The CDX-F7000 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
The unit's fluorescent display technology gives you better resolution than
conventional LCDs, and lets data transition faster for smooth, clean, solid
movement of graphics. The resolution of the display is 130(H) x 39(V). Using the
Image button on the face of the unit, you can cycle through 5 wallpaper
displays, 5 spectrum analyzer displays, and 3 motion displays. Using the Auto
Image function, you can randomly show the different displays, or you can step
repeatedly through the spectrum analyzer displays or the motion displays.
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.
Source Tone Memory: Each
source (AM/FM/CD/Changer) can store its own EQ7 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.
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
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.
Mono Subwoofer Preamp
Outputs: In addition to stereo front
and rear preamp outputs, this unit includes one set of 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-F7000
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.
a CD/MD changer is connected to this receiver, you will not be able to
connect an auxiliary source without an adapter (158XA300).
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 to "On".
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 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.
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 12 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.
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