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Pioneer DEH-P80MP

CD receiver with MP3 / WMA playback
Features deep blue OEL display

Item #: 130DEHP80M

25 Reviews

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Original Price: $299.99

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You can sum up the brilliance of Pioneer's DEH-P80MP CD receiver in one word: wow. It's a receiver unlike any out there, a thrilling combination of eye-catching design and ear-pleasing performance. In short, it's the ideal receiver. Like we said — wow.

It all starts out with the advanced, deep blue Organic EL display on the motorized, fold-down faceplate, which comes standard with two screensaver movies, two styles of level indicator, four background animations, and two background pictures. Better yet: you can upload your own custom screensavers and pictures via CD-R to make the display truly your own. Your passengers will be blown away!

Like many advanced receivers, the DEH-P80MP plays MP3 and WMA files you've loaded on disc. Unlike most, the DEH-P80MP features a 7-way rotary commander, which helps you flip through your files and folders at lightning speed, so you can find the tracks you want as quickly as possible.

To ensure that all your musical sources sound spectacular, Pioneer outfitted the DEH-P80MP with a MOSFET60 internal amplifier, which pumps out your tunes at a jaw-dropping 27 watts RMS (by four channels). Your music will sound bolder and more robust than ever before!

Easy EQ also stands at the ready, letting you apply one of five preset EQ curves or design your own curve with the 3-band parametric EQ. You can then boost the curve you choose with EQ-EX. Sound Focus EQ, meanwhile, has the ability to center the soundstage toward the front of the car, where you're sitting. High- and low-pass filters help you send the right frequencies to the right speakers, maximizing system performance.

If you're looking to expand your system, the DEH-P80MP has your back. Built-in satellite radio controls let you connect a compatible tuner and dive into everything that satellite radio has to offer (XM or SIRIUS tuner, antenna, and subscription required). And three sets of 4-volt preamp outputs are just begging for you to add external amplifiers to get even more oomph out of your system. For convenient operation, a wireless remote is also included.

Product Highlights:

  • CD receiver with built-in MOSFET60 amplifier (27 watts RMS/60 peak x 4 channels)
  • motorized, detachable, fold-down face
  • Organic EL display with two screensavers, two level indicators, four background animations, and two background pictures
  • seven-way rotary commander for system control and file navigation
  • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA files
  • Easy EQ — five preset EQ curves with 3-band tone adjustment and EQ-EX
  • Sound Focus EQ
  • selectable high-pass filters on the front and rear speaker outputs
  • 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)
  • 4-volt front, rear, and subwoofer preamp outputs
  • Supertuner IIID
  • 18 FM/6 AM presets
  • clock
  • 10-key wireless remote
  • 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.

Pioneer DEH-P80MP Reviews

Average Customer Review:

25 Reviews

Awsome head uinit!

Written by: TO_LOCKSMITH from Toronto, ON. on March 3, 2009

This offering from Pioneer is more than most discerning mobile audio enthusiast could ask for in a head unit. It offers more 4 channel power ( Built in 240W MOSFET AMPLIFIER 60W x 4 channels ) than you need to cause permanent hearing loss and incredibly easy to use subwoofer controls to allow gain and crossover tuning from the drivers seat, where optimally you really want to tune from. When designing a great audio experience I always advise to start with a great head unit, this is one I would recommend to anyone wanting great sound and lots of power, without the expense or complication of multiply components.

Pros: lots of power control and user functions. Many options for Auxiliary input from various devices, laptops DVD players, IPOD what ever!

Cons: If you are a car audio sales or install tech your customer may be so satisfied with this unit, they may not upgrade for a while!

I bought this deck for one of my service vehicles to upgrade from the stock head unit and I was blown away! Now my service truck sounds like nightclub and I am never bothered to be stuck in traffic!




Written by: Nick from Pittsburgh, PA on August 25, 2008

This head unit allows for great expansion into multiple amps, subs and speakers. It is easy to use once you get on how to use the rotary selector.
The problem is that the info doesn't keep scrolling and the display is limited.

Also if you remove the faceplate alot the electrical connectons will dull and then teh Head Unit won't work!.. But I have had mine for 3 years and it
works still. It is bright and a great producer of sound!!!.. Strongly recommend.



Pioneer DEH-P80MP

Written by: Skeetz from Westchester, NY on January 29, 2006

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is the second Pioneer HU that I have gone through. My main complaint with the first one was that the sound was mediocre and the display was difficult with respect to finding things on my ipod, and descriptions on satelite.

