Boss Audio 612UA - MP3 Compatible Solid State Receiver, AM/FM Receiver, USB/SD

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Boss Audio 612UA - MP3 Compatible Solid State Receiver, AM/FM Receiver, USB/SD
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  • USB port / Front panel AUX input
  • Compatible with audio output of iPod and other MP3 players
  • Output power: 50W x 4 channels
  • About this item

    The Boss Audio 612UA In-Dash Media Receiver can play MP3 tracks from other media players and iPods. The device comes with an SD memory card port for storing media files conveniently. You can also play files from other media devices on this MP3 compatible solid state receiver with a USB port and a front-panel AUX input. Furthermore, the unit features a PLL-synthesized tuner with 30 preset stations.

    The control panel on this USB/SD AM/FM stereo receiver features an active black mask display with backlit control buttons for easy operation. With the ID3-Tag display, you can identify the title, track number, artist and genre of audio files. The balance and fader controls, along with separate bass and treble settings, let you enjoy great digital music. This digital media AM/FM receiver features a quartz digital clock as well.

    About this item

    The Boss Audio 612UA In-Dash Media Receiver can play MP3 tracks from other media players and iPods. The device comes with an SD memory card port for storing media files conveniently. You can also play files from other media devices on this MP3 compatible solid state receiver with a USB port and a front-panel AUX input. Furthermore, the unit features a PLL-synthesized tuner with 30 preset stations.

    The control panel on this USB/SD AM/FM stereo receiver features an active black mask display with backlit control buttons for easy operation. With the ID3-Tag display, you can identify the title, track number, artist and genre of audio files. The balance and fader controls, along with separate bass and treble settings, let you enjoy great digital music. This digital media AM/FM receiver features a quartz digital clock as well.

    The Boss Audio 612UA In-Dash Media Receiver supports iPod and other MP3 devices. There is no CD player available.
    Boss Audio 612UA MP3 Compatible Solid State Receiver, AM/FM Receiver, USB/SD:

    • Single-DIN mounting
    • MP3 compatible solid state receiver has an active black mask display
    • Illuminated control buttons
    • PLL synthesized tuner with 30 station presets
    • USB port / SD Memory Card port
    • Front panel AUX input
    • Compatible with audio output of iPod and other MP3 players
    • USB/SD AM/FM stereo receiver with ID3-Tag display
    • Quartz digital clock
    • Separate bass and treble
    • Balance and fader controls
    • 2-Channel RCA Outputs
    • Loudness feature
    • Stereo/mono & local/distance switches
    • Output power: 50 watts x 4
    • This unit does not have a CD player

    Specifications

    Product Type: Digital receiver
    Form Factor: Full-DIN - in-dash unit
    Recommended Use: Car
    Type: Radio tuner - AM/FM
    Preset Station Qty: 30 preset stations
    Connector Type: Audio line-in ( mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ) USB ( 4 pin USB Type A ) Audio line-out ( RCA phono x 2 )
    Sound Output Mode: Stereo
    Controls: Volume, treble, bass, fader, balance, loudness
    Max Output Power / Channel Qty: 50 Watts x 4
    Additional Features: FM stereo/mono switch, DX/LO switch ,  ID3 tags support
    Clock: Yes (digital)
    Model No.: 612UA
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 3.36
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.4 x 6.4 x 2.3
    Assembled in Country of Origin: Imported
    Origin of Components: Imported
    Walmart No.: 1078275
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    Customer Reviews | 325 reviews | 3.9 out of 5

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    325 reviews | 3.9 out of 5

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    Several Great Features/One Really Bad Feature
    5/19/2011

