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Boss Audio BCPA9RC Digital Media Receiver with 9" Floating Capacitive Touchscreen, Apple Carplay and Android Auto with Backup Camera

Special Price $249.99 Regular Price $319.99
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BCPA9RC

Key Features

  • 9" Floating Capacitive Touchscreen Display
  • Included License Plate Backup Camera
  • Built in Bluetooth for phone calls and audio streaming
  • Supports Apple Carplay and Android Auto
  • Navigation via Apple Maps, Google Maps or Waze
  • Built in AM/FM radio tuner
  • Rear USB Port
  • Steering wheel control compatible
Unit Includes: Single DIN receiver, 9" Display, License plate backup camera, Bluetooth Microphone, Wiring harness, Mounting Brackets, Mounting hardware, and Instruction manual


Boss Audio BCPA9RC Digital Media Receiver with 9" Floating Capacitive Touchscreen, Apple Carplay and Android Auto with Backup Camera
    Features
  • Single DIN Digital Media Receiver
  • 9" Floating Capacitive Touchscreen Display
  • Adjustable 3-Way Display Position allows you to change the height, angle, and depth for easy vehicle fitment
  • Supports Apple Carplay and Android Auto (USB Connection)
  • Apple Carplay and Android Auto make it easier than ever to use your smartphone's helpful features on the road
  • Included License Plate Backup Camera
  • Dual USB
  • Siri Hands-Free Compatible
  • Google Assistant Hands-Free Compatible
  • High power 4-channel amplifier: 4 channels x 80 watts
  • Built in Bluetooth with A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, PBAP for wireless audio streaming and wireless phone operation
  • Backup camera input
  • Front camera input
  • LCD screen Resolution: 800 x 480 Pixels
  • Dimmer and brightness control
  • 5 Color Selectable Touch Key Illumination
  • Steering wheel control input
  • No Disc Slot
    Audio Features
  • 7-band parametric equalizer with 8 preset and custom options (Off / Custom / Jazz / Hip-Hop / Pop / Rock / R&B)
  • Low-Pass filter with variable crossover frequencies
  • Subwoofer gain
  • Volume Offset
  • Loudness control
    Media Playback
  • USB Thumb Drive up to 32GB
  • Compatible audio codecs: WAV, MP3, WMA, APE, OGG and FLAC
  • Compatible video codecs: AVI, OGM, MKV, MOV and WMV
  • Compatible picture codecs: JPEG, PNG and BMP
  • ID3 tag information, display artist and song information
  • Supports up 32 GB flash drives
    Tuner features:
  • Includes Radio AM & FM tuner with 10 FM / 10 AM preset stations memory
  • RDSB (Radio data service) Tuner
  • RDS Tuner
    Inputs and Outputs
  • 3 - 2V preamp outputs for (Front, Rear and Subwoofer)
  • 1 - Rear A/V Input
  • 1 - Rear Input for Rear Camera
  • 1 - Rear Input for Front Camera
  • 1 - Set of Rear Auxiliary Audio Inputs
  • 1 - Rear USB input (Apple Carplay and Android Auto or for USB drives)
  • 1 - External Microphone for HFC
  • 1 - Radio Antenna
  • 1 - Steering wheel control input requires ASWC steering wheel interface
    Apple Car Play features:
  • Wireless Bluetooth connection or wired with USB
  • Navigation via Apple Maps, Google Maps or Waze
  • Navigation provides real-time traffic
  • Hands-free voice guidance with text to speech prompts, so one can keep their eye on road while driving
  • Place and receive hands-free calls using Siri Assistant
  • Place and receive hands-free text messages using Siri Assistant
  • Compatible with third party apps for a complete hands free assistant
  • Requires phone to be connected via USB
    Android Auto features:
  • Wireless Bluetooth connection or wired with USB
  • Navigation via Google Maps and Waze
  • Navigation provides real-time traffic
  • Hands-free voice guidance with text to speech prompts, so one can keep their eye on road while driving
  • Place and receive hands-free calls using Google Assistant
  • Place and receive hands-free text messages using Google Assistant
  • Compatible with third party apps for a complete hands free assistant
  • Requires phone to be connected via USB
    Bluetooth
  • Integral Bluetooth 4.0 technology facilitates convenient hands-free phone calls and audio streaming
  • A2DP 1.2: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile allows high quality audio to be streamed from an audio device to the car stereo
  • AVRCP 1.4: Audio/Video Remote Control Profile supports basic remote control functions (play, pause, etc) via Bluetooth
  • HFP 1.5: Hands Free Profile allows a hands-free car kit to connect to a compatible mobile phone
  • PBAP 1.0: Phone Book Access Profile allows the car stereo to display the name of the incoming caller, as well as access the contact list
  • External microphone with 10 foot cord for optimal placement
  • Bluetooth 4.0 certified
  • Siri Eyes Free voice support
    Dimensions:
  • Chassis Dimensions: 7"W x 3-7/8"D x 3-15/16"H
  • Display Dimensions (W X H): 6.36 x 3.94in
More Information
Manufacturer Boss Audio
Part Number BCPA9RC
Chassis Size Double DIN
Faceplate features Detachable face plate
RCA Pre-amp Audio outputs 3 Pairs (Front, Rear, Sub)
Preamp voltage 4 volts
LCD Screen Size 9 inch - 10 inch
Illumination color Full Color
Touchscreen Yes - Capacitive touchscreen
Native Screen Resolution 800 x 480
Camera Inputs 2-Camera Input
Front camera input Yes
Back up camera input Yes
Parking grid lines Adjustable
Audio Video inputs 1 Audio Video Input
Disc Playback No
USB input Dual USB
Smartphone Compatible Yes
Smartphone Technology Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Built in Crossover High-pass
Audio Formats Mpeg-3, WAV
Video Formats AVI, MKV, WMV
Built in Bluetooth Built in Bluetooth
NFC (Near Field Communication) No
HD Radio No
Satellite Radio No
Steering Wheel Control Yes, requires external module
Operation Voltage 12-24 Volt DC
CEA2006 Compliant No
Warranty 1 Year
Return period 30 days
Exchange period 30 days
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Our testing and analysis of the Boss BCPA9RC & Boss BCPA10RC

