External Device Controls
Inputs and Outputs
Detachable Control Panel: To
prevent theft, the control panel can be detached. The unit comes with a soft
carrying pouch for the control panel when detached.
Video Display: This unit is equipped with
a motorized 6.5" 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 1440 x 234 for a total of 336,960 pixels.
Controls: This unit has
touch screen controls with interactive video graphics, making menu navigation
easy. The screen is non-glare and smudge-resistant.
Angle and Position Adjustment: You can adjust the display's
angle for better visibility.
You can choose the LCD panel's angle between 50°
and 110°. When
the LCD panel is upright and it hinders the operation of the air conditioner,
the position of the panel can be turned horizontal temporarily. The LCD panel's
forward position can also be adjusted. When the Flap Setback is activated, the
LCD panel retracts approximately 1/2".
Flap: When this feature is active, the
display automatically opens when the ignition switch is turned on and closes
when the ignition switch is turned off.
You can adjust the display's brightness, contrast, color, hue and dimmer. In
addition you can adjust the background of the on-screen display from White,
Blue, Yellow, Red or Green. You can also adjust the unit's button illumination
from Blue or Red.
Backlight On/Off: By turning
off the backlight of the LCD screen, you can turn off the screen display without
turning off the audio or voice guidance.
Sub Display: When the LCD panel
is closed, a 10-character sub display on the detachable control panel shows the current time or
source information (radio frequency, CD track/time). The sub display turns off
when the LCD panel is in the open position.
Aspect Ratio Modes: You can
choose from the following 4:3 and 16:9 settings.
- 4:3 Modes:
choose from the following 4:3 modes:
- 16:9: wide screen
picture (16:9) is displayed as normal
- Letter Box: the
picture is in the shape of a letter box with black bands at the top and
bottom of the screen
- Pan Scan: the picture
is cut short at the right and left of the screen
- Widescreen Modes: You can
choose from the following widescreen modes:
a 4:3 picture is enlarged in the horizontal direction only, enabling you
to enjoy a 4:3 picture without any omissions
the picture is enlarged slightly at the center and the amount of
enlargement increases horizontally toward the ends of the picture
a 4:3 picture is enlarged in the same proportion both vertically and
horizontally; ideal for a 16:9 screen
a picture is enlarged by the same proportion as Full or Zoom in the
horizontal direction and by an intermediate proportion between Full and
Zoom in the vertical direction
a 4:3 picture is displayed as it is
Internal Amplifier: This receiver is
equipped with a 50 watts x 4 (peak) MOSFET amplifier for low distortion, high
power output. The amplifier is strong enough to power small subwoofers to
moderate volume levels in compact cars and pickups. For higher volume levels
from subwoofers, an optional amplifier may be connected to the preamp outputs.
EQ Curves: This model features 7 preset EQ curves: Super
Bass, Powerful, Natural, Vocal,
Custom 1/2, and Flat. The Custom 1/2 curves allow you to create and store EQ settings in
memory. A separate Custom curve can be created and stored in memory for each source.
Parametric Equalizer: This
unit includes a 3-band parametric EQ with Selectable Q Factor. You may select a
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: 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.
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 10kHz. Note:
These Loudness contours use a reference volume level of -30dB.
Simulated Sound Stage: You can select a
desired audio effect from various simulate sound stages such as Music Studio,
Dynamic Theater, Actor's Stage or Living Room. You can also adjust the listening
position from Center, Right or Left for a better sound stage experience.
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.
High-pass 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. You may select a
filter frequency of 50Hz, 80Hz, or 125Hz.
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, and the level is user selectable from -6 to +6.
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.
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.
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.
Optical Digital Output: The
optical digital output (proprietary connection) on the rear of the head unit
allows you to connect an optional Pioneer digital audio processor.
