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Axxera XDMA7800

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Our take on the Axxera XDMA7800

The USB slot on the front gives you a couple of ways to play your tunes: through your iPod or a USB drive. Connect your iPod, and you can browse your music library using the stereo's control knob, letting you stash your iPod safely in your glove box or console.

The "Do-it-all" car stereo

It's nice to have choices. Axxera knows that no two drivers are alike, so they give you all kinds of ways to enjoy your digital files on the XDMA7800 CD receiver. Whether you have your tunes on an iPod®, a USB thumb drive, an SD™ card, or old-fashioned CDs, you can plug 'em into this versatile stereo on your daily drive.

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Play all your music

The USB slot on the front gives you a couple of ways to play your tunes: through your iPod or a USB drive. Connect your iPod, and you can browse your music library using the stereo's control knob, letting you stash your iPod safely in your glove box or console.

But if you don't have an iPod, that's fine, too — just load up a thumb drive with MP3 and WMA files, plug it into the USB slot, and navigate your files and folders in much the same way. Got both? Axxera includes a second USB drive in the rear. As a bonus, Axxera builds an SD card slot behind the fold-down face. However you carry your music files, Axxera's XDMA7800 CD receiver can play them.

Built-in hands-free calling

Keep your eyes on the road while you drive with built-in Bluetooth®. Simply pair your compatible phone and you'll hear your caller over your speakers. Axxera includes an external mic you can mount right nearby, so your callers can hear you loud and clear. Plus, you can stream music from a compatible device through this receiver — no wires needed.

Sounds great, looks great

Axxera gives you the tools you need to dial in just the right sound. High- and low-pass filters let you send your speakers and subs the frequencies they were designed to handle, which lets them hit harder and run more efficiently. Then use the 3-band EQ to fine-tune your sound — you can even set the center frequency on each band for precise adjustments. Axxera includes a remote for on-the-fly changes. You can choose from 31 display colors, or create your own custom color, so this Axxera will look right at home in your dash.

Bluetooth note: Bluetooth compatibility of this device may vary, depending on your phone and service provider.

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

Product Highlights:

    General Features:
    • CD receiver
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • variable color display: 31 preset colors, plus custom color option
    • remote control
    Audio Features:
    • built-in iPod control
    • plays CDs, SD cards, and USB devices (See Details for full capabilities)
    • 3-band parametric EQ
    • subwoofer level control
    • inputs: front and rear USB input, front auxiliary input, SD-card slot
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other Info:
    • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
    • built-in amplifier (18 watts RMS CTA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • warranty: 2 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

    What's in the Box:

    • AM/FM CD receiver (with a 10-amp fuse inserted into the chassis)
    • Face (inside hard plastic face case)
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Trim ring
    • Wiring harness
    • Remote control
    • CR2032 Lithium battery
    • 39" USB extension cable (with female USB type-A connector on one end and a male USB connector on other end)
    • Microphone with visor-clip (attached 9.75' cable terminated by a 3.5mm connector)
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • Rear-support bolt
    • 4 Pan-head screws
    • Star-washer
    • Hex-nut
    • 2 Face-fixing screws
    • Installation/Owner's Manual
    • "Remove Transit Screws" note (attached to chassis)

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    Works perfect, installed great, color options are great and automatically dims at night times. Has all features you could want, can't think of a reason to buy any other radio

    Kenny, Lake Charles, LA


    Axxera XDMA7800 Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (52 Reviews)

    Great Value - Don't pay more than $60

    Jared from Brookville, OH on 3/10/2019

    2000 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    When I purchased this it was on sale. Hard to imagine a much better deal for the that price. Now with that being said it has nuances. Does not seem to have a very precise equalizer and Bluetooth is one of the most basic I've used. Quality on calls in probably 6/10. But I love the multi line display and love the iPod intergration. Bluetooth audio stream does not support data displayed to the screen it just displays "Bluetooth stream". No real problems. Just a $60 maximum unit.

    Pros: Multi-line display Color changing display Lots of features

    Cons: Bluetooth call quality 6/10 HD Radio attachment is discontinued, should not be advertised as a feature at this point.

    Great radio

    Kenny from Lake Charles, LA on 3/8/2019

    2013 Nissan Sentra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Works perfect, installed great, color options are great and automatically dims at night times. Has all features you could want, can't think of a reason to buy any other radio

    Pros: Bluetooth Calls sound great on included mic Tuner works great Plays CDs Color changing, timed dimmer

    Cons: None!

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    Crutchfield customer from Woodville, TX on 3/8/2019

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

    This radio is very nice and works amazing

    Pros: Bluetooth

    Cons: Brightness doesn't go down enough

    Good value, lots of features

    Crutchfield customer from Medford, OR on 3/7/2019

    2004 Nissan Frontier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I needed a new receiver in my truck, the Alpine was powering off and on every few minutes, but I wanted all the features, Bluetooth, MP3, USB for flash drive, etc. This one checked all the boxes, at an unbelievable price with the discount. The first unit was DOA, no sound out to any speakers, and the source button was intermittent. The second one arrived, it went in fast and easy, and I'm very happy with It. The tuner picks up local radio just fine, the CD and USB play my mp3's, and the phone connection Bluetooth works great. It seems to have more power, and sound a little better than the Alpine, through the same speakers. The display is also what I wanted, I can show the clock in large numbers, the Frontier doesn't have a cab clock, and I appreciate being able to see the time as I'm driving. Now, if it lasts a few years, I'll be very happy with it.

