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Sony XAV-60

Double DIN In-Dash 6.1" TFT-LCD Touchscreen Monitor w/ DVD, CD, MP3 Receiver with USB/iPod Controls

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Enhanced Audio Processing and Video Clarity

Introducing the Sony XAV-60, the newest and most advanced Sony multimedia receiver available to date. With stunning visuals and incredible audio processing, this double DIN in-dash receiver is among the top in its class. For starters the large 6.1" full color display is based on the Sony Bravia television technology. The result is a touchscreen front panel display with incredible detail, brightness, and astonishing clarity. For greater viewing options, the front panel is a wide WVGA screen with a unique 17:9 aspect ratio ideal for watching movies. Inside the XAV 60 is a handful of advanced features to enhance the audio playback. Some of these technologies include the Advanced Sound Engine (ASE), Intelligent Time Alignment (ITA), Center Speaker Optimizer (CSO), Rear Bass Enhancer (RBE), Dynamic Range Compression (DRC), and many more! The Center Speaker Optimizer allows the soundstage inside the car to be adjusted so that the vehicle has a "virtual" center channel speaker for a 5.1 surround sound listening experience. The Stage 2 EQ7 is a powerful equalizer with 7 bands of adjustment and 8 tone curves that can give the listener the best musical experience possible.

Personalized Audio Playback

Sony has introduced a new way to listen to music in the car with the SensMe intuitive music application in the XAV-60. This advanced music analysis tool plays the music from your iPod or Walkman based on mood, type, style, and time. By displaying all your songs on a grid with particular criteria, the user can easily select songs that are according to how they are feeling. The more songs on the iPod or Walkman, the greater the variety of songs that fit your mood. Using the gesture commands on the main touch screen, selecting the type of music is fast and simple. Never again do you have to worry about the painstaking process of creating a different play list for each of your moods. Let the Sony XAV-60 do the hard part by playing the songs that you feel like listening to. The smart and intelligent SensMe application will become your personal DJ.

General Features:

  • In-dash DVD, AM/FM, CD, MP3, WMA Multimedia Receiver with Remote
  • SenseMe intuitive music application
  • Fixed display face with slot-loading disc
  • 6.1" Full color display
  • Responsive touchscreen display
  • Gesture commands allow the user to operate the unit with command stroke on the display
  • Wireless remote control included
  • White button lighting
  • Adjustable background settings for day, night, and auto
  • Picture EQ allows the user to select the color settings appropriate to their vehicle (4 presets, 2 user)
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • Power Output:
    • Peak: 52 watts x 4 channels
    • RMS: 17 watts x 4 channels
  • CD Text Display
  • MP3 ID3 Tag Display (Title/Artist/Album)
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

Playback and Audio Features:

  • Playback of DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, MPEG-4, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, WMA, AAC, JPEG
  • Playback of Region 1 DVD discs
  • Multi-CODEC playback allows playback of MP3 and WMA files burned onto CDs or DVDs
  • AM/FM tuner with 18FM/12AM presets
  • 24-bit Digital-to-analog converter for higher quality sound
  • New Sony sound processor for less distortion
  • S-MOSFET IC for smooth signal transmission
  • Large capacitors for deep bass
  • On-board low-pass and high-pass filters
  • Adjustable loudness settings
  • EQ7 Stage 2: 7-band parametric equalizer with 8 tone curves (7 presets and 1 custom)
  • Advanced Sound Engine (ASE) with Intelligent Time Alignment (ITA) for incredible sound reproduction
  • Center Speaker Optimizer (CSO) creates a virtual 5.1 listening experience
  • Rear Bass Enhancer (RBE) places a low-pass filter on the rear speaker to allow the rear speaker to act as a subwoofer
  • Radio Data System (RDS) displays music track information when listening to compatible radio stations
  • Dolby Digital compatible with Dynamic Range Compression (DRC) to make the sound clear at low volumes
  • Zappin plays music in 6, 9, or 30-second clips until you find the song you're looking for

Expandability Options:

