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Sony XAV-AX5600 Digital multimedia receiver (does not play discs)

Item # 158XAV5600

Sony includes extra power, awesome expandability, and a bezel-less 6.95" capacitive touchscreen display.

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About the Sony XAV-AX5600

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Do more with your phone in the car

Talk about bang for your buck — Sony's XAV-AX5600 digital multimedia receiver has all the makings of an instant classic. You'll get phone integration essentials like Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®, plus screen-mirroring capability with WebLink® Cast. That's sure to deliver instant gratification, but it's the thoughtful touches like extra power, awesome expandability, and a bezel-less 6.95" capacitive touchscreen display that'll make you glad you made this stereo investment in the long run.

Do more with your phone in the car

Talk about bang for your buck — Sony's XAV-AX5600 digital multimedia receiver has all the makings of an instant classic. You'll get phone integration essentials like Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®, plus screen-mirroring capability with WebLink® Cast. That's sure to deliver instant gratification, but it's the thoughtful touches like extra power, awesome expandability, and a bezel-less 6.95" capacitive touchscreen display that'll make you glad you made this stereo investment in the long run.

Let Siri® and Google Assistant™ help

CarPlay and Android Auto make important functions easy to control with large, familiar app icons that you can find immediately when you need them. Other info appears on the screen in big, easy-to-read text on a clean, clutter-free background. You can also activate apps with voice commands, talking to Siri or Google Assistant. Make calls, compose texts, select tunes, and start navigation without taking your hands off the wheel or your eyes off the road.

WebLink Cast®

With WebLink Cast and a wired connection, you'll be able to mirror your Android or iPhone touchscreen and see it on your stereo's 6.95" display. It's a great way to access apps not supported by Android Auto or Apple CarPlay.

Plus Bluetooth®

With built-in Bluetooth® connectivity, this smartphone-friendly receiver creates a wireless link between your mobile device and your car's audio system, allowing you to stream the music and podcasts you love.

Great extras

With two rear USB inputs, you can attach your smartphone for use with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto and you can connect a thumb drive with your favorite music, video files, and even lossless FLAC files for a more fulfilling sound. Sony also includes a rear-view camera input and distance guidance display to make the XAV-AX5600 your perfect command center. Sony also includes an HDMI input to incorporate compatible video sources. And this radio is SiriusXM-ready, so you can add a satellite radio tuner and enjoy your favorite music, sports, entertainment, and more anywhere you go.

Experience Sony quality

Potent built-in amplification brings depth and dynamics to your music, and Sony lets you take full advantage of this new, full sound with a 10-band equalizer. Fine-tune the acoustics in your vehicle, quickly access preset tone curves to get the sound you want, and use Sony's Extra Bass to enhance the thump you expect from your favorite tunes. If you're building a more robust system with outboard amps, this radio's 5-volt preamp outputs supply a satisfyingly clear signal.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

Smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

You'll need a wired connection to your parking brake to access settings and other features on this receiver. Your parking brake must be connected and set in order to view video on its screen.

This digital multimedia receiver will not play CDs.


Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • digital multimedia receiver with AM/FM tuner (does not play CDs)
    • 6.95" capacitive bezel-less touchscreen
    • Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming
    Smartphone Features (see Details for info on compatibility with specific smartphones and apps):
    • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible
    • WebLink for additional app access with Android and iOS
    Audio/video Features:
    • plays MP3, WMA, AAC, and FLAC music files
    • 10-band graphic equalizer
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • Extra Bass for more refined low-frequency boost
    • Dynamic Stage Organizer for improving stereo image
    • compatible with SiriusXM's aftermarket satellite radio tuner (sold separately, subscription required)
    • inputs: two rear USB ports, HDMI input, rear-view camera input
    • outputs: 5-channel preamp outputs (5-volt front, rear, mono sub)
    Other Information:
    • wired connection to parking brake required to access settings and other features on this receiver (the brake must be connected and set for video display)
    • built-in internal amp (20 watts RMS CTA-2006/55 peak x 4 channels)
    • wireless remote
    • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
    • super-fast start up time
    • warranty: 3 years
    • MFR # XAVAX5600

    What's in the box:

    • Digital multimedia receiver (10A fuse)
    • Wiring harness (attached 6.5' parking brake wire)
    • 3-Wire to 3.5mm SWC adapter
    • Remote control (RM-X170)
    • CR2025 3V battery (installed in remote)
    • 52" USB extension cable
    • Microphone w/ visor bracket (attached 12' cable terminated by a right-angle mono-3.5mm connector)
    • surface-mount bracket
    • Two-sided tape
    • Wire-tie
    • Hook-and-loop strap
    • Four M5x6mm ISO-screws
    • Operating Instructions
    • Warranty Sheet

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    More details on the Sony XAV-AX5600

    Stacey B.

