Amplifier: This receiver is equipped with
a 50 watts x 4 (peak) MOSFET amplifier for low distortion and 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.
faceplate is motorized for convenient access to the CD loading slot, which is
located behind the face.
EL 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 its
brightness can be set according to lighting conditions or personal preference.
Brightness: The display brightness can be
adjusted from 0 to 31.
This unit is equipped with two basic displays, Form 1 and Form 2. In Form 1
mode, the unit only displays text information and the source icon, whereas Form
2 mode adds a selectable wallpaper background. In each mode, you can select
different Entertainment Display modes.
Display Modes: You may select one of the
following 5 Entertainment Display Modes: Movie Screen, Spectrum Analyzer,
Automatic Sound Levelizer, Background Visual, or Background Still Picture. In
Movie Screen mode, you can select one of the following 5 movie screens: Movie
1 (Formula 1 racing), Movie 2 (swimming dolphins), Movie 3 (moving light
pattern), Movie 4 (robots), or All (cycles through all of the movie screens
sequentially). In Spectrum Analyzer mode, you can choose from 4 different level
meter display patterns. In Automatic Sound Levelizer mode, the unit displays the
Automatic Sound Levelizer effect level. In
Background Visual mode, you can select one of the following 5 background
visuals: BGV 1 (two 3-dimensional Rubik's cubes in motion), BGV 2 (moving light
pattern), BGV 3 (moving squiggly lines), BGV 4 (two moving grids), or BGV 5 (two
3-dimensional spheres in motion). In
Background Still Picture mode, you can select one of the following 12 background
still pictures: BGP 1 (trees), BGP 2 (3-dimensional shapes), BGP 3 (Formula
1 race car), BGP 4 (nature scene), BGP 5
(textured pattern), BGP 6 (textured pattern), BGP 7 (mountains), BGP 8 (sea
shells), BGP 9 (swimming fish), BGP 10 (windsurfer), BGP 11 (snowboarder), or
BGP 12 (two rows of dots). Note: Background
Visual and Background Still Picture modes are not selectable when the unit is in
Form 2 mode.
Patterns: You can choose from three different
wallpaper patterns. Note: The
wallpaper patterns are not displayed when the unit
is in Form 1 mode.
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. In addition, the unit shows the different
Entertainment Display modes.
Operation: As you navigate the head unit's menu
system, the "soft key" functions change as indicated on the display.
These multipurpose "soft keys" help to
eliminate faceplate clutter.
(EEQ) Curves: This model has "SUPER
BASS", "POWERFUL", "NATURAL", "VOCAL",
"CUSTOM 1", "CUSTOM 2" and "FLAT" preset EQ
curves. The "CUSTOM" curves are ones that you create and store in
memory; a different "CUSTOM 1" curve may be set for each source, and
the "CUSTOM 2" curve is one that will be the same for all
13-Band EQ: The EQ allows you
to adjust the following frequencies: 50Hz, 80Hz, 125Hz, 200Hz, 315Hz, 500Hz,
800Hz, 1.25kHz, 2kHz, 3.15kHz, 5kHz, 8kHz, and 12.5kHz. Each frequency can be
adjusted from -6dB to +6dB in 1dB increments.
Digital Signal Processing: The digital
signal processing includes Sound Field Control, Octaver and BBE sound. Sound
Field Control incorporates four programs that reproduce the typical sound field
of a studio, club, concert hall, or dome. The Octaver feature emphasizes the
bass, allowing you to choose one of two levels. BBE sound processing technology
makes the music sound live. The highs are clearer, naturally brilliant and more
finely detailed. The lows are tight, well defined and harmonically rich.
Position Selector: One way to
assure a more natural sound is to clearly position the stereo image, putting you
right in the center of the sound field. The Position Selector function lets you
automatically adjust the speaker's output levels and inserts a delay time to
match the number and position of occupied seats. The result is a natural sound
regardless of where you are seated. You can select front seat left, front seat
right, front seats, or all seats.
Time Alignment: The time
alignment lets you adjust the distance between each speaker and the listening
position to match the type of car. You can choose one of the five following
types of cars: sedan, wagon, minivan, SUV, or custom. Custom is an adjusted time
alignment that you can create yourself.
Auto-Equalizer: Using the
supplied microphone, the auto-equalizer automatically measures your car's
interior acoustic characteristics, and then creates the auto-equalizer curve
based on that information.
Outputs: In addition to the front and rear preamp outputs, this unit
has one set of non-fading subwoofer preamp outputs. When set to "On",
the subwoofer outputs may be set for normal or reverse phase, 50Hz/63Hz/80Hz/100Hz/125Hz
low-pass output, and the level is user-selectable from +6 to -24.
