Pioneer's DEH-P4700MP CD receiver pulls off a remarkable feat: it thrills the eyes and dazzles the ears, all at the same time!

You'll love the way the large, multicolor display on the fold-down, detachable face looks when it's sitting in your dash. You can make quick and easy adjustments with its pop-up rotary volume knob. And you'll really love the way the powerful MOSFET50 internal amp drives the tunes through your car's speakers.

Easy EQ, with its five preset curves and three-band parametric EQ, shapes the music to your car's acoustics, so you get natural, lifelike sound. If even more system power is in your plans, external amplifiers can join the fray, thanks to the two sets of preamp outputs.

With the DEH-P4700MP, you'll never run out of entertainment options. In addition to your standard and home-burned audio CDs, it'll play the discs you've loaded with hours' worth of MP3 and WMA files. On top of all that, built-in satellite radio controls allow you to add a compatible tuner and dive into over 120 channels of music, news, sports, and entertainment (XM or SIRIUS tuner, antenna, and subscription required).

Product Highlights:

  • CD receiver with built-in MOSFET50 amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
  • detachable, fold-down face with multicolor display
  • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs, including discs burned with MP3s and WMAs
  • Easy EQ — five preset EQ curves with 3-band tone adjustment
  • Front Image Enhancer places stereo image in front by limiting rear speaker output to low frequencies
  • XM and SIRIUS Satellite Radio-ready (you can add satellite radio for under $100, plus subscription)
  • compatible with Pioneer's iPod™ interface adapter
  • CD changer controls
  • optional auxiliary input (adapter required)
  • front and rear preamp outputs
  • Supertuner IIID
  • 18 FM/6 AM presets
  • wireless remote
  • clock
  • CD frequency response: 5-20,000 Hz
  • CD signal-to-noise ratio: 94 dB
  • FM sensitivity: 8 dBf
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Why replace your factory radio?

Two good reasons - sound quality and cool features. A new car stereo offers power that's superior to most factory radios, along with more sophisticated tone controls. And most car stereos offer built-in or optional features that add safety and fun to life in your car, including inputs for your iPod or MP3 player, Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free cell phone calls, satellite radio or HD Radio reception, and connections for building an audio system in your car.

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Pioneer DEH-P4700MP

Written By king2dro, Sacramento, CA on Sunday, March 07, 2010

I installed this in my '01 Pontiac Grand Am GT and it is perfect. It runs clean sound through all my speakers and even though the pre-amps are only 2.2 volts it pushes my subwoofer really hard.

My system:
Pioneer DEH-M4700MP
4"x6" Infinity REF6432CF
6"x9" Alpine Type R
12" Rockford Fosgate P3 in vented box
Rockford Prime R500.1

Everything was bought here at crutchfield and it all works amazingly great.

bang for the buck

Written By James, HATFIELD, MA. on Tuesday, January 17, 2006

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Ipod Options are OK...but I don't know if there is anything better.

Written By spiralhelix, Normal, IL on Wednesday, January 11, 2006

I spent a few months trying to figure out the best unit to work with my ipod, I settled on this one. Not bad, but it has its flaws. To just listen to my songs, I had to create a separate playlist, otherwise the "song" category would just "stop". It does not automatically scoll the display if the information is longer than 8 characters. To get all the information you want you have to scroll through too many options. Then you have to press other buttons before you can change to the next song. It took about a week to get used to the constant button pushing when trying to see what I was listening to. Oh well. The sound quality is great and it was a very easy to install unit (less than one hour). As another user stated, it makes factory speakers sound much better. I can't wait to install my Infinity speakers!

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Written By Jason, Olean, NY on Wednesday, January 04, 2006

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Simple to install with all the extras crutchfield sends. Easy to read installation instructions. Superb sound quality. Definite 5 stars. Another great product from Pioneer

Holy Cow!

Written By Hobo, Mauston, Wisconsin on Tuesday, January 03, 2006

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I had just installed this in my 1998 Plymouth Expresso, and I could not believe how much bass this unit gave my stock speakers, the quality is unbelievable! Everyone thinks I have a aftermarket speakers. Definitly a excellent purchase!

Great features and price - display a bit too busy for my taste though.

Written By david, Chicago on Tuesday, January 03, 2006

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This is a great sounding and performing unit for the price. I gave it to my girlfriend as part of her Christmas present and she was so excited. She has an iPod and we were wrestling with an RF transmitter but it didn't work well in the city.

I like this solution the best. It takes the audio from the iPod at line level and gives it power. It DOES NOT take total control of your iPod so you can still use your iPod to browse files. Much cheaper than the cluncky Pioneer solution.

1997 F-350 Crew Cab Diesel

Written By Jeff, New Castle, DE on Tuesday, January 03, 2006

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Installed this in my Ford Truck. Easy install! Stereo sounds great with the speakers in the truck. Satelite ready. It would be nice if you could see more info of the Sateilite song and station playing. Internal amps in the stereo is awesome. I have all Pioneer stereos in my cars, 1968 Cougar, 1988 Bronco, and this 1997 F-350. Never had any problems with any Pioneer.

Good Buy

Written By Steve, Bear, DE on Thursday, December 29, 2005

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Good reciever for the money. I replaced a factory system in a '95 Dakota. I paired this with a set of Rockford Fosgate 4" and 5 1/4". it sounds great.

Only one minor complaint, I wish the head unit would have come with a protective case for the detachable face.


