Disc Changer Controls
Remote Control Functions
DFS Alarm Features
receiver is equipped with a 45 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
provided sets of preamp outputs.
Display: This unit's display is a bright, easy to read
full dot matrix display that is capable of showing 3-dimensional images. The
display is easily viewed from all angles and it's brightness can be set
according to lighting conditions or personal preference.
You can select the display brightness from 0-31.
Display Modes: The display may be set to show a 10-band spectrum
analyzer ("Level Indicator)", a 3-dimensional rotating cityscape
("Movie Screen Mode 1") or a 3-dimensional planet and satellite motion
display ("Movie Screen Mode 2").
The faceplate is motorized for convenient access to the CD loading slot (located
behind the face).
Illumination: The frequency, station list, CD track/time and track list
are displayed in blue. The select buttons guide, clock, source names and source
icons illuminate in green. Along the bottom of the display is a row of orange
icons including a loudness icon, a subwoofer icon and EQ curve icons (the EQ
curve icons show the frequency response characteristic of each curve, except the
"CUSTOM" curve). The
buttons are backlit with green illumination, and there is a ring of blue
illumination around the rotary volume control.
Dimming: When the illumination
wire of this unit is connected to the headlamp circuit of your vehicle, and you
turn your lights on, the display will dim to a preset level. The display
brightness is not affected by the vehicle's dimmer control.
and rear preamp outputs
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 0 to 15. 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.
This feature gives you a
3-Band Parametric EQ with Selectable Q Factor. You may select a low (40, 80, 100
or 160Hz), mid (200, 500, 1k or 2kHz) and high frequency (3k, 8k, 10k or 12kHz)
to boost or cut. The Q factor (slope of the boost or cut) may be selected from
one of the following four options: 2N (narrow/steep), 1N, 1W and 2W (wide/least
steep). 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. A
different "CUSTOM" curve can be set into memory for each source; the
built-in CD player and optional CD changer are considered a single source, so they
would share the same "CUSTOM" EQ curve.
model has "POWERFUL", "NATURAL", "VOCAL",
"CUSTOM", "EQ FLAT" and "SUPER BASS" preset EQ
curves. The "CUSTOM" curve is one that you create and is stored in
memory. There's an EQ curve display in the left hand portion of the display that
shows the frequency response characteristic of each curve (except the
"CUSTOM" curve; the displayed curve does not change with the settings
you make to the custom curve).
Rear Speaker Output
Modes: The rear speaker wires can be used to power a full range speaker
("Full Range output") or a subwoofer. If you switch the rear speaker
lead setting to "Sub woofer output", you can connect a subwoofer
directly to the rear speaker leads without using an external amplifier.
unit is equipped with a user selectable high-pass filter for the front and rear
speaker and preamp outputs. The filter may be turned on or off and can be set to
50Hz, 80Hz or 125Hz. The high-pass filter is not to be used when the F.I.E.
function is on (see below for more on F.I.E.).
Image Enhancer) with Selectable Cutoff Frequency: Enhances
the front image by cutting mid and high range frequencies to the rear speakers
(and the rear preamp outputs), limiting their output to low range frequencies.
You may select a cutoff frequency of 100, 160 or 250Hz.
can select "Low", "Mid" or "High" for different
levels of loudness compensation.
Adjustment (SLA): This
function prevents radical leaps in volume when switching between sources. To use
this function, you compare the volume level of the sources (AM, CD/CD changer,
AUX) to the FM level, then you adjust the sources level to match that heard when
listening to FM. Since the reference level is based on the FM volume, SLA is not
possible on FM.
of the functions in the Functions Menu may be memorized for each source (tuner,
built-in CD player and multi-CD player) for control by the PGM button. In tuner
mode, the PGM button may be set to turn best stations memory on/off or turn the
local mode on/off. For the built-in CD player, the PGM button may be set to turn
the pause, repeat play or random play functions on/off. For an optional CD
changer, the PGM button may be set to turn the pause, repeat play or random play
functions on/off, enter the disc list mode or access ITS memory.
This unit is
equipped with a Supertuner III tuner.
RDS Functions: RDS
is used by some FM stations as a means of transmitting
broadcast information. RDS can be constantly updated by any FM station which use
it. RDS allows you to access the following functions:
(Program type) Function: Allows
you to seek tune only stations with the desired type of programming. The
programming is broken down into: 1) News, 2) Information, 3) Sports, 4)
Talk, 5) Rock, 6) Classic Rock, 7) Adult Hits, 8) Soft Rock, 9) Top 40, 10)
Country, 11) Oldies, 12) Soft, 13) Nostalgia, 14) Jazz, 15) Classical, 16)
R&B, 17) Soft R&B, 18) Language, 19) Religious Music, 20) Religious
Talk, 21) Personality, and 22) Public.
- TA (Traffic
Announcement Standby): Lets you receive traffic announcements
automatically regardless of which source you are listening to. When an
announcement begins, the volume adjusts automatically to a level which you
preset. This function can be turned on/off.
- TA Seek:
Automatically searches for and receives stations currently broadcasting
- PTY Alarm: Automatically
lets you hear broadcasts of emergency announcements regardless of the source
you are listening to.
- Radio Text:
This unit can display Radio Text data which some RDS stations transmit, for
example, the name of the song being played and the name of the artist. The
last 3 Radio Text broadcasts can be memorized and recalled by the unit.
CD Text Display:
This unit can display disc titles, disc artist names, track titles and
track artist names for CDs encoded with CD Text. Text longer than 20 characters
can be scrolled by pressing the display button for 2 seconds or longer.
