features but the menu tree is very complicated, even when using the app. Syncs with iPhone and android but works better with android. This would be a much better unit if it was simplified but it's not a bad unit for the money.

    Great Product

    Written By MS, Michigan on Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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    I have been using this product for a couple of months now as a replacement in an Escape. Recommend getting the installation kit to make installaion and function with the existing sub woofer a breeze. sound is great but you will want to use the build in equalizer to match your sound preferences. easily mates with phone and has good phone conversation qualitys. Microphone placement is Key. The controls could be a bit more intuitive but I have never had an aftermarket stereo that has intuitive controls. Definately fits the need and would but this item again.

    Pros: Ease of install with kit. connects and works well with phone. sound is very good

    Cons: needs more intuitive controls.

    great stereo but hard to fit in my car

    Written By Tom, California on Saturday, February 07, 2015

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    This seems to be a good receiver with lots of features and good sound quality. Biggest problem is that due to the depth of the unit, it is a tight fit in my 2001 BMW 325., A simple install has turned into a fairly major project. I hope to resolve by removing more dash panels to find room for plugs and wires. (Crutchfield recommended using a Line Output converter - which I did not use- which would have made the installation even harder. The user manual is in small print and you'll need to review it MANY times to understand how to use all the features and navigate all the settings.

    Pros: Tuner seems pretty sensitive and selects between adjacent channels well. USB, CD and bluetooth inputs all work well. Many settings to customize look and color of the display and sound character.

    Cons: tight fit in my car and styling is slightly glitzy compared to restrained BMW styling. Wiring harness wires are very thin gauge. Disconnecting from power (e.g. disconnect car battery) loses ALL settings.. No connection to dash dimming in my car.

    Awesome Customer Service & Delivery

    Written By GreggR, Wilmington, DE on Thursday, January 29, 2015

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    I spoke to Max yesterday to place my order for the Sony MEX-N6000BH and some accessories. He was very professional and yet at the same personal and friendly. Max promised me a 2 business day delivery...so I should receive everything by Friday afternoon. A little over 2 hours ago, there was a knock on the front door and it was UPS with my order from Crutchfield!! I was so surprised that I already received everything in just 24 hours!! What an incredible 1 business day turnaround from this awesome company. The box was well packed and hopefully this weekend I'll be able to install my stereo. More to follow after the stereo is in the car. Thanks again Crutchfield and thank you Max!!

    Pros: Super fast delivery, box packed well, great Customer Service!!

    Cons: None

    Simple, Loaded, Powerful

    Written By Steve V, Omaha, NE on Saturday, January 24, 2015

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    After much research, it was between this and the Kenwood KDC-X898 (3 line display) or Kenwood KDC-BT758HD (2-line display). I'm glad I chose the Sony, even with it's single line display. All the reviews I read on Crutchfield and other sites had one common thread.... CAN'T SEE THE KENWOOD DISPLAY in daylight. There were no such complaints on this one. I drive a 98 Taurus. I wasn't looking for much, but a little more than the factory cassette player. I play in 2 bands, and we are always recording our practice sessions and emailing them to each other. It's nice to be able to connect via Bluetooth and this rig connects with great ease. When I get back in the car, it's already connected (LG optimus G phone). The menu functions are not overly-complicated. You will not find yourself ten-deep in sub folders to set this thing up. Simple "press to store" your favorite FM channels just like a factory radio. Sound is amazing- and for anyone on the fence about spending the extra money for HD radio- DO IT. It is a NOTICEABLE difference. I've found myself wanting to drive around in my car for no apparent reason for the first time since high school- the factory speakers sound that much different. I also installed the XM. Piece of cake. Although my particular install isn't what I'd call a "breeze" (19 ft harness from rear to front) Crutchfield's kit made it happen with no issues. This unit has more than I will ever use. I'm very pleased. Buy it. You won't be disappointed!