Written By Frank, Rocky Mount, NC on Monday, December 26, 2005

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I purchased this radio as an upgrade to the OEM in a 1995 Camry. It was a present for my daughter as she requested a CD player for Christmas. The directions were very clear and accurate. Total installation time was about 1.5 hrs. as I took my time soldering and heat shrinking all of the connections. The installation looks great and sounds spectacular! I'm not an audiophile (grew up listening to 8-track tapes) but it is amazing how much better everything sounds as compared to the original. I was really impressed with the "loud" button feature. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars was that I had a little difficulty figuring out all of the "bells and whistles". Eventually, I got everything worked out. This probably won't be a problem and may be more intuitive for those of you who are more "into stereos" than I am. Again, the installation went without a hitch and Crutchfield made me look like a hero by enabling me to get this thing installed and working like a champ! It sounds great, my daughter is delighted, and as such I am a happy camper!

I would recommend it highly.

Written By Mac, Fort Rucker, Al on Thursday, December 22, 2005

This is the first radio I've purchased in about 6 years, so it was quite an experience. Since there was no XM radio or remote controls for anything inexpensive, looking into a new radio for my truck was an adventure to say the least. I installed it into my 2001 F-250 along with the XM radio components in about 3-4 hours and it was much simpler than I ever expected. The radio works much better than the stock radio and I have had no problems at all with the XM portion. In fact, I was still able to get reception in the bottom of a 5 story cement parking garage where I was sure I would lose my signal. I haven't found anything negative to say about this radio so I would recommend it highly.

Check the Specs !!

Written By gliz, Dallas on Thursday, December 15, 2005

I just had this installed in my 2003 Galant after having my Alpine ripped off. It is louder than my factory unit but that is it! The treble is nothing but sizzle! (I have alpine speaker all the way around so it is not that) Pioneer is NOT CEA compliant either they fudged the numbers BIG TIME!!! (taken from the owners manual 22 watts per channel minum from 50 Hz to 15hz with no more than 5%THD!!!!, that folks, is AUDIBLE!! you can hear it, that is what makes the treble sound like bacon frying. If you want loud go for this one. If you want pristine sound quality get as far away from this as possible !! Find one that is CEA compliant and you will be in good shape. This is my first and last Pioneer head unit until they get on board with the CEA standards.


Written By Ronald, Scranton, SC on Wednesday, December 14, 2005

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I did quite a bit of research not only through reviews from the Crutchfield Website but others as well and decided on this Player. It has everything I could possibly want. I love the idea of putting anywhere from 20-25 Albums of music on 1 cd with wma. I ripped all my music at 64 kbps and the sound quality is great with this unit. I especially love the way this unit scrolls the Folder Information (Normally the Album Title) and File Information (Song) at the beginning of each song if your playing it in the Random Mode, you can set it up to display this information anyway you like through Windows Media Player 10. As far as reception on the Tuner, I can now get FM Stations that I never got with my Stock Unit. The Remote Control is a plus, I took sticky-back Velcro and stuck the Remote on my Steering Wheel and it works great. I have a 95 Ford Ranger Extended Cab and the installation was very easily with the documentation that Crutchfield send with the unit. I did have one question and I got through to the Crutchfield Tech Support Staff without having to wait on the Phone and they answered my question quickly. The unit sounds great with the stock speakers, but I believe it has more to offer so I may be adding some better speakers before long. I'm not into the Satellite radio yet, but if I want it I have my choice of XM or Sirrus. I highly recommend this unit and with Crutchfield's Installation Manual's you can save a bundle.

Pioneer DEH-P4700MP

Written By Thomas, Ida, MI on Monday, December 12, 2005

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A lot of bang for the buck. The adjustments are straight forward and the equalizer is simple to use for the average musical taste. The remote is functionally simple to use. The XM Radio controls at first seem a bit confusing, but become more intuitive with further use. This unit has a sharp look that should match or enhance most interiors. Installation was simple. Tom on the technical line answered my questions in a clear and friendly way. It cleanly powers my four new Kicker 6 1/2" speakers as well as possible without adding an amplifier. This unit is a marked improvement over the OEM unit from my 2005 RAV4 Toyota and will exceed the average listener's demands.

Has all the expansion for a complex system

Written By Clay, Jasper, IN on Saturday, December 10, 2005

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System works great. Combined it with the Pioneer CD Changer. Works like it should. Used the wired remote control with an aftermarket adapter to be able to control it with my steering wheel controls. Has everything I need.

Only issue is that the stereo tuner doesn't have the ability to pull channels in like I expected from the Pioneer SuperTuner.

Trouble With FM Tuner -- Call Tech Support

Written By Jeff, Birmingham, AL on Friday, December 09, 2005

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I hooked up this HU, and thought about returning it, because the Tuner reception was terrible. Tech support told me my car had an antenna booster and how to hook it up correctly. My HU now picks up twice as many stations as the factory unit. Now that it is hooked up correctly this HU is great.

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Written By peter, Bronx, New York on Thursday, November 24, 2005

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I have a 2003 Dodge Stratus and installing this baby in the dash was surprisingly easy. I was impressed how the stereo made my factory speakers thump.

I really don't have much to complain about with this stereo except for the fact that everything is on the remote, If I ever lose it or or break it I'm in a world of inconvienience. For example the ATT and the OFF button are only on the remote. To shut down my radio manually I have to push two buttons simultaneously. What was the thinking in that? But nevertheless, it's pretty good it sounds great and for the cash you can't go wrong.

Excellent Unit for the Price and Features

Written By Anthony, OHIO on Friday, November 11, 2005

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I purchased this unit for 2 reasons: Great Price for the features and Sirius Satellite radio available as an add on unit. I also purchased the Pioneer Sirius Satellite Tuner box to hook into the head unit for commmercial free music. The installation of both units was very very easy, Crutchfield's instructions were perfect for my vehicle, and within 2 hrs. I had my head unit wired up, the satellite unit wired and antenna mounted. The sound quallity of the unit is great even comming from my factory speakers and now haing satellite radio and MP3 disk support I can listen to music without ever having to hear a commercial or switch from CD to CD on long drives.

