Summary: I've had a Sony Xplode car stereo unit in my car for over a year and it works great, so I decided to buy another. This unit has some really great features. First off, the auxiliary offers a nice clean input for any mp3 player or anything with a standard 1/8 inch output. Also it plays mp3s, so you can load several albums onto a single disk and navigate by album and track. This is a great stereo unit for the price.
Summary: I bought this unit from Best Buy last year and put it in my 94 Camry XLE and it kicks my Pionner 6" 3-way speakers nice. I am installing my subs next week and I will update this once I get them hooked up. This is an easy install if you get the wiring harness and is awesome with the XPLOD setting on. The bad thing is it does get very hot but does not damage the unit or anything around it. AUX is a BIG bonus.
Summary: I wanted a replacement for my very old car stereo because it didn't have anyway of hooking up my iPod. The previous stereo was a very old Sony Explode, it worked great for many years but it was time to move on to better things. And here I was back at Amazon for another Sony Explode. A great and simple removable faceplate with an AUX input (regular mini-jack) to connect my iPod.
Summary: The Sony CDX-GT130 Car Stereo Receiver is fancy and "cool" looking right out of the box. The volume button is covered in a soft rubber, and therefore easy to adjust. The display looks nice at night, and good during the day. In really direct sunlight it may be hard to see the LCD screen, but otherwise its viewable at all times. There's a good number of preset options for your radio, and lots of sound equalizers you can play with. Directions were good enough.
"Great for the price but beeping really annoys me."
22 August 2009
Pros: It was easy to install, has great sound quality and is laid out very well. The features are easy to use.
Cons: After calling Sony support I learned that the 3 beeps it gives when you turn off the car cannot be changed. If my lights are on or I leave my keys in the car I don't mind a beep. Beeping for no reason is annoying.