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Sony XAV-W651BT

DVD receiver

Item # 158XAV651B

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About the Sony XAV-W651BT

Clean, functional design

I don't know about you, but I get frustrated when I have to dig out the manual to figure out how to use a new car stereo. Sony's XAV-W651BT multimedia DVD receiver is easy to use, and sports a host of features — like Bluetooth®, a striking 6.2" touchscreen, smartphone compatibility, and plenty of soundshaping tools. Its intuitive menus help you navigate to the entertainment or functions you want with just a quick glance — no explanations needed.

Clean, functional design

I don't know about you, but I get frustrated when I have to dig out the manual to figure out how to use a new car stereo. Sony's XAV-W651BT multimedia DVD receiver is easy to use, and sports a host of features — like Bluetooth®, a striking 6.2" touchscreen, smartphone compatibility, and plenty of soundshaping tools. Its intuitive menus help you navigate to the entertainment or functions you want with just a quick glance — no explanations needed.

Your media, your way

Sony XAV-651BT

The XAV-651BT is a great fit for your smartphone.

Bluetooth connectivity creates a wireless link between your mobile device and this receiver, allowing hands-free streaming of your favorite music, podcasts, and other content. If you're into Pandora, pair your iPhone or Android™ device to the XAV-W651BT, then control your favorite playlists from the Sony's screen. If you have an iPhone® with Siri, you can talk to her through the receiver, and you'll hear Siri's response through the car's speakers.

Front USB input

For a wired connection, plug your iPod, iPhone, or Android phone into the receiver's front USB input. You'll enjoy fingertip control over your music, and you'll keep your device charged up and ready to go when you step out of the car. If you have an Android phone, load up Sony's SongPal app to browse a wide variety of streaming services, and even control your receiver's settings from your phone

Sound and vision

The XAV-W651BT's powerful amp makes all your music sound rich, full, and dynamic. You can adjust the 5-band equalizer to optimize the acoustics in your vehicle, or quickly access the preset tone curves to adjust your sound. Your touchscreen menus and videos look sharp and crisp, thanks to the high-quality WVGA display. And you can select from a variety of background color schemes for a personalized touch.

Plenty of inputs and outputs

You'll find a front AUX input and USB port, plus a rear audio/video input for adding additional audio or video sources. The video output allows you to set up a rear screen, so you can maintain the back-seat peace with a steady stream of movies. Plus, the three sets of preamp outputs make it easy to add on amps or a powered subwoofer.

Stay on course

On the road a lot? This Sony navigation receiver package includes Sony's optional GPS module and you'll have TomTom navigation right at your disposal, no phone required. 

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio 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.

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Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • DVD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in amplifier (20 watts RMS CTA-2006/55 peak x 4 channels)
    • 6.2" touchscreen
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming (external mic included)
    • fits double-DIN (4" tall) dash openings
    • remote control
    Smartphone Features:
    • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control
    • Android AOA 2.0 compatibility through USB
    • Pandora control with iPhone and Android
    • Siri Eyes Free Control
    • Sony SongPal app control with iPhone and Android
    Audio/video Features:
    • EQ5 5-band equalizer with 11 presets
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • subwoofer controls
    Expandability:
    • TomTom navigation-ready with optional XA-NV400 navigation module
    • inputs: front USB input, front aux input, rear-view camera input
    • outputs: video output, 5-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear, sub)
    Other Info:
    • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
    • CTA-2006 compliant
    • warranty: 1 year
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • MFR # XAVW651BT
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    What's in the box:

    • DVD receiver w/ integrated 6.2" touchscreen monitor (10A fuse)
    • Wiring harness
    • Remote control (RM-X170)
    • CR2025V 3V battery (installed in remote)
    • Microphone w/ bracket (attached 12' cable terminated by a right-angle 3.5mm connector)
    • Two-sided tape
    • 6 ISO mounting screws (M5 x 8mm)
    • Operating Instructions (En/Fr/Sp)
    • Warranty Information

