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Sony MEX-XB100BT Stereo w/ Built-In 160W Amplifier!

Single DIN Hi-Power Bluetooth In-Dash CD/AM/FM/SiriusXM Ready Car Stereo with 160W RMS (CEA Rated Power) built-in 4-channel Amplifier!

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• SiriusXM Connect Next Gen Vehicle Tuner For Adding Satellite Radio to Any SiriusXM-Ready Car Stereo
• No Adapters Needed
• Pause, Rewind, and Replay Up To 30 Minutes of Live Satellite Radio
• iTune Tagging
• Compact Design
• Alert Notification When Favorite Song, Team or Artist is Playing

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UNHEARD OF POWER

The Sony MEX-XB100BT eliminates the need of an amplifier thanks to its built-in digital amplifier that delivers an all but unheard of 160 watts to your speakers. The Sony Subwoofer Direct Connect feature allows a rear channel to power a subwoofer, while properly filtering out harmful frequencies. The powerful internal amplifier is supported by two powerful Sony technologies for even better sound: Sony's Digital Sound Enhancement Engine and ClearAudio+™. These features were designed by Sony for the purpose of revitalizing compressed music files for more natural sound quality while also enhancing your system's bass performance and high range sound.

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Sony MEX-XB100BT
Sony
MEX-XB100BT
Pioneer
DEH-X8700BS + GM-A4604
Hands-Free
Bluetooth
FLAC
Playback
RCA
Preouts
5 Volts (x3) 4 Volts (x3)
Built-In
Equalizer
10-Bands 5-Bands
S/N
Ratio
120 dB 94/95 dB
Hi-Pass & Lo-Pass
Filters
CEA
Compliant
40w x 4 (RMS)
Amplifier
Installation
Wiring Kit
$19.54 $49.99
Full Install
Time
~1.5 hours ~4.5 hours
Your Total
Price
$249.53 $299.97



SIRIUSXM RADIO READY

Sony MEX-XB100BT

The Sony MEX-XB100BT comes SiriusXm Satellite Radio ready. With the purchase of the SiriusXM Radio Package you can listen to all of your favorite SiriusXM radio stations. Additional SiriusXm subscription fees may apply.



BUILT-IN BLUETOOTH

Sony MEX-XB100BT bluetooth

The Sony MEX-XB100BT's built-in Bluetooth allows you to make hands-free calls and stream your music via A2DP audio streaming. Pairing your device has never been easier thanks to the built-in NFC, just align compatible devices and NFC logos to activate pairing. No more wires cluttering up your dash to listen to your music, or uncomfortable Bluetooth headsets required. Life just became a little easier.

PANDORA INTERNET RADIO

Sony MEX-XB100BT Pandora

The Sony MEX-XB100BT allows the user to control Pandora Internet Radio directly for the headunit. Now you can listen to your favorite Pandora stations anytime you want using Pandora Station Creation with your Android, Blackberry or iPhone device.



WORKS WITH APPLE DEVICES

Sony MEX-XB100BT Apple

If you have an Apple device such as an iPhone or iPod the Sony MEX-XB100BT has you covered. When connected to the headunit you can use to make calls and play music. You have Siri Eyes Free Control which allows for easy hands free control of your paired iPhone.



FACTORY STEERING WHEEL CONTROL INTEGRATION

Sony MEX-XB100BT

The Sony MEX-XB100BT allows the use of Universal Steering Wheel Controllers. The user can program the aftermarket steering wheel controller to work with their vehicles steering wheel controls. This allows you to spend more time looking at the road.






 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Features:

  • Sony MEX-XB100BT In-Dash Receiver with built-in 4-channel Amplifier
  • CEA-2006 compliant Class-D amplifier
  • Power Output:
    • Peak 4 ohms: 100 watts x 4 channels
    • RMS (CEA) 4 ohms: 40 watts x 4 channels
  • With this unique stereo by Sony, you can power your front and rear door speakers using the built-in amp!
  • Subwoofer Direct Connect - with this feature you ONE rear channel to generate 60 watts RMS to power a subwoofer!
    • Be sure to connect a 4- 8 ohm subwoofer to either of the rear speaker leads. Do not connect a speaker to the other rear speaker lead.
  • One-touch Bluetooth phone pairing for audio streaming using new NFC technology!
    • Use NFC to pair your phone or other device simply by touching the device to the stereo (android)
    • Stream audio with ease and precision clarity
  • USB Bluetooth Pairing for iPhone (iOS 5.0+)
  • Detachable face plate
  • Variable color illumination
    • Dynamic 2 zone color illuminator
    • Sound and color synchronization
  • SongPal and Siri Control
  • USB provides 1.5 Amps of charging power
  • Wiring harness includes a compact power module
    • Delivers twice the amount of power that conventional receiver amps can
    • Compact design allows it to tuck in the dash behind the receiver
    • Sony recommends a direct to battery constant power connection for optimal performance
    • 10 - 16 Gauge OFC Power/Ground Wiring Recommended
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 120 dB
  • Frequency Response: 10 - 20,000 Hz
  • Wow and Flutter : Below measurable limit
  • Remote control included
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Playback and Audio Features:

