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Sony Introduces New Mobile ES Receiver and Car Amplifiers

Mar 09, 2023

The XAV-9000ES, XM-8ES, and XM-6ES are the latest products from Sony designed to enhance the car audio listening experience.









The convergence of the luxury automobile and high-end audio segments has proven to be a boon for the select group of manufacturers with the capabilities to make it happen. We took the Maserati Grecale Trofeo outfitted with a system from Sonus faber through the Italian countryside and it proved to be an exhilarating experience. As much fun as that was, very few people can afford a Maserati or Jeep Grand Wagoneer but still desire a high-end audio experience in their car.

If you check out our related reading list below, there is no shortage of options in 2023 and we think that's exciting for car owners.

However, you don't have to take out a home equity loan to get a great audio system for your car, Sony is offering some alternatives that can still satisfy your car music-listening desires with the newest additions to its Mobile ES lineup: The XAV-9000ES AV receiver, and XM-8ES and XM-6ES power amplifiers.

The XAV-9000ES ($899) is a premium quality media receiver that can fit a double DIN space, allowing for seamless, sleek, and flush-mount car installation. This AV Receiver is based on the Sony XAV-9500ES ($1,299) which was released in 2021.

The XM-8ES ($999) and XM-6ES ($899) power amplifiers are sister products of Sony's previously released XM-5ES ($998) , XM-4ES ($598), XM-1ES ($598). These new amplifiers provide an increased number of inputs/outputs in a compact size which is practical for small-footprint needs.

In addition to the XAV-9000ES In-Dash Media Receiver, Sony is also offering up to Class-D power amplifiers, the XM-8ES (100W x 8) and XM-6ES (100W x 6) rated at 1% THD running a 1kHz test tone. Both amps deliver lots of power while retaining a compact design.

The XAV-9000ES has a suggested retail price of $899.99 USD/$1,399.99 CAD and will be available for purchase beginning in September 2023 through Sony or authorized dealers.

The XM-8ES will have a suggested retail price of $999.99 MSRP USD/$1,299.99 MSRP CAD and is available for purchase in July 2023 through Sony or authorized dealers.

The XM-6ES will have a suggested retail price of $899.99 MSRP USD/$1,199.99 MSRP CAD and is available for purchase in July 2023 through Sony or authorized dealers.

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June 5, 2023 at 2:32 pm

Looks cool! I just checked and unfortunately for me it does not fit in a 2011 Mustang. I have had a nice unit in there for a few years now but was thinking it was time to upgrade and the nicest CD player I have ever owned was a Sony ES carousel model which I used so often I actually wore it out. It was so sweeeeeeeeet!!

I will continue to look but I wanted to say thanks for this article as it stimulated me to look further into the subject and even though it will not work for me at least I am going to look further. I have a nice Kenwood in there now and coupled with a Maestro Kit it works great with all the OEM buttons on the steering wheel. But I want (not need) some thing better and so long as I do not have to upgrade everything else (I have new amps and speakers front/rear, I will be happy to do so. I carry a portable CD player with USB and Blootoof but am thinking a new head unit with CD built in would be nicer as it would encourage me to bring along a few CDs more than the portable. I just bought the vinyl version of Coltrane & Hartman's fantastic album but also have the CD!

Thank you again for stirring the embers of WANT(!), my friend. I hope to see everyone at T.H.E. this coming weekend!


Thao Tran

June 6, 2023 at 4:53 am

I have an extra rsx-gs9 laying around if you are interested. I prefer the single din over the double din and like the simple volume knob over a huge touch screen.

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