Sony announces four new Xplod in-dash car stereos with Zappin

Available starting in September, Sony’s new car stereo line up will add the ability to connect music players via USB. A first for Sony, they are also incorporating their “unique Zappin technology” which acts like the traditional scan feature found on most car stereos, except now users can scan their own libraries.

Also integrated is the Quick-BrowZer feature that allows users to control and select music via the “rotate and push” button. Also available is the Jump Mode feature that helps users quickly search through even the largest music libraries and quickly find the tracks they are looking for. Passenger Control 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.

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The 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™ function, which offers
a way of searching and listening to music.

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.

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.