Sony In-Car Audio Takes the Driver's Seat with Smartphone Connectivity

- Compatible with Apple CarPlay(1) and Android Auto™(2)

- Simple and safe user interface

- Sony unique sound technologies with EXTRA BASS™ and DSO (Dynamic Stage Organizer)


SAN DIEGO, Aug. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Electronics announced today its new XAV-AX100 in-car audio system. The XAV-AX100 receiver offers everything you need and more for those long car journeys including the latest smartphone connectivity with the best user interface, the ability to play a variety of media files and get the most up-to-date information on-the-go.

The new XAV-AX100 in-car audio system

Utilizing Sony's unique technology, the XAV-AX100's high power sound and EXTRA BASS™ feature will transform your vehicle into an elaborate sound system, all while making your drive as safe and comfortable as possible with rotation volume control and voice command features.

Connections at your fingertips 
Apple CarPlay
Connecting your phone to your car has never been better with the option of Apple CarPlay1. CarPlay allows you to use your phone in a safe and smart way whilst staying focused on the road, letting you access Apple Music, Maps, make phone calls, and send messages all through the touchscreen, or vocally with Siri®.

Android Auto
Android Auto extends the Android platform into the car in a way that's purpose-built for driving. With a simple and intuitive interface and powerful new voice actions, it's designed to minimize distraction so you can stay focused on the road.

No matter the device you prefer, you will always stay in control of music, maps and more with the latest in-car audio system.

Maintaining every aspect and appearance of a smartphone, the XAV-AX100's clear and responsive touchscreen create a simple and safe user interface. Its lighter touch operation and improved visibility also help improve late night drives and glaring sunshine.

Unique technology delivers optimal sound 
High power sound comes full throttle with the XAV-AX100 in-car audio system. 55 watts x 4 Dynamic Reality Amp 2 and EXTRA BASS™ low boost circuitry overcome engine noise and reproduce clear sound at any volume level with deep and punchy bass. The 10-band graphic equalizer gives an astonishing variety of sound, perfectly complementing EXTRA BASS™ for an enjoyable drive. 3-pre out connectivity allows system expandability to connect external amplifiers with a wide range of speaker connections, allowing sound enthusiasts to build their own bespoke system.

The unique Sony technology in the Dynamic Stage Organizer (DSO) compliments the XAV-AX100 features, overcoming the inherent acoustic disadvantage of front-door mounted, full-range speakers which can sound muddy or unclear. The DSO adjusts the signal creating the illusion of dash-mounted virtual speakers to provide an ideal, high quality sound experience for the journey.

The XAV-AX100 in-car audio system retails at $499.99 and will be available across North America as of late November. For more information, visit

Selected technical specifications

Feature & Device


Screen Size (Inch)


Touch Panel



Output Power




Graphic Equalizer

10Band Graphic Equalizer




Pre Out

3Pre Out

Rear Out


Sub Out


AUX input (Stereo Mini-Jack)


AUX/Video input (RCA)


Rear View Camera Input


Video Out



Yes (Rear x1)



NFC (One-touch connection)


Extension Connector


Smartphone Linkage

Apple Car-play


Android Auto


Voice Command (Smartphone Function)


Selectable Background Color


Customized Background


Firmware upgradability


Screen Diagonal(inch/mm)

6.4 inch


800 × 480



Dimmer Method

Auto/Manual select

Multi Language


Chinese/Traditional Chinese/Korean

About Sony Corporation:

Sony Corporation is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, game, communications, key device and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures, computer entertainment and online businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be the leading electronics and entertainment company in the world. Sony recorded consolidated annual sales of approximately $72 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016. Sony Global Web Site:

1 Apple, iPad, iPhone, iPod, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc.

2 Android Auto™ is compatible with Android phones running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) or later. Android Auto™ may not be available on all devices and is not available in all countries or regions. Android, Android Auto, Google Play and other marks are trademarks of Google Inc.



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