Marine Ready: The Sony CDX-M60UI Marine AM/FM CD
receiver features a conformal coated circuit board
and a plastic cover over the top of the chassis to protect
against humidity. The front panel and trim ring also contain a UV-resistant
paint (tested under ASTM G154).
Dual Illumination: You can switch the CD receiver's button
illumination to Red or Blue. The player's display illumination remains white
(background) and black (characters).
Contrast: This feature adjusts the contrast level of the
display in 7 steps.
Dimmer: The CDX-M60UI feature a
dimmer mode to dim the brightness of the display. You can choose from either
"Dim On", Dim Off" or "Dim Auto". The Automatic Dimmer feature
automatically dims the display when you turn your lights on. The
Orange/White illumination wire needs to be connected to the vehicle's headlight
circuit in order for the automatic dimmer feature to operate properly.
Auto Off: When installing in a vehicle without an accessory power wire at the
radio location, you can set the unit to turn off automatically after a
set amount of time. The Auto Off feature can be set to 30 seconds, 30 minutes,
60 minutes, or No.
Amplifier Section: The head unit's
amplifier is CEA-2006 compliant and rated at 17 watts RMS x 4 channels at 4
Ohms and 1% THD. Peak power is rated at 52 watts per channel.
Digital Music Plus: The Sony CDX-M60UI features Digital
Music Plus which is an enhancer technology used to reproduce detail and high
frequency sound from compressed audio.
Dynamic Soundstage Organizer2 (DSO2): Sony's Dynamic Soundstage
Organizer2 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.
EQ3 Stage 2: You may select one of the
following EQ presets: Xplod, Vocal, Edge, Cruise, Space, Gravity, Custom or Off
For the Custom mode, you can adjust the following bands:
- Low: +10 dB to -10 dB at
- Middle: +10 dB to -10 dB
at 1 kHz
- High: +10 dB to
-10 dB at 10 kHz
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 a 10 kHz.
Preamp Outputs: The CDX-M60UI
contains three pairs of RCA preamp outputs - a front pair, a rear pair, and a
non-fading pair on a 10" pigtail for subwoofer operation. The subwoofer
output has 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
Radio Tuning: The CDX-M60UI allows you to manual tune or
seek tune AM/FM stations.
AM/FM Presets: The radio features 5 memory bands to store and receive
AM/FM stations. You can store up to 6 presets in each of the following bands -
FM1, FM2, FM3, AM1 and AM2.
Local 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.
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
700SIRSONY, sold separately).
- 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).
- Portable: A portable satellite radio receiver can be
connected to the head unit via the auxiliary input or the Sony XA-300
UniLink auxiliary input adapter (item number
158XA300, sold separately).
Note: A subscription is also required to receive
satellite radio programming from SIRIUS or XM.
HD Radio Ready: The Sony marine head unit 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.
Disc Compatibility: The CD
receiver will play CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RW discs. It will also play MP3, WMA,
and AAC compressed audio files stored on a CD-R or CD-RW. The head unit also
supports CD Text.
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). When entering the Quick-BrowZer mode, the
repeat/shuffle setting is canceled.
Auto Scroll: This feature
allows long displayed items to scroll automatically across the display when the
track is changed on a disc.
Eject: The CD disc can be
ejected with the unit powered off. The CD player will automatically reinsert the
disc if the disc is ejected and left on the lip opening of the player for
15 seconds or more.
For flexibility of installation, this unit can be mounted between 0 (horizontal)
and 45 degrees.
USB Input: The receiver's 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, or AAC 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 head unit can recognize up to 128
folders with 500 tracks each when connected to a USB Mass Storage Device. An
attached rubber plug protects the USB input when it is not in use. The unit is
compatible with Sony Walkman USB audio
players, as well as Sony Micro Vault USB memory drives.
1-Wire iPod/iPhone Control: The CDX-M60UI's rear-panel USB
port allows you to connect your iPod/iPhone via a single cable (iPod dock
connector-to-USB cable; not included with the head unit). This USB 1-Wire for
iPod/iPhone connection lets you directly connect, charge, and control select
iPod/iPhones via the USB jack on the front of the unit, as well as view metadata
like song title and artist on the front display.
- USB Connection: 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 24-bit D/A converter, allowing for a Signal
to Noise ratio up to 120dB.
- Audio Playback: The Sony head unit supports audio
playback of music files stored on your iPod or iPhone.
- Music Navigation: You can choose to control the iPod/iPhone
from the head unit or from your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen. You
can browse your iPod/iPhone's music library by Artist, Album, Song, Genre,
Playlist, or Podcast. In addition you can search within each category
alphabetically. You can also select random and repeat functions for a
certain song or specific folder.
- Information Display: The head unit will also display
your iPod/iPhone's music file information, including - Track number, Elapsed
playing time, Song Title, Artist Name, and Album Title.
- 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.
Note: If you have an iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch
(5th gen), or iPhone 5; use the Lighting-to-USB cable that came with your
Apple device to connect to the head unit.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Sony CDX-M60UI is "Made
for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model
features (as of 9/25/2012):
| iPod 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 |
| 7th || 1.2 || 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 || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 6.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 6.0 || 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 || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || 6.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 6.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5 || 6.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| iPad || 1 || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| 2 || 6.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| 3 || 6.0 || 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
Front Panel Auxiliary Input: A
front panel stereo 3.5mm minijack 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 marine 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. The head unit comes supplied
with a rubber cap that can be placed inside the minijack when it is not in
use to keep it dry.
Optional Auxiliary Input: You
can connect an additional auxiliary audio device (such as a portable digital memory player,
cassette, MiniDisc, or VCR) when used with the optional XA-300 UniLink Auxiliary
Input Adapter (158XA300, sold separately). The XA-300 uses the UniLink and Bus Audio inputs on the back of
the receiver, and allows you to connect an optional CD/MD changer in addition to
the auxiliary audio source.
Wireless Remote Control: The
head unit comes supplied with an IR wireless remote control (RM-X151) for easy
Wired Remote Compatibility: In addition to the supplied
wireless remote, the receiver can be controlled by an optional Sony wired marine
rotary commander. The optional marine remote is water resistant, so it is ideal
for use on boats, where a head unit needs to be kept dry, but you need to
control it from a damp remote location. The marine remote features a display
which shows source and mode information, satellite radio information, and CD
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
steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately). Please consult
Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.