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Overview

Our take on the Sony CDX-GT570UP

Sony built the CDX-GT570UP CD receiver around the same Digital Reality amp you'll find in their higher-priced car stereos. This unique amp design delivers surprising power combined with an accurate, deep soundstage so music sounds more natural inside your vehicle.

Powerful sound

Sony built the CDX-GT570UP CD receiver around the same Digital Reality amp you'll find in their higher-priced car stereos. This unique amp design delivers surprising power combined with an accurate, deep soundstage so music sounds more natural inside your vehicle.

If you're a sonic tweaker, you'll have plenty of options. Sony includes a 7-band equalizer, digital time correction for sharp and precise stereo imaging, and DM+, which improves the sound of your compressed music. You can also activate the Rear Bass Enhancer which sends only low frequencies to your rear speakers, improving your bass and pulling the soundstage forward.

Sony CDX-GT570UP

Plenty of options

With that great sound comes plenty of ways to enjoy your music. In addition to a CD player with MP3 and WMA playback, the CDX-GT570UP comes equipped with front-panel auxiliary and USB inputs. You can plug in your iPod® or iPhone® to the USB port and enjoy control from the receiver, with nifty search tools like Quick Browzer and ZAPPIN that let you scan and find music quickly.

And if you're a Pandora® Internet radio fan, you can plug in your iPhone then browse stations or rate songs from the receiver's controls. You can add SiriusXM's compact tuner, and experience the impressive programming and coast-to-coast reception that makes satellite radio so popular.

Want to keep your steering wheel 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.

iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

Very good sound makes my speakers really sound

Anonymous, Staunton, VA

What's in the Box:

  • CD receiver (with 10-amp fuse inserted into chassis)
  • Face
  • Sleeve (installed)
  • Trim ring (installed)
  • Wiring harness
  • Remote control (RM-X211)
  • 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)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RW discs including discs loaded with MP3, WMA, or AAC music files
    • detachable face (face case not included)
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • EQ7 7-band equalizer with 8 preset EQ curves
    • listening position feature enhances stereo image
    • DM+ feature enhances the sound of compressed music files
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • loudness
    Expandability:
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • Pandora® Internet radio control with iPhone
    • inputs: front-panel USB and auxiliary inputs
    • outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear/sub)
    Other features and specs:
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    Features and Specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input Front
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Front
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB memmory
    Bluetooth Compatible No
    Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen
    Nano 7/6/5/4/3/2/1
    Touch 5/4/3/2/1
    iPhone 6+/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS/3G/2G
    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant Yes
    RMS Power Output 17 watts
    Peak Output 52 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 4-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs Yes
    Video Screen No
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Display Color White/Black
    Key Button Color Blue
    EQ Bands 7
    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

    Product Research

    USB/iPod/Aux Integration
    AM/FM Tuner + SiriusXM Ready
    Disc Playback
    Audio Section
    Display Features
    Remote Control

    USB/iPod/Aux Integration

    USB Port: The receiver's front-panel Type-A USB port can be used for plugging in a (MSC) Mass Storage Class USB device; ssuch as select Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), portable digital audio players, or USB thumbdrives. 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 10,000 music files on a single USB Mass Storage Device. The CDX-GT570UP 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 Playlist)
      • 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 album
      • 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 album label

    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 GT570UP's front-panel USB port allows you to connect your iPod/iPhone via the included iPod dock or Lightning connector-to-USB cable that comes with your iPod or iPhone (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 1-bit D/A converter (bypassing iPod/iPhone DAC), allowing for a Signal-to-Noise ratio up to 120dB.
    • Music Navigation: You can choose to control the iPod/iPhone from the head unit or from your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen. The Quick-BrowZer feature allows you to browse your iPod/iPhone's music library by Artist, Album, Song, Genre, Playlist, or Podcast from the head unit. You can search within a specific Quick-BrowZer category or All tracks alphabetically (A-Z). With the head unit's 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. The unit also offers Repeat (Track/Album) & Shuffle (Album) playback modes for iPod/iPhone.
    • 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.
    • 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.

    Pandora App: 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 CDX-GT570UP 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 (iOS5 or later) with the latest version of the Pandora application from Apple's iTunes App Store. Your iPhone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. You will also need a Pandora music service account. The CDX-570UP will provide control over the Pandora music service & display Artist, Album, & Song information.

