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Sony DSX-M55BT

Marine digital media receiver with Bluetooth® (does not play CDs)

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Sony's DSX-M55BT digital media receiver is made for marine use, so you can enjoy all your favorite tunes when...

Sony's DSX-M55BT digital media receiver is made for marine use, so you can enjoy all your favorite tunes when...

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About the Sony DSX-M55BT

A seaworthy Sony

Sony's DSX-M55BT digital media receiver is made for marine use, so you can enjoy all your favorite tunes when you're out on your boat. Built-in Bluetooth® and a handy front USB input give you plenty of ways to play your digital music, while the coated circuit board, UV-resistant front panel, and anti-glare display ensure reliable performance for seasons to come.

A seaworthy Sony

Sony's DSX-M55BT digital media receiver is made for marine use, so you can enjoy all your favorite tunes when you're out on your boat. Built-in Bluetooth® and a handy front USB input give you plenty of ways to play your digital music, while the coated circuit board, UV-resistant front panel, and anti-glare display ensure reliable performance for seasons to come.

Bluetooth® convenience and more

The integrated Bluetooth offers Simple Secure Pairing, so you'll be streaming music and taking calls on the built-in microphone in no time. You can also plug your iPod®, iPhone®, Android™ smartphone, or other device into the front USB port and play MP3 or WMA files while charging the device. The display shows song title and artist info, then gives you caller ID when you get a call.

SiriusXM satellite radio

You can also add a SiriusXM satellite radio tuner (not included, requires subscription). Satellite radio offers an unparalleled variety of music, news, sports, and talk, and your favorite channels will stay with you, even when you're miles offshore. No wonder it's a feature more and more boaters are looking for.

Get the sound you want

The DSX-M55BT features a built-in Dynamic Reality Amp that's designed to produce plenty of power without noise or distortion. You can also customize the sound to suit your musical tastes using the built-in 5-band equalizer. If you like bass-heavy music, Sony's Mega Bass really brings the beat. And the 2-volt rear-channel and subwoofer RCA preouts will come in handy when you expand your system in the future.

Remote-ready

You'll also enjoy plenty of control options with the DSX-M55BT. The intuitive front panel is easy to learn, but you can use the included remote or a Sony wired remote control (sold separately) when you're away from the receiver.

Installation note: This marine radio is water-resistant, but we recommend mounting it in a water-resistant enclosure or using a cover for best performance.

iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

This marine digital media receiver will not play CDs.

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Product highlights:

    General features:
    • marine digital media receiver with AM/FM tuner (doesn't play CDs)
    • built-in amplifier (17 watts RMS CEA-2006/55 peak x 4 channels)
    • integrated Bluetooth with Simple Secure Pairing
    • plays MP3 and WMA files
    • partially detachable face with low glare LCD display
    • conformal-coated circuit boards resist moisture
    • USB port compatible with iPod®, iPhone®, Android™ smartphone
    Audio features:
    • Dynamic Reality Amp
    • 5-band equalizer with 8 presets
    • Digital Clarity Tuner with Radio Data System (RDS)
    Expandability:
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • compatible with wired external remotes (input on rear)
    • inputs: front USB input, front AUX input
    • outputs: 2-volt rear-channel & subwoofer RCA preouts
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    What's in the box:

    • Marine digital media receiver (10A fuse)
    • Face
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Trim ring (installed)
    • Wiring harness
    • Remote control (RM-X232)
    • CR2025 Lithium battery (installed in remote)
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • 4 Flathead ISO-mount screws
    • Face-fixing screw
    • Aux input rubber plug
    • Operating Instructions (En/Fr)
    • Installation/Connections sheet (En/Fr)
    • Face fixing screw note
    • Important Notice For Dealer
    • "About the supplied cap (AUX)" note

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    Crutchfield customer from Kingwood, TX on 6/25/2019

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    Good Boat Radio.

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    Excellent value

    John from Titus, AL on 6/12/2019

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    Very good stereo for the money. I bought it for the blue tooth feature inner pontoon boat and it works flawlessly. Install is fairly easy, but make sure that you connect directly to a continuous power source. That issue was the only problem that I had in completing the installation.

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    easy install

    Crutchfield customer from Clifton, TX on 6/6/2019

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    very easy install, sounds great, will have to get on the lake to see how it holds up to the weather.

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    Great system for boat!

    Crutchfield customer from Linden , MI on 6/2/2019

    2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

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    Nice unit, plays well, functions on radio are laid out well.

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    Crutchfield customer from Allentown, PA on 5/24/2019

    2007 Harley-Davidson Road Glide

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    Love my new Sony DXS-M55BT. Easy installation in my Harley Davidson Road glide.

    Pros: Crutchfield has awesome help if you have any questions.

    Cons: None

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    Crutchfield customer from Muskegon, MI on 5/15/2019

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    Great unit. Nice features.

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    Good with minor caveat

    Crutchfield customer from Renton, WA on 5/11/2019

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    Unit powers my speakers fine with no external amplifier. Connector pins needed to be tweaked to make better contact. My unit resets when going over choppy waters. Menus reasonably well laid out.

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    Crutchfield customer from Taylorsville, KY on 5/5/2019

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    Awesome

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    Crutchfield customer from Carmine, TX on 4/29/2019

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    Unit sounds great. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

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    Grest unit, great price

    Jon from Howell, NJ on 3/17/2019

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    Just installed this unit into my motorcycle fairing this week..so far it sounds great! I did also install two passive crossivers with two kicker and two polk audio speakers. If you are installing in a motorcycle I definitely recommend putting in crossovers and mixing up your speaker selection-one for bass and ones for highs. Connectivity to my iphone 7plus was super easy and the marine antennae just plugged with ease and gets great reception! I would recomend this unit for any motorcycle, boat or car.

