2-DIN Chassis: The Sony XAV-72BT has a
2-DIN chassis (also known as Double-DIN), and will fit in many
vehicles with a large dash opening. The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets. The unit does not come with a mounting sleeve to Euro-mount the radio.
Note: As always, please consult theCrutchfield
Car Selector to verify fit with your vehicle.
7" WVGA Touchscreen Display: The Sony XAV-72BT features a 7"
wide, 16:9 touchscreen display with a TFT active matrix system. The screen has a
resolution of 800 (H) x 480 (V) x RGB with 1,152,000 total pixels. This unit has
touch screen controls with interactive video graphics, making menu navigation
easy. The unit's touchscreen display electronically slides down to insert and
eject your discs.
Adjustable Screen Tilt: You can adjust the display angle (up
to 30°) of the touchscreen monitor for
Background Adjustments: You can select the screen theme, visualizer,
and picture brightness (Day/Night/Auto) for the unit's background screen
according to your preference.
Brightness function will dim this unit's display automatically
when the vehicle light switch is turned On when you connect orange/white
Illumination wire of this player's harness.
Picture EQ: 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 won picture quality settings by
adjusting the picture tones manually. You can adjust the Brightness, Color, and
Color Tone (warm/normal/cool).
Aspect Ratio: You can
change the screen's aspect ratio to suit your video content. You can choose from
Normal, Wide, Full, or Zoom.
Multi-Language Display: 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, Spanish, or Russian.
Track List: The Sony XAV-72BT 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.
Gesture Commands: You can
perform frequently-used operations by making command strokes across the XAV-72BT's
Front Panel Controls: In addition to the headunit's
touchscreen controls, the XAV-72BT also offers 5 hard-key buttons (Volume
up/down, Top/Menu, Source/Off, and Eject) along the bottom edge of the screen.
Note: The unit's button illumination can be turned "On"
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. While the vehicle
is in motion (parking brake off), you can still view all of the other displays and
Security Code: This unit has a 4-digit security code function to
discourage theft. Once the security function is activated, you need to enter the
security code to turn on the unit after reinstalling the unit in another car or
charging the battery.
Auto Off: When installing in a vehicle without an accessory
power wire at the radio location, you can set the unit to turn off all lighting
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.
True Fidelity Sound Construction: The Sony XAV-72BT AV Center
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.
24 Bit D/A Converter: The Sony XAV-72BT utilizes a 24-bit
digital to analog converter for superior CD sound quality.
CEA2006 Compliant Amplifier: The power specifications for
the Sony XAV-72BT 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-72BT are
- 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 total
4V/5ch Preamp Outputs: The Sony XAV-72BT is equipped with
4-volt Front, Rear, and Sub pre-amp outputs with selectable LPF/HPF (Low Pass
Filter/High Pass Filter) functionality, giving you the ability to customize the
sound output to your external amplifiers. The front and rear channel preamp
outputs can be faded. The subwoofer preamp output is non-fading.
Subwoofer Controls: The unit's subwoofer preamp output
features a variable low pass crossover with a selectable cut-off frequency of 50Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 100Hz,
120Hz, or Off. In addition, you can select the phase of the subwoofer
output from Normal or Reverse. You can adjust the subwoofer preamp output's
volume level independently from the headunit's volume control from -6 to +6 in
High-Pass Filter: The front and 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 (+/-8) of seven different frequency bands - 62Hz, 157Hz,
396Hz, 1kHz, 2.5khz, 6.3khz, and 16kHz.
ASE (Advanced Sound Engine):The Sony XAV-72BT offers multi-channel
playback with its Advanced Sound Engine, featuring Intelligent Time Alignment (ITA)
and Center Speaker Optimizer (CSO) 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 Far.
- 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 not connected.
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.
Speaker Level:You can adjust the volume level of each connected
speaker - Front Right, Front Left, Rear Right, Rear Left, and Subwoofer.
Dolby D Level: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.
Audio DRC (Dynamic Range Compression): The Audio DRC function makes
the sound clear when the volume is low. Audio DRC only works on Dolby Digital
AM/FM Tuner: The Sony
XAV-72BT features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek and
RDS: 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.
Preset Tuning: 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.
- Best Tuning Memory (BTM):This
feature 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.
- Manual Tuning:You can
manually tune and find your favorite radio stations one by one for FM1, FM2,
FM3, AM1, and AM2.
Auto Tuning:You can use the seek
button to help you search quickly through the available stations and then choose
your own presets from these available stations.
Local Seek Mode: In the Local Seek Mode, the unit will only
tune in stations with very strong signals during Seek tuning.
