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Sony XAV-70BT

In-Dash Double DIN DVD, CD, MP3 Receiver w/ 7" TFT-LCD Monitor, Built-in Hands Free Bluetooth and Rear USB Port

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Sony XAV-72BT

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General Features:

  • In-dash DVD, AM/FM, CD, MP3, WMA Multimedia Receiver with Remote
  • Built-in Bluetooth technology supports hands-free calling with a compatible Bluetooth phone
  • SenseMe intuitive music application
  • Fixed display face with slot-loading disc
  • 7" 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 4V preamp outputs (front, rear, and mono-subwoofer channel)
  • Integrated Bluetooth: Enables phones, headsets, and portable devices can be paired for audio streaming and hands free calling with included voice microphone
  • 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 audio/video input: Rear audio/video input for rear view cameras with a RCA composite input, or media playback from another source.
  • Rear USB port for playback of digital media from flash drives, thumb drive, select external hard drives, etc
  • Rear audio/video output: 1 RCA composite audio/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

Bluetooth Features:

  • Built-in Bluetooth technology for hands-free talking and audio streaming
  • Bluetooth version 2.1+EDR Certified
  • Bluetooth range up to 32.8 ft.
  • Supports A2DP audio streaming for wireless playback of iPods, iPhones, cell phones, and other Bluetooth audio devices
  • Bluetooth profiles supported:
    • HFP: Hands Free Profile allows a hands-free car kit to connect to a compatible mobile phone
    • PBAP: Phone Book Access Profile allows the car stereo to display the name of the incoming caller, as well as access the contact list of the mobile phone directly from the car stereo
    • A2DP: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile allows high quality audio to be streamed from an audio device to the car stereo
    • AVRCP: Audio/Video Remote Control Profile supports basic remote control functions (play, pause, etc) via bluetooth
  • Works with most Bluetooth enabled cell phones
  • Includes a external wired microphone for crystal-clear talking

Product History:

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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 Mono-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.
4 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.

Hi-Res Audio Compatible
This feature refers to if the product is capable of Hi-Res Audio (HRA) playback.

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.

1 Set of Rear RCA A/V Inputs
1 Set of Rear Audio RCA Inputs

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.
Device Mirroring
This is the ability to "mirror" a device's screen (i.e SmartPhone or Tablet) onto the headunit's display. Please check with the manufacture's website for updated information regarding compatibility and cables required for proper performance.

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 Set of Audio/Video RCA Outputs
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.
Yes (Built-in/Included [Bluetooth Controls, Adapter and/or Microphone Included])
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
45%
4 Star
15%
3 Star
33%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
6%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.3
Value
4.0
Features
4.0
Design
4.2
Usability
3.7
Conner

Oakwood, IL

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Not too great

October 18, 2011

I spent a little more to get the Sony name and the bluetooth for my phone, but the interface is a bit slow and my buttons have become misaligned. This prevents me from changing my volume without the remote.

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Chance C.

tahoka, texas

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fanastic scree

September 22, 2011

I dont see why people say it is slow?! It is really fast and responsive. I love the features, the bluetooth, everything. Well worth the money. You should buy it!!!

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kevin

newhall, CA

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Don't buy.

September 6, 2011

The goods:
-screen looks nice
-sits nice and flush
-fast bluetooth connection

The bads:
-touch screen randomly works so changing radio stations, initial setup, skipping songs, ect. is next to impossible. If it wasn't for this it would be a perfect unit. It is annoying and is a hardware problem that cannot be fixed.

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brad

timmonsville, SC

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Great Head Unit

December 8, 2010

This unit does everything as advertised and does it well ! Picture quality is one of the best on the market , touch controls are not to sensistive and respond quickly. Bluetooth intergration was seamless and is very simple. Most importantly sound quality is outstanding. Sony specifies Bit rates of play back at 192 but I've had no issues at 320 or 256 w/ MP3 or WMA. I have always been a Kenwood and Alpine fan but for $400 bucks Sony did a great job of matching up with the higher end guys for much less !!!!!

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David

Kenya

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Superb

October 14, 2010

I've had this stereo for the past one month and I must say it packs a solid punch with excellent sound, and very deep bass. The set up was quite easy on my 2004 Subaru Legacy [once I got the double din fittings from the UK]. The bluetooth integration with my N97mini is awesome and is very clear during calls. The responsive time for bluetooth interaction is a bit slow. IPod connectivity is also very good and responsive.
All in all it is a very good system and I'm very happy with the package.

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Robert

Deatsville, AL

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Great factory install look!

May 23, 2011

I installed the Sony XAV-70BT into my 2008 Chrysler 300C SRT Design and it looks very clean and much better than the My-Gig unit that can come with the 300C's. There are literally no bulky externat buttons on the Sony XAV-70BT and it's bluetooth works very well as well as iPod interface. The unit itself has slow response to selected menu options, but I knew this prior to purchase. It compliments the 300C very nicely. Overall, I would recommend this unit to anyone NOT requiring navigation.

