Motorized 6.5" TFT LCD
Touch-screen Color Display: The AVH-P6600DVD
features a motorized 6.5" TFT Active Matrix, 16:9 wide screen touch-screen
display with an adjustable viewing angle. The resolution of the display is 1440
x 234 for a total of 336,960 pixels. The screen has an anti-glare, low
reflection coating for better visibility. The touch panel allows you to control
this unit or a connected component such as a CD or DVD changer or TV tuner.
Menus appear on screen for making function choices, audio adjustments or setting
up the system. The top edge of the LCD display features a 10-character display
to allow you to operate the unit with the screen in the closed
Detachable Control Panel: To
prevent theft, the control panel (the bottom half of the front panel) can
be detached from the unit. Note: There is no case for the detachable
control panel supplied with this unit.
Ultra-Slim Profile DVD/CD/MP3/WMA
Player: This unit has a single disc player,
compatible with DVD-Video, DVD-R (video mode), DVD-RW (video mode), Audio CDs,
Video CDs, CD-R, and CD-RW discs. This unit can also play back MP3 and WMA files
recorded on CD-ROM, CD-R or CD-RW discs.
XM-Satellite Ready: This
unit has controls for an optional Pioneer XM Satellite Radio tuner. With the
GEX-P910XM XM tuner, this unit will display 16 characters of data, such as
artist names, song titles, program titles, etc. You can preset up to 18 XM
channels, six for each of three XM preset bands. Channels can be selected in the
channel category or directly by entering the channel number. Note:
Receiving XM Satellite Radio programming also requires a compatible antenna and
MP3/WMA Playback: This unit can
play back MP3 and WMA files recorded on CD-ROM, CD-R or CD-RW discs in ISO9660 Level 1
or 2, Romeo or Joliet formats. Compatible MP3 bit rates range from 8-320 kbps, with
128 kbps recommended. This unit can play WMA recordings with bit rates from 48
to 192 kbps, with bit rates in the higher portion of the range recommended. This unit is compatible with ID3 tags, and will display
recorded folder/file names, track titles, artists names, album titles, recording
bit rate and comments.
Hide-Away Unit: In addition to
the main unit, the AVH-P6600DVD features a hide-away unit with additional
inputs and outputs. It connects to the head unit via two 5' multi-pin cables.
The hide-away unit features a vehicle antenna input (a 6.5' antenna extension is
supplied), a VCR input with stereo audio and composite video, an output for a
rear monitor with stereo audio and composite video, and a composite video input
for a back up camera (requires connection to the vehicle's back up lamp circuit
with the supplied wire). Dimensions: Width=6.057", Height=1.098",
Depth=4.241" (Depth=6.466" with front monitor cable and RCA cables
Dual Zone Capability: You can enjoy two totally different types
of media between the front and rear of the vehicle. While listening to the
tuner, XM radio, or using navigation, an audio and video
signal from the built-in DVD player can be fed to a separate video monitor, such as the
Video Adjustments: You
can store numerous video settings for each source, including brightness,
contrast, color and hue.
Flip Down Mode: When an upright
LCD panel hinders the operation of the air conditioner or dash controls, you can
temporarily fold the panel down. After a few seconds in the folded down
position, the panel returns to its original position after a couple of warning
Wide Screen Modes: This
unit allows you to select one of five methods of viewing a normal (4:3) picture
on the 16:9 screen: Full, Just, Cinema, Zoom and Normal. Different settings can
be memorized for each video source.
can select the brightness level from three settings: daytime, evening, and
nighttime viewing. After setting the brightness level, the unit uses an ambient
light sensor, located on the top of the monitor frame, to automatically adjust
the brightness to an optimum level within the setting range you've selected.
Supertuner IIID: This unit
has a Supertuner IIID for superior AM/FM reception. You can store up to 6 station
presets for each band (AM, FM1, FM2 and FM3). These presets are displayed in a
list on the screen for selecting the station you want to listen to. The tuner's
sensitivity is adjustable from 1-4 for FM and 1-2 for AM. The unit's Best
Station Memory (BSM) lets you automatically store the 6 strongest stations on
the selected band.
