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Sony launches new XPLOD CD/DVD car audio receiver

Sony brings greater connectivity to drivers with the launch of their four new Xplod A/V receivers (XAV-701BT, XAV-601BT, XAV-64BT, XAV-63) in-car entertainment. Offering enhanced iPod/iPhone control, with wide range of smartphone, USB connectivity options, multi-channel surround sound and more. The latest in-dash receivers provide rich, immersive music and video experiences while on the move.

The new Passenger App Control allows users to connect an iPod® or iPhone® via USB to display their favourite TV shows, movies, and compatible applications onscreen . Bluetooth connectivity on the XAV-701BT, XAV-601BT and XAV-64BT with an external microphone completes the package, enabling true hands-free calling while driving.

The XAV-701BT/601BT audio-visual receivers feature high-quality WVGA panel displays with full touchscreen capability and a myriad of ways for passengers to share their favourite multimedia when on the road. Meanwhile dual USB connectivity allows for simultaneous connection to USB mass storage devices such as the Walkman® digital music player for music playback and control over the display of album artwork and playlists.

The XAV-701BT and 601BT receivers also offer universal smartphone connectivity to any MirrorLink™-certified smartphone. Once connected, drivers can play music, make and take phone calls, as well as control smartphone-based navigation services and applications, all from the receiver’s 6.1-inch or 7-inch touchscreen. Not only is full smartphone integration achieved, but driving safety is maintained as well. MirrorLink™ is a technology standard developed by the Car Connectivity Consortium that enables the streaming of smartphone content to in-dash receivers, facilitating control of applications and music on the receiver’s touchscreen.

Sony is also redefining the car audio-visual experience. Each receiver uses Sony’s proprietary Advanced Sound Engine with full digital processing and Virtual 5.1ch to deliver powerful surround sound, truly bringing the theatre into the car. Visuals are no less stunning thanks to an extremely advanced GUI design that offers a super-fast response, a 6 Pre-set Visualizer, customizable wallpaper, and variable illumination to match any car’s interior. For added theft protection the 601BT includes a fully detachable faceplate, rendering the receiver useless without it.

Delivering premium functionality at an entry-level price, the XAV-63 and XAV-64BT offer a number of improvements typically found only in more expensive audio-visual receivers. Like their big brothers, these two receivers come with 6.1 inch high-quality WVGA displays, enhanced fast-response GUI design, iPod®/iPhone® Passenger App Control, and Sony’s own Advanced Sound Engine with full digital processing for ultimate sound versatility. iPod® video playback, simultaneous USB connectivity, Digital Clarity Tuner and Bluetooth (64BT only) complete the package.

All these Car Audio-Video players will be available across select Sony Center, Sony Exclusive and major car accessories shops/ showrooms across the country. Currently, the distribution network comprises of 47 distributors, 1,000 car showrooms and 1,000 accessories shops.

Model No Price Launch timing
XAV-701BT Rs. 33,990 June ‘12
XAV-601BT Rs. 29,990 June ‘12
XAV-64BT Rs. 24,990 May ‘12
XAV-63 Rs. 19,990 April ‘12


  • Universal Smartphone Connectivity with MirrorLink™-certified smartphones
  • Passenger App Control for iPhone/iPod Touch
  • Dual USB connectivity with smartphone and mass storage devices
  • Advanced GUI with unique visualizer


  • Passenger App Control for iPhone/iPod Touch
  • Enhanced GUI design with fast response
  • iPod video playback
  • Advanced Sound Engine offers a range of digital audio sound settings


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