Sony Unveils a New XAV-AX8500 Car AV Receiver

Sony Unveils XAV-AX8500 Digital Multimedia Receiver

Sony is a top tech brand in many categories, and when it comes to sound, it is definitely a top 10 on everyone’s list.

Well, we have some exciting news for people who love Sony for their sound. The brand has recently unveiled a new AV receiver for cars: the new Sony XAV-AX8500 car AV receiver.

So, if you have a car, this can be an exciting piece of news for you. Sony says that this new car AV receiver will enhance the in-car audio experience for its users.

High-Definition Visual Experience

First things first, let’s talk about the design of this new car AV receiver from Sony. It is not something out of the box, but still cool. The design is pretty standard, like many other ones available in the market.

Sony XAV-AX8500 Digital Multimedia Receiver

However, it does come with a 10.1-inch HD gapless anti-glare capacitive touchscreen. It has a resolution of 1280×720, which is not bad for a car display. Sony is very heavy on the “gapless” aspect of the display in their announcement.

One thing that all car users hate is the UI of their car AV receivers, but Sony says that they have added a clean and customizable UI for a good user experience.

Enhanced Connectivity

Connectivity features are always in question when we talk about any car AV receivers, as they have to connect with a number of other devices. Well, Sony did not make any adjustments in this department.

For instance, there is HDMI Connectivity (Micro-HDMI) that enables users to connect external audio and visual devices for in-car entertainment when parked. Sony has also added an adjustable tilt and swivel mechanism to the oversized display. This allows drivers to adjust the display as per their needs.

Smart and Convenient Features

Users will be getting many smart features with this device. First up, users get the Quick Wake Up feature. This makes sure that the XAV-AX8500 is ready to go as soon as you turn the ignition key.

Then, there is the wireless smartphone connection through Wi-Fi. This makes the XAV-AX8500 compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It means you can connect your smartphone to the receiver for a seamless, hands-free experience while driving.

The new car AV receiver also provides advanced camera support. Incorporating three-camera trigger inputs, this receiver goes beyond your standard rear-view camera connectivity.

Drivers can use the provided trigger wires to switch between up to three connected cameras.

Sound Customization and High-Quality Audio

Since it is a Sony device, you can expect the best sound quality and customization features.

First of all, the XAV-AX8500 comes with a built-in DSP.

With this feature, users get sound processing and precise time alignment for each of the five addressable channels. With this level of control, users can get a personalized audio experience.

If we talk about the sound quality, the device comes with LDAC technology. Basically, this means that users get exceptional sound quality by streaming audio at high bitrates.

Furthermore, Users even get support for FLAC audio files with up to 24-bit depth and a sampling frequency of 384 kHz. This allows users to stream High-Res audio in their car.

Final Words

Sony’s XAV-AX8500 car AV receiver is an excellent car AV receiver for users who want to stream high-quality audio in their car. It has all the essential features of a good car AV receiver, and it also has some advanced features that are very exclusive to Sony. For anyone who values sound quality, this is definitely an option to consider. As of now, Sony hasn’t given any pricing details, but they have said that they will disclose the pricing and availability details in the winter of 2024.

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