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

Model: XAV-AX1000 UPC: 027242911307 Item: 171965

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Product Information

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

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Rated 5 out of 5
Love the Apple car play and all the other feature
Sounds so much better than the factory radio,lot more power and bass
July 27, 2021
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Rated 4 out of 5
Better than I expected
Had to get a replacement for my Double DIN Pioneer head unit in the motorhome, which had failed after about 7 years and had cost a fortune when installed and as I was in rush to get a new unit fitted before a trip. I ended up getting this ‘lower end’ Sony unit as it was the only one available. I’m so glad I did, as I discovered the hidden benefits of still having a physical HOME button and also volume control, so no need to tap screens etc for volume and screen changes - excellent when on the move!
No problem with the trailing lead to iphone for Apple Play, which I was a little concerned about. Only slight improvement I can suggest at this time would be a higher definition screen for the reverse camera as it does seem a little blurry on the extreme edges of the screen, which I don’t recall having on the Pioneer unit, but the Sony seems to have a wider and deeper rear view, so not a problem!
All in all I am delighted with the unit, especially at the price - mapping is very clear and defined even using google earth and although Im not a big music person I do find it has a notably superior sound quality and plenty of choices on the graphic equaliser. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend!
June 4, 2021
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Rated 4 out of 5
Sony ax1000
Easy to install as long as you’re get correct fixing kit for your car I fitted in a vw golf mk6 only disappointed is it doesn’t have dab as standard
May 29, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great update for my 2011 Corolla
I have a 2011 with only about 64,000 miles on it. I've thought about a new car but am not eager to take on a new car loan. One of the things the Corolla needed was an updated radio so I had the XAX-AX1000 installed and have been very happy with my decision. The unit is responsive and versatile. I can control it with the existing steering wheel controls with no problem whatsoever. Apple CarPlay is a great addition but Bluetooth connection works very well, also. The audio took a bit of time to tweak because, with a 10-band equalizer, there is quite a bit of adjusting that is possible. Having a backup camera has been an excellent safety addition and I'd recommend that option to anyone installing this radio. For me, there is very little to dislike about this unit. It has breathed new life into my 10-year-old car!
April 17, 2021
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Rated 4 out of 5
Apple air play
Bought it as it had apple air play,,great unit,plays most files..only thing I noticed was that cheaper tuners gave a more detailed display about station tuned over this sony
April 12, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Very pleased with this product
Whilst it is one of the cheaper units don’t let that put you off. I’ve found it excellent with loads of features that all work very well. I’ve fitted it to my vw transporter Campervan.
Very easy to fit but you’ll need to buy a harness kit for your specific vehicle (about £10) and pick up how to fit it either on a forum for your vehicle or a utube tutorial.
April 7, 2021
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Rated 4 out of 5
Phenomenal Receiver! with one downside
Absolutely love this receiver! The built in amplifier is fantastic and plays beautiful clear and loud music. The user interface in this device is the primary reason I purchased it and it runs phenomenally, smooth, quick, and easy to use. Not too many features to where you get lost they keep it simple yet very effective so you can focus on driving. Only downside is that it doesn't have android autoplay although the competitors in this price range do but the volume knob and user interface makes up for that. Also the peak power output and rms is greater than the competitions. Overall its greatly enhances the sound of your music!
March 22, 2021
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Rated 2 out of 5
Great for Iphone only
I bought this for my daughter who has an Iphone for her car. Her car is now my car and I have a Galaxy S10 and can't enjoy using this. It is total garbage. Why do companies have to compete at our expense.
February 9, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Works great
I bought this to go with a backup camera, but I also love the radio and all of its features. I can talk on my cell phone handsfree!
December 23, 2020
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Rated 4 out of 5
Nice Product
So far this is a nice product but the BlueTooth pairing doesn't seem to work.
September 27, 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
Is it work only when you plug apple phone? Without apple phone?
A shopper on Jul 12, 2021
  Yes this will work without your iphone being plugged in via Bluetooth technology to stream your music and iphone apps. Thanks, please let us know if you have any other questions.
I already have a Sirixm tuner. An I just plug the tuner into this head unit?
Grant on Jun 5, 2021
  Hi there and thanks for reaching out to us! As long as the SiriusXM tuner you have is either the SXV-200 or SXV-300, it will plug right into the designated port on the rear of this Sony touchscreen. Hope this helps!
does this fit in a 2001 tj jeep wrangler?
A shopper on May 23, 2021
Will this stereo fit in a 2008 Nissan Rogue?
A shopper on Apr 13, 2021
  Hi there and thanks for you inquiry! Yes, this Sony touchscreen will fit your Rogue, but please note that installation kits are required to have the Sony fit snugly into the dash, tie into the existing sound system, etc.
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!