  • 3 Sets of 2V preamp outputs (front, rear, and mono-subwoofer channel)
  • SIRIUS Satellite Radio Ready: Sony SIRIUS Package required and sold separately, along with a SIRIUS subscription
  • HD Radio Ready: Sony XT-100HD required and sold separately
  • iPod/iPhone Ready:
    • Audio: Standard USB-to-iPod cable will work, however Sony recommends the Sony RC-100IP.
    • Audio/Video: Sony RC-200IPV required and sold separately for audio and video playback
  • Rear auxiliary input: 2 sets of Composite RCA audio/video inputs
  • Rear video input: Rear video input for rear view cameras with a RCA composite input
  • Rear USB port for playback of digital media from flash drives, thumb drive, select external hard drives, etc
  • Rear video output: 1 RCA composite video output on the back of the unit for connection to external monitors and displays, however Sony recommends the Sony XA-R800C
  • Steering wheel remote ready: PAC SWI-PSv1 or the Axxess ASWC required and sold separately
  • CD Changer control

In-Dash Receiver Specifications

Receiver Size

Single DIN: 1 DIN dimensions will work with all single DIN installation kits we have to offer. Single DIN radios are the most common size for after-market stereos.

Single DIN slot with flip-out screen: The DIN stereo includes a retractable, flip-out screen. Before purchasing, make measurements to be sure there is no interference with dash accessories such as A/C vents or shift levers.

Single DIN slot with a larger face: Standard single DIN size, but the display is larger then the standard single DIN size. Due to the nature of the larger face, problems may arise when installing in particular vehicles. These stereos are great for single DIN slots where you want a larger screen.

1.5 DIN: This size is very uncommon in vehicles, however this size opening is most commonly found in Chrysler and Chevrolet vehicles.

Double DIN: Approximately 4-inches in height, this size is becoming more common every year. Prior to 2000, this size was typically only found in Japanese vehicles such as those made by Honda or Toyota. Now, it is becoming more popular for many vehicles to be fit with a Double DIN opening.

Double DIN
Faceplate Security

Detachable / Removable faceplate security: The most common anti-theft feature. It allows you to take the faceplate with you, thus disallowing operation, which deters theft.

Security Codes: Mainly a feature in high end video units which do not have a detachable face / screen. Once the unit is uninstalled (or stolen), a security code (or PIN) is required upon reinstallation. Though you no longer have your unit after the theft, the thief also does not have your security code, which makes the unit useless. The hope is the thief knows which units have security codes and he/she chooses not to steal your unit because of the security code.

Ghost technology: This is not commonly used, but can be found primarily in a select number of 2004-2005 head units. It creates an illusion that no unit is installed by appearing completely black when turned off. Potential thieves may steer clear because it appears as though no head unit is installed.

Anti-theft covers: Similar to ghost and hiding faces because they only create an illusion that the face/unit is not in place.

ESN: Stands for Electronic Serial Number. Allows the disabling of the radio and allows tracking if it is stolen.

Security Code
Motorized Faceplate
Some in-dash car stereos feature a motorized faceplate that moves to expose a CD or DVD slot. This is a convenient feature that allows the front display to be larger and easier to read. The positioning of the monitor gives you control over the angle you would like to view information on the stereo.
No
Remote Control
Allows control of specific features and functions from a remote control. Typically they are used to prevent button wear on your radio, or to allow easier navigation of menus.
Yes
Peak Power Output
This form of power rating refers to the maximum amount of power an electronic device can handle or output in an instant without damage occurring. Often times this maximum is achieved during a brief musical burst, such as a drum accent, or low bass hit.

Some manufacturers display peak power ratings on the face of their products to increase the appeal to consumers. The RMS power rating is more accurate, and we recommend using it for product comparison.

