Sony announces its first in-car media receiver with high-res audio capabilities the XAV-9500ES

Sony today announced the XAV-9500ES – the Mobile ES lineup’s first in-car media receiver with high-res audio capabilities. With a sleek, high definition 10.1-inch Gapless Anti-glare Capacitive Touchscreen display, the 9500ES offers high quality sound, customizable audio features and Sony’s first wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connections. Customers can see the images of up to three connected cameras when they shift the vehicle’s transmission lever to the reverse position or tap the dedicated icons on the home screen.

The Sony 9500ES supports a variety of high-resolution audio codecs including native 192 kHz / 24-bit WAV, FLAC, ALAC audio files, and DSD (22.4MHz) files via 192 kHz / 24-bit PCM conversion. LDAC enables Bluetooth streaming of all these codecs with exceptional sound quality. A 14-band EQ lets customers adjust the overall sound to their music or taste, and each of the 6 channels features independent 8-band parametric EQ to get optimum performance across different speaker configurations.

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With the ESS DAC chip, a premium D/A converter that provides optimum quality for all digital music files, the 9500ES offers high performance processing and eliminated timing jitter for unprecedented dynamic range and low harmonic distortion. To provide unmatched audio quality, the dedicated power circuit is designed for left and right channel amplification, while the overall amplifier block includes updated circuit configurations, patterns and components that minimize interference.

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The dual-layer design of the chassis separates analogue and digital circuitry, preventing electro-magnetic noise for uncompromised sound quality. The lower layer stores circuit boards, which are dedicated to the audio and analogue process, and the fully shielded upper layer separates the digital circuit boards.

Unlike a conventional display, the LCD is bonded directly to the protective glass touch layer with a transparent adhesive. The result is an extremely precise touch experience along with enhanced contrast and visual performance.