Mono Mode: The Mono Mode allows you improve poor FM
reception by selecting a monaural signal instead of a stereo signal.
HD Radio Ready:The Sony XAV-72BT is compatible with Sony's
optional XT-100HD add-on HD Tuner (158XT100HD,
sold separately) through its UniLink Bus connection. HD Radio technology, where
available, offers higher quality sound than conventional analog broadcasts and
receives text data. HD Radio provides FM broadcasts that are equal to CD sound
quality and AM broadcasts that are as good as analog FM stereo broadcasts. HD
Radio also provides a variety of data, including station name, song title,
artist name, album name, etc. Once connected, all AM and FM broadcasts are
received by the XT-100HD. HD appears as an additional source, with five preset
banks; HD1 (FM1), HD2 (FM2), HD3 (FM3), HD4 (AM1), and HD5 (AM2). In addition to
conventional broadcasts, with HD Radio broadcasting it is possible to choose
from up to 8 multicast programs (HD1 to HD8 and analog). There are also data
programs for each program.
Note: Right now there are about 2,000 radio stations
broadcasting using digital HD Radio technology in the U.S. To find HD Radio
stations in your area, visit the HD Radio website (HDRadio.com).
Satellite Radio Ready:There are several options for
connecting an optional satellite radio receiver to this head unit:
- SIRIUS Satellite Radio: To receive SIRIUS Satellite
Radio, you can connect the optional SCC1 SiriusConnect Vehicle Tuner and the
optional SNYSC1 Sony interface module (package item number700SIRSONY, sold separately).
You can also connect select dock-and-play and portable SIRIUS radios to the
headunit via the Sony SNYSC1 interface module (607SNYSC1,
sold separately) and the SiriusConnect Plug & Play Dock (607SCVDOC1,
- XM Satellite: A portable XM satellite radio receiver
can be connected to the headunit via the AV input or the Sony XA-300 UniLink
auxiliary input adapter (item number
158XA300, sold separately).
Note: A subscription is also required to receive
satellite radio programming from SIRIUS or XM.
Compatible Discs: The Sony XAV-72BT supports playback of DVD-Video,
DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, DVD-/+R DL, CD-Audio, CD-R/RW, and VCD
Note: The unit's touchscreen display electronically
slides down to insert and eject your discs.
MP3/WMA/AAC Playback: The Sony
XAV-72BT allows you to playback CD-Rs, CD-RWs, CD-ROMs loaded with MP3 (48-192
kbps), WMA (64-192 kbps), or AAC (40-320 kbps)
songs recorded in ISO 9660 level 1 or 2, Joliet/Romeo, or
Multi-Session. The XAV-72BT can support up 256 folders, and a combined 2,000 folders and files on a disc. The headunit will also display song information for
MP3 (15/30/63/126-characters), WMA (63-characters), and AAC (126-characters)
ACC-LC files cannot be played back.
JPEG Playback: This unit can play back JPEG (720 x 480)
still image files recorded onto DVD-R/W, DVD+R/W discs.
MPEG-4/Xvid Playback: The SAV-72BT also supports video
playback of MPEG-4/Xvid (720 x 480/30fps) NTSC video files recorded onto DVD-R/W and DVD+R/W discs.
Zappin feature, you can play music (files or folders) in 6, 15, or 30-second
clips until you find the song you are looking for on your CD or connected USB
Direct Search: You can directly locate a desired point on a disc by
specifying the title number, chapter number, track, image, or file.
Repeat and Shuffle Play: The Sony XAV-72BT provides Repeat and Shuffle
playback modes for various media content.
- Repeat: DVD (Title/Chapter), CD/VCD (Track), MP3/WMA/AAC
(Track/Album), JPEG (Image/Album), MPEG-4/Xvid (Movie/Album).
- Shuffle: DVD (Title), CD/VCD (Disc), MP3/WMA/AAC/JPEG/MPEG-4
Multi-Disc Resume: The Sony XAV-72BT can store the playback resume
settings in its memory for up to 5 DVD discs.
Parental Control:You can lock a disc, or set playback restrictions
according to a predetermined level such as viewer age. Restriction levels can
also be set depending on the area and its movie ratings. Restricted scenes can
be blocked or replaced with different scenes when a parental control compatible
DVD is played.
Off Load/Eject: A disc can be loaded and ejected with
the power off.
XAV-72BT will automatically reinsert the disc if
it's ejected but not removed for 20 seconds or more.
Mounting Angle: For proper DVD/CD playback, this unit must
be mounted between 0 (horizontal) and 45-degrees.
