Boss 506UA

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General Features:

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

Playback and Audio Features:

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

Expandability Options:

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


Second Depth
The second depth is used only when the box is slanted or angled. This value is the top measurement and it is measured in inches.
The front-to-rear depth of the item, in inches. If the item is angled or slanted, this value is the bottom measurement.
The height of the item, measured from top to bottom, in inches.
The width of the item from left to right (side-to-side) measured in inches.
Color of handle.

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
90 days
Labor Warranty Duration
90 days
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Why did you choose this?
Sonic Electronix Store
Has everything we were looking for, Aux in, USB, and CD Player!
Denise Michelle W on May 8, 2017
because this is very economic and chip product.
Danilo S on Apr 30, 2017
Needed to replace my radio. Don't need a bunch of bells and whistles
Philip J H on May 2, 2017
Best item found with desired features for reasonable cost
Amy L on Apr 29, 2017
what door speakers should I buy for this receiver?
Ken M on Feb 27, 2015
Best Answer: Hello Ken,

Any speakers will get the job done. The 17w per channel from this headunit is a very common figure, and will suffice to run any set of speakers. Look up the sizes your vehicle needs and go from there. =]
Reply · Report · Customer SStaff on Feb 28, 2015
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Does this have satellite?
Mary B on Jul 5, 2016
Best Answer: No.... but the sound via the pre existing nissan sentra speakers (2004) is absolutely tremendous - great separation between the front and rear speakers.
Reply · Report · COLIN M B on Jul 5, 2016
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Will I need extra equipment to install this in my 1996 Ford F 150?
KateAdams on Jan 24, 2016
Best Answer: You will need a dash kit and wire harness adapter for your specific vehicle. Sonic electronics usually includes this for free with your aftermarket head unit provided you specified your vehicle when you ordered it. At least they always have for me in the past. If I were you I would give them a call just to make sure. Also if you live close to their warehouse (Valencia, ca) you can will call it an pick it up there. That way you don't have to worry about them forgetting to include the wire harness adapter and dash kit.
Reply · Report · Craig M on Jan 24, 2016
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Will I need any extra cover plates or brackets to install in 2006 jeep wrangler?
Robert G on Dec 5, 2015
Best Answer: I have a 2002 PT Cruiser. Not familiar with Jeep Wranglers plates or brackets. I did not need a cover plate or bracket. I had an aftermarket radio before. Just used the slot of the old radio for the new one. Sorry, good luck.
Reply · Report · Z I on Dec 6, 2015
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Do you have the CD changer that goes with this Radio ? I would like both. Boss 506UA.
Jack W on May 4, 2017
Best Answer: Hi Jack,

We aren't aware their being a CD Changer for this headunit. In fact, the connections on the back of the headunit suggest there isn't anything you can extend from it. Further, CD Changers are considered obsolete.
Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on May 5, 2017
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does this unit control any cd changer?
jimmy r on Jul 2, 2016
Best Answer: Well it is a CD player, if you are speaking of a stock 5 disc cd changer that is separate in you car I sincerely doubt it. Getting any after market head unit to control factory equipment such as an equalizer or cd changer is virtually impossible or at least I have never found something that did. My advise would be to ditch the cd changer and download the music to your phone. Buy a name brand head unit with decent reviews such as pioneer, Sony etc. and make sure it comes Bluetooth enabled so you can stream your music wirelessly from your cellphone. Boss is a bottom of the barrel company, I don't recommend their product (any of them).
Reply · Report · Craig M on Jul 2, 2016
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is it compatible with my F150 dashboard???
A shopper on Nov 10, 2015
Best Answer: Simply add the headunit to your cart, enter your vehicle information when prompted, and allow the accessories to be added along with the headunit. Said accessories is what is needed to properly install the headunit.
Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on Nov 11, 2015
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Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: Boss 506UA