    Pros: Intuitive menu options and set-up. You will need the instructions, but it's pretty straightforward. I have NO PROBLEM seeing the display, even in bright sunlight. The Bluetooth functions auto-connect very well. Plenty of excess audio controls for those with amps, subs, etc. You will find you spend very little "heads down" time with this unit while driving. It seems you are never more than 2 deep in any menu- form follows function- I need to drive. Not program the next moon rocket.

    Cons: The only real complaint I have- and I knew this may be an issue going in- is the single line display. It does auto-scroll, but only for what you have selected ( via a simple push of a button) . So if you want station, artist, and song- you will have to toggle between them... but then again, it's a button push. No navigating through menus.

    Great sound quality, love the HD radio

    Written By Jpearson, Palm harbor on Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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    Brought new life to my Durango, great sound, HD radio is awesome and the ease of use on the Bluetooth make taking calls super easy.

    Pros: Bluetooth, power, HD radio

    Cons: No directions, very hard to figure out all of the functionality

    Sony MEX-N6000BH

    Written By DwayneH, Pierpont, Ohio on Saturday, January 10, 2015

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    Great sound, easy to use and install

    Pros: Ease of use and installation

    Cons: None

    Sounds great!

    Written By Stephen H, Morgan Hill, CA on Friday, January 09, 2015

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    I am really impressed with the sound quality. The buttons take a little getting used to, but I suppose that's the same with any head unit. All parts and wiring required for installation were included (thank you Crutchfield!), so it went in easily.

    I like that the Bluetooth re-connects upon re-entering the car almost immediately with no input from me. I just have to hit play!

    Pros: Sounds great! Good Bluetooth connectivity

    Cons: Pretty button heavy, I wish it was a little sleaker and simpler.

    Highly Impressed

    Written By JeremyC, Utah on Wednesday, January 07, 2015

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    Purchased due to the amount of features it came with and I couldn't be happier with the purchase. I really like to dial in how my audio sounds and this deck comes with a lot of settings that can really help with it. The 10 band EQ tuning is awesome and the subwoofer settings are nice. It looks clean in the car, especially with the different color options available. I haven't had trouble seeing it in the daylight and the dimming feature for night is a lot better than any other deck that I've owned. The bluetooth works and sounds great. It's simple to use and feels like a quality product.

    Pros: Good Bluetooth connectivity, Sounds great, Looks great, has a lot of options.

    Cons: Single data line can make navigating menus harder

    Good Unit!

    Written By RTG, Oak RIdge, Tn on Tuesday, January 06, 2015

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    This is my third Sony unit in 3 different cars. Its very easy to use, sound quality is sufficient I don't need an external amp. Light patterns are cool effect.

    Pros: user friendly

    Cons: none

    Car Stereo

    Written By Kenneth B, Langsville OH on Thursday, January 01, 2015

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    I like this stereo and would recommend it to any else who is looking for a good stereo system for there vehicle.

    Driving is a pleasure again!

    Written By Toughtoy4x4, Montrose, CO on Tuesday, December 30, 2014

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    The Sony MEX-N6000-BH is a versatile CD receiver with all the bells and whistles although it can be a bit overwhelming to someone replacing a factory head unit. True customization of all features and full access to Bluetooth features are this unit's strengths. The ability to control this receiver in multiple ways with multiple devices is cool but you'll probably find yourself choosing one and sticking with it. The sound quality is fantastic and super adjustable with the 10-band EQ and genre presets. If you have factory speakers, you're gonna want to upgrade to really enjoy the sound of which this unit is capable. Dodge delivered my truck with Infinity speakers but I upgraded and WOW!, what a difference! This unit is truly feature-packed so take your time and read the manual. Pick a feature, learn to use it, then move on to the next. It may be a bit frustrating but it'll be worth it!

    Pros: Ultra-customizable, feature-packed, great sound presets and 10-band EQ, multiple control options: voice, smartphone, iOs devices, and included remote, 18-watts RMS provides plenty of power without an amp.

    Cons: Single data display line, clock not displayed as default, no case for removable faceplate.

    Great Unit

    Written By Anonymous, Westminster, MD on Saturday, December 13, 2014

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    Great unit but takes some time to get used to.

