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Sony XAV-601BT

In-Dash 6.1" Double-DIN LCD Touchscreen DVD Car Stereo w/ Bluetooth, iPhone App Control & Dual USB

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Mobile Entertainment at its Finest

Connect an iPod or an iPhone to the Sony XAV-601BT and you will experience the ultimate in iPod integration. Fast and seamless playback of audio files is standard, as well as video files with the included video cable. The EQ7 and advanced sound engines tune the music to perfection so you can hear the music the way it should be heard. Switch over to the SensMe application and let it choose the music for you. Along with the seamless iPod connection, Sony incorporates high-end audio processing into this unit. A 24-bit Digital-to Analog converter ensures higher quality sound processing of the music. And if that isnít enough, Dolby Digital support comes standard on this unit to make your movies experience that much better.


Mirror Link. Take Control

Sony XAV-601BT

MirrorLink technology offers seamless connectivity between smart phones (select Android) and your XAV-601BT receiver. The technology is extremely simple to use: approved applications, content and controls are mirrored from the smartphone onto the receiver.

TeleNAV for iPhone

Sony XAV-601BT

Simply connect your iPhone and launch you Telenav GPS app via USB input to the XAV-601BT and see directions on your receiverís screen while hearing them over the car speakers. Addtional App or subscription fees may apply depending on your carrier.


 

Integrated Bluetooth Technology

Sony XAV-601BT

Take calls and stream audio with the XAV-601BT receiverís Bluetooth technology. Connect to compatible devices and choose from hands free phone access, phonebook access, Pandora internet radio control or streaming audio. Display icons light up to indicate incoming text messages, signal strength and battery level of your connected smartphone.

Custom Sound Settings with EQ7

Sony XAV-601BT

The Advanced Sound Engine uses EQ7 equalizer, adjustable LPF/HPF crossovers, Listener Position calibration, DM+ advanced sound restoration, Rear Bass Enhancer, and Dynamic Loudness volume leveler to deliver an impressive listening experience.

5V RCA Outputs for System Expansion

Sony XAV-601BT

When youíre ready to expand your system, the XAV-601BT delivers a robust 5 volts to front, rear and subwoofer RCA pre-amp outputs for external amplifiers. The adjustable subwoofer level control also lets you dial in the bass when youíre ready to pump it up.

SiriusXM Satellite Radio Ready

Sony XAV-601BT

The on-board SiriusXM connector simplifies satellite radio installation by eliminating compatibility issues and providing direct connection to the new platform of tuners. SIRIUS SCC1 (SC-C1) SiriusConnect Universal Vehicle Tuner sold seperately.

Pandora Internet Radio Control

Sony XAV-601BT

Pandora is the leading internet radio service, giving people music they love anytime, anywhere, through personalized radio stations. The XAV-601BT provides complete access to your Pandora account using your iPhone, Android or Blackberry smartphones.

iPod, iPhone and Android Ready

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Sony XAV-601BT

Connect, control and charge your Walkman, iPod, iPhone, Android, Blackberry, or other compatible USB device while accessing your digital music files using the rear mounted, 1.5 meter long USB input cable. You can also view metadata like song title and artist on the front display.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Features:

  • In-Dash AM/FM, CD, DVD, MP3, USB Receiver with Remote
  • Full-color 6.1" TFT-LCD touchscreen display
  • Variable Color Illumination button lighting
  • A2DP Bluetooth technology allows hands-free calls and music streaming from a Bluetooth device
  • MirrorLink system allows control over applications and data saved on your compatible SYMBIAN smartphone (Also works with Samsung Galaxy S III)
  • Pandora Link integrates your car stereo and Pandora Internet Radio with attached iPhone, Blackberry or Android
  • Telenav app control with attached iPhone allows turn-by-turn navigation (available August 2012 via firmware update)
  • Select between 2D or 3D icons and screen visualizers and enjoy fast touch screen response
  • Selectable Color Illumination lets you complement your vehicle's existing lighting
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • Power Output:
    • Peak: 52 watts x 4 channels
    • RMS: 17 watts x 4 channels
  • Theft-deterrent, detachable face plate
  • Wireless remote control included
  • CD text information display
  • MP3 ID3 Tag Display (Title/Artist/Album)
  • Compatible with Nokia Symbian phones 603, 700, 701, C6-01, C7, E7, N8 and X7
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Playback and Audio Features:

