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Media receiver with bluetooth featuring a 7" touch screen display

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  • Safety Information

  • FCC Compliance

  • Control Locations

  • General Operation

  • AM/FM Tuner Operation

  • Media Compatibility

  • Bluetooth Operation

  • Rear Camera Operation - (Optional)

  • Specifications

  • Limited One Year Warranty

  • Troubleshooting


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Summary of Contents for Dual Electronics Corporation XVMBT279

  • Page 1 XVMBT279 INSTALLATION/OWNER’S MANUAL Media Receiver with Bluetooth® featuring a 7" Touch Screen Display...
  • Page 2 Copyright Note: The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. The microSD logo is a trademark of SD-3C LLC. Siri and Apple are registered trademarks owned by Apple Inc. Google Assistant and Android are trademarks owned by Google LLC. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.
  • Page 3: Safety Information

    Please read all instructions carefully before attempting to install or operate. Due to its technical nature, it is highly recommended that your DUAL XVMBT279 is installed by a professional installer or an authorized dealer. This product is only for use in vehicles with 12VDC negative ground only.
  • Page 4 XVMBT279 INSTALLATION Preparation Before You Start • Disconnect negative battery terminal. Consult a qualified technician for instructions. • Avoid installing the unit where it would be subject to high temperatures, such as from direct sunlight, or where it would be subject to dust, dirt or excessive vibration.
  • Page 5 XVMBT279 INSTALLATION Wiring Diagram - Inputs/Outputs GRAY REVERSE GREEN/WHITE GRAY/BLACK BLUE AMP/ANT(+) ORANGE TFT DIMMER (+) ACC 12V (+) VIOLET VIOLET/BLACK Note: When replacing a fuse, make sure to use the correct type and amperage. Using an incorrect fuse could cause damage.
  • Page 6: Control Locations

    XVMBT279 OPERATION Control Locations microSD Card Slot Mode Button Reset Tune/Track Up Auxiliary Input Power/Volume/Mute USB Port Tune/Track Down...
  • Page 7 XVMBT279 OPERATION General Operation Power On/Off Momentarily press to turn the unit on. Press and hold to turn the unit off. Volume Rotate the volume knob to increase or decrease the volume level. Mute Momentarily press MUTE to silence the audio. Momentarily press MUTE Rotating the volume again to return to the previously selected volume.
  • Page 8: General Operation

    OPERATION XVMBT279 General Operation From the Main Menu screen, select Settings to access the Setup menu and Setup Menu select from three categories represented by the icons on the left side of the screen: Settings, Audio and Bluetooth. Settings: • Time Setting - Access and adjust date and time settings.
  • Page 9: Am/Fm Tuner Operation

    XVMBT279 OPERATION AM/FM Tuner Operation Radio Operation Select the Radio icon from the Main Menu screen. Main Menu Press to return to Main Menu screen. Current Mode Indicator Displays current mode of operation. Tune Frequency Down Press and hold << to seek a lower frequency. Press << momentarily to tune the unit down one step at a time.
  • Page 10 XVMBT279 OPERATION USB/microSD Card Operation USB/microSC Operation To play audio files from a USB device or microSD card, insert device and playback will begin automatically. To return to USB or microSD card playback from another mode of operation, select the corresponding icon from the Main Menu.
  • Page 11 XVMBT279 OPERATION Media Compatibility - USB/microSD Card File Type FAT 12 File System FAT 16/FAT 32 .mp3/.MP3/.Mp3/.mP3 File Extension .rmp/.m4a MPEG 1 MPEG MPEG 2 Format MPEG 2.5 MPEG 1 32/44.1/48kHz Sampling MPEG 2 12/16/22.05/24kHz Frequency MPEG 2.5 8/11.025/12kHz MPEG 1...
  • Page 12: Media Compatibility

    XVMBT279 OPERATION Media Compatibility Media Compatibility The following types of files are not compatible: • MP3 PRO format, MP3 playlists • RMP format • WAV format • WMV format • AAC, protected AAC, M4A format Playback Order MP3 playback sequence begins in the root folder of the USB flash drive or microSD card.
  • Page 13: Bluetooth Operation

    The unit broadcasts the pairing signal constantly when no devices are currently connected. Complete the pairing sequence from your Bluetooth device. Refer to the owner's manual for your device for more details. The device name is "XVMBT279". The Bluetooth passcode is "0000".
  • Page 14: Rear Camera Operation - (Optional)

    OPERATION XVMBT279 Bluetooth Operation Dimmer Press to dim the display. Audio Press to adjust Audio options. Settings Press to access the Settings menu. Bluetooth Phone Press to access Bluetooth Phone (from Music mode). Bluetooth Music Press to access Bluetooth Music (from Phone mode).
  • Page 15 XVMBT279 OPERATION Dual iPlug P1 Smart App Remote Control Use the Dual iPlug P1 Smart App Remote Control on an Apple or Android smartphone to control the receiver via Bluetooth. Change the mode, station, song, volume, and settings directly from your smartphone without being in the receiver's line-of-sight.
  • Page 16: Specifications