    Great Radio

    Written By TimH, Kearney, NE on Wednesday, December 10, 2014

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    This is a great deck. When I started searching for a replacement radio the Sony's really stood out to me. I knew I wanted something with Bluetooth, and HD radio. This unit fit all my selling points to a T and Crutchfield had the best price, hands down!

    Pros: HD Radio Bluetooth External mic for Bluetooth connection Front facing USB connection

    Cons: HD Radio option seems to be stuck in "Linking" mode a lot No mute option (other than turning the unit off, that I have found) Android app to control unit can be temperamental at times No option to rotate through the "Artist", "Song", and "Album" info automatically. Unit just displays which ever one is currently set.

    Solid

    Written By Lance, Boulder, CO on Thursday, December 04, 2014

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    Great deck. i really wanted one that had both built in bluetooth and HD Radio as well as front facing USB and AUX and this fit the bill perfectly. The bluetooth works as it should. NFC pairing works great with my phone (a Verizon LG G3). Lots of control over the sound you want. 10 band equalizer works great. High/low pass filters, loudness setting, digital clarity algorithm, good sub controls (though I don't currently run a sub). Has everything you'd need to fine tune an expensive sound system. For a single DIN, it's a pleasure to use.

    Pros: - Lets you choose the backlight color (awesome for matching it to your car's dash coloring) - Search feature that makes use of the scroll knob works quite well.

    Cons: - Won't display clock and radio station setting at the same time, but that's pretty standard for most single DIN decks - Haven't gotten the bluetooth Pandora control to work with my phone as yet, but that could very well be a simple compatibility issue with my phone. I can still stream audo over the general bluetooth setting perfectly fine and it sounds great.

    Sony MEX-N6000BH

    Written By Anonymous, utah on Saturday, August 30, 2014

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    Over all the is great, Only link my iphone 4s one time and it work since then. ***You need the Amp to make it sound a little better or you can play with an EQ to get the sound you want*** The installation was good, With the Crutchfield people, They know what's take. Thanks

    Hands-on research

    What's in the box?

    Download owner's manual

    • CD receiver (10A fuse)
    • Face
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Trim ring (installed)
    • Wiring harness
    • Wireless remote control (RM-X231)
    • CR2025 Lithium battery (installed in remote)
    • Microphone w/ visor clip (attached 11' cord terminated by a right-angle male 3.5mm connector)
    • Two-sided tape
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • 4 Flathead ISO-mount screws
    • Face fixing screw
    • Operating Instructions (En/Fr)
    • Installation/Connections sheet (En/Fr)
    • Limited Warranty Sheet
    • Face fixing screw note
    • Important Notice

    Features and Specs

    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant Yes
    RMS Power Output 17 watts
    Peak Output 55 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 10
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Expandability
    AUX Input Front
    Audio/video Input
    USB Input Front
    Memory Card Slot USB
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM
    HD Radio Built-in
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen
    Nano 7/6/5/4/3/2/1
    Touch 5/4/3/2/1
    Mini ---
    iPhone 6+/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS/3G/2G
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 8 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System No

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    Built-in Bluetooth
    Disc & USB Playback
    iPod/Aux Integration
    HD+Pandora+SiriusXM Radio
    Audio Section
    Display Features
    Remote Control

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The Sony MEX-N6000BH is equipped with built-in Bluetooth (version 3.0), allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.6 (Hands Free Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.3 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.5 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Sony MEX-N6000BH. Please visit Sony eSupport for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled phones.

    Simple Pairing: With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the Sony MEX-N6000BH without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. You can register up to nine Bluetooth enabled devices with the Sony head unit and keep two devices connected at all times (only one can be used at a time). Once paired, the MEX-N6000BH will automatically re-connect to your device when in close proximity. The head unit also offers unique pairing for Android and iPhone smartphone to make Bluetooth pairing even easier.

