Sony Electronics Inc announced a new line-up of in-car media receivers led by the XAV-AX8000, which features an 8.95-inch screen and single-DIN rear chassis. Also joining the line-up are three new audio receiver (no CD) models: the DSX-GS900, DSX-GS80 and DSX-B700.
XAV-AX8000 Media Receiver Key Features include:
- 8.95-inch, anti-glare display hovers seamlessly over the dashboard and works in a single-DIN space; the sturdy mount can be adjusted in three directions to allow for flexible installation in a wide variety of vehicles1
- Apple CarPlay – Apple CarPlay integrates iPhone with the car audio’s display and controls; it enables users to make phone calls, access music, send and receive messages, get directions optimized for traffic and more while the driver stays focused on the road; Apple CarPlay now supports third-party navigation apps, so it provides even more choices to get to the destination.
- Android Auto – Designed with safety and convenience in mind, Android Auto is a simpler way to use a smartphone with the car’s display; with the Google Assistant on Android Auto, drivers can stay focused, connected and entertained, keeping their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel, while using voice to help with daily tasks.
The XAV-AX8000 will be available in December 2019.
DSX-GS900 Media Receiver Key Features:
The double-DIN Bluetooth media receiver allows heavy bass lovers to enjoy great sound in their vehicle. The “Sony | Music Center” smartphone app unifies car audio and smartphone apps, which can be controlled either from your car audio or smartphone. Various settings and audio customizations are available on “Sony | Music Center.” Compatibility on Advanced Car Audio Setting—the dedicated plug-in software—provides additional graphic interfaces for detailed sound settings.
The DSX-GS900 will be available in December 2019.
DSX-GS80 Media Receiver Key Features:
The DSX-GS80 is a single-DIN version of the DSX-GS900. Similar to the DSX-GS900, this model also comes with Bluetooth dual-phone connection, dual USB, 2-zone dynamic color illuminator, backup memory, Siri Eyes Free, “Sony | Music Center” smartphone app compatibility and Advanced Car Audio Setting plug-in.
The DSX-GS80 will be available in December 2019.
DSX-B700 Media Receiver Key Features:
The Bluetooth compatible double-DIN DSX-B700 allows users to experience essentials on-the-go.
This 4 x 55W(max.) / 4 x 20W(RMS) powered media receiver is equipped with enhanced smartphone connectivity that will conveniently assist users with accessing the Bluetooth dual phone connection and Siri Eyes Free. It also includes smartphone integration with “Sony | Music Center” app, front AUX connection, made-for-iPhone compatible USB terminal, configurable steering remote input, and illumi-highlighted design to capture and sync with the driver’s style, car-interior and sound. The DSX-B700 comes SiriusXM Radio ready and is compatible with Pandora through users’ iPhone or Android device. The DSX-B700 will be available in September 2019.