  • AAV (Advanced Auto Mode) adjusts the level of all playback sources to the optimum level
  • 3 Sets of 5V preamp outputs (front, rear and subwoofer)
  • Preout Impedance : 220 ohms
  • CD/CD-R/RW, MP3/WMA/AAC/FLAC
  • RDS AM/FM tuner with 18FM/12AM presets
  • iPod and iPhone Ready: Standard USB-to-iPod Cable and USB-to-Lightning Cable compatible
  • Music playback for Android devices
  • Works with Pandora
  • SongPal App system control
    • Allows you to use your smartphone or tablet as a system remote
    • Adjusts system sound and display settings, select available music sources and hear SMS, Twitter, Facebook and Calendar notifications
    • Reply to text messages with your voice via supported voice recognition
  • Quick-BroZer search function provides quick and easy music access
    • Search by artist, album, genre, song or playlist to quickly find the song you're looking for
    • Jump Mode allows you to skim through a category in 10% increments
  • DSEE and ClearAudio+™ provide outstanding sound quality
    • Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE):
      • Revitalizes and extends the audio frequencies typically lost during the compression process of audio files
      • Ensures natural sound quality
    • ClearAudio+™ renders incredibly vibrant sound with enhanced bass and crystal clear highs
      • Not available when using EQ10 or Mega Bass functions
  • 10-band equalizer EQ with +/- 6 dB adjustmen
    • 32 Hz, 63 Hz, 125 Hz, 250 Hz, 500 Hz, 1000 Hz, 2000 Hz, 4 kHz, 8 kHz and 16 kHz
  • Intelligent Mega Bass functionality
  • Digital Signal Processing features:
    • ClearAudio+
    • Time Alignment
    • DSEE
    • AAV
    • Digital High and Low Pass Filters
    • RBE
  • Front USB Input w/ Sliding Door Cover
  • 24-bit Digital to Analog Converter
  • Subwoofer direct connection
  • 3.5mm Front Audio Auxiliary Input
  • CD text information display
  • MP3 ID3 Tag Display (Title/Artist/Album)

Bluetooth Features:

  • Built-in Bluetooth technology for hands-free talking and audio streaming
  • Supports A2DP audio streaming
  • Works with most Bluetooth enabled cell phones
  • Includes a external wired microphone for clear, convenient talking
  • NFC pairing for Android & USB Pairing for iPhone

Expandability Options:

Recommended Configurations, Sony MEX-XB100BT+

  • Four Speakers Setup

    • Two Pair (4) of Sony XS-FB1630 6-1/2" 3-Way FB Series Coaxial Car Speakers
    • Two Pair (4) of Sony XS-FB1330 5-1/4" 3-Way FB Series Coaxial Car Speakers
    • Two Pair (4) of Sony XS-FB6930 6"x9" 3-Way FB Series Coaxial Car Speakers
    • Any Two + Two Combination From Above Selection
  • Two Speakers + Subwoofer Setup

  • Full Range Amplified Setup

What's in the Box?

Sony MEX-XB100BT What's in the Box?
  1. Sony MEX-XB100BT Receiver
  2. Wireless Remote
  3. External Microphone
  4. Wiring Harness
  5. Power Module
  6. Brackets
  7. User Guide

MEX-XB100BT Resources:

Check out the Sony MEX-XB100BT Owner's Manual


Bluetooth Microphone Connection Procedure, ensure you have your microphone connected properly


AAV (Advanced Auto Volume), getting lower volume between sources? Read why.


What Else Does Sony Offer?

Check out the 2015 Sony Catalog to see what else is new from Sony in 2015



¹"70 watts" is based on preliminary testing and is not a guarantee. Individual results may vary.


Note from Sony: You may need to download the latest firmware for this unit. To download the latest firmware update - Click here

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
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.

100 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.
40 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)
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.
5 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.
10-Band
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.

Variable Colors
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

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
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.
Yes
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

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
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

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)
Android
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 - SiriusXM (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.
No
Bluetooth Connectivity
This feature refers to whether or not the head unit is able to connect to a hands-free Bluetooth device. Head units that are Bluetooth ready typically require the purchase of an optional adapter or accessory that connects to the rear of the head unit. This optional accessory allows you to accept phone calls through your head unit and speakers. Some head units have built-in Bluetooth hands free capabilities with an included remote-mount microphone or built-in microphone.
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
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.

Universal (Accessory required and sold separately)
  • PAC ControlPro: PAC ControlPRO Universal Steering Wheel Control Interface
  • Axxess ASWC-1: Axxess ASWC-1 Universal Steering Wheel Control Interface
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

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
Siri Control
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)
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.
Pandora Control
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 Bluetooth Connection)

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
77%
4 Star
14%
3 Star
5%
2 Star
2%
1 Star
2%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.5
Value
4.5
Features
4.5
Design
4.5
Usability
4.2
Honda Driver

Canada

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High Power Single DIN Deck

March 25, 2015

Purchased the MEX-XB100BT after scoping out all head units under $600. The MEX-XB100BT is the ONLY head unit (as of Mar 15th 2015) officially rated 40Watts RMS that I can stick in the dash and effectively power my aftermarket speakers without an amplifier and me re-wiring the entire factory sound set-up. The 40Watts RMS produces amazingly sweet & precise sound from my upgraded speakers and without any sign of fatigue after hrs. of loud playing. The next highest rated head units have 22 watts RMS and you'll need an amp to get decent aftermarket speakers going and making sweet sounds. Setting up a 45watts RMS amp with a new H/U & labour will set you back roughly 3X+ the price of MEX-XB100BT.