Filters: When you don't want sound in the
subwoofer frequency range output from the front and rear speaker and preamp
outputs, you may activate the built-in high-pass filters. For the front and rear
high-pass filters, you may independently select a filter frequency of 50Hz,
63Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz or 125Hz.
Level 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 source 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.
XM Satellite Radio Tuner
Compatible: This unit can control the optional Pioneer XM tuner (sold
separately). The optional tuner will allow you to receive XM Satellite Radio. XM
Satellite Radio programming will feature up to 100 channels of digital-quality
music, news, talk, sports, entertainment, and children's programming. XM will
transmit these channels from its studios directly to consumers nationwide via
two high-powered commercial satellites. For monthly subscription fee, you will
be able to receive the XM signal in your car and home using small car
phone-sized antennas and XM-capable radios.
Volume Control: A rotary volume control
allows for easy volume level adjustment.
This unit is equipped with Pioneer's remarkable Supertuner III tuner, which
provides outstanding AM and FM performance.
Compatibility: This unit will play
prerecorded CDs, finalized CD-R discs, and finalized CD-RW discs.
display: This unit will display the titles
of CD Text encoded discs that are being played. When playing a CD Text disc, you
cannot switch to the Disc Title Input mode. CD Text disc titles, artist names
and track titles longer than 32 characters may be scrolled to reveal the entire
string of text.
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.
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.
Dimmer Feature (Illumination Wire
Info): When the illumination wire of this unit receives power and the dimmer
feature has been turned on, the display will dim to a preset level. 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.
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.
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.
Mute: 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.
Telephoning Function: By combining the optional
Pioneer hands free system kit (CD-HF1) with this unit, you can talk on the phone
while keeping your hands on the steering wheel. When
a call is made or received, sound from the system is muted automatically and the
voice of the person on the other end comes through the car speakers. The
telephone output of the hands free system connects to the "TEL
INPUT" on this unit, and the Mic
output of the hands free system connects to the "MIC INPUT" on this
unit. The "TEL INPUT" is a female threaded input and the "MIC
INPUT" is a female mini-jack input. Note: The "MIC INPUT"
cannot be used as an auxiliary input.
Warning Tone: If the detachable
face is not removed within 5 seconds of turning the ignition off, a warning tone
will sound. This feature can be turned On or Off.
Compatible with Optional TV Tuner:
This head unit can control an optional Pioneer TV tuner (not supplied).
Skip: Forward and reverse.
Skip: Forward and reverse.
Search: Audible forward and reverse
Disc Access: Discs 1-12 may be
accessed directly using the preset buttons.
Play: One-track Repeat, Disc Repeat
and Multi-CD player Repeat (magazine repeat).
Play: Disc random play or magazine
random play (tracks may be played more than once).
Play: Scan Play can only be used in
conjunction with Repeat Play. In Disc Repeat mode, the beginning of each
track on the selected disc is scanned for approximately 10 seconds. In
Multi-CD player Repeat mode, the beginning of the first track on each disc
is scanned for approximately 10 seconds.
(Instant Track Selection) Programming: The
ITS function can be used to program automatic playback of up to 24 tracks
per disc for up to 100 discs.
Title Memory: Titles of up to 10
characters each can be entered into memory for up to 100 discs.
Title list: Allows you to display disc
titles you have input and select from the title list to play desired disc.
Text display: When used with a CD Text
capable 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 32
characters may be scrolled to reveal the entire string of text.
Sound Quality Adjustment ("COMP"): 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 distortion caused by the imbalances between
the loudest and softest sounds when played at high volumes. The "DBE"
(dynamic bass emphasis) function may be set to one of two levels or off;
this function boosts bass frequencies to give your music a more full sound. Note:
For this feature to work, the Pioneer CD changer must support this function.
Remote: This unit comes with
the Pioneer CXB6860 wireless steering wheel remote.
Back of Remote:
- Volume +/- Buttons: Adjusts
the volume up or down
Front of Remote:
- ATT (Mute) Button:
Reduces volume by 90%
- Band Button: Cycles
through tuner bands
- Source Button: Allows you to
cycle through the sources
- Cursor Buttons
(up/down/left/right): Used for track/station seek, disc/station
preset selection and to set levels within menus
- Function Button: Cycles
through the available functions of the head unit
- Audio Button: Allows
you to access the audio settings
Installation: The remote
attaches to your steering wheel using the provided adjustable belt and remote
Illumination/Clock Display: When the Time
Display has been turned on, pressing and holding the source button turns off
audio output, but the clock display and face/button illumination remain on. When
the Time Display has not been turned on, pressing and holding the source button
turns the unit off completely. This unit's
illumination and clock are "keyed" only when the Time 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 Time 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.