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Sony MEX-BT5100

CD, MP3, WMA Receiver with Remote and Built-in Bluetooth Hands-Free Technology

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Sony MEX-BT5700U

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General Features:

  • In-dash AM/FM, CD, MP3, WMA player with Remote
  • Built-in Bluetooth technology supports hands-free calling with a compatible Bluetooth phone
  • Flip-down, detachable face
  • 3D blue fluorescent display
  • Wireless remote control included
  • White button lighting
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • Power Output:
    • Peak: 52 watts x 4 channels
    • RMS: 17 watts x 4 channels
  • CD Text Display
  • MP3 ID3 Tag Display (Title/Artist/Album)
  • Rotary Encoder Joystick for easy menu navigation
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

Playback and Audio Features:

  • Playback of CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and WMA
  • SSIR-EXA tuner with 18FM/12AM presets
  • Dynamic Soundstage Organizer
  • Subwoofer control and low-pass filter
  • EQ3 (3-band parametric equalizer with seven preset tone curves)
  • BBE MP Digital Sound processing to enhance your MP3/WMA playback
  • Advanced Drive S HX including the CD Mechanism, audio stages, 12V Power supply, and tuner selection

Expandability Options:

  • 3 Sets of 2V preamp outputs (front, rear and subwoofer)
  • SIRIUS Radio Ready: Sirius Satellite Package or XM Satellite Package required and sold separately.
  • iPod Ready: Accessory required and sold separately
    • The Apple iPod Nano 4th Gen, iPod Touch 2nd Gen, and any other newly released iPods can be controlled using the iPod adapter above; however, charging will not be possible unless you purchase the Scosche IFWA PassPORT charging adapter.
  • HD Radio Ready: Sony XA-120IP iPod interface required and sold separately
  • Bluetooth ready: Built-in Bluetooth controls, adapter and microphone included
  • Rear auxiliary input: RCA Audio Input and optional rear
  • Retains steering wheel controls with the PAC SWI-PSv1
  • Compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls
  • CD Changer controls

Product History:

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In-Dash Receiver Specifications

Receiver Size

Single DIN: 1 DIN dimensions will work with all single DIN installation kits we have to offer. Single DIN radios are the most common size for after-market stereos.

Single DIN slot with flip-out screen: The DIN stereo includes a retractable, flip-out screen. Before purchasing, make measurements to be sure there is no interference with dash accessories such as A/C vents or shift levers.

Single DIN slot with a larger face: Standard single DIN size, but the display is larger then the standard single DIN size. Due to the nature of the larger face, problems may arise when installing in particular vehicles. These stereos are great for single DIN slots where you want a larger screen.

1.5 DIN: This size is very uncommon in vehicles, however this size opening is most commonly found in Chrysler and Chevrolet vehicles.

Double DIN: Approximately 4-inches in height, this size is becoming more common every year. Prior to 2000, this size was typically only found in Japanese vehicles such as those made by Honda or Toyota. Now, it is becoming more popular for many vehicles to be fit with a Double DIN opening.

Single DIN
Faceplate Security

Detachable / Removable faceplate security: The most common anti-theft feature. It allows you to take the faceplate with you, thus disallowing operation, which deters theft.

Security Codes: Mainly a feature in high end video units which do not have a detachable face / screen. Once the unit is uninstalled (or stolen), a security code (or PIN) is required upon reinstallation. Though you no longer have your unit after the theft, the thief also does not have your security code, which makes the unit useless. The hope is the thief knows which units have security codes and he/she chooses not to steal your unit because of the security code.

Ghost technology: This is not commonly used, but can be found primarily in a select number of 2004-2005 head units. It creates an illusion that no unit is installed by appearing completely black when turned off. Potential thieves may steer clear because it appears as though no head unit is installed.

Anti-theft covers: Similar to ghost and hiding faces because they only create an illusion that the face/unit is not in place.

ESN: Stands for Electronic Serial Number. Allows the disabling of the radio and allows tracking if it is stolen.

