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Sony XAV-AX7000

Digital multimedia receiver (does not play CDs)

Item # 158XAV7000

Sony's XAV-AX7000 digital multimedia receiver rises to the top of the heap when it comes to built-in power.

Find what Fits your vehicle

Sony's XAV-AX7000 digital multimedia receiver rises to the top of the heap when it comes to built-in power.

About the Sony XAV-AX7000

One powerful stereo

Sony has always been a strong choice when it's time to upgrade your factory radio, but their XAV-AX7000 digital multimedia receiver rises to the top of the heap when it comes to built-in power. With 45 watts RMS per channel and five 5-volt preamp outputs, this receiver's Class-D amplifier gives you the tools to start building a seriously impressive system. Plus, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® offer the best smartphone integration out there, letting you access your media with easy-to-use icons on a 6.95" anti-glare capacitive touchscreen or by using voice control.

One powerful stereo

Sony has always been a strong choice when it's time to upgrade your factory radio, but their XAV-AX7000 digital multimedia receiver rises to the top of the heap when it comes to built-in power. With 45 watts RMS per channel and five 5-volt preamp outputs, this receiver's Class-D amplifier gives you the tools to start building a seriously impressive system. Plus, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® offer the best smartphone integration out there, letting you access your media with easy-to-use icons on a 6.95" anti-glare capacitive touchscreen or by using voice control.

Smartphone central

When you start up your vehicle, the XAV-AX7000's quick wake-up design loads your home screen 2.5 times faster than previous models. And with your smartphone connected via USB, you can jump right into Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for the best of your apps on the big screen. This stereo's controls behave like your phone's interface, so there's no learning curve. You'll get access to your navigation, phone calls, weather, text messages, and of course all your music. Get more info at and

Go wireless with Bluetooth®

Bluetooth enables wireless streaming for music, along with the convenience of hands-free phone calls. This Sony lets you enjoy all the content without plugging in when you get behind the wheel. You can install the included wired microphone close to you, so callers can hear you loud and clear.

So many music options

Sony supplies two USB inputs, so you can take advantage of Apple CarPlay or Android Auto and still play digital music files from a flash drive. And if you're looking for radio stations that won't fade away when you look for new adventures, add a SiriusXM tuner to this Sony to enjoy satellite radio's deep programming from coast to coast.

So many sound options

This receiver also offers an impressive array of sound-sculpting controls, including a 10-band graphic equalizer, EXTRA BASS™ for low-frequency enhancement, and Dynamic Stage Organizer (DSO) which creates virtual speakers on your dash for better soundstaging. The XAV-AX7000 also includes 5-volt front, rear, and subwoofer preamp outputs for when it's time to add amplifiers to your system. And in a 2.1 channel setup, you can power a subwoofer from this receiver, using Sony's Subwoofer Direct Connection.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

Installation Note: We recommend running a dedicated constant power wire to the battery for optimal performance from this Sony's amp — we offer an inexpensive wiring kit for this installation. This Sony's high-powered amp won't work in systems where the factory amplifier is still active.

Smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

You'll need a wired connection to your parking brake to access settings and other features on this receiver. Your parking brake must be connected and set in order to view video on its screen.

    Product Highlights:
    • digital multimedia receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • 6.95" anti-glare capacitive touchscreen display
    • built-in internal amp (45 watts RMS/100 peak x 4 channels)
    • works with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • plays FLAC files on USB drives
    • Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming
    Smartphone Features:
    • Pandora and Spotify control with iPhone and Android
    • Siri control
    Audio/Video Features:
    • plays media from USB memory devices (see Details for full capabilities)
    • 10-band equalizer with digital time alignment and EXTRA BASS
    • Dynamic Stage Organizer (DSO) compensates for low speaker positions
    • subwoofer controls
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • inputs: dual rear USB inputs, rear-view camera input
    • outputs: 5-channel preamp outputs (5-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other Info:
    • wired connection to parking brake required to access settings and other features on this receiver (the brake must be connected and set for video display)
    • subwoofer direct connection (run a single sub off a single rear channel)
    • CTA-2006 compliant
    • fits double-DIN dash openings
    • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
    • warranty: 3 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • MFR # XAV-AX7000

    What's in the box:

    • Digital media receiver w/ 6.95" touchscreen monitor (15A fuse)
    • Wiring harness (6.5' parking brake wire)
    • Steering remote adapter
    • Remote control (RM-X170)
    • CR2025 3V battery (installed in remote)
    • 52" USB extension cable
    • Microphone w/ bracket (attached 12' cable terminated by a right-angle mono-3.5mm connector)
    • Two-sided tape
    • 4 ISO-screws
    • Operating Instructions
    • Warranty Sheet

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    Features & specs

    AUX Input No
    Audio/video Input No
    USB Input Rear (2)
    USB Port Power 1.5A, 0.5A
    Backup Camera Input Yes
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay Yes
    Android Auto Yes
    Siri Control Yes
    Alexa Voice Control N
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM
    HD Radio No
    Navigation Optional
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size No
    Nano No
    Touch No
    iPhone 5 and newer
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 45 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) 45 watts
    Peak Output 100 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 5-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen Yes
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS) Apple, Google, Waze
    Navigation App Compatible (Android) Google, Waze
    Preamp Voltage 5 volts
    Screen Size 6.95
    Display Color
    Key Button Color White
    EQ Bands 10
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 3 Years
    Labor Warranty 3 Years
    FM Sensitivity 7 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    File Playback
    Music File Playback MP3,WMA,AAC,FLAC,WAV
    High-res Playback N
    Second Camera Input Lane Watch N

    Product Research

    Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
    Built-in Bluetooth
    USB Ports & Radio Function
    Audio & DSP Section
    Touchscreen/Remote/Camera Features

    Android Auto & Apple CarPlay

    Android Auto: Thanks to Android Auto, you can connect your Android OS 5.0 (Lollipop) or later smartphone via a USB cable to the Sony receiver's rear-panel USB port (labeled "USB1-Smartphone) and operate many of the major functions of your Android phone through the Sony head unit's touchscreen (your phone also must be paired via Bluetooth to the receiver and your vehicle's parking brake needs to be engaged for initial setup). Get traffic information, lane guidance, and real-time navigation assistance from Google maps right from the Sony receiver. You can even send text messages, take calls, or check your voicemail through Android Auto and the Sony receiver. Android Auto also includes voice-recognition technology, so you can control everything just by speaking. Get directions, send messages, make calls, and control music while keeping your hands safely on the wheel.

