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Our take on the Pioneer DEH-P9200R
Pioneer designed the DEH-P9200R for those who demand excellence in car audio. Indulge yourself with the luxury of a motorized fold-down face, and the effortless visibility and stunning cityscape or space graphics of Pioneer's large, extra-high-resolution Organic EL display you're worth it! And Pioneer didn't skimp on the rest of the features, either. You still get Easy EQ, for powerful sound contouring that's as simple as flipping a lever. You'll also find that MOSFET45 4-way high power provides plenty of punch.
Built-in selectable crossovers (for speaker and preamp outputs) let you send the proper frequencies to the different-sized speakers in your vehicles (you can eliminate the bass from your small dash speakers, for instance) for maximum system performance. And, as you expand your system, three sets of 4-volt preamp outputs will supply clean, powerful signal to external amplifiers. Source Level Adjustment eliminates those annoying jumps in volume when you switch from one source to another. And, to protect your investment, Pioneer's built-in DFS alarm warns off intruders (relays required).
Want access to more tunes? Add a 6- or 12-disc CD changer and enjoy freedom of choice. You can even decode CD Text from encoded discs, or name them with disc titling. A wireless remote is included for convenience.
- detachable, motorized face
- high-resolution Organic EL display 256 x 52 pixels for incredibly vivid graphics
- Supertuner III
- Radio Data System
- 18 FM/6 AM presets
- travel presets
- Easy EQ
- Front Image Enhancer enhances front image by eliminating mids and highs to rear speaker/preamp outputs
- Source Level Adjustment
- three sets of 4-volt preamp outputs
- CD changer controls
- CD Text
- disc titling and station naming (for 48 player discs/stations, or 100 discs/stations with changer)
- DFS alarm (relays required)
- wireless "smart" remote
- 22 watts RMS/45 watts peak x 4 channels
- CD frequency response 5-20,000 Hz
- CD signal-to-noise ratio 95 dB
- FM sensitivity 10 dBf
- 1-year warranty
What's in the Box:
- AM/FM/CD/Changer Controller receiver
- Trim ring
- Hard face case
- CXB3875 wireless remote
- 2 "AAA" batteries
- Remote holder
- Double-sided self-adhesive foam tape (for remote holder)
- Wiring harness (has an in-line 10-amp fuse
- an in-line noise filter
- an in-line 0.5-amp fuse and two 1k ohm in-line fuse resistors)
- 2 radio removal tools
- 1 trim ring removal tool
- 1 rear support stud
- Rubber bumper
- 4 pan-head ISO screws
- 4 countersunk ISO-mount screws
- 2 nuts
- 1 hex/philips head screw
- 1 backstrap
- 1 face security screw (not used with this unit)
- 2 "WARNING security system on board" window stickers
- Owner's manual (English/French)
- Installation manual (English/French)
- Warranty sheet
- Demo mode notes sheet (yellow)
Features and Specs
|Memory Card Slot||No|
|Satellite Radio Ready||No|
|RMS Power Output||22 watts|
|Peak Output||45 watts|
|RMS Power Bandwidth||50-15kHz|
|Sub Preamp Outputs||Yes|
|Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs||---|
|Preamp Voltage||4 volts|
|Key Button Color||Green/Blue|
|Steering Wheel Control Compatible||---|
|Parts Warranty||1 YEAR|
|Labor Warranty||1 YEAR|
|FM Sensitivity||10 dBf|
|Radio Data System||Yes|
MOSFET Amplifier: This receiver is equipped with a 45 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 provided sets of preamp outputs.
Organic EL Display: This unit's display is a bright, easy to read full dot matrix display that is capable of showing 3-dimensional images. The display is easily viewed from all angles and it's brightness can be set according to lighting conditions or personal preference.
Display Brightness: You can select the display brightness from 0-31.
Entertainment Display Modes: The display may be set to show a 10-band spectrum analyzer ("Level Indicator)", a 3-dimensional rotating cityscape ("Movie Screen Mode 1") or a 3-dimensional planet and satellite motion display ("Movie Screen Mode 2").
Motorized Face: The faceplate is motorized for convenient access to the CD loading slot (located behind the face).
Display/Button Illumination: The frequency, station list, CD track/time and track list are displayed in blue. The select buttons guide, clock, source names and source icons illuminate in green. Along the bottom of the display is a row of orange icons including a loudness icon, a subwoofer icon and EQ curve icons (the EQ curve icons show the frequency response characteristic of each curve, except the "CUSTOM" curve). The buttons are backlit with green illumination, and there is a ring of blue illumination around the rotary volume control.
Display Dimming: When the illumination wire of this unit is connected to the headlamp circuit of your vehicle, and you turn your lights on, the display will dim to a preset level. The display brightness is not affected by the vehicle's dimmer control.
4.0-volt front and rear preamp outputs
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 0 to 15. 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.