Detachable
Motorized Faceplate
Some in-dash car stereos feature a motorized faceplate that moves to expose a CD or DVD slot. This is a convenient feature that allows the front display to be larger and easier to read. The positioning of the monitor gives you control over the angle you would like to view information on the stereo.
No
Remote Control
Allows control of specific features and functions from a remote control. Typically they are used to prevent button wear on your radio, or to allow easier navigation of menus.
Yes
Peak Power Output
This form of power rating refers to the maximum amount of power an electronic device can handle or output in an instant without damage occurring. Often times this maximum is achieved during a brief musical burst, such as a drum accent, or low bass hit.

Some manufacturers display peak power ratings on the face of their products to increase the appeal to consumers. The RMS power rating is more accurate, and we recommend using it for product comparison.

52 watts x 4 channels
RMS Power Output
The amount of continuous power, measured in watts, that an amplifier produces is called RMS power. The higher the RMS rating, the louder and cleaner your music sounds. The RMS output figure is much more accurate than the peak rating when comparing products.
17 watts x 4 channels
Preamp RCA Outputs
RCA outputs, commonly known as preamp outputs, allow you to connect one or sometimes multiple external amplifiers. An in-dash receiver will commonly have one, two or three sets of RCA outputs that can be used to connect external amplifiers and other components. One pair of RCA outputs will typically provide a full range signal that can be used for most subwoofer or speaker amplifiers. Two pairs of RCA outputs can typically be configured as four full range signals, or also as two full range and two subwoofer signals. Three sets of RCA outputs will almost always produce four speaker signals and two subwoofer signals for use with multiple amplifiers.
3 Pairs (Front, Rear, and Subwoofer)
Dedicated Subwoofer Preamp RCA Output
A dedicated output that has a built-in low-pass crossover for specific connection to a subwoofer amplifier that powers a low frequency driver, typically a subwoofer.
Yes
Preamp Voltage
The preamp output rating is measured in volts (V). The higher the rating, the stronger the signal. This results in less unwanted noise being picked up.
2 volts
Built-In Equalizer
The number of graphic or parametric equalizer bands the stereo receiver is equipped with. The more EQ options, the more you will be able to adjust your music to your liking.
EQ3
Display Type
The type of display on your receiver refers to the monitor that is used to display the source information such as song names, radio stations, or track times.

Dot-Matrix Text Display: A simple display which uses dots in specific illuminated color(s) to light up and form letters or numbers that are displayed on the receiver.

Graphic or Motion Display: Typically found in mid to high-end receivers and give your text information and receiver more life by adding motion, backgrounds, or multiple colors to your display. There are types of graphic displays such as 3D Graphic, Motion, and OEL (Organic Electroluminescent) displays. They can range from one color to full color displays and typically allow you to select from one of many built-in animations, background images, screensavers or other graphics to enhance your experience and add an extra bit of personality to your system. Some units also come with software that allow you to load your own customizable pictures or animations.

LCD Monitor Display: Can be as small as 2" or as large as 10". Some LCD displays are motorized for angle adjustment. LCD monitors display full motion video playback as well as your standard text such as track status, radio station information and more depending on the receiver's features.

Fluorescent Display
Display Color
The display color refers to the color of the text and or graphics on the receiver.

Multi-Color: When more than one color is on the display, for example one part of the text is white, while the other part is blue.

Variable-Color: The display colors can be changed by the user. If the default color of text/display is blue for example, the user can change the settings to where the color turns to red. Variable color displays are typically described in detail in the item's description.

TFT-LCD Display: In-dash receivers with a video screen that display multiple colors and often times video such as DVD, navigation or other video sources.

Blue
Button Color
Refers to the color of the physical buttons on the unit.
White
CD Signal-to-Noise
CD Signal-to-Noise Ratio is a key specification that is often overlooked by newbies. The CD S/N Ratio measures how well the CD player silences background noise. Higher ratings in decibels (dB) indicates less noise, and generally a cleaner signal.
120 dB
CEA-2006 Compliant
Amplifiers that have been tested to meet specific standards. When a car amplifier meets these standards, you can be sure that it will be able to produce the amount of power specified by the official CEA-2006 rating. Usually, these rating consist of the following items:
  • RMS Power
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio

This rating applies to both external car amplifiers, as well as the amplifiers inside of in-dash stereos.

Yes

Playback Features

AM/FM Tuner
Most in-dash CD players have AM/FM playback allowing you listen to your favorite local radio stations.
Yes
FM Presets
The number of FM radio stations that can be stored as presets.
18
AM Presets
The number of AM radio stations that can be stored as presets.
12
Radio Data System (RDS)
Receivers with Radio Data System (RDS) tuners can receive digital broadcast information about the FM radio station including program name, time and station identification. RDS enables your receiver to display text messages that many FM stations include on a sub-carrier signal within their normal broadcast signal. Some RDS tuners can even break in with traffic alerts or emergency broadcasts when you're listening to a CD.
CD-R/RW Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play finalized CD-R discs and/or CD-RW discs.
Yes
MP3 Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play discs encoded with MP3 files. To burn a MP3 encoded disc, use the "data" mode on your CD Recorder and finalize the session and/or CD.
Yes
WMA Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play discs encoded with WMA files. To burn a WMA encoded disc, use the "data" mode on your CD Recorder and finalize the session and/or CD.
Yes
DVD / Video Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver will play DVD (or other listed) video disc formats. Unless otherwise noted, the unit is not guaranteed to play recorded DVDs.
No
DVD Region Number
This is the region number that the DVD receiver is compatible with. Almost any device that has the ability to play a DVD disk has a region number. DVD region codes restrict playback of movies that come from geographical locations outside of your residing place.
Dual Zone
Dual zone means the stereo is capable of playing multiple audio or video sources between two separate locations.

Please refer to the item description for more details on how dual zone works specifically to the unit you are viewing.

Hi-Res Audio Compatible
This feature refers to if the product is capable of Hi-Res Audio (HRA) playback.

Audio / Video Inputs

USB Input
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver features an input to connect a USB device via standard USB or mini-USB. The USB input may be a connection on the front or rear of the unit with an extension cable for connecting devices to the receiver. Some units have an optional input that allows for a USB adapter to be purchased separately and used with the unit.
No
Number of Front USB Inputs
Number of Rear USB Inputs
Additional Audio/Video Inputs
These inputs enable the unit to receive an audio or video signal from a separate source. There are many different types of connections and ways to accomplish this. Most common are RCA Composite cables and 3.5mm mini-jack plugs.

RCA Composite Inputs
These are your typical red, white, and yellow RCA composite cables that are common among devices with audio and video inputs. The red and white cables are dedicated for audio. The red cable is for the right channel and the white is for the left channel. The yellow cable is specifically for the video signal. Because this type of auxiliary cable contains 2 channels of audio, it will support stereo sound.

3.5mm
This is commonly referred to as a mini-jack or a headphone jack. It is a 3.5mm plug that transfers audio only. There is a right and left audio channel on the plug which allows for stereo sound playback.

3.5mm AV Input
These plugs look similar to the common 3.5mm mini-jack, however they carry a third channel dedicated for video.

Optional
This means that an auxiliary input is possible, but only with the use of an optional accessory. These optional adapters will sometimes use the CD Changer port or other port on the back of a unit that might restrict the use of other expandability features. These accessories are typically sold separately.

1 Set of Rear Audio RCA Inputs

Monitor Screen Features

Screen Size
This is the size of the monitor on the unit. It is measured diagonally and in inches. The bigger the number the larger the screen.
MirrorLink Compatible
MirrorLink allows connectivity between a smartphone and the aftermarket car receiver. The consumer gets into the car, connects the phone with a cable, and gains access to phone applications through the car stereos controls such as navigation and steering wheel buttons. MirrorLink allows consumers to use their smartphones safely and simply, keeping eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.
Device Mirroring
This is the ability to "mirror" a device's screen (i.e SmartPhone or Tablet) onto the headunit's display. Please check with the manufacture's website for updated information regarding compatibility and cables required for proper performance.

Expandability Features

Navigation
Built-in navigation is a convenient feature that allows the driver to receive driving directions and guidance.

Some in-dash head units are built-in with the navigation features, while others require an add on navigation box. Other navigation options include portable navigation units that you can take with you or attach to the dash of your vehicle.

