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Sony Marine Digital Media Receiver - DSX-MS60

Abt Model: DSXM60 | UPC Code: 027242807037
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Flip-Down Face With Front USB Input/ Integrated Tune Tray/ MP3/WMA/AAC Playback/ Satellite Radio/HD Radio Ready/ Anti-Corrosion Coated Circuit Board/ Ultraviolet (UV) Resistant Finishes/ RCA Outputs/ Radio Data System (RDS)
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Sony Marine Digital Media Receiver, Model DSXM60

The DSX-MS60 Marine Digital Media Receiver by Sony® features a USB5 1-wire Tune Tray that lets you protect, connect, charge and control your iPod®2 while boating. Make the most of your time on the water enjoying your music library with Sony audio technologies like DM+, Quick-BrowZer® and ZAPPIN™.


  • Flip-down Face with Front USB Input
    The easy-to-read 2-line LCD display shows clock, station ID and track data when playing back your digital MP3/WMA/AAC files1 from the internal USB input. Front aux input lets you connect almost any portable audio device to your car's sound system
  • Integrated Tune Tray
    The Tune Tray compartment lets you easily connect, control and charge your iPod®, Walkman® player or other compatible music devices via the USB 1-Wire input. Your player is secured inside, eliminating unsightly and distracting wires
  • MP3/WMA/AAC playback
    Multi-format playback lets you play your MP3, WMA, or AAC songs. Hear digital music files in their original vibrancy with DM+ (Digital Music Plus), a Sony® codec enhancer that reproduces detailed frequencies from compressed audio files
  • Intuitive Search Features
    Use Quick-BrowZer® feature to find music by artist, album, genre, song or playlist. Jump Mode allows you to fast forward through a category in 10% increments while the ZAPPIN™ feature can play a 6, 9, or 30 second intro clip to help you find a specific song
  • Satellite Radio/HD Radio™ Ready
    The DSX-MS60 integrates seamlessly with Satellite Radio and HD Radio using Sony® Bus adaptors so you can receive digital satellite radio or HD Radio broadcasts
  • Anti-corrosion coated circuit board
    Sony Marine receivers use conformal coated circuit boards and are safeguarded by HAYA high humidity resistant vinyl resin
  • Ultraviolet (UV) resistant finishes
    Sony Marine receivers are specifically designed to withstand the ASTM G154 test for UV resistance. This means the faceplate is treated to resist fading and discoloring after prolonged exposure to UV light
  • RCA outputs for external amplifiers
    When you’re ready to expand your sound system, the DSX-MS60 offers selectable rear or subwoofer pre-amp RCA outputs for external amplifiers. Set the built in electronic HPF/LPF crossovers to improve sound quality and reduce system distortion
  • Radio Data System (RDS)
    Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist and track information when listening to compatible AM/FM stations
  • Wireless card remote
    Control your Xplod™ CD receiver while keeping your eyes on the road with the included wireless card remote (RM-X151)


Amplifier Section

  • Max power output: 52 watts x 4 at 4 ohms
  • Speaker Impedance: 4-8 Ohms


  • Band: AM / FM
  • Digital-to-Analog Converter: 24bit
  • Equalizer: EQ3: 3 band EQ
    • +/- 10 dB at 60 Hz
    • +/- 10 dB at 1 kHz
    • +/- 10dB at 10 kHz
  • Format(s) Supported: MP3/WMA/AAC files
  • Preout Impedance: 220 ohms
  • Preout Voltage: 2 volt
  • S/N Ratio: Audio Power: CEA2006 S/N 80 dBA
  • Station Preset(s): 18 FM / 12 AM
  • Tuner Frequency Range
    • FM: Tuner Frequency Range(MHz): 87.5-107.9
    • AM: Tuner Frequency Range(kHz): 530-1710
  • Tuner Type: SSIR-EXA with RDS
  • Volume Control: Tel/Nav Attenuation


  • Tilt Range: 0-45° mounting angle
  • Dimmer Adjust: Slectable Auto adjust or manual on/off
  • Key Illumination: Blue
  • On-Screen Clock: 12H


  • Display Color: White color / Positive
  • Technology: LCD
  • Text Displayed: Source, artist, track, playback time, menu and clock
  • Text Lines: 2 lines of information


  • Color: Piano Black

Inputs and Outputs

  • 12V Trigger Output(s)
    • Power antenna
    • Amplifier turn on
  • Antenna Terminal(s): AM/FM Antenna Input Terminal
  • Audio In
    • Front Aux with variable level: -8dB ~ +18dB
    • Internal USB input
    • Sony Bus terminals
  • Digital Audio Input(s): Ability to use all forms of USB devices may vary as not all devices are compatible. This unit can be connected to the following iPods. Update your iPod to the latest software before you use it
    • iPod Nano 1st generation
    • iPod Nano 2nd generation (aluminum)
    • iPod Nano 3rd generation (video)
    • iPod 5th generation (video)
    • iPod Classic
    • iPod Touch
    • iPhone
    • This unit is compliant with MSC (Mass Storage Class) and MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) type USB devices compliant with the USB standard
    • This unit cannot recognize USB devices via a USB hub
    • If you have any questions or problems concerning your unit that are not covered in the owners manual, consult your nearest Sony dealer
  • Infrared Port: Wireless remote input
  • RCA Audio Output(s): Front and Rear/Sub selectable RCA pre-amp outputs
  • Remote Jack: Optional wired remote terminal
  • USB Port(s): USB - Full Speed


