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Sony GS – RSX-GS9


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

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RSX-GS9 Hi-Res Audio Digital Media Receiver Does Not Play CDs



Sony RSX-GS9 High-Resolution Digital Media Receiver

Take your in-car audio to outstanding new heights with the Sony RSX-GS9 digital media receiver. By uniting premium components with Sony’s 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.

  • High-Resolution Audio compatible with wide codec support

    Enjoy pure detail in everything you listen to. The RSX-GS9 is the world’s first in-car media receiver with native DSD playback, a codec designed specifically for High-Resolution Audio. You can also enjoy your music from a variety of popular codecs: PCM, FLAC, ALAC, WAV, WMA, AIFF, AAC & MP3. 

  • ESS DAC chip provides optimum quality from all your digital music files

    Experience the same caliber of sound usually reserved for high-end home audio products, thanks to the ESS DAC chip—an industry-leading converter that provides optimum quality from all your digital music files. By implementing patented 32-bit Hyperstream™ architecture and Time Domain Jitter Eliminator, the ES9018S (as known as SABRE32 DAC) delivers an unprecedented dynamic range of up to 135dB and THD+N of -120dB, the industry’s highest performance level that will satisfy the most demanding audio enthusiasts.

  • DSEE HX™ upscaling restores quality to compressed 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. 

  • SongPal™ app system control

    Available for both Android™ and compatible iOS devices. The SongPal™ app lets you use your smartphone or tablet as a convenient system remote. Easily adjust system sound and display settings. You can find your desired music in connected USB devices by browsing through the folder (album) list displayed on your smartphone display. 

  • Direct USB DAC connection for direct streaming playback with the ESS DAC

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

  • USB playback and smartphone charging

    Connect control & charge your Walkman®, iPod®, iPhone®, Android™, Blackberry®, or other compatible USB device while accessing your digital music files via the front or rear USB input or connect your High-Resolution Audio capable smartphone or player to the front-facing micro USB port. The USB ports provide up to 2.1 amp maximum output for charging your portable devices. 

  • Integrated Bluetooth® technology

    Easily take calls and listen to your favorite tunes with integrated Bluetooth® technology. 

  • One-touch listening with NFC

    Enjoy simplified Bluetooth® connectivity with Near Field Communications (NFC) technology. Simply align compatible devices and NFC logos to activate or deactivate pairing.<

  • 5-volt RCA and optical outputs for amplifier or processor connection

    Use the 3 pairs of 5-volt, gold-plated RCA preamp outputs to your amplifiers for optimum sound quality or connect the RSX-GS9 to a sound processor with the optical output, selectable to either 48kHz or 96kHz. 

  • Advanced Sound Engine

    The new Advanced Sound Engine includes adjustable EQ10 equalizer, selectable slope LPF/HPF crossovers, Listener Position calibration (Time Alignment) and Clear Audio+ to deliver an amazing listening experience. 

  • 14 mm aluminum front panel with white OLED display

    The front panel is made of a 14mm, machine-cut solid piece of aluminum, which is fixed to the chassis and has a black anodized coating. The four keys and volume knob are made from aluminum as well. An OLED display gives you track or station information. 

  • Rigid dual-layer chassis for clean, distortion-free sound

    The RSX-GS9’s chassis boasts four times the rigidity of conventional head units, making sure that external vibrations do not cause distortion. The digital and analog circuits are mounted in separate layers as far apart as possible, preventing the noise that can result from electromagnetic interference and ensuring premium in-car sound quality. 

  • Steering wheel control ready input

    This receiver is compatible with aftermarket remote control adapters designed to utilize the vehicles existing, primary radio controls directly from the steering wheel. The 1/8” rear panel mounted remote input jack allows for simple connectivity. 

  • Convenient wireless remote included

    Control your receiver with the included wireless card remote (RM-X261). 

Radio Specifications

FM Frequency Range 87.5MHz-107.9MHz
Usable Sensitivity 8 dBf
S/N 73 db
Stereo Separation 50 dB at 1 kHz
Frequency Response 20Hz-15kHz
AM Frequency Range 530kHz-1710kHz
Usable Sensitivity N/A
Seek / Scan Seek
Multimedia Player (NO CD PLAYER)
Media Type Playback AAC|DSD|FLAC|MP3|WAV|WMA
EQ Bands 10
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Information Version V3.0
Maximum Communication range Line of Sight
AUX Input Front
Steer Wheel Controls Compatable Yes
USB I/F USB Front/Rear
Maximum Supply current 1.5A (DC5V)
Audio/video Input Audio
iPhone Compatibility iPhone 6S+/6S/6+/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS/3
Siri Control No
iPod Compatibility Touch 6/5/4/3/2
Full size Classic
Nano 7/6/5/4/3
Android Control Yes
Satellite Radio Ready No
Video Screen N/A
CEA-2006 Compliant No
Maximum Power N/A
Speaker Impedance (Ω) 4 – 8 Ohms (Ω)
Preamp Outputs Number of Channels 6 Channel
Preamp Voltage 5 Volt
Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
Faceplate Design Key Button Color White
Screen Color N/A
Number of Color Zones N/A
GENERAL Operating voltage 12 – 14.4v
Maximum Current Consumption 10A

Additional information

Weight 5.37 lbs
Dimensions 11.50 × 10.00 × 3.75 in

Digital Media (No CD)



DIN Size

Single Din

SmartPhone Compatibility

Android, iPhone Compatable, iPod Compatable

General Features

Bluetooth, Steering Wheel Ctrls