Boss 612UA Single-DIN Digital Media Car Stereo w/ USB and Aux

Boss 612UA Digital Media Car Stereo

Single-DIN Digital Media Car Stereo w/ Front Panel SD, USB and AUX Input

Single-DIN Digital Media Car Stereo w/ Front Panel SD, USB and AUX Input

• Solid State Car Stereo
• PLL Synthesized Tuner
• Front-Panel 3.5mm Headphone Jack And USB/SD Card Port
• Playback of MP3 Files


List price $89.99
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Product Details:

  • Boss 612UA In-Dash Digital Media Receiver
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 50 watts x 4 channels
    • RMS: 10 watts x 4 channels
  • Quartz digital clock
  • Solid state receiver (No built-in CD player)
  • Active black mask display
  • MP3 ID3 Tag Display (Title/Artist/Album)
  • Authorized Platinum Internet Dealer
  • 1 year Sonic Electronix, and 2 years Manufacturer's warranty

Playback and Audio Features:

  • Playback of MP3 files
  • PLL Synthesized tuner with 18FM/12AM presets
  • Switchable USA/Europe radio frequencies
  • EQ (preset tone curves)
  • Not subwoofer compatible:
    • 1 Pair of pre-amp outputs
    • 3.5mm Front-panel aux input
    • Front-panel USB input
    • Front-panel SD card reader

    Product history:

    Boss 612UA thumbnail
    (newest, current model)
    Boss 614UA thumbnail
    (previous model, replaced by Boss 612UA Digital Media Car Stereo)
    Boss 614CA thumbnail
    (previous model, replaced by Boss 614UA)
    Boss 614C thumbnail
    (previous model, replaced by Boss 614CA)
    Key features
    Key features
    USB input
    Aux input
    In-Dash Receiver Specifications
    Receiver Size
    Single DIN
    Motorized Faceplate
    Remote Control
    Peak Power Output
    50 watts x 4 channels
    RMS Power Output
    10 watts x 4 channels
    Preamp RCA Outputs
    2-channel (1 pair)
    Dedicated Subwoofer Preamp RCA Output
    Built-In Equalizer
    Preset EQ Curves
    Display Type
    Active black mask display
    Display Color
    Button Color
    CEA-2006 Compliant
    Playback Features
    AM/FM Tuner
    FM Presets
    AM Presets
    CD-R/RW Playback
    MP3 Playback
    WMA Playback
    Video playback
    Dual Zone
    Video in-motion bypass
    Audio / Video Inputs
    USB Input
    Additional Audio/Video Inputs
    Front 3.5mm Audio Input
    Monitor Screen Features
    Expandability Features
    Audio/Video Outputs
    HD Radio
    Bluetooth Connectivity
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible
    Maestro Compatible
    Rear View Camera Input
    Memory Card Reader
    SD Card
    Smartphone Integration
    iPod Audio Integration
    iPod Video Connection
    Android Audio Integration
    Warranty and Return Policy
    Parts Warranty Duration
    3 years
    Labor Warranty Duration
    3 years
    Warranty Provider
    Boss 612UA Digital Media Car Stereo

    Boss 612UA Digital Media Car Stereo



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    Audio freak

    September 24, 2012

    Nice unit. Very good price!!

    I just recieved my boss unit today. Installed it. Didnt need the antenna adapter that Sonic recommended. But no big deal. The unit seems to work fine so far. They do great fast shipping and free installation accessories. Overall seems to be a nice unit for the best price out there. Will definitely buy more from Sonic. Thanks. Very satisfied.


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    October 2, 2012

    Great, if you don't want to mess with a CD

    Very nice product to date. Plays tons of music off a single thumb drive. The drive actually cost more than the player! Works well in a small car with limited room to mount a system.

    Fits my MGB like a charm. Need one for the other car now!


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    February 15, 2012

    okay for the price

    It definitely performs pretty well but the radio turning on every time you turn your car on does get tiredsome. And the users manual doesn't show how to set the clock. Overall though I like how it let's you set many preset stations and it has an audio jack for mp3 players and such.


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    July 21, 2014

    Not the radio for FM listeners...

    Ordered this radio as a replacement for the factory tape deck on my 93 dodge W250 cummins. The factory unit burned out, and Sonic had this one for cheaper than the junkyard wanted for another tape deck. The free install kit sealed the deal.

    At first I thought it was defective - half the LCD screen was not working when I hooked it up. Tried the reset button, nothing. Finally, I disconnected the harness in back and re-connected and the screen works great now.

    The sound quality of this radio is awesome in my truck, plenty loud and clear.

    The main reason I bought this was to listen to the local FM stations. Unfortunately, the FM tuner is horrible. It has great sensitivity, it will pick up even the weakest stations. But it has bad selectivity, so that it can not maintain that station without constantly jumping back and fourth to other stations farther out or just plain RF static. I live in the country, and there are only three stations in town, none of which I prefer. The other stations from nearby towns still come in fine and clear in other people's cars, but not in mine anymore.

    The USB port failed to read my MP3's on a 8gb thumb drive, but it does work great to charge my phone. The AUX port also works as expected.

    Finally, there is no provision to dim the lights on the stereo at night. Most units have a wire that takes power from the headlight switch, but not this one. It is bright, but I can live with it for the price.