    Features & specs

    AUX Input No
    Audio/video Input HDMI (rear)
    USB Input Rear (2)
    USB Port Power 1.5A, 0.5A
    Backup Camera Input Yes
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay Yes
    Android Auto Yes
    Siri Control Yes
    Alexa Voice Control N
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM
    HD Radio No
    Navigation Optional
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size No
    Nano No
    Touch No
    iPhone 5 and newer
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 20 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) 20 watts
    Peak Output 55 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 5-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen Yes
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS) Apple, Google, Waze
    Navigation App Compatible (Android) Google, Waze
    Preamp Voltage 5 volts
    Screen Size 6.95
    Screen Type Swipeable (Capacitive)
    Display Color
    Key Button Color White
    EQ Bands 10
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 3 Years
    Labor Warranty 3 Years
    FM Sensitivity 7 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    File Playback
    Music File Playback MP3,WMA,AAC,FLAC,WAV
    High-res Playback N
    The Sony XAV-AX5600 replaces these items:

    Product Research

    CarPlay, Android Auto, & WebLink
    Built-in Bluetooth
    USB, HDMI, & Camera Integration
    AM/FM Radio + SiriusXM-Ready
    Audio & DSP Section
    Touchscreen & Remote Control

    CarPlay, Android Auto, & WebLink

    Apple CarPlay: Use all your essential iPhone functions on the road, with Apple CarPlay and your iPhone 5 or newer (running iOS 7.1 or higher). Connect your phone via an Apple-certified Lightning-to-USB cable to the receiver's rear-panel USB port (labeled "USB1-Smartphone), and you'll see a familiar interface displayed clearly on the Sony receiver's touchscreen. Simply tap the icons to take calls, check voicemails and text messages, or bring up maps. And of course, listen to your favorite songs using iTunes, Apple Music, or select music apps. Apple CarPlay even lets you talk to Siri to control everything using voice commands. You can dictate text messages, control music playback, or get directions, without ever taking your eyes off the road.

    • Maps: Through Apple CarPlay, the power and simplicity of Apple Maps comes to your dashboard; complete with turn-by-turn direction, traffic conditions, and estimated travel time. You can enter a new destination or choose a favorite or recent destination using the head unit's touchscreen or by simply asking Siri. CarPlay can also predict where you most likely want to go using addresses from your email, text messages, contacts, and calendars. If you have iOS 12.0 or newer on your iPhone with the latest version of Google Maps or Waze, you can choose to navigate via Google Maps or Waze instead of CarPlay. Google Maps and Waze do not support Siri voice control, but will have their own proprietary voice control function which has to be accessed through a touchscreen icon on the receiver.
    • Phone: With Apple CarPlay, you can use the XAV-AX5600's interactive touchscreen or ask Siri to make calls, return calls, and check voicemail. To dial a phone number, simply tap the "Phone" icon and Siri will ask you who you want to call. Using the touchscreen you can manually enter a phone number from the on-screen keypad, scroll through contacts, or select from recent and miss calls. In addition, you get access to your voicemails via touchscreen and Siri. When a call comes in, simply tap the "Phone" icon to answer. You'll carry on your side of the conversation through the included external microphone, while the other party is heard through your vehicle's speakers. You can emphasize or weaken the volume level of the microphone. You can also select which car speaker outputs the caller audio; you can select All, Front-Left, Front-Right, or Front-Left/Right.
    • Text Messages: Apple CarPlay also lets you enjoy a better and safer way of text messaging with friends and family when you're on the road, through the Sony receiver and Siri. Through your voice commands, Siri can send, read, and reply to your text messages so that you never have to glance at your phone while behind the wheel. When a new message comes in a banner will come across the screen and Siri will read back the message for you. Text messages cannot be read or typed from the head unit's touchscreen to prevent driver distraction.
    • Music Library: CarPlay lets you access your music in your iPhone's music library, plus Apple Music from the Sony XAV-AX5600. You can browse your music by Playlist, Artist, Song, etc.. just like you would on your iPhone from the XAV-AX5600's touchscreen. You can also use Siri to find and play back your music. The XAV-AX5600's touchscreen will display song/artist information, as well as album art in the background. Tap the Now Playing icon on the Sony receiver's capacitive touchscreen and see song, artist, album information with Album Art displaying in the background. From the Now Playing screen you also get basic playback function, like Play/Pause, Previous Next/Track, Fast Forward/Rewind, and Repeat/Shuffle.
    • Audio Apps & Podcasts: CarPlay also supports additional audio apps that you've downloaded to your iPhone for enjoying music, podcasts, sports, news, and audiobooks - including Pandora, Tidal, Spotify, iHeart Radio, TuneIn Radio, Slacker Radio, Vox, Stitcher, At Bat, CBS Radio News, NPR One, OverCast, & Audible (subscriptions and fees may app). Control them from the head unit's touchscreen or Siri just like you would from your iPhone. Your iPhone's touchscreen remains unlocked during CarPlay connection, so you are able to access additional music apps and listen to them through the Sony receiver; however these apps offer no control or display information from the head unit's touchscreen.
    • Apple HomeKit Compatible: CarPlay now supports control of Apple HomeKit enabled devices (sold separately) through Siri. Using CarPlay in your vehicle, you can ask Siri to close or open your garage door, turn on or off home lighting, increase or decrease the temperature of your  thermostat, as well as control select functions of other Apple HomeKit enabled devices and appliances. Click here for a list of compatible Apple HomeKit products.
    • Apple CarPlay is compatible with iPhone 5 or newer running the latest iOS version.
    • Bluetooth hands-free phone and wireless music streaming cannot be used while Apple CarPlay is being used with a connected iPhone.
    • You cannot connect an Apple CarPlay and Android Auto device at the same time.
    • The USB port (labeled "USB2-USB Memory") cannot be used for CarPlay and only supports USB MSC or MTP devices.