This is what you need

Written By karliu, Kent, OH on Tuesday, November 08, 2005

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I have a Mustang at first I didn't know anything about installing car radio and just ordered this unit based on those good reviews. I did follow the instruction and even called technical support for some wiring details. After 5 hours of works, I was able to put my first MP3 CD in and I got a cool player and the music so great. Now I want to drive more just for listen to MP3 hehehe...I'm a happy Crutchfield customer.

Nice Headunit

Written By Jack, New York, NY on Monday, October 31, 2005

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This unit was pretty dang easy to install. I elected to solder the adapter wires because I never done it before, so what the heck. But the install to my 97' crown victoria was easy and the sound was a lot better than my original factory unit. The controls are easy to use and this is a really nice unit for the money. Thanks crutchfield!

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Written By RUDY, EL PASO, TX on Monday, October 24, 2005

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Good, but not enough...

Written By Eddie, Seoul, Korea (U.S. Army Garrison) on Sunday, October 23, 2005

I'd recommend this HU for those looking to mainly play their own CD/mp3/wma-burned CD's. If you listen to radio often, this may disappoint you because the reception is worse than your factory HU. If you have a factory satellite radio, you'll render it useless if you buy this; it is not universally compatible. Don't let the "22W RMS per channel" influence your decision too much. They may be enough to power your factory speakers, but you'll need an amp for high-power aftermarkets.

Car Stereo for Jeep Wrangler

Written By tazbot001, Raleigh, NC on Wednesday, October 19, 2005

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I bought the Pioneer DEH-P4700MP in dash head unit to replace the factory unit in my 2001 Jeep Wrangler. I have never installed any type of audio system in any vehicle I have ever owned so I was very nervous about even attempting something like this. I thought I would just buy this unit and take it to a professional and have them install it. I read thru the installation instructions Crutchfield included with my order and thought well, I can at least try it and if I screw something up, I'll take it to a pro to be fixed. BOY WAS I SURPRISED! The instructions that were included were terrific and dead on for my vehicle. I had the unit wired, installed & running in about 45 minutes. This unit sounds awesome with my after market speaker bar I bought. I would highly recommend this system for someone who wants a high quality in dash unit that will play CD's, MP3's and WMA's that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. I would buy this unit again in a heart beat. And I HIGHLY recommend getting it from Crutchfield, especially with all the extra stuff they include for FREE! I will definitely buy from Crutchfield again and I will recommend them to all my friends. GREAT JOB CRUTCHFIELD!

Great set up!

Written By Mark, Jackson, MS on Wednesday, October 05, 2005

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I installed this unit in my 2003 F150 SuperCrew. It was so easy thanks to the support provided by Crutchfield!
The unit is very nice and has great features for the price. The remote control has spoiled me! I am very happy with my purchase.

Awesome set-up Easy to use

Written By Mike, Frazer, PA on Wednesday, September 28, 2005

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This receiver looks totally stock in my Mustang GT. The fit was perfect and Crutchfield provided everything I needed to install this unit in my vehicle. I had a Kenwood Excelon H/U....which cost $500, and it died on me after 2 years. The Pioneer H/U was much cheaper and my music actually sounds better and cleaner than with the Kenwood. My only gripe is that it does not have an auto dim feature when you turn on the headlights. The buttons are easy to use and the "pop out" volume knob is ingenius. Best H/U I have ever owned.......and the cheapest!

Great Price, Easy to Install, Great Features

Written By jmmyrick, 313 Then 810 Now 586 on Monday, September 19, 2005

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reasons i chose this deck:

1. colors green/red match my dash board
2. price
3. mp3 (shows track title, artist,etc.)
4. aux input (must use adaptor 29.99) for my ipod
5. watts (ipod wasn't load enough w/windows down)
6. remote
7. easy to install (1st radio install for me)

this deck has everything u need. why spend more for 3d graphics or extra stuff? if i would spend more i'd get a dvd player. once again crutchfield is the best! deck came with everything to install. a national retailer wanted 50.00 for kit plus install. buy from crutchfield save on tax and install plus free fast shipping! YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST THAT'S WHY I BUY EVERYTHING FROM CRUTCHFIELD!.........

Exteme performance for the $

Written By Dereck, Winston-Salem, NC on Thursday, September 15, 2005

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A national retailer sells this same CD player for $169.99 + tax with NO DISCOUNTS. Crutchfield knocked off $10 and then for buying a set of Pioneer speakers they took another $20 off. They didn't stop there; since I purchased from three categories (receiver, speakers, & amp) I got another 15% off. [EDITOR'S NOTE: This promotion has since ended.] I ended up paying only $118 for a $169 receiver! Free shipping too!

This is a great head unit. It has 97% of the features found in the higher OEL display models, but for much less. The only thing I wish it had was a subwoofer output with built in crossover. It does have both front and rear outputs, so that's not too big of an issue for me.

The 4700 has simple to use directory structure & very functional display gives you easy access to all of your WMA/MP3s. Why buy a changer when you can put your songs on a single disk?

If you are thinking of buying the 3700 or the 4700 definitely go with the latter. The 4700 has a full display that folds down to insert CDs. The 3700 is a little harder to read and has a little less functionality.

This is the 4th Pioneer unit I've owned & all of them are still working without a hitch (maybe with the exception of the one that was stolen).

