Sony XAV-AX1000 6.2" Apple CarPlay Media Receiver with Bluetooth

Model: XAV-AX1000 UPC: 027242911307 Item: 171965


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XAV-AX1000 6.2" Apple CarPlay Media Receiver with Bluetooth

Sound meets safety and effortless usability

Enjoy intuitive and simple control for every journey with Apple CarPlay connectivity and a responsive 6.2" diagonal touchscreen that wakes up two and half times faster than previous models.

Use with your phone

Connect your compatible iPhone to get directions, stream music, and more.

Control at your fingertips

The large, clear touchscreen gives you intuitive control over music playback and smartphone functions.

Quick wake up

With activation two and a half times faster than previous models, you're ready to go right after turning on the ignition.

Smarter driving with intelligent voice control

Apple CarPlay makes it easier than ever to navigate, communicate, and play music on the road. Just connect your iPhone to the XAV-AX1000.

Siri with Apple CarPlay

Easily access the iPhone features you know and love, just by talking to Siri. Music maps, phone calls, and messages are all under your control.

Your personal navigator

Get directions in real time without ever taking your hands off the wheel. Easily navigate to your destination, or search for stopovers mid-journey.

Navigating with Apple CarPlay

Tell Siri where you're going and it will give you real-time directions as you drive.

Clear, responsive touchscreen

Enjoy the 6.2" (15.7cm) full-color screen with light touch operation with clear visibility.

Turn or push to control

The ergonomic rotary dial makes operation distraction-free. Turn it to control volume, or push the integrated button to launch sound control menus. Alternatively, hold the button to use voice commands.

Hear music your way

Multiple customization options let you adapt the audio experience to your liking. And with the built-in 4 x 55 W amplification, music sounds clear even at high volumes.

Powerful, clear amplification

Advanced signal processing from the 4 x 55 W Dynamic Reality Amp 2 removes interference, so music sounds clear and detailed. Even when you crank up the volume.

Music that jumps from your dashboard

Sound waves are directional, so if your speakers are in your doors or under your dash, the audio may seem muddy or unclear. Dynamic Stage Organizer adjusts the signal, improving the stereo positioning so music sounds like it's coming from the dashboard.

Sculpt your sound

Tailor the sound to your personal preference with the 10-band graphic equalizer.

Build your own sound system

With the three pre-outs, you can add components of your choice, like extra amplifiers and subwoofers.

Rear view camera ready

Have a rear camera installed? View its feed through the screen, along with customizable guidelines that help you back in safely.

Easy installation with a compact rear chassis

Despite its double-DIN display, the rear chassis is far smaller than conventional double-DIN units. This makes for much easier installation, and leaves plenty of room for cabling and other accessories in the space behind the display.

Specifications and Features

  • Voice control with Apple CarPlay
  • Rear view camera ready for easy parking
  • EXTRABASS adds low-end power
  • Create virtual speakers on your dashboard with the Dynamic Stage Organizer
  • Rotary volume for easy operation



Size & Weight

  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 7.01"x3.94"x5.55"
  • Weight: 1.98 lb

General Features

  • Output Power: 55 W
  • Pre Out: 3 Pre Out (2 V)
  • Sub Out: Yes (Mono)
  • Zone x Zone: No
  • Aux-In: Yes
  • Rear View Camera in: Yes
  • USB: Yes (Front x 1)
  • Navigation: Apple CarPlay
  • Firmware upgradability: Yes
  • Video out: No
  • Time Alignment: No
  • DSO (Dynamic Stage Organizer): Yes
  • Equalizer: 10-Band Graphic Equalizer
  • EXTRA BASS: Yes (Off/1/2)
  • Album artwork Indication: No


  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • NFC: No

Tuner Features

  • Preset: FM18 / AM12
  • Auto Memory: BTM
  • RDS / EON: Yes (RBDS)

