Disc & USB Playback
Disc & USB Playback
Disc Compatibility: The Jensen MP1524 features a single disc
player that will playback CD-Audio, CD-Text, and finalized CD-R/CD-RW audio
discs. The unit also supports playback of MP3/WMA music files loaded onto
Front-Panel USB Port: The MP1524 also features a front-panel
USB (type-A) port that is hidden behind a flip-open cover. The USB port enables
connection and control of a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) device; such
as your Android smartphone, portable digital audio player, or USB thumbdrive.
The unit supports playback of MP3/WMA music files stored on a compatible USB
memory device formatted with FAT file system. USB portable devices that can be
charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the CD receiver's USB port
(max. 0.5A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.
Note: You cannot connect a USB device via a USB hub or
Multi-Card Reader to this unit.
Front-Panel SD Card Slot: The Jensen MP1524 also features a
front-panel SD card slot hidden by a protective cover. The unit's SD-card slot
supports both SD and SDHC memory cards. SD/SDHC memory cards may be loaded with
MP3/WMA music files.
File Compatibility: The Jensen MP1524 supports the following
types of MP3/WMA audio files recorded onto a disc, or loaded onto a USB
mass storage class device or SD memory card.
Type || CD-R, CD-RW || USB, SD/SDHC |
System ||ISO9660 Level 1/2, Joliet, Romeo ||FAT 16/32 |
| Audio Files ||
MP3: bit rate up to 128kbps w/ sampling frequency up to
WMA: bit rate up to 128kbps w/ sampling frequency
up to 48kHz
# of Files ||255 files |
|Tags ||MP3 ID3-tags, WMA-tags |
Folder/File Search: You can select an individual folder containing
MP3/WMA files and select the appropriate track by scrolling the list.
Playback Modes: The Jensen MP1524 features the following
Repeat, Random, and Intro playback modes.
- Repeat Play: Track, File, or Folder
- Random Play: Disc or Folder
- Intro Play: Track or File (plays the first 10-seconds
of each music track on a disc or music file in a folder)
Electronic Shockproof (ESP) Function: The unit will absorb bumps to
prevent playback skips while playing discs.
Off Eject: You can eject a disc with the unit powered off. You
cannot insert a disc with the head unit powered off.
Installation Angle: For proper CD playback you must install the unit
within 30-degrees of horizontal.
iPod/iPhone Connectivity: The Jensen MP1524 supports
connection to either Dock-connector or Lightning-connector Apple iPods and
iPhones. The unit support audio playback, control, metadata display, and
charging of your compatible Apple device.
- Audio Playback w/ DAC Bypass: 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,
allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 70dB.
- iPod/iPhone Control: You can control your connected
iPod/iPhone from the head unit's touchscreen. You can use the MP1524's touchscreen to browse your music by
Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, or Genre. In addition, you can activate Random & Repeat playback
modes. Most iPod/iPhone device's clickwheel or touchscreen will be locked during
connection (Apple devices w/ iOS 6.0+ will stay unlocked).
- Information Display: The Jensen MP1524 will display your iPod/iPhone's
music file information from stored music and select music apps. The head unit will display Track number, Elapsed playing
time, Artist name, and Song/Album title.
- Battery Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 0.5A of
current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's
ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. This unit does not charge
the iPad. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will
not recognize it.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Jensen MP1524 is
"Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and support the following iPod/iPhone
model features (5/21/2013):
| iPod/iPhone || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Head Unit || iPod/iPhone || Song/Artist Text || Track Info |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3GS || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || 6.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 6.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5 || 6.1.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 6.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| 5th || 6.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 6th || 1.2 PC || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 7th || 1.02 PC || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| iPad || 1 || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N |
| 2 || 6.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| 3 || 6.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| 4 || 6.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| mini* || 6.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || 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 available.
