Overview: The XA-C40 is used to
connect multiple Sony UniLink source devices to one UniLink controlling head
unit. It has a UniLink bus output and left and right RCA audio outputs which are connected to a compatible head unit. There are 3
UniLink bus inputs, each of which is paired with left and right RCA audio inputs. You may connect up to three Sony UniLink devices (changers,
satellite tuners, etc.) to this
adapter, or connect 2 devices and an additional XA-C40 - which in turn can have
three devices connected to it for a total for 5 devices. A maximum of three XA-C40s
can be linked together, which would allow you to control a total of 7 UniLink devices.
Satellite Compatibility: Only one satellite
tuner can be used with the XA-C40 at a time and it should be connected to input
1. Either XM or Sirius is compatible, just not both at the same time.
Known Incompatible Sony Models: This adapter is not compatible with
the following Sony CD-changers: CDX-45, CDX-51, and CDX-52. You also cannot
connect the XA-C40 to the Sony MEX-BT5000 headunit and use both the XM adaptor
and the 158XA110IP iPod interface. In addition, the Sony CDX-F50M Marine
Receiver is not compatible with this multi-changer adaptor.
Our Product Research Team
At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team. They verify what’s in the box, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.