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Sony MEX-GS620BT

CD receiver

Item # 158GS620BT

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About the Sony MEX-GS620BT

Smart as they come

It seems to me that just about everything will be integrated with our smartphones soon. Get a head start on your car's audio system with Sony's MEX-GS620BT CD receiver. Sony's SongPal app lets you pick your sources and control playback and settings right from your smartphone's screen. With select Android™ devices, you can control sources or respond to texts or emails with voice control. You can also communicate with Siri through this receiver, including music search and other voice commands. Just pair your iPhone® to the receiver with Bluetooth®, press a button, and ask your question — you'll hear the response over your car's speakers.

Smart as they come

It seems to me that just about everything will be integrated with our smartphones soon. Get a head start on your car's audio system with Sony's MEX-GS620BT CD receiver. Sony's SongPal app lets you pick your sources and control playback and settings right from your smartphone's screen. With select Android™ devices, you can control sources or respond to texts or emails with voice control. You can also communicate with Siri through this receiver, including music search and other voice commands. Just pair your iPhone® to the receiver with Bluetooth®, press a button, and ask your question — you'll hear the response over your car's speakers.

Sony MEX-GS620BT CD Receiver

                                    Sony protects this receiver with an awesome 3-year warranty.

Bluetooth for hands-free calling (and more)

Bluetooth offers convenience when you're behind the wheel, with hands-free calling and wireless audio streaming from your mobile device. The MEX-GS620BT will also connect to two devices at the same time — great if you have work and personal mobile accounts. Pairing is easy with Sony's Simple Secure Pairing system, and even easier if your phone supports Near Field Communications (NFC) technology — just touch your device to the receiver and you're set.

Reach for the stars

You can add a SiriusXM satellite radio tuner (not included, requires subscription). Satellite radio offers an unparalleled variety of music, news, sports, and talk, plus your favorite channels will stay with you wherever you drive.

Tap into your iPhone or Android's music capabilities

Once your iPhone's connected to the front-panel USB input, you'll be able to access your playlists with the receiver's controls. Android Open Accessory 2.0 (AOA 2.0) lets you access music files stored on many Android phones through USB too. You'll enjoy excellent sound quality and you won't have to pick up the phone whenever you want to skip a track. You'll also enjoy control over your favorite Pandora® stations on your Android or iPhone from this receiver. 

Tune it up

The built-in amp puts out some serious power to your speakers, and you can tweak that output with an impressive array of sound-shaping tools, including a 10-band EQ, time alignment, and comprehensive frequency filters. Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) improves the sound of compressed music. Three sets of 5-volt preamp outputs send a high-powered, low-noise signal to your external amps. Sony covers this versatile car stereo with a 3-year warranty.

Want to keep your steering wheel controls?

In most cars, you'll need an adapter to retain those controls with this car stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and radio, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. You'll see the adapters that work with your vehicle when you add this receiver to your cart.

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.

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Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in Dynamic Reality amplifier (20 watts RMS CTA-2006/55 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs, including discs loaded with MP3, WMA, AAC, and WAV files
    • FLAC, MP3, WMA, AAC, and WAV file playback via USB
    • Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming with dual phone connection
    • NFC for instant Bluetooth pairing with compatible phones
    • detachable face with dual-zone variable color illumination
    • Sound Synchronization displays color changes timed to your music
    • remote control
    Smartphone Features:
    • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control
    • AOA 2.0 compatible USB for music file playback from Android
    • Siri Eyes Free control with iPhone
    • Sony SongPal™ app control with iPhone and Android
    • Pandora Internet radio control with iPhone and Android
    • Quick-BrowZer and Jump Mode search features
    Audio Features:
    • EQ10 10-band equalizer
    • Digital Sound Enhancement Engine improves digital file sound quality
    • Listening Position time alignment
    • DSO (Dynamic Stage Organizer) improves imaging
    • Extra Bass bass booster
    • high- and low-pass filters
    Expandability:
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • inputs: front panel auxiliary input; front and rear USB inputs
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (5-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other Info:
    • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
    • CTA-2006 compliant
    • warranty: 3 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • MFR # MEXGS620BT
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    What's in the box:

    • CD receiver (10A fuse)
    • Face
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Trim ring (installed)
    • Wiring harness
    • Wireless remote control (RM-X231)
    • CR2025 Lithium battery (installed in remote)
    • Microphone w/ bracket (attached 11' cord terminated by a right-angle mono 3.5mm connector)
    • Two-sided tape
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • 4 Flathead ISO-mount screws
    • Face fixing screw
    • Operating Instructions (En/Fr)
    • Face fixing screw note
    • Important Notice For Dealer
    • Warranty Information

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    Excellent Stereo

    Crutchfield customer from Shreveport, LA on 4/7/2019

    2000 Jeep Cherokee

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    Great unit that is easy to operate and make changes. It is easy to pair to a phone. Provides excellent sound reproduction and drives speakers well.

    Pros: User friendly, with a broad assortment of color options.

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    Crutchfield customer from Rockford, IL on 4/4/2019

    2003 Dodge Stratus

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    Easy install and fast shipping

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: None

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    Crutchfield customer from Loveland, CO on 4/1/2019

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    Radio sounds great in my truck. Installation was easy and I like having sirius xm radio capability.

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    Great head unit

    Wendell from Water Valley, MS on 3/29/2019

    2007 Ford Taurus SE

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    This is a great head unit. I got it on sale is the biggest reason I bought it. It's fairly easy to use. Still haven't experienced everything it has to offer. Overall I'm very satisfied with it and would recommend it. The sound quality is much better than the factory head unit.

    Pros: Bluetooth in my car now.

    Cons: None

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    Crutchfield customer from Port Hueneme, CA on 3/29/2019

    2005 Chevrolet Tahoe

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    The Sony MEX-GS620BT is a great unit, great power to push your speakers without a amp, Has Bluetooth , friendly to use all around and at a Very Nice price .

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    Terrific head unit!

