Another benefit of the HDD information and entertainment system is the incorporation of a 10GB Music Box which can store a music library of up to 300 CDs. The download takes place automatically when a CD is inserted into the CD player. Hence, the Infiniti owner has access to an extensive music collection without the need to carry around any CDs. Much of the Gracenote music database is pre-loaded onto the system and is able to label stored
CDs with artist, song or album name. New or obscure album information can be downloaded later from Gracenote and updated on the system's hard disk via USB connection.
But for those who want a wider music selection at their fingertips, the system also allows iPod/MP3 integration with full control via the screen and/or steering wheel switches. In addition, song, artist and album information is displayed on the screen. The iPod is charged whenever it is plugged in via the USB connection.
Other audio devices can be connected to the Infiniti audio system via an Aux-in socket or the unit's Bluetooth Audio Streaming function. Bluetooth connectivity, of course, also allows full mobile phone integration for hands-free operation.
The system can even play back DVD videos. For safety reasons, the picture is only displayed when the vehicle is stopped and hand brake on.
Complementing the new information and entertainment system, through collaboration of Infiniti and Bose engineers, a Bose premium sound package has been specially designed for each Infiniti model and features loudspeakers with lightweight yet powerful neodymium magnets with an innovative driver design allowing the speakers to produce the output of a larger, heavier speaker. Uniquely in the Infiniti G37 Convertible, Bose speakers can be integrated in the front seat head restraints to optimise music quality while the top is down.
"The Infiniti range offers exclusivity, style, dynamic performance, value and an unrivalled ownership experience. The range also majors on high levels of advanced equipment. The new information and entertainment system, which will quickly be made available across the range, is arguably one of the best of its type currently available anywhere in the world and is a perfect addition to the Infiniti experience," says Jim Wright, Vice President, Infiniti Europe.Published 17 February 2009