Pandora & AM/FM Tuner
Display & Remote Features
Burr-Brown 24-bit D/A Converters: Three Burr-Brown digital to analog
converters are used - one each for the high, mid, and low frequency ranges;
providing exceptional linear sound reproduction with wide dynamic range and
faithful reproduction of the original source.
4-Layer Circuit Board Design: Utilizing a four layer copper foil board
with components mounted to both sides of the board allows for a circuit board
with a much smaller footprint. The inside layers of the circuit board are
dedicated to the power and ground supply traces, which allow for lower overall
circuit impedance and greatly reduce noise.
Full-Custom High-Capacitance Power Supply Capacitor: Custom-built
capacitors in the power supply keep sound clear and consistent. Exclusive parts
are developed and tuned for optimal sound quality through a thorough review of
materials and repeated listening trials.
Sound Master Clock Circuitry: Timing is everything. Pioneer's new
Sound Master Clock generates waveforms that read and process digital signals
with extraordinary precision; eliminating jitter. Finely detailed signals can be
accurately reproduced as they were intended.
MOSFET Amplifier: The DEH-80PRS 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
CEA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the
DEH-80PRS 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-80PRS 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)
Three 5-Volt Preamp Output: The Pioneer Premier DEH-80PRS
features three 5-Volt preamp outputs (Front, Rear, and Sub). The Front and Rear
preamp outputs feature fade control, while the subwoofer preamp output is
non-fading. If you are using external amplifiers to power your car audio system,
you can choose to turn off the head unit's amp for better sound quality.
28-Bit Binary Floating-Point DSP: Handling a wider range of
complicated calculations than a standard fixed-point DSP, Pioneer's 28-bit
binary floating-point DSP along with the use of advanced programming technology
allows for highly precise sound processing and tuning without degrading the
source's digital signal.
Audio Operation Modes: This unit features two operation
modes: the 3-way network mode (NW), and the standard mode (STD).
- 3-Way Network Mode (NW): This mode lets you create a
3-way multi-amp, multi-speaker system with separate speakers for
reproduction of high, middle and low frequencies (bands), each driven by a
dedicated power amp using the head unit's three 5-volt preamp outputs. The
3-way network mode provides network and time alignment functions; two
functions essential for a multi-amp, multi-speaker system to enable precise
control over settings for each frequency range. The 3-way network mode also
enables low-pass, high-pass, level, and phase adjustments.
- Time Alignment: The time alignment function lets
you adjust the distance between each speaker and the listening position
from 0 to 160-inches.
- High-Pass Crossover Filter: The HPF cuts
frequencies below the set frequency (1.25, 1.6, 2.0, 2.5, 3.15, 4.0,
5.0, 6.3, 8.0, 10.0, or 12.5 kHz), letting high frequencies through to
the connected speakers.
- Low-Pass Crossover Filter: The LPF cuts frequencies
above the set frequency (25, 31.5, 40, 50, 63, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200,
or 250 Hz), letting low frequencies through to the connected subwoofers.
- Mid-Pass Crossover Filter: This allows you to set a
LPF frequency (1.25, 1.6, 2.0, 2.5, 3.15, 4.0, 5.0, 6.3, 8.0, 10.0, or
12.5 kHz) and HPF frequency (25, 31.5, 40, 50, 63, 80, 100, 125, 160,
200, or 250 Hz) to allow only a specific range of frequencies to played
through the connected speakers.
- Slope: You can adjust the HPF/LPF/MPF slope for
each speaker unit connected - LPF Slope (-36, -30, -24, -18, or -12 dB/oct),
MPF (-24, -18, -12, -6, or 0 dB/oct), and HFP (-24, -18, -12, or -6 dB/oct).
- Level: You can adjust the level of each speaker
unit connected - High Frequencies (-24 to 0 dB), Mid Frequencies (-24 to
0 dB), and Low Frequencies (-24 to +6 dB).
- Phase: You can switch Phase (Normal or Reverse) for
each speaker unit's input signal.
- Mute: You can mute each speaker unit (filter. When
a speaker unit (filter) is muted, no sound is output from that speaker.