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    Crutchfield customer from Toms River, NJ on 1/20/2019

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    Great radio, compact and easy to use

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    Nate from Grand Haven, MI on 1/7/2019

    2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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    Wired the reciever into my boat, synced my phone for Bluetooth iPhone 7. And everything worked well. Internal amp is powering 6, speakers 6.5" with no problem.

    Pros: Great price, easy installation

    Cons: NA

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    Very nice radio.

    Curtis from Tavernier, FL on 12/18/2018

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    Works perfectly, out of the box. Easy installation, and easy to use, intuitive controls. I'd recommend to friends.

    Pros: Nice sound. Intuitive interface. Easy to install.

    Cons: None

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    Robert from ODESSA on 10/24/2018

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    Very simple install and works great, Display is easy to see in my 2008 Wrangler, Bluetooth works fine.

    Pros: Plays FLAC files, Bluetooth

    Cons: No rear USB port

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    Roland from Miami, FL on 9/23/2018

    2002 Dodge Ram 1500

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    Excellent value.

    Pros: Bluetooth

    Cons: None

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    Great value!

    Rob from Norman, OK on 8/14/2018

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    Best FM reception and the most built-in power for the money. These features are important to me for the stereo in the boat. The lightweight design since it does not play CDs is a big plus, too, and makes mounting much easier.

    Pros: FM reception, built-in power, features, light-weight design

    Cons: Some menu functions are not as intuitive as I'd like, but a reference to the manual figured it out.

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    Good stereo, bad USB design

    Bryan from Niles, MI on 8/12/2018

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    Nice looking stereo and sounds good. The one complaint I have is that the USB cover looks like a latch but is actually a slide. It doesn't take much pressure to snap it right off, so now I'm stuck with a stereo in my boat with a USB port that has no cover. Otherwise it's nice.

    Pros: Looks nice, sounds good, is light weight

    Cons: USB cover snaps off easily if someone attempts to open it wrong

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    Nice Power and Sound

    Crutchfield customer from Waterford, MI on 7/27/2018

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    Great power and sound....small, lightweight chassis makes for easy install. Selecting input could be a little more clear cut, but works great and tuner is excellent.

    Pros: Small, lightweight unit that is easy to install in tight places. Good tuner and power for 6 Kickers.

    Cons: Selecting inputs could be little more clear cut, but once I am used to it, not so bad.

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    Jay from Middletown, DE on 7/1/2018

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    Great product at a great price. My advisor, Aaron was awesome.

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    Michael from Virginia, MN on 6/28/2018

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    Great quality at a very fair price

    Pros: Very easy install

    Cons: None

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    Crutchfield customer from New Ulm, MN on 6/25/2018

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    Easy to use and great sound!

    Pros: Easy Bluetooth

    Cons: None

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    Impressive product for the price

    Eric from West Bend, WI on 5/11/2018

    2011 Ford F-150 FX4

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    I purchased this deck with the auxiliary outputs to go with my 360 watt amplifier to dive two tower speakers and two 12"subs. I'm very happy with the deck so far. I writing this review because you need to spend time going through the sound settings and playing around with it. At first it was pretty good but after tweaking the settings I'm very happy with excellent sound and excellent base, I would definitely recommend.

    Pros: Excellent features for improving sound quality

    Cons: None so far

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    Great unit

    Daniel from Crowley, TX on 4/24/2018

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    Works well in the boat. Plenty of power for the four kicker speakers I have. No problem connecting to Droid or I phone. Good value for the cost.

    Pros: Bluetooth works well

    Cons: Different wiring harness than last generation sony marine radio. I was going it would have the same harness to swap out radio faster. Dropped my last face plate in the water. Still fairly easy to install.

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    Cory from Burton, MI on 4/15/2018

    2006 Harley-Davidson Ultra

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    Great sounding stereo much better quality than the factory Harley Davidson that it replaced on my 06 Ultra CVO. Installation was easy and straight forward. The unit is much smaller in depth than a standard one with a CD player, which created an issue with mounting my aftermarket Cerwin Vega (B-54) amplifier. So I made an aluminum bracket/plate to mount it to and was good to go.

    Pros: Marine grade, awesome EQ setup, easy connecting to my android device.

    Cons: Not knowing/paying attention to the shallow depth of the actual unit when ordering.

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    Crutchfield customer from Kingsland, GA on 3/5/2018

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    Super easy to install, love the features. Done awesome so far!

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    Crutchfield customer from Finleyville, PA on 2/6/2018

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    very good sound and very good price works well in my Harley.

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    Perfect for My Golf Cart!

    Crutchfield customer from Houston, TX on 11/7/2017

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    I purchased this Sony DSX-M55BT to replace an old Sony CDX-M10 in a golf cart. I purchased the new radio for the features, Bluetooth to play music from phone, XM Radio upgrade capacity , a front USB port for charging phone and a remote control. I was hoping that I could swap out the old Sony radio with the new one without rewiring. The connecting pins are different, so I had to rewire, which took about 30 minutes. As I mentioned, I purchased the new radio for the updated features but what I was surprised most about is how much better it sounded using the same speakers. I was also pleased with was how good the XM Radio reception turned out to be in the golf cart.

    Pros: Radio features and great sound.

    Cons: If replacing an old Sony radio it may not be just plug and play but it did have good instructions for wiring.

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    Crutchfield customer from Wildwood, FL on 10/1/2017

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    One word - awesome! Explained exactely what I needed and Crutchfield customer support zeroed in on what I needed. Saved me time and I ended up with a perfect stereo for my golf cart. Love how it works and performs - scans at light speed.

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    After disappointing reviews with other models...

