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CD receiver with MP3/WMA playback
Our take on the Pioneer DEH-P4800MP by Crutchfield's Tim Sprinkle
Bring some style to your dash with Pioneer's DEH-P4800MP CD player. Its flip-down face features a big, bright LCD display with a multicolor design that's easy to see, day or night. And if hands-on control is your thing, you'll love the rotary volume knob.
Pioneer's Easy EQ offers six preset sound curves for quick fixes, plus adjustable bass, midrange, and treble controls for custom tone shaping. The built-in amplifier delivers plenty of power for powerful, accurate sound from your speakers. If you want more thump from your system, use the stereo's three sets of preamp outputs to connect your external amplifiers. High- and low-pass filters allow you to tailor the sound to match your system.
And you'll never run out of entertainment options with the DEH-P4800MP. It'll play your MP3- and WMA-loaded discs, and its auxiliary input makes it easy to connect a portable player or other external source. You can even add Pioneer's optional iPod interface and control your digital music library right from the stereo. Satellite radio controls allow you to add an optional XM or SIRIUS radio.
sounds very clear with aftermarket speakers. and is very powerfull. the only downfall on it is its hard to program and get it set right. but thats the problem for all aftermarket decks. they have so much tweaking u can do to perfect ur sound quality. A+
pamela, new york
What's in the Box:
- AM/FM/CD receiver with 10-amp ATM mini fuse inserted into chassis
- Wireless remote control (CXC5719)
- CR2025 Lithium battery
- Trim ring
- Wiring harness
- 2 Extraction keys
- Rear support screw
- Rubber bushing
- 4 Pan head ISO-mount screws
- 4 Countersunk ISO-mount screws
- 2 Front panel holders
- 2 Face fixing screws
- Operation Manual (English/French/Spanish)
- Installation Manual (English/French/Spanish)
- Warranty sheet (English/French)
- Warning sheet concerning installation safety
- Note on removing plastic tag
- CD player with built-in MOSFET50 amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
- flip-down, detachable face with multicolor LCD display
- plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs (including your MP3- and WMA-loaded discs)
- Easy EQ (6 preset curves and a 3-band parametric EQ)
- rear mini-jack auxiliary input (a second 2nd input is optional with an adapter)
- three sets of preamp outputs
- high- and low-pass filters for improved speaker performance
- compatible with Pioneer's iPod interface
- satellite radio-ready
- Supertuner IIID (18 FM/6 AM presets)
- wireless remote
- CD frequency response: 5-20,000 Hz
- CD signal-to-noise ratio: 94 dB
- FM sensitivity: 8 dBf
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features and Specs
|Memory Card Slot||No|
|Satellite Radio Ready||Both|
|RMS Power Output||22 watts|
|Peak Output||50 watts|
|RMS Power Bandwidth||50-15kHz|
|Sub Preamp Outputs||Yes|
|Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs||Yes|
|Preamp Voltage||2.2 volts|
|Key Button Color||Green|
|Steering Wheel Control Compatible||---|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|FM Sensitivity||8 dBf|
|Radio Data System||No|
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. 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-P4800MP 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 playback.
MP3/WMA/WAV Playback: 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-P4800MP 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 160 Hz
- Mid: 200, 500, 1k, or 2k Hz
- High: 3k, 8k, 10k or 12k Hz
- 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 loudness:
- Low: +3.5dB (100Hz), +3dB (10kHz)
- Mid: +10dB (100Hz), +6.5dB (10kHz)
- High: +11dB (100Hz), +11dB (10kHz)
Auxiliary Inputs: The DEH-P4800MP is equipped with a 3.5mm stereo minijack auxiliary input for connecting external components, such as a portable MP3 player, DVD, or VCR. This "AUX 1" input must be turned on in the Initial Settings so it can be selected as a source. Once AUX 1 is selected as a source, you can change the source display of the input to any 8-character name. A second auxiliary device can be connected to this unit when an optional adapter is connected to the IP-Bus connector on the rear panel. This auxiliary input (known as AUX 2) must also be turned on, and an 8-character name for the input can be stored in memory. See below for more information on the 2nd Auxiliary Input.
2nd Auxiliary Input Ready: In addition to the rear panel minijack Aux input (AUX 1), you can connect a second auxiliary component 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 8-character name of the connected auxiliary component can be entered into memory, and will appear as you cycle through the sources.
Subwoofer Output: The unit has a pair of dedicated non-fading RCA subwoofer outputs with a low-pass filter, phase adjustment, and output level. When the subwoofer output is turned on, 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).
Switchable Rear Channel/Subwoofer Output: The rear pair of preamp outputs are located on a 6" pigtail, and can be set to "Rear" for full range output with full fading capability, or a non-fading "Subwoofer" output. When the rear preamp outputs are set to "Subwoofer", the rear speaker outputs also switch from full range to subwoofer. This enables you to connect the rear speaker leads directly to a small subwoofer without an external amplifier, either to dual 4-ohm voice coil sub, or bridged into a single voice coil, 4-ohm sub. The bridged output is 70 watts max.
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.
Compression 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 fuller sound.
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.
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 remains unchanged. Each source can be independently adjusted from -4dB to +4dB.
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.
16-Character Display: The DEH-P4800MP 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.
Function Confirmation Tones: The receiver emits an audible beep tone each time a button is pressed. These function confirmation tones cannot be turned off.
Display 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 on.
Detachable Face Security: This unit features a "flap-face" front panel with Detachable Face Security. If the front panel is not detached from the head unit within five seconds of turning off the ignition, a warning tone will sound. The warning tone can be turned off in the menu, if desired. Two face-fixing screws and holders are supplied for making the face non-detachable, if desired. Note: No face case is included with this unit.
Remote Control: The DEH-P4800MP 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 (130SIRPNR2). 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-IB100ii iPod adapter (130IB100ii) 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 IP-Bus connector.
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.
IP-Bus System Controls: The DEH-P4800MP 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, an auxiliary input adapter, 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 Selection) Programming: 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.
- Disc 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.
CD Text 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.
CD Sound 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.
Note: For these functions to work, they must be supported by the Pioneer CD changer.
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