Sony Electronics announced its first large screen radio, the XAV-AX8000, with an 8.95-inch display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with Google Assistant.
The display on the single DIN radio hovers over the dashboard and can be adjusted in three directions for flexible installation.
Sony said the large screen size is in response to the larger screens incorporated in new cars.
Other features of the XAV-AX8000 include WebLink for smartphone mirroring right on the XAV-AX8000 display. The head unit includes built-in 55Wx4 MAX/20Wx4 RMS power and it is FLAC file compatible with files up to 24-bit depth and sampling frequency at 48 kHz6. It will be available in December at a suggested retail price of $599.99, including a three-year warranty.
It will be joined by three new Sony mechless (no CD) audio receivers: the DSX-GS900, DSX-GS80 and DSX-B700.
The DSX-GS900 double-DIN Bluetooth media receiver is designed for streaming audio from a smartphone. It comes with a high powered built in amplifier rated at 4 x 100W(max.) / 4 x 45W(RMS). Sony said, ” With the newly introduced 2-ohm load feature, users can utilize multiple speakers per channel, realizing a powerful acoustic system that includes four speakers and a subwoofer with no external amplifier.”
The new model has three 5V pre-outs, Time Alignment, Dynamic Stage Organizer, Bluetooth dual-phone connection,9 dual USB, two-zone dynamic color illuminator, backup memory and Siri Eyes Free compatibility. It may be used with the “Sony | Music Center” app. The DSX-GS900 will be available in December at a suggested retail price of $249.99, including a three-year warranty.
The DSX-GS80 is a single-DIN version of the DSX-GS900 at $229.99, including a three-year warranty.
The DSX-B700 is a Bluetooth compatible double-DIN radio with 4 x 55W(max.)/ 4 x 20W(RMS) built in power. It is SiriusXM Radio ready and is compatible with Pandora through the user’s smartphone. It will be available in September at $129.99.
For a full list of specs and information, please visit: https://www.sony.com/electronics/in-carreceivers-players/dsx-b700