Easy-EQ (EEQ): This feature gives you 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 (3k, 8k, 10k or 12kHz) to boost or cut. The Q factor (slope of the boost or cut) may be selected from one of the following four options: 2N (narrow/steep), 1N, 1W and 2W (wide/least steep). 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. A different "CUSTOM" curve can be set into memory for each source; the built-in CD player and optional CD changer are considered a single source, so they would share the same "CUSTOM" EQ curve.
Preset EQ Curves: This model has "POWERFUL", "NATURAL", "VOCAL", "CUSTOM", "EQ FLAT" and "SUPER BASS" preset EQ curves. The "CUSTOM" curve is one that you create and is stored in memory. There's an EQ curve display in the left hand portion of the display that shows the frequency response characteristic of each curve (except the "CUSTOM" curve; the displayed curve does not change with the settings you make to the custom curve).
Rear Speaker Output Modes: The rear speaker wires can be used to power a full range speaker ("Full Range output") or a subwoofer. If you switch the rear speaker lead setting to "Sub woofer output", you can connect a subwoofer directly to the rear speaker leads without using an external amplifier.
High-Pass Filter: This unit is equipped with a user selectable high-pass filter for the front and rear speaker and preamp outputs. The filter may be turned on or off and can be set to 50Hz, 80Hz or 125Hz. The high-pass filter is not to be used when the F.I.E. function is on (see below for more on F.I.E.).
F.I.E. (Front Image Enhancer) with Selectable Cutoff Frequency: Enhances the front image by cutting mid and high range frequencies to the rear speakers (and the rear preamp outputs), limiting their output to low range frequencies. You may select a cutoff frequency of 100, 160 or 250Hz.
Adjustable Loudness: You can select "Low", "Mid" or "High" for different levels of loudness compensation.
Source Level Adjustment (SLA): This function prevents radical leaps in volume when switching between sources. To use this function, you compare the volume level of the sources (AM, CD/CD changer, AUX) to the FM level, then you adjust the sources level to match that heard when listening to FM. Since the reference level is based on the FM volume, SLA is not possible on FM.
Programmable PGM Button: One of the functions in the Functions Menu may be memorized for each source (tuner, built-in CD player and multi-CD player) for control by the PGM button. In tuner mode, the PGM button may be set to turn best stations memory on/off or turn the local mode on/off. For the built-in CD player, the PGM button may be set to turn the pause, repeat play or random play functions on/off. For an optional CD changer, the PGM button may be set to turn the pause, repeat play or random play functions on/off, enter the disc list mode or access ITS memory.
This unit is equipped with a Supertuner III tuner.
RDS Functions: RDS is used by some FM stations as a means of transmitting broadcast information. RDS can be constantly updated by any FM station which use it. RDS allows you to access the following functions:
- PTY (Program type) Function: Allows you to seek tune only stations with the desired type of programming. The programming is broken down into: 1) News, 2) Information, 3) Sports, 4) Talk, 5) Rock, 6) Classic Rock, 7) Adult Hits, 8) Soft Rock, 9) Top 40, 10) Country, 11) Oldies, 12) Soft, 13) Nostalgia, 14) Jazz, 15) Classical, 16) R&B, 17) Soft R&B, 18) Language, 19) Religious Music, 20) Religious Talk, 21) Personality, and 22) Public.
- TA (Traffic Announcement Standby): Lets you receive traffic announcements automatically regardless of which source you are listening to. When an announcement begins, the volume adjusts automatically to a level which you preset. This function can be turned on/off.
- TA Seek: Automatically searches for and receives stations currently broadcasting Traffic Announcements.
- PTY Alarm: Automatically lets you hear broadcasts of emergency announcements regardless of the source you are listening to.
- Radio Text: This unit can display Radio Text data which some RDS stations transmit, for example, the name of the song being played and the name of the artist. The last 3 Radio Text broadcasts can be memorized and recalled by the unit.
CD Text Display: This unit can display disc titles, disc artist names, track titles and track artist names for CDs encoded with CD Text. Text longer than 20 characters can be scrolled by pressing the display button for 2 seconds or longer.
Tuner: This receiver is equipped with Pioneer's proprietary Supertuner III, which provides excellent AM and FM performance.
AGC (Automatic Gain Control): The built-in CD player is equipped with AGC for optimum tracking performance. Each time you insert a CD, AGC makes 7 different adjustments to optimize playback for that CD. AGC constantly adjusts the unit to improve the player's ability to play poorly manufactured discs and compensate for the dust and dirt that builds up on the laser optics as the unit ages.
CD Insert Auto Turn-on: When unit is off and a CD is inserted it will automatically turn on and play the CD.
Pause: The CD player has a pause feature, which also works for CDs played in optional Pioneer CD changers.
Disc Titling: You can store titles for up to 48 discs (when using a compatible Pioneer CD changer this increases to a total maximum of 100 discs). Each title may be up to 10 letters long.
CD Compatibility: This unit will play prerecorded CDs and finalized CD-Rs. The unit reviewed by Crutchfield played a CD-RW disc, but Pioneer does not claim compatibility with CD-RW discs. Results with CD-RW discs will vary depending on the quality of the discs; there are audio CD-RW discs that this unit will not play.