Sound Focus EQ (SFEQ): The
Sound Focus EQ clarifies the sound image of vocals and instruments through the
use of "focused" seating positions. You can select different SFEQ
settings: Front1 boosts the treble on the front outputs and the bass on the rear
outputs, Front2 boosts both treble and bass on the front and the bass on the rear
outputs. For both Front1 and Front2 settings, you can choose a high or low effect.
If you want to further adjust the settings left or right, you can save the new
setting as a custom setting.
Curves: This model
has "Super Bass", "Powerful", "Natural", "Vocal",
"Custom", and "Flat" preset EQ
curves. The "custom" curves are ones that you create and store in
memory; a different "Custom 1" curve may be set for each source, and
the "Custom 2" curve is one that will be the same for all sources.
EQ Compensation (EQ-EX): The EQ-EX compensates for each equalizer curve, plus you can adjust bass and treble
for each source when the "Custom" curve is selected. The EQ-EX can be
turned on/off in the menu, but you cannot use EQ-EX and SFEQ functions
Parametric Equalizer: This
unit includes a 3-band parametric EQ with Selectable Q Factor. You may select a
low (40, 80, 100 or 160Hz), mid (200, 500, 1k or 2kHz) and high frequency
(3.15k, 8k, 10k or 12.5kHz) to boost or cut within a range of -6dB to +6dB. The
Q factor (slope of the boost or cut) may be selected from one of the following
four options: 2N (narrow), 1N, 1W and 2W (wide). Selecting a narrow (steep) Q
factor results in frequencies around the center frequency to be affected less by
the boost or cut than they are with a wide Q factor. This feature is useful for
taming frequency response problems caused by the dimensions, materials and
speaker locations of a vehicle.
Bass and Treble Cut-off Frequencies:
The cut-off frequencies for the bass and treble controls can be set
independently of the 3-band parametric equalizer adjustments. The bass cut-off
frequency can be set to 40Hz, 63Hz, 100Hz or 160Hz. The treble cut-off frequency
can be set to 2.5kHz, 4kHz, 6.3kHz or 10kHz. The bass and treble controls have
an adjustment range of -6 to +6.
Loudness: You can
select "Low", "Mid" or "High" for different levels
of loudness compensation.
DSP Controls: The
AVH-P6600DVD has controls for an optional multi-channel digital signal processor
(such as the DEQ-P8000). With a connected DSP unit, you can apply seat position,
time alignment adjustments, sound field controls, speaker output level
adjustments with a test tone, and set cutoff frequencies.
Output: You can choose to use the rear channel output (speaker and
for full-range speaker or subwoofer. If you select "subwoofer", you
can connect a 4-ohm subwoofer directly to each rear speaker lead without using
an external amplifier.
Preouts: This unit
features 3 pairs of preamp outputs (Front, Rear, and Subwoofer/Non-fading). The
preouts have an output voltage of 4 volts, and a low output impedance of 100
ohms, providing a strong, clear signal to your external amplifiers.
Subwoofer/Non-fading Preouts: In addition to the front
and rear preamp outputs, there is one set of outputs that may be set for
"subwoofer" or "non fading" output. When set to "non
fading", the signal is full range and the output level is user selectable
from -6 to +6. When set to "subwoofer", the outputs are non fading,
and they may be set for normal or reverse phase, 50Hz/80Hz/125Hz low-pass output
(slope is 18dB/octave), and the level is user selectable from -6 to +6.
Filter: When you don't
want sound in the subwoofer frequency range output from the front and rear
speakers, you may activate the built-in high-pass filter. The HPF has a slope of
12dB/octave and you may select a cutoff frequency of 50Hz, 80Hz, or 125Hz.
Adjustment (SLA): This
function prevents radical leaps in volume when switching between sources. To use
this function, you compare the volume level of the different sources (AM,
CD/Changer) to the FM level, then you can adjust each source level to match the
FM level. Since the reference level is based on the FM volume, SLA is not
possible on FM.
Optional Aux Input: When
used with item 130CDRB10 (sold separately) or item 130CDRB20 (sold separately),
this unit can accept input from an auxiliary source, such as a portable CD or MD
player. When item 130CDRB10 is used, a CD changer cannot be connected to this
unit. Item 130CDRB20 allows you to connect an optional Pioneer CD changer and an
auxiliary source to this unit. You can name the Auxiliary source using Upper and
lower case letters, numbers and/or symbols from the Name Edit menu.
feature mutes or attenuates the unit's audio output when a cellular call is
received, then restores the level once the call is over. To use this feature,
you must have a cellular phone with a muting output that can be
connected to the muting input wire (yellow/black lead) of this unit.