- Standard Mode (STD): This mode lets you create a
4-speaker system with front and rear speakers using the head units speaker
outputs, or a 6-speaker system with front and rear speaker and subwoofers
using the head units preamp outputs.
- Subwoofer Output: This unit is equipped with a
dedicated subwoofer preamp output which can be turned on or off. You can
adjust the Phase (Normal/Reverse), LPF (50/63/80/100/125/160/200Hz),
Slope (-18/-12/-6dB), and Level (-24 to +6 dB) of the unit's subwoofer
- High Pass Filter: The head unit features an
independent High Pass Crossover Filter for the Front and Rear speakers.
You can set the High Pass Filter for the front and rear speakers from
50, 63, 80, 100, 125, 160, or 200 Hz. You can also adjust the slope of
the HPF to -12, -6 or 0 dB/oct.
- Speaker Level: You can independently adjust the
output level of the front and rear speakers from -24 to 0 dB.
- Mute: You can mute front and rear speaker units
separately. When speakers units are muted, no sound is output from those
Position Control: For a better sound-stage you can select
your optimal listening position. You can choose from All, Front Left, Front
Right or Front. You can also select to manually fine tune the sound stage by
selecting the distance for each individual speaker in the vehicle compared to
your listening position.
Auto TA (Time Alignment) w/ Auto EQ (Equalization): The
Pioneer Premier DEH-80PRS comes with a wired set-up microphone for automatic
time alignment and equalization to make setting up your vehicle's car stereo
system simple. The supplied microphone plugs into the front-panel 3.5mm port on the
face-plate and should be placed in the
center of the driver's seat headrest facing forward (stop the car in a place
that is as quiet as possible, close all doors, windows, and the sun roof, and
turn the engine off). The auto-time alignment is automatically adjusted for the
distance between each speaker and the listening position. The auto-equalizer
automatically measures the car's interior acoustic characteristics, and then
creates the auto-equalizer curve based on that information.
Equalizer: The Equalizer lets you adjust the equalization to
match your car's interior acoustics characteristics as desired. There are 5
Preset EQ curves & 2 Custom EQ curves (via a 16-band digital EQ) to choose from.
- Preset EQ: You can select from the following Preset EQ
settings - Powerful, Natural, Vocal, Flat, Super Bass, Custom 1, or Custom 2.
- L/R Independent 16-Band Digital EQ: The L/R Independent 16-Band
Digital Equalizer (20Hz, 31.5hz, 50Hz, 80Hz, 125Hz, 200Hz, 315hz, 500Hz,
800Hz, 1.25kHz, 2kHz, 3.15kHz, 5kHz, 8kHz, 12.5kHz, and 20kHz) is excellent at overcoming in-vehicle frequency response
peaks and troughs. With fine tuning adjustments at 2/3 octave steps,
tailoring the frequency curves to generate a flat response is possible in
any type of car.
Advanced Sound Retriever: The Advanced Sound Retriever
automatically enhances compressed audio and restores the original richness of
the recording. Hear the detail, warmth, and clarity, the way the artist intended
it, from all of your highly compressed MP3/WMA/AAC files stored on your USB/SD
memory device, iPod/iPhone, and portable media players. By restoring data
(especially higher frequencies) that tends to get lost in the digital
compression process, Pioneer's Advanced Sound Retriever technology enhances
audio reproduction nearly all the way up to 20 kHz frequencies
Loudness: The Loudness feature compensates for deficiencies
in the low and high sound ranges at low volume.
Digital Attenuator: When listening to a CD or other source
on which the recording level is high, setting the equalizer curve level to high
may result in distortion. You can switch the digital attenuator to low to reduce
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.
Bluetooth Technology: The DEH-80PRS is equipped with
built-in Bluetooth ver. 3.0 (powered by Parrot), allowing you to make and receive
phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly
from your smartphone to the head unit. Bluetooth Technology is a short-range
wireless radio connectivity technology that was developed as a cable replacement
for mobile phones and other electronic devices. Bluetooth operates in 2.4 GHz
frequency range and transmits voice and data at speeds up to 1 megabit per
Bluetooth Profiles: In order to use Bluetooth wireless
technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to
interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth
- Hands-Free Communication: HFP (Hands Free Profile), HSP
(Head Set Profile), OPP (Object Push Profile), PBAB (Phone Book Access
- Audio Streaming: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile), AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
Phone Pairing: Up to 5 Bluetooth-compatible devices can be
registered to this head unit. Only one device can be used at a time.
