Car Stereo: Stereos, Radios & In-Dash at Sonic Electronix

Car Stereos & Radios

A quality car stereo is the epicenter of your entire car audio system. We carry a wide range of in-dash receivers that have an endless number of features. These features include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, DVD/CD playback, built-in Bluetooth, SiriusXM compatibility, touchscreens, and GPS navigation. At Sonic Electronix, our car radios range from compact Single-DIN receivers to larger Double-DIN models. We even carry stereos with massive 9” touchscreens. Use our fitment guide to see which stereo will fit your vehicle.

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Vehicle Specific Direct-fit Car Stereos

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Double DIN Apple CarPlay In-Dash DVD/CD Car Stereo Receiver w/ 6.2" Touchscreen

• 50W x 4 Chan. Max
• 17W x 4 Chan. RMS
• 3 Sets of Preamp Outputs
• 13-Band Graphic Equalizer
• Bulit-In Apple CarPlay
• 6.2" Touchscreen

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$259.99

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Double DIN Bluetooth DVD/CD AM/FM Car Stereo Receiver w/ Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

• 50W x 4 Chan. Max
• 22W x 4 Chan. RMS
• 3 Sets of 4V Preamp Outputs
• 13-Band Graphic Equalizer
• Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
• SiriusXM Ready

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$394.95

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  • 5.0
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Single DIN Mechless Digital Media Car Stereo Receiver with Bluetooth Connectivity

• 50W x 4 Chan. Max
• 2 Sets of Preamp Outputs
• 2 Band tone control
• Built-In Bluetooth
• 7 Character LCD Display

$39.99

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  • 4.8
6 reviews

Double DIN Bluetooth In-Dash Digital Media Receiver w/ 6.2" VGA Touchscreen

• 50W x 4 Chan. Max / 14W x 4 Chan. RMS
• 3 Sets of 2V Preamp Outputs
• 13-Band Graphic Equalizer
• Bluetooth Calling and Music Streaming
• Backup Camera Ready

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$139.95

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Single DIN Bluetooth In-Dash Digital Media AM/FM Car Stereo w/ Front USB, SD Reader, 3.5mm Auxiliary Inputs

• Single DIN In-Dash Digital Media, AM/FM, MP3, USB Car Stereo
• Built-in Bluetooth for hands-free and audio streaming
• 50W x 4 Chan. MAX
• 2 Sets of 2V Preamp Outputs
• 3yr Manufacture's Warranty

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$36.99

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  • 5.0
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Double DIN Bluetooth In-Dash DVD/CD Digital Media Car Stereo Receiver w/ 6.2" WVGA Touchscreen Display

• 50W x 4 Chan. Max
• 14W x 4Chan. RMS
• 3 Sets of 2V Preamp Outputs
• 13-Band Equalizer
• Entry Level Multimedia A/V Receiver
• Built-In Bluetooth

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$159.95

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Double DIN Mechless Bluetooth Car Stereo Receiver with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

• 45 watts x 4 chan. RMS / 100 watts x 4 chan. Max
• 6.95" Capacitive Touchscreen
• Android Auto / Apple CarPlay Built-in
• SiriusXM Ready
• Features Sony WebLink

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$498.00

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Double DIN Bluetooth In-Dash Digital Media Car Stereo Receiver w/ MP3 Playback

• 60W x 4 Chan. Max • 17W x 4 Chan. RMS
• 2 Sets of Preamp Outputs
• Equalizer with Selectable Presets
• Bluetooth Calling and Music Streaming
• Mechless Unit

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$44.95

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  • 4.3
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Double DIN Digital Multimedia Video Receiver with 7" WVGA Touchscreen Display + Built-in Bluetooth®

• 50W x 4 Chan. Max • 14W x 4 Chan. RMS
• 3 Sets of 4V Preamp Outputs
• 13-Band Graphic Equalizer
• Built In Bluetooth
• SiriusXM Ready

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$179.95

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  • 5.0
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Single DIN Bluetooth SiriusXM Ready In-Dash Digital Media Car Stereo Receiver w/ Spotify Control

• 50W x 4 Chan. Max • 22W x 4 Chan. RMS
• 3 Sets of 2.5V Preamp Outputs
• 13-Band Graphic EQ
• Bluetooth Calling and Music Streaming
• Full-Time Dual Phone Connection