    OPERATION XVMBT279 Specifications FM Tuner 87.5MHz-107.9MHz Tuning range: 10dBf Usable sensitivity: 20dBf 50dB quieting sensitivity: 38dB Stereo separation @ 1kHz: 30Hz-13kHz Frequency response: AM Tuner 530kHz-1710kHz Tuning range: 24uV Usable sensitivity: 30Hz-2.3kHz Frequency response: Front USB High Speed USB 2.0...
  • Page 17: Limited One Year Warranty

    XVMBT279 OPERATION Limited One Year Warranty What to do? This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights which vary from state to state. 1. Before you call for service, check the troubleshooting guide in your owner’s manual.
  • Page 18: Troubleshooting

    XVMBT279 OPERATION Troubleshooting General Problem Cause Action Yellow wire not connected or incorrect voltage Check connections for proper voltage (11~16VDC) Unit will not turn on Red wire not connected or incorrect voltage (no power) Black wire not connected Check connection to ground...
  • Page 19 XVMBT279 OPERATION Notes...
  • Page 20 Dual Electronics Corp. Toll Free: 1-866-382-5476 Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM EST www.dualav.com ©2020 Dual Electronics Corp. All rights reserved. NSA0420-V1 Printed in China...


Does the dual XVM279BT have navigation? ›

Press the Navi hot button to connect your receiver to your phone through the on-screen UI. Instantly stream audio from your favorite navigation apps on a connected smartphone through your car's reclever vla Bluetooth. Note: A smartphone with date is required to stream navigation.

What is the PIN code for Dual Media Player xdm27bt? ›

The device name is “Dual Media Player”. The Bluetooth passcode is "1234”.

Does dual make good car stereos? ›

Dual is a decent brand that focuses on car audio and not much else. So I do trust them. + Apple CarPlay is incredible and Yes you need to run the rear USB female input separately so you can connect your Lightning cable. Trust me, once you go CarPlay you won't go back.

What app do I need for a dual radio? ›

Dual iPlug S is an app designed to control certain Dual brand radios. It can select from 4 different sources; Radio mode, USB mode, Bluetooth music mode and AUX mode via Bluetooth control. - Radio mode on the APP allows you to scan and store radio stations or select your favorite radio station via the radio presets.

What app is needed for a dual iPlug radio? ›

The iPlug P2 app connects to compatible Dual receivers via Bluetooth like a wireless remote control.

How do I find my radio PIN code? ›

Try these places first: Glovebox – Some radio codes appear on a sticker in the glovebox. Vehicle handbook – You might find the code in your vehicle handbook under the stereo or security section. Alternatively, some codes are printed on a small paper or plastic card, found inside the handbook.

What is the pairing code for Bluetooth stereo? ›

Use the code 0000 when pairing with another Bluetooth® device. The passcode may appear as Pass key, PIN code, PIN number, or Password depending on the Bluetooth device used. Note: You can't pair the device with a Bluetooth device that uses a different passcode.

How long do you leave battery disconnected to reset radio? ›

To reset your car's computer, you should disconnect the battery and allow time for the residual energy in the electrical circuits to dissipate completely. Typically, this process can take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour.

How do I reset my car stereo without the reset button? ›

Devices without a reset button

Depending on your car stereo, press DSPL and (back) /MODE, DSLP and CALL button, or SOURCE/OFF button for more than two seconds.

Is dual a good speaker brand? ›

Not the greatest speaker in the world but, for the price, they get the job done. Great speakers for the price. These speakers, while being made by not the most reputable company, deliver decent sound quality and bass response for most users.

What's the most powerful car stereo? ›

Top 5 most powerful OEM car audio systems
  1. Lexus: Mark Levinson - 2400W.
  2. Bentley: Naim Audio - 2200W. ...
  3. Audi: Bang & Olufsen - 1920W. ...
  4. Mercedes-Maybach: Burmester high-end 4D - 1750W. ...
  5. Land Rover: Meridian sound systems - 1600W. ...
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Does the dual xdvd179bt have navigation? ›

With the touch of a button you have the power to summon your favorite assistant (Siri or Google) and verbally speak your commands such as play music, podcasts, audio book, navigation and much more.

Does xdvd269bt have navigation? ›

Touch Screen Controls

Eject 3. Voice Control 4. Audio 5. Navigation Hot Button 6.

What is dual iPlug bluetooth? ›

Currently this app controls Dual's Head unit products via Bluetooth. This app controls most of the primary functions of your marine stereo features including: [NOTE : For some models, the Dual iPlug app operates just as a remote controller. ] - Mode change : Radio, USB, Bluetooth, iPod, Aux in.

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