Playing a USB Device

In these Operating Instructions, “iPod” is used as a general reference for the iPod functions on an iPod and iPhone, unless otherwise specified by the text or illustrations.

For details on the compatibility of your iPod, see “About iPod” or visit the support site.

AOA (Android Open Accessory) 2.0, MSC (Mass Storage Class) and MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) type USB devices* compliant with the USB standard can be used. Depending on the USB device, the Android mode or MSC/MTP mode can be selected on the unit.
Some digital media players or Android smartphones may require setting to MTP mode.

* e.g., a USB flash drive, digital media player, Android smartphone


  • For details on the compatibility of your USB device, visit the support site.
  • Smartphones with Android OS 4.1 or higher installed support Android Open Accessory 2.0 (AOA 2.0). However, some smartphones may not fully support AOA 2.0 even if Android OS 4.1 or higher is installed. For details on the compatibility of your Android smartphone, visit the support site.
  • Playback of the following files is not supported.
    • copyright-protected files
    • DRM (Digital Rights Management) files
    • Multi-channel audio files
    • lossless compression files
    • Multi-channel audio files

Before making a connection, select the USB mode (Android mode or MSC/MTP mode) depending on the USB device.

  1. Connect a USB device to the USB port.
    Playback starts.
    If a device is already connected, to start playback, press SRC (source) to select [USB1] for the USB port on the front, [USB2] for the USB port on the rear.
    ([IPOD] appears in the display when the iPod is recognized.)
  2. Adjust the volume on this unit.

To stop playback

Press and hold OFF for 1 second.

To remove the device

Stop playback, then remove the device.

Caution for iPhone

When you connect an iPhone via USB, phone call volume is controlled by the iPhone, not the unit. Do not inadvertently increase the volume on the unit during a call, as a sudden loud sound may result when the call ends.