Terrific set

Written By Dileep, Redmond, WA on Thursday, September 08, 2005

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The stereo was easy to install with the color coded wires and the set was up and running within a couple of hours (most of the time was in taping the wires). I went for a 12+12 = 24 hour drive to Yellowstone and played the set all along. Terrific sound and nice fold down display. Great quality music. I recommend this set Pioneer 4700!

Good head unit

Written By DJ E, Selma, CA on Thursday, September 08, 2005

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I was looking for a good inexpensive Pioneer head unit to attach to the Pioneer CD-IB100 iPod connector. This unit is a very good mid-line Pioneer. The detachable face is a little tricky to get used to, but that's only minor. The sound is great, the interface is great, the installation was a breeze. There are ample features on this unit to keep you occupied for days, but the interface isn't always intuitive. There are plenty of EQ choices. The remote is a tad awkward- the JVC remote is shaped to fit in your hand while the Pioneer remote is a flat rectangle.

Crutchfield supplied everything I needed to hook it up (including an adapter for the radio antenna). Instructions were very clear. If you're going to get it, get it here.

First Aftermarket Head Unit

Written By Joe, Maryland on Wednesday, September 07, 2005

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After a lot of research, I decided to buy this head unit for my 1998 Accord Coupe. Ive heard a lot of good things about Pioneers car audio equipment.

First off, Crutchfield has been great. Fast shipping, good prices and including everything necessary made it easy to install the unit.

The one thing Crutchfield should mention when you purchase something like this is that you need wire caps for the connections from the wiring harness. I didnt have any but a friend did, so I was lucky.

The unit was pretty easy to install, this was the first time Ive installed a head unit so I went slow and read the directions multiple times. Everything fit perfectly and it really looks great.

I have two issues with the unit that have me thinking about returning it:
#1) The FM tuner (which is supposed to be excellent) has a lot more static and trouble with FM stations then my stock head unit.

#2) Random Play. This makes no sense to me, but when youre listening to a CD with "random" enabled, if you press "skip" to go to another song, it doesnt pick a random song, it goes to the next song in sequential order. Ive tried putting my tracks in folders, putting them all at the root of the CD. The only time it moves to a random track is when you let the song play to the end.

Overall, I would still recommend the head unit or Pioneer and I would always recommend Crutchfield.

- Sound quality
- Tons of options
- Great with MP3s
- Plays any media I used
- Nice display

- FM reception was actually worse then my stock unit
- Skipping forward when using "random play"
- Small buttons for the FM stations

Good Choice

Written By Kenneth, Old Bridge, NJ on Monday, September 05, 2005

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You can't go wrong with Pioneer. This is a good value for the system. Sound quality is very good. My only surprise was that some FM stations did not come in as clear as I had hoped. I purposely checked out the FM sensitivity to receive as many stations as possible. Maybe it's my antenna? Anyway, I recommend this stereo system.

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Written By Ted, Orange County CA on Thursday, August 25, 2005

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It's been a long time since I installed an aftermarket CD radio. It was very easy with all the supplied connectors. I did have to buy an adaptor for the premium factory sound system. But with all matching wire colors it could not have been easier. After matching all the wires I just had to plug in and adjust the adaptors for best volume and this player rocks. Better sound than the factory no skips and great features for the money. Just get one you will be glad you did

Great player with stylish looks!

Written By Brian, Helena, MT on Tuesday, August 23, 2005

I recently purchased the 4700 as I was looking for a head unit that had MP3/WMA capabilities. I have always been a huge fan of Pioneer electronics and a previous owner of Pioneer CD players (that are still on the road today). The 4700 combines all of the features that I needed for my stereo in my 1991 Chevy Silverado. The 50 watts RMS makes my 4 Rockford 4x6 3 ways sound amazing, along with my Rockford Fosgate HE2 12" sub. This unit provided my stereo with a much needed upgrade from the previous head unit. The most important features to me are the aux inputs, MP3/WMA capabilities, and the clean stylish looks that it brings to my dash. These are the reasons that I have given this unit a 5 star rating!


Written By Adam, Sugar Valley, Ga on Wednesday, August 17, 2005

I bought this headunit almost a year ago when i first got my 95 chevy blazer. I have pioneer 3 way 4x6s in my dash and sony 3 way 6 1/2s in my doors along with 4 tweeters and two audiobahn subs running 400 watts each. This player performs well but get a little hot someitmes and i wish that it had the sub preamp option because my regular speakers get marred up when i crank out the volume and turn up the bass to 4 or 5. The only time it has skipped is when i jumped my car on a gravel road but it immediatley came back on. Another gripe is that the reader is a bit sensitive so if you don't take care of your cd's this might not be the player for you. But overall its a great cd player and the mp3 compatibility is great. I would recommend it to a newbie in car audio but i think someone looking for more performance should get a higher end unit.

Great system for little money!

Written By James, St. Louis, Mo. on Wednesday, August 17, 2005

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I was looking for an upgrade for my Grand Prix's Delco Bose system with the 5 Band EQ capable of playing MP3s and WMA files. I searched several different sites and finally came back to Crutchfield. I decided upon the 4700 cause of the value it packed plus it was light on the wallet strings.

The features are vast and many. I am just now mastering the custom EQ and other settings within. I know some had said you can only change the tone controls when the system is off. That is not the case I have found. And the handy remote is a blessing.

The sound is absolutely INCREDIBLE!!!!! I mean even with my "premium" bose speakers, it really rocks my Grand Prix! I am almost afraid to upgrade the speakers, fearing for my car's windows safety :)

Anyway, there is NO reason why you should not get this unit. The price alone is worth it, but the features of MP3, WMA and BOTH Sirrus and XM sat capable? You can not beat it! Plus of course Crutchfields wiring harness made life easy as usual.

5 out of 5 Stars~!

Another excellent Pioneer product

Written By Bry, Fitchburg, MA on Wednesday, August 17, 2005

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I've been a huge Pioneer fan for years (this is the 8th Pioneer head unit I've purchased) and, as usual, it's met all of my expectations.

The controls and features are easy to use and it looks great at night. One minor complaint is the colors used in the display (red and purple). Not a big fan, but this is easily over-looked in light of the unit's performance and features.

If you're looking for a high-powered H/U that's packed with features and won't break your budget, this unit's for you.

Great sound from a great receiver

Written By Peter, Berkeley Heights, NJ on Tuesday, August 16, 2005

I bought this CD/MP3 player because it could play WMA files also. I have been very happy with it so far. The sound is good and it is easy to use.

My only complaint with this receiver is the 'pause' function. Unless you use the remote, you have to scroll through a bunch of options to get to the pause function. This is a pain in the neck when you are driving and someone calls your cell phone. Also, it doesn't have a mute. So, if someone calls you, you have to shut it off entirely or turn the volume down.

For these reasons, I gave this receiver 4 stars.

Awesome car stereo

Written By Iqbal, Tiburon, CA on Saturday, August 13, 2005

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I just replaced my factory installed tape deck with this car stereo in my 96 Honda Accord and it works like a charm!!! Even with the factory speakers, it sounds amazing. I cannot believe the amount of difference it has made in the quality of sound.

The interface is very easy to get used to and you get a wireless remote with it as well. So, far I have only tested it with my home-burnt audio and mp3 cds and it played the cds which my sony home theater system cannot play. The seek time is negligible. The FM reception is also very good -- no disturbances at all. It has lots of other features which I haven't got around to use as yet.

This is my first car stereo purchase. The whole shopping experience was great. I ordered this item on Tuesday evening and with 3-Day select shipping got it on Friday evening.

Installation: I don't know anything about cars and stereos; even then I was able to install it on my own, with the help of tech support. It took me around 3-4 hours in all to get it done. The manuals supplied are not complete but the tech support is great. They are very knowledgeable and were very patient with me as I had to call them 3-4 times.

I highly recommend this product.

Good value

Written By Jeffrey, San Diego, CA on Tuesday, August 09, 2005

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Installed this in a Chev Venture so this unit fit the bill. It plays MP3's and WMA and that is what I was looking for. Hooked it up to pioneer 6.5's in the front with 6x9's in the back. Super improvement over the factory coffe cans and strings. Interface is simple and straight forward and everything fit like it was supposed to. I had some reservations about the adapter required for newer GM vehicles but the reps at crutchfield were very helpful in answering my questions. THANX

Blew me away!!!

Written By IM2Ys4U, Vacaville, CA on Tuesday, August 09, 2005

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I bought this unit for my girlfriend for her birthday. I installed it very easily, and immediately tried it out. We went for a long drive in the country, and were impressed at every turn and surprise. The stock Infinity speakers sound so much clearer and now actually produce bass! Not to mention the fact that you can load hundreds of songs onto a disc, seperate them into folders, and randomize just those in folder "rock" or today just listen to "80's pop", and so on... I couldn't be more impressed.

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Written By Kyle, Texas on Monday, August 08, 2005

I wanted a name-brand CD player to replace the factory Delco cassette radio in my 1995 Chevy Pickup. I originaly wanted the Pioneer DEH-2700, but since installation gear was free with the DEH-P4700MP, I could get MP3/WMA playback for about the same total price as the 2700. I also liked the flip-down faceplate, so I passed up the DEH-P3700MP.

The DEH-P4700MP plays back CD-DA and MP3 data flawlessly. Encoded your MP3s with a variable bitrate? No problem, it plays them back just as well as CBR MP3s except it refuses to show the bitrate. I havent tested WMA files just yet. The SuperTuner3D is great, the selectivity and sensitivity is outstanding. No more stations bleeding into another! Reception of weak or distant FM stations is much better, but youll still have to rely on atmospheric conditions like tropo ducting to bring in the signal over very long distances.

Im still using my factory OEM speakers (but plan on replacing them with Blaupunkt 6.75" and Boston 4x6" speakers) so I cant truthfully comment on the sound quality. The preset EQ curves sound good, but I prefer to set my own. If you have OEM speakers, +5 Bass, +1 Mid, and +6 Treble sounds great! You can also adjust the frequency and slope (Q-Factor, as Pioneer calls it), but I havent bothered with that yet. The P4700MP also features an adjustable Loud feature, I think the MID setting sounds the best.

An IP-Bus auxiliary input allows you to connect a CD changer or XM/Sirius Tuner directly to the reciever, but a $35 (!!) adapter is required to connect anything else. The 4700 also features four line-level RCA outputs, so you can connect a 4-channel Amplifier without using a speaker-to-line converter.

Pioneer DEH-P4700MP

Written By rhodyvik, Providence, RI on Sunday, August 07, 2005

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This CD/MP3 player is awesome! I bought it at 5:30pm on a Tuesday, and it was delivered Thursday and it was in my car by Saturday afternoon! Excellent work Crutchfield! I love this does everything it needs to and the remote is a plus. I had the factory radio in my 1993 volvo 850, but now it's totally revamped. I also got an area to keep my cd's because of the size difference!

Very Nice Unit

Written By Miz, Johnstown, PA on Monday, August 01, 2005

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Easy Installation in Toyota 4Runner
Nice Fit
Excellent Sound Quality with Stock Speakers
Remote Control

FM Frequency Modulation starts at 87.9. Here in Johnstown we have a local TV station that broadcasts over the radio on 87.7. This is probably a non-issue for most, but for me it caused me to lose my ability to listen on the local morning news on the way to work.
The small buttons aggravate to my wife.

