Illumination: The main display line (which shows tuner frequency, track number,
track time and text info), the D-Bass indicator and the menu navigation arrows (cross-key
controls) are displayed with white illumination. The clock/source portion of the display,
the CD in indicator, the the repeat indicator, the shuffle indicator and the D-Bass level
are displayed with red illumination. The D-Bass button is backlit with green illumination,
and all other buttons are backlit with red illumination.
Dual Info Display:
There is a portion of the display that can be set to show the source name (FM1, FM2, CD,
etc.) or the clock time while the main display line displays CD Text, the track number and
elapsed time, or the tuner frequency.
When the tuner is activated, the display will automatically switch back and forth between
the radio frequency and a whirling graphic. When a CD is playing, the unit will cycle
through the CD track number and elapsed track time, the CD Text disc name (if any) and the
CD Text track title (if any), with the whirling graphic being displayed between each
display change. The motion display can be turned off.
D-Bass with Auto Level Adjust: Instead of a standard loudness function, this unit has
D-bass, which is controlled by a single button on the face of the unit. D-bass
uses a sharper curve than standard loudness to give you more bass without
interfering with mids and highs. Besides "off", there is D-Bass 1, 2 and 3, each
of which give you progressively more bass. As the volume level is
increased, the D-Bass level is automatically reduced to ensure the bass boost
doesn't overpower your speakers at high volumes.
Rotary Encoder Control
with Cross-Key Control: This unit is equipped with a rotary control that turns
like a conventional knob (for volume, bass, treble etc) and cross-key buttons (for seek
and manual tuning, track advance and track search, etc) for easy, intuitive operation.
There are four cross-key buttons; the four buttons are located immediately above,
below, to the left and to the right of the rotary encoder for convenient operation.
The CD slot is located behind the flip-down face. The face is not motorized, so it must be
manually pushed into it's viewing position after inserting/ejecting a CD.
CD Text Capable:
When used with a CD Text CD, this unit will display the Disc Name, Artist Name and/or
Station Memo: You
can assign a name of up to 8 characters in length to each tuner preset station. Station
Memos can be used with the List-up function to locate a station.
SSIR-EXA Adaptive Reception: The
SSIR-EXA tuner is equipped with "Adaptive Reception". The Adaptive Reception
feature has two (IF AUTO and WIDE) for optimizing FM reception. The "wide" mode
decreases the tuner's selectivity but results in better frequency response. The auto mode
automatically adjusts the tuner for a good balance between frequency response and minimum
station-to-station interference. The Adaptive Reception feature cannot be turned off.
Source Tone Memory: Each
source (AM/FM/CD) can store its own bass and treble levels.
This receiver can be controlled by the optional wired rotary commander (item 158RMX4S).
The attenuate/mute function is accessible only by remote (wired remote sold separately).
Cellular Mute Lead:
This unit is equipped with lead that mutes audio output when a cellular call is received,
then restores the level once the call is over. To use this feature, you MUST have a
cellular phone with a muting output that can be connected to the cellular mute lead.
Sound and Display Settings
(can be changed by using the shift and set up button):
- Clock (set clock
time, clock displays on upper left hand portion of display)
- Beep: Turns on/off
the beeps that unit normally makes when a function is selected. This beep sound is from
the internal amplifier ONLY, not the preamp outputs.
- RM (Rotary Commander):
Changes the control direction of the optional remote so they correspond to where the
remote is mounted (left or right of steering column).
- D.INFO (Dual Information):
Used to display the clock and play mode at the same time or to display the information
- M.DSPL (Motion Display):
Turns the Motion Display on or off
- A.SCRL (Auto scroll): Automatically
scrolls a disc or track name on a MiniDisc changer or a CD Text name in the head unit if
it exceeds 8 characters.
CD Compatibility: This unit will
play prerecorded CDs and finalized CD-Rs, but it will not play CD-RW discs.