Display: The OEL display
features incredible brightness, clear readability, wide-angle viewing and
full-motion 3D graphics. Because OEL creates its own electroluminescent light,
its brightness is resistant to washing out in sunlight.
Display Modes: You may select one of the
following 9 Entertainment Display Modes: Background Visual 1 (moving
squiggly lines), Background Visual 2 (sphere
bouncing up a spiral staircase), Background Visual 3 (moving merry-go-round),
Background Visual 4 (moving grids), Level Indicator 1 (two analog VU meters),
Level Indicator 2 (two hexagonal level meters), Movie
Screen 1 (off-road racing), Movie Screen 2 (person wakeboarding), or
Entertainment Clock (clock with moving shapes in the background).
The display brightness can be adjusted from 0 to 15.
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.
Operation: In Operation Mode 2, four of the
head unit's keys become "soft keys". As you navigate the head unit's
menu system, the "soft key" functions change as indicated on the
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
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
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 (3.15k, 8k, 10k or
12.5kHz) 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
Selectable 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 2.5kHz, 4kHz, 6.3kHz or 10kHz. The bass and treble controls have
an adjustment range of -6 to +6.
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.
You can select "Low", "Mid" or "High" for
different levels of loudness compensation.
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.
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.
In addition to the front and rear 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.
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.
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.
of up to 10 characters each can be entered into memory for up to 48 discs. When
a compatible changer is connected, titles of up to 10 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 off
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.
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.
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.
of up to 10 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
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
When the Time Display has been turned on, pressing and
holding the source button turns off audio output, but the clock display remains
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 is "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 illuminates.
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.