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Dual XDM6820 In-Dash CD/MP3/WMA Receiver

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Standard Packaging
  • Electronic Detachable Face
  • Detachable Face
  • Compatible with CD-R/RW discs and MP3/WMA files burned to disc
  • Radio tuner compatible with European frequencies; 30 presets (18 FM, 12 AM)
  • 1.0 DIN chassis; import ISO/DIN mountable; electronic detachable face
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Technical Details

Product Packaging: Standard Packaging
  • Brand Name: Dual Electronics
  • Model Number: XDM6820
  • Device Type: CD/MP3/WMA Receiver
  • Manufacturer Warranty Description: 1 year parts and labor

Product Description

Product Packaging: Standard Packaging

Product Description

200W AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA Receiver


Here's what many folks have been waiting for: Great connectivity and power at an affordable price. The Dual XDM6820 delivers the goods with pre-amp outputs, a unique "iPlug" adapter for a line-in connection, plus an impressive internal amplifier (50 watts x4, 18 watts RMS) that will put some serious kick in your car audio experience. Add all this to an AM/FM tuner and a CD player with MP3/WMA compatibility and you're all set to roll with great sound.

The XDM6820's large, rotary control knob makes it easy to make quick system adjustments, while an easy-to-read black and white LCD display keeps you informed of levels, CD track info and time of day. The unit's faceplate is also detachable for added security. Five automatic equalizer settings (Pop, Jazz, Classic, Beat, and Rock) make it easy to quickly tailor the unit's sound to match your musical tastes. In addition to volume, you can also manually set bass, treble, loudness, fader and balance.

The XDM6820's CD player is CD-R/RW compatible, so your entire library of CDs can be played back. The player also features an anti-shock mechanism that helps keep the tunes rolling when the road gets rough. Meanwhile, a three-beam laser pickup and one bit digital/analog converter provide crystal-clear audio. Available CD functions include last position memory, random/repeat/intro modes, pause and a high-speed audible track search. When it comes time to toss in an MP3/WMA encoded CD, the XDM6820 is ready to go. In addition to the same track navigation features as the CD player, the player offers alphanumeric track search and display of MP3 ID3 tags. And last but not least, a keyless CD eject button lets you spit out your CDs when the car is not on.

The tuning section offers 30 station presets (18FM/12AM), plus compatibility with US and European track spacing. Other features include auto station store, preset scan, one-touch memory, auto stereo/mono. manual tuning, seek tuning and scan.

Dual has obviously designed the XDM6820 for enhanced connectivity and ease of installation. The 1.0 DIN chassis is import ISO and DIN mountable. A pair of pre-amp outputs allows you to connect the player to an amplifier or amplified subwoofer, while a pair of auxiliary RCA inputs on the rear of the unit can be connected to the included iPlug adapter, a small box with a mini-jack input that can be installed anywhere in your car. This unique attachment makes it easy to plug in an iPod or other digital audio player for playback through the car stereo.

Note: Professional installation is recommended for this product.

What's in the Box
XDM6820 head unit, wiring harness and antenna, mounting plate, iPlug adapter, trim ring, mounting hardware, installation and user guide.

Product Information

Product Packaging: Standard Packaging
Technical Details
Item Weight4.9 pounds
Product Dimensions10.8 x 8.5 x 4.8 inches
Item model numberXDM6820
Chassis SizeFull-DIN
Warranty1 year parts and labor
Technical Specification
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Shipping Weight4.9 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Date First AvailableJuly 6, 2005
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Customer Reviews

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88 of 89 people found the following review helpful By Recurring Dream VINE VOICE on July 18, 2005
Package Type: Standard Packaging Verified Purchase
This stereo is the XDM6820 by Dual. It's a car stereo that has a detachable face. It plays CDs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs, and CDs onto which you have burned mp3 or Windows Media audio files. It also comes with a mini stereo plug (the "iPlug") that lets you play your iPod or any other external music source (laptop, portable DVD player, whatever) through your car stereo.

