iPodNN: Sony on Tuesday announced the upcoming release of four new Xplod in-dash CD Receivers.
All four new head units are compatible with the Radio Data System (RDS) technology, allowing compatible FM radio stations to send artist and song information, which is then displayed on the head unit’s display.
The two higher-end models are the CDX-GT640UI and the CDX-GT540UI receivers, both of which have a USB input and auxiliary input on their front face which allows users to fully integrate and charge connected compatible iPods and iPhones as well as portable audio players.
The two also have the same compressed sound quality improvement technology built-in, as well as MP3 and WMA file support, with navigation options that make large libraries easy to navigate.
The main difference between the two is the CDX-GT640UI’s option of both green and blue key illumination as well as three preamp subwoofer outputs, while the CDX-GT540UI only has blue LEDs and two preamp outputs.
The USB connection can be used to charge compatible iPods and iPhones.