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Sony XA-120IP

iPod interface adapter for Select 2005 - Newer Sony Head Units

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If you have a Sony head unit made in 2005 or later with a Sony BUS connection, then you are in luck. Now you have a low cost, high quality option for connecting your iPod to the unit. The XA-120IP by Sony simply acts as a middle-man between your iPod and your head unit. Now enjoy all the music from your iPod in your car!

Product Features:

  • iPod Interface adapter
  • Developed for select 2005 and newer Sony head units with a Sony BUS connection
  • Controls iPod from the car audio through Sony BUS
  • Display music information on the car audio unit
  • Can scroll up to 24 characters
  • Charges your iPod while it is connected
  • Plug and play
  • Will not charge the iPhone 3G, iPod nano 4th generation and the iPod touch 2nd generation without the Scosche PassPORT
  • Power requirement: DC 12V and a negative ground
  • Dimensions: 3-3/4"L x 3"W x 1-3/16"H
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty
Product Features:

Product History:

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Adapter Specifications

iPod Car Adapter Type
These are the types of stereos that the iPod connection cable will be compatible with. Some are designed to work with factory/OEM radios, while others are for use with aftermarket stereos.
Aftermarket Stereos
Compatible Brands
This is the manufacturer(s) that the item is compatible with. Unless it is universal, usually the item will only be compatible with the same manufacturer.

For example, a JVC Bluetooth adapter will only work with JVC units. A Pioneer iPod adapter will only work with Pioneer head units.

Sony
Provides a Charge
This means that the cable will provide a charge to the iPod or iPhone while it is connected. On some cables that provide a charge, a power and ground connection will be required.
Yes
Allows Audio Playback
This means that the connection cable will allow audio to be transferred from the iPod to the head unit.
Yes
Allows Video Playback
This means that the connection cable will allow video to be transferred from the iPod to the head unit.
No
Cable Connection Port
This is how the cable connects to the aftermarket receiver. Some units use a USB connection, while other use the manufacturer specific port.
BUS and RCA Audio Composite Cables
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.

3G iPod (10, 15, 20, 30 & 40GB)
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)

Charging Adapters

iPod Charging Adapter Required
Some Apple iPods require a charging adapter be used for the unit to fully function with the iPod.

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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
32%
4 Star
58%
3 Star
11%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

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4.7
Value
4.6
Features
4.1
Design
4.3
Usability
4.5

Rob

CA

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Works great with iPod Classic

May 1, 2011

This interface was easy to install and worked the first time I tried it. It does not seem to allow you to switch between artists or playlists, but it does let you go forward and back within a set of songs and fast forward / back within a song. Another drawback is that you are in a Sony interface (not iPod) so it's harder to read song and artist names on the iPod display. But hey, for the price I am satisfied.

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Tajohns

York, PA

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Works ok.

March 23, 2011

I use this with a Sony CDX-GT520 and it works good and charges my iPod. What I don't like is that it is very bulky and I had a hard time finding a place to put it, and it has a lot of cables. But it has good features so it is worth it, and once it is hooked up and the unit is hidden away it doesn't matter. I have 3 of them, one in my car, my truck and my sister's car.

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Rink

Frisco, TX

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works great

January 11, 2011

easy to install, but it doesn't charge the ipod

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benjamin

Canada

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great

October 15, 2010

i use it with Sony CDX-GT340 works very well

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tessa

pittsfield ma

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love my ipod

July 20, 2010

This was a wonderful buy. My iPod sounds wonderful. It was easy to hook up. The only thing I decided I Dont like about it is that it doesn't charge my ipod. I tend to forget to unhook my ipod and bring it in to charge and find myself disappointed when the battery is dead. as a whole, no complaints. great product! NOTE BY ADMIN: As our website indicates, the unit is not going to charge the iPhone 3G, iPod nano 4th generation and the iPod touch 2nd generation without the Scosche PassPORT adapter. Here is the link: http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_16295_Scosche+passPORT+-+Charging+Adapter+for+iPod+touch+2G%2C+iPod+nano+4G%2C+iPhone+3G.html

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Lukas

Muncie, IN

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Very Satisfied

March 21, 2010

Easy to install and use. Better sound quality than CDs.

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Anesti

Bayonne, NJ

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Very good deal!

January 6, 2010

I own one of those and I'm pretty happy with it. The only problem is that every time I connect the same ipod, have to re-save all my settings.

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JR

Green bay wi

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awsome product

December 1, 2009

this product works great, it hooked rite up and i haven't had any problems with it

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Wesley

Oxford, MS

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good product

October 22, 2009

It's very simple to hook up and i like it but i got it because it was the newer product but it doesn't support my Ipod nano. i cant remember the generation but i've had my ipod since last christmas so its not that new and it says its unsupported for charging. thats okay though it still plays and functions right.

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DE

Merced, Ca

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I Pod User**

October 1, 2009

I would recommend this product if you enjoy using your IPod thru your radio deck. Very easy to hook up1

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Joe

Fort Worth

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Not bad for the price

September 29, 2009

I use it on my boat and 2nd Gen. iphone. Works great for the price. But not made to get wet.

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Captain

Richmond, CA

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No Problems

September 3, 2009

We have used it in our boat and it works great.

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John

Athens, GA

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Great product

June 30, 2009

This product does exactly what it's supposed to. Charges your iPod while providing great sound quality. The only disadvantage I see is that you are not able to control or use the iPod's interface while this adapter is plugged in. You must go direcyly through your head unit.

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brian

cranston, RI

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Great for the money!!!

June 14, 2009

Easy to plug in and hook. Worked right away with my 5th gen iPod. Charging with my wife's 4th gen Nano was not supported.

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Garry

Austria

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XA-120lP review

May 27, 2009

As far as I know this unit is the best one out there for the Sony MEX-BT5100. So far I have not had any problems with it. It does what it was designed to do.

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Chricton

Lockport, Illinois

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Only as powerful as Sony headunits allow it to be...

May 18, 2009

One of the major things that holds this unit back is the fact that most sony headunits only have one line of display, therefore meaning this device was designed with that in mind. Even my MEX-BT5100, with three lines of display, will only output one line from this device as that is how much every other Sony headunit can handle. The biggest drawback is the fact that it locks out your iPod from manual control; you HAVE to control it from the headunit. I had this thing plugged in for about 10 minutes before removing it. Sound quality comming from it was probably better than AUX, but the control hassel isn't worth it.

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4ksfrs

Punta Gorda, Florida

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Not a bad deal

April 13, 2009

The Ipod interface was alright except it not able to charge the Ipod hence every couplpe of days you have to take it into the house and connect to the Pc to charge it -sucks if you're planning to go on a long trip.

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Brett

Canby, MN

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Great Buy

December 5, 2008

Now upgraded from the XA-110ip connector and like it much better. They have fixed most of the major bugs that were in the 110. Now has a "resume" option which will play in the same order that your Ipod would play if you had not plugged that adapter in. I own a second gen. ipod touch and unfortunately it doesn't charge it but plays well. No static, just clear sound. Would strongly recommend over the XA-110ip.

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Gregg

Cincinnati, OH

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Does its job

October 2, 2008

This product does its job by connecting your ipod to the HU. The quality is much better than using the axilliary cable but the controls to control your ipod from the HU are very clumsy, but thats the HU's problem and not the cable. Overall well worth the money

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

XA-120IP

UPC

027242725713

Weight

1.00lb

Internal SKU

xa120ip

Internal Product ID

14933

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

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Product Name: Sony XA-120IP