    Pros: Great price when discounted $100. Bluetooth, MP3, 2 usb ports, card reader, display color choices, good sound and power.

    Cons: First one was DOA, no sound to any of the four speakers. It had some sticky coating on the volume knob, and was difficult to switch from tuner\CD\Bluetooth\CD, I would have to hit the source button repeatedly to change sources. I worked with tech support, they agreed it was a bad unit, and had another to me in a couple days. The second one works great.

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    Crutchfield customer from Winter Park, FL on 3/6/2019

    1985 Ford Bronco
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great fit only issue is sometimes it doesn't register the volume knob for one click just being picky tho



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    Crutchfield customer from Big Rapids, MI on 3/4/2019

    2010 Chevrolet Silverado
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Not too bad!



    Good value

    Scott from Hanover, MA on 3/1/2019

    1986 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great little radio. I purchased this to install in a car I'm selling so it wouldn't have a hole in the dash. I was actually surprised how much I liked it especially for the money! Great deal.

    Pros: I liked it for the color display options

    Cons: Maybe longevity but we will see

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    Crutchfield customer from Orlando, FL on 2/28/2019

    2006 Subaru Forester
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Fits great and sounds great. Would recommend to anyone. Good price!!



    Exactly what we needed

    Whitney from San Diego, CA on 2/25/2019

    2001 Jeep Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Exactly what I needed for our older Jeep Cherokee. Installation kit and instructions were fantastic. Very helpful

    Pros: priced right

    Cons: none

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    Crutchfield customer from Lincoln, NE on 2/24/2019

    2000 Dodge Dakota
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Could not ask for more. Bluetooth is easy to pair. Price was great for my work truck. Crutchfield will make it easy to match your needs for any vehicle and will guide you through the install with the instructions . You can save a ton of $ if ya want to DIY.



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    Crutchfield customer from Troy, NC on 2/24/2019

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

    Works great and fit perfectly in my truck. Great team at Crutchfield.



    Definitely budget but worth it.

    Jeremy from Marysville, CA on 2/22/2019

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

    The Axxera XDMA7800 is a good budget radio. the RGB is a nice feature to tune into the factory color and sounds decent. The tuner isn't as bad as some other brands I have put in my cars over the years but has room for minor improvement. The control knob felt sticky from the plastic they put it in within the face plate box but a little Iso alcohol fixed that right up.

    Pros: Price is amazing. Worth every penny.

    Cons: noticed with the blue tooth playing audio from LG Style 4+ doens't show song name or title, just streaming audio kinda bummed but can get over it

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    Crutchfield customer from Choudrant, LA on 2/21/2019

    2000 Ford F-350
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good radio so far



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    Crutchfield customer from Cidra, PR on 2/15/2019

    1987 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very good stereo for the price.



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    Crutchfield customer from San Marcos, TX on 2/11/2019

    2001 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    great features and easy to use.



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

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great radio with a lot of cool options!! Great price as well!!



    Great Bang for the Buck!

    Crutchfield customer from Bellingham, WA on 2/3/2019

    2000 Ford Focus
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This isn't a top-of-the-line stereo by any stretch. However, it is excellent for its price. It is very basic; don't expect to see song titles when listening to the tuner. That said, for a single DIN, the buttons and readout are still sufficient for my old eyes. Installation was a breeze with the included instructions. I would say it was idiot-proof, but I couldn't find an idiot to test and confirm.

    Pros: Simple, very inexpensive, easy-to-read buttons and screen, intuitive setup, clear hands-free calling, streaming

    Cons: None given proper expectations of what this receiver is designed to do

    Great sou d

    Ick from Saline, MI on 2/3/2019

    1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Love the overall design of the product works really good love the feel of the controls easy to figure out. puts out good power for sound.

    Pros: Face looks great the controls are easy to figure out and relatively intuitive they Bluetooth works well and comes across to very clear when taking calls I recommend

    Cons: Sometimes it does not save all your preset and even other settings you've programmed

    Great update

    Mike from Pearl, MS on 1/31/2019

    2008 Nissan Sentra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good sound for the money. Easy to install. Great upgrade to factory unit

    Pros: Easy install easy operation

    Cons: Na

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    Nicholas Robert from Clarks Summit, PA on 1/28/2019

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    great unit for price



    Nice value

    Gerald from Washington, DC on 1/24/2019

    2015 Smart fortwo
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good value, had issues with 1st unit second unit work good.

    Pros: Color options



    Caleb from Harrah, OK on 1/24/2019

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

    This is probably the worst stereo I've ever had the displeasure of owning. It routinely stops working and/or freezes throughout the day. When it decides it wants to "work" it takes a solid ten seconds to skip to the next song and never displays the track information. However, it is gracious enough to give me the option to either turn up the volume OR switch sources, but never at the same time. I'm sure we all understand that would be asking way too much, so to curve that impulse, this stereo will turn off its screen and lock in the volume at whatever level it's at and won't let you power it off to try and correct your mistake. If all else fails, just take the face off and put it back on and sit back and listen in silence for the next hour or so.

