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Sony CDX-565MXRF

10-disc Add-on CD/MP3 Changer

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Add MP3-playback to any FM car radio with Sony's CDX-565MXRF! This 10-disc add-on CD changer has MP3 decoding, so you can load a mix of regular CDs and MP3 discs for hours (even days!) of uninterrupted playback. The cool-looking wired control panel displays track/disc number, time, MP3 tags, and CD Text information.

Add MP3-playback to any FM car radio with Sony's CDX-565MXRF! This 10-disc add-on CD changer has MP3 decoding, so you can load a mix of regular CDs and MP3 discs for hours (even days!) of uninterrupted playback. The cool-looking wired control panel displays track/disc number, time, MP3 tags, and CD Text information.

Is your system sounding a little anemic? D-Bass bumps up the bass response in two levels so you can pinpoint the right amount of thump. 12-second Advanced Electronic Shock Protection makes skipping a thing of the past.

The FM modulator (that converts the CD audio into FM) is built into the chassis so there's one less thing to install. A wireless remote is included.

Antenna adapters might be required — if you haven't already done so, please enter your vehicle information (click on "What Fits My Car?" above) and we'll include them free with your order (if needed).

Details:
  • 9 modulation frequencies
  • built-in FM modulator simplifies installation
  • slim line wired remote/display
  • display features a jog/shuttle ring for ease of use and speedy MP3 file access
  • plays MP3 files on CD-R or CD-RW, plus audio CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs
  • displays ID3 tag and CD Text information
  • D-Bass
  • 5 selectable output levels
  • 12-second Advanced Electronic Shock Protection
  • wireless remote
  • dimensions:(changer) 10-3/8"W x 3-5/8"H x 7-9/16"D; (display) 5-1/16"W x 1-5/8"H x 13/16"D
  • 1-year warranty

I put the unit in my truck the next day after getting it. Very very easy to install. The sound i get from it is just like this sound is not coming from my truck. It is something .

Charlie, Hagerstown,Maryland

What's in the Box:

  • 10-Disc CD changer
  • XA-250 10-disc CD magazine
  • RM-X84RF wireless remote
  • RM-X83RF wired remote/display with attached 17.75' cable
  • Relay box (16' RF input cable on one side and 17.75" antenna output cable on the other side)
  • 16' Power wiring harness with 3 amp in-line fuse and attached 3.25' ground wire
  • 2 Plastic mounting brackets
  • 1 Double-sided adhesive strip (for mounting display)
  • 4 Self-tapping screws
  • 4 Machine screws (each one has one flat washer and one lock washer)
  • Operating instructions
  • Installation/Connections sheet
  • Warning sheet
  • Warranty sheet.
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Compatibility Note

Features

Built-In FM Modulator: For increased installation flexibility, the FM modulator has been integrated into the CD changer.

Transmitting Frequencies: The modulator has 9 FM transmitting frequencies. You can select the following transmitting frequencies from the wired remote/display: 88.3, 88.5, 88.7, 88.9, 89.1, 89.3, 89.5, 89.7, or 89.9MHz.

D-Bass with Auto Level Adjust: D-bass uses a sharper curve than standard loudness controls to give you more bass without interfering with mids and highs. Besides "D-bass off", there is D-bass 1, and 2, each of which gives you progressively more bass. As the volume level is increased, the D-bass level is automatically reduced to ensure the bass boost doesn't overpower your speakers at high volumes.

Shuffle Play: There are three shuffle play modes: "SHUF-DISC" mode plays all tracks on the current disc in random order. "SHUF-CHGR" mode plays all the discs in random order. "SHUF-ALBM" mode plays all tracks on the current album (MP3 file) in random order.

Repeat Play: There are three repeat modes: "REP-TRACK" mode repeats the current track. "REP-DISC" mode repeats the current disc. "REP-ALBM" mode repeats the current album (MP3 folder).

Adjustable Output Level: The output level can be changed to match the FM level and can be set to one of 5 levels.

Last Position Memory: If the unit is shut off while a CD is playing, the next time the unit is turned on, playback will resume from the point where it left off.

Mounting: This unit may be installed vertically, horizontally, or at an angle between 0 and 90 degrees.

MP3 Playback: This unit can play constant and variable bit rate MP3 files recorded on CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW discs in ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, and Romeo in the expansion format or in Multi Session. During MP3 playback, the following functions are available:

  • Folder up/down 
  • File up/down 
  • File audible search
  • Direct Album Search: using the supplied remote control, you can directly access discs
  • Direct File Selection: using the supplied remote control, you can directly access files
  • File Repeat Play: repeats the current file
  • Folder Repeat Play: repeats the current folder
  • Random Play: all files in a folder are played in random order
  • Pause
  • Resume Play: if the unit is shut off while an MP3 CD is playing, the next time the unit is turned on, playback will resume from the point where it left off

Note: The elapsed time may not be displayed accurately when playing VBR (variable bit rate) MP3 files.

Controls/Display

Controls On Wired Remote/Display:

  • Play/Pause: Plays or pauses CD
  • Disc+/Disc-: Allows you to cycle up/down through discs
  • AMS <<>>: Allows you to skip up/down through tracks
  • Off: Turns changer off. Note: if used in vehicle without accessory position on ignition switch, this unit must be turned off to avoid battery wear while engine is not running.
  • List Button

Display: The display shows disc number, track number, elapsed time, repeat mode, shuffle mode, D-Bass indication, play indicator (spinning CD icon) and pause indicator (flashing CD icon).

Controls On Wireless Remote:

  • D-Bass: Allows you to select D-bass 1, D-bass 2, or D-bass off
  • +/- Buttons
  • DSPL/SCRL: indication change/name scroll
  • ALBM +/- Buttons: Skips to the next/previous album (MP3 folder)
  • AMS/MANU: Automatic Music Sensor/manual search
  • REP: Repeat play
  • Enter
  • Disc +/-
  • SHUF: Shuffle play
  • 10 Track +/- Buttons: Skips forward or backwards 10 tracks.

Wired Remote/Display Dimensions: W=5.062", H=1.625", D=0.812" (D=1.187" including AMS knob)

Wireless Remote Dimensions: W=2.062", H=3.562", D=0.375"

Connections

Left Side Of Changer:
  • Power: 3-Pin male connector for supplied wiring harness
  • Output: Female mini-jack output that accepts the connector on the RF input cable (attached to relay box)
  • Display: 8-Pin female connector for wired remote/display

Compatibility Note

Compatibility: This unit does not have a Unilink connection, so it cannot be controlled by Sony CD changer controllers. The unit outputs only RF signals, so it must be used with an FM tuner.

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