Sony Electronics announced three new car audio receivers, including a new entry level model at $299 plus two new models with HDMI inputs.
The new head units include the XAV-AX8100, XAV-AX5600 and and XAV-AX150.
The first two units are sister models to the current XAV-AX8000 and XAV-AX5500 but add HDMI. The single-DIN XAV-AX8100 has an 8.95-inch antiglare touchscreen with a 3-way adjustable display. The XAV-AX5600 offers a 6.95-inch bezel-less flush surface display.
Both offer CarPlay, Android Auto and WebLink Cast for smartphone mirroring. They have dual USB ports and are SiriusXM ready. They include Bluetooth and 5 Volt pre-outs as well as Sony’s EXTRA BASS and Sound Optimization technology.
The new single DIN XAV-AX150 joins the Sony XAV-AX1000 at the entry level. At $299.99, it offers a 6.95-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It’s built-in 4-channel amplifier delivers 55 watts x 4 / 20 watts x 4 power, and it offers FLAC audio, EXTRA BASS and Sony’s Dynamic Stage Organizer (DSO) plus 3 preouts. It is rear view camera-ready with parking guidelines.
Pricing and Availability:
The XAV-AX8100 will be available in July for a suggested retail price of $649.99. For more information visit: https://www.sony.com/electronics/in-car-receivers-players/xav-ax8100
The XAV-AX5600 will be available in July for a suggested retail price of $499.99. For more information visit: https://www.sony.com/electronics/in-car-receivers-players/xav-ax5600
The XAV-AX150 will be available in May for a suggested retail price of $299.99. For more information visit: https://www.sony.com/electronics/in-car-receivers-players/xav-ax150