The MEX-XB100BT has Bluetooth digital audio streaming, NFC, Sony’s Mega Bass sound shaping, Pandora, SiriusXM ready, voice control capability, 5-volt 6-channel preamp outputs, plays MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC and FLAC files, ClearAudio+ version of HD Radio with RDS capability and front USB input.

The MEX-XB100BT front panel is a bit tacky and most suitable for compact cars. Can Sony please re-design the front panel to be a bit more eye pleasing, streamlined and better looking? I've grown to dislike main volume knob after a day of use as it lacks a sense of crisp rotary feel and retards the build quality. The deck's volume knob is the MAIN touch point and Sony wrapped a LAME rubbery grip strip on the volume knob? In other words, you get a lot of great technology, functionality with the MEX-XB100BT and ugly design is included for free!

You'll need roughly 40-50watts RMS per channel to control decent aftermarket speakers and getting your music to feel lively and energetic. I believe the MEX-XB100BT offers the best combination of power, ease of installation, quality audio features and value for your dollars.

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Patrick

Sandwich, MA

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No need for an additional amp - just one for a nice sub

June 12, 2015

This unit is far the best I have ever heard for just a single deck unit (40rms per channel x 4) about double of any other single unit on the market. Sounds incredible with the new 6x9 and 6.5” Polk speakers in my 2008 Chevy Impala. Install was fairly simple (just need and additional power cable run to battery) I ran mine at the same time of running my sub wiring.
JUST BUY IT!!! You won’t be disappointed.

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Vinay

Westchester, CA

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AWESOME

July 27, 2015

This is an awesome unit and I love the power output. Very clear with great sound.

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Easty

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Awesome power with no amp!

August 17, 2015

I was a bit skeptical of the hype. The site only has a few reviews, and I figures if it was such a great headunit, that it would have Tons of rave reviews. I guess No news is Good News!!!

This deck is AMAZING . It has all the convenient features one would expect from a modern headunit with the addition of crisp, clean and powerful sound.

I am no longer surprised that this guy has little reviews, because everything works as it is supposed to. Its a natural addition to any setup. I love it!!

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David

Stoughton, MA

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Get it,,,, get it now!

October 20, 2015

Best car radio I've ever got, get the matching Sony speaker,,. Very happy with system.

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Ronloc 1900

Hermitage, TN

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Sony MEX-XB100BT

October 14, 2015

I love this Receiver :) I have it hooked up to my pioneer 6x9 5 ways and two pairs of 6 1/2 in my G-Body Cutlass and they sound so clear and loud wow... I keep smh thanks again Sonic Electronix

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Julian Harwood

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Best head unit I have ever bought :-)

October 2, 2015

I waited 4 months for this to come over to the UK and I have finally installed it (the proper way straight to the battery) I don't use song pal or bluetooth and if I want to speak to someone I still pull over and answer my phone, so cant really comment on all the ancillaries and no I am not 50 years old I'm only 25 but I hate it when I call my friends and they use it so I just do it the old fashioned way. I have lestened to music through bluetooth which was very easy to set up but the quality isnt as good, so I stick to USB. Anyway this system is AWESOME I had already upgraded all my speakers 2 x Kenwood Components + 2 x Vibe Coaxials (all 6.5") and had gone through 3 head units with these speakers and as soon as I plugged this in and turned it up it was as if someone had replaced my whole sound system and sneaked a sub somewhere! It really was that good all my friends keep asking me when I installed a sub! If your thinking of getting one and have aftermarket speakers just do it. I can play this on full volume with the Mega Bass button on and it only distorts a very tiny bit, it can play at vol 45/50 all day long and the sound quality is amazing, you can even set the unit to favour the driver/passenger/front or rear of the car which actually makes the audio sound better.

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She says that the changing color display on the stereo "just adds to the cool factor. " We couldn't be happier with this ...

October 2, 2015

We bought this stereo to replace the original radio in my daughter's 2004 Kia. It didn't take my husband any time at all to install it, we didn't replace the car's original speakers, and my daughter loves it. She uses the bluetooth capabilities to stream music from her android phone. She says that the changing color display on the stereo "just adds to the cool factor." We couldn't be happier with this purchase!

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It was getting a meslee 9-10 watts per channel so the bass sounds like junk. But I wasn't trying to win and ...

October 2, 2015

I had a stock Sony stereo in my pontoon boat. It was getting a meslee 9-10 watts per channel so the bass sounds like junk. But I wasn't trying to win and stereo comp ext. It was just a stereo that played music.
Well I saw the reviews and a video where they bench tested this unit and it put out out over 100 watts. Just having a head unit that put out out a little power made my system sound 100 times better.
Being able to adjust the sound the the EQ threw the phone is so much easier then learning all the functions on a new unit is frustrating.
Bluetooth is strong and is good for 50 foot away

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David

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I'm impressed and disappointed at the same time.

