Add full-motion animations and 3D graphics to your dash with the striking Organic EL display on Pioneer's DEH-P5800MP CD player. Its blue backlighting provides excellent day-and-night legibility, while the large display screen on the flip-down faceplate offers plenty of real estate for your song information.

Performance-wise, the DEH-P5800MP packs a strong amplifier for full, rich sound. easy EQ provides six preset tone curves and a 3-band parametric EQ that allows you to create the perfect sound curve for your car. Three sets of preamp outputs let you connect your external amps, while built-in high-and low-pass filters tailor the stereo's output for maximum system efficiency.

Load up a CD-R/RW disc with your favorite MP3 and WMA music files — this versatile stereo can play them back directly. Pioneer's famous Supertuner IIID will pull in your favorite AM/FM stations with unbeatable clarity, while the satellite radio controls put 120+ channels of music, sports, news, and entertainment at your fingertips. Pioneer's optional iPod adapter lets you run your iPod with the DEH-P5800MP's controls.

Product Highlights:

  • CD player with built-in MOSFET50 amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
  • flip-down, detachable face with Organic EL display
  • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs (including your MP3- and WMA-loaded discs)
  • Easy EQ (6 preset curves and a 3-band parametric EQ)
  • Supertuner IIID (18 FM/6 AM presets)
  • loudness
  • three sets of preamp outputs
  • high-and low-pass filters for improved speaker performance
  • iPod-ready
  • satellite radio-ready
  • 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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So much features for the prices.

Written By tom, Honolulu, HI on Thursday, December 07, 2006

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I have a Hyundai Tucson Limited and the factory stereo is really awful. I ordered this unit and was pleasantly surprised that everything came with it including the mounting kit. I prepared the wiring and the colors did match according to the diagram. The instructions were excellent except for a couple of crucial connections that wasn't mentioned. So a quick call to technical support rectified the problem. The head unit is cool. Plenty of stimulating bright lights on demo mode of which gets to be tiring after awhile and was glad that you can turn off this feature. One major reason I bought this unit was the flexability to add more accessories later on, ie multip cd changer, satellite radio, ipod adapter, and able to add more than one subwoofer! The specs weren't bad either. It was very easy to operate once you read the manual. After that it becomes automatic on adjusting the settings. Yes the buttons are small but if they were any bigger it'll be just a unit full of buttons. I believe Pioneer kept it's buttons small so you can enjoy the animated "light show". I also love the detachable faceplate, don't know why a case wasn't included. And last but not least a remote control! Now I can sit in the back and control the unit and comes in handy when you're having a tailgating party, no need to run back and change the music. Price wise it was a bargain since it was on sale. Delivery was fast. Will buy again from Crutchfield, speakers are next to be replaced but gotta save some $$$ for now.

Great bang for the buck

Written By Sacha, Miami, Florida on Sunday, November 19, 2006

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I bought this as a replacement for the stock radio in my 2005 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab. At first it took a while to navigate through. Along with this H/U i also bought the Pioneer CD-iB100ii iPod controller and they work great together. The installation was a breeze and only took about 45 minutes including the CD-iB100ii. The sound quality is much more superior than the one coming from the stock radio. The only thing i can really complain about is the AM/FM sound which is ok at best, however i don't really use the AM/FM Tuner and mostly use CD's and my iPod, which by the way sounds phenomenal. I may in the future need to replace the stock speakers; though they sound great, i'm getting the gut feeling they will eventually get damaged by the power being generated by the radio. If you don't want to spend a fortune without compromising quality, than look no further. Hope this helps in making your decision.

Great radio, cheap price

Written By Travis, Atlanta, GA on Sunday, November 19, 2006

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This radio was suggested to me by a Crutchfield rep. For the price I don't think you can beat it. The sound is exceptional and the radio gives you a lot of ability to adjust the sound to you liking.

As others mentioned, the display is annoying at night. It changes every 30 seconds from being normal to very bright. I have not figured out how to turn it off yet.

