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

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Sony MEX-XB100BT


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
DEH-X8700BS + GM-A4604
5 Volts (x3) 4 Volts (x3)
10-Bands 5-Bands
120 dB 94/95 dB
Hi-Pass & Lo-Pass
40w x 4 (RMS)
Wiring Kit
$19.54 $49.99
Full Install
~1.5 hours ~4.5 hours
Your Total
$249.53 $299.97


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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    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 - 12 Gauge 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
    • 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.

    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.

    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.
    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.
    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.
    FM Presets
    The number of FM radio stations that can be stored as presets.
    AM Presets
    The number of AM radio stations that can be stored as presets.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Hi-Res Audio Compatible
    This feature refers to if the product is capable of Hi-Res Audio (HRA) playback.

    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.
    Number of Front USB Inputs
    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.

    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.

    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

    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.

    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)
    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.
    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.
    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 SWI-CP5: 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.

    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)

    What is in the box?

    Product and accessories
    A detailed list of the equipment (main product and accessories) included with your in-dash car stereo receiver. If special accessories are included in the box, they will be listed and detailed below the main list of equipment.
    Paperwork included with the product.
    Other Accessory #1
    Standard accessories are included in the main list above; however, this line provides specific details on an additional, unique accessory that is included with the product.
    Other Accessory #2
    Standard accessories are included in the list above special accessories; however, this line provides specific details on an additional, unique accessory that is included with the product.
    Other Accessory #3
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    Other Accessory #4
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    Other Accessory #5
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    Warranty and Return Policy

    Parts Warranty Duration
    90 days
    Labor Warranty Duration
    90 days
    Warranty Provider
    Sonic Electronix

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    Sonic Electronix Store
    Built in 40watt rms amplifier
    Evan P on Jul 4, 2017
    Because has Bluetooth and the high watts and etc.
    Pedro R on Jul 3, 2016
    The Sony MEX-XB100BT deck will allow my music to hit the lows enough for me to rock to without spending the big $$
    Frank F on Jul 3, 2017
    Supposedly a direct fit for my mustang.
    Dennis K on Jul 1, 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 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
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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.
    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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    Can I use this stereo with your MVPA4 amp and DB651 and DB692 speakers?
    Donnie W on Mar 12, 2017
    Best Answer: Sorry I have no idea I'm not sure about those other products you mentioned . Sorry I couldn't be any assistance
    Reply · Report · Samual p on Mar 13, 2017
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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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    The unit comes with a black box with a fuse. Is this box just a fuse box or do you think it might be some kind of a dc/dc converter which boosts the voltage, say up to 16V ? I know that the amplifier from Texas Instruments which is inside this radio can operate at 24V max. It's hard to believe that a box this size has just a small fuse in it, thus my question.Thanks.
    pieronek on Apr 11, 2017
    Best Answer: That is the amp as far as I remember. Installed 3 of those and my impression has always been that that was an external amplifier.
    Reply (1) · Report · Kim Pilkington on Apr 11, 2017
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    I am looking to put the Sony MEX-XB100BT in a 97 Mitsubishi Montero. The Montero has 4 speakers in the front and 2 in the back. The 4 speakers up front are run parallel. I understand that if I keep that configuration and the 4 front speakers are 4 ohm speakers it will equal a 2 ohm load on the amp. Now my question is, if the 2 front channels are running at a 2 ohm load, does that also force the rear channels run at a 2 ohm load or would that require 4 4 ohm speakers in parallel on the 2 rear channels as well?
    denada777 on Jan 5, 2017
    Best Answer: It shouldn't affect the rear for the front speakers is there a crossover.if there isn't a crossover then just run two speakers in the front and two in the rear and if you want a sub then you will need an separate amp just for the sub ...I bought this the same Sony cd player for my son his grand prix it had 9 speakers...we all of them except for two in the front and two in the rear and it sounds a lot better.
    Reply · Report · Samual p on Jan 6, 2017
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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
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