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Sony DSX-S310BTX

Single Din Car Stereo w/ 4-Line Text Display, Pandora Control and A2DP Bluetooth

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Built For the iPod

This beautiful DSX Series stereo features a Full-DOT 4-line text display that shows playback information such as artist, song, and many other details. The Built-in Bluetooth allows you to stream your iPod or Pandora Radio directly to your stereo with the device wirelessly in your pocket. You will have the ability to select between blue and red button lighting to best match the interior color of your vehicle. The EQ7 7-band equalizer gives you full control over your sound, and the time alignment adjustment adds even more depth to your music. 3 sets of 4 volt RCA outputs allow you to add additional amplifiers into your system if necessary with ease. Being CEA compliant, this stereo produces 17 watts RMS and 52 watts peak of clean power to your speakers. Look no further, because the Sony DSX-S310X is the perfect solution for playing any Apple device.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

General Features:

  • Sony DSX-S310BTX In-dash Receiver
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Full-Speed Pandora control from your iPhone
  • Built-in "Tune Tray" stores your Apple device for music playback
  • Flip-down, detachable face
  • Full-DOT 4-line text display
  • Remote control included
  • Switchable blue and red button lighting
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • Power Output:
    • Peak: 52 watts x 4 channels
    • RMS: 17 watts x 4 channels
  • MP3 ID3 Tag Display (Title/Artist/Album)
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Playback and Audio Features:

  • MP3/AAC/WMA Playback
  • 18FM/12AM presets
  • Digital Music Plus Soundstage Organizer with 12 Tone Analysis
    • Sorts music into categories: Happy, Mellow, Up-tempo, Calm, Rock, Ballad, etc.
  • EQ7 7-band parametric equalizer with 7 selectable tone curves (6 Preset, 1 User)
  • Time alignment listening position will delay the sound output from each speaker to suit your position and simulate a natural sound field

Expandability Options:

  • 3 Sets of 4V preamp outputs (front, rear and subwoofer)
  • HD Radio Ready: tuner and antenna required and sold separately
  • SIRIUS Satellite Radio Ready: SIRIUS Radio Package
  • iPod and iPhone Ready: Standard USB-to-iPod Cable compatible
  • Front-panel and Inside USB input
  • Steering wheel remote ready: PAC SWI-PSv1 or the Axxess ASWC required and sold separately

Bluetooth Features:

  • Bluetooth version 2.1 +EDR certified
  • Supports SMS message notifications and A2DP audio streaming
  • Works with most Bluetooth enabled cell phones
  • Includes an external microphone for clear convenient talking

Product History:

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(previous model, replaced by Sony DSX-S310BTX)

In-Dash Receiver Specifications

Receiver Size

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

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

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

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

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

Single DIN
Faceplate Security

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

52 watts x 4 channels
RMS Power Output
The amount of continuous power, measured in watts, that an amplifier produces is called RMS power. The higher the RMS rating, the louder and cleaner your music sounds. The RMS output figure is much more accurate than the peak rating when comparing products.
17 watts x 4 channels
Preamp RCA Outputs
RCA outputs, commonly known as preamp outputs, allow you to connect one or sometimes multiple external amplifiers. An in-dash receiver will commonly have one, two or three sets of RCA outputs that can be used to connect external amplifiers and other components. One pair of RCA outputs will typically provide a full range signal that can be used for most subwoofer or speaker amplifiers. Two pairs of RCA outputs can typically be configured as four full range signals, or also as two full range and two subwoofer signals. Three sets of RCA outputs will almost always produce four speaker signals and two subwoofer signals for use with multiple amplifiers.
3 Pairs (Front, Rear, and Subwoofer)
Dedicated Subwoofer Preamp RCA Output
A dedicated output that has a built-in low-pass crossover for specific connection to a subwoofer amplifier that powers a low frequency driver, typically a subwoofer.
Yes
Preamp Voltage
The preamp output rating is measured in volts (V). The higher the rating, the stronger the signal. This results in less unwanted noise being picked up.
4 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.
EQ7 7-band parametric equalizer with 7 selectable tone curves (6 Preset, 1 User)
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.

Multiple Colors
Button Color
Refers to the color of the physical buttons on the unit.
Blue or Red
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.
No
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.

