About the Dual DXDM227BT
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.
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.
- 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
- 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
- inputs: front panel auxiliary and USB inputs
- outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear)
- CEA-2006 compliant
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # DXDM227BT
What's in the box:
- CD receiver
- 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
|Backup Camera Input||No|
|Second Camera Input||No|
|Alexa Voice Control|
|Memory Card Slot||USB|
|Satellite Radio Ready||No|
|RMS Power (CTA-2006)||16 watts|
|RMS Power (Manufacturer)||---|
|Peak Output||50 watts|
|RMS Power Bandwidth||20-20kHz|
|Sub Preamp Outputs||No|
|Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs||No|
|Navigation App Compatible (iOS)|
|Navigation App Compatible (Android)|
|Preamp Voltage||2 volts|
|Key Button Color||Blue|
|Steering Wheel Control Compatible||No|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|FM Sensitivity||8.5 dBf|
|Radio Data System||No|
|Music File Playback||MP3|
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.
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.
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.
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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