Audio & Navigation

Audio Systems
Standard Audio System*
ELS Studio Premium Audio System*
ELS Studio Premium Audio System
Included in Technology Package
USB & iPod Integration*
Music Voice Commands*
Music Voice Commands
Included in Technology Package
Navigation System
Navigation Functionality & Controls*
Navigation Functionality & Controls
Included in Technology Package
AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic*
AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic
Included in Technology Package
AcuraLink The Next Generation*
AcuraLink The Next Generation
Included in Technology Package
Destination Database*
Destination Database
Included in Technology Package
Standard Audio System
Standard Feature
Standard Audio System

The easy-to-operate standard RDX audio system offers clear, dynamic sound with seven speakers around the cabin, including an 8-inch subwoofer. A large display at the top of the instrument panel provides detailed audio information.

  • A speed-sensitive volume control increases the audio gain automatically as road speed increases.
  • When driving into a new area, the automatic preset select button allows you to preset the most powerful stations. Push it again and your original presets return.

The system can accommodate a wide variety of audio sources, which include:

  • USB Audio Interface7 for iPod®8
  • MP3- and WMA6-compatible CD player
  • AM/FM with RDS readout
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio4 which has more than 170 channels of digital programming and near-CD quality sound
  • Auxiliary input jack
  • The ability to interface with a Pandora® application45 loaded onto a paired iPhone
ELS Studio Premium Audio System
Technology Package
ELS Studio Premium Audio System
ELS Studio Premium Audio SystemInteractive Demo

Learn More About ELS Studio Premium Audio System

Grammy® award-winning recording engineer and producer Elliot Scheiner helped design the Acura/ELS Surround®32 Premium 10-speaker Sound System to reproduce music the way it is heard in the recording studio. As a result, surround sound fills the car from any stereo digital source. In addition to all the source inputs of the standard RDX audio system, features of the ELS Studio Premium Audio System include:

  • MP3- and WMA6-compatible disc player
  • The ability to interface with the Pandora® application45 loaded onto a paired, compatible iPhone.
  • 10 speakers, including one per door, two tweeters, one center mid-range, two rear surround, one powered 8-inch subwoofer
  • Detailed audio system displays through the navigation screen10
  • DTS63 neural surround extracts surround sound from any digital stereo source
  • Almost all functions can be performed through the voice recognition system
  • The Note function allows you to store song information and a 10-second sample as it is aired on an SiriusXM Satellite Radio4 station so you can recall it later

Learn more about ELS Studio Premium Audio System

USB & iPod Integration
Standard Feature

In the RDX, you can take your digital music library along for the ride on your iPod, USB flash drive or compatible phone. You can even have your own personal DJ with Pandora®45 loaded on an iPhone.

  • You can operate Pandora with the stereo controls when directly connected using the USB7 jack; Bluetooth®11 Audio streaming does not allow application integration.
  • A USB connection interfaces with Apple® iPod®8 players and other USB mass storage devices, such as flash drives that contain MP3, WMA6 or AAC music files.
  • Track information appears on the center display. Selection can be controlled using the audio system, including the steering wheel-mounted controls.
  • The USB will charge a compatible iPod® while it’s playing.
  • An auxiliary input jack can be connected to any iPod, MP3 player or other audio device.
  • Both the USB and auxiliary inputs are within the center console-covered storage area, where devices can be conveniently carried and discreetly stored.
Music Voice Commands
Technology Package
Music Voice Commands

The Song By Voice® feature uses the Voice Recognition system to help the RDX driver find music on a USB7-connected iPod®8 simply by voicing a preference.

  • The system is initialized with the command, “iPod search”, after which you can find your preference by first stating your chosen category, such as: song, artist, album, or genre.
  • Follow your category choice by stating your desired music selection. For example, if “Equilibrium” is the title song of an album, the command, “Play song, ‘Equilibrium’” will play the song, while saying, “Play album, ‘Equilibrium’” will play the whole album.
  • You can also have the system display lists of artists, albums, and other categories on the navigation screen.
Destination Database
Technology Package
Destination Database

The Acura Navigation System10 has an extensive database of addresses and points of interest for a variety of handy information.

  • The system will not only show you the nearby ATMs, if, for example, you don’t want to pay a service charge, just tell it to show your bank’s machines.
  • You can also find the exact type of restaurant you’re in the mood for, as well as locate schools, parks, hospitals, drugstores, museums, and more.
  • Since destinations change over time, CDs with data uploads can be purchased through this website and downloaded to the hard drive.