    • Google Assistant: The Sony receiver enhances your Android Auto experience even more by incorporating Google Assistant using the head unit's external microphone and your car speakers for voice command and text-to-speech, which makes using Android Auto and all of its integrated applications fast, easy, and safe. You will need to press the "mic" button or say "OK Google" to activate the Google Assistant. Use the Google Assistant to make a call, send a message, reply to a message, get driving directions, or listen to music.
    • Google & Waze Maps: Use Google Maps to get where you're going with on-screen maps, voice-guided navigation, live traffic information, lane guidance, and more. Select your destination by using the head unit's touchscreen or just say where you want to go through the unit's external mic and Google Speech Technology. You can even listen to music from your Android Auto device or other connected source device while using Google Maps. If you prefer, you can switch over to a simpler version of the community-based Waze navigation app (version 4.27 or higher).
    • Phone & SMS: With Android Auto you get access to your contacts and messages through the Sony receiver while keeping your eyes on the road. Use the unit's external mic and Google Speech Technology to make a phone call, or have your text-messages read aloud to you while you concentrate on the road ahead; you can even reply to texts via voice command.
    • Music: Access your Android smartphone's music library through the Sony receiver via YouTube Music. You'll be able to browse music like you do on your smartphone with song/artist information display and album art. Use the receiver's touchscreen to select songs or just say what song you want to listen to through the head unit's external mic and Google Speech Technology. You also get access to online music and internet radio stations from Amazon Music, Tidal, Pandora, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Slacker Radio, Tune-In, and more; as well as news, sports and talk radio apps. Music apps include song and station browsing, plus song/artist information and album art or station logo. Click here for a list of all compatible app for Android Auto. Music apps include song and station browsing, plus song/artist information and album art or station logo.
    • The initial setup for Android Auto requires that your vehicle be stopped and the parking brake is engaged. You will need to connect the parking brake wire of the receiver's harness to your vehicle's parking brake circuit for the head unit to recognize that the vehicle's parking brake is engaged.
    • Android smartphones with a USB Type-C connector (including the Pixel) may not function without appropriate USB Type-A to USB Type-C cable.
    • Bluetooth cannot be utilized while Android Auto is being used with a connected Android smartphone.
    • Use a USB cable that is under 6' long and avoid using any extension cable other than the one included.
    • You cannot connect an Android Auto and Apple CarPlay device at the same time.
    • The USB port (labeled "USB2-USB Memory") cannot be used for Android Auto and only supports USB MSC or MTP devices.
    • Click here to learn more about Android Auto and to see what latest smartphones are compatible.

    Apple CarPlay: Use all your essential iPhone functions on the road, with Apple CarPlay and your iPhone 5 or newer (running iOS 7.1 or higher). Connect your phone via an Apple-certified Lightning-to-USB cable to the receiver's rear-panel USB port (labeled "USB1-Smartphone), and you'll see a familiar interface displayed clearly on the Sony receiver's touchscreen. Simply tap the icons to take calls, check voicemails and text messages, or bring up maps. And of course, listen to your favorite songs using iTunes, Apple Music, or select music apps. Apple CarPlay even lets you talk to Siri to control everything using voice commands. You can dictate text messages, control music playback, or get directions, without ever taking your eyes off the road.

    • Maps: The power and simplicity of Apple Maps comes to your dashboard; complete with turn-by-turn direction, traffic conditions, and estimated travel time. You can enter a new destination or choose a favorite or recent destination using the head unit's touchscreen or by simply asking Siri. CarPlay can also predict where you most likely want to go using addresses from your email, text messages, contacts, and calendars.
    • Phone & Messages: You'll be able to make calls, return missed calls, and listen to voicemails through the Sony receiver. Siri can also help you do all these things. In addition, Siri can send, read, and reply to your text messages for you; so you never have to look at your iPhone while driving. If you have iOS 12.0 or newer on your iPhone with the latest version of Google Maps or Waze, you can choose to navigate via Google Maps or Waze instead of CarPlay. Google Maps and Waze do not support Siri voice control, but will have their own proprietary voice control function which has to be accessed through a touchscreen icon on the receiver.
    • Music Library: Access your favorite artists, songs, and playlists from Apple Music on your iPhone using the Sony receiver's touchscreen. Or, just tell Siri what you'd like to listen to. The head unit's touchscreen will display song/artist information, as well as album art in the background.
    • Apps: CarPlay also supports additional audio apps that you've downloaded to your iPhone for enjoying music, radio, sports, news, podcasts, & audiobooks (subscriptions and fees may apply). Control these apps from the head unit's touchscreen just like you would from your iPhone. Current supported apps include:
    • Apple HomeKit Compatible: CarPlay now supports control of Apple HomeKit enabled devices (sold separately) through Siri. Using CarPlay in your vehicle, you can ask Siri to close or open your garage door, turn on or off home lighting, increase or decrease the temperature of your thermostat, as well as control select functions of other Apple HomeKit enabled devices and appliances. Click here for a list of compatible Apple HomeKit products.
    • Apple CarPlay is compatible with iPhone 5 or newer running the latest iOS version.
    • Bluetooth cannot be utilized while Apple CarPlay is being used with a connected iPhone.
    • You cannot connect an Apple CarPlay and Android Auto device at the same time.
    • Use a USB cable that is under 6' long and avoid using any extension cable other than the one included.
    • The USB port (labeled "USB2-USB Memory") cannot be used for CarPlay and only supports USB MSC or MTP devices.

    WebLink (via available firmware update): Download the WebLink Host app (for Apple iOS 10.2+ or Android OS 6.0+) and connect your compatible iPhone or Android smartphone via USB to access select apps such as YouTube, Yelp, and Zomato through the Sony receiver. The apps must be downloaded on your compatible mobile device and can then be accessed through the Sony receiver's touchscreen using the WebLink interface.

    • YouTube: With WebLink, you can access YouTube (for Apple iOS 10.0+ and Android OS 5.0+) and play videos on the Sony receiver's touchscreen monitor (your vehicle's parking brake will need to be engaged). You can select videos from a variety of categories or search by keyword(s).
    • Yelp: Yelp (for Apple iOS 10.0+ and Android OS 5.0+) uses automated software to recommend the most helpful and reliable reviews for the Yelp community among the millions submitted. The software looks at dozens of different signals, including various measures of quality, reliability, and activity on Yelp. Let Yelp help you find the best Restaurants, Hotels, Automotive Service Centers, Banks, Shopping Malls, and more. Search by Category, Favorites, Distance, Point on the Map, or Keyword. A keyword search requires that your vehicle's parking brake be engaged.
    • Zomato: Zomato (for Apple iOS 10.0+ and Android OS 5.0+) lets you search for and discover restaurants to eat out at or order in from. Browse through restaurant menus, photos, user reviews and ratings to decide where you want to eat, and use the map feature to guide you there.
    • MediaPlayer: WebLink's MediaPlayer allows you to access your Apple iOS or Android devices stored music and video library for playback (content must be stored on the device and not the cloud). From the receiver's touchscreen, you can browse your phone's music library by Artist, Album, Genres, Playlist, or Songs. You can also search your music by typing in an artist's name or a song title (the vehicle's parking brake has to be engaged for this feature). In addition, you get playback controls such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, & Random/Repeat. The receiver's screen will display song/artist/album information, along with album art.
    • Once you have your device connected to the head unit and you have selected WebLink as the source, the WebLink app is not controllable from your Apple iOS or Android device. If you need to control the WebLink app from your smartphone, you will have to disconnect your phone's cable from the Sony receiver.
    • The WebLink app must be opened as the primary app on your phone. If you press the home button or go to access other apps on your phone, the WebLink apps will pause on the Sony receiver, until the WebLink app is the primary app again. WebLink will not work with the app only running in the background.
    • Some apps within WebLink will require that your vehicle's parking brake be engaged to operate certain functions & features of the application.

