External Device Connection
Illumination Color Adjustment: The color of the button
illumination can be set to virtually any color you desire. You can select from
8 preset colors, or choose a continuous scan of the 8 default colors. You can
also create a custom color using Pioneer's AVIC Feeds program and load it into
the unit using an SD card.
Navigation Module: The navigation module on the AVIC-U310BT
is removable and can be used as a map when detached (although it's not a
standalone portable GPS unit).
Flash Memory Navigation: Pioneer has taken the entire
TeleAtlas database, which previously required two DVDs, and compressed it
into a 2 GB internal flash memory. The maps cover the entire United States
(including Alaska and Hawaii) and Canada. The database provides over 400
thousand points-of-interest (POIs) in various categories throughout the
coverage area. With the addition of an optional POI SD card (item number
130SDOPU03), the POI database increases to over 12 million. You can search
for a POI near your current location, near your destination, or near a specific
city, or you can spell the POI name.
Positioning Technology: The AVIC-U310BT accurately measures
your current location by the Global Positioning System, a network of satellites
orbiting the earth to give you time and position information. The accuracy of
the GPS information depends upon how good the reception is. The unit has a
20-channel GPS receiver with a magnetic antenna included.
Voice Guidance/Text to Speech: In addition to graphical
on-screen directions and maps, the AVIC-U310BT provides voice guidance and
turn-by-turn directions. You can choose English, French, or Spanish guidance.
Text-to-speech is available in English, announcing the street names along
with the turn directions. Note: The TTS file may be on the supplied CD-ROM and must be copied to the SD memory card.
AVIC Feeds: You can create custom Points of Interest (POIs)
by using the AVIC Feeds utility program, available on the Pioneer website
(pioneerelectronics.com). Once created, you can store the POI on an SD card
and upload the information to the unit. Other AVIC Feeds applications include
Driving Report and Picture Editor.
CEA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the
AVIC-U310BT 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 AVIC-U310BT are as follows:
- CEA2006 Specs: 14 watts RMS x 4
channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N), 91 dBA S/N
(reference: 1 watt into 4 ohms)
- 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)
3-Band Parametric Equalizer: This unit includes a 3-band
parametric EQ with selectable Q factor. You can adjust the low frequency (40Hz,
80Hz, 100Hz, or 160Hz), midrange (200kHz, 500kHz, 1kHz, or 2kHz) and high
frequency (3.15kHz, 8kHz, 10kHz, or 12.5kHz) from -12dB to +12dB. The Q factor
(slope of the boost or cut) may be selected from 0.35, 0.59, 0.95, or 1.15.
Selecting a narrow (steep) Q factor results in frequencies around the center
frequency being 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.
EQ Presets: There are 6 preset EQ curves: Super Bass,
Powerful, Natural, Vocal, Flat, and Custom. The Custom curve allows you to
create and store EQ settings in memory. You can create a separate Custom
curve for each source.
Adjustable Loudness: You can select one of three different
levels of loudness compensation. A Low loudness contour provides +3.5dB boost
at 100Hz and +3dB boost at 10kHz. A Mid boost is +10dB at 100Hz and +6.5dB at
10kHz. A High loudness contour is +11dB at both 100Hz and 10kHz.
Note: These Loudness contours use a
reference volume level of -30dB.
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
Advanced Sound Retriever: The Advanced Sound Retriever
automatically enhances compressed audio and restores the original richness of
the recording. There are two available levels of the Sound Retriever effect.
High-Pass Filter: When you don't want sound in the subwoofer
frequency range output from the front and rear speakers, you can activate the
built-in high-pass filter. You may select a filter frequency of 50Hz, 63Hz, 80Hz,
100Hz, or 125Hz with a slope of 12dB per octave. The high-pass filter effects the
line and speaker level outputs.
Rear/Subwoofer Preouts: In addition to the front preamp
outputs, a second pair can be used as rear or subwoofer outputs (switchable).
When set to subwoofer, the outputs are non-fading, and may be set for normal
or reverse phase. The built-in low-pass filter frequency can be set to 50Hz,
63Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, or 125Hz. The level of the subwoofer output can be adjusted
between -24 to +6. The low-pass filter has a slope of 18dB per octave.
Bass Boost: The Bass Boost function raises the level of low
frequency sounds; select the desired level of bass boost between 0 and 6 (Gain:
0dB to +12dB).
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.