    Randal from Palmyra, NY on 3/24/2019

    2012 Kia Rio

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    I bought this Sony GS620BT to replace the factory stereo in my wife's Kia Rio5 SX. I also bought 2 sets of Polk DB652 speakers. To be sure everything worked correctly, I also ran all new 14g speaker wire. There is absolutely no comparison from factory to aftermarket equipment. The Sony and Polk upgrade just blows the factory stereo out of the water. Especially after adjusting the equalizer and audio enhancements. The bass is more rich and very punchy...the midrange is smooth and balanced...and the highs are clear and not ear-piercing. My wife was shocked to hear all the sound she had been missing for years. A similar Sony head unit also lives in my truck, and I will never use any other brand than Sony in my dash.

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: None

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    Robert from Okemos, MI on 3/18/2019

    1998 Subaru Legacy Outback

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    Replaces 20 year old stock unit sporting a cassette deck and a 6 disc CD changer. Unit still worked well but one day I decided I didn't want to fool with the CD changer anymore, especially since I hadn't bought a CD in years. Good price. Fairly simple installation in my car. Changed from a double DIN to single DIN, putting a little cubby underneath. Installed the mic on the rear view mirror stalk. Excellent FM reception. Pulls in stations I didn't know existed. Surprisingly good sound. Can still play my old CDs. Bluetooth works well, startled me the first time I got a call on it, wasn't sure how to hang up so I read the manual a little better. Discovered I can get the clock to show while playing music. Good remote app. I can control the radio from my phone, which sits in an air vent holder. Display seems to be a problem on all of these kinds of radios. Too dim in the sun, too bright at night. Probably can't solve the sunlight problem given the technology being used but it seems they could add a Brightness = 0 option. It would also be nice to turn off sources not being used to simplify the source selection. Menu structure is a bit complicated. Search using the radio itself is awkward. The remote app is much better.

    Pros: FM reception. Sound quality. Remote app.

    Cons: Display brightness. Excess button pushing in menus.

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    Crutchfield customer from South Royalton, VT on 3/13/2019

    1998 Dodge Ram

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    Great upgrade over the original radio

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    Crutchfield customer from Indianapolis, IN on 2/19/2019

    1991 Subaru Justy

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    I have been cursed with a string of Kenwood head units and this is my first foray into Sony since 2008, and boy does it feel good to be back. The feel of the buttons is high quality and the display is visible under all light conditions, unlike everything from Kenwood. It has taken a while to get used to the different menu system, but I love the RGB custom colors and the general layout of the unit. The carbon fiber is exceptionally tacky and fits perfectly in my car's interior. I could have sworn that I ordered a unit with no CD player but apparently I was mistaken. I don't like the lack of a rear aux port and haven't been able to get NFC pairing with any NFC-enabled phone from the past 8 years, but regular bluetooth pairing is easy enough. AoA doesn't work on my phone but I knew that going in. Overall I am very happy with the purchase!

    Pros: Display customization and brightness, features for price, button feel, overall build quality

    Cons: NFC seems to be a gimmick, no rear aux input

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    Crutchfield customer from Marco Island, FL on 2/3/2019

    1969 Porsche 911

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    Simple replacement for a 15 year old Sony without Bluetooth which was (and is) hidden in the glove box of my '66 Vette. Crutchfield's advisors were right there for me when I had a problem syncing my phone.

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    Great full featured receiver

    Bill from Carrollton, TX on 1/3/2019

    1997 Ford F-350

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    Receiver was easy to install, Crutchfield provided detailed instructions. Receiver has more features than I probably will use but nice to have. The user manual could have been more clearly documented to explain all of the features. Overall a great upgrade and value to replace the factory receiver.

    Pros: Loaded with features. Easy installation.

    Cons: User Manual needs clearer instructions. Small buttons hard to read and push.

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    Anthony from Dingmans Fry, PA on 12/30/2018

    1992 Volvo 960

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    Wiring was perfect Everything works Need amp

    Pros: Harness was perfect

    Cons: Radio. does not fit in car sleve

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    Crutchfield customer from Ponca City, OK on 12/25/2018

    2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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    Decent for the price

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    Great deal

    Bryon from Surrey, ND on 12/7/2018

    2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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    Works great

    Pros: Easy to use

    Cons: None

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    Scott from Wilmington, NC on 11/25/2018

    1994 Chevrolet Blazer

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    I like it a lot and so far it's taking 160DB++ beating and still working.

    Pros: Rear USB, Fast tracking through songs and radio stations and 5v output.

    Cons: It would be nice to be able to shut off sources you are not using so you don't have to go through every one to get to the one you want to use.

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    Crutchfield customer from Plattsburgh, NY on 10/20/2018

    2001 Ford Escape

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    Came right on time and fit perfect!

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    13 street glide install

    Rob from Willow Spring, NC on 9/21/2018

    2013 Harley-Davidson Street Glide

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    Great Radio. only wish it has road noise auto volume like my old one. When I get to 70mph I have to turn up the volume up and when I get to a stop light I have to turn it down. The kit that came with it needed to be soldered together. But the directions that came with it were easy enough. Setting up the handle bar controls were a problem I am still trying to figure out. I put this on a 2013 Harley street glide.

    Pros: great price for a replacement

    Cons: no auto volume for on the road.

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    Would recommend!!!!

    Joe from Palm Bay, FL on 9/13/2018

    2007 Mazda CX-7

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    Great unit for a great price. Has all the features I was looking for and then some. Very easy install especially with the guides from Crutchfield.

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    Clarity beyond belief

    Jay from Henryville, PA on 9/12/2018

    2004 Dodge Ram 1500

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    Love this unit! First Bluetooth unit. Connected to my iPhone with no hassles. Audio is crystal clear. Plays pandora flawlessly with my iPhone and the hands free is great. Hardest part of the install was finding the factory amp. Seriously have these guys prewire your harness, makes it that much easier and stress free!

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Nada, none, zip

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    Talk about bang for your buck...

