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Smartphone connected 7” WVGA AV Receiver


Prepare for the ultimate in mobile entertainment. Apps from your smartphone are presented brilliantly on a 7” touchscreen display, allowing connectivity to Pandora®5 plus your personal music and video library. HD Radio8 is also built in, along with SiriusXM3,7 compatibility, dual USB ports and Bluetooth®4 technology. A handy iPod®2 cable is also included (RC-300IPCV).

Features Specifications

7” Touch Screen Display

The high-resolution TFT (WVGA) 7” 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.

MirrorLink smartphone connectivity6, 7

MirrorLink technology7 offers seamless connectivity between smart phones6 and your XAV-701HD receiver. The technology is extremely simple to use: approved applications, content and controls are mirrored from the smartphone onto the receiver.

Telenav® app control7 for iPhone®2

Simply connect your iPhone®2 and launch you Telenav®7 GPS app via USB input to the XAV-701HD and see directions on your receiver’s screen while hearing them over the car speakers.

Pandora® Internet Radio Control4

Pandora® is the leading internet radio service, giving people music they love anytime, anywhere, through personalized radio stations. The XAV-701HD provides complete access to your Pandora account using your iPhone®, Android or Blackberry® phones5

Integrated Bluetooth® technology4

Easily take calls and stream audio with the XAV-701HD receiver featuring Bluetooth® technology4. Connect to compatible devices and choose between hands free phone access, phonebook access, Pandora® internet radio control5 or audio streaming.

Dual Rear USB 1-Wire Inputs

Connect, control and charge your Walkman®, iPod®2, iPhone®2 or other compatible USB device while accessing your digital music files using the dual rear mounted, 1.5 meter long USB input cables. You can also view metadata like song title and artist on the front display.

Firmware upgradable with USB input

Easily upgrade the XAV-701HD’s firmware. Use a PC to download updates from Sony® support to a flash drive and load them on your receiver via the USB input.

3 year warranty

The XAV-701HD includes a comprehensive 3 year warranty.

5V RCA outputs for system expansion

When you’re ready to expand your system, the XAV-701HD delivers a robust 5 volts to front, rear and subwoofer RCA pre-amp outputs for external amplifiers. The adjustable subwoofer level control also lets you dial in the bass when you’re ready to pump it up.

Integrated HD Radio Tuner8

The integrated HD Radio tuner8 receives compatible AM and FM radio stations signals in digital format for improved sound quality while providing metadata information and iTunes® Music Tagging so that you can find the songs you like later.

Passenger App Control7

Connect your iPhone®2or iPod® Touch2 via the included RC-300IPCV cable to display compatible app content on the XAV-701HD receiver’s display and control the app directly from your iPhone or iPod Touch with passenger app control7.

iPod®2 and iPhone®2 content playback

Playback audio/video from most iPod®2 models via the included RC-300IPCV video cable. Also view stored album artwork during audio playback on the screen of the XAV-701HD receiver.

Advanced Response User Interface

Select between 2D or 3D icons and screen visualizers and enjoy fast touch screen response when selecting sources, transitioning between menu screens and searching through your USB music content.

Plays DVDs/CDs and digital files1

Multi-format playback1 lets you play MP3, WMA, AAC music files, JPEG’s or MP4 videos.

SiriusXM Satellite radio ready3

The on-board SiriusXM connector3 simplifies satellite radio installation by eliminating compatibility issues and providing direct connection to the new platform of tuners.

Variable Color Illumination

Match your radio’s button illumination with over 35,000 colors to complement your existing vehicle lighting components with the Dynamic Color Illuminator.

Intuitive ZAPPIN search feature

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

Custom sound settings with EQ7

The Advanced Sound Engine uses EQ7 equalizer, adjustable LPF/HPF crossovers, Listener Position calibration, DM+ advanced sound restoration, Rear Bass Enhancer, and Dynamic Loudness volume leveler to deliver an impressive listening experience.

Powerful in-dash amplification

The internal Dynamic Reality Amp delivers 52 watts x 4 to your interior speakers, allowing you to crank up the volume while maintaining low distortion, low noise levels and smooth frequency response. Your music isn’t just louder, its clearer too.

Zone x Zone for rear seat playback

Zone by Zone control allows users to independently select between sources for the front seat passengers while enabling separate DVD playback for rear seat passengers when connected to additional rear seat video monitors (sold separately).

Auxiliary Audio/Video inputs

Two dedicated rear auxiliary AV inputs provide additional AV 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.