    • 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 iPhone 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 allowed.
    • 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.
    Note: Access to the Pandora service will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada & only available in the United States.

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Sony CDX-GT570UP is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 9/19/2014):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod Pandora App Artist/Song Text Track Info
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4 7.1/2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 8.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C/5S 8.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6+ 8.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    4th 6.1.3 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    5th 8.0 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N N Y Y Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    7th 1.02PC Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    video 5th 1.3 Y N Y N N Y Y Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N
    2 8.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N
    3 8.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N
    4/air 8.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N
    mini 80 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    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 available.

    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.

    AM/FM Tuner + SiriusXM Ready

    Digital Clarity Tuner: The Sony CDX-GT570UP 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 Tuning: The radio features 5 memory bands to store and receive AM/FM stations. You can store up to 6 presets each in FM1, FM2, FM3, AM1 and AM2 (total: 18 FM/12 AM). Preset tuning can be done manually or automatically.

    • Best Tuning Memory (BTM): This feature selects stations with the best signals within the selected band and stores them in order of their frequency. You can select from FM1, FM2, FM3, AM1, and AM2.
    • Manual Tuning: You can manually tune and find your favorite radio stations one by one for FM1, FM2, FM3, AM1, and AM2.

    Auto Tuning: You can use the seek button to help you search quickly through the available stations and then choose your own presets from these available stations.

    Local Seek 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 CDX-GT570UP 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 SiriusXM.com 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). However, you can easily add this SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio Discount Plan.

    Disc Playback

    Disc Compatibility: The unit features a single disc player that will playback CD-Audio, CD-Text, and finalized CD-R/CD-RW audio discs.

    MP3/WMA/AAC Playback: The Sony CDX-GT570UP 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 CDX-GT570UP 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, 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 allow you to search for a track on a CD, iPod, or from your connected USB Mass Storage Device 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% 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 or connected USB device.

    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°.

    Audio Section

    Dynamic Reality Amp: The CDX-GT570UP is equipped with Sony's Dynamic Reality Amp to produce 3-dimensional sound staging for more realistic sound inside your vehicle.

    CEA2006 Compliant Amplifier: The power specifications for the Sony CDX-GT570UP 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 CDX-GT570UP 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)

    2V/4Ch Preamp Outputs: The CDX-GT570UP contains two pairs of 2-volt RCA preamp outputs. A front pair and another pair that can be set for the rear channels or for subwoofer operation.

    Subwoofer Controls: When the unit's subwoofer output is activated, the preamp output becomes non-fading and a low pass filter is activated with a selectable cut-off frequency of 50Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, or Off. You can also adjust the slope (1/2/3) of the low-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.

    Subwoofer Direct Connection: You can connect a compact subwoofer to this head unit without the need of a separate power amplifier. Simply connect a single subwoofer (4-8 ohm) directly to head unit's left or right rear speaker leads (but not both). Approximate power output for the Subwoofer Direction Connection is 25 watts RMS.  Same subwoofer controls apply.

    High-Pass Filter: The front & rear speaker outputs offer a selectable high-pass crossover frequency of 50Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 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, & 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 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 subwoofer connected.
    • Dynamic Loudness: Dynamic Loudness refers to compensating for volume level & 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.

    Display Features

    Detachable Face: The CDX-GT570UP 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.

    1-Line LCD: The Sony CDX-GT570UP features a 1-line LCD for viewing radio & song information.

    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.

    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: The CDX-GT570UP 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-X211) 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 that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately). Please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.

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    Why did you buy this?