52 watts x 4 channels
RMS Power Output
The amount of continuous power, measured in watts, that an amplifier produces is called RMS power. The higher the RMS rating, the louder and cleaner your music sounds. The RMS output figure is much more accurate than the peak rating when comparing products.
17 watts x 4 channels
Preamp RCA Outputs
RCA outputs, commonly known as preamp outputs, allow you to connect one or sometimes multiple external amplifiers. An in-dash receiver will commonly have one, two or three sets of RCA outputs that can be used to connect external amplifiers and other components. One pair of RCA outputs will typically provide a full range signal that can be used for most subwoofer or speaker amplifiers. Two pairs of RCA outputs can typically be configured as four full range signals, or also as two full range and two subwoofer signals. Three sets of RCA outputs will almost always produce four speaker signals and two subwoofer signals for use with multiple amplifiers.
3 Pairs (Front, Rear, and Subwoofer)
Dedicated Subwoofer Preamp RCA Output
A dedicated output that has a built-in low-pass crossover for specific connection to a subwoofer amplifier that powers a low frequency driver, typically a subwoofer.
Yes
Preamp Voltage
The preamp output rating is measured in volts (V). The higher the rating, the stronger the signal. This results in less unwanted noise being picked up.
2 volts
Built-In Equalizer
The number of graphic or parametric equalizer bands the stereo receiver is equipped with. The more EQ options, the more you will be able to adjust your music to your liking.
EQ7 Stage 2: 7-band parametric equalizer with 8 tone curves
Display Type
The type of display on your receiver refers to the monitor that is used to display the source information such as song names, radio stations, or track times.

Dot-Matrix Text Display: A simple display which uses dots in specific illuminated color(s) to light up and form letters or numbers that are displayed on the receiver.

Graphic or Motion Display: Typically found in mid to high-end receivers and give your text information and receiver more life by adding motion, backgrounds, or multiple colors to your display. There are types of graphic displays such as 3D Graphic, Motion, and OEL (Organic Electroluminescent) displays. They can range from one color to full color displays and typically allow you to select from one of many built-in animations, background images, screensavers or other graphics to enhance your experience and add an extra bit of personality to your system. Some units also come with software that allow you to load your own customizable pictures or animations.

LCD Monitor Display: Can be as small as 2" or as large as 10". Some LCD displays are motorized for angle adjustment. LCD monitors display full motion video playback as well as your standard text such as track status, radio station information and more depending on the receiver's features.

TFT-LCD Monitor
Display Color
The display color refers to the color of the text and or graphics on the receiver.

Multi-Color: When more than one color is on the display, for example one part of the text is white, while the other part is blue.

Variable-Color: The display colors can be changed by the user. If the default color of text/display is blue for example, the user can change the settings to where the color turns to red. Variable color displays are typically described in detail in the item's description.

TFT-LCD Display: In-dash receivers with a video screen that display multiple colors and often times video such as DVD, navigation or other video sources.

Full Color
Button Color
Refers to the color of the physical buttons on the unit.
White
CD Signal-to-Noise
CD Signal-to-Noise Ratio is a key specification that is often overlooked by newbies. The CD S/N Ratio measures how well the CD player silences background noise. Higher ratings in decibels (dB) indicates less noise, and generally a cleaner signal.
120 dB
CEA-2006 Compliant
Amplifiers that have been tested to meet specific standards. When a car amplifier meets these standards, you can be sure that it will be able to produce the amount of power specified by the official CEA-2006 rating. Usually, these rating consist of the following items:
  • RMS Power
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio

This rating applies to both external car amplifiers, as well as the amplifiers inside of in-dash stereos.

Yes

Playback Features

AM/FM Tuner
Most in-dash CD players have AM/FM playback allowing you listen to your favorite local radio stations.
Yes
FM Presets
The number of FM radio stations that can be stored as presets.
18
AM Presets
The number of AM radio stations that can be stored as presets.
12
Radio Data System (RDS)
Receivers with Radio Data System (RDS) tuners can receive digital broadcast information about the FM radio station including program name, time and station identification. RDS enables your receiver to display text messages that many FM stations include on a sub-carrier signal within their normal broadcast signal. Some RDS tuners can even break in with traffic alerts or emergency broadcasts when you're listening to a CD.
CD-R/RW Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play finalized CD-R discs and/or CD-RW discs.
Yes
MP3 Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play discs encoded with MP3 files. To burn a MP3 encoded disc, use the "data" mode on your CD Recorder and finalize the session and/or CD.
Yes
WMA Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play discs encoded with WMA files. To burn a WMA encoded disc, use the "data" mode on your CD Recorder and finalize the session and/or CD.
Yes
DVD / Video Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver will play DVD (or other listed) video disc formats. Unless otherwise noted, the unit is not guaranteed to play recorded DVDs.
DVD
DVD+R
DVD+RW
DVD-R
DVD-RW
MPEG-4
DVD Region Number
This is the region number that the DVD receiver is compatible with. Almost any device that has the ability to play a DVD disk has a region number. DVD region codes restrict playback of movies that come from geographical locations outside of your residing place.
1
Dual Zone
Dual zone means the stereo is capable of playing multiple audio or video sources between two separate locations.

