Sony Cable Adapters

Sony XA-300 Unilink Adapter

Photo: Crutchfield (1000x971)
Sony XA-300 Unilink AdapterXA-300 Unilink Adapter
Intro: 6/2001
IN: LINE x 3 (RCA).
OUT: headphone (1/8" phone jack), LINE (RCA - to head unit).
USB: Input from PC.
UniLink: Output (to Unilink head unit), Input (from UniLink CD/MD changer)
5-15/16"W x 1-3/8"H x 7-1/8"D (with RCA plugs)

Description: Adapter allows up to two LINE level audio sources and one USB source to be connected to Sony UniLink based in-dash receivers (unit's USB input port can be connected to laptop computer or other USB audio source). Unit is inserted in UniLink chain and allows existing UniLink devices to continue to be used. Headphone output (with volume control) permanently connected to AUX input 1. Unit is powered by the head-unit.

Crutchfield Page Excerpts:

  • USB Input: The USB input allows you to connect a laptop computer to your car stereo system (USB cable not included) in order to play MP3 files or other audio from the computer.
  • Selecting The Auxiliary Device: On the Sony changer controller head unit, press "SOURCE" repeatedly until "CD" is selected. Press "MODE" repeatedly until the device you want to listen to is selected. The head unit will cycle through each unit in the following order: CD1 (CD/MD changer) > CD2/AUX1 > CD3/AUX2 > CD4/USB. When CD1 is selected, the CD/MD changer will automatically start playing. When any other source is selected, playback of that unit will have to be manually started and the volume adjusted. As the volume settings of each connected device may differ, the volume of each device should be set to a similar level as the CD/MD changer.
  • Headphone Output: A stereo mini-plug headphone output with volume control is provided for the private listening of the auxiliary source connected to the AUX IN 1 input. The headphone output is always on, even if the head unit has selected one of the other sources. This allows a passenger to listen to the AUX IN 1 source while the head unit plays another source. (Headphone listening is not recommended while operating the vehicle)

Links: Crutchfield page for the unit

Included Accessories: 2-meter Unilink cable. 2-meter RCA patch cable


Service Manual: XA-300 Unilink Adapter

Sony XA-107 Unilink Adapter

Sony XA-107 Unilink AdapterXA-107 Unilink Adapter$100
IN: LINE x 2 (RCA).
OUT: LINE (to in-dash receiver).
UniLink Output (to in-dash reciver),
UniLink Input (from UniLink CD/MD changer
4.75w x 1.125h x 6.125d "

Description: Auxiliary input adapter for Unilink car stereos, allowing connection of MD portables to a Sony car stereo.

Manufacturer's Description: This XA-107 module allows you to add an auxiliary input to your Sony changer-controlling receiver and retain the use of your Sony CD changer. The XA-107 accepts your UniLink changer cable and a patch cable from your non-UniLink source (cassette, MP3, Minidisc, etc.) and allows your Sony receiver to choose between the two sources. The 75" UniLink cable (included) and 6.5' RCA patch cable (included) connect the XA-107 to your receiver. 1-year warranty.

Crutchfield Page Excerpts:

  • General Overview: The source selector module accepts input from a UniLink CD/MD changer and a non-UniLink auxiliary source (portable CD, tape or MD player) and allows a Sony changer controller head unit to select input from the CD/MD changer or auxiliary source. The module essentially adds an aux input to a Sony UniLink changer controller while retaining the ability to accept input from a UniLink CD/MD changer.
  • AUX Input Connections: The input for the auxiliary source is a set of female RCA jacks mounted directly to the source selector module. For easy connection to the aux source, it is recommended that a stereo RCA patch cord (not included) be connected to the AUX IN jacks of the module and run to the location where the aux source will be located. If the aux source has a minijack output, a stereo minijack to RCA cable (item 137ACW339) will be needed instead of a standard RCA patch cable.



Service Manual: XA-107 Unilink Adapter

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