    Second purchase of this. Sound quality, features etc... [ Michael  May 27, 2016 ]
    Cost [ David  May 18, 2016 ]
    This the 2nd one that I have purchased, and I have a 4 classic car collection. [ DENNIS  May 10, 2016 ]
    Nice radio. [ Mark  May 10, 2016 ]
    ITS A SONY - DUH [ Lynn  May 05, 2016 ]
    Features and price. [ Joseph  May 02, 2016 ]
    Great price on a good deck and all the installation goodies are thrown in for free as usual with CF and that's why I keep coming back [ Bret  Apr 28, 2016 ]
    I bought this radio a few months ago for my truck. I wanted an inexpensive upgrade. The functions and sound quality with the factory speakers surprised me. Now my wife drives this veh all the time and she leaves her iPod plugged in full time. Works great with her iPhone also. Now I am ordering 2 to put in our RV, one up front and one in the back (it's a 36 footer). The tuner is the only weak link. Low signal sensitivity and the sound quality is not as good as other inputs. Weird, but noticeable. [ Don  Apr 28, 2016 ]
    Price and just replacing a unit that was stolen from vehicle to have some music to listen to on the way home and from work [ Brian  Apr 23, 2016 ]
    This unit was on sale and â??scratch & dentâ?? priced to boot. After considering my other choice, having an HD tuner at $30 more, I decided this had enough features with front Aux, USB & MP3. I live 10 minutes from work, so how much time to I have for another feature.(?) An MP3 will last me at least a week. [ Gregg  Apr 15, 2016 ]
    Prior experience with brand, and 4 channel output. [ Brandon  Apr 09, 2016 ]
    it was a top seller and had a cd player and sirius xm ready [ Fred  Apr 03, 2016 ]
    great price. like blurtooth. [ Peter  Apr 01, 2016 ]
    My 3rd Sony car receiver. These work great, don't break, and have the most features for the least amount of money. [ w  Mar 26, 2016 ]
    Was cheap and looked good so I went for it. [ Rick  Mar 19, 2016 ]
    Great value for the price. Especially with Sirius option. [ Rodney  Mar 17, 2016 ]
    I like Sony Items. This one will be nice as I can use a thumb drive and have all 10GB+ music at my disposal. I have an older Sony Ipod compatible car stereo in my shed connected to four older car speakers and an 8" sub. I expect this stereo to perform a similar function installed in my toolbox at work. [ Jeremy  Mar 17, 2016 ]
    Great price and good past experience and history of support and service with Crutchfield. New used toy hauler had bad radio. Not after receipt. [ KENNETH  Mar 12, 2016 ]
    Price [ Fidel  Mar 11, 2016 ]
    Right combination of features for my purpose. [ Daniel  Mar 09, 2016 ]
    i have had this head unit for about 2 1/2- 3 years and i must say its a very good head unit. i haven't had any problems out of it. if i could go back and purchase a new one i would probably get another sony head unit but with bluetooth capabilities. i recommend getting bluetooth because it just makes playing your music and things a lot easier. [ donta  Mar 07, 2016 ]
    i picked this item for my sister's car. she really is not the music buff as i am so i wanted something that was right the point as far as functionality goes. this item in my taste and in her needs pretty much fit the bill. my sister wanted something that plays CDs and didnt want to mod her car to hook up a amp and with this item she is able to add a sub and get good sound because of the Subwoofer Direct Connection. i am sure she will love this. i think it is a great pick. [ kemo  Mar 04, 2016 ]
    tech suggested it [ Ashley  Feb 19, 2016 ]
    the price was a great deal [ David  Feb 12, 2016 ]
    Multiple features, good ratings, discounted installation items. Crutchfield has competitors beat. I've tried them all. [ Alphonso  Feb 08, 2016 ]
    I needed a radio with iPod control and xm compatibility along with two sets of preamp outputs. This radio has everything I needed at a great price and having worked for a company that installs Sony products I know the stuff is reliable [ John  Feb 07, 2016 ]
    Sirius capability, and Sony brand. [ John  Feb 06, 2016 ]
    Great sound, second one I have now. [ chris  Jan 29, 2016 ]
    The price was right and the features are what I was looking for. [ Raleigh  Jan 25, 2016 ]
    A lot of features for the money! [ Timothy  Jan 19, 2016 ]
    Sony makes a good product, this unit has everything I wanted on a new unit for my Tacoma, the price is spot on too!! [ KENNETH D.  Jan 17, 2016 ]
    After going through the applicable decks to fit this Ford Focus? After reading the reviews? This deck was obviously the one for my sons car. It gives him the features he would like. Without busting his budget. [ Pat  Jan 13, 2016 ]
    Sony has always had good products, price was good. [ Eric  Jan 11, 2016 ]
    Value for the $ and have had Sony recievers before . [ James  Jan 11, 2016 ]
    Perfect for a small truck or car because you can run a small sub without having to hook up an amp. [ Andrew  Jan 09, 2016 ]
    features and the sony name [ Salvador  Jan 08, 2016 ]
    Gift [ Sheara Annette  Jan 07, 2016 ]
    It has everything I want and need in a car receiver - at a great price! [ Charles  Jan 02, 2016 ]
    Good price [ WESLEY B  Dec 28, 2015 ]
    Fits my vehicle with no modifications, and has what I need, and looks nice. [ Brian  Dec 21, 2015 ]
    Shopped around, and could not find a better price anywhere (Best Buy, Electronic Express) for what my needs were. 1st time buyer, definitely not the last. Free shipping, and great discounts sealed the deal. [ Trenton  Dec 16, 2015 ]
    I have been a crutchfield customer for 35 years [ Van B.  Dec 14, 2015 ]
    Previous Sony stereo in other car sounded great. Put this in daughter's Escort with speakers and really sounds good. Menu options are a little difficult and easy to get lost in setup, but sound is pretty good. [ James  Dec 14, 2015 ]
    Bought one years ago, liked it a lot so i got another one for my truck! [ Samuel kyle  Dec 14, 2015 ]
    Wanted a sensitive tuner [ Peter  Dec 14, 2015 ]
    Needed to have the ability to work with steering wheel controls, good price for the feature. [ JAMES  Dec 12, 2015 ]
    well this was a tough choice. i needed more bump outta the speakers than stock radio will push. lol [ Larry  Dec 10, 2015 ]
    This Sony radio seemed like a good value [ Richard  Dec 10, 2015 ]
    Minimum priced unit with the features I wanted. I've had good experience with Sony products also. [ Floyd  Dec 09, 2015 ]
    $$$ [ Gerald  Dec 05, 2015 ]
    good name, good fit [ William  Dec 04, 2015 ]

