Sony's XAV-AX3005DB car audio receiver has massive 6.95-inch screen

Sony has unveiled a new in-car AV receiver that has a gigantic touchscreen called the XAV-AX3005DB. That screen is 6.95-inches and the receiver supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on compatible devices. That means you can shoot the output from compatible apps out to the larger screen on the receiver for use when driving.

The receiver has a DAB/DAB+ tuner built in and promises high-quality sound. Power output for the receiver is 4x55W and it has Sony Extra Bass technology integrated. That tech overcomes engine noise and produces clear bass at any volume level.

Sound optimization tech is integrated with Sony DSO or Dynamic Stage Organizer to create vivid sound as if there were speakers in front of the user. FLAC audio files are compatible via the USB port to play compressed audio without loss in quality.

Sony integrates three pre-outs for connectivity allowing users to expand the audio system with amps and subwoofers. The rear chassis for that massive display has a single-DIN configuration. Quick wake up tech is designed into the system to it starts fast when the car is turned on. Sony also says that the receiver can be paired with a rear-view camera.

If you don't want Android Auto and only want Apple CarPlay, the XAV-AX1000 with a 6.2-inch screen is available with the same features minus Android Auto. The AX3005DB will launch in September for €450 in Europe with the AX1000 launching the same month for €300.