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Sony WX-920BT

CD receiver

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Sony's WX-920BT CD receiver begins its impressive list of features with built-in Bluetooth, but not just for one.

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Bluetooth® for two

I like — love Bluetooth in the car. Sony's WX-920BT CD receiver begins its impressive list of features with built-in Bluetooth, but not just for one. Pair up your mobile phone and another, so you and your partner can talk hands-free or stream your music. If you've got a Siri-compatible iPhone®, a simple press of a button lets you command her to make calls, compose text messages, and much more  — it adds a cool new level of convenience and capability to your car's audio system.

Bluetooth® for two

I like — love Bluetooth in the car. Sony's WX-920BT CD receiver begins its impressive list of features with built-in Bluetooth, but not just for one. Pair up your mobile phone and another, so you and your partner can talk hands-free or stream your music. If you've got a Siri-compatible iPhone®, a simple press of a button lets you command her to make calls, compose text messages, and much more  — it adds a cool new level of convenience and capability to your car's audio system.

No-hassle pairing

This NFC-compatible receiver pairs select phones with a simple touch of your mobile device, while Bluetooth auto-pairing connects phones automatically when you plug in via USB.

Animate and illuminate

The high-contrast display is easy to read in virtually any lighting conditions. Choose from 35,000 different colors for the display and controls — even select different colors for each. Add more excitement to your tunes by turning on sound synchronization and watch the illumination pulse to the beat of the music.

Enjoy your music

Pop in a CD, plug your Android, iPhone® or iPod® into the USB input, or browse your favorite Pandora® Internet radio stations from the receiver's controls. Add a SiriusXM tuner (not included), and you can listen to the incredible programming on satellite radio. And the sound quality will be great, thanks to a powerful built-in amp, aided by some awesome sound-shaping tools. You can up the low-end punch with EXTRA BASS™, while tweaking the sonic setup with a 10-band EQ.

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.

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 smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

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Product highlights:

  • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
  • Dynamic Color Illuminator variable color display
  • Pandora® Internet radio control with iPhone and Android
  • voice control with iPhone and Android
Bluetooth Features:
  • hands-free calling and audio streaming
  • NFC for one-touch pairing with compatible phones
Audio Features:
  • EQ10 10-band equalizer
  • high- and low-pass filters
  • MP3, WMA, and FLAC playback from USB
  • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RW discs, including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA music files
Expandability:
  • works with SiriusXM tuner
  • inputs: front-panel USB and auxiliary inputs
  • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear, and subwoofer)
Other Info:
  • built-in amplifier (20 watts RMS CTA-2006/55 peak x 4 channels)
  • CTA-2006 compliant
  • remote control
  • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # WX920BT

What's in the box:

  • CD receiver (10A fuse)
  • Wiring harness
  • Wireless remote control (RM-X231)
  • CR2025 Lithium battery (installed in remote)
  • Microphone w/ bracket (attached 11' cord terminated by a right-angle mono 3.5mm connector)
  • Two-sided tape
  • 4 Flathead ISO-mount screws
  • Face fixing screw
  • Operating Instructions (En/Fr)
  • Warranty Information

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Features & specs

Expandability
AUX Input Front
Audio/video Input ---
USB Input Front
Backup Camera Input No
Second Camera Input No
CarPlay No
Android Auto No
Siri Control Yes
Android Control Yes
Memory Card Slot USB
Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM
HD Radio No
Navigation ---
iPod Compatibility
Full size No
Nano 7
Touch 6/5
iPhone X/8+/8/7+/7/6S+/6S/6+/6/5S/5/S
General
RMS Power (CTA-2006) 20 watts
RMS Power (Manufacturer) 20 watts
Peak Output 55 watts
RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
Preamp Outputs 6-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
Key Button Color Variable
EQ Bands 10
Wireless Remote Yes
Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Tuner
FM Sensitivity 8 dBf
European Tuning No
Seek/Scan Seek
Radio Data System Yes
File Playback
Music File Playback MP3, WMA, FLAC
High-res Playback N
The Sony WX-920BT replaces these items:

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Built-in Bluetooth
Android/iPhone Integration
Pandora+SiriusXM+AM/FM Radio
App & Remote Control
Disc/USB/Aux Playback
Audio & DSP Section
Display Features

Built-in Bluetooth

Bluetooth 3.0: The Sony WX-920BT 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 WX-920BT.