    Pros: Cheap

    Cons: Cheap

    Crutchfield response on 1/28/2019 Caleb contacted our Customer Support team and set up a return. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days.

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    Steve from Austin, TX on 1/23/2019

    2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great price! Wiring harness & kit fit perfectly.

    Pros: Bluetooth works great. Easy installation

    Cons: CD is behind face plate, can't change to radio w/o removing CD


    Shayne from Bayville, NJ on 1/22/2019

    2006 Hyundai Elantra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)


    Pros: Great sound

    Cons: Has display issues

    Works great

    Dan from Seattle, WA on 1/18/2019

    2005 Acura RSX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great sound, easy to install. Functions properly at 3 days old.

    Pros: Good sound Lots of good functions

    Cons: None yet

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    Guest from Tucson, AZ on 1/16/2019

    2006 Toyota Corolla

    This is the third comment on the same issue... the first unit I received had a sticky substance on the volume knob. Just touching it and then using my phone resulted in gross stuff on my phone too. I returned the radio, got a second unit, and it has the same problem. Yes, stuff like this can usually be cleaned off , at least temporarily, with isopropyl alcohol, but no one should have to do this on a new product. How do you know if the sticky stuff causes health problems if you by touch or ingesting it (anybody ever eat french fries in a car while listening to music?) Plastic goop is not your friend.



    Amazing Bang for the Buck!

    PAT from Warminster, PA on 1/8/2019

    2001 Hyundai Elantra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very nice bang for the buck value here. Tactile feel of rotary knob is a bit sticky, but not horrible. A lot of choices and adjust-ability for crossover settings.



    Great radio, great price and great customer support!

    Tyonia from Newport, TN on 1/7/2019

    2002 Subaru Forester
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Thank you for providing a comprehensive car radio service that provides quality products at a reasonable price with customer support from purchase to install. My daughter loves her new radio that she was able to install with the clear instructions provided. Thank you!

    Pros: Radio has all the features wanted at a great price with superb support.

    Cons: I did not go to Crutchfield first.

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    Crutchfield customer from Medford, NJ on 1/4/2019

    2001 Honda Civic EX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    a few days after installation the displays has started to blink off and on



    Crutchfield response on 1/8/2019 We're sorry you're having issues with your receiver. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact 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.

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    Jason from Silverhill, AL on 1/3/2019

    2002 Lincoln LS
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Exactly what I expected to get for the price. Very reasonable.



    Awesome product

    Darron from Monroe, LA on 1/2/2019

    2009 Hyundai Elantra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great price

    Pros: Easy install


    Great sound and display!

    Wayne from Manchester, NH on 1/1/2019

    2016 Subaru WRX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good radio. Made the element I installed it in sound great since the factory radio was lacking big time. However my volume knob the rubber was sticky or had some type of sticky substance on it Crutchfield addressed the issue. Sound is great. Unit has good features and I would buy this budget headunit again!

    Pros: Nice display, lots of features

    Cons: No CD player, who uses cds In 2019 anyways!?

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    Steven from Jackson, TN on 12/29/2018

    1999 Dodge Stratus
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installation of the radio was straight forward. Use of the radio was fairly intuitive so as to get up and running in no time. Great feature set for a radio in this price range. Would recommend if you are looking for a multi-functional radio for your vehicle.

    Pros: Easy installation and intuitive to use.

    Cons: Does not install itself:)

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    Crutchfield customer from Madera, CA on 12/22/2018

    2006 Mitsubishi Lancer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Looks nice




    B_Z from Dallas, TX on 2/24/2014

    2005 Saab 9-2X
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This was a very disappointing purchase. The HD radio worked well and sounded great, but the Bluetooth sound quality was never good enough to use for hands-free calling. After a couple of years and electronics started going bad--the display periodically fails (goes blank or gets all broken up) and the controls sometimes do not work (I cannot adjust the volume, for instance). I should have read the reviews!

    Pros: decent radio sound for modest price

    Cons: useless for hands-free calling and poor dependability

    It was the Best of Receivers; the Worst of Receivers.

    John from Philadelphia, PA on 6/25/2012

    2004 Volkswagen Passat
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I've had the unit(s) for nearly a year. I purchased and installed the XDMA7800 in July 2011 into my 2004 VW Passat, along with the PAC C2R-VW2 interface and a Metra ASWC Steering Wheel Control Unit, replacing the factory Monsoon system. The inputs on the XDMA7800 are unrivaled. I was initially impressed with the unit, but I discovered its lack of polish and quality. For some reason a/v receivers don't support mp3 playlists, so all ordering has to be done by folders. Scrolling/searching in a car is a challenge; but with all the inputs, I setup two USB sticks and the SD card with different folder structures: playlist , or album/artist, or just root of files. Setting up playback settings for each source (random by folder, full random, or linear) let me quickly switch sources to get the org. style that I wanted. This was it's shining feature. I could match the VW blue/red dash fairly well with the adjustable colors, but the advertised dimming let me down . Good choice of buttons on the front face. I don't want to hit menu/select/scroll/menu to get to a Preset. Overall the I/O is well placed (even if a little tight on the single DIN). Bluetooth was a killer. Distortion which sounded like clipping (on all calls). Phonebook is really bad (downloads on each connect /doesn't save in receiver). LCD display flaked out on the first unit, Got a replacement unit and that completely died a few weeks ago. After two failed units, I gave up and went with a JVC.