All in all, this is a great unit.

The Pioneer of Pioneers

Written By Pedro, El Paso, TX on Monday, October 16, 2006

This stereo was purchased to replace the stock stereo in my 2004 Chevrolet Aveo LS. I trust the Pioneer Brand, and since my Aveo had MP3 capabilty from the factory, I would NOT give that up. I used to have a 95 Silverado with a DEH-P47DH in it. Thats what drove me to this unit. I carefully studied the 4800, the 5800, and the 6800. The 4800 reminded me too much of the 47DH, and it looked too bland. The 6800 has way too many nicknacks and things to it, which drove me away from that. I chose the 5800 because it was more cost effective, and real nice.

The 5800 installs easy if you use the stock adapter that you get when you order it. I wired the 5800 permanently in my car. It has the preouts for the subwoofers, and RCA Rear outputs. The IP Bus really makes the 5800 upgradable. The removable face makes the security much greater, but it would be nice if Pioneer gave you the face case for it.

Functionality is great. You get the Easy EQ of Pioneer, and the EQ-EX amazingly enhances the sound. You also can shape the sound by selecting the frequency and setting for each EQ setting (Low, Mids, High). One thing I like about this stereo is the SW key that gets you to the Subwoofer control immediately. MP3 is Awesome, as you can fit as many as 200 songs on a single CD, and it even reads WMAs. Add a Sirius or XM tuner, and you have the ultimate radio. The remote is easy to figure out. It works just like your working the face!

The 5800 is a great stereo to upgrade to. I would recommend this stereo to anyone.


Written By stanley, Riverside Ca on Sunday, October 01, 2006

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Purchased radio for 1994 Ford F350 crewcab. Smooth install with xm receiver, sounds and looks awsome highly recommend. I've always been a Pioneer buyer home and auto. Very happy with Crutchfield.

Riverside Ca

Buy something else

Written By John, New York on Monday, September 11, 2006

I have had this head unit for about a month and I hate it. Of all the stereos I have bought on Crutchfield, this is the only one I haven't liked. Overall, the unit seems a little cheap looking, which you can't tell from the photos. The display has been a constant source of aggravation - after reading other reviews I was able to turn off the annoying "reverse demo" feature which lit up my cab like a disco every 30 seconds, and now the mp3 info has disappeared from the display, and I have yet to hear back from Pioneer. So, to sum it up, bad interface, bad documentation, bad stereo.

Pioneer DEH-P5800MP

Written By Matt, Renton, WA on Thursday, August 31, 2006

My whole experience with Crutchfield was great. This unit was recommended to me by a service individual and it was exactly what I was looking for. Some people haven't liked the display very much, but I just installed it this evening and it looks fantastic. It makes my stock speakers sound ten times better than the factory deck in my 4runner, especially if you have it set on one of the 'loud' modes, which are awesome. The graphics are slick looking and the display is in a cool, blue text.... very nice looking. It has great connectivity and is overall very solid, I would buy it again in a heartbeat. The online help people were very professional, the one I talked to actually tried to sell me on this unit, the 5800, instead of the next highest one up, the 6800. They couldn't have made installation any simpler... the diagrams were clear and everything I needed was included. I am very happy with the Pioneer, if you are thinking about it, go for it, trust me.

The terrible display makes it a dangerous road hazard

Written By TZYH, San Jose, CA on Thursday, August 24, 2006

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This was supposed to be my very first non-Alpine stereo. However, because of the terrible display, I decided to return it in 24 hours after it's installed. First, the glossy surface on the display reflecting every bit of light makes the display completely useless during day time. If you try to read it while driving, it's a dangerous hazard. At night, even with the most static display, it keeps on switching between the black and blue background and makes it a bad distraction on the road.

very good

Written By Chris, New Orleans, LA on Thursday, August 17, 2006

I just recently bought this headunit for my 95 accord, i had new infinity 6 1/2's with sony explode 6 by 9's, before they sounded just ok with the factory radio, the back speakers sounds great now with alot of bass and the front 6 1/2's are really crisp and clear. This is probably the best headunit for not too much money, pioneer knows what they are doing with car audio.