    Android Auto: Thanks to Android Auto, you can connect your Android OS Oreo 8.0 or newer smartphone via a USB cable to the Sony receiver's rear-panel USB port (labeled "USB1-Smartphone) and operate many of the major functions of your Android phone through the Sony head unit's touchscreen (your phone also must be paired via Bluetooth to the receiver and your vehicle stopped for initial setup). Get traffic information, lane guidance, and real-time navigation assistance from Google maps right from the Sony receiver. You can even send text messages, take calls, or check your voicemail through Android Auto and the Sony receiver. Android Auto also includes voice-recognition technology, so you can control everything just by speaking. Get directions, send messages, make calls, and control music while keeping your hands safely on the wheel.

    • Google Assistant: The Sony receiver enhances your Android Auto experience even more by incorporating Google Assistant using the head unit's external microphone and your car speakers for voice command and text-to-speech, which makes using Android Auto and all of its integrated applications fast, easy, and safe. You will need to press the "mic" button or say "OK Google" to activate the Google Assistant. Use the Google Assistant to make a call, send a message, reply to a message, get driving directions, or listen to music.
    • Google & Waze Maps: Use Google Maps to get where you're going with on-screen maps, voice-guided navigation, live traffic information, lane guidance, and more. Select your destination by using the head unit's touchscreen or just say where you want to go through the unit's external mic and Google Speech Technology. You can even listen to music from your Android Auto device or other connected source device while using Google Maps. If you prefer, you can switch over to a simpler version of the community-based Waze navigation app (version 4.27 or higher).
    • Phone & SMS: With Android Auto you get access to your contacts and messages through the Sony receiver while keeping your eyes on the road. Use the unit's external mic and Google Speech Technology to make a phone call, or have your text-messages read aloud to you while you concentrate on the road ahead; you can even reply to texts via voice command.
    • Music: Access your Android smartphone's music library through the Sony receiver via YouTube Music. You'll be able to browse music like you do on your smartphone with song/artist information display and album art. Use the receiver's touchscreen to select songs or just say what song you want to listen to through the head unit's external mic and Google Speech Technology. You also get access to online music and internet radio stations from Amazon Music, Tidal, Pandora, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Slacker Radio, Tune-In, and more; as well as news, sports and talk radio apps. Music apps include song and station browsing, plus song/artist information and album art or station logo. Click here for a list of all compatible app for Android Auto. Music apps include song and station browsing, plus song/artist information and album art or station logo.
    • The initial setup for Android Auto requires that your vehicle be stopped and in park or have the parking brake engaged.
    • Bluetooth hands-free phone and wireless music streaming cannot be used while Android Auto is being used with a connected Android smartphone.
    • You cannot connect an Android Auto and Apple CarPlay device at the same time.
    • The USB port (labeled "USB2-USB Memory") cannot be used for Android Auto and only supports USB MSC or MTP devices.
    • Click here to learn more about Android Auto and to see what latest smartphones are compatible.

    WebLink: Download the WebLink Host app (for Apple iOS 13.0+ or Android OS 7.0+) and connect your compatible iPhone or Android smartphone the the Sony receiver's USB1 port to access select apps such as YouTube, Yelp, and Zomato through the Sony receiver. The apps must be downloaded on your compatible mobile device and can then be accessed through the Sony receiver's touchscreen using the WebLink interface.

