Sony MDX-CA680X


Name MDX-CA680X
Manufacturer Sony
Released 2001/04
Device type auto
Recorder Player
NetMD No
Hi-MD No
Radio Yes
Dimensions 1-DIN 182 × 53 × 161 mm
Weight 1.2kg
ATRAC ver Type-R
Battery notes
Sidecar (depr) No
Voltage 12
Power cable
Price (launch)
Outputs RCA out, Speaker amplifier

MDLP compatible. New Sony Xplod series design. 30 radio station presets, 10 second anti-shock protection, volume syncing with telephone system, multi-color display, bass/tweeter adjustment,CD-TEXT support, detachable faceplate. Also offered as MDX-CA680.

  • 18 FM, 12 AM Preset Stations
  • 10 Second Shock Resistant Memory
  • 1-Bit Converter
  • 3-Color Negative LC Display
  • Telephone Attenuate
  • Wireless & Rotary Remotes Optional
  • Flip-Down Detachable Faceplate
  • SSIR-EXA Tuner – Sony's proprietary SSIR-EX tuner technology which can actually adjust the tuner's bandwidth, depending on current environmental conditions. Improved sound quality and adjacent station interference result.
  • MBP (My Best Position) – Optimizes system for listener's position; one push; easy operation.
  • D-Bass – (Dynamic Bass) Sony's unique low frequency enhancement system which provides up to 18dB of gain to frequencies below 75Hz, without midrange coloration or interference.
  • Preamp Output – Typically found on headunits, a preamp output provides low level, high quality audio signal for use with external amplifiers. Provides an ideal expansion point for high quality audio systems.
  • MD/CD/TV Control w/Custom File – The ability of a component to operate a CD or MD disc changer and a TV tuner.
  • Custom File – A feature package that provides intuitive and safe source management for an audio and A/V system. Examples include Disc Memo , Station Memo and Memo List.
  • CD Text – A compact disc and player feature utilizing disc, track and artist information encoded directly on the CD media. Both playback and media components must have CD Text compatibility.
  • Station Memo – A Custom File feature that allows the user to assign an eight character name to a tuner frequency.
  • Shock Resistant Memory – An electronic circuit that stores the audio data stream from a CD or MD in a memory buffer. If the laser pick-up mistracks, audio still flows from the buffer preventing an interruption.
  • Wide Bit Stream Processing – This technology maintains 20-bit precision through the recording process for clearer reproduction of delicate, low-level music.
  • 8x Oversampling – A digital filter which calculates 7 additional samples between those taken from the disc which provides a closer representation of the original analog signal and therefore better sound quality.
  • Negative LC Display – A liquid crystal display employing a dark backfield with its elements. This results in a primarily dark display, which improves cosmetic integration with a dark colored headunit.
  • Flip-Down Detachable Faceplate – A DIN headunit who's faceplate hinges at the bottom to reveal a media loading slot. Provides a larger area on the face for the display and controls.
  • 50W x 4 speaker output.

Base Mechanism: MG-164MA-138
Optical Pickup: KMS-241C

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