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Sony XAV-AX100

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Tacoma77, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. Jun 5, 2018 at 7:58 AM
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    Txblt

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    Very interested in getting this system, now.
    The options and features sound awesome.
     
  2. Jun 5, 2018 at 8:17 AM
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    The only criticism that I have with the Sony HU is that it uses resistive screen tech. But at the price point, an excellent unit overall.
     
  3. Jun 5, 2018 at 7:47 PM
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    FYI, firmware update was released in April. It closes the nanny screen on its own and detects my phone way better now for CarPlay.
     
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  4. Jun 5, 2018 at 9:01 PM
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    With OS 11.2 (I think) to be released in the fall, iPhone users will be able to use Waze and Google Maps. I have gotten used to using Apple Maps, but will be very excited to be able to use Waze again.
     
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  5. Jun 5, 2018 at 9:46 PM
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    1.) anyone wire the illuminatior wire so it dims when lights are on? If so can you show?

    2.) gonna try to do my own install on a back up camera. Any suggestions? I plan on connecting to the reverse light, then run the power all the up to the hu. Do I tie the main and reverse trigger in the same? Do you tap in the reverse light in the rear or try to find it up front?
     
  6. Jun 20, 2018 at 3:34 PM
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    Installed and drove from San Diego to Moab and back. Definitely made the trip better blasting tunes on Kokopelli Trail! I like the HU and works with steering wheel controls. Only complaints... The Scosche kit from Crutchfield was all plastic, I was expecting metal brackets, but it works. Biggest problem (also my fault for not doing enough research) is that Android Auto doesn't let you search by artist or song when using Google Play Music. Big disappointment. I have to look up artists on my phone to play, which defeats the purpose of having Android Auto. Other than that, it is awesome. Just because Android Auto isn't quite what I expected it to be, I'm already looking forward to upgrading to an Android HU. But that will have to wait until I get a lift...couldn't finish Kokopelli :/
     
  7. Jun 21, 2018 at 8:00 AM
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    Just curious - have you tried using the Google Assistant voice commands? From what I have seen, the voice command capabilities are identical to what can be done with a Google Home, and I am able to tell my Google Home to play a specific artist or even song by title. I haven't purchased this HU yet otherwise I would test and confirm.
     
  8. Jun 21, 2018 at 10:16 AM
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    Google Assistant works well for maps, kinda works for texting, is complete crap for using Google Play Music app. I cannot tell it to play a song or artist. She just apologizes to me when I ask. It is not as capable as Google Home. From my experience, it can only complete the requests that can also be done manually.
     
  9. Jun 23, 2018 at 8:00 AM
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    Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Better keep the egghead. He might come in handy.

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    I am interested in knowing this too. I would like to install one in my 3rd gen and was wondering about other 3rd gen owners experience with this hu.
     
  10. Jun 23, 2018 at 8:17 AM
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    Kings, Deavers, Brute Force, Prinsu, Lights, all the stuff
    I am looking to buy a set of the right hand controls to add as well. I’m hoping I can get Lucky in a salvage years or something
     
  11. Jul 31, 2018 at 10:29 PM
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    Yes it is awesome!!! I would recommend it to anyone who's looking for a new radio. I like the Android Auto. That's the main reason reason I bought it.
     
  12. Aug 10, 2018 at 11:20 AM
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    Had an xav200 installed recently. Loving it so far but now I'm thinking I need some better speakers than the stock ones. The Sirius tuner is mounted on the roof.

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  13. Aug 10, 2018 at 3:32 PM
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    Looks good man! Did you install yourself?
     
  14. Aug 10, 2018 at 5:45 PM
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    Unfortunately not. I've had my hands full with other mods and there's a group in town that are experts at headunit installation. It was great to hand the work off to someone and say "call me when it's done".
     
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  15. Feb 2, 2019 at 7:06 AM
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    Map light mod Heated Seat GROM audio Headlight Mod
    Anybody installed a backup camera with this setup? I've got an older-style pop-and-lock and was thinking about putting this in:

    https://www.crutchfield.com/p_249CUB01/Crux-CUB-01.html

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    It would require drilling out a hole, but I'm not sure whether or not the tailgate handle space would be sufficient?

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  16. Jun 22, 2019 at 3:36 AM
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    Just curious what did they charge to install?
     
  17. Jun 22, 2019 at 5:50 PM
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    I see nobody has tried this unit in a 1st gen... stay tuned. Getting mine in on Monday.
     
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  18. Jun 22, 2019 at 6:21 PM
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    I’m actually getting mine in on Wednesday! Post pics so I can see how it looks. And please let me how the installation goes because I’m gonna be honest I’m not very good with stereos
     
  19. Jun 22, 2019 at 6:55 PM
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    Should be pretty straightforward... it's a single DIN chassis... the face makes it double DIN.

    Pics Monday afternoon.
     
  20. Jun 24, 2019 at 6:41 PM
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    Sounds amazing! And it looks clean in the 1st gen dash.

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