    • Near Field Communication (for Android): Android (OS 4.0+) smartphones that have Near Field Communication (NFC) pair simply by touching the Android device's NFC tag to the head unit's NFC tag on it rotary-knob. For older Android smartphones with OS 4.0 or lower, download the NFC Easy Connect app from Google Play to use the head unit's NFC pairing function.
    • USB Pairing (for iPhone): You can pair your Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+) by simply connecting it to the Sony head unit via USB and activating the Bluetooth function on your Apple device.

    Hands-Free Communication w/ External Mic: The Sony MEX-N6000BH supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled cell-phone (such as your iPhone or Android smartphone). Bluetooth hands-free communication helps to minimize distraction while driving by allowing you to control your mobile phone from the head unit, so you don't have to touch your mobile phone. The controls of the MEX-N6000BH can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also features an external microphone (featuring adjustable gain), so you can carry on your side of the conversation while listening to the caller through your vehicles speakers. And thanks to the latest Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.6) with wideband speech capability, the MEX-N600BH provides more natural sound quality and details during wireless calls. During a conversation, you can switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode.

    • Answering Calls: Incoming calls can be answered manually or automatically (between 3-10 seconds) through the Sony head unit, while the ring tone is output from your car speakers and the caller's name or phone number is displayed on the head unit's LCD. Incoming calls can also be rejected if desired.
    • Dialing a Number: Using the MEX-N6000BH, you can dial a phone number in one of the following ways.
      • Entering Phone #: Allows you to manually dial a phone number using the unit's control dial.
      • Preset Dial: You can store up to 6 contacts in the preset dial for quick dialing.
      • Phone Book: You can store up to 1,000 contacts in the unit's phone book. Up to a 40 character name can be input for each contact.
      • Call History: The unit will store the last 20 calls, allowing you to select a previous phone number quickly from the list.
      • Voice Dial: You can make a call using the voice tags stored on your connected cellular phone.
      • Redial: Use to easily redial the last number you called.
    Note: The external wired microphone offers improved audio quality versus an integrated microphone, so you can be heard easier over noisy traffic and road noise. You can adjust the level of the microphone without affecting the other sources. The external microphone features an attached 11' cable terminated by a right-angle 3.5mm connector which plugs into the mic input on the rear-panel of the head unit. The microphone comes with a mounting bracket which can be clipped to your vehicle's sun-visor or taped to your dash. The external microphone measures 0.525" (diameter) x 1.515" (depth).

    Wireless Audio Streaming (w/ Advanced Music Navigation): The Sony MEX-N6000BH can stream stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth A2DP/AVRCP mobile device (such as your iPhone or Android smartphone). In addition to basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat) for both stored music and music apps, the MEX-N6000BH provides a Search List of your stored music by Category or Playlist (AVRCP 1.4 phones only; which includes Android 4.0+ and iPhone 5.0+). The head unit will also display device's stored music and music app song information; such as Artist name & Song/Album title.

    Note: When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.

    Siri Eyes Free Control: When paired and connected to an iPhone with Siri via Bluetooth (not USB), the Sony MEX-N6000BH has the ability to access Siri through its front-panel control and external microphone. Simply activate the "voice dial" function on the MEX-N6000BH to engage Siri and use the included microphone to communicate with Siri. Siri's voice will heard through your vehicle's speakers. All Siri functions including hands-free calling, music search, setting reminders, text-messaging, audible navigation, and more can be done through the head unit and its microphone. You can even ask Siri to get directions to a destination and the turn-by-turn instructions will heard through your vehicle's speakers, while the on-screen map still displays on your iPhone with Siri. The head unit's audio is attenuated while Siri provides audible directions.

    Note: The head unit will only display hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the MEX-N6000BH ; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).

    Disc & USB Playback

    Disc Compatibility: The unit features a single disc player that will playback CD-Audio and finalized CD-R/CD-RW audio discs. The unit supports the playback of MP3/WMA music files on a CD-R or CD-RW disc.