October 20, 2015

To begin this review, I would just like to point out that I am not very knowledge able when it comes to car audio. I did do research and ended up getting this head unit instead of running an amp in my car due to the ease of installation.

Pros:
The Sound Quality
The Size
The Customization Options
The Inputs

The quality of sound this head unit puts out is pretty impressive. I paired it with 4 Kenwood KFC-6965S and they sound amazing for what I paid for them. I am half tempted to add an amp and sub just to increase the quality even more.

The size of the head unit is pretty standard yet some of the buttons are (in my opinion) weirdly sized.

The ability to change almost everything about the head unit is great for people that want to find the perfect sound. This is a big plus for me. Also, when you don't want much base and you want a clean sound, the "Clear Audio" option is amazing.

If you are unable to get your device to connect to this head unit, you might want to rethink your future purchases. It has Bluetooth, USB, and AUX; what more could you need?

Cons:
The Interface
SONGPAL

The interface is a little confusing to use but after playing with it for a while you get used to it.

Songpal is the worst thing about this head unit. When you connect your phone, it always asks you to "Open App" which the app is self is buggy on my iPhone 6 and I would rather it just connect to my phone and play music automatically like my other cars.

All in all if you can get over the SONGPAL and the interface quirks, this head unit is a great purchase for anyone who doesn't want to rewire their whole car and still wants a loud, powerful, and crisp sound.

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christian

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great

September 13, 2015

This is the best unit for sound quality set up for cheap make sure your speakers can handle the power i have it running 4 crescendo pwx 6.5s and to ft1 super tweeters in my van but make sure u have a good 10 or8 guage amp kit

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KevinH

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Poor Quality - Shuts off and won't consistently power usb

April 24, 2016

Although the SQ is good and so is the power, this deck has had trouble powering up on multiple occasions, freezes, continues to say NO USB DEVICE and then finally, 2 days ago (less than 60 days old) it wouldn't power up any longer. Not thrilled that I have to be without it and no tunes, while it's sent back for repairs or replacement. I've been a Kenwood user for years, thought I'd give Sony a try, not sure I will ever do that again.

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evan

Bakersfield, CA

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was expecting more

April 10, 2016

Very unhappy with this head unit, the built in 4ch amp thing is just like it seems. (too good to be true). It sounded just like any other unit with stock speakers but with any nice aftermarket the results are disappointing. That 40 rms or whatever it claims will give you some decent clarity but does not get nearly loud enough to satisfy most audio enthusiast. That was a bummer but the real let down was the sucker didn't even last 6 months, turned off one time and could never get it to turn back on... Plugged in a conventional head unit and away i went. Buy a 4ch amp if you really need one, skip this turd and get a regular deck.

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Rex

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Simple

December 30, 2015

Happy with the deck. I would say that if you have the time; nothing matches a deck + good 4channel amp. But installation is simple. Good power output. Have it paired with 50wRMS cerwin vega. Great match.

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Dan

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Nice car stereo for the price

October 2, 2015

I've always liked Sony; and the same holds true for this product too. It does what it says; a clear and crisp sound, a nice bass and an excellent bluetooth streaming with the added capacity of a USB port. It has a lot of features and every thing works as promised. I installed it on my 2002 Camry (might need Scosche dash kit for 2002- up Toyota Camry, and a Metra 70-8113 wiring harness) . One thing that I want to mention; every time I tried to stream Music using bluetooth through the Songpal app for the iPhone; it asks for permission to use the app; it's like every single time. I hope it's a bug within the app, and I'm sure it will be fixed with an update. It's definitely worth it for the price, and is better than other after market car stereos available.

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Weasel

Clarkesville, GA

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Sony MEX-XB100BT

October 24, 2016

I installed 2 ohm speakers...you'll be pushing 72 to 78 watts per channel.
JBL GTO's
Sony says the 2 ohm speakers do no harm to the unit. The manual says not to run 2ohms...Contacted Sony and two techs gave me the green light to run 2 ohm. Killer Sound :)

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James

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Sounds good!

October 15, 2016

Very satisfied with unit. The only complaint is there are too many " functions" to deal with! Totally unnessesary extras to ADJUST! The sound is great so I'll just say " Great Sound" from Sony!

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casey

Woodland, WA

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big big big power

October 10, 2016

i got this deck after reading about it. i cant say enough about it. good eq and hpf, 5v, does massive power. easy easy to use. i ran it to some 2 ohm jbl speaker i got from sonic. its loud and clear. this deck looks great and performs flawless so far. im very happy with it. most of all it makes big power. im not a fan of sony but this is like the current best budget deck they got.

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TWP-Mentor

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Unbelievable

October 7, 2016

Not a Sony fan when it comes to car audio until I saw the Sonic You Tube videos testing this Head unit. This thing is fricking awsome! Not only its puts out a solid/clean 42 rms per channel *64 @ 2ohms,* the 5v pre outs is really nice. It has built in LPF & HPF and even allows you to slope! I cant talk about all it can do please read or watch the Sonic videos on You Tube!

