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Sony CDX-M60UI

Marine receiver (New Stock)

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Item # 158M60UI

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Keep the party hopping on your favorite bay, lake, or river with Sony's CDX-M60UI marine CD receiver. Sony's "1-wire" USB input makes it easy to connect and control your iPod® or other USB devices, and it plays both store-bought and recordable CDs, including discs loaded with MP3, WMA, and AAC files. You can add optional satellite radio or HD Radio® tuners, and you'll also find a handy front-panel auxiliary input for your MP3 player or any other outboard sound source.

Keep the party hopping on your favorite bay, lake, or river with Sony's CDX-M60UI marine CD receiver. Sony's "1-wire" USB input makes it easy to connect and control your iPod® or other USB devices, and it plays both store-bought and recordable CDs, including discs loaded with MP3, WMA, and AAC files. You can add optional satellite radio or HD Radio® tuners, and you'll also find a handy front-panel auxiliary input for your MP3 player or any other outboard sound source.

Whatever you listen to, the built-in amplifier will carry the music over the noise of wind and waves, while the 3-band equalizer tailors the output for the perfect blend of lows, mids, and highs. Add some extra kick by connecting amps or a powered subwoofer to the three sets of preamp outputs.

The CDX-M60UI's fold-down face, coated circuit board, and UV-resistant paint stand up to sun, salt, and spray, so you'll enjoy years of trouble-free fun. Use the included wireless remote to control the receiver, or connect an optional wired remote so you can run the show from the cockpit while the receiver stays safe below deck.

Note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check "Hands-on Research" for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • marine CD receiver with built-in amplifier (17 watts RMS CEA-2006/52 peak × 4 channels)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs, including discs loaded with MP3, WMA and AAC files
    • fold-down face with switchable blue/red illumination
    • works with Sony Marine Commander wired remotes
    Marine-specific features:
    • coated circuit boards, UV- and salt-resistant paint
    Audio features:
    • EQ3 (seven preset tone curves and a 3-band equalizer)
    Expandability features:
    • built-in iPod control with USB connection
    • compatible with optional satellite radio, HD Radio tuner, CD changer
    • inputs: front-panel auxiliary input, rear USB input
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other features and specs:

    What's in the Box:

    • Marine AM/FM/CD receiver with 10-amp fuse inserted into chassis
    • Face
    • Sleeve
    • Trim ring
    • Hard-plastic face case
    • Wiring harness
    • Wireless remote control (RM-X151)
    • CR2025 Lithium battery (installed in remote)
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • 4 Flathead ISO-mount screws
    • 2 Face security screws
    • Rubber auxiliary cap
    • Metal backstrap
    • Rubber bushing
    • Rear support stud
    • Operating Instructions (5 Languages)
    • Installation/Connections sheet (5 Languages)
    • US Limited Warranty sheet
    • Canada Consumer 1 Year Warranty
    • Sony European Guarantee Information Document
    • Note on installing face security screws
    • Note on installing rubber auxiliary cap

    Sony CDX-M60UI Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (24 Reviews)

    Sony CDX-M60UI

    not worth the $ :( from Louisiana on 7/1/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I guess i had better luck than most. My unit lasted 2 summers without issue. Now its the holiday weekend and it craps out on me. same issues-none of the buttons are working. no volume control, the cd player works but its on its lowest volume setting. Sony has definitely gone down hill.


    Cons: lasted 2 summers

    Stopped WOrking

    Mark from Charleston SC on 10/14/2013

    Same problem as everyone else. Worked for 6 months then various buttons would stop working, seek, tuning, volume and then only USB works. As of yesterday the lights flicker on and off volume works but only when USB attached. Very disappointed with SONY not there usual quality.

    Pros: None

    Cons: To many to list but does not work as advertised.


    boarder1995 from Houston on 10/8/2013

    When it worked it was OK. But now no buttons work despite it still getting power. Just as others have said, DON'T BUY THIS!

    Pros: Face lights up to perhaps read a watch or count change for the on-water toll booths, but doesn't play.

    Cons: Face lights up, making you excited you're still functioning, but buttons don't work, so no bueno.

    totally disappointed [ garbage]

    Bill W from Pittsburgh Pa on 8/12/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I installed this unit in a 2008 bagger It worked for 3 month now nothing it has power bot nothing works. Sony will only replace their product with a rebuilt unit I didn't pay retail for a rebuilt I will never deal with Crutchfield or Sony again Do not buy this product It is garbage



    Sony CDX-M60UI

    Joel from SC on 5/31/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product and easy to install. The remote control makes it even better.



