Sony DSX-GS80 High-power Bluetooth Media Receiver
The Sony DSX-GS80 digital media receiver offers the sound boost of a four-channel Class-D amplifier along with the satisfying features of a great Sony car receiver. Boasting 45 watts RMS output per channel, it will take your system to a level once reserved for external power amps. Sony even lets you choose between powering four speakers or four speakers and a sub. Also, you can set the output with an impressive array of sound-shaping tools, including a 10-band EQ, time alignment, and comprehensive frequency filters.
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.
Get the most from your smartphone
Get more from your smartphone in the car. The Sony DSX-GS80 makes voice control a cinch though your Android™ or with Siri on iPhone®. Plug in your phone to either the front or rear USB inputs to access your stored music files. And if you love your Pandora® stations, Sony lets you control over the app from the receiver.
Bluetooth is a must for easy, hands-free calling and wireless audio streaming from your phone, so of course, Sony built it into the DSX-GS80. Also, since you can connect two phones to the stereo at the same time — one for calling and streaming, and one just for calling.
Satellite radio offers an unparalleled variety of music, news, sports, and talk, plus your favorite channels will stay with you from Portsmouth to Pomona. Just add a SiriusXM satellite radio tuner (not included, requires subscription).
Audio & DSP Section
High Power Class-D Amplifier: A built-in class-D amp delivers huge power with minimal interference, for audio that’s crystal clear even at its loudest. Circuitry and components are carefully laid out for low-noise, highly efficient electric power transmission. Placing the power block close to the input and amp minimizes power loss, while electrolytic capacitors ensure precise, responsive bass. An oversized heat sink with an optimally designed fin structure ensures efficient ventilation for your amp.
Subwoofer Direct Connect: With the Subwoofer Direct and 2-ohm Speaker Load option, you can hook up a mono subwoofer directly to the built-in class-D amplifier together with four speakers. 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 2-ohm load selector delivers high power without risking amp or speaker damage. Channel 1 delivers power and signal to the front left and rear left speakers, while channel 2 delivers power and audio signal to the front right and rear right speakers. Channel 3 delivers power and audio signal to your mono subwoofer (channel 4 is not used).
6ch/5V Preamp Outputs + Sub Control: The Sony DSX-GS80 is equipped with 5-volt Front, Rear, & Sub pre-amp outputs giving you the ability to connect external amplifiers to your car stereo system. The unit’s subwoofer preamp output is non-fading. You can adjust the subwoofer preamp output’s volume level independently from the head unit’s main volume control from -10 to +10 in 1dB increments. In addition, you can select the phase of the subwoofer output from Normal or Reverse.
High-Pass & Low-Pass Crossovers: The front & rear speaker outputs offer a selectable high-pass crossover frequency of 50Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, or Off. You can also adjust the slope (1/2/3) of the high-pass crossover. The subwoofer preamp output features a low pass filter with a selectable cut-off frequency of 50Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, or Off. You can also adjust the slope (1/2/3) of the low-pass crossover.
ExtraBass + RBE: Activate ExtraBass at the touch of a button for an instant, low-end boost. Unlike conventional bass boosters, ExtraBass minimizes distortion at all volume levels by automatically adjusting frequency and gain to their optimal positions. You can select between two settings for different intensities of bass boost. RBE (Rear Bass Enhancer) enhances the bass sound by applying the low-pass filter setting to the rear speakers. This function allows the rear speakers to work as a subwoofer even if there is no subwoofer connected.
ClearAudio+ & Loudness: ClearAudio+ reproduces sound by optimizing the digital signal with the Sony recommended sound settings. It automatically adjusts the head unit’s EQ, ExtraBass, and DSO. Loudness reinforces bass and treble for clear sound at low volume levels.