Overview: The Pioneer
DEH-P6000UB is an AM/FM/CD receiver that can
also play MP3, WMA, WAV, and AAC files on disc as well. It has a rear panel
3.5mm auxiliary input for portable devices, as well as a rear panel USB input
for your iPod or other USB-based portable audio player or USB memory device.
Additional accessories that are compatible with this unit include Bluetooth
Audio and Bluetooth Telephone (when the optional Pioneer Bluetooth adapter is
connected), XM or SIRIUS Satellite Radio (with an optional satellite radio tuner
and antenna), and a multi-CD player. See section below on External Device
Controls for details on compatibility.
CEA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the
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 DEH-P6000UB are as
- CEA2006 Specs: 14 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz,
- 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)
The DEH-P6000UB is equipped with a MOSFET amplifier. Compared to conventional power
supplies, the MOSFET amplification circuit is smaller and more efficient, and it
delivers increased power with less distortion and absolutely zero on/off
switching noise. More power means louder and cleaner music at higher volumes
because you're not pushing the limits of the amplification circuit.
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): The BSM (Best Stations Memory) function
lets you automatically store the six strongest stations under preset buttons 1-6
of the currently tuned band. The tuner has 3 FM banks and 1 AM bank. You can
store 6 presets for each bank giving you a total of 18 FM presets and 6 AM
Local Tuning: Local seek tuning
lets you tune in only those radio stations with sufficiently strong signals for
good reception. There are 4 levels of sensitivity for FM and two levels for AM.
The higher settings allow reception of only the strongest stations, while lower
settings let you receive progressively weaker stations.
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.
AAC Decoding: This unit will
playback AAC files encoded by iTunes recorded onto CDs, however files purchased
from the iTunes Music Store (.m4p file extension) are not compatible. Tracks
recorded at transmission rates of 16-320 kbps are playable on this unit.
Advanced Sound Retriever: The Advanced Sound Retriever automatically enhances compressed
audio and restores the original richness of the recording. When Advanced Sound
Retriever is on, the high frequency range is compensated to match the frequency
response curve to the original sound. There are two
available levels of the Sound Retriever effect.
EEQ (Easy EQ):
The DEH-P6000UB is equipped with a 7-band 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:
- Center Frequencies: 50Hz, 125Hz, 315Hz, 800Hz, 2kHz, 5kHz,
- Preset EEQ Settings:
Powerful, Super Bass, Vocal, Natural, Custom 1, Custom 2, and Flat
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
List Button: The List button on the front panel allows you to the
track title list, folder list, file list, preset channel list, or disc title
list, depending upon the source. Once the List button is pressed, you can turn
the multi-control knob to view each item on the list. To select the highlighted
item, you can press the multi-control. This allows you to quickly make
selections from most any source.
Auxiliary Input: The
DEH-P6000UB is equipped with a rear panel 3.5mm stereo minijack auxiliary input for
connecting external components, such as a portable MP3 player, DVD, or VCR. Once
AUX 1 is selected as a source, you can change the source display of the input to
any 10-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.
Both Aux 1 and Aux 2 must be turned on in the setup menu in order to be selected
as a source. 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 10-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
Rear Channel/Subwoofer Output: The rear speaker outputs can be set to provide full range output with full fading capability, or they can be set to provide non-fading subwoofer (low-pass) output. When the rear speaker outputs are set to subwoofer mode, the rear preamp outputs also switch from full range to subwoofer outputs.
When set for subwoofer operation, you can connect the
rear speaker leads directly to two small 4-ohm passive subwoofers or a dual voice coil sub with 4-ohm voice coils. If you prefer to use a single 2-ohm subwoofer, you can connect the woofer to one set of speaker leads, leaving the other set of rear leads disconnected. The maximum output provided when a 2-ohm load is connected to one set of leads is 70 watts.
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 (Gain: +12dB to 0dB).
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 10 characters long.
Full-Dot OEL Display: The
DEH-P6000UB features a Full-Dot Organic
EL display, which takes advantage
of MP3, WMA, iPod, XM and Sirius Satellite Radio, plus CD Text-encoded discs. This large
160 x 48 pixel, 3-line
display makes it easy to read and cycle through the song title, artist, and
other text used by these sources.
Entertainment Displays: There are numerous Entertainment
Displays to choose from, including 2 Background Visuals, 4 Background Pictures,
2 Simple Displays, a Level Meter, 3 Visualizer displays, 2 Spectrum Analyzers, a
Movie, and an Entertainment Clock display.
Ever Scroll: When the Ever
Scroll feature is set to On, recorded text information scrolls continuously on
the display. It will auto-scroll up to 64 characters. Set this feature to Off if you prefer the information to scroll
Function Confirmation Tones:
The receiver emits an audible beep tone each time a button is pressed. These
function confirmation tones cannot be turned off.
