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Axxera AXM230

Digital media receiver (does not play CDs)

Item # 070AXM230

The AXM230 digital media receiver will liven up your dashboard with its high-quality 3" VGA display.

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About the Axxera AXM230

Eye-popping display

The AXM230 digital media receiver will liven up your dashboard with its high-quality 3" VGA display. The display's Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) surface delivers a sharp, detailed image with powerful colors, so receiver info and song titles from your music files will look great.

Eye-popping display

The AXM230 digital media receiver will liven up your dashboard with its high-quality 3" VGA display. The display's Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) surface delivers a sharp, detailed image with powerful colors, so receiver info and song titles from your music files will look great.

Pandora® control with your iPhone®

Your streaming media doesn't have to take a back seat when you slip behind the wheel. The AXM230 offers Pandora Internet radio control with your iPhone. Once you're plugged into the receiver's front-panel USB input, you can take charge of your existing stations, create new stations, and rate songs with a "thumbs up" or "thumbs down," right from the face of the receiver. And you'll be charging your phone while it's connected, too.

Plenty of playback options

You can connect your iPod®, iPhone, or a USB drive to the front-panel USB port, so you'll have the ability to browse through the tunes in your music library with the receiver's control knob. And you'll find both front and rear auxiliary inputs for any other devices you've brought along.

More features

Axxera equips the AXM230 with a 3-band EQ for sound adjustment, as well as a remote control for your backseat passengers. Two pairs of preamp outputs let you add amps and subs for a high-powered system. And Axxera protects this receiver with their 2-year warranty.

This digital media receiver will not play CDs.

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

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Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • digital media receiver with AM/FM tuner (does not play CDs)
    • detachable face with multi-line TFT display
    • remote control
    Smartphone Features (see Details for info on compatibility):
    • built-in iPod/iPhone controls
    • Pandora control with iPhone
    Audio Features:
    • 3-band equalizer
    • subwoofer level control
    Expandability:
    • inputs: front USB input, front and rear auxiliary inputs
    • outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear/subwoofer)
    Other Info:
    • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
    • built-in amplifier (18 watts RMS CTA-2006/60 peak x 4 channels)
    • warranty: 2 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • MFR # AXM230

    What's in the box:

    • Digital media receiver (10A fuse inserted in chassis)
    • Detachable face-plate (in face case) Hard plastic face case
    • Wiring harness
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Trim ring (installed)
    • Remote control (CR2025 battery installed)
    • 2 Removal tools
    • 8 ISO-mount screws
    • Rear-support bolt
    • Lock washer
    • Hex-nut
    • Quick Start Guide

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    No bluetooth

    David from Greenville on 9/10/2019

    1999 Jeep Cherokee

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    I just got done installing this thing only to find out that it does not support Bluetooth. You have to hook your phone up using a cable like it's freaking 2002. I figured Bluetooth was just standard nowadays but you really have to read the fine print on this off brand crap. Thought I'd save a few bucks and get the cheap unit and as always got burned. You get what you pay for and that is extremely true here.

    Pros: For the money, none.

    Cons: No Bluetooth.

    Crutchfield response on 9/11/2019
    David, we're sorry this receiver didn't meet your expectations. Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team at 1-800-955-9091. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

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    Crutchfield customer from King, NC on 9/6/2019

    1996 Pontiac Firebird

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    Fairly old new stock. Price very reasonable and performance pretty good especially for the price range.

    Pros: Cheap, good, works good with my iPhone

    Cons: controls a little difficult to use while driving

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    Nathan from Dickson, TN on 9/5/2019

    2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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    After having it for near a year now its still working and im still enjoying it.

    Pros: Cheap great for jeep with no doors on it

    Cons: none really

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    Crutchfield customer from Sackets Harbor, NY on 9/2/2019

    2003 Land Rover Freelander

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    really nice product for the money !

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    Crutchfield customer from Colorado Spgs, CO on 8/12/2019

    2001 Ford Ranger

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    Deceiving that it has iPod/iPhone connectivity because that leads one to thinking it has bluetooth when it doesn't. Also the usb connection is very touchy and faults easily.

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    Crutchfield customer from Dayton, OH on 7/31/2019

    2004 Honda Accord LX

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    I needed an inexpensive stereo to put in my 2004 Honda Accord. The Axxera230 certainly fit the bill. It was easy to install, easy to use and sounds better than the factory radio ever did!

