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Dual XDMA6510

CD receiver

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Overview

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If you're an iPod® or iPhone® user, Dual's been thinking of you. Not only does their XDMA6510 CD receiver offer built-in controls for your player, but they've included a mount for it too. So, now you can keep your player right where you'd like it while you drive.

If you're an iPod® or iPhone® user, Dual's been thinking of you. Not only does their XDMA6510 CD receiver offer built-in controls for your player, but they've included a mount for it too. So, now you can keep your player right where you'd like it while you drive.

XDMA6510 with included mount

Dual also equips the XDMA6510 to handle all your mobile music needs. You can plug any other USB device into the handy front-panel input, or jack in a couple of audio players to the front and rear auxiliary inputs. Discs are covered too — you can play discs loaded with MP3 and WMA files, as well as your store-bought CDs.

Sound shaping is handled competently by bass and treble controls, along with seven preset EQ settings. And if you need more power, you can hook up external amps or a powered sub to the two pairs of preamp outputs. The receiver's sub level control lets you go to town when you want to crank the bass.

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?
In most vehicles, you can an adapter (not included) to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this Dual stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and the Dual, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls.

Note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver.

Nice unit for the money. Bought it for an 18 year old truck so I wasn't looking for an audiophile unit. Sound is good. Installation was straight forward and tech support was helpful. Looks good and had the features I wanted.

MC, Athens, Ga

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What's in the Box:

  • AM/FM/CD receiver (with a 10-amp fuse inserted into the chassis)
  • Sleeve (installed)
  • Face (inside hard plastic face case)
  • 2 Trim rings
  • Wiring harness
  • XDM6510 IR wireless remote control
  • CR2032 Lithium battery
  • iPod/iPhone cradle
  • Cradle mounting bracket
  • Mounting post
  • Mounting nut
  • Small wrench
  • 2 Radio removal tools
  • 4 Pan-head ISO screws
  • 4 Counter-sunk ISO screws
  • Rear-support bolt
  • Star washer
  • Hex nut
  • 2 Face-fixing screws
  • Installation/Owner's Manual
  • "Portable Device Mounting Installation" sheet
  • "Attention" note (attached to chassis)

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in amplifier (18 watts RMS CEA-2006/60 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs (including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA files)
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • 2-band EQ with 7 preset EQ settings
    • subwoofer level control
    Expandability:
    • built-in iPod control — device mount included
    • inputs: front USB input, front and rear auxiliary inputs
    • outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other info:
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    Features and Specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input Front/Rear
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Front
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Android Control USB MSC protocol
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible No
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen
    Nano Nano6/Nano5/Nano4/Nano3/Nano2/
    Touch Touch4/Touch3/Touch2/Touch1
    iPhone Phone4S/Phone4/Phone3GS/Phone3
    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant Yes
    RMS Power Output 18 watts
    Peak Output 60 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 4-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs Yes
    Video Screen No
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Display Color White/Black
    Key Button Color Blue
    EQ Bands None
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 8.5 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System No

    Product Research

    Disc Playback
    USB/iPod/Aux Connection
    Audio Section
    Radio Functions
    Display Features
    Remote Control

    Disc Playback

    CD Compatibility: The Dual XDMA6510 head unit supports CD-Audio, CD-Text, CD-R, & CD-RW disc playback.

    MP3/WMA Compatible: The head unit supports playback of MP3/WMA music files recorded onto CD-R & CD-RW discs.

    Compatible Files MP3, WMA
    Recording Format ISO9660 level 1/level 2, Yellow book Mode1/Mode 2, Multi-session
    Sampling Frequency MP3: 8-48khz, WMA: 32-48kHz
    Bit Rate MP3: 32-320kbps, WMA: 32-192kbps
    ID3 Tag Support MP3 Tags: version 1.0-2.4, WMA Tags
    Character Support Song/Artist/Album Names: 30 characters, File/Folder Names: 32 characters
    File Folder Limit Maximum Files: 999, Maximum Folders: 255, Maximum Folder Levels: 8

    File/Folder Search: This search function allows navigation through compressed music files' folders to find a specific file or for playback.