Disc Compatibility: The single CD slot is compatible with
prerecorded audio CDs, as well as CD-R and CD-RW discs. Recordable discs can
contain MP3, WMA, AAC, or WAV files. Discs should be recorded in ISO9660 Level
1 or 2, Romeo, or Joliet. The unit will accept up to 255 folders and 999 files.
Compressed Audio on CD-R/RW: This unit can play the following
types of compressed files recorded on a disc:
- MP3: bit rates of 8 to 320 kbps
(CBR), VBR; incompatible with MP3 Pro, MP3i, or m3u
- WMA: bit rates of 48 to 384 kbps
(CBR), VBR; incompatible with Windows Media Audio 9
Professional, Lossless, and Voice
- AAC: bit rates of 16 to 320 kbps
(CBR only), incompatible with Apple Lossless and files
encoded with VBR
- WAV: LPCM and MS ADPCM formats;
LPCM sampling rates 16-48 kHz, MS ADPCM sampling rates
22.05 and 44.1 kHz
Bluetooth Solution: The AVIC-U310BT is equipped with a built-in
Parrot Bluetooth system. You can make and receive phone calls wirelessly through
the receiver. When a call is received, the caller ID information appears on screen
and you can choose to answer or reject the call. There is also an Auto Answer
feature set in the menu. To place a call you can access the on screen number pad,
call from call history (dialed, received, and missed), dial a phone book entry,
call a POI (if the phone number is in the database), or call home (one your home
number is programmed).
Note: Not all Bluetooth-capable phones
are compatible, but Parrot compatibility updates will be
Microphone: The included microphone has a 13' cord that
plugs into the back of the radio, and comes with an adjustable visor-mount
clip. You'll hear the other party through the vehicle's front speakers.
Phone Pairing: Up to 3 Bluetooth-compatible cell phones
can be registered to this head unit (one connected at a time). If your phone
supports the feature, you can transfer your entire phonebook to the head unit
at once; up to 400 entries per cellular phone.
GOOG-411: You can dial the free GOOG-411 business phone
listing service with one touch.
Echo Cancellation: The receiver offers an Echo Cancellation
feature to keep phone calls sounding loud and clear.
External Device Connection
Auxiliary Input: The unit has a rear panel 3.5mm mini-jack
input which can be used with auxiliary audio devices.
USB Input: The AVIC-U310BT has a USB input on the rear panel
for playing music files on a USB storage device, such as an iPod, USB thumb drive,
or USB-based MP3 player. The unit is compatible with MP3, WMA, AAC, and WAV files.
The input is USB 2.0 Full Speed, supplies a maximum current of 500 mA, and accepts
USB drives with a minimum size of 256 MB.
iPod Compatible: You can directly control your music from
the AVIC-U310BT's touch screen with the optional CD-iU50 iPod adapter (item number
or the iPod dock cable included with your iPod. The cable connects the iPod to
the unit via USB (the iPod transfers digital audio signals to the AVIC-U310BT,
bypassing the iPod's D/A converter). The Pioneer AVIC-U310BT is "Made for
iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions
when connected via the optional CD-iU50 iPod adapter cable (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 || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| classic ||
80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
|120GB ||2.0.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
|160GB ||2.0.1 || Y || Y || 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 ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|4th ||1.0.3 ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|5th ||1.0.1 ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y |
| touch ||1st ||3.0 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
|2nd ||3.0 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
|3rd ||3.0 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| iPhone ||2G ||3.0 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
|3G ||3.0 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
|3GS || 3.0 || Y || Y || 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.
Satellite Radio Ready: You can add either XM or SIRIUS satellite
radio to the AVIC-U310BT. Up to 18 stations can be set as presets (6 each for 3 XM or
SIRIUS bands). The AVIC-U310BT can control optional XM or SIRIUS satellite radio tuners:
HD Radio Ready: This unit is compatible with the optional
Pioneer GEX-P10HD or GEX-P20HD HD Radio tuner (item numbers
130GEXP20H), allowing you to tune available AM and FM stations broadcasting
in HD. HD Radio features high quality audio, FM multi-casting, and data
services. The optional HD Radio tuner connects through the IP-BUS interface.
No Multi CD Control: This unit is not compatible with the
Pioneer CDX-P680 or CDX-P1280 multi-disc CD changers.
Optional Steering Wheel Control Compatibility: The unit's
3.5mm wired remote input can be used with the optional PAC SWI-PS steering wheel
control interface (item number