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    Features & specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input Mini (front), RCA (rear)
    Audio/video Input Mini (front), RCA (rear)
    USB Input Front
    Backup Camera Input Yes
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control Yes
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation Optional
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size No
    Nano No
    Touch 6/5
    iPhone 7+/7/6S+/6S/6+/6/5S/5C/5/SE/4S
    General
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 17 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    Peak Output 55 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 5-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen Yes
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Screen Size 6.2
    Display Color
    Key Button Color White
    EQ Bands 5
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 10 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    High-res Playback FLAC (96kHz)

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    Touchscreen/App/Remote Control
    Built-in Bluetooth
    Android & iPhone Integration
    Pandora + AM/FM Radio
    Disc & USB Playback
    AV Connectivity
    Audio & DSP Section

    Touchscreen/App/Remote Control

    6.2" Touchscreen Display: The Sony XAV-W651BT DVD receiver features a 6.2" widescreen (17:9) touchscreen LCD monitor. The WVGA LCD monitor has a high resolution of 800 (H) x 480 (V) x RGB; with 1,152,000 total pixels. The LCD monitor provides touchscreen controls with easy-to-identify icons, making menu navigation easy. In addition to the head unit's touchscreen controls, the XAV-W651BT provides a 3-way rotary knob and a multi-function hard-key button along the left edge of the screen.

    • Picture EQ: You can select a picture quality mode suitable for the interior brightness of your vehicle. You can choose from Dynamic, Standard, Theater, or Sepia.
    • Aspect Ratio: You can also change the screen's aspect ratio of the DVD receiver's LCD monitor to suit your video content. You can choose from Normal, Wide, Full, or Zoom.
    • Auto Dimmer: To change the brightness of the display you can set the XAV-W651BT to one of two dimmer modes; Dimmer Auto (dims the display automatically when you turn your vehicle's lights on), or Dimmer On (display always dim). You can adjust the dimmer level from -5 to +5.
    Note: To prevent the displaying of video while the vehicle is in motion, the light green wire in the supplied harness must be connected to the vehicle's parking brake detection circuit. Video can only be displayed when the vehicle's parking brake is engaged. While the vehicle is in motion (parking brake off), you can still view all of the other displays and menus.

    SongPal App (for Android): Download Sony's free SongPal app onto your Bluetooth-paired Android (OS 4.0.3+) smartphone and take control of the Sony XAV-W651BT 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 SongPal app also provides Voice Recognition from the head unit for applications that you have downloaded within the SongPal app on your Android device. You even get audible readouts of Texts, Twitter messages, Facebook feeds, and Calendar events on your Android phone through the Sony DVD receiver.

    • Voice Recognition: 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 music applications within the SongPal app, so you can access them 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: Exclusive to Android devices, incoming SMS/Text and Twitter/Facebook/Calendar notifications are automatically read aloud through the XAV-W651BT 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.
    • Receiver Sources: From the SongPal app on your Android device you can access and select the head unit's Tuner (AM/FM), USB, Bluetooth, and Aux sources.
    • Playback & Volume Control: You'll also be able to control basic playback functions such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track or Station, and Volume Up/Down.
    • Song/Artist Info + Album Art: In addition, you'll be able to view song/artist information and station identification from the SongPal app on your mobile device.
    Note: The SongPal app is only compatible with Android. Not compatible with Apple iPhone.

    IR Remote: The XAV-W651BT comes with an IR remote control for wireless operation of the head unit. The remote does provide control over Bluetooth hands-free phone calls.

    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).

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The Sony XAV-W651BT 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 1.4 (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 XAV-W651BT. Please visit Sony eSupport for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled phones.

    SPP + NFC Pairing: With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the Sony XAV-W651BT without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. 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 the front-panel. For older Android smartphones with OS 4.0 or lower, download the NFC Easy Connect app from Google Play to use the head unit's NFC pairing function.

    Hands-Free Communication (w/ External Mic): The Sony XAV-W651BT 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 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 speakers. And thanks to the latest Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.6) with wideband speech capability, the XAV-W651BT provides more natural sound quality and details during wireless calls. The controls of the XAV-W651BT can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end a call.

