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Pioneer DEH-P3800MP

CD receiver with MP3/WMA playback

Item # 130DEHP380

Anchor your mobile entertainment center with Pioneer's versatile, easy-to-use DEH-P3800MP CD player.

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Anchor your mobile entertainment center with Pioneer's versatile, easy-to-use DEH-P3800MP CD player.

Discontinued item

Item # 130DEHP380

About the Pioneer DEH-P3800MP

Anchor your mobile entertainment center with Pioneer's versatile, easy-to-use DEH-P3800MP CD player. Not only does it bring MP3 and WMA playback to the party, it features a rotary volume knob for quick and easy sound adjustments. The LCD display offers a bright, readable text display, with plenty of space for your track information.

Anchor your mobile entertainment center with Pioneer's versatile, easy-to-use DEH-P3800MP CD player. Not only does it bring MP3 and WMA playback to the party, it features a rotary volume knob for quick and easy sound adjustments. The LCD display offers a bright, readable text display, with plenty of space for your track information.

Your recordings will sound great, too, thanks to the strong onboard amplifier. If you need more power, just use the two sets of preamp output to connect an external amp or powered sub to your system — you can even use the high- and low-pass filters to tailor the sound to match your speakers. Contour the sound to your liking with Easy EQ's six preset tone curves for quick adjustments, plus highly-adjustable bass, midrange, and treble controls for custom tuning.

The Supertuner IIID digital AM/FM tuner pulls in your favorite stations with ease and broadcasts them clearly. Add an optional Pioneer satellite radio for over 120 channels of XM or SIRIUS entertainment. Pioneer's iPod adapter lets you access and control your playlists with the DEH-P3800MP's control panel.

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Product highlights:

  • CD player with built-in MOSFET50 amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
  • detachable face with multicolor LED display
  • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs (including your MP3- and WMA-loaded discs)
  • Supertuner IIID
  • Easy EQ (6 preset curves and a 3-band parametric EQ)
  • loudness
  • two sets of preamp outputs (when the rear set is switched to "subwoofer" mode, you get a low-pass filter, phase adjustment, and output level controls)
  • high- and low-pass filters for better speaker performance
  • 18 FM/6 AM presets
  • iPod-ready
  • satellite radio-ready
  • remote control
  • clock
  • CD frequency response: 5-20,000 Hz
  • CD signal-to-noise ratio: 94 dB
  • FM sensitivity: 8 dBf
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # DEH-P3800MP

What's in the box:

  • AM/FM/CD receiver with 10-amp ATM mini fuse inserted into chassis
  • Wireless remote control (CXC5719)
  • CR2025 Lithium battery
  • Sleeve
  • Trim ring
  • Face
  • Wiring harness
  • 2 Extraction keys
  • Rear support screw
  • Rubber bushing
  • 4 Pan head ISO-mount screws
  • 4 Countersunk ISO-mount screws
  • 2 Face fixing screws
  • Operation Manual (English/French/Spanish)
  • Installation Manual (English/French/Spanish)
  • Warranty sheet (English/French)
  • Warning sheet concerning installation safety
  • Note on removing plastic tag

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Features & specs

Expandability
AUX Input Optional
Audio/video Input ---
USB Input ---
Backup Camera Input No
Second Camera Input No
CarPlay No
Android Auto No
Siri Control No
Alexa Voice Control
Android Control No
Memory Card Slot No
Bluetooth Compatible ---
Satellite Radio Ready Both
HD Radio Optional
Navigation ---
iPod Compatibility
Full size ---
Nano ---
Touch ---
iPhone ---
General
RMS Power (CTA-2006) N/A
RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
Peak Output 50 watts
RMS Power Bandwidth 50-15kHz
Preamp Outputs 4-channel
Sub Preamp Outputs No
Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs Yes
Video Screen No
Navigation App Compatible (iOS)
Navigation App Compatible (Android)
Preamp Voltage 2.2 volts
Screen Size ---
Display Color Multicolor
Key Button Color Green
EQ Bands 3
Wireless Remote Yes
Steering Wheel Control Compatible ---
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Tuner
FM Sensitivity 8 dBf
European Tuning No
Seek/Scan Seek
Radio Data System No
File Playback
Music File Playback
High-res Playback

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Features
CD Changer Controls

Features

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. Digital processing reduces distortion, and improves Signal-to-Noise Ratio and stereo separation. Advanced analog technology improves signal processing sensitivity.

