Illumination: The main display line (which shows tuner frequency, track
number, track time and text info), MBP indicator, EQ display, and menu
navigation arrows (cross-key controls) are displayed with white illumination.
The clock/source portion of the display, repeat indicator, and shuffle indicator
are displayed with red illumination. The buttons are backlit with red
Display: There is a portion of the display that can be set to show the
source name (FM1, FM2, CD, etc.) or the clock, while the main display line shows
CD Text, the track number and elapsed time, or the tuner frequency.
When the motion display is turned on, white lines above and below the main
display line scroll back and forth. You can select Motion Display 1, Motion
Display 2, or Off.
This unit will play prerecorded CDs and finalized CD-Rs. The unit reviewed by
Crutchfield played a CD-RW disc, but Sony does not claim compatibility with CD-RW
discs. Results with CD-RW discs will vary depending on the quality of the discs;
there are audio CD-RW discs that this unit will not play.
Control with Cross-Key Control: This unit is equipped with a rotary
control that turns like a conventional knob (for volume, bass, treble etc) and
cross-key buttons (for seek and manual tuning, track advance and track search,
etc) for easy, intuitive operation. There are four cross-key buttons; the four
buttons are located immediately above, below, to the left and to the right of
the rotary encoder for convenient operation.
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Position (MBP): When you are driving without passengers, MBP allows you to
adjust the sound environment for improved listening. MBP has two presets that
adjust the sound level of balance and fader. MBP-A adjusts the right balance
level -4dB and the rear fader level -4dB. MBP-B adjusts the left balance level
-4dB and the rear fader level -4dB.
EQ7: You may
select one of the following EQ presets: Vocal, Club, Jazz, New Age, Rock,
Custom, or Xplod. For each preset, you can adjust the following frequencies:
62Hz, 157Hz, 396Hz, 1kHz, 2.5kHz, 6.3kHz, and 16kHz. You
can adjust each frequency from +10 to -10.
CD Text Capable:
When used with a CD Text encoded CD, this unit will display the CD text
You can assign a name of up to 8 characters in length to each tuner preset
station. Station Memos can be used with the List-up function to locate a
SSIR-EXA Adaptive Reception: The
SSIR-EXA tuner is equipped with "Adaptive Reception". The Adaptive
Reception feature has two (IF AUTO and WIDE) for optimizing FM reception. The
"wide" mode decreases the tuner's selectivity but results in better
frequency response. The auto mode automatically adjusts the tuner for a good
balance between frequency response and minimum station-to-station interference.
The Adaptive Reception feature cannot be turned off.
Memory: Each source (AM/FM/CD) can store its own bass and treble
Compatibility: This receiver can be controlled by an optional wired
rotary commander (item 158RMX4S) or optional wireless remote control (item
The attenuate/mute function is accessible only by remote (remotes sold
Lead: This unit is equipped with a lead that mutes audio output when a
cellular call is received, then restores the level once the call is over. To use
this feature, you must have a cellular phone with a muting output that can be
connected to the cellular mute lead.
Allows you to set clock time (clock displays on upper left hand portion of
Turns the beep that unit normally makes when a function is selected On or
Off. This beep sound is from the internal amplifier ONLY, not the preamp
- RM (Rotary
Commander): Changes the control direction of the optional wired
remote, so it corresponds to where the remote is mounted (left or right of
- D.INFO (Dual
Information): Used to display the clock and play mode at the same
(Motion Display): Allows you to select Motion Display 1, Motion
Display 2, or Off.
- A.SCRL (Auto
scroll): Automatically scrolls a disc or track name if it exceeds 8
- LOUD: Turns
loudness function On or Off.
- LOCAL: Turns
local seek mode On or Off.
- MONO: Turn
mono mode On or Off.
- IF AUTO/WIDE:
Allows you to select IF Auto or Wide Adaptive Reception mode.
- BTM (Best Tuning
Memory): Selects the stations with the strongest signals and memorizes
them in the order of their frequencies.
- Name Edit:
Allows you to label a radio station or CD.
- Name Del: Allows
you to delete the name that you have entered for a radio station or CD.
- EQ7 Tune:
Allows you to select and adjust the EQ presets.
Illumination/Clock Display: Pressing
the power button once will turn off audio output, but the clock display and
face/button illumination remain on. This makes the clock display and face/button
illumination "Keyed" instead of "Unit On" only. To turn the
unit off completely, you must press the OFF button for two seconds. Note:
When installing in a vehicle without an accessory power wire at the radio
location, you must turn the radio completely off (this defeats keyed operation),
or you may wire the accessory power wire of this radio to an alternate source of
accessory power to retain keyed clock and face/button illumination operation.