Notebookcheck Logo
, , , , , ,
search relation.
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 

Sony launches its latest in-car AV receivers with large displays and HDMI connectivity

Sony's latest AV receiver. (Source: Sony)
Sony's latest AV receiver. (Source: Sony)
Sony has announced the XAV-AX150, XAV-AX8100 and XAV-AX5600 as its latest AV auto receivers. Sony asserts that they deliver clear, bass-heavy in-car audio thanks to the OEM's proprietary technologies. The new units also feature HDMI inputs for the first time, as well as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and WebLink Cast.

Sony has equipped its latest AV receivers with "premium" displays and brushed aluminium faceplates. The XAV-AX150, XAV-AX8100 and XAV-AX5600 also support Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and WebLink Cast. There are also additional HDMI inputs for alternative sources of entertainment, although there are also Bluetooth, USB and 5V 3-pre out options included with these new in-car terminals.

The 3 new receivers also feature "premium" touchscreens with adjustable mounts and customizable wallpapers. The XAV-AX8100 and XAV-AX5600 have 8.95-inch displays, whereas that of the XAV-AX150 is 6.95 inches. Then again, the latter also feature a quad 55W or 20W power output.

The 3 new AV receivers also feature Sony's EXTRA BASS and Sound Optimization technology, with an additional Dynamic Stage Organizer (DSO) in the XAV-AX150 to optimize audio specifically for the in-car environment. That new receiver will become available from May 2021 and will be priced at about US$300.

The XAV-AX5600 and XAV-AX8100, on the other hand, will be released in July, and have recommended prices of $500 and $650 respectively.

Alternatively, buy a Sony XAV-AX7000 through Amazon right now.

Source(s)

Read all 1 comments / answer
static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment on this article
Deirdre O'Donnell
Deirdre O'Donnell - Senior Tech Writer - 5109 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2018
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.
contact me via: LinkedIn
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2021 04 > Sony launches its latest in-car AV receivers with large displays and HDMI connectivity
Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-04-25 (Update: 2021-04-25)