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Sony WX-GS920BH

CD receiver

Item # 158GS920BH

If you want to crank it up, Sony's WX-GS920BH CD receiver delivers a serious kick to your car's audio system.

Find what Fits your car

If you want to crank it up, Sony's WX-GS920BH CD receiver delivers a serious kick to your car's audio system.

Discontinued item

Item # 158GS920BH

About the Sony WX-GS920BH

Double-DIN and double the power...

If you want to crank it up, Sony's WX-GS920BH CD receiver delivers a serious kick to your car's audio system. Behind the expansive double-DIN face of this receiver, you'll find a Class-D amplifier that delivers 45 watts RMS per channel — 100 watts of peak power — equivalent to what you'll find in many car amplifiers, and almost 3 times the power found in most car stereos. And the Subwoofer Direct Connection lets you use the output of one the receiver's two rear channels to drive a small subwoofer.

Double-DIN and double the power...

If you want to crank it up, Sony's WX-GS920BH CD receiver delivers a serious kick to your car's audio system. Behind the expansive double-DIN face of this receiver, you'll find a Class-D amplifier that delivers 45 watts RMS per channel — 100 watts of peak power — equivalent to what you'll find in many car amplifiers, and almost 3 times the power found in most car stereos. And the Subwoofer Direct Connection lets you use the output of one the receiver's two rear channels to drive a small subwoofer.

...tempered by technology

Since even raw power deserves a gentle touch, Sony complements this beefy output with a sophisticated suite of sound shapers, including frequency filters, bass enhancers, time alignment, and a 10-band equalizer.

Sony WX-GS920BH

Customize the colors to match your taste.

Bluetooth® that goes beyond run-of-the-mill

Bluetooth adds the convenience of hands-free calling and audio streaming with a variety of devices. You'll have voice control of your Android phone, and you'll also enjoy Siri® Eyes Free with compatible iPhones. Just press the volume key to activate voice commands for making calls, setting up reminders, and other features. And don't miss a text while driving — Siri Eyes Free can read out text messages while you drive, and even let you compose responses while your hands are on the wheel.

HD Radio

Radio and beyond

If you like tuning into your local stations as you drive, you'll appreciate the HD Radio™ tuner that's built in to this Sony. Stations that broadcast HD Radio signals offer way better sound and extra options, all at no cost. And if you're on the road a lot, consider adding a SiriusXM satellite radio tuner, so you can enjoy their unparalleled variety of music, sports, news, talk, and more.

Plug and play with USB

Ever have to juggle your USB input between multiple devices? Not here. This Sony sports front and rear USB inputs so you can keep a couple of your devices plugged in and charging when you're in the car. Whatever your device you'll be able to rock with your favorite music tracks in a jiffy.

Super styling

Whether you want your dash subtle or suave, you're covered. Sony's Dynamic Color Illuminator offers up to 35,000 combinations of colors in two different lighting zones, and will even pulse in time to the beat or volume of your music. Cool details like a nifty sliding USB port cover add a touch of style.

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.

Installation Note: We recommend running a dedicated constant power wire to the battery for optimal performance from this Sony's amp — we offer an inexpensive wiring kit for this installation. This Sony's high-powered amp won't work in systems where the factory amplifier is still active.


Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in Class-D amplifier (45 watts RMS CEA-2006/100 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs, including discs loaded with MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC and FLAC files
    • Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • HD Radio tuner
    • dual-zone variable color illumination
    • Sound Synchronization displays color changes timed to your music
    • fits double-DIN (4"-tall) dash openings
    • remote control
    Smartphone Features:
    • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control
    • AOA 2.0 for music file playback on select Android devices through USB input
    • Pandora Internet radio control with iPhone and Android
    • Siri Eyes Free with compatible iPhones
    • NFC offers instant Bluetooth pairing with compatible phones
    • dual phone connection
    • Quick-BrowZer and Jump Mode search features
    Audio Features:
    • EQ10 10-band equalizer
    • Digital Sound Enhancement Engine improves digital file sound quality
    • EXTRA BASS low-frequency reinforcement
    • time alignment
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • Subwoofer Direct Connection: use one of the rear speaker outputs to power a sub
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • inputs: front and rear auxiliary and USB inputs
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (5-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other Info:
    • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
    • CEA-2006 compliant
    • warranty: 3 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • MFR # WXGS920BH

