About the Dual DSA1035
A DVD receiver in a small package
A DVD receiver in a small package
You may not have a lot of dash real estate to work with, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy having a DVD receiver in your dash. Dual's DSA1035 DVD receiver packs a lot of media into a smaller single-DIN package. You can play your tunes using DVDs and CDs, the USB port, the A/V input, or the SD card slot. Simple controls give you quick access, while the 3.5" LCD display shows off all the song info.
In addition to being a great display for system and song info, you can also use this Dual's 3.5" LCD screen to view movies and video from DVDs and other sources when your car is parked. If you want to take your show on the road, connect a video screen to the video output and keep your passengers entertained. Take your pick of media — USB devices, SD cards, or DVDs.
Solid sound and power options
This Dual includes four preset equalizer settings for easy sound adjustments. The built-in amplifier offers plenty of power for four speakers, so crank it up when you're ready to roll. But if you want a little more oomph, the DSA1035 also includes two sets of preamp outputs for connecting outboard amps or a powered subwoofer.
- fold-down detachable front face
- 3.5" LCD display
- remote control
- plays audio and video content from CDs, DVDs, SD cards, and USB memory devices
- bass and treble controls with 4 preset EQ curves
- inputs: front mini-jack A/V input, front mini-USB input, front SD card slot, rear-view camera input
- outputs: rear RCA video output, 4-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear/subwoofer)
- internal amp (18 watts RMS CTA-2006/60 peak x 4 channels)
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # DSA1035
Dual DSA1035 reviews
The service was great, I have no complaints about Crutchfield whatsoever. The unit itself is good not great, but for the price I still feel like I got what I paid for..
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Despite the price, this is a low quality unit. The sound is terrible no matter what speakers i pair it with. Anything over half volume is distorted and crackles. There is hardly any tuning of the audio besides basic bass and treble. I regret buying this and can't believ Crutchfield would even offer to sell such a terrible head unit. Super disappointed.
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If your a senior citizen or have not so good vision do not buy this unit. Don't let the 3 in. screen fool you. The readouts are so small you will need Supermans vision to see anything on the display. Also good luck getting a complete owners Manual for this unit. Even calls and emails to Dual are unanswered.Nothing on the net either except the quick start instructions.I will be sending this back to Crutchfield for a refund.
Cons: Can get a full operating instruction manual,the display is to small to read especially when driving.
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Old technology. No way to dim very bright display at night. Works well . Music sounds ok. I will probably replace with different unit.
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Lot's of features for the price, but I'm having trouble getting a complete users manual. The quick start quides is lacking details about how to use it.
Pros: Lot's of features for the price
Cons: having trouble getting a complete users manual. The quick start quides is lacking details about how to use it.
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More details on the Dual DSA1035
Features & specs
|AUX Input||Mini (front)|
|Audio/video Input||Mini (front)|
|Backup Camera Input||Yes|
|Second Camera Input||No|
|Memory Card Slot||USB, microSD/SDHC|
|Satellite Radio Ready||No|
|RMS Power (CTA-2006)||16 watts|
|RMS Power (Manufacturer)||16 watts|
|Peak Output||60 watts|
|RMS Power Bandwidth||20-20kHz|
|Sub Preamp Outputs||No|
|Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs||Yes|
|Preamp Voltage||2 volts|
|Key Button Color||Blue|
|Steering Wheel Control Compatible||No|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Radio Data System||No|
Audio & Tuner Section
3.5" Video Screen: The Dual DSA1035 features a 3.5" LCD video display with LED backlighting and has a resolution of 960 x 240. The 3.5" LCD video display lets you view menu/audio settings, source selection, AM/FM station number identification, and movie files. You can adjust the video display's brightness, contrast, sharpness, color, and hue levels.
- For safety reasons, you cannot view a video source on the built-in monitor as long as the vehicle is in motion. In order to display video, the pink wire of the included harness must be hardwired into the vehicle's parking brake light circuit, and the vehicle's parking brake must be engaged.
- The is unit's 3.5" LCD video display is not a touchscreen.
Detachable Front-Panel: The Dual DSA1035's front-panel is detachable to help prevent theft. A hard-plastic face-case is included to store the face-plate when it is detached.
Push-Button Controls: The Dual DSA1035 features push-button controls on its detachable front-panel that provide simple operation of the DVD receiver.
