Sony India has launched a new in-car AV receiver XAV-AX5000 in India at a price tag of ₹ 24,990 and it is available for purchase in a Black colour from car accessories shops and car showrooms across India. Originally, the Sony XAV-AX5000 in-car AV receiver was first introduced earlier this year at CES 2018, and it comes with key features like 6.950inch capacitive touchscreen, enhanced smartphone navigation, sort playlists, make phone calls, upgraded usability, and upgraded sound quality. The Sony XAV-AX5000 also supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, making it easier for users to get directions in real-time without ever taking their hands off the wheel, a search of nearby stopovers, and voice actions.
The company has also designed the new in-dash receiver to save space. It comes with a “quick wake up” design which is claimed to be more than double the speed for activation in comparison to current products. The company says that it is ready to hit the road soon after ignition is turned on. The company says that “The rear chassis is designed with single-DIN dimensions that give enough room to store connected cable harnesses, steering wheel control adopter, and more.” Additionally, the Sony XAV-AX5000 is “Rear Camera Ready”, automatically showing the camera’s feed through the big screen when a user shifts into reverse. The device comes with dual-USB ports and there is 3-pre-out connectivity that builds a full acoustic system including a subwoofer, a mono amplifier and 4-channel amplifier for even a louder and powerful sound reproduction.
Coming to sound quality, the Sony XAV-AX5000 comes with Extra Bass Circuitry that claims to overcome engine noise to produce a clearer sound. It incorporates 2-mode boost steps that allow for both delicate and heavy boost settings. There is a built-in 4-channel amplifier that delivers 55 watts x 4 (maximum at 4 ohms) output power with DRA2 (Dynamic Reality Amp 2) power IC.
The Sony XAV-AX5000 also features a 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 only) which is an audio format similar to MP3, but with the difference that it compresses without any loss in quality.