    Steve from Burlingame, CA on 9/14/2017

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    After searching high and low for a reasonably priced, single-DIN marine radio, this one met all my needs and provided a few unexpected bells and whistles, such as the wireless remote. Admittedly, I have only owned it for a few weeks now, but so far so good.

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    Bill from Tappahannock, Va on 7/18/2017

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    Nice unit, small and fits easily into dash. For marine use it needs a constant memory, most boats have battery switches that cut everything off and you lose your memory. BT has to relearn every time.Speaker wires seem very thin for supplying the advertised power.

    Pros: Nice face plate, easy functions

    Cons: no memory for boat use

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    Crutchfield customer from Islip, NY on 6/27/2017

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    It is a good radio, but the wired remote does not provide visual readings. It works, but you don't know which station the radio is tuned to on the remote.

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    Crutchfield customer from Raleigh, NC on 6/17/2017

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    Easy install as well as fictions. Sounds great

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    Ryan from Bay Shore, NY on 5/29/2017

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    So far so good great sound on my boat, just installed this weekend with ease

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    Crutchfield customer from Roseville, CA on 5/25/2017

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    Purchased and installed this in my 2008 Harley to replace the factory Harmon Kardon unit. So far disappointed in the sound. It doesn't compare in quality of sound to my factory stereo. Still trying to figure out all the settings I'll never use and the ones I will use. If it is still giving me trouble after I get back from my upcoming 14 day ride I'll be sending this back don't really like it. Sony really seems to lack when it comes to audio quality. I was hoping for something better.

    Pros: Inexpensive, has external aux jack and USB port on front.

    Cons: Poor sound quality, won't turn off stays on constantly, won't hold equalizer setting, gets stuck on one screen and can't get out, can't adjust equalizer settings, can't adjust bass or treble, crappy instruction owners manual.

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    Mark from Kentucky on 5/23/2017

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    Received this item faster than I expected, Nice stereo for the money! Loaded with features.

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    Crutchfield customer from Los Angeles, CA on 5/8/2017

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    Easy to install. Provides good sounds. Excellent features. No complaints yet.

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    Cons: Could make the wires a bit longer. I'd rather cut the excess, but I found the length to very short.

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    kory from Sioux Falls, SD on 5/5/2017

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    Perfect setup for my motorcycle easy install and great sound.

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    Just get it!

    Jared from Pardeeville, WI on 4/26/2017

    1999 Harley-Davidson Ultra

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    I put this receiver in my Harley Davidson along with a Memphis marine amp, pushing Memphis MClass oversized 6 1/2" speakers. It is fantastic! The Bluetooth works flawlessly, and is controlled by the head unit. Wish I had done this years ago!

    Pros: Works great

    Cons: Wish the illumination color could be changed.

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    Simple install, with terrific sound.

    C-Lou from Conroe, TX on 4/18/2017

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    We were able to install in our boat with a few questions from a very helpful customer support group. Sounds terrific and very pleased with our purchase.

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    Matt from Peachtree City, GA on 4/9/2017

    2006 Toyota Sequoia

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    So far so good. Great head unit for my pontoon. Ton of features for the money. Powers up 4 6.5" Kickers with no problem. Im going to buy another for my golf cart. Thanks!

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    Crutchfield customer from South Carolina on 4/6/2017

    2011 Harley-Davidson Street Glide

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    Bought this stereo to upgrade from stock unit in a 2011 Harley Street Glide.Installation is easy,just follow the instructions!Sound is Great all features this unit has work really well,You will need the handle bar switch control interface mounting kit to retain the use of handle bar switches.

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    Crutchfield customer from Marine City, MI on 2/17/2017

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    Great radio and a great company. I have been buying car stereo stuff from you for over 20 years

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    Pretty Good for Wranglers

    Matthew from Columbus, OH on 1/6/2017

    1999 Jeep Wrangler

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    I bought this to put in a 1999 Jeep Wrangler. The installation was a piece of cake (using the mounting kit and wiring harness Crutchfield supplies). Since there isn't a CD player, the form factor is quite small. It fit with plenty of room to spare. As others have posted, I bought this with hopes the display is easily visible in bright sunlight. I have the hardtop on for winter, so I can't speak to that yet. It did improve the sound quality with the factory speakers. I mainly listen to podcasts from my phone. The Bluetooth integration works great. It was easy to pair. The Bluetooth volume is naturally lower than the standard radio volume. This unit has the ability to adjust an offset of the Bluetooth volume. Now, when I switch from Bluetooth to radio, I don't get a blaring boost in volume. It is consistent across both sources. My only complaint is the brightness of the display at night. I find it to be distracting. It has a display dimmer that lowers the brightness a bit, but not nearly enough. More user control in that area would be nice.

    Pros: Easy fit in dash Bluetooth volume adjustable Visible display

    Cons: Too bright at night

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    Crutchfield customer from St. Louis, MO on 1/2/2017

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    Fantastic radio. The thin plastic lip for adapter was flimsy and broke during installation.

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    Crutchfield customer from SW Ohio on 11/19/2016

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    So far the stereo has met our expectations. Bought it for a Jeep which is often in bright sunlight or damp conditions. The operation of the multifunction vol / menu knob when bouncing around can be a challenge.

    Pros: Hopefully resistant to wet exposure damage. Bright display.

    Cons: Volume adjust when bouncing around is a challenge.

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    Christopher from Ft Worth, TX on 11/10/2016

    2005 Ford F-150

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    Great, easy to use unit.

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    Sony Does It Again!

    Phil W from Bartow, Florida on 10/8/2016

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    Second Sony marine stereo purchase for our ATVS and we are just as impressed the second time around. You won't be disappointed. Easy to use and love the mega bass feature! Plenty of sourcing options and compatible with android! Great price and rocking sounds!

