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Pioneer DEH-P5100UB

CD receiver

Item # 130P5100UB

Pioneer's DEH-P5100UB CD receiver looks sharp, features a bright OEL display, and gives you plenty of options for...

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Pioneer's DEH-P5100UB CD receiver looks sharp, features a bright OEL display, and gives you plenty of options for...

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About the Pioneer DEH-P5100UB

Pioneer's DEH-P5100UB CD receiver looks sharp, features a bright OEL display, and gives you plenty of options for playing your music. The easy-to-read blue dot matrix display uses Organic Electroluminescent technology to produce multiple lines of high-contrast characters for highly legible onscreen information, while the large control knob allows you to whip through all your music files and menus.

Pioneer's DEH-P5100UB CD receiver looks sharp, features a bright OEL display, and gives you plenty of options for playing your music. The easy-to-read blue dot matrix display uses Organic Electroluminescent technology to produce multiple lines of high-contrast characters for highly legible onscreen information, while the large control knob allows you to whip through all your music files and menus.

Whatever you want to play...
This receiver plays all your CDs, even MP3, WMA, and AAC files that you've burned to disc. You can connect and control your iPod®, and play a variety of other devices through the receiver's front panel USB input. When your iPod is connected to the USB input, the receiver bypasses your iPod's built-in digital-to-analog converter, using its high-quality DAC to deliver your music files with the highest fidelity possible.

Add satellite radio and tap into the wide variety of news, talk, sports, and commercial-free music that XM and SIRIUS offer. Or you can hook up Pioneer's HD Radio™ tuner and check out the enhanced fidelity and extra programming from participating AM and FM stations in your area. A front-panel auxiliary input accepts audio from other music sources you may have.

The sound's the thing
Pioneer's Easy EQ 7-band equalizer gives you extra flexibility for making your music sound great in your car. If you're listening to your MP3 player, Advanced Sound Retriever circuitry reverses the compression process to fill in some of the information lost when you created your files, especially in the higher notes that convey ambience and musical detail.

The built-in amplifier delivers plenty of power for accurate sound, with built in high- and low-pass filters to optimize speaker performance. And if you want to really get your ride rocking, you can use the three sets of preamp outputs to connect external amplifiers, speakers, and subs.

Hands-free calling
Drive safely by connecting Pioneer's optional Bluetooth® adapter. When a call comes in, your Pioneer receiver will mute the music and allow you to take the call on your compatible phone, without taking your hands off the wheel.

Note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver.

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Product highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with built-in MOSFET amplifier (14 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs (including discs loaded with MP3, WMA, and AAC files)
    • detachable face with multi-line Organic Electroluminescent (OEL) display
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • Easy EQ 7-band equalizer with six preset tone settings
    • loudness
    • high- and low-pass filters
    Expandability:
    • built in iPod control — no adapter necessary, but adding Pioneer's optional connecting cable lets you leave your iPod cable at home
    • compatible with optional Pioneer Bluetooth adapter, HD Radio tuner, satellite radio, CD changer
    • inputs: front auxiliary input, front USB input (for Windows Media devices, USB storage devices, and iPod)
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other info:

    What's in the box:

    • AM/FM/CD receiver with 10-amp ATM mini fuse inserted into chassis
    • Face
    • Sleeve
    • Trim ring
    • Face case
    • Wiring harness
    • CXC8885 IR wireless remote control
    • CR2025 3V Lithium battery
    • 2 Extraction keys
    • 4 Pan head ISO-mount screws (M5 x 8mm)
    • 4 Flat-head ISO-mount screws (M5 x 9mm)
    • Face fixing screw
    • Operation Manual (Eng/Fre/Spa)
    • Installation Manual (Eng/Fre/Spa)
    • Warranty sheet (Eng/Fre)
    • Warning sheet concerning installation safety (Eng/Fre/Spa)
    • "Note:" sheet

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    Features & specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input Front and Optional Rear
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Front and 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 USB Memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Optional
    Satellite Radio Ready Both
    HD Radio Optional
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen
    Nano Nano5/Nano4/Nano3/Nano2/Nano1
    Touch Touch3/Touch2/Touch1
    iPhone Phone/Phone3G/Phone3GS
    General
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 14 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    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 Yes
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 9 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

    Product Research

    Overview: The Pioneer DEH-P5100UB 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 and rear-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), XM or SIRIUS Satellite Radio (with an optional satellite radio tuner and antenna), and a multi-CD player.

