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Sony CDX-GT270MP

CD receiver (New Stock)

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Overview

Our take on the Sony CDX-GT270MP

Sony's CDX-GT270MP CD receiver combines a user-friendly front-panel design with some nice options that'll keep you entertained. Designed with a sleek face that's detachable for security, this receiver features red button illumination that makes for maximum visibility at night. But this puppy is more than just a pretty face.

More than a pretty face

Sony's CDX-GT270MP CD receiver combines a user-friendly front-panel design with some nice options that'll keep you entertained. Designed with a sleek face that's detachable for security, this receiver features red button illumination that makes for maximum visibility at night. But this puppy is more than just a pretty face.

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This Sony features a user-friendly control panel, including preset buttons and an auxiliary input.

Plenty of bang for your buck

Sony's provided a built-in 3-band equalizer so you can tweak the bass, midrange, and treble to get your music sounding just right. If you've got a sub in your car, you can use the receiver's high-pass filter to trim the low bass out of your speakers, so the built-in amp can rock louder without distortion. Sony's proud of their Digital Clarity tuner that reduces interference and increases separation for excellent AM/FM reception. You can play your storebought CDs or discs loaded with MP3/WMA music, and the front auxiliary input makes it easy to jam out with just about any portable device. Sony includes a wireless card remote so you can control all this entertainment.

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?

In most cars, you'll need an adapter to retain those controls with this car stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and radio, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. You'll see the adapters that work with your vehicle when you add this receiver to your cart.

Excellent stereo for the price. Easy to install w/kit

JohnH, Florida

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What's in the Box:

  • AM/FM CD receiver (with 10-amp fuse inserted into chassis)
  • Face
  • Sleeve (installed)
  • Trim ring (installed)
  • Wiring harness
  • Remote control (RM-X201)
  • CR2025 Lithium battery (installed in remote)
  • 2 Radio removal tools
  • 4 Flathead ISO-mount screws
  • Face-fixing screw
  • Operating Instructions (En/Fr)
  • Installation/Connections sheet (En/Fr)
  • US Limited Warranty sheet
  • Canada Consumer 1 Year Warranty
  • Face fixing screw note

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in amplifier (17 watts RMS CEA-2006/52 peak x 4 channels)
    • detachable face with a black and white LCD display
    • red button and controls illumination
    • built-in RDS (Radio Data System)
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • plays CDs (see Details for full capabilities)
    • EQ3 Stage 2 (eight preset tone curves and a 3-band equalizer)
    • 24-bit digital-to-analog converter
    • adjustable high- and low-pass filters
    Expandability:
    • inputs: front-panel auxiliary input
    • outputs: 2-channel preamp outputs (2-volt rear/sub)
    Other features and specs:
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    Features and Specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input Front
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input No
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Android Control No
    Memory Card Slot N/C
    Bluetooth Compatible No
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size No
    Nano No
    Touch No
    iPhone No
    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant Yes
    RMS Power Output 17 watts
    Peak Output 52 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 2-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs Yes
    Video Screen No
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Display Color White/Black
    Key Button Color Red
    EQ Bands 3
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 8 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes

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    Disc Playback
    Aux Connection
    Audio Section
    Radio Functions
    Display Features
    Remote Control

    Disc Playback

    Disc Compatibility: The Sony CDX-GT270MP features a single disc player that will playback CD-Audio, CD-Text, and finalized CD-R/CD-RW audio discs (12cm only).

    MP3/WMA Playback: The CDX-GT270MP allows you to play back CD-Rs or CD-RWs loaded with MP3/WMA songs (up to 320 kbps) recorded in ISO 9660 level 1 or 2, Joliet/Romeo, or Multi-Session. The CDX-GT270MP can support up 150 folders, and a combined 300 folders & files on a disc. The head unit will also display song information for MP3/WMA music files (Joliet: up to 32 characters, Romeo: up to 64 characters).

    Note: Not all MP3/WMA files may play back 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.

    Repeat & Shuffle: The CDX-GT270MP offers Repeat (track/folder) & Shuffle (All/folder) playback modes.

    Off Insert/Eject: A CD disc can be inserted or ejected with the power off. 

    Auto Playback: 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

    Aux Connection

    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.

    Aux Volume Level: 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.

    Audio Section

    CEA-2006 Compliant Amplifier: The power specifications for the Sony CDX-GT270MP are compliant with the CEA-2006 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 CDX-GT270MP 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 CDX-GT270MP 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), & High (10 kHz) frequencies from +/-10dB.

    Loudness: This features reinforces bass & treble for clear sound at low volume levels.

