Boss 610UA

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


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General Features:

  • In-Dash Digital Media, AM/FM, MP3, USB Receiver
  • Blue illuminated button lighting
  • Power Output:
    • Peak: 50 watts x 4 channels
  • CD text information 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:

  • AM/FM tuner with 18FM/12AM presets
  • Electronic Shock Protection (ESP)
  • 8GB SD Card reader for (audio and video) playback

Expandability Options:

  • 2 Sets of 2V preamp outputs (front, rear and subwoofer)
  • 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.

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.

Motorized Faceplate
Some in-dash car stereos feature a motorized faceplate that moves to expose a CD or DVD slot. This is a convenient feature that allows the front display to be larger and easier to read. The positioning of the monitor gives you control over the angle you would like to view information on the stereo.
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.

50 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.
2 Pairs (Front and Rear)
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.
2 volts
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.

Dot-Matrix 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.

Light Blue
CEA-2006 Compliant
Amplifiers that have been tested to meet specific standards. When a car amplifier meets these standards, you can be sure that it will be able to produce the amount of power specified by the official CEA-2006 rating. Usually, these rating consist of the following items:
  • RMS Power
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio

This rating applies to both external car amplifiers, as well as the amplifiers inside of in-dash stereos.


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.
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

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.
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.
A2DP Music Streaming
The Advanced Audio Distribution Profile will wirelessly stream music and other audio from an A2DP compatible device.
CD Changer Controls
This feature signifies whether or not the receiver has the ability to control a CD Changer. If a receiver supports this function, it is usually compatible with a same-brand CD changer without the need for an extra adapter.
Memory Card Reader
Whether or not the receiver has a built-in input for removable memory cards such as SD (Secure Digital) cards or MMC (Multimedia) cards.
SD Card

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
3 years
Labor Warranty Duration
3 years
Warranty Provider

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

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Average Attribution Rating


Hsv. AL

Not a good deal.

August 25, 2015

I bought this radio thinking it would be perfect for my truck. All I needed it for was to play and charge my iPhone. I plugged my iPhone into the radio and it keeps saying no data on the radio and will not play my music so I swapped out the cord and still no change. So I tried with another newer iPhone 6 and a new cord and it still didn't work. It will charge with no problem,it just won't let me play music from them. It does not pickup radio stations that my stock radio from 1996 could. I would rather light a $20 bill on fire than buy this radio again.

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Valparaiso, indiana


November 6, 2015

Great product great service overall great company thanks for everything

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Stafford, Texas

Very pleased with this radio

September 29, 2015

I wanted an inexpensive radio for an old Jeep Wrangler, and didn't need a CD player. This one filled the bill to a 'T'. While the installation instructions were almost totally inadequate, it was not a problem to figure it out and installation went smoothly. I was particularly interested in having a 'lighted face so that the station numbers were lit instead of being backlit lcd and therefor very hard to read. This radio is brightly lit and easy to use. It also has bigger station select buttons which is also a plus in a bouncy Jeep. Overall, I'm very pleased with this purchase.

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Yakima, WA

The Boss 610 ua

September 28, 2015

I would recommend the Boss 610 UA for several reasons.
1 st Great Value, 2nd ease of installation, 3 rd Great sound.
4 it has the ability to connect you MP3 and cell phone.
The unit on a scale of 1 to 10 is a 10. I would buy the unit
again if I needed it.

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Lucky Blue

Howard Ohio


October 12, 2015

This is a great little radio....I bought this to replace my old one in my Honda civic. Its bright blue looks cool,and it plays great...

The only draw back is you cant see the clock unless its night time ..
other then that..I would say its a good radio for the price.

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Goshen, IN

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Cheap Replacement for Old Truck

February 15, 2016

I was having issues with my original stock radio on my '99 F150, so I found this one that was noted to be compatible for my truck and cheap, just what I wanted because I'm planning on getting rid of the truck (old radio was not shutting off and draining the battery). I didn't realize (being mechanically challenged and not doing this sort of thing regularly) that this radio wouldn't fit the opening in my truck and would leave gaps. Other than that, it appears to be working just fine as I have had it installed for about a month.

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Laramie Wy

Solid Product

April 13, 2017

Basic but good, no problems yet but haven't had it very long. The light is a little bright when driving after dark but a solid product.

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Suamico, WI

enough bang for the buck

April 6, 2017

Fairly easy hook up. Plays decent and set is easy,too.

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It was okay

September 30, 2016

Very cheap equipment. After two days of use only half of the screen would show. Overall, I'd give it a three star.

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Scott, la.

Great review

June 10, 2016

I love everything about the radio system that I purchased for my accord. Everything from placing the order to receiving it and installing it. I love the sound and I really was surprised at the high quality for such a low price. I will definitely buy more.

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Blackstone, VA

its alright i recon

May 4, 2016

this thing is alright, but great for the price, the screen is brightly lit and easy to read bluetooth works good, i dont use an aux cord, charger works, i just dont like that it doesnt have an rca specificly for bass but 2 rcas is plenty

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Aurora co


March 11, 2016

Pros: you get what you paid for, looks nice
Cons: volume is not accurate.

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because once I put in my make and model of my car every thing I pick will tell me if its compatible with my car..i love it and you get extra stuff free with some of your items.. what's not to love and the price is the best around..
linda w on Mar 17, 2017
price, and sound quality
Richard P on Feb 19, 2017
Price and reviues
ernest C on Mar 15, 2017
good price and comes with harness
Alfonso H on Jan 30, 2017
I've got a '97 Mercury Marquis w/a 7 3/4" x 4 1/2" opening. What size is this box?
Ken E on Dec 8, 2016
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How do I get a mounting kit compatible with this receiver?
Bryan C on Jul 25, 2015
Best Answer: Hello Bryan,

There is no such thing as a kit that is 'compatible' with a given receiver. Dash Kits are intended to be vehicle specific, and need to be made to fit a receiver if - for some reason - it does not fit.
Reply (1) · Report · Rick MStaff on Jul 25, 2015
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Does it come with the cords for installation?
A shopper on Sep 11, 2015
Best Answer: The unit comes with a set of chords. However you have to cut and re-crimp the wires to the existing wires in your vehicle unless you purchase a wiring harness that does it all for you. I would suggest buying the harness. It's around $10 and saves a lot of time and effort.
Reply · Report · Daniel W on Sep 11, 2015
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does this unit have blue tooth?
A shopper on Sep 30, 2015
Best Answer: No it does not
Reply · Report · Dave W on Sep 30, 2015
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Will this work in a 1998 Toyota Corolla without 4 speakers?
johnny on May 24, 2016
Best Answer: I'm not a radio electronics expert, but seems like you just hook up the speakers you have. If you have two, you will just have side to side balance, not front to back fade. I'm very happy with this radio, installed in my 1995 Jeep Wrangler.
Reply · Report · Mr Charles M on May 24, 2016
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Is it easy to install in a Mecedes 230 silk convertible ?
Jacqueline I on Feb 28, 2017
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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.

Product Name: Boss 610UA