Sony MEX-GS820BT CD Receiver with Bluetooth & Music Center

Model: MEX-GS820BT UPC: 027242904880 Item: 170557

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Sony MEX-GS820BT CD Receiver with Bluetooth & Music Center Overview

Offering exceptional audio quality designed specifically for vehicles, the Sony MEX-GS820BT CD Receiver with Bluetooth & Music Center brings sophisticated, subtle sound to the world of car music systems. This car stereo allows you to pair it with up to two devices, thanks to the simple, NFC Bluetooth tap syncing system. Once connected, you can play music from your smart phone device, listen to GPS navigation directions, and make phone calls. As well, the Voice Control system works with iOS and Android devices for hands-free convenience. Also, the Music Center app lets you use your smartphone or tablet as a system remote. In terms of volume and power, this car stereo delivers 4 x 45 W RMS amps for exceptional clarity at any volume. EXTRA BASS Technology provides heart-pounding low-end frequencies, while the Dynamic Stage Organizer adjusts the signal and speaker positioning for enhanced audio quality. Finally, this car radio also includes three pre-outs, which allows you to connect extra amplifiers and subwoofers for a bespoke car audio system.

Product Information

MEX-GS820BT CD Receiver with Bluetooth & Music Center

Take Control of Car-Filling Sound

Enjoy simple control and deep, clean sound throughout the car. Music, navigation, messaging, and call features are all easy to use thanks to a new and improved interface and voice control. EXTRA BASS and a powerful amp bring every track to life.

Pairing Made Easy

NFC lets you connect your BLUETOOTH phone instantly. Just tap it once on the volume knob for easy pairing.

Control with Your Voice

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

High-Power Amp

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

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.

Clean, Car-Filling Sound

Delve into deeper sound that seems like it's coming from right in front of you, thanks to Dynamic Stage Organizer, EXTRA BASS and matching XB speakers. And build yourself a bespoke in-car sound system using three 5V pre-outs and external amplifiers.

Create Virtual Speakers Right in Front of You

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 right in front of you. 

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.

Made to Match

Put together your perfect in-car audio setup with Sony's XB series of full-range EXTRA BASS speakers.

Expand Your Sound System

With three high-voltage pre-outs, you can easily expand your system with power amplifiers to drive speakers and subwoofers.

4 x 45W RMS Amp

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

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

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 for your amp.

Lights that Sync to the Beat

Take a nightclub atmosphere on the road. The screen and unit light up in different colors, then sync to the rhythm of your music.

AOA 2.0-Compatible USB

Connect your smartphone or music player via USB to play music from all of your apps, with easy control from your phone.

Switch Tracks From the Wheel

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

Sirius XM 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.


  • Dual Bluetooth connectivity lets you connect two smartphones simultaneously
  • Voice control with Siri Eyes Free and Android
  • High-power amplifier delivers clear, natural-sounding audio
  • Create virtual speakers in front of you with the Dynamic Stage Organizer
  • AOA 2.0-compatible dual USB terminal lets you play music from various smartphone apps

Product highlights

  • Compatible with USB, Bluetooth, and AUX connections
  • Output power: 4 Ohms, 1 kHz, 16 V, 4 x 100 W
  • 4 x 45 W RMS amplifiers for exceptional sound quality and volume
  • EXTRA BASS boost enhances low frequency sound 
  • Compatible with CDs and other discs, AM/FM radio, and satellite radio
  • NFC technology allows simple, cordless connection from smart phone or other devices via Bluetooth
  • Connect up to 2 devices at once
  • Music Center app lets you use your smartphone or tablet as a system remote
  • Utilize voice control with iOS and Android devices and hear it through the car radio
  • Dynamic Stage Organizer automatically adjusts to the vehicle size and tailors the signal for optimal audio
  • Includes 3 pre-outs so you can connect multiple additional speakers and subwoofers
  • Dimensions: 7" W x 1.97" H x 7" D
  • Weight: 2.87 lbs.
  • Warranty: 1 Year (World Wide Stereo is an authorized dealer for all brands we sell)
  • World Wide Stereo 60-day guarantee and product support



Size & Weight

  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 7.00 x 1.97 x 7.00"
  • Weight: 2.87 lbs

General Features

  • Aux-In: Yes (Front)
  • EQ: Yes (EQ10)
  • High Pass Filter: Yes (OFF/50/60/80/100/120)
  • High Voltage Pre Out: 5 V
  • Loudness: No
  • Low Pass Filter: Yes (50/60/80/100/120)
  • Subwoofer Direct Connection: Yes
  • Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE): Yes
  • Low Pass Filter: Yes
  • EXTRA BASS: Yes (1,2)
  • DSO (Dynamic Stage Organizer): Yes
  • Output Power (4 ohms, 1 kHz, 16 V): 4 x 100 W
  • Pre Out: x 3
  • Rear / Sub initial: No
  • Rear Bass Enhancer: Yes
  • Sub Out: Yes
  • Time Alignment Custom: Yes (Adjustment)
  • Time Alignment Preset: Yes
  • USB: Yes (Front + Rear)

