About the Dual XRM405BT
A colorful way to go digital
A colorful way to go digital
Wireless remote included
Dual's XRM405BT digital media receiver gives you a wallet-friendly way to add the convenience of built-in Bluetooth® connectivity to your daily drive. It's designed to work with a wide variety of Apple® and Android™ smartphones, plus other devices and music players, so you can make and take calls, stream Internet radio, or just enjoy your own music library.
Of course, you can also check out your favorite AM/FM stations, plug a thumb drive full of music into the USB port, or connect a music player to the front AUX input. Thanks to the built-in MOSFET amplifier, it all sounds great on this Dual receiver.
Bright and easy to read
The receiver looks great, too, with an adjustable LCD display that lets you find the exact right shade to suit your music or your mood. The colorful 10-digit display is easy to read day or night, whether you adjust it to match your dash lighting or just set it to your favorite color.
The included wireless remote adds convenience and you'll have plenty of preamp outputs (front, rear, and sub) when you decide to expand your system.
Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.
iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.
- digital media receiver with AM/FM tuner (does not play CDs)
- built-in MOSFET amplifier (18 watts RMS CEA-2006/60 peak x 4 channels)
- built-in Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calling and music streaming
- works with a wide variety of smartphones and devices
- plays MP3 and WMA music files
- detachable face with adjustable multi-color LCD display
- wireless remote control
- bass and treble controls with 4 preset curves (1 user-adjustable curve)
- inputs: front USB port (no iPod® control), front auxiliary input
- outputs: 5-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear, sub)
Other Features and Specs:
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # XRM405BT
What's in the box:
- Digital media receiver
- Face (attached)
- Sleeve (installed)
- Trim ring (installed)
- Remote control (CR2025 battery installed)
- Wiring harness
- Four M5 x 6mm screws
- Four M4 x 6mm screws
- Rear-support bolt
- Hex nut
- 2 Radio removal tools
- Quick Start Guide
Scratch & Dent items may be missing non-essential accessories. In some cases the manufacturer's accessories have been replaced with generic equivalents.
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Features & specs
|Backup Camera Input||No|
|Second Camera Input||No|
|Memory Card Slot||USB|
|Satellite Radio Ready||No|
|RMS Power (CTA-2006)||18 watts|
|RMS Power (Manufacturer)||---|
|Peak Output||60 watts|
|RMS Power Bandwidth||20-20kHz|
|Sub Preamp Outputs||Yes|
|Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs||No|
|Navigation App Compatible (iOS)|
|Navigation App Compatible (Android)|
|Preamp Voltage||2 volts|
|Key Button Color||Blue|
|Steering Wheel Control Compatible||No|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|FM Sensitivity||10 dBf|
|Radio Data System||No|
|Music File Playback||MP3, WMA|
Bluetooth Technology: The Dual XRM405BT is equipped with built-in Bluetooth allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:
- Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.5 (Hands Free Profile)
- Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.3 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Dual XRM405BT.
Pairing: Before using your Bluetooth enabled device, it must be paired to the XRM405BT. You can only pair one device at a time with this unit. Once paired, when your Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the Dual receiver, the auto connection function automatically connects the two units. The Dual XRM405BT is compatible with most Bluetooth enabled mobile phones, including the Apple iPhone, Blackberry, and Android smartphones.
Hands-Free Communication w/ Integrated Mic: The Dual XRM405BT allows for wireless communication between the head unit and your Bluetooth enabled smartphone. You can answer an incoming call from the head unit's front-panel control or included remote; or you can set the head unit to auto answer all incoming calls. Incoming phone call information will be displayed on the unit's front-panel LCD. You can enter a phone number using the head unit's front-panel controls or the included remote control. You can even quickly redial the last number from the head unit. Use the integrated front-panel microphone to speak into during your phone conversation, while the other party will be heard through your vehicle's speakers. Your car audio speakers will mute automatically during a call.
Note: This receiver does not support phone book transfer or access.
