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Dual XDM270

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Our take on the Dual XDM270

Do you need to add some up-to-date audio features to an older car? If so, consider Dual's XDM270 CD receiver — it combines an attractive price with plenty of music-making capabilities.

Just the ticket

Do you need to add some up-to-date audio features to an older car? If so, consider Dual's XDM270 CD receiver — it combines an attractive price with plenty of music-making capabilities.

CDs, MP3s, and more

Use the XDM270's tuner to listen to your favorite radio stations, or slide in your favorite CDs, including those loaded with MP3 and WMA files, The convenient front-panel USB input lets you play MP3 or WMA files from USB thumb drives (sorry, no iPhone® or Android™ compatibility). You'll appreciate the front-panel aux input for playing music from a smartphone or other device.

Crank it up

You'll enjoy some pretty potent power from the XDM270's built-in amp. And if you want to add some punch, a set of preamp outputs make it easier to add an amp or a powered sub. 

Product Highlights:

    General Features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • detachable face
    Audio Features:
    • MP3/WMA file playback from USB devices
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs (see Details for full capabilities):
    • bass/treble controls
    • inputs: front panel auxiliary input, front USB input (no iPod/iPhone control)
    • outputs: 2-channel preamp outputs (2-volt rear/subwoofer)
    Other Info:

    What's in the Box:

    • CD receiver
    • Face-plate (attached)
    • Sleeve (attached)
    • Wiring harness
    • Trim-ring
    • 2 Removal tools
    • Four M5 x 6mm screws
    • Four M4 x 6mm screws
    • Rear-support bolt
    • Lock-washers
    • Hex-nut
    • Quick Start Guide

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    Dual XDM270 Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (24 Reviews)

    Dual XDM270

    Crutchfield customer from Etowah, TN on 3/19/2019

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent product



    Dual XDM270

    Brian from Fredericksburg, VA on 3/9/2019

    2001 Chevrolet Suburban
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It does the job of an inexpensive unit, but I agree with previous reviews about the display and the tuner. The display is far too bright for night driving, and the tuner is less sensitive than my factory radio. I decided to exchange it for a JVC, and Crutchfield took care of the transaction with a painless five-minute phone call. My advice: spend twice as much. You're still well under $100, and you'll have a far better car stereo.



    Just OK

    Robert from Ponce Inlet, FL on 2/28/2019

    2006 Mazda Tribute
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    A nice simple user interface with a clear Easy-to-Read display. This I like. Unfortunately the tuner is not what I expected. Strong stations drift in and out even in town. I'm going to add an antenna signal booster to see if it helps.

    Pros: Easy install nice clean easy-to-use interface great display.

    Cons: Weak tuner.

    Crutchfield response on 3/4/2019 Robert, we're sorry you're having issues with your reception. If the problem continues and you'd like our help, please just reach out to our Tech Support team. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

    Very happy with it!

    Dave from Salt Lake City, UT on 2/22/2019

    2002 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great price for a solid deck. I was a little concerned about the reviews re brightness but it doesn't bother me at all I think it looks good. 1985 Mercedes 300dt. I've been using a thumb drive in the USB jack and I love that feature! My speaker wires didn't match the color description but everything else did and installation went well. I bought the wire connector and they work great. Useful trick I picked up re speaker wires, with battery disconnected and zero power use a AA battery touch speaker wires on both ends of the battery and you'll get a bit of static so you can identify which speaker the wires go to. I would buy this again. fast delivery!



    Dern Fine Radio

    Crutchfield customer from Strasburg, PA on 2/17/2019

    2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This stereo is excellent. It does all that I want it do. It was pretty easy to put in. The only thing I don't like is that the plastic bracket that came with it has some play when installed, but I think I didn't quite secure the bracket correctly, so If you don't try to wing it like me, I'm sure you'll be fine.



