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Sony Double DIN A/V Receiver - XAV-63

Abt Model: XAV63 | UPC Code: 027242837669
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6.1 Touch Screen Display/ iPod And iPhone Video Playback/ Front USB 1-Wire Input/ Plays DVDs/CDs And Digital Files/ Advanced Sound Engine With EQ7/ Advanced Response User Interface/ SensMe Music App/ Passenger App Control/ Intuitive ZAPPIN Search Feature/ Satellite Radio/HD Radio Ready/ Auxiliary Audio/Video Inputs/ Black Finish
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Sony Double DIN A/V Receiver - XAV63

Let the brilliant double DIN 6.1" touch screen display entertain and inform you with an easy-to-use, advanced response interface sure to please. Pop in a DVD and turn your car into a mobile movie theater, keeping everyone quieted down on long road trips. Quickly connect, charge and control your iPod®, iPhone® or music player via front USB 1-wire input. Gesture command and on-screen touch buttons make everything easier to control and separate audio and video power supply circuits provide added clarity. Connect your iPhone or iPod Touch via the optional RC-202IPV cable to playback video and audio or display compatible apps on the receiver screen. Passengers can control compatible apps directly from the iPod or iPhone with Passenger App Control .

Key Features:

  • Double DIN 6.1" WVGA Touch Screen Display
  • Front USB 1-Wire input for iPod®, iPhone® and USB devices
  • Passenger App Control for iPod® and iPhone®
  • iPod® and iPhone® audio/video playback
  • Advanced response GUI design
  • ZAPPIN™ music search feature
  • Plays DVDs/CDs and multiple digital files
  • SensMe™ app creates music channels for your mood
  • Satellite radio/HD Radio™ ready using Sony® Bus
  • Advanced Sound Engine with EQ7, iTA, CSO and RBE
  • Dynamic Reality Amp with 52 Watts x 4 High Power
  • 2V front and rear/sub selectable pre-amp out with HPF/LPF
  • Front Aux input and 1 rear AV input

Features:

  • 6.1” Touch Screen Display
    The high-resolution TFT (WVGA) 6.1” touch screen display will inform and entertain you. Gesture command and on-screen touch buttons make everything easier to control and separate audio and video power supply circuits provide added clarity.

  • iPod® and iPhone® video playback
    Playback audio/video from most iPod® models via the RC-202IPV video cable.5 Also view stored album artwork during audio playback on the screen of the XAV-63 receiver.

  • Front USB 1-wire input
    Front USB input lets you connect almost any portable USB audio device to your system. Connect, charge, and control your Walkman® player, most iPod®, iPhone® or other USB devices via the front USB 1-Wire input and view song title and artist on the display.

  • Passenger App Control
    Connect your iPhone®6 or iPod® Touch via the optional RC-202IPV cable to display compatible app content on the XAV-63 receivers display and control the app directly from your iPhone or iPod Touch with passenger app control.

  • Advanced Response User Interface
    Enjoy fast touch screen response when selecting sources, transitioning between menu screens and searching through your USB music content.

  • Intuitive ZAPPIN™ search feature
    Use the ZAPPIN™ feature to play 6, 15, or 30 second intro clips to help you find a specific song.

  • Plays DVDs/CDs and digital files
    Multi-format playback1 lets you play MP3, WMA, AAC music files, JPEG’s or MP4 videos.

  • SensMe™ Music App
    Organize your music into playlists that perfectly match your mood, scene and location, making it easier to choose the music that fits the moment with the SensMe™ application.

  • Satellite Radio3/HD Radio™ Ready
    The XAV-63 integrates seamlessly with Satellite Radio3 and HD Radio™ using Sony® Bus adaptors so you can receive digital satellite radio or HD Radio broadcasts.

  • Advanced Sound Engine with EQ7
    The Advanced Sound Engine uses EQ7 equalizer, adjustable LPF/HPF crossovers, Listener Position calibration, Center Speaker Organizer, Rear Bass Enhancer, and Dynamic Loudness volume leveler to create an ideal in-car listening environment.

