MirrorLink™ smartphone connectivity7
MirrorLink™ technology7 offers seamless connectivity between MirrorLink enabled smartphones and your XAV-712HD receiver. The technology is extremely simple to use: approved applications, content and controls are mirrored from the smartphone onto the receiver.
7” Touch Screen Display
The high-resolution TFT (WVGA) 7” touch screen display will inform and entertain you. Gesture command and on-screen touch buttons make everything easier to control and separate audio and video power supply circuits provide added clarity.
Pandora® Internet Radio Control6
Pandora® is the leading internet radio service, giving people music they love anytime, anywhere, through personalized radio stations. The XAV-712HD provides complete access to your Pandora account using your iPhone®, Android™ or Blackberry® phones6.
Integrated Bluetooth® technology5
Easily take calls and stream audio with the XAV-712HD receiver featuring Bluetooth® technology5 Simultaneously connect up to two compatible devices and choose between hands free phone access, phonebook access, Pandora® internet radio control6 or audio streaming.
Dual rear USB 1-Wire Inputs2
Connect, control and charge your Walkman®, iPod®3, iPhone®3 or other compatible USB devices2 while accessing your digital music files using the USB inputs. The convenient, dual rear inputs provide selectable charging rates of 1 amp (standard) or 1.5 amps (Hi-current). You can also view metadata like song title and artist on the front display.
Firmware upgradable with USB input
Easily upgrade the XAV-712HD’s firmware. Use a PC to download updates from Sony® support to a flash drive and load them on your receiver via the USB input.
Easily access select smartphone apps9
The updated App Remote™ combines music & apps9 into a single source list, displayed & controlled from your receiver. Content is displayed on your smartphone while audio plays through your speakers. You can control sound settings directly from your phone. For Android™ users, App Remote can also be voice controlled10 and read or respond to texts.
Hi-Definition smartphone playback12
Enjoy Hi-Definition content with built-in HDMI®/MHL™ input & your compatible smartphone12. Simply connect the included cable between your device & the XAV-712HD’s rear input. Control playback directly from the device while content is displayed on the receivers screen. MHL connections will even charge your device through the single cable.
Integrated HD Radio™ Tuner11
The integrated HD Radio™ tuner11 receives compatible AM and FM radio stations signals in digital format for improved sound quality while providing metadata information and iTunes® Music Tagging so that you can find the songs you like later.
Optional TomTom® navigation control
Connect the optional XA-NV300T TomTom® navigation system and you’ll have continuous access to TomTom’s intuitive user interface and world-class mapping technologies, including IQ Routes, the worlds biggest real travel time database. You’ll never worry about network connections or data costs because the system works independent of your phone.
5V RCA outputs for system expansion
When you’re ready to expand your system, the XAV-712HD delivers a robust 5 volts to front, rear and subwoofer RCA pre-amp outputs for external amplifiers. The adjustable subwoofer level control also lets you dial in the bass when you’re ready to pump it up.
Passenger App Control3
Connect your compatible iPhone® or iPod® Touch via the optional RC-202IPV cable to display compatible app content on the XAV-712HD receiver’s display and control the app directly from your iPhone or iPod Touch with Passenger App Control3.
iPod® and iPhone® content playback3
Advanced Response User Interface
Select between 2D or 3D icons and screen visualizers and enjoy fast touch screen response when selecting sources, transitioning between menu screens and searching through your USB music content.
Plays DVDs/CDs and digital files1
Multi-format playback1 lets you play most MP3, WMA, AAC music files, JPEG’s or MP4 videos.
SiriusXM™ Satellite radio ready4
The on-board SiriusXM™ connector4 simplifies satellite radio installation by eliminating compatibility issues and providing direct connection to the new platform of tuners.
Variable Color Illumination
Match your radio’s button illumination with over 35,000 colors to complement your existing vehicle lighting components with the Dynamic Color Illuminator®.
Intuitive ZAPPIN® search feature
Use the ZAPPIN® feature can play 6, 15, or 30 second intro clips to help you find a specific song.
Custom sound settings with EQ7
The Advanced Sound Engine uses EQ7 equalizer, adjustable LPF/HPF crossovers, Listener Position calibration, Rear Bass Enhancer, and Dynamic Loudness volume leveler to deliver an impressive listening experience.
Powerful in-dash amplification
The internal Dynamic Reality Amp delivers 52 watts x 4 to your interior speakers, allowing you to crank up the volume while maintaining low distortion, low noise levels and smooth frequency response. Your music isn’t just louder, its clearer too.
Zone x Zone for rear seat playback
Zone by Zone control allows users to independently select between sources for the front seat passengers while enabling separate DVD playback for rear seat passengers when connected to additional rear seat video monitors (sold separately).
Auxiliary Audio/Video inputs
Two dedicated rear auxiliary AV inputs provide additional AV source playback and a dedicated connection for a rear view camera (sold separately) for visibility when backing up, especially with larger trucks or SUVs.
SensMe® Music App
SensMe® application 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 uses proprietary 12-tone analysis to look at tempo, rhythm ratios and number of notes to help differentiate similar music files.
Hands Free with noise cancelling
The included hands-free microphone and integrated echo and noise canceling circuitry assure your conversations are clear.
Convenient wireless remote included
Control your receiver with the included wireless card remote (RM-X271).
Steering wheel control ready input9
This receiver is compatible with aftermarket remote control adapters9 designed to utilize the vehicles existing, primary radio controls directly from the steering wheel. The 1/8” rear panel mounted remote input jack allows for simple connectivity.
1. Not all files may play back due to file variations. Copy-protected ACC-LC files not supported.:2. Not all USB devices are compatible. Consult www.esupport.sony.com for complete details.:3. Works with iPod with video, iPod Classic, iPod nano (1st - 7th gen.), iPod Touch (1st -5th gen.), iPhone, 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S and 5 via USB input, cable sold separately. Passenger control not available for iPod nano 1st gen. or iPod with video. Lightning connector devices only compatible with audio playback.:4. Requires satellite radio tuner and service subscription, sold separately.:5. Interoperability and compatibility among Bluetooth devices vary.:6. Works with iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S and 5 via USB port, and compatible Blackberry and Android™ based smartphones via Bluetooth.:7. MirrorLink enabled smartphone required. MirrorLink is a technology standard developed by the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) that allows consumers to use their smartphone in a car without looking at or touching their phone. The technology achieves this through two-way communication between the smartphone and the in-vehicle infotainment system. CCC-approved applications and content are mirrored from the mobile device onto the automotive in-dash receiver.:8. Compatibility varies as not all vehicles are compatible; please consult with each interface manufacturer for details.:9. Requires download of free Sony App Remote app for iPhone from the App Store or for Android from Google Play. Users must link compatible apps to the App Remote application on their phone in order to play the audio signal on the Sony receiver.:10. App Remote voice activation compatible with Android phones only.:11. HD Radio reception requires tuner to be within range of station’s HD Radio signal.:12. Interoperability and compatibility of HDMI/MHL connection with included cables varies as not all devices are compatible.