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 remains on. When
the Clock Display has been turned off, pressing and holding the source button
turns the unit off completely. Even if you have turned the radio completely off
you can view the clock display be pressing the clock button. The clock will then
remain On until you turn it back Off. When the unit is On you can select between
the clock display or the audio track/tuner display. When the unit is off but the
ignition is on, the button illumination will light up when the vehicle's
headlights are turned on.
Brightness/Dimmer: The brightness of the display can be
adjusted in the setup menu. In addition, the display is also automatically dimmed when the car's
headlights are turned on. With the headlights off, the brightness can be
adjusted between 0 and 15. When the dimmer function is on, the brightness can be
adjusted from 0 to 10.
orange/white "illumination" wire must be connected to the vehicle's headlight
circuit in order for the dimmer feature to work.
Detachable Face Security:
This unit features 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. A face-fixing screw is supplied for
making the face non-detachable, if desired.
Remote Control: The
comes with a wireless remote control (CXC9113). The remote allows you to control
the volume, switch between sources, pause the CD, change the display, and adjust
the audio. The 10-digit numeric keypad allows you to directly select a CD track,
radio preset, or disc from a connected changer. The attenuator button allows you to quickly lower the volume by about
90%, a function that cannot be performed from the front panel. The head unit also 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). In addition, the PAC SWI-PS steering wheel remote interface is compatible with this head unit.
External Device Controls
The DEH-P6000UB can control and playback songs on an iPod. This unit supports
only iPods with a standard Dock Connector. (Please see compatibility list below
for your model and software version.) You can connect the iPod using the unit's
USB input (a dock connector to USB cable, such as the one supplied with your iPod, or the optional 130CDIU50, is required). When connected
via USB, you can choose to control the iPod from the head unit or the iPod
itself. (This function only works on iPod classic, iPod touch, and 2nd and 3rd generation nano only. You can still change songs from the head unit, even when you are
controlling the iPod manually.) You can perform multiple search
functions, including playlist, genre, artist, and album searches. While
connected and the ignition switch is set to ACC or ON, the USB connection will power and charge your iPod. The DEH-P6000UB is compatible with
the following iPod models:
- iPod video (5th generation)
- iPod classic (80/120/160GB)
- iPod nano (1st/2nd/3rd/4th generation)
- iPod touch (1st/2nd generation)
- iPhone/iPhone 3G
USB Input: In addition to connecting an iPod, the rear panel USB input
allows you to connect a USB portable audio player or USB flash memory that is
USB Mass Storage Class compliant. A 57" USB extension cable is included to allow
you access to the USB connection after the receiver is installed.
Optional USB Adapter: If the head unit's built-in USB input is being
used, you can
connect a USB adapter (130CDUB100, sold separately) to the IP-Bus port to
playback audio from a portable audio player that features a USB interface. This USB adapter features a IP-Bus pass-through for
daisy chaining another IP-Bus compatible component.
Satellite Radio Ready: You can connect and control an
external satellite radio tuner from XM or SIRIUS. The head unit is compatible with the GEX-P920XM (item
number 130P920XM) Pioneer XM
receiver. For Sirius there are two options; connect the SC-C1 SiriusConnect
Universal Vehicle tuner and the CD-SB10 Pioneer
Sirius Satellite Radio interface (package item number 700SIRPION), or use the
Pioneer Sirius Satellite Radio interface (item number 130CDSB10) and the SIRIUS
dock-and-play adapter (item number 607SCVDOC1) along with a compatible portable
SIRIUS radio. 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.
HD Radio Ready: This unit is compatible with the optional Pioneer
GEX-P10HD HD Radio tuner (item number 130GEXP10H), allowing you to tune
available HD Radio stations. HD Radio features high quality audio, FM
multi-casting, and data services. The GEX-P10HD connects through the IP-BUS
Optional Bluetooth Adapter: In
addition, you can use this unit to control a CD-BTB200 Bluetooth adapter (130BTB200, sold separately)
for your compatible Bluetooth mobile phone or Bluetooth portable audio player.
The Pioneer CD-BTB200 Bluetooth Adapter allows you to make and receive calls
wirelessly and hands-free on your Bluetooth-equipped cellular telephone through
this Pioneer "Bluetooth Adapter Ready" head unit. The CD-BTB200 comes with a
microphone for making and answering your calls. You can hear the other party
through the vehicle's speaker system. The unit connects to the head unit via the
supplied IP-BUS cable, and has an IP-BUS pass-through for daisy chaining another
Optional TV Tuner: You
can use this unit to control an optional Pioneer TV tuner (sold separately).
IP-Bus Changer Controls: You can
add an IP-Bus-compatible 6-disc or 12-disc Pioneer CD changer, and control it
from the head unit. The unit feature the following CD-changer features.
- 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
- 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 Track Scan: The
beginning of each track on the selected disc plays for about 10 seconds
before moving onto the next track and continues until you make your
- 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 once to reveal the entire string of text by
holding down the Display button.
- 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.
For these functions to work, they must be supported by the Pioneer CD