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Sony Single DIN Car Stereo - CDXGS500R

Abt Model: CDXGS500R | UPC Code: 027242846449
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52 Watts x 4 Max Power Output/ Single Line LCD Display/ Easy Access To Select iPhone Apps/ Versatile Rear USB 1-Wire Input Cable/ Variable Color Illumination/ SiriusXM Satellite Radio Ready/ Plays CDs And Popular Digital Files/ Convenient Control Panel Design/ Digital Clarity Tuner/ Steering Wheel Control Ready Input/ Black Finish
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Sony Single DIN Car Stereo With Pandora Control - CDXGS500R

The App Remote feature provides safe control of select apps8 from your iPhone®. Stream Pandora® internet radio from your iPhone4, playback your digital music files1 from CD or using the USB 1-wire input. Experience great sound quality thanks to the Advanced Sound Engine and customize the receiver’s display color to match your mood.


  • Easy access to select iPhone® apps
    Sony’s exclusive App Remote feature combines music and select iPhone®4 apps8 into a single source list that can be safely displayed and controlled directly from your receiver. Application content is displayed on your iPhone while audio content plays through your speakers.

  • Versatile rear USB 1-wire input cable
    Connect, control and charge your Walkman®, iPod®3, iPhone®3, Android™6, Blackberry®6, or other compatible USB device2 while accessing your digital music files using the rear mounted, 1.5 meter long USB input cable. You can also view metadata like song title and artist on the front display.

  • Pandora® Internet Radio Control
    Pandora® is the leading internet radio service, giving people music they love anytime, anywhere, through personalized radio stations. The CDX-GS500R provides complete access to your Pandora account using your iPhone®.

  • 5V RCA outputs for system expansion
    When you’re ready to expand your system, the CDX-GS500R delivers a robust 5 volts to front, rear and subwoofer RCA pre-amp outputs for external amplifiers. The adjustable subwoofer level control also lets you dial in the bass when you’re ready to pump it up.

  • Variable Color Illumination
    Match your radio’s illumination to complement your existing vehicle lighting components with the Dynamic Color Illuminator™. With selectable Sound Synchronization, the timing of the color change is synchronized with the audio source.

  • SiriusXM™ Satellite radio ready
    The on-board SiriusXM™ connector simplifies satellite radio installation by eliminating compatibility issues and providing direct connection to the new platform of tuners.

  • Intuitive music search features
    Use Quick-BrowZer® 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.

  • Plays CDs and popular digital files
    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.

  • Custom sound settings with EQ7
    The Advanced Sound Engine uses EQ7 equalizer, adjustable LPF/HPF crossovers, Listener Position calibration, DM+ advanced sound restoration, Rear Bass Enhancer, and Dynamic Loudness volume leveler to deliver an impressive listening experience.

  • Smooth playback transitions
    Automatic Level Optimizer analyzes each tracks playback levels and adjusts output level to optimize transitions between tracks and sources.

  • Convenient control panel design
    The easy-to-read single line LCD display shows source information, clock, station ID and track data when playing back digital files from CD or external USB devices. Front auxiliary input lets you connect almost any portable audio device to your car's sound system.

  • Powerful in-dash amplification
    The internal Dynamic Reality Amp delivers 52 watts x 4 to your interior speakers, allowing you to crank up the volume while maintaining low distortion, low noise levels and smooth frequency response. Your music isn’t just louder, its clearer too.

  • The immaculate reception
    The Digital Clarity Tuner delivers industry leading signal to noise ratios, lower interference, better multipath rejection and better stereo separation. The RDS feature displays broadcast information when listening to compatible AM/FM stations.

  • Convenient wireless remote included
    Control your receiver while keeping your eyes on the road with the included wireless card remote (RM-X211).

  • Steering wheel control ready input
    This receiver is compatible with aftermarket remote control adapters7 designed to utilize the vehicles existing, primary radio controls directly from the steering wheel. The 1/8” rear panel mounted remote input jack allows for simple connectivity.



