Audio operation precautions

Compact disc (CD) player (models

Compact disc (CD) player (models without Navigation System)

Compact disc (CD) player (models without Navigation System)

● Do not force a compact disc into the CD insert slot. This could damage the CD and/or CD changer/player.
● Trying to load a CD with the CD door closed could damage the CD and/or CD changer.
● Only one CD can be loaded into the CD player at a time.
● Only use high quality 4.7 in (12 cm) round discs that have the “COMPACT disc DIGITAL AUDIO” logo on the disc or packaging.
● During cold weather or rainy days, the player may malfunction due to the humidity.

If this occurs, remove the CD and dehumidify or ventilate the player completely.
● The player may skip while driving on rough roads.
● The CD player sometimes cannot function when the compartment temperature is extremely high or low. Decrease/increase the temperature before use.
● Do not expose the CD to direct sunlight.
● CDs that are in poor condition or are dirty, scratched or covered with fingerprints may not work properly.
● The following CDs may not work properly:

● Copy control compact discs (CCCD)
● Recordable compact discs (CD-R)
● Rewritable compact discs (CD-RW) ● Do not use the following CDs as they may cause the CD player to malfunction:

● 3.1 in (8 cm) discs with an adapter
● CDs that are not round
● CDs with a paper label
● CDs that are warped, scratched, or have abnormal edges

● This audio system can only play prerecorded CDs. It has no capability to record or burn CDs.
● If the CD cannot be played, one of the following messages will be displayed.

CHECK DISC:

● Confirm that the CD is inserted correctly (the label side is facing up, etc.).
● Confirm that the CD is not bent or warped and it is free of scratches.

PRESS EJECT:

This is an error due to excessive temperature inside the player. Remove the CD by pressing the EJECT button. After a short time, reinsert the CD. The CD can be played when the temperature of the player returns to normal.

UNPLAYABLE:

The file is unplayable in this audio system (only MP3 orWMA(if so equipped) CD).

CD/DVD combination player (models with Navigation System)

● Do not force a disc into the CD/DVD insert slot. This could damage the CD/DVD player.
● During cold weather or rainy days, the player may malfunction due to the humidity.

If this occurs, remove the CD/DVD and dehumidify or ventilate the player completely.
● The player may skip while driving on rough roads.
● The CD/DVD player sometimes cannot function when the passenger compartment temperature is extremely high.

Decrease the temperature before use.
● Only use high quality 4.7 in (12 cm) round discs that have the “COMPACT disc DIGITAL AUDIO” or “DVD Video” logo on the disc or packaging.
● Do not expose the CD/DVD to direct sunlight.
● CDs/DVDs that are of poor quality, dirty, scratched, covered with fingerprints, or that have pinholes may not work properly.
● The following CDs/DVDs are not guaranteed to play:

● Copy control compact discs (CCCD)
● Recordable compact discs (CD-R)
● Rewritable compact discs (CD-RW)
● Recordable compact discs (DVD±R, DVD±R DL)
● Rewritable compact discs (DVD±RW, DVD±RW DL)

● Do not use the following CDs/DVDs as they may cause the CD/DVD player to malfunction.

● 3.1 in (8 cm) discs
● CDs/DVDs that are not round
● CDs/DVDs with a paper label
● CDs/DVDs that are warped, scratched, or have abnormal edges
● This audio system can only play prerecorded CDs/DVDs. It has no capabilities to record or burn CDs/DVDs.

● If the CD/DVD cannot be played, one of the following messages will be displayed.

Disc Read Error:

● Confirm that the CD/DVD is inserted correctly (the label side is facing up, etc.).
● Confirm that the CD/DVD is not bent or warped and it is free of scratches.

Please Eject Disc:

This error may be due to the temperature inside the player getting too high.

Remove the CD/DVD by pushing the EJECT button, and after a short time reinsert the CD/DVD. The CD/DVD can be played when the temperature of the player returns to normal. If the error persists, consult your local dealership.