    Coibalt 226 install

    Cobaltdan from Lake George, NY on 10/14/2012

    Installed in a glove box under a windshield and the boat was kept covered. Small amount of condensation is the only moisture possible and the deck failed in 4 months. Do not buy for marine use! Before failure I would have given 3-4 stars USB functions were difficult to use but otherwise sounded good.

    Pros: good sound

    Cons: poor reliability and functionality

    Sony CDX-M60UI

    Anonymous from OK on 8/2/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I give it one star because when it's working it sounds really good, I kept mine covered at all times and it quit working after about 4 months, it comes on but none of the buttons work, total junk.



    '05 Road Glide Install

    Flhmike from Vacaville, CA on 6/7/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I purchased this unit to replace my failing stock unit. A Hawg Wired install kit made it easy to install. It is nice to have so many source choices, utilizing the USB is my favorite. The display angle in the bike is not the greatest. The buttons are so small, that gloves have to come off to operate. The CD skips when I hit a small bump in the road which is annoying. One would think that because it is a Marine Grade unit, some sort of memory delay to avoid skipping would eliminate this issue. If it weren't for that and the fact that the tuner has the worst reception I have ever encountered, (even worse when you switch to local), it pulls in about 3 stations. Not even close to the old unit in that respect, so I only give it 4 stars.

    Pros: Ease of installation, decent sound quality, detachable face plate, front aux input, USB cable.

    Cons: Tuner reception, CD skips with small road bumps, really small buttons.

    Great marine receiver

    Woody from Greensboro,NC on 6/6/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great marine recevier,would buy again.Thanks guys for all the help....

    Pros: All

    Cons: none

    Dont get wet

    DaveJ from West Texas on 11/24/2011

    I have been thru 2 of these units, thinking the first one was just a fluke, they both quit working when the face got damp. I even purchased the marine covers for them and the covers didnt help. Covers would open under any kind of chop in the water. Got so they wouldnt even close. Definatly not marine grade.

    Pros: Worked for 2 months.

    Cons: Is in no way water resistant. The removable face gets damp and everything stops working.

    Sony CDX=M60UI

    BobV27 from Harrison NY on 8/23/2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Was super impressed with this unit. Would Highly recommend it. As always, Crutchfield advise and service was outstanding.



    Not good at all!!!

    Melissa from IL on 8/19/2011

    I had this brand new in a boat and it worked for about two months. At that point you had to take the face off and reset everytime you wanted to turn it on and none of the buttons worked anymore. It was kept covered in the boat all the time and the cover on the boat. Does not handle sun and spray whatsoever!!! VERY DISAPPOINTED.



    Not water resistant at all

    Nccohiba from Raleigh, NC on 8/4/2011

    Put the radio in last year and it sounded great! IPOD controls on faceplate would not shuffle just the playlist. 1 year and 7 days after the 1 year warranty it rained for about 10 seconds and that was it. A week later it would work part time, but only with the remote. Then a day after that it was done! The only thing you hear are the beeps when you turn the ignition off.



    Bought for my Harley Electra Glide

    McLovin from Albany, OR on 7/11/2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am very pleased with this CD Player. I bought the marine grade because I put this unit in my Harley Davidson Electra Glide. The CD Player sounds great and I can have all the music from my Iphone 4 or ipod right there on my motorcycle when I go on long trips. This unit looks so good in my stock fairing and should stand up to years of abuse! The installation was made easy using a Hawg Wired kit that is custom made for use with Sony units. The hand controls for volume and track selection even work! This is a very good purchase that will be getting a lot of use.



    Easy Install, awesome sound!

    Cynthia L from North Carolina on 6/13/2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I worked with several on line technical chat people before deciding which stereo to purchase. I opted for this Sony as I hoped it would be the easiest to exchange with my existing Sony stereo. All advisors were exceptionally patient and knowledgeable. I was able to remove and replace the existing stereo myself. My main objective was to obtain a direct connect to my Ipod versus using a FM transmitter - works like a charm! Love the ablility to control the Ipod directly from the stereo face plate. It even turns the volume down if you get a text or phone call ... Very happy with my purchase ... and thrilled that i was able to install it without using the free tech support.



    Nice unit

    Gerard W from Noank, CT on 6/9/2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed unit in cabin of our sailboat. Replaced existing radio, easy to follow install directions. Decent sound, given speaker limitations. Easy to control. I like the fact I can stick the Ipod away in a locker and control it from the radio. Remote control allows operation from cockpit.



    Great Radio

    Clay from Memphis, TN on 4/12/2011

    Great little basic radio, works excellent, easy to install, and it charges your iPod while you play. It is a little hard to navigate but workable and be sure to buy a usb cord if you want to play a iPod or any other MP3 player because it is not included.



