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Sony CDXGT550UI MP3/WMA/AAC Player CD Receiver (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • AM/FM radio, CD, CD-R/RW, MP3/WMA/AAC, USB, iPod receiver
  • 4 x 52 watts maximum power with 2V front and rear/sub preamp outputs with HPF/LPF crossovers
  • Single-line white LCD display with black background; selectable green/blue key illumination
  • Includes front panel auxiliary input, USB port, iPod control; SAT-/HD-ready
  • One-year limited warranty
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight4 pounds
Product Dimensions10.2 x 9.5 x 4.4 inches
Item model numberCDXGT550UI
Warranty1 Year Limited Warranty
  
Additional Information
ASINB0042X96II
Best Sellers Rank #57,530 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight4 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableAugust 15, 2010
  
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Sony
  • Model: CDXGT550UI
  • Warranty: 1 Year Limited Warranty

Product Description

Product Description

Sony CDXGT550UI MP3/WMA/AAC Player CD Receiver with iPod Direct Control via USB

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The Xplod CDX-GT550UI by Sony lets you play music from a variety of sources with superior sound quality. Connect, charge, and control your iPod, iPhone, Walkman player or other compatible digital music players with USB 1-Wire, an innovative feature that also displays song title, artist and track data.

The Xplod CDX-GT550UI by Sony lets you play music from a variety of sources with superior sound quality. Click to enlarge.

Explosive Sound

Detachable Face With Front Auxiliary Input
The easy-to-read single line LCD display shows clock, station ID and track data when playing back your digital MP3/WMA/AAC files. The front auxiliary input lets you connect almost any portable audio device to your car's sound system.

MP3/WMA/AAC Playback
Multi-format playback lets you play your MP3, WMA, or AAC songs. Hear digital music files in their original vibrancy with DM+ (Digital Music Plus), a Sony codec enhancer that reproduces detailed frequencies from compressed audio files.

Front USB 1-Wire
Connect, charge, and control your iPod, iPhone, Walkman player or other compatible USB devices via the USB 1-Wire jack in the front of the unit. You can also view metadata like song title and artist on the front display.

Intuitive Search Features
The Quick-BrowZer feature lets you search and select songs by category, including artist, album, genre, or playlist. Jump Mode gets you closer to the song you want by fast forwarding through the music categories in 10 percent increments.

Choose from green or blue key illumination to complement your vehicle's lighting.

Includes full-function remote control.

ZAPPIN track sampling search
The ZAPPIN feature lets users play music samples in 6, 9, or 30-second clips until you find the song you're looking for.

Passenger Control
Passenger Control lets your co-pilot control the music playing from your iPod device via connected USB 1-Wire, and as they scan through your music, artist and album information is conveniently shown on the receiver display.

Satellite/HD Radio Ready
The Satellite and HD Radio ready feature lets users connect and control your optional Satellite and HD Radio tuners to the integrated Sony Bus system to receive broadcast signals, providing device control directly from the receiver's front panel.

Advanced Sound Engine
The Advanced Sound Engine uses EQ7 equalizer, adjustable LPF/HPF crossovers, Listener Position calibration, DM+ advanced sound restoration, Rear Bass Enhancer, and Dynamic Loudness volume leveler to create an ideal in-car listening environment.

RCA Outputs for External Amplifiers
When you're ready to expand your system, the CDX-GT550UI offers front and selectable rear or subwoofer preamp RCA outputs for external amplifiers. Set the built in electronic HPF/LPF crossovers to improve sound quality and reduce system distortion.

Wireless Card Remote
Control your Xplod CD receiver while keeping your eyes on the road with the included wireless card remote (RM-X151).

Blue or Green Key Illumination
Selectable Blue or Green key illumination helps complement the existing vehicle dash lighting so you locate buttons quickly during evening playback.

What's in the Box

CDX-GT550UI Receiver, Remote Control, Sleeve/Trim Ring, Wiring Harness, Installation Hardware, User's Manual, Installation Manual


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Awesome sound quality!
T Johnson
Powers speakers and subs good as well!!
Duckslayer157
Looks nice, works great.
randym

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By nick8night on November 9, 2010
I'm quite happy with the unit after a couple days. Surprised at how well it integrates with my iPhone (3GS) for music. It has two modes for using with iPhone, the default is it blanks the IPOD on the phone and you get full IPOD control on the deck (browse by artist-album-song). If you prefer you can set to 'passenger' mode which turns on the ability to control songs from the iPhone rather than the deck. Pandora works. You can navigate and do whatever you want on the phone while playing music through the deck; something two different 'geeks' at BB told me it couldn't do. Charges iPhone good. Cons - Silly triple beep I can't figure out how to turn off when ignition turns off, supposed to remind you to remove the faceplate - sheesh. No simple bass/treble adjustment for the wife, have to adj EQ from what I can tell.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Michael on March 16, 2011
I consider myself an audiophile and am very particular about how my music sounds. When my quad cab truck with premium Infinity system blew 3 speakers, I replaced them with Polk db 6.5's and finished the job by replacing the factory receiver with this Sony unit (and wired it to bypass the factory amp). I am very pleased with the results.