USB Input: The receiver's rear-panel Type-A USB input
(attached by a 5' pigtail)
can be used for plugging in a (MSC) Mass Storage
Class or MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) type USB device. The head unit can play
music files stored on the USB device in MP3 (48-192kbps), WMA (64-192kbps), or
AAC (40-320 kbps) formats. The headunit can recognize up to 256 folders and
2,000 total tracks when connected to a USB device. The XAV-72BT offers the
following USB search, playback, and display functions.
iPod/iPhone 2-Wire Connectivity: The rear-panel USB port and
rear-panel AV 1 input are compatible with select iPod/iPhone devices when used
with the optional Sony RC-202IPV adapter (RC-202IPV,
sold separately). One end of
the cable plugs directly into your iPod's dock connector while the other end of
the cable uses two connectors that plug into the back of the XAV-72BT. The USB
type-A connector portion of the cable plugs into the receiver's rear-panel USB
port and handles the metadata, control, charging, and audio playback of your
iPod/iPhone, so you can navigate through your music and video files using the
headunit's touchscreen controls and view song and movie info, as well as album
art on its display. The composite video (RCA) connector of the cable plugs into the unit's rear-panel AV
1 input and transfers the video images from your iPod/iPhone to the Sony
headunit. If you require audio playback only, you can simply plug your compatible
directly into the headunit's rear-panel USB port using your iPod/iPhone's dock
connector cable (no additional adapter required).
- USB Connection: The USB Direct Connection
enables high-speed iPod/iPhone data communications via the optional
RC-202IPV (2-Wire) interface. The USB connection allows your iPod/iPhone's stored music to be loaded
instantly to the headunit and sound quality to be maximized through the
headunit's 24-bit D/A converter, allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to
- Audio/Video Playback:The Sony multimedia headunit supports both
audio/video playback from a compatible iPod or iPhone. Using your iPod or
iPhone's USB/Dock cable you can enjoy audio playback of music stored on your
iPod or iPhone. Using the optional Sony iPod/iPhone connector cable
(RC-202IPV, sold separately), you can also enjoy video playback of movies,
TV shows, and music videos stored on your iPod or iPhone. Video can only be
displayed while the vehicle is in park.
- Media Navigation:The controls of the XAV-72BT are seamless when
used with the optional RC-202IPV and include metadata browsing, as well as
the ability to choose from Repeat & Shuffle playback modes to suit your listening application (you can
also choose to control your iPod/iPhone from its touchscreen or clickwheel).
- You can browse your music by Artist, Album, Genre, Playlist,
- You can browse your videos by Movie, Rental, TV Show, Music
Video, Playlist, or Podcast.
- Music Information: The multimedia headunit will display your
iPod/iPhone's music file information, including - Track number, Elapsed
playing time, Song Title, Artist Name, Album Title, and Album Art.
- Charging: While connected and the ignition switch is set to ACC
or ON, the headunit's USB connection will power and charge your iPod/iPhone.
Note:If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge,
then this unit will not recognize it.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Sony XAV-72BT is "Made
for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model
features (as of March 2011):
|iPod/iPhone Model||Generation||Tested Version||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||Charge|
|Audio||Video||Headunit||iPod/iPhone||Song/Artist Text||Track Info |
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may
change functionality results. If you download a newer software
version, you may need to reset the headunit and your iPod/iPhone to
regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to revert
to the older software version or wait until a newer software update
Bluetooth Technology: Bluetooth is a two-way wireless
communication system allowing you to make and receive cell phone calls, and
listen to a Bluetooth audio device. Bluetooth wireless technology operates on a
2.4GHZ frequency band within a range of about 10 meters (about 33 feet).
Bluetooth Communication: The Sony XAV-72BT has built-in
Bluetooth (ver. 2.0 + EDR) hardware to integrate with Bluetooth-enabled cellular
phones and audio players. The XAV-72BT supports a wide variety of Bluetooth
profiles, including HFP (Hands-Free Profile), OPP (Object Push Profile), PBAP
(Phone Book Access Profile), A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), and
AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile), so you can get the most from your
- HFP 1.5 (Hands-Free Profile): Hands-free communication
with your Bluetooth enabled cellular phone in the vehicle (incoming/outgoing
- OPP (Object Push Profile): Phonebook transfer from your
Bluetooth enabled mobile phone to the headunit.
- PBAP (Phone Book Access Profile): Phonebook access from
your Bluetooth enabled cell-phone to the headunit.
- A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile): Music
streaming from your Bluetooth enabled phone or audio player to the headunit.
