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Sony in-car audio takes the driving seat with smartphone connectivity

Press Release   •   Sep 01, 2016 13:15 CEST

The XAV-AX100 receiver offers everything you need and more for those long car journeys including the latest smartphone connectivity with an improved touchscreen user interface, the ability to play a variety of media files and get the most up to date information on the go.

Utilizing Sony’s unique technology, the XAV-AX100’s high power sound and EXTRA BASS™ feature will transform your vehicle into an elaborate sound system, all while making your drive as safe and comfortable as possible with rotation volume control and voice command features.

Connections at your fingertips

Apple CarPlay

Connecting your phone to your car has never been better with the option of Apple CarPlay. CarPlay allows you to use your phone in a safe and smart way whilst staying focused on the road, letting you access Apple Music, Maps, make phone calls, and send messages all through the touchscreen, or vocally with Siri®.

Android Auto

Android Auto™ extends the Android platform into the car in a way that’s purpose-built for driving. With a simple and intuitive interface and powerful new voice actions, it's designed to minimize distraction so you can stay focused on the road.

No matter the device you prefer, you will always stay in control of music, maps and more with the latest in-car audio system.

Familiar touchscreen

Maintaining every aspect and appearance of a smartphone, the XAV-AX100’s clear and responsive touchscreen create a simple and safe user interface. Its lighter touch operation and improved visibility also help improve late night drives and glaring sunshine.

Unique technology delivering smooth sound

High power sound comes full throttle with the XAV-AX100 in-car audio system. 55watts x 4 Dynamic Reality Amp 2 and EXTRA BASS™ low boost circuitry overcoming engine noise and reproducing clear sound at any volume, with deep and punchy bass. The 10-band graphic equalizer gives an astonishing variety of sound, perfectly complementing EXTRA BASS™ for an enjoyable drive. 3-pre out connectivity allows system expandability to connect external amplifiers with a wide range of speaker connections, allowing sound enthusiasts to build their own bespoke system.

The unique Sony technology in the Dynamic Stage Organizer (DSO) compliments the XAV-AX100 features, overcoming the disadvantage of front-door mounted, full-range speakers which can sound muddy or unclear. The DSO adjusts the signal creating the illusion of dash-mounted virtual speakers’ to provide an ideal, high quality sound experience for the journey.

XAV-AX100 will be available across Europe from December.

* Apple, iPad, iPhone, iPod, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in

the U.S. and other countries. Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc.

** Android Auto™ is compatible with Android phones running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) or later. Android Auto™ may not be available on all devices and is not available in all countries or regions. Android, Android Auto, Google Play and other marks are trademarks of Google Inc.

*** EXTRA BASS is a trademark of Sony Corporation.

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Selected technical specifications

Feature & Device Display Screen Size (Inch) 6.4
Touch Panel Yes
Sound Output Power 55W
EXTRA BASS Yes(Off/1/2)
Graphic Equalizer 10Band Graphic Equalizer
DSO Yes
Expandability Pre Out 3Pre Out
Rear Out Yes
Sub Out Yes
AUX input (Stereo Mini-Jack) No
AUX/Video input (RCA) No
Rear View Camera Input Yes
Video Out No
USB Yes (Rear x1)
Bluetooth® Yes
NFC (One-touch connection) No
Extension Connector Yes
Smartphone Linkage Apple CarPlay Yes
Android Auto Yes
Voice Command (Smartphone Function) Yes
Selectable Background Color Yes
Customized Background Yes
Firmware upgradability Yes
Screen Diagonal(inch/mm) 6.4 inch
Resolution(DOT) 800 × 480
Dimmer Yes
Dimmer Method Auto/Manual select
Multi Language Menu English/Spanish/French/Germany/Italian/Dutch/Russian/Portugese/Thai/Simplified Chinese/Traditional Chinese/Korean

For more information, please contact your local PR manager or:

Rachel Batchelor, Corporate Communications, Sony Europe

Rachel.Batchelor@eu.sony.com / (0)1932 816851

About Sony Corporation:

Sony Corporation is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, game, communications, key device and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures, computer entertainment and online businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be the leading electronics and entertainment company in the world. Sony recorded consolidated annual sales of approximately $72 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016. Sony Global Web Site: http://www.sony.net/

Sony Corporation is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, imaging, game, communications, key device and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures, computer entertainment and online businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be the leading electronics and entertainment company in the world. Sony recorded consolidated annual sales of approximately $72 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016. Sony Global Web Site: http://www.sony.net/