MEX-XB100BT
100 Watt Hi-Power with Digital Amp & Bluetooth
Take drive-time seriously with a full-featured 160W1 Sony head unit. Take
control with Siri Eyes Free for iOS devices3. Take calls or stream music with
Bluetooth® technology2.
• Hi-power 100 watt x 4 Digital Amp (40W x 4 CEA RMS
wattage)
1
• Works with Pandora® (iOS and Android™)
• SiriusXM™ Satellite radio connector ready7
• Stream music wirelessly w/Bluetooth® & NFC connection2
• SongPAL™ App for intuitive remote control8
• 2-Zone, Dynamic Color Illuminator with Sound
• Intuitive Quick-BrowZer® and Jump Mode search features
®
Synchronization
• Front Aux and USB w/ High-Charge for iOS & other USB
• Siri Eyes Free for hands-free control of your iOS device3
• Advanced sound with EQ10, MEGA BASS®, and HPF/LPF
crossovers
devices9
• 5-Volt front, rear, and sub RCA preamp outputs
• Subwoofer direct connection capable
• DSEE and ClearAudio+™ technology delivers rich sound
• Digital Clarity Tuner with RDS
• CD-R/RW playback supports MP3/WMA/AAC4
• Steering wheel remote control input ready10
• Bluetooth® Auto Pairing for iPhone /iPod
• Convenient wireless remote supplied (RM-X231)
• USB playback supports MP3/WMA/AAC/WAV/FLAC6
• External hands free mic supplied
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Powerful amplification
Upgrading your car stereo head unit may not get you much more in the way of system power…until now.
The MEX-XB100BT’s integrated Digital Amplifier delivers an unheard of 160 Watts1 to your speakers! For maximum bass
pounding results, grab a pair or two of specially matched Sony XS-XB speakers,
Integrated Bluetooth® technology
Easily take calls and listen to your favorite tunes with integrated Bluetooth® technology2.
One-touch listening with NFC
Enjoy simplified Bluetooth® connectivity with Near Field
Communications (NFC) technology2. Simply align compatible devices and NFC logos to activate or deactivate pairing.
Dynamic Color Illuminator®
Using the 2-Zone, Dynamic Color Illuminator® control, choose from nearly 35,000 colors to independently mix and match
display and button color to your interior and style. For added sizzle, the lighting can be synchronized with the beat using
the Sound Synchronization function.
Siri Eyes Free Control
Siri Eyes Free allows for hands-free control of a paired, Bluetooth®-enabled iOS device simply by pressing the rotary
command button and speaking commands.
Advanced Sound
For a quality listening experience, Advanced Sound Engine technology allows you to dial-in sound output to your vehicle
and taste. Choose from: EQ10 equalizer, selectable slope High Pass and Low Pass filters, Listener Position Calibration,
Advanced Auto Volume, Rear Bass Enhancer, and Subwoofer Level Control to name a few.
DSEE and ClearAudio+™ for superb sound
Two powerful Sony Technologies deliver an enhanced listening experience. Both allow for settings to be memorized by
each source.
DSEE (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) revitalizes and extends the audio frequencies commonly lost in the
compression process for natural sound quality.
ClearAudio+™ renders incredibly vibrant sound with more powerful bass and crisp highs. Not available when using EQ10
or MEGA BASS® functions.
SongPal™ App system control
Available for both Android™ and compatible iOS devices. The SongPal™ app8 lets you use your smartphone or tablet as a
convenient system remote. Easily adjust system sound and display settings. Select available music sources and hear SMS,
Twitter, Facebook, and Calendar notifications. Via supported voice recognition, you can even take control and via your
voice, reply to SMS messages.
Multi-format support
Multi-format playback lets you enjoy: MP3, WMA, and AACfiles encoded to CD, CD-R/CD-RW discs. Or enjoy your favorite
MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, and FLAC files from a USB drive4.