    Dan from Pasadena, CA on 9/3/2018

    1995 Land Rover Discovery

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    I still can't get over the value presented by this unit. I came in set on an Alpine priced at more than twice as much as this one. My sales rep, Dexter, recommended this one over the Alpine. I already have an Alpine in one of my cars, and I've been very pleased with it, so I was skeptical that anything else could be as good. But this unit has a 10-band equalizer that can be customized or set up using any number of pre-sets already available through the downloadable app developed by Sony. This sounds way better than the cheap-o aftermarket unit I inherited when I bought my truck. Very pleased. Installed it myself relatively easily.

    Pros: Major brand with all backing that entails GREAT price GREAT sound Fully customizable sound AND displays

    Cons: Will let you know when I encounter anything...

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    Thomas from N Chesterfld, VA on 9/3/2018

    1996 Nissan Hardbody

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    The unit does everything I wanted. It plays my CDs. Bluetooth hands free phone and the USB's allow me to travel with my collections of songs up to 10,000.

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    Great quality for a small price.

    William from Billings, MO on 8/21/2018

    2003 Jeep Wrangler

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    I can not believe how good this head unit is for so little money. I want another for my other vehicle.

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    Great feature radio

    Crutchfield customer from Saint Louis, MO on 5/18/2018

    2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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    This unit replaced the factory unit in my 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee. What a great addition! The Bluetooth is awesome! Making and taking calls hands free is great. A lot of nice features too! Pleasantly surprised and very satisfied!

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    So many options

    Kenneth from Orangeburg, SC on 5/18/2018

    1990 Nissan 300ZX

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    Great sound and sound options. I still have not figured the best sound adjustments yet. Installed a set of polks also in the rear of my '90 300zx now I may have to change my fronts after install the rears are sucking up that new found power. Great head unit. Music Center download just adds to the options you have with this unit.

    Pros: -Sound quality -Sound options -Ease of installation -Music Center

    Cons: None

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    Noraymah Jawad from Fresno, CA on 5/13/2018

    1989 BMW 525I

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    Great 100

    Pros: Perfect no problems

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    Crutchfield customer from San Diego, CA on 5/6/2018

    2006 Jeep Wrangler

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    Awesome unit at a great price!! The install kit and premise harness made installation a breeze!!

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    Great all around unit.

    Eric from Naperville, IL on 5/6/2018

    2001 Saturn L200

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    WOW !! This unit has so far exceeded my expectations ! Wonderful options, although somewhat frustrating to navigate at first. An obvious, terrific upgrade from my 01 factory unit. Really drives my Rockford-Fosgate speakers.. A great sale price. A snap to install.

    Pros: Great options to customize sound. Easy install

    Cons: Wish clock would operate when vehicle is off.

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    What an upgrade!

    Matt from Cedar Rapids, IA on 5/2/2018

    2002 Chrysler Sebring

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    This stereo is awesome! Is is an all around win for this car. It really improved the sound even before I update the speakers. It is full of great features, is good looking, and easy to use. I really like that the usb on the back has a cable so you can create a usb port where it is convenient for you in a car from before you could just plug in your electronics without finding the adapter. I just wish it came with a way to mount the cable. The Bluetooth is great for music and phone. Clear and super easy to sync.

    Pros: Great sound, easy to use, good looking

    Cons: No bracket to mount the usb cable if desired.

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    Crutchfield customer from Livermore, CA on 4/23/2018

    2007 Dodge Nitro

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    Great unit for the money. Pre-amp outputs for an entire system and easy Bluetooth connectivity with rear USB for clean install. Was a no-brainer for my application

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    Crutchfield customer from Red Lion, PA on 4/22/2018

    1988 Pontiac Trans Am

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    Easy to use and set up. Looks great as well

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    James from Lafayette, IN on 4/21/2018

    2000 Jeep Cherokee

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    Bought 2 of these one for my wife's 2002 mercury grand marquis as an aftermarket replacement for the original stereo and when I heard the sound it produced with only the oem components I came back and purchased one along with 2 pairs of Infinity Kappa 52.11i for my jeep xj to replace a receiver and speakers I previously purchased and had installed at a local area bestbuy. both were easy installs with the harnesses and kits recommended by the crutchfield staff. I would gladly recommend this receiver and all it's many features to anyone that asks and I would also gladly tell them they should make their purchase from crutchfield.com because after several purchases i've had only one return and the staff even made that a happy experience. I've made crutchfield the place I use for all my audio needs!

    Pros: the receiver delivers great sound and lots of customizing options and everything came with what was promised and needed!

    Cons: No cons at least not in either of my cases!

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    Crutchfield customer from Fairview, NC on 4/17/2018

    2002 Jeep Wrangler

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    Great radio love it

    Pros: Has all you need

    Cons: None

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    Crutchfield customer from Livonia, MI on 3/18/2018

    2003 GMC Yukon XL

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    Difficult to setup.

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    Crutchfield customer from Longview, WA on 3/5/2018

    2003 Honda Civic

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    I would say 3 to 4 stars only because it reset to factory setting a couple of times out of no where. But I reset it and it has been working flawless every sense. Bought for hands free Bluetooth calling and it works awsome.

    Pros: Display colors, Spotify, Pandora, Bluetooth, NFC connection,

    Cons: Reset to factory settings a couple of times not sure why.

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    Best car radio I have ever owned

    AudioFan from Davis, CA on 3/3/2018

    2015 Toyota Corolla

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    I installed this on my 2006 Corolla, along with Polk Audio DB652 6.5" speakers (front doors) and Alpine SPR69 6x9" speakers (rear deck). I love the position adjustment that makes the music sound like the band is on top of the instrument cluster, centered evenly between my ears. The 10 channel EQ, along with the Extra Bass function, allowed me to squeeze enough bass from the speakers without having to install a subwoofer. I have subwoofers and external amps in my other cars, but for this commute car, I was satisfied enough with the sound that I don't feel the need for external amps and subwoofers. I also love that it has two USB inputs along with an AUX input which will allow me to play music using my portable high resolution digital music player. In addition, the bluetooth function with external microphone allows me to make and receive hands-free phone calls using my iPHone 7 plus. And finally, this Sony also plays FLAC files, so I can listen to high-resolution music using a USB thumbdrive for days when I don't want to plug in my portable digital music player. I've owned many car stereos, and this is the best one.

