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Dual XD1222

In-Dash AM/FM CD Player with Front Panel Aux Input and USB Charging Port

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General Features:

  • In-dash AM/FM, CD player
  • Detachable face
  • Blue/black dot matrix type liquid crystal display
  • Blue button lighting
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • Power Output:
    • Peak: 52 watts x 4 channels
    • RMS: 17 watts x 4 channels
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

Playback and Audio Features:

  • Playback of CD, CD-R, CD-RW
  • Tuner with 18FM/12AM presets
  • 3-band parametric equalizer with 3 preset tone curves
  • Electronic volume, bass, treble, balance, fader
  • Loudness
  • Mute
  • Anti-shock mechanism
  • 1 Bit D/A converter
  • 8x Oversampling
  • Last position memory

Expandability Options:

  • 1 Set of 2V preamp outputs (rear)
  • Front-panel auxiliary inputs: 3.5mm (headphone jack) allows connection to portable media devices such as MP3 players, etc.
  • Front-panel USB port is for charging only

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.
No
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.
No
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.
3-Band EQ with 3 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.

Blue
Button Color
Refers to the color of the physical buttons on the unit.
Blue
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.
No
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.
No
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

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.
Front
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

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
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.

No
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

Smartphone Integration

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

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
46%
4 Star
33%
3 Star
13%
2 Star
8%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.0
Value
4.6
Features
3.7
Design
4.0
Usability
4.6

toprdf

Brentwood, NY

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Great Value for the Buck !

December 1, 2011

I purchased this stereo for someone who wanted an affordable yet overall quality product to install in there VW. Lets just say excellent product.

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Jack

Canada

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very good

October 26, 2011

Works well for the price.

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Ralphy

Tucson, AZ

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ok deck

July 12, 2011

It was a great value, got it for my dad so brand names didnt matter, this got the job done and looked cool

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Austin

Cottage GroveCottage Grove, MN

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Decent at best.

May 19, 2011

The head unit looks cool but dont even think about using the CD player because it skips on every bump (even one you dont know you hit) the Aux port and USB charger are the only positives.

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Charles

Albany, NY

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Quite swell!

May 18, 2011

I mainly bought this because I had 3 criteria for a HU I wanted: iPod connection that charged and connected through the rear of the HU; had green lights to match dash lighting, was relative cheap. And to my delight so far, everything has gone swell! There are a few exceptions, it sometimes randomly turns off while Im pushing buttons, but I think thats because the face plate might not be totally secured. Also I think it leaves my iPod on even when the car/radio is off, so the battery goes dead after sitting for a while which isnt a problem since my iPod is dedicated to staying in the car. But other then that for the price, the iPod functionality and being able to scroll through the iPods playlist with ease, it did every thing I expected it to!

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guzin

hewlett, NY

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Great Stereo for an economical price

April 21, 2011

I didn't want something too expensive and fancy. I just wanted a car stereo that would get the job done and was easy to install. I purchased the kit along with the stereo and it was extremely easy for me (a female who has never installed a car stereo in her life) to install. It does not have an extensive equalizer, but you have your basic treble, bass, balance, and fade options. It's easy to switch from aux, CD, to FM/AM radio and that's all I needed. I would definitely recommend this produce for someone that is simply looking for something that works well. I am pleased.

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Max

NewportNews, VA

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Junk

April 18, 2011

I wouldn't recommend this product to anybody. It worked fine for about a month an a half but now its terrible. My cd's skipped over every bump and I got used to it but the radio would work for a day or so and then I'd have to unplug all of the wires and then reset all the stations and that was a pain. My MP3 player even skips on the road which is wired as mess. I suggest you to look into a more durable head unit.

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RR

Canada

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Pretty Good Value

April 17, 2011

I've owned this unit for about 4 months. Very low price, easy to use, sound quality is fine. No durability issues. The volume dial feels cheap. The blue screen is bright during night driving. Distracting.

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javi

Yuma, AZ

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Great product.

March 31, 2011

I recommend this product because it worked very good in my car, I love to listen to music and with this Dual XD1222 I can enjoy my favorite songs and it is really easy to use. I have no problems with this product it is great.

