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Operation Manual
Multi-channel processor controller unit

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Thank you for buying this Pioneer product.
Please read through these operating instructions so you will know how to operate
your model properly. After you have finished reading the instructions, put them away
in a safe place for future reference.
Before You Start
About this manual 4
About this unit 4
About digital and analog source 4
Precautions 5
Use and care of the remote control 5
Switching the remote control operation mode
switch 5
Reverse mode 6
Dolby Digital/DTS compatibility 6
Whats What
Display unit 7
Remote control 7
Basic Operations
Turning the unit on 10
Selecting a source 10
Adjusting the volume 10
Turning the unit off 10
DVD Player
Function menu switching 11
Repeating play 11
Playing tracks in a random order 11
Scanning tracks of a CD 11
Pausing playback 11
TV tuner
Using the TV tuner 12
Storing and recalling broadcast stations 12
Storing the strongest broadcast stations
sequentially 12
Multi-CD Player
Playing a CD 13
50-disc multi-CD player 13
Introduction of advanced multi-CD player
operation 14
Repeating play 14
Playing tracks in a random order 14
Scanning CDs and tracks 15
Pausing CD playback 15
Using ITS playlists 15
Using disc title functions 17
Using CD TEXT functions 17
Using compression and bass emphasis 18
Digital Signal Processor
Introduction of DSP adjustments 19
Using the sound field control 20
Using the position selector 20
Using balance adjustment 21
Adjusting source levels 21
Using the dynamic range control 21
Using the dual mono mode 22
Using the direct control 22
Using the Dolby Pro Logic 22
Setting the speaker setting 22
Selecting a cut-off frequency 24
Adjusting the speaker output levels 24
Adjusting the speaker output levels using a
test tone 24
Adjusting the time alignment 25
Using the equalizer 25
Initial Settings
Adjusting initial settings 28
Setting the clock 28
Switching the dimmer setting 28
Adjusting the brightness 29
Correcting distorted sound 29
Switching the telephone muting/
attenuation 29
Switching the auxiliary setting 29
Switching the digital source setting 30
Switching the analog input setting 30

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Other Functions
Turning the clock display on or off 31
Using different entertainment displays 31
Setting the digital source title 31
Setting the analog source title 31
Using the AUX source 31
Setting remote control code type 32
Title input 32
Additional Information
Troubleshooting 33
Error messages 33
Specifications 35

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About this manual
This unit features a number of sophisticated
functions ensuring superior reception and op-
eration. All the functions have been designed
for the easiest possible use, but many are not
self-explanatory. This operation manual will
help you benefit fully from this productspo-
tential and to maximize your listening enjoy-
We recommend that you familiarize yourself
with the functions and their operation by read-
ing through the manual before you begin
using this unit. It is especially important that
you read and observe precautions on the next
page and in other sections.
About this unit
This unit can control separately sold Pioneer
multi-channel processor (DEQ-P7050). Also,
supplied remote control can control the func-
tions of separately sold Pioneer DVD player
(e.g. XDV-P9), Pioneer multi-CD player, Pioneer
television and the part of functions of Pioneer
head units.
Also, this unit has universal connector for
your car-stereo or other equipment, allowing
you to connect to this unit and to enjoy the
high quality sound of DEQ-P7050. If you want
to connect them, use either the speaker input
connector or the RCA input connector. You
can connect six sources at a time for speaker
input connector and RCA input connector as
analog source. You can change the setting of
each analog source between speaker input or
RCA input. (Refer to Switching the analog
input setting on page 30.)
About digital and analog
This unit features two digital sources and six
analog sources.
By connecting a Pioneer DVD player to this
unit with IP-BUS cable, you can use it as the
digital source.
Digital1 and Digital2 are automatically occu-
pied by the Pioneer DVD player when it is con-
nected to this unit. And each digital source is
assigned according to the media which is
playing on Pioneer DVD player, such as DVD,
Video CD and CD.
Devices which are connected to this unit with
speaker input connector or RCA input connec-
tor can be used as analog sources. For exam-
ple, when Pioneer head unit with tuner and
cassette player is connected to this unit, you
can use Analog1 for tuner and Analog2 for
cassette player as independent source.
Furthermore, audio function of DEQ-P7050
can be used independently for each analog
source, if each analog source is used properly.
The title displayed for digital sources and ana-
log sources can be changed. This is useful
when you use such sources. To input the titles,
refer to Title input on page 32.
! If equipment which is connected to this unit
as analog source has multiple sources, be
sure to change sources both for this unit and
the connected equipment. Also, this unit can-
not control equipment which is connected as
analog source.
! When the volume level of the equipment
which is connected to this unit as analog
source is too high, sound may be produced in-
correctly. Also, sound controls (e.g. loudness,
equalizer and so on) should be off to prevent
incorrect sound.
Before You Start

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! Keep this manual handy as a reference for
operating procedures and precautions.
! Always keep the volume low enough so you
can hear sounds outside of the car.
! Protect this product from moisture.
! If the battery is disconnected or dis-
charged, the preset memory will be erased
and must be reprogrammed.
! Should this product fail to operate properly,
contact your dealer or nearest authorized
Pioneer Service Station.
Use and care of the remote
Installing the battery
Slide the tray out on the back of the remote
control and insert the battery with the plus (+)
and minus () poles pointing in the proper di-
! When using for the first time, pull out the
film protruding from the tray.
Keep the battery out of the reach of children.
Should the battery be swallowed, immediately
consult a doctor.
! Use only one CR2025 (3 V) lithium battery.
! Remove the battery if the remote control is not
used for a month or longer.
! Do not recharge, disassemble, heat or dispose
of the battery in fire.
! Do not handle the battery with metallic tools.
! Do not store the battery with metallic materi-
! In the event of battery leakage, wipe the re-
mote control completely clean and install a
new battery.
! When disposing of used batteries, please
comply with governmental regulations or en-
vironmental public institutions rules that
apply in your country/area.
! Always check carefully that you are loading
the battery with its plus (+) and minus ()
poles facing in the proper directions.
Using the remote control
Point the remote control in the direction of the
front panel to operate.
! The remote control may not function prop-
erly in direct sunlight.
! Do not store the remote control in high tem-
peratures or direct sunlight.
! Do not let the remote control fall onto the
floor, where it may become jammed under the
brake or accelerator pedal.
Switching the remote control
operation mode switch
There are three remote control operation
modes on the remote control. In order to con-
trol every function of connected equipment
properly, be sure to change settings as fol-
Before You Start