External Device Controls
Inputs and Outputs
Disc Compatibility: The AVIC-F900BT has a single DVD slot
that is compatible with DVD-Video, audio CDs, as well as DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-R
DL, and CD-R, CD-RW discs loaded with MP3, WMA, AAC, and DivX files. Discs
should be recorded in ISO9660 Level 1 and 2, Romeo, Joliet or UDF 1.02. The unit
will accept up to 255 folders and 3500 files.
Compressed Audio on a CD-R/RW and DVD-R/RW: This unit can play the following
types of compressed files:
- MP3: bit rates of 8 to 320 kbps (CBR), VBR
- WMA: bit rates of 5 to 320 kbps (CBR), VBR
- AAC: bit rates of 16 to 320 kbps (CBR), incompatible with Apple Lossless
and files encoded with VBR
- DivX: bit rates of 8 to 320 kbps (CBR), VBR, 720 x 576 pixels, 4GB
maximum file size
Conversational Voice Recognition: Pioneer's VoiceBox Conversational
Voice Search Platform accepts and recognizes conversational phrases and language
and translates them into commands. You don't have to memorize a long list of
preset commands in order to operate the unit. The system intelligently filters
out superfluous sounds and phrases to accurately recognize the request. If you
don't give enough information in the command, the unit will ask additional
questions to clarify the request, rather than rejecting it. You can use voice
commands to control your iPod or make a hands-free phone call on your Bluetooth
This unit is equipped with a fixed 5.8" color TFT active matrix, widescreen
LCD that serves as a video monitor and system information display. The display
has a 16:9 aspect ratio, and a resolution of 800 x 480 for a total of 384,000 pixels.
The higher resolution (compared to many navigation units with 480 x 234
displays) displays sharper, more defined images. The brightness of the video display can be adjusted
for best visibility.
Note: To prevent displaying video while the vehicle is in
motion, the light green wire in the supplied 16-pin harness must be
connected to the vehicle's parking brake detection circuit. While the vehicle is in motion (parking
brake off), you can still view all of the other displays and menus.
Touch Screen Controls:
This unit has touch screen
controls with interactive video graphics, making menu navigation easy. The
screen is non-glare and smudge-resistant.
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 up to 3 custom colors and save them in memory. To create a custom color,
you can select a value of between 00 and +32 of Red, Green, and Blue (except for
R00, G00, B00). This gives you a choice of 32,767 colors.
CEA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the
AVIC-F900BT 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-F900BT 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)
Easy EQ Curves: This
model features 7 preset EQ curves: Super Bass, Powerful, Natural, Vocal, Custom
1, Custom 2,
and Flat. The two Custom curves allow you to create and store EQ settings in memory.
You can create a separate Custom 1 curve for each source, while the Custom 2
curve is used for all sources.
Parametric Equalizer: This unit
includes a 3-band parametric EQ with Selectable Q Factor. You may select Low
(40Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, or 160Hz), Mid (200kHz, 500kHz, 1kHz, or 2kHz) and High
frequency (3.15kHz, 8kHz, 10kHz, or 12.5kHz) to boost or cut within a range of
-12dB to +12dB. The Q factor
(slope of the boost or cut) may be selected from one of the following four
options: N2 (narrow), N1, W1 and W2 (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.
Loudness: You can select one of
three different levels of loudness compensation. A "low" loudness contour
provides a +3.5dB boost at 100Hz and +3dB boost at 10kHz. A "mid" boost is +10dB
(100Hz) and +6.5dB (10kHz). A "high" loudness contour is +11dB at both 100Hz and
These Loudness contours use a reference volume level of -30dB.
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.
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. You may
select a filter frequency of 50Hz, 63Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, or 125Hz. The high-pass
filter has a slope of 12dB per octave.
In addition to the front and rear preamp outputs, there is one set of outputs
for a subwoofer amplifier that may be turned on or off. When on, 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 set between -24 to +6. The low-pass filter has a slope of 18dB per
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.
A/V Input: The AVIC-F900BT
features an audio/video input (AV1) on the RCA connector harness with an RCA
composite video and stereo RCA audio jacks. In the AV Settings menu, you can set
the input to one of the following:
- Video: for connecting an external video component with RCA audio
and video cables
- iPod: for connecting an iPod using the optional CD-IU230V cable
- EXT: for connecting a Pioneer external unit with the RCA video
- Off: No video component is connected
Auxiliary A/V Input: The unit has a front panel 3.5mm mini-jack input
(AV2) which can be used with auxiliary audio or AV devices. The AV Settings menu
allows you to set the input to Video or Off. The optional CD-RM10 mini-plug-to-RCA
AV adapter should be used when connecting an AV device to the unit.
USB Input: The AVIC-F900BT has a USB input on a rear-mounted 6-1/2'
pigtail for playing compressed music or video files on a USB storage device,
such as a USB thumb drive or USB-based MP3 player. The unit is compatible with
MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, and MPEG4 files. The input is USB 2.0 High Speed, and can
accept USB drives up to 2 GB.
SD Memory Card Slot: The unit has a front panel SD Memory card slot
that allows you to play compressed music or video files from an SD Memory card
or SDHC Memory card of up to 8 GB. You can play MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, and MPEG4
Optional Wired Remote Control: The
AVIC-F900BT has a 3.5mm minijack on the rear panel that allows you to use one of
the optional Pioneer wired remote controls: CD-MR70 or CD-MR80D (items 130CDMR70
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 #127SWIPS).