    Smartphone Charging: The Sony receiver's USB port (labeled "USB1-Smartphone) provides 1.5A of current to power and charge your connected iPhone or Android smartphone device when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. If your iPhone or Android device has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it.

    USB Extension Note: The Sony XAV-AX7000's USB port (labeled "USB1-Smartphone) is attached to the rear-chassis via a 59" cable. Only an Apple certified Lightning-to-USB or Android-compliant USB cable when connecting your iPhone or Android device for CarPlay or Android Auto. Do not use any other USB extension cable and do not use 3rd party Lightning-to-USB or USB cables that are not Apple certified or Android compliant. Using other types of cables can result in CarPlay or Android Auto malfunction.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth 3.0: The Sony XAV-AX7000 is equipped with built-in Bluetooth 3,0, allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.6 (Hands Free Profile), PBAP 1.1 (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.3 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.3 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Sony XAV-AX7000. Please visit Sony eSupport for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled phones.

    Secure Simple Pairing: With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the Sony XAV-AX7000 without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. This unit can only be paired and connected with one Bluetooth device at a time.

    Hands-Free Communication (w/ External Mic): The Sony XAV-AX7000 supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled cell-phone. Bluetooth hands-free communication helps to minimize distraction while driving by allowing you to control your mobile phone from the head unit, so you don't have to touch your mobile phone. The controls of the XAV-AX7000 can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also features an external microphone (featuring adjustable gain), so you can carry on your side of the conversation while listening to the caller through your vehicles speakers. And thanks to the latest Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.6) with wideband speech capability, the XAV-AX7000 provides more natural sound quality and details during wireless calls.

    • Answering Calls: Incoming calls can be answered manually or automatically through the Sony head unit, while the ring tone is output from your car speakers and the caller's name or phone number is displayed on the head unit's touchscreen. Incoming calls can also be rejected if desired.
    • Dialing a Number: Using the XAV-AX7000, you can dial a phone number in a variety of ways.
      • Entering Phone #: Allows you to manually dial a phone number using the unit's touchscreen keypad.
      • Preset Dial: You can store up to 6 contacts in the preset dial for quick dialing from the unit's touchscreen.
      • Phone Book: You can transfer up to 1,000 contacts from your phone's phonebook and store them in the head unit for easy access using the unit's touchscreen monitor.
      • Call History: The unit will store the last 20 calls, allowing you to select a previous phone number quickly from the list.
      • Redial: Use this feature to easily redial the last number you called.
    • Phone Call Adjustments: During a conversation, you can adjust the ringtone volume, adjust the caller's voice volume level, adjust the microphone gain level, as well as switch between the Hands-Free Mode and the Hands-Held Mode (talking directly on your cell phone).

    Wireless Audio Streaming (w/ Metadata Display): The Sony XAV-AX7000 also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. You can stream stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled device to the XAV-AX7000.

    • SBC + AAC Codecs: In addition to support for the standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the XAV-AX7000 offers support of AAC. By supporting AAC, the Sony digital media receiver offers better audio performance of the music streamed from your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad.
    • Advanced Music Browsing: In addition to basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat), the XAV-AX7000 lets you browse your stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, etc. (AVRCP 1.4 phones only; which includes Android 4.0+ and iPhone 5.0+).
    • Song/Artist Info: The head unit will also display your music's song/artist information; such as Artist name, Song title, and Album title (no album art).
    Note: When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.

    USB & Radio Functions

    Dual USB Ports (for MSC & MTP Playback): The Sony XAV-AX7000 features two rear-panel USB (type-A) ports that are attached to the rear chassis via 7" cables, and comes with one 52" USB extension cable. Either USB port supports the connection of a USB MSC device, while one of the USB ports also supports connection of a USB MTP device. You'll be able to playback a variety of audio files on your compatible USB MSC or MTP device through the Sony receiver, as well as control playback and view song/artist information with album art. One of the USB ports also supports video playback from a USB MSC device. USB MSC and MTP devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the receiver's USB ports (USB1 = 1.5A / USB2 = 500mA), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    • MSC Playback: Both USB ports will support connection of a USB (mass storage class) device for playback from a USB thumbdrive or portable digital audio player (like a Sony Walkman). The USB port labeled "USB1-Smartphone" supports audio and video file playback, while the USB port labeled "USB2-USB Memory" only supports audio file playback. During USB MSC playback, the unit will provide control and song/artist display with album art.
    • MTP Playback: In addition to MSC playback, the USB port labeled" USB2-USB Memory" also supports connection of a MTP (media transfer protocol) device (including select Android smartphones) for playback of a variety of audio files. During USB MTP playback, the unit will provide control and song/artist display with album art.


    • Using both USB ports - you can have two USB MSC devices connected at the same time, one MSC and one MTP device connected at the same time, or one MSC or MTP device and one CarPlay or Android Auto device connected at the same time.
    • This unit's USB ports do not support connection of USB hubs or USB card-readers.

    Audio/Video File Compatibility: See chart below for compatible files types regarding USB MSC (mass storage class) and MTP (media transfer protocol) devices.

    Supported Features USB Ports
    USB1-Smartphone USB2-USB Memory
    File System FAT 12/16/32, exFAT FAT 12/16/32
    Audio Files MP3 (48-320kbps; 32-48kHz), WMA (48-192kbps; 44.1kHz), AAC (40-320kbps; 8-48kHz), FLAC (16-bit; 8-48kHz), WAV (16/24-bit; 8-48kHz) MP3 (48-320kbps; 32-48kHz), WMA (48-192kbps; 44.1kHz), AAC (40-320kbps; 8-48kHz)
    Video Files MPEG-4 (1280x720), WMV (720x480), MKV (1280x720), Xvid (1280x720) N
    CarPlay/Android Auto Compatible CarPlay, Android Auto N
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 1,000 Folders/20,000 Total Files 1,000 Folders/20,000 Total Files
    Charging 1.5A 500mA

    Digital Clarity Tuner w/ RDS: The Sony XAV-AX7000 is equipped with a Digital Clarity Tuner for clear AM/FM stereo sound with digital processing technology. The radio features 5 memory bands to store and receive AM/FM stations. You can store up to 6 presets each in FM1, FM2, FM3, AM1 and AM2 (total: 18 FM/12 AM). Preset tuning can be done manually or automatically.

    • BTM (Best Tuning Memory): BTM (Best Tuning Memory) selects stations with the best signals within the selected band and stores them in order of their frequency. You can select from FM1, FM2, FM3, AM1, and AM2.
    • RDS: FM stations with Radio Data System (RDS) service send inaudible digital information along with the regular radio program signal. Radio Data System (RDS) displays radio broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to compatible FM stations.