No
Compatible Smartphones
Some stereos work with iOS (Apple) or Android smartphone operating systems, while some stereos work with both or neither. Find out here which operating systems this stereo is compatible with.
Satellite Radio
This feature signifies whether or not the receiver is compatible with XM or Sirius Satellite Radio. "Optional" means while the receiver is capable of SIRIUS/XM playback and connectivity, you will still need to purchase an additional satellite tuner, adapter, and/or antenna.
Optional - SIRIUS or XM (Accessory required and sold separately)
HD Radio
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver is capable of receiving high-definition digital HD Radio broadcasts by either a built-in HD Radio tuner, or more commonly with the purchase of an optional HD Radio tuner box. Receivers which are HD Radio Ready generally require an additional purchase of a separate tuner.
Optional
Bluetooth Connectivity
This feature refers to whether or not the head unit is able to connect to a hands-free Bluetooth device. Head units that are Bluetooth ready typically require the purchase of an optional adapter or accessory that connects to the rear of the head unit. This optional accessory allows you to accept phone calls through your head unit and speakers. Some head units have built-in Bluetooth hands free capabilities with an included remote-mount microphone or built-in microphone.
Yes (Built-in/Included [Bluetooth Controls, Adapter and/or Microphone Included])
A2DP Music Streaming
The Advanced Audio Distribution Profile will wirelessly stream music and other audio from an A2DP compatible device.
Steering Wheel Control Compatible
In order to retain a vehicle's factory steering wheel remote controls, a wired-remote input is needed on the aftermarket stereo.

If "Yes", then the aftermarket stereo is compatible with steering wheel remote controls. If an additional accessory is required for the steering wheel controls to work properly, a compatible piece will be listed.

Yes (Accessory required and sold separately)
CD Changer Controls
This feature signifies whether or not the receiver has the ability to control a CD Changer. If a receiver supports this function, it is usually compatible with a same-brand CD changer without the need for an extra adapter.
Yes
Rear View Camera Input
Indicates if an in-dash multimedia unit has a dedicated video input for rear view cameras. These inputs allow you to plug the camera to the back of the unit to receive the cameras video signal. Usually the camera signal is transferred through an RCA cable connection.
No
Memory Card Reader
Whether or not the receiver has a built-in input for removable memory cards such as SD (Secure Digital) cards or MMC (Multimedia) cards.
No

Smartphone Integration

iPhone/iPod Features
Head units are equipped with different technology that allows a variety of smartphone integration features. Some stereos are equipped with more features than others, here you will find which iPod/iPhone features this head unit has.
iPod Audio Integration
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an iPod and allow for audio control and playback of the iPod through the head unit. Head units that have iPod connectivity allow your iPod to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard iPod-to-USB charging/connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own iPod-to-USB cable.
Optional (Accessory Required and Sold Separately)
iPod Video Connection
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an iPod and allow for video control and playback of the iPod through the head unit. Head units that have iPod connectivity allow your iPod to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard iPod-to-USB charging/connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own iPod-to-USB cable.
iPod Charging Adapter Required
Some Apple iPods require a charging adapter be used for the unit to fully function with the iPod.
Compatible Apple Devices
This list refers to the Apple devices that the product is compatible with.

Some Car stereos are compatible with iPods and/or iPhones. If the headunit can connect to an iPod or iPhone via USB or iPod connection cable, these listed iPods are compatible. This list does not apply if the iPod is being connected through the 3.5mm mini-jack plug. Newer iPods are usually compatible if the appropriate adapters are purchased and used.

Any iPods/iPhones released after the release date of this product have not been checked by the manufacturer and/or Sonic Electronix for compatibility. We therefore cannot guarantee their compatibilities or incompatibilities, including, but not limited to: playback, video, charging, and response time.

