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Boss 820UA


$150.00 Released January, 2010

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Standardized mount makes this easier to install than some units. Decent number of inputs available for this price.

The Cons:Knob controls feel too loose, difficult to be precise when changing settings. Amplifier seems to distort playback at higher volumes. Bass response is lacking, low output even with the "loud" function turned on.

The 820UA is an in-dash A/V receiver from Boss Audio.  The receiver is designed with an active black mask display that has illuminated control buttons and is fully-detachable for security.  It offers playback of CD, CD-R, CD-RW, and MP3 formats and includes an integrated AM/FM tuner with 24 station presets.

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The 820UA provides a total output power of 80 watts through four channels and has a 5-volt preamp output.  It also has built-in USB and SD card slots as well as an AUX input on the front panel, allowing direct playback from an MP3 player.  The receiver comes with a wireless remote control and has a 1 year limited warranty.

Features/Specs

  • Single mounting
  • Full detachable front panel
  • Playback: CD, CD-R/RW, MP3
  • Output power: 80w x 4 channels
  • 5 Volt preamp output
  • Oversized, active black mask display
  • Illuminated control buttons
  • PLL synthesized tuner with 24 station presets
  • Front panel AUX input
  • USB & SD Memory Card Slot
  • Compatible with iPod and other MP3 players
  • Separate bass and treble
  • Balance and fader controls
  • Wireless remote control
  • 1 year limited warranty

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    Standardized mount makes this easier to install than some units

  • 1

    Decent number of inputs available for this price

Cons
  • 1

    Knob controls feel too loose, difficult to be precise when changing settings

  • 1

    Amplifier seems to distort playback at higher volumes

  • 1

    Bass response is lacking, low output even with the "loud" function turned on

  • 1

    SD card playback is painful to navigate, does not read directories properly

  • 1

    SD card slot is hidden under the front panel and hard to access

  • 0

    Volume output is drastically lower than expected on such units, inaudible below 70% volume

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