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6.1" Detachable Touchscreen Display: The Sony
XAV-602BT DVD receiver features a 6.1" widescreen (17:9) touchscreen LCD
monitor. The WVGA LCD monitor has a high resolution of 800 (H) x 480 (V)
x RGB; with 1,152,000 total pixels. The LCD monitor provides touchscreen
controls with interactive video graphics, making menu navigation easy.
- Gesture Commands (with Touch Effect): You can
perform frequently-used operations by making command strokes across
the XAV-602BT's touchscreen display. Draw a horizontal line
left-to-right to skip/seek forward or draw a horizontal line
right-to-left to skip/seek backward. You can also draw a vertical
line upwards to fast-forward a video or skip forward in a folder; as
well as draw a vertical line downwards to reverse a video or skip
backward in a folder. When the Touch Effect feature is activated the
touchscreen will display a light trail where you have touched the
- Background Themes: You can select between
various background themes for the head unit's touchscreen monitor.
Choose from Animal, Balloon, Gate, Glow, Graffiti, Ink, Random, or
- Icon Adjustment: You can choose for the unit's
Home screen menu icons to be displayed based on how often they are
used or by system default. These same icons can be displayed in a 2D
or 3D mode.
Note: For your convenience, this unit is equipped with a
multiple language display. You can select the language which is best
suited to your first language; English, French, Spanish, Portuguese,
German, Dutch, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Korean, or Tai.
Detachable Display w/ Caution Alarm: The unit's 6.1"
touchscreen monitor is detachable and comes with a carrying pouch to
deter theft. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the LCD monitor
non-detachable, if desired. If you turn the ignition switch to the Off
position without detaching the front-panel, the caution alarm will sound
for a few seconds. The alarm will only sound if the built-in amplifier
Front-Panel Controls w/ Dynamic Color Illuminator:
In addition to the head unit's touchscreen controls, the XAV-602BT also
offers a rotary knob and hard-key buttons along the left side of the
screen. Dynamic Color Illuminator lets you match the head unit's button
illumination to complement your existing vehicle lighting components
(35,936 color choices). With selectable Sound Synchronization, the
timing of the color change is synchronized with the audio source. You
can select from 12 preset colors (red/amber/m-amber/yellow/white/light
green/green/light blue/sky blue/blue/purple/pink), customized color, & 5
preset patterns (rainbow/ocean/sunset/forest/random).
Picture Settings: You can select a picture quality
mode suitable for the interior brightness of your vehicle. You can
choose from Dynamic, Standard, Theater, Sepia, or Custom (1/2). The
Custom (1/2) Picture EQ modes allow you to make your own picture quality
settings by adjusting the picture tones manually. You can adjust the
Brightness, Color, and Color Tone (warm/normal/cool). You can also
change the screen's aspect ratio of the DVD receiver's LCD monitor to
suit your video content. You can choose from Normal, Wide, Full, or
Parking Brake Detection: To prevent the displaying
of video while the vehicle is in motion, the light green wire in the
supplied 22-pin 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 view all of the other displays and menus.
Dimmer + Auto Off: To change the brightness of the
display you can set the XAV-602BT 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. When installing in a vehicle without an accessory power
wire at the radio location, you can set the unit to turn off all
lighting at a set amount of time after you turn the power off. The Auto
Off feature can be set to 30 seconds, 30 minutes, 60 minutes, or No.
Bluetooth Technology: The Sony XAV-602BT is equipped
with built-in Bluetooth (version 2.1 + EDR), 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 (Hands Free
Profile), PBAB (Phone Book Access Profile), OPP (Object Push
- Audio Streaming: A2DP (Advanced Audio
Distribution Profile), AVRCP (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-602BT.
Sony eSupport for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth
SPP (Secure Simple Pairing): With Secure Simple
Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the Sony
XAV-602BT without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated
settings. Up to 9 phones or audio devices can be paired with the
XAV-602BT, however, only one device can be used at a time. When a paired
Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto
connection function automatically connects the two units.
Hands-Free Communication (w/ External Mic): The Sony
XAV-602BT 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-602BT 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. During a conversation, you can switch between the Private Mode
(talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode.
- Answering Calls: Incoming calls can be answered
manually or automatically (between 3-10 seconds) 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
LCD. Incoming calls can also be rejected if desired.
