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Sony CDX-M10

Marine CD, MP3, WMA Receiver

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Sony CDXM20

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General Features:

  • Marine CD, MP3, WMA Receiver
  • Detachable face
  • Dot-matrix display
  • Red button lighting
  • Drip panel and a conformal coating on the circuit board
  • UV coating to resist yellowing and fading (ASTM G154)
  • 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)
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

Playback and Audio Features:

  • Playback of CD, CD-R, CD-RW, AAC, MP3, and WMA
  • SSIR-EXA tuner with 18FM/12AM presets
  • 24-Bit D/A converter
  • EQ3 (3-band parametric equalizer with seven preset tone curves)
  • BTM (Best Tuning Memory)

Expandability Options:

  • 1 Set of 2V preamp outputs (rear/subwoofer)
  • Front-panel auxiliary input: 3.5mm (headphone jack) allows connection to portable media devices such as MP3 players, etc.
  • Steering wheel remote ready: PAC SWI-PSv1 required and sold separately

Key Features:

  • Compatible with the optional RM-X114 Wireless Remote, as well as the RM-X11M Marine Commander
  • Splash proof front panel (IPX5 Compliant)
  • UV and salt resistant paint coating
  • Digital clock

Product History:

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(newest, current model)
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(previous model, replaced by Sony CDXM20)

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.
Optional (Accessory required and sold separately)
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.
1 Pair
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 -- 3-Band Parametric with 7 EQ Presets
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.

Dot-Matrix Text 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.

White
Button Color
Refers to the color of the physical buttons on the unit.
Red
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
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

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
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.

Front 3.5mm
Audio/Video Outputs
Audio/Video outputs are typically used to connect an overhead monitor to an aftermarket stereo. This is the number of A/V outputs that the item has. These outputs are usually RCA Composite cables.

RCA Composite Outputs
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.

No
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
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.
No
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.
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.
No
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.
No
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.
No
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.
No
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

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
50%
4 Star
33%
3 Star
6%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
11%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
3.9
Value
4.2
Features
4.3
Design
4.3
Usability
4.1

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Sony CDW-M10

April 4, 2012

Product stopped working after 2 months. The sound quality was awful.

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Eric

Bloomington, MN

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Great value

February 19, 2012

I was very pleased with the installation process. I had to cut an opening in the dash of my boat and the template was a life saver. I love the way it looks and sounds.

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KERRY

LACOMBE, LA

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Great features.

January 27, 2012

The EQ gives me choices for selecting the right sound for the style of music I'm listening to.

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Neal

Miles, IA

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Sony CDX-M10

January 3, 2012

I am really thankful that I purchased this affordable product. I have had no problems with it and the sound quality is great.

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Captain Don

Washington MO

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Good Buy

November 15, 2011

I purchased this for my '85 Jeep CJ I had been going through a cheap head unit every 6 months. One of the features that I found hard to find was a unit with a clock which this one has. It has worked great!!

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Jeanne

Osceola, WI

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Bad Value

October 20, 2011

This CD player was a waste of money for my boat. Can't listen to a CD as they skip badly!

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Matt

Birmingham AL

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Great Price

October 12, 2011

This is a great unit and I have not had any trouble with it. It is a good value for the product. We use the unit mostly when the boat is anchored. The ipod input on the front is a great feature. The radio picks up well and CD player does not skip.

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Don

Glendora, CA

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Great Value

September 12, 2011

Thank you. Great product. Great Service.

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Ben

Australia

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Works well

May 30, 2011

Performs as hoped it would and is good value. Good to have in my boat.

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RICHIE

ST CLOUD, FLORIDA

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GREAT PRODUCT, FANTASTIC COMPANY TO PURCHASE FROM

May 8, 2011

Second unit. 1st lasted 1yr 1 month. Sony showed no care to assist me. Bass pro would not bend its rules nor discount a little to satisfy me. I feel like I the unit was great and liked the way it operated, but just had bad luck. So I purchased it on line for a great price and have enjoyed it with no regrets. Simple to use.

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PHenry

Washington DC

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Works well on my Harley-Davidson Electra Glide

April 24, 2011

Installed on my Harley-Davidson Electra Glide. The lights are a tiny bit bright at night, but not unbearable. Sound is great, controls easy to use, very many settings that can be customized. Also, easy to view with polarized sunglasses (not all LCD's are). I rated durability as average because the website requires a value and I haven't had it in long enough to comment.

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Kenny

Wichita, KS

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January 13, 2011

I bought this stereo and installed it in the fairing of my motorcycle. The first thing I found was that the instruction book was poorly written and it took me a while to figure out how to turn off the "Demo" function, which scrolls all the features of the unit across the display continuously. I assume this is a feature dealers use when displaying the unit in stores. The next thing I found was that the CD player skips like a madman whenever the bike is being ridden. With "eight times oversampling" I would have thought this would not have been a problem. Wrong. I use the FM and I plug my IPod into it and play from there, but the CD player was a bust for my application.

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Mike S.

South Lyon, MI

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Excellent choice!!

December 5, 2010

Bought this stereo for my 21 Ft. boat and the sound was way better than expected! This thing really puts out the power with nice, clean bass. A lot of bang for the buck! I would definitely recommend it, especially since it is so much cheaper than the high end models.

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Daniel

Canada

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Worth the Price

November 25, 2010

I purchased this stereo for my Pontoon boat this spring. Radio works well, and I love the Aux Jack, in fact that's why I bought it. It works perfectly for plugging in my MP3 Player (Any Model) not just iCrap...and yes you can plug that in too. I would recommend this product, however if your like me and your boat isn't always covered, purchase the protective cover or the contacts will corrode.

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Don

Lakeland Fl.

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Great Radio

November 17, 2010

I purchased this marine radio to install it into my Harley motorcycle. It looks better than the original radio installed. It has more features and provides a nicer look also. I really like the marine grade construction, due to being in a motorcycle in a florida environment.

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Barry Brooks

Signal Mountain, TN

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Nice Product

November 5, 2010

Great features, good sound, dependable.

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Jim

Atlanta, GA

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Marine Stereo

December 13, 2009

Works well - easy install - recommended purchase if it fits your needs and price range.

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pohlmacs

Tempe, AZ

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Intalls and works great

April 16, 2009

PROS: Fairly easy to install (we needed to fabricate a special mount for my particular Reinell boat that did not have a radio slot). The inverted LCD display is easy to see. CONS: Wish it had an adjustable color display and faceplate. Some menu selections take time to understand and set properly the first times you use it.

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Accessory Tools and Products

Accessories added

Sony RMX60M Marine Remote

Marine remote control commander with easy to push buttons and 16.5 ft. extension cable

Your Price $99.95

White Splash Guard

Universal protective marine head unit cover to protect your radio from the harsh marine environment.

Your Price $34.95

Car Stereo Installation Tool Kit

Includes Test Light, Crimp/Splice Tool, Multi-bit Screwdriver and more.

Your Price $12.99

18 Butt Connectors, 2 Ring Terminals, and Zip Ties

Great for connecting your car stereo wires to the harness.

Your Price $4.99

Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

CDX-M10

UPC

027242718746

Weight

4.00lbs

Internal SKU

cdxm10

Internal Product ID

14255

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 CDX-M10