  • High-powered Expansion
    Whether using the internal 52W x 4 high power amplifier for your speakers or the 2 Volt Front and Rear/Sub selectable RCA pre-amp outputs to feed an external amplifier, you can dial in the output for optimum sound.

  • Auxiliary Audio/Video inputs
    The dedicated rear auxiliary AV input provides additional source playback and a connection for the Sony® XA-800C rear view camera (sold separately) for visibility when backing up, especially with larger trucks or SUVs.

Specifications:

Amplifier

  • Max power output : 52 watts x 4 at 4 ohms
  • Speaker Impedance : 4-8 Ohms

Convenience

  • Tilt Range : 0-45° mounting angle
  • CD Text Display : CD/MP3/WMA/AAC data displayed
  • Dimmer Adjust : Selectable Auto/on/off
  • Key Illumination : White Key Illumination
  • On-Screen Clock : 12H

Inputs and Outputs

  • 12V Trigger Output(s) : Power amplifier turn on
  • Antenna Terminal(s) : AM/FM Antenna Input Terminal
  • Audio In : Front USB and Aux in with variable level Sony Bus terminal
  • Audio/Video Input(s) : Front: USB input/aux input Rear: AUX1 audio/video, rear camera with reverse input trigger
  • Infrared Port : Wireless remote
  • RCA Audio Output(s) : Front and Rear/Sub selectable RCA pre-amp outputs
  • Remote Jack : Optional wired remote terminal
  • USB Port(s) : Optional wired remote terminal

Video

  • Panel Type : 6.1" TFT Active Matrix LCD Color Monitor
  • Picture Modes : Normal, Wide, Full and Zoom
  • Resolution : 800 x 480

Audio

  • Band : AM / FM
  • Equalizer : EQ7: 7 band EQ with +/- 6 dB adjustment at: 63, 160, 400, 1000, 2500, 6300 and 16000 Hz
  • Format(s) Supported : MP3/WMA/AAC/JPEG/MP4/XviD files1
  • Frequency Response : DVD / CD: 10-20,000 Hz
  • Preout Impedance : 220 ohms
  • Preout Voltage : 2 volt
  • S/N Ratio : Audio Power: CEA2006 S/N 80 dBA
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (dB) : DVD/CD Player: 120dB
  • Station Preset(s) : 18 FM / 12 AM
  • Tuner Frequency Range : FM: Tuner Frequency Range(MHz): 87.5-107.9 AM: Tuner Frequency Range(kHz): 530-1710
  • Tuner Type : SSIR-EXA with RDS
  • Volume Control : Tel/Nav Attenuation Circuitry
  • Wow and Flutter : Below measurable limit

Power

  • Current Drain : 5 - 7 amps
  • Input Voltage : 12 V DC car battery (negative ground)
  • Output Power : 52W x4 Watts Max Power - CEA2006 Standard Power Output: 17 Watts RMS per channel into 4 Ohms, 4 channels driven from 20 Hz to 20 kHz with less than 1% THD+N.

Display

  • Aspect Ratio : 17:9
  • Display Technology : TFT (WVGA)
  • Text Displayed : Source, artist, track, playback time, menu and clock

Tuner

  • FM Usable Sensitivity : 8 dBf
  • Frequency Response : FM: 20-15,000 Hz
  • S/N Ratio : 80 dB (stereo)
  • Selectivity : 75 dB at 400 kHz
  • Stereo Separation : 50 dB at 1 KHz

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 4"
  • Width: 7.13"
  • Depth: 6.9"

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 5 lbs

Footnotes:

