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Boss 508UAB

Single DIN Bluetooth MP3/CD/AM/FM Car Stereo with USB/SD Memory Card Ports/Front Aux Input

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General Features:

  • Single DIN Bluetooth In-Dash AM/FM, CD, MP3, USB Receiver with Remote
  • Blue illuminated button lighting
  • Power Output:
    • Peak: 50 watts x 4 channels
    • RMS: 17 watts x 4 channels
  • Wireless remote control included
  • Front and rear pre-amp outputs
  • CD text information display
  • Authorized Platinum Internet Dealer
  • 1 year Sonic Electronix, and 2 years Manufacturer's warranty

Playback and Audio Features:

  • Playback of CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3
  • AM/FM tuner with 18FM/12AM presets
  • Electronic Shock Protection (ESP)
  • SD Card reader for audio playback

Expandability Options:

  • Front Auxiliary Input: 3.5mm headphone jack allows connection to portable media devices such as MP3 players
  • Front USB Input: USB port allows connection to digital devices such as flash drives, portable media players, etc.
  • CD changer controls

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
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.

50 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
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.
Yes
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

Playback Features

AM/FM Tuner
Most in-dash CD players have AM/FM playback allowing you listen to your favorite local radio stations.
Yes
FM Presets
The number of FM radio stations that can be stored as presets.
18
AM Presets
The number of AM radio stations that can be stored as presets.
12
CD-R/RW Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play finalized CD-R discs and/or CD-RW discs.
Yes
MP3 Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play discs encoded with MP3 files. To burn a MP3 encoded disc, use the "data" mode on your CD Recorder and finalize the session and/or CD.
Yes
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.
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.

Front 3.5mm Audio Input

Monitor Screen Features

Touchscreen
If a unit is touchscreen capable, you can control a majority of it's functions by touching the screen.
No

Expandability Features

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/or Microphone Included])
A2DP Music Streaming
The Advanced Audio Distribution Profile will wirelessly stream music and other audio from an A2DP compatible device.
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

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.
Audio Playback
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
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.
Audio Playback
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.
Yes (via 3.5mm Auxiliary Input)
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.

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
67%
4 Star
21%
3 Star
8%
2 Star
2%
1 Star
2%

Average Attribution Rating

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Value
4.6
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4.4
Design
4.6
Usability
4.5
Ricardo Torres

Mexico

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great value on this item

November 16, 2014

i bought this item from ebay, an works very great, did not a have problem during the process of shipping and delivering. no problem at all. 5 star ebay seller.

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James S.

Lithonia, GA

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Super Product/Easy Installation/Great Value

December 28, 2014

This was a Christmas present for my daughter's 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer OZ Rally. I'm an old school guy who purchased this Boss unit based on price and features (especially Bluetooth). Installation was extremely easy using the included wiring harness that plugged into the car's wiring harness. I spent about an hour crimping the cables of the two (2) harnesses (adapter and receiver) together. I then removed the old factory radio, put in the support sleeve, and plugged in the new harness to the car and the 508UAB and it worked perfectly. I had to run to Lowe's to get a wing nut to make it easy to secure the back of the unit to the inner dash using the included support strap. My daughter's birthday is in February and I'll probably replace her old factory speakers to further enhance her sound system. I have no problem recommending this product to others.

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Lon

Foxboro wi

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Nice unit

December 17, 2014

Great value and great price.Almost a used price but new

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jos

new Baden, IL

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Has everyting you would need for musix

October 3, 2014

Equalizer is very basic just treble and bass THERE IS NO MID BASS ADJUSTMENT. Remote has good features but has to be pointed almost directly an head unit to change Vol, etc... Bluetooth Pic up is a bit choppy if your moving about round unit. it Pairs very well an easy to search for an find on BT on my phone. Blue Color of keys an buttons is bright an clear. USB loads music up lightning fast no problem there
Volume Knob cheaply made an wobbles as if its not completely centered.

