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About the Dual DC505iBT

Bluetooth® — don't leave home without it

I love Bluetooth in my car. No plugging in cables before I turn the key — my favorite playlists or podcasts are ready to stream when I hit the road. Dual's DC505iBT CD receiver puts Bluetooth convenience in your car, and at a pretty reasonable price too. Plus, you'll get the usual features you expect in a car stereo, including good AM/FM reception, CD playback of recordable discs, plus a handy aux input and USB port on the front panel.

Bluetooth® — don't leave home without it

I love Bluetooth in my car. No plugging in cables before I turn the key — my favorite playlists or podcasts are ready to stream when I hit the road. Dual's DC505iBT CD receiver puts Bluetooth convenience in your car, and at a pretty reasonable price too. Plus, you'll get the usual features you expect in a car stereo, including good AM/FM reception, CD playback of recordable discs, plus a handy aux input and USB port on the front panel.

Ready to rock with your iPhone®

This receiver is ready for your Apple music machine. Plug in your iPod®, iPad®, or iPhone, and you'll be able to access your favorite playlists with a few twists of a knob. If you're a Pandora® fan, you'll have access to your favorite stations from the receiver's controls when your iPhone is connected.

Sound options

One EQ setting isn't right for everything you listen to, so Dual makes it easy to switch between seven preset tone settings. Select between frequent genres, like Rock, Pop, Jazz, or Classic — or choose User to create your own.

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.

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Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (18 watts RMS CTA-2006/60 peak x 4 channels)
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • detachable face
    Smartphone Features (see Details for info on compatibility):
    • built in iPod, iPhone, and iPad controls
    • Pandora control with iPhone
    Audio Features:
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs, and USB memory devices (see Details for full capabilities)
    • bass and treble controls with seven preset tone settings
    • loudness
    Expandability:
    • inputs: front panel auxiliary and USB inputs
    • outputs: 2-channel preamp outputs (2-volt rear)
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    What's in the box:

    • CD receiver (10A fuse)
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Trim-ring (installed)
    • Wiring harness
    • Four M3 x 5mm screws
    • Four M4 x 5mm scews
    • 2 Self-tapping screws
    • Rear-support bolt
    • Lock washer
    • Hex nut
    • 2 Removal tools
    • Quick Start Guide

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    Just the ticket

    Crutchfield customer from Aptos, CA on 9/12/2019

    2005 Subaru Forester

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    Good quality product.Bought it to replace OEM radio in a 2007 Subaru acquired for my grandson who's attending college. Wanted to be sure hands-free Bluetooth connectivity and streaming from smartphone.

    Pros: Features I wanted are included and work well. Looks slicker than the original.

    Cons: Controls (buttons) small and cramped. Not a complaint - all single-DIN units seem to be.

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    Crutchfield customer from Shepherdsville, KY on 9/5/2019

    2004 Saturn L300

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    Nice radio, installation was relatively easy. Instructions even had instructions for the removal of the factory unit.

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    Outstanding service good people to do business with I would recommend

    Crutchfield customer from Whitesboro, NY on 8/19/2019

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    Outstanding service good people to do business with I would recommend him to anybody

    Pros: Landing service good equipment also

    Cons: Landing service good equipment alsoI have nothing to say bad about this company they are outstanding

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    Ray Vreeland

    Crutchfield customer from Enterprise, MS on 8/18/2019

    1985 Chevrolet Corvette

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    Money well spent couldn't ask for better!!

    Pros: Ray Vreeland

    Cons: Ray Vreeland

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    Awesome piece!

    Crutchfield customer from Belle Center, OH on 8/15/2019

    2005 Dodge Ram 1500 SRT 10

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    I am a retired maintenance manager at a major automotive plant. I have installed many stereos for myself and my children because I like doing this type of work This was so easy, parts ,adaptors,trim pieces all fit well.after many pioneer, ken wood, etc. I wanted to try Dual..... it is an awesome piece and I would put in any vehicle Mike

    Pros: Sound,ease of install

    Cons: None

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    Good buy

    Crutchfield customer from Ocala, FL on 8/13/2019

    1994 Ford Ranger

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    Good value, does everything I need

    Pros: Does everything

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    Crutchfield customer from Roselle, IL on 8/11/2019

    1984 Chevrolet Corvette

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    Very easy to install in the 84 corvette plus it gives extra light in the dark cabin.

    Pros: Love the blue tooth connections.

    Cons: Button are slightly smaller for night driving.

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    Crutchfield customer from Ellicott City, MD on 7/28/2019

    2005 Dodge Ram 1500

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    Weak power didnt realize it when bought it . You live and learn .

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    Crutchfield response on 7/30/2019
    We're sorry you're disappointed with your receiver. 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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    Great cheap replacement to stock stereo

    Crutchfield customer from Henefer, UT on 7/25/2019

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    The stereo was a great upgrade that didn't cost very much. Bluetooth links automatically once it's paired and install was easy with the prewired kit that you can purchase from Crutchfield. Truck is a 2012 Ram 3500.

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    Great Bluetooth radio

    Crutchfield customer from Hemet, CA on 7/17/2019

    2000 Chevrolet Suburban

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    Great radio. Hands free, USB, front AUX, rear sub power, and doesnt blind you at night.