Pandora® Internet Radio Control
Pandora® internet radio gives people the music they love anytime, anywhere, through personalized radio stations. Enjoy
complete access to your Pandora account using your iPhone®, Android™ or Blackberry® phones4.
SiriusXM™ Satellite radio ready
SiriusXM™ connectivity7 simplifies satellite radio installation by eliminating compatibility issues and providing direct
connection to the latest platform of tuners.
Intuitive music search
Quick-BrowZer® provides quick and easy music access. Search by artist, album, genre, song or playlist to quickly find the
song for the mood or moment. Use Jump Mode to fast forward through a category in 10% increments to help you find a
specific song.
Versatile, front USB 1-wire input
Connect control & charge your Walkman®, iPod®3, iPhone®, Android™, Blackberry®, or other compatible USB device2 while
accessing your digital music files via the front USB input. You can also view metadata like song title and artist on the front
display. The front USB port provides up to 1 amp maximum output for charging your portable devices6.
5-Volt RCA outputs for system expansion
When you’re ready to expand your system, the receiver features 2- volt RCA pre-amp outputs for external front, rear and
subwoofer amplifiers. An adjustable subwoofer level control also lets you dial in the bass when you’re ready to pump it
up.
Digital Clarity Tuner
Enjoy industry leading radio reception and performance. With RDS functionality the unit displays broadcast information
when listening to compatible AM/FM stations.
Steering wheel control ready input
Compatible with aftermarket remote control adapters10 including many Japanese makes, this head unit can interface
with existing, primary radio controls directly from the steering wheel. A 1/8” rear panel mounted remote input jack allows
for simple connectivity.
Convenient control panel design
An easy-to-read LCD display shows source and call information, clock, station ID and track data during playback of
digital files from CD, streaming audio or external USB devices. A front auxiliary input lets you connect almost any portable
audio device to your car's sound system.
Hands Free with noise cancelling
The included external hands-free microphone and integrated echo and noise canceling circuitry assure your
conversations are clear.
Specifications
Amplifier Section
Max power output
100 watts x 4 at 4 ohms
Power Ad Hoc
CEA2006 Standard Power: 40 Watts RMS per channel
into 4 Ohms, 4 channels driven from 20 Hz to 20 kHz with
less than 1% THD+N.
Speaker
Impedance
# of records
connected
9 (HFP+Audio)
Amp & General Feature
Call history (# of)
20 numbers via PBAP
Automatic Level
Optimizer
Yes
Call history browse
with PBAP
Yes (Combined Call)
Aux-In
Front, with Level adjust
Call Volume Level
Control
Yes
EQ
EQ10: 10 band EQ with +/- 6 dB adjustment at 32 Hz, 63
Hz, 125 Hz, 250 Hz, 500 Hz, 1000 Hz, 2000 Hz, 4 kHz, 8 kHz
and 16 kHz.
Connection Status
(maximum #)
(1) HFP/PBAP and (1) Audio
High Pass Filter
Selectable on/off at: 50, 60, 80, 100 or 120 Hz.
Echo/Noise
Canceler
Yes (mode 1 / mode 2)
High Voltage Pre
Out
5 Volt
Supplied
Low Pass Filter
Selectable on/off at: 50, 60, 80, 100 or 120 Hz.
External
microphone
Output Power
(4ohm, 1kHz,16V)
(W)
Internal ringtone
2014 Sony Mobile Ringtone
100 watts x 4
Last dialed call
Yes
Pre Out
(3) Front, Rear and Sub
MIC GAIN
Adjustment
Yes (Low / Mid / High)
Rear Bass
Enhancer
Yes
Phonebook
Access via PBAP
Yes
Sirius/XM
Connector
Yes
RF ON/OFF
Yes
Ring alert select
Internal/Cellular
Sub Out
Direct Connect with Level and Phase adjust
Subwoofer Direct
Connection
Yes
Yes
Ring volume level
control
Speed dial
6x1=6 memories
Time Alignment
Custom
Adjustable
Time Alignment
Preset
Yes
USB
Front, 1.5A output
4-8 Ohms
Audio
Audio Format(s)
Supported
MP3/WMA/WAV/AAC/FLAC files1
Band
AM / FM
Equalizer
EQ10: 10 band EQ with +/- 6 dB adjustment at 32 Hz, 63
Hz, 125 Hz, 250 Hz, 500 Hz, 1000 Hz, 2000 Hz, 4 kHz, 8 kHz
and 16 kHz.