My first Pioneer

Written By Jason, Philia,PA on Saturday, July 30, 2005

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i just got this for my father.
After reciveing it was alrady not liking it due to the small buttons and a not so user friendly menu as far as the bass/mid/tre go.
I have owned my share of radios(eclipse,alpine,blau,and kenwood)
I installed it in his 1992 honda. the install went smooth and it looked nice in the dash. The only problem is if you own a car where the radio is mounted down low in the dash the buttons and controls are hard to see so if you add someone that has bad eyesight forget it. You can't read anything but the display you have to learn where all the functions are then it will not be a problem. My suggestion is if you radio is mounted low go with a head unit that has the angel display spend the x-tra money.
As far as sound goes it sounds great and has the option to add amps and a aux for your ipod or mp3 so this is a plus in todays world.
Compairing my kenwood to the pioneer i think the kenwood wins hands down you just get more for your money and the sound is alittle better.

Great product - great price

Written By John, Nazareth, PA on Friday, July 29, 2005

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I just bought this for my 1999 Isuzu Rodeo. The stock system sounded good but was tape only. This unit went in sooo easy thanks to the adapter (I soldered and used heat shrink). This is the first radio I've installed in about 10 years and I can see they have come a long, long way. The unit sounds absolutely incredible and the setting options allow you to easily tailor the sound without getting carried away or overly complicated. The FIE (Front Imaging setting) really adds pop - and I've found that the settings I set for CD play work well when using the radio meaning I have to fiddle with it less. The Isuzu has a harsh ride and I've yet to have a skip on home-burned mp3 discs so that's cool. I wish it had an AUX input for my SIRIUS but the FM setup works good enough. I highly recommend this unit if you want a good CD/mp3 player at a good price with good features and easy navigation - I am very pleased with my purchase.

AWSOME Head Unit

Written By Dan, Rapid City, SD on Tuesday, July 26, 2005

I was looking for a nice HU for my 94 Grand Cherokee. After a long time of looking around and reading reviews I chose this unit for all of the options it has and the price. This makes my stock system sound GREAT. And it only took me 45 minutes to do the install by myself.

Great job by both Pioneer for the great product, and Crutchfield for everything I needed to install it.

Awesome stereo

Written By moab222, texas on Monday, July 25, 2005

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I am extremely happy with this product. I have six speaker setup in my Dodge truck. Kenwood 6x9 in front 6 1/2 in the rear. The sound is pure and clean. This an excellent buy!!!!!


Written By eli, charlotte on Saturday, July 23, 2005

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I can't describe my satisfaction with words but all i can say is that there is no other like crutchfield you guys are the best no douth

Pioneer 4700MP

Written By Scott, Albany. NY on Friday, July 22, 2005

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My experience with Crutchfield has been nothing short of awsome. I was looking for a receiver that played mp3's along with cd's and this unit has been perfect. I was considering also adding speakers to my F-150 but decided against it because of the expense of getting the unit installed. After reading many reviews I thought I could install this unit myself and save money. Crutchfield tech support was extermely patient and helpful with a first time buyer and installer of a receiver unit. This unit has made my factory speakers sound like new and also saved me $70 by being able to install myself. Crutchfield is the place to buy great equipment and have the ability and support to install products yourself. There is no turning back.

Pioneer DEH-P4700MP

Written By John, Colorado on Wednesday, July 20, 2005

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This receiver had alot to offer for the price. Not sure yet on how it sounds since my vehicle still has the paper speakers. Installation was straight forward and easy. Come to find out after alot of research that the application chart for my vehicle is wrong. The free adapter that comes with the order does not fit. I called the manufacturer, Crutchfield, and even stopped by Wal-Mart to make sure it just wasn't a mistake. I have a 87 Grand Wagoneer and I was eventually told that I would have to make a custom mount myself. So this means the Crutchfield application chart was wrong. Hope this saves someone else some trouble. Crutchfield has been awesome everytime I call them. The receiver did not fit my dash opening like my factory radio. Since I could not use the kit that came with it there are gaps around my receiver and it makes it look unfinished. I know it is a receiver that can be used for many different applications and eventually there will be one vehicle it will not look as good in, but I wish it wasn't mine. Oh well, good receiver, nice functions. I will keep it since I bought it to interact with my Pioneer changer. I may try to see what I can come up with to address the cosmetic issues.

Great Experience!

Written By ponch15, Denison, TX on Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Great price and great receiver. Still learning all the new 'gadgets', but it's more than doubled the sound quality coming out of my factory speakers. Next on the list is to install speakers I'm buying (from Crutchfield of course). This is the first time I've purchased from them, and it won't be the last. It's been a very long time since I've installed a car radio on my own. Wish it was this easy back then. Crutchfield's tech support is top notch, and the installation guide was very helpful....thanks again guys!

Great unit

Written By David, Birmingham Ala. on Friday, July 15, 2005

I purchased this unit to replace a top of the line system in a Ford Edge. Installation was easy and the supplied install kit was easy to use and install. After installing it my speakers jumped...I have a pair of Polk in the front and Pioneer in the back...they never sounded that good. I thouroughly recommend this unit and the help choosing a unit from Crutchfield was outstanding.

Great Buy

Written By Dru, Central Coast, California on Thursday, July 14, 2005

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Excellent pricing, easy install - great options for what i needed at this point in time. Looks good, Sounds great.

Pioneer DEH-P4700MP

Written By Dave, Vegas on Wednesday, July 13, 2005

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Great unit but buttons hard to read and remote could use more functions for sirius users

Pioneer 4700

Written By jkkf1991, Lancaster PA on Monday, July 11, 2005

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installed in a jeep. with all that Crutchfield provides this install was a snap. this could have been done by most anyone and saved a ton over big retailers install costs.

the unit is great. hooked it up with sirius tuner and it works perfectly together.