Front-Panel Aux Input: The MP1524 feature a front panel
3.5mm auxiliary input so you connect your external portable audio player or
portable satellite radio receiver to this head unit.
Bluetooth Communication: The Jensen MP1524 is equipped
with built-in Bluetooth, providing hands-free communication and audio streaming
for added convenience and safety. Bluetooth is a short-range wireless radio
connectivity technology that is developed as a cable replacement for mobile
phones, and other handheld devices. Bluetooth operates in 2.4 GHz frequency
range and transmits voice and data at speeds up to 1 megabit-per-second.
Pairing: Before using the unit's Bluetooth functions, you
must pair your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone or audio device to the MP1524.
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 MP1524.
Hands Free Profile (HFP): The Jensen MP1524 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
controls or have the unit answer a phone call automatically.
Incoming phone call information will be displayed on the MP1524's LCD. Your car audio speakers will mute automatically during a
call. You can store up to 10 speed dial numbers. You can also scroll through
your received, dialed, and missed calls to make a phone call. In addition, you
can manually enter a phone number using the head unit's front-panel controls.
You can even dial from your phone and then transfer the call to the head unit.
External Microphone: The MP1524 includes an external
microphone to speak into during your phone conversation, while the other party
is heard through your vehicle's speakers. The microphone features a visor-clip
to mount the unit to your vehicle's sun-visor.
Bluetooth Audio (A2DP/AVRCP): The Jensen MP1524 also
allows you to play back stored music and streamed music from your Bluetooth
enabled phone, PDA, or personal music player using a Bluetooth connection. You
can control basic playback functions (Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track) of the
music stored on your Bluetooth audio player from the MP1524.
This unit does not display song/artist information from Bluetooth audio devices.
RDS AM/FM Tuner: The Jensen MP1524 features a built-in RDS
AM/FM tuner. The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast
information such as artist, title, and album when listening to compatible AM/FM
Preset Tuning w/ Preset Scan: The unit features 3 FM bands and 2 AM bands
with the capability of storing 6 presets for each band giving you a total of 18
FM presets and 12 AM presets (30 total). You can also automatically store the
six strongest stations in your area inside the current selected band. In addition, the tuner features a Preset Scan
function which allows you to preview your stored preset stations in the selected
Preview Scan: The Scan function will play the first five seconds
of each station, until you find a station you like.
Mono Mode: Mono mode reduces the noise when stereo broadcasts are
received as monaural.
European Tuning: The tuner features selectable North America
and European tuning.
CEA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the MP1524
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 MP1524 are as follows:
- CEA2006 Specs: 13 watts RMS x 4 channels
(at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
- Maximum Power Output: 40 watts x 4 channels
(160 watts total)
2Ch RCA Outputs: The MP1524 is fitted with a pair of RCA
outputs to connect an external amplifier.
Preset EQ: You can select from 5 preset EQ modes - Flat, Classic, Pop, Rock, or Off.
Tone Control: The head unit also offers Bass, Treble, Balance, and
Loudness: The Loudness feature compensates for deficiencies
in the low and high sound ranges at low volume.
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 (0-40) every time you power up the radio.
Beep Tones: An audible beep tone confirms each function
selection. The beep tone can be disabled/enabled in the Setup Menu.
Variable Color Button Illumination: The Jensen
MP1524 features variable color button illumination. You can choose
from one of 30 preset colors or customize your own color (RGB: 0-32) for nearly
36,000 color combinations.
12 or 24 Hour Clock: You can set the unit to display a 12 or
24 hour clock.
2-DIN Chassis: The MP1524 has a 2-DIN chassis (also known as
Double DIN or size DD), and will fit in many vehicles with a large dash opening.
The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets, or Euro-mounted using the
supplied mounting sleeve. As always, please consult Crutchfield's
Outfit My Car to verify fit with your vehicle.
IR Remote: The Jensen MP1524 comes supplied with a 21-button IR remote
control which provides wireless operation of the Jensen CD receiver.