Pioneer DEH-P5800MP

Written By Bigalow, Auburn, CA on Thursday, August 10, 2006

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Just bought this receiver and I just have to say that it's amazing. This receiver does everything I want it to do and more. The stock speakers sound great and loud. Animated Video Display is cool too.

Awesome Headunit

Written By 96SSEi, Nebraska on Saturday, August 05, 2006

This head unit is awesome!! I installed it with my factory speakers in a 96 pontiac bonneville. I never knew factory speakers could sound so good. My bonneville came from the factory with performance sound system, meaning the 6x9's in the back are amplified to be subwoofers. They sound incredible now, along with my other factory speakers. I also used the pac swi-ps, great compatibility with this receiver. I recommend this head unit to everyone.

Pioneer CD Player

Written By Deathwish99, Webster City Iowa on Saturday, July 22, 2006

Well I just recently upgraded my cd deck from an Aiwa deck to a Pioneer deck. The sound quality diffrence is noticable and the pioneer deck stays clear and clean when high volumes are underway. I have 4 rockford fosgate speakers in my car which 2 are 5 1/4's and the other 2 are 6x9's and the audio sounds very clear and then with all the bass options for my 2 12'' Power Acoustik FUBAR 12W's and 2 alpine 400w amps are endless and makes my system sound much better then it did with the aiwa deck. The decks grahpics are neat, although there isnt much availabilty or customiztion that itll allow, I would have liked to see the background color changeable, but that doesnt bother me to much. Overall this deck is impressive and is a good buy and has some very great sound quality. See for yourself.

Matching my radio with my car

Written By richard, New York, N.Y....L.E.S.. on Thursday, July 20, 2006

I just bought a Red 1990 maxima to have as a second car(I also Have a 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer). So I decided to get this radio to match my car.(As I did with my other 2 cars). The red background lights look good and the video's are a plus. The sound is awesome and the radio is pretty simple to program and figure out. Once I install some new pioneer speakers and a amp for the speakers(also a sub for the bass) I'm sure that the full potentail for this radio will be music to my ears! I always rercommend Pioneer radio's and speakers. They are one of the best in the buisness!

Pioneer DEH-P5800MP

Written By Scharf, Tri-Cities area, WA on Wednesday, June 21, 2006

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Just finished installing this unit in my 2002 VW Golf (with Monsoon) and I gotta say that the sound coming through my stock speakers suprised me. Then I literally jumped in my car seat when I fiddled with the controls and found "Loud High". To say that I'm impressed would be an understatement. No music has ever sounded as good in my little car as it does now.

This is my first experience with Crutchfield, as well as my first attempt at installing a head-unit by myself. The service and tech-support have been top-notch and the install went decently once the tech-support guys helped set me on the right path (I overthink things sometimes).

All in all though, great product and great service. I'm a happy camper.

Best Bang For Your Buck

Written By scorpio71, Monroe, LA. on Friday, June 16, 2006

I'm 35 years old and have owned several Pioneer stereo's through out the years. I own a 2006 Silverado and wanted to replace the factory stereo. My wife bought this stereo for me for father's day. It was easy to install and my factory speakers sound so much better. For the price you can't beat this stereo. I'm very happy with all it's options. I ran rca's and remote wire for my 200 watt kenwood amp. I will hook my 6x9's to the amp and I will be jamming. If your looking for a good quality cd stereo and don't want to spend alot of money, look no farther. Trust me when I say "you will be happy with this stereo"

Pioneer DEH-P5800MP

Written By Rob, Wyoming, MI on Thursday, June 08, 2006

Impressed by the reviews, reputation, and specs for the unit I went ahead and purchased it. All of the instructions for the removal of my dash were quite accurate and things went smoothly. I ran into a snag when it turned out that wire crimpers and wire connecting terminals were not supplied, so I had to make a special trip out to get them. I've read reviews complaining about the display brightness. I completely disagree with this because of the dimmer control that will wire into your vehicle or if yours doesn't have one, then the receiver offers the option to manually dim it and set pre/post-dim options. The receiver does everything it says it can. The buttons are a little small, which is where the remote comes in handy. My only other dislike about it was that you have to buy the bus-RCA changer adapter to make use of the Aux input. I've been used to an Aux in right on the front of my last receiver. Overall, I can't find anything wrong with it and am completely happy and satisfied with it.

