Motion + Remote Control
Disc & USB Playback
Audio & Tuner Section
Motion + Remote Control
Motion Control: The Motion Control technology allows you to
control the most often used functions with simple hand gestures; play/pause,
tune, track and volume up/down. Motion Control can be used for Tuner, CD, USB,
and iPod/iPhone. The Motion Control sensor is located on the front-panel of the
head-unit next to the USB port (if the sensor is blocked, then it will not
- Swipe your hand up across the sensor to increase the volume or swipe
your hand down across the sensor to decrease the volume.
- Swipe your hand right across the sensor to skip to the next track or
station. Swipe your hand left across the sensor to return to the beginning
of the previous track.
- Put your hand over the sensor to mute audio from the AM/FM Tuner or to
pause/play a music track from CD/USB/iPod.
Note: The motion control feature may not work properly with a large USB
flash drive or a USB cable inserted. A low-profile USB flash drive is
Wireless Remote Control: The AC504BiM comes supplied with an
21-button IR wireless remote control which provides complete control of the Axxera
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features
an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit that lets you
keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with
steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately). Please consult
Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.
Bluetooth Technology: The Axxera AC504BiM 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).
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some
Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may
not support all features when used with the Axxera AC504BiM.
Pairing: Before using your Bluetooth enabled device, it must be paired
to the AC504BiM. You can only pair one device at a time with this unit. Once
paired, when your Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the Axxera receiver,
the auto connection function automatically connects the two units. The Axxera
AC504BiM is compatible with most Bluetooth enabled mobile phones, including the
Apple iPhone, Blackberry, and Android smartphones.
Hands-Free Communication w/ Integrated Mic: The Axxera AC504BiM allows
for wireless communication between the head unit and your Bluetooth enabled
smartphone. You can answer an incoming call from the head unit's front-panel
control or included remote; or you can set the head unit to auto answer all
incoming calls. Incoming phone call information will be displayed on the
unit's front-panel LCD. You can quickly redial the last number from the
head unit' front-panel controls. To dial a number, you will still need to use
your mobile phone and then transfer the call to the head unit. Use the
integrated front-panel microphone to speak into during your phone conversation,
while the other party will be heard through your vehicle's speakers. Your car
audio speakers will mute automatically during a call.
Bluetooth Audio (A2DP/AVRCP): The Axxera AC504BiM also
allows you to play back stored music and streamed music apps from your Bluetooth
enabled smartphone, tablet, or personal music player using a Bluetooth connection.
Playback controls included Play/Pause, Stop, & Next/Previous Track. This unit
does not display song/artist information from Bluetooth audio devices.
Disc & USB Playback
CD Compatibility: The Axxera AC504BiM head unit supports CD-Audio,
CD-Text, CD-R, and CD-RW disc playback. The head unit supports playback of
files recorded onto CD-R and CD-RW discs.
USB Port:The Axxera AC504BiM is equipped with front-panel USB (type-A)
which enables connection of a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) device; such
as your Android smartphone (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), portable digital audio player, or USB thumbdrive.
The head unit supports playback of MP3/WMA music files stored on a
compatible USB mass storage device. The unit's USB port will also charge (max.
0.5A) your USB devices during
Compatible Compressed Music Files: The AC504BiM supports the following
types of MP3/WMA music files recorded onto CD-R/RW disc or loaded onto a USB
mass storage class device.
|Media Type ||CD-R/RW||USB Storage Device|
Level 1/Level 2, Yellow Book Mode 1/2, Multi-Session ||FAT 32|
|Playable File Types|| MP3:
bit rate of 32-320 kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48 kHz|
WMA: bit rate of 32-192 kbps w/ sampling rate of 32-48 kHz
|Maximum # of Folders/Files||500 Folders/999 Files||500 Folders/5,000|
(ver. 1.0-2.4), WMA tags|
Playback & Search Functions: The AC504BiM offers a variety
of playback and search functions so you can find and enjoy your music better.
- 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
- Random: You can shuffle the playback order of all your songs or
only the songs in a specific folder.
- Intro Scan: You can scan the first 10 seconds of each track or
the first 10 seconds of each track in a folder.
Off Insert/Eject + Auto-Reload: A CD disc can be inserted or ejected with
the power off. When a disc is inserted with the power off, the unit will
automatically power up and begin playback. If a disc is ejected and not removed within 10 seconds,
the unit will reload the disc.
USB 1-Wire iPod/iPhone Control: The Axxera AC504BiM's
front-panel USB port allows you to connect your iPod/iPhone via the included
Dock- or Lightning-to-USB cable that comes with your iPod/iPhone (not included
with the head unit). This USB 1-Wire for iPod/iPhone connection provides audio
playback (for both stored music & music apps), metadata display, control, and
charging of select iPod/iPhones through the Axxera CD receiver.
