Music Library Features
External Device Controls
Inputs and Outputs
Hard Disk Drive (HDD): The
Pioneer AVIC-Z3 has a built-in 30 GB hard disk drive which contains the entire
Tele Atlas navigation database, including nearly 12 million points of interest. The unit
uses 10 GB of the HDD for storing music ripped from your CDs for instant access.
Disc Compatibility: The AVIC-Z3
is compatible with DVD-Video (including DVD-R and DVD-RW recorded in Video
mode), CDs, and CD-R/RW recorded with MP3 files.
Motorized Video Display:
This unit is equipped with a motorized 7" 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 (480 x RGB) x 234 for a total of 336,960
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.
Display Angle Adjustment:
You can adjust the display's angle for better visibility.
The bottom of the display gradually slides out to a maximum of 1-7/8" and the
screen's maximum angle is 110°. Furthermore, the unit memorizes the angle
setting each time it is powered off, and returns to that angle when the unit is
powered up again.
You can adjust the display's brightness, contrast, and dimmer
Display Dimming: The LCD screen dims to a preset level when the vehicle's lights are turned
on. The dimmer level can be adjusted in the Picture Adjustment menu. The orange/white wire in the main harness must be connected to the vehicle
headlight circuit in order for this to work properly.
Wide Modes: You can
choose from the following wide 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 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 enlarged in the same proportion both vertically and
horizontally; ideal for a 16:9 screen
a 4:3 picture is displayed as it is
CEA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the
AVIC-Z3 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-Z3 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 6 preset EQ curves: Super Bass, Powerful, Natural, Vocal, Flat,
Custom1 and Custom2. The Custom curves allow you to create and store EQ settings in memory.
A separate Custom 1 curve can be created and stored in memory for each source,
while a Custom 2 curve common to each source can also be created and stored. 3-Band Parametric Equalizer:
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. Adjustable 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.
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 12dB per octave 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 (18dB per
octave), and the
level is user selectable from -6 to +6 (+/-12dB). Supertuner IIID AM/FM
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.
This unit can play MP3 files recorded on CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW discs in
ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, and Romeo formats. MP3 files with a bit rate
from 8-320 kbps are supported. The unit is not compatible with WMA or AAC files.
Dual Zone Capability: The
AVIC-Z3 allows you to enjoy two totally different types of media between the
front of the vehicle and the back. For example, while you are listening to your
favorite radio station, the kids can be watching their favorite DVD on an
optional rear monitor, while listening through headphones. All this can be done
while navigating your route at the same time.
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
IP-Bus external device (satellite radio, CD changer, Bluetooth) and an auxiliary source to this unit.
This 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.
Bluetooth Wireless Technology:
With the optional ND-BT1 Bluetooth Adapter (item # 130NDBT1), the AVIC-Z3 can
interface with Bluetooth wireless-enabled cellular phones for easy and safe
hands-free operation. You can make and receive calls by speaking through the headunit's microphone and listening to the other party through your vehicle's
speaker system. The system automatically mutes any other audio during incoming
and outgoing calls. You can store numbers in the memory and access them by voice
or the touch screen display. In addition, you can access phone numbers
associated with the POI database, and call the location you are being guided to. Note: Not all Bluetooth-capable phones are compatible. Changing Background
In the menu operation screen, you can indicate a picture you like
on the background. Some pictures are already stored in the head unit's HDD:
Pioneer Original, Aurora, Carbon, City, Dolphin, Freeway1, Freeway2, Manta,
Orca, Ripples, Sky, Spiral, Spiral2, Steel, Ticker, Wood. You
can also import JPEG pictures by using CD-R/RW discs. There are three types of
background pictures that can be changed: Splash Page, Navigation Background and AV
Optional Remote Control: The
AVIC-Z3 is compatible with the optional CD-SR100 (130CDSR100) steering wheel-mount wireless remote
control. The unit also 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).
The AVIC-Z3's navigation system accurately measures your current location by
combining the positioning by GPS and Dead Reckoning. The unit includes an
8-channel GPS (Global Positioning System) using a network of satellites orbiting
the Earth. The accuracy of the GPS depends upon the number of satellites that
can be received at any given time (at least 3 are required). The 3D Hybrid
Sensor in the navigation system also calculates your position by detecting
driving distance with the speed pulse, the turning direction with the Gyrosensor
and inclination of the road with the G sensor.
Navigation Maps: The unit
comes with the large "Tele Atlas" database stored on the Hard Disk Drive. The
map database, which covers the
entire United States (including Alaska and Hawaii) and portions of Canada, enables the unit to
provide a large network of turn-by-turn routable roads. The maps provide
approximately 12-million points-of-interest throughout the United States and Canada.
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
(item # 130P10XMT).
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
Voice Guidance: In addition to
graphical directions, the AVIC-Z3 provides voice guidance with TTS
(text-to-speech) technology and turn-by-turn
directions. This provides "eyes free" navigation while you're driving.
Voice Recognition: The AVIC-Z3's advanced voice recognition lets you
search for destinations by saying a name, such as "L-A-X", without having to
specify a category, such as "airport." Full address searches can be done by
saying the city name, street name, and address. Voice commands for A/V sources
and other attachments like Bluetooth-enabled cellular phones can also be used.