    Pros: Sound quality, time delay of sound coming from speakers so the sound is optimized for the listener's position, multiple inputs, customizable button and display colors, everything about this radio!

    Cons: None! Well, maybe the glare from the screen. Can't see anything during certain times of the day because the screen is too reflective.

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    Guy from New Albany, IN on 2/3/2018

    2005 Dodge Ram 1500

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    Great product so far. It has all the features that I was looking for in a receiver and buying from Crutchfield, with their wiring harnesses, made for an easy install. Was just plug and play. Many thanks to Crutchfield. Happy customer.

    Pros: All the features I needed, sounds great, and easy install. Very affordable, looks great installed.

    Cons: It doesn't do dirty dishes or wash my truck.

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    David F. Von from Hialeah, FL on 2/1/2018

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    Everything that I expected from a Sony, love the background colors also!

    Pros: Quality, Quality, Quality!

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    Crutchfield customer from Lewisville, NC on 1/24/2018

    2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

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    Excellent unit for a very reasonable price. Fabulous Crutchfield support as always. Installation was a breeze. If you don't need a fancy touch screen, this is a good choice. I like the phone app that lets you change settings easily, too.

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    Crutchfield customer from Redondo Beach, CA on 11/9/2017

    1996 GMC Sierra

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    Great stereo

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    Works Fine... Mostly

    Stone from Phippsburg, ME on 8/20/2017

    1997 Audi A6

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    I installed this into my 98 Audi A6. Big upgrade. I like finally having Bluetooth and much better sound customization. However I'm having problems with my Bose system subwoofer being far too quiet to be noticeable. Crutchfield said the stock amplifier would work but clearly it isn't. I also have another very annoying issue when connecting my phone via Bluetooth, it will just skip in and out of audio and flash the cell tower symbol for about 3 minutes every single time I start my car. No matter what I do and no matter where I am. It makes using the Bluetooth (one of the man reasons I got it) very annoying when I have to wait a few minutes every time I want to start listening to music. I searched around the manual and it says this under the section "The sound skips during playback of a BLUETOOTH audio device." ? The playback sound stops momentarily when the connection between this unit and the cellular phone is being made. This is not a malfunction. What idiot decided this was fine? Not to mention there are no firmware updates available. Very unimpressed with Sony.

    Pros: Adds USB, Bluetooth, and cool flashing colors. Sounds good.

    Cons: Menus are annoying to navigate Bluetooth is frustrating to use NFC only works for android devices Stock amplifiers apparently not compatible? No firmware updates to fix problems

    Crutchfield response on 8/22/2017
    Stone, we forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return/exchange within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

    4 of 4 found this helpful

    Great sound, good features, some bugs

    Jeff from Logan, UT on 7/31/2017

    1998 Honda Passport

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    I paid $126 for this unit in July 2017, with it being an open box from the outlet store at Crutchfield.com. The sound quality is excellent, which is the most important thing. I mainly bought it to play music from a USB drive, for the bluetooth connectivity so I can connect it to my cell phone, and for the voice function where I can speak into the supplied microphone to give my cell phone commands. The head unit connects to an app on my phone via blue-tooth, called "S - Voice." This app isn't the greatest, as some of my voice commands to my phone get messed up, e.g., sometimes when I ask for the weather for a city/state, it tells me the weather from an entirely different city/state; and there are other ways that it messes up too--so it's not the greatest for voice-commands. I'm not sure if the head unit can operate via regular voice commands for android phones, e.g., "ok google..." As per other reviews, the display is terrible in sunlight/daytime. Learning all the controls on the head-unit takes some time, e.g., how to shuffle mp3's from a given folder on a USB drive, etc.

    Pros: Great sound; plays mp3's via USB drive; Bluetooth connectivity to connect to cell phone and use voice commands via supplied microphone (e.g., press the 'voice' button and then say "navigate to this/that place"); picks up radio stations very well; ability to select different colors for the display and buttons is nice; comes with remote control; comes with installation gear if ordered via Crutchfield.com (I think at other places it is extra); no sales tax at Crutchfield.

    Cons: Can't read the display in bright daylight, can barely read it in regular daylight; not very versatile in displaying id3 tags from mp3 files--the best I've got so far is for it to display the artist and title when the song first starts, then it only just displays the title.

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    Crutchfield customer from Sparta, TN on 7/2/2017

    2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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    Solid product for the money. Buying from crutchfield is always clutch. I've had a few hiccups with bluetooth connection but other than that, I have no serious issues. My only other complaint is how cheesy the aftermarket stereo selection still is. With the cheap plastic face plates and 40 light settings. Its all pretty superfluous to having a solid functioning stereo.

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    Great quality for the price.

    Paul from Danbury, CT on 6/24/2017

    1986 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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    Excellent product. I could not be more impressed at the sound quality. Installation was straight forward and the kits included really made for a clean install. I installed this in a 1986 Monte Carlo and with the stock speakers the sound quality is light years from the stock stereo. Great

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    Flagship Sony

    Philip Newell from Madison, GA on 5/31/2017

    1997 Ford F-150

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    The Sony MEX-GS620BT is a great receiver which is loaded slap to the gills. It was bought for our son as a high school graduation gift. He is more than happy with the features that are packed into this receiver. The 10 band EQ, dual USB and Bluetooth make it an instant champ among receivers. The install was fairly straightforward because of an existing Sony receiver that was installed a couple of years ago. Crutchfield provided all the necessary hardware and I know they were just a quick phone call away had we experienced any installation difficulties. I have been buying from Crutchfield occasionally for years and will continue to do so. Thanks for selling a jam up product!!!!

    Pros: Fantastic all around receiver loaded all the way to the top with great features and options!

    Cons: None.