Replacement for a stolen JVC

Written By Paul, San Jose, CA on Monday, May 22, 2006

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Got this unit to replace a JVC that was stolen shortly after installation in my Mazda 3. As far as crispness of bass, the JVC beat the Pioneer hands-down.
I thought maybe the speakers in the car were to blame, so switched out the factory for some MBQuart componenents. No luck. I'll try adding an amp next.. maybe i'll get the bass back in the mix.
Otherwise, the head unit is great looking and allows great flexibility in controlling the sound and I'm sure I'll love that control with the addition of an amp.

I Think You'll Like It

Written By Dave, Fairfax, VA on Friday, April 14, 2006

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Looks good, fits well, sounds great. The controls can be off-putting to the uninitiated, but become second nature with a little practice.

This unit may be overkill if you don't have a sub-woofer, but it nonetheless sounded great with my factory speakers.

The graphics and lighting are attractive. The preset equalizer options also offer a wide variety of listening modes.

I attached an XM receiver to mine and I like the interface immensely.

Overall, I'm very pleased with the unit and with Crutchfield's service.

Pioneer 5800

Written By Sharon, Bangor, Maine on Thursday, April 13, 2006

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Good unit has a lot of controls that make it nice to control your system. Although it gets difficult to understand the controls. Sometimes at night it gets bright too much. Thats why it isn't getting a five.

great sterio for a great price

Written By no, Newburgh, IN on Wednesday, April 12, 2006

just bought this sterio and installed it in my mom's 94 dodge caravan. All i can say is WOW!!!! this is an awsome sterio great sound extremely clear and not to mention it looks good. the speakers in this van are after market audiobahns so i got the speaker upgrades befor the sterio. the backgrounds are cool, the sterio has plenty of options on it, and plenty of POWER!! i would recomend this product to any one , and all i will buy from now on is pioneer. BUY IT TODAY YOU WON'T REGRET IT !!!!!!!

Great Head Unit with Plenty of Options and Features

Written By Darek, Williston, VT on Thursday, March 16, 2006

I purchased the Pioneer DEH-P5800MP as an upgrade from my Previous Pioneer deck. I needed a deck with sub pre-outs that wouldn't kill my budget and having had great luck with my previous deck I went with the 5800.

My first piece of advice should be obvious, but I think it's important, READ THE MANUAL! I know it can seem daunting to trudge through, but you'll learn how to take advantage of all the 5800's features and get the most out of your new head unit.

As far as performance, the 5800 met my expectations well. I wasn't looking for a major improvement to my sound being that I already had an aftermarket unit but the extra 5W RMS was nice and the sub pre-out was a huge advantage over using my fader to control my sub volume.

Part of my decision to buy the 5800 was due to the red lighting, as it matched the rest of the interior lighting in my '04 Grand Am, and I only wish the display color could be changed, but then it most likely wouldn't be as visible. In terms of brightness in direct sunlight, I'm not sure I've run across an aftermarket deck that's really solved that issue.

Lastly, if your interested in hooking up your iPod or other MP3 player to this deck, rather than the iPod interface, I'd recomend the IP-Bus adapter (crutchfiield item number #469PIOPRCA) to convert your changer port to aux in, and then use an RCA to Mini-jack cord to connect your MP3 player.

Great CD/MP3/FM Sound With Lots of Adjustment Possiblities

Written By Richard, Eureka Springs, AR on Tuesday, March 07, 2006

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I bought this unit to replace a perfectly good $200 Sony just so I could get better FM radio performance. The Pioneer just blows away the Sony for long distance FM. Hardly ever any static even sixty miles from the station. Intown FM is better too with little to no distortion or static ever.