  • Playback of DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, JPEG, MP3, MP4, AAC, WAV, XviD, WMV, MPEG-4, AVC and WMA
  • Playback of region #1 DVD discs
  • Digital Clarity AM/FM tuner with 18FM/12AM presets and Radio Data System (RDS)
  • Electronic Shock Protection (ESP)
  • EQ7 7-band parametric equalizer with 8 selectable tone curves (7 Preset, 1 User)
  • 24bit Digital Analog Converter (DAC) to enhance your MP3/WMA playback
  • Separate audio and video power supply circuits provide added clarity
  • Separate Low-Pass and High-Pass crossover filters
  • Dual zone rear seat playback allows separate viewing of audio and video from the front
  • Zappin Search plays music in 6, 9, or 30 second clips until you find the song you're looking for
  • Advanced Sound Engine (ASE) with Intelligent Time Alignment (ITA) for incredible sound reproduction

Expandability Options:

  • 3 Sets of 5V preamp outputs (front, rear and mono subwoofer)
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio Ready: SiriusXM Radio Package and subscription required and sold separately
  • Built-in Bluetooth technology supports hands-free calling with a compatible Bluetooth phone
  • iPod and iPhone Ready: Standard USB-to-iPod Cable will work, however Sony RC-202IPV is recommended and sold separately for audio and video playback
  • Front Auxiliary Input: 3.5mm headphone jack allows connection to portable media devices such as MP3 players
  • Front and Rear USB Input: USB port allows connection to digital devices such as flash drives, portable media players, etc.
  • Dedicated Backup Camera Input: Used for universal rear view cameras with an RCA composite input. The Sony XA-R800C is recommended and sold separately
  • Steering Wheel Control Ready: PAC SWI-PSv1 or the Axxess ASWC required and sold separately
  • Rear RCA Audio/Video Outputs: Used for connection to separate monitors and devices
  • 2 Sets of Rear RCA Audio/Video Inputs: Used for connecting video accessories such as game consoles, video cameras, etc.

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 SMS message notifications and A2DP audio streaming
  • 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
    • OPP: Object Push Profile for sending basic "objects" such as pictures and other virtual material
  • Works with most Bluetooth enabled cell phones
  • Includes a wired microphone for clear, distortion-free talking
Also Found As: XAV601BT, XAV601-BT



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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.

Detachable
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.
5 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.
7-band parametric equalizer
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.
Variable Color Illumination
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
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.
Yes
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.

Yes

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.
Yes
Number of Front USB Inputs
1
Number of Rear USB Inputs
1
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

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.
6.1"
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
Dimmer
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.
Yes

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.

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.
iPhone (iOS)
Android
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 - SiriusXM (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.
No
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 Microphone Included)
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.
No
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.
iPhone 5 Compatible
App Compatible
Audio Playback
Video Playback
Pandora Control
MirrorLink Control
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.
Yes (via iPod USB Cable or Accessory required)
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.

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 Nano 6th Generation (8 & 16GB)
iPod Touch 1st Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
iPod Touch 2nd Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
iPod Touch 2nd Generation (Additional Adapter Required For Charging)
iPod Touch 4th Generation (8, 32 & 64GB)
iPhone
iPhone 3G
iPhone 3GS
iPhone 4
iPhone 4S
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.
Pandora Control
MirrorLink Control
Audio Playback
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.
Yes (via Android USB Cable or Accessory Cable)

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
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4 Star
30%
3 Star
10%
2 Star
10%
1 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.5
Value
4.1
Features
4.0
Design
4.7
Usability
4.3

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Awesome!

January 19, 2014

Good Product! Easy to install, awesome features, and for a great price! No complaints!