Bluetooth Profile

  • HFP 1.5: Yes (1.6)
  • A2DP: Yes (1.3)
  • OPP: No
  • SPP: No
  • AVRCP: Yes (1.3)
  • PBAP: Yes (1.1)

Bluetooth Feature

  • Speed Dial: Yes (6 memories)
  • Recent Calls (# of): Yes
  • Last Dialed Call: YES (select from the dialed call history)
  • Phonebook (Built in): No
  • Phonebook Access via PBAP: Yes
  • Alphabetical Phonebook Sorting: Yes
  • Auto Answer: No
  • Ring Volume Level Control: Yes
  • Call Volume Level Control: Yes
  • External Microphone: Supplied
  • Battery Reminder: Yes
  • Signal Strength Indication: Yes

Bluetooth Audio Feature

  • Audio Codec (Bluetooth Audio): SBC / AAC
  • Pause (Bluetooth Audio): Yes
  • CUE / REV: Yes
  • TRACK +/-: Yes
  • Group (Folder) +/-: Yes
  • Audio Level Adjustment: -6dB to +6dB
  • Repeat Control (Audio Device side): Yes
  • Shuffle Control (Audio Device side): Yes
  • Meta Data Indication: Yes

Panel Design

  • Panel Surface Finish Color: Black
  • Key Illumination: Yes (White)
  • Panel Detachability: No


  • LCD Type: TFT Active Matrix
  • Screen Aspect: 16: 9
  • Screen Diagonal (inch / mm): 6.2 inch
  • Screen Size (W x H mm): 5.41 * 3.04 (inch)
  • Resolution (DOT): 800 x 480
  • Dimmer: Yes
  • Contrast Ratio: 600
  • Brightness: 450cd / m2

Display Panel

  • Key Illumination Initial: Yes (White)
  • Visualizer: No
  • Dimmer Adjust: Yes (On, Off, Auto)

User Interface

  • Touch Panel: Yes / Resistive (Not Multi Touch Compatible)
  • Gesture Command: Yes
  • Remote Commander: RM-X170
  • Parking Control: Yes
  • Parking Line Adjust: Yes
  • Aspect Ratio Select: Yes
  • Rear View: Yes

USB Mass Storage Device Control Feature

  • USB Device Control (Repeat): TRACK / FOLDER / DRIVE
  • USB Device Control (Shuffle): OFF / FOLDER / DEVICE
  • USB Device Control (Pause): Yes
  • USB Device Control (Resume Play): Yes
  • USB Device Control (Audio Codec): PCM / MP3 / WMA / AAC / FLAC,
  • USB device control (audio playable file extension): WAV / .MP3 / .WMA / .m4a / .flac,
  • USB Device Control (Video Codec): MPEG4-SP / AVC (H.264 Baseline) / WMV / FLV / MKV / XviD
  • USB device control (video playable file extension): .mp4 / .wmv / .mkv


  • Menu: English/Spanish/French/German/Italian/Russian/Portuguese/Thai/Simplified Chinese/Traditional Chinese/Korean/Arabic
  • Caution: English/Spanish/French/German/Italian/Russian/Portuguese/Thai/Simplified Chinese/Traditional Chinese/Korean/Arabic
  • ID3 Tag: English/Spanish/French/German/Italian/Russian/Portuguese/Thai/Simplified Chinese/Traditional Chinese/Korean/Arabic

What's in The Box:

  • Warranty Card
  • Instruction Manual, Remote Control

What's in the Box

What's in the Box:

  • One XAV-AX1000
  • Wiring harness
  • Bluetooth microphone
  • Owner's manual


Customer Reviews for Sony XAV-AX1000 6.2" Apple CarPlay Media Receiver with Bluetooth