First: This unit is much more powerfull, and clean with the sound that it produces.

Second: I like it that the wheel in the middle works like the ipod wheel does. Once you get it, you get it.

However, why would they only use the far right hand side of the screen for information, and why wouldn't everything scroll all the time? The IPOD info and the SIRIUS info do not scroll constantly the way I hoped they would. The manner to search folders isn't great, but once you get used to the wheel, it is allright. Dear Pioneer: I know you are really excited to have graphics on the screen, but most of us eventually will want to turn them off. When we do, it would be nice to have all of the info (chanel, artist, song, album, etc..) scroll non-stop across the whole screen, not just the right half of the screen.



Great sound and power. Lack of controls on face annoying.

Written by: gh1138 from Mt. Juliet, TN on January 19, 2006

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If you want a powerful HU w/out an external amp, this is it. If you want common controls on the face, keep looking.

I love this HU. I wanted a display with lots of info on the screen, and I wanted strong sound w/out an external amp. It delivers!

I matched it with Boston Acoustics S95 6x9s and S65RC 6.5s in the rear of my Titan. The HU puts out 27 watts RMS, and the speakers are rated at 35 watts. They sound great together.

CDs play excellently. No problems with CDs, Rs, or RWs. Rs take a few seconds when inserted, but once read, MP3s load quickly, and access between tracks is fast. RW discs take longer to read initially, thereafter, file access is quick. You have options for displaying title, folder, etc.

XM sounds good. I paired it with the GEX-P920XM tuner. I like the tuner, but the HU wont scroll the display for XM. You can set it to display category, artist, song, etc.

Supertuner is mediocre. I listen to low-power public radio. My factory HU was underpowered, maybe I just didnt hear the imperfections. With XM, I don't listen to FM much anymore.

GRIPES: 1) The display fades in sunlight. With polarized glasses, it vanishes. 2) Without the remote, it's annoying to pause a CD. Likewise for repeat. 3) I've never liked Pioneer ATT function. With HUs power, even with ATT on, the sound is still distracting. 4) No preset buttons on the face. You use the remote or knob. 5) The dimmer function is not useful. It only dims the screen. At night, you still have bright buttons and light from the control knob glaring at you.

Despite my gripes, I recommend this unit unless you're dead set on having common controls on face.



Great Deck

Written by: Projectpt18 from Flushing, MI on January 12, 2006

2005 Jeep Wrangler
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I just got this deck a few days ago. The install was a breeze with the free supplies they give you. The switch to turn it from 40W to 60W was under the sleeve which came already on the cd player itself, which was a pain as i thought i was just blind and couldnt see it. Sounds awesome on my factory speakers so far but im putting in kenwood excelons tomorrow so that should make a big ol' difference. The graphics so far havent been bad at all and i dont see what the fuss is about. It hasnt taken long to learn how to work it so i would rate it very user friendly. For that price there's no reason you shouldnt buy this if you want good sound with a great display.



Pioneer DEH-P80MP

Written by: Kenny Cox from Cocoa Beach, Fl on January 9, 2006

I originally purchase this unit about 8 months ago, after about 4 months of having it installed in my truck my Logic Soundlabs amplifier somehow burnt out the preamp out puts so I had it sent it to get repaired and when I got it back they said it wasn't repairable so I got a brand new one but then about 1 month ago the tuner burnt out on it now it is again sent in to get repaired. I'm not sure if I'm just that hard on it or if Pioneer is as bad as I think. I will never invest money in pioneer again. I love the sound quality and the features, it is very user friendly but not worth the trouble AT ALL.




Written by: P from MILWAUKEE,WI on January 9, 2006




Awesome Deck!!!

Written by: Terrell from West Point,MS on December 21, 2005

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This unit is GREAT.The sound is excellent.All of the animations are outstanding.If you want a great head unit,then this is the one.Don't let the big "knob" scare you.Once you learn the menus,it's very easy to use. This is by far the best deck I have ever owned.



good reciever but bad design

Written by: shawn from madison, wisonsin on December 13, 2005

i am always a fan of pionner car audio in the past..but not this time. i am giving this unit 2 stars. One for sound qualty, one for the many option it offer. It loses 3 stars because of its poorly design, lack of GUI and control.

the button 1-6 havent been elimated on the face and replace it on the remote which i thought it is a bad idea. in order to get direct acess to radio stations you have to use the remote. Why if u lose the remote? Then u are out of luck, this mean that you have to go through several steps to get to the station u want. The volume knob should be smaller and should not be located in the center of the face. (I perfer either to the left or right like the old model) This cause the unit to have a lot of gaps which make the screen smaller, plain, and ulgy looking. Texts are pretty large and cover most of the screen. i dont like how the screen changes from dark to bright every 5 sec, which is very annoying especially when driving at night.

there is a lot of steps involved in order to get to what u want to go with so few buttons.

overall this unit is exellent if you are into sounds, power and a fan of pioneer.

otherwise if u are into looks, then choose different brand.