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    Kevin from Marion, IL on 2/13/2019

    2003 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Got it fast tech support very helpful

    Pros: Great stereo


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    Bruce from Spring Hill, FL on 2/8/2019

    1985 Chevrolet Astro
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Works great easy installl

    Pros: Great price

    Cons: None

    Lights out ,please

    Crutchfield customer from Huntsville, TX on 2/5/2019

    2011 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    the stereo works great but it does have a very bright display. I saw this in the reviews before I bought it. It was a simple operation to defeat the back lighting on the display by simply cutting 2 traces with a razor knife. The other controls still have lights under them.



    Works Great

    Crutchfield customer from Dacula, GA on 1/28/2019

    2004 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this radio from my daughter's car because she wanted one with an aux cord. She loves it and she likes the blue light it gives off. We had someone put it in for us. It's easy to set the clock too.



    Dual XDM270

    Crutchfield customer from Scotts Valley, CA on 1/27/2019

    2000 Nissan Xterra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Inexpensive but works well.

    Pros: Inexpensive and easy to install. Great service from their consultants


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    Gale from Fort Bragg, CA on 1/23/2019

    2003 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I only gave this a 4 star and not a 5 star because I did not fully test all the features of this product. It is a nice looking stereo and it was a very easy installation, especially with the dash kit and wiring kit included with the purchase. One of the easiest installations and radio works good. Sound was very good even at higher volume. The vehicle has good speakers and this radio drives them well. Actually, for this price point it should be a five star.



    Happy with it!

    Nancy from Carolina, PR on 1/17/2019

    1991 Toyota Previa
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good radio for the price. Like the usb.

    Pros: Easy to use.

    Cons: Small buttons.

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    Crutchfield customer from Rexburg, ID on 1/5/2019

    1999 Toyota Camry LE
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Works great, and is easy to use. However, it lacks a dimmer and at night the blue background light it quite blinding.



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    Crutchfield customer from Randolph, AL on 1/5/2019

    2008 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Works great



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    Jim from Wyoming, MI on 1/1/2019

    1994 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Works well. Lots of features. Great value, low price

    Pros: Low price

    Cons: Display doesn't dim. My fault, I should have read description better

    Dual XDM270

    Crutchfield customer from Eaton, CO on 1/1/2019

    2000 Toyota Celica GT
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great value for what I needed. Thanks



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    Crutchfield customer from Lott, TX on 12/27/2018

    2002 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    So far great product



    Dual XDM270

    Crutchfield customer from Scotia, NY on 12/27/2018

    2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)




    Nice CD radio

    Crutchfield customer from Cashion, OK on 12/26/2018

    1992 Chevrolet Caprice
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Just as good as higher priced unit purchased in the past.



    Great radio!

    Chendo from Winnetka, CA on 12/16/2018

    1997 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great radio and easy to install! Thank you!

    Pros: Easy to install and works great!

    Cons: Nine

    Very Happy!

    Evette from Glen Allen, VA on 12/16/2018

    1999 Acura Integra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Awesome service.... great product, in love with my car again!

    Pros: excellent service, easy to install

    Cons: None

    Dual XDM270

    Crutchfield customer from Utah on 12/16/2018

    1997 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    If you want to be blinded at night by the blue light this Receiver puts off then this is for you. I work nights and drive a lot during the night and the receiver illuminates my entire car making it difficult to see outside I have to cover it with the owners owners manual just to block the light that way I can see where I'm driving. It works pretty good pretty basic but as far as I know there's no way to dim the receiver light that's my negative about it.


    Cons: To bright at nighttime

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    Mac from Perris, CA on 12/9/2018

    1997 Toyota Camry LE
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Pretty straight forward installation. Sounds excellent. Nice presets for music and talk radio.



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    Crutchfield customer from Mount Vernon, IA on 12/4/2018

    2006 Ford Focus ZX4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    So far, so good. Fits and works; some of the functions are not clear and the buttons seem to be small and sometimes tricky to work with. But they do seem to work.