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RICO

FLORIDA

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review of the Boss 508 UAB

February 23, 2015

Hey, I got the Boss auto unit but had to wait for the adapter plate that was supposed to be shipped with the unit. When i finally got the unit installed, I was very impressed with the controls as i had carefully figured to my liking. BUT, I could not get the unit to read current time when it was off, and it took a swipe at the clock button to read the time. then it would default back to the mode or station display. I read the manual 3 times and it was not explaining what i needed to k now. SO, I called tech support at Boss and told them what i needed to to do (having the clock to display time when in off position.) They promptly told me that the unit did not have that capability.
Very disappointed, and vexed, I made do with the unsafe method of viewing my cellphone or other means. As I became more familiar with the radio i discovered that the MODE BUTTON AND OTHER BUTTONS slipped into a DUAL function when the button was held down for 2 seconds ! It was then that I was able to change the display to read time all the time except when it was in station mode. TECH SUPPORT SHOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER AND MANUAL TOO . LOVE THE RADIO AND USB AND BLUETOOTH FUNCTIONS

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Leslie

Brentwood, CA

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Love it

November 13, 2014

Nice compact radio, good replacement for my Toyota factory unit whose CD player died. I love the Bluetooth and all the programmable stations, 5 bands worth!

Thanks Sonic for replacing the defective unit without incident.

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David

Kirkland, WA

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Good value

March 3, 2015

The Scosche install kit and wiring kit work out fine. The Scosche was poor on instructions, need to be larger viewing. The "R" bracket was the hardest part to slide on and seeing per illustration what tabs to cut off to small. Just a heads up when wiring front and back speakers, if your old speakers do not adjust for front and back only. Do not wire the front by itself (white and whit\black) they need to be wired to your back speakers together. All in all it works great for replacing the old factory stereo with this. Sound is so good I have put in some better speakers now, I can hear how crappy the factory one are. If buttons were a little bigger, I would give it 5 stars for look if I could adjust color display and the ease would be better if the buttons were a tad bigger.

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Steve

Ruskin, FL

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Boss stereo good buy!

January 10, 2015

I really like my new boss stereo. It looks good and is easy to use. The sound quality is very good. My only issue is that the radio stations don't come in clear like before. I may have to go back in and recheck all my connections.

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Seanee

Yonkers ny

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Great value great product

September 27, 2014

Excellent product @ a great price very prompt shopping all in all couldn't be happier with my purchase

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FabSeeker869

North Hartland, VT

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Nice for the price

March 5, 2015

Obviously this is not a high end car stereo but it does play cd's, mp3, has Bluetooth hands free calling with built in mic, am fm radio, built in micro sd card reader, usb port for android or apple devices.. The only thing i was upset about was that it lacked a dedicated pre amp sub out.

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T

Colorado City, CO

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Very happy soon to be repeat customer.

November 23, 2014

I was very satisfied with this transaction. Basically found similar stereo systems in the local box stores for 120 or more, so this was about half price. almost to good to be true... I am not experienced in online purchases... but after this I would never hesitate to buy on line again. very easy, fast and delivered exactly what was promised. the free conversion set and stereo was easy to install "even for someone like me" and the stereo works great. this purchase was for my daughters car... already looking forward to purchasing a new one for my car.. very happy and soon to be repeat customer.

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nikki

Riverdale, IL

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love my Boss- 508UAB

March 29, 2015

I have this radio 4 my car an it's a very nice radio I'm glad I chose it, it does what it supposed to an more I'm very satisfied with my #Boss cd player 4 my car!!!!

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compton,california

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great value

May 26, 2015

It is of great value. It has a good looking design.
The only con to it is the microphone fo r bluetooth.
You can hear others,but. Others can hardly hear you