    23 questions already asked

    Yes it does just scroll the display button. [ MICHAEL  May 15, 2016 ]
    Yes it does; you'll find it in the menu selection [ LATRELLE  May 14, 2016 ]
    Yes, this radio does have a clock. [ Robert  May 14, 2016 ]
    Yes [ KEN  May 14, 2016 ]
    Yes [ John  May 14, 2016 ]
    For you mean a blue wire coming off the back to tell the amp to turn on yes it does [ Nicholas  Jun 03, 2016 ]
    It has rca audio out puts and a din plug. I would think this would enable you to put in an external amp. I hope this helps. [ JEFFREY  May 09, 2016 ]
    I am sorry, don't know. No longer have the vehicle & radio [ Valerie  May 08, 2016 ]
    No [ russ  May 11, 2016 ]
    This radio does not have Android Auto. That interface method requires at least a 6.5" touchscreen on the radio. It does not support AOA 2.0 for newer Android integration. Feel free to call us on 1-800-324-9695 for a personalized recommendation on a radio. I hope this helps! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101 [ Paul  May 11, 2016 ]  Staff
    can go into the General settings and change the display but you can't show them down and I believe in the Display settings you can also dim the display but there is no auto dim [ PAUL  Apr 08, 2016 ]
    Yes in the display menu there is a place to make the side bars not bounce anymore. You will have to look in the manual for the specific name of the menu as I cannot remember right now. [ Ryan  Apr 08, 2016 ]
    There is no way to make an external CD changer or player work with our radios. I wish I had different news for you there. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101 [ Paul  Apr 04, 2016 ]  Staff
    I actually found deep in the manual that it is OK to use 4 or 8 ohm speakers after I posted the question. Thanks [ Jeremy  Mar 27, 2016 ]
    Don't know how solid the finals are but I have been using 8 ohm speakers for over a year. [ william  Mar 26, 2016 ]
    Yes, but your stick will have to be formatted in FAT32, the more modern exFAT won't work. It also won't play ANY lossless formats such as WAV or FLAC. [ JerryPhoto  Apr 21, 2016 ]
    It would read files downloaded from Windows Media Player. I don't know if that is mp3 files or wma files. [ RICHARD  Mar 25, 2016 ]
    It sure does. You'll just have to learn how to scroll through albums and the tracks, which is really easy. And the random feature is awesome and very rarely plays the same track. [ David  Mar 25, 2016 ]
    The droid will work but not with Pandora and I don't know about the other [ Nathan  Feb 21, 2016 ]
    You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx For additional 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. [ Kenny  Feb 12, 2016 ]  Staff
    yes [ sachi  Feb 15, 2016 ]
    If I understand you correctly, it does come with one. I'm not 100 percent sure what a bezel is but if you mean the aluminum sleeve that anchors to the car where the unit slides & locks into it then yes it does have this. Let me know if this is not what you're talking about & I'll be happy to clarify. Hope this helps, it's a good unit for the money if you can live without Bluetooth [ TODD  Feb 14, 2016 ]
    It comes with the small bezel you see. That's all I needed. However, if you have a larger opening they have a retro kit you can buy. It's sized to fit perfectly in older installations. RHF [ ROBERT  Feb 13, 2016 ]
    There is a USB port so i would say yes i always had my ipod hooked up. [ Johnathon  Jan 19, 2016 ]
    Yes [ PATRICIA  Jan 19, 2016 ]
    Sure can. Just use the Aux jack and change your tuner to Aux mode and Voila! You're good to to go. And the sound is great! j [ Michael  Jan 19, 2016 ]
