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Sony Xplod CDX-GT430IP


$120.00 Released August, 2008

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Easy installation, intermediate electrical experience is enough. Audio quality is very clear, generally an immediate improvement over stock stereos with the same speakers. IPod control is flexible, allows switching albums, shuffle, and other options.

The Cons:Frequent quality control issues reported, may arrive with a few things not working. Buttons are small and flush with the display - hard to find when driving. Working through the EQ settings takes a lot of time and effort.

The Sony Xplod CDX-GT430IP is an automotive in-dash CD receiver that is a part of Sony's Xplod line. It has a detachable faceplate with a front auxillary input making it easy to connect a digital audio player with a 1/8" jack.

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It supports MP3/WMA playback from CD, CD-R or CD-RW discs and has iPod direct connect which allows you to control your iPod from the head unit and is also satellite and HD radio ready. The unit comes with a 1.5m 30-pin iPod connection cable. There are dual preouts with a built in low-pass and high-pass filter and the Drive-S technology provides the ultimate audio platform upon which to build a system that caters to demanding ears. The Quick-BrowZer lets you search and select songs by categories such as artist, album, genre or play list, and passenger control lets passengers DJ while you drive.

Specifications

  • Dimensions (Approx.) : 178 x 50 x 179mm
  • Weight (Approx.) : 1.3Kg
  • Input Power : 12 V DC car battery (negative ground (earth))
  • Output Power : 52W x4 High Power - 17 watts per channel minimum continuous average power into 4 Ohms, 4 channels driven from 20 Hz to 20 kHz with no more than 5% total harmonic distortion.
  • Power Consumption (in Operation) : 45W
  • CD : Yes (CD-R/RW)
  • Component Compatible : Sony BUS Control with CD-Text
  • Speaker Impedance : 4-8 Ohms
  • Menu Options : Auto Title Scroll
  • Tilt Range : 45°
  • Color : '07 Gun Metallic
  • Display Technology : LCD
  • Audio Format : BTM
  • Band : AM / FM
  • CD Playback : Wow and flutter-Below measurable limit
  • Digital-to-Analog Converter : 24bit
  • Frequency Response : 10-20,000Hz
  • Output Impedance : 4-8 Ohms
  • Preout Voltage : 2 volt
  • S/N Ratio : CEA2006 S/N 82 dB
  • Sensitivity (db) : FM:Usable sensitivity (75)(dBf): 10
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio : CD: 120dB
  • Station Preset(s) : FM18/AM12
  • Tone Control(s) : Low: +/-10 dB at 60Hz (XPLOD) Mid: +/-10dB at 1kHz (XPLOD) High: +/-10dB at 10kHz (XPLOD)
  • Tuner Frequency Range : FM:Tuner Frequency Range(MHz): 87.5-107.9, AM:Tuner Frequency Range(kHz): 530-1710
  • Tuner Type : SSIR-EXA
  • Volume Control : Tel/Nav Attenuation
  • Wow and Flutter : Below Measurable Limit
  • Level Control : -8dB ~ +18dB
  • CD Text Display : Yes
  • Illumination : Blue
  • On-Screen Clock : 12H
  • 12V Trigger Output(s) : Power antenna Amplifier turn on
  • Analog Audio Input(s) (Total) : Front Aux-In
  • Antenna Terminal(s) : Aerial Input Terminal
  • Audio Out (Variable/Fixed) : Speaker outputs (sure seal connectors)
  • Digital Audio Input(s) : iPod
  • Infrared Port : Remote Controller Input Terminal
  • Input(s) : iPod signal input terminal (30-pin), Front Aux in, BUS audio input terminal
  • FM Usable Sensitivity : 10 dBf
  • Frequency Response : 20 - 15,000 Hz
  • S/N Ratio : 70 dB
  • Tuner Selectivity : 75 dB at 400 kHz
  • Tuner Stereo Separation : 40 dB at 1 kHz

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Pros
  • 1

    easy installation, intermediate electrical experience is enough

  • 1

    audio quality is very clear, generally an immediate improvement over stock stereos with the same speakers

  • 1

    iPod control is flexible, allows switching albums, shuffle, and other options

  • 1

    display is easy to read in any lighting, can work with direct sunlight

Cons
  • 1

    frequent quality control issues reported, may arrive with a few things not working

  • 1

    buttons are small and flush with the display - hard to find when driving

  • 1

    working through the EQ settings takes a lot of time and effort

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