    Pros: Great price, excellent ease of use, durable, mega bass options, many source options

    Cons: None

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    Brian G. from Randolph, NJ on 9/27/2016

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    My primary need was to replace a "marine" cover for a radio/CD player on my boat. My existing radio was 100% operational. The "marine" cover was broken and after searching the options on Crutchfield's website I realized that I should consider upgrading the radio at the same time. My existing radio had a hard wired connect for iPhone, AUX, etc. but I considered that having Blue Tooth capability might be justified. The install space for a radio and cover on my boat is not standard and having had past positive experiences working with Crutchfield, I reached out to a Crutchfield Rep via a chat session. The Rep was professional and knowledge and most importantly to me, "listened" and understood my challenges and requirements. He offered a few options that would work for my application and made it easy for me to decide on the best solution for my needs.

    Pros: The radio and marine cover I chose with his help has met, if not exceeded my expectations.

    Cons: If I had negative constructive criticism I would share it but happily I have nothing to offer :)

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    Lea from Kendallville, IN on 8/27/2016

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    Great quality stereo, replaced old Sony receiver in pontoon that was 14 years old and quit working. Easy to install, took about 30 min. Bluetooth connected easily to all devices, cool feature of having a remote to control stereo functions. The sound is crisp and allows you to set up equalizer for all types of music, I.e. Rock, dance, pop etc.

    Pros: Quality sound, easy to install and simple to connect your devices via Bluetooth.

    Cons: Have to point remote at head unit for it to work.

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    Sandy F from Warsaw, IN on 7/19/2016

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    Very nice high quality marine radio. Works with Bluetooth and Pandora. Sounds great!

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    Nathan D from Baton Rouge,La on 7/18/2016

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    Nice receiver for the price.

    Pros: Bluetooth and remote

    Cons: Does not come in white.

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    Crest III pontoon

    Bassman from Roanoke Rapids, NC on 7/13/2016

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    More details on the Sony DSX-M55BT

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    Features & specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input Front
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Front
    Backup Camera Input No
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic
    Nano 7/6/5
    Touch 6/5/4/3
    iPhone 7+/7/6S+/6S/6+/6/5S/5C/5/SE/4S
    General
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 17 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    Peak Output 55 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 4-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen No
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Screen Size ---
    Display Color White/Black
    Key Button Color Blue
    EQ Bands 5
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 7 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    High-res Playback No

    Product Research

    Marine, Display & Remote Features
    Built-in Bluetooth
    Android & iPhone Integration
    USB & Aux Connectivity
    Pandora+SiriusXM+AM/FM Radio
    Audio Section

    Marine, Display, & Remote Features

    Marine Rated: The Sony DSX-M55BT marine-rated digital media receiver is ready for the marine environment with a UV resistant coating and coated circuit board. The Sony marine receiver is specifically designed to withstand the ASTM G154 test for UV resistance. This means the faceplate is treated to resist fading and discoloring after prolonged exposure to UV light. The marine receiver uses coated circuit boards which safeguards them from the humid marine environment.

    Detachable Face w/ Caution Alarm: The DSX-M55BT features a detachable face for theft prevention. No face case is included with this unit. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can be purchased for this unit. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face non-detachable, if desired. If you turn the ignition switch to the Off position without detaching the front-panel, the caution alarm will sound for a few seconds. The alarm will only sound if the built-in amplifier is used.

    High-Contrast LCD: The head unit's LCD screen has 5x higher contrast than conventional screens, and the optimized viewing angle makes reading easy for drivers. The LCD screen displays source information, clock, station ID, and track data when playing back digital files from your external USB devices.

    • Auto Scroll: The Auto Scroll feature allows long displayed items to scroll automatically across the display when the track is changed on a USB device.
    • Dimmer: The DSX-M55BT feature a dimmer mode to dim the brightness of the display. You can choose from either Dimmer On or Dimmer Off.
    • Sound Synchronization: Synchronized button illumination pulses in time to the beat, or changes with the sound levels of the music track.
    • Display Illumination/Clock Display: Pressing the Source/Off button once will switch sources. Pressing and holding the Source/Off button for one second will turn off audio output, but the clock display and button illumination remain on. To turn the unit off completely, you must press and hold the Source/Off button for two seconds.

    Auto Off: When installing in a vehicle without an accessory power wire at the radio location, you can set the unit to turn off all lighting a set amount of time after you turn the power off. The Auto Off feature can be set to 30 seconds, 30 minutes, 60 minutes, or No.

    Remote Control: The Sony DSX-M55BT comes with an IR wireless remote control and features a SWC input for compatibility with your vehicle's steering wheel controls via a separate adapter (sold separately).

    • IR Remote: The DSX-M55BT comes supplied with an IR remote control for wireless operation of the digital media receiver. The included wireless remote allows you to control the basic functions of the Sony head unit while keeping your eyes on the road.
    • SWC Compatible: The head unit rear-panel 3.5mm wired remote input can also be used to keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately).

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The Sony DSX-M55BT is equipped with built-in Bluetooth (version 3.0), allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.6 (Hands Free Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.3 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.3 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Sony DSX-M55BT.

    Simple Secure Pairing (SSP): With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the Sony receiver without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. The unit also provides NFC pairing for Android and USB pairing for iPhone.

    • Near Field Communication (for Android): Android (OS 4.0+) smartphones that have Near Field Communication (NFC) pair simply by touching the Android device's NFC tag to the head unit's NFC tag on it rotary-knob. For older Android smartphones with earlier operating systems, download the NFC Easy Connect app from Google Play to use the head unit's NFC pairing function.
    • USB Pairing (for iPhone): You can pair your Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+) by simply connecting it to the Sony head unit via USB and activating the Bluetooth function on your Apple device.