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David

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Amazing product!

September 23, 2016

After i saw that ut had a built in amp i had to check it out. The difference was night and day in my car in speaker quality. Im proud to say both of my vehicles now have this stereo and ill never go back to one without a built in amplifier. Its so in depth with their 10 channels. That i literally can tune my speakers perfectly without any distortion and still able to crank the volume. Thank you sonic electronix and sony for this amazing product!

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Ryan

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Not as good as expected.

September 4, 2016

Bought this hoping it would eliminate the need to run an amp on my Memphis m class sync components and its no better than the kenwood deck i had. Looks like i will still have to buy an amp. And every time i start my car it tells me to open the sony app on my phone...Which is annoying. Haven't bought a sony deck in a long time and now i remember why.

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Jeremy

Mt Washington, KY

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Lots of power and features!

August 19, 2016

Plenty of power! Every kind of input and output you could possibly need and a ton of settings for music and display.

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June June

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Hi

August 18, 2016

I love this radio since I bought it and the sound is great and loud easy to operate.

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Gordon

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Great Radio!!

August 9, 2016

Added this head unit to existing speakers in a pontoon boat and and the improvement in sound is incredible. I have read some great reviews and this unit lives up to all the positives people have said about it.

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Mike

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Exceptional HU

August 1, 2016

I am working on a complete overhaul of my car's factory system, as i commute 2 hours a day for work. This was phase 2 of 3 phases (1st was speaker upgrade, sound insulation and sub & amp).

I researched a lot of single and double din units but had very specific expectations and never included 2 din face as i use Android phone for all navigation etc. so it came down to potential for sound management and quality (and i wasn't prepared to go to full hi-rez yet).

The sound quality i get from this unit is very exceptional, from great sub-woofer management to time alignment to LPF and HPF you can really dial in the sound you want. I got exactly what i wanted from a HU.

It even makes Spotify (aka 320k mp3 sound exceptional) and also plays my 24 bit .flac files to great great sound.

Buy it and put a great big smile on your ears.

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myrtis roach Jr (Luke )

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Very Happy

July 21, 2016

Great price and fast service. I received exactly what I ordered. I have not
used the product long enough to rate it`s durability.

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Kyle

Rossville, IN

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Great product

July 13, 2016

I purchased this in hopes of having the ability to have good clean mids and highs without adding a second amplifier and I couldn't be more impressed. The easy of use is great and the EQ does a great job fine tuning the sound.

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justin

elk river, MN

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Nice and clean

July 1, 2016

No need to try and hide a 4 channel amp i can really tell the difference i would up grade the stock speakers because it would blow my 93 camry speakers i did not go that big on watts per speaker 40 rms each for the front 60 rms each for the rear and it really screams just make shure you hook the power up to the battery with at least 16 gauge power wire and groud to a good spot somewhere in the car with 16 gauge just wish i could turn off the low pass filter

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Zach

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Great sound quality

May 12, 2016

Great produt. The sound quality is amazing with endless power without distortion(with upgraded speakers). Great once you get it tuned in it has ample power and sound quality for all types of music. Only issue i have had is with the power to the unit. Once or twice it would just not come on. Other then that i wouldnt purchase any other unit. Hopefully they come out with qlan amplified dual din unit...hint hint

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Greg

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Best head unit I have ever owned

April 10, 2016

The last head unit I had in my car simply cannot compare this radio doesn't miss a feature it has amazing power and clarity even at high volumes is a bit pricey for some but compared to the price of some double din units it's more power for less money and still has great looks

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Brandon

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Great Radio for the price

March 24, 2016

This radio is awesome. Save you some money from buying a amp for your internal speakers. Installation went smooth. little tricky because you have to run the radio directly to battery. Sound quality is crisp and the clear audio option is a plus. Don't recommend using the mega bass, especially if you have some big subs in the back. It sounds better without it on. The speakers i installed in the inside of the car were the
Sony XS-XB160 6-1/2's
Sony XS-XB690 6x9's
2-12" Sony Xplods 1200w Subs
1200 watt Sony explod Amp 2 channel
These speakers go great with radio, very crisp, hard hitting, very impressed

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Nicholas

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Does what I want, mostly

March 23, 2016

Sony isn't one of the respected names in Car Audio. This is the type of product that could move them forward. Only current aftermarket radio that has this much power. Also has 5 volt preouts, 3 sets. The 3 sets of 5 volt is going to be hard to find for less money, so the built in amp is a bonus at the price. Bluetooth, USB, CD, Radio all work great. I ran some 8 gauge wire to make sure it was getting enough power.
Plenty of sound options, high pass and low pass filters.
Biggest pain, is getting the settings all put back after the power is disconnected for whatever reason.

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Kim

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So nice, I bought it twice.

March 11, 2016

I purchased this unit when it first came out because I wanted a simple system with something more than the typical aftermarket headunit. I've done some elaborate installs over they years...some with parts costs well over 2 grand and I wanted simple and modest this time. My goal was to use the rear subwoofer setting on a small sub and run a couple 6.5" comps up front.
Very simple to install. I did a little research for an efficient sub and ended up with an MB Quart 12" shallow mount sub. This Sony will move the sub with no effort. Really shocking to see that little 5" amp doing that much work.
Well, my son took my truck off to college so I bought a duplicate system and put it in my new truck....same excellent results. Highly recommend this unit. Now, someone come out with a double din nav unit with the same power supply....will out sell everything on the market.