    Pros: Bluetooth, Price, AUX, USB.

    Cons: Not dimmable

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    Crutchfield customer from Fishers, IN on 7/14/2019

    1996 Saturn SL2

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    Well put together radio. Does everything I need it too. My only complaints are that there isn't a color change option like in the more expensive alpine radios. Also, if you are playing Bluetooth music you can't see the time displayed on it. Instead it says AV stream. This can be annoying if you need the time. Other than that it is a great radio.

    Pros: Good output Nice and easy switches between settings Easy Bluetooth connection

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    Crutchfield customer from Warner Robins, GA on 7/14/2019

    1994 Honda Civic

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    Radio: The Bluetooth (phone call) quality is decent. The iPod (Apple) and Pandora controls are a bit quirky/hard to figure out. Overall I'm happy with it, especially for the price paid. It's not the best but for $60 I wasn't expecting top-notch. Crutchfield: amazing. The free shipping, wiring harness, instruction sheet and tech support leave nothing to be desired. Thank you!

    Pros: Decent unit, good price, nice features.

    Cons: Little glitchy to figure out. But overall I'm happy.

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    Crutchfield customer from Bordentown, NJ on 7/7/2019

    2002 Pontiac Grand Prix

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    Great radio for the price! Pretty easy to install since Crutchfield included the mounting kit and plug adapter for free. I have bought more than a few things and I've never been disappointed

    Pros: Nice large display , easy to understand function s and setup

    Cons: When playing CD's you have to turn volume way up!

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    Crutchfield customer from Galax, VA on 7/4/2019

    2000 Toyota Avalon

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    Great, well described! Could not be happier how it turned out in the car!

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    Trying again.

    Crutchfield customer from Cheyenne, WY on 7/3/2019

    2001 GMC Savana

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    I wanted a Bluetooth receiver for the church van and Dual is probably the cheapest way to go. Seems to work, it is replacing a Dual deck I put in a few weeks ago that really didn't have a great signal through the AUX jack and the USB didn't recognize my Apple phone at all.

    Pros: Cheap, has Bluetooth, attractive unit, easy to install.

    Cons: Cheap, don't have high hopes about quality, and I've yet to pair my phone.

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    Crutchfield customer from Kansas City, KS on 6/30/2019

    2006 Honda CRV EX

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    The was a nice upgrade from the OEM Honda unit with cassette! Has good connectivity for Bluetooth and plays songs great wirelessly from the IPhone. What a great value for the price and unlimited customer service makes this a no brainer!

    Pros: Blue tooth and IPhone designed functions

    Cons: Not a fan of the blue display, but a minor personal opinion

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    Good value

    Crutchfield customer from Alto, MI on 6/24/2019

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    Works well and the price is very reasonable. The one thing I don't care for is the preset buttons. They are paired and seem to require a more authoritative push. Other than that, worth it.

    Pros: Price

    Cons: Preset buttons

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    Crutchfield customer from Sugarloaf, PA on 6/3/2019

    2006 Jeep Liberty

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    I'm a Crutchfield customer since the late 80's. This latest purchase is a bargain for the buck. This unit has everything you could need and installation was a breeze. ( I did have an aftermarket unit in place already so it was even easier ) Thank you Crutchfield.

    Pros: Price and ease of installation

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    Crutchfield customer from Tallassee, AL on 5/23/2019

    2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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    Great bang for the buck!! Very happy!

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    Crutchfield customer from Decatur, MI on 5/13/2019

    2003 Volkswagen Beetle

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    Really nice stereo for the discounted price. My daughter can't stop talking about how much she loves her new stereo and the sound is very impressive to me too. Installation was very simple. The pre-wiring service us a good value too.

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    Crutchfield customer from E Stroudsburg, PA on 5/11/2019

    2010 Ford Crown Victoria

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    Radio works great, Super support from Crutchfield.

    Pros: Bluetooth for streaming and hands free phone.

    Cons: None that I have seen

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    Amanda l from Panama, NY on 5/7/2019

    2006 Dodge Grand Caravan

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    Works very well. Easy to use. Sounds good.

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    Crutchfield customer from Austin, TX on 5/5/2019

    2007 Toyota Corolla

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    I mean, it works, but there are a lot of problems with it. The display button just doesn't work, when connected with USB, the first second of the song is missed, it will randomly just stop syncing and you have to unplug and replug. Among other things. I will be returning this and purchasing a Sony.

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    Crutchfield customer from Mulberry Grove, IL on 4/16/2019

    2000 Mitsubishi Galant

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    Put this in my wife's car and she is happy with it. Loves the blue tooth. All works well.

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    Crutchfield customer from Los Angeles, CA on 4/16/2019

    2005 Chevrolet Colorado

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    Awesome Head unit easy to install features are Great. Best purchase made

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    Crutchfield customer from Crocker, MO on 4/14/2019

    2006 Ford Explorer

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    I love it. Has everything I was looking for. Was easy to install.

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    Works hard for the money

    Crutchfield customer from Prineville, OR on 4/7/2019

    2002 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS

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    my music's coming from all sorts of sources. Not a great amount of power... but certainly enough for the Impreza & the trips around.

    Pros: music source options. cost.