SensMe Music App

SensMe application can organize your music into playlists that perfectly match your mood, scene and location, making it easier to choose the music that fits the moment. SensMe uses proprietary 12-tone analysis to look at tempo, rhythm ratios and number of notes to help differentiate similar music files.

The immaculate reception

The Digital Clarity Tuner delivers industry leading signal to noise ratios, lower interference, better multipath rejection and better stereo separation. The RDS feature displays broadcast information when listening to compatible AM/FM stations.

Hands Free with noise cancelling

The included hands-free microphone and integrated echo and noise canceling circuitry assure your conversations are clear.

Amplifier Section
  • Max power output
  • Speaker Impedance
  • 52 watts x 4 at 4 ohms
  • 4-8 Ohms
Amp General Feature
  • Aux-In
  • EQ
  • High Voltage Pre Out
  • Yes (Rear A/Vx2)
  • 7 Band EQ
  • Yes - 5 volt
  • Band
  • Equalizer

  • Format(s) Supported
  • Frequency Response
  • Preout Impedance
  • Preout Voltage
  • S/N Ratio
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (dB)
  • Station Preset(s)
  • Tuner Frequency Range

  • Tuner Type
  • Wow and Flutter
  • AM / FM
  • EQ7: 7 band EQ with +/- 6 dB adjustment at: 63, 160, 400, 1000, 2500, 6300 and 16000 Hz
  • MP3/WMA/AAC/JPEG/MP4/XviD files1
  • DVD / CD: 10-20,000 Hz
  • 100 ohms
  • 5 volt
  • Audio Power: CEA2006 S/N 80 dBA
  • DVD/CD Player: 120dB
  • 18 FM / 12 AM
  • FM: Tuner Frequency Range(MHz): 87.5-107.9
    AM: Tuner Frequency Range(kHz): 530-1710
  • SSIR-EXA with RDS
  • Below measurable limit
Bluetooth Feature
  • # of records connected
  • Call History (# of)
  • Call Volume Level Control
  • Connection Status (maximum #)
  • DTMF
  • Echo/Noise Canceller
  • External microphone
  • Internal Ringtone
  • Last dialed call
  • MIC GAIN Adjustment
  • Phonebook (Built in)
  • Phonebook Access via PBAP
  • ring alert select
  • ring volume level control
  • speed dial
  • TEL out channel
  • 9 (HFP+Audio)
  • Yes (20 numbers)
  • Yes
  • 2 devices [1HFP/PBAP+1Audio] or [1 OPP]
  • Yes
  • Yes (EC/NC Mode)
  • Supplied
  • 1 (Sony Ericsson PCM)
  • Yes (select from the dialed call history)
  • Low/Mid/High
  • 2500 numbers (500 x 5 phones)
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes (Selectable: cellular/ default (Head Unit) )
  • Yes
  • Yes (6x1=6 memories)
  • Front
Bluetooth Audio Feature
  • Audio Codec
  • Audio Level Adjustment
  • Meta Data Indication
  • TRACK +/-
  • SBC/MP3
  • Yes(-8dB to +18dB)
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
  • yes
BT Spec.
  • Secure Simple Pairing
  • Version
  • yes
  • Bluetooth Version 2.1
  • Tilt Range
  • 0-45° mounting angle
Convenience Features
  • CD Text Display
  • Dimmer Adjust
  • Key Illumination
  • On-Screen Clock
  • CD/MP3/WMA/AAC data displayed
  • Selectable Auto/on/off
  • Variable Key Illumination
  • 12H
  • Display Technology
  • Text Displayed
  • TFT (WVGA)
  • Source, artist, album, track, playback time, menu and clock
USB Mass Strage Device Control Feature
  • Pause
  • Shuffle
  • Yes
  • OFF/ON
  • Yes
  • CEA2006 output power
  • CEA2006 S/N
  • Preout output level (V)
  • 17
  • 80
  • 5
Other features
  • Device Name
  • SMS Indication
  • Sony Automotive
  • Yes
  • A2DP
  • HFP
  • OPP
  • PBAP
  • SPP
  • Yes
  • Yes(1.3)
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
Tuner Feature
  • Preset
  • RDS/EON (NA Only:RBDS, Others:RDS)
  • FM18/AM12
  • Yes
  • Panel Type
  • Picture Modes
  • Resolution
  • i7" TFT Active Matrix LCD Color Monitor
  • Normal, Wide, Full and Zoom
  • 800 x 480
Video Features
  • Color System
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