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Derek

Edgewood, WA

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Sony XAV 601bt...... Disappointment

December 1, 2013

I got this to use with my Samsung Note2...I had to spend 2 hr's with tech support to update it to use with my phone...The mirror link feature is garbage and its why I bought this unit...and the aux outputs Dont work with my phone either...Come on Sony serious...this is a very popular phone ...

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Charles

Fort Walton Beach, FL

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Great for the price

September 17, 2013

I needed a new head unit because the stock head unit lacked on power output and Bluetooth. This head unit's built-in amplifier provides plenty of power and the Bluetooth works as expected. I tried one DVD and the picture quality is good. One annoyance is the volume knob changes sources by tapping it. Hit a bump on the road while adjusting the volume and end up changing the source.

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Rell

Dallas, TX

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Sony XAV 601bt rocks!!!

June 25, 2013

This unit is top notch! Time Alignment, 7-Band Eq, beautiful sound & at an excellent price! The detachable face allows me to safely secure from the sun & 2-USB connects allows me to dedicate one to my sony walkman in glove box, while using the other for MirrorLink.

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Wade C

Westerly, RI

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Sounds Great! Apps need some work.

May 20, 2013

First and most importantly, this head unit puts out really great sound. I've never put together a system that sounded quite as good as this one. Even Pandora on low quality sounds good. However, the screen changes are a bit slow, scrolling is a nightmare (especially inside Pandora), and the touchscreen can be slow or unresponsive. Another problem is that it is incapable of multi-tasking. For example with the mirror link you can pull up the GPS navagation from your Android or iPhone, but that is it, you can't listen to the radio, a CD, or any other source while the mirror link is showing the map. Switching back and forth is slow and requires quite a bit of touchscreen button pushing (not good while driving). I wouldn't buy this again for the mirror link (unless a software update fixes the multi-tasking problem). I would buy this again because it sounds so good.

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Meka

Ballwin, MO

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Good Stereo

March 10, 2013

Some minor issues, no sound sometimes on satellite XM after starting car engine. Have to switch to FM radio and then back to XM. Next, do not remember (skip back one station) last station when starting car engine. Looks like software issues.

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Ricardo

Los Angeles, CA

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Excelent Sound

February 28, 2013

This Sony AV center completes my necessary tastes on all of my media on the go, like two usb connections but it dosent have a front aid which i am dissatisfied but not to worry, it has two auxiliaries on the back to connect an aux plug. Anyways everything is so cool!

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Boilermaker

O Fallon, MO

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Best Head Unit Ever @ A Great Price

February 25, 2013

This Sony Head Unit is easy to install, program & sounds excellent. The The Bluetooth connection to my Samsung Note II & anyone using an iPhone. Im driving a KX 650 Kicker Amp, 4 Kicker RS6.5 door speakers w crossovers with 500 Watt Soundesign pushing a 12" Kicker Sub Woofer. Its the most balanced & warm sounding system Ive installed. I recommend this Sony Head Unit.

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RellI

Dallas, TX

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Sony XAV 601bt rocks!!!

October 27, 2012

I upgraded from the XAV 62bt & love the XAV 601bt even more. The quality im getting is unparalleled at the cost. Bluetooth, Zone to Zone, 2-USB to name a few. And the sound? OMG!!!!! It's a must have, people!

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Tom

Wildrose, ND

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A lot of stereo for the money

August 5, 2012

I installed this unit yesterday and it kicks butt! Great sound quality, common sense navigation features, the bluetooth unit for pandora works great as does the phone unit, I have used the ford sync in other vehicles and you would not be able to tell the difference blindfolded. The rear view camera works great and I can't wait to get the headrest diplay for my son, so he can play games or watch movies he will love it. I love this unit and the great people at Sonic Electronix helped me choose this one, thanks for the help guys! At last the common person can pimp their own ride without breaking the bank!

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

XAV-601BT

UPC

027242839380

Weight

7.00lbs

Internal SKU

xav601bt

Internal Product ID

48480

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-601BT

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