Overview: The Pioneer DEH-6300UB is an AM/FM CD receiver
that can play MP3, WMA, AAC, and WAV audio 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/iPhone,
or other USB-based portable audio player or USB memory device. The Pioneer
head unit even supports iTunes tagging to your connected iPod or iPhone. The
DEH-6300UB is equipped with a MOSFET 50 x 4ch (Peak) amplifier and two pair of
2.2 V preamp outputs. In addition, the DEH-6300UB includes an IR remote control for
wireless operation and supports factory steering wheel controls (via optional
Detachable Face Security: This unit features Detachable Face
Security. 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
sold separately) can be purchased for this unit.
Multiple-Color Illumination: This unit is equipped with multiple-color
illumination for its front-panel display and backlit buttons. You can select
from 30 preset colors (White to Rose), cycle through all preset colors (Scan),
or customize an illumination color (by adjusting Red, Blue, and Green brightness
levels). You can set the head unit's display illumination and button
illumination to separate colors.
Level Meter: The Pioneer
DEH-6300UB features a level meter display with 4 mode settings.
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.
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
24 Bit D/A Converter: The Pioneer in-dash head unit utilizes
a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior CD sound quality.
MOSFET Amplifier: The DEH-6300UB 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-6300UB 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-6300UB 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-6300UB 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.
Advanced Sound Retriever: The Advanced Sound Retriever automatically enhances
compressed audio and restores the original richness of the recording. When
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
Advanced Sound Retriever effect.
Preset EQ: The Pioneer DEH-6300UB is equipped with seven EQ presets.
You can choose from Powerful, Natural, Vocal, Super Bass, Flat, Custom 1, or
Graphic EQ: The DEH-6300UB's two Custom EQ modes (1 & 2) let you
adjust the head unit's 5-band graphic EQ (100Hz, 315Hz, 1.25kHz, 3.15kHz, &
8kHz). You can adjust each band between +6 to -6.
Bass Booster: 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).
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.
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.
Dual 2.2-Volt Preamp Outputs: The Pioneer DEH-6300UB
features two pair of 2.2-volt preamp outputs (Front & Rear/SW). The unit's rear preamp output can be configured as a
fading rear-channel output or a non-fading subwoofer output.
Crossovers: The DEH-6300UB employs high pass and low pass crossovers
to tailor the head unit to your connected speakers.
- High Pass: The head unit's 12dB/octave high pass filter only
allows frequencies higher than those in the selected range (50, 63, 80, 100,
125Hz) to your front and rear speakers through the unit's speaker-level or
- Low Pass: When the head unit's rear-channel preamp output is
configured as a subwoofer preamp output, you can activate an 18dB/octave low
pass filter so only frequencies lower than those in the selected range (50,
63, 80, 100, 125Hz) are output to your connected subwoofer.
Subwoofer Controls: When the rear-channel preamp output is used as
a non-fading subwoofer preamp output, you can adjust the subwoofer output's
phase (normal/reverse) and the subwoofer output's 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.
RDS: The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast
information such as artist, title, and album when listening to compatible AM/FM
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.
Compatible Discs: The Pioneer DEH-6300UB supports playback
of CD-Audio, CD-Text, CD-R, and CD-RW discs.
MP3/WMA Playback: This unit can play MP3 and WMA files
recorded on 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. Up to 8 directories, 99
folders and 999 files per disc are recognized by this unit.
WAV File Playback: The DEH-6300UB offers playback of audio
WAV files recorded onto CD-R, and CD-RW discs. The head unit supports
8-bit and 16-bit LPCM (Linear PCM) WAV files with a sampling frequency between
16 to 48 kHz.
AAC Decoding: This unit will playback MPEG-4 AAC files
(encoded by iTunes) recorded onto CD-R and CD-RW discs.
Note: The AAC (MPEG-4) file must originate from iTunes. The AAC
file must also not contain DRM protection.
Name/Track Title List: The Name List feature displays a list
of MP3/WMA 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.
Off Insert/Eject: A CD disc can be inserted or ejected with
the power off. When a disc is inserted with the power off, the unit will
automatically power up and begin playback.
Auto Off Eject: When you eject a disc, the unit will automatically
power off (unless you switch sources before ejecting the disc).
Installation Angle: Optimum CD playback performance is obtained when the unit is
installed at an angle of less than 60-degrees.
