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. The display is 160 x 48 pixels.
Entertainment Display Modes:
You can choose from the following
Entertainment Display Modes:
- Background Visual/Picture: In Background Visual
mode, you can select one of the following background visuals: Background Visual 1
(random hexagonal shapes), Background Visual 2 (rotating wavy lines),
Background Picture 1 (hurricane), or Background Picture 2 (wires and plugs),
Background Picture 3 (pistons), Background Picture 4 (rows and stacks),
Background Picture (camels), or Entertainment Off (black background).
- Spectrum Analyzer
- Level Meter
- Sound Pulse Meter
- Battery Voltage: The
battery voltage is displayed digitally and on an analog meter.
Clock: In Entertainment
Clock mode, the unit displays the clock with a moving pendulum in the
- Movie Screen:
Screen mode, you can select one of the following movie screens: Movie Screen
1 (surfing with swimming dolphins) or Movie Screen 2 (Formula 1 auto racing).
Movie Screens are like screen savers, and occupy the entire display a second
or two after a button is pressed.
When Ever Scroll is set to On, CD text or iPod information scrolls continuously in the
display. When turned off, the information scrolls only once.
Brightness: The display brightness can be
adjusted from 0 to 15.
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.
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. When the unit is turned off
with the ignition on, the Feature Demo Mode is activated. The Feature Demo Mode
displays the unit's different features and capabilities using moving graphics.
Both demo modes can be temporarily canceled with a single button push, or turned
off in the Initial Settings menu.
Rotary Commander: The large
rotary knob on the front panel is a 7-way control that can operate about 90% of
the unit's functions and features. The knob can be rotated clockwise and
counterclockwise, pressed in, and tilted up, down, left, and right. This feature
allows you to easily scroll through files and folders on your MP3/WMA/AAC CDs as
well as a connected iPod (via the optional iPod adapter).
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-P6800MP 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
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.
iTunes AAC Playback:
The DEH-P6800MP can play
CDs with AAC files ripped using Apple's iTunes Media Player Version 4.8 and
earlier. This unit can play AAC files recorded on CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW discs
in ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, and Romeo formats. AAC files with a
transmission rate from 16-320 kbps are supported.
Note: This unit can
play "unprotected" AAC files ripped into iTunes, but it cannot play the
"DRM-protected" AAC files downloaded from the online iTunes Music Store.
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
Front Panel Auxiliary Input:
This unit has a 2.5mm sub-mini jack auxiliary input located on the bottom edge
of the motorized front panel. This AUX 1 input must be turned on in the Initial
Settings menu before it can be selected as a source. Once AUX 1 is selected as a
source, you can change the source display of the input to any 8 character name.
A second auxiliary device can be connected to this unit when an optional adapter
is connected to the IP-Bus connector on the rear panel. This auxiliary input
(known as AUX 2) must also be turned on, and an 8-character name for the input
can be stored in memory. See below for more information on the 2nd Auxiliary
2nd Auxiliary Input Ready:
In addition to the front panel sub-mini jack Aux input (AUX 1), you can connect
a second auxiliary component by connecting 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.
EEQ (Easy EQ):
The DEH-P6800MP is equipped with a 7-band graphic EQ with the following center
frequencies: 50Hz, 125Hz, 315Hz, 800Hz, 2kHz, 5kHz, and 12.5kHz. In addition,
there are 6 preset EQ
Powerful, Super Bass, Vocal, Natural, Custom 1, Custom 2, and EQ Flat. You
can adjust the equalizer curve of the Powerful, Super Bass, Vocal, and Natural
presets between -6 and +6. With Custom 1 or Custom 2, you can independently
adjust the level of each band from -6 to +6. The Flat preset cannot be adjusted.
Selectable Loudness Levels:
Loudness compensates for deficiencies in the low and high frequencies at low
volumes. You can choose from three levels of
- Low: +3.5dB (100Hz), +3dB
- Mid: +10dB (100Hz), +6.5dB
- High: +11dB (100Hz), +11dB
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, 63, 80, 100, or 125 Hz). Only frequencies
higher than those in the selected range are output through the speakers.
The unit has a pair of dedicated non-fading RCA subwoofer outputs. This output
can be turned on or off. When turned on, this output has a
selectable 18dB/octave low-pass filter with a cutoff frequencies of 50, 63, 80,100, or 125Hz, phase adjustment (normal/reverse), and output level (+6
Rear Channel/Subwoofer Output: The rear pair of preamp outputs are located
on a 6" pigtail, and can be set to
full range output with full fading capability, or a non-fading
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 each
rear speaker lead directly to a small subwoofer without an external amplifier or to a dual 4-ohm voice coil sub.
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.
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.
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.
Confirmation Tones: The receiver emits an audible beep tone each time a
button is pressed. These function confirmation tones cannot be turned off.
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.
Security: This unit
features a motorized "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 are supplied for
making the face non-detachable, if desired. A hard plastic face case
is included with this unit.
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
comes with a wireless remote control (CXC5717). The remote allows you to control
the volume, switch between sources, pause the CD, change the display, and adjust
the audio. In addition, the numeric keypad on the remote allows you to select
tracks and radio presets directly. The attenuator button allows you to quickly lower the volume by about
90%, a function that cannot be performed from the front panel.
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
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
TV Tuner/DVD Control: You can
connect and control with this unit an external TV tuner, or a single or
multi-disc DVD player, through the IP-Bus connection. It is compatible with the
Pioneer GEX-P5700TV TV Tuner (130P5700TV), the SDV-P7 single disc DVD player,
and the XDV-P90 6-disc DVD/CD changer.
CD Changer Controls
IP-Bus System Controls: The
DEH-P6800MP 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.
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.
Display: When used with a CD Text-compatible Pioneer CD changer, this unit will display the titles of CD Text
encoded discs that are played in the changer. When playing a CD Text disc on a
CD Text compatible changer, you cannot switch to the Disc Title Input mode. CD
Text disc titles, artist names and track titles longer than 8 characters may be
scrolled to reveal the entire string of text.
Quality Adjustment: Using the "COMP"
(compression) and "DBE" (dynamic bass emphasis) functions, you can adjust the
playback quality of the changer. Each function may be set to one of two levels
or off. The "COMP" function compresses the audio
signal to eliminate distortions caused by the imbalances between the loudest and
softest sounds when played at high volumes. The "DBE" function boosts bass
frequencies to give your music a more full sound.
For these functions to work, they must be supported by the Pioneer CD