BSM (Best Stations Memory): BSM lets you automatically store the six strongest stations under preset buttons 1-6 of the currently tuned band.

Digital Speedread2: The DEH-P3800MP is equipped with Pioneer's Digital Speedread2 CD mechanism, which provides fast performance, especially for reading and playing discs with MP3/WMA/WAV files. It also shortens the audio gap between files during random playback.

MP3/WMA/WAV Playback: This unit can play MP3/WMA/WAV files recorded on CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW discs in ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, and Romeo formats. MP3 files with a bit rate from 8-320 kbps, WMA files with a constant bit rate from 48-320 kbps, and WMA files with a variable bit rate from 48-384 kbps are supported. The unit is compatible with ID3 Tags and will display artist, folder, file, and album name, plus comments. Up to 8 directories, 99 folders and 999 files per disc are recognized by this unit.

EEQ (Easy EQ): The DEH-P3800MP is equipped with a 3-band parametric EQ with 6 preset EQ settings. You can boost or cut each frequency band by +/- 12dB at 2dB intervals. Features of the Easy EQ include:

  • Selectable Center Frequencies:
    • Low: 40, 80, 100, or 160 Hz
    • Mid: 200, 500, 1k, or 2k Hz
    • High: 3k, 8k, 10k or 12k Hz
  • Preset EEQ Settings: Powerful, Super Bass, Vocal, Natural, Custom, and EQ Flat
  • Selectable Q Factors: 2 Narrow, 1 Narrow, 1 Wide, and 2 Wide

Selectable Loudness Levels: Loudness compensates for deficiencies in the low and high frequencies at low volumes. You can choose from three levels of loudness:

  • Low: +3.5dB (100Hz), +3dB (10kHz)
  • Mid: +10dB (100Hz), +6.5dB (10kHz)
  • High: +11dB (100Hz), +11dB (10kHz)

Switchable Rear Channel/Subwoofer Output: The rear pair of preamp outputs can be set to "Rear" for full range output with full fading capability, or a non-fading "Subwoofer" output with a low-pass filter, phase adjustment, and output level. When "Subwoofer" is selected, you can select the frequency of the 18dB/octave low pass filter (50, 63, 80, 100, or 125 Hz), select the subwoofer phase (normal/reverse), and the subwoofer gain (+6 to -24). In addition, you can switch the rear speaker outputs from full range to subwoofer and connect the rear speaker leads directly to a small subwoofer without an external amplifier. The rear speaker leads can be connected to a dual 4-ohm voice coil sub, or bridged into a single voice coil, 4-ohm sub.

High Pass Filter: If you do not want low frequency sounds to play from the front or rear speaker outputs, you can turn on the 12dB/octave High Pass Filter. The HPF has a selectable cutoff frequency (50, 63, 80, 100, or 125 Hz). Only frequencies higher than those in the selected range are output through the speakers.

Bass Boost: The Bass Boost function raises the level of sounds lower than 100Hz. You can select a desired level of bass boost between 0 and 6.

Front Image Enhancer (FIE): The Front Image Enhancer attenuates mid- and high-frequency sounds from the rear speakers at selectable crossover points, so that most of the vocals will come from the front speakers, giving you better image staging. You can select from the following cutoff frequencies: 100Hz, 160Hz, and 250Hz.

Compression and BMX Functions: Using the "COMP" (compression) and "BMX" (Bit Media eXpander) functions, you can adjust the playback quality of the CD player. Each function may be set to one of two levels or off. The "COMP" function compresses the audio signal to eliminate distortion caused by the imbalances between the loudest and softest sounds when played at high volumes. The "BMX" function controls sound reverberations to give playback a fuller sound.