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    Crutchfield customer from Newtown, PA on 7/19/2019

    2006 Buick LaCrosse

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    Amazing style and sounds great

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    Crutchfield customer from Vail, CO on 7/13/2019

    2000 Ford F-150

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    Great price, good radio. Gets the job done in my work truck

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    Very surprised

    John deeds / Ed from San Luis Obispo, CA on 7/7/2019

    2002 Ford Econoline

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    Very surprised at the quality of this unit. We have 22 vans at our commercial bakery and we go through van door parts and stereos. This will now be my go to next time I replace a radio.

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    It should cost $15, and that's expensive for it

    Miguel from Las Vegas, NV on 1/19/2019

    2003 Ford Explorer

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    Please remember that YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. The only good thing about it is the ease of installation, other than that this thing is WORTHLESS. Buttons are hard and wheel dial (when choosing input) is awful. I don't know if the majority of people writing good reviews about it only listen to radio stations (because as a just a radio works ok) but when you try to connect it through USB is a massive pain in the butt. Out of 10 attempts of trying to listen through USB, 2 were successful, the other 8 ended up being a "no file" error. So pretty much this thing is stuck in 2008 that thinks people still uses iPods and songs are "stored" in its memory. Lastly, the freaking clock, for some odd reason, keeps getting ahead for 20 minutes, even after setting it up at least 3 times in these 2 months of use. I would return it, but I just can't justify wasting my time taking it out of the car, put it in a box (which the original got thrown away), ship it back to Crutchfield and then waiting for another week to get a better stereo. Don't make the same mistake I did. Save up another $30 and get a brand name one, you'll avoid the headache.

    Pros: Ease of installation

    Cons: Cheap USB connectivity is non existent or works at times.

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    Better than expected.

    Lawrence from Frackville, PA on 1/13/2019

    2000 Pontiac Grand Prix

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    Cant believe the value. Great sound, easy menu selection. Easily the best bang for under 50 bucks.

    Pros: Menus are easy to follow making sound set up a breeze.

    Cons: None so far. Have to wait on the reliability.

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    Crutchfield customer from Saint Joseph, MI on 1/9/2019

    2005 Toyota Camry

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    Nice solid radio for the price

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    Crutchfield customer from Norco, CA on 1/6/2019

    2005 Hyundai Santa Fe

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    Got the stereo and the first thing I noticed is this high pitched buzzing that it makes, second the USB support is terrible and it said it was Bluetooth and you're not even able to use it

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    Crutchfield response on 1/9/2019
    We're sorry you're having issues with your receiver. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Tech Support team. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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    Crutchfield customer from Cape Girardeau, MO on 1/1/2019

    2000 Toyota Camry

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    Easy to install. The radio looks and performs great. For some reason I thought it was a Bluetooth radio but it is not. The install instructions were adequate but not great. I did have to use some screws I had at the house because the ones they sent me did not really work when using the factory radio plates.

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    Matthew from Yigo, GU on 12/17/2018

    1998 Toyota 4Runner

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    Big Bang for your bucks $ don't have a lot cash but wants some tune on your road trip then is for you. Provide clear music for a low price!

    Pros: Sounds great at a low price

    Cons: Need a little more watts

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    Crutchfield customer from Leesburg, FL on 12/6/2018

    2000 Nissan Sentra

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    Good ..jus a little upset I had to cut the harness to fit

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    It was good at first but...

    Anonymous from New Jersey on 1/2/2016

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    I've had it for a little over a year now and it just clonked out on me randomly.

    Pros: It was easy to use

    Cons: Would sometimes turn off randomly

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    Axxera Performs as Advertised

    Steve from Memphis on 5/1/2015

    2007 Hyundai Tucson

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    The Axxera performs as expected and came with easy to follow instructions. The only "miss" was not seeing any directions that spelled out the need to remove the Axxera trim and to substitute the accompanying kit trim in order for everything to mount smoothly in the dash. Good product. Happy customer.

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    Crutchfield customer from Derby ks on 12/28/2014

    2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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    Good sound easy install

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    Decent for the price

    Ben from Seattle, WA on 9/12/2014

    1999 Volkswagen Golf

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    This deck is an excellent value, most headunits of this price range have really crummy displays. But you get what you pay for... mine has some kind of bug in the setup menu when you try to set the clock. It's basically an issue with the highlighted field not actually reflecting the setting, e.g. trying to set the time is actually adjusting the 12/24 hour format setting. It's possible to work around and it's not something that needs to be done often, so it's not worth a return.

