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 10 Entertainment Display Modes: Source Icon Display, Background Visual
1 (rows of squares in motion), Background Visual 2
(expanding circles of light), Background Visual 3
(moving light pattern), Background Visual 4 (moving
pattern of circles), Level Indicator 1 (two analog VU meters), Level Indicator 2
(two level meters), Movie Screen 1 (swimming dolphins), Movie Screen 2 (flying
jets), or Entertainment Clock (clock bordered by two motion displays and a
moving atomic symbol).
Brightness: 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 graphics.
Soft Key Operation:
In Operation Mode 2, four of the head unit's keys become "soft keys".
As you navigate the head unit's menu system, the "soft key" functions
change as indicated on the display.
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
(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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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. 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
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.
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 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 playback.
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
16 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
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 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.
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.