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 preamp outputs.
XM Satellite Radio Tuner
Compatible: This unit can control an optional Pioneer XM tuner (sold
separately). XM Satellite Radio programming features 100 channels of
digital-quality music, news, talk, sports, entertainment, and children's
programming. For a monthly subscription fee, you will be able to receive the XM
signal in your car using an optional XM antenna and tuner.
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.
This feature allows you to boost the current EQ setting for even more powerful
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 (3k, 8k, 10k or 12kHz) 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.
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.
Treble Settings: When the "CUSTOM"
Easy EQ curve is selected and EQ-EX is turned on, you can adjust bass and treble
Note: If the SFEQ has been
set to FRT1, bass adjustment affects only the rear output. If the SFEQ has
been set to FRT1 or FRT2, treble adjustment affects only the front output.
You can select Low, Mid or High for different levels of loudness compensation.
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.
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.
In addition to the front 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.
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.
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.
Title Memory: Titles of up to 8 characters
each can be entered into memory for up to 48 discs. When a compatible changer is
connected, titles of up to 8 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: This unit is
equipped with a wire that Pioneer calls an illumination lead, however, it acts
as a dimmer lead. 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. 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.
Cellular 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.
Warning Tone: If the front
panel is not detached from the head unit within 5 seconds of turning off the
ignition, a warning tone will sound. This feature can be turned On or Off.
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.
Title Memory: Titles of up to 8 characters
each can be entered into memory for up to 100 discs.
Title List: This feature allows you to
display disc titles that you have entered. From the list, you can select a disc
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 8 characters may be
scrolled to reveal the entire string of text.
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.
For these functions to work, they must be supported by
the Pioneer CD changer.
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 and face/button illumination remain on. When
the Clock 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 Clock Display has
been turned on.