External Device Controls
Drive S: The CDX-GT630UI features the Drive S chassis
for improved sound quality and durability in the CD mechanism, audio stages, 12-volt power supply,
and tuner section. The CD mechanism includes a suspension to resist shocks, a
motor that draws less power, and a fast low-current pickup that improves
durability and CD playback accuracy. The 52W Peak x 4 channel S-MOSFET Power IC
produces clearer, more accurate sound, less distortion, and a higher
signal-to-noise ratio than previous designs. Power consumption is reduced to
half that of previous designs.
Disc/Compressed Audio Compatibility: The CD
receiver will play CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RW discs. The headunit also supports CD
Text. The receiver will also play MP3, WMA, and AAC compressed audio
files stored on a CD-R or CD-RW. Below are the requirements and features for
compressed audio file playback:
- ISO: compatible with the ISO 9660 level 1 / level 2
format, Joliet/Romeo in the expansion format, and Multi Session
- The Maximum number of:
- folders or albums is 150 including root and empty folders (MP3, WMA,
- files or tracks and folders contained in a disc is 300 or less if a
folder/file names contain many characters (MP3, WMA, AAC)
- displayable characters for a folder/file name is 32 (Joliet), or 64
- ID3 Tag: ID3 tag versions 1.0, 1.1, 2.2, 2.3, and 2.4
apply to MP3 only. ID3 tag is 15/30 characters (1.0 and 1.1) or 63/126
characters (2.2, 2.3. and 2.4). WMA tag is 63 characters.
Compressed Audio Display Information: The CD receiver's display can display the following information: Track
number/Elapsed playing time, Disc/Artist Name, Album/Group Number, Album/Group Name, Track
Name, Text Information and Clock.
Note: The Album/Group number is
displayed only when the album/group is changed.
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 All).
Note: When entering the Quick-BrowZer mode, the
repeat/shuffle setting is canceled.
Digital Music Plus: The Sony CDX-GT630UI features Digital
Music Plus which is an enhancer technology used to reproduce detail and high
frequency sound from compressed audio.
Radio Tuning: The CDX-GT630UI
allows you to manual tune or seek tune AM/FM stations. In the Local Seek Mode,
the unit will only tune in stations with very strong signals during Seek tuning.
The Mono Mode allows
you improve poor FM reception by selecting a monaural signal instead of a stereo
signal. 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. Other tuner
- 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.
EQ3 Stage 2: EQ3 Stage 2 offers
7 EQ presets, each of which has a preset value for 3 bands: Low (60Hz), Middle
(1kHz), and High (10kHz). The EQ presets and the band values are as follows:
- Xplod: Low: +6, Middle: 0, High: +2
- Vocal: Low: +2, Middle:
+6, High: 0
- Edge: Low: +4, Middle: -2, High: +5
- Cruise: Low: +2, Middle: 0, High: +1
- Space: Low: +2, Middle: +3, High: +6
- Gravity: Low: +6, Middle: 0, High: +2
- Off (flat): Low: 0,
Middle: 0, High: 0
- Custom: Adjustable -10dB to +10dB for each band (Low, Middle, High)
Dynamic 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.
Loudness: This feature allows you to listen to your music clearly at
low volume levels by reinforcing the bass and treble. The bass level is
increased to +4 dB at 100 Hz while the treble level is increased to +2 dB at 10
Preamp Outputs: The CDX-GT630UI contains three pairs of RCA
preamp outputs for the front and rear channels and for subwoofer operation. The
subwoofer output is non-fading with a low pass filter with a selectable cut-off
frequency of 125Hz, 78Hz, or Off. The subwoofer volume is adjustable from -10 to
+10. Note: No preamp output voltage figure given.
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 cassette, MD or MP3 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. The aux input can be deactivated in the
menu so it doesn't appear as an available source.
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.
Illumination/Clock Display: Pressing the Off button once will turn off audio output, but the clock display
and 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.
Dimmer: To change the brightness of the display you can set the
CDX-GT630UI to one of three dimmer modes - Dimmer Auto (dims the display
automatically when you turn your vehicle's lights on), Dimmer Off (deactivates
the dimmer), and Dimmer On (display always dim).
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.