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James

Jackson TN

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LOVE THIS HEADUNIT!!!!!

March 11, 2016

Has a really good eq set-up.Love the 5 volt pro outs plus high power to highs and mids. So.So crystal clear sounding.I just love this unit really good unit .Can be a little hard to set up eq if you don't understand the different Hz and what they mean but a little playing with should be able to figure it out...

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DeShawn

Grand Rapids, MI

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This deck really rocks

February 24, 2016

This would be the best if you had room for four 6/9's...this deck is a beast... Sony coulda gave individual cross over to the front and rear channels though.... the song Pal app is the best..
It sounds as if I have a 100 by 4 channel watt amp on my mids and highs

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Dean

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Something wrong with this device

February 18, 2016

I got this device on September 2015, The first impression (I don't really feel it's better sounds or better output power than any other device). Also sometimes I run the car engine and i find the device dead for no reason. So i have to unplug the device then plug it again to let it start. This is happening once or twice a month. Someone might say, you better re-check the wiring. Well, the device came with the OEM harness and everything installed properly.
If anyone know how to fix this please let me know. My email: [email protected]
Thank you

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Ronnie B

Mexico, MO

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Great head unit, Sirius capable and love the blue tooth.

December 29, 2015

Great, above average at a good price that's affordable.I would recommend to anyone.

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Ben

Cibolo, TX

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Best Head Unit Ever

February 15, 2016

This is by far the most impressive head unit I've ever owned, both because it really puts the power out like it claims and the controls it gives to fine tune the sound where you want it. The truck already had some cheap Jensen 5x7s (4) from a previous owner and it's using all the factory wiring and it really woke those speakers up. I have some much higher end units in other cars with amps running everything and this setup hangs right there with them, not quite as loud but amazing for what it is. Simple setup and installation, just do yourself a favor and power the unit like you would a 400w amp not through the wring harness like you normally would with a head unit.

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David

Danville, NH

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DavoBravo

February 2, 2016

Good sound hard to program, tons of features , looks factory fit with the dash, needs a wiring adapter dash mount kit and antenna kit. All these were included big bonus to the consumer, Amazon does not include the kits and no tech support. I would give total overall an 8.5 score the company I would give a 100% but the speakers we're not correct so I had the hassle of returning

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Justin

Barnesville, GA

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sony headunit

January 31, 2016

Before purchasing this head unit, I had a alpine, but what an amazing difference the highs are much clearer and the bass more rich, and the mega bass function works great, and the 10 band equalizer when set correctly sounds incredible, overall very happy with the unit thanks sonic electronix.

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DJ G

Los Angeles

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Fantastic headunit!

January 20, 2016

I've had this in our 2008 Toyota Corolla for about three weeks now; My wife and I very satisfied. The options and customization are endless, but it isn't a PITA to use. In fact, this thing has some pretty "stupid-proof" settings for those that don't know what they're doing. The sliding-door USB - imo - is taken for granted, I sure didn't care for it. But after having used it MANY times , i realized that it really makes the stereo aesthetically pleasing, as opposed to having an ugly usb input sticking out like a sore thumb. If 'sore thumb' is your style though, the stereo has you covered with its endless colors schemes and options.
Now, to the important stuff, the Sound. Obviously you want this stereo because of its built-in amplifier, and It Does Not Disappoint. SE suggested that I upgrade my speakers - and I probably will - because the OEM ones aren't built to take the extra power but so far they are handling them just fine. I do think they aren't doing the overall sound quality of the stereo any justice, however. So I'm going to gradually save my money until these blow and get then get into some waaay better speakers instead of whatever I can afford now. Despite the obvious frequency limitations of the OEM speakers, the Stereo still does a pretty badass job of opening up the stage of whatever I'm listening too. The Equalizer does a pretty good job of making up for the deficiencies of the speakers, I think. To be fair , I won't know the full abilities of the stereo until I have some proper speakers in, but I would say most OEM speakers will take the stereo just fine, and sound better-ish .

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Benjamin

Aylett, VA

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Awesome product for the price

January 18, 2016

This product allowed me to run all of the door speakers close to their peak performance level without having to run an additional amp, thus minimizing space restraints.