Please refer to the item description for more details on how dual zone works specifically to the unit you are viewing.

Audio / Video Inputs

USB Input
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver features an input to connect a USB device via standard USB or mini-USB. The USB input may be a connection on the front or rear of the unit with an extension cable for connecting devices to the receiver. Some units have an optional input that allows for a USB adapter to be purchased separately and used with the unit.
Rear
Number of Front USB Inputs
Number of Rear USB Inputs
Additional Audio/Video Inputs
These inputs enable the unit to receive an audio or video signal from a separate source. There are many different types of connections and ways to accomplish this. Most common are RCA Composite cables and 3.5mm mini-jack plugs.

RCA Composite Inputs
These are your typical red, white, and yellow RCA composite cables that are common among devices with audio and video inputs. The red and white cables are dedicated for audio. The red cable is for the right channel and the white is for the left channel. The yellow cable is specifically for the video signal. Because this type of auxiliary cable contains 2 channels of audio, it will support stereo sound.

3.5mm
This is commonly referred to as a mini-jack or a headphone jack. It is a 3.5mm plug that transfers audio only. There is a right and left audio channel on the plug which allows for stereo sound playback.

3.5mm AV Input
These plugs look similar to the common 3.5mm mini-jack, however they carry a third channel dedicated for video.

Optional
This means that an auxiliary input is possible, but only with the use of an optional accessory. These optional adapters will sometimes use the CD Changer port or other port on the back of a unit that might restrict the use of other expandability features. These accessories are typically sold separately.

2 Sets of Rear RCA A/V Inputs
1 Rear RCA Video Input

Monitor Screen Features

Touchscreen
If a unit is touchscreen capable, you can control a majority of it's functions by touching the screen.
Yes
Screen Size
This is the size of the monitor on the unit. It is measured diagonally and in inches. The bigger the number the larger the screen.
Monitor Angle Adjustment

Backward:
This means that the unit is able to tilt backwards so that the proper viewing angle can be achieved. On single DIN flip out monitors, this type of pivot means that the bottom of the screen stays stationary while the top of the screen retracts. On Double DIN units this means that the bottom of the screen slides forward while the top of the screen moves down, resulting in a backwards angle tilt.

Forward:
This means that the unit is able to tilt forward so that the proper viewing angle can be achieved. On single DIN flip out monitors, a forward pivot keeps the bottom of the screen stationary while the top of the screen moves forward. On select Double DIN units, a forward tilt is sometimes referred to as a reverse tilt. The bottom of the screen remains in the same position while the top of the screen moves forward.

Left/Right Angle (Horizontal):
Some monitors allow the display to be rotated to the left or right in order to have the best viewing angle possible.

Slide In/Out:
A feature mainly found in select Kenwood units. It allows the entire screen to slide in and out. This is different from a forward/backward tilt in that the entire screen moves forward or backwards as opposed to just the top or bottom.

None
Display Adjustment
This refers to the many ways that a units display can be adjusted.
Brightness
Color
Temperature
MirrorLink Compatible
MirrorLink allows connectivity between a smartphone and the aftermarket car receiver. The consumer gets into the car, connects the phone with a cable, and gains access to phone applications through the car stereos controls such as navigation and steering wheel buttons. MirrorLink allows consumers to use their smartphones safely and simply, keeping eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.

Expandability Features

Navigation
Built-in navigation is a convenient feature that allows the driver to receive driving directions and guidance.

Some in-dash head units are built-in with the navigation features, while others require an add on navigation box. Other navigation options include portable navigation units that you can take with you or attach to the dash of your vehicle.

No
Compatible Smartphones
Some stereos work with iOS (Apple) or Android smartphone operating systems, while some stereos work with both or neither. Find out here which operating systems this stereo is compatible with.
Audio/Video Outputs
Audio/Video outputs are typically used to connect an overhead monitor to an aftermarket stereo. This is the number of A/V outputs that the item has. These outputs are usually RCA Composite cables.