Rear Display: You can select
what images are output from the rear A/V output. When the navigation screen is
displayed on the unit's display, you can select either the navigation display or
a selected source on a connected rear monitor. When the selected source has no
visual image, nothing is displayed on the rear monitor. If you are using the
Memory Navi feature, you can insert a DVD movie for rear seat entertainment.
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 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
Multi-Disc Compatible: The Pioneer
AVIC-N4 supports the following disc formats: DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW, CD-Audio,
MP3 Playback: This
unit can play MP3 files recorded on CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R and
DVD-RW discs in ISO9660
Level 1/Level 2, Joliet,
and Romeo formats. MP3 files with
a bit rate from 8-320 kbps are supported. Each disc can have a maximum of 8
tiers and each folder can have a maximum of 255 files.
In addition, this unit can play MP3 files recorded
on CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R and DVD-RW discs in ISO9660 Level 1/Level
2, Joliet, and Romeo formats encoded by Windows Media Player version 7, 7.1, 8,
9 and 10. WMA files with a bit rate from 5-320 kbps are supported. Each disc can
have a maximum of 8 tiers and each folder can have a maximum of 255 files.
This unit can also play AAC files recorded on
CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R and DVD-RW discs in ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2,
Joliet, and Romeo formats encoded by iTunes version 4.6. AAC files with a bit
rate from 8-320 kbps are supported. Each disc can have a maximum of 8 tiers and
each folder can have a maximum of 255 files.
This unit will play DivX files recorded on CD-ROM,
CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R and DVD-RW discs in ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet,
and Romeo formats. This unit corresponds to DivX video format implemented in
relation to DivX standards but does not correspond to DivX Ultras standards.
DivX files without video data cannot be recognized as a DivX file. This unit
supports a maximum DivX image size of 720 x 576 pixels and DivX file content up
Auto CD Title: Title lists will
automatically be displayed when a CD TEXT, MP3, WMA or AAC disc is played back.
can directly access a specific location by entering a chapter number, title
number, or elapsed time.
Multi-angle Display: With DVDs featuring multi-angle (scenes
shot from multiple angles) recordings, you can switch among viewing angles
Fast Scan: When
playing a DVD or CD, you have one fast scan speed in either direction.
Slow Motion: This
feature allows slow motion playback in the forward direction only. You can
choose from 1/16, 1/8, 1/4 or 1/2.
Frame-By-Frame: This feature lets you
move ahead one frame at a time during playback of a DVD disc.
Repeat Playback: When playing a
disc, you can repeat the entire disc, current track, chapter or current title.
Playback: Before ejecting a disc, you can press the on-screen Return
button to memorize the current playback location. If you
insert the disc again and touch Resume, playback of a disc resumes at the same
point you stopped previously. To delete the recorded
position, touch and hold Resume with the disc stopped.
Note: If the DVD has a standard or
widescreen menu option, the resume playback feature may not work correctly.
Parental Lock: Some DVD-Video discs let
you use parental lock to restrict the viewing of violent and adult oriented
scenes by children. You can set the parental lock in 8 levels protected by a 4
DVD Navigation Maps:
The Pioneer AVIC-N4 in-dash navigation system comes with two
DVD-ROMs containing a large Tele Atlas database, enabling the unit to provide an
extensive network of turn-by-turn routable roads. The unit's extremely fast
processor calculates multiple routes and provides directions to destinations via
the graphic map interface and voice guidance. In addition, the unit has access
to 12-million points of interest throughout the United States and
the nearest gas stations, restaurants, hotels or ATMs.
The AVIC-N4 is compatible with specific DVD-ROM navigation map discs only and cannot play
standard DVD-ROM discs.
XM NavTraffic Ready: XM
NavTraffic, powered by NAVTEQ Traffic, allows the unit to monitor real-time
traffic conditions and routes the driver to the destination avoiding traffic
congestion, using the optional GEX-P10XMT XM NavTraffic Satellite Radio tuner.