    Cons: I had to install it myownself...

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    Crutchfield customer from Grand Prairie, TX on 3/27/2019

    2008 Kia Sorento

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    A bit difficult to set up, but seems to working well. The Bluetooth phone feature works very clearly.

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    Crutchfield customer from Gulf Shores, AL on 3/24/2019

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    Easy to operate and large display

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    Crutchfield customer from Needles, CA on 3/24/2019

    2008 Toyota RAV4

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    this review is specific to the Dual DC505iBT as I've read reviews on Crutchfield and found the same reviews on other units. The main reason I purchased this unit was for hands free calling. It buzzed, or hummed while on the phone. Although it did connect easily and worked find. The sound of the stereo was not up to my expectations and the blue light is too bright for night driving. Other than that, can't complain about Crutchfield, nice web site, free installation instructions, free installation parts and wiring harness, great packaging and quick shipping. I'd send it back but I just don't have the time to do so.

    Pros: In expensive, easy installation. Connects to phone easily.

    Cons: Phone had a buzz, stereo sound not up to par.

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    Upgrade long over due

    Crutchfield customer from Ford Cliff, PA on 3/19/2019

    1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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    Nice upgrade to a 21 year-old vehicle. Your company's product knowledge helped tremendously. Love all the options this head unit offers.

    Pros: Input options

    Cons: None

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    Crutchfield customer from Dover, NH on 3/15/2019

    2003 BMW 3 Series

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    Great entry radio, quick Bluetooth connection music streams great. I like that the mic for hands free phone calls is built into the unit, no added wires like others.

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    Crutchfield customer from Galloway, NJ on 3/12/2019

    2002 Toyota Tacoma

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    ***Installed this system into 2002 Tacoma, checked for power and that radio worked thinking all is well before finishing install. After all buttoned up, the unit gave me an error signal on all types of CD's when inserted. You get what you pay for! Crutchfield was sympathetic and I exchanged for a better Kenwood model.

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    Crutchfield customer from Parker, CO on 3/11/2019

    2002 Ford F-150

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    This stereo is awesome for the price, makes a great upgrade to a factory system in an older vehicle that does not have advanced features like Bluetooth and hand free calling. The harness adapter and mounting kit worked perfect and the install took about 30 mins total including connecting the harness adapter to the stereo harness. 2002 Ford F-150.

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    Guest from Gordonsville, VA on 3/8/2019

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    Great item

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    Crutchfield customer from Kapaa, HI on 3/8/2019

    2004 Honda Element

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    Blue light alert!!!! The light from the unit is way too bright. Cannot be dimmed so I Have to remove unit because of it

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    Crutchfield response on 3/11/2019
    This customer contacted our Customer Support team and set up a return. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days.

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    Dal from Mims, FL on 2/27/2019

    2001 Nissan Altima

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    Love this receiver so far. The bluetooth is a plus and has a good clarity to the speakers!

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    Crutchfield customer from Clermont, FL on 2/25/2019

    2002 Land Rover Discovery

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    I was looking for a stereo for an old Land Rover. A friend suggested Crutchfield, so I have it a shot. The stereo sounds really amazing! I have been very happy with the stereo and the customer service is easy to work with.

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    Perfect

    Allen from Mount Vernon, OH on 2/24/2019

    2006 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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    Love it. Mounting adapter and the wiring adapters make it easy to install, looks good too.

    Pros: Easy to install looks good. Works good. Cost effective.

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    Crutchfield customer from Springfield, IL on 2/10/2019

    2003 Subaru Forester

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    Excellent

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    Crutchfield customer from Clarksville, TN on 2/10/2019

    1999 Honda Civic

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    Simple enough for my daily, easy setup

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    steve from Spring Lake, MI on 2/9/2019

    1999 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

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    Installed in a 1999 mercedes. good radio for the price. It does everything I need it to plus it has many more options that my kids like.

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    Crutchfield customer from Berwyn, PA on 2/8/2019

    2010 Kia Forte

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    Works great for the price. Has pretty much all of the features you'd need within this range of car stereos. Easy to install and set up and does everything it should.

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    Poor reception

    Crutchfield customer from St Petersburg, FL on 2/4/2019

    2000 Nissan Frontier

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    I listen to am talk radio a lot, the am reception on this radio is horrible. In fact it's so bad I can't even listen to am, there is an enormous amount of bleed over from other channels.

    Pros: Nice looking

    Cons: Poor reception on am

    Crutchfield response on 2/5/2019
    Once we saw this review, our Tech Support specialist, AJ, reached out to this customer to help him further. We'll either help him get the AM reception working the way it should, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.

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    Amazing Product

    Robert from Plano, TX on 2/1/2019

    2005 Honda Accord LX

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    Works great, easy install, good sound quality. Only issue is if you are listening on Bluetooth or your phone you can't see the time, but it works great besides that and it looks great people don't even notice the old radio until you point it out. It gives you a lot of choices when setting preset stations.

    Pros: Features, quality, connectivity, ease of access, look

    Cons: Can't see time on other modes Installation instructions are a bit confusing but the actual process is easy

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    98 Jeep Cherokee radio replacement

    Crutchfield customer from Pace, FL on 1/29/2019

    1998 Jeep Cherokee

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    Basic radio/cd/Bluetooth unit. Happy with the purchase. Inexpensive replacement to my stock stereo from 1998! Bright display.