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    Great price, great performance

    Thomas from Bloomfield Hills, MI on 5/15/2017

    2003 Chevrolet Corvette

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    It sounds great, and works flawlessly. I actually finished the complete install before testing it! All was well. I don't have steering wheel controls so I can only use the buttons on the radio, and I find some of the buttons to be confusing. I'm sure that with more familiarity it will become second nature.

    Pros: Great price. Makes a fun DIY project. Love the smartphone app.

    Cons: Since it's one DIN, the buttons are small and sometimes confusing, although given the space it's hard to imagine how to get all of the functions into the product in a different way.

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    Crutchfield customer from Buffalo, NY on 5/13/2017

    2008 Mazda MX5

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    Very easy to install. Auto synced with steering wheel adapter and iPhone. Better sound than original head unit

    Pros: Reasonable priced

    Cons: None

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    Great purchase!

    Dave from joliet,illinois on 4/24/2017

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    stero is fantastic plenty of power 50 watts a channel gives no distortion.. Only complait is no direct ipod control from head unit when plugged in usb only skip track, no search controls all other functions work great! love the color options!

    Pros: 5o watts per channel, easy install, Great sound quality

    Cons: no song search on head unit if ipod is connected usb

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    Crutchfield customer from Salinas, CA on 4/17/2017

    2006 Honda Ridgeline

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    Good stereo with a good price, everything was also ordered from Crutchfield.

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    Program radio setting and invoke apps via your smartphone.

    Isaac from Gaithersburg, MD on 4/9/2017

    1999 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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    1.Mechanical installation: of the unit on the unit into an E320 1999 with Bose system was flowless as you connect to the pre-amplifier outputs 5V with no need to an attenuator. 2.Setting the Unit: I installed two software programs on my smartphone from Sony: Music Center (replacing Songpal) and NFC easy connect. Once you connect the radio via BT you your phone you can use the setting section on the Music Center to program and all settings of the unit with fiddling with any button or manual! 3.Turning the unit to run all your applications with superb audio: Music Center allows you to define all the applications that will operate on your smartphone and use the audio of the unit. (unit is set to Bluetooth audio). I selected Google navigation, Pandora, google music, and even CNN. The advantage is you operate this programs via your phone as you are used too without fiddling with the unit buttons and a not well written manual. Please note that this approach is more powerful than a unit that has a 7" display with a navigation system! In fact, I do not see the need for an expensive 7" system at all if you have a smartphone and use this configuration. As for Video connection or rear view camera the smartphone is quite adequate with much higher resolution and ability to serve as a front and rear camera together. 4.Sony Technical properties: The radio is superb (8dbf the lower the better); the phone is superb via the unit audio and connection to the smartphone. The RDS is super

    Pros: See report. Superb audio via pre-amp. Software control via smartphone on apps invocation as well as radio setting.

    Cons: no lighting underneath radio channel upper row.

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    Crutchfield customer from Shartlesville, PA on 3/15/2017

    2002 Chevrolet S10

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    Excellent product.

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    Features & specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input Front
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Front/Rear
    Backup Camera Input No
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control Yes
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size No
    Nano 7
    Touch 6/5
    iPhone 7+/7/6S+/6S/6+/6/5S/5/SE/4S
    General
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 17 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    Peak Output 55 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen No
    Preamp Voltage 5 volts
    Screen Size ---
    Display Color Variable
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 10
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 3 Years
    Labor Warranty 3 Years
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 8 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    High-res Playback No

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    Built-in Bluetooth
    Android/iPhone Integration
    Pandora+SiriusXM+AM/FM Radio
    App & Remote Control
    Disc/USB/Aux Playback
    Audio & DSP Section
    Display Features

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth 3.0: The Sony MEX-GS620BT is equipped with built-in Bluetooth 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 1.5 (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 MEX-GS620BT.

    Multi-Device Pairing w/ Dual-Phone Connection: Up to nine Bluetooth-compatible devices can be paired to this receiver. You are even able to keep two Bluetooth-enabled phones connected at the same time, so you can make and receive calls from either phone through the head unit. Only one audio device can be connected at a time, which means only one of the two connected phones can stream audio. One an already paired device is in close proximity to the Sony receiver, the two units will automatically re-connect. The head unit offers three pairing modes - SSP, NFC, & USB Auto

    • Simple Secure Pairing: With Simple Secure Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the Sony MEX-GS620BT without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings.
    • 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 its rotary-knob. For older Android smartphones that don't have OS 4.0 or better installed, download the NFC Easy Connect app from Google Play to use the head unit's NFC pairing function.
    • USB Auto (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/ External Mic: The Sony MEX-GS620BT supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled cell-phone (such as your iPhone or Android smartphone). 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 unit features an external 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 MEX-GS620BT provides more natural sound quality and details during wireless calls.

    • 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 MEX-GS620BT, 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.
    Note: During a conversation, you can switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode.

    Wireless Audio Streaming: The Sony MEX-GS620BT 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 MEX-GS620BT for playback.

    • SBC + AAC Codecs: In addition to support for the standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the MEX-GS620BT offers support of AAC. By supporting AAC, the MEX-GS620BT offers better audio performance of the music streamed from your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad.
    • Music Browsing: In addition to basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat) for both stored music and music apps, the MEX-GS620BT provides a Search List of your stored music by Category or Playlist (AVRCP 1.4 phones only; which includes Android 4.0+ and iPhone 5.0+).
    • Song/Artist Information: 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 (for iPhone): When paired and connected to an iPhone with Siri via Bluetooth, the Sony MEX-GS620BT has the ability to access Siri through its front-panel controls and external microphone. Simply activate the "voice dial" function on the MEX-GS620BT to engage Siri and use the included microphone to communicate with Siri. Siri's voice will be 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 even ask Siri to get directions to a destination and the turn-by-turn instructions will be 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 MEX-GS620BT; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone).

    Android & iPhone Integration

    Android Playback via MTP USB: The MEX-GS620BT supports MTP for playback & control of stored MP3/WMA music files on your Android (OS 4.0+) device through the receiver's front or rear panel USB port. In this mode, you get basic playback control (like Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track), plus song/artist information on the receiver's LCD screen. During MTP 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. The unit's front-panel (1A) and rear-panel (1.5A) USB ports will also charge your Android device while connected; the vehicle's accessory key must be set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position.

