Sony introduces two new in-car A/V centers, the XAV-70BT and XAV-60; and two new car stereo systems, the DSX-S100 and CDX-GT700HD.
The XAV-70BT is Sony’s flagship in-dash A/V center. It features a 7-inch WVGA motorized panel display, DVD/CD player, multi-channel playback with Center Speaker Organizer (CSO), creating virtual 5.1 channel surround sound throughout the car, SensMe music software, and Advanced Sound Engine (ASE). It has USB input for connecting iPod/iPhone or other USB devices and supports Bluetooth for hands-free calling. It will be released in April for $750.
Sony’s XAV-60 gets a 6.1-inch WVGA screen, DVD/CD player and offers virtual 5.1-channel sound and USB input. The system will be available this Match for $550.
Sony DSX-S100 is a head unit with TuneTray, an internal mechanical compartment for an iPod or other USB device instead of a CD mechanism. It has a 2 line LCD display and is both satellite and HD Radio ready. The CDX-GT700HD is Sony’s first car stereo to has built-in HD Radio capabilities and iTunes song tagging. Both models includes DM+ Advanced, ZAPPIN and Quick-BrowZer audio technologies. The S100 will be released in June for $150 while the CDX-GT700HD in Febryary for $180.