    • YouTube: With WebLink, you can access YouTube (for Apple iOS 11.0+ and Android OS 5.0+) and play videos on the Sony receiver's touchscreen monitor (your vehicle's parking brake will need to be engaged). You can select videos from a variety of categories or search by keyword(s).
    • Yelp: Yelp (for Apple iOS 13.0+ and Android OS 5.0+) uses automated software to recommend the most helpful and reliable reviews for the Yelp community among the millions submitted. The software looks at dozens of different signals, including various measures of quality, reliability, and activity on Yelp. Let Yelp help you find the best Restaurants, Hotels, Automotive Service Centers, Banks, Shopping Malls, and more. Search by Category, Favorites, Distance, Point on the Map, or Keyword. A keyword search requires that your vehicle's parking brake be engaged.
    • Zomato: Zomato (for Apple iOS 11.0+ and Android OS 5.0+) lets you search for and discover restaurants to eat out at or order in from. Browse through restaurant menus, photos, user reviews and ratings to decide where you want to eat, and use the map feature to guide you there.
    • MediaPlayer: WebLink's MediaPlayer allows you to access your Apple iOS or Android devices stored music and video library for playback (content must be stored on the device and not the cloud). From the receiver's touchscreen, you can browse your phone's music library by Artist, Album, Genres, Playlist, or Songs. You can also search your music by typing in an artist's name or a song title (the vehicle's parking brake has to be engaged for this feature). In addition, you get playback controls such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, & Random/Repeat. The receiver's screen will display song/artist/album information, along with album art.
    • Once you have your device connected to the head unit and you have selected WebLink as the source, the WebLink app is not controllable from your Apple iOS or Android device. If you need to control the WebLink app from your smartphone, you will have to disconnect your phone's cable from the Sony receiver.
    • The WebLink app must be opened as the primary app on your phone. If you press the home button or go to access other apps on your phone, the WebLink apps will pause on the Sony receiver, until the WebLink app is the primary app again. WebLink will not work with the app only running in the background.
    • Some apps within WebLink will require that your vehicle's parking brake be engaged to operate certain functions & features of the application.

    Cellular & Data Plan Requirements: Access to CarPlay, Android Auto, and WebLink apps will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or Android smartphone to connect to the Internet. Your compatible Apple or Android device will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, LTE (4G), or WiFi.

    USB Extension Note: The Sony XAV-AX5600's USB port (labeled "USB1-Smartphone) is attached to the rear-chassis via a 7" cable. The Sony receiver also includes a 52" USB extension cable. Only use an Apple certified Lightning-to-USB or Android-compliant USB cable when connecting your iPhone or Android device for CarPlay or Android Auto. Do not use 3rd party Lightning-to-USB or USB cables that are not Apple certified or Android compliant. You cannot daisy-chain an additional USB extension cable together with the included 52" USB extension cable. However, you can use a different USB extension cable (as long as its 6' or less) in place of the included 52" USB extension cable. Not following these USB cable guidelines can result in CarPlay or Android Auto malfunction.

    Smartphone Charging: The Sony receiver's USB port (labeled "USB1-Smartphone) provides 1.5A of current to power and charge your connected iPhone or Android smartphone device when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. If your iPhone or Android device has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth 3.0: The Sony XAV-AX5600 is equipped with built-in Bluetooth 3.0, 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 1.6 (Hands Free Profile), PBAP 1.1 (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.3 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.3 (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-AX5600. Please visit Sony eSupport for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled phones.

    Secure Simple Pairing: With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the Sony XAV-AX5600 without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. This unit can only be paired and connected with one Bluetooth device at a time.

    Hands-Free Communication (w/ External Mic): The Sony XAV-AX5600 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-AX5600 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. And thanks to the latest Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.6) with wideband speech capability, the XAV-AX5600 provides more natural sound quality and details during wireless calls.

    • Answering Calls: Incoming calls can be answered manually or automatically 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 touchscreen. Incoming calls can also be rejected if desired.
    • Dialing a Number: Using the XAV-AX5600, you can dial a phone number in a variety of ways.
      • Entering Phone #: Allows you to manually dial a phone number using the unit's touchscreen keypad.
      • Preset Dial: You can store up to 6 contacts in the preset dial for quick dialing from the unit's touchscreen.
      • Phone Book: You can transfer up to 1,000 contacts from your phone's phonebook and store them in the head unit for easy access using the unit's touchscreen monitor.
      • Call History: The unit will store the last 20 calls, allowing you to select a previous phone number quickly from the list.
      • Redial: Use this feature to easily redial the last number you called.
    • Phone Call Adjustments: During a conversation, you can adjust the ringtone volume, adjust the caller's voice volume level, adjust the microphone gain level, as well as switch between the Hands-Free Mode and the Hands-Held Mode (talking directly on your cell phone).

    Wireless Audio Streaming (w/ Metadata Display): The Sony XAV-AX5600 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-AX5600.

