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, keep this man-
ual in a safe place for future reference.
Before You Start
About this unit 3
Protecting your unit from theft 3
Removing the front panel 3
Attaching the front panel 3
Head unit 4
Turning the unit on and selecting a
Turning the unit off 5
Listening to the radio 6
Storing and recalling broadcast
Tuning in strong signals 7
Storing the strongest broadcast
Introduction of RDS operation 8
Switching the RDS display 8
Receiving PTY alarm broadcasts 8
Selecting alternative frequencies 8
Using PISeek 9
Using Auto PISeek for preset
Limiting stations to regional
Receiving traffic announcements 9
PTY list 10
Built-in CD Player
Playing a CD 11
Repeating play 11
Pausing CD playback 11
Introduction of audio adjustments 12
Using balance adjustment 12
Using the equalizer 12
Recalling equalizer curves 12
Adjusting equalizer curves 13
Fine-adjusting equalizer curve 13
Adjusting loudness 13
Front image enhancer (F.I.E.) 14
Adjusting source levels 14
Adjusting initial settings 15
Setting the FM tuning step 15
Switching Auto PISeek 15
Saving the battery consumption 15
Understanding built-in CD player error
Sound muting 16
CD player and care 16
CD-R/CD-RW discs 17
About this unit
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 poor reception. The RDS
(radio data system) function operates only in
areas with FM stations broadcasting RDS sig-
! Do not allow this unit to come into contact
with liquids. Electrical shock could result.
Also, this unit damage, smoke, and overheat
could result from contact with liquids.
! A CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT label is affixed
to the bottom of this unit.
! The Pioneer CarStereo-Pass is for use only in
! Keep this manual handy as a reference for op-
erating procedures and precautions.
! Always keep the volume low enough so that
you can hear sounds from outside the vehicle.
! Protect this unit from moisture.
! If the battery is disconnected or discharged,
the preset memory will be erased and must be
! 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.
! Never use force or grip the display and the
buttons too tightly when removing or attach-
! 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.
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 TA function on or off. Press
and hold to turn AF function on or off.
2 Disc loading slot
Insert a disc to play.
3 EJECT button
Press to eject a CD from your built-in CD
4 AUDIO button
Press to select various sound quality con-
5 PAUSE button
Press to turn pause on or off.
6 a/b/c/d buttons
Press to do manual seek tuning, fast for-
ward, reverse and track search controls.
Also used for controlling functions.
7 LOUDNESS button
Press to turn loudness on or off.
8 DETACH button
Press to remove the front panel from the
9 BAND button
Press to select among two FM and MW/LW
bands and cancel the control mode of func-
a LOCAL/BSM button
Press to turn local function on or off.
Press and hold to turn BSM function on or
b 16 buttons
Press for preset tuning.
c SOURCE button
This unit is turned on by selecting a source.
Press to cycle through all the available
Rotate it to increase or decrease the vo-
e EQ button
Press to select various equalizer curves.
Turning the unit on and
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 the unit (refer to page 11).
% Press SOURCE to select a source.
Press SOURCE repeatedly to switch between
the following sources:
Built-in CD playerTuner
When you select a source the unit is turned
! 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 vehicles auto-antenna relay control
terminal, the vehicles antenna extends when
this units source is turned on. To retract the
antenna, turn the source off.
Turning the unit off
% Press SOURCE and hold until the unit