Jeep Compass Packs Audio Punch

Date 2006/6/16 18:11:00 | Topic: Compass

Chrysler Group is heavily promoting the sound system in the upcoming Jeep Compass - as it supports the iPod and other MP3 players as well as the option for built-in Sirius satellite radio.
The all-new 2007 Jeep(R) Compass offers freedom of choice with a variety of simple-to-use and hassle-free technological advancements in vehicle entertainment. From MP3 playback capability to hands-free communication and a kicking sound system, the Jeep Compass is packed with many high-value features.

"Jeep Compass owners are on the go, and their vehicle is very much a part of their lifestyle," said John Plecha, Director - Jeep Marketing and Global Communications. "So we've loaded the Jeep Compass with innovative new features like the available premium nine-speaker Boston Acoustics Sound Group, removable/rechargeable flashlight, UConnect(TM) Hands-free Communication System and SIRIUS(R) Satellite Radio to help them stay connected while on the road or the trail."

For added convenience, a 12-volt power outlet in the Jeep Compass' instrument panel is standard on all models. A 115-volt outlet in the center console is an option on the Compass Sport model and standard on the Compass Limited model. These outlets can power cell phones, laptops, MP3 players and other small electronics.

Audio System

The Jeep Compass is available with audio systems to accommodate a variety of listeners' needs. The base system features an AM/FM stereo with single-disc CD player and includes an auxiliary audio input jack on the face of the radio for easy connection of an MP3 player, which can be conveniently held in the Jeep Compass' center console flip pocket. This base audio system features four of the largest speakers in the Compass' compact SUV class. Jeep Compass also features an available AM/FM radio with six-disc CD player, which is capable of playing all types of audio CDs, including MP3s.

An available premium nine-speaker Boston Acoustics Sound Group with articulating liftgate speakers puts Jeep Compass at the forefront of sound technology in the compact SUV segment. This premium system features an eight- channel amplifier, four 6x9-inch full-range speakers in the doors, two 2.5- inch tweeters in the instrument panel, two 3.5-inch mid-range/tweeters mounted in a swing-down liftgate panel and a two-channel amplifier for the subwoofer. This gives Compass owners the freedom to listen to their favorite music wherever they decide to enjoy it.

Audio performance on all Jeep Compass sound systems is characterized by a smooth octave-to-octave tonal balance, natural frequency response and uncolored presentation, free of distortion. The system features a flat frequency response, which is a desirable behavior in high-quality, audiophile- caliber speakers like those in the Jeep Compass.

SIRIUS(R) Satellite Radio

SIRIUS provides Jeep Compass customers with 100 channels of the best music, entertainment and information coast-to-coast. So whether they're in the city or heading for a weekend at the beach, Jeep Compass owners can access 60 streams of 100-percent commercial-free music, the most play-by-play sports, world-class news, comedy, women's, family and kids' programming and regional traffic and weather reports, at the touch of a dial, 24 hours a day.

Jeep Compass owners can scan channels or select pre-set buttons for favorite channels. They also can make selections by music category and channel, which are displayed on the radio screen.

SIRIUS Satellite Radio is available as both a dealer- and factory- installed feature on the Jeep Compass. Factory installation includes a one- year SIRIUS subscription.

UConnect Hands-free Communication System

The UConnect Hands-free Communication System uses Bluetooth(R) technology to provide Jeep Compass drivers wireless communication between their compatible mobile telephone and the Compass' onboard receiver.

Jeep Compass' factory-installed system allows the phone audio to be heard through the vehicle's radio speakers, while controls and microphones housed in the rearview mirror serve as the driver interface.

Unique features of the Jeep Compass' UConnect system include:
* Voice dialing: Allows voice commands to be used to digit-dial the phone
or access pre-stored voice tags
* Audio address book: Enables customers to store up to 32 names, four
numbers per name, for a total of 128 phone numbers
* Emergency calls and towing assistance: Dials 911 or towing assistance
at customer voice command
* Audio-system mute: Mutes the microphone for privacy
* Call transfer: Transfers a call from the Compass' system to a mobile
* Multilingual: Provides English, French and Spanish language
* Multi-phone recognition: Allows as many as seven phones to be used
within the Compass' system

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