    Display Features
    Audio Section
    AM/FM Tuner
    CD Playback
    External Device Connection
    Remote Control

    Display Features

    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 case is included with the unit. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face non-detachable, if desired.

    OEL Full-Motion Display: The DEH-P5100UB features a black background with a 3-line, blue OEL full-motion 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 these sources. The OEL display also offers 3D full-motion screen savers.

    Multi-Language Display: For your convenience this unit is equipped with a multiple language display. You can select from English, Spanish, or French.

    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.

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

    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 track/tuner display.

    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. The orange/white illumination wire must be connected to the vehicle's headlight circuit in order for this feature to work.

    Audio Section

    MOSFET Amplifier: The DEH-P5100UB 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-P5100UB 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-P5100UB 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)

    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-P5100UB is equipped with a 7-band 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:

    • Center Frequencies: 50Hz, 125Hz, 315Hz, 800Hz, 2kHz, 5kHz, 12.5kHz
    • Preset EEQ Settings: Powerful, Super Bass, Vocal, Natural, Custom 1, Custom 2, and Flat

    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)

    Three 4-Volt Preamp Outputs: The Pioneer DEH-P5100UB 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 speakers.
    • 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.

    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: +12dB to 0dB).

    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.

    AM/FM Tuner

    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): 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 presets.

    Local Tuning: Local seek tuning lets you tune in only those radio stations with sufficiently strong signals for good reception. There are 4 levels 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.

    CD 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.

    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.

    List Button: The List button on the front panel allows you to track the title list, folder list, file list, preset channel list, or disc title list, depending upon the source. Once the List button is pressed, you can turn the multi-control knob to view each item on the list. To select the highlighted item, you can press the multi-control. This allows you to quickly make selections from most any source.

    External Device Connection

    Dual USB Inputs: The unit's rear-panel USB type-A input (attached by 7.5" pigtail) and front-panel USB type-A input allow you to connect a USB portable audio player and/or USB flash memory that is USB Mass Storage Class compliant (256MB to 250GB). This unit can play MP3/WMA/WAV/AAC 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, WMA files with a constant bit rate from 48-320 kbps, and WMA files with a variable bit rate from 48-384 kbps, along with AAC files with a bit rate from16-320 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, 500 folders and 15,000 files per USB device are recognized by this unit.

    iPod Interface: The DEH-P5100UB can control and playback songs on an iPod. This unit supports only iPods with a standard Dock Connector. You can connect your iPod using the unit's front-panel or rear-panel USB input, along with a dock connector-to-USB cable, such as the one supplied with your iPod, or the optional 130CDIU50 (sold separately). 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, album, and alphabetical searches. 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-P5100UB is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of Dec. 2009):

    iPod/iPhone Model Generation Software Version Media Type Control Display Charge
    Audio Video Unit iPod Song/Artist Track
    dock-connector 3rd N/A N N N N N N N
    click-wheel/color-display 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 1.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    160GB 1.1.2 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 1.0.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    5th 1.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 3.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    2nd 3.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3rd 3.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    iPhone 2G 3.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3G 3.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3GS 3.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y

    Note: Apple firmware updates may change functionality results. You may need to reset your iPod if you download a newer software version. The headunit may read "Error 19" if your iPod is not reset. If left plugged in, the iPod will turn off approximately two minutes after the vehicle's ignition switch is set to Off.

    Optional USB Adapter: If the head unit's built-in front-panel USB input is being used, you can connect a USB adapter (130CDUB100, sold separately) to the IP-Bus port to playback audio from a portable audio player that features a USB interface. This USB adapter features a IP-Bus pass-through for daisy chaining another IP-Bus compatible component.

    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.

    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 optional HD Radio tuner connects through the IP-BUS interface.

    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.

    IP-Bus Changer Controls: You can add an IP-Bus-compatible 6-disc or 12-disc Pioneer CD changer, and control it from the head unit.

    Auxiliary Input: The DEH-P5100UB 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. 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. Both Aux 1 and Aux 2 must be turned on in the setup menu in order to be selected as a source. See below for more information on the 2nd Auxiliary Input.

    2nd Auxiliary Input Ready: In addition to the front panel minijack 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 one auxiliary component, and the optional CD-RB20 (130CDRB20, sold separately) 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.

    Remote Control

    Wireless Remote Control: The DEH-P5100UB comes with a wireless remote control (CXC8885). 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.

    Steering Wheel Control: The PAC SWI-PS (127SWIPS, sold separately) steering wheel remote interface is compatible with this head unit.

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