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. Digital
processing reduces distortion, and improves Signal-to-Noise Ratio and stereo
separation. Advanced analog technology improves signal processing sensitivity.
BSM (Best Stations Memory): BSM
lets you automatically store the six strongest stations under preset buttons 1-6
of the currently tuned band.
Digital Speedread2: The
DEH-P3800MP is equipped with Pioneer's Digital Speedread2 CD mechanism, which
provides fast performance, especially for reading and playing discs with
MP3/WMA/WAV files. It also shortens the audio gap between files during random
This unit can play MP3/WMA/WAV 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, WMA files with a constant bit rate from 48-320 kbps, and WMA
files with a variable bit rate from 48-384 kbps are supported. The unit is
compatible with ID3 Tags and will display artist, folder, file, and album name,
plus comments. Up to 8 directories, 99 folders and 999 files per disc are
recognized by this unit.
EEQ (Easy EQ):
The DEH-P3800MP is equipped with a 3-band parametric EQ with 6 preset EQ
settings. You can boost or cut each frequency band by +/- 12dB at 2dB intervals.
Features of the Easy EQ include:
- Selectable Center Frequencies:
- Low: 40, 80, 100, or
- Mid: 200, 500, 1k, or
- High: 3k, 8k, 10k or
- Preset EEQ Settings:
Powerful, Super Bass, Vocal, Natural, Custom, and EQ Flat
- Selectable Q Factors: 2
Narrow, 1 Narrow, 1 Wide, and 2 Wide
Selectable Loudness Levels:
Loudness compensates for deficiencies in the low and high frequencies at low
volumes. You can choose from three levels of
- Low: +3.5dB (100Hz), +3dB
- Mid: +10dB (100Hz), +6.5dB
- High: +11dB (100Hz), +11dB
Rear Channel/Subwoofer Output: The rear pair of preamp outputs can be set to
"Rear" for full range output with full fading capability, or a non-fading
"Subwoofer" output with a low-pass filter, phase adjustment, and output level.
When "Subwoofer" is selected, you can select the frequency of the 18dB/octave
low pass filter (50, 63, 80, 100, or 125 Hz), select the subwoofer phase
(normal/reverse), and the subwoofer gain (+6 to -24). In addition, you can
switch the rear speaker outputs from full range to subwoofer and connect the
rear speaker leads directly to a small subwoofer without an external amplifier. The rear speaker leads can be connected to a dual 4-ohm voice coil sub, or bridged into a single voice coil, 4-ohm sub.
High Pass Filter: If you do not
want low frequency sounds to play from the front or rear speaker outputs, you
can turn on the 12dB/octave High Pass Filter. The HPF has a selectable cutoff
frequency (50, 63, 80, 100, or 125 Hz). Only frequencies
higher than those in the selected range are output through the speakers.
Bass Boost: The Bass Boost
function raises the level of sounds lower than 100Hz. You can select a desired
level of bass boost between 0 and 6.
Front Image Enhancer (FIE): The
Front Image Enhancer attenuates mid- and high-frequency sounds from the rear
speakers at selectable crossover points, so that most of the vocals will come
from the front speakers, giving you better image staging. You can select from
the following cutoff frequencies: 100Hz, 160Hz, and 250Hz.
and BMX Functions: Using the "COMP" (compression) and "BMX" (Bit Media
eXpander) functions, you can adjust the playback quality of the CD player. Each
function may be set to one of two levels or off.
The "COMP" function compresses the audio signal to eliminate distortion caused
by the imbalances between the loudest and softest sounds when played at high
volumes. The "BMX" function controls sound reverberations to give playback a
Rough Search: You can switch
the search method between fast forward/reverse and "Rough" in which the unit
searches every 10 tracks. If there are less than 10 tracks on the disc, the unit
will jump to the last track.
AGC (Automatic Gain Control):
The CD mechanism has a built-in Automatic Gain Control, which adjusts 7
different settings each time a CD is inserted to prevent the disc from skipping.
