Detachable Fold-Down Face: The CDX-GT740UI features a detachable
for theft prevention. Two face-fixing screws are supplied for making the face
non-detachable, if desired.
Note: 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 front-panel, the caution alarm will sound for a
few seconds. The alarm will only sound if the built-in amplifier is used.
Fluorescent LCD Display:
The full-motion, 4-line fluorescent LCD display makes it easy to read station
and song information.
Image Modes: The unit's fluorescent LCD display offers your choice of
display images: 3 spectrum analyzer displays, 3 static wallpapers, a full-motion
movie, or combinations of displays that rotate through all categories.
Selectable Key Illumination: Illuminated keys help you find and select control functions in low light. The Sony
CDX-GT740UI offers selectable red, blue, or green button illumination to complement your vehicle's interior dash
Auto Scroll: This feature
allows long displayed items to scroll automatically across the display when the
track is changed on a disc.
Dimmer: You can manually dim the display at night, if
desired. You can operate the display dimmer automatically, when the vehicle's
lights are turned on, or manually. If the dimmer is set to automatic, the
orange/white wire in the power harness must be connected to the vehicle's
headlight circuit in order to properly work.
Display 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.
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.
True Fidelity Sound Construction: The Sony Xplod CDX-GT740UI FM/AM compact disc player features a newly developed
sound processor for less distortion, an S-MOSFET IC for smooth signal
transmission, and a large-sized capacitor for deep bass sound.
24 Bit D/A Converter: The Sony CDX-GT740UI utilizes a 24-bit
digital to analog converter for superior CD sound quality.
CEA2006 Compliant Amplifier: The power specifications for
the Sony Xplod CDX-GT740UI 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-GT740UI 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)
EQ 3 Parametric: You may select one of the following EQ
presets: Xplod, Vocal, Edge, Cruise, Space, Gravity, Custom or Off (flat). For
the Custom setting you can make your own equalizer settings. You can set the
center frequency and bandwidth (Q) for the following bands: Low (60Hz or 100 Hz,
Q: 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, or 2.0), Mid (500 Hz or 1 kHz, Q: 0.75, 1.0, 1.25, or 1.5),
and High (10 kHz or 12.5 kHz, Q: 0.75 or 1.25). The volume levels of each band
is adjustable from +10 dB to -10 dB in 1 dB increments.
Dynamic Soundstage Organizer (DSO): The CDX-GT740UI features
the Dynamic Soundstage Organizer, which uses proprietary circuitry to virtually
raise the soundstage and spread it wider across the dash. This is especially
helpful if your vehicle has speakers mounted low in the door panels. There are
three levels of DSO, each with an increasing amount of effect.
4V/6ch Preamp Outputs: The CDX-GT740UI contains three pairs of
4-volt RCA preamp outputs - front and rear pairs, plus another pair on a 10"
pigtail for subwoofer operation. The subwoofer output is non-fading with a low
pass filter with a selectable cut-off frequency of 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 140Hz,
160Hz, or Off. You can adjust the subwoofer preamp output's volume level
independently from the head unit's volume control from -10 to +10 in 1dB
High-Pass Filter: The front and rear speaker outputs offer a
selectable high-pass crossover frequency of 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 140Hz, 160Hz, or
Off. You can set the cutoff frequency for the front and rear channels
independently or all together.
Beep Tone: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to
confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.
SSIR-EXA AM/FM Tuner: The Sony CDX-GT740UI features
a built-in SSIR-EXA AM/FM Tuner with manual, seek and
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
- 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.
IF Filter: You can switch the tuner's IF filter to "Auto" to
narrow automatically the reception frequency to eliminate unwanted noise, or
"Wide" to always hear FM stereo broadcasts with full frequency signal reception.
HD Radio Ready: The CDX-GT740UI is compatible with Sony's
optional XT-100HD add-on HD Tuner (158XT100HD, 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.
Note: Right now there are about 2,000 radio stations broadcasting
using digital HD Radio technology in the U.S. To find HD Radio stations in
your area, visit the HD Radio website (HDRadio.com).
Satellite Radio Ready: There are several options for
connecting an optional satellite radio receiver to this head unit:
- 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
- XM Satellite Radio: To receive XM Satellite Radio
connect the optional CNP2000UCA XM Tuner and the Sony CNP-SON1
adapter cable (package item number
700XMSON2, sold separately).
Note: A subscription is also
required to receive satellite radio programming
from SIRIUS or XM.
MP3/WMA/AAC Playback: The Sony CDX-GT740UI 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-GT740UI can support up 150 folders, and a combined 300 folders and 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: Copyright protected ACC-LC files cannot be played back.
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 percent increments.
Zappin: With the Zappin feature, you can play music (files
or folders) in 6, 9,
or 30-second clips until you find the song you are looking for on your CD or
connected USB device.
Digital Music Plus Advanced: The Sony CDX-GT740UI features Digital
Music Plus Advanced which is an enhancer technology used to reproduce detail and high
frequency sound from compressed audio.
Off 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
20 seconds or more.
For proper CD playback, this unit must be mounted between 0 (horizontal) and 45
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. The aux input can be deactivated in the menu so it does not appear as an available source.
USB Input: The receiver's front-panel Type-A USB input can
be used for plugging in a (MSC) Mass Storage Class or MTP (Media Transfer
Protocol) type USB device. The head unit can play music files stored on the USB
device in MP3, WMA, or AAC formats (up to 320 kbps). 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 head unit can recognize up to 128 folders with 512 tracks each when connected
to a USB Mass Storage Device. A sliding cover protects the USB input when it is
not in use.
Note: This unit cannot recognize USB devices via a USB hub.
USB 1-Wire iPod Control: USB 1-Wire for iPod lets you
directly connect, charge, and control select iPods via the USB jack on the front of
the unit, as well as view metadata like song title and artist on the front
display. The GT740UI 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 head unit will
allow audio playback, control, and charging of your connected iPod. When the head unit is placed in
the Passenger Control mode, you can control the iPod directly using the "click-wheel"
or "touch-screen" on the iPod. The Sony GT740UI is "Made for iPod/iPhone"
compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of
| Model || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Head Unit || iPod || Artist/Song Text || Track Info |
| dock connector || 3rd || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
| clickwheel |
| 4th || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
| mini || 1st || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
|2nd ||N/A ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 6th || 1.1 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 5.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 5.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3GS || 4.3.5 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || 5.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 5.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| iPad || 1 || 5.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| 2 || 5.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
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.
Wireless Remote Control: The
head unit comes supplied with an IR wireless remote control (RM-X172) for easy
operation. The included wireless remote allows you to control the basic
functions of the Sony Xplod 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-PS Steering Wheel Control Interface Adapter (127SWIPS,
sold separately); or the optional Metra ASWC Steering Wheel Control Interface
Note: Please consult Crutchfield's
Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.