Internal Amplifier: This
receiver is equipped with a 50 watts x 4 (peak) MOSFET amplifier for low
distortion, high power output. The amplifier is strong enough to power small
subwoofers to moderate volume levels in compact cars and pickups. For higher
volume levels from subwoofers, an optional amplifier may be connected to the
XM Satellite Radio Tuner
Compatible: This unit can
control an optional Pioneer XM tuner (sold separately). XM Satellite Radio
programming features 100 channels of digital-quality music, news, talk, sports,
entertainment, and children's programming. For a monthly subscription fee, you
will be able to receive the XM signal in your car using an optional XM antenna
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
This feature allows you to boost the current EQ setting for even more powerful
Parametric Equalizer: This
unit includes a 3-band parametric EQ with Selectable Q Factor. You may select a
low (40, 80, 100 or 160Hz), mid (200, 500, 1k or 2kHz) and high frequency (3k,
8k, 10k or 12kHz) to boost or cut within a range of -6dB to +6dB. 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.
Bass and Treble Cut-off Frequencies: The
cut-off frequencies for the bass and treble controls can be set independently of
the 3-band parametric equalizer adjustments. The bass cut-off frequency can be
set to 40Hz, 63Hz, 100Hz or 160Hz. The treble cut-off frequency can be set to
2kHz, 4kHz, 6kHz or 10kHz. The bass and treble controls have an adjustment range
of -6 to +6.
Equalizer (SFEQ): The SFEQ feature is made to
enhance the soundstage in the front of the vehicle by increasing the clarity of
vocals and instruments. There are two primary SFEQ modes ("FRT1" and
"FRT2"), and there is a "CUSTOM" mode. The "FRT1"
mode boosts the treble on the front outputs while boosting the bass on the rear
outputs; when this mode is selected, treble adjustments affect the front
channels only, and bass adjustments affect only the rear channels. The
"FRT2" mode boosts the treble and bass on the front outputs while
boosting only the bass on the rear outputs; when this mode is selected, treble
adjustments affect the front channels only, and bass adjustments affect the
front and rear channels. You may select "HI" or "LOW"
operation for the "FRT1" and "FRT2" modes; the
"HI" setting of each mode provides a more pronounced effect than the
"LOW" setting. If you adjust the bass or treble setting while an SFEQ
mode is on, the adjustment is applied to the selected SFEQ mode and that setting
is kept in memory as the "CUSTOM" SFEQ mode. The SFEQ feature also
includes a seating position setting that helps tailor the sound to where people
are sitting in the vehicle.
Loudness: You can select "Low",
"Mid" or "High" for different levels of loudness
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.
When you don't want sound in the subwoofer frequency range output from the front
and rear speakers, you may activate the built-in high-pass filter. You may
select a filter frequency of 50Hz, 80Hz, or 125Hz.
Preouts: In addition to the front
preamp outputs, there is one set of outputs that may be set for
"subwoofer" or "non-fading" output. When set to
"non-fading", the signal is full range and the output level is user
selectable from -6 to +6. When set to "subwoofer", the outputs are
non-fading, and they may be set for normal or reverse phase, 50Hz/80Hz/125Hz
low-pass output, and the level is user selectable from -6 to +6.
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.
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.
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.
Dimmer Feature: This
unit is equipped with a wire that Pioneer calls an illumination lead, however,
it acts as a dimmer lead. When the illumination wire of this unit receives power
and the dimmer feature has been turned on in the "Initial Setting"
menu, the display will dim to a preset level. When the power and constant wires
are connected and the illumination wire is supplied with voltage (when you turn
your lights on), the button illumination remains on even if the unit is turned
Mute: This feature mutes or attenuates the
unit's audio output when a cellular call is received, then restores the level
once the call is over. To use this feature, you must have a
cellular phone with a muting output that can be connected to the muting input
wire (yellow/black lead) of this unit.
Warning Tone: If the front
panel is not detached from the head unit within 5 seconds of turning off the
ignition, a warning tone will sound. This feature can be turned On or Off.
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.
Title Memory: Titles of up to 8 characters
each can be entered into memory for up to 100 discs.
Title 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 16 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
Illumination/Clock Display: When
the Time Display has been turned on, pressing and holding the source button
turns off audio output, but the clock display and button/face illumination
remain on. When the Time Display has not been turned on, pressing and holding
the source button turns the unit off completely. This
unit's clock and night illumination are "keyed" only when the Time
Display has been turned on. When the Time Display has not been turned on, the
unit is off, and power is supplied to the power and constant wires, nothing
Note: When the power and
constant wires are connected and the illumination wire is supplied with
voltage (when you turn your lights on), the button illumination remains on
even if the unit is turned off completely.