Sony XAV-AX8000 8.95" Apple CarPlay & Android Auto Digital Media Receiver

Model: XAV-AX8000 UPC: 027242917422 Item: 173668

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A big display, full smartphone connectivity — in a single DIN installation

This media receiver's huge 8.95-inch (22.7-cm) display seamlessly hovers over your dashboard and works in a single-DIN space. The sturdy mount can be adjusted in three directions to allow for flexible installation in a wide variety of vehicles. And with updated support for smartphones, you'll enjoy safer and easier driving.

Oversized touchscreen

A huge anti-glare 8.95-inch (22.7 cm) display gives you more intuitive and safer control over music playback and smartphone functions.

Three-way adjustable mount

The sturdy mount adjusts in three directions, enabling flexible installation.

Use with your smartphone

Connect your compatible Apple or Android smartphone to get directions, stream music, and more.

Everything at a glance

Whether you are getting directions, looking for a song on your smartphone, or customizing your sound, the over-sized 8.95-inch (22.7-cm) anti-glare touchscreen makes everything easy to see at a glance for safer use on the road.

Three-way adjustable mount

A sturdy and adjustable mount works in three directions. With flexible installation options, it can be installed in a variety of vehicles.

Smarter driving with intelligent voice control

Connect your smartphone to the XAV-AX8000 media receiver and speak through the supplied microphone. Voice control makes it safer and easier than ever to navigate, communicate and play music on the road.

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.

Voice Control with Android Auto

Use voice commands to dictate messages, take phone calls or get help from Google Maps. You can even control music playback, just by talking.

Your personal navigator

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

Navigating with Apple CarPlay

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

Navigating with Android Auto

Use Google Maps to get directions and traffic updates whenever you need them. 

WebLink Cast compatible

WebLink is a lightweight app delivery platform designed especially for in-vehicle use. Using the Android or iOS device connection, it is now possible to mirror your smartphone screen right on the XAV-AX8000 display—for reliable, responsive infotainment anytime on the road.

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

Simple button controls

Get instant access to commonly used features such as volume, source, sound settings and voice control, for safe and easy operation on the road.

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.

Quick wake up

With Sony Quick Wake Up, you're ready to go right after turning on the ignition.

Specifications

Specifications

Size & Weight

  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 9.02 x 5.35 x 9.96"
  • Weight: 5.29 lb

General Features

  • Output Power: 55 W x4
  • Pre Out: 3 Pre (Front/Rear/Sub x 1)
  • Rear View Camera in: Yes
  • USB: Yes (Rear x1)
  • Firmware upgradability: Yes
  • DSO (Dynamic Stage Organizer): Yes
  • Equalizer: 10-Band Graphic Equalizer
  • EXTRA BASS: Yes (Off/1/2)
  • Album artwork Indication: Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth: Yes

Tuner Features

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

Bluetooth Profile

  • HFP 1.5: Yes (1.6)
  • A2DP: Yes (1.3)
  • AVRCP: Yes (1.3)
  • PBAP: Yes (1.1)

Bluetooth Features

  • Speed Dial: Yes (6 memories)
  • Recent Calls (# of): Yes
  • Last Dialed Call: YES (select from the dialed call history)
  • Phonebook Access via PBAP: Yes
  • Alphabetical Phonebook Sorting: Yes
  • Ring Volume Level Control: Yes
  • Call Volume Level Control: Yes
  • External Microphone: Yes
  • Phone Battery Level Reminder: Yes
  • Signal Strength Indication: Yes

Bluetooth Audio Features

  • Audio Codec (Bluetooth Audio): SBC / AAC
  • Pause (Bluetooth Audio): Yes
  • CUE / REV: Yes
  • TRACK +/-: Yes
  • Group (Folder) +/-: Yes
  • Audio Level Adjustment: Yes (-8 dB to +18 dB)
  • 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)

Monitor (AVC)

  • LCD Type: TFT Active Matrix
  • Screen Aspect: 16:9
  • Screen Diagonal (inch / mm): 8.95"
  • Screen Size (W x H mm): 7.79 x 4.39"
  • Resolution (DOT): 800 x 480
  • Dimmer: Yes
  • Contrast Ratio: 500
  • Brightness: 400 cd / m2

