Music Library Features
External Device Controls
Inputs and Outputs
Hard Disk Drive (HDD): The
Pioneer AVIC-Z2 has a built-in 30 GB hard disk drive which contains the entire
Tele Atlas navigation database, including nearly 11 million points of interest. The unit
uses 10 GB of the HDD for storing music ripped from your CDs for instant access.
Disc Compatibility: The AVIC-Z2
is compatible with DVD-Video (including DVD-R and DVD-RW recorded in Video
mode), CDs, and CD-R/RW recorded with MP3 files.
Motorized Video Display:
This unit is equipped with a motorized 7" color TFT active matrix, widescreen
LCD that serves as a video monitor and system information display. The display
has a 16:9 aspect ratio, and a resolution of 1440 x 234 for a total of 336,960
Touch Screen Controls:
This unit has touch screen
controls with interactive video graphics, making menu navigation easy. The
screen is non-glare and smudge-resistant.
Display Angle Adjustment:
You can adjust the display's angle for better visibility.
The bottom of the display gradually slides out to a maximum of 1-7/8" and the
screen's maximum angle is 110°. Furthermore, the unit memorizes the angle
setting each time it is powered off, and returns to that angle when the unit is
powered up again.
You can adjust the display's brightness, contrast, color, hue, and dimmer
Display Dimming: The LCD screen dims to a preset level when the vehicle's lights are turned
on. The dimmer level can be adjusted in the Picture Adjustment menu. The orange/white wire in the main harness must be connected to the vehicle
headlight circuit in order for this to work properly.
Wide Modes: You can
choose from the following wide modes:
a 4:3 picture is enlarged in the horizontal direction only, enabling you to
enjoy a 4:3 picture without any omissions
the picture is enlarged slightly at the center and the amount of enlargement
increases horizontally toward the ends of the picture
a picture is enlarged by the same proportion as Full or Zoom in the
horizontal direction and by an intermediate proportion between Full and Zoom
in the vertical direction
a 4:3 picture is enlarged in the same proportion both vertically and
horizontally; ideal for a 16:9 screen
a 4:3 picture is displayed as it is
MOSFET50 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
Easy EQ Curves: This
model features 6 preset EQ curves: Super Bass, Powerful, Natural, Vocal, Flat,
Custom1 and Custom2. The Custom curves allow you to create and store EQ settings in memory.
A separate Custom 1 curve can be created and stored in memory for each source,
while a Custom 2 curve common to each source can also be created and stored.
Parametric Equalizer: This unit
includes a 3-band parametric EQ with Selectable Q Factor. You may select a low
(40Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, or 160Hz), mid (200kHz, 500kHz, 1kHz, or 2kHz) and high
frequency (3.15kHz, 8kHz, 10kHz, 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.
Loudness: You can select one of
three different levels of loudness compensation. A "low" loudness contour
provides a +3.5dB boost at 100Hz and +3dB boost at 10kHz. A "mid" boost is +10dB
(100Hz) and +6.5dB (10kHz). A "high" loudness contour is +11dB at both 100Hz and
These Loudness contours use a reference volume level of -30dB.
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.
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.
This unit can play MP3 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 are supported.
Dual Zone Capability: The
AVIC-Z2 allows you to enjoy two totally different types of media between the
front of the vehicle and the back. For example, while you are listening to your
favorite radio station, the kids can be watching their favorite DVD on an
optional rear monitor, while listening through headphones. All this can be done
while navigating your route at the same time.
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.
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.
Rear View Camera Ready: The head unit
features a function that automatically switches to the rear camera image (Rear
View Camera In jack) when a rear camera (such as 130NDBC2) is installed on your vehicle. When the
shift lever is in the reverse position, the screen automatically switches to the
rear view camera. You can also see the image of the rear view camera during
normal driving, allowing you to keep an eye on a trailer or boat you may be
Optional Remote Control: The
AVIC-Z2 is compatible with the optional CD-SR1 steering wheel-mount wireless remote
control. The unit also has a 3.5mm minijack one of the RCA connector harnesses for use with the
optional PAC SWI-PS steering wheel control interface (item #127SWIPS).
The AVIC-Z2's navigation system accurately measures your current location by
combining the positioning by GPS and Dead Reckoning. The unit includes an
8-channel GPS (Global Positioning System) using a network of satellites orbiting
the Earth. The accuracy of the GPS depends upon the number of satellites that
can be received at any given time (at least 3 are required). The 3D Hybrid
Sensor in the navigation system also calculates your position by detecting
driving distance with the speed pulse, the turning direction with the Gyrosensor
and inclination of the road with the G sensor.