The power output is higher than most and sounds very clear and clean. My factory speakers have never sounded better, but they are barely adequate with all the bass this unit puts out. Of course you will have to fiddle with all of the adjustments, but once you get it set up for each input, then it is simple to hit one button to change the bass and treble, or hit it multiple times to change whatever else you want. For the best sound you do have to set it up properly and enable BMX for your MP3s and EX and Loudness for better lows.

As far as complaints about this unit, the buttons are small, but there are not too many of them, and once you take the time to learn and go through the many menus, you dont have to fiddle with it again. I have no problem seeing the unit in daytime, and it has an adjustable dimmer for night and day, but the unit has to be off to adjust that. I also thought the unit was defective at first, but a call to Customer Service and Tech Support fixed it. All I had to do was press the "5" preset on the front with the unit off to turn off an annoying flash every 10 seconds and a line down the right side of the display. Something about a Reverse Demo mode.

I dont use the animation mode. This was the only Pioneer model that had a proper dimmer adjustment. MP3s sound great and the display will continuously scroll if you want so you can see all the song i

A fine upgrade ... unless you're getting the iPod adapter

Written By Ben, Omaha, NE on Monday, March 06, 2006

The 5800 is a nice upgrade for your factory unit UNLESS YOURE GETTING THE IPOD ADAPTER. Sounds good and looks nice in the dash with the red backlight.

Despite the extra 100 bucks for the adapter, I was happy to be able to control the iPod through the deck without the extra wires of a lighter-based charger and terrible sound quality of an FM transmitter.

The iPod , though, control is UNBEARABLE with THIS unit. Rather than using the rotary knob to mimic the iPods click wheel, you are forced to scroll through songs/artists/genres/playlists using the arrows. This doesnt seem like it should be a huge problem, but each time you push the button to advance to the next artist or playlist, the 5800 loads the first song in that list. It makes scrolling through a large music library maddeningly difficult since it attempts to play every song you pass. Going from A to J in the alphabet , for example, would take MINUTES rather than the two seconds iPod users are accustomed to.

Also, the head unit locks the iPods screen making it impossible to manually choose a song from your iPod unless you unplug it, start the song you want, then plug it back in to the deck which THEN requires that you push the source button twice to bypass the Tuner and CD controls.

Additionally, the display only shows the first EIGHT CHARACTERS of either the artist or song at once and doesnt alternate between the two. It doesnt scroll the name or title at all which, for an iPod user, is incredibly frustrating.

I traded for the 6800MP and am really happy. The "Rotary Commander" works as I had hoped it would, and it is a DRASTIC IMPROVEMENT over the clunky 5800.

Good performance suffers from ergonomic deficiencies

Written By Martin, Falls Church, VA on Sunday, March 05, 2006

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The controls take a little getting used to and I have to wonder what they were thinking with the ergonomics, but the unit performs very well and is a huge improvement over the stock unit.

- Much better sound over factory unit
- Fits my '99 Passat perfectly without modification
- The red dials/controls match the other controls on my Passat
- Supports WMA & MP3 CD's, reducing the need for a CD changer
- Remote control makes the unit easier to use given the ergonomic deficiencies mentioned below.

- The buttons on the unit are ridiculously small, making them impossible to read from a driving position, and there's no reason for it. There is plenty of real estate on the unit to easily make the buttons much larger. Plan on memorizing what each button does.
- The single round knob takes a little getting used to. Turning it adjusts the volume, pushing it briefly changes the source (CD, tuner, XM, etc.), and holding it down turns it off. My biggest complaint is you can't just tap a button to quickly turn it off to, say, answer a cell phone. You have to push and hold the button for 2 or 3 seconds to shut it off.
- There is no adapter or option for controlling the factory CD changer. But with the ability to play MP3 CD's, the need for a CD changer is much less.
- The display is almost impossible to read in bright sunlight.

