For years, the industry has focused on controlling smartphones with stereos. Now Sony has taken the next logical step forward with their new CD receivers equipped with App Remote, turning smartphone interactivity into a two-way street.
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Marine receivers are available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and configurations. Our handy guide will help you find the receiver that's right for your boat.
Steve, Crutchfield TV expert, explains what LCD TV refresh rates really mean, and how refresh rates higher than 240Hz are achieved with backlight scanning. Find out if a TV with a high refresh rate is right for you.
Want to get amazing sound from digital tunes with your home stereo? That's what Sony offers with this high-resolution server and player. Can it please your ears while offering more convenience than computer-based setups? I took it home to find out.
If you're looking for better sound quality on the go, Sony's Hi-Res Walkman has a lot to offer in a very small package.
HD Radio reception, Bluetooth®, Pandora®, and iPhone® controls - there's a lot going on with Sony's MEX-GS810BH CD receiver. And Sony's AppRemote feature gives you some cool control options. Take a look in this demo video.
Sony's MEX-GS610BT CD receiver boasts AppRemote tech for ease of use, and comes equipped with Bluetooth, iPhone®, and Pandora® control, to name a few. Check out some of its moves in this demo video.
Bluetooth®, an HD Radio™ tuner, and a variable color display - Sony's MEX-N6000BH CD receiver has a lot to offer. And it pairs easily with many mobile devices thanks to NFC technology. Take a closer look in this demo video.
Ditching the discs and going digital doesn't have to break the bank. Sony's DSX-A40UI digital media receiver offers an impressive list of features for its price range, along with USB and aux connections for your devices. Check it out in this demo video.
Car A/V editor Matt Freeman took a Sony Alpha a3000 camera with him on a road trip to review it.
Sony's XAV-602BT DVD receiver offers some cool smartphone connectivity options for select Android and iOS® phones with MirrorLink and AppRemote. And this comprehensive receiver also features Bluetooth® hands-free calling and audio streaming along with Pandora® controls. Check out some of its moves in this demo video.
Sony's efficient GS car amplifiers give you clean, effective power to make your car audio system sing. There are two GS models: a 4-channel, and a mono subwoofer amp. Both feature RCA and speaker-level inputs and are backed by a 3-year Sony warranty.
Crutchfield Car A/V writer Ken takes a trip to the Crutchfield Labs to talk about USB and iPhone 5 use with Sony Tune Tray car stereos. He examines the issues involved when you attempt to use the Tune Tray while employing the adapters necessary for use of iPods and iPhones with the Lightning connector.
Sony's XAV-64BT DVD receiver has Bluetooth® for audio streaming and hands-free calling. If you're a Pandora® fan with an Android or Blackberry device, that means you can pair your phone to the XAV-64BT for complete Pandora® control without ever connecting a wire. Take a closer look at the XAV-64BT in this display and controls demo video.
On the outside, Sony's DSX-210X looks a lot like your typical in-dash receiver. But it's what's behind the faceplate that counts on this neat design — flip the face forward, and out pops what Sony calls the "Tune Tray," a custom-made pocket for your iPod®. Take a look at that, and more, in this demo video.
Sony's CDX-GT660UP CD receiver puts an impressive set of visual and audio delights at your fingertips. It'll match its display and button colors to your dash or the beat of your music, and gives you a variety of musical options — including in-dash control of PANDORA® Internet radio. Take a look in this short control and displays demo video.
The Sony Xplod CDX-GT700HD CD receiver combines the ability to play all your favorite media with a built-in HD Radio™ tuner that'll take you to the cutting edge of radio. Plus, you can connect and control your iPod® without having to buy an optional adapter, and you'll even find convenient front panel USB and auxiliary inputs for your portables. Check it out in this display and controls demo.
Sony's XAV-601BT is the first aftermarket receiver that works with the MirrorLink system, which makes it the easiest way to get in-dash control over select smartphones, such as some Android™ and Nokia Symbian models. And this Sony has the other features you expect from a full-featured DVD receiver, including Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and audio streaming. Take a closer look in this display and controls demo video.
We reviewed the Sony XS-GS1720 coaxial and XS-GS1720S component speakers in the Crutchfield Labs to learn how they performed. The results: pretty good!