For the first time in years, Sony has released a double-din CD receiver. The interface is a bit odd with its jewel-like round display, but it boasts a feature set similar to that of the flagship CDX-GT930UI receiver.
The top-of-the-line CDX-GT930UI features a motorized faceplate which houses a four-line "Extended FL" display. On its rear, the receiver sports an iPod controlling USB port and aux input, as well as three preamp outputs.
Next in line, the CDX-GT730UI model features a four-line, full-motion display similar to that of the high-end model. This CD/MP3/WMA/AAC receiver moves the USB connection and aux inputs to the front panel.
The new CDX-GT530UI model steps down to a simpler display and drops a preamp output, making it the most affordable head unit in the lineup with connectivity for iPod. This model features a front USB port for easy connection to digital audio players, as well as a front aux-in.
The CDX-GT430U unit has a USB port for connecting and controlling content from USB thumb drives and digital music players like a Sony Walkman (not iPod). This receiver also has a front aux-in and two preamp outputs.
At the top of Sony's Bluetooth receiver line, the MEX-BT5700U model features a front USB port for easy connection to all digital music players, including iPod and iPhone devices. The unit also features A2DP Bluetooth audio streaming with metadata of a song, which means all album, artist and track information appear on its large four-line display.