Sony has today announced the launch of its latest line-up of in-car media receivers led by the XAV-AX8000, which features an 8.95-inch display and single-DIN rear chassis, WebLink Cast, EXTRA BASS technology, as well as support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Updated photo of XAV-AX8000
According to the press release, the receiver’s larger anti-glare display hovers seamlessly over the dashboard and works in a single-DIN space. A built-in 4-channel amplifier delivers 55 watts x 4 (max. at 4 ohms) / 20 watts x 4 (RMS at 4 ohms) output power. It can also playback FLAC files with up to 24-bit depth and sampling frequency at 48 kHz.
The XAV-AX8000 will be available in December 2019 for a suggested retail price of US $599.99.
“As auto manufacturers increasingly incorporate larger screens into their new models, legacy car owners don’t have to miss out on the latest technology,” said Mike Fasulo, president and chief operating officer, Sony Electronics North America. “Sony’s newest audio receivers feature big, vibrant displays, powerful sound and cutting-edge functionality that dramatically elevate the in-car entertainment experience, whether users are driving around town or setting off on a long road trip.”
Sony has also announced three more audio receivers i.e. the DSX-GS900, DSX-GS80, and DSX-B700. More information and specs can be found at this link.