EL Display: The OEL display features incredible brightness,
clear readability, wide-angle viewing and full-motion 3D graphics. Because
OEL creates its own electroluminescent light, its brightness is resistant to
washing out in sunlight.
Display Modes: You may select one of the
following 9 Entertainment Display Modes: Background
Visual 1 (spinning 3-dimensional cube with a grid background), Background Visual
2 (moving pistons), Background Visual 3 (moving geometric shapes), Background
Visual 4 (spinning curved lines), Level Indicator 1 (two analog VU meters),
Level Indicator 2 (two level meters), Movie Screen 1 (swimming dolphins), Movie
Screen 2 (Formula 1 racing), or Entertainment Clock (pendulum clock).
The display brightness can be adjusted from 0 to 15.
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
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 provided sets of
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.
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 sources.
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 (3.15k,
8k, 10k 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.
Bass and Treble Cut-off Frequencies:
The cut-off frequencies for the bass and treble controls can be set
independently of the 3-band parametric equalizer adjustments. The bass cut-off
frequency can be set to 40Hz, 63Hz, 100Hz or 160Hz. The treble cut-off frequency
can be set to 2.5kHz, 4kHz, 6.3kHz or 10kHz. The bass and treble controls have
an adjustment range of -6 to +6.
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.
Loudness: You can
select "Low", "Mid" or "High" for different levels
of loudness compensation.
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.
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/Changer)
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.
MP3 Playback: 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. This unit is compatible with
constant and variable bit rates from 16kbps to 320kbps. During MP3 playback, the following functions are
- Folder up/down
- Track up/down
- Track audible
- Folder Repeat Play: repeats
the current folder
- Track Repeat Play: repeats the
- Disc Repeat Play: repeats the
Play: all tracks in all folders are played in random order
Random Play: all tracks in the current folder are played in random
- Folder Scan Play: plays the
first 10 seconds of each folder
- Track Scan Play: plays the first
10 seconds of each track in the selected folder
- ID3 Tag Display:
displays ID3 Tag information for tracks that have been recorded with ID3 tag
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.
Capable: When used
with a CD Text encoded CD, this unit will display the CD Text information.
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.
Insert Auto Turn-on: When
the unit is off and a CD is inserted, the unit will automatically turn on and
play the CD.
This receiver is equipped with Pioneer's proprietary Supertuner III, which
provides excellent AM and FM performance.
In addition to the front preamp outputs, there is one set of preamp 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 or 125Hz low-pass
output, and the level is user selectable from -6 to +6.
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 in the "Initial
Setting" menu, 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.
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.
Changer Controls: In addition
to basic disc navigation features, this unit has the following changer controls:
pause, direct disc access, disc intro scan, track intro scan, track repeat, disc
repeat, all disc repeat, disc random, and all disc random.
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 10
characters each can be entered into memory for up to 100 discs.
List: This feature allows you to display
disc titles that you have entered. From the list, you can select a disc for
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 10 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. Note: For these
functions to work, they must be supported by the Pioneer CD changer.
When the Time Display has been turned on, pressing and
holding the source button turns off audio output, but the clock display remains
on. When the Time Display has not been turned on, pressing and holding the
source button turns the unit off completely. This
unit's clock is "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 the power and constant wires, nothing illuminates. 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.