    Pros: Budget friendly and had the options I wanted.

    Cons: none. Works as expected for the price.

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    Crutchfield customer from Walden, NY on 1/28/2019

    2001 Mitsubishi Montero

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    Great sounds and accessiblity to functions

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    Crutchfield customer from Anchorage, AK on 1/26/2019

    2008 Ford F-350

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    Well displayed, nice simple receiver but with all the bells and whistles. The buttons a bit hard to press.

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    Great bargain radio

    Adam from S Charleston, WV on 1/20/2019

    1997 Ford Ranger

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    Bargain radio. Has everything. Works good. Priced great. Everything went well with install. Always a good experience with crutchfield.

    Pros: Has all the features you would need.

    Cons: None so far.

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    Crutchfield customer from Davenport, IA on 1/16/2019

    2005 Dodge Ram 1500

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    easy to use phone and pandora connect really fast definately recommend this

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    Awesome upgrade

    Crutchfield customer from Milton, FL on 1/16/2019

    1996 Ford Ranger

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    Loaded with really great features. Works great, sounds great.

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    Crutchfield customer from Palatka, FL on 1/15/2019

    2006 Honda Accord VP

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    Love this radio, it sounds great and works perfectly.

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    Crutchfield customer from Roseville, CA on 1/15/2019

    1989 Toyota Pickup

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    Great low cost unit.

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    Shad from Elko, NV on 1/8/2019

    2002 Dodge Grand Caravan

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    Definitely a very good unit for the price. I wish I had noticed that the brightness is not dimmable. That would be the only mark against it - but it was my fault.

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    Mark from Quaker City, OH on 12/31/2018

    2000 Toyota RAV4

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    Very nice stero for the price,it was a breeze to put in.

    Pros: Very nice features, wireless mic.

    Cons: None

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    Great!

    Crutchfield customer from Sarasota, FL on 12/27/2018

    2003 Nissan Maxima

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    Great deck that helps with all the musical needs and the bases covered!

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    Crutchfield customer from Wisc Rapids, WI on 4/8/2018

    1996 Chevrolet C Series

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    i would suggest to buy this system... and the wire service. saved me alot of headaches...

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    BRYAN from Smyrna, GA on 3/24/2018

    2006 Honda Accord EX

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    This is a great entry level unit. Installed this in my sons 2006 Honda Accord. Needed to connect to his iPhone for his tunes. Easy set up and he was play in no time.

    Pros: Easy setup great price

    Cons: Controls are a bit small. Not that big of a deal

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    Richard E from Deming, NM on 3/18/2018

    1989 Chevrolet Suburban

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    Perfect for my needs. I do gold prospecting and rock hounding. This radio was a good choice for going out four wheeling and spending the day out in the field. I needed it be inexpensive and easy to use. We like it.

    Pros: Just the right fit for my 1990 GMC Suburban V-1500 4X4.

    Cons: No cons. It's great

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    Nice product

    Gary from Queen Creek, AZ on 3/8/2018

    2009 Dodge Ram 1500

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    Very happy with my purchase.

    Pros: More than I expected

    Cons: None

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    Great Bluetooth Sound on a Budget!

    Derek from San Diego, CA on 2/14/2018

    2000 Toyota RAV4

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    I finally replaced my 18 year-old Rav4 stock stereo! I exclusively use bluetooth and with my old stereo I used a tape adapter. I am happy I upgraded and now there are no more tape grinding sounds when I listen to audiobooks and this Dual stereo can bet loud! I would suggest paying the extra money and getting the wiring adapters already connected though. This wasn't a big deal but you will need crimp caps or electrical tape to wire everything yourself. Also, the screws that came with the Dual were too short to fit the side mounting brackets so I had to buy my own.

    Pros: Auto-connect BT; built-in mic for hands-free calling; slick look with big volume button.

    Cons: Extras are not needed: CD player and USB port for iPod?!

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    Crutchfield customer from Long Valley, NJ on 1/28/2018

    2005 Ford Escape

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    The radio plays better than the factory ford radio. It was also easier to operate than I expected. I opted for the pre soldered wiring . It made the installation much easier with no concern for incorrect wiring. Also the tech support was available quickly.

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    Crutchfield customer from Hendersonville, NC on 1/3/2018

    2012 Nissan Versa

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    Overall great product for the money. When using it for hands free phone calls sensitivity is an issue with a bit of noise.

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    Crutchfield customer from Amherst, NH on 12/11/2017

    1989 Mercedes-Benz 300TE

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    I was a bit apprehensive about trying to replace the factory-installed cassette player in our 1987 Mercedes, but I need not have worried - the Dual unit that was recommended by Crutchfield was an exact fit and came with all the attachments I needed for proper installation. My wife is now happily singing to her favorite CD's instead of suffering through the static radio reception of the old radio.

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    Great Value

    Mitch from Fishers, IN on 12/8/2017

    2004 Subaru Forester

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    Bought this to replace the radio that died in my Subaru. It was easy to install, inexpensive and works really well. It pairs easily and works well with my iphone. I'm enjoying the 3 free months of Pandora too.