    Overall, I wish I had spent the extra 5 or 10 dollars for a better unit. The radio is better than a dead one, but when the truck finally goes to the junkyard, this will likely go with it!


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    January 4, 2012

    Beautiful look and design

    Easy to use, looks great, low price, the only thing which I like less: the default level volume is a bit too high: 17.
    Connected to 2 BOSS amplifiers, CX800 and SE450, 4 6-1/2's (CH6530), 2 12" subwoofers (P126DVC). Everything is BOSS and works well. Don't regret.
    Looks great in my 32 Ford Hot rod


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    June 13, 2011

    Correction on clock setting

    Just a minor correction on my previous review on how to set the clock:

    Setting the clock:
    -Press and hold the "MODE CLK" button for 2 seconds until the time is displayed.
    -Press and hold the "MODE CLK" button for another 2 seconds until the hours start flashing, adjust with the volume knob.
    -Tap the volume button in momentarily, the minutes will start flashing, adjust with the volume knob. You can tap the volume knob again to get back to the hours setting.
    -Wait until the clock display disappears. The clock has now been set!


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    December 5, 2014

    Love This Receiver!

    I bought this for my Toyota pickup and I am so glad I did! The SD reader holds a large chunk of my music collection and sounds amazing! It was a easy install and was well worth the money and more! I liked it so much I bought a second one for my daughter's car! Value + Quality sound make this a deal worth taking!


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    December 30, 2013

    You get what you paid for!

    You are probably considering this stereo due to it's price. I feel I got my $50s worth, but it is a VERY basic setup.
    1.can't play music with the USB plug. If you want to play music with your mp3, you need to use the auxiliary. Not a big deal, but it makes for unnecessary plugs.
    2. The outer lining for the holder doesn't fit around the stereo (at least for my Pontiac vibe), so it isn't flush with the
    3. You need to hold a button for it to show the tinge, and it only flashes for a few seconds before returning to the RADIO ori AUX screen...I have no idea why they decided to do that.
    4. The forward/backward button don't work for anything plugged into the aux, or at least with iPhone 4s, Samsung galaxies, and HTC ones.

    It's 50 dollars. It would have been 30 dollars to get a wireless radio that plugs into the car lighter. The axillary works fine, and that's all I need it for, so I'm happy enough with it. However, it may be worth your time to spend the extra 20 dollars for something else, unless you are looking for something minimal, in which case this is great!

    I also want to mention that I never tried the sd card insert.


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    April 3, 2012

    Good for the price.

    If you are looking for an inexpensive radio, this will get the job done. I would recommend this to someone looking to save a few bucks. Not as nice as a more high end radio, but not bad. I would like to see a more simple way to display the time and for the volume levels to be a little more spread out (i.e. 1 is low and 10 is loud, goes to 20+). Overall, this is a quality piece of equipment.


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    March 20, 2014

    It was what I expected

    A typical limited feature budget player from China. It works, but for how long is the question. No problems so far.


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    October 9, 2012

    Boss 612UA

    Good amp or plant as it is called here. I would buy another. Thank you.


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    November 3, 2011

    Truck Radio

    I bought and installed this in my electric Ford Ranger, replacing the CD/RADIO that came with the truck. The radio works great. I installed a 2 gig SD CARD with 600 songs on it and now I never have to swap out CD's. This worked so well I going to buy another one for my Duffy Electric Boat.


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    June 6, 2011

    Great little stereo!

    I needed a small unit to replace an AM radio in an old truck, this worked great. Looks really cool (at least by comparison!); the picture on the box is misleading, it actually looks more like the unit picture on this website (more blue-ish than teal/white)...which I like!

    Sound is good, it defaults to volume at 20 when you start up though. It's a bit loud when the truck is idle, but ok when you get going.

    It has a clock, but is not displayed all the time (my only complaint). To show the clock, press and hold the "Mode CLK" button for about 2 seconds (tapping it will change the input which will cut off the radio).

    Also, there aren't instructions on how to set the clock in the manual. Normally not a problem, but this guy is tricky and not really intuitive.

    Setting the clock:
    -Press and hold the "MODE CLK" button for 2 seconds until the time is displayed.
    -Press and hold the "MODE CLK" button for another 2 seconds until the hours start flashing, adjust with the volume knob.
    -Press and hold the "MODE CLK" button for another 2 seconds until the minutes start flashing, adjust with the volume knob.
    -Wait until the clock display disappears. The clock has now been set!

    Note: I think it takes a 2 sec hold to get to the minutes set from the hours, but a single tap might work...


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    November 3, 2011

    good price and fast shipping.

    It has been good sound and ease to operating for the low price. I also like the fast shiiping.


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    August 23, 2013

    Good low cost unit

    THE GOOD: SD card (no more CD's), low cost unit, sound is just as good as the stock one. song titles and album scroll across display during playback and it continues playing the song from the SD card where you left off.
    THE BAD: clock is not displayed until the button is pressed for 2 seconds, setting clock to the current time is not that complicated but on my unit it only keeps time when the ignition is on (all wiring is connected correctly as the radio presets and settings all stay as set)
    So for this price, I can just get a small stick-on clock and deal with it.


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