    Note: Sony does not guarantee operation with all Android devices, regardless of operating system.

    iPod/iPhone Direct Connect via USB: The Sony MEX-GS620BT supports direct connection of select Lightning or 30-pin Apple iPod/iPhone devices through its front or rear panel USB port. The MEX-GS620BT offers playback of your music library or music apps, music navigation and control, song/artist/album display, and charging of select Apple devices. Simply connect your compatible iPod/iPhone using the cable that came with your Apple device, or purchase another Lightning-to-USB or dock-to-USB cable (sold separately) to be used in the car.

    • Music Browsing: The unit offers basic playback controls - such as Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track, and Repeat/Random. Your iPod/iPhone will remain unlocked during connection, so you can continue to control your Apple device from its touchscreen for advanced music browsing and to access additional music apps.
    • Song/Artist Info: The digital media receiver will display your iPod/iPhone's stored music file information; including Track number, Elapsed playing time, Song Title, & Artist/Album Name. The MEX-GS620BT will also display song/artist information and station identification from select music apps.
    • Battery Charging: The unit's front-panel (1A) and rear-panel (1.5A) USB ports will also charge your Apple device while connected; the vehicle's accessory key must be set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then this unit will not recognize it.
    Note: Access to your iPhone's downloaded applications will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet.

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Sony MEX-GS620BT is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 2/28/2017):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone SongPal Pandora Artist/Song Text Track Info Phone Audio Siri
    iPhone
    4S 9.3.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    SE 10.2.1 Y N Y 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 Y
    6/6+/6S/6S+ 10.2.1 Y N Y 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 Y
    touch
    5th 9.3.5 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y Y Y
    6th 10.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y Y Y
    nano
    7th 1.02PC Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y 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.

    Pandora+SiriusXM+AM/FM Radio

    Pandora Internet Radio: The Sony MEX-GS620BT lets you playback and control the online Pandora music service that is being streamed to your USB or Bluetooth connected Apple iPhone (iOS 9.0+), or Bluetooth connected Android smartphone (OS 4.0+). The MEX-GS620BT will also display Artist, Album, & Song information provided by the Pandora app. 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 MEX-GS620BT 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 Android smartphone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada and only available in the United States.

    SiriusXM-Ready: The Sony MEX-GS620BT 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 MEX-GS620BT CD 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.

    App & Remote Control

    SongPal App: Download Sony's free SongPal app onto your Bluetooth-paired iPhone (iOS 9.0+) or Android (OS 4.2+) smartphone and take control of the Sony MEX-GS620BT head unit right from your mobile device. You'll enjoy control over basic head unit functions, as well as navigation and seamless access to all your sources, music, apps, and more from your smartphone. The SongPal app also integrates Apple iOS and Android apps into the selectable source list of the Sony MEX-GS620BT and lets you launch apps from the head unit. In addition the app can also be used to help customize sound and display settings of the Sony receiver.

    • Receiver Sources: From the SongPal app on your smartphone device you can access and select the head unit's Tuner (AM/FM), CD, USB, Bluetooth, and Aux sources. You'll also be able to control basic playback functions such as Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track or Station. In addition, you'll be able to view song/artist information and station identification from the SongPal app on your mobile device.
    • Add-On Applications: You can integrate music, movie, navigation, and other applications that are already on your smartphone device within the SongPal app for easier access. Once an app is selected within the SongPal app, your smartphone's screen will divert to selected app. Audio of that source will be played through the MEX-GS620BT; any visual data will only be displayed by your iPhone or Android device. Basic playback functions such as Play/Pause and Next Track are available from the head unit; advanced control functions are still done from your smartphone device.
    • Volume & Sound Adjustments: You can access the head unit's sound menu and make adjustments from the app on your iPhone or Android device. Sound adjustments included Volume Up/Down, Balance/Fader, EQ, ExtraBass, and Sub Level.
    • Display Settings: Using the SongPal app on your iPhone or Android device you can make adjustments to the head unit's front-panel LCD and button illumination. Make changes to the preset color of the LCD and/or button illumination, as well as activate or deactivate Sound Synchronization.
    • Voice Recognition (Android only): You can use voice commands to ask for directions from Google maps or to play a particular song/artist in your smartphone's music library. You can even assign a music application within the SongPal app as a voice tag, so you can access it by simply speaking the name of the application. While using voice commands there will still be times where you have to make a selection on your smartphone's touchscreen.
    • Notification Readout (Android only): Exclusive to Android devices, incoming SMS/E-mail and Twitter/Facebook/Calendar notifications are automatically read aloud through the MEX-GS620BT and your vehicle's speakers to keep you safe and in touch. You can even reply to a text message via voice command and a list of preset replies.

    Wireless Remote Control: The head unit comes supplied with an IR wireless remote control (RM-X231) for easy operation. The included wireless remote allows you to control the basic functions (not Bluetooth) of the Sony head unit while keeping your eyes on the road.

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately).

    Disc/USB/Aux Playback

    Disc Compatibility: The Sony MEX-GS620BT features a single disc player that will playback CD-Audio and finalized CD-R/CD-RW audio discs. The unit supports the playback of MP3, WMA, and AAC music files on a CD-R or CD-RW disc.

    • Off Insert/Eject: A CD can be inserted or ejected with the power off. The head unit will automatically begin disc playback, when a disc is inserted with the receiver set to a different source.
    • Auto Reload: The CD player will automatically reinsert the disc if it's ejected, but not removed for 20 seconds or more.
    • Mounting Angle: For proper CD playback, this unit must be mounted between 0° (horizontal) and 45°.