    Pros: Easy install, lots of features, bluetooth

    Cons: Some of the advanced are difficult to use. The controls are limited.

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    Great options for a great price

    Aaron from Fruitport, MI on 12/4/2017

    2003 Pontiac Vibe

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    My daughter has an old car with the factory radio - no bluetooth, usb or auxiliary jack available. This was an excellent upgrade for her to give her all the options she was looking for, plus hands free calling. It is bright and very noticeable when being driven, but the options were all there for her. Crutchfield came through as always, with great installation instructions and adapters. They make it easy for a diy-er to look like a pro.

    Pros: All of the options we were looking for - Bluetooth USB Aux Hands-free calling Easy to install

    Cons: Very bright in the vehicle.

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    Horrible product

    James from Bridgeton, NJ on 11/26/2017

    2001 Honda Civic LX

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    Volume knob froze up after only 4 months of use. Now the volume can only be controlled with my iPhone. JUNK!

    Pros: none

    Cons: everything

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    Crutchfield customer from Mebane, NC on 11/7/2017

    2006 Pontiac G6

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    It is awesome

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    Crutchfield customer from Hampshire, IL on 10/24/2017

    2001 Honda Civic EX

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    love it. Easy to install and with great, sounds great.

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    Crutchfield customer from Denver, CO on 8/23/2017

    2003 Honda Accord LX

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    Nice inexpensive radio/CD system. I have 2 complaints. Like the one reviewer, Can't seem to remove the annoying message display. And couldn't balance the left/ right speaker volume. Tried completely shutting down either speakers (right or left only) but couldn't completely shut the volume.

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    MATTHEW from Blue Springs, MO on 7/29/2017

    2001 Chevrolet Suburban

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    Lasted 4 months than froze up, volume knob locked up, entire unit quit working. Spend more $ and get better brand. This unit is cheap and poorly made. Calling Crutchfield tomorrow for factory warranty info.

    Pros: Price, bluetooth.

    Cons: Lasted only 4 months

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    Greg from Valencia, PA on 6/8/2017

    2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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    I am very pleased with this product. Ordering was very easy with all of the necessary adapters I needed. Ran into a small wiring bug with the installation instructions (stereo worked but no output to speakers) called the technical assistance line and the tech had the problem figured out right away. The technical support tech was awesome! Installation was very easy and stereo sounds great. Would recommend Crutchfield and its products and support to anyone! Very pleased all the way around.

    Pros: Easy installation. Great price. Sounds great. Many features.

    Cons: Small wiring detail left out of instructions to make speakers work.

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    Crutchfield customer from Marshfield, MA on 5/29/2017

    1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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    5 stars on Crutchfield, prompt delivery, very inexpensive device works perfectly with the free installation kit, Easy to follow the instructions All Super! Very easy to synch to my iphone bluetooth and pandora. However only 3 stars for the Dual DC505iBT CD receiver It's just not good looking at all. My complaint is the constant flashing text across the display. I can't find a way to put clock on the display as a default or while driving in the car instead the display is an annoying streaming text showing me Bluetooth, pandora, ipod, etc & my name. Very distracting. Also the radio itself is very stark in it's design -- my mistake I should have spent a little more for a more appropriate looking device. For the price it's a great value -- just ugly to this user.

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    Great receiver

    John from Cincinnati, OH on 5/27/2017

    2001 Ford Ranger

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    This receiver sounds great and does everything I need with much of the confusing options and flexibilities of "higher end" units. My phone connects to Bluetooth instantly, and answering the phone hands free through the car audio system is a big plus. Installation was fairly simple (my few difficulties were caused by the trim ring, not the radio), and the Crutchfield staff were friendly and helpful with my questions.

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    Crutchfield customer from La Grange, TX on 5/8/2017

    2009 Ford Crown Victoria

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    The product is just as we expected, the directions did not match the vehicle but we were fortunate enough to have the correct adaptors that were sent with radio. Very pleased with everything

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    Crutchfield customer from Oklahoma City, OK on 4/25/2017

    2002 Ford F-150

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    Very cool radio. Good installation instructions. Easy to us controls. I've installed many after market radios. This was the easiest. Good value for the money. Equalizer works well. Would recommend it.

    Pros: Good instructions. Fast delivery. Easy install.

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    Crutchfield customer from Kentucky on 4/22/2017

    1998 Chevrolet Lumina

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    Sound is good except when you are playing music from your phone on bluetooth. Even with all the settings adjusted the sound seems weaker unless you use the is port. The buttons don't seem as responsive as I'd like. For the price over all it isn't bad I jus got used to the Alpine stereo in my other car.

    Pros: Good price, easy to use, good sound.

    Cons: The Bluetooth audio is weaker and doesn't display the song you are playing.

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    Ron from Wasilla, AK on 4/6/2017

    2005 Chevrolet Impala

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    Works great, excellent value. Bluetooth easy to use. Would recommend !

    Pros: Easy to use, good display, sounds great.

    Cons: Antenna may be a touch weak, had trouble getting the "demo" words off

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    Great price for a Great product

    Mario from San Antonio, TX on 3/7/2017

    2006 Hyundai Sonata

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    for the price this unit has great features and pack a lot sound into a mid budget price. Very happy with the product and ease of installation. The only thing I can't seem to find is how to set the motion sensor that the sticker on the head unit is referencing. Other than that I'd recommend this unit.

