As far as in car audio systems are concerned, Sony head units are considered entry level. From the sound engine to the price tag, Sony cuts off as the bare minimum in decent listening. But tarry a bit and hold that thought! Sony has broken the pattern by coming up with a beaut of a head unit power packed with high end sound- the Sony Xplod ‘WX-GT77UI’.
Despite of the low price tags on most of its head units, Sony has always exercised due diligence in the flair department by providing snazzy appeal and design to their stereo fascias. The ‘WX-GT77UI’ is an accolade to Sony’s love for visual appeal!
Priced at ten and a half thousand (INR), it’s the sweetest looking cd receiver around! If you’re a sucker for aesthetics, then getting this baby installed would be hitting the motherload!
I know, I know, the audiophiles must be going “What about the boom, wow and flutter?” Well, no disappointments there either! The ‘WX-GT77UI’ pumps 52X4 watts of crystal clear sound in the car salon. The sound quality can be equated to the likes of Pioneer and Blaupunkt. Due attention has been paid to producing high fidelity vocal quality. So if you were worried that your angry bass pumping woofer would eat into the vocals, then a sigh of relief is what you can heave!
Having front speakers can go a long way in wiping off the problem above!
The ‘WX-GT77UI’ is capable of producing spell bounding audio ambience inside your car (great for trance listeners!). Sony has equipped the unit with its ‘Dynamic Soundstage Organiser 2 (DSO2)’ technology. DSO2 is a virtual 3D sound technology specially developed for cars. It eliminates sound distortion caused by poor speaker placement. By adjusting the width and depth of soundstages, DSO2 delivers fantastic sound ambiences.
Now quickly about the fascia. A novel display device has been introduced in the shape of a completely round LCD display which covers most of the right region, symmetrically and tastefully aligned between encompassing keys. The display boasts of pleasing contrast value with white illumination. The key illumination can be switched between blue and green.
The only minus about the fascia is that it is undetachable, probably owing to its large size.
The head unit supports a rear USB inlet for attaching pen drives, mp3 players, iPod and other usb storage devices. So you don’t have to worry about the aesthetics being marred by protruding pen drives!
For iPod owners, the controls of the iPod get transferred to the head unit from where you can operate with convenience, leaving the iPod in the glove compartment!
To put it briefly, excellent listening experience, absolute looker, value for money and of course…object of envy!
That’s all the harping I’m going to do on this nifty entertainment device. For an exhaustive list of features and specifications, follow the link below: