Sony DSX-GS80 High-Power Digital Media Receiver with Bluetooth

Model: DSX-GS80 UPC: 027242917323 Item: 174781


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Product Information

Take control of a car-filling sound

Enjoy deep, clean sound from a powerful amp with a two-ohm speaker load option, giving you great sound throughout the car. Plus, connectivity features such as navigation, messaging, and phone calls are all easy to use thanks to a sophisticated interface and voice control.

High-power amp

The four-channel amp gives you built-in power previously only available from external amps.

Control with your voice

Use voice commands to get directions, play music, and communicate with contacts on your smartphone.

Customization at your fingertips

Unify your car audio and smartphone, with head unit control over selected apps, and easy car audio setup and customization right from your smartphone.

Twice as connected

Pair one Bluetooth® phone for access to navigation, music playback, and communication features. You can connect a second phone for making and receiving hands-free calls.

Voice control for Android

Use voice control to get directions, send messages, and play tracks on your Android smartphone.

Bring Siri on the road

Hook up your iOS device to control music, navigation, messaging, and more with Siri Eyes Free.

Control by talking

Enjoy helpful smartphone features without taking your eyes off the road. Voice control lets you manage music, get real-time directions and communicate with contacts—all via simple spoken commands.

4 x 100 W of on-road power

A built-in class-D amp delivers huge power with minimal interference, for audio that’s crystal clear even at its loudest.

Optimized for excellence

Circuitry and components are carefully laid out for low-noise, highly efficient electric power transmission.

Precision power block placement

Placing the power block close to the input and amp minimizes power loss, while electrolytic capacitors ensure precise, responsive bass.

Heat ventilation

An oversized heat sink with an optimally designed fin structure ensures efficient ventilation to prevent overheating.

Hear music your way

Various customization options let you adapt the audio experience to your liking. With the Subwoofer Direct and 2-ohm Speaker Load2 option, you can hook up a subwoofer directly to the built-in class-D amplifier together with multiple speakers for deep, car-filling sound.

No need for an external amplifier to drive a subwoofer

Unlike conventional head units, the DSX-GS80 has amplifier power to spare, making it capable of simultaneously driving a subwoofer and a full car speaker system, including front and rear speakers. The unique two-ohm load selector delivers high power without risking amp or speaker damage.

Channel 1 – Front left and rear left speakers
Channel 2 – Front right and rear right speakers
Channel 3 – Subwoofer (mono)
Channel 4 – Invalid

Music that jumps from your dashboard

Sound waves are directional, so if your speakers are in your doors or under your dash, the audio may seem muddy or unclear. Dynamic Stage Organizer adjusts the signal, improving the stereo positioning so music sounds like it’s coming from the dashboard.

Sculpt your sound

Tailor the sound to your personal preference with the 10-band graphic equalizer.

Bring out the bass

Hit the EXTRA BASS™ button for deep, punchy sound at any volume. Switch between two settings for different intensities of bass boost.

Build your own sound system

With the three 5-volt pre-outs, you can add components of your choice, like extra amplifiers and subwoofers.

Customization at your fingertips

The Sony Music Center smartphone app unifies car audio and smartphone, enabling control over head unit sources as well as selected apps on your smartphone. Various remote settings are available including volume, balance, fader, EXTRA BASS™, and the 10-band equalizer, as well as setting illumination, seating position, and subwoofer configurations. With the ‘Advanced Car Audio Setting’ plug-in, you can also enjoy additional controls for detailed sound customization.

USB input lets you play music from iPhone or iPod

You can easily play music from your iOS devices. Just plug in with a USB cable and control basic playback functions while seeing track information on the display.

Brighten up your dashboard

Choose from a range of colors and patterns to match your in-car decor with Dynamic Color Illuminator. Watch the color of your unit change in synchronization with your music.

Switch tracks from the wheel

Easily set up basic audio controls from your steering wheel without a signal converter, on compatible vehicles.

SiriusXM Radio ready

Connect your Sirius XM Radio satellite tuner (not supplied) to enjoy commercial-free music, sports, news, and entertainment.

Play FLAC files

FLAC compatibility lets you play lossless audio files, so you can enjoy every detail of the music.

Specifications

Specifications

Size & Weight

  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 7.00 x 2.00 x 7.00"
  • Weight: 2.20 lbs.

General Features

  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • USB: Yes (Front + Rear)
  • Aux-In: Yes (Front)
  • EQ: Yes (EQ10)
  • High Pass Filter: Yes (OFF/50/60/80/100/120)
  • High Voltage Pre Out: 5 V
  • Low Pass Filter: Yes (50/60/80/100/120)
  • Subwoofer Direct Connection: Yes
  • Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE): Yes
  • Clearaudio+ : Yes
  • EXTRA BASS: Yes (1,2)
  • DSO (Dynamic Stage Organizer): Yes
  • Max Output Power: 4 x 100 W
  • Pre Out: x 3
  • Sub Out: Yes
  • Time Alignment Preset: Yes
  • Backup Memory: Yes

Tuner Features

  • Preset: FM18 / AM12
  • RDS / EON: Yes (RBDS)

