Overview: The Pioneer DEH-P4200UB is an AM/FM/CD receiver
that can play MP3, WMA, WAV, and AAC files on CD-R and CD-RW discs, as well as
from a portable USB device. It has a front-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input for
portable devices, as well as a front-panel USB input for your iPod or other
USB-based portable audio player or USB memory device. Additional accessories
that are compatible with this unit include Bluetooth Audio and Bluetooth
Telephone (when the optional Pioneer Bluetooth adapter is connected), as well as XM/SIRIUS Satellite Radio
or HD Radio (with an optional tuner and antenna). In addition, the DEHP4200UB includes an IR remote control for
wireless operation and offers factory steering remote control compatibility
(optional adapter required).
Detachable Face Security: This unit features Detachable Face
Security. If the front panel is not detached from the headunit within four
seconds of turning off the ignition, a warning tone sounds. You can turn off the
warning tone. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face non-detachable, if
Note: No face case is included with this unit. An
optional soft face case (142DFC1X,
sold separately) can be purchased for this unit.
OEL Display: The DEH-P4200UB features a black background
with a 3-line, 12-character blue OEL display which takes advantage of MP3, WMA,
iPod, XM Radio, and Sirius, plus CD Text-encoded discs. This display makes it
easy to read and cycle through the song title, artist, and other text used by
Clock/Calendar Display: The Pioneer DEH-P4200UB provides a 12-hour
clock and calendar (Year-Day-Month) display.
Entertainment Displays: The headunit offers entertainment displays
while listening to each sound source. You can select from Background
Visual, Background Picture 1-4, Background Genre, Movie Screen 1-2, Simple
Display, or Calendar.
Multi-Language: This unit is equipped with a multiple language
display. You can select between English, French, or Spanish.
Ever Scroll: When the Ever Scroll feature is set to On,
recorded text information scrolls continuously on the display. Set this feature to Off if you prefer the
information to scroll only once.
Reverse Mode: If you do not perform an operation within approximately
30 seconds, screen indications start to reverse, and then continue reversing
every 10 seconds.
Engine Time Alert: This feature allows you to measure the length of
time that elapses from when the headunit is turned on and display the amount of
elapsed timer per set period (15 or 30 minutes). An audible alarm will sound to
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 been turned
off, 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 by
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
Dimmer: To prevent the display from being too bright at
night, the display is automatically dimmed when the car's headlights are turned
on. The orange/white illumination wire must be connected to the vehicle's
headlight circuit in order for this feature to work. You can also manually dim
the brightness of the display from 0-15.
MOSFET Amplifier: The DEH-P4200UB is equipped with a MOSFET amplifier. 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.
CEA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the
DEH-P4200UB 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 DEH-P4200UB are
- 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)
7-Way Rotary Commander: The
Pioneer DEH-P4200UB features a 7-Way Rotary Commander for easy control.
You can scroll through your music and audio settings with greater ease using the
7-way rotary commander.
Sound Retriever: The Sound Retriever automatically enhances
compressed audio and restores the original richness of the recording. When Sound
Retriever is on, the high frequency range is compensated to match the frequency
response curve to the original sound. There are two available levels of the
Sound Retriever effect.
EEQ (Easy EQ): The DEH-P4200UB is equipped with a 5-band
(100Hz, 315Hz, 1.25kHz, 3.15kHz, and 8kHz) EQ
with 5 preset EQ settings: Powerful, Natural, Vocal, Super Bass, and Flat. There
are also two Custom modes which allow you manually adjust the headunit's 5-band
EQ from +/- 6dB.
Loudness: The Loudness feature compensates for
deficiencies in the low and high sound ranges at low volume. You can set the
Loudness feature to Low, Mid, High, or Off.
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 (Gain: 0dB to +12dB).
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.
Three 4-Volt Preamp Outputs: The Pioneer DEH-P4200UB
is equipped with three 4-Volt preamp outputs (Front/Rear/Subwoofer). The front
and rear speakers are fading with high-pass crossover filters, while the
subwoofer output is non-fading with a low-pass crossover filter.
- Front and Rear Preamp Outputs: If you do not want low
frequency sounds to play from the front or rear speaker preamp outputs (or
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
- 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).
Switchable Rear Channel/Subwoofer Speaker 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.
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): The BSM (Best Stations Memory) function
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
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.
HD Radio Ready: This unit is compatible with the optional
Pioneer GEX-P20HD HD Radio tuner (130GEXP20H,
sold separately) allowing you to tune available HD Radio stations. HD Radio
features high quality audio, FM multi-casting, and data services. The add-on HD
Radio tuner also supports iTunes Tagging which allows you to save song
information (tag) from an HD Radio broadcasting station to your connected iPod
or iPhone. The saved songs will show up in a playlist called "Tagged" in iTunes
the next time you sync your iPod. Then you can directly buy the songs you want
from the iTunes Music Store. The optional HD Radio tuner connects through the
headunit's IP-BUS interface.
Note: Right now there are about 2,000 radio stations
broadcasting using digital HD Radio technology in the U.S. To find HD Radio
stations in your area, visit the HD Radio website (HDRadio.com).
