Sony Intros CarPlay-Compatible Auto Audio

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Sony XAV-AX100Sony announces the XAV-AX100-- the first aftermarket in-car audio system from the company featuring connectivity with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, providing "everything you need" for long car journeys.

CarPlay and Android Auto provide access to smartphone-powered GPS, music control, phone calls, text messages and voice control of various functions for safe and distraction-free in-auto entertainment. The system also includes a touchscreen promising "lighter" touch operation and improved visibility in both darkness and glaring sunshine.

On the audio side the XAV-AX100 features a 55W x 4 Dynamic Reality amplifier and "Extra Bass" low boost circuitry to overcome engine noise and produce clear sound at any volume. A 10-band graphic equaliser allows for a variety of audio settings, while expandability comes via 3-pre out connectivity.

The system should be available from late November 2016.

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