Pandora App (for iPhone/Android/Blackberry)
AM/FM Tuner + SiriusXM Ready
Bluetooth Technology: The Sony MEX-BT4000P is equipped with
built-in Bluetooth (version 2.1 + EDR), allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly
through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to
the head unit.
Bluetooth Profiles: In order to use Bluetooth wireless
technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to
interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth
- Hands-Free Communication: HFP (Hands Free Profile), PBAB (Phone Book Access Profile).
- Audio Streaming: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile), AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
Pairing: Up to 9 phones or audio devices can be registered with the
MEX-BT4000P (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: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology,
some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or
may not support all features when used with the Sony MEX-BT4000P. Please visit
Sony eSupport for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled
External Microphone: The MEX-BT400P includes an external microphone to
carry on your side of your phone conversation and voice command dialing. The
external wired microphone offers improved audio quality versus an integrated
microphone, so you can be heard easier over noisy traffic and road noise. You
can adjust the level of the microphone without affecting the other sources. The
external microphone features an attached 12' cable terminated by a right-angle
3.5mm connector which plugs into the mic input on the rear-panel of the head
unit. The microphone comes with a mounting bracket which can be clipped to your
vehicle's sun-visor or taped to your dash. The external microphone measures
0.465" (diameter) x 1.425" (depth). There is no integrated front-panel mic.
The Sony MEX-BT4000P supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your
Bluetooth enabled cell-phone. Bluetooth hands-free communication helps to
minimize distraction while driving by allowing you to control your mobile phone
from the head unit, so you don't have to touch your mobile phone. The controls
of the MEX-BT4000P can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end
a call. The unit also features an external microphone (featuring adjustable
gain), so you can carry on your side of the conversation while listening to the
caller through your vehicles speakers. During a conversation, you can switch
between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands
- Answering Calls: Incoming calls can be answered manually or
automatically (between 3-10 seconds) through the Sony head unit, while the ring tone is output from
your car speakers and the caller's name or phone number is displayed on the
head unit's LCD. Incoming calls can also be rejected if desired.
- Dialing a Number: Using the MEX-BT4000P, you can dial a phone
number in one of the following ways.
- Entering Phone #: Allows you to manually dial a phone
number using the unit's control dial.
- Redial: Use to easily redial the last number you called.
- Preset Dial: You can store up
to 6 contacts in the preset dial for quick dialing.
- Phone Book: You can store up
to 1,000 contacts in the unit's phone book. Up to a 40 character name can be
input for each contact.
- Call History: The unit will
store the last 20 calls, allowing you to select a previous phone number
quickly from the list.
- Voice Dial: You can make a
call using the voice tags stored on your connected cellular phone.
SMS Indicator: The SMS indicator informs you of any incoming or unread
SMS messages on your paired Bluetooth-enabled smartphone. You will still need to
view the text message from your phone, as well as create and send text messages
from your phone.
Wireless Audio Streaming (with Meta Data Display): The Sony
MEX-BT4000P also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of
a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The MEX-BT4000P will be able to
control your stored music's basic playback functions; such as Play/Pause,
Previous/Next Track, Fast-Forward/Reverse, and Shuffle/Repeat.
The head unit will also display your stored music's song information; such as
Artist name, Song title, and Album label. The MEX-BT4000P also supports audio
streaming of music apps (such as
Slacker) , but without control or metadata. You will continue to use your Bluetooth enabled
smartphone to view and control streaming music
Note: When an incoming call or outgoing call is in
progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be
paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming
music will resume.
Volume Adjustment: You can adjust the volume level of your
paired Bluetooth audio device from -8 to +18dB to match volume level output of
USB Port: The receiver's front-panel Type-A USB port can be
used for plugging in a (MSC) Mass Storage Class or MTP (Media Transfer Protocol)
type USB device. The head unit can play music files stored on the USB device in
MP3, WMA, or AAC formats (up to 320 kbps). The head unit can recognize up to 128
folders with 500 tracks each when connected to a USB Mass Storage Device. The
MEX-BT4000P offers the following USB search, playback, and display functions.
- Search Modes:
- Quick-BrowZer: allows you to search for a track on
a connected USB device easily by category (Genre, Artist, Album, or
- Jump Mode: gets you closer to the song you want by
allowing you to fast forward through a music category in 10% increments
- Zappin: play music (files or folders) in 6, 15, or
30-second clips until you find the song you are looking for on your
connected USB device
- Playback Modes:
- Repeat: repeat a single track or repeat an entire
- Random: shuffle all tracks or a specific album
- Display Information:
- Numeric Text: track number and elapsed playing time
- Alphanumeric Text: song title, artist name, and
Note: This unit cannot recognize USB devices via a
USB hub. Not all MP3, WMA, AAC files may playback due to file
variations. Copyright protected ACC-LC files cannot be played back.