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$69.95

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Double DIN SiriusXM Ready Bluetooth In-Dash DVD/CD/AM/FM Car Stereo Receiver w/ 6.2" Touchscreen

• 50W x 4 Chan. Max
• 22W x 4 Chan. RMS
• 3 Sets of 2.5V Preamp Outputs
• 13-Band Graphic Equalizer
• Spotify and Pandora Control
• Bluetooth Connectivity

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$169.99

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  • 4.0
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Single DIN In-Dash Bluetooth AM/FM/Digital Media Car Stereo Receiver w/ Text LCD Screen and Pandora/iHeartRadio/Spotify Control

• 50W x 4 Chan. Max • 22W x 4 Chan. RMS
• 1 Set of 2.5V Preamp Outputs
• 13-Band Equalizer / Presets
• Pandora/iHeartRadio/Spotify Control via Bluetooth
• Music Sync Effect and Variable Illumination

$59.95

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  • 5.0
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Single DIN Bluetooth In-Dash DVD/CD/AM/FM Car Stereo Receiver w/ 7" Flip Out Touchscreen

• 50W x 4 Chan. Max
• 16W x 4 Chan. RMS
• 3 Sets of Preamp Outputs
• Equalizer with Selectable Presets
• 7" Flip Out Touchscreen
• Bluetooth Music Streaming and Calling

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$89.95

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7 Inch Mechless Ultra-shallow AV System with Apple Carplay, Android Auto, and The Brand-new Powerstack

• Premium Audio/Video (AV) System (No CD/DVD)
• Unique ultra-shallow installation
• Two-finger swipe user interface
• Works with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
• Compatible with Google Assistant
• PowerStack Capability
• Built-in Bluetooth Hands-free

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$294.95

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  • 5.0
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Digital Media Car Stereo w/ 6.2" Touchscreen + NVX Universal Backup Camera

• 50W x 4 Chan. Max
• 22W x 4 Chan. RMS
• 3 Sets of 2.5V Preamp Outputs
• 13-Band Graphic Equalizer
• Pandora/iHeartRadio/Spotify Control via Android and iPhone
• Volume Link EQ

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$179.94

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Double DIN In-Dash Bluetooth Digital Media Car Stereo Receiver

• 20 watts x 4 chan. / 55 watts x 4 chan. Max
• CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
• Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming
• SiriusXM Ready
• 10-band graphic EQ

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$109.99

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  • 4.5
2 reviews

Double DIN Bluetooth In-Dash DVD/CD/AM/FM Car Stereo Receiver w/ 6.2" Screen

• 50 x 4 Chan. MAX
• 20W x 4 Chan. RMS
• 3 Sets of Preamp Outputs
• Use an SD Card or USB Drive for More Music
• Built-in Steering Wheel Control Interface
• Adaptive Fast Charging of enabled phones

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$89.99

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Double DIN Bluetooth In-Dash DVD/CD/AM/FM Car Stereo Receiver w/ 6.2" Touchscreen, USB and SD Inputs

• 50W x 4 Chan. Max
• 16W x 4 Chan. RMS
• 3 Sets of Preamp Outputs
• Equalizer With Selectable Presets
• Bluetooth Calling and Music Streaming
• SD and USB Inputs

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$79.95

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  • 5.0
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Double DIN In-Dash DVD/CD Car Stereo Receiver with Built-in Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, 6.8" Touchscreen, and WebLink

• 50W x 4 Chan. Max • 17W x 4 Chan. RMS
• 3 Sets of RCA Pre-outs
• 13-Band Graphic Equalizer
• Built-In Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
• Spotify and Pandora Control

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$309.99

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  • 4.8
4 reviews

Double DIN Bluetooth In-Dash CD/AM/FM Car Stereo Receiver w/ Pandora and Spotify Control

• 50W x 4 Chan. Max
• 14W x 4 Chan. RMS
• 2 Sets of 2V Preamp Outputs
• 13-Band Graphic Equalizer
• Control Pandora and Spotify
• Supports Siri Eyes Free

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Car Stereos & Radios Information

In-Dash Car Stereos: The Brain of Car Audio

Car stereos (also called a head unit, car radio or an in-dash receiver) are the "brains" of the car audio operation. They allow the user to control the sound output and adjust it as they see fit. Aftermarket car stereos provide more options and features than factory head units. They also have a much flashier design including large touchscreen displays and customizable color schemes. The sound output is louder and cleaner from aftermarket car head units than that of a factory stereo.