Sound:

The sound quality is excellent, the best of any aftermarket car stereo I have installed in my vehicles (I'm on number 7 which have included Pioneer, Aiwa, JVC, Alpine & Kenwood). The out of the box "flat" EQ with no additional digital functions enabled sounded Ok, however, where this unit shines is in it's ability to tailor the sound to your environment. Once I adjusted the 7 band EQ to my preferences, turned on the DM+ to cleanup the compression, and setup the listener positioning DSP the result was truly stunning. On top of all that, it also has an RBE (rear bass enhancer) option which cuts the high frequencies to your rear speakers (effectively turning them into subs) and removing the muddy reflections that rear speakers produce for front seat listeners.

Additionally, the amp has plenty of volume/power for my setup and progresses smoothly up the dial with minimal distortion or frequency walk.

USB:

The USB input worked flawlessly. I loaded up a memory stick, inserted it, and the unit parsed all the artist,track & album information quickly. Tracks were easy to locate via the Browse button. The files played flawlessly (and sounded great, see the DM+ feature).

Ease Of Use:

Menus were logical and easy to navigate and follow the latest trend of sticking all settings under the volume control button.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 5, 2011
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The building block for my son's '06 Mustang audio system. This allows him to control iPod either thru the radio or via the iPod using the USB input. Also, flash/thumb USB drives plug right in and all music info reads out. (So, if you didn't decide to give in to the iPod craze, you can just use a cheap USB portable flash drive to transport thousands of songs without all the iPod bells and whistles. Of course, my son had to have the iPod-while I use the less expensive manner in my Wrangler, which is similarly outfitted with the same Sony/Infinity/MTX setup). This aftermarket unit has been great-it picks up distant FM stations, has enough power to drive the aftermarket speakers cleanly without perceptable distortion, separate controls for treble,midrange,bass + separate subwoofer out control, USB input, a front Aux mini jack input for other MP3 devices. Two different selectable colors for the face illumination to match your vehicle. I gave it a five because I've had this model in my own vehicle for quite awhile before getting the same for my son's and it has been an excellent choice and inexpensive upgrade.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By D. Warren on December 14, 2010
Easy to use and navigate. Sounds darn good with a set of new Sony 6x9's. FAR louder and clearer than stock stereo in my Ram truck. My stock CD player broke, and I bought this so I'd NEVER need a CD again. I put all my tunes on my 4Gig Thumb Drive and I'm good to go. Plug it in, and navigate your way, rather easily through your folders on your thumb drive. The draw back is, I haven't found how to FF or RW a playing song. But, I didn't read the manual yet either. :)

HIGHLY recommend this unit. I'm sure others are just as good, but I bought this one and it works perfectly.

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-Darin
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By STEVEN L JOHNSON on September 2, 2011
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Received the SONY CDXGT550UI two days ago. Good think I hooked it up to test it before installing it permanently.
CD player could not read any type of disk. SONY Tech Support was no help. I wasted a half hour on the phone and the tech kept insisting it was wired up wrong even though the radio and USB port with a thumb drive full of MP3s worked properly. She wanted me to take it to a commercial installer. You could tell she was reading everything off a computer screen and had no knowledge of electronics or car radios. She told me I could return it for repair and it would take one to two weeks. I'd go buy a Kenwood before doing that.
Called J&R who I purchased it from through Amazon and they offered to replace it as soon as they received the defective one back. Phone call took two minutes tops. I'll update this as soon as I get a working unit.

UPDATE: Received the replacement unit quickly (thank you J&R) and installed with no problems. Replacement works fine. Have no problem navigating around the menus and buttons. Sound is good and it has no problem reading any MP3 CDs or an 8Mb thumb drive full of MP3s (which I will use mostly). The remote comes in handy as this is installed in the back of my camper and not the dash. Only problem is the remote turns the unit off but you have to go to the unit to turn it back on. Should not a problem if it's installed in a dash.
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