    Pros: 1) Two USBs, an SD card slot AND built in Bluetooth (not a usb nub). Show me another receiver with this lineup. 2) Individual settings memory for each input (and lots of them). 3) Good use of buttons and I/O layout on front panel 4) Adjustable Colors worked pretty well. Day/Night colors supported, but it is based on fixed time transitions (no illum. input).

    Cons: 1) Overall quality: Had two of them, both exhibited failures, the second one completely died. I have seen other reports of LCD failures on this model. 2) Bluetooth implementation: probably a non-starter 3) FM reception poor on a strong local station. (the *only* FM station that I listen to, and the receiver couldn't tune it) 4) No illumination light input. The time based approach doesn't account for when your lights are on during the day: in a storm, tunnel, etc. It's a hassle .

    Awesome stereo

    Rob M from Belleville, IL on 1/29/2012

    2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good stereo. I wish I had bought it for my truck instead of my wife's Wrangler. I may upgrade her stereo and move this to my truck within the year. Does what she wanted it to up with her iPod so she could listen to music. The iPod interface worked flawlessly. Only problem she seems to be having is with bluetooth reception. For some reason it is intermittent with her iPhone. I have not used it with my Droid, but plan to in the future. Otherwise, it is definitely better than the stock system. Rob

    Pros: Subwoofer output Built in crossovers and high pass filters

    Cons: Bluetooth reception.

    This was a great player until...

    Dan F from Murrieta, CA on 12/23/2011

    2007 Toyota Matrix
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    When I first got it, this unit looked pretty promising to me. Everything works as it shoud and I love the variety of inputs this thing has. What I found interestingly is that each USB/SD input seems to have its own EQ settings. This could be a good thing or a bad thing - if I insert my music, I would prefer my settings to be the same for all the inputs. However, I do like it when I am listening to books on tape or old time radio shows which the EQ varies. Now my gripes. The Bluetooth freezes up so often that I had to disable it. It streamed from my Android phone via Pandora without a hitch but the freezing made it unbareable. The only other issue is that the volume suddenly raises up or lowers down, depending on it's mood, quite randomly. It hasn't happened in about a month now, but like another user says, it could cause an accident. Good thing that you can power the unit down and turn it back on again. Overall, I'm giving this unit a 3 out of 5 stars. I would have given it a 5 out of 5 if the issues didn't persist.

    Pros: So many features - this unit bleeds features: CD, USBx2, SD Card, built-in Bluetooth, plenty of outputs, pretty good equalization - sounds great!

    Cons: Bluetooth sucks and volume raises or lowers randomly. Bad quality in my opinion.

    Almost the best receiver I've ever owned. Almost.

    Ryan J from Tallahassee, FL on 11/10/2011

    2004 Scion xB
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I fell in love with this receiver the moment I opened the box. And that love lasted until it tried to kill me. I have an otherwise awesome sound system in my Scion xB, including two Rockford Fosgate 12s in the back. Imagine driving at 50mph in bumper-to-bumper traffic when, suddenly, your stereo ramps up to full volume, pounding your subwoofers so hard that your windows are bulging in and out. That's bad enough. What's worse is that there's absolutely no way to stop it without turning off the power to the unit, which means turning off the car. You can imagine how much fun that is. This appears to be afflicting others, as well, and Axxera needs to address this problem immediately. This will eventually cause someone to get into a car accident.

    Pros: Lots of inputs. Superb sound quality on all inputs. Intuitive controls. Elegant appearance. Easy to install.

    Cons: It randomly, without any provocation, ramps its volume up to maximum. Some Bluetooth glitches, but this could've been my phone. Folder navigation is a bit difficult at first.

    Returned it

    Dan from Philadelphia, PA on 11/8/2011

    2005 Scion xB
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    If all the features this unit has worked as advertised it would be a great deal but unfortunately it has two deal-breaking problems: 1. The FM reception is absolutely terrible. On my 45-minute drive to work, I listen to the same radio station (which broadcasts a few miles from my house) the whole way. With my car's stock radio I never had a moment of static or interference. With the Axxera, the station was not coming in great sitting in front of my house (I can even get this station on my cellphone's built-in FM radio!) and was totally gone by the time my drive was half over. 2. The bluetooth streaming playback suffers audio dropout, audio is just lost several times per minute for a second. It makes listening to music via BT basically impossible. I ended up exchanging it (thanks Crutchfield!) for the JVC KD-R820BT. I gave up a few things (the JVC has dual USB ports but you have to use one of them for the bluetooth adapter, no SD card slot, and the controls and display are not as intuitive), but the BT audio streaming is flawless and the FM reception, while not as good as the stock radio, is much better than the Axxera. So if you're thinking about the XDMA7800 but you want to have a decent FM radio and good bluetooth playback, just get the JVC instead.

    Pros: Great features for the price: built-in bluetooth, two USB ports, SD card slot, adjustable display color.

    Cons: FM reception is horrible and the bluetooth streaming suffers regular dropouts.

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    Chris from California on 11/1/2011

    I have had it installed now for a few months. One thing I have noticed is twice now the volume or the FM frequency ramps up with no input from me. Another thing I have noticed as I have a pretty regular routine is that both seemed to happen in the same area. Therefore since both these things are controllable by IR Remote, I suspect there may be some random signals being received by the receiver and not necessarily the fault of the receiver. But that is the only problem I have had - Otherwise a great product!

    Pros: Still Great!

    Cons: Possible independent volume or FM frequency ramp


    Kbrn from Central Florida on 9/28/2011

    2004 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was really hesitating to buy this head unit because it is of a brand I never heard of, I just got done installing the unit and I'm pretty impressed with the features, the possibilities are almost endless when it comes to listen to your music collection, The SD Card it's the only feature I haven tried yet but I'm almost sure I won't use it as much. I tested the Cd Player--works good (not tested on bumpy roads yet) I tested the Back USB Port with my iPod and it just won't work, not even to charge it. (That's why I'm giving this unit a 4 Stars Rating) The back USB port works flawless with my phone though I mounted the Micro SD Card and it did recognized it right away) The front USB port work as it should with both iPod and Phone. The Bluetooth Also paired with no troubles with my HTC EVO Shift 4G, Streaming music with Pandora it's just AWESOME!.. The color change feature it's cool and nice but the font is a little rough for my taste. I only had a couple of hours installing/testing the unit but so far this is my review. We'll see in the next 3 or 4 days (which is usually the time it takes me to get to know new toys lol)



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    B.G. from Portland, OR on 9/25/2011

    2000 Volkswagen Eurovan
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was reluctant to buy a brand I had never heard of, but the feature list seemed impressive. In the end, I bought and installed the XDMA7800. I am VERY happy with it. Unlike the last 2 radios I bought, it's navigation is pretty darn simple. The menus are simple and the features and plentiful. There are several EQ curves that sound good and the display is wonderful. Pay the extra money and get this bigger screen with more info. One feature that I really like is the ability to change the color of the screen - 1 color for day, another for night. Its bright in the day (yellow/green) and red at night (easy on the eyes). My only complaint is that the rear ipod connector didn't play nice with my ipod for whatever reason (reason for 4 stars), but plugging it in the front worked fine. I can live with that.



    Great Stereo

    Chris from California on 8/28/2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Was referred to a Pioneer but found this one had all that I wanted especially Bluetooth and an SD slot. I've tried all features and it works great. I listen to NPR via FM radio and am very happy with the reception- another important feature to me. My phone on bluetooth connects everytime I get back in and start up the car. I have tried the aux cable to play music with my phone and I have streamed Pandora over the internet via my phone on bluetooth. It plays CDs flawlessly! I too placed the microphone in the lower pocket and used double-sided tape to adhear it to the top corner. It works fine from what people have told me. If I bend over and talk right into it they say it works even better so of course wiring it all the way over and up to the visor would be optimum - I didn't want to put that much effort if I didn't need to. I placed the rear USB cord to hang down just below and on the console side of the map pocket/glove box - but it can be tucked up out of sight. USB devices work great! I just received a 16GB micro card that I plan to load up most of my MP3 music and simply just work with that. No wires or other devices hanging off or power hungry bluetooth. All and all a great system. Really why I bought this one? I could make it any color screen I wanted and had all the features I wanted for a great price. I really like the way the screen goes from negative display for day to positive display for night time based off the times you provide.



    Some bluetooth issues

    JamesM from St. Charles, MO on 8/21/2011

    Overall the unit is great. The SD card is a great feature, plus two usb ports front and rear. One thing to note is that you have to remove the front faceplate to insert the SD card. Bluetooth works fine with my HTC EVO. The EVO connects automatically (for phone calls) when I get in the car and turn on the radio. Streaming Pandora from the phone to the head unit also works fine. The only issues I have with the unit are that the controls are somewhat non-intuitive and the bluetooth phonebook has issues. The phone book uploaded from my EVO to the head unit fine, but as a previous reviewer indicated, the entries are not in alphabetical order (by first or last name). Additionally I had assumed that you could store one or two quick-dial numbers in the unit which unfortunately you cannot. Receiving calls works great, however. Great unit, some minor flaws.



    Wasnt pleased

    Seth from Indianapolis,in on 8/16/2011

    Got this as a gift PROS: Sounds great, bluetooth works well Cons: Has terrible reception compared to my old sony explode, volume will randomly turn up to full blast



    Bluetooth Issues

    Chris from Lexington, KY on 8/12/2011

    2007 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Overall, a nice unit with good sound and many user options in the settings. Unfortunately, I noticed several design issues, primarily with the bluetooth, that made me send it back, which Crutchfield's CS is top-notch. The first was the BT microphone, which is intended to go on the headliner by the windshield. The mount is designed so that there is no pivot point for the microphone, and there were no other mount options in the box, so when the mount is placed on the headliner, the mic faces up slightly above horizontal and you can't change it. Another problem was, after pairing my cell phone, the unit would not connect automatically. I did a manual connect and it worked. I tried an HTC and a Samsung, neither connected automatically. Also, upon making a test call, my wife said the volume was too low, but guess what, there is no mic volume setting like other brands have. One other strange thing is there is no option to delete a paired phone. There is a bluetooth reset, but that deletes ALL paired phones. Makes me wonder why manufacturers don't get consumers to "beta" test their units before releasing them.



