Getting It (Un)Wired: CTX1300 Deluxe with Bluetooth

    American Honda
    Jan 21, 2014

What’s on your playlist? That’s a common get-to-know-you question nowadays. Obviously, such a question takes for granted that you have a device that holds a treasure trove of your favorite music. And if you do, the new CTX1300 Deluxe offers a great way to keep your top tunes rolling as you roll up the miles.

Like many new vehicles today, the CTX1300 Deluxe comes equipped with a Bluetooth audio system that can play audio files from Bluetooth devices, USB digital audio players and USB flash drives (although some digital audio players may not be compatible). This is achieved through Bluetooth A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), which allows the media source (smart phone, MP3 player, etc.) to stream audio content to the unit. In other words, using Bluetooth, the user can wirelessly transmit audio (music, podcasts, etc.) from their device to the CTX1300 Bluetooth-enabled player. This system can also be added as an accessory to the standard CTX1300.

The main system elements include: multi-information display; track button; volume button; mute button; mode button; audio power button, USB connector and speakers. The audio system also has Speed-sensitive Volume Compensation (SVC) that adjusts volume based on vehicle speed. The SVC has three speed modes: LO, MID and HI. The rate at which volume adjustments change differs with each selected mode. For example, when LO is chosen, the volume level will reach the maximum of its span while the speed of the CTX1300 is still low. It also has an auto mute feature that mutes the audio system when speed slows to below 7 mph and will return to original setting when speed reaches 9 mph.

The CTX1300 Deluxe audio system can play tracks and perform track selection, and music can be played through your choice of a Bluetooth-linked headset or through the audio system’s external speakers by toggling a mode button.

Located in the right-side fairing pocket is a USB port that acts as a charger for connected devices when the ignition switch is in the ON or ACC position. Music control functions are done through the bike’s Bluetooth connection. As an alternative, a flash drive with MP3 files can be plugged into the USB port and controlled the same way to play music and show information on the LCD multi-information display. Files on the USB flash drive are played in their stored order. Only one Bluetooth music source can be connected at a time and only one Bluetooth headset can be connected at a time. It is suggested that your device or flash drive be placed in a soft fabric bag or cover to protect it from damage while in the fairing pocket.

With this audio system in the CTX1300 Deluxe, setting up your favorite playlists for travel has never been easier. Take to the road with the new CTX1300 Deluxe, and take your tunes with you.

Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

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