Mazda 2: Operating Tips for Audio System

WARNING

Always adjust the audio while the vehicle is stopped: Do not adjust the audio control switches while driving the vehicle.

Adjusting the audio while driving the vehicle is dangerous as it could distract your attention from the vehicle operation which could lead to a serious accident.

Even if the audio control switches are equipped on the steering wheel, learn to use the switches without looking down at them so that you can keep your maximum attention on the road while driving the vehicle.

CAUTION

For the purposes of safe driving, adjust the audio volume to a level that allows you to hear sounds outside of the vehicle including car horns and particularly emergency vehicle sirens.

NOTE

Do not spill any liquid on the audio system.


Do not insert any objects, other than CDs, into the slot.


Radio Reception

AM characteristics

AM signals bend around such things as buildings or mountains and bounce off the ionosphere.

Therefore, they can reach longer distances than FM signals.

Because of this, two stations may sometimes be picked up on the same frequency at the same time.

AM characteristics


FM characteristics

An FM broadcast range is usually about 40—50 km (25—30 miles) from the source. Because of extra coding needed to break the sound into two channels, stereo FM has even less range than monaural (non-stereo) FM.


Signals from an FM transmitter are similar to beams of light because they do not bend around corners, but they do refl ect.

Unlike AM signals, FM signals cannot travel beyond the horizon. Therefore, FM stations cannot be received at the great distances possible with AM reception.


Atmospheric conditions can also affect FM reception. High humidity will cause poor reception. However, cloudy days may provide better reception than clear days.

Multipath noise

Since FM signals can be refl ected by obstructions, it is possible to receive both the direct signal and the refl ected signal at the same time. This causes a slight delay in reception and may be heard as a broken sound or a distortion. This problem may also be encountered when in close proximity to the transmitter.


Flutter/Skip noise

Signals from an FM transmitter move in straight lines and become weak in valleys between tall buildings, mountains, and other obstacles. When a vehicle passes through such an area, the reception conditions may change suddenly, resulting in annoying noise.


Weak signal noise

In suburban areas, broadcast signals become weak because of distance from the transmitter. Reception in such fringe areas is characterised by sound breakup.


Strong signal noise

This occurs very close to a transmitter tower. The broadcast signals are extremely strong, so the result is noise and sound breakup at the radio receiver.


Station drift noise

When a vehicle reaches the area of two strong stations broadcasting at similar frequencies, the original station may be temporarily lost and the second station picked up. At this time there will be some noise from this disturbance. 


Operating Tips for CD Player

Condensation phenomenon

Immediately after turning on the heater when the vehicle is cold, the CD or optical components (prism and lens) in the CD player may become clouded with condensation. At this time, the CD will eject immediately when placed in the unit.

A clouded CD can be corrected simply by wiping it with a soft cloth. Clouded optical components will clear naturally in about an hour. Wait for normal operation to return before attempting to use the unit.

Handling the CD player

The following precautions should be observed.

Operating Tips for MP3

This unit plays fi les with the extension (.mp3) as MP3 fi les.

CAUTION

Do not use an audio fi le extension on fi les other than audio fi les. In addition, do not change the audio fi le extension.

Otherwise, the unit will not recognise the fi le correctly resulting in noise or a malfunction.

NOTE

Supply of this product only conveys a license for private, non-commercial use and does not convey a license nor imply any right to use this product in any commercial (i.e. revenue-generating) real time broadcasting (terrestrial, satellite, lead and/or any other media), broadcasting/streaming via the Internet, intranets and/or other networks or in other electronic content distribution systems, such as pay-audio or audio-ondemand applications. An independent license for such use is required.

For details, please visit http://www.

mp3licensing.com.

Specialized glossary

MP3

Abbreviation for “MPEG Audio Layer 3”. A technical standard for audio compression as decided by the ISO *1 MPEG working group. Use of MP3 allows for audio data to be compressed to approximately a tenth of the source data size.

*1 International Organisation for Standardisation

Operating Tips for WMA

WMA is short for Windows Media Audio and is the audio compression format used by Microsoft.

Audio data can be created and stored at a higher compression ratio than MP3.

This unit plays fi les with the extension (.wma) as WMA fi les.

*1 International Organisation for Standardisation

Operating Tips for WMA

WMA is short for Windows Media Audio and is the audio compression format used by Microsoft.

Audio data can be created and stored at a higher compression ratio than MP3.

This unit plays fi les with the extension (.wma) as WMA fi les.

* Microsoft and Windows Media are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation U.S. in the United States and other countries.

CAUTION

Do not use an audio fi le extension on fi les other than audio fi les. In addition, do not change the audio fi le extension.

Otherwise, the unit will not recognise the fi le correctly resulting in noise or a malfunction.

Operating Tips for AAC

AAC stands for Advanced Audio Coding, which is standardised voice compression established by the ISO *1 working group (MPEG). Audio data can be created and stored at a higher compression ratio than MP3.

This unit plays fi les with the extensions (.aac/.m4a/.wav*2 ) as the AAC fi les.

CAUTION

Do not use an audio fi le extension on fi les other than audio fi les. In addition, do not change the audio fi le extension.

Otherwise, the unit will not recognise the fi le correctly resulting in noise or a malfunction.

Operating Tips for DVD Player

Condensation phenomenon

Immediately after turning on the heater when the vehicle is cold, the DVD or optical components (prism and lens) in the DVD player may become clouded with condensation. At this time, the DVD will eject immediately when placed in the unit.

A clouded DVD can be corrected simply by wiping it with a soft cloth. Clouded optical components will clear naturally in about an hour. Wait for normal operation to return before attempting to use the unit.

Handling the DVD player

The following precautions should be observed.

NOTE

Mark indicating on disc

Marks indicated on discs or packages are as follows:


Glossary

DVD-Video

DVD-Video is a video image storing standard determined by the DVD forum.

“MPEG2”, a global standard in digital compression technologies, has been adopted which compresses on average about 1/40th of the image data and stores it. In addition, a variable-rate coding technology, which changes the assigned information amount according to the shape of the screen image, has been adopted.

Audio information can be stored using Dolby digital instead of PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) and more realistic sounding audio can be enjoyed.

In addition, various, supplementary functions such as multi-language availability are provided for enhanced enjoyment.

DVD-VR

DVD-VR is short for DVD Video Recording Format; video image storing standard determined by the DVD forum.

Multi-angle

One of the DVD player's functions.

Because scenes can be recorded in multiple angles (camera position), users can choose a desired angle.

Multi-language

As a function of the DVD player, audio or subtitles for the same video images can be stored in multiple languages and the language can be selected freely.

Region code

DVD players and discs are assigned codes for each market region and only discs manufactured for that specifi c region can be played.

A disc cannot be played if the region code assigned to the player is not indicated on the disc.

In addition, even if a region code is not indicated on the disc, disc playback may be prohibited depending on the region. In this case, a disc may not be playable in this DVD player.

Operating Tips for OGG

OGG is the audio compression format for Xiph. Org Foundation.

Audio data can be created and stored at a higher compression ratio than MP3.

This unit plays fi les with the extension (.ogg) as OGG fi les.

CAUTION

Do not use an audio fi le extension on fi les other than audio fi les. In addition, do not change the audio fi le extension.

Otherwise, the unit will not recognise the fi le correctly resulting in noise or a malfunction.

Operating Tips for USB device

This unit plays audio fi les as follows:


*1 Type C/Type D

CAUTION

Do not use an audio fi le extension on fi les other than audio fi les. In addition, do not change the audio fi le extension.

Otherwise, the unit will not recognise the fi le correctly resulting in noise or a malfunction.

NOTE

MP3/WMA/AAC/OGG *1 fi les written under specifi cations other than the indicated specifi cation may not play normally or fi les/folder names may not display correctly.

*1 Type C/Type D

Operating Tips for iPod

This unit supports playback of music fi les recorded to an iPod.

The iPod may not be compatible depending on the model or OS version. In this case, an error message is displayed.

CAUTION

NOTE

The audio unit cannot display images or videos stored in an iPod.

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