Navigation Maps: The unit
comes with the large "Tele Atlas" database stored on the Hard Disk Drive. The
map database, which covers the
entire United States (including Alaska and Hawaii) and portions of Canada, enables the unit to
provide a large network of turn-by-turn routable roads. The maps provide
nearly 11-million points-of-interest throughout the United States and Canada.
XM NavTraffic Ready: XM
NavTraffic, powered by NAVTEQ Traffic, allows the unit to monitor real-time
traffic conditions and routes the driver to the destination avoiding traffic
congestion, using the optional GEX-P10XMT XM NavTraffic Satellite Radio tuner
(item # 130P10XMT).
The traffic information is provided through a continuous satellite broadcast
with data from leading commercial traffic data providers, government departments
of transportation, police and emergency services, road sensors, cameras, and
airborne reports. Separate subscriptions to XM Radio and XM NavTraffic are
XM Extra Information: In addition to XM
NavTraffic, you can receive stock price, sports, news, and other
information and display it on the screen when the unit is connected to an XM
Satellite tuner. You can display the prices of up to 12 stocks.
Voice Guidance: In addition to
graphical directions, the AVIC-Z2 provides voice guidance with TTS
(text-to-speech) technology and turn-by-turn
directions. This provides "eyes free" navigation while you're driving.
Voice Recognition: The
AVIC-Z2's advanced voice recognition lets you search for destinations by saying
a name, such as "L-A-X", without having to specify a category, such as
"airport." Full address searches can be done by saying the city name, street
name, and address. Voice commands for A/V sources and other attachments like
Bluetooth-enabled cellular phones can also be used.
Learning Capability: The system
can "remember" frequently traveled roads and uses historical information to help
you navigate. The system can suggest which routes will be most familiar to you.
Smart Routing Algorithm: The
AVIC-Z2 uses a "smart routing algorithm" to analyze and assess routes by taking
into account current road data, such as posted speed limits, number of turns to
the destination, etc., and recommends the most efficient path.
There are three types of map display and two additional view modes:
displays the standard map
displays a map from the driver's point of view
2D or 3D Twin Map View:
lets you split the screen vertically in half: the right screen and the left
screen can display the map in different scales in 2D or 3D.
the standard map of your surroundings is overlaid with
the name of the street you will turn onto next, and 2 arrows: the larger one
to the left indicating the direction of your next maneuver and how far you
are from approaching it, and the smaller one to the right indicating the
direction of your second to next maneuver and how far you are from
displays the name of the street you will next travel along and an arrow
indicating the direction of travel
Display: displays three
instruments that indicate the status of your vehicle. You can change the
values displayed by the instruments on the left and right of the Sensor
View, allowing you to choose from the following: voltage, acceleration, side
acceleration, angular velocity, slope, direction, or clock
if you have installed a rear view camera, and the camera is set to "On", the
rear view image is displayed on the left-hand side of the screen, while the
map of your surroundings is indicated on the right
Enlarged Map of the
Intersection: When "Close-up View" in the Settings menu is On, an
enlarged map of the junction appears while driving. It can be viewed as a 2D or
Display During Freeway Driving:
In certain locations of the freeway, lane information is available, indicating
the recommended lane to be in to easily maneuver the next guidance. When driving
on the freeway, freeway exit numbers and freeway signs may be displayed when in
the vicinity of interchanges and exits.
When driving in a city, the detailed city map is indicated if the map scale is
set to 0.05 mi (50 m) or lower (only those cities whose detailed city maps are
registered in the map disc).
Touching anywhere on the map for at least 2 seconds changes the map to Scroll
mode and the map begins scrolling in the direction you touched. The scrolling
stops when you remove your finger from the screen. At this time, the cross
pointer appears at the center of the screen. Also, a line connecting between the
current location and cross pointer appears.
An icon appears at registered places (home location, specific places, address
book entries) and places where there is a POI icon. You can place the cross pointer over
the icon to view detailed information.
Destination Input: The
Destination Menu gives you many different ways to choose your destination:
- Point Of Interest (POI):
you can search for a Point Of Interest by selecting the category or entering
the Point Of Interest name. Additionally, selected Points Of Interest in any
of 341 categories can be shown on the map, and you can check the location on
the display while driving.