    Switchable Rear/Subwoofer 2V Preamp Output: The Sony CDX-GT270MP is equipped with a switchable rear/subwoofer 2-volt preamp output for connecting a full-range or subwoofer amplifier. When set to rear, the preamp output can be faded; when set to subwoofer, the preamp output is non-fading. The head unit also offers a phase adjustment (Norm/Rev), low-pass crossover (80/100/120/140/160Hz), and independent volume control (+/-10) for the subwoofer preamp output.

    High-Pass Filter: The Sony CDX-GT270MP offers an adjustable high-pass filter (80/100/120/140/160Hz) for the front and rear speaker outputs of the head unit. This high-pass filter can be deactivated.

    Beep Tone: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.

    Radio Functions

    Digital Clarity Tuner: The Sony CDX-G270MP is equipped with a Digital Clarity Tuner for clear AM/FM stereo sound with digital processing technology.

    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 each in band (FM 1-3, AM 1-2).

    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 CDX-GT270MP 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.

    Display Features

    Detachable Face: The Sony CDX-GT270MP 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 head unit's front-panel, the caution alarm will sound for a few seconds. The alarm will only sound if the unit's built-in amplifier is used.

    1-Line LCD Display: The Sony CDX-GT270MP features a 1-line LCD display for viewing radio & song information.

    Motion Display: This feature shows moving patterns 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: The CDX-GT270MP feature a dimmer mode to dim the brightness of the display. You can choose from either "Dim On" or Dim Off".

    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 Off.

    Remote Control

    Wireless Remote Control: The head unit comes supplied with an IR wireless remote control (RM-X201) for easy operation. The included wireless remote allows you to control the basic functions 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 to allow you to keep your vehicle's radio steering wheel remote controls when used with the optional PAC SWI-RC Steering Wheel Control Interface Adapter (541SWIRC, sold separately); or the optional Metra ASWC Steering Wheel Control Interface Adapter (120ASWC, sold separately).

    Note: Please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.

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    For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  Mar 04, 2015 ]  Staff
    Crutchfield always seems to have all the correct adapters for any application. If you can take your old radio out theres no reason you couldnt install this unit. [ konehead  Feb 24, 2015 ]
    crutchfield has a wiring adapter for specific vehicles. I can only give info on install for my vehicle, a 1998 Honda civic. I thought that this was going to be a difficult install, but with the wiring adapter and crutchfields install directions, it was fairly easy. [ FRANK A  Feb 23, 2015 ]
    If you buy the wiring harness that fits the car you are installing it in it will be easy. it was a plug and play for the car I put it in. I don't remember if they called it an install kit or wiring harness conversion or what but it all just plugged together nicely and it had a faceplate that fit the dash nicely. [ GLEN  Feb 23, 2015 ]
    Yes it has a clock. My husband likes everything about this radio. He put it in a 1995 Chevy one ton. Works great [ ROBIN  Aug 26, 2014 ]
    Yes clock included [ RAFAEL  Aug 24, 2014 ]
    Yes it has [ PHILLIP W  Aug 24, 2014 ]
    Yes it has a clock.... [ TODD  Aug 24, 2014 ]
    Yes it has a clock. So don't worry about never knowing what time it is again. [ TROY  Aug 24, 2014 ]
    We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Krissy  Jun 26, 2014 ]  Staff
    my ipod plugs in with a cable and yes you will need a trim kit [ JAMES  Feb 21, 2014 ]
    It comes with a 3.5 headphone jack in the front. so if you use a male to male 3.5 audio cable,then yes you can use your Sony music player. but no USB ports. as far as the trim plate goes I'm not sure. if you searched for audio devises by car the crutch field will suggest exactly what you need. [ TROY  Feb 21, 2014 ]
    there are six preset buttons which I believe can be set for fm1, fm2 and am. I have only used the fm1 presets so far. When I bought mine, I entered the make and model of my car and they only referred me to the players that would fit. Mine did require a kit to attach it. The should let you know that. [ GENE L  Jan 07, 2014 ]
    usually an after market head unit provides a lil more power than ur stock radio! [ BRYSON  Dec 15, 2013 ]
    Hey Jacob I purchased this for my 2005 Toyota Camry. I have stock speakers and I do hear a difference in the sound. I would recommend getting a receiver with a usb port. I found myself wishing I bought the Sony with it. [ ALVIN  Dec 13, 2013 ]
    You will need a wiring harness and likely and installation kit as well. For detailed info on the install in this vehicle feel free to reach out to an Advisor by phone or online chat. [ Jeff  Dec 13, 2013 ]  Staff
    Thanks for your question Kevin. We do recommend a kit and harness for this install. With these items the install should be pretty easy. Feel free to call or chat with an Advisor for more details on the install. [ Jeff  Nov 13, 2013 ]  Staff
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