Find Car Stereos that Fit My Car

Want to know what single or double DIN aftermarket car stereos fit your vehicle? Use our Stereo Fit Tool to find out what stereos will fit. Please note that factory mounting depth needs to be factored into the installation of any unit, along with the outer mounting area of the Double DIN dash opening compared to the units.

Top Car Stereo Brands

1. Alpine

Customize your dash with an entire new look by installing an Alpine Car Stereo. Alpine head units feature Bluetooth® Connectivity, compatibility with SiriusXM, and up to 9” touchscreen that will still fit most vehicle dashes. They also work seamlessly with your smartphone with features like Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ in their top of the line receivers.

2. Pioneer

Pioneer is still one of the premiere leaders in car audio entertainment. Smartphone integration courtesy of Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, and built-in Bluetooth®. Some of their receivers also offer more advanced features like SiriusXM compatibility, and enhanced sound settings that allow you to tune your sound system the way you prefer.

3. Kenwood

Kenwood receivers are packed with features including large, easy-to-use touchscreens, Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, HD Radio tuners and Bluetooth®. They offer a number of ports such as USB, SD card slots, satellite radio tuner, and AUX inputs. Kenwood's line of stereos offer both CD receiver and mechless digital media receiver options.

4. JVC

JVC Stereos will bring an enhanced experience to your daily commute. Their long heritage in car audio gives them an upper hand in providing quality products for every consumer. Similar to other top brands, their top of the line stereos have a long list of features including Bluetooth®, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™

5. Sony

Sony offers some of the most advanced technology in their car stereos. Similar to other top brands, they too offer some of the most sought after features such as smartphone integration with Apple Carplay™ and Android Auto™. They also have screens of every size, from smaller single DIN stereos, up to large 9" touchscreens.

 

Key Features

Although there are hundreds of aftermarket stereo options, there are some key features that differentiate them. Almost all car stereos these days feature options like built-in Bluetooth as well as Auxiliary (AUX) and USB inputs; however, more advanced stereos will also include other functions like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Compatibility. For certain customers, options like built-in GPS navigation or a SiriusXM ready receiver may be more important to them.

Mechless Receivers VS. DVD/CD Stereo Receivers

Another important feature that you need to decide is important to you is the type of receiver you want to buy. Many customers are simply looking for a stereo that will simply allow them to use their Apple Carplay/Android Auto or just stream their music via Bluetooth; those type of customers more than likely wouldn’t need a CD or DVD player in their vehicle and a mechless receiver (meaning it does not play CDs) would be perfect for them.

Other customers might need a CD or DVD player because they prefer the high fidelity audio that you get from a CD or they might want to play DVDs straight from their stereo.

Smartphone Integration with Apple Carplay & Android Auto

One of the best ways to integrate your smartphone with your aftermarket car stereo is to use Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. This incredibly useful feature allows you to simply connect your iPhone or Android Device to the stereo and gain access to all of your favorite apps including your favorite music or podcast apps like Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora and more. You also can use navigation apps like Apple Maps, Google Maps or even Waze.

This software was built to minimalize distraction and to keep you focused on the road ahead.

If you decide to purchase a stereo without these features, you will still have access to the most up to date versions of Bluetooth that will still make it easy to stream your music or make and accept phone calls.

GPS Navigation

For those who would prefer to have their navigation built-in to their aftermarket head unit rather than relying on their phone, there are a number of options with integrated GPS. Many of these options do not require any sort of external antenna and it is all incorporated within the receiver.

SiriusXM Ready

For some customers, a SiriusXM ready receiver is a must. This means you simply have to install an XM tuner and you are ready to start listening to some of your favorite satellite radio stations (SiriusXM Subscription required).

More Information

For more info, make sure to take a look at our buying guide or check out this article about the best stereos under $300.

For any questions, give us a call at 1-502-200-8010. Our staff will help you in selecting the perfect setup so that you can start building your first class car audio system today!