A lot for a little!

Written By Bruce, Central Coast, Californa on Sunday, July 10, 2005

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Fits just like factory! Was even able to screw into the factory radio bracket holes (no drilling)in my Toyota. Couldn't ask for a better fit! Sounds great! Used Windows Media Player to rip all my cd's to WMA format. Burned them to CD-R on Nero. You can fit 6-8 cd's on 1 700 MB CD-R. Easy to use controls. Very happy with this purchase

Great Deal!

Written By Amanda, Oklahoma on Friday, July 08, 2005

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I've been living in the dark ages with a cassette player for the last 10 years. I can't imagine living another day without this CD player. What a great deal crutchfield offers. I got the mounting kit selected just for my vehicle, instructions for installing it myself (which took about an hour, I'm a girl, I'm pretty handy but I've honestly never done anything myself involving my vehicle) It is doable for anyone. The sound quality of my stock speakers went up ten fold with this reciever, I couldn't believe how loud it would get without fuzzing out. I haven't had it long enough to figure out the bad things hopefully I never will. So far I'm very satisfied with the reciever and the service I recieved from Crutchfield. I would/will do business with Crutchfield again.

Pioneer DEH-P4700MP

Written By Tim, Covington, GA on Tuesday, July 05, 2005

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Excellent unit. I have this unit teamed up with 6x9 Boston Acoustic speakers in the rear and 4" Boston Acoustis in the front. The sound is nothing short of fantastic! No real gripes about the unit, everything is easy to use and intuative.

Pioneer DEH-P4700MP

Written By FRANCISCO, Gurabo, PR on Sunday, July 03, 2005

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Excellent unit. Only drawback, and it's a minor one, is that display illumination cannot be controlled. Sound is excellent, look is excellent. It's a shame that the price went down $15 a week after I received it.

BTW, the included harness and wiring kit worked perfectly.

Great receiver, great sound, great price!

Written By Jerry Z, Wichita, KS on Sunday, July 03, 2005

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This receiver is amazing to me with all the features it has. I like the volume knob that you can easily use if you are not using the remote, unlike my $350 Clarion I have in another vehicle that has a little nub on a joystick control that you can rarely find. You end up changing stations instead of volume. The 4700 has a great EQ that is easily understood and changed if needed. You can balance sound levels from radio to CD so you don't get blasted when switching between the 2 sources. Installation was easy and saved about $79 that Best Buy wanted on top of the unit being $20 cheaper from Crutchfield and no shipping and no tax. Excellent value! I am using my stock speakers in a F150 and it sounds like they are new too. I saw that comment in almost all of these reviews and it's true that your old speakers have sounds coming out that you never knew that they had in them. The combination of Pioneer and Crutchfield is awesome!

A great receiver

Written By Pat Dupont, Long Lake, Minnesota on Monday, June 27, 2005

In March I bought a GMC Canyon. The truck is great but the sound system is not. I started out by replacing the factory speakers with Pioneer TS-A1671R speakers. The speakers were great but they could only reproduce what the factory receiver would let them. I put in the Pioneer DEH-P4700MP receiver and what a difference. I am hearing sounds on the CD's, and XM Radio that I have never heard before. Crutchfield supplied all the parts and instructions which made instillation a breeze.

Crutchfield is a wonderfull company to do business with.

Great value!

Written By Brian, Lancaster, PA on Friday, June 17, 2005

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This receiver performs and installed perfectly. I especially like MP3 capability, so now I only have to burn a few "Best of" CD's for my car... one for Rock, one for Jazz, etc. It's real sweet to put an MP3 CD in with around 100 songs and set it to random and forget it!

The 50 watt built-in amp is just right to power the replacement speakers I also bought. IF I really want to blast off I can always buy a more powerful amp down the line.

The install sheets were right on for my 96 Saturn SW1, and I would highly recommend buying the stereo installation kit as well for an even easier time.

Thank you Cutchfield!

Great product!

Written By Joe, Burke, Va on Tuesday, June 14, 2005

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Fast shipping, received in one business day. Everything needed to install receiver(harness, mount kit) were included free. These items are usually 10-20$ a piece! Overall, the value cannot be beat! Installation was a lil lengthy, but not complex at all. Receiver sounds great and performs well. Highly recommended!


Written By tom, buffalo, new york on Sunday, May 29, 2005

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i spent a long time looking for the best reciever that fit my car, and the pioneer deh4700 fit my 03 accord perfectly. I still have stock speakers and it sounds amazing, looks amazing, and is just pretty much all around amazing. i installed it myself and it was quick and easy. for the amount of money i wanted to spend, i couldntve picked a more perfect reciever. :)

More Than What You Pay For

Written By Rodrigo, Morgan Hill, CA on Tuesday, May 24, 2005

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This Pioneer is more than I could've hoped for considering the price. It has tons of options and settings to help you get just the right type of sound coming out of your speakers. The speakers in my '99 Cougar are still stock but now the sound coming out of them is incredible. The reciever looks great, not too flashy and not too boring, it's perfect. And the fold down face is pretty cool to because you bon't see the slit for the cd's while you're driving. You won't be disappointed with this reciever,highly recommended!!


Written By Zilla97, Everett,WA on Tuesday, May 17, 2005

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awesome reveiver for an even better price, this deck has so many options and settings its not even funny, it looks frickin awesome too! I suggest this product to everyone

Great Sounding, Low Priced, Feature Packed...