    Hands-Free Communication (w/ Integrated Mic): The Sony DSX-M55BT supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled cell-phone. Bluetooth hands-free communication helps to minimize distraction while driving by allowing you to control your mobile phone from the head unit, so you don't have to touch your mobile phone. The controls of the DSX-M55BT can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also features an integrated front-panel microphone (featuring adjustable gain), so you can carry on your side of the conversation while listening to the caller through your vehicles speakers. And thanks to the latest Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.6) with wideband speech capability, the DSX-M55BT provides more natural sound quality and details during wireless calls. During a conversation, you can switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode.

    • Answering Calls: Incoming calls can be answered manually or automatically (between 3-10 seconds) through the Sony head unit, while the ring tone is output from your car speakers and the caller's name or phone number is displayed on the head unit's LCD. Incoming calls can also be rejected if desired.
    • Dialing a Number: Using the DSX-M55BT , you can dial a phone number in one of the following ways.
      • Entering Phone #: Allows you to manually dial a phone number using the unit's control dial.
      • Preset Dial: You can store up to 6 contacts in the preset dial for quick dialing.
      • Phone Book: You can store up to 1,000 contacts in the unit's phone book. Up to a 40 character name can be input for each contact.
      • Call History: The unit will store the last 20 calls, allowing you to select a previous phone number quickly from the list.
      • Voice Dial: You can make a call using the voice tags stored on your connected cellular phone.
      • Redial: Use to easily redial the last number you called.

    Wireless Audio Streaming: The Sony DSX-M55BT digital media receiver supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or audio player, plus song/artist information display. You are able to stream your stored music library on your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, as well as music apps downloaded on your smartphone to the Sony DSX-M55BT for playback. You can control basic playback functions like Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track from the head unit's front-panel. However, advanced music browsing will still need to be done from your Bluetooth mobile device. The head unit will also display your stored music and music app's song information; such as Artist name and Song/Album title (not compatible with all apps).

    Note: When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.

    Siri Eyes Free Control: When paired and connected to an iPhone with Siri via Bluetooth, the Sony DSX-M55BT has the ability to access Siri through its front-panel control and external microphone. Simply activate the "voice dial" function on the DSX-M55BT to engage Siri and use the integrated microphone to communicate with Siri. Siri's voice will heard through your vehicle's speakers. All Siri functions including hands-free calling, music search, setting reminders, text-messaging, audible navigation, and more can be done through the head unit and its microphone. You can ask Siri to get directions to a destination and the turn-by-turn instructions will heard through your vehicle's speakers, while the on-screen map still displays on your iPhone with Siri. The head unit's audio is attenuated while Siri provides audible directions.

    Note: The head unit will only display hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the DSX-M55BT; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).

    Android & iPhone Integration

    Android Connectivity (via MTP): The Sony DSX-M55BT provides playback of stored music files on select Android (OS 4.0+) devices through its front-panel USB MTP-compatible port. You also get basic playback controls (like Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track) from the receiver's front-panel. In addition, you are able to view song/artist information on the receiver's front-panel LCD. Simply connect your compatible Android device with the microUSB-to-USB cable that came with your device. The unit's USB port (1A) will also charge your Android device while connected; the vehicle's accessory key must be set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position.

    Note: During connection, you cannot use your Android smartphone's touchscreen to control music playback and you cannot select music apps from your smartphone for playback. However, you can continue to listen to stored music on your Android smartphone through the head unit while you check your Calendar, Facebook, Texts, etc on your phone.

    USB 1-Wire iPod/iPhone Control: The DSX-M55BT 's front-panel USB port allows you to connect your iPod/iPhone via the included iPod dock or Lightning connector-to-USB cable that comes with your iPod or iPhone (not included with the head unit). This USB 1-Wire for iPod/iPhone connection lets you directly connect, charge, & control select iPod/iPhones via the USB jack on the front of the unit, as well as view metadata like song title & artist name on the front display.

    • Bypass iPod DAC: The USB connection allows your iPod/iPhone's stored music to be loaded instantly to the head unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 24-bit D/A converter (bypassing iPod/iPhone DAC), allowing for a Signal-to-Noise ratio up to 120dB.
    • Music Navigation: You can control your connected iPod/iPhone from the head unit's front-panel or included remote. The Quick-BrowZer feature allows you to browse your iPod/iPhone's music library by Artist, Album, Song, Genre, Playlist, or Podcast from the head unit. The unit also offers Repeat (Track/Album) & Shuffle (Album) playback modes for iPod/iPhone. You can also select "Passenger" mode, to control your Apple device from its own clickwheel or touchscreen.
    • Information Display: The head unit will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information, including - Track #, Elapsed playing time, Song title, Artist name, and Album label.
    • Charging: While connected and the ignition switch is set to ACC or ON, the head unit's USB connection (1A) will power and charge your iPod/iPhone. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then this unit will not recognize it.

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Sony DSX-M55BT is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 2/16/2017):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Pandora Artist/Song Text Track Info Phone Audio Siri
    iPhone
    3GS 6.1.6 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y N Y
    4 7.1.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y N Y
    4S 9.3.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    SE 10.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C5S 10.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6+/6S/6S+ 10.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    7/7+ 10.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch
    3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y N Y
    4th 6.1.6 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y N Y
    5th 10.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    6th 10.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    nano
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y N N N Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y Y N Y Y N N N Y
    7th 1.02PC Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y N Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y N N N Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y N N N Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y N Y Y N N N Y
    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    USB & Aux Connectivity

    Front-Panel USB Port (MSC/MTP compatible): The digital media receiver is equipped with a front-panel USB (type-A) port that can be used for plugging in a USB (MSC) Mass Storage Class or a USB MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) device; such as select Android devices, digital audio players, and thumbdrives or flashdrives. The head unit supports playback of a variety of music files (including MP3, WMA, FLAC) stored on a compatible USB device. You are able to browse and control playback of the compatible files stored on your USB device through the head unit's touchscreen, as well as view song/artist information. USB portable audio devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the receiver's USB port (max. 1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    Compatible Music Files: The Sony DSX-M55BT supports the following types of MP3, WMA, and FLAC files downloaded to a USB MSC/MTP device.

