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Sony DSX-A405BT

Digital media receiver (does not play CDs)

Item # 158DSXA45B

If you're into high-performance driving, Sony's DSX-A405BT digital media receiver offers all the features you need...

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If you're into high-performance driving, Sony's DSX-A405BT digital media receiver offers all the features you need...

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Item # 158DSXA45B

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About the Sony DSX-A405BT

Rockin' on down the road

If you're into high-performance driving, Sony's DSX-A405BT digital media receiver offers all the features you need to hit the road in style. Built-in Bluetooth and a handy front USB input give you plenty of ways to play your MP3, WMA, and FLAC files, while the built-in Dynamic Reality amp ensures that you'll hear it all in crystal-clear stereo sound.

Rockin' on down the road

If you're into high-performance driving, Sony's DSX-A405BT digital media receiver offers all the features you need to hit the road in style. Built-in Bluetooth and a handy front USB input give you plenty of ways to play your MP3, WMA, and FLAC files, while the built-in Dynamic Reality amp ensures that you'll hear it all in crystal-clear stereo sound.

Sony DSX-A405BT Digital Media Receiver

NFC gives you instant Bluetooth pairing with compatible phones

Tune your sound

This Sony has a built-in 5-band equalizer that lets you customize the sound settings to suit your musical tastes. If you like bass-heavy music, Sony's Mega Bass really brings the beat. And the two sets of preamp outputs will come in handy when you expand your system in the future.

Bluetooth® and more

This receiver features built-in Bluetooth 4.0 with Simple Secure Pairing, so you can take calls and listen to music (including your favorite Pandora channels) with minimal effort and maximum quality. NFC (Near Field Communication) technology means one-touch listening with compatible devices — simply align the devices, touch the NFC logo on this Sony's face, and pair things up.

Satellite radio rocks

You can also add a SiriusXM satellite radio tuner (not included, requires subscription). Satellite radio offers an unparalleled variety of music, news, sports, and talk, and your favorite channels will stay with you wherever you go.

Siri® hits the road

Better still, if you have a compatible iPhone, you can enjoy Siri Eyes Free during your daily drive. Just press the volume key to activate voice commands for making calls, setting up reminders, and other features. You won't even miss a text message while you're behind the wheel — Siri Eyes Free can read your messages out loud while you drive, and even let you compose responses.

Want to keep your steering wheel controls?

In most cars, you'll need an adapter to retain those controls with this car stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and radio, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls.You'll see the adapters that work with your vehicle when you add this receiver to your cart.

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

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.

This marine digital media receiver will not play CDs.


Product highlights:

  • digital media receiver with AM/FM tuner (does not play CDs)
  • 17 watts RMS x 4 CEA-2006/55 peak x 4 channels
  • plays MP3, WMA, and FLAC files
  • Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming
  • NFC offers instant Bluetooth pairing with compatible phones
  • Siri Eyes Free with compatible iPhones
  • detachable face with white and black display
Smartphone Features: (see Details for info on compatibility):
  • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control
  • Pandora Internet radio control with iPhone, Android, and Blackberry smartphones
Audio Features:
  • EQ5 5-band equalizer
  • Mega Bass adds low-end depth to your music
  • inputs: front panel auxiliary and USB inputs
  • outputs: 2-volt rear and subwoofer preamps
  • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
  • adjustable subwoofer level control
Other info:
  • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
  • remote control
  • CEA-2006 compliant
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # DSXA405BT

What's in the box:

  • Digital media receiver (10A fuse)
  • Face (installed)
  • Sleeve (installed)
  • Trim ring (installed)
  • Wiring harness
  • Remote control (RM-X231)
  • CR2025 3V battery (installed in remote)
  • 2 Radio removal tools
  • 4 Flathead ISO-mount screws
  • Face-fixing screw
  • Operating Instructions (En/Fr)
  • Installation/Connections sheet (En/Fr)
  • Face fixing screw note
  • Important Notice For Dealer