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology,
some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or
may not support all features when used with the Pioneer DEH-80PRS.
Hands-Free Communication: The DEH-80PRS supports wireless
hands-free communication (HFP/HSP/OPP/PBAB) for your Bluetooth enabled mobile
phone. The head unit will display the caller's information and an audible ring
tone will be heard through your vehicle's speaker during an incoming call. You
can manually answer an incoming call or have the unit automatically answer the
call. The DEH-80PRS allows you to carry on a phone conversation from your
Bluetooth enabled mobile phone using the head unit's external microphone and
your car audio speakers. During a conversation you can adjust the volume, as
well as switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone)
and the Hands Free Mode. Using the DEH-80PRS, you can dial a phone number in
one of the following ways:
- Speed (Preset) Dialing: You can easily store up to six
phone numbers as presets for speed dialing.
- Phone Book: The phone book in your Bluetooth enabled
cellular phone will be transferred automatically when the phone is paired to
this unit. After finding the number you want to call in the phone book from
the head unit, you can select the entry and make the call.
If a lot of numbers are registered in the phone book, you can search for a
phone number by the contact person's name alphabetically (A-Z).
- Call Log: The 80 most recent calls dialed, received,
and missed are stored in memory. You can browse them and call numbers from
External Microphone: During your wireless phone call, you
can talk into the head unit's included external microphone, and listen to the
other party through the vehicle's speaker system. The external microphone
provides better performance in noisy environments than the integrated microphone
found on the front-panel of many aftermarket or factory radios. The microphone
features a 13' cord that plugs into the back of the radio, and comes with an
adjustable visor-mount clip. The microphone measures 0.475" (diameter) x 1.445"
Note: The unit is not equipped with an integrated
microphone. The external microphone must be installed for Bluetooth
Wireless Audio Streaming: The Pioneer DEH-80PRS also
supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth
enabled audio player or smartphone. The DEH-80PRS will be able to control basic
playback functions of your Bluetooth device's stored music; such as Play/Pause,
Skip Next/Previous, and Fast Forward/Rewind. The head unit will also display
your stored music's song information; such as Song and Album title. The
DEH-80PRS also supports audio streaming of music apps from your
Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or music player, but without control or metadata.
You will continue to use your Bluetooth enabled smartphone to view and control
streaming music apps. When an incoming call or outgoing call is in
progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be
paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming
music will resume.
Note: The Pioneer head unit requires an optional
Bluetooth firmware update (HW05-SW01.27.20)
to enable Bluetooth AVRCP control and metadata display for the iPhone 5 or
other Apple iOS6 device. If you do not own an iPhone 5 or iOS6 device, there
is no need to install this update.
iPod Direct Connection: The Pioneer DEH-80PRS's rear-panel
USB port can also be used to connect your iPod/iPhone to the head unit, via
Pioneer's dock connector-to-USB cable
130CDIU51, sold separately) or the dock connector-to-USB cable which comes
with your iPod/iPhone. If you have an iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen),
or iPhone 5; use the Lighting-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to
connect to the head unit. The DEH-80PRS supports audio playback, music
navigation, information display, and charging of your compatible iPod/iPhone.
iPod DAC Bypass: 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 105dB. The Pioneer head unit supports audio
playback of music, podcasts, audiobooks, and music apps stored on your iPod or
iPod Control: You can choose to operate your iPod/iPhone
through the head unit's front-panel controls, from its clickwheel/touchscreen,
or via a streamed app from your iPhone.
- Head Unit: From the head unit, you can browse your
iPod/iPhone's music library by Artist, Album, Song, Genre, Playlist,
Composer, Podcast, or Audiobook (your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or
touchscreen will be locked). Once you have selected a category, you can
search each category alphabetically. 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. You can also select Random& Repeat functions for a certain song or specific folder.
- iPod: In iPod mode, you can navigate the stored music
on your iPod/iPhone from its clickwheel or touchscreen. This is very useful
for the person riding in your passenger seat.