    Yes just need an aux cord [ MARLESE  Jan 18, 2016 ]
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your plug from the other receiver. The chances here are likely pretty slim though, as the pin-outs on the harnesses often change between model years (and sometimes between models in the same year). [ Jeff  Dec 14, 2015 ]  Staff
    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  Nov 25, 2015 ]  Staff
    I'm not familiar with that. Better call crutchfield direct ! [ Anthony  Sep 16, 2015 ]
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy  Sep 16, 2015 ]  Staff
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Krissy  Sep 04, 2015 ]  Staff
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy  Aug 23, 2015 ]  Staff
    remote wire [ Theresa  Jan 31, 2015 ]
    It looks like those settings should be in the menu. You can find out more about menu settings on pages 19-20 of the manual. If you click on menu it should allow to scroll through categories. The setting you'll need to adjust will likely be either in general or sound sections. If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. [ Jeff  Jan 21, 2015 ]  Staff
    I've only tried it with a I phone 4s and 5s. [ MICHAEL  Dec 30, 2014 ]
    Yeah, I have the iPhone 6 and this system and it works perfectly fine with it [ HAYATULLAH  Dec 30, 2014 ]
    Works with all mobile devices [ JAMES  Dec 30, 2014 ]
    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The Sony has this capability but only by using a single, rear speaker output. there aren't many subs that can be used, since the power output of the head unit is relatively low. I'd recommend something like the JL Audio here- http://www.crutchfield.com/g_520/Component-Subwoofers.html?tp=111#?nvpair=FFSize|[rank12]5-1%2F4%22&avf=N If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Jul 22, 2014 ]  Staff
    Controls are in the menu settings. [ JAMES  Jul 08, 2014 ]
    There are no treble or bass controls, you have to customize the equalizer curve, see page 17 of the owners manual. There are 7 bands settings on the equalizer. The lowest band (band 1) is 67 Hz and most "bass" band, the highest band (band 7) is 16000 Hz and the most "treble" band.. By raising the DB level on the lower bands, you increase the bass. By raising the DB level on the middle bands, you increase the "midrange". By raising the DB level on the higher bands, you increase the treble. I bought this for my son and I instructed him to set as follows: Band 1 to +6 dB, Band 2 to +5 dB, Band 3 to +4 dB, Band 4 to +3 dB, Band 5 to +4 dB, Band 6 to +5 dB, Band 7 to +6 dB. That setting raises the volume on the bass and on the treble, and lowers the level on the midrange. My son could not stand that setting because I installed a Bazooka subwoofer and a an 1100 watt power amp in the trunk. But you can set the bass and treble whatever way you like using this method. [ WAYNE  Jul 08, 2014 ]
    Press the silver wheel multifunction button and turn the wheel to set sound, press the silver button and turn the wheel to EQ7 and press the silver button and then turn it and there should be a preset for flat EQ. [ AMOS  Jul 08, 2014 ]
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone or online chat to discuss compatibility with your current system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Jeff  Dec 26, 2013 ]  Staff
    Yes. This will work fine with a system that previously only used a 2-channel pre-amp. [ Jeff  Dec 26, 2013 ]  Staff
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