    SiriusXM-Ready: The Sony XAV-AX7000 is SiriusXM-Ready and compatible with the SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (220SXV300 sold separately). The SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner supports SiriusXM programming with access to 175+ SiriusXM channels via subscription; check out the most popular SiriusXM subscription packages here. Additional features of the SiriusXM Connect tuner include:

    • Channel list displays a list of all available channels
    • Category Search searches for channels in a certain category
    • Displayed Information such as Channel Name, Artist Name, & Song Title can be viewed on the head unit's LCD
    • Up to 18 SiriusXM Satellite Radio station presets
    • Channels containing unsuitable content for children can be blocked
    Note: A separate SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription is required (operates on the XM Network). However, you can easily add this SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio Discount Plan.

    Audio & DSP Section

    High Power Class-D Amplifier: A built-in 4-channel class-D amplifier delivers up to a maximum of 45 watts RMS (100 watts Peak) per channel; approximately twice that of most head units, and comparable to the power output of a compact, external digital amplifier. The built-in class-D amp delivers huge power with minimal interference, for audio that's crystal clear even at its loudest. Circuitry and components are carefully laid out for low-noise, highly efficient electric power transmission. Placing the power block close to the input and amp minimizes power loss, while electrolytic capacitors ensure precise, responsive bass. An oversized heat sink with an optimally designed fin structure ensures efficient ventilation for your amp.

    • Because of its high-powered amplifier design, the Sony XAV-AX7000 does require that a separate +12V constant power wire is run to the battery with a separate inline 15A fuse in vehicles with lower than a 15A fuse protecting the factory radio. Check out the "Accessories" tab for wiring kit.
    • This Sony receiver's built-in high-powered amplifier isn't compatible with car audio systems where the factory amplifier will remain active.

    CTA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the Sony XAV-AX7000 are compliant with the CTA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). These standards were developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and between manufacturers. The power output specs for the XAV-AX7000 are as follows:

    • Continuous Power Output: 45 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Peak Power Output: 100 watts x 4-channels (400 total watts)

    5ch/5V Preamp Outputs + Sub Control: The Sony XAV-AX7000 is equipped with 5-volt Front, Rear, & Sub pre-amp outputs giving you the ability to connect external amplifiers to your car stereo system. The unit's subwoofer preamp output is non-fading. You can adjust the subwoofer preamp output's volume level independently from the head unit's main volume control from -10 to +10 in 1dB increments. In addition, you can select the phase of the subwoofer output from Normal or Reverse.

    Note: You can also connect a subwoofer to this head unit without the need of a separate power amplifier. Simply connect a single subwoofer (4-8 ohm) directly to head unit's left or right rear speaker leads (but not both). Same subwoofer controls apply.

    Low-Pass & High-Pass Filter: The unit's subwoofer preout features a low pass filter with a selectable cut-off frequency of 50Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, or 120Hz. The front & rear speaker high-level and low-level outputs offer a selectable high-pass crossover frequency of 50Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, or Off. The slope of the low & high pass crossovers is 12dB.

    10-Band EQ: You can select from a variety of preset EQ curves. Select from R&B, Rock, Pop, Dance, Hip-Hop, Electronica, Jazz, Soul, Country, Custom, & Off. The Custom EQ preset mode allows you to tailor the sound to your personal preference with its 10-band graphic equalizer. Cut and boost ten different frequencies (32, 63, 125, 250, 500, 1k, 2k, 4k, 8k, 16k Hz) from -10 to +10 for unlimited sound sculpting options.

    Dynamic Stage Organizer (DSO): Sound waves are directional, so if your speakers are in your doors or under your dash, the audio may seem muddy or unclear. Dynamic Stage Organizer (DSO) adjusts the width and height of the soundstage, improving the stereo positioning so music sounds like it's coming from the dashboard.

    ExtraBass: Activate ExtraBass at the touch of a button for an instant, low-end boost. Unlike conventional bass boosters, ExtraBass minimizes distortion at all volume levels by automatically adjusting frequency and gain to their optimal positions.

    Beep Tone: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation (only when using the receiver's built-in amp). This function can be turned On or Off.

    Touchscreen/Remote/Camera Features

    6.95" Capacitive Touchscreen w/ Gesture Control: The Sony XAV-AX7000 digital media receiver is equipped with a 6.95" capacitive touchscreen that offers a crystal clear display and highly responsive touch-sensitive control. The ultra-slim 6.95" touchscreen display uses a bezel-less panel, for a smooth fit on the dashboard that blends seamlessly with your car interior. The 6.95" touchscreen monitor has a resolution of 800 RGB x 480 (1,152,000 pixels). With Gesture Control, you can perform frequently-used operations by simply swiping your finger on the touchscreen monitor to the left, right, up, or down (Gesture control is not supported by CarPlay or Android Auto).

    • Wallpaper: You can choose between five color wallpapers (Purple, Blue, Green, Red, Black) for the background image of the unit's touchscreen monitor.
    • Picture EQ: You can select a picture quality mode suitable for the interior brightness of your vehicle. You can choose from Dynamic, Standard, Theater, or Custom. This feature is only available when the parking brake is engaged and USB video is the selected source.
    • Aspect Ratio: You can also change the screen's aspect ratio to suit your video content. You can choose from Normal, Zoom, Full, or Captions. This feature is only available when the parking brake is engaged and USB video is the selected source.
    • Dimmer: To change the brightness of the display you can set the Sony receiver to one of two dimmer modes; Dimmer Auto (dims the display automatically when you turn your vehicle's lights on), or Dimmer On (display always dim). You can adjust the dimmer level from -5 to +5.
    Note: To prevent the displaying of video while the vehicle is in motion, the light green wire in the supplied harness must be connected to the vehicle's parking brake detection circuit. Video can only be displayed when the vehicle's parking brake is engaged. While the vehicle is in motion (parking brake off) - you can still enjoy CarPlay, Android Auto, & Bluetooth, as well as access audio adjustments.

    Front-Panel Buttons: Push-button controls along the bottom edge of the 6.95" touchscreen display provides instant access to commonly-used features such as volume, source, sound settings and voice control for safe and easy operation on the road

    Remote Control: The Sony XAV-AX7000 comes with an IR wireless remote control and supports compatibility with steering wheel remote adapters (sold separately).

    • IR Remote: The included IR remote (RM-X170) provides wireless control of the Sony receiver. The included wireless remote allows you to control the basic functions (not Bluetooth Phone) of the Sony head unit while keeping your eyes on the road.
    • SWC Input: This receiver is compatible with aftermarket steering wheel audio control adapters (sold separately) designed to retain your vehicles existing factory steering wheel controls (if equipped) once the factory radio is replaced with an aftermarket head unit.

    Rearview Camera Input: The Sony XAV-AX7000 is equipped with a composite video rearview camera input to connect a backup camera (sold separately - see Accessories Tab). By connecting a backup camera, you can use the in-dash receiver's touchscreen monitor to see what's behind you when backing up.

    • Parking Guide Lines: When a backup camera is connected and you are viewing a rearview image, parking guide lines appear on-screen making parking easy and safer. There are three color-coded horizontal guidelines. The parking guide lines can be customized to fit your type of vehicle better.
    • Auto-Switching: When your vehicle's shift lever is in the reverse position, the screen automatically switches to the rear view camera; the purple/white wire of the included harness must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for automatic video switching. Automatic video switching takes approximately 1.1 seconds. You can also manually select the rearview camera input from the head units touchscreen.
    Note: The rearview camera feature is meant as a backup aid only; never solely rely on the rearview camera when backing up. In addition to using the rearview camera, always look behind you to make sure everything is clear when backing up your vehicle.

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    Customer Q&A

    51 questions already asked

    How to turn down the volume on the side turn signal alarm?
    [ Bob  Sep 09, 2022 ]
    1 answer
    Greetings Bob, and thank you for your question. For that answer you might need technical support. If you purchased the Sony from Crutchfield you will have a tech support number on your shipping confirmation email. If you get the Sony elsewhere, maybe they can tell you how to lower the volume on the alarm, if not you can call Sony support at 800-472-7669.
    [ Thomas J.  Sep 09, 2022 ]  Staff
    I have an android phone and my wife has an iPhone. I would like to have one iPhone cable plugged into the USB when she drives the car and an android cable plugged into the other USB for me when I drive this car. Will this configuration work? I will leave both cables plugged in full time.
    [ Douglas  Jun 04, 2022 ]
    1 answer
    Although this radio features two USB ports, only one is capable of offering connection for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The other USB is only capable of charging and file playback from a USB memory device. You would need to switch cables for the phones with the smartphone enable USB port in order to use CarPlay or Android Auto depending on who is using the radio.
    [ Z  Jun 05, 2022 ]  Staff
    Crutchfield is suggesting to put a direct power feed to the battery via a item#007CK12 when installing the AX7000. If I'm paying extra for plug-n-play wiring would a power lead be left to connect too? If not I am cutting into the wiring I paid for to make it easy?
    [ Scott  Mar 02, 2022 ]
    1 answer
    More information is needed to check exactly how the wires will be connected with the ReadyHarness service. I recommend contacting an advisor by calling 1-800-324-9695 to check
    [ Paul  Mar 05, 2022 ]  Staff
    If I have an iPod touch (7th generation). Will this play audio through the Bluetooth or do I have to plug it into the usb for it to work? Thank you.
    [ Jason  Feb 19, 2022 ]
    5 answers
    I have not idea, but I am pretty sure you can use the lightning cable to connect to usb. I guess it wont work. I had some Bluetooth devices on my car and I do not remember seeing them listed on the head unit. I hope this helps
    [ Jaime  Feb 19, 2022 ]
    It will play through Bluetooth
    [ CHARLES  Feb 19, 2022 ]
    I have this hooked to the amplifier which has Bluetooth so I play i through the amps Bluetooth. It sure if you can play it through the Bluetooth on the head unit alone. I believe you can but I'm not 100 percent sure. Maybe reach out to crutchfield. They have a great customer service and you can chat with them live through their website chat feature. Good luck. It's a good head unit.
    [ PATRICK  Feb 19, 2022 ]
    I don't see why you couldn't use Bluetooth
    [ CHARLES  Feb 19, 2022 ]
    It will Bluetooth in just fine.
    [ mark  Feb 19, 2022 ]
    Can the factory microphone be used on installation in 2013 F150 4X4?
    [ Senor Chucko  Nov 06, 2021 ]
    1 answer
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ Kenny  Nov 10, 2021 ]  Staff
    Hello, I have this hooked up to some good sony speakers (about 100$each) and a sound ordinance powered sub. Every once in a while, the stereo will cut out and say "Check audio output connections for a short or improper Impedance load". I checked every wire, power/ground connections, used different speakers, everything I could think of but it still happens. I can reset it by shutting the car off for a couple minutes then it's working again, but it happens multiple times a week. Does anybody have any idea what it could be? Thx
    [ Catalano25  Aug 21, 2021 ]
    4 answers
    Hello Catalano25, I had a similar situation with this unit, however I found the issue was gone after installing an amplifier. The one I chose was Alpine 450U (The universal compact one), but I am pretty sure, any amp would work. I found myself that this radio is so powerful that to prevent radio's damage or damage the speakers, it cut off itself. I hope this helps.
    [ Jaime  Aug 25, 2021 ]
    Try grounding the stereo directly to the battery negative terminal.
    [ JOSEPH  Aug 25, 2021 ]
    Low battery voltage/low alternator output can cause issues. Had that message come on while driving on interstate, 2 hours later alternator began to drop voltage. Replaced alternator and have not had any issues for the last 10k miles
    [ GARRETT  Aug 24, 2021 ]
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
    [ Krissy  Aug 24, 2021 ]  Staff
    I cannot get my car play to show on my screen when my Harley is running. Itâ??ll only show on my screen when the bike is turned on in the Accy mode. Whatâ??s causing this problem?
    [ Marzet  Apr 10, 2021 ]
    1 answer
    Are you plugged in with apple phone to usb 1 if so sometimes you have to wait before plugging in or remove plug and plug in again . Don't forget to check firmware version is up to date. My wife only uses it with usb plug
    [ Robbie  Apr 10, 2021 ]
    I noticed the XAV-5000 suggests a PAC RP4.2-TY11 Wiring Interface to support preserving the factory backup camera, as well as the factory usb port. It is included in the installation gear. This model (7000) does not suggest it as recommended installation gear. Is it something that would still be required for preservation of the backup camera/usb port in this model?
    [ jonathon  Apr 08, 2021 ]
    1 answer
    Typically, interfaces like that PAC model will work on a lot of receivers with similar wiring needs such as these two models. It may be a programming glitch or a true benefit for this AX7000 model to work with those other parts. I recommend contacting an advisor by calling 1-800-324-9695 to get a personal check for your vehicle
    [ Paul  May 08, 2021 ]  Staff
    it says it come with a steering remote. is that mean we don't need to buy a module to control the radio via the steering?
    [ Haim  Mar 24, 2021 ]
    2 answers
    There's a thin remote control, but. I steering remote per set. I was under the impression most cars need a module but some may not. Mine did and works great once programmed correctly to match buttons of preference, which is easily done in the setup process.
    [ DAVID  Mar 25, 2021 ]
    Hello, Remote control is included with the stereo. Steering wheel integration is purchased separately from Crutchfield. They should should it when you add the stereo to cart
    [ VIKTAR  Mar 24, 2021 ]
    Is this radio capable of mirroring your phone?
    [ Jon  Feb 22, 2021 ]
    1 answer
