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Dual XR4115

Digital media receiver

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If you've moved beyond CDs, this one's for you
Your whole music collection lives on your computer and portable player, so why put a CD player in your dash? Dual's XR4115 digital media receiver lets you play tunes your way. You can load up a USB drive or an SD™ card with your favorite music — it's easy to store hundreds upon hundreds of tunes on either one. Dual even gives you a wireless remote so everybody else in the car can get in on the action.

This digital media receiver will not play CDs. If you want to play CDs in your vehicle, we offer a wide selection of CD receivers.

If you've moved beyond CDs, this one's for you
Your whole music collection lives on your computer and portable player, so why put a CD player in your dash? Dual's XR4115 digital media receiver lets you play tunes your way. You can load up a USB drive or an SD™ card with your favorite music — it's easy to store hundreds upon hundreds of tunes on either one. Dual even gives you a wireless remote so everybody else in the car can get in on the action.

Plug in your player
Dual gives you a convenient front-panel auxiliary input for adding more music sources to the mix — plug in a Dock & Play satellite radio, an iPod, or another portable player. You'll also get a set of preamp outputs, a big help when you're adding an amp or powered sub.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • digital media receiver with AM/FM tuner (does not play CDs)
    • built-in amplifier (18 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays USB drives and SD cards loaded with MP3/WMA files
    • SD card slot
    • detachable face
    • wireless remote
    Audio features:
    • three EQ presets, plus custom setting
    • bass and treble controls
    • inputs: front-panel USB input (no iPod connection), front auxiliary input
    • outputs: 2-channel preamp outputs (2-volt rear)
    Other features:

    What's in the Box:

    • Digital media receiver
    • Face (attached)
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Trim ring (installed)
    • Remote control (CR2025 battery installed)
    • Wiring harness
    • Four M5 x 6mm screws
    • Four M4 x 6mm screws
    • Rear-support bolt
    • Lock-washer
    • Hex nut
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • Installation/Owner's Manual

    Dual XR4115 Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (19 Reviews)

    Dual XR4115

    rico L from ohio on 3/23/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Reciever broke in less than a year , front display out, always got terrible reception, had decent get what you pay for...

    Pros: cheap

    Cons: cheap

    Solid replacement

    JSchell from Kansas City, MO on 11/19/2012

    1996 Buick Park Avenue
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This made a solid replacement for my car's older radio. There are really no frills to this unit, and it does exactly as advertised. The AM/FM reception is not very good, which may be due to the number of connections required to get to the antenna. Having the AUX jack, and USB and SD ports are great.

    Pros: AUX, USB, SD.

    Cons: You can't get the clock to display by default; radio reception is poor

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    Derrick from Colorado Springs Co 80906 on 11/13/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Radio is great

    Pros: Does everything it's suppose to do

    Cons: I had to buy an additionat antenna adapter the radio was bigger than stock

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    Paul R from Punta Gorda , FL on 10/29/2012

    1981 Volkswagen Vanagon
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent value, easy install and reasonable performance, you cant ask for more....Installed in my VW Westfalia camper bus and am very pleased.



    good product, no surprises.

    mwex112 from East Setauket, NY on 10/4/2012

    1994 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is an fine product for someone looking for a car audio receiver at a good price. It also has an aux port as well as usb and sd card reader no need for CD player.

    Pros: Easy to install and use.

    Cons: Very basic no advanced settings especially for aux.

    Gets the job done

    MarkM from Berkeley, CA on 8/26/2012

    2004 Chevrolet Malibu (Classic)
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Gets the job done! So far does what it promises. A little disappointed that it's not terribly customizable, and the back light cannot be dimmed as I'd like, but other than that I am a satisfied customer.