Contrary to what's stated in another review, you CAN disable the "reverse" function of the animation. You can also, thankfully, disable the animation completely.

Very clean sound.

Written By Jeffrey, SF Bay Area on Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Replaced a Sony CDX-F5700 in a Mazda3 with 6 speakers (aftermarket components and coaxials).

- Plenty of "oomph" to power 6 speakers without needing an amplifier.
- Crystal clear sound with no distortion even at high volumes.
- EX-EQ controls provide some good shaping.

- Entertainment Displays (animations) cycle back-and-forth to "negative contrasts" of themselves and there's no way to disable it.
- When playing a disc with Random Play "ON" and you hit FF, it just goes to the next track on the disc instead of going to another random track, which makes no sense.

Regardless, the pluses easily outweigh the negatives. I wanted a headunit with clean sound that didn't need an external amp and that's exactly what I got.

Pioneer DEH-P5800MP

Written By Mike, williamsburg, va on Wednesday, February 08, 2006

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This is the second Pioneer Head unit I have bought, and like the last I love this one, it looks great, sounds great. it pushes all 4 6x8s in my car.


Written By gene, brunswick ohio on Tuesday, January 31, 2006

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love it way cool graphics

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What's in the box?

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  • AM/FM/CD receiver with 10-amp ATM mini fuse inserted into chassis
  • Wireless remote control (CXC5719)
  • CR2025 Lithium battery
  • Sleeve
  • Trim ring
  • Face
  • Wiring harness
  • 2 Extraction keys
  • Rear support screw
  • Rubber bushing
  • 4 Pan head ISO-mount screws
  • 4 Countersunk ISO-mount screws
  • 2 Front panel holders
  • 2 Face fixing screws
  • Operation Manual (English/French/Spanish)
  • Installation Manual (English/French/Spanish)
  • Warranty sheet (English/French)
  • Warning sheet concerning installation safety
  • Note on removing plastic tag
  • Sheet about the Demo Mode

Features and Specs

CEA-2006 Compliant No
RMS Power Output 22 watts
Peak Output 50 watts
RMS Power Bandwidth 50-15kHz
Preamp Outputs 6-channel
Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs Yes
Video Screen No
Preamp Voltage 2.2 volts
Display Color Organic EL
Key Button Color Red
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 Optional
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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CD Changer Controls


Deep Blue OEL Display: The deep blue OEL (Organic Electro-Luminescent) display features incredible brightness, clear readability, wide-angle viewing and full-motion 3D graphics. Because OEL creates its own electro-luminescent light, its brightness is resistant to washing out in sunlight.

Entertainment Display Modes: You can choose from the following Entertainment Display Modes:

  • Background Visual: In Background Visual mode, you can select one of the following background visuals: Background Visual 1 (rotating shapes), Background Visual 2 (flying digital characters), Background Visual 3 (orbiting spheres), or Background Visual 4 (scenery passing by).
  • Level Indicator: In Level Indicator mode, you can select one of the following level indicators: Level Indicator 1 (two analog VU meters) or Level Indicator 2 (pulsating lights).
  • Movie Screen: In Movie Screen mode, you can select one of the following movie screens: Movie Screen 1 (street basketball) or Movie Screen 2 (swimming dolphins).
  • Entertainment Clock: In Entertainment Clock mode, the unit displays the clock surrounded by moving shapes.
  • Source Icon: Rotating icon for selected source.

Ever Scroll: When Ever Scroll is set to On, CD text information scrolls continuously in the display. When turned off, the information scrolls only once.

Display Brightness: The display brightness can be adjusted from 0 to 15.

Auto Dimmer Feature: When the Dimmer Feature is activated, the display will automatically dim when the vehicle's headlights are turned on. The orange/white wire labeled "Illumination" must be connected to the vehicle's headlight circuit in order for the Dimmer Feature to work.

