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Our take on the Sony MEX-N6000BH

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.

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™

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.

Sony MEX-N6000BH CD Receiver

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.

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:
    • 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 tuner
    • inputs: front panel auxiliary input; rear USB input
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other Info:
    Preliminary info from the manufacturer
    Features and Specs
    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant
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    Yes
    RMS Power Output
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    17 watts
    Peak Output
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    52 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth
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    20-20KHz
    Preamp Outputs
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    6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs
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    Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs
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    Preamp Voltage
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    5 volts
    Display Color
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    Variable
    Key Button Color
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    Variable
    EQ Bands
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    10
    Wireless Remote
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    Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible
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    Adapter required
    Parts Warranty
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    1 Year
    Labor Warranty
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    1 Year
    Expandability
    AUX Input
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    Front
    USB Input
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    Rear
    Memory Card Slot
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    USB
    Bluetooth Compatible
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    Satellite Radio Ready
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    SiriusXM
    HD Radio
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    Built-in
    Navigation
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    iPod Compatibility
    Full size
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    Nano
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    Touch
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    Mini
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    iPhone
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    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity
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    European Tuning
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    Seek/Scan
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    Radio Data System
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