Satellite Radio Ready: You can connect and control an
external satellite radio tuner from XM or SIRIUS. The head unit is compatible
with the GEX-P920XM (130P920XM,
sold separately) Pioneer XM receiver. For Sirius there are two options; connect
the SC-C1 SiriusConnect Universal Vehicle tuner and the CD-SB10 Pioneer Sirius
Satellite Radio interface (700SIRPION,
sold separately), or use the Pioneer Sirius Satellite Radio interface (130CDSB10,
sold separately) and the SIRIUS dock-and-play adapter (607SCVDOC1,
sold separately) along with a compatible portable SIRIUS radio. 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.
MP3/WMA/WAV Playback: This unit can play MP3, WMA and 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.
AAC Decoding: This unit will playback AAC files encoded by
iTunes recorded onto CDs, however files purchased from the iTunes Music Store
(.m4p file extension) are not compatible. Tracks recorded at transmission rates
of 16-320 kbps are playable on this unit.
Note: When playing compressed audio, there is no sound during
fast-forward or reverse.
Name/Track Title List: The Name List feature displays a list
of MP3/WMA/AAC folders and tracks on a loaded CD or connected USB device, so you can
easily access your music. Track Title List will also display the list of track titles
on a CD Text disc.
Installation Angle: Optimum CD playback performance is obtained when the unit is
installed at an angle of less than 60-degrees.
Auxiliary Input: The DEH-P4200UB is equipped with a front
panel 3.5mm stereo minijack auxiliary input for connecting external components,
such as a portable MP3 player, DVD, or VCR. AUX must be turned on in the setup
menu in order to be selected as a source.
Front-Panel USB Input: The unit's
front-panel USB type-A input allows you to connect a USB portable audio player
or USB flash memory that is USB Mass Storage Class compliant. This unit can play
MP3, WMA, AAC, and/or WAV files stored on a USB Mass Storage device in FAT16 or FAT32
file system formats. MP3 files with a bit rate from 8-320 kbps, AAC files with a
bit rate of 16-320 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, 1500 folders, and 15000 files per USB device are recognized by this
Note: USB portable audio players that can be charged via USB will
be charged when plugged into the CD receiver's USB port and the vehicle's
ignition switch is set to ACC or on.
iPod Interface: The DEH-P4200UB can
control and playback songs on an iPod. This unit supports select iPods with a
standard Dock Connector. You can connect your iPod using the unit's front-panel
USB input (a dock connector-to-USB cable, such as the one supplied with your
iPod, or the optional
130CDIU50, is required). When connected via USB, you can choose to control
the iPod from the head unit or the iPod itself (you can still change songs from
the head unit, even when you are controlling the iPod manually.) You can perform
multiple search functions, including playlist, genre, artist, or album searches.
You can also select random and repeat functions for a certain song, all songs,
or specific folders. The headunit will also display your iPod's music file
information, including Play Time, Song Title, Artist Name, and Album Title.
While connected and the ignition switch is set to ACC or ON, the USB connection
will power and charge your iPod. The Pioneer DEH-P4200UB is "Made for iPod/iPhone"
compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of Feb.
| iPod/iPhone Model ||
Gen. || Software Version ||Media Type ||Control
|Audio ||Video ||Unit ||iPod/iPhone ||Song/Artist
Info ||Track Info
connector ||3rd ||N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
| clickwheel |
| 4th || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
|mini ||1st ||N/A ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
|2nd ||N/A ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
| video ||
5th || 1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| classic ||
80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
|120GB ||2.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
|160GB ||2.0.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| nano ||1st ||1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
|2nd ||1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
|3rd ||1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
|4th ||1.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
|5th ||1.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
|6th ||1.0 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| touch ||1st ||3.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
|2nd ||3.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
|3rd ||3.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
|4th ||4.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| iPhone ||2G ||3.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
|3G ||3.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
|3GS || 3.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
|4 || 4.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may
change functionality results. If you download a newer software
version, you may need to reset the headunit and your iPod/iPhone to
regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to revert
to the older software version or wait until an newer software update
2nd Auxiliary Input Ready: In addition to the front panel
mini-jack Aux input (AUX 1), you can connect a second auxiliary component by
connecting an IP-Bus/RCA connector. The optional CD-RB10 (130CDRB10,
sold separately) lets you connect another auxiliary component 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.
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.
Remote Control: The DEH-P4200UB comes with an IR wireless remote
control (CXE2758). The remote allows you to control the volume, switch between
sources, pause the CD, change the display, and adjust the audio. The mute
button allows you to quickly lower the volume by about 90% (function that
cannot be performed from the front panel).
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The headunit features
an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit to allow you
to keep your vehicle's radio steering wheel remote controls when used with the
optional PAC SWI-PS Steering Wheel Control Interface Adapter (127SWIPS,
sold separately); or the optional Metra ASWC Steering Wheel Control Interface
Note: Please consult the
Crutchfield Car Selector to see if your vehicle is compatible.