Panel Design

  • Display Color (Color Variation / Negative or Positive): Black
  • Key Illumination: Variable (2-Zone)
  • Dimmer: Yes (On/Off/AT/Clock)
  • Detachable Front Panel: Yes

iPhone / iPod Music Playback Control via USB

  • Pause: Yes
  • Repeat: Off/One/All
  • Resume: Yes
  • Shuffle: Off/Song/Albums

Bluetooth Features

  • Voice Control: Yes
  • Siri Eyes Free: Yes
  • External Microphone: Yes
  • Mic Gain Adjustment: Yes (Low/Mid/High)
  • Version: Bluetooth Version 3.0

Bluetooth Audio Features

  • Audio Codec: SBC, AAC
  • Audio Level Adjustment: Yes (-6dB – +6dB)
  • CUE / REV: Yes
  • Pause (Bluetooth Audio): Yes
  • TRACK +/-: Yes

Smartphone Apps for Bluetooth

  • Music Center (iOS): Yes
  • Music Center (Android): Yes
  • Advanced Car Audio Setting: Yes
  • Pandora: Yes

USB Mass Storage Device Control Features

  • Jump Mode: Yes
  • Compatible File Formats (Codec): MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, WAV
  • List Browse: Yes
  • Pause: Yes
  • Repeat: ALL/TRACK/ALBUM
  • Resume: Yes
  • Shuffle: OFF/ALBUM/DEVICE

Remote Control

  • Remote: RM-X231
  • Optional Remote Model Number: RM-X8S

USB Profile

  • USB Mass Storage Device: Yes
  • USB Media Transfer Protocol: Yes
  • USB Android Open Accessory Protocol: Yes (2.0)

What's in the Box

What's in the Box

  • DSX-GS80 digital media receiver
  • Metal mounting sleeve
  • Wiring harness
  • Plastic trim ring
  • Microphone (for hands-free calling) with 11' cable attached and mounting bracket
  • Radio removal tools (1 pair)
  • Wireless remote control
  • Mounting hardware
  • Owner's manual

Documents

Reviews

Customer Reviews for Sony DSX-GS80 High-Power Digital Media Receiver with Bluetooth

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Rated 5 out of 5
What, what, hold on a second let me turn this down I can't hear you!
The Sony DSX GS80 is extremely powerful, and if you're an audiophile is looking for one of the best sounding receivers you've heard in a long time, stop looking, this is it! From the Sony app to the extremely customizable equalizer you can create a beautiful customized sound that's pleasing to anyone's ears. Whether it's .flac files, .wav files or even just another music streaming app, it all sounds good. Definitely a head turner when you have a nice set of speakers to complement the unit. I recommend this product to anybody that reads this. If you want loud it's loud, if you want a nice soft beautiful sound for whatever genre of music you prefer the Sony DSX GS80 will definitely impress you, I promise.
This review was collected as part of a promotion
November 17, 2020
Purchased
6 months ago
Rated 1 out of 5
Wouldn't recommend.
Not impressed with it. It cuts out a lot and it prioritizes Bluetooth to make it functional. so if you want to keep your phone hooked up to it for hands-free calling you won't be able to switch between your inputs because it wants you to do it through the app. The equalizer on it isn't really all that great no matter how you set it there's just too much bass. Kind of expensive whereas I had a cheaper JVC that was a little more user friendly.
This review was collected as part of a promotion
October 6, 2020
Purchased
7 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great sound without another amp.
Great sound! I need a tutorial on the many options!
This review was collected as part of a promotion
October 4, 2020
Purchased
7 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Fantastic Radio, Poor Customer Service
Product itself is immaculate. Sound coming in crystal clear and added the necessary high-power punch with the internal amp. Really made a difference in my small sports car without having to connect to the car battery. You can also control the entire radio from a well-built and well-supported phone application.

The reason I am not giving it 5 stars is the service provided by World Wide Stereo. Product took almost twice as long as quoted to get here. Had I known that I would have purchased elsewhere. Tried to cancel my order before the item ever shipped and was told I could not cancel the order. Also, the return policy forces the buyer to pay the return shipping.

Radio 10/10
World Wide Stereo -> 2/10
This review was collected as part of a promotion
September 12, 2020

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Why did you choose this?
World Wide Stereo Store
Most power and connectivity
Brian H on Dec 2, 2020
Good internal amp
Brandon R on Sep 11, 2020
Most power and connectivity
Brian H on Dec 2, 2020
I was researching the top 20 stereos for 2020 and found this one. It has everything my son would need and was a good price
Jacob F on Nov 29, 2020
Good internal amp
Brandon R on Sep 11, 2020
I like it
Daniel M on Sep 4, 2020
in stock and fast shipping.
JIM J on Aug 31, 2020
I was researching the top 20 stereos for 2020 and found this one. It has everything my son would need and was a good price
Jacob F on Nov 29, 2020
I like it
Daniel M on Sep 4, 2020
this list the opening as 7'x2'x7'. is this the unit actual size or required opening size for radio mount sleeve ?
A shopper on Aug 12, 2020
  Essentially, its both. Thats the standard radio size and the necessary room it needs to fit.
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