    Pros: Good value

    Cons: Not as customizable as I'd like it to be when it comes to settings

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    Anonymous from hackensack nj on 8/18/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    very easy process



    Poor Receiver

    Normally Speaking from Des Moines, IA on 8/10/2012

    1998 Buick Park Avenue
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This receiver is junk. I bought this receiver expecting the auxiliary receiver to work flawlessly, but the sound did not come out completely. On some songs I could hear music and no voices. The only thing that worked right was the tuner. Once I finished installing I noticed that the aux jack was loose on my first use which gave me terrible sound.

    Pros: Easy to setup tuner.

    Cons: No EQ options for auxiliary. bad construction

    Crutchfield response on 8/13/2012 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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    PaPa AL from Woodbury, TN on 7/25/2012

    2002 Buick LeSabre
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Plays good, but wish it had CD/MP3 player included. One of only 2 that fit my '02 Lrsabre.

    Pros: Plays thumbdrives good.

    Cons: No CD/MP3 player.

    You get what you pay for

    Owen from Greeley, CO on 7/19/2012

    2006 Nissan Frontier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed this in a 2006 Nissan Frontier after the factory CD/radio finally died on me. I noticed right away that the display is very hard to read during the day - the device doesn't interface at all with the illumination signal from the truck. I'm sure it's readable at night, but you're pretty much cupping your hand if you want to read the display. The mp3 player is wonky - it works, but it starts playing the LAST song in the folder, not the first. A button press fixes that, but it annoying. I only have a handful of CDs I listen to, and I used an old 1GB SD card I had laying around, but if you were to use the maximum 32GB that the device can handle, you'd be manually shuffling through the folders to find that one CD you really want to listen to. But if you're willing to put it on random and just let it randomly sling stuff at you, I'm sure that would work. On a long trip, you tend to just let the thing run from beginning to end anyway. The FM radio sounds decent enough to me. I don't really care about listening to the radio these days - there's no stations out there I like anymore. But it works well enough for me. It has an aux input, yes! I know that's not a big deal for some of you, but the factory stereo in the 2006 Frontier did not. I can plug in my Garmin GPS into the aux port now. TL;DR - It's a budget mp3 player/radio that goes in your dash and has an aux in. The display is crappy. You get what you pay for, it does what I want.

    Pros: Price, pure solid state operation - no mechanical parts to fail

    Cons: Crappy display, crappy UI

    Say good bye to CD's

    Shaun from Greenfield,IN on 6/24/2012

    1999 Ford Taurus
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought this for my niece and now I want one.



    Poor FM Radio Reception

    Cory from Ogden, UT on 5/12/2012

    Although this is a pretty good little system, with the ability to play music through a USB, SD card or auxiliary device, the FM radio reception seems to be poor as compared to my old stereo of which this system just replaced. There's a lot of static and the FM stereo reception seems to fade in and out consistently and is not as crisp and clear on the same stations of which my previous system picked up with exceptional crispness and clarity and, it's somewhat annoying.

    Pros: Ability to play music with USB, SD card or auxiliary input device, such as an MP3 player. The display of the name of the folder your music is in and the display of the name of the song which is playing, in the unit's LED display. Separate bass and treble controls while unit is not in Preset EQ curves mode, as well as Preset EQ curves such as Flat, Pop, Jazz and Rock. Loudness function.

    Cons: Poor FM stereo reception and inability to more easily navigate through large numbers of folders and individual songs.


    bmorales4601 from Antioch, CA on 4/25/2012

    1999 Saturn SL2
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This thing broke only after two weeks of installing it! The Display broke only after 2 weeks, and the reception of the radio began getting fuzzy. The auxiliary works, but i would not recommend buying this. I guess i got what i paid for.

    Pros: Non

    Cons: very plasticy, screen breaks nearly instaneously, sound quality isnt the best.

    Pure junk

    Jonathon P from Tucson, AZ on 4/23/2012

    This stereo is absolute junk. 2 months after getting it, the backlight on the display went out. The radio reception is horrible. Tuning to different stations is a pain and not sleek like so many other stereos. Everything feels cheap.

