Sony Electronics Unveils Innovative XAV-AX8500 Car AV Receiver

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Sony has unveiled its latest addition to the world of car AV receivers with the introduction of the XAV-AX8500. This cutting-edge model promises a personalized and superior audio-visual experience, setting new industry standards for in-car entertainment. The XAV-AX8500 boasts a generous 10.1-inch HD screen equipped with a unique tilt and swivel mechanism, along with a host of customization options to enhance both visual and audio performance.

Key Features of the XAV-AX8500:

1. High-Definition Touchscreen: With a 10.1-inch HD 1280×720 touchscreen, the XAV-AX8500 offers best-in-class picture quality. Its gapless, anti-glare capacitive design ensures precise touch responsiveness, making for a safer and more user-friendly experience.

2. Enhanced User Interface: The 1280 x 720 HD graphical user interface provides a clean and customizable design. Users can personalize icon placement and wallpapers to match their vehicle and style.

3. Anti-Glare Design: An internal anti-glare filter minimizes sunlight reflections, ensuring clear touchscreen visibility and safer driving.

4. HDMI Connectivity: The Micro-HDMI connectivity allows for hooking up external audio and visual source devices, perfect for in-vehicle entertainment.

5. Adjustable Tilt & Swivel: The XAV-AX8500’s innovative tilt and swivel mechanism empowers drivers to adjust the display’s viewing angles without any tools. This feature enhances visibility, reduces glare, and encourages easy sharing of the navigation screen with passengers.

Additional Features:

– Quick Wake Up: Sony’s Quick Wake Up feature ensures a swift startup after ignition.

– Wireless Smartphone Connection: With Wi-Fi connectivity and the supplied GPS antenna, users can seamlessly connect to Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ for a wireless experience.

– 3-Camera Trigger Inputs: The XAV-AX8500 supports up to three connected cameras, allowing for automatic switching based on vehicle signals or driver preferences.

– USB Type-C® Compatibility: The USB Type-C® interface offers safe and rapid smartphone connectivity with up to 5V 3.0A maximum current.

– Sound Customization: The built-in DSP provides sound processing and time alignment, allowing for precise adjustments for each of the five addressable channels. A 14-band EQ further enhances audio customization.

– LDAC for Exceptional Sound Quality: The XAV-AX8500 supports LDAC for high-quality audio streaming.

– High Voltage Pre-out: Offering 5V signal output, this unit delivers clear sound with minimal distortion when connected to power amplifiers.

– FLAC Audio File Compatibility: It plays back FLAC files with up to 24-bit depth and a sampling frequency of 384 kHz.

– Gold-Plated 3-Preout Terminals: These terminals facilitate the creation of a comprehensive acoustic system.

– Ergonomic Button Controls: The unit’s button design features large keys that seamlessly integrate with the sleek display.

– Customizable Wallpaper: Users can change the wallpaper to preset options or their own favorite JPEG images.

– Single-DIN Chassis: The XAV-AX8500 fits into a single-DIN chassis for flexible installation in various vehicle types.

Environmentally Conscious Design:

Sony’s commitment to the environment is evident in the XAV-AX8500’s packaging, which utilizes paper materials for 90% of its cushions. Printed information has been optimized to reduce printer ink usage by approximately 80%, reflecting Sony’s dedication to minimizing environmental impact.

Pricing and Availability:

The XAV-AX8500 is set to be available in Malaysia starting January 2024. For a comprehensive list of specifications and further information, please visit Sony’s official product page

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