    Playback Features: The XDMA6510 offers playback features such as Repeat, Random & Intro scan.

    • Repeat: You can repeat a single track, a specific folder, or an entire disc.
    • Random: You can shuffle the playback order of all your songs or only the songs in a specific folder.
    • Intro Scan: You can scan the first 10 seconds of each track or the first 10 seconds of each track in a folder.

    Off Insert/Eject: A CD disc can be inserted or ejected with the power off. When a disc is inserted with the power off, the unit will automatically power up & begin playback.

    Auto Reload: When a CD is ejected and left sticking out of the CD slot for approximately 15 seconds, the unit automatically reloads the CD to protect it from damage.

    USB/iPod/Aux Connection

    USB Port: The Dual XDMA6510 is equipped with front-panel USB (type-A) port for playback of MP3/WMA files stored on a USB mass storage device. The XDMA6510 offers the following playback features for MP3/WMA USB files - File/Folder Search, Fast Forward/Reverse, Repeat/Random, & Intro Scan. The unit's USB port will also charge your USB device during connection. The MP3/WMA files stored on your USB mass storage device must meet the following requirements for proper playback on the XDMA6510.

    File System FAT/FAT32
    Compatible Files MP3, WMA
    Recording Format ISO9660 level 1/level 2, Yellow book Mode1/Mode 2, Multi-session
    Sampling Frequency MP3: 8-48khz, WMA: 32-48kHz
    Bit Rate MP3: 32-320kbps, WMA: 32-192kbps
    ID3 Tag Support MP3 Tags: version 1.0-2.4, WMA Tags
    Character Support Song/Artist/Album Names: 30 characters, File/Folder Names: 32 characters
    File Folder Limit Maximum Files: 50,000
    Maximum Folders: 255
    Maximum Folder Levels: 8

    iPod/iPhone Direct: The Dual XDMA6510 features a direct USB control system for your iPod or iPhone. To play music from your iPod/iPhone device, connect the USB/Dock cable (included with your iPod/iPhone) to the XDMA6510's front-panel USB port. Playback will begin automatically. You can control your iPod/iPhone from the head unit, or your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen. You can search your iPod/iPhone's music from the XDMA6510 by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Genre, Audiobook, or Podcast. The head unit also supports Fast Forward/Reverse, Repeat/Random, & Intro playback functions for your iPod/iPhone. The Dual XDMA6510 will display song, artist, & album information; as well as charge your connected iPod/iPhone.

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Dual XDMA6510 is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 1/11/2012):

    iPod/iPhone Model Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Song/Artist Text Track Info
    dock connector 3rd N/A N N N N N N N
    clickwheel
    color
    4th N/A N N N N N N N
    mini 1st N/A N N N N N N N
    2nd N/A N N N N N N N
    video 5th 1.3 Y N Y N Y Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N Y Y Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    6th 1.1 PC Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3rd 4.3.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    4th 5.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3 4.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3GS 4.3.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    4 5.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 5.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    iPad 1 5.0.1 N N N N N N N
    2 5.0.1 N N N N N N N

    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.

    iPod/iPhone Cradle: The Dual XDMA6510 includes an iPod/iPhone cradle which provides a place to secure your iPod or iPhone next to the Dual head unit. The cradle will attach to the XDMA6510 when ISO-mounting or DIN-mounting the head unit in your dash.

    Dual Auxiliary Inputs: The Dual XDMA6510 is equipped with a front-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input & a rear-panel stereo RCA auxiliary input.

    • Stereo Minijack (3.5mm) Input: The XDMA6510 features a front-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input for temporary connecting an external portable audio device, such as a portable MP3 player.
    • Stereo RCA Input: The XDMA6510 is fitted with a rear-panel stereo RCA auxiliary input for permanent connection of an external audio source.