- App Mode: App mode lets you listen to your favorite
music apps, such as
Slacker from your iPhone (iOS 3.0+) through the Pioneer head unit
and your vehicle's speakers. Not all apps will be compatible with App Mode
and App Mode will provide only limited (basic), if any, control over the
app. Available controls may include - Play/Pause & Skip Previous/Next.
iPod Display: The head unit will display your iPod/iPhone's
stored music file information, including - Track number, Folder number, Elapsed
playing time, Song title, Artist name, and Album title.
Note: There is no music information displayed when this
unit is set to 'App Mode'. Instead, all music information will be displayed
on your iPod/iPhone's LCD screen. The head unit's LCD will only display the
text - 'App Mode'.
iPod Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of
current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's
ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. This unit will not charge
the Apple iPad. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge,
then the unit will not recognize it.
iPod Compatibility Chart: The Pioneer DEH-80PRS is "Made
for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model
functions (as of 2/20/2013):
|Apple Device||Generation||Tested Version||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||Pandora app||iTunes Tagging||Charge|
|Audio||Video||Head Unit||iPod/iPhone||App mode||Artist/Song Text||Track Info |
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 wait until a newer software update is
MusicSphere: Pioneer's new proprietary MusicSphere
technology allows you to enjoy your music in a new way by creating unique
mood-based playlists via iTunes for your Apple iOS device. When installed on
your Windows PC, the MusicSphere iTunes plug-in software will analyze the entire
music library and create specialized playlists based on various musical
attributes such as feeling (bright, energetic, gloomy, relaxing calm), rhythm
pattern, beats per minute (BPM), year of the song and/or date added to the
device. Additionally, through the MusicSphere, you can select preferred
parameters of your music to create a "DJ Playlist".
Note: You can download
MusicSphere directly to your Windows PC from the Pioneer website.
Dual Auxiliary Inputs: The DEH-80PRS is equipped with a
front-panel 3.5mm stereo minijack auxiliary input for connecting a portable
audio source, such as a MP3 player. The head unit also features a rear-panel
stereo RCA input for connecting a permanent audio source. The unit also includes
a low-level to high-level adapter for source devices that do not have a
line-level output. This adapter can only be used for the head unit's rear Aux
input and you must select High level input in the menu.
Compatible Discs: The Pioneer DEH-80PRS supports playback
of CD-Audio, CD-Text, CD-R, and CD-RW discs. The disc slot is located behind the
head unit's fold-down face plate.
SD Card Slot: The Pioneer DEH-80PRS is equipped with a hidden
front-panel SD-card slot located behind the unit's fold-down detachable face
plate. The head unit's face plate must be detached to access the SD card slot.
The DEH-80PRS supports SD (up to 2GB) and SDHC (up to 32GB) memory cards. It
also supports microSD and microSDHC memory cards with a SD-card adapter.
Dual Rear-Panel USB Ports: The Pioneer DEH-80PRS is fitted
with two rear-panel USB (type-A) ports and includes one 5' USB extension cable
to connect up to two USB portable audio players or USB flash memory devices. The connected
USB device must be USB mass storage class compliant. USB portable audio players that can be charged via
USB will be charged when plugged into the CD receiver's USB port (1A) and
the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On. This unit cannot
recognize USB devices via a USB hub.
Compressed Audio Playback: The DEH-80PRS supports playback
of MP3, WMA, WAV, and AAC audio files stored on CD-R/RW and DVD-R/RW discs, as
well as USB devices and SD/SDHC memory cards:
|Media Type ||CD-R-RW Disc||USB Storage Device||SD/SDHC Memory Card |
|File System||ISO9660 Level 1 or 2,
Romeo, and Joliet ||
|Playable File Types||MP3 (8-320
kbps) , WMA (48-320 kbps), AAC (16-320 kbps), WAV (8-/16-bit)||MP3 (8-320
kbps), WMA (48-320 kbps), AAC (16-320 kbps), WAV (8-/16-bit)|
|Maximum # of Folders/Files||99 folders, 999 files||1500
folders, 15000 files|
Song/Artist Information: The unit is compatible with CD Text and
ID3/WMA/AAC Tags; and will display artist, folder, file, and album name.