- Dialing a Number: Using the XAV-602BT, you can
dial a phone number in a variety of ways. You can manually dial
phone number using the unit's touchscreen or make call using the
voice tags stored in your mobile phone. You'll also be able to
access your phonebook (up to 1,000 contacts/3 numbers each, as well
as store 6 of your favorite contacts for speed dialing. In addition,
the unit stores the last 20 calls, allowing you to select the last
dialed/received/missed phone numbers. You can even use its redial
function to quickly dial the last number called.
Note: The external microphone features an attached 12'
cable terminated by a right-angle 3.5mm connector which plugs into
the mic input on the rear-panel of the head unit. The microphone
comes with a mounting bracket which can be clipped to your vehicle's
sun-visor or taped to your dash. The external microphone measures
0.465" (diameter) x 1.425" (depth).
Wireless Audio Streaming (with Meta Data Display):
The Sony XAV-602BT 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-602BT. You'll be able to control basic playback
functions; such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track,
Fast-Forward/Reverse, and Shuffle/Repeat. The head unit will also
display your music's song/artist information; such as Artist name, Song
title, and Album title. You will continue to use
your Bluetooth-enabled device to control advanced music playback
functions. 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
Siri Control: When paired and connected to an iPhone with
via Bluetooth (not USB), the Sony XAV-602BT has the ability to access Siri
through its front-panel controls and external microphone. Simply press-and-hold
down on the head unit's "Home/Voice" button to engage Siri and use the included
microphone to communicate with Siri. Siri's voice will heard through your
vehicle's speakers. All Siri functions including hands-free calling, music
search, setting reminders, text-messaging, audible navigation, and more can be
done through the XAV-602BT and its microphone. You can even ask Siri to get directions to a destination
and the turn-by-turn instructions will heard through your vehicle's
speakers, while the on-screen map still displays on your iPhone with Siri.
The head unit's audio is attenuated while Siri provides audible directions.
Note: The head unit's display will only indicate hands-free
calling and Bluetooth audio information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the Sony XAV-602BT; visual data will still need
to be viewed from your iPhone device).
USB 1-Wire iPod/iPhone Direct: The Sony XAV-602BT
supports direct connection of your Lightning or 30-pin Apple device through
its front- or rear-panel USB ports (use the cable that came with your
Apple device or other "Made for iPod/iPhone" cable).
The XAV-602BT offers audio playback, music navigation, information
display, and charging of select Apple devices. The Sony XAV-602BT's USB
connection allows your iPod/iPhone's music library to be loaded
instantly to the Sony head unit and sound quality to be maximized
through the head unit's 24-bit D/A converter (bypassing iPod/iPhone
DAC), allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 120dB.
- Playback Control: The XAV-602BT provides control
over your connected iPod/iPhone device with the ability to choose from various playback &
search modes to suit your application. The Quick-BrowZer feature allows
you to browse your iPod/iPhone's music library by Album, Track, Genre,
Playlist, Artist, or Music Podcast. You can then search within a specific
Quick-BrowZer category alphabetically (A-Z). With the unit's Zappin feature,
you can play music tracks & albums in 6, 15, or 30-second clips until you
find the song you are looking for on your connected iPod/iPhone. The
XAV-602BT also supports Repeat (Track/Album) & Shuffle (Album) playback
modes. You can also choose to
control your iPod/iPhone from its touchscreen or active Passenger App
- Music Information + Album Art: When in Head Unit
Control mode, the DVD receiver will
display your iPod/iPhone's stored music file information; including
Track number, Elapsed playing time, Song Title, Artist/Album Name, and
Album Art. The XAV-602BT will also display song/artist information and
station identification from select music apps. The Passenger App Control
mode does not offer song/artist information display.
- 1A Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A
of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your
vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. This
unit does not charge the iPad. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial
battery charge, then this unit will not recognize it.
Note: Access to your iPhone's downloaded applications will
depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of
allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Sony XAV-602BT
is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following
iPod/iPhone model features (as of 2/9/2017):
| Apple Device || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Bluetooth || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Head Unit || Passenger App || Pandora App || App Remote || Album Art || Song/Artist Text || Track Info || Phone || Audio || Siri |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 3GS || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 4 || 7.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 4S || 9.3.5 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| SE || 10.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5/5C/5S || 10.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 6/6+/6S/6S+ || 10.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 7/7+ || 10.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y |
| 4th || 6.1.6 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y |
| 5th || 9.3.5 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 6th || 10.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| nano |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 6th || 1.2 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 7th || 1.02 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may
change functionality results. If you download a newer software
version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to
regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait
until a newer software update is available.
