Disc & USB Playback
AM/FM + Pandora Radio
Bluetooth Technology: The Axxera AXD530 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 AXD530.
Pairing: Before using your Bluetooth enabled device, it must be paired
to the AXD530. 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
AXD530 is compatible with most Bluetooth enabled mobile phones, including the
Apple iPhone, Blackberry, and Android smartphones.
Hands-Free Communication w/ External Mic: The Axxera AXD530 allows for
wireless communication between the head unit and your Bluetooth enabled
cell-phone. 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 manually enter a phone number using the included remote
or transfer a call from your phone. You can also select a phone number from a
recent call list (dialed/missed/received) or quickly redial the last number. Use
the included external 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 AXD530 also allows
you to play back stored music and streamed music apps from your Bluetooth
enabled phone, PDA, 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 AXD530 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 AXD530 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, 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 AXD530 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 |
| 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
(ver. 1.0-2.4), WMA tags |
Playback Features: The AXD530 offers
playback features such as Repeat, Random and Intro scan.
- 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.
File/Folder Search: This search function allows navigation through
compressed music files' folders to find a specific file or for playback.
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.
USB 1-Wire iPod/iPhone Control: The Axxera AXD530'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), allowing for a Signal-to-Noise ratio up to
- Music Navigation: You can choose to control the
iPod/iPhone from the head unit or from your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or
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 iPhone's touchscreen.
- 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 AXD530 is
"Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model
features (as of 9/3/2015):
| 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 || 5.1.1 || 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 || 9.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 6+/6/6S/6S+ || 9.1 || 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 || 6.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| 5th || 9.1 || 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 || 9.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N |
| Air 1/2 || 9.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N |
| mini 1/2/3/4 || 9.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N |
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
Dual Auxiliary Inputs: The AXD530 features dual auxiliary
inputs. There is a front-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input for connecting a temporary
external portable audio device, such as a portable MP3 player. There is also a
rear-panel stereo RCA auxiliary input for connecting a permanent external audio
AM/FM + Pandora Radio
AM/FM Tuner: The Axxera AXD530 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). The Local function allows
only strong radio stations to be received, blocking stations with weaker
signals. You can even switch the tuner between USA or European tuning.
Pandora App: The
Pandora App (free) lets you play music from the
Pandora music service
through the Axxera AXD530 using your connected Apple iPhone, via the Dock- or
Lightning-to-USB cable supplied with your iPhone. The AXD530 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, or WiFi. You will also need a Pandora music service
- Station List: You can select Pandora stations from your
Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z).
- QuickMix: QuickMix allows you to listen to songs played
on one or more Pandora stations in your Station List randomly. You will need
to edit your QuickMix station selections on the iPhone before connection.
- 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 AXD530 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.
CEA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the AXD530
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 manufacturers. The power output specs for the AXD530 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
4V/6Ch RCA Outputs: The AXD530 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: 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).
Equalizer: 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.
| 3-Band EQ |
| Frequency || Level |
| Bass ||60, 80, 100, 200 Hz ||-6 to +6 |
| Midrange || 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.5 kHz || -6 to +6 |
| Treble ||10.0,
12.5, 15.0, 17.5 kHz ||-6 to +6 |
Loudness: The Loudness function enhances the bass & treble
frequencies at low volumes.
Source Volume Level: The Source Volume Level control allows a gain
adjustment for each audio source (Tuner, CD, Aux, Bluetooth, USB, iPod, Pandora). You can set the
source volume level (+/-6dB) for each mode, depending on the relative volume of each
Program Volume: You can set the AXD530 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.
Detachable Fold-Down Face: The Axxera AXD530 features a
manual fold-down face-plate. The
head unit's face-plate is detachable to deter theft. A hard-plastic face-case is
provided. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X,
sold separately) can also 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" LCD Screen: The Axxera AXD530 features a 3" QVGA
(320x240) TFT LCD
screen with 3D-like background graphics. The 3" screen provides enough room to
display song, artist, and album information at the same time.
Screen Adjustments: You can adjust the color, contrast, and brightness
of the LCD screen.
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: This feature allows a "Good
Morning/Afternoon/Evening" text message to be shown on the unit's LCD screen
when it is powered on.
Demo Mode: You can enable or disable the units
Wireless Remote Control: The AXD530 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.