IR Remote Control: The DSA1035 comes supplied with a 41-button IR remote control which provides wireless operation of the DVD receiver.
Disc Compatibility: The Dual DSA1035 supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD +R/RW, CD-Audio and CD-R/RW discs. The unit can play back MP3/WMA music files, MPEG-4/Xvid/AVI video files and JPEG photo files recorded onto a compatible DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, or CD-R/RW disc. The disc slot is located behind the fold-down face-plate. You can insert or eject a disc with the unit powered off. If the disc is not removed from the disc slot within 15 seconds of being ejected, it will be automatically reloaded to prevent it from being accidentally damaged.
SD Card Slot: The DSA1035 DVD receiver is outfitted with a front-panel SD card slot which supports playback of MP3 music files, MPEG-4/Xvid/AVI video files and JPEG photo files stored on a SD/SDHC memory card (up to 32GB). The SD card slot is located behind the fold-down face-plate.
USB Port: The Dual DSA1035 is fitted with a front-panel miniUSB port and comes with a 19" miniUSB-to-USB cable for connection of a USB mass storage class device, such as a USB thumbdrive (up to 64GB). The unit supports playback of MP3/WMA music files, MPEG-4/Xvid/AVI video files and JPEG photo files stored on a compatible USB MSC device. USB devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the DVD receiver's USB port (max. 0.5A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.
Note: The unit's USB port is not compatible with Apple iOS and Android OS devices.
Playback & Search Functions: The DSA1035 offers a variety of playback & search functions, so you can find and enjoy your music in the car.
- File/Folder Search: The head unit provides a list of tracks and folders that you can search through to find the music you want.
- Fast Forward/Rewind: The unit allows you to fast forward or rewind through a track or file.
- Random/Repeat: The head unit offers Random (All/Folder) and Repeat (Track/Folder/All) playback functions.
CTA-2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the DSA1035 are compliant with the CTA-2006 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 DSA1035 are as follows:
- CTA-2006 Specs: 16 watts x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
- Maximum Power Output: 60 watts x 4 channels (240 watts total)
2V/4Ch RCA Outputs: The DSA1035 is equipped with 4-channels of 2-volt RCA outputs (Front, Rear/SW) for connection to an external power amplifier. The RCA outputs can be configured as Front & Rear outputs with fader control, or Front & Sub outputs with the Sub output being non-fading. There are no subwoofer level or low-pass crossover controls built into the receiver. Make sure if you connect a subwoofer amplifier, that the amplifier is equipped with a low-pass crossover filter.
EQ: The Dual DSA1035 offers 5 EQ presets (Pop, Rock, Classic, Jazz, Flat) suitable for the music genre of your choice. You can also choose to manually adjust the head unit's Bass & Treble, along with Balance & Fader.
Loudness: The Loudness feature compensates for deficiencies in the low and high sound ranges at low volume. This feature can be turned On or Off.
Key Beep: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation (this can be turned On or Off).
AM/FM Tuner: The Dual DSA1035 features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, & preset tuning. The built-in AM/FM tuner allows you to store up to 18 FM station presets and 12 AM station presets (for a total of 30 presets). You can tune your presets manually or have the head unit do it automatically. The Local function allows only strong radio stations to be received, blocking stations with weaker signals. You can switch the tuner between USA or European tuning.
Front-Panel AV Input: The Dual DSA1035 is equipped with a front-panel 3.5mm AV input and comes with a 9" AV 3.5mm-to-RCA adapter to connect an external audio/video source for playback on the in-dash DVD receiver.
Video Output: A composite video RCA output jack allows you to an add an external monitor, such as rear headrest monitor or an overhead monitor (sold separately). The video outputs can display a DVD or AV input video signal when its selected as the receiver's source, regardless if the vehicle's parking brake is engaged or not. However, the unit's built-in 3.5" screen can only display a video signal when your vehicle's parking brake is engaged.
Rear-View Camera Input: The Camera Input consists of a Composite video RCA jack for connecting an optional back-up camera (sold separately). This RCA input enables you to connect a rear-view camera to display the area behind your vehicle. This increased visibility encourages and facilitates safer driving. When an optional rearview camera is connected to this unit, the rear view image is displayed on the screen when your vehicle is placed in reverse gear (orange wire of the harness must be connected to reverse light wire of vehicle). Automatic video switching takes approximately 1.5 seconds.
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