Today’s market is full of oversized headunits that are hardly worth the investment. Getting a headunit with a big display, Apple Carplay and Android Auto should be simple. Boss understands this, and their BCPA9RC and BCPA10RC are single din headunits which both feature oversized floating displays, apple carplay, android auto plus they both come with a license plate backup camera, all under $400. 

These two headunits are identical except for only one difference which is display size, the BCPA9RC is 9” and the BCPA10RC is 10”.

What's inside the box

Included in both boxes is the Boss LPCB40 license plate backup camera which comes with RCA and Power extensions, wiring harness, external microphone for HFC, mounting brackets, hardware, radio removal and mounting tools, warranty card, installation manual, oversized floating display, and single din chassis. Just to reiterate, this is a single din headunit, not a double din despite the display size.

How to attach the floating display

Attaching the display to the chassis is much more simple on these headunits than with other floating displays we’ve covered. There are no screws or tools required. Simply plug the display into the front of the chassis with its rear mounting head. The mount is also a ball joint, meaning you can tilt, turn or twist the display however you like. You can also easily adjust the height of the display. The two buttons on the chassis will quickly release the display when pressed together.

Rear connections

Rear connections on both headunits include wiring harness for power ground and speaker, 4V RCA pre-amp outputs for front rear and subwoofer, RCA AV Inputs, radio antenna, plus pigtails for front camera, external microphone, backup camera and two USB inputs, one for USB Thumb drives and one for Apple Carplay and Android Auto. 

Display differences

OK let’s dive into why you should consider these headunits. The displays are large and vibrant, plus are capacitive touchscreens. But they do have one major con. They’re not HD, they have resolutions of 800x480 pixels. With a display of 9 or 10” I at least need some more pixels to take up all that real estate. The display size of just one inch is quite noticeable side by side. But although the 10” screen is larger, I found its touchscreen to be less responsive. For display customization select a preset wallpaper or upload your own, adjust display settings and select an LED illumination color. The headunit has decent audio customization.

