Sony India has launched a new in-car AV receiver XAV-AX5000 with a 6.95-inch capacitive touchscreen display, enhanced smartphone integration, upgraded usability, and great sound quality. The In-Car Infotainment System is priced at INR 24,990 and it supports both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
The XAV-AX5000 enables smarter driving and aids to navigate, communicate and play music from user’s phone with voice control for every journey. With the 6.95-inch display, one can navigate through maps, sort through playlists, and make phone calls. The latest AV receiver’s quick wake up design boasts more than double the speed for activation in comparison to current products. It is ready to hit the road soon after ignition is turned on. Android Auto extends the Android platform into the car in a way that’s purpose-built for driving. It enables the user to get directions in real time without ever taking drivers hands off the wheel. It further navigates easily to the end destination, or search for nearby stopovers mid-journey with a simple intuitive interface and powerful new voice actions that are designed to minimize distraction. It automatically brings useful information organized into simple cards that appear when needed, for directions, music, messaging and more. XAV-AX5000 is ergonomically designed with a key terminal that gives instant access to the basic operation that includes source selections and sound adjustments while minimizing distractions. With Apple CarPlay, the iPhone users can seamlessly integrate iPhone with the car audio’s display and controls. They can make phone calls, access their music, send and receive messages and more while staying focused on the road. The EXTRA BASS works to overcome engine noise and reproduce clear punchy sound at any volume level. It incorporates 2-mode boost steps that allow for both delicate and heavy boost settings. A built-in 4-channel amplifier delivers 55 watts x 4(max. at 4 ohms) output power with DRA2 (Dynamic Reality Amp 2) power IC. The new XAV-AX5000 also features the DSO (Dynamic Stage Organizer) which creates a 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. It also supports Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC) Audio File Compatibility (via USB terminal) which is an audio format similar to MP3, but with the difference that it compresses without any loss in quality. The image of a connected rearview camera is seen when the vehicle’s transmission lever is shifted to the R (Reverse) position or when tapping the Rear Camera icon in the home screen. The rear camera helps view its feed through the screen, along with customizable guidelines that help user back in safely. It comes with dual USB ports, the user can now hook up various storage devices to play from any music library while connecting a smartphone.
The Sony XAV-AX5000 will be available through car accessories shops and car showrooms across India for INR 24,990 in black color. Have you used Android Auto or Apple CarPlay in India? Drop a comment and share your experience and follow us on Twitter for more news and updates.