Drive S: The CDX-F5000 features
the Drive S chassis platform. Drive S includes the CD mechanism, audio stages,
12 V power supply, and tuner section. The CD mechanism includes an improved
suspension to resist shocks, a new motor that draws less power, and a fast new
low-current pickup that improves durability and CD playback accuracy. The new
52W x 4 S-MOSFET Power IC produces clearer, more accurate sound, less
distortion, and a higher signal-to-noise ratio than previous designs.
Soundstage Organizer (DSO): Sony's Dynamic
Soundstage Organizer uses proprietary circuitry to induce subtle phase shifts,
simulating a sound source that is placed higher than the actual speakers in the
vehicle. For example, when the DSO function is used in a vehicle equipped with
speakers mounted low in the front doors, it creates virtual speakers in the dash
to raise the soundstage. This unit offers three levels of DSO, each with a
larger and higher soundstage. You can store the DSO setting for each source.
EQ3: You may select one of the
following EQ presets: Xplod, Vocal, Club, Jazz, New Age, Rock, or Custom. For
each preset, you can adjust the following frequencies: 60 Hz (Low), 1 kHz (Mid),
and 10 kHz (High). The level of each frequency can be adjusted from +10 dB to
-10 dB in 1 dB increments.
Source Tone Memory: Each
source (AM/FM/CD/Changer) can store its own EQ3 levels.
Radio Controls: This
unit can control an optional Sony XM tuner. The optional tuner, along with an
antenna and subscription, will allow you to receive XM Satellite Radio. XM
Satellite Radio programming features up to 100 channels of digital-quality
music, news, talk, sports, entertainment, and children's programming.
SSIR-EX Tuner: The CDX-F5000
is equipped with Sony's SSIR-EX tuner. You can choose automatic tuning (seek) to
choose a radio station, or, if the automatic tuning stops too frequently, you
can change the sensitivity of the tuner to the Local Seek mode. This allows you
to tune in only relatively strong stations. You can also switch from FM Stereo
to FM Mono if the stereo reception is poor.
Best Tuning Memory (BTM): This
feature selects stations with the strongest signals within the selected band and
stores them in order of their frequency.
Rear/Subwoofer Preamp Outputs:
The CDX-F5000 has a set of preamp outputs that can be set
for Rear or Subwoofer output. When Subwoofer is selected, the outputs have a
selectable low-pass filter (78 Hz, 125 Hz, or Off) and the output level is
You can manually adjust the display to one of two brightness levels.
45-Degree Installation: For
flexibility of installation, this unit can be mounted between 0 (horizontal) and
Remote Compatibility: In addition to the
supplied wireless remote, the receiver can be controlled by an optional wired
rotary commander (item 158RMX4S). Once the wired remote is connected, you can
use the menu system to change the control direction of the remote, depending on
which side of the steering wheel you choose to mount the remote.
Compatibility: This unit is
compatible with Sony Unilink CD and MD changers. In addition, this unit can
control compatible Sony Mobile Memory Stick players.
Changer Control: A maximum of 5 CD
changers, 5 CD/MP3 changers, or 5 MD changers may be connected to this receiver.
When connecting CD, CD/MP3 and MD changers, you may connect up to a total of 7
changers (but there must not be more than 5 of one type of changer). When
connecting more than one changer to this receiver, you must use the Sony XA-C30
CD/MP3 Changer Controls: When a
CD/MP3 changer is connected to this unit, you can perform the following
functions: disc skip, track skip, audible track search, album skip, track
repeat, album repeat, disc repeat, disc random, album random, changer random
(plays all the tracks in the current changer in random order), and all random,
which plays the tracks from the disc loaded in the head
unit and all connected changers in random order.
Memo Display: When used with a compatible CD changer and a CD
Text encoded CD, this unit will display the CD Text information. When
using a compatible Sony MD changer, this receiver can display disc and track
names that have been prerecorded on MDs.
Memo: When a changer with
the Custom File function is connected to this unit, you can enter names, up to 8
characters long, into memory for up to 110 discs. After
a disc has been given a custom title, you may search for the disc, by title,
using the List-up function.
Scroll: If the text being displayed
exceeds 8 characters and the Auto Scroll function is on, the information will
automatically scroll across the screen.
Illumination/Clock Display: Pressing the Off button once will
turn off audio output, but the clock display and face/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.
Note: When installing in a
vehicle without an accessory power wire at the radio location, you must turn
the radio completely off (this defeats keyed operation), or you may wire the
accessory power wire of this radio to an alternate source of accessory power
to retain keyed clock and face/button illumination operation.