Overview: The Pioneer DEH-P610BT is an AM/FM/CD receiver
that can play MP3, WMA, WAV, and AAC files on CD-R and CD-RW discs, as well as
from a portable USB device. It has a front-panel
3.5mm auxiliary input for portable devices, as well as a front-panel USB input
for your iPod or other USB-based portable audio player or USB memory device.
The unit also features built-in Bluetooth and comes supplied with an external
microphone. Additional accessories that are compatible with this unit include XM or SIRIUS Satellite Radio (with an optional satellite radio tuner
and antenna), HD tuner (optional tuner required) and a multi-CD changer (sold
Detachable Face Security: This unit features Detachable Face
Security. If the front panel is not detached from the head unit within four
seconds of turning off the ignition, a warning tone sounds. You can turn off the
warning tone. A face case is included with the unit. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face non-detachable, if
LCD Display: The DEH-P610BT features a
black background with a 13-character text (white) display which takes advantage of MP3,
WMA, iPod, XM Radio, and Sirius, plus CD Text-encoded discs. This display makes
it easy to read and cycle through the song title, artist, and other text used by
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
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 by 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.
The DEH-P610BT 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.
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-P610BT 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)
Sound Retriever: The Sound Retriever automatically enhances compressed
audio and restores the original richness of the recording. When 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-P6100BT 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
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
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.
Three 4-Volt Preamp Outputs: The Pioneer DEH-P610BT is equipped with three 4-Volt preamp outputs
(Front/Rear/Subwoofer). The front and rear speakers are fading with high-pass
crossover filters, while the subwoofer output is non-fading with a low-pass
- Front and Rear Preamp Outputs:
If you do not
want low frequency sounds to play from the front or rear speaker preamp outputs
(or 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.
- 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
Switchable Rear Channel/Subwoofer Speaker 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.
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.
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 and WMA files with a bit rate from 5-320 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 8-320 kbps are playable on this unit.
List Features: The List feature allows you
track the 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.
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
External Device Controls
The DEH-P6100BT is equipped with built-in Bluetooth technology allowing
you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver. When you're
not utilizing hands-free calling, you can use Bluetooth Wireless Technology to
control and listen to a Bluetooth audio player. Up to 5 Bluetooth-compatible
mobile devices can be registered to this head unit.
- Bluetooth Hands-free Communication: The head unit
supports Bluetooth's Hands-Free Profile (HFP) communication. During your
wireless phone call, you can talk into the head unit's included microphone,
and listen to the other party through the vehicle's speaker system. The
microphone features a 16.5' cord that plugs into the back of the radio, and
comes with a visor-mount clip. The receiver offers five microphone volume
levels to keep phone calls sounding loud and clear. You can answer a call
manually or setup the unit to answer the call automatically while muting
your music. You can even transfer your entire phonebook at a single time to
the head unit, which can memorize up to 1,000 entries of reach user (max. 5
devices can be stored in the phone book; each independent entry can hold
five phone numbers and genres). You can also dial a phone number directly
(using the unit's multi-control dial or remote), from a call history list
(the 80 most recent calls dialed, received and missed are stored), or by
voice recognition (your phone must support voice tags).
- Bluetooth Audio Players: The
head unit also supports Bluetooth's wireless Audio Streaming Profile (A2DP)
and Bluetooth's Audio Control Profile (AVRCP). These features allow you to
wirelessly transmit music from your Bluetooth compatible cell-phone or
portable audio player to the DEH-P6100BT so you can listen to your stored
music files through your vehicle's audio system.
Note: Not all Bluetooth-capable phones are compatible
with this receiver.
USB Input: The unit's front-panel USB type-A input allows you to connect a USB
portable audio player and/or USB flash memory that is USB Mass Storage Class
compliant (256MB to 250GB). This unit can play MP3/WMA/WAV/AAC files stored on a
USB Mass Storage device in FAT16 or FAT32 file system formats. MP3 and AAC files
with a bit rate from 8-320 kbps, and WMA files with a bit rate from 5-320 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, 6,000 folders
and 65,535 files per USB device are recognized by this unit.
iPod Direct Connection: The DEH-P610BT can control and playback
songs on an iPod. This unit supports select iPods with a standard Dock
Connector. You can connect your iPod to the unit's front-panel USB input using
the included CD-iU50 cable or the one supplied with your iPod. When connected via USB, you can choose to
control the iPod from the head unit or the iPod itself ( 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, album,
and alphabetical searches. The head unit will also display your iPod's music file
information, including Play Time, Song Title, Artist Name, and Album Title.
While connected and the ignition switch is set to ACC or ON, the USB connection
will power and charge your iPod. The Pioneer DEH-P610BT is "Made for
iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions
(as of Dec. 2009):
|iPod/iPhone Model||Generation||Software Version||Media Type||Control||Display||Charge|
|Audio||Video||Unit||iPod||Song/Artist ||Track |
Note: Apple firmware updates may change
functionality results. You may need to reset your iPod if you download a
newer software version. The headunit may read "Error 19" if your iPod is
not reset. If left plugged in, the iPod will turn off approximately two
minutes after the vehicle's ignition switch is set to Off.
Optional USB Adapter: If the head unit's built-in
front-panel 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 (130P920XM,
sold separately) 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 (700SIRPION,
sold separately), or use the Pioneer Sirius Satellite Radio interface (130CDSB10,
sold separately) and the SIRIUS dock-and-play adapter (607SCVDOC1,
sold separately) 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-P20HD HD Radio tuner (130GEXP20H,
sold separately) allowing you to tune available HD Radio stations. HD Radio
features high quality audio, FM multi-casting, and data services. The optional
HD Radio tuner connects through the IP-BUS interface.
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.
Auxiliary Input: The DEH-P610BT is equipped with a front-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 front panel
minijack Aux input (AUX 1), you can connect a second auxiliary component by
connecting an IP-Bus/RCA connector. The optional CD-RB10 (130CDRB10,
sold separately) lets you connect one auxiliary component, and the optional
sold separately) 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.
Wireless Remote Control: The DEH-P610BT comes with a wireless
remote control (CXC9115). The remote allows you to control the volume, switch
between sources, pause the CD, change the display, and adjust the audio. You can
directly access a CD track or Radio preset using the remote control. 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 remote
allows you to answer incoming Bluetooth phone calls.
Steering Wheel Control: The PAC SWI-PS (127SWIPS,
sold separately) steering wheel remote interface is compatible with this head