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Features & specs

AUX Input Front
Audio/video Input ---
USB Input Front
USB Port Power ---
Backup Camera Input No
Second Camera Input No
CarPlay No
Android Auto No
Siri Control No
Alexa Voice Control
Android Control Yes
Memory Card Slot USB memory
Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM
HD Radio No
Navigation ---
iPod Compatibility
Full size Classic
Nano 7/6/5
Touch 6/5/4/3
iPhone X/8+/8/7+/7/6S+/6S/6+/6/5S/5C/
RMS Power (CTA-2006) 17 watts
RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
Peak Output 55 watts
RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
Preamp Outputs 4-channel
Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
Video Screen No
Navigation App Compatible (iOS)
Navigation App Compatible (Android)
Preamp Voltage 2 volts
Screen Size ---
Display Color White/Black
Key Button Color Blue
EQ Bands 5
Wireless Remote Yes
Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
FM Sensitivity 7 dBf
European Tuning No
Seek/Scan Seek
Radio Data System Yes
File Playback
Music File Playback MP3, WMA, FLAC
High-res Playback N
Second Camera Input Lane Watch N
The Sony DSX-A405BT replaces these items:

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Built-in Bluetooth
Android & iPhone Integration
USB & Aux Connectivity
Pandora+SiriusXM+AM/FM Radio
Audio Section
Display & Remote Features

Built-in Bluetooth

Bluetooth Technology: The Sony DSX-A405BT is equipped with built-in Bluetooth (version 3.0), 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 1.6 (Hands Free Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
  • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.3 (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 Sony DSX-A405BT.

Simple Secure Pairing (SSP): With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the Sony receiver without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. The unit also provides NFC pairing for Android and USB pairing for iPhone.

  • Near Field Communication (for Android): Android (OS 4.0+) smartphones that have Near Field Communication (NFC) pair simply by touching the Android device's NFC tag to the head unit's NFC tag on it rotary-knob. For Android smartphones with older operating systems, download the NFC Easy Connect app from Google Play to use the head unit's NFC pairing function.
  • USB Pairing (for iPhone): You can pair your Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+) by simply connecting it to the Sony head unit via USB and activating the Bluetooth function on your Apple device.

Hands-Free Communication (w/ Integrated Mic): The Sony DSX-A405BT supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled cell-phone. Bluetooth hands-free communication helps to minimize distraction while driving by allowing you to control your mobile phone from the head unit, so you don't have to touch your mobile phone. The controls of the DSX-A405BT can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also features an integrated front-panel microphone (featuring adjustable gain), so you can carry on your side of the conversation while listening to the caller through your vehicles speakers. And thanks to the latest Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.6) with wideband speech capability, the DSX-A405BT provides more natural sound quality and details during wireless calls. During a conversation, you can switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode.

  • Answering Calls: Incoming calls can be answered manually or automatically (between 3-10 seconds) through the Sony head unit, while the ring tone is output from your car speakers and the caller's name or phone number is displayed on the head unit's LCD. Incoming calls can also be rejected if desired.
  • Dialing a Number: Using the DSX-A405BT , you can dial a phone number in one of the following ways.
    • Entering Phone #: Allows you to manually dial a phone number using the unit's control dial.
    • Preset Dial: You can store up to 6 contacts in the preset dial for quick dialing.
    • Phone Book: You can store up to 1,000 contacts in the unit's phone book. Up to a 40 character name can be input for each contact.
    • Call History: The unit will store the last 20 calls, allowing you to select a previous phone number quickly from the list.
    • Voice Dial: You can make a call using the voice tags stored on your connected cellular phone.
    • Redial: Use to easily redial the last number you called.

Wireless Audio Streaming: The Sony DSX-A405BT digital media receiver supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or audio player, plus song/artist information display. You are able to stream your stored music library on your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, as well as music apps downloaded on your smartphone to the Sony DSX-A405BT for playback. You can control basic playback functions like Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track from the head unit's front-panel. However, advanced music browsing will still need to be done from your Bluetooth mobile device. The head unit will also display your stored music and music app's song information; such as Artist name and Song/Album title (not compatible with all apps).

Note: When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.

Siri Eyes Free Control: When paired and connected to an iPhone with Siri via Bluetooth, the Sony DSX-A405BT has the ability to access Siri through its front-panel control and integrated microphone. Simply activate the "voice dial" function on the DSX-A405BT to engage Siri and use the integrated microphone to communicate with Siri. Siri's voice will heard through your vehicle's speakers. All Siri functions including hands-free calling, music search, setting reminders, text-messaging, audible navigation, and more can be done through the head unit and its microphone. You can ask Siri to get directions to a destination and the turn-by-turn instructions will heard through your vehicle's speakers, while the on-screen map still displays on your iPhone with Siri. The head unit's audio is attenuated while Siri provides audible directions.

