High power CD/MP3/WMA player with RDS 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, keep this man-
ual in a safe place for future reference.
Before You Start
About this unit 3
About MP3 3
About WMA 3
Visit our website 4
Protecting your unit from theft 4
Removing the front panel 4
Attaching the front panel 4
Head unit 5
Operating this unit
Basic Operations 6
Turning the unit on and selecting a
Adjusting the volume 6
Turning the unit off 6
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
Receiving traffic announcements 9
PTY list 10
Built-in Player 10
Playing a disc 10
Repeating play 11
Playing tracks in random order 11
Scanning tracks or folders of a
Pausing disc playback 12
Searching every 10 tracks in the
current disc or folder 12
Using compression and BMX 12
Displaying text information on
Audio Adjustments 13
Introduction of audio
Using balance adjustment 13
Using the equalizer 14
Adjusting equalizer curves 14
Adjusting loudness 14
Adjusting source levels 14
Initial Settings 15
Adjusting initial settings 15
Setting the FM tuning step 15
Switching Auto PI Seek 15
Saving the battery consumption 15
Error messages 16
Handling guideline of discs and player 16
MP3, WMA and WAV files 16
Example of a hierarchy 17
Compressed audio compatibility 17
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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.
! CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
! This product contains a laser diode of higher
class than 1. To ensure continued safety, do
not remove any covers or attempt to gain ac-
cess to the inside of the product. Refer all ser-
vicing to qualified personnel.
! 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.
Supply of this product only conveys a license
for private, non-commercial use and does not
convey a license nor imply any right to use
this product in any commercial (i.e. revenue-
generating) real time broadcasting (terrestrial,
satellite, cable and/or any other media), broad-
casting/streaming via internet, intranets and/
or other networks or in other electronic con-
tent distribution systems, such as pay-audio or
audio-on-demand applications. An indepen-
dent license for such use is required. For de-
tails, please visit
The Windows Media" logo printed on the box
indicates that this unit can play back WMA
Before You Start
WMA is short for Windows Media Audio and
refers to an audio compression technology
that is developed by Microsoft Corporation.
WMA data can be encoded by using Windows
Media Player version 7 or later.
Windows Media and the Windows logo are tra-
demarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation in the United States and/or other
This unit may not operate correctly depending on
the application used to encode WMA files.
Visit our website
Visit us at the following site:
! Register your product. We will keep the de-
tails of your purchase on file to help you
refer to this information in the event of an
insurance claim such as loss or theft.
! We offer the latest information about Pio-
neer Corporation on our website.
Protecting your unit from
The front panel can be detached from the
head unit and stored in the provided protective
case to prevent 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.
3 Put the front panel into provided pro-
tective case 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 EQ button
Press to select various equalizer curves.
Press and hold to turn loudness on or off.
2 DISPLAY button
Press to select different displays.
3 Disc loading slot
Insert a disc to play.
4 EJECT button
Press to eject a CD from your built-in CD
5 SOURCE button
This unit is turned on by selecting a source.
Press to cycle through all the available
6 BAND button
Press to select among MW/LW and two FM
bands and cancel the control mode of func-
Press and hold to turn regional function on
7 DETACH button
Press to remove the front panel from the
8 a/b/c/d buttons
Press to perform manual seek tuning, fast
forward, reverse and track search controls.
Also used for controlling functions.
9 AUDIO button
Press to select various sound quality con-
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. Also used for con-
c TA button
Press to turn TA function on or off. Press
and hold to turn AF function on or off.
d VOLUME (+/) buttons
Press to increase or decrease the volume.