    Pros: Hands free calling, Iphone compatible with USB and Aux connections and just packs a great musical punch.

    Cons: Can't seem to get the motion sensor set up...

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    Matthew from Pine, CO on 2/27/2017

    2004 Lincoln Aviator

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    Long story short.. cd stuck in my parents mercury mountaineer (outdated).. decided to get this unit. Popped the old one out.. fit in the housing and cage easily. Wiring was pretty simple with the adapter and this was first one Ive installed. Once I finished I turned on the car and its as easy as that. Opened bluetooth on my phone and it found it instantly with great playback. I wanted something simple with big letters and all the amenities.. front aux, pandora, bluetooh, usb.. and I swear it sounds better over the original receiver. Great prices, great outcome, easy. Thanks, 5 stars Matt

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    More details on the Dual DC505iBT

    Stacey B.

    Features & specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input Front
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Front
    Backup Camera Input No
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5th gen
    Nano 7/6/5/4/3/2/1
    Touch 6/5/4/3/2/1
    iPhone 7+/7/6S+/6S/6+/6/5S/5C/5/SE/4S
    General
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 18 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    Peak Output 60 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 2-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen No
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS)
    Navigation App Compatible (Android)
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Screen Size ---
    Display Color White
    Key Button Color Blue
    EQ Bands None
    Wireless Remote No
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible No
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    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

    Built-in Bluetooth
    iPhone/Aux Integration
    AM/FM + Pandora Radio
    CD & USB Playback
    Audio Section
    Display Features

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The Dual DC505iBT is equipped with built-in Bluetooth 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 1.5 (Hands Free Profile)
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.3 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).

    Pairing: Before using your Bluetooth enabled device, it must be paired to the DC505iBT. You can pair up to eight devices, but only one device can connected and used at a time. Once paired, when your Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the Dual receiver, the auto connection function automatically connects the two units. The Dual DC505iBT is compatible with most Bluetooth enabled mobile phones, including the Apple iPhone and Android smartphones.

    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 Dual DC505iBT.

    Hands-Free Communication w/ Integrated Mic: The Dual DC505iBT allows for wireless communication between the head unit and your Bluetooth enabled smartphone. Use the integrated front-panel microphone to speak into during your phone conversation, while the other party will be heard through your vehicle's speakers. Your car audio speakers will mute automatically during a call.

    • Answering A Call: You can answer an incoming call from the head unit's front-panel control, or you can set the head unit to auto answer all incoming calls. Incoming phone call information will be displayed on the unit's front-panel LCD. 
    • Making A Call: You can choose a phone number from a list of recently dialed, received, or missed calls using the head unit's front-panel controls. You can also quickly redial the last number from the head unit's front-panel. This head unit does not offer direct entry of a phone number or phonebook transfer. You can also make a call from your phone and then transfer over to the head unit.

    Bluetooth Audio Streaming: The Dual DC505iBT also allows you to play back stored music and streamed music apps from your Bluetooth enabled smartphone, tablet, or portable music player using a Bluetooth connection. Playback controls included Play/Pause & Next/Previous Track. This unit does not display song/artist information from Bluetooth audio devices.

    iPhone/Aux Integration

    USB 1-Wire iPod/iPhone Control: The Dual DC505iBT's front-panel USB port allows you to connect select Lightning and 30-pin iPod/iPhones via the cable that comes with your Apple device. This USB 1-Wire for iPod/iPhone connection provides audio playback (for both stored music & music apps), metadata display (song/artist/album), control, and charging of select iPod/iPhones through the Dual CD receiver.

    • Music Browsing: The DC505iBT allows you to browse your iPod/iPhone's stored music by Artist, Album, Song, Playlist, Podcast from the head unit's front-panel controls. The unit also provides Fast Forward/Reverse, Previous/Next Track, Repeat/Random, and Intro Scan for your connected iPod/iPhone. Newer iPod/iPhones with iOS 6.0+ allow you to continue to access your Apple device's touchscreen in this mode in order to access other applications; older iPod/iPhone devices will be locked during connection.
    • Information Display: The head unit will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information; including Track #, Elapsed playing time, Song title, Artist name, and Album title.
    • Charging: While connected and the ignition switch is set to ACC or ON, the head unit's USB connection will power and charge (1A max) your iPod/iPhone. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then this unit will not recognize it.

    Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Dual DC505iBT is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 1/31/2016):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Pandora Artist/Song Text Track Info Phone Audio
    iPhone
    2G 3.1.3 Y N Y N N Y Y Y N Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y N N Y Y Y Y Y
    3GS 6.1.6 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    4 7.1.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 9.3.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    SE 10.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C/5S 10.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6//6+/6S/6S+ 10.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    7/7+ 10.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch
    1st 2.2.1 Y N Y N N Y Y N N Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y N N Y Y N Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y N N Y Y N Y Y
    4th 6.1.6 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y
    5th 9.3.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y
    6th 10.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y
    nano
    1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N N Y Y N N Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y N N Y Y N N Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y N N Y Y N N Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y N N Y Y N N Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y N N Y Y N N Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y N N Y Y N N Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y N Y N N Y Y N Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y N N Y Y N N Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y N N Y Y N N Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y N N Y Y N N Y
    video 5th 1.3 Y N Y N N Y Y N N 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.

