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Pioneer DEH-P6900UB

CD receiver with MP3/WMA/AAC playback

Item # 130DEHP690

The Pioneer DEH-P6900UB CD receiver not only offers a wide variety of built-in entertainment options, it leads the...

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The Pioneer DEH-P6900UB CD receiver not only offers a wide variety of built-in entertainment options, it leads the...

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About the Pioneer DEH-P6900UB

The Pioneer DEH-P6900UB CD receiver not only offers a wide variety of built-in entertainment options, it leads the pack in ease of connectivity to external devices. Pioneer's "uBus" USB direct control system lets you plug in a wide variety of external USB devices without an adapter — including direct control of your iPod®.

The Pioneer DEH-P6900UB CD receiver not only offers a wide variety of built-in entertainment options, it leads the pack in ease of connectivity to external devices. Pioneer's "uBus" USB direct control system lets you plug in a wide variety of external USB devices without an adapter — including direct control of your iPod®.

The DEH-P6900UB also plays discs loaded with MP3, WMA, and AAC files, features a rear auxiliary input, includes controls for a satellite radio or CD changer, and offers the convenience of hands-free cell phone use with an optional Bluetooth® adapter. And, whatever you're playing, the built-in amplifier delivers the power you need to make your tunes rock.

Pioneer's Easy EQ offers seven adjustable frequency bands for fine-tuned tone shaping, or you can switch between six preset sound curves with the touch of a button. Building a full system? Use the stereo's three sets of preamp outputs to connect external amplifiers, then adjust the built-in high- and low-pass filters to maximize performance from your speaker setup.

You'll love the Organic Electro-Luminescent display, an incredibly bright, blue screen that you can read at wide angles and in almost any lighting conditions. Pioneer loads the display with animated screensavers, and the multi-line text readout makes it easy to read artist, song, and track information at a glance. The handy remote lets you adjust your receiver safely while you're rolling down the road.


Product highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with built-in MOSFET amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs, including discs loaded with MP3, WMA, and AAC files (will not play Digital Rights-protected music files)
    • fold-down, detachable face with multi-line display
    • blue OEL display with screensavers
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • Easy EQ 7-band equalizer with six preset tone settings
    • loudness
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • compatible with optional Pioneer Bluetooth adapter
    • satellite radio-ready (tuner, antenna, and XM or SIRIUS service subscription required)
    • USB input for iPod, PlaysForSure WMA devices, and USB storage devices
    • auxiliary input
    • CD changer controls
    • three sets of preamp outputs
    Other features and specs:

    What's in the box:

    • AM/FM/CD receiver
    • Face
    • Sleeve
    • Trim ring
    • Wiring harness with 10A fuse on power lead
    • Wireless remote control (CXC5717)
    • CR2025 Lithium battery
    • 59" USB cable with female USB type-A plug on one end and a male USB type-A connector on other end
    • Plastic face case
    • 2 Extraction keys
    • Rear support screw
    • Rubber bushing
    • 4 Pan head ISO-mount screws
    • 4 Countersunk ISO-mount screws
    • Face fixing screw
    • Operation Manual (English/French)
    • Installation Manual (English/French)
    • Warranty sheet (English/French)
    • Warning sheet concerning installation safety
    • "About Demo Mode" sheet
    • iPod compatibility correction sheet
    • USB compliant sheet
    • "Additional Information" sheet
    • Note on removing plastic tag

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    Features & specs

    AUX Input Rear and Optional Rear
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Rear
    USB Port Power ---
    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 Optional
    Satellite Radio Ready Both
    HD Radio Optional
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size ---
    Nano ---
    Touch ---
    iPhone ---
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) N/A
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 50-15kHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs Yes
    Video Screen No
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS)
    Navigation App Compatible (Android)
    Preamp Voltage 4 volts
    Screen Size ---
    Display Color Blue
    Key Button Color Blue
    EQ Bands 7
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible ---
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    FM Sensitivity 8 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System No
    File Playback
    Music File Playback
    High-res Playback
    Second Camera Input Lane Watch N

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    Overview: The Pioneer DEH-P6900UB AM/FM/CD receiver features a Mosfet amplifier, Super TunerIIID, Satellite Radio-Ready controls, a rear-panel USB input (iPod controller with optional adapter), three sets of 4V RCA preamp outputs, a rear auxiliary input and CD-changer controls along with a motorized slide-down-detachable face that features an entertainment OEL display.

