Sony to Ship XAV-AX5500 Car AV Receiver in July
Sony Electronics has slated the new XAV-AX5500 car AV receiver, offering upgraded audio extensibility, enhanced smart features and user customizations, for July shipment to dealers ($449.99).
"Legacy car owners can give new life to their driving experience” with the new model, said Mike Fasulo, president and chief operating officer, Sony Electronics North America, in the announcement statement, while noting its responsive touchscreen, and ability to be seamlessly integrated with users’ smart devices.
Some key features of the XAV-AX5500, which comes with a three-year warranty, include:
Sound Optimization – Digital Sound Processing (DSP) enables drivers to make adjustments, while creating a sound field ideal for the inside of vehicles. The Dynamic Stage Organizer (DSO) creates an ambient sound as if there were speakers on the dashboard. The 10-band equalizer (EQ10) with 10 presets offers easy frequency adjustment for various listening environments.
EXTRA BASS – To overcome engine noise with clear sound at any volume level.
FLAC Audio File Compatibility – Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC) compresses without any loss in quality. It can play back FLAC files with up to 24-bit depth and sampling frequency at 48 kHz1
5-Volt 3-Pre Out – Sony's head unit with high-voltage 3-pre out offers a 5-volt signal, for clearer sound with less distortion.
Sleek Design: A 6.95-inch bezel-less flush surface display – A flush mount with capacitive touch screen provides a flat, bezel-less display that matches car interiors.
Space-Saving Installation with Single-DIN Rear Chassis – The rear chassis is designed with single-DIN dimensions that give enough room under the radio for cable harnesses, steering wheel control and integration boxes.
Brushed Aluminum Key Terminal – The ergonomically designed key terminal offers instant access to source selections and sound adjustments while minimizing distractions.
Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, WebLink Cast
Quick Wake Up – Drivers are ready to go right after turning on the ignition.
Dual USB Ports – Now users can hook up various devices to play tons of music with better sound quality while still connecting a smartphone for Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.
Customizable Wallpaper – Easily change the wallpaper to the preset color choices or use a favorite JPEG image saved in a USB device.
SiriusXM Radio Ready – Connect a SiriusXM Radio satellite tuner for commercial-free music, sports, news and entertainment.