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Sony CDX-GT700HD

In-Dash CD, MP3, WMA, AAC, AM/FM Digital Receiver w/ Built-in HD Radio, Front Panel USB/iPod and Aux-in

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General Features:

  • In-dash AM/FM, CD, MP3, AAC, WMA player with Remote
  • Built-in HD Radio Tuner allows the reception of high quality HD Radio signals for clean and clear reception with no subscription fee or additional tuner purchase required
  • Flip-down, detachable face
  • White LCD text display
  • Wireless remote control included
  • Switchable blue and green 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)
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

Playback and Audio Features:

  • Playback of CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, AAC, and WMA
  • HD Radio tuner with 18FM/6AM presets
  • Dynamic Soundstage Organizer for enhanced audio
  • EQ3 Stage 2: 3-band parametric equalizer with 7 tone curves (6 presets and 1 custom)
  • 24-bit Digital-to-analog converter for higher quality sound
  • New Sony sound processor for less distortion
  • S-MOSFET IC for smooth signal transmission
  • Large capacitors for deep bass
  • On-board low-pass and high-pass filters
  • Adjustable loudness settings
  • Quick-BrowZer searches and selects songs by category (artist, album, genre, playlist, etc.)
  • Zappin feature plays music in 6, 9, or 30 second clips, so you can find the song you're looking for fast
  • 2-Way iPod control allows passengers to control the iPod directly from the iPod

Expandability Options:

  • 3 Sets of 2V preamp outputs (front, rear and subwoofer)
  • HD Radio Built-in: Integrated HD Radio tuner for the reception of high definition digital radio signals
  • SIRIUS Satellite Radio Ready: SIRIUS Satellite Package and subscription required and sold separately
  • iPod and iPhone Ready: Sony RC-100IP recommended, however a Standard USB-to-iPod Cable is compatible
  • 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 or the Axxess ASWC required and sold separately
  • 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 5 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 Stage 2 (3-band parametric equalizer with 7 tone curves)
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.

LCD 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.
Blue and Green
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.
6
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
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.

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
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.

Front 3.5mm

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.
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
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 (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.
Yes (Built-In/Included HD Radio Tuner)
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
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
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.
Yes (via iPod USB Cable or Accessory Cable Below)
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.
No
iPod Charging Adapter Required
Some Apple iPods require a charging adapter be used for the unit to fully function with the iPod.
No
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.

5G iPod Video (30, 60, & 80GB)
iPod Classic (120GB)
iPod Classic (80 &160GB)
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 Nano 5th Generation (8 & 16GB)
iPod Touch 1st Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
iPod Touch 2nd Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
iPhone
iPhone 3G
iPhone 3GS
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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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
67%
4 Star
25%
3 Star
6%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
3%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.6
Value
4.7
Features
4.7
Design
4.7
Usability
4.3
Mark

West Jordan, Ut

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Great stereo overall

March 2, 2013

I'd say a great car stereo. I installed it in my 2006 Harley Street Glide. I rode last night for the first time and to be honest the CD player isn't worth a crap on a motorcycle. It skips constantly. It has the usb port so an external player should be better although I haven't tried it yet. If I had to do it over again I would go with Sony's marine player that has the ipod tray and forget about CDs.

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E-dub

Bountiful Utah

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GREAT!!!

December 18, 2010

This is a great deck. Some of the features on this deck are on models twice its price. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a great cheap deck.

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Michael

Saginaw, MI

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Great Sound

May 4, 2011

I have 4 of these receivers in our 4 vehicles. I love them. I researched and have tried some Pioneer receiviers. This Sony model has the best reception for rual areas. You won't be disappointed.

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Mr.Audio

saint charles, MO

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Pro Installer

June 11, 2012

This deck was installed into a 2003 kia Sonata. The radio is great looks sharp the menu set up is a little difficult. This deck sounded great and has good FM reception, also worked perfict with the iPhone. Perfect for a factory upgrade.

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roger

Lincoln Ne

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sony

October 20, 2011

Awesome CD player works just like it said and all the features.

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RL

Harrodsburg, KY

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Get the goods

January 9, 2011

All the requirments for your listening pleasure in one unit. USB and a line in on the face. HD radio if you live in a strong area.
I installed the unit in a boat where you can spend hours with audio of all kinds and it makes a pretty versitile base of opperations. With the wired remotes, I used two, it can be located inside away from the enimies of electronics. All for little cash so what not to like, except maybe the sensativity of the radio.

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Will

Alexandria, VA

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One Great Deck

August 17, 2010

I purchased this deck for my 2006 Nissan Pathfinder. It worked great. Easy to install. Just had to splice and connect the same color wires together. I couldn't keep this deck because my car has a factory DVD player installed in it. This unit was not compatible with it and would not play the audio from the already installed DVD player. Further, this unit has a front USB slot. It did not work with my iPod to select songs from the deck. You have to play from your iPod to get it to work. I really wanted to control playback from the deck. Thus, I was sorry to return the product. I really wanted to keep it. It was sleek and it has built-in HD radio. I really enjoyed the quality of the audio when it was working in my car. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a really nice deck with USB capability.

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Joel

Covina, CA

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Best HD Radio for the $$$

March 24, 2013

I needed to replace the factory Head Unit in my wife's SUV with a double din, but this is a single DIN. The factory unit was toast and I wanted iPod conectivity and HD Radio. Going from analog radio to HD radio is like listenting to a cassette tape then CD. My only Con is it is a pain to find a specific song on your iPod, because it gives up controls to the head unit. Too bad this is the only unit that Sony currently makes with HD Radio built in. This will eventually be re-installed in my 93 4Runner that has a 10-disc changer which this can control. Hopefully Sony will make a double DIN head unit with HD Radio built-in sometime in the future.

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Andrew

orem, UT

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Sony Deck User for 11 Years

March 23, 2013

This is my forth sony deck. Ive never had a problem other than the 2 that were stolen from me. My last deck I used for 5 years replaced a fuse once and it still works great I just wanted 6 rca pre amp outs and hd radio is cool. My favorite thing is LPF and HPF from the deck

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JOHN

EDGEWATER, FL

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Great buy for the money

September 10, 2011

This deck works great! Plenty of wattage for the money. I have a 4dr dodge ram and it powers my aftermarket sony 4 door speakers with ease with no distortion. Paired with my kicker 10"s it really makes a clear, complete system for the money. 1 minor problem is scrolling while driving when hooked up to ipod. A little complicated to find a particular song and takes my eyes off the road for too long.

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Eric

Commerce Twp., MI

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Nice Head Unit

July 16, 2010

I was looking around for a long time before I came across this head unit. I needed the 3 preamp outputs to hook up my amplifiers. Let's get straight to the facts...it looks beautiful, the HD radio is awesome but it skips every once in a while, the iPod control is cool, and it is an all around good product from Sony. It is a bit confusing though since you have to sift through a bunch of menus in order to do something.

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allan

sacramento ca

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good deal

June 4, 2010

i like this stereo the hd is working just fine the sound is good from low to hi end if you are looking for a stereo i would get this one.

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Pi3832

Reserve, LA

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Great value for digital FM

July 12, 2011

I bought this to replace a Kenwood deck that was flaking out on me. (It was a refurb that I failed to get warranty service on in the shorter warranty period.)

I'm quite impressed with this Sony deck. It has plenty of power to drive my main speakers, with a separate amp to power a sub. Good clarity--in fact, switching to this head unit eliminated the harsh highs I was getting from the rear Polk two-ways.

The controls are easy to use, even when driving down the crappy, bumpy roads in the River Parishes of Louisiana. The digital FM tuner works well, too bad there's so few digital stations around here! Oh well, at least I get NPR crystal-clear.

The on-board high- and low-pass filters also make setting up a sub-woofer a lot easier. I just leave the amp's x-over set as high as it will go, and let this Sony head unit filter the lows from the main speakers and send them to the sub. Instant seamless transition!

The USB jack is really convenient too. I can just copy a bunch of MP3s onto a flash drive and pop it into the deck and start playing. I only wish the thing could play FLAC or some other lossless format.

If you live someplace that has some good digital FM stations, I highly recommend this head unit. You won't find anything in this price range that is as easy to use and puts out as much clean sound.

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Miller

New Market, IA

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Sounds great

January 11, 2013

Sounds great on stock speakers but radio reception was horrible. I would recommend if you were using your ipod or cds but not if you listen to the radio a lot.

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Castro

salinas, Ca

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Excellent Deck

April 2, 2011

I purchased this deck for my dodge ram as the final peace for my system. This unit has it all. Aux, USB that functions with my iPhone and a ton of other features, it's actually to many features that require time to get used to, but well worth it. I would say for the price it cannot be beat. Good sound, quality and aesthetics not to mention installation was a breeze with the entire install kit provided by SonicElectronix. Buy and install, you will not be dissapointes with this Sony product.

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moises

abingdon, MD

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great stereo

October 10, 2010

I buy this radio two times because is a good product

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Thomas

Pasadena, MD

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good head unit

October 8, 2010

i upgraded from the sony 640ui model to this for the HD,i love it

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juan villafane

los angeles, ca

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The best sony stereo so far and cheap!

January 17, 2014

I had this stereo car for 1 year and my car got stolen once I found it I decided to buy this car stereo once again as simply its awesome it lets you custumize you music the way you want in the sound is really really clear

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ROCKHEAD123

Pittsburgh, PA

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Bell and whistle, but no Bluetooth "what up with that".

January 12, 2013

Sony GT700HD sounds good as most new head units do. The HD Radio is what sold me. Detachable face is great,3 pair of outputs was key for my kappa 5 channel amp. The pre amp output, 2 volts little weak so I put a relay on it. Takes a little time to learn to navigate the little buttons even when you do, I don't think it is so user friendly, The way Sony set up the bright BLUE and green button and the what looks like an old school white display, does not go together. If Sony put Bluetooth on this head unit they would have had a winner!

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Eric

Tempe, AZ

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Awesome head unit for the price.

August 30, 2012

I first ordered a Pioneer DEH33HD from SonicElectronix and the unit died within 6 months. I sent the unit back per the warranty and picked up this Sony. I'm very happy with this unit and the price was the same. Built in HD radio, Ipod controls and amazing sound quality. I honestly didnt think there would be much of a sound quality difference between two head units that both cost the same but this one sounded much better. It pushes my speakers and the clarity is excellent. I'm very happy with this purchase. It's very easy to use and looks great and I love the remote control as well.

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Capnron

Orange Beach, Al.

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Why not have it all

February 22, 2012

Very nice unit, controls are a little clunky, the remote is handy, I use 2 wired and the included wireless remote. I have purchased 3 of these and may add one more for the new boat.

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Jonathan

Charlotte, NC

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Not bad for a new stereo

December 18, 2011

Good Sony product, the only issues I've had have been loose connections with the metal over bumps and such, making the screen go black, as well as an inability to transfer my tagged titles to a flash drive or to my iPod.

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FX

riverside , CA

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Great quality few complaints

December 4, 2011

This is a good headunit if you live in a metro area with HD stations. If you live farther from the downtown areas you may be best off not investing in a HD deck.

Pros: Good quality, usb jack, HD, easy to use, easy to read LCD, decent power output.

Cons: LED blue too bright at night, ot dimmable, must switch to green led mode to avoid brightness.

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Sean

Miami, FL

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Great value for the money

November 1, 2011

Pros-Great overall head unit for the money. Cons-None. Unit worked great and install was a breeze. Great for factory replacement. HD radio sounds amazing plus HD-2 channels provide more channel options and commercial free music, at least in the South Florida area. Ipod/phone interface through usb was "turn key" plus it also charges device. Comes with ample power for typical 4 speaker system plus outputs for amp. Like that it has preset "1-6" buttons as opposed to scanning through presets to get to desired one. Only thing that would make this unit perfect for me would have been built in bluetooth.

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ken

Brook Park, OH

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Sony Car Radio

September 12, 2011

Works great!

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Peter

Houston, TX

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Has everything I needed butÖ..

August 18, 2011

This stereo fit the bill for my install. Easy to use, has HD radio and iPod connectivity both built in, front/rear/sub outputs. My only problem is the EQ, fade, mid/low/high, and sub out are accessed by pressing the volume knob. I have on a few occasions tried to quickly turn the volume up or down and accidently ended up just fading the speakers to one side or changed my EQ setting. Not a big deal but could easily been avoided by using an additional button or required the volume to be held down for couple seconds. Overall itís a good unit in its price bracket.

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William

Oxford, MS

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Excellent stereo!

June 17, 2011

I purchased this stereo for my old car which is now my brother's about 6 months ago and it works great! It takes some time to figure out how everything works but it's easy after using it for awhile. Worth every penny I paid for it!

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Vasquelli

Cumming, GA

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Great Little Stereo

May 26, 2011

I received this radio for Christmas last year and only have good things to say about it after 5 months of constant use. It has lots of settings to configure your music exactly how you like it. The RCA sub outs are a plus. The only negative thing I have experienced thus far is that the display is hard to read in full sunlight. I have it mounted in a 2004 F-150 and coupled with an electronic crossover, 3 amps, and a Kicker sub, this little stereo sounds like a million bucks. It has all the features you could ever want. I especially like the USB port. It charges my iPhone as well as plays the music from it. I also have XM radio hooked up to the AUX port. The HD radio sounds very clean. You can't beat the price for all you get!

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B

Leland, NC

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Works great!

February 14, 2013

Serves as a replacement for an older Sony. Upgrades are nice, remote, Music player connection great.

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Buc Nasty

Macomb, MI

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Solid

October 16, 2011

I have had this in my ride for a 1 1/2 years and still love it. The HD works great. The Sony name for mobile electronics may not carry the same appeal as an Alpine, but I would take this unit over a Pioneer, Kenwood, or JVC any day of the week. Low end Sony is a different story, but when you get higher up into their head units, they are solid. I almost bought this again for my winter ride, but opted for the Alpine 123 for the Pandora feature.

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Kenneth

Metairie, LA

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Love it.

March 28, 2011

I love this stereo, I went in to Best Buy to compare different brands and I liked this stereo over same price and more expensive JVC, Pioneer, and Kenwood units. I can't speak to the sound quality compared to these other brands but the Sony sounds fine in my car with stock speakers. I read on the internet that the "skipping" when the unit switches from FM to HD radio is the stations fault. They are supposed to account for the delay in their broadcasts but not all stations do. The stations I listen to do account for that so there is no skipping when it "finds" the HD station.

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Easy to use
Memory starts back where you left off listening to music on the flash drive.
Good functionality

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only 6 memory presets for the radio per channel (FM1, FM2, FM3, AM1, AM2)
buttons are a little small

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Mark

Cumming, GA

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Great Little Unit

December 28, 2010

I bought this unit after seeing some good things about it on the internet. I installed it in less than an hour with the helpful kit that Sonic Electronix sent with it. The radio has an amazing array of features and sound settings. I used the 3.5 aux input for my satellite radio and it works like a charm. I'm very impressed for this unit at a price that was pretty awesome to boot! I have this radio feeding 3 amps and it raises the roof!! The USB feature is quite nice. Fill up a USB device and listen all day!

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Bobbie

Perry, OH

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Met Expectations

May 31, 2012

Researched many car stereos and websites and found Sonic to be a great value. The stereo has met and even exceeded expectations.

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matthew

West Columbia, SC

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so many features

April 16, 2012

I can not find a head unit that gives you more control over your sound, i just wish it had an sd card reader.

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Kyle

Grand Rapids, MI

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Not Worth the money.

January 14, 2011

The deck has some annoying features. If you select the volume button to adjust the settings you must go all the way through it to get back to the main menu. This is particularly frustrating if you accidentally select it. All the other decks I have owned automatically go back to the main menu after 2-3 seconds without use. Also, every time you shut off your car it has an annoying 9 beeps. For a while it kept playing my ipod in alphabetical order and not allow me to go through it. Eventually it worked again after a week. But again, annoying.

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mulaca man

haverhill MA

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waste of money

June 1, 2010

The built in hd aspect doesn't work. The unit looses reception (cuts out) when listening to hd stations. Most radio stations are converting to hd. So if you want to listen to the radio, you're out of luck.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

CDX-GT700HD

UPC

027242778566

Weight

4.00lbs

Internal SKU

cdxgt700hd

Internal Product ID

23318

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-GT700HD