    Mosfet Amplifier: The DEH-P6900UB delivers a full 22 watts x 4 channels RMS and 50 watts x 4 channels peak. Compared to conventional power supplies, the MOSFET amplification circuit is smaller and more efficient, and it delivers increased power with less distortion and absolutely zero on/off switching noise. More power means louder and cleaner music at higher volumes because you're not pushing the limits of the amplification circuit.

    Auto-Flap Motorized Face: The Pioneer DEH-P6900UB features a motorized face-plate that electronically slides down to insert and eject your CD discs. The face is also detachable and comes with a hard plastic carrying case to protect the removable face-plate. If the front panel is not detached from the head unit within four seconds of turning off the ignition, a warning tone will sound. The warning tone can be turned off in the menu, if desired. One face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face non-detachable, if desired.

    7-Way Rotary Command Knob: The 7-Way Rotary Command knob is like a musical joystick. With one central dial you can actually control 90% of the unit's functions and features. Scrolling through your MP3/WMA files and folders is easy and fast. In addition, when controlling an iPod, the operation is easy to learn because it is similar in all respects to the actual iPod.

    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. The tuner has 3 FM banks and 1 AM bank. You can store 6 presets for each bank giving you a total of 18 FM presets and 6 AM presets.

    Local Tuning: Local seek tuning lets you tune in only those radio stations with sufficiently strong signals for good reception. There are 4 level of sensitivity for FM and two levels for AM. The higher settings allow reception of only the strongest stations, while lower settings let you receive progressively weaker stations.

    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.

    Note: When playing compressed audio, there is no sound on fast forward or reverse.

    AAC Decoding: This unit will playback AAC files encoded by iTunes version 6.0.6 and earlier. Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) refers to an audio compression technology standard used with MPEG 2 and MPEG 4.

    Digital Speedread2: The DEH-P6900UB 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.

    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

    EEQ (Easy EQ): The DEH-P6900UB is equipped with a 7-band graphic EQ with 7 preset EQ settings. You can boost or cut each frequency band by +/- 6dB at 1dB intervals. Features of the Easy EQ include:

    • Preset EEQ Settings: Powerful, Super Bass, Vocal, Natural, Custom 1, Custom 2 and Flat
    • Adjustable Frequencies: You can adjust the following center frequencies between +/- 6dB in 1dB steps - 50Hz, 125Hz, 315Hz, 800Hz, 2kHz, 5kHz and 12.5kHz.

    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)

    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.

    Subwoofer Output: The unit has a pair of dedicated non-fading RCA subwoofer outputs with a low-pass filter, phase adjustment, and output level. When the subwoofer output is turned on, 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).

    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.

    Switchable Rear Channel/Subwoofer Output: The rear speaker outputs can be set to provide full range output with full fading capability, or they can be set to provide non-fading subwoofer (low-pass) output. When the rear speaker outputs are set to subwoofer mode, the rear preamp outputs also switch from full range to subwoofer outputs. When set for subwoofer operation, you can connect the rear speaker leads directly to two small 4-ohm passive subwoofers or a dual voice coil sub with 4-ohm voice coils. If you prefer to use a single 2-ohm subwoofer, you can connect the woofer to one set of speaker leads, leaving the other set of rear leads disconnected. The maximum output provided when a 2-ohm load is connected to one set of leads is 70 watts.

    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.

    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.

    Auxiliary Inputs: The DEH-P6900UB is equipped with a rear panel 3.5mm stereo minijack auxiliary input for connecting external components, such as a portable MP3 player, DVD, or VCR. Once AUX 1 is selected as a source, you can change the source display of the input to any 10-character name. A second auxiliary device can be connected to this unit when an optional adapter is connected to the IP-Bus connector on the rear panel. This auxiliary input (known as AUX 2) must be turned on, and a 10-character name for the input can be stored in memory. See below for more information on the 2nd Auxiliary Input.

    2nd Auxiliary Input Ready: In addition to the rear panel minijack Aux input (AUX 1), you can connect a second auxiliary component 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 10-character name of the connected auxiliary component can be entered into memory, and will appear as you cycle through the sources.

    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.

    3-line, 16-Character Display: The DEH-P6900UB features a black background with a blue 3-line, 16-character (each) Organic EL 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.

    Entertainment Displays: The DEH-P6900UB features 16 different entertainment displays to choose from while listening to your music. You can choose from the following display modes.

    • Background Visual 1 or 2
    • Background Picture 1, 2, 3, or 4
    • Simple Display 1 or 2
    • Level Meter
    • Visualizer 1, 2 or 3
    • Spectrum Analyzer 1 or 2
    • Movie
    • Entertainment Clock

    Multi-Language Display: For added convenience, this model comes with a multi-language display, which can show information in three different languages - English, French, or Spanish. Using the Rotary Command knob, allows the user to change default language for all screen displays and menus.