Multi-Device Pairing w/ Dual-Phone Connection: Up to nine Bluetooth-compatible devices can be paired to this receiver. You are even able to keep two Bluetooth-enabled phones connected at the same time, so you can make and receive calls from either phone through the head unit. Only one audio device can be connected at a time, which means only one of the two connected phones can stream audio. Once an already paired device is in close proximity to the Sony receiver, the two units will automatically re-connect. The head unit offers three pairing modes - SSP, NFC, & USB Auto

  • Simple Secure Pairing: With Simple Secure Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the Sony WX-920BT without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings.
  • 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 its rotary-knob. For older Android smartphones that don't have OS 4.0 or better installed, download the NFC Easy Connect app from Google Play to use the head unit's NFC pairing function.
  • USB Auto (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/ External Mic: The Sony WX-920BT supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled cell-phone (such as your iPhone or Android smartphone). 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 unit features an external microphone (featuring adjustable gain), so you can carry on your side of the conversation while listening to the caller through your vehicles front speakers. And thanks to the latest Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.6) with wideband speech capability, the WX-920BT provides more natural sound quality and details during wireless calls.

  • 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's front 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 WX-920BT, 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.
Note: During a conversation, you can switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode.

Wireless Audio Streaming: The Sony WX-920BT 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 WX-920BT for playback.

  • SBC + AAC Codecs: In addition to support for the standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the WX-920BT offers support of AAC. By supporting AAC, the WX-920BT offers better audio performance of the music streamed from your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad.
  • Music Control: The Sony WX-920BT lets you control basic playback functions like Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track from its front-panel. Advanced music browsing is not supported.
  • Song/Artist Information: 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 (for iPhone): When paired and connected to an iPhone with Siri via Bluetooth, the Sony WX-920BT has the ability to access Siri through its front-panel controls and external microphone. Simply activate the "voice dial" function on the WX-920BT to engage Siri and use the included 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 even 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 WX-920BT; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone).

Android & iPhone Integration

Android Direct Connect via USB: The Sony WX-920BT enables playback of stored music and music apps on select Android smartphones through its front-panel USB port. The unit's USB port (1.5A) will also charge your Android device while connected; the vehicle's accessory key must be set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. There are two types of modes to choose from based on your type of Android smartphone and what content you want to listen to.

  • AOA 2.0 (Stored Music & Music Apps): The Sony WX-920BT supports Android Open Accessory 2.0 (AOA 2.0), which lets you connect your Android smartphone (OS 4.1-7.1.2) to the WX-920BT's front-panel USB port and listen to stored music and select music apps from your Android device through the Sony receiver. You'll be able to control basic playback functions such as Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track. Other advanced music navigation will still be done from your Android smartphone's touchscreen. In this mode, the head unit will not display song/artist information; you'll continue to view song/artist information from the Android device's touchscreen. You'll still be able to access other functions and applications from your Android smartphone's touchscreen, while listening to music through the head unit. If you make a call or answer a call from your smartphone while listening to music in this mode, the music will pause until you are finished with the call and then start back up again.
  • MTP (Stored Music w/ Song/Artist Info): The WX-920BT also supports MTP for playback & control of stored MP3/WMA music files on your Android (OS 4.0+) device through the Sony receiver's front-panel USB port. In this mode, you get basic playback control (like Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track), plus song/artist information on the receiver's LCD screen. During MTP 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.

Note: Sony does not guarantee operation with all Android devices, regardless of operating system.

iPod/iPhone Direct Connect via USB: The Sony WX-920BT supports direct connection of select Lightning or 30-pin Apple iPod/iPhone devices through its front-panel USB port. The WX-920BT offers playback of your music library or music apps, music navigation and control, song/artist/album display, and charging of select Apple devices. Simply connect your compatible iPod/iPhone using the cable that came with your Apple device, or purchase another Lightning-to-USB or dock-to-USB cable (sold separately) to be used in the car.