Unplayable File:

● The file may be copy protected.
● The file is not MP3, WMA, AAC, M4A or DIVX type.

Region Invalid

● The DVD is not for region 1 or all regions.
● Use DVDs with a region code “1”, “ALL” or “1 included” for your DVD entertainment system. (The region code A is displayed as a small symbol printed on the top of the DVD B .) This vehicle-installed DVD player cannot play DVDs with a region code other than “1” or “ALL”.

Copyright and trademark

Copyright and trademark

● The technology protected by the U.S.

patent and other intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and other right holders is adopted for this system.
● This copyright protected technology cannot be used without a permit from Macrovision Corporation. It is limited to personal use, etc., as long as the permit from Macrovision Corporation is not issued.
● Modifying or disassembling is prohibited.
● Dolby digital is manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
● Dolby and the double D mark “are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories,” are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
● DTS and DTS Digital Surround “ are registered trademarks of Digital” are registered trademarks of Digital Theater Systems, Inc.

USB (Universal Serial Bus) memory (if so equipped)

WARNING

Do not connect or disconnect the USB device while driving. Doing so can be a distraction. If distracted you could lose control of your vehicle and cause an accident or serious injury.

CAUTION

● Do not force the USB device into the USB port. Inserting the USB device tilted or up-side-down into the port may damage the USB device and the port.

Make sure that the USB device is connected correctly into the USB port.
● Do not grab the USB port cover (if so equipped) when pulling the USB device out of the port. This could damage the port and the cover.
● Do not leave the USB cable in a place where it can be pulled unintentionally.

Pulling the cable may break the wire, USB device or the port.
● To avoid damage and loss of function when using a USB device, note the following precautions.

– Do not bend the cable excessively (1.6 in [40 mm]) radius minimum.
– Do not twist the cable excessively (more than 180 degrees).
– Do not pull or drop the cable.
– Do not hit or press the USB port or USB device with hands, feet, or objects.
– Do not store objects with sharp edges in the storage area where the cable is stored.
– Do not leave the USB device and attached devices in the vehicle compartment.

When not in use for extended periods of time, store the cable and USB device in a clean, dust free environment at room temperature and without direct sun exposure.
– Do not use the cable for any other purposes than its intended use in the vehicle.

The vehicle is not equipped with a USB device.

USB devices should be purchased separately as necessary.

This system cannot be used to format USB devices.

To format a USB device, use a personal computer.

In some states/area, the USB device for the front seats plays only sound without images for regulatory reasons, even when the vehicle is parked.

This system supports various USB memory devices, USB hard drives and iPod® players. Some USB devices may not be supported by this system.

● Partitioned USB devices may not play correctly.
● Some characters used in other languages (Chinese, Japanese, etc.) may not appear properly in the display. Using English language characters with a USB device is recommended.

General notes for USB use:

● The USB device may not function when the passenger compartment temperature is extremely high. Lower the temperature before use.
● During cold weather or rainy days, the player may malfunction due to humidity. If this occurs, remove the USB device and dehumidify or ventilate the USB player completely.
● Do not connect a USB device if a connector, cable or USB port is wet. Allow the connector, cable, and USB port to dry completely before connecting the USB device. (Wait for 24 hours or more until it is dry.) If the connector and USB port are exposed to fluids other than water, evaporative residue may cause a short circuit between the connector pins and USB port. In this case, replace the cable and USB port. Otherwise damage to the USB device and a loss of function may occur.
● If the cable is damaged (insulation cut, connectors cracked, contamination such as liquids, dust, dirt, etc. in the connectors), do not use the cable. Replace the cable with a new one.
● Do not put a USB device in a location where static electricity occurs, electrical noise is generated or hot air from the air conditioner blows directly on it. Doing so may cause the data stored on the USB device to be corrupted.