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Erkme73

Central Florida

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Getting returned...

March 21, 2011

Pros: Great sound, decent video, and price (about half that of C**********).

Cons: From a speed standpoint, it's like trying to run Windows 7 Ultimate 64 on a netbook with 128mb of memory. From a graphical perspective, it looks like a Commodore 64, or Atari. Yes, the screen is crisp can clear, but it has no pizzazz.

When attempting to play video files (properly formatted for the unit) either from disc or USB will take between 60 seconds and 3 minutes. All the while the unit displays an unresponsive black screen. I am embarrassed to demo this unit to friends.

When accessing any function via the touch screen, the slow, jerky animations must complete (taking up to 5 seconds) before the screen will accept any new input commands. Even then, it sometimes take two or three attempts before the command is recognized and executed. This is particularly frustrating, dangerous and distracting while driving.


Sonic has been great to work with and offered a full credit. I'm just researching alternatives now. But, for those considering this unit, be warned - it is SLOW and LAGGY.

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timothy

Pacifica, CA

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Sony XAV-70BT is adequate

November 23, 2011

The system is adequate for what it is. If you want to utilize all the features of this system it really falls behind the curve of the Pioneer or Kenwood models with similar features and price range.

Cons:
-The touch screen interface lags a lot and could become quite a nuisance when changing radio stations and switching to other functions.
-There is no video bluetooth option.
-The access time of the ipod controls are slow, but once connected it works fine.
-the bluetooth mic is weak

Pros:
-the Bluetooth audio is great.
-lots of options to control the sound levels and positioning.
-the DVD quality is great.

Overall the system is just ok, for the money I would have gotten something else.

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william

joseph city, AZ

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everything is great except for the ipod setup

November 8, 2011

I really like this unit. it has a great screen on it and does all i expected except for the ipod setup. The ipod setup is really really slow and the menu for it sucks. You always have to start over makes me almost not want to use my iPod. If iPod is your number 1 source for music in the car i would not buy this but if not everything else on it works great.

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Robert

Deatsville, Alabama

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Overall Good

November 4, 2011

The stereo has good features and excellent sound and video qualities. The user interface is quite slow and takes a few seconds to respond to commands. I have thia in my 2008 SRT Design 300C.

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Michael

Jacksonville, FL

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Good deal but a little slow

July 20, 2011

The TV works great as advertised. Has a fantastic picture as well as sound. The unit is slow during the transition to other screens but I do have to understand that it's not a super computer. But still.

All in all a good buy.

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jarius

Jacksonville, NC

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Love it

October 12, 2011

I own this and I enjoy it sounds great, plays movies clear best head unit ever.

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Maverick

Australia

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great product

October 6, 2011

Best product. Money well worth spent! Saved over 70% off by purchasing from SonicElectronix. Product works a dream. Has caught the attention of many.

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JOEL

BRAWLEY, CA

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Good Deal

September 24, 2011

Easy install & quick delivery.

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daniel

branson, ms

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mobile theater in my fj

August 23, 2011

This unit is sweet i listen to sirius, pandora streaming via bluetooth, usb drive and sometimes pop a dvd while i'm waiting for the wife to finish shopping. lol

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Ryan

Rock Springs, WY

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Great Value and Nice Looking

August 15, 2011

This was great purchase it worked very well and looked really clean in my Ford F150. It was also very easy to install!!

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Aaron

Warren, MI

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Sony XAV-70BT

July 13, 2011

Very Slow interface. Otherwise I love it.

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Billy

Batavia, OH

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50/50

June 22, 2011

I didn't like the unit from the start, the touch screen is super slow takes awhile to load. Sound quality wasnt the best. The BT on it work great, the mic is a big +, So is the remote!

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Keith

Temple Hills, MD

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Extremely Nice

June 8, 2011

I got this around Christmas, 2010, Installed it myself in about 15 minutes. It is awesome. Sounds great, touch screen is excellent. Very responsive. Most CD's have album art with names of songs on the screen. The bluetooth is the best. Downloaded all my contacts from my Droid X in about 1 minute. The only feature I haven't used is Sense Me. I couldn't figure out how to use it, but I'm sure I could if I tried. Unfortunately, I don't have this any more, my Tahoe was recently broken into and the radio was stolen. Better get a good alarm system. I just got a Viper. I only gave 4 stars on look/design because the plain radio text is basically black and white and you can only change from day to night. All other colors, backgrounds are very nice, but there are only 3 to choose from. I really like the graphics that show and move to the beat of the music. I wish the faceplate was detachable.

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Marcos Silvestre

Brazil

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Excellent

May 20, 2011

Easy to use
Bluetooth with iPhone
Great Display

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Robert

Tacoma, WA

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Look for something else

May 4, 2011

The sound is great but the software is jumpy. The iPod controls are painfully slow. Doing the most simple tasks takes forever.