    This radio does not mirror a smartphone. It does support a few different smartphone interfaces that help integrate specific apps through the radio and its touchscreen. I recommend contacting an advisor by calling 1-800-324-9695 to check specific apps
    [ Paul  Mar 14, 2021 ]  Staff
    what sub and connector would be recommended for the direct connect without an add on amp with the XAV-XA7000?
    [ raymond  Feb 01, 2021 ]
    1 answer
    The subwoofers that we offer change over time. This question is best put to one of our product advisors that can be reached by calling 1-800-324-9695 who can discuss all your goals, mounting location, etc... to give a personal recommendation on which subwoofer best meets your goals.
    [ Paul  Feb 20, 2021 ]  Staff
    If I make a direct connection to my car's battery as recommended, will that not eventually drain it? That is, even with the ignition switch off, is there some slight draw from the stereo that will eventually drain my car's battery? How does this work?
    [ John  Dec 22, 2020 ]
    5 answers
    Yes you will have a small drain due to things like keeping the clock and channel presets, etc. It will be very minimal and worth it in my opinion. I don't think the direct connection for the amp will have any drain as long as it's properly wired through the ignition switch as this will open the circuit for the amp. I have this stereo wired as suggested on my Harley-Davidson and haven't had a single issue in terms of battery drain and it uses a much smaller battery. Hope this helps.
    [ Kevin  Dec 23, 2020 ]
    I have found the answer - it's in the manual ".. do not connect without an ACC position.." What this means is the "ACC position" (red wire) is the master power switch. If ACC is off, no power is drawn, including through the dedicated battery-direct line (yellow wire).
    [ John  Dec 22, 2020 ]
    I can't answer that. My installer wired the power the way the old stereo was wired, through the ignition switch. So if the ignition is off, the unit can't be powered on.
    [ Franco  Dec 22, 2020 ]
    I did not connect to battery. It is connected through the factory radio harness. I would recommend installing through the fuse box on a hot circuit. This way clock, memory and other features will not be reset constantly.
    [ Shawn  Dec 22, 2020 ]
    No it will not it is such a small draw Of power it's the equivalent to having the same draw of power in a normal factory radio that draws the power to keep the clock at the right time hope that answers your question
    [ robert  Dec 22, 2020 ]
    This sayd doesnt fit on a mazda mx-5 2008 but the XAV-AX5000 does. Both have 6.95 screens.. how come? Is the information wrong?
    [ Israel  Dec 13, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    The 7000 has a deeper chassis design due to the built in amplifier. The screen is the same size but due to power output it is larger in the back .
    [ FLINT  Dec 13, 2020 ]
    Does an iphone need to be plugged into the back for Apple play to work? or can all the features of apple play be done via bluetooth?
    [ Joseph  Dec 06, 2020 ]
    3 answers
    No, has to be plugged in to the supplied usb extension for apple and Android phones. They do make a BT adapter the can be plugged in that USB to make wireless
    [ NATHAN  Dec 07, 2020 ]
    There is a usb plug for Apple play
    [ LARRY  Dec 07, 2020 ]
    Carplay, when it works, requires that your phone be plugged in to the back, this does not have wireless car play. I find that i have to continually plug unplug the phone a few times before the receiver recognizes the phone. Then, sometimes car play just disconnects as if you unplugged the phone. Tried multiple lightning cables, and 4 different iPhones, same results. If you're looking for reliable car play, suggest you look elsewhere...
    [ Bruce  Dec 06, 2020 ]
    Does this stereo have weblink?
    [ daehyun  Nov 30, 2020 ]
    2 answers
    Yes it does.
    [ ARIA  Dec 01, 2020 ]
    Yes, weblink is supported. I tried it once, but performance was sub par.
    [ VIKTAR  Nov 30, 2020 ]
    With car play plugged on one of the usb cable with an iPhone, will I still be able to answer a call from a second iPhone thru the unit via Bluetooth? I have a KENWOOD in my dash right now and my issue is not able to answer the second phone thru hands free when the first phone is plugged with car play.
    [ Islandboy  Nov 15, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    Your description will happen no matter which Apple CarPlay receiver you choose because when Apple CarPlay is active with a phone, that phone is tying up the Bluetooth connection. Apple CarPlay requires both Bluetooth and a data (USB or WiFi) connections to work. I wish I had different news for you there
    [ Paul  Dec 01, 2020 ]  Staff
    I'm installing this in a 2018 Subaru Forester XT, can I use the existing stock wiring harness that connects to the 4 door speakers and 2 tweeters? These are upgraded Subaru Kicker speakers but I don't have RCA cables run to them. I see that the back of the unit has RCA inputs but I dont have RCA cables from my speakers.
    [ Neel  Sep 25, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    This will come with a harness (shown plugged into the back in our next-to-last last picture of this receiver) which has the speaker wires used to connect and power those speakers. We have advisors that can help make sure you are getting the correct installation parts as well. You can reach them by calling 1-800-324-9695 to get their help
    [ Paul  Oct 18, 2020 ]  Staff
    Can you run the internal 45x4 amplifier for door speakers, as well connect an external amplifier to the the front and rear RCA inputs to run more speakers simultaneously? Or does the radio block out the rca inputs when the internal amp is utilized?
    [ LeviM  Sep 22, 2020 ]
    2 answers
    Good question, When I use the internal amplifier and the radio gets reset at a volume level of 32, To fix that I purchase an Apline Amplifier KP450U and replaced the OEM Speakers, after doing that I did not have any issue with the radio anymore. I would suggest doing that if you want to have a very quality sound.
    [ Jaime  Oct 14, 2020 ]
    I'm not sure if I can answer your question but I will try. I have focal component speakers in which a 5 channel Separate amp is running the tweeters and the front knee panel woofers. The amp is also powering the jl audio sub in the back. The Sony head unit is running the speakers in the roll Bar. The system thumps. Puts out really good clear sound with a nice thump and good rumble. It sounds awesome. I am thinking about upgrading the focal speakers in the sound bar and adding an additional amp to really make those speakers in the roll bar come to life. This was the setup recommended by crutch field and also a separate stereo installation place near me. Of course it could sound better, louder, more bass but it would take more money. I am very happy with the Sony head unit. Especially when you hit the extra bass function......Wow! Talk about full sound which really hits hard! People can hear me coming from a long way away.
    [ PATRICK  Oct 14, 2020 ]
    Does this item have a trim ring?
    [ Kenneth  Sep 17, 2020 ]
    2 answers
    [ John  Nov 03, 2021 ]
    [ Oscar  Sep 17, 2020 ]
    Does the XAV-AX7000 work in a 2019 Harley Davidson Tri Glide?
    [ Robert  Aug 22, 2020 ]
    2 answers
    I do not have an idea, however I've seen people talking about their experiences using it on Harley F.
    [ Jaime  Aug 22, 2020 ]
    If you have a double DIN space it will fit. I don't believe this unit is weather proof though maybe try a marine style receiver.
    [ mark  Aug 22, 2020 ]