Flip-Down/Detachable Face: The CDX-GT630UI
features a manual fold-down face which provides a larger display and greater
protection for the player's CD-slot and your CD discs. In addition, the unit
features a detachable face for theft prevention. The radio does not come with a
protective face case.
Eject: The CD disc can be
ejected with the power off. The CD player will automatically reinsert the
disc if it's ejected but not removed for
15 seconds or more.
For flexibility of installation, this unit can be mounted between 0 (horizontal)
and 45 degrees.
Wireless Remote Control: The
headunit comes supplied with an IR wireless remote control (RM-X151) for easy
Optional Wired Remote Control: This unit also has a 3.5mm minijack input for the optional RM-X4S wired
rotary commander. In addition, the PAC SWI-PS steering wheel remote interface is
compatible with this head unit.
The SWI-PS interface allows you to retain the use of your steering wheel and/or
rear seat radio controls when replacing the factory head unit in select vehicles
with a Sony head unit with wired remote capability. In some GM vehicles, this
adapter allows you to retain heater control buttons as well.
External Device Controls
iPod Control: The GT630UI has a front panel
USB port which allows you to connect your iPod via a single cable (iPod dock
connector-to-USB--cable not included with the head unit). The headunit will
allow audio playback, control, and charging of your connected iPod. When the headunit is placed in
the Passenger Control mode, you can control the iPod directly using the "click
wheel" and other controls on the iPod. Compatible iPod models include:
- iPod classic (80GB, 160GB)
- iPod classic 2nd gen (120GB)
- iPod 5th generation (video)
- iPod nano 1st, 2nd (aluminum), 3rd (video), 4th generation
- iPod touch 1st, 2nd generation
- iPhone and iPhone 3G
Note: Passenger control
is not available on the 5th generation iPod and 1st generation iPod nano.
USB Input: The receiver's front-panel
Type-A USB input can also be used for plugging in a USB Mass Storage Class device or Sony Walkman
digital audio device. The head unit can play music files stored on the USB device
in MP3, WMA, AAC, or ATRAC formats. When playing a USB device, the display can
indicate track/album/artist/genre number, track/artist/album/genre name, elapsed
playing time, text information, or clock. The headunit can recognize up to 128
folders with 500 tracks each when connected to a USB Mass Storage Device. A
sliding cover protects the USB input when it is not in use. The unit is
compatible with Sony Walkman USB audio players up to 16GB, as well as Sony Micro Vault USB
memory drives up to 16GB. The headunit is also compatible with the following manufacturers
of USB devices:
USB Audio Players:
- Dane Elec
USB Memory Drives:
HD Radio Ready: The CDX-GT630UI is compatible with Sony's
optional XT-100HD add-on HD Tuner (sold separately) through its UniLink Bus
connection. HD Radio technology, where available, offers higher quality sound
than conventional analog broadcasts and receives text data. HD Radio provides FM
broadcasts that are equal to CD sound quality and AM broadcasts that are as good
as analog FM stereo broadcasts. HD Radio also provides a variety of data,
including station name, song title, artist name, album name, etc. Once
connected, all AM and FM broadcasts are received by the XT-100HD. HD appears as
an additional source, with five preset banks; HD1 (FM1), HD2 (FM2), HD3 (FM3),
HD4 (AM1), and HD5 (AM2). In addition to conventional broadcasts, with HD Radio
broadcasting it is possible to choose from up to 8 multicast programs (HD1 to
HD8 and analog). There are also data programs for each program.
Satellite Radio Ready: There are several options for
connecting an optional satellite radio receiver to this head unit:
- XM Satellite Radio: To receive XM
Satellite Radio, you can connect the optional CNP2000UC
XM Mini Tuner and the Sony CNP-SON1 adapter cable
(package item number 700XMSON1).
- SIRIUS Satellite Radio: To receive
SIRIUS Satellite Radio, you can connect the optional SCC1
SiriusConnect Vehicle Tuner and the optional SNYSC1 Sony
interface module (package item number 700SIRSONY).
- Auxiliary Input: A portable satellite
radio receiver, such as the Delphi SkyFi3 or SIRIUS Sportster,
can be connected to the head unit via the auxiliary input
or the Sony XA-300 UniLink auxiliary input adapter (item
Note: A subscription is also
required to receive satellite radio programming
from SIRIUS or XM.