The traffic information is provided through a continuous satellite broadcast
with data from leading commercial traffic data providers, government departments
of transportation, police and emergency services, road sensors, cameras, and
airborne reports. Separate subscriptions to XM Radio and XM NavTraffic are
Stock Prices: In addition to XM
NavTraffic, you can receive stock price, sports, news, horoscopes, and other
information and display it on the screen when the unit is connected to an XM
Satellite tuner. You can display the prices of up to 12 stocks.
When driving in a city, the detailed city map is indicated if the map scale is
set to 0.05 mi (50 m) or lower (only those cities whose detailed city maps are
registered in the map disc).
Voice Guidance: In addition to
graphical directions, the AVIC-N4 provides voice guidance and turn-by-turn
Memory Navi Mode: While the map
disc is inserted, you can store the data on the map disc into the memory of the
navigation unit. If the map disc is removed from the navigation unit after the
data is stored, navigation is performed using the data in the memory (Memory Navi mode). During the Memory Navi mode, navigation is performed only
using the data read into the memory. Therefore, some functions are restricted
compared with navigation using the map disc (DVD navi mode). In the Memory Navi mode, you can play a music CD or DVD video on the navigation
unit while navigation is taking place.
Navigation Display Modes: There are four
types of map display and two additional view modes:
Map View:displays the standard map
displays the map from the driver's viewpoint
the map of your surroundings is shown on the left, and an arrow indicating
the direction of travel is shown on the right
Route View:displays the name of the street you will next travel along and an arrow
indicating the direction of travel
Vehicle Dynamics Display:
displays three instruments that indicate the status of your vehicle. You can
change the values displayed by the instruments on the left and right of the
Sensor View, allowing you to choose from the following: voltage, acceleration, side acceleration, angular
velocity, slope, direction,
Rear View:If you have installed a rear view camera, and the camera is set to "On", the
rear view image is displayed on the left-hand side of the screen, while the
map of your surroundings is indicated on the right
Enlarged Map of the Intersection:When "Close-up of Junction" in the Settings menu is On, an enlarged
map of the junction appears while driving.
Scroll Mode: Touching
anywhere on the map for at least 2 seconds changes the map to Scroll mode and
the map begins scrolling in the direction you touched. The scrolling stops when
you remove your finger from the screen. At this time, the cross pointer appears
at the center of the screen. Also, a line connecting between the current
location and cross pointer appears.
Location Information: An icon
appears at registered places (home location, specific places, address book
entries) and places where there is a POI icon. Place the cross pointer over the
icon to view detailed information.
Destination Input: The
Destination Menu gives you many different ways to choose your destination:
- Point Of Interest (POI): you
can search for a Point Of Interest by selecting the category or entering the
Point Of Interest name. Additionally, selected Points Of Interest in a
certain category can be shown on the map, and you can check the location on
the display while driving.
- Freeway Search: you can set the
entrance or exit of a freeway as your destination
- Telephone Search: if you know the
telephone number of your destination, you can quickly search for your
destination by specifying the telephone number
- Return Home and Go To: if your home
location is registered, the route home can be calculated by a single touch
of the touch key from the Main menu. Also, you can register one location,
such as your workplace, as your favorite location, and the route is
calculated in a similar way.
- Destination History: any place that has
been searched before is stored in the Destination History
- Address Search: you can
input your destination's address by house number, street name, and city
- Vicinity Search: allows you to search
for Points Of Interest in your surroundings on the map
- Address Book: places that you have
registered manually, such as your home, are stored in the Address Book.
Simply select the place you want to go to from the list and a route to that
place will be calculated.
Modifying the Route Calculation Conditions:You can change the route calculation conditions using the Route Options menu:
- Number of Routes: This setting
controls whether the system should calculate only one route, or several
routes. You can select 1 (only one route judged as being optimum by your
Navigation System is calculated) or Multiple (a maximum of 6 route options
- Avoid Toll Road:This setting controls whether or not toll roads should be taken into
account. You can choose On (calculates a route that avoids toll roads) or
Off (calculates a route that may include toll roads).
