Detachable Face: The MEX-BT2800 features a detachable
for theft prevention. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face
non-detachable, if desired.
Note: No face case is included with this unit. An
optional soft face case (142DFC1X,
sold separately) can be purchased for this unit.
Caution Alarm: If you turn the ignition switch to the Off
position without detaching the front-panel, the caution alarm will sound for a
few seconds. The alarm will only sound if the built-in amplifier is used.
13-Segment, 1-Line LCD Display: The Sony Xplod MEX-BT2800
features a 13-Segment, 1-line LCD display with white backlit text and a black
background for viewing station and song information.
Auto Scroll: This feature
allows long displayed items to scroll automatically across the display when the
track is changed on a disc.
Dimmer: The MEX-BT2800 feature a dimmer mode to dim
the brightness of the display. You can choose from either "Dim On" or Dim Off".
Display Illumination/Clock Display: Pressing the Off button once will turn off audio output, but the clock display
and button illumination remain on. This makes the clock display and
face/button illumination "Keyed" instead of "Unit On" only. To turn the unit off
completely, you must press the Off button for two seconds.
Auto Off: When installing in a vehicle without an accessory power wire at the
radio location, you can set the unit to turn off all lighting a
set amount of time after you turn the power off. The Auto Off feature can be set to 30 seconds, 30 minutes,
60 minutes, or No.
True Fidelity Sound Construction: The Sony Xplod MEX-BT2800 FM/AM compact disc player 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.
24 Bit D/A Converter: The Sony MEX-BT2800 utilizes a 24-bit
digital to analog converter for superior CD sound quality.
CEA2006 Compliant Amplifier: The power specifications for
the Sony Xplod MEX-BT2800 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
MEX-BT2800 are as follows:
- Continuous Power Output: 17 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms,
20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
- Peak Power Output: 52 watts x 4-channels (208 total watts)
EQ3 Stage 2: The Sony Xplod MEX-BT2800 features an EQ3
Stage 2 equalizer with 8 preset equalizer curves for various types of music. You
can choose from Xplod, Vocal, Edge, Cruise, Space, Gravity, Custom, or Off. The
Off mode provides a flat response. The Custom mode allows you to manually adjust
the Low (60 Hz), Mid (1 kHz), and High (10 kHz) frequencies from +/-10dB.
Loudness: The Loudness feature reinforces bass and treble for clear
sound at low volume levels.
Two Pairs Of 2V Preamp Outputs: The MEX-BT2800 contains two
pairs of 2-volt RCA preamp outputs - a front pair and another pair that can be
set for the rear channels or for subwoofer operation. When set to subwoofer, the
output becomes non-fading and a low pass filter is activated with a selectable
cut-off frequency of 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 140Hz, 160Hz, or Off. You can adjust
the subwoofer preamp output's volume level independently from the headunit's
volume control from -10 to +10 in 1dB increments.
High-Pass Filter: The front and rear speaker outputs
offer a selectable high-pass crossover frequency of 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 140Hz,
160Hz, or Off.
Beep Tone: The in-dash headunit provides an audible beep to
confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.
SSIR-EXA AM/FM Tuner with RDS: The Sony MEX-BT2800 features
a built-in SSIR-EXA AM/FM Tuner with RDS. Radio Data System (RDS) feature
displays radio broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when
listening to compatible AM/FM stations. The MEX-BT2800 offers manual, seek and
Preset Tuning: 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
- Best Tuning Memory (BTM): This feature 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.
- Manual Tuning: You can manually tune and find your
favorite radio stations one by one for FM1, FM2, FM3, AM1, and AM2.
Local Seek Mode: In the Local Seek Mode, the unit will only
tune in stations with very strong signals during Seek tuning.
Mono Mode: The Mono Mode allows you improve poor FM
reception by selecting a monaural signal instead of a stereo signal.
HD Radio Ready: The MEX-BT2800 is compatible with Sony's
optional XT-100HD add-on HD Tuner (158XT100HD, sold separately) through its UniLink Bus
connection. HD Radio technology, where available, offers higher quality sound
than conventional analog broadcasts and receives text data. HD Radio provides FM
broadcasts that are equal to CD sound quality and AM broadcasts that are as good
as analog FM stereo broadcasts. HD Radio also provides a variety of data,
including station name, song title, artist name, album name, etc. Once
connected, all AM and FM broadcasts are received by the XT-100HD. HD appears as
an additional source, with five preset banks; HD1 (FM1), HD2 (FM2), HD3 (FM3),
HD4 (AM1), and HD5 (AM2). In addition to conventional broadcasts, with HD Radio
broadcasting it is possible to choose from up to 8 multicast programs (HD1 to
HD8 and analog). There are also data programs for each program.
Note: Right now there are about 2,000 radio stations broadcasting
using digital HD Radio technology in the U.S. To find HD Radio stations in
your area, visit the HD Radio website (HDRadio.com).
Satellite Radio Ready: There are several options for
connecting an optional satellite radio receiver to this head unit:
- SIRIUS Satellite Radio: To receive
SIRIUS Satellite Radio, you can connect the optional SCC1
SiriusConnect Vehicle Tuner and the optional SNYSC1 Sony
interface module (package item number
- XM Satellite:To receive XM Satellite Radio connect the
optional CNP2000UCA XM Tuner and the Sony CNP-SON1 adapter cable (package
700XMSON2, sold separately).