    Does the mic work to turn volume up or what is the mic for?
    [ debra  Aug 17, 2020 ]
    5 answers
    The mic is primarily used for phone calls when your device is connected to the receiver via android auto or apple carplay. Its also used for voice activated tasks like " ok google" or "hey siri"
    [ jeremy  Aug 18, 2020 ]
    It basically just gives it the ability to use Siri. You wont find yourself using it that often
    [ LOGAN  Aug 18, 2020 ]
    no sure I don't really use it when I am riding, I believe the mic is for the phone to do a search, hit voice and talk into the mic
    [ alex  Aug 17, 2020 ]
    Not volume, but for Phone calls, Siri or google voice commands, etc. Originally believed the adapter I bought would let me use my factory mic in my car but it does not... mic is easily run around windshield to your preferred location. I placed mine above my rear view mirror, cabling is out of sight and runs to the receiver under the dash
    [ DAVID  Aug 17, 2020 ]
    The mic is for Bluetooth Enter an answer to this question.
    [ Nathan  Aug 17, 2020 ]
    Does the Mic work in a Slingshot, which is a 3 wheel autocycle? Harley people say it does not work well because of road noise. Would that also be the case in Our Slingshot?
    [ debra  Aug 17, 2020 ]
    2 answers
    I do not have a Slingshot BUT when my installer mounted our mic he explained that he was mounting it down on the steering column versus mounting it at the top of the windshield because the turbulence from the defrost fan would be picked up by the mic and would make a ton of interfering noise. Up to you to decide how much turbulence your mic might pickup in your slingshot. My defroster fan is not exactly a high-volume unit.
    [ Richard  Aug 19, 2020 ]
    I did not even install the Mic. With wind noes it will be hard to hear.
    [ H  Aug 17, 2020 ]
    Does this receiver support iPod controls, artwork, and music via usb??
    [ Kendrick  Aug 13, 2020 ]
    6 answers
    Hi, it would utilize Carplay in the same way it does for the iPhone. So you'd be able to tell Siri what to play and browse Artists/albums on screen. I find it easier to pick music on the phone directly and then control play/pause & skip on unit itself. Artwork will show. Of course this all depends on the very of iPod. I would think it would have to be able to run the latest iOS.
    [ Craig  Sep 02, 2020 ]
    I don't think that would work. The receiver supports iPhones with CarPlay. I think the oldest iPhone that will work is an iPhone 5. Since iPods don't really use iOS, they probably would not get recognized. Your best bet would be to consult the manual, which is available in PDF form on Crutchfield's page for the receiver. Good luck!
    [ William  Sep 01, 2020 ]
    I believe so if you mean an iPod touch - it supports CarPlay, but only through USB. The USB cable is located in the back of the receiver, so you'll have to custom fit it to have the USB come out if you would like that.
    [ JACK  Sep 01, 2020 ]
    It supports apple car play which you can control either through your Iphone or the receiver to play apple music/itunes, spotify, pandora, podcasts, maps and other carplay compatible apps. Your device has to be plugged in via lightning cable for this to work. You can also stream audio via Bluetooth wirelessly. Unsure if you were referring to Ipod or iphone. If you use an ipod, depending on the generation you may have to look up and see if it is compatible with Carplay, but you should still beable to use Bluetooth.
    [ RONALD  Aug 31, 2020 ]
    Yes it does as soon as you connect it. It's really easy to use too. Best purchase I've done radio wise.
    [ JOSE  Aug 31, 2020 ]
    Yes - it supports apple car play, and it shows the album artwork on the screen. CarPlay only works if you have the USB connected
    [ Mario  Aug 31, 2020 ]
    Does anyone else have a problem getting MP3 album art to display? If you had the problem how did you fix it?
    [ Johann  Jun 18, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
    [ Krissy  Jul 01, 2020 ]  Staff
    Can you stream music from your iphone while it is connected and using nagigation such as waze on car play?
    [ joe  May 30, 2020 ]
    2 answers
    I don't think so, I don't have an iPhone, but on my android, I think you can either stream music or use waze, but not both.
    [ Joey  Jun 01, 2020 ]
    Yes you can
    [ DIANE  May 30, 2020 ]
    Will this head unit run 4 channels, Front R, L and Back R, L in addition to a subwoofer?All with the internal amp?
    [ kevin  May 29, 2020 ]
    5 answers
    [ bugs.luna  May 30, 2020 ]
    No. It is a 4 channel amp internal. You can bridge 2 channels for a sub. It's either 4 or 3 channels
    [ Sean  May 30, 2020 ]
    No. It's just 45 watts x4 rms. 100x4 peak. You will need an external amplifier connected to the Subwoofer pre amp output.
    [ jeremy  May 30, 2020 ]
    Yeah, I believe so but tbh I returned it. Did not believe I was getting what I paid for. Nothing on crutchfield, all on Sony. The thing just felt cheap and for 500 should not be like that... That's just my opinion tho
    [ Zackary  May 30, 2020 ]
    Hi, Will do, however I had some issues bringing the volume up too high, at some point the head unit freezes. I purchased a Alpine KTP-455U and it is working great.
    [ Jaime  May 29, 2020 ]
    if i upgrade my phone to the iphone 12 will it be compatible ?
    [ Luis  May 26, 2020 ]
    4 answers
    Yes, it is
    [ H  May 26, 2020 ]
    iPhone 12 has not been released yet, so all the features cannot be known, as it relates to compatibility. However, key functions, such as Bluetooth and CarPlay will certainly be compatible. I am sure that Sony is working closely to insure that the stereo will handle all of the features currently supported in the iPhone 11 Pro, which will also be available in the iPhone 12. I would buy this stereo with confidence and have had great performance from it so far.
    [ NICHOLAS  May 26, 2020 ]
    Yes we install Sony XAV Units everyday. And the Apple CarPlay feature will recognize any iOS platform
    [ CODY  May 26, 2020 ]
    Well i have iPhone 11 wife has 10 its apple car play you plug it into lightning cable and automatically comes up eorks great my wife loves it
    [ Robbie  May 26, 2020 ]
    Will this HU fit in a 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Jk with no Alpine system??
    [ Chris  May 20, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Krissy  Jun 03, 2020 ]  Staff
    Crutchfield's response to my previous question says that my I need to run a new wire directly to the battery because my Scion FRS circuit is a 7.5a fuse. Will I not be taking full advantage of the amp if I don't? Even if I don't need to max out my volume, will there be a sound quality difference?
    [ Jason  May 12, 2020 ]
    4 answers
    There seem to be several reviews that mention random problem that were cured with a direct battery power connection. I had this situation myself (10amp max) on my install. I had already wired an six fuse panel direct to the battery so it was easy to provide a dedicated 15amp circuit for this unit. No problems, very happy with it.
    [ DAVID  May 12, 2020 ]
    You won't be taking full advantage of this headunit if you don't run a direct wire. However, I did not run a direct wire due to wanting to get the radio up and running sooner. The sound is decent and I haven't had to max it out yet, but I'm sure there's more potential.
    [ CASEY  May 12, 2020 ]
    Just run the wire to your battery with a fuse. This radio has a built in amp which can draw more amps and strain your stock wires. Follow directions and you will be happy. This is a great sounding and powerful head unit.