RCA Composite Outputs
These are your typical red, white, and yellow RCA composite cables that are common among devices with audio and video inputs. The red and white cables are dedicated for audio. The red cable is for the right channel and the white is for the left channel. The yellow cable is specifically for the video signal. Because this type of auxiliary cable contains 2 channels of audio, it will support stereo sound.

1 Video RCA Output
Satellite Radio
This feature signifies whether or not the receiver is compatible with XM or Sirius Satellite Radio. "Optional" means while the receiver is capable of SIRIUS/XM playback and connectivity, you will still need to purchase an additional satellite tuner, adapter, and/or antenna.
Optional - SIRIUS (Accessory required and sold separately)
HD Radio
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver is capable of receiving high-definition digital HD Radio broadcasts by either a built-in HD Radio tuner, or more commonly with the purchase of an optional HD Radio tuner box. Receivers which are HD Radio Ready generally require an additional purchase of a separate tuner.
Optional
Bluetooth Connectivity
This feature refers to whether or not the head unit is able to connect to a hands-free Bluetooth device. Head units that are Bluetooth ready typically require the purchase of an optional adapter or accessory that connects to the rear of the head unit. This optional accessory allows you to accept phone calls through your head unit and speakers. Some head units have built-in Bluetooth hands free capabilities with an included remote-mount microphone or built-in microphone.
No
A2DP Music Streaming
The Advanced Audio Distribution Profile will wirelessly stream music and other audio from an A2DP compatible device.
Steering Wheel Control Compatible
In order to retain a vehicle's factory steering wheel remote controls, a wired-remote input is needed on the aftermarket stereo.

If "Yes", then the aftermarket stereo is compatible with steering wheel remote controls. If an additional accessory is required for the steering wheel controls to work properly, a compatible piece will be listed.

Yes (Accessory required and sold separately)
CD Changer Controls
This feature signifies whether or not the receiver has the ability to control a CD Changer. If a receiver supports this function, it is usually compatible with a same-brand CD changer without the need for an extra adapter.
Yes
Rear View Camera Input
Indicates if an in-dash multimedia unit has a dedicated video input for rear view cameras. These inputs allow you to plug the camera to the back of the unit to receive the cameras video signal. Usually the camera signal is transferred through an RCA cable connection.
Yes (Accessory recommended and sold separately)
Memory Card Reader
Whether or not the receiver has a built-in input for removable memory cards such as SD (Secure Digital) cards or MMC (Multimedia) cards.
No

Smartphone Integration

iPhone/iPod Features
Head units are equipped with different technology that allows a variety of smartphone integration features. Some stereos are equipped with more features than others, here you will find which iPod/iPhone features this head unit has.
iPod Audio Integration
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an iPod and allow for audio control and playback of the iPod through the head unit. Head units that have iPod connectivity allow your iPod to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard iPod-to-USB charging/connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own iPod-to-USB cable.
Yes (via iPod USB Cable or Accessory Cable Below)
iPod Video Connection
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an iPod and allow for video control and playback of the iPod through the head unit. Head units that have iPod connectivity allow your iPod to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard iPod-to-USB charging/connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own iPod-to-USB cable.
Optional (Accessory required and sold separately)
iPod Charging Adapter Required
Some Apple iPods require a charging adapter be used for the unit to fully function with the iPod.
No
Compatible Apple Devices
This list refers to the Apple devices that the product is compatible with.

Some Car stereos are compatible with iPods and/or iPhones. If the headunit can connect to an iPod or iPhone via USB or iPod connection cable, these listed iPods are compatible. This list does not apply if the iPod is being connected through the 3.5mm mini-jack plug. Newer iPods are usually compatible if the appropriate adapters are purchased and used.

Any iPods/iPhones released after the release date of this product have not been checked by the manufacturer and/or Sonic Electronix for compatibility. We therefore cannot guarantee their compatibilities or incompatibilities, including, but not limited to: playback, video, charging, and response time.

