SAN DIEGO, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony today announced four new
Xplod(R) in-dash head units that are able to connect directly to compatible
iPod(R) music players, allowing users to charge and control their iPod
devices on the road.
The top-of-the-line unit (model CDX-GT630UI) is Sony's first car stereo
that can connect directly to iPod players, other digital music players and
USB thumb drives via a USB connection. It also includes Sony's unique
ZAPPIN(TM) function, which offers a way of searching and listening to
Providing several options for connectivity in the car, the CDX-GT630UI
head unit connects to compatible iPod or other digital music players via
USB, allowing users to control and charge their devices and enjoy
exceptional sound quality. CDX-GT630UI also supports iPhone.
Sony's unique ZAPPIN(TM) technology operates similarly to most car
stereos' scan buttons. It continues to play a series of short music clips
from your own music library until you can find your favorite song to match
This head unit's Quick-BrowZer(TM) feature allows users to control and
select music via the "rotate and push" button. It also has the Jump Mode
feature that helps users quickly search through even the largest music
libraries and quickly find the tracks they are looking for, and Passenger
Control which allows passengers to control the connected iPod itself while
being charged. Additionally, the head unit's DM+ technology enhances the
sound quality of compressed audio files.
The receiver supports MP3 and non-DRM WMA and non-DRM AAC codecs and is
satellite radio ready and HD Radio(R) ready (tuner module required). Plus,
it features front, rear and subwoofer preamp outputs; has a flip-down
detachable faceplate; and a 13-segment, LCD with black LED display; and
blue and green switchable key illumination. Satellite radio requires a
tuner and service subscription (both sold separately).
The CDX-GT430IP CD receiver comes with an interface that allows for
control of most iPod players. The included 1.5-meter cable has a 30-pin
connector provides full menu control and allows the head unit to charge
compatible iPod devices. The unit's selectable front and rear/sub preamp
outputs can be used to control the frequency and output level of an
external amplifier. Other features include Quick-BrowZer, Passenger Control
and Jump Mode technologies, satellite radio and HD Radio ready
compatibility, and MP3 and non-DRM WMA playback, with black LED screen and
blue key illumination.
The CDX-GT330 unit provides versatility, through compatibility with
most iPod players, and HD Radio and satellite radio ready functionality. It
offers MP3 and non-DRM WMA playback support and two preouts. The CDX-GT130
CD receiver has one preout and a detachable faceplate with a black
13-segment LED screen.
Each new unit supports HPF/LPF sound quality enhancements and features
an auxiliary input on the faceplate, facilitating the use of compatible
iPod and other portable music players in a vehicle with a standard 1/8-inch
mini jack cord (sold separately). They also feature 52 watts X 4 peak
The CDX-GT630UI, CDX-GT430IP and CDX-GT330 head units come with the
supplied wireless card remote (model RM-X151), so it's easy to control the
music from the front or back seat. Users can increase the CDX-GT330 unit's
connectivity by purchasing an adapter (model XA-120IP for about $50) that
charges a compatible iPod device and controls it from the head unit.
The new CDX-GT630UI, CDX-GT430IP, CDX-GT330 and CDX-GT130 stereos will
cost about $160, $130, $100 and $80 respectively. The GT series head units
will be available this September at retailers across the country and
military base exchanges.
iPod is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.
(C) 2008 Sony Electronics, Inc.
Xplod and the Xplod logo are trademarks of Sony.
52 watts X 4 peak output (23.2 watts per channel minimum continuous
average power into 4 ohms, 4 channels driven from 20 Hz to 20 kHz with no
more than 5% total harmonic distortion.
SOURCE Sony Electronics, Inc.