Frequency
Response
CD: 10-20,000 Hz
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: Tuner Frequency Range(MHz): 87.5-107.9
AM: Tuner Frequency Range(kHz): 530-1710
Tuner Type
Digital Clarity Tuner with RDS
Wow and Flutter
Below measurable limit
Audio Features
Sound Mode
DSEE (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine)
Clear Audio+
MEGA BASS
Bluetooth Feature
Audio Codec
SBC/ AAC
Audio Level
Adjustment
Yes (-6dB to +6dB)
CUE/REV
Yes
Meta Data
Indication
Yes
PAUSE
Yes
TRACK +/-
Yes
BT Spec.
Version
-8dB / +18dB
3.0
Wireless Connectivity
Compatible
Bluetooth® Profiles
A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile v1.3)
AVRCP (Audio Video Remote Control Profile v1.5)
HFP (Handsfree Profile v1.6)
PBAP (Phone Book Access Profile)
MAP
HID
SPP
Frequency Band
2.4 GHz band (2.400 - 2.4835 GHz)
Maximum Range
Line of sight approx. 10M (33ft)
Modulation
Method
FHSS
Output
Bluetooth Standard Power Class2 (Max. +4 dBm)
Wireless
Connectivity
Bluetooth Standard version 3.0
Convenience
Tilt Range
AUX in Feature
Level Adjustment
Bluetooth Audio Feature
0-45° mounting angle
Convenience Features
CD Text Display
CD/MP3/WMA data displayed
Dimmer Adjust
Selectable Auto adjust or manual on/off
Key Illumination
2-Zone, Variable color illumination
On-Screen Clock
12H
Display
Display Color
Black / Variable Color
Display
Technology
LCD
Text Displayed
Source, artist, track, playback time, menu, clock,
Pandora® and Bluetooth® data
Text Lines
2 lines of information
Display Panel
Auto off mode
Yes
Dimmer Adjust
Auto
Key Illumination
Initial
2-Zone, Variable with Sound and Color Synchronization
Panel Design
Display color
(Color Variation/
Nega or Posi)
Black color/Negative
Audio In
Front: AUX input
Front: USB inputs
Rear: SiriusXM Input
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)
Front
iPod Control Feature
Accessory
Information
Yes
CODEC (for iPod)
Depend on iPod® content
List Browsing
(Folders / Files)
Quick-BrowZer®
Passenger Control
Yes
Pause
Yes
Repeat
Track, Album, Artist, Playlist, Genre, Podcast
Resume Play
Yes
Shuffle
Album, Artist, Playlist, Genre, Podcast, Device
ZAPPIN
Yes
Display Device
(LCD/FL/OEL/TFT)
LCD
Key Illumination
2-Zone Variable (rainbow)
Panel finish color
Black
USB Shutter
Yes
USB Mass Storage
Device
USB Mass Strage Device Control Feature
Other features
CODEC (for USB)
MP3, WMA, WMA, WAV, AAC, FLAC
Jump Mode
Yes
Auto-paring for
iOS devices
Yes
List Browsing
(Folders/Files)
Yes
Device Name
MEX-XB100BT
Pause
Yes
Network Carrier
Information
Yes
Repeat
OFF/ TRACK/ ALBUM
Pandora Link (BT)
Yes
Resume Play
Yes
SongPal (Android)
Yes
Shuffle
OFF/ALBUM/DEVICE
SongPal (iOS)
Yes
Yes
Card Remote ( ):
Option
RM-X231 included
ZAPPIN
General
USB-capable
Yes
CD lock mode
Yes
17
Clock
12H
80
Detachable Panel
Detachable face
Dimensions
(WxHxD) (mm)
178x50x178
Yes
Maximum output
power (4ohm,
1kHz, 16V)(W)
Rotary
commander (
):Option
55
Profile
Preout impedance
(ohms)
220
Preout output
level (V)
CEA2006 output
power
CEA2006 S/N