  • Playback Control: The unit offers basic playback controls - such as Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track, and Repeat/Random. Your iPod/iPhone will remain unlocked during connection, so you can continue to control your Apple device from its touchscreen for advanced music browsing and to access additional music apps.
  • Song/Artist Info: The digital media receiver will display your iPod/iPhone's stored music file information; including Track number, Elapsed playing time, Song Title, & Artist/Album Name. The WX-920BT will also display song/artist information and station identification from select music apps.
  • 1.5A Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1.5A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then this unit will not recognize it.
Note: Access to your iPhone's downloaded applications will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet.

iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Sony WX-920BT is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 2/8/2018):

Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Bluetooth Charge
Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Music Center (SongPal) Pandora Artist/Song Text Track Info Phone Audio Siri
iPhone
4S 9.3.5 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y Y
5C/5 10.3.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
5S 11.2.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
SE 11.2.5 Y N Y 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 Y
7/7+ 11.2.5 Y N Y 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 Y
X 11.2.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
touch
5th 9.3.5 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y Y Y
6th 11.2.5 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y Y Y
nano
7th 1.02PC Y N Y N N N Y Y N Y 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.

Pandora+SiriusXM+AM/FM Radio

Pandora Internet Radio: The Sony WX-920BT lets you playback and control the online Pandora music service that is being streamed to your USB or Bluetooth connected Apple iPhone (iOS 10.0+), or Bluetooth connected Android smartphone (OS 4.0+). The WX-920BT will also display Artist, Album, & Song information provided by the Pandora app. 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 WX-920BT 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 Android smartphone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada and only available in the United States.

SiriusXM-Ready: The Sony WX-920BT 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 WX-920BT CD 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.

App & Remote Control

Music Center (SongPal) App: Download Sony's free Music Center (SongPal) app onto your Bluetooth-paired iPhone (iOS 10.0+) or Android (OS 4.2+) smartphone and take control of the Sony WX-920BT head unit right from your mobile device. You'll enjoy control over basic head unit functions, as well as navigation and seamless access to all your sources, music, apps, and more from your smartphone. The Music Center (SongPal) app also integrates Apple iOS and Android apps into the selectable source list of the Sony WX-920BT and lets you launch apps from the head unit. In addition the app can also be used to help customize sound and display settings of the Sony receiver.

  • Receiver Sources: From the Music Center (SongPal) app on your smartphone device you can access and select the head unit's Tuner (AM/FM), CD, USB, Bluetooth, and Aux sources. You'll also be able to control basic playback functions such as Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track or Station. In addition, you'll be able to view song/artist information and station identification from the Music Center (SongPal) app on your mobile device.
  • Add-On Applications: You can integrate music, movie, navigation, and other applications that are already on your smartphone device within the Music Center (SongPal) app for easier access. Once an app is selected within the Music Center (SongPal) app, your smartphone's screen will divert to selected app. Audio of that source will be played through the WX-920BT; any visual data will only be displayed by your iPhone or Android device. Basic playback functions such as Play/Pause and Next Track are available from the head unit; advanced control functions are still done from your smartphone device.
  • Volume & Sound Adjustments: You can access the head unit's sound menu and make adjustments from the app on your iPhone or Android device. Sound adjustments included Volume Up/Down, Balance/Fader, EQ, ExtraBass, and Sub Level.
  • Display Settings: Using the Music Center (SongPal) app on your iPhone or Android device you can make adjustments to the head unit's front-panel LCD and button illumination. Make changes to the preset color of the button illumination, as well as activate or deactivate Sound Synchronization.
  • Voice Recognition (Android only): You can use voice commands to ask for directions from Google maps or to play a particular song/artist in your smartphone's music library. You can even assign a music application within the Music Center (SongPal) app as a voice tag, so you can access it by simply speaking the name of the application. While using voice commands there will still be times where you have to make a selection on your smartphone's touchscreen.
  • Notification Readout (Android only): Exclusive to Android devices, incoming SMS/E-mail and Twitter/Facebook/Calendar notifications are automatically read aloud through the WX-920BT and your vehicle's speakers to keep you safe and in touch. You can even reply to a text message via voice command and a list of preset replies.

Wireless Remote Control: The head unit comes supplied with an IR wireless remote control (RM-X231) for easy operation. The included wireless remote allows you to control the basic functions (not Bluetooth) of the Sony head unit while keeping your eyes on the road.

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).