- Avoid Freeway:This setting controls whether or not freeways may be included in the road
calculation. You can choose On (calculates a route that avoids freeways) or
Off (calculates a route that may include freeways).
- Avoid Ferry: This setting controls
whether or not ferry crossings should be taken into account. You can select
On (calculates a route that avoids ferries) or Off (calculates a route that
may include ferries).
- Route Condition: This setting controls whether the fastest or the
shortest route should be calculated. When Fastest is selected, the system
calculates a route with the shortest travel time to your destination as a
priority. When Shortest is selected, the system calculates a route with the
shortest distance to your destination as a priority.
Checking the Set Route:You can check information about the route between
your current location and your destination. You can select two methods: checking
the passing streets with a list; and checking the shape of the route by
scrolling the map along the route.
Recalculating the Route: You
can recalculate the route to avoid a traffic jam or road work ahead. You can
set the length of the area, and avoid just that area, or you can even search a
new route from the current location to your destination.
Adding Way Points to the Current
Route: You can select way points (locations you want to visit on the way to
your destination) and you can recalculate the route to pass through these
Areas to Avoid: If you
register Areas to Avoid,
such as crowded intersections or congested areas, routes can be calculated that
avoid those areas.
Auto Reroute: If you
deviate from the unit's set route, the system will re-calculate the route from
that point so that you remain on track to you destination.
Address Book: The Address
Book can store up to 300 registered locations. These can include home location,
favorite places, and destinations you have already searched.
Emergency Information:The Emergency Info screen provides important emergency information
pertaining to your vehicle, insurance, and current location, which could be
useful in the event of an accident or breakdown. The Emergency Info screen
includes the following:
- "You Are Currently
At": Your current position is indicated by the street name, and your
latitude and longitude.
Information: Your VIN number, insurance policy number, and the telephone
number of your insurance company can be entered and displayed.
- Emergency Tow
Service Phone: The toll free number for the nearest emergency roadside
assistance appears on the screen. This number is supplied by Signature's
Nationwide Auto Club, and appears only if you have registered your unit with
Pioneer and have signed up on-line with Nationwide Auto Club (1st year
service is paid for by Pioneer). If you choose not to subscribe, or if your
subscription has expired, you can enter your own roadside assistance
- Locate Car
Service: In an emergency, you can search the Emergency Info screen for
Auto Services in the vicinity of your current position, and set the current
route. You can choose from three sub-categories: Automotive, Rental Car
Agency, and Car Dealer.
Loading Registered Locations Data
From a CD-R/CD-RW or DVD-R/DVD-RW: Address Book data stored on a CD-R/CD-RW
or DVD-R/DVD-RW can be loaded
to the navigation system. This function is used when moving Address Book data
from a Pioneer navigation unit with a PC card slot to a Pioneer navigation unit
without a PC card slot.
Changing Background Picture:
In the menu operation screen, you can indicate a picture you like on the
background. Some pictures are already stored, but you can also use pictures
(JPEG format data) created by a personal computer or a digital camera. If you
save the pictures to a CD-R/CD-RW or DVD-R/DVD-RW disc, you can use them as background pictures.
Additionally, several background pictures are stored in the Pioneer DVD map
Day/Night Display: To
improve the visibility of the map during the evening, you can change the
combination of the colors of the map.
External Device Controls
iPod Control: The AVIC-N4 makes integrating your iPod into your car stereo
system simple with the optional CD-I200 iPod
Direct Control cable. Control of your iPod music and video library is quick and
seamless via touch screen controls of the unit's intuitive graphic menu. The
AVIC-N4 can be used to play back all of your iPod's songs, podcasts, and videos.
