Sony Electronics Announces New XS-AW8 In-Car Powered Subwoofer, Delivering Big Sound with Ultra-Slim Design

Sony Electronics - 10/07/2020

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Electronics Inc. today announced the new XS-AW8 in-car powered subwoofer, adding a new product category to the company's car audio offerings. This powerful subwoofer offers the great sound customers have come to expect from Sony, in a compact and versatile form factor.

"The term Sony has its roots in the Latin word sonus, or 'sound,' and it is core to our business to provide a premium audio experience," said Mike Fasulo, president and chief operating officer, Sony Electronics North America. "The Sony name is also synonymous with innovation, and we are constantly looking for new ways to move the industry forward tangibly."

XS-AW8 Key Features:

Powerful Sound

  • 160W Peak Output Power – Fill the car with 160W (75W RMS) of clean and dynamic bass sound from a built-in class A/B amplifier with Sony's original power IC, designed for precise and clear low end even at its loudest[1]. 
  • High Level Input – Even when using a factory radio with no preamp outputs, users can simply connect the speaker outputs of their receiver to the high-level inputs. When pre-out signals are available from the receiver, connect them to the CH1(R) and CH2(L) terminals. High voltage pre-out compatibility means customers can utilize higher voltage up to 5V for a clean audio signal and less external noise. 

Advanced Design

  • Sleek, Shallow Subwoofer – The slim design allows installation in restricted spaces and fills the car with clean and deep bass line.
  • Optimally Designed Driver Unit and Low Resonance Cart-aluminum Enclosure – To reproduce powerful bass sound from its compact dimensions, the slim enclosure is paired with a rigid subwoofer diaphragm. The built-in amplifier also integrates a sturdy heat-sink to protect the driver unit and amp without introducing unwanted vibrations and harmonic distortion.

Convenient Utility

  • Wired Remote Commander – A wired remote commander allows customers to adjust the subwoofer volume from the driver's seat. 
  • Single-sided Controls & Terminals – Connections and amplifier controls are together on a single side for easy installation and tuning. The amplifier features a variable low-pass filter for simple connection to full-range sources, including the speaker-level inputs. A switch lets users customize the subwoofer phase output, to prevent any reduced bass response due to phase cancellation from other speakers in the system. 

Pricing and Availability:
The XS-AW8 will have a suggested retail price of $299.99 and will be available to purchase in December 2020. For a full list of specs and information, please visit https://www.sony.com/electronics/car-subwoofers/xs-aw8.

About Sony Electronics Inc. 
Sony Electronics is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America and an affiliate of Sony Corporation (Japan), one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies in the world, with a portfolio that encompasses electronics, music, motion pictures, mobile, gaming, robotics and financial services. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Sony Electronics is a leader in electronics for the consumer and professional markets. Operations include research and development, engineering, sales, marketing, distribution and customer service. Sony Electronics creates products that innovate and inspire generations, such as the award-winning Alpha Interchangeable Lens Cameras and revolutionary high-resolution audio products. Sony is also a leading manufacturer of end-to-end solutions from 4K professional broadcast and A/V equipment to industry leading 4K and 8K Ultra HD TVs. Visit http://www.sony.com/news for more information.

1 Unit peak audio output tested at 2 ohms in frequency range 100 Hz. Unit RMS audio output tested at 2 ohms in frequency range 100 Hz with a total harmonic distortion of 1 percent. Impedance in built-in driver unit indicated for measurement purpose only.

SOURCE Sony Electronics Inc.

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