Demo Modes: This unit has a Reverse Demo Mode and a Feature Demo Mode. In Reverse Demo Mode, if you do not perform an operation for a period of 30 seconds, the display begins reversing colors. It continues reversing colors every 10 seconds until a button is pushed. When the unit is turned off, the Feature Demo Mode is activated. The Feature Demo Mode displays the unit's different features and capabilities using moving graphics. The Feature Mode demo can be easily turned off if desired.

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.

BSM (Best Stations Memory): BSM lets you automatically store the six strongest stations under preset buttons 1-6 of the currently tuned band.

Digital Speedread2: The DEH-P5800MP is equipped with Pioneer's Digital Speedread2 CD mechanism, which provides fast performance, especially for reading and playing discs with MP3/WMA/WAV files. It also shortens the audio gap between files during random playback.

MP3/WMA/WAV Playback: This unit can play MP3/WMA/WAV 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. The unit is compatible with ID3 Tags and will display artist, folder, file, and album name, plus comments. Up to 8 directories, 99 folders and 999 files per disc are recognized by this unit.

EEQ (Easy EQ): The DEH-P5800MP is equipped with a 3-band parametric EQ with 6 preset EQ settings. You can boost or cut each frequency band by +/- 12dB at 2dB intervals. Features of the Easy EQ include:

  • Selectable Center Frequencies:
    • Low: 40, 80, 100, or 160 Hz
    • Mid: 200, 500, 1k, or 2k Hz
    • High: 3.15k, 8k, 10k or 12.5k Hz
  • Preset EEQ Settings: Powerful, Super Bass, Vocal, Natural, Custom, and EQ Flat
  • Selectable Q Factors: 2 Narrow, 1 Narrow, 1 Wide, and 2 Wide

EQ-EX: The EQ-EX function accentuates the effects of each preset equalizer curve. When the Custom curve is selected and EQ-EX is on, you can set separate bass and treble levels (+6 to -6) for each source. You can also select the bass and treble center frequencies: 40, 63, 100, 160Hz and 2.5k, 4k, 6.3k, 10kHz.

Selectable Loudness Levels: Loudness compensates for deficiencies in the low and high frequencies at low volumes. You can choose from three levels of loudness:

  • Low: +3.5dB (100Hz), +3dB (10kHz)
  • Mid: +10dB (100Hz), +6.5dB (10kHz)
  • High: +11dB (100Hz), +11dB (10kHz)

Subwoofer/Non-Fading Output: The unit has a pair of dedicated non-fading RCA subwoofer outputs. This output can be turned on or off, and set to one of two modes:

  • Subwoofer:  When set to Subwoofer, this output has a selectable 18dB/octave low-pass filter with a selectable cutoff frequency (50, 80, or 125Hz), phase adjustment (normal/reverse), and output level (+6 to -6).
  • Non-Fading Output: When set to Full Range, this non-fading output has an adjustable level  (+6 to -6).

Switchable Rear Channel/Subwoofer Output: The rear pair of preamp outputs are located on a 6" pigtail, and can be set to "Rear" for full range output with full fading capability, or a non-fading "Subwoofer" output. When the rear preamp outputs are set to "Subwoofer", the rear speaker outputs also switch from full range to subwoofer. This enables you to connect the rear speaker leads directly to a small subwoofer without an external amplifier, either to dual 4-ohm voice coil sub, or bridged into a single voice coil, 4-ohm sub. The bridged output is 70 watts max.

High Pass Filter: If you do not want low frequency sounds to play from the front or rear speaker outputs, you can turn on the 12dB/octave High Pass Filter. The HPF has a selectable cutoff frequency (50, 80, or 125 Hz). Only frequencies higher than those in the selected range are output through the speakers.

Compression and BMX Functions: Using the "COMP" (compression) and "BMX" (Bit Media eXpander) 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.

Rough Search: You can switch the search method between fast forward/reverse and "Rough" in which the unit searches every 10 tracks. If there are less than 10 tracks on the disc, the unit will jump to the last track.

