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Internal Amplifier: This receiver is
equipped with a 50 watts x 4 (peak) MOSFET amplifier for low distortion, high
power output. The amplifier is strong enough to power small subwoofers to
moderate volume levels in compact cars and pickups. For higher volume levels
from subwoofers, an optional amplifier may be connected to the preamp outputs.
Curves: This model
has "SUPER BASS", "POWERFUL", "NATURAL",
"VOCAL", "CUSTOM", and "FLAT" preset EQ curves.
The "CUSTOM" curve is one that you create and store in memory.
Parametric Equalizer: This unit includes a
3-band parametric EQ with Selectable Q Factor. You
may select a low (40, 80, 100 or 160Hz), mid (200, 500, 1k or 2kHz) and high
frequency (3k, 8k, 10k or 12kHz) to boost or cut within a range of -6dB to +6dB.
The Q factor (slope of the boost or cut) may be selected from one of the
following four options: 2N (narrow), 1N, 1W and 2W (wide). Selecting a narrow
(steep) Q factor results in frequencies around the center frequency to be
affected less by the boost or cut than they are with a wide Q factor. This
feature is useful for taming frequency response problems caused by the
dimensions, materials and speaker locations of a vehicle.
(Front Image Enhancer):
This feature enhances the front image by cutting mid- and high-range frequencies
to the rear speakers, limiting their output to low-range frequencies. You may
select a cutoff frequency of 100, 160 or 250Hz.
Loudness: You can
select Low, Mid or High for different levels of loudness compensation.
Level Adjustment (SLA): This function lets
you adjust the volume level of each source to prevent radical changes in volume
when switching between sources. Settings are based on the volume level of the FM
tuner, which remains unchanged.
CD-R/CD-RW Skip Function: Some
CD-R/W recorders allow you to assign skip ID tags to tracks that you never want
to hear. When a track has been assigned a track skip ID, compatible units will
recognize the skip ID information and skip over that track. This player
recognizes track skip IDs, so CD-R and CD-RW discs with skip ID information will
be played back as intended.
IIID AM/FM Tuner: The Supertuner IIID features
Feed Forward Control, which avoids multi-path interference. This pre-detection
of interference enables quick filter control and results in less distortion. In
addition, the Supertuner IIID creates enhanced stereo during multi-path
interference, unlike conventional tuners that collapse to mono.
Illumination/Clock Display: When the Clock
Display has been turned on, pressing and holding the source button turns off
audio output, but the clock display and face/button illumination remain on. When
the Clock Display has not been turned on, pressing and holding the source button
turns the unit off completely. This unit's
illumination and clock are "keyed" only when the Clock Display has
been turned on.