Sony Apple CarPlay Media Receiver, the fun never stops. If you’re an iPhone user like me, this Sony XAV-AX1000 digital multimedia receiver makes in-dash smartphone control familiar with an Apple-designed app-based interface and integrated Siri® control. It automatically detects the phone you’re using, so you won’t have to mess with menus. Once you take a trip with CarPlay, you’ll wonder how you ever got by without it.
Large icons on the screen help you find what you want with just a glance.
Let Siri help
With built-in Bluetooth® connectivity, this smartphone-friendly receiver creates a wireless link between your mobile device and your car’s audio system, allowing you to stream the music and podcasts you love. With a compatible iPhone®, you can use your voice to control Siri Eyes Free through the receiver. You’ll be able to control music, maps, calls, and messages just by talking to Siri. When Siri talks back, you’ll hear the response through the car’s speakers.
SiriusXM-ready and more
If you’re looking for radio stations that won’t disappear when you head into the hills, add a SiriusXM tuner and enjoy satellite radio’s rich selection of programs wherever you go. A highly sensitive AM/FM tuner will catch all your local stations. This Sony also offers easy touchscreen control of media from an external sources via USB or aux input.
Experience Sony quality
Built-in amplification brings depth and dynamics to your music. Sony lets you take full advantage of this new, full sound with a 10-band equalizer. Fine-tune the acoustics in your vehicle, quickly access preset tone curves to get the sound you want, and use Sony’s Extra Bass to enhance the thump you expect from your favorite tunes.
Touch and turn
Touchscreen control is a wonderful thing, especially on this big 6.2″ screen, but if you’re a little old school (like me), you appreciate a volume knob. Sony Apple CarPlay Media Receiver assigns double duty to their knob, letting you access the receiver’s extensive sound control menus with just a push of the dial. You’ll hold that same button to use voice commands for your smartphone.
Room to expand
A front-facing USB port and aux input make listening tunes on other devices like flash drives or an old mp3 player so convenient.
Adding on a rear-view camera? The Apple CarPlay Media Receiver XAV-AX1000 comes with a dedicated rear camera input. Customizable guide lines on the screen will help you back up with confidence, even if you’re piloting a large SUV.
Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver’s Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone’s Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.
This digital multimedia receiver will not play CDs.
- digital multimedia receiver with AM/FM tuner (does not play CDs)
- 6.2″ LCD touchscreen display
- built-in amplifier (20 watts RMS CEA-2006/55 peak x 4 channels)
- built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming (external mic included)
- fits double-DIN (4″ tall) dash openings
- compatible with Siri Eyes Free
- works with Apple CarPlay
- high- and low-pass filters
- 10-band equalizer
- subwoofer controls
- compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
- 5-channel preamp outputs (front, rear, sub)
- inputs: front USB input, front aux input, rear-view camera input