  • Current Drain: 3 - 5 amps
  • Input Voltage: 12 V DC car battery (negative ground)
  • Output Power: 52W x4 Watts Max Power - CEA2006 Standard Power Output: 17 Watts RMS per channel into 4 Ohms, 4 channels driven from 20 Hz to 20 kHz with less than 1% THD+N


  • FM Usable Sensitivity: 10 dBf
  • Frequency Response: FM: 20-15,000 Hz
  • S/N Ratio: 70 dB (mono)
  • Selectivity: 75 dB at 400 kHz
  • Stereo Separation: 40 dB at 1 KHz

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 2 lbs 14 oz
  • Shipping: 5 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor


  1. Not all MP3, WMA, AAC files may playback due to file variations. Copyright protected ACC-LC files cannot be played back
  2. Ability to use all generations of iPod products may vary as not all products are compatible
  3. Satellite radio service requires a satellite radio tuner and service subscription, sold separately
  4. HD Radio® capability requires an optional HD Radio tuner (XT-100HD)
  5. Ability to use all forms of USB devices may vary as not all devices are compatible
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Sony Marine Digital Media Receiver

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Great Marine Stereo


from Grayson, GA

Comments about Sony Marine Digital Media Receiver:

I purchased this February 2013 and had it installed into my boat on April 18th 2013. It worked flawlessly from April to September when we put the boat up for the season. I love the fact that you can use an ipod in this unit. I took the boat out of storage this April and had some issues with the unit. I was told to clean the contacts and reset the unit. I did both and found that the face plate when exposed to sunlight malfunctions. I was told by Sony that f I would return the unit they would repair or replace within 10 working days. We have a 6 month boating season and to be without a radio would be like fishing without a rod. I decided to purchase another radio and return the defective unit at my leisure. No need for an extended warranty now because I will have 2 units. I'm guaranteed to have at least 2 boating season covered. I should have gone with another manufactures unit but I like the features and would need to purchase another wiring harness for $100.00. This way I can pop one out and another in ............ so I had to spend another $200.00 for insurance and ensure I have tunes for the season. Great Unit ,Great Features, Great Sound unfortunately these seem to have a short life. We'll see if the new one exhibits the same flaws.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Over heating


from Charlotte, NC

Comments about Sony Marine Digital Media Receiver:

I purchased this product in May of this year and used it throughout the 2012 boating season.This unit would constantly overheat my IPhone and my phone would shut down finally we stop using the internal connection and we started using the AUX port. By using the AUX port you lose the features that this head unit is supposed to have when you buy it. If the unit would not overheat it would be pretty cool.


i have owned this unit ...


from marlboro ny

Comments about Sony Marine Digital Media Receiver:

i have owned this unit for over a year now. I have had absolutely no problems with it. No heat issues like others have mentioned. Recently paired it with the sony marine amplifier and sub.... great combination. i receive constant comments on the quality and clarity of the system

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)




from SoCal

Comments about Sony Marine Digital Media Receiver:

I love the functionality of this unit and the performance. The main reason I bought the Sony DSX-MS60 was the iPod function and the fact that the unit holds the iPod inside and the head unit controls the iPod however after a short time of playing even a fully charged iPod the iPod shuts down from overheating and will not function again without being re-charged again. ThIs makes this feature useless and significantly lowers the advantage of owning this unit.


Great product


from Naples, Fl

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  • Easy To Set Up
  • Great Sound Quality


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      Comments about Sony Marine Digital Media Receiver:

      Easy installation, works great on my boat. Would reccomend for any boater that uses iPod or iPhone as music source on the water.

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      Great Value,Great Price


      from Lancaster,PA.

      Comments about Sony Marine Digital Media Receiver:

      Bought unit to replace factory one that stopped working.Got it at Best Buy,had them install it.Would buy another unit no problem.Great sound,and Great price.Doesn't have all the bells and whistles of some but wasn't looking for all that stuff.Would recommend to anyone looking for a Great basic unit.

      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


      best cd player


      from kent wa usa

      Comments about Sony Marine Digital Media Receiver:

      best player and best sound ever i got it

      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


      Good idea that just misses the mark


      from IA


      • keeps my iPhone and/or iTouch out of Harms way


      • Iphone and Ipod touch over heats after about 45 mins in the player

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        Comments about Sony Marine Digital Media Receiver:

        I really like the functionality and the way that the Ipod fit inside of the stereo is really nice, but after about 45 mins to a hour my iPhone or iTouch goes into over heat mode and shuts down. I have tried several different configurations, airplane mode on, back light on lowest setting, fully charged prior to hooking up, leaving the door for the glovebox open to add some cooling, leaving the face of the stereo open, ETC... If you have good airflow behind the stereo then you might be ok, but for me where my stereo is in the glovebox and sealed behind in a air and water tight area it is a big concern. I hope that this stereo doesnt ruin my iPhone!!!

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        Sony Marine Digital Media Receiver

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