    AUX Input: There is a front-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input for connecting an external portable audio device.

    AM/FM + Pandora Radio

    AM/FM Tuner: The Dual DC505iBT 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 (free) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Dual DC505iBT using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 9.0+), via the cable that came with your iPhone device or an Apple certified cable that sold separately. Your iPhone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, LTE (4G), EDGE, or WiFi. You will also need a Pandora music service account.

    • Music Control: The receiver provides control over the Pandora music service. You can select Pandora stations from your station list and sort them by date or alphabetically (A-Z). New stations can be created based on the current songs or artists playing. You can also skip song tracks within a station. You can even give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down.
    • Song/Artist Display: The Dual in-dash receiver will also display your Pandora station's song/artist information such as artist name, song title, and album title.
    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.

    CD & USB Playback

    CD Compatibility: The Dual DC505iBT head unit supports CD-Audio, CD-Text, CD-R, and CD-RW disc playback. The head unit supports playback of MP3/WMA music files recorded onto CD-R and CD-RW discs.

    • Off Insert/Eject: A CD disc can be inserted or ejected with the power off. When a disc is inserted with the power off, the unit will automatically power up and begin playback.
    • Auto Reload: If a disc is ejected and not removed within 10 seconds, the unit will reload the disc.

    USB Port: The Dual DC505iBT is equipped with front-panel USB (type-A) which enables connection of a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) device; such as USB thumbdrive (up to 64GB) or portable digital music player. 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. 1A) your USB devices during connection.

    Note: This head unit's USB port is not compatible with Android devices.

    Compatible Compressed Music Files: The DC505iBT supports the following types of MP3/WMA music files recorded onto CD-R/RW disc or loaded onto a USB mass storage class device.

    Media Type CD-R/RW USB Storage Device
    File System ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Yellow Book Mode 1/2, Multi-Session FAT 32
    Playable File Types  MP3: bit rate of 32-320 kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48 kHz
    WMA:
    bit rate of 32-192 kbps w/ sampling rate of 32-48 kHz
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 255 Folders/999 Files
    Tags ID3 tags (ver. 1.0-2.4), WMA tags

    Playback & Search Functions: The DC505iBT offers a variety of playback and search functions so you can find and enjoy your music better.

    • File/Folder Search: This search function allows navigation through compressed music files' folders to find a specific file or for playback.
    • Repeat: You can repeat a single track, a specific folder, or an entire disc.
    • 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.

    Audio Section

    MOSFET Amplifier: The Dual DC505iBT 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. The power output specs for the DC505iBT are as follows:

    • CEA2006 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)
    Note: The power specifications for the DC505iBT 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.

    2V/2Ch Pre-outs: The Dual DC505iBT is outfitted with 2-volt, 2-channel pre-outs for connecting an external amplifier. These stereo pre-outs fade with the rear speaker channels. The unit does not offer a low-pass crossover or sub control.

    EQ Presets: The Dual CD Receiver features the following preset EQ curves (Flat, Pop, Jazz, Classic, Beat, Rock, or User) to customize your music listening. The User mode allows you to independent adjust Bass & Treble.

    Loudness: Activating the Loudness feature will enhance the bass and treble frequencies when listening to music at low volumes.

    Source Volume Level: The Source Volume Level control allows a gain adjustment for each audio source (Tuner, CD, Aux, Bluetooth, 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 DC505iBT 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 Face: The head unit's face-plate is detachable to deter theft. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can also be purchased for this unit.

    3.7" Wide LCD: The head unit features 3.7" wide, single-line, 10-character LCD. This extra-wide, large, LCD allows you to easily view and navigate system menus, features, folders, and song information.

    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 + Demo: This feature allows a "Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening" text message to be shown on the unit's LCD screen when it is powered on. You can enable or disable the unit's demonstration mode.