Note: The head unit will only display hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the DSX-A405BT; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).

Android & iPhone Integration

Android Connectivity (via MTP): The Sony DSX-A405BT provides playback of stored music files on select Android (OS 4.0+) devices through its front-panel USB MTP-compatible port. You also get basic playback controls (like Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track) from the receiver's front-panel. In addition, you are able to view song/artist information on the receiver's front-panel LCD. Simply connect your compatible Android device with the microUSB-to-USB cable that came with your device. The unit's USB port (1A) will also charge your Android device while connected; the vehicle's accessory key must be set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position.

Note: During connection, you cannot use your Android smartphone's touchscreen to control music playback and you cannot select music apps from your smartphone for playback. However, you can continue to listen to stored music on your Android smartphone through the head unit while you check your Calendar, Facebook, Texts, etc on your phone.

USB 1-Wire iPod/iPhone Control: The DSX-A405BT 's front-panel USB port allows you to connect your iPod/iPhone via the included Lightning or 30-pin cable that comes with your iPod or iPhone (not included with the head unit). This USB 1-Wire for iPod/iPhone connection lets you directly connect, charge, & control select iPod/iPhones via the USB jack on the front of the unit, as well as view metadata like song title & artist name on the front display.

  • Bypass iPod DAC: The USB connection allows your iPod/iPhone's stored music or music apps to be streamed instantly to the head unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 24-bit D/A converter (bypassing iPod/iPhone DAC), allowing for a Signal-to-Noise ratio up to 120dB.
  • Music Navigation: You can control your connected iPod/iPhone from the head unit's front-panel or included remote. The Quick-BrowZer feature allows you to browse your iPod/iPhone's music library by Artist, Album, Song, Genre, Playlist, or Podcast from the head unit. The unit also offers Repeat (Track/Album) & Shuffle (Album) playback modes for iPod/iPhone. You can also select "Passenger" mode, to control your Apple device from its own clickwheel or touchscreen.
  • Information 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 (1A) will power and charge your iPod/iPhone. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then this unit will not recognize it.

iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Sony DSX-A405BT is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 2/28/2018):

Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Bluetooth Charge
Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Pandora Artist/Song Text Track Info Phone Audio Siri
3GS 6.1.6 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y N Y
4 7.1.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y N Y
4S 9.3.5 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
5/5C 10.3.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
5S 11.2.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
SE 11.2.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
6/6+/6S/6S+ 11.2.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
7/7+ 11.2.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
8/8+ 11.2.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
X 11.2.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y N Y
4th 6.1.6 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y N Y
5th 9.3.5 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
6th 11.2.5 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y N N N Y
6th 1.2 PC Y N Y Y N Y Y N N N Y
7th 1.02PC Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y N Y
classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y N N N Y
120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y N N N Y
160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y N Y Y N N N 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.

USB & Aux Connectivity

Front-Panel USB Port (MSC/MTP compatible): The digital media receiver is equipped with a front-panel USB (type-A) port that can be used for plugging in a USB (MSC) Mass Storage Class or a USB MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) device; such as select Android devices, digital audio players, and thumbdrives or flashdrives. The head unit supports playback of a variety of music files (including MP3, WMA, FLAC) stored on a compatible USB device. You are able to browse and control playback of the compatible files stored on your USB device through the head unit's front-panel, as well as view song/artist information. USB portable audio devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the receiver's USB port (max. 1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

Compatible Music Files: The Sony DSX-A405BT supports the following types of MP3, WMA, and FLAC files downloaded to a USB MSC/MTP device.

Media Type USB Storage Device
File System FAT 12/16/32
Playable File Types MP3: 8-320kbps; 16-48kHz
32-192kbp; 32-48kHz
16/24-bit; 44.1-48kHz
Maximum # of Folders/Files 256 folders/256 files
Tags ID3 tag (version 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA tag, Flac tag

Display Information: The digital media receiver can display the following ID3/WMA/FLAC-tag information (Track number, Elapsed Playing Time, Song Title, Artist Name, or Album Title).

Quick-BrowZer: The unit's Quick-BrowZer feature allow you to search for a track on a USB device easily by category (Genre, Artist, Album, or Playlist).

