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App Remote Receiver w/Pandora® control

CDX-GS500R

The App Remote feature provides safe control of select apps8 from your iPhone®4. Stream Pandora® internet radio from your iPhone4, playback your digital music files1 from CD or using the USB 1-wire input2. Experience great sound quality thanks to the Advanced Sound Engine and customize the receiver’s display color to match your mood.

Features Specifications

Easy access to select iPhone®4 apps8

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, Android6, 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 Control4

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®4.

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.

3 year warranty

The Sony CDX-GS500R is backed by a 3 year factory warranty.

Variable Color Illumination

Match your radio’s illumination to complement your existing vehicle lighting components with change is synchronized with the audio source.

SiriusXM Satellite radio ready5

The on-board SiriusXM connector5 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 files1

Multi-format playback lets you play your MP3, WMA, or AAC songs1. 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

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 input7

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.
Amplifier Section
  • Max power output
  • Power Ad Hoc
  • Speaker Impedance
  • 52 watts x 4 at 4 ohms
  • 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.
  • 4-8 Ohms
AMP & General Feature
  • Automatic Level Optimizer
  • Aux-In
  • DM+ (Codec enhancer)
  • EQ
  • High Pass Filter
  • High Voltage Pre Out
  • Loudness
  • Low Pass Filter
  • Output Power (4ohm, 1kHz,16V)(W)
  • Pre Out
  • Rear Bass Enhancer
  • Sirius/XM Connector
  • Subwoofer Direct Connection
  • Time Alignment Preset
  • USB
  • Yes
  • Front
  • Yes (Gen2.1)
  • 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.
  • Selectable on/off at: 50, 60, 80, 100 or 120 Hz.
  • 5V
  • Dynamic
  • Selectable on/off at: 50, 60, 80, 100 or 120 Hz.
  • 52W x 4
  • (3) Front, Rear and Sub
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Adjustment
  • Yes
  • Rear
Audio
  • Band
  • Equalizer
  • Format(s) Supported
  • Preout Impedance
  • Preout Voltage
  • S/N Ratio
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (dB)
  • Station Preset(s)
  • Tuner Frequency Range
  • Tuner Type
  • Wow and Flutter
  • AM / FM
  • 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.
  • MP3/WMA/AAC files1
  • 220 ohms
  • 5 volt
  • Audio Power: CEA2006 S/N 80 dBA
  • CD: 120 dB
  • 18 FM / 12 AM
  • FM (MHz): 87.5-107.9
    AM (kHz): 530-1710
  • Digital clarity tuner with RDS
  • Below measurable limit
AUX in Feature
  • Level Adjustment
  • -8dB - +18dB
Convenience
  • Tilt Range
  • 0-45° mounting angle
Convenience Features
  • Dimmer Adjust
  • Key Illumination
  • On-Screen Clock
  • Selectable Auto adjust or manual on/off
  • Variable color illumination
  • 12H
Display
  • Display Color
  • Display Technology
  • Text Displayed
  • Text Lines
  • Black / Variable color
  • LCD
  • Source, artist, track, playback time, menu, clock and Pandora® data
  • 1 line of information
Display Panel
  • Auto off mode
  • Dimmer Adjust
  • Key Illumination Initial
  • Yes
  • Auto
  • Variable
Panel Design
  • Display color (Color Variation/Nega or Posi)
  • Display Device (LCD/FL/OEL/TFT)
  • Key Illumination
  • Panel finish color
  • Black color/Negative
  • LCD
  • Variable
  • Dark Titanium
Feature
  • CODEC (for USB)
  • Jump Mode
  • List Browsing (Folders/Files)
  • Pause
  • Repeat
  • Resume Play
  • Shuffle
  • ZAPPIN
  • MP3, WMA, AAC
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • OFF/ TRACK/ ALBUM
  • Yes
  • OFF/ALBUM/DEVICE
  • Yes
General
  • CEA2006 output power
  • CEA2006 S/N
  • Dimensions (WxHxD) (mm)
  • Maximum output power (4ohm, 1kHz, 16V)(W)
  • Mounting dimensions (WxHxD)(mm)
  • Preout impedance (ohms)
  • Preout output level (V)
  • Weight (kg)
  • 17
  • 80
  • 178x50x177
  • 52
  • 182 x 53 x 160
  • 220
  • 5
  • 1.2
Inputs and Outputs
  • 12V Trigger Output(s)
  • Antenna Terminal(s)
  • Audio In
  • Digital Audio Input(s)
  • Infrared Port
  • RCA Audio Output(s)
  • Remote Jack
  • USB Port(s)
  • Power remote on
  • AM/FM Antenna Input Terminal
  • Front Aux in with variable level
    Rear USB input
    SiriusXM connector
  • 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.
  • Wireless remote
  • Front, Rear, and Subwoofer RCA pre-amp outputs
  • Optional wired remote terminal
  • Rear
iPod Control Feature
  • Accessory Information
  • CODEC (for iPod)
  • List Browsing (Folders / Files)
  • Pandora Link (USB)
  • Passenger Control
  • Pause
  • Repeat
  • Resume Play
  • Shuffle
  • ZAPPIN
  • Yes
  • Depend on iPod® content
  • Quick-BrowZer®
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Track, Album, Artist, Playlist, Genre, Podcast
  • Yes
  • Track, Album, Artist, Playlist, Genre, Podcast
  • Yes
USB Capable
  • USB Mass Storage Device
  • Yes
Instruction Manual Language
  • English
  • French
  • Yes
  • Yes
Other Features
  • Card Remote ( ): Option
  • CD lock mode
  • Clock
  • Rotary commander ( ):Option
  • Security
  • RM-X211
  • Yes
  • 12H
  • Optional wired remote input
  • Detachable
Tuner
  • FM Usable Sensitivity
  • Frequency Response
  • S/N Ratio
  • Selectivity
  • Stereo Separation
  • FM: Channel separation (dB)
  • FM: Frequency response (Hz)
  • FM: Intermediate frequency (MHz)
  • FM: S/N ratio (mono) (dB)
  • FM: Selectivity (400 kHz) (dB)
  • FM: Tuning range (MHz)
  • FM: Usable sensitivity (75 ohm) (dBf)
  • MW: Tuning range(kHz)
  • MW/LW/SW: Sensitivity (75 ohm) MW/LW/SW(uV)
  • 8 dBf
  • FM: 20-15,000 Hz
  • 80 dB (stereo)
  • 75 dB at 400 kHz
  • 50 dB at 1 KHz
  • 50 dB at 1 kHz
  • 20 - 15k
  • 25KHz
  • 80 dB stereo
  • 75 dB
  • 87.5-107.9
  • 8 dBf
  • 530-1710
  • 26/-/-
Tuner Feature
  • Preset
  • RDS/EON (NA Only:RBDS,Others:RDS)
  • FM18/AM12
  • RBDS
Weights and Measurements
  • Dimensions (Approx.)
  • Dimensions (Approx) Depth
  • Dimensions (Approx) Height
  • Dimensions (Approx) Width
  • Weight (Approx.)
  • 178 x 50 x 177 mm, 7.125 x 2 x 7 inch (w/h/d)
  • 7" (177 mm)
  • 2" (50 mm)
  • 7.125" (178 mm)
  • 1.2 kg (2 lb. 11 oz.)
Supplied Accessories
  • Supplied Accessories
  • Parts for installation and connections (1 set)
    RM-X211 wireless remote
Optional Accessories
  • Optional Accessories
  • USB connection cable for iPod®: RC-100IP
    SiriusXM Connect tuner: SXV100
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