Anyone who has an iPod (or similar music player) knows that playing it in your car is a nightmare. You have to either use an FM transmitter which sounds tinny and gets interference, or use a cassette adapter - but who has a tape deck in their car these days? So this unit solves your problems by letting you input your iPod directly into the stereo. All you need is a 3.5mm mini stereo cable connector (male to male - basically like the end of your earphone jack but the same on both ends). This cable is NOT included here but you can pick it up at any radioshack or similar store for a few bucks.

I'm very impressed with this unit, it has lots of high-end features for a pretty low price. I managed to install it myself but you can have it professionally installed if you're not technically minded. It should fit in any car with a wire harness adapter and a dashboard kit, both available from most big department stores for every car type. The iPlug can be screwed on your dashboard somewhere or can be stuck on with the provided tape. Or you can just leave it loose on your glove compartment.

It has 30 radio presets, 5 equaliser settings, and has electronic skip protection to stop your music skipping on bumpy roads. A really neat feature is that if you have an mp3/wma CD stuffed with music, it will display the title of the song and artist on the bright blue display.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Mark Goldberg on July 21, 2006
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OK, I'm really picky, and would never consider a low-end unit for myself. I got this because of the great reviews to replace a car stereo in our old minivan that is mostly for shuttling the kids, and my wife who can't tell the difference between a tin-can with a string attached and a $1000+ setup. So, although I wanted something better than a $30 rig from WalMart, I didn't actually care if it was only one notch up from that.

Boy was I blown away by the quality of this unit! So blown away that I ordered a second unit and replaced my $500+ Eclipse head unit that was in my car... Really! The sound is equal to my $500 unit - the max sound level output is also high, and the unit looks really nice. The antiskip (big deal where I live) is a million times better than my Eclipse was - that plus the iplug closed me out. The only downgrade I sufered swapping from my Eclipse was the brand logo.

If you buy this unit, you will not be sorry. I think it is, without a doubt, the best value purchase I've bought in a LOOOOOONG time... They could easily sell this for three times the price and it would be priced properly. (Did I mention I make my living pricing electronics??)

If you're shopping around right now, just stop, buy this, and spend the rest of the time doing something you enjoy. You will never find anything this good under $150. Even a used unit on ebay you won't be able to match $80 for this quality.

PS - the brightness thing is NOT as big a deal as some would make you think. I live in rural Hawaii - there is zero ambient light at night, and I have no issue with this causing a distraction (actually, it looks cool!)
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By gizmo_guy on June 2, 2005
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Yay! I've had an iPod for about four months and finally got some music out of it. Not because of the iPod, but because I only had a FM transmitter (Belkin Tunecast II). As probably everyone knows by now, FM transmitters are $40 tangles of frustration.

After many hours of research, I went out and got this XDM6820 receiver because it was the ONLY car MP3 player one out there that had an aux input and a sub output, in this price range. I had it professionally installed and am now the proud owner of a '05 Matrix that plays CDs, MP3 CDs, iPod, my friend's iRiver AND can play audio out of any dvd player or laptop.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By R. Michelson on January 27, 2006
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I was really torn over whether to buy this after reading some of the reviews here. I eventually did buy it and I am quite happy with it.

- Yes, it is bright, but it doesn't bother me or my wife near as much as it bothers others here.

-Yes, the buttons are small. I don't wear mittens in the car, so...

- I think the sound is pretty good; it is certainly better than the stock stereo that came with my Toyota. Then again, I am NOT an audiophile, but I do have a bit of a palate. The whole reason I bought this is because all the other options for using my iPod with the existing stereo sounded horrible. This one sounds great. So, does it "lack bass" and is it "hollow" sounding? Not to my ears, but maybe I haven't heard some of the absolute top end decks.


- The one thing I've noticed that has been written about here is FM radio reception. My radio reception dropped considerably when compared to the stock unit I had before. I really don't use FM radio much, but some people might.
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