    Media Type USB Storage Device
    File System FAT 12/16/32
    Playable File Types MP3: 8-320kbps; 16-48kHz
    WMA:
    32-192kbp; 32-48kHz
    FLAC:
    16/24-bit; 44.1-48kHz
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 256 folders/256 files
    Tags ID3 tag (version 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA tag, Flac tag

    Display Information: The digital media receiver can display the following ID3/WMA/FLAC-tag information (Track number, Elapsed Playing Time, Song Title, Artist Name, or Album Title).

    Quick-BrowZer: The unit's Quick-BrowZer feature allow you to search for a track on a USB device easily by category (Genre, Artist, Album, or Playlist).

    Jump Mode: Jump Mode gets you closer to the song you want by allowing you to fast forward through a music category in 10% increments.

    Front-Panel Auxiliary Input: A front-panel stereo 3.5mm mini-jack is provided to allow the connection of a portable audio source. Just connect your portable digital music player to this unit, and you can listen to the audio from the portable player through the speakers in your mobile audio system. The volume level of the auxiliary input is adjustable from -8 to +18 dB to compensate for any difference between the unit and your portable device.

    Pandora+SiriusXM+AM/FM Radio

    Pandora Internet Radio: The Sony DSX-M55BT digital media receiver lets you playback and control the Pandora Internet Radio music service that is being streamed to your Apple iPhone or Android smartphone. The Sony DSX-M55BT will also display Artist, Album, & Song information provided by the Pandora app on your iPhone or Android smartphone. Your iPhone (iOS 9.0+) will need to be connected to the head unit's front-panel USB port with the latest version of the Pandora App from Apple's App Store. Your Android smartphone must be connected via Bluetooth to the Sony DSX-M55BT (no hard-wired connection required); your Bluetooth-enabled Android smartphone must have the latest version of the Pandora App from the Google Play Store. Your Android smartphone must also support A2DP/AVRCP/SPP Bluetooth profiles. Your iPhone or Android smartphone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, LTE (4G), or WiFi. In addition, you will need an active Pandora music service account. The Sony DSX-M55BT provides the following control over the Pandora music service streamed to your USB-connected iPhone or Bluetooth-enabled Android smartphone.

    • Station List: You can select Pandora stations from your Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z).
    • Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station. You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips allowed.
    • Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences.
    • Bookmarking: The song or artist currently being played can be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.

    Note: Access to the Pandora service will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or smartphone to connect to the Internet.Pandora is not supported in Canada and only available in the United States.

    SiriusXM-Ready: The Sony DSX-M55BT is SiriusXM-Ready and compatible with the SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (220SXV300 sold separately). The SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner supports SiriusXM programming with access to 175+ SiriusXM channels via subscription; check out the most popular SiriusXM subscription packages here. Additional features of the SiriusXM Connect tuner include:

    • Channel list displays a list of all available channels
    • Category Search searches for channels in a certain category
    • Displayed Information such as Channel Name, Artist Name, & Song Title can be viewed on the head unit's LCD
    • Up to 18 SiriusXM Satellite Radio station presets
    • Channels containing unsuitable content for children can be blocked
    Note: A separate SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription is required (operates on the XM Network). However, you can easily add this SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio Discount Plan.

    Digital Clarity Tuner w/ RDS: The Sony DSX-M55BT digital media receiver is equipped with a Digital Clarity Tuner for clear AM/FM stereo sound with digital processing technology. The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist & track information when listening to compatible AM/FM stations. The radio features 5 memory bands to store and receive AM/FM stations. You can store up to 6 presets in each in band (FM 1-3/AM 1-2), for a total of 18 FM presets and 12 AM presets. Presets can be stored automatically using the Best Tuning Memory (BTM) feature.

    Audio Section

    Dynamic Reality Amp: The redesigned, internal Dynamic Reality Amp circuitry boasts 47% lower internal resistance compared to conventional receivers, delivering 55 watts x 4 channel (peak power) to your interior speakers. This allows you to crank up the volume while maintaining low distortion, low noise levels and smooth frequency response. Your music isn't just louder, its clearer too. The power output specs for the DSX-M55BT are as follows:

    • Continuous Power Output: 17 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Peak Power Output: 55 watts x 4-channels (208 total watts)
    Note: The power specifications for the Sony DSX-M55BT are compliant with the CEA-2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). These standards were developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and between manufacturers.

    Rear & Sub Preouts: The Sony DSX-M55BT digital media receiver is equipped with a set of 2V rear-channel & subwoofer RCA preouts. The rear-channel outputs are fading, while the subwoofer outputs are non-fading. There are no front-channel preouts.

    Sub Controls: The DSX-M55BT's subwoofer output offers a built-in low-pass crossover (80/100/120Hz), phase switch (normal/reverse), and independent level control (-/+6dB).

    EQ5: You can select an equalizer curve from eight music types; Country, Soul, Electronica, R&B, Pop, Rock, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Dance, Custom, or Off (flat). The Custom EQ5 mode allows you to make your own equalizer settings. You can adjust the level (+/-8dB) of five different frequency bands - 100Hz, 250Hz, 1kHz, 4kHz, & 12.5kHz. .