Disc/USB/Aux Playback

Disc Compatibility: The Sony WX-920BT features a single disc player that will playback CD-Audio and finalized CD-R/CD-RW audio discs. The unit supports the playback of MP3 and WMA music files on a CD-R or CD-RW disc.

  • Off Insert/Eject: A CD can be inserted or ejected with the power off. The head unit will automatically begin disc playback, when a disc is inserted with the receiver set to a different source.
  • Auto Reload: The CD player will automatically reinsert the disc if it's ejected, but not removed for 20 seconds or more.
  • Mounting Angle: For proper CD playback, this unit must be mounted between 0° (horizontal) and 45°.

USB Mass Storage Class Playback: The head unit features a front-panel USB (type-A) port hidden behind a sliding cover. The receiver's USB port can be used for plugging in a (MSC) Mass Storage Class USB device, such as a USB thumbdrive or portable digital audio player. The head unit can play MP3, WMA, and FLAC music files stored on compatible USB device. USB portable devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the CD receiver's USB port (5V/1.5A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

Music File Playback: The Sony WX-920BT supports the a variety of music files recorded onto CD-R/RW disc or loaded onto a USB mass storage class device; see below for details.

Media Type CD-R/RW USB MSC Device
File System ISO9660 Level 1/2, Romeo, or Joliet, FAT 16/32
Playable File Types MP3: bit rate of 8-320kbps with sampling frequency of 16-48kHz
WMA: bit rate of 32-192kbps with sampling frequency of 32, 44.1, or 48kHz
MP3: bit rate of 8-320kbps with sampling frequency of 16-48kHz
WMA: bit rate of 32-192kbps with sampling frequency of 32, 44.1, or 48 kHz
FLAC:
bit depth of 16 or 24-bit with sampling frequency of 44.1 or 48kHz
Maximum # of Folders/Files 150 folders/300 files 256 folders/256 files per folder
Tags ID3 tag (version 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA tag

Song/Artist Information: The CD receiver can display the following ID3, WMA, and FLAC tag information; Track number, Elapsed Playing Time, Song Title, Artist Name, or Album Label.

Playback & Search Functions: The Sony CD receiver offers a variety of unique playback & search functions.

  • Quick-BrowZer: The unit's Quick-BrowZer feature allow you to search for a track on a CD or connected USB Mass Storage 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 folder in 10% increments.
  • Repeat/Random: Repeat a single track or repeat an entire folder. Shuffle all tracks or a specific folder.

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. The aux input can be deactivated in the menu, so it does not appear as an available source.

Audio & DSP Section

High-Power Amplifier: The Sony WX-920BT is equipped with a high power amplifier rated at 20 watts (RMS) x 4-channels and 55 watts (Peak) x 4-channels that delivers clear, natural-sounding audio.

  • Continuous Power Output: 20 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
  • Peak Power Output: 55 watts x 4-channels (220 total watts)
Note: The power specifications for the Sony WX-920BT are compliant with the CTA-2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). These standards were developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and between manufacturers.

6ch/2V Preamp Outputs: The Sony WX-920BT is equipped with 2-volt Front, Rear, & Sub pre-amp outputs giving you the ability to connect external amplifiers to your car stereo system. The unit's subwoofer preamp output is non-fading. You can adjust the subwoofer preout's volume level (-6 to +6 dB) independently from the head unit's volume control. You can also select the phase of the subwoofer output from Normal or Reverse.

High-Pass & Low Pass Crossover: The front & rear speaker outputs offer a variable high-pass crossover, while the subwoofer preout offers a variable low pass crossover. The high and low pass crossovers can be set to 80, 100, or 120Hz.

EQ10: Select from a variety of EQ presets like R&B, Rock, Pop, Dance, Hip-Hop, Electronic, Jazz, Soul, Country, Karaoke, Custom, or Off (Flat). The Custom mode allows you to make your own equalizer settings. You can adjust the level (+/-6dB) of 10 different frequency bands - Band 1 (32Hz), Band 2 (63Hz), Band 3 (125Hz), Band 4 (250Hz), Band 5 (500Hz), Band 6 (1khz), Band 7 (2khz), Band 8 (4kHz), Band 9 (8kHz), and Band 10 (16kHz).

ExtraBass: Activate ExtraBass at the touch of a button for an instant, low-end boost. Unlike conventional bass boosters, ExtraBass minimizes distortion at all volume levels by automatically adjusting frequency and gain to their optimal positions.