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
approximately 12-million points-of-interest in 147 categories throughout the
Positioning Technology: The
AVIC-F900BT 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 an 8-channel GPS receiver with a magnetic antenna included. The AVIC-F900BT
also features a speed sensing cable for better accuracy of your vehicle's
Voice Guidance/Text to Speech: In addition to
graphical on-screen directions and maps, the AVIC-F900BT provides voice guidance and turn-by-turn
directions. You can choose a male or female voice in English, French, or
Spanish. Some of the voices are capable of text-to-speech, announcing the street
names along with the turn directions.
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 external storage device, such as a USB
thumb drive or SD card, and upload the information to the unit. Other AVIC Feeds
applications include Driving Report and Picture Editor.
MSN Direct Tuner: The AVIC-F900BT comes equipped with a built-in MSN
Direct tuner. This allows you to see updated road conditions, search for movie
times, find the best gas deals in your area, and get directions. You can also
see current conditions and the three-day forecast to better plan your day. When
the navigation system receives updated traffic information, it will overlay the
traffic information on your map and also display detailed text information
when available. The navigation system will take in account the traffic
information and try to avoid traffic jams and suggest better routes. The service
is available through
MSN Direct data subscription service.
Bluetooth Solution: The AVIC-F900BT is equipped with
Pioneer's new Built-in Bluetooth Solution. You can make and receive phone calls
wirelessly through the receiver.
Note: Not all Bluetooth-capable phones are compatible.
Microphone: During your wireless phone call, you can talk
into the head unit's included microphone, and listen to the other party through
the vehicle's speaker system. The microphone features a 13' cord that plugs into
the back of the radio, and comes with an adjustable visor-mount clip.
Phone Pairing: Up to 3 Bluetooth-compatible cell phones can
be registered to this head unit. You can transfer your entire phonebook at a
single time to the head unit, which can memorize up to 400 entries per cellular
Echo Cancellation: The receiver offers three levels of
Advanced Echo Cancellation to keep phone calls sounding loud and clear.
External Device Controls
iPod Compatible: You can directly control your music and
videos from the AVIC-F900BT's touch screen with the optional
CD-iU230V iPod Audio/Video Direct Cable (130CDIU230). The cable connects the
iPod to the unit via USB for control and to the AV1 input for audio and video.
The unit is compatible with the iPod nano (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation), 5th
generation iPod, iPod classic (80, 120, and 160GB), iPod touch (1st and 2nd
generation), and iPhone/iPhone 3G. Video browsing and iPod
album art display are available on the iPod nano (3rd/4th generation), 5G iPod, and iPod
Rear View Camera: The head unit
features a function that automatically switches to the rear camera image (Rear
View Camera In jack) when a rear camera (such as 130NDBC2) is installed on your vehicle. When the
shift lever is in the reverse position, the screen automatically switches to the
rear view camera. You can also see the image of the rear view camera during
normal driving, allowing you to keep an eye on a trailer or boat you may be
towing. Note: The Violet/white wire in the power/speaker harness must be
connected to the backup light lead circuit in order for the unit to
automatically switch to the camera view when the vehicle is in reverse gear.
Satellite Radio Ready: You can
add either XM or SIRIUS satellite radio to the AVIC-F900BT. Up to 18 stations can be
set as presets (6 each for 3 XM or SIRIUS bands). The
AVIC-F900BT 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, 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.
Note: If you add the GEX-P10HD HD Radio tuner and subscribe to MSN
Direct, the 12040UV44 antenna Y-adapter is needed.
No Multi CD Control: This unit is not compatible with the Pioneer
CDX-P680 or CDX-P1280 multi-disc CD changers.
Inputs and Outputs
Front Panel of Head Unit:
- AV-2 Input: 3.5mm minijack
terminal--requires the CD-RM10 to connect an external audio/video component
Back Panel of Head Unit:
- Power Supply: 16-pin jack for use with supplied power
wiring harness (protected by a 10A mini-ATC fuse)
- A/V In/Out: 24-pin jack for use with supplied A/V
In/Out harness. In addition to preamp outputs, the harness has the following
- Front Output: stereo RCA jacks
- Rear Output: stereo RCA jacks
- Subwoofer Output: stereo RCA jacks (non-fading)
- AV In: left and right RCA audio jacks and an RCA
composite video jack
- Video Output: composite video output for connecting unit to
an external monitor
- Rear View Camera In:
single RCA jack for use with an optional rear view camera (such as
- System Remote Control:
blue/white turn-on lead for connected external equipment such as
amplifiers (constantly energized as long as ignition switch is on)
- Mute: yellow/black lead to be used with equipment
with a mute function, such as a cellular phone
- Digital Output: 3.5mm
digital output for connecting an external Dolby Digital surround processor
- IP-BUS In: 11-pin jack that allows you to connect an
optional Pioneer device (satellite radio, HD radio, etc.)
- Wired Remote: 3.5mm minijack for use with an optional
wired remote (130CDMR70) or steering wheel control interface (127SWIPS)
- Antenna In: female Motorola jack
- USB: female Type A USB connection on a 6-1/2' pigtail
- Microphone In: 2.5mm sub-minijack for connecting the
- GPS: jack for use with supplied GPS antenna