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Javier

Minot AFB, ND

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great value

April 22, 2011

The product is pretty awesome. There is a 3 sec delay when turning pages when you hook up a iPod but besides that it a good stereo. The Sensme addition is pretty nice also but something going on with Apple and Sony won't allow you to use this with an iPod

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kdb

ladson sc

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ok at best

October 24, 2011

CD and iPod sound great with much power, but my satelite radio and regular radio pretty low. Responds very slow. Searching for a song takes forever. If you hit the wrong button you have to go back to the main screen.

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Joshua

Bremerton, WA

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It's ok

October 23, 2011

For how big the stereo is and the price, it's just ok. The screen art and graphics are really plain.

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James

Fort Benning, GA

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Luv it

September 18, 2011

This is a great product for the price. While the interface may be a bit slow it's nothing that hampers the performance and versatility of this unit. This unit has every feature I wanted and then some. I luv it.

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John

Orlando, FL

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Fantastic!

July 28, 2011

This unit is awesome. Great sound. Great video. The phantom center channel it creates while watching movies is incredible. True surround sound out of factory locations and an add on sub. Better than in a theatre. Highly recommended!

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Dreben

Austin, TX

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Solid

March 5, 2011

Well I just finished installing my Sony 70bt, and have to say the video is outstanding. However, the user interface is alittle troubling. I'm going to have to read the manual I suppose, but overall this unit is great I would suggest this unit to anyone that wants solid video, bluetooth, and audio quality.

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B.

Anderson, IN

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Nice unit

September 7, 2011

I like this unit alot with the exception of the Ipod controls very slow and some times will freeze up. That's the only downside to this unit everything else works flawlessly good picture and you don't have to bypass the parking brake.

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robert l

hamilton, OH

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September 7, 2011

Its a great DVD audio player for your car and puts out great sound. 2010 Mazda CX-9

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Doug

Chagrin Falls, OH

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Menus could be more streamlined and intuitive.

December 7, 2011

Pros: Sony quality. Cons: Searching for songs can be cumbersome as you have to go through multiple menu levels to search for specific songs by any artist.

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Brandon

Moline, IL

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Very unsatisfying

December 5, 2011

So i have owned this deck for four months today and its just progressively getting slower and slower. From the start i wasn't too happy with the deck but I gave it its chance and Im even more disappointed with this deck. From the start the RCAs are crappy, the plug to hook them up is very weak and the wires at the connector dont have any insulation around the wires, the sub output for the amp is only a single channel and not dual like all other decks out there so wiring it up to an amp is more complicationed due to a lack of a channel and if split it lowers the output of them so a line driver of some form is neccessary if hooking up a sub amp to the deck, the deck itself sticks out about an inch from mounting location so making it compliment the interior of your vehicle is impossible, the look up menus are the worst part of the deck, there is no way to have lots of music and find a song remotely fast, with menu search has no back button that will take you back to where you last were it only starts your search over and if you have alot of music its time consuming especially if youre driving and while searching the deck freezes up often, the remote for the deck is mostly for just watching a DVD anytime besides that its useless other than volume control. Like I said this deck is slow and theres no task you can do on it that doesnt lag.

If youre considering buying a cheap DVD deck dont bother with this one, this deck has few pros and many cons. Overall i give it one star as best. In comparison to other decks ive bought, this deck is the most expesive and the worse deck out of them all. It gets one star for looks and design because the single sub output is a terrible design and it brought my score of a three for looks down just because of how inconvenient it is and overall stupid. Durability is a one because its getting slower and slower the longer i am having the deck. Features i generously gave a two, 4V preamp outputs, 7 band equalizer, 120db SNR, low THD, and screen tilt are nice but still not enough to impress me compared to what all features ive played with on other decks.

Ease of use should get no stars but i gave it a one. Its slow and that makes it dangerous to use while driving. Reading discs has an average loading time of about 30 seconds (CD about 20 and DVD around 40 to a minute), loading a USB takes about 40 seconds (1gb took about 20, a 4gb took 20, an 8gb took 50 seconds, and a 320gb with 40gbs on it took 12 minutes), the menus have anywhere from a 4 second lag up to a 20 second lag depending on what menu your in and when there is music playing that lag increases.

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Kevin

Canyon Country, CA

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Great features, poor interface

November 8, 2011

I bought the Sony XAV-70BT because of the Bluetooth and customization features. But had I known that the GUI touchscreen interface was as basic and "dumb" as it is, I might have held off on purchasing this product. The touchscreen, despite an optimization feature fails to respond to touch about 30% of the time.

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Spencer

Rougemont, NC

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amazing

March 1, 2011

I bought this radio after much research and was very impressed with the videos and specs of the radio. After installing this radio I swear I feel so presidential. I did a custom install in my 96 Mustang GT and It's so unique and the highest quality image I have ever seen on an in-dash radio.

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Best Answer: According to the manufacturer's site, "There are no files available to download for this model."

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

XAV-70BT

UPC

027242776722

Weight

9.00lbs

Internal SKU

xav70bt

Internal Product ID

24033

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-70BT