Bluetooth Audio (A2DP/AVRCP): The Dual XRM405BT also allows you to play back stored music and streamed music apps from your Bluetooth enabled smartphone, tablet, or personal music player using a Bluetooth connection. Playback controls included Play/Pause, Stop, & Next/Previous Track. This unit does not display song/artist information from Bluetooth audio devices.
USB Port: The Dual XRM405BT digital media receiver is equipped with front-panel full-speed USB (type-A) port for playback of MP3/WMA files stored on a compatible USB mass storage device - such as a USB thumbdrive or portable digital audio player. The unit will recognize USB mass storage device with internal memory up to 64GB. The unit's USB port (max. 500mA) will also charge your USB device during connection.
Note: The USB port does not support Apple iOS or Android OS devices.
Supported Media Files: The MP3/WMA music files stored on your USB mass storage device must meet the following requirements for proper playback on the XRM405BT.
|Compatible Files||MP3, WMA|
|Sampling Frequency||MP3: 8-48khz, WMA: 8-48kHz|
|Bit Rate||MP3: 8-320kbps, WMA: 8-384kbps|
|ID3 Tag Support||MP3 Tags: version 1.0-2.0, WMA Tags|
|File Folder Limit||Maximum Files: 1,024; Maximum Folders: 512; Maximum Folder Levels: 8|
Playback & Search Functions: When a USB memory device is first connected, playback will begin automatically. The XRM405BT also offers the following playback & search features for MP3/WMA music files stored on your USB memory device.
- Play/Pause: Play or pause tracks.
- Folder Access: Selects previous or next folder.
- Intro: Plays the first 10 seconds of each track in a folder.
- Track Select: Skip to the beginning of the next rack or return to the beginning of the previous track.
- Fast Forward/Reverse: Fast forward or reverse through a selected track.
- Repeat: Continuously repeat the current track or folder.
- Random: Plays all tracks on the device or in the current folder in random order.
Auxiliary Input: The XRM405BT features a front-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input for temporary connection of an external portable audio device, such as your iPod/iPhone, Android smartphone/tablet, or Blackberry.
MOSFET Amplifier: The Dual XRM405BT 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 XRM405BT are as follows:
- 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 XRM405BT are compliant with the CEA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). These standards were developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and between manufacturers.
2V/5Ch RCA Outputs: The XRM405BT features front, rear and mono-subwoofer 2V RCA outputs. The front and rear speaker RCA outputs are balance and fade adjustable. The mono-subwoofer RCA output is non-fading.
Equalizer: The Dual digital media receiver features the following preset EQ curves (Flat, Pop, Jazz, Rock, & Off/User) to customize your music listening. The Bass & Treble can be independently adjusted from +/-7 when in Off/User EQ mode. Activating the Loudness feature will enhance the bass and treble frequencies when listening to music at low volumes.
Key Beep: When this function is enabled, every button press will output a beep tone.
AM/FM Tuner: The Dual XRM405BT features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, & 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.
- Local: The Local function allows only strong radio stations to be received, blocking stations with weaker signals.
- Mono Mode: Selecting the Mono mode can improve reception in areas with weak FM signals.
Note: You can switch the tuner between USA or European tuning.
Detachable Face: The Dual digital media receiver features a detachable faceplate to deter theft (no face case is supplied). An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can be purchased for this unit.
3.7" Wide LCD: The large 3.7" vibrant LCD allows you to easily view and navigate system menus, features, folders, and song information.
Variable Color Illumination: Offering over 32,000 color combinations, the receiver lets you customize the color illumination of its LCD. You can choose from Blue, Green, Red, Yellow, Purple, Cyan, White, or customize your own color. You can even have the head unit cycle through all colors. Match the receiver's illumination to the your vehicle's interior lighting, or create a color that fits your mood.
Note: The head unit's button illumination remains Blue.
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.
Wireless Remote Control: The XRM405BT comes supplied with an 17-button IR remote control which provides wireless control over the Dual digital media receiver.
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