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Anthony

colton, CA

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best stereo evrr

January 15, 2016

ok let me start by saying this has to be the best single din stereo to date

i have kicker 6x9 and kicker 4x6 speakers and man it sounds like a have a 4 channel amp hooked up to them the highs sound so good i cant believe it all from this stereo so if you have all aftermarket speakers and dont feel like running a amp for them best believe this is there stereo for you i highly recommend this to anyone and last thing i have a 95 caprice police pakg so i have like a separate a box with power wires and fuses to power all that cop stuff they had back in the day and thats where i ran the power supply for the store and it has been good but instructions so to run it straight to the battery so if you dont have like what i have i would run it to the battery to make it work the way its supposed to

you have to get used to messing the everything though the faceplate is different for the older sonys

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Because has Bluetooth and the high watts and etc.
Pedro R on Jul 3, 2016
built in amp
TAMMY M on Jun 11, 2016
Supposedly a direct fit for my mustang.
Dennis K on Jul 1, 2016
Wanting to convert my OEM ford radio to a Bluetooth/cd/satellite compatible.
Mark W on May 30, 2016
will this waste your battery if the car is turned off while playing music faster then any other radio because of the amp?
Sam C on Mar 3, 2015
Best Answer: yes it would but it would depend on how loud you had it and other factors but let say you had it at like vol 15 then it could take like 4 hours or so depending on battery (DO NOT USE THIS MATH AS IT IS BASED ON RANDOM NUMBERS I CAME UP WITH)
Reply · Report · david b on Nov 4, 2015
Will this headunit run my 6 bose speaker system in my 1999 Cadillac escalade? I have the bose and onstar option. Im trying to run a single sub system but don't wanna have to buy a 6 channel amp to run the bose speakers.
FatMat916 on Aug 13, 2015
Best Answer: Hello Mathew,

If you wish to drive the oem speakers with just the headunit, thereby bypassing the oem amplifier, it will require you/your-installer to wire each speaker directly to the headunit. In addition, a passive crossover would need to be implemented if two of your "6 speakers" are the tweeters. Keep in mind, the headunit is only 4-Channels out. If your model vehicle has 6 coaxial speakers, then two are the 'odd man/men out' and cannot be powered. We suggest consulting an installer for further details.
Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on Aug 13, 2015
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Will the separate power supply hook up to the wiring to the power port, (lighter)? or would I need to tap into the fuse box or battery?
Fuelish on Apr 28, 2015
Best Answer: The power source require power from the battery.
Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on Apr 29, 2015
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Will I have to rewire my door speakers (or any of my car) to compensate for the added power from this head unit?
Taylor M on Oct 4, 2015
Best Answer: I put this unit in a older motor home. I did upgrade the 4 standard 5x7 speakers that came with it with 4 better quality speakers. I did not rewire the speakers but did have a separate power wire of heavier gauge from the battery as recommended by the instructions. Sounds much better with the added unit power.
Reply · Report · STEVEN V on Oct 4, 2015
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Does this have an aux port? I don't see it in the photos... That would be a deal breaker
Corbin F on Jul 28, 2015
Best Answer: Hello Corbin,

We assume you mean the 3.5mm Auxiliary Input, which is does have on the bottom right corner of the faceplate. It is also specified in the description & feats/specs tab - "3.5mm Front Audio Auxiliary Input", and page 10 of the manual.

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/pictures_new.php?id=92652&picture_id=2346430

http://assets.sonicelectronix.com/manuals/sony/sony_mexxb100bt_manual.pdf
Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on Jul 28, 2015
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does it have siriusxm radio?
?
A shopper on May 8, 2016
Best Answer: Yes it's 70 dollars but after a mail in rebate it is free.
You have to route the antenna to above the windshield on the exterior of the car however. Not worth the effort in my oppinion with all the media options available for free on most phones which can be connected easily via Bluetooth or usb.
Also the Siriusxm requires a separate unit to be stored in the dashboard making it much more difficult to install.

But yea, it does have siriusxm capabilities of you opt for them.
Reply · Report · Stephen P on May 8, 2016
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will this unit work i have 2007 town and country with six speakers?
jeff k on Mar 2, 2016
Best Answer: Yes, the 6 speakers actually split the front channels, so really it's still a 4 channel system with a sub-channel for the high frequency smaller speakers in the front half. I work on cars for a living, which is actually the only reason I know this. The amp pretty much does all of the work for you, so just make sure you purchase a factory adapter harness so that it's plug n play and you'll be just fine. This is an awesome deck, plenty of power and great customization capabilities with the 10 band EQ etc. I run my mids and tweets with it and run my subs off of a 2000w Soundstream amp that loves the 5v pre-out signal strength and cleanliness. Hope that helps. Kevin
Reply (1) · Report · Kevin H on Mar 4, 2016
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Hi All, I'm really get lost which one to choose between this sony and alpine cde-164bt and pioneer DEH-80prs, can any one help please?
A shopper on Feb 20, 2016
Sony MEX-XB100BT
Sony MEX-XB100BT
Pioneer DEH-80PRS
Pioneer DEH-80PRS
Alpine CDE-164BT
Alpine CDE-164BT
Best Answer: Over all I would say that the pioneer deh 80prs would be your best choice if your looking for best overall sound quality as it has better digital to analog converters and a better equalizer with more detailed settings for audio adjustments.

The Sony would be my next choice as it has a built in amp which outputs 40 watts rms per channel which would save you a lot of time and money since you wouldn't have to purchase an after market amp for your mids and highs unless you wanted/needed more wattage.