Notes for iPod® use:

iPod® is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

● Improperly plugging in the iPod® may cause a checkmark to be displayed on and off (flickering). Always make sure that the iPod® is connected properly.
● An iPod® nano (1st Generation) may remain in fast forward or rewind mode if it is connected during a seek operation. In this case, please manually reset the iPod®.
● An iPod® nano (2nd Generation) will continue to fast-forward or rewind if it is disconnected during a seek operation.
● An incorrect song title may appear when the Play Mode is changed while using an iPod® nano (2nd Generation).
● Audiobooks may not play in the same order as they appear on an iPod®.
● Large video files cause slow responses in an iPod®. The vehicle center display may momentarily black out, but will soon recover.
● If an iPod® automatically selects large video files while in the shuffle mode, the vehicle center display may momentarily black out, but will soon recover.

Bluetooth® streaming audio (if so equipped)

● Some Bluetooth® audio devices may not be recognized by the in-vehicle audio system.
● It is necessary to set up the wireless connection between a compatible Bluetooth® audio device and the in-vehicle Bluetooth® module before using the Bluetooth® audio.
● Operating procedure of the Bluetooth® audio will vary depending on the devices. Make sure how to operate your audio device before using it with this system.
● The Bluetooth® audio may be stopped under the following conditions:

­ Receiving a call on the Hands-Free Phone System.
­ Checking the connection to the handsfree phone.

● Do not place the Bluetooth® audio device in an area surrounded by metal or far away from the in-vehicle Bluetooth® module to prevent tone quality degradation and wireless connection disruption.
● While an audio device is connected through the Bluetooth® wireless connection, the battery power of the device may discharge quicker than usual.
● This system supports the Bluetooth® Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP, AVRCP).

BLUETOOTH® is a

BLUETOOTH® is a trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

and licensed to Clarion Co., Ltd.

CD or USB with Compressed Audio Files (models without Navigation System)

The file types supported by this system are MP3 and WMA.

Explanation of terms:

● MP3 — MP3 is short for Moving Pictures Experts Group Audio Layer 3. MP3 is the most well-known compressed digital audio file format. This format allows for near “CD quality” sound, but at a fraction of the size of normal audio files. MP3 conversion of an audio track from CD-ROM can reduce the file size by approximately a 10:1 ratio with virtually no perceptible loss in quality. MP3 compression removes the redundant and irrelevant parts of a sound signal that the human ear doesn’t hear.
● WMA—Windows Media Audio (WMA)* is a compressed audio format created by Microsoft as an alternative to MP3. The WMA codec offers greater file compression than the MP3 codec, enabling storage of more digital audio tracks in the same amount of space when compared to MP3s at the same level of quality.
● Bit rate — Bit rate denotes the number of bits per second used by a digital music file.

The size and quality of a compressed digital audio file is determined by the bit rate used when encoding the file.
● Sampling frequency — Sampling frequency is the rate at which the samples of a signal are converted from analog to digital (A/D conversion) per second.
● Multisession — Multisession is one of the methods for writing data to media. Writing data once to the media is called a single session, and writing more than once is called a multisession.
● ID3/WMA Tag — The ID3/WMA tag is the part of the encoded MP3 or WMA file that contains information about the digital music file such as song title, artist, encoding bit rate, track time duration, etc. ID3 tag information is displayed on the Artist/song title line on the display.

* Windows®, Windows Media® and Windows Vista® are registered trademarks and trademarks in the United States of America and other countries of Microsoft Corporation of the USA.

Playback order:

Playback order:

Music playback order of a CD with MP3 or WMA files is as illustrated.

● The names of folders not containing MP3 or WMA files are not shown in the display.
● If there is a file in the top level of the disc, “Root Folder” is displayed.
● The playback order is the order in which the files were written by the writing software.

Therefore, the files might not play in the desired order.

Specification chart:

*1 Protected WMA files (DRM) cannot be played.

*1 Protected WMA files (DRM) cannot be played.
*2 When VBR files are played, the playback time may not be displayed correctly.
*3 Available codes depend on what kind of media, versions and information are going to be displayed.

Troubleshooting guide:

CD, DVD or USB with Compressed

CD, DVD or USB with Compressed Audio Files (models with Navigation System)

The file types supported by this system are MP3, WMA, AAC/M4A and ATRAC3.

Explanation of terms:

● MP3 — MP3 is short for Moving Pictures Experts Group Audio Layer 3. MP3 is the most well known compressed digital audio file format. This format allows for near “CD quality” sound, but at a fraction of the size of normal audio files. MP3 conversion of an audio track can reduce the file size by approximately 10:1 ratio (Sampling: 44.1 kHz, Bit rate: 128 kbps) with virtually no perceptible loss in quality. The compression reduces certain parts of sound that seem inaudible to most people.
● WMA — Windows Media Audio (WMA) is a compressed audio format created by Microsoft as an alternative to MP3. The WMA codec offers greater file compression than the MP3 codec, enabling storage of more digital audio tracks in the same amount of space when compared to MP3s at the same level of quality.
● AAC/M4A — Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) is a lossy audio compression format.

Audio files that have been encoded with AAC are generally smaller in size and deliver a higher quality of sound than MP3.
● ATRAC3, ATRAC3 Plus — Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding (ATRAC) is a lossy audio compression format developed by Sony.
● Bit rate — Bit rate denotes the number of bits per second used by a digital music file.

The size and quality of a compressed digital audio file is determined by the bit rate used when encoding the file.
● Sampling frequency — Sampling frequency is the rate at which the samples of a signal are converted from analog to digital (A/D conversion) per second.
● Multisession — Multisession is one of the methods for writing data to media. Writing data once to the media is called a single session, and writing more than once is called a multisession.
● ID3/WMA Tag — The ID3/WMA tag is the part of the encoded MP3 or WMA file that contains information about the digital music file such as song title, artist, album title, encoding bit rate, track time duration, etc.

ID3 tag information is displayed on the Album/Artist/Track title line on the display.

* Windows®, Windows Media® and Windows Vista® are registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States of America and/or other countries.

Playback order chart

Playback order chart

Playback order:

Music playback order of a CD, DVD or USB device with compressed audio files is as illustrated.

● The folder names of folders not containing compressed audio files are not shown in the display.
● If there is a file in the top level of the disc/USB, “Root Folder” is displayed.
● The playback order is the order in which the files were written by the writing software, so the files might not play in the desired order.

Specification chart:

*1 Files created with a combination of 48 kHz sampling frequency and 64 kbps

*1 Files created with a combination of 48 kHz sampling frequency and 64 kbps bit rate cannot be played.
*2 Protected WMA files (DRM) cannot be played.
*3 Available codes depend on what kind of media, versions and information are going to be displayed.
*4 When VBR files are played, the playback time may not be displayed correctly

Troubleshooting guide:

Compressed Video Files (models with

Compressed Video Files (models with Navigation System)

Explanation of terms:

● DivX – DivX refers to the DivX® codec owned by Div, Inc. used for a lossy compression of video based on MPEG-4.
● AVI – AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave.

It is standard file format originated by Microsoft Corporation. A .divx encoded file can be saved into the .avi file format for playback on this system if it meets the requirements stated in the table in this section. However, all .avi files are not playable on this system since different encodings can be used other than the DivX® codec.
● ASF – ASF stands for Advanced Systems Format. It is a file format owned by Microsoft Corporation. Note: Only .asf files that meet the requirements stated in the table in this section can be played.
● Bit rate — Bit rate denotes the number of bits per second used by a digital video files.

The size and quality of a compressed digital audio file is determined by the bit rate used when encoding the file.

Requirements for Supporting Video Playback:

1.  CD eject button

1. 2. VOL/ON·OFF control knob CD eject button
2. VOL/ON·OFF control knob
3. Station and CD select (1 - 6) buttons
4. LOAD CD button
5. TUNE/FOLDER and AUDIO control knob (Bass, Treble, Fade, Balance, SSV (if so equipped), and Beep)
6. AUX IN jack
7. AUX button
8. TRACK button
9. SEEK/CAT button
10. DISC button
11. RPT/RDM button
12. SCAN button
13. AM·FM button
14. DISP/CLOCK button

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