    Mega Bass: The Mega Bass feature reinforces the head unit's bass sound in synchronization with the unit's volume level. Mega Bass can be set to 1, 2, or Off.

    Beep Tone: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.

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    Customer Q&A

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    Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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    Plug & Play with my Sony wired remote in my Cobalt. [ William  Jul 05, 2019 ]
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    easier to use than kenwood [ MICHAEL F  May 13, 2019 ]
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    I liked the look of it [ jeffrey  Mar 08, 2019 ]
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    Installing in a 2005 Cobalt 262, hard wired remotes should plug in and play and the ability to stream blue tooth / Pandora [ NATHAN E  Dec 13, 2018 ]
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    price and had the functions I wanted. [ Kristopher R.  Nov 26, 2018 ]
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    features that i was looking for [ JAY  Sep 22, 2018 ]
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    It's the best for the boat [ CHARLEY  Sep 07, 2018 ]
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    Replacing an older model. This one uses the same wiring harness, so reinstallation should be easy. [ Jeffery  Jul 30, 2018 ]
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    Great product features including Bluetooth, healthy amount of built-in power, incredible FM sensitivity and an equalizer. [ Rob  Jul 22, 2018 ]
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    replacing [ kelly  Jul 04, 2018 ]
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    Price and reviews [ Michael  May 30, 2018 ]
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    Its a marine type receiver thats being put in my Harley Ultra CVO. [ Cory  Mar 31, 2018 ]
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    This is going into a travel trailer. I hope it will keep OK due to the trailer sitting outside all year in the weather. [ WILLIAM R  Mar 04, 2018 ]
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    Because [ Ian  Jan 15, 2018 ]
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    I was looking for a splash proof system with USB on the front plate. Thank you [ Debra C.  Dec 16, 2017 ]
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    Christmas present for hubby.. for his boat. [ Belinda  Nov 27, 2017 ]
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    Waterproof and great reviews from jeep owners [ Alexandria  Nov 06, 2017 ]
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    It seems to have the features I am looking for at a reasonable price. And I trust Sony and Crutchfield. [ Alicia  Jul 29, 2017 ]
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    I wanted a Marine radio for my 97 Wrangler. This seemed like a very good deal. And the Crutchfield site was EXTREMELY helpful! Thank you Crutchfield. [ Sam  Jul 25, 2017 ]
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    This model is the direct replacement for the one that is in my hot tub. The old one doesn't work and the remote was lost years ago. [ Jeff  Jul 23, 2017 ]
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    Compatibility to my previous marine stereo. [ Michael  Jul 22, 2017 ]
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    Plan to install it in the wall of my shed to drive my Bose outdoor speakers. I liked the fact it has all the features I wanted. (BT, USB, hand held remote control, etc...) [ JOHN  Jul 19, 2017 ]
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    For my boat [ chad  Jul 17, 2017 ]
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    Best features and fit to my motorcycle, BMW K1100LT [ Richard  May 24, 2017 ]
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    Good value Wanted a Bluetooth receiver for my boat. [ JEFFREY S  May 23, 2017 ]
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    best choice for my pontoon [ JOHN  Apr 28, 2017 ]
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    Bought a boss unit for my pontoon boat. It only lasted 4 months. Going for a Sony this time [ MARC  Apr 08, 2017 ]
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    Compatible with system I already have. [ Andy  Mar 30, 2017 ]
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    Features, including plenty of power built-in! [ Chad  Mar 25, 2017 ]
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    It's a gift for my fiance'. He loves Sony products and it came with everything I was looking for. [ Michelle  Dec 15, 2016 ]
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    I need a marine stereo that has BT and UBS link. [ Michael  Nov 23, 2016 ]
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    Works best for my boat needs. [ Penny  Sep 14, 2016 ]
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    Similar to the one I am replacing [ Roger  Sep 10, 2016 ]
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    Installer recamendation [ Joe  Aug 14, 2016 ]
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    Was comparing the Sony with the Kenwood KMR-M315BT - both are marine applications and I had no plans to take CD's on the boat. The Kenwood was a bit cheaper but Sony offered the advantage of the wireless remote [ RONALD  Jul 27, 2016 ]
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    Newest model, great reviews, performance specs decent, marine grade, Crutchfield offered best pricing and availability [ Kevin  Jul 02, 2016 ]
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    Needed a new marine receiver for my boat. I was going to buy the DSX-M50BT but saw a newer model with more features at the same price. [ JEFF  Jun 19, 2016 ]
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    17 questions already asked