Written By Michael S, Louisville, KY on Thursday, May 12, 2005

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I bought this to upgrade my stock radio, and it made a huge difference. I was looking at models from $150-$250, particularly the Alpine ones, but for all the things this player has to offer I couldn't pass it up. The radio sensitivity that Pioneer offers with their models is my main reason for choosing it. It also has a 3 band EQ, which Alpine doesn't offer until you pay $250. This also has 4 extra RMS watts over the Alpines. This was a great upgrade for my car, and I recommend it to all.

Great Buy

Written By Jason, Little Falls, NJ on Thursday, March 31, 2005

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I purchased this unit after much research. It was a toss up with an Alpine unit at similar price-range. The Pioneer beat it out because of its remote control abilities and power. This unit is extremely easy to use and no "joystick" issues. The sound is superb and crystal clear (my Maxima's stock system is garbage). Its power is perfect! I don't have to change the speakers because the headunit was the problem.

The MP3 function is super quick and displays whatever you want. The pop-up volume is sweet. The remote has every function in it except for the Equalizer button. Pioneer also has a steering wheel remote control that looks semi-stock.

I bought the "scratch and dent" which cost $144. Great deal. Thanks again Crutchfield!

Awesme Entry Level Product from Pioneer

Written By ferrariwhite, Alvarado, Tx on Monday, March 14, 2005

I used this head unit in my El Camino for about 2 years. While installing an amp, I "backfed" the remote turn on wire into itself and fried it.(That's what the Pioneer tech. guy said.) While I had it, I really liked it and had good overall sound quality. I would recomend this to anybody looking to upgrade their factoy stereo system. Good, clean sound for a good price.

Overall A Good Choice

Written By Skip, Cincinnati, Ohio on Wednesday, February 23, 2005

I bought this unit to replace my factory stereo in my 1996 Jetta and so far I am very happy with the way this Pioneer sounds. I took an hour or so to completely read the owners manual and learning how to use this player was really pretty easy. The ability to use a volume knob instead of pressing buttons is a real plus. The knob pushes in when you have adjusted the volume and it gives the unit a clean upscale look. Also of benefit to me was a unit that blended well with the interior aspects of my car and this unit looks really well within the dash. The lighting is green with white and a little blue in the center, not to flashy and not distractingly bright like some units I looked at.

My factory speakers need replaced but they sound surprisingly good with the Pioneer. While the 3 band EQ is nice and offers some ways to fine tune the sound, personally I would have prefered a 5 to 7 band EQ but that is a minor point. The only other unit I found that was comparable in price with a better EQ was a Sony player that I didn't have much info on.

Overall I am very pleased with the sound and the user friendly aspects of this player. It is pretty straight forward and if you are looking for the "wow" factor this is probably not the stereo for you. If on the other hand you are looking for good quality, nice easy to understand controls and a good sounding stereo that can also handle MP3's, I don't think you will be disappointed.

Great mid line reciever

Written By [Anonymous], Americus GA on Sunday, February 20, 2005

This reciever is great for those just starting out in the custom audio world. One big plus is that it is both XM and Sirius Satelite radio ready. Although it lacks a seperate sub output, having a pause button is definetly worth considering this reciever for spl competition use.

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What's in the box?

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  • AM/FM/CD/Changer controller receiver with a 10-amp mini blade-type fuse inserted into the chassis
  • Sleeve
  • Face
  • Trim ring
  • Wiring harness
  • CXC3173 Wireless remote control
  • 1 CR2025 lithium battery
  • 2 Extraction keys
  • 1 Left holder bracket
  • 1 Right holder bracket
  • 1 Rubber bumper
  • 1 Rear support stud
  • 4 Pan head ISO-mount screws
  • 4 Countersunk ISO-mount screws
  • 2 Fixing screws
  • Operation Manual (English/French/Spanish)
  • Installation Manual (English/French/Spanish)
  • Warranty sheet
  • "Warning" sheet
  • Note concerning removal of plastic tag

Features and Specs

CEA-2006 Compliant No
RMS Power Output 22 watts
Peak Output 50 watts
RMS Power Bandwidth 50-15kHz
Preamp Outputs 4-channel
Sub Preamp Outputs No
Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
Video Screen No
Preamp Voltage 2.2 volts
Display Color Multicolor
Key Button Color Green
EQ Bands 3
Wireless Remote Yes
Steering Wheel Control Compatible ---
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
AUX Input Optional
Audio/video Input
USB Input ---
Memory Card Slot No
Bluetooth Compatible ---
Satellite Radio Ready Both
HD Radio ---
Navigation ---
iPod Compatibility
Full size ---
Nano ---
Touch ---
Mini ---
iPhone ---
FM Sensitivity 8 dBf
European Tuning No
Seek/Scan Seek
Radio Data System No

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MOSFET50 Internal Amplifier: 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).

Easy EQ 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.

3-Band Parametric Equalizer: 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 vehicle.

F.I.E. (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

Source 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.

Supertuner 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.

MP3/WMA Playback: 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.

Compression 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.

Disc 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.

Warning Tone: If the front panel is not detached from the head unit within five seconds of turning off the ignition, a warning tone will sound. This feature can be turned On or Off.

Changer Controls

ITS (Instant Track Selection) Programming: 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.

Disc Title Memory: Titles of up to 8 characters each can be entered into memory for up to 100 discs.

Disc Title List: This feature allows you to display disc titles that you have entered. From the list, you can select a disc for playback.

CD Text 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.

CD Sound 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.

Note: For these functions to work, they must be supported by the Pioneer CD changer.


Display Illumination/Clock Display: When the Clock Display has been turned on, pressing and holding the source button turns off audio output, but the clock display and face/button illumination 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.

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