    Pros: Nice display, very simple interface, nice price. Passengers will assume you paid a lot more than you did and are likely to be able to figure out how to use the thing.

    Cons: No radio preset buttons, you have to cycle through them with up/down buttons. Difficult to adjust display brightness. USB mode supports only MP3 and WMA, not Apple AAC (I'm in the process of converting a bunch of my music now...). The headunit display cycles between an informational display and screensaver-type background, which is fine with me but doesn't appear to be customizable. SD card support would have been nice. My buggy setup menu suggests poor quality control on the unit in general.

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    Great Deck!

    Terence from Twin Falls, ID on 4/24/2014

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    This is a great entry level deck. The screen is vibrant and looks fantastic in my 1996 Mustang. Fantastic value for the price.

    Pros: Great screen. Easy to install. iPod/iPhone control. Front Aux Input.

    Cons: Entry level sound. Needs USB jacks on rear. More rear inputs.

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    1996 Ford Bronco

    JonB757 from willamsburg, va on 3/23/2014

    1996 Ford Bronco

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    Excellent radio hands down for the cost, The color and coolness factor is great, I have own a lot of different stereo systems from top of the line to the bottom if you will. This Axerra brand radio was the first time I've heard of such brand which I found out later is another brand renaming them selves. I was a little reluctant to buy it but I have never had a bad purchase from Crutchfield and still haven't.

    Pros: Install and set up is easy, coolness factor, color of stereo, the USB output on face of unit, aux output, Pandora capable, iPhone/iPad capable remote control, turn knob for volume which I have found over the many years is more reliable then push button style. Has a lot of adjustments for the fine tuning like the high dollar units. VALUE!!! You get a lot for the $

    Cons: FM/AM Stations are not one button selection, Have to push seek till radio finds station,

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    great

    taylor b from ny on 1/13/2014

    2006 Ford Taurus SE

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    If you have no experience installing stereos, than the instructions aren't as detailed as they should be . My dad has to watch several YouTube videos to find out how to install it . Otherwise, the stereo is perfect. I'm just ticked that I paid for extra things that they said I needed , but didn't really need. Like the antenna adapter

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    Entry Level Radio

    Daniel from Texas on 1/2/2014

    1995 Chevrolet Camaro

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    Cool looks, nice screen, flashy radio, thats about all the good if your into that kind of thing, sound quality is no better than a factory radio, Subwoofer control is aweful, the blue of the buttons is way to bright for my taste and has no way to dim it down, biggest complaint is you have to set a tune for each audio source, so if you have 5 sources, you have to tune this radio 5 times, if your used to a high end radio like i am than stay way away from this thing, if your going for looks than this radio is for you, if you want great sound, then go get a pioneer from the same price range

    Pros: Cool looks if you want to show off

    Cons: Sound quality, tuning capability, bright blue LEDs with no dimmer, slow jerky animations

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    Great bargain receiver

    Crutchfield customer from Wheat Ridge, CO on 11/20/2013

    1972 GMC Jimmy

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    This is a great entry level deck. Price and quality are good. I've had a couple of Dual's receivers before and wasn't real impressed. They did well in designing the new Axxera line. After adjusting Hz, bass, treble, and high levels the sound coming from my 6x9's and component 6" is pretty darn impressive. Also like that you can adjust the gain of all inputs. Mid to high level receiver at a very affordable price. Love the adjustability. VERY IMPRESSED! WELL DONE.

    Pros: Adjustability Good looks Ease of operation, very intuitive.

    Cons: Vague and basic instructions.

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    Love my axxera axm230

    Jeff from Moses lake, Wa on 9/13/2013

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    Love this unit it's great installed it in a 2004 western star semi. Looks are unbelievable and it's easy to use. Hooked my iPhone up with my cable and the unit automatically recognized it and started playing my music

    Pros: Price and quality!!!!

    Cons: Nothing at this time

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    Crutchfield customer from Baltimore, md on 8/24/2013

    2002 Ford Ranger

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    Very easy to use and install. I have a problem with mine though. Gets zero radio reception which is a bummer since I listen to local sports radio and ball games. Hopefully crutch field can help me in this matter.

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    mike from Lexington, KY on 6/11/2013

    1992 GMC Sierra

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    Really nice head unit. Very easy install.

    Pros: Ease of use, menu screen very nice.

