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Sony XAV-AX100 – The Car Audio System with Smartphone Connectivity

Sony Electronics just released the XAV-AX100 in-car audio system that offers everything you need and a little extra. The new device is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Sony’s XAV-AX100 also comes with smartphone connectivity, which is considered the device’s selling point. On the downside, there’s no AUX input, and this is where competitors might have a leg up.

Sony XAV-AX100 – The Car Audio System with Smartphone Connectivity
Sony’s new receiver will be out later this fall.

The car audio device was announced on August 19, and it boats on providing safe and comfortable drives thanks to its unique technology. The XAV-AX100 takes advantage of Sony’s Extra Bass feature, high power sound, and a knob for an efficient volume adjustment.

Apple CarPlay functionality enables drivers to use their smartphone in a safe manner while on the road. They can access features such as Maps, Apple Music, or send messages by simply calling Siri. Alternatively, it can all be done through the touchscreen.

With Android Auto, the new voice actions allow for minimum distractions so that drivers can stay focus while behind the wheel. Android users can also control de music, access maps, and many other features with the new Sony in-car audio system. Android Auto is compatible with smartphones running Android 5.0 or later and may not be available in certain regions of the globe.

The new sound system uses 55W x 4 Dynamic Reality Amp 2, plus the Extra Bass technology in order to overpower the engine noise and deliver clear sound at all volume levels.

“The unique Sony technology in the Dynamic Stage Organizer (DSO) compliXAV-AX100_Angle_Sony_Home_Bluements the XAV-AX100 features, overcoming the inherent acoustic disadvantage of front-door mounted, full-range speakers which can sound muddy or unclear,” says Sony.

Sony XAV-AX100 Key Specs:

Screen Size – 6.4 inch

Output Power – 55W

Graphic Equalizer – 10Band

NFC – No

DSO – Yes

Pre Out – 3Pre Out

Rear Out, Sub Out – Yes

Rear View Camera Input – Yes

Extension Connector – Yes

Bluetooth – Yes

Resolution – 800 x 480

Dimmer – Yes

Sony Electronics’ new in-car receiver is priced at $499.9 and will hit North American stores sometime in late November. Keep your eye on http://www.sony.com/news for more news on the product. With its impressive specs and relatively low price, it has some major advantages over competitors such as Pioneer or Alpine.


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