    Pros: Ability to incorporate aux device

    Cons: backlight, quality, whole thing

    A Cheap Alternative

    Daniel from Spokane, WA on 4/14/2012

    1993 Volkswagen Cabriolet
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very much an entry-level digital receiver. It will get the job done at a low price, but I wish that I had spent a little more for better quality. The sound is OK/ fine, but not good, and I notice shortcomings in the digital tuner. One segment of the front display was dead right out of the box. I was looking to put a cheap stereo in an old beater, and this turned out to be a good solution. It has all the features I was looking for at a great price, but it is a cheap stereo that sounds and behaves like a cheap stereo. I like that Crutchfield carries low-end options. For me, their selection is the biggest reason to buy from them. I will be back soon to upgrade from this receiver.

    Pros: Price and features. Perfect for a jalopy with no tunes.

    Cons: Quality. This is probably built with undersized, or sub-par components, and it sounds like it. In addition, the filter circuits on the FM receiver at least are very, very low end. If you listen to radio, this will be a problem with this receiver.


    Theo from Tampa, Florida on 4/3/2012

    1996 Buick Roadmaster
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I like the product and the ease of use but the selections for the make of my car is limited because of space but it seems to be the same spects for most radios. overall the product has no defects but I only had this product installed for approx a week now, with limited use by myself. I have no problems with FM stations and I already know that AM stations do not come in well but mine does. People must understand that AM stations are weak in signals depending on areas, so stop beating on Crutchfield for your neg. reviews about an AM station. I only listen to AM in football seasons before I get to the game anyway. If this fells, buy an AM booster.

    Pros: Use of the SD Card and USB Port is great for me because I do not by CD's anymore, less havic for me.

    Cons: limit decks for my vehicle, that is supplied by crutchfield. Do not get me wrong, I have a 96 RoadMaster Wagon and this vehicle is small in quantity.


    Den Mac from Campton, NH on 4/2/2012

    2005 Scion xB
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Yes, this receiver can handle 32 GB USB and SD input. But without any way to access a particular folder other than stepping through all of them from the beginning, it is pretty much useless. If I wanted to access the 400th CD on a 32 GB drive, I would have to push the advance folder button 400 times. I doubt the button would last very long, and if I did this every 3 seconds it would take 20 minutes. It sounded fine, did work. But I sent it back. The JVC KD-S100 I put back in has listing capability. It is now discontinued. I was only replacing it because it has a 4 GB max on the USB and 0.5 GB on the SD.

    Pros: Sounds OK.

    Cons: USB and SD not really usable.

    Avoid this unit

    imnotfirst from Plano, Texas on 3/27/2012

    This unit actually sounds good for the price. But, while it's nice to be able to have a large SD or USB full of songs, it's horribly painful to navigate them when all you can do is go one directory or song at a time with a forward or back button. But, the real problem is that after only 5 months, the main, informational part of the display has quit working. So much for a cheap MP3 deck.

    Pros: cheap, sounds relatively good.

    Cons: Horrible media navigation, dead screen after 5 months.

    AM Station

    max from Vancouver, WA on 3/20/2012

    Good sound on fm stations but am stations very bad, 3 stations in one channel it does it on all am stations. Cannot get good one reception out of it. Any help will be appreciated.

    Pros: Sounds good.

    Cons: AM stations overlapping each other.


    Hands-on research

    Features and Specs

    AUX Input Front
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Front
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Android Control No
    Memory Card Slot USB, SD/SDHC memory
    Bluetooth Compatible No
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size No
    Nano No
    Touch No
    iPhone No
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 18 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 2-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen No
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Display Color Blue
    Key Button Color Blue
    EQ Bands None
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible No
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    FM Sensitivity 10 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System No

    Product Research

    USB/SD/Aux Input
    Audio Section
    Radio Functions
    Display Features
    Remote Control

    USB/SD/Aux Input

    USB Port: The Dual XRA4115 digital media receiver is equipped with front-panel full-speed USB (type-A) port for playback of MP3/WMA/WAV files stored on a USB mass storage device. The unit will recognize USB mass storage device with internal memory up to 32GB The unit's USB port (max. 500mA) will also charge your USB device during connection.