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spuds

luxemburg, WI

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alright for the price

February 16, 2011

For a cheap head unit its good if your on a budget. if your using it just for the radio it'll work great, but for cd's it'll skip if you hit a lot of bumps if your looking at this one, I would recommend looking into a little nicer head unit

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jay

garland texas

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junk

January 17, 2011

This head unit is junk. If ur runnin high end subs besta forget about quality. it skips over small bumps and when its cold outside u can bett that ur cds wont play well at alll.

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Desi

Carpentersville, Illinois

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Damn Good

January 16, 2011

I have had this head unit for a while now and I can't be happier with this product. All the functions work well and without a hitch. I have it in my 94 Grand Am GT connecting to my amp powering two 12 inch Pioneer subs. This is a FANTASTIC product for the price. The only problem I ever have is the cd player skips sometimes when driving over bumps or when it is really cold out but it still works great. the usb and aux are a great feature. Totally recommend this product.

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John

western , Maryland

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Great Radio Combo!!

December 23, 2010

What a value! Installation was a snap! I installed two of these. One in my pick-up and another for a widow who had purchased a new car without radio. She was very pleased as I. I will recommend to friends and return for future purchases!

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robert

Los AngelesLos angeles, CA

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Great

December 21, 2010

Very good product.

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Eugene

Fresno, CA

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my radio

November 15, 2010

I was looking for a good radio with cd and Mp3 player. I ordered this one at a good price and it works great, the accessories connected just like factory Thanks , Good products

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alvaro

san bernardino, CA

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Great Product!

October 14, 2010

This stereo came out to be actually pretty good for the price that I paid. I've had this stereo for a couple months now and I gotta say I don't regret getting it. I mean there is other stereos out there that are way better but for this price. sweeet

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Beau

Ashland City, TN

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Great Budget Cd stereo

September 20, 2010

This Dual surprised me with the amount of RMS power it drove my coaxial. Better than I expected for the price. The front panel auxiliary input is very handy for my MP3 player. The detachable face is a good way to prevent theft of this unit. I'm happy with it so far!

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Tom

Lindsborg, KS

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Dual XD1222 review

August 23, 2010

This was a decent stereo for the price. I had no real trouble with it. It seems durable for being installed in a semi truck where there is a lot of shaking and vibration. So far it has withstood it. I would recommend it for those on a budget, but not for anyone looking to have a real high quality system. But for the price, I'm very satisfied. The aux input and usb charger is also nice.

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Dennis

Hedgesville, WV

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good deal!

May 3, 2010

The unit sounds good and front inputs very handy.

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GEDDES

Manchester, CT

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Great Value

April 18, 2010

Installation instructions were easy to follow. Work great.

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Accessory Tools and Products

Accessories added

Monster Cable MPC CLNKIT-SM CN

2 Bottles of LCD Screen Clean with Cleaning Cloth

Your Price $2.99

Scosche TK12 Car Stereo Installation Kit

Includes panel removal tool, wire cutter/stripper, test light, RCA cable runner, screwdriver, and more!

Your Price $12.99

9-Piece Durable Nylon Plastic Pry & Chisel Tool Set

Helps with car stereo installation for use with dash and trim.

Your Price $14.99

18 Butt Connectors, 2 Ring Terminals, and Zip Ties

Great for connecting your car stereo wires to the harness.

Your Price $4.99

SoundKase DFC1X

Soft-Sided Nylon Receiver Faceplate Case

Your Price $5.99

Scosche SPL Meter

Monitor the noise level of your new car audio system with this SPL meter measuring from 60-135 dB.

Your Price $21.99

AutoSound 2000 CD-104

Audiophile reference series test disc for evaluation of all audio components.

Your Price $11.99

AutoSound 2000 CD-102

High frequency test CD specifically designed for the set-up and evaluation of sound system imaging and placement.

Your Price $11.99

Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

XD1222

UPC

827204102220

Weight

4.00lbs

Internal SKU

xd1222

Internal Product ID

15820

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: Dual XD1222