Enjoy wireless Bluetooth® connectivity with NFC to stream music, make hands-free calls and control select smartphone apps directly through your receiver with SongPal. Android users can even control sources and respond to texts or emails by voice. Broaden your listening experience with Pandora® internet radio and SiriusXM connectivity or use the front USB input to connect, control and charge compatible USB devices.
Integrated Bluetooth® technology
Easily take calls and listen to your favorite tunes with Bluetooth® 3.0 technology.1
The receiver can simultaneously connect up to two compatible devices and choose between hands free phone access, phonebook access or audio streaming.
One-touch listening with NFC
Enjoy simplified Bluetooth® connectivity with Near Field Communications (NFC) technology.1
Align compatible devices and touch NFC logos to: activate Bluetooth®, pair devices, and stream music. When done, align and touch the NFC logos to disconnect.
SongPal App for intuitive remote control3
Available for both Android and compatible iOs devices. The SongPal app lets you use your smartphone or tablet as a convenient system remote.3
It can even access, select, and playback the music files stored on your compatible device.
2-Zone Dynamic Color Illuminator® with Sound Synchronization
Experience up to 35,000 different color variations as they pulse in time to the beat, with the new two-zone Dynamic Color Illuminator. You can also customize your own double line LED display to create the right atmosphere for your drive.
CD-R/RW/USB playback supports MP3/ WMA/ AAC/ WAV/ FLAC7
Multi-format playback lets you play your MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV or FLAC files from a CD-R/RW or an MSC/MTP compatible USB device.7
SiriusXM Satellite radio ready4
The on-board SiriusXM connector simplifies satellite radio installation by eliminating compatibility issues and providing direct connection to the latest platform of tuners.4
Bluetooth® Auto Pairing for iPhone®/iPod®
Connect an iPhone/iPod with iOS5 or later installed via the USB port and automatically pair Bluetooth easily.
Siri Control for hands-free control of your iOs device
With Siri Eyes Free, iPhone users can manage everything from calls, texts and music to social media notifications without ever having to take their eyes off the road. Tell Siri to make a hands-free call, compose a text message, or select and play music, so you can multi-task safely.5
Front USB w/ High-Charge for iOs & MSC/MTP USB devices8
Connect control & charge your Walkman®, iPod®, iPhone®, Android, Blackberry®, or other compatible USB device while accessing your digital music files via the front USB input. You can also view metadata like song title and artist on the front display. The front USB port provides up to 1 amp maximum output for charging your portable devices.8
Works with Pandora (iOs and Android)
Pandora® is the leading internet radio service, giving people music they love anytime, anywhere, through personalized radio stations.2
The receiver provides complete access to your Pandora account using your iPhone®, Android or Blackberry® phones.
Advanced sound with EQ10, MEGA BASS, and digital HPF/LPF crossovers
The new Advanced Sound Engine includes adjustable EQ10 equalizer, selectable slope LPF/HPF crossovers, Listener Position calibration (Time Alignment), Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) to improve digital music playback, Advanced Auto Volume to balance source signals, Clear Audio+ & Rear Bass Enhancer to deliver an amazing listening experience.
DSEE and ClearAudio+ technology deliver rich sound
Two Sony-unique technologies for improved audio. DSEE revitalizes and extends the audio frequency response commonly lost in the compression process for natural sound quality.Sonys sound expertise frees you from the tedious audio equalizer fine-tuning. Simply activate ClearAudio+ mode to automatically optimize the balance of frequencies with one touch.
2-Volt front, rear, and sub RCA preamp outputs
When youre ready to expand your system, the receiver delivers 2 volt RCA pre-amp outputs for external front, rear and subwoofer amplifiers. The adjustable subwoofer level control also lets you dial in the bass when youre ready to pump it up.
Subwoofer direct connection capable
Subwoofer direct mode enables a hassle-free subwoofer connection without an external amplifier by using the rear speaker outputs for power. You set the low pass crossover, slope and phase, and you are ready to rock.
AM/FM Tuner with RDS
The AM/FM Tuner provides 18 FM presets and 12 AM presets. The RDS feature displays broadcast information when listening to compatible AM/FM stations.
Steering wheel control ready input
This receiver is compatible with aftermarket remote control adapters designed to utilize the vehicles existing, primary radio controls directly from the steering wheel.6
The 1/8 rear panel mounted remote input jack allows for simple connectivity.
External hands free mic supplied
The included external hands-free microphone and integrated echo and noise canceling circuitry assure your conversations are clear.
Convenient wireless remote supplied
Control your receiver with the included wireless card remote (RM-X231).