Rough Search: You can switch the search method between fast forward/reverse and "Rough" in which the unit searches every 10 tracks. If there are less than 10 tracks on the disc, the unit will jump to the last track.

AGC (Automatic Gain Control): The CD mechanism has a built-in Automatic Gain Control, which adjusts 7 different settings each time a CD is inserted to prevent the disc from skipping.

Disc Naming: You can use the disc title input feature to store up to 48 CD titles in the unit's memory. Each title can be up to 8 characters long.

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 remains unchanged. Each source can be independently adjusted from -4dB to +4dB.

16-Character Display: The DEH-P3800MP features a multi-color, 16-character display, which takes advantage of MP3, WMA, iPod, XM Radio, and Sirius, plus CD Text-encoded discs. This large display makes it easy to read and cycle through the song title, artist, and other text used by these sources.

Display 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.

Detachable Face: This unit features Detachable Face Security. Two face-fixing screws are supplied for making the face non-detachable, if desired. Note: No detachable face case is included with this unit.

Remote Control: The DEH-P3800MP comes with a wireless remote control (CXC5719). The remote allows you to control the volume, switch between sources, pause the CD, change the display, and adjust the audio. The attenuator button allows you to quickly lower the volume by about 90%, a function that cannot be performed from the front panel. In addition, the head unit has a 3.5mm minijack on the back panel for connecting an optional wired remote control, such as the CD-MR70 or CD-MR80 (130CDMR70 or 130CDMR80).

Satellite Radio Ready: You can connect and control an external satellite radio tuner. The head unit is compatible with the GEX-P920XM (130P920XM) Pioneer XM receiver. In addition, it is compatible with the XMDirect XM Radio package (item # 700XMPIONE). For Sirius, you can connect the Pioneer Sirius Satellite Radio tuner (130SIRPNR1). A subscription to XM or Sirius, plus the proper antenna is required in order to receive satellite radio programming. The satellite radio tuners connect via the IP-Bus connector on the back of the head unit.

Optional iPod Adapter: The Pioneer CD-IB100 iPod adapter (130CDIB100) allows you to play and control your iPod, iPod mini, or iPod nano, and view album, artist, and other information on the head unit's display. The adapter allows you to perform multiple search functions, including playlist, genre, artist, and album searches. While connected, the iPod adapter also charges the iPod's battery. The adapter works with all "Dock Connector"-equipped iPods, and connects to the head unit via the IP-Bus connector.

Note: This head unit operates the iPod adapter as an "External Unit", which has some limitations in functionality and display capability (8-characters) compared to headunits with "Full" compatibility.

Auxiliary Input Ready: You can connect an auxiliary component, such as an MP3 player, DVD player, or VCR, by connecting an IP-Bus/RCA connector. The CD-RB10 lets you connect one auxiliary component, and the CD-RB20 lets you connect an auxiliary component and a CD changer via the IP-Bus connector on the back of the head unit. The name of the connected auxiliary component can be entered into memory, and will appear as you cycle through the sources.

CD Changer Controls

IP-Bus System Controls: The DEH-P3800MP is equipped with IP-Bus control, which allows you to connect and control other Pioneer components. You can add a multi-disc CD changer, a satellite radio receiver, or an iPod adapter.

CD Changer Controls: You can add an IP-Bus-compatible 6-disc or 12-disc Pioneer CD changer, and control it from the head unit. It is also compatible with Pioneer's 50-disc changer.

  • ITS (Instant 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.
  • Disc Title Memory: Titles of up to 8 characters each can be entered into memory for up to 100 discs.
  • Disc Title List: This feature allows you to display disc titles that you have entered. From the list, you can select a disc for playback.
  • Direct Disc Selection: You can directly select discs 1-6 by pressing the corresponding button number on the front panel or remote. Discs 7-12 can be selected by pressing and holding the corresponding button number, such as button 1 for disc 7, etc.

CD Text 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.

CD Sound 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.

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