Sony RSX-GS9

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Media Receiver with BLUETOOTH Wireless Technology


Overview

Enjoy the subtlest nuances of studio-quality sound in higher than CD quality with High-Resolution Audio. Passion for music unites every component from signal to speaker so it feels like the artist is performing right in front of you.

Take your in-car audio to outstanding new heights with the RSX-GS9 media receiver. By uniting premium components with our greatest audio technologies—including DSD native playback and DSEE HX upscaling—you can be sure you’ll always enjoy high-quality audio when on the road.

Get the best out of your receiver with a wired connection via one of three USB ports.

With its expanded bandwidth, native Direct Stream Digital (DSD) playback delivers superior audio resolution.

Make a one-touch connection with Bluetooth® via NFC for instant access to your music library.

The RSX-GS9 is a feat of audio engineering, boasting a unique combination of our most refined sound technologies—including native DSD lossless playback and an industry-leading ESS digital-to-analog converter.

Enjoy pure detail in everything you listen to. The RSX-GS9 is the world’s first3 in-car media receiver with native DSD playback, a codec designed specifically for High-Resolution Audio

Experience the same caliber of sound usually reserved for high-end home audio products, thanks to the ESS DAC chip—an industry-leading3 converter that provides optimum quality from all your digital music files.

DSEE HX™ technology injects more life into your music, upscaling compressed files to near High-Resolution Audio quality. Restoring the subtleties of the original recording gets you closer to the sound of a live performance

Beneath the beautiful brushed-aluminum finish and OLED display lie carefully engineered components that revolutionize the way you listen. A high-precision clock generator works to improve digital-to-analog conversion accuracy, while a separate digital block ensures minimal noise from interference. Each component has its own dedicated circuit to optimize performance.

The RSX-GS9 has the highest rigidity ever achieved in a receiver chassis. This minimizes internal and external vibrations, achieving ultra-low distortion even in harsh in-car environments.

The dual-layer design of the chassis separates analog and digital circuitry, preventing noise for uncompromised sound quality.

High-end operation amp components are used in the RSX-GS9’s analog circuits for greater depth of sound and audio realism.

Our specialized audio capacitors work to deliver high-fidelity sound with a bright, full-bodied tone.

The clock generator further refines digital-to-analog conversion for precise, stable sound.

Get the full High-Resolution Audio experience when you connect to one of the RSX-GS9’s three USB ports, or make a wireless Bluetooth® connection via NFC One-touch NFC for total music mobility.

To get the best quality audio from your receiver, simply hook up your high-resolution capable smartphone to the front USB micro port for direct streaming playback with the ESS D/A converter.

Designed to unite serious listening and digital convenience, the RSX-GS9 is compatible with a variety of popular codecs, compressed or uncompressed, for Mac® or PC.

Wirelessly stream music from your smartphone through the receiver in an instant, thanks to One-touch NFC and LDAC high-quality Bluetooth® streaming technologies.

Get the best from your Bluetooth® connection, courtesy of LDAC.

Connect selected NFC-enabled devices to the receiver with a single touch.

The Sony l Music Center app allows you to easily and intuitively manage your listening experience. Simply install the Sony l Music Center app on selected smartphones to take control of music playback, device settings, and more.

Take your in-car sound further. Our premium on-road audio products are all designed to complement each other, so you can build the perfect audio soundscape for your car. Explore the recommended configurations below.

 

Features

  • High-Resolution Audio compatible
  • DSEE HX upscaling restores quality to compressed files
  • Easy Bluetooth® connectivity with NFC™ One-touch
  • Stream and control right from your smartphone with Sony l Music Center
  • USB playback and smartphone charging

 

Specifications 

  • AUX-IN Yes (Front)
  • EQ Yes (EQ10)
  • HIGH PASS FILTER Yes (OFF/50/63/79/99/125/158/198/250[Hz])
  • HIGH VOLTAGE PRE OUT Yes
  • LOUDNESS Yes
  • LOW PASS FILTER Yes (PCM: OFF/50/63/79/99/125/158/198/250, DSD: OFF/150[Hz])
  • PRE OUT Front/Rear/Sub
  • REAR BASS ENHANCER No
  • SUB OUT Yes
  • TIME ALIGNMENT CUSTOM Yes (Adjustable)
  • TIME ALIGNMENT PRESET Yes
  • USB Yes (Type A: for Front/Rear, uB for Front)
  • PRESET FM18/MW6/LW6
  • RDS / EON Yes
  • DISPLAY COLOR (COLOR VARIATION / NEGATIVE OR POSITIVE) Monochrome (2 tone)
  • DISPLAY DEVICE (LCD / FL / OEL / TFT) OEL (with acryl)
  • KEY ILLUMINATION Yes (White)
  • USB SHUTTER No
  • PANEL FINISH COLOR Monochrome (2 tone)
  • IPOD CONTROL (CODEC)
  • depends on iPod
  • IPOD CONTROL (LIST BROWSING) No
  • IPOD CONTROL (PASSENGER CONTROL) Yes (Always ON)
  • IPOD CONTROL (PAUSE) Yes
  • IPOD CONTROL (REPEAT) No
  • IPOD CONTROL (RESUME PLAY) depends on iPod
  • IPOD CONTROL (SHUFFLE) No
  • A2DP Yes
  • AVRCP Yes
  • HFP 1.5 Yes
  • OPP No
  • PBAP No
  • SPP Yes
  • CALL HISTORY (# OF) No
  • CALL HISTORY BROWSE WITH PBAP No
  • EXTERNAL MICROPHONE Supplied
  • LAST DIALED CALL No
  • MIC GAIN ADJUSTMENT Yes (Low/Mid/High)
  • PHONEBOOK ACCESS VIA PBAP No
  • SECURE SIMPLE PAIRING Yes
  • SPEED DIAL No
  • VERSION 3.0
  • AUDIO CODEC SBC/AAC/LDAC
  • AUDIO LEVEL ADJUSTMENT Yes (-6 to +6 dB)
  • CUE / REV Yes
  • META DATA INDICATION No
  • PAUSE (BLUETOOTH AUDIO) Yes
  • TRACK +/- Yes
  • JUMP MODE No
  • USB DEVICE CONTROL (CODEC) MP3/WMA/WAV/AAC/FLAC/ALAC/AIFF/DSF/DSDIFF
  • USB DEVICE CONTROL (LIST BROWSING) Yes (Controllable by APP)
  • USB DEVICE CONTROL (PAUSE) Yes
  • USB DEVICE CONTROL (REPEAT) OFF/TRACK/ALBUM/ALL (Controllable by APP or remote)
  • USB DEVICE CONTROL (RESUME PLAY) Yes (Resume from the start)
  • USB DEVICE CONTROL (SHUFFLE) OFF/ALBUM/DEVICE (Controllable by APP or remote)
  • USB HUB No
  • USB MASS STORAGE DEVICE Yes
  • Trim Ring (Collar)
  • Warranty Card

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