Jump Mode: Jump Mode gets you closer to the song you want by allowing you to fast forward through a music category in 10% increments.

Front-Panel Auxiliary Input: A front-panel stereo 3.5mm mini-jack is provided to allow the connection of a portable audio source. Just connect your portable digital music player to this unit, and you can listen to the audio from the portable player through the speakers in your mobile audio system. The volume level of the auxiliary input is adjustable from -8 to +18 dB to compensate for any difference between the unit and your portable device.

Pandora+SiriusXM+AM/FM Radio

Pandora Internet Radio: The Sony DSX-A405BT digital media receiver lets you playback and control the Pandora Internet Radio music service that is being streamed to your Apple iPhone or Android smartphone. The Sony DSX-A405BT will also display Artist, Album, & Song information provided by the Pandora app on your iPhone or Android smartphone. Your iPhone (iOS 10.0+) will need to be connected to the head unit's front-panel USB port with the latest version of the Pandora App from Apple's App Store. Your Android smartphone must be connected via Bluetooth to the Sony DSX-A405BT (no hard-wired connection required); your Bluetooth-enabled Android smartphone must have the latest version of the Pandora App from the Google Play Store. Your Android smartphone must also support A2DP/AVRCP/SPP Bluetooth profiles. Your iPhone or Android smartphone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, LTE (4G), or WiFi. In addition, you will need an active Pandora music service account. The Sony DSX-A405BT provides the following control over the Pandora music service streamed to your USB-connected iPhone or Bluetooth-enabled Android smartphone.

  • Station List: You can select Pandora stations from your Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z).
  • Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station. You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips allowed.
  • Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences.
  • Bookmarking: The song or artist currently being played can be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.

Note: Access to the Pandora service will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or smartphone to connect to the Internet.Pandora is not supported in Canada and only available in the United States.

SiriusXM-Ready: The Sony DSX-A405BT is SiriusXM-Ready and compatible with the SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (220SXV300 sold separately). The SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner supports SiriusXM programming with access to 175+ SiriusXM channels via subscription; check out the most popular SiriusXM subscription packages here. Additional features of the SiriusXM Connect tuner include:

  • Channel list displays a list of all available channels
  • Category Search searches for channels in a certain category
  • Displayed Information such as Channel Name, Artist Name, & Song Title can be viewed on the head unit's LCD
  • Up to 18 SiriusXM Satellite Radio station presets
  • Channels containing unsuitable content for children can be blocked
Note: A separate SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription is required (operates on the XM Network). However, you can easily add this SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio Discount Plan.

Digital Clarity Tuner w/ RDS: The Sony DSX-A405BT digital media receiver is equipped with a Digital Clarity Tuner for clear AM/FM stereo sound with digital processing technology. The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist & track information when listening to compatible AM/FM stations. The radio features 5 memory bands to store and receive AM/FM stations. You can store up to 6 presets in each in band (FM 1-3/AM 1-2), for a total of 18 FM presets and 12 AM presets. Presets can be stored automatically using the Best Tuning Memory (BTM) feature.

Audio Section

Dynamic Reality Amp: The redesigned, internal Dynamic Reality Amp circuitry boasts 47% lower internal resistance compared to conventional receivers, delivering 55 watts x 4 channel (peak power) to your interior speakers. This allows you to crank up the volume while maintaining low distortion, low noise levels and smooth frequency response. Your music isn't just louder, its clearer too. The power output specs for the DSX-A405BT are as follows:

  • Continuous Power Output: 17 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
  • Peak Power Output: 55 watts x 4-channels (208 total watts)
Note: The power specifications for the Sony DSX-A405BT are compliant with the CEA-2006 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.

Rear & Sub Preouts: The Sony DSX-A405BT digital media receiver is equipped with a set of 2V rear-channel & subwoofer RCA preouts. The rear-channel outputs are fading, while the subwoofer outputs are non-fading. There are no front-channel preouts.

Sub Controls: The DSX-A405BT's subwoofer output offers a built-in low-pass crossover (80/100/120Hz), phase switch (normal/reverse), and independent level control (-/+6dB).

EQ5: You can select an equalizer curve from eight music types; Country, Soul, Electronica, R&B, Pop, Rock, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Dance, Custom, or Off (flat). The Custom EQ5 mode allows you to make your own equalizer settings. You can adjust the level (+/-8dB) of five different frequency bands - 100Hz, 250Hz, 1kHz, 4kHz, & 12.5kHz. .

Mega Bass: The Mega Bass feature reinforces the head unit's bass sound in synchronization with the unit's volume level. Mega Bass can be set to 1, 2, or Off.

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

Display & Remote Features

Detachable Face w/ Caution Alarm: The DSX-A405BT features a detachable face for theft prevention. No face case is included with this unit. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can be purchased for this unit. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face non-detachable, if desired. If you turn the ignition switch to the Off position without detaching the front-panel, the caution alarm will sound for a few seconds. The alarm will only sound if the built-in amplifier is used.

High-Contrast LCD: The head unit's LCD screen has 5x higher contrast than conventional screens, and the optimized viewing angle makes reading easy for drivers. The LCD screen displays source information, clock, station ID, and track data when playing back digital files from your external USB devices.

  • Auto Scroll: The Auto Scroll feature allows long displayed items to scroll automatically across the display when the track is changed on a USB device.
  • Dimmer: The DSX-A405BT feature a dimmer mode to dim the brightness of the display. You can choose from either Dimmer On or Dimmer Off.
  • Sound Synchronization: Synchronized button illumination pulses in time to the beat, or changes with the sound levels of the music track.
  • Display Illumination/Clock Display: Pressing the Source/Off button once will switch sources. Pressing and holding the Source/Off button for one second will turn off audio output, but the clock display and button illumination remain on. To turn the unit off completely, you must press and hold the Source/Off button for two seconds.

Auto Off: When installing in a vehicle without an accessory power wire at the radio location, you can set the unit to turn off all lighting a set amount of time after you turn the power off. The Auto Off feature can be set to 30 seconds, 30 minutes, 60 minutes, or No.

Remote Control: The Sony DSX-A405BT comes with an IR wireless remote control and features a SWC input for compatibility with your vehicle's steering wheel controls via a separate adapter (sold separately).

  • IR Remote: The DSX-A405BT comes supplied with an IR remote control for wireless operation of the digital media receiver. The included wireless remote allows you to control the basic functions of the Sony head unit while keeping your eyes on the road.
  • Steering Wheel Control Input: 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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Customer Q&A

13 questions already asked

Can I add an external microphone? Some people cannot hear me well on Bluetooth.
[ Jenny  Mar 01, 2018 ]
1 answer
This unit does not come with external microphone, however you can adjust the gain that may help.
[ Steve  Mar 01, 2018 ]
can you pair a blue tooth speaker to this device?
[ david  Dec 20, 2017 ]
1 answer
To be honest that's one thing I haven't tried.
[ keith  Dec 20, 2017 ]
Will the USB also charge the device that is plugged into it?
[ rob  Aug 21, 2017 ]
4 answers
I don't think so. I tried this with my phone a few days ago. There were other issues with the radio at the time though, so that could have caused it not to charge through the USB port.
[ Christopher  Aug 22, 2017 ]
[ William  Aug 22, 2017 ]
Yes, it charges my iPhone perfectly fine.
[ Jesse  Aug 22, 2017 ]
I have an iPhone and it charges it.
[ Robert W.  Aug 22, 2017 ]
Is the panel removable?
[ Cameron  Jun 05, 2017 ]
7 answers
Yes. I love the blue tooth. I use it for my phone to listen to Pandora and make calls.
[ Samuel  Jun 06, 2017 ]
Yes the face of the unit is detachable so you can take it with you.
[ Rudy  Jun 05, 2017 ]
I assume you're referring to the "face plate"...if so, the answer is "yes"...the face plate is removable as an anti-theft deterent
[ Tom  Jun 05, 2017 ]
Yes it is
[ Eric  Jun 05, 2017 ]
[ Brandon  Jun 05, 2017 ]
[ John  Jun 05, 2017 ]
If your referring to the screen it self yes, it's removable.
[ Mariko  Jun 05, 2017 ]
does this unit really not work with iPhone 7?
[ Dennis  May 15, 2017 ]
1 answer
It works fine with my iPhone 7
[ William  May 15, 2017 ]
Can you change the colors of the display or is it stuck on blue?
[ Fless  May 15, 2017 ]
4 answers
I have not found a way to change the color.
[ Jesse  May 16, 2017 ]
nope. just blue. you can dim it but that's it.
[ keith  May 16, 2017 ]
Blue is the only color
[ William  May 15, 2017 ]
It is stock blue.
[ William  May 15, 2017 ]
Is there a screw hole on the back of the unit for a mounting bracket?
[ Ron  Jan 03, 2017 ]
3 answers
Yes there is, in the standard location but I think it is unnecessary because the unit is so short.
[ Arnold  Jan 03, 2017 ]
There is no screw hole on the back of the unit but it is extremely light and doesnt move or vibrate if you use the aftermarket installation brackets. I've had zero issues with this unit.
[ Angelo  Jan 03, 2017 ]
There are little metal tabs that you bend to hold the unit into the mounting plate and bracket. Or at least thats the way the bracket was for my tundra
[ david  Jan 03, 2017 ]
Is glare a problem?
[ Ron  Dec 29, 2016 ]
6 answers
Enter an answer to this question.If by glare you mean glare on the display that makes it difficult to read the text--then yes, there is a lot of glare. There are only two brightness settings, and even on bright, in sunny conditions, the text on the display is difficult to see. It also appears to be polarized, which helps under normal conditions, but if you have polarized sunglasses on, the display text can be totally invisible depending on the direction of the polarization in your lenses (you can tilt your head to the side and watch this get better/worse). The blue light, or whether or not your car has tinted windows, are things unrelated to whether or not the display is susceptible to glare. I wouldn't be deterred by the glare. It is a minor annoyance when getting comfortable with the stereo and setting things up if it is bright and sunny out, but once you're rolling, you aren't going to look at the display much anyway.
[ Chris  May 25, 2017 ]
It has a dimming feature to help reduce glare.
[ Rudy  Mar 06, 2017 ]
No, glare is not a problem. I put this head unit in both of my cars. I have them on the dimmer of the two settings, because both of my cars are tinted.
[ Samuel  Dec 31, 2016 ]
I don't notice much glare on mine, every vehicle may be different though
[ RYAN  Dec 30, 2016 ]
I've not had a problem with glare at all. Been using it for ~4 months. Love it.
[ Jason Eugene  Dec 30, 2016 ]
I use the default 'blue' background lighting and have no complaints day or night. Don't understand what "glare" you're concerned about. There is none for me.
[ Gary  Dec 30, 2016 ]
The mic is not very good can you hook up an external mic to this unit?
[ Shane  Dec 25, 2016 ]
3 answers
The mic picks up all the road noise when making a phone call and overrides the conversation to the point that it is unusable when driving. When stopped it is very clear.
[ Gary  Dec 30, 2016 ]
The mic for the blue tooth?
[ Steve  Dec 26, 2016 ]
Not that I've seen, probably a question you should call them about.
[ William  Dec 26, 2016 ]
Can you see this during daylight hours?
[ Jessica  Oct 17, 2016 ]
4 answers
Yes it is very bright, even in a jeep with top off.
[ John  Oct 18, 2016 ]
Yes, you can see the screen very well. The blue illumination, you can't see well. But yes, the screen is very easy to see even on the brightest of days.
[ William  Oct 17, 2016 ]
Yes colors and brightness are both adjustable
[ Robert W.  Oct 17, 2016 ]
Yes, it can easily be seen in daylight when the brightness is all the way up. If you have the dimmer on it is not as easy to read, but with the dimmer off it is clearly bright and visible.
[ Jesse  Oct 17, 2016 ]
What are the units dimensions? Looking to replace a sony cdxgt110 in a golf cart with a more shallow depth bluetooth capable receiver.
[ Dan  Aug 23, 2016 ]
1 answer
Thanks for your question. This single DIN receiver is the standard size for Height and Width, approximately 2" by 7". The Depth of this unit is 4.295". Hope that helps.
[ Kenny  Aug 23, 2016 ]  Staff
I purchased a Sony DSX-A40UI and installed it in my car before I realized it was not Bluetooth capable. If I purchase this Sony DSX-A405BT, will I be able to use the wiring adapter I just made for the DSX-A40UI?
[ G  Aug 14, 2016 ]
1 answer
Thanks for your question. I would recommend to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the connections to see if they will be the same. 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.
[ Kenny  Aug 16, 2016 ]  Staff

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