Disc & USB Playback
Compatible Discs: The Sony multimedia head unit has
a front loading disc slot to make loading your disc easier, because
there is no panel to slide or fold-down. The Sony XAV-602BT supports
playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, DVD-/+R DL, CD-Audio,
CD-Text, CD-R/RW, and VCD discs. The Sony XAV-602BT supports various
audio & video files recorded onto DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, and CD-R/RW discs.
Files recorded onto data CDs must be formatted in ISO 9660 level 1/2 or
Joliet/Romeo. Files recorded onto data DVDs must be formatted in UDF
Bridge (combined UDF/ISO 9660). The XAV-602BT can support up 256
folders, and a combined 2,000 folders and files on a disc.
Dual USB Ports: The DVD receiver is equipped with a
front-panel and rear-panel USB (type-A) port that can be used for
plugging in (MSC) Mass Storage Class USB devices; such as select Android devices (Froyo/Gingerbread
2.2+ OS only), digital audio players, and thumbdrives. The rear-panel USB port is attached to the
rear-chassis via a 58" cable. The head unit can play video, photo, and
audio files stored on a compatible USB device. The files must be
formatted in FAT 12/16/32. The head unit can recognize up to 10,000
files from a single USB memory device. USB portable audio players that
can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the CD
receiver's USB port (max. 1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set
to ACC or On.
Note: The USB ports are not MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) or MHL
(Mobile High-Definition Link) compatible.
Media File Playback: The Sony XAV-602BT supports a variety
of audio, video, and photo files recorded onto disc or loaded onto a USB device.
| Compatible Video Files || Codec || File Extension || Max Bit Rate || Max Resolution || Max Frame Rate |
|H.264/AVC (USB only) ||.mp4, m4v ||14 Mbps ||1280 x 720 ||30 fps (30p/60i) |
|MPEG-4 ||.mp4 ||12 Mbps (USB), 10Mbps (DVD), 7Mbps (CD) ||720 x 576 ||30 fps (30p/60i) |
|WMV (USB only) ||.wmv ||20 Mbps ||1280 x 720 ||30 fps (30p/60i) |
|Xvid ||.avi, xvid ||8 Mbps (USB), 10Mbps (DVD), 7Mbps (CD) ||720 x 576 ||30 fps (30p/60i) |
| Compatible Audio Files || Codec || File Extension || Bit Rate || Sampling Frequency || Information Display |
|MP3 ||.mp3 ||48-192 kbps (VBR) ||32, 44.1, 48 kHz ||ID3-tags (16-126
|WMA ||.wma ||64-192 kbps (VBR) ||44.1 kHz ||WMA-tag (63 characters) |
|AAC ||.mp4, .m4a ||40-320 kbps (VBR) ||44.1, 48 kHz ||iTunes (126 characters) |
|PCM (USB only) ||.wav ||1,411 kbps ||44.1 kHz ||n/a |
| Compatible Photo Files ||
File Extension ||
Max Resolution ||
Total Resolution |
|JPEG (USB only) ||.jpg, jpeg ||DCF 2.0/Exif 2.21
(Baseline profile) ||6048 x 4032 ||24,000,000 pixels |
Playback & Search Functions: The XAV-602BT offers the
following USB search & playback functions.
- Track List: The Sony XAV-602BT displays a list
of albums, folders, tracks, images, or video files stored on a disc
or USB device, so you can quickly search your audio/video content.
- Quick-BrowZer: Allows you to search for a
track on a connected USB device easily by category (Genre,
Artist, Album, or Playlist)
- Jump Mode: Gets you closer to the song you
want by allowing you to fast forward through a music category in
- Zappin: Play music (files or folders) in 6,
15, or 30-second clips until you find the song you are looking
for on your inserted disc or connected USB device.
- Repeat: DVD (Title/Chapter), CD (All/Track),
MP3/WMA/AAC (All/Track/Folder), Xvid/MPEG-4/WMW/H.264 (All/File/Folder)
- Random: DVD (Title), CD (Disc), MP3/WMA/AAC
(Folder), Xvid/MPEG-4/WMV/H.264 (Folder)
- Multi-Disc Resume: The Sony XAV-602BT can store the
playback resume settings in its memory for up to 5 DVD discs.
Off Insert/Eject + Audio Reload: A disc can be inserted or ejected
with the power off. The head unit will automatically begin disc
playback, when a disc is inserted with the receiver set to a different
source or powered off. The DVD receiver will automatically
reinsert the disc if it's ejected, but not removed for 20 seconds or
Content Transfer/SensMe Online Software: The Content
Transfer/SensMe online software can organize your music into playlists
that perfectly match your mood, scene, and location, making it easier to
choose the music that fits the moment. SensMe actually looks at the
beats-per-minute and automatically groups your music (stored on your
windows-based computer) into channels, making listening and managing all
of your content even simpler. Once you have downloaded & used the SensMe
software to organize your PC's music, you can then transfer that music
to your USB mass storage class device (Not iPod/iPhone or MTP Device) for playback on the Sony
head unit. You can select & play a channel that fits your mood from the
- Time of Day: Tracks are recommended for each
time of day. Choose from Morning, Daytime, Evening, Night, or
- Music Type: Plays tracks according to the music
type. Choose from Energetic, Relax, Upbeat, Mellow, Lounge,
Emotional, Dance, and Extreme.
- Driving Type: Plays track that are suitable for
type of driving. Choose from Freeway, Chillout Drive, Weekend Trip,
Midnight Cruise, Party Ride, Morning Commute, and Going Home.
- Mood Map: Distributes tracks as dots on a
two-axis mood map, based on the characteristics of individual tracks
(last 200 tracks transferred). Simply touch a point on the map
according to your Mood (Sad/Happy), Type (Acoustic/Electronic),
Style (Soft/Hard), or Time (Morning/Midnight) and a circle appears
around the touched point, and the tracks inside that circle are
Note: Download of the Content Transfer/SensMe
online software to your windows-based computer is required to enable
the SensMe function on this head unit. The software must be
downloaded to your PC & then music content must be transferred to a
USB (MSC) device. The SensMe software is not compatible with
iPod/iPhone or USB MTP devices.
System Requirements for SensMe Software: Your
Windows-based computer must meet the following system requirements.
| System Requirements |
CPU ||Intel Pentium III
Processor 450 MHz or higher |
OS ||Windows 7 (SP1), Windows
Vista (SP1 or later), Windows XP (SP2 or later) |
RAM ||256 MB or more (for
Windows XP), 512 MB or more (for Windows Vista or later) |
Port ||USB |
Monitor ||High color (16-bit) or
more, 800 x 600 dots or more |
Connection ||Internet |
Note: 64-bit & Media Center versions of Windows XP
are not supported. Not compatible Mac.
Digital Clarity Tuner w/ RDS: The Sony XAV-602BT is
equipped with a Digital Clarity Tuner for clear AM/FM stereo sound with
digital processing technology. Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio
broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to
compatible FM stations. FM stations with Radio Data System (RDS) service
send inaudible digital information along with the regular radio program
signal. 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 (BSM). BSM (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.
Pandora Internet Radio: Pandora is the leading
Internet Radio music service in the United States, giving people music
they love anytime, anywhere, through personalized radio stations. The
Sony XAV-602BT DVD receiver lets you playback and control the
Pandora Internet Radio
that is being streamed to your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 9.0+) or
Bluetooth-paired Android smartphone (A2DP/AVRCP/SPP
profiles). You will need to download the latest Pandora App version onto
your compatible smartphone device from
Apple's App Store or
Google Play. The Sony XAV-602BT will display
song/artist/album information, as well as provide control over your
- Station List: You can select Pandora stations
from your Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z).
- New Station: Based on a currently playing track
or artist, you can create a new station and save it to your Pandora
account. Stations can also be deleted.
- Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a
station. You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the
number of skips allowed.
- Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up
or thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your
- Bookmarking: The song or artist currently being
played can be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.
Note: Your iPhone or Android smartphone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to
the Internet via 3G, EDGE, 4G (LTE), or WiFi. In addition, you will need an
active Pandora Internet Radio music service account. Access to the
Pandora service will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or
WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or smartphone to
connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada and only
available in the United States.
SiriusXM-Ready: The Sony XAV-602BT 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
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.
