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Sony introduces first DAB/DAB+/DMB-R in-car CD receiver

Press release   •   Aug 31, 2011 16:30 CEST

• DAB/DAB+/DMB-R and FM/AM radio reception
• Includes easy-fit high-sensitivity DAB antenna
• Digital Clarity Tuner expands stereo reception area
• Front USB input for iPod® /iPhone®/Walkman® connection
• Automatic Level Optimiser adjusts for playback volume level changes between different music sources
• SensMe™ creates themed music channels to suit your mood
• Dynamic Reality Amp with 4x 52W high power outputCDX-DAB700U_front_1

Drivers can enjoy a wide range of digital radio entertainment with the first DAB/DAB+/DMB-R CD receiver from Sony. The new CDX-DAB700U pulls in your favourite digital stations and analogue broadcasts (FM/AM) for clear reception while you’re on the road. It’s the first head unit from Sony that’s compatible with regular DAB transmissions as well as the newer DAB+ and DMB-R standards that offer improved transmission efficiency.

The receiver comes supplied with a compact, highly sensitive DAB antenna that adheres discreetly inside the car windscreen to offer excellent signal reception. The powerful adhesive film allows quick, easy installation, with no need to drill holes or make other modifications to your vehicle.

If you’re driving in parts of the country with weak FM signal reception, a new Digital Clarity Tuner improves stereo channel separation. You’ll enjoy a natural, satisfying stereo soundstage even when you’re further away from a radio transmitter.

The high contrast, generously-sized 2-line display (max. 8digits in the 1st line and max. 12digits in the second line) offers detailed information such as dynamic label and station name. The head unit’s front panel flips down to reveal the CD loading slot. As an extra refinement, panel illumination can be selected from 35,000 colours to coordinate with your vehicle’s interior.

Alongside radio and CD sources, the CDX-DAB700U lets you enjoy crisp, clear digital music from other devices via the convenient front-mounted USB input. Hook up your iPod®/iPhone® or Walkman®, or connect a USB flash drive loaded with your favourite MP3 tracks. There’s also a standard 3.5mm jack socket for connecting MP3 players or other devices.

Whatever you’re listening to, you’ll enjoy clear, commanding audio reproduction thanks to the powerful 4x 52W Dynamic Reality Amp. SensMe™ technology automatically groups music tracks into themed channels: just choose a favourite to suit driving conditions or your mood. It’s the smarter, simpler way to enjoy your music collection while you focus on the road ahead.

Unique to Sony, the new Automatic Level Optimiser reduces sudden jumps in sound level when you switch between CD, FM tuner or MP3 music sources. It’s an easier, more comfortable way to listen without having to keep reaching for the volume control. Automatic Level Optimiser is enabled by the processing power of Sony’s Advanced Sound Engine that also offers 7 Band Digital EQ, Time Alignment, Rear Bass Enhancer, Dynamic Loudness and a super-flexible active crossover.

The new CDX-DAB700U CD receiver with DAB/DAB+/DMB-R is available from February/March 2012 (in all DAB broadcasting countries across Europe).

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Key technical specifications

Feature

CDX-DAB700U

Amp & General Features

Output Power (4ohm, 1kHz,16V)

4 x 52W

Pre Out

x3

Sub Out

Yes

Aux-In

Yes (Front)

USB

Yes (Front)

Time Alignment Preset

Yes

Rear Bass Enhancer

Yes

EQ

Yes (EQ7)

Loudness

Yes (Dynamic)

High Pass Filter

Yes (OFF/50/60/80/100/120)

Low Pass Filter

Yes (50/60/80/100/120)

Automatic Level Optimiser

Yes

DM+ (Codec enhancer)

Yes (Gen2.1)

Tuner Features

Preset

DAB18/FM12/MW6/LW6

RDS/EON

Yes

Panel Design

Panel finish colour

Metallic Black

Key illumination

Variable

Display Device(LCD/FL/OEL/TFT)

LCD (with Acryl)

Display colour(Colour Variation/Negative or Positive)

Black colour/Negative

Other Features

Sub panel illumination colour

Red

Security

Detachable

Rotary commander ( ):Option

(RM-X4S)

Card Remote ( ):Option

RM-X211

iPod Control Features

Repeat

Yes

Shuffle

Yes

Pause

Yes

Resume Play

Yes

List Browsing (Genre/ Artist/ Album/ Track/ Playlist/ Podcast)

Yes

Passenger Control

Yes

ZAPPIN

Yes

USB Mass Storage Device Control Features

Repeat

OFF/TRACK/ALBUM

Shuffle

OFF/ALBUM/DEVICE

Pause

Yes

Resume Play

Yes

CODEC (for USB)

MP3, WMA, AAC

List Browsing (Folders/Files)