- AVRCP 1.3 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile): Basic
music playback control of your Bluetooth enabled phone or audio player from
Pairing: Up to 9 phones or audio devices can be registered
with the XAV-72BT (only one device can be used at a time). The unit can be
set to automatically reconnect to the last connected Bluetooth device when the
ignition is turned on.
Note: Not all Bluetooth mobile phones will be
compatible. Please visit theSony eSupport website for a complete list of
compatible Bluetooth enabled phones.
Hands-Free Talk (HFP 1.5/OPP/PBAP): Once the XAV-72BT is paired to your Bluetooth enabled cell-phone, you can make
and receive hands-free calls from the Sony headunit. The unit's touchscreen
controls can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end a call.
The XAV-72BT can even be setup to automatically answer a call. The unit comes
with an external microphone with adjustable gain so you can carry on your side
of the conversation while listening to the other party through your car's front
speakers. During a conversation, you can switch between the Private Mode
(talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode. Using the
XAV-72BT, you can dial a phone number in one of the following ways:
- Entering Phone #:Allows you
to manually dial a phone number using the unit's touchscreen display.
- Preset Dial: You can store up
to 6 contacts in the preset dial for quick dialing.
- Phone Book: You can store up
to 300 contacts in the unit's phone book and up to 5 phone numbers can be
registered to each contact.
- Call History: The unit will
store the last 20 calls, allowing you to select a previous phone number
quickly from the list.
- Voice Dial:You can make a
call using the voice tags stored on your connected cellular phone.
External Microphone: The included
external microphone provides Echo and Noise Cancellation, with an adjustable Mic
Gain to provide great audio performance even in noisy environments. The
microphone features an attached 13' cord terminated by a right-angle male 3.5mm
connector which plugs into the microphone input on the rear chassis of the Sony
headunit. The microphone also includes an adjustable mounting bracket which can be
placed on your sun-visor or dash inside the vehicle.
Data Lock: To prevent unauthorized
access to personal information, you can lock call data by setting a 4-digit
code. Once locked, you need to enter the coded to access the items in the call
Music Streaming (A2DP/AVRCP): You
can listen to music from an audio device that supports A2DP Bluetooth
technology. Cellular phones that support A2DP and have music stored in its
memory can be played through this head unit. You can listen to and perform basic
playback operations from an audio device that supports AVRCP Bluetooth
technology. The XAV-72BT provides Play, Pause, and Skip (Next/Previous) playback
Volume Adjustment: You can adjust the volume for each
connected Bluetooth audio device from -8 to +18dB.
Dual Audio/Video Inputs: The XAV-70BT 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:There is rear-panel composite video output for
connecting for connecting an external display. You can select an aspect ratio
suitable for your connected monitor. You can choose from 16:9, 4:3 Letter-Box,
or 4:3 Pan&Scan.
Rear View Camera: The Sony XAV-72BT is equipped with a composite video
Rear View Camera input. The head unit features a function that automatically
switches to the rear camera image (Rear View Camera In jack) when an optional
rear camera (such as the
158XAR800C, 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 preamp harness), must be connected
to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for automatic video switching). You can
view a Normal or Reversed (mirror) image.
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The headunit features
an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit to allow you
to keep your vehicle's radio steering wheel remote controls when used with the
optional PAC SWI-PS Steering Wheel Control Interface Adapter (127SWIPS,
sold separately); or the optional Metra ASWC Steering Wheel Control Interface
Note: Please consult the
Crutchfield Car Selector to see if your vehicle is compatible.
Optional Remote Control: By using the optional Sony IR remote
commander (RM-X170, sold separately), you can wirelessly operate the unit's audio and source
Content Transfer/SensMe Setup CD-ROM:The included SensMe intuitive
music application, with 12 tone analysis, keeps your USB stored music in tune with your
mood. SensMe actually looks at the beats-per-minute and automatically groups
your music into channels, making listening and managing all of your content even
simpler. You can select and 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 Midnight.
- 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 played.
Note: Use of the supplied software (Content Transfer/SensMe Setup)
is required to enable the SensMe function on this headunit. The software
must be downloaded to your PC (compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7)
and your USB device connected to your computer.
System Requirements: Your computer must meet the following system
requirements to download the included software.
- OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7
- CPU: Intel Pentium III Processor 450 MHz or higher
- Ram: 256 MB or more (Windows XP), 512 MB or more (Windows Vista
- Monitor: High color (16-bit) or more, 800 x 600 dots or more
- Drive: CD-ROM
- Port: USB