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Sony MEX-BT3600U Head Unit Announced

Listen to all your digital music via USB or Bluetooth™ with new MEX-BT3600U in-car CD tuner

  • Simply plug in and play your favourite tunes on your car stereo – via USB
  • Enjoy your music wirelessly from your phone or MP3 player to your car stereo – via Bluetooth
  • New ‘Quick-BrowZer’ interface for ultra quick searching through your MP3 music library
  • Talk hands-free through your car stereo – via Bluetooth

The new MEX-BT3600U in-car CD tuner lets you enjoy your personal music collection while you’re on the move. Either plug in your USB digital music player, or enjoy high-quality stereo audio which can be streamed from a Bluetooth™ compatible WALKMAN or mobile phone through your car’s speakers with no need for connecting wires.

What’s more, the feature-packed head unit makes hands-free calling safe and easy with your Bluetooth mobile phone.

As you’d expect from the latest addition to Sony’s in-car line-up, the MEX-BT3600U also offers superb sound quality plus a host of premium audio features.

Simply plug in and play music – via USB
Even if you’re not carrying a Bluetooth™ music source, the MEX-BT3600U lets you enjoy your personal music collection on the open road. A USB port on the front panel allows direct connection with compatible digital music players for pristine audio quality plus ultra quick searching from your MP3 music library to the 13-segment LCD display.**

Finding your favourite MP3 tracks is simple thanks to a new ‘Quick-BrowZer’ interface. This allows effortless browsing through your MP3 music library using the front panel’s rotary controller.

For extra flexibility, there’s also a front panel AUX input that connects with the headphone output of any personal audio player.

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Enjoy your digital music wirelessly
The MEX-BT3600U uses Bluetooth™ A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) for high stereo quality digital audio streaming over a Bluetooth™ connection. This allows music stored on any A2DP enabled device to be enjoyed wirelessly through your vehicle’s speakers with superb clarity. A2DP is now supported by a growing choice of mobile phones by Sony Ericsson and Sony’s new NWZ-A820 series WALKMAN Video/MP3 Players with Bluetooth™ stereo. An indicator on the head unit’s display confirms connection with a nearby Bluetooth™ device. Bluetooth AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile) allows control of Bluetooth™ music source functions like track skip and pause directly from your car stereo.

Hands-free calling solution
The elegantly styled MEX-BT3600U is ideal for anyone who needs to stay in touch on the road.

The in-dash head unit links wirelessly to the growing range of mobile phones from Sony Ericsson and other manufacturers that support Bluetooth™ connectivity. At the touch of a button it’s easy to accept hands-free calls while you’re driving, with no need for connecting cables, phone cradles or obtrusive car kits.

To ensure clear dialogue during calls there’s a sensitive, high-quality microphone with echo cancellation technology that’s concealed behind the head unit’s front panel. The other party’s voice is heard with crystal clarity through your car speakers, so there’s no need to wear a Bluetooth™ headset while you’re at the wheel*. Music is paused automatically when a call is accepted and music resumes when the call is ended.

Pristine audio from CD and other connected music sources comes as standard with the MEX-BT3600U. The DRIVE-S CD chassis teams precision 24-bit D/A conversion with 52W x 4 channels of super low distortion MOSFET power. Sony’s original DM+ (Digital Music+) codec enhancer restores high frequencies that are often lost when music files have been compressed from a CD source. Three separate pre-outs are provided.

Key head unit functions can be controlled using the supplied card-sized infrared remote.

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The Sony MEX-BT3600U in-car CD tuner with Bluetooth™ connectivity and USB will be available throughout Europe from May 2008.

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