    Axxera XDMA7800

    Constantine from San Ramon,CA on 8/12/2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Overall very nice unit and does exactly what it suppose to do. The reason for 4 stars and not 5 are 1) No handsfree dialing aka voice dialing 2) Phonebook feature a absolutely useless. The phone book in not even alphabetized. 3) Defaults settings are set very low and require tune-up. 4) Prefetch for CD is very poor and it lose track when car hit a bump. Saying that CD technology is mostly obsolete so I was not worried much about that. Installation was a snap and after tweaking some default settings (mostly output profile should be set to Loud 1) got very decent sound. SD card, Bluetooth streaming, CD, MP3 , MWA everything worked flawlessly. Happy with purchase and would recommend.



    Axxera XDMA7800

    Brock from Paducah, Kentucky on 8/3/2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This stereo is amazing.... The features are sick. It sounds and looks great. I installed this with a kenwood amp and two 10'' Kicker comp's..... The whole system is great. the bluetooth audio streaming is the best idea ever. I just hook up my ipod and just lay it down, no wires to get in the way or anything.



    Versitle Reciever

    ChuckS from Fort Collins, CO on 8/2/2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The first unit had a defective front face plate pivot point but Crutchfield immediately sent a replacement receiver. Great service. The FM receiver is very good. The bluetooth paired with my old Nokia phone easily and call quality is excellent. Overall sound quality seems good but I only have the basic factory speaker system so can't really judge. Love the SD card. Manual says it supports up to 32GB SD card but I'm only using a 16GB card. Put my mp3 library on the card and am using it instead of my iPod since you can play everything in the same manner that an iPod can without the cable to an iPod. The user selectable lighting scheme is a nice touch. Especially different user selectable colors for day and night so to not distract from my night vision yet clear contrast during the daytime. Negatives. The AM radio is really bad. Far worse that the factory radio. So bad it almost doesn't pick up clearly the local AM stations. Wonder if my radio is defective. My other complaint is the detachable faceplate isn't as solid as I'd like. A Pioneer radio I have in my other car is the same way so maybe it just comes with all detachable face plates.



    First Impression

    Scott R from Staten Island, NY on 7/26/2011

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

    Just received this head unit today and at first glance, I am very pleased with the features and sound quality. Bluetooth stereo audio streaming and phone call quality are both great using my Moto Droid 2, as well as stereo and USB quality. Haven't yet tried the SD card slot or CD player, but will try both soon and update, even though I expect both to work flawlessly as well. So far, no issues, and with a new brand no less! I had to review this one because I was desperately looking for any other reviews on this unit besides the one other person who reviewed on this site, but to no avail.



    One month in...

    rds from not here on 7/7/2011

    2003 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have had this head unit in my Supercrew f-150 for a month now. It sounds good and looks good just like the ad states. I added two Polk 6 1/2" speakers and am extremely pleased with the improvement in sound quality. The front and rear USB ports are nice, but I like the completely hidden SD card slot behind the face plate the best. Load up a 2G+ SD card with as many songs as you will ever listen to, latch it into place behind the face plate, attach the faceplate and tadah, no wires, no thumbdrives visible and you don't have to try and route the aft USB around to your glove box to have a clean way to enjoy your music library. The bluetooth is clear and loud, the remote mic makes voice clear and bright for the person on the other end of the line. BT actually connected to my phone more quickly with this head unit than in my brand Ford Edge with MyTouch. I do wish the phone book download capabilities were better and I also wish the head unit would retain "Recent Call" list after exiting the vehicle or otherwise disconnecting your phone from BT. I also played music via BT from my ipod touch. It was flawless, controls responded quickly and accurately. Overall great application and functionality for the price.




    Hands-on research

    Features and Specs

    AUX Input Front
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Front/Rear
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB/SD-card
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen
    Nano 7/6/5/4/3/2/1
    Touch 6/5/4/3/2/1
    iPhone X/8+/8/7+/7/6S+/6S/6+/6/5S/5C/
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 18 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) 18 watts
    Peak Output 60 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen No
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Screen Size ---
    Display Color Variable
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 3
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Labor Warranty 2 Years
    FM Sensitivity 8.5 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek/Scan
    Radio Data System No
    High-res Playback No

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    Disc/USB/SD-Card Support
    Bluetooth/iPod Integration
    Audio & Tuner Section
    Display & Remote Features

    Disc/USB/SD-Card Playback

    CD Compatibility: The Dual XDMA7800 head unit supports CD-Audio, CD-Text, CD-R, and CD-RW disc playback. The head unit supports playback of MP3, WMA, and AAC music files recorded onto CD-R and CD-RW discs.