AGC (Automatic Gain Control): The CD mechanism has a built-in Automatic Gain Control, which adjusts 7 different settings each time a CD is inserted to prevent the disc from skipping.

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 -4dB to +4dB.

Disc Naming: You can use the disc title input feature to store up to 48 CD titles in the unit's memory. Each title can be up to 10 characters long.

Function Confirmation Tones: The receiver emits an audible beep tone each time a button is pressed. These function confirmation tones cannot be turned off.

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 remains on. When the Clock Display has not been turned on, pressing and holding the source button turns the unit off completely. The unit's button illumination is only on when the unit is on.

Detachable Face Security: This unit features a "flap-face" front panel with Detachable Face Security. If the front panel is not detached from the head unit within five seconds of turning off the ignition, a warning tone will sound. The warning tone can be turned off in the menu, if desired. Two face-fixing screws and holders are supplied for making the face non-detachable, if desired. Note: No face case is included with this unit.

Muting/Attenuation: Sound from this unit is muted or attenuated automatically when the signal from a device with the mute function is received. Sound returns to normal when the mute/attenuation signal is canceled. The muting feature must be turned on in the initial settings. You can switch between muting or attenuation, whichever you desire. Note: The yellow/black wire in the wiring harness must be connected to the cell phone or other automatic muting device.

Wireless Remote Control: The DEH-P5800MP comes with a wireless remote control (CXC5719). The remote allows you to control the volume, switch between sources, pause the CD, change the display, and adjust the audio. The attenuator button allows you to quickly lower the volume by about 90%, a function that cannot be performed from the front panel.

Optional Wired Remote Control: The head unit has a 3.5mm minijack on the back panel for connecting an optional wired remote control, such as the CD-MR70 or CD-MR80 (130CDMR70 or 130CDMR80). You can also plug in the PAC SWI-PS adapter (127SWIPS) to interface the factory steering wheel or rear seat radio controls of many vehicles to this receiver. Please consult "What Fits My Car" to find out if your vehicle is compatible with the adapter.

Satellite Radio Ready: You can connect and control an external satellite radio tuner. The head unit is compatible with the GEX-P920XM (130P920XM) Pioneer XM receiver. In addition, it is compatible with the XMDirect XM Radio package (item # 700XMPIONE). For Sirius, you can connect the Pioneer Sirius Satellite Radio tuner (130SIRPNR2). A subscription to XM or Sirius, plus the proper antenna is required in order to receive satellite radio programming. The satellite radio tuners connect via the IP-Bus connector on the back of the head unit.

iPod Adapter Ready: The Pioneer CD-IB100ii iPod adapter (130IB100ii) allows you to play and control your iPod, iPod mini, or iPod nano, and view album, artist, and other information on the head unit's display. The adapter allows you to perform multiple search functions, including playlist, genre, artist, and album searches. While connected, the iPod adapter also charges the iPod's battery. The adapter works with all "Dock Connector"-equipped iPods, and connects to the head unit via the IP-Bus connector.

Auxiliary Input Ready: You can connect an auxiliary device by connecting it to an IP-Bus/RCA connector. The CD-RB10 lets you connect one auxiliary component, and the CD-RB20 lets you connect an auxiliary component and a CD changer via the IP-Bus connector on the back of the head unit. The 8-character name of the connected auxiliary component can be entered into memory, and will appear as you cycle through the sources.

CD Changer Controls

IP-Bus System Controls: The DEH-P5800MP is equipped with IP-Bus control, which allows you to connect and control other Pioneer components. You can add a multi-disc CD changer, a satellite radio receiver, an auxiliary input adapter, or an iPod adapter.

CD Changer Controls: You can add an IP-Bus-compatible 6-disc or 12-disc Pioneer CD changer, and control it from the head unit. It is also compatible with Pioneer's 50-disc changer.

  • 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.
  • Direct Disc Selection: You can directly select discs 1-6 by pressing the corresponding button number on the front panel or remote. Discs 7-12 can be selected by pressing and holding the corresponding button number, such as button 1 for disc 7, etc.

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.

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