Digital Media + AUX Input
Digital Media + AUX Input
Front-Panel USB Port: The Lightning Audio LA-1500BT digital media
receiver features a front-panel USB (type-A) port for connection of USB
mass-storage class device; such as your Android smartphone, portable digital
audio player, or USB thumbdrive. The USB port enables audio playback and control
of MP3/WMA audio files (formatted in FAT 8/16/32) stored on a portable USB mass-storage class device. The
head unit's USB connection provides 500mA of current to power and charge your
connected USB mass storage class device when your vehicle's ignition switch is
set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position.
Note: You cannot connect a USB device via a USB hub or Multi-Card
Reader to this unit.
The front-panel USB port does not support Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad.
Front-Panel SD-Card Slot: The LA-1500BT digital media receiver is equipped with
a front-panel SD-card slot which is hidden behind the unit's detachable face
plate. The receiver's SD-card slot supports playback of MP3/WMA music (formatted
in FAT 8/16/32) files
loaded onto a SD/SDHC memory card (up to 32GB).
Information Display: The LA-1500BT will display your MP3/WMA's music
file information (ID-3/WMA-tags); such as Track number, Elapsed playing time,
Artist name, Song title, and Album label.
Search Modes: The Lightning Audio LA-1500BT digital media receiver
offers Track Search, Character Search, and Directory Search modes to help you
locate music files on your USB device or SD/SDHC card.
- Track Search: You can enter the track number ("000") of a music
file contained on a USB device or SD/SDHC memory card for direct access.
- Character Search: You can search for your MP3/WMA music tracks
alphabetically (A-Z) or numerically (0-9) by entering in a single character.
- Directory Search: Directory Search displays a list of MP3/WMA
folders and tracks on a connected USB memory device or SD/SDHC memory card,
so you can scroll through your music.
Playback Modes: In addition to Normal playback, you can
select from Repeat and Random playback modes.
- Repeat: Track Repeat (plays the current track
repeatedly), Folder Repeat (plays all tracks of the current folder
repeatedly), Off (cancels repeat function)
- Random: All Random (plays all tracks at random), Off (cancels random function)
Front-Panel Aux Input: A front-panel stereo minijack is provided to
allow the connection of almost any portable audio source with a 3.5mm headphone
output. Simply connect your portable digital music player to the unit's
front-panel auxiliary input, and you can listen to the audio from the portable
player through the speakers in your mobile audio system.
Built-in Bluetooth: Bluetooth hands-free communication is
built into the Lightning Audio LA-1500BT, making it easy to integrate a
Bluetooth enabled cellular phone (up to 10). Bluetooth is a two-way wireless
communication system allowing you to make and receive cell phone calls or stream
digital audio from your Bluetooth enabled phone on the LA-1500BT digital media
- Hands-free Communications (HFP/PBAB): The built-in
Bluetooth hands-free feature allows you to talk on your cell phone through
the LA-1500BT without the need of holding the phone in your hand, which helps avoid
any traffic violations by keeping you focused on the road. During an incoming call,
will appear on the unit's display and a ring tone will be heard
through your car speakers. You can answer a call from the receiver's
front-panel controls or the included remote control. You can dial a number
from the numeric keypad (0-9) on the included remote control. To redial a
number press the Send button on the remote control twice. The caller will be
heard through your car speakers, while you talk into the receiver's
integrated front-panel mic.
- Audio Streaming: The built-in Bluetooth audio streaming
feature allows you to stream digital audio from your Bluetooth enabled
mobile phone to the LA-1500BT and control basic playback of the audio through
the receiver. You can listen to stored music and music apps on your mobile
phone through digital media receiver. The LA-1500BT will also control basic
playback functions of your Bluetooth device's stored music; such as
Play/Pause & Skip Next/Previous. No song/artist information will be
Note: Your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone or digital audio player
must be paired with LA-1500BT before hands-free & wireless operation. Due to
the differences in Bluetooth technology, some mobile devices may be
incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used
with the LA-1500BT.
RadioView App: Another way to control the digital media receiver,
instead of using its front-panel controls or the included remote, is by
using your Android smartphone. You will need to download the free
"RadioView" app from Google Play onto your Android mobile device (2.0+).
You'll be able to switch sources and control playback functions from your
compatible Android smartphone.
IR Remote: The LA-1500BT comes with an IR remote control for wireless
operation of the digital media receiver.
22W x 4CH Amplifier: The Lightning Audio LA-1500BT digital media
receiver employs a 22W x 4Ch RMS amplifier (50W x 4Ch Peak).
5CH/2V RCA Outputs: The Lightning Audio LA-1500BT is equipped with a
pair of 2V front- and rear-channel RCA outputs, as well as a single 2V mono-sub RCA output for
connection of external amplifiers.
3-Band EQ w/ 4 Presets: The LA-1500BT offers 4 preset EQ modes
(Flat/Classic/Rock/Pop), plus a User EQ mode. The User EQ mode lets you manually
adjust the receiver's 3-band equalizer (bass/mid/treble).
Programmable Turn-On Volume: You can set the head unit to
turn-on to the last volume level adjustment when turned off, or turn-on to a
pre-defined volume level (0-30) every time you power up the radio.
Loudness: This function enhances low and high frequencies to
make the sound clearer lower volumes.
Key Beep: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to
confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.
AM/FM Tuner: The Lightning Audio LA-1500BT features a built-in AM/FM
tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning.
18 FM/12 AM Presets: You can store a total of 18 FM stations presets
and 12 AM station presets, manually or automatically.
RDS: The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast
information such as artist, title, and album when listening to compatible AM/FM
Local Seek Mode: The unit's tuner also is equipped with a Seek mode
that when used with the Local function, only allows radio stations with a strong
local radio signals to be played.
Mono Mode: If an analog FM stereo broadcast is hard to receive, you
can manually switch the tuner to Mono operation.
US/European Tuning: You can set the built-in AM/FM tuner between US
standard and European tuning spacing.
Detachable Face: The Lightning Audio LA-1500BT features a detachable
face to deter theft (a soft cloth pouch is included). An optional soft face case (142DFC1X,
sold separately) can also be purchased for this unit.
Single-Line LCD: The digital media receiver uses a single-line LCD
with white text and black background.
12/24 Hour Clock: You can set the unit to display a 12 or 24 hour