External Device Controls
Inputs and Outputs
Disc Compatibility: The AVIC-F90BT has a single DVD slot that
is compatible with DVD-Video, audio CDs, as well as DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-R DL, and
CD-R, CD-RW discs loaded with MP3, WMA, AAC, and DivX files. Discs should be
recorded in ISO9660 Level 1 and 2, Romeo, Joliet or UDF 1.02. The unit will accept
up to 255 folders and 3500 files.
Compressed Audio on a CD-R/RW and DVD-R/RW: This unit can play
the following types of compressed files:
- MP3: bit rates of 8 to 320 kbps
- WMA: bit rates of 5 to 320 kbps
- AAC: bit rates of 16 to 320 kbps
(CBR), incompatible with Apple Lossless and files
encoded with VBR
- DivX: bit rates of 8 to 320 kbps
(CBR), VBR, 720 x 576 pixels, 4GB maximum file size
Conversational Voice Recognition: Pioneer's VoiceBox
Conversational Voice Search Platform accepts and recognizes conversational
phrases and language and translates them into commands. You don't have to
memorize a long list of preset commands in order to operate the unit. The
system intelligently filters out superfluous sounds and phrases to accurately
recognize the request. If you don't give enough information in the command,
the unit will ask additional questions to clarify the request, rather than
rejecting it. You can use voice commands to control your iPod or make a
hands-free phone call on your Bluetooth phone.
Video Display: This unit is equipped with a fixed 5.8"
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 800
x 480 for a total of 384,000 pixels. The higher resolution (compared to many
navigation units with 480 x 234 displays) displays sharper, more defined images.
The brightness of the video display can be adjusted for best visibility.
Note: To prevent displaying video while
the vehicle is in motion, the light green wire in the supplied
16-pin harness must be connected to the vehicle's parking brake
detection circuit. While the vehicle is in motion (parking
brake off), you can still view all of the other displays and
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.
Illumination Color Adjustment: The color of the button
illumination can be set to virtually any color you desire. You can select from
8 preset colors, or choose a continuous scan of the 8 default colors. You can
also create up to 3 custom colors and save them in memory. To create a custom
color, you can select a value of between 00 and +32 of Red, Green, and Blue
(except for R00, G00, B00). This gives you a choice of 32,767 colors.
CEA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the AVIC-F90BT
are compliant with the CEA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement
standards from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). These standards were
developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and between
manufacturers. The power output specs for the AVIC-F90BT are as follows:
- CEA2006 Specs: 14 watts RMS x 4 channels
(at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
- Continuous Power Output: 22 watts RMS x
4 channels (at 4 ohms, 50Hz-15kHz, 5% THD)
- Maximum Power Output: 50 watts x 4
channels (or 50 watts x 2 channels at 4 ohms + 70 watts
x 1 channel at 2 ohms for subwoofer)
Easy EQ Curves: This model features 7 preset EQ curves: Super
Bass, Powerful, Natural, Vocal, Custom 1, Custom 2, and Flat. The two Custom curves
allow you to create and store EQ settings in memory. You can create a separate
Custom 1 curve for each source, while the Custom 2 curve is used for all sources.
3-Band Parametric Equalizer: This unit includes a 3-band
parametric EQ with Selectable Q Factor. You may select 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 -12dB to +12dB. The Q factor
(slope of the boost or cut) may be selected from one of the following four options:
N2 (narrow), N1, W1 and W2 (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
Adjustable 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 10kHz.
Note: These Loudness contours use a
reference volume level of -30dB.
Source 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
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, 63Hz, 80Hz,
100Hz, or 125Hz. The high-pass filter has a slope of 12dB per octave.
Subwoofer Preouts: In addition to the front and rear preamp
outputs, there is one set of outputs for a subwoofer amplifier that may be turned
on or off. When on, the outputs are non-fading, and may be set for normal or reverse
phase. The built-in low-pass filter frequency can be set to 50Hz, 63Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz,
or 125Hz. The level of the subwoofer output can be set between -24 to +6. The low-pass
filter has a slope of 18dB per octave.