    Dual USB Ports: The Dual XDMA7800 is equipped with front- and rear-panel USB (type-A) port for playback of MP3/WMA/AAC files stored on a USB mass storage device, such as a USB thumbdrive. The unit's USB ports will also charge a USB enabled device, such as your smartphone.

    SD-Card Slot: The Dual XDMA7800 is equipped with hidden SD-card slot (behind detachable face-plate) for playback of MP3/WMA/AAC files stored on a SD/SDHC memory card (up to 16GB).

    File Compatibility: The MP3/WMA/AAC files on a disc, USB mass storage device, or SD/SDHC memory card must meet the following requirements for proper playback on the XDMA7800.

    Requirements Media Type
    Disc (CD, CD-R/RW) USB MSC & SD/SDHC Memory Card
    File System ISO9660 level 1/level 2, Yellow book Mode1/Mode 2, Multi-session FAT/FAT32
    Compatible Files MP3: 8-48khz, 32-320kbps
     WMA: 32-48kHz, 32-192kbps
    AAC: 8-48kHz, 48-288kbps
    Metadata Support MP3 Tags (version 1.0-2.4), WMA Tags
    File/Folder Limit Maximum Folders/Files = 256
    Maximum Folder Levels = 8
    Maximum Folder/Files = 65,535
    Maximum Folder Level = 7

    Playback Features: The XDMA7800 offers playback features such as Repeat, Random and Intro scan.

    • 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.

    File/Folder Search: This search function allows navigation through compressed music files' folders to find a specific file or for playback.

    Bluetooth/iPod/Aux Integration

    Built-in Bluetooth: Bluetooth hands-free communication is built into the Dual Axxera XDMA7800, making it easy to integrate a Bluetooth enabled cellular phone (up to 10). Bluetooth is a two-way wireless communication system allowing you to make and receive cell phone calls or stream digital audio from your Bluetooth enabled phone on the XDMA7800 CD receiver.

    • Hands-free Communications (HFP/PBAB): The built-in Bluetooth hands-free feature allows you to talk on your cell phone through the XDMA7800 without the need of holding it in your hand, which helps avoid any traffic violations by keeping your focused on the road. Incoming calls will be automatically appear on the display and a ring tone will heard through your car speakers. You can answer a call from the head unit or have the head unit automatically answer any incoming calls. You can dial a number from the head unit or the included remote control. You can also transfer your phonebook the head unit. In addition, you can view a list of the 10 most recent phone calls dialed, received, or missed. The XDMA7800 even supports call waiting. An external microphone is included for better audio performance (no integrated front-panel mic).
    • Wireless Audio Streaming (A2DP/AVRCP): The built-in Bluetooth audio streaming feature allows you to stream digital audio from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone to the XDMA7800 and control the playback of the audio through the head unit (there is no song/artist/album display).

    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some mobile devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the XDMA7800.

    USB 1-Wire iPod/iPhone Control: The Axxera XDMA7800's front- or rear-panel USB port allows you to connect your iPod/iPhone via the included Dock- or Lightning-to-USB cable that comes with your iPod/iPhone (not included with the head unit). This USB 1-Wire for iPod/iPhone connection provides audio playback (for both stored music & music apps), metadata display, control, and charging of select iPod/iPhones through the Axxera digital media receiver.

    • Control: You can choose to control the iPod/iPhone from the head unit or from your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen. The head unit allows you to browse your iPod/iPhone's stored music by Artist, Album, Song, Playlist, Podcast, or Audiobook (music content listed alphabetically). The unit also provides Fast Forward/Reverse, Previous/Next Track, Repeat/Random, and Intro Scan for your connected iPod/iPhone. In addition, music apps can be accessed directly from your iPhone's touchscreen.
    • Display: The head unit will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information; including Track #, Elapsed playing time, Song title, Artist name, and Album label.
    • Charging: While connected and the ignition switch is set to ACC or ON, the head unit's USB connection will power and charge (0.5A max) your iPod/iPhone. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then this unit will not recognize it.

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Axxera XDMA7800 is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 1/25/2018):

    iPod/iPhone Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Song/Artist Text Track Info Phone Audio
    video 5th 1.3 Y N Y N Y Y N N Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y N N Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y N N Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y N N Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N Y Y N N Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y N N Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y N N Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y N N Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y Y Y N N Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y Y Y Y N N Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y N Y Y Y Y N Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y N N Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y N Y Y
    3rd 4.3.5 Y N Y Y Y Y N Y Y
    4th 5.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y N Y Y
    5th 9.3.5 Y N Y Y Y Y N Y Y
    6th 11.2.2 Y N Y Y Y Y N Y Y
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    3 4.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    3GS 4.3.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4 5.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 10.3.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C 10.3.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5S 11.2.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    SE 11.2.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6+/6S/6S+ 11.2.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    7/7+ 11.2.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    8/8+ 11.2.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    X 11.2.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    Auxiliary Input: The XDMA7800 features a front-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input for connecting an external portable audio device such as a portable MP3 player.

    Audio & Tuner Section

    MOSFET Amplifier: The Dual Axxera XDMA7800 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.

