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PAC Mazato Factory Integration Adapter

Allows you to connect a new receiver while retaining your Bose® amplifier and Centerpoint® processing in select 2007-up Mazda vehicles

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Got a Bose system installed in your Mazda? Now you can install an aftermarket stereo while keeping your Bose amplifier. PAC's MAZATO adapter connects your new stereo to the Bose amplifier, retaining the use of Centerpoint® processing in your Bose system. You'll gain the advanced features of your aftermarket car stereo, while keeping most factory functions — however, with this adapter installed you won't be able to fade the sound front/rear or adjust the dash clock. Warranty: 1 year.

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Note: Most vehicles will require additional installation parts — please identify your vehicle if you haven’t done so, then check here for a list of parts. You can also call an Advisor for more information.

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  • Mazda amplifier turn-on for digital bose audio systems interface
  • Harness
  • Connections sheet

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Overview: The PAC MAZATO is a radio replacement interface that retains the use of the digital Bose amplifier found in many Mazda vehicles. The MAZATO interface configures the Bose amplifier for optimal sound quality, retaining the use of Centerpoint signal processing.

Vehicle Compatibility: The MAZATO is a Mazda amplifier turn-on interface for Digital Bose Audio Systems. The MAZATO interface is designed to be used only with Bose data controlled amps in select Mazda CX7s and CX9s. Please refer to the Crutchfield Vehicle Selector to confirm compatibility with your vehicle.

Note: Once the OEM radio is removed, you will no longer have the ability to fade the audio between the front and rear speakers. Also, the clock on the center dash display will continue to operate, however, without the OEM radio, adjustments cannot be made.

Steering Wheel Remote Compatible: The PAC MAZATO can be used in conjunction with the optional PAC SWI-RC steering wheel control interface (541SWIRC, sold separately). One of the plugs on the MAZATO harness plugs into the SWI-RC.

 
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PAC Mazato Factory Integration Adapter

Written By VicM, Miami, FL on Monday, October 17, 2011
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Purchsed the module for my Bose equipped Mazda CX7 together with the Kenwood DNX-5180. Easy to install with the included instructions, and works great with the AXXess steering wheel control module.

Unfortunately, the Pac Mazato activates the Bose Centerpoint processing (which I rarely used), at it's "max" setting by default, which adds an annoying distant reverberation to the vocals in some songs, otherwise the adapter works like a charm, and you get to keep the Bose amp (already installed).

BTW, the sound from the front door Bose subs is super solid with the Kenwood, much better than with the stock Mazda/Clarion head unit.

Only wish the Bose Centerpoint processing were adjustable or defeatable.
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