    Note: The USB port does not support Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad or Microsoft Zune.

    SD Card Slot: The Dual XRA4115 digital media receiver is fitted with a front-panel SD-card slot that supports playback of MP3/WMA/WAV files stored on SD and SDHC memory cards (up to 32GB).

    Supported Media Files: The MP3/WMA/WAV music files stored on your USB mass storage device or SD/SDHC memory card must meet the following requirements for proper playback on the XRA4115.

    File System FAT/FAT32
    Compatible Files MP3, WMA, WAV
    Sampling Frequency MP3: 8-48khz, WMA: 32-48kHz, WAV: 44.1kHz
    Bit Rate MP3: 8-320kbps, WMA: 32-384kbps, WAV: 1,411kbps
    ID3 Tag Support MP3 Tags: version 1.0-2.0, WMA Tags
    File Folder Limit Maximum Files: 9,999; Maximum Folders: 999; Maximum Folder Levels: 8

    Playback & Search Functions: When a USB memory device or SD/SDHC memory card is first connected, playback will begin automatically. The XRA4115 also offers the following playback & search features for MP3/WMA/WAV music files stored on your USB memory device or SD/SDHC memory card.

    • Play/Pause: Play or pause tracks.
    • Folder Access: Selects previous or next folder.
    • Intro: Plays the first 10 seconds of each track in a folder.
    • Track Select: Skip to the beginning of the next rack or return to the beginning of the previous track.
    • Fast Forward/Reverse: Fast forward or reverse through a selected track.
    • Repeat: Continuously repeat the current track.
    • Random: Plays all tracks in the current folder in random order.

    Note: Intro, Repeat, and Random functions will be kept in memory when selecting between source modes or when the unit is turned on/off.

    Auxiliary Input: The XRA4115 features a front-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input for temporary connection of an external portable audio device, such as a portable MP3 player.

    No CD Player: The Dual XRA4115 digital media receiver features a solid state "mechless" design. It does not feature a built-in CD Player and does not offer CD changer controls.

    Audio Section

    MOSFET Amplifier: The Dual XRA4115 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 XRA4115 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 XRA4115 are as follows:

    • CEA2006 Specs: 18 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Maximum Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels (200 watts total)

    Preset EQ Curves: The Dual digital media receiver features the following preset EQ curves (Flat, Pop, Jazz, Rock, & Off/User) to customize your music listening.

    Bass &Treble: The Bass & Treble can be independently adjusted from +/-7 when in Off/User EQ mode. Bass & Treble settings are retained for each mode individually.

    Loudness: Activating the Loudness feature will enhance the bass and treble frequencies when listening to music a low volumes.

    2V/2Ch Preamp Outputs: The Dual XRA4115 features a pair of 2-volt preamp outputs to connect an external amplifier. The preamp outputs are fading and cannot be set to non-fading.

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

    Radio Functions

    AM/FM Tuner: The Dual XRA4115 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.

    Preset Scan: The Preset Scan feature automatically scans your saved preset stations in the selected AM/FM band for five seconds each.

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

    Mono Mode: Selecting the Mono mode can improve reception in areas with weak FM signals.

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

    Display Features

    Detachable Face: The Dual digital media receiver features a detachable faceplate to deter theft (no face case is supplied).

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

    8-Character LCD: The XRA4115 features a 8 character LCD with blue text & black background for easy viewing during the day or nighttime.

    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.

    Remote Control

    Wireless Remote Control: The XRA4115 comes supplied with an 18-button IR remote control which provides wireless control over the Dual digital media receiver.

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