A2DP
Version1.3
AVRCP
Version1.5
HFP
Version1.6
5
HID
Yes
1.3
MAP
Yes
Inputs and Outputs
PBAP
Yes
12V Trigger
Output(s)
Power remote on
SPP
Yes
Antenna
Terminal(s)
AM/FM Antenna Input Terminal
Weight (kg)
Capability
CD
Tuner
CD, CD-R/RW
FM: Channel
separation (dB)
50 dB at 1 kHz
FM: Frequency
response (Hz)
20 - 15k
FM: Intermediate
frequency (MHz)
25 KHz
FM: S/N ratio
(mono) (dB)
73 dB (mono)
Weights and Measurements
FM: Selectivity (400
kHz) (dB)
75 dB
Dimensions
(Approx.)
178 x 50 x 178 mm, 7.125 x 2 x 7.125 inch (w/h/d)
Mounting dimensions: 182 x 53 x 160 mm (w/h/d)
FM: Tuning range
(MHz)
87.5-107.9
Dimensions
(Approx) Depth
7.125" (178 mm)
FM: Usable
sensitivity (75 ohm)
(dBf)
8 dBf
Dimensions
(Approx) Height
2" (50 mm)
MW: Tuning
range(kHz)
7.125" (178 mm)
530-1710
Dimensions
(Approx) Width
Weight (Approx.)
1.3 kg (2 lb. 13 oz.)
MW/LW/SW:
Sensitivity (75 ohm)
MW/LW/SW(uV)
Preset
FM 18 / AM 12
RDS/EON (NA
Only:RBDS,
Others:RDS)
Yes
Wireless/Networking
NFC
26/-/-
Tuner Feature
Yes
Accessories
Supplied
Accessories
Remote Commander (1)
Microphone (1)
Parts for installation and connection (1 set)
1. Rated Power: CEA2006 Standard Power Output: 40 Watts RMS × 4 at 4 Ohms 1% THD+N SN Ratio: 80 dBA (reference: 1 Watt into 4 Ohms).
2. Interoperability and compatibility among Bluetooth devices vary.
3. Voice activation compatible with iPhone 4S or later using latest iOS version and Bluetooth.
4. Not all files may playback due to file variations. Copyright protected ACC-LC files not supported.
5. Voice activation compatible with iPhone/iPod with iOs5 or later installed and using Bluetooth.
6. Not all USB devices are compatible. Consult www.esupport.sony.com for complete details.
7. Requires tuner and subscription, sold separately.
8. Requires download of free Song PAL App app for iPhone from the App Store or for Android from Google Play. Subject to app terms and conditions. SongPal does not support iPhone
3G, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (2nd generation), iPod classic and iPod nano.
9. 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.
10. Compatibility varies as not all vehicles are compatible; please consult with each interface manufacturer for details.
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Illuminator, ClearAudio+ and their respective logos are trademarks of Sony Corporation. iPod, iPod classic, iPod nano, iTunes, iPhone, and Siri Eyes Free are trademarks of Apple
Inc. PANDORA, the PANDORA logo, and the Pandora trade dress are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pandora Media, Inc., used with permission. Google, Android, and their
respective logos are trademarks of Google Inc. Bluetooth and the Bluetooth logo are trademarks of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. The N Mark logo is a trademark of the NFC Forum, Inc. All other
trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners. Features and specifications are subject to change without notice. Updated: May 31, 2016