  1. Not all files may play back due to file variations. Copy-protected ACC-LC files not supported.
  2. Audio playback compatible with iPod® with video, iPod Classic®, iPod nano® 1st through 5th gen., iPod Touch® 1st & 2nd gen., iPhone®, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone4 and iPhone 4S.
  3. Requires satellite radio tuner and service subscription, sold separately.
  4. Requires XT-100HD HD Radio tuner, sold separately.
  5. Video playback compatible with iPod® with video, iPod Classic®, iPod nano® 1st through 5th gen., iPod Touch® 1st & 2nd gen., iPhone®, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone4 and iPhone 4S require purchase of optional XA-RC202IPV control cable.
  6. Passenger App Control is compatible with iPod Touch®, iPhone®, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and require purchase of optional XA-RC202IPV control cable.
More reasons to buy the Sony XAV-63 from Abt Electronics
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  • The Sony XAV-63 Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
 
TypeDouble DIN
iPod ConnectionYes Cable Sold Separately
BluetoothNo
Bluetooth Hands Free CallingNo
Built-In GPSNo
USB InputYes
AUX InputYes
Height (inches)4
Width (inches)7.3
Depth (inches)6.9
  

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Sony Double DIN A/V Receiver
 
3.4

(based on 10 reviews)

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56%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Educated user review

It seems to me that most of the complaints about this radio are really about the apps people are trying to use with it. Sony is not responsible for these apps and really should...Read complete review

It seems to me that most of the complaints about this radio are really about the apps people are trying to use with it. Sony is not responsible for these apps and really should be given credit for allowing them to work with their product. To give Sony a negative review about a product you purchased online without talking to someone directly that is educated about the product is also not Sony's fault. I purchased my 601BT locally from a stereo shop that showed me how things work and educated me on the details of Telenav and MirrorLink before I purchased the unit. I can also say that one of the reasons I purchased it was for the possibility that MirrorLink will become more prevalent some day if the cell phone companies will simply agree on how it should work. This is the best touch screen I've used in every way. Sound quality is good, touch response is good, Bluetooth quality and connectivity is good and the user interface is easy to figure out. I've recently had the opportunity to use radios from three other manufacturers and can say without a doubt that this Sony sounds WAY better than all of them. My only complaint, and this is a small one, is that access to the audio menu requires a couple more steps than I think it should. Really not a big deal once you have everything set up and adjusted the way you like though. I would highly recommend this radio to anyone considering it or any others like it.

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Try something else until they update compatibility

Sony almost got it right, but where they fail, they failed miserably! First, this does not work with enough phones to make it very useful to the American market. If MirrorLink is...Read complete review

Sony almost got it right, but where they fail, they failed miserably! First, this does not work with enough phones to make it very useful to the American market. If MirrorLink is your selling point or key feature, make sure it works! PIcture is great, clean, clear & crisp. Here is the epic fail part. Bluetooth does not work with Android 4.0 (ICS) or later. There is a compatibility issue. If you roll your phone back to Android Gingerbread it will work. Sony could fix this with an update/patch. Again, key feature but useless if Sony doesn't actually use it! Google the problem and you will see what I mean. I tried other phones, custom ROMS, etc. Had an actual developer do some testing. Please Sony fix this NOW or you will lose a ton of money in sales of these units & future units because of credibility.

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2.0

Worst purchase ever

By 

from Undisclosed

Comments about Sony Double DIN A/V Receiver:

Mirrorlink very limited compatibility, worst receiver for iphone, few phone apps works

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5.0

Sony Car AV Entertainment Complete

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from Dallas, TX

Comments about Sony Double DIN A/V Receiver:

Awesome unit! MirrorLink/DriveLink has been a bit confusing,but after figuring it out, I have been very happy. When it comes to Zone X Zone, there are some obvious misques that Im suprised didn't get caught. For example, Front: Any Source, Rear: Disc INSERTED IN UNIT but in order to receive audio to the rear there has to be audio plugged into Z x Z audio output located in rear of unit. At this point im at a loss cause the rear audio input is already being used! However, Bluetooth, 2-USB, & .txt files for reading lyrics makes it all better! I am Sony throughout with the XM-GS400, XM-GS100 amplifiers Sony NWZ-S764 WALKMAN! Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!!!!