    • 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 XAV-W651BT, you can dial a phone number in a variety of ways.
      • Entering Phone #: Allows you to manually dial a phone number using the unit's touchscreen keypad.
      • Preset Dial: You can store up to 6 contacts in the preset dial for quick dialing from the unit's touchscreen.
      • Phone Book: You can transfer up to 1,000 contacts from your phone's phonebook and store them in the head unit for easy access using the unit's touchscreen monitor.
      • 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 use the included external mic to make a call using the voice tags of contacts stored on your connected cellular phone.
      • Redial: Use this feature 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 (w/ Metadata Display): The Sony XAV-W651BT also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. You can stream stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled device to the XAV-W651BT. You'll be able to control basic playback functions; such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, Fast-Forward/Reverse, and Shuffle/Repeat. The head unit will also display your music's song/artist information; such as Artist name, Song title, and Album title. You will continue to use your Bluetooth-enabled device to control advanced music playback functions.

    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 Control: When paired and connected to an iPhone with Siri via Bluetooth, the Sony XAV-W651BT has the ability to access Siri through its front-panel controls and external microphone. Simply press-and-hold down on the head unit's "Home/Voice" button 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 XAV-W651BT 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's display will only indicate hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the Sony XAV-W651BT; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).

    Android & iPhone Integration

    Android Connectivity (via MTP): The Sony XAV-W651BT 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 touchscreen. In addition, you are able to view song/artist information on the receiver's touchscreen monitor. 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.

    iPod/iPhone Direct Connection: The Sony XAV-W651BT supports direct connection of select Lightning or 30-pin Apple iPod/iPhone devices through its front-panel USB port. The XAV-W651BT offers playback of your music library or music apps, browsing control, information 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.

    • Music Browsing: From the receiver's touchscreen monitor, you are able to browse your iPod/iPhone's music library by Artist, Album, Song, Genre, or Playlist (content in each category is listed alphabetically). The unit also offers basic playback controls; such as Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track, and Repeat/Random. The head unit will even display your Apple device's song/artist/album information. Your iPod/iPhone will remain unlocked during connection, so you can continue to control your Apple device from its touchscreen and 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 XAV-W651BT will also display song/artist information and station identification from select music apps.
    • 1A Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A 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 XAV-W651BT is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 2/28/2017):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Pandora Album Art Song/Artist Text Track Info Phone Audio Siri
    iPhone
    4S 9.3.5 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    SE 10.2.1 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C/5S 10.2.1 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6+/6S/6S+ 10.2.1 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    7/7+ 10.2.1 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch
    5th 9.3.5 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    6th 10.2.1 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y

    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    Pandora + AM/FM Radio

    Pandora Internet Radio: The Sony XAV-W651BT digital media receiver lets you playback and control the online Pandora music service that is being streamed to your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 9.0+) or Bluetooth-paired Android smartphone (OS 4.0+). The Sony XAV-W651BT will also display Artist, Album, & Song information provided by the Pandora app on your iPhone or Android smartphone. 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 XAV-W651BT 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.

    Digital Clarity Tuner w/ RDS: The Sony XAV-W651BT is equipped with a Digital Clarity Tuner for clear AM/FM stereo sound with digital processing technology. FM stations with Radio Data System (RDS) service send inaudible digital information along with the regular radio program signal. Radio Data System (RDS) displays radio broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to compatible FM stations.

    • Presets + BSM (Best Station Memory): The radio features 5 memory bands to store and receive AM/FM stations. You can store up to 6 presets each in FM1, FM2, FM3, AM1 and AM2 (total: 18 FM/12 AM). Preset tuning can be done manually or automatically (BSM). BSM (Best Tuning Memory) selects stations with the best signals within the selected band and stores them in order of their frequency. You can select from FM1, FM2, FM3, AM1, and AM2.
    • Preset Scan (Zappin): The Preset Scan feature (also called "Zappin") helps you find a desired station within your preset list by listening to preset stations for a few seconds, each.

    Disc & USB Playback

    Compatible Discs: The Sony XAV-W651BT has a front loading disc slot to make loading your disc easier, because there is no panel to slide or fold-down. The Sony XAV-W651BT supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-Audio, CD-R/RW, & VCD discs. The Sony XAV-W651BT supports a variety of audio, photo, & video files recorded onto these discs.

    Front-Panel USB Port (MSC/MTP compatible): The DVD 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, video, and photo files stored on a compatible USB device.

    • Control + Song/Artist Display: You are able to browse and control playback of the compatible files stored on your USB device through the head unit's touchscreen, as well as view song/artist information.
    • Charging: 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 Multimedia Files: The Sony XAV-W651BT supports a variety of audio, video, and photo files recorded onto disc or loaded onto a USB device.

    Media Type Disc (DVD/CD) USB (MSC & MTP)
    File System ISO 9660 level 1/level 2, Joliet/Romeo, UDF Bridge FAT 12/16/32
    Playable File Types Audio MP3: 48-192kbps; 32-48kHz
    WMA: 48-192kbps; 44.1kHz
    AAC: 40-320kbps; 8-48kHz
    MP3: 48-192kbps; 32-48kHz
    WMA: 48-192kbps; 44.1kHz
    AAC: 40-320kbps; 8-48kHz
    WAV: 8-48kHz; 16/24-bit
    FLAC: 8-96kHz; 8/16/24-bit
    Video MPEG 4:| 720 x 576 (30p/60i); 30 fps
    Xvid: 720 x 576 (30p/60i); 30 fps
    Photo JPEG: 6,048 x 4,032 (24,000,000 pixels)
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 256 folders/2,000 files
    Tags ID3 tag (version 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA tag, AAC tag, FLAC tag

    Playback & Search Functions: You can use the head unit's touchscreen monitor to search folders and audio/video/picture files stored on a disc or USB device. You'll also be able to operate basic playback functions; such as Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, and Previous/Next Track from the unit's touchscreen. From the included remote you can access tracks on a disc or USB device directly.

    Off Eject + Audio Reload: A disc can be ejected with the power off. The DVD receiver will automatically reinsert the disc if it's ejected, but not removed for 15 seconds or more

    AV Connectivity

    Dual AV Inputs: The Sony XAV-W651BT receiver is fitted with two audio/video inputs. The unit features a front-panel 3.5mm AV input on the front panel of the head unit for connecting a temporary external audio/video source, such as a game console. The head unit also features a composite video/stereo audio RCA input on the rear panel for connecting a permanent external AV source, such as a DVD player or mobile ATSC tuner.

    Video Output: A single RCA composite video-output jack allows you to an add external monitor, such as rear headrest or overhead monitor (sold separately). The video output can display a DVD, USB, or AV-input video signal when its selected as the receiver's source, regardless if the vehicle's parking brake is engaged or not.

    Rear View Camera Input: The Sony XAV-W651BT is equipped with a composite video Rear View Camera input to connect a backup camera (sold separately). By connecting a rear view camera, you can use the in-dash receiver's touchscreen LCD to see what's behind you when backing up. You can even choose a normal or reverse image.

    • Auto Switching: When your vehicle's shift lever is in the reverse position, the screen automatically switches to the rear view camera; the purple/white wire of the included harness must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for automatic video switching. Automatic video switching takes approximately 1.5 seconds. You can also manually select the rear view camera input.
    • Parking Guide Lines: When a rear-view camera is connected and you are viewing a rear view image, parking guide lines appear on-screen making parking easy and safer. There are three color-coded horizontal guidelines to aid you in backing up into a parking spot.
    Note: The rear view camera feature is meant as a back-up aid only; never solely rely on the rear-view camera when backing-up. In addition to using the rear-view camera, always look behind you to make sure everything is clear when backing up your vehicle.

    Navigation Ready: The XAV-W651BT supports Sony's add-On GPS navigation module (158XANV400, sold separately) through its rear-panel proprietary multi-pin port labeled "EXT". The XA-NV400 add-on GPS navigation module is powered by TomTom.

    Audio & DSP Section

    Dynamic Reality Amp 2 w/ 24-Bit DAC The Sony XAV-W651BT DVD receiver features a newly developed sound processor for less distortion, an S-MOSFET IC for smooth signal transmission, and a large-sized capacitor for deep bass sound. In addition, the XAV-W651BT is equipped with Sony's Dynamic Reality Amp 2 to produce 3-dimensional sound staging for more realistic sound inside your vehicle. The Sony XAV-W651BT also utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior sound quality. The power output specs for the XAV-W651BT 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 (220 total watts)
    Note: The power specifications for the Sony XAV-W651BT 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.

