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Dual XDMA6630

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Overview

Our take on the Dual XDMA6630

Dual's XDMA6630 CD receiver offers a sharp-looking alternative to your bland factory radio. And this versatile receiver gives you many more features than you'll find on your old radio, including built-in Bluetooth®, iPod® and iPhone® controls, and plenty of expansion options.

A stylish upgrade to your car audio system

Dual's XDMA6630 CD receiver offers a sharp-looking alternative to your bland factory radio. And this versatile receiver gives you many more features than you'll find on your old radio, including built-in Bluetooth®, iPod® and iPhone® controls, and plenty of expansion options.

The Bluetooth advantage

When you pair your phone to the XDMA6630, you'll experience the convenience and added safety of hands-free calling calling. Plus, you'll be able to stream music wirelessly from Bluetooth devices, with control over features like track selection, play, pause, and more.

Connect your iPod and more audio options

Your music library is at your command, once you connect your iPod or iPhone to this receiver's front-panel USB port. You can use the intuitive controls to search through playlists, artists, songs, albums, and more to find your favorite tracks. Plug in other audio sources, like a Dock and Play satellite radio, to the front-panel aux input. When you want more kick in your system, you can add external amps or a powered subwoofer to the two sets of preamp outputs.

Want to keep your steering wheel controls?

In most vehicles, you can use use 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 XDMA6630, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. Check the "Accessories" tab for compatible adapters.

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

Works great. I'm sure you can get better quality or features if you spend more money, but everything works and it sounds pretty good to me. The price was cheap.

Ben M, Herrin, IL

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)
  • Trim ring
  • Wiring harness
  • XDM6630 IR wireless remote control
  • CR2032 Lithium battery
  • Microphone with visor-clip (attached 9.75' cable terminated by a 3.5mm connector)
  • 2 Radio removal tools
  • 4 Pan-head screws
  • Rear-support bolt
  • Star washer
  • Hex nut
  • 2 Face-fixing screws
  • Installation/Owner's Manual
  • "Attention" note (attached to chassis)
  • Bluetooth Microphone Installation instructions

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (18 watts RMS CEA-2006/60 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RW discs including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA music files
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • detachable face with 2-line LCD display
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • bass and treble controls
    • 7 preset EQ curves
    • loudness
    Expandability:
    • iPod/iPhone direct control via USB input — no adapter necessary, but adding an optional connecting cable lets you leave your original iPod cable at home
    • inputs: front-panel auxiliary and USB input
    • outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear/subwoofer)
    Other features and specs:
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    Features and Specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input Front
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Front
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Android Control USB MSC protocol + Bluetooth A2DP/AVRCP
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    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 Blue
    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/Scan
    Radio Data System No

    Product Research

    Disc Playback
    USB/iPod/Aux Connectivity
    Built-in Bluetooth
    Radio Functions
    Audio Section
    Display Features
    Remote Control

    Disc Playback

    CD Compatibility: The Dual XDMA6630 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 and 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/Folders: 256, 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 XDMA6630 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 Connectivity

    USB Port: The Dual XDMA6630 is equipped with a front-panel USB (type-A) port for playback of MP3/WMA files stored on a USB mass storage device. The unit's USB port will also charge your USB device during connection. The XDMA6630 offers the following playback features for MP3/WMA files stored on your USB (MSC) device.

    • File/Folder Search: This search function allows navigation through compressed music files' folders to find a specific file or for playback.
    • Repeat: You can repeat a single track or specific folder.
    • 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.

    MP3/WMA Compatibility Chart: The MP3/WMA files stored on your USB mass storage device must meet the following requirements for proper playback on the XDMA6630.

    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: 48,896
    Maximum Folders: 127 (382 files per folder)
    Maximum Folder Levels: 8

    iPod/iPhone Direct: The Dual XDMA6630 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 XDMA6630'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 XDMA6630 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 XDMA6630 will display song, artist, & album information; as well as charge your connected iPod/iPhone.

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Dual XDMA6630 is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 6/5/2012):

    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 5.1.1 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 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y N
    2 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y 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.

    Auxiliary Input: The XDMA6630 features a front-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input for temporary connecting an external portable audio device, such as a portable MP3 player.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Built-in Bluetooth: Bluetooth hands-free communication is built into the Dual XDMA6630, making it easy to integrate a Bluetooth enabled cellular phone (up to 8). Bluetooth is a two-way wireless communication system allowing you to make & receive cell phone calls, or stream digital audio from your Bluetooth enabled phone on the XDMA6630 CD receiver.

    • Hands-free Communications (HFP): The built-in Bluetooth hands-free feature allows you to talk on your cell phone through the XDMA6630 without the need of holding it in your hand, which helps avoid any traffic violations by keeping your focused on the road. Incoming calls will be automatically appear on the display and a ring tone will heard through your car speakers. You can answer a call from the head unit or have the head unit automatically answer any incoming calls. You can dial a number from the head unit using the included remote control, or dial from a list of the 10 most recent calls dialed or received through the XDMA6630. This unit even supports call waiting. An external microphone is included for better audio performance (no integrated front-panel mic).
    • Audio Streaming (A2DP/AVRCP): The built-in Bluetooth audio streaming feature allows you to stream digital audio from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone to the XDMA6630 & control the playback of the audio through the head unit.

    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some mobile devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the XDMA6630.

    Radio Functions

    AM/FM Tuner: The Dual XDMA6630 features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, scan, & 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.

    Scan Tuning: Press the Scan button on the included remote control to preview strong stations on the current band, pausing for five seconds at each. Press Scan again to select station or cancel the function.

    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.

    Audio Section

    MOSFET Amplifier: The Dual XDMA6630 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 XDMA6630 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 XDMA6630 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.

    Loudness: The Loudness function enhances the bass & treble frequencies at low volumes. The Loudness can be set to 1, 2, 3, or Off.

    2V/4Ch Preamp Outputs: The XDMA6630 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.

    Source Volume Level: The Source Volume Level control allows a gain adjustment for each audio source (Tuner, CD, Aux and USB). You can set the source volume level (+/-6dB) for each mode, depending on the relative volume of each audio source.

    Program Volume: You can se the XDMA6630 to power-on to the same volume level (1-46) every time.

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

    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.

    2-Line LCD: The XDMA6630 features a 2-line 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 XDMA6630 comes supplied with a 21-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 Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.

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