5G iPod Video (30, 60, & 80GB)
iPod Classic (120GB)
iPod Classic (80 &160GB)
iPod Nano 1st Generation (1, 2, & 4GB)
iPod Nano 2nd Generation (4 & 8GB)
iPod Nano 3rd Generation (4 & 8GB)
iPod Nano 4th Generation (8 & 16GB)
iPod Nano 5th Generation (8 & 16GB)
iPod Touch 1st Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
iPod Touch 2nd Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
iPod Touch 3nd Generation (8, 32 & 64GB)
iPhone
iPhone 3G
iPhone 3GS
Android Features
Head units are equipped with different technology that allows a variety of smartphone integration features. Some stereos are equipped with more features than others, here you will find which Android features this head unit has.
Android Audio Integration
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an Android and allow for audio control and playback of the Android through the head unit. Head units that have Android connectivity allow your device to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard charging and connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own Android charging and connection cable.
Android Video Connection
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an Android device and allow for video control and playback of the device through the head unit. Head units that have Android video connectivity allow your device to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard Android charging/connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own cable.

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Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
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4 Star
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3 Star
7%
2 Star
13%
1 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.1
Value
4.3
Features
4.2
Design
4.7
Usability
3.8

big russ

houston, TX

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sony xav-60

December 17, 2010

Its a clean screen! I like the swipe finger feature a lot. Its a little slow loading cd's and loading pages of music on ipod, but other than that its bad *** get this!

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Mike

Washington, IL

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Nice!!!

December 12, 2010

Lots of features available. I play my iPhone thru this every day. Nice to be ableto charge and play at the same time. You have to program the player to be controlled by the iPod or iPhone or else it takes a while to change between songs. No big deal to me. Just an observation.

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Jordan

Breaux Bridge

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Love it

December 8, 2010

I bought this deck about 4 months ago and wow! This deck does it all. I love the sound quality it puts out, yet those bass notes could hit a little harder and the treble could be a little more crisp. Also the iPod controlling is SUPER sluggish. But I love the extended USB input, I have it hidden in my middle console and it keeps my iPod charged and stored away from the sun. My girlfriend loves watching DVDs on vacation road trips, and I also rigged me an antenna/cable input, and have a detachable mount for a 37" LCD Vizio in my trunk with the extra Y video cable into it for tailgating. I'd say this baby has got what it takes, and even though i might add a sound processor to it. It needs nothing else! Great price also.

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Lorn

Virgin Islands (British)

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Cool stuff

December 3, 2010

This unit works great. teh spacing was a bit tight in the Ford Econoline, but with a few edge trimmings, it safely secured itself in the posistion and works great. Hooked it up to a seperate video screen and the picture is awesome. great bang for the buck

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Paul

Vacaville, CA

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Good solid radio/tuner

November 1, 2010

The Sony XAV-60 is a solid performer with many features available. The built in tuner has a great sound and the iPod control with adapter is excellent. Would recommend this to anyone whom cannot afford it's big brother or does not need the extra features.

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Spice

Canada

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Not bad for a Sony

October 20, 2010

I was a little skeptical about this unit as Sony is not particularly great with head units. I found out that its not bad. The screen is very nice to look at but a little off when it comes to the touchscreen. I had to press a little harder then expected. The swipe controls is a nice thought. It allows the skipping of songs by swiping your finger across the screen rather then pushing the button. Being able to bypass the video lock (by ground the parking break wire) without a switch is a bonus. The sound is very good as well as the level of control, crossovers and others. There is also a feature that enables the rear speakers to be used as subwoofers. The unit sends only low Hz to the rear so its like a subwoofer. This is great if you have a small car with no woofer and want that extra low as long as you have decent speakers in the rear. As for the iPod controls, i have to agree that they are cumbersome. It took a good 10 secs to load each page and i have a lot of music on my ipod so finding the artist i wanted took some time. However there is a scroll bar you can use that makes it a little faster. All in all, the unit seems pretty decent.

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nate

Emily, MN

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Its alright

October 11, 2010

its good but it is really slow

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DL

SPINDALE, NC

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Great System

October 7, 2010

This has great sound and was easy to get used to the controls. The DVD playback quality is good if playing wide format DVDs, otherwise it squats the picture. I would prefer to have a USB port at the front of the system rather than a cable. The only problem I had was the Scosche TA07SR wiring harness I purchased along with the Sony XAV-60 would not work with my JBL system so I had to re-wire my sound system. Overall I'm very satisfied.