4G iPod (20 & 40GB)
5G iPod Video (30, 60, & 80GB)
iPod Classic (120GB)
iPod Classic (80 &160GB)
iPod Mini (4 & 6GB)
iPod Nano 1st Generation (1, 2, & 4GB)
iPod Nano 2nd Generation (4 & 8GB)
iPod Nano 3rd Generation (4 & 8GB)
iPod Nano 4th Generation (8 & 16GB)
iPod Touch 1st Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
iPod Touch 2nd Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
3G iPod (10, 15, 20, 30 & 40GB)
Android Features
Head units are equipped with different technology that allows a variety of smartphone integration features. Some stereos are equipped with more features than others, here you will find which Android features this head unit has.
Android Audio Integration
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an Android and allow for audio control and playback of the Android through the head unit. Head units that have Android connectivity allow your device to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard charging and connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own Android charging and connection cable.
Android Video Connection
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an Android device and allow for video control and playback of the device through the head unit. Head units that have Android video connectivity allow your device to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard Android charging/connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own cable.

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Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
67%
4 Star
17%
3 Star
17%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.3
Value
4.6
Features
4.7
Design
4.2
Usability
4.3
Aleksey

auburn, WA

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Sony MEX-BT5100

February 1, 2010

I got this sony stereo 3 years, but lost the interface. ordered the same model, because it's simple to use, looks good not like other stereos, and i like that it produces very good sound, has bluetooth and the price is not too bad at all. Good stereo good price. Never had problems with shipping and handling. Responsible and serious company.

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jarius

Jacksonville, NC

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Awesome

September 2, 2011

Everything u can want in a Headunit.

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AModhera

East Hanover, NJ

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Great Car Stereo

November 3, 2009

This is an excellent product and very affordable - the sound quality is excellent and the stereo unit provides many equalizer options. The unit works great in BMW 330ci Convertible (though I haven't used it yet with the top down).

The bluetooth feature / speakerphone works flawlessly and I have heard no complaints from the other end of the phone. As well, the phone syncs easily (T-Mobile G1).

I also purchased the Sony XA-120IP (iPod connector) which makes the functionality of the iPod through the stereo head unit and/or remote control very simple and safe.

Had the unit professionally installed at Geek Squad; not because the unit was complicated, but because BMW is not an easy install and I didn't want to take the chance of ruining the trim on the car.

The unit is simple enough for any idiot to figure out without ever opening the instruction book (this idiot was able too).

I am very happy with my purchase and highly recommend the MEX-BT5100 by Sony. I shopped for months for a good deal and after extensive research, I came to love this unit over the compatible Pioneer and Kenwood units.

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Dean

Alhambra, CA

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Sony MEX-BT5100 Review

April 2, 2010

Bluetooth works good with talking and playing music from your phone you can control music on your phone through the radio via bluetooth. The radio has caller I.D. timer phonebook, you can call and hang up with the radio. The joystick is easy to use except when trying to adjust volume while driving if you hit a bump the joystick is sensitive and will cause you to change stations while trying to adjust volume. The radio is very easy to set up and use( user friendly ) except when trying to adjust sound quality there is no simple Bass or Treble you have to use the presets, it is simple enough to use but not always the sound your looking for or you will have to use the EQ that you shouldn't try to adjust while driving. This radio has a lot of bang for the buck, but can get expensive if you add HD radio & I-Phone or I-Touch options. I gave this radio a 4 rating on Durability but really not sure because I haven't really had it for more than a year but I have had other Sony radios in the past and never had any problems. I gave it a 3 Rating for overall because of the issues with volume control while driving & sound adjust-ability. I gave it a 5 on features because it has a ton of features for the price. I gave it a 4 on Value because it is cheap for all the features but can get expensive with add-ons.

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Zak

Brookings, OR

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this deck is awesome

October 25, 2009

i have not had any problems.. the bluetooth is tricky at first but very convenient. the mounting system is very sturdy. i hit a tree in my truck the cd player was still pumpin out music and had not moved.... defiantly worth it, the joystick is bada$$

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James

Campbell, CA

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Nice system

June 6, 2009

Great music system. Bluetooth calls works well when I had it in my cherokee mounted high in the dash. Does not work well mounted low in my toyota. Microphone needs to be close to user.

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Cathy

Long Beach, CA

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Nice features, good price!

February 9, 2009

Love the bluetooth - some minor issues with people hearing me on the other end, but easy to use, works well, and great price

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Gwenole

Murfreesboro, TN

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Great product, especially considering the price!