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    Is this a SiriusXM radio or SiriusXM compatible, and what's that mean if it's the latter?
    [ Charlie  May 30, 2019 ]
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    Yes its capable you need to buy the Sirius tuner to go with it
    [ MARK L  May 30, 2019 ]
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    what is the depth dimension of this unit? I am installing in the dash of a Kenworth W-900 semi and my current Kenwood unit is too deep for the dash panel to fit properly.
    [ Ron  May 03, 2019 ]
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    These are the dimensions: 7.00 x 1.97 x 4.72 in
    [ Frank  May 13, 2019 ]
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    Width-Height-Depth 7.00 x 1.97 x 4.72 in
    [ Edward  May 13, 2019 ]
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    Does this with newer iPhones? looks like the currently supported list only goes up to iPhone 7.
    [ karogers0311  Apr 16, 2019 ]
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    Our charts are not all current with the latest smartphones but most every newer iPhone will work with most radios - including that Sony. If you have concerns about your particular phone you can also connect with a product advisor here: https://bit.ly/2QNxGQB
    [ Cosmo  Apr 28, 2019 ]  Staff
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    Did this receiver diminish your volume level compared to your stock receiver?
    [ Kenny  Apr 03, 2019 ]
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    Never had a stock. The fairing on my bike was added, along with the Sony receiver. All in all, I'm very pleased with it
    [ andre  Apr 13, 2019 ]
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    No! The sound is fantastic!!
    [ Penny  Apr 12, 2019 ]
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    No it was better and had more waits per channel . better upgrade 100% it was easy plug and play
    [ JOHN  Apr 12, 2019 ]
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    no
    [ Charles  Apr 12, 2019 ]
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    There was an after market Sony explode CD player in there when I bought it. It was not good. I'm very happy with this new Sony. I have this in my tritoon and can turn it up and hear it fine outside of the boat without distortion. Hope this helps!
    [ Tyler  Apr 12, 2019 ]
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    Yes it definitely it
    [ Tim  Apr 12, 2019 ]
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    What is the range on the Bluetooth connection? How far can you get from the Head Unit before it starts to cut out?
    [ Nick  Jul 12, 2018 ]
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    50 feet
    [ Douglas  Jul 18, 2018 ]
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    I don't know exact range but we can use remote to control radio on the pontoon boat which is 22'. Hope this helps.
    [ Lea  Jul 12, 2018 ]
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    will this radio work with Sony RC-1B remote controller?
    [ zibby  Jun 09, 2018 ]
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    They do not list the "RC-1B" as a compatible remote but it may work. The stereo itself comes packaged with a wireless remote (RM-X231) so, you'll have a compatible remote regardless.
    [ Ryan  Jun 18, 2018 ]  Staff
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    What are the outside dimensions of the "face" of this receiver?
    [ Alex  May 28, 2018 ]
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    The faceplate measures 7.39" (W) x 2.29" (H). For more details or to discuss further, please contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Hope that helps! :)
    [ Larry  Jun 06, 2018 ]  Staff
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    Is it possible to properly and safely power and use a marine head unit from an 120v AC outlet (with appropriate 12v DC converter) for an outdoor patio application in a stereo (2-channel) format? Would both left and right channels be bridgeable to power a more watt-hungry speaker?
    [ KYLE BUTLER  Apr 06, 2018 ]
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    It's *possible* to use a 12v/marine head unit at home with the appropriate converters. However the Sony DSX-M55BT's amp is only pushing 17 watts RMS x 4 channels at 4 ohms (non-bridgeable) which wouldn't be an ideal amount of power for most home stereo applications. For more details or to discuss further, please contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat.
    [ Larry  Apr 16, 2018 ]  Staff
    Q
    The DSX-M55BT manual states that an internal amplifier rear channel can be used for a subwoofer, but doesn't show how to wire it correctly. Is there a correct way to do so? I have a special application that can't use a separate subwoofer amplifier.
    [ joshgasman  Mar 11, 2018 ]
    1 answer
    A
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
    [ Krissy  Mar 17, 2018 ]  Staff
    Q
    Can you control this unit with Siri?
    [ Hudson  Nov 10, 2017 ]
    2 answers
    A
    I'm not sure either my guess would be no , I love my Sony dsx-m55bt it was installed on my Golfcart and works fantastic wireless remote I can even answer my phone . . .
    [ BRIAN  Nov 10, 2017 ]
    A
    I do not know. I haven't tried.
    [ Kory  Nov 10, 2017 ]
    Q
    I would be using this unit to replace an 10 year old unit. The wiring pin looks like it changed this year. Is there an adaptor from the old Sony to new Sony so I don't have to cut the old harness out and splice in the new one? Thanks.
    [ Doug  Jun 07, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    A
    This will also depend on your vehicle. For full information on this integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Kenny  Jun 07, 2017 ]  Staff
    Q
    What's the width and height?
    [ Sammy  Apr 29, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Thanks for your question. This is a Single DIN unit. They are all basically the same in regards to width/height. They are 7" wide by 2" high. If you have further questions I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your questions.
    [ Kenny  Apr 29, 2017 ]  Staff
    Q
    I have a special installation, not your normal viewing angle. Is the display easily visible facing up in an open top Jeep when viewed off-axis, like if your eyes are angled maybe 45 deg below and to the right/left of the unit?
    [ JeeperDon  Jan 27, 2017 ]
    2 answers
    A
    My Sony is installed in my club car Golfcart in a custom overhead kit viewing the stereo will not be an issue or using the remote . . .
    [ BRIAN  Nov 10, 2017 ]
    A
    Yes it is very easy to see from all angles
    [ Randell  Jan 27, 2017 ]
    Q
    Will this unit work in a 2001 Harley Davidson Ultra Glide?
    [ Tony  Aug 30, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your Harley and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation.
    [ Kenny  Aug 31, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    hello, is DSX-M55BT compatible with the wired remote RM-X55M and RM-XM10?
    [ marios  Aug 30, 2016 ]
    4 answers
    A
    yes I have one installed now with the rmx55m and as far as I know all marine radios are prewired for the wired remotes
    [ WILLIAM  Aug 31, 2016 ]
    A
    dunno
    [ BRIAN  Aug 30, 2016 ]
    A
    I had the same question unfortunately, I did not have any answer to this question when I bought this receiver.The Sony DSX-M55BT will work with the RM-XM10 but there will be no display on the remote. The DSX-M55BT has no Unlink din data input only remote minijack input, antenna, & sat connector. This remote requires both Unlink din and minijack connections to operate. If this is an issue upgrade to the RM-X11.
    [ Shaun  Aug 30, 2016 ]
    A
    Hi, yes at least for my boat. Sony x55m
    [ JONATHAN  Aug 30, 2016 ]
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