Sony has announced the new XAV-AX8000 and XAV-1500 car audio receivers, boasting advanced displays of its class.
“Without doubt, the use of larger, more vibrant screens on in-car dashboards allow drivers and passengers the convenience of having the ultimate entertainment and navigation experience while on the go”, said Mr. Yukihiro Kitajima, Director, Video & Sound Asia Pacific. “Besides these, Sony’s newest media receivers also features a range of exciting connectivity options like Apple CarPlay , Android Auto and WebLink Cast that provides a user the power of convenience.”
The Sony XAV-AX8000 is a single-DIN unit that boasts a 8.95-inch, anti-glare display that hovers over the dashboard. You can adjust the height, tilt and depth of the screen during installation. It features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity with WebLink Cast which mirrors the smartphone screen on the display
Good to see that Sony has retained some tactile operation in the form of aluminum physical keys for easy access to the basic operations that includes voice control, source selections and sound adjustments. Other features include quick wake-up, FLAC audio file playback, high voltage 3-preout and sound optimisation.
The Dynamic Stage Organiser (DSO) creates a virtual soundstage while the built-in, 4-channel amplifier delivers a maximum output of 4x 20 watts RMS at 4 ohms. It is also rear view camera ready, and you can chose to activate the camera automatically when shifting into reverse or by manual activation.
Despite appearances, the Sony XAV-AX1500 only requires a single-DIN space for its 6.2-inch display. It features WebLink Cast for smartphone mirroring and phone controls via Bluetooth for hands-free calling and wireless audio streaming.
With three pre-outs, it also features Dynamic Stage Organiser for better sound staging in your vehicle, is FLAC-compatible and power outputs similar to the XAV-AX8000 with the same Dynamic Reality Amp 2.
Both new models will be available in selected countries in Asia Pacific with the XAV-AX8000 from early 2020 and the XAV-1500 from middle of 2020.
For more information, visit www.sony-asia.com