USB 1-Wire iPod/iPhone Control: The MEX-BT4000P's front-panel
USB port allows you to connect your iPod/iPhone via a single cable (iPod dock
connector-to-USB cable; not included with the head unit). This USB 1-Wire for
iPod/iPhone connection lets you directly connect, charge, & control select
iPod/iPhones via the USB jack on the front of the unit, as well as view metadata
like song title & artist name on the front display.
- Bypass iPod DAC: The USB connection allows your
iPod/iPhone's stored music to be loaded instantly to the head unit and sound
quality to be maximized through the head unit's 24-bit D/A converter
(bypassing iPod/iPhone DAC), allowing for a Signal-to-Noise ratio up to
- Information Display: The head unit will display your
iPod/iPhone's music file information, including - Track #, Elapsed playing
time, Song title, Artist name, and Album label.
- Music Navigation: You can choose to control the
iPod/iPhone from the head unit or from your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or
- Quick-BrowZer: the Quick-BrowZer feature allows you
to browse your iPod/iPhone's music library by Artist, Album, Song,
Genre, Playlist, or Podcast
- Alphabetical Search: search within a specific
Quick-BrowZer category or All tracks alphabetically (A-Z)
- Zappin: with the Zappin feature, you can play music
tracks & albums in 6, 15, or 30-second clips until you find the song you
are looking for on your connected iPod/iPhone
- Repeat & Shuffle Play: Repeat (Track/Album) &
Shuffle (Album) playback modes
- Charging: While connected and the ignition switch is
set to ACC or ON, the head unit's USB connection will power and charge your
iPod/iPhone. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge,
then this unit will not recognize it.
Note: If you have an iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), or
iPhone 5; use the Lighting-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to
connect to the head unit.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Sony MEX-BT4000P is
"Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model
features (as of 9/25/2012):
| iPod Model || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Pandora app || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Head Unit || iPod || App mode || Artist/Song Text || Track Info |
| dock connector || 3rd || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
| clickwheel |
| 4th || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
mini ||1st ||N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
|2nd ||N/A ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 6th || 1.1 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 7th || 1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 4th || 6.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 5th || 6.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3GS || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || 6.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 6.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5 || 6.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| iPad || 1 || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| 2 || 6.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| 3 || 6.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || 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
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.
Pandora App (for iPhone/Android/Blackberry)
Pandora Internet Radio: Pandora is the leading Internet
Radio music service in the United States, giving people music they love anytime,
anywhere, through personalized radio stations. The Sony MEX-BT4000P CD
receiver lets you playback and control the Pandora Internet Radio music service
that is being streamed to your Apple iPhone, Android smartphone, or BlackBerry.
Your iPhone, Android, or BlackBerry smartphone will need an active Data Plan
account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. In addition, you
will need an active
Pandora music service account.
- Pandora App for iPhone: The Sony MEX-BT4000P provides
complete access to your Pandora account using your iPhone, via
the head unit's front-panel USB port. To access Pandora you must have an
Apple iPhone (iOS3 or later) with the latest version of the
from Apple's iTunes App Store.
- Pandora via Android or BlackBerry: The Sony MEX-BT4000P lets
you playback and control Pandora Internet Radio streamed from your Android or
BlackBerry smartphone, via Bluetooth (no hard-wired connection required). To
access Pandora from the Sony head unit, your Bluetooth-enabled Android or
BlackBerry smartphone must have the latest version of the Pandora App from the
Android Market or the
BlackBerry App World. Your Android or BlackBerry smartphone must
AVRCP, and SPP Bluetooth profiles.
Note: Access to the Pandora service will depend on the
availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your
iPhone or smartphone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in
Canada and only available in the United States.
Pandora Control: The Sony MEX-BT4000P will provide control over the
Pandora music service streamed to your USB-connected iPhone or Bluetooth-enabled Android or BlackBerry
- Station List: You can select Pandora stations from your
Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z).
- QuickMix: QuickMix allows you to listen to songs played
on one or more Pandora stations in your Station List randomly. You will need
to edit your QuickMix station selections on the phone before connection.
- Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station.
You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips
- Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up or
thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences.
- Bookmarking: The song or artist currently being played
can be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.