    Hands-on research

    Features and Specs

    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 No
    Memory Card Slot USB
    Bluetooth Compatible No
    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) 16 watts
    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
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Screen Size ---
    Display Color Blue
    Key Button Color Blue
    EQ Bands None
    Wireless Remote No
    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
    High-res Playback No

    Product Research

    Disc/USB/Aux Playback
    Audio & Tuner Section
    Display Features

    Disc/USB/Aux Playback

    Disc Compatibility: The Dual XDM270 head unit supports CD-Audio, 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.

    Front-Panel USB Port: The Dual XDM270 is equipped with front-panel USB (type-A) which enables connection of a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) device; such as a USB thumbdrive (up to 64GB). 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) USB electronic devices during connection.

    Note: The unit's USB port does not support connection of Apple iOS or Android OS devices.

    Compatible Music Files: The Dual XDM270 supports the following music files recorded onto CD-R/RW disc or loaded onto a USB mass storage class device.

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

    Playback & Search Functions: The XDM270 offers several convenient playback & search functions for your music.

    • File/Folder Search: This search function allows navigation through compressed music files/folders to find a specific file or folder for playback.
    • Repeat: You can repeat a single track, a specific folder, or an entire disc/USB device.
    • Random: You can shuffle the playback order of all your songs or only the songs in a specific folder or disc/USB device.
    • Intro Scan: You can scan the first 10 seconds of each track or the first 10 seconds of each track in a folder or disc/USB device.

    Front-Panel Aux Input: There is a front-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input for connection of an external portable audio device, such as a portable MP3 player.

    Audio & Tuner Section

    CTA-2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the XDM270 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.

    • CTA-2006 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)

    2V/2Ch Preamp Outputs: The Dual XDM2709 features a pair of 2-volt preamp outputs to connect an external amplifier. The preamp outputs fade with the front speakers and cannot be switched to rear or sub.

    8 EQ Presets: Choose from 8 EQ presets - Pop, Rock, Jazz, Classical, Beat, Flat, or User. The User EQ preset allows you to manual adjust Bass & Treble.

    Programmable Turn-On Volume: You can set what volume the receiver turns on with each time. The volume range is 0-46.

    Beep Confirmation: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation. This feature be turned On or Off.

    AM/FM Radio: The Dual XDM270 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). You can select a preset station directly or scan through all your presets in the current band. The Local function allows only strong radio stations to be received, blocking stations with weaker signals. You can select between US or European tuning.

    Display Features

    Detachable Front-Panel: The front control panel of the Dual XDM270 is detachable to deter theft. No face case is included with the unit. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can be purchased for this unit.

    3.7" Wide LCD Screen: The large, vibrant LCD screen display up to 10 characters and allows you to easily view and navigate system menus, features, folders, and song information.

    Our Product Research Team

    At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team. They verify what’s in the box, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.

    Q & A

    Customer Q&A

    Crutchfield asked  
    Why did you buy this?

    Price and reputation [ John  Mar 09, 2019 ]
    My car needed a stereo with an Aux port and Bluetooth. And having a CD player is OK for passengers who have discs and nothing else. Thanks for the great deal! [ Micahel  Feb 22, 2019 ]
    It was cheap and it had everything that I was looking for. From the USB to the radio and cd but especially the aux input [ Cole Anthony  Feb 04, 2019 ]
    Good price [ Bruce  Jan 25, 2019 ]
    Low price CD Receiver. [ Hiram  Jan 25, 2019 ]
    My current radio does not work properly, great experience with the last radio I purchased here for my other vehicle. [ Henry  Dec 18, 2018 ]
    Because it was reasonably priced . [ Anthony  Dec 17, 2018 ]
    Just needed a cheap radio to replace failed unit. [ Raymond  Dec 12, 2018 ]

    2 questions already asked

    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. [ Krissy  Dec 09, 2018 ]  Staff
    It means that while the stereo has a USB port, it does not have the ability to display, control or play content from an iPod/iPhone connected to the port. It can charge these devices via USB but offers no other functionality for them. [ Ryan  Nov 28, 2018 ]  Staff