CD Changer Controls
2-Band Equalizer: The Clarion
DXZ555MP features a 2-band equalizer. The gain, center frequency, and Q can be adjusted for bass and treble as
- Bass Gain: -6 to +8
(adjustment is -12dB to +16dB)
- Bass Freq: 50Hz, 80Hz, or
- Bass Q: 1, 1.25, 1.5 or 2
- Treble Gain: -6 to +6
(adjustment is +/-12dB)
- Treble Freq: 8kHz or
The Z-Enhancer Plus function features five types of sound tone effects stored in
memory. When the Z-Enhancer Plus is activated, the selected effect takes the
place of the bass and treble adjustments in the Audio Mode menu. You may select
from the following effects:
- Z+ Bass Boost: bass
emphasized (adjustment -3 to +3)
- Z+ Impact: bass and treble
emphasized (adjustment -3 to +3)
- Z+ Excite: bass and treble
emphasized, mid deemphasized (adjustment -3 to +3)
- Z+ Custom: user custom
(user set bass gain and treble gain values)
- Z+ Off: no sound effect
(no bass and treble adjustments are available)
MP3/WMA Playback: The unit can
play MP3 and WMA files recorded onto CD-R and CD-RW discs using ISO9660 Level 1
or 2, Joliet, or Romeo formats. The player can recognize up to 8 hierarchical
levels, up to 255 files per folder, and up to 500 total files. Bit rates for MP3
are 8-320 kbps, plus VBR (Variable Bit Rates), and 48-192 kbps for WMA.
Sirius Satellite Radio Ready:
You can enjoy Sirius Satellite Radio with the optional SIRCL or SIRCL2 Sirius
tuner. A Sirius antenna and a subscription to Sirius programming are also
required. You can store up to 18 stations in preset memory (6 stations in each
of three preset bands).
Detachable Control Panel
(DCP): The durable brushed aluminum faceplate can be manually folded down when you want to insert or eject a CD. The faceplate features an
ergonomic and intuitive retractable rotary volume knob, and the Smart Control
key for quickly locating songs and toggling through menus.
Display Options: You can
customize the display settings to your personal tastes. The display can contain
the following elements:
- Clock Display: The clock
is displayed only with the ignition switch on. If the ignition is on, but
the receiver is off, you can turn the clock display on or off with the
display button. The clock is displayed in a 12-hour format.
- Screen Saver:
Thirty seconds after a button is
pressed, the screen saver will activate, displaying a series of moving
dashes and zeroes, or a message of your choice of up to 30 characters. It
can be deactivated at any time.
- Dimmer Level/Contrast: You can
turn the dimmer function on or off, plus set the contrast
level (1 to 8). Note: The dimmer function requires the orange/white
illumination wire to be connected to the vehicle's headlight switch.
Magna Bass EX (Extend):
Magna Bass EX feature provides an extra boost of bass when activated. Unlike
conventional loudness features which boost the low frequency range at around
100Hz, the Magna Bass EX boosts the low- and center-range frequencies of about
50Hz. By focusing on the lower frequencies, the added bass impact won't distort
or muffle the high frequencies.
Auxiliary Input: This unit
features a rear mounted, stereo RCA auxiliary input on a 4" pigtail. The
sensitivity of the input can be set (low, mid, or high) to match the output of
the auxiliary source to the other sources.
Amp Canceller: If you choose to
connect the receiver to external amplifiers, you can turn off the built-in
amplifier for better sound quality.
CD/TV/Radio Titles: Titles of
up to 10 characters long can be stored in memory and displayed for CD, CD
changer, Radio and TV stations. You can enter up to 50 CD titles (for built-in
CD player), 30 radio station titles, 20 TV station titles (if optional TTX7501z
TV tuner is connected), 100 CD titles (if optional DCZ625 or CDC655Tz CD
changers are connected) and 50 CD titles (if optional CDC1255Tz CD changer is
Top Function: During CD
playback, the Top
function resets the CD player to the first track of the disc. If an MP3/WMA disc
is playing, the top function resets the player to the first track of the
currently playing folder.
Reload: When a CD is ejected and left
sticking out of the CD slot for 15 seconds, the unit automatically reloads the
CD to protect if from damage.
Station Recall (ISR): You
can store one radio station in Instant Station Recall (ISR) memory and recall it
from any mode (except Power Off). Once the ISR station has been recalled, you
cannot tune to another station without first disengaging the ISR function. You
can, however, switch to another source.
Wireless Remote: The
DXZ555MP is equipped with the RCB-172 infrared wireless remote control.
Dimensions: L=4.452", W=1.723", D=0.491".
CD Changer Controls
This unit is equipped with a CeNET control connector and
can control up to a total of two CeNET changers (CD and/or MD).
Two changer control requires a Y-adapter (sold
separately). The following operations are the same as for built-in CD mode:
Pause, Track Selection, Fast-forward/Fast-backward, Scan Play, Repeat Play, and
CeNET TV Controls: The DXZ555MP
can control the optional TTX7501z TV tuner (item # 020TTX7501). The following
operations are the same as for the radio tuner: Channel Selection, Storing
channels in memory, Calling channels from memory, Auto store, and Preset Scan.
iPod Interface: With the
optional EA1251B CeNET iPod interface, you can connect your Apple iPod to this
receiver. Not only will you be able to control and listen to music from your
iPod, the easy-to-use interface also powers and charges your portable music
player. Note: This interface works with 3rd generation and newer iPods.