Released February, 2006
The Pros:Installation is easy enough for almost anyone to handle.
The Cons:FM tuner has a hard time pulling in a clear signal, doesn't have AM. CD player skips as soon as you hit a bump. No station presets available, radio works on an analog basis.
The Boss 506CA is an in-dash CD receiver with front panel aux input offered by Boss Audio. It has a detachable front panel which features an active black mask display and a front AUX input to easily enjoy music off any portable audio player using a standard headphone jack.
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The CD player can play CD, CD-R and CD-RW discs and has a CD mute function. To control the output sound, bass and treble are seperated and there are preset EQ response curves as well as balance and fader controls and stereo/mono and local/distance switches. It has RCA outputs and gives 40 watts of power to each of the 4 channel outputs.
- ISO DIN mounting
- Detachable front panel
- Active black mask display
- Front panel auxiliary input
- Compatible with audio output of iPod and other MP3 players
- Quartz digital clock
- CD mute function
- Track repeat
- Intro scan
- 1 Bit D/A converter
- 8X oversampling
- CD-R/CD-RW compatible
- Preset EQ response curves
- Separate bass and treble
- Balance and fader controls
- RCA outputs
- Stereo/mono & local/distance switches
- Output power: 40W x 4 channels
User Reviews (2)
installation is easy enough for almost anyone to handle
FM tuner has a hard time pulling in a clear signal, doesn't have AM
CD player skips as soon as you hit a bump
no station presets available, radio works on an analog basis
display is hard to read in the daylight due to reflections on the plastic panel
buttons all look and feel identical, hard to figure out which does what
tuner dial is as far away from the driver as possible for some reason
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