Awesome radio

Written by: Kyle from Beulaville, NC on October 11, 2005

First off this radio is by far the best ive had and I have had a few. Clarion, Alpine, Kenwood, and Pioneer. Everything is easy to use and clear to read even in the bright daylight. The pesky bright to dim changes it makes at night can be changed by turning the player off completely by holding the src button down and then pressing the band button one time. Then you just power the unit back on and it is like normal. If you take the time to read the manual and play with it a little you will find that this radio can be quite impressive.



Pioneer DEH-P80MP

Written by: Jeff from Nashville, TN on August 22, 2005

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

First off, if you care about sound quality this is an excellent unit. Probably one of the best sounding I have ever heard, especially when paired with good speakers. But I had to take points off for the design of the radio. This unit is not very intuitive, prepare to spend a lot of time reading the manual to figure out simple tasks. And the big knob looks cool, but I find it much easier to control using the remote. My biggest gripe is the display though, it constantly changes from dim to bright making it very distracting when driving at night. This alone made me return this unit for something more conventional. If you are really into gadgets and like a lot of flash, this would be a great unit. If you are like me, however, and want something a little easier to use and less showy I would pick a different unit.



Pioneer DEH-P80MP

Written by: nabeel from new york on August 2, 2005

it's a great player, easy to install, display looks great.
a couple of grips though..
1) your hand can get in the way of the display when turning the knob, so it gets a little annoying, but the remote is your friend.
2) menus are a little clumsy
3) the list function takes you all the way back to the beginning each time
4) you can't skip tracks via mp3 name (it shows up a second or 2 later, so you can quickly browse through the mp3 files) you have to use the list function, but that would be perfect if it didnt reset back to the first track.

otherwise, great player! its a keeper.



Pioneer DEH-P80MP

Written by: James from Pa on July 1, 2005

2005 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

A great headunit. Still have it set to 40 watts being that the factory speakers are still installed. The sound is still great however new speakers will be coming soon. It is powerful enough that it doesn't require an additional amp which is great if working with limited space.

Setup in my 2005 F150 couldn't have been easier. Wiring and installation took about 30 minutes. Money well saved and it installs cleanly with the equipment provided by Crutchfield. The menu takes a while to get used to and setting the clock is on page 54 of the manual :) The mp3 player is a bonus never again will I deal with a cd changer. An all around excellent unit.



Pioneer DEH-P80MP

Written by: Jay from Alaska on June 12, 2005

I was considering this deck and an Alpine deck. What I was concerned about was the look of this Pioneer deck, from the pictures it seems so lopsided with the big grey area on the left and the display on the right. However after seeing it in person it looks much more balanced and clean.

I combined it with a sirius tuner and new infinity speakers in my F150 it was an easy fit and looks beautiful. I remembered reading a review telling me to switch it to the 60w setting before installing it. Also don't forget to reset the deck when after installing and testing the speakers. I was having a weird problem with getting the Sirius to work but after reading the manual and using the reset switch everything works perfectly!

Everyone who looks at this deck mentions how different and beautiful it is from other decks.



great unit for the money

Written by: Mike from Stow Ohio on June 1, 2005

2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser

love this unit, great sound, great tuning options, easy to use volume knob. Love the visuals and the blue screen. what i dont care for is having to go into the complex menu for every setting. otherwise this is a perfect unit



Pioneer DEH-P80MP

Written by: Kevin from San Antonio, Texas on May 30, 2005

2000 Ford Expedition
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Monster stereo system. Beautiful displays with full quality sound. You won't be dissatisfied with the product.



This Pioneer kicks butt and takes names

Written by: Sammy from NYC, NY on May 20, 2005

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This pioneer is a top of the line receiver. It has a ton of options and the display, wow, what a bright blue display. Even the screensavers are cool. I have this receiver hooked up to 4 pioneer speakers and a 520w amp and 2 subs. My system is sick sick sick. The Pioneer DEH-P80MP is the best receiver around right now.