    Customer review by AceMcHammer

    4.0 stars 5/19/2011 by AceMcHammer
    by AceMcHammer

    These were so cheap I went ahead and bought two of these for each of my vehicles specifically for the SD card feature. Both of my vehicles have old cassette players and I was basically adapting the old technology of a portable CD player to the even older technology of the cassette player with a cassette adapter in both of my cars. Got tired of the wires hanging out everywhere, running things off the cigarette lighter sockets and the CD player skipping and losing it's place anytime I ran over a big bump. First the bad. And this is a really bad feature. The volume that you have the radio set to does NOT stay in memory. That means if you have the radio volume set to like level 6 when you turn your car off, when you turn your car back on the radio comes back on with the volume at a default level 20 blasting your ears. I tried using the reset button in case I had changed a setting that causes this, but it did not fix it. I tried doing several things like turning the radio off manually with the volume down to see if that would make it stay in memory but no luck. There seems to be no way to change this. Now I have to perform the task of turning the volume down EVERY time I start the car. Very very annoying. I can't believe they made this thing like this. I went from being very happy with this radio to very disgruntled when I realized this radio was going to cause me to do chores. And I know I have it wired right because ALL of my other settings stay in memory. If you think this "feature" will be to annoying, I would advise not to buy this radio. I'm not sure that I can even stand it yet. Now the good, the VERY GOOD. This radio has no CD player. Doesn't need it. That's old technology. After I installed the radio, I put a few songs on a SD card and tried it out. It read the SD card no problem. The card was formatted in fat32 on a WinXP system. No more skipping CDs. Awesome. The instructions don't give any details about how to format the SD card or any other details however. Just a basic function manual. One thing I was worried about was whether or not the radio had a resume feature. I was worried that the radio would go back to the beginning of a playlist every time I turned off the car. I am happy to report that the radio resumes the song you were listening to at the same spot when you turned your car off. No searching back through the songs every time you turn your car off. And you can make folders to separate your music and the radio recognizes the folders and even scrolls the name of the folder that you named it across the display. You can create folders containing the songs of your favorite CDs, name those folders the name of the CDs and chose which folder from the menu that you want to play just like playlists. Just like having a 6 disk CD changer or whatever. Except that you could probably put about 20 CDs on an SD card. The radio even scrolls the name of the folders that you named them across the display. And it also reads the ID3 tags from the MP3 songs which also scrolls the name of song and artist info across the display as the songs are playing. Or you can use a USB flash drive. I like the SD card though because it's flush when inserted and can't be knocked around. And it doesn't attract attention like a flash drive would sticking out from the face of the radio. Inviting someone to reach into your car and snatch it. And, if you have songs on your cell phone, plug your phone into the auxiliary port to play songs off your cell phone or portable MP3 player. I haven't even mentioned the sound quality yet. It has very clear sound quality. And a lot of power. 50 watts per channel. It's louder than I need, and I listen to music pretty loud some times. This radio is the next step up in technology. It has all the great features you need. If it wasn't for that one fluke bad thing about the volume, I'd give this radio 5 stars.

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    AceMcHammer
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Usage:Every day
    Not the best
    5/31/2011

    Customer review by Philanative

    2.0 stars 5/31/2011 by Philanative
    by Philanative

    You can tell that it was built with minimum thought, effort and regard for user satisfaction. However for $50 it's pretty much worth the money. Neither box, nor the site mentions this, but you will get an ERR message when trying to use a memory cars that is over 4GB in size. The USB plug actually loosened up after about a week and the flash drive began to move around, reseting itself when the car goes over a pothole. The "random" button is not actually playing music randomly, it follows a pattern that is very predictable and gets annoying very quickly. The only thing that doesn't give me trouble is AUX port. Good idea for a product, mediocre execution. Rated accordingly.

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    Philanative
    Philadelphia, PA
    Would recommend to a friend? No
    Age:25 - 34
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
    so far.. really good! :)
    8/30/2011

    Customer review by gina137

    4.0 stars 8/30/2011 by gina137
    by gina137

    It's works great, aux, usb.. i haven't tried the sd port yet, but i'm really happy with usb. In other review i read about a problem with radio volume, quote: "The volume that you have the radio set to does NOT stay in memory. That means if you have the radio volume set to like level 6 when you turn your car off, when you turn your car back on the radio comes back on with the volume at a default level 20 blasting your ears." I didn't have this problem at all, so if you're having it, you may consider returning it.. The only problem I foud is that if you have a usb connected and you don't shut the stereo down manually it stays turn on, even if you turn off the car, the usb keeps playing, with no sound, but you can see the songs passing by. over all it works fine.