Dynamic Reality Amp w/
24-Bit DAC The Sony XAV-602BT DVD receiver features a newly
developed sound processor for less distortion, an S-MOSFET IC for smooth
signal transmission, and a large-sized capacitor for deep bass sound. In
addition, the XAV-602BT is equipped with Sony's Dynamic Reality Amp to
produce 3-dimensional sound staging for more realistic sound inside your
vehicle. The Sony XAV-602BT also utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog
converter for superior sound quality.
- Continuous Power Output: 17 watts RMS x 4
channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
- Peak Power Output: 52 watts x 4-channels (208
Note: The power
specifications for the Sony XAV-602BT are compliant with the CEA2006
Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards from the
Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). 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-602BT are as
5ch/5V Preamp Outputs + Subwoofer Control: The
XAV-602BT contains five 5-volt RCA preamp outputs; a front channel pair,
rear channel pair, and mono-subwoofer channel. The front and rear
channel preamp outputs can be faded. The subwoofer preamp output is
non-fading. You can adjust the subwoofer preamp output's volume level
independently from the head unit's volume control from -6 to +6 in 1dB
increments. You can also select the phase of the subwoofer output from
Normal or Reverse.
Low-Pass & High-Pass Filter: The unit's subwoofer
preamp output features a low pass filter with a selectable cut-off
frequency of 50Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, or Off. The front & rear speaker outputs
offer a selectable high-pass crossover frequency of 50Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz,
100Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, or Off.
EQ7: You can select an equalizer curve from eight
music types; Xplod, Vocal, Edge, Cruise, Space, Gravity, Custom, or Off
(Flat). The Custom EQ7 mode allows you to make your own equalizer
settings. You can adjust the level (+/-8dB) of seven different frequency
bands; Band1 (63Hz), Band2 (160Hz), Band3 (400Hz), Band4 (1kHz), Band5
(2.5khz), Band6 (6.3khz), and Band7 (16.0kHz).
ASE (Advanced Sound Engine): The Sony XAV-602BT
offers multi-channel playback with its Advanced Sound Engine, featuring
Intelligent Time Alignment (ITA), Center Speaker Optimizer (CSO), and
Rear Bass Enhancer (RBE) to create a virtual 5.1 listening experience to
rival the most advanced home theater equipment.
- ITA (Intelligent Time Alignment): This unit can
change the localization of sound by delaying the sound output from
each speaker and subwoofer to suit your position, giving you the
feeling of being in the center of the soundfield wherever you sit in
the car. The options for the Listening Positions are - Front Left,
Front Right, Front Center, All, Custom, or Off. The Custom ITA mode
allows you to precisely calibrate the output from each speaker so
that the sound from all speakers reaches the listener at the same
time. Simply measure the distance between your listening position
and each speaker from 0 to 13.1' (in 0.8125" increments). You can
also set the subwoofer distance of the subwoofer to Near, Normal, or
- CSO (Center Speaker Organizer): A typical
surround sound systems has 5 speakers (front left/right, rear
left/right, center) and 1 subwoofer. CSO allows you to create a
virtual center channel speaker even though a real center speaker is
- RBE (Rear Bass Enhancer): RBE enhances the bass
sound by applying the low-pass filter setting to the rear speakers.
This function allows the rear speakers to work as a subwoofer even
if there is no subwoofer connected.
Level Adjustments: You can adjust the audio
output level for a DVD recorded in Dolby Digital format, to reduce the
volume level differences between disc and source. Dynamic Range
Compression makes the sound clearer when the volume is set to low while
watching a DVD movie. You can set the Audio DRC to Standard (normal) or
Wide (live performance). In addition, you can adjust the volume level of
each connected speaker individually.
Beep Tone: The in-dash head unit provides an audible
beep to confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.
Dual Audio/Video Inputs: The XAV-602BT is equipped
with two audio/video inputs for connecting an external audio/video
source. Each audio/video input consists of a composite video jack and a
pair of stereo RCA jacks. You can adjust the audio level of the
audio/video inputs from +/-18.
Video Output (with Dual Zone): The XAV-602BT
features a rear-panel composite video/stereo RCA audio output that
allows you to connect an external display to the unit. You can
simultaneously enjoy different sources in the front and rear of your
vehicle. You can select from any source for the head unit's touchscreen
monitor. You can only select Disc for the connected external monitor.