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Mark

Quitman, AR

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Hugely Better Than Factory

April 9, 2015

I bought this unit after looking for a couple weeks. I have a 2003 Ford Explorer and it sat in storage for mostly 10 years while I work in China. Now that I'm thinking of retiring, I'm driving it a little more. Truck has a little over 15000 miles on it so old but basically new. The original unit was OK but the problem was reading my burned CD's and just out dated. I really didn't want to spend a lot of money because of age of truck. I chose the Boss 508 because it was pretty basic and had multiple choices of playback methods. I got the free socie single bin dash conversion unit with the free harness and spent about thirty minutes and a couple beers in my shop on a rainy day connecting the harnesses, took my time, placed the Boss unit in the sochie dash unit and it fit perfect, uninstalled the factory unit 55 minutes, slid the new prepared Boss unit in 5 min
uses, hooked the battery up tested it 2 minutes, powerd up no problem so I finished putting the dash trim back and viola it looked factory installed. I have about 20gb of music downloads in my computer and love to play my tunes. Couldn't burn CD's old unit wouldn't read them. I purchased the SanDisk 8gb small traveler USB at the same time (sad I didn't get the 16gb but no biggie). I burned a CD to test the CD player worked perfectly. Loaded 7gb of excellent tunes on the USB absolutely perfect. I haven't taken it out since I put the USB in. I was going to order a 4 JVC speakers I picked out for $39.95 set of 2/box to complete the cheap upgrade, but after I tuned this unit up with the factory speakers, set treble and bass to my liking(2 minutes) and my music playing I was amazed at how sick it sounded. Now, I'm not a radio aficionado, but I'm 57 years old and came from the 70's party era and like my jam when I'm driving, so I've always replaced a factory unit and paid a lot more. I don't work as much as I use to and am very mechanically savy so I decided to put it in myself. Installation was a sinch. Ka-pow, this unit has totally satisfied me in every way even with the factory speakers. Sound is great for an old University party animal. All complete with free delivery for $59.95. Definitely recommend this product to anyone.

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Gary

Los Angeles, CA

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Excellent Stereo

June 23, 2015

I recommend this Stereo to anyone. It plays great Sounds good. And for the price you just can't beat it.

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Kenneth

New Caney, TX

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April 17, 2015

the unit is very nice to the eye and ease of use. it does however seem to get hot after a while causing it to shut off and reset itself.

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Brett

Page, AZ

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Great Product for the Money

April 6, 2015

This is a good product for the money. Didn't expect much for the price but I put it in an older vehicle and it works good. I would recommend this to others.

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John

Anderson, SC

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Boss 508UAB

July 3, 2015

I have already given your product a FIVE star great rating on my ebay feedback.

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raymond woods and

Raymond, NH

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Great stereo, even a better price

June 23, 2015

Installation was easy a quick with the provided mounting hardware for my truck. Stereo sounds way better than my factory unit. Bluetooth works great. Only negative is the clock doesnt display. Have to press the clock button and then after a short time it switches back to play mode. Not a huge deal but a bit of a pain.

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whitney

shreveport, LA

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it is a superb value

May 2, 2015

it brought out the sound of my music just the way i want it to. it is the best thing i have ever bought for my car so far.

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John

Lawrence kansas

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100% happy

July 13, 2015

I ordered the BossUAB stereo for my ranger pickup. I showed up exactly when they said it would. The installation kit and wiring was exactly the right one for my truck. I installed it in about 35 minutes and it looks and sounds great. I couldn't believe the price for the stereo. I really liked the install kit and shipping being free. Amazing deal and I would recommend Sonic Eleoctronix and the boss stereo to anyone. I cannot rate the durability of this stereo yet because I just installed it. But so far its great.

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raymond woods and

Raymond, NH

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Great stereo, even a better price

June 23, 2015

Installation was easy a quick with the provided mounting hardware for my truck. Stereo sounds way better than my factory unit. Bluetooth works great. Only negative is the clock doesnt display. Have to press the clock button and then after a short time it switches back to play mode. Not a huge deal but a bit of a pain.

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James

Ypsilanti, MI

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Great product

July 17, 2015

This is more than I figured on time as promise better radio than I thought for the cheap prices. This went in my old 1991 motorhome.

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EvoX

Jacksonville, FL

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About this boss..

September 7, 2015

First of all.. Is not too loud, if there's a certain point u wanna crank it up, you're Gonna have to give it maximum volume.. And still doesn't give u potential. Always had Bluetooth problem hearing music because every 3 min i could like for half a second, hear like the signal fading and its really bothering. Doesn't have too much options to set up sound, no sub option or even Middle treble. It didn't convince me after having it for 1 month and went and get a JVC even if it wasn't Bluetooth but is more loud and have more settings for Audio.

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Darrel

Grand Junction, CO

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Good buy for the money.

August 21, 2015

This radio is everything the advertising claims with a few notable exceptions. For my installation,(99 Tacoma) the installation pieces didn't fit. I had to manufacture my own way of installing. But the final installation looks good. One complaint is, like others, the clock only works when the button is pressed, and the blue tooth is pretty much useless. But my main complaint is the programming for the USB port. Hitting the random button only works for that session. The next time the radio is turned on, it starts at the last file played, and then plays alphabetically. Pressing the random button again starts the play list at the same song and then in the same order that it started with the last session - in other words NOT random. Otherwise I'm very satisfied with it.

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Chief

Atmore, AL

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Boss 508UAB Reciever

September 10, 2015

Great receiver.....as good or better than my expensive JVC unit......Easy to install and installation extras were great.

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Sandy

MARION, IA

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Pretty good value for the money

August 30, 2015

Works great for most things. But Bluetooth phone calling is garbled. Can't complain too much for the price.

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Boomer

Medford Oregon

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great value!

November 7, 2015

I had no problems putting it in. It looks and sounds great. And had some features that I did not know about. Good deal.

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Kanishia

San Antonio, TX

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Its Alright

October 28, 2016

I bought this system with Boss speakers. There isnt much bass at all. Im not a bass heavy person but it is very empty on the lower end. The bluetooth is alright because sometimes it cuts out for a split second. Only has bass and treble and eq presets make it sound worst. Any bass heavy song sounds muffled. But my older music(93-00) sounds great. Im gonna get different speakers and see if that helps. But i would think that a systems speakers should sound the best with it.

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Dale

Birnamwood, WI

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love the radio

October 22, 2016

I bought this radio when the original one went out in my truck. I love the sound and all the features of it and now I can play cds and song off my phone and flash drive. it has been the best purchase I have made in audio. and getting the mounting bracket and wiring harness was great as well and easy instruction as well. I am very happy with this prouduct and company

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Michael

Chatsworth, GA

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Great value

August 30, 2016

It does exactly what it supposed to do, I was totally blown away how good this stereo is. It picks up fm as good as my factor unit

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Fred

phila, PA

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GREAT PRODUCT----GREAT VALUE

August 2, 2016

THIS IS GREAT PRODUCT. REASONABLY PRICED I WOULD RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE .

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Ron

Scottsdale,AZ

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Great Radio

July 29, 2016

I am satisfied that I got a great car radio at a great price. I am particularly impressed by the bluetooth feature and use it continuously while I'm driving. It look great with the adapter that came with the radio. I'm impressed.

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Sootrunner

PA

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Nice radio for the price

July 25, 2016

Has plenty of features for a cheaper radio the sound is better than the factory radio. The blue display is bright enough to see everything easily but not too bright to be distracting at night. Bluetooth works good sounds good. USB, memory card and CD all play without any problems. I'd buy this again for another vehicle.

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Ken

Fort Myers, FL

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Inexpensive Option

July 25, 2016

As far as a stereo goes it works as expected. CD works as expected and USB and AUX ports work well. Installation, thanks to the included wiring harness for my car, was simple and fit was as expected.

Pros - Sounds good, lights match my dash, had the functions I needed and Bluetooth functionality, except for microphone, work well!

Cons - Bluetooth microphone may as well not exist. I have tested in many scenarios only to have to switch to headphones or speaker. It is so poor that while sitting without the engine on the microphone won't pick up my commands to SIRI or allow for callers to hear me well at all. It only gets worse with any road noise. I have a warranty so I will pursue a replacement as perhaps it was simply a manufacturing issue. However, I am not hopeful as many others on this and other sites mentioned the microphone as poor. The only other con is I wish I could turn off the graphical display of the beat of the music/audio. It's tacky.