What I got myself into with this Pioneer DEH-P80MP

Written by: Gibson1409 from Waldorf, MD on May 6, 2005

Purchase Pioneer DEH-P80MP two week ago for my sports car, had Sony Xplod CDX MS - - - that quit on me. Purchase the Pioneer and the sound and the feature, where great and exciting, the problem is now, have to replace all speakers, kicking / playing the system so hard, that the system destroys the infinity speakers, that have in the car front and back with crossovers, the system kicks. The remote is user friendly to get the favor and sound you want quick. But make sure you have some speaker to handle this system, plus have Rockford amp Punch 400 (HA HAA). You will not be disappointed with the Pioneer. Cost is little much more, then Sony but you have the option for (SIRUS or XM sat radio). So treat your self too great system for car.

PS recommend upgrade the speakers, if you have not.



A Quality Pioneer Product

Written by: Todd Bierbaum from DeFuniak Springs, FL on April 22, 2005

1998 Dodge Dakota
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I have owned 3 Pioneer head-units over the years and none have disappointed, this one also holds true to that history. Only two things kept me from giving it a 5 of 5. One was that at night the display can be bright even with the dimmer turned on. As a matter of fact there is only a minimal difference between dimmer on and off. Also, the receiver eye for the remote seems to be mounted to the right of the unit. I find myself extending my arm into the passenger seat to obtain reliable operation. This head unit follows in the Pioneer tradition of great looks, intuitive interface, and excellent quality. I'm very happy.



what an awesome headunit!!

Written by: jasyn from los angeles, california on April 15, 2005

i have a 2003 BMW 330i with the Harmon Kardon system upgarde. what sold me was this player looked sleek & the 60W output. the Harmon Kardon speaker system is one great upgrade compared to stock, but it was awful in my car and i couldn't figure out why. i figured that since my OEM business cd player wouldn't play my burnt cd's because it skipped on all of them that I would change the headunit out. when i put this player in, i could FINALLY feel the power of the Harmon Kardon system. i have it on 40W right now and this is my review. it is a must get. it isn't hard to learn not one bit. the functional turn knob is a plus because it is easy access.



Great Receiver by Pioneer

Written by: Eric from Raleigh, NC on April 1, 2005

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I just put to rest my stock receiver and replaced it with this awesome receiver by Pioneer. Many great functions that are easily accessed with the control knob. Now, I am eagerly awaiting the infinity speakers to complete the sound experience....



Awesome Unit

Written by: Laji from Houston, TX on March 21, 2005

This is an awesome head unit.

Pioneer's awesome OEL display. Does not wash out in the sun.
7 way rotary knob has an upscale feel to it. You control most of the unit's functions with it.
You can adjust the unit's output from 60x4 to 40x4 and vice versa.
Reprogrammable OEL display.
Lifetime support from Crutchfield.

A little pricey.



Pioneer DEH-P80MP

Written by: Angel from Las Vegas, NV on March 18, 2005

One of the best Stereo's that Pioneer has made, it was a great buy, and I would recommend it to anyone. Is easy to control the many features it comes with, great sound control and the best part is, you can personalize it which ever way you like.



If you are considering Alpine, consider this as well...

Written by: wolf from HERNDON VA on March 2, 2005

This is one powerful HU. With the built in MOSFET amps, one does not need an ext amp for the mids/highs. The preouts are a plus as well- 6volts cannot be beat! The display and menu setup are both well-though out. I love this HU, and with all the sound adjustments provided, I would place it next to Alpines.... Both have an untarnished name when it comes to heads... Of all this, what do I have to say bad? Well, it seems the head itself is causing ground loops when using 2 or more of the 3 sets of preouts. Majority of the noise was eliminated, however, by simply grounding one of the RCA jackets @ amplifier gndng pt.



Great Reciever!

Written by: Brian from North Carolina on February 4, 2005

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is a great buy for the money. All the features work greater than expected, with the only drawbacks being the many menu's and sub menus that you often have to go through to set audio levels. Otherwise, the motorized face plate is really sturdy, and sound quality (both CD, Radio and MP3) are EXCELLENT. MP3 load times are EXTREMELY short, and the subwoofer output level is strong... A great buy!!



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What's in the box?