    [ Brian  May 12, 2020 ]
    The 7.5A fuse will not limit the radio to 7.5A. The radio will draw whatever power it needs and will blow the fuse. If you do not run the separate power and ground, it's not worth spending the extra money over the xav-av5000.
    [ IAN  May 12, 2020 ]
    Do I need to run power from my battery to take advantage of the 45 watt amp that is built in? I want to buy this, and later upgrade my factory speakers to aftermarket ones. I have a powered sub already.
    [ Isaac  Apr 28, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    Yes, I bought the 12 gauge wiring kit from Crutchfield for 20$. Especially if you run 2 ohm speakers. I also upgraded speaker wires to 16 gauge also, cause my Nissan uses 22 gauge wire.
    [ Joey  Apr 28, 2020 ]
    Wondering why this model says it won't fit in a 2008 Pontiac grand prix when the ax-5000 does ?
    [ Rodney  Apr 26, 2020 ]
    4 answers
    I installed by sony ax7000 in a 2008 MB Sprinter van there was lots of room in the dash to install it. The only thing that comes to mind is the 2008 Pontic may not have the depth to accept this unit.
    [ John  Apr 26, 2020 ]
    it depends how deep is the dash in the Pontiac. it could be few factors that you don't know until you try it! the good thing, Crutchfield gives you 60 days warranty in case you are not satisfy with the product. Jaime
    [ Jaime  Apr 26, 2020 ]
    I would assume it would fit. It's essentially the same unit as the ax 5000 but the 7000 has higher speaker output thus it might have a larger amplifier or heat sink protruding out the backside. Do a side by side comparison you'll see the rear view is slightly different.
    [ jeremy  Apr 26, 2020 ]
    They might not have custom brackets made for that model
    [ Zackary  Apr 26, 2020 ]
    Is this compatible with idatalink?
    [ Tyler  Apr 23, 2020 ]
    2 answers
    What are you using idatalink for? If steering wheel controls, this radio has software built in to set up steering wheel controls, in my Nissan I had to connect 3 wires, controls work perfect, but this feature only works on resistance type controls.
    [ Joey  Apr 28, 2020 ]
    I do not have an Idatalink in my vehicle, so I can not answer your question.
    [ Franco  Apr 23, 2020 ]
    Will this fit a 2007 Chevy Silverado 1500 ext cab New Body Style? It says it does but then says it does not in the notes. The RCA's will hit because they are on top half of unit if used. It seems all the Sony head units have RCA on top half of radio.
    [ Brian  Apr 22, 2020 ]
    3 answers
    I had to dremel out thin plastic backing of truck behind head unit. It is snug but will fit. 2012 Silverado crew cab with 5' bed.
    [ Sean  Apr 22, 2020 ]
    I have no idea the main body of stereo is the top half of touch screen so connections are towards the top
    [ Robbie  Apr 22, 2020 ]
    Yes it fits without modification to either truck or head unit.
    [ ALLAN  Apr 22, 2020 ]
    Curious as to why this model will not fit a 2010 Camaro? It has the same screen size as the sony ax-5000 that says it will fit a 2010 camaro.
    [ Chris  Mar 23, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    Hi Chris, thank you for your question. If your Camaro came equipped with the Boston Acoustics factory upgraded sound system, the Sony XAV-AX7000, will not fit due to the dash kit fitment. Feel free to chat with us online or by phone at 1-800-324-9695, an Advisor will be happy to help you check fitment, or answer any additional questions you may have.
    [ Jess  Apr 10, 2020 ]  Staff
    It is mentioned that I will need to add a fuse and better wire to the radio is that included?
    [ Nikoli  Mar 23, 2020 ]
    2 answers
    No it is not included. Suggest reading through the manual - all answers are found there.
    [ John  Jan 06, 2021 ]
    I've been running this for weeks without a separate wire running to the battery. It's not mentioned in the user manual either.
    [ Joshua  Mar 23, 2020 ]
    Is this compatible with an Iphone 7+?
    [ Greg  Mar 08, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    I see no reason as long as the 7+ is running the current iOS why it wouldn't be compatible
    [ Nathan  Mar 08, 2020 ]
    Is this compatible with an Iphone 7+?
    [ Greg  Mar 08, 2020 ]
    5 answers
    Hi Greg, yes this stereo works with the iPhone 7Plus. - Jim
    [ James  Mar 10, 2020 ]
    Yes. Since CarPlay really runs off of your phone's iOS, any modern iPhone will work, but those running the latest iOS have the latest CarPlay features. I have an old iPhone 5 and it works, but it runs the last version of CarPlay because it's stuck on the older iOS (so no album cover art etc) I actually use an iPhone 7 Plus and it works great. Love CarPlay!
    [ DAVID  Mar 08, 2020 ]
    [ Casey LaSall  Mar 08, 2020 ]
    A great with an iPhone 6+
    [ Eddie  Mar 08, 2020 ]
    I supposed if it has CarPlay. Works great with the X
    [ Todd  Mar 08, 2020 ]
    Will this still fit in a double din application being it's a single din body?
    [ Shawn  Mar 03, 2020 ]
    2 answers
    Double Din only.
    [ Oscar  Mar 03, 2020 ]
    This head unit flush mounts in a double din space with the appropriate bezel. The single din chassis is awesome because the extra space is good to pack all the wires and modules.
    [ ALLAN  Mar 03, 2020 ]
    I purchased this radio for my Harley, I'm having trouble connecting the Sena intercom to it. Is this unit capable of putting out a Bluetooth signal or does it only receive it?
    [ Brandon  Jan 31, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    Not sure haven't tried it with sena which i have cardo for my helmet dont have installed in a motorcycle I installed in my toyota and Bluetooth is seemless both voice communication with Apple car play and phone
    [ Robbie  Jan 31, 2020 ]
    Since this includes a higher powered internal amp, would I need to run new wires from the battery or will stock wiring hold up? I drive a 2016 Scion FRS.
    [ Jason  Nov 26, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    [ PARK HYOUN  Dec 18, 2019 ]
    The radio requires a power wire with a minimum of a 15 amp fuse. The circuit in your vehicle is only only a 7.5 amp fuse. you will need to run a new power wire, yes.
    [ Calvin  Dec 16, 2019 ]  Staff
    this unit handles a backup camera?
    [ Brian  Oct 28, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    yes it does
    [ Ryan  Nov 07, 2019 ]
    Yes it does, I chose not to due to mounting location on the 4runner
    [ Shawn  Nov 07, 2019 ]
    You say water resistant, but Sony says it is not. Why the false advertising or is Sony lying to me?
    [ Jeffrey  Oct 24, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    I have this stereo on a Harley-Davidson and have rode in several rain storms without issues from the buttons or screen. I can't tell you it's water-proof, only that I've personally had no issues from rain so far.
    [ Kevin  Dec 23, 2020 ]
    Thanks Jeffrey. I checked with our writers and the buyer for Sony car gear. This is correct that the buttons are weather-sealed. We've reached out to Sony about getting this updated on their site. We may remove this reference in the short term to help avoid any confusion.
    [ Jess  Nov 01, 2019 ]  Staff
    what version of bluetooth is installed on the Sony XAV-AX7000?
    [ David  Oct 18, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    Not sure which but I'm assuming the latest
    [ LARRY  Dec 07, 2020 ]
    It is Bluetooth 3.0. :)
    [ Calvin  Oct 25, 2019 ]  Staff

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