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

Display Features

High-Contrast 3-Line LCD: With 5x the contrast of conventional screens, plus an optimized viewing angle, the WX-920BT's 3-line LCD screen is always easy to read. You can adjust its brightness level from 1-10. You can also set its dimmer to Auto, On, or Off. The Auto mode dims the head unit's display automatically when you turn your vehicle's lights on (illumination wire must be connected).

Dynamic Color Button Illumination (35,000 colors): Dynamic Color Button Illumination lets you match the head unit's button illumination to complement your existing vehicle lighting components. You can select from 15 preset colors or a customized color (R-G-B). The unit's LCD offers a black background with white text (this cannot be changed).

Auto Scroll: The Auto Scroll feature allows long displayed items to scroll automatically across the display when the track is changed on a disc or device.

Display Illumination/Clock Display: Pressing the SRC/OFF button once will switch sources. Pressing and holding the SRC/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 SRC/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 after 30 minutes of the power being turned off to the head unit.

Demo Mode: The head unit's demo mode can be turned On or Off.

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Looks like it has a big rubber know, cross fingers [ Jeremy  Nov 04, 2019 ]
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reccomended [ Garry  Oct 08, 2019 ]
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This unit had great reviews so I look forward to installing and tossing out my old radio. [ Brian  Aug 22, 2019 ]
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great reviews, has bluetooth and nfc, 6 channel preouts. all the good stuff at a great price! [ Blaine  Jul 14, 2019 ]
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Has the features I need and I have had good luck with other recent Sony products (TV, Blu-ray player) [ Edward  Jun 24, 2019 ]
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Need new head unit for 2016 nissan frontier. Factory head unit is 2 ohms to speakers. If installing aftermarket speakers they are almost all 4 ohms [ Jordan  May 26, 2019 ]
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sony quality [ john p.  Apr 28, 2019 ]
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i was looking for something to fit my mini truck and also better power output on a budget [ Benjamin  Apr 16, 2019 ]
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it met my requirements [ Bruce  Apr 02, 2019 ]
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I wanted to update the stereo that was in the 2008 GMC truck I just bought. The music played on the majority of the radio stations in my area makes me keep the stereo off most of the time and the factory stereo doesn't have a USB port or so I go without music most of the time. My previous 1995 GMC truck had a custom stereo in it that I had installed and I missed it a lot, so, I'm now starting an update on the 2008. I had used a Sony stereo in the past and liked it so I'll try one again. [ Russell  Mar 31, 2019 ]
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Fits what I need, great price [ Annette  Mar 28, 2019 ]
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Added bluetooth functionality to my 2007 Jeep. Great reviews and seems simple to use and install. [ MICAH  Mar 25, 2019 ]
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Great customer reviews [ Gereld  Feb 02, 2019 ]
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Sounds like a good product, and the name Sony! I finally bought a Sony product! [ I-Jey  Feb 02, 2019 ]
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Experience with sony products have always been good. This item also had the best reviews for the price range I was shopping for [ Tony  Jan 05, 2019 ]
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Yes [ Hector  Dec 24, 2018 ]
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Xmas present [ Vincent  Dec 20, 2018 ]
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The units I was comparing were all similarly featured and priced so it came down to aesthetics and I felt the sony unit was more to my wife's taste than the others. [ Alexander  Dec 20, 2018 ]
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I wanted a highly-rated, name brand product for my daughter's car, with all the features she could need, and at a reasonable price. [ STEPHEN  Dec 18, 2018 ]
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reviews were good [ francis  Dec 11, 2018 ]
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5 out of 5 top customer reviews... last two budget stereos we bought crapped out right away... of course after the 60 day return... :( should have bought top line to start with... :/ [ J  Dec 09, 2018 ]
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Purchased the same radio,once for my truck and again for my wife's car. [ Jeff  Nov 30, 2018 ]
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Fits my 4runner and good reviews. [ Ramoncito  Nov 27, 2018 ]
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Had a five star rating and excellent price. with the mutable features I needed. [ Bobby  Nov 21, 2018 ]
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Well reviewed [ mitchell  Nov 01, 2018 ]
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The touchscreen on my previous purchase (Pioneer AVH4000NEX) failed. And it was very difficult to operate without taking my eyes off the road. I've learned my lesson. Tactile controls offer a much better user experience and are decidedly safer in a vehicle. I encourage you to choose the unit with just as many, or fewer features than you think you need. Avoiding feature overload should be a selection criteria. [ ELI  Oct 26, 2018 ]
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High reviews at it's price point and the software. Also needed something that was Sirius/XM compatible. [ Armin  Oct 19, 2018 ]
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This receiver looks nice and will do what I need. I like the layout of the buttons as well. It was also on sale so that made it even better. [ Dakota  Oct 06, 2018 ]
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Nice clean interface on radio. Had everything I was looking for as far as connections... and most important, I like the font used for the text on the radio AND the text color can be changed. [ vicki  Sep 13, 2018 ]
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Features, warranty, layout of buttons [ Joseph  Sep 10, 2018 ]
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Appears to be laid out with ease of use while driving in mind. [ GEORGE HALL  Sep 02, 2018 ]
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Cost, features and that big ol' volume knob! [ David  Aug 17, 2018 ]
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This radio provides the necessary functions for my needs. Bluetooth using voice commands is a necessary evil in California [ J  Jul 06, 2018 ]
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Great features for the price, good reviews, Sony quality [ Deborah  Jun 25, 2018 ]
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Liked the look and access for usb. Price was also a big decision maker [ Schelly  Jun 09, 2018 ]
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it was recommended [ Margaret  May 17, 2018 ]
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Brand name, great price and free shipping [ Lou  May 10, 2018 ]
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Chose this receiver for price and good reviews from other customers who purchased. [ Nathan  May 09, 2018 ]
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Compared to other radios it was the one that suited my vehicle the best. [ Glenn  Apr 14, 2018 ]
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Didn't want or need a DVD...I also like the fact that you can change the color of the display to try and match your vehicle's lights. I've bought two Blaupunkt New Jerseys in the past. They're no longer available, so this was a close match [ Jeffery  Feb 21, 2018 ]
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22 questions already asked

