USB Port: The Dual XML8150 is equipped with a front-panel
USB (type-A) port for playback of MP3, WMA, and AAC files stored on a USB mass storage
device. The unit's USB port will also charge your USB device during connection.
SD-Card Slot: The Dual XML8150 is equipped with hidden
SD-card slot (behind the fold-down front-panel) for playback of MP3, WMA, and AAC
files stored on a SD/SDHC memory card (up to 32GB).
Playback Controls: The XML8150 offers the following playback features
for MP3/WMA/AAC files stored on your USB (MSC) device or SD memory card.
- 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
- 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/AAC Compatibility Chart: The MP3/WMA/AAC files stored on
your USB mass storage device and SD/SDHC memory must meet the following
requirements for proper playback on the XML8150.
|File System ||FAT/FAT32 |
|Compatible Files ||MP3, WMA, AAC |
|Recording Format ||ISO9660 level
1/level 2, Yellow book Mode1/Mode 2, Multi-session |
|Sampling Frequency ||MP3: 8-48khz, WMA:
32-48kHz, AAC: 8-48kHz |
|Bit Rate ||MP3: 32-320kbps,
WMA: 32-192kbps, AAC: 48-288kbps |
|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:
Maximum Folders: 2,000
Maximum Folder Levels: 8
Integrated iPod Dock: The Dual XML8150 digital media
receiver features an integrated iPod dock to securely connect your
iPod/iPhone, without the use of any cables. The integrated iPod dock is accessed by folding down
the head unit's front-panel display and sliding the iPod dock to the right of
the receiver. The fold-down face can then be closed and the iPod dock is now
positioned to the right of the head unit's front-panel display to connect your
iPod/iPhone. You can then position your iPod on the dock, vertically or
horizontally. The XML8150 offers audio playback, control, song/artist
information display and charging of your connected iPod/iPhone. You can search your
iPod/iPhone's music from the XML8150 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. You can also
choose to control your iPod/iPhone from its clickwheel or touchscreen.
Note: The integrated iPod dock cannot be placed back
inside the head unit with an iPod/iPhone attached. You must remove
your iPod/iPhone before inserting the iPod dock back behind the unit's
fold-down front-panel. If you prefer, you can use the head unit's front-panel USB
port to connect your iPod, iPhone, or iPad with the docking cable that comes
with your Apple device. The iPad is too large to fit on the head unit's
integrated iPod dock.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Dual XML8150 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 |
| 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 ||
N || Y || Y || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 6th || 1.1 PC || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 4.3.5 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3 || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3GS || 4.3.5 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| iPad || 1 || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N |
| 2 || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || N || 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
Auxiliary Input: The XML8150 features a front-panel 3.5mm auxiliary
input for temporary connecting an external portable audio device, such as a portable MP3
Built-in Bluetooth: Bluetooth hands-free communication is
built into the Dual XML8150, making it easy to integrate a Bluetooth
enabled cellular phone (up to 10). 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 XML8150 digital media receiver.
- Hands-free Communications (HFP): The built-in
Bluetooth hands-free feature allows you to talk on your cell phone through
the XML8150 without the need of holding it in your hand, which helps avoid
any traffic violations by keeping you 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 or the included remote control. In addition, you can view a list of the 10 most
recent phone calls dialed, received, or missed. The XML8150 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 XML8150 & 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 XML8150.
AM/FM Tuner: The Dual XML8150 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
HD Radio Ready (with iTunes Tagging): HD Radio operation
requires connection of the Dual HDM90 HD Radio tuner (070HDM90,
sold separately). With HD Radio you will be able to receive digital AM/FM
broadcasts from local stations where available. This new technology will
significantly improve audio quality and reception, as well as include
information such as artist name and song titles or traffic news, viewable on the
receiver's display. The Dual HDM90 HD Radio tuner is also capable of iTunes
tagging. iTunes tagging gives you the ability to tag a song (up to 64) and
stores it to a connected iPod. The next time your iPod is connected to iTunes,
the tagged songs are displayed with the option to purchase them from the iTunes
Note: This function can be operated with the following
iPod/iPhone models - iPod nano (3rd/4th/5th/6th gen), iPod classic
(80/120/160GB), iPod touch (1st/2nd/3rd/4th gen), & iPhone (2G/3G/3GS/4/4S).
MOSFET Amplifier: The Dual XML8150 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 XML8150
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 XML8150 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
Preset EQ Curves: The Dual CD Receiver features the
following preset EQ curves to customize your music listening - Flat, Pop, Jazz,
Classic, Beat, Rock, or User.
3-Band EQ: The User Preset EQ setting allows you to adjust
the unit's 3-Band EQ.
Center Frequency ||Quality
Factor ||Level |
|Bass ||60, 80, 100, or 200Hz ||1.0, 1.25, 1.5, 2.0 ||-6 to +6 dB |
|Midrange ||0.5, 1.0, 1.5, or 2.5 kHz ||0.5, 0.75, 1.0, 1.25 ||-6 to +6 dB |
|Treble ||10, 12.5, 15, or 17.5 kHz ||N/A ||-6 to +6 dB |
Loudness: The Loudness function enhances the bass & treble
frequencies at low volumes.
2V/6Ch Preamp Outputs: The Dual XML8150 is equipped with
three pair of 2-Volt preamp outputs (Front/Rear/Subwoofer). The front & rear
speakers are fading, while the subwoofer output is non-fading. The subwoofer
preamp output's level can be adjusted independently from 0-12. Adjusting the
subwoofer level to 0 turns the subwoofer output off.
Subwoofer Control: The unit's non-fading RCA subwoofer outputs feature
a variable low-pass filter (80, 120, 160Hz, or Off) and output level (0-12).
Source Volume Level: The Source Volume Level control allows
a gain adjustment for each audio source (Tuner, iPod, Aux, SD/SDHC, 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 XML8150 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.
Fold-Down Front-Panel: The head unit's front panel folds down to
access the unit's SD-card slot and integrated iPod dock. The front-panel display
needs approximately 2" of clearance in front of it to open.
2-Line LCD: The XML8150 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
- 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
- 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
Wireless Remote Control: The XML8150 comes supplied with a
21-button IR wireless remote control which provides complete control of the Dual
digital media 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
Note: Please consult Crutchfield's
Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.