When Dual Zone is activated, use the head unit's touchscreen to control
the front source and use the included IR remote to operate the rear
Rear View Camera: The Sony XAV-602BT is equipped
with a composite video Rear View Camera input. You can view a Normal or
Reversed (mirror) image, as well as display marker lines to assist you
while backing up. The head unit features a function that automatically
switches to the rear camera image (Rear View Camera In jack) when an
optional rear camera (sold separately) is installed on your vehicle. When your
vehicle's shift lever is in the reverse position, the screen
automatically switches to the rear view camera. The purple/white wire
(attached to the unit's preamp output harness), must be connected to the
vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for automatic video switching). Automatic
video switching takes approximately 2.5 seconds.
Optional TomTom Navigation System: Connect the optional
XA-NV300T TomTom navigation system (158XAN300T, sold separately) to the
XAV-602BT's rear-panel USB input to get continuous access to TomTom's
intuitive user interface and world-class mapping technologies, including
IQ Routes, the word's biggest real travel time database. You'll never
have to worry about network connections or data costs because the system
works independently of your smartphone.
App Remote Technology: Sony's App Remote Technology offers
two-way communication between the Sony XAV-602BT and your USB-connected iPhone
(iOS 5.0+) or Bluetooth-paired Android smartphone (OS 2.2+)). You
will need to download the free Sony App Remote application from
Apple's App Store
Google Play This application integrates compatible Apple iOS and
Android apps into the selectable source list of the Sony CD receiver and lets
you launch apps from the head unit. You can operate basic functionality of
compatible audio apps directly from the receiver (operation differs depending on
the app). Movie and navigation apps will continue to be controlled from your
smartphone. In addition, you can control the receiver's sources directly from
the application on your smartphone using simple finger gestures and see detailed
source information on the phone's touchscreen.
- Receiver Sources: The App Remote
lets you access the head unit's Tuner (AM/FM), CD, iPhone, Bluetooth, and
Aux sources from your phone's touchscreen. You can use finger gestures to
tap, flick left/right, or flick up/down on the phone's touchscreen in order
to change AM/FM Band, Play/Pause a track, Seek Up/Down a track or station,
select a Preset, or access an Album. You will also be able to see
song/artist information from MP3/WMA/AAC and smartphone sources, as well as
station identification numbers from AM/FM radio.
- Compatible Apps: The App Remote also
provides various music, movie, and navigation apps which can be accesses
from the Sony XAV-602BT's source list. Available operation differs depending
on the application.
- Music Apps: Music apps include; Pandora, AUPEO!,
iHeartRadio, MOG, and TuneIn. The head unit only provides
basic Play/Pause functions and
no song/artist information for these music apps.
- Movie Apps: Movie apps include Netflix and YouTube. Video will be displayed on your
smartphone's screen, while the audio plays through your vehicle's
speakers. You can control Play/Pause from the XAV-602BT. Other playback
functions will need to done on your smartphone. Subscription may be
required. You should not watch videos while your vehicle is in motion.
- Navigation Apps: Supported navigation apps include
Apple Maps, Google Maps, Waze, and MotionX GPS Drive.
The map screen will display on your smartphone's touchscreen, while
audible directions can be heard through your vehicle's speakers. You can
continue to listen to music streamed from your smartphone while navigating; the unit will attenuate
your music during a navigation voice-prompt. Control of the navigation
apps will still be done through your smartphone's touchscreen. Fees may
apply for some navigation apps & functions.
- Voice Communication + Notification Readout (Android only):
Exclusive to Android devices, App Remote technology for the
XAV-602BT head unit adds a voice user interface for voice control of apps
and functions such as navigation and music playback, notification readouts
including RSS feeds, Twitter, and text message reply. Through voice operation, you can
safely and comfortably operate your smartphone in the car from the Sony
XAV-601BT DVD receiver. Incoming SMS/E-mail and
Twitter/Facebook/Calendar notifications are automatically read aloud through
the Sony XAV-601BT and your vehicle's speakers to keep you in touch.
- Custom Sound Settings: From your Android smartphone remote
screen, you get access to audio & DSP settings (Equalizer, Volume Control,
Fader/Balance/Subwoofer, and Listening Position).
Note: Access to the music, movie, and navigation apps will
depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of
allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet.
IR Remote Control: The Sony multimedia head unit
comes supplied with an IR wireless remote control (RM-X271) for easy
operation. The included wireless remote allows you to control the basic
functions (not Bluetooth) of the Sony head unit while keeping your eyes
on the road.
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit
features an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the
unit that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel
remote controls when used with an optional
steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately).