Patriot Sound System and Technology
Date 2007/2/13 12:43:00 | Topic: Patriot
|From a Chrysler Group press release:|
The all-new 2007 Jeep(R) Patriot offers freedom of choice with a variety of simple-to-use and hassle-free technological advancements in vehicle entertainment. From standard MP3 playback capability to hands-free communication and a booming sound system, the Jeep Patriot is packed with many high-value features.
"Jeep Patriot owners are confident, independent, rugged individuals who enjoy the outdoors, 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 Patriot with innovative new features they can take with them, features like the available 458-watt Nine-speaker Boston Acoustics Premium Sound Group, removable/rechargeable flashlight 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 Patriot's instrument panel is standard on all models. A 115-volt outlet in the center console is an option on the Patriot Sport model and standard on the Patriot Limited model. These outlets can power cell phones, lap tops, MP3 players and other small electronics.
The Jeep Patriot 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 Patriot's center console flip pocket. This base audio system features four of the largest speakers in the Patriot's compact SUV class. Jeep Patriot 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 458-watt Nine-speaker Boston Acoustics Premium Sound Group with articulating liftgate speakers puts Jeep Patriot 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 an swing-down liftgate panel and a two-channel amplifier for the subwoofer. This gives Patriot owners the freedom to listen to their favorite music wherever they decide to enjoy it.
Audio performance on all Jeep Patriot 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 Patriot.
SIRIUS(R) SATELLITE RADIO
SIRIUS(R) provides Jeep Patriot customers more than 130 channels of the best music, entertainment and information coast-to-coast. So whether they're in the city or heading for a weekend on the trails, Jeep Patriot owners can access 69 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 Patriot 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 Patriot. Factory installation includes a one- year SIRIUS subscription.
UCONNECT(TM) HANDS-FREE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM
The UConnect(TM) Hands-free Communication System uses Bluetooth(R) technology to provide Jeep Patriot drivers wireless communication between their compatible mobile telephone and the Patriot's onboard receiver.
Jeep Patriot's 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 Patriot's 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: Automatically mutes the radio when making a call and
the vehicle's microphones can be muted for private conversations
- Call Transfer: Transfers a call from the Patriot's 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 Patriot's system