    • SBC + AAC Codecs: In addition to support for the standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the XAV-AX5600 offers support of AAC. By supporting AAC, the Sony digital media receiver offers better audio performance of the music streamed from your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad.
    • Advanced Music Browsing: In addition to basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat), the XAV-AX5600 lets you browse your stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, etc. (AVRCP 1.4 phones only; which includes Android 4.0+ and iPhone 5.0+).
    • Song/Artist Info: The head unit will also display your music's song/artist information; such as Artist name, Song title, and Album title (no album art).
    Note: 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 resume.
    USB, HDMI, & Camera Integration

    Dual USB Ports (for MSC & MTP Playback): The Sony XAV-AX5600 features two rear-panel USB (type-A) ports that are attached to the rear chassis via 7" cables and comes with one 52" USB extension cable. Either USB port supports the connection of a USB MSC device, while one of the USB ports also supports connection of a USB MTP device. You'll be able to playback a variety of audio files on your compatible USB MSC or MTP device through the Sony receiver, as well as control playback and view song/artist information with album art. One of the USB ports also supports video playback from a USB MSC device. USB MSC and MTP devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the receiver's USB ports (USB1 = 1.5A / USB2 = 500mA), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    • MSC Playback: Both USB ports will support connection of a USB (mass storage class) device for playback from a USB thumbdrive or portable digital audio player (like a Sony Walkman). The USB port labeled "USB1-Smartphone" supports audio and video file playback, while the USB port labeled "USB2-USB Memory" only supports audio file playback. During USB MSC playback, the unit will provide control and song/artist display with album art.
    • MTP Playback: In addition to MSC playback, the USB port labeled" USB2-USB Memory" also supports connection of a MTP (media transfer protocol) device (including select Android smartphones) for playback of a variety of audio files. During USB MTP playback, the unit will provide control and song/artist display with album art.


    • Using both USB ports - you can have two USB MSC devices connected at the same time, one MSC and one MTP device connected at the same time, or one MSC or MTP device and one CarPlay or Android Auto device connected at the same time.
    • This unit's USB ports do not support connection of USB hubs or USB card-readers.

    Audio/Video File Compatibility: See chart below for compatible files types regarding USB MSC (mass storage class) and MTP (media transfer protocol) devices.

    Supported Features USB Ports
    USB1-Smartphone USB2-USB Memory
    File System FAT 12/16/32, exFAT FAT 12/16/32
    Audio Files MP3 (48-320kbps; 32-48kHz), WMA (48-192kbps; 44.1kHz), AAC (40-320kbps; 8-48kHz), FLAC (16-bit; 8-48kHz), WAV (16/24-bit; 8-48kHz) MP3 (48-320kbps; 32-48kHz), WMA (48-192kbps; 44.1kHz), AAC (40-320kbps; 8-48kHz)
    Video Files MPEG-4 (1280x720), WMV (720x480), MKV (1280x720), Xvid (1280x720) N/A
    CarPlay/Android Auto Compatible CarPlay, Android Auto N/A
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 1,000 Folders/20,000 Total Files 1,000 Folders/20,000 Total Files
    Charging 1.5A 500mA

    HDMI Input: The Sony XAV-AX5600 digital multimedia receiver is outfitted with a rear-panel HDMI input for the connection of an external audio/video source device (such as a DVD or Blu-ray player) with an HDMI output. The HDMI input can also be used to mirror the display and audio of a compatible Apple iPhone or Android smartphone using the appropriate adapters (sold separately). The HDMI input provides video and audio playback, but not control. Playback functions will still need to be controlled from your HDMI-connected source device (not the Sony head unit).

    Note: For safety reasons, video from the HDMI input cannot be displayed on the receiver's touchscreen monitor without the vehicle's parking brake engaged.

    Rearview Camera Input: The Sony XAV-AX5600 is equipped with a composite video rearview camera input to connect a backup camera (sold separately - see Accessories Tab). By connecting a backup camera, you can use the in-dash receiver's touchscreen monitor to see what's behind you when backing up.

    • Parking Guide Lines: When a backup camera is connected and you are viewing a rearview image, parking guide lines appear on-screen making parking easy and safer. There are three color-coded horizontal guidelines. The parking guide lines can be customized to fit your type of vehicle better.
    • Auto-Switching: When your vehicle's shift lever is in the reverse position, the screen automatically switches to the rear view camera; the purple/white wire of the included harness must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for automatic video switching. Automatic video switching takes approximately 1.0 second. You can also manually select the rearview camera input from the head units touchscreen.
    Note: The rearview camera feature is meant as a backup aid only; never solely rely on the rearview camera when backing up. In addition to using the rearview camera, always look behind you to make sure everything is clear when backing up your vehicle.
    AM/FM Radio + SiriusXM-Ready

    Digital Clarity Tuner w/ RDS: The Sony XAV-AX5600 is equipped with a Digital Clarity Tuner for clear AM/FM stereo sound with digital processing technology. 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.

    • BTM (Best Tuning Memory): BTM (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.
    • RDS: FM stations with Radio Data System (RDS) service send inaudible digital information along with the regular radio program signal. Radio Data System (RDS) displays radio broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to compatible FM stations.

    SiriusXM-Ready: The Sony XAV-AX5600 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 blocked
    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.
    Audio & DSP Section

    Dynamic Reality Amp 2: The Dynamic Reality Amp 2 gives you 20W (RMS) x 4ch / 55W (Peak) x 4ch of power, so you can play music as loudly or softly as you like with clarity and detail. The amp has 47% less internal resistance than conventional units, for increased output and clear, natural sound at any volume.