If the front panel is not detached from the head unit within 5 seconds of
turning off the ignition, a warning tone will sound. This feature can be turned
On or Off.
Screen Appearance Settings: In
the Setup menu, you can
determine the appearance of the screen background:
- Touch Key Color: choose
between blue and silver touch key colors
- Background Picture (BGP):
choose between BGP1 (hexagonal shapes in varying shades of blue) and BGP2
(hexagonal shapes in full spectrum of colors)
- Motion Text: choose
between motion text on and off (motion text is activated only when parking
brake is engaged)
Background Displays: Background
displays can be selected while listening to any source. These background
displays appear on a blue framed virtual drop-down screen in front of the
Background (still) Picture. Each time the "Entertainment" button is pressed, the
background displays change in the following order:
- Background (still) Picture:hexagonal shapes in blue or colors
- Spectrum Analyzer 1:
13-band spectrum analyzer in varying shades of blue
- Spectrum Analyzer 2:
13-band spectrum analyzer with green, yellow and red segments
- Level Meter 1: "drop-down
screen" divided into quarters with intersecting dividing lines expanding and
- Level Meter 2: 3 analog
gauges similar to vehicle speedometer and tachometer
- Visual 1: moving shapes
that simulate being underwater (varying shades of blue and white)
- Visual 2: simulated flames
emanating from the bottom of the screen (yellow, orange and red with black
- Visual 3: out-of-focus
expanding shapes in varying shades of blue emanating from the center of the
- Clock: sepia-toned analog
clock movements (moving gears) with real-time digital clock display on the
- Navigation: navigation
unit wallpaper (only when navigation unit is in use)
- Video Source: currently
selected video source appears on screen (does not appear when listening to
Remote Control: The supplied
remote control (CXC3074) has controls for this unit, as well as for an optional
Pioneer DVD player/changer. A three-way switch lets you change from audio
controls (for this unit) to TV controls (for an optional TV tuner) to DVD
controls (for the built-in and/or an optional DVD player or changer). When
controlling an optional DVD unit, you can switch between controls for a single
unit (SDV-P7) or multi-disc unit (XDV-P9). Dimensions: Length=4.844",
Multi-CD Controls: In
addition to basic disc navigation features, the AVH-P6600DVD has the following changer
controls: pause, disc intro scan, track intro scan, track repeat, disc repeat,
all disc repeat, disc random, and all disc random. This unit is also compatible
with the CDX-P5000 50-disc changer, but is not designed to operate disc titling
Track Selection) Programming: The
ITS function can be used to program automatic playback of up to 99 tracks per
disc for up to 100 discs. With changers sold before the CDX-P1250 and CDX-P650,
up to 24 tracks can be stored in the playlist.
Title Memory: Titles
of up to 10 characters each can be entered into memory for up to 100 discs.
List: This feature allows
you to display disc titles that you have entered. From the list, you can select
a disc for playback.
used with a CD Text compatible Pioneer CD changer, this unit will display the
titles of CD Text encoded discs that are played in the changer. The titles can
be displayed in a list, and a track can be selected from the list for playback.
When playing a CD Text disc on a CD Text compatible changer, you cannot switch
to the Disc Title Input mode. CD Text disc titles, artist names and track titles
longer than 10 characters may be scrolled to reveal the entire string of text.
Quality Adjustment: Using
the "COMP" (compression) and "DBE" (dynamic bass emphasis)
functions, you can adjust the playback quality of the changer. Each function may
be set to one of two levels or off. The
"COMP" function compresses the audio signal to eliminate distortions
caused by the imbalances between the loudest and softest sounds when played at
high volumes. The "DBE" function boosts bass frequencies to give your
music a more full sound. Note: For these
functions to work, they must be supported by the Pioneer CD changer.
Tuner Controls: If
desired, you can add a compatible Pioneer TV tuner to this unit,
and the unit will be able to control various functions of the tuner.
DVD Controls:You can add a
compatible Pioneer single-disc DVD player or multi-disc DVD changer. The
supplied remote has a switch which allows the remote to control a connected DVD