Information Display: The Sony MEX-BT4000P will display Artist, Album, & Song information
provided by the Pandora app on your iPhone, Android, or BlackBerry smartphone.
AM/FM Tuner + SiriusXM Ready
Digital Clarity Tuner: The Sony MEX-BT4000P is equipped with
a Digital Clarity Tuner for clear AM/FM stereo sound with digital processing
RDS: The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio
broadcast information such as artist & track information when listening to
compatible AM/FM stations.
Preset Stations: The radio features 5 memory bands to store
and receive AM/FM stations. You can store up to 6 presets in each in band (FM
1-3/AM 1-2), for a total of 18 FM presets and 12 AM presets.
Best Tuning Memory (BTM): This feature automatically selects
stations with the best signals within the selected band (FM 1-3), AM 1-2) &
stores them in order of their frequency.
Manual/Seek Tuning: The MEX-BT4000P allows you to manual tune
or seek tune AM/FM stations.
- Manual Tuning: You can manually tune & find your
favorite radio stations one by one.
- Seek Tuning: You can use the seek button to help you
search quickly through the available AM/FM stations.
Local 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.
SiriusXM Ready: The Sony MEX-BT4000P comes ready for SiriusXM
programming with access to XM and Sirius Satellite Radio stations. Thanks to its
proprietary SiriusXM Connect port, you can add the optional
SXV200V1 SiriusXM Connect tuner and receive more than 150 channels of
exclusive programming directly from SiriusXM, via the "SiriusXM
All Access" package (subscription required). Visit
for a complete list of subscription options and channel guide. Additional features
of the SXV200 SiriusXM Connect tuner include:
- Channel list displays a list of all available channels
- Category Search searches for channels in a certain category
- Displayed Information such as Channel Name, Artist Name, & Song Title
can be viewed on the head unit's LCD
- Up to 18 SiriusXM Satellite Radio station presets
- Channels containing unsuitable content for children can be blocked
Note: A separate SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription
is required (operates on the XM Network). If you already have a Sirius
Satellite Radio subscription, this radio cannot be added as a discounted
second unit. If you have an existing XM Satellite Radio subscription, you
can add this unit as a discounted second unit.
Disc Compatibility: The unit features a single disc player
that will playback CD-Audio, CD-Text, and finalized CD-R/CD-RW audio discs (12cm
MP3/WMA/AAC Playback: The Sony MEX-BT4000P allows you to
playback CD-Rs or CD-RWs loaded with MP3, WMA, or AAC songs (up to 320 kbps)
recorded in ISO 9660 level 1 or 2, Joliet/Romeo, or Multi-Session. The
MEX-BT4000P can support up 150 folders, and a combined 300 folders and files on
a disc. The head unit will also display song information for MP3, WMA, and AAC
music files (Joliet: up to 32 characters, Romeo: up to 64 characters).
Note: Not all MP3, WMA, AAC files may playback due to
file variations. Copyright protected ACC-LC files cannot be played back.
Compressed Audio Display Information: The CD receiver can
display the following CD-TEXT or ID3/WMA-tag information - Track number, Elapsed
Playing Time, Song Title, Artist Name, or Album Label.
Quick-BrowZer: The unit's Quick-BrowZer feature allows you
to search for a track on a MP3/WMA/AAC disc easily by category (Genre, Artist,
Album, or Playlist).
Jump Mode: Jump Mode gets you closer to the song you want by
allowing you to fast forward through a music category in 10 percent increments.
Zappin: With the Zappin feature, you can play music (files
or folders) in 6, 15, or 30-second clips until you find the song you are looking
for on your CD.
Off Insert/Eject: A CD disc can be inserted or ejected with
the power off. The head unit will automatically begin disc playback, when a disc
is inserted with the receiver set to a different source or powered off.
Auto Reload: 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 degrees
True Fidelity Sound Construction: The Sony MEX-BT4000P
CD receiver 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.
Dynamic Reality Amp: The MEX-BT4000P is equipped with Sony's
Dynamic Reality Amp to produce 3 dimensional sound staging for more realistic
sound inside your vehicle.
24 Bit D/A Converter: The Sony MEX-BT4000U utilizes a 24-bit
digital to analog converter for superior sound quality.
CEA2006 Compliant Amplifier: The power specifications for
the Sony MEX-BT4000P 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-BT4000P 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)
Three Pairs Of 2V Preamp Outputs: The MEX-BT4000U contains
three pairs of 2-volt RCA preamp outputs; a front channel pair, rear channel
pair, and subwoofer channel pair. The front and rear channel preamp outputs can
be faded. The subwoofer preamp output is non-fading.