Learning Capability: The system
can "remember" frequently traveled roads and uses historical information to help
you navigate. The system can suggest which routes will be most familiar to you.
Smart Routing Algorithm: The
AVIC-Z3 uses a "smart routing algorithm" to analyze and assess routes by taking
into account current road data, such as posted speed limits, number of turns to
the destination, etc., and recommends the most efficient path.
There are three types of map display and two additional view modes:
- Map Mode:
displays the standard map
- Driver's View:
displays a map from the driver's point of view
- 2D or 3D Twin Map View:
lets you split the screen vertically in half: the right screen and the left
screen can display the map in different scales in 2D or 3D.
- Guide Mode:
the standard map of your surroundings is overlaid with
the name of the street you will turn onto next, and 2 arrows: the larger one
to the left indicating the direction of your next maneuver and how far you
are from approaching it, and the smaller one to the right indicating the
direction of your second to next maneuver and how far you are from
- 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, or clock
- 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 View" in the Settings menu is On, an
enlarged map of the junction appears while driving. It can be viewed as a 2D or
Display During Freeway Driving:
In certain locations of the freeway, lane information is available, indicating
the recommended lane to be in to easily maneuver the next guidance. When driving
on the freeway, freeway exit numbers and freeway signs may be displayed when in
the vicinity of interchanges and exits.
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).
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.
An icon appears at registered places (home location, specific places, address
book entries) and places where there is a POI icon. You can place the cross pointer over
the icon to view detailed information.
Address Book: The
Address Book can store up to 400 registered locations. These can include home
location, favorite places, and destinations you have already searched.
Music Library Features
HDD Music Library:
The AVIC-Z3 can use up to 10 GB of its Hard Disk Drive space for a music
library. The system allows you to listen to music while at the same time ripping
and storing music at 4 times playing speed. The unit's built-in Gracenote CDDB
Music Recognition Service automatically tags the recorded music with the
artist's name, song title, genre, and album title. Using Voice Recognition, you
can directly access the music library's content by simply saying the artist
name, song title, genre, or album title.
When you play a music CD that is not recorded on the AVIC-Z3's HDD, the system
automatically begins recording that CD to the music library. You can record the
entire CD, or selected tracks. The unit can record up to approximately 200 music
CDs onto the HDD. Note: Only CDs that contain 44.1 kHz, 16-bit stereo PCM
digital audio can be recorded. It will not record MP3 files or music from CD-Rs
The music library is organized into three levels: groups, playlists, and
tracks. There are 4 types of groups: Albums, Artists, Genres, My Favorites.
Using the Touch Key panel, you can perform the following playback functions:
Play/Pause, Track Skip (forward/backward), Fast Forward/Fast Backward, Repeat
play (track, playlist, or currently selected group), Random play (track,
playlist, or currently selected group), and Scan play (track, playlist, or
currently selected group).
External Device Controls
iPod Adapter Ready: If you have
an iPod, you can control it from the AVIC-Z3's touch screen with the optional
CD-IB100II iPod Interface adapter (130IB100II). The adapter is compatible with iPods that
include the Dock Connector. The unit's display features the following: song
number, album title, artist name, play time, song title, info on current song.
You can search for songs by playlists, artists, albums, songs, and genres. The
adapter does not allow you to view videos from your iPod on the unit's screen.
Satellite Radio Ready: You can
add either XM or SIRIUS satellite radio to the AVIC-F700BT. Up to 18 stations can be
set as presets (6 each for 3 XM or SIRIUS bands). The
AVIC-F700BT can control optional XM or SIRIUS satellite radio tuners:
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.
CD Changer Controls: The AVIC-Z3 can control a Pioneer IP-Bus CD
changer such as the CDX-P680 or CDX-P1280. 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. When
using the on-screen Touch Key panel, you can perform the following functions:
Play/Pause, Track Skip (forward/backward), Fast Forward/Fast Backward, Disc Skip
(forward/backward), Repeat Play (track, disc), Random Play (track, disc), and
Scan Play (track, disc), and Direct Disc selection.
This unit can also control an
optional Pioneer DVD player or DVD changer.
Inputs and Outputs
Back Panel of Head Unit:
- GPS In: jack for use with
supplied GPS antenna
- Digital Out: Optical
output for connecting optional multi-channel audio processor (DEQ-P8000)
- AV-BUS In: 11-pin jack
that allows you to connect an optional Pioneer TV tuner (GEX-P5700TV)
- Extension In: multi-pin
jack for connecting XM NavTraffic Satellite Radio tuner (GEX-P10XMT)
- IP-BUS In: 11-pin jack
that allows you to connect an optional Pioneer changer or IP-BUS accessory
(Aux Input, iPod Adapter, etc.)
- Telephone: multi-pin jack
for connecting the optional ND-BT1 Bluetooth unit
- Mic In: 2.5mm sub-mini
jack for use with the supplied microphone
- Guide SP Out: (not used)
- Power Supply: 16-pin jack for use
with supplied power wiring harness
- Connector 1: 20-pin
connector for supplied harness which includes 3 pairs of preamp outputs, the
audio/video input, and cellular mute.
- Connector 2: 16-pin
connector for supplied harness which includes rear monitor A/V outputs, rear
view camera input, and wired remote input (for items such as #127SWIPS OEM
steering wheel control interface).
- FM/AM Antenna In: female