    USB Mass Storage Class Playback: The head unit feature a front-panel USB (type-A) port hidden behind a sliding cover and a rear-panel USB (type-A) port attached to the rear-chassis via a 58" cable. The receiver's USB ports can be used for plugging in (MSC) Mass Storage Class USB devices, such as a USB thumbdrive or portable digital audio player. The head unit can play MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, and FLAC music files stored on compatible USB device. USB portable devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the CD receiver's front-panel (1A) or rear-panel (1.5A) USB port, and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    Music File Playback: The Sony MEX-GS620BT supports the a variety of music files recorded onto CD-R/RW disc or loaded onto a USB mass storage class device; see below for details.

    Media Type CD-R/RW USB MSC Device
    File System ISO9660 Level 1/2, Romeo, or Joliet, FAT 16/32
    Playable File Types MP3: bit rate of 8-320kbps with sampling frequency of 16-48kHz
    WMA: bit rate of 32-192kbps with sampling frequency of 32, 44.1, or 48kHz
    AAC:
    bit rate of 8-320kbps with sampling frequency of 11.025-48kHz
    MP3: bit rate of 8-320kbps with sampling frequency of 16-48kHz
    WMA: bit rate of 32-192kbps with sampling frequency of 32, 44.1, or 48 kHz
    AAC:
    bit rate of 8-320kbps with sampling frequency of 11.025-48kHz

    WAV:
    bit depth of 16-bit with sampling frequency of 44.1 or 48kHz
    FLAC:
    bit depth of 16 or 24-bit with sampling frequency of 44.1 or 48kHz
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 150 folders/300 files 10,000 total tracks
    Tags ID3 tag (version 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA tag

    Song/Artist Information: The CD receiver can display the following ID3, WMA, AAC, and FLAC tag information; Track number, Elapsed Playing Time, Song Title, Artist Name, or Album Label.

    Playback & Search Functions: The Sony CD receiver offers a variety of unique playback & search functions.

    • Quick-BrowZer: The unit's Quick-BrowZer feature allow you to search for a track on a CD or connected USB Mass Storage 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 folder in 10% increments.
    • Repeat/Random: Repeat a single track or repeat an entire folder. Shuffle all tracks or a specific folder.

    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. The aux input can be deactivated in the menu, so it does not appear as an available source.

    Audio & DSP Section

    Dynamic Reality Amp: The redesigned, internal Dynamic Reality Amp circuitry boasts 47% lower internal resistance compared to conventional in-dash receiver, delivering 55 watts x 4 channels of Peak power to your vehicle's speakers. This allows you to crank up the volume while maintaining low distortion, low noise levels, and smooth frequency response. The power output specs for the MEX-GS620BT 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 (220 total watts)

    Note: The power specifications for the Sony MEX-GS620BT are compliant with the CTA-2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). These standards were developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and between manufacturers.

    6ch/5V Preamp Outputs + Sub Control: The Sony MEX-GS620BT is equipped with 5-volt Front, Rear, & Sub pre-amp outputs giving you the ability to connect external amplifiers to your car stereo system. The unit's subwoofer preamp output is non-fading. You can adjust the subwoofer preamp output's volume level independently from the head unit's main volume control from -10 to +10 in 1dB increments. In addition, you can select the phase of the subwoofer output from Normal or Reverse.

    Note: You can also connect a subwoofer to this head unit without the need of a separate power amplifier. Simply connect a single subwoofer (4-8 ohm) directly to head unit's left or right rear speaker leads (but not both). Same subwoofer controls apply.

    High-Pass & Low-Pass Crossovers: The front & rear speaker outputs offer a selectable high-pass crossover frequency of 50Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, or Off. You can also adjust the slope (1/2/3) of the high-pass crossover. The subwoofer preamp output features a low pass filter with a selectable cut-off frequency of 50Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, or Off. You can also adjust the slope (1/2/3) of the low-pass crossover.

    EQ10: Select from a variety of EQ presets like R&B, Rock, Pop, Dance, Hip-Hop, Electronic, Jazz, Soul, Country, Custom, or Off (Flat). The Custom mode allows you to make your own equalizer settings. You can adjust the level (+/-6dB) of 10 different frequency bands - Band 1 (32Hz), Band 2 (63Hz), Band 3 (125Hz), Band 4 (250Hz), Band 5 (500Hz), Band 6 (1khz), Band 7 (2khz), Band 8 (4kHz), Band 9 (8kHz), and Band 10 (16kHz).

    Digital Time Alignment (DTA): This unit can change the localization of sound by delaying the sound output from each speaker to suit your position, and simulate a natural sound field with the feeling of being in the center of it wherever you sit in the car. You can choose from Front Right, Front Left, Front Center, or Off. You can also set the subwoofer distance of the subwoofer to Near, Normal, or Far. You can also further fine tune the listening position from -3 to +3.

    DSO & DSEE: Dynamic Stage Organizer (DS) adjusts the signal, improving the stereo positioning so music sounds like it's coming from the dashboard. Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) improves digitally compressed music files by restoring high frequencies lost in the compression process.

    ExtraBass + RBE: Activate ExtraBass at the touch of a button for an instant, low-end boost. Unlike conventional bass boosters, ExtraBass minimizes distortion at all volume levels by automatically adjusting frequency and gain to their optimal positions. RBE (Rear Bass Enhancer) enhances the bass sound by applying the low-pass filter setting to the rear speakers. This function allows the rear speakers to work as a subwoofer even if there is no subwoofer connected.

    ClearAudio+: ClearAudio+ reproduces sound by optimizing the digital signal with the Sony recommended sound settings. It automatically adjusts the head unit's EQ, ExtraBass, and DSO.

    Advanced Auto Volume (AAV) + Loudness: This feature adjusts the playback volume level of all playback sources to the optimum level. Loudness reinforces bass and treble for clear sound at low volume levels.

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

    Display Features

    Detachable Face w/ Caution Alarm: The Sony MEX-GS620BT features a detachable face for theft prevention. If you turn the ignition switch to the Off position without detaching the head unit's front-panel, the caution alarm will sound for a few seconds. The alarm will only sound if the unit's built-in amplifier is used. 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.