The optional CD-I200 is audio only compatible with select docking iPods,
including iPod mini, iPod photo, iPod nano (1st/2nd gen), and iPod touch
(1st/2nd gen) models equipped with the dock connector. The CD-I200 supports both
video and audio from the iPod video (5th generation), iPod Classic
(80/120/160GB), and iPod nano (3rd/4th gen).
Note: This cable will not charge the iPod nano 4th
generation or iPod touch 2nd generation.
Optional USB Adapter: You can
also use this unit to control a USB adapter (CD-UB100, sold separately) to
playback audio from a portable audio player that features a USB interface. The
CD-UB100 allows you to listen to songs by connecting a USB portable audio/player
USB memory that is USB Mass Storage Class compliant. This USB adapter plugs into
the IP-Bus port on back of the radio and features a IP-Bus pass-through for
daisy chaining another IP-Bus compatible component.
Satellite Radio Ready: You can
add either XM or SIRIUS satellite radio to the AVIC-N4. Up to 18 stations can be
set as presets (6 each for 3 XM or SIRIUS bands). The
AVIC-N4 can control optional XM or SIRIUS satellite radio tuners:
HD Radio Ready: This unit is compatible with the optional Pioneer
GEX-P10HD HD Radio tuner (item number 130GEXP10H), allowing you to tune
available HD Radio stations. HD Radio features high quality audio, FM
multi-casting, and data services. The GEX-P10HD connects through the IP-BUS
Bluetooth Adapter Ready: When
used with the optional Pioneer CD-BTB200 Bluetooth Adapter (item 130BTB200),
you can use this unit to make and receive calls wirelessly and
hands-free on your Bluetooth-equipped cellular telephone or listen to music on
your Bluetooth portable audio player. The Bluetooth adapter comes with a
microphone for making and answering your calls. You can hear the other party
through the vehicle's speaker system. The unit connects to the head unit via the
supplied IP-BUS cable, and has an IP-BUS pass-through for daisy chaining another
CD Changer Controls: While
playing a CD in a Pioneer 6-disc or 12-disc changer, you can perform the
following functions: repeat track, repeat disc, repeat all discs, disc random,
magazine random, disc intro scan, and track intro scan. During playback of a CD
Text Disc, the unit can display a list of all the tracks on a disc, or the
titles of all the discs in the magazine. When tracks or discs are displayed in a
list, you can directly select your favorites by touching the corresponding
number key. When 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.
Inputs and Outputs
Back Panel of Head
- To Hideaway Unit: 30-pin jack that
connects the head unit to the hideaway unit using the supplied 30-pin cable
- Preamp Output: 20-pin jack
for use with supplied preamp output harness
- Power: 16-pin jack for use
with supplied power wiring harness
- Extension Port: proprietary port
for connection of the Pioneer GEX-P10XMT hide-away XM NavTraffic tuner (sold
- Digital Out: proprietary optical digital output that allows you to connect an optional Pioneer
digital audio processor
Front Panel of
Antenna In: female Motorola jack
- Rear View Camera In: single RCA jack for use with an optional rear view camera
- AV In: left and right RCA
audio jacks and an RCA composite video jack
- AV 2: 3.5mm AV input for connecting
an external AV source using the optional CD-RM10 AV cable adapter (sold
- To Navi: 30-pin jack that
connects the hideaway unit to the head unit using the supplied 30-pin cable
Back Panel of
- GPS: jack for use with
supplied GPS antenna
- IP-BUS In: 11-pin jack
you to connect an optional Pioneer changer
- Rear Out: left and right
RCA audio jacks and an RCA composite video jack
- iPod In: proprietary port for
connecting your Apple iPod using the optional CD-I200 iPod control interface
- Signal In: 3"
hardwired Car Speed Signal Input lead and Reverse Gear Signal Input lead;
each lead is terminated with a male bullet connector
Hideaway Unit: Width =7.086"
(9.235" with side brackets),
Height = 1.195" (1.507" with brackets), Depth = 5.991" (6.165" with cables)