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Dual XDMA450

CD receiver

Item # 070XDMA450

Many factory radios are boring to look at, and don't offer much beyond the basics.

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About the Dual XDMA450

Style doesn't have be expensive

Many factory radios are boring to look at, and don't offer much beyond the basics. Dual's XDMA450 CD receiver adds an exciting look to your dash and expands your entertainment options, all for a reasonable price. And, if you're one of those people who is always squinting at the display, the black text on a white background is really easy to read.

Style doesn't have be expensive

Many factory radios are boring to look at, and don't offer much beyond the basics. Dual's XDMA450 CD receiver adds an exciting look to your dash and expands your entertainment options, all for a reasonable price. And, if you're one of those people who is always squinting at the display, the black text on a white background is really easy to read.

Plug in your iPhone®

The handy front-panel USB input is perfect for plugging in thumb drives loaded with MP3 and WMA music files, and it also supports your iPhone or iPod®. Plug in and you'll have easy access to your favorite playlists, artists, podcasts, and more. And if you're not an Apple user, the two auxiliary inputs — minijack on the front and RCAs on the rear — will handle the audio output from other phones or music players. You can play your favorite CDs, or home-burned discs loaded with MP3 or WMA files.

Enjoy the extras

The face of the XDMA450 detaches for security, and Dual includes a remote control for your convenience. This receiver's built-in amp delivers plenty of juice so you'll notice a big jump in sound if you're replacing your factory radio. Seven preset EQ curves make it easy to adjust the sound, while front and rear preamp outputs lets you hook up an amp or powered sub.

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Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • detachable face with black and white LCD display
    • remote control
    Smartphone Features:
    • iPhone control through USB
    Audio Features:
    • plays MP3 and WMA files from CDs and USB memory devices
    • bass and treble controls with seven preset tone settings
    • loudness
    Expandability:
    • inputs: front (minijack) and rear (RCA) auxiliary inputs, front USB input
    • outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear/subwoofer)
    Other Info:
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    What's in the box:

    • CD receiver (10A fuse)
    • Detachable face-plate (attached)
    • Wiring harness
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Trim ring
    • Remote control (CR2025 battery installed)
    • 2 Removal tools
    • 4 ISO-mount screws
    • Rear-support bolt
    • Lock washer
    • Hex-nut
    • 2 Face-fixing screws
    • Rubber plug (for USB port)
    • Installation/Owner's Manual

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    Features & specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input Front, RCA (rear)
    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 Classic,5Gen
    Nano 7/6/5/4/3/2/1
    Touch 7/6/5/4/3/2/1
    iPhone X/8/8+/7/7+/6S+/6S/6+/6/5S/5C/
    General
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 18 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) 18 watts
    Peak Output 60 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 4-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs Yes
    Video Screen No
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Screen Size ---
    Display Color White/Black
    Key Button Color White/Blue
    EQ Bands None
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 8.5 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System No
    High-res Playback No

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    Disc & USB Playback
    iPod/Aux Integration
    Audio & Tuner Section
    Display & Remote Features

    Disc & USB Playback

    CD Compatibility: The Dual XDMA450 head unit supports CD-Audio, CD-Text, 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.

    USB Port: The Dual XDMA450 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. 0.5A) a USB enabled electronic device, such as your smartphone.

    Music File Compatibility: The Dual XDMA450 supports the following types of music recorded onto a disc or loaded onto a USB mass storage class device.

    Media Type Disc (CD-R/RW or DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW) USB (MSC)
    File System ISO9660 Level 1/2, Yellow Book Mode 1/Mode 2, Multi-Sessions FAT/FAT32
    Playable File Types Audio MP3: sampling frequency of 8-48kHz with bit-rate of 32-320kbps
    WMA: sampling frequency of 32-48kHz with bit-rate of 32-192kbps
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 255 folders/999 files 255 folders/50,000 files
    Tags MP3 ID3 Tags, WMA Tags

    Playback Features: The XDMA450 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.

    iPod/Aux Integration

    USB 1-Wire iPod/iPhone Control: The Dual XDMA450's front-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 Dual CD 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 (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 title.
    • 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 Dual XDMA450 is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 12/18/2018):

    iPod/iPhone Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Song/Artist Text Track Info
    video 5th 1.3 Y N Y N Y Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N Y Y Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3rd 4.3.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    4th 5.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    5th 9.3.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    6th 11.2.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    iPhone 2 3.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3GS 4.3.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    4 5.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 10.3.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C 10.3.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    5S 11.2.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    SE 11.2.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6+/6S/6S+ 11.2.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    7/7+ 11.2.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    8/8+ 11.2.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    X 11.2.2 Y N 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.

    Dual Auxiliary Inputs: The XDMA450 features dual auxiliary inputs. There is a front-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input for connecting a temporary external portable audio device, such as a portable MP3 player. There is also a rear-panel stereo RCA auxiliary input for connecting a permanent external audio device.

    Audio & Tuner Section

    MOSFET Amplifier: The Dual XDMA450 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 XDMA450 are as follows -

    • CTA2006 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 XDMA450 are compliant with the CTA2006 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/4Ch Preamp Outputs: The Dual XDMA450 is equipped with two pair of 2-Volt preamp outputs (Front, R/Sub). The R/Sub preamp output can be switched between a rear-channel full-range output or a non-fading subwoofer preamp output. When the subwoofer preamp output is activated, you can adjust the output level (0-12) of the sub preamp output. There is no built-in low pass crossover for the R/Sub preamp output.

    Equalizer: 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 manually adjust the receiver's Bass & Treble. EQ settings are stored for each source. 

    Loudness: The Loudness feature increases the bass and treble frequencies at lower volume levels.

    Source & Program Volume Level: The Source Volume Level control allows a gain adjustment for each audio source (Tuner, CD, Aux, USB, iPod). You can set the source volume level (+/-6dB) for each mode, depending on the relative volume of each audio source. You can also set the XDMA450 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 XDMA450 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 Local function allows only strong radio stations to be received, blocking stations with weaker signals. You can even switch the tuner between USA or European tuning.

    Display & Remote Features

    Detachable Face-Plate: The head unit's face-plate is detachable to deter theft. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can be purchased for this unit. Included face-fixing screws prevent the unit's face-plate from detaching.

    Text Scroll: 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).

    12/24 Hour Clock: The unit's built-in clock can be set to 12-hour or 24-hour mode.

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

    Wireless Remote Control: The XDMA450 comes supplied with an 18-button IR wireless remote control which provides complete control of the Dual CD Receiver.

    Optional Steering Wheel Control Adapter: The unit features a SWC (steering wheel control) input which lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel control adapter from PAC or Metra (sold separately - see Accessories tab).

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