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    Customer Q&A

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    Replacing the same unit [ Ivy  Sep 12, 2019 ]
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    Review and price point in budget for older truck [ jon  Sep 09, 2019 ]
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    Good basic upgrade to old radio, but not so expensive that someone will want to break in and steel it. [ Mccwho  Aug 12, 2019 ]
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    Good reviews for what I want to spend and good quality [ Thomas  Jun 18, 2019 ]
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    Inexpensive unit but works well for my work trucks. This is the fourth Dual unit I have bought. [ CHRIS  May 12, 2019 ]
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    I got this radio because it fits my truck and it comes with the dash kit and wiring harness for free with bluetooth [ Lynne  Mar 25, 2019 ]
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    To replace the original radio that no longer works and an upgrad love the stylish of this [ ray  Mar 20, 2019 ]
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    Options, value, fit [ mdbambam  Mar 06, 2019 ]
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    Lots of features, good price, and on sale. [ Larry  Feb 14, 2019 ]
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    My car radio is Not Working. [ WILFREDO  Feb 02, 2019 ]
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    Cost, cost, cost... Anything would be better then an old worn out head unit [ GREGORY  Dec 28, 2018 ]
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    Good reviews, features I wanted, and great price [ Don  Dec 16, 2018 ]
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    Price and options I am looking for. [ BRYAN  Mar 20, 2018 ]
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    Good reviews .....needed assurance replacing the stock in my challenger. [ Patrick  Mar 04, 2018 ]
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    Seems like a nice unit with many good features. I bought it in hopes of upgrading my factory sound system. [ jon  Dec 12, 2017 ]
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    great deal for a CD unit with Bluetooth and iPhone controls included. [ THOMAS L  Nov 23, 2017 ]
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    bluetooth and iphone ready [ James  Aug 15, 2017 ]
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    This stereo has Bluetooth and an internal microphone for hands-free calling. [ Allan  Jul 31, 2017 ]
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    The customer reviews said it all. Looking for something simple, but with the functionality we wanted for our little Zuke Dingy. Can't wait to install it! [ Sara  May 04, 2017 ]
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    Great product at a great price. [ Texmex  Apr 20, 2017 ]
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    Looking for a low-mid budget head unit that had CD and Bluetooth for my dad's OLD 1987 Toyota Pickup which I inherited after his passing. Reviews were good so I bought it. [ Michael  Apr 02, 2017 ]
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    Good features and good price [ Ron  Mar 24, 2017 ]
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    Bought it for the bluetooth feature [ Alonzo  Mar 09, 2017 ]
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    It fit the needed characteristics that I wanted i.e., Bluetooth, clock, cd player [ Rickie  Feb 23, 2017 ]
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    9 questions already asked

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    Can you constantly display the clock?
    [ Steve  Aug 07, 2019 ]
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    Hi Steve! I think so, but I have to confess, I no longer have the car the radio was mounted in (the car developed problems that would have cost more than its value to fix and I donated it). While I was driving that vehicle, I was really satisfied by the radio (and Bluetooth calling!). Good luck.
    [ Caleb  Aug 09, 2019 ]
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    From what I've noticed, only in radio mode. When I have it on bluetooth or pandora it always says "AV Stream"
    [ Kevin  Aug 07, 2019 ]
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    Can I straight swap from a dcbt304u model to this one?
    [ Kyle  Apr 26, 2019 ]
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    While we never carried that other model. From a bit of looking, it looks like it is very likely the harness/plugs are the same on both units, though I cannot guarantee this 100%, as we do not have our own research and data on the dcbt304u.
    [ Calvin  May 05, 2019 ]  Staff
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    does this handle 6 speakers with fad adjustments?
    [ Joe  Apr 26, 2019 ]
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    I don't know. It's satisfactorily driving only 2 in my little car.
    [ Edward  Apr 26, 2019 ]
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    I think youre going to want an amplifier for that. But it handles my 4 speakers and 4 tweeters with an amp no problem.
    [ HUNTER  Apr 26, 2019 ]
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    Purchased and installed This unit in 2011 F-150. Works great, but now thinking about upgrading from stock speakers. Any recommendations of speakers that match well with this unit ?
    [ Davatk  Mar 18, 2019 ]
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    We will have a few speakers that will fit and match well with this receiver. I recommend contacting an advisor on 1-800-324-9695 to discuss your preferences to get a personal recommendation on the best set for you My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Paul
    [ Paul  Mar 25, 2019 ]  Staff
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    Is the display too bright at night ? Several reviews complained that it is not dimmable ?
    [ Davatk  Mar 12, 2019 ]
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    Actually, I put this stereo in my motorhome and it is too bright. I actually made a black felt cover for it for when I drive at night.
    [ Ron  Mar 13, 2019 ]
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    This one is in my sons car and he has no complaints. I drove it for a couple months and also have no complaints. You can change the color and some of them are brighter/dimmer
    [ JOSEPH  Mar 12, 2019 ]
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    I would suppose that would depend on the particular vehicle, bit it seemed fine in my 06 F150 truck.
    [ James  Mar 12, 2019 ]
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    No. It is just what you need if you want be able to see it.
    [ Kurt  Mar 12, 2019 ]
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    It doesn't bother me
    [ Melissa  Mar 12, 2019 ]
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    Will the Bluetooth work with my Android II? I'd like to be able to play music on Pandora and have Google maps going at the same time with Google maps audio/directions overpowering the music.
    [ james  Mar 05, 2018 ]
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    I think the bluetooth works with any phone...read the directions. as far as doing two things at once on your phone....I don't know about that.
    [ BRUCE  Mar 05, 2018 ]
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    Can easily,but buy other brand of stereo, my broke after 3 months of use
    [ Reinaldo Contre  Mar 05, 2018 ]
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    Sorry, haven't tried that so I don't know
    [ Charles  Mar 05, 2018 ]
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    Is there some sort of Blue tooth incoming alert?
    [ mike  Mar 30, 2017 ]
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    I am putting in a Hot Rod I don't care about the Bluetooth. I just want stereo and C Ds.
    [ Jim M  Jan 07, 2018 ]
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    I have not noticed an alert....But I have not really used the stereo that much yet.....It's in our camper van...For summer adventures.
    [ BRUCE  Mar 31, 2017 ]
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    Not sure what you mean by "incoming alert"? When the bluetooth is activated and my phone rings I get an alert then.
    [ Joseph  Mar 31, 2017 ]
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