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  • AM/FM/CD/Changer controller receiver
  • Sleeve
  • Face
  • Hard face case
  • Trim ring
  • Wiring harness (has in-line fuse resistor/two 10A fuses and two noise filters)
  • Preamp output harness
  • CXC2665 Wireless remote control
  • 1 CR2025 lithium battery (installed)
  • 2 Extraction keys
  • 1 Release pin
  • 1 Metal rear support strap
  • 1 Rubber bumper
  • 1 Rear support stud
  • 4 Pan head ISO-mount screws
  • 4 Countersunk ISO-mount screws
  • 1 Hex bolt
  • 2 Hex nuts
  • 1 Fixing screw
  • Operation Manual (English/French)
  • Installation Manual (English/French)
  • Warranty sheet
  • "About the demo mode" sheet
  • "Warning" sheet
  • Amplifier output switch note

Features and Specs

CEA-2006 Compliant No
RMS Power Output 27 watts
Peak Output 60 watts
RMS Power Bandwidth 50-15kHz
Preamp Outputs 6-channel
Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
Video Screen No
Preamp Voltage 4 volts
Display Color Organic EL
Key Button Color Blue
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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Deep Blue OEL Display: The deep blue OEL (Organic Electroluminescent) 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.

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 (pinball machine), Background Visual 2 (webbed tunnel with streaming light), Background Visual 3 (rotating illuminated shape), or Background Visual 4 (moving patterns of light).
  • Background Picture: In Background Picture mode, you can select one of the following background pictures: Background Picture 1 (horizontal bars) or Background Picture 2 (brick wall with graffiti).
  • Movie Screen: In Movie Screen mode, you can select one of the following movie screens: Movie Screen 1 (concert with dancing) or Movie Screen 2 (speedboat racing).
  • Level Meter: In Level Meter mode, you can select one of the following level meters: Level Meter 1 (two analog VU meters) or Level Meter 2 (two lines of light that move with the music).
  • Entertainment Clock: In Entertainment Clock mode, the unit displays the clock surrounded by moving shapes.

Custom Entertainment Displays: Using the free Pioneer OEL Screensaver Studio software, you can customize your display with your own background pictures or screensavers. Once the images are created, they can be copied to a CD-R. The CD-R can then be inserted into the DEH-P80MP and the images downloaded.

Note: The Pioneer OEL Screensaver Studio software can be downloaded from Pioneer's website.

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

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.

7-Way Rotary Commander: The 7-Way Rotary Commander is like a musical joystick, allowing you to control 90% of the unit's functions and features.

MOSFET 60 Higher Power: This receiver is equipped with a 60 watts x 4 (peak) MOSFET amplifier. Compared to conventional power supplies, the MOSFET amplification circuit is smaller and more efficient, and it delivers power with less distortion and absolutely zero on/off switching noise.

Note: Using the switch on the bottom of the chassis, you can set the amplifier output to 60 watts x 4 or 40 watts x 4.

Satellite Radio Tuner Compatible: This unit can control an optional Pioneer XM or SIRIUS tuner (sold separately).

Compatible with Optional TV Tuner: This head unit can control an optional Pioneer TV tuner (not supplied).

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.

EQ-EX: This feature allows you to boost the current EQ setting for even more powerful sound.

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 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 vehicle.

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.

Sound Focus 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.

Automatic Sound Levelizer (ASL): During driving, road noise in the car changes according to the driving speed and road conditions. The Automatic Sound Levelizer monitors the road noise and automatically increases the unit's volume level, if the road noise becomes greater. The sensitivity of this feature can be set to one of five levels (low, mid-low, mid, mid-high, or high).

Adjustable Loudness: You can select "Low", "Mid" or "High" for different levels of loudness compensation.

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.

High-pass Filter: 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.

Subwoofer/Non-fading Preouts: 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.

Rear Channel Output: You can choose to use the rear channel output (speaker and preout) for full-range speaker or subwoofer. If you select "subwoofer", you can connect a 4-ohm subwoofer directly to each rear speaker lead without using an external amplifier.

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 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: 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 completely.

Warning Tone: If the front panel is not detached from the head unit within four 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 10 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 14 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.

DVD Operation: This unit can control an optional Pioneer DVD player or DVD 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 remains on. When the Clock 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 Clock Display has been turned on. When power is supplied to both power wires and the illumination wire is not receiving voltage, nothing illuminates if the Clock Display has not been turned on and the unit is off. 

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.

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