    Ever Scroll: When the Ever Scroll feature is set to On, recorded text information scrolls continuously on the display. It will auto-scroll up to 64 characters. Set this feature to Off if you prefer the information to scroll only once.

    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 10 characters long.

    Track Title List: The Track Title List lets you see the list of track titles on a CD TEXT disc and select one of them to playback.

    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  remains on. When the Clock Display has not been turned on, pressing and holding the source button turns the unit off completely. Even if you have turned the radio completely off you can view the clock display be pressing the clock button. The clock will then remain On until you turn it back Off. When the unit is On you can select between the clock display or the audio track/tuner display.

    Brightness Level: You can adjust the level of brightness of the display from 0 to 15. When the dimmer is functioning, the brightness level can only be adjusted from 0 to 10.

    Dimmer: To prevent the display from being too bright at night, the display is automatically dimmed when the car's headlights are turned on. You can turn the dimmer function On or Off.

    Reverse Mode: When the Reverse Mode is activated, if you do not perform an operation within about 30 seconds, the screen indications start to reverse and then continue reversing every 10 seconds until the unit is back to its main screen display.

    Function Confirmation Tones: The receiver emits an audible beep tone each time a button is pressed. These function confirmation tones cannot be turned off.

    Telephone Mute/Attenuator: Sound from your system is muted or attenuated automatically when a phone signal is received when you have hardwired your mobile phone system to the mute wire of this unit.

    Remote Control: The DEH-P6900UB comes with a wireless remote control (CXC5717). The remote allows you to control the volume, switch between sources, pause the CD, change the display, directly access stations and presets and adjust the audio. The attenuator button allows you to quickly lower the volume by about 90%. 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).

    CD Changer Controls

    USB Direct Control: This unit features a rear-panel direct USB connection that allows you to connect and control portable audio players that feature a USB interface. This unit can playback WMA/MP3/AAC files from your USB audio players or other USB Mass Storage Class compliant devices. The unit's USB port is attached to the rear of the chassis by a 7.5" pigtail. The headunit also includes a 59" USB extension cable for added convenience and placement options.

    iPod Control: You can connect and listen to songs on an iPod that features either a Dock Connector or USB interface (a iPod Dock Connector to USB Cable is needed for Dock Connector type iPods). The DEH-P6900UB is capable of controlling your iPod nano (software version 1.3 or later) or your fifth generation or later iPod (software version 1.2 or later) when used with the optional CD-IU50 (part # 130CDIU50, sold separately). The operation of the headunit's control over your iPod is designed to be a close to the operation of the iPod, itself, as possible for easy operation and song search. The unit will display the iPod's text information and allow you to browse your iPods songs by Playlist, Artist, Albums, Songs, Podcasts, Genres or Audiobooks using the headunit's 7-Way Rotary Command Knob. The DEH-P6900UB can also control previous generations of iPod with an optional Pioneer iPod adapter (CD-IB100II, sold separately).

    Note: You cannot operate the iPod Equalizer from the headunit. You also cannot set the Repeat mode of the iPod to off when using this unit.

    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 (130SIRPNR2). 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 Bluetooth Adapter: In addition, you can use this unit to control a CD-BTB200 Bluetooth adapter (130BTB200, sold separately) for your compatible Bluetooth mobile phone or Bluetooth portable audio player. The Pioneer CD-BTB200 Bluetooth Adapter allows you to make and receive calls wirelessly and hands-free on your Bluetooth-equipped cellular telephone through this Pioneer "Bluetooth Adapter Ready" head unit. The CD-BTB200 comes with a microphone for making and answering your calls. You can hear the other party through the vehicle's speaker system. The unit connects to the head unit via the supplied IP-BUS cable, and has an IP-BUS pass-through for daisy chaining another component.

    AV Controls: You can use this unit to control an optional Pioneer TV tuner (sold separately) or an optional single or multi-DVD player (also sold separately).

    IP-Bus Changer Controls: The DEH-P6900UB 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, an auxiliary input adapter, or an iPod adapter.You can add an IP-Bus-compatible 6-disc or 12-disc Pioneer CD changer, and control it from the head unit. The unit feature the following CD-changer features.

    • 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.
    • 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 Track Scan: The beginning of each track on the selected disc plays for about 10 seconds before moving onto the next track and continues until you make your selection.
    • 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 once to reveal the entire string of text by holding down the Display button.
    • 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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