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Sony Hi-Res car audio system

True audiophile sound for the automotive enthusiast

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If you're a serous audiophile, you're probably used to settling for sub-par sound whenever you're in your car. And if you're like most of us and spend a lot of time driving, that's probably not a pleasant experience.

Well, settle no more. Sony's Hi-Res Audio system lets you enjoy the music you love with the outstanding fidelity you expect from your home gear.

Sony RSX-GS9 receiver

The Sony RSX-GS9 Hi-Res receiver uses top-quality components to create amazing sound

Your hi-res system starts with the receiver

Sony's RSX-GS9 Hi-Res digital media receiver is kind of a game-changer in the world of car audio. Sony uses components found in their high-end home audio gear to give you truly astonishing performance. If you've carefully built a library of uncompressed music files for your home system, you'll hear all the depth and detail you love to hear in your living room.

And if you have a massive MP3 library, but don't have a month to re-rip everything you own, that's okay. Sony's DSEEHX™ (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) does a remarkable job of up-converting those smaller files. They'll sound vastly better than you'd ever imagined.

Sony XS-GS1621 6-3/4" 2-way speakers

Thanks to Kevlar cones, these speakers are ready for high volume

The new standard in speakers

A receiver like that needs gear that can keep up. Sony's XS-GS1621 6-3/4" 2-way speakers feature rigid, reinforced Kevlar woofer cones that deliver focused midrange and strong midbass punch, even during high-volume playback.

Sony XS-GS1 supertweeters

The supertweeters handle ultra-high frequencies with remarkable accuracy

Nothing twee about these tweeters

Sony's XS-GS1 supertweeters extend the system's frequency range as high as 50,000 Hz. Those ultra-high frequencies provide the ambient details that add nuance and character to your music. The highs are higher, but more importantly, they're also ultra-accurate.

Sony XM-GS4 amplifier

The XM-GS4 4-channel amp brings out the best in your music

There's an amp for that

Sony's XM-GS4 4-channel amplifier can reproduce frequencies as high as 100,000 Hz, so your high-res files will really come to life. You don't exactly hear those extreme high tones, but they're there (ask your dog…), and that adds serious ambience to your music.

Sony XS-GS121D sub XM-GS100 amp

A powerful sub needs a powerful mono amp

What about bass?

You can't have hi-res without low-range thump. The Sony XS-GS121D 12" subwoofer features a unique mica-reinforced cellular glass fiber cone that's 10 times more rigid than your garden-variety polypropylene cone. It's light and rigid, so it moves with speed and accuracy to deliver heart-pounding bass without nerve-wracking distortion.

A mono amp with massive power

You'll get up to 600 watts RMS of thunder with Sony's XM-GS100 mono amplifier driving your XS-GS121D sub. This compact amp sports a hefty heatsink that shunts off the heat that's generated when the amp's working hard. The XM-GS100 will also protect your sub, with a Dynamic Distortion Suppressor circuit that helps keep overdriven signals from doing damage.

Sony RSX1 hi-res audio system

The Sony RSX-1 has everything but the 12" sub and mono amp. They're in the RSX-2 package.

Go all-in, or go step-by-step

Obviously, gear like this works best with as many components as possible installed all at once. Hi-Res Audio isn't just a Sony brand name, it's a whole system of mega-performance car audio equipment. That said, you can build your system your way, on your budget.

We offer two Sony Hi-Res Audio packages, both of which include the RSX-GS9 receiver. The RSX-1 package includes the speakers, the supertweeters, and the 4-channel amp. The RSX-2 package adds a 12" subwoofer and a mono amp to drive the bass. If you want to take your system to the top level without stopping at many of the in-between levels, a combo package is the way to go.

That said, there is a real sense of satisfaction that comes from building a system piece by piece. You'll hear serious improvement as you add each component, which adds a sense of anticipation and enjoyment to the process. When you finally install that last piece, the sense of accomplishment will be as immense as the sound of your stereo.

Learn more

To see if this high-performance stereo system will fit your car or truck, visit our Outfit My Car page and enter your vehicle information. If you have more questions about Sony Hi-Res Audio, give us a call or chat. We'll be happy to help you.

  • Jon Paulette from Crutchfield

    Posted on 5/14/2018

    Ali, Sony's Hi-Res Audio gear is designed to work as a whole system. You'll definitely hear an improvement over stock, but you won't get the full awesomeness that you'd hear with a matching amp. But you can get that by building your system piece-by-piece, so give us a call and we'll help you get started.

  • Ali Darwish from Woodside

    Posted on 5/14/2018

    Can I use my non hi-res amp with a freq response of upto 40khz with these Sony speakers/headunit and still hear in hi-res?


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