    5ch/2V Preouts+ Subwoofer Control: The XAV-W651BT contains five 2-volt RCA preouts; a front channel pair, rear channel pair, and mono-subwoofer channel. The front and rear channel preouts can be faded. The subwoofer preout is non-fading. You can adjust the subwoofer preout's volume level (-10 to +10) independently from the head unit's volume control. You can also select the phase of the subwoofer output from Normal or Reverse.

    Low-Pass & High-Pass Crossover: The unit's subwoofer preout features a low pass crossover with a selectable cut-off frequency of 50Hz, 85Hz, 120Hz, 160Hz, or Off. The front & rear speaker outputs offer a selectable high-pass crossover frequency of 63Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, or Off.

    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.

    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.

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    Customer Q&A

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    Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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    Because of Sony's reputation of making good products. It also has all of the features I needed for my 2006 Ford Expedition [ james  Feb 19, 2019 ]
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    In-dash fit and sub woofer output to fit OEM Sony unit. [ Allan  Aug 31, 2018 ]
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    price, reviews and sony quality [ Michael  Jul 11, 2018 ]
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    Reviews, reviews, reviews! Ok, I needed a rear view camera capable, Bluetooth enabled, CD-playing, musical beast WITHOUT breaking the bank.....this Sony fit the bill! [ OSCAR  Jun 20, 2018 ]
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    Upgrading our system in our 5th wheel camper. Existing "Drive" system is a POS that only operates on occasions--and it's a brand new camper! [ Gregory  Jun 18, 2018 ]
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    I love Sony products, I still have Sony products purchased back in the mid 1980's and they still function great! [ michael  Dec 30, 2017 ]
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    Sony is a trusted name. Replacing a worn-out factory unit with this one looks like a good choice if you want to add a backup camera and, perhaps later, navigation. [ Scott  Dec 26, 2017 ]
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    It fit my truck [ Robert  Dec 22, 2017 ]
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    Gift for my nephew [ JASON  Dec 04, 2017 ]
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    brand name reputable [ Scott  Nov 25, 2017 ]
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    Sony has always proven reliable and easy-to-use. [ JOSEPH S  Nov 17, 2017 ]
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    front usb and aux inputs [ Anthony  Oct 27, 2017 ]
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    I spent some time looking into radios for my 06 wrangler. I wanted touch screen and dvd and was hoping to find one with nav. Sadly I am unable to afford the navigation at this time but this one can be expanded later on when i can afford the adapter. [ Steve Rebel  Aug 22, 2017 ]
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    Sony, the one and only. [ Dean  Aug 08, 2017 ]
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    Tech Consultant "Buster"... Provided him my requirements and he quickly gave me some options...this one fit the bill and the budget... No complaints here... saved me hours of surfing... so I used the extra time to fill out these surveys. [ Eric  Jul 30, 2017 ]
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    I was looking for a double din that had a large screen but at the same time actually delivered well in terms of audio output and connectivity. The selling point for me was having both bluetooth and NFC as well as being able to do more wirelessly with your phone. [ Braulio  Jul 08, 2017 ]
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    powers phone from face, i use phone for navi (bluetooth takes care of that), ease of use [ Caje  Jul 06, 2017 ]
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    This has dvd, reverse camera capability, built in blue tooth, great product for the price, free installation parts, free shipping. [ Brian  May 25, 2017 ]
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    Sony always delivers sound quality, and good car stereos to last a lifetime. [ Gilberto  Apr 23, 2017 ]
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    Like simple design and front access to USB port. Better wattage and FM sensitivity [ Gaylord  Apr 14, 2017 ]
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    12 questions already asked