    USB Port: The receiver's front-panel USB (type-A) port can be used for plugging in a (MSC) Mass Storage Class USB device; such as select Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), portable digital audio players, or USB thumbdrives. The head unit can play MP3, WMA, and WAV music files stored on compatible USB device. USB portable devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the CD receiver's USB port (max. 1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    MP3/WMA/WAV Playback: The Sony MEX-N6000BH supports the following types of MP3, WMA, WAV files recorded onto CD-R/RW disc or loaded onto a USB mass storage class device.

    Media Type CD-R/RW USB MSC Device
    File System ISO9660 Level 1/2, Romeo, or Joliet, FAT 12/16/32
    Playable File Types  MP3: bit rate up to 320kbps
     WMA:
    bit rate up to 320kbps
    WAV (USB only): bit rate of 8-/16-bit
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 150 folders/300 files 10,000 files
    Tags ID3 tag (version 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA tag

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

    Playback & Search Functions: The Sony CD receiver offers a variety of unique playback & search functions.

    • Track/Folder List: The head unit can display a list of MP3/WMA/WAV folders and tracks on a loaded CD or USB device, so you can easily access your music.
    • Jump Mode: Jump Mode gets you closer to the song you want by allowing you to fast forward through a music folder in 10% increments.
    • Repeat/Random: Repeat a single track or repeat an entire folder. Shuffle all tracks or a specific folder.

    Off Insert/Eject + Auto Reload: 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. 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-degrees.

    iPod/Aux Integration

    iPod/iPhone Audio Playback w/ DAC Bypass: The MEX-N6000BH's front-panel USB port allows you to connect your iPod/iPhone via the iPod dock or Lightning connector-to-USB cable that comes with your iPod or iPhone (not included with the head unit). This USB 1-Wire for iPod/iPhone connection lets you directly connect, charge, & control select iPod/iPhones via the USB jack on the front of the unit, as well as view metadata like song title & artist name on the front display. The USB connection bypasses the iPod/iPhone's DAC and uses the head unit's 24-bit DAC to maximize sound quality. You can choose to control the your iPod/iPhone from the head unit (Head Unit Control Mode) or from the Apple device's clickwheel/touchscreen (Passenger App Control).

    • Head Unit Control + Song/Artist Info: The MEX-N6000BH's Quick-BrowZer feature allows you to browse your iPod/iPhone's music library by Artist, Album, Song, Genre, Playlist, or Podcast from the head unit's front-panel control; content in each category will be listed alphabetically. The unit also offers basic playback controls; such as Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track, and Repeat/Random. During Head Unit Control mode, the MEX-N6000BH will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information; including track #, elapsed playing time, song title, artist name, and album label. Newer Apple devices with iOS 6.0+ allow you to continue to use your Apple device's touchscreen to navigate your stored music and access music apps; older iPod/iPhone devices will be locked during connection.
    • Passenger App Control: In Passenger App Control mode, you can navigate the stored music on your iPod/iPhone device through its clickwheel or touchscreen; as well as music apps on an iPhone (iOS 3.0+). Basic playback functions, such as Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track are still available from the head unit. The Passenger App Control mode does not offer song/artist information display. Not all apps will be compatible with this mode.
    Note: 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 (not iPad). If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then this unit will not recognize it.

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Sony MEX-N6000BH is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 9/12/2014):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/App App Remote Pandora App Artist/Song Text Track Info Phone Audio Siri
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y Y N Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4 7.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4S 8.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C/5S 8.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6+ 8.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y N Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y N Y
    4th 6.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y N Y
    5th 8.0 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y Y Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    7th 1.02PC Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y N Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    video 5th 1.3 Y N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N N
    2 8.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N N
    3 8.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N N
    4/air 8.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y N
    mini 8.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    Front-Panel Auxiliary Input: A front panel stereo 3.5mm mini-jack is provided to allow the connection of a portable audio source. Just connect your portable digital music player to this unit, and you can listen to the audio from the portable player through the speakers in your mobile audio system. The volume level of the auxiliary input is adjustable from -8 to +18 dB to compensate for any difference between the unit and your portable device. The aux input can be deactivated in the menu, so it does not appear as an available source.

