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Curves: This model
has "SUPER BASS", "POWERFUL", "NATURAL",
"VOCAL", "CUSTOM", and "FLAT" 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).
EQ: This feature
gives you a 3-Band EQ, allowing you to adjust the Low, Mid, and High
frequencies. You can adjust each frequency from +6 to -6. Once adjusted, the
resulting EQ curve is stored under "CUSTOM".
(Front Image Enhancer):
This feature enhances the front image by cutting mid and high range frequencies
to the rear speakers, limiting their output to low-range frequencies. You may
select a cutoff frequency of 100, 160 or 250Hz.
Loudness: You can
select "Low", "Mid" or "High" for different levels
of loudness compensation.
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 different sources (AM, CD) to
the FM level, then you can adjust each source level to match the FM level. Since
the reference level is based on the FM volume, SLA is not possible on FM.
Insert Auto Turn-on: When
the unit is off and a CD is inserted, the unit will automatically turn on and
play the CD.
CD player has a pause feature.
This receiver is equipped with Pioneer's proprietary Supertuner III, which
provides excellent AM and FM performance.
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 the Time Display has not been turned on, the unit is off, and
power is supplied to both power wires, nothing illuminates.