This receiver is equipped
with Pioneer's proprietary Supertuner III, which provides excellent AM and FM
Gain Control): The
built-in CD player is equipped with AGC for optimum tracking performance. Each
time you insert a CD, AGC makes 7 different adjustments to optimize playback for
that CD. AGC constantly adjusts the unit to improve the player's ability to play
poorly manufactured discs and compensate for the dust and dirt that builds up on
the laser optics as the unit ages.
CD Insert Auto
unit is off and a CD is inserted it will automatically turn on and play the CD.
The CD player has a pause
feature, which also works for CDs played in optional Pioneer CD changers.
You can store titles for
up to 48 discs (when using a compatible Pioneer CD changer this increases to a
total maximum of 100 discs). Each title may be up to 10 letters long.
This unit will play prerecorded CDs and finalized CD-Rs. The unit reviewed by
Crutchfield played a CD-RW disc, but Pioneer does not claim compatibility with
CD-RW discs. Results with CD-RW discs will vary depending on the quality of the
discs; there are audio CD-RW discs that this unit will not play.
you to input a title for the AUX input function; item 130CDRB10 (or item
130CDRB20), sold separately, is required to use the AUX input feature.
Mutes audio 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 wire) of
If the faceplate is not removed within 5 seconds after the ignition is turned
off, a warning tone will sound. This function can be turned off.
Changer Control Features
- Disc skip (forward
- Track skip
search) (forward and reverse)
- Direct Disc
Access for discs 1-12
- Disc number
search for 50-Disc changer: this
is a rough search which allows you to directly access discs in 10 disc
blocks, after which you skip to the disc in that particular block
Repeat, Disc Repeat and Multi-CD player Repeat (magazine repeat)
random play or magazine random play (tracks may be played more than once)
- Scan Play:
scan (plays 10 seconds of each track on the disc) and magazine scan (plays
10 seconds of the first track on each disc)
(Instant Track Selection): up
to 24 tracks per disc can be programmed into memory for up to 100 discs
- Disc Title
of up to 10 characters each con be entered into memory for up to 100 discs
- Disc Title
you to display disc titles you have input and select from the title list to
play desired disc
- CD Text
used with a CD Text capable Pioneer CD changer, this unit will display the
title of CD Text encoded discs that are played in the changer. Note: When
playing a CD Text disc on a CD text compatible changer, you cannot switch to
the DISC Title Input mode.
- CD Sound
Quality Adjustment: includes
the "COMP" and "DBE" functions. The "COMP"
function may be set to one of two levels or off; this 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" (dynamic bass emphasis) boosts bass frequencies; the DBE
function may be set to one of two levels or off. NOTE: For
these features to work, the CD changer must support COMP and DBE functions!
NOTE: You cannot use
the "Ejecting a Single Disc", "Frequency Play",
"Music Group Play", or "ABC Disc Title Search" functions
with this unit.
Remote Dimensions: (L=5.145", W=1.441",
- ATT (Mute) button:
reduces volume by 90%.
- Volume +/-
- PGM button:
Initially set to pause CD playback and activate best stations memory;
operation depends on source and the source specific function programmed for
the PGM button.
- Cursor buttons
(up/down/left/right): Used for track/station seek, and to set levels
- Function button:
Cycles through functions which allow you to set best station memory, local
mode, CD track scan, CD pause, repeat, random etc. Also allows you to access
the station list and track list functions.
- Audio Button:
Allows you to access EQ/Loud/SLA/fader/FIE
button: Cycles through tuner bands and allows you to exit from menu.
- Source Button:
This unit is also
compatible with Pioneer's steering wheel remote (item 130CDSR77).
(Detachable Face Security) Alarm Features
- At least one relay
(item 120E5000) will be needed to operate all alarm functions. A relay is
needed for the alarm output wire to control a siren, horn, or flashing
lights; if you do not want to use the alarm output wire, no relay is
- The DFS Alarm
feature is defeatable. If you do not want to use the alarm feature at all,
no alarm wires need be connected.
The alarm is
- opening a door and
failing to put the face on the unit before the user selectable "Entry
Delay Time" (0, 5, 15, 30, 45 or 60 seconds) runs out
- opening a door and
failing to insert and turn the ignition key from "OFF" to
"ON" within the "Entry Delay Time"
triggered, the alarm can respond in two ways:
- An alternating two
tone output can be sent to the car speakers (this feature is defeatable).
The level of output sent to the speakers is adjustable. The same tone can be
heard from the unit itself, but its volume is low and unaffected by
the volume setting made in the alarm menu.
- The alarm can
trigger a horn, siren, or parking lights relay (not included). The alarm
will send a pulsed output to the relay.
disarming the alarm:
- The alarm will
disarm when the face is placed on the unit before the user selectable
"Entry Delay Time" runs out.
- The alarm may be
disarmed by inserting the key into the ignition and turning the key from
"off" to "on" before the "Entry Delay Time"
Alarm wires: There
are two alarm wires (white/yellow and brown). The wires are in the same harness
as the speaker and power wires.
white/yellow wire is to be connected to factory door pin switch wiring (by
selecting the appropriate setting in the alarm menu, the white wire will
respond to ground output pin switches or 12V output switches).
- Brown wire:
The brown wire is
made to send a pulsed 12V output to a siren, horn or lights relay (not
included) when the alarm is triggered. A relay is required if
this feature is to be used.
Illumination/Clock Display: When
the clock has been given display priority, pressing and holding the source
button turns off audio output, but the clock/calendar display and face/button
illumination remain on. When
the clock/calendar display is deactivated, the unit is off and both power leads
are receiving power, turning the dash lights on will activate the button
illumination (as long as the illumination lead has been connected). To
turn the unit off completely, power must be removed from the accessory power
(red) lead. Even when the clock has not been given display priority, the red
accessory power wire of this unit should be connected to a source of switched