16 January 2019
Sony has launched a new car AV receiver named XAV-AX7000 at the current CES 2019 in Las Vegas. It is touting latest smartphone connectivity options and high-power sound as the two key features for buyers to pick this one. Like other car receivers from the company, it is aimed at helping you make your car get smarter because almost everything around us is getting smarter.
With Sony XAV-AX7000 Car AV receiver, you will be getting a 6.95-inch display with almost negligible bezels. The display resolution is unknown but it does support touch input for interactions. It is made up of aluminum and has a dedicated button for triggering voice-based digital assistant. The latter will allow you to interact with the receiver without getting distracted while driving.
The receiver is compatible with both Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay platforms. It means you can connect your smartphone with the receiver, no matter if you are an Android or iOS user. Depending on the connected device, you will be able to make use of Siri or Google Assistant to give voice-based commands to get things done. For those looking for a wireless connection between the phone and the receiver, there is Bluetooth support which can be used for attending calls or listening to the music.
In terms of "high-power sound", it has 4x100W High Power Class D Amplifier which means if you like to play music loud, you should be able to do that. Sony says that sound will remain clean and powerful even when the volume has been turned up. It comes with Sony's EXTRA BASS technology for deep bass and punchy sound. There is also support for connecting an external sub-woofer if you want some more sound. And if you are a real audiophile, you would be happy to know that Sony has added FLAC compatibility as well.
Sony says that XAV-AX7000 car AV receiver will go on sale starting sometime in summer 2019. There are no words on the pricing yet which is expected to get released at the time of the sale.