- Size (LWH): 10.2 inches, 9.5 inches, 4.4 inches
Sony CDXGT550UI MP3/WMA/AAC Player CD Receiver (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- One-year limited warranty
- Includes front panel auxiliary input, USB port, iPod control; SAT-/HD-ready
- 4 x 52 watts maximum power with 2V front and rear/sub preamp outputs with HPF/LPF crossovers
- AM/FM radio, CD, CD-R/RW, MP3/WMA/AAC, USB, iPod receiver
- Single-line white LCD display with black background; selectable green/blue key illumination
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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.
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.
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 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
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.Read more ›
HIGHLY recommend this unit. I'm sure others are just as good, but I bought this one and it works perfectly.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this to put in my wife's '94 Miata. Was a perfect fit. I choose this one because it changes to green as well which is what her interior color is. Read morePublished 8 months ago by LastRed
Still using this head in my 2005 Scion TC. It was easy to install and works really well. My only complaint is that the interface is a little tricky to navigate.Published 9 months ago by David Dennis
One of my few Amazon disappointments. For the first year it worked well after that the button froze and based on my research, it is a common complaint. Please avoid this product. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Chil
I have been using it for over a year and love it.
With the remote, it is easy to change music.
Works great when the factory radio in the Camry went out, put this in. Been in the car for a couple years, no problems. USB works great for MP3s. Sounds great.Published 16 months ago by Modern Talleyrand
Great little radio. Does everything and has lasted a long time.Published 23 months ago by weezerwil
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