Disc Naming: You can use the
disc title input feature to store up to 48 CD titles in the unit's memory. Each
title can be up to 8 characters long.
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. Each source can be independently adjusted from
-4dB to +4dB.
16-Character Display: The
DEH-P3800MP features a multi-color, 16-character display, which takes advantage
of MP3, WMA, iPod, XM Radio, and Sirius, plus CD Text-encoded discs. This large
display makes it easy to read and cycle through the song title, artist, and
other text used by these sources.
Illumination/Clock Display: When the Clock
Display has been turned on, pressing and holding the Source button turns off
audio output, but the clock display and face/button illumination remain on. When
the Clock Display has not been turned on, pressing and holding the source button
turns the unit off completely. This unit's
illumination and clock are "keyed" only when the Clock Display has been turned
Detachable Face: This unit
features Detachable Face Security. Two face-fixing screws are supplied for
making the face non-detachable, if desired. Note: No detachable face case
is included with this unit.
Remote Control: The DEH-P3800MP
comes with a wireless remote control (CXC5719). The remote allows you to control
the volume, switch between sources, pause the CD, change the display, and adjust
the audio. The attenuator button allows you to quickly lower the volume by about
90%, a function that cannot be performed from the front panel. In addition, the
head unit has a 3.5mm minijack on the back panel for connecting an optional
wired remote control, such as the CD-MR70 or CD-MR80 (130CDMR70 or 130CDMR80).
Satellite Radio Ready: You can
connect and control an external satellite radio tuner. The head unit is compatible with the GEX-P920XM (130P920XM) Pioneer XM receiver. In addition, it is
compatible with the XMDirect XM Radio package (item # 700XMPIONE). For Sirius, you can connect
the Pioneer Sirius Satellite Radio tuner (130SIRPNR1). A subscription to XM or
Sirius, plus the proper antenna is required in order to receive satellite radio
programming. The satellite radio tuners connect via the IP-Bus connector on the
back of the head unit.
Optional iPod Adapter: The Pioneer
CD-IB100 iPod adapter (130CDIB100) allows you to play and control your iPod,
iPod mini, or iPod nano, and view album, artist, and other information on the
head unit's display. The adapter allows you to perform multiple search
functions, including playlist, genre, artist, and album searches. While
connected, the iPod adapter also charges the iPod's battery. The adapter works
with all "Dock Connector"-equipped iPods, and connects to the head unit via the
Note: This head unit
operates the iPod adapter as an "External Unit", which has some
limitations in functionality and display capability (8-characters)
compared to headunits with "Full" compatibility.
Auxiliary Input Ready: You can
connect an auxiliary component, such as an MP3 player, DVD player, or VCR, by
connecting an IP-Bus/RCA connector. The CD-RB10 lets you connect one auxiliary
component, and the CD-RB20 lets you connect an auxiliary component and a CD
changer via the IP-Bus connector on the back of the head unit. The name of the
connected auxiliary component can be entered into memory, and will appear as you
cycle through the sources.
CD Changer Controls
IP-Bus System Controls: The
DEH-P3800MP is equipped with IP-Bus control, which allows you to connect and
control other Pioneer components. You can add a multi-disc CD changer, a
satellite radio receiver, or an iPod adapter.
CD Changer Controls: You can
add an IP-Bus-compatible 6-disc or 12-disc Pioneer CD changer, and control it from the head unit.
It is also compatible with Pioneer's 50-disc changer.
- ITS (Instant Track
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 8 characters
each can be entered into memory for up to 100 discs.
- Disc Title
List: This feature
allows you to display disc titles that you have entered.
From the list, you can select a disc for playback.
- Direct Disc Selection: You
can directly select discs 1-6 by pressing the corresponding button number on
the front panel or remote. Discs 7-12 can be selected by pressing and
holding the corresponding button number, such as button 1 for disc 7, etc.
Display: 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 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 8 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.
For these functions to work, they must be supported by the Pioneer CD