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Dual DXDM227BT

CD receiver

Item # 070DXDM227

Looks matter to me when I'm shopping for a car stereo, and I like the looks of Dual's DXDM227BT CD receiver.

Find what Fits your vehicle

Looks matter to me when I'm shopping for a car stereo, and I like the looks of Dual's DXDM227BT CD receiver.

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Item # 070DXDM227

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About the Dual DXDM227BT

Slick design

Looks matter to me when I'm shopping for a car stereo, and I like the looks of Dual's DXDM227BT CD receiver. The classic styling combines a large, bright 10-digit LCD display with a set of easy-to-use buttons that gives you quick access to all your entertainment. Ready to crank up the volume? Just grab the centrally located volume knob and give it a twist. Beyond the styling, Dual designed this budget-friendly powerhouse to accommodate all your music options with Bluetooth®, convenient front USB and aux inputs, CD playback, and a sensitive AM/FM tuner, so it's a great candidate for replacing your factory radio.

Slick design

Looks matter to me when I'm shopping for a car stereo, and I like the looks of Dual's DXDM227BT CD receiver. The classic styling combines a large, bright 10-digit LCD display with a set of easy-to-use buttons that gives you quick access to all your entertainment. Ready to crank up the volume? Just grab the centrally located volume knob and give it a twist. Beyond the styling, Dual designed this budget-friendly powerhouse to accommodate all your music options with Bluetooth®, convenient front USB and aux inputs, CD playback, and a sensitive AM/FM tuner, so it's a great candidate for replacing your factory radio.

Bluetooth® hands-free calling and audio streaming

Built-in Bluetooth gives you convenient hands-free calling and wireless audio streaming, too. Thanks to the sensitive built-in microphone, you'll always come through loud and clear when you're making a call.

Your iPhone®, your Pandora® and more

Simply plug your iPhone into the USB input to get your streaming radio fix from Pandora. You can access your favorite stations with the easy-to-use front-panel controls. And of course you can tap into your favorite playlists and other music you've stored on your iPhone, too.

Smooth sound

Getting the right sound for the music you're playing is easy with the DXDM227BT's seven preset tone settings. The built-in amp delivers a strong 16 watts RMS per channel to get more volume and musical detail out of your speakers, while two sets of RCA preamp outputs make it easier to connect an amp or powered subwoofer for more impact.

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

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


Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (16 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • fits double-DIN (4" tall) dash openings
    • detachable face
    • remote control
    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
    • inputs: front panel auxiliary and USB inputs
    • outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear)
    Other Info:

    What's in the box:

    • CD receiver
    • Trim-ring
    • Wiring harness
    • Remote control (CR2025 3V battery installed)
    • 8 Pan-head ISO-screws
    • 8 Countersunk ISO-screws
    • Quick Start Guide

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    Features & specs

    AUX Input Front
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Front
    USB Port Power ---
    Backup Camera Input No
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Alexa Voice Control
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size N/A
    Nano N/A
    Touch N/A
    iPhone N/A
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 16 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    Peak Output 50 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 Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible No
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    FM Sensitivity 8.5 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System No
    File Playback
    Music File Playback MP3
    High-res Playback N
    Second Camera Input Lane Watch N

    Product Research

    Built-in Bluetooth
    Disc/USB/Aux Playback
    Audio & Tuner Section
    Display & Remote Features

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The Dual DXDM227BT 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 DXDM227BT. You can only pair one device at a time with the head unit. 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 DXDM227BT 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 DXDM227BT.

    Hands-Free Communication w/ Integrated Mic: The Dual DXDM227BT 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:  This head unit does not offer direct entry of a phone number, phonebook transfer, or a call history list. However, you can make a call from the phone and then have it transferred to the the head unit. You can also quickly redial the last number from the head unit's front-panel.

    Bluetooth Audio Streaming: The Dual DXDM227BT 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.

    Disc/USB/Aux Playback

    CD Compatibility: The Dual DXDM227BT head unit supports CD-Audio, CD-Text, CD-R, and CD-RW disc playback. The head unit supports playback of MP3 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 DXDM227BT 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 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 DXDM227BT 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
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 255 Folders/999 Files
    Tags ID3 tags (ver. 1.0-2.4), WMA tags

    Playback & Search Functions: The DXDM227BT 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.

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

    Audio & Tuner Section

    MOSFET Amplifier: The Dual DXDM227BT 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 DXDM227BT are as follows:

    • CEA2006 Specs: 16 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Maximum Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels (200 watts total)
    Note: The power specifications for the DXDM227BT 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 DXDM227BT 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.

    Program Volume: You can set the DXDM227BT to power-on at the same volume level (0-30) every time.

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

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

    AM/FM Tuner: The Dual DXDM227BT 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 Preset Scan function lets you listen to each preset station in a particular band for a few seconds. 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.

    Display & Remote Features

    7 Character LCD: The Dual DXDM227BT CD receiver is equipped with a 7 character LCD with white text and a black background. The head unit's button illumination is blue.

    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.

    IR Remote: The Dual DRXM57BT comes with a 17-button IR remote control for wireless operation of the CD receiver.

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    Customer Q&A

    12 questions already asked

    How good does this stereo work with android phones?
    [ Terry  Mar 27, 2018 ]
    2 answers
    It works well. Occasionally my android phone will disconnect from the bluetooth but the fact my phone is a droid my be unrelated.
    [ Anthony  Mar 27, 2018 ]
    Works great with android and iPhones. You can connect Bluetooth or aux and the sound works perfect
    [ MARIO  Mar 27, 2018 ]
    Can I change the screen colors or dim the brightness?
    [ Tallywacker  Dec 30, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    Unfortunately no, those are the only things I don't like about this system. It is very good. I highly recommend it.
    [ Remington  Dec 30, 2017 ]
    Does this have an automatic dimmer? To dim when headlights turn on?
    [ Wendel  Dec 28, 2017 ]
    2 answers
    Not that I have found.
    [ Seth  Dec 30, 2017 ]
    No it doesn't
    [ Enriquo  Dec 30, 2017 ]
    how many cd will cd player hold ?
    [ Burce  Dec 25, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    One. There are no aftermarket stereos that feature a multi-disc changer.
    [ Ryan  Jan 03, 2018 ]  Staff
    What is the pin# for the Bluetooth connection to my iPhone?
    [ Jacin  Nov 01, 2017 ]
    2 answers
    The manual says it is 1234
    [ Omar  Nov 02, 2017 ]
    [ Sarah  Nov 01, 2017 ]
    Do I need a adapter for stearing wheel controls when my truck has the sync already in it and the head unit says its compatible.?
    [ shawn  Aug 08, 2017 ]
    2 answers
    The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Kenny  Aug 08, 2017 ]  Staff
    If the truck has Bluetooth it should work . The radio reception on mine is very poor , I regret buying it .
    [ michael  Aug 08, 2017 ]
    Hooked everything up correctly and radio works but no sound? Any help
    [ Peter  May 28, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer, or try our online support center:
    [ Kenny  May 29, 2017 ]  Staff
    What would be needed to retain the use of my factory subwoofer with this stereo?
    [ Brandon  May 16, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on how everything integrates and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Kenny  May 16, 2017 ]  Staff
    Is this an HD RADIO?
    [ bob  May 11, 2017 ]
    2 answers
    What do you mean HD? I bought this a while ago and my boyfriend and I installed it ourselves. It has Bluetooth and hands free phone. I love it!
    [ Sarah  May 13, 2017 ]
    No , The tuner is not good at all . Very poor reception.
    [ michael  May 12, 2017 ]

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