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