- Telephone Search: if you
know the telephone number of your destination, you can quickly search for
your destination by specifying the telephone number
- Return Home and Go To: if
your home location is registered, the route home can be calculated by a
single touch of the touch key from the Main menu. Also, you can register one
location, such as your workplace, as your favorite location, and the route
is calculated in a similar way.
- Destination History: any
place that has been searched before is stored in the Destination History
- Address Search: you can
input your destination's address by house number, street name, and city
- Vicinity Search: allows
you to search for Points Of Interest in your surroundings on the map
- Address Book: places that
you have registered manually, such as your home, are stored in the Address
Book. Simply select the place you want to go to from the list and a route to
that place will be calculated.
Modifying the Route Calculation
Conditions: You can change the route calculation conditions using the Route
- Route Condition:
This setting controls whether the
fastest or the shortest route should be calculated. When Fast is selected,
the system calculates a route with the shortest travel time to your
destination as a priority. When Short is selected, the system calculates a
route with the shortest distance to your destination as a priority.
- Avoid Freeway:
This setting controls whether or not freeways may be included in the road
calculation. You can choose On (calculates a route that avoids freeways) or
Off (calculates a route that may include freeways).
- Avoid Ferry: This setting
controls whether or not ferry crossings should be taken into account. You
can select On (calculates a route that avoids ferries) or Off (calculates a
route that may include ferries).
- Avoid Toll Road:
This setting controls whether or not toll roads should be taken into
account. You can choose On (calculates a route that avoids toll roads) or
Off (calculates a route that may include toll roads).
- Learning Route: The system
learns the travel history of each road and directional tendency. You can
choose whether or not the travel history should be taken into account.
- Time Restrictions: This
setting controls whether streets or bridges have traffic restrictions during
a certain time should be taken into account.
Checking the Set
Route: You can check information about the route between your current
location and your destination. You can select two methods: checking the
passing streets with a list, or checking the shape of the route by scrolling the
map along the route.
Route: You can recalculate the route to avoid a traffic jam or road work
ahead. You can set the length of the area, and avoid just that area, or you can
even search a new route from the current location to your destination.
Adding Way Points to
the Current Route: You can select up to 5 way points (locations you want to visit on
the way to your destination) and you can recalculate the route to pass through
Address Book: The
Address Book can store up to 400 registered locations. These can include home
location, favorite places, and destinations you have already searched.
The Emergency Info screen provides important emergency information
pertaining to your vehicle, insurance, and current location, which could be
useful in the event of an accident or breakdown. The Emergency Info screen
includes the following:
- "You Are Currently At":
Your current position is indicated by the street name, and your latitude and
- Personal Information: Your
VIN number, insurance policy number, and the telephone number of your
insurance company can be entered and displayed.
- Emergency Tow Service Phone:
The toll free number for the nearest emergency roadside assistance
appears on the screen. This number is supplied by Signature's Nationwide
Auto Club, and appears only if you have registered your unit with Pioneer
and have signed up on-line with Nationwide Auto Club (1st year service is
paid for by Pioneer). If you choose not to subscribe, or if your
subscription has expired, you can enter your own roadside assistance
- Locate Car Service: In an
emergency, you can search the Emergency Info screen for Auto Services in the
vicinity of your current position, and set the current route. You can choose
from two sub-categories: Automotive and Car Dealer.
Picture: In the menu operation screen, you can indicate a picture you like
on the background. Some pictures are already stored in the head unit's HDD:
Pioneer Original, Aurora, Carbon, City, Dolphin, Freeway1, Freeway2, Manta,
Orca, Ripples, Sky, Spiral, Spiral2, Steel, Ticker, Wood. You
can also import JPEG pictures by using CD-R/RW discs. There are three types of
background pictures that can be changed: Splash Page, Navigation Background and AV
Music Library Features
HDD Music Library:
The AVIC-Z2 can use up to 10 GB of its Hard Disk Drive space for a music
library. The system allows you to listen to music while at the same time ripping
and storing music at 4 times playing speed. The unit's built-in Gracenote CDDB
Music Recognition Service automatically tags the recorded music with the
artist's name, song title, genre, and album title. Using Voice Recognition, you
can directly access the music library's content by simply saying the artist
name, song title, genre, or album title.
