Disc & USB Playback
AM/FM + Pandora Radio
Display & Remote Features
Bluetooth Technology: The Axxera AC536Bi 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 AC536Bi.
Pairing: Before using your Bluetooth enabled device, it must be paired
to the AC536Bi. Up to 8 devices can be paired to the unit, but only one can be
used at a time. The
AC536Bi is compatible with most Bluetooth enabled mobile phones, including the
Apple iPhone, Android smartphone, Blackberry, and Windows Phone.
Hands-Free Communication (w/ Integrated Mic): The Axxera
AC536Bi 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 controls.
- 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 a
specific button on the unit's front-panel. You can also select from the 10
most recent phone calls you received using the head unit's front-panel
Bluetooth Audio (A2DP/AVRCP): The Axxera AC536Bi 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.
Disc & USB Playback
CD Compatibility: The Axxera AC536Bi head unit supports
CD-Audio, CD-R, and CD-RW disc playback. The head unit supports playback of
MP3/WMA music files recorded onto CD-R and CD-RW discs.
- Off Insert/Eject: 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.
- Auto-Reload: If a disc is ejected and not removed
within 10 seconds, the unit will reload the disc.
Front-Panel USB Port: The Axxera AC536Bi 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 (up to 64GB). 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. 1A) your USB devices during
Compatible Compressed Music Files: The AC536Bi supports the
following types of MP3 music files recorded onto CD-R/RW disc or loaded onto
a USB mass storage class device.
| Media Type || CD-R/RW || USB (MSC) |
| File System ||ISO9660
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 |
| Tags ||ID3 tags |
Playback & Search Functions: The AC536Bi 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 disc.
- 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.
USB 1-Wire iPod/iPhone Connection: The Axxera AC536Bi's USB
port allows you to connect your iPod/iPhone via the included Lightning or
dock-connector cable that comes with your iPod/iPhone device (not included with
the head unit). This USB 1-Wire for iPod/iPhone connection provides audio
playback (for both stored music & music apps), song/artist 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
- 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 title.
- Charging: While connected and the ignition switch is
set to ACC or ON, the head unit's USB connection will power and charge (1A
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 AC536Bi is "Made
for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model
features (as of 1/28/2016):
| Apple Device || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Bluetooth || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Head Unit || iPod/iPhone || Pandora || Artist/Song Text || Track Info || Phone || Audio |
| iPhone |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3GS || 6.1.6 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4/4S || 7.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5/5C/5S || 9.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 6+/6/6S/6S+ || 9.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| touch |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| 4th || 6.1.6 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| 5th/6th || 9.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| nano |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 6th || 1.2 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 7th || 1.02 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| iPad || 1 || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || N |
| 2/3/4 || 9.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N |
| Air 1/2 || 9.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N |
| mini 1/2/3/4 || 9.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
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
AM/FM + Pandora Radio
AM/FM Tuner: The Axxera AC536Bi 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).
Pandora App: The
Pandora App (free) lets you play music from the
Pandora music service
through the Axxera AC536Bi using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 7.0+). The AC536Bi
provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and
Song information. Your iPhone will need an active Data Plan account with
connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, LTE (4G) or WiFi. You will also need a
Pandora music service account.
- Station List: You can select Pandora stations from your
Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z).
- Shuffle: Select "Shuffle" to playback songs randomly
from all your Pandora stations.
- Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station.
You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips
- Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up or
thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences.
Note: Access to the Pandora service will depend on the
availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your
iPhone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada and
only available in the United States.
MOSFET Amplifier: The Axxera AC536Bi 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
AC536Bi 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 AC32Bi 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
4V/6Ch RCA Outputs: The AC536Bi features front, rear and
subwoofer 4-volt RCA outputs. The front and rear speaker RCA outputs are balance
and fade adjustable. The subwoofer RCA output is non-fading.
Subwoofer Control: The head unit's subwoofer output offers
independent volume control and a low-pass crossover. You can adjust the output level (0-12) of the sub preamp output
independent from the head unit's main volume. You can
also set the sub output's low-pass crossover to 80, 120, 160Hz, or Through (full-range).
Equalizer: You can choose between 7 EQ presets - Flat, Pop,
Jazz, Classic, Beat, Rock, or User. The User mode activates a 3-Band EQ which
lets you manually adjust Bass, Midrange, & Treble. EQ settings are stored for
Source Volume Level: 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.
Display & Remote Features
Detachable Fold-Down Face: The Axxera AC536Bi features a
manual fold-down face-plate. The head unit's face-plate is detachable to deter
theft. No face case is included with the unit. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X,
sold separately) can be purchased for this unit.
Note: The head unit needs 1.75" of clearance in front of it
for the face-plate to fold down.
3" Full-Color LCD: The head unit's vibrant full-color
3" LCD screen (320 x 240) makes it easy to see menus, song/artist
information, and station identification.
Remote Control: The Axxera AC536Bi includes an IR wireless remote
control and is compatible with select steering wheel control adapters (sold
- Wireless Remote: The AC536Bi comes supplied with a
IR remote control which provides complete wireless operation of the Axxera CD
- SWC Input: 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.