    • Continuous Power Output: 20 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Peak Power Output: 55 watts x 4-channels (220 total watts)
    Note: The power specifications for the Sony XAV-AX5600 are compliant with the CTA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). These standards were developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and between manufacturers.

    5ch/5V Preouts+ Subwoofer Control: The XAV-AX5600 contains five 5-volt RCA preouts; a front channel pair, rear channel pair, and mono-subwoofer channel. The front and rear channel preouts can be faded, while the subwoofer preout is non-fading. You can adjust the subwoofer preout's volume level (-10 to +10) independently from the head unit's volume control. You can also select the phase of the subwoofer output from Normal or Reverse.

    Low-Pass & High-Pass Filter: The unit's subwoofer preout features a low pass filter with a selectable cut-off frequency of 50Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, or 120Hz. The front & rear speaker high-level and low-level outputs offer a selectable high-pass crossover frequency of 50Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, or Off. The slope of the low & high pass crossovers is 12dB.

    10-Band EQ: You can select from a variety of preset EQ curves. Select from R&B, Rock, Pop, Dance, Hip-Hop, Electronica, Jazz, Soul, Country, Custom, & Off. The Custom EQ preset mode allows you to tailor the sound to your personal preference with its 10-band graphic equalizer. Cut and boost ten different frequencies (32, 63, 125, 250, 500, 1k, 2k, 4k, 8k, 16k Hz) from -10 to +10 for unlimited sound sculpting options.

    Dynamic Stage Organizer (DSO): Sound waves are directional, so if your speakers are in your doors or under your dash, the audio may seem muddy or unclear. Dynamic Stage Organizer (DSO) adjusts the width and height of the soundstage, improving the stereo positioning so music sounds like it's coming from the dashboard.

    ExtraBass: Activate ExtraBass at the touch of a button for an instant, low-end boost. Unlike conventional bass boosters, ExtraBass minimizes distortion at all volume levels by automatically adjusting frequency and gain to their optimal positions.

    Beep Tone: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation (only when using the receiver's built-in amp). This function can be turned On or Off.

    Touchscreen & Remote Control

    6.95" Capacitive Touchscreen w/ Gesture Control: The Sony XAV-AX5600 digital media receiver is equipped with a 6.95" capacitive touchscreen that offers a crystal clear display and highly responsive touch-sensitive control. The ultra-slim 6.95" touchscreen display uses a bezel-less panel, for a smooth fit on the dashboard that blends seamlessly with your car interior. The 6.95" touchscreen monitor has a resolution of 800 RGB x 480 (1,152,000 pixels). With Gesture Control, you can perform frequently-used operations by simply swiping your finger on the touchscreen monitor to the left, right, up, or down (Gesture control is not supported by CarPlay or Android Auto).

    • Wallpaper: You can choose between five color wallpapers (Purple, Blue, Green, Red, Black) for the background image of the unit's touchscreen monitor. You can also use a favorite JPEG images saved on a USB thumbdrive.
    • Picture EQ: You can select a picture quality mode suitable for the interior brightness of your vehicle. You can choose from Dynamic, Standard, Theater, or Custom. This feature is only available when the parking brake is engaged and USB video is the selected source.
    • Aspect Ratio: You can also change the screen's aspect ratio to suit your video content. You can choose from Normal, Zoom, Full, or Captions. This feature is only available when the parking brake is engaged and USB video is the selected source.
    • Dimmer: To change the brightness of the display you can set the Sony receiver 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.
    Note: To prevent the displaying of video while the vehicle is in motion, the light green wire in the supplied 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 enjoy CarPlay, Android Auto, & Bluetooth, as well as access audio adjustments.

    Front-Panel Buttons: Push-button controls along the bottom edge of the 6.95" touchscreen display provides instant access to commonly-used features such as volume, source, sound settings and voice control for safe and easy operation on the road

    Remote Control: The Sony XAV-AX5600 comes with an IR wireless remote control and supports compatibility with steering wheel remote adapters (sold separately).

    • IR Remote: The included IR remote (RM-X170) provides wireless control of the Sony receiver. The included wireless remote allows you to control the basic functions (not Bluetooth Phone) of the Sony head unit while keeping your eyes on the road.
    • SWC Input: This receiver is compatible with aftermarket steering wheel audio control adapters (sold separately) designed to retain your vehicles existing factory steering wheel controls (if equipped) once the factory radio is replaced with an aftermarket head unit.