  • Max power output: 52 watts x 4 at 4 ohms
  • Power Ad Hoc: CEA2006 Standard Power: 17 Watts RMS per channel into 4 Ohms, 4 channels driven from 20 Hz to 20 kHz with less than 1% THD+N.
  • Speaker Impedance: 4-8 Ohms


  • Band: AM / FM
  • Equalizer: EQ7: 7 band EQ with +/- 6 dB adjustment at 63 Hz, 160 Hz, 400 Hz, 1000 Hz, 2.5 kHz, 6.3 kHz and 16 kHz.
  • Format(s) Supported: MP3/WMA/AAC files1
  • Preout Impedance: 220 ohms
  • Preout Voltage: 5 volt
  • S/N Ratio: Audio Power: CEA2006 S/N 80 dBA
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (dB): CD: 120 dB
  • Station Preset(s): 18 FM / 12 AM
  • Tuner Frequency Range: FM (MHz): 87.5-107.9 AM (kHz): 530-1710
  • Tuner Type: Digital clarity tuner with RDS
  • Wow and Flutter: Below measurable limit


  • CD: CD, CD-R/RW


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


  • Display Color: Black / Variable color
  • Display Technology: LCD
  • Text Displayed: Source, artist, track, playback time, menu, clock and Pandora® data
  • Text Lines: 1 line of information

Inputs and Outputs

  • 12V Trigger Output(s): Power remote on
  • Antenna Terminal(s): AM/FM Antenna Input Terminal
  • Audio In: Front Aux in with variable level Rear USB input SiriusXM™ connector
  • Digital Audio Input(s): Ability to use all forms of USB devices may vary as not all devices are compatible. 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. This unit can be connected to the following iPods. Update your iPod to the latest software before you use it. iPod Nano 1st - 6th generation iPod Touch 1st - 4th generation iPod Classic iPod with video iPhone iPhone 3G iPhone 3GS iPhone 4 iPhone 4S 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
  • RCA Audio Output(s): Front, Rear, and Subwoofer RCA pre-amp outputs
  • Remote Jack: Optional wired remote terminal
  • USB Port(s): Rear


  • FM Usable Sensitivity: 8 dBf
  • Frequency Response: FM: 20-15,000 Hz
  • S/N Ratio: 80 dB (stereo)
  • Selectivity: 75 dB at 400 kHz
  • Stereo Separation: 50 dB at 1 KHz

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 2"
  • Width: 7.125"
  • Depth: 7"

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 4 lbs

Warranty Information:

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


  1. Not all files may playback due to file variations. Copyright protected ACC-LC files not supported.
  2. Not all USB devices are compatible. Consult for complete details.
  3. Works with iPod touch® (1st – 4th generations), iPod nano® (1st– 6th generations), iPod classic®, iPod with video and iPhone®, 3G, 3GS, 4 and 4S.
  4. Works with iPhone® 3G, 3GS, 4 and 4S via USB port. 5. Requires tuner and subscription, sold separately.
  5. Compatible with Android™ or Blackberry® smartphones supporting Mass Storage Class (MSC) devices, users required to manually select MSC/USB connection in smartphone menu for proper functionality.
  6. Compatibility varies as not all vehicles are compatible; please consult with each interface manufacturer for details.
  7. Requires download of free Sony App Remote app for iPhone® from the App Store. Users must link compatible apps to the App Remote application on their phone in order to play the audio signal on the Sony receiver.
More reasons to buy the Sony CDXGS500R from Abt Electronics
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  • The Sony CDXGS500R is Brand New.
  • The Sony CDXGS500R Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
TypeSingle DIN
iPod ConnectionYes
Bluetooth Hands Free CallingNo
USB InputNo
AUX InputYes
Height (inches)2
Width (inches)7.13
Depth (inches)7


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Sony Single DIN Car Stereo With Pandora Control

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None of the "cool" features were any benefit


from mentor, oh

Comments about Sony Single DIN Car Stereo With Pandora Control:

When going through the sources bluetooth shows up several ways, one bluetooth source could have been linked to the bluetooth device and be able to do everything. In a stealth or ipad type install it was not a win, so you don't have easy access to the radio and for the "app remote" app you have to use the buttons on the radio to initiate the connection, the app doesn't let you control the radio volume either. If your device auto connects via Bluetooth which is unlikely the music doesn't start playing where you left off. So after my research and purchase of this radio, I was disappointed that I had to remove it. That's when I went to the stores and paired my device and turned the radio's on/off and tested everything out.

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Very nice


from Lancaster pa.

Comments about Sony Single DIN Car Stereo With Pandora Control:

Very well liked. Very good quality.

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