High power CD player with FM/AM tuner
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 3
Protecting your unit from theft 3
Removing the front panel 3
Attaching the front panel 3
Head unit 4
Turning the unit on 5
Selecting a source 5
Turning the unit off 5
Listening to the radio 6
Storing and recalling broadcast
Tuning in strong signals 7
Storing the strongest broadcast
Built-in CD Player
Playing a CD 8
Playing tracks in a random order 8
Repeating play 8
Pausing CD playback 9
Introduction of audio adjustments 10
Using balance adjustment 10
Using the equalizer 10
Recalling equalizer curves 10
Adjusting equalizer curves 11
Fine adjusting equalizer curve 11
Adjusting loudness 12
Front image enhancer (F.I.E.) 12
Adjusting source levels 12
Adjusting initial settings 14
Setting the clock 14
Setting the FM tuning step 14
Setting the AM tuning step 14
Understanding built-in CD player error
Turning the clock display on or off 15
CD player and care 15
CD-R/CD-RW discs 16
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.
USE OF CONTROL OR ADJUSTMENT OR
PERFORMANCE OF PROCEDURES
OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN
MAY RESULT IN HAZARDOUS RADIATION
THE USE OF OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS
WITH THIS PRODUCT WILL INCREASE
! 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.
! If this unit does not operate properly, con-
tact 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.
! 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.
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.
3 Put 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 CLOCK button
Press to change to the clock display.
2 EJECT button
You can eject a CD by pressing EJECT.
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 DETACH to release the front panel.
6 BAND button
Press to select among three FM and one
AM bands and cancel the control mode of
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
Press to increase or decrease the volume.
c EQ button
Press to select various equalizer curves.
Turning the unit on
% Press SOURCE to turn the unit on.
When you select a source the unit is turned
Selecting a source
You can select a source you want to listen to.
To switch to the built-in CD player, load a disc
in this unit (refer to page 8).
% Press SOURCE to select a source.
Press SOURCE repeatedly to switch between
the following sources:
Built-in CD playerTuner
! When no disc has been set in the unit, the
source will not switch to the built-in CD player.
! When this units blue/white lead is connected
to the cars auto-antenna relay control term-
inal, the cars antenna extends when this
units source is turned on. To retract the an-
tenna, turn the source off.
Turning the unit off
% Press SOURCE and hold until the unit