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    Customer Q&A

    23 questions already asked

    I've heard from a couple owners that the backup camera does not automatically come on when putting into reverse. You have to manually select the camera. Is that true on this model?
    allen  Feb 29, 2024
    1 answer
    The Sony XAV-AX5600 has a reverse input wire (pin 13 violet/white) that when activated automatically selects the rear camera when shifting into reverse, Allen. If this connection on the radio's harness is not correctly made to your vehicle's reverse circuit, you will need to manually select the reverse camera each time to see the image displayed.
    bo  Mar 01, 2024 (Staff)
    Can you customize the screen display?
    brian  Oct 28, 2023
    2 answers
    brian  Oct 29, 2023
    Greetings Brian. Thank you for your question. You can adjust brightness, aspect ratio, and upload your own JPEG file and store it as a custom background.
    hogan  Oct 28, 2023 (Staff)
    Hey I have this unit in my 2010 gmc yukon denali xl Recently my backup camera stop working when I put it in reverse I have to do It manually Can it be fixed?
    roosevelt  Oct 26, 2023
    1 answer
    It is possible Frankin, but there is no way for me to determine your exact issue from here. The reverse camera input trigger on the radio is getting a signal from your installation interface, and that would be the first thing I would advise you to check. Make sure that connection is solid, and if it is it could be an issue with your specific installation interface used. I hope this helps!
    bo  Oct 26, 2023 (Staff)
    How do I connect to SiriusXM?
    dave  Apr 16, 2023
    1 answer
    This will depend on the installation. Please reach out to our advisors via online chat or phone at 1-800-324-9695 for help with this project.
    zachary  Apr 16, 2023 (Staff)
    I have a 2007 F150 with SiriusXM working; do I still need the offered Tuner to make it work? Has factory antenna and all.
    richard  Apr 01, 2023
    1 answer
    Greetings Richard, and thank you for your question. The satellite radio tuner is not built into the aftermarket stereos, so yea you would need the tuner as well. This comes with a magnetic antenna, and you would need to use that as we do not have an adapter to retain the factory antenna at the moment.
    hogan  Apr 02, 2023 (Staff)
    Is it compatible with 2012 JBL TOYOTA SIENNA DVD 4 DISC 67002?
    kenny  Jan 05, 2023
    1 answer
    The Sony does fit your 2012 Toyota Sienna with JBL Joseph, great news there! When you replace the factory radio the factory DVD player will still work, but audio will only be available through the factory headphones. Your vehicle's backup camera will continue to work with its dedicated display. Below is a link to the complete install gear with Readyharness to help as well!
    bo  Jan 05, 2023 (Staff)
    Is there a way to by pass the amplifier that's built into this unit? Cause its trying to overpower my amplifier in my car therefore having poor audio quality.
    wnlilleytx  Jan 02, 2023
    1 answer
    Greetings, and thank you for your question. There is no way to turn off the internal amp, but if you are using the speaker level output of the Sony, you may need a line output converter between your stereo and your amp. Please contact one of our advisors at 800-324-9695 with your vehicle information to have us search for a solution.
    hogan  Jan 02, 2023 (Staff)
    Whats the difference between the Sony XAV-AX5600 and the Xav-ax5500?
    nicholas  Oct 30, 2022
    1 answer
    The AX5600 adds and HDMI input. Otherwise, the two are identical.
    zachary  Oct 30, 2022 (Staff)
    During the night drive, while driver needs screen to show navigation routes, will the screen brightness auto-adjust or is there a manual control to adjust it?
    nsiw2013sienna  Oct 11, 2022
    1 answer
    This Sony receiver can be set 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) where you can adjust the dimmer level from -5 to +5.
    jason  Oct 11, 2022 (Staff)
    Anyone using USB and shuffle? I am wondering if Sony now lets you shuffle all songs. It did not on older units. Thanks
    mark  Sep 09, 2022
    1 answer
    Greetings M, and thank you for your question. The only mention of shuffle is with Apple Carplay. we do not have the unit on hand to put our fingers on it. Lets see if one of our awesome customers might know. If they know, I'm sure they will add to the post.
    hogan  Sep 09, 2022 (Staff)
    Can you mirror a iphone via a hdmi connection?
    benjamin  Aug 14, 2022
    1 answer
    Yes, the HDMI input can also be used to mirror the display and audio of a compatible Apple iPhone with the appropriate adapter.
    allison  Aug 14, 2022 (Staff)
    How do I connect a Basspro Nano sub (audio) to this unit ?
    nathaniel j  Jul 26, 2022
    1 answer
    Greetings Nathaniel, and thank you for your question. What you will need for that Sony and the Bass Pro Nano is an amplifier wiring kit, and because the Sony stereo has a single (mono ) RCA out for the subwoofer, you need a Y splitter as well. Here is what you will need: Item 142PA10BX is the amplifier wire kit, and the splitter 142RFF.
    hogan  Jul 27, 2022 (Staff)