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    Is there a warning screen every time you start your car and have to press OK before continuing?
    [ Nicko  Aug 27, 2018 ]
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    I do get a warning screen every once in awhile, but not all the time.
    [ Adriana  Aug 27, 2018 ]
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    Hi can this connect 2 bluetooth phones? one for calls and one for songs.
    [ Alain  Jul 25, 2018 ]
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    My wife uses her phone on it for music all the time and it will pause the music to allow incoming calls to come in then go back to playing the music, you can only connect one Bluetooth device at a time to it.
    [ Daniel  Jul 25, 2018 ]
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    I haven't used two phones. I use the same phone for my iTunes and to answer calls. You can use an iPod by USB port on the stereo system, while still using your phone for calls.
    [ Adriana  Jul 25, 2018 ]
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    Can I add a mirroring adapter to this stereo for a samsung galaxy s7 edge?
    [ Greg  May 10, 2018 ]
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    Dual makes an adapter for mirroring compatible phones with aftermarket multi-media receivers. The adapter would connect to the Sony's auxiliary A/V input and, as a result, will only be accessible when the vehicle is parked: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_070DMC15/item.html For additional assistance and personalized recommendations, feel free to contact us directly by phone or through our online chat service: https://www.crutchfield.com/support/ContactUs.aspx
    [ Ryan  May 23, 2018 ]  Staff
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    does this unit play Spotify via bluetooth?
    [ Charlie  Mar 25, 2018 ]
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    It doesn't have the Spotify app, just pandora. However if you have Spotify on your phone it will play through the radio via Bluetooth. You won't have Spotify on the radio screen. You'll control it through your phone. I use Amazon prime music. Same idea, use the app on the phone, play through the radio via Bluetooth. It will play any music app through a phone via Bluetooth. In the menu on the radio you just select "Bluetooth device" your phone will then see the radio under Bluetooth settings. Select it and they will pair. The radio will play any sound coming out of your phone. Not to mention the sound quality of the Bluetooth connection is excellent. Going from the radio to Bluetooth I have to turn the volume down. Bluetooth is crisper and louder.
    [ Mark  Mar 25, 2018 ]
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    Nope it doesn't.
    [ Gilberto  Mar 25, 2018 ]
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    Will it display videos through bluetooth (or other inputs)? Say I'm on my phone connected to the stereo and I play a YouTube video, will it display it on screen?
    [ Ellis  Jan 10, 2018 ]
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    Honestly I don't know I got it to play videos when we're driving so my wife can watch TV but I've never I haven't been the Bluetooth part of it yetEnter an answer to this question.
    [ michael  Jan 10, 2018 ]
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    No it will not, Bluetooth is not designed nor does it have the bandwidth for video.
    [ EG  Jan 10, 2018 ]
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    Does this unit have HD radio ?
    [ Robert  Dec 11, 2017 ]
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    Not sure. Once you get pandora youll never use the radio again
    [ jaclyn  Dec 11, 2017 ]
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    I'm not sure if it has HD radio. I use it to play my music on my phone or MP3 player. I don't typically listen to the radio.
    [ Rick  Dec 11, 2017 ]
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    I'm not sure, since i only use it for my itunes and pandora.
    [ Adriana  Dec 11, 2017 ]
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    I have no clue... I'm not for sure... you can ask one Crutchfield team members ... I called them and asked several questions and they were able to help me.
    [ Johnna  Dec 11, 2017 ]
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    how to cancel demo mode? I recently purchased the XAV-651BT and can't figure out how to cancel the demo mode... several screens it scrolls thru reminding me how great it is. Didn't find the answer in the manual.
    [ Russ  Sep 24, 2017 ]
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    Tech Support is included with your purchase from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product. 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  Sep 25, 2017 ]  Staff
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    Will this unit work with onstar?
    [ Lynn  Jul 30, 2017 ]
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    This will depend largely on your vehicle. For details on installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on what you will need for an installation.
    [ Kenny  Jul 31, 2017 ]  Staff
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    Can you hook up a back up camera to this stereo?
    [ Juan  May 18, 2017 ]
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    Yes. The Sony XAV-W651BT is equipped with a composite video (RCA) Rear View Camera input to connect a backup camera (sold separately). You will find this information, and more, by clicking the "Details" tab on the stereo's main webpage and scrolling down below the "Features & Specs" table. I hope that helps. My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5
    [ Ryan  May 25, 2017 ]  Staff
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    Does this unit have Satellite Radio?
    [ Steve  Mar 10, 2017 ]
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    Thanks for your question. This unit is not compatible with satellite radio. You can find this information by checking the product page "Details" tab under "Expandability". Hope this helps.
    [ Kenny  Mar 13, 2017 ]  Staff
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    Does this unit play cds ?
    [ michael  Mar 06, 2017 ]
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    Thanks for your question. Yes it does. It plays DVD and CD along with the file types MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC. Hope this helps.
    [ Kenny  Mar 06, 2017 ]  Staff
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