    HD+Pandora+SiriusXM Radio

    Built-in HD Radio Tuner: The integrated HD Radio tuner receives compatible AM and FM radio stations signals in digital format for improved sound quality while providing metadata information and iTunes Music Tagging so that you can find the songs you like later. HD Radio technology, where available, offers higher quality sound than conventional analog broadcasts and receives text data. HD Radio provides FM broadcasts that are equal to CD sound quality and AM broadcasts that are as good as analog FM stereo broadcasts. Right now there are about 2,000 radio stations broadcasting using digital HD Radio technology in the U.S. To find HD Radio stations in your area, visit the HD Radio website (www.hdradio.com).

    • Station Text: HD Radio provides a variety of data; including station name, song title, artist name, album name, etc.
    • Multicasting: In addition to conventional broadcasts, with HD Radio broadcasting it is possible to choose from up to 8 multicast programs (HD1 to HD8 and analog). There are also data programs for each program.
    • Preset Tuning: The radio features 6 memory bands to store and receive analog and digital 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.
    • iTunes Tagging: The iTunes Tag button on this unit allows you to tag songs (up to 50) you like that are broadcast by HD Radio stations. Information about these tagged songs is stored by the receiver and transferred to your connected iPod/iPhone. When you connect your iPod to your computer, iTunes automatically presents songs in a new "Tagged" playlist so you can preview, purchase, and download them.
    Note: In addition to HD AM/FM stations, the MEX-N6000BH can also receive conventional analog AM/FM broadcasts.

    Pandora Internet Radio: The Sony MEX-N6000BH CD receiver lets you playback and control the Pandora Internet Radio music service that is being streamed to your Apple iPhone, Android smartphone, or BlackBerry. The Sony MEX-N6000BH will also display Artist, Album, & Song information provided by the Pandora app on your iPhone, Android, or BlackBerry smartphone. Your iPhone (iOS 5.0 or later) will need to be connected to the head unit's front-panel USB port with the latest version of the Pandora App from Apple's App Store. Your Android or BlackBerry smartphone must be connected via Bluetooth to the Sony MEX-N6000BH (no hard-wired connection required); your Bluetooth-enabled Android or BlackBerry smartphone must have the latest version of the Pandora App from the Android Market or the BlackBerry App World. Your Android or BlackBerry smartphone must also support A2DP, AVRCP, and SPP Bluetooth profiles. Your iPhone, Android, or BlackBerry smartphone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. In addition, you will need an active Pandora music service account. The Sony MEX-N6000BH provides the following control over the Pandora music service streamed to your USB-connected iPhone or Bluetooth-enabled Android or BlackBerry smartphone.

    • Station List: You can select Pandora stations from your Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z).
    • 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 or smartphone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada and only available in the United States.

    SiriusXM Ready: The Sony MEX-N6000BH 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
    • iTunes Tagging feature lets you Tag songs (up to 50) you hear on SiriusXM and stores the info on your iPod/iPhone; the next time you connect your iPod/iPhone to iTunes, you will be able to preview your selections and then purchase and download them directly from iTunes

    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

    Dynamic Reality Amp: The redesigned, internal Dynamic Reality Amp circuitry boasts 47% lower internal resistance compared to conventional in-dash receiver, delivering 55 watts x 4 channels of Peak power to your vehicle's speakers. This allows you to crank up the volume while maintaining low distortion, low noise levels, and smooth frequency response. The power output specs for the MEX-N6000BH are as follows:

    • Continuous Power Output: 17 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Peak Power Output: 55 watts x 4-channels (220 total watts)

    Note: The power specifications for the Sony MEX-N6000BH 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.

    6ch/2V Preamp Outputs + Sub Control: The Sony MEX-N6000BH is equipped with 2-volt Front, Rear, & Sub pre-amp outputs giving you the ability to connect external amplifiers to your car stereo system. 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.

