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Item # 070XDM270 | MFR # XDM270
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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.
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.
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.
Got it fast tech support very helpful
Kevin, Marion, IL
Average Customer Review(s):
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.
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.
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!
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.
Got it fast tech support very helpful
Pros: Great stereo
Works great easy installl
Pros: Great price
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.
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.
Inexpensive but works well.
Pros: Inexpensive and easy to install. Great service from their consultants
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.
Good radio for the price. Like the usb.
Pros: Easy to use.
Cons: Small buttons.
Works great, and is easy to use. However, it lacks a dimmer and at night the blue background light it quite blinding.
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
Great value for what I needed. Thanks
So far great product
WORKS VERY WELL , EASY TO INSTALL , ONLY ISSUE IS THE LIGHT AT NIGHT IS BLINDING
Pros: WORKS WELL , EASY INSTALL
Cons: WAY TO BRIGHT AT NIGHT (BLINDING)
Just as good as higher priced unit purchased in the past.
Great radio and easy to install! Thank you!
Pros: Easy to install and works great!
Awesome service.... great product, in love with my car again!
Pros: excellent service, easy to install
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
Pretty straight forward installation. Sounds excellent. Nice presets for music and talk radio.
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.
|Backup Camera Input||No|
|Second Camera Input||No|
|Memory Card Slot||USB|
|Satellite Radio Ready||No|
|RMS Power (CTA-2006)||16 watts|
|RMS Power (Manufacturer)||16 watts|
|Peak Output||50 watts|
|RMS Power Bandwidth||20-20kHz|
|Sub Preamp Outputs||No|
|Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs||No|
|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|
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.
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 |
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 (version 1.0 - 2.4)|
Playback & Search Functions: The XDM270 offers several convenient playback & search functions for your music.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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 ]
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