    • CEA2006 Specs: 18 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Maximum Power Output: 60 watts x 4 channels (240 watts total)
    Note: The power specifications for the XDMA7800 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. The power output specs for the XDMA7800 are as follows:

    Preset EQ Curves: The Dual CD Receiver features the following preset EQ curves to customize your music listening - Flat, Pop, Jazz, Classic, Beat, Rock, or User.

    3-Band EQ: The User Preset EQ setting allows you to adjust the unit's 3-Band EQ.

    Band Selectable Center Frequency Quality Factor Level
    Bass 50, 100, or 200Hz 0.7, 1.0, 1.4, or 2.0 -6 to +6 dB
    Midrange 0.5, 1.0, or 2.0 kHz 0.7, 1.0, 1.4, or 2.0 -6 to +6 dB
    Treble 5, 10, or 15 kHz 0.7, 1.0, 1.4, or 2.0 -6 to +6 dB

    Loudness: The Loudness function enhances the bass & treble frequencies at low volumes. The Loudness can be set to 1, 2, 3, or Off.

    2V/6Ch Preamp Outputs: The Dual Axxera XDMA7800 is equipped with three pair of 2-Volt preamp outputs (Front/Rear/Subwoofer). The front and rear speakers are fading with high-pass crossover filters, while the subwoofer output is non-fading with a low-pass crossover filter.

    • Front/Rear Preamp Outputs (with HPF): If you do not want low frequency sounds to play from the front or rear speaker preamp outputs (or speaker outputs), you can turn on the unit's High Pass Filter. The HPF has a selectable cutoff frequency of (62, 95, 135Hz, or Off). Only frequencies higher than those in the selected range are output through the speakers.
    • Subwoofer Output (with Sub Control): The unit has a pair of dedicated non-fading RCA subwoofer outputs with a low-pass filter (55, 85, 120Hz, or Through), phase adjustment (normal/reverse), and output level (0-12).

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

    Program Volume: You can se the XDMA7800 to power-on to the same volume level (1-46) every time.

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

    AM/FM Tuner: The Dual XDMA7800 features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, scan, and preset tuning.

    • Preset Tuning: The built-in AM/FM tuner allows you to store up to 18 FM station presets and 12 AM station presets. You can tune your presets manually or have the head unit do it automatically.
    • Scan Tuning: Press the Scan button on the included remote control to preview strong stations on the current band, pausing for five seconds at each. Press Scan again to select station or cancel the function.
    • Local: The Local function allows only strong radio stations to be received, blocking stations with weaker signals.
    • European Tuning: You can switch the tuner between USA or European tuning.

    Display & Remote Features

    Fold-Down/Detachable Face: The Dual Axxera XDMA7800 CD Receiver features a manual fold-down face-plate which keeps the CD mechanism hidden. Simply press a button on the face-plate to manually fold the face-plate down to insert or eject a disc. The face-plate is also detachable to deter theft and comes supplied with a hard-plastic carrying case to store the receiver's face when detached.

    Variable Illumination: The XDMA7800 features variable color illumination for its LCD screen and buttons. You can adjust the button and LCD illumination between 31 preset colors, or customize your own color by adjusting Red, Green, and Blue levels (0-16). You can even have it scroll through all preset and customized colors. In addition, you can set a different color more for day and night driving.

    Display Settings: The head unit offers the following display settings.

    • Scrolling: You can change the scrolling style used for displayed information on the LCD screen. Choose from Off (no scrolling), Once (scrolls once), 15 Secs (scrolls once per 15 seconds), and On (constantly scrolls).
    • LCD Type: You can set the LCD illumination type to Positive (color background with black text), Negative (Black background with color text), or Automatic (switches to positive during daytime and negative during the night).
    • Display Dimmer: The head unit's display features three illumination dimmer settings (High/Medium/Low).

    12/24 Hour Clock: The unit's built-in clock will display 12-hour AM/PM time in USA frequency spacing mode. In European frequency spacing mode, the clock will display 24-hour time. The clock can be set to stay on even when the head unit is turned off.

    Power-On Message: This feature allows a "Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening" text message to be shown on the unit's LCD screen when it is powered on.

    Demo Mode: You can enable or disable the  units demonstration mode.

    Wireless Remote Control: The XDMA7800 comes supplied with a 21-button IR wireless remote control which provides complete control of the Dual CD Receiver.

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately).


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    looked good [ N  Mar 01, 2019 ]
    Good price point for updating an older car stocked stereo system [ Theodore  Feb 22, 2019 ]
    It is on sale, lots of features for the price, and good reviews [ Byron  Feb 19, 2019 ]
    I'm broke and it had decent reviews [ Caleb  Jan 11, 2019 ]
    Cost / features. [ Scott  Jan 06, 2019 ]
    price and easy install [ George  Dec 27, 2018 ]
    Good reviews for a cheap head unit that retains CD functionality but added Bluetooth streaming to an older vehicle. [ Shaun  Dec 18, 2018 ]
    Features I need and reasonably priced. [ Christopher A.  Dec 15, 2018 ]
    Feature packed - inexpensive option for my young son. His first system. Father and son bonding time... [ PATRICK  Dec 14, 2018 ]

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