    Cons: Connection of aux could be a little nicer and screen could have background option.

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    Great product

    Sarah from Spring creek, Nevada on 6/8/2013

    2003 Toyota Tacoma

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    I love it!

    Pros: When your iPhone is plugged in you can see the song titles and artists. Songs can me changed from the remote.

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    Excellent Head Unit

    Dutch from Manassas, VA on 4/25/2013

    2009 Nissan Altima

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    This head unit is unbelievably good. The display is very attractive and easy to read. Axxera should win some sort of award for the menu system, they are the best menus of any head unit that I have ever used. I cannot stress enough how great they are: when you push the menu button, the first menu screen pops up; when you push menu again, the next menu pops up; you can cycle through all the menus with just one button. For those two reasons alone, I highly recommend this head unit. It also doesn't hurt that it is cheaply priced. The only feature lacking is an auto dimmer. This is, in my opinion, the best bang for the buck digital media deck.

    Pros: Great display, intuitive menus, great price

    Cons: No auto dimmer

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    More details on the Axxera AXM230

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    Features & specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input Front, Mini (rear)
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Front
    Backup Camera Input No
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Android Control No
    Memory Card Slot USB
    Bluetooth Compatible No
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen
    Nano 7/6/5/4/3/2/1
    Touch 6/5/4/3/2/1
    iPhone X/8+/8/7+/7/6S+/6S/6+/6/5S/5C/
    General
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 18 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) 18 watts
    Peak Output 60 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 4-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs Yes
    Video Screen No
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS)
    Navigation App Compatible (Android)
    Preamp Voltage 4 volts
    Screen Size ---
    Display Color Multi-color
    Key Button Color Blue
    EQ Bands 3
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Labor Warranty 2 Years
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 8.5 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System No
    File Playback
    Music File Playback MP3, WMA
    High-res Playback N

    Product Research

    USB/Aux Connectivity
    iPod/iPhone Integration
    AM/FM + Pandora Radio
    Audio Section
    Display Features
    Remote Control

    USB/Aux Connectivity

    USB Port: The Axxera AXM230 is equipped with front-panel USB (type-A) which enables connection of a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) device, such as a USB thumbdrive. The head unit supports playback of MP3/WMA  music files stored on a compatible USB mass storage device. The unit's USB port will also charge (max. 0.5A) a USB enabled device, such as your smartphone.

    Playback Features: The AXM230 offers playback features such as Repeat, Random and Intro scan.

    • Repeat: You can repeat a single track or a specific folder.
    • Random: You can shuffle the playback order of all your songs or only the songs in a specific folder.
    • Intro Scan: You can scan the first 10 seconds of each track or the first 10 seconds of each track in a folder.

    File/Folder Search: This search function allows navigation through compressed music files' folders to find a specific file or for playback.

    Dual Auxiliary Inputs: The AXM230 features dual auxiliary inputs. There is a front-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input for connecting a temporary external portable audio device, such as a portable MP3 player. There is also a rear-panel stereo RCA auxiliary input for connecting a permanent external audio device.

    iPod/iPhone Integration

    USB 1-Wire iPod/iPhone Control: The Axxera AXM230's front-panel USB port allows you to connect your iPod/iPhone via the included Dock- or Lightning-to-USB cable that comes with your iPod/iPhone (not included with the head unit). This USB 1-Wire for iPod/iPhone connection provides audio playback (for both stored music & music apps), metadata display, control, and charging of select iPod/iPhones through the Axxera digital media receiver.

    • Control: You can choose to control the iPod/iPhone from the head unit or from your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen. The head unit allows you to browse your iPod/iPhone's stored music by Artist, Album, Song, Playlist, Podcast, or Audiobook (music content listed alphabetically). The unit also provides Fast Forward/Reverse, Previous/Next Track, Repeat/Random, and Intro Scan for your connected iPod/iPhone. In addition, music apps can be accessed directly from your iPhone's touchscreen.
    • Display: The head unit will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information; including Track #, Elapsed playing time, Song title, Artist name, and Album label.
    • Charging: While connected and the ignition switch is set to ACC or ON, the head unit's USB connection will power and charge (0.5A max) your iPod/iPhone. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then this unit will not recognize it.