When you play a music CD that is not recorded on the AVIC-Z2's HDD, the system
automatically begins recording that CD to the music library. You can record the
entire CD, or selected tracks. The unit can record up to approximately 200 music
CDs onto the HDD. Note: Only CDs that contain 44.1 kHz, 16-bit stereo PCM
digital audio can be recorded. It will not record MP3 files or music from CD-Rs
The music library is organized into three levels: groups, playlists, and
tracks. There are 4 types of groups: Albums, Artists, Genres, My Favorites.
Using the Touch Key panel, you can perform the following playback functions:
Play/Pause, Track Skip (forward/backward), Fast Forward/Fast Backward, Repeat
play (track, playlist, or currently selected group), Random play (track,
playlist, or currently selected group), and Scan play (track, playlist, or
currently selected group).
External Device Controls
Bluetooth Wireless Technology:
With the optional ND-BT1 Bluetooth Adapter (item # 130NDBT1), the AVIC-Z2 can
interface with Bluetooth wireless-enabled cellular phones for easy and safe
hands-free operation. You can make and receive calls by speaking through the
headunit's microphone and listening to the other party through your vehicle's
speaker system. The system automatically mutes any other audio during incoming
and outgoing calls. You can store numbers in the memory and access them by voice
or the touch screen display. In addition, you can access phone numbers
associated with the POI database, and call the location you are being guided to.
iPod Adapter Ready: If you have
an iPod, you can control it from the AVIC-Z2's touch screen with the optional
CD-IB100II iPod Interface adapter (item # 130IB100II). The adapter
is compatible with iPods that
include the Dock Connector. The unit's display features the following: song
number, album title, artist name, play time, song title, info on current song.
You can search for songs by playlists, artists, albums, songs, and genres.
Satellite Radio Ready: You can
add either XM or SIRIUS satellite radio to the AVIC-Z2. Up to 18 stations can be
set as presets (6 each for 3 XM or SIRIUS bands).
During Satellite Radio play, the display shows the Channel Number and Station
Name (including XM station logs on newer XM receivers), Channel category, and
detailed information of the broadcast channel being received (song title/artist,
program name/host name). You can select two types of tuning modes: All Channel
Mode or Category Mode.The AVIC-Z2 can control optional XM or SIRIUS satellite radio tuners:
HD Radio Ready: This unit is compatible with the optional Pioneer
GEX-P10HD HD Radio tuner (item number 130GEXP10H), allowing you to tune
available HD Radio stations. HD Radio features high quality audio, FM
multi-casting, and data services. The GEX-P10HD connects through the IP-BUS
TV Tuner Controls:
If desired, you can add a
compatible Pioneer TV tuner to this unit, and the unit will be able to control
various functions of the tuner. Up to 24 stations can be set as presets (12 each
for 2 TV bands).
CD Changer Controls: While
playing a CD in a Pioneer 6-disc or 12-disc changer, you can perform the
following functions: repeat track, repeat disc, repeat all discs, disc random,
magazine random, disc intro scan, and track intro scan. During playback of a CD
Text Disc, the unit can display a list of all the tracks on a disc, or the
titles of all the discs in the magazine. When tracks or discs are displayed in a
list, you can directly select your favorites by touching the corresponding
number key. 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.
Inputs and Outputs
Back Panel of Head Unit:
- GPS In: jack for use with
supplied GPS antenna
- Digital Out: Optical
output for connecting optional multi-channel audio processor (DEQ-P8000)
- AV-BUS In: 11-pin jack
that allows you to connect an optional Pioneer TV tuner
- Extension In: multi-pin
jack for connecting XM NavTraffic Satellite Radio tuner (GEX-P10XMT)
- IP-BUS In: 11-pin jack
that allows you to connect an optional Pioneer changer or IP-BUS accessory
(Aux Input, iPod Adapter, etc.)
- Telephone: multi-pin jack
for connecting the optional ND-BT1 Bluetooth unit
- Mic In: 2.5mm sub-mini
jack for use with the supplied microphone
- Guide SP Out: (not used)
- Power Supply: 16-pin jack for use
with supplied power wiring harness
- Connector 1: 20-pin
connector for supplied harness which includes 3 pairs of preamp outputs, the
audio/video input, and cellular mute.
- Connector 2: 16-pin
connector for supplied harness which includes rear monitor A/V outputs, rear
view camera input, and wired remote input (for items such as #127SWIPS OEM
steering wheel remote control interface).
- FM/AM Antenna In: female