Sony Middle East and Africa has announced the newest in-car audio system with added features, the XAV-AX5000 6.95" AV receiver with Apple CarPlay / Android Auto™ which will enhance the in-car audio experience, whether it’s for long journeys or for those who are on-the-go.
The audio system is designed to provide maximum access to all features without distracting the driver. It boasts a beautiful 6.95-inch bezel-less flush surface with a capacitive touchscreen and an intuitive software interface. While the available hardware buttons – such as sound adjustment and source selection – have a sleek aluminium design and offer instant access to basic operations while minimizing distractions.
It also supports enhanced smartphone connectivity with Apple Carplay and Android Auto. This interface is user-friendly and allows drivers easy access to features such as calling and receiving calls, sending and receiving messages, playing music, navigation maps and more. The receiver’s Super Quick Wake Up feature ensures that the speed of device activation is quick and the receiver is ready soon after the ignition is turned on.
Sanjay Panikar, Head of Car Audio Division at Sony Middle East and Africa said, "Sony is committed to bringing the latest technological innovation to UAE residents. We recognise that this country has a car culture, so the availability of a technologically advanced AV receiver is necessary. Modern consumers are very tech-savvy and they are always on their phones, so advanced smartphone connectivity to the car’s audio system is also needed to make customers feel like they are connected while ensuring that they safely stay focused on the road."
The receiver has a built-in 4-channel amplifier that delivers 55 watts x 4(max. at 4 ohms) output power with DRA2 (Dynamic Reality Amp 2) power IC. The EXTRA BASS™ works to overcome engine noise and reproduce clear punchy sound at any volume level. The 2-mode bass boost steps allow for increased bass settings.
The audio system has dual USB ports that users can use to connect various storage devices to play their music. It has rear view camera mode to help drivers when the vehicle’s transmission lever is in the reverse position. And it allows for easy future expandability, such as the addition of a subwoofer, a mono amplifier, and the 4-channel amplifier to the car for even louder and more powerful sound reproduction.
Other features of the receiver include:
- Space Saving Installation with Single DIN Rear Chassis: The rear chassis is designed with single-DIN dimensions that provide enough room to store connected cable harnesses, steering wheel control adapter, and more.
- Sound Optimisation: The DSO (Dynamic Stage Organizer) creates vivid sound image as if there were speakers on the dashboard. The 10-band equalizer (EQ10) with 10 pre-sets provides easy and effective frequency adjustment for various listening environments.
- FLAC Audio File Compatible (via USB terminal only): Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC), is an audio format similar to MP3, but it compresses audio without any loss in quality.
The product is available on order in the UAE for AED 1,499 (VAT included) at the Sony Centre in Dubai Mall.