Bluetooth works fine with the exception that it is disabled when the amplifier is set to six channel mode. This was not clearly stated in the descriptions, nor prominently stated in the user manual. It did take a couple of re-reads before realizing this was the case. Changing the switch on the Amplifier enabled Bluetooth, and disabled the six channel setup (I had purchased with the intent to use alongside the Bluetooth). The amplifier had already been wired mind you for six channel mode requiring more effort and now redundant materials.
Pros: Bluetooth works when set and installed to correct mode. Subwoofer (bridged, not stereo) to come, but overall sound and power are fine.
Cons: Bluetooth is disabled when set to six channel operation???
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Clean sounding amplifier. Not the most flexible, but enough options to meet my needs. I installed it with with a Sony XAV-AX5000 in my Porsche Boxster 987. I was able to retain the OEM Bose powered sub, surround speakers, and the 3-way woofers, mids, and tweeters. I was amazed at how good this combination sounds. Kudos to Crutchfield tech support for answering an installation question, especially since I called on a SUNDAY! This amp has an installation quirk where you have to send power to a light blue wire on the speaker level input connector. This was required even though I was using the low (RCA) inputs. If you're an experienced installer, you may miss this particular step in the instructions. Crutchfield support had the answer and waited for me on phone while I made the connection and tested the system. Awesome!
Pros: Clean and powerful.
Cons: Limited crossover settings. Watch out for wiring quirk.
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Bought to upgrade factory system and this was easy to use. The built in Bluetooth DSP allows you to really dial in the sound you prefer!
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Had it installed and did not work at all.
3 of 7 found this helpful
First amp I received I had to send back for it not working properly. Crutchfield sent me a new one same day I called. The only complaint I have with this amp is not really with the amp but with the app for controlling it. Every time they get in the vehicle I have to reset the volume to where I want it because the app resets it to it's default vol.
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Sound is ok but i would have expected a much better sound only if Sony would have decided to include Optiocal Input SPDIF connection. My head unit has SPDIF out so i can directly get digital signal into the amp and dsp to give me the best possible sound quality
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First of all the blue tooth only works if your phone or radio is within 3 feet of amplifier second it has no power for the subs so I'm scraping the amp and put back my old amp which hits a whole lot harder so don't waste your money on this amp
Pros: No pros
Cons: Blue tooth only works if you're within 3 feet
7 of 17 found this helpful
Bluetooth works well, seems to be built ok. Sounds like crap, the app that you have to use is wonky, dsp seems to be useless (dsp was the main reason I bought this model). Bought this amp as an upgrade over the micro amp for my race car stereo. The Bluetooth with dsp seemed to be just what I needed, and with it being Sony I really trusted what I was buying. Well, it clearly missed the mark. I played with it, went over the install, and tried and tried to figure out what I did wrong, but in the end I just realized the amp itself is pretty much garbage. It does work every time I turn the car on, and the Bluetooth hasn't failed yet. Aside from that, it's been a complete disappointment, and it will be replaced. Unfortunately my money won't be.
Pros: It works every time I turn the car on Bluetooth works
Cons: Sound is awful Mids are nonexistent App is cumbersome DSP is a joke/doesn't work Very expensive for such poor performance
10 of 12 found this helpful
Less than thrilled. The DSP feature leaves a ton to be desired. In order to use it you need to turn off the high pass filter and set the low pass filter to 50 hz. Then when you use the DSP feature in the app you literally have zero control over the crossover points on the high pass
Pros: Small footprint
Cons: DSP requires use of a quirky app. No control over crossover points. This mids are under powered.
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