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

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

    Advanced Sound Engine: Sony's Advanced Sound Engine creates an ideal in-car sound field with digital signal processing. Advanced Sound Engine contains the following features: EQ10, ClearAudio+, Listening Position, Rear Bass Enhancer (RBE), Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE), Advanced Auto Volume (AAV), and Loudness.

    • EQ10 w/ ClearAudio+: R&B, Rock, Pop, Dance, Hip-Hop, Electronic, Jazz, Soul, Country, Custom, or Off (Flat). The Custom mode allows you to make your own equalizer settings. You can adjust the level (+/-6dB) of 10 different frequency bands - Band1 (32Hz), Band2 (63Hz), Band3 (125Hz), Band4 (250Hz), Band5 (500Hz), Band6 (1khz), Band7 (2khz), Band8 (4kHz), Band9 (8kHz), and Band10 (16kHz).
    • 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
    • Rear Bass Enhancer (RBE): 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.
    • Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE): DSEE improves digitally compressed music files by restoring high frequencies lost in the compression process.
    • Advanced Auto Volume (AAV) + Loudness: This feature adjusts the playback volume level of all playback sources to the optimum level. Loudness reinforces bass and treble for clear sound at low volume levels.

    Beep Tone: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.

    Display Features

    Detachable Face w/ Caution Alarm: The Sony MEX-N6000BH features a detachable face for theft prevention. If you turn the ignition switch to the Off position without detaching the head unit's front-panel, the caution alarm will sound for a few seconds. The alarm will only sound if the unit's built-in amplifier is used. No face case is included with this unit. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can be purchased for this unit. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face non-detachable, if desired.

    Dynamic Color Illuminator (35,000 colors): Dynamic Color Illuminator lets you match the head unit's LCD & button illumination to complement your existing vehicle lighting components. With selectable Sound Synchronization, the timing of the color change is synchronized with the audio source. You can select from 12 preset colors (red/amber/m-amber/yellow/white/light green/green/light blue/sky blue/blue/purple/pink), customized color (R-G-B), & 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.
    Note: To change the brightness of the display you can set the MEX-N6000BH 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 Scroll: The Auto Scroll 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.

    Auto Off: When installing in a vehicle without an accessory power wire at the radio location, you can set the unit to turn off all lighting a set amount of time after you turn the power off. The Auto Off feature can be set to 30 seconds, 30 minutes, 60 minutes, or No.

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

    Remote Control

    App Remote Technology: Sony's App Remote Technology offers two-way communication between the Sony MEX-N6000BH and your USB-connected iPhone (iOS 5+) or Bluetooth-paired Android smartphone (2.1-2.3 Froyo/Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0-4.2). You will need to download the free Sony App Remote application from the Apple App Store or the Google Play App Store. This application integrates compatible Apple iOS and Android apps into the selectable source list of the Sony CD receiver and lets you launch apps from the head unit. You can operate basic functionality of compatible audio apps directly from the receiver (operation differs depending on the app). Movie and navigation apps will continue to be controlled from your smartphone. In addition, you can control the receiver's sources directly from the application on your smartphone using simple finger gestures and see detailed source information on the phone's touchscreen.

    • Receiver Sources: The App Remote lets you access the head unit's Tuner (AM/FM), CD, iPhone, Bluetooth, and Aux sources from your phone's touchscreen. You can use finger gestures to tap, flick left/right, or flick up/down on the phone's touchscreen in order to change AM/FM Band, Play/Pause a track, Seek Up/Down a track or station, select a Preset, or access an Album. You will also be able to see song/artist information from MP3/WMA and smartphone sources, as well as station identification numbers from AM/FM radio.
    • Compatible Apps (as of 2/19/2014): The App Remote also provides various music, movie, and navigation apps which can be accesses from the Sony MEX-N6000BH's source list. Available operation differs depending on the application.
      • Music Apps: Music apps include; Pandora, AUPEO!, iHeartRadio, MOG, and TuneIn. The head unit only provides basic Play/Pause functions and no song/artist information for these music apps.
      • Movie Apps: Movie apps include Netflix and YouTube. Video will be displayed on your