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The Way The Artists Truly Intended

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.

The ultimate in-car audio experience

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 while you’re on the road.

3x USB ports
Purest quality audio

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

DSD native playback
Lossless audio comes to your car

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

NFC One-touch
Instant streaming

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

Studio quality sound at the wheel 

Immerse yourself in a whole new in-car listening experience

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.

DSD native playback
Sound that stays true from source to speaker

DSD native playback delivers sharp, lossless audio

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.

Engineered for ultimate listening pleasure 

ESS digital-to-analog converter

Experience the same calibre of sound usually reserved for high-end home audio products, thanks to the ESS DAC chip – an industry-leading converter that realizes optimum quality for all of your digital music files.

ESS digital-to-analog converter
Hear the difference with DSEE HX upscaling

Bring every track closer to the original recording

Our 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 simulates the sound of a live performance.

Optimised for excellence

Because premium sound requires premium components

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

Secure build, smooth sound

Enjoy cleaner tone from a highly rigid chassis

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

Rigid dual-layer chassis
Pure, undistorted audio

Separated chassis blocks for optimum performance

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

Operation amp
Operation amp

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

Sony original capacitors
Premium Sony capacitors

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

Clock generator
Clock generator

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

More ways to enjoy your music

High-quality wired and wireless connection options

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 for total music mobility.

Direct USB connection
Pure High-Resolution Audio

Get the best from your music via direct USB DAC connection

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.

Your music, your options

Enjoy more listening options with wide codec support

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. 

Wide codec support
Play music, instantly

Fast, high-quality wireless streaming

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

LDAC streaming
High quality Bluetooth® streaming via LDAC

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

NFC One-touch
NFC One-touch connectivity

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

Unite your music

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.

Get the full setup

Combine our premium components for unrivalled acoustics

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.

XS-GS1 super tweeters
XS-GS1 component super tweeters

Enjoy supreme ultra-highs from these innovative front-facing super tweeters.

XM-GS4 amplifier
XM-GS4 stereo amplifier

Bring your in-car audio to life with this powerful 4-channel stereo amplifier.

An audio experience like no other

Discover how we redefined in-car sound quality

Our new in-car audio range—including the RSX-GS9 media receiver, XM-GS4 amplifier and XS-GS1 super tweeter—will forever change the way you listen to music in your car.

Specifications and Features

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 while you’re on the road.
  • 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

Pre Out
Sub Out
Yes (Front)
Yes (Type A: for Front/Rear, uB for Front)

What's in the Box

ISO Connector, Trim Ring (Collar)

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