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.
A/V Input: The AVIC-F90BT features an audio/video input (AV1)
on the RCA connector harness with an RCA composite video and stereo RCA audio jacks.
In the AV Settings menu, you can set the input to one of the following:
- Video: for connecting an external video
component with RCA audio and video cables
- iPod: for connecting an iPod using the
the supplied CD-IU230V cable
- EXT: for connecting a Pioneer external
unit with the RCA video cable
- Off: No video component is connected
Auxiliary A/V Input: The unit has a front panel 3.5mm mini-jack
input (AV2) which can be used with auxiliary audio or AV devices. The AV Settings
menu allows you to set the input to Video or Off. The optional CD-RM10 mini-plug-to-RCA
AV adapter should be used when connecting an AV device to the unit.
USB Input: The AVIC-F90BT has a USB input on a rear-mounted
6-1/2' pigtail for playing compressed music or video files on a USB storage device,
such as a USB thumb drive or USB-based MP3 player. The unit is compatible with
MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, and MPEG4 files. The input is USB 2.0 High Speed, and can
accept USB drives up to 2 GB.
SD Memory Card Slot: The unit has a front panel SD Memory card
slot that allows you to play compressed music or video files from an SD Memory card
or SDHC Memory card of up to 8 GB. You can play MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, and MPEG4 files.
Optional Wired Remote Control: The AVIC-F90BT has a 3.5mm
mini-jack on the rear panel that allows you to use one of the optional Pioneer
wired remote controls: CD-MR70 or CD-MR80D (items 130CDMR70 and 130CDMR80).
Optional Steering Wheel Control Compatibility: The unit's 3.5mm
wired remote input can be used with the optional PAC SWI-PS steering wheel control
interface (item number 127SWIPS).
Flash Memory Navigation: Pioneer has taken the entire TeleAtlas
database, which previously required two DVDs, and compressed it into a 2 GB internal
flash memory. The maps cover the entire United States (including Alaska and Hawaii)
and Canada. The database provides approximately 12-million points-of-interest in 147
categories throughout the coverage area.
Positioning Technology: The AVIC-F90BT accurately measures
your current location by the Global Positioning System, a network of satellites
orbiting the earth to give you time and position information. The accuracy of
the GPS information depends upon how good the reception is. The unit has an
8-channel GPS receiver with a magnetic antenna included. The AVIC-F90BT also
features a speed sensing cable for better accuracy of your vehicle's movement.
Voice Guidance/Text to Speech: In addition to graphical
on-screen directions and maps, the AVIC-F90BT provides voice guidance and
turn-by-turn directions. You can choose a male or female voice in English,
French, or Spanish. Some of the voices are capable of text-to-speech, announcing
the street names along with the turn directions.
AVIC Feeds: You can create custom Points of Interest (POIs)
by using the "AVIC Feeds" utility program, available on the Pioneer
website (pioneerelectronics.com). Once created, you can store the POI on an
external storage device, such as a USB thumb drive or SD card, and upload the
information to the unit. Other AVIC Feeds applications include Driving Report
and Picture Editor.
MSN Direct Tuner: The AVIC-F90BT comes equipped with a built-in
MSN Direct tuner. This allows you to see updated road conditions, search for movie
times, find the best gas deals in your area, and get directions. You can also see
current conditions and the three-day forecast to better plan your day. When the
navigation system receives updated traffic information, it will overlay the traffic
information on your map and also display detailed text information when available.
The navigation system will take in account the traffic information and try to avoid
traffic jams and suggest better routes. The service is available through the MSN
Direct data subscription service.
Bluetooth Solution: The AVIC-F90BT is equipped with Pioneer's
new Built-in Bluetooth Solution. You can make and receive phone calls wirelessly
through the receiver.