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how good is am reception?
[ Mister  Sep 22, 2019 ]
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To be honest I never have tried it. Only use FM and use the USB port to listen to all my music on a usb stick.
[ MANUEL F  Sep 22, 2019 ]
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Can't get Do Not Disturb While Driving to work on iPhone. The phone recognizes the device as a Bluetooth hands-free device but won't automatically turn on "Do Not Disturb While Driving" when connected, like it should. Anyone else got it to work?
[ Adam S  Aug 05, 2019 ]
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If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
[ Krissy  Aug 12, 2019 ]  Staff
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Can you turn down the display brightness (or turn it off) while it continues to play? I had an earlier Sony that flashed like a disco light nonstop - it was annoying. Thanks.
[ Gordon  Aug 02, 2019 ]
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Never attempted to turn down the brightness...the display on this radio is terrible. Almost impossible to read anything on the display during the daytime hours. At night the display isn't bad, at least its readable. As far as reading time or the radio station on a sunny day....forget it. Very Irritating.
[ Robert  Aug 02, 2019 ]
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I know display color can be changed and stay in the color selected. Lowering brightness not sure but I can verify later.
[ Jose R.  Aug 02, 2019 ]
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Does this fm tuner tune down to 87.7?
[ Tom  Jul 26, 2019 ]
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I found in the manual, its listed as tuning is signals as low as 87.5 so you are covered! My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Paul
[ Paul  Aug 05, 2019 ]  Staff
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I can only get mine as low as 88.1. I am not certain if that is a limitation in the design of the radio or if there is no signal in my area that broadcasts at the frequency of 87.7
[ Joseph  Aug 05, 2019 ]
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There is a small hole in the bezel at bottom center (just left and below the dial). Is it a built-in microphone, or must the mic be plugged in the back? Thanks.
[ Frederick  Jul 26, 2019 ]
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The mike has to plug in the back, I really don't know what that other spot is. It's only a spot on my radio.
[ Robert  Aug 09, 2019 ]
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Mic must be plugged in the back.
[ PAUL  Aug 08, 2019 ]
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Mic must be plugged in in the back.
[ Dal  Aug 08, 2019 ]
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Does rotary dial control fade (L-R / FRONT-REAR)?
[ BARBARA  Jul 20, 2019 ]
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YES
[ Xavier Garcia  Jul 27, 2019 ]
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No it does not. You have to choose sound and then go to balance and fader
[ Steve  Jul 22, 2019 ]
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Yes, it does.
[ Jesse  Jul 21, 2019 ]
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Does the main rotary dial control EQ?
[ BARBARA  Jul 20, 2019 ]
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Yes. Once you have entered the sound field and then the custom EQ field, then you use the dial for the adjustment for each of the 10 bandwidths..
[ Robert  Jul 22, 2019 ]
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It acts as your volume wheel when you are not in the menu. When you are in the menu it is for navigating through the menu. In short in controls all of your stereo.
[ Caleb  Jul 21, 2019 ]
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How many radio presets does this stereo have? Just six or more?
[ Mark  May 15, 2019 ]
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It can have up to 18 presets with FM if I remember right it also has the ability for 6 am presets.
[ Michael  May 15, 2019 ]
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I believe it's at least 12 FM and 6 AM
[ Tucker  May 15, 2019 ]
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Use of a subwoofer without an amplifier. Will the subwoofer produce quality bass?
[ Ngula  Apr 22, 2019 ]
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The subwoofer output in the back is only for signal to an amplifier, so I would not expect good quality bass.
[ Clayton Fisher  Apr 22, 2019 ]