    Audio Section

    MOSFET Amplifier: The Dual XDMA6510 is equipped with a MOSFET amplifier. Compared to conventional power supplies, the MOSFET amplification circuit is smaller and more efficient, and it delivers increased power with less distortion and absolutely zero on/off switching noise. More power means louder and cleaner music at higher volumes because you're not pushing the limits of the amplification circuit.

    CEA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the XDMA6510 are compliant with the CEA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). These standards were developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and between manufacturers. The power output specs for the XDMA6510 are as follows:

    • CEA2006 Specs: 18 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Maximum Power Output: 60 watts x 4 channels (240 watts total)

    Preset EQ Curves: The Dual CD Receiver features the following preset EQ curves (Flat, Pop, Jazz, Classic, Beat, Rock, & User) to customize your music listening.

    Bass &Treble: The Bass & Treble can be independently adjusted from -6 to +6. Bass & Treble settings are retained for each mode individually. Any adjustments to the Bass or Treble settings automatically cancel the current EQ curve.

    2V/4Ch Preamp Outputs: The XDMA6510 is equipped with two sets of preamp outputs (Front, Rear/Sub). The unit's rear-channel can be used as a full-range preamp output with fade control, or as a non-fading subwoofer preamp output. When used as a subwoofer preamp output the level can be adjusted independently from 0-12. Adjusting the subwoofer level to 0 turns the subwoofer output off.

    Programmable Turn-On Volume: You can program the unit to turn on at a specific volume (1-46).

    Source Volume Level: The Source Volume Level control allows a gain adjustment for each audio source (AM, FM, CD, Aux & USB). You can set the source volume level for each mode, depending on the relative volume of each audio source.

    Key Beep: When this function is enabled, every button press will output a beep tone.

    Radio Functions

    AM/FM Tuner: The Dual 6510 features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, & preset tuning.

    Preset Tuning: The built-in AM/FM tuner allows you to store up to 18 FM station presets and 12 AM station presets. You can tune your presets manually or have the head unit do it automatically.

    Local: The Local function allows only strong radio stations to be received, blocking stations with weaker signals.

    European Tuning: You can switch the tuner between USA or European tuning.

    Display Features

    Detachable Face: The Dual CD Receiver features a detachable faceplate and comes supplied with a hard-plastic carrying case to store the receiver's face when detached. The head unit includes two face-fixing screws for use if you prefer that the unit's faceplate always stays attached.

    Note: An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can also be purchased for this unit.

    10-Character LCD: The XDMA6510 features a 10 character LCD with white text & black background for easy viewing during the day or nighttime.

    Display Settings: The head unit offers the following display settings.

    • Scrolling: You can change the scrolling style used for displayed information on the LCD screen. Choose from Off (no scrolling), Once (scrolls once), 15 Secs (scrolls once per 15 seconds), and On (constantly scrolls).
    • Display Dimmer: The head unit's display features three illumination dimmer settings (High/Medium/Low).

    12/24 Hour Clock: The unit's built-in clock will display 12-hour AM/PM time in USA frequency spacing mode. In European frequency spacing mode, the clock will display 24-hour time.

    Note: The clock can be set to stay on even when the head unit is turned off.

    Power-On Message: This feature allows a "Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening" text message to be shown on the unit's LCD screen when it is powered on.

    Demo Mode: You can enable or disable the unit's demonstration mode.

    Remote Control

    Wireless Remote Control: The XDMA6510 comes supplied with an 18-button IR wireless remote control which provides complete control of the Dual CD Receiver.

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit to allow you to keep your vehicle's radio steering wheel remote controls when used with the optional PAC SWI-RC Steering Wheel Control Interface Adapter (541SWIRC, sold separately); or the optional Metra ASWC Steering Wheel Control Interface Adapter (120ASWC, sold separately).

    Note: Please consult the Crutchfield Car Selector to see if your vehicle is compatible.

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    This will depend largely on your vehicle. However, typically it means that if your vehicle does not already have a pocket below the radio you will need to purchase one directly from your local dealership for the vehicle brand. For details on installation please contact an Advisor by phone or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the full details. [ Jeff  Jan 10, 2014 ]  Staff
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