    What's in the box:

    • CD receiver
    • Wiring harness
    • Wireless remote control (RM-X231)
    • CR2025 Lithium battery (installed in remote)
    • Microphone w/ visor clip (attached 11' cord terminated by a right-angle male mono-3.5mm connector)
    • Two-sided tape
    • 4 ISO-screws
    • Operating Instructions
    • Warranty Information

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    Features & specs

    AUX Input Front, Mini (rear)
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Front/Rear
    Backup Camera Input No
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control Yes
    Alexa Voice Control N
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM
    HD Radio Built-in
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size No
    Nano 7Gen
    Touch 5Gen and newer
    iPhone 5S and newer
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 45 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    Peak Output 100 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen No
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS)
    Navigation App Compatible (Android)
    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
    FM Sensitivity 8 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    File Playback
    Music File Playback MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC
    High-res Playback N
    Second Camera Input Lane Watch N

    Product Research

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

    Audio Section

    High-Power Digital Amplifier: A built-in 4-channel class-D amplifier delivers up to a maximum of 40 watts RMS (100 watts Peak) of  power per channel; approximately twice that of most head units, and comparable to the power output of a compact, external digital amplifier. The built-in class-D amp delivers huge power with minimal interference, for audio that's crystal clear even at its loudest.

    Note: Because of its high-powered amplifier design, the Sony WX-GS920BH does require that a separate +12V constant power wire is run to the battery with a separate inline 15A fuse in vehicles with lower than a 15A fuse protecting the factory radio. Check out the "Accessories" tab for wiring kit. This Sony high-powered receiver won't work in systems where an outboard factory amplifier is still active.

    CTA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the Sony WX-GS920BH are compliant with the CTA2006 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. The power output specs for the WX-GS920BH are as follows:

    • Continuous Power Output: 40 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Peak Power Output: 100 watts x 4-channels (400 total watts)

    6ch/5V Preouts + Sub Control: The Sony WX-GS920BH is equipped with 5-volt Front, Rear, & Sub preouts giving you the ability to connect external amplifiers to your car stereo system. The unit's subwoofer preout is non-fading. You can adjust the subwoofer preout's volume level independently from the head unit's 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 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). Approximate power output for the direct subwoofer connection is 60 watts RMS. 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.

    Advanced Sound Engine: Sony's Advanced Sound Engine creates an ideal in-car soundfield with digital signal processing. Advanced Sound Engine contains the following features - ClearAudio+, EQ10,  Listening Position/Time Alignment, Dynamic Stage Organizer (DSO), Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE), Extra Bass, & RBE  (Rear Bass Enhancement), & Advanced Auto Volume (AAV).

    • ClearAudio+: ClearAudio+ reproduces sound by optimizing the digital signal with the Sony recommended sound settings.
    • 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 - Band1 (32Hz), Band2 (63Hz), Band3 (125Hz), Band4 (250Hz), Band5 (500Hz), Band6 (1khz), Band7 (2khz), Band8 (4kHz), Band9 (8kHz), and Band10 (16kHz).
    • Listening Position & Time Alignment: This unit can change the localization of sound by delaying the sound output from each speaker and subwoofer to suit your position, giving you the feeling of being in the center of the soundfield wherever you sit in the car. The options for the Listening Positions are - Front Left, Front Right, Front Center, All, Custom, or Off. The Custom mode allows you to precisely calibrate the output from each speaker so that the sound from all speakers reaches the listener at the same time using Sony's Music Center app on your Apple iOS or Android device. You can also set the subwoofer distance of the subwoofer to Near, Normal, or Far.
    • Dynamic Stage Organizer (DSO): Sound waves are directional, so if your speakers are in your doors or under your dash, the audio may seem muddy or unclear. Dynamic Stage Organizer (DSO) adjusts the signal, improving the stereo positioning so music sounds like it's coming from the dashboard
    • Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE): DSEE improves digitally compressed music files by restoring high frequencies lost in the compression process.
    • ExtraBass: 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.
    • Rear Bass Enhancer (RBE): RBE 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.
    • Advanced Auto Volume (AAV): This feature adjusts the playback volume level of all playback sources to the optimum level.

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

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The Sony WX-GS920BH 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 1.5 (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 WX-GS920BH.

    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 devices connected at the same time (two phones or a phone and a audio player). Once 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 WX-GS920BH 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 WX-GS920BH 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 controls of the WX-GS920BH can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also 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 WX-GS920BH 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 WX-GS920BH, 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.

    External Mic: The external wired microphone offers improved audio quality versus an integrated microphone, so you can be heard easier over noisy traffic and road noise. You can adjust the level of the microphone without affecting the other sources. The external microphone features an attached 11' cable terminated by a right-angle 3.5mm connector which plugs into the mic input on the rear-panel of the head unit. The microphone comes with a mounting bracket which can be clipped to your vehicle's sun-visor or taped to your dash.
    Note: The external microphone measures 0.525" (diameter) x 1.515" (depth).

    Wireless Audio Streaming (w/ AAC): The Sony WX-GS920BH 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 WX-GS920BH for playback.

    • SBC + AAC Codecs: In addition to support for the standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the WX-GS920BH offers support of AAC.  By supporting AAC, the WX-GS920BH 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 WX-GS920BH 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 WX-GS920BH has the ability to access Siri through its front-panel controls and external microphone. Simply activate the "voice dial" function on the WX-GS920BH to engage Siri and use the included 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 even 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 WX-GS920BH; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone).

    Android & iPhone Integration

    Android Direct Connect via USB: The Sony WX-GS920BH enables playback of stored music and music apps on select Android smartphones through its front- or rear-panel USB port. The unit's USB ports will also charge your Android device while connected; the vehicle's accessory key must be set to the  'ACC' or 'On' position. There are two types of modes to choose from based on your type of Android smartphone and what content you want to listen to.

    • AOA 2.0 (Stored Music & Music Apps): The Sony WX-GS920BH supports Android Open Accessory 2.0 (AOA 2.0), which lets  you connect your Android smartphone (OS 4.1-7.1.2) to the WX-GS920BH's front-panel USB port and listen to stored music and select music apps from your Android device through the Sony receiver. You'll be able to control basic playback functions such as Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track. Other advanced music navigation will still be done from your Android smartphone's touchscreen. In this mode, the head unit will not display song/artist information; you'll continue to view song/artist information from the Android device's touchscreen. You'll still be able to access other functions and applications from your Android smartphone's touchscreen, while listening to music through the head unit. If you make a call or answer a call from your smartphone while listening to music in this mode, the music will pause until you are finished with the call and then start back up again.
    • MTP (Stored Music w/ Song/Artist Info): The WX-GS920BH also supports MTP for playback & control of stored MP3/WMA music files on your Android (OS 4.0+) device through the Sony receiver's front-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.

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

    iPod/iPhone Direct Connect via USB: The Sony WX-GS920BH supports direct connection of select Lightning or 30-pin Apple iPod/iPhone devices through its front- or rear-panel USB port. The WX-GS920BH 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 CD receiver will display your iPod/iPhone's stored music file information; including Track number, Elapsed playing time, Song Title, & Artist/Album Name. The WX-GS920BH will also display song/artist information and station identification from select music apps.
    • Charging: The unit's USB ports will also charge your Apple iOS 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 WX-GS920BH is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 1/7/2020):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Specific Apps Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Music Center Pandora Artist/Song Text Track Info Phone Audio Siri
    4S 9.3.5 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C 10.3.3 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5S/6/6S+ 12.4.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    SE/6S/6S+ 13.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    7/7+/8/8+ 13.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    X/XR/XS/XSMax 13.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    11/11Pro/11ProMax 13.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5th 9.3.5 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y Y Y
    6th 12.4.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y Y Y
    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.

