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Pioneer Premier DEH-P980BT

CD receiver

Item # 130P980BT

Pioneer Premier packs the DEH-P980BT CD receiver with all the high-end audio features you'd expect from Pioneer...

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Pioneer Premier packs the DEH-P980BT CD receiver with all the high-end audio features you'd expect from Pioneer...

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Item # 130P980BT

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About the Pioneer Premier DEH-P980BT

High-end audio plus built-in Bluetooth®

Pioneer Premier packs the DEH-P980BT CD receiver with all the high-end audio features you'd expect from Pioneer — like MP3, WMA, and AAC file playback, digital sound processing, and a 16-band equalizer. But this stereo also comes loaded with built-in Bluetooth technology that allows you to use your cell phone hands-free. And it's protected by the Premier 2-year warranty.

High-end audio plus built-in Bluetooth®

Pioneer Premier packs the DEH-P980BT CD receiver with all the high-end audio features you'd expect from Pioneer — like MP3, WMA, and AAC file playback, digital sound processing, and a 16-band equalizer. But this stereo also comes loaded with built-in Bluetooth technology that allows you to use your cell phone hands-free. And it's protected by the Premier 2-year warranty.

Hands-free convenience

The Bluetooth connection lets you place and receive calls without taking your Bluetooth compatible cell phone out of your bag. Use the included microphone to ask the DEH-P980BT to dial a number for you, while Auto Answering allows you to pick up calls without taking your hands off the wheel. Download your phone book into the stereo so you can scroll through and even search contacts right from the dash.

Full-color OEL display

The striking, full-color display on the DEH-P980BT's motorized faceplate will ensure that everything looks great, too. Customize the display with your own images using the included software, or just let the bright, crisp screen show off two lines of track and artist information in style.

Optional iPod® adapter

If MP3, WMA, and AAC file format playback isn't enough for you, add Pioneer's optional CDIB100 adapter to control and charge your iPod right from the stereo. The same connection can also handle a satellite radio, HD Radio™ tuner, or Pioneer CD changer, and you also get an auxiliary input for any other external source you might have in mind.

Three sets of preamp outputs send a powerful signal to your external amps and subs. You even get a full-function remote so your passengers can control playback from anywhere in the car.

Note: Bluetooth compatibility with this receiver may vary, depending on your phone and service provider.

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 or its optional iPod adapter.


Product highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with built-in 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 — except Digital Rights-protected files)
    • slide-down motorized face with customizable full-color Organic EL display
    • Rotary Commander control knob
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • Digital Sound Processor with 16-band graphic EQ and time alignment
    • Auditory User Interface confirms receiver functions with different tones
    • 24-bit Burr-Brown digital-to-analog converter
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • subwoofer level control
    • Bluetooth receiver built in (includes hands-free microphone)
    • compatible with Pioneer iPod adapter, HD Radio tuner, satellite radio, CD changer
    • auxiliary input (rear 3.5mm mini jack)
    • 6-channel preamp outputs (5-volt front, rear, and sub)
    Other features and specs:

    What's in the box:

    • Pioneer Premier AM/FM/CD receiver
    • Wireless remote control (CXC5715)
    • CR2025 Lithium battery (installed in remote)
    • Sleeve
    • Trim ring
    • Face
    • Hard plastic face case
    • Wiring harness with in-line 10-amp ATM mini fuse
    • Preamp output harness
    • Bluetooth microphone with 13.5' cable attached
    • Microphone mounting bracket
    • Two sided adhesive pad
    • 2 Extraction keys
    • Rear support screw
    • Rubber bushing
    • 4 Pan head ISO-mount screws
    • 4 Countersunk ISO-mount screws
    • Face fixing screw
    • 5 Adhesive backed microphone cable clips
    • Operation Manual (English/French)
    • Installation Manual (English/French)
    • Warranty information (English/French)
    • Warning sheet concerning installation safety
    • Sheet about the Demo Mode