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    gina137
    san ysidro, ca
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:18 - 24
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Female
    Usage:Every day
    Surprisingly Nice In-Dash
    5/19/2011

    Customer review by emptywurld

    4.0 stars 5/19/2011 by emptywurld
    by emptywurld

    My opinion only states two real cons. The instruction manual has nothing in it on how to set up the time which made figuring it out a little difficult, and the unit has no detachable face. Though it is not a CD/DVD player, it still looks like one to the wrong person and may be a problem. Other than that I found this stereo to be beyond what i imagined. The fact that it reads SD chips just blows CD's out of the picture altogether. I can put my entire music library on a single chip and never worry about running out of memory or skipping due to vibration. Also the 200 watts of power sounds awesome. If you have an alarm on your car and/or tinted windows i recommend getting this while its cheap and the downfall of CD players bring this to be the expensive player just now.

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    emptywurld
    Houston, TX
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:25 - 34
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
    Worth every penny
    8/1/2011

    Customer review by 2review1

    5.0 stars 8/1/2011 by 2review1
    by 2review1

    OK SO I read the reviews... I debated... But alas I chose to go ahead and purchase. whats the worst thing that can happen?> I uninstall it and return it! With that said. 50.00 is a great price for this radio. I checked other stores like BB and they don't even sell a radio with an SD card at all! So this feature is still new enough that its not exactly popular yet. It's ahead of its time. JUST WAIT! I wouldn't change it for the world. I am using an 8 gig card (i did note that some one reviewed they used a 4g card and got an error... I got no such error with my 8g sd card. It not even filled yet and I have 2k songs. Do you know how many cds I would have to carry around to get that much music??? Exactly! PLUS I can use the AUX to hook up my Sirius Sat Radio and i am good to go. I have endless amounts of music at my fingertips. the not so good: The clock was a little tricky to set. But wasn't THAT hard to figure out. the clock does not DISPLAY. so if u are used to seeing your clock displayed all the time. Buy a little stick on clock... I do hear a bit of high pitched whining while driving coming thru, but its not enough to bother me so much yet. also I didn't have an issue with it blasting loud when turning the car back on. however you have to push the RANDOM button each time you turn the car back on because it does not save that setting. It will continue with the song you were listening to when you turned off the car, but it wont go back into random mode until you push the button again. and if u WANT to hear the current song, DON'T hit the random button, because it will change immediately! I DID NOT find the random feature predictable at all like someone reviewed. but then again with 2k songs... there are a lot to pick from ! for $50.00 it is indeed a fantastic radio. Sounds great with my factory speakers. (03 ford focus)

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    2review1
    Springfield Mo
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:25 - 34
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
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    I have the volume set to like level 6 when I shut the car off, but when I turn the car back on the volume always reverts to a defualt level 20 blasting my ears. I have to perform the task of cutting the volume back down EVERY time I turn the car back on. VERY annoying. I know I have it wired right because ALL of my other settings stay in memory. Don't tell me this is a "feature" that can't be changed. I was SO happy with this radio until I realized this. Now I'm very disgruntled. I bought two of these radios, one for each car I own, and I tested the other one still in the box to make sure the other one I already had hooked up wasn't defective. The volume on both always revert to level 20 by default every time I turn the car on. Grrrrrr :-(
    by AceMcHammer 5/18/2011
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    • A. I read the review about the startup sound level, but bought mine anyway. Happy to report just the opposite happens - when I start my car, regardless of the volume when it was turned off, it always defaults to 15, which is not too loud, fine with me. Once I get on the road, I turn up the volume and we're good to go. Boss must have made a change on their newer models, so as someone suggested, if your volume is too high, return it for another one, because the rest of the features on this low-priced stereo are great!
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    • A. I don't have that problem with mine. sorry
      by leedad066/9/2015
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    • A. IT IS IN MANUAL HOW AND MAY NEED KIT FOR YOUR CAR TO MAINTAIN TO FACTORY SPECS.
      by liquidatorzzz2/28/2012
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    • A. doesn't stay in memory I guess. However I dont have this issues with mine.
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