    Disc/USB/Aux Playback

    Disc Compatibility: The Sony WX-GS920BH 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°.

    Dual USB Ports (for MSC Playback): The Sony WX-GS920BH features a front-panel USB port and a rear-panel USB (type-A) port that is attached to the rear chassis via a 4.5' cable. The head unit supports connection of a USB MSC (mass storage class) device, like a thumbdrive or portable digital audio player. You'll be able to playback a variety of audio files on your compatible USB MSC device through the Sony receiver, as well as control playback and view song/artist information. USB MSC devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the receiver's USB ports (front = 1.0A / rear = 1.5A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    Music File Playback: The Sony WX-GS920BH supports the a variety of music files recorded onto CD-R/RW disc or loaded onto a USB mass storage class device.

    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 rate of 16-48kHz
    bit rate of 32-192kbps with sampling rate of 32-48kHz
    bit rate of 8-320kbps with sampling rate of 11.025-48kHz
    MP3: bit rate of 8-320kbps with sampling rate of 16-48kHz
    bit rate of 32-192kbps with sampling rate of 32-48kHz
    bit rate of 8-320kbps with sampling rate of 11.025-48kHz
    bit depth of 16 or 24-bit with sampling rate of 44.1kHz or 48kHz
    bit depth of 16-bit with sampling rate of 44.1kHz or 48kHz
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 150 folders/300 files 10,000 files
    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-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.

    Dual Aux Inputs: The Son WX-GS920BH is outfitted with a front-panel 3.5mm Aux input and a rear-panel stereo RCA auxiliary input for connecting external portable audio devices. The volume level of each aux input is adjustable from -8 to +18 dB to compensate for any difference between the unit and your portable device.

    HD+Pandora+SiriusXM Radio

    HD Radio: The Sony WX-GS920BH is equipped with a built-in HD Radio tuner. HD Radio enables select local AM & FM broadcasters to offer better sound and additional digital content for free. HD Radio stations broadcast a digital signal over traditional radio frequencies and allows for up to three additional multicast stations of new local content. HD Radio stations broadcast in clear digital quality to your local area making static, radio hiss and fuzz a thing of the past. HD Radio even allows the receiver to display song titles, artist names, and station information. You can store up to 18 FM and 12 AM stations.

    • Best Tuning Memory (BTM): This feature selects stations with the best signals within the selected band and stores them in order of their frequency. You can select from FM1, FM2, FM3, AM1, and AM2.
    • Manual Tuning: You can manually tune and find your favorite radio stations one by one for FM1, FM2, FM3, AM1, and AM2.
    Note: Click here to find HD radio stations in your area.

    Pandora Internet Radio: The Sony WX-GS920BH lets you playback and control the online Pandora music service that is being streamed to your USB or Bluetooth connected Apple iPhone (iOS 11.0+), or Bluetooth connected Android smartphone (OS 4.0+). The WX-GS920BH 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 WX-GS920BH 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.
    • 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 WX-GS920BH 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.

    App + Remote Control

    Music Center App: Download Sony's free Music Center app onto your Bluetooth-paired iPhone (iOS 11.0+) or Android (OS 5.0+) smartphone and take control of the Sony WX-GS920BH 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 Music Center app also integrates Apple iOS and Android apps into the selectable source list of the Sony WX-GS920BH 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 Music Center 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 Music Center 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 Music Center app for easier access. Once an app is selected within the Music Center app, your smartphone's screen will divert to selected app. Audio of that source will be played through the WX-GS920BH; 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 Music Center 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 Music Center 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 WX-GS920BH 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.

    IR Remote: 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 Phone) of the Sony head unit while keeping your eyes on the road.

    Steering Wheel Control Input: The head unit features a 3.5mm steering wheel remote control input that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel controls when used with an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately).

    Display Features

    High-Contrast 3-Line LCD: The WX-GS920BH features a 3-line, high-contrast LCD that makes it easy to read, wherever you're sitting in the vehicle. 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

    14 questions already asked

    Does this display CD-Text?
    [ John  May 23, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    It does when phone plugged in and your in apple play. When you receive a text it will alert and after touching screen Siri will ask if you want her to read text to you, after reading text she will ask if you want to answer, you can then say your answer and she will read it back for you to confirm. She will ask if you want it sent you say yes she sends. With the exception of initial touch all is hands and eyes free.
    [ clifford  May 27, 2020 ]
    The display colors continue to change in a cyle. Is there a way to keep the color you picked and stop the cycling madness?
    [ John  Mar 12, 2020 ]
    2 answers
    As I recall you need to turn off Demo mode in either Display or Color menu
    [ Stanley  Mar 14, 2020 ]
    I am having the same problem. I just put up with it. If anyone finds out the answer to this question then please let me know also.
    [ Kenneth  Mar 12, 2020 ]
    Does this unit support a built in CD changer?
    [ Michael  Jul 03, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ Krissy  Jul 10, 2019 ]  Staff
    Can the 4 channels be bridged to 2?
    [ Josiah  May 18, 2019 ]
    3 answers
    I'd say they can but it would be better to just use an amp to increase ur power needs. it would cut down the distortion from bridging. There's already a sub out so just amp it if needed.
    [ JACK  May 29, 2019 ]
    I don't know. I run 4 channels. Maybe a call to Sony.
    [ Aaron  May 25, 2019 ]
    Not that I'm aware of.
    [ Big 'uns  May 24, 2019 ]
    Does this Sony WX-GS920BH receiver have a security feature to deter theft?
    [ Tom  Apr 03, 2019 ]
    4 answers
    No. It does not have a detatch face plate
    [ brian  Apr 12, 2019 ]
    No, there is no detachable face
    [ James  Apr 12, 2019 ]
    No it doesn't
    [ Brent  Apr 12, 2019 ]
    Not that I am aware of. And actually depending on your car it could be fairly easy to pop out.That being said, this IS the best sounding head unit i've ever had. Ive had Jvc, Pioneer, Premier and Clarion.
    [ markus  Apr 12, 2019 ]
    How to tune in an HD2 channel?
    [ Meredith  Apr 23, 2018 ]
    1 answer
    Tune to the standard channel of the station you're looking for the HD version of; example, if you want the HD channel of say 97.5, tune to 97.5. Once at the channel wait to see if the receiver registers the channel as having an HD frequency; this may take a few seconds. You'll know if the station is broadcasting in HD because "HD" will pop up on the display. If you get the HD signal then hit the seek forward button once to change the station. If that station has a second or even third HD channel the seek function will automatically stop on the channel. At that point you can program it into your saved settings. Keep in mind though that depending on your location at the time, the receiver may not receive the HD signal in which case you'll just be able to pick up the standard signal. Hope this helps.
    [ CHAD A  Apr 23, 2018 ]
    You all tell me this,Sony WX-GS920BH , will fit in a 2009 Toyota Tacoma Pre-Runner double cab 6 cylinder. My current Toyota setup has a CD changer, Amber LCD tuner and hazard lights behind a silver metal or hard plastic plate. The LCD tuner and hazard lights control are near the bottom of the plate. I guess I will have to take the whole thing off and cut it, am I correct? Thanks
    [ JDCarus  Feb 09, 2018 ]
    1 answer
    No, that's not correct. There is no cutting or custom modifications required when you use the proper dash mount kit for the install: The required installation accessories for your truck will be discounted a combined $50 when purchased with the Sony WX-GS920BH. For additional assistance and personalized recommendations, feel free to contact us directly by phone or through our online chat service:
    [ Ryan  Feb 15, 2018 ]  Staff
    Did you run a dedicated power wire from the battery for this unit? If so, did you ground it through the car's factory harness or did you run a dedicated ground to the car's chassis?
    [ Chase  Feb 02, 2018 ]
    9 answers
    If you read both the manual and the details on this site you will see that IF your radio circuit is protected by a fuse less than 15 Amps, you will need to run a dedicated power wire to the positive post of your battery. This is because the circuit is will not handle the amperage draw. If you want to be sure you have the best possible connection you should run a wire directly to the battery, but will be OK using the factory harness if the radio circuit is protected by a 15 Amp or greater fuse.
    [ Steve  Apr 27, 2018 ]
    I used the adapter harness from Crutchfield. So I am using ignition power and ground wire from factory. Always keep it simple. Nice radio - I like it. Good Luck Ric C.
    [ Richard  Feb 05, 2018 ]
    Hi, Ran all power and ground through factory harness.
    [ GREG  Feb 03, 2018 ]
    I hooked mine up to the factory harness with the steering wheel control adapter, and no other steps were needed.
    [ Matt  Feb 03, 2018 ]
    Nope. Wired it with the provided harnesses. No need to run additional wires from the battery. Mine works great.
    [ Freida  Feb 03, 2018 ]
    You shouldn't have to run a dedicated power wire from the battery. With the harness adapter you should be able to use the factory 24v power lead coming off the vehicles harness. If you're not using a harness then what you want to look for is a 24v power source that is only active when the ignition is turned to ON. If you run a dedicated line to the battery you'll end up with a constant hot that won't shut off when you turn your vehicle off thus draining the battery. If you look under your dash you should be able to find a 24v power line coming off of the ignition's wiring harness that you can tap into. I know on most vehicles there will be access ports for such a purpose already wired into the vehicle's existing harness. As for the ground, you can do either or. If you're using an adapter to connect the factory harness to the new Sony deck then you should be good as it will utilize the vehicles existing ground. Hope this helps.
    [ CHAD A  Feb 03, 2018 ]
    Dedicated power to battery, and grounded to dash chassis with ground screw.
    [ Dennis  Feb 03, 2018 ]
    I used their connector to connect to the factory worrying harness.... Nothing to it
    [ Jeff  Feb 02, 2018 ]
    Yes dedicated power and ground for this unit
    [ MICHAEL A  Feb 02, 2018 ]
    USB drive compatibility? Maximum size of USB drive?
    [ New User  Nov 08, 2017 ]
    2 answers
    ?uhhhh it's a USB it does what a USB does. Go buy a laptop or a computer if you want a weird fancy USB.
    [ Brandon  Nov 13, 2017 ]
    I'm afraid there is no maximum "storage capacity" listed for the Sony WX-GS920BH USB port; however the owner's manual states it will recognize up to 10,000 files (tracks) from a compatible USB thumbdrive. For more details or to discuss further, please feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Thanks!
    [ Larry  Nov 13, 2017 ]  Staff
    This product shows a list price of $299 at Sony's website and also at another seller.How can you have original $349,which is higher than list price?
    [ Jon  Oct 22, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    Since prices are subject to change at any time, you will want to contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat to discuss current price & availability for the Sony WX-GS920BH unit. They can help explain any price-related questions in greater detail for you there. Thanks!
    [ Larry  Oct 25, 2017 ]  Staff
    The Sony site claims for Android smartphones that this HU will "Use voice control to get directions, send messages, and play tracks on your Android smartphone." Has anyone tested this? The Crutchfield "Details" don't mention being able to access Google Maps for instance by voice and if the apps nav responses can be heard by the radio muting itself.
    [ Brad M.  Jul 08, 2017 ]
    2 answers
    Yes, as long as you connect via USB cable Android auto works well. Runs maps navigation off your phone on the display and directions comes through stereo.
    [ Jeff  Feb 02, 2018 ]
    Yes. With the Sony Music Center App installed on your Android Phone (OS 4.2+) you can integrate music, movie, navigation, and other applications that are already on your smartphone device within the Music Center app for easier access. Once an app is selected within the Music Center app, your smartphone's screen will divert to selected app. Audio of that source will be played through the WX-GS920BH; 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. You will find this information, and more, by clicking the "Details" tab on the stereo's main weboage and scrolling down below the "Features & Specs" table. I hope that helps. My Bio:
    [ Ryan  Jul 13, 2017 ]  Staff

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