Tuner Features

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

Panel Design

  • Display Color (Color Variation / Negative or Positive): Black color/Negative
  • Display Device (LCD / FL / OEL / TFT): LCD (with Acryl)
  • Key Illumination: Variable (2-Zone)
  • USB Shutter: Yes

iPod Control Feature

  • iPod Control (Codec): Depending on iPod
  • iPod Control (List Browsing): No
  • iPod Control (Passenger Control): No
  • iPod Control (Pause): Yes
  • iPod Control (Repeat): ALL/TRACK
  • iPod Control (Resume Play): Yes
  • iPod Control (Shuffle): OFF/TRACK

Bluetooth Profile

  • A2DP: Yes (version1.3)
  • AVRCP: Yes (version1.5)
  • HFP 1.5: Yes (version1.6)
  • OPP: No
  • PBAP: Yes
  • SPP: Yes

Bluetooth Feature

  • Call History (# of): Yes (20 numbers via PBAP)
  • Call History Browse with PBAP: Yes (Combined call)
  • External Microphone: Supplied
  • Built-in Microphone: No
  • Last Dialed Call: Yes
  • MIC GAIN Adjustment: Yes (Low/Mid/Hi)
  • Phonebook Access via PBAP: Yes
  • Secure Simple Pairing: Yes
  • Speed dial: No
  • Version: Bluetooth Version 3.0

Bluetooth Audio Feature

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

USB Mass Storage Device Control Feature

  • Jump Mode: Yes
  • USB Device Control (Codec): MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, WAV
  • USB Device Control (List Browsing): Yes
  • USB Device Control (Pause): Yes
  • USB Device Control (Repeat): ALL/TRACK/ALBUM
  • USB Device Control (Resume Play): Yes
  • USB Device Control (Shuffle): OFF/ALBUM/DEVICE

Remote Control

  • Remote: RM-X231


  • USB Android Open Accessory Protocol: Yes (2.0)
  • USB Hub: No
  • USB Mass Storage Device: Yes
  • USB Media Transfer Protocol: Yes

What's in the Box

What's in the Box:

  • One MEX-GS820BT CD 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



Customer Reviews for Sony MEX-GS820BT CD Receiver with Bluetooth & Music Center

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Sounds good but USB works only with some drives
Purchased this unit specifically for it's dual USB port capability, and being able to play from a USB flash drive containing up to 10,000 files. I have two smaller USB 3.1 drives that work fine in this Sony unit, but several larger ones that do not, though they work flawlessly in all other devices. The unit simply will not recognize the drive as being plugged in. Sony's support is of no help AT ALL, other than to say that's just the way it is.(According to the specifications in the manual, there are no restrictions on the unit accepting specific drives (i.e. USB 2.0/3.0/3.1). The only specification in the USB section says: "Interface: USB (High-speed)" and is restricted with "Maximum number of recognizable files (tracks): 10,000". Unit sounds great, is easy to learn, but the main reason I purchased it was for the availability of a large amount of music from one drive. I wish I'd selected a different brand.
March 4, 2020
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Paired with the right speakers this rocks
Bought this because Sony hasn't failed me yet and always sounds great
February 15, 2020
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very good sound and play FLAC files
I was an Alpine guy before until I tried this head unit. Awesome, 2 usb and play
flac audio files. Love it. This this the best head unit to play high quality .flac. Even you can
upgrade the firmware.
December 28, 2019
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Separate HPF
Hi plz separate gs820 enternal amplifire HPF FROM external amplifires HPF
need update tnx sony?
September 19, 2019
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Output error
When i increase volume higher than 45 on high bass songs stereo get Output error please give fix update
July 20, 2019
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Best of the best
I bought this expecting to upgrade in the future but I probally wont ever upgrade. It's the best feature in my car
June 13, 2019
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my best
Hi GS820bt is best so please :
add HPF for front and rear speakers
show song tag(artist and title) with time together
June 4, 2019
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my best
Hi GS820bt is best so please :
add HPF for front and rear speakers
show song tag(artist and title) with time together
June 4, 2019
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Great Features
One of the best was the hands free for my phone, it is a Jeep Wrangler, and the folks at the other end said that it sound good... It has lots of other features which is good, but my only disappointment is that although it says that it is SiriusXM ready with a connector on the back, I can't seem to be able to get the cable from either SiriusXM or Sony... So I had to use the AUX connector up front which is fine, just
I cannot use the radio's feature...
May 14, 2019
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Add option
Plz add this new option to sony MEX-N5200BT:
allow the user to set the maximum volume to any level from 30 to 50
October 9, 2018
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Do I need a special harness for a 2001 Chevy Silverado ?
A shopper on Feb 22, 2020
  Hi and thanks for reaching out! If you have the OnStar system, you would need a special harness to keep that functional. If you do not have that system, you would need just the plain wiring harness for the truck. Hope this helps!