EL Display: The OEL display features incredible brightness,
clear readability, wide-angle viewing and full-motion 3D graphics. Because OEL
creates its own electroluminescent light, its brightness is resistant to washing
out in sunlight. The brightness of the display can be adjusted from 0 to 15.
Display Modes: You may select one of 18
Entertainment Display Modes. There are 2 Source Icon displays, 4 Background
Visual displays, 3 Background Picture displays, 3 Level Indicator displays, 3
Movie Screen displays, 2 Still Picture displays, and an Entertainment Clock
Entertainment Displays: If
you want to rewrite the entertainment display, you can create or download the
data from a special Pioneer website, record it onto a CD-R disc, and load it
into the receiver.
This unit has a Reverse Demo Mode and a Feature Demo Mode. In Reverse Demo Mode,
if you do not perform an operation for a period of 30 seconds, the display
begins reversing colors. It continues reversing colors every 10 seconds until a
button is pushed. When the unit is turned off, the Feature Demo Mode is
activated. The Feature Demo Mode displays the unit's different features and
capabilities using moving graphics.
Operation: In Operation Mode 2, four of the
head unit's keys become "soft keys". As you navigate the head unit's
menu system, the "soft key" functions change as indicated on the
Dimmer Feature: This unit is
equipped with a wire that Pioneer calls an illumination lead, however, it acts
as a dimmer lead. When the illumination wire of this unit receives power and the
dimmer feature has been turned on in the "Initial Setting" menu, the
display will dim to a preset level. When the power and constant wires are
connected and the illumination wire is supplied with voltage (when you turn your
lights on), the button illumination remains on even if the unit is turned off
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.
XM Satellite Radio Tuner
Compatible: This unit can control an optional Pioneer XM tuner (sold
separately). XM Satellite Radio programming features 100 channels of
digital-quality music, news, talk, sports, entertainment, and children's
programming. For a monthly subscription fee, you will be able to receive the XM
signal in your car using an optional XM antenna and tuner. When an XM tuner is
connected, you can select an XM channel directly using the number keys on the
Curves: This model has "Super Bass",
"Powerful", "Natural", "Vocal", "Custom",
and "Flat" preset EQ curves. The "Custom" curve is one that
you create and store in memory. A separate "Custom" curve can be
created and stored in memory for each source.
This feature allows you to boost the current EQ setting for even more powerful
Parametric Equalizer: This unit includes a
3-band parametric EQ with Selectable Q Factor. You may select a low (40, 80, 100
or 160Hz), mid (200, 500, 1k or 2kHz) and high frequency (3.15k, 8k, 10k or
12.5kHz) to boost or cut within a range of -6dB to +6dB. 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
Bass and Treble Cut-off Frequencies: The
cut-off frequencies for the bass and treble controls can be set independently of
the 3-band parametric equalizer adjustments. The bass cut-off frequency can be
set to 40Hz, 63Hz, 100Hz or 160Hz. The treble cut-off frequency can be set to
2.5kHz, 4kHz, 6.3kHz or 10kHz. The bass and treble controls have an adjustment
range of -6 to +6.
Equalizer (SFEQ): The SFEQ feature is made to
enhance the soundstage in the front of the vehicle by increasing the clarity of
vocals and instruments. There are two primary SFEQ modes ("FRT1" and
"FRT2"), and there is a "CUSTOM" mode. The "FRT1"
mode boosts the treble on the front outputs while boosting the bass on the rear
outputs; when this mode is selected, treble adjustments affect the front
channels only, and bass adjustments affect only the rear channels. The
"FRT2" mode boosts the treble and bass on the front outputs while
boosting only the bass on the rear outputs; when this mode is selected, treble
adjustments affect the front channels only, and bass adjustments affect the
front and rear channels. You may select "HI" or "LOW"
operation for the "FRT1" and "FRT2" modes; the
"HI" setting of each mode provides a more pronounced effect than the
"LOW" setting. If you adjust the bass or treble setting while an SFEQ
mode is on, the adjustment is applied to the selected SFEQ mode and that setting
is kept in memory as the "CUSTOM" SFEQ mode. The SFEQ feature also
includes a seating position setting that helps tailor the sound to where people
are sitting in the vehicle.
You can select "Low", "Mid" or "High" for
different levels of loudness compensation.
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.
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.
CD-R/CD-RW Skip Function: Some
CD-R/W recorders allow you to assign skip ID tags to tracks that you never want
to hear. When a track has been assigned a track skip ID, compatible units will
recognize the skip ID information and skip over that track. This player
recognizes track skip IDs, so CD-R and CD-RW discs with skip ID information will
be played back as intended.
Title Memory: Titles of up to 10
characters each can be entered into memory for up to 48 discs. When a compatible
changer is connected, titles of up to 10 characters each can be entered into
memory for up to 100 discs in the changer.
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.
Mute: 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.
Warning Tone: If the front
panel is not detached from the head unit within 5 seconds of turning off the
ignition, a warning tone will sound. This feature can be turned On or Off.
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.
Title Memory: Titles of up to 10
characters each can be entered into memory for up to 100 discs.
Title List: This feature allows you to
display disc titles that you have entered. From the list, you can select a disc
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 16 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. Note: For these functions to work, they must be
supported by the Pioneer CD changer.
Illumination/Clock Display: When the Time
Display has been turned on, pressing and holding the source button turns off
audio output, but the clock display remains on. When the Time Display has not
been turned on, pressing and holding the source button turns the unit off
completely. This unit's clock is "keyed"
only when the Time Display has been turned on. When the Time Display has not
been turned on, the unit is off, and power is supplied to the power and constant
wires, nothing illuminates.
Note: When the power and
constant wires are connected and the illumination wire is supplied with
voltage (when you turn your lights on), the button illumination remains on
even if the unit is turned off completely.