Operating system

The Operating System on both is very simple and a bit plain, but you really don’t need much more than what they give you. It gets the job done. Besides, the real crown jewels of the stereos are Apple Carplay and Android Auto. They both require a USB connection on this stereo, they cannot operate wirelessly. The connection will also charge your device. Get access to your music, audio, messaging and navigation apps which all look great on the massive display. Video apps do not transfer

Audio sources

Thanks to the rear RCA AV inputs, you can mirror an iPhone or an Android device to the stereo with a few simple adapters. Connect the stereo and your phone using the QVM HDMIV-2 and a Lightning Digital AV Adapter or the BU-CHDMIV for Android USB-C phones for a full screen mirror.

For other audio sources the stereo has built in bluetooth for hands free calling and wireless music playback, which you can only access by disconnecting your phone from apple carplay or android auto, so I wouldn’t see myself using those sources very often. 

With a USB thumb drive, for audio the headunits play back WAV and MP3 files. For video they play AVI, MKV and WMV files. And for images it can display JPEG, PNG and BMP files.  

The radio tuner features 18 FM and 12 AM presets, it is not HD radio

An enticing feature of these headunits is the inclusion of the license plate camera. The LPCB40 is a universal camera that is easily mourning on top of your rear license plate. You can also add a front camera with the front camera input which you must active in the settings. 

For steering wheel control connection, use the Axxess ASWC universal interface, link in bio. The stereo is not compatible with SiriusXM outside of an app used for apple carplay or android auto. 

Boss Audio BCPA10RC Testing

Let’s test this stereo out, again Boss rates the stereo 80W x 4 channels.

 

BCPA10RC Two channels driven, 4 ohm, 1 KHz, 14.4v

Volume number: 36

HP8903B Audio Analyzer: 19.23W RMS per channel, 1.13% distortion and 8.56 volts of output.

AMM-1: 13 Watts

Lumy Voltmeter (Speaker output voltage): 8.72 volts

Current draw: 5.02 amps

BCPA10RC Two channels driven, 4 ohm, 40 Hz, 14.4v

Volume number: 36

HP8903B Audio Analyzer: 18.71W RMS per channel, 1.0% distortion and 8.55 volts of output.

AMM-1: 13 Watts

Lumy Voltmeter (Speaker output voltage): 8.58 volts

Current draw: 5.09 amps

BCPA10RC RCA outputs, 1 KHz, 14.4v

Volume number: Full volume

HP8903B Audio Analyzer: 3.75 Volts RMS per channel, 1.0% distortion.

BCPA10RC RCA outputs, 40 Hz, 14.4v

Volume number: Full volume

HP8903B Audio Analyzer: 3.77 Volts RMS per channel, 1.01% distortion.

Frequency response

Extremely flat and huge frequency response

Boss Audio BCPA9RC Testing

BCPA9RC Two channels driven, 4 ohm, 1 KHz, 14.4v

Volume number: 36

HP8903B Audio Analyzer: 19.18W RMS per channel, 1.1% distortion and 8.7 volts of output.

AMM-1: 13 Watts

Lumy Voltmeter (Speaker output voltage): 8.72 volts

Current draw: 5.05 amps

BCPA9RC Two channels driven, 4 ohm, 40 Hz, 14.4v

Volume number: 36

HP8903B Audio Analyzer: 18.62W RMS per channel, 1.1% distortion and 8.57 volts of output.

AMM-1: 16 Watts

Lumy Voltmeter (Speaker output voltage): 8.6 volts

Current draw: 5.15 amps

BCPA9RC RCA outputs, 1 KHz, 14.4v

Volume number: Full volume

HP8903B Audio Analyzer: 3.78 Volts RMS per channel, 1.0% distortion.

BCPA9RC RCA outputs, 40 Hz, 14.4v

Volume number: Full volume

HP8903B Audio Analyzer: 3.77 Volts RMS per channel, 1.0% distortion.

Frequency response

Extremely flat and huge frequency response

 

As we expected these headunits are identical besides display size. And they put our solid power and will bring new life to your speakers for sure. These headunits definitely have decent power which will absolutely bring some new life to your car speakers. Add that to the price tag under the $400 range, apple carplay, android auto and an included backup camera, these should definitely be on your radar for upgrading your factory system. 

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