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    Features & specs

    AUX Input Rear
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input No
    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 Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready Both
    HD Radio Optional
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size 5Gen/4Gen/3Gen
    Nano Nano3/Nano2/Nano1
    Touch No
    iPhone No
    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 No
    Video Screen No
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS)
    Navigation App Compatible (Android)
    Preamp Voltage 5 volts
    Screen Size ---
    Display Color Organic EL
    Key Button Color Blue
    EQ Bands 16
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Labor Warranty 2 Years
    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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    External Device Controls


    Full Color OEL Display: The full color OEL (Organic Electro-Luminescent) display features 65,000 colors for incredible brightness, clear readability, wide-angle viewing and full-motion 3D graphics. In addition to the built-in images and graphics, you can download software from a special Pioneer website that will allow you to edit and create your own graphic displays from JPEG, BMP, or PNG images. Because OEL creates its own electro-luminescent light, its brightness is resistant to washing out in sunlight. The display is 256 x 64 pixels.

    Entertainment Display Modes: You can choose from the following Entertainment Display Modes:

    • Standard: moving lines and boxes with changing background color
    • Visualizer: In Visualizer mode, you can select one of the following backgrounds: Visualizer 1 (palm trees swaying), Visualizer 2 (bubbles), or Visualizer 3 (moving bars with changing colors), Visualizer 4 (rotating starburst), Visualizer 5 (passing scenery from a vehicle), Visualizer Random (repeating Visualizers 1-5)
    • Level Meter: dual VU meters
    • Spectrum Analyzer: vertical 13-band spectrum analyzer
    • Vehicle Dynamics: Vehicle Dynamics 1 (Battery voltage, Tachometer, and Level gauges), Vehicle Dynamics 2 (analog and digital tachometers with moving pistons in the background), Vehicle Dynamics 3 (digital voltmeters and tachometer)
    • Movie: looping 8-second movie clip
    • Clock: clock and date displayed
    • Slideshow: rotating slide show with different transitions
    • Custom: more pictures and animation can be downloaded from Pioneer's website, you can also download software and use your own pictures and video to create displays

    Multi-language Display: The screen displays and menus can be displayed in English, French, or Spanish.

    Ever Scroll: When Ever Scroll is set to On, CD text or iPod information scrolls continuously in the display. When turned off, the information scrolls only once.

    Display Brightness: The display brightness can be adjusted from 0 to 31.

    Burr Brown D/A Converter: The DEH-P980BT uses a 24-bit Burr Brown digital-to-analog converter for superb sound.

    Auto Dimmer Feature: When the Dimmer Feature is activated, the display will automatically dim when the vehicle's headlights are turned on. The orange/white wire labeled Illumination must be connected to the vehicle's light circuit in order for the Dimmer Feature to work.

    Demo Modes: This unit has a Reverse Demo Mode and a Feature Demo Mode. In Reverse Demo Mode, if you do not perform an operation for a period of 30 seconds, the display begins reversing colors. It continues reversing colors every 10 seconds. When the unit is turned off with the ignition on, the Feature Demo Mode is activated. The Feature Demo Mode displays the unit's different features and capabilities using moving graphics. Both demo modes can be temporarily canceled with a single button push, or turned off in the Initial Settings menu.

    Rotary Commander: The large rotary knob on the front panel is a 7-way control that can operate about 90% of the unit's functions and features. The knob can be rotated clockwise and counterclockwise, pressed in, and tilted up, down, left, and right. This feature allows you to easily scroll through files and folders on your MP3/WMA/AAC CDs as well as a connected iPod (via the optional iPod adapter).

    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.

    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.

    iTunes AAC Playback: The DEH-P980BT can play CDs with AAC files ripped using Apple's iTunes Media Player Version 4.8 and earlier. This unit can play AAC files recorded on CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW discs in ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, and Romeo formats. AAC files with a transmission rate from 16-320 kbps are supported.