    Sony CDX-M60UI

    S/v Mavi atta from Boston, Ma on 3/14/2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this thinking I could plug in XM to the BUS IN. Nope, the BUS IN may be for CD changers or something. To plug anything else into the BUS IN and have it work, you need to buy an adapter for $100.



    Sony CDX-M60UI

    bigmike from Cincinnati, Ohio on 3/4/2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I put this in my 07 Harley Street Glide The sound it puts out is AMAZING with the stock Harley speakers but now I need to put bigger and better speakers in it.. LOL Also thinking about getting one for my 01 Maxima.. Crutchfield is the best.



    Better than Expected

    Bob from Texas on 11/15/2010

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I ordered this Sony because it had six RCA outputs (3 sets of 2). I have it hooked to an amp and four speakers in the boat and two on the tower and a subwoofer. Great Unit



    Sony CDX-M60UI

    andy from Raleigh,NC on 6/2/2010

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent Receiver! Replace a Kenwood Receiver with this receiver. Looks great sounds great!



    AMAZING sounds

    Hieu from Saint Augustine, FL on 5/26/2009

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I replaced the stock Clarion on my SeaRay 180 Sport. The Sony receiver just blows away the Clarion. The controls and settings of the receiver are very easy to learn and use. I also added two 6 1/2 Alpine speakers in the bow and the sound is just AMAZING, so a total of four 6 1/2 speakers in the boat now. The USB connection is a nice touch for the use of your iPod ; however, you will have to cut a bigger hole in your boat to fish the USB through. It can not be detached. That's okay because I used a grommet to protect the wire from rubbing against the fiberglass. The face can be easily read in the sun and you can change the backlight to either blue or red. If you are not running an amp (like me), the LOUD setting must be turn on. It makes a world of difference. The remote is nice, but you will have to aim it directly on the radio. I am very please with the Sony receiver.



    Looks and sounds great

    Erik from Hickory, NC on 4/27/2009

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy to install and sounds great. Very user friendly controls that allow for proper tuning for mutiple speakers. Added remote is a bonus. You get what you pay for in this unit. I highly recommend this unit.



    So far so good

    67crusty from Marquette, MI on 3/27/2009

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It really hasn't been boating weather in these parts yet. I did get a couple nice days to install this radio in the boat. The original(I believe it was made by Dual) succumbed to corrosion in the face plate. It still worked, but no display. I left the spray cover I had in place and the install was as straight forward as could be. Sound seems quite good and the IPod controls are great. Seems to be a nice bright display. Controls may take some getting used to, but that's to be expected when you have so many features. Can only look forward to enjoying it on the water.




    Hands-on research

    Features and Specs

    AUX Input Front/Opt.Rear
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Rear
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Android Control USB MSC protocol
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible No
    Satellite Radio Ready Both
    HD Radio Optional
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen
    Nano Nano6/Nano5/Nano4/Nano3/Nano2/
    Touch Touch4/Touch3/Touch2/Touch1
    iPhone Phone/Phone3G/Phone3GS/Phone4
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 17
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    Peak Output 52 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen No
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Display Color Black/White
    Key Button Color Red or Blue
    EQ Bands 3
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    FM Sensitivity 10 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System No

    Product Research

    Marine Rated
    Display Features
    Audio Section
    Radio Functions
    Disc Playback
    Aux/USB/iPod Connectivity
    Remote Control

    Marine Rated

    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).

    Display Features

    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 head unit's 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.

    Audio Section

    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 (flat). For the Custom mode, you can adjust the following bands:

    • Low: +10 dB to -10 dB at 60 Hz
    • 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 increments.

    Radio Functions

    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 (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.

    Disc Playback

    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.

    Mounting Angle: For flexibility of installation, this unit can be mounted between 0 (horizontal) and 45 degrees.

    Aux/USB/iPod Connectivity

    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
    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 available.

    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.

    Remote Control

    Wireless Remote Control: The head unit comes supplied with an IR wireless remote control (RM-X151) for easy operation.

    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 text information.

    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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    Q & A

    Customer Q&A

    1 question already asked

    I don't think a manufacturer can claim that a unit is water proof, however they are designed to be moisture resistant. The electrical components are coated to help prevent corrosion. The unit I replaced was a similar Sony unit but it was six years old. My boat stays on the boat dock but I remove my new unit now at the end of the season. [ LEE A  Feb 06, 2014 ]
    NO! Water resistant at best. [ BRIAN C  Feb 06, 2014 ]
    Yes it's in my Harley Davidson Electra glide very nice radio better than factory by far ! [ JEFF  Feb 06, 2014 ]