March 15, 2010

I purchased this stereo mainly for the bluetooth and its hands free capabilities (I spend a lot of time in my car). Not only does this allow me to have phone conversations over the stereo, but it also allows me to play the tons of music which I have stored on my phone. Only cons are the on-board microphone whose quality some callers complain about, but just speak up and it works ok.

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Patrice

Yakima, WA

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Sony MEX-BT5100 nice concept, some issues though

February 10, 2010

I really liked the convenience of having hands free without having to fumble around for an ear piece, then finding that is not charged etc. So that alone was nice. But the person on the other end always complains they cannot hear me. I began dropping the faceplate down while on a call since the mic is behind it. That seemed to help a little, but I still had to pretty much yell at it.

The other issue is that after a couple months I could no longer hear outgoing calls using either of the phones I paired it with. The screen says "withheld" when you try to call out and there is no mention of this term in the instruction or troubleshooting section of the manual. I phoned support and they suggested trying the reset button. That did nothing. So I am packing it up and sending it in to get fixed/replaced. Of course I have to pay to ship it there. Make sure to keep every piece of packaging and the box just in case.

The face plate is VERY difficult to get on, and more so in the dark. I take it on/off every time I drive. So you would think I am a pro after 6 months but that is not the case. Half the time it goes flying onto the floor. I still struggle and curse it. I didn't even know there were face plates this hard to put on. Although this is my first stereo with a plate that drops down to put in the cd, so maybe they are all that hard.

I also wish you could make the clock font larger. The screen is huge but they make the clock too small to read if you ask me. And the glare on the screen makes it practically unreadable during the day. I turned off the background images because it was literally impossible to read the clock with it on.

One other very annoying issue was trying to send my contacts from my blackberry. I was aware that it only allows you to store 50 contacts. Ok fine I thought. I was not aware that it is not smart enough to let you select the 50 you want from the blackberry. It only lets you send the first 50 contacts. This option is supposed to be there to use a group on the Blackberry menu, but there is no way to "select" it on my blackberry. Maybe a glitch with Blackberry, I don't know. But it was really lame. So long and short is I spent over a week researching a workaround. From Outlook flag the 50 people I wanted, export ALL Outlook contacts to a csv file and save it for later, delete all outlook contacts EXCEPT the 50 I flagged, synch with my Blackberry, push to the stereo, then import the csv full contact list back into Outlook and synch again with the Blackberry. Does that seem like a lot of work? Well it is, and a little scary too, to delete all your contacts!

All in all, I still like it because of the bluetooth functionality so will continue to use it when I get it back from the manufacturer that is.

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Jay

Salinas, CA

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Sony Mex-BT5100

January 10, 2010

This is a perfect system! it allows one to simply plug in their satellite radio receiver into the rear of the unit press aux and enjoy! perfect system and loaded with features as in blue tooth for your phone built in microphone to do hands free talking, simply perfect!

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Crichton

Lockport, Ilinois

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Sony's best headunit.

June 14, 2009

Given the price it should be no surprise. The big selling point on it seems to be the built-in bluetooth capability, which works pretty good, but in my opinion the best part of the unit and what separates it from other Sonys is the EQ function.

You can get a really nice range of sound out of it with the proper tweaking, and that DSO function, something I originally didnt like, really grows on you. While it apparently "raises" the soundstage, what I noticed most was it greatly increased the maximum volume possible while removing a lot of the lower-frequency mud, creating a loud and clear output.

Look/Design gets a four because the screen feels too retro, even for Sony. There highest-end iPod model has a color screen; I see no reason why this shouldn't at the price. That joystck is great, though. No idea why they got rid of it for the newer BT5700 model.

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David

Conyers, GA

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Great Unit

June 2, 2009

I would highly recommend this unit. I've had it about six months and have been extremely pleased with the features, the ease of use and the sound quality. I also installed an HD radio unit and Ipod adapter, and couldn't be happier with how well the three units work together. If you're looking for a great value, this unit is well worth looking at.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

MEX-BT5100

UPC

027242724631

Weight

5.00lbs

Internal SKU

mexbt5100

Internal Product ID

12006

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: Sony MEX-BT5100