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Ron

Scottsdale, AZ

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Great Radio, Great Price

July 17, 2016

What I particularly like about this radio is the capability of playing Pandora through my car speaker system.

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Riverdove

Inverness, Fl

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Great purchase

July 15, 2016

I bought a boss radio /Cd player for my husband. He is very pleased with it
It was a very good price. The sound is great I would recommend this product

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chester

olyphant, PA

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Boss 508uab

July 15, 2016

I couldn't believe the quality of the radio and the sound.
unbelievable FAST shipping.
Will shop there again

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Raymond

Sturgis, MI

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product review

July 15, 2016

I bought it for a friend and helped a friend install this in a 2006 Chevy Aveo; we had a lot of fun putting it in - worked perfectly the first time and he is very happy with it - no complaints

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Chuck

Joshua, Texas

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Boss 508UAB

July 11, 2016

I ordered the 508UAD for my PT Cruiser, because my old radio went south. The radio arrived very fast and it took about 30 min to install. The first one did not work properly. I called customer service and got a return authorization, no hassle at all. Sonicelectronix replaced the radio again with fast delivery, I installed the radio and it worked great, has great sound and the features I wanted at a price that was outstanding, ant the price even included the installation kit. If you are looking for a great radio, Sonicelectronix is the place to shop. Try them and see.

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Yan

Newtown Square, PA

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Love it

June 27, 2016

Very easy to install with the hardware on my Toyota Matrix. easy to use. No bad surprise. I think to order another one for my Mini Cooper .

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Weston

Eldersburg, MD

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Great product

June 6, 2016

Overall, it is an excellent product, I am very happy with my purchase. It's updated the look of my truck, gave me all the features I wanted and all for a very reasonable price.

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David

Bullhead city, AZ

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Such a great deal I bought two!

May 25, 2016

I bought two of these. One for a 2003 Focus and also a 99 explorer. They came with all of the required extras for installation and everything installed perfectly. Bluetooth works great also. No complaints for the price. Only thing I would like to have seen is a adjustable brightness for the display and the ability to stay on the clock instead of switching back to the radio station.

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Adam

plymouth, OH

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Great value, fast shipping

May 22, 2016

Good radio, does everything i need it to do. I would buy again

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Harley Dude

TylerTx

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The Tough Radio

May 14, 2016

I put the radio in the cowling of my Harley motorcycle. Has good volume and plays the music on my android phone as advertised. I would recommended this Bluetooth radio to anyone.

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Herb

NavarreNavarre, FL

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Good so far

May 12, 2016

Just starting using it so far so good. Good product

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William

Canada

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auto stereo

May 6, 2016

I found this stereo to be a great sound and very nice options.everything works great.
The only problem is it is confusing to work the buttons and some do double duty. Buttons are very small
I do like the stereo overall

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John

Portland, OR

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Smoked when installed

May 3, 2016

As soon as it was hooked up it began smoking out of the radio. It was quickly disconnected and the wires examined to make sure none were crossed. The wires were fine but when plugged in again it continued to smoke. Was very disappointed. The features seemed great for the price but I guess now i know why.

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Matt

Ashland, NE

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Great Product

April 29, 2016

I was looking to replace my factory stereo in my 2001 Elantra. Came with everything I needed. Easy to install, just matched wires up!

I love the BlueTooth connectivity that this head unit offers. I don't have to mess with cords to stream my music from my phone to the car anymore, Also, the call quality when I get a phone call is awesome, too.

Can't beat the price, either. SonicElectronix is the go to for car audio!

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Dennis

Seminole, FL

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Boss Bluetooth

March 20, 2016

For the money , it is well worth the price. Bluetooth portion doesn't work that well but, cd, aux, radio are all satisfactory.
I just needed a low price unit to replace the stock radio in my old truck and this worked out great

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Greg

New York

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Pretty Good

September 21, 2015

OEM deck died on me so I needed a reasonably priced receiver. Overall installation was straight forward. The features on it are perfect for a commuter car; aux input and bluetooth for wireless connectivity.