Display Panel

  • KEY ILLUMINATION: Yes (White)
  • Dimmer Adjust: Yes

User Interface

  • Touch Panel: Resistive + AG
  • Gesture Command: Yes
  • Remote Commander: RM-X170
  • Parking Control: Yes
  • Parking Line Adjust: Yes
  • Aspect Ratio Select: Yes
  • Rear View Camera-In Marker Setting: 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

Multi-Language

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

What's in the Box

What's in the Box

  • XAV-AX8000 digital media receiver
  • Wiring harness
  • Microphone
  • Remote control
  • Owner's manual

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Reviews

Customer Reviews for Sony XAV-AX8000 8.95" Apple CarPlay & Android Auto Digital Media Receiver

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Poor Screen Resolution
Very difficult to see the screen in daylight. A lot of glare from non glare screen. In this day and age of sharp and bright displays, sad that Sony took this route for an otherwise good and well designed system.
I would have gladly paid more for a better screen.
June 13, 2020
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Let’s say expensive garbage
I wanted an alpine but the car stereo place talked me into this pile of junk. You get what you pay for. Total waste of money!! This radio never works right. Doesn’t connect to CarPlay right away I have to unplug and plug back in multiple times. Screen freezes on opening message so I have to shut my truck off and turn it back on. When I can afford the alpine radio I’ll be running this over with my truck. I HATE THIS RADIO!! $7k stereo installed in my truck and I can barely get it to work.
March 13, 2020
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A lot of bugs
I bought this about a month ago from BestBuy and had them install it in my Dodge pickup. 1st issue is the screen. A lot of daylight glare no matter which way they tip it. One design flaw is no way to angle towards driver which would reduce issues. 2nd, when using Android Auto and touch the screen and pull up my contact list, after clicking a contact to place a phone call it just sits there. I can go to the handset and place the call without issue or disconnecting the (factory) Sync cable. 3rd, I receive a text message, play it but when I go to reply, the unit says the signal is not stable enough (while streaming Pandora without a buffering) ??? Again, I can do this multiple tries with same error but go directly to the handset and reply without issues. 3A) Hit Google mic, say, send text and it throws an error message. Go to the handset and hit Google mic...no problem. 4th, no way to move app icons to order you would like shown on screen.
February 27, 2020
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Sony quality but lacks idatalink compatibility
Sony quality shines on this head unit. Unfortunately, the lack of idatalink integration is a deal breaker for me. Not quite sure why Sony only offers it in the AX210.
February 26, 2020
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Killer Head unit!
bought this unit in the beginning of January, and have enjoyed it 100% since.

Best sounding head unit I have owned
February 19, 2020
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Retrofit to old truck
Bought this to install in a 1980 International Scout and it fit perfectly. The multitude of screen adjustments make it look like it was designed for the old truck. CarPlay is awesome. The size of the screen surpasses most factory screens in new cars. T.he only complaint is it didn't ship with a single DIN mount chassis. Found one online and problem solved.
January 15, 2020
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Hello will this fit 2016 Audi A5 Coupe?
A shopper on Feb 11, 2020
  Hi and thanks for reaching out to us! Unfortunately, I don't know of any radio that will allow you to replace the current Audi-installed radio that you have. There are many things that are displayed and/or controlled with that current radio, so it makes the replacement of it impossible. Sorry!
Sony XAV-AX8000 will fit to my jeep wrangler sport jk 2008? / VIN 1J4GA39998L621448 / 4 door. My actuall media receiver its a sony Sony XAV-70BT 7 inch In-Dash Touchscreen DVD/CD/MP3 Receiver with Bluetooth
A shopper on Dec 11, 2019
  Hi and thanks for reaching out!

Yes, the XAV-AX8000 will fit the Jeep, but you will need a new dash kit as the one you have now accommodates the larger chassis of the XAV-70BT touchscreen. The XAV-AX8000's chassis is single-DIN in size, so you will need a kit that fits that.

Hope this helps!
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