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.
Yes
Number of Front USB Inputs
1
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.

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
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.
iPhone (iOS)
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 or XM (Accessory required and sold separately)
HD Radio
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver is capable of receiving high-definition digital HD Radio broadcasts by either a built-in HD Radio tuner, or more commonly with the purchase of an optional HD Radio tuner box. Receivers which are HD Radio Ready generally require an additional purchase of a separate tuner.
Optional
Bluetooth Connectivity
This feature refers to whether or not the head unit is able to connect to a hands-free Bluetooth device. Head units that are Bluetooth ready typically require the purchase of an optional adapter or accessory that connects to the rear of the head unit. This optional accessory allows you to accept phone calls through your head unit and speakers. Some head units have built-in Bluetooth hands free capabilities with an included remote-mount microphone or built-in microphone.
Yes (Built-in/Included Bluetooth Controls, Adapter and Microphone Included)
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

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.
iPhone 5 Compatible
Audio Playback
Pandora Control
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 Nano 6th Generation (8 & 16GB)
iPod Touch 1st Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
iPod Touch 2nd Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
iPod Touch 3nd Generation (8, 32 & 64GB)
iPod Touch 4th Generation (8, 32 & 64GB)
iPhone
iPhone 3G
iPhone 3GS
iPhone 4
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.
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
68%
4 Star
19%
3 Star
5%
2 Star
3%
1 Star
5%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.5
Value
4.6
Features
4.6
Design
4.6
Usability
4.2

Steven

Clearfield, Utah

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Great stereo, Wouldn't buy it again.

October 16, 2011

I had decided on either this stereo or the JVC KD-A925BT. I chose this stereo because I liked the 4 line text display and the "tune tray" The bluetooth is great, connects to anything I've tried. I can read the display easily from any angle in any lighting conditions. It's fairly easy to navigate and find what I want to play. I wouldn't buy this again because of one really irritating feature. I loaded up my USB thumb drive with some music, but mostly Audiobooks, Lectures, Things with long (over an hour) tracks. The problem lies in the fact that it doesn't remember where it last played, in a USB drive, after the car has been turned off. Fast forward is not really that fast. It can take you 10 minutes to fast forward one hour into a track, 10 minutes with your finger on the button. Some books I listen to have tracks that range from 1 to 10 hours. For me, missing such a basic feature is just plain poor design. No where in the owners manual did it say that. I had to get with customer service to see if somehow I was missing something. They told me that is normal and this car stereo will not remember playback position from a USB thumbdrive.... (it will from an ipod) I thought Sony should have done a much better job with this. I should have went with the JVC. How about someone do a car stereo with interchangeable faces. From time to time if I'd like to upgrade I can buy an new face that has new features or whatever instead of pulling the dash apart every time i'd like a change.

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Lord Haw-Haw

Space Coast, FL

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Listing only short commings...

May 21, 2012

Everything thing else works as advertised or as well as any other make I have experience with. 1) iPod control is my biggest gripe, coming from Alpine systems w/ the remote cable connection. This Sony does not understand that you have already made a playlist repeatable through iTune or the device itself, every time the Sony is power on/off you have to manually select repeat playlist (starts playlist from beginning afterwards:[) via a sub menu. 2) the multi encoder controller, very touchy, if you have a car with stiff suspension and low profile tires you will be bumping through the menus in frustration at times or unable to get to the menus. Advancing tracks and volume are not an issue, it is the sub-menus like repeat setting, audio settings etc. I think if your arm is support by something like an arm rest that is a few inches from this Sony, I think this maybe a non issue. I bought this for the features but mostly weighted towards the price point. Now 3+ months later with a time machine would have gone with the more expensive Alpine media player. Top of my 2012 X-Mas list for myself.

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Harley Rider

Silsbee,Tx

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Fantastic product!!!!

June 17, 2014

The best of all the digital music players in one. Bluetooth technology, memory stick music, Ipod,just about whatever kind of music you can think of can be played with this unit. Fantastic. Just do not get it wet.

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shark

santa clarita. calif.

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Great package for the price!

April 10, 2014

The Sony S310BTX is a great value for the money. Its a true 5 channel head and its many features, like the Dash tray for the iphone, Ipod, mp3 player is priceless. The face plate is well featured and all text on screen is highly visible. I have bought 3 of these units for harley davidson motorcycles and they work great!

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A

Okc

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Ok for the price

August 29, 2013

The radio isn't too bad for the price, but I really bought it for the USB function which only works half the time. I may be going down the road and it will just cut out. I'll try everything the manufacturer says with no luck, then all of a sudden a week or two later it will start working. That's my biggest complaint.

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SLC

Salt Lake City utah

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Good overall value

August 27, 2013

If you are looking just for a head unit this is one to really consider, some issues with internal USB iPod connection requiring a hard reset

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Alberto

Orlando, FL 32807

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Bad Radio

August 22, 2013

I bought this radio and after 6 months the Front output RCA stopped working and the radio stopped reading the iPOD.

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Triceranuts

Canada

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Overheating ruined this GEM

July 30, 2013

I bought this deck to replace an OEM Golf stereo. The sound is great, the Bluetooth is perfect, the interface is intuitive. But the one thing that went wrong was the cooling. I have a 32gb ipod touch and even in the frigid north of Canada it overheats the Ipod if its anywhere over 15 deg Celsius. Eh...

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Walt

Cypress,Tx

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Sony DSX S310BTX

July 23, 2013

Great HU, its exactly what I was looking for and even more. I bought this unit for the bluetooth and specifically to use my iphone for my music.

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Brent

Canada

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Value was excellent.

July 17, 2013

I would recommend this product mostly for younger generation under 40 since they are more inclined to use all the functions that this radio is capable of. For my age bracket 55+ I like the sound it produces.

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Jay

Richmond, VA

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Lots of Features for the Price

July 14, 2013

This radio does everything well. It is sometimes too adjustable though. Simple bass and treble controls would be nice. The control wheel is very sensitive. This unit controls the iphone 4gs very well. After 4 months in my s10 4wd it has held up very well and is the perfect head unit for my amp and subwoofer set up. After hours of tuning I have found the right set up and the sound rivals systems that my friends have that cost 3 times as much!!!

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heath

lansing, MI

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great radio for the harley

June 25, 2013

Bought this radio for my Harley works great. just wish it actually had separate bass and treble controls. love the internal usb plug using my thumb drive loads thousands of songs, who needs cds.

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Consumer

Orange Park, FL

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Great product

March 27, 2013

Great product, works really well. very easy to use & sounds amazing. thanks

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Ben

Canada

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Great Stereo!

March 23, 2013

I'm very happy with this! The tune tray is a great idea, I used it for a 32GB flash drive half full with music. The tray keeps it out of the way though it's more convenient than having to run a USB extension to the glovebox from a rear USB port. The Bluetooth audio is clear and my phone pairs quickly, I love that I can see the battery and signal gauges on the screen. Unfortunately, my Galaxy Nexus doesn't have a new enough AVRCP profile so the track information isn't displayed (Basic control is still possible, though). If you have a device with stock Android (Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S, Nexus 4, Nexus 7, ect), this will be the case since Google hasn't upgraded bluetooth profiles. Most phones with a skinned version of Android from Samsung, Motorola, Sony and other companies should have the correct Bluetooth Profile. This isn't a problem with the stereo, it's just something to keep in mind if you're planning on using such a device. Controlling the stereo is nice, though for obvious reasons I wouldn't want to drill down trying to select a song from my messy 15GB music collection while driving around the city. I usually pick an album or folder while waiting for the car to defrost and warm up. The large knob is the main way you're going to be controlling it, which I find nice since you only have to feel around for one thing. Using all the buttons for things like shuffle and changing settings isn't really intuitive, though the manual is helpful and you have the option of using the included remote. The display is nice and easy to read, though the clock can be a little difficult to see compared to the stock radio in my Cavalier which filled the screen with the time. The amount of information on the screen is great compared to some of stereos I was looking at from Alpine and JVC. The screen is always white on black though you have two choices of colours to choose from for button illumination: red and blue. Blue looks cool, though when I was driving around at night I found it really bright, so I switched it to the red setting. There are some wires hanging off the back that you would use to connect to an amp, which were a little annoying when I installed it in my 2004 Cavalier, which has a fairly small radio compartment. I ended up removing some small plastic pieces in the radio compartment to make installing it easier. Just something to keep in mind! Besides that, my only annoyance with this stereo is that you can't disable the face plate reminder when you turn off the car. I don't live in an area where stealing radios is an issue, so I don't bother removing the face-plate, so the chirping might get annoying.

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TREVOR

South Africa

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Exceeds Expectations

March 16, 2013

I live in in South Africa and the Order Process from Sonic was seamless , i got my stereo much sooner than expected.Thank You sonic , i will indeed do business with you again Now , this Sony is brilliant.The sound quality is top notch , even with HU power the mid bass coming from my x plod 6X9's is significant.The BT pairing is quick and am able to stream audio from my black berry, without any degradation in music quality. That 24 bit dac , really makes a difference.If you are thinking of buying this , go for it !

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Jeepster John

Lafayette, CA

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Amazing Car Stereo

March 11, 2013

The Sony DSXS310BTX is simply the best automobile sound system I have ever owned. I say this as a 64 yr. old who has prided himself on his car stereo since the days of a car reverb radio with a front and back speaker in the 1960's. The ability to store/hide an ipod behind the face plate is great. I use an 8gb ipod which I frequently and effortlessly load and delete content from my 15K itunes library. Thus, I never get tired of my music mix while driving. In addition, the blue tooth capability gives me additional choices of music, talk, radio, etc. In fact, I haven't programmed the radio tuner at all because all of the stations I listen to are streamed and the blue tooth reception is perfect. Not to mention the great features of blue-tooth connectivity with your mobile phone. Another terrific feature is all of the sound settings. Forget about the traditional right/left, front/rear, treble/bass. This unit has an almost unlimited number of extremely sophisticated settings. Once you find the perfect setting(s) for your taste and vehicle, the only thing left is unbelievable musical enjoyment. My unit is installed in a Jeep Wrangler soft top which if you're not aware is a noisy vehicle. With 8 speakers installed in the cab and a two 8" speaker sub-woofer mounted under the chassis, all that freeway "white noise" simply disappears (except between songs). I know the volume control can be turned up to the high 20's although I honestly don't know where it tops out. Most of my listening is in the high teens/low twenties because on my unit, that is plenty loud with absolutely zero perceivable distortion. I have a pretty darned expensive home sound system which is awesome. But, I can honestly say that the unit in my Jeep continues to blow my mind and put an ear-to-ear smile on my face as I tool down the road.

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Steven

Clearfield, UT

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March 6, 2013

After a couple of years, the Stereo still runs well. Much happier with it now. As far as USB playback on long track, I found that if it's encoded in AAC format it will pick up where it left off regardless of track length. The other formats will lose their place after the car is turned off (on longer tracks) I probably would buy this one again after all. Navigation, like others suggest is sometimes tricky with the knob. Other than that I have no complaints

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dan

Cottonwood, CA

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Awesome!!!

January 30, 2013

I bought this unit roughly a year and a half ago and everything on it has been working perfect so far. The only problem I have with it is that the Bluetooth won't sinc with my new iPhone 5 but it worked perfect with the previous iPhone models though.

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Dante

Fort Worth, TX

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Quality product

January 3, 2013

I replaced a nearly-10-year-old Sony head unit that finally gave up with this one. The power and 10-disc changer controls plugged right in and worked no problem. Even my old remote worked with the new head unit, for most functions. Sony is pretty outstanding. The bluetooth paired and works great with my Android phone. The blue light is a little too bright at night, but the red is just fine. Sounds great with my sub and set of Infinity reference 6.5" speakers.

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Merrillville, IN

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Nice features, great value!

December 26, 2012

I have over 1,000 songs on the internal USB flash drive & can also link-up with my iPhone (which happens seamlessly). This Sony unit is nearly perfect for simplicity & ease of operation. Have installed 2 in our cars & 3 more in customers vehicles. Everyone is extremely pleased. Would definately recommend it!

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Product Summary

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Model Number

DSX-S310BTX

UPC

027242823136

Weight

4.20lbs

Internal SKU

dsxs310btx

Internal Product ID

40310

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 DSX-S310BTX