    Note: This unit can play unprotected AAC files ripped into iTunes, but it cannot play the DRM-protected AAC files downloaded from the online iTunes Music Store.

    Rear Mounted Auxiliary Input: This unit has a 3.5mm mini jack auxiliary input located on the back of the unit. This AUX 1 input must be turned on in the Initial Settings menu before it can be selected as a source. Once AUX 1 is selected as a source, you can change the source display of the input to any 8 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 also be turned on, and an 8-character name for the input can be stored in memory. See below for more information on the 2nd Auxiliary Input.

    Time Alignment/Seat Position: The receiver has a built-in DSP (digital signal processor) with time alignment for optimum imaging. You can select the Time Alignment mode depending upon the type of vehicle: Sedan, Wagon, Mini-Van, SUV, or Custom. When custom is selected, you can enter the distance from your seat to the front left, front right, rear left, rear right, subwoofer left, and subwoofer right speakers. After the selection is made, the DSP aligns the output of each speaker so the audio reaches your ears at precisely the correct time. For best stereo image, you can also select a seat position of front left, front right, front or all.

    EEQ (Easy EQ): The DEH-P980BT is equipped with a 16-band graphic EQ with the following center frequencies: 20Hz, 31.5Hz, 50Hz, 80Hz, 125Hz, 200Hz, 315Hz, 500Hz, 800Hz, 1.25kHz, 2kHz, 3.15kHz, 5kHz, 8kHz, 12.5kHz, and 20kHz. There are 5 preset EQ settings: Powerful, Super Bass, Vocal, Natural, and Flat; plus Custom 1 and Custom 2. You can adjust the equalizer curve of the Powerful, Super Bass, Vocal, and Natural presets between -6 and +6. With Custom 1 or Custom 2, you can independently adjust the level of each band from -6 to +6.

    Loudness Levels: Loudness compensates for deficiencies in the low and high frequencies at low volumes. When activated, Loudness applies +10dB @100Hz and +6.5dB at 10kHz.

    BBE: BBE can reproduce sound very close to the original through phase compensation, high-frequency delay, and amplitude deviation during playback. It makes your music sound like a live performance. You can set the level of BBE from -4 to +4.

    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.

    High Pass Filter: If you do not want low frequency sounds to play from the speakers, you can independently turn on the High Pass Filters for the front and rear outputs (front and rear have separate crossovers). The HPF has a selectable cutoff frequency (50Hz, 63Hz, 80Hz,100Hz, 125Hz, 160Hz, or 200 Hz) and slope (-6dB, -12dB, or Pass). Only frequencies higher than those in the selected range are output through the speakers. You can also vary the output of the front and rear channels independently from 0 to -24.

    Subwoofer Output: The unit has a dual RCA subwoofer output which can be turned on or off. When turned on, this output has a low-pass filter with selectable cutoff frequencies (50Hz, 63Hz, 80Hz,100Hz, 125Hz, 160Hz, or 200 Hz), phase adjustment (normal/reverse), output level (+6 to -24), and slope (-6dB, -12dB, or -18dB).

    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.

    Auditory User Interface (AUI): Confirmation tones alert you to what the receiver is doing without you having to look at the display. The AUI has 4 different sounds (for ON, function, select, and, when used with the Bluetooth wireless technology, a ring alert.) You can adjust the volume of the AUI from 0 to 12.

    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.

    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. If a CD changer that supports disc title is added, up to 100 CD titles can be added.

    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. The unit's button illumination stays on if the illumination and accessory wires are powered.

    Detachable Face Security: This unit features a motorized flap-face front panel with Detachable Face Security. If the front panel is not detached from the head unit within five seconds of turning off the ignition, a warning tone will sound, and the face will fold down. The warning tone can be turned off in the menu, if desired. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face non-detachable, if desired. A hard plastic face case is included with this unit.

