Sony XAV-9000ES (NEW 2024)
Play your High-Res music... wirelessly!
Sony uses a premium digital audio converter (DAC) chip to elevate sound quality across the board. The high-performance 32-bit processing eliminates timing jitter, and offers impressive dynamic range with minimal distortion. Audiophile-grade capacitors step up the power for satisfying bass performance and a dual-layer chassis helps eliminate electro-magnetic interference for an even cleaner audio signal. Use the rear USB Type-C input to connect your smartphone or thumb drive with High-Resolution audio files to hear music as your favorite artists intended. Sony also builds in LDAC technology which allows you to wirelessly stream audio from compatible devices at 96 kHz/24-bit sampling – a significant improvement over conventional Bluetooth streaming.
Superior tools for sculpting your sound
Sony builds in an impressive array of tools that are hard to find in most stereos. A 192-kHz/24-bit DSP offers excellent sound processing and precision time alignment. A 14-band EQ gives you control over the 6 output channels, and each channel also sports an 8-band parametric EQ. Combined with a 3-zone crossover, you'll have everything you need to pull together the fine-tuning of your front speakers, rears, and subs. The XAV-9000ES also includes three pairs of 5-volt RCA preamp outputs that provide an ultra-clean signal when you add amps to your system.
Smartphone fun, without wires
Without exceptional smartphone integration, a new car stereo just isn't as exciting or useful. Thankfully, Sony includes the very best in the XAV-9000ES, with onboard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay that you can access with a wireless connection.
Android Auto (wired and wireless): Android Auto integrates the Android platform into your driving experience in a non-distracting way. You'll have voice-control access to Google Maps, weather, music, your phone, and text messages, plus easy access to many of your favorite apps. Get more info at www.android.com/auto.
Apple CarPlay (wireless only): CarPlay integrates your iPhone® into the driving experience, putting iPhone content at the driver's voice command with minimal distraction. That means easy access to your music library, your phone, messages, navigation, and many third-party streaming music apps, too. Learn more at www.apple.com/ios/carplay.
Built-in Bluetooth® and more
Of course, Sony gives you Bluetooth® as well. Use it to make or receive hands-free phone calls via your smartphone with the included microphone, or stream music from your phone with ease. You can also use the included microphone to activate voice commands for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. If you're hankering for even more entertainment, step up to satellite radio programming by adding a Sirius XM Tuner Box.
iDatalink Maestro lets you keep your factory extras
The XAV-9000ES offers compatibility with a growing number of aftermarket radios, thanks to iDatalink's Maestro modules (not included). In a wide selection of vehicles, the Maestro ADS-MRR module lets you keep factory features that you'd otherwise lose when you install a new radio. You'll also be able to check out engine performance data and other vehicle info on the screen. iDatalink also now offers the Maestro ADS-MRR2 module, which adds features like programmable outputs for add-on accessory items, such as lighting and winch accessories, as well as built-in Bluetooth for future wireless software updates for the module. Once you've identified your vehicle, you'll see the compatible iDatalink ADS-MRR modules offered on the way to the Shopping Cart.
Optional Remote Control: The XAV-9000ES supports Sony's RM-X400 IR remote control (sold separately — not available at Crutchfield) for wireless operation of the digital multimedia receiver.
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.
You'll need a wired connection to your parking brake to access settings and other features on this receiver. Your parking brake must be connected and set in order to view video on its screen.
LDAC™ High-Resolution Audio wireless streaming
Time alignment and 14-band EQ for pitch-perfect sound customization
Native 192 kHz / 24-bit WAV, FLAC, ALAC audio playback, and DSD file playback via 192 kHz / 24-bit PCM conversion
USB Type-C® for compatible smartphone