This receiver is equipped with a 50 watts x 4 (peak)
MOSFET amplifier for low distortion, high power output.
Satellite Radio Tuner Compatible:
This unit can control an optional Pioneer XM or SIRIUS tuner (sold separately).
Curves: This model has "SUPER BASS",
"POWERFUL", "NATURAL", "VOCAL", "CUSTOM", and "FLAT" preset EQ curves. The
"CUSTOM" curve is one that you create and store in memory. A separate "CUSTOM"
curve can be created and stored in memory for each source.
This unit includes a 3-band
parametric EQ with Selectable Q Factor. You may select a low (40, 80, 100 or
160 Hz), mid (200, 500, 1k or 2 kHz) and high frequency (3k, 8k, 10k or
12 kHz) to boost or cut within a range of -6 dB to +6 dB.
The Q factor (slope of
the boost or cut) may be selected from one of the following four options: 2N
(narrow), 1N, 1W and 2W (wide). Selecting a narrow (steep) Q factor results in
frequencies around the center frequency to be affected less by the boost or cut
than they are with a wide Q factor. This feature is useful for taming frequency
response problems caused by the dimensions, materials and speaker locations of a
(Front Image Enhancer): This feature
enhances the front image by cutting mid- and high-range frequencies to the rear
speakers, limiting their output to low-range frequencies. You may select a
cutoff frequency of 100, 160 or 250 Hz.
Loudness Settings: Loudness
compensates for deficiencies in the low and high frequencies at low volumes. You
can select from three loudness contours:
- Low: +3.5 dB boost at 100
Hz and a +3 dB boost at 10 kHz
- Mid: +10 dB boost at 100
Hz and a +6.5 dB boost at 10 kHz
- High: +11 dB boost at 100
Hz and a +11 dB boost at 10 kHz
Level Adjustment (SLA): This function lets
you adjust the volume level of each source to prevent radical changes in volume
when switching between sources. Settings are based on the volume level of the FM
tuner, which remains unchanged. Each source can be independently adjusted from
-4 dB to +4 dB.
IIID AM/FM Tuner: The Supertuner IIID features
Feed Forward Control, which avoids multi-path interference. This pre-detection
of interference enables quick filter control and results in less distortion. In
addition, the Supertuner IIID creates enhanced stereo during multi-path
interference, unlike conventional tuners that collapse to mono. Digital
processing reduces distortion, and improves Signal-to-Noise Ratio and stereo
separation. Advanced analog technology improves signal processing sensitivity.
This unit can play MP3/WMA files recorded on CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW discs in
ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, and Romeo formats. MP3 files with a bit rate
from 8-320 kbps, WMA files with a constant bit rate from 48-320 kbps, and WMA
files with a variable bit rate from 48-384 kbps are supported.
and BMX Functions: Using the "COMP" (compression) and "BMX" functions, you
can adjust the playback quality of the CD player. Each function may be set to
one of two levels or off. The "COMP" function
compresses the audio signal to eliminate distortion caused by the imbalances
between the loudest and softest sounds when played at high volumes. The "BMX"
function controls sound reverberations to give playback a fuller sound.
CD-R/CD-RW Skip Function:
Some CD-R/W recorders allow you to assign skip ID tags to tracks that you never
want to hear. When a track has been assigned a track skip ID, compatible units
will recognize the skip ID information and skip over that track. This player
recognizes track skip IDs, so CD-R and CD-RW discs with skip ID information will
be played back as intended.
Title Memory: Titles of up to 8
characters each can be entered into memory for up to 48 discs. When a compatible
changer is connected, titles of up to 8 characters each can be entered into
memory for up to 100 discs in the changer.
Optional Aux Input: When used
with item 130CDRB10 (sold separately) or item 130CDRB20 (sold separately), this
unit can accept input from an auxiliary source, such as a portable CD or MD
player. When item 130CDRB10 is used, a CD changer cannot be connected to this
unit. Item 130CDRB20 allows you to connect an optional Pioneer CD changer and an
auxiliary source to this unit.
ITS (Instant Track
The ITS function can be used to program automatic playback
of up to 99 tracks per disc for up to 100 discs. With changers sold before the
CDX-P1250 and CDX-P650, up to 24 tracks can be stored in the playlist.
Title Memory: Titles of up to 8 characters
each can be entered into memory for up to 100 discs.
List: This feature
allows you to display disc titles that you have entered.
From the list, you can select a disc for playback.
Display: When used with a CD Text
compatible Pioneer CD changer, this unit will display the titles of CD Text
encoded discs that are played in the changer. When playing a CD Text disc on a
CD Text compatible changer, you cannot switch to the Disc Title Input mode. CD
Text disc titles, artist names and track titles longer than 8 characters may be
scrolled to reveal the entire string of text.
Quality Adjustment: Using the "COMP"
(compression) and "DBE" (dynamic bass emphasis) functions, you can adjust the
playback quality of the changer. Each function may be set to one of two levels
or off. The "COMP" function compresses the audio
signal to eliminate distortions caused by the imbalances between the loudest and
softest sounds when played at high volumes. The "DBE" function boosts bass
frequencies to give your music a more full sound.
For these functions to work, they must be supported by the Pioneer CD
When the Clock Display has been turned on, pressing and
holding the source button turns off audio output, but the clock display and
remain on. When the Clock
Display has not been turned on, pressing and holding the source button turns the
unit off completely. This unit's illumination and clock are "keyed" only when
the Clock Display has been turned on.