- Bypass iPod DAC: The USB connection allows your
iPod/iPhone's stored music to be loaded instantly to the head unit and sound
quality to be maximized through the head unit's 1-bit D/A converter
(bypassing iPod/iPhone DAC).
- Music Navigation: You can choose to control the iPod/iPhone
from the head unit or from your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen. The
head unit allows you to browse your iPod/iPhone's stored music by Artist,
Album, Song, Playlist, Podcast, or Audiobook (music content listed
alphabetically). The unit also provides Fast Forward/Reverse, Previous/Next
Track, Repeat/Random, and Intro Scan for your connected iPod/iPhone. In
addition, music apps can be accessed directly from your iPod/iPhone's (iOS
- Information Display: The head unit will display your
iPod/iPhone's music file information; including Track #, Elapsed playing
time, Song title, Artist name, and Album label.
- Charging: While connected and the ignition switch is
set to ACC or ON, the head unit's USB connection will power and charge (0.5A
max) your iPod/iPhone. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge,
then this unit will not recognize it.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Axxera AC504BiM is "Made
for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model
features (as of 2/20/2015):
|Apple Device||Generation||Tested Version||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||Bluetooth||Charge|
|Audio||Video||Head Unit||iPod/iPhone||Artist/Song Text||Track Info ||Phone||Audio|
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change
functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may
need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If
this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is
AUX Input: There is a front-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input for
connecting a temporary external portable audio device, such as a portable MP3
Audio & Tuner Section
MOSFET Amplifier: The Axxera AC504BiM is equipped with a
MOSFET amplifier. Compared to conventional power supplies, the MOSFET
amplification circuit is smaller and more efficient, and it delivers increased
power with less distortion and absolutely zero on/off switching noise. More
power means louder and cleaner music at higher volumes because you're not
pushing the limits of the amplification circuit. The power output specs for the
AC504BiM are as follows:
- CEA2006 Specs: 18 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms,
20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
- Maximum Power Output: 60 watts x 4 channels (240 watts
Note: The power specifications for the AC504BiM are compliant
with the CEA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards from
the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). These standards were developed as a
way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and between
4V/4Ch RCA Outputs: The AC504BiM is equipped with two pair
of 4V RCA outputs (Front, Rear/SW). You can set the Rear/SW preamp outputs for
connecting a pair of full-range rear speakers (through an external amplifier) or
for connecting a subwoofer (through an external amplifier). When set for rear
speakers, the rear outputs operate with the unit's fader control. When set for
subwoofer, the outputs are non-fading.
Subwoofer Control: When the
subwoofer preamp output is active, you can adjust the output level
(0-12) of the sub preamp output. You can also set the low-pass crossover to 80,
120, 160Hz, or Through (full-range).
3-Band EQ + Loudness: The Axxera CD Receiver features the
following preset EQ curves (Flat, Pop, Jazz,
Classic, Beat, Rock, or User) to customize your music listening. The User
mode activates a 3-Band EQ which lets you adjust Bass, Midrange, & Treble
manually. EQ settings are stored for each source. The Loudness function enhances the bass & treble
frequencies at low volumes.
Source & Program Volume The Source Volume Level control allows a gain
adjustment for each audio source (Tuner, CD, Aux, Bluetooth, USB, iPod). You can set the
source volume level (+/-6dB) for each mode, depending on the relative volume of each
audio source. You can also set the AC504BiM to power-on to the same volume level
(0-30) every time.
Key Beep: When this function is enabled, every button press
will output a beep tone.
AM/FM Tuner: The Axxera AC504BiM 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).
Detachable Face Security: The Axxera AC504BiM features a
single front loading CD face that detaches from the chassis to deter theft.
There is no protective face case included. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X,
sold separately) can be purchased for this unit. Face-fixing screws are supplied
for making the face non-detachable, if desired.
Single-Line Display: The Axxera head unit features a
single-line bluish white backlit LCD with blue button illumination.
Text Scroll: You can change the scrolling style used for
displayed information on the LCD screen. Choose from Off (no scrolling), Once
(scrolls once), 15 Secs (scrolls once per 15 seconds), and On (constantly
12/24 Hour Clock: The unit's built-in clock can be set to
12-hour or 24-hour mode.
Power-On Message + Demo: This feature allows a "Good
Morning/Afternoon/Evening" text message to be shown on the unit's LCD screen
when it is powered on. You can enable or disable the unit's demonstration mode.