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5.0

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from PNW

Comments about Sony Double DIN A/V Receiver:

It seems to me that most of the complaints about this radio are really about the apps people are trying to use with it. Sony is not responsible for these apps and really should be given credit for allowing them to work with their product. To give Sony a negative review about a product you purchased online without talking to someone directly that is educated about the product is also not Sony's fault. I purchased my 601BT locally from a stereo shop that showed me how things work and educated me on the details of Telenav and MirrorLink before I purchased the unit. I can also say that one of the reasons I purchased it was for the possibility that MirrorLink will become more prevalent some day if the cell phone companies will simply agree on how it should work. This is the best touch screen I've used in every way. Sound quality is good, touch response is good, Bluetooth quality and connectivity is good and the user interface is easy to figure out. I've recently had the opportunity to use radios from three other manufacturers and can say without a doubt that this Sony sounds WAY better than all of them. My only complaint, and this is a small one, is that access to the audio menu requires a couple more steps than I think it should. Really not a big deal once you have everything set up and adjusted the way you like though. I would highly recommend this radio to anyone considering it or any others like it.

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2.0

Try something else until they update compatibility

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from Honolulu, HI

Comments about Sony Double DIN A/V Receiver:

Sony almost got it right, but where they fail, they failed miserably! First, this does not work with enough phones to make it very useful to the American market. If MirrorLink is your selling point or key feature, make sure it works! PIcture is great, clean, clear & crisp. Here is the epic fail part. Bluetooth does not work with Android 4.0 (ICS) or later. There is a compatibility issue. If you roll your phone back to Android Gingerbread it will work. Sony could fix this with an update/patch. Again, key feature but useless if Sony doesn't actually use it! Google the problem and you will see what I mean. I tried other phones, custom ROMS, etc. Had an actual developer do some testing. Please Sony fix this NOW or you will lose a ton of money in sales of these units & future units because of credibility.

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3.0

Good but with flaws

By 

from Austin, TX

Pros

  • Fairly quick to turn on, good camera features, nice sound, great bluetooth integration

Cons

  • Satellite radio display

Best Uses

    Comments about Sony Double DIN A/V Receiver:

    I bought this unit from Crutchfield as a replacement for another brand with a horrible graphic interface. This unit has a good interface for most functions, but the satellite radio display is so bad that I am tempted to return it. It only allows 8 characters at a time to be displayed, and only one piece of information (e.g. artist, channel, song, etc.). It's also very difficult to navigate the channels. The Pandora feature is nice but takes forever to start.

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    4.0

    Love It

    By 

    from Jeddah, KSA

    Pros

    • Excellent sound quality, Brings your car to the new generation

    Cons

    • Touch screen could be better

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sony Double DIN A/V Receiver:

      I installed this model in my Pajero 2004 a few days ago; I had to move the AC control unit to make room for this baby. I love the sound quality, it can't even be compared to my old model CDX-R5610 and for the most part I have no complaints. I live in Saudi Arabia so navigation isn't really that helpful since it's not very accurate. I am hoping that MirrorLink will be compatible with the upcoming Nokia phone with the windows 8 OS, since Nokia maps are (in my opinion) one of the best programs around. This unit has everything you may need; it provides you with all the options available to listen to your music. Media organization is amazing it simplifies browsing the music on my Ipod when connected by the USB cable. The new SensMe option is a clever way for organizing music and generating playlists although it has to be done through the MediaGo software before uploading it to a USB flashdrive. If there is a way to do it from the unit I haven't figured it out yet. Handsfree calling is as clear as can get. Navigating the OS can get tiresome but I'll get used to it eventually, the only real downside for me is the touch screen, it's not that bad but it's not as responsive as I would have like it to be. Bottom line this is an excellent buy. KUDOS to SONY

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      4.0

      Sony has made a come back!