    Muting/Attenuation: Sound from this unit is muted or attenuated automatically when the signal from a device with the mute function is received. Sound returns to normal when the mute/attenuation signal is canceled. The muting feature must be turned on in the initial settings. You can switch between muting or attenuation, whichever you desire. Note: The yellow/black wire in the wiring harness must be connected to the cell phone or other automatic muting device.

    Wireless Remote Control: The DEH-P980BT comes with a wireless remote control (CXC5715). The remote allows you to control the volume, switch between sources, pause the CD, change the display, and adjust the audio. In addition, the numeric keypad on the remote allows you to select tracks and radio presets directly. 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 Remote Control: In addition, the PAC SWI-PS (127SWIPS, sold separately) steering wheel remote interface is compatible with this head unit

    2nd Auxiliary Input Ready: In addition to the rear mini-jack Aux input (AUX 1), you can connect a second auxiliary component by connecting an IP-Bus/RCA connector. The CD-RB10 (130CDRB10, sold separately) lets you connect one auxiliary component, and the 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 8-character name of the connected auxiliary component can be entered into memory, and will appear as you cycle through the sources.

    External Device Controls

    Bluetooth: The DEH-P980BT has Bluetooth hardware built in to integrate with Bluetooth enabled cellular phones and audio players. Bluetooth is a two-way wireless communication system allowing you to make and receive cell phone calls, and listen to a Bluetooth audio device.

    • Phone: Up to five phones can be registered with the DEH-P980BT, three user phones and two guest phones. It can be set to automatically connect to a registered phone whenever the phone comes within range. Once the phone connection is made the head unit stays in phone standby mode, and is ready to receive calls while you listen to other sources. A phone EQ curve is used when making and receiving calls. You can dial out using your phone book or call history, dial directly using the numeric keypad on the remote, create a list of up to ten preset numbers, or use voice activated dialing if your phone is so equipped. You can answer incoming calls manually or automatically, or set the unit to automatically reject all incoming calls.
    • BT Audio: In addition to Bluetooth phones, the DEH-P980BT supports Bluetooth equipped audio players. You can connect wirelessly and listen to the player, and in some cases control the player as well.

      Note: Not all Bluetooth-enabled phones are compatible.

    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, connect the SC-C1 SiriusConnect Universal Vehicle tuner and the CD-SB10 Pioneer Sirius Satellite Radio interface (700SIRPION, sold separately).

    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.

    iPod Adapter Ready: The Pioneer CD-IB100ii iPod adapter (130IB100ii, sold separately) 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, album, or song searches. You can switch between the following displays: Album title, Song Title, Artist Name, Artist Name with Album Title, Song Title with Artist Name, Song Title with Album Title, and a Simple display. While connected, the iPod adapter also charges the iPod's battery.  The Pioneer DEH-P980BT is "Made for iPod" compatible and supports the following iPod model functions when connected to the CD-IB100ii iPod adapter interface (as of Dec. 2009):

    iPod/iPhone Model Media Type  Control Display Charge
    Audio Video Unit iPod Song/Artist Track
    dock-connector (3 gen) Y N Y N Y Y Y
    click-wheel/color-display (4 gen) Y N Y N Y Y Y
     mini (1/2 gen) Y N Y N Y Y Y
     video (5 gen) Y N Y N Y Y Y
     classic (80/120/160 GB) N N N N N N N
     nano 1 gen Y N Y N Y Y Y
    2 gen Y N Y N Y Y Y
    3 gen Y N Y N Y Y Y
    4 gen N N N N N N N
    5 gen N N N N N N N
    touch 1 gen N N N N N N N
    2 gen N N N N N N N
    3 gen N N N N N N N
    iPhone 2G N N N N N N N
    3G N N N N N N N
    3GS N N N N N N N

    Note: Apple firmware updates may change functionality results.

    DVD Control: You can connect and control with this unit an external single or multi-disc DVD player, through the IP-Bus connection. It is compatible with the Pioneer SDV-P7 single disc DVD player, and the XDV-P90 6-disc DVD/CD changer.

    IP-Bus Changer Controls: The DEH-P980BT 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.

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