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Axxera AXM230 is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 1/25/2018):

    iPod/iPhone Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Pandora Song/Artist Text Track Info
    video 5th 1.3 Y N Y N 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
    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 1.02 PC Y N Y Y N 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 4.3.5 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    4th 5.0.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    5th 9.3.5 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    6th 11.2.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    3 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    3GS 4.3.5 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    4 5.0.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    4S 10.3.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C 10.3.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5S 11.2.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    SE 11.2.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6+/6S/6S+ 11.2.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    7/7+ 11.2.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    8/8+ 11.2.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    X 11.2.2 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.

    AM/FM + Pandora Radio

    AM/FM Tuner: The Axxera AXM230 features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. You can store up to 18 FM station presets and 12 AM station presets (manually or automatically). The Local function allows only strong radio stations to be received, blocking stations with weaker signals. You can even switch the tuner between USA or European tuning.

    Pandora App: The Pandora App (for Apple iOS 10.0+) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Axxera AXM230 using your connected Apple iPhone, via the Dock- or Lightning-to-USB cable supplied with your iPhone. The AXM230 provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information. Your iPhone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, LTE (4G) or WiFi. You will also need a Pandora music service account.

    • 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.
    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 and only available in the United States.

    Audio Section

    MOSFET Amplifier: The Axxera AXM230 is equipped with a MOSFET amplifier. Compared to conventional power supplies, the MOSFET amplification circuit is smaller and more efficient, and it delivers increased power with less distortion and absolutely zero on/off switching noise. More power means louder and cleaner music at higher volumes because you're not pushing the limits of the amplification circuit.

    CTA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the AXM230 are compliant with the CTA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). 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 AXM230 are as follows:

    • CTA2006 Specs: 18 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Maximum Power Output: 60 watts x 4 channels (240 watts total)

    4V/4Ch Preamp Outputs: The Axxera AXM230 is equipped with two pair of 2-Volt preamp outputs (Front, R/Sub). The R/Sub preamp output can be switched between a rear-channel full-range output or a non-fading subwoofer preamp output.

    Subwoofer Control: When the subwoofer preamp output is activated, you can adjust the output level (0-12) of the sub preamp output. You can also set the low-pass crossover to 80, 120, 160Hz, or Through (full-range).

    Equalizer: The Axxera digital media receiver features the following preset EQ curves (Flat, Pop, Jazz, Classic, Beat, Rock, or User) to customize your music listening. The User mode activates a 3-Band EQ which lets you adjust Bass, Midrange, & Treble manually. EQ settings are stored for each source. 

    3-Band EQ
    Frequency Level
    Bass 60, 80, 100, 200 Hz -6 to +6
    Midrange 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.5 kHz  -6 to +6
    Treble 10.0, 12.5, 15.0, 17.5 kHz -6 to +6

    Loudness: The Loudness function enhances the bass & treble frequencies at low volumes.

    Source Volume Level: The Source Volume Level control allows a gain adjustment for each audio source (Tuner, Aux, USB, iPod, Pandora). You can set the source volume level (+/-6dB) for each mode, depending on the relative volume of each audio source.

    Program Volume: You can set the AXM230 to power-on to the same volume level (0-30) every time.

    Key Beep: When this function is enabled, every button press will output a beep tone.

    Display Features

    Detachable Fold-Down Face: The Axxera AXM230 features a manual fold-down face-plate. The head unit's face-plate is detachable to deter theft. A hard-plastic face-case is provided. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can also be purchased for this unit.

    Note: The head unit needs 1.75" of clearance in front of it for the face-plate to fold down.

    3" LCD Screen: The Axxera AXM230 features a 3" QVGA (320x240) TFT LCD screen with 3D-like background graphics. The 3" screen provides enough room to display song, artist, and album information at the same time.

    Screen Adjustments: You can adjust the color, contrast, and brightness of the LCD screen.

    Text Scroll: You can change the scrolling style used for displayed information on the LCD screen. Choose from Off (no scrolling), Once (scrolls once), 15 Secs (scrolls once per 15 seconds), and On (constantly scrolls).

    12/24 Hour Clock: The unit's built-in clock can be set to 12-hour or 24-hour mode.

    Power-On Message: This feature allows a "Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening" text message to be shown on the unit's LCD screen when it is powered on.

    Demo Mode: You can enable or disable the  units demonstration mode.

    Remote Control

    Wireless Remote Control: The AXM230 comes supplied with an 18-button IR wireless remote control which provides complete control of the Axxera digital media receiver.

    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).

