Sony Electronics' New XAV-AX5500 Car AV Receiver Delivers Uplifting Sound and Connectivity for Any Journey

SAN DIEGO, May 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Electronics Inc. today announced the new XAV-AX5500 car AV receiver, offering upgraded audio extensibility, enhanced smart features and user customizations.

"Legacy car owners can give new life to their driving experience with Sony's newest AV car receiver," said Mike Fasulo, president and chief operating officer, Sony Electronics North America. "The AX5500 offers powerful sound, a sleek and responsive touchscreen, and seamless integration with users' smart devices to give then crisp, high-quality audio wherever they go."

XAV-AX5500 Car AV Receiver Key Features:

Impressive Sound:

    --  Sound Optimization - Digital Sound Processing (DSP) enables drivers to
        make adjustments, while creating a sound field ideal for the inside of
        vehicles. The Dynamic Stage Organizer (DSO) creates an ambient sound as
        if there were speakers on the dashboard. The 10-band equalizer (EQ10)
        with 10 presets offers easy and effective frequency adjustment for
        various listening environments.
    --  EXTRA BASS(TM) - Overcome engine noise with clear punchy sound at any
        volume level.
    --  FLAC Audio File Compatible - Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC) compresses
        without any loss in quality. It can play back FLAC files with up to
        24-bit depth and sampling frequency at 48 kHz(1) .
    --  5-Volt 3-Pre Out - Sony's head unit with high voltage 3-pre out offers a
        5-volt signal, offering clearer sound with less distortion.(2 )

Sleek Design:

    --  6.95-inch Bezel-less Flush Surface Display - A flush mount with
        capacitive touch screen offers an astonishingly flat, bezel-less and
        beautiful display that elegantly matches car interiors.
    --  Space Saving Installation with Single DIN Rear Chassis - The rear
        chassis is designed with single-DIN dimensions that gives enough room
        under the radio for cable harnesses, steering wheel control and
        integration boxes.
    --  Sleek "Brushed" Aluminum Key Terminal - The ergonomically designed sleek
        key terminal offers instant access to source selections and sound
        adjustments while minimizing distractions.

Smart Features:

    --  Apple CarPlay - Apple CarPlay integrates iPhone with the car audio's
        display and controls, enabling users to make phone calls, access music,
        send and receive messages, get directions optimized for traffic and more
        while the driver stays focused on the road. Apple CarPlay now supports
        third-party navigation apps, so it provides even more choices to get to
        the destination.(3)
    --  Android Auto(TM) - Designed with safety and convenience in mind, Android
        Auto is a simpler way to use a smartphone with the car's display. With
        the Google Assistant on Android Auto, drivers can stay focused,
        connected and entertained, keeping their eyes on the road and hands on
        the wheel, while using voice to help with daily tasks.(4)
    --  WebLink® Cast - WebLink is a lightweight app delivery platform designed
        especially for in-vehicle use. Using an Android or iOS device
        connection, it can mirror a smartphone screen right on the car audio
        display to offer reliable, responsive infotainment.
    --  Rearview Camera with Adjustable Parking Guidelines - Use the connected
        rearview camera when shifting the vehicle's transmission lever to the
        reverse position or simply tap the Rear Camera icon on the home screen.
    --  Quick Wake Up - Drivers are ready to go right after turning on the

Seamless Utility:

    --  Dual USB Ports - Now users can hook up various devices to play tons of
        music with better sound quality while still connecting a smartphone for
        Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.
    --  Customizable Wallpaper - Easily change the wallpaper to the preset color
        choices or use a favorite JPEG image saved in a USB device.
    --  SiriusXM Radio Ready - Connect your SiriusXM Radio satellite tuner(6) to
        enjoy commercial-free music, sports, news and entertainment.

The XAV-AX5500 will be available in July for a suggested retail price of $449.99, including a three-year warranty. For a full list of specs and information, please visit:

About Sony Electronics Inc.

Sony Electronics is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America and an affiliate of Sony Corporation (Japan), one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies in the world, with a portfolio that encompasses electronics, music, motion pictures, mobile, gaming, robotics and financial services. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Sony Electronics is a leader in electronics for the consumer and professional markets. Operations include research and development, engineering, sales, marketing, distribution and customer service. Sony Electronics creates products that innovate and inspire generations, such as the award-winning Alpha Interchangeable Lens Cameras and revolutionary high-resolution audio products. Sony is also a leading manufacturer of end-to-end solutions from 4K professional broadcast and A/V equipment to industry leading 4K and 8K Ultra HD TVs. Visit for more information.

(1 )Decodable file property. Reproduction through Linear PCM conversion to 16 bit / 44.1 kHz.

(2 )When connected to external amplifiers.

(3) Apple, iPad, iPhone, iPod, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc.

(4) Google and Android Auto are trademarks of Google LLC.

(5 )Less than 6.5 seconds. Time measured approximately until safety caution is displayed.

(6) Sold separately.

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