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nick

marrero,la

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very satisfied

September 22, 2010

very satisfied with this radio best thing i ever owned and like the fact that you don't need a switch to get the video to work like on most new radios and the ipod isn't that slow like everybody is saying so all in all i am satisfied with the radio

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Aaron

Knoxville, TN

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Not Bad

July 29, 2010

For what I was looking for this was perfect. I got mine for around $300 compared to everything else starting at $400. The sound to me is amazing..but I have a Rockford 501x amp for my Infinity Kappa highs and a Diamond D9 800.2 amp pushing my two MA audio 12's. I can tell a BIG difference between this head unit for my high's and low's compared to a older single din JVC head unit I was using. My high's are really crystal clear with this unit and the bass is insane with the Xplod eq on. I do have to say, like everyone else, that the IPOD controls are slow. While I can navigate through it while driving, it gets agrivating. Your not going to get to a song quickly. But to be fair most head unit controls for IPOD are slow and there are only a handful of units that have good reviews for being quick. Make sure you read the specifics if your going to use an IPOD. I read reviews about this unit being slow to read the IPOD but I didnt worry about it thanks to the "Passenger Control" which allows you to control the IPOD directly, with the info still being listed on the player. Well f-me! The "passenger control" is not compatiable with any of the Ipod Videos (it works with the new touch and iphone video). So instead of being able to use my 60gb ipod video (video with this unit is also not compatiable) I had to go onto ebay and get a 4th generation 60gb Ipod classic photo just so I can use the passenger control. Overall, even including buying the new IPOD, this Double Din DVD player still saved me money, and for what I was looking, was perfect.

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Max

Cleveland, OH

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Pretty Slick!

July 12, 2010

Well the unit is solid. The screen resolution is amazing, never seen anything like it! Even though it doesn't have as many features as other headunits, It still does a good job. The sound clarity is pretty good. I like the sound features is comes with it. You can't get bluetooth or GPS with this, but I wouldn't be using it anyway. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who doesn't want to spend a lot on a touchscreen headunit. I love playing DVDs in the car now, because it looks amazing. The only con about this, is how slow it can be. But honestly, its a common problem with many headunits, so it isn't a big deal. Best thing about it is the sound clarity and screen resolution!

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canby, mn

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sony xav-60

June 2, 2010

its nice it does everything that you would want but it is so slow it drives me nuts. i have only had it for a month and i want to get a new one!

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MaxPower

Canada

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Disappointed...

May 2, 2010

I installed this unit two days ago in my 2009 Ralliart. The iPod controls are very slow, such that you have to be parked to change artists/albums Overall sound quality is poor, and needs more power. The factory Mitsubishi head unit was more powerful, and had better clarity. Most of the fancy settings [listening position, centre channel, etc.] need to be turned off, just to get a marginally good sq. DVD sounds fantastic

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Phet

Canada

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Very good unit. Not much negative.

May 2, 2010

First off... Sonic Electronix is a awesome company! With very good customer service. Shipping without any problems (shipped to Canada) and very fast! (No they didn't pay me for this comment!) Now for the unit... Solid unit, does everything it says. Crazy crazy a** picture! I've seen this unit side by side the JVC KW-AVX830, and it out classed it. Decent sound. Don't forget this is an entry level unit. Doesn't have all the super hi-tech fancy stuff (7 bands EQ, bluetooth, GPS, etc.), but I didn't need all that stuff. Works great with latest iPhone 3Gs, audio and video (by the way, you need the special Sony cable to get video). The ONLY thing negative I could say about this unit is that it's slow when you try to navigate through your iPhone content. I don't know if it's because I have a lot of tracks and video or if it's because of the USB connection. FYI: Durabilty can't be reviewed by me, cause I just got the unit for about a week, when this review was written.

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brady

Damascus, OR

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Wow at a great price

March 30, 2010

This is an awesome unit. It was everything i expected and more. The only thing i would say is a con would be the speed of it. Would highly recommend this to anyone!

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Product Summary

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Model Number

XAV-60

UPC

027242776739

Weight

8.00lbs

Internal SKU

xav60

Internal Product ID

23589

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: Sony XAV-60