AUX Title Input: Allows you to input a title for the AUX input function; item 130CDRB10 (or item 130CDRB20), sold separately, is required to use the AUX input feature.
Cellular Mute: Mutes audio 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 wire) of this unit.
Warning Tone: If the faceplate is not removed within 5 seconds after the ignition is turned off, a warning tone will sound. This function can be turned off.
- Disc skip (forward and reverse)
- Track skip (and audible search) (forward and reverse)
- Direct Disc Access for discs 1-12
- Disc number search for 50-Disc changer: this is a rough search which allows you to directly access discs in 10 disc blocks, after which you skip to the disc in that particular block
- Repeat Play: One-track Repeat, Disc Repeat and Multi-CD player Repeat (magazine repeat)
- Random Play: disc random play or magazine random play (tracks may be played more than once)
- Scan Play: single disc scan (plays 10 seconds of each track on the disc) and magazine scan (plays 10 seconds of the first track on each disc)
- ITS (Instant Track Selection): up to 24 tracks per disc can be programmed into memory for up to 100 discs
- Disc Title Memory: titles of up to 10 characters each con be entered into memory for up to 100 discs
- Disc Title list: allows you to display disc titles you have input and select from the title list to play desired disc
- CD Text display: when used with a CD Text capable Pioneer CD changer, this unit will display the title of CD Text encoded discs that are played in the changer. Note: When playing a CD Text disc on a CD text compatible changer, you cannot switch to the DISC Title Input mode.
- CD Sound Quality Adjustment: includes the "COMP" and "DBE" functions. The "COMP" function may be set to one of two levels or off; this 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" (dynamic bass emphasis) boosts bass frequencies; the DBE function may be set to one of two levels or off. NOTE: For these features to work, the CD changer must support COMP and DBE functions!
NOTE: You cannot use the "Ejecting a Single Disc", "Frequency Play", "Music Group Play", or "ABC Disc Title Search" functions with this unit.
CXB3875 Wireless Remote Dimensions: (L=5.145", W=1.441", D=1.145" ):
- ATT (Mute) button: reduces volume by 90%.
- Volume +/-
- PGM button: Initially set to pause CD playback and activate best stations memory; operation depends on source and the source specific function programmed for the PGM button.
- Cursor buttons (up/down/left/right): Used for track/station seek, and to set levels within menus.
- Function button: Cycles through functions which allow you to set best station memory, local mode, CD track scan, CD pause, repeat, random etc. Also allows you to access the station list and track list functions.
- Audio Button: Allows you to access EQ/Loud/SLA/fader/FIE
- Escape/Band button: Cycles through tuner bands and allows you to exit from menu.
- Source Button: Selects source.
This unit is also compatible with Pioneer's steering wheel remote (item 130CDSR77).
(Detachable Face Security) Alarm Features
- At least one relay (item 120E5000) will be needed to operate all alarm functions. A relay is needed for the alarm output wire to control a siren, horn, or flashing lights; if you do not want to use the alarm output wire, no relay is required.
- The DFS Alarm feature is defeatable. If you do not want to use the alarm feature at all, no alarm wires need be connected.
The alarm is triggered by:
- opening a door and failing to put the face on the unit before the user selectable "Entry Delay Time" (0, 5, 15, 30, 45 or 60 seconds) runs out
- opening a door and failing to insert and turn the ignition key from "OFF" to "ON" within the "Entry Delay Time"
When triggered, the alarm can respond in two ways:
- An alternating two tone output can be sent to the car speakers (this feature is defeatable). The level of output sent to the speakers is adjustable. The same tone can be heard from the unit itself, but its volume is low and unaffected by the volume setting made in the alarm menu.
- The alarm can trigger a horn, siren, or parking lights relay (not included). The alarm will send a pulsed output to the relay.
Methods of disarming the alarm:
- The alarm will disarm when the face is placed on the unit before the user selectable "Entry Delay Time" runs out.
- The alarm may be disarmed by inserting the key into the ignition and turning the key from "off" to "on" before the "Entry Delay Time" runs out.
Alarm wires: There are two alarm wires (white/yellow and brown). The wires are in the same harness as the speaker and power wires.
- White/yellow wire: The white/yellow wire is to be connected to factory door pin switch wiring (by selecting the appropriate setting in the alarm menu, the white wire will respond to ground output pin switches or 12V output switches).
- Brown wire: The brown wire is made to send a pulsed 12V output to a siren, horn or lights relay (not included) when the alarm is triggered. A relay is required if this feature is to be used.
Display Illumination/Clock Display: When the clock has been given display priority, pressing and holding the source button turns off audio output, but the clock/calendar display and face/button illumination remain on. When the clock/calendar display is deactivated, the unit is off and both power leads are receiving power, turning the dash lights on will activate the button illumination (as long as the illumination lead has been connected). To turn the unit off completely, power must be removed from the accessory power (red) lead. Even when the clock has not been given display priority, the red accessory power wire of this unit should be connected to a source of switched power.
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