Note: Not all Bluetooth-capable phones
Microphone: During your wireless phone call, you can talk into
the head unit's included microphone, and listen to the other party through the
vehicle's speaker system. The microphone features a 13' cord that plugs into the
back of the radio, and comes with an adjustable visor-mount clip.
Phone Pairing: Up to 3 Bluetooth-compatible cell phones can
be registered to this head unit. You can transfer your entire phonebook at a single
time to the head unit, which can memorize up to 400 entries per cellular phone.
GOOG-411: You can dial the free GOOG-411 phone service with
one touch. Google's 411 service uses speech recognition to allow you to search
for and connect to local businesses via a toll-free number.
Echo Cancellation: The receiver offers three levels of Advanced
Echo Cancellation to keep phone calls sounding loud and clear.
External Device Controls
iPod Compatible: You can directly control your music and videos
from the AVIC-F90BT's touch screen with the supplied CD-iU230V iPod Audio/Video
Direct Cable (130CDIU230). The cable connects the iPod to the unit via USB for
control and to the AV1 input for audio and video. The unit is compatible with the
iPod nano (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation), 5th generation iPod, iPod classic
(80, 120, and 160GB), iPod touch (1st and 2nd generation), and iPhone/iPhone 3G.
Video browsing and iPod album art display are available on the iPod nano (3rd/4th
generation), 5G iPod, and iPod classic (80/120/160GB).
Rear View Camera: 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 towing.
Note: The Violet/white wire in the power/speaker harness must
be connected to the backup light lead circuit in order for the unit to automatically
switch to the camera view when the vehicle is in reverse gear.
Satellite Radio Ready: You can add either XM or SIRIUS satellite
radio to the AVIC-F90BT. Up to 18 stations can be set as presets (6 each for 3 XM or
SIRIUS bands). The AVIC-F90BT can control optional XM or SIRIUS satellite radio tuners:
HD Radio Ready: This unit is compatible with the optional
Pioneer GEX-P10HD or GEX-P20HD HD Radio tuner, allowing you to tune available
AM and FM stations broadcasting in HD. HD Radio features high quality audio,
FM multi-casting, and data services. The optional HD Radio tuner connects through the IP-BUS
Note: If you add the HD Radio
tuner and subscribe to MSN Direct, the 12040UV44 antenna
Y-adapter is needed.
No Multi CD Control: This unit is not compatible with the
Pioneer CDX-P686, CDX-P680, or CDX-P1280 multi-disc CD changers.
Inputs and Outputs
Front Panel of Head Unit:
- AV-2 Input: 3.5mm mini-jack
terminal--requires the CD-RM10 to connect an
external audio/video component
Back Panel of Head Unit:
- Power Supply: 16-pin jack for
use with supplied power wiring harness (protected
by a 10A mini-ATC fuse)
- A/V In/Out: 24-pin jack for
use with supplied A/V In/Out harness. In addition
to preamp outputs, the harness has the following
- Front Output: stereo
- Rear Output: stereo
- Subwoofer Output: stereo
RCA jacks (non-fading)
- AV In: left and right
RCA audio jacks and an RCA composite video
- Video Output: composite
video output for connecting unit to an
- Rear View Camera In:
single RCA jack for use with an optional
rear view camera (such as 130NDBC2)
- System Remote Control:
blue/white turn-on lead for connected external
equipment such as amplifiers (constantly
energized as long as ignition switch is on)
- Mute: yellow/black lead
to be used with equipment with a mute function,
such as a cellular phone
- Digital Output: 3.5mm digital
output for connecting an external Dolby Digital
- IP-BUS In: 11-pin jack that
allows you to connect an optional Pioneer device
(satellite radio, HD radio, etc.)
- Wired Remote: 3.5mm mini-jack
for use with an optional wired remote (130CDMR70)
or steering wheel control interface (127SWIPS)
- Antenna In: female Motorola jack
- USB: female Type A USB connection
on a 6-1/2' pigtail
- Microphone In: 2.5mm sub mini-jack
for connecting the supplied microphone
- GPS: jack for use with supplied