Note: A subscription is also
required to receive satellite radio programming
from SIRIUS or XM.
MP3/WMA Playback: The Sony MEX-BT2800 allows you to
playback CD-Rs or CD-RWs loaded with MP3 or WMA songs (up to 320 kbps)
recorded in ISO 9660 level 1 or 2, Joliet/Romeo, or Multi-Session. The
MEX-BT2800 can support up 150 folders, and a combined 300 folders and files on
a disc. The headunit will also display song information for MP3 and WMA
music files (Joliet: up to 32 characters, Romeo: up to 64 characters).
Playback Modes: The MEX-BT2800 offers Repeat (track/album) and Shuffle
(album/disc) playback modes.
Off Eject: The CD disc can be
ejected with the power off. The CD player will automatically reinsert the
disc if it's ejected but not removed for
20 seconds or more.
Mounting Angle: For proper CD playback, this unit must be mounted between 0 (horizontal) and 45
Built-in Bluetooth: The MEX-BT2800 has built-in Bluetooth hardware to integrate with
Bluetooth-enabled cellular phones and audio players. Bluetooth (Standard
Bluetooth version 2.0) is a two-way wireless communication system allowing you
to make and receive cell phone calls, and listen to a Bluetooth audio device.
Bluetooth wireless technology operates on a 2.4GHZ frequency band within a range
of about 10 meters (about 33 feet).
Pairing: Up to 8 phones or audio devices can be registered with the
MEX-BT2800 (only one device can be used at a time). The unit can be set to
automatically reconnect to the last connected Bluetooth device when the ignition
is turned on.
Note: Not all Bluetooth mobile phones will be
compatible. Please visit
Sony eSupport for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled
Hands-Free Talk (HFP 1.5/HSP): Incoming calls can be received through this head unit, and the ring tone is output from your car speakers. Incoming calls can be rejected if
desired. To make a call from this unit, only redial is used. To call another
phone, you will need to dial the number on your cell phone, and then transfer
the call to the head unit. The phone rings, and you hear the caller's voice
through your vehicle's speakers. The BT2800 has a built-in microphone (with
adjustable volume: Low/Hi) located behind the detachable faceplate. The MEX-BT2800 also supports Voice Dial
Activation which allows you to activate voice dialing with a compatible
Bluetooth enabled mobile-phone by saying the voice tag stored in your
Music Streaming (A2DP/AVRCP): You can listen to music from an audio device that supports A2DP Bluetooth
technology. Cellular phones that support A2DP and have music stored in its
memory can be played through this head unit. You can listen to and perform
basic playback operations from an audio device that supports AVRCP Bluetooth technology.
The MEX-BT2800 provides Play, Pause, and Skip (Next/Previous) playback
BT Audio Level: You can adjust the volume for each connected Bluetooth
audio device from -8 to +18dB.
Front Panel Auxiliary Input: A front panel stereo 3.5mm mini-jack is provided to allow the connection of a portable
audio source. Just connect your portable digital music player to this unit,
and you can listen to the audio from the portable player through the speakers in
your mobile audio system. The volume level of the auxiliary input is adjustable
from -8 to +18 dB to compensate for any difference between the unit and your
portable device. The aux input can be deactivated in the menu so it does not appear as an available source.
iPod Ready: The optional XA-120IP (158XA120IP,
sold separately) allows you to connect, charge, and control your compatible iPod
directly from the receiver. This adapter allows select iPods with a dock
connector to be connected to and controlled by the Sony receiver. All the iPod
buttons will be disabled when connected to this adapter and it will be
controlled from the Sony receiver. With this interface, you will be able to play
your iPod music files through the Sony receiver and have all the titling
information appear on the Sony's display. The Sony MEX-BT2800 is "Made for iPod"
compatible and supports the following iPod model features when connected to the
optional iPod adapter interface (as of Feb. 2010):
| iPod/iPhone Model || Generation || Media Type || Control
Type || Display
Type || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Headunit || iPod || Song/Artist
Info || Track Info |
| dock connector || 3rd || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| clickwheel |
| 4th || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
|mini ||1st ||Y ||N ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|2nd ||Y ||N ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y |
| video || 5th || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
|| 80GB || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 120GB || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 160GB || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| nano || 1st || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 2nd || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || adapter required |
| 5th || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || adapter required |
| 6th || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
| touch || 1st || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 2nd || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || adapter
| 3rd || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || adapter
| 4th || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
| iPhone || 2G || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
| 3G || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
| 3GS || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
| 4 || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
Note: The XA-120IP will not charge the iPod nano (4th/5th
generation) and the iPod touch (2nd/3rd generation) without the
Scosche passPORT (142IFWA,
sold separately). It is not compatible with the iPod shuffle or
Wireless Remote Control: The
headunit comes supplied with an IR wireless remote control (RM-X304) for easy
operation. The included wireless remote allows you to control the basic
functions (including Bluetooth) of the Sony Xplod headunit while keeping your eyes on the road.
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The headunit 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-PS Steering Wheel Control Interface Adapter (127SWIPS,
sold separately); or the optional Metra ASWC Steering Wheel Control Interface
Note: Please consult the
Crutchfield Car Selector to see if your vehicle is compatible.