Subwoofer Controls: The unit's subwoofer features a low pass
filter with a selectable cut-off frequency of 50Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 100Hz,
120Hz, or Off. You can also adjust the slope (1/2/3) of the high-pass crossover.
You can adjust the subwoofer preamp output's volume level independently from the
head unit's volume control from -10 to +10 in 1dB increments. In addition, you
can select the phase of the subwoofer output from Normal or Reverse.
High-Pass Filter: The front and rear speaker outputs offer a
selectable high-pass crossover frequency of 50Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 100Hz,
120Hz, or Off. You can also adjust the slope (1/2/3) of the high-pass crossover.
Advanced Sound Engine: Sony's Advanced Sound Engine creates
an ideal in-car sound field with digital signal processing. Advanced Sound
Engine contains the following features: EQ7, Listening Position, DM+ Advanced,
Rear Bass Enhancer, and Dynamic Loudness.
- EQ7: You can select an equalizer curve from eight music
types - Xplod, Vocal, Edge, Cruise, Space, Gravity, Custom, or Off (Flat).
The Custom EQ7 mode allows you to make your own equalizer settings. You can
adjust the level (+/-6dB) of seven different frequency bands - Band1 (63Hz),
Band2 (160Hz), Band3 (400Hz), Band4 (1kHz), Band5 (2.5khz), Band6 (6.3khz),
and Band7 (16.0kHz).
- Listening Position: This unit can change the
localization of sound by delaying the sound output from each speaker to suit
your position, and simulate a natural sound field with the feeling of being
in the center of it wherever you sit in the car. You can choose from Front
Right, Front Left, Front Center, or Off. You can even fine-tune the
listening position from +/-3" of center. You can also set the subwoofer
distance of the subwoofer to Near, Normal, or Far.
- RBE (Rear Bass Enhancer): RBE enhances the bass sound
by applying the low-pass filter setting to the rear speakers. This function
allows the rear speakers to work as a subwoofer even if there is no
- Dynamic Loudness: Dynamic Loudness refers to
compensating for volume level and signal gain.
- DM+ Advanced: DM+ Advanced improves digitally
compressed sound by restoring high frequencies lost in the compression
process (works only for USB).
Automatic Level Optimizer: Automatic Level Optimizer
analyzes each track's playback level & adjusts the output level to optimize
transitions between tracks & sources.
Beep Tone: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to
confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.
Detachable Face: The MEX-BT4000P features a detachable face
for theft prevention. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face
non-detachable, if desired. 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.
Dynamic Color Illuminator (35,936 colors): Dynamic Color
Illuminator lets you match the head unit's LCD & button illumination to
complement your existing vehicle lighting components. With selectable Sound
Synchronization, the timing of the color change is synchronized with the audio
source. You can select from 12 preset colors
(red/amber/m-amber/yellow/white/light green/green/light blue/sky
blue/blue/purple/pink), customized color, & 5 preset patterns
(rainbow/ocean/sunset/forest/random). The unit's Dynamic Color Illuminator
offers the following advance features.
- Day/Night Color Mode: You can register a customize
color for the unit's display and buttons for day & night time driving.
- Sound Synchronization: The color changes according to
synchronization of playing music. When you select a preset pattern sound
synchronization becomes effective.
- White Menu: You can display the menu more clearly
(White text) without concern for the unit's other color settings.
- Start White: When you power-on the head unit, the color
of the unit's display and buttons turn white and then the color changes to
your chosen customize color. You can enjoy this effect whenever the source
is turned on.
Motion Display: This feature shows moving patterns and a
spectrum analyzer on the display when turned on.
Auto Scroll: This feature allows long displayed items to
scroll automatically across the display when the track is changed on a disc.
Display Illumination/Clock Display: Pressing the Source/Off
button once will switch sources. Pressing and holding the Source/Off button for
one second will turn off audio output, but the clock display and button
illumination remain on. To turn the unit off completely, you must press and hold
the Source/Off button for two seconds.
Dimmer: To change the brightness of the display you can set
the MEX-BT4000P to one of three dimmer modes - Dimmer Auto (dims the display
automatically when you turn your vehicle's lights on), Dimmer Off (deactivates
the dimmer), and Dimmer On (display always dim).
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.
Demo Mode: The head unit's demo mode can be turned On or
Wireless Remote Control: The
head unit comes supplied with an IR wireless remote control (RM-X231) for easy
operation. The included wireless remote allows you to control the basic
functions (not Bluetooth) of the Sony head unit while keeping your eyes on the road.
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features
an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit that lets you
keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with
steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately). Please consult
Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.