This package from Sony includes the CDX-GT540UI CD receiver and a set of 6-1/2" Sony speakers for an upgrade to your vehicle's audio system that'll provide sound benefits.CD receiver
Sony's CDX-GT540UI CD receiver features a powerful amp and high-quality digital-to-analog converter that ensure realistic sound. You can customize the sonics with the EQ3 Stage 2's eight preset tone curves and 3-band equalizer. This versatile receiver plays your store-bought discs, as well as discs loaded with MP3, WMA, and AAC files. You'll find a handy front-panel auxiliary input for a Dock & Play satellite radio or other portable.Speedy iPod access
Plug your iPod into the front-panel USB input. Quick-BrowZer lets you search for a song by genre, artist, album, or playlist — just rotate the knob to find the song you want, then push to select. If you've got lots of songs on your iPod, the Jump control leaps through them in 10% increments. Zappin' lets your play music (files or folders) in 6, 9, or 30-second clips until you find the song you are looking for. You can switch to Passenger Control mode if you or your passengers prefer using the iPod's controls.Radio options
If you're a radio fan, the CDX-GT540UI's tuner receives Radio Data System information from participating AM or FM stations, so you'll see station call letters and song info on your Sony's display. You can expand your radio options by adding a Sony HD Radio tuner or satellite radio.Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?
In most vehicles, you can use this adapter to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this Sony stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and the Sony, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls.
The XS-GF1622X 6-1/2" speakers in this package feature a Highly Oriented Polyolefine (HOP) woofer cone, with a rubber-coated cloth surround that helps keep the bass tight and accurate for the long haul. An 1-1/2" aluminum cone tweeter broadcasts crisp high-frequency details. General features:
CDX-GT540UI CD receiver
- package includes CDX-GT540UI CD receiver and XS-GF1622X 6-1/2" speakers
XS-GF1622X 6-1/2" speakers (pair)
- CD receiver with built-in amplifier (17 watts RMS CEA-2006/52 peak x 4 channels)
- plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RW discs, including discs loaded with MP3, WMA, and AAC music files
- detachable face with a black LCD display
- built-in Radio Data System (RDS)
- remote control
- EQ3 (eight preset tone curves and a 3-band equalizer)
- iPod direct control via USB input — no adapter necessary, but adding an optional connecting cable lets you leave your iPod cable at home
- compatible satellite radio tuner (subscription and antenna required), and HD Radio tuner
- inputs: front-panel USB and auxiliary inputs
- outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (front, rear/sub)
- compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
- warranty: 1 year
- Highly Oriented Polyolefine (HOP) woofer cone with a rubber-coated cloth surround
- 1-1/2" aluminum cone tweeter
- handles up to 40 watts RMS/190 peak
- warranty: 1 year
The CDX-GT540UI features a detachable face for theft prevention. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face non-detachable, if desired.Note:
No face case is included with this unit. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can be purchased for this unit.Caution Alarm:
If you turn the ignition switch to the Off position without detaching the front-panel, the caution alarm will sound for a few seconds. The alarm will only sound if the built-in amplifier is used.Black 13-Segment LED Display:
The Sony Xplod CDX-GT540UI features a 13 Segment black LCD with negative display for viewing information.
Motion Display: This feature shows moving patterns and a spectrum analyzer on the display when turned on.
This feature allows long displayed items to scroll automatically across the display when the track is changed on a disc.
Display Illumination/Clock Display: Pressing the Off button once will turn off audio output, but the clock display and button illumination remain on. This makes the clock display and face/button illumination "Keyed" instead of "Unit On" only. To turn the unit off completely, you must press the Off button for two seconds.
Dimmer: The CDX-GT540UI feature a dimmer mode to dim the brightness of the display. You can choose from either "Dim On" or Dim Off".
When installing in a vehicle without an accessory power wire at the radio location, you can set the unit to turn off all lighting a set amount of time after you turn the power off. The Auto Off feature can be set to 30 seconds, 30 minutes, 60 minutes, or No.
Audio SectionTrue Fidelity Sound Construction:
The Sony Xplod CDX-GT540UI FM/AM compact disc player features a newly developed sound processor for less distortion, an S-MOSFET IC for smooth signal transmission, and a large-sized capacitor for deep bass sound.
CEA2006 Compliant Amplifier:
24 Bit D/A Converter: The Sony CDX-GT540UI utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior CD sound quality.
The power specifications for the Sony Xplod CDX-GT540UI are compliant with the CEA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). These standards were developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and between manufacturers. The power output specs for the CDX-GT540UI are as follows:
EQ3 Stage 2:
- Continuous Power Output: 17 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
- Peak Power Output:52 watts x 4-channels (208 total watts)
The Sony Xplod CDX-GT540UI features an EQ3 Stage 2 equalizer with 8 preset equalizer curves for various types of music. You can choose from Xplod, Vocal, Edge, Cruise, Space, Gravity, Custom, or Off. The Off mode provides a flat response. The Custom mode allows you to manually adjust the Low (60 Hz), Mid (1 kHz), and High (10 kHz) frequencies from +/-10dB.Loudness:
This features reinforces bass and treble for clear sound at low volume levels.Two Pairs Of 2V Preamp Outputs:
The CDX-GT540UI contains two pairs of 2-volt RCA preamp outputs - a front pair and another pair that can be set for the rear channels or for subwoofer operation. When set to subwoofer, the output becomes non-fading and a low pass filter is activated with a selectable cut-off frequency of 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 140Hz, 160Hz, or Off. You can adjust the subwoofer preamp output's volume level independently from the headunit'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.High-Pass Filter:
The front and rear speaker outputs offer a selectable high-pass crossover frequency of 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 140Hz, 160Hz, or Off.
Radio FunctionSSIR-EXA AM/FM Tuner with RDS:
The Sony CDX-GT540UI features a built-in SSIR-EXA AM/FM Tuner with RDS. Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to compatible AM/FM stations. The CDX-GT540UI offers manual, seek and preset tuning.Preset Tuning:
The radio features 6 memory bands to store and receive AM/FM stations. You can store up to 6 presets each in FM1, FM2, FM3, AM1 and AM2 (total: 18 FM/12 AM). Preset tuning can be done manually or automatically.
- 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.
You can use the seek button to help you search quickly through the available stations and then choose your own presets from these available stations.Local Seek Mode:
In the Local Seek Mode, the unit will only tune in stations with very strong signals during Seek tuning.Mono Mode:
The Mono Mode allows you improve poor FM reception by selecting a monaural signal instead of a stereo signal.