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    Customer Q&A

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    Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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    Replaces one just like it that quit working. Will save me time installing as it's already set up for this model. [ James  Jul 13, 2019 ]
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    Needed inexpensive digital receiver [ Sarah  Jul 11, 2019 ]
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    The display and the features of the device made it a better contender than the other options. [ KENNETH  Jan 03, 2019 ]
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    For Indoor Pool Room. Need BASICS only [ John  Dec 09, 2018 ]
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    This was a really good deal for what our family needs at this time. The factory deck locked out and the ride is completely silent. Kids are fighting and the woman nagging, we need our music to ride in harmoney. [ Frank  Nov 30, 2018 ]
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    Cost [ ROLLY  Nov 28, 2018 ]
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    7 questions already asked

    Q
    Will the radio dim with the dash control or does it dim at all?
    [ Rich  Aug 18, 2019 ]
    1 answer
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    There is no illumination wire to connect to the dash dimmer or headlight circuit. You can manually adjust the brightness, color and contrast of the unit.
    [ Cosmo  Aug 28, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Will this radio work with my LG v35 phone?
    [ Michael  Jul 21, 2019 ]
    1 answer
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    I have a iPhone X and couldn't connect Bluetooth but I just used the Auxiliary plug
    [ Timothy  Jul 23, 2019 ]
    Q
    How large of a flash drive can the system handle, I see the manual says 50K of files under fat32 format but not the drive size?
    [ James  Apr 14, 2019 ]
    2 answers
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    I have a 1 tb flash attached to the radio and it works well playing my music on it
    [ Charles Edward  Jul 11, 2019 ]
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    You can connect up to a 64GB flash drive to that Axxera AXM230.
    [ Cosmo  Apr 29, 2019 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does this charge your iPhone when a USB connection is used?
    [ Robbo  Dec 28, 2018 ]
    9 answers
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    Yep, sure does. And you don't need the aux cable to play pandora, it goes the USB
    [ Dusty  Dec 30, 2018 ]
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    Yes, it does
    [ Valerie  Dec 29, 2018 ]
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    this does charge an iPhone when the USB is used, will not play music USB. Plays music with an aux cord or Bluetooth
    [ Kristen  Dec 29, 2018 ]
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    No, the USB connection is mainly for usb "thumb drives" so you can load your music from a thumb drive into your player. Old school, but it is still there. If you connect your iPhone, it will search for music on phone to play.
    [ Jaquan  Dec 29, 2018 ]
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    Yes it does
    [ Jeff  Dec 28, 2018 ]
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    Yes
    [ Bryan  Dec 28, 2018 ]
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    Yes it does
    [ JAMES  Dec 28, 2018 ]
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    Yes suprisingly it does!
    [ Nelson  Dec 28, 2018 ]
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    Yes it does! As long as you have the phone charging cable of course??
    [ Luke  Dec 28, 2018 ]
    Q
    Does this screen display album artwork when connected to an iPhone/iPod via USB?
    [ stowbilly96  Nov 10, 2015 ]
    3 answers
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    No artwork. Display looks just like photo.
    [ ADAM  Nov 12, 2015 ]
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    The stereo screen will only display the song information. You will only see the artwork on your iPhone/iPod.
    [ KRISTYN  Nov 12, 2015 ]
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    No.
    [ Robert  Nov 12, 2015 ]
    Q
    will this support aftermarket woofers?
    [ kkdkf;adksfn  Jun 07, 2015 ]
    2 answers
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    Yes. I've hooked up everything from a powered bazooka tube to a pair of 500W memphis 12' woofers. Just use the sub output on te back (either RCA or speaker wire) and you'll be good to go
    [ Nicholas  Jun 09, 2015 ]
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    Yes
    [ Robert  Jun 09, 2015 ]
    Q
    Is this product a single din?
    [ Zachary  May 17, 2014 ]
    6 answers
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    Yes, the Axxera AXM230 is a single DIN unit.
    [ MITCHELL  May 18, 2014 ]
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    Yes it is a single din
    [ SHAWN  May 18, 2014 ]
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    Yes, it is. It is a neat unit with some cool features. It is with a new owner now, but I would recommend it.
    [ CLARK  May 18, 2014 ]
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    Yes, it is. It is a neat unit with some cool features. It is with a new owner now, but I would recommend it.
    [ CLARK  May 18, 2014 ]
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    Yes it is.
    [ VADA  May 18, 2014 ]
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    Yes. Single din.
    [ CORY  May 18, 2014 ]
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