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Amplify your ride – Sony’s MEX-XB100BT with the world’s first*1 100W x 4 built-in digital amplifier for a totally new in car sound experience

Press release   •   Apr 28, 2015 07:00 BST

-The most crisp, powerful sound ever achieved with a 1-DIN CD-Receiver

-NFC/ Bluetooth® one-touch connection

-Voice Control by SongPal2.1 & Siri Eyes Free*2

Nothing feels as good as speeding over the highway, seeking the thrill of total freedom while listening to your favourite tunes blasting through the speakers. The MEX-XB100BT packs a world’s-first 100W x 4(max.) high power class-D amplifier along with an array of sound-enhancement technologies that create an energetic, vibrant sound that is sure to make the CD-Receiver your perfect partner throughout all your driving adventures.

Thanks to the Mega Bass you can enhance low frequency tones that deliver rich and solid bass and add real depth to your playlists. For bass enthusiasts, the best matching XB full range speaker series are available to ensure further listening enjoyment with no hassle of adding a subwoofer to the system.

You can even make sound adjustments to your in-car speaker system with Time Alignment and 10-band Equalizer enabled by Sony’s sophisticated Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technology which lets you customise the sound output for best acoustic results.

By downloading the Sony SongPal app from the Google Play Store and connecting your smartphone to the MEX-XB100BT via one-touch NFC/ Bluetooth®, you can easily play music saved on your device and even take control over basic functions of car audio and smartphone apps. Just issue voice commands after pressing the integrated VOICE key on the head unit to call your friends, listen to messages and notifications or even operate functions such as navigation and music apps, without ever having to touch or look at your smartphone.

Voice control is also available for your iOS devices as the MEX-XB100BT comes with Siri Eyes Free, so you can ask Siri to call friends, select and play music, hear and compose text messages, read notifications, and more. Now you can get things done with minimal distractions when you’re behind the wheel.

In preparation for a night out whilst driving to your friends you can activate the 2-zone Dynamic Colour Illuminator to illuminate your car with the CD receiver’s integrated LEDs. You can choose from up to 35,000 LED variations to match the in-car décor with separate colour assignment on high contrast LCD. With Sony’s integrated beat sensing technology the LED can change its colour, pulsing optimally to either sound pressure or the back beat of the music, so that you can recreate a real clubbing atmosphere even while you’re on the road.

Selected technical specifications:

Max Output Power(4ohm, 1kHz,16V)(W) 100W x 4
Pre Out x 3
High Voltage Pre Out 5V
Sub Out Yes
Sub Woofer adjust (LEVEL) Yes
Sub Woofer Phase Yes
Aux-In Yes (Front)
USB Yes (Front)
Time Alignment Preset Yes
Time Alignment Custom Yes (Adjustment)
Rear Bass Enhancer Yes
EQ Yes (EQ10)
Loudness No
Balance Yes
Fader Yes
High Pass Filter Yes (OFF/50/60/80/100/120)
Low Pass Filter Yes (50/60/80/100/120)
Advanced Auto Volume (AAV) Yes
Subwoofer Direct Connection Yes
Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) Yes
ClearAudio+ Yes
iPod Control
Repeat Yes (Track, Album, Artist, Playlist, Genre, Podcast)
Shuffle Yes (Genre, Album, Artist, Playlist, Device, Podcast)
Pause Yes
Resume Play Yes
List Browsing (Folders / Files) Yes
Passenger Control Yes
Speed Dial Yes (6x1=6memories)
Call History (#of) Yes(20 numbers via PBAP)
Last Dialed call Yes
Phonebook Access via PBAP Yes
Connection Status (Maximum #) [1HFP/PBAP+1Audio]
# of records connected 9 (HFP+Audio)
Echo/Noise Canceller Yes (mode1/mode2)
Ring Alert Select Yes (Internal/Cellular)
Ring Volume Level Control Yes
Call Volume Level Control Yes
MIC GAIN Adjustment Yes (Low/Mid/Hi)
Voice Control Yes
External Microphone Supplied

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*1Sony study as of January 2015

*2Siri is available on iPhone 4s or later and iPod touch (5th generation) and requires Internet access. Siri may not be available in all languages or in all areas, and features may vary by area. Cellular data charges may apply.

Google Play is a trademark of Google Inc.

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