4.1 / 5.0
43 Reviews
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All the features I was looking for
I was looking to replace my single DIN stereo with a double DIN stereo for my Acura RSX, and quickly caught onto the XAV-AX1000. Also, having Apple's CarPlay feature is the best touch.
September 13, 2020
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Great Stereo, But...
I love the Apple car play features. Works seamlessly with my phone. Great features otherwise with one exception. There’s no way to mute the stereo. The only option to mute the stereo quickly is by turning it off. I contacted Sony, and they confirmed this quirk. Otherwise, it’s a great stereo.
August 31, 2020
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Firmware 1.03 is better then 1.22
I wish i can downgrade. Firmware 1.03 is not available at all. 1.22 has problems.
Maybe somebody here can help to downgrade.
August 11, 2020
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A nice upgrade to my car.
Bought this a month ago and it has all the features that I wanted, FM Radio, USB, How ever u can’t save your favorite radio channels.
July 25, 2020
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Issues with multiple apps
I love the way this head unit looks but it has an issue when trying to run more than one app at a time. For example, I can't run spotify and Waze without the headunit freezing out one of the two apps and ultimately needing a reboot.
July 1, 2020
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slow and dated cant run amazon music and wayze app
i got this janurary , about 3 months ago 1 month after ordering , when using apple car play with amazon music and ways apps running ie; getting nav and playing music, all a sudden crackling static would come out the same level as the music had been on several times the double din would reset itself, or else id havw to manually hold down home button to power cycle to stop it, its been doing it more frequently too
June 22, 2020
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good but has serious human interface problems
It is a good unit but it has serious human interface problems which should be easily solved with software upgrade. this is my list:
It supports only one Bluetooth connection at a time , i understand that but every time i connect a new device, the previous one is erased and i have to pair again and again. Today even the most simple units support several phones at once. This unit uses and remembers just one phone.
Using the steering wheels, pressing green button does not bring phone screen . So no one step access to missed and last calls directly. You have to touch screen, choose phone, choose recent calls etc. very dangerous while driving. Source button does not bring you the phone screen.

The red and blue buttons are virtually useless. The are good only answering and hanging up a call, so they don't save you any step during call (you can also touch the screen, same thing).
Last software update also killed the way FM radio works. after few seconds, the station stays but looses the station focus. So pressing next channel will always bring you to your first memorized channel.
June 13, 2020
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Wish I Could Give 5 Stars
I have this unit, used it for a few months & tried a software download from your website & ended up bricking my head unit. is there a way to fix. very disappointed because it’s unusable now.
May 25, 2020
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Simple with elegant
buy this deck for R3 !! sound is awesome simple feature & nice built .
4 star for the price :)
May 12, 2020
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Nice job Sony!
I purchased this about 9 months ago, just fitted it and really pleased, however a day a go it completely stopped working and is now going back to Sony for a warranty repair, fingers crossed
Re features it could do with an on off button on the volume for when ignition off.
May 10, 2020
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best fit for my vehicle
Leroy W on Jun 4, 2020
best fit for my vehicle
Leroy W on Jun 4, 2020
good reviews
ERIC H on May 25, 2019
good reviews
ERIC H on May 25, 2019
What is apple car play?
A shopper on Nov 27, 2019
  Hi there! Apple CarPlay is Apple software built into specific touchscreens (such as this Sony) that allows you to connect your iPhone through a USB input that comes with the touchscreen receiver and popular apps are now displayed on the in-dash touchscreen - apps such as Apple Maps, Waze, or Google Maps for navigation, music streaming apps such as Apple Music, Tidal, Spotify, etc., and a whole lot more! It's Apple's way of making drives safer as well as more enjoyable. Hope this helps!
Does it have dab?
A shopper on Sep 7, 2019
  Hello! No, this touchscreen does not have DAB as it's meant for the North American market.
Does it works with Android auto?
A shopper on Sep 3, 2019
  Hi and thanks for reaching out! The XAV-AX1000 does not have Android Auto built-in. It only has Apple CarPlay. If you have a need for Android Auto, check out Sony's XAV-AX5000 model instead. Hope this helps!