The CDX-F5710 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 52W x 4 S-MOSFET Power IC produces clearer, more
accurate sound, less distortion, and a higher signal-to-noise ratio than
Color Display: The display backlight
illumination can be adjusted to any of the following colors: light blue, blue,
white (has a bluish tint), green, yellow green,
red, or purple.
ATRAC CD Playback: The
CDX-F5710 plays ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 files recorded on CD-R and CD-RW discs. Each
ATRAC disc can have a maximum of 255 groups and 999 files.
MP3 Playback: This
unit can play MP3 files recorded on CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW discs in ISO9660
Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, and Romeo formats. Each disc should have a maximum of
150 folders and 300 files/folders. During MP3 playback, the unit displays any
recorded ID3 Tag information.
When playing back MP3 files, the BBE MP circuit recovers and recreates
harmonics, restoring the detail, warmth and nuances that existed in the original
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.
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:
62Hz, 157Hz, 396Hz, 1kHz, 2.5kHz, 6.3kHz, and 16kHz. The level of each
frequency can be adjusted from +10dB to -10dB in 1dB increments.
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 over 130 channels of programming
beamed coast-to-coast, including 68 channels of commercial-free, digital-quality
music, and more than 60 channels of news, talk, sports, entertainment,
children's programming, and information.
Reception: The SSIR-EXA tuner is
equipped with "Adaptive Reception". The Adaptive Reception feature has two modes
("IF Auto" and "IF Wide") for optimizing FM reception. The "Wide" mode decreases
the tuner's selectivity but results in better frequency response. The "IF Auto"
mode automatically adjusts the tuner for a good balance between frequency
response and minimum station-to-station interference. The Adaptive Reception
feature cannot be turned off.
Best Tuning Memory (BTM):
This feature selects stations with the strongest signals within the selected
band and stores them in order of their frequency.
Memo: You can
assign a name of up to 8 characters in length to each tuner preset station.
Station Memos can be used with the List-up function to locate a station.
2 V Mono Subwoofer Preamp
Outputs: In addition to the 2 V front
and rear preamp outputs, this unit includes one set of 2 V mono subwoofer preamp
outputs. Although there are two female RCA subwoofer outputs, the same signal is
carried by both connections. A low-pass filter (see below) can be used to filter
high frequencies from the signals output by the subwoofer outs.
Filter: The front and
rear preamp outputs have a selectable high-pass filter that may be set to 78Hz,
125Hz, or off.
Filter: The subwoofer
preamp outputs have a selectable low-pass filter that may be set to 78Hz, 125Hz,
Auxiliary Input: The
CDX-F5710 has an auxiliary input on the rear panel, allowing you to connect a
separate audio source, such as a portable MiniDisc or MP3 player, or the audio
output from a mobile/portable DVD player. In the past, Sony receivers required a
separate adapter, however, this unit's "Aux Lite" input allows you to directly
connect the auxiliary unit to the receiver's stereo RCA input jacks.
If a CD/MD
changer is connected to this receiver, you will not be able to connect
an auxiliary source without an adapter (158XA300).
This unit is equipped with a wire that
Sony calls an illumination lead, however, it acts as a dimmer lead. When the dimmer mode is set to "Auto" and the illumination
lead receives power, the display dims to a preset level. The display brightness
is not affected by the vehicle's dimmer control. Also, the dimmer feature may be
turned off, so dimming does not take place when the illumination lead receives
power. You may choose to dim the display at all times by setting the dimmer mode
For this feature to work, the unit's illumination wire must be connected
to your vehicle's dash lights wire.
For flexibility of installation, this unit can be mounted between 0 (horizontal)
and 45 degrees.
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
This unit is compatible with Sony Unilink CD/MP3 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 source selector.
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.
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.
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.