High power CD player with RDS tuner
Lecteur CD de grande puissance avec syntoniseur
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 unit 3
About this manual 3
In case of trouble 3
Protecting your unit from theft 3
Removing the front panel 3
Attaching the front panel 4
Head unit 5
Turning the unit on 6
Selecting a source 6
Turning the unit off 6
Listening to the radio 7
Storing and recalling broadcast
Tuning in strong signals 8
Storing the strongest broadcast
Introduction of RDS operation 9
Switching the RDS display 9
Receiving PTY alarm broadcasts 9
Selecting alternative frequencies 9
Using PI Seek 10
Using Auto PI Seek for preset
Limiting stations to regional
Receiving traffic announcements 10
Responding to the TP alarm 11
PTY list 11
Built-in CD Player
Playing a CD 12
Repeating play 12
Pausing CD playback 12
Introduction of audio adjustments 14
Using balance adjustment 14
Using the equalizer 14
Recalling equalizer curves 14
Adjusting equalizer curves 15
Fine adjusting equalizer curve 15
Adjusting loudness 16
Front image enhancer (F.I.E.) 16
Adjusting source levels 16
Adjusting initial settings 18
Setting the FM tuning step 18
Switching Auto PI Seek 18
Understanding built-in CD player error
Cellular telephone muting 19
CD player and care 19
CD-R/CD-RW discs 20
About this unit
This product complies with the EMC Directives
(89/336/EEC, 92/31/EEC) and CE Marking Di-
The tuner frequencies on this unit are allo-
cated for use in Western Europe, Asia, the
Middle East, Africa and Oceania. Use in other
areas may result in improper reception. The
RDS function operates only in areas with FM
stations broadcasting RDS signals.
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 this
page and in other sections.
! A CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT label is af-
fixed to the bottom of this unit.
! The Pioneer CarStereo-Pass is for use only
! 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.
In case of trouble
Should this product fail to operate properly,
contact your dealer or nearest authorized Pio-
neer Service Station.
Protecting your unit from
The front panel can be detached from the
head unit and stored in the protective case
provided to discourage theft.
! Keep the front panel closed while driving.
! Never use force or grip the display and the
buttons tightly when removing or attaching.
! Avoid subjecting the front panel to excessive
! Keep the front panel out of direct sunlight and
Removing the front panel
1 Press DETACH to release the front
Press DETACH and the right side of the panel
is released from the head unit.
Before You Start
2 Grab the front panel and remove.
Grab the right side of the front panel and pull
away to the left. The front panel will be de-
tached from the head unit.
3Put the front panel into the protective
case provided for safe keeping.
Attaching the front panel
1 Place the front panel flat against the
2 Press the front panel into the face of
the head unit until it is firmly seated.
Before You Start
1 TA button
Press to turn traffic announcements func-
tion on or off.
2 EJECT button
Press to eject a CD from your built-in CD
3 AUDIO button
Press to select various sound quality con-
4 a/b/c/d buttons
Press to do manual seek tuning, fast for-
ward, reverse and track search controls.
Also used for controlling functions.
5 DETACH button
Press to remove the front panel from the
6 BAND button
Press to select among two FM and MW/LW
bands and cancel the control mode of func-
7 LOUDNESS button
Press to turn loudness on or off.
8 LOCAL/BSM button
Press to turn local function on or off.
Press and hold to turn BSM function on or
9 16 buttons
Press for preset tuning.
a SOURCE button
This unit is turned on by selecting a source.
Press to cycle through all of the available
b VOLUME button
Press to increase or decrease the volume.
c EQ button
Press to select various equalizer curves.