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 WAV files stored on a USB Mass Storage device in FAT12/16/32
file system formats. Up to 8 directories, 1500 folders, and 15000 files
per USB device are recognized by this unit. The head unit is also compatible with
ID3 Tags and will display artist, folder, file, and album name, plus comments.
- MP3/WMA Files: 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.
- WAV Files: 8-bit and 16-bit WAV (LPCM) files with a sampling
frequency between 16 to 48 kHz are supported.
- AAC (MPEG-4) Files: MPEG-4 AAC files encoded by iTunes (not
containing DRM protection) are supported.
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/iPhone Direct Connection:
The Pioneer DEH-6300UB's front-panel USB port can be used to connect your
iPod/iPhone to the head unit, via Pioneer's dock connector-to-USB cable
sold separately) or the dock connector-to-USB cable which comes with your iPod/iPhone. The DEH-6300UB
supports audio playback, music navigation, information display, iTunes tagging,
Pandora Link, and charging of
your compatible iPod/iPhone.
iPod/iPhone Audio Playback: The USB connection allows your iPod/iPhone's stored music to be loaded instantly
to the head unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 24-bit
D/A converter, allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 94dB. The Pioneer head unit supports audio playback of
music, podcasts, audiobooks, and apps stored on your iPod or iPhone.
iPod/iPhone Control: You can choose to control
the iPod/iPhone from the head unit or from your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or
- Music Browsing: You can browse your iPod/iPhone's music library by Artist, Album,
Song, Genre, Playlist, Composer, Podcast, or Audiobook. Once you have selected
a category, you can search each category alphabetically.
- Link Search: In addition, the head unit offers Link Search, which
allows you to play songs related to the currently playing song. Link Search
lets the head unit create an album list of the currently playing artist,
a song list of the currently playing album, or an album list of the
currently playing genre.
- Random & Repeat: You can also select random and repeat functions for a certain song
or specific folder.
iPod/iPhone Display: The head unit will display your iPod/iPhone's music file
information, including - Track number, Folder number, Elapsed playing time, Song title, Artist
name, and Album title.
iTunes Tagging: The head unit's built-in AM/FM RDS tuner
supports iTunes Tagging, so you can save a song's information (tag) from
an FM RDS broadcasting station to your connected iPod/iPhone. iTunes Tagging
gives you the ability to "tag" your favorite FM RDS radio station songs and
store the information on your connected iPod/iPhone; without having to scramble
for a piece of scrap paper in the car or remember what song it was. Then later
you can connect your iPod/iPhone to your PC and preview or purchase the "tagged"
music at the iTunes Music Store. The songs will show up in a playlist called
"Tagged" in iTunes the next time you sync your iPod/iPhone. Then you can
directly buy the songs you want from the iTunes Music Store.
Pandora App: Pandora App lets you play music from the Pandora music
service through the Pioneer DEH-6300UB using your connected Apple iPhone, via
the Pioneer CD-IU50 iPod connector cable (sold separately), or the USB/Dock
cable supplied with your iPhone. To access Pandora
you must have an Apple iPhone (ver. 3.0), iPhone 3G (ver. 3.0 or later), iPhone
3GS (ver.3.0 or later), or iPhone 4 (ver. 4.0) with the latest version of the
Pandora application from Apple's iTunes App Store. Your iPhone will need an
active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi.
You will also need a Pandora music service account. The Pioneer DEH-6300UB
provides control over your Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and
Note: Access to the Pandora service will depend on the
availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your
iPhone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada and
only available in the United States.
iPod/iPhone Charging: The head unit's USB connection will
power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone battery when your vehicle's ignition
switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position.
Note: If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the
unit will not recognize it.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Pioneer DEH-6300UB is "Made for iPod/iPhone"
compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of October
| iPod Model || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || iTunes Tagging || Pandora App || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Unit || iPod || Song Text || Track Info |
| dock connector || 3rd || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
| clickwheel |
| 4th || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
mini ||1st ||N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
|2nd ||N/A ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 6th || 1.1 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 3rd || 5.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 4th || 5.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3GS || 4.3.5 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || 5.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 5.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || 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 head unit 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 a newer software update is available.
Auxiliary Input: The DEH-6300UB is equipped with a front
panel 3.5mm stereo minijack auxiliary input for connecting external components,
such as a portable MP3 player. AUX must be turned on in the setup
menu in order to be selected as a source.
Wireless Remote Control: The DEH-6300UB comes with an IR wireless remote
control (CXE3669). 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 head unit 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.