File/Track Name List: The Name List feature displays a list
of MP3/WMA/AAC folders and tracks on a loaded CD or connected USB/SD memory device, so you can
easily access your music. The Name List will also display the list of track
titles on a CD Text disc.
Repeat & Random: The Pioneer DEH-80PRS offers Repeat
(disc/track/file/folder) and Random (disc/folder) playback modes.
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.
Pandora & AM/FM Radio
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
- iTunes Tagging: It is possible to save the song's
information (tag) from a RDS FM broadcasting station to your USB-direct
connected iPod/iPhone. 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.
- 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 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.
Pandora App: The free Pandora App lets you play music from
the Pandora music service through the Pioneer DEH-80PRS using your connected
Apple iPhone, via the Pioneer CD-IU50/CD-IU51 iPod connector cable (sold
separately) or the USB/iPod dock cable that came with your iPhone. To access
Pandora you must have an Apple iPhone (iOS.3.0+) with the latest version of the
Pandora Radio 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-80PRS will provide control over the Pandora music service & display
Artist, Album, & Song information.
- Station List: You can select Pandora stations from your
Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z).
- QuickMix: QuickMix allows you to listen to songs played
on one or more Pandora stations in your Station List randomly. You will need
to edit your QuickMix station selections on the iPhone before connection.
- Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station.
You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips
- Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up or
thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences.
- Bookmarking: The song or artist currently being played
can be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.
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 & only
available in the United States.
Detachable Fold-Down Face: The Pioneer DEH-80PRS in-dash
CD receiver features a manual fold-down faceplate with detachable face security.
The manual fold-down face helps to prevent dust from gathering on the unit's CD
mechanism. If the front panel is not detached from the head unit within five
seconds of turning off the ignition, a warning tone will sound. The warning tone
can be turned off in the menu, if desired. No face case is included; an
optional soft face case
(142DFC1X, sold separately) can also be purchased for this unit. A face-fixing screw is supplied for
making the face non-detachable, if desired.
Large Full-Dot LCD: The Pioneer DEH-80PRS features a
3-line full-dot LCD which makes it easier to see what is playing in most
lighting conditions. You can easily view file/folder lists from your MP3, WMA,
AAC, and CD Text-encoded discs, HD Radio presets, or data from your connected
iPod/iPhone. The contrast of the display can be set between 0 and 15.
Color Customization: Color Customization lets the user match
their receiver illumination to their vehicle's interior lighting. Over 210,000
colors are available to match the illumination of almost any car. The button
illumination and display illumination colors can be customized separately for an
endless number of color combinations. You can select from 27 preset colors
(White to Rose), customize an illumination color (by adjusting Red, Blue, and
Green brightness levels), or scan through various color 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.
Multi-Language Display: For your convenience, this unit is
equipped with a multiple language display. You can select the language which is
best suited to your first language - English, French, or Spanish.
Entertainment Displays: You can enjoy entertainment displays
while listening to each sound source. You can choose from the following; Background Visual, Genre, Background Picture (1/2/3/4), Spectrum Analyzer (1/2),
Level (Indicator/Meter), Simple Display, Movie
Screen, or Calendar.
Calendar/Clock Display: The Pioneer DEH-80PRS provides
time, date, month, and year display. You can choose to have the head unit
display the calendar and clock even when the unit is powered off (your vehicle
must be running or in the accessory position).
Engine Time Alert: This setting allows you to measure the
length of time that elapses from when the head unit is turned on and display the
amount of elapsed time per set period (15 min., 30 min., or Off). There will
also be an audible alarm. This function is handy if you are listening to the
radio with the vehicle' ignition is in the accessory position, and the engine
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 on or off. The automatic dimmer function only works
when the orange/white illumination wire in the wiring harness is connected to
the vehicle's headlight circuit. You can also choose to turn the head unit's LCD
and button illumination off while your music still plays.
Wireless Remote Control: The DEH-80PRS comes with an IR wireless remote
control. 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). In addition, the remote provides
answer/end phone controls for Bluetooth.
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features
an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit that lets you keep
your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional
steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately). Please consult Crutchfield's
Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.