      By 

      from Brandon, ms

      Pros

      • Bluetooth!!!!!!! Best thing ever! Great bass, easy to nav through menus, great screen quality!

      Cons

      • Not enough control over bass, Not enough power to my speakers (adding another amp)

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sony Double DIN A/V Receiver:

        This is a great product all of the IPhone users(apple) this is the one for you this is the best you can get with Sony. The mirror link will not work with apple devices only Samsung and other devices. Bluetooth in a radio makes everything easier! No plugging into thing or loosing the cords! Sometimes it's too much bass and I can't control the level of my subs it really doesn't do too much on sub level adj.

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        1.0

        No. No. No.

        By 

        from San Francisco, CA

        Pros

        • Display & Visualizations

        Cons

        • iPhone compatibility issues, TeleNav App Control, Cumberson GUI

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sony Double DIN A/V Receiver:

          This looks like a good unit. I have had mine for about 45 days now and I am not very satisfied. The sound and the picture quality are both good, which is to be expected for a Sony device. The problem is in the functionality. First, I bought the device (based on the pictures on the website and box) that show a cool GUI with the song display and the navigation. That screenshot DOES NOT EXIST. When you use Telenav (which, by the way was only available today via the Firmware update), you can do nothing else on the device except for play your iPhone music through Telenav (which is NOT user friendly). If you have a satellite radio installed, you will NOT be able to do both navigation AND music. Same with Pandora. The Telenav application is worthless and slow. If you are buying this for navigation -- DONT! I am not sure about the add-on Tom Tom navigation unit, but that's an additional $300.00, so why wouldn't I just buy another device that has Navigation built in for under $800? Strange. There is a 1-wire USB cable on the front, but it does NOT control the iPhone if you are trying to use it for Navigation or anything with video. For that, you need to use the complicated and strangely thick iPhone cable (which ONLY plugs in through the back of the unit). The box says that it's iPhone compatible, but that just isn't very true. Sure...it plays music through the device with your iPhone, but forget about using ANY of the mirrorlink applications -- they only work on such a limited number of Android devices. Technical support with Sony is a joke...the people they outsource their technical support to (I have called twice now) don't seem to care and are very blasé about helping you out. I have had a number of Sony devices and can say that I truly believe that Sony released this device too quickly. I have friends who have purchased competitors' products (same type of equipment), which have done far more things and are VERY compatible with the iPhone. I just think Sony got in over their head with this one.

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          4.0

          Value for Money

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          from India

          Comments about Sony Double DIN A/V Receiver:

          Its an excellent stereo , with a brilliant quality of sound and it is value for money too.

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          4.0

          XAV-610BT

          By 

          from Nashville, TN

          Comments about Sony Double DIN A/V Receiver:

          I installed this yesterday. I pulled out my Alpine CDA-117 and Alpine BT module so I could put this in. This Sony is my first DVD HU, so a little of the excitement is from that. I had the deck installed and was nerding out to Firefly on DVD less than an hour later. The screen and display are great. Very clear. The setup was a total breeze, because the interface is super slick. I had my iPhone paired, speaker distance programmed, sound shaped the way I wanted it in just a few minutes. The firmware is mostly good (see below), everything is fast, intuitive, and the iTunes stuff displays album cover, etc. Sound is very, very good, and has 5V preouts. Default the sub output sounded great. The Bluetooth on this is way better than my Alpine as well. The mix is perfect and easier to control. I can talk softly and be heard clearly, which is great because my car is kinda loud. So far there's only one negative: If you leave your iPhone attached and get out of the car for a minute to pump gas, drop off kids, etc, the music won't play everytime at restart and is muted without a way to fix it. Might be because of a lot of initializing with bluetooth, etc, but I noticed I have to pull and reconnect my phone. They need to fix this through an update, and it would be a 5 star review. Thanks for the great head unit, Sony! It offers a ton of bang for the buck, and I'm loving it so far!

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