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I do not have a subwoofer installed.
[ Steve  Apr 22, 2019 ]
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The Sony "face" we are talking about has a sub output connection behind it. So, I believe (about 75% sure) that it will produce bass, however, most likely sure that the bass will not be audible to the normal ear. Over time, the system will be superior to a standard system. Thats my best input for the question/problem. A crutchfield supporter
[ Barry  Apr 22, 2019 ]
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My clock needs to be adjusted every morning. Is this normal ? A good music system
[ Ngula  Apr 21, 2019 ]
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sounds like you don't have the memory wire hooked up to a constant source of 12v. need to find a wire that doesn't go off with the key switch.
[ kenneth  Apr 25, 2019 ]
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No, not normal. I only adjust mine for daylight savings time. Maybe your battery connection or a wire is loose and it is losing all power when you shut off the car. I would ask Crutchfield or Sony tech support
[ PATRICIA  Apr 23, 2019 ]
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I don't think it's normal.
[ Abelardo  Apr 21, 2019 ]
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I purchased this stereo for my father's truck. He does have an issue with the time changing by one hour every day. But it is only if he has it on a certain FM station. I can only assume that it is being reset using the broadcaster's RDS information. If we change stations and also reset the time, it will stay correct until the tuner is changed to this particular station. Within five minutes, the time goes back an hour.
[ Greg  Apr 21, 2019 ]
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What could be the problem.
[ Ngula  Apr 21, 2019 ]
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no
[ kevin  Apr 21, 2019 ]
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does this come with an steering wheel adaptor or do you not even need an adaptor with this ?
[ 05jcolby  Mar 29, 2019 ]
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The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
[ Krissy  Apr 03, 2019 ]  Staff
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I receive calls, press button a talk through mic, but I haven't got the voice call feature to work. What am i not doing right?
[ GUY  Mar 25, 2019 ]
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If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
[ Krissy  Apr 01, 2019 ]  Staff
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Volume control - Is that large knob in lower center a volume knob as well as menu selector?
[ Chris  Feb 24, 2019 ]
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Yes. My steering wheel volume controls work with it also.
[ PATRICIA  Feb 25, 2019 ]
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Yes
[ Ryan  Feb 25, 2019 ]
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Yes it's volume and you can push in on it and adjust other things.
[ kenneth  Feb 24, 2019 ]
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yes
[ kevin  Feb 24, 2019 ]
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Yes it is.
[ Michael  Feb 24, 2019 ]
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Yes, the knob controls volume and you can also push it to bring up the menu.
[ Gregory  Feb 24, 2019 ]
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Does it come with a mic for calls or do you have to get one?
[ Josh  Feb 20, 2019 ]
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It comes with a mic that can be custom mounted or clipped on to the sun visor.
[ Justin  Feb 21, 2019 ]
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Yes it comes with the Mic and rear USB cord in the rear of unit
[ michael  Feb 21, 2019 ]
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It comes with the mic
[ Rosemarie  Feb 21, 2019 ]
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It comes with a mic for calls. It's a complicated setup though. I paid someone to install this stereo system + mic included and I'm glad I did
[ Forrest  Feb 21, 2019 ]
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It comes with one
[ Tucker  Feb 21, 2019 ]
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Comes with a mic
[ Miquel  Feb 21, 2019 ]
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does this have a slot to put CDs??
[ eve w  Dec 18, 2018 ]
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Yes. This has been a great receiver!
[ michael  Dec 19, 2018 ]