Hope I helped and have fun!
Reply · Report · Kelley B on Feb 20, 2016
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does the unit work with the steering wheel controls?
Edward W on May 14, 2016
Best Answer: yes with the appropriate steering wheel control adapter.
Reply · Report · david b on May 18, 2016
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is the output speaker wires from the harness is the same as the rca output?
jhay1423 on Feb 1, 2016
Best Answer: i mean The RCA Preouts on the headunit? are they just same like the high level outs? if i will use amplifier seperately, ill connect it to the preouts, if i will use the head unit alone no amplifier extra, together connected with 4 speaker ill connect it to the speaker wire. my question is are preouts and the speaker terminal just thesame? thank you sir.
Reply · Report · jhay1423 on Feb 2, 2016
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It is stated that the rear channels can be bridged to send 60rms to one subwoofer.... Would it be possible to bridge the fronts as well to create a 60rms x 2 setup?
A shopper on Nov 14, 2015
Best Answer: It was not something I wanted to do. I was very happy with the sound from the woofer when I bridged the rear chanels.I don't see how there would be a lot of difference in the resulting sound overall by also bridging the front channels. If you really want a lot of volume then add a 2000 watt amp. Of course you will necessarily have to add a couple of batteries to supply the power for the amp.
Reply · Report · Lester P on Nov 14, 2015
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i have 6 speakers in my car 2 in the front dash 2 my feet in the front and 2 int the bacl how do I hook this up to them and if its possible what will it run at rms?
JEREMY S on Jul 22, 2016
Best Answer: I have the same set up in my coupe, I used the front 2 outputs for the 4 front speakers and the rear outputs to the 2 rear, sounds great. It will drop your rms but you can adjust your fade to compensate.
Reply · Report · ERIC H on Jul 22, 2016
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If my car has a factory amplifier, will this head unit make a difference in sound?
Gary Y on Dec 13, 2015
Best Answer: In theory no, this head unit was actually not as loud as my stock setup however it was much clearer.
Also the stock amp had to be manually bypassed which was very tedious and annoying
Reply · Report · Stephen P on Dec 14, 2015
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I have a Pioneer with 14 w RMS and 3-4volt outs ,running to a NVX equalizer that goes to 2 amplifiers .would Sony head unit help with clarity and/or power output ?
freddy krueger on Nov 1, 2015
Best Answer: No, since you're using amplifier, you won't see the benefits of this unit. In fact, your setup is better. The Sony deck are better than other decks assuming they are running without amp. Any decks running through amplifiers sound way better than the Sony, even cheap decks. For the money, you could get a cheap decks and the cheapest 4 channels from SE and still have better sound output and spend less than this unit.Only get the Sony if you don't want to deal with amplifier. Otherwise, don't
Reply · Report · Lue H on Nov 2, 2015
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I have a Sony radio installed in my 1996 Grand Prix. Will this radio slide right in and hookup or will I need a new install package?
Glenn H on Jul 13, 2016
Best Answer: Hello Glenn,

Assuming you are referring to a Single DIN stereo, then you CAN re-use the dash kit. However, you MAY NOT(!) re-use the Sony Harness. That WILL need to be replaced with the NEW stereo's harness -ESPECIALLY if you choose to go with the XB100BT.
Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on Jul 13, 2016
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I have a Peugeot 206 , I want to completely change my sound system with this head unit , but I don't want to use separate amplifier , I have to use RCA to connect head unit to speaker or use speaker harness ? and if have to use RCA , how I can convert RCA to regular speakers cable ?
arman g on Dec 29, 2015
Best Answer: Hi Arman,

The description will answer all your questions. To summarize, the headunit uses "Speaker wire" - like all traditional headunits - to send signal to the speakers; no RCAs are required.
Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on Dec 29, 2015
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could this be hooked up to the kicker front row if so how?
mike m on Aug 27, 2015
Best Answer: i don't see why not it has all the RCA hook ups to do so but the front row seems a little redundant since the amplifier has high pass filters and great equalizer settings and so on. but depending on your build you can definitely hook the two together
Reply · Report · Benjamin W on Aug 27, 2015
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is the remote RF or infered?
steve f on Jul 29, 2015
Best Answer: Thank you for the recent inquiry!

After researching this specific product, unfortunately we don't have the necessary information to assist you. Due to the limited information at our disposal, we're not in the position to provide you with the answer you're seeking. Therefore we invite you to contact the manufacturer directly for additional support. Since they have additional resources at their disposal, they're much better equipped to aid in your request.
Reply (1) · Report · Rick MStaff on Jul 29, 2015
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Hello friends, I have a question: how I can connect this radio and these speakers?

Thanks anyway I will be attentive to comments.
Maxi1 on Aug 25, 2016
Sony MEX-XB100BT
Sony MEX-XB100BT
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Rockford Fosgate P165-S
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Will this work with a Sony Stereo. I'm having a hard time getting answers to my setup plan. I plan on putting in an aftermarket sony deck with bluetooth in my motorcycle. It will be enclosed in one of the hardcases in the back. I'm afraid the stock remote will not work with it being inclosed in there. My bike does not have thumb controls and I want to use this as my controls. Will this be a viable solution?
RandyRowe R on Jan 26, 2016
Sony MEX-XB100BT
Sony MEX-XB100BT
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Cadence BTM-1
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

MEX-XB100BT

UPC

027242878075

Weight

4.20lbs

Internal SKU

mexxb100bt

Internal Product ID

92652

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.

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