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Axxera AM229BT

Digital media receiver

Item # 070AM229BT

Solid performance, plenty of music options, and a tough-yet-sleek vibe — that's what Axxera's AM229BT digital...

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About the Axxera AM229BT

One mean-lookin' machine

Solid performance, plenty of music options, and a tough-yet-sleek vibe — that's what Axxera's AM229BT digital media receiver is all about. If your old factory radio was short on features, Axxera brings some essentials onboard like hands-free calling and music streaming, thanks to built-in Bluetooth. A big volume dial, contoured controls, and a bright white-on-black display makes operation straightforward.

One mean-lookin' machine

Solid performance, plenty of music options, and a tough-yet-sleek vibe — that's what Axxera's AM229BT digital media receiver is all about. If your old factory radio was short on features, Axxera brings some essentials onboard like hands-free calling and music streaming, thanks to built-in Bluetooth. A big volume dial, contoured controls, and a bright white-on-black display makes operation straightforward.

You'll have good ol' AM/FM with 30 station presets, and if you don't want to fiddle with the dial, load your favorite MP3 files onto a thumb drive and play them via the AM229BT's front USB input. Or plug your favorite portable music player into the aux input.

Expanding your control

With four preset EQ curves and two-band tone control, you'll be able to tweak your sound. The included wireless remote adds a smidge more convenience, while two sets of preamp outputs come in handy when you decide to expand your system with an outboard amp.

Charge it

Axxera's front USB port lets you keep your smartphone charged even as it's performing many battery-draining tasks at once.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

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Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • digital media receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • MP3 file playback
    • 8-character LCD display
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • bass and treble controls with 4 preset tone curves
    • wireless remote
    Expandability:
    • inputs: front USB input (no iPod control), front auxiliary input
    • outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear)
    Other Info:

    What's in the box:

    • Digital media receiver (10A fuse)
    • Wiring harness
    • Trim-ring
    • Remote control (CR2025 battery installed)
    • 8 Pan-head screws
    • 8 Counter-sunk screws
    • Quick Start Guide

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    Features & specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input Front
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Front
    Backup Camera Input No
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size N/A
    Nano N/A
    Touch N/A
    iPhone N/A
    General
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 16 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) 16 watts
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 4-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen No
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS)
    Navigation App Compatible (Android)
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Screen Size ---
    Display Color Bluish white
    Key Button Color White
    EQ Bands None
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible No
    Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Labor Warranty 2 Years
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity ---
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System No
    File Playback
    Music File Playback MP3
    High-res Playback N
    The Axxera AM229BT replaces these items:

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    Built-in Bluetooth
    USB/Aux Playback
    Audio & Tuner Section
    Display & Remote Features

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The Axxera AM229BT is equipped with built-in Bluetooth allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.5 (Hands Free Profile)
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.3 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).

    Pairing: Before using your Bluetooth enabled device, it must be paired to the AM229BT. Multiple devices can be paired to the unit, but only one can be used at a time. The AM229BT is compatible with most Bluetooth enabled mobile phones, including the Apple iPhone and Android smartphones.

    Hands-Free Communication (w/ Integrated Mic): The Axxera AM229BT supports Bluetooth hands-free communication from your Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone. An integrated front-panel microphone carries on your side of the conversation while your car's speakers are used to hear the other person.

    • Answering A Call: During an incoming call, the caller's number will display on the front-panel LCD and a ring-tone will be heard through your car stereo speakers. You can then manually answer the incoming call from the head unit's front-panel by pressing the "phone" button.
    • Making A Call: You will continue to use your mobile phone to make a call. Once you have made a call from your paired phone, the conversation will automatically transfer to the head unit. There is a Redial feature, which allows you to dial the last number you called by pressing and holding the "phone" button on the unit's front-panel.

    Note: The AM229BT does not support the connection of an external microphone.

    Bluetooth Audio (A2DP/AVRCP): The Axxera AM229BT also allows you to play back stored music and streamed music apps from your Bluetooth enabled phone, tablet, or player using a Bluetooth connection. Playback controls included Play/Pause & Next/Previous Track. This unit does not display song/artist information from Bluetooth audio devices. Advanced music navigation and song/artist information is still done from your Bluetooth device.

    Note: When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.

    USB/Aux Playback

    Front-Panel USB Port: The Axxera AM229BT is equipped with front-panel USB (type-A) which enables connection of a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) device, such as a USB thumbdrive (up to 64GB). The head unit supports playback of MP3 music files stored on a compatible USB mass storage device. The unit's USB port will also charge (max. 1A) your USB devices during connection.

    Note: The unit's USB port does not support connection of Apple iOS or Android OS devices. It also does not support USB hubs or card-readers.

    Playback & Search Functions: The AM229BT offers several convenient playback & search functions for your music.

    • File/Folder Search: This search function allows navigation through compressed music files' folders to find a specific file or for playback.
    • Repeat: You can repeat a single track, a specific folder, or an entire USB device.
    • Random: You can shuffle the playback order of all your songs or only the songs in a specific folder or USB device.
    • Intro Scan: You can scan the first 10 seconds of each track or the first 10 seconds of each track in a folder or USB device.

    Front-Panel Aux Input: There is a front-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input for connection of an external portable audio device, such as a portable MP3 player.

    Audio & Tuner Section

    CTA-2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the AM229BT are compliant with the CTA-2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). These standards were developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and between manufacturers.

    • CTA-2006 Specs: 16 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Maximum Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels (200 watts total)

    4Ch/2V Pre-Outs: The Axxera AM229BT is equipped with 4Ch/2V pre-outs (front & rear) to connect an external amplifier. There is no option for a subwoofer preout with low-pass crossover and control.

    EQ Presets: You can choose between 5 EQ presets - Flat, Pop, Classic, Rock, or Off (User). The Off (User) mode activates manual Bass & Treble adjustment.

    Loudness: The Loudness feature compensates for deficiencies in the low and high sound ranges at low volume. This feature can be turned On or Off.

    Key Beep: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation. This feature be turned On or Off.

    AM/FM Radio: The Axxera AM229BT features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. You can store up to 18 FM station presets and 12 AM station presets (manually or automatically). You can select a preset station directly or scan through all your presets in the current band. The Local function allows only strong radio stations to be received, blocking stations with weaker signals. You can select between US or European tuning.

    Display & Remote Features

    Extra-Large Display: The Axxera AM229BT is equipped with an extra-large, single-line display (8-digit) with bluish white text and a black background that is easy to read. You can manually dim the brightness of the display.

    IR Remote: The AM229BT comes supplied with a 17-button IR remote control which provides complete wireless operation of the Axxera digital media receiver.

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    Customer Q&A

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    Q
    what vehicles is this unit compatible with?
    [ Sanad  Nov 29, 2019 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Works great in a 2005 Toyota 4Runner
    [ JACOB  Nov 30, 2019 ]

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