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Yes, this is a all around good unit
[ Timothy  Dec 18, 2018 ]
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Yes
[ Tucker  Dec 18, 2018 ]
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Yes, it dies.
[ John  Dec 18, 2018 ]
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Yes. It is at the top in the picture. It should also be in the description that it plays cd's.
[ Justin  Dec 18, 2018 ]
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Yes
[ JEFF  Dec 18, 2018 ]
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Yes
[ Michael  Dec 18, 2018 ]
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Yes
[ Archie  Dec 18, 2018 ]
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Does this display station and song info for siriusxm?
[ bluefever02  Sep 06, 2018 ]
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I believe that it does, however I don't have my subscription active so I haven't tested that yet. Sorry.
[ PATRICIA  Sep 06, 2018 ]
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sorry, dont have siriusxm.
[ MANUEL F  Sep 06, 2018 ]
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I will check tomorrow but I believe it does. It shows everything else I play. Title and all
[ Abelardo  Sep 06, 2018 ]
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Has anyone hooked up an aftermarket amplifier and sub to this?
[ Terrence  Aug 05, 2018 ]
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I hooked up a cheap dual 10" powered sub to it. works well, just plug in the jacks and butt connect the blue remote wire to stereo.
[ reklaw  Mar 07, 2019 ]
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Yes. I have the Rockford 10" powered sub. It works really well. I turn bass boost off, EQ flat, and adjust the subwoofer output to what I want. Super easy to use. Only issue I have (and don't know if it's my iPhone X or the Sony unit) Bluetooth doesn't always auto connect. You can also infinitely adjust the backlighting to match your factory backlight. And it dims with the headlights on.
[ Justin  Aug 10, 2018 ]
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no I just added JBL speakers no amp or sub- sorry
[ James  Aug 10, 2018 ]
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Can I play music through Bluetooth that is NOT Pandora or Spotify? Like files stored on my phone through Amazon music?
[ Craig  Jul 05, 2018 ]
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Yes! I actually only use Amazon music, and it works just fine.
[ Edvin  Jul 14, 2018 ]
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Sorry, I haven't tried that. I don't keep music on my phone.
[ PATRICIA  Jul 09, 2018 ]
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Yes, I use Amazon music all the time. You can play through YouTube as well.
[ Ryan  Jul 06, 2018 ]
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Don't know. Haven't been able to do it.
[ JOEL C  Jul 06, 2018 ]
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Yes, I play music all the time from Spotify and Google Play through my phone.
[ Gregory  Jul 06, 2018 ]
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Yes you can all you need is too program your phone to the Sony unit it explains in the manual how too and it is easy to set up and you will like the hands free talking if you use the small mic that comes with the unit
[ RICHARD  Jul 06, 2018 ]
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Can I completely turn off bluetooth and other wireless features? I don't use them and don't want the signal running 24/7.
[ JDJones  Jun 24, 2018 ]
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whatever phone you have linked up, just go into bt signal and select it, if you see the bluetooth picture vanish it should be off.
[ reklaw  Mar 07, 2019 ]
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I am not sure! I do use the bluetooth & wireless so I have not tried to turn them off. I hope someone else has the answer for you, sorry I do not know. Though I do love the stereo!
[ Forrest  Jul 02, 2018 ]
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I believe if you go into menu then into system you can turn all that stuff off
[ JEFF  Jun 24, 2018 ]
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Crutchfield says 17 watts rms but manual says 20 watts rms ??
[ david  Mar 10, 2018 ]
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The manual that came with the radio says 20 watts RMS x 4 at 4 ohms < 1% THD+n. I'd go with what the manual says as crutchfield cant modify the radio.
[ Bryce  Mar 17, 2018 ]
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