    High-Contrast LCD: With 5x the contrast of conventional screens, plus an optimized viewing angle, the MEX-GS620BT's LCD screen is always easy to read. You can adjust its brightness level from 1-10. You can also set its dimmer to Auto, On, or Off. The Auto mode dims the head unit's display automatically when you turn your vehicle's lights on (illumination wire must be connected).

    Dynamic Color Illuminator (35,000 colors): Dynamic Color Illuminator lets you match the head unit's LCD & button illumination to complement your existing vehicle lighting components. You can select from 15 preset colors or a customized color (R-G-B). You can choose to use the same color for the LCD screen and button illumination, or use a separate color for each one. You can even set the head unit's LCD screen's illumination to pulse with your music.

    Auto Scroll: The Auto Scroll feature allows long displayed items to scroll automatically across the display when the track is changed on a disc or device.

    Display Illumination/Clock Display: Pressing the SRC/OFF button once will switch sources. Pressing and holding the SRC/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 SRC/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 after 30 minutes of the power being turned off to the head unit.

    Demo Mode: The head unit's demo mode 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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    value and options [ michiel  Apr 07, 2019 ]
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    Features, warranty, sale price, and recommendation from the adviser. [ Bradley  Mar 12, 2019 ]
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    NECESSARY FEATURES. 20 W POWER RATING, HAVE BOUGHT SONY MANY YEARS, BEEN HAPPY. RECOMMENDED BY JENNY BASED ON MY REQUESTED PARAMATERS. SATISFACTORY PRICING. CRUTCHFIELD HAS SUPPLIED ME SINCE MID TO LATE 1970'S. YOU ARE THE FIRST PLACE I LOOK. ALWAYS BEEN SATISFIED WITH THE SERVICES AND PRODUCTS. WELL RUN BUSINESS. LORD BLESS YOU ALL !!! [ BOB E  Mar 09, 2019 ]
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    3 pairs of preamps (5 volts on those too), great audio internal specs all around and great sound shaping suite. Spec sheet wise, an audiophile hidden gem with great potential if paired with good amps, sub and good speakers. I really wanted something double din with a screen but phone interface according to many reviews on all makes and models revealed too many glitches, and something with similar internals of this Sony were only available on top end receivers costing 4 times as much [ Cristiano  Feb 27, 2019 ]
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    Love Sony Stereo's [ Bradley  Jan 14, 2019 ]
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    To replace an existing Sony head unit without Bluetooth. [ Vincent  Jan 09, 2019 ]
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    Wanted to try out this new deck [ Aaron  Dec 21, 2018 ]
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    Had all the features I was looking for. [ William  Nov 26, 2018 ]
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    1. I've been a Cruthfield customer for decades. They provide great installation instructions as well as lifetime technical support. 2. I have 3 other Sony car decks and have always appreciated the overall quality and features. [ MisterEd  Nov 05, 2018 ]
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    I liked the compatibility with iPhone and hands free operation of the same. Power output seems like enough to run with out amps, and imaging and 10 band EQ. should let me tailor my music the way I want it to sound. USB inputs should allow a pretty large library of music, and Pandora is an option too. [ GUY  Oct 24, 2018 ]
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    Being able to serach music via phone through usb [ Colten  Sep 02, 2018 ]
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    Help from customer service rep named Buzz [ Vincent  Jun 20, 2018 ]
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    Because it has 6 pre amp outputs [ Robert  May 15, 2018 ]
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    Power and 5volt output [ Kenneth  Apr 21, 2018 ]
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    I already have a Sony and it's awesome. So I figured this one should be great. I love all the features it has [ Tim m.  Apr 21, 2018 ]
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    the specs are impressive ,and I like the 3 year war. [ rick  Apr 18, 2018 ]
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    Brand [ robert  Mar 26, 2018 ]
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    Features/price [ G  Dec 08, 2017 ]
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    Upgrade radio with aux, USB inputs and iPOD control in son's Durango [ ROBERT  Jun 17, 2017 ]
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    Had the most options and was very economical. [ Vivian  Apr 18, 2017 ]
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    It fit my car [ Joseph  Mar 07, 2017 ]
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    4 questions already asked

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    Does the rear usb charge iPhone 8 plus?
    [ Brian  Feb 20, 2018 ]
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    It charges my iPhone 6s and 7 so I don't see why it won't charge an 8+.
    [ Thomas  Feb 20, 2018 ]
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    Yes is should charged the iPhone 8 with out any problems
    [ jalaiun  Feb 20, 2018 ]
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    Yes any phone!!
    [ Patrick  Feb 20, 2018 ]
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    The rear USB port does charge my iPhone X. It's not the most efficient for charging a phone because I believe both USB ports are more for music, but they do charge phones. Just not as fast as a normal phone charger would.
    [ Wesley  Feb 20, 2018 ]
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    Honda S2000 dash controls?
    [ Brian  Feb 20, 2018 ]
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    I'm not quite sure what you're asking here Brian. For assistance and personalized recommendations, feel free to contact us directly by phone or through our online chat service: https://www.crutchfield.com/support/ContactUs.aspx
    [ Ryan  Mar 01, 2018 ]  Staff
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    Is it possible to have the clock displayed all of the time and still have audio functioning?
    [ Marty  May 16, 2017 ]
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    Yes you can! Press the Menu/display button the first button in the bottom illuminated row for 1second. then press again for 1 second. The clock will appear on the right side of the display and the radio channel on the left. Enjoy
    [ Isaac  May 20, 2017 ]
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    Don't know, I never tried to ..
    [ Kevin L.  May 16, 2017 ]
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    Yes. I had a little trouble figuring it out and I can't remember exactly how, but it is done via the display button. The manual isn't very helpful for this.
    [ Thomas  May 16, 2017 ]
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    what is the dimension of the external microphone?
    [ heni  Mar 03, 2017 ]
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    Thanks for your question. The manufacturer does not list the exact specs but based on similar models it is approximately 1" long and has a diameter of 0.4". This is all attached to an 11 foot cord with a right-angle male 3.5mm connector. Hope this helps.
    [ Kenny  Mar 04, 2017 ]  Staff

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