    Is the HDMI input HDCP 2.2 compliant? I'd like to watch videos on Hulu, Disney+, Netflix, etc. while parked.
    kyle  Jun 06, 2022
    1 answer
    Excellent question Kyle! When using the direct HDMI input on the Sony XAV-AX5600 any 4k source like Hulu, Netflix, or Disney+ will work, but the resolution displayed will be bounced down to 720p, the maximum on this radio. You'll be able to enjoy those sources when parked!
    bo  Jun 07, 2022 (Staff)
    HDMI compatibility? My Nintendo switch couldn't connect. What can?
    jesus  Mar 23, 2022
    1 answer
    Video from the HDMI input cannot be displayed on the receiver's touchscreen monitor without the vehicle's parking brake engaged. If you need more help, you can find technical support's phone number on your invoice or by logging into your account and accessing the "orders" tab.
    allison  Apr 01, 2022 (Staff)
    Does the wired USB CarPlay connection charge my iPhone while using CarPlay? I read somewhere that it drains the phone while connected.
    jonathan  Jan 04, 2022
    4 answers
    Oh yeah.
    demetrious  Jan 08, 2022
    For me it also charges the phone while in use
    james  Jan 04, 2022
    The USB connection WILL charge your iPhone while using CarPlay.
    jeff  Jan 04, 2022
    Yes. Unit will charge phone battery while connected. No battery drain
    gerson  Jan 04, 2022
    Which rear view cameras will link to this unit?
    daniel k  Nov 29, 2021
    3 answers
    Any rear camera will work. Just need a RCA from camera to plug into back of the deck.
    adam  Nov 30, 2021
    I don't know that. I don't intend to connect a camera. I bought radio for my Motorhome which has a separate rear monitor.
    joseph  Nov 29, 2021
    Any composite video aftermarket camera should be fine. Needs 12 Volt Reverse trigger to activate camera and switch source on the headunit.
    adam  Nov 29, 2021
    can I operate stereo with the steering wheel controls?
    virgil  Nov 27, 2021
    5 answers
    You have to pay a little extra for the adapter to maintain the steering wheel controls. If you add the stereo to your cart and go through the prompts it will give you the option to purchase with the adapter and maintain the steering wheel controls or not. With this specific stereo unit the steering wheel controls are also customizable.
    david  Nov 28, 2021
    Yes, if you buy the correct harness.
    daniel  Nov 28, 2021
    Yes, with the correct wire harness.
    william  Nov 27, 2021
    Yes. I used the pac adapter to retain my steering wheel controlls for my 07 chrysler aspen.
    christopher  Nov 27, 2021
    mel  Nov 27, 2021
    Can you play youtube music from your iPhone to this Stereo? I only listen to youtube music on my phone. iPhone 12. I saw a review on one receiver, saying you can't do youtube on that receiver. Just curious before I spend money on something I can't test in person.
    timothy  Nov 15, 2021
    2 answers
    I also exclusively use YouTube Music on an Android device, and yes, you can stream music via YouTube Music. I think "can't do YouTube" is specifically referring to YouTube video services.
    daniel  Nov 28, 2021
    I don't know at this fine. Still waiting for the install.
    raymond  Nov 16, 2021
    For clarification, does Google Maps guidance appear on screen with turn-by-turn voice prompts?
    vince  Nov 10, 2021
    2 answers
    daniel  Nov 28, 2021
    Using a compatible Android Auto or Carplay phone paired via Bluetooth and connected to the USB Input, you can use Google Maps for on-screen maps and voice-guided navigation.
    jenny  Nov 12, 2021 (Staff)
    For clarification, does Google Maps guidance appear on screen with turn-by-turn voice prompts?
    vince  Nov 10, 2021
    5 answers
    YES! But only if your phone is plugged into the USB port. This is the only way Android Auto or Apple works.
    adam  Nov 30, 2021
    Tested out the voice on google maps and it worked through the speakers just fine. It also has the voice on/off symbol on the right side where turning off/on is a breeze right on the screen.
    ben  Nov 16, 2021
    As soon as I plug my Android phone up and Android auto starts Google maps starts immediately.
    robert  Nov 16, 2021
    Google Maps App does appear on screen. I have always had voice prompts turned off but I would assume so. would have to get back to you on that...
    ben  Nov 15, 2021
    Google Maps and Waze both will appear on-screen and give turn-by-turn voice prompts as long as you have either Android Auto or Car Play setup correctly. I use AA and it works perfectly. As soon as I plug my phone in, it starts AA and launches Waze. You can also set it to launch Google Maps if you choose.
    rusty  Nov 15, 2021
    Can you switch the display off for night driving?
    tim  Nov 07, 2021
    4 answers
    daniel  Nov 28, 2021
    Yes. If you press the Option button there is a quick select option for turning off the display but keeping the audio output running.
    shane  Nov 08, 2021
    chase  Nov 07, 2021
    Yes you can
    charles  Nov 07, 2021
    Is it possible to connect a tpms to the head unit?
    dolph  Aug 03, 2021
    1 answer
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    kenneth  Aug 04, 2021 (Staff)

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