The only con with this receiver, like some had mentioned before is that the bluetooth picks up on road noise when you are on the phone causing the other person to not hear you as clearly.

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ray

league city, TX

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nice!

October 4, 2015

great product ! good price. nice features. would definitely recommend this unit to anyone needing an upgrade.

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Radio broke wanted something inexpensive, reviews all seems good for it.
Chris T on Nov 20, 2016
A lot of features in a small package and a good price.
Robert G on Nov 16, 2016
Front panel burgundy lighting matches my car interion
Ike O on Nov 20, 2016
A friend recommendation that it's cheap and good.
Margarita R on Nov 7, 2016
hello can I hook this item up to my cell phone so I can talk thru the radio?
robert c on Nov 11, 2014
Best Answer: Your cell phone can hook up , the mike is another story. Not a very good mike.
Reply · Report · David C on Aug 1, 2015
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I see my order for this unit is on back order!...... what is the projectionfor "in stock"?......is the next unit in stock with at least the same features available.... ? thanks
A shopper on Sep 3, 2014
Best Answer: Does it has removable faceplate?
Reply · Report · Nico B on Jan 5, 2015
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How can i make the scree brighter so i can actually see the read out ?
Frank A on Aug 1, 2015
Best Answer: I don't know. I tried to find out but failed. I don't know if the manual has an answer. I'll check it out and if it does I'll let you know. I haven't had a problem with it. I love the unit though. It was a great deal with mounting hardware and harness for free.
Reply · Report · Mark P on Aug 2, 2015
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What are the dimensions of this unit? Trying to put in pre-existing hole
A shopper on Jul 26, 2015
Best Answer: Do not know the dimensions, but it fit perfectly into my 2002 Trooper. I used the stock radio bracket attached to new player.
Reply · Report · Steve H on Jul 27, 2015
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If I order this radio will I get the wiring adaptor so I can just plug it in to factory connectors? my car is 1979 Mercedes SL450
Doug W on Aug 7, 2015
Best Answer: Hello Doug,

Unfortunately, Neither Metra nor Scosche have a harness for that vehicle. So your order will not include one. We recommend consulting an installer for installation details.
Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on Aug 7, 2015
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it can fit toyota camry 1999?
Frero A on Jun 27, 2015
Best Answer: Yes. The site is designed to answer this for you and show you the accessories needed to make it happen. Simply add the headunit to your cart, enter your vehicle information when prompted, and allow the accessories to be added along with the headunit. Said accessories is what is needed to properly install the headunit.
Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on Jun 29, 2015
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Are you certain that this radio will fit my 1992 Ford van?
kendall m on Aug 4, 2015
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Would I still need to get the gm antenna adapter if I am putting this in a 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix Sedan?
A shopper on Jun 19, 2016
Best Answer: I put this in an 01 intrigue and didn't have to instal anything for the antenna. I believe there's just a small wire that connected at the same point all of your main wires connect
Reply · Report · Luke N on Jun 19, 2016
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Is there any type of wire harness with the unit? I am installing into an RV and need any generic harness to plug into the radio.......
A shopper on Oct 4, 2015
Best Answer: It came with a standard wiring harness that you plug into the radio then I soldered the power, ground and speakers wires. I installed into a 68 mustang that has no fancy wire harness to connect to like today's modern cars. Hope this helps
Reply · Report · Dave S on Oct 4, 2015
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will I still be able to control stereo with buttons on my steering wheel?
A shopper on Jun 1, 2016
Best Answer: No they sell an adaptor for that or another head unit is available also
Reply · Report · charles v on Jun 1, 2016
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WHAT DOES RMS MEAN?
A shopper on May 15, 2016
Best Answer: It basically is the power an amplifier can output or